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        Venus Physique

      MAUPERTIUS Pierre Louis Moreau De. Venus Physique. S.l., 1751. In 16mo; pp.240, 5. Ampi margini. Cart. coevo. Blake, pag.293; Garrison Morton, 215.2.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt. Political, Commercial, and Philosophical; Together with his Letters and Poems... to Which is Prefix’d a New Account of his Life

      Lon., 1751.. b/w frontispieces. In the 130-odd years that elapsed between Raleigh’s execution and this publication, the first collection of his works, Raleigh’s reputation had risen considerably. This edition features a laudatory biography, “Orders to Commanders of the Fleet” from his second Eldorado expedition, discourses on the wars with Spain and the Netherlands, “A Discourse of the Invention of Ships, Compass, Anchors, &c.” “Observations Concerning the Royal Navy,” “Voyage for the Discovery of Guiana” and two other essays concerning that voyage, as well as poems, letters and essays on other subjects. Two volumes bound in attractive 19th century full polished calf with gilt spine decorations and labels.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        A Journal or, Historical Account of the Life, Travels and Christian Experiences, of that Antient, Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, Thomas Chalkley,

      London, 1751. ix + 326pp. 2nd ed., mostly clean apart from a little writing on title page and old contemporary notes on the book on the front end paper. Lacking rear end paper. Original worn full calf, the hinges very weak, the front board almost detached. A Quaker preacher who came to America in 1700. He visited the West Indies and Bermuda. Interesting details on Anguilla, Barbados, Bermuda and the first written acount of Tortola.

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        (Hrsg.). Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. 17 Textbde., 3 Text-Suppl.-Bde., 11 Tafelbde., 1 Taf.-Suppl.-Bd. Zus. 32 (von 35) Bde. Paris, Briasson, Le Breton u.a.; Neuchâtel, Faulche; Paris, Panckoucke u.a. ; Amsterdam, Rey, 1751-1780. Mit 1 gefalt. Stammtaf., 1 Frontisp. u. 2776 (von 2795) Kupfertaf. (dav. 320 gefalt. oder mehrf. gefalt.), einigen Textholzschn. u. (teils gefalt.) Tabellen. Fol. Braune geflammte Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. auf 6 Bünden m. reicher goldgepr. RDekoration u. je 2 goldgepr. RSch., roter Schnitt (teils leicht berieben, vereinzelt bestoßen, 2 Bände leicht abweichend eingebunden).

      Brunet II, 700; Graesse II, 389; Ebert 6709; Carter/Muir, 200.- Erste Ausgabe .- Die Encyclopädie wurde zum Träger der neuen Ideen des 18. Jahrhunderts und lieferte den aufgeklärten Bürgern die nötigen Argumente zum Kampf gegen 'Wunderglauben, Gewissenszwang und Despotismus' (Zischka XLI). Jeder neue Band rief Stürme der Begeisterung bzw. der Entrüstung hervor.- Ohne den vierten Textsupplementband und die beiden Registerbände 'Table Analytique' von 1780.- Tafel-Supplementband: 19 Tafeln fehlen.- 1 Tafelband u. 1 Textband mit leichtem Feuchtrand am Fußsteg, teils auch in der Darstellung, 1 Textband mit etwas Wurmfraß (etwas Buchstabenverlust).- Gutes und dekoratives Exemplar der seltenen Originalausgabe.- With one folding, genealogical table; one frontispiece and 2776 (of 2795) plates with copper engravings (320 of it folded or folded several times); some woodcuts in the text and (some folded) tables. Folio. Flamed brown contemporary leather bindings.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        Journal du Voyage fait par Ordre du Roi, a l'Équateur, servant d'Introduction historique a la Mesure des Trois Premiers Degrés du Méridien

      Three maps & three plates (all engraved & mostly folding) and one folding printed table. 1 p.l., xxxvi, 280, xv pp. Large 4to, cont. marbled calf, spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1751. First edition and a very pretty copy. This is the second account by La Condamine (1701-74), of the famous expedition to Peru which "had as its goal the verification of Newton's hypothesis on the flattening of the terrestrial globe in the polar regions and, thereby, the resolution of the controversy regarding the form of the earth that was then dividing French scientists. Maupertuis, Clairaut, and Le Monnier went to Lapland to measure several degrees of meridian at the arctic circle, while Godin, Bouguer, and La Condamine were sent to Peru."­D.S.B., XV, p. 270. .

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        TraitŽ Historique et Dogmatique Sur Les Apparitions, Les Visions & Les RŽvŽlations Particulires. Avec Des Observations Du R.P. Dom Calmet, AbbŽ De SŽnones, Sur Les Apparitions & Les Revenans. Two volumes

