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        TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE: BEING AN ATTEMPT TO INTRODUCE THE EXPERIMENTAL METHOD OF REASONING INTO MORAL SUBJECTS. Vol. I. OF THE UNDERSTANDING; Vol. III OF MORALS...With an Appendix. Wherein some Passages of the foregoing Volumes are illustrted and explain'd..

      London: Printed for John Noon, at the White-Hart, near Mercer's Chapel in Cheapside; for Thomas Longman at the Ship in Pater-noster Row, 1739; 1740. 2 volumes. Rare First Edition of each volume. Hume's first and greatest work. 8vo (20.3 cm x 12.5 cm; (20 cm x 12.5 cm), bound in rarely encountered original contemporary polished calf, the upper covers with double fillet surrounding lines gilt, the spines with raised bands ruled in gilt, volume numbers in gilt. Vol. I: [ii] - blank, title-page, [ii] - Advertisement, [iii] - Contents, [i] - Errata of Vol. I & II, 475, [1] - Publisher's Advert. With P1 cancelled; Vol. III: title page, advertisement, Contents, Errata, 1-281, [283 blank], 284 - 310 appendix, [A4 and F6 in the uncancelled state]. A very handsome and pleasing set in rare original calf, the text-blocks crisp, unpressed and clean, old ownership signature excised from the title-pages hinges strong though with some wear or cracking, edges generally in fine order, the tips and extremities with some light wear or rubbing, a bit of wear to the head-caps. Nice old presentation inscriptions to the pastedowns. EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF BOTH VOLUMES I AND III. COPIES ARE SELDOM SEEN OFFERED IN COMMERCE. VOLUMES BOUND IN THE ORIGINAL CALF OF THE PERIOD, AS HERE, ARE ESPECIALLY ELUSIVE. Hume called A Treatise of Human Nature: "a work which the Author had projected before he left College, and which he wrote and published not long after. But not finding it successful, he was sensible of his error in going to the press too early, and he cast the whole anew... where some negligences in his former reasoning and more in the expression, [were], he hopes, corrected." [Author's Introduction] 'Hume's introduction presents the idea of placing all science and philosophy on a novel foundation: namely, an empirical investigation into human psychology. He begins by acknowledging "that common prejudice against metaphysical reasonings [i.e., any complicated and difficult argumentation]", a prejudice formed in reaction to "the present imperfect condition of the sciences" (including the endless scholarly disputes and the inordinate influence of "eloquence" over reason). But since the truth "must lie very deep and abstruse" where "the greatest geniuses" have not found it, careful reasoning is still needed. All sciences, Hume continues, ultimately depend on "the science of man": knowledge of "the extent and force of human understanding,... the nature of the ideas we employ, and... the operations we perform in our reasonings" is needed to make real intellectual progress. So Hume hopes "to explain the principles of human nature", thereby "propos[ing] a compleat system of the sciences, built on a foundation almost entirely new, and the only one upon which they can stand with any security." But an a priori psychology would be hopeless: the science of man must be pursued by the experimental methods of the natural sciences. This means we must rest content with well-confirmed empirical generalizations, forever ignorant of "the ultimate original qualities of human nature". And in the absence of controlled experiments, we are left to "glean up our experiments in this science from a cautious observation of human life, and take them as they appear in the common course of the world, by men's behaviour in company, in affairs, and in their pleasures." In Book I: Of the Understanding, Hume begins by arguing that each simple idea is derived from a simple impression, so that all our ideas are ultimately derived from experience: thus Hume accepts concept empiricism and rejects the purely intellectual and innate ideas found in rationalist philosophy. Hume's doctrine draws on two important distinctions: between impressions (the forceful perceptions found in experience, "all our sensations, passions and emotions") and ideas (the faint perceptions found in "thinking and reasoning"), and between complex perceptions (which can be distinguished into simpler parts) and simple perceptions (which cannot). In Book II: Of the Passions (not present here), Hume begins by recalling Book I's distinction between impressions of sensation ("original impressions", arising from physical causes outside the mind) and impressions of reflection ("secondary impressions", arising from other perceptions within the mind), examining only the latter. He divides these "reflective impressions"--"the passions, and other emotions resembling them"--into "the calm and the violent" (nearly imperceptible emotions of "beauty and deformity", and turbulent passions we experience more strongly) and into "direct and indirect" (depending on how complicated the causal story behind them is). Pride and humility are indirect passions, and Hume's account of the two is his leading presentation of the psychological mechanisms responsible for the indirect passions. In Book III: Hume begins by examining the nature of moral evaluation, offering a critique of moral rationalism and a defense of moral sentimentalism: in the terms of his overall system, Hume is arguing that the evaluations in our mind are impressions, not ideas. His main target is the rationalism of such philosophers as Clarke and Balguy, which posits "eternal fitnesses and unfitnesses of things, which are the same to every rational being that considers them", in effect classifying morality alongside mathematics under "relations of ideas". Hume's principal arguments against this rationalism rest on Book 2's thesis that there is no opposition between reason and the passions: reason alone cannot motivate us, and "passions, volitions, and actions" cannot be in agreement or disagreement with reason. This thesis "proves directly", he writes, that an action's moral status cannot consist in the action's agreement or disagreement with reason, and it "proves indirectly" that moral evaluation, which has a practical influence on us and can "excite passion[s] and produce or prevent actions", cannot be "the offspring of reason". Nor can the morality of an action be founded on the true or false judgments causally linked to it: no immoral action is wrong due to its arising from a mistake of fact, or (contra Wollaston) due to its causing false judgments in others. The conclusion of Book 3, and therefore the Treatise as a whole, briefly recapitulates the reasoning for Hume's thesis that "sympathy is the chief source of moral distinctions". Indeed, most would agree that justice and "the useful qualities of the mind" are valued for their usefulness, and what besides sympathy can explain why we care about the public good or "the happiness of strangers"? This "system of ethics" is not only supported by "solid argument", Hume adds, but it can help moralists show the "dignity" and the "happiness" of virtue. First, it puts morality in a good light to see it derived from "so noble a source" as sympathy: we end up approving of virtue, the sense of virtue, and even the psychological principles underlying the sense of virtue. And while the artificiality of justice may seem unattractive at first, this disappears when we remember that since "[t]he interest, on which justice is founded, is the greatest imaginable, and extends to all times and place", therefore the rules of justice are "stedfast and immutable; at least, as immutable as human nature". Secondly, a life of virtue pays off quite well, bringing immediate advantages, an enhanced social reputation, and the "inward satisfaction" of a mind able to "bear its own survey". So, while Hume presents himself as a theoretical "anatomist" who dissects human psychology into ugly bits, his work is well-suited for the practical "painter" who styles morality into a beautiful and inviting ideal.' Wikimedia Foundation

