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        Le petit atlas maritime. Tome IV. Contenant L´Europe et les divers etats qu´elle renferme Excepté la France.

      [Paris, 1764]. (8) p. + 128 copper-engraved and handcoloured maps. Original full calf binding, marbelled interior boards. Red edges. 33 X 24,5 cm. Stamp on title page: "Bergsskolans bibliotek". Occasional slight stains and minor foxing.. Volume 4 of totally 5 volumes

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        Collection of 138 arrests and memoires, of which 76 concern Louis Dominique Bourguignon, called Cartouche

      1676-1764. No Dust Jacket. Crime and Punishment during the Ancien Regime [Cartouche, Louis Dominique Bourguignon (1693-1721).] Collection of 76 official court records relating to the arrests, trials, sentences and executions of Cartouche and members of his criminal gang. Various places and publishers, 1721-22. With: 62 documents, including official arrest and sentencing records, relating to crimes committed in France in the 17th and 18th centuries. Various places and publishers, 1676, 1716 and 1727-64. 138 documents in total. Various sizes (mostly 4to). 247 x 177 mm. Bound together in one volume, 18th cent. mottled calf, gilt spine, leather label, light wear. Minor foxing, a few leaves repaired, but overall fine. Manuscript notations on a few leaves. Manuscript label reading "Ex libris C. T. Noel du Payrat" on front pastedown, referring either to French jurist Pierre Theodore No? du Payrat (1761-1832) or a member of his family; see below. An extraordinary collection of 17th and 18th century French legal documents and other papers on specific crimes committed in France during this period. Over half the documents relate to the arrests, trials and punishments of Louis Dominique Bourguignon, called Cartouche, and his notorious "Cours des Miracles" gang of criminals. One of France's most famous outlaws, Cartouche has been portrayed (and romanticized) in countless stories, plays, songs and films, including the 1962 film "Cartouche," starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Claudia Cardinale. His crimes and those of his followers are exhaustively detailed in this collection, which consists chiefly of documents issued by the Cour de Parlement de Paris, the ancien regime's primary legislative and judicial body. Cartouche was the son of a wine merchant. After expulsion from school, he became the head of a gang in Normandy, then served for a time as a police informant before joining the army. Upon leaving the army, Cartouche and some of his fellow soldiers formed a new criminal gang, headquartered in the Cours des Miracles, a notorious Parisian slum. The Cours des Miracles gang, which appears to have had over one hundred members (both male and female), was an early example of organized crime in France: Cartouche had himself elected leader, and punished challenges to his authority with death. Members of Cartouche's gang terrorized the city with almost daily robberies and murders; they were especially feared for their attacks on carriages traveling from Versailles to Paris. Betrayed by one of his accomplices, Cartouche was arrested on January 6, 1721 and thrown into prison. Believing that his gang would rescue him, he at first refused to divulge any information to the authorities, even when subjected to the question extraordinaire, a particularly brutal form of judicial torture. Cartouche was scheduled to be executed on November 27, 1721, and hoped for rescue up until the last minute; however, when he finally realized his gang had broken faith with him, he begged the officiating priest for a reprieve so that he, in turn, could betray his former associates. On November 28, after making his confession, Cartouche was broken on the wheel (rompu vif), the standard execution for robbers and brigands in 18th-century France. Document no. 6 in our collection, dated November 26, 1721, records the death sentence given to Cartouche and seven of his associates by the Cour de Parlement de Paris. After Cartouche's execution, most of the remaining Cours des Miracles gang members were arrested and tried for their crimes, which included murder, armed robbery, breaking and entering, stealing from churches and royal residences, receiving stolen goods, and harboring other criminals. These proceedings, which took place at the Cour de Parlement de Paris in the summer and fall of 1722, are recorded in documents 8-86 in our list (except for documents 12, 15, 62 & 85). The sentences included hanging, being burned alive, the wheel, branding, whipping, the stocks, banishment and the galleys. Of the remaining documents in this collection, the most interesting are a defense of the notorious Marquise de Brinvilliers (no. 1), executed in 1676 for poisoning her family; the arrest records of Robert-Francois Damiens (no. 130), drawn and quartered in 1757 for attempting to stab Louis XV, and of Damiens's family (no. 131), arrested and punished for their association with him; and a record of the judgment against the famous French smuggler and bandit Louis Mandrin (no. 122). The remaining documents record arrests and punishments for diverse crimes, including theft, pimping, infanticide, fraud, heresy, and refusing a dying person the last rites. This remarkable collection on crime may have been assembled by Pierre Theodore No?du Payrat, seigneur de Razat (1761-1832), jurist, King's counsel, acting procurer general of the Parlement of Paris, delegate from the Dordogne to the ?ats generaux in 1789, and member of the Council of Five Hundred. No?de Peyrat's descendants still maintain the Chateau de Razat and its important library of books on jurisprudence. A complete listing of the items in this collection can be on our website under the Rare Book tab.

