The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1751

        Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World In Four Parts By Lemuel Gulliver First a Surgeon, and than a Captain of Several Ships

      Charles Bathurst,, London: 1751 - A contemporary binding which is in very good condition in full brown leather (calf) with five raised bands on the spine and with "I3" in gilt in the third compartment and with gilt borders on the boards. A 16mo mesauring 6 1/2" by 4" with the front and rear joints professionally reinforced with Japanese tissue colored to match the leather (an Etherington repair). The hinges remain tight and strong. The first free end page has been cut leaving about a fourth of its original size. There is a dated "12 May 1814" prior owner's name on the second free end page and a second prior owner's name and date of "1790" at the top edge of the opening page of Part I, and an early ink note quoting the title to Part IV of the book on the rear free end page. Page 29/30 and 31/32 were torn completely, but were repaired years ago with no loss to the text. 296 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of "Dr. Swift" (which has been pinned to the first free end page) and six map plates. This is the fifth edition "corrected" with the title page printed in red and black. Despite the presence of the "I3" on the spine of the book, this is the complete text of all four parts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Six New Designs for Convenient Farm-Houses, With Their Proper Offices, &c. Wherein are laid down, All the Necessary Dimensions and Estimates of each Design, and every Separate Part. Both In Brick and Stone. Adapted more particularly to the Western Counties in England, an d the whole Principality of Wales. Calculated on a Plan more practicable than any published heretofore. The largest Estimate not exceeding 480 Pounds, and the Smallest under 280. Part I

      London: Printed for Robert Sayer..., 1751. 8vo (in 4s), 187 x 116 mms., pp. 22, six folding engraved plates. BOUND WITH: New Designs for Chinese Bridges, Temples, Triumphal Arches, Garden Seats, Palings, Obelisks, Termin's, &c. on Fourteen Copper Plates. Together With full Instructions to Workmen annex'd to each particular Design; A Near Estimate of their Charge, And Hints Where with most Advantage to be Erected. The Whole Invented and Drawn by Will. and John Halfpenny, Architects. Part II. London: Printed for R. Sayer... and J. Brindley..., 1751. 8vo (in 4s), 187 x 116 mms., pp. 8, 14 engraved plates (four folding), numbered 15 - 28. BOUND WITH: New Designs for Chinese Doors, Windows, Piers, Pilasters, Garden Seats, Green Houses, Summer House, &c. On Sixteen Copper Plates. Together with Instructions to Workmen, annex'd to each particular Design; The whole Invented and Drawn by by Will. and John Half Penny, Architects. Part III. London: Printed for Robert Sayer...., [no date; 1751]. 8vo (in 4s), 187 x 116 mms., pp. 8, 16 engraved plates (7 folding), numbered 29 - 44, contemporary marbled boards (rubbed), recent leather spine, a very good copy with the contemporary armorial bookplate of E. S. & H. Lloyd on the front paste-down end-paper. A curious compilation, consisting of one part of one book and two parts of another, though the two pages of adverts in the third item suggest that customers, presumably architects or builders, could buy separate parts to suit their own convenience. The identity of William Halfpenny as Michael Hoare (d. 1755) was was revealed in Batty Langley's Ancient Masonry (1736). During the last several years of his life, Halfpenny published a wide variety of designs and plans for country houses, parsonages, farmhouse, and generally just about any building that human beings might inhabit or structures for aesthetic purposes. All of Halfpenny's works are uncommon,

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        España Sagrada, VI. De la Santa Iglesia de Toledo en quanto Metropolitana. Añadense algunos apendices de documentos hasta hoy no publicados; ilustrando el Chronicon del Biclarense con los de San Isidoro, y respondiendo en el Prologo a un moderno estrangero [Mamachi] sobre la Venida de Santiago

      Madrid, por Antonio Marín, 1751. 4to.; 32 hs., 578 pp. Primera edición. Encuadernación piel marbreada, de la época, con lomera ornada.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        An Enquiry Into The Causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil

      London: A. Millar, 1751. First edition. leather_bound. Early 20th century full green morocco, backstrip slightly sunned. Aeg. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 127 pages. 20 x 12.5 cm. This edition was 1500 copies, a substantial issue for the time; a second edition published 12mo, that same year with 203 pages -- obviously of topical social interest. This is perhaps his most significant pus lication concerning social reform in the ever frustrating connection between poverty and crime. Two page review of this title from January, 1751, issue of "The Universal Magazine" bound at rear. CROSS III, 320. "One is uncertain which to admire most, Fielding's exact knowledge of the law, his common sense, or that lofty idealism and faith in human nature which led him to believe that crime might some day have an end." Bound by Riviere, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, triple gilt cover border fillets, inner dentelles.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Plegtige Inhuldining Van Zyne Doorluctigste Hoogheidt, Willem Karel Henrik Friso, Prinse Van Oranje En Nassau, Enz. Enz. Als Markgraaf Van Vere; Op Den1. Juny Des Jaars 1751. Ten verzoeke der Ed. Agtb. Heren Regeerders dier Stad Uit Egte Stukken Beschreven, etc

      Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion, 1751. First edition. Hardcover. Modern half brown calf and marbled boards, raised bands, front cover red leather label lettered in gilt. Fine./No Dust Jacket. [10], 4, 52 pages. Folio, 42 x 27 cm. Title page in red and black, eleven engraved plates, one folding. Dutch fete book celebrating the inauguration as Marquis de Vere of Prince Willem Hendrik Friso of Orange-Nassau (1748-1806) then three years old and reigning as Willem V, until the Revolution of 1795. The plates illustrate the triumphal arches, decoration of the de Vere towhnouse and other temporary structures, with a a final plate illustrating in great detail the great sixteenth century silver covered chalice of Maximilian of Burgundy. Contains the four page poem at rear often lacking. VINET 642. LANDWEHR, SPLENDID CEREMONIES 227. Dusting to title page at margins, interior contents clean and fresh, handsome copy.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Hermes: or, A Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Language and Universal Grammar.

      London: Printed by H. Woodfall, 1751 - xix,426pp.+(26pp.) Rebound dark blue cloth with gilt title on spine. Joint of rear cover sl.rubbed. All edges sunned. Ink signature on fron fly leaf (K.Kihara). Pencil notation on title page. Partly spotted on many pages. 19.8x12.8cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Plate 50 - Black Muscadine

      George  Brookshaw (1751-1823)Illustrated plate from Pomona BritannicaLondon: 1804-1812Hand-colored aquatint engraving; Sheet size: 22 1/2" x 18"Excellent conditionThe publication of the ?Pomona? marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed artist into the public eye after a total disappearance of nearly a decade. A successful cabinetmaker with the patronage of the Prince of Wales, Brookshaw suddenly disappeared from view in the mid-1790?s, and with the ?Pomona? he not only trumpeted his return but demonstrated the skills he had acquired in a new metier: botanical art. Characterized by the highest standards of production and artistic quality, the superb illustrations that Brookshaw drew and engraved for the ?Pomona? remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century.Brookshaw?s fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the Pomona Britannica was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of  ?succeeding generations.? The beauty and uniqueness of his illustrations guarantees the lasting value of this most exceptional work.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Tab 81 - Phalaena Ministra (Orange Brown-barred Moth)

      John Abbot (1751- ca. 1840) & Sir James Smith (1759-1828)Plate from The Natural History of the Rare Lepidopterous Insects of GeorgiaLondon : Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Edwards [etc.] 1797.Engraving with original hand colorFramed size: 23? x 19 1/2?Condition: very good John Abbot was one of the best natural history artists working in North America during the pre-Audubon era. He was born in Turnham Green, west London, in 1751, but emigrated to America in 1773, arriving in Virginia, before settling in Georgia in 1775. There he spent much of his life studying and completing a large series of drawings of local birds and insects. The majority of his drawings, like many artist (he completed more than 5000 watercolors) remained unpublished during his lifetime. His reputation languished until 1896, when his ornithological works were re-discovered. The quality and range of Abbot?s work places him on a parallel level to Catesby, Wilson, and Audubon, and he recorded the fauna of Georgia more thoroughly and at an earlier date than any other region of America. Abbot?s work was edited by Sir James Smith, botanist, co-founder and first president of the Linnaean Society in London. John Abbot was involved in the study of natural history before he left England and is known to have kept in touch with scientific friends in London. It is unknown who contacted whom with the suggestion for the present publication, but the introduction between Smith and Abbot was probably arranged by a mutual London friend. The Linnaean Society have notes from Abbot to Smith with suggestions about the form the work. Writing in the preface, Smith notes that ?The materials of the following work have been collected on the spot by a faithful observer, Mr. John Abbot, many years resident in Georgia, who, after having previoously studied the metamorphoses of English insects, pursued his enquiries among those of Georgia and the neighbouring parts of North America. The result of observations he has delineated in a style of beauty and accuracy which can scarcely be excelled, and has accompanied his figures with an account, as well as representation, of the plants on which each insect chiefly feeds, together with many circumstances of its manners, times of the different metamorphoses, and other interessting particulars.? 