      Avignon / Paris:: Leloup,, 1751.. First edition.. Full Calf. 8vo. (6.5 x 4 inches). Two volumes. Volume 1: pp.xliii, 408. Volume 2: pp.vii, 448. Original full calf, rubbed to edges, very dry and rubbed to spine and outer joints. Title in gilt to red morocco label, one label trifle lifting. All edges red. Old armorial library bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes. Dealer's notes in pencil to front free endpaper of Volume 1, stating that 'pp.361 & 363 of vol.2 [have been] mended'. Browning and light spotting to prelims and extrems. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set, complete in two volumes. Text in French. Binding sound, but obviously these books would benefit from restoration. Uncommon. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Biblia latino-germanica 1751 - Biblia Sacra Vulgatæ Editionis Jussu Sixti Quinti Pontificis Max. Recognita, Locupletibus SS. Patrum Et Aliorum Probatorum S. Scripturæ Interpretum Commentariis Illustrata Una Cum Nova, Eaque Excultiore, Nec Non Ad Sensum Scripturæ Magis Accommoda Versione Germanica, In Commodum Et Utilitatem Totius Ecclesiæ Catholicæ Præsertim Germanicæ Elucubrata a Theologis Monasterii D. Ettonis prope S. Landelinum, vulgo Ettenheimmünster Ordinis S. Benedicti, Sub Directione P. Germani Cartier ... Recens Edita Et In Quatuor Tomos Distincta

      Konstanz, Betz 1751. 39 cm. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden; (34), 754 (irrig 758), (4); (2), 572 (irrig 562); (2), 588; (2), 571, (53), 12 Seiten mit 59 Kupfertafeln von Georg David Nessenthaler, Elias Schaffhauser, Tobias Lobeck, Georg Pintz, Johann Gottfried Tholot und anderen und 5 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr.-Bde. der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit Messingschließen - Bibel in Deutschland S. 272 f. - Brunet I, 879 (Köln) - Darlow / Moule 4245 Anmerkung - Laor / Klein 813, 921, 922, 937 - "Zehn Jahre arbeiteten die Professoren der Ordensschule des Benediktinerstifts Ettenheim unter der Leitung von Germanus Cartier an der Bibelübersetzung. Eine Eigenart dieses Werkes ist es, daß es nicht, wie bisher, in drei, sondern in vier Teile geteilt ist: Genesis bis Chronik, Esra bis Jesus Sirach, Propheten und Makkabäer, Neues Testament. Neu ist auch, daß sich unter jeder Seite in Kleindruck ein ausführlicher lateinischer Kommentar aus den Kirchenvätern und zeitgenössischen Exegeten befindet. Die Benediktiner von Ettenheimmünster wollten den bestehenden Übersetzungen nicht einfach eine neue hinzufügen, sie bemühten sich mit allem Eifer, wie aus der langen Dauer der Arbeit hervorgeht, eine wirklich brauchbare deutsche übersetzung zu schaffen. In der Präfatio sprechen sie sich über ihr Ringen um ein gutes Deutsch aus." (Bibel in Dt.) Zweispaltig gedruckter Paralleletext, Latein und Deutsch nebeneinander mit umfangreichen Fußnoten. Jede Kupfertafel mit 3 biblischen Szenen, dazu Bibelzitat in Latein, Deutsch und Französisch. Die ausfaltbaren Kupfer sind aus der Cotta-Bibel von 1729: Delineatio und Beschreibung Palaestinae oder des Gelobten Landes mit umfangreicher Legende (Laor, 813); Synedrium, 14 kleinere Darstellungen (Heiligtümer, Priester, Pharisäer usw.); Abriß der Stadt Jerusalem ... zur Zeit Christi. Vogelschauplan, umrahmt von 10 kleineren Bildern und 2 Ansichten des Tempels (Laor, 937); Gesicht Ezechiels, Tempel, Ezechiels, Landtaffel der 12 Stämme. 3 Abbildungen auf 1 Tafel (Laor, 921); Land-Charte über die Reysen der H. Apostel sonderlich des H. Pauli mit umfangreicher Legende (Laor, 922). Eine von vier Schließen ist noch ganz vorhanden, innen vereinzelt Stockflecken. Auf dem Vorsatz zeitgen. Besitzvermerk: "Bibliothecee Capucin. Badee" -

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        THE FAERIE QUEENE. With an exact collation of the Two Original Editions, Published by Himself at London in Quarto; the Former containing the first Three Books printed in 1590, and the Latter the Six Books in 1596. To which are now added, A new Life of the Author, and also a Glossary. Adorn'd with thirty-two Copper Plates, from the Original Drawings of the late W. Kent, Esq; Architect and Principal Painter to His Majesty

      London: Printed for J. Brindley, in New Bond Street, and S. Wright, Clerk of His Majesty's works, Hampton Court.,1751. THREE VOLUMES. FIRST WILLIAM KENT EDITION. 4to.(11.2 x 8.7 inches). Vol. 1: iii, xxxvii, lxiii( with first, errata, leaf bound after the Glossary and before the main text), 453. Vol. 2; ii, 450. Vol. 3: ii, 440. Illustrated with 32 fine double page copper engraved plates by William Kent, each mounted onto a tab to allow for the plate to be viewed flat, plus several head and tail pieces throughout. Finely bound in recent period style full panelled calf bindings. Full sprinkled brown calf. Spines with five raised bands. Red and green labels, gilt. Compartments fully decorated and double ruled in gilt. Boards with blind double ruled panels with lighter brown frames. Floral corner pieces. Double blind ruled borders on boards. A very good set of this most beautiful edition, in attractive period style leather bindings.:

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      London, Printed for C. Bathurst in Fleet-street, 1751.. Four volumes in two, the complete Gullivers travels, Volumes 2 & 3 from Charles Bathurst edition of the works of Swift 1751. 12mo bound in sixes, approximately 130 x 80 mm, 5 x 3 inches, portrait frontispiece of Captain Gulliver, 5 maps and 1 plate of the automatic writing machine, pages: xxiv, 1-224 plus 4 pages of adverts; x, 3-244, collation the same as Teerink, contemporary full calf, contrasting red and black gilt lettered labels, extra gilt spine with floral decoration between raised bands, double gilt rules to covers, edges stained red. Bindings slightly rubbed, hinges cracked but still holding, head and tail of spines and corners slightly worn, 2 pages affected by pale browning, all text legible, occasional other pale staining mostly to margins, offsetting from portrait to title page in Volume 1, endpapers and title pages have pale age-browning, a few lower corners creased in Volume 2, engraved book-plate to the first pastedown of each volume (William Bowen). A good set of an early edition. See: Dr H. Teerink, A Bibiography of the Writings of Jonathan Swift, page 78. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Harmonie entre les principes generaux de repos et de mouvement de M. de Maupertuis [with] Sur le principe de la moindre action [with] Examen de la dissertation de M. le Professeur Koenig, inseree dans les actes de Leipzig, pour le mois de mars 1751.Berlin: Haude et Spener, 1751/1753. First edition.

      First appearance of Euler's three principle texts in the famous dispute over the principle of least action - "perhaps the ugliest of all the famous scientific disputes" (D.S.B. VII: 442). "In 1751 a sensational new argument began when S. König published some critical remarks on Maupertuis's principle of least action (1744) and cited a letter of Leibniz in which the principle was, in König's opinion, formulated more precisely. Submitting to Maupertuis, the Berlin Academy rose to defend him and demanded that the original of Leibniz' letter (a copy had been sent to König from Switzerland) be presented. When it became clear that the original could not be found, Euler published, with the approval of the Academy, "Exposé concernant l'examen de la lettre de M. de Leibnitz" [in the memoires of the Berlin Academy for the year 1750] where, among other things, he declared the letter a fake. The conflict grew critical when later in the same year Voltaire published his Diatribe du docteur Akakia, médecin du pape, defending König and making laughingstocks of both Maupertuis and Euler. Frederick II rushed to the defense of Maupertuis, quarreling with his friend Voltaire and ordering the burning of the offensive pamphlet. His actions, however, did not prevent its dissemination throughout Europe. The argument touched not only on the pride of the principal participants but also on their general views: Maupertuis and, to a lesser degree, Euler interpreted the principle of least action theologically and teleologically; König was a follower of Wolff and Voltaire-the greatest ideologist of free thought" (D.S.B. IV: 471). "The quarrel occupied Koenig's last years almost completely; moreover, he had been ill for several years before it started. Koenig emerged the moral victor from this affair, in which all the great scientists of Europe-except Maupertuis and Euler-were on his side." (D.S.B. VII: 443). See also 'Euler and Modern Science', pp.189-190, citing these three papers. Eneström E197 (Harmony existing between the general principles of rest and movement by M. de Maupertuis); E198 (On the principle of least action); E199 (Examination of the dissertation of Professor Koenig inserted into the Acts of Leipzig for the month of March 1751).. In: Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et Belles-lettres de Berlin, Annee MDCCLI, 1753, pp.169-198; 199-218; 219-245 and 2 folding engraved plate, one of which is damp stained. The complete volume offered in fine contemporary half calf, some very light browning throughout, otherwise a fine and clean copy, not ex-library. 4to: 228 x 180 mm. Pp. (2), 356, 154, (2) pp. and 10 plates (2 related to the Euler papers)

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        A pair of Louis XV terrestrial and celestial library globes

