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        L'art de tourner ou de faire en perfection toutes sortes d'ouvrages au tour

      Paris, Jombert, 1749. Folio, full leather, decorated sPine with 6 ribs. Spines are partly cracked. Good and complete copy. 28+244 pag. Illustrated with a titleprint and 80 full page engravings.B0345.

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        Johann Wolfgang Goethe - Sämtliche Werke nach Epochen seines Schaffens (Münchner Ausgabe) 33 Bände von Johann Wolfgang Goethe (Autor) Der komplette Goethe Gesamtumfang ca. 30.000 Seiten mit 400 Abbild

      Der komplette Goethe Gesamtumfang ca. 30.000 Seiten mit 400 Abbildungen in 33 Bänden - Die Edition Das Gesamtwerk des größten deutschen Dichters erstmals gegliedert nach Schaffensperioden Erstmals mit amtlichen Schriften. Mit dem bedeutenden Briefwechseln mit Schiller und dem Komponisten Carl Friedrich Zelter. Die Herausgeber: Herausgegeben von Karl Richter in Zusammenarbeit mit Herbert G. Göpfert, Norbert Miller, Gerhard Sauder, Edith Zehm und anderen. Die Herausgeber bieten mehr Goethe und vor allem mehr Licht über Goethe als bisher. (Die Zeit) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, geboren am 28.8.1749 in Frankfurt a. M., gestorben am 22.3.1832 in Weimar. Jurastudium in Leipzig und Strassburg. Lebenslanges Wirken in Weimar. Reisen zum Rhein, nach der Schweiz, Italien und Böhmen. Frühe Erfolge mit den Sturm und Drang-Stücken 'Götz' und 'Werther', Gedichte (herrliche Liebeslyrik), Epen, Dramen ('Faust', 'Tasso', 'Iphigenie' u. v. a.), Autobiographien. Zeichner und Universal-Gelehrter: Botanik, Morphologie, Mineralogie, Optik. Theaterleiter und Staatsmann. Freundschaft und Korrespondenz mit den größten Dichtern, Denkern und Forschern seiner Zeit (Schiller, Humboldt, Schelling .). Goethe prägte den Begriff Weltliteratur, und er ist der erste und bis zum heutigen Tag herausragendste Deutsche, der zu ihren Vertretern gehört München, btb, 2006. 20 in 32 Bänden und Registerband (komplett 33 Bände). Ca. 19 x 12 cm. Insgesamt ca. 34.900 Seiten. Kartoniert in 3 Schubern im Originalkarton. Sehr guter Zustand, unbenutzt. Die chronologisch angeordnete Münchner Ausgabe der Werke Goethes als Taschenbuch. Die Original-Leinenausgabe bei Hanser kostet 1250,00 Euro. - ISBN 3-442-90499-4 978-3-442-90499-0 3442904994 9783442904990 Johann Wolfgang Goethe - Sämtliche Werke nach Epochen seines Schaffens (Münchner Ausgabe) 33 Bände von Johann Wolfgang Goethe (Autor) Sprache deutsch Maße 118 x 187 mm Gewicht 19022 g Einbandart Paperback Literatur Biografien Erinnerungen Briefe Briefwechsel Lyrik Gedichte Tagebuch Belletristik Erzählende Literatur ISBN-10 3-442-90499-4 / 3442904994 ISBN-13 978-3-442-90499-0 / 9783442904990

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        Del teatro Olimpico di Andrea Palladio in Vicenza. Discorso... Seconda edizione con lettere critiche...

      nella Stamperia del Seminario, 1749. Cm. 22,5, pp. xii, (4) 153 (3). Con ritratto di Palladio all'antiporta e 5 belle tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Semplice legatura coeva in carta. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, con segni d'uso limitati alla coperta. Seconda edizione, preferibile all'originale del 1733 per le aggiunte apportate. Cfr. Fowler, 201; Cicognara: "Opera grandemente commendevole" e Lozzi, 6416.

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        Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis ... oder heilige Schrifft, Deß Alten und Neuen Testaments, Nach der Ur-alten / und in Latein gemeinen / auch von der Römisch-Catholischen Kirch bewährten Übersetzung

      Grätz - Innsbruck: Philipp Jacob Weith und Wolff 1749 GPrgmt. der Zeit mit Rückenschild auf 8 Bünde, Blindprägung, zahlreiche Lesebändchen, dreiseitig roter Schnitt, Überreste von Metallschließen,[13] Bl.+844+672 Seiten+14 Bl. Indices (mehrere Seiten am Ende ausgerissen), 2° (26 x 30 cm), etwas berieben und bestoßen und angeschmutzt, Löcher im Vorderdeckel, Kopf- und Fußkapital eingerissen, fliegendes Blatt fehlt,anfangs mehrere Seiten mit kleineren eingerissen, Titelblatt mit alten Anmerkungen, durchgehend verschiedene Schmutzflecken, insgesamt noch annehmbarer Zustand.Alte Drucke, Bibel

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        The Law of Testaments and Last Wills. Containing All that is...

      1749. Drafting Wills in Eighteenth-Century England [Richardson, Robert]. The Law of Testaments and Last Wills. Containing All That is Necessary to be Known and Practised by Testators and Their Executors, Administrators, &c. As Also, What Relates to the Distribution of the Estates of Intestates. In the Following Particulars. The Different Kinds of Testaments and Last Wills: By whom to be Made: How to be Executed: And, By What Means Revocable. What Persons are, Or are Not, Capable of Making a Testament. How Lands Pass by a Will; And for What Estates: With the Nature of Devises of all Kinds. The Nature of a Legacy: How it Differs from a Donatio Mortis Causa, Or Gift by Reason of Death: When, And to Whom, To be paid: When to be Abated or Refunded. What Relates to Interest and Maintenance: Devises to Charitable Uses, &c. The Customs of London, &c. The Revocation of a Testament, Republication, &c. Who may be an Executor: His Power: How Limited: His Duty: Refusal of the Executorship: Probat, &c. What Things the Executor Shall Have, And What the Heir. The Bona Paraphernalia; Or Wife's Cloaths, Jewels, Ornaments, &c. What Shall be Assets, &c. What Debts be First Paid, &c. Who Shall be an Executor de Son Tort, Or of His Own Wrong. How Far Liable to Creditors and Legatees, &c. To Whom, And by Whom, Administration Shall be Committed. The Power of an Administrator Durante Minori Aetate, Or During the Infancy of another Person. The Repeal of an Administration: Its Effects, &c. In What Manner an Intestate's Estate Shall be Distributed, &c. &c. Compiled by a Gentleman of the Law, For His Own Private Instruction, And Now First Published by his Permission. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1744. vii, [25], 488, [16] pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked retaining existing spine, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and recent period-style lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. Negligible light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges mended. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to some leaves, early owner signature to front free endpaper. A handsome copy of a scarce title. $950. * First edition. A clearly written, well-indexed treatise intended for the general practitioner. It cites i.

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        Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis . oder heilige Schrifft, Deß Alten und Neuen Testaments, Nach der Ur-alten / und in Latein gemeinen / auch von der Römisch-Catholischen Kirch bewährten Übersetzung

      Grätz - Innsbruck: Philipp Jacob Weith und Wolff 1749 - GPrgmt. der Zeit mit Rückenschild auf 8 Bünde, Blindprägung, zahlreiche Lesebändchen, dreiseitig roter Schnitt, Überreste von Metallschließen,[13] Bl.+844+672 Seiten+14 Bl. Indices (mehrere Seiten am Ende ausgerissen), 2° (26 x 30 cm), etwas berieben und bestoßen und angeschmutzt, Löcher im Vorderdeckel, Kopf- und Fußkapital eingerissen, fliegendes Blatt fehlt,anfangs mehrere Seiten mit kleineren eingerissen, Titelblatt mit alten Anmerkungen, durchgehend verschiedene Schmutzflecken, insgesamt noch annehmbarer Zustand. Book Language/s: la, de

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        De Nederlandsche spectator. Leiden, Pieter van der Eyk, 1749-1760. [12 delen in 6 banden].

      8º: 12 delen, met op de titelpagina's een vignet door J. Wandelaar, 1749. Halfleren banden met titelschildjes, goede set. Buijnsters (Spect) 16 Kalff VI, p.163."Complete set van deze tweewekelijkse spectator, waarvan in totaal 312 afleveringen zijn verschenen, elk van acht bladzijden. De onbekende redacteur geeft in de eerste aflevering een profielschets van enkele van zijn vrienden die hem zullen bijstaan: zij kennen hun talen, ieder van hen heeft een bijzondere deskundigheid, sommigen houden van poëzie en allen, de redacteur inbegrepen, zijn protestants, dit is genoeg wat hun en my betreft. De naam van één van zijn medewerkers is wel bekend geworden: de Alkmaarse rector en Neo-Latijns dichter E.W. Higt (1723 - 1762). Voorin elke jaargang staat een inhoudsopgave en deel XII bevat een index op alle delen. De titel is tegen het eind van de achttiende eeuw nog twee keer gebruikt: in 1786 voor een Amsterdams weekblad, maar uitgever J. Verlem (of redacteur H. Bergh) veranderde de naam al na 14 afleveringen in 'De Nederlandsche spectator met de bril', en in 1792 voor een Utrechts periodiek, uitgegeven door H. van Otterloo, waarvan 50 afleveringen zijn verschenen."

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        De l'esprit des loix, ou du rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la constitution de chaque gouvernement, les mœurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, &. A quoi l’auteur a ajouté des recherches nouvelles sur les loix romaines touchant les successions, sur les loix françoises & sur les loix féodales.

