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        [JAPAN] Historische Beschryving der Reizen, of Nieuwe en volkome Verzameling van de aller-waardigste

      en zeldsaamste Zee- en Landtogten ter ontdekkinge en naspeuringe gedaan ... in Europa, Azia, Afrika, en Amerika ... TeAmsterdam : J. Roman, G. de Groot, J. Loveringh, G. Tielenburg, S. van Esveldt, en P. Schouten, 1758. Volume 17 (of 21) of the Dutch edition of abbé Prévost's Histoire générale des voyages. Quarto, contemporary quarter calf over papered boards (heavily rubbed), spine with raised bands, gilt decoration and title label lettered in gilt; title page in red and black (mild crease at fore-edge); pp [vi], 319, [1 binder's instructions]; with 16 engraved plates and maps (some folding; the view of Manila with a long diagonal tear repaired verso); binding firm and clean throughout; a very good copy, on large paper. The first part of the volume (pp 1-66) is an overview of the history of Spanish and Dutch voyages to the East Indies via the Pacific, and includes maps of the Marianas, the Philippines, and a folding view of Manila. Particular focus is given to the voyage of Schouten and Le Maire, which, in its search for Terra Australis, became the first expedition to reach the East Indies by this route. A substantial part of the volume (pp 67-319) is devoted to Engelbert Kaempfer's account of Japan, which the German naturalist and explorer visited in 1690-91. The narrative is accompanied by a number of superb plates, including plans of Nagasaki, Jedo and Miako, as well as a very detailed folding map of Japan.

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        L'Ami des Hommes, ou traité de la population. Nouvelle édition, augmentée d'une quatrième partie & de sommaires

      1758 - 4 (sur 6) parties en 4 s.l. (Paris), s.n, 1758, in-4, 4 (sur 6) parties en 4 volumes, frontispice, V-[3]-192 + [6]-266 + [6]-263 + [8]-278-81 [i.e 83] pages, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièces de titre grenat, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches rouges, Les quatre premières parties de cette édition importante de L'Ami des Hommes : la quatrième partie (Précis de l'organisation, ou mémoire sur les états provinciaux) est en édition originale, les trois précédentes sont des réimpression de l'édition originale in-4 (Avignon, 1756). Sans les cinquième et sixième parties, datées de 1760. Il s'agit, à l'origine, de la première édition complète, qui contenait, dans les deux parties ici manquantes, les doctrines d'un Mirabeau fraichement "converti" à la physiocratie, ainsi que le tableau économique de Quesnay. Notre exemplaire est en revanche bien complet du frontispice de Bakley, gravé en taille-douce par Fessard. Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de Pierre Pupil, président du baillage du Bourg-Argental, avec son ex-libris armorié contrecollé sur les contreplats supérieurs. Reliures usagées, charnières usées et fragiles. Auréole pâle en pied du tome I, mouillure marginale au tome III et galeries de vers, sans atteinte au texte, rousseurs éparses. Tchemerzine, IV, 750. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grammatica lingua Persicae accedunt dialogi, historiae, sententiae et narrationes Persicae. Vienna, Albert Camesina, 1804. 4to. Slightly later purple half morocco, gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers.

      Hage Chahine 1368; not in Atabey; Blackmer. First edition of a grammar of the Persian language, written by the Austrian orientalist Franz Lorenz von Dombay (1758-1810). In his preface, Dombay states that there existed several Persian grammars, but he thought none of them sufficient to learn the language. His grammar starts with the basics: the Persian letters, gradually including more words and continuing with the syntax and morphology of the language. For the words he first gives the Arabic word, then a transcription of the word in the Latin alphabet, followed by the Latin translation of the word. The last fifty pages contain sentences, dialogues and some Persian narratives.Binding rubbed along the extremities. Title-page foxed and some minor foxing throughout, lower corner of page 45 slightly damaged, not affecting text, and some occasional small spots. Overall a good copy.

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        De nihilo geometrico, libri II. Verona, Augostino Carattoni, 1758. With a woodcut vignette on the title-page (with a globe, book and instruments), and many fine-line diagrams in text. With: (2) SALADINI, Girolamo. Elementa geometriae infinitesimorum. Libri tres.Bologna, Tommaso d'Aquino, 1760. Title-page with an engraved vignette of a putto with drafting instruments and an armillary sphere, and with numerous diagrams on 9 folding engraved plates. (3) CARNOT, Lazare. Oeuvres mathématiques.Basel, J. Decker, 1797. With a stipple-engraved (and aquatint) frontispiece portrait of Carnot by Jean Jacques de Mechel, and 6 diagrams on a folding engraved plate. 3 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Ad 1: G.T. Bagni, “Un'intuizione dell'infinitesimo attuale: De nihilo geometrico (1758) ...”, in: Didattica delle scienze XXIII (1998): ICCU UFIE003084; Riccardi II, 538; ad 2: ICCU UFIE003018; for Saladini also DSB XI, pp. 401-402; ad 3: DSB III, p. 78. Three important 18th-century mathematical first editions, together in one volume.Ad 1: First (and only?) edition of a text book on infinitesimal geometry by Guiseppe Torelli (1721-1781), a wide-ranging Veronese scholar best known for his works on geometry. His De nihilo geometrico presents a new basis for infinitesimal analysis, which had been started but not exhaustively treated by Newton and Leibniz. His rejection of the concept of limits and his support of the ideas of Bernard Nieuwentijt against Leibniz caused his work to be largely ignored in modern times. Ad 2: First and only edition of another work on infinitesimal geometry, the first major work of the Italian mathematician Girolamo Saladini (1731-1813), with full references to Newton and Leibniz. Saladini's work is divided into three parts, the first giving axioms and theorems, and the other two with 16 and 18 propositions respectively, the last part closing with three "scholia". Though little known today, Saladini together with Vicenzo Riccati published the first extensive treatise on integral calculus in their Institutiones analyticae (1765-1767), pre-dating Euler.Ad 3: First edition of the mathematical works of Lazare Carnot (1753-1823), much better known than the treatises of Torelli and Saladini above. The book begins with his "Essai sur les machines en général", which contains his famous theorem on the loss of kinetic energy during inelastic collisions. Divided into two parts, the book contains all the elements of engineering mechanics: the first truly theoretical work on the subject. The last 80 pages present his "Réflexions sur la métaphysique du calcul infinitésimal", an interesting philosophical discussion of differential calculus. With occasional minor foxing and a few slightly browned leaves, but still in very good condition and with generous margins. The binding is slightly scuffed around the extremities, with a small crack at the head of the back hinge, but otherwise also very good. A collection of 18th-century mathematical first editions, especially interesting for the discussion of infinitesimals.

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        Three letters on the subject of the Marine Society.

