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        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.

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        Report from the Committee Appointed to Examine and State to the House of Commons the Matters of Fact in the Several Petitions of the Manufacturers of, and Traders and Dealers in, the Linen Manufactory,

      First Edition, 57, 1pp folio, modern marbled boards old style, an excellent copy, London, 1751. Kress 5155*; Higgs 54*. Not in Goldsmith. A primary source for the study of this important staple industry. Higgs notes that this report is "very rare and valuable. It contains an Appendix of Premiums paid by the Irish Linen Board." NUC records a single copy - that of the British Library which is seriously defective. This present copy has the signature of T. Erskine in the top margin and the attribution that the work is by Lord Strange - both these in a hand contemporary to the publication. Bound with: LINEN TRADE: Observations on the Linen Manufactures, First Edition, 3, 1pp folio, caption and docket titles, a very good copy, London, 1751. Not in Kress, Goldsmith, Hanson or Higgs. A contemporary hand has added on the docket title the fact that this is "an abstract of the Report". Photograph available on request.

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        Principes du Droit Naturel. Principes du Droit Politique. 2 Teile in 1 Bd..

      4°, XXIV, 352 S.; IX-XII [falsche Paginierung] 380 S., OLdr.d. Zeit, Kapital stark berieben, Papier min. gebräunt, min. fingerfleckig. Erste Auflage der beiden wichtigen juristischen Texte.(Text franz.). Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui (1694 -1748) juriste et écrivain suisse à Genève. Descendant d'une famille originaire de Lucques réfugiée à Genève religionis causa à laquelle appartint Francesco Burlamacchi, il étudie le droit à Genève puis se rend en France, Hollande et Angleterre. Il revient en Suisse en 1723 et enseigne le droit à l'université de Genève jusqu'en 1740. Il est ensuite membre en 1721 du Conseil des Deux-Cents de Genève jusqu'à sa mort en avril 1748.

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        Voyage Autour du Monde;

      fait dans les années MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. Par George Anson, presentement Lord Anson, Commandant en Chef d'une Escadre Envoyée par sa Nahesté Britanique dans la Mer du Sud. Tiré des Journaux & autres Papiers de ce Seigneur, & publié par Richard Walter. Traduit de l'Anglois. Nouvelle Edition. Amsterdam et Leipzig: Arkstee & Merkus 1751. With 35 folded maps and plates. (4) + XVI + 334 pp. Bound with VOYAGE A LA MER DU SUD, fait par Quelques Officiers Commandants le Vaisseau le Wager: Pour servir de suite au Voyage de Georges Anson. Traduit de l'Anglois. A Lyon: Freres Duplain 1756. XVI + 185 + XIV pp. Nice contemporary full mottled calf, richly gilt on spine. Lower headband worn. Stamp on titlepage.. Titlepages with vignettes and printed in red and black. "Carte du Canal des Philippines" present in both French and Dutch version

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        Tab 32 - Sphinx Convolvuli (Hawk 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.?  

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        TraitŽ Historique et Dogmatique Sur Les Apparitions, Les Visions & Les RŽvŽlations Particulires. Avec Des Observations Du R.P. Dom Calmet, AbbŽ De SŽnones, Sur Les Apparitions & Les Revenans. Two volumes.

      Avignon / Paris: Leloup, 1751.. 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. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

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        Exequias Feitas em Roma a Magestade Fedelissima do Senhor Rey Dom JoÆo V. Por ordem do Fidelissimo Senhor Rey Dom Joze I Seu Filho, e Successor.