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A CONTINUATION OF THE ESSAY UPON FIELD- HUSBANDRY, AS IT IS, OR MAY BE ORDERED IN NEW- ENGLAND

      New London: Timothy Green, 1751.. [2],32pp. 16mo. Modern blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Titlepage trimmed along top edge, touching the top of the first two words of the title. Hole (perhaps a paper flaw) in blank inner margin of the titlepage, not affecting text. Old dampstain throughout. Good. The rare third part of the landmark series of six essays on American agriculture by Jared Eliot. Though the title indicates that the text is limited to New England, Eliot discusses the state of "field husbandry" throughout the colonies, including New York and the South. The DAB emphasizes that for a long time these essays were "the most widely read and prized agricultural essays in America." This third essay contains much on the growing of grains, including wheat, barley, oats, and millet, as well as "Indian corn," and also discusses the need to drain swampland in order to reclaim it for crops. Through his agricultural essays Eliot helped to introduce the concept of soil conservation in the British colonies, and was largely responsible for introducing the silk industry to colonial America. Over the course of the six essays Eliot dismisses the opinion of some in Great Britain that the colonies are of little use. Eliot argues that as the colonial population increases, the number and quality of goods the colonies are able to send to Great Britain will also increase. But more importantly, the demand for British goods will likewise rise, giving Great Britain the double benefit of a greater supply network and a larger market. Eliot is also remembered fondly in New Haven for establishing Yale's first endowed fund to buy books, a legacy which funds purchases to this day. EVANS 6666. NAIP w037582. JOHNSON, NEW LONDON IMPRINTS 534. RINK 1084. ANB 7, pp.400-1. DAB VI, pp.78-79.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        An Exposition of the Book of Solomon's Song, Commonly Called Canticles : Wherein the Authority of it is Established and Vindicated, Against Objections Both Ancient and Modern; Several Versions Compared with the Original Text The Different Senses, Both of Jewish and Christian Interpreters Considered; and the Whole Opened and Explained in Proper and Useful Observations ; to Which is Added, the Targum, or Chaldee Paraphrase Upon the Whole Book....

      London : Printed For John Ward; And George Keith, 1751. The second edition with additions. Physical desc. : 26 cm. [4], 564p. , plate : port. ; (4to) . Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCN9558. Subject: Bible. - O. T. Song of Solomon - Commentaries. Color underlining (not extensive) . Full contemporary aniline calf. Panel edges rubbed and dulled. Professionally re-spined with raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Parliamentary or Constitutional History of England; being a Faithful Account Of all the Most remarkable Transactions in Parliament, From the earliest Times. Collected From the Journals of both Houses

      London: Thomas Osborne and William Sandby,, 1751-1761. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Sunday, Sept. 1. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! the Records, original Manuscripts, scarce Speeches, and Tracts; all compared with the several Contemporary Writers, and connected, throughout, with the History of the Times. By Several Hands.; first edition; 24 volumes including the General Index, minor variations to subtitles and imprints; library markings including book plates and hand stamps on interior pages, quarter leather bindings worn and dry with some sides detached and the index volume missing a side, one volume and the index have the text block broken into two sections, light general age toning but paper not fragile, three of the volumes have the book plate of Sir Everard Fawkener and probably others under the library book plates. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The life and adventures of Peter Wilkins, A Cornish man:

      London: printed for J. Robinson; and R. Dodsley,, 1751. Relating particularly, His Shipwreck near the South Pole; his wonderful Passage thro' a subterraneous Cavern into a kind of new World; his there meeting with a Gawry or flying Woman, whose Life he preserv'd, and afterwards married her; his extraordinary Conveyance to the Country of Glums and Gawrys, or Men and Women that fly. Likewise a Description of this strange Country, with the Laws, Customs, and Manners of its Inhabitants, and the Author's remarkable Transactions among them. Taken from his own Mouth, in his Passage to England, from off Cape Horn in America, in the Ship Hector. With an Introduction, giving an Account of the surprizing Manner of his coming on board that Vessel, and his Death on his landing at Plymouth in the Year 1739. Illustrated with several Cuts, clearly and distinctly representing the Structure and Mechanism of the Wings of the Glums and Gawrys, and the Manner in which they use them either to swim or fly. By R. S. a passenger in the Hector. In two volumes. 2 volumes, 12mo. Late 19th-century mottled calf by Rivière and Son, smooth spines gilt in compartments, green morocco labels, sides ruled in gilt with a French fillet, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With 6 engraved plates (one folding) by Louis Peter Boitard, one as frontispiece to each volume; woodcut diagram in text. Bookplates of Charles George Milnes Gaskell. Rubbed, joints restored, a little light foxing to outer leaves, a very good copy. First edition of this interesting imaginary voyage, which has a place in the prehistory of science fiction. The story tells of a castaway in a fantastic land where men and women can fly. The debt to Robinson Crusoe is clear, also to the Arabian Nights and Gulliver's Travels, though the narrative is highly inventive on its own terms. The hero's surname is probably intended to recall John Wilkins, whose Mathematical Magick (1648) argued that man might master the art of flying. The novel was little noticed on first publication, though it was reissued in England in 1783, and there was a cheap Dublin reprint (1751), a French translation (1763), and a German abridgement (1767). The book only became popular and its author's name well known in the 19th century, when it was admired by Coleridge, Southey, Shelley, Leigh Hunt, Charles Lamb, and others of their generation. It provided material for pantomimes and melodramas from 1800 to the 1870s, and was frequently reprinted.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Italia Antiqua

      Paris:. 1751.. Original outline color. Title surrounded by decorative cartouche. 21 1/2 x 19".

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Barbarian Cruelty;

      London: R. Walker,, 1751. Or, an Accurate and Impartial Narrative of the Unparallel'd Sufferings and almost Incredible Hardships of the British Captives, belonging to the Inspector Privateer, Capt. Richard Veale, Commander, during their Slavery under the Arbitrary and Despotic Government of Muley Abdallah, Emperor of Fez and Morocco … Third Edition. [Bound together with:] A Supplement to the Barbarian Cruelty … Octavo (171 × 102 mm). Recent sprinkled half calf to style, red morocco label, raised bands with gilt rules, small floral tools to compartments, marbled sides. Portrait, 5 folding plates. Somewhat browned, repairs to verso of 2 plates, no loss of text or image; a nicely presented copy of an uncommon book. Third edition of the main text, first published in the same year, first edition of the supplement which contains the accounts of four of Troughton's fellow captives. "A scarce account of the adventures of the survivors of the Privateer Inspector, which was wrecked on the coast of Morocco" (Cox). One of the most infamous incidents involving the enslavement of British seamen occurred in 1746 when the ship Inspector, was wrecked in Tangier Bay, "All eighty-seven survivors were taken into captivity … It was five long years before Troughton and his surviving comrades were brought back by the British Government" (Milton, White Gold p269). Troughton sets out to relate in detail, "not only an Account of the various Hardships which our now happy ransomed Slaves … were obliged to undergo under the tyrannical Treatment of their respective Task-Masters, or Overseers, but a succinct Account likewise of the Country in which they were taken Captives, and of the wild and extravagant Measures which are occasionally pursued by the Emperor of the Place, whose Will alone is his Law and whose Orders, however irrational, inhuman, or unaccountable they may be, must, on no Pretext whatever, be contested or disobeyed … flattering ourselves that a Narrative of such Variety of shocking Incidents, and unheard-of Cruelties, will of themselves by sufficiently amusing" (Author's Preface). So outlandish was his tale that Troughton went to great lengths construct an effective "strategy of authentication" (Colley, Captives p90). "He swore to the authenticity of his captivity narrative in front of its printer, and before the Lord Mayor of London himself, Sir Francis Cockayne. He even took twenty-one of his fellow sailors and former comrades in captivity along with him to the Mansion House to 'attest to the accuracy of his account.' Their combined testimonies, which bore the names of the seamen able to write and the marks of those who could not, were inserted as a preface to [the] published text, in a transparent attempt to reassure and convince readers before they embarked on it."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Essai de Physique; avec une Description de nouvelles sortes de Machines Pneumatiques, et un Recueil d'Expériences par Mr. J. V. M. Traduit du Hollandois par Mr. Pierre Massuet, Docteur en Médecine.

