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        Lecons de Physique experimentale.

      Paris, Guerin, 1749, 1745-1764.. 6 Bände komplett. 8°. Mit 116 gestochenen Tafeln. Geglättete Kalblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung, Band 6: Halblederband.. Band 1 und 2 in dritter Auflage, Rest in der ersten Ausgabe. - Mit ausführlichen Kapiteln über Optische Spielzeuge (Laterna Magica), Uhren u.a. - Band 6 mit Namensetikett auf dem Titelblatt. - Sehr sauberes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        Abhandlung vom Wasserwägen, nebst einer Nachricht von etlichen Wasserwägungen... wie auch einem kurtzen Begriff von dessen Ausmessungen der Erd-Kugel ans Licht gestellt durch de La Hire... übersetzt durch Daniel Passavant.

      Berlin, 1749.. (18,5 x 11,5 cm). (22) 215 (richtig 214) S. Mit 8 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Dekorativer Lederband der Zeit mit Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe von Picards 1684 erstmals erschienenem "Traite du nivellement". - Der französische Astronom und Geodät Picard (1620-1682) führte 1669 die erste exakte Gradmessung in Frankreich mit Hilfe eines Fernrohrs durch und verwendete als Erster Fadenkreuz und Fadenmikrometer bei astronomischen Messungen. Seine Ergebnisse wie auch die Beschreibung seiner Erfindungen veröffentlichte 1684 posthum de La Hire in obigem Werk. Sie wurden von Newton zur Bestätigung seiner Gravitationstheorie verwendet. "Meanwhile... Picard played a very active role in the important surveying operations untertaken by the Academy... He perfected the existing methods, notably through use of telescope level... Picard was also responsible for many improvements in procedures and instruments and for obvervations that stimulated later discoveries" (DSB). - Einband leicht berieben. Innen sehr sauber. Insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - DSB 10, 595. - Selten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Caravanne du Sultan a la Mecque: Mascarade turque faite a Rome par Messieurs les pensionnaires de l'Academie de France et leurs amis au carnaval de l'annee 1748.

      [Paris, c. 1749].. Folio (368 x 255 mm). Etched and engraved title and 31 etched plates (numbered 1-30 and one unnumbered). Contemporary French red morocco gilt, arms of Louis-Francois-Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu et de Fronsac on covers (Olivier 407, fer 15), within gilt border of Richelieu's repeated motif of two crossed batons intertwined with an ornamental "R", repeated with coronet within arabesques at the corners, spine gilt in compartments with same motif.. First edition; a large-paper copy with Richelieu's arms. Vien's charming series of etchings depicts the costumes worn by members of the French Academy in Rome for a "Turkish masquerade" held during the Carnival celebrations of 1748. This masque is an outstanding example of the influence the orient exerted on western style during the late-Baroque era, showcasing the degree to which cultural transfer was possible and even a matter of enthusiastic adoption by the west but little more than half a century after the siege of Vienna. The elaborate masquerades at the French Academy constituted an important fixture in the Roman calendar. As director of the Academy, Vien organised the masque of 1748, the fabulous costumes of which are presented here, designed, drawn and etched by Vien himself. The costumes in the present suite are "a curious mixture of authentic Turkish habits and European invention" (Blackmer), showing the stock figures of the Turkish court liberally enhanced with elements of Vien's own concoction. The fantastical nature of the creations is a far cry from the sober neo-classical style with which Vien is commonly associated (his pupils included some of the foremost artists of the period, notably Jacques-Louis David). Vien's original drawings and oil paintings for the Mascarade are held by the Musee du Petit Palais; they were exhibited in Berlin in 1989. - Some marginal dampstaining and foxing, binding rebacked retaining most of original spine, corners repaired. This copy commanded $26,000 at Christie's New York in 1997. Provenance: from the library of Louis-Francois-Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu et de Fronsac (1696-1788), a close friend of Louis XV of France, though critical of Madame de Pompadour. - Atabey 1288. Colas 3005 (suggesting the plates are un-numbered). Lipperheide Sm 10. Hiler 879. Le Blanc II, 122, 8-39. Cohen/de Ricci 1014f. Brunet V, 1211. Cf. Blackmer 1730. Cf. Gay 3644. Graesse VI/2, 311 (Paris, Bassan et Poignan).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Vernünfftige Gedancken von den Kräfften des menschlichen Verstandes und ihrem richtigen Gebrauche in Erkäntniß der Wahrheit, den Liebhabern der Wahrheit mitgetheilet. Neue Aufl., hin und wieder vermehret.

      Renger, Halle 1749.. 12 Bl., 233 S., 6 Bl. mit gest. Frontispiz u. 4 Textvignetten. Kl.-8°. Leder der Zeit mit schwarzer Rücken- u. Stehkantenprägung. Einband stärker beschabt, Ecken etwas bestoßen. Innen sauber, nur gering gebräunt u. fleckig.. Das allegorische gestochene Frontispiz mit dem Motto: discernit pondera rerum. Hübsche Ausgabe.

      [Bookseller: Kaner & Kaner GbR]
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        Opuscula sua Botanica prius edita recensuit retractavit auxit coniuncta edidit Albertus Hallerus.

      Gottingae / Göttingen, Wilh. Schmid 1749.. EA - Erstausgabe. Titel (dieser nur als Fotokopie), 3 Blätter, 396 Seiten mit 5 mehrfach ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. Ca. 18,5 cm x ca. 11,5 cm. Allseits Rotschnitt. Neuerer (Kunst-)Ledereinband. In Lateinisch.. Der neuere Einband nicht berieben oder bestoßen. Keine Einträge. Das Papier nur sehr wenig gebräunt, nahezu nicht fleckig. Die Bindung sehr gut und fest. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar, leider mit Kopie als Titelseite. Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per email Fotos des Werkes zu.,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lycaste]
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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 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]. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        Chymia hydraulica oder neu-entdeckte Handgriffe, vermittelst welcher man das wesentliche Saltz aus Vegetabilien, Animalien und Mineralien mit schlechtem Wasser ausziehen kan.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Fleischer, 1749.. (18 x 10 cm). (32) 364 (5) S. Mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Kartonband der Zeit.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieses wichtigen Werkes, in dem Garaye "sich für eine Extraktion der pulverisierten Vegetabilien etc. mit kaltem Wasser aussprach... ein Vorläufer der Deplaciermethode" (Schelenz 566). Garaye (1675-1755) entdeckte den chinasauren Kalk und erfand den trockenen Chinaextrakt ("Sel essentiel de Lagaraye"). - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen. Rücken sauber überklebt. - Ferchl 171; Ferguson II, 78 (Anm.); vgl. Neu 2204; Duveen 391 (beide franz. EA 1745)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Dictionnaire des sciences et des arts, contenant l'etymologie, la definition et les diverses acceptions des terme techniques usites dans l'anatomie, la physiologie... 3 Bände. Paris, Le Normant u. H. Nicolle, 1806. 8vo. (19,8 x 12,0 cm). 1: 2 Bll., VIII, 577 S. 2: 2 Bll., 590 S. 3: 2 Bll., 546 S. Marmorierte Kalblederbände d. Zt. mit 2 farb. Rückenschildern, Rückenvergoldung u. zweifarbigen Lesebändchen.