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        The history of the life of Peter I Emperor of Russia in three volumes.More imagesHistory of the life of Peter I. Emperor of Russia. 3 volumes

      First Edition, [22]+ 350 + [6]+ 354 + [6]+ 409 pages sider, J. Read London, 1739, Bound in 3 Contemporary calf with goldline decoration on spines with raised bands and red morocco lettering piece, With only small wear, fine wide-margined copy Vol l with frontispiece, with 2 folding maps and 2 folding plates. Vol II with with 1 folding map and 7 plates, 5 of them folding, volIII with frontispiece

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        Hieronymi Fracastorii veronensis, Adami Fumani canonici veronensis, et Nicolai Archii comitis Carminum editio II. Mirum in modum locupletior, ornatior, & in II. tomos distributaIn hoc italicae Fracastorii epistolae adjectae, nunc primum summo studio quaesitae, & congestae; inter quas eminentlongiores illae amoebaeae, seu potius libelli, Jo. Baptistae Rhamnusii & Fracastorii de Nili incremento...

      Josephus Cominus, 1739. Quattro parti in due volumi di cm. 26, pp. xl, 204, 171 (5) xii, 282 (2) 139 (1). Ritratto del Fracastoro all'antiporta del primo volume, primo frontespizio in rosso e nero con stemma cominiano, varie testate ed ornamenti tipografici. Solida legatura e elegante legatura strettamente coeva in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti. Dorsi a nervi con filetti in oro e titoli su tasselli in marocchino. Esemplare fresco, a carte candide ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Celebre ed apprezzata edizione cominiana che comprende le opere del Fracastoro, compresi frammenti, lettere, scritti minori ed una traduzione italiana del poema La Sifilide, L'opera di Adamo Fumano ed i Numeri di Niccolò d'Arco. Cfr. Federici: "raro"; Brunet (II, 1363): "Belle édit. très bonne et fort estimée".

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        Denkwürdiger und nützlicher Antiquarius des Neckar- Mayn- Lohn- und Mosel-Stroms, Welcher die wichtigsten und angenehmsten geograph- histor- und politischen Merkwürdigkeiten von dieser 4. Flüsse Ursprung an, bis sie sich endlich in den Rhein ergiesen, darstellet.

      7 Bl., 762 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 4 gefalteten Kupferstichkarten und 16 Kupfertafeln (davon 3 gefaltet). 8 (18 x 11,5 cm). Pappe der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Seitenstück zum "Rheinischen Antiquarius" (1739) mit Beschreibung von Neckar, Main, Lahn, Mosel und Saar mit den anliegenden bemerkenswerten Orten, Schlössern, Festungen, Klöstern etc. Weitere "Flußführer" zu Elbe und Donau ließ Dielhelm (1702-1784) noch folgen, ebenfalls ein "Allgemeines hydrographisches Lexicon". - Neben den Karten der vier Flußgebiete sind unter anderem Ansichten und Pläne von Ludwigsburg, Heilbronn, Mannheim, der Würzburger Residenz, Philippsruh, Marburg, Braunfels und Weilburg enthalten. - Gering gebräunt und kaum fleckig, die Tafeln und Karten mit unauffälligem kleinen Blindstempel "Haldenwang" in der oberen Ecke, eine Tafel und eine Karte seitlich etwas überstehend und bestoßen. Einband berieben und etwas bestoßen. - Vorderer Innendeckel mit Besitzvermerk von "Franz Graf von Kesselstatt" (1753-1841), Mainzer Domkapitular, Kunstsammler und Zeichner zahlreicher Mainzer Stadtansichten. *Demandt I, 97. Jöcher/Adelung II, 693. Pfeiffer 26357 (ungenau).

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        Nobiliaire de Provence. Armorial général de la Provence, du Comtat Venaissin, de la Principauté d'Orange. 3 dln. Aix-en-Provence 1974-1976. Geb., geïll., 1739 p.

