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        A. Die Vestung Kehl ..." Befestigungsgrundriss mit dem Rhein

      Aquarellierte Federzeichnung um 1750. 37.2x23.8 cm. Hochformat. - Darstellung in schwarzer Tuschumrandung, unten mit Legende A - G und einer Nummerierung "Nro 23.".

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        L'Asie Dressée Sur les nouveaux Memoires Assujetis aux observations Astronomiq [.] Mise aujour par le Sr. G. Danet.

      1750 - Kupferstich-Karte von G. Danet, datiert Paris 1750, altkoloriert. Ca. 49 x 71 cm In den Rändern fleckig. Großformatige Asien-Karte, von einer Bordüre aus Muscheln und Wappen eingerahmt. Rechts oben Titelkartusche. Gradnetz. Gegenüber der Erstdruck von 1732 in der Kartusche verändert. Die Zeile vor "Mise aujour" komplett getilgt. Der gelöschte Text [Par J. Luillier] ist jedoch noch schwach lesbar. Auch die Verlagsangabe wurde geändert, alt "A PARIS // Sur le Pont Notre Dame", jetzt "AParis Chez Débois // rue S. Jacques", unverändert weiter "a la Sphere Royale". Das Druckprivileg ist unverändert, die Jahreszahl allerdings aktualisiert in 1750. Guillaume Danet, Schwiegersohn N. de Fers, gab einige Karten desselben neu heraus. Hier jedoch eine eigenständige Arbeit aus einem von Welt- und Erdteilkarten. Selten. Nicht bei Pastoureau, die entsprechende Afrika-Karte nicht bei Norwich. A large and rare map of Asia. Guillaume Danet was the son-in-law and successor of De Fer and republished many of his maps, but this item is apparently a new work, one of series of World and Continents first published 1729-32. Here in its second state with new adress and year. The engraved border is filled with coats of arms interspersed with shells.

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        HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS . : Tulip IV; La Nouvelle (print)

      - Original hand-coloured engraving drawn by "S" and executed by J. M. Seligmann. Leaf measures 19.9 x 14.2 inches (50.5 x 36 cm). Fine condition. Some cosmetic retouching in gouache. Matted and ready for framing. From Christoph Trew's magnificent HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS OMNEM PER ANNUM SUPERBIENS FLORIBUS published in three volumes over a 36 year period from 1750-1786. Painted in a more opaque gouache to resemble a painting rather than the traditional use of water-colours that allowed more of the engraving to show through. Each piece is meant to capture the flower at the peak of it's beauty instead of focusing solely on scientific detail. Several artists from different European nations were involved in this project giving a multi-ethnic flavour to the complete work. HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS is considered to be one of the most sumptuous of the florilegia. Being one of the most elusive of the great flower books, the opportunity to own one of these leaves is reserved for only the most discriminating collectors.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        Elements of Natural Philosophy. By John Locke, Esquire. To which are added Some Thoughts Concerning Reading and Study For a Gentleman. By the Same Author. [With prefatory remarks by P. Des Maizeaux.].

      London: Sold by J. Thomson, S. Dampier, and R. Bland. Nd., ca. 1750. - Size of binding: 4 1/4 x 7", frontispiece is an engraved portrait of John Locke, after the Kneller painting; engraved inscription reads: G. Kneller pin: T Phinn Sculp Johannes Locke; this frontispiece has slightly "transfered" to titlepage; vii., 64pp., pp. [49-50] is a separate half titlepage for the second work (Thoughts Concerning Reading .). Binding is in plain, brown, sprinkled 18th century calf with 5 small, raised bands on spine each with a double lined border in (faded) gilt above & below each band. Spine ends show leather dried & chipped away, with 1/4" section of leather surface chipped away at lower spine end, outer hinges show cracking, with some loosening to front hinge; cover corners are worn, with loss of leather to lower cover corners. Stain to lower margin of titlepage; book fore-edge shows browning, some age-related browning from binding leather to paste-downs, flyleaves; text is generally clean. P. iii. shows this ink inscription at top: Ex Libris Vaughan May.-- 1777. With small, printed book label on front paste-down, reading: A. Beard, 65, Navy Row, Morice Town, Devonport. A rare John Locke item; British Public Library online catalogue lists it as number 1 in the series of separate editions of this title, which had been published as part of a collection of works earlier in the 18th century. Des Maizeaux preface is on pp. iii-vii. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        A View in Crumford near Matlock Bath in Derbyshire

      Published by John Boydell at the Globe near Durham Yard in the Strand, London 1750 - A striking view from Boydell's series of plates "Collection of One Hundred Views in England and Wales." Towards the middle of the eighteenth century, a trend developed among English artists and printmakers who sought to record visually the natural beauty of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside, they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those armchair travellers who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. John Boydell made a name for himself by joining this nationalistic trend and publishing a long series of topographical engravings. These fine engravings are some of the earliest examples of Boydell's work when he was known more as an engraver than a publisher and print seller. John Boydell is one of the most influential figures in the history of English printmaking. He was not only an accomplished engraver and an industrious publisher, but also a talented print seller who came to dominate the English print trade. He is best known as the originator of the Shakespeare Gallery, which made him one of the most successful print sellers of his time. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes, p. 504, no 86; Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802, pp. 115-116 & 155. Engraving with hand-colour. In very good condition.

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      Nuremberg 1750 - George Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770) is considered the most important and influential botanical artist of the mid-18th century. Born to farmers in Heidelberg, Germany in 1708, Ehret showed an early propensity for drawing, though as a young man he was employed primarily as a gardener. He used his time spent gardening to examine and practice drawing botanicals and the natural world around him. Having attracted the attention of noted botanical artist Johann Weinmann and noted Nuremberg physician Dr. Christoph Jakob Trew, he gained encouragement and financial support for his works. In 1736, Ehret met eminent botanist Carl Linnaeus, who created the first classification system of plants, and moved to England where he remained for the duration of his life. As a result of the arrival of new plant species to England and around Europe, Ehret was in position to draw and document them, further developing his skills. As instructor to the highest of English nobility, he engaged in his publication of Plantae Selectae with financial patronage and text from Dr. Trew. Plantae Selectae was published in Nuremberg in 1750-1773. Various scholars of the time praised the folio highly, singling out the excellent quality of Ehret’s botanical studies. These highly detailed engravings are brilliantly hand colored and still retain their vibrancy. This engraving, 20” x 14” is in very good condition with only little foxing and staining throughout. Meriana, more commonly called Wild bugle Lily, as a perennial herb. This engraving shows in comprehensive detail the leaves, stems flower bulb and stamen.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS . : Rosa III; The Double Cinnamon Rose (print)