      . . Umfassendes Lexikon über alle Bereiche der Medizin, Naturwissenschaften, Technik, angewandten Künste etc. - Lunier (1749-1807) war Offizier u. widmete das Werk dem bekannten General u. seit 1808 König von Neapel Murat (1771-1815). - Dekoratives Exemplar aus dem Besitz des schwedischen Kunstsammlers u. Bibliophilen Gustav Trolle Bonde (1773-1855) mit seinen Initialen "GB" im obersten Rückenfeld sowie dem lithogr. Exlibris von Säfstaholms Bibliothek. Vortitel von 1 außerdem mit eigenh. Besitzvermerk (etwas angeschnitten). Nicht bei Zischka. - Rücken etwas rissig. Teilw. gering stockfleckig, Vorsätze leimschattig. 2 Innengelenke angeplatzt. 3 Blatt mit kleinem Eckabriß.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Meinhard Knigge]
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        a.) Missale Romanum ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum, S. Pii V. Pontificis Maximi jussu editum, Clementis VIII. & Urbani VIII....+ Commune Sanctorum b.) Missae propriae Sanctorum Ad usum Fratrum Minorum Sancti Francisci Conventualium, Monialium Sancte Clarae, ac Tertii Ordinis utrisque sexus - Joannis Baptistae Minucci. c.) Missae propriae Sanctorum ad usum Fratrum Minorum S. Francisci Capucinorum, et Monialium Capucinarum Profitentium Primam Regulam S. Clarae.... d.) Orationes Missarum in Festis Propriis Sanctorum Dioceseos Olomucensis. e.) Proprium Misarum de Sanctis Ad usum fratrum Minorum S. Francisci Conventualium. Prachtvoller Einband auf Holzdecken mit- Sämischbezug u. robustem Metall-Beschlag u. beiden ursprünglichen Besfestigungsschnallen. Dreiseitger Goldschnitt. Mit 2 Titelkupfern, 3 ganzseitigen Sonderkupfern im Text u. zahlreichen Initialen, Kopf- & Schluvignetten. Schwarz-roter Druck in zwei Spalten

      Venetiis, Ex Typografia Balleoniana, 1749, 1743/Pragae, Typis Archiepiscopalibus, in collegio Clementino, 1846,. Einband des 19. Jahrhunderts; xxxv, 460 S., ci, [1]; x; viii, 71 S., 15 S. - mit handschriftlicher Inschrift auf letzte Seite; 41 S., 2°. Einband minimal berieben u. abgegriffen. Seiten stellenweise mäßig altersgebräunt u. auf Rändern teilweise restauriert. Ansonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Godvruchtige, en proefkundige Beschouwingen, van de Wetten en Werken der Natuur, ter betooging van Gods Almacht, Wysheit, en Goedheit verciert met 99 Kopere Plaaten.

      Amsterdam bei Steven van Esveld 1749-60-60 in 8vo (16,5 x 11 cm). 3 vol.. Einschl. Titelbl. (alle in R/Sch u. Bd I dazu mit rad. Vign.): 14 nnff, 430 pp; 30 nnff, 608 pp; 26 nnff, 720 pp u. dazu 99 Kupfer-Tafeln (verso: weiß). Einsp. Dr. m. Init. u. Vign. in Holzschn., Interims-Bros., unaufgeschn., an den Ecken eselsohrig, Exlibr.-Stemp., alles unber. u. wie neu, vor allem die Kupfer: Physikal. Versuchs-Anordnungen in maler. romant. Landschafts- u. See-/Küsten-Panoramen, von Künstl. -Händen geschaffen. - Der vorlieg. 'holländ. Regnault' ist nicht bloß eine Übersetz. der Vorlage, wenn auch die großartig-einprägsamen Tafeln 'abgekupfert' wurden, u. dazu keinesfalls seitenverkehrt! Die Dialog-Form zwischen Ariste u. Eudoxe wird nicht übernommen u. der nl-Text zeugt von einer eigenständigen Bearbeitung. Jeden Hinweis auf ein Lehrbuch der Jesuiten sucht man vergebens mit Respekt zitiert man den 'Geleerden Vader Regnault' als den Autor, dem wir aber die nl-Publikation nicht zu verdanken haben. Es war vielmehr "ein Liebhaber der Naturkunde" (wer?), der das Verl.-Risiko übernahm,u. zwar primär nicht, um die wissenschaftl. Kenntnisse zu verbreiten, sondern - wie er auf dem Titelbl. ausdrückl. hervorhebt - "um Gottes Allmacht, Weisheit u. Güte zu bezeugen". Das Vorhaben überstieg jedoch seine finanzielle Kraft u. ruhte viele Jahre. In der Zwischenzeit bildete sich eine "Gesellschaft von einigen Liebhabern der Natur u. Sternenkunde, insbesondere um die Hohe Schule zu Leiden", die den 'Regnault' in nl-Sprache u. völlig neu konzipiert herausbringt (keine 'Dialoge zwischen Ariste u. Eudoxe'), jedoch sonst alles im ungebrochenen Einklang mit dem Autor Regnault SJ (gest. 1762). Diese 'naturkundl. Gesellschaft' übernimmt das ganze Verl.-Risko u. bringt 11 Jahre später mit den Vol. II u. III das 'Übersetzungswerk' zum Abschluß. Der Autor kann noch 2 Jahre das nl Leidener Expl genießen 'ad maiorem DEI gloriam'. Mit der langen 'Wartezeit v. 11 Jahren' hängt die Seltenheit kompletter Expl zusammen!.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Remigius]
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        Histoire General des Voyages.

      Chez Didot, Paris 1749 - A record of voyages to Africa. Volume 12, Books 8: and 9. Book 8: Voyages en Guinee, a Penin, & fur toute la Cote, depuis Sierra Leone jusqu'an Cap de Lope-Consalvo. Book 9: Description de la Guinee. The volume is 4 inches by 12 inches. Original leather binding with a nick at the bottom of the spine, a small cut on the back of the cover; the binding is tight. There are eight three-fold and four-fold engraved plates, two of them double-height. It is remarkable that both the folding plates and the text are in fresh condition. The impression given is that no one has read the book since it left Chez Didot in 1749 (avec approbation et privilege du Roi). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JMHunt]
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        Histoire generale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre... Nouvelle edition. Tome neuvieme.

