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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.

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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.

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        A NEW GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL GRAMMAR:

      - wherein the geographical part is truly modern; and the present state of the several kingdoms of the world is so interspersed, as to render the study of geography both entertaining and instructive. Together with an account of the air, soil, produce, traffic, curiosities, arms, religion, language, universities, bishoprics, manners, customs, habits, and coins, in use in the several kingdoms and states described. Illustrated with a set of twenty-two new maps of the several countries; drawn, by the direction of Mr. Salmon, and ingraved by Mr. Jeffreys, geographer to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Pp. [xvi]+550+[16], 1 plate plus 21 folding maps, the title page printed in red & black, tailpiece decorations; early calf boards with double gilt rule border, lightly worn, neatly rebacked, with the original gilt ruled spine (chipped at edges) and gilt lettered maroon leather title label laid on; hinges reinforced, armorial bookplate of Henry Carington Bowles on the upper pastedown opposite the inked signature of his father, Carington Bowles (dated 1749), with two twentieth century bookplates also on the upper free endpaper, neat paper repair to closed tear from fore-edge of map opposite p. 391, the same map chipped and split at edges, scattered mainly light foxing and occasional soiling; printed for William Johnston, London, 1749. First edition. *The pagination is occasionally erratic, but the text appears to be complete. Thomas Salmon (1679-1767) was the author of numerous historical and geographical works. He travelled widely, and in 1739-40 he accompanied Anson on the latter's famous voyage round the world. Carington Bowles (1724-1793) was a London printseller and publisher. His son, Henry Carington Bowles (1763-1830) continued the family business after his father's death, in partnership with Samuel Carver. The firm of Bowles & Carver published and sold prints and maps until 1832. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrazione delle solenni Reali Feste fatte celebrare in Napoli

      In Napoli 1749 - RE Vincenzo. Narrazione delle solenni Reali Feste fatte celebrare in Napoli da Sua Maestà il Re delle Due Sicilie Carlo per la nascita del suo primogenito Filippo Real Principe delle Due Sicilie. In Napoli, 1749. In folio; pp. 20. Antiporta allegorica incisa da Carlo Gregori: ricco cartiglio e sullo sfondo la città di Napoli ed il Vesuvio. 15 tavole dai disegni di Vincenzo Re di cui 9 incise da Giuseppe Vasi, 3 da Jardin e le altre da Guiducci, Polanzani e Le Lorrain. 13 tavole sono a doppia pagina, 2 più volte spieghevoli. Insegna al frontespizio, bella testata con una veduta di Baia. Un capolettera figurato. Lievi tracce d'umido all'antiporta. Restauro all'ultima carta. Esemplare marginoso. Legatura coeva in bazzana, fregi in oro al dorso. Lozzi 3018, nota; Berlin Kat.,3078. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Milton Paradise lost A poem in twelve books 2 vol.ILL.14 Plates London 1749

      John Milton Paradise lost. A poem, in twelve books. A new edition, with Notes of various Authors, By Thomas Newton. Volume the First. [Volume the Second.] London, Printed for J. And R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1749 - Two volumes. 4to. 29 x 24 cm. Vol. 1. VXI,5, 459 pp; Vol. 2. 444 pp. + Index (not paginated) Leather binding of the time, gold stamping to spine Engraved portrait by Vertue in each volume and twelve engraved plates by Hayman. List of Subscribers. First Newton edition. Vol. I. Volume I contains Newton's Dedication of his edition to William Pulteney, Earl of Bath, Preface, Life of Milton, gratulatory verses by Barrow and Marvell, Addison's Critique and the Subscriber List. Newton attempted to re-establish Milton's text free from accumulated errors and his remained the standard edition for the next 150 years Condition: covers worn, soiled, rubbed, chipped to edges and corners.Yellow till brown paper All engraved plates with foxing stains Foxing stains to most of pages in vol.1 Foxing stains ca to 1/3 - half of pages to vol. 2. Total weight: 4360 gr. Shipping cost to USA $86. Sorry for this misleading but I'm registered on ebay of USA therefore I can not put above more than $18. I send it FROM ISRAEL EMS

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        Gründliche Einleitung in die Chirurgie, oder kurze Anweisung, alle Krankheiten so denen Chirurgis vorkommen, theils mit innerlichen und äusserlichen Medicamenten theils durch Operationen zu curiren. Zwey Theile mit Kupfertafeln und einem Anhange einiger zusammengesetzten Arzneymittel.