      A Leyden, chez Samuel Luchtmans, 1751. - 2 tomes à pagination continue, avec deux appendices à pagination séparée, en 2 volumes in-4. Portrait. XXIII. 1f. 534pp. 13 planches dépliantes hors-texte (numérotées 12, en raison de l'existence d'une planche V*). et 1f. pp. 535-882. 13ff. et 17 planches dépliantes + 60pp. et 4 planches dépliantes. + 8pp. Plein veau, dos à nerfs ornés, triples filets dorées encadrant les plats (quelques défauts aux coiffes supérieures, un mors fendu). Seconde Edition Française, traduite du hollandais, de l'un des principaux ouvrages du physicien Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692-1761) qui fut l'élève de s'Gravesande dont il reprit la chaire à l'Université de Leyde. Inventeur du premier condensateur électrique (la célèbre bouteille de Leyde), il fut également l'un des meilleurs propagateurs de la physique newtonienne. L'ouvrage contient des expériences sur la gravité, la mécanique, l'élasticité, l'hydraulique, l'électricité, etc. A la fin se trouve, avec une pagination séparée, la description des machines pneumatiques mises en vente par le frère de l'auteur, Jean van Musschenbroek, avec la description des expériences qu'elles permettaient de réaliser et leur catalogue. "One the best 18th-century introductions of Newtonian physics, this book is filled with interesting experiments and problems. The first part is devoted to general mechanics, hydrostatics, electricity, and magnetism, while the second part treats of optics, acoustics, comets, and winds. The preface quotes Desaguliers and Pemberton, and the work draws upon that of Huygens, Torricelli, Réaumur, Halley, and Boyle" (Bibliotheca Mechanica). L'ouvrage est illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur gravé par Houbraken d'après Quinkhard, et de 34 planches dépliantes hors-texte (dont la grande mappemonde magnétique de Halley, et 4 grandes planches représentant les machines pneumatiques de Jean van Musschenbroek, à la fin du volume). Très bon exemplaire. Bibliotheca Mechanica, 232. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
 15.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Maendelijks musikaels tydverdrijf [1e, 3e, 5e-9e stukje]; bestaende in nieuwe Hollandsche canzonetten, of zang-liederen op d'Italiaensche trant in 't musiek gebragt; met een basso continuo, meede zeer bekwaem om op de clave-cimbael, viool, dwars-fluit, hoböe en andere instrumenten gespeelt te worden, gecomponeert door A: Mahaut, en in digtmaat door K: Elzevier. Eerste, derde, vijfde-negende stukje

      Amsterdam : Olofsen, [1751-52] - 7 Hefte. (2tes und 4tes Heft fehlen). In losen Lagen. Alle mit identischer Titelillustration. Alle Hefte oben mit Rostflecken durch ehemaligen Heftklammern. RISM M 149, Scheurleer (Liedboeken) I, S. 212. nl

      [Bookseller: Paul van Kuik Antiquarian Music]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Mémoire sur la nature et la cause des courans et la meilleure manière de les observer et des les déterminer (2 parties en un volume) Pièce qui a remporté le Prix double, proposé par l' Académie Royale des Sciences, pour les années 1749 & 1751

      s.d. s.l. s.éditeur - édition originale - 25,5 x 19,5 cm - 108 pgs - relié dans une couverture muette en papier marbré, en bas de la partie suppérieure de la couverture bande en papier rouge, l'intérieur est bien - rare OCLC 1 ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: A. Van Zaelen antiquariaat]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Bilder-Sammlung, in welcher hundert gröstentheils in der Mark Brandenburg gebohrne, allerseits aber um dieselbe wohlverdiente Männer vorgestellet werden, mit beygefügter Erläuterung, in welcher Derselben mergwürdigste Lebens-Umstände und Schrifften erzehlet werden von George Gotfried Küster

      Bln., Vlg. des Buchladens bey der Real-Schule 1751.. 4°. 5 Bll., 204 [recte 206] (1) S., Mit 1 gest. Frontisp. u. 100 Portrait-Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Leicht berieb. Lipperh. Da 40 - Wichtiges ikonographisches Werk, zeigt Brustbilder v. Gelehrten, Wissenschaftern, Philosophen zumeist mit ihren Familenwappen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Institutiones geometriae subterraneae. Editio altera ab auctore recognita.

      Wittemberg, G. H. Schwarz, 1751. - 88 SS. Mit vier gefalteten, gestochenen Tafeln. Zeitgenössischer, marmorierter Lederband mit Rückenschildchen und -vergoldung. Buntpapiervorsätze, Lesebändchen, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 4to. Zweite, vom Autor überarbeitete Ausgabe des ersten Kompendiums der bergmännischen Markscheidekunst. Die dritte, lateinische Ausgabe von 1754 wurde für "Landmarks of science" Serie mikroverfilmt (New York, Readex Microprint Corporation, 1972) und fand so in zahlreichen Bibliotheken Verbreitung. Erstmals 1765 unter dem Titel "Anleitung zur unterirdischen Mess- oder Markscheidekunst, aus der lateinisch-verbesserten Auflage in das Deutsche übersetzt v. Niklas Fuchsthaler". Zum Autor, dem an den Universitäten von Wittemberg und Basel tätigen Astronomen und Physiker (1692-1755) vgl. auch Houzeau-Lancaster 1225. - Nur zwei Exemplare der vorliegenden Ausgabe über OCLC nachweisbar (Harvard u. Lehigh Univ.), zuletzt 1983 auf einer deutschen Auktion. - Die Kupfertafeln mit Abbildung von geometrischen Instrumenten und deren Verwendung in den Minen unbedeutend wurmstichig, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. Poggendorf II, 1281. Dawson 7081.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        [Opera] Cajus Suetonius Tranquillus, ex recensione Francisci Oudendorpii [Franciscus Oudendorp], qui variantes lectiones, suasque animadversiones adjecit; intermixtis J. G. Graevii [Johann Georg Graeve], et J. Gronovii [Jakob Gronovius], nec non ineditis Caroli Andrae Dukeri [Carolus Andreas Dukerus], adnotationibus

      Leiden, Luchtmans 1751. 22 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (44) Seiten (einschl. Kupfertitel), 1024, (36) Seiten mit Kupfertitel, gestochener Titelvignette, 1 Wappenkupfer im Text und 12 Kupferstafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Fileten, Rückenvergoldung, zeitgenöss. handschriftl. Rückentitel und goldgeprägten Wappen-Supralibros - Brunet V, 583 - Graesse VI, 523 - Schweiger, Klass. II, 980 - Erste Ausgabe dieser Edition mit den Kommentaren und Anmerkungen von Gronovius und Graevius. Gewidmet Wilhelm Carl Heinrich Friso (Prinz Wilhelm IV.) von Oranien, Erbstatthalter der Niederlande 1747 - 1751. Kupfer mit Münz-Porträts der Cäsaren von Julius Cäsar bis Domitian. Preisband der Stadt Hoorn (Noord-Holland) mit goldgeprägtem Wappen-Supralibros auf beiden Deckeln. Auf den Vorsätzen in zeitgenöss. Handschrift "Ausonius. De doudecim Caesaribus" und "Ausonii Tetrasticha de duodecim Caesaribus" - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        L'ELOGE DE LA FOLIE, TRADUIT DU LATIN...NOUVELLE EDITION REVÛE ET CORRIGÉE SUR LE TEXTE DE L'EDITION DE BASLE. ORNÉE DE NOUVELLES FIGURES. AVEC DES NOTES