      4to., with a fine engraved frontispiece by Cipriani, general title printed in red and black, (2) + vi + 8 + 24 + 23 + (1) + (2) + engraved frontispiece to Letter III + 67 + (1) + (2) + 12 + 4pp., printed throughout on thick paper, contemporary calf, gilt-ruled sides, neatly rebacked to match, spine gilt and labelled. A fine copy, sometime in the library of Arnold Muirhead with his bookplate on front pastedown. With separate title pages, pagination and register to each letter and a list of subscribers to the Marine Society. Letter I is the second edition, corrected and enlarged, and its imprint reads: "Sold by R. and J. Dodsley, Paul Vaillant, James Waugh". Goldsmiths 9406. Higgs 1668. [bound with], HANWAY, [Jonas] Two letters. Let. IV. Being thoughts on the means of augmenting the number of mariners in these Kingdoms, upon principles of liberty. Let.V. To Robert Dingley, Esq; containing moral and political reasons for relieving prostitutes who are inclined to forsake their evil course of life. London: printed in the year 1758. 4to., title printed in red and black, (4) + 34 + 35 + (1)pp., printed on thick paper, a very good large copy. With separate title-pages to each letter, this was intended to be a continuation of Hanway's Three Letters on the subject. Goldsmiths 9408.Publisher: London: printed in the year.Year: 1758Edition:

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        La Physique des Arbres; où il est traitè de l'Anatomie des Plantes et de l'Économie Végétale: pour servir d'Introduction au Traité complet des Bois & des Forests?

      50 folding engraved plates. 3 p.l., lxviii, 307 pp.; 2 p.l., iii, [1], 432 pp. Two vols. Large 4to, cont. mottled calf, spines nicely gilt, red & black morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1758. First edition. Duhamel (1700-82), French polymath, made notable contributions in agronomy, chemistry, botany, and naval technology. His major interest and contribution to technology and society was in agriculture. Duhamel "adapted Tull's system to France based on his own wide reading in French agronomy and on original experiments."-D.S.B., IV, p. 224. This is the second in Duhamel's series of books describing all aspects of trees and their cultivation. It is one of the most complete treatises on trees, the anatomy and structural properties of wood, and the management of tree stands of the 18th century. In his "Dissertation" (pp. xxix-lxv of Vol. I), Duhamel gives an interesting account of the then-current botanical systems including those of Morison, Ray, Tournefort, Magnol, and Linnaeus. The text of Vol. I is largely concerned with the anatomy of trees. Vol. II is devoted to the most up-to-date methods of tree propagation. Fine and handsome set. Blindstamp of "Ovesholm" on half-titles. This was the castle in southern Sweden built in 1792-1804 by Carl Adam Wrangel (1748-1829), who filled the building with a fine library, paintings, and sculpture. ? Pritzel 2468.

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        Athenarum Frisiacarum : Libro Duo : Quorum Alter Praeter Historiam Academiae, quae est Franequerae, Elogia Sereniss. & Ampl. Ephororum alter Cl. Professorum, cum serie secretariorum, bibliothecariorum ... complectitur.

      Leeuwarden: Gulielmus Coulon. Good with no dust jacket. 1758. Hardcover. Joints and hinges cracked, vertical cracking to spine leather, edges rubbed; light foxing; internally very good. Institutional library bookplate with no other library markings.; Latin language. Period full calf, spine gilt, speckled edges. History of Franeker University, second oldest university in the Netherlands [closed by Napoleon in 1811], with short elegies on the curators; lists of secretaries, librarians, etc.; and extensive bio-bibliographical notices on 150 professors.; Ex-Library; [xvi], 920, 22, [2] pages .

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        Kort begrip der oude en nieuwe staatkundige geographie. Behelzende eene beschrijving der heerschappyen, inwelken de aarde verdeeld is: haare gelegenheid, grootte, luchts- en grondsgesteldheid, voortbrengselen, rivieren, regeeringsstaat, aart en godsdienst der inwooners,...Amsterdam and Utrecht, Covens and Mortier and Jan Jakob van Poolsum, 1758. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.

      Tiele, Bibl. 514 note; Goodman, The Dutch Impact on Japan, p. 102. Sixth edition of the Dutch translation of a famous and extensive work on the geography of the world by Johann Hübner, rector in Hamburg. The larger part of the book consists of short descriptions of the countries, regions and cities of Europe, while the last chapters are dedicated to Asia, Africa and America. The Dutch editions of Hübner's writings were imported into Japan and formed an important source of geographical knowledge in the Tokugawa period.Opening flyleaves and title-page foxed; otherwise a very good copy.

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        Grammatica lingua Persicae accedunt dialogi, historiae, sententiae et narrationes Persicae. Vienna, Albert Camesina, 1804. 4to. Slightly later purple half morocco, gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers.

      Hage Chahine 1368; not in Atabey; Blackmer. First edition of a grammar of the Persian language, written by the Austrian orientalist Franz Lorenz von Dombay (1758-1810). In his preface, Dombay states that there existed several Persian grammars, but he thought none of them sufficient to learn the language. His grammar starts with the basics: the Persian letters, gradually including more words and continuing with the syntax and morphology of the language. For the words he first gives the Arabic word, then a transcription of the word in the Latin alphabet, followed by the Latin translation of the word. The last fifty pages contain sentences, dialogues and some Persian narratives.Binding rubbed along the extremities. Title-page foxed and some minor foxing throughout, lower corner of page 45 slightly damaged, not affecting text, and some occasional small spots. Overall a good copy.

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        De l'esprit

      Paris: Chez Durand, 1758. First edition, second issue. [4], xxii, 643, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to (9-3/4 x 7-1/4 inches). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with red leather label, marbled endpapers and edges. Upper joint starting but solid, half-title with small stain at outer edge, overall a fresh, crisp copy. First edition, second issue. [4], xxii, 643, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to (9-3/4 x 7-1/4 inches). Banned and Burned: the Rare First edition. First edition of the last major work of the French philosopher and encyclopédiste, Helvetius, DE L'ESPRIT (On the Mind) was condemned by the Church and the Sorbonne for its uncompromising atheism, regarded as dangerously revolutionary by the Court of Louis XV, and publicly condemned by Parliament. A follower of Locke's empiricism, Helvetius's work was an important development in the history of utilitarian thought, and both Bentham and Mill were strongly influenced by Helvetius' elaboration of a theory which saw mankind as the product of his environment and his education. The first issue of the first edition is very rare: Smith locates only 15 copies. Although the second issue of the 1758 quarto is not as rare as the first, it should be noted that only one copy of the First edition has appeared at auction (in ABPC) since 1975, and that copy was the first issue; no copies of the second issue have appeared for 30 years. Smith E.1B