      Em Roma, Na Officina de Joao Maria Salvioni, Impressor Pontificio da Vaticana, 1751. Com Aprovacao Dos Superiores. In folio massimo, pp. XXIV (l'orazione in fine ? di Sebastiano Maria Correa), seguono 20 tavole di invenzione di Emmanuel Rodrigues Dos Santos (Emmanuel Rodrigues De Santis Lusitanus Inven. et Delineavit) e intagliate all'acquaforte in b/n, di cui, le tre ripiegate a doppia pagina (la prima, la seconda e la terza a seguire il frontespizio (che rappresentano la "Facies externa Templi S. Antonij Nationis Lusitaniae", il "Latus Templi lugubri." e il "Castrum Doloris.."), sono incise da Giuseppe Vasi (Iospeh Vasi Corleonesis Sculpsit Romae Superiorum Permissu Anno 1751); le altre tavole sono tutte disegnate da Antonio Bicchierari (Delineavit e Pinx.), e incise per lo pi? da Gio: Batta Girardenghi (il prospetto del Castrum Doloris, l'"Ichonographia Castri doloris", allegata alla relativa tavola, ? incisa da Francesco Mazzoni che, insieme ad un altro paio di nomi ha inciso alcune delle restanti 16 tavole, pi? decorative, con scene di vita di governo lusitano). Brossura in carta marrone. Esemplare mediocremente conservato, con la brossura del tutto staccata e quindi con i fogli sciolti, con presenza di aloni di umido e tracce di sporco lungo i margini delle carte. Peraltro molto ben impresso e con i fogli puliti su tutta l'estensione delle pagine. Molto belli i capolettera finemente incisi. Il volume fu composto per celebrare le esequie del re portoghese nella Chiesa dei Portoghesi in Roma. Il gusto, che sar? poi proprio del Barocco pi? maturo, di fare dell'arte una solenne spettacolarizzazione, si estende a tutti gli aspetti della vita sociale, dalle nascite, ai matrimoni, alle cerimonie e ai funerali dunque, che ebbero, nel corso di tutto il Seicento, un ruolo importantissimo. Tutte occasioni messe in opera da artigiani di grande valore, sovente su progetti di grandi artisti, sempre eccellenti architetti di apparati funebri (primo fra tutti Gian Lorenzo Bernini, poi il suo allievo Carlo Fontana, o il meno noto Michele Marieschi). Queste feste avevano sempre caratteristiche comuni, come l'ostentazione, il meraviglioso, l'eccesso; e ci? proprio con l'intenzione e la necessit?, tutta politica, di rappresentare e di accentuare nel pubblico (essendo la cerimonia funebre un atto pubblico) l'impressione di potenza e ricchezza del potere reale. In questo senso la scomparsa di un re rappresentava un momento molto delicato per una monarchia, poich? si presentava la necessit? di assicurare la continuit? e la solidit? della stessa istituzione. La finalit? della celebrazione funeraria, va quindi oltre il semplice omaggio di "piet? religiosa" e diviene una vera e propria rivendicazione della continuit? e della legittimit? del potere nelle mani del successore. Le cerimonie funebri assumono pertanto un valore simbolico, paragonabile, in un certo senso, alla stessa incoronazione, in quanto tutto diveniva propaganda politica. Se l'acclamazione di un monarca, una volta insediatosi sul trono, marcava l'inizio della sua azione di governo, altrettanto si pu? dire che la sua ascesa alla gloria eterna, avveniva attraverso l'esaltazione degli apparati funebri predisposti per le sue esequie. Il monarca, cos? come aveva vissuto, si congedava teatralmente e diveniva, nell'immaginario collettivo, un mito che sarebbe perdurato nel tempo. Tanto pi? era fastosa la commemorazione, tanto pi? questa confermava la successione e la futura grandezza del re che sarebbe stato incoronato. Questa situazione appare emblematica nel caso della successione al trono di D JoÆo V, il quale aveva governato un paese in piena crisi economica e pesantemente coinvolto nella politica europea (problemi relativi alla guerra di successione di Spagna, situazione del Brasile e peso dell'Inghilterra sul regno). Per tutti questi motivi D. JoÆo V fu spinto, fin dai primi atti del suo governo, a diffondere un'immagine di grandezza del regno, in modo da tenere sotto controllo tutti quei dubbi che, al proposito, serpeggiavano nelle cancellerie europee. Gli scenari in cui si svolgono le celebrazioni, soprattutto quelle che coinvolgono tutta la famiglia reale, sono studiati con estrema attenzione (dalla scelta dei luoghi, alle decorazioni e all'assegnazione dei posti). E ci? che impressiona maggiormente in questo cerimoniale fu l'ordine meticoloso con il quale si procedette a predisporre l'"apparato allo sguardo del pubblico". Il re JoÆo V regn? per circa quarant'anni, uno dei pi? lunghi regni della storia portoghese, e si spense nel luglio 1750; subito, in tutto il paese, si moltiplicarono le manifestazioni di lutto in suo onore. Nell'ottica di questa filosofia, e sempre per potenziare l'impatto col pubblico, questi momenti non si realizzavano solo nel proprio regno, ma anche in luoghi diversi ma altrettanto importanti dal punto di vista diplomatico: ecco che anche presso le corti europee con le quali esistevano contatti pi? stretti, come Londra, Siviglia, Madrid e Roma, si celebrarono le esequie con grande magnificenza. Di tutte queste cerimonie funebri, le pi? grandiose decorsero presso la corte pontificia nella chiesa di Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi, e nella chiesa di S. S. Apostoli presso Palazzo Colonna. Si sceglieva un architetto al quale delegare l'edificazione del castrum doloris o del catafalco, strutture architettoniche effimere, destinate a durare almeno un mese. In questo caso il catafalco (a partire dalla celebrazione delle esequie di D. Pedro II a Roma, adottato anche dal Portogallo, in linea con la tendenza europea, per avvicinarci a celebrare il messaggio di trionfo e gloria della monarchia barocca) fu eretto nella Chiesa Nazionale di S. Antonio dei Lusitani di Roma. Per la morte di D. Pedro II, suo figlio D. JoÆo V, commission? cerimonie funebri nella chiesa di Sant'Antonio di Roma; cos?, anche per JoÆo V, suo figlio D. Jos? I, segu? lo stesso esempio, facendo incaricare l'architetto Emmanuel Rodrigues Dos Santos di elaborare il programma di decorazione della chiesa, in occasione del primo anniversario dalla morte, celebrato nel maggio del 1751 (di questo architetto, che altre tracce della sua geniale opera ha lasciato a Roma e nel viterbese, ignoriamo luogo e data di nascita; certo ? che arriv? a compiere quest'opera sul finire della vita, poich? la data della morte la si ascrive tra il 1752 e il 1753). Gli intagli furono affidati al pittore romano Antonio Bicchierari, col quale il Rodrigues aveva gi? lavorato. L'orazione funebre fu affidata al prelato governatore della chiesa nazionale portoghese, Sebastiano Maria Correa (SebastiÆo Maria Correia). La messa fu presieduta da Mons. de Rossi, patriarca di Costantinopoli. Il giorno precedente la data di inizio delle commemorazioni ufficiali, la visita alla chiesa, gi? apparata, del papa Benedetto XIV, che preg? per onorare il monarca defunto, onor? molto il Portogallo. L'interno della chiesa vene riempito con tessuti neri, teschi argentati e teschi con ali (che ritroviamo nella prima grande incisione a doppi a pagina (sintesi da un doc. on line: Gaetano Platania - Cristina Rosa, Universit? degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo - I compagni dell'ultimo viaggio: i funerali solenni di D. Pedro II e D. JoÆo V a Roma) Ecco che il nostro testo, in data originale, ? quello che ci fornisce preziose informazioni visive e testuali su questa cerimonia, momento per antonomasia del regio evento funebre.

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        Collectanea Cantabrigiensi, or Collections Relating to Cambridge University, Town, and County Containing the Monumental Inscriptions in all the Chapels of the several Colleges, and Parish Churches in the Town, and in several others in the County; with a List of the Mayors;The most ancient Charters of the Town; and other Historical Memoirs of several Colleges, &c.

      Printed For the Author at His House in St. Gile's Parish in the City of Norwich 1751. FIRST EDITION 8vo original half leather with marbled boards, raised bands and decorative gilt to spine. Rebacked very well at some point in the past. 268pp plus 40pp blank bound in at end when book rebacked. Small previous owner's name in ink on inside front cover, otherwise no marks or inscriptions. A COPY IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. (Shelf 9)

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        Descrizione istorica del Monastero di Monte Casino

      DELLA MARRA Flavio. Descrizione istorica del Monastero di Monte Casino con una breve notizia dell?antica Città di Casino, e di S. Germano, per uso e comodo de?forestieri. In Napoli, 1751. In 8vo; pp.138. Vignetta al frontespizio, capilettera riccamente ornati. 2 grandi tavole spieghevoli incise in rame da Francesco Cepparuli. Fior. Pergamena coeva. Rarissima edizione originale. Giustiniani, Bibl. Storica, pag. 101 cita edizione successiva; Lozzi, 2895; Cat. Platneriana, 217; Cicognara, 3999: ?Opera ben estesa per istruire di quel ricco deposito di preziosità?. 5 immagini allegate.

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        Stockholm, Lorentz Ludw.

      Grefing, 1751. 4:o. (36),+ 336,+ (52) s.+ 2 utvikbara grav. porträtt. Minimalt brännhål genom blad c3, större fläck blad e4-A1, genomgående med småfläckar och emellanåt lagerflckar. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och beige titeletikett. Med namnteckning Christina Catharina Nordanver(?). Stort exemplar med porträtten i fint skick. Warmholtz 3147. Carlander III, 564ff. Erik Jöransson Tegel (ca 1566-1636), son till Erik XIV:s sekreterare Jöran Persson, skrev två stora historiska arbeten, ett över Gustav Vasa, som utgavs 1622, och detta över Erik XIV, vilket utgavs först av Stiernman 1751. De skrevs på uppdrag av Karl IX - och lär ha granskats av kungen personligen - för att vederlägga uppgifter i Arild Huitfelds historia över Kristian III. Deras historiska värde ligger, enligt Bring, i publicerandet av numera försvunna brev, riksdagsbeslut och andra handlingar. Historiografen Tegel var annars en intrigerande och inställsam hovman och låg, tillsammans med Nils Chesnecopherus, bl.a. bakom förtalet, som ledde till fängslandet av Johannes Messenius. De av C. Bergqvist graverade porträtten föreställer Erik XIV resp., Karin Månsdotter. En av de mer ovanliga av Stiernmans utgåvor av historiska verk