      La Haye, De Hondt, 1749.. 4°. XVI, 682 pp., with 14 plates and 8 maps Contemporary mottled calf with richly gilt spine and spine label. Histoire generale des voyages, depuis le commencement du XVme siecle, neuvieme partie. Livre troisieme. Description de la Tartarie orientale et du Tibet. - Volume 9 contains the voyages to China and Tibet with maps and views or costumes from China. - Etwas bestoßen, Deckel mit kleineren Schab- und Fraßspuren, Kapitale mit kleinem Einriss oben und kleiner Absplitterung unten, Spiegel mit Spuren eines abgelösten Exlibris, innen schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Dekorativ gebunden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Joh. Pet. Nicerons Nachrichten von denen Begebenheiten und Schriften berühmten Gelehrten mit einigen Zusätzen

      Christoph Peter Franckens, Halle 1749. Leder Erfreulich Gut. Zwei Teile in einem, insgesamt 1116 S. Ganzleder-Einband mit Bünden und Gold geprägtem Buchrücken. Wunderbare Patina. Rundum roter Schnitt, kleine Tintenflecken, Seiten sauber, kaum Stockflecken. Loses Lesebändchen. Fußnoten (Latein, Französisch, Englisch, Deutsch) zugeordnet. Teil 1, ersch. 1749 (552 S.), Kupferportrait von Isaac Newton vor Titelblatt (dieses mit Kupfervignette). Baumgartens Vorrede: "Gegenwärtige Nachrichten sind unter der Aufschrift Memoires pour servir a l'histoire des hommes illustres dans la Republique de lettres, avec un catalogue raisonne de leurs ouvrages, in 42 Theilen vom Jahr 1729 bis 1741 zu Paris herausgekommen, ohne dass sich der selben Verfasser anfänglich namhaft gemacht, der doch nicht lange unbekannt geblieben: In dem es bald ruchtbar worden, dass dieselben von dem geschickten barbiten Mönch Joh. Pet. Niceron herrüren, dessen andere Arbeiten an Übersetzungen sowohl als eigenen Schriften ebenfalls mit vielen Beifall aufgenommen worden; Daher er auch bey den letzten Theilen, von 30sten an, in derselben Aufschriften seinen Namen melden lassen." Zusätzlich zum Inhalt: Verzeichnis der in diesem ersten Theil enthaltenen Lebensbeschreibungen (u.a.): Jacob Usser, Hugo Grotius, Isaac Newton, Benedictus von Spinosa, Ludw. Ferrand, Jacob Perizonius, Phil. Della Torre, Locke, Pet. Huetius, Anton Pagi, Stephan Baluze, Paul Sarpi + Alphabetisches Verzeichnis (mit sauberen Tinteneintragungen aus alter Hand). Teil 2, ersch. 1750 (464 S.), Kupferporträt von Leibniz vor Titelblatt (dieses mit Kupfervignette). Zusätzlich zum Inhalt: Vorrede, Verzeichnis der in diesem zweiten Theil enthaltenen Lebensbeschreibungen (u.a.): George Bull, Wilhelm Delisle, Richard Simon, Johann Toland, Ludolf Küster, Ismael Bouillaud, Esprit Flechier, Paul Segneri, Vincent de Filicaia, Dann G. Morhof, Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, Christian Gryphius, Daniel Papebroch, Johann Christoph Wagenseil, Nicolaus Malebranche, Claudius Salmasius + Alphabetisches Verzeichnis. Eine seltene, erfreulich gut erhaltene Kollektion von Biografien der wichtigsten Geister, Schöpfer und Wissenschaftler des 17./18. Jahrhunderts. 11 x 18 Cm. 0,7 Kg.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        Tatariae Sinensis mappa Geographica

      1749. Grenzkolorierter und Kolorierte Kupferstich, Darstellungen und cm. Grossformatige Karte von Mongolei, China, Japan und Korea. Von zwei Platten gedruckt, nicht zusammen gesetzt. Mit etwas verschicdenen Koloriten. Kaum gebräunt und fleckig, leichte Faltspuren, insgesamt gut erhalten. Large map of Mongolia, China, Japan and Korea, printed from two plates by Homann Heirs in Nuremberg. Not set together. With slightly different coloring. Hardly noticeable age-toned and stained, soft folds, in general in a good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        VOYAGE DE LA BAYE DE HUDSON. Fait en 1746 et 1747,

      Paris Sebastien Jorri 1749 - pour la decouverte du passage de Nord-Ouest, contenant une description exacte des côtes et l'histoire naturelle du pays, avec une relation historique de toutes les expeditions faites jusqu'ici pour la decouverte d'un passage plus court aux Indes Orientales, et des preuves evidentes de la realite de ce passage. . Ouvrage tres-interessant pour le commerce maritime. . FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 1749. 2 volumes, complete set. Small 8vo, approximately 175 x 95 mm, 7 x 3¾ inches, engraved folding map frontispiece and 10 engraved folding plates, most with 2 images, woodcut head- and tailpieces, pages: (4), lvi, 182, (4) - Privilege du Roi; (4), 319, bound in full contemporary catspaw calf, raised bands to spine, gilt decorated in compartments, gilt lettered contrasting morocco labels, all edges red, marbpled endpapers. Head and tail of spines just slightly chipped, hinges just starting to crack at top and bottom, corners slightly worn, minor marks and 1 small scrape to covers, front inner paper hinges cracked, small catalogue entry pasted to front pastedown of Volume I, small piece cut from corner of front endpaper in Volume II, edges of half-titles lightly browned, 3 small ink initials in the middle of the map offset weakly on the facing panel, ex libris name on title pages has been heavily inked out with slight damage to that in Volume II neatly repaired on reverse, title page in Volume II lightly browned at edges, last 3 leaves in both slightly browned at edges, small piece missing from 1 lower margin corner, very occasional very slight spotting, otherwise clean and bright, bindings tight and firm. A very good copy. Henry Ellis (1721–1806) born in Ireland was educated in law in London and in May 1746, he went out as agent of a company for the discovery of the Northwest Passage. His account of the expedition was first published in English in 1748 and translated into several languages. "The first part contains a synopsis of twenty- three English voyages to discover the Northwest Passage, a history of the rise of the Hudson's Bay Company, and the discovery attempted from New England. The second part gives an account of a voyage under Captains Moor and Francis Smith, financed by private subscription, with Arthur Dobbs the leading subscriber. Ellis, also a subscriber, was hydrographer, surveyor, and mineralogist on the expedition, which proved, finally, the nonexistence of a Northwest Passage from Hudson Bay. The voyage led to a rapid decline of British interest in the search for a Northwest Passage, which was not revived until 1816. The work includes many valuable observations on tides, on the vagaries of the compass, and on the customs of the Eskimos, people then practically unknown." - Hill, Pacific Voyages, Volume I, page 94. The plates are of the animals encountered (partridge, pelican, horned owl, white tailed eagle, wolverine, porcupine, seals, whale, polar bears), Eskimos, their weapons, and views including Douglas Harbour, Wager Bay, Cape Walsingham, and the Island of Resolution. In 1750 Ellis was elected to the Royal Society and he became Governor of Georgia in 1758. Cox, Travel, Volume II, page 8; Sabin, 22313. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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 (von Samuel Widemann). 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Augsburg, Samuel Fincks Witwe, (1749).. 62, 54 Bl. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, gestochenem Zwischentitel, 10 Kupfertafeln mit Ansichten sowie 205 Schabkunstporträts. 4° (21 x 16,5 cm). Modernes Leder mit Rückenschild.. In Lieferungen erschienenes Porträtwerk zur Jahrhundertfeier des Westfälischen Friedens, mit den schönen Schabkunstporträts der evangelischen Prediger Augsburgs seit der Reformation, auf den zwischengeschalteten Textblättern jeweils mit Kurzbiographie. In der Vorrede gibt Samuel Widemann, Pfarrer von St. Ulrich, detailliert Auskunft über die benutzten Quellen und Bildvorlagen und versichert, daß "der Künstler keine Portraits aus eigener Phantasie vorgestellet". Enthalten ist auch die "Eigentliche Abbildung derer so wohl Alt- als Neuen Evangelischen Kirchen in Augspurg, nebst deren Beschreibung" (sechs Blatt Text und elf hübsche Ansichten der Kirchen auf zehn Tafeln: St. Anna, St. Ulrich, Barfüßerkirche, Hl. Kreuz, St. Jakob, Heilig Geist, St. Georg, St. Servatius und St. Wolfgang). - Die Porträts sind numeriert von 1 bis 200, Nummer 167 (Gottfried Lomer) hier in zwei Varianten vorhanden, am Ende der Vorrede vier nicht numerierte, aber zugehörige Porträts von Nikolaus Selnecker, Johannes Pappus, Tobias Wagner und Sebastian Schmidt. Die Reihe der Augsburger Porträts eröffnet Johannes Oecolampadius, am Ende stehen die Zeitgenossen wie Samuel Urlsperger (186), Johann Martin Christell (187) und Jakob Brucker (199). - Komplett sehr selten, das vorliegende Exemplar erhält durch 81 zusätzlich eingebundene zeitgenössische Porträts besonderen Wert als eine ikonographische Fundgrube zur Augsburger Kirchengeschichte. Die zusätzlichen Porträts in verschiedenen Größen (bis 4°) teils bis zum Bildrand beschnitten, alt aufgezogen und jeweils zu den zugehörigen Porträts von Rein gebunden. Beispielsweise finden sich für Urlsperger vier weitere Porträts (darunter das schöne Schabkunstblatt von J. E. Haid), für Jakob Brucker zwei weitere Porträts. - Vereinzelt gering fleckig, wenige Blätter minimal wasserrandig. Schönes Exemplar. *Lentner 6539 und 6540. Thieme/Becker XXVIII, 115.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Strobel]
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        Relation des conquests faites dans les Indes

