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         Besondere Müntzen welche so wohl auf Gelehrte Gesellschafften nemlich Universitäten, Societäten, Seminaria und Gymnasia, als auch auf gelehrte Leute, nemlich Theologos, Jure-Consultos, Medicos und Philosophos, sonderlich auf den theuren D. Martin Luthern, nach Junckers herausgegebenen güldenen und silbernen Ehren-Gedächtniß desselben gepräget worden.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig Michael Blochberger 1739 - Mit 10 Kupferstich-Tafeln, gestochen von Brühl, mit zusammen 28 Münzdarstellungen. 10 nn. Bl., 830, 128 S., 20 nn. Bl. - Angebunden: Ders.: Anmerckungen von der Baumanns-Höhle wie er sie selbst Anno 1734. den 21. May befunden . 4. weit vermehrte Auflage. Nordhausen, Johann Heinrich Groß 1745. 78 S., 1 nn. Bl. 17,5 x 11 cm. Moderner Halblederband mit Buntpapierbezug und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. (107). Erste Ausgabe. - Umfassendes münzkundliches Werk des Nordhäuser Theologen und Historikers Friedrich Christian Lesser (1692-1754). - Wie stets, einige Paginierungsfehler, aber komplett. - Das seltene, angebundene Werk über die Harzer Baumannshöhle beantwortet die Fragen: I.) Woher das Tropf-Stein-Wasser komme, und wie es zu gehe, daß es zu Stein werde? II.) Warum die Lichter in den Höhlen nicht gerne brennen, sondern leicht ausgehen? III.) Warum ein Ruf, oder losgeschossene Pistole, einen ungemein starcken Schall darin mache? - Schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Regni Davidici et Salomonaei descriptio geographica et historica,

      1739 1739 - una cum delineatione Syriae et Ægypti pro statu temporum sub Seleucidis et Lagidis regibus mappis luculentis exhibita, et probationibus Idoneis instructa. Juncta est huis operi consideratio urbium maximarum veterum et recentiorum, ac operum quorundam apud antiquos celebrium. De magnitudine comparata et determinata urbium, quae propter ipsam magnitudinem celebres habentur potissimum in antiquitate itemque nostris temporibus inquisitio, juncta consideratione quorundam operum veterum ex magnificentissimis. Norimbergae: prostat in officina Homanniana, typis Joh. Henr. Gottfr. Bielingii, 1739. 2 vols. With 6 large folded copper-engraved maps handcoloured in outline + 14 plates (3 folded) of which 13 are coloured by hand, all after designs by Hasius. With engraved vignettes. Title-page printed in red and black. Folio. [4] pp. + 320 column pages + 2 leaves; 132 column pages + 1 leaf. Clean and well-preserved copy bound in one contemporary full leatherbinding richly gilt on spine. One leaf nicely restored in upper corner. * Johann Matthias (Matyhias) Hase (Haas, Haase) (Latinized as Johannes Hasius) was a German mathematician, astronomer, and well-known cartographer. This work is a beautiful book on the historical topography of the Holy Land and its surrounding regions, including Greece, Turkey and Cyprus to Egypt, Syria, up to the Caspian Sea. It contains 6 large, fine historical maps showing the region from the reign of David and Salomon [10th century BC] through that of Herod [end of 1st century BC]. The second part contains descriptions and plans of the most important cities in the world, including Beijing, Kyoto, St. Petersburg, Alexandria, Su-Tscheu, Lima, Rome, Paris, London, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Statute-Law Common-Plac'd: Or, A General Table to the Statutes..

      1739. Notably Well-Preserved Digest of Statute Law for Laymen by the Prolific Giles Jacob Jacob, Giles [1686-1744]. The Statute-Law Common-Plac'd: Or, A General Tale to the Statutes. Containing the Purport and Effect of All the Acts of Parliament in Force from Magna Charta down to the Reign of King George II. In a Method Perfectly New and Regular; With the Numerous Proviso's and Additional Clauses Inserted Under Their Proper Titles. The Whole Very Useful to Counsellors, Attornies, Solicitors, Justices of the Peace, Mayors, Sheriffs, Coroners, Clergymen, Merchants, and All Trading Persons. With Large Additions, Continued in One Volume, To the Twelfth Year of King George II. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling for H. Lintot, 1739. [xi], v, 409, [7] pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges. A few tiny nicks, front joint just (barely) starting at head, corners bumped, hinges cracked. Light toning to text, slightly heavier in places, brief early annotations in a few places. A notably well-preserved copy. $500. * Fourth edition. A systematic alphabetically arranged digest of statutes for laymen concerning a wide array of topics, including bail, bankrupts, baron and feme, courts, dower, gaming, oaths and witchcraft. First published in 1719, the fifth and final edition of this book appeared in 1748. Probably the most prolific and versatile legal writer of his day, Jacob produced several titles for non-professional readers, such as The Common Law Common-Placed (1726) and Every Man His Own Lawyer (1736). Though he was certainly interested in boosting sales by attracting the widest audience possible, Jacob was an idealist who believed that widespread knowledge of the law would help create a more just society. English Short-Title Catalogue T137468.

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         The Trial of the Notorious Highwayman Richard Turpin, at York assizes, on the 22d day of March, 1739, before the Hon. Sir William Chapple, Knt. Judge of Assize, and one of His Majesty?s Justices of the Court of King?s Bench. Taken down in court by Mr. Thomas Kyll, Professor of Short-Hand. To which is prefix?d, an exact account of the said Turpin, from his first coming into Yorkshire, to the time of his being committed prisoner to York Castle; communicated by Mr. Appleton of Beverly, Clerk of the Peace for the East-Riding of the said County. With a copy of a letter which Turpin received from his father, while under sentence of death. To which is added, his behaviour at the place of execution, on Saturday the 7th of April, 1739. Together with

      York: printed by Ward and Chandler. 1739 - vii, [2], 4-25, [1]p. 8vo. A little light browning, original stab holes visible. Bound in early 20th century half calf, marbled boards. Armorial bookplate of Moncure Biddle. ESTC T112935, BL, St Andrews, York Minster, Edinburgh, Kesteven County Library; Folger, UCLA, Texas. The FIRST EDITION of the celebrated trial of the most famous highwayman in English history. Ward and Chandler published five editions in York in 1739. All are rare and library records (ESTC, COPAC and OCLC) only locate 23 copies in total. They were provincially produced to satisfy the demands by the public following the trial and execution and were probably literally read to pieces. The records of William Bowyer show two impressions of ?1/2 sheet C? of ?Turpin?s Tryal? printed for Ward & Chandler, entered at 19 April 1739, one of 1000 copies, the other of 500 copies; one of these impressions may be part of this edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Specimen variae literaturae quae in urbe Brixia ejusque ditione Paulo post typographiae incunabula florebat...

      Rizzardi, 1739. Due parti legate in un volume di cm. 27,5, pp. (12) 172; (16) 348. Bella vignetta incisa a ciascun frontespizio con veduta della città di Brescia. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Una firma di possesso anticamente depennata alla base del frontespizio. Edizione originale di quest'interessante raccolta di studi bibliografici che comprendono trascrizioni di prefazioni di libri stampati a Brescia nel XV e XVI secolo. Quirini occupò la carica di bibliotecario al Vaticano. Bella vignetta incisa ai due frontespizi.

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         Ricciardetto di Niccolo Carteromaco

      A spese di Francesco Pitteri Libraio Viniziano, In Parigi [recte, Venezia] 1739 - 2 volumi in 1 in-4 (280x205 mm.), pp. XXXVI, 420; (2), 412. Legatura in piena pelle marezzata, piatti incorniciati da triplice ordine di filetti in oro, dorso a nervi con scomparti decorati in oro, autore, titolo e dati editoriali incisi in oro su duplice tassello in marocchino rosso. Tagli dorati. Prima edizione, riccamente ilustrata da Zucchi, Cattini, Pitteri, Monaco e la sola integra nel testo, più volte mutilato in seguito. Lussuoso esemplare, nitidamente impresso: Provenienza: raccolta W. Beckford (con autografo "Duke of Grafton 1781" al frontespizio). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Hacquet's mineralogisch-botanische Lustreise von dem Berg Terglou in Krain, zu dem Berg Glockner in Tyrol, im Jahr 1779 und 81.

      Abbildungen 4 Kupfertafeln Einband berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Randläsuren, Rücken leicht eingerissen ca. 1 cm und mit Fehlstelle ca. 2 cm. Durchgestrichene Namenseinträge und Bibliotheksstempel auf Titelblatt teils mit Tinte durchgestrichen mit Abklatsch auf der nächsten Seite. Papier trotz des alters nur wenig gebräunt. Vier sehr gut erhaltene Falttafeln im Anhang, Kupferdrucke jeweils ca. 26 x 21 cm. Belsazar Hacquet de la Motte (1739-1815) war Mediziner, Naturwissenschaftler, Botanist und Alpinist. Seine Reiseschreibungen machten ihn zu einem Vorkämpfer der Alpinistik.

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         Antique Master Print-ITALIAN HUNT-DEER-HORSEBACK-FALCONRY-Le Bas-Wouwermans-1739

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'La Chasse a l'Italienne.' - (The Italian Hunt.) A landscape with riders and pikemen hunting deer. A moorish boy leads a dog. A female rider is holding a falcon. Etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: Published in Paris by Genty. Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Le Bas' after 'Philippe Wouwermans'. Jacques Philippe Le Bas or Lebas (1707 -1783) was a French engraver. Le Bas was engraver to the Cabinet du roi and successfully produced engravings after several paintings by different artists. His oeuvre amounts to more than 500 works, including many large portraits after Vernet, and several works after van de Velde, Parrocel, Berchem, Ruysdael, Watteau, Oudry and Lancret. Philips Wouwerman (1619-1668) was a Dutch painter of landscapes, hunting and battle scenes. Condition: Very good, given age. Some small stains and light soiling in the margins. A small nick in the top margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-P3-18 The overall size is ca. 28.9 x 21.8 inch. The image size is ca. 23.5 x 15.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 73.4 x 55.3 cm. The image size is ca. 59.8 x 40.5 cm.

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         Orationes et Fragmenta.Graece et Latine. Ad fidem Codd. Manuscriptorem recensuit, [...]

      2 vols. in 1, 4to., pp. [viii], xc, 528, [ii], 431-722, [xxvi] (with errors in pagination as usual). Greek and Latin. Leaf Fff4 (ie. pp.415-6) in this copy is the cancelland, showing the original number '39' in the first line of text. A few large, engraved head-pieces, occasional woodcut decorations. Two preliminary blanks a little loose at tail edge, first few leaves slightly creased. Contemporary vellum, raised bands and inked title to spine, all edges coloured red, marbled endpapers. Upper board a bit bowed, a little grubby. A very good, large paper copy.One of only 100 copies printed on large paper. According to Bowyer's records, 300 copies were printed on Genoa demy, 75 on royal, and 25 on writing royal. "Beautifully and correctly printed by the celebrated Bowyer. This is an incomparable edition, and hardly exceeded by any which this country can boast of" (Dibdin).

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         The Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle. Volume IX. January to December 1739

      Edward Cave, London 1739 - ii, 699pp, [xvii]. 1 b/w fold-out map. Bayntun-Coward binding. Proceedings and Debates in the Senate of Lilliput. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Baynton-Coward binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off Grey hardback quarter-leather cover with marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Historische Beschreibung des alten Frauen-Klosters Himmelcron in dem Marggrafenthum Brandenburg-Culmbach nebst einer ausführlichen Lebens-Beschreibung des weil. Durchlauchtigsten Fürsten und Herrn; Herrn Georg Friedrich Karl, Marggrafens zu Brandenburg-Culmbach. Dessen hochfürstliche Gebeine in demselben ohnlängst beygesetzt worden, und einem Anhang von den andern ehemaligen Frauen-Clöstern dieses Marggrafthums, zu Hof, Frauen-Aurach und Birckenfeld, wie auch dem von weil. Churfürst Friederich II. zu Brandenburg gestiffteten Schwanen-Orden unser lieben Frauen auf dem Berg bey Alt Brandenburg

      Bayreuth : Im Verlag des Waysenhaußes, 1739 - 175 S. Buch in altersgemäß sehr guter Erhaltung, Einband mit altersgemäßen Gebrauchsspuren, Seiten hell und sauber, Einbandinnendeckel und Vorsatzblatt mit handschriflt. Eintrag. Johann Ernst Teichmann (* 25. Juli 1694 in Bayreuth; † 1746 in Stammbach) war evangelischer Pfarrer und Historiker. Johann Ernst Teichmann, Sohn eines markgraflichen Hofriemers, besuchte das Gymnasium Christian-Ernestinum seiner Geburtsstadt Bayreuth und später die Fürstenschule Heilsbronn. Er studierte Theologie an der Universität Wittenberg und der Universität Altdorf. Er wurde 1720 Pfarrer in Haag und 1725 in Stammbach, wo er bis zu seinem Lebensende wirkte. Sein Vorgänger als Stammbacher Pfarrer war Georg Friedrich Eck in den Jahren 1697 bis 1725, ab 1785 ist Christoph Heinrich Schlenk als Nachfolger bekannt. Überliefert sind von Teichmann Werke der Dichtkunst, eine erste Chronik von Stammbach und eine Beschreibung des Klosters Himmelkron. Die Chronik erwies sich als fehlerhaft, wertvoll sind allerdings Teichmanns Beschreibungen aus seiner eigenen Zeit. Für das Kloster Himmelkron schrieb er neben einer umfassenden Chronik auch eine ausführliche Schilderung des Todes des Markgrafen Georg Friedrich Karl, bei dem er 1735 wohl persönlich anwesend war. Mit der Bestattung von Markgraf Georg Friedrich Karl im Kloster Himmelkron knüpften die Hohenzollern an die Grablege der Grafen von Orlamünde an. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 450 Halbpergament; Frakturschrift, roter Schnitt

