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         La mérope française, avec quelques petites pieces de litterature.- (Relié avec): Lettre a Mr. Norberg, Chapelain du Roy de Suede Charles XII. Auteur de l'Histoire de ce Monarque.

      Paris, chez Prault. et Londres (i.e. Paris, Prault) 1744. - 2 oeuvres en un volume. In-8°. 2 ff. n.ch (titre, avis au lecteur), XXIV p., 115 p., 1p.bl., titre, 16 p. avec le portrait de Voltaire comme frontispice d'après le tableau de La Tour et deux gravures par Duflos. Reliure demi cuir d'époque, pièce de titre en maroquin framboise, décor doré. Bengesco 152 et 1925. - Edition originale. - Exemplaire remarquable, portant à la page de titre, au pli interieur, presque caché, un envoi une note autographe par la main den Jean Jacques Dortus de Mairan "à "ORTOUS DE MAIRAN, donné par l'auteur. 1744". - Jean Jacques Dortous de Mairan (où d'Ortous de Mairan), (1678 - 1771) est un est un mathématicien, astronome et géophysicien français, membre de l'académie des Sciences et dès 1740 sécrétaire perpétuelle, successeur de Fontenelle. En même temps il préside à la rédaction du Journal des savans. Vers 1738 il échange plusieurs lettres avec Voltaire au sujet de la traduction et la publication des "élémens de la philosophie de Newton". - Edition originale impr. à la suite de l'édition princeps de "Mérope", comme partie des "Pièces de littérature" en 1743. Les "Pieces fugitives de litterature" avec "Lettre sur l'esprit" et "Considérations sur l'histoire" sont publiées ici pour la première fois. "Lettre a Mr. Norberg" est une réponse de Voltaire à la publication de l'édition française de "Histoire de Charles XII par Jöran Anders Nordberg. Exemplaire correcte, propre, avec deux feuilles (p.103-106) avec restauration de papier. Le frontispice avec petits trous de vers aux bords. Les plats de la reliure frottés. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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         The Adventures of David Simple: Containing an Account of His Travels Through the Cities of London and Westminster, in the Search of a Real Friend. By a Lady ? With a Preface by Henry Fielding

      A. Millar, London 1744 - Second edition, revised and corrected, the first with Henry Fielding's Preface. xx, 278, [2, ads]; [ii], 322 pp. 12mo. Sarah Fielding's first and best-known novel, issued by the same publisher of her brother Henry's Joseph Andrews, and resembling the latter in format and chapter headings. In this second edition Henry adds his Preface to assure the public that the novel was not his work but that of "a young woman ? nearly and dearly allied to me" Block, p. 74; Cross III, p. 309-10. Provenance: Jean Seton (contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper dated 10 April 1749 and inscription on title); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate) Contemporary gilt-ruled calf. Worn at extremities, joint cracked, old shelfmark labels on spine, vol. I B12 and D12 with tears across text, O1 lower corner torn away, vol. II F2 with marginal tear xx, 278, [2, ads]; [ii], 322 pp. 12mo Second edition, revised and corrected, the first with Henry Fielding's Preface.

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         Collection of engravings of theatre decors of the Amsterdam city theatre:] "Het gothisch paleis", "De ouderwetse burgerkamer", "De legertenten", "De Romeinsche hofzaal", "De kerker".[Amsterdam, Jan Willem Smit, 1787-1794]. Collection of 5 engravings (impression: 33 x 41.5 cm, image: 20 x 24 cm) by Cornelis Brouwer (fl. 1773-1802), Pieter Hendrik Jonxis (1757-1843) and Izaak Jansz. de Wit (fl. 1759-1809) after drawings by Jan Bulthuis (1750-1901) and Daniël Kerkhoff (1766-1821), after the original paintings by Jan Gerard Waldorp (fl. 1758-1808), Pieter Barbiers (1717-1780), Jurriaan Andriessen (1742-1819) and Hermanus Numan (1744-1820).

      - "Amsterdam" in: Algemeene kunst- en letterbode I, 35, p. 78; Atlas van Stolk 1774; Muller, Historieplaten 4288; cf. Sluijter-Seijffert, "De Amsterdamse schouwburg van 1774", in: Oud Holland XC, 1 (1976), pp. 21-64. Collection of five engravings showing several theatre decors in use at the Amsterdam theatre, which had opened in 1774. The engravings were originally published as part of a larger collection showing the stages in use in Amsterdam, which was in itself a follow up to a series showing the architecture of the new theatre. The series of 14 plates, each showing one of the stages as well as characters portraying a scene from a particular play, were published between 1787 and 1794 by the Amsterdam publisher Jan Willem Smit. Most of the prints contain a border, printed from a different plate, showing parts of an audience and the theatre. Versions without the border, such as the current series, which "could be included with the theatrical plays" (Amsterdam) were also available.With the paper somewhat worn at the edges, all plates with a few spots and smudges in the margins, "Het gotisch paleis" with several large smudges and "De kerker" with a small spot in the lower right of the image. A good set of several of the Amsterdam decor engravings in the version without the border.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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         Theodicee, das ist, Versuch von der Güte Gottes, Freyheit des Menschen, und vom Ursprunge des Bösen, bey dieser vierten Ausg. durchgehend verb., auch mit schschiedenen Zusätzen und Anmerkungen verm. von J. Ch. Gotttscheden.

      Hannover, Leipzig, Förster 1744. - 8°, Gest. Portrait-Frontisp., 12 Bl., 64,843 S., 26 Bl., 1 gefalt. Kupfertafel, Pergament der Zeit mit handschriftl. Rückentitel, Einband etwas fleckig, Fliegender Vorsatz mit mehreren Besitzvermerken, Titel gestempelt, leicht gebräunt, modernes Exlibris, Erste von Gottsched besorgte Ausgabe. - Goed. III, 361. - Gottsched überarbeitete die ältere Übersetzung von G. Richter aus dem Jahr 1720 und legte dabei großen Weert auf die Präzision des sprachlichen Ausdrucks. - Von besonderer Bedeutung sind die "Neuen Zusätze", darunter eine durch eine Kupfertafel illustrierte Beschreibung der von Leibniz erfundnen Rechenmaschine, der "machina arithmetica" oder des "Leibnizschen Rechenkastens", ferner eine Darstellung des binären Zahlensystems, das die Grundlage der modernen Computer-Technik bildet,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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         Denkwürdiger und nützlicher Rheinischer Antiquarius, Welcher die Wichtigsten und angenehmsten geograph- histor- und politischen Merkwürdigkeiten des ganzen Rheinstroms [...] darstellet. Nebst einer kurzen Beschreibung der vornehmsten Städte in Holland, Mit einigen Anmerkungen, wie auch genauen Landkarten, dazu gehörigen Kupfern und Registern versehen. Jetzo zum zweytenmal uafs neue durchgehnds verbessert und vermehret herausgege. Gestochenes Frontispiz, zweifarbiger Titel, 3 gestoch. Faltkarten und 15 - teils gefalteten - Kupfertafeln. [2 Teile in einem Band].

      Frankfurt am Main, Stoks sel. Erben und Schilling 1744. (8), 941 [recte 911], 27 S. Halbleder-Band der Zeit mit Rückentitel und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Etwas berieben, schwacher Knick im Rückenbezug, Gelenke jeweils mit Wurmgang. Exlibris. 2 Karten minimal angerändert. Teils etwas knapp beschnitten. Holzm.-Boh. I.2424. - Mit Ansichten des Rheinfalls, von Mannheim, St. Goar u.a.m. Das heraldische Exlibris gestochen von Müller in Hanau für I. C. Leppin. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Rhein Rheinland Rheinprovinz Rheingau, Drucke - Druckwerke - des 18. Jahrhunderts

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         Raccolta di opuscoli sopra le opinioni filosofiche di Newton.In Firenze, nella stamperia di Gio. Paolo Giovannelli all'insegna della Palma, 1744.