      Leipzig, Verlag Caspar Fritschens Witwe, 1748-1749. - 8°. 9 n.n. Bl., 647 S., 3 n.n. Bl.; 528 S., 11 n.n. Bl. Register. Mit 6 mehrfach gefalteten Tafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit mit geprägtem Rückentitel. Blake 355. - Hirsch-H IV, 627. - HOH 824 (für lateinische Ausgabe). - Erste deutsche Ausgabe nach dem Tode des Verfassers, herausgegeben und aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt von Johann Benjamin Böhmer. Platner (1694-1747) war 1724 Professor in Leipzig. In seinem Hauptwerk beschreibt er als einer der Ersten die Tuberkulose. Die Tafeln mit orthopädischen Geräten. - Stellenweise gebräunt und fleckig. Eine Tafel angesengt, mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Bild. Einband fleckig.

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        Istoria della città e S. Basilica Cattedrale d’Anagni in cui si rapportano personaggi insigni, cose più ragguardevoli della Diocesi, e molti avvenimenti d’Italia...

      nella Stamperia di S. Michele per Ottavio Puccinelli, 1749. 4to (cm. 23,5), 4 cc.nn., 199(1) pp. Una bella tavola ripiegata f.t. Frontis. in rosso e nero. Capilettera fig. e fregi tipografici. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titolo oro su tassello (piccola mancanza) in pelle al ds. Tagli colorati. Lievi tracce d’uso e fori di tarlo al ds. e ai piatti. Carte di guardia rinnovate. Restauro al margine di p. 67 ed un fascicolo leggermente brunito ma - nel complesso - bell’esemplare, fresco e ad ampi margini. Assai raro. Lozzi, p. 112 n. 49 (in nota). Platneriana, p. 38. Non in Ranghiasci.

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden, und einen vollständigen Begriff von der neuern Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte machen; Worinnen der wirkliche Zustand aller Nationen vorgestellet, und das Merkwürdigste, Nützlichste und Wahrhaftigste in Europa, Asia, Africa und America, in Ansehung ihrer verschiedenen Reiche und Länder; deren Lage, Größe, Grenzen, Eintheilungen, Himmelsgegenden, Erdreichs, Früchte, Thiere, Flüsse, Seen, Gebirge, großen und kleinen Städte, Häfen, Gebäude, u.s.w. wie auch der Sitten und Gebräuche, der Einwohner, ihrer Religion, Regierungsart, Künste und Wissenschaften, Handlung und Manufacturen, enthalten ist; Mit nöthigen Landkarten nach den neuesten und richtigsten astronomischen Wahrnehmungen ... Durch eine Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer im Englischen zusammen getragen. Vierter Band.

      Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus, 1749. Gr.-8°. Titel + 3 n.n. Bll. + 726 S. + 25 n.n. Bll. OLd. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. Mit 24 von 46 Beilagen (Karten bzw. Tafeln): es fehlen 22 Beilagen. Einer von 21 Bänden. Apart. - Ebd. m. kl. Fehlstellen im Leder, berieben, stockfleckig bzw. fleckig, Gbrsp., einige Karten m. Einrissen. - Behandelt die \"Beschreibung von Guinea\", \"Beschreibung des Küsten von Rio da Volta\", \"Schiffahrtten und Reisen nach Guinea und Benin\", \"Reisen nach Kongo und Angola\" sowie \"Eine Beschreibung der Königreiche Loango, Kongo, Angola, Benguela ...\": Rio da Volta, Lope Gonsalvo, Benin, Cape Formosa, Kongo, Angola, Benguela u. a. - Schwabe, (1714 - 1784), war nach dem Studium der Theologie in Leipzig zunächst Privatlehrer und Hofmeister, seit 1750 Kustos der Universitätsbibliothek. 1765 wurde er a.o.Prof. der Philosophie an der Univ. Leipzig. Der überzeugte Anhänger von Gottscheds poetischen Lehren war einer der vielseitigsten Übersetzer, Herausgeber und Publizisten der deutschen Aufklärung. Er übersetzte Werke von Voltaire und Swift, ferner pädagogische, geographische und naturwissenschaftliche Schriften und publizierte 1747 eine Neuausgabe von Daniel Georg Morhofs Polyhistor. Für Gottscheds unvollendete Literaturgeschichte bearbeitete er das Kapitel über den Roman. Als Herausgeber der \"Belustigungen des Verstandes und des Witzes\" bot er ein Forum für kritische Beiträge von Karl Christian Gärtner, Johann Adolf und Johann Elias Schlegel, Christian Fürchtegott Gellert und Friedrich Wilhelm Zachariae. (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