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         2 Antique Medical Print-LIVER-BLOOD-Cowper-Bidloo-1739

      - Plate 34 and 35: This anatomy plate shows the liver, its vascular and its tissues. Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Description: This scarse / rare large original old / antique medical / anatomy print / plate originates from: 'Anatomia Corporum Humanorum' by William Cowper, 1739, latin ed. The major source of this work was the Dutch anotomist Goverd Bidloo and his landmark work titled: 'Anatomia Humani Corporis' (1685). What started as an English translation of Bidloo's work first published in 1698 ended in a court fought battle over plagiatism by Cowper. Cowper did not even mention Bidloo in his work. The famous plates in this work (by Gerard de Lairesse) are identical to the ones from Bidloo's work and actually even bought from Bidloo. Cowper added some of his own new plates. The plates are particularly valued for their artistic quality.Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is William Cowper (c. 1666 - 1709) was an English surgeon and anatomist, famous for his early description of what is now known as the Cowper's gland. Govert Bidloo or Govard Bidloo (1649 - 1713) was a Dutch Golden Age physician, anatomist, poet and playwright. He was the personal physician of William III of Orange-Nassau, Dutch stadholder and king of England. Gerard or Gerard de Lairesse (1640 or 1641 - 1711) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and art theorist. Condition: Fine. General age related toning and occasional light staining from handling as visible on scans. Paper edges a bit frayed from handling. Storage location: B27-16 The overall size is ca. 14.4 x 21.1 inch. The image size is ca. 11.8 x 18.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 36.5 x 53.5 cm. The image size is ca. 30 x 47 cm.

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         Tabulae Geographicae. Geographiam generalem pertinentes.

      (Wbg., Kleyer, für Lochner & Mayer in Nbg., 1739). 1 von 4 Bdn., nur der Atlasband. 21,5 x 28,5 cm. Mit 49 Kupfertafeln. Pgt. d. Zt. De Backer/S. V, 1715, 1. - Das Titelblatt handschriftlich ergänzt, der originale Titel lautet: \"Generalis geographia cosmica, makthematica, naturalis, politica, cum speciali...\". Der vorliegende Band enthält alle Tafeln und Karten aus der umfangreichen Weltbeschreibung. Er ist als separater Atlasband gebunden (ohne die Textbände), die Tafeln rechts oben hs. beschriftet (mit entsprechendem Band und Paginierung). - Die Kupfer mit mehreren Welt- und Himmelskarten, Darstellungen von Erdgloben, Sonnensystemen, Himmelsrose, Meilenzeiger, europäischen und deutschen Gebietskarten mit hübschen Kartuschen usw. - Der Einband leicht angeschmutzt. Wenige Tafeln nur minimal fleckig, teils im weißen Rand professionell ergänzt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Geographie

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         An Act for naturalizing such foreign Protestants, and others therein mentioned, as are settled, or shall settle in any of His Majesty's Colonies in America [13 Geo II c.7]. Folio

      Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King [etc.], London 1739 - Title with woodcut Royal arms and three leaves, disbound, light browning, else well preserved; title + pages 167-171 The landmark legislation permitting the naturalization of both Quakers and Jews in the American colonies, extending to them rights not yet secured in England, providing "[a] more liberal and enlightened policy" to encourage colonial settlement

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         Manuscript diary of his travels in Italy, 1739-1740, in the company of Charles de Brosses; bound circa 1754 with manuscripts by other authors, relating their own travels to Italy (in 1623 and 1664)