      Leyde, Libraires Associés, 1749, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, 1 mors restauré sur 1 cm. -Très bon exemplaire. - 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-4 de VIII-(16)-369 pp. et (2)-396 (mal ch. 306)-(14) pp. ; 3e édition, parue l’année suivant l’originale, à Lyon, pour les libraires Pierre et Benoît Duplain, et imprimée par Aimé Delaroche.Michel Porret et Catherine Volpilhac-Auger, Le temps de Montesquieu.

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        Verhaal van reuzen boven de zeven voeten lang. Met een nieuw berigt van den Spaarwouder reus Klaas van Kieten (...) alsmede een nette beschrijving van den grooten Kajanus, binnen Haarlem overleeden (...) 1749. En het oorsprongklyk verhaal der groote Keie van Amersvoort. Haarlem, I. van der Vinne, 1751.

      Blanco karton omslag (achterplat mist), onafgesneden, (8)+173 pag. Met handtekening van de auteur in pen als bewijs van echtheid.

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        VOYAGE DE LA BAYE DE HUDSON, fait en 1746 et 1747, pour la découverte du passage de Nord-Ouest.

      Ballard Fils 1749 - 2 tomes reliés en 1 volume in-12 ( 165 X 100 mm ) de ( 2 ff. n.c. )-LVI ( chiffré LII )-182 pages et ( 2 ff.n.c. )-319 pages ( chiffré 317 ) plein veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches brique ( Reliure de l’époque ). EDITION ORIGINALE française bien complète de sa carte dépliante en frontispice ( avec restauration au verso ) et de ses 10 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Coiffe de tête arasée. 2 ex-libris dont un armorié. BON EXEMPLAIRE. Voyages Explorations Marine Histoire Sciences Géographie Cartes Atlas Groenland Arctique [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Europe, Exhibiting its principal states.

      Artist: Faden William (-1836) London; issued in: London; date: 1792 1749 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Some restoration at centerfold; size (in cm): 51,5 x 66; description: Map shows total Europe with the formaer frontiers; - vita of the artist: William Faden (1749 ? 1836) was an English cartographer and a publisher of maps. He was the royal geographer to King George III. He replaced Thomas Jeffreys in that role.The title of -geographer to the king- was given to various people in the 18th century, including John Senex, Herman Moll, Emmanuel Bowen and Thomas Jeffreys. All of these men, including William Faden, were engravers and publishers, not scholars or academics. Their part was to publish and supply maps to the crown and parliament.William Faden printed the North American Atlas in 1777, and ".it became the most important atlas chronicling the Revolutions battles." There were 29 maps in the atlas, and they included detailed battle maps drawn by eyewitnesses.

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        Moravian Church.; Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee to Whom the Petition of the Deputies of the United Moravian Churches, in Behalf of Themselves and Their United Brethren, was Referred.; Great Britain Anno regni Georgii II Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae & Hiberniae, vicesimo secundo : at the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the tenth day of November Anno Dom. 1747

      Moravian Church.; Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee to Whom the Petition of the Deputies of the United Moravian Churches, in Behalf of Themselves and Their United Brethren, was Referred.; Great Britain. A composite volume. Some exemplars arranged differently. First item ([2], 635-638 p.) includes, with separate t.p.: Anno regni Georgii II Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae & Hiberniae, vicesimo secundo : at the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the tenth day of November Anno Dom. 1747 ... London : Printed by Thomas Baskett ... and by the assigns of Robert Baskett, 1749, London: Printed by the Assigns of R. and Edw. Atkins Esquires. For Thomas Basset at the Sign of the George near Cliffords Inn in Fleetstreet.Small 2vo, 12x 7.75 in. First Edition. [Blank]; 2, [Tittle page, iii]; 7F-5; B-F2; A-I2; K-O2; X-Z2; Aa-Ii2; Kk-Qq2; [Blank]. This copy is bound in full contemporary sheepskin, the pages are crisp but the boards are loose and last section of Epilogue is disbound from major work. Rest is holding. Loss to spine with chips and edges bumped on boards. Signed on front board by Charles Russell Lowell, Sr. and opposite page by Charles Russell Lowell, Jr.Report from the Committee to Whom the Petition of the Deputies of the United Moravian Churches, in behalf of themselves and their United Brethren, Was Referred, together with some extracts of the most material vouchers and papers contained in the Appendix to the said report --Appendix of the most material vouchers and papers referred to in the Report (58 p., 2d count) -- "Unitatis Fratrum fidei, liturgiae et praxeos expositio, tum etiam circa credenda paritèr atque agenda dispensandi ratio -- Enchiridion theologiae patristicae -- Epilogus. (MORAVIAN). Report from the Committee to Whom the Petition of the Deputies of the United Moravian Churches, in Behalf of Themselves and Their United Brethren, Was Referred: Together with Some Extracts of the Most Material Vouchers and Papers Contained in the Appendix to the Said Report. London: 1749. 1st ed. (4), iv, (2) 635-638, 27, 58, (4), [59]-120, ([121]-156 pp. With separate title page printed by Thomas Baskett. Historical documents of the Moravians in several languages. among other subjects it dealt with the Moravians work in the Dutch West Indies and Algiers with slaves; Count Zinzendorff, and Isaac Watts. An interesting look at the British government's early encouragement of the settlement of Moravians in the American colonies. OCLC locates only 17 copies. Charles Russell Lowell, Sr. (15 August 1782 in Boston - 20 January 1861 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) was a Unitarian minister and the son of judge John Lowell. Biography: He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and attended The Roxbury Latin School and later Harvard College in 1800 where he studied law and then theology. After two years in Edinburgh, Scotland and one year on the Continent, Lowell was, from 1806 until his death, pastor of the West Congregational (Unitarian) Church of Boston. From that year until 1840, he traveled extensively in Europe and the east. During the latter part of his life Lowell officiated only occasionally in his church. Lowell was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1814, and served on its board of councilors from 1820 to 1853.[4] He married Harriet, daughter of Robert T. Spence, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, an officer in the U. S. Navy. Harvard gave him the degree of D.D. in 1823. He was a fellow of its corporation from 1818 until 1833. Almost alone, he spoke out from the pulpit against slavery to Boston's elite. Charles Russell Lowell, Jr (1807-1870), son of Charles Lowell, Sr. and Harriet Traill (Spence) Lowell, solidified the already strong ties between the Lowell and Jackson families by marrying Anna Cabot Jackson, daughter of Patrick Tracy Jackson, in 1832. Jackson, a merchant whose business failed in the Panic of 1837. Charles Russell Lowell devoted the remainder of his career to cataloguing the books of the Boston Athenaeum, while his wife opened and conducted a successful school for young girls in Boston.

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        The history of the popes, from the foundation of the See of Rome to the present time.

      London, Printed for the author; and to be had at W. Sandby"s, Z. Stuart's and Mr. Frith's, 1749-66. 7 vols. complete. Large 4to (30x23 cm). Contemporary half calf, with calf cornerpieces; spines gilt and blindstamped in compartments, with ribbons (fore-hinge of first vol. broken, inner margins preliminary leaves consolidated; sl. dam. to corners and to some feet and tops of spines). Uncut (the borders dust-soiled). A good set: extra-illustrated: with many blank leaves inserted. On those leaves are pasted in cupperengraved portraits of queens and kings and of almost all the popes and some cardinals taken from contemporary books or books edited in the 17th century (small engravings from 8vo editions (about 12 x 8 cm), large ones from large 8vo editions (20 x 12 cm) and even from folio editions (some folding). - A few spots to first and last leaves, some titles with more spots, but over all a clean set, abundantly illustrated with together 433 engravings, mainly portraits of popes. Collation. Vol. 1: 2nd edition 1749 (first hinge broken). (x, including portrait King George (no margins)),xx, 412 pp. and 43 blank leaves with 58 engraved portraits (8vo) and 1 folding engr. of Bellarminus; vol. 2: 3rd edition 1750. (xvi),550 pp. and 21 blank leaves with 33 engraved portraits (8vo); Vol. 3: 1754. (ii,382 pp. and 31 engraved portraits (8vo) on 25 blank leaves; Vol. 4: 1759. (ii),350 pp. and 14 blank leaves with 16 portraits (8vo); Vol. 5: 1761. (tears in hinges) 406 pp. and 95 engraved portraits (94 8vo and 1 large 8vo) on 46 blank leaves; Vol. 6: 1766. (ii),492 pp. and 80 engraved plates: 76 portraits, small map and 3 views (Dover, Troyes, Florence), i.a. 8 engravings large 8vo. All on 49 leaves. Vol. 7: 1766. (small tears in hinges) (ii),504 and 8 pp: "An alphabetical catalogue of the popes", and 118 engravings on 83 leaves: 116 portraits and 2 views (Marseille & Castello). In this vol. 26 folio portraits of queens and kings (3 folding, i.a. Innoncence XII) and 16 large 8vo engravings: Wycliffe, Gerson, the mariage of Henry 7, kings and popes.

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        A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem At Easter, A.D. 1697. The Second Edition, in which the Corrections and Additions, which were sent by the author after the Book was Printed off, are inserted in the Body of the Book in their proper places. By Hen. Maundrell, M.A. late Fellow of Exeter Coll. and Chaplain to the Factory at Aleppo.

      

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        The Law of Testaments and Last Wills. Containing All that is.

