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        Das grosse Welt-betrügende Nichts oder die heutige Hexerey und Zauberkunst. In zween Büchern von Ardoino Ubbidente dell`Osa entworfen

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1761.. 4 Bll., 600 S. Pappband d. Zt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Tratados y doctrinas praticas, sobre ventas, y compras de lanas merinas y otros generos; y sobre el juego de naypes, y dados...,

      Toledo, Francisco Martin, [no date but 1761]. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition 8vo. contemporary limp vellum, soiled and spine darkened, else a very tight crisp and clean copy. Scarce.

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        BIBLIA, Das ist: Die ganze Heil. Schrifft Altes und Neues Testaments, Nach der Teutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers.(...) Nebst der Vorrede Des. S. Hrn. Baron Carl Hildebrands von Canstein.

      Waysenhause, Halle 1761. Large 8°. 14+(2)+1079+(blank)+308+(4) pages. Title printed in black and red. Endpapers of colourful 18th century (wall-)paper. Contemporary black leatherbinding with all three edges gilt and with blindtooled ornamentation on edges. Old name on flyleaf (1769); genealogical notes in the same hand on back flyleaf. A firm and wellpreserved copy in a contemporary slipcase.. *

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        L'esprit du chevalier Folard tiré de ses commentaires sur l'histoire de Polybe, pour l'usage d'un officier. De Main de Maître.

      Leipzig 1761. With 18 folding engraved plates. XVI + 240 pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, spine with gilt title, marbled edges. Bookplate of The Earl of Ilchester.. A compilation of Jean Charles de Folard's guide to military tactics and fortifications compiled by Frederick the Great. It is based on the writings by Polybius, the great Roman military tactician

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        A view of the city of Boston, the capital of New England, in North America. Vue de la Ville de Boston, Capitale de la Nouvelle Angleterre, dans l'Amérique Septentrionale. Drawn on the Spot by his Excellency, Governor Pownal

      London: printed for John Bowles, Robert Sayer, Thomas Jefferys, Carington Bowles and Henry Parker, [No date but c.1761]. Copper engraving by P.C. Canot after a painting by Pugh from a design by Pownall. Expert repairs, trimmed to the plate mark. Sheet size: 14 1/4 x 20 3/8 inches. An important image of colonial Boston from the famous and very rare "Scenographia Americana" series Pownall's drawing of Boston, here ably engraved by Peter Charles Canot (1710-1777), was one of six prints in the Scenographia Americana series that were based on Pownall's sketches. This particular image was worked up into a painting by Pugh and it was from this that the engraving was made by Canot. The complete Scenographia Americana (with a total of 28 plates) is a legendary rarity: no copies are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty years. Individual prints are therefore all that the collector can hope for, and the present image is one of the most important. Governor Thomas Pownall, one of the few sympathetic colonial governors in North America, was also an artist, author and mapmaker. He first came to America as secretary of the governor of New York, Sir Danvers Osborn, in 1753, who committed suicide a few days after arriving. Pownall stayed on in America and became deeply involved in colonial politics during these critical years (the French and Indian War). He contributed to and supported Pitt's strategy in the war against the French and was appointed governor of Massachusetts, replacing Shirley, in August of 1757. He was at first very popular, energetically raising troops and prosecuting the war with the French, but political rivalry and objections to his own rather free lifestyle and manners led to his retirement from the position at his own request, returning to England in 1760. He remained a staunch supporter of the American causes as they arose in the 1760s. Interestingly, he was very much in favor of emancipation of the slaves in America. Pownall was a long time friend of Benjamin Franklin. Deak, 106

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        A VIEW OF THE CITY OF BOSTON CAPITAL OF NEW ENGLAND, IN NORTH AMERICA. VUE DE LA VILLE DE BOSTON, CAPITALE DE LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE, DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE. DRAWN ON THE SPOT BY HIS EXCELLENCY, GOVERNOR POWNALL

      London: Printed for John Bowles, Robert Sayer, Thomas Jefferys, Carington Bowles and Henry Parker, [nd, but ca. 1761].. Copper engraving by P.C. Canot after a painting by Pugh from a design by Pownall. Sheet size: 14 1/4 x 20 3/8 inches. Expert repairs, trimmed to the plate mark. An important image of colonial Boston from the famous and very rare "Scenographia Americana" series. Pownall's drawing of Boston, here ably engraved by Peter Charles Canot (1710-77), was one of six prints in the SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA series that were based on Pownall's sketches. This particular image was worked up into a painting by Pugh and it was from this that the engraving was made by Canot. The complete SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA (with a total of twenty-eight plates) is a legendary rarity: no copies are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty years. Individual prints are therefore all that the collector can hope for, and the present image is one of the most important. Governor Thomas Pownall, one of the few sympathetic colonial governors in North America, was also an artist, author and mapmaker. He first came to America as secretary of the governor of New York, Sir Danvers Osborn, in 1753, who committed suicide a few days after arriving. Pownall stayed on in America and became deeply involved in colonial politics during these critical years (the French and Indian War). He contributed to and supported Pitt's strategy in the war against the French and was appointed governor of Massachusetts, replacing Shirley, in August of 1757. He was at first very popular, energetically raising troops and prosecuting the war with the French, but political rivalry and objections to his own rather free lifestyle and manners led to his retirement from the position at his own request, returning to England in 1760. He remained a staunch supporter of the American causes as they arose in the 1760s. Interestingly, he was very much in favor of emancipation of the slaves in America. Pownall was a long time friend of Benjamin Franklin. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 106.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Piscium Bavarico-Ratisbonensium pentas. Cum tabulis IV. Aeri incisis icones coloribus suis distinctas exhibentibus