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        Marmora Danica selectiora sive Inscriptionum,

      Qvotqvot fatorum injuriis per Daniam supersunt, velævo, vel elegantia, vel rei momento præ reliqvis execellentium Fasciculus, In duos Tomos distinctus, qvorum prior ea qvæ in Insulis Danicis, posterior qvæ in Cimbrica Chersoneso obvia sunt, complectitur, accedente ad calcem tomi posterioris, rerum personarumq; indice locupletissimo. 2 vols. Hafniæ [Kbhvn.]: e typographéo S.R.M. privil. 1739-41. Første binds titelblad trykt i rødt og sort. Folio. [8] + 276; [4] + 380 s. Enkelte blade let plettet og de sidste blade i bind 2 med svag fugtskjold i nederste yderste halvdel, ellers pænt eksemplar indbundet i ét nyere, let falmet halvlæderbind med farvet titelfelt på ryggen. Navn på første binds titelblad. * "Pontoppidans interesse for personalhistorie lagde sig for dagen i de to bind Marmora Danica som gengav indskrifter, navnlig fra ligsten og andre kirkelige monumenter. Omend afskrifterne langtfra altid er nøjagtige, er der dog her bevaret adskilligt som ellers var gået tabt." [Michael Neiiendam]. Omfatter også Slesvig. Med Ludvig Holbergs "Imprimantur". Bibl. Danica III,8.

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        Lo stato Presente di tutti i Paesi del Mondo Naturale, Politico, e Morale con nuove osservazioni, e correzioni degli Antichi e Moderni Viaggiatori

      1739. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone e ricchi fregi oro al dorso. Il volume tratta della Turchia in Europa, delle isole dell'arcipelago, Candia, e Morea; del regno della Polonia e de cosacchi Zaporowski. Opera riccamente illustrata da numerose incisioni: "Nuova carta dell'Europa Turchesca", "Grotta nell'Isola Antiparo", "Fortezza, o sia Castello dell'Isola di Tine", "Costantinopoli, sue vedute, e luoghi vicini", "Moschea di Costantinopoli detta la Solimania", "Veduta dell'Ellesponto, e del mare di Marmora", "Nuova Carta del Regno di Polonia", "Piano della città di Danzica", "Città di Varsavia", "Augusto II Re di Polonia, Ellettore di Sassonia", "Stanislao Leczinski Re di Polonia, Gran Duca di Littuania", "Caccia degli Orsi", "Donna attaccata dal male chiamato Plica, il quale fa crescer i capelli".

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        Plan de Paris, Commencé l'Année 1734. Dessiné et Gravé, sous les ordres de Messire Michel Etienne Turgot

      - Paris 1739, In-plano, 21Pl., relié. - Prima edizione, raro e prezioso, consistente in un piano generale suddiviso in 20 rettangoli numerati e che mostra schematicamente le 20 colpi di Parigi in prospettiva seguente, o 21 fogli di doppia pagina e su carta forte, il 18 e il 19 sono collegati e piegatura e contenente la cartuccia con il titolo e dei dati editoriali. pourait da meravigliarsi a disposizione tavole della collezione, in realtà obbediscono un ordine rigoroso. Le tavole erano collegati seguendo il piano generale, da sinistra a destra; eliminando, così uno recomposerait agevolmente collocando le schede in ordine, la grande mappa di Parigi prospettica di una dimensione approssimativa di 2,50 m 3 m (ciascuna piastra misura circa 50x80cm). Legatura in piena vitello screziato, periodo glaciale lo stemma della città di Parigi. Indietro con i nervi decorati con gigli, un centro e quattro pennacchi. Piatti colpito nel centro dei bracci della città di Parigi. Grande inquadratura fregio con gigli angolari. restauri molto discreti e abili. Michel Etienne Turgot Marchese Sousmont allora prevosto dei mercanti di Parigi, che cercano di promuovere l'immagine di Parigi commissionato Louis Bretez (membro dell'Accademia reale di pittura e scultura e professore di prospettiva) per una nuova mappa di Parigi. Bretz inizia a lavorare nel 1734. Per due anni, aiutato da l'autorizzazione del Turgot penetrare ovunque sceglie (giardini, case, monumenti) prendere misure precise. E 'stato solo nel 1736 che iniziò l'incisione. piani di Parigi si baseranno su una proiezione isometrica, conseguire una maggiore precisione rispetto alle solite vedute di uccelli, e in possesso e per la prima volta una chiara scoperta scientifica in termini di piani e bruciare una prodezza, tutti i monumenti , giardini e strade essere esattamente rappresentato, anche in molti dettagli. Il piano in prospettiva diventato così famoso che prenderà il nome del suo sponsor. Molto bella copia con lo stemma della città di Parigi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare et précieuse, composée d'un plan général découpé en 20 rectangles numérotés et reprenant schématiquement les 20 plans de Paris en perspective qui suivent, soit 21 planches sur double page et sur papier fort, la 18 et la 19 étant liées et dépliantes, et contenant le cartouche avec le titre et les données éditoriales. On pourait s'étonner de la disposition des planches dans le recueil, elles obéissent en fait à un ordre strict. Les planches ont été reliées en suivant le plan général, de gauche à droite ; en les retirant, on recomposerait ainsi aisément en plaçant les planches dans l'ordre, le grand plan de Paris en perspective d'une taille approximative de 2,50 m sur 3 m (chaque planche mesurant environ 50x80cm). Reliure en plein veau marbré et glacé d'époque aux armes de la ville de Paris. Dos à nerfs orné de fleurs de lys, une centrale et quatre en écoinçons. Plats frappés en leur centre des armes de la ville de Paris. Large frise d'encadrement avec fleurs de lys angulaires. Très discrètes et habiles restaurations. Michel Etienne Turgot, Marquis de Sousmont, alors Prévôt des marchands de Paris, cherchant à promouvoir l'image de Paris commissionne Louis Bretez (membre de l'Académie royale de peinture et sculptures et professeur de perpective) pour un nouveau plan de Paris. Bretez commence son travail en 1734. Durant deux années, aidé par l'autorisation de Turgot de pénétrer partout où bon lui semble (jardins, maisons, monuments) il prend des mesures précises. C'est seulement en 1736 qu'il débute la gravure. Les plans de Paris seront établis selon une projection isométrique, réalisant une plus grande précision que les habituelles vues d'oiseaux, et possédant ainsi pour la première fois une nette avancée scientifique dans la manière de graver les plans et un véritable exploit, tous les monuments, jardins et rues étant très exactement représentés, jusque dans de nombreux détails. Le plan en perspective cavalière deviendra si célèbre qu'il prendra le nom de son commanditaire. Très bel exemplaire aux armes de la ville de Paris.