      Paris: , 1749. Celebrating Almeida?s victories in India, armorial binding, from the Dukes of Luynes library. 1749. Paris. Bordelet. In 12 mo (172 mm x 95 mm). 1 [blank] + xiv + 125 + 3 + folding map. Contemporary calf, boards with Dukes of Luynes arms on center, spine with raised bands and lettering piece, heavily tooled in gilt. Excellent copy, map a little creased. First French edition, translated from the Portuguese Relacao da conquista das pracas de Alorna, Bicholim, Avaro, Morly, Sararem. Don Pedro Miguel Almeida (1688 ? 1756) was the 44th Viceroy of India, Marquis of Castelo Novo a title given to him by King John V of Portugal, the title changed to Marquis of Alorna, in recognition of his victories in India. Meirelles, the translator, also wrote a laudatory poem in celebration of Almeida?s deeds and victories, entitled Poema heroic, marcio,historico, da gloriosa, e inimitavel victoria que contra o inimigo Bounsulo, 1747. Illustrated with a folding map "Plan de l?Isle de Goa dans les Indes et des Terres adjacentes".

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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 feel. 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!

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        The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

      London: A. Millar, 1749. A. Millar, London, 1749. Second Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 6 volumes in modern calf backed marbled boards with added endpapers - attractively rebound. The Second Edition, the same year as the first (the first was oversubscribed - what publishers now refer to as second printing before publication) with the errors corrected. Scattered foxing, a few minor stains, the title for volume 3 a little grubby and trimmed - a clean, attractive set overall. Along with Tristram Shandy, Humphrey Clinker and Pamela, a foundation of the English novel (and only the epistolary novel Pamela, roundly mocked by Fielding with his Shamela in 1741, was published first). Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044429. .

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        Oeuvres Melees en Prose et en Verse [4 Volumes]

      (Anonymous), 1749. (Anonymous). Hardcover. S.e., S.i, 1749. 4 Volumes, complete. 8vo, 381 + 318 + 333 + 318 pp. Contains the following works: Lettres et Epitres, Zeneyde, Les Quatre Facardins, Poesies, Le Belier Conte, Poesies (II), Histoire de Fleur d'Epine, Conte + Chansons. A bright set with excellent contents in original calf bindings. Gilt decorative spines. Some fading to titles at spines, some chips to heads and heels of spines, contents excellent. Good plus condition overall. Bon etat. A very nice complete set. Rare. . Good. 1749. First Edition.

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        Recherches sur les causes particulières des phénomènes électriques, Et sur les effets nuisibles ou avantageux qu'on peut en attendre.

      Paris: Frères Guerin, 1749 - Edition originale, petit in-8; xxxv (titres, épitre, préface, privilège, avis au relieur, fautes à corriger), 444p., 8 planches dépliantes gravées par Gobin, bandeaux, culs-de-lampe, lettrines. Reliure d'époque en veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, coupes ornées, tranches rouges. Travail d'insectes en pied d'ouvrage, résultant en l'absence de coiffe inférieure et manques de cuir à l'extrémité des mors; autrement dans un état de fraîcheur exceptionnel. Nollet commença à étudier l'électricité vers 1745, et fut considéré quelques années plus tard comme "the chief of the European electricians" (D.S.B.), avec plusieurs papiers et deux ouvrages publiés. Nollet décrit dans cet ouvrage plusieurs expériences effectuées sur l'homme (dont des paralytiques) et divers animaux: pigeons, bruants, chats, etc., par électrisation directe ou en les plaçant plus ou moins loin d'un corps électrique. Ex libris manuscrit de Louis-Henry-Georges Aubert du Petit-Thouars (1724-1794), ingénieur, qui fut lieutenant et commandant des ville et château de Saumur à partir de 1754. DSB X, 146. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SLAVERY : The genesis of African women's biography in a modern european language.

      Eugenio Garcia, Salamanca 1749 - PAN Y AGUA, RR P.D. JUAN CARLOS MIGUEL. ORACION FUNEBRE, EN LAS EXEQUIAS DE LA MADRE SOR TERESA JULIANA DE SANTA DOMINGO, de Feliz Memoria, Celebradas el dia Nueve de Enero en el Convento de Religiosas. [Salamanca, 1749] [viii], 1-24 pp. 4to,----------------------------------------------------------- Later polished black calf-backed cloth-covered boards.Old ink stamp to TP. Paper age toned and slightly softened from damp on first few pages but stable. Repair to corner of title page. last page ink stained but text legible. A good copy. One of the rarest items of African womens literature. Pre -dating Phillis Wheatley by 23 years. One copy in World Cat : Biblioteca Nacional - Madrid. -------------------------------------------------------------------------Sor Teresa's full length hagiography (1752) by the same author is considered to be the first biography of an African woman in a modern european language. This oration contains the genesis of that biography and pre-dates it by 3 years. The oration is the first appearance of Sor Teresa in printed literature and marks the beginning of modern of Afro-Hispanic literature. It is likely that, in the near future, Sor Teresa will become the first saint of African origin for over a century.--------------------------------------------------------- Funeral oracion on the death of sister teresa juliana (chicaba) de santo domingo (ca 1676-1749), an african. Born in the northeastern portion of today's Ghana, Chikaba was probably a member of the Ewe tribal group. She was captured by Spanish sailors and sold to an aristocratic family in Spain. What we know of sister Teresa Juliana comes from father Juan Carlos Pan y Agua, who states that what he knew of Chicaba's early life came from her own "autobiographical writings," as well as her "poetry," no copies of which are known to have survived. Chicaba said that she came from the region of "La Mina Baja del Oro," or the part of West Africa that covers present day Eastern Ghana, Togo, Benin and Western Nigeria. . In accordance to the behest of her mistress who died in 1703, Chicaba was free to join the Dominican convent of La Penitencia in Salamanca. According to Pan y Agua, Sor Teresa Juliana gained recognition as a "healer with prodigious religious gifts. In spite of her inferior status in the order, her acts of charity, her mystical experiences, and her fame as a healer and miracle worker moved her order soon after her death to commission two portraits of her for purposes of local veneration," At the same time, they began the process of her beatification, for which father Pan y Agua first wrote the present Funeral Oration, and later the full-length hagiography, cited above [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New and Compleat System Of Architecture Delineated, In a Variety of Plans and Elevations of Designs For Convenient and Decorated Houses. Together with Offices and Out-Buildings proportioned thereto, and appropriated to the Several Use and Situation required. As Also An Estimate of each by the great Square. Prefix's to these Are ten different Sorts of Piers, with Gates of various Compositions suitable to the same; intended for Entrances to Courts, Gardens, &c

