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         Splendor Lucis, oder Glanz des Lichts. Eine kurze physico-cabalistische Auslegung des größten Naturgeheimnisses, insgemein Lapis Philosophorum genannt. Aus dem hebräischen Grundtexte der heiligen Schrift gezogen von Aloysio Wienner ... Aufs neue herausgegeben von Adamah Booz (d. i. A. M. Birkholz). Nebst einem Anhange.

      143 S. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. und rotem Rückenschild. 18,5 x 10,5 cm. Ferguson II, 549 Kopp II, 388 Rosenthal 906 vgl. Duveen S. 621 und Neu 4359 (Ausgabe 1747). - Der Verfasser Lipman Perlin (1705-1768), Sohn des Landesrabbiners von Brandenburg, war zunächst als Übersetzer und Lehrer orientalischer Sprachen in Nikolsburg tätig gewesen. 1734 ging er nach Wien und konvertierte im folgenden Jahr mit seinen drei Söhnen zum Katholizismus. Er nahm den Namen Alois Wienner an und wurde 1746 zum Freiherrn von Sonnenfels geadelt. Sein Sohn Joseph wurde zum bedeutendsten österreichischen Aufklärer. - Der Herausgeber dieser wohl dritten Auflage, Adam Michael Birkholz (1746-1818) war Professor der Medizin in Leipzig, verfasste jedoch auch alchemistische und freimaurerische Werke. - Gering berieben und bestoßen. Titel mit kleinem Randeinriss, etwas gebräunt. Gutes Exemplar!

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         Histoire de l'Académie royale des sciences. Année 1741

      Chez Pierre Mortier 1747 - - Chez Pierre Mortier, A Amsterdam 1747, In-12 (10x17cm), (12) 274pp. ; 199pp. (2) 203-559p. (8), 2 volumes reliés. - Edition illustrée de 5 planches pour le tome 1, 13 pour le tome 2, la plupart dépliantes, soit 18 planches. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison à la cire noire.Un manque en tête du tome 2, un en tête du tome 1. Frottements On retiendra dans chacune des sections mentionnées les articles remarquables suivants : Réflexions sur la théorie du troisième satellite de Jupiter, par M. Maraldi. Sur la cas irréductible du troisième degré, par M. Nicole. Démonstration de la règle de Descartes, pour connaître le nombre de racines positives & négatives dans les équations qui n'ont point de racines imaginaires, par M. l'abbé de Gua. Sur la détermination des solstices, par M. Cassini de Thury. Observations par lesquelles on tâche de découvrir la partie du cerveau où l'âme exerce ses fonctions, par M. de la Peyronie. Problèmes de dynamique par M. de Montigny. De la formation de la voix de l'homme, par M. Ferrein. Recherche du nombre des racines réelles ou imaginaires, réelles positives ou réelles négatives, qui peuvent se trouver dans les équations de tous les degrés, par M. l'abbé de Gua. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Illustrated edition of 5 boards for volume 1, 13 for volume 2, most unfolding, or 18 boards. Title pages in red and black. Binding full brown marbled vintage calf. Back to nerves adorned. Title pieces in red morocco, and tomaison in black wax. Small part coming off in a headdress. 3 blunt corners. Friction. Headdress of volume 3 partially removed. Good copy. The following remarkable articles are to be found in each of the sections mentioned: The measurement of the diameters of the largest planets, by M. Du Hamel. ReseArches paper on the cause of the boiling of liquids, by Abbe Nollet. Observations of the solar eclipse, July 25, 1748, by M. de Thury, Cassini, Maraldi. Memoirs on the variations which one notices in the solsticiales heights, as well of summer as of winter, by M. de Thury. New invention of ardent mirrors, by M. de Buffon. Observations of the vertical diameter of the sun at the time of passage by its apogee, by M. Le Monnier. On the figures and the solids circumscribed to the circle and the sphere, by M. Zanotti. (12) 274pp. ; 199pp. (2) 203-559p. (8) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antique Book-POETRY, TOPOGRAPHY-De Stad Kleef & Willem de Eerste-Langendyk-1747

      - Biography & Autobiography Author: Langendyk, Pieter Title: De Stad Kleef, haar Gezondheidsbron, en Omleggende Landsdouwen. [Bound after:] Willem de Eerste, Prins van Oranje, Stadhouder van Holland en Zeeland, Grondlegger der Nederlandsche Vryheid. In Jaardichten beschreeven.Impressum: Haarlem: Jan Bosch, 1762 / [1747]. 1 edition.Subject(s): POETRY, BIOGRAPHY, TOPOGRAPHYDimensions ca. 21 x 26.5 cm. (ca. 8.3 x 10.4 inch). 4to.Collation: [iv], 112, [ii], 63, [iii] pp.With 10 engraved folding plates with views of Cleves. Both title pages with an engraved vignette. Engraved by: Spilman, Hendrik. The vignette to Willem de Eerste by J. Goeree. After: Beyer, Jan de.Willem de Eerste' contains ten laudatory poems for William the Silent. 'De Stad Kleef'.Contemporary full marbled calf with 5 raised bands to the spine, title gilt-lettered to a morocco title ticket, the remaining compartments of the spine with giltstamped floral decoration, front and rear board with a gilt roll border and central floral vignette, board edges with gilt roll border.Cover condition: Good: corners bumped and worn, spine ends chipped, Inside condition: Very good: crisp and clean copy with ample margins. Two of the plates reinforced with paper where small tears were repaired, one of the plates with dampstain to the lower margin (affecting plate). Also with several library ('Staatsarchiv Dusseldorf, Depot W. Vielhaber Bibliothek') ink stamps throughout (also to the rear of each plate).Biography: Pieter Langendijk (1683-1756) was, professionally, a damask weaver and pattern draughtsman. He wrote several plays and long works of poetry. 'Willem de Eerste', is a compilation of 10 yearly poems on the subject, just as he wrote 'De Graaven van Holland' (The Counts of Holland) in yearly poems. Hendrik Spilman was Langendijk's nephew. Jan de Beyer (1703-c.1780) was a Dutch draughtsman and painter. He is well known for his drawings of buildings and towns of the Low Countries (of which he produced a total of nearly 1500. 600 of these were reproduced as engravings, as are the views in this book.Hendrik Spilman (Amsterdam 1721 - Haarlem 1784), was a Dutch engraver, mostly of topographical views. Storage location: TPC Box5 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Lettres d'une Péruvienne [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque plein veau marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné, A Peine, s.d. [ 1747 ], 1f., viij-337 pp. Edition originale. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée avec petits mq. en coiffes, coins frottés, bon état par ailleurs). Véritable édition originale, première à être publiée parmi les 11 éditions à l'adresse de "A Peine", sans date ni auteur, répertoriées par David Smith . Quérard, III, 440 ; Brunet, II, 1690 ; Gay, II, 832 Français

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         BIBLIOTHECA RADCLIVIANA, or, a Short Description of the Radcliffe Library, at Oxford. Containing Its Several Plans, Uprights, Sections, and Ornaments, on Twenty Three Copper Plates, Neatly Engraved, With the Explanation of Each Plate.

      London, printed for the author, 1747. FIRST EDITION 1747. Slim folio, approximately 410 x 260 mm, 16 x 10 inches, 23 engraved plates, including portrait of James Gibbs by William Hogarth and portrait of John Radcliffe by G. Kneller Baron, and 21 architectural plates, 12 pages of text including title page, pages 3-4 Dedication to the trustees of the Radcliffe Library, pages 5-6 Preface, pages 7-12 description of the plates, bound in contemporary half calf with maroon gilt lettered title label, gilt rules to spine, marbled boards. Binding worn and rubbed, upper hinge cracked, repair to head and tail of spine, corners worn with board showing, inner paper hinges cracked, pale foxing and browning to all plates, offset to blank side of plates from preceding plates, brown stain to corners of pastedowns and free endpapers, otherwise a very good copy with boards still firmly attached and no loose pages. See: The Fowler Architectural Collection of the John Hopkins University, by Laurence Hall Fowler, page 118; Eileen Harris, British Architectural Books and Writers 1556-1785, page 212, No. 256. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle Volume XVIII January to December 1747

      London: Edward Cave. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Baynton-Coward binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1747. First Edition. Grey hardback quarter-leather cover with marbled boards. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 623pp [xvii] + plates. 16 b/w plates and maps (6 fold-out0. Bayntun-Coward binding. .

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         De tabernakel, of Breedvoerige beschryving van de tente der t'zamenkomste, benevens alle derzelver deelen en heilige gereedschappen. Alsmede, schriftmatige onderzoeking der uitnemende verborgenheden en heerlyke voorbeelden: hoe daarin de Heere Christus en

      Rotterdam: Philippus en Jakobus Losel, 1747 Very Good HC. Text in Dutch; some text in blackletter. Full contemporary vellum, hand letter ink titles on spine; sprinkled edges. Vellum in very good condition with some handling discoloration, remains supple; tightly bound; light pencil name and date (1949) on front free end paper; small area of damp stain slightly affects some leaves at lower inner corner; occasional light smudges interior; otherwise, light clean interior. 9 full page copperplate engravings (frontis, folding plan of tabernacle, 7 others); woodcut head and tailpieces and decorated drop-cap initials throughout. 21 x 16 cm. [18], 44, [1], 62, 211, [11] p. in 4s. (plates not paged). See, OCLC #63964116.

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         Antique Map-SICILY-ITALY-Homann Heirs-1747

      - Antique Map, titled: 'Regni & Insulae Siciliae Tabula Geographica ( ).' - Detailed map of the island Sicily, Italy, published by Homann Heirs in 1747. The map is decorated with a wonderful cartouche including the coat of arms of Sicily. Engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Homann Heirs' after an anonymous artist. Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Homann Heirs'. Following the long period of Dutch domination, the Homann family became the most important map publishers in Germany in the eighteenth century, the business being founded by J.B. Homann in Nuremberg about the year 1702. Soon after publishing his first atlas in 1707 he became a member of the Berlin academy of Sciences and in 1715 he was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. After the founder's death in 1724, the firm was continued under the direction of his son until 1730 and was then bequeathed to his heirs on the condition that it trades under the name of Homann Heirs. The firm remained in being until the next century and had a wide influence on map publishing in Germany. Apart from the atlases the firm published a very large number of individual maps. The Homanns produced a Neuer Atlas in 1714, a Grosser Atlas in 1737, and an Atlas Maior with about 300 maps in 1780. They also issued a special Atlas of Germany with full sized plans of principal cities, school atlases and an Atlas of Silesia in 1750 with 20 maps. Condition: Good, given age. Damp stained top margin, not affecting image. Some staining and light soiling in the margins. A few small spots. Vertical crease left of middle fold. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B11-27 ISCRA The overall size is ca. 24.8 x 21.1 inch. The image size is ca. 21.3 x 18.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 63 x 53.5 cm. The image size is ca. 54 x 46.3 cm.

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         Gegründete Nachricht von dem Bergbau und Schmelzwesen in der Grafschaft Mannßfeld : wie nämlich ersterer geführet, letzterer aber tractiret wird, und zwar nach der hierbey befindlichen Eißleb- und Mannßfeldischen Berg-Ordnung;

      Friedrich Lankischens Erben, Lankisch, Leipzig 1747 - Noch Titel."Benebst einer Erzählung von Muthmassungen auf Bergwerk, der Wünschel-Ruthe, Kurhändlern; auch des Berg- und Schmelzwesens in Thüringen, und welcher gestalt hier in vorigen Zeiten vieles durch den Bergbau erbeutet worden ". Sehr schöner Einband mit Leinenrücken, montiertes Titelschildchen von unserer Buchbinderin liebevoll angefertigt, Leinenecken. Reste des Interim-Einbandes mit Eintragung von sehr alter Hand auf Vorsatzblatt montiert. Titelblatt mit Eintragung von sehr alter Hand, Reste von altem Bibliotheksstempel auch auf Rückseite des Titelblattes. Vorwort (mit hübscher Vignette), Inhaltsverzeichnis, 132 Seiten, weitere Titelvignetten, Endvignette. Schöne Typographie, sauber. +++ 17,3 x 21,7 cm, 0,4 kg. +++ Stichwörter: Mansfeld Harz Hüttenwesen Geschichte Gesetzgebung Sachsen-Anhalt Eisleben Industrie Gewicht in Gramm: 400

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         The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XVIII. January to December 1747

      Edward Cave, London 1747 - iii, 623pp [xvii] + plates. 16 b/w plates and maps (6 fold-out0. Bayntun-Coward binding. 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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         Lettres d'une Péruvienne [ Edition originale ]

      A Peine 1747 - 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque plein veau marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné, A Peine, s.d. [ 1747 ], 1f., viij-337 pp. Edition originale. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée avec petits mq. en coiffes, coins frottés, bon état par ailleurs). Véritable édition originale, première à être publiée parmi les 11 éditions à l'adresse de "A Peine", sans date ni auteur, répertoriées par David Smith . Quérard, III, 440 ; Brunet, II, 1690 ; Gay, II, 832 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         BIBLIOTHECA RADCLIVIANA, or, a Short Description of the Radcliffe Library, at Oxford. Containing Its Several Plans, Uprights, Sections, and Ornaments, on Twenty Three Copper Plates, Neatly Engraved, With the Explanation of Each Plate.

      London printed for the author 1747 - FIRST EDITION 1747. Slim folio, approximately 410 x 260 mm, 16 x 10 inches, 23 engraved plates, including portrait of James Gibbs by William Hogarth and portrait of John Radcliffe by G. Kneller Baron, and 21 architectural plates, 12 pages of text including title page, pages 3-4 Dedication to the trustees of the Radcliffe Library, pages 5-6 Preface, pages 7-12 description of the plates, bound in contemporary half calf with maroon gilt lettered title label, gilt rules to spine, marbled boards. Binding worn and rubbed, upper hinge cracked, repair to head and tail of spine, corners worn with board showing, inner paper hinges cracked, pale foxing and browning to all plates, offset to blank side of plates from preceding plates, brown stain to corners of pastedowns and free endpapers, otherwise a very good copy with boards still firmly attached and no loose pages. See: The Fowler Architectural Collection of the John Hopkins University, by Laurence Hall Fowler, page 118; Eileen Harris, British Architectural Books and Writers 1556-1785, page 212, No. 256. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Risposta al libro intitolato Dell'impiego del danaro opera consecrata all'eminenza di Carlo Vittorio Amedeo Ignazio Delle Lanze Prete Cardinale del Titolo di S. Sisto il Vecchio...

      Nella Stamperia di Filippo Antonio Campana, 1747. Cm. 24, pp. (2) viii, 295 (1). Fregio al frontespizio. Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. rigido. Esemplare particolarmente genuino e marginoso, in barbe. Sguardie posteriori assenti, peraltro ottima conservazione. Opera apparsa in risposta al celebre scritto di Scipione Maffei e che si inserisce nelle polemiche scatenata dall'apparizione di quel volume. Raro ed interessante.

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         Rare Antique Print-MAN-BONES-SPINE-RHINOCEROS-Wandelaar-Albinus-1747

      - Antique print, untitled. This monumental anatomy plate shows the bones of the back of a male figure, standing in front of a rhinoceros. Wandelaar placed his skeletons and musclemen against lush ornamental backgrounds to give them the illusion of vitality, using contrasts of mass and light to produce a three-dimensional effect. The most famous plate in the atlas depicts a skeletal figure standing in front of an enormous grazing rhinoceros, sketched by Wandelaar from the first living specimen in Europe, which had arrived at Amsterdam zoo in 1741" (Norman). Etching/engraving on Hand laid (verge) paper. Description: This print originates from: "Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani", Leyden: 1747. Rare. Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jan Wandelaar' after 'Bernhard Siegfried Albinus'. Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759) was a Dutch painter, engraver and etcher, born in Amsterdam. Wandelaar was a pupil of Folkema, van der Gouwen and De Lairesse. In turn he would teach Lyonet and Delfos. His anatomical engravings (for Ruysch' Opera and Albinus Tabulae) are the main base for his renown and highly esteemed. He died in Leyden. Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (born Weiss, 1697-1770) was a German-born Dutch anatomist. His father was professor of medicine in Frankfurt, but later transferred to Leyden. Albinus began his studies at age 12, under Boerhaave and Bidloo. He was then instructed by Sebastien Vaillant and Jacob Winslow in Paris, and afterwards wholly devoted himself to anatomy and botany. Condition: Very good, given age. Horizontal folding in middle. Margins cropped to or slightly over the image edge, extended and reinforced using contemporary paper backed with acid free archival tape. Where cropping removed part of the border, this was redrawn with pen and ink during restoration. Occasional light retouching of image at top and bottom with pen and ink. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-Expo-P7-24 The overall size is ca. 16.5 x 21.8 inch. The image size is ca. 15.4 x 20.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 42 x 55.4 cm. The image size is ca. 39.2 x 52.5 cm.

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         ODES ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

      Printed for R. Dodsley, at Tully's Head in Pall-mall; and sold by M. Cooper in Pater-noster Row, London 1747 - [iv], 5-47 pages of text, [i] blank. Complete. Bound in simple circa 1960 blue paper-covered boards; no spine label. Page height is 10". Moderate foxing to first several leaves of text. Paper overall slightly age-toned. Joseph Warton (1722-1800). Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Histoire gènèrale des voyages ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages...

      De Hondt, Didot, Arksteè Merkus,Rozet,Panc, 1747. Vol. 19, In 4° (265x 200), frontespizio in rosso e nero, grande ritratto dell'autore in antiporta al primo volume, raffinate testatine di carattere antropologico che accompagnano tutti i volumi, il tutto inciso finemente in rame da J.V. Schley, finalini silografici. L'opera è accompagnata da un ricco apparato iconografico di 515 tavv. così suddiviso:155 carte geografiche colorate a mano d'epoca ai confini, f.t. ripiegate più volte; 360 tavole incise in rame, sempre f.t., molte ripiegate, raffiguranti vedute di città, piante topografiche, usi e costumi religiosi e sociali dei vari popoli del mondo. Elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle di vitello marmorizzata con dorso a riquadri e tasselli in oro, doppio filetto a secco ai piatti, tagli rossi, dentelle con fregi in oro. Una fra le migliori edizioni della monumentale raccolta di viaggi di Prevost (1697-1763), quasi sempre pubblicata in Ottavo con le tavole di formato ridotto e ripiegate. L'opera è suddivisa nel seguente modo: i primi quattro volumi comprendono viaggi inglesi e portoghesi in Africa e nelle Indie Orientali; i voll.V-VII, descrivono Cina, Corea, Tartaria e Tibet; i voll. VIII-IX comprendono i viaggi olandesi e francesi alle Indie Orientali; i voll. X-XI riguardano India, Filippine e Antartico; i voll. XII-XV trattano le Americhe; il vol. XVI è di indice generale; il vol. XVII è un supplemento ai voll. VIII, IX, X e XI. Il vol. XVIII tratta dei viaggi nelle terre artiche, Islanda, Jan Mayen, Siberia, Russia; il vol. XIX tratta Groenlandia e Kamchatka.Ottimo esempl. completo di tutte le tavole, genuino, marginoso; ottimo lo stato di conserv. int. tranne piccoli tarli saltuari a due tomi ed uno doppio al marg. int. del vol.XVI per alcune pagg., che non lede il testo; alcuni dorsi e cerniere con lievi mende, piccole mancanze agli angoli dei piatti di alcuni tomi.

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         Corpus iuris canonici Gregorii XIII. Pontif. Max. Auctoritate post emendationem absolutam editum in duos tomos divisum et appendice novo auctum. Hier 2 Bände in einem Buch KOMPLETT !

      Halae Magdeburgicae, Impensis Orphanotrphei, 1747 - 4°, LXXXVIII, 1242 Spalten, 4 Seiten, LVI, 1200 und 860 Spalten mit einigen Vignetten und einem ganzs. gestochenen Titelbild, betitelter OHalbledereinband mit Goldprg. - Rücken best. sonst guter Zustand - 1747. a75293 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100

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         2 Antique Maps-BALTIC-LIVONIA-LATVIA-GULF OF RIGA-COURLAND-Homann Heirs-1747

      - Antique Map, titled: 'Curlandiae & Semgalliae ( ) - Ducatus Curlandiae juxta Barnikelii architecti curiciprimarii ( ).' - Scarce set of 2 separate maps that can be joined together to one large map of the regions Curlandia (Courland) in Lettland (Latvia) and Semgalliae, situated on the Gulf of Riga, published by Homann Heirs in 1747, Nuremberg. There are two decorative title cartouches. Engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper. Made by 'Homann Heirs' after an anonymous artist. Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Homann Heirs'. Following the long period of Dutch domination, the Homann family became the most important map publishers in Germany in the eighteenth century, the business being founded by J.B. Homann in Nuremberg about the year 1702. Soon after publishing his first atlas in 1707 he became a member of the Berlin academy of Sciences and in 1715 he was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. After the founder's death in 1724, the firm was continued under the direction of his son until 1730 and was then bequeathed to his heirs on the condition that it trades under the name of Homann Heirs. The firm remained in being until the next century and had a wide influence on map publishing in Germany. Apart from the atlases the firm published a very large number of individual maps. The Homanns produced a Neuer Atlas in 1714, a Grosser Atlas in 1737, and an Atlas Maior with about 300 maps in 1780. They also issued a special Atlas of Germany with full sized plans of principal cities, school atlases and an Atlas of Silesia in 1750 with 20 maps. Condition: Good, given age. Damp stained bottom left and right. Some staining and light soiling in the margins. Some minor crinkles. A few small spots. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 24.8 x 21.1 inch. The image size is ca. 22.2 x 19.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 63 x 53.5 cm. The image size is ca. 56.5 x 50.2 cm.

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         Scalinata in Piazza di Spagna

      1747. Incisione in rame, mm 208x322. Una fra le più belle vedute tratte da "Le magnificenze di Roma anticha e moderna ". Bell'esemplare marginoso.

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         A Proper Answer to a Late Scurrilous Libel, Entitled, An Apology for the Conduct of a Late Celebrated Second-Rate Minister

      London: M. Cooper, 1747. First edition. [ii], iv, [2, blank], 5-44 pp., with half-title and A4 blank. 8vo. Modern blue wrappers. Stab holes, a few paper flaws on half-title and advertisement, and small closed tears on half-title. In a custom quarter cloth and card folder. First edition. [ii], iv, [2, blank], 5-44 pp., with half-title and A4 blank. 8vo. The last of Fielding's political tracts, a response to an anti-ministerial pamphlet - An Apology for the Conduct of a Late Celebrated Second-Rate Minister - that posed as the apology of Thomas Winnington, a prominent Whig and member of the government. "Winnington" claims that he and every memember of the Walpole government were secret Jacobites, bent on persuing policies so destructive to England's health that the Hanoverians would be booted out and the Stuarts restored to the throne. Fielding's reply, which drips with anti-Catholic venom, is derided by Battestin as essentially hack work done to order by his friends and patrons in the government. There was even the suggestion in a pamphlet response entitled The Patriot Analized (1748), that the original Apology was itself a product of Fielding's pen, an elaborate set-up which enabled him to doubly profit from his Answer. A rare complete copy, with half-title and blank A4, of an uncommon work on the market. Cross III, p. 315. Provenance: Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)

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         Le spectacle de la nature, ou entretiens sur les particularités de l'histoire naturelle, qui ont paru les plus propres à rendre les jeunes-gens curieux, & à leur former l'esprit. Diverses éditions. 8 tomes en 9 volumes:

      Paris, (Vincent pour) Estienne, 1742 à 1747, - pt. in-8vo, avec au total 9 frontispices + 198 planches pour la plupart dépliantes, pages impr. sur papier épais entièrement non rognées, taches par-ci par-là, nom ms. d?époque, à l?int. du premier plat du tome 5: ?Buman?, cartonnage muet original. (T. 8.1, d.-parchemin rogné). Traces d?usage. Une véritable encyclopédie de la nature et des arts et métiers, agréable et instructive, illustrée de nombreuses planches gravées, dont la plupart dépliantes.Collation, planches et frontispices contenues dans notre exemplaire:T. 1 - 1745: XXIV + 562 p. (+ 3 p.) + front + 25 planches.T. 2 - 1744, Nlle éd.: XXIV + 468 p. + front + (p. 400 à 416 galerie de vers avec manque d?un peu de texte) + 36 planches.T. 3 - 1744: 2 ff. + 576 p. + front + 31 planchesT. 4 - 1742: 599 p. (+1) + front + 28 planches. (tache brune en bas des pages).T. 5 - 1746: 2 ff. + 596 p. + 2 ff. + front + 20 planches (tache brune en haut des pages).T. 6 - 1747, nlle éd.: 2 ff. + 601 p. (+ 3) + front + 30 planches.T. 7 - 1746 : 2 ff. + 555 p. (+ 5 p.) + front + 30 planches (pl. 30. ?Vue du portail de S. Nicaise ä Reims? avec manque en bas de limage).T. 8 - première partie - 1770: 2ff. + 436 p. + 1 ff. + front.T. 8 - seconde partie - 1750: 2ff. + 436 p. + 1 ff. + frontPlease notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Miscellany of Poems

      Consisting of Original Poems, Translations, Pastorals in the Cumberland Dialect, Familiar Epistles, Fables, Songs, and Epigrams. First Edition. 8vo., xlix, [3], 160, 159-168, [6] pp., with the subscribers' list and the final contents leaves. Staining to the edges of the first and final leaves caused by the turn-ins, hole caused by a paper flaw in the lower blank margin of the second and third leaves, some dark foxing to a few leaves at the beginning and end, damp staining to the upper fore-corner of E5-8. Contemporary sheep, covers with a single gilt fillet, spine ruled in gilt, red morocco label in the second panel of the spine (spine rubbed and a little worn, corners bumped, covers a little rubbed, upper joints split, upper and lower headcaps chipped, bookplate removed from the front pastedown). Glasgow: printed by Robert Foulis for Mr. Thompson in Wigton,

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         Histoire gËnËrale des voyages ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages.

      De Hondt, Didot, ArksteË Merkus,Rozet,Panc, Den Haag, Parigi,Amsterdam, 1747 - Vol. 19, In 4? (265x 200), frontespizio in rosso e nero, grande ritratto dell'autore in antiporta al primo volume, raffinate testatine di carattere antropologico che accompagnano tutti i volumi, il tutto inciso finemente in rame da J.V. Schley, finalini silografici. L'opera Ë accompagnata da un ricco apparato iconografico di 515 tavv. cosÏ suddiviso:155 carte geografiche colorate a mano d'epoca ai confini, f.t. ripiegate pi? volte; 360 tavole incise in rame, sempre f.t., molte ripiegate, raffiguranti vedute di citt?, piante topografiche, usi e costumi religiosi e sociali dei vari popoli del mondo. Elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle di vitello marmorizzata con dorso a riquadri e tasselli in oro, doppio filetto a secco ai piatti, tagli rossi, dentelle con fregi in oro. Una fra le migliori edizioni della monumentale raccolta di viaggi di Prevost (1697-1763), quasi sempre pubblicata in Ottavo con le tavole di formato ridotto e ripiegate. L'opera Ë suddivisa nel seguente modo: i primi quattro volumi comprendono viaggi inglesi e portoghesi in Africa e nelle Indie Orientali; i voll.V-VII, descrivono Cina, Corea, Tartaria e Tibet; i voll. VIII-IX comprendono i viaggi olandesi e francesi alle Indie Orientali; i voll. X-XI riguardano India, Filippine e Antartico; i voll. XII-XV trattano le Americhe; il vol. XVI Ë di indice generale; il vol. XVII Ë un supplemento ai voll. VIII, IX, X e XI. Il vol. XVIII tratta dei viaggi nelle terre artiche, Islanda, Jan Mayen, Siberia, Russia; il vol. XIX tratta Groenlandia e Kamchatka.Ottimo esempl. completo di tutte le tavole, genuino, marginoso; ottimo lo stato di conserv. int. tranne piccoli tarli saltuari a due tomi ed uno doppio al marg. int. del vol.XVI per alcune pagg., che non lede il testo; alcuni dorsi e cerniere con lievi mende, piccole mancanze agli angoli dei piatti di alcuni tomi. viaggi - scoperte.

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         Das Abwechselnde Schicksal in dem Leben Simon Lord Lovat, Oberhaupts der Familie der Fraser in Schottland. Diesem ist beygefüget eine Nachricht des Hn. Bernh. Backers ... von dem letzten Betragen des Lord Lovat nach dem Empfang des Todesurtheils bis zu seiner Hinrichtung den 20 Apr. 1747.

      Hamburg, Grund und Leipzig, Holle 1747.. Mit gest. und gefalt. Frontispiz und 2 gest. u. gefalt. Tafeln. 7 Bll., 365 S. - VORGEBUNDEN. i:. Foster, Jacob: Letzter Beystand, welchen er dem Grafen von Kilmarnock, vor dem Tage seiner Verurtheilung, bis zu seiner Hinrichtung den 29. August, geleistet hat. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Dritte Auflage. Hamburg; Grund 1746. Mit gest. Front. 61 S. - ii: Schmidt, Johann Heinrich: Heilsame Gedancken, welche der Königl. Schloß- und Dohm-Gemeine zu einem gesegneten Eintritt in das 1747te Jahr demüthigst überreichet. Berlin; Michaelis (1747). 12 Bll. - III.: Send-Schreiben eines Sicilianers an seinen Freund, über die Parisischen Sitten und Lebensart derer Frantzosen. Ins Teutsche übersetzet von W.A.G. Leipzig, Blochberger 1746. 80 S. Lederband d. Zt. Der schottische Clanführer Simon Fraser, 11. Lord Lovat, wurde seiner Teilnahme an der Schlacht bei Culloden am 9. April 1747 (auf dem Titel fälschlich 20. April) auf dem Tower Hill in London geköpft. Der Lord, mit dem Spitznamen "The fox", wechselte öfters die Seiten zwischen den Jakobiten und dem Haus Hannover auf dem britischen Thron, seine Teilnahme am Jakobitenaufstandes von 1745 kostete ihm dann letztendlich das Leben. - Vorgebunden (I) über William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock, unterstütze Bonnie Prince Charlie und wurde ebenfalls auf dem Tower Hill geköpft. - Etwas berieben. Titel von (I) gestempelt.

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         A General History of England. Vol. I-IV. London, J. Hodges

      1747 - First Edition. 4 vols. Folio, xvi, 856; 867; 828; 684pp, original full calf, gilt spines, spines scuffed, hinges cracking [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Elements of Plane Geometry. To which are added, an Essay on the Maxima and Minima of Geometrical Quantities, and A brief Treatise of regular Solids; also, the Mensuration of both Superficies and Solids, together with the Construction of a large Variety of Geometrical Problems

      Printed for the Author; Samuel Farrer and John Turner, London 1747 - Reliure anglaise en veau de l'époque, decors à froids sur les plats Un volume in-8 (201x125 mm), vi-193-(1) pages Coins émoussés. Dos restauré (à l'anglaise, "rebacked"), gardes renouvellées . Thomas Simpson, fut un mathématicien anglais autodidacte et un ardent défenseur des théories de son compatriote Isaac Newton. En 1743, il est nommé professeur de mathématiques à Woolwich et, deux ans plus tard (le 5 décembre 1745), il est élu membre de la Royal Society. Ses ' Élémens de Géométrie ' ont connu un grand succès tant en Angleterre avec six éditions qu'en France (pas moins de 5 éditions). Rare édition originale des éléments de géométrie de Thomas Simpson. DSB [XII, p. 444 " 'Geometry' which led to an argument with Robert Simson (whose editions of Euclid became very popular), represent a significant revision of the original Greek treatment along the lines of Clairaut and other Continental mathematicians"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full calf, blindstamped pannel on covers with corner pieces. 8vo (201x125 mm), vi-193-(1) pages Corners bumped. Rebacked, endpapers renewed . Rare first edition of the ' Element of Plane geometry ' of Thomas Simpson. Mathematician, Simpson. was the son of a weaver. On 1743, he was appointed professor of mathematics at the Royal Academy at Woolwich, and on 1745 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. His ' Element of Plane geometry ' were a bestseller with 6 London editions between 1714 and 1821, five at Paris, and one at Amsterdam. DSB [XII, p. 444 " 'Geometry' which led to an argument with Robert Simson (whose editions of Euclid became very popular), represent a significant revision of the original Greek treatment along the lines of Clairaut and other Continental mathematicians"] In 8 338g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Elemens de Physique, ou introduction à la Philosophie de Newton

      Charles-Antoine Jombert, Paris 1747 - Plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré portant les pièces de titre et de tomaison. Deux volumes in-8 (197x120 mm), (8)-iv-356-(2) pages / (2)-iv-478(2) pages et 50 planches Une coiffe et coins abîmés, petits manques de cuir au plat supérieur du tome 2 . Première édition de cette traduction du 'Physices elementa mathematica', le maître-ouvrage de Gravesande et l'un des meilleurs exposés de la pensée de Newton. C'est la seconde traduction française, la première par Elie de Joncourt avait paru en 1746. Exemplaire très frais DSB [V, p. 510 : "The scientific reputation of'sGravesande is enshrined in this book .(it) was easily the most influential book of its kind, at least before 1750. It was a larger, better-argued, and more philosophical work than most of its predecessors; moreover, it leaned heavely on Opticks (including the queries) as well as on the Principia . The strength of his exposition was in his perfection of the method of justifying scientific truths either by self-evidence or by appeal to experimental verification in the manner already begun by Keill and Desaguliers, perfected by him through the design of many new instruments constructed by the instrument maker Jan van Musschenbroek."] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces. Two 8vo (197x120 mm), (8)-iv-356-(2) pages / (2)-iv-478(2) pages and 50 plates One cap and corners worn, small lacks on the upper cover of part 2 . First edition of this translation; there was an other French translation by Elie de Joncourt which appeared in 1746. Originally published in 1720-21, this summary of Newtonian physics was in itself an important work. Fresh copy DSB [V, p. 510 : "The scientific reputation of'sGravesande is enshrined in this book .(it) was easily the most influential book of its kind, at least before 1750. It was a larger, better-argued, and more philosophical work than most of its predecessors; moreover, it leaned heavely on Opticks (including the queries) as well as on the Principia . The strength of his exposition was in his perfection of the method of justifying scientific truths either by self-evidence or by appeal to experimental verification in the manner already begun by Keill and Desaguliers, perfected by him through the design of many new instruments constructed by the instrument maker Jan van Musschenbroek."] In quarto / 4to 1296g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Collection of Voyages and Travels, some now first printed from original manuscripts, others now first published in English. In Six Volumes ... The Third Edition ... [Uniformly bound with:] A Collection of Voyages and Travels ... Compiled from the curious and valuable Library of the late Earl of Oxford

      London: by assignment by Messrs. Churchill for Henry Lintot and John Osborn (vols.I-VI); Thomas Osborne (vols.VII-VIII), 1747. 8 volumes, folio. (13 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches). Title to vol.I printed in red and black, text in two columns. 284 engraved maps and plates (19 folding, 125 double-page) by Kip, Moll and others, 1 folding letterpress table, 10 engraved illustrations, 62 wood-cut illustrations. Scattered minor foxing, minor worming at front of vol. 7. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked retaining the original morocco lettering pieces, spines with raised bands in seven compartments, ruled in gilt on either side of each bandProvenance: Henry Seymer, Hanford, Dorset (armorial bookplate)A fine set of the third and best edition of this "very valuable collection, both for its range of coverage and for the fact that it gives original accounts'' (Hill): complete with the Osborne continuation.Among the most important 18th century collections of voyages, including a number of accounts appearing here for the first time, or at least for the first time in English. The contents include seminal works on China, North and South America, Africa, Russia, Greenland, Japan, the northwest passage and more. Importantly, this set includes the first editions of the rare supplementary volumes, known as the "Harleian Voyages", compiled from Lord Oxford's library by Thomas Osborne and issued as volumes VII and VIII of the set. According to Sabin these are a "necessary accompaniment" although sets are generally found on the market in six volumes only. This combination of the third edition of Churchill's Voyages with Osborne's extension "is considered to be the best because of its greater inclusiveness and its copious index" (Hill).Sabin notes that in the first six volumes the "account of the books of voyages and travels" is brought up to date, and that "Many of the books in this collection have not appeared elsewhere in English". The better-known travellers whose works are printed here include: Baldaeus, Drake, Nieuhoff, John Smith, Columbus, Gemelli-Careri and Herrera.Cf. Borba de Moraes, pp. 1815; Hill (2004) 295; NMM 33; Sabin 13017 & 57765.

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         A Proper Answer to a Late Scurrilous Libel, Entitled, An Apology for the Conduct of a Late Celebrated Second-Rate Minister

      London: M. Cooper, 1747. First edition. [ii], iv, [2, blank], 5-44 pp., with half-title and A4 blank. 8vo. Modern blue wrappers. Stab holes, a few paper flaws on half-title and advertisement, and small closed tears on half-title. In a custom quarter cloth and card folder. First edition. [ii], iv, [2, blank], 5-44 pp., with half-title and A4 blank. 8vo. The last of Fielding's political tracts, a response to an anti-ministerial pamphlet - An Apology for the Conduct of a Late Celebrated Second-Rate Minister - that posed as the apology of Thomas Winnington, a prominent Whig and member of the government. "Winnington" claims that he and every memember of the Walpole government were secret Jacobites, bent on persuing policies so destructive to England's health that the Hanoverians would be booted out and the Stuarts restored to the throne. Fielding's reply, which drips with anti-Catholic venom, is derided by Battestin as essentially hack work done to order by his friends and patrons in the government. There was even the suggestion in a pamphlet response entitled The Patriot Analized (1748), that the original Apology was itself a product of Fielding's pen, an elaborate set-up which enabled him to doubly profit from his Answer. A rare complete copy, with half-title and blank A4, of an uncommon work on the market. Cross III, p. 315. Provenance: Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)

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         An address to the College of Physicians, and to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge; occasion'd by the late swarms of Scotch and Leyden physicians, &c. who have openly assum'd the liberty (unlicens'd from the College, &c.) of practising physick in England, contrary to the privileges of our Universities, and of the Charter granted to the College of Physicians in London. To which is added, a compleat list of all the regular physicians. By an Impartial Hand.

      London: M. Cooper. 1747. 8vo., (4) + 27 + (1)pp., title-page just a bit soiled, in a fine modern binding of blind-rules maroon morocco, spine neatly lettered in gilt. A very good copy indeed with the tiny circular inkstamp of the Selbourne Library> in a couple of places. First, and only, edition and apparently really quite scarce: ESTC finds copies at only 6 libraries outside UK. Wellcome II, p.15. This is a perceptive criticism of the chaotic state of medical education and licensing of physicians in mid-18th century London. The author, perhaps himself a member of the College of Physicians, gives us an expert analysis of what he had discovered in his investigations. He thus touches on such matters as: The difficulty of attaining a doctor's degree in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, particularly at Oxford. ..... That the laws of Holland cannot have any effect in England; consequently Leyden physicians have no right to practise here, - and are never incorporated in the College. ..... Physick brought into disrepute by the inundations of S----h and L-yd-n practitioners. ..... A proposal for suppressing all irregular practitioners ...... A complaint that irregular physicians (nay even Roman Catholicks) are elected physicians to our publick hospitals, and recommended to all the places of profit in physick .....>

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         Mathematical elements of natural philosphy, confirm'd by experiments: or, an introduction to Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy. Written in Latin by the late W. James s'Gravesande. Volume II

      London : Printed for W. Innys, T. Longman and T. Shewell, C. Hitch ; And M. Senex 1747 - Quarto. Volume II only. Sixth and best edition. 389, [33]pp. (numerous errors in pagination following p. 369). Complete with 65 plates in rear (plates 63-127). Bound in modern leather, title page supplied in facsimile. Soiling to page 1 of text, marginal soiling to plates, occasional spotting. The "last and best edition" according to Babson and other authorities. In Vol. II there are chapters on fire (modeled on Boerhaave's ideas rather than Newton's), optics, and"The Physical Causes of the Celestial Motions.'s Gravesande was influential in propagating Isaac Newton's ideas in Continental Europe. "Mathematical Elements of Physics was easily the most influential book of its kind, at least before 1750. It was a larger, better-argued, and more philosophical work than most of its predecessors; moreover, it leaned heavily on [Newton's] 'Opticks' (including the queries) as well as on the 'Principia.' One should therefore distinguish between ?sGravesande?s roles as an exponent of Newtonian concepts (the rules of reasoning, the theory of gravitational attraction and its applications in celestial mechanics, theory of matter, theory of light, and so forth) and as an exponent of an empiricist methodology disdaining postulated hypotheses. (DSB) Babson, Newton, 69; BM 10: 1155 (860) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Compleat and Authentick History of the Rise, Progress, and Extinction of the Late Rebellion, and of the Proceedings against the Principal Persons Concerned Therein

      London: M. Cooper, 1747. First edition. [iv], 155, [1] pp., lacking folding chart. 8vo. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, red morocco spine label ("Political Pamphlets"), sprinkled edges. Loss of leather at head of spine and rear joint, covers scuffed with loss to paper. First edition. [iv], 155, [1] pp., lacking folding chart. 8vo. Cross attributes this work to Fielding on the basis of an advertisement for The History of the Present Rebellion (1745) found in the second edition of Sarah Fielding's Cleopatra and Octavia (1758). Cross was unable to locate a copy and so attributed the present work to Fielding. The ESTC, refering to Fielding's anti-Jacobite periodical, lists the work as "Based upon the detailed account which Henry Fielding published, week by week, in The True Patriot." Battestin rejects the Fielding attribution, as does W.B. Coley in the Wesleyan Edition of The True Patriot and Related Writings (1987). [bound after:] Five pamphlets by John SHEBBEARE, comprising: A Second Letter to the Poeple of England. On Foreign Subsidies, Subsidiary Armies, and Their Consequences to this Nation. London: J. Scott, 1755; A Third Letter to the People of England. On Liberty, Taxes, and the Application of Public Money. London: J. Scott, 1756; A Fourth Letter to the People of England. On the Conduct of the M--rs in Alliances, Fleets, and Armies, Since the First Differences on the Ohio, to the Taking of Minorca by the French. London: M. Collyer, 1756; A Fifth Letter to the People of England, on the Subversion of the Constitution: and, the Necessity of it's [sic] Being Restored. London: J. Morgan, 1757; A Sixth Letter to the People of England, on the Progress of National Ruin. London, 1757. Cross III, pp. 314-5

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         CONSTITUTIONES DOMINII MEDIOLANENSIS, DECRETIS ET SENATUS-CONSULTIS NUNC PRIMUM ILLUSTRATAE. Accessit prodromus origine, et progressu juris mediolanensis eodem authore.

      Mediolani, Joseph Richini Malatestae, 1747. In-4 p. (mm. 325 x 210), p. pergam. coeva (con restauri), pp. (18),CLXVII,(21),202,(4),208,(68 di Indici); inclusi 2 frontespizi con tit. in rosso e nero: uno generale con la marca tipografica incisa, e uno per la prima opera "De ortu, et progressu juris..", con grande e bella vignetta. Il vol. è ornato da 2 pregevoli testate e 3 grandi capilettera, inc. in rame da M. Ant. Dal Re, e da numerose testate, iniziali e finalini inc. su legno. Vi sono contenuti: "De ortu, et progressu juris Mediolanensis prodromus, seu Apparatus ad historiam juris mediolanensis antiqui et novi" - i cinque libri delle costituzioni - "Collectanea decisionum Excellentissimi Senatus, et utriusque illustrissimi Magistratus Mediolani ad declarationem, et ornatum Constitutionum Mediolanensis Dominii - Additio novissima nonnullorum ordinum excellentissimi Senatus Mediolani". Noto repertorio legislativo del Senato milanese, a cura dell'illuminista Verri, con un'Appendice storica. Undicesima edizione. Cfr. Fontana,II, p. 197. Ben conservato.

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         PROCÈS VERBAL de l'Assemblée générale extraordinaire du clergé de France, tenuë a Paris au Couvent des Grands-Augustins en l'année mil sept cens quarante-sept. Monsieur l'abbé de Breteüil, agent général et secrétaire.

      A Paris, Chez Guillaume Desprez & Pierre-Guillaume Cavelier, 1747, - in-folio, 226-[10]-XIX pp., index, veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, tranches mouchetées de rouge (rel. de l'époque). Manques de cuir aux coiffes et à deux coins, un mors fendu.Tenue pour concéder un "don gratuit" au Roi, qui finit par s'élever à 11 millions, cette relation d'une assemblée extraordinaire, tenue en dehors des millésimes 0 ou 5, contient surtout les pièces relatives à cette opération de trésorerie traditionnelle. On y trouvera aussi la relation du service funèbre du cardinal Fleury (25 mai 1743), qui n'avait pas trouvé sa place dans la relation de l'Assemblée de contrat de 1745. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy, in three books. Translated from the Latin. Glasgow, Robert Foulis

      1747 - First Edition in English. 8vo, iv, [12], 347pp, modern quarter calf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         ODES ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

      London: Printed for R. Dodsley, at Tully's Head in Pall-mall; and sold by M. Cooper in Pater-noster Row, 1747. [iv], 5-47 pages of text, [i] blank. Complete. Bound in simple circa 1960 blue paper-covered boards; no spine label. Page height is 10". Moderate foxing to first several leaves of text. Paper overall slightly age-toned. Joseph Warton (1722-1800).. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Quarto (4to).

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         A Miscellany of Poems,

      1747 - Consisting of Original Poems, Translations, Pastorals in the Cumberland Dialect, Familiar Epistles, Fables, Songs, and Epigrams. First Edition. 8vo., xlix, [3], 160, 159-168, [6] pp., with the subscribers' list and the final contents leaves. Staining to the edges of the first and final leaves caused by the turn-ins, hole caused by a paper flaw in the lower blank margin of the second and third leaves, some dark foxing to a few leaves at the beginning and end, damp staining to the upper fore-corner of E5-8. Contemporary sheep, covers with a single gilt fillet, spine ruled in gilt, red morocco label in the second panel of the spine (spine rubbed and a little worn, corners bumped, covers a little rubbed, upper joints split, upper and lower headcaps chipped, bookplate removed from the front pastedown). Glasgow: printed by Robert Foulis for Mr. Thompson in Wigton, Gaskell 96. A posthumous collection of verse by the Cumbrian dialect poet - with a twelve page glossary of Cumbrian dialect at the end. Relph (1712-1743) was born in Cumberland and educated at a school in Appleby and later registered as a student at Glasgow University. Relph appears to have returned early from Glasgow to take up a teaching post at the local village grammar school. Relph later took holy orders and served as a priest until his death, aged thirty, in 1743 (ODNB). The collection was edited by the fellow Cumbrian poet, Thomas Sanderson (1759-1829) who provides a short life of the author in the opening preface. This edition was printed in Glasgow for Robert Foulis in the same year that his press was forced to move from their rooms in Glasgow University to a more spacious property in the city. Gaskell notes that the typography is more traditional than was usual at the Foulis Press at this time. Later editions of Relph's poems (1798 and 1799) were published in Carlisle and Newcastle, respectively and had cuts by Thomas Bewick. According to ODNB the last copy at auction was at Christie's, November 20th 1981, lot.139. Provenance: 1. George. B. Pappas, early 20th-century armorial bookplate (possibly American) on the blank recto of the front flyleaf. 2. University of Illinois, Urbana; library blind stamp to the upper fore-corner of the final four leaves. 3. James. O. Edwards, book collector, small modern book label on the front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The works of Shakespear in nine volumes. With a glossary. Carefully printed from the Oxford edition in quarto, 1744

      Printed for J. and P. Knapton, S. Birt, T. Longma[n] and T. Shewell, H. Lintott, C. Hitch, J. Brindley, J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, R. Wellington, E. New, and B. Dod, London 1747 - A very tidy 9-volume set (complete), but in fact the dramatic works only. 12mo: xliv,[5],[1],268; 346; 295[1]; 328; 336; 360; 339,[1]; 332; 298,[32,glossary]pp, with 37 copper-engraved full-page plates (one opposite volume title of each play, most after 1740 Theobald plates of Vander Gucht and Gravelot; first portrait after G. Vander Gucht, Shakespeare's monument in Westminster Abbey after Gravelot) and 35 woodcut vignettes. Volume I with Pope's preface, Some account of the life, &c. of Mr. William Shakespear by Rowe, and Ben Jonson's poem. Contemporary mottled calf, beautifully rebacked with spines in five compartments between gilt-ruled raised bands, red morocco lettering pieces gilt, volume Roman numerals stamped direct in gilt; manuscript ex libris to front fly leaf of volume I. A superb set, several spines lightly scuffed, boards occasionally marked or bumped, hinges neatly reinforced, leaves in volume ix cropped close to top edge; else bindings attractive and firm, pages and plates uncommonly clean, crisp and bright throughout. Alston III, 77. Lowndes 2260b. Jaggard. p. 500. Knapton et al. published two editions of the works in nine volumes with a glossary in 1747 (see Jaggard; only one edition is recorded in ESTC), with completely different settings of type and differing pagination. In this (our) edition (ESTC Citation No. T138595), there is an engraving for each play; on the general title page, the final line of the title reads "Quarto, 1744"; the second "n" in "Longman" is dropped from the imprint; and the vignettes on volume title pages vary. The other edition is a reissue, with cancel of general title page, of the remaining sheets from the 1747 Osborn edition, bought by Knapton et al. That edition has only two engravings throughout. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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