      1749 - Drafting Wills in Eighteenth-Century England [Richardson, Robert]. The Law of Testaments and Last Wills. Containing All That is Necessary to be Known and Practised by Testators and Their Executors, Administrators, &c. As Also, What Relates to the Distribution of the Estates of Intestates. In the Following Particulars. The Different Kinds of Testaments and Last Wills: By whom to be Made: How to be Executed: And, By What Means Revocable. What Persons are, Or are Not, Capable of Making a Testament. How Lands Pass by a Will; And for What Estates: With the Nature of Devises of all Kinds. The Nature of a Legacy: How it Differs from a Donatio Mortis Causa, Or Gift by Reason of Death: When, And to Whom, To be paid: When to be Abated or Refunded. What Relates to Interest and Maintenance: Devises to Charitable Uses, &c. The Customs of London, &c. The Revocation of a Testament, Republication, &c. Who may be an Executor: His Power: How Limited: His Duty: Refusal of the Executorship: Probat, &c. What Things the Executor Shall Have, And What the Heir. The Bona Paraphernalia; Or Wife's Cloaths, Jewels, Ornaments, &c. What Shall be Assets, &c. What Debts be First Paid, &c. Who Shall be an Executor de Son Tort, Or of His Own Wrong. How Far Liable to Creditors and Legatees, &c. To Whom, And by Whom, Administration Shall be Committed. The Power of an Administrator Durante Minori Aetate, Or During the Infancy of another Person. The Repeal of an Administration: Its Effects, &c. In What Manner an Intestate's Estate Shall be Distributed, &c. &c. Compiled by a Gentleman of the Law, For His Own Private Instruction, And Now First Published by his Permission. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1744. vii, [25], 488, [16] pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked retaining existing spine, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and recent period-style lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. Negligible light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges mended. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to some leaves, early owner signature to front free endpaper. A handsome copy of a scarce title. $950. * First edition. A clearly written, well-indexed treatise intended for the general practitioner. It cites i. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The promised justification in Number IV. Volume II. of the Apology.

      London: printed for the author; and sold at her house in Craig's Court Charing-Cross 1749 - 8vo., 53 + (1)pp., with the authoresses bold signature in ink> at the foot of the title page, 'Teresia Constantia Phillip[s]>', the final letter of her surname cropped, bound recently in marbled boards with printed spine label. An excellent, crisp, copy. Scarce first separate edition, but found also as a separate pamphlet in both first and second editions (1748-9) of the author's extensive Apology.> ESTC finds separate copies of the Justification> at only BL + Bodleian + Cambridge + Duke + St. Louis P.L. While her Apology> (in 3 vols.) is her magnum opus, her Vindication> is an intriguing codicil as it were. Described in ODNB as a 'courtesan and memoirist,' Teresia Phillips (1709-1765) seems to have been the serial lover of a string of men beginning with a man named Thomas Grimes, when Teresia was only twelve or thirteen, although the name was probably used as a deception, the real culprit being Thomas Lumley, later third Earl of Scarborough. Phillips' subsequent affairs and marriages (there were numerous affairs and several marriages) included a lawful marriage to Henry Muilman in 1724. She is at pains in her voluminous Apology> to suggest that there were extenuating circumstances surrounding each affair, admitting only to the faults of natural love of pleasure and a lack of prudence. Although written in the third person, Teresia Phillips describes herself as Mrs Muilman in her so-called Promised Justification.> [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das gesamte Augspurgische Evangelische Ministerium in Bildern und Schrifften, von den erstern Jahren der Reformation Lutheri, bis auf Anno 1748. oder das Jubel=Jahr wegen des Westphälischen Friedens, samt einer Vorrede vorgestellt und herausgegeben.

      (Agb.), Finckens seel. nachgelassenen Wittib., (1749). 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 20,5 x 16 cm. Titel, 6 Bl., IX S., 104 Bl. Mit 10 Kupfertafeln, 204 Schabkunstporträts, 1 gestoch. Heiligenbild und 1 gestoch. Titel. HLdr. d. Zt. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 115 (kennt nur 200 Porträts); Lentner 6540 und 6539. - Die schönen Porträts zeigen Würdenträger der evangelischen Kirche seit der Reformation mit kurzen Biographien, darunter S. Agricola, C. Albeck, J. Baumeister, J. Beer, J. Crusius, C. Ehinger, W. Haug, M. Herbst, D. Pistorius, U. Regius, D. Schön, J. Vögelin, P. Weber uvm. Mit dem von Lentner als Anhang bezeichneten Teil. - Die Kupfertafeln zeigen u.a. St. Anna, St. Ulrich, Barfüsserkirche, Hl. Kreuz, St. Jacob, Hl. Geist, St. Georgen. Beiliegt: Neunzehnseitiges Manuskript mit handschriftlicher Fortsetzung der vorliegenden Chronik bis 1786, mit den Lebensläufen von 34 weiteren Augsburger Pastoren, numeriert von 201 bis 234. Es fehlt ein Blatt mit den Lebensläufen Nr. 227 und 228. Im Anhang drei leere Seiten und vier Seiten mit hs. Ergänzungen zu verschiedenen Lebensläufen des gedruckten Teils. - Einband etwas berieben, Gelenke neu mit Leder unterlegt. Gering fleckig, teils leicht wasserrandig, die gefalteten Tafeln teils mit hinterlegten Einrissen. - Komplett sehr selten! Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Geschichte, Politik, Schwaben, Westfäl.Friede

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        AUGSBURG. - Porträtwerk. - Rein, Josef Friedrich. Das gesamte Augspurgische Evangelische Ministerium in Bildern und Schrifften, von den erstern Jahren der Reformation Lutheri, bis auf Anno 1748. oder das Jubel=Jahr wegen des Westphälischen Friedens, samt einer Vorrede vorgestellt und herausgegeben.

      (Agb.), Finckens seel. nachgelassenen Wittib., () 1749 - 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 20,5 x 16 cm. Titel, 6 Bl., IX S., 104 Bl. Mit 10 Kupfertafeln, 204 Schabkunstporträts, 1 gestoch. Heiligenbild und 1 gestoch. Titel. HLdr. d. Zt. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 115 (kennt nur 200 Porträts); Lentner 6540 und 6539. - Die schönen Porträts zeigen Würdenträger der evangelischen Kirche seit der Reformation mit kurzen Biographien, darunter S. Agricola, C. Albeck, J. Baumeister, J. Beer, J. Crusius, C. Ehinger, W. Haug, M. Herbst, D. Pistorius, U. Regius, D. Schön, J. Vögelin, P. Weber uvm. Mit dem von Lentner als Anhang bezeichneten Teil. - Die Kupfertafeln zeigen u.a. St. Anna, St. Ulrich, Barfüsserkirche, Hl. Kreuz, St. Jacob, Hl. Geist, St. Georgen. Beiliegt: Neunzehnseitiges Manuskript mit handschriftlicher Fortsetzung der vorliegenden Chronik bis 1786, mit den Lebensläufen von 34 weiteren Augsburger Pastoren, numeriert von 201 bis 234. Es fehlt ein Blatt mit den Lebensläufen Nr. 227 und 228. Im Anhang drei leere Seiten und vier Seiten mit hs. Ergänzungen zu verschiedenen Lebensläufen des gedruckten Teils. - Einband etwas berieben, Gelenke neu mit Leder unterlegt. Gering fleckig, teils leicht wasserrandig, die gefalteten Tafeln teils mit hinterlegten Einrissen. - Komplett sehr selten! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES AVANTURES DE GIL BLAS DE SANTILLANE PAR MONSIEUR LE SAGE. NOUVELLE EDITION AVEC FIGURES

      A Londres Chez Jean Nourse 1749 16° 4 volumi Pagine occhietto + 6 non numerate + 306 + 2 di catalogo + 1 carta bianca + 1 carta bianca + occhietto + 4 non numerate + 260 + 1 carta bianca + 1 carta bianca + occhietto + 8 non numerate + 292 + 1 carta bianca + 1 carta bianca + occhietto + 6 non numerate + 281 + 1 carta bianca. Legature coeve in cartoncino giallo. 32 incisioni in rame fuori testo (8 per volume). Titoli stampati in rosso e nero. Carte brunite. Alcune trace di polvere e di uso. Piccole mancanze ai dorsi. Nel complesso buonissimo esemplare. Rara prima edizione inglese del testo francese apparsa nello stesso anno della conosciuta versione Smollett. Quattro copie recensite in NUC

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        Historie des berühmten Helden Graf Wiprechts zu Gröitzsch, wie auch des von ihm gestifteten Klosters zu Pegau. Komplett in 3 Teilen (incl. HISTORIE PEGAU sowie CODEX PROBATIONEM: [Pegau / Ld.kreis Leipzig]

      Seiffart, Regensburg 1749 - Mit gefalt. Kupfertafel. 176, 127 S., 3 Bl. Mod. Lwd. m. goldgepr. Rückentit. Rundum-Rotschnitt; winziger N. a. T. ca. 10 Bl. leicht stockfleckig, Faltkarte (Pegauer Hoheits-Siegel) leicht fleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten, keine Anstreichungen. +++ Inhalt: (A) "Leben des Grafen W." S. 5-130; (B) "Historie . Pegau" S. 131-176; (C) "Codex Probationem" S.1 - 127 (lat. Urkunden); 4 Bl. Register. So komplett. +++ Wichtiges ortskundliches Werk. +++ Wenn Sie mehr Fotos oder Informationen wünschen, klicken Sie bitte auf "Dem Anbieter eine Frage stellen". +++ Aus Nichtraucherhaushalt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Palestine] A journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem; at Easter, A.D. 1697. The seventh edition; to which is now added an account of the author's journey to the banks of Euphrates at Beer, and to the country of Mesopotamia. With an index to the whole work. By Hen. Maundrell, M. A. late Fellow of Exeter Coll. and Chaplain to the Factory at Aleppo