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        De l'Esprit EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: chez Durand, 1758. Fine. chez Durand, à Paris 1758, in-4 (19,5x26cm), (4) xxij ; 643pp. (1f. priv.), relié. - First edition of the second draw and the first put on the market (it only lists 4 copies of the first issue, it was censored from the beginning of printing Malesherbes). Bound in full brown sheepskin that time. Back with five nerves decorated with a piece of sheepskin as blonde, coffered and gilded finials. All red edges. Some frictions and blunt corners. Ex-dono time on the half-title and title page. Soon appeared, the book suffers a ban from the Sorbonne and a blacklisting for his subversive and heretical ideas (the book was even burned to the public in 1759). Redrafting by the author do not change anything, the book was originally dedicated to the king, who dismissed the dedication. The authorities were particularly indignant social and political ideas contained in the work. Encyclopaedists did were not mistaken for whom the book was the bible of Rationalism (though his point was rejected by Diderot). Helvetius not intended as research into the human mind as an object of knowledge, but from a materialist assumption, since it asserts that all human faculties can be reduced to physical sensations. Helvetius (1715-1771) was General Farmer, becoming rich, he knew how to be very generous and a patron of philosophers and writers. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de second tirage et le premier mis dans le commerce (on ne recense que 4 exemplaires de la première émission, celle-ci ayant été censurée dès le début de l'impression par Malesherbes). Notre exemplaire présente bien toutes les caractéristiques de second tirage selon David Smith (Bibliography of the writings of Helvétius, 2001, pp. 127-133) : mise en page de la date et de l'approbation sur la page de titre (M de la date à gauche du premier P de l'approbation et non juste en dessous comme pour le premier tirage), coquille dans le titre courant ("dicours" au lieu de "discours" p 67, 97, 179 et 237)... Reliure en pleine basane brune de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs orné d'une pièce de titre de basane blonde, de caissons et fleurons dorés. Toutes tranches rouges. Quelques frottements et coins émoussés. Ex-dono du temps sur le faux-titre et la page de titre. Aussitôt paru, le livre subit une interdiction de la Sorbonne et une mise à l'index pour ses idées subversives et hérétiques (le livre fut même brûlé devant le public en 1759). Le remaniement du texte par l'auteur n'y changera rien, le livre fut à l'origine dédié au roi, lequel rejeta la dédicace. Les autorités furent particulièrement indignées des idées sociales et politiques que contient l'œuvre. Les encyclopédistes ne s'y trompèrent pas pour lesquels l'ouvrage fut la bible du rationalisme (même si son propos fut rejeté par Diderot). Helvetius ne se proposait que d'examiner l'esprit humain comme un objet de connaissance, mais sous un postulat matérialiste, puisqu'il affirme que toutes les facultés humaines peuvent être réduites à des sensations physiques. Helvetius (1715-1771) fut Fermier Général, devenant riche, il sut être très généreux et fut un mécène pour les philosophes et les écrivains.

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        De l'Esprit. [Suivi de "Lettre au Révérend Pere *** Jésuite"].

      - Paris, Chez Durand, 1758 In-4, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné de compartiments richement fleuronnés et cloisnnés, pièce de titre de maroquin havane, roulettes dorées sur les coupes, tranches rouges, (2) f., xxij, 643 p. et (1) p. d'approbation et privilège. Edition originale, avec approbation et privilège. Helvétius élabore un système matérialiste et sensualiste qui défend l’égalité naturelle des hommes, envisagés comme produit de leur environnement et de leur éducation, fondé sur un athéisme absolu et une morale utilitariste. Cette oeuvre centrale dans l’histoire des Lumières obtint un considérable succès, en partie dû au scandale qu’elle provoqua à sa parution. Son privilège fut révoqué immédiatement après sa mise en vente et le livre fut condamné par le Parlement le 6 février 1759, comme "athée, matérialiste, sacrilège, immoral et subversif". "No book during the eighteenth century, except perhaps Rousseau’s Emile, evoked such an outcry from religious and civil authorities or such universal public interest" (David Smith). (Peignot, ‘Livres interdits’, I, 177. D. Smith, E.1B, p. 121 : "deuxième tirage"). Contient relié à sa suite: HELVETIUS "Lettre au Révérend Père *** Jésuite". S.l.n.d. [1759]. 4 p. Effrayé par l’orage qu’il avait soulevé et sous la pression de son environnement, Helvétius publia, en août 1759, cette rétractation partielle de son œuvre, adressée à son ancien ami le père Berthier. Rousseurs et auréoles éparses. Galeries de vers dans la marge intérieure des 100 premiers feuillets sans atteinte au texte. Ex-libris armorié gravé de Jean Étienne Bernard Ogier de Clugny, baron de Nuits. Homme d'État né à la Guadeloupe (1729-1776) il nommé intendant à Saint-Domingue en 1760, intendant général de la marine et des colonies en 1770, du Roussillon à Perpignan en 1774, puis de Bordeaux en 1775 ; enfin il fut appelé au poste de contrôleur général des Finances en 1776 en remplacement de Turgot. Bon exemplaire, bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biblia naturae; sive historia insectorum, in classes certas redacta, nec non exemplis, et anatomico variorum animalculorum examine, aeneisque tabulis illustrata. Insertis numerosis rariorum naturae observationibus. Omnia in lingua Batava.. Acc. praefatio, in qua vitam auctoris descripsit H. Boerhaave. Latinam versionem adscripsit H.D. Gaubius. | Bybel der natuure ... of historie der insecten, tot zeekere zoorten gebracht: door voorbeelden, ontleedkundige onderzoekingen van veelerhande kleine gediertens, als ook door kunstige kopere plaaten opgeheldert. ...Leiden, Isaac Severinus, Boudewijn Jansz. van der Aa and Pieter Jansz. van der Aa, 1737-1738. 3 volumes. Folio. With 4 title-pages printed in red and black, each with one of two different engraved vignettes, and with 53 folding engraved plates. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, manuscript title on spine.

      Brunet V, 599; Dibner 191; Graesse VI, 532; Hagen, p. 209; Nissen, ZBI 4055; Wheeler Gift 291; cf. Wood 1758 (English edition). First edition of Swammerdam's remarkably detailed and accurate description of insect anatomy, with 53 extraordinary plates showing mostly insects (but also molluscs, crustaceans, frogs, an octopus, a squid and a fern), with greatly enlarged anatomical drawings, the whole edited after the author's death by the great scientist Herman Boerhaave, and with a biographical note on the author. "The foundation of our modern knowledge of the structure, metamorphosis and classification of insects" (Cole). Swammerdam's skill in dissecting these minute and fragile creatures and drawing their anatomy in great detail is astonishing, and "formed a good portion of the study of all invertebrate anatomy before Cuvier." (DSB). He avidly devoted much of his life to the study of insects, greatly admired them, and insisted against the fashion of his day that they were just as highly developed as other animals. By demonstrating the gradual nature of insect metamorphosis, showing the complexity of their inner anatomy, and debunking spontaneous generation he revolutionized the understanding of insects.Only slightly browned around the margins, with some occasional small spots, overall in very good condition. Bindings slightly stained, corners bumped, but otherwise in good condition.

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        Histoire naturelle, civile et géographique de l'Orenoque et des principales rivières qui s'y jettent. Dans laquelle on traite du gouvernement, des usages et des coutûmes des Indiens qui l'habitent, des animaux, des arbres...

      Avignon, Marseille, Desaint et Saillant, 1758. In three volumes. 12mo (16.5 x 9.5 cm). One large folded engraved map of the area of the Venezuelan river Orinoco and two folded engraved plates. Contemporary uniform mottled calf with gilt vignette on front board of the first volume. Spines with gilt floral pattern and red and green morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled flyleaves. Edges dyed red.l According to Sabin, "The work of Gumilla is one of the most curious and interesting hitherto published upon the country of the Orinoco". José Gumilla (1686-1750) "...was a Jesuit priest who wrote a natural history of the Orinoco River region. In 1705 he left Spain for New Granada (today Colombia) where he studied at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. He was ordained in 1714 and went to the Orinoco Mission. In 1701 he went to Venezuela and worked there for 35 years. He was sometime Rector of the School of Cartagena, Provincial Superior of New Granada, and Procurator in Rome from 1738. Here he wrote El Orinoco Ilustrado (Madrid, 1741). He returned to South America in 1743 with Filippo Salvatore Gilii. Gumilla introduced coffee into Venezuela in 1732. The beans were exported to Brazil" (Wikipedia). French translation of the first Spanish edition published in Madrid 1741. It describes the flora, fauna and the pre-Columbian remains and customs of the Indian tribes in that region. Boards a bit rubbed, endpapers a bit stained, otherwise a very good, clean, unmarked set. Sabin, 29277.