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        (Hrsg.) Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen. Bd. 4. Leipzig, Arkstee und Merkus, 1749. 4 Bll., 726 S., 25 Bll. (Geographisches Verzeichniß u. Register). <<Mit 45 (statt 47) teils gefalt. Kupfertafeln u. -karten.>> 4°. Pgt. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RSch. u. hs. privater Nummerierung (leicht fleckig, RSch. mit Einriss).

       1749 Griep/Luber 17; Cox I, 32.- Reisebeschreibung von Westafrika, mit Berichten aus Guinea, Benin, Angola, Loanga, Kongo etc.- Ohne die Kupfer 39 und 42.- Vereinzelt minimal fleckig.- Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        L'anti Lucrèce

      First edition of this translation of Bougainville. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait by Rigaud engraved by Daulle and 10 bands and 5 tail-lamp Eisen, engraved by Tardieu and Delafosse. Full Calf blond contemporary. Smooth back ornate. Part of title in red morocco. Caps frayed, corners bumped. Friction to the joints and borders. The prose translation of Bougainville tends to better highlight the philosophical qualities of this book, originally in Latin verse, published in 1745. This is not only a critique of the philosophy of Epicurus and Lucretius, but also a critique of ideas Sisters of Pierre Bayle and his disciples. The book played a role in the philosophical struggle. Interesting preface to Bougainville on philosophy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Hippolyte-Louis Guerin et jacques Guerin, Paris 1749 in 8 (15x22cm) (7 ff.) lxxxv, 229 pp. (2) , 388pp. deux tomes reliés en un volume

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        Des Ruhmtvurdigen See-Heldens Michael De Ruiters, Herzogs, Ritters (etc.) L. Admiral-Generals von Holland und West-Friezland, Leben und Thaten, als eines Durchlauchtigen Vorgangers des tapssern Admirals Ansons

      Breslau: Daniel Pietsch. Good; Several open cracks on hinges, corners worn round and showing . boards, lacks free end-papers, a sound copy.. 1749. Hardcover. 16mo 6" - 7" tall; [1], 436 pages; Contemporary 3/4 calf, all edges red, raised bands divide spine into five panels, four contain a single flower bouquet with ornate rules, the title label is missing but there is still a clear impress of the title. **The praisworthy Sea-Hero Michele of Ruiters, Duke, Knight, and so forth, late Admiral General of Holland and West Friesland (Belgium) , life and thoughts as a predecessor of brave Admiral Anson. Singular retification & danger of his tender youth up to his old age & death. Besides all Naval expeditions and sea battles not previously described. .

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        XXII

      - A very detailed hand colored copperplate engraving by Benjamin Wilkes from his series "The English Moths and Butterflies", which was printed in London in 1749. Overall this print measures 12 ½" x 10 ½". In these splendid and ambitious engravings on the butterflies and moths native to Britain, Benjamin Wilkes perfected his own style of representing these spectacular insects in their various stages of development, as well as their natural habitats. With this publication, Wilkes departed from convention, taking inspiration from styles popular in other art forms: Rococo and Chinoiserie. This scientific work, therefore, is of great artistic merit, not least because of the beauty of his subjects. His compositions take on a relatively spontaneous and naturalistic quality, as the insects in their various stages of development, from caterpillar to chrysalis and butterfly or moth, appear to meander about the flora. Wilkes was careful to place them with the plants that served as their nourishment, and the beauty of these, which are all in the flower or fruit stage, makes this book a truly great botanical work in its own right. Each illustration is vibrantly colored, probably by Wilkes himself, who personally drew and engraved the plates in order to ensure their high quality. Wilkes first became known as a painter in oils, specializing in portraits and historical subjects. Also an amateur entomologist, Wilkes eventually decided to devote himself to his passion for butterflies, moths and other insects, combining this interest with his artistic talent. Eventually, this decision culminated in this book, one of the most beautiful 18th-century volumes on the subject, and also led to acclaim and financial reward for Wilkes himself. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing/staining and a few small creases and tears around the edges.