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        Marmora Danica selectiora sive Inscriptionum,

      1739 1739 - Qvotqvot fatorum injuriis per Daniam supersunt, velævo, vel elegantia, vel rei momento præ reliqvis execellentium Fasciculus, In duos Tomos distinctus, qvorum prior ea qvæ in Insulis Danicis, posterior qvæ in Cimbrica Chersoneso obvia sunt, complectitur, accedente ad calcem tomi posterioris, rerum personarumq; indice locupletissimo. 2 vols. Hafniæ [Kbhvn.]: e typographéo S.R.M. privil. 1739-41. Første binds titelblad trykt i rødt og sort. Folio. [8] + 276; [4] + 380 s. Enkelte blade let plettet og de sidste blade i bind 2 med svag fugtskjold i nederste yderste halvdel, ellers pænt eksemplar indbundet i ét nyere, let falmet halvlæderbind med farvet titelfelt på ryggen. Navn på første binds titelblad. * "Pontoppidans interesse for personalhistorie lagde sig for dagen i de to bind Marmora Danica som gengav indskrifter, navnlig fra ligsten og andre kirkelige monumenter. Omend afskrifterne langtfra altid er nøjagtige, er der dog her bevaret adskilligt som ellers var gået tabt." [Michael Neiiendam]. Omfatter også Slesvig. Med Ludvig Holbergs "Imprimantur". Bibl. Danica III,8.

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        DICCIONARIO DE LA LENGUA CASTELLANA, ["Diccionario de Autoridades"] en que se explica el verdadero sentido de las voces, su naturaleza y calidad, con las phrases o modos de hablar, los proverbios o refranes, y otras cosas convenientes al uso de la lengua, compuesta por La Real Academia, 6 volumes, 1726-1739

      Madrid: En la Inmprenta de la Real Academia Espanola / Francisco de el Hierro, 1739. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 6 volumes complete, 1726-1739, large quarto, original Spanish vellum, titles handwritten on spines, engraved frontispiece in Vol. I by Palomino, title pages in red and black. LXXXXVI, 723, (10) 714, (12) 816, (12) 696, (36) 578 pp. Overall good plus to very good, minor library marks (discrete black call numbers on spine, bookplates on pastedown, blinfstamp on title pages), some soil and wrinkling to vellum, wear to top of spine of Vol. III, dampstaining to rear endpapers and last page of text of the first volume, moderate dampstaining to rear endpapers of second volume, last volume (VI) has some wear to spine including some old repairs to top of spine, contents VG. Contents bright and unmarked, occasional stain and foxing, minor expert strengthening to some inner hinges; but a lovely set. The first attempt to standardize the Spanish Castillian language, produced by the Real Academia Espanola de la Lengua, which was established in 1713 for the express purpose of producting this dictionary. Good auction records, 2530 GBP at Sotheby's in 1998 (including the hammer) for a similar copy. Palau 1286. SHIPPING OUT OF COUNTRY WILL ENTAIL EXTRA COST.

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        Regni Davidici et Salomonaei descriptio geographica et historica,

      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.

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        Die Neu-erfundene curieuse Floh-Falle, zu gänzlicher Ausrotttung der Flöhe. 4. und viel vermehrte Auflage.

      Ohne Ort 1739 - (17 x 11 cm). SS. (3)-94 (so komplett). Mit 1 gestochenen Tafel. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe von 1727 mit mehr als doppeltem Umfang. - Der Verfasser beschreibt unterschiedliche Methoden zur Vernichtung von Flöhen, darunter auch zwei auf der Tafel abgebildete Flohfallen. Die letzten Seiten enthalten einige lustige Floh-Historien. - Brückmann (1697-1753) war Naturforscher und Arzt in Braunschweig und Wolfenbüttel. Er legte eine beachtliche naturwissenschaftliche Sammlung und Bibliothek an und schrieb zahlreiche Werke meist botanischen Inhalts. - Die Tafel ist bei einigen Exemplaren als mitpaginiertes Frontispiz eingebunden. - Titel leicht gebräunt und mit Besitzeintrag von alter Hand. Oberer Rand stellenweise mit schmalem Fleckenrand, sonst gut erhalten. - VD18 1446182X [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      London: Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King [etc.], 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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        Antique Map-NIEUWE CAERT VAN FRIESLANT-FRIESLAND-Sterringa-Vegelin-Ottens-1739

      - Antique map, titled: 'Nieuwe Caert van Frieslant, Vermeerdert en verbetert op order der Ed. Mo. Heeren Gedeputeerde Staeten.' - Large attractive wall map, the so-called 'Vegelin-map'. It shows the Friesland counties Oostergo, Westergo and Zevenwolden. The edges of the map are decorated with coats of arms of Friesland, Oostergo, Zevenwolde, grietenijen, the towns and villages. Etching/engraving with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid paper. Description: Published by Reinier & Josua Ottens and Tobias van Dessel, 1739.Artists and Engravers: Published by Reinier & Josua Ottens. Cartographers: Bernardus Schotanus a Sterringa and Johan Vegelin van Claerenbergen. Condition: Very good, given age. Original folds, as issued. Three spots in the intersection of fold lines, with slight paper separation as is common with such a large map (backed). Light creasing. Printed from 6 plates attached together. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-P1-13 The overall size is ca. 50 x 46.1 inch. The image size is ca. 49 x 44.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 127 x 117 cm. The image size is ca. 124.5 x 113.5 cm.