      Paris: Didier de Vaugondy, 1751. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PAIR OF GLOBES BY THE LEADING PUBLISHER OF FRENCH GLOBES IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY measurements height 45 1/2 in.; diameter (globe) 18 in.; width 27 in. alternate measurements 116 cm; 46 cm; 68.5 cm DESCRIPTION each globe encircled by a graduated brass meridian, the curved stands raised on scrolled cabriole legs joined by a stretcher, ending in scrolled toes; the terrestrial globe inscribed: GLOBE TERRESTRE dressé par order du Roi Par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy, 1751. Nouvelle édition corrigé et augmentée par l'Auteur Géographe ord. du Roi de S.M. Polonois Duc de Lorraine et de Bar, et de la Société royale des sciences et Belles-Lettres de Nancy 1773 Avec Privilege; and a further inscription: A PARIS Chés l'AUTEUR Quay de l'horloge du Palais, Arrivet inv. & Sculp.; the celestial globe with an inscription: GLOBE CELESTE dressé par order DU ROI et calculé pour l'année 1770 par le Sr ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, fils Avec approbation de l'Académie Royale des Sciences Aout 1751. Didier, Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786) Géographe ordinaire du roi PROVENANCE J. Kugel, Paris CATALOGUE NOTE Another pair of globes by de Vaugondy on identical stands was in the collection of Henri Rabeau, sold, Sotheby's, Monaco, June 17, 1989, lot 817 and later from the collection of Karl Lagerfeld, sold, Christie's, Monaco, April 29-30, 2000, lot 75. Didier de Vaugondy, (1723-1786) became the leading publisher of French globes in the second half of the 18th century. He was the son of Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, (1688-1766), the author of the Atlas portatif Universel et Militaire, and the great-grandson of one of the greatest 17th century French cartographers, Nicolas Sanson, official geographer to the royal household. Didier and his brother Martin worked with their father in their workshop on the quai de l'Horloge near the Louvre, publishing maps and atlases as well as re-editions of their great-grandfather Sanson's publications. They were in close proximity to fellow mathematicians and makers of scientific instruments. Among them Nicolas Bion and his son Jean Pigeon, Pierre Moullart-Sanson, Nicolas Fortin, and Jean-Baptiste Fortin.By the time he was twenty Didier de Vaugondy published a series of globes accompanied by a book Abrégé des différents systemes du monde de la sphère et usages des globes, suivants les hypothèses de Ptolémé et Copernic in 1745. This work demonstrated not only his affinity for and abilities in cartography, but also his innovation in the mounting and presentation of globes and armillary spheres. In 1750 Didier presented a terrestrial globe measuring 6 pouces (16 cm) to Louis XV in a competition for the position of Géographe ordinaire du roi, which he eventually obtained. Upon the invitation of Denis Diderot, Vaugondy wrote a seven page treatise in Diderot's first edition of the Encyclopédie on the manufacture of globes describing each stage of the process, from the choice of wood to the glue used to attach the strips onto the globe. He received a royal commission for a pair of globes 18 pouces (46 cm) in diameter for the use of the Navy. These were the largest globes produced since those by Vicenzo Coronelli between 1688 and 1693, measuring trois pieds et demi (114 cm) in diameter. These were thought to have been presented in November or December of 1751 along with a special edition of Usage des Globes. The pair was accepted by the Royal Academy of Sciences, chaired by the astronomers Cassini and Le Monnier. From 1784 until his death in 1786, Didier worked along with Nicolas Gabriel le Clerc and Dom Claude Bergevin on the project for a globe of 8 pieds (260 cm) diameter, preserved at Versailles, but he did not live to see it completed. The present globes were part of a group initially offered by Vaugondy in 1751 as a subscription; he successfully reissued them in 1764 and in 1773. Subscribers to the globes were also offered a copy of his Usage des Globes, his catalogue cites the following price. Book.

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      Sthlm, finnes hos G. Kiesewetter, (1751). 8:o. 77,(1 blank,2) s. Med träsnittsillustration på s. 10. Häftad med samtida enkelt pappomslag. Inlagan endast putsad och delvis lätt bruntonad. Författarnamnet infört på titelbladet i samtida hand. Gammal auktionsremsa på insidan av främre omslag och med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Warmholtz 268. Bring 159 har inte uppmärksammat den tvåsidiga bokförteckning som är sammantryckt med verket på slutet. Utgiven av Carl Hårleman. Elvius, sekreterare i Vetenskapsakademien, reste sommaren 1748 genom Öster- och Västergötland i syfte att undersöka möjligheterna till en kanal mellan Östersjön och Kattegatt

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        Principes du Droit Politique. Two Volumes in One. 12mo

      First edition of one of the two principal works of Burlamaqui "demonstrably, a primary source of the theory voiced in the Declaration of Independence", written with considerable lucidity and clarity of thought. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt, rubbed, endpapers marbled, quite a pretty copy, this the duodecimo issuance, a quarto edition published simultaneously. Chez Zacharie Chatelain, Amsterdam, 1751.

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        The Tryal of Thomas Colley . . . For the cruel and inhuman Murder of Ruth Osborne . . . by ducking her in Marlston-Mere . . . under Supposition of her being a Witch [together with the accounts of several other trials]

      First edition of a rare trial account arising from the last instance of the death in England of an accused witch, drowned by a lynch mob led by Thomas Colley, himself then convicted of the murder and executed; three copies in ESTC, none in England. Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the imprint and lower margin shaved, one line sometimes lost (supplied in manuscript); a delicate but usable survival. Printed for T. Brown in the Little Old Bailey [etc.], London, 1751.

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        Exercitationes geometrico-analyticae de Ungulis, aliisque frustis Cylindrorum, Quorum Bases sunt Sectiones Conicae infinitorum generum Adjungitur Descriptio Automati Planetarii.