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

      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.Publisher: London: printed for the author; and sold at her house in Craig's Court, Charing-Cross.Year: 1749Edition:

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        Geognosie, oder Darstellung der jetzigen Kenntnisse über die physisische und mineralische Beschaffenheit der Erdkugel; deutsch bearbeitet durch J.G. Wiemann.Dresden, Arnoldischen Buchhandlung, 1821-1822. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved plates, including one coloured by hand, and 1 letterpress folding table. Contemporary boards.

      Reichardt I, 29 and II; Ward 89; Zittel, pp. 143-144. First edition of the German translation of the first geological textbook in France based on the teachings of Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749-1817), which "won wide popularity on account of its clearness and the elegance in its mode of treatment" (Zittel). D'Aubuisson (1769-1841) closely followed the methodical arrangement of the subject introduced by Werner in his lectures, but included mostly French illustrative examples, instead of German. "An important deviation from Werner's teaching was made by D'Aubuisson in his insertion of Tertiary formations between the Secondary deposits and diluvial clays and gravels" (Zittel). He was, together with Leopold von Buch and Alexander von Humboldt, one of the three great pupils of Werner.With the owner's inscription of "Joh. Christ. Flittner" on the title-pages of both volumes. Slightly browned with some leaves creased. Bindings somewhat rubbed along the extremities. A good copy.

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        Lahnstein, Burg Lahneck Titel: Ansicht des Schlosses Lahneck - Vue du château de Lahneck

      original aquarellierte Umrißradierung von Johann ZIEGLER (1749-1812) nach Lorenz JANSCHA (1749-1812), 38 x 49 cm Aus: Collection De Cinquante Vûes Du Rhin les plus intéressantes et les pittoresques, depuis Spire jusqu' à Dusseldorf Dessinées Sur Les Lieux Aprés Nature Fünzig malerische Ansichten des Rhein-Stromes von Speyer bis Düsseldorf Blatt Nr. 22 Grafik

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        An Essay on the Power and Harmony of Prosaic Numbers: Being a Sequel to One on the Power of Numbers and the Principles of Harmony in Poetic Compositions

      Printed by James Waugh for M. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-noster Row, London 1749 - Bound in contemporary leather backed, paper covered boards. The book measures approx. 8.25 inches x 5.5 inches, and has a leather and gilt title label on the spine compartment. The paper on the boards is very lightly rubbed. Otherwise the binding is in beautiful condition. Internally, the endpapers to the front and rear of the volume are very lightly soiled. One page has a couple of small tears and a crease to the top margin. There are a few little light pencil markings. The contents are in clean and bright condition throughout. Title page, [iii]-xii, [1]-76. There are a number of wonderful engraved decorative devices. This is the elusive first edition of an extremely rare work on linguistics, which has been attributed to John Mason. George Saintsbury describes the rarity and importance of this volume in his 1857 "A History of English Prose Rhythm." He wrote: "I have referred several times in the text to the remarkable observations of John Mason a Nonconformist minister of the middle of the eighteenth century on the subject of this book and though I have not given much space for reasons of various kinds to the scanty preceptist literature of that subject I must make an exception in his case. Whether the tract is actually rare in the technical sense I cannot say. I can only say that when I first saw it in a catalogue some fifteen or sixteen years ago I had never seen it even referred to before that I have very seldom if ever seen a copy catalogued. Since that, except Mr Omond, nobody that I ever met seemed to know it till they heard of it from me and that several of my friends have found it impossible to procure." He goes on to mention only obtaining the 4th edition of 1757. This first edition is quite rare on the market indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dissertation sur la GLACE, ou explication physique de la formation de la Glace, et de ses divers phénomènes.

