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        RHEINSBERG., "Prospect der Haupt Strasse und der beeden befestigten Pläzen in dem Königl. Priz Heinrichischen Schloß Rheinsberg". Ansicht vom Schloßboulevard mit barocker Figurenstaffage.

      Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von G.G. Winckler nach F.O. Eckel, um 1750, 29,5 x 41,5 cm. Augsburger Guckkastenblatt aus der Kaiserlichen Akademie. - Mit breitem Rand in sehr guter Erhaltung. Bra-Me-Po, Guckkastenblatt

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        NUOVO CORSO COMPLETO DI PUBBLICHE COSTRUZIONI. Compilato da Raibell e illustrato da un voluminoso atlante inciso. Prima traduzione italiana con aggiunte, per cura di R. Nicoletti.. 3 Bde. m. Tafelband (compl.).

      2 (50 x 35 cm), X, 399 S., XLVII (Appendice 91 S. (Tavole) VII 442 S. VII 766 S. Tafelbd.:180 Stahlstichtaf., XXXVIII Tafeln davon einige Falttafeln., Privater -HLdr.-Band m. Rückenschild, rundum marmorierter Schnitt, Deckel berieben, etwas fleckig. Innen min stock- und fingerfleckig, teilweise min. wasserrändig. - Il IV vol. è un Atlante che contiene 218 tavv. di cui 39 sono di "aggiunte" e presenta oltre 500 gruppi di figure. Piano dell'opera: "Materiali. Costruzioni e fondazione in generale. Applicazioni alla costruzione delle strade ordinarie e ferrate. Viadotti e ponti fissi di muro, di legno e di metallo, ponti pensili e ponti mobili - Navigazione interna e artificiale, irrigazioni, acquedotti, cloache, pozzi artesiani e assorbenti - Navigazione esterna - Aggiunte concernenti i ponti di legno americani, i ponti di ferro..". L'opera di Sganzin (Metz 1750-1837) ebbe parecchie edizioni e fu tradotta in piu' lingue - Belle legature in mezza pelle con titoli dorati al dorso, piatti marmorizzati -

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        BERLIN. "Berolinum - Berlin". Gesamtansicht vom Schifferbauerdamm über die Spree, im Vordergrund Windmühle sowie große Kartusche mit Wappen und allerlei Kriegsgerät.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich nach F.B. Werner von J.G. Ringlin bei M. Engelbrecht, Augsburg, um 1750, 20 x 30,5 cm. Nicht bei Fauser und Kiewitz; Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 217, Nr. 84 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten". - Mit Reiter und Soldaten staffagierte Ansicht. Im unteren Rand gestochene Erklärungen 1 - 30 in Latein und Deutsch. - In den Rändern gering wasserrandig. - Seltene und dekorative Ansicht in sehr kräftigem Altkolorit.

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        Nieuwe Kaart van T'Ryk van Persie.

      Amsterdam, ca. 1750. - Hand-coloured engraved map (365 x 290 mm). A detailed map of Persia and its adjoining countries. - Well preserved. Not in Tibbetts.

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

      Göttingen, Vandenhoeck 1750. - 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. 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.

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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. - 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. 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Habit de Meusnier'.

      - anonymer Kupferstich b. N. de Larmessin (?), um 1750, 26,5 x 18,5 Müller gekleidet mit seinen Werkzeugen und Produkten. - Sehr selten!

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        Habit de Charron'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. N. de Larmessin, um 1750, 28,5 x 19,5 Wagner gekleidet mit seinen Werkzeugen und Produkten. - Sehr selten - altkoloriert!

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

      London: printed for the author; and sold by most booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1750. First Edition. Three-Quarter Sheep. Near Fine. 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 George III; 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. Faded ink stamp of Lehigh University library, dated 1884, with manuscript deaccession note to top of title page (but no other library marks anywhere). Small round former owner's stamp with monogram 'MB.' 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. Withal, an excellent copy. Sitwell (Great Flower Books), p.60. Hunt 536. Nissen BBI 950. Sabin 33582. Wood (McGill), p.393. Calmann, Ehret: Flower Painter Extraordinary, p.67. 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-of its twelve 'books', or chapters (not ten as stated on the title page), eight are dedicated to trees, shrubs, and plants, ordered 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, 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 or subscriber and includes an engraved coat of arms of the aristocratic or scholarly dedicatee. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        \"Ein Neapolitaner\". Der mutige Rappe wird von einem Bereiter an der Longe auf die Reitbahn geführt.

       Kupferstich von Johann Gottfried Seutter nach Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1750, 24,5 x 32,5 cm. Thienemann 582. - Aus einer reichen Sammlung, welche wir \"Pferderassen, Nationalpferde oder mit Ridinger Nationen-Pferde\" nennen. - Nur in den Rändern minimal fleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Pferde, Tiere

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        Dictionnaire Universel De Commerce D 'Histoire Naturelle et Des Arts Et Metiers

      Chez la Veuve Estienne, PARIGI 1750 - Francese Opera completa: Dictionnaire universel de commerce, d'histoire naturelle, et des arts et metiers. La collana è così composta, 4 tomi, le le belle copertine rigide sono probabilmente ricostituite ad imitazione di biblioteca antica, piatti bruni spugnati, titolo in oro al dorso, modeste le usure, come qualche graffio e marginali tracce d'uso da scaffale, tali da non alterarne l'eccellente aspetto. Le pagine, su carta fabbricata a mano, sono ottimamente preservate, con testo su due colonne, ciascuna impaginato in numeri arabi, lievemente ondulate, rari strappetti e gialliture, poche le ombre di umidità e rare gore, settima edizione riveduta, corretta, e ampiamente argomentata La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

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        Perspectivische Vorstellung des inwendigen Gebäudes, der 1750 den 10. Martz durch einen Wetterstrahl eingeäscherten Neuen Michaelis Kirche in Hamburg. Kupferstich durch Chr. Schönemann nach P. Bernhard.

      Cotius, Hamburg 1750 - Bildgröße: 46,5 x 39 cm. Das Blatt durchgehend gebräunt mit Randläsionen, im Unterrand ( Bildlegende ) mit Knickfalten. - selten - ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Opere Drammatiche del Signo Abate Pietro Metastasio, romano poeta cesareo

      Per Giuseppe de Bonis - Napoli 1750 circa, NAPOLI - Opere Drammatiche del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio romano poeta cesareo ITALIANO Volume della metà del '700 in 12°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, titolo scritto a mano sul dorso, con evidenti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, cerniera e legatura allentate, pagine ben conservate. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami.Volume Quarto della collana Opere Drammatiche del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio romano poeta cesareo. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        The Natural History of Barbados. In Ten Books.