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        Oeuvres philosophiques.

      I-III. Amsterdam, 1764. 12:o. 62,(9,1 blank),1-230,(4,4 blanka) + 326 + 108 s. Två volymer i samtida gröna pappomslag med handskrivna titeletiketter. Oskurna och delvis ouppskurna. Ryggarna ngt blekta. Band II med obetydligt maskangrepp i frampärmens innerfals. Mycket liten pappersförlust i övre marginalen på s. 219 i del I och en liten reva upptill på s. 93 i del III. Charmigt ex. med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Stoddard Julien Offray de La Mettrie. A bibliographical inventory (2000) 65. I denna utgåva av La Mettries filosofiska arbeten ingår bl.a. "L'homme machine" och "Traité de l'ame"

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Lectures on Quaternions: Containing a Systematic Statement of a New Mathematical Method.Dublin: Hodges & Smith, 1853. First edition.

      Presentation copy of "this important work [which] embodies the author's invention of quaternions, 'giving him the right to rank in originality and insight with Diophantus, Descartes, and La Grange' (R.E. Anderson [in Dictionary of National Biography])." (Sotheran I, 1764). Quaternions are a linear algebra of rotations in space of three dimensions, and were "the first non-commutative number system to be investigated in detail, and Hamilton's discovery that a consistent and useful system of algebra could be constructed without obedience to the commutative law of multiplication was comparable in importance to the invention of non-Euclidean geometry. Quaternions led to vector analysis, and were eventually superseded by the latter, which has become of the greatest importance in mathematical physics and was developed by G.F.B. Riemann and E.B. Christoffel into tensor analysis. This made possible the creation of the theory of relativity." (Printing and the Mind of Man). PMM 334; Norman 985; Honeyman 1601.. 8vo: 222 x 143 mm. Original plum blind-stamped cloth (faded, lightly worn). Provenance: Presentation inscription from the author on title: (recipients name cut away) "/ from the author./ Observatory, September 4th, 1862.". To Hamilton's title LL.D. he has added "Dub. and Camb.". Inscription to the half title: "To Captain Kidd / Complements of / The Askalon / Oct. 1862.". Pp. LXXII, 64, 736, (2:errata). Numerous text diagrams. Internally fine and clean throughout. In all a very fine copy of this "very scarce" (Sotheran, 1921) work

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        Svea rikes ridderskaps och adels wapn bok, i koppar-stick.

      Stockholm, Lars Salvius, (1764). Folio. (16) s.+ 5,+ 12,+ 65 grav. planscher,+ 26,+ 4 s. Sammanbunden med: (CARLSKIÖLD, Pehr.) Swea rikes ridderskaps [...]. Tryckt i Stockholm, 1781. Folio. (4) s.+ 2 grav. planscher,+ (6, blanka),+ (2) s.+ 4 grav. planscher,+ (10, blanka),+ 1 grav. plansch [tilläggning],+ (2) s.+ 8 grav. planscher,+ (5, blanka),+ 1 grav. plansch [tilläggning],+ (2),+ 22 s. Saknar graverat titelblad. Genomgående fläckig och med revor och små lagningar. Det tryckta titelbladet lagat i nederkant, planscherna med revor i nederkant, enstaka bläckfläckar och småfläckar, plansch tre riven med liten bildförlust i bild nummer 70, Putbus, och plansch 65 med spår av en extra inklistrad bild. Nött samtida hfrbd, rygg med upphöjda bind och röd titeletikett, med texten bortnött. Initialerna "S.C.J" i guld på ryggen. Med Ludwig W:son Munthes exlibris. Warmholtz 6965. De graverade planscherna av E. Geringius och C. Bergqvist. Första upplagan av Pehr Carlskiölds vapenbok, kompletterad med de planscher som tillkom eller ändrades i och med 1781-års upplaga. Carlskiölds vapenbok trycktes om ända till 1872. Den ersattes sedermera med Stiernstedt och Klingspors vapenbok

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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers. 2 Tomes.