      [Paris]. 1751.. [6],xxiv,222,[2]pp. Quarto. Full deep plum straight-grain morocco, elaborately stamped in blind, lettered and ruled in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, gilt borders on endsheets, a.e.g. Title in red and black. Frontis and fourteen engraved plates, engraved head- and tail-pieces. Extremities a bit worn, narrow scrapes at fore-tips of lower board, armorial bookplate on pastedown, slight offset from plates to facing pages; a very good copy. First edition of this translation, accompanied by notes by Meunier de Querlon. The frontis, plates, title- vignette and head- and tail-pieces are engraved by various hands after designs by Charles Eisen. This is a large-paper copy (23.8 x 17.4 cm), with the fourteen plates inlaid into larger sheets, and with the frontis framed and etched by P.F. Martenasie under the direction of "Mr. Le Bas." SALOMONS, pp.98-9. COHEN-DE RICCI (VI), pp.348-9.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        TraitÈ Historique et Dogmatique Sur Les Apparitions, Les Visions & Les RÈvÈlations ParticuliËres. Avec Des Observations Du R.P. Dom Calmet, AbbÈ De SÈnones, Sur Les Apparitions & Les Revenans. Two volumes

      8vo. (6.5 x 4 inches). Two volumes. Volume 1: pp.xliii, 408. Volume 2: pp.vii, 448. Original full calf, rubbed to edges, very dry and rubbed to spine and outer joints. Title in gilt to red morocco label, one label trifle lifting. All edges red. Old armorial library bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes. Dealer's notes in pencil to front free endpaper of Volume 1, stating that 'pp.361 & 363 of vol.2 [have been] mended'. Browning and light spotting to prelims and extrems. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set, complete in two volumes. Text in French. Binding sound, but obviously these books would benefit from restoration. Uncommon. First edition.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
 22.   Check availability:     UKBookWorld     Link/Print  


        Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: or, an Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage. Designed to introduce a new method of culture; wherein the produce of land will be increased, and the usual expence lessened. Together with accurate descriptions and cuts of the instruments employed in it. The third edition, very carefully corrected

      London: Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Catharine-street in the Strand, 1751. Octavo, xvi + 432 pages. Seven folding engraved plates. Complete. The third edition of Tull's agricultural classic, in which he introduced the seed drill. The drill, as well as various horse-drawn hoes and plows are illustrated in the plates. Tull was an early English proponent of the scientific advancement of agriculture, and helped bring about the British Agricultural Revolution. One plate with two-inch archival repair to a tear. Rebound handsomely in paneled, full calf, with gilt spine ruling and red morocco label. [Fussel, More Old English Farming Books].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Moralske Fabler. Med hosføyede Forklaringer Til Hver Fabel.

      Kiøbenhavn: Trykt paa Autors egen Bekostning 1751. (10) + 258 s. Velholdt eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet i samtidigt helskind med rig rygforgyldning. Et par sider nænsomt repareret i margin s. 44-45. Nyere titelfelt i gammel stil påsat.. Bogen indeholder en gengivelse af en række klassiske fabler og adskillige småstykker.EM I, 466, Johansen 31

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
 24.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        THE ANATOMY OF A PYGMY, compared with that of a monkey, an ape, and a man. With an essay concerning the pygmies, &c. of the antients

      London, T. Osborne. 1751.. Wherein it will appear that they are all either apes or monkies, and not men, as formerly pretended. To which is added, The anatomy and description of a rattlesnake : Also of the musk-hog. With a discourse upon the jointed and round-worm. And two letters concerning a monstrous birth, and preternatural conception : With Reflections thereon. SECOND EDITION, WITH EXTRA WORKS, 1751, ex library copy (Birmingham Medical Institute) with small pale stamps to title page and plates. 4to, approximately 270 x 220 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, 16 engraved plates, part folding, pages: [16], 108, [2], 58, 78, the prelims include imprimatur leaf, blank leaf and the final advert leaf which has been misplaced and inserted in the Preface, attractively rebound in full modern calf, contrasting red and green gilt lettered labels, extra gilt spine between raised bands, blind and gilt decoration to covers, new marbled endpapers. The first 8 folding plates (Anatomy of a Pygmy) have repairs to folds, 2 with tiny loss to image, 2 plates have brown stain to inner margins not affecting the image, edges of plates dusty, the plates to the other works are without repairs and in good order. Title page foxed, foxing and pale age-browning throughout, paper fault has affected 1 word but the meaning is easily understood and the word has been added in the margin in pencil, 1 plate just slightly protruding from text block, other occasional small faults of no consequence, otherwise a good copy. First published in 1699 with the title: Orang-Outang, Sive Homo Sylvestris: or, the Anatomy of a Pygmie. See: A Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine, page 462. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A LETTER TO THE REVEREND MR. DOUGLAS, OCCASIONED BY HIS VINDICATION OF MILTON. TO WHICH ARE SUBJOIN'D SEVERAL CURIOUS ORIGINAL LETTERS FROM THE AUTHORS OF THE UNIVERSAL HISTORY, MR. AINSWORTH, MR. MACLAURIN, &C

      London: Printed for W. Owen, 1751.. 24pp. Quarto. Unlettered red linen. Small marginal spot to four leaves, title and verso of terminal leaf a bit tanned, soft crease to upper corner, old pencil notations in upper margin of title, but a good to very good copy. First edition. When John Douglas effectively destroyed Lauder's attempts to prove Milton a wholesale plagiarist, Samuel Johnson, who had contributed a preface and postscript to Lauder's AN ESSAY ON MILTON'S USE AND IMITATION OF THE MODERNS...(1750), dictated and compelled him to publish the confession which introduces this work. The remainder of the text includes examples of his interpolations, and some half-hearted explanations and equivocations, as well as some testimonials to Lauder's character which demonstrate by their inclusion that he was, in the main, unrepentant. Although well- represented institutionally in the ESTC, a scarce book in commerce of late. COURTNEY & SMITH, p.37. CHAPMAN & HAZEN, p.135. ROTHSCHILD 1312. FLEEMAN 51.1LLD ESTC T38357.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Faerie Queen

      London: printed for J. Brindley and S. Wright,, 1751. With an exact Collation of the two original editions published by himself at London in quarto; the former containing the first three books printed in 1590, and the latter the six books in 1596. To which are now added, a new Life of the Author, and also Glossary. Adorned with thirty-two Copper-Plates, from the Original Drawings of the late W. Kent, esq; architect and principal Painter to his Majesty. 3 volumes, quarto (289 × 228 mm). Lavishly bound in contemporary full vellum, spines in compartments each with the "J.P." monogram and crown gilt and elaborate gilt rolls and tooling, titles direct in manuscript, sides bordered with geometric gilt rolls, monogram gilt to corners and centre with a ring of gilt-tooled cherubs and stars around the central monogram, marbled edges. 32 copper engraved illustrated folding plates after drawings by W. Kent. Vellum somewhat soiled and scratched but still attractive, spines and corners a little rubbed, front joints of volumes 1 and 3 starting but holding fine; occasional mild spotting, tanning or cockling to leaves and some plates, but overall a very good set. First complete and first illustrated edition, including Thomas Birch's Life; Spenser's letter to Walter Raleigh; commendatory verses; numerous dedicatory verses by Spenser; an exact collation of the two original editions of 1590 and 1596 which combine to give the first complete text in one edition including the fragment of Book VII; a glossary; and 32 engraved plates after drawings by the painter, architect, and garden-designer William Kent (c.1686-1748), which constitute the first comprehensive illustrations to the poem. This luxuriously bound copy is from the library (with his armorial bookplate to the rear of each volume) of sometime prime minister William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, later Marquis of Lansdowne (1737-1805). Volume one also bears the ownership inscription of a later owner, Emily C. Townshend, who has written out some biographical notes on Shelburne to the front pastedown; she is possibly Emily Townshend née Paget (1810–1893), daughter-in-law of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733–1800), himself a leading member of Shelburne's government. The binding itself, with the "J.P." monogram, was made for the library of Shelburne's father, the Irish peer, politician and Kerry landowner John Fitzmaurice (1706–1761), who changed his name to Petty in a bid for English respectability on the inheritance of estates at High Wycombe in 1751 (the date of this book's publication), which carried with them electoral influence over a seat in British parliament.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Thorp Cloud &c. This Pyramidal Mountain is in Derbyshire, the River Dove washes its foot; the front (where the View was taken) is in Staffordshire at the bottom of the Gradens of Geo. Port, of Ilam Esq