      London:: Printed for the Author; And sold by most Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1750.. Folio 13.75 x 8.75 inches; 349 x 223 mm. [2, title (verso blank)], [2, dedication to Thomas [Hering], Archbishop of Canterbury (verso blank)], vii, [1, Errata], [10, �A List of the Subscribers�], [1, �The Contents�], [1, �Authors Quoted� and �Texts of Scripture Cited or Illustrated�], 250, 251*-254*, 251-314, [7, Explanatory Notes], [1, blank], [4, Addenda], [7, Index], [1, blank] pp. Pages 116 and 117 misnumbered 115 and 116. Large folding engraved map, �A Map of the Island of Barbados,� by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer, and 30 engraved plates (22 of which are botanical) by R. Austen, George Bickham, George Dionys Ehret, and J. Mynde, after Ehret and Bickham. Each of the plates is dedicated to one or more of the subscribers (mainly royalty and peerage). Engraved head-piece vignette, �A Prospect of Bridge-Town in the Island of Barbadoes,� on pages 1, 31, 61, 188, and 251, and engraved head-piece showing a swag of fruit and flowers (at pages 43, 97, 121, and 141). Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials; a2 with clean tear, folding map with short tear into the image (repaired on the verso), and with lower right edge creased, short tear to upper margin of pages 107/108 and 109/110, same location on pl. IV (facing p.111), some offsetting of the plates, with occasional offsetting and bleed-through from text and woodcut tail-pieces. Contemporary calf, spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with six gilt-decorated raised bands and red leather label ruled and lettered in gilt; neatly rebacked, with original spine laid down, binding rubbed and worn. Armorial bookplate of James Dickson Esqr. of Ednam in the County of Roxburgh; early ink ownership inscription at head of title: Kelso Library. A very good copy. First edition. �Not a great deal is known concerning Griffith Hughes. He was born perhaps in Merionethshire about 1707 or 1708 and graduated B.A. and M.A. from St John�s College, Oxford, in 1748. Yet just two years later, while rector of St Lucy�s parish in the north of Barbados, he brought out his Natural History of the island. At that time he was a member of the Royal Society and obviously a competent botanist... The book is one to place beside Catesby�s Natural History (1731[-47]), which also gave some account of West Indian plants, in some instances the same ones, with similar local names. Hughes had an advantage over Catesby in that a majority of the Barbados plates were drawn by Ehret, whereas just three of Catesby�s are from that gifted artist�s hand. Probably several of the unsigned Barbados plates are also by Ehret, for he may have signed only those that he felt were good... The book has many charming features. Not often does a work on natural history contain an index to �Texts of Scripture Cited or Illustrated�. It is the model work by the colonial parson who knows his poets and would know all he can of the flora and fauna among which he has come to dwell. Both in style and in philosophy he is a man of his century� � Hunt. � Women and their use of time are commented on by Hughes, in a passage where he also discusses the function of nature painting using shells: �In the section of his Natural History of Barbados (1750) devoted to shells [pp.267-286], Griffith Hughes defended the inclusion of women in his audience by stating: �I have heard several of the Fair Sex, who are fond of Shell-work, frequently ridiculed, as wasting their Time in a trifling and useless Manner.� On the contrary, he argued, configuring shells into designs not only answered Joseph Addison�s idea of �The Beautiful,� but it particularly suited the �Genius of Women,� who have a facility for putting �Shape and Colour artificially � together.� Moreover, it was so much better than �murdering their Time in Gaming!� � In these remarks [and others], Hughes included women in his audience and in the heterosocial scene of natural history, yet he delineated for them a distinct relationship to nature and to knowledge, associating men with natural philosophy and its central attribute of disinterested curiosity and associated women with imagination, artifice, and the need for improvement�� Susan Scott Parrish, American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the ... � 2012, p.174. � PROVENANCE: James Dickson (1712-1771) �was born in Stichell, the son of a tenant farmer. Aged about fourteen, young James was apprenticed to a saddler in Kelso. However, he seems to have been a high spirited and mischievous young man for he vandalised the Town Well in the Square, (according to one version by polluting it with a dead cat), then fled the town to escape from punishment. The details of his subsequent career are somewhat obscure but by 1739 he was living in London where he carved out a very successful career as a merchant. It is likely that among his activities he was a prize agent dealing with the sale of ships captured during the wars with France and Spain. (At that time enemy ships and their contents were sold and the spoils shared by the men who had captured them.) He probably also did very well from the capture of Havana in Cuba in 1762, as he would later name his house after this event. In the 1760�s James Dickson returned to his native town, now an extremely wealthy man. He immediately began to acquire land in the district including an area beside the River Tweed, between Oven Wynd and the Old Bridge. Here he built himself a handsome town house - Havannah House - employing as his architect one James Nisbet, also a native of Kelso but with a practice in London. He also bought a number of properties in the Square where he had the Cross Keys Hotel erected. Further afield he bought the barony of Broughton near Peebles, and he became Member of Parliament. for a Scottish Burghs seat. In 1765 James Dickson bought the barony of Ednam from the last of the Edmonstone lairds. Thereafter he styled himself Dickson of Ednam and his house in Kelso was renamed Ednam House. As laird he was an enthusiastic improver, draining and enclosing land, building a water powered mill for making woolen cloth, and encouraging the setting up of a brewery business. The village of Ednam was rebuilt, the houses being roofed with pantiles or slates, and its main street is still today as Dickson planned it. His most ambitious project - for a canal from Kelso to Berwick to allow for the easier export of local produce - was never achieved. He was unable to raise the enthusiasm, or the money, from other local landowners and the plan came to nothing. He died in 1771, aged just 59.� � Sitwell, Great Flower Books, p. 104; Hunt 536; McGill/Wood, page 393 (�A standard work on the early natural history of the island�); Jackson p. 369; Nissen, BBI, 950; Pritzel 4319; Sabin 33582.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, b. M. Seutter, "Tabulae Geographicae Principatus Brandenburg, Culmb. sive Baruthini. Pars superior cum adjacentibus Regionibus .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, n. J.A. Riedinger, um 1750, 56,5 x 49 (H) Cartographica Bavariae p. 98f und Abb 71. Unten rechts die Titelkartusche m. gekröntem Adler und fig. Allegorien. Zeigt Oberfranken um Hof, Kulmbach, Bayreuth und Wunsiedel, im Norden bis Ludwigsstadt, im Süden bis Hersbruck; sehr dekorative Karte.

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        A View of the Common Fishing Place on the Arno without St. Fredians Gate at Florence.

      London. R. Sayer. 1750. Copperplate engraving, handcolored, plate mark 11 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches on sheet 14 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches. Faint toning to paper edge (not affecting image), printer's crease at lower edge, very good condition. Giuseppe Zocchi (Joseph Zocchi) (1711 or 1717 to 1767) was an Italian painter and printmaker, known for his impressive views of Florence, Italy. A collection of engravings of the views was published in 1744 under the title Scelta di XXIV vedute delle principali contrade, piazze, chiese, e palazzi della citta di Firenze, with subsequent later editions. This 1750 British copperplate engraving after a Zocchi view has rather crude but likely contemporaneous hand coloring, the skies being embellished with a strong gouache blue. The publication line beneath the title reads: London Printed for R. Sayers Map & Printseller opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street. - And J. Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside.

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        A Compleat History of the Piratical States of Barbary, viz. Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and Morocco. Containing The Origin, Revolutions, and present State of these Kingdoms, their Forces, Revenues, Policy, and Commerce. Illustrated with a Plan of Algiers, and a Map of Barbary. By a Gentleman who resided there many Years in a public Character.

      London: Printed for R. Griffiths, 1750 - Octavo (208 x 125 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label to spine, edges speckled red. Extremities rubbed, spine ends worn, label a little chipped, front board marked and rear board scuffed, endpapers browned from turn-ins, contents lightly foxed, natural paper flaw to lower corner of leaf D3 and small chip to upper edge of leaf F5, overall a very good copy. 2 engraved folding plates, one a map of the Kingdom of Algiers, the other a landscape showing the city and harbour. Bookplate of the Wolfe family of Forenaughts to front pastedown, ownership inscription of Philpot Wolfe to title page. First edition thus of this English translation of Jacques Philippe Laugier de Tassy's Histoire du royaume d'Alger (1725), originally published in 1728-9 under the title A Complete History of Algiers, here published with additional matter. It is widely held that Joseph Morgan (fl. 1707-1739) is the author of this translation. As vice-consul in Algiers during the early eighteenth century, Morgan "became deeply involved in ransoming his countrymen at the same time that he could observe the dynamics of captive-taking by the North Africans. In his numerous writings about Algiers and the 'piratical states', Morgan gave voice to the Muslim responsa, asking the questions that Algerians (and others) must have raised when Europeans denounced them for piracy . For the first time, an English writer was articulating the colonial ideology that was emerging at the same time that he was denouncing the deeds of early modern Europeans" (Matar, pp. 192-3). This copy is from the library of Philpot Wolfe (1726-1775), a member of the Irish nobility whose family estate, Forenaughts, had been located on the outskirts of Naas, County Kildare since the late 17th century. Wolfe served the county in various posts, including as High Sherriff, Captain of the Militia, Collector of the Revenue, and Sub-Commissioner of Excise. See National Maritime Museum Catalogue, vol. 4, 387; Nabil Matar, British Captives from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1563-1760. BRILL, 2014. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Natural History of Barbados. In Ten Books.