      - Original hand-coloured engraving drawn by Georg Ehret and executed by J. M. Seligmann. Leaf measures 19.9 x 14.2 inches (50.5 x 36 cm). Fine condition. Matted and ready for framing. Taken from Christoph Trew's magnificent HORTUS NITIDISSMIS OMNEM PER ANNUM SUPERBIENS FLORIBUS published in three volumes over a 36 year period from 1750-1786. Painted in a more opaque gouache to resemble a painting rather than the traditional practice of using translucent water-colours that allowed more of the engraving to show through. Each piece was meant to capture the flower at the peak of it's beauty instead of focusing solely on scientific detail. Ehret contributed 44 of the 180 illustrations in the entire work and is the single most important botanical artist of the era. HORTUS NITIDISSIMIS is considered to be one of the most sumptuous of the florilegia. Being one of the most elusive of the great flower books, the opportunity to own one of these leaves is reserved for only the most discriminating collectors.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        Memoirs concerning Herculaneum, the subterranean city, lately discovered at the foot of Mount Vesuvius

      London: D. Wilson, 1750. [D’Arthenay, Guillaume Marie.] Fordyce, William (translator and editor). Memoirs concerning Herculaneum, the subterranean city, lately discovered at the foot of Mount Vesuvius . . . 8vo. 4, 68pp. London: Printed for D. Wilson, 1750. 202 x 123 mm. Modern full morocco, gilt-lettered front cover. Minor dampstaining and toning, small spot on title, but very good. First Edition in English of d’Arthenay’s M?moire sur la ville souterraine d?couverte au pied du Mont V?suve (1748), and one of the first publications in English on the recently discovered lost city of Herculaneum, the ancient Roman city buried in ash during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. D’Arthenay’s pamphlet is one of the early unauthorized memoirs on the official excavation of Herculaneum, which had begun in 1738 under the patronage of King Charles VII of Naples. The Neapolitan government, anxious to prevent theft and to exploit the site’s prestige value, severely restricted access to the buried city to all but its own hired scholars and prohibited the publication of any unauthorized descriptions, so despite intense international interest in the site only a few scattered reports of the excavation’s findings leaked out over the following decade. The “Secret of Herculaneum” proved to be too big to keep, however, and starting in the late 1740s a number of unauthorized works on Herculaneum began to be published, written both by Neapolitan scholars and by foreigners such as D’Arthenay, a volcanologist and amateur antiquarian who was then serving as secretary to the French ambassador at Naples. Fordyce, a Scotsman about whom little else is known (he is sometimes confused with another William Fordyce, a Scottish physician), was inspired to make his translation of d’Arthenay’s work after visiting Herculaneum in 1749 and “examining the Curiosities they had found there.” Fordyce’s Memoir, which also includes Xiphilinus’s and Pliny’s accounts of Vesuvius’s eruption, appears to be just the second work in English on Herculaneum, preceded only by Allan Ramsay’s translations of letters from the Italian painter Camillo Paderni published in the Philosophical Transactions in 1740. Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, vol. 2: Enlightenment and Expansion (2011). Gordon, “Subverting the secret of Herculaneum: Archaeological espionage in the Kingdom of Naples,” in Coates and Seydl, eds., Antiquity Recovered: The Legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum (2007), pp. 37-57.

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        Anthropologia Nova: or, A New System of Anatomy. Describing the Animal Oeconomy, And a Short Rationale of Many Distempers Incident to Human Bodies. 2 Volumes in one, including Appendix

      London: William Innys in Pater-noster Row. Cover worn and detached. Text block firm. Some dust soiling to fore edge of several plates and two plates with tears. Overall contents in good condition. 1750. The Third Edition corrected. Leather cover. 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). x, 448pp, + index; 94pp, appendix. Illustrated with Fourscore Figures drawn after the Life. Contents comprise 4 books in two volumes and appendix [published in 1728]. .

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        The Compleat Gamester

      1750 - A scarce and importantbook on games by Charles Cotton and Richard Seymour. Bound in full contemporary calf leather. The Compleat Gamester is the first English book that discussed indoor and outdoor games and sports, including gambling, was published anonymously in the late 17th century. It was subsequently ascribed to Charles Cotton, who had earlier published an updated version of Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, a book on the joys of fishing. A 1739 edition was merged with Richard Seymour's The Court Gamester. It is filled with games that have mostly been lost to the passage of time, such as L'Ombre, Queen Nazareen Lanterloo, and Beast. The frontis is taped in but this could be removed professionally. The book is clean and collates complete. A rare find. Condition: In need of rebinding. The boards are attached but only by tape and the spine has split. Some of the pages are detached. There is some amateur repair work on the frontispiece and title page. There is an old newspaper article taped onto the front pastedown. There is heavy rubbing to the extremities. The pages are generally clean and bright, with some staining, mostly on the first few pages. There is some browning to the fist and last few pages. There is writing on the back pastedown. Overall the condition is fair but perfectly capable of restoration at a sensible cost. Very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Morbis Oculorvm Praelectiones Pvblicae Ex Codicibvs Avditorvm Editae. Ed. Gottingensis Altera Qvinta Parte Avctior Et Emendata.