      In Firenze, nella stamperia di Gio. Paolo Giovannelli all'insegna della Palma 1744 - Cm. 16,5, pp. xxiv 217 (1). Con una tavola ripieg. f.t. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con bella vignetta incisa in rame. Alcuni capilettera xilografici. Legatura coeva in piena perg. rigida con titoli ms. al dorso e tagli spruzzati. Trascurabile e antico restauro limitato al margine superiore bianco (lontano dal testo) di pag. 1. Esemplare ben conservato. Rara traduzione italiana, verosimilmente curata da Jacopo Lorenzo Tosi ed Antonio Maria Vannucchi, di quest'importante raccolta di opuscoli scientifici stampati per la prima volta in lingua francese a l'Aia nel 1730. I saggi, ben esemplificativi del clima accademico che circondava le scoperte scientifiche di Newton, riguardano principalmente le lettere degli scienziati e filosofi Nicolas Hartsoeker e Jean Leclerc. Cfr. Babson, Cat. suppl., 23; Iccu, relativamente a quest'edizione, non menziona la tavola f.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Apuleio]
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         Atlas minor præcipua Orbis terrarum Imperia, Regna et Provincias, Germaniæ potissimum, tabelli exacte delineatis sistens usui militiæ ducum ac peregrinantium maxime accommodatus opera Tobiae Conradi Lotteri, Chalcographi et Geographi Aug. Vind.

      [Augsburg: Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1744] - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A].- // (220x290mm.); portada galcográfica firmada 'Jacob Christoph Weyerman, inv. et delin., Martin Gottfrid Grophius, sculps.'; 20 mapas grabados coloreados a mano, dibujados por A.C. Seutter, grabados por Andreas Silbereisen o por Tobias Lotter, e impresos por Tobias Lotter, huella (209x270mm).- // Cubierta rústica de época en papel de aguas; tejuelo de papel de época en plano delantero. Márgenes de las cubiertas reforzadas de época; puntas rozadas; papel oscurecido; última plancha, con el cuadro de distancias entre las principales poblaciones de Alemania, 'pegada' a la cubierta trasera.- // Proc.: De la biblioteca del Château de La Chaux. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Naemen ende Waepenen van die Heeren Canzelers, Ordinairis, en Extraordinairis Raaden, inden Hove des Furstendumbs Gelre en Graefschap Zutphen, Zederdt desselfs oprigtinge door Keyser Carel de 5.e inden Jaaren 1545. Alsmede de naemen ende Waepenen vande Heeren Raaden en Rekenmeesters in Gelderlandt Zedert de oprigtinge vande Camer van Rekening, door Coninck Philips de 2.e inden Jaaren 1558. met byvoeginge wanneer de selve Sessie hebbe genomen.

      - No name, no place, (1744). 6 paper sheets, good condition, complete. Each sheet ca. 311x415 mm. Engraving. Together the 6 sheets form the armorial of Gelderland. The complete set is rare and can be found in the Rijksmuseum: RP-P-OB-102.468.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. van der Steur]
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         Opere di Galileo Galilei divise in quattro tomi, in questa nuova edizione accresciute di molte cose inedite. Tomo primo [- quarto].

      - In Padova, nella stamperia del Seminario, appresso Gio. Manfrè, 1744, voll. 4, in-4, bella legatura novecentesca in mezzo vitello color tabacco, dorsi a 4 nervi con titolo in oro e numero di volume su tasselli in pelle rossa, piccoli stemmi Guicciardini in oro negli scomparti, piatti in carta decorata di tipo settecentesco, pp. [8], LXXXVIII, [4], 601, [1], con 2 tavv. calcografiche f.t (un ritratto di Galileo inc. da F. Zucchi e una tav. ripiegata di strumenti) - [4], 564, con una tabella su una tav. f.t. - [4], 486, manca l'ultima carta bianca - [8], 342, [2]. Con, inoltre, decine di figure e diagrammi incisi in legno intercalati n.t. Terza importante edizione delle opere di Galileo, curata dall'astronomo Giuseppe Toaldo. Per la prima volta in una raccolta delle opere appare il "Dialogo dei massimi sistemi", che, nel 1744, era ancora segnalato nell'Indice dei libri proibiti (ne uscì solo nel 1835). Questa edizione del "Dialogo" fu condotta sull'esemplare appartenuto a Galileo stesso e da lui postillato, conservato nella biblioteca del Seminario di Padova. Alle pagine 592-601 del primo volume figura, in edizione originale il "Trattato del modo di misurare con la vista". Riccardi I/1, 522, 22: "risulta molto più completa e ordinata delle due precedenti". Gamba p. 152 n. 484: "Questa edizione fu diretta ed illustrata con note dall'astronomo Giuseppe Toaldo [.] I nuovi Trattati e le note che l'autore della fiorentina edizione non aveva potuto disporre secondo l'ordine delle materie, sono in questa di Padova inseriti al loro posto nei primi tre volumi". Ex-libris marchesi Corsi. Ottime condizioni, con solo due piccole tracce di tarlo alla pelle di un volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XIV. January to December 1744

      Edward Cave, London 1744 - ii, 716pp [xvi]. 1 b/w map + vignettes. 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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         Antique Print-WORLD MAP-DOUBLE HEMISPHERE-Tirion-Sepp-1744

      - Antique print, titled: 'Wereld-Kaart na de alderlaatste Ontdekking in het licht gebragt.' - (World map updated after the latest discoveries.) Double hemisphere map with polar projections between the spheres at top and bottom. In the Western Hemisphere the entire northwest coast of North America is blank and only the western shore of New Zealand is mapped. In the Eastern Hemisphere Nieuw Holland (Australia) is shown with only the northern and western coastlines and they are connected to New Guinea. Van Diemens Land is shown with several place names. Contemporary handcoloured engraving on hand laid paper. Description: From: 'Nieuwe en beknopte hand-atlas. Bestaande in eene verzameling van eenige der algemeenste en nodigste landkaarten.' , by I. Tirion, Amsterdam 1744.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'C. Sepp' and published by 'Isaak Tirion'. Christiaen Sepp (died 1775) was a Dutch map engraver. He was the father of Jan Christiaen Sepp (1739-1811). Isaak Tirion, a Dutch publisher in Amsterdam, was born 1705. He produced serveral Atlases and Dutch town plans. The maps mainly based on those of Guillaume de l'Isle. He died in 1765. Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Small tear in lower part of middle fold, in margin, reinforced with acid free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-A1-03 The overall size is ca. 19.9 x 15.7 inch. The image size is ca. 16.5 x 13 inch. The overall size is ca. 50.5 x 40 cm. The image size is ca. 42 x 33 cm.

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         Denkwürdiger und nützlicher Rheinischer Antiquarius, Welcher die Wichtigsten und angenehmsten geograph- histor- und politischen Merkwürdigkeiten des ganzen Rheinstroms [.] darstellet. Nebst einer kurzen Beschreibung der vornehmsten Städte in Holland, Mit einigen Anmerkungen, wie auch genauen Landkarten, dazu gehörigen Kupfern und Registern versehen. Jetzo zum zweytenmal uafs neue durchgehnds verbessert und vermehret herausgege. Gestochenes Frontispiz, zweifarbiger Titel, 3 gestoch. Faltkarten und 15 - teils gefalteten - Kupfertafeln. [2 Teile in einem Band].