      Oxford: printed at the Theatre, for W. Meadows Bookseller in Cornhill, London, 1749. Half-Calf. Fine. 8vo: [12],171,[1]pp, with engraved title vignette and 15 further copper-engraved plates (most folding, four of which signed by Hawksmoor). Modern half-calf over marbled boards, spine decorated in blind with five raised bands, red leather lettering piece gilt. A Fine copy, spine a tad faded, text very lightly toned but clean and bright, plates in vivid impressions. Gibson's Library, p. 194 (for an earlier edition). Seventh Edition. At 3 pm, on Friday, 26 February 1697, Maundrell and fourteen others set off on an Easter pilgrimage from Aleppo, in Turkey (where Maundrell was chaplain to the Levant Company's factory) to Jerusalem, traveling across northern Syria to Latakia, down the coast to Acre, then to Jerusalem. According to the ODNB, "The Journey was partially intended to bring up to date George Sandys's account of 1610 (Relation of a journey begun an. dom. 1610. Foure bookes. Containing a description of the Turkish empire, of Aegypt, of the Holy Land, of the remote parts of Italy and llands adioyning). In fact, Maundrell's account is quite different from that of Sandys, and is a major work in its own right, giving detailed descriptions of the life and landscapes of Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine, including the agricultural practices of the regions and places encountered, in addition to descriptions of places of religious significance. . . . Curzon, in his Visits to Monasteries in the Levant (1849), says that he 'was struck with the superiority of old Maundrell's narrative over all the others, for he tells us plainly and clearly what he saw' (Curzon, 168), and Howell, in a preface to a 1963 reprint of the Journey, says that 'it is taut, disciplined writing from which every wrinkle of ambiguity has been ironed away' (Howell, xi). Most of the nineteenth-century writers on the Holy Land, including Henry Robinson, Dean Stanley, Carl Ritter, and George Adam Smith, comment positively on Maundrell's account." Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Essai sur la métamorphose des plantes. Geneva, Paris, J. Barbezat, 1829. 8vo. Original publisher's grey printed paper wrappers.

      Pritzel 3452; cf. DSB V, pp. 442-446 ; Norman Library 913 (first German ed.); Stiftung für Botanik 293 (first German ed.). First edition in French of an important botanical study by Germany's greatest poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) into the origins and processes of life. His scientific career had actually started at the court of Weimar, where he was summoned in 1775, and where his duties soon included the supervision of mining in the duchy. His main goal was finding a theory to explain all living forms, plants and animals. The Urpflanze , as an Urform of nature, would show - according to Goethe - the diversity of types which had evolved and would help chart the processes of life. His ideas on plant form had a considerable influence on European botany, and some people even considered them a precursor of Darwinism. The present work is a fascinating exercise in probing the "mind of nature" via a study of its phenomena, in this case plant life. As such, it is thoroughly representative of the school of Nature Philosophy. The work was first published in German in 1790, and was translated for this edition into French by Frédéric de Cingins-Lassaraz.Very good, untrimmed copy, slightly foxed, and somewhat dog-eared, small tear in front wrapper. Attractive copy of a study on the philosophy of botany by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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        The history of the popes, from the foundation of the See of Rome to the present time.

      London, Printed for the author; and to be had at W. Sandby"s, Z. Stuart's and Mr. Frith's, 1749-66. - 7 vols. complete. Large 4to (30x23 cm). Contemporary half calf, with calf cornerpieces; spines gilt and blindstamped in compartments, with ribbons (fore-hinge of first vol. broken, inner margins preliminary leaves consolidated; sl. dam. to corners and to some feet and tops of spines). Uncut (the borders dust-soiled). A good set: extra-illustrated: with many blank leaves inserted. On those leaves are pasted in cupperengraved portraits of queens and kings and of almost all the popes and some cardinals taken from contemporary books or books edited in the 17th century (small engravings from 8vo editions (about 12 x 8 cm), large ones from large 8vo editions (20 x 12 cm) and even from folio editions (some folding). - A few spots to first and last leaves, some titles with more spots, but over all a clean set, abundantly illustrated with together 433 engravings, mainly portraits of popes. Collation. Vol. 1: 2nd edition 1749 (first hinge broken). (x, including portrait King George (no margins)),xx, 412 pp. and 43 blank leaves with 58 engraved portraits (8vo) and 1 folding engr. of Bellarminus; vol. 2: 3rd edition 1750. (xvi),550 pp. and 21 blank leaves with 33 engraved portraits (8vo); Vol. 3: 1754. (ii,382 pp. and 31 engraved portraits (8vo) on 25 blank leaves; Vol. 4: 1759. (ii),350 pp. and 14 blank leaves with 16 portraits (8vo); Vol. 5: 1761. (tears in hinges) 406 pp. and 95 engraved portraits (94 8vo and 1 large 8vo) on 46 blank leaves; Vol. 6: 1766. (ii),492 pp. and 80 engraved plates: 76 portraits, small map and 3 views (Dover, Troyes, Florence), i.a. 8 engravings large 8vo. All on 49 leaves. Vol. 7: 1766. (small tears in hinges) (ii),504 and 8 pp: "An alphabetical catalogue of the popes", and 118 engravings on 83 leaves: 116 portraits and 2 views (Marseille & Castello). In this vol. 26 folio portraits of queens and kings (3 folding, i.a. Innoncence XII) and 16 large 8vo engravings: Wycliffe, Gerson, the mariage of Henry 7, kings and popes. 13500g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Preserving All Kinds of Animal and Vegetable Substances for Several Years

      First English language edition of the first book on canning as a food preservation technique. Louis Appert (1749-1841) "learned the art of cooking from his father, who was an hotelier. He worked at first in the service of the Duke of Deux-Ponts and was officier de bouche to the Princess of Forbach. In 1780 he established himself in business as a confectioner in the Rue des Lombards in Paris. The Directory government offered a prize of 12,000 francs for the discovery of a process to preserve the food destined for the army. Appert perfected a sterilization method which was named after him - appertisation. In 1804 he built a factory at Massy (on land where peas and beans had been cultivated) and started up the production of bottled preserved foods. In 1810 the government officially recognized his discovery and awarded him the prize. In the same year, Appert published L'Art de conserver pendant, which generously made his process available to all. Moreover, his work was republished in 1811 and 1813 under the title Livre de tous les menages. The fall of the Empire ruined him but in 1822, by which time others had become rich on his discovery, the state recognized his achievement in conceiving the process by granting him a small income. In the premises which were then allowed him, he pursued his experiments on the clarification of wines, the purification of bone gelatin, preservation in cans, etc, but he subsequently died in poverty" (The Concise Larousse Gastronomique, p. 34) A Work Published by Order of the French Minister of the Interior... Translated from the French. London: for Black, Parry, and Kingsbury, booksellers to the Hon. East-India Company, 1811. Duodecimo (176 × 103 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, double line rules to boards gilt, blue speckled edges. Folding plate. Contemporary armorial bookplate of William Middleton Esq. Some wear to extremities, only minor toning and offsetting to contents. An excellent, unsophisticated copy.

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        R.P. Vincentii Houdry e societate Jesu Bibliotheca concionatoria Ethices christianae praecipua continens argumenta ordine alphabetico digesta e gallico sermone in latinum translata. Tomus A - D, secundus E - I, tertius L - P und quartus R - Z in 2 Bänden.

       Mit Vignetten, Augustae Vindelicorum (Augsburg) & Oeniponti (Innsbruck), sumptibus Josephi Wolff, 1749, XX, 827 Seiten, (1 Blatt), 802 Seiten und (2 Blätter), 830 Seiten, (2 Blätter), 707 Seiten, 34,5x22, Lederbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel, 1. Band: (besonders die Ecken) berieben/bestoßen, Vermerke auf Einbandinnenseite, Vermerke und ein neuerer Besitzerstempel auf Vorsatz, Stempel auf Titelblatt, die ersten Seiten mit Wurmfraß am Fuß und etwas zerknittert, durchgehend leicht stockfleckig, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, 2. Band: berieben/bestoßen, an den Ecken und beim Kopf und Fuß des Rückens kleine Fehlstellen, Vermerke auf Vorsatz, Titelblatt mit Einriß, kleiner Randeinriß auf Seite 1 unfachmännisch geklebt, einige wenige Fleckchen und Anstreichungen von alter Hand, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, 2 Bände,Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        [ANSON] Voyage autour du monde : fait dans les années MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV

      tiré des journaux &​ autres papiers de ce seigneur, &​ publié par Richard Walter ... ; orné de cartes &​ de figures en taille douce ; traduit de l’anglois. A Amsterdam et à Leipzig : Chez Arkstée & Merkus, 1749. First French translation. Quarto, handsome full contemporary tree calf, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament and lettering, marbled endpapers, front paste-down with armorial bookplate, all edges stained red, title page in red and black with vignette engraving, pp [4] dedication with engraved head-piece; [i-iv] table of contents; v-xvi preface; 331, [1] errata, each chapter with engraved head-piece and tail-piece, 34 folding engraved plates, many of them maps (a couple with old tape repairs), a very good, crisp copy. Translation by Élie de Joncourt of Anson and Walter’s A voyage around the world (1748). Anson’s circumnavigation was significant in that it provided much valuable navigational information crucial to the success of Cook’s voyages in the South Seas. After a series of disasters, Anson’s initial squadron of six warships and two supply ships was reduced to just three by the time he entered the Pacific from Cape Horn. After sacking the Spanish port of Paita in Peru, he sailed across the Pacific to Macau with all remaining crew on his own ship, the Centurion. He then successfully followed the orders given to him by the Admiralty to seek out Spanish galleons laden with gold en route from Mexico to the Philippines, when he captured Nuestra Senora de Covadonga, carrying 1.3 million pieces of eight. Anson sold the gold in Macau and returned to England, arriving there in mid 1744. One of the important legacies of Anson and Walter’s narrative was the description of the breadfruit tree, the benefits of which Anson’s crew enjoyed whilst sojourning in the Ladrone Islands (Marianas). Along with Dampier’s earlier account of this fruit, Anson’s information was the main stimulus behind the Admiralty’s brief for Bligh’s expedition in the Bounty in 1787, the purpose of which was to transport breadfruit to the West Indies for propagation.