      [Dijon & Italy], 1739-1740. The journal of a tour through Italy made in 1739-1740 by Abraham-Guy de Migieu, the elder son of Abraham-François de Migieu (1682-1735), marquis de Savigny-sous-Beaune, président à mortier of the Parlement of Dijon. Written with different pens and inks, with phrases scored out, and other corrections, the manuscript seems the actual document compiled by the young traveller during his itinerary. The writer follows the usual conventions of manuscript travel diaries, presenting geographical, historical, and architectural information on major locations and landmarks, interlaced with his own observations and opinions. Some of the latter concern one of his travelling companions, Charles de Brosses (1709-1777), and offer an enlightening perspective on De Brosses' published account of their journey. The free expression of the author's feelings strongly suggests that he wrote for his own reference, and did not intend that his memoir should circulate among family and friends. Bound with [Anonymous], Mémoire des plus excellens tableaux et statues qui sont dans les églises de Rome. Bound with [Anonymous], Remarques sur le voyage d'Italie - Voyage d'Italie fait en 1664. Bound with [Anonymous], Traité des anciennes familles de Rome. Bound with [Anonymous], Traité du gouvernement civil et ecclésiastique de Rome. Bound with [Cudanson, Guillaume (c. 1575-1640)?], Mémoire de mon voiage d'Italye commencé le jour de feste de la nostre dame d'aoust de l'année 1623. The manuscript was preserved after Abraham-Guy's death in 1749 by his younger brother, the bibliophile Anthelme-Michel-Laurent de Migieu (1723-1788). In 1754, Anthelme caused it be bound with other manuscript accounts of journeys made in Italy, recording the date and the price of the binding on the lower endpaper: 1754 | 4 li[vres] 10 s[ols]. He placed Abraham-Guy's manuscript (15 folios) at the front of the volume, supplying himself a handwritten "title-page": Voyage d'Italie par Abraham Guy Demigieu conseiller au parlement de dijon en 1739. An earlier manuscript journal, documenting a voyage to Italy undertaken by 'Cudanson' in 1623, was placed at the end: Mémoire de mon voiage d'Italye commencé le jour de feste de la nostre dame d'aoust de l'année 1623 (39 folios). In between were bound seventy folios of blank paper. On these blank leaves Anthelme copied four accounts of Italy which he found in manuscripts in the libraries of two friends, Charles-Marie Févret de Fontette (1710-1772) and abbé Jérôme Richard (1720-1795).De Migieu, Abraham-Guy Dijon 4 April 1718 - 8 February 1749 Manuscript diary of his travels in Italy, 1739-1740, in the company of Charles de Brosses; bound circa 1754 with manuscripts by other authors, relating their own travels to Italy (in 1623 and 1664) provenance Anthelme-Michel-Laurent de Migieu, marquis de Savigny (1723-1788), inscribed by him on lower endpaper Demigieu 1754 and 4 li[vres] 10s[ols] 1 -- sold by heirs, c 1805 2 -- Nicolas, marquis de Richard d'Ivry (1762-1850), ex-libris dated 1809 3 -- Vicomtes de Vaulchier, proprietors of Château de Savigny-lès-Beaune, c. 1921-1972 4 -- Pierre Jammes (1925-2009) -- his sale by Sotheby's, 'Rome et l'Italie: Collection d'un érudit bibliophile', Paris, 12-13 October 2010, lot 55 bound in 18th-century olive morocco, covers decorated by a gilt frame featuring a heart and flower tool; back divided into seven compartments, decorated in gilt by flower tools; lettering-piece Voyage d'Italie [img-2643-left-large_default] Fig. 1 The manuscript diaries of three French travellers in Italy ( height of binding 225 mm) The journal of a tour through italy made in 1739-1740 by Abraham-Guy de Migieu, the elder son of Abraham-François de Migieu (1682-1735), marquis de Savigny-sous-Beaune, président à mortier of the Parlement of Dijon. Written with different pens and inks, with phrases scored out, and other corrections, the manuscript seems the actual document compiled by the young traveller during his itinerary. The writer follows the usual conven­tions of manuscript travel diaries, presenting geographical, historical, and architectural informa­tion on major locations and landmarks, interlaced with his own obser­vations and opinions. Some of the latter concern one of his travelling companions, Charles de Brosses (1709-1777), and offer an enlightening perspective on De Brosses' own ac­count of their journey. 5 The free expression of the author's feelings strongly suggests that he wrote for his own reference, and did not intend that his mem­oir should circulate among family and friends. The manuscript was preserved after Abraham-Guy's death in 1749 by his younger brother, the bibliophile Anthelme-Michel-Laurent de Migieu (1723-1788). 6 In 1754, Anthelme caused it be bound with other manuscript accounts of journeys made in Italy, recording the date and the price of the binding on the lower endpaper: 1754 | 4 li[vres] 10 s[ols].He placed Abraham-Guy's manuscript (15 folios) at the front of the volume, supplying himself a handwrit­ten 'title-page': Voyage d'italie par abraham guy demigieu conseiller au par­lement de dijon en 1739 (see Fig. 2). An earlier manuscript journal, documenting a voy­age to Italy undertaken by 'Cudanson' in 1623, was placed at the end: Mémoire de mon voiage d'Italye commencé le jour de feste de la nostre dame d'aoust de l'année 1623 (39 folios). In between were bound seventy folios of blank paper. 7 On these blank leaves Anthelme cop­ied accounts of Italy which he found in manuscripts in the libraries of two friends, Charles-Marie Févret de Fontette (1710-1772) and abbé Jérôme Richard (1720-1795). Four accounts were transcribed by Anthelme in 1754; he evidently lost interest thereafter, and seventeen folios remain blank: (1) Mémoire des plus excellens tableaux et statues qui sont dans les églises de Rome (8 folios), from the Févret de Fontette library;(2) Remarques sur le voyage d'Italie - Voyage d'Italie fait en 1664 (27 folios), from abbé Richard's library;(3) Traité des anciennes familles de Rome (12 folios);(4) Traité du gouvernement civil et ecclésiastique de Rome (6 folios), from the Févret de Fontette library. [img-2644-left-large_default] Fig. 2 Inscription by the compiler of the volume, Anthelme-Michel-Laurent de Migieu This volume is no. 82 in a catalogue of Anthelme's manuscript collection, listing some 210 items, which the collector prepared in 1760 for the Lyonese anti­quary Pierre Adamoli. 8 In recent years, historians of French continental tourism have worked to establish biblio­graphical control over their subject, compiling lists of the diaries, letters, and documents of voyagers, both manuscript and printed. Although still in progress, this research, led by François Brizay, 9 Giovanni Dotoli, 10 and Gilles Bertrand, 11 suggests that surviv­ing docu­ments by French 'precursors of the Grand Tour' are scarce, and the two seventeenth-cen­tury accounts in our volume, by 'Cudanson' in 1623 and by an unnamed traveller in 1664, are propitious additions to a surprisingly slight corpus. 12 Contents (in order of binding) De Migieu, Abraham-Guy 1718 - 1749 Voyage d'Italie par Abraham Guy Demigieu conseiller au parlement de Dijon en 1739 quarto (220 × 165 mm), (15) ff., written on rectos and versos by Abraham-Guy de Migieu (except f.2v and f.15v, both blank), f.15r subscribed (by Anthelme de Migieu): Par Abraham Guy Demigieu Cons.er au P. de Dijon. Preceded by an otherwise blank leaf inscribed (by Anthelme de Migieu): Voyage d'Italie par Abraham Guy Demigieu conseiller au parlement de dijon en 1739. paper manufactured by Antoine Palhion, at his mill Rochetaillée-en-Forez (Loire) 13 literature René de Vaulchier, 'Un Voyage en Italie au xviiie siècle' in La Revue de Bourgogne 10 (1922), pp.5-15; Charles de Brosses, Lettres familières, edited by Giuseppina Cafasso; introduction, notes and bibliography by Letizia Norci Cagiano de Azevedo (Naples 1991), ii, p.661 (note 12) [img-3370-left-large_default] Fig. 3 Travel journal of Abraham-Guy de Migieu (height of binding 225 mm) Abraham-Guy departed from Dijon on 9 September 1739, chaperoned by Bénigne Legouz de Gerland (1695-1774). Passing through Lyon, Turin, Alexandria, Geneva, Pisa, Livorno, Florence, and Siena, they entered Rome on 16 December 1739. Here they met their compatriots Charles de Brosses (1709-1777) and Germain Anne Loppin de Montmort (1708-1767), like De Migieu conseillers laïques of the Parlement of Dijon; 14 and the brothers Edmond La Curne (1697-1779) and Jean-Baptiste La Curne de Sainte-Pelaye (1697-1781). The six Burgundians resided in Rome until the end of Feb­ruary 1740, when De Brosses and the brothers La Curne returned to Dijon. After De Brosses's departure, Abraham-Guy left Rome for a two-week tour of Naples, Pozzuoli, and Vesuvius. He returned to Rome on 6 March 1740 expecting to witness the election of the new Pope. The unusual length of the conclave (18 February to 17 August 1740) made him impatient, and on 5 May 1740 he set off with Legouz and Loppin de Montmort for Bologna. They travelled from there to Venice, and afterwards to Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Mantua, and Modena. Abraham-Guy left his com­panions in Modena and returned home, journeying through Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Parma, Piacenza, Milan, and Turin, and arriving in Dijon on 1 September 1740. In De Brosses's epistolary account of his tour of Italy, 15 there are several perceptive and witty descrip­tions of Abraham-Guy. 16 These references are perhaps the chief reason Abraham-Guy de Migieu has a claim on our attention. Although his observations on his companions are less penetrating, Abraham-Guy records their activities in Rome meticu­lously, and his journal therefore is of interest to the many students of De Brosses' voyage. Until now, their only access to it has been the excerpts published in 1922; 17 the rediscovery of the manuscript will allow it to be explored fully for the first time. Abraham-Guy's journal provides a good idea of what it was like for a wealthy young man of elevated social status to travel in Italy during the mid-eighteenth century. He left Dijon liberally supplied with introductions: in Turin, he was presented by the French ambassador to Carlo Emanuele iii di Savoia; in Rome, he obtained an audience with Pope Clement xii, and was prominently seated at ban­quets, Christmas, and Holy week celebrations (1740); and in Naples, he was received by Carlo iii di Borbone, King of Naples, Sicily and Spain. Abraham-Guy spent lavishly, far more than his companions (according to De Brosses), and his only constraint seems to have been a strong conscience. Throughout the journal, he reproaches himself for extravagant losses at cards; recording meanwhile even the most trivial of his expenses, 18 and com­plaining of being exploited, if not actually cheated, on accommodation, transport, and food. Abraham-Guy displays more than the usual travel­ler's interest in art and architecture. Wherever he visits, but especially in Florence and Rome, he mar­vels at paintings and works of art, always naming the artists involved. He visits private collections as well as galleries, including 'un petit cabinet' of marble and bronze sculptures in Florence, 19 and the epi­graphic museum of the antiquary Scipione Maffei in Verona. No doubt at the insistence of Legouz, collections of natural history specimens also were inspected, including those assembled by Jean de Baillou in Florence, Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli in Bologna, and Lodovico Moscardo in Verona. In De Brosses's letters, Abraham-Guy emerges as a passionate collector of paintings and antiquities, possessing both knowledge and taste. 20 Among pur­chases mentioned in Abraham-Guy's journal are velvets and other textiles, bought in Genoa; precious stones (or jewels) and a snuff box, in Livorno; a copy of Baldinucci's 'Lives of the Painters' and 'reliques de sainte Madeleine', in Florence; prints and 'une pierre gravée', in Rome. He seems to be a careful buyer: an opportunity in Florence to buy 'des ouvriers des marquete­ries' from the grand-ducal workshops is dismissed with the explanation 'elles sont bien cheres' (f.7r). Near the end of his journey, in Milan, he writes 'J'ay achete aussi beau­coup de tableaux - le prix n'est pas exorbitant' (f.15r). Since Abraham-Guy spent over eleven months - not including losses at the gambling table - some 35,000 livres, 21 it very likely that many more works of art were acquired by him in Italy, and brought home to enrich the Château de Savigny. 22 Abraham-Guy married on 8 January 1748 Marie Portail, widow of Joseph Joly de Bévy, président of the Chambre des Comptes of Dijon; he died without issue a year later, on 8 February 1749. 23 His estate passed to his brother Anthelme, an avid collector not only of manuscripts, but also paint­ings and works of art of all kinds. 24 Inventories of Anthelme's collections are known and their analysis might lead to identification of the works of art acquired by Abraham-Guy during his voyage through Italy. 25 [Anonymous] Mémoire des plus excellens tableaux et statues qui sont dans les églises de Rome (8) ff., written on rectos and versos in a single hand (except f.1r and f.8v, both blank), f.2v headed: Mémoire des plus excellens tableaux et statues qui sont dans les églises de Rome; f.7r subscribed: Le tout copié sur le MSS. de Mr. de Fontete qui s'est trouvé brulé en plusieurs endroits 1754 paper manufactured by Antoine Palhion (1698-1747), at his mill Rochetaillée-en-Forez (Loire) A Mémoire listing the 'best' paintings and statues in forty Roman churches, the palazzi of the Pamphili, Farnese, Colonna, Peretti-Montalto, Giustiniani, and Borghese fami­lies, and the collections of Paolo Francesco Falconieri, Cardinal Antonio Barberini, and Maffeo Barberini, Principe di Palestrina (see Fig. 4). Although undated, internal evidence suggests that it was written after 1679. 26 [img-2649-left-large_default] Fig. 4 Anonymous Mémoire des plus excellens tableaux et statues qui sont dans les églises de Rome , written after 1679 (height of binding 225 mm) [img-2648-left-large_default] Fig. 5 Travel journal of an anonymous tourist in 1664 (height of binding 225 mm) According to the subscription, this copy was made in 1754 from a fire-damaged manuscript in the Févret de Fontette library (losses in the original are indicated by interstices). The copyist, Anthelme de Migieu, was related by marriage to the Févret de Fontette family: his aunt, Barbe-Charlotte de Migieu (1684-1764), married in 1709 Jacques-Charles Févret de Fontette (1683-1728). Their son, Charles-Marie Févret de Fontette (1710-1772), member of the Académie de Dijon in 1753, author of the sec­ond edition of Jacques Lelong's Bibliothèque histo­rique de la France (five volumes, Paris 1768-1778), became custodian of the family library. In 1772, the Févret de Fontette library was dis­persed; 27 shortly thereafter, a large number of manu­scripts entered the Département des Manuscrits 28 and Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal 29 of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, however no version of this Mémoire can be identified in the catalogues of those collections. It is likely the original manuscript in the Févret de Fontette library - already much damaged in 1754 - has not survived. [Anonymous] Remarques sur le voyage d'Italie - Voyage d'Italie fait en 1664 (27) ff., written on rectos and versos in a single hand (except f.1r, blank), f.1v: Remarques sur le voyage d'Italie, f.4v: Voyage d'Italie fait en 1664; f.27v: Icy le MSS. s'est trouvé manquer | Seulement par quelques arti­cles détachés il paroit que celuy qui a fait ce voyage a depensé pendant qui il a duré douze mille neuf cent vint quatre livres 12924| il se pourroit que l'autheur fut un Sgr. de Lantenay. | Le tout extrait du MSS. original apparte­nant à Monsieur l'abbé Richard chanoine de St Michel ainsy que les remarques sur le voyage d'Italie qui le pré­cèdent. 1754 paper manufactured by Antoine Palhion (1698-1747), at his mill Rochetaillée-en-Forez (Loire) An account of a year-long tour of Italy, commencing in Paris on 1 May 1664, and proceeding via Lyon (20 May-7 June), Turin (4-10 July), Genoa (14-16 July), Milan (19-22 July), Parma, Modena, Mantua, Verona, Vicenza, Venice (2-14 August), Ferrara, Bologna (23-28 August), Rimini, Ancona, Loreto, Recanati, and Assisi, to Rome, entered on 21 September 1664. The unnamed traveller remained in Rome for five months, punctuated by a two-week tour of Naples, Pozzuoli, Vesuvius, Capua, and Frascati. He departed Rome on 21 April 1665, travelling via Montefiascone, Viterbo, Siena, Florence (25-28 April), Lucca, Pisa, Livorno, and Genoa, to Turin (4-16 May). Here he observed the wedding festivi­ties on 10 May 1665 of Carlo Emanuele ii di Savoia and Maria Giovanna Battista di Savoia Nemours. He departed Savoy via Chambéry and arrived in Lyon on 23 May 1665 (here the account terminates). It is a hybrid of aide-mémoire and guidebook: a meticulous accounting of expenditure on lodging and food (see Fig. 5) is blended with discourses - on the governance of the Republic of Venice, the shrines of Loreto, the treasures housed in the Vatican and in Grand-Ducal collections in Florence, among them - which read like extracts from written sources, or disquisitions by a tutor, or by a cicerone while con­ducting the traveller around these sights. The trav­eller seems to be a wealthy young man, albeit one determined to demonstrate to a parent or benefactor his prudence and economy. He is more often inter­ested in matters of archaeo­logical, antiquarian, and historic interest, than in works of art. He has a particular interest in recording epitaphs. 30 In a lengthy subscription to the manuscript, dated 1754, the copyist (Anthelme de Migieu) conjectures that the unnamed traveller was a 'Seigneur de Lantenay'. This supposition may depend on external evidence - the copyist had additional papers ('quelques articles détachés'), and from these cal­culated that the cost of the entire voyage was 12,924 livres - or else the traveller's identity was deduced from the text: the stairs and balustrades of a palazzo seen in Florence are com­pared 'avec la balustrade pareille a cette de Lantenay' (f.23r). Situated about 20 km north-west of Dijon, the ancient Château de Lantenay was being renovated 31 at this time by Jean Bouhier (1607-1671), a wealthy conseiller of the Parlement of Bourgogne, the foun­der of the 'Bibliothèque Bouhier'. He had two sons, Bénigne (1635-1703) 32 and Benoit-Bernard (1642-1682); 33the latter's circumstances were more favour­able to undertaking a tour of Italy in 1664. The copyist indicates that the Voyage d'Italie fait en 1664 and prefatory Remarques were found in an imperfect manuscript belonging to Jérôme Richard (c. 1720-1795), prêtre mépartiste of the church of Saint-Michel at Dijon. Otherwise unknown as an owner of manuscripts, the abbé Richard may have acquired it in anticipation of his own voyage to Italy, made in 1761-1762 as companion to Marc-Antoine Bernard Claude Chartraire, marquis de Bourbonne (1737-1781). 34 The marquis de Bourbonne had inherited the Bibliothèque Bouhier and in 1753 lent one of its manu­scripts to Anthelme de Migieu for copying; 35 did the marquis perhaps lend manuscripts to the abbé Richard? Was a Bouhier manuscript the original from which in 1754 the Remarques and Voyage d'Italie fait en 1664 were copied by Anthelme de Migieu? 36 And was this why Anthelme de Migieu wrote at the end of his copy 'il se pourroit que l'autheur fut un Sgr. de Lantenay'? A further clue to authorship lies in the text, where the writer announces: 'Le 1er May 1664 parti de Paris avec Mr le Chev[alier] du Novion et Mr de Molinet' (f.4v). The 'Chevalier de Novion' is per­haps Claude (c. 1638-1722) 37 or Jacques (1647-1709), 38 younger sons of Nicolas Potier de Novion (1618/1619-1693), president à mortier of the Parlement of Paris. 39 The 'Mr de Molinet' (du Molinet, or Moulinet?) is unidentifiable; he may have been a tutor. [Anonymous] Traité des anciennes familles de Rome (12) ff., written on rectos and versos in a single hand (except f.1r, blank); on f.1v: Traité des anciennes familles de Rome paper manufactured by Antoine Palhion (1698-1747), at his mill Rochetaillée-en-Forez (Loire) An account of the most powerful families of Rome, discussed in the order of their perceived antiquity, commencing with the Orsini, Colonna, Conti, Savelli, Gaetani, Cesi, Cesarini, Sforza, Frangepani, Farnese, Altemps, Mattei, Caffarelli, Lanti, Muti, Aldobrandini, Salviati, and Strozzi, and then fami­lies of lesser seniority: a 'Seconde Classe des familles qui ont plus de 300 ans de noblesse', a 'Troisième des classes des familles depuis 200 ans', and 'Familles enrichies depuis 50 ans'. The Traité concludes with a list of popes, in reverse chronological order, from Innocent x (Giovanni Battista Pamphilj, 1644-1655) to Boniface viii (Benedetto Caetani, 1294-1303), with more detailed entries supplied for popes of Roman families. [Anonymous] Traité du gouvernement civil et ecclésiastique de Rome (6) ff., written on rectos and versos in a single hand (except f.6v, blank), on f1r: Traité du gouvernement civil et ecclésiastique de Rome; f.6r: Copié sur le MSS appartenant à Monsieur Fevret de Fontete conseiller au parlement de bourgogne. Il parait avoir été composé vers l'an 1680, Ferdinand de Medicis étant grand duc de Toscane. 1754. (17) ff., blank leaves paper manufactured by Antoine Palhion (1698-1747), at his mill Rochetaillée-en-Forez (Loire) A discourse on the ecclesiastical and temporal gov­ernment of Rome, explaining the operation of the courts, the powers invested in the governor of Rome, the auditors of the Rota, magistrates, and other officials. According to Anthelme de Migieu's subscription, he copied it from a manuscript in the library of Charles-Marie Févret de Fontette, dated about 1680: 'Copié sur le MSS appartenant à Monsieur Févret de Fontete conseiller au parlement de bourgogne. Il paroit avoir été composé vers l'an 1680, Ferdinand [iii] de Medicis étant grand duc de Toscane [1663-1713]' (see Fig. 6). The lack of a subscription to the immediately preceding Traité des anciennes familles de Rome may signify that it was copied from the same manuscript. [img-2647-left-large_default] Fig. 6 Subscription by the compiler, Anthelme-Michel-Laurent de Migieu. Several ancestors of Charles-Marie Févret de Fontette (1710-1772) had journeyed in Italy and are possible authors of these works. The brothers Charles Févret, sieur de Saint Mesmin (1652-1733) and Jacques Févret (1655-1694), respectively Charles-Marie's grandfather and great-uncle, trav­elled together in Italy in 1674-1675 (they were in Rome from 12 October-17 April 1675). 40 Another great-uncle, Pierre Févret (1660-1692), made a journey in 1684; 41 and a great-great-uncle Pierre Févret (1625-1706), travelled in Italy twice, in 1661 and in 1692. 42 In 1772, the Févret de Fontette library was dis­persed: the manuscripts were acquired by Esmonin de Dampierre, président of the Parlement of Dijon, 43 who in 1779-1780 transferred a part to Antoine-René de Voyer, marquis de Paulmy, founder of the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. 44 In 1781, the marquis de Paulmy divided his share with the historian Jacob-Nicolas Moreau. In this way a large number of manuscripts from the Févret de Fontette collection entered the Département des Manuscrits and Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal of the Bibliothèque natio­nale de France. A Traicte des anciennes familles de Rome is reported within the 'portefeuilles de Févret de Fontette' in the Département des Manuscrits (Fonds Moreau); it could be related to the Traité des anciennes familles de Rome in our volume, either as the original from which our manuscript was copied, or as yet another copy, and requires investigation. 45 An alternative source is a volume formerly in the Jesuit Collège des Godrans in Dijon and now pre­served in the Bibliothèque municipale de Dijon. Bearing the early exlibris of the library (Ex Bibliotheca publica collegii Divio-Godranii), it contains a collection of treatises on Rome written during the papacy of Innocent xi (Benedetto Odescalchi, 1676-1689), among which are (f.41) 'Familles de la noblesse de Rome' and (f.51) 'Tableau du gouvernement de Rome'. 