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        A General Natural History: or New & Accurate Descriptions of the Animals Vegetables & Minerals of the different Parts of the World with their virtues & uses as far as hitherto certainly known in Medicine & Mechanics:, Vol. II, A History of Plants;

      London, printed for Thomas Osborne, 1751.. Illustrated by a General Review of the Knowledge of the Ancients, and the Improvements and Discoveries of later Ages in these Studies, including The History of the Materia, Pictoria and Tinctoria of the present and earlier Ages, as also Observations on the neglected Properties of many valuable Substances known at present, and Attempts to discover the lost Medicines, etc, of former Ages, in a Series of Critical Enquiries into the Materia Medica of the Ancient Greeks. HARDBACK, original calf with gilt 'frame' on covers, raised bands, gilt rules and lettering on red spine label, half-title, pages xxvi, 642, [vii], all edges red, engraved plates 16, sm. folio. (9" x 14"), covers rubbed and worn at edges, corners bumped, spine worn with loss at head and tail, hinges with splits but still sound, some occasional very minor spotting, otherwise a rare item in very fine condition internally. 2.7Kg.

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        Wåd-elds minne, öfwer then olyckeliga elden i Stockholm, som upkom i St.

      Claræ församling, och igenom then starcka nordan-stormen gick öfwer Riddarefjärden til Söder-malm, then 8 junii 1751 som ock, öfwer then elden, hwilken yppade sig samma dag, och åter then 10, och 11 följande på Östra-malmen eller Ladugårds-landet. I wälmening och enfaldighet uptecknat. Sthlm, L. Salvius, (1751). 4:o. 32 s. Häftad i samtida klistermarmorerat pappomslag. Liten pappersetikett på främre pärmen. Inlagan ngt lager- och småfläckig. Titelbladet med liten lagning och Trolleholms stpl. Bra ex.. Warmholtz 327. Vers med omfattande historiska noter rörande branden

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        The Principles of Action in Matter, the Gravitation of Bodies, and the Motion of Planets, explained from those principles.

      4to, pp. (xii), 215, 2 folding engraved plates. Modern half calf antique, fine copy. Inscribed at the top of the title "Hasely Court", the home of James Muirhead and his wife Katherine, who was the daughter of James Watt Jr.'s business partner Matthew Robinson Boulton of Tew Park in Oxfordshire, and granddaughter of the great Matthew Boulton of Soho.

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        Italia Antiqua

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

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        Der carolinisehe Teidenschwanz

      Johann Seligmann Nuremburg: Johann Seligmann, 1751. unbound. very good. Bird print. Etching with original hand coloring. Page size: 16.75" x 10", image measures 11.75" x 8.75". Beautiful print of a chatterer in a branch of anemones. Minor wear and aging along edges. Mark Catesby (1683-1749), born in England, was America's first naturalist/illustrator. He was the first to comprehensively illustrate natural history delineating the American flora and fauna. This selection was etched and published by Johann Seligmann (1720-1762) after Catesby. Please visit our gallery for more Catesby prints.

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        Säkra rön och försök, uti ympekonsten, jemte några få oeconomiska sätt, wid landt-hushåldningen, och hus-curer, practicerade och utgifna.

      Sthlm, J. Merckell, 1751. 8:o. (28),66,(1) s. Halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind och sparsamt guldornerad och blinddekorerad rygg (L. Gustafsson). Stänkta snitt. Med svag gammal stpl från Lantbruksakademien på titelbladet och Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris. Fint ex.. Waller 20306. Hebbe 1343. Med en hyllningsvers av Eric Funck. Förutom ympnings- och trädgårdsråd ges kurer mot både rödsot och stark huvudvärk

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        Prose fiorentine raccolte dallo smarrito accademico della crusca [..]. parte prima [-quarta]. in venezia, dalla stamperia remondini, 1751.

      17 volumi in 7 tomi in-4° (cm. 21), suggestive legature in p. pelle maculata coeva con titoli a secco ai dorsi (tracce d'usura), tagli a spruzzo; antiporta incisa in rame da Cattini, primo front. in rosso e nero e con graziosissima vignetta in rame, testatine capilettera e finalini in xilo.; lievi fioriture sparse, errori nella disposizione dei volumi. Deliziosa e rara raccolta di prose del Dati (1619-1675) in edizione remondiniana, "la meno negligente". "La parte prima [..] contiene Orazioni in volumi sei; la seconda, Lezioni in volumi cinque; la terza, Cose giocose in volumi due; la quarta, Lettere in volumi quattro" [Gamba 779]. Anni dopo Remondini aggiunse una quinta parte inedita (1754). Ottimo es..

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        An enquiry into the causes of the late increase of robbers, etc. with some proposals for remedying this growing evil. In which the present reigning vices are impartially exposed;

      [title continues:] and the laws that relate to the provision for the Poor, and to the punishment of felons are largely and freely examined. First Edition, London: Printed by A. Millar. 1751. xv,[1],127,[1]p. Rebound in quarter calf, marbled boards, vellum tipped corners. A very good copy. Higgs 160; Goldsmiths 8657; Kress 5112. * This is Henry Fielding's most important work on the subject of public order. He was the first to argue that a civil power needed to arise commensurate with the new complex realities of urban living. It is true he retained a nostalgic attachment to the ancient forms of civil power as they had existed in the Middle Ages. This was a system based on the division of counties and shires into hundreds, tithings, and decenaries, where peace was preserved by close bonds of individual and collective responsibility. But he was also clear that this old system was no longer adequate or appropriate. The very topography of the Metropolis with its sprawling suburbs, tangled lanes, alleys and withdrawn courts, where 'a thief may harbour with as great security as wild beasts do in the deserts of Africa or Arabia', was itself a challenge to the old order. The underworld of London had become highly organised. Theft and robbery had been reduced to 'a regular system' and, armed with every method of evading the law, the criminal could easily defy those rare officers of the peace whom he might encounter. None the less what he wanted was not so much to supersede the old arrangements as to strengthen them. The reformed police of the Metropolis which he envisaged was still to be under the authority of the magistrates, whose dual judicial and administrative function should remain unimpaired. The great design of this publication was "...to rouse the CIVIL Power from its present lethargic state: A Design which alike opposes those wild notions of Liberty which are inconsistent with all Government, and those pernicious Schemes of Government, which are destructive of true Liberty." (p. xiv). Thus Fielding puts in a nutshell one of the great issues of policing; one the one hand the necessity of surrendering certain unnecessary freedoms in order to enjoy the benefits of order in civil society; and on the other the need to guard against the abuse of this power by governments which could turn society into a police state with the loss of all real freedom. In addition to the theme of civil order this work is also one of Fielding's most important contributions to the discussion of the state of the poor. Poverty and crime are ofcourse inseparably connected and Fielding was well aware of the connection. Section IV, p. 31-68 is entitled "Of the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor." Section VI, entitled "Of the Laws relating to Vagabonds", p.75-94, continues the discussion. As a Magistrate, Fielding was concerned in a practical way with attempting to regulate the problem of poverty, particularly as regards vagrancy. These sections contain sustained discussion of important earlier works on the subject of poverty especially those of Sir Josiah Child and Sir Matthew Hale. Fielding reiterates the time-honoured categorisation of the Poor into three groups. "Such Poor as are unable to work; Such as are able and willing to work; Such as are able to work, but not willing."