      Printed for the Author; And sold by most Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1750., London: - Folio 13.75 x 8.75 inches; 349 x 223 mm. [2, title (verso blank)], [2, dedication to Thomas [Hering], Archbishop of Canterbury (verso blank)], vii, [1, Errata], [10, "A List of the Subscribers"], [1, "The Contents"], [1, "Authors Quoted" and "Texts of Scripture Cited or Illustrated"], 250, 251*-254*, 251-314, [7, Explanatory Notes], [1, blank], [4, Addenda], [7, Index], [1, blank] pp. Pages 116 and 117 misnumbered 115 and 116. Large folding engraved map, "A Map of the Island of Barbados," by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer, and 30 engraved plates (22 of which are botanical) by R. Austen, George Bickham, George Dionys Ehret, and J. Mynde, after Ehret and Bickham. Each of the plates is dedicated to one or more of the subscribers (mainly royalty and peerage). Engraved head-piece vignette, "A Prospect of Bridge-Town in the Island of Barbadoes," on pages 1, 31, 61, 188, and 251, and engraved head-piece showing a swag of fruit and flowers (at pages 43, 97, 121, and 141). Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials; a2 with clean tear, folding map with short tear into the image (repaired on the verso), and with lower right edge creased, short tear to upper margin of pages 107/108 and 109/110, same location on pl. IV (facing p.111), some offsetting of the plates, with occasional offsetting and bleed-through from text and woodcut tail-pieces. Contemporary calf, spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with six gilt-decorated raised bands and red leather label ruled and lettered in gilt; neatly rebacked, with original spine laid down, binding rubbed and worn. Armorial bookplate of James Dickson Esqr. of Ednam in the County of Roxburgh; early ink ownership inscription at head of title: Kelso Library. A very good copy. First edition. "Not a great deal is known concerning Griffith Hughes. He was born perhaps in Merionethshire about 1707 or 1708 and graduated B.A. and M.A. from St John’s College, Oxford, in 1748. Yet just two years later, while rector of St Lucy’s parish in the north of Barbados, he brought out his Natural History of the island. At that time he was a member of the Royal Society and obviously a competent botanist. The book is one to place beside Catesby’s Natural History (1731[-47]), which also gave some account of West Indian plants, in some instances the same ones, with similar local names. Hughes had an advantage over Catesby in that a majority of the Barbados plates were drawn by Ehret, whereas just three of Catesby’s are from that gifted artist’s hand. Probably several of the unsigned Barbados plates are also by Ehret, for he may have signed only those that he felt were good. The book has many charming features. Not often does a work on natural history contain an index to ‘Texts of Scripture Cited or Illustrated’. It is the model work by the colonial parson who knows his poets and would know all he can of the flora and fauna among which he has come to dwell. Both in style and in philosophy he is a man of his century" – Hunt. Women and their use of time are commented on by Hughes, in a passage where he also discusses the function of nature painting using shells: "In the section of his Natural History of Barbados (1750) devoted to shells [pp.267-286], Griffith Hughes defended the inclusion of women in his audience by stating: ‘I have heard several of the Fair Sex, who are fond of Shell-work, frequently ridiculed, as wasting their Time in a trifling and useless Manner.’ On the contrary, he argued, configuring shells into designs not only answered Joseph Addison’s idea of ‘The Beautiful,’ but it particularly suited the ‘Genius of Women,’ who have a facility for putting ‘Shape and Colour artificially together.’ Moreover, it was so much better than ‘murdering their Time in Gaming!’ In these remarks [and others], Hughes included women in his audience and in the heterosocial scene of natural history, yet he delineated for them a distinct relationship to nature and to knowledge, associating men with natural ph [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Architektur von 1750-1850.

      Mit 102 Tafeln. Die so genannte erste Serie mit 102 Lichtdrucktafeln in der Größe 36 x 26 cm (leicht variierend je Tafel), davon 22 farbig. Enthält Stadtansichten von Augsburg (8), Bamberg (5), Basel (2), Bayreuth (1), Berlin, (5), Bern (1), Cassel (5), Erfurt (1), Esslingen (2), Frankfurt a.M. (8), Karlsruhe (6), Leipzig (2), Ludwigsburg (9), München (9), Nürnberg (5), Potsdam (6), Stettin (1), Stuttgart (16), Ulm (2), Weimar (3) und Würzburg (5). Ein sauberes und gutes Exemplar, doch sind zwei Tafeln von einem Wasserfleck am unteren linken Rand betroffen (jeweils nur am Rand der Beschriftung, nicht im Bild selbst) und einige Seiten leicht fingerfleckig, jedoch ebenfalls nicht auf den Lichtdrucken selbst. Außerdem ist die rechte obere Ecke im kompletten Exemplar mit einem leichten Knick versehen, der aber nicht bis zum Bildrand geht. Der Einband nur leicht berieben. Siehe Foto. Wenn Sie weitere Informationen wünschen.... MwSt 7% Wenn Sie weitere Bilder wünschen, schreiben Sie uns eine Email, wir schicken Ihnen dann die gewünschten Motive zu.

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        A Compleat History of the Piratical States of Barbary viz. Aglers, Tunis, Tripoli and Morocco. Containing The Origin, Revolutions and prefent State of thefe Kingdom, their Forces, Revenues, Policy and Commerce

      Printed for R Griffiths, London 1750 - xiv+368 pages with one folding maps and folding plan. Octavo (8" x 5") bound in full leather with five raised spine bands and red label in gilt lettering to spine and gilt decorative cover with gilt spine ends. translated by Joseph Morgan. (Querard, IV, 614 - Playfair, n ° 220 - Chadenat, n ° 896) later edition first published in English in 1725. This work is an influential description of Algeria, first published in 1725 in French, and expanded here with a detailed list of 73 Dutch ships captured by Algerian pirates. Algeria was at this time nominally ruled by the Ottoman Empire, but retained a great deal of independence in practice. The work begins with a description of the various in habitants, including separate chapters on the Arabic and Turkish populations, followed by chapters on its architecture, military, navy, politics, slavery, trade etc. It was written by the Jacques Philippe Laugier de Tassy, a former diplomat in Algeria and at this date commissioner of the French navy and consul in the Netherlands. It was translated into English as A complete history of the piratical states of Barabry, a title that emphasized the notorious Algerian pirates. "Barbary" was not always a unified political entity. From the 16th century onwards, it was divided into the political entities of the Regency of Algiers, Tunis, and Tripolitania (Tripoli). Major rulers during the times of the Barbary states' plundering parties included the Pasha or Dey of Algiers, the Bey of Tunis and the Bey of Tripoli. Before then, the territory was usually divided between Ifriqiya, Morocco, and a west-central Algerian state centered on Tlemcen or Tiaret. Powerful Berber dynasties such as the Almohads (12th century) and briefly thereafter the Hafsids, occasionally unified it for short periods. From a European perspective its "capital" or chief city was often considered to be Tripoli in modern-day Libya, although Marrakesh in Morocco was the largest and most important Berber city at the time. In addition, Algiers in Algeria and Tangiers in Morocco were also sometimes seen as the "capital". Condition: folding plate with neat repairs, contemporary calf, gilt, upper joint repaired but splitting again, lower joint tender, spine a little rubbed with slight loss to extremities else about a very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unpublished Scholarly Manuscript, "Phisica Doar" [Dissertation on Physics], Written in the Mid to Late Eighteenth Century on Aristotelian Physics and on Significant Subsequent Theories from Early Modern Europe.