      Göttingen, Vandenhoeck 1750.. Kl.8°. Titelbl., 4 nn. Bll. (Vorwort), 237 S., 1 gef. gest. Taf., mit e. Kopfleiste. Halblederband d. Zeit, mit goldgeprägter Rückenbeschriftung u. schwarzgeprägten Rückenzierlinien, Schnitt buntgesprenkelt, Einband berieben, mäßig bestoßen, Rücken an d. Kapitalen geringfügig eingerissen, Beschriftung abgerieben. Seiten u. Tafeln nur teilw. schwach gebräunt u. stockfleckig. Mit e. alten handschriftlichen Zahl am vorderen Spiegel u. e. Widmung v. alter Hand am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt.. BLC 35,504. GV 18,403. Hirsch-H. 1,597ff. - B. (1668-1738,) wurde v. Albrecht Haller, d. Hrsg. dieser augenheilkundlichen Schrift als "Magnus ille medicorum universae Europae praeceptor" bezeichnet. Er war einer der berühmtesten u. beliebtesten Ärzte u. vor allem einer der bedeutendsten Lehrenden seiner Zeit, mit grundlegender Wirkung auf die euopäische Medizin der folgenden Jahrhunderte. Zu seinen Schülern zählten u.a. Van Switen, Haller, De Haen u.a.m. Albrecht Haller (1708-1777), seinerseits einer der bedeutendsten Naturwissenschaftler u. Universalgelehrten d. 18. Jh., der 1736 zum Professor d. Medizin u. Botanik an der neugegründeten Univ. Göttingen ernannt worden war, verfasste auch das Vorwort zur ersten (1746) u. zweiten Auflage dieser Abhandlung.

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        Il cambio moderno esaminato nel foro della coscienza opera di un teologo amante del disinganno. Dedicata al . Principe il signor Cardinale Carlo Alberto Guidobono Cavalchini prefetto della Congreg. de vescovi e regolari

      In Roma : per Filippo Zenobj incisore di stampe della Santita di N.S. Benedetto 14. . etc. 1750 - Descrizione fisica: VIII, 120 p. ; 4to. Note: Stemma papale xil sul front. Lettere iniziali xil. Segn.: [ast.]4 A-P4. Very good copy in the original, full vellum; minor generalized wear to the extremities. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 120 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Lucina sine concubitu, Lucine affranchie des loix du concours. Lettre adressée à la Société royale de Londres, dans laquelle on prouve, par une évidence incontestable, tirée de la raison & de la pratique, qu'une femme peut concevoir & accoucher, sans avoir de commerce avec aucun homme. Traduite de l'Anglois d'Abraham Johnson [Avec :] Concubitus sine Lucina, ou Le Plaisir sans peine. Réponse à la lettre intitulée Lucina sine concubitu.

      S.l. [et :] Londres, s.n. 1750 - deux parties en un volume in-8, [4] pp., X-58 pp. ; 59 pp., veau marbré, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre (reliure de l'époque). Dos et coins restaurés, des essais de plume sur les premières gardes. Une des éditions françaises, dues à Moët, sorties l'année de l'originale anglaise, laquelle porte l'adresse de Londres aux deux parties, mais sans mention de date. Il s'agit d'un célèbre "curiosa", du moins d'un ouvrage qui a été lu dans cette optique tout au long du XIXe siècle, alors que son propos était à l'origine un peu différent : John Hill y avait rédigé, dans un style pseudo-scientifique qui faisait allusion à celui des communications des sociétés savantes de l'époque, une satire de la Société Royale de Londres, et en même temps une critique de la théorie de la génération alors proposée par Buffon. On joint généralement la réplique rédigée sur le même ton satirique par John Roe, et intitulée Concubitus sine Lucina. Gay II, 917. Pia, 832-834 (ne cite curieusement que le premier des deux titres joints).

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        Histoire des révolutions de l’Empire des Arabes

      - A Paris, Gissey., 1750 à 1752. 4 volumes petit in/8, reliure plein veau moucheté du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons et pièce de titre fauve, tranches rouges, bandeaux, lettrines historiées, tome 1 : lij ff. de page de titre, table et discours préliminaire, 58 p. de table géographique des noms des royaumes, 489 p., 2 ff. de privilèges - tome 2 : page de titre, 1 ff. de table, 519 p. - tome 3 : xiv ff. de discours préliminaire, 540 p., 2 pages dépliantes sur les généalogies de gengiskhaniath et de Tamerlan - tome 4 : 4 ff. de page de titre et préliminaire, 525 p. 3 Coiffes abîmées, quelques mors légèrement ouverts, coins et bords inférieurs usés, tomaisons illisibles, tome 1 : dernier feuillet (p. 489) avec un manque de papier au centre (fin du texte et approbation), tome 2 : erreur de pagination (p.58 au lieu de 85). Rares taches et rousseurs. Contient une généalogie de Mahomet suivie d’une suite chronologique des califes successeurs du prophète et de celle des empereurs de Constantinople.Chadenat 1818, Querard T 5. Brunet Table 1583/84.4 vol. small 8 vo, contemporary full mottled calf, ribbed spine with gilt panels and yellow labels, red edges, headpieces and initial letters, vol 1 : [52], [58], 489 p. [2] - vol 2 : [2], 519 p. - vol 3 : [14], 540 p. - vol 4 : [4], 525 p. Flaws : 3 headspine worn, some joint slightly split, corners & borders rubbed, 2 small wormholes on the binding, lack of paper on the last sheet of the vol. 1 (affecting text and approbation) - error of pagination : 58 instead of 85 of the vol.2 . Occasional foxing and spotting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        Les Agremens De La Campagne, Ou Remarques Particulieres Sur la construction des Maisons de Campagne plus ou moins magnifiques; Des Jardins de Plaisance, & des Plantages, (etc.)