      Prag [Prague], Soc. Jesu ad S. Clementem, (1751, to be found on the notice-leaf of the presentation, bound after text). 4to. Cont. (orig.?) boards, marbled paper over wooden boards, spine lacking, boards thus a bit loose. Old annotations to title-page ("Bibliotheca Dappaviensis/ Sokol:/ Ciarum"). A few leaves a bit "creased", but overall nice and clean. Laid in at end is a piece of folded paper w. cont. neatly hand-drawn geometrical figures. (32) ff. (being: pp. 1-2: title-page, 3-4: dedication, 5-7: preface, 8-50: main text, 51-55: Descriptio Automati Planetarii, 56: blank, 57-59: notice-leaf and dedications, 60-64: Nomina Illustrissimorum...), 3 geometrical plates w. several figures on them and 2 large, folded engraved astronomical plates.. The exceedingly scarce first edition of Stepling's first mathematical work, his "Geometric-analytical Exercises", which foreshadowed much of Euler's "Institutiones calculi integralis" (published in 1768).A new edition of the work appeared as early as 1760 (printed in Dresden) and a German translation immediately thereafter. As stated on the title-page, there is appended to the work the "Descriptio Automati Planetarii (& Cyclographici in Magna Aula Carolina palám exhibiti), with two beautiful large folded engraved astronomical plates.Joseph Stepling (1716-1778), the first Bohemian mathematician to make substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, was born in Regensburg in Germany but built his career in Prague, where he moved with his family after his father's early death, his mother being a Bohemian. Already in his early youth, Stepling displayed extraordinary mathematical skills, and at the age of merely 17, he calculated very accurately the lunar eclipse of 28 May 1733. Due to his obvious abilities, he was now admitted into the Jesuit order, in spite of his weak physique. He studied philosophy as well as mathematics, and "[h]is pupil, and later biographer, Stanislaus Wydra, states that Stepling, even in his early studies, transposed Aristotelian logic into mathematical formulas, thus becoming an early precursor of modern logic." (D.S.B. XIII: 39). During the years 1741-43 Stepling devoted himself entirely to the special studies of mathematics, physics, and astronomy, and from 1743-47 he studied theology (he took holy orders in 1745). The year 1741 marks a turning point in the educational system of the Austrian Age of Reason. Prague University was chosen as an experimental centre, where new directors were appointed to reform the teachings of the university. One of the most important of these was Stepling, who became the director of the philosophical faculty, which was also to include the exact sciences. He was engaged to modernize the study of philosophy and to introduce into this the modern branches of physics as well as the new theories of mathematics and the natural sciences. Stepling revolutionized the study and introduced lectures on elementary algebra and geometry, analytical geometry, trigonometry, and also on differential and integral calculus. Stepling now writes his first mathematical treatise, the "Exercitationes geometric-analyticae...", which came to found a mile-stone of Bohemian mathematics. The work is devoted to the problem of integration, and Stepling's analytical transformations of geometrical forms that he effected in order to integrate them, are considered ingenious. It is noteworthy that such a work was written as early as 1751, whereas Euler's "Institutiones calculi integralis" did not appear until 1768.Stepling is also famous as the author of the first Czeck textbook of mathematic analysis (written in latin and printed in 1765). Stepling corresponded with many of the most outstanding mathematicians of his time (e.g. Wolf, Euler), and unlike almost all of his Czeck predecessors, he used the results of the greatest mathematicians in his own experiments and research.Early on, Stepling had broken with the Aristotelian metaphysics and natural philosophy and, unlike his fellow Jesuit scientists, philosopher and teachers, refused to teach by the Aristotelian pattern. Instead he introduced experimental Newtonian philosophy at the university, helping the Austrian empire through his teachings to reach the level of other European countries. As such, he was one of the very first to bring the mathematics of the Europeans to the Austrian empire.Though now largely overlooked, Stepling was an extraordinarily well respected and famous mathematician, who apart from the mentioned scholarly achievements set up the laboratory of experimental physics in Prague and also built the observatory there in 1751, the same year that he wrote his seminal "Exercitationes geometric-analyticae...". The observatory was famous for its instruments and fittings that were of the best contemporary scientific standard. He was highly respected throughout Europe as both a mathematican and an astronomer, and "In 1748, at the request of the Berlin Academy, he carried out an exact observation of a solar and lunar eclipse in order to determine the precise location of Prage." (D.S.B. XIII: 39).Poggendorff: II:1004

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        Il decamerone di francesco argelati giureconsulto, e cittadino bolognese... in bologna, per girolamo corciolani ed eredi colli a s. tommaso d'aquino, 1751.

      Due volumi legati in tre di cm. 19, pp. xvi, 532; viii, 274. Bel ritratto inciso dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume. Leg. strettamente coeva in carta leggera azzurra. Piccole mancanze ai dorsi, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale (ed unica?) di quest'opera composta sull'esempio di Boccaccio. Contiene però solo 94 novelle in quanto la giornata decima non fu compiuta dall'autore. La novella quarantasettesima è scritta con la mancanza delle cinque lettere dell'alfabeto; nella quarantottesima i nomi propri delle persone nominatevi fanno equivoco senso con la narrazione. Cfr. Brunet I, 418; Passano e Fantuzzi. Non comune.

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        Le tout sur ses lettres, & recueilli des historiens & des monumens les plus authentiques, tant manuscrits qu'imprimés, accompagné de remarques historiques, politiques, critiques & litéraires; avec des médailles & un appendice de pièce justificatives ou instructives.

      1-4. Amsterdam & Leipzig, Pierre Mortier resp. Jean Schreuder & Pierre Mortier le jeune, 1751-60. 4:o. Grav. porträtt,+ (4),+ XXVIII,+ 560,+ (2); (16),+ 348,+ 202,+ (4),+ 144,+ 34,+ (77); (8),+ XVII,+ (7),+ 523,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar grav. kolorerad karta; XX,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 482,+ 54,+ (36) s. Titelbladen tryckta i rött och svart. Graverade vinjetter och ett flertal gravyrer i texten, varav många är mynt- och medaljavbildningar. Andra och fjärde delen något fläckiga, liten fläck sid. 509-510 i första delen, små hål med bokstavsförluster på tre blad i registret till andra delen. Samtida ljusbruna hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar med upphöjda bind och röda resp. blåa titel- och deltiteletiketter, röda snitt. Fyra volymer, lätta stänk på ryggarna och en vit fläck på titeletiketten till andra bandet, hål genom första delens försättsblad. Från Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris klistrat över ett äldre. Bilagt finns ett samtida handskrivet blad i stenstil på latin om verket, daterat 1777. Warmholtz 4455. Hesse 0479 (med ett extra porträtt föreställande Arckenholtz i första delen, vilket troligen ej hör dit). Första upplagan. Fortfarande en av de viktigaste urkundspublikationerna rörande drottning Kristina. Böckerna översattes i sin helhet till tyska allteftersom de kom ut, och delvis till engelska. På svenska gav Gjörwell 1760 ut ett litet sammandrag. Verket innehåller en stor samling brev. Även Kristinas egna skrifter ingår, bl.a. hennes sentenser, "Reflexions diverse sur la vie et sur les actions du grand Alexandre" och "Reflexions sur la vie et sur les actions de César" samt diverse samtida hyllningsskrifter över drottningen av bl.a. Freinshemius och Spanheim, och även en bibliografisk förteckning över hyllningsskrifter samt historiska skrifter om Kristina. Del två innehåller en "Liste des médailles frappées durant le règne & la vie de la reine Christine", skriven av Carl Reinhold Berch, och del tre en hyllningsdikt till Arckenholtz av Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht "Öfwer drotning Christinas historia till herr hof-rådet Arckenholtz"