      Amsterdam, 1764. 8vo. Two very nice cont. uniform red hcalfs; gilt backs w. gilt black leather title-labels. All edges uncut. Minor repairs to upper part of back of vol. one. In very good condition. Some of the text-leaves of the last section of the second volumes are evenly browned, and a few of the last leaves are professionally repaired, otherwise only occasional brownspotting to a few leaves. Nicely printed on good paper. Richly and beautifully illustrated w. the engr. portrait of La Fontaine, engr. frontisp. in both volumes, engr. title-vignettes, engr. preliminary vignette-leaves, 77 full-page engr. plates and 63 engr. text-vignettes. I.e. in all 80 engr. plates, 67 engr. vignettes and two woodcut vignettes (in the table of contents).. This rare and very beautiful Amsterdam edition is printed two years after the monumental first edition from Paris, which was commissioned by Ferniers Géneraux, and which is very scarce and sought after. This is the most beautiful and well-executed of the re-impressions (Paris, 1762 (-without vignettes), Amsterdam, 1764 and London, 1764). -"Celle d'Amsterdam, 1764, 2 vol. in-8. fig. copiées sur celles de l'édition de 1762, est assez belle..." (Brunet III:760). The illustrations of this edition are excellent and copied from the beautiful first edition; many of them are engraved and signed by C. Boily, and all are after Eisen. Most of the vignettes are after Choffard. The portrait of La Fontaine is engraved by Macret after Ficquet. "Cette imitation de l'édition des fermiers généraux est assez jolie. Le portrait de La Fontaine est tantôt gravé par Savaret, et tantôt par Macret, suivant les exemplaires." (Cohen, p. 310).The illustrations of this work are considered Eisen's main work, the book is considered one of the greatest works of rococo book-illustration, and it has greatly inspired later tradition in this field

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        Geschichte der Kunst des Altertums.

      1-2. Dresden, Walterischen Hof-Buchhandlung, 1764. 4to. III-LII,+ 312; 313-431,+ (31) pp. With 2 engr. vignettes and 22 engravings in the text. Minor foxing. Bound together with: WINCKELMANN, Johann Joachim. Anmerkungen über die Geschichte des Alterthums. 1-2. Dresden, Walterischen Hof-Buchhandlung, 1767. 4to. (6),+ XVI,+ (6),+ 84; (2),+ 85-127,+ (13) pp. Foxing. Worn contermporary half calf, gilt spine with raised band and labels, marbled edges. One label rubbed. Traces of a removed book plate. Vinet 1255. Ruppert p. 16. PMM 210. First edition. The first leaf (2R1) to part two is cancelled (as usual) and replaced by the title-leaf. The titel leaf to part two was printed together with the preliminaries to part one. Första upplagan av Winckelmanns huvudverk och ett av de viktigare konsthistoriska arbetena överhuvudtaget. Titelbladet till del två trycktes tillsammans med preliminärbladen till del ett och något smutstitelblad till del ett finns alltså inte. Första bladet (2R1) till del två är kancellerat som vanligt och ersatt med titelbladet

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        Direzioni a' giovani studenti nel disegno dell'architettura civile, nell'accademia clementina dell'istituto delle scienze... insieme a: direzioni della prospettiva teorica corrispondenti a quelle dell'architettura... in bologna, lelio dalla volpe, 1764-1753.

      Due volumi di cm. 18,7, pp. 144; 143 (1). Con 75 + 56 tavole fuori testo, molte delle quali ripiegate. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a piccoli nervi con fregi e titoli in oro su tasselli. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Mancante però al secondo volume di due tavole numerate 46 e 49. Sono invece presenti le tavole bis nn. 13 e 44.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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