      Leiden, Samuel Luchtmans u. Söhne; Amsterdam, Meynard Uytwerf 1750.. 4°. Titelbl., XXIV, 412 S., mit 15 großt.. gef., gest. Tafeln, 20 nn. Bll. (Indices), Titelblatt in rot u. schwarz, mit e. kleinen Titelblattvignette, Initialen mit Blattmotiven, Zierleisten u. e. gestochenen Illustration auf S. 305. Ohne Einband, Buchblock auf 4 Bünde geheftet, mit Resten d. ehemaligen Papierumschlags am Rücken, erste Lage locker. Titelblatt angeschmutzt, Blattkanten staubrandig, Seiten teilw. leicht gebräunt, anfangs wasserrandig.. BL Integr. Cat. SysNr. 003816420 (elektronische Quelle). Jöcher/Adelung 2,497. Vgl. Muijzenberg, A history of greenhouses. Wageningen 1980, S. 103. Französische Übersetzung dieses grundlegenden Werkes zu Gartengestaltung u. Treibhausbau 'Byzondere Aenmerkingen over het aenleggen van pragtige en gemeene Landhuizen, Lusthoven, Plantagien (etc.) Leiden 1737' d. Rechtsgelehrten, Kunstsammlers u. wohlhabenden Textilhändlers L. (1664-1739). Der Autor schuf sich durch die erfolgreiche Kultivierung exotischer Pflanzen, z.B. erstmalig d. Ananas u. durch d. Publikation seiner Erfahrungen, e. d. bedeutendsten Werke d. 18. Jh. zu diesem, damals großes Interesse erweckendes, Thema, ein bleibendes Denkmal. 15 Tafeln mit anschaulichen Darstellungen v. Treibhausobst wie Ananas u. Zitrusfrüchten, sow. Entwürfen zu Glashäusern liegen lose bei und zwar d. gezählten Tafeln A-H u. 8 Tafeln mit d. Figuren 1-10. Gestochen wurden d. Tafeln, die denen d. Originalausgabe v. 1737 entsprechen dürften, v. Amsterdamer Künstler Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759), e. d. besten Kupferstecher für botanische Darstellungen seiner Zeit, v. Francois van Bleyswyck (erw. 1706), Leidener Kupferstecher d. viel f. d. Buchproduktion arbeitete, seinem Schüler Johannes van der Spijk (auch Spyck; erw. 7736-1761) u. v. Jan Caspar Philips (um 1700-um1773). Vgl. dazu Thieme-B. 35,141. 4,116. 31,419. u. 26,554. So komplett mit allen Tafeln selten.

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        Head and shoulders of Rev. William Gunn, when 60. Lithograph after John Flaxman [1755-1826] by Richard James Lane [1800-1872]. Printed on 'chine colle' paper, laid down on thin card. [1841]. 5.25 x 4.75in (image). With PENCIL DRAWING of same portrait, on Whatman paper, on backing card, inscribed on reverse 'John Flaxman Pencil Drawing'. 5.25 x 4.75in (image)

      - The drawing was made with a soft pencil so the lines are not as fine as those on the lithograph. The print and drawing have evidently been together for a long time, both are framed in similar early 19th century good quality gilt frames. Each overall approx. 14 x 12.5in Both with an old inscription 'Flaxman' on reverse of the framesRecently reset in new mounts. The lithograph was later printed by M. & N. Hanhart with a facsimile signature of Gunn's. Rev. William Gunn [1750-1841] was a Norfolk parson who was also an antiquary, linguist, connoisseur and traveller. He made a trip to Italy to investigate antiquities and study documents in the libraries. In the 1790s, at Rome, he and Flaxman became friends. He was elected to both the Society of Arcadians and the Accademia della Crusca.Gunn's papers are now in the Norfolk Record Office. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'Esprit des Loix. Nouvelle Edition, Avec les dernieres Corrections & Illustrations de l'Auteur.

      A Edinbourg Chez G. Hamilton & J. Balfour 1750 - FIRST SCOTTISH EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo (in 4s), 198 x 112 mms., pp. xxviii, 458 [459 errata, 460 blank]; xvii [xviii errata], 487 [488 blank], contemporary lightly polished, spine gilt in compartments with curious ichthyological ornament (sort of a sea creature or mermaid with its tail curved towards its head), red leather label; very slight rubbing of joints, but a fine set, with the later bookplate of Sir James Miller Bart of Manderston, probably the racehorse owner (1864 - 1906). Hamilton and Balfour had published a few minor French works in translation before 1750, but this was their first full-length publication in French. They issued subscription proposals for this edition, claiming, not unusually for 18th century publishers, that their edition would be more correct than those published in London and Geneva, where it was first published in 1748. The subscription proposals were announced in the Caledonian Mercury on 1 June 1749: "As the publishers of this work are to spare neither Expence nor Pains, in having it elegantly printed, and carefully corrected from the Errors both of the Geneva and London Editions, and at as cheap, if not a cheaper Price than either: It is hoped that all Lovers of Learning, and Well-wishers to their Country, will rather chuse to encourage this first Attempt of reprinting a valuable foreign Book among ourselves, than any other Edition." One of those who expressed enthusiasm for the project was David Hume, who let Montesquieu know what was happening. Montesquieu sent Hume many corrections, which Hume passed on to the publishers, when the work was almost completed. Four leaves in each volume were cancelled and replaced with new leaves, though errors still remained. Hamilton and Balfour later issued an English translation of the two chapters most likely to interest British readers, Two Chapters of A celebrated French work, Intitled, De l'Esprit des Loix, Translated into English, one, Treating Of the Constitution of England; another, Of the Character and Manners which result from this Constitution. Hamilton and Balfour offered this for 10s. sewed, or 12s bound, and this appears to be a publisher's binding. ESTC T121684 locates 11 copies in UK libraries, one in Europe, one in Australia, and UCLA, Kansas, Penn, and Trinity College in North America. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Anatomy of the Human Body

      London: W. Johnston, Hawkes, Clarke, Collins [printed for]. Worn condition. Lacking covers. Text block split. Ex lib - Royal college of surgeons in Ireland. Contents complete. [1750]. Seventh Edition. Leather cover. 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 334pp. + index. Illustrated with engraved frontisplate and forty anatomical copper plate engravings (some folding) engraved by Ger. Vandergucht. Early edition of Cheselden's classic work on anatomy. Superb engraved illustrations. .

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        Biblische Real- und Verbal-Concordanzien oder Inbegriff der biblischen Gottesgelahrheit

      Jena, bey Christian Henrich Cuno 1750 - darinnen die Personen, Länder, Städte, Flecken, Gegenden, Wasser, Berge, Götzen, Gebräuche, Münz, Gewicht und Maas beschrieben die vielen Bedeutungen der Wörter nebst deren Nachdruck erörtert und unter jedem die Sprüche aus der ganzen heiligen Schrift sowohl den Nominibus, Verbis als Adjectivis nach angeführet die dunkeln und schweren Oerter erkläret die Vorbilder angemerket besonders die Glaubens- und Lebenspflichten unserer allerheiligsten Religion abgehandelt werden zum Gebrauch derer, welche in der Schrift forschen und sich in der geistlichen Beredsamkeit üben wollen; Schweinsledereinband, Format 21 x 27 cm vorderer Buchdeckel lose, hinterer Buchdeckel innen beschädigt, die ersten beiden Seiten mit kleiner Fehlstelle (kein Textverlust), Altersspuren, leichter Wasserschaden, Seiten 329 bis 337 fehlen und wurden zeitgenössisch handschriftl. ersetzt de 1982 S. 4350 g