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        Essai sur la métamorphose des plantes. Geneva, Paris, J. Barbezat, 1829. 8vo. Original publisher's grey printed paper wrappers.

      Pritzel 3452; cf. DSB V, pp. 442-446; Norman Library 913 (first German ed.); Stiftung für Botanik 293 (first German ed.). First edition in French of an important botanical study by Germany's greatest poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) into the origins and processes of life. His scientific career had actually started at the court of Weimar, where he was summoned in 1775, and where his duties soon included the supervision of mining in the duchy. His main goal was finding a theory to explain all living forms, plants and animals. The Urpflanze, as an Urform of nature, would show - according to Goethe - the diversity of types which had evolved and would help chart the processes of life. His ideas on plant form had a considerable influence on European botany, and some people even considered them a precursor of Darwinism. The present work is a fascinating exercise in probing the "mind of nature" via a study of its phenomena, in this case plant life. As such, it is thoroughly representative of the school of Nature Philosophy. The work was first published in German in 1790, and was translated for this edition into French by Frédéric de Cingins-Lassaraz.Very good, untrimmed copy, slightly foxed, and somewhat dog-eared, small tear in front wrapper. Attractive copy of a study on the philosophy of botany by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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        Globus Terrestris.

      1749 - Leipzig, 1749. Original colour. 180 x 260mm. A double-hemisphere world published twenty years before Captain Cook's mapping of New Zealand and Australia. The title is in a banner above the map; alternative charts of the Solar System fill the cusps; illustrations of natural phaenomena and short descriptions of the continents run underneath.

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        Notizie Storiche delle Chiese di Verona Raccolte da Giambatista Biancolini

      In Verona, Per A. Scolari. 1749-1750. Hard Cover. The first three volumes of what was eventually an eight-volume set. Vol I: 4 p.l., 388 p.; Vol II: [6], 395-838, [2] p.; Vol. III: 325, [326-327] pages; illustrations; quarto; 27 cm. These historical notices of the churches of Verona are concerned with their architectural history and the paintings and other artwork contained in each. Biancolini published his most significant documents in these early volumes. He continued to add to this foundation and published volumes through the eighth, which appeared in 1771. Schlosser-Magnino (p. 567) calls for 7 volumes, but the most complete set we could find, the one in the Avery Collection at Columbia, has eight in nine volumes. This is a foundation source for the study of architecture in Verona. Very good, untrimmed copy in contemporary cardboard. Stock#OB120.

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        The Works of the Most Celebrated Minor Poets . . . New Before Collected and Published Together. In Two Volumes. [With:] Cogan, Francis, editor. A Supplement to the Works of the Most Celebrated Minor Poets . . .

      London: Printed for F. Cogan, 1749 [&] 1750. 3 vols in 2, 8vo, contemporary brown calf, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Three volumes, complete, of an important 17th and 18th century English poetical miscellany which the editor and publisher Francis Cogan assembled for the cause of preserving what he feared were works that would be lost to the "low and declining state" of poetry. Included are the Earls of Dorset, Halifax and Roscommon, Samuel Garth, Thomas Tickell, Ambrose Phillips, Thomas Sprat, and what are stated to be uncollected pieces by John Sucking, Matthew Prior, Thomas Ottway, and Jonathan Swift (a few of which Teerink suggests may be doubtful). Binding a rubbed, but sound; some foxing and smudges in the text; very good copy.

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        De L'Esprit des Loix. Ou Du Rapport Que Les Loix Doivent Avoir Avec La Constitution De Chaque Gouvernement, Les Moeurs, Le Climat, La Religion, Le Commerce

      Amsterdam: Zacharie Chatelain, 1749. hardcover. very good. Three volumes in one. Separate title pages for each volume. xxiv + 356pp., xvi + 358pp., xii + 383pp., thick 8vo, full leather gilt-decorated spine; scattered light foxing and browning, some minor chipping at spine ends, cover rubbed. Amsterdam: Chez Zacharie Chatelain, 1749. Nouvelle Edition. A very good copy. "In many ways one of the most remarkable works of the eighteenth century... It took four years to write, and when it was finished almost all his friends advised him not to publish it. Montesquieu paid no attention and it was printed in Geneva in the autumn of 1748... The most distinctive aspect of this immense syllabus is its moderation: a quality not designed to achieve official approval in 1748. It is an always original survey which is neither doctrinaire, visionary, eccentric, nor over-systematic... The scheme that emerges of a liberal benevolent monarchy limited by safeguards on individual liberty was to prove immensely influential... His theories underlay the thinking which led up to the American and French Revolutions, and the United States Constitution in particular is a lasting tribute to the principles he advocated.

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        La callipédie, traduite du poème latin. [Trans. by Charles-Philippe de Monthenault d'Egly (1696-1749)]

      Amsterdam & se vend a Paris: chez Durand & Pissot, 1749. 8vo (165 x 102 mm.). [1] f., 203 pp. The French prose translation printed in roman type on versos facing the Latin poem, in italic type, on rectos. Occasional slight paper discoloration, overall a nice copy. Contemporary French mottled calf, smooth spine gold-tooled with red morocco gilt lettering-piece, edges red-stained, marbled endpapers (minor rubbing to joints and extremities). Early 20th-c. blindstamp on leaf D4 of Dr. Jes A. Thelmier of Paris-Plaisance.*** First bilingual edition and first edition in French. Originally published in Leiden in 1655, the poem, on the "art of producing beautiful children," was the only published work of Quillet, an abbot and physician of free-thinking tendencies. The work was an unexpected and long-lived success, widely translated and frequently reprinted. Two further French translations were published before 1800. Quillet's poem, in four books, presents a "curious mixture of modern science and ancestral prejudices, Galenic medicine, already contested at this period, astrological convictions, and racism pure and simple. As the title states, it deals with producing beautiful children, in order to produce superior citizens for the state.... Quillet was a practitioner of the new, more empirical school of medicine" (Taussig, my trans.). This is evident, for example, from his matter-of-fact description of the female reproductive organs in Book 2, a passage which however directly follows a discussion of favorable conditions for procreation, including the hour, season, and position of the stars, and counsels to women to avoid excessive movement during the sexual act, in order to both assist procreation and to avoid producing feeble offspring. The all-important task of producing a male heir is the subject of several stanzas; advice includes restricting sexual relations to the morning hours, tying up the male partner's left testicle, and drinking plenty of wine. Part 3 treats care during pregnancy and childbirth, and Book 4 childhood education. Quillet expresses enlightened views on the condition of women, deploring forced marriages (in Book 1), the lack of education of French women and prejudices against savantes or intellectual women (in Book 4). Quillet himself was short, red-faced, and no beauty, and unsuccessful in repeated love interests. Having heard his explanation of the meaning of the title Callipaedia, the pretty young wife of a Tour magistrate is reputed to have remarked, "evidently, M. l'abbé, you did not learn this art from your father." Brunet IV:1018; Gay-Lemonnyer I:454; cf. Sylvie Taussig, "Avortement et Callipédie : l'embryon au XVIIe siècle," La Bioéthique, autumn 2010 issue of Mag (online).