      Imprimerie Royale 1749 - In-12 de XXIX 5 ff.n.ch. (table des chapitres) 384 pp. XX (table des matières), plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin, triple filet doré en encadrement sur les plats armoriés, tranches dorées. Première édition illustrée d'un frontispice et de 5 planches repliées (Brunet, 4298). "Meilleure édition de cette dissertation étudiant le phénomène de cristallisation, c?est à dire le passage de l?état liquide à l?état solide. Il l?explique par les principes du cartésianisme", avec en préface, un discours de l'auteur prononcé à l'assemblée des Sciences en 1748. Exemplaire aux armes du Duc d'AUMONT (Franche-Comté), Pair de France, Chevalier du Saint-Esprit, Lieutenant général, Gouverneur de la ville et du château de Compiègne, de Boulogne et du Boulonais et grand Bailli de Montreuil et du Chauny (O.-H.-R., pl 364). Très bel exemplaire d'une fraicheur remarquable. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Life of the Late Reverend Mr. David Brainerd, Minister of the Gospel, Missionary to the Indians, From the Honourable Society in Scotland, For the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, and Pastor of a Church of Christian Indians in New-Jersey

      Printed and Sold by D. Henchman, in Cornhill, Boston 1749 - 8vo. [2], xii, [18] pages "List of Subscriber Names", 316 pages. Errata printed at bottom of page 316. Later 18th or early 19th century tree calf. Red leather title label on spine. Right front flyleaf torn with no loss. Rear end paper removed. Light rubs to leather binding. Light toning to contents. Brainerd was an early 18th century Missionary to the Delware Indians in New Jersey. Howes E 56; Evans 6311; Sabin 21927; Field (1793 Worcestor, Mass. edition) 486. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Voyages and Travels of Capt Nathaniel Uring

      

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        The epistles of Phalaris. Translated from the Greek. To which are added, some select epistles of the most eminent Greek writers

      London: printed for R. Francklin, 1749. First Francklin edition, 8vo, pp. [16], xxiii, [1], 224; engraved frontispiece; Select Epistles has its own separate title dated 1748; a very nice copy in contemporary full paneled calf, red morocco label on spine, sprinkled edges. Phalaris, tyrant of Acragas (ca. 570-554, B.C.) "notorious for cruelty, especially for the hollow brazen bull in which his victims were confined and roasted alive … The letters bearing his name were written by a sophist, perhaps of the second century A.D. (proved by Bentley in 1697)" (OCD).

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        BUCOLICORUM ECLOGAE DECEM. THE BUCOLICKS OF VIRGIL, WITH AN ENGLISH

      1749 - [VIRGIL] PUB. VIRGILII MARONIS, transl. John MARTYN. PUB. VIRGILII MARONIS BUCOLICORUM ECLOGAE DECEM. THE BUCOLICKS OF VIRGIL, WITH AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION AND NOTES. London: Printed by R. Reily, for T. Osborne, 1749. lxv + 280 pp. + 6 pp. addenda + [8] pp. Index. 4to., lacks boards and spine. Block complete, red edges. Includes b/w frontispiece plus four hand colored plates, consisting of two maps (one folding), one plate depicting Pan playing pipes among sheep, and a botanical plate. Translation and notes at bottom of each page. Pages clean for the most part, occasional spot of soil or faint foxing. Beautiful typography, clean printing. Plates are more toned than text. The second edition, at 390 pages, is often confused with the first.

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        Leçons De Physique Experimentale.

      Paris, Paris 1749 - Ouvrage Faisant Partie D'un Ensemble De Publications De Nollet Disponibles À La Vente Chez Le Même Vendeur, Veau Blond, Dos À Nerfs Formant Caissons Fleuronnés, Pièce De Titre. Tranches Rouges Cirées, Coupes Dorées, Dorure À Froid Sur Les Plats Bel État, Grand Papier Très Propre, Gardes Maître Relieur, Complet De Ses Gravures 17 X 10 Cm. Troisième Édition. L'ensemble Comporte Six Ouvrages Au Total, Le Tome V Est En Double Dans Cet Ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, &c.