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        Dissertatio de Telluris Figura habita in Seminario Romano So. Jesu.…

      One folding engraved plate. xxiii pp. Large 4to, attractive modern decorated paper over semi-stiff boards. Rome: A. de Rubeis, [1739]. First edition of one of Boscovich's first publications. "Early in his career his interest was drawn to the problem of the size and shape of the earth, an issue intensively discussed in the first half of the eighteenth century, since its resolution was thought to be crucial in an eventual choice between a Cartesian cosmology of vortices, which predicted an earth slightly elongated at the poles, and a Newtonian one of inertial motion under attractive forces, in which case the globe should be slightly flattened."-D.S.B., II, p. 329. In this work, "contemporary reviewers read a plea for removing the works of Copernicus from the Index."-Hill, "Roger Boscovich. A Biographical Essay" in Whyte, ed., Roger Joseph Boscovich (1961), p. 32. Fine copy. ❧ Riccardi, I, 173.

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        Della natura de' fiumi trattato fisico-matematico del Dott. Domenico Guglielmini. Nuova edizione con le annotazioni di Eustachio Manfredi

      Nella Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe, In Bologna 1739 - In 4°, 27 cm, rilegatura coeva in mezza pelle, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, p. xvi, 427, (1), al frontespizio bella vignetta incisa su rame con la tipica volpe dell'editore e sullo sfondo una veduta di Bologna, 18 tavole incise più volte ripiegate fuori testo che rappresentano degli strumenti di misura, dei vari tipi di misurazione dell'acqua, dell'alveo dei fiumi e le caratteristiche delle dighe e dei canali artificiali; una iniziale decorata. Qualche brunitura, ma nell'assieme bell'esemplare dai larghi margini con barbe. 2° edizione notevolmente amuentata e curata da Manfredi. Riccardi I, 643; Canterzani p. 95, n. 15 ". edizione rarissima." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zionitischer Weyrauchs-Hugel oder: Myrrhen Berg.

      Germantown: Christoph Sauer. 1739 - Contemporary paneled calf. 18mo. (12), 792, (14)pp. First edition. The first book of the Sauer press and the first colonial book printed in Gothic type. This hymnal, produced for the United Brethren at Ephrata and edited by that community's Reverend Peter Miller, contains 691 hymns with many composed by Conrad Beissel and his followers at the Ephrata Cloister. A good copy with some light wear to the calf binding. The spine has been repaired and the rear cover has been replaced else the binding is probably original. Internally the text is good with some moderate foxing and light edge-chipping to a few of the pages. The last 4 pages of the Index are defective with some of the text missing. The rest of the text is collated and complete and in very nice condition for its age. A few page corners are folded. Hildeburn 617; Evans 4466; Sabin 106364; Robacker, Pennsylvania German Literature, p. 31 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Conchis minus notis liber. Cui accessit specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini. -

      Venezia, G.B. Pasquali, 1739. In-4 (27,5 x 19 cm.). Legatura coeva in pergamena; angoli superiori leggermente usati. 5 tavole inc. in rame con varie riproduzioni di conchiglie. 88 pp.; fresco esemplare con dedica dell'autore: Auctoris Munus. Prima edizione di quest'opera sulle conchiglie meno conosciute nel mare di Rimini, stampata con cura dal noto tipografo veneziano. Manca a Nissen ed a Morazzoni First edition of a work on the lesser known shells in the sea near Rimini. With 5 engr. plates. Contemp. vellum, upper corners slightly worn; a fresh copy with ms. dedication by the author.

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        Projet de taille tarifée ... revue par l'auteur et augmentee de nouvelles observations

      chez Jean Daniel Beman. 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..

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        So zeiget sich Berlin, so kan man sichs vorstellen. Fünff Städte schließen es in festen Mauern und Wällen . ( Kopftitel ).

      - Kupferstich v. I. D. Schleuen, 1739, 40,5 x 55,8 Ernst, Schleuen, Nr. 12; siehe auch bei Schulz, PV, Nr. 58 und Schulz, Stadtpläne, Nr. 83. - Oben rechts als "2.tesBlatt" bezeichnet. - Schulz verzeichnet unter obigen Nummern jeweils 2 Stadtpläne, die zur gleichen Zeit erschienen. Hier vorliegende das 2. Blatt mit der Stadtansicht ( statt des Plans ) in der Mitte. Die Ansicht ist umgeben von 18 Teilansichten der Stadt. . Am linken und rechten Rand jeweils 4 Berliner Kirchen, die anderen 10 Teilansichten zeigen Berliner Gebäude, darunter das Prinzenpalais, Stadtschloß, Fürsienhaus, Charite, Collegien auf der Friedrichstadt, deutsche und franz. Kirche auf dem Friedrichswerder, königl. Gouverneurshaus, Kadettenschule, Monbijou und der königl. Marstall. - Unten links ein ins Bild gehender hinterlegter Einriss.