      Ratisbonae, Montagius, 1761. Small 4to. 6 ll., 82 pp., four folded hand-coloured engraved plates and engraved title-vignette. Contemporary paper boards. Spine with brown morocco label with author's name in gilt, gilt lines. Edges speckled red.* An interesting ichthyological work dealing with the fishes of Bavaria. The plates are beautifully hand-coloured and engraved by Loibel. Three plates show various fish, the fourth shows scales. Schaeffer is one of the few to recognise their importance. Old weak library stamp on verso of title, old owner's printed label on the rear paste-down ["Steindachner", most probably the great Austrian ichthyologist Franz Steindachner (1834-1919)]; another former owner's name lightly pencilled on the front flyleaf. About six text pages with a weak inoffensive damp-stain in the lower margin, otherwise a very good copy. Dean II, p. 397; Nissen ZBI, 3636.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Theatrum Machinarum Universale of, Groot algemeen Moolen-Boek : behelzende de beschryving en afbeeldingen van allerhande soorten van moolens, derzelver opstallen en gronden [...] voor 't grootste gedeelte getekent te Amsterdam door Johannis van Zyl ; en in 't koper gebragt door Jan Schenk. I. Deel

      Amsterdam Petrus Schenk 1761. Gebonden, halflederen eigentijdse band, gemarmerde platten, [8]+18+[2]+4 pp., titelprent + 64 platen hors texte (nummering I - LVI + Tab I - VI + Tabula I - II); col. compl., 32x52cm. Goede staat, band netjes gerestaureerd. De gegraveerde frontispice wordt gecombineerd met een lofdicht op de uitvinding van de zaagmolen door Cornelis Corneliszoon van Uytgeest; de vier verzen in de illustratie zelf zijn van H.I. Soet. Bierens de Haan. Deze uitgave bevat de twee extra 'Tabulae', welke meestal ontbreken. Beschrijft de Nederlandse molenbouwkunst en beklemtoont de mathematische precisie die essentieel is in zijn beroep. Verschillende molentypes worden beschreven en in detail uitgetekend. Jan Schenk maakte de 62 dubbelbladige kopergravures met oog voor technische, wiskundige en achitecturale details. The engraved frontispiece is combined with an ode to the invention of the sawmill by Cornelis Cornelis Son of Uytgeest, the four verses in the illustration itself of HI Soet. Bierens de Haan. This edition contains two extra Tabulae ', which is usually lacking. Describes the Dutch windmill architecture and emphasizes the mathematical precision that is essential in his profession. Different mill types are described in detail and drawn. Jan Schenk made ??the 62 twin-copper engravings with an eye for technical, mathematical and achitecturale details

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        La Monarchia Hebrea

      Madrid, por Don Gabriel Ramirez, 1761. Dos volúmenes en 4to.; 6 hs., 470 pp., 5 hs. + 396 pp., 5 hs. Con un total de 73 (de 80) láminas grabadas en cobre por Palomino, Ricarte, Galcerán, Asensio y Minguet sobre dinujos de Jerónimo Antonio Gil y José Camerón. Encuadernación no uniforme en piel, de la época. El volúmen II está practicamente desencuadernado.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Cosmologische Briefe über die Einrichtung des Weltbaues