      Published by Thomas Smith, 1751. Engraving with beautiful hand-colouring. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of two skillfully mended tears on the bottom margin, and four skillfully mended tears on the top margin. Corners on left margin have been folded. Image size: 14 x 20 5/8 inches. 15 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches. 16 x 22 3/8 inches. A picturesque view of Thorp Cloud mountain in Derbyshire by the celebrated landscape artist Smith of Derby. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties 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 vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints. One of the earliest and most influential landscape artists of this trend was Thomas Smith ( d. 1767) who came to be known as "Smith of Derby". Smith traveled the north of England painting famous houses and beautiful views. He was one of the first artists to depict wild landscape scenes, which became immensely fashionable with the development of the "picturesque landscape" towards the end of the century. Smith's paintings not only captured the English countryside at the onset of the Industrial Revolution, but also recorded the activities of visiting tourists and local inhabitants. These works capture a period in England's history, which was forever changed by the wheels of progress. Before the mills and the factories came to dominate the landscape of northern England Smith depicted its wild beauty and breathtaking scenery.. Clayton The English Print 1688-1802 page 155-157

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Allgemeine Geschichte der Handlung und Schiffahrt, der Manufacturen und Künste, des Finanz- und Cameralwesens, zu allen Zeiten und bey allen Völkern

      Breslau, Korn 1751 -1754. 26 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (6), 650 (irrig 654); (4) S., S. 655-1082. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel - Holzm. / Boh. Anonym VI, 5303 - Humpert 3609, 5135 - Goldsmiths-Kress no. 8597.5 - Nach Kulturräumen und Ländern gegliedert, bietet die weltumspannende historische Untersuchung eine Entwicklungsgeschichte früher Handelsformen und -beziehungen bei Ägyptern, Phöniziern, Persern, Arabern, Indern und v. a., in den Ländern Europas zur Zeit des Römischen Reiches von Griechenland, Italien, der iberischen Halbinsel, Germanien und Gallien bis nach Großbritannien und Skandinavien. Am Ende Ausführungen über den Seehandel Genuas und Venedigs sowie zur deutschen Handelsgeschichte im 15. Jahrhundert. Das schöne - von Johann David Schleuen gestochene - Frontispiz zeigt eine ideale Weltlandschaft, in der die verschiedenen Kulturkreise und ihre Handelsbeziehungen versinnbildlicht sind. In Teil 1 Seiten 45-48 in der Paginierung übersprungen. Gutes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt. Political, Commercial, and Philosophical; Together with his Letters and Poems... to Which is Prefix’d a New Account of his Life

      Lon., 1751.. b/w frontispieces. In the 130-odd years that elapsed between Raleigh’s execution and this publication, the first collection of his works, Raleigh’s reputation had risen considerably. This edition features a laudatory biography, “Orders to Commanders of the Fleet” from his second Eldorado expedition, discourses on the wars with Spain and the Netherlands, “A Discourse of the Invention of Ships, Compass, Anchors, &c.” “Observations Concerning the Royal Navy,” “Voyage for the Discovery of Guiana” and two other essays concerning that voyage, as well as poems, letters and essays on other subjects. Two volumes bound in attractive 19th century full polished calf with gilt spine decorations and labels.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Der dänische Avanturier, oder des Herrn von R. eines gebohrnen Dänen und Verwandten des berühmten Engelländers Robinson Crusoe wunderbare Begebenheiten und Reisen nach Frankreich, Ost- und Westindien und in die Südssee, größtentheils von ihm selbst in dänischer Sprache beschrieben, nach seinem Tode aber ins Deutsche übersetzet und herausgegeben

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1751 - 1752.. 2 Bände. 4 Bll., 552 S.; 4 Bll.,424 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Ullrich 236, 28; Goed. III, 264, 50; Hayn-Got. I, 151. - Seltene erste Ausgabe! - Gelenke angeplatzt, Fehlstellen am Rücken fachmännisch ergänzt, berieben, Kanten und Ecken bestoßen. Titelblätter mit kleinen Fehlstellen aufgezogen und fleckig, gebräunt, fingerfleckig und gebraucht.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Memoirs of the Duke of Sully

      London - R. Dodsley, 1751 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Two volumes bound in leather with gilt titles to the spines. Scarce first edition. Maximilien de Bthune, Duke of Sully (1560 1641) was the doughty soldier, French minister, staunch Huguenot and faithful right-hand man who assisted Henry IV of France in the rule of France. Sully left a collection of memoirs written in the second person very valuable for the history of the time and as an autobiography, in spite of the fact that they contain many fictions, such as a mission undertaken by Sully to Queen Elizabeth in 1601. Perhaps among his most famous works was the idea of a Europe composed of 15 roughly equal States, under the direction of a Very Christian Council of Europe, charged with resolving differences and disposing of a common army. This famous Grand Design, a Utopian plan for a Christian republic, is often cited as one of the first grand plans and ancestors for the European Union. Two folio volumes of the memoirs were splendidly printed, nominally at Amsterdam, but really under Sully's own eye, at his chateau in 1638. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm, although the outer hinges are starting on Volume I. There is some wear to the extremities including rubbing and fire damage to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional spot. There are some tears to the edges of about 20 pages in Volume I, however this does not affect the text. Overall the volumes are in good only condition..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        MÉMOIRES HISTORIQUES [SUR LES MISSIONS], [ENCADERNAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA.]