      London: John Brindley, 1749. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary mottled calf. Very good/No Dust Jacket. [4] 25 pages. 21 x 26 cm. Forty-seven engraved plates, two folding, plate impressions strong with the toning variances particularly sharp. Halfpenny drew upon his experience of moderate sized houses in Ireland by architects like Edward Lovett Pearce and Richard Cassels. The final plate, which depicts Westminster Bridge and is unrelated to the rest of the work, was possibly included in response to the controversies over the bridge at that time. ARCHER 133.1. COLVIN p.378. "His recorded architectural works are not numerous, and he is best known as the author of many architectural pattern books.....His more ambitious designs for country seats are in the Palladian vernacular of the period, though often enlivened externally by features of baroque extraction and internally by rococo decoration." MILLARD 28. "Surprisingly little is known of William Halfpenny, one of the most prolific authors of practical handbooks and pattern books on architecture in the eighteenth century." RIBA 1440. bookplate, interior contents bright and fresh, covers worn at corners, backstrip extremities.

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        The Practice of Perspective: or, an easy method of representing natural objects according to the rules of art. Applied and exemplified in all the variety of cases; as Landskips, Gardens, Buildings of divers Kinds, their Appendages, Parts, Furniture, &c. With Rules for the Proportions, Positions, &c. Figures, both in Draught and Relievo. Also the Manner of conducting the Shadows by divers Luminaries; and Practical Methods of Designing truly, without understanding any Rules at all, A Work highly necessary for Painters, Engravers, Architects, Embroiderers, Statuaries, Jewellers, Tapestry-Workers. And others concerned in Designing. The whole illustrated with one hundred and fifty copper-plates. Written in French by a Jesuit of Paris; since tran

      Printed for Tho. Bowles 1749 - Third Edition, 4to, xiii,[5],16,[1],150,150,[1]pp., 152 engraved plates (of which two are folding), the engraved plates and explanatory text with duplicate pagination, title printed in red and black, with extensive learned contemporary notes in margins and text and diagrammatical calculations on rectos and versos of some plates, contemporary full calf, lightly rubbed, red morocco label to spine, a nice copy. One of the most influential works of the 17th and 18th centuries on perspective. Originally published at Paris in 1642-49 and remained a standard text for over a hundred years. This edition is translated by Ephraim Chambers, the encyclopaedist.

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        The Practice of Perspective: or, an easy method of representing natural objects according to the rules of art. Applied and exemplified in all the variety of cases; as Landskips, Gardens, Buildings of divers Kinds, their Appendages, Parts, Furniture, &c. With Rules for the Proportions, Positions, &c. Figures, both in Draught and Relievo. Also the Manner of conducting the Shadows by divers Luminaries; and Practical Methods of Designing truly, without understanding any Rules at all, A Work highly necessary for Painters, Engravers, Architects, Embroiderers, Statuaries, Jewellers, Tapestry-Workers. And others concerned in Designing. The whole illustrated with one hundred and fifty copper-plates. Written in French by a Jesuit of Paris; since translated into German, by Ch. Rembold; and into English, by Rob. Pricke: and now, a second time, into the same language, by E. Chambers

      Printed for Tho. Bowles. 1749. Third Edition, 4to, xiii,[5],16,[1],150,150,[1]pp., 152 engraved plates (of which two are folding), the engraved plates and explanatory text with duplicate pagination, title printed in red and black, with extensive learned contemporary notes in margins and text and diagrammatical calculations on rectos and versos of some plates, contemporary full calf, lightly rubbed, red morocco label to spine, a nice copy. One of the most influential works of the 17th and 18th centuries on perspective. Originally published at Paris in 1642-49 and remained a standard text for over a hundred years. This edition is translated by Ephraim Chambers, the encyclopaedist.

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        A system of Moral Philosophy. Published fiom the autours manuscript, with latest improvments and corrections.

      J. Waugh 1749 - Londres, J. Waugh, 1749. 2 vol. in 8 de (48)-420-4pp. (20)-616-(24)pp., reliures en plein veau havane de l'époque, dos à 5 petits nerfs surlignés et soulignés de filets dorés, fleurons dorés, pièces de titres de maroquin rouge encadrées de filets dorés, pièces de tomaison de maroquin rouge encadrées de filets dorés, coiffes absentes, plats frottés avec des épidermures, coupes frottées, dos frottés et arasés, charnières un peu fatiguées, tranches rouges, intérieur frais, exemplaire discret. Le ministre présbytérien Henry Grove (1684-1738) attira l'attention du monde littéraire en 1714 avec la publication dans ''The Spectator'' de quatre essais, incluant celui qui fut fort admiré par Samuel Johnson. Son neveu Thomas Amory (1710-1774) fut à l'origine de la publication de ces deux volumes. Cet ouvrage eut de nombreux souscripteurs tels que Thomas Birch, Edmund Calamy, Philip Doddridge, David Fordyce, Edward Gibbon, Arthur Onslow et Arthur Ashley Sykes. Grove fut longtemps professeur à la Tauton Academy, il fut également à la pointe de la dissociation entre les principes moraux et l'action de la théologie dogmatique. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

