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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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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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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        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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        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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        Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera

      London: Gul. Sandby. hardcover. near fine. 8vo, Copperplate frontispiece, numerous medallion shaped illustrations throughout. 2 vols. in one, gauffered gilt edges with a marbleized pattern on all edges, rubricated title. London: Gul. Sandby, 1749. Light foxing and slight discoloration on top edge, but still a near fine copy.

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        Histoire des Helvétiens, aujourd?hui connus sous le nom de Suisses ou Traité sur leur origine, les guerres, leurs alliances & leur gouvernement. 10 Volumes complets.

      chez Ignace Nicomède Hautt 1749-1753, Fribourg, - cartonnage moucheté, pièce de titre rouge, pièce de tomaisons bleue, filets dorés, reliure début début XIXe siècle. Très bon état.

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        Study of a black parrot on a tree branch

      Pieter Barbiers (The Netherlands, 1749-1842) Study of a black parrot on a tree branch Circa 1800-1805Watercolor, triple ruled in black ink15 13/16? x 13 3/4? framed(professionally framed with a beautiful gold leaf moulding with all archival materials and uv plexiglass)

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        Depiction of a Whale fishery

      Depiction of a Whale fisheryCornelius van der Aa (1749-1815)From Atlas van de Zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek...Amsterdam: 1805Copperplate engravingPaper size: 13.5" x 16.5"

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        HISTOIRE D'ANGLETERRE, augmentée des notes de M. Tindal, & de quelques autres remarques mises au bas des pages; de l'Abrégé Historique fait par Rapin Thoyras; du recueil des actes publics d'Angleterre, de Thomas Rymer [.] & de Mémoires pour les vingt premières années du règne de George II.

      - La Haye, 1749, 21x26, seize volumes. Reliure en plein veau. Dos à 5 nerfs joliment orné de motifs fleuraux dorés. Pièce de titre rouge, pièce de tomaison foncée. Encadrement des plats pressé à froid. Double filet sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Roulette intérieure dorée. Illustré d'un frontispice, de plusieurs portraits gravés, de magnifiques bandeaux (d'EISEN, ROBERT et HUMBLOT) et de cul-de-lampe, ainsi que de cinq très belles cartes dépliantes. Les ouvrages proposent aussi onze tables généalogiques dont deux manuscrites. Les dos sont fatigués, et plusieures coiffes sont manquantes, malgré tout l'ensemble est agréable, nous vous envoyons avec plaisir des photographies détaillées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Libro de los secretos de la agricultura, casa de campo, y pastoril. Traducida de lengua catalana en casthellano . Y aora con adicion del quinto libro, y otras curiosidades; y un vocabulario de seis lenguas .

      Pedro Escuder, Barcelona 1749 - 8º mayor, (2) hoj., 496 p. ilustr., (7) hoj. Pleno pergamino época, letras pintadas lomo. Buen ejemplar. Obra de tipo práctico, muy interesante para la gente del campo, que se hizo muy popular, y fue muchas veces reimpresa. La primera edición, de 1607, se publicó en lengua catalana; pero el mismo autor se encargó de traducirla al castellano, y en esta lengua aparecieron diversas ediciones; la presente pudiera ser la décima. (Palau,4128). En ella va añadido el libro quinto sobre la caza de animales, un vocabulario con los nombres de los términos agrícolas y botánicos, en seis lenguas, el dibujo de una rueda perpetua para conocer los años fértiles o estériles, y un índice de materias. Agricultura. Botánica. Medicina doméstica. Ciencias. Agriculture. Botany. Domestic medicine. Sciences.

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        THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES, A FOUNDLING

      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1749.. Six volumes. lxii,[2(errata)],214,[blank]; [2],324; [2],370,[blank]; [2],312; [2],294; [2],304pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to style, raised bands, gilt labels. Engraved armorial bookplate in each volume ("E Cura Quies" signed AB), offset to margins of prelims and endleaves from binding, small red ink smudge on title of volume 6, otherwise a very good set. First edition of Fielding's masterpiece, and one of the key 18th century novels. The first edition consisted of 2000 copies, and these were virtually all spoken for prior to the formal day of publication. The copies of the first edition are distinguished, as here, by the presence of the page of errata following the table of contents in the first volume. The errata were corrected and the page taken over by the enlargement of the contents in the unmarked second edition of 1500 copies, which was ordered after the first edition was exhausted. Both editions were in circulation on the formal publication day of 28 February. This set exhibits the usual cancels as noted in Rothschild, and B5 in volume VI is unsigned. CROSS III:317. ROTHSCHILD 850-1. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 48. NCBEL II:930. ESTC T1947.