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        Autograph manuscript, signed. 6 1/2 pages

      1750. <p>Nollet, Jean-Antoine, Abbe (1700-1770). Autograph manuscript signed. Paris, July 13, 1750. 6-1/2pp., written on 2 half sheets folded to make 4 leaves (inner sheet made up of 2 quarter sheets pasted together). Creased horizontally where previously folded, negligible offsetting, otherwise fine. </p><p>Nollet trained for the priesthood, but abandoned theology for science shortly after being ordained. He became famous in the 1730s for his cours de physique, a series of scientific demonstrations performed on some 350 different instruments, constructed for the most part by himself: </p><p>"These were not mere shows, as one sees from their expanded syllabus, the famous Lecons de physique, which appeared in six volumes between 1743 and 1748 and was often reprinted. The presentations are lively, comprehensive and up-to-date, with full directions for realizing the effects under study and excellent illustrations of apparatus" (DSB).</p><p> In 1739 Nollet entered the Academy of Sciences (where he would become one of its leading members), and a few years later he was appointed to the University of Paris&#39;s first professorship of experimental physics. In 1845 he developed a theory of electrical attraction and repulsion that supposed the existence of a continuous flow of electrical matter between charged bodies. Nollet&#39;s theory at first gained wide acceptance, but met its nemesis in 1852 with the publication of the French translation of Franklin&#39;s Experiments and Observations on Electricity. </p><p>Franklin and Nollet found themselves on opposite sides of current debate about the nature of electricity, with Franklin supporting action at a distance and two qualitatively opposing types of electricity, and Nollet advocating mechanical action and a single type of electric fluid. Although Nollet&#39;s theory was eventually abandoned, the arguments between the two factions ended up strengthening Franklinian theory:</p><p> "Under prodding from Paris the Philadelphia system was progressively refined into classical electrostatics. In particular, the need to come to terms with Nollet colored the reforms of Aepinus (1759); and Nollet himself, by spreading the dualistic theory of Robert Symmer in Italy, set in train developments that culminated in the invention of the electrophorus (1775), which in turn forced the excision of the last vestiges of the traditional theories (the &#39;electrical atmospheres&#39;) from Franklin&#39;s system" (DSB). </p><p>The present manuscript is a lengthy analysis of a manuscript treatise on electricity submitted to the Academy of Sciences by one M. Martinenq of Hyers in Provence. Martinenq&#39;s treatise was based on the following three principles: </p><p>(1) the existence of only four elements (air, fire, water and earth);</p><p> (2) the unchangeable nature of these elements, which cannot be altered by chemical means; and</p><p> (3) the existence of affinities between like elements that would allow, for example, the "fire" in one object to communicate with the "fire" in another.</p><p> It was largely on the basis of this last principle that Martinenq proposed to provide explanations for ten electrical phenomena; however, according to Nollet&#39;s critique, <p>"several [of these phenomena] resemble each other so much that one cannot help assigning them to the same cause; the majority are badly expressed; the author believes certain circumstances to be essential when in fact they are immaterial, and certain of these facts are so expressed as to make one believe that Mr. Martinenq has not been well instructed in this subject."</p></p> In the course of debunking Martinenq&#39;s system, Nollet discusses electrical phenomena such as friction, the attraction between electrified bodies, the generation of sparks and noise, and brush discharge. He ended by recommending that the Academy of Sciences not publish Martinenq&#39;s treatise, since "quant aux phenomenes Èlectriques, il m&#39;a paru que l&#39;auteur n&#39;etait pas suffisamment au fait de la matiere" (as for electrical phenomena, it seems to me that the author is not sufficiently grounded in the matter). </p>

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        Africa,generalmap,Homann Heirs,anno 1750

      Africa, ,1750. Generalmap, edited by Homann Heirs, approx. anno 1750,contemporary old coloured, size of the leaf: 51 x 58 cm., little brownish.

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        Partie des Gouvernement d'Astrachan et de Woronez le Kabarda et partie du pais de Cosaques du Don et du Jaik

      ca. 1750. Karte zeigt das gebiet von Astrachan mit seinen angrenzenden Ländern und teilweise das Kaspische Meer, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 44 x 55. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Die vier Elemente.

      Augsburg Wolffum 1750 - Kupferstich. 23 x 30 cm. 4 Blatt Kupferstiche die Elemente darstellend, Blatt 1 Aqua; Entblößte Männer, Frauen und Kinder beim Baden, auf einem Felsen gießt Neptun Wasser aus einem Gefäß in den See, Blatt 2 Aer; ein Engel und Putten blasen den Wind in eine Gruppe von Frauen, Blatt 3 Terra; Zwei Männer beim Ringkampf umgeben von Frauen und einem Löwen, Blatt 4 Ignis; Frauen beim Waschen, im Hintergrund ein offener Kamin mit Feuer, sowie eine Gruppe mit einem König. Alle Blätter mit reicher Girlandenverzierung. Oben meist knapprandig, sonst gut erhalten. 0,000 gr.

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        Doctrine and application of fluxions. Containing (besides what is common on the subject) a number of new improvements on the theory. And the solution of a variety of new, and very interesting, problems in different branches of the mathematicks

      London: J. Nourse, 1750. First Edition. Full calf. Good. First Edition. Full calf. 8vo (205 × 125 mm), pp. ix, [1, errata], 274, [4], 275-576; numerous line-drawn figures; occasional spotting and light finger soiling, but generally a very fine text; extensive pencil annotations to the earlier portions of the book, and occasional ink annotations to the margins throughout; endpapers heavily annotated; good in full calf, rubbed and worn at the edges, repaired at the lower corner of the rear cover, rebacked with black calf lettering piece, small crack, with loss, to the head of spine at the joint with the upper cover.

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        Haemanthus Colchici foliis, periantheo herbaceo.