      Augsburg: Eberhard Kletts Wittiv, 1761 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (19.4x12.0cm). xxviii, 318 pp., 1 folding printed table. Text with minor browning, first free endpaper with old ownership entries. Contemporary papercard board, gilt, somewhat rubbed. ---- Houzeau-L. 8886. Poggendorff I, 1355 ; Goed. IV 1, 479, 1. Ziegenfuss II, 11. - The scarce first edition of Lambert's sensational "Cosmological Letters", his most important astronomical work, in which he to a large extent fore-shadowed the documentation of the basic features of the universe that Herschel later carried out. The work became very popular and was translated into French, Russian, and English, and it was later re-written and published as "Systeme du Monde" in Berlin, 1770. "Of special interest among Lambert's astronomical writings - apart from applications of his physical doctrines - are his famous Cosmologische Briefe über die Einrichtung des Weltbaues" (Augsburg, 1761). Not familiar with the similar ideas of Thomas Wright (1750) and with Kant's "Allgemeine Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels" (1755), Lambert had the idea that what appears as the Milky Way might be the visual effect of a lens-shaped universe. On this basis he elaborated a theory according to which the thousand of stars surrounding the sun constituted a system. Moreover he considered the Milky Way as a large number of such systems, that is, a system of higher order... Only when William Hershel systematically examined the heavens telescopically and discovered numerous nebulae and "telescopic milky-ways" did it become obvious that Lambert's description was not mere science fiction but to a large extent a bold vision of the basic features of the universe" (Scriba in D.S.B. VII:598). --- Kant's mentor (Martin Knutzen) died in 1755, three years before the pre-critical project unfolded. But Kant still had the chance of meeting kindred spirits. One of these was the great philosopher and mathematician Johann Heinrich Lambert, whom he admired a great deal. Finally he had encountered a thinker who appreciated both the scientific and metaphysical perspective, who worried about their tensions, and who was searching for a truce. In his "Cosmologische Briefe." (Cosmological Letters on the establishment of the universe), Lambert worked on the same topic as Kant had worked on in his earlier Universal Natural History. The tasks and results of both works resemble each other, in so far as they were both proposals of integrating Newtonian physics into a larger framework, and they both contained a theory of the dynamic constitution of the universe. Furthermore, as Kant's scientific works should be viewed under the perspective of his general philosophical outlook, so must Lambert's work in physics and astronomy be seen in relation to his general philosophical outlook and his perpetual quest for introducing mathematical exactness into the sciences. "Lambert's efforts to improve communication and collaboration in astronomy were noteworthy. He promoted the publication of astronomical journals and founded "Berliner astronomisches Jahrbuch oder Ephemeriden". Many of the articles that he contributed to it were not published until after his death... He also favored the founding of the Berlin observatory. These suggestions, in line with Leibniz' far-reaching plans for international cooperation of scientific societies, inaugurated a new period of scientific teamwork." (D.S.B., VII:598)..

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        Voyage En Siberie: Contenant Des Moeurs, Les Usages Des Russes, Et L'etat Actuel De Cette Puissance; La Description Geographique Et Le Nivellement De La Route De Paris a Tobolsk; L'histoire Naturelle De La Meme Route, Des Observations Astronomiques, Et Des

      Paris: De Buve L'Aine, 1761. Leather Bound. Very Good. Tome 1 in two volumes. Paris: De Buve L'Aine, 1768. Tall Quarto. Early full Moroccan leather, raised bands, gilt decorated spine. Edges gilt. Vol. 1: [11], [xxxii], 347; Vol 2: 347-677 pp. A few pages in part 2 have a damp stain in top margin. Very good internally besides. Engraved frontis, tables, titles, 36 engraved plates. Marbled end pages. French. No atlas or vol 2. See our pictures of this lovely book. Jean Chappe was a member of the Academy of Science and noted astronomer. Chappe traveled to Siberia to observe the transits of Venus in 1760. Chappe was engaged in longitudinal measurement. This particular book touched on Chappe's experiences and observations in Russia, many unfavorable. Chappe's criticism has the honor of an anonymous refutation by the court of Catherine the Great. Gravees en taille douce par Lebas, Tillard, Auguste de Saint-Aubin, etc. Bel exemplaire en plein maroquin bleu gris de l'epoque, dos orne a 5 nerfs, triple filets does en encadrement sur les plats, double filets dores sur les couples, dentelle doree interieure. Cachet armorie sur les contreolats de Philip John Miles. Brunet 1, 1728; Hill 277; Cox I p.352.

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        ELOISA: Or, a Series of Original Letters. Collected and published by J. J. Rousseau. Translated from the French. In Four Volumes. [containing] A DIALOGUE BETWEEN A MAN Of LETTERS And J. J. ROUSSEAU, On the Subject of ROMANCES. Published since his ELOISA, And Intended as a Preface to that Work. Translated from the French