      - APOLOGÉTIQUES, &c. PRÉSENTÈS EN 1751. AU SOVERAIN PONTIFE BENOIT XIV. Sur les Missions de la Societé de Jésus aux Indes & a la Chine, où l’on voi le Commerce immense, & les fausses Rélations de leurs Missionaires, les persécutions qu’ils ont faites aux Envoyés du Siege Apostolique, & aux Fidéles Ministre de l’Évangile, leur opiniâtreté à pratiquer les Rits Idolâtres & Superstitieux, anathématisés par plusieurs Papes, & nouvellement par deux éclatantes Bulles, [etc]. Par le R. P. Norbert Capucin de Lorraine, Missionaire Apostolique de ces Pays-lá, & Procureur Général en Cour de Rome, de ces mêmes Missions. Ouvrage composé en François, & traduit en Italien. A LONDRES: Chez les Libraires François [Paul Vaillant, François Changuion, and Guillaume Meyer], MDCCLI. [1751]. 3 volumes. In 4º (de 21x17 cm) com XL, 456; 542, XVI; e XXIV, 687 pags. Encadernações artísticas da época inteiras de marroquin vermelho com rótulos verdes, nervos, finos ferros rolados a ouro nas lombadas e nas cercaduras das pastas. Cortes dourados por folhas. Ilustrado com 7 gravuras em extra-texto e 1 mapa desdobrável, conforme seguinte colação: No 1º volume: - 1ª gravura no frontispício com alegoria do Papa emitindo Bulas e flagelando os ímpios e gentios com o fogo divino; 2ª gravura entre pags. 104-105, com retrato do Cardinal de Tournon, Légat aux Indes et a la Chine en 1702, décédé en 1710: dans da prison à Macao'; e mapa desdobrável de 'Cotes de Malabar et de Coromandel' apresentando o interior do subcontinente indiano e o norte da ilha do Ceilão. No 2º volume: 1ª gravura com o deus Brama e 2ª gravura com o deus Isuren, ambas precedendo o texto; 3ª gravura entre as pags. 400-401 com retrato de corpo inteiro de 'Missionnaire de la Conpagnie de Jesus aux Indes; 4º gravura entre as pags. 418-419 com 'Veritable Portrait du Père Robert Nobili de la Marche d'Ancone Missionaire de la Société dans le Maduré mort à Méliapur en 1656: âge de 80 ans'. No 3º volume: gravura do deus Vishna, precedendo a folha de rosto (anterrosto). Exemplar com (aparente) falta das folhas de rosto do 1º e do 2º volumes e levemente aparado com ligeira perda de texto no pé da obra. Apesar do exemplar não apresentar folhas de rostos no 1º e 2º volumes, no restante parece estar de acordo com outros exemplares colacionados. Obra com texto bilingue confrontado em Latim e Francês, encontrando-se a cronologia com apontamentos em marginália resumindo o pleito entre Jesuítas e Capuchinhos desde a morte de São Francisco Xavier até á data da publicação desta obra. Pierre Norbert (1697-1769), pseudónimo para Pierre Parisot, cura Parisot, Norbert de Bar-le-Duc, Norbert de Lorraine, ou Abbé Platel, foi monge Capuchinho (1716) e padre (1729), enviado ao Malabar e mais tarde para Pondicherry em 1736. Depois de ser nomeado Procurador da Missão Francesa durante três anos, entrou em conflito com os Jesuítas sobre a questão dos ritos religiosos do Malabar. Esta obra é um relato muito detalhado da missão jesuíta no Malabar entre 1606 e 1744. O autor critica a conduta e as acções dos jesuítas por toda parte. Inclui muita informação sobre o povo indiano, seus costumes, etc. Descreve os procedimentos dos jesuítas na Missão de Malabar, onde 'autorizaram a mais blasfema mistura dos ritos' cristãos e pagãos. Obra rara contendo um violento ataque aos Jesuítas e especialmente suas às actividades missionárias. Os dois primeiros volumes tratam exclusivamente da Missão Jesuíta no Malabar. O volume terceiro expõe a animosidade entre os Jesuítas e os Capuchinhos, descreve a ''rebelião'' dos Jesuítas contra o Papa Bento XIV. O autor termina seu trabalho com o desejo de que uma bula papal possa abolir os Jesuítas. Em 1773, o seu desejo foi cumprido e este livro certamente desempenhou um papel importante. [FR] Titre unifié de la prémière édition: 'Mémoires historiques presentés au Souverain Pontife Benoit XIV, sur les missions des Indes Orientales. Ouvrage Qui contient une suite complette des Constitutions, Brefs et autres

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
 33.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World In Four Parts By Lemuel Gulliver First a Surgeon, and than a Captain of Several Ships

      Fifth Edition by Charles Bathurst, London: 1751. A contemporary binding which is in good condition in full brown leather (calf) with five raised bands on the spine and with "I3" in gilt in one of the compartments and with gilt borders on the boards. A 16mo mesauring 6 1/2" by 4" with the front and rear joints worn and starting, but the hinges remain tight and strong. The first free end page has been cut leaving about a fourth of its original size. There is a dated "12 May 1814" prior owner's name on the second free end page, and an early ink inscription on the rear free end page. 296 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of "Dr. Swift" (which has been pinned to the first free end page) and six map plates.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [He Kaine Diatheke]. Novum testamentum graecum editionis receptae cum lectionibus variantibus codicum MSS., editionum aliarum, versionum et patrum

      Amstelaedami: Ex officina Dommeriana, 1751–52. Folio (33 cm, 12.0"). 2 vols. I: [8], 966, [6] pp.; 1 plt. II: 920, [5], 28, X pp. First edition of Wettstein's great accomplishment: a groundbreaking critical edition of the Greek New Testament, here preceded by an expanded and corrected version of his previously published Prolegomena and followed by his edition of the Syriac text of the epistles of St. Clement I, the latter with Latin translation. Wettstein (or Wetsten), a scholar and member of a prominent Amsterdam family of printers, was accused, long before the work was actually published, of preparing an edition with Arian and Socinian heretical leanings; he spent much of the rest of his career attempting to clear himself of suspicion. He was the most prolific New Testament scholar of his day, and his system of identifying early manuscripts is the one still in use in critical editions — most of his proposed emendations have been confirmed by more recent scholarship. The title-pages here are printed in black and red, with copper-engraved vignettes done by Pieter Tanjé after Louis Fabricius Dubourg, the first contrasting the light of the Torah with the darkness of paganism, and the second portraying two classical figures, one gesturing towards a scene of destruction by flame and one towards lightning striking temples and statuary. Wood-engraved head- and tailpieces and occasional decorative capitals enhance the text throughout, and the first volume includes a useful copper-engraved plate showing the variant forms of Greek letters as found in the manuscript codices. The paper bears a "Maid of Dort" Pro Patria watermark, nicely executed, with a B beneath the design. Darlow & Moule 4753; Dibdin, Greek and Latin Classics, I, pp. 154–56; Copinger, Bible and its Transmission, oo, 161 & 165–66. Contemporary vellum, covers framed and panelled in blind with blind-tooled central medallion and corner fleurons, spines with neatly inked titles; vellum dust-soiled, front joints open, spines with paper shelving labels at heads and with vellum cracked/chipping, pulling away from spine. Front pastedowns each with 19th-century institutional bookplate and with inked and pencilled annotations; small inked numeral to lower margin of each first text page; half-titles, title-pages, plates, and several other pages bearing old-fashioned oval rubber-stamps. Mild to moderate foxing; a few lower corners creased and title-page of vol. II with lower outer corner torn away. Occasional early inked corrections in vol. I. => A solid, very usable copy of an important, imposing Greek N.T.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Ex recensione Francisci Oudendorpii, qui variantes lectiones, suasque animadversiones adjecit, intermixtis J. G. Graevii, et J. Gronovii, nec non ineditis Caroli Adreae Dukeri

      Renouard´s copy, bound by Bisiaux. 1751. Leyden. Samuel Luchtman. Two volumes in 8vo (211 mm x 123 mm). 1 vellum + 1 [blank] + 21 ff + 557 + 1 vellum + 1 [blank]; 1 ff + 561-1024 + 18 + 1 vellum + 16 plates. Truly gorgeous olive green morocco by Bisiaux with his ticket, boards heavily gilt with outer narrow interlacing gilt, double gilt fillets framing a wider interlacing tooling, inner frame with pointille facing inwards and corner pieces, spines flat lavishly tooled in gilt forming compartments, edges gilt, inner dentelle heavily gilt; pasteboards in gilt-tooled brown morocco and silk linings, a little rubbed, first volume with head of spine presenting small loss, gently rubbed on hinges and corners, else fine and remarkably well preserved. Soiling and browning to a few pages, mainly to plates, else fine. Important edition of Suetonius´s works on the lives of the Ceasar´s. Carefully produced edition, heavily annotated and illustrated with two frontispieces, twelve plates with the portraits and medals of the Caesars and two additional engraved medallion-portraits of Julius Caesar and Horatius. A most desirable copy, bound by Bisiaux in a lavishly tooled olive green morocco, with vellum endpapers. Provenance, from the library of the celebrated bibliophile Renouard (N° 1735); library of John Delaware Lewis, with ex libris on front pastedown; library of Geoffrey D. Hobson, large ex libris on both volumes. Brunet V, 583 (?Trés recommendable?). Dibdin II, 443.