      France, circa 1750-1790., 1750. Scholarly latin manuscript, being a compendium of ancient knowledge and theses from the scientific revolution, presenting numerous topics debated in the writer's day, including, in part, astronomy, the physical or natural being, mind-body dualism, metaphysics, gravity, light, earth, meteors, weights and measurement. 8vo. 456 pages in manuscript. All text is in Latin. Illustrated with approximately one dozen in-text manuscript diagrams; occasional spaces were designated for diagrams but not drawn. Bound in a fine recent leather binding representative of the period, with four raised bands, gilt tooling, and red title label to spine. Volume measures approximately 12 x 17 x 3 cm. Mild age-toning, otherwise in very good condition, beautifully preserved, clean and bright, a fine and scarce example of eighteenth century academica. Aristotelian physics, which is the earliest known speculative theory of physics, prevailed for almost two millennia. Following the work of pioneer scientists such as Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Galileo, Descartes and Newton (at least three of whom named in the present volume), it became generally accepted that Aristotelian physics was neither correct nor viable. Nonetheless, Aristotle's hypotheses survived as a scholastic pursuit well into the seventeenth century. The scholar who wrote the present work is unidentified, though he puts forth a purposeful exposition and outstanding deliberation of Antiquity's greatest philosopher's work, further examining the revolutionary progress of sixteenth to seventeenth philosophers and scientists, and thoroughly speculating the validity of numerous concepts, with thesis after thesis, including his own learned views. To a large extent he seems to follow the format of an important work titled "Physica speculatio" written by respected Spanish philosopher Alonso Gutiérrez (also known as Alonso de la Vera Cruz) and published in 1557 in the capital [Mexico City] of New Spain. "Physica speculatio" was the first published work in America to specifically address the study of physics, and was written to teach the students of the Real University of Mexico. Alonso's "Physica speculatio" was also in essence an investigation and exhibition of physical science, largely drawing from the philosophical perspective of Aristotle and also Middle Ages tradition. It contained books, or sections, titled which corresponded directly to the Aristotelian works. Each book was divided in Speculations (a particular study) which formed individual chapters. Alonso presented his work according to the traditional scholastic method, proposing first the opinion or negative affirmation, contrary to the thesis that it would sustain, and afterwards the positive, with foundations and explanations. Similarly, the writer of the present manuscript is divided into "Disputao" [disputations, discussions]. He introduces a scientific concept, with at least one thesis, often several in fact, followed by questions and contemplations, and finally his conclusion. The first part of Alonso's book discussed subjects treated by Aristotle in his eight books of physics, as they are the essence of the physical or natural being, including movement, infinity, the extension, space, time, primary impulse, and so forth. The second part treated the subjects of generation and corruption of living beings, of the mixed and composed being, of the primary qualities and of the elements and their properties. The third part exposed early beliefs about meteors, the stars and their influence on humans, theories on atmosphere, comets, tides, and other atmospheric phenomena. In addition, we find a disputation on the philosophy of René Decartes' mind-body dualism. An influential French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist in his own right, many elements of Descartes (1596-1650) have precedents in late Aristotelianism. Pages 151 to 171 observe the acceleration of gravity [Newton's Second Law - introduced in his Principia in 1687]. Three pages discuss venom or poison, and medical antidote - "De vi venenatica, antidotica et medicatrice". Pages 428-444 of the present manuscript comprise theories centered on ethereal concepts, such as existence, spirituality, angels, the perfect God, in other words metaphysics, the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space. The final pages contemplate morals, virtues, and the beatitudes.. Manuscript.

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        Pianta della Città di Napoli

      Napoli 1750 - La pianta di Napoli realizzata dai francesi Jolivet & Gravier rappresenta il capostipite di una serie di piante della città. Realizzata entro i consueti limiti cartografici canonici di Mergellina e del ponte della Maddalena, sebbene la città si fosse espansa, ha rappresentato un notevole onere nei rilievi topografici. Un lavoro ben superiore ed importante per essere classificato solamente come un mero tentativo di commercializzazione. La pianta comprende ne 136 numeri di leggenda. Il Gravier, era un noto editore francese napoletano di adozione. Pertanto non può sorprendere il fatto che la pianta si diffuse sopratutto nell'ambiente francese della città. Il presente esemplare differisce da quello pubblicato nel Pane & Valerio per il titolo in basso e la mancanza della cornice ornamentale. Il fatto che la legenda in basso sia stampata su un foglio di carta a parte poi applicato nella stampa lascia presupporre che si tratti di uno sttao antecedente della pianta o di una prova di stampa. Incisione in rame, margini aggiunti, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. G. Pane - V. Valerio, "La città di Napoli tra vedutismo e cartografia", p. 237/9, 100. Dimensioni 715 455mm

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        Trattato della sfera ed introduzione alla navigazione per uso de' piloti.

      Recurti,, Venezia, 1750 - In 4? (mm 265x2195); pagg. XII, 240 con 27 tavole fuori testo incise in rame rip., di cui l'ultima firmata da Giuseppe Filosi. Legatura in piena pelle marmorizzata, titolo in oro su tassello in marocchino senape; tagli marezzati. Prima edizione di questo non comune trattato astronomico e di navigazione. Riccardi defininisce l'opera come uno dei migliori trattati di nautica matematica del '700. Le tavole traffigurano sfere celesti, eclittiche, sistema solare secondo i maggiori astronomi, rose dei venti, bussole ed altro. Pagnini, di famiglia lucchese, nacque a Malta e fu professore di idrografia al servizio dell'Ordine dei Cavalieri di Malta.Bell'esemplare a pieni margini lievemente fiorito e piccolo alone alla pega centrale all'inizio del tomo. Riccardi, I, 236. scienze.

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        [ANSON] Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV

      tiré des journaux & autres papiers de ce seigneur, & publié par Richard Walter ... ; orné de cartes & de figures en taille douce ; traduit de l'anglois. A Geneve : Chez Barrillot et fils, 1750. Second French translation. Quarto, full vellum, spine lettered in black with sepia wash, all edges stained red, title page in red and black with vignette engraving, pp xxiv (preface and table of contents); 363, [1] (directions to the binder), 34 folding engraved plates, many of them maps (a couple with old tape repairs), a very good, crisp copy in a continental vellum binding. Translation by Élie de Joncourt of Anson and Walter's A voyage around the world (1748). Anson's circumnavigation was significant in that it provided much valuable navigational information crucial to the success of Cook's voyages in the South Seas. After a series of disasters, Anson's initial squadron of six warships and two supply ships was reduced to just three by the time he entered the Pacific from Cape Horn. After sacking the Spanish port of Paita in Peru, he sailed across the Pacific to Macau with all remaining crew on his own ship, the Centurion. He then successfully followed the orders given to him by the Admiralty to seek out Spanish galleons laden with gold en route from Mexico to the Philippines, when he captured Nuestra Senora de Covadonga, carrying 1.3 million pieces of eight. Anson sold the gold in Macau and returned to England, arriving there in mid 1744. One of the important legacies of Anson and Walter's narrative was the description of the breadfruit tree, the benefits of which Anson's crew enjoyed whilst sojourning in the Ladrone Islands (Marianas). Along with Dampier's earlier account of this fruit, Anson's information was the main stimulus behind the Admiralty's brief for Bligh's expedition in the Bounty in 1787, the purpose of which was to transport breadfruit to the West Indies for propagation.

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        La Jurisprudence du Haynaut Francois: Contenant les Coutumes.

      1750 - Commentaries on the Coutumes of Hainault Dumees, Antoine Francois Joseph [1722-1765], Editor. La Jurisprudence du Haynaut Francois, Contenant les Coutumes de la Province et les Ordonnances de nos Rois dans Leur Ordre Naturel, Avec les Formules des Principaux Actes. Douai: Chez Jacques-Fr. Willerval, 1750. [i], 448, [6] pp. Quarto (10" x 8"). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, edges rouged. Some rubbing to extremities, minor chipping to spine ends. Some toning to text, minor dampspotting in places, internally clean. $500. * Only edition. This is an analytical commentary on the coutumes of Hainault, which is now divided between France and Belgium. The editor was "Procureur du Roi de la Ville d'Avesnes," and the author of Annales Belgiques. Gouron & Terrin, Bibliographie des Coutumes de France 1023. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Habit de Serrurier'.

      - anonymer Kupferstich b. N. de Larmessin (?), um 1750, 26,5 x 18,5 Schlosser gekleidet mit seinen Arbeitsgeräten. - Sehr selten!