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        Histoire générale des voyages ou Nouvelle collection de toutes les relation

      à Paris: chez Didot|& chez Rozet, 1749. Fine. chez Didot & chez Rozet, à Paris 1749-1768, in-12 (10 x 16,5cm), 72 volumes reliés. - New edition - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition in-12 traduite de l'anglais par l'abbé Prévost après l'édition originale en français parue en 1746 (20 volumes in-4). L'édition originale en langue anglaise rédigée par John Green (16..?-1757) est, quant à elle, parue en 1745. Les 72 volumes sont ornés de 324 gravures et d'un portrait de l'auteur dessinés par Charles-Nicolas Cochin fils et de 230 cartes et plans par Bellin. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Reliures uniformes en plein veau brun. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de fleurons, de roulettes et de filets d'encadrement dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge, plats ornés d'un double ou triple filet doré selon les exemplaires, filets dorés sur les coupes, toutes tranches rouges ou mouchetées de vert et rouge selon les volumes. Pièces de tomaison manquantes sur les tomes LXI et LXV. L'ensemble des 72 volumes se décompose comme suit : -les livres I à VI concernent le sud-est asiatique et les Indes orientales -les tomes VII à XVIII s'intéressent à l'Afrique -les volumes XIX à XXIV sont présentés comme une suite des premiers livres et traitent à nouveau de l'Asie en se concentrant surtout sur la Chine -les livres XXV à XXIX concernent la Tartarie orientale (Asie centrale septentrionale), le Tibet et en partie la Chine -les tomes XXX à XXXIV portent une nouvelle fois sur les Indes orientales et sur les voyages des Hollandais et autres navigateurs s'y étant rendus -le volume XXXV est à part et volontairement présenté comme tel dans la mesure où il compile les voyages d'un seul explorateur, Fernand Mendez Pinto, sans véritablement entrer dans la trame globale de l'Histoire générale des voyages. Ainsi, l'abbé Prévost écrit à ce sujet dans l'avertissement de ce même volume : « je dois au Public un article détaché qui n'a pû (sic) trouver place dans le plan des Anglais, parce qu'il ne regarde particulièrement aucun lieu ; qui ne peut être rejetté (sic) non plus entre les voyages autour du monde, parce qu'il n'a pas cette étendue, ni même entre ceux que j'ai nommés voyages errans, parce qu'il n'embrasse point d'autres pays que ceux des Indes ». -le tome XXXVI suit le même dessein que le précédent en se focalisant sur la côte de Malabar et sur les structures coloniales françaises qui y sont présentes -les livres XXXVII et XXXVIII traitent de l'Hindoustan -le volume XXXIX se concentre sur les Philippines -les tomes XL et XLI portent à la fois sur le Japon et sur le sud-ouest des Indes orientales -le livre XLII se focalise sur les voyages « en terres australes et en Antarctique » -les volumes XLIII et XLIV rapportent les voyages respectifs de Guillaume Dampier et de Gemelli Careri autour du monde, ce dernier allant jusqu'à Mexico et permettant ainsi à l'auteur d'annoncer le tome suivant qui inaugure les relations de voyages en Amérique -en effet, à partir du tome XLV et jusqu'au tome LVIII, l'abbé Prévost rassemble les récits de voyages en Amérique, décrivant ainsi l'Amérique septentrionale, le Mexique, le Pérou, le Brésil -les livres LIX et LX concernent les Antilles -les volumes LXI à LXIV tiennent lieu de tables des matières -à partir du tome LXV et jusqu'au tome LXVIII inclus, tous les ouvrages prennent le titre de Suite de l'Histoire générale des voyages et traitent de à nouveau de l'Asie à travers les voyages d'explorateurs Hollandais -finalement, les livres du tome LXIX au tome LXXII, sont intitulés Continuation de l'Histoire générale des voyages et concernent les voyages entrepris en Sibérie Les huit derniers volumes, presque toujours absents, sont édités par Panckoucke et concernent le Groenland, le Kamtchatka et la Laponie. Les cartes et les planches qui illustrent les volumes résultent d'un choix personnel de l'abbé Prévost. Il explique que, mécontent des figures de l'édition anglaise, il souhaite changer les illustrations dans leur totalité. Pour les cartes, il fait appel à Bellin, « Ingénieur de la Marine, Garde du Dépôt Royal des Plans et des Cartes ». La réalisation des planches, quant à elle, a été confiée à Cochin Fils, « aussi connu par la richesse et l'agrément de son invention, que par la délicatesse de sa gravure ». Il commente ce choix dans son avertissement en déclarant : « Quoique les figures anglaises ne soient pas sans beauté, on trouvera la différence fort grande à l'avantage des miennes. » Le rôle de l'abbé Prévost n'est donc pas seulement celui d'un traducteur et d'un commentateur : il se substitue à l'éditeur, donnant naissance à un tout nouveau projet éditorial dont il est le principal instigateur. Dans cette même perspective, plusieurs chercheurs remarquent que, s'il se cantonne à traduire le texte des huit premiers volumes quasi littéralement, Prévost prend bien vite la liberté, à partir du douzième tome, de compléter voire de modifier le texte de son homologue anglais. Antoine-François Prévost d'Exiles, dit abbé Prévost (1697-1763), fut homme d'Église, romancier, journaliste et historien français. Bien qu'ayant prononcé ses vœux en novembre 1721, ses liens avec l'Église furent ponctués de nombreux conflits l'amenant à fuir régulièrement à l'étranger, notamment en Hollande et à Londres. Ces nombreux déplacements hors de France ont sans doute contribué à favoriser son intérêt pour la littérature de voyage : il accepta ainsi de traduire A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels par John Green sous le titre français Histoire générale des voyages, texte dont la parution commença en Angleterre dès 1745. L'objectif premier était de rassembler en un même corpus les meilleurs écrits parus sur les différentes régions du monde. Pour constituer son Histoire des voyages, l'abbé Prévost s'appuie sur les relations de voyages connues à son époque. Il pose un regard critique sur les textes des grands voyageurs qui, selon lui, ne rapportent pas tant l'histoire des pays visités que celle de « leurs voyages et de leurs observations ». Dans Anthropologie et histoire au siècle des Lumières (1971), Michèle Duchet explique que « Prévost inaugure en France la critique des relations de voyages ». L'abbé est ainsi soucieux de prendre chaque information avec prudence en vérifiant soigneusement ses sources et en cherchant à exercer un regard critique sur les relations qu'il est amené à présenter tout en cédant parfois, cependant, à un propos teinté de sensationnalisme. Ainsi, certains passages de son commentaire sont tirés de la fiction, par exemple l'Iliade et l'Odyssée d'Homère qui illustrent l'histoire de la navigation et du commerce. L'Histoire des voyages s'avère donc un ouvrage composite au style inédit mêlant histoire, géographie, fiction et récits de voyage de grands explorateurs, caractéristique de l'auteur des Mémoires et aventures d'une homme de qualité. Sylviane Albertan-Coppola dans son article « L'abbé Prévost romancier et éditeur de voyages » (in Roman et récit de voyage, Presses de l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2001), souligne cette interaction entre littérature et voyage : « Avec Prévost, le lecteur s'embarque dans un roman comme dans un voyage et dans un voyage comme dans un roman, ce qui n'est pas sans poser quelques intéressants problèmes d'ordre narratif autant que scientifique. [...] Jouant sur les deux types d'écriture, celle du roman et celle du voyage, Prévost rend ainsi le roman plus vrai, conformément à un critère cher aux romanciers du XVIIIème siècle, et il confère aux récits de voyage des accents romanesques, qui correspondent au goût des lecteurs du temps. Les deux genres alors se rejoignent sous le sceau de la littérature d'évasion. » Si l'on consulte l'article « Voyage, voyageur » du Chevalier de Jaucourt publié dans l'Encyclopédie, on remarque que la distinction est faite entre le « voyage de long cours » dont les observations sont destinées à enrichir la science et le « voyage d'éducation » ayant, lui, des visées pédagogiques. Jouant sur ces différents niveaux de connaissance, l'abbé Prévost utilise indéniablement les voyages au long cours à des fins didactiques. L'abondance des illustrations et l'irruption du romanesque (pour exemple cette romance des deux jeunes Indiens vendus comme esclaves et épris l'un de l'autre) servent clairement ce projet. Ainsi les gravures qui accompagnent les descriptions écrites doivent-elles être parlantes, et témoignent du souci primordial de l'abbé Prévost : éveiller l'intérêt de son lectorat en lui faisant partager « l'étonnement» des voyageurs, s'inscrivant dans cette manière dans la tradition oratoire cicéronienne du « plaire et instruire ». Première des grandes compilations de relations de voyages, cette importante somme encyclopédique fut une mine d'informations pour ses divers lecteurs : encyclopédistes, historiens et romanciers. Exceptionnel ensemble abondamment illustré, rare en reliure uniforme.  

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        Narrazione Delle Solenni Reali Feste Fatte Celebrare In Napoli Da Sua Maestà Il Re Delle Due Sicilie Carlo Infante Di Spagna Duca Di Parma, Piacenza &c. &c. Per La Nascita Del Suo Primogenito Filippo Real Principe Delle Due Sicilie

      Naples: [Stamperie Reale], 1749., 1749. large folio. pp. 20. engraved allegorical frontis. by Carlo Gergori & 15 double-page & folding engraved plates after designs by Dal Re. engraved title vignette (printer’s device?), headpiece & initial. contemporary mottled calf, rebacked with gilt spine mounted (few surface abrasions, final plate with light staining & long tear neatly repaired – no loss). First Edition of this magnificent Italian fête book, documenting the grand festivities held in Naples, November 4-19, 1747, to celebrate the birth of Philip, first son of Charles III, King of the Two Sicilies (later King of Spain), and his wife, Maria Amelia of Saxony. The festivities were designed and conducted under the direction of celebrated architect and stage designer Vincenzo Dal Re. Fifteen large double-page and folding plates engraved by Carlo Gregori, Angelo Guiducci, Giuseppe Vasi, Felice Polanzani, N.Jardin, and Luigi Le Lorrain after designs by Dal Re variously illustrate the physical layout and decoration of the interior of the royal castle and of the Teatro San Carlo for the celebrations, banquets, and games, scenes from the parade, masquerade, grand balls, and theatrical presentations, the ‘Cuccagna’ (‘Land of Cockaigne’, an imaginary region of luxury and delight) constructed in the piazza of the royal palace, with wine fountains and food-decorated summer house and gardens intended for consumption by the populace, the façade of the ‘Castel Nuovo’, illuminated with globes of coloured glass, and the fireworks display building constructed in the piazza of the ‘Castel Nuovo’. The engraved headpiece contains a view of the Bay of Naples. Dal Re’s original drawings for the festival are held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Berlin Kat. 3078. Cicognara 1515. Lipperheide Si48. Vinet 604.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        De L'Esprit Des Lois, Ou Du Rapport Que Les Loix Doivent Avoir Avec La Constitution De Chaque Gouvernement, Les Moeurs, Le Climat, La Religion, Le Commerce, & C. , a Quoi D'Auteu a Ajoutee Des Recherches Nouvelles.... [2 Volumes Bound in 1]

      Geneve [Really Par. ] : Barrillot & Files, 1749. Nouvelle edition. Final leaves defective and mounted, shadow staining throughout. Original bordered calf, very good.. Professionally recased; very impressively finished. Remains quite a well-preserved copy overall; scans and additional detail on request. ; 0 pages; Corrigee par l'auteur & augmentee d'une table des matieres, & d'une carte geographique .... Attributed to the baron de Montesquieu in NUC pre-1956. Referenced by: Goldsmiths Kress library of economic literature, no. 8393.2. Pagination: t.1: viij, [16], 369, [1] p. ; t.2: [2], 306 [ie. 396], [16] p. Subjects; Law - Philosophy. Jurisprudence - Early works to 1800.