      London: A. Millar, 1749. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Henry Fielding (1707-1754) was an English novelist and dramatist. Here is a lovely copy of the first edition, second printing of this seminal English novel. In the Harvard Classics volumes Gordon Gerould summarizes 'Tom Jones' thus: "As to the stupendous achievement of the novel there can be no question. Beyond all cavil it is supremely great. By the very might of its revelation of human nature it disarms criticism and tempts to the use of the superlative... The merit of it consists in the performance of what Fielding in his prefatory chapter promised to give the reader: 'The provision then which we have here made is no other than HUMAN NATURE. In like manner, the excellence of the mental entertainment consists less in the subject than in the author’s skill in well dressing it up.' In other words, 'Tom Jones' is great because it pictures real men and women, and because its craftsmanship is marvelous". The second printing was issued in April 1749, two months after the first printing. Cross describes it thus: "Immediate revision was rendered imperative on account of the numerous errors that crept into the text owing to the haste with which the novel had been at last put through the press... type and paper are the same and the paging is kept uniform with the edition having the errata... The table of contents is re-spaced so as to extend into the page formerly given to the errata... scores of individual pages differ either in the number of lines or in the last words and phrases". The copy offered here is identified as a second printing by the following specific bibliographic points. Volume I lacks the errata slip, and the table of contents expands to fill the previously unnumbered page with page xliii. The errata listed in the first printing are corrected. The first printing cancels are not present at II(N12), III(H8, H9,H10, M3 & Q11), and V(N8). Vols II and IV have the second printing free endpapers. This copy is in very good plus condition. The original calf boards have been retained with professional rebacking, which has reused the original red leather title panels. Each volume has the bookplate of Douglas Maxwell Moffat to the front pastedown. Moffat (1881-1956) was the U.S. Ambassador to Australia, appointed by President Eisenhower in February 1956, just a few months before his death. There are a few pencil notations to the pastedowns. Otherwise the contents are exceptionally nice - clean and undamaged with no foxing. A previous bookseller has pasted an inaccurate description to the rear pastedown of volume one. Additional images are available on request.

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        THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES, A FOUNDLING in a Charles Lewis binding

      London: A. Millar, 1749. Second Edition. Hardcover. Light, scattered foxing. Rubbing to joints, covers firm. Near Fine in a handsome Charles Lewis binding. Six volumes bound in early full paneled calf leather with gilt-decorated boards and elaborately gilt-decorated spines with contrasting morocco spine labels: lxiii, [i], 214; [2] 324; [2] 370; [2] 312; [2] 294; [2] 304 pages. Binding with the small leather label on the front pastedown of Charles Lewis, one of the best bookbinders of the early 19th century and employer of Francis Bedford, who took over Lewis's shop after his death. Considered to be the first true novel in English. Second edition, printed from reset type of the first edition, correcting a number of minor mistakes. Cross III, pages 316-317. Often mistakenly referred to as the second issue of the first edition. Probably printed on 13 April 1749, the first edition having been printed only about a month prior, with the errata corrected and the table of contents for all six volumes preceding the text in the first volume. Cross describes the need for this edition so soon after the first: "Immediate revision was rendered imperative on account of the numerous errors that crept into the text owing to the haste with which the novel had been at last put through the press.... Type and paper are the same and the paging is kept uniform with the edition having the errata.... The table of contents is re-spaced so as to extend into the page formerly given to the errata.... Scores of individual pages differ either in the number of lines or in the last words and phrases.

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        The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

      London: A. Millar, 1749. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Henry Fielding (1707-1754) was an English novelist and dramatist. Here is a lovely copy of the first edition, second printing of this seminal English novel. In the Harvard Classics volumes Gordon Gerould summarizes 'Tom Jones' thus: "As to the stupendous achievement of the novel there can be no question. Beyond all cavil it is supremely great. By the very might of its revelation of human nature it disarms criticism and tempts to the use of the superlative... The merit of it consists in the performance of what Fielding in his prefatory chapter promised to give the reader: 'The provision then which we have here made is no other than HUMAN NATURE. In like manner, the excellence of the mental entertainment consists less in the subject than in the author’s skill in well dressing it up.' In other words, 'Tom Jones' is great because it pictures real men and women, and because its craftsmanship is marvelous". The second printing was issued in April 1749, two months after the first printing. Cross describes it thus: "Immediate revision was rendered imperative on account of the numerous errors that crept into the text owing to the haste with which the novel had been at last put through the press... type and paper are the same and the paging is kept uniform with the edition having the errata... The table of contents is re-spaced so as to extend into the page formerly given to the errata... scores of individual pages differ either in the number of lines or in the last words and phrases". The copy offered here is identified as a second printing by the following specific bibliographic points. Volume I lacks the errata slip, and the table of contents expands to fill the previously unnumbered page with page xliii. The errata listed in the first printing are corrected. The first printing cancels are not present at II(N12), III(H8, H9,H10, M3 & Q11), and V(N8). Vols II and IV have the second printing free endpapers. This copy is in very good plus condition. The original calf boards have been retained with professional rebacking, which has reused the original red leather title panels. Each volume has the bookplate of Douglas Maxwell Moffat to the front pastedown. Moffat (1881-1956) was the U.S. Ambassador to Australia, appointed by President Eisenhower in February 1956, just a few months before his death. There are a few pencil notations to the pastedowns. Otherwise the contents are exceptionally nice - clean and undamaged with no foxing. A previous bookseller has pasted an inaccurate description to the rear pastedown of volume one. Additional images are available on request.

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        The Savoyard Girl

      Stipple engraving. Image measures 17" x 13.5". This beautiful stipple engraving of a girl playing a hurdy-gurdy beside a fireplace is modeled on William Hogarth's 1749 painting "The Savoyard Girl." This later print was made in 1798 and published in 1799. For many years, remained the only source of knowledge about Hogarth's painting, which remained in a private collection. The girl depicted is a savoyard, or a wandering street musician common in 18th-century London whose favorite instrument was the hurdy-gurdy, a stringed instrument with a crank and an onomatopoetic name. Sherlock's stipple engraving technique gives the print a lovely atmospheric quality that complements the girl's seemingly mournful song. The print is in good condition, with narrow margins and some wear to the corners, not affecting the image. It remains both a lovely document of art history and a work of art in its own right.

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        Dissertation sur la glace ou explication physique de la formation de la glace & de fes divers phénomènes.

      Imprimerie Royale 1749 - Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1749. Petit in 8 de XXIX-384-XXpp. (table), cinq planches hors texte, reliure en plein veau fauve de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons et de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, titre doré, coiffe inférieure rognée, coins émoussés, étiquette d'appartenance contrecollée sur le premier contreplat, charnières légèrement fendues, rares rousseurs, bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage recherché. L'auteur (1678-1771), fut un ami de Voltaire, membre de plusieurs Academies des Sciences et doué d'une prodigieuse culture historique et artistique, il écrivit de nombreux traités et mémoires sur les sujets les plus variés. Il fut chargé de trouver une méthode de jaugeage des bateaux afin de prévenir les fraudes et les abus, ou encore de perféctionner la conservation des aliments par l'utilisation de la glace, sujet qui est traité dans le volume ici proposé. Il était soucieux de trouver des applications pratiques à toutes ses recherches. Ses talents d'écrivain le firent entrer à l'académie française en 1743. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'ECOLE DU JARDIN POTAGER, qui comprend la description exacte de toutes les plantes potagères les qualités de terre, les situations & les climats qui leur sont propres la culture qu'elles demandent leurs propriétés pour la vie, et leurs vertus.