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        A Poetical Translation of the Works of Horace with the Original Text, and Critical Notes Collected from His Best Latin and French Commentators ( By the Rev Mr Philip Francis ) ( Complete in 2 Volumes )

      London: A. Millar, 1749. Complete in 2 volumes, collation, vol 1:xiv+509[1]pp, vol 2:485[1]pp, plus 1 full page engraved plate.Bound in full red calf by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, gilt tooling in compartments, inner dentelle. Both bindings in near fine condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing/marking, pages have been lightly washed. Pages and engraved plate in very good clean condition. A very nice 2 volume work, in excellent Zaehnsdorf bindings.A70. Very Good Plus. Large Quarto.

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        John of Gant in Love, or Mars on his knees.

      London July 15th 1749 - Broadside, oblong folio, engraved, printed one side as issued. A Satire on the affair which Prince Augustus William,Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765) third son of George II, had with the Savoyard girl. In the illustration the Duke, very corpulent, is shown on his kness wooing the savoyard girl who is playing her hurdy-gurdy instrument. In the background is a pub sign with the royal coat of arms opposite another illustrated with a fat pig and named "the Great Fat Hog to be seen alive". The Duke was the commander of the British Army which triumphed at Culloden. BM. No 3037

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        Afrique Publiee sous les Auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans Premier Prince du Sang

      Paris 1749 - Beautifully detailed wall map of the African continent with an inset of the Azores. While most of the detailing is focused on the coast, there are attempts at describing the interior. Includes a decorative allegorical cartouche featuring a male figure, a sphinx, a woman wearing an elephant headdress (representing Africa?), snakes, an ostrich, a lion, a camel and pyramids in the background. In addition to geographical information, this map features various cultural, political and historical descriptions. D'Anville (1697-1782) was a prolific French Royal geographer. Very light scattered foxing. Wear and creases to edges. A few small tears. Map on four sheets joined into two sheets. Engraving with original hand outline color. Top image measures 20 7/8" x 39", bottom image measures 19" x 38.5".

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        Art De La Guerre, Par Principes Et Par Regles. Mis Au Jour Par M. Le Marquis De Puysegur Son Fils, Marechal Des Camps & Armees Du Roy

      The Hague: Frederic Henri Scheurleer, 1749. Leather Bound. Good. 2 Volumes in 1. Folio. Contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine. The Hague: Frederic Henri Scheurleer, 1749. Edges worn. Internally very good. Engraved frontis, 2 engraved titles, 43 folding plates, 9 maps. Puysegur fought in the French campaigns in Spain and the Low Countries under Kings Louis XIV and XV. His work draws upon personal experience and study of ancient and modern military writers. See our pictures of this lovely book.

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        Dissertation sur le taenia, ou ver-plat, dans laquelle on prouve que ce ver n'est pas solitaire. Avec une lettre sur la poudre de sympathie, propre contre le rhumatisme simple ou gouteux.

      P. G. Le Mercier,, Paris 1749 - First edition. While Dionis's consideration of the tape worm is fascinating enough (with its refutation of the theories of Nicolas Andry de Boisregard) the work is principally interesting for its larger part: Dionis's edition of Sir Kenelm Digby's account of the "Powder of Symapthy", an alchemical preparation purported to cure wounds at a distance. Made from dried green vitriol, this was a variant of the well-known Paracelsian 'weapon salve' which cured wounds by being applied, not to the patient, but to the offending weapon. It is a measure of the endurance of belief in this cure that Dionis entered into a contemporary dispute concerning its use and provides a recipe for it. Pp. 65-266 here are occupied by Dionis's introduction and by Digby's text, first published in 1658. 12mo (160 × 92 mm.), pp. [viii], 266, [iv], includes half-title. Typographical ornaments. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt panelled spine. Minor repairs to spine and corners. Old ownership inscription to half-title "Emanuel Dionis Duséjour" and ?his stamped monogram. A good copy. [Wellcome II 471, Blake 121.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A genuine and true journal of the most miraculous escape of the Young Chevalier : from the battle of Culloden to his landing in France; ... To which is added, a short account of what befel the Pr. in France, ... By an Englishman

      London : printed for W. Webb, 1749. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 81p. ; 19cm. Subjects: Charles Edward, Prince, grandson of James II, King of England, 1720-1788 -- History -- 18th century -- Great Britain. Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 -- Culloden (Scotland), Battle of, 1746. Referenced by: ESTC, T040754. Finely bound in modern leather-backed, marbled boards. Very impressively finished. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine. Raised bands. Internally, pages are heavily tanned from about page 25 onwards. Text perfectly legible throughout. Scattered, marginal foxing. The title page, preface and last page are mounted on blank leaves, presumably having been considerably edge-torn in their original state. New endpapers. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        Westminster

      London, c. 1749. Copper engraving, 31 x 81 cms, recent hand-colour, short closed tear entering printed area, left; repair to lower right hand-corner, not affecting image; old repairs on verso. This is the left-hand sheet of five which, taken together, make up the Bucks’s remarkable “long view of London”, first published in 1749. Unlike other panoramic views (such as Kip’s) which were drawn from a hypothetical elevated position which could take in the whole built-up area, the Buck brothers selected five points along the South Bank and faithfully recorded what they saw. Adams notes that they treated “all the waterfront buildings with equal care, whatever their social standing”. This view, which has the New Bridge at Westminster as its focus, was taken from “Mr Sheve’s Sugar House, opposite to York House”.