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        Biblia naturae; sive historia insectorum, in classes certas redacta, nec non exemplis, et anatomico variorum animalculorum examine, aeneisque tabulis illustrata. Insertis numerosis rariorum naturae observationibus. Omnia in lingua Batava.. Acc. praefatio, in qua vitam auctoris descripsit H. Boerhaave. Latinam versionem adscripsit H.D. Gaubius. | Bybel der natuure ... of historie der insecten, tot zeekere zoorten gebracht: door voorbeelden, ontleedkundige onderzoekingen van veelerhande kleine gediertens, als ook door kunstige kopere plaaten opgeheldert. ...Leiden, Isaac Severinus, Boudewijn Jansz. van der Aa and Pieter Jansz. van der Aa, 1737-1738. 3 volumes. Folio. With 4 title-pages printed in red and black, each with one of two different engraved vignettes, and with 53 folding engraved plates. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, manuscript title on spine.

      Brunet V, 599; Dibner 191; Graesse VI, 532; Hagen, p. 209; Nissen, ZBI 4055; Wheeler Gift 291; cf. Wood 1758 (English edition). First edition of Swammerdam's remarkably detailed and accurate description of insect anatomy, with 53 extraordinary plates showing mostly insects (but also molluscs, crustaceans, frogs, an octopus, a squid and a fern), with greatly enlarged anatomical drawings, the whole edited after the author's death by the great scientist Herman Boerhaave, and with a biographical note on the author. "The foundation of our modern knowledge of the structure, metamorphosis and classification of insects" (Cole). Swammerdam's skill in dissecting these minute and fragile creatures and drawing their anatomy in great detail is astonishing, and "formed a good portion of the study of all invertebrate anatomy before Cuvier." (DSB). He avidly devoted much of his life to the study of insects, greatly admired them, and insisted against the fashion of his day that they were just as highly developed as other animals. By demonstrating the gradual nature of insect metamorphosis, showing the complexity of their inner anatomy, and debunking spontaneous generation he revolutionized the understanding of insects.Only slightly browned around the margins, with some occasional small spots, overall in very good condition. Bindings slightly stained, corners bumped, but otherwise in good condition.

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        Grammatica lingua Persicae accedunt dialogi, historiae, sententiae et narrationes Persicae. Vienna, Albert Camesina, 1804. 4to. Slightly later purple half morocco, gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers.

      Hage Chahine 1368; not in Atabey; Blackmer. First edition of a grammar of the Persian language, written by the Austrian orientalist Franz Lorenz von Dombay (1758-1810). In his preface, Dombay states that there existed several Persian grammars, but he thought none of them sufficient to learn the language. His grammar starts with the basics: the Persian letters, gradually including more words and continuing with the syntax and morphology of the language. For the words he first gives the Arabic word, then a transcription of the word in the Latin alphabet, followed by the Latin translation of the word. The last fifty pages contain sentences, dialogues and some Persian narratives.Binding rubbed along the extremities. Title-page foxed and some minor foxing throughout, lower corner of page 45 slightly damaged, not affecting text, and some occasional small spots. Overall a good copy.

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        De nihilo geometrico, libri II. Verona, Augostino Carattoni, 1758. With a woodcut vignette on the title-page (with a globe, book and instruments), and many fine-line diagrams in text. With: (2) SALADINI, Girolamo. Elementa geometriae infinitesimorum. Libri tres.Bologna, Tommaso d'Aquino, 1760. Title-page with an engraved vignette of a putto with drafting instruments and an armillary sphere, and with numerous diagrams on 9 folding engraved plates. (3) CARNOT, Lazare. Oeuvres mathématiques.Basel, J. Decker, 1797. With a stipple-engraved (and aquatint) frontispiece portrait of Carnot by Jean Jacques de Mechel, and 6 diagrams on a folding engraved plate. 3 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Ad 1: G.T. Bagni, “Un'intuizione dell'infinitesimo attuale: De nihilo geometrico (1758) ...”, in: Didattica delle scienze XXIII (1998): ICCU UFIE003084; Riccardi II, 538; ad 2: ICCU UFIE003018; for Saladini also DSB XI, pp. 401-402; ad 3: DSB III, p. 78. Three important 18th-century mathematical first editions, together in one volume.Ad 1: First (and only?) edition of a text book on infinitesimal geometry by Guiseppe Torelli (1721-1781), a wide-ranging Veronese scholar best known for his works on geometry. His De nihilo geometrico presents a new basis for infinitesimal analysis, which had been started but not exhaustively treated by Newton and Leibniz. His rejection of the concept of limits and his support of the ideas of Bernard Nieuwentijt against Leibniz caused his work to be largely ignored in modern times. Ad 2: First and only edition of another work on infinitesimal geometry, the first major work of the Italian mathematician Girolamo Saladini (1731-1813), with full references to Newton and Leibniz. Saladini's work is divided into three parts, the first giving axioms and theorems, and the other two with 16 and 18 propositions respectively, the last part closing with three "scholia". Though little known today, Saladini together with Vicenzo Riccati published the first extensive treatise on integral calculus in their Institutiones analyticae (1765-1767), pre-dating Euler.Ad 3: First edition of the mathematical works of Lazare Carnot (1753-1823), much better known than the treatises of Torelli and Saladini above. The book begins with his "Essai sur les machines en général", which contains his famous theorem on the loss of kinetic energy during inelastic collisions. Divided into two parts, the book contains all the elements of engineering mechanics: the first truly theoretical work on the subject. The last 80 pages present his "Réflexions sur la métaphysique du calcul infinitésimal", an interesting philosophical discussion of differential calculus. With occasional minor foxing and a few slightly browned leaves, but still in very good condition and with generous margins. The binding is slightly scuffed around the extremities, with a small crack at the head of the back hinge, but otherwise also very good. A collection of 18th-century mathematical first editions, especially interesting for the discussion of infinitesimals.

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        De L'homme, de ses facultés intellectuelles et de son éducation. Ouvrage posthume.London [= France?], La Société Typographique, 1773. 2 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Smith, Bibliography H.3; cf. Cioranescu 33651 (other edition); for Helvétius's philosophy: Blom, A Wicked Company, pp. 126-129. Third (or second?) edition of one of the key works of the Radical Enlightenment, published in the same year as the first edition. The author had evoked huge outcry with the publication of De L'esprit (1758), a carefully argued essay on the mind, in which he roundly rejected metaphysics and the idea of Truth, replacing Christian morals by purely utilitarian ethics and stressing the importance of education as the key to moral behaviour. In De l'homme , Helvétius expanded and clarified his views, provoking even Diderot to write a Réfutation . The present edition was most likely printed in France, and, as Smith argues, it was probably this edition that the Paris Parliament condemned on 10 January 1774.Binding slightly rubbed; top of spine slightly worn. Fine copy.