46 The library of the Collège des Godrans had received in 1701 the substantial library collected by Pierre Févret (1625-1706); 47 in later years it was sup­ported by Charles-Marie Févret de Fontette. 48 Either member of the family might have presented this manuscript to the Collège des Godrans; it also demands investigation. [Cudanson, Guillaume?] c. 1575 - 1640 Mémoire de mon voiage d'Italye commencé le jour de feste de la nostre dame d'aoust de l'année 1623 (39) ff., of which the last five are blanks (apart from a few notations on f.38v), written on rectos and versos in a single hand, on f.1r: Mémoire de mon voiage d'Italye commencé le jour de feste de la nostre dame d'aoust de l'année 1623, and f.34v subscribed: Cudanson. paper no watermark observed A retrospective record of a year-long journey made through Italy (15 August 1623-5 July 1624), copied out after the traveller's return home 'en bonne santé' from rough papers and notes for presentation to a friend or relation. The intended recipient of the memoir is not identified; frequent comparisons of churches and other Italian monuments with Parisian landmarks imply that he (like the writer) was familiar with Paris, and detailed descriptions of holy relics and shrines, and reports of rites and ceremonies, suggest particular interest in such matters, possibly as a member of the clergy. The expenses of the journey are not mentioned. It is notable also that none of the problems of travel - difficulties with transport, accommodation, and food - is communicated by the writer, nor does he relate untoward experiences. Commencing his journey in Paris, the writer travelled via Lyon and Chambéry to Turin, where he arrived on 29 August and rested four days, visiting churches and marvelling at the Santa Sindone. Milan, Piacenza, Parma, Modena, Bologna, Florence, and Siena are among places visited before the traveller entered Rome on 12 October 1623. Apart from a trip to Naples (25 February-12 March 1624), he remained in Rome for six months. He declares all of the city's churches to be worth visiting. A detailed account is provided of the 'Possessio dei' Papi', the ceremony by which the new Pope Urban viii took possession of the Church of S. Giovanni in Laterano, as the Cathedral of his bishopric in Rome (19 November 1623). 49 Other occasions described at length are a mass in St Peter's Basilica on Christmas Eve; another mass (8 January) after which 'Cudanson' received a papal blessing, kissed the pope's feet, and obtained an indulgence of three hundred days; the feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin (25 March), when he observed the papal cavalcade, and witnessed the custom of presenting a dowry to 400 virgines pauperes; and masses celebrated by the Pope on Maundy Thursday and on Easter 1624. A description of the Roman Rota (ecclesiastical court) and also the law court of Naples are given, with the latter compared to the Parisian court. On 30 April 1624 the writer departed Rome, visiting Loreto, Ancona, Fano, Faenza, Ferrara, Rovigo, Padua, and Venice, where he arrived on 12 May. A full account is made of its Ascension Day celebrations. On 23 May he departed, travelling via Vicenza to Verona, where on Pentecost Sunday he witnessed a procession of 2000 citizens. He travelled thence to Brescia, and afterwards to Crema; there he was received in 'ung petit palais a ung comte qui ce monstra très courtois envers la compagnye' (f.31r, the only reference in the journal to companions on his voyage). Travelling via Milan and Genoa, he arrived in Lyon on 17 June, where he rested for ten days, before returning to Paris. [img-2646-left-large_default] Fig. 7 Travel journal of Guillaume Cudanson (?) in Italy, 1623-1624 (height of binding 225 mm) The bold subscription of the writer has been variously read, as 'Andanson' and 'Adanson', 50 'Gudanson' and 'Oudanson'. 51 Another reading is 'Cudanson', the surname of a large family residing about fifteen kilometres north of Paris in the villages of Aubervilliers, La Courneuve, and Stains (Seine-Saint-Denis, Île de France). At least one member of this family was of appropriate age and social status in 1623 to be our traveller: Guillaume Cudanson (c. 1575-24 April 1640), vigneron of Stains, sergent du bailli (1617) and marguillier de l'œuvre et fabrique of Stains (1618). Guillaume had married c. 1598 Barthelemie Delamare of Stains and had issue one child, a daughter, Jeanne (Gemme), born 1602 and married 1621. After the death of his wife (before 1618), Guillaume did not remarry. 52 The manuscript may have been acquired in Paris in the 1750s, when Anthelme de Migieu was an active buyer in the book trade and salerooms. 53 1. For the collector's inscription, recording the date and the cost of the binding, see Paul Needham, 'A note on de Migieu as Collector' in Bulletin du Bibliophile (1989), no. 2, p.377. 2. Antoine François Delandine, Manuscrits de la Bibliothè­que de Lyon (Paris 1812), ii, p.113 no. 844: 'Son riche cabinet a été vendu et dispersé, en 1805, par ses héritiers'. 3. Léon Quantin, 'Ex-libris bourguignons: liste sommaire' in Bulletin de la Soci é t é archéologique, historique et artistique, Le vieux papier 4 (1906), p.49. 4. The manuscript is located in November 1921 in the 'Archives du château de Savigny-lès-Beaune' by René de Vaulchier, 'Un Voyage en Italie au xviiie siècle' in La Revue de Bourgogne 10 (1922), p.6 (note 1). The archive was dispersed c. 1972, after the death of the last proprietor of the Château de Savigny; in 1975-1976 a substantial part was acquired from a Parisian bookseller by the Archives départementales de la Côte d'Or, and is now Fonds 46F. See Guide des archives de la C ô te-d'Or, com­piled by Jean Rigault (Dijon 1984), pp.205-206. 5. De Brosses's account of his Italian travels, a collection of letters addressed to his friends in Dijon, was first published in 1799; for its long bibliography, see the critical edition, Lettres familières, edited by Giuseppina Cafasso and Letizia Norci Cagiano de Azevedo (Naples 1991). 6. For biographical details of A.M.L. de Migeau, see Élysée de Sérésin, Notre Livre de famille: les Reynold de Sérésin et leurs alliés, notices généalogiques, concernant 32 familles de Dombes, Bresse, Dauphiné, Bourgogne, etc. (Dijon 1908), pp.71-72. 7. This paper - also the binder's endleaves - was manufac­tured by Antoine Palhion (1698-1747), at his mill Rochetaillée-en-Forez (Loire). The mark is a Lion rampant du Lyonnais; en chef trois fleurs de lis et entoure de branches feuillues; and countermark, A [fleur-de-lys] Palhion accompanied by two crowns and a bunch of grapes. Similar watermarks are reproduced by Raymond Gaudriault, Filigranes et autres caractéristiques des pa­piers fabriqués en France aux xvii e et xviii e siècles (Paris 1995), p.251 and pls. 88 fig. 776 (c. 1720), 136, (c. 1735); see Louis Veron de la Combe, Le centre papetier Velay-Forez: la papeterie de Saintignac les Crouzet (Grenoble 1950), pp.49-50, 74. 8. Lyon, Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, Ms PA 80: A.M.L. de Migieu, Catalogue des manuscrits de la biblio­thèque du château de Savigny, appartenant à M. de Migieu, ancien officier aux gardes fran­çoises, chevalier de Saint Louis, 1760 (27 folios, 202 × 152 mm). The catalogue was published by Henri Omont, 'Un Bibliophile bourguignon au xviiie siècle: Collection de manuscrits du Marquis de Migieu au château de Savigny-les-Beaune (1760)' in Revue de Bibliothèque 11 (Paris 1901), pp.235-296; offprint (Paris 1902), p.29 no. 82. On its genesis, see Yann Sordet, L'amour des livres au siècle des Lumières: Pierre Adamoli et ses collections (Paris 2001), pp.116, 131-132, 297-299. 9. François Brizay has identified written records by 32 French travellers in Italy between 1595 and 1694; see F. Brizay, 'Remarques sur les aspects matériels du voyage français en Italie au xviie siècle' in Le Voyage français en Italie. Actes du colloque international de Capitolo-Monopoli, 11-12 mai 2007, edited by Giovanni Dotoli (Fasano & Paris 2007), pp.45-61. The same travellers are profiled in F. Brizay, Touristes du Grand Siècle: le voyage d'Italie au xvii e siècle (Paris 2006). 10. A collaborative project covering the same period as Brizay, but with more inclusive criteria, increases the number of travellers to about eighty; see Vito Castiglione Minischetti, Giovanni Dotoli, and Roger Musnik, Le voyage français en Italie des origines au xviii e siècle: bibliographie analytique (Fasano & Paris 2006), pp.107-185. 11. Although focused on the later period, Gilles Bertrand lists printed and manuscript records of seven­teenth-century French tourists in Italy: see Paul Guiton et l'Italie des voyageurs au xviii e siècle: son projet de bibliographie critique des voyageurs français en Italie: deux manuscrits (R 9707 et R 9705) de la Bibliothèque municipale de Grenoble, edited by Gilles Bertrand (Moncalieri [1999]), pp.105-111: 'Fiches rassemblées dans la liasse des Précur­seurs au xvii siècle' (57 travellers, of whom six before 1623 and 24 before 1664); and G. Bertrand, Le grand tour revisité: pour une archéologie du tourisme: le voyage des français en Italie (milieu xviii e siècle-début xix e siècle) (Rome 2008), pp.557-563: 'Manuscrits de voyages en Italie [1660-1750]' (33 are listed); pp.585-587: 'Récits de voyages accomplis et publiés avant 1700' (25 are listed). 12. In comparison, manuscripts by 40 travellers between 1575 and 1698 are listed by Lorna Watson, The errant pen: manuscript journals of British travellers to Italy (La Spezia 2000), pp.3-10. 13. See above (note 7). The mill was active 1732-1746. 14. Abraham-Guy was received in office in July 1738, Bénigne Legouz de Gerland in January 1739, Charles de Brosses in February 1730, and Loppin de Montmort in November 1731; see A.-S. Des Marches, Histoire du Parlement de Bourgogne de 1733 à 1790 (Chalon-sur-Saône 1851), pp.7, 52, 54. De Brosses had commenced his journey on 30 May 1739, met his cousin Loppin de Montmort at Lyon, and entered Rome on 19 October 1739. 15. First published in 1799, and often reprinted (see note 5 above). Legouz de Gerland also kept a manuscript journal during the voyage, now lost; see P. Perrenet, 'Figures oubliées: Legouz de Gerland' in La Revue de Bourgogne 14 (1926), pp. 672-681; and Bertrand, Le grand tour revi­sité (op. cit.), pp.148, 562. 16. For example, Lettre xl, where De Brosses writes of Abraham-Guy: 'Je n'étois en aucune liaison avec luy quand il est arrivé icy; elle se forme depuis de jour en jour entre nous deux. Je vous ay mandé que Legouz et lui ne s'accordoient pas trop bien; depuis que nous sommes tous réunis, comme nous avons trois carrosses, nous allons deux à deux, les deux frères ensemble, Legouz s'est mis avec Loppin, ainsi nous nous sommes trouvés Migieu et moy, ce qui nous a donné lieu, étant plus souvent ensem­ble, de faire une connaissance plus particulière. Il est froid et son abord ne prévient pas; il est testu mais, dans le vrai, sa contrariété n'est que dans le discours. Il est complaisant en actions; il a le cœur bon, franc, plein de droiture, noble et désintéressé autant qu'il soit possible. En tout, c'est un garçon fort estimable' (De Brosses, Lettres familières, op. cit., ii, pp.726-727). Abraham-Guy also features in Lettres xxxviii, xlix, lvi, lvii. 17. Vaulchier (op. cit.), pp.5-15; for recent scholarship, see Letizia Norci Cagiano De Azevedo, Lo specchio del viag­giatore: scenari italiani tra Barocco e Romanticismo (Rome 1992), pp.14, 32, 207 (references to Abraham-Guy); and her 'Borgognoni in Italia (1739-40)' in Quaderni del Dipartimento di letterature Comparate 2 (2006), pp.175-183 (references to Abraham-Guy: pp.178, 181-182). 18. For example, when Abraham-Guy and Legouz arrived in Rome (16 December 1739), they found accommodation at the select hotel Monte d'Oro on the Piazza di Spagna, which they found 'bonne mais chere' (f.9r). 'Des le lendemain nous avons mange avec messieurs de Lacurne, de Brosses et Gemeaux [Loppin] dans leur maison garnie où ils sont assez bien. Nous donnons cinq paules par jour trois pour le dîner et deux pour le souper, qui est peu de chose, nous donnons deux paules par jour pour les domes­tiques [...] Je suis sorti du Monte d'Oro le dix huit et je suis venu coucher en place d'Espagne au caffe j'ay loue un appartement à huit écus par mois a commencer du dix huit'. Economising further, Abraham-Guy arranged to take his meals with the others for five paules per day. 19. He was guided by 'Sieur Bianchi', presumably Giuseppe Bianchi (son or nephew of Stefano, 1662-1738), later steward of the Medici galleries. Abraham-Guy gave Bianchi four sequins for his trouble, commenting: (f.7v) 'les Anglais en donnent dix c'est toujours bien cher et je crois qu'il est inutile de se piquer de générosité par parce que plus on donne et plus on vous demande [...] En Italie on trouve partout des gens qui ne se lassent pas de deman­der, mais il ne faut pas non plus se lasser de refuser [...] Tout le monde est d'accord pour piller les étrangers'. 20. De Brossses, Lettre xl: 'Il [De Migieu] achète aussi beaucoup en divers genres de curiositez, comme bronzes, estampes, desseins et pierres gravées [...] Migieu aime assez les bonnes choses et s'y entend; il a du fond d'esprit, des connaissances et un grand attachement à l'étude' (Lettres familières, op. cit., ii, p.726). 21. Vaulchier (op. cit.), p.15. 22. The richness of Abraham-Guy's collections is often mentioned, without descriptive detail; see the commentary by Letizia Norci Cagiano de Azevedo in De Brosses, Lettres familières (op. cit.), ii, p.726 (note): 'les tableaux et les antiquités dont il possédait une riche collection (achetée en grande partie en Italie)'. An anonymous com­mentator, reflecting on De Brosses's account of Abraham-Guy's purchases (bronzes, prints, drawings, and cameos) in Lettre xl, writes: 'il est peu probable que le président de Brosses ait voulu donner une énumération limitative et en peut présumer que M. de Migieu dut récolter d'autres objets que ceux mentionnes par de Brosses' ('Beaune, Savigny, Sainte-Marguerite. Comte rendu de l'excursion faite par la Société Éduenne le 24 mai 1903' in Mémoires de la Société Éduenne, new series, 31, 1903, p.331). 23. Des Marches (op. cit.), p.52. 24. Anthelme's collections were intended to serve as illustra­tions for an encyclopaedia of the arts; only a portion of this was ever published, as Recueil des sceaux du Moyen- Â ge dits sceaux gothiques (Paris 1779). In 1810 his heirs sold 1100 works of art, including enamels, ceramics, antique glass, weapons, and medieval objects, to the Musée de Lyon; see Jean-François Garmier, 'Le goût du Moyen-Age chez les collectionneurs lyonnais du xixe siècle' in Revue de l'Art 47 (1980), pp.54, 61 (note 23). Other works of art were still at the Chateau de Savigny in the 1920s, including a limestone column of a King made in the royal abbey of Saint Denis c. 1150 (now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art). 25. A 'Livre de Dépenses' in the archive of the Château de Savigny was consulted by Leonard J. Slatkes, Dirck van Baburen (c. 1595-1624): a Dutch painter in Utrecht and Rome (Utrecht [1965]), pp.54, 112 no. A8, for the prove­nance of 'an historical scene' (Baburen's last work exe­cuted in Italy, c. 1620). Another inventory is cited by Georgette Dargent, 'La Madeleine dans l'œuvre de Simon Vouet' in Bulletin de la Société de l'histoire de l'art fran­çais, Année 1959 (1960), pp.35, 38-39 (the painting is now in the Cleveland Museum of Art). 26. In the entry for the villa of Cardinal Alessandro Peretti-Montalto, the writer mentions the cycle of eleven paintings with stories from the life of Alexander the Great, and indicates that Domenichino's 'Timoclea before Alexander' is a copy replacing an original 'vendu et porté en france' (f.5r). 'Timoclea' is mentioned by Bellori as being in the villa in 1672; it was removed in Passeri's lifetime (d. 22 April 1679), sent to France, and by 1685 had entered the collection of Louis xiv (Erich Schleier, 'Domenichino, Lanfranco, Albani, and Cardinal Montalto's Alexander Cycle' in The Art Bulletin, 50, 1968, pp.188, 192). 27. Some of the manuscripts in the library are listed by Févret de Fontette in his revision of Lelong, Bibliothèque historique de la France (Paris 1772), iii, pp.460-493 nos. 36073-37331; see also Bibliothèque nationale de France, Reserve Pet Fol-YE-28: Catalogue chronologique de la collection de F é vret de Fontette, 1770; and Dijon, Bibliothèque Municipale, Ms 1053: Inventaire alphabéti­que des manuscrits et des pièces non reliées de la biblio­thèque de Charles-Marie Fevret de Fontette. 28. Bibliothèque nationale, Inventaire des manuscrits de la collection Moreau, compiled by Henri Omont (Paris 1891), pp.40-68 nos. 734-861. Included within the 'porte­feuilles de Févret de Fontette' are travel manuscripts, among them (Portefeuille lvii, pièce 16) a 'Journal d'un voyage en Italie, 1606' (Voyage d'Italie 1606, edited by Michel Bideaux, Moncalieri & Geneva 1982). 29. See Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Catalogue des Manus­crits de la Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, compiled by Henry Martin (Paris 1892), v, pp.434-435 nos. 5765-5766 (in­ventories of portefeuilles i-xcii). 30. These include: (f.4r), a epigraph in the fabric of the mausoleum of the senatorial Plautii, near Ponte Lucano, Tivoli (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum XIV 3605); (f.11v), an epigraph on the tomb of Ariosto erected in 1612 in the Chiesa di S. Benedetto, Ferrara; (f.12v), an epigraph commemorating the Council of Ariminum placed in 1637 on the façade of the Chiesa di S. Apollinare di Cattolica, Rimini; (f.13r), an epigraph on the arch of Trajan at Ancona (CIL IX 5894); (f.22r), an inscription in the Sala del Parnasso of the Teatro dell'Acqua at the Villa Aldobrandini; (f.24v), the inscription on Girolamo Lombardo's base for the 'Idolino di Pesaro' in Florence; and (f.26v), the inscription on the monument to 'Il gran' Roldano' (d. 1605, aged 9), a dog given to Andrea Doria by Charles v, erected in the gardens of the Palazzo Doria in Genoa. 31. Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos, L'architecture à la française: du milieu du xve siècle à la fin du xviii e siècle (Paris 1982), p.171; and the same author, in L'éscalier dans l'architecture de la Renaissance (Paris 1985), p.87. 32. Bénigne was a student of law in Paris from 1653 until about 1655, assisting his father there in the acquisition of books and manuscripts; see Delisle (op. cit.), ii, pp.266-279. He became conseiller to the Parlement of Dijon in 1655 and president à mortier in 1665; he married Claire de la Toison in 1668. 33. Benoit-Bernard married Claude-Marie Gagne in 1670; see E. Debrie, 'Un mariage dijonais en 1670' in Bulletin d'histoire, de littérature & d'art religieux du Diocèse de Dijon 17 (1899), pp.181-220. In Sotheby's sale catalogue, 12-13 October 2010 (op. cit.), p.42, his father, Jean Bouhier, is proposed as the traveller. 34.The abbé Richard's account of their journey was publis­hed as Descrip­tion historique et critique de l'Italie, ou, Nouveaux mémoi­res sur l'état actuel de son gouvernement, des sciences, des arts, du commerce, de la population & de l'histoire naturelle (six volumes, Dijon & Paris 1766, etc.). 35. Omont (op. cit.), no. 26. 36. The catalogues of manuscripts in the Bouhier library are all inaccessible to the writer; see Albert Ronsin, La biblio­thèque Bouhier. Histoire d'une collection formée du xvi e au xviii e siècle par une famille de magistrats bourgui­gnons ([Dijon] 1971), pp.106-111. 37. Claude de Novion, chevalier de Malte (11 March 1665), assumed a military career; he was commissioned in 1667 capitaine in the cavalry (Chevau-Légers), and later Briga­dier des Armées du Roi. 38. Jacques de Novion, a 'Docteur en Sorbonne', became Abbé du Petit-Cîteaux, Bishop of Sisteron (1674), Fréjus (1680), and d'Evreux (1681). 39. A third son, André ii (d. 24 January 1677), who had already commenced his legal career (avocat-général in 1661, maître des requêtes in 1663) and married (1660), is less likely to be the traveller. Sotheby's sale catalogue, 12-13 October 2010 (op. cit.), p.42, conjectures that their father, Nicolas Potier de Novion, undertook the journey. 40. Charles Févret obtained licenses in civil and canon law from the University of Paris and was received as advocat of the Parlement of Paris on 6 February 1673. Jacques Févret commenced studies of Latin and Greek philosophy in 1670 and 'quelques années après, il fut receu bachelier de sorbonne'; see Bibliothèque nationale de la France, NAF 4409: 'Mémoires de la famille Févret', transcribed and edited by Isabelle Fournet, pp.133-134 (www.ecritsduforprive.fr/biblionum/fournet isabelle/memoires de la famille fevret.pdf). Philibert Papillon, Bibliothèque des auteurs de Bourgogne (Dijon 1742), i, pp.213-215. 41. Pierre Févret studied law at the University of Paris and was received as advocat on 11 January 1684, departing for Italy soon thereafter: 'a son retour tomba dangereusement malade a aix en provence. ses voyages contribuerent beaucoup a alterer sa santé, qui fut toujours languissante depuis ce temps la' (Fournet, op. cit., p.137). 42. Pierre Févret was ordained priest in 1655. His first voyage in Italy lasted one year ('l'an 1661. il fit le voyage d'italie auquel il employa une année') and the second nearly five months ('l'an 1692. il fit un second voyage en italie, par les suisses et par la valteline, auquel il employa près de cinq mois'; see Fournet (op. cit.), pp.127, 136. Papillon (op. cit.), i, pp.215-216. 43. Lelong (op. cit.), edited by Barbaud de La Bruyère (Paris 1775), iv, p.489 (recording Dampierre's possession of the manuscripts). The books were sold by auction: Catalogue des livres du cabinet d'histoire de France de feu Monsieur Fevret de Fontette... dont la vente se fera le lundi 30 Août 1773, & jours suivants, en la manière accoutumée (Paris [1773]). 44. Des Marches (op. cit.), pp.45-46; Delisle (op. cit.), iii, p.375 (cf. i, p.548). The rôle of Pierre Pitois, marquis de Quincy, Seigneur de Saint-Maurice, in the dispersal of the library is opaque. 45. The treatise occurs within the final volume of the 'Recueil de généalogies' (Tome v, Portefeuille xxva, f.1-27); see Inventaire des manuscrits de la collection Moreau (op. cit.), p.52 no. 801. 46. Dijon, Bibliothèque Municipale, Ms 585 (342): Le conclave d'Innocent onziesme, nommé avant son exaltation Benoist Odescalchi, et l'estat du sacré collège de la cour de Rome. Le pape Innocent onziesme, nommé devant son pontificat Benoist Odescalchi (82 leaves, 217 × 165 mm). Later sections of the manuscript are titled (f.41) 'Familles de la noblesse de Rome', (f.51) 'Tableau du gouvernement de Rome', (f.69) 'Estat de la maison du pape'. 47. A catalogue of his gift (compiled by François Oudin) was published: Collegium Divio-Godranium Societatis Jesu, Bibliotheca illustrissimi viri D. Petri Fevreti, in suprema Burgundiae curia senatoris inter clericos primi in Sacra Regia Divionensi Aede cancellarii & Canonici, ipsius testamento Publicata in Collegio Divio-Godranio Societatis Jesu (Dijon 1708). 48. Christine Lamarre, 'Le Parcours d'un bibliothécaire de l'Ancien Régime à la Révolution: Charles Boullemier, du collège des Godrans à la bibliothèque de l'Ecole centrale de Dijon', p.5 (www.enssib.fr/bibliotheque-numerique/document-1295). 49. Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco, La festa barocca, Corpus delle feste a Roma, 1 (Rome 1997), pp.252-253. 50. Omont (op. cit.), p.29 ('Andanson', evidently from the manuscript of Anthelme de Migieu); p.58 ('Adanson', from Omont's index). Andanson and Adanson are varia­tions of Adamson, a family supposedly emigrated from Scotland in the 17th century, of whom the naturalist Michel Adanson (1727-1806) was a celebrity in the 1750s; see J.-P. Nicolas, 'Michel Adanson et l'Auvergne' in Comptes rendus du 88 ° Congrès national des sociétés savantes: Section des Sciences (Paris 1963), pp.57-68. 51. Sotheby's sale catalogue, 12-13 October 2010 (op. cit.), p.42: 'Il peut se lire Gudanson ou Oudanson'. 52. Various archival documents relating to Guillaume Cudanson (including a post-mortem inventory, conducted 28 May 1640) are collected by Jean Lecuyer, 'Cudanson, Guillaume' (www.geneanet.org); the marriage register of Stains 1549-1898 was digitised by the Cercle généa­logique de l'Est Parisien (www.cgep93.org). 53. See Omont (op. cit.), pp.5-6, on the sources of the manuscripts in the De Migieu collection.