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        Amérique Septentrionale et Meridionale divisée en ses principales parties par les S[ieu]rs Sanson ... rectifiée suivant les nouvelles découvertes ... par le S[ieu]r. Robert

      Paris: Vaugondy, 1749. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour. In good condition, with two small repairs to lower blank margin. 21 5/8 x 28 3/4 inches. The rare first issue of this very fine eighteenth-century map depicting both North and South America, by one of France's greatest cartographers This highly attractive map depicts the American continent at a time when the European powers were jockeying for power and possessions in the the New World: the period immediately before the Seven Years' War. It is one of Gilles Robert's earlier original maps, and concurrently he also issued a world map and maps of the three other continents. Its rarity can be explained by the fact that it was not apparently usually issued in any of the Robert atlases. The political realities of the time are spelt out in the interesting engraved panel on the right hand side which lists the holdings of Britain, France, Portugal, Holland, Denmark and Spain in the Americas. Also included in this panel is a list of the dominant religions in the region. The map includes two insets: one of Martinique and the other of Santo Domingo, two immensely profitable French colonies (they shared Santo Domingo with the Spanish). The elegant title cartouche is by Gobin and features a Native American reclining beside a spilled pot of gold, her arms raised in exultation as she accepts Christianity, as personified by the Blessed Virgin holding a Cross. The scene also includes flora and fauna indigenous to the Americas: an alligator, a parrot, a goat, a small, rather unusual quadruped with a long tail and two tropical trees. This map was re-issued in 1771, 1776 and 1778 with a new cartouche incorporating a new title "Amérique ou Indes Occidentales". Pedley Bel et Utile, 19 (1st state) & see pp.34/35 (double-page plate)

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        Les Lacs du Canada et Nouvelle Angleterre - Carte Géographique. Map of the Great Lakes and New England

      1749 This is a decorative, finely coloured copper engraving map of Vaugondy. FRAMED AND GLAZED (UV-Blocking Non Glare). This map shows the Great Lakes and New England in North America. / Size of entire leaf appr.: 22,4 x 34,7 cm / Size of map appr.: 16,3 x 21,5 cm / CONDITION: The map is in very good condition, at the edge marginal stained. If you want to receive the frame with the map, ask for a shipping quote. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        Het Eiland Oneust naby Batavia (spice trade at port of Dutch Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia)

      Het Eiland Oneust naby Batavia (spice trade at port of Dutch Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia)Cornelius van der Aa (1749-1815)From Atlas van de Zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek...Amsterdam: 1805Copperplate engravingPaper size: 13.5" x 16.5"Condition: good, minor paper loss in upper left corner

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        THE TRUE AMAZONS : Or, the Monarchy of BEES. Being a new Discovery and Improvement of those Wonderful Creatures..., Also, How to make the English Wine or Mead, equal, if not superior, to the best of other Wines.

      The Eighth Edition, fine engraved portrait frontispiece, 164pp plus 4pp advertisements, narrow octavo, a fine copy in contemporary polished calf with raised bands and gilt rules on spine and board margins, London, Printed for T. Longman & T. Astley, 1749.* FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST * WARDER, JOSEPH (fl. 1688-1718), writer on bees, born before 1655, took up his residence at Croydon about 1688. He practised there as a physician for over thirty years. Warder made an especial study of the habits of bees, and in 1693 he embodied the results of many years of observation in a treatise entitled 'The True Amazons, or the Monarchy of Bees'. The work, which was considerably in advance of any former treatise and contained many curious particulars concerning the habits of bees as well as practical instructions for their management, went through nine editions, the last of which appeared in 1765. It remained the standard work on the subject until it was superseded by John Thorley's '... Female Monarchy' (London, 1744). A portrait of Warder, engraved by Henry Hulsberg, was prefixed to his book on bees." Wikisource. "... In his book True Amazons, Warder described the use of a hand lens to confirm by simple dissection the sex of the then mysterious drones as male bees. He explained why the drones were, contrary to popular opinion, important to the summer economy of the colony. In discussing the practical management of colonies he also advocated the provision of a nearby source of drinking water. Working at a time when straw skeps were the normal accommodation for honeybee colonies Warder explained the advantages of octagonal wooden hives with glass windows. These he had made up on a template to give standard units that could be built up and subdivided as required. He thus laid the foundations of modern apicultural practice. The True Amazons went through nine editions, all published in London, and after the first edition Warder obtained permission for a dedication to Queen Anne."(ODNB). With the armorial bookplate of KYNASTON POWELL, Sir John, 1st bt. (1753-1822), of Hardwick Hall, Salop.