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        Skånska Resa, På Höga Öfwerhetens Befallning Förrättad År 1749. Med Rön och Anmärkningar Uti Oeconomien, Naturalier, Antiquiteter, Seder, Lefnads-sätt. Med Tilhörige Figurer.

      Stockholm: Lars Salvius 1751. Med kobberstukket kort over Skåne og 6 foldede kobberplancher samt træskårne illustrationer i teksten. Titelblad trykt i rødt og sort. (10) + XIV + 434 + (34) s. Meget rent eksemplar indbundet i smukt samtidigt halvlæder. Navn og stempel på titelblad bortraderet med lidt afsmitning på de følgende 4 sider. Gammelt ejernavn på friblad. With engraved map showing Skåne, 6 folded copperplates and textual illustrations cut in wood. Titlepage printed in red and black. Very clean copy bound in contemporary halfleather, spine richly gilt. Name and stamp erased from titelpage affecting the next 4 pages. Old name on first free endpaper.. Originaludgaven. "Linnés landskapsresor från 1700-talet är jämte de båda ungdomsresorna de i dag mest lästa och älskade av hans skrifter. Med oöverträffad klarhet och en fysisk påtaglighet, som är Linnés hemlighet, ger de en av fakta bräddfylld rundmåling av frihetstidens syd- och mellansvenska landsbygd. ... allt var viktigt: hushållning och manufakturer, naturalster, antikviteter, folkmedicin, allmogens seder och bruk. När det gäller etnologin - husbyggnad och klädedräkt, frieri, bröllop, och majstänger, gärdsgårdar och huskurer - är de tre reseböckerna verkliga skattkammare." Lindroth III, 191-92. Beskriver bl.a. Malmö, Ängelholm, Christianstad og Kullen. First edition. "Linné's travels from the 18th century are among the most loved and read of his writings. The secret of Linné is his undisputed clarity in physical description. He gives a detailed general description of the villages of middle and southern Sweden in the times of the search for freedom. Everything is important: household and manufacture, antiquities, popular medicine, and the general customs of the country population. The anthropological descriptions of the 3 travelbooks are the real gems: housebuilding, dress, courting, weddings, maypoles, &c." Lindroth III, 191-92. Soulsby 210. Hulth 81

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        Anfangsgründe zur Metallurgischen Chimie, In einem theoretischen und practischen Theile nach einer in der Natur gegründeten Ordnung abgefasset. + Anfangsgründe zur Probierkunst, als der Zweyte Theil der practischen Metallurgischen Chimie, worinnen versciedene neue Arten zuverlässig zu probieren, gezeiget werden. 2 vols.

      Leipzig: Johann Wendler, 1751-55. 8vo. Both volumes bound in one fine, contemporary full marbled calf with rich spine gilting. Top of spine proffesionally repaired. 8 leaves (including frontispece engraved by J.C.C. Fritzsch), 339, (21: index) and 1 errata leaf, large folding engraved plate of chemical symbols (affinity table) facing page 172, and 4 folding copperplates of chemical and metallurgical apparatus at the end; 8 leaves, 168, 4 leaves of index, and 3 folding copperplates. First edition, second issue of the first volume and first edition, first issue of the second. The second issue of volume one is identical to the first issue besides having an errata leaf. A fine and crisp copy.. Very rare set containing both volumes of this important work on metallurgical chemistry. "Christlieb Ehregott Gellert (1713-1795), the brother of the poet, studied at Meissen and in 1743 Leipzig. He was a professor (1736-47) in a school in St. Petersburg, becoming (1746-47) associate of the Academy of Sciences there, where he met Euler. Returning to Germany (1747) he settled in Freiberg, where he studied mining and metallurgy, gave a course of metallurgical chemistry, and became inspector of mines and smelting in Saxony; in 1762 he became chief administraror of the foundries and forges of Freiberg. He became professor of metallurgical chemistry in the famous Freiberg Bergakademie on its foundation in 1765. He introduced the process of cold extraction of precious metals by mercury, a work (the largest in Europe) being established at Halsbruck in 1790. Besides translating Cramer's "Elementa Artis Docimasticae", he wrote the present work, which became very popular and was translated into French and English. In this work he modified Geoffroy's affinity table by having a table of 28 columes of symbols in which substances having the least affinity with the substance at the head of a column are put at the top, i.e. the reverse Geoffroy's order. Gellert uses letter symbols in the table: cobalt = K, bismuth = W, zinc = X, and calx (oxide) is shown by prefixing C, e.g. C. X (calx of zinc), C. W (calx of bismuth). In prismatic capillary tubes he found the height which water rose was inversely proportional to the square-root of the area section. He found that melted lead, like mercury, was depressed in a capillary tube, the depression being inversely proprtional to the diameter, and correctly interpreted the result as due to the greater attraction between the particles of the metal as compared with the attraction of these to the glass or pottery wall of the tube. ... In his work on the density of alloys he showed that this may be greater or less than that calculated by the mixture rule; it was mostly greater. He assumed the existence of pores in metals. He also investigated the magnetism of alloys or iron." (Partington).The second volume is concerned with analytical chemistry. A second and revised edition of the the second volume was published seperatley in 1772 and a second edition of the first volume in 1776. Baron d'Holbach published a French translation of both volumes in 1758 and an English translation in 1776. The first issue of volume one is very scarce (see Neville). The second volume seems also to be very scarce as only its publication is mentioned in all the bellow mentioned bibliographies - none of them seem to actually have a copy as only the first volume is collated. We could trace no sales record of the first edition of the second volume.Not in Blake, DSB, Duveen, Edelstein, Ferguson, Hoover, Neu, Waller. Neville 512. Bolton 473, Ferchl 178, Partington II:710, Poggendorf I:870, Smith 190, Wellcome III:101.Honeymann 1464 (second issue)