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        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

      Isaak Tirion 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.

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        Caius svetonius tranquillus, ex recensione francisci oudendorpii... j.g. graevii, et j. gronovi, nec non ineditis caroli andreae dukeri, adnotationibus. lugduni batavorum, apud s. luchtmans, 1751.

      Due parti in un volume di cm. 21, pp. (42) 1024 (36). Frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale, antiporta figurata e 12 tavole fuori testo. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Bellissima legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con dorso fittamente decorato in oro ed armi al centro dei piatti. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Stimabile edizione, la prima con questo commento, impreziosita da una legatura assai elegante. Cfr. Brunet (V, 583): ""Edition que les notes d'Oudendorp rendent trés-recommandable"".

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        (PUISIEUX, MADELAINE de)

      Anwisning til ett försicktigt upförande i werlden, enkannerligen i anseende til giftermål, gifwen af ett förnämt fruentimmer åt en des unga wän. Sthlm, Historiogr. regni tryckeri af P. Marelius, 1751. 8:o. (8),168 s. + SAINT-EVREMOND, (CHARLES de MARQUETEL de SAINT-DENIS). Förnuftiga tanckar om detta lifwets rätta nyttiande, til sin lyckas befrämjande, och beständig förnöjsamhets ärhållande, utur fransyska språket öfwersatte. Sthlm, Historiogr. regni tryckeri af P. Marelius, 1751. 8:o. 68 s. Samtida hårt nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind och spår av titeletikett. Infärgade snitt. Ett litet maskhål upptill på ryggen och en spricka nedtill i bakre pärmens ytterfals. Med en del solkfläckar här och var, t.ex. i nedre marginalen mot slutet av "Anwisning". Med Abraham Hülphers namnteckning daterad 1794 och C. A. Holmgrens gåvoanteckning daterad 1879 till målaren Adam Utters samt den sistnämndes lilla stpl på det första titelbladet.. Den anonyma översättaren till det första arbetet skriver i sitt företal att han med denna översättning hoppas vinna "wårt swenska fruentimmers tycke". Arbetet innehåller en världsvan kvinnas råd till ung flicka. Bl.a. sägs: "Det största fel, som kan begås af ett fruentimmer, hwilcket har en älskare, är om hon säger honom alt för mycket godt om hans egen person. Detta giör honom högmodig, och inom kort eller långt missbrukar han det wälde, som han tror sig hafwa. [...] Wille wi taga saken på rätta foten, skulle wi intala honom, at han har at tacka endast sin tilgifwenhet och ständiga bemödande för den ömhet, som wi hysa för honom. Då skulle han, af åtrå at giöra sig alt mer och mer behaglig, fördubbla sin sorgfälliget. Deremot när wi så ofta säga honom, at han är älskanswärd, då tror han detsamma, och sluter deraf, at när wi älska honom, så giöra wi intet annat, än låta honom den rätt wederfaras, som honom tilkommer. Derwid är då en stor lycka, om han icke blir dierf och öfwerdådig." Madelaine de Puisieux (1720-98) var Diderots medarbetare och älskarinna samt författare till bl.a. "La femme n'est pas inférieure à l'homme". Det andra arbetet är översatt av Anders Wilde och är en handbok i levnadskonst. "Den, hwilcken i sin studerkammare blir gammal och grå bland böcker, stoft och dam, skulle ej försumma en enda nattro för wetenskapernes skull, eller med stillasittande skada sin hälsa, på det han måtte blifwa lärd, om han icke deruti fann et wist slags nöje. Alla wåra giöromål hafwa intet annat sanskylligt ändamål, än nöjet. Förutan detta skulle de aldra idogaste tröttna och blifwa sorglösa. Detta enda giör oss arbetsamma, detta enda gier lif åt alla kroppar, detta enda sätter hela werlden i rörelse." Handelsmannen i Västerås Abraham Abrahamsson Hülphers (1734-98) var en av de flitigaste och mest betydelsefulla topografiska författarna i Sverige under 1700-talet samt Västerås ledande tillfällighetspoet under århundradets andra hälft. Delar av hans bibliotek skänktes till Västerås stiftsbibliotek och andra delar såldes på auktion 1805

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        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.

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        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.

      De Berlingske Arvingers Bogtrykkerie ved L.H. Lillie, København 1751. 8vo. 16+467+(10) sider. Samtidigt brunt hellæderbind med rig rygforgyldning. Exlibris. Navn på fribladet.. Ehrencron-Mülller I,68. Originaludgaven udkom i 1715 som Holbergs opus 2. 5. udgave er et optryk af forrige udgave fra 1741

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        Philosophia sensuum mechanica methodice tractata atque ad usus academicos accomodata [..]. tomus primus [-quartus]. brixiae, excudebat joannes maria rizzardi, 1751

      4 voll. in 2 tomi in-4 (cm. 25), legature in p. pelle coeva con tassello e decorazioni in oro ai comparti e ai nervi dei dorsi (lievi tracce d'usura), tagli rossi; carte in ottimo stato e freschissime, con 25 tavole d'ill. in rame ripiegate f.t.. Note ms. del XVII secolo ai front., piccolo timbro estero al verso dei front., strappo ricomposto alla sola p. XVI del primo vol.. Bell'edizione del lavoro scientifico dell'autore cappuccino e newtoniano, al secolo Girolamo Ferarri (1701-1754), uno dei più colti ecclesiastici bresciani. Cfr. Riccardi I, 181; Poggendorf I, 727. Ottimo es..