      London:: Printed for R. Griffithsm at the Dunciad, and T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, at Tully's Head, in the Strand.. 1761.. 12mo. 17 cm x 10 cm. 1st Edition in English (Black. EPISTOLARY FICTION, p. 155). Not listed in Grimm's TRANSLATIONS Of FOREIGN NOVELS. [4], xiv, xli, [1 (blank)], 291, [1 (blank)]; [4], 285, [3]; [2], 295, [1 (blank)]; [2], 252 pp. Dialogue with separate dated title leaf.. Period full calf, with gilt decorated spine(s). Maroon leather title label in second compartment; black leather volume label in third compartment.. Bindings, as to be expected, show some wear, with a leather chip from. the spine crown of Vol I, and heel of Vol III. Faint vertical stress. lines to spines. One protruding bifolium from Vol I. Withal, a. pleasing all-original VG set.. Rousseau a "Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought." Rousseau's epistolary novel Julie, ou la nouvelle HŽlo•se, was first published 1761, É and this, the first translation into English, was published in the very same year. "The novel's subtitle points to the history of 'HŽlo•se dÕArgenteuil and Peter Abelard', a medieval story of passion and Christian renunciation. The novel was put on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. Although Rousseau wrote it as a novel, a philosophical theory about authenticity permeates through it, as he explores autonomy and authenticity as moral values. A common interpretation is that Rousseau valued the ethics of authenticity over rational moral principles, as he illlustrates the principle that one should do what is imposed upon him by society only insofar as it would seem congruent with one's 'secret principles' and feelings, being constituent of one's core identity. Thus unauthentic behavior would pave the way to self-destruction." [Wiki]. The novel was extremely popular in its day, touted by some as the top 'best seller' of the century. According to Black, the novel saw 14 English editions by 1800. Today, the first edition somewhat uncommon on the market. . Printer's device to t.p.

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        "Louis quinze le bienaimE roi de France. " Calligraphic Portrait of the French King in profile, formed from the verses of a French poem in praise of the king, "Quand le soleil, "me de la nature -" executed in a fine, delicate hand

      [France, 1761]. (CALLIGRAPHY) 14-1/2 x 17-3/4 inches. Pen and ink on laid paper, within a black border, signed by the artist in lower right "J Gerlin, invenit et fecit anno 1761". Fine . Fine and unusual calligraphic portrait of Louis XV, le bienaimE roi de France (the beloved king of France), from the branching verses of a pastoral poem in praise of the king, beginning "Quand le soleil "me de la nature, au monde en s'Eclipsant dErobe sa claretE, tout s'atriste et languit dans une nuit obscure - ". The dedication begins at the nose, the poem continues around the line of the head before entering the labyrinth of the king's features

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        Querelles littéraires, ou mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des révolutions de la République des Lettres, depuis Homère jusqu'à nos jours

      A Paris: Chez Durand, 1761. relié. 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm). Edition originale, peu courante. Pleine Basane marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en veau beige, et de tomaison en veau noir. Petits frottements, notamment aux coins. Un léger manque en coiffe de queue du tome I. Bon exemplaire. Excellent ouvrage et fort utile qui fut attribué à Raynal et à Voltaire et qui dresse l'ensemble des polémiques qui agita le monde des sciences et des lettres depuis Homère jusqu'au XVIIIe. On y retrouvera des portraits de Socrates et des lettres grecques, les poètes du XVIe, la querelle des Anciens et des Modernes, celle des encyclopédistes, des bouffons, de Gallillée, des Jésuites, de la Sorbonne, de Furetière, de Fontenelle, de Fénelon, d'Abailard, Racan, sur la poésie, le théâtre et l'éloquence... Une très utile table des matières permet de situer dans les 4 volumes les écrivains ou scientifiques, Marot, Louise Labbé ou Voltaire. L'histoire des écrits vue d'une autre manière, sous l'angle de la censure et des révolutions. Ex-libris : cachet de la bibliothèque de Monsieur Chevillard. - Chez Durand, A Paris _1761, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm), xvj, 361pp. (7) et (4) 441pp. (3) et (4) 316pp. (2) et (4) 326pp. (2), relié. - relié

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        L'AUGUSTA DUCALE BASILICA DELL'EVANGELISTA SAN MARCO NELL'INCLITA DOMINANTE DI VENEZIA. Colle notizie del suo innalzamento, sua architettura, musaici, reliquie e preziosità che in essa si contengono; arricchite di alcune annotazioni, e adornate di varie tavole in rame dissegnate da celebre Architetto ed incise da perito Artefice.