      1750-1773. 1750 - Engraving, hand-colored, plate area approximately 17 3/4 x 12 on sheet size 21 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. A few short edge tears (all well outside plate area). Overall very good condition on fine laid paper. An exceptional antique botanical print depicting a South African plant by one of the finest botanical artists of all time, Georg Dionysus Ehret, engraved by Johann Jacob Haid and published in "Plantae selectae" by Christopher Jacob Trew and Benedict Christian Vogel (plate XLIV). This remarkable work, published over the period 1750 to 1773, scientifically documents and artistically celebrates exotic plants in the collection of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and other collectors at a time when the collection, cultivation and documentation of exotic flowers was popular among the upper strata of European society. Ehret trained as a gardener, but his talent as a botanical artist was noted and put to work by wealthy patrons including the physician and botanist Dr. Trew. Included are fine botanical details reflecting the influence of the newly introduced Linnaean system of plant classification. (Nissen 1997; Great Flower Books, p.78; Dunthorne 309).

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        A View of Snowdon, in the Vale of Llan Beriis, in Caernarvon Shire

      Published by John Boydell at the Globe near Durham Yard in the Strand, London 1750 - A striking view of Mount Snowdon in Northern Wales, from Boydell's series of plates "Collection of One Hundred Views in England and Wales." Towards the middle of the eighteenth century, a trend developed among English artists and printmakers who sought to record visually the natural beauty of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside, they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those armchair travellers who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. John Boydell made a name for himself by joining this nationalistic trend and publishing a long series of topographical engravings. These fine engravings are some of the earliest examples of Boydell's work when he was known more as an engraver than a publisher and print seller. John Boydell is one of the most influential figures in the history of English printmaking. He was not only an accomplished engraver and an industrious publisher, but also a talented print seller who came to dominate the English print trade. He is best known as the originator of the Shakespeare Gallery, which made him one of the most successful print sellers of his time. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes , p. 504, no. 105; Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802, pp. 115-116 & 155. Engraving with hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of a small tear in the upper margin. Image size: 12 3/8 x 18 1/2 inches.

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        DE LA FONTE DES MINES, DES FONDERIES, &c. Tome premier qui traite des Essais des Mines & Métaux, de l'Affinage & Raffinage de l'Argent, du Départ de l'Or, &c. Augmenté. & publié par M. HELLOT.

      Pissot, París 1750 - 4º, XXXp, 1h, 424p, 3 láms. despl. grab al cobre. Plena piel, lomo con nervios y cuajado, cortes pintados. - El traductor dice en el Prólogo que si la obra es favorablemente recibida por el público, traducirá el 2º tomo que enseña los diferentes métodos de explotar las minas en grande. Este 2º volumen se publicó en 1753. 1750

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        CHESS MADE EASY: or, The Games of Gioachino Greco, the Calabrian; with additional games and openings, illustrated with remarks and general rules. The whole so contrived, that any person may learn to play in a few days, without any farther assistance

      London, J. & P. Knapton; and W. Sandby, 1750.. SECOND EDITION 1750. 12mo, approximately 122 x 75 mm, 4¾ x 3 inches, engraved frontispiece by I. S. Miller after C. D. Moor showing an interior with a chess game in progress, plus a defective folding plate of a chess board (most of the outer half missing), pages: xxiii, [3], 212, errata start on page xxiii and finish on page (2), bound in modern full mottled calf, panelled with lighter leather, gilt raised bands, gilt rules and richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Small pale stain to lower margin of prelims, minute tip missing from upper corner of prelim leaves, small light stain to margin of last 2 leaves in the volume, otherwise contents clean. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce chess book (chessboard plate defective as noted). First published in English in 1656 as The Royall Game of Chesse-play, translated from Trattato del nobilissimo giuoco degli scacchi (c. 1625) by the celebrated Italian chess player Gioachino Greco (c. 1600 &#150; c. 1634), also known as Il Calabrese. Greco is credited with developing some gambits and published this collection of short games to illustrate his theories. ESTC T128171. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The natural history of Barbados. In ten books. By the Reverend Mr. Griffith Hughes, . . . [Large-Paper Issue]

      printed for the author; and sold by most booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, London 1750 - A spectacularly oversized example, with vast margins, of the scarce large-paper issue of perhaps the most important botanical work on Barbados, a book to "place beside Catesby's Natural History" (Hunt), sumptuously produced and beautifully illustrated. Folio: [4], vii, [13], 250, *251-*254, 251-314, [20]pp, complete with 30 full-page copper-engraved plates, many after Georg Dionysius Ehret (1710-1770); folding map of Barbados by Thomas Jeffreys (c.1719-1771), Geographer to King George III; several large engraved headpieces (including 'A Prospect of Bridge-Town in the Island of Barbadoes') and woodcut tailpieces and initials; list of subscribers and a slip containing errata to that list pasted to verso of p.vii (as called for in the Large Paper issue, but without the final errata leaf found in the ordinary paper issue). Rebound to style in three-quarter brown sheep over marbled boards, spine with six raised bands blind-tooled in compartments, original morocco gilt lettering piece laid down. Title page and several preliminary leaves with margins browned and edges expertly strengthened with Japanese tissue. Repaired closed tear to bottom margin of dedication leaf (not affecting text). Offsetting from plates; occasional light foxing or spotting, with somewhat stronger foxing to pp. 4-25 and *251-3 and plates 2 and 3. An excellent copy. Provenance: faded ink stamp of Lehigh University library, dated 1884, with manuscript deaccession note to top of title page (no other library marks anywhere!). Small round former owner's stamp with a monogram 'MB.' References: ESTC Citation No. T147029; Great Flower Books, p.60; Hunt 536; Nissen BBI 950; Sabin 33582; Wood p.393; Calmann Ehret: Flower Painter Extraordinary, p.67. The zoological and botanical plates are each dedicated to a patron or subscriber. Hughes was rector of St. Lucy's parish in Barbados when he observed firsthand or collected reports from the field from "Persons of known Veracity" of every specimen described in his natural history. The work is primarily devoted to the island's botany and dendrology&#151;of its twelve 'books', or chapters (not ten as stated on the title page), eight are dedicated to trees, shrubs, and plants, ordered into chapters according to physical appearance: Nuciferous (nut-bearing), Pomiferous (fruit-bearing), Pruniferous (bearing plum-like fruit), and the like. Hughes provides a physical description of each plant, followed by notes on the edibility of the fruit or nuts and its uses. Also included is a seven-page glossary of "Botanical and Technical Terms," supplied largely by "the accurate Mr. Miller of Chelsea" (presumably Philip Miller, author and foreman of the Chelsea Physic Garden). Among its many original contributions, the book is credited as the first to describe grapefruit and to coin the term 'yellow fever,' although the link to the mosquito came much later. Many of the finely engraved plates, which include depictions of palm trees, bananas, a pineapple, the male and female Pawpaw, some fishes and crustacea, are after drawings by one of the greatest 18th-century botanical painters, G. D. Ehret (Hunt speculates that a number of the unsigned plates may also be by or after Ehret). Each of the 30 plate is dedicated to a different patron and includes an engraved dedication with a coat of arms of the aristocratic or scholarly dedicatee. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History of Barbados.