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        [Icelandic Falcon] [Pl. 65]

      [Nuremberg: 1751-1767]. Fine hand-coloured engraved plate. 19 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches. A fine print from one of the greatest Nuremberg natural history books: "Delices Physiques Choisies, ou choix de tout ce que les trois regnes de la nature renferment de plus digne des recherches d'un amateur curieux, pour en former un cabinet choisi de curiositez naturelles."… Knorr was one of the leading proto-geologists of the eighteenth century as well as an excellent engraver, painter and art dealer. Born in Nuremberg, he was initially apprenticed to his father's trade of wood turning, but at the age of eighteen became an engraver of copper-plates for Leonhard Blanc, working with Martin Tyroff on the illustrations for Jacob Scheuchzer's Physica Sacra (1731). This work and his acquaintance with J.A. Beurer, a mineralogist-correspondent of the Royal Society, quickened Knorr's interest in natural history. Further stimulus was provided by the wealthy doctor and polymath Christoph Jakob Trew, owner of a menagerie as well as a wide-ranging natural history collection. Trew gathered around him a highly talented group of artists, engravers and scientists, all of whom contributed to making Nuremberg a centre for the publication of top quality large format natural history books.In this stimulating intellectual atmosphere Knorr went on to publish a number of lavish folio volumes, but the present work is his masterpiece. It is also one of the greatest fruits of this flowering of talent in Nuremberg. It acted as a showcase for the talented artists working in the city (most of whom were patronised by Trew). Beautifully designed and executed, the work includes some of the finest natural history plates ever produced. Cf. BM (NH) II, p.998; cf. Landwehr 97 (Dutch edition); Nissen ZBI 2227 & cf. 2229

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        Venus Physique

      MAUPERTIUS Pierre Louis Moreau De. Venus Physique. S.l., 1751. In 16mo; pp.240, 5. Ampi margini. Cart. coevo. Blake, pag.293; Garrison Morton, 215.2.

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        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.

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        A Journal or, Historical Account of the Life, Travels and Christian Experiences, of that Antient, Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, Thomas Chalkley,

      London, 1751. ix + 326pp. 2nd ed., mostly clean apart from a little writing on title page and old contemporary notes on the book on the front end paper. Lacking rear end paper. Original worn full calf, the hinges very weak, the front board almost detached. A Quaker preacher who came to America in 1700. He visited the West Indies and Bermuda. Interesting details on Anguilla, Barbados, Bermuda and the first written acount of Tortola.

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        (Hrsg.). Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. 17 Textbde., 3 Text-Suppl.-Bde., 11 Tafelbde., 1 Taf.-Suppl.-Bd. Zus. 32 (von 35) Bde. Paris, Briasson, Le Breton u.a.; Neuchâtel, Faulche; Paris, Panckoucke u.a. ; Amsterdam, Rey, 1751-1780. Mit 1 gefalt. Stammtaf., 1 Frontisp. u. 2776 (von 2795) Kupfertaf. (dav. 320 gefalt. oder mehrf. gefalt.), einigen Textholzschn. u. (teils gefalt.) Tabellen. Fol. Braune geflammte Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. auf 6 Bünden m. reicher goldgepr. RDekoration u. je 2 goldgepr. RSch., roter Schnitt (teils leicht berieben, vereinzelt bestoßen, 2 Bände leicht abweichend eingebunden).

      Brunet II, 700; Graesse II, 389; Ebert 6709; Carter/Muir, 200.- Erste Ausgabe .- Die Encyclopädie wurde zum Träger der neuen Ideen des 18. Jahrhunderts und lieferte den aufgeklärten Bürgern die nötigen Argumente zum Kampf gegen 'Wunderglauben, Gewissenszwang und Despotismus' (Zischka XLI). Jeder neue Band rief Stürme der Begeisterung bzw. der Entrüstung hervor.- Ohne den vierten Textsupplementband und die beiden Registerbände 'Table Analytique' von 1780.- Tafel-Supplementband: 19 Tafeln fehlen.- 1 Tafelband u. 1 Textband mit leichtem Feuchtrand am Fußsteg, teils auch in der Darstellung, 1 Textband mit etwas Wurmfraß (etwas Buchstabenverlust).- Gutes und dekoratives Exemplar der seltenen Originalausgabe.- With one folding, genealogical table; one frontispiece and 2776 (of 2795) plates with copper engravings (320 of it folded or folded several times); some woodcuts in the text and (some folded) tables. Folio. Flamed brown contemporary leather bindings.

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        Journal du Voyage fait par Ordre du Roi, a l'Équateur, servant d'Introduction historique a la Mesure des Trois Premiers Degrés du Méridien

      Three maps & three plates (all engraved & mostly folding) and one folding printed table. 1 p.l., xxxvi, 280, xv pp. Large 4to, cont. marbled calf, spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1751. First edition and a very pretty copy. This is the second account by La Condamine (1701-74), of the famous expedition to Peru which "had as its goal the verification of Newton's hypothesis on the flattening of the terrestrial globe in the polar regions and, thereby, the resolution of the controversy regarding the form of the earth that was then dividing French scientists. Maupertuis, Clairaut, and Le Monnier went to Lapland to measure several degrees of meridian at the arctic circle, while Godin, Bouguer, and La Condamine were sent to Peru."­D.S.B., XV, p. 270. .

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        TraitŽ Historique et Dogmatique Sur Les Apparitions, Les Visions & Les RŽvŽlations Particulires. Avec Des Observations Du R.P. Dom Calmet, AbbŽ De SŽnones, Sur Les Apparitions & Les Revenans. Two volumes

      Avignon / Paris:: Leloup,, 1751.. First edition.. Full Calf. 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. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

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        Biblia latino-germanica 1751 - Biblia Sacra Vulgatæ Editionis Jussu Sixti Quinti Pontificis Max. Recognita, Locupletibus SS. Patrum Et Aliorum Probatorum S. Scripturæ Interpretum Commentariis Illustrata Una Cum Nova, Eaque Excultiore, Nec Non Ad Sensum Scripturæ Magis Accommoda Versione Germanica, In Commodum Et Utilitatem Totius Ecclesiæ Catholicæ Præsertim Germanicæ Elucubrata a Theologis Monasterii D. Ettonis prope S. Landelinum, vulgo Ettenheimmünster Ordinis S. Benedicti, Sub Directione P. Germani Cartier ... Recens Edita Et In Quatuor Tomos Distincta

      Konstanz, Betz 1751. 39 cm. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden; (34), 754 (irrig 758), (4); (2), 572 (irrig 562); (2), 588; (2), 571, (53), 12 Seiten mit 59 Kupfertafeln von Georg David Nessenthaler, Elias Schaffhauser, Tobias Lobeck, Georg Pintz, Johann Gottfried Tholot und anderen und 5 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr.-Bde. der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit Messingschließen - Bibel in Deutschland S. 272 f. - Brunet I, 879 (Köln) - Darlow / Moule 4245 Anmerkung - Laor / Klein 813, 921, 922, 937 - "Zehn Jahre arbeiteten die Professoren der Ordensschule des Benediktinerstifts Ettenheim unter der Leitung von Germanus Cartier an der Bibelübersetzung. Eine Eigenart dieses Werkes ist es, daß es nicht, wie bisher, in drei, sondern in vier Teile geteilt ist: Genesis bis Chronik, Esra bis Jesus Sirach, Propheten und Makkabäer, Neues Testament. Neu ist auch, daß sich unter jeder Seite in Kleindruck ein ausführlicher lateinischer Kommentar aus den Kirchenvätern und zeitgenössischen Exegeten befindet. Die Benediktiner von Ettenheimmünster wollten den bestehenden Übersetzungen nicht einfach eine neue hinzufügen, sie bemühten sich mit allem Eifer, wie aus der langen Dauer der Arbeit hervorgeht, eine wirklich brauchbare deutsche übersetzung zu schaffen. In der Präfatio sprechen sie sich über ihr Ringen um ein gutes Deutsch aus." (Bibel in Dt.) Zweispaltig gedruckter Paralleletext, Latein und Deutsch nebeneinander mit umfangreichen Fußnoten. Jede Kupfertafel mit 3 biblischen Szenen, dazu Bibelzitat in Latein, Deutsch und Französisch. Die ausfaltbaren Kupfer sind aus der Cotta-Bibel von 1729: Delineatio und Beschreibung Palaestinae oder des Gelobten Landes mit umfangreicher Legende (Laor, 813); Synedrium, 14 kleinere Darstellungen (Heiligtümer, Priester, Pharisäer usw.); Abriß der Stadt Jerusalem ... zur Zeit Christi. Vogelschauplan, umrahmt von 10 kleineren Bildern und 2 Ansichten des Tempels (Laor, 937); Gesicht Ezechiels, Tempel, Ezechiels, Landtaffel der 12 Stämme. 3 Abbildungen auf 1 Tafel (Laor, 921); Land-Charte über die Reysen der H. Apostel sonderlich des H. Pauli mit umfangreicher Legende (Laor, 922). Eine von vier Schließen ist noch ganz vorhanden, innen vereinzelt Stockflecken. Auf dem Vorsatz zeitgen. Besitzvermerk: "Bibliothecee Capucin. Badee" -