      Opera rara e magnifica (come giustamente la definisce in un suo catalogo l?editore Antonio Zatta), di certo uno dei più rappresentativi monumenti della stamperia veneziana del Settecento, grazie anche alle enormi tavole incise, realizzate dal celebre architetto Antonio Visentini, e incise dal padre scolopio Vincenzo Mariotti. Di questo libro a stampa di raffinata fattura, dedicato alla sua chiesa più bella, San Marco, offriamo soltanto lo straordinario apparato iconografico così composto: - frontespizio (cm. 74 x 51). - ritratto di Marco Foscarini, procuratore di San Marco (cui è dedicata l?opera), entro ricchissima cornice in cui figurano piccoli putti e il leone di S. Marco, coronata da figure allegoriche (cm. 74 x 51). - 8 grandi tavole numerate, così suddivise: Tav. I ?Pianta del Tempio Ducale di S. Marco?, cm. 77,8 x 53 (con piccoli restauri al solo margine). Tav. II ?Facciata Maggiore verso la Piazza Grande?, cm. 47,9 x 72,4. Tav. III ?Facciata del fianco a destra della Chiesa Ducale di S. Marco dirimpetto S. Bassa., cm. 47,7 x 71,8. Tav. IV-V ?Facciata del Fianco a Sinistra della Chiesa Ducale di S. Marco dirimpetto il Broglio, cm. 46,7 x 96,3 (con picc. manc. al marg. infer. che intacca una figura, qui sapientem. ricostituita, con ottimo restauro). Tav. VI-VII-VIII ?Profili delli tre Atri del Tempio?, cm. 46,4 x 95,7 (con manc. nella parte inferiore di cm.16x5, qui sapientemente ricostituita, con ottimo restauro). Tav. IX ?Regia Cappella della Ducal Basilica di S. Marco ove risiede il Serenissimo Doge nelle funzioni pubbliche?, cm. 72 x 48,2 (con picc. restauro al marg. bianco). Tav. X ?Profilo interiore di fronte del Tempio?, cm. 48,3 x 72,4. Tav. XI ?Profilo interiore per lungo del Tempio?, cm. 48,1 x 72 (con picc. restauri: per ang. inf. manc. e per manc. al marg. bianco, senza intaccare nessuna figg.). (Mancano l?antiporta e il testo di pp. (8),64, con descrizione della basilica e delle tavole). Cfr. Berlin Katalog, 2708 - Cicognara,3994 - Cicogna,4613: ?E? opera grandiosa specialmente per le tavole del celebre Visentini? - Morazzoni pp. 136-138: ? ecco una edizione da amatore.. Osiamo ripetere che questo è il volume più bello e rappresentativo della Libreria Zatta?. Uniamo il fac-simile dell?esempl. conservato presso la Biblioteca Marciana di Venezia (in dimensioni ridotte: cm. 48,5x33), pubblicato dal Banco S. Marco, 1991. A parte i difetti segnalati, esemplare ben conservato.

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        DI TITO LUCREZIO CARO. Della Natura Delle Cose, Libri VI. Tradotti da ALESSANDRO MARCHETTI. Tomo Primo + Tomo Secondo..

      In Londra., 1761. In Italian. 24+186+222+Index. 2 vol. Decorated gilt-edged full-leather binding. Gilt-ornamented. Marbeled endpapers. Contemporary bookmark/pressed plants. Engraved titlepages.. Translator Alessandro Marchetti, 1633 - 1714. He was a mathematitian, at the University of Pisa. This work was publisched after his death, and was considered as sensational, because of its matrealistic contents

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        Das brittische reich in America

      sammt dem eroberten Canada mit den wichtigen Inseln Gadaloupe, Martinique und ander See-Plätzen, oder: Kurzgefaßte Beschreibung der Englischen Pflanzstädte sammt ihrer Macht, Geschichte und Handlung in Nord-America. Nebst zuverlässiger Nachricht von denen Gränzstreitigkeiten und Kriege mit denen Franzosen, durch drey sauber illuminirte Landkarten aller Englischen Provinzen erläutert. 3. über die Hälfte vermehrter Druck. Sorau: Hebold, 1761. 2 vols. bound i one. With frontispiece depicting Quebec and 3 folden maps coloured in old hand. [pp.1-5] + 6 - 48 + [3] + 4 - 48 pp. Nice and clean copy bound in contemporary halfleather without title on spine. With a few small wormholes in margin not affecting the text.. 3rd. and largest German edition of "The British Empire in America". London 1708. (2nd edition from 1744 was translated by Theodor Arnold). The maps, which are made by Joh. George Schreiben in Leipzig, are depicting 1. North and South America including Canada and the southern part of Greenland. 2. The Eastern part of North - America from Florida in the south to Canada and from Louisiana to the Eastcoast. 3. The Caribbean Islands. No copies of this very rare book are known with a printed titlepage in vol. 2 which therefore starts with fol. A,2. "An extremely rare and valuable work relating to the end of the Seven Years War and the beginning of the British Impire in America." Lande pp. 264. Sabin 57156 and 57162

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        Insulae Islandiae...

      Udgivet i Nürnberg, dateret 1761. Kobberstik. 50 x 58 cm. Koloreret. - Med to folder i papiret, formentlig fremkommet ved trykningen.. Kortet bygger på opmålingsarbejder udført i begyndelsen af 1730erne af den norske militære landmåler Thomas Hans Henrik Knoff.Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724). Tysk geograf, forlægger og kobberstikker. Homann begyndte sin udgivervirksomhed i Nürnberg omkring år 1702, efter hans død blev firmaet videreført af sønnen Johann Christoph (1703-1730), derefter - frem til 1813 - blev kortene udgivet under navnet Homanns Arvinger. Firmaet regnes for at være det vigtigste tyske kortforlag i det 18. århundrede

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        Museum mazzuchellianum, seu numismata virorum doctrina praestantium, quae apud jo. mariam comitem mazzuchellum brixiae servantur... accedit versio italica studio equitis cosimi mei elaborata... venetiis, zatta, 1761-63.