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        Plan de Paris, Commencé l'Année 1734. Dessiné et Gravé, sous les ordres de Messire Michel Etienne Turgot

      1739 - - Paris 1739, In-plano, 21Pl., relié. - Edition originale, rare et précieuse, composée d'un plan général découpé en 20 rectangles numérotés et reprenant schématiquement les 20 plans de Paris en perspective qui suivent, soit 21 planches sur double page et sur papier fort, la 18 et la 19 étant liées et dépliantes, et contenant le cartouche avec le titre et les données éditoriales. On pourait s'étonner de la disposition des planches dans le recueil, elles obéissent en fait à un ordre strict. Les planches ont été reliées en suivant le plan général, de gauche à droite ; en les retirant, on recomposerait ainsi aisément en plaçant les planches dans l'ordre, le grand plan de Paris en perspective d'une taille approximative de 2,50 m sur 3 m (chaque planche mesurant environ 50x80cm). Reliure en plein veau marbré et glacé d'époque aux armes de la ville de Paris. Dos à nerfs orné de fleurs de lys, une centrale et quatre en écoinçons. Plats frappés en leur centre des armes de la ville de Paris. Large frise d'encadrement avec fleurs de lys angulaires. Très discrètes et habiles restaurations. Michel Etienne Turgot, Marquis de Sousmont, alors Prévôt des marchands de Paris, cherchant à promouvoir l'image de Paris commissionne Louis Bretez (membre de l'Académie royale de peinture et sculptures et professeur de perpective) pour un nouveau plan de Paris. Bretz commence son travail en 1734. Durant deux années, aidé par l'autorisation de Turgot de pénétrer partout où bon lui semble (jardins, maisons, monuments) il prend des mesures précises. C'est seulement en 1736 qu'il débute la gravure. Les plans de Paris seront établis selon une projection isométrique, réalisant une plus grande précision que les habituelles vues d'oiseaux, et possédant ainsi pour la première fois une nette avancée scientifique dans la manière de graver les plans et un véritable exploit, tous les monuments, jardins et rues étant très exactement représentés, jusque dans de nombreux détails. Le plan en perspective cavalière deviendra si célèbre qu'il prendra le nom de son commanditaire. Très bel exemplaire aux armes de la ville de Paris. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, rare and precious, composed of a general plan divided into 20 numbered rectangles and schematically repeating the 20 plans of Paris in perspective that follow, 21 boards on double page and on hard paper, the 18 and the 19 being linked and unfolding, and containing the cartridge with title and editorial data. One may be surprised at the arrangement of the boards in the collection, they are in fact obeying a strict order. The planks were connected following the general plan, from left to right; by removing them, it would be easy to recompose by placing the planks in order, the large plane of Paris in perspective of an approximate size of 2.50 m by 3 m (each board measuring about 50x80cm). Binding full marbled and glazed vintage calf weapons of the city of Paris. Back with nerves adorned with lily flowers, a central and four spandrels. Plates struck in their center of arms of the city of Paris. Large frieze framing with angular lily flowers. Very discreet and skilful restorations. Michel Etienne Turgot, Marquis de Sousmont, then provost of the merchants of Paris, seeking to promote the image of Paris commissioned Louis Bretez (member of the Royal Academy of painting and sculpture and professor of perspective) for a new plan of Paris. Bretz began his work in 1734. For two years, helped by the authorization of Turgot to penetrate wherever he wished (gardens, houses, monuments) he took precise measures. It was only in 1736 that he began engraving. The plans of Paris will be established according to an isometric projection, realizing a greater precision than usual birds' views, and thus having for the first time a clear scientific advance in the way of engraving the plans and a real feat, all the monuments gardens and streets being very accurately represented, even in many details. The rider perspect [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Königl. Preußl. Residentz Berlin nach ihrem accuraten Grundriss u. zweien Prospecten, auch Abbildung der sämtl. Kirchen und vornehmsten Königl. Gebäuden derselben, in Verlag I.D. Schleuen, Kupferstecher in Berlin ( Kopftitel ).

      - Kupferstich v. I. D. Schleuen, 1739, 40,5 x 56,2 Schulz, die ältesten Stadtpläne, Nr. 58 und ganzs. Abb. S. 120; Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 83. - Oben rechts als "1.tesBlatt" bezeichnet. - Mittig der Stadtplan umgeben 14 Teilansicht.und einer Gesamtansicht der Stadt. Die Teilansichten zeigen das Stadtschloß (3x), Zeughaus, Georgenkirche, Garnisionkirche und 8 weitere Ansichten von Berliner Kirchen (jeweils 4 am linken u. rechten Rand). - Ordentlich alt gerahmt.

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        Plan de Paris, Commencé l'Année 1734. Dessiné et Gravé, sous les ordres de Messire Michel Etienne Turgot

      first edition, rare and precious, composed of a general plan divided into 20 numbered rectangles and schematically repeating the 20 plans of Paris in perspective that follow, 21 boards on double page and on hard paper, the 18 and the 19 being linked and unfolding, and containing the cartridge with title and editorial data. One may be surprised at the arrangement of the boards in the collection, they are in fact obeying a strict order. The planks were connected following the general plan, from left to right; by removing them, it would be easy to recompose by placing the planks in order, the large plane of Paris in perspective of an approximate size of 2.50 m by 3 m (each board measuring about 50x80cm).Binding full marbled and glazed vintage calf weapons of the city of Paris. Back with nerves adorned with lily flowers, a central and four spandrels. Plates struck in their center of arms of the city of Paris. Large frieze framing with angular lily flowers. Very discreet and skilful restorations.Michel Etienne Turgot, Marquis de Sousmont, then provost of the merchants of Paris, seeking to promote the image of Paris commissioned Louis Bretez (member of the Royal Academy of painting and sculpture and professor of perspective) for a new plan of Paris. Bretz began his work in 1734. For two years, helped by the authorization of Turgot to penetrate wherever he wished (gardens, houses, monuments) he took precise measures. It was only in 1736 that he began engraving. The plans of Paris will be established according to an isometric projection, realizing a greater precision than usual birds' views, and thus having for the first time a clear scientific advance in the way of engraving the plans and a real feat, all the monuments gardens and streets being very accurately represented, even in many details. The rider perspective plan will become so famous that it will take the name of its sponsor.Very nice copy with the arms of the city of Paris. Paris 1739 In-plano 21Pl. relié

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        Treatise of Human Nature

      London: John Noon (vols. 1-2), Thomas Longman (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.