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        Habit de Ceunturier".

      - Kupferstich v. N. de L Armessin, um 1750, 25,5 x 18.5 (H) Colas 1779. Lipperheide 1971. Sehr selten! - Der Verkäufer ist quasi bekleidet mit seinen Produkten und behängt mit seinem Arbeitsmaterial. - Hier die spätere Ausgabe ohne Landschaftshintergrund.

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        Willige verkoopinge, op maandag den 8. april, 1771. ten huize van Arnoldus Dankmeyer, ... van een partytje obligatien ten lasten van eenige planters in de colonie van Suriname, ten comptoire van de heeren Herman van de Poll en Comp., en de Heer G.H. de Wilde, als meede op de Deensche Americaansche eylanden, St. Croix, St. Thomas en St. Jan, ten comptoire van de heeren Abraham ter Borch en zoonen: alle in blanco.Amsterdam, Hendrik Willem Dronsberg, 1771. 1mo broadsheet (59.5 x 48.5 cm).

      Not in NCC; for the circumstances, see: A. van Stipriaan, Surinaams contrast: roofbouw en overleven in een Caraïbische plantage-economie, 1750-1863 (1993), pp. 205-225. Only copy located of a broadsheet announcing the sale of bonds funding plantation owners in Suriname and the Danish West Indies sold by the Cornelis Dom, a broker specialized in bonds, loans, realty and furniture. These bonds were issued during the height of these investments and here sold just two years before the Amsterdam stock market crash of 1773 which dealt a severe blow to the plantation economy.These funds were established under the supervision of a fund manager, in this case Herman van de Poll & Co., G.H. de Wilde and Abraham ter Borch & sons, primarily funding new coffee plantations of inexperienced planters, including some who spent a large sum on luxurious accommodations. But Van de Poll let the planters' debts rise far above the total amount mortgaged. The debtors had to pay interest on the entire debt while the investors only received interest on the amount mortgaged, resulting in unaccounted profit for the fund manager Van de Poll, who was supposed to receive only the transaction commission.Formerly folded in eight and some minor creases in the margins, otherwise in very good condition especially considering its ephemeral nature.

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        A Compleat History of the Piratical States of Barbary, viz. Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and Morocco.

      London: Printed for R. Griffiths,, 1750. Containing The Origin, Revolutions, and present State of these Kingdoms, their Forces, Revenues, Policy, and Commerce. Illustrated with a Plan of Algiers, and a Map of Barbary. By a Gentleman who resided there many Years in a public Character. Octavo (208 x 125 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label to spine, edges speckled red. 2 engraved folding plates, one a map of the Kingdom of Algiers, the other a landscape showing the city and harbour. Bookplate of the Wolfe family of Forenaughts to front pastedown, ownership inscription of Philpot Wolfe to title page. Extremities rubbed, spine ends worn, label a little chipped, front board marked and rear board scuffed, endpapers browned from turn-ins, contents lightly foxed, natural paper flaw to lower corner of leaf D3 and small chip to upper edge of leaf F5, overall a very good copy. First edition thus of this English translation of Jacques Philippe Laugier de Tassy's Histoire du royaume d'Alger (1725), originally published in 1728-9 under the title A Complete History of Algiers, here published with additional matter. It is widely held that Joseph Morgan (fl. 1707-1739) is the author of this translation. As vice-consul in Algiers during the early eighteenth century, Morgan "became deeply involved in ransoming his countrymen at the same time that he could observe the dynamics of captive-taking by the North Africans. In his numerous writings about Algiers and the 'piratical states', Morgan gave voice to the Muslim responsa, asking the questions that Algerians (and others) must have raised when Europeans denounced them for piracy ... For the first time, an English writer was articulating the colonial ideology that was emerging at the same time that he was denouncing the deeds of early modern Europeans" (Matar, pp. 192-3). This copy is from the library of Philpot Wolfe (1726-1775), a member of the Irish nobility whose family estate, Forenaughts, had been located on the outskirts of Naas, County Kildare since the late 17th century. Wolfe served the county in various posts, including as High Sherriff, Captain of the Militia, Collector of the Revenue, and Sub-Commissioner of Excise.

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        THE MORAL AND POLITICAL WORKS OF THOMAS HOBBES OF MALMESBURY (FIRST EDITION)

      Folio 1750 - The Moral and Political Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, Never Before Collected Together by Thomas Hobbes. FIRST EDITION. Published by Folio in the year MDCCL (1750). A RARE book. this is the first complete, collected edition of Hobbes’s English works. Comes with a panel identifying this copy as coming from Lord Orrery’s library, with his bookplate and inscription on the front endpaper. Contemporary full calf, extra-gilt spine with raised bands. Front and back boards intact. There are raised, wave-like lines that run left to right of the pages and can be seen in the photographs; we are unsure what to attribute this to. This is a large book weighing 6lb. 11oz. Approximate measurements in inches are as follows: Length= 14’’; Width= 9.5’’; Height= 2.5’’. This book will require additional shipping to addresses outside of the USA. An invoice for the exact amount will be promptly calculated and sent to you after purchase. Book will be shipped in protective material, etc. Insurance for total cost of book will be included (no cost to buyer), plus signature confirmation to most addresses within the United States through USPS. If you want special shipping services let us know and we will send you an invoice with the price difference included. LOOK AT OUR REAL PICTURES: YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! WE ONLY USE REAL PHOTOGRAPHS FOR EACH BOOK THAT WE SELL! BEWARE OF OTHERS WHO USE SO-CALLED "stock images." When you buy from Lawson & Eicksteadt Enterprises what you see in the photographs is what will be shipped to your address! DO NOT SETTLE FOR A LOWER STANDARD WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR BOOK COLLECTION! WE SUPPORT OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN AND WILL GLADLY SHIP TO UNITED STATES APO/FPO/DPO ADDRESSES: additional shipping rates (if any) will be calculated and paid by the buyer. Most orders ship within 24-48 business hours. All orders ship within 3 business days! For large credit card purchases, we suggest calling your credit card company and pre-authorizing the purchase so that your order is not erroneously declined by your credit card company. Be sure to check out our seller page: we have many rare/collector books that will be continuously added to our inventory. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MINIATURE CELESTIAL GLOBE CIRCA 1747.

      CUSHEE, Richard. London circa 1747. Miniature celestial globe, no maker's mark, approx 7 cm diameter (23.2 cm circumference). 12 printed paper gores laid over a core. New brass axis rod and leather washers, mounted in original brass scale. Now contained in a purpose made box, marbled paper covered. We attribute this miniature celestial globe to Richard Cushee, a London globe maker. We have found a similar globe with its brass stand dated 1747 giving us an approximate date for this example. Cushee worked closely with the instrument maker Thomas Wright who probably made orreries and quadrants, as well as the brass armatures and stands often found mounting similar terrestrial and celestial globes. Adverts for Cushee and Wright show where they worked in London : "New and Correct Globes according to the latest Observations. Made and Sold by Richard Cushee at the Globe and Sun between St. Dunstan's Church & Chancery Lane and Tho: Wright Instrument-maker to His Majesty at the Orrery and Globe near Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, London. Estates Survey'd Also Maps Drawn and Engrav'd." Richard Cushee was certainly at the Globe & Sun in Fleet St. in 1732 . Condition of the globe is generally Very Good. There are a few areas where the varnish has worn away without damaging the gores , and one tiny area where the paper is lacking. We have remounted the globe in a box to display and protect it with a reproduced label for Cushee and Wright .We have seen similar globes mounted in boxes, on wooden and brass stands, and contained in fish skin cases.