      Due volumi in folio (cm. 39), pp. xxiv, 455 ; xxvi, 430. Antiporta allegorica, frontespizi con grande vignetta allegorica centrale (il primo in rosso e nero), ritratto dell'autore e 208 tavole incise che raffigurano medaglie. Testo su due colonne italiano-latino. Sono inoltre presenti numerose ed eleganti vignette, testate e finali. Solida legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena con punte e titoli impressi ai dorsi. Esemplare ben conservato. Celebre catalogo che descrive la vasta collezione di medaglie del conte Bresciano Giovanni Maria Mazzuchelli (1707-1765). Ciascuno dei personaggi raffigurati sulle medaglie è accompagnato dalla rispettiva biografia.

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        Istruzioni pratiche per l'ingegnero civile, o sia perito agrimensore, e perito d'acque... nuovamente ristampato col'aggiunta di molte cose utili... in venezia, recurti, 1761.

      Due parti in un volume di cm. 23,5, pp. xii, 303, 19 (1). Con complessive 37 belle tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con piccole punte e piatti ricoperti di bella carta dipinta. Tagli colorati. Titoli ms. al dorso e sguardie recenti. Un abile restauro all'angolo estremo di una tavola e qualche lieve fioritura dovuta al tipo di carta, peraltro esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dalla p. 275 un occhietto recita: Istruzione per la rinnovazione dei catasti... Le ultime 19 pagine inoltre portano proprio frontespizio e data (1758): Nuova dioptra monicometra da usarsi sopra la tavoletta pretoriana per misurare con precisione, e in un sol colpo, senza uopo di misuratore, e senza alcun calcolo, qualsivoglia distanza inaccessibile da misurarsi. L'edizione originale risale al 1748. Cfr. Riccardi (I, 15): ""Merita in quest'opera speciale menzione l'invenzione della dioptra monicometra, applicata alla tavoletta pretoriana...""; Graesse I, 52; Comolli III, 109 e IV, 239; Honeyman Collection n. 48.

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        Cosmologische Briefe über die Einrichtung des Weltbaues.

      Augspurg, Eberhard Kletts Wittib., 1761. Contemporary white-dyed sheepskin. Spine with a bit of surface wear, old hand-written paper-label to spine. XXVIII, 317 pp. A stamp inside front free end-paper. Light browning, scattered marginal brownspots, but in general a fine copy. A few leaves in "Vorrede" misbound.. The scarce first edition of Lambert's sensational "Cosmological Letters", his most important astronomical work, in which he to a large extent fore-shadowed the documentation of the basic features of the universe that Hershel later carried out.The work became very popular and was translated into French, Russian, and English, and it was later re-written and published as "Systeme du Monde" in Berlin, 1770. "Of special interest among Lambert's astronomical writings - apart from applications of his physical doctrines - are his famous Cosmologische Briefe über die Einrichtung des Weltbaues" (Augsburg, 1761).Not familiar with the similar ideas of Thomas Wright (1750) and with Kant's "Allgemeine Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels" (1755), Lambert had the idea that what appears as the Milky Way might be the visual effect of a lens-shaped universe. On this basis he elaborated a theory according to which the thousand of stars surrounding the sun constituted a system. Moreover he considered the Milky Way as a large number of such systems, that is, a system of higher order...; the "Cosmologische Briefe was a great sensation and was translated into French, Russian, and English. Only when William Hershel systematically examined the heavens telescopically and discovered numerous nebulae and "telescopic milky-ways" did it become obvious that Lambert's description was not mere science fiction but to a large extent a bold vision of the basic features of the universe" (Scriba in D.S.B. VII:598). Kant's mentor (Martin Knutzen) died in 1755, three years before the pre-critical project unfolded. But Kant still had the chance of meeting kindred spirits. One of these was the great philosopher and mathematician Johann Heinrich Lambert, whom he admired a great deal. Finally he had encountered a thinker who appreciated both the scientific and metaphysical perspective, who worried about their tensions, and who was searching for a truce. In his "Cosmologische Briefe..." (Cosmological Letters on the establishment of the universe), Lambert worked on the same topic as Kant had worked on in his earlier Universal Natural History. The tasks and results of both works resemble each other, in so far as they were both proposals of integrating Newtonian physics into a larger framework, and they both contained a theory of the dynamic constitution of the universe. Furthermore, as Kant's scientific works should be viewed under the perspective of his general philosophical outlook, so must Lambert's work in physics and astronomy be seen in relation to his general philosophical outlook and his perpetual quest for introducing mathematical exactness into the sciences. "Lambert's efforts to improve communication and collaboration in astronomy were noteworthy. He promoted the publication of astronomical journals and founded "Berliner astronomisches Jahrbuch oder Ephemeriden". Many of the articles that he contributed to it were not published until after his death... He also favored the founding of the Berlin observatory. These suggestions, in line with Leibniz' far-reaching plans for international cooperation of scientific societies, inaugurated a new period of scientific teamwork." (D.S.B., VII:598)

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        Reise nach Palästina in den Jahren von 1749 bis 1752. Auf Befehl ihro Majestät der Königinn von Schweden herausgegeben von Carl Linnäus.