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        Loterie. Réunion de 5 publications chacune sous chemise à rabats ou chemise et étui, dos en chagrin titré, certaines doublées, chacune signée Devauchelle.

      - -Edit du Roy, portant Etablissement d'une nouvelle Loterie Royale pour procurer l'Extinction de partie des Capitaux, des Rentes sur l'Hôtel de Ville de Paris.P., Impr. Veuve Delatour, 1739, In-4, en feuilles, 8 pp., non rogné.- Loi Relative à la distribution d'une somme de 62550 livres aux personnes précédemment comprises dans les états de secours affectés sur la loterie royale, sur le Port-Louis et sur les Fermes Générales. Données à Paris le 15 mais 1791. Montpellier, Impr. Picot, 1791, In-4, br., 30 pp.-GACHOT. Mémoire aux arbitres par le citoyen Gachot, Receveur de la Loterie Nationale à Bordeaux contre le Cit. Michel Aîné, ex-Receveur de la loterie et greffier du tribunal de la Gironde. Sans lieu, an X ( 1802), In-4, br., 78 pp.-De la loterie par l'Assemblée Electorale du ci-devant Bailliage de Nemours. P., Impr. Nationale, mars 1791, In-8, br., 27 pp.-Affiche. Mairie de Nîmes. Loteries et autres jeux de hasard. Nîmes, Soustelle-Gaude, 1848, 48X65 cm, pliée. Blason de Nîmes en tête, arrêté en 3 articles portant interdiction des jeux de hasard dans les rues, cafés et lieux publics, confiscation des tables et apparents de jeu et interdiction d'exposer dans les lieux publics , des bonbons et sucreries coloriées.L'ensemble: Livres [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Storia dell'Accademia Clementina di Bologna aggregata all'Instituto delle Scienze e dell'Arti.

      Bologna, per Lelio dalla Volpe, 1739, due volumi rilegati in piena pergamena coeva con tasselli rossi ai dorsi, tagli rossi (un pò abrasi e sbiaditi), pp. (20)-334 + (10)-391 con due frontespizi stampati a due colori con grandi incisioni in rame al centro, 51 ritratti a piena pagina, 4 tavole più volte ripiegate in fine al secondo volume, e diverse graziose vignette, il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Piccolo strappo alla pagina 95 del primo volume senza mancanze o perdite di testo. Qualche gora diffusa nel primo volume, qualche leggera fioritura, legatura leggermente allentata. Prima edizione. Vengono descritte le vite di 60 pittori, scultori ed architetti membri dell'Accademia ed è una miniera di aneddoti biografici e una fonte notevole per la storia dell'arte. Gamba 2518. Canterzani, 95. Cicognara 2418.

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        Essai de physique. Avec une description de nouvelles sortes de machines pneumatiques, et un recueil d'expériences

      1739 - 2 volumes en numérotation Leyde, Samuel Luchtmans, 1739, in-4, 2 volumes en numérotation continue, portrait, [2]-XXV-[5]-502 pp. + [2] pp. et reprise de 503 à 914-[32]-[63]-[8] pp, 33 planches et 1 carte, veau glacé de l'époque avec un triple filet doré sur les plats, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de motifs floraux et de pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et bordeaux, tranches rouges, Première édition française. Ouvrage orné de 33 planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre et d'une grande carte dépliante montrant les déclinaisons magnétiques terrestres. Les huit dernières pages de cet ouvrage sont en fait une sorte de catalogue intitulé "liste de diverses machines de physique, de mathématique, d'anatomie et de chirurgie", avec les prix indiqués en florins. Ces "machines" se trouvent à Leyde, chez Jan van Musschenbroek, le frère de l'auteur. Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692-1761), professeur de physique à Leyde, était un admirateur de Newton et de la physique de Désaguliers. Pour la rédaction de son ouvrage, il s'inspira fortement de celui de ce dernier, qui avait été publié à Londres en 1725. Initiateur de la physique expérimentale en Hollande, son enseignement était particulièrement recherché pour la qualité de ses démonstrations ; son nom reste attaché à l'invention de la bouteille de Leyde. Rappelons au passage que c'est Musschenbroek et ses élèves qui réalisèrent la célèbre expérience sur le vide, dite "expérience de Leyde". Bien complet du portait replié de l'auteur, au début du premier volume. Bel exemplaire, assez grande de marges portant quelques rares mouillures sur l'extérieur des pages. DSB IX, 596 ; Wheeler-Gift I, 300 ; Poggendorff II, 247. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Operations of Surgery with description and representation of the instruments used in performing them: to which is prefix'd an introduction on the nature and treatment of wounds, abscesses and ulcers. Second edition.

      Printed: and sold by J. Brotherton, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch ... 1739 [xvi], liii, [i]. 224pp. 14 plates. Contemp. calf; hinges weakening but sound.ESTC T101088.

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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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        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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        Biblia, tas irr: Ta Swehta Grahmata, jeb Deewa Swehti Wahrdi, kas preeksch un pehz ta Kunga Jesus Kristus swehtas Peedsimschanas. 3 Teile in 1 Band.