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        Iliad. Odyssey [title in Greek]

      Robert and Andrew Foulis, Glasquae [Glasgow] 1758 - xi, [i], 312; [iv], 336; [viii], 297, [1]; [iv], 336 pp., with half-title and blanks as called for, but without rare general title-page (issued in 1758) in the first volume of the Iliad. 4 vols. Folio. One of the great productions of this or any press. "The great Homer, in double pica and all the majesty of a folio page, was produced by Robert and Andrew Foulis in 1756 and 1758 ? For beauty as well as for accuracy these splendid volumes can hardly be surpassed ? [of them] it is said, 'one of the finest monuments of Greek typography which our nation possesses' ?" (David Murray, Robert & Andrew Foulis and the Glasgow Press, pp. 16-17). Gaskell 319. Provenance: Thomas Thornton (heraldic Thorn Ville bookplate); M. Rockingham (heraldic bookplate) Contemporary calf, spines in seven compartments with raised bands, contrasting morocco lettering pieces in two, the rest richly gilt with small thistle and floral tools. Joints and tips expertly repaired, scuffing to covers, occasional foxing to text, margins of endpapers browned, still a crisp, clean copy xi, [i], 312; [iv], 336; [viii], 297, [1]; [iv], 336 pp., with half-title and blanks as called for, but without rare general title-page (issued in 1758) in the first volume of the Iliad. 4 vols. Folio

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        Eigentliche Staatsverfassung des Reichs Schweden unter seiner gesetzmässigen Freyheit beschrieben und wider Uebelgesinnte gerettet von dem Ehrlichen Schweden.

      - Stralsund und Greifswald, Johann Jacob Weitbrecht, 1758. 8:o. (16),+ 856,+ (30) s. Fläckig inledningsvis och på de sista bladen, samt med en större fläck på sid. 403-404. Samtida skinnband med blindpräglad rygg och blekt röd titeletikett. L. F. Rääfs exlibris. Fint exemplar. Warmholtz 6357 not. Lundstedt I, 62 not. En ovanlig tysk översättning avsedd för Sveriges tyska provinser av Niklas von Oelrichs politiska veckoskrift ?En ärlig swensk?, som utgavs under riksdagen 1755-56. Översättare var bibliotekarien vid Greifswalds universitet Johann Carl Dähnert. Warmholtz och Lundstedt nämner denna tyska översättning som utgiven i 4:o.

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        Solenne Cavalcata per il possesso di N. S. Papa Clemente XIII

      1758 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1758, datata in lastra in alto al centro. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Impressa dalla Calcografia della Reverenda Camera Apostolica, il modello per lastra venne intagliata dallo Specchi nel 1692 ed utilizzata per il possesso di Innocenzo XII. Molto rara. Ex collezione Laetitia Pecci Blunt. Bibliografia: Simonetta Tozzi, Incisioni barocche di feste ed avvenimenti, p. 63, I. 28. Dimensioni 460x322. Etching and engraving, 1758, dated on upper centre plate. Magnificent work printed on contemporary laid paper with margins, in excellent condition. This plate was printed by the chalcography of the Reverenda Camera Apostolica; the model for the plate was carved by Specchi in 1692 and used for Innocenzo XII’s installation. Very rare. Ex collezione Laetitia Pecci Blunt. Simonetta Tozzi, Incisioni barocche di feste ed avvenimenti, p. 63, I. 28. Dimensioni 460x322. Dimensioni

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        Histoire naturelle, civile et géographique de l'Orenoque et des principales rivières qui s'y jettent. Dans laquelle on traite du gouvernement, des usages et des coutûmes des Indiens qui l'habitent, des animaux, des arbres.

      - Avignon, Marseille, Desaint et Saillant, 1758. In three volumes. 12mo (16.5 x 9.5 cm). One large folded engraved map of the area of the Venezuelan river Orinoco and two folded engraved plates. Contemporary uniform mottled calf with gilt vignette on front board of the first volume. Spines with gilt floral pattern and red and green morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled flyleaves. Edges dyed red.l According to Sabin, "The work of Gumilla is one of the most curious and interesting hitherto published upon the country of the Orinoco". José Gumilla (1686-1750) ".was a Jesuit priest who wrote a natural history of the Orinoco River region. In 1705 he left Spain for New Granada (today Colombia) where he studied at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. He was ordained in 1714 and went to the Orinoco Mission. In 1701 he went to Venezuela and worked there for 35 years. He was sometime Rector of the School of Cartagena, Provincial Superior of New Granada, and Procurator in Rome from 1738. Here he wrote El Orinoco Ilustrado (Madrid, 1741). He returned to South America in 1743 with Filippo Salvatore Gilii. Gumilla introduced coffee into Venezuela in 1732. The beans were exported to Brazil" (Wikipedia). French translation of the first Spanish edition published in Madrid 1741. It describes the flora, fauna and the pre-Columbian remains and customs of the Indian tribes in that region. Boards a bit rubbed, endpapers a bit stained, otherwise a very good, clean, unmarked set. Sabin, 29277. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historiae naturalis de serpentibus libri duo.

      - Heilbronn, F. J. Eckebrecht, 1758. Folio (37.7 x 22.6 cm). 55, [iii] pp.; 12 engraved plates. Contemporary (probably original) paper-covered boards. Short title in script on spine.l The complete part on snakes and "dragons" of John Jonston's famous "Historiae naturalis". This part, with fine illustrations of real snakes, as well as both a charming and bewildering variety of little dragons has always been one of the most popular parts. Perhaps that is why the German printer and publisher Frank Joseph Eckebrecht fully reprinted this work in 1758. Nine years later he also reprinted Jonston's book on fishes. 1758, of course is the year in which Linnaeus saw the tenth edition of his Systema Naturae published, a point in time when the existence of real dragons was much in doubt among serious zoologists. This may be the reason for Eckebrecht to shorten the title from the original "Historiae naturalis de serpentibus et draconibus". Linnaeus, however, based some of his new species on Jonston's descriptions and illustrations. Today, this edition, which was printed on much better, thicker paper, is much rarer than the earlier Frankfurt and Amsterdam "thin paper" editions. Uncut. Plate 8 bound after plate 9, otherwise the binder's instructions are followed. A very good, clean copy. Very rare. Nissen ZBI, 2135 (Amsterdam and Frankfurt editions). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        di quanto si rappresenta nella macchina sopra di cui . si conduce dalla . Compagnia dell SSmo Sacramento di Pesaro