      Aus dem Schwedischen. Leipzig, J. G. I. Breitkopf, 1761. 8:o. (18),606 s. Trevligt samtida marmorerat skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett och röda snitt. Ryggskinnet ngt nött upptill. Pärmarna ngt bågnade. En del små fläckar på övre snittet. Bra inlaga med enstaka lager- och rostfläckar. En del mindre nagg och småhål i yttermarginalen från s. 601 till slutet. Med en gammal stpl från Aalborg skole och Eivind Hasslers exlibris och diskreta namnteckning.. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 3581. Krok Svensk botanisk litteratur 3, noten. Titelbladet anger förlagsort och förläggaruppgifter till "Rostock, verlegts Johann Christian Koppe, 1762". Översättning av Hasselquists "Iter palæstinum eller resa til heliga landet" som utkom på svenska 1757. För översättningen till tyska stod den svensk-tyska ämbetsmannen Thomas Heinrich Gadebusch som också undertecknat den tryckta dedikationen till Lovisa Ulrika. Översattes även till engelska, franska och holländska. Med ett förord av Linné. Linnélärjungen Hasselquists reseberättelse innehåller bl.a. utförliga botaniska och zoologiska beskrivningar. Sten Lindroth berömmer Hasselquist stil och kallar honom "ett utmärkt vittne när det gäller folkliv, seder och religiösa ceremonier hos dessa nationer under turkisk överhöghet, där raser och religioner trängdes med varandra."

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        Das grosse Welt-betrügende Nichts oder die heutige Hexerey und Zauberkunst. In zween Büchern von Ardoino Ubbidente dell`Osa entworfen

      4 Bll., 600 S. Pappband d. Zt. Hayn-Got. III, 247; ADB LV, 620; vgl. Kat. Hexen im dt. Südwesten S. 100. - Erste Ausgabe, erschien 1766 auch unter dem Titel "Die Nichtigkeit der Hexerey". Bedeutende aufklärerische Schrift, im Kern eine Übersetzung von Maffeis beiden Traktaten gegen die Hexerei. Eine der Hauptquellen der Rede des Theatiners Sterzinger, durch die 1766 der "Bayerische Hexenkrieg" ausgelöst wurde. Zum bewegten Leben des Augustinereremiten Jordan Simon (gestorben als Professor in Prag 1776) vgl. ADB. - Beigebunden 2 gefaltete Kupfertafeln aus einem anderen Werk, die auf Luther zurückgehende Schmähbilder gegen den Papst zeigen. - Bestoßen. Tlw. stockfleckig oder gebräunt, Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk (Bibliothek Löwenburg).

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        Atlas Méthodique et Elémentaire de Géographie et d'Histoire. Dedié a Monsieur le President Hénault (and) Atlas Historique et Geographique. (Together 3 vols.).

      Paris, l'Auteur & Desnos (vol. I), Chec l'Auteur (vol. 2-3), 1761-62. Folio. (34x28,5 cm.). 3 cont. hcalf. Backs worn, tears to spine ends, hinges weakening, corners bumped. Vol.I: 57 double-folio leaves, all engraved including engraved ornamental title in rococo-style (leaves numb. 1-57). - Vol. II: 70 double-folio leaves, all engraved including double-page engraved title (different from the title in vol. 1) + Table des Matieres. - Vol. III: 60 double-folio leaves, all engraved including double-page engraved title (the same as in vol. II) + Table des Matieres (numb. 71-130). With in all 119 handcoloured engraved maps and astronomical plates. Further 68 other plates with tables, text etc. All maps and illustrations having engraved text on both sides. On good thick paper. A few brownspots, some dampstains mainly marginal, 2 plates with small tears, no loss.. First edition of this atlas, which could be called an Atlas-series, as the different part were sold separately, thus the first volume, having its own title, deals with the historical development of cosmography, geology, astronomy, oceanography, winds, streams etc. and illustrates this in a series of impressive pictures with globes, spheres, continents, world-systems etc.etc. Having many maps of the continents, globe-projections etc. - Volume 2-3 deals mainly with historical geography and mapping, having 84 handcoloured maps. Another volume was issued dealing with contemporary geography, this is not present here. A fitth volume was announced, but is unknown to the bibliographies. - Phillips No. 628. - Shirley: T-buy 1a-2a

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        Della natura delle cose. libri sei. tradotti in verso sciolto da alessandro marchetti... col testo latino a fronte. si aggiunge l'anti-lucrezio del card. di polignac tradotto da d. francesco maria ricci. in lausanna, a spese di domenico deregni, 1761.