      [Bookseller: Hs Rare Books]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The theory and practice of commerce and maritime affairs / Written originally in Spanish, by Don Geronymo de Uztariz, Knight of the Order of St. Jago, Member of his Catholick Majesty's Privy Council, of the Royal Board of Trade and the Mint ... and his Majesty's Secretary in the Council and Chamber of the Indies. Translated from the original, by John Kippax, B.D. Fellow of Clare-hall, and Master of the Academy in Little Tower-street. In two volumes

      London : Printed for J. & J. Rivington, in St. Paul's Church-yard; and J. Crofts, bookseller in Bristol., MDCCLI. [1751.], 1751. 1st Edition. Physical description 2 v. ; 8vo. Notes; includes index. Translation of: Theorica y practica de comercio y de marina. Subject; Taxation - Spain. Spain - Commerce. Spain - Commercial policy. Spain - Colonies - Administration. Other names Kippax, John. Related item referenced by: ESTC, T138240. Language English. Terminal leaf of v.1 torn with insubstantial loss. Scattered marginal foxing. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An uncommonly good set - additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        España Sagrada, VI. De la Santa Iglesia de Toledo en quanto Metropolitana. Añadense algunos apendices de documentos hasta hoy no publicados; ilustrando el Chronicon del Biclarense con los de San Isidoro, y respondiendo en el Prologo a un moderno estrangero [Mamachi] sobre la Venida de Santiago.

      Madrid, por Antonio Marín, 1751. - 4to.; 32 hs., 578 pp. Primera edición. Encuadernación piel marbreada, de la época, con lomera ornada.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
 38.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Lincoln's-Inn Chappel, Being Erected at the Expence of the Hon.ble

      1751. [Engraving]. [Inns of Court]. Vertue, George [1684-1756], Engraver. Lincoln's-Inn Chappel, Being Erected at the Expence of the Hon.ble Gentlemen of this Inn by a Plan of Mr. Inigo Jones, 1751. 9-1/2" x 15-1/2" copperplate engraving, handsomely matted and glazed, margins trimmed closely, image mounted on board. Negligible light toning to margins, negligible horizontal fold line, tiny fold line to lower right-hand corner, image fresh. * This engraving depicts the ambulatory and stairs of the chapel. The left side has a large cartouche describing the chapel and its history. Vertue was an English engraver and antiquarian. His notebooks are a valuable source for students of English art of the first half of the eighteenth century. They were the basis of Horace Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting in England (1761-1771). Sir John Soane's Museum Concise Catalogue of Drawings (online version), Drawer 59, Set 1.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Grounds and Rudiments of Law and Equity Alphabetically Digested

      1751. A Maxim-Based Synopsis of English Law [A Gentleman of the Middle Temple]. The Grounds and Rudiments of Law and Equity, Alphabetically Digested: Containing a Collection of Rules or Maxims, With the Doctrine Upon Them, Illustrated by Various Cases Extracted from the Books and Records, to Evince that These Principles Have Been the Foundation Upon Which the Judges and Sages of the Law Have Built Their Solemn Resolutions and Determinations. The Whole Designed to Reduce the Knowledge of the Laws of England to a more Regular Science, And to Form Them Into a Proper Digest for the Service of the Nobility, Clergy, Gentlemen in the Commission of the Peace, and Private Gentlemen, As Well as the Professors and Students of the Law. With Three Tables. First, Of the Rudiments and Grounds. Second, Of the new Cases. Third, of Principal Matters. London: T. Osborne, 1751. [i], [xxxii], 372, [16] pp. Publisher advertisement precedes title page. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, corners and hinges mended. Some rubbing, scuffing and light gatoring to boards. Early armorial bookplate (of William Milbourne, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn) to front pastedown. Toning, some offsetting and edgewear to endleaves, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. An appealing copy. * Second edition. First published in 1749, this fascinating textbook for laymen and law students is a fine example of the maxim-based pedagogy represented by such authors as Bacon, Noy, Wingate and Broome. Grounds and Rudiments contains 526 alphabetically arranged maxims, rules, principles and quotations accompanied by comments and illustrations. It also includes short essays on law in general, the sources of law, the nature of equity and the pedagogical value of maxims. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:243 (6).

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals

      London: Printed for A. Millar... 1751 First edition, first issue, with L3 in the uncancelled state. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. . Twelvemo. Small corner of title cut away, some slight browning, but a very good copy. Engraved bookplate of the Surtees Library, Taunton Castle, with withdrawal stamp. "In my opinion (who ought not to judge on that subject) it is of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary, incomparably the best: it came unnoticed and unobserved into this world", wrote Hume in his Autobiography. It is recasting, in a more elegant form, of the ideas in Book III of the Treatise, designed again to reach a wider audience and it met with much success and was to form part of the Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, (1753-1756) which went through nine editions in Hume's lifetime and many thereafter.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        CAPTAIN WILLIAM COATS'S REMARKS IN MANY VOYAGES TO HUDSONS BAY [manuscript title]

      [England. ca. 1751?].. [137]pp. Folio. Contemporary vellum. Light foxing and toning. Some minor scattered soiling. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt extra. This manuscript is a remarkable compilation of Captain William Coats' many explorations and travels in Hudson Bay over a quarter of a century, describing annual voyages every summer between 1727 and 1751. Coats' legacy is commemorated by a sizable island named for him at the entrance to the Bay (thought to have been the last outpost of the Dorset Eskimo people). Except for 1749, when he accompanied Thomas Mitchell on a Company exploring expedition, he commanded one of the three supply ships that the Hudson's Bay Company sent out each season to Churchill, Albany, and York Factory. This manuscript is one of the most extensive narratives of high Arctic travel and exploration from the first half of the 18th century to survive, and is crucial to the contemporary questions regarding whether or not Hudson Bay had a western outlet into a northwest passage. On his first voyage, while conveying Thomas Maclish to York Factory as the new governor of Hudson Bay, Coats lost his ship off Cape Farewell. Everyone was saved into the Hannah, one of the consorts, commanded by Charles Middleton. For the next thirteen seasons Coats, Middleton, and George Spurrell were the supply ship commanders, but in 1741, Middleton was engaged by the Admiralty, at the urgings of Arthur Dobbs, to search for a northwest passage in H.M.S. Furnace. To Dobbs' frustration, Middleton only discovered Wager Bay; a written war ensued in the form of a pamphlet exchange, for which Middleton is best remembered today. The argument between the two men is referred to by Coats at the commencement of the manuscript, in which he appears to side firmly with Middleton: "What Mr. Dobbs has thought fitt to call a description of Hudsons bay, is so erroneous so superficial and so trifling in almost every circumstance. So contrary to the experience and concurrent testimony...that when it first Appeared it was matter of astonishment, to all those who be supposed to be competent Judges." Coats refers to the claims and counterclaims of Middleton and Dobbs, regarding the fall of tides in Hudson Bay, in the body of the manuscript. In 1749, Coats was excused from the supply voyage, and was asked instead to accompany Thomas Mitchell, who was to continue his previous exploring expedition, now under the auspices of the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1744 the expedition had been sent to examine the Eastmain, or eastern coast of Hudson Bay. The 1749 expedition found the coast just as intimidating as its predecessor had, but nonetheless charted the Richmond Gulf and the coast between Cape Digges and Little Whale River. The Eastmain is described in the manuscript from observations in 1749. The manuscript, addressed to Coats' son, was drawn up after the 1750 voyage, which is the last voyage referred to. The majority of the text (and all of the Appendage where the references give the year of the journal from which they were extracted) contains sailing directions, latitude and longitude, and description of the important landfalls and many capes, bays, and islands from Cape Resolution into Hudson Bay, together with information on ice (especially its avoidance) and tides. In addition there is information on the differences between the various tribes of Indians and Inuit groups encountered by Coats, and knowledge of the hinterland of Hudson Bay including conjectural conclusions (e.g. that a large lake or sea named "Winipeggon" was said to lay to the west of Churchill, and that this could explain the extraordinary tides on the west coast of Hudson Bay, and the belief that this [Lake Winnipeg] connected with the Bay). Apart from the geography of the Bay, Coats provides descriptions of the natives, including detailed accounts of their clothing and demeanor. He even notes that the features of the Eskimos are similar to that of the Chinese: "I have often thought this people are of the lineage of the Chinease, in the many features I think I see in them, their bloated, flatt faces, little eyes, black hair, little hands & feet." Coats describes artifacts of the culture: canoes, toys, hunting implements, music, and costume; he writes about diet, means of hunting, and their lack of Christian religion. On the latter topic he writes: "That they are idoliters I am perswaided for I have had a bone Deity which they seldom are without in their canoes. The rising sun summons all on their knees, [at which point] you hear such a contrast of vocal musick...with such energy and noble contempt as lift these people in idea above the common level of all mankind, and I dare say they think themselves the favorite people of God, and look on us with more compassion and contempt than we do them." He makes similar observations about the natives at other points in the text. This remarkable manuscript came into the hands of celebrated Arctic explorer Sir Edward Parry, who passed it to Francis Beaufort, who in turn passed it to the fledgling Hakluyt Society in the person of John Barrow Jr. (1808-98), a founding member of the Society, Keeper of the Records at the Admiralty, and member of the Arctic Council dedicated to solving the mystery of Sir John Franklin. Barrow edited the manuscript as the eleventh volume of the Hakluyt Society's First Series under the manuscript's subtitle: THE GEOGRAPHY OF HUDSON'S BAY (1852). To this was added an appendix containing extracts from the log of Capt. Middleton on his voyage for the discovery of the North-West Passage in 1741-42. Not all of the manuscript was published. The text that Barrow chose to edit out is lightly marked in pencil, consisting primarily of nautical observations along the British coast. A major manuscript account of Arctic exploration in the first half of the 18th century, by a man who probably made more Arctic voyages in the period than any other sailor.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Konung Erics den XIV:des historia, som förtäljer dess merckwerdiga handlingar, men i synnerhet de emot Sweriges då warande fiender förda krig, sammanskrefwen af framledne ståthållaren och kammar-rådet Eric Jöransson Tegel, til Hufvedstad, Ericstad och Grundwik, men nu först af dess handskrift i allment tryck, jemte anmerkningar och et fullkomligit register, utgifwen af Anders Anton von Stiernman.