      la Statua del Sacrosanto Cadavere del Redentore nella sera del Venerdi Santo MDCCLVIII. Pesaro, Stamperia Gavelliana, 1758, - in-4 (mm.312x216), 10 pagine num. di testo e 1 tavola ripiegata fuori testo inc. in rame, firmata nel margine inferiore ''Camillus Scacciani delineavit - Joseph Gavelli sculpsit''. Copertina muta d'origine in carta lievemente gialla. Conservato in elegante astuccio in tela rossa. La grande e bellissima tavola raffigura la complessa e animatissima macchina di fuochi costruita per la processione del Corpus Domini o Venerd? Santo in Pesaro. Una leggenda nell'alto del foglio identifica i 21 personaggi raffigurati sul carro. Nelle quattro pagine finali vi ? il testo poetico di una cantata a due voci di cui ? indicato come autore il Conte Giuseppe Castellini Forlivese. Libro di feste pesaresi molto raro. Esemplare puro, a pieni margini (con lievissimi aloni). Manca a Ruggieri e alle altre bibliografie consultate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das englische Gartenbuch, Oder Philipp Millers (Gärtners der preiswürdigen Apothekergesellschaft in dem Kräutergarten zu Chelsea, und Mitgliedes der Königl. Englischen Societät der Wissenschaften), Gärtner-Lexicon, in sich haltend die Art und Weise, wie sowohl der Küchen- Frucht- Blumen- und Kräutergarten, als auch Lustwälder, Glashäuser und Winterungen, nebst dem Weingarten, nach den Regeln der erfahrensten Gärtner jetziger Zeit, zu bauen und zu verbessern seyn: dazu kommet noch die Historie der Pflanzen, der Character und englische Name jedes Geschlechtes, die deutschen und lateinischen Namen aller besondern Sorten, wie auch eine Erklärung der in der Botanick und Gartenkunst gebräuchlichen Kunstwörter, nebst einer den Lehren der besten Na

      Nürnberg, Georg Lochner, 1750-1758. - Nach der fünften, verm. u. verb. Ausgabe, aus dem Englischen, 3 Teile in 2 Bänden (komplett) 37,5 cm. Original Leder (Hardcover) auf 6 Bünden. Rücken mit reichen Fileten und 2 Rückenschildern, Vollrotschnitt. Gut. Braune Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Lederrückenschildern. Band 1 (erster und zweiter Teil) mit professionell (teils älter) repariertem Rücken. Innendeckel mit farbigen, marmorierten Oelpapieren bezogen. Rotes Lederrückenschild verblichen. Kanten beschabt, Ecken bestossen. Zwei unlerserliche ovale Stempel vorn. Titelkupfer mit kleinem Tintenfleck und am rechten Rand mit kleinem Ausriss weit außerhalb der Abb. Papier kaum gebräunt, fast gar nicht braunfleckig. Die botanischen Tafeln zum Teil stärker geZwei unlerserliche ovale Stempel vorn. Titelkupfer mit kleinem Tintenfleck und am rechten Rand mit kleinem Ausriss. Papier kaum gebräunt, fast gar nicht braunfleckig. Die botanischen Tafeln zum Teil stärker gebräunt, die andere Tafeln kaum bzw. nur auf der Rückseite. Satzspiegel stellenweise stärker gebräunt. Band 2 mit Fehlstelle des Oberflächenleders am oberen Buchrücken und unten mit Einriss. Kanten beschabt, Ecken bestossen, das rote Lederrückenschild in Ordnung. Unleserlicher ovaler Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Papier kaum braunfleckig, nur der Statzspiegel stellenweise gebräunt. Eine schöne feste Ausgabe eines der wohl wichtigsten Gartenbücher des 18. Jahrhunderts. BAND 1, 1. Theil: 1 Bl., 1 gest. Frontispiz [Idealisierter Barockgarten, gest. v. A. Nunzer], 1 Titelbl., 2 Bll. Widmung, 4 Bll. Vorrede d. Übers., 548 zweisp. S. [AB bis LV] m. 3 Abb. im Text sowie 5 gef. Kupfern u. einer Kapitel- u. Schlussvignette. BAND 1, 2. Theil (1751): 2 Bll, mit Titelvignette, 620 zweisp. Seiten [MA bis Zusätze] mit 2 Kupfertafeln (Die ordentliche u. d. große Presse), 4 gestochenen botanischen Tafeln (Tafeln stärker gebräunt), einer gestochenen Textabb. sowie einigen Kartuschen, 11 Bll. Register (engl., lat., deutsch). BAND 2, 3.Theil (1758): 1 Titelbl., 1 Bl. Vorbericht d. Übers., 336 zweisp. S. [Lexikon], 2 Bll. Register, 63 zweisp. S. [Gärtner-Kalender]. Mit 1 Titel-, 1 Kapitel- und 2 Schlussvignetten. Beiliegend 3 Bogen handschriftliche Notizen der Zeit. Dochnahl 105; Haller II,220 (Urteil: Magnum Opus!); Pritzel 6237; Güntz II,12; Ensslin/Engelmann 212; Stafleu-Cowen 6048. [Lexikon Gärtnerlexikon Gärtnerlexicon] Bitte beachten Sie, dass die angegebenen Versandkosten nur für Sendungen bis zu einem Gesamtgewicht von 1 Kg gelten. Bei schwereren Sendungen betragen die Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschands € 5,00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annali d'Italia dal principio dell'era volgare Sino all'anno MDCCXLIX compilati da Lodovico Antonio Muratori Bibliotecario del Serenissimo Duca di Modena. Tomo Quinto: Dall'anno DXXVI dell'era volgare sino all'anno DCLXXIX - Tomo Undicesimo: Dall'anno MCCLVI dell'era volgare sino all'anno MCCCXXVIII -

      Presso Tommaso Alfano - Napoli, NAPOLI 1758 - ITALIANO Due volumi della metà del '700 in 8°, stato discreto, coperta in mezza pelle, dorso in pelle con cornici incise in oro, piatti marmorizzati, il V tomo, acefalo di risguardia e foglio di guardia, presenta solo il piatto anteriore, XI Tomo ha il dorso staccato dal piatto anteriore, risguardia e foglio di guardia staccati dalla legatura, evidenti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli ingialliti, pagine in discreto stato, con diversi fori e crepe. Presentano richiami e segnatura dei fascicoli. Bella marca tipografica su frontespizi. II edizione Napoletana. Solo Tomi V e XI.

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        Las Siete Partidas del Rey D. Alfonso El Nono. Copiadas de la Edición de Salamanca del año de 1555 que publicó el señor Gregorio López, corregida, de orden del Real Consejo, por los señores D. Diego de Morales y Villamayor, oidor de la Real Audiencia de Valencia y D. Jacinto Miguel de Castro, fiscal de lo civil en ella. Publicalas el Dr.D. Joseph Berni y Catalá, abogado de los Reales Consejos y de Pobres, en la misma Audiencia. 6 tomos. Tomo I: Partida I. Tomo II: Partida II. Tomo III: Partida III. Tomo IV: Partidas IV y V. Tomo V: Partidas VI y VII. Tomo VI: Índice.

      Joseph Thomas Lucas, 1758, Valencia. - 20x13. Piel con nervios, hierros y tejuelos. 488, 468, 618, 212+288, 233+286, 550 pgs. Letra capitular decorada. Cantos tintados. Bordes de los lomos algo rozados. (N8240)

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        Specimen historicum sistens Prædium Ornäs, aliaque loca, commoratione R. Gustavi I. apud Dalekarlos celebria, quod, venia ampliss. Facultatis Philosoph. ad Regiam Academiam Upsaliensem, præside Mag. Carolo Frid. Georgii, Hist. Profess. Reg. et Ordin. Publico examini modeste subjicit Johannes Reinh. Schultze, Dalekarlus. In auditorio Carol. maj. d. XIII. Decemb. anni MDCCLVIII. H.P.M.S.