      Due volumi di cm. 22, pp. (4) 279 (1); (2) 352. Frontespizi incisi con vignetta centrale ed antiporta figurata al primo volume. Leg. del tempo in cart. ricoperto da carta decorata e con titoli a stampa su etichette ai dorsi. Etichette private di possesso. Bell'esemplare, marginoso (in barbe) ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara edizione impressa a Losanna contemporaneamente alla contraffazione di Grasset (citata da Gamba). Sconosciuta alle principali bibliografie.

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        (von).

      En swensk ingenieur-corps uti fäldt med dess tilhörige sysslor. Greifswald, A. F. Röse, 1761. 8:o. (8),96,(8) s. Häftad i samtida gråpappomslag med en handskriven titeltext på den delvis defekta ryggen. Ren och fin inlaga. Från Trolleholm.. Med en tryckt dedikation till chefen för den svenska armén i Pommern Jacob Albrecht von Lantingshausen. Arbin hade redan 1756 ansökt om adelskap och hoppades uppnå detta som belöning för ingenjörskårsinstruktionen. "Vid den tidens ställning i rikets allmänna ärenden" måste han emellertid nöja sig med ett kejserligt romerskt riksadelskap, som Lantingshausen utverkade åt honom, och först följande år, 1762, vann han den åtrådda utmärkelsen

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        Dissertazioni storiche e critiche sopra la cavalleria antica e moderna secolare e regolare con note, e molte figure in rame... da un religioso dello stess'ordine dal franzese tradotte. in brescia, giammaria rizzardi, 1761.

      Cm. 27, pp. xxiv, 480. Bel ritratto del nobile bresciano Vincenzo Gaifani all'antiporta (Cagnoni delin.), capolettera, finalini, testate di grande bellezza e 12 tavole fuori testo, il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Legatura strettamente coeva in cartonato alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Un timbro araldico privato di possesso ripetuto. Esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Le tavole raffigurano Costantino Magno, il Gran Maestro dell'Ordine di San Martino, una figura in bronzo e 81 specie di collane e decorazioni dei vari ordini cavallereschi. Opera bella ed erudita su tutto ciò che concerne la cavalleria scritta dal carmelitano scalzo di Limoges Onorato da Santa Maria (al secolo Balise Vauzelle, 1651-1729). Stampa molto elegante come era nello stile del Rizzardi il quale, nel '700, con G. Battista Rossini, riportò in auge l'arte tipografica a Brescia.

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        Abbildungen der Pflanzen, welche in den Königreichen Dännemark und Norwegen, in den Herzogthümern Schleswig und Holstein, und in den Grafschaften Oldenburg und Delmenhorst wild wachsen: zu Erläuterung des unter dem Titel FLORA DANICA, auf Königl. Befehl veranstalteten Werks von diesen Pflanzen, herausgegeben von Georg Christian Oeder (und Otho Friderich Müller). 1.-5. Band (Tomus I-V, = Fasc. 1-15).

      Kopenhagen (Copenhagen), Nicolaus Möller, (1761) 1766-82. Folio. (37,5x25,5 cm.). Bound in five beautiful contemporary uniform full mottled calf w. six raised bands, creating seven compartments, which are profusely gilt. Leather title-labels reading "FLORA DANICA" All edges marbled. Capitals of 2 volumes w. a few minor tears, corners a bit bumped, otherwise very well-kept. Each volume w. title-page in red and black (the third volume has the Latin title-page: "Icones Plantarum", though). Half-titles and text-leaves w. the plant-names of each fascicle (15) and all 900 engraved plates in exquisite, uniform original hand-colouring. 14 plates are folded because of the size (a few of these w. a small tear and a few are a bit shaved). Internally a practically mint copy, in which all of the plates for all five volumes are printed on handmade paper w. the water-mark "J. Haring og Zonen"; also w. the tissue-guard for each plate has this water-mark (this fine paper is characteristic for the first volumes of the work, the later volumes are printed on less good paper). Volumes 1-4 have the super ex-libris of the German natural scientist August Zorn on the inside of front boards and a little circular stamp on verso of Title-pages.. This is the original printing of the first 5 volumes of the greatest illustrated work in Danish book-production, and the largest Flora ever produced. The Flora Danica ranks among the finest floras ever compiled. The earlier plates, in particular, are extremely delicately engraved and beautifully coloured; the later fascicles and volumes, however, were printed on an unattractive type of paper, and the colouring gradually deteriorated. The colouring in this copy of the first 900 plates is of the highest uniform quality throughout, and must be seen as superior in quality in comparison to an average copy, as these often show variation in the colouring. The work became the model for the most prestigious 18th century luxury dinner service in production today, bearing the same name "Flora Danica" and produced by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory. The decorations on the porcelain are copied from the engraved plates. - Sitwell, Great Flower Books, p. 124 - Nissen: 2249 - Hunt: 594 - Pritzel: 6799

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