      Stockholm, Lorentz Ludw. Grefing, 1751. 4:o. (36),+ 336,+ (52) s.+ 2 utvikbara grav. porträtt. Enstaka fläckar och liten fuktrand i övre marginal mot slutet. Porträtten lösa. Nött samtida skinnband, blindpressad rygg, något trasig i främre nedre fals. Frampärmen med runt spår av kaffepanna. Titelbladet med And Smedborgs med bläck överstrukna namnteckning. Warmholtz 3147. Stiernmans utgåva av Tegels historia om Erik XIV är en av hans mer ovanliga böcker. Warmholtz hade inga höga tankar om boken i sig, men berömmer Stiernmans förord och anmärkningar

      [Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet]
 43.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        LINNÉ, CARL von.

      Philosophia botanica in qua explicantur fundamenta botanica cum definitionibus partium, exemplis terminorum, observationibus rariorum, adjectis figuris æneis. Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1751. 8:o. (6),362 s. & 9 grav. plr. Med två träsnittsillustrationer i texten numrerade som plansch X och XI. Tämligen nött hfrbd från början av 1800-talet med guldornerad rygg i form av en blomranka, brun titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Försättsbladet urrivet. En bortklippt namnteckning i nedre marginalen på titelbladet. Lite småfläckig på sina håll, t.ex. på s. 146-54 och avtryck av växtdelar, vilka tidigare legat på tork, på s. 96-99 och 297-98. Blåfläckig i inre marginalen på s. 180-81. Senare styva förstärkningar i inre marginalen på s. 354-55. Utan porträttet. Med G. E. Bothéns och Harald Hisings namnteckningar, den senare daterad 1904.. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 437. Krok Svensk botanisk litteratur 138. Utgiven av G. Kiesewetter. Porträttet av Linné var uppenbarligen bara bifogat en del av upplagan. "Philosophia botanica", vars manuskript hade nedtecknats av Pehr Löfling, är en väsentligt omarbetad utvidgning av 1736 års "Fundamenta botanica". Den är uppställd i 365 paragrafer eller aforismer som sedan utvecklas i förklarande texter. Linné uppställer här regler för en botanisk teori och fortsätter att vidareutveckla sin namngivning av släkter och arter. "Philosophia botanica" innehåller även ett "Horologium floræ", ett blomsterur, d.v.s. en sammanställning av de tidpunkter på dygnet när respektive växt öppnar och sluter sig. Detta avsnitt var tänkt att utvidgas och tryckas separat. Bland de läsare som tog intryck av "Philosophia botanica" märks både Rousseau och Goethe. Bandet är av allt att döma bundet i Lund

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
 44.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        Naturens og Folke-Rettens Kundskab, Bygget paa de fornemste Juristers Principiis, Illustrered med Exempler af de Nordiske Historier, Og Conferered med disse Rigers, saa vel gamle som nye Love, Femte Edition

      Forøget med adskillige nye Exempler og mange rare og curieuse Spørsmaal, og et tilstrækkelig Register. Første Part (+ Anden Part). Kiøbenhavn, 1751. Trykt med Autors retmessige Afstaaelse, i de Berlingske Arvingers Bogtrykkerie, ved L.H. Lillie. 8vo. 16 + 467 + (10) s. Indbundet i ét samtidigt hellæderbind med rygforgyldning. Gammel tilskrift på friblad.. "Kundskaben" er et direkte optryk af 4. edition 1741, som igen er et direkte optryk af 3. edition 1734, til anden part ligeledes kun halvtitelblad og uden særskilt paginering. "Fablerne" er et fuldstændigt optryk af originaludgaven. Ehrencron-Müller I, 68

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
 45.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        Recueil de dissertations anciennes et nouvelles; sur les Apparitions, les Visions & les Songes. Avec une préface historique par M. l'abbé Lenglet Dufresnoy. (Insieme a:) Traité historique et dogmatique sur les Apparitions, les Visions & les Révélations particulières. Avec des Observations sur les dissertations du R. P. Dom Calmet, Abbé de Sénones, sur les Apparitions & les Revenans.

      Jean-Noël Leloup 1751-52 4 tomi rilegati in un volume in 8° (164x96); I opera) pagg. (12), CLXII, (14), 287, (1); (4), XII, 312. Rara edizione originale di questa interessante collezione di resoconti di apparizioni che contiene, aggiunto editorialmente, anche "Recit de la conference du diable avec Luther". Piccolo strappo rest. al frontesp. del tomo I; 5 pagine del secondo tomo con tracce di bruciatura al margine est. Caillet 6498; Cornell, Witchcraft, 344. II opera) pagg. (4), XLIII, 408; (2), VII, 448. Edizione originale di questa interessante collezione di resoconti di apparizioni. Mancano l'occhiello ed il frontespizio del tomo I, suppliti in fotocopia. Internamente bell'esemplare. Caillet 6500. Quérard (F.-L. V-160): "Cet ouvrage était fait dès l'an 1697, dit la France littéraire de 1769, mais ne fut publié qu'en 1751 à l'occasion de celui que Dom Calmet venait de faire paraître sur les apparitions et les revenans, sur lequel il contient des observations". Piena pergamena rigida posteriore, titolo manoscritto al dorso, tagli rossi a spruzzo. Bell'esemplare fresco. Pergamena brunita.Lenglet DuFresnoy (1674-1755) storico francese fu uno dei primi bibliografi di alchimia. "His passion was to write, think, act, and live, with a kind of cynical freedom; and though badly lodged, clothed, and fed, he was still satisfied; which liberty, libery to say and write what he pleased; which liberty, however, he carried to so great an extreme, and so stangely abused, that he was sent to the bastille ten or twelve times."[Chalmers]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
 46.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Viridarium Florentinum sive conspectus plantarum quae floruerunt, & semina dederunt hoc anno 1750. in Horto Caesareo Florentino. Una cum adnotationibus ... circa genericas plantarum nomenclaturas, simulque cum constitutione trium novorum Generum Niccolinia, Seguieria, & Guettardia.

      Florentiae, B. Paperini, 1751. 8vo (142 x 220mm). pp. xv, (1), 109, (2), 32. Title printed in black and red. Contemporary boards, with manuscript title on spine. A fine copy of this rare catalogue of the plants growing in the Florence Botanical Garden. Xaviero Manetti was director of the garden from 1742 to 1782. The catalogue lists some 1200 plants, with an appendix of 325 newly introduced species. Manetti was instrumental in introducing the Linnaean system into Italy. Manetti is better known for his magnificent work on birds 'Storia naturale degli Uccelli' (1767-76). Stafleu & Cowan 5339.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.]
 47.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.