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        (Hrsg.). Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. 17 Textbde., 3 Text-Suppl.-Bde., 11 Tafelbde., 1 Taf.-Suppl.-Bd. Zus. 32 (von 35) Bde. Paris, Briasson, Le Breton u.a.; Neuchâtel, Faulche; Paris, Panckoucke u.a. ; Amsterdam, Rey, 1751-1780. Mit 1 gefalt. Stammtaf., 1 Frontisp. u. 2776 (von 2795) Kupfertaf. (dav. 320 gefalt. oder mehrf. gefalt.), einigen Textholzschn. u. (teils gefalt.) Tabellen. Fol. Braune geflammte Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. auf 6 Bünden m. reicher goldgepr. RDekoration u. je 2 goldgepr. RSch., roter Schnitt (teils leicht berieben, vereinzelt bestoßen, 2 Bände leicht abweichend eingebunden).

      Brunet II, 700; Graesse II, 389; Ebert 6709; Carter/Muir, 200.- Erste Ausgabe .- Die Encyclopädie wurde zum Träger der neuen Ideen des 18. Jahrhunderts und lieferte den aufgeklärten Bürgern die nötigen Argumente zum Kampf gegen 'Wunderglauben, Gewissenszwang und Despotismus' (Zischka XLI). Jeder neue Band rief Stürme der Begeisterung bzw. der Entrüstung hervor.- Ohne den vierten Textsupplementband und die beiden Registerbände 'Table Analytique' von 1780.- Tafel-Supplementband: 19 Tafeln fehlen.- 1 Tafelband u. 1 Textband mit leichtem Feuchtrand am Fußsteg, teils auch in der Darstellung, 1 Textband mit etwas Wurmfraß (etwas Buchstabenverlust).- Gutes und dekoratives Exemplar der seltenen Originalausgabe.- With one folding, genealogical table; one frontispiece and 2776 (of 2795) plates with copper engravings (320 of it folded or folded several times); some woodcuts in the text and (some folded) tables. Folio. Flamed brown contemporary leather bindings.

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        Skånska Resa, På Höga Öfwerhetens Befallning Förrättad År 1749. Med Rön och Anmärkningar Uti Oeconomien, Naturalier, Antiquiteter, Seder, Lefnads-sätt. Med Tilhörige Figurer.

      Stockholm, Uplagd på Lars Salvii kostnad 1751. 8:o. (10),XIV,434,(34) s. + 6 utvikbara graverade planscher (3 C. Berqvist sc, varav en I. Gane del.) + utvikbar graverad karta (C. Berqvist sc.). Träillustrationer i texten. Titelblad tryckt i rött och svart. Senare nött halvskinnband i kalv (mitten av 1800-talet), rygg med titeletikett. Rödstänkta snitt. Plansch II med mindre bläckfläck på baksidan och planch VI med ett par mindre bläckfläckar på bakidan. Later half calf (mid 19th century), edges sprinckled red. Small inkspots verso plate II and VI. Namnteckning/signature C. F. Holmgren övre kant på titelbladet/upper edge on title. Namnteckning/signature And. Salmenius och Ex libris Fritz Stenström på främre pärms spegel/front paste-down. Tillskrift i bläck/inscription in ink Obs! Har tillhört professor C. W. Blomstrand, namnteckning/signature Fritz Stenström Lund 1898 1/5 och Ex libris Anne och Kaj Stenström på försättsbladet/on firt free endpaper. 19,5 x 13 cm.. Med de omtryckta sidorna 23-26 där det ursprungliga avsnittet om "Svedjorna" ersatts med "Gödslen" efter kritik från Carl Hårleman som sett texten efter ett par ark tryckts. Hårleman hade i sin dagbok tagit avstånd från svedjebruket. Baron Carl Hårleman protested against the passage about "Svedjor" on page 26, wich was replaced in following copies by "Gödseln". Soulsby 210. Hulth 81. Bring Itineraria svecana 164. Sten Lindroth Svensk lärdomshistoria. Frihetstiden sidan 191-92