      Frankfurt am Main, Stoks sel. Erben und Schilling 1744. - (8), 941 [recte 911], 27 S. Halbleder-Band der Zeit mit Rückentitel und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Etwas berieben, schwacher Knick im Rückenbezug, Gelenke jeweils mit Wurmgang. Exlibris. 2 Karten minimal angerändert. Teils etwas knapp beschnitten. Holzm.-Boh. I.2424. - Mit Ansichten des Rheinfalls, von Mannheim, St. Goar u.a.m. Das heraldische Exlibris gestochen von Müller in Hanau für I. C. Leppin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Three Sermons: I. On Mutual Subjection. II. On Conscience. III. On the Trinity

      London: R. Dodsley, 1744. First edition. 64 pp. Collation: A-H^4. 8vo. Early 20th-century quarter brown morocco. Title soiled and repaired on verso, repairs at gutter, some browning, final verso soiled. First edition. 64 pp. Collation: A-H^4. 8vo. First edition of this uncommon late Swift work, with the misprint "Subordination" in the last line of page 34 and title-page A1. The last copy sold at auction in 1980 according to ABPC. Teerink 70

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         Opere divise in quattro tomi, In questa nuova edizione accresciute di molte cose inedite. 4 volumes.

      Padova, Stamperia del Seminario appresso Gio. Manfre, 1744. - 4°, circa 26,4 x 20 cm. 4 ff., LXXXVIII, 601 pp.; 2 ff.; 564 pp.; 2 ff., 486 pp.; 4 ff., 342 pp., 1 f., with vignettes on titles, engraved portrait by Zucchi, folding engraved plate and many woodcut diagrams and illustrations in the text Half vellum (from around 1900) Mieli I, 273, III; Riccardi I/1, 522, 22; Cinti 176. - Important and very rare second 18th-century edition containing, as stated on the title, several hitherto unpublished works, including his Trattato del modo di misurare con la vista (pp. 592-602 in vol.I). Volume 4 contains the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo), first published in 1632. Despite taking care to adhere to the Inquisition's 1616 instructions, the claims in the book favouring Copernican theory and a non Geocentric model of the solar system led to Galileo being tried and banned on publication. Despite the ban, Galileo published his Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences (Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche, intorno a due nuove scienze) in 1638 in Holland, outside the jurisdiction of the Inquisition. "- Nice, only very little browning, few light stains in few margins, little marginal worming not touching the text. Endpapers renewed. Mostly very crisp, uncut and wide-margined.

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         The Adventures of David Simple: Containing an Account of His Travels Through the Cities of London and Westminster, in the Search of a Real Friend. By a Lady

      London: A. Millar, 1744. First edition. x, 278; [ii], 322 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked to style, red morocco spine labels. Covers rubbed, a few gatherings proud, vol. I front free endpaper removed. First edition. x, 278; [ii], 322 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Sarah Fielding's first and best-known novel, issued by the same publisher of her brother Henry's Joseph Andrews, and resembling the latter in format and chapter headings. Henry added a Preface for the Second Edition to assure the public that the novel was not his work but that of "a young woman ... nearly and dearly allied to me." We now know that he did assist his sister and helped revise the text. Block, p. 74; Cross III, p. 309. Provenance: Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)

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         Summa ad manuscriptorum fidem recognita et emendata, sacrorumque canonum, qui in codicibus et anterioribus editionibus tantummodo allegantur, testimoniis aucta, juxta editionem anni 1720 quam p. Honoratus Vincentius Laget . procuravit. Quid in nova haec editione praestitum sit, ex praefatione intelligitur.Veronae, ex Typographia Seminarii, apud Augustinum Carattonium, 1744.

      Veronae, ex Typographia Seminarii, apud Augustinum Carattonium 1744 - Cm. 41,5, pp. (8), xvi [recte xiv], lvii (1), xvi (2), 576, (72) [un quaderno iniziale di indici fascicolato in fine e prefazioni iniziali invertite, ma esemplare completo in ogni sua parte]. Bella vignetta al frontespizio bicromo, stupenda testatina e un bel capolettera incisi finemente in rame; testatine e capilettera xilografici. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle rossa; dorso a 5 nervi con titoli, fregi e filetti in oro. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Sottile fenditura di pochi cm. a una cerniera, spellature e minime tracce d'uso alla legatura, qualche sporadica macchietta, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Raimondo di Penyafort (1175-1275), domenicano, insegnò a Bologna; fu filosofo e canonista di straordinario peso nonché autore su commissione di Gregorio IX, delle celebri Decretales e quindi di summae relative ai diversi sacramenti. La Summa, in quest'edizione, è preceduta dalla biografia dell'A. e seguita da un ampio commentario. Capitoli sono dedicati ai seguenti argomenti: simonia, eresia, questione ebraica, adulazione, giuramento, tipologie di sortilegi (sentenze e pene), matrimonio (condizioni, impedimenti, mutuo consenso, violenza carnale, dispensa minori, clandestinità, divorzio), omicidio e furti (pene, casi di guerre o naufragi), usura (definizione e tipologie di usura), contratti, privilegi ecclesistici, sentenze, penitenza, duello, sacrilegi (casistica ed immunità), sepoltura (scomunicati, eretici, morti in duello, pellegrini), ecc. Edizione rara e importante. Cfr. Iccu; non in Sapori. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De jure naturae et gentium, libri octo. Cum integris commentariis virorum clarissimorum Jo. Nicolai Hertii, atque Joannis Barbeyraci. Accedit Eris scandica. Recensuit et animadversionibus illustravit Gottfridus Mascovius.Francofurti et Lipsiae, ex officina Knochiana, 1744.

      Francofurti et Lipsiae, ex officina Knochiana 1744 - Tre parti (con autonomi frontespizi) in due volumi di cm. 25,5, pp. (4) xxxix (1), 854; (2) 500 (28), 372 (4). Graziosa vignetta ai frontespizi bicromi e ritratto dell"Autore inciso in rame su tavola f.t. Bella legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli ms. al dorso a 6 nervi; filetti e fregi impressi a secco ai piatti. Piccole mende limitate alle estremità dei piatti (del tutto integri) dovute al ritirarsi del riporto interno della pergamena. Fioriture e bruniture dovute alla qualità della carta, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Samuel von Pufendorf (1632-1694), filosofo e giurista tedesco, si formò tra Lipsia e Jena. Il"De iure naturae et gentium", considerato il suo capolavoro,è espressione di un pensiero razionalista che si caratterizza per il realismo tagliente e per il rigore logico. Fornì infatti un contributo decisivo alla risistemazione del patrimonio etico e dottrinale della scuola giusnaturalista e determinò un forte influsso, ancora in pieno Settecento, sulla cultura giuridica europea. Questa edizione, con i commentari di Jean Barbeyrac, diede un impulso nuovo alla circolazione di quest"opera fondamentale nel Settecento. Il secondo volume raccoglie, con autonomo frontespizio, un"altra opera pufendorfiana " Eris scandica, qua adversus libros de iure naturali et gentium obiecta diluuntur". Cfr. per altre edizioni Brunet, IV, 960; Graesse, V, 504. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Histoire des INDES Orientales anciennes et modernes.

      Desaint & Saillant 1744 - 3 vol. in-12 de 11 ff.n.ch. 396 pp. 1 f.n.ch., 1 f.n.ch. 353 pp. et 1 f.n.ch. 471 pp. 3 ff.n.ch., veau raciné de l'époque, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison, triple filet filet doré en encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées (3 coiffes usées, quelques coins émoussés). Première édition ornée de 2 cartes repliées hors-texte (inde ancienne à l'époque d'Alexandre le Grand et les Indes Orientales avec un plan de Pondichéry). Son Histoire des Indes Orientales sera l'objet d'une polémique avec Charpentier de Cossigny. Le troisième volume est consacré à son commerce, où l'auteur examine les avantages des comptoirs pour le commerce extérieur (Brunet 28131 - Chadenat 2903 - INED 2217). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         La vie du vénérable père Ignace Azevedo, de la Compagnie de Jésus. L'histoire de son martyre, & de celui de trente-neuf autres de la même Compagnie. Le tout tiré des Procès-verbaux dressés pour leur Canonisation. Dédiée au Roi de Pologne.

      Paris, Hippolyte-Louis Guérin, 1744. - In-12 de XLIII, (2)ff. et 300 pp. Bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Tampon "Bibli. Presb. Miss Rhedon" et mention manuscrite "Collegii Rhedonensis Soc." à la page de titre. Rares rousseurs. Veau brun d'époque, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons à fleurons et fers dorés, étoiles dorées formant un cercle au premier plat avec un trou en son centre (ancien système ?) ainsi qu'un filet et roulette d'encadrement dorés, tranches rouges. Coiffe sup. arasée, charnière fendue au 1er plat et mors fendus au second, coins usés. Azevedo (Ignace D'), jésuite missionnaire, né à Porto, en 1527, d'une des plus illustres familles du Portugal, alla prêcher l'Evangile au Brésil et obtint, dit-on, de merveilleux résultats. De retour en Europe, il choisit et emmena pour une nouvelle mission trente-neuf jeunes jésuites espagnols et portugais. Le vaisseau que montait la pieuse légion fut attaqué en mer par Jacques Sourie, de La Rochelle, vice-amiral de la reine de Navarre, et fougueux calviniste. Le capitaine portugais, après un combat très vif, fut obligé de se rendre. Jacques Sourie épargna l'équipage, mais fit massacrer tous les jésuites, pour venger trois de ses matelots qui, en essayant de monter à l'abordage, avaient été pris et décapités par les Portugais. Cette exécution causa une grande sensation en Europe. Jacques Courtois, dit le Bourguignon, en fit le sujet d'un tableau. Azevedo a été canonisé par Pie V. Première édition de ce rare ouvrage contenant une très intéressante relation du séjour au Brésil de Azevedo. Chadenat I, 754. Larousse.

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         Evacuation de la Hollande le 27 vendemiaire an 8, par les Anglo-Russes. En vertu de la convention d'Alcmaër dictée par le général Brune, et acceptée par le général major Knox, muni des pouvoirs de son Alt.se r.le le duc d'York

      - originale Kupfer-Radierung/etching ca./approx.33,5x48,5cm (Darstellung/image size) auf Büttenpapier/laid paper (47x61cm) von Pierre-Adrien Le Beau (1744 - 1817) nach Thomas-Charles Naudet (1773 in Paris - 1810 ebenda) unterhalb der Darstellung in der Platte betitelt und bezeichnet; Pierre Jean Paris um 1800 [Das seltene und detailreiche Blatt mit geglätteter aber knitterfaltiger und gebräunter vertikaler Bugfalte und etwas braun- und stockfleckig. The rare and detailed etching with smoothed but browned and creased vertical centrefold and little bit brown spotted.] Rückzug der russischen Truppen aus Holland im Jahre 1799. Im Vordergrund die geordnet aus der Stadt Den Helder marschierende russische Marineinfanterie. Die Armee wird mit Ruderbooten zu der ankernden Flotte verschifft. Am Ufer und auf den Festungswällen beobachten Holländer das Geschehen. Der Stich zeigt das Ende der sogenannten Helder-Expedition vom August bis zum November 1799. Anglo-russische Truppen konnten einen Großteil der Flotte der mit Frankreich verbündeten batavischen Republik unschädlich machen. Wurden aber später von französisch-holländischen Truppen entscheidend geschlagen.

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         A SERMON PREACH'D IN NEW-ARK, JUNE 12. 1744. AT THE ORDINATION OF MR. DAVID BRAINERD, A MISSIONARY AMONG THE INDIANS UPON THE BORDERS OF THE PROVINCES OF NEW-YORK, NEW-JERSEY, AND PENNSYLVANIA.... WITH AN APPENDIX, TOUCHING THE INDIAN AFFAIRS

      Boston: Rogers and Fowle, 1744. [1],iv,39pp. Later plain wrappers. Light dampstaining and scattered foxing. Very good. A very rare pamphlet relating to the missionary work of David Brainerd amongst the Indians in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in the mid-18th century. Ebenezer Pemberton was a prominent Boston-born minister. He served as minister of New York's First Presbyterian Church from 1726 through 1753, during which time he also served as a member of the New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge. This society, an Anglican missionary organization, was founded to establish schools and promote the faith in "uncivilized" parts of the Scottish Highlands and among the American Indians in the colonies. The organization hired missionaries in the colonies including David Brainerd who was approved for missionary work in November 1742. Shortly thereafter, Brainerd began his work proselytizing to American Indians in Pennsylvania, New York, and especially in New Jersey where his ministry proved most fruitful. Following his ordination in 1744 at which Pemberton delivered this sermon, Brainerd continued to work and live among the American Indians. He preached to tribes in Kaunaumeek (a settlement in the woods between Stockbridge and Albany), and then at present day Easton, Pennsylvania, and also at Crosweeksung (now Crosswicks, New Jersey). Expelled from Yale for sympathizing with the Whitefield revival and for remarking that a college tutor had "no more grace than this chair," Brainerd was nevertheless successful as a missionary to various Indian tribes in the Massachusetts- New York border region and in New Jersey. He died at the age of twenty-nine in the home of Jonathan Edwards, whose daughter he was engaged to marry. With the publication of his journal and biographies detailing his life, Brainerd became a popular and influential figure among leading Christians and missionaries. Perhaps because of its connection to the short and inspirational life of Brainerd, the sermon printed here became one of Pemberton's most famous. The appendix, which contains "a short Account of the Endeavours....to introduce the Gospel among the I Indians upon borders of New-York," is actually written by Brainerd, in the form of a letter to Pemberton. In it he describes in detail the year he spent in northern New York in 1743-44, and his endeavors as a minister. One of the earliest accounts of Brainerd's missonary work, and quite rare on the market. ESTC W3138. EVANS 5471. HOWES P190. SABIN 59608.

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         A SERMON PREACH'D IN NEW-ARK, JUNE 12. 1744. AT THE ORDINATION OF MR. DAVID BRAINERD, A MISSIONARY AMONG THE INDIANS UPON THE BORDERS OF THE PROVINCES OF NEW-YORK, NEW-JERSEY, AND PENNSYLVANIA. WITH AN APPENDIX, TOUCHING THE INDIAN AFFAIRS.

      Boston: Rogers and Fowle, 1744. - [1],iv,39pp. Later plain wrappers. Light dampstaining and scattered foxing. Very good. A very rare pamphlet relating to the missionary work of David Brainerd amongst the Indians in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in the mid-18th century. Ebenezer Pemberton was a prominent Boston-born minister. He served as minister of New York's First Presbyterian Church from 1726 through 1753, during which time he also served as a member of the New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge. This society, an Anglican missionary organization, was founded to establish schools and promote the faith in "uncivilized" parts of the Scottish Highlands and among the American Indians in the colonies. The organization hired missionaries in the colonies including David Brainerd who was approved for missionary work in November 1742. Shortly thereafter, Brainerd began his work proselytizing to American Indians in Pennsylvania, New York, and especially in New Jersey where his ministry proved most fruitful. Following his ordination in 1744 at which Pemberton delivered this sermon, Brainerd continued to work and live among the American Indians. He preached to tribes in Kaunaumeek (a settlement in the woods between Stockbridge and Albany), and then at present day Easton, Pennsylvania, and also at Crosweeksung (now Crosswicks, New Jersey). Expelled from Yale for sympathizing with the Whitefield revival and for remarking that a college tutor had "no more grace than this chair," Brainerd was nevertheless successful as a missionary to various Indian tribes in the Massachusetts- New York border region and in New Jersey. He died at the age of twenty-nine in the home of Jonathan Edwards, whose daughter he was engaged to marry. With the publication of his journal and biographies detailing his life, Brainerd became a popular and influential figure among leading Christians and missionaries. Perhaps because of its connection to the short and inspirational life of Brainerd, the sermon printed here became one of Pemberton's most famous. The appendix, which contains "a short Account of the Endeavours.to introduce the Gospel among the I Indians upon borders of New-York," is actually written by Brainerd, in the form of a letter to Pemberton. In it he describes in detail the year he spent in northern New York in 1743-44, and his endeavors as a minister. One of the earliest accounts of Brainerd's missonary work, and quite rare on the market. ESTC W3138. EVANS 5471. HOWES P190. SABIN 59608.

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         A SERMON PREACH'D IN NEW-ARK, JUNE 12. 1744. AT THE ORDINATION OF MR. DAVID BRAINERD, A MISSIONARY AMONG THE INDIANS UPON THE BORDERS OF THE PROVINCES OF NEW-YORK, NEW-JERSEY, AND PENNSYLVANIA.... WITH AN APPENDIX, TOUCHING THE INDIAN AFFAIRS

      Boston: Rogers and Fowle, 1744. [1],iv,39pp. Later plain wrappers. Light dampstaining and scattered foxing. Very good. A very rare pamphlet relating to the missionary work of David Brainerd amongst the Indians in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in the mid-18th century. Ebenezer Pemberton was a prominent Boston-born minister. He served as minister of New York's First Presbyterian Church from 1726 through 1753, during which time he also served as a member of the New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge. This society, an Anglican missionary organization, was founded to establish schools and promote the faith in "uncivilized" parts of the Scottish Highlands and among the American Indians in the colonies. The organization hired missionaries in the colonies including David Brainerd who was approved for missionary work in November 1742. Shortly thereafter, Brainerd began his work proselytizing to American Indians in Pennsylvania, New York, and especially in New Jersey where his ministry proved most fruitful. Following his ordination in 1744 at which Pemberton delivered this sermon, Brainerd continued to work and live among the American Indians. He preached to tribes in Kaunaumeek (a settlement in the woods between Stockbridge and Albany), and then at present day Easton, Pennsylvania, and also at Crosweeksung (now Crosswicks, New Jersey). Expelled from Yale for sympathizing with the Whitefield revival and for remarking that a college tutor had "no more grace than this chair," Brainerd was nevertheless successful as a missionary to various Indian tribes in the Massachusetts- New York border region and in New Jersey. He died at the age of twenty-nine in the home of Jonathan Edwards, whose daughter he was engaged to marry. With the publication of his journal and biographies detailing his life, Brainerd became a popular and influential figure among leading Christians and missionaries. Perhaps because of its connection to the short and inspirational life of Brainerd, the sermon printed here became one of Pemberton's most famous. The appendix, which contains "a short Account of the Endeavours....to introduce the Gospel among the I Indians upon borders of New-York," is actually written by Brainerd, in the form of a letter to Pemberton. In it he describes in detail the year he spent in northern New York in 1743-44, and his endeavors as a minister. One of the earliest accounts of Brainerd's missonary work, and quite rare on the market. ESTC W3138. EVANS 5471. HOWES P190. SABIN 59608.

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         Catalogue Raisonné des diverses Curiosités du Cabinet de feu M. Quentin de Lorangere, composé de Tableaux originaux des meilleurs Maîtres de Flandres; d'une très nombreuse Collection de Desseins & d'Estampes de toutes les Ecoles; de plusieurs Atlas & suites de Cartes; de quantité de Morceaux de Topographie, & d'un Coquillier fait avec choix… Par E.F. Gersaint

      Engraved frontis. by Cochin. 2 p.l. (incl. frontis.), iii-xviii, [4], 294, [2], 96 pp. 12mo, cont. polished calf (one corner a little rounded), flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: J. Barois, 1744. A notable copy of this important catalogue compiled by Gersaint (d. 1750); it is one of the rare examples priced throughout with most of the buyers' names. This copy belonged to Baron Pichon, the great 19th-century book collector, and he has written on the free front-endpaper: "Il est rare de trouver ce catalogue avec des noms d'acquérieurs comme en a la présent exemplaire. B.J.P." "Rare…This is one of the most important catalogs prepared by the prolific Gersaint and is innovative is several ways. Besides the substantial descriptions of the collection objects, he has included biographies of several artists. In addition, the catalog also includes the most complete list of the work of the French artist and engraver, Jacques Callot [1592-1635], including prints not included in the sale… "The collection was notable for its fine paintings, drawings and prints. The drawings were mainly Dutch and Flemish, including numerous landscapes, or French. Also included were a group of almost 500 drawings by Claude Gillot. The prints represented a comprehensive survey of the Northern, Italian and French schools. Also included in this catalog are his collections of illuminations, books, shells, corals, atlases and maps, and natural history objects including a few minerals."-Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 1875. Fine copy. ❧ Laissus, "Les Cabinets d'Histoire Naturelle" in Taton, ed., Enseignement de diffusion des sciences en France au dix-huitième siècle (1986), p. 672. Peignot, p. 120.

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         Mémoires, pour servir à l'histoire d'un genre de polypes d'eau douce, à bras en forme de cornes.

      - Leiden, J. & H. Verbeek, 1744. in-4. xvi,324,[2] pp. Avec 8 vignettes dans le texte (J.v.Schley d'après Cornelis Pronk) et 13 plaches dépl. (par Pierre Lyonet). Veau d'epoque, dos doré, avec pièce de titre maroquin (mors fendu, plats et coins frottés; feuilles de garde un peu brunies; petite tache d'eau sur marge supérieure des pp. 17-32). Annotation collé sur feuille de garde: 'Ouvrage peu commun assez curieux et recherché des Amateurs de l'histoire naturelle .1786 .' Poggendorff II.1129. A History of the Ecological Sciences, 30: F.N. Egerton; Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology During the 1700s p. 416-17: 'Regeneration in hydra was discovered by a Genevan scholar living in The Netherlands, Abraham Trembly (1710-1784), [.]. When Trembly discovered a green hydra (= Chlorohydra viridissima) [.] he was uncertain whether it was animal or plant. He thought he could decide by cutting it in half and seeing if it died like an animal or regenerated like a plant. It did regenerate, but its behavior left him uncertain. On 26 September, he initiated a correspondence with Réaumur [.]. After Trembley sent him live specimens, Réaumur assured him that they were animals. By the time Trembley sent an account to the Royal Society of London (1743), word of his sensational discovery had arrived several times [.]. The book he published on his experiments in 1744 explained more than 50 discoveries, including green hydras moving towards light despite the lack of eyes. He was highly praised both for his techniques and conclusions [.]. The illustrations were drawn and engraved by his friend and fellow naturalist, Pierre Lyonet (1706-1789), whose own anatomical studies and illustrations of insects made him the worthy successor of Swammerdam and Malpighi [.].'

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         An Account of the Glacieres, or Ice Alps in Savoy.

      London: printed for Peter Martel, and sold by W. Meadows [and 5 others],, 1744. In Two Letters, one from an English Gentleman to his Friend at Geneva, the other from Peter Martel, Engineer, to the said English Gentleman. Illustrated with a Map, and two Views of the Place, etc., as laid before the Royal Society. Quarto (270 x 206 mm), 28 pp. Original plain paper wrappers, manuscript title inked to front panel. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco slipcase with chemise by the Chelsea Bindery. 2 copper-engraved folding plates. "Lucanus cervus", the Linnaean classification for the stag beetle, inscribed to the rear wrapper upside-down in a contemporary hand; later discreet monogram "GHM" inked to front wrapper verso. Wrappers marked, contents variably spotted, soiled and damp-stained, initial blank excised as often, title page marked, and chipped at lower outer corner to no loss of text, nevertheless a very good copy. First edition of one of the most important works of early mountaineering literature, and "the cornerstone for a Mont Blanc collection" (Meckly), the second plate incorporating the first printed map to identify the mountain by name. Extremely rare in the original wrappers, with the scattering of copies traced in auction records either rebound or part of a sammelband, and often heavily restored; this copy additionally has the contemporary ownership inscription "M. Maty" to the title page, likely that of the noted Dutch Huguenot physician and librarian Matthew Maty (1718-1776), who arrived in London in 1740 and in 1756 became one of the three original keepers of the British Museum. Windham, the son of a wealthy Norfolk landowner, spent time in Geneva among a circle of British expatriates known as the Common Room, and with a few other members of the circle joined Richard Pococke's expedition to Chamonix in June 1741. The group scaled the Montenvers and formally discovered the Mer de Glace, depicted in one of the plates; thus they appear to have become the first recorded travellers for pleasure in the region. Windham's pioneering account "is always linked with that of Pierre Martel, who visited Chamonix the following year. Both their original accounts were written in French and circulated in Geneva in manuscript only. A version (still in French) of the two manuscripts, edited by Leonard Boulacre, was published in Journal Helvetique, May-June, 1743" (Neate). The records of the printer, William Bowyer, show that 500 copies were printed (ESTC). A second edition was printed at Ipswich in 1747.

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         An Account of the Glacieres, or Ice Alps in Savoy. In Two Letters, one from an English Gentleman to his Friend at Geneva, the other from Peter Martel, Engineer, to the said English Gentleman. Illustrated with a Map, and two Views of the Place, etc., as laid before the Royal Society.

      London: printed for Peter Martel, and sold by W. Meadows [and 5 others], 1744 - Quarto (270 x 206 mm), 28 pp. Original plain paper wrappers, manuscript title inked to front panel. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco slipcase with chemise by the Chelsea Bindery. "Lucanus cervus", the Linnaean classification for the stag beetle, inscribed to the rear wrapper upside-down in a contemporary hand; later discreet monogram "GHM" inked to front wrapper verso. Wrappers marked, contents variably spotted, soiled and damp-stained, initial blank excised as often, title page marked, and chipped at lower outer corner to no loss of text, nevertheless a very good copy. 2 copper-engraved folding plates. First edition of one of the most important works of early mountaineering literature, and "the cornerstone for a Mont Blanc collection" (Meckly), the second plate incorporating the first printed map to identify the mountain by name. Extremely rare in the original wrappers, with the scattering of copies traced in auction records either rebound or part of a sammelband, and often heavily restored; this copy additionally has the contemporary ownership inscription "M. Maty" to the title page, likely that of the noted Dutch Huguenot physician and librarian Matthew Maty (1718-1776), who arrived in London in 1740 and in 1756 became one of the three original keepers of the British Museum. Windham, the son of a wealthy Norfolk landowner, spent time in Geneva among a circle of British expatriates known as the Common Room, and with a few other members of the circle joined Richard Pococke's expedition to Chamonix in June 1741. The group scaled the Montenvers and formally discovered the Mer de Glace, depicted in one of the plates; thus they appear to have become the first recorded travellers for pleasure in the region. Windham's pioneering account "is always linked with that of Pierre Martel, who visited Chamonix the following year. Both their original accounts were written in French and circulated in Geneva in manuscript only. A version (still in French) of the two manuscripts, edited by Leonard Boulacre, was published in Journal Helvetique, May-June, 1743" (Neate). The records of the printer, William Bowyer, show that 500 copies were printed (ESTC). A second edition was printed at Ipswich in 1747. Meckly 222; Neate 922. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Consilia Decisiones et Responsa Iuris, in quibus caussae et quaestiones illustres ex iure publico Germ. feudali, ecclesiastico et matrimoniali tractantur. Ex schedis paternis edidit Io. Christ. Gottl. Heineccius, pot. Boruss. Regi a Consil. Aulic.

      Impensis Ioannis Iacobi Kornii, Vratislaviae 1744 - In-folio (355x215mm), pp. (10), 732, (44) di indice, legatura coeva p. pelle marmorizzata con dorso a nervetti decorati in oro con titolo in oro su tassello rosso, filetti, fiorellini e tralci vegetali in oro entro scomparti. Frontespizio in rosso e in nero con vignetta incisa. Testo su due colonne. Bruniture e fioriture fisiologiche nei libri tedeschi di quel tempo. Bell'esemplare. Edizione originale, postuma. Nella raccolta, curata dal figlio dell'Heinecke, Johann Christian Gottlieb, compare anche in edizione originale il De Quaestionibus quibusdam ad feuda Langharum, pot. Sardiniae Regi cessa, pertinentibus, una trattazione di diritto feudale relativa alle Langhe, cedute col Trattato di Vienna del 1738 a Carlo Emanuele III di Savoia, quale riconoscimento per la partecipazione alla guerra di successione polacca e a quella di successione austriaca. Il colophon indica come questo primo tomo, ma il solo esemplare censito in SBN / ICCU (Biblioteca Statale di Trieste) è anch'esso in un unico volume, così come le copie riscontrate in Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog, né vi è traccia di alcuna tomaison nella legatura. L'Heinecke (Eisenberg, 1681-Halle, 1741), giurista e filosofo, professore di diritto ad Halle, fu autore di numerosissimi scritti tradotti nelle principali lingue europee. Immensa fu la sua fama di giureconsulto, affidata soprattutto al De Jure Principis circa civium studia del 1738, in cui egli delegava al sovrano il diritto di assegnare ai sudditi la professione più confacente alle loro attitudini e il dovere di imporre in ogni ordine di scuole una sicura disciplina didattica. Tuttavia, i suoi studi si estesero a quasi tutti i rami del diritto e introdussero in esso il metodo cosiddetto assiomatico, che consiste nel dare di un problema giuridico un'esatta definizione, deducendone poi tutti gli assiomi fondamentali, che diventano quindi i principi delle varie norme giuridiche. Cfr. (per il trattato sulle Langhe) Manno, 32801. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Melisselogia] or the Female Monarchy: 1st Ed.;

      The Author, London, for the Author, 1744. - HARDBACK later half-calf with marbled boards gilt lettering on red spine labels frontispiece pages: xliii [iii] 206 [ii] - plate explanations plates 4 (1 folding) 122mm x 198mm (4.75 x 7.75") some light marks on covers very small tear in fore-edge of frontispiece expertly repaired small piece (30mm x 10mm) missing from bottom corner of two pages (not affecting text) light off-setting of frontispiece and plates some light occasional marginal browning otherwise a very fine bright item. British Bee Books No. 97. Frontispiece taken from Cesi's Apiarium 1625 - the first drawings of bees as seen through a compound microscope - which most likely belonged to Galileo.* (not acknowledged by Thorley). Thorley was the first to record in English that wax scales were found in the pockets (= the four pairs of wax glands found under the abdomen of a worker bee) of bees. He also used smoke from puffballs as a narcotic and in Plate 4 he is shown examining some narcotized bees and searching for the queen. *Freedberg 2002 The Eye of the Lynx." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La secchia rapita poema eroicomico di Alessandro Tassoni patrizio modenese, colle dichiarazioni di Gaspare Salviani romano, s'aggiungono la prefazione, e le annotazioni di Giannandrea Barotti ferrarese, le varie lezioni de' testi a penna, e di molte edizioni; e la vita del poeta composta da Lodovico Antonio Muratori ...

      per Bartolomeo Soliani stamp. duc, 1744. in 8°, 21 cm, rilegatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, titolo su tassello e fregi in oro al dorso, p. (4), 508, antiporta incisa a piena pagina e frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta incisa: Civetta sulla secchia con Modena sullo sfondo. Una tavola silografica all'inizio di ognuno dei 12 canti; una incisione della Ghirlandina, 3 tavole ripiegate fuori testo, due relative al "carattere" (grafia) del Tassoni la terza sulla genealogia de' personaggi della casa Tassoni di Modena. Finalini e incipit animati e silografati, ritratto del Tassoni. Segue il Primo canto dell'Oceano e appendice alla vita di Alessandro Tassoni. Rare bruniture

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         Ducatus Carnioliae Tabula Chorographica : Iussu, Sumptuque Inclytorum Provinciae statum geometrice exhibita Einzelblatt [=9. BLATT] der aus 12 Blättern bestehenden Landkarte des Floriantschitsch de Grienfeld, Johannes Dismas [M. Horn (Monte Horn, Hornwald), Rosenthall, Möttling, Culp-Flus (Kulpa), Nesselthal, Tscherneml (Tschernembl), , Verbouska, Via Carolina, Erdetsch. Novigrad, Carlstadt (Karlstadt)]

      Landkarte/ map, original Kupferstich von Abraham Kaltschmidt , Darstellung ca. 63 x 46 cm Einzelblatt der 1744 in Laibach erschienen Landkarte des Herzogtums Krain des Johann Dimas FLORIANTSCHITSCH DE GRIENFELD (1691-1757?) vgl. Austria Picta, 78, und 322, 22.3 Landkarte

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         1744-1751 Fr. Benjamin Elbel THEOLOGIAE MORALIS DECALOGALIS **10 VOLUME SET** Ex MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY

      THEOLOGIAE MORALIS DECALOGALIS per modum Conferentiarum casibus practicis, applicatae, et illustratae, ad usum tum Curatorum, tum praesertim, pro animarum cura examinandorum... by BENJAMIN ELBEL. AUGSBURG, GERMANY : Matthiae and Joseph Wolff. Ten Volume Set, 1744-1751. Variously third to sixth editions. Ten uniformly bound hardcover volumes, leather spines and marbled paper covered boards, gilt titling and line designs on the spine, 16mo, 4x6.5 inches (9x16.5 cm), pages trimmed. Pagination: [xxiv], 729, [37]; [xxiv], 766, [26]; [xx], 700, [45]; [xxiv], 456, [11]; [xxiv], 832, [36]; [xxii], 818, [22]; [xvi], 362, [19]; [xxii], 537, [35]; [xvi], 546, [42]; [xxviii], 464, [14] pp. Vols. 8 and 10 with engraved frontispiece, vol. 10 with fold out diagram. THIS 10 VOLUME SET was deaccessioned from the Library of MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY, ESOPUS, New York. CONDITION: Ex the Seminary Library, as noted above, with library labels at heels of spines, library labels and marks on preliminary pages, and library pockets with cards affixed to rear endpapers. Ex lib aside, the covers have rubs and scrapes but remain sturdy and attractive; internally, there is some light toning and foxing, there are some early previous owners signatures, notes and marks; overall the pages remain tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice, presentable, ten volume set. Usually only found in single volumes, this 10 volume set is SCARCE. About BENJAMIN ELBEL (from Wikipedia): ******Benjamin Elbel (b. 1690 d. 1756) was a German Franciscan moral theologian. Elbel was born at Friedberg, Bavaria. He belonged to the Strasburg Franciscan province, was lector of theology, and held high positions in the order. He died at Soflingen. His major work, THEOLOGIA MORALIS DECALOGALIS ET SACRAMENTALIS passed rapidly through several editions. Elbel advocated probabilism. He applied abstract principles to strikingly practical cases, and his approach proved influential.****** About MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY, previous owner of these books (from Wikipedia): ******Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary, located in Esopus, New York, was an American Roman Catholic seminary founded in 1907 by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, more commonly known as the Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers. It operated as a seminary until 1985, after which it became a center for meetings and spiritual retreats for the people of the Hudson Valley in New York. In 2012 the Mount ceased operations.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This 10 volume set will be heavy to ship and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks. Good .

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         Cent fables en Latin et en François, choisies des anciens auteurs, mises en vers Latins ..., et traduites par Mr. Perrault, ... Avec de nouvelles figures en taille-douce. Nouvelle edition.London, C. Marsh & T. Payne, H. Slater, S. Baker, F. Noble, W. Bathoe, J. Palairet, 1744. 4to (26.5 x 20.5 cm). With richly designed, engraved frontispiece by Claude Du Bosc, and 99 (of 100) fine engraved illustrations to the fables on integral leaves (plate size about 9.5 x 10.5 cm). Early 19th-century half calf, for the Signet Library in Edinburgh, each board with the gold-tooled British Royal arms. Restored and with later 19th-century endpapers, but with the early 19th-century printed label with the shelf-mark transferred to the front paste-down.

      ESTC N26724; cf. Cicognara 1124; Cohen & De Ricci 371; Pierpont-Morgan, Early children's books 11; not in Fabula Docet. The 1744 issue of Du Bosc's important and luxurious 1743 edition of one hundred fables by Gabriello Faerno (1511-1561) in the original Latin verse (based mostly on Aesop, in part via Phaedrus) with parallel verse translations into French by Charles Perrault (1628-1703), best known as the author of the "Mother Goose" fairy tales, and with extensive additional material, including poems and letters by Faerno. Claude Du Bosc (1682-1746?), a French engraver who worked in England from 1712, signed the beautiful engraved frontispiece (Aesop talking to the animals) and almost certainly engraved the other illustrations and/or had them engraved by his assistants under his supervision. The present frontispiece and illustrations first appeared in the 1741, but the plates for the illustrations were revised or possibly even replaced (they now have wider borders) for Du Bosc's present 1743 edition. They bear no close relation to the illustrations in any Aesop, Phaedrus or Faerno edition before 1741 and form an original contribution to the illustration of these fables. Often the dark hatching of the backgrounds brings out the foreground With the 18th-century armorial bookplate of the Reverend Doctor Thomas Drummond. The Drummond arms is that of the Earls of Perth and Melfort. The illustration for fable 39 was accidentally omitted on page 91, which has a blank space where it should stand, and a crease made in the paper at the time of printing slightly affects the illustration for fable 63. There are also a few marginal stains in the first few leaves, not approaching the text, but the book is otherwise in very good condition and only slightly trimmed, giving very generous margins. The calf spine and corners had suffered from flaking but have been restored and are now sound. A luxurious edition of Faerno's 100 fables, combining all the textual additions of the excellent 1718 French edition with the original Latin and the new illustrations made by Claude Du Bosc in 1741.

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         Naemen ende Waepenen van die Heeren Canzelers, Ordinairis, en Extraordinairis Raaden, inden Hove des Furstendumbs Gelre en Graefschap Zutphen, Zederdt desselfs oprigtinge door Keyser Carel de 5.e inden Jaaren 1545. Alsmede de naemen ende Waepenen vande Heeren Raaden en Rekenmeesters in Gelderlandt Zedert de oprigtinge vande Camer van Rekening, door Coninck Philips de 2.e inden Jaaren 1558. met byvoeginge wanneer de selve Sessie hebbe genomen.

      No name, no place, (1744). 6 paper sheets, good condition, complete. Each sheet ca. 311x415 mm. Engraving. Together the 6 sheets form the armorial of Gelderland. The complete set is rare and can be found in the Rijksmuseum: RP-P-OB-102.468.

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         La secchia rapita poema eroicomico di Alessandro Tassoni patrizio modenese, colle dichiarazioni di Gaspare Salviani romano, s'aggiungono la prefazione, e le annotazioni di Giannandrea Barotti ferrarese, le varie lezioni de' testi a penna, e di molte edizioni; e la vita del poeta composta da Lodovico Antonio Muratori .

      per Bartolomeo Soliani stamp. duc, In Modena 1744 - in 8°, 21 cm, rilegatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, titolo su tassello e fregi in oro al dorso, p. (4), 508, antiporta incisa a piena pagina e frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta incisa: Civetta sulla secchia con Modena sullo sfondo. Una tavola silografica all'inizio di ognuno dei 12 canti; una incisione della Ghirlandina, 3 tavole ripiegate fuori testo, due relative al "carattere" (grafia) del Tassoni la terza sulla genealogia de' personaggi della casa Tassoni di Modena. Finalini e incipit animati e silografati, ritratto del Tassoni. Segue il Primo canto dell'Oceano e appendice alla vita di Alessandro Tassoni. Rare bruniture Molto buono 2° edizione, la prima con le incisioni silografiche. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La secchia rapita

      In 8°; legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso con tassello e titolo in oro, tagli rossi (cuffie ed angoli restaurati); antiporta incisa in legno, frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero con vignetta al centro (che raffigura una civetta sulla secchia con Modena sullo sfondo), pp. 508 [i.e. 510 per l'inserimento di una carta tre le pp. 94-95 contenente l'Appendice alla vita di Alessandro Tassoni] con una grande Tavola genealogica de' personaggi della casa Tassoni di Modena più volte ripiegata fuori testo ed un facsimile di scrittura del Tassoni inciso in rame fuori testo e ripiegato. L'apparato illustrativo nel testo comprende inoltre un legno a tutta pagina raffigurante la torre di Modena detta Ghirlandina (ripetuto due volte), un ritratto in legno dell'autore e 12 tavole xilografiche a tutta pagina poste all'inizio di ogni canto. Grandi iniziali ornate. Esemplare lievemente brunito e a tratti un po' fiorito, ma nel complesso genuino. Il presente esemplare contiene inoltre un ulteriore facsimile di scrittura del Tassoni sempre inciso in rame fuori testo, due grandi mappa calcografiche più volte ripiegate fuori testo (del modenese e dei territori del veneziano e della Romagna) ed infine una tavola in rame raffigurante il carroccio dei Modenesi: tutte queste tavole aggiuntive e non pertinenti con questa edizione provengono dall'edizione in 4to dello stesso anno. CELEBRE EDIZIONE FIGURATA del poema tassoniano, corredata da splendide figure in rame e dagli apparati critici di Gaspare Salviani e Giovanni Andrea Barotti. La prima edizione della Secchia stampata a Modena fu quella data da Antonio Capponi nel 1700. Data la sua scorrettezza, negli ambienti culturali cittadini, dominati dalla figura di L.A. Muratori e dal suo gusto celebrativo per le memorie patrie, si sentì l'esigenza di colmare questa mancanza, pubblicando un'edizione che fosse al contempo filologicamente corretta ed tipograficamente illustrata per rendere omaggio alla memoria del Tassoni. "In questa situazione le tre stampe di Bartolomeo Soliani, [quella in 24mo del 1743 e quelle in 4to ed in 8vo del 1744], costituirono un avvenimento editoriale di grande rilievo. Precedute da un lungo lavoro di preparazione, esse, infatti, colmarono una pressoché secolare lacuna e, rispondendo ad un'esigenza culturale, assolsero al duplice impegnativo compito di proporre un testo filologicamente curato – quello voluto da Urbano VIII – e di offrire, almeno due di esse, un'illustrazione di prim'ordine" (P. Puliatti, Bibliografia di Alessandro Tassoni, Firenze, 1969, p. 184). Il testo fu curato dal Barotti (1701-1772), il quale utilizzò il testo riveduto della seconda edizione di Ronciglione del 1624, conforme ai dettami di Urbano VIII, confrontandolo con i manoscritti e le altre edizioni. Nella prefazione egli traccia una storia della composizione della Secchia, per primo indicando il 1614 come data postquem dell'inizio della composizione. Nelle note infine egli mette in evidenza allusioni a fatti e personaggi del tempo del poeta e introduce dotte osservazioni linguistiche, richiamandosi alle fonti del poema. Il testo da lui approntato fu utilizzato per tutte e tre le edizioni Soliani (cfr. D.B.I., VI, p. 486-487). Puliatti, Op. cit., nr. 129; Gamba, 2097; Catalogo unico, IT\ICCU\UBOE\022858..

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         The Portico with the Lantern]

      A. Canal. f. V. [1744] - Etching with early hand colouring Image 297 x 426 mm, Plate 302 x 429 mm, Sheet 362 x 499 mm Inscribed in bottom left corner of image: 'F F 4' A capriccio (a fantastical view) of a Venetian waterfront, one of a rare series of 34 etchings of Venetian Vedute by Canaletto. In the foreground, a broad-arched portico with an open lantern overlooks an idealised combination of buildings and monuments. At the centre is a large townhouse, with an altana (open terrace), a baroque facade with statue, and a small side door surmounted by a coat of arms featuring a chevron, perhaps those of Canaletto himself. To the left of the central villa is a canopied bishop's tomb, with a statue of the bishop above. To the left are romantic fragments of Roman antiquity, including a triumphal arch on the waterfront, a columned temple, and a collection of architectural remnants upon which sit a group of men, likely a number of soldiers and their regimental drummer. In the distance are the masts and sails of a number of ships on the Venetian lagoon. Giovanni Antonio Canal, known colloquially as Canaletto (18th October 1697 - 19th April 1768) was an Italian painter and printmaker. Canaletto is celebrated as the master of Venetian vedute, being one of the most popular artists for British aristocrats on the Grand Tour. Canaletto's major inspiration were the Roman vedute and capricci of Giovanni Paolo Pannini. Although best known for his paintings, Canaletto also produced a number of etchings, including a series of 30 plates of Venice and its surrounds. The interest in Canaletto's work in Britain was great, spurred by the collections of various British nobles, and especially by George III, who amassed a significant number for the Royal Collection. As a result, prints of Canaletto's vedute were in high demand. Third State, early impression of second printing. Bromberg 10 (iii/iii), De Vesme 10, P&G 11. Condition: Illegible watermark, perhaps an 'R,' near right column of portico. Small tears, stains, and creases to margins, not affecting image. Two small binders' holes to left margin, not affecting image.

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        Military memoirs and maxims of Marshal Turenne. Interspersed with others, taken from the best authors and observation, with remarks. By A. Williamson, Major-General. Aut nunquam tentes, aut perfice. The Second edition.

      London, Printed for J. and P. Knapton, at the Crown in Ludgate-Street, 1744. Small 8vo. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with raised bands and new lettering-piece, boards with gilt double-fillets; pp. xii, [4], 190, [2, advertisements]; expertly rebacked, extremities a little worn; a rather clean and fresh copy, printed on high-quality paper. 'In fact a reissue of the first edition with a cancel titlepage' (ESTC). These are the maxims on military tactics, written by one of the greatest military leaders serving under Louis XIV, who was much admired by his troops. The translator Lieutenant-General Adam Williamson was Deputy-Lieutenent of the Tower from 1722 until his death in 1747. Turenne deals in very determined and precise manner with the march of an army, the logistics of food and other supplies, battles, fortifications, the role of the artillery, government of occupied towns, siege and capitulation. A real no-nonsense approach to the art of war of the 17th century. ESTC T142786.

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