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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.

      1749 - Oxford, Printed at the Theatre, 1707. 8vo. Victorian black full polished calf, spine with raised bands, ruled in gilt and with red morocco lettering-piece, gilt double filleds to boards, inner dentelles ornamented in gilt; pp. [xii], 145, [7]; engraved view of the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford to title, 9 engraved plates including 5 folding; light rubbing to extremities; internally, apart from very few minor spots a very good copy, printed on heavy linen rag paper. Second edition. Maundrell was the Levant Company's chaplain at Aleppo from 1696 until his death by fever in 1701. His Journey, published posthumously in 1703, proved popular and went through several editions - Bishop Newton thought the book "so ingeniously written it might serve as a model for all writers of travel". It contains the first, and surprisingly accurate, description by an Englishman of Balbec. The plates include views of Balbec and Aleppo, as well as details of inscriptions and similar material. Maundrell, of course had to travel from modern day Northern Syria through Lebanon to Jerusalem. - A fine specimen of superior typographic design and fine printing done by OUP in the attic of the Sheldonian Theatre. 'Maundrell is best-known for his account A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem at Easter A.D. 1697, published in Oxford in 1703, two years after his death. This scholarly narrative describes in detail the journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem and back, made by Maundrell and fourteen others in 1697. His motive was to undertake an Easter pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and the company departed at 3 p.m. on Friday, 26 February 1697. Their route took them across northern Syria to Latakia, down the coast to Acre, then to Jerusalem for the Latin Easter, then inland to the valley of the Jordan and Bethlehem, returning to Jerusalem for the Eastern churches' Easter. They returned to Aleppo via Damascus, Tripoli, and the earlier part of their outward route, returning to Aleppo on 18 May. 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. The factual accounts of the relict features of the ancient worlds are of interest and value, and they are accompanied by careful measurements and plans of major sites such as Baalbek. Maundrell is critical of much of what he and his companions saw and experienced, but his accounts are well informed from contemporary and much earlier, classical and biblical sources, and written in an economic but witty and informative style. Later writers valued this work. 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. A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem went through twelve editions by 1810 and it appeared in full and condensed form in later compendia of travels in the Levant and the Holy Land, including Thomas Wright's edited Early Travels in Palestine (1848). It was translated into French in 1705 and 1706, into Dutch in 1717, and into German in 1737, and remains an important account of the [Attributes: 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.

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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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