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        THE FAERIE QUEENE. 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 a Glossary. Adorn'd with thirty-two Copper Plates, from the Original Drawings of the late W. Kent, Esq; Architect and Principal Painter to His Majesty

      London: Printed for J. Brindley, in New Bond Street, and S. Wright, Clerk of His Majesty's works, Hampton Court.,1751. THREE VOLUMES. FIRST WILLIAM KENT EDITION. 4to.(11.2 x 8.7 inches). Vol. 1: iii, xxxvii, lxiii( with first, errata, leaf bound after the Glossary and before the main text), 453. Vol. 2; ii, 450. Vol. 3: ii, 440. Illustrated with 32 fine double page copper engraved plates by William Kent, each mounted onto a tab to allow for the plate to be viewed flat, plus several head and tail pieces throughout. Finely bound in recent period style full panelled calf bindings. Full sprinkled brown calf. Spines with five raised bands. Red and green labels, gilt. Compartments fully decorated and double ruled in gilt. Boards with blind double ruled panels with lighter brown frames. Floral corner pieces. Double blind ruled borders on boards. A very good set of this most beautiful edition, in attractive period style leather bindings.:

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        TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD, By LEMUEL GULLIVER

      London, Printed for C. Bathurst in Fleet-street, 1751.. Four volumes in two, the complete Gullivers travels, Volumes 2 & 3 from Charles Bathurst edition of the works of Swift 1751. 12mo bound in sixes, approximately 130 x 80 mm, 5 x 3 inches, portrait frontispiece of Captain Gulliver, 5 maps and 1 plate of the automatic writing machine, pages: xxiv, 1-224 plus 4 pages of adverts; x, 3-244, collation the same as Teerink, contemporary full calf, contrasting red and black gilt lettered labels, extra gilt spine with floral decoration between raised bands, double gilt rules to covers, edges stained red. Bindings slightly rubbed, hinges cracked but still holding, head and tail of spines and corners slightly worn, 2 pages affected by pale browning, all text legible, occasional other pale staining mostly to margins, offsetting from portrait to title page in Volume 1, endpapers and title pages have pale age-browning, a few lower corners creased in Volume 2, engraved book-plate to the first pastedown of each volume (William Bowen). A good set of an early edition. See: Dr H. Teerink, A Bibiography of the Writings of Jonathan Swift, page 78. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Harmonie entre les principes generaux de repos et de mouvement de M. de Maupertuis [with] Sur le principe de la moindre action [with] Examen de la dissertation de M. le Professeur Koenig, inseree dans les actes de Leipzig, pour le mois de mars 1751.Berlin: Haude et Spener, 1751/1753. First edition.

      First appearance of Euler's three principle texts in the famous dispute over the principle of least action - "perhaps the ugliest of all the famous scientific disputes" (D.S.B. VII: 442). "In 1751 a sensational new argument began when S. König published some critical remarks on Maupertuis's principle of least action (1744) and cited a letter of Leibniz in which the principle was, in König's opinion, formulated more precisely. Submitting to Maupertuis, the Berlin Academy rose to defend him and demanded that the original of Leibniz' letter (a copy had been sent to König from Switzerland) be presented. When it became clear that the original could not be found, Euler published, with the approval of the Academy, "Exposé concernant l'examen de la lettre de M. de Leibnitz" [in the memoires of the Berlin Academy for the year 1750] where, among other things, he declared the letter a fake. The conflict grew critical when later in the same year Voltaire published his Diatribe du docteur Akakia, médecin du pape, defending König and making laughingstocks of both Maupertuis and Euler. Frederick II rushed to the defense of Maupertuis, quarreling with his friend Voltaire and ordering the burning of the offensive pamphlet. His actions, however, did not prevent its dissemination throughout Europe. The argument touched not only on the pride of the principal participants but also on their general views: Maupertuis and, to a lesser degree, Euler interpreted the principle of least action theologically and teleologically; König was a follower of Wolff and Voltaire-the greatest ideologist of free thought" (D.S.B. IV: 471). "The quarrel occupied Koenig's last years almost completely; moreover, he had been ill for several years before it started. Koenig emerged the moral victor from this affair, in which all the great scientists of Europe-except Maupertuis and Euler-were on his side." (D.S.B. VII: 443). See also 'Euler and Modern Science', pp.189-190, citing these three papers. Eneström E197 (Harmony existing between the general principles of rest and movement by M. de Maupertuis); E198 (On the principle of least action); E199 (Examination of the dissertation of Professor Koenig inserted into the Acts of Leipzig for the month of March 1751).. In: Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et Belles-lettres de Berlin, Annee MDCCLI, 1753, pp.169-198; 199-218; 219-245 and 2 folding engraved plate, one of which is damp stained. The complete volume offered in fine contemporary half calf, some very light browning throughout, otherwise a fine and clean copy, not ex-library. 4to: 228 x 180 mm. Pp. (2), 356, 154, (2) pp. and 10 plates (2 related to the Euler papers)

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        A pair of Louis XV terrestrial and celestial library globes