      Paris, Boudet, Le Prieur 1749 - L'ECOLE DU JARDIN POTAGER, qui comprend la description exacte de toutes les plantes potagères, les qualités de terre, les situations & les climats qui leur sont propres, la culture qu'elles demandent, leurs propriétés pour la vie, leurs vertus pour la santé, les différents moyens de les multiplier, le temps de recueillir les graines leur durée, &c. La manière de dresser et de conduire les couches et d'élever des champignons en toute saison, &c. 2 volumes in-12 (170 X 100 mm) de I. frontispice, (18), 536pp. et II. (6), 586 pp., plein veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs fleuronné en caissons dorés, tranches briques. Gravure en frontispice signée de COCHIN). Edition originale. Tenue de page fragilisée pour les p.164 à 170 au second tome, due au travail d’un vers. Bons exemplaires légèrement jaunis à l’intérieur. Ce traité fut rédigé par un lyonnais dont on sait peu de choses sinon qu'il est aussi l'auteur d'un "Traité de la culture des pêchers". Intérieur sain et propre. Ex-libris armorié en page de garde. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thesaurus Ecclesiasticae Antiquitatis et Sacrae Ac Profanae Eruditionis in Quo Dissertationes, Tractatus, Diatrabae Praeliminares Aliaque Praestantia Monumenta.

      Sebastianum Coleti et J. B. Albrizzi Hieron, Fil., Venecia 1749 - Portadas grabadas. 518- 608 - y - 842 págs. Con un total de 66 págs. con grabados. Más 62 lámimas y 16 grandes láminas plegadas. Fenomenales grabados. Exquisita encuadernación pura de época. En perfecto estado de conservación. Jean Bolland (en latín Johannes Bollandus) fue un sacerdote jesuita belga y fundador de la llamada Sociedad de los bolandistas, precursora de la hagiografía moderna, en 1643. Nació en la villa de Julemont, Lieja (Bélgica) el 18 de agosto de 1596 y murió el 12 de septiembre de 1665 en Amberes. Ingresó a la Compañía de Jesús en 1612, y durante sus estudios teológicos en Lovaina aprendió varias lenguas orientales, permitiéndole leer fuentes antiguas directamente, en particular las referidas a los santos y mártires de la Iglesia Católica. Este conocimiento lo motivó a colaborar en el estudio sistemático de estas fuentes y a organizar un grupo dedicado a ello de manera científica, llamado posteriormente "la sociedad de los bolandistas". Producto de los esfuerzos de esta sociedad, vigente hasta el día de hoy, surgió su obra monumental de las Actas de los santos, de la que se derivó también las Actas de los mártires. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvel abregé chronologique de l'Histoire de France. Contenant les événemens de notre Histoire depuis Clovis jufqu'à la mort de Louis XIV. les guerres, les batailles, les fièges, &C. Troisième édition. Revue, corrigée, augmentée, & ornée de vignettes & fleurons en taille-douce.

      chez Prault père et Prault fils, Desaint & Saillant, 1749 - A Paris, chez Prault père et Prault fils, Desaint & Saillant, 1749. In 4 de VII-636-[56 (table des matières)]pp., reliure en plein veau fauve de l'époque, dos lisse orné de caissons et de fleurons dorés, de petites étoiles et de petits ronds dorés, de frises dorées, pièce de titre de basane brune, titre doré, coiffes arasées, tranchhe supérieure fendillée sans gravité, reliure ferme et solide, double filet d'encadrement estampé sur les plats, couronne de palmes dorées au centre de chaque plat, deux épidermures et quelques taches sur le plat supérieur et une avec quelques taches sur le plat inférieur, double filet doré sur les coupes, roulette dorée sur les bordures des contreplats, petite étiquette avec un filet d'encadrement bleu contrecollée dans l'angle supérieur supérieur externe du premier contreplat, page de titre ornée d'une belle gravure représentant un ange barbu avec 5 angelots, de nombreuses très belles gravures encadrées en bandeau représentant diverses scènes historiques, rousseurs éparses et quelques brunitures, tranches rouges, bon et bel exemplaire. La première édition date de 1744. Henault (1685-1770), naquit dans une famille parisienne extrèmement fortunée. Il fut l'ami de Fontenelle, Voltaire, Chaulieu, D'Argenson, Montesquieu, Helvétius. Il fut conseiller au Parlement de Paris en 1705, puis Président de la première chambre de commerce en 1710. En 1719 il ouvrit avec Madame de Tencin un comptoir d'Agio, qui lui permit d'augmenter considérablement sa fortune personnelle. Il est également l'auteur de '' Marius à Cirthe'' tragédie (1716), ''Le réveil d'Épiménide'' comédie en prose (1755), ''Abrégé chronologique de l'istoire d'Espagne et du Portugal'' avec Jacques Lacombe et Philippe Macquer (1759), ''Le Jaloux de lui-meme'' comédie en 3 actes (1769), ''Histoire critique de l'établissement des Français dans les gaules'' (1851). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Art de la Guerre par principes et par règles? Mis au jour par Mr. le Marquis de Puységur, son fils?

      La Haye, Fréderic-Henri Scheurleer, 1749. 1749 2 volumi in folio legati in uno, p. (4)VI,176; (6)210. Ritratto in antiporta. Vignetta ai frontespizi disegnata da Cochin. Testatine e 41 bellissime tavole f.t. ripiegate, fra le quali una grande pianta di Parigi. La prima edizione, in 4°, fu stampata a Parigi nel 1748. Bellissimo esemplare. Legatura moderna in mezza pelle. Nervature e titoli in oro al dorso. Tagli colorati. (Cohen-Ricci, 830).

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        Histoire de Louis XIV (3 Tomes - Complet) Depuis la mort du Cardinal Mazarin en 1661 jusqu'à la Paix de Nimègue en 1678.

      Chez Rollin fils 1749 - 3 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, Chez Rollin fils, Paris, 1749, lij pp., 2 ff., 424 pp. ; viij-393 pp. ; viij-373 pp. Complet. Etat satisfaisant (petits accrocs en coiffes et à un mors en queue, mq. en pièces de titre et de tomaison, ancien cachet du chapitre métrop. de Paris avec sur-cachet d'aliénation autorisée en date du 15 février 1902). Peu commun. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Droit Public Gérmanique. Oú l'on voit l'Etat présent de l'Empire, ses principales Lois et Constitutions, l'origine et l'agrandissement des plus considérables Maisons d'Allemagne. Avec une Dissertation sur la Jurisdiction de l'Empereur, une autre sur la forme de Gouvernement du Corps Germanique et une troisième sur le Ban de l'Empire

      Amsterdam, chez Pierre Mortier, 1749. Dos volúmenes en 8vo.; XX pp., 1 h., 584 pp., 1 h. + 3 hs., 460 pp. Encuadernación uniforme, de la época, en piel marbreada, con lomeras profusamente ornadas y tejuelos.

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        IRENE: A TRAGEDY. AS IT IS ACTED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL IN DRURY LANE

      London: Printed for R. Dodsley ... and Sold by M. Cooper ..., 1749.. [8],86,[2]pp. Octavo. Extracted from pamphlet volume. T.e.g., a few small smudges to half-title, otherwise a very good copy, with the advert leaf. First edition of Johnson's only play, published a dozen years after its completion as a consequence of Garrick's offer to stage it when he took over Drury Lane. It was first performed on 6 February 1748. Fleeman speculates that the edition may have been reasonably large, on the order of one thousand copies. Although he attributes little significance to them, the following variations are present in this copy: there is no semi- colon in the imprint; the catchword 'CENE' appears on pages 14 and 23 (rather than 'SCENE'), and no catchword is present on page 60. COURTNEY & SMITH, p.24. FLEEMAN 49.21/1a. ROTHSCHILD 1231.