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         TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE

      London: John Noon, 1739 (vols. 1-2), Thomas Longman, 1740 (vol. 3)., 1739-40 - First edition of David Hume’s greatest work. Only one thousand copies of the first two volumes were published by John Noon in 1739, and there was almost no public notice. Hume wrote, “It fell dead born from the press, without reaching such distinction, as even to excite a murmur among the zealots.” As a result of poor sales, Hume changed publishers, and volume III was issued a year later by Thomas Longman in a reduced printing run. As a result, complete sets of all three volumes are rare. Hume’s masterpiece has influenced the course of philosophy for more than 250 years. The Treatise contains Hume’s theories of cognition and causation, his treatment of inductive inference, and his analysis of moral judgments, all of which were published here for the first time. His philosophical work delineates a distinct epoch in the evolution of modern philosophical thought, and the “Treatise of Human Nature is in every respect the most complete exposition of Hume’s philosophical conception” (Ency. Brit. 11th). Kant is said to have exclaimed that Hume was responsible for “waking me out of my dogmatic slumber.” Adam Smith wrote of Hume, “Upon the whole, I have always considered him, both in his lifetime and since his death, as approaching as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man, as perhaps the nature of human frailty will permit.” Hume’s discussion of the theory of self-interest helped to shape Smith’s economic philosophy. Bob McTeer, when President of The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, observed, “David Hume is primarily known as a philosopher studying his economic work enables us to see how he reshaped John Locke’s quantity of money theory and how he influenced the great Adam Smith, Hume’s close friend and fellow Scottish Enlightenment philosopher. Hume is one of the pillars of the classical school of economics, primarily founded by Smith” (FRBD, Economic Insights, Vol. 8 No. 1). Rare in prime collector’s condition. Three volumes. Contemporary speckled calf, burgundy morocco labels. Gilt stamping of vol. 1 slightly disparate. Discreet ownership signature on title of first volume. Minor wear to head of spine of vol. 3, minor separation of joints at extremities of vols. 2-3, but a very sound set. Exceptionally clean and crisp. A near fine set in original, untouched condition. Printing and the Mind of Man 194. Rothschild 1171. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         5 Antique Medical Print-MUSCLES-FACE-Cowper-Bidloo-1739