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        Recueil de planches, sur les sciences, les arts liberaux, et les arts mechaniques, avec leur explication. Troisieme livrasion, 298 planches [Plate volume 4 of "Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers"]

      A Paris, Chez Briasson, rue Saint Jaques, a la Science, David, rue d`Enfer S. Michael, Le Breton, premier impremeur ordinaire du Roy, rue de la Harpe. Avec approbation et privilege du Roy MDCCLXV Folio. 40 x 27 cm. Half title + title + 8 pp. (Etat des planches contenues dans la troisieme livrasion [and] table des arts contenus dans cette troisiemme livrasion [and] Certificate de l´Academie [and] Approbation [and Privilege du Roy) + 1 p. Avis aux relieurs sur l´ordre & le nombre tant des Feuilles imprimes & de planches de cette troisiemme Livraison + 2 pp. and 11 plates + 1 p. + (1 p. blank) and 5 plates + 3 pp. + (1 p. Blank) and 16 plates + 8 pp. and 3 plates + 15 pp. + (1 p. blank) and 15 plates + 2 pp. and 4 plates + 5 pp. + (1 p. blank) and 12 plates + 1p. + (1 pl. blank) and 2 plates + 1 p. + (1 p. blank) and 5 plates + 2 pp. and 8 plates + 45 pp. + (1 p. blank) and 51 plates + 1 p. + (1 p. blank) and 4 plates + 2 pp and 10 plates + 1 p. + (1 p. blank) and 6 plates + 1 p. + (1 p. blank) and 6plates + 1 p. + (1 p. blank) and 5 plates + 9 pp. + (1 p. blank) and 47 plates + 25 pp. + (1 p. blank) and 64 plates. (The plate count above gives 274 plates, but 24 plates are doubles and counts as two plates. Therefore: 274 + 24 = 298 plates). This is volume four which is also called Troisiemme Livraison. The volume number and the part (livraison) numbers do not correspond in the early volumes (Voume1-5 called Livraison 1-4). Late 18th. - early 19th. century calf. Six raised bands. Red title label with text in gilt at the spine. Red sprinkled edges. Some rubbing to the boards, with slight loss of surface skin. Bumped corners. A few stains to the spine. A little browning to the end papers. Interior in fine condition.. This volume contains, among many other things, sections on watchmaking, glass making, fencing and iron making. Nothing needs to be said about one of the most important books ever published. The foundation of the enlightment era. "Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers" was published 1751-1772 in 17 text volumes and 11 plate volumes. The following sections can be found in this volume: furniture making, 11 pl, enamelling 5 pl, spur making 16 pl, pin making 3 plates, fencing 15 pl, hand fan making 4 pl, pottery, 12 pl, tinsmithing 2 pl, thread and yarn making 5 pl, artificial flower making 8 pl, iron making 51 pl, last-making 4 pl, edged weapon making 10 pl, fur making 6 pl, making of portfeuils, swords, boxes etc. (Gainier) 6 pl, glove making 5 pl, glass making 47 pl and watchmaking 64 pl

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        Hydrologie, oder Wasserreich, von ihm eingetheilet und beschrieben: nebst einer Anleitung zur Anstellung der Wasserproben: wie auch dessen Gedanken vom Dannemarks-Gesundbrunnen.

      Ins deutsche übersetzt von Johann Daniel Denso. Berlin, C. G. Nicolai, 1751. 8:o. (32),182,1-48 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Hårt nött samtida klistermarmorerat pappbd med rödstänkta snitt. Ryggen defekt. Inlagan genomgående lager- och fuktfläckig. Gammal marginalanteckning på s. 157. En samtida oläslig namnteckning och en förvärvsanteckning daterad 1755. Med Carl Jedvard Bondes formklippta exlibris. Från Ericsberg.. Bibliotheca Walleriana 12189. Första svenska upplagan utkom 1748. Wallerius översände rättelser och kompletteringar till denna den första tyska översättningen. I detta arbete försöker Wallerius utöka naturens tre riken med ett fjärde, vatturiket, som delas in efter samma mönster som tidigare tillämpats på djur-, växt- och mineralriket. Man lär sig bl.a. att i släktet "stående jordvatten" skilja mellan arterna pussvatten och träskvatten, att släktet is kan indelas i våris och höstis etc. Året före publiceringen av "Hydrologia" hade Wallerius utgivit sin "Mineralogia, eller mineralriket", som räknas som "den första kompletta, strängt systematiska mineralogin över huvud" enligt Lindroth. Även "Hydrologia" får väl anses som ett pionjärarbete i sitt slag, men till skillnad från "Mineralogia" har den inte fått några efterföljare. Den står ensam som ett monument över hur det kunde se ut när det wolffianska och linneanska systematiseringstvånget drevs in absurdum. Den sista pagineringsföljden har eget titelblad men utan impressum: "Wohlgemeynte Gedanken über den Dannemarks-Gesundbrunnen" och är en översättning av Wallerius 1737 utgivna "Wälmente tanckar om Dannemarcks hälsso-brunn". Hälsobrunnen låg öster om Uppsala i Danmarks socken

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