      Bok. Uppsala 1758. 60 sid. 8:o. Diss. Senare pergamentryggsband med marmorerade pärmar. En utvikbar graverad karta över Grytnäs och Foltjärna socknar, efter Göran Halstensons karta från 1652; samt en utvikbar plansch över Ornässtugan med planritning, exteriörer m. m. Bandet, inlagan och de utvikbara planscherna i synnerligen gott skick. Latin hylla: 862

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        L‘ ami des hommes, ou traité de la population. 4. Aufl., 3 Teile in 2 Bänden,

      Hamburg, Chrétien Herold 1758 - 2 Bl., Tit., 4 Bl., 523 S.; 2 Bl., Tit., 510 S., 2 Bl. orig. leather binding, Lederbände mit Goldpräg. marm. Vors., marm. Schnitt, (etwas berieben und bestossen, innen recht ordentl.) +++Antiquariat seit 30 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire ou traité de la police générale des villes, bourgs, paroisses, et seigneuries de la campagne...

      Original edition.Full mottled calf blond time. Back with nerves decorated. As an exhibit in red morocco. Threadbare head cover. Upper jaw split in cap and head. 2 corners greatly blunted.This police treaty is probably the best evidence that we can find on the habits, the daily life of the French in the eighteenth. We will see what we do in terms of wolves or ownerless dogs, plague, games at fairs and markets, latrines ... Compared to the famous treatise on Delamare Police, the author speaks In his preface, this Treaty has referred more convenient, which is why it has been as a dictionary, it contains not only all the edicts concerning a question but also valuable comments of the author. Colbert define the police in these terms in an order from 1669: '' The police is to ensure public tranquility and the individuals, providing plenty and to live each according to his condition. " Chez Gissey à Paris 1758 In 4 (20,5x26,5cm) relié

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        Helden- Staats- und Lebens-Geschichte Des Allerdurchlauchtigsten und Grosmächtigsten Fürsten und Herrns, Herrn Friedrichs des Andern. Jetzt glorwürdigst regierenden Königs in Preussen, Chur-Fürstens zu Brandenburg, auch souverainen und obersten Herzogs in Schlesien etc. etc. Dritter Theil (von 7). Aus ächten Urkunden bis auf heutige Zeit pragmatisch und umständlich beschrieben auch hin und wieder Mit nützlichen Anmerkungen erläutert und mit saubern und nützlichen Kupfern gezieret

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, o.V., 1758 - 1098 S. und 3 (von 4) mehrfach gefaltete Kartenbeilagen Einband berieben, bestoßen, angeschmutzt, fleckig und rückseitig an der oberen Kante mit etwas Verlust. Handschriftlicher Besitzereintrag in Bleistift auf Innendeckel. Innen durchgehend immer wieder etwas fleckig. Es fehlen die Seiten 499/500, 673/674 und etwa 1/3 der S. 675/676. Teilband der seltenen und höchst inhaltsreichen Geschichte von Preußen unter Friedrich II. von einem Zeitgenossen. H.-B. VII Nr. 5146. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 18 x 12 cm, Pappband der Zeit mit zwei (nicht mehr lesbaren) handschriftlichen Rückenschildern [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Introduction to Universal History. Translated from the Latin of Baron Holberg. With Notes Historical, Chronological, and Critical by Gregory Sharpe to which is prefixed a short System of Geography, With Maps, & c.

      Printed for A. Millar in the Strand, J. Ward in Cornhill, London 1758 - The Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged. Plate of Globe and 4 fold out maps, of Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. xxi, 341 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Plate of Globe and 4 fold out maps, of Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. xxi, 341 pp. 1 vols. 8vo The Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged

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        The History and Practice of the High Court of Chancery. In which is introduced, An Account of the Institution and various Regulations of the said Court; Shewing likewise, The ancient and present Practice thereof in an easy and familiar Method [etc.]

      Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Worrall [etc.], London 1758 - Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite clean and with ample margins and the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig copy First London edition of the work which Holdsworth singled out (along with John Mitford's) as "distinctly superior [and of] a greater importance in the eighteenth-century literature of equity", with much on equity's substance and on proposed reforms [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prospetto della Prima Machina eretta per Commando di Sua Eccellenza il Si. Principe Dono Lorenzo Colonna

      1758 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1758. Da un soggetto di Paolo Posi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini irregolari, per il resto in buone condizioni. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was then followed by two series of pyrotechnical shots and music, dances an

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        Album di Venezia. Disegnato da V. Chilone ed intagliato in rame da Aliprandi in XXII Tavole). Ansichten von Venedig (Deckeltitel). Mailand, G. & P. Vallardi (um 1820). Quer Gr. 4°. Mit 22 Kupferstich-Ansichten von G. Aliprandi nach V. Chilone (20), Siguzini und Tramontini. Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel.

      - Vgl. Cicogna 4553.- Jeweils in vier Sprachen betitelte Ansichten nach Werken des Venezianischen Vedutenmalers Vincenzo Chilone (1758-1839); u. a. vom Markusplatz, Dogenpalast, von S. Maria della Salute, Rialto-Brücke, Maria della Salute, S. Zacheria, Uhrturm, S. Rocco, Arsenal, Dogana, etc.- Tafeln nur leicht fleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben u. bestoßen, Rücken erneuert.# Complete album with 22 engravings of Venice after works by the Venetian painter Vincenzo Chilone (1758-1839).- With the famous sights like St. Marks Church, St. Marks Place, Rialto Bridge, Palais Ducal, St. Maria della Salute Church, Redeemers Church, Academy of the liberal Arts, Post office.- Plates only slightly stained, contemporary cloth slightly rubbed and bumped, spine renewed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stäfa.

      20. Jh - Aquarell. Bildformat: 19 x 32 cm. Blattgrösse: 36 x 49 cm. Zeichnung nach dem Kupferstich von Heinrich Bruppacher (1758-1835). - In Goldrahmen.

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Insecten erster Theil. [Und:] Der Insecten zweyter Theil. [Und:] Der Insecten dritter Theil..