      - Plate 14 to 18: This anatomy plates shows the muscles in the face and neck, etc. Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Description: This scarse / rare large original old / antique medical / anatomy print / plate originates from: 'Anatomia Corporum Humanorum' by William Cowper, 1739, latin ed. The major source of this work was the Dutch anotomist Goverd Bidloo and his landmark work titled: 'Anatomia Humani Corporis' (1685). What started as an English translation of Bidloo's work first published in 1698 ended in a court fought battle over plagiatism by Cowper. Cowper did not even mention Bidloo in his work. The famous plates in this work (by Gerard de Lairesse) are identical to the ones from Bidloo's work and actually even bought from Bidloo. Cowper added some of his own new plates. The plates are particularly valued for their artistic quality.Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is William Cowper (c. 1666 - 1709) was an English surgeon and anatomist, famous for his early description of what is now known as the Cowper's gland. Govert Bidloo or Govard Bidloo (1649 - 1713) was a Dutch Golden Age physician, anatomist, poet and playwright. He was the personal physician of William III of Orange-Nassau, Dutch stadholder and king of England. Gerard or Gerard de Lairesse (1640 or 1641 - 1711) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and art theorist. Condition: Fine. General age related toning and occasional light staining from handling as visible on scans. Paper edges a bit frayed from handling. Storage location: B27-09 The overall size is ca. 14.4 x 21.1 inch. The image size is ca. 10.8 x 17.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 36.5 x 53.5 cm. The image size is ca. 27.5 x 44 cm.

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         Practicae Novae Imperialis Saxonicae Rerum criminalium

      JOHANNEM FRIDERICUM GLEDITSCHIUM 1739 - trois parties en un seul fort volume, Benedicti Carpzovii Practica Nova Rerum Criminalium Imperialis Saxonica in tres partes divisa. Editio Novissima a multis mendis quibus priores editiones scatebrant vindicata et indice quaestionum ut et rerum ac verborum instructa. in-folio 298 + 371 + 336 couverture défraîchie, petits manques à la couverture, Jauni, rousseurs, coiffe supérieure abîmée, manque une page de garde, Usagé

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         Verses on the Death of Doctor Swift. Written by Himself: Nov. 1731

      London: C. Bathurst, 1739. First edition. [ii], 18 pp. Folio. Modern blue wrappers. Horizontal crease from prior folding, with resulting small tears on title and last leaf, spotting and staining. In custom green cloth chemise. First edition. [ii], 18 pp. Folio. First edition of Swift's poem, which, to cite the heading of p. [3], was occasioned by a maxim of La Rochefoucauld: "Dans l'adversité de nos meilleurs amis nous trouvons quelque chose, qui ne nous deplaist pas." [In the troubles of our dearest friends, we find something which is not altogether displeasing]. On the authority of Dr. William King, to whose oversight Swift entrusted the publication, all three of the first London editions were much abridged and purged of verses King deemed offensive to royalty and religion; in addition, King included 61 lines from "The Life and Genuine Character" of 1733. The Dublin edition of the same year, published by Faulkner, was much more inclusive, and is recognized as the most definitive. Foxon S920; Rogers 846; Rothschild 2166; Teerink 771; Williams II, p. 551

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         Large Antique Master Print-WINTER JOY-ICEBREAKER-AMSTEL-Schenk-Tieleman-ca. 1739

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Wintervreugde op den Amstel en 't gaan des ysbreekers en der waterschuiten. - Divertissement de l'Hyver sur la Riviere l'Amstel & le depart du batiment pour casser la Glace ' - (Winter joy / diversements on the Amstel river near Amsterdam and the departure of the icebreaker and boats.) A large winter scene from the Amstel dike towards Weesp, with a wealth of activities to be seen including horses pulling the icebreaker, skaters, sledges, carriages, figures, a ice-cafe, etc. The icebreakers kept the Amstel open by order of the beer brewers to provide for fresh drinking water from the Vecht river. At bottom left and right descriptions in Dutch and French of the icebreakers course of action. On the far left the entrance to the 'Oliphantspad', with to the right 'Lokhorst' and the tavern the 'Ysbreker'. In the middle the grasslands and on the right the 'Oetgenspad'. Etching and engraving on hand laid paper paper. Published after 1730. This print was also often bound into the 'Theatrum Machinarum ' by Tieleman van der Horst. We do not now the exact source of this item. Ref: Bierens de Haan 4840. Large. Large and sought after print. We can arrange for colouring of this plate on request.Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Tieleman van der Horst'. Published by Pieter Schenck II (Dutch, Amsterdam 1693–1775). Tieleman van der Horst was a reknown 18th c. Dutch civil engineer and author of 'Theatrum Machinarum ' (Trappenboek - Staircase book), published in 1739 by P. Schenk. Condition: Very good, given age. Printed on 4 plates and assembled to one large print as customary for this print. Original fold lines as issued. Several small holes (particularly at fold line intersections), all backed and barely visible. A few small tears backed. Paper separation at bottom right scene, backed and barely visible. Overall this print is in very good condition given the vulnerability of such a large print. Some light soiling on rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 37.6 x 26 inch. The image size is ca. 36.2 x 24.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 95.5 x 66 cm. The image size is ca. 92 x 62.5 cm.

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         Opuscula Theologica, Philosophica et Philologica.

      Lausanne & Geneve, suptibus Marci-Michaelis Bousquet & Sociorum, 1739. Editio altera, ab auctore recognita, emendata & aucta. Tomus primus... secundus (2 Bde. in 1). Gr.-8vo. Tb. in Rot-Schwarz-Druck, XLIV, 505 S., Tb., XXXII, 579 S., 11 Bll. Zeitgenössischer, sehr schöner Pergementband, schöner Rotschnitt. Der Baseler Professor Werenfels (1657-1740) bildete mit Turrettini und Ostervald das sogenannte \"theologische Triumvirat der Schweiz\", das sich - gegen den strengen Calvinismus - für eine Reform der Theologie im Geiste der Aufklärung einsetzte und den offeneren Pietismus vorbereitete. Er trat für Gewissensfreiheit ein und führte als Hochschullehrer die Hermeneutik als Disziplin der Theologie in der Schweiz ein. Der reformierte Theologe bekleidete Zeit seines Lebens verschiedene Professorenstellen in Basel, war in den Jahren 1696-1727 zusätzlich auch Universitätsbibliothekar und 1705-1722 Rektor seiner Universität. Im Jahre 1707 wurde er Mitglied der Londoner Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, im Jahre 1709 Mitglied der Berliner Akademie der Wissenschaften. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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         Mechanica expositio venenorum variis dissertationibus comprehensa Auctore Richardo Mead M. D. Collegii Med. Lond. & Regiae Soc. Socio, Medico Regio. Ex Anglico sermone in Latinum versa a Joshua Nalson M. D. accedit ejusdem Richardi Mead Dissertatio de Imperio Solis ac Lunae in corpora humana, & morbis inde oriundis. Ite

      Amstelaedami, et Denuo - Neapoli. Expensis (a spese di) Bernardino Gessari, 1739. LATINO 0,26 Volume della prima metà del XVIII secolo in 8°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, notevoli segni del tempo, scritta su piatto inferiore, fioritura sparsa, tagli appena bruniti, pagine discretamente conservate, alcune con becca, cerniera allentata.Su foglio di guardia scritta "Ex libris .... Bocchino". Su frontespizio delicata marca tipografica incisa in nero, e due firme d'appartenenza. Veste tipografica arricchita da graziose testatine, finalini e capilettera incisi in nero. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Nel volume troviamo anche lo scritto di Hermanni Boerhaave (A. L. M. Philosophiae, & Medicinae Doctoris, Medicinae in Universitate Leidensi Prof. Colleg. Chirurg. Praes. Reg. Societ. Londinens. nec non Reg. Scient. Acad. Parisiensis Socii.) "De Mercurio experimenta in transactionibus Regiae Societatis Londonensis" contenuto nei trattati della Regia Società Londinese anno 1733 N. 430. USATO

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         Triumph der Weltweisheit nach Art des französischen Sieges der Beredsamkeit der Frau von Gomez. Nebst einem Anhange dreyer Reden.

      Breitkopf,, Leipzig. 1739 - Mit Titelvign., Vign. u. Leisten im Text. Tit., 7 Bll., 239 S. Erstausgabe. - Goed. III, 361, 3, 2. - In ihrem Vorwort geht die Autorin darauf ein, dass in Frau von Gomez' "Triomph de l'Eloquence", von ihr 1735 übersetzt, die Beredsamkeit den Sieg über die Weltweisheit und die Geschichtskunde davon trägt. Mit dem vorliegende Werk will sie das zurecht rücken und ihrer Überzeugung, dass der Philosophie der Sieg gebührt, Ausdruck geben. Die drei Reden am Schluss stehen unter den Titeln "Daß ein rechtschaffener Freund ein Philosoph seyn müsse", "Das Lob der Spielsucht" und "Auf den Namenstag eines guten Freundes, nach Art gewisser großen Geister zusammengeschrieben". [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Mechanica expositio venenorum variis dissertationibus comprehensa Auctore Richardo Mead M. D. Collegii Med. Lond. & Regiae Soc. Socio, Medico Regio. Ex Anglico sermone in Latinum versa a Joshua Nalson M. D. accedit ejusdem Richardi Mead Dissertatio de Imperio Solis ac Lunae in corpora humana, & morbis inde oriun

      NAPOLI: Amstelaedami, et Denuo - Neapoli. Expensis (a spese di) Bernardino Gessari, 1739. Rilegato. DISCRETO. 11 18,7. USATO

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         Projet de taille tarifée . revue par l'auteur et augmentee de nouvelles observations.A Roterdam, chez Jean Daniel Beman , 1739.