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        "Phisica" - Aristotelian Physics

      France, circa 1750-1790. "Phisica Doar" [Dissertation on Physics]. Unpublished scholarly manuscript written in the mid to late eighteenth century on Aristotelian physics and on significant subsequent theories from Early modern Europe, being a compendium of ancient knowledge and theses from the scientific revolution, presenting numerous topics debated in the writer's day, including, in part, astronomy, the physical or natural being, mind-body dualism, metaphysics, gravity, light, earth, meteors, weights and measurement. 8vo. 456 pages in manuscript. All text is in Latin. Illustrated with approximately one dozen in-text manuscript diagrams; occasional spaces were designated for diagrams but not drawn. Bound in a fine recent leather binding representative of the period, with four raised bands, gilt tooling, and red title label to spine. Volume measures approximately 12 x 17 x 3 cm. A fine and scarce example of eighteenth century academica. Aristotelian physics, which is the earliest known speculative theory of physics, prevailed for almost two millennia. Following the work of pioneer scientists such as Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Galileo, Descartes and Newton (at least three of whom named in the present volume), it became generally accepted that Aristotelian physics was neither correct nor viable. Nonetheless, Aristotle's hypotheses survived as a scholastic pursuit well into the seventeenth century. The scholar who wrote the present work is unidentified, though he puts forth a purposeful exposition and outstanding deliberation of Antiquity's greatest philosopher's work, further examining the revolutionary progress of sixteenth to seventeenth philosophers and scientists, and thoroughly speculating the validity of numerous concepts, with thesis after thesis, including his own learned views. Outlining his aim, his introduction begins as follows: "Ventum e ad Eam pphiae partem que naatis ant phisica dici solet... arcane Contemplani nostra obiicit, postum loa intellectum instruxit regulis... Scientiarum inquisitior mens... methaphisica, magis abstratus spectant, doctrinae ordo... methodus postulat ut ad particularia descendam corporum naam, ppia, proprietates que contemplemur." [Roughly translated into English: From... customary philosophies of scientists... contemplating our arcane objects, to understand the foundation of our instruction and rules... investigative scientific minds... metaphysics, in-depth abstract observations, stages of knowledge, methods of postulation and in particular the descent of objects, philosophies, proprietary contemplations.] To a large extent he seems to follow the format of an important work titled "Physica speculatio" written by respected Spanish philosopher Alonso Gutiérrez (also known as Alonso de la Vera Cruz) and published in 1557 in the capital [Mexico City] of New Spain. "Physica speculatio" was the first published work in America to specifically address the study of physics, and was written to teach the students of the Real University of Mexico. Alonso's "Physica speculatio" was also in essence an investigation and exhibition of physical science, largely drawing from the philosophical perspective of Aristotle and also Middle Ages tradition. It contained books, or sections, titled which corresponded directly to the Aristotelian works. Each book was divided in Speculations (a particular study) which formed individual chapters. Alonso presented his work according to the traditional scholastic method, proposing first the opinion or negative affirmation, contrary to the thesis that it would sustain, and afterwards the positive, with foundations and explanations. Similarly, the writer of the present manuscript is divided into "Disputao" [disputations, discussions]. He introduces a scientific concept, with at least one thesis, often several in fact, followed by questions and contemplations, and finally his conclusion. The first part of Alonso's book discussed subjects treated by Aristotle in his eight books of physics, as they are the essence of the physical or natural being, including movement, infinity, the extension, space, time, primary impulse, and so forth. * The present manuscript discusses movement from pages 103 to 264; other terms identified are contraction, refraction, condensation, shattering, circular and spiral movement, elasticity, descent, acceleration, water displacement, effects of heating and cooling, light, colour, sound, magnetic electricity, and more. The second part treated the subjects of generation and corruption of living beings, of the mixed and composed being, of the primary qualities and of the elements and their properties. * Chimicorum (chemical composition) begins on page 15 of the present manuscript, De Unione Compositi (compound union) on page 58, De Mutationibus Corporis naatis (changes in the Body) page 65, mutation and propagation on pages 70-71, for examples of further synonymous format. The third part exposed early beliefs about meteors, the stars and their influence on humans, theories on atmosphere, comets, tides, and other atmospheric phenomena. * Page 265 of the present manuscript appears to be the start of such celestial subject matter; page 280 discussing air; page 294 beginning a study on 'Meteoris', and continuing systematically with subjects of astronomy, page 327 containing the writer's first of four planetary orbit diagrams headed 'Sistema Copernicum' followed by the 'Sistema Tyconium' and 'Sistema Ricciolo.' In the fourth part Alonso commented on "De Anima" [On the Soul] which is a major treatise on the nature of living things, written by Aristotle c.350 B.C.E.. Today alternatively referred to as the "lifesource", this was a philosophy on the intrinsic capacity of plants and animals for nourishment and reproduction, and the rational soul of humans who are further endowed with intellect. Alonso's Physica speculatio concluded with some reflections on the treatise "De Caelo" [The Sky] by Aristotle. * Pages 361-427 in the present manuscript examine Aristotle's theory of the souls. A brief section also addresses this matter, beginning on page 335. In addition, we find a disputation on the philosophy of René Decartes' mind-body dualism. An influential French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist in his own right, many elements of Descartes (1596-1650) have precedents in late Aristotelianism. Pages 151 to 171 observe the acceleration of gravity [Newton's Second Law - introduced in his Principia in 1687]. Three pages discuss venom or poison, and medical antidote - "De vi venenatica, antidotica et medicatrice". Pages 428-444 of the present manuscript comprise theories centered on ethereal concepts, such as existence, spirituality, angels, the perfect God, in other words metaphysics, the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space. The final pages contemplate morals, virtues, and the beatitudes. A superlative, erudite treatise, presenting and debating the indispensable knowledge and philosophies from which modern science derives its foundation and principles. Aristotle (384-322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government, and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. On physical science, Aristotle's views virtually shaped medieval scholarship. Their influence extended from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages into the Renaissance, and were not replaced systematically until the Enlightenment and theories such as classical mechanics. In metaphysics, Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Judeo-Islamic philosophical and theological thought during the Middle Ages and continues to influence Christian theology, especially the Neoplatonism of the Early Church and the scholastic tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. Aristotle was well known among medieval Muslim intellectuals and revered as "The First Teacher". His ethics, though always influential, gained renewed interest with the modern advent of virtue ethics. All aspects of Aristotle's philosophy continue to be the object of active academic study today. Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was a Renaissance and Reformation era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe, likely independently of Aristarchus of Samos, who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier. The publication of Copernicus' model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), just before his death in 1543, was a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making an important contribution to the Scientific Revolution. Tycho Brahe, born Tyge Ottesen Brahe (1546-1601), was a Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. He was born in the then Danish peninsula of Scania. Well known in his lifetime as an astronomer, astrologer and alchemist, he has been described as "the first competent mind in modern astronomy to feel ardently the passion for exact empirical facts." His observations were some five times more accurate than the best available observations at the time. Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598-1671) was an Italian astronomer and a Catholic priest in the Jesuit order. He is known, among other things, for his experiments with pendulums and with falling bodies, for his discussion of 126 arguments concerning the motion of the Earth, and for introducing the current scheme of lunar nomenclature.

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        La Judée ou Terre Sainte divisée en ses douze Tribus. Par le Sr. Robert, Géographe du Roi, avec privilège, 1750 [Avec :] Carte de la Terre de Canaan ou Terre Promise à Abraham et à sa Postérité.

      1 carte sous encadrement verre et bois au format 76 x 65 cm (format du cadre), le format apparent de la carte, sous marie-louise, est de 61 x 50,5 cm, frontières rehaussée en couleur, 1750 Bel état pour cette belle carte ancienne de Terre Sainte, déjà encadrée. A saisir. Français

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        Taschenbuch für das Carneval. Erstes Jahr. - Le carnaval ou representation d'une collection d'habits de masques. L'an premier. Leipzig, Friedrich August Leo, 1804. 16mo? (14 x10.5 cm). With 12 numbered engraved plates by Friedrich Wilhelm Nettling, all coloured by a contemporary hand. Original publisher's paperboards, printed from an engraved plate and hand-coloured.