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        Dissertations sur les apparitions des esprits, et sur les vampires ou les revenans de Hongrie, de Moravie, &c.

      Einsidlen: Dans la Princiere Abbaie par Jean Everhard Kalin, 1749. Second edition. Hardcover. 12mo. 2 volumes bound in 1. Volume I. pp. [24], 431, [1]. Volume II. pp. [14], 234, [4]. Some copies in the OCLC list the count of unnumbed pages at the beginning each volume as being 26 and 16 respectively. Other copies are listed with 24 and 14 unnumbered pages. Bound in quarter dark brown morocco with gilt flat spine and marbled paper boards. The paper on the boards is rubbed with some scraping. Pages are clean. Armorial bookplate on inside front cover – “E libris Roberti Comitis de Crewe.” Augustin Calmet (1672-1757) was a Biblical scholar and a Benedictine Abbot at Nancy and Sens. Calmet’s most famous work, his treatise on apparitions and vampires, was first published in French (1746). The first part discusses several types of apparitions, demonical and otherwise. The second part gathers together and analyzes the various accounts of vampires or the walking dead which were coming out of Eastern Europe during the 1720’s and 30’s. Calmet’s book quickly became popular and it helped cement the notion of a vampire in the Western European consciousness. [Coumont C7.2; Caillet 1965].

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        VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE, FAIT DANS LES ANNE'ES MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV PAR GEORGE ANSON

      Amsterdam & Leipzig, 1749. [8],xvi,333,[1]pp. plus thirty-two plates (twenty-nine folding) and three folding maps. Half title. Quarto. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on half title and titlepage. Light foxing and soiling. Several maps with old repaired tears, without loss, at connective gutter margin. Very good. First French edition, after the first English of the previous year. The narrative, based on Anson's own journal, had an enormous popular success. For the mid- 18th-century reader it was the epitome of adventure, and it was translated into several European languages and stayed in print through numerous editions for many years. Anson's mission was to harass Spanish shipping along the west coast of South America during 1740-43, and concluded with the capture of a Manila galleon carrying £400,000 in treasure. The text was compiled by Richard Walter, the chaplain on board the Centurion, from Anson's papers and official logs. Elaborately illustrated with dozens of copper plate engravings, including numerous views of islands and harbors visited. "This compilation has long occupied a distinguished position as a masterpiece of descriptive travel...the most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century" - Hill. One of the most popular nautical narratives of the 18th century. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 749/283. BORBA DE MORAES, p.38. PALAU 12865. HILL 1817 (ref).

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        Atlas van de zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek, die van Batavia en Onrust. Mitsgaders de afbeeldingen van de haring visscherij en de walvisch vangst. In een-en-dertig kunstplaaten naar het leven afgebeeld ... Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1805. Large folio. With engraved title-page and 31 double-page engraved views (ca. 28.5 x 39.5 cm) showing Dutch harbours with a wide variety of sailing boats and ships. Modern half calf.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 319; Tiele, Bibl. 3. Rare complete copy of the first edition of an account of harbours and roadsteads in the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies, by the bookseller and historian Cornelis van der Aa (1749-1816), written to accompany the 31 beautiful and luxurious plates drawn and engraved ca. 1772 to ca. 1781: large engraved views of the harbours, showing a wide variety of boats and ships, with people engaged in fishing or trade and 2 showing herring fishing and whaling. They were first published in a print series and several single prints ca. 1779 to ca. 1781, but those showing the harbours and roadsteads at Batavia and the nearby island Onrust in the East Indies and those showing harring fishing and whaling do not generally appear in the sets of prints.With a contemporary presentation inscription on the half-title. With some minor stains on a few plates, but otherwise in very good condition and with generous margins. The binding with a couple tiny scratches, but otherwise fine. Magnificent views of the busy harbours of the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies ca. 1780.

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        Catalogue d'une Grande Collection de Tableaux des meilleurs maistres d'Italie, de Flandres et de France qui doivent être vendus dans les Salles du Grand Couvent des…Pères Augustins…le 26 mars 1749…par E.-F. Gersaint

      1 p.l., 19, [2] pp. Small 8vo, attractive modern paste-paper wrappers. Paris: P. Prault & J. Barrois, 1749.104 lots, priced and with many buyers' names in a contemporary hand. The sale was managed by the great connoisseur Gersaint (d. 1750); he was the leading auctioneer of the time in Paris of art objects and natural history specimens. Gersaint was not only an auctioneer with an exceptional ability to immediately and accurately evaluate paintings, prints, and natural history objects but was also an exceptional scholar.Fine copy.

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        A Dissertation on the Plan, Use, and Importance, of The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce;

      London: Printed for John and Paul Knapton,, 1749. Translated from the French of the late celebrated Mons. Savary, Inspector-General of the Manufactures for the King at the Custom-House of Paris: With such considerable Additions and Improvements, as will appear at large throughout this Dissertation; And which more particularly accommodate the same to the Trade and Navigation of the British Empire. Addressed to the Nobility, Gentry, Merchants, and Traders of Great-Britain. Quarto (240 x 186 mm). Bound sixth in a volume of 13 pamphlets on trade and commerce (see below) in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, morocco label titled "Miscellanies" and numbered 36 in gilt in the third compartment. Engraved armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes Bart of Pitsligo to front pastedown, with his manuscript listing of the contents of the volume on the second front free endpaper. A very good copy, bound in an attractive contemporary pamphlet volume. First edition, one of two issues of Postlethwayt's extended advertisment for his translation of Jacques Savary des Bruslons's Dictionnaire universel de commerce. A guide to the reading and use of his masterpiece, the Dissertation was published two years before the appearance of The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. The title page exists in two different issues, one reading "Savary, Inspector-General of the manufactures for the King, at the Custom-House of Paris", (as here), the other reading "Savary, Inspector-General of the manufactures of the Custom-House of Paris". "It is to be hoped... that this Universal Dictionary of commerce may prove instrumental in raising such an emulous spirit for trade and merchandizing in Great Britain, as may prevent our Britons being outdone in the practical part thereof, by any rival country whatsoever: and provided our nobility and gentry become likewise ambitious to excel in the knowledge of commerce, both practical and political, they will never be doubtful, whether the interests of trade are not inseparably connected with those of land; and consequently in their legislative capacity, they will never be backward in giving all the encouragement to the one, when they are convinced it so effectually promotes the interest of the other"(p. 52). The verso of the title bears an advertisement for the Dictionary: "This work will be comprised in two Volumes in Folio, of the size of Chamber's Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; Proposals for which will shortly be published." Bound up with A Dissertation on the Plan, Use, and Importance, of The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce are these additional texts: 1. [ENGLAND AND WALES, PARLIAMENT, HOUSE OF COMMONS.] Two Lists; shewing the Alterations That have been made in the House of Commons, from the Beginning of the Reign of K. Henry VIII, to the End of that of King James I. And in the House of Peers, from the Accession of King James I. To this Time. With some Observations. London: printed for J. Roberts, 1719. Pp. [16]. Marks to title page, p. [3] partially uncut, small puncture and loss to fore edge of p. [15]. First edition. Goldsmiths' 5605. 2. [GREAT BRITAIN, PARLIAMENT.] The Most Important Transactions of the Sixth Session of the First Parliament of His Majesty King George II. London: printed for W. James, [1733]. Pp. 32, table. Small tear to p. 13, small puncture to p. 34. Fourth edition, with the text of the Excise Bill and voting lists. Kress 4115. 3. [HAYES, Charles.] The Importance of Effectually Supporting the Royal African Company of England Impartially considered ... In a Letter to a Member of the House of Commons. London: printed by E. Say, 1745. Pp. [4], 47, [1]. Lacking the 2 folding maps. Staining to lower edge of pp. 33-42. Second edition (first 1744). Hayes was a respected geographer who was chosen annually as the sub-governor or deputy governor of the Royal African Company. This is one of his tracts written to defend the company's policy; however, it was dissolved in 1752. Goldsmiths' 8152, Kress 4761. 4. [ANON.] A Short View of the Dispute between the Merchants of London, Bristol, Leverpool, and the Advocates of a New Joint-Stock Company, Concerning the Regulation of the African Trade. London: [n.pub.], 1750. Pp. [2], 18. Corrections to text in ink to pp. 2 and 18. First edition. Goldsmiths' 8517, Kress 5078. 5. [BRITISH LINEN COMPANY.] Charter of the British Linen Company. Edinburgh: printed by R. Fleming and Company, 1746. Pp. 18, 12. The second section, "The Rules and By-laws of the British Linen Company", has separate pagination and register. First edition of the charter granted to the third of the Scottish banks which, during the 1750s, became both the largest single firm in the Scottish linen industry and in the Scottish economy. Goldsmiths' 8216, Kress 4799. 6. [DECKER, Sir Matthew.] An Essay on the Causes of the Decline of the Foreign Trade, consequently Of the Value of the Lands of Britain, and On the Means to Restore Both. Begun in the year 1739. London: printed for John Brotherton, 1744. Pp. [8], 112. Stain to margin of p. 65, crease to lower edge of p. 101. First edition of Decker's anonymous treatise for which he is principally famous. It was translated into French by Abbé de Gua de Malves in 1757. Goldsmiths' 8052, Kress 4691. 7. [ANON.] Treaty between his Britannick Majesty, and Her Imperial Majesty Of All the Russias. Signed at St. Petersburg, September 19-30, 1755. Together with The Two Separate and Secret Articles belonging thereto. [London: n.pub., 1755.] Pp. 18. First edition with parallel French and English texts. Higgs 977. 8. [ANON.] Treaty between His Britannick Majesty and Her Imperial Majesty Of All the Russias. Together with The Four Separate Articles belonging thereto. Signed At Moscow, December 11, 1742. [London: n.pub., 1755?] Pp. 27, [1]. Tear to pp. 21-2. First edition with parallel French and English texts. 9. [ANON.] Treaty between His Britannick Majesty and the Landgrave of Hesse-Cassell. Signed at Hanover, June 18, 1755. [London: n.pub., 1755]. First edition with parallel French and English texts. 10. [A COUNTRY GENTLEMAN.] A Timely Antidote Against A Late Deadly Poison, or Six Pennyworth of Recollection; Humbly Offered to the common Sense of all the People in His Majesty's British Dominions ... London: printed for T. Payne, 1756. Pp. [2], 22. ESTC lists only one copy at Glasgow University Library ending at p. 20. First edition. 11. BODY OF CLOTHIERS. A State of the Case and a Narrative of Facts, Relating to The late Commotions, and Rising of the Weavers, in the County of Glocester; As it Regards A Petition now presented to the Hon. House of Commons. London: printed for R. Griffiths, 1757. Pp. [4], iv, 37, [1]. Crease to top corner of pp. 27-32. First edition regarding the wages crisis in Gloucestershire's woollen industry. 12. CLEEVE, Bourchier. A Scheme For preventing a further Increase of the National Debt, And for Reducing the same. Inscribed to the Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, &c. London: printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1757. Pp. 32. Third edition (first 1756), with the answering letter by Joseph Massie to the rear as issued, in which Cleeve advocated a high tax on houses, and the repeal of "an equivalent amount of taxes on commodities". Massie's response proved that Cleeve's estimates were too great. Kress 5592, Higgs 1522.