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        La pirotechnia o sia trattato dei fuochi d?artificio

      appresso Gio. Battista Recurti 1749 In Venezia, appresso Gio. Battista Recurti, 1749. In 8vo; pp. VIII, 128, 2 n.nn. Cart. posteriore. Esemplare intonso con barbe. 21 tavole incise in rame e più volte spieghevoli che raffigurano tutte le fasi della preparazione dei più svariati fuochi artificiali. Opera divisa in quattro parti: nella prima sono descritti ed illustrati gli aspetti chimici, nella seconda e terza le varie fasi della preparazione e i diversi tipi di fuochi nonchè le "canne da luminazione" usate per illuminare i teatri, infine nella quarta i razzi, le bombe e le girandole da acqua. Edizione originale assai rara. Graesse I, pag. 52; Morazzoni, pag. 211; Philip, Bibliography of firework books, pag. 3: "The first work in Italian to deal exclusively with the subject of fireworks for pleasure. The book claims to have modernised and improved the inventions of Frezier, Hanzelet, Henrion, Ozanam and Simienowicz". 4 immagini allegate.

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        THEOLOGICAL LECTURES AT WESTMINSTER-ABBEY. WITH AN INTERPRETATION OF THE FOUR GOSPELS…[CT 2 VOLS IN ONE]

      London: J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1749. First Edition. Hardcover. Gospels; 18th Century; 4to 11" - 13" tall; vi, 370, 163, [4] pages; 1st and only edition. Bound in full, period sprinkled calf leather, with a decorative gilt patterend and ruled border to both boards and their edges, 5 raised bands to a gilt-blocked and stamped spine which has its original red morocco leather label, also decorated in gilt. All edges stained red. Iv, 370, 163, [4]pp. 2 original blank leaves present and attached at both front and rear. Small, plain printed bookplate of M. H. Jenks fpep. Contents tight, foxed. Binding w/ exterior hinges cracked, gilt on spine flaked, corners rubbed through and bumped. A smashing looking book! Complete two vols in one, second vol differentiated by a half title and pagination starting afresh.. ESTC. T112659 and ESTC T229994. Bible. N. T. --Commentaries, Theology LOC39024029 . Laid in bookdealer's notes. .

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        Catulli Tibulli Propertii Opera

      Londini Typis J. Brindley 1749. 12mo (in 6s), 120 x 72 mms., pp. [ii], 132, 120, engraved title-page before printed title-page, contemporary polished tree calf, small gilt border on covers, spine ornately gilt to an urn motif, red morocco label. A fine copy, with the book label of Lt. General Adams (possibly Thomas Adams, 1730? - 1764) on the front past-down end-paper. The text was edited by Usher Gahagan (d. 1749), the Irish classical scholar. He edited a number of Brindley's classical imprints, all beautifully printed and often in fine bindings. Alas for scholarship: he was hanged on 20 February 1749, for "diminishing the coin of the realm" by filing small pieces off gold and silver coins.

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        Lettres sur les aveugles à l'usage de ceux qui voyent (voient)

      Londres 1749 - In-12 (17 x 10,5 cm), [1 f. blanc]-220 pp.[1 f. blanc], plein veau, dos lisse orné (pièce de titre manquante), gardes marbrées (frottements). PROVENANCE : CHÂTEAU de HOULBEC, avec la mention "Bibliothèques de Houlbec" frappé à l'or sur le 1er plat. Complet des 6 planches. 3ème EDITION ORIGINALE, répertoriée LG3 par Adams avec la pagination corrigée. Edition très proche de la LG2 qui a dû sortir du même atelier. Bon exemplaire.

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        LA FIGURE DE LA TERRE, DÉTÉRMINÉE PAR LES OBSERVATIONS DE MESSIEURS BOUGUER, ET LA CONDAMINE...

      Charles-Antoine Jombert. 1749 ...DE L' ACADÉMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCE, ENVOYÉS AU PÉROU, POUR OBSERVER AUX ENVIRONS DE L' EQUATEUR. AVEC UNE RÉLATION ABREGÉE DE CE VOYAGE, QUI CONTIENT LA DESCRIPTION DU PAYS DANS LEQUEL LES OPÉRATIONS ONT ÉTÉ FAITES. IN- 4°, PIENA PELLE BAZZANA COEVA, DORSO A NERVI DECORATO IN ORO, TAGLIO ROSSO. (24), CX, (2), 394, (2) (ERRATA) PP. E 9 TAVOLE INCISE IN RAME RIPIEGATE F.T. BELL' ESEMPLARE DELLA RARA EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. EX-LIBRIS CANTERZANI. P. BOUGUER, GEODETA, IDROGRAFO E ASTRONOMO , FU PROFESSORE A LE HAVRE FIN DAL 1730 E MEMBRO DELL' ACCADEMIA DELLE SCIENZE DI FRANCIA, RAGGIUNSE UNA TALE MATURITÀ CHE FU SCELTO PER PARTECIPARE A UNA DELLE GRANDI SPEDIZIONI SCIENTIFICHE ORGANIZZATE ALLO SCOPO DI MISURARE LA LUNGHEZZA DI UN GRADO DI MERIDIANO E QUELLA DEL PENDOLO CHE SCANDISCE IL SECONDO, RIPETENDO L' ESPERIMENTO IN LAPPONIA E ALL' EQUATORE. NEL MAGGIO 1735 S' IMBARCÒ CON C.M. DE LA CONDAMINE E ARRIVÒ A QUITO L' ANNO SUCESSIVO. LE SUE RICERCHE RIGUARDARONO SOPRATUTTO L' ESAME DELL' AZIONE DELLA VARIAZIONE DI TEMPERATURA SULLA DIMENSIONE DEI METALLI, LA RIFRAZIONE ATMOSFERICA, LA DIPENDENZA DELLA PRESSIONE ATMOSFERICA DALL' ALTITUDINE E NUOVI PERFEZIONAMENTI NELLA TECNICA DELLA NAVIGAZIONE. "BOTH A PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL GROUNDS IT MAY BE JUSTLY CONSIDERED THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK OF ALL WHICH THE PERUVIAN EXPEDITION OCCASIONED, AND AS THAT WHICH SHOULS BE SELECTED BY A STUDENT WHO DESIRES TO CONFINE HIMSELF TO ONE OF THE ORIGINAL ACCOUNTS..." (TODHUNTER, HISTORY OF THE MATHEMATICAL THEORIES OF ATTRACTION AND THE FIGURE OF THE EARTH, 363). POGGENDORFF, I, 254. D.S.B.., II, PP. 343-44. JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY, I, 896. MAHEU, BIBLIOGRAPHIE DE P. BOUGUER (IN REV. D' HI DE SCIENCES, 1966, P. 195). ADAMS - CALVERT, HISTORIC ASTRONOMICAL BOOK, 69. LAMONTAGNE, VIE ET OEUVRE DE BOUGUER, PP. 37-39. UNA SPEDIZIONE SCIENTIFICA SETTECENTESCA IN PERU'.

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