      A Roterdam, chez Jean Daniel Beman 1739 - Cm. 18,5, pp. (4), 8, xxiv, 479 (1). Esemplare proveniente dalla biblioteca del Marchese Romualdo De Sterlich come si evince dall'antico timbretto al frontespizio "ex Museo March. De Sterlich" e dai titoli impressi in oro nella parte inferiore del dorso "R. S. segnatura s. III. 18". Il Marchese De Sterlich (Chieti 1712 - 1788) intraprese la creazione di una biblioteca pubblica nella Chieti del settecento, importante sia per il numero dei volumi, sia per la tempestività con cui veniva aggiornata, rappresentò inoltre un momento di rottura con la cultura circostante per la presenza di opere degli illuministi europei (Cfr. D.B.I., XXXIX, pp. 450-51). Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro al dorso, segnalibro in seta verde conservato. Alone chiaro limitato all'angolo inferiore delle ultime 70 pp. Bell'esemplare, intonso e in barbe. Charles Irenee Castel de Saint-Pierre abate di Tiron (1658-1743), va annoverato tra i più singolari pensatori di politica economica del Settecento francese. Autore, tra l'altro, di annali politici e di un importante discorso contro l'aumento della moneta ed in favore dei censi annuali, Castel de Saint-Pierre dedicò buona parte delle sue riflessioni ad eleborare un progetto di riforma delle imposizioni fiscali, culminate nel 1723 con la prima stesura di quest'opera, poi rivista ed aumentata più volte fino alla redazione della quinta datata appunto 1739. La "taille" fu concepita originariamente come tassa eccezionale rivolta ai possessori non nobili di terre (tassa proporzionale alla quantità di terra); divenne quindi imposizione permanente a partire dal 1439 e venne considerata, forse non a torto, tra i più detestabili provvedimenti fiscali dell'Ancien Régime. Quest'opera risulta divisa in due parti: nella prima L'A. si propone di teorizzare un calcolo delle tasse in base alle complessive ricchezze di ciascuno (quindi non solo ricchiezze riferibili alla terra); nella seconda vengono formulate numerose osservazioni pratiche e precise risposte alle numerosi obiezioni dottrinali susseguitesi negli anni successivi alla prima stesura. Raro. Cfr. Cat. Einaudi, 151 per altre edizioni; Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         RISTRETTO DELLE RAGIONI CATTOLICHE, LEGALI, E POLITICHE IN DIFESA DELLE REPUBLICHE.

      S.E., NAPOLI 1739 - ITALIANO Eccezionale opera anonima della seconda metà del '700 proveniente da tipografia napoletana, formato in octavo, rilegatura in vitellino visibilmente usurata dal tempo, coperta allentata sul dorso, pagine imbrunite e macchiate, usufruibilità dell'opera non compromessa, nota manoscritta nella sottocoperta, frontespizio completo con stemma in arabesco, capolettera filigranata incorniciata, richiami e segnature presenti, da considerarsi opera rara

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         AN ACCOUNT OF THE EXPEDITION OF THE BRITISH FLEET TO SICILY

      J & R TONSON, 1739. Previous owners inscriptions: No. Book Condition: Good. Both front and back blank pages loose within book. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: 1739. Edition: Unknown. Pages: 216. Pages 210, 211, 214 and 215 are numbered 310, 311, 314 and 315, 212 and 213 are correct. Description: Collected from the Admiral's Manuscripts, and other Original Papers. An account of Byng's finest hour. The decisive defeat of a Spanish fleet off Cape Passaro in Sicily in 1718. Any questions please ask.. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket.

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         Manuscript/handwritten in German: Geistliches Rauchwerk das ist ein gebettbuch eren zusammen getragen und geschriebenes betbuchlein in sich begreifend Schone Morgens Abents Communion .nebenst dennen heiligen gottes

      Mannheim 1739 - Original 1739 handwritten illuminated prayerbook in black and red ink. 132 pages followed by index of prayers and eight blank pages. Arranged throughout the text are 18 full-page mounted copper engravings by S(imon) T(haddaus) Sondermayr of Augsburg, after J Weis. Catholic Morning and Evening prayers, special prayers such as Communion. Numerous pages have smudges or waterspots in the ink. Each page with red double rule and key words inked in red calligraphy. Binding is red decorated leather. Five raised bands. Page edges gilt. A 4 x 2-3/4" parchment with brightly hand colored three-scene illustration captioned Ursprung S Maria. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Quaresma Poetica. Distribuida por todos los dias de la Quaresma, en un Soneto, y Veinte Coplas de Romance Castellano cada Feria, desde el Miercoles de Ceniza, hasta el Dominguo de Pasqua inclusive.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Joseph Gonzalez, 1739. - in-4. 14ff. 183pp. (i.e. 187). Plein vélin souple du temps (plat supérieur rétréci). Edition Originale dédiée à la Vierge du Pilar de Saragosse. Ce recueil destiné à accompagner le Carême, contient pour chaque jour du jeûne des poèmes sur différents sujets bibliques. Premier plat de la reliure défectueux, mais bon état intérieur. Palau, 207851. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Histoire de Marguerite de Valois, Reine de Navarre, soeur de François Ier.

      Paris, aux dépens des libraires 1739 - 4 tomes en 2 vol. in-12, 166-[4]-132 et [2]-156-[2]-168 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Dos légèrement insolés. Edition originale. Depuis sa première publication en 1696, cette biographie romancée de Marguerite d'Angoulême, dans le genre des "histoires secrètes" que le siècle affectionnait, connut de nombreuses rééditions jusqu'en 1783. Petite-fille de Jacques Nompar de Caumont, Charlotte-Rose de Caumont-La Force (1650-1724) fut une poétesse et romancière très appréciée au XVIIIe siècle, où elle servit de modèle à de nombreuses femmes de lettres. Une provenance éclairée. Précieux exemplaire de Marie de Vichy-Champrond, marquise du Deffand (1697-1780), avec vignette ex-libris "Du legs de la marquise du Deffand au Prince de Beauvau" (contrecollée sur les premières gardes). En effet, le Prince faisait fidèlement partie des quelques familiers de Mme du Deffand dont la société quotidienne devint d'autant plus précieuse qu'elle perdit la vue à partir de 1753. Elle évoque fréquemment leurs relations et sa compagnie dans sa correspondance. Il deviendra son éxécuteur testamentaire et elle lui délègua le droit de faire un choix dans ses livres ainsi que de copier sa correspondance dont une partie fut éditée. Le choix fait par M. de Beauvau constitua une petite bibliothèque dont il fit faire ces ex-libris. Ils ne se rencontrent que très rarement. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Histoire de la ville de Montpellier, depuis son origine jusqu'à notre tems ; avec un abrégé historique de tout ce qui précède son établissement. A laquelle on a ajouté l'histoire particulière des jurîdictions anciénes & modernes de cette ville, avec les statuts qui lui sont propres.

      Montpellier, Jean Martel (tome 1), Rigaud Père et Fils (tome 2), 1737-1739, pleine basane XXe, genre ancien, dos à nerfs ornés. -Petit manque de papier sur 2 ff. du tome 1, ayant entraîné la perte de qq. lettres (pp. 1-2 et 573-574) ; mouillures dans la partie inf. d'un tiers des ff. et la marge int. d'une vingtaine de ff. du tome 1 ; très petit travail de vers, sans atteinte du texte, dans les marges int. et ext. d'une vingtaine de ff. du tome 2 ; 2 plans renforcés au verso avec du papier de l'époque, sans manque ; 2 ff. restaurés en marge avec du papier ancien, sans atteinte du texte. - 2 volumes in-folio de (12)-XXXIV-(2)-707-(7) pp. + 3 plans dépl. h.t. sur double page et (8)-455 pp. ; Le tome second contient "L'origine de son Église, la suite de ses évêques, ses églises particulières, ses monastères anciens & modernes, ses hôpitaux. Avec un abrégé historique de son université & de ses collèges". Dans ce tome, le nom de l'auteur est orthographié Degrefeuille.Edition originale.Conlon 37 : 271 ; Bourgeois et André, S.H.F. 1344 et 7831.Charles d'Aigrefeuille, prêtre et chanoine de la cathédrale, a consulté pour écrire son histoire, les remontrances du temps et les papiers de Delort."L'Histoire de la ville de Montpellier, rédigée par le chanoine Charles d’Aigrefeuille au cours de la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle, constitue encore aujourd’hui l’une des sources principales pour qui s’intéresse à l'histoire de Montpellier. L’auteur y décrit une ville médiévale profondément chrétienne, fidèle au pape, dévote à ses saints, menée par la vertu de ses seigneurs et de ses évêques, véritables modèles de gouvernement. La manière dont d’Aigrefeuille construit cette image quelque peu idéalisée du Montpellier médiéval montre qu’elle s’inscrit dans le contexte des controverses religieuses de son époque et dans la valorisation d’un passé fantasmé, mettant en valeur les racines catholiques de la ville." (Les cahiers de Fanjaux 49).

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         Anatomia Corporum Humanorum centum et quatuordecim tabulis, singulari artificio, nec minori elegantia ab excellentissimis, qui in Europa sunt, artificibus ad vivum expressis, atque in aes incisis illustrata. Amplius explicata, multisque novis anatomicis inventis, chirurgicisque observationibus aucta Guilielmo Cowper accedunt ejusdem introductio in oeconomiam animalium, & Index in totum Opus. Omnia nunc primum latinitate donata. Curante Guilierlo Dundass.

      Leiden, Johan Arnold Langerak 1739. (frontispiece, 9) 59 (2), 114 folia. Rebound half Leather with 5 raised bands, large Folio 54 x 38 cm. (The pages are occasionally soiled, mostly in the margins, some of the plates are reinforced on the verso, the pages of the Appendix are reinforced in the margins. Otherwise a good and firm copy. Usually plate number 10 is also a folding plate but in this copy both halfs are bound seperately which makes 115 full-page engravings instead of the usual 114. The first Latin edition of one of the finest anatomical works of the eighteenth century by the English surgeon William Cowper, 1666-1709. The work was initially published by Cowper in English with the title 'The Anatomy of Humane Bodies' (1698), and was an almost direct copy of the 'Anatomia Humani Corporis' (1685) by the Dutch surgeon and professor of anatomy Govard Bidloo, 1649-1713. Cowper translated this work, added 9 plates and some of his own commentaries and published it as his own work. Although the obvious plagiarism the work became, also due to its improvements, more famous than the original and was reprinted three times in the eighteenth century, once in English and twice in Latin. The large anatomical atlas is illustrated with a frontispiece and 115 full-page engravings, of which 2 folding engravings. The plates depict the human bodies of adults and infants in living form and different types of dissection. The first 106 plates (numbered as 105) are engraved by Pieter van Gunst after the drawings of Gerard de Lairesse, the final 9 plates are engraved by Michel van der Gucht after the drawings of Henry Cook. All of the plates are accompanied by a description of the depicted dissection on the facing leaves. The plates are very sharp and detailed and despite the subjects displayed they provide a tasteful representation of dissection. With good reason called one of the most beautiful anatomical atlases of the eighteenth century.) Atkinson, J. (1834). Medical Bibliography: A. and B., p. 278-280 / Hahn, A./Dumaître, P. (1962). Histoire de la Médecine et du Livre Médical, p. 284 / Lindeboom, G.A. (1982). Cowper's brutale 'plagiaat' van Bidloo's Anatomische Atlas, in Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde / Morton, L.T./Garrison, F.H. (1983). A medical bibliography, No. 385 / Stafford, B.M. (1993). Body Criticism: Imaging the Unseen in Enlightenment Art and Medicine, p. 59.

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         Instituzioni meccaniche. Trattato.

      - Firenze, Stamperia di S.A.R., Gio. Gaetano Tartini, e Santi Franchi 1739. Gr.8°. VIII, 160 S. und 20 gef. Kupfertafeln. HPgmt.d.Zt. Berieben und etwas bestossen, Deckelbezugspapier mit Fehlstellen. Die letzten 3 Tafeln etwas wasserrandig. Erste Augabe. Poggendorf I, 940. Grandi, Mathematikprofessor in Pisa, war Mitarbeiter an den Publikationen Galileis. Wichtiges Werk zur Mechanik. Breitrandiges Exemplar.