      Königsberg, Johann Heinrich Hartung, 1739. - Gr- 8°, circa 20 x 12,5 cm. 16 Bll., 992, 176, 348 SS., erster Titel in Rot und Schwarz Leder d. Zt. mit Rückentitel und punziertem Goldschnitt "Seltene zweite Ausgabe, erstmals in Oktav und mit neuem Vorwort von Jakob Benjamin Fischer (1731-1793) - das Vorwort der Quartausgabe von 1689 stammte von Johann Fischer (1636-1705) und ist hier zweisprachig, deutsch und lettisch abgedruckt, das neue nur deutsch, der Text dann vollständig lettisch. Der jüngere Herausgeber Fischer erklärt:"Es werden nunmehro gerade fünfzig seyn, da die gantze Bibel in die Lettische Sprache zum ersten mahl übersetzet, und durch den Druck, in groß Quarto Ao 1689 an Licht getreten ist. Jetzto kommt benannte Lettische Bibel zum andern mahle, aber in groß Octavo, in Form einer bequemen Hand-Bibel, aus der Presse.". - Titel verso mit altem Stempel des Gymnasiums in Luckau, Brandenburg. - Vorsatz mit hübschem Schenkungsvermerk des Theologen Johann Gottlieb Linde, der selbst aus Luckau stammte (1743 geboren) und seit 1771 als Prediger in Lettland wirkte (in Pebalg, heute: Vecpiebalga). - Vorsätze mit etwas Leimschatten, wenig gebräunt und berieben. Schönes Exemplar, Goldschnitt mit hübscher Punzierung. " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE ROMAINE DEPUIS LA FONDATION DE ROME JUSQU'À LA BATAILLE D'ACTIUM. c'est-à-dire jusqu'à la fin de la République, par M. Rollin,. T. I [-VII]. - T. VIII, revu depuis la mort de l'auteur, par M. Crevier, et contenant l'éloge de M. Rollin par M. de Boze,. - T. IX, revu et rendu complet, par M. Crevier,. - T. X-XVI, par M. Crevier,. [pour servir de continuation à l'ouvrage de M. Rollin]

      - Paris, Veuve Estienne (Vve Estienne et fils), 1739-1749. Complet en 16 vol. in-12: 10.5 x 15.5 cm. Avec 13 grandes cartes et plans dépliants d'après Anville, géographe du roi (Environs de Rome, Rome ancienne, 2 pl. d'Italie, Combat Naval d'Ecnome, Expédition d'Annibal, Sicile, Plan de Syracuse, Espagne, Grèce, Gaule Cisalpine, Numidie, Gaule sous César). Reliure de l'époque en veau. Dos à 5 nerfs avec pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin orangé, fers et fleurons en doré. Filets à froid sur les plats et les coupes. Gardes recouvertes de papier marbré. Tranches rouges. Ex-Libris: Mr. May d'Huningue. Très bel ensemble. Quérard, VIII, 128

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        The Gardeners Dictionary: containing the methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit and flower garden, as also the physick garden, wilderness, conservatory, and vineyard; According to the Practice of the most Experienc'd Gardeners of the Present Age.

      London: Printed for the Author, and sold by C. Rivington, 1737 & 1739 - 2 volumes, folio (345 x 227 mm). Contemporary half calf, raised bands to spine with 2 black labels, marbled sides, endpapers and edges. Bookplate of Sir Joseph Radcliffe to front pastedown in both volumes, ownership inscription of Thomas Percival to title page of vol. 2. Some scuffing to boards, a little wear to extremities and tips, a couple of marks to contents and a few marginal annotations, overall quite clean. A very good set. Engraved frontispiece and 8 plates, 3 folding, printed in double columns, illustrations in text. Third edition of the first comprehensive dictionary of gardening. Philip Miller (1691–1771) was the most distinguished and influential British gardener of the eighteenth century. His dictionary is a noteworthy milestone in the great sequence of encyclopaedias and dictionaries of that era, fit to rank with John Harris's Lexicon Technicum (1704), Chamber's Cyclopaedia (1728), Johnson's Dictionary (1755), the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1768), and ultimately the great French Encyclopédie (1751–1772) of Denis Diderot. Like Harris, Miller was a fellow of the Royal Society. He was a major contributor to Nathan Bailey's Dictionarum Britannicum (1730), which was the initial model for Johnson's Dictionary, and Johnson in turn relied heavily on Miller for his botanical entries. Johnson knew Miller personally: Boswell quotes him repeating Miller's approbation of the technical accuracy of Phillips's Cyder. The Gardeners Dictionary reached eight editions during Miller's lifetime. An appendix dating to 1735 is bound in at the end of this volume. Henrey 217-9.

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        A Treatise of Human Nature: Being An Attempt to introduce the experimental Method of Reasoning into Moral Subjects.

      London: John Noon (vol. III Thomas Longman), 1739-40 - 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. 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. Engraved head- and tailpieces and initials. 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). Chuo 30; Fieser A.1–3; Jessop, p. 13; Printing and the Mind of Man 194; William B. Todd (ed.), Hume and the Enlightenment (1974), pp. 190–1. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vida de Nuestra Señora, Repartida en Quince Principales Mysterios, Meditados en los Quince Dias Primeors de Agosto Para Disponerse a Celebrar Con Devocion, y Fruto Su Triunfante Assumpcion en Cuerpo, y Alma a Los Ciclos, y Su Gloriosa Coronacion de Reina del Universos

      Imprenta de las Siete Revueltas, Mexico 1739 - A devotional focused on the Virgin Mary. OCLC lists eleven copies in institution holdings, seven in the United States, four abroad. 112 pp. [24], 12 mo. Full vellum binding with light creasing but no tears or losses. Original ties at foredge deteriorated years ago. Pastedowns front and rear have been removed or deteriorated, small remnants of original marbled papers. Light foxing within, understandable given its age. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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

      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. Title with woodcut Royal arms and three leaves, disbound, light browning, else well preserved; title + pages 167-171. Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King [etc.], London, 1739.

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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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        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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        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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        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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