      Baumgärtel, Die Almanache, Kalender und Taschenbücher 1750-1860 der Landesbibliothek Coburg, p. 32; Köhring 111; WorldCat (3 copies). Very rare, first and only published part of a series of hand-coloured carnival costume plates, each of the 12 with a letterpress description in German and French. Only plates 9 and 10 bear the name of the German draughtsman and engraver Friedrich Wilhelm Nettling, best known for his portrait of Bach, but all may have been engraved by him. The mostly comical or farcical plates illustrate a fairy with her ??entourage, a Chinese man, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, a group of beast people and many other extraordinary figures. Two figures in one plate wear funnels as hats, like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. Besides the 12 plates in the booklet itself, the engravings on the boards show two male figures (gymnasts?, one in a clown-like costume) on the front and a dancing woman with a tambourine on the back.With some minor stains and the front of the binding slightly damaged in the lower margin and lower right corner, spine cracked. Good copy.

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        HEILIGES RÖMISCHES REICH, REICHSSTÄNDE, STÄNDEORDNUNG 1750 Titel: De institutione et ordine Imperii Germanici : von Aufrichtung und Ordnung des Teutschen Reichs

      Augusburg Tobias Conrad Lotter ca. 1750 2 original Kupferstiche von 2 Platten auf 2 Blättern, altkoloriert Blattformat jeweils ca. 58 x 71 cm, teil mit Wasserschatten Ritter: Die Welt aus Augsburg, S. 50 Sp.1 Versand D: 9,00 EUR

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        HEILIGES RÖMISCHES REICH, REICHSSTÄNDE, STÄNDEORDNUNG 1750 Titel: De institutione et ordine Imperii Germanici : von Aufrichtung und Ordnung des Teutschen Reichs

      Tobias Conrad Lotter ca. 1750, Augusburg - 2 original Kupferstiche von 2 Platten auf 2 Blättern, altkoloriert Blattformat jeweils ca. 58 x 71 cm, teil mit Wasserschatten Ritter: Die Welt aus Augsburg, S. 50 Sp.1 de 500 Grafik

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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 vindication of the miraculous powers, which subsisted in the three first centuries of the Christian church. In answer to Dr. Middleton's Free enquiry. By which it is shewn, that we have no sufficient reason to believe, from the doctor's reasonings and objections, that no such powers were continued to the church, after the days of the Apostles. By Thomas Church, with a preface, containing some observations on Dr. Mead's account of the demoniacs, in his new piece, intituled, Medica sacra [SIGNED]

      London: John and James Rivington, 1750. First edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Octavo (7 7/8 x 5"). [4], XLIII, [1], 383, [1]pp. 19th-century full calf, with gold lettering to spine. Raised bands. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initial. Signed and dated 1750 at top of title page.Thomas Church's "A vindication of the miraculous powers" is one of the two written answers to Conyers Middleton's "A Free Inquiry into the Miraculous Powers," published in 1748, in which the author denied the credibility of the stories of miracles in periods subsequent to the first age of the church, attacked the character of the narrators, and explained the origin of the narratives by the general credulity of the times in which they arose. The other published refutation of Middleton's book was William Dodwell's "Free Answer to Dr. Middleton's Free Inquiry into the Miraculous Powers of the Primitive Church," (London, 1749). British priest and controversialist, Thomas Church's vindication against Conyers Middleton, earned him the degree of Doctor of Divinity (DD) from the University of Oxford. Binding rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather on spine. Head of spine chipped. Stamp of the University of California Riverside on inside of front cover, and at top and bottom edge. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition.

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        Gnomonica mechanica. Oder: Mechanische Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst. In welcher den Anfängern ein besonderer, leichter, und wolverständlicher Weg gezeiget wird, auff alle ebene Flächen Sonnen-Uhren zu verzeichnen, und solche recht zu gebrauchen. Samt einer Zugabe von etlichen in Kupffer gestochenen bereits verfertigten Universal-Uhren, und zur Gnomonie dienlichen Instrumenten. Lindau, Johann Conrad Gaupp for Johannes Gaupp, 1708. With elegantly engraved frontispiece of two men making a large sundial, 40 numbered engraved plates of mathematical figures and sundials, and 1 folding letterpress table printed in red and black. With: (2) GAUPP, Johannes .Tabulae Gnomonicae, oder: Tafeln zur mechanischen Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst. Durch welche auff eine gantz leichte Weise, alle vorkommende Sonnen Uhren am allerichtigsten verzeichnet, auch andere nutzliche Auffgaben auffgelöset werden können.Lindau, Johann Conrad Gaupp for Johannes Gaupp, 1708. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Late 18th-century half vellum.

      Bibliogr. générale de la messure du temps, pp. 106-107 (ads 1 & 2); Berlin Kat. 1750 (ad 2), cf. 1749 (1720 issue of ad 1); Houzeau-Lancaster 11576 (ad 2), cf. 11579 (1711 & 1720 issues of ad 1); Zinner, p. 319 (ads 1 & 2). First edition, first issue, of an important handbook for making and using sundials, by Johannes Gaupp in Lindau. The 1711 and 1720 issues are less rare. The history, use and fabrication of sundials is very accurately and extensively described, profusely illustrated with many detailed and expertly engraved plates. The last two pages of the first work contain addenda and corrigenda. Although Zinner calls for the present 40 numbered plates and 9 unnumbered plates, the latter do not usually appear in the 1708 issue and were probably added to some copies later.With library stamps. Some insignificant foxing and spotting. In good condition, with the title-page of the second work very slightly shaved (with the loss of one hyphen). The vellum of the spine is torn and repaired, but the binding is also generally good.

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        Della Moneta Libri Cinque

      Presso Giuseppe Raimondi, 1750. (15,5 x 21) EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. Piena perg. coeva con tit. in oro al dorso. (16), 370, (6) pp. Galiani (1728-1787) scrisse questo importante e originale testo sulla moneta all'età di 23 anni, pubblicandolo in forma anonima. Anticipando in modo significativo le teorie di Smith, Marx e Ricardo, propose una teoria del valore basata sull'utilità e sulla disponibilità. "Fu l'unico economista del XVIII secolo che sempre insistette sulla variabilità dell'uomo e sulla relatività, il tempo e il posto, di tutte le regole, il solo che fosse completamente libero dal paralizzante credo nelle principali pratiche che reclamano una validità universale; che dichiarava che una regola che poteva essere razionale in Francia in un dato momento, poteva benissimo essere irrazionale allo stesso tempo a Napoli..." (Schumpeter). Il suo credo sui vari livelli delle necessità umane contiene un elemento di analisi psicologica che è chiaramente molto avanti del suo tempo e dimostra un'acuta percezione dell'interdipendenza dei vari elementi che riguardano la valuta. Einaudi 2329; Kress 5034; Goldsmith 8528; Palgrave II-178; Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis, pp. 300-302.

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        Willige verkoopinge, op maandag den 8. april, 1771. ten huize van Arnoldus Dankmeyer, ... van een partytje obligatien ten lasten van eenige planters in de colonie van Suriname, ten comptoire van de heeren Herman van de Poll en Comp., en de Heer G.H. de Wilde, als meede op de Deensche Americaansche eylanden, St. Croix, St. Thomas en St. Jan, ten comptoire van de heeren Abraham ter Borch en zoonen: alle in blanco.Amsterdam, Hendrik Willem Dronsberg, 1771. 1mo broadsheet (59.5 x 48.5 cm).

      Not in NCC; for the circumstances, see: A. van Stipriaan, Surinaams contrast: roofbouw en overleven in een Caraïbische plantage-economie, 1750-1863 (1993), pp. 205-225. Only copy located of a broadsheet announcing the sale of bonds funding plantation owners in Suriname and the Danish West Indies sold by the Cornelis Dom, a broker specialized in bonds, loans, realty and furniture. These bonds were issued during the height of these investments and here sold just two years before the Amsterdam stock market crash of 1773 which dealt a severe blow to the plantation economy.These funds were established under the supervision of a fund manager, in this case Herman van de Poll & Co., G.H. de Wilde and Abraham ter Borch & sons, primarily funding new coffee plantations of inexperienced planters, including some who spent a large sum on luxurious accommodations. But Van de Poll let the planters' debts rise far above the total amount mortgaged. The debtors had to pay interest on the entire debt while the investors only received interest on the amount mortgaged, resulting in unaccounted profit for the fund manager Van de Poll, who was supposed to receive only the transaction commission.Formerly folded in eight and some minor creases in the margins, otherwise in very good condition especially considering its ephemeral nature.