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         Julii Clari Alexandrini, juris-consulti longe clarissimi, Philippi II Hispaniarum Regis Opera omnia, sive practica civilis et criminalis

      GINEVRA: Haeredum Cramer et Fratrum Philibert, 1739. rilegato. BUONO. 23,5 37. USATO

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         Dei regni di Boemia, e d'Ungheria, dell'Imperio Germanico in generale, ed in particolare de' circoli d'Austria, Baviera, Franconia, Sassonia, superiore, e inferiore Fa parte di: Lo stato presente di tutti i paesi, e popoli del mondo naturale, politico e morale, con nuove osservazioni, e correzioni degli antichi, e moderni viaggiatori. Volume IX

      presso Giambatista Albrizzi, 1739. in 8°, 19 cm, rilegatura coeva in piena pergamena, titolo in oro su tassello al dorso; pp. (24), 479, (1), antiporta calcografica, 7 carte geografiche più volte ripiegate e 6 tavole ripiegate fuori testo, antichi restauri al verso di 7 tavole, restauro al 1° piatto

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         The Earl of Strafforde's Letters and Dispatches, with an essay towards his life by Sir George Radcliffe from the Originals in the Possession of his Great Grandson The Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Malton, Knight of the Bath [2 volumes]

      Printed for the Editor, London 1739 - , Volume I, [10], 527, [5] pages. Volume II, 439, [5] pages. Both volumes contain one full page plate (frontispiece) after Van Dyke by George Vertue First Edition , small splits to joints on both volumes, small chips to heads and tails of the spines, corners bumped and rubbed, some scuffing to boards and edges, small tear in endpaper of volume II, pages clean, good condition , both volumes bound in full marbled calf with 6 raised bands on the spine as well as gilt decoration, tan title label and black volume label , folio, 37 x 23.5 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Compendium Historiae Ecclesiasticae V. et N Testamenti

      Leipzig : Gleditsch, 1739. 1034 seiten HalbPergament Halbpergamenteinband mit marorierten Deckeln. Hevorragender Zustand Krichengeschichte, Theologie, Protestantismus

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         Der Kern Türckischer Geschichte, Nehmlich: Von Ursprung der Türckischen Religion und Reiches, ihrem Propheten Mahomed, seinem Anfang und Nachforgern, denen Caliphen und Türckischen Kaysern, etc. etc. Ihren, wie auch einiger ihrer vornehmen Ministers seltsamen Fatis, geführten blutigen Kriegen [...].

      Erfurt, Johann Michael Funck, 1739. 8°. Mit gest. Frontispiz u. 48 ganzs. Textholzschnitten. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 7 Bll., 763 (1) S., 6 Bll., Mod. HPgmt. unter Verwendung alten Materials. Erweiterte Fassung des „Amphiteatrum Turcicum“, von einem neuen Verfasser aktualisiert, „nachdem nun der erste Auctor verstorben“. - Über die Hälfte des Bandes nimmt die Schilderung der erfolgreichen Zurückdrängung der Türken seit Wien 1683 und den Erfolgen des Prinzen Eugen ein. - Das Frontispiz mit einem Portrait des türkischen Sultans Mahomet und darunter einer Ansicht von Belgrad. Die ganzs. Holzschnitte mit Trachtendarstellungen verschiedenster Stände der Türkei und des Balkans. - Das alte Pergament fleckig. Vorsatzbll. entfernt. Titel m. gelöschtem Stempel. Ein Blatt mit Besitzvermerk, ein weiteres gestempelt. Durchg. gebräunt u. braunfleckig. - Nicht bei Holzmann/B.; Lipperheide; Colas; Sturminger u.a. Versand D: 12,50 EUR Türkei, Turcica, Der Kern Türckischer Geschichte, Nehmlich: Von Ursprung der Türckischen Religion und Reiches, ihrem Propheten Mahomed, seinem Anfang und Nachforgern, denen Caliphen und Türckischen Kaysern, Balkan

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         A Treatise of Human Nature:

      London: John Noon (vol. III Thomas Longman),, 1739-40. Being An Attempt to introduce the experimental Method of Reasoning into Moral Subjects. 3 volumes, octavo (195 x 122 mm). Rebound to style in modern speckled calf, red and green morocco labels to spines, red morocco roundels on green labels lettered in gilt, compartments ruled in gilt, raised bands tooled with rope-twist roll in gilt, boards double-ruled in black, red sprinkled edges. Engraved head- and tailpieces and initials. Contents to Books I and II additionally bound in to the front of volume 2. Corrections neatly made in pencil to contents of volume 1 following errata, 2 faint marginal pencil marks to volume 2. A fine set with very occasional spotting. First edition of Hume's first great work, rarely found thus, with two of five leaves which Chuo notes as often cancelled in the uncancelled state (A4 and F6 of volume 3). Hume composed the first two books before he was 25 during his three years in France. He returned to London with the finished manuscript by mid-September 1737, but he did not sign articles of agreement with a publisher, John Noon, for another twelve months, and the two volumes finally appeared, anonymously, at the end of January 1739. Already fearing that they would not be well received, Hume had meanwhile begun a third volume, Of Morals, in part a restatement of the arguments of these first two books, which was not published until 5 November 1740 by a different publisher, Thomas Longman. Hume treated the third volume as a discrete work in its own right in so far as he later "cast anew" its contents alone as An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751). As a result of this broken-backed publication history, the three volumes of the Treatise are rarely found together. "The book comes up for sale so seldom that one may doubt whether more than one or two hundred can be extant" (Keynes and Sraffa, in their introduction to Hume's Abstract).

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         Plan de Paris.

      Paris Achevé de gravure 1739 - Folio (56.4 x 45.4 cm). Folding overview map, 20 double-page maps engraved by Claude Lucas after Bretez including 1-16 numbered in the plate, plates 18 and 19 joined and folded. Contemporary red morocco gilt, covers with gilt borders, gilt arms of Paris to covers, fleur-de-lys to corners, spine in ten compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, others with fleur-de-lys tooling, raised bands, a very attractive example. Turgot's celebrated plan of Paris during the reign of Louis XV - a fine, fresh copy attractively bound in full morocco. Michel-Etienne Turgot (1690-1751), Louis XV's Prévot des Marchands, commissioned this plan in 1734 from Louis Bretez, a sculptor, painter and perspective specialist, who used the conventional bird's-eye representation (isometric projection). The stunning result shows maps with great and decorative details, being an important record of the architecture and gardens of Baroque Paris, the world capital at the time. This was the last major example of this type of plan. Michel-Etienne Turgot was chief of the municipality of Paris as provost of merchants (the equivalent of today's mayor). He is the father of the famous economist and statesman Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, which history has remembered as an early advocate for economic liberalism. What motivated Michel-Etienne Turgot to commission a map of Paris was his will to promulgate the reputation of the city for Parisian, provincial or foreign elites. That is why he asked Louis Bretez (c. 16. - Paris, 1736), a French architect, cartographer and professor of perspective who belonged to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, to draw up the plan of Paris and its suburbs. Over his two years of work (1734-1736), Bretez was granted access to all the houses and gardens he needed to visit in order to take the relevant measurements. The 21 sheets of the plan were created in 1736 by Claude Lucas, engraver of the Royal Academy of Sciences. The plan was published in 1739, and the prints were bound in volumes offered to the King, the members of the Academy and the Municipality. Additional copies were kept to be used as representations of France to foreigners. The 21 engraved brass plates are held by the Chalcography of the Louvre, where they are still used for re-printing based on the same techniques as almost three centuries ago. Millard 39. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Opera varia inunum congesta. 2 Bde in 1 Bd. = De Motu Cordis et de Aneurismatibus.

      Venice, Sanctus Pecori, 1739, Folio, XXXVI, 262 pp. XII, 265, (25) pp., with 2 großen gefalteten Karten, 10 Kupfertafeln, Pappband d.Zt frisches , feines Exemplar. The best, the moste complete and rarest edition of the collected works of this great Italian clinician. This rare and important collection contains:De Subitaneis Mortibus Libri duo. Differtatio de Nativis, deque Adventitiis Romani Coli Qualitatibus, cui accedit Hiftoria Epidemiae Rheumaticae, quae per hyemem anni 1709. vagata eft. De Noxiis Paludum Effluviis Libri duo. Dissertatio Hiftorica de Bovilla Pefte, ex Campaniae fin ibus anno 1713. Latio importata, cui accedit Confilium de Equorum Epidemia, quae Romae graflata eft anno 1712. De Recta Studiorum Medicorum ratione instituenda. Humani Corporis Anatomica Synpfis. De humorum secretionibus in genere, ac praecipue de bilis in hepate separatione. An acidum ex sanguine extrahi queat. De triplici Inteftinorum Polypo. De Phyfiognomia. De Sede Cogitantis animae. De Ortu, Vegetatione, ac textura fungorum. De Plinianae Villae Ruderibus. Forma, ac Methodus delcribendae morborum hiftoriae. De Motu Cordis & Aneurysmatibus.Lancisi laid the basis for cardiac pathology with his observation of valvular lesions and cardiac dilatation in correlation with symptoms of disease. He was the first to describe cardiac syphilis, he also notable as an epidemiologist, with clear insight into the theory of contagion. The copperplates depict the cardio-vascular system, the maps relate to the Pontine Marshes near Rome. In 'De Motu Cordis et de Aneurysmatibus', in which the germ of many later notions can be found. For instance, Lancisi gave very clear descriptions of warthy growths on valves and of dilated and strongly pulsating cervical veins in right heart dilatation (differentiating them from the pulsations in chlorosis). It should be noted that Lancisi described also correctly the genuine arterial (in particular aortic) and caridac aneurysm, as we know it. Still more pertinent to present day cardiology was his 'De subitaneis Mortibus'. Of course the definition of sudden death was not so strict as it is now - much debated as this question has been in our own time - but it is interesting that Pope Clement XI, alarmed by a recent increase of the number unexpected deaths among prominent people in Rome, ordered Lancisi to inquire by autopsy the cause of every sudden or quickly occuring death in the years 1705 and 1706. The findings proved far from uniform and the epicrisis (Scholium) was often couched in vague terms of iatrochemical hypotheses. However, in some cases of rupture of an aortic aneurysm was found and in ohter instances an aneurym (dilatation) of the heart which probably was due to hypertension or aortitis with aortic insufficiency. In one young patient with valvular disease and a large spleen, bacterial endocarditits may have been present.Lancisi did also important research on malaria, he pointed out that the fevers afflicting Rome and the surrounding countryside were closely related to the presence of swamps, which encouraged the multiplying of mosquitoes,. By a brillant intuition Lancisi attributed the spread of the disease to these insects, and strongly advocated the draining of the swamps - unfortunately without success. During his life he collected a personal medical library of considerable size (well over 20,000 volumes) and interest, which he generously donated to the Hospital of Santo Spirito the library is now named for Lancisi.Grundlage der Pathologie der Gefässe und des Herzens! Giovanni Maria Lancisi (1654-1720) gehört zu den großen römischen Ärzten. Er war der Leibarzt dreier Päpste. Seine klassichen Schriften behandeln die Pathologie der Herzkrankheiten, die Seuchenlehre und Tropenmedizin. Lancisi veröffentlichte 1784 die 1582 entstandenen Tafeln des Eustachius, die bis dahin vergessen in der Vatikanischen Bibliothek lagerten.-cf. G.M. 71, 391, 2731, 2973, 5232 DSB VII, p.613ff Heirs of Hippocrates No.445-448 Snellen, Hist. of Cardiology, p 36ff.. Fine copy. Not in Cushing, Osler, Waller, etc.

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         Libera Imperalis Wormatia Pressa Suspirantis Actorum Wormatiensum Novissorum Volumen. Dem Publico mitgetheilt. Gedruckt Anno 1739; Libera Imperalis Wormatiae Pressa Suspirantis Actorum Wormatiensum Novissorum Volumen Alterum Gedruckt Anno 1739; Actorum Wormatiensium Volumen Tertium Gedruckt Anno 1740; Partis Mediae Actorum Wormatiensum Voluminis Primi Adjectio ex Actis Recentioribus Gedruckt Anno 1740; Pressa Suspirans Actorum Wormatiensum Novissorum

      Stadt Worms, Bürgermeister Von Denzisau, 1739; 1739; 1740; 1740. - 10 nn Bl., 306 S.;13 nn Bl., (Falsch eingebunden S.493/494/Errata), 307- 492 S.; 5 nn.Bl., 154 S.; 68 S. Erste und letzte ca. 10 Blatt mit Knickspuren, stellenweise gebräunt, Besitzvermerk auf Titel, ohne Einband. Von dem ehemaligen Broschüreneinband nur Reste erhalten. Insgesamt befriedigender Zustand. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1750 Buchblock mit Resten des Broschureneinbandes, ca. 21,5 x 33 cm

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        La confession coupée ou la méthode facile pour se préparer aux confessions particulières et générales; dans laquelle est renfermée l'examen général de tous les péchés... lesquels sont tous coupés, & disposés de manière que sans rien écrire on lève chaque article dont on se veut confesser... le tout se remet... comme il étoit auparavant...

      Paris, Théodore de Hansy, 1739, pet. in 12, de 2ff.-44pp. & 188pp. à languettes mobiles & 2ff., pl. veau brun époque, dos orné, coiffes usées, bon exemplaire peu utilisé. Curieuse et ingénieuse méthode de confession dont les premières éditions datent du XVIIe siècle. Les péchés sont imprimés sur des petites languettes que l'on soulève et éventuellement replie pour se souvenir des fautes à confesser, et que l'on replace ensuite, le tout formant une sorte de livre à système. La longue liste des péchés laisse songeur ! et le procédé tout à fait particulier a peut-être inspiré Raymond Queneau pour ses "Cent mille milliards de poèmes" ? Ouvrage en tout cas peu commun, bien sûr fragile, et rarement bien conservé.

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