      Kl.8, 1. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., XLVIII, 376 S. u. 1 zweimal gefaltete gestochene Instructionstafel u. 46 gestochene u. handkolorierte Taf. 2. Teil: Gestochenes Titelblatt., 424 S. u. 52 gestochene handkolorierte Taf. 3. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., 418 S., 11 Bl. Register u. 52 gestochene handkolorierte Taf., Kart. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Rundum-Rotschnitt, Deckel u. Kanten etw. berieben, einige Abspleissungen des Überzugspapiers, Ecken etw. bestossen, jeweils Einträge von alter Hand a. Vs. die Tafeln in Bd. 2 im Text verteilt eingebunden, im 1. und 3. Teil hingegen im Anhang auf Vakat-Trägerblättern montiert, die mit den Insekten-Bezeichnungen von alter Hand in Tinte beschrieben sind (die Tafeln im Bund vom Leim tlw. fleckig bzw. gespleisst) 1. Teil: Blatt mit den S. 65 f. fehlt 2. Teil: Taf. 38 etw. gebräunt 3. Teil: Käfer Nr. 202 auf Taf. 29 und Käfer Nr. 228 auf Taf. 32 ausgeschnitten, Käfer Nr. 310 auf Taf. 39 mit Verlusten, Taf. 47 verkehrt eingehängt allg. gutes, farbfrisches Ex. Jeweils Erstausgabe. - Der vollständige Teil der Insekten (bei 25 Bänden des Gesamtwerks). - Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758 - 1811) war der Sohn des Augsburger Kupferstechers und Kunstverlegers Christian Wilhelm, Inhabers der Martin Engelbrechtischen Kunsthandlung. Er besuchte von 1767 bis 1777 das Gymnasium bei St. Anna, studierte von 1777 bis 1781 in Leipzig Theologie, Philosophie und Philologie bei den Professoren Ernst Platner, Samuel Friedrich Nathanael Morus and Johann August Ernesti. Seit 1781 war er im Dienst der protestantischen Kirche in Augsburg, 1782/83 vertretungsweise auch Lehrer am Gymnasium bei St. Anna. Von 1786 bis 1796 war er Diakon der Barfüsser-Pfarrei, von 1796 bis 1806 Diakon bei St. Jakob und von 1806 bis 1811 Pfarrer der Barfsser-Pfarrei. Wilhelm war Mitglied mehrerer naturforschender Vereinigungen: "Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin", "Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Halle", "Vaterländische Gesellschaft der Ärzte und Naturforscher Schwabens" und "Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft". Er war ein beliebter Prediger und Verfasser von Artikeln für Kalender, Almanache und Zeitschriften (überwiegend anonym). Seit 1792 Veröffentlichung der Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte im väterlichen Verlag in wöchentlichen Lieferungen, mit Illustrationen von namhaften Augsburger Kupferstechern.

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        Mukhtasar Al-Adwiya Al-Mufrada + Buru’ Sa’a. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.

      - 68 pp., / 8 pp., 23 lines to the page, original hard boards, damaged cover, marginal notes, titles and headings in red, some worming, (no date). Ibn al-Bitar Dhiya al-Din al-Malaqi (1197-1248) was one of the greatest scientists of Muslim Spain and was the greatest botanist and pharmacist of the Middle Ages. He was born in the Spanish city of Malaqa (Malaga) towards the end of the twelfth century. He learned botany from Abu al-Abbas al-Nabati, a learned botanist, with whom he started collecting plants in and around Spain. In 1219 he left Spain on a plant-collecting expedition and travelled along the northern coast of Africa as far as Asia Minor. The exact modes of his travel (whether by land or sea) are not known, but the major stations he visited include Bouaghia, Constantine, Tunis, Tripoli, Barqa and Adalia. After 1224, he entered the service of al-kamil, the Egyptian Governor, and was appointed chief herbalist. In 1227, al-Kamil extended his domination to Damascus, and Ibn al-Bitar accompanied him there which provided him an opportunity to collect plants form stations located there. He died in Damascus in 1248. Ibn Bitar’s major contribution, kitab al-Adwiya al-Mufrada, is one of the greatest botanical compilations dealing with up to the sixteenth century and is a systematic work that embodies earlier works, with due criticism, and adds a great part of original contribution. The encyclopaedia comprises some 1, 400 different items, largely medicinal plants and vegetables, of which about 200 plants were not known earlier. The book refers to the work of some 150 authors mostly Arab, and it also quotes about 20 early Greek scientists. It was translated into Latin and published in 1758. His second monumental treatise kitab al-Mughni fi al-Adwiya al-Mufrada is an encyclopaedia of medicine. The drugs are listed in accordance with their therapeutical value. Thus, its 20 different chapters deal with the plants bearing significance to diseases of head, ear, eye, etc. on surgical issues, he frequently quoted the famous Muslim surgeon, Abdul Qasim Zahrawi. Besides Arabic, Bitar, had given the Greek and Latin names of the plants, thus facilitating transfer of knowledge. Ibn Bitar’s contributions are characterized by observation, analysis and classification and have exerted a profound influence on was translated/ published late in the western languages as mentioned above, yet many scientists had earlier studied various parts of the book and made several references to it. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. 6 Platten gedruckt b. A. C. Seutter, "Ducatus Pomeraniae Citerioris et Ulterioris. Principatibus, Comitatibus urbibus suis definitae Nova et Ampla Descriptio geographica .".

      - mit Grenzkolorit, nach 1758, 98 x 167,5 cm. Nicht bei Sandler. Vergleiche aber Tooley, S. 401 (Karte von Lotter). - Hier vorliegend im 1. Zustand mit der Adresse A.C. Seutter (dem Sohn M. Seutters). - Prachtvolle Wandkarte von Pommern, von 6 Platten gedruckt und bereits zusammengesetzt. Eine der wenigen Karten, die Albrecht Seutter nach dem Tode seines Vaters neu herausgegeben hat. Mit Sicherheit hat er die 1758 wiederaufgelegte Lubin'sche Karte von Pommern kopiert. Die Karte wurde bis 1762 mit seiner Verlegeradresse gedruckt. Danach kamen die Platten zu T.C. Lotter der sie mit seiner Verlagsadresse versah aber ansonsten unverändert noch einige Jahre druckte. Rechts unten die dek. und sehr große Titelkartusche, links unten ein Meilenanzeiger. In der Ostsee zahlr. Schiffe. Wohl eine der dekorativsten Karten Pommerns aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. - Restauriert

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        Plutarch's Lives

      ondon- J and R Tonson, 1758 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive set of Plutarch's lives. Complete in six volumes. With a portrait frontispiece and illustrations in the text. Plutarch's lives, sometimes known as Parallel Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men arranged to show their comparative moral virtues and failings. Comprising of 23 pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman as well as four unpaired, single lives. Likely written at the beginning of the second century AD, the work is considered of great importance as a source of information of the historical figures and the times in which they lived. With the bookplate of Charles Pratt, 1st Earl of Camden, an English lawyer, judge and politician who became Lord Chancellor, and was a confidant of Pitt the Elder. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, smart with wear to extremities and occasional marks to boards. Bookplate of Lord Camden to front pastedown of each volume. Ink initials to front free-endpaper to volume I. Front free-endpaper lacking to volume II. Joints very slightly starting to head and tail of each volume, but still firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages foxed to first and last, but otherwise generally bright with occasional light spotting. Ink stamp of T Hibbert to title pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Eigentliche Staatsverfassung des Reichs Schweden unter seiner gesetzmässigen Freyheit beschrieben und wider Uebelgesinnte gerettet von dem Ehrlichen Schweden.

      - Stralsund und Greifswald, Johann Jacob Weitbrecht, 1758. 8:o. (16),+ 856,+ (30) s. En bläcköverstruken namnteckning på frampärmens insida har färgat av sig på titelbladet, enstaka småfläckar, t.ex. på s. 329-330 och 369-370. Sidan 393 med bläckstreck. Sidorna 2-4 med bläckanteckningar i marginalen. Oskuren, i samtida gråpappband. Ur A. [Alm]löfs? boksamling, med hans överstrukna namnteckning, med Henrik Herbst juniors namnteckning, daterad 1769, och med lacksigill. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Warmholtz 6357, not. Lundstedt I, 62, not. Den ovanliga tyska översättningen av Niklas von Oelrichs politiska veckoskrift ?En ärlig swensk? avsedd för Sveriges tyska provinser. Översättare var bibliotekarien vid Greifswalds universitet Johann Carl Dähnert. Warmholtz och Lundstedt nämner denna tyska översättning som utgiven i 4:o.

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