      Paris: Didier de Vaugondy, 1751. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PAIR OF GLOBES BY THE LEADING PUBLISHER OF FRENCH GLOBES IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY measurements height 45 1/2 in.; diameter (globe) 18 in.; width 27 in. alternate measurements 116 cm; 46 cm; 68.5 cm DESCRIPTION each globe encircled by a graduated brass meridian, the curved stands raised on scrolled cabriole legs joined by a stretcher, ending in scrolled toes; the terrestrial globe inscribed: GLOBE TERRESTRE dressé par order du Roi Par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy, 1751. Nouvelle édition corrigé et augmentée par l'Auteur Géographe ord. du Roi de S.M. Polonois Duc de Lorraine et de Bar, et de la Société royale des sciences et Belles-Lettres de Nancy 1773 Avec Privilege; and a further inscription: A PARIS Chés l'AUTEUR Quay de l'horloge du Palais, Arrivet inv. & Sculp.; the celestial globe with an inscription: GLOBE CELESTE dressé par order DU ROI et calculé pour l'année 1770 par le Sr ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, fils Avec approbation de l'Académie Royale des Sciences Aout 1751. Didier, Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786) Géographe ordinaire du roi PROVENANCE J. Kugel, Paris CATALOGUE NOTE Another pair of globes by de Vaugondy on identical stands was in the collection of Henri Rabeau, sold, Sotheby's, Monaco, June 17, 1989, lot 817 and later from the collection of Karl Lagerfeld, sold, Christie's, Monaco, April 29-30, 2000, lot 75. Didier de Vaugondy, (1723-1786) became the leading publisher of French globes in the second half of the 18th century. He was the son of Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, (1688-1766), the author of the Atlas portatif Universel et Militaire, and the great-grandson of one of the greatest 17th century French cartographers, Nicolas Sanson, official geographer to the royal household. Didier and his brother Martin worked with their father in their workshop on the quai de l'Horloge near the Louvre, publishing maps and atlases as well as re-editions of their great-grandfather Sanson's publications. They were in close proximity to fellow mathematicians and makers of scientific instruments. Among them Nicolas Bion and his son Jean Pigeon, Pierre Moullart-Sanson, Nicolas Fortin, and Jean-Baptiste Fortin.By the time he was twenty Didier de Vaugondy published a series of globes accompanied by a book Abrégé des différents systemes du monde de la sphère et usages des globes, suivants les hypothèses de Ptolémé et Copernic in 1745. This work demonstrated not only his affinity for and abilities in cartography, but also his innovation in the mounting and presentation of globes and armillary spheres. In 1750 Didier presented a terrestrial globe measuring 6 pouces (16 cm) to Louis XV in a competition for the position of Géographe ordinaire du roi, which he eventually obtained. Upon the invitation of Denis Diderot, Vaugondy wrote a seven page treatise in Diderot's first edition of the Encyclopédie on the manufacture of globes describing each stage of the process, from the choice of wood to the glue used to attach the strips onto the globe. He received a royal commission for a pair of globes 18 pouces (46 cm) in diameter for the use of the Navy. These were the largest globes produced since those by Vicenzo Coronelli between 1688 and 1693, measuring trois pieds et demi (114 cm) in diameter. These were thought to have been presented in November or December of 1751 along with a special edition of Usage des Globes. The pair was accepted by the Royal Academy of Sciences, chaired by the astronomers Cassini and Le Monnier. From 1784 until his death in 1786, Didier worked along with Nicolas Gabriel le Clerc and Dom Claude Bergevin on the project for a globe of 8 pieds (260 cm) diameter, preserved at Versailles, but he did not live to see it completed. The present globes were part of a group initially offered by Vaugondy in 1751 as a subscription; he successfully reissued them in 1764 and in 1773. Subscribers to the globes were also offered a copy of his Usage des Globes, his catalogue cites the following price. Book.

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        Dag-bok.

      Sthlm, finnes hos G. Kiesewetter, (1751). 8:o. 77,(1 blank,2) s. Med träsnittsillustration på s. 10. Häftad med samtida enkelt pappomslag. Inlagan endast putsad och delvis lätt bruntonad. Författarnamnet infört på titelbladet i samtida hand. Gammal auktionsremsa på insidan av främre omslag och med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Warmholtz 268. Bring 159 har inte uppmärksammat den tvåsidiga bokförteckning som är sammantryckt med verket på slutet. Utgiven av Carl Hårleman. Elvius, sekreterare i Vetenskapsakademien, reste sommaren 1748 genom Öster- och Västergötland i syfte att undersöka möjligheterna till en kanal mellan Östersjön och Kattegatt

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        Principes du Droit Politique. Two Volumes in One. 12mo

      First edition of one of the two principal works of Burlamaqui "demonstrably, a primary source of the theory voiced in the Declaration of Independence", written with considerable lucidity and clarity of thought. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt, rubbed, endpapers marbled, quite a pretty copy, this the duodecimo issuance, a quarto edition published simultaneously. Chez Zacharie Chatelain, Amsterdam, 1751.

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        The Tryal of Thomas Colley . . . For the cruel and inhuman Murder of Ruth Osborne . . . by ducking her in Marlston-Mere . . . under Supposition of her being a Witch [together with the accounts of several other trials]

      First edition of a rare trial account arising from the last instance of the death in England of an accused witch, drowned by a lynch mob led by Thomas Colley, himself then convicted of the murder and executed; three copies in ESTC, none in England. Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the imprint and lower margin shaved, one line sometimes lost (supplied in manuscript); a delicate but usable survival. Printed for T. Brown in the Little Old Bailey [etc.], London, 1751.

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        Exercitationes geometrico-analyticae de Ungulis, aliisque frustis Cylindrorum, Quorum Bases sunt Sectiones Conicae infinitorum generum Adjungitur Descriptio Automati Planetarii.