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        A Dissertation on the Plan, Use, and Importance, of The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce; Translated from the French of the late celebrated Mons. Savary, Inspector-General of the Manufactures for the King at the Custom-House of Paris: With such considerable Additions and Improvements, as will appear at large throughout this Dissertation; And which more particularly accommodate the same to the Trade and Navigation of the British Empire. Addressed to the Nobility, Gentry, Merchants, and Traders of Great-Britain.

      London: Printed for John and Paul Knapton, 1749 - Quarto (240 x 186 mm). Bound sixth in a volume of 13 pamphlets on trade and commerce (see below) in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, morocco label titled "Miscellanies" and numbered 36 in gilt in the third compartment. A very good copy, bound in an attractive contemporary pamphlet volume. Engraved armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes Bart of Pitsligo to front pastedown, with his manuscript listing of the contents of the volume on the second front free endpaper. First edition, one of two issues of Postlethwayt's extended advertisment for his translation of Jacques Savary des Bruslons's Dictionnaire universel de commerce. A guide to the reading and use of his masterpiece, the Dissertation was published two years before the appearance of The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. The title page exists in two different issues, one reading "Savary, Inspector-General of the manufactures for the King, at the Custom-House of Paris", (as here), the other reading "Savary, Inspector-General of the manufactures of the Custom-House of Paris". "It is to be hoped. that this Universal Dictionary of commerce may prove instrumental in raising such an emulous spirit for trade and merchandizing in Great Britain, as may prevent our Britons being outdone in the practical part thereof, by any rival country whatsoever: and provided our nobility and gentry become likewise ambitious to excel in the knowledge of commerce, both practical and political, they will never be doubtful, whether the interests of trade are not inseparably connected with those of land; and consequently in their legislative capacity, they will never be backward in giving all the encouragement to the one, when they are convinced it so effectually promotes the interest of the other"(p. 52). The verso of the title bears an advertisement for the Dictionary: "This work will be comprised in two Volumes in Folio, of the size of Chamber's Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; Proposals for which will shortly be published." Bound up with A Dissertation on the Plan, Use, and Importance, of The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce are these additional texts: 1. [ENGLAND AND WALES, PARLIAMENT, HOUSE OF COMMONS.] Two Lists; shewing the Alterations That have been made in the House of Commons, from the Beginning of the Reign of K. Henry VIII, to the End of that of King James I. And in the House of Peers, from the Accession of King James I. To this Time. With some Observations. London: printed for J. Roberts, 1719. Pp. [16]. Marks to title page, p. [3] partially uncut, small puncture and loss to fore edge of p. [15]. First edition. Goldsmiths' 5605. 2. [GREAT BRITAIN, PARLIAMENT.] The Most Important Transactions of the Sixth Session of the First Parliament of His Majesty King George II. London: printed for W. James, [1733]. Pp. 32, table. Small tear to p. 13, small puncture to p. 34. Fourth edition, with the text of the Excise Bill and voting lists. Kress 4115. 3. [HAYES, Charles.] The Importance of Effectually Supporting the Royal African Company of England Impartially considered . In a Letter to a Member of the House of Commons. London: printed by E. Say, 1745. Pp. [4], 47, [1]. Lacking the 2 folding maps. Staining to lower edge of pp. 33-42. Second edition (first 1744). Hayes was a respected geographer who was chosen annually as the sub-governor or deputy governor of the Royal African Company. This is one of his tracts written to defend the company's policy; however, it was dissolved in 1752. Goldsmiths' 8152, Kress 4761. 4. [ANON.] A Short View of the Dispute between the Merchants of London, Bristol, Leverpool, and the Advocates of a New Joint-Stock Company, Concerning the Regulation of the African Trade. London: [n.pub.], 1750. Pp. [2], 18. Corrections to text in ink to pp. 2 and 18. First edition. Goldsmiths' 8517, Kress 5078. 5. [BRITISH LINEN COMPANY.] Charter of the British Linen Company. Edinburgh: printed by R. Fleming and Company, 1746. Pp. 18, 12. The second secti [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire Romaine Depuis La Fondation De Rome Jusqu'a La Bataille D'Actium. C'est-A-Dire Jusqu'a La Fin De La Republique. Vols 1 - 8. Mit 13 teils mehrfach gefalteten Karten, Ansichten, Pläne sowie zahlreichen Vignetten.

      Paris, Jacques Desaint & Saillant 1741 - 1749. - 8 Bände, 25 x 20 cm. Ganzlederbände der Zeit auf fünf Bünden mit zwei roten Ledertitelschildchen, dekorative Rückenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsatzpapiere, Rotschnitt. Band 5 mit ganz kleinen Fehlstellen am Rückengelenk. Der Verfasser, Charles Rollin (1661-1741) war ein französischer Historiker und Pädagoge, zeitweiliger Rektor der Pariser Universität (Sorbonne), und wichtiger Vertreter des französischen Bildungshumanismus. - Sehr schöne dekorative uniforme Ausgabe. // Due to this item's weight, shipping will cost more than the standard rates quoted on some websites. - Very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Cassel & Lampe Gbr]
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        Essai sur la théorie des torrens et des rivières, contenant les moyens les plus simples d'en empêcher les ravages, d'en rétrécir le lit & d'en faciliter la navigation, le hallage & la flottaison. Accompagné d'une discussion sur la navigation intérieure de la France; et terminé par le projet de rendre Paris, port maritime en faisant remonter à la voile, par la Seine, les navires qui s'arrêtent à Rouen.Paris, Bidault, 1797. 4to (29 x 21.5 cm). With 8 folding engraved plates, showing how to determine the drop of a river, the contents of water, how to change currents, how to create different effects with different dyke constructions, etc. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, in the style of Bradel & Derôme.

      Brunet II, col. 1148; Ward 765; for Fabre: Poggendorf I, col. 711. Rare work on rivers, torrents and inland navigation. Jean Antoine Fabre (1749-1834), an hydraulic engineer, systematically describes the origin, conditions of rivers and torrents and offers advice on how to change their course and/or prevent them from causing damage. He argues against the deforestation of mountain slopes, gives advice on how to cultivate agricultural areas on hillsides and discusses different dyke constructions. In the third part of his work, he deals with inland navigation and gives a survey of the situation on several French rivers. He finally launches a plan to transform Paris into an harbour by forcing the current to deepen the rather shallow Seine, thereby enabling larger ships to reach the capital.A few leaves slightly foxed, pages 137-141 with lower margins/corner damaged; binding slightly rubbed, some repairs to spine. A well preserved copy with ample margins of this intriguing work on hydrology and navigation.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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