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        Abdruck von einem Schreiben, die Deutsche und anderer Völker Münz=Verfassung und insonderheit die Hoch=Fürstl. Braunschweigische Münze betreffend.

      Ohne Druckort und Verlag 1749 - 4to, 96 Seiten und 4 Bll., ohne Einband, Fadenheftung, breitrandig und unbeschnitten, erste und letzte Seite etwas angestaubt, sonst sauber und frisch. Einzige Ausgabe, selten. "Interessantes zahlungsbilanztheoretisches Exposé aus der Zeit des Hoch-Merkantilismus mit Plädoyer für eine Abwertung der Umlaufmünze. J.P. Graumann (1690-1762) war der Chef der Münzen in Braunschweig und später in Berlin." (Commerz Courier 5, 155). Menger Sp. 47, Humpert 11100, Goldsmiths 8425 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Examen De La Crisis De El Rmo. Padre Maestro Don Benito Gerónimo Feijóo Monge Benedictino Sobre El Arte luliana; En El Qual Se Manifiesta La Santidad y Culto Del Iluminado Doctor y Martyr El B. Raymundo Lulio, La Pureza De Su Doctrina, y La Utilidad De.

      Lorenzo Francisco Mojados, Madrid (1749 - 1750) - .su Arte y Ciencia General. 20 hojas - 214pp.- 1 blanca - XXXIXpp. - 6 hojas = 56 hojas - 362pp. y 3 hojas. muy buen ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel. Lomera con nervios, tejuelos y florones. Cortes pintados. =El P. Antonio Raimundo Pascual, monje cisterciense, fue académico de Historia y un célebre partidario de Ramon Llull. Palau, dice: ".Publicado a pesar del decreto de Fernando VI, prohibiendo la polémica del arte luliano." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

      London: for A Millar. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION OF FIELDING'S MASTERPIECE. Besides being an extremely prolific writer, Henry Fielding was a successful magistrate, founder of the Metropolitan Police, and pioneer of the comic novel. Tom Jones, the book that established this idea of the comic novel, received very mixed reviews upon publication: Sameul Taylor Coleridge said of him, "And how charming, how wholesome, Fielding always is! To take him up after Richardson, is like emerging from a sick room heated by stoves, into an open lawn.", while Samuel Johnson wrote "Sir, there is more knowledge of the heart in one letter of Richardson's, than in all Tom Jones." Nonetheless, "Such was the demand that all 2,500 copies in print had already been sold by the date announced for its a official publication, a phenomenon that one observer believed to be 'an unheard-of case.' Tom Jones quickly sold 10,000 copies, making it one of the great best-sellers of its time; it has never since been out of print." (John Allen Stevenson, The Real History of Tom Jones). First edition, with the errata leaf in vol. 1, and cancels B9-10 (I), B4-5 (II), H8-10, M3(III) and N8 (V). Rothschild 850. London: A. Millar, 1749. 12mo, contemporary full calf rebacked. 6 vols. With handsome bookplate of noted collector Arthur Wilmer Lissauer on front pastedown. Light wear to bindings, very minor occasional foxing. A very handsome set.

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        Albius Tibullus, eques Romanus; et in eum Jo. Antonii Vulpii philologi ac rhetoris in Gymnasio Patavino novus commentarius diligentissimus

      Padua: excudebat Josephus Cominus, 1749 First edition as edited, with an extensive commentary, by the prominent Italian classical scholar Giovannantonio Volpi (1686-1766). An important edition of the love poems of Albius Tibullus, a first century BC contemporary of Horace and Virgil. Volpi (or Vulpius) had already produced a comparable edition of Catullus, and he later turned his attention to Propertius as well. . Contemporary half green straight-grained morocco. Flat spine, ornately gilt, edges stained yellow. Quarto. Title-page in black and red, with engraved vignette. Decorative headband, tail-pieces, and initial letters, publisher's device on colophon leaf. Minor rubbing to boards. A fine copy in an attractive binding. "Dr. Harwood gives this edition every praise" (Dibdin I, 382). Aside from the scholarly merit of this volume, it is also a fine example of Italian 18th-century typography at its best. Volpi and his brother started a printing business in Padua with the stated aim of producing books outstanding for their content as well as for their appearance. As director of this company they hired Giusseppe Comino.

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