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        Het Amboinsch Kruid-boek, Dat Is, Beschryving Van De Meest Bekende Boomen.[translator's Copy With Notes]

      Not Attributed, Netherlands 1750 - b/w; This is the copy from which The Ambonese Herbal, the English translation [by Susan J. Murch 2011], of Herbarium Amboinense or Het Amboinsche kruidboek by Georgius Everhardus Rumphiusn {" Most Important Translation of a Classic Herbal Publication in this Century. ], was unveiled at a special symposium at The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) in Coconut Grove, Florida, on February 5, 2011, and can now be purchased from Yale University Press. He Rumphius, as it is commonly known, is among the most treasured and most complete works of botany and ethnobotany from the 17th century. The original work was made up of 7 volumes, each divided into books and further divided into chapters. Written in the elaborate Latin and Dutch of the 17th century, it contains descriptions of more than 1,300 plants and 811 full-page illustrations. The new translation is arranged in 6 volumes with species grouped together into families, organized again by books and chapters, and includes a comprehensive introduction that provides the reader with a historical narrative of the life of G. E. Rumphius and the Dutch expeditions to the Spice Islands of Indonesia as well as the tragedies and triumphs of the work itself. Beginning partway through Volume One and proceeding throughout all of Volume Five are Rumphius’s descriptions of the Ambonese plants with comments on their uses and their roles in society. These volumes are extensively annotated with explanations for the translation or interpretation of specific Dutch words, contextual meanings, modern botanical nomenclature, and a wealth of information about the plants and the culture. More than 2 dozen experts from around the world have contributed their knowledge to specific sections of the text and to the annotations. The final, 6th volume contains an index of the plants, topics, and context that makes searching for specific information efficient and effective. Comprised of 7 volumes copied from the original book, in 14 with blue wrappers. Presumed complete. This contains her notations and comments in red ink throughout. The last, and only, original copy to appear at auction brought $33,000 in 2014 at Bubb Kuyper Auctions in the Netherlands. 15L x 11W x 14 1/2" long on shelf. 64 pounds. Some variance in dimensions up to about 1/2". One volume with detached partial front cover. These are the actual working copies that the translator used and are annotated in red ball point. No attribution to the creator of this copy of the original work, probably done by Yale University or the Beinecke Library. There are some laid in notes and references. ; 0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEAR IN 9 VOLUMES with a Glossary, Carefully printed from the Oxford edition in Quarto

      London; 1750-51: For J. And P. Knapton. Hard Cover. 12mo. 9 volumes bound in contemporary calf, frontispiece, neat owner's name on title page of each volume. Internally clean; bindings are chipped and worn, some hinges cracked but holding well, volume gilt numbers visible on spines. Laid into volume I is a note on Shakespeare Press letterhead, c. 1920; "Bought by American soldier to send to his home in U.S.A. and not subject to Board of Trade licence(sic)". Volume I has the preface, Mr. Pope's preface, and some account of the life, etc. of Mr. William Shakespear. Written by Mr. Rowe. Housed in a handsome open end slipcase. [Jaggard, p. 500] Photos on request.

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        Sancti Patris Nostri Basilii, Caesarea Cappadociae Archiepiscopi, Opera Omnia Quae Exstant...

      Venice: Gasparis Girardi, 1750-1751. 3 volumes, folio, later vellum and marbled boards, titles in black and red. Bindings a little worn (especially along edges) and slightly bent, hinges a little weak, but still pretty firm, boards a little cracked, rubber stamp on titles and endpapers, library numbers on lower spine, internally fairly bright and clean. St. Basil the Great (330-379) was born in Caesarea. He wrote a monastic rule, and would found several monasteries. He was considered one of the great leaders of the early church, and was also considered to have great oratory skills. The church has designated January 2, as his feast day. This is a very scarce edition, and the OCLC locates only one copy. This appears to have last sold at auction in 1972 (this may actually be that set). catholic saints website. OCLC. ABPC.

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        The Spirit of Laws.

      London: for J. Nourse, and P. Vaillant,, 1750. Translated from the French … With Corrections and Additions communicated by the Author. 2 volumes, octavo (198 x 122 mm). Rebound to style in brown quarter calf, red and green calf labels to spine, compartments ruled and decorated in gilt, marbled paper boards, decorative rule to boards in blind. Contents evenly toned and some minor foxing, a very good copy. First English edition. One of the central texts in the history of 18th-century thought, L'Esprit des Loix was a huge influence both on English law, especially as mediated by William Blackstone, and on those who framed the American Constitution. Blackstone's Commentaries, Hamilton's Federalist Papers and Tocqueville's Democracy in America are all thoroughly imbued with Montesquieu's theories. In particular, Montesquieu is credited with the idea that the powers of government should be separated and balanced in order to guarantee the freedom of the individual, a key concept in the creation of the US Constitution. No English language edition was published in America until 1802. The translation is by the prolific Irish-born author and skilful translator of works mostly from the French Thomas Nugent (c.1700–1772).

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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.

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        De l'Esprit des loix.

      Edinburgh: chez G. Hamilton & J. Balfour,, 1750. Nouvelle Edition, Avec les dernières Corrections & Illustrations de l'Auteur. Two volumes, octavo (195 x 120 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, raised bands ruled in gilt, lozenge tool to compartments, edges speckled red. Early ownership signatures, red wax seal, and 19th-century armorial bookplate to each front pastedown. Spine labels lacking but titles readable, joints cracked, boards and spines rubbed, small insect damage to left-hand bottom corner of front pastedown and lower margin of first 9 leaves of Volume 1, front free endpaper of Volume 2 partially detached, endleaves lightly spotted. First Edinburgh edition of "one of the most remarkable works of the eighteenth century" (PMM) - Montesquieu's classification of political structures and his comparative and historical political sociology. This edition is particularly appealing as David Hume was closely involved with seeing it through the press. "Later in 1749 Hume helped to put through the press at Edinburgh a translation of some sections of the Esprit des Loix, for which Montesquieu had supplied his final corrections" (Mossner, p. 229). These final corrections are found in the present work as errata leaves at the end of each volume, as well as an "Avis au Lecteur", in which the editor describes the work as "un ouvrage aussi original, où le génie de l'Auteur répond si parfaitement à la grandeur du sujet [...] En un mot, par des réflexions également nouvelles et profondes sur le cœur et l'esprit humain, et sur un nombre infini de causes dont l'influence nous étoit imperceptibile, il a sçu renverser les erreurs les plus spécieuses, & répandre une lumiere sur les vérités les plus importantes". He explains that the corrections were printed as errata leaves rather than added to the text due to the impatience of the public, which led to much of the work being printed before Montesquieu's corrections had arrived ("malgré que nous les ayons attendues autant qu'il étoit possible"). De l'Esprit des loix is ostensibly a treatise on law, but it spills over into a consideration of every domain affecting human behaviour and into questions of philosophical judgement about the merit of various kinds of legislation. It is divided into six sections, dealing in turn with law in general and different forms of government, with the means of government, with national character and the effect on it of climate, with economic matters and religion, and - in the last chapter - with law, Roman, feudal and modern French. "The most distinctive aspect of this immense syllabus is its moderation: a quality not designed to achieve official approval in 1748. It is an always original survey which is neither doctrinaire, visionary, eccentric, nor over-systematic [...] But the scheme that emerges of a liberal benevolent monarchy limited by safeguards on individual liberty was to prove immensely influential [...] Curiously enough the philosophes, whose views were much in sympathy with his, did not speak much of him. This was partly due to the antagonism of Voltaire, and partly to a feeling that on this subject there was nothing much to be added. Yet his theories underlay the thinking which led up to the American and French revolutions, and the United States Constitution in particular is lasting tribute to the principles he advocated" (PMM).

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