      Prag [Prague], Soc. Jesu ad S. Clementem, (1751, to be found on the notice-leaf of the presentation, bound after text). 4to. Cont. (orig.?) boards, marbled paper over wooden boards, spine lacking, boards thus a bit loose. Old annotations to title-page ("Bibliotheca Dappaviensis/ Sokol:/ Ciarum"). A few leaves a bit "creased", but overall nice and clean. Laid in at end is a piece of folded paper w. cont. neatly hand-drawn geometrical figures. (32) ff. (being: pp. 1-2: title-page, 3-4: dedication, 5-7: preface, 8-50: main text, 51-55: Descriptio Automati Planetarii, 56: blank, 57-59: notice-leaf and dedications, 60-64: Nomina Illustrissimorum...), 3 geometrical plates w. several figures on them and 2 large, folded engraved astronomical plates.. The exceedingly scarce first edition of Stepling's first mathematical work, his "Geometric-analytical Exercises", which foreshadowed much of Euler's "Institutiones calculi integralis" (published in 1768).A new edition of the work appeared as early as 1760 (printed in Dresden) and a German translation immediately thereafter. As stated on the title-page, there is appended to the work the "Descriptio Automati Planetarii (& Cyclographici in Magna Aula Carolina palám exhibiti), with two beautiful large folded engraved astronomical plates.Joseph Stepling (1716-1778), the first Bohemian mathematician to make substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, was born in Regensburg in Germany but built his career in Prague, where he moved with his family after his father's early death, his mother being a Bohemian. Already in his early youth, Stepling displayed extraordinary mathematical skills, and at the age of merely 17, he calculated very accurately the lunar eclipse of 28 May 1733. Due to his obvious abilities, he was now admitted into the Jesuit order, in spite of his weak physique. He studied philosophy as well as mathematics, and "[h]is pupil, and later biographer, Stanislaus Wydra, states that Stepling, even in his early studies, transposed Aristotelian logic into mathematical formulas, thus becoming an early precursor of modern logic." (D.S.B. XIII: 39). During the years 1741-43 Stepling devoted himself entirely to the special studies of mathematics, physics, and astronomy, and from 1743-47 he studied theology (he took holy orders in 1745). The year 1741 marks a turning point in the educational system of the Austrian Age of Reason. Prague University was chosen as an experimental centre, where new directors were appointed to reform the teachings of the university. One of the most important of these was Stepling, who became the director of the philosophical faculty, which was also to include the exact sciences. He was engaged to modernize the study of philosophy and to introduce into this the modern branches of physics as well as the new theories of mathematics and the natural sciences. Stepling revolutionized the study and introduced lectures on elementary algebra and geometry, analytical geometry, trigonometry, and also on differential and integral calculus. Stepling now writes his first mathematical treatise, the "Exercitationes geometric-analyticae...", which came to found a mile-stone of Bohemian mathematics. The work is devoted to the problem of integration, and Stepling's analytical transformations of geometrical forms that he effected in order to integrate them, are considered ingenious. It is noteworthy that such a work was written as early as 1751, whereas Euler's "Institutiones calculi integralis" did not appear until 1768.Stepling is also famous as the author of the first Czeck textbook of mathematic analysis (written in latin and printed in 1765). Stepling corresponded with many of the most outstanding mathematicians of his time (e.g. Wolf, Euler), and unlike almost all of his Czeck predecessors, he used the results of the greatest mathematicians in his own experiments and research.Early on, Stepling had broken with the Aristotelian metaphysics and natural philosophy and, unlike his fellow Jesuit scientists, philosopher and teachers, refused to teach by the Aristotelian pattern. Instead he introduced experimental Newtonian philosophy at the university, helping the Austrian empire through his teachings to reach the level of other European countries. As such, he was one of the very first to bring the mathematics of the Europeans to the Austrian empire.Though now largely overlooked, Stepling was an extraordinarily well respected and famous mathematician, who apart from the mentioned scholarly achievements set up the laboratory of experimental physics in Prague and also built the observatory there in 1751, the same year that he wrote his seminal "Exercitationes geometric-analyticae...". The observatory was famous for its instruments and fittings that were of the best contemporary scientific standard. He was highly respected throughout Europe as both a mathematican and an astronomer, and "In 1748, at the request of the Berlin Academy, he carried out an exact observation of a solar and lunar eclipse in order to determine the precise location of Prage." (D.S.B. XIII: 39).Poggendorff: II:1004

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        Il decamerone di francesco argelati giureconsulto, e cittadino bolognese... in bologna, per girolamo corciolani ed eredi colli a s. tommaso d'aquino, 1751.

      Due volumi legati in tre di cm. 19, pp. xvi, 532; viii, 274. Bel ritratto inciso dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume. Leg. strettamente coeva in carta leggera azzurra. Piccole mancanze ai dorsi, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale (ed unica?) di quest'opera composta sull'esempio di Boccaccio. Contiene però solo 94 novelle in quanto la giornata decima non fu compiuta dall'autore. La novella quarantasettesima è scritta con la mancanza delle cinque lettere dell'alfabeto; nella quarantottesima i nomi propri delle persone nominatevi fanno equivoco senso con la narrazione. Cfr. Brunet I, 418; Passano e Fantuzzi. Non comune.

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        Le tout sur ses lettres, & recueilli des historiens & des monumens les plus authentiques, tant manuscrits qu'imprimés, accompagné de remarques historiques, politiques, critiques & litéraires; avec des médailles & un appendice de pièce justificatives ou instructives.

      1-4. Amsterdam & Leipzig, Pierre Mortier resp. Jean Schreuder & Pierre Mortier le jeune, 1751-60. 4:o. Grav. porträtt,+ (4),+ XXVIII,+ 560,+ (2); (16),+ 348,+ 202,+ (4),+ 144,+ 34,+ (77); (8),+ XVII,+ (7),+ 523,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar grav. kolorerad karta; XX,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 482,+ 54,+ (36) s. Titelbladen tryckta i rött och svart. Graverade vinjetter och ett flertal gravyrer i texten, varav många är mynt- och medaljavbildningar. Andra och fjärde delen något fläckiga, liten fläck sid. 509-510 i första delen, små hål med bokstavsförluster på tre blad i registret till andra delen. Samtida ljusbruna hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar med upphöjda bind och röda resp. blåa titel- och deltiteletiketter, röda snitt. Fyra volymer, lätta stänk på ryggarna och en vit fläck på titeletiketten till andra bandet, hål genom första delens försättsblad. Från Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris klistrat över ett äldre. Bilagt finns ett samtida handskrivet blad i stenstil på latin om verket, daterat 1777. Warmholtz 4455. Hesse 0479 (med ett extra porträtt föreställande Arckenholtz i första delen, vilket troligen ej hör dit). Första upplagan. Fortfarande en av de viktigaste urkundspublikationerna rörande drottning Kristina. Böckerna översattes i sin helhet till tyska allteftersom de kom ut, och delvis till engelska. På svenska gav Gjörwell 1760 ut ett litet sammandrag. Verket innehåller en stor samling brev. Även Kristinas egna skrifter ingår, bl.a. hennes sentenser, "Reflexions diverse sur la vie et sur les actions du grand Alexandre" och "Reflexions sur la vie et sur les actions de César" samt diverse samtida hyllningsskrifter över drottningen av bl.a. Freinshemius och Spanheim, och även en bibliografisk förteckning över hyllningsskrifter samt historiska skrifter om Kristina. Del två innehåller en "Liste des médailles frappées durant le règne & la vie de la reine Christine", skriven av Carl Reinhold Berch, och del tre en hyllningsdikt till Arckenholtz av Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht "Öfwer drotning Christinas historia till herr hof-rådet Arckenholtz"

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        Skånska Resa, På Höga Öfwerhetens Befallning Förrättad År 1749. Med Rön och Anmärkningar Uti Oeconomien, Naturalier, Antiquiteter, Seder, Lefnads-sätt. Med Tilhörige Figurer.

      Stockholm: Lars Salvius 1751. Med kobberstukket kort over Skåne og 6 foldede kobberplancher samt træskårne illustrationer i teksten. Titelblad trykt i rødt og sort. (10) + XIV + 434 + (34) s. Meget rent eksemplar indbundet i smukt samtidigt halvlæder. Navn og stempel på titelblad bortraderet med lidt afsmitning på de følgende 4 sider. Gammelt ejernavn på friblad. With engraved map showing Skåne, 6 folded copperplates and textual illustrations cut in wood. Titlepage printed in red and black. Very clean copy bound in contemporary halfleather, spine richly gilt. Name and stamp erased from titelpage affecting the next 4 pages. Old name on first free endpaper.. Originaludgaven. "Linnés landskapsresor från 1700-talet är jämte de båda ungdomsresorna de i dag mest lästa och älