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         Mémoires sur Différens Sujets de Mathématiques.

      A Paris, chez Durand et Pissot, 1748. - in-8. VI. 3ff. 243pp. 7 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Plein veau porphyre, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque, petits défauts au dos). Edition Originale du seul ouvrage scientifique de Diderot. C’est un recueil de mémoires de mathématiques où l’on trouve des travaux d’acoustique, la description d'un nouvel orgue, des observations sur les chronomètres, sur les pendules, etc. L'illustration se compose de 6 jolies vignettes gravées qui ornent la page de titre et les têtes de chapitres (dont une répétée deux fois), ainsi que de 7 planches gravées dépliantes hors-texte. "La vignette de titre représente un génie ailé qui foule aux pieds masque et marotte. C'est là un symbole: Diderot abandonne les sujets futiles pour se consacrer aux Sciences" (Cat. Diderot, BN). Rousseurs à la page de titre. Quérard, II, 554. Exposition Diderot, Bibliothèque Nationale, 79. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Abrégé du Mécanisme Universel en discours et questions Physiques: Dans lesquels on développe les causes naturelles et immédiates des plus surprenans phénomènes, par des démonstrations fondées sur les Observations et Expériences faites dans les Académies Royales de Paris et de Londres et sur plusieurs autres de l'invention de l'Auteur. Chartres, chez J. Roux, 1735. (Relié à la suite:) 2). (du même). Nouvelle Dissertation sur l'Electricité des Corps. Dans laquelle on dévélope le vrai Mécanisme des plus surprenans Phénomènes, qui ont paru jusqu'à present et d'une infinité d'Expériences Nouvelles de l'Invention de l'Autheur. A Chartres, Veuve J. Roux, 1748.

      - 2 ouvrages en 1 fort volume in-12. 1). 23ff. 384pp. et 4pl. 2). 200pp. 7ff. Demi maroquin du XIXs. Rare réunion de deux ouvrages du physicien français Jean Morin, né à Meung-sur-Loire en 1705, mort à Chartres en 1764. Professeur de philosophie, Morin s'adonna à l'étude de la physique et des mathématiques et fit la découverte d'un nouveau phosphore liquide qui attira l'attention sur lui. En 1732 il fut nommé professeur de physique à Chartres et en 1736 il entra à l'Académie des Sciences de Paris. 1). Edition Originale. Cet ouvrage "excellent" (Larousse) contient le détail des expériences curieuses sur un grand nombre de phénomènes de physique, réalisées par Morin dans son cours du Collège Royal de Chartres. Ces expériences, souvent de son invention étaient répétées publiquement à la fin chaque année scolaire. Il est illustré de 4 planches dépliantes représentant de nombreux instruments. 2). Edition Originale. Ce livre contient un nouveau recueil d'expériences originales de Morin sur l'électricité. Ces deux ouvrages sont rares. Ils manquent, notamment à la Wheeler Gift Collection. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Veduta degli avanzi del Tempio della Pace.

      - Splendida veduta del Tablino della Casa Aurea di Nerone, tratta dalla celebre serie di 135 "VEDUTE DI ROMA disegnate ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano" (eseguite dal 1748 al 1778), capolavoro dell'incisione di tutti i tempi. Buon esemplare a grandi margini in secondo stato su sei, inciso su carta pesante, mm 410x545. Abile restauro su lavoro di tarlo nella parte centrale. Con filigrana del "giglio in doppio cerchio". Hind 45, II/6. Robison p.222. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Nachrichten von einer hallischen Bibliothek. Band 1-7 (von 8) in 7 Bänden.

      Halle Joh Justinus Gebauer -51 1748 - 17 x 11 cm. Pergamentbände der Zeit (etwas fleckig) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. (029). Kirchner I, 159. Diesch 129. Vgl. ADB II, 161. - Fast komplette Folge dieser bedeutenden theologisch-philosophischen Rezensionszeitschrift. Herausgeber war der Aufklärungstheologe Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten (1706-1757), "von Voltaire als die Krone deutscher Gelehrten, von anderen als Orakel der Theologen gerühmt" (ADB). Im Gegensatz zu anderen Rezensionsorganen sollte die Hallische Bibliothek nicht so sehr Neuerscheinungen vorstellen, sondern alten, "sonderlich seltenen, berühmten und merkwürdigen, folglich auch zum theil berüchtigten und seltsamen Büchern" gewidmet sein (Vorbericht). So werden gleich im ersten Stück u. a. verschiedene Schriften über Mohammed, Spinozas "Tractatus theologico-politicus" und La Mettries "L'homme machine" vorgestellt. Es entsteht so nach und nach ein Handbuch zur Literatur der Kirchen- und Ketzergeschichte: Über die Arianer, Waldenser, Jan Hus, die Böhmischen Brüder und verschiedene Schriften des Comenius, über M. Servet, F. Sozzini und den Rakauer Katechismus, über Campanellas 'Atheismus triumphatus', seltene frühe Bibelausgaben, den Jerusalemer Talmud von 1524, den Babylonischen Talmud von 1664, Schriften der englischen Deisten (Toland, Woolston etc.) u.v.a.- Vorsätze mit Kauf- und Besitzvermerk von Langemack (d. i. wohl Gregor Langemack, Archidiakon und Pastor in Stralsund, 1724-1779; vgl. Meusel VIII, 62). - Mitunter etwas gebräunt und fleckig. - Insgesamt gut erhalten.

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         DELLA DESCRIZIONE GEOGRAFICA E POLITICA DELLE SICILIE

      Gabinetto Letterario, 1748. ITALIANO 1,99 Tre volumi, con adesivo ex libris ad ogni risguardo, pagine con fioritura, gore, tracce di umidità e testi bruniti, presenza di alcuni segni e sottolineature anche con matite colorate ai margini, alcuni restauri, coperte rigide in mezza pelle, con piatti neri con usura ai bordi e leggermente abrasi ai piatti, dorsi con titoli d'oro, 4 nervature ed alcune piccole abrasioni. Opera non completa, manca il Tomo 4 USATO

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         Essays, Moral and Political

      1748 - The Third Edition, Corrected, With Additions. 12mo (170 x 105 mm). iv, 312, pp. Contemporary calf, spine divided into six panels by single raised bands, the second panel lettered in gilt on modern red morocco label, the others tooled in gilt with borders and fleuron?s (re-jointed, head and tailcaps smartly repaired, corners slightly bumped, endpapers slightly foxed). The third edition of Hume?s second major published work. Begun in 1939, Hume?s Essays were published in two volumes in 1741 and 1742 respectively. They were then published together in an expanded third edition in 1748. The contents of Hume?s Essays were later republished alongside other essays as Political Discourses (1752) and then as Essays Moral, Political and Literary (1758). Provenance: 1. Sir Martin Browne ffolkes (1749-1821), Member of Parliament for King?s Lynn from 1790 to 1821 and the nephew of Martin Folkes (1690?1754), who became President of the Royal Society following the death of Sir Isaac Newton (armorial bookplate on front pastedown); 2. Professor Louis T. Milic (1948-2003), former chair of the Department of English, Cleveland State University (bookplate on front pastedown, numbered ?4207?, slightly overlaying the head of Sir ffolkes? bookplate). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay, by the Dobbs Galley and California, in the Years 1746 and 1747, for discovering a North West Passage; with An Accurate Survey of the Coast, and a short Natural History of the Country. Together with A Fair View of the Facts and Arguments from which the future finding of such a Passage is rendered probable.

      London: H.W. Whitridge, 1748. sep 22 2017. xxviii, 96, 89-336 pp. b/w folding map and plates. With a history of prior expeditions preceding Ellis

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         Kern-Historie aller Freien Künste und schönen Wissenschaften, vom Anfang der Welt, bis auf unsere Zeiten

      Leipzig: bey Wolfgang Deer, 1748. Mit einem gestochenen Frontispiz. Schöner Ganzlederband mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und fünf erhabenen Bünden, [12], 852, [22] Seiten. Vorsatz mit altem Bibliotheks-Stempel. Einband etwas berieben, Seiten vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Bindung und Buchblock intakt. Altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand.

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         Tablas de Reducción, que comprehenden quantas comparaciones puedan hacerse entre el Pie, y Vara de Castilla, y Pie de Rey, y Toisa de Paris en longitud quadrado, y cubico: las del peso especifico de los pies cubicos de Castilla de Agua dulce, Madera de Pino, Piedra Roqueña, Piedra de Colmenar, u Tamejon, y de Ladrillo: las de la diferencia del aparente al verdadero Nivèl en medida de Castilla, y de Paris: y la de la diferente longitud que tienen los Grados de el Circulo Meridiano, segun Hypothesi de que la figura de la Tierra es de Spheroide prolongada acia los Polos. Tratase de la Verdadera Longitud de la Legua Española, y de Marina, segun las quatro diferentes medidas de Pie, Y vara de Castilla, y Pie de Rey, y Toisa de Paris.

      S.l., 1748. - in-folio. 3ff. XVIII. 114pp. 1f. Plein maroquin rouge, double encadrement doré sur les plats avec motifs en éventail dans les angles et sur les côtés, médaillon central, dos à nerfs orné, toutes tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque un peu tachée, quelques défauts). Edition Originale très rare de ce recueil de tables de conversion des unités de mesure en usage en Espagne, avec les unités françaises généralement répandues en Europe. L'auteur les avait calculées d'après ses propres observations et, dans son explication préliminaire (pp.i-XVIII), il discute leurs applications aux divers domaines des arts et métiers: construction, marine, géographie, etc. avec des considérations historiques et scientifiques et des références à un grand nombre d'auteurs comme Copernic, Newton, Huygens, Cassini, Picard, Ricciolo, Snell, Einsenschmid, Burnet, Richer, Mairan, etc. Exemplaire revêtu d'une exceptionnelle reliure espagnole de l'époque en maroquin richement orné, qui évoque probablement un exemplaire de présent. Ce type d'ouvrage faisait rarement l'objet de reliures élaborées, et les exemplaires conservés à la Biblioteca Nacional sont tous reliés simplement en vélin. Quelques traces de salissures à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur du volume, petit accroc à la coiffe inférieure. Palau, 159922. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEAR IN NINE VOLUMES, WITH A GLOSSARY.

      London ;- Printed for J. and P. Knapton S. Birt T. Longman and Shewell etc. MDCCXLVIII 1748 - An attractive and unsophisticated miniature set of nine12mo volumes. Neat contemporary half brown calf with contrasting scarlet leather labels. Portrait Frontispiece in vol. 1. Head of Title page in Vols. 1,2,3,7,8, & 9 has been trimmed to remove previous owner's name (see illustration) otherwise a most appealing early set in striking contemporary state ! (extra postage required for Overseas shipping) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Speculum sapientiae, das ist, Spiegel der Weissheit, oder: curieuse chymische Geheimnisse vom Antimonio, etc, aus einem 150 jährigen Manuscript

      Not given; printed by J.C. Tzschiedrich, 1748, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. Full tile: Speculum sapientiae, das ist, Spiegel der Weissheit, oder: curieuse chymische Geheimnisse vom Antimonio, nebst einem Anhange von der Art, Unterschied und Beschaffenheit derer antimonialischen Tincturen, aus einem 150 jährigen Manuscript des beruhmten Leonhard Bernhardts von Lindenfels. (Mirror of Wisdom, or Curious chemical secrets of Antimony, together with an appendix on the type, difference and nature of tinctures made with antimony, from a 150 year-old manuscript by the famous L B von L. Published Frankfurt ; Leipzig [ptd. Wittenberg] : [publisher not identified] ; [J.C. Tzschiedrich]. Contents: Title page; Vorbericht (Foreword) pp3-6; Analysis Antimonii Physico-chymico Rationalis pp7-152; Commentatio von denen Antimonialischen Tincturen pp (Printer Error in pagination)157-231; Anhang (Appendix) pp232-239. Quarter leather over cords on spine. Spine flaking. Boards worn at edges and corners. Nothing before folded main title. Main title has been tipped on to first page of foreword (Vorbericht). Heavily darkened pages, but text still clear. Text in German (Gothic script) with occasional Latin words and phrases. 239 pages. Text is in German. No dust jacket, as published. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: under 1 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 02017101121. Discounted price for October 2017. Displayed price shows the discount.

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         Johann Hübners Neu-vermehrtes und verbessertes Reales Staats-, Zeitungs- und Conversations-Lexicon, Darinnen sowohl Die Religionen und geistlichen Orden, die Reiche und Staaten, Meere, Seen, Insuln, Flüsse, Städte, Festungen, Schlösser, Häven, Berge, Vorgebürge, Pässe und Wälder, die Linien Teutscher hoher Häuser, die in verschiedenen Ländern übliche so geistliche als weltliche Ritter-Orden, Wapen, Reichs-Täge, gelehrte Societäten, Gerichte, Civil- und Militair-Chargen zu Wasser und Lande, und der Unterschied der Meilen, vornehmsten Münzen, Maaß und Gewichte, die zu der Kriegs-Bau-Kunst, Artillerie, Feld-Lägern, Schlacht-Ordnungen, Belagerungen, Schiffahrten, Unterscheid der Schiffe und der dazu gehörigen Sachen gebräuchlichen Benennungen;

      Regenspurb (Regensburg) und Wien, Emrich Felix Bader, 1748. - 8vo (ca. 22,4x13 cm), Frontispiz, Titel, 4 Blätter, 1280 Seiten, 28 Blätter, mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 10 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, sowie einer Textvignette, originaler Schweinslederbezug der Zeit über Holzdeckeln, mit Rückenbeschriftung. Vgl. Zischka 4. Die Seiten nur vereinzelt leicht gebräunt, am Schluss minimal stockig, leerer Vorsatz mit kleinem Ausschnitt, der Einband etwas angestaubt und etwas fleckig. Insgesamt ein schönes und gutes Exemplar. In dieser Erhaltung selten

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         CL. Petri Antonii Michelii Catalogus plantarum horti caesarei Florentini opus postumum iussu Societatis botanicae editum; continuatum, et ipsius horti historia locupletatum ab Io. Targionio Tozzettio [.].

      - Florentiae, ex typographia Bernardi Paperinii, 1748, in-folio, brossura originale, pp. LXXXVIII, 185, [3], l'ultima carta bianca. Con una pianta dell'orto botanico incisa in rame più volte ripiegata all'antiporta, stemma calcogr. del dedicatario, l'imperatore Francesco I, sul front., una vignetta calcografica a c. [croce greca]3r (incisa da Marcantonio Corsi su disegno di Antonio Falleri, artefici anche della pianta ripiegata), un'altra vignetta non firmata a c. A1r, iniziali calcografiche e 7 tavole botaniche, anch'esse incise in rame, in fine. Prima edizione, pubblicata postuma a cura e con integrazioni di Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti. Esemplare eccellente, ancora nelle condizioni in cui uscì dalla tipografia, a pieni margini, nella sua brossura "d'attesa" originale. Moreni II, pag. 76. Pritzel n. 6203. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Carte Particuliere D'une Partie Du Brabant Hollandois, Du Gueldre Et De Cleves. ou les Environs de Grave, Ravestein, Helmont, Nimegue, Fort De Schenk, Cleves, Gennip, Emmerick & c. à Amsterdam par Cóvens et Mortier. - I. Condet s. 1748':.

      - Kupferstich v. Johannes Condet b. Johannes Covens & Cornelis Mortier in Amsterdam, dat. 1748, 42,5 x 54,5 Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, S. 45 ff. - Zeigt das Herzogtums Kleve in dem Gebiet Emmerich, Straelen, Helmond und Nimwegen (Nijmegen). - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste.

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         Antique Map-BRABANT-NETHERLANDS-Covens Mortier-1748

      - Map : 'Carte Particuliere d'une Partie du Brabant Holandois, du Gueldre et de Cleves ou les Environs de Grave, Ravestein, Helmont, Nimegue, Fort de Schenk, Cleves, Gennip, Emmerick & c.' (Map of Dutch Brabant, Gelderland and Clivia or the area of Grave, Ravestein, Helmond, Nijmegen, Schenkenschans, Kleve, Gennep, Emmerich etc. ) Extremely rare and detailed map of the North-East parts of the Dutch provinces of Brabant , Limburg, Gelderland and Clivia in Germany. Copper engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Description: Published in amsterdam by Covens and Mortier, ca. 1748. From a very scarse Atlas with few copies published. This map is an original Covens Mortier map, not a re-issue or copy from earlier sources.Artists and Engravers: Pieter und David Mortier were booksellers in Paris and have published a wide range of geographical works. After Pieter's death, his widow continued the business until their son Cornelius took over. Cornelius started a partnership with his brother-in-law Johannes Covens and established the famous publishing house "Covens and Mortier" in Amsterdam. They have re-issued Atlases of Sanson, de l'Isle, Visscher and de Wit. Condition: Excellent; general age related toning; some light staining from handling. Small tears in the margin paper edges not affecting the image. Original fold lines as issued. Storage location: TPC-Expo-P4-15 The overall size is ca. 24 x 20.1 inch. The image size is ca. 21.5 x 16.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 61 x 51 cm. The image size is ca. 54.5 x 42.5 cm.

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         Biblia, das ist die gantze Heilige Schrifft Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der teutschen Übersetzung Martin Luthers. Mit vorgesetztem kurtzen Innhalt eines jeden Capitels, wie auch mit richtigen Summarien und vielen Schrifft-Stellen auf das allersogfältigste versehen, nach denen bewährtesten und neuesten Ausgaben mit grossem Fleiss ausgefertiget, und jzo mit einer Vorrede Christoph Matthäi Pfaffens .

      Tübingen, Cotta. 1748 - 8°. (5) Bl., 902 S.; 260 S. Mit gest. Frontisp., 2 Holzschnitt-Vignetten und 125 Kupfertafeln von Joh. Amman. Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Am Anfang über 2 Blatt mit div. handschr. Besitzereinträgen. Das Titelblatt, das letzte Blatt und eine Tafel mit Eckausrissen, mit wenig Text- bzw. Bildverlust. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Voyage Round the World. In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George Anson Esq; Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from Papers and Other Materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and Published under His Direction, by Richard Walter, M. A. Chaplain of His Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in That Expedition.

      London: (1748). With Charts of the Southern Part of South America, of Part of the Pacific Ocean, and of the Track of the Centurion round the World. - (3) Large Folding Maps - A complete and sound copy. "This is the official account of Anson's voyage. England, at war with Spain in 1739, equipped eight ships under the command of George Anson to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America, for the purpose of cutting off Spanish supplies of wealth from the Pacific area....Lord Anson, who was a friend and patron of Benjamin Robins, after returning from the voyage around the world in the Centurion, appears to have entrusted to Robins, for revision, the account of the voyage which had been compiled from the journals by his chaplain, Richard Walter. It is probable that Robins revised and edited the work, wrote an introduction, and added dissertations....This compilation has long occupied a distinguished position as a masterpiece of descriptive travel. Anson's voyage appears to have been the most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century" (Hill) . Cox I, p. 49. Hill I, pp. 317-318. National Maritime Museum I, 109. (ESTCT89477); [24],548pp.,Plates : Mapspages, 8vo

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         Introductio in analysin infinitorum.

      M.-M. Bousquet, Lausanne 1748 - First edition of Euler?s great textbook on analysis, the only work of Euler listed in Printing and the Mind of Man. ?In his ?Introduction to Analysis? Euler did for modern analysis what Euclid had done for ancient geometry? (PMM). The editors of the first volume of the Introductio in Opera Omnia (Ser. 1, Vol. 8) emphasize that the work ?still today deserves to be not only read, but studied with devotion. No mathematician will put it aside without immense benefit,? and that the Introductio ?marks the beginning of a new epoch and that this work has become influential for the whole development of the mathematical science by virtue of not only its content, but also its language.? The eminent historian of mathematics, Carl Boyer, in his address to the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1950, called it the greatest modern textbook in mathematics. Boyer cited Euclid?s Geometry as the greatest mathematical textbook of the classical period, perhaps of all time, appearing in over one thousand editions. For the medieval period, he chose the less well-known Al-Khowarizmi, largely devoted to algebra. But for ?modern? times, Boyer made the case for Euler?s Introductio as the greatest modern textbook?and, appropriately, this time a text in analysis. Gauss said, ?The study of Euler?s works will remain the best school for the various fields of mathematics, and nothing can replace it.? In 1979 André Weil remarked that he was trying to convince ?the mathematical community that our students of mathematics would profit much more from a study of Euler?s Introductio in analysis infinitorum, rather than of the available modern textbooks? (Alexanderson, p. 635).Provenance: Sauini Zamagna (?) (inscription on title).?Leonhard Euler (1707-83), the great Swiss mathematician, was born at Basel where he became the pupil of Johann Bernoulli, whose sons persuaded Catherine the Great to invite him to St. Petersburg. In 1747 he was invited by Frederick the Great to Berlin. In 1766 he became blind, but this did not interfere with his colossal output of work. Altogether he produced thirty-two books in Latin, German and French, and approximately nine hundred memoirs (making him the most productive mathematician who ever lived). He covered practically the entire field of pure and applied mathematics, but some of his best and most enduring work was done in analysis, which he established as an independent science.?In his ?Introduction to Analysis? Euler did for modern analysis what Euclid had done for ancient geometry. It contains an exposition of algebra, trigonometry and analytical geometry, both plane and solid, a definition of logarithms as exponents, and important contributions to the theory of equations. He evolved the modern exponential treatment of logarithms, including the fact that each number has an infinity of natural logarithms. In the early chapters there appears for the first time the definition of mathematical function, one of the fundamental concepts of modern mathematics. From Euler?s time mathematics and physics tended to be treated algebraically, and many of his principles are still used in teaching mathematics? (PMM).?The topics in the Introductio include: the definition of a function and the distinction between single-valued and many-valued ?functions?, or odd and even functions. There are questions of polynomial factorization related to the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra; substitutions, infinite series, exponentials and logarithms, and expansions into partial fractions; multiple angle formulas; evaluations of ?(2k), for k a positive integer (the famous so-called Basel problem); infinite series-infinite product formulas; and partitions of integers. Much of the latter part of volume 1 is devoted to generating functions and continued fractions. Volume 2 is largely concerned with classification of curves and the study of the conics, and higher degree curves and surfaces. D. J. Struik referred to it as the first textbook in analytic geometr

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         The Holland Merchant's Companion: or, Remarks on the Trade, Customs and Exchange of Holland with England. Containing, I. Some Remarks on Exchange in general; with Directions for the Accepting and Protesting a Bill of Exchange. II. Remarks, with Examples, and useful Tables, of the Exchange between England and Holland. III. A Description of the Bank at Amsterdam; shewing what the Agio is; with a Table for finding the same. IV. Remarks on the Corn Trade; shewing the Customs Duties and Charges on Corn in Rotterdam; with a useful Table for the ready Casting up a Corn Account. V. A List of the Customs which are paid in Holland. Taken out of the Dutch Book of Rates.

      Rotterdam: Printed by D. v. Eyk, for the author, 1748 - Octavo, pp. 84. Contemporary pink tawed pigskin and drab boards. Contemporary mathematical calculations to front free endpapers, last leaf annotated "This Book was made by Mr Tho.s Browne of the Firm Thomas Browne & Son, Ano 1748." Manuscript table of calculations handwritten on stiff card and dated 1705 loosely inserted. Spine rubbed and faded, boards worn and soiled; leaves ink splashed and soiled in places, particularly O1-2, The Corn-Table, which shows considerable sign of use, inner lower corner of leaf O2 torn away, text unaffected, several leaves somewhat dogeared; a good copy of a scarce work. First Rotterdam edition, originally published in Norwich in 1715, printed by H. Collins for the author, (pp. [4], 72). A useful manual for merchants trading between Holland and England, written by Thomas Browne, who clearly appears to have been actively involved in commerce between the two countries. "Exchange of money is the most usefull part of the art of merchandizing and traffick; being not only necessary for the knowledge of merchants, but also for such as negotiate the publick affairs of princes and set at the helm of government in a common-wealth." (p. 3). The present work is very scarce; guides such as this would have been in constant use, with a very small survival rate; ESTC locates only the copies at York University and the copy from the collection of the economist George Pryme at Cambridge. Hanson 2141. Not in Goldsmiths' or Kress. ESTC locates only 2 copies of this edition, at York and Cambridge Universities, and 6 copies of the 1715 edition.

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         Rückentitel: Ausrufer / Kleidertrachten 1748 - 51]. [Reprint 2 Bde., komplett].

      2, Tafelband: o. P. (Impressum, Titelbl., 1 Bl. Notizen, 30 Taf.) Stichmappe: 28 (von 30) Taf., 4 Taf. Erklärungen/Verse, Tafelb. OLdr. m. Goldpräg. u. eingelegtem farb. Wappen, Stichmappe: lose Taf. in Kart. beide Bde. in OHLdr./Lwd.-Schmuckschuber, In der Stichmappe fehlen die Tafeln der Ausrufbilder 11 und 12, sonst tadellos. EA dieser Ausgabe. (= Handdrucke bibliophiler Werke des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts). Zweimal faksimiliert - im Tafelbd. gebunden, in der Stichmappe lose - sind: Zürcherische Ausruff-Bilder [...], Fortsezung der Zürcherischen Ausruff-Bilder [...]. Zweite Abtheilung, [...] Dritte und lezte Abtheilung (Zürich, Selbstvlg. 1748 - 1751 zus. 156 Abb. a. Taf.), Basslerische Ausruff-Bilder [...] (Zürich, Selbstvlg. 1749 52 Abb.), Zürcherische Kleider-Trachten [...] (Zürich, Selbstvlg. 1749 52 Abb. a. Taf.) und: Les crieurs de Zurich [...] (Zürich, Selbstvlg. 1759) Ex. Nr. 118/280. In der Stichmappe finden sich zusätzlich 4 Tafeln: Les crieurs de Zurich, Explications des Figures [...] (Zürich, Selbstvlg. 1759 3 Taf.) sowie Zürcher Kleidertrachten im Jahr 1740. Mit Versen begleitet (Zürich 1777).

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         L'homme machine

      à Leyde, de l'imp. d'Elie Luzac fils, 1748, in 16, de 10ff. 109pp., demi-maroquin rouge moderne genre ancien, dos à filets dorés, p. det. verte, qq. petites brunissures sinon bon exemplaire dans une jolie reliure pastiche de qualité. (Devauchelle rel.). Seconde édition en 109 pages. La toute première en 108pp. ayant été presque entièrement détruite par ordre du Consistoire de Leyde en décembre 1747. Le plus célèbre et le plus polémique des traités de La Mettrie, dans lequel il expose ouvertement les fondements de son matérialisme biologique radical. Il étend à l'homme le principe de l'animal-machine de Descartes. C'est "Le premier philosophe d'envergure à défendre la thèse du matérialisme. Non seulement il coalisa contre lui les philosophes spiritualistes ... mais les philosophes matérialistes qui lui succédèrent avaient coutume de prendre à partie sa philosophie... il fut un véritable souffre douleur du matérialisme en France. Nous savons aujourd'hui que les vastes synthèses esquissées par d'Holbach ou Diderot auraient été difficilement concevables sans le talent de ce génial précurseur..." Ch. Paillard matérialisme des lumières, "l'homme-machine" 2004. ¶ En français dans le texte n°151 "La Mettrie peut être considéré comme la plus grande figure de la tradition médicale du matérialisme." - Garrison-Morton n°586 - Stoddard La Mettrie n°31 - Tchemerzine-Scheler III.949

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         Lunario de un siglo que comenzava en su Original por Enero del año de 1740 y acaba en Diziembre del año de 1841 en que se comprehenden ciento y un años cumplidos

      Imprenta de Francisco da Silva, Lisboa 1748 - "Notable First Edition: Science & Astronomy In Jesuit Missions In Paraguay. Written By an Argentinean Jesuit". 8vo.; full contemporary calf. ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE SCIENCE BOOKS RELATED TO SOUTH AMERICA, the extremely rare first edition of this Astronomy book written by an Argentinean Jesuit (1678-1756), who was in charge of building the first observatories in the Jesuit Missions of the Rio de la Plata and Paraguay. His deep scientific knowledge and remarkable manual skill allowed him, with the help of the Indians of San Cosme and San Damián Missions, to build instrumental material to be used for the observations; the work contains the "main aspects of the sun and the moon, conjunctions, moon quarters, and. the eclipses which shall be seen by all the century in these Missions of the COMPAÑIA DE JESUS in the Province of Paraguay". Moreover, the author provides easy rules to create an astronomy book of this kind from 1842 to 1903. Extremely important for the history of science in America; we have found no other copy to be sold in auctions in the last 30 years. Of utmost interest for the history of science in America. * WorldCat: only ONE copy (JCB); Medina, J.T. Bib. hispano-chilena, 3496; Palau y Dulcet (2nd ed.), 323200; Landis, D.C. European Americana, 748/194. S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Commentarius in IV. libros Institutionum juris civilis Divi Justiniani, Imperatoris Sacratissimi; Multis insignibus Questionibus adauctus, atque omnibus non folum Jurisprudentiae Alumnis, Interpretibus, Consulentibus

      Marcum-Michaelem Bousquet & Soc., Lausannae 1748 - Full limp vellum detached from binding. Lacking ties. First part ends at page 472; Second part begins at [553] with no apparent loss of text. Part two suffered the expurgations from the inquisitor with page 961 - 964; 995 - 998 pasted over and page___ crossed out. Worming to 955 - 976 with loss of text. 36.3 cm x 22.5 cm. "Corrected and submitted according to the edict" by an inquisitor whose name may possibly begin 'Don Athanasio'.; Folio 13" - 23" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XVIII. January to December 1748

      Edward Cave, London 1748 - iii, 600pp [xx] + plates. 30 b/w plates and maps (9 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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         The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle Volume XVIII January to December 1748

      London: Edward Cave. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Baynton-Coward binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1748. First Edition. Grey hardback quarter-leather cover with marbled boards. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 600pp [xx] + plates. 30 b/w plates and maps (9 fold-out0. Bayntun-Coward binding. .

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         A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay, by the Dobbs Galley and California, in the Years 1746 and 1747, for discovering a North West Passage; with An Accurate Survey of the Coast, and a short Natural History of the Country. Together with A Fair View of the Facts and Arguments from which the future finding of such a Passage is rendered probable.

      London: H.W. Whitridge, 1748. sep 22 2017. xxviii, 96, 89-336 pp. b/w folding map and plates. With a history of prior expeditions preceding Ellis' narrative. This voyage, financed by true believer Arthur Dobbs, was undertaken for the purpose of discovering a northwest passage. Dobbs had his effect on Ellis. “Although disappointed to find that there was no egress from the bay by way of Wagner's Strait, Ellis still expressed a belief in the existence of a passage from Hudson's Bay...” —Streeter 3642. Sabin 22312. Hill 540. A very nice, clean copy of an important book in the history of the search for a Northwest Passage. No foxing, bound in contemporary mottled calf with a handsome reback and original spine label.

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         Aufrichtig Teutsch Redender Hebräer, welcher gründlich zeiget den Ursprung und die Schicksaale des Jüdischen Volcks wie auch Deroselben Kirchenweesen, Gottesdienst, Glaubens-Articuln, Lehrsätze, übrigen Gebrauche und besondere Lebensarth etc.

      4 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 27 (von 29) Kupfertafeln. 3 Bll., 206 S., 1 Bl. 386 S. 256 S. 270 S., 18 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. 22,5 x 18,3 cm. Encyclopaedia Judaica, Vol. 4, 1162. - Eines der bedeutendsten Quellenwerke zu jüdischem Leben in Deutschland Mitte des 18. Jhdts., erstmalig 1748/49 unter dem Titel "Kirchliche Verfassung der heutigen Juden, sonderlich derer in Deutschland" in Erlangen und Coburg erschienen. "In his writings Bodenschatz described contemporary Jewish customs in Germany faithfully and without prejudice. ... Both editions are rich in engravings depicting subjects drawn from contemporary Jewish life in Germany" (Encycl. Jud.). Die Kupfer stammen zum Teil aus Picarts "Cérémonies et coûtumes religieuses de tous les peuples" (1723-37). - Rückenbezug im Kopfbereich abgeplatzt, etwas berieben und bestoßen. Erste 30 Bll. mit Randverletzung leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Es fehlen 2 Kupfertafeln.

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         L'ebraismo della Sicilia.In Palermo, nella stamperia di Giuseppe Gramignani, 1748.

      In Palermo, nella stamperia di Giuseppe Gramignani 1748 - Cm. 23,5, pp. (2) xx, 424. Bella vignetta al frontespizio, graziose testatine e capilettera finemente incisi in rame. Ottima legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli ms. al dorso. Antica nota ms. di possesso al frontespizio. Trascurabile menda a una cuffia, sporadiche e marginali macchiette. Esemplare fresco e ben conservato. Giovanni Di Giovanni (1699-1753) fu canonico della santa metropolitana chiesa di Palermo e inquisitore fiscale della Corte Inquirente della Sicilia. Quest"importante opera è dedicata alla storia degli ebrei di Sicilia, terra storicamente ricca di comunità ebraiche. Nella prima parte l"A. tratta della condizione degli ebrei nell"isola; nella seconda descrive le diverse comunica ebraiche nelle città siciliane. Rara prima edizione. Così Mira (I, 432): "Scritta con sana critica grave, e ricca di monumenti". Cfr. anche Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         LETTRE ET PASSEPORT SIGNES PAR LE MARECHAL DE SAXE ADRESSES A M. DE ROHAN PRINCE DE ROCHEFORT A PROPOSE DU RETABLISSEMENT DE LA SANTE DU CAPITAINE DE BAUT du 28 juillet 1748

      1748 - 2 DOCUMENTS Bien Complets de sa lettre et du Passeport y afférant datés tous deux du 28 juillet 1748. - LETTRE SIGNEE 2 ff. in-quarto par Maurice de SAXE datée de Bruxelles le 28 juillet 1748 adressée à M. de ROHAN Prince de Rochefort à Diepenbeck. TEXTE : "Sur ce que vous me mandés, Monsieur, du besoin pressant ou se trouve M de BAUT capitaine dans le Régiment que vous commandés, de pourvoir incessamment au rétablissement de sa santé et de la précaution que vous aves prise de demander pour lui un congé à la Cour, je veux bien consentir à son départ et lui accorder le passeport que vous me demandés. J'ai l'honneur d'être avec les sentiments les plus distingés, Monsieur votre très humble et très obéissant serviteur. Signé M. DE SAXE" - SUPERBE PASSEPORT pour les Militaires signé à Bruxelles de M. de Saxe et contresigné par Mgr de BONNEVILLE, 1 f. in-quarto à entête des Armes de France et du Maréchal de SAXE Duc de Courlande et de Semigalie, Maréchal Général des Camps et Armées du Roi Commandant Général des Pais-Bas &c. Valable un mois. - Le Maréchal de Saxe vient de s'emparer de Bruxelles. - Rare ensemble lettre et passeport. - Maurice de Saxe, comte de la Raute (1696-1710) puis comte de Saxe (1710-1750), est un militaire né le 28 octobre 1696 à Goslar (ville libre d'empire) et mort le 30 novembre 1750 au château de Chambord. Il était maréchal général des camps et armées de Louis XV. - Maurice de Saxe dirige l'armée française qui envahit les Pays-Bas autrichiens et la Hollande. Il réclame sur le front la présence de Sa Majesté qui selon lui, équivaut à un renfort de 50 000 hommes. Cette campagne est marquée par une succession ininterrompues de victoires : siège de Tournai, bataille de Fontenoy, bataille de Rocourt (Rocourt en Belgique, près de Liège). Maurice de Saxe s'empare de surcroît de BRUXELLES, ville qui n'avait jamais été prise par les Français, ainsi que Maastricht, menaçant ainsi directement les Provinces-Unies. - Gouverneur de Chambord. - Maurice de Saxe est l'arrière-grand-père d'Aurore Dupin (1804–1876) dite George Sand, par sa fille naturelle Marie-Aurore de Saxe. Mots clés : MAURICE DE SAXE, lettre signée [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Seder Hosha'not. Kefi minhag ashkenas u-kifrat minhag kehilateinu Amsterdam.

      Amsterdam, Naphtali Herz Levi, and his son-in-law Kosman 1748 (5509) - 16 folia. Contemporary half Vellum, 8° (The sewing is partly loose, late 19th century marbled paper on the contemporary wooden boards. With the ownership signature of E. Dünner, Amsterdam (Descendant of the famous rabbi J.H. Dünner?). The second edition of this very rare Hebrew prayer book, containing prayers to be said at Succoth, according to the Ashkenazic rites and especially for the rites of the Amsterdam community.) Vinograd, Y. (1993). Thesaurus of the Hebrew Book, 1619 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay, by the Dobbs Galley and California, in the Years 1746 and 1747, for discovering a North West Passage; with An Accurate Survey of the Coast, and a short Natural History of the Country. Together with A Fair View of the Facts and Arguments from which the future finding of such a Passage is rendered probable.

      London: H.W. Whitridge, 1748. sep 22 2017. xxviii, 96, 89-336 pp. b/w folding map and plates. With a history of prior expeditions preceding Ellis’ narrative. This voyage, financed by true believer Arthur Dobbs, was undertaken for the purpose of discovering a northwest passage. Dobbs had his effect on Ellis. “Although disappointed to find that there was no egress from the bay by way of Wagner’s Strait, Ellis still expressed a belief in the existence of a passage from Hudson’s Bay...” —Streeter 3642. Sabin 22312. Hill 540. A very nice, clean copy of an important book in the history of the search for a Northwest Passage. No foxing, bound in contemporary mottled calf with a handsome reback and original spine label.

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         De Ratione Temporum Athanasianorum, Deque Aliquot Synodis IV Seculo Celebratis. [bound with] Desolata Batavia Dominicana Seu Descriptio Brevis Ominium Conventuum et Monasteriorum Sacri Ordinis Praedicatorum Quae Olim Extiterunt in Belgio Confoederato

      Zempellianis; Augustini Graet 1748; 1717, Rome; Ghent - xvi, 384pp; 6pp, 195pp. Four engravings in second book including two fold outs. Heraldic book-plate of John Thomas Troy [Dublin] 'Laudat Tentat Vincit'. [who was an Irish Dominican and Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin] .Two separate books bound in one volume. G : in Good condition. Cover discoloured. Spine darkened. Stamp on title page. Contents firm. Contemporary hand written text in Latin on rear ep. Heraldic book-plate on rear paste-down with corresponding signature on fep. Pagination in second book finishes at page 195 [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Institutions of the Criminal Law of Scotland

      Printed for, and sold by Gideon Crawfurd Bookseller [etc.], Edinburgh 1748 - Modern black cloth, gilt, light browning, else a very good, crisp copy Second (and last) edition of the second legal treatise on Scots criminal law, written by Bayne for his students at the University of Edinburgh where he was the first occupant of the chair of Scots law; rare, ESTC locating three copies in this country [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         An Account of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophical Discoveries in Four Books. Published from the author's manuscript papers, by Patrick Mrudoch

      London: Printed for the author's children, sold by A. Millar, etc. 1748 - first edition; thick quarto, [24], xx, 392 pp., six folding plates; early 20th century full leather, spine and corners worn, occasional light foxing to the text but a bit more pronounced on the plates; overall near very good. Photos available upon request.

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         Introductio in analysin infinitorum.

      Lausanne: M.-M. Bousquet, 1748. First edition of Euler's great textbook on analysis, the only work of Euler listed in Printing and the Mind of Man. "In his 'Introduction to Analysis' Euler did for modern analysis what Euclid had done for ancient geometry" (PMM). The editors of the first volume of the Introductio in Opera Omnia (Ser. 1, Vol. 8) emphasize that the work "still today deserves to be not only read, but studied with devotion. No mathematician will put it aside without immense benefit," and that the Introductio "marks the beginning of a new epoch and that this work has become influential for the whole development of the mathematical science by virtue of not only its content, but also its language." The eminent historian of mathematics, Carl Boyer, in his address to the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1950, called it the greatest modern textbook in mathematics. Boyer cited Euclid's Geometry as the greatest mathematical textbook of the classical period, perhaps of all time, appearing in over one thousand editions. For the medieval period, he chose the less well-known Al-Khowarizmi, largely devoted to algebra. But for "modern" times, Boyer made the case for Euler's Introductio as the greatest modern textbook--and, appropriately, this time a text in analysis. Gauss said, "The study of Euler's works will remain the best school for the various fields of mathematics, and nothing can replace it." In 1979 André Weil remarked that he was trying to convince "the mathematical community that our students of mathematics would profit much more from a study of Euler's Introductio in analysis infinitorum, rather than of the available modern textbooks" (Alexanderson, p. 635). Provenance: Sauini Zamagna (?) (inscription on title). "Leonhard Euler (1707-83), the great Swiss mathematician, was born at Basel where he became the pupil of Johann Bernoulli, whose sons persuaded Catherine the Great to invite him to St. Petersburg. In 1747 he was invited by Frederick the Great to Berlin. In 1766 he became blind, but this did not interfere with his colossal output of work. Altogether he produced thirty-two books in Latin, German and French, and approximately nine hundred memoirs (making him the most productive mathematician who ever lived). He covered practically the entire field of pure and applied mathematics, but some of his best and most enduring work was done in analysis, which he established as an independent science. "In his 'Introduction to Analysis' Euler did for modern analysis what Euclid had done for ancient geometry. It contains an exposition of algebra, trigonometry and analytical geometry, both plane and solid, a definition of logarithms as exponents, and important contributions to the theory of equations. He evolved the modern exponential treatment of logarithms, including the fact that each number has an infinity of natural logarithms. In the early chapters there appears for the first time the definition of mathematical function, one of the fundamental concepts of modern mathematics. From Euler's time mathematics and physics tended to be treated algebraically, and many of his principles are still used in teaching mathematics" (PMM). "The topics in the Introductio include: the definition of a function and the distinction between single-valued and many-valued "functions", or odd and even functions. There are questions of polynomial factorization related to the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra; substitutions, infinite series, exponentials and logarithms, and expansions into partial fractions; multiple angle formulas; evaluations of ζ(2k), for k a positive integer (the famous so-called Basel problem); infinite series-infinite product formulas; and partitions of integers. Much of the latter part of volume 1 is devoted to generating functions and continued fractions. Volume 2 is largely concerned with classification of curves and the study of the conics, and higher degree curves and surfaces. D. J. Struik referred to it as the first textbook in analytic geometry. "What makes this remarkable as a textbook is that the later topics are closely related to Euler's research, and in some cases their appearance here, and sometimes in earlier papers, opened up whole new fields of research. We cannot say that of most "elementary" modern textbooks. Whether an idea appeared first in the Introductio is not very important. To be sure, Leibniz and Johann Bernoulli had come close to our modern definition of function, but it was here that Euler spelled it out clearly ... "This is one of the first mathematics books that "looks modern". Except for "xx" to denote "x2" and a few other conventions carried over from earlier times, it introduced modern notation: f(x) for function, e for the base of the natural logarithm (appearing in print here for the first time but used earlier by Euler in a manuscript not published until 1862 in his Opera posthuma mathematica et physica), and π (though it had been used by Christian Goldbach two years earlier). Euler proved that e is irrational in the Introductio, though the fact could be deduced from work in a paper of 1737. The proof in the Introductio using continued fractions was not, however, to everyone's satisfaction. In 1748 Euler still used √−1 and did not introduce "i" for this number until 1777. Other problems covered in the Introductio had occurred earlier in Euler's reports to the St. Petersburg Academy and in published papers. The genius exhibited in the Introductio was in the way he formulated the problems and the methods he introduced. In the problem of partitions he developed powerful methods using generating functions. Again, using infinite series and products he came up with the relationships that inspired Riemann's work on the ζ-function. It is often assumed that the formula usually called "Euler's formula", relating the exponential and the trigonometric functions, appeared first in the Introductio, but the formula was probably observed earlier by Roger Cotes. As was often the case, however, Euler did more with it. He was a master expositor, so when he took a subject he molded it into something that people could understand, thereby prompting subsequent development. "Beyond the beautiful mathematics contained in the book, however, there is the beauty of the original edition of this set of volumes as physical objects. Most of Euler's books were published by the press of the Academy in St. Petersburg. Those are rather sober, straightforward products of the printer's art. When Euler wrote the Introductio--probably around 1745--he was working in Berlin. Unfortunately the Berlin Academy published journals but not books, and the St. Petersburg Academy was having financial problems. So Euler had to look for a publisher elsewhere. In 1744 his Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas had been published by the firm of Marc-Michel Bousquet, located in Lausanne and Geneva. So he approached them about publishing the Introductio. This firm had also published in 1742 a beautifully decorated set of four volumes, the Opera Omnia of Jean Bernoulli. Handsome though these earlier volumes were, fortunately for us, the publisher seems to have given this set of two volumes an even more generous budget, so the book is decorated with an elegant engraving for a frontispiece, a title page in two colors, a fold-out, engraved dedication portrait of the physicist-astronomer-geologist Jean Jacques Dortous de Mairan, who was a patron of the publisher, secretary of the Académie Royale des Sciences and member of various other scientific societies. "The engraved frontispiece is the work of Pierre Soubeyran, based on the design of a member of the de La Monce family of portrait painters. It shows two classically attired women under an arch flanked by columns. Hovering overhead is a putto. One woman is gesticulating while the other is writing mathematical formula in a book and the putto is offering inspiration. There are mathematical instruments on the floor and a book open to pages with "Calcul Differentiel" and "Table des Sinus". The inscription at the top of the frontispiece gives the title of the Introductio in French, Analyse des infiniments petits, which, curiously, happens to be the name of L'Hôpital's famous text of 1696. The title of the first French translation of the Introductio in 1796, on the other hand, was Introduction de l'analyse infinitesimale" (Alexanderson, pp. 636-7). PMM 196; Norman 732. G. J. Alexanderson, 'Euler's Introductio in analysis infinitorum,' Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 44 (2007), pp. 635-8. 2 vols. 4to (245 x 192 mm), pp. [2] [i-ii], iii-xvi, [3] 4-320, folding printed table after p. 224; [iv] [3] 4-398 [2], titles printed in red and black with engraved title vignette, engraved frontispiece by Soubeyran after De la Monce, engraved folding portrait of dedicatee Jean Jacques Dortous de Mairan (1678-1771) by Etienne Frequet (1719-94) after J. Tocquet, and 40 folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, capitals with old but well-done leather restoration, occasional light spotting, some plates a little browned. Overall a very good copy.

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         Momentorum Monasteriensium Decuria Prima Loca Diocefeos ab A et B. inchoantia Ordine Alphabetico proposita Inscriptionisbus et Exegesi Topographico Historica Illustrans, Autore Jodoco Hermanno Nunning

      Versaliae, Leporinum, 1748. 432 Seiten 8° , gebundene Ausgabe Altersgemäss guter Zustand mit leicht beschabtem und leicht fleckigem Einband. Altersgemäss leicht gebräunte Seiten und ohne braune Flecken. Fest eingebunden und ohne fehlende Seiten. Sehr rares Buch! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Theologie

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         A General Natural History: or, New and Accurate Descriptions of the Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals Of the Different Parts of the World; with Their Virtues, and Uses as far as hitherto certainly known, in Medicine and Mechanics.

      London: Printed for Th. Osborne, 1748-52. Three volumes. Folio. (35 x 22 cm.). (12), 654, (6); xxvi, 642, (8); (8), 584, (4) pp. Contemporary green morocco, elaborately gilt spines with red labels and richly decorated compartments, gilt meander on borders of sides, inside dentelles, marbled endpapers. With 1 foldout table and 56 full-page engraved plates of 'fossils', plants and animals, all in beautiful contemporary hand-colouring. Sir John Hill [c.1714 - 1775], British gardener, apothecary, physician, editor, writer and gossip columnist, but most of all one of the most eminent botanists of the 18th century. Natural history divided in three sections, of which the section on plants is regarded as having introduced the Linnaean system to England. Fine set on natural history with 56 beautiful contemporary hand-coloured plates. The colours of the plates have left their mark on the facing pages. Extremities a bit chafed in places, heads of all spines a bit damaged and weakened, erroneous volume indications on spines, several plates a bit browned in places, and stencil marks before and after plates, some occasional foxing, ms. annot. in an old hand in 'General table' to vol. I (=II), but a very fine set. For a full description and more images please visit our website: www.zaalbooks.nl .

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         De elemento aeris et praecipuis phoenomenis pneumaticis tractatus Physico-experimentalis, in quo natura, proprietas, et effectus ejusdem elementi rationum et experimentorum serie demonstrantur.

      Typis Academicis, Prague 1748 - In-12 (161 x 92 mm) de 8 ff.n.ch., 165 pp., 4 ff.n.ch, 1 pl. gr. depl.; cartonnage moderne. De Backer & Sommervogel, III, 770. Flaschner fut le premier membre de la Compagnie de Jésus à obtenir le grade de docteur en droit canon à l'université de Prague. Il décrit dans cet ouvrage une pompe pneumatique qui se trouvait dans le cabinet de physique de l'Université. La planche, restaurée dans l'angle inférieur gauche, reproduit ce très bel instrument. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A New History Of the Holy Bible, From the Beginning of the World, to the Establishment of Christianity... (Six Volumes)

      Dublin: Printed for Edward and John Exshaw at the Bible on Cork-Hill, 1748 Complete in six volumes. Five folding maps. Full leather covers with raised spine bands, and red and black spine labels. Both labels are lacing from Vol. II, and title label is lacking from Vols II and IV. Covers are rubbed and show scattered wear. Several boards are nearly detached. End leaves are darkened. Contents are otherwise clean, complete, and intact. . Folio. Fair/No Dust Jacket.

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        Pair of Spanish ships.

      London 1748 - Pair of copper engraved plates (each 58 x 73.5 cm), uncoloured, mounted on cardboard. Published as part of a larger series that celebrated British naval victories. These depict the capture of the famous Spanish vessel the "Glorioso". Very scarce. Richard Short (?-1702) was a naval officer and topographical draughtsman in the GB Royal Navy. Nothing is known of his naval career except the vessels in which he served: Baltimore (a sloop), Peregrine (a sloop built in 1749), Mermaid (a frigate, which he appears to have left before she sailed for Nova Scotia in 1754), Gibraltar (a frigate), and four ships of the line, Leopard (built in 1756), Prince of Orange, Dublin (which returned from the West Indies in 1763), and Neptune. After this service at sea he was appointed to the Chatham dockyard, England. In the pre-photography era drawing lessons formed a regular part of the training of officers. Short is known to be one of the first English military artists to record Canadian views during the period when British forces were stationed in Canada, which were engraved by various hands after his sketches. He is also known for views of naval engagements, engraved as a series by Caroline Watson and published by Boydell in London. J. Mynde (spelled here without the 'e') was a British engraver, active from 1740 to 1770. He worked mainly for booksellers producing plates of landscapes, portraits and anatomical subjects which he is best known for. He's portraits of Roger Earl of Orrery and William Harris, Doctor in Divinity rank as his principal.

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