      London.Printed for the Author. 1750. - folio. 39cm, large paper copy,subscriber's issue, [xiv],vii,[i,],314,[xx],p., [subscriber's list,errata with printed addition laid down, addenda, index], plus largefolding map of Barbados by Thomas Jefferys, 30 copper engraved plates,5 text illustrations, many initial letter and header & tail devices,(including many beautiful elaborate floral devices and a few withvignette views), rebound in quarter tan calf, raised blind ruled bands,gilt titles, marbled boards, some slight transfer but a fine attractivetall copy of the large paper issue ~ The book is handsomely printed,the majority of the plates are finely executed from drawings by the greatplant artist, Georg Dionysius Egret. Each plate bear the arms of one ofHughes' partons. This is a important book on the natural history of oneof the main British colonies in the Caribbean. Hughes spent most of hiscareer in Barbados. He was patronized by English gentlemen in return forsupplying them with seeds. Most of the book is devoted to plants,although there is a section at the end regarding fish. Hughes is believedto have been born in England in 1707 and was a student at St. John'sCollege, Oxford, where he graduated with a B.A. and then M.A. in 1748.He was Rector of St Lucy's, Barbados, and made a fellow of the RoyalSociety in 1750, the year this work was published. Hughes alsocontributed a paper 'Of a Zoophyton resembling the Flower of theMarigold' to the 'Philosophical Transactions' - "A standard work on theearly natural history of the Island". Woods. Casey Woods, p393. CoxII-p219. Nissen 950; Sabin 33582; Hunt 536. Great Flower Books p60.European America 750/168. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das englische Gartenbuch Oder Philipp Millers (Gärtners der preiswürdigen Apothekergesellschaft in dem Kräutergarten zu Chelsea, und Mitgliedes der Königl. Englischen Societät der Wissenschaften), Gärtner-Lexikon, in sich haltend die Art und Weise, wie sowohl der Küchen- Frucht- Blumen- und Kräutergarten, als auch Luftwälder, Glashäuser und Winterungen, nebst dem Weingarten, nach den Regeln der erfahrensten Gärtner jetziger Zeit, zu bauen und zu verbessern seyn: dazu kommet noch die Historie der Pflanzen, der Character und englische Name jedes Geschlechtes, die deutschen und lateinischen Namen aller besondern Sorten, wie auch eine Erklärung der in der Botanick und Gartenkunst gebräuchlichen Kunstwörter, nebst einer den Lehren der besten Naturkündiger gemäß verfaßten, und Gärtnern dienlichen Nachricht, von der Beschaffenheit und dem Nutzen des Barometers, Thermometers und Hygrometers, wie auch von dem Ursprung, den Ursachen, und der Natur der Meteoren, und dem besonderen Einfluß, den die Luft, die Erde, das Feuer und Wasser in das Wachstum der Pflanzen haben. Mit verschiedenen Kupfertafeln gezieret. Nach der fünften, vermehrten und verbesserten Ausgabe, aus dem Englischen, auf das sorgfältigste in das Deutsche übersetzet, von D. Georg Leonhart Huth, der Republik Nürnberg ordentlichem Physico. Erster und zweiter Theil in einem Band. - Dritter Theil, worinnen die in der neuesten Londnischen Ausgabe dieses Werckes befindliche Verbesserungen und Zusätze Nebst Gärtner-Kalender enthalten sind. - Erster und zweiter Teil in einem Band. Dritter Teil in einem Band. - 3 in zwei Bänden.

      Nürnberg, Auf Kosten Johann Georg Lochners, 1750 (erster Teil), 1751 (zweiter Teil) und 1758 (dritter Teil).. Titelkupfer (von A. Nunzer), 5 Blatt mit Titel-Vignette, 548 Seiten mit 3 gefalteten Kupfertafeln (Grundrisse von Glashäusern) . - Teil 2: 2 Blatt, mit Titelvignette, 620 Seiten mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln ("die ordentliche und die grosse Presse"), 4 gestochenen botanischen Tafeln und eine in den Text gestochene Abbildung. Teil 3: 2 Blatt mit Titelvignette, 336 Seiten mit Titel- und Schlussvignette, 2 Blatt Register und 63 Seiten Gärtner-Kalender. Braune Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Lederrückenschildern und echten Bünden (Format 23 x 37 cm). Rot eingefärbter Buchschnitt. Innendeckel von Band 1 mit farbigen, marmorierten Oelpapieren (wahrscheinlich durch spätere Reparatur neu) bezogen. Zweispaltig gedruckt. Folio. (Insgesamt 11 Kupfertafeln, complett!).. Band 1 (erster und zweiter Teil) mit professionell (älter) repariertem Rücken oben und unten, mit Leder unterlegt, Fehlstelle am Originallederbezug oben, Gelenke in der Mitte aufgeplatzt. Rotes Lederrückenschild verblichen. Kanten beschabt, Ecken bestossen und fransig. Zwei unlerserliche ovale Stempel vorn. Titelkupfer mit kleinem Tintenfleck und am rechten Rand mit kleinem Ausriss. Papier kaum gebräunt, fast gar nicht braunfleckig. Die botanischen Tafeln zum Teil stärker gebräunt, die andere Tafeln kaum bzw. nur auf der Rückseite. Satzspiegel stellenweise stärker gebräunt. - Band 2: (dritter Teil) mit Fehlstelle des Oberflächenleders am oberen Buchrücken und unten mit Einriss. Kanten beschabt, Ecken bestossen, das rote Lederrückenschild in Ordnung. Unleserlicher ovaler Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Papier kaum braunfleckig, nur der Statzspiegel stellenweise gebräunt. - Rote Schnittfärbung bei Band 1 etwas verblasst. Handschriftliche Notizen (älter) beigelegt. - Bei Bedarf sende ich mehrere Fotos.