      Barrillot & Fils, Geneve (ma Paris) 1749 - Piccola mancanza alla parte superiore del dorso, testo completo e in ottimo stato Stampa della nouvelle edition del 1749 che segue di pochi mesi l'edizione originale uscita per i tipi dello stesso Barrillot. Lo spirito delle leggi &#143; lo scritto pi&#157; importante di Montesquieu, frutto di quattordici anni di lavoro. Venne pubblicato anonimamente nella Ginevra di Jean Jacques Rousseau nel 1748. Un lavoro tra i maggiori della storia del pensiero politico. Trentuno libri racchiusi in due volumi. Una vera e propria enciclopedia del sapere politico e giuridico del Settecento. Gli errori della prima edizione spingeranno Montesquieu a preparare un testo corretto che diventer&#136; l'edizione Huart. XXIV + 326; XIV + 398 con una tavola geografica grande ripiegata p. 2 voll in 1 tomo 273x210 mm p.pelle cordonata coeva con titoli e fregi oro al dorso

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden, und einen vollständigen Begriff von der neuern Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte machen; Worinnen der wirkliche Zustand aller Nationen vorgestellet, und das Merkwürdigste, Nützlichste und Wahrhaftigste in Europa, Asia, Africa und America, in Ansehung ihrer verschiedenen Reiche und Länder; deren Lage, Größe, Grenzen, Eintheilungen, Himmelsgegenden, Erdreichs, Früchte, Thiere, Flüsse, Seen, Gebirge, großen und kleinen Städte, Häfen, Gebäude, u.s.w. wie auch der Sitten und Gebräuche, der Einwohner, ihrer Religion, Regierungsart, Künste und Wissenschaften, Handlung und Manufa

      Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus 1749 - Gr.-8°. Titel + 3 n.n. Bll. + 726 S. + 25 n.n. Bll. OLd. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. Mit 24 von 46 Beilagen (Karten bzw. Tafeln): es fehlen 22 Beilagen. Einer von 21 Bänden. Apart. - Ebd. m. kl. Fehlstellen im Leder, berieben, stockfleckig bzw. fleckig, Gbrsp., einige Karten m. Einrissen. - Behandelt die "Beschreibung von Guinea", "Beschreibung des Küsten von Rio da Volta", "Schiffahrtten und Reisen nach Guinea und Benin", "Reisen nach Kongo und Angola" sowie "Eine Beschreibung der Königreiche Loango, Kongo, Angola, Benguela .": Rio da Volta, Lope Gonsalvo, Benin, Cape Formosa, Kongo, Angola, Benguela u. a. - Schwabe, (1714 - 1784), war nach dem Studium der Theologie in Leipzig zunächst Privatlehrer und Hofmeister, seit 1750 Kustos der Universitätsbibliothek. 1765 wurde er a.o.Prof. der Philosophie an der Univ. Leipzig. Der überzeugte Anhänger von Gottscheds poetischen Lehren war einer der vielseitigsten Übersetzer, Herausgeber und Publizisten der deutschen Aufklärung. Er übersetzte Werke von Voltaire und Swift, ferner pädagogische, geographische und naturwissenschaftliche Schriften und publizierte 1747 eine Neuausgabe von Daniel Georg Morhofs Polyhistor. Für Gottscheds unvollendete Literaturgeschichte bearbeitete er das Kapitel über den Roman. Als Herausgeber der "Belustigungen des Verstandes und des Witzes" bot er ein Forum für kritische Beiträge von Karl Christian Gärtner, Johann Adolf und Johann Elias Schlegel, Christian Fürchtegott Gellert und Friedrich Wilhelm Zachariae. (DBE) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeine Kirchenhistorie [Ledereinband] [Jan 01, 1749] Freyherrn , Ludwig v...

      [Ledereinband] [Jan 01, 1749] RaritÃt fÃr Sammler und Liebhaber, vom Ersten Anfang des Christenthums bis auf die Reformation Lutheri.BuchrÃcken und Ecken beschÃdigt,befleckt Altersbedingte Gebrauchsspuren aber noch sehr gut lesbar.1.+2. Teil in einem Buch

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