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        Habit du medecin. Caricature, no. 12 in series. C. 1750. 36.5x24cm

      Chiquet, Paris 1750 - Soiling, small tear in lower margin, notch in right margin, mounted with tape. Matted.

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        Dichiarazione istorica teologica dell'Anno Santo

      In Roma, per Generoso Salomoni, 1750 - In 8vo; pp. 18 n.nn., 254. Leather binding. Gilt decorations. Coat of arms of Casa Orsini on both sides. Cm. 21 x 14. Legatura in cuoio avana del secolo decimottavo. fregio dorato inquadra un orso, simbolo dello stemma di Casa Orsini. Stelle dorate agli angoli dei piatti. Tracce d'umido sulla cerniera e sui margini interni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FASCISCULUS EXORCISMORUM, CONJURATIONUM, ORATIONUM, ac Benedictionum contra Procellas, Ventos, Locustas, aliosque Vermes, & Animalia fructuum corrosiva.

      Imp. Hdos. de Martínez. Pamplona, 1750 - . 15 cm. 1 h.,138 pág. Portada con viñeta xilográfica, y grabado de la crucifixión enmarcado en orla en verso de la portada. Enc. en pergamino reciente, lomera rotulada, cierres. Ejemplar restaurado. Anotaciones manuscritas antiguas en la hoja de guardas y en la portada. * Antonio Gascón, nacido en 1604, fue párroco de Huerta. El ejemplar, dedicado a las oraciones y exorcismos que deben proteger los cultivos contra las tormentas, vientos, langostas y otros animales perjudiciales a la agricultura contiene, entre otros: la bendición del pan y otros frutos contra el riesgo de incendio que debía pronunciarse por santa Ágata, una contra el ataque de aves, langostas y similares y los salmos y antífonas que se debían entonar en una procesión para reclamar lluvia. A pesar de que el grueso de la obra es en latín, en la última página se recoge, en español, un "Exorcismo contra las Langostas, y otros qualesquiera animales corrosivos". Palau (100432) recoge esta edición pamplonesa junto a la de Bilbili, aparecida ocho años después, y las vincula a la impresa en 1727 por Luis de Cuesta. CCPB 190113-3. exorcismos, agricultura Hagiografia, miracles, martiris i profecies Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 latín [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gastwirtschaft Stadt London in Göttingen. Vue de l'Allee dans la Ville de Gotting avec la taverne nommee la Ville de Londres.

      Jacques Chereau, Paris um 1750.. Guckkastenblatt. originaler Kupferstich, alt koloriert 26 x 38 cm (Blatt), 22,3 x 35,8 cm (Darstellung), alt montiert auf dünnen Karton.. Kräftig guter Abzug auf Büttenpapier, gutes Kolorit, umlaufend guter Rand, diverse Fleckchen. -

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        Prospect und Grund-Riss der kayserl. Residenz-Stadt Wien mit nebst anligender Gegend und neuen Linien umb die Vorstädt. Kolorierte Kupferstichkarte mit darunterliegender Gesamtansicht.,

      Nürnberg, Hohmann, ca. 1750. - 49 X 57 cm. *Detailkarte, zeigt das Gebiet um Wien mit Donauauen (Wien in der Mitte), kolorierte Kartusche mit Erklärungen rechts oben. Die darunterliegende Ansicht zeigt: "Prospect der kayserl. Residenz-Stadt Wien, wie solche von Mitternacht anzuschauen". Äusserst dekorative Gesamtansicht über die Donau flankiert von allegorischen Figuren. - Riss im Falz fachmännisch restauriert. Ein kleinerer Randausriss und einige Randeinrisse hinterlegt, geringfügig gebräunt, an den Rändern teils auch etwas fingerfleckig. Insgesamt noch gutes und sehr dekoratives Blatt. Sprache: de

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        The Smallest Green Red Indian Parakeet and the Little Black, White and Red Indian Creeper

      1750 - Samuel Dixon, The Smallest Green and Red Indian Parakeet and the Little Black, White and Red Indian Creeper 1750 series, number III 11&#148; x 8 5/8&#148; During the mid-eighteenth century, Irish artist Samuel Dixon invented and popularized a new painting technique known as basso relievo, most notably used to embellish paintings of natural history subjects, especially birds and flowers. This technique used a copper plate to emboss certain areas of a picture, which was then painted with watercolors and highlighted with gouache. The basso relievo paintings of this era are especially unique because the subject of the painting is three-dimensional. Specific parts of the drawing were molded in relief in order to highlight the subject by making it literally stand out from the paper. Dixon published his first set of twelve basso relievo paintings in 1748. The subject of this first set was flowers derived from Nicholas Roberts&#146; Variae ac multiformes florum species appressal, published in Paris in 1670. The set was advertised in Faulkner&#146;s Dublin Journal in 1748 to encourage nobles and members of the upper classes to purchase the works, which Dixon believed to be both stylish and practical. Dixon intended his painting to have a dual function. Not only did he want the paintings to be used as decoration, he also believed that they should be used as models to be imitated by amateur embroiderers and needleworkers. In 1750, Dixon produced a second set of basso relievo paintings. This set of twelve focused on foreign birds whose images were derived from George Edwards&#146; Natural History of Uncommon Birds, published in 1743 and 1751. The work of George Edwards, known as the &#147;Father of British Ornithology,&#148; was also the inspiration for Dixon&#146;s third and final set of basso relievo pictures, Foreign and Domestic Birds, which was devoted to an array of exotic and alluring birds. Interestingly, Dixon did not color his own works. All of the basso relievo pictures were painted by three young artists who lived and worked in Dixon&#146;s home in Dublin. The Dixon paintings are preserved in their original japanned frames, each with a beautiful and lustrously decorated black finish imitating East Asian lacquer. Each of the frames has an inscription on the back, providing the name and a description of the bird. Samuel Dixon undoubtedly brought paintings of birds and flowers into fashion the mid-eighteenth century with these delightful works in the basso relievo style, and other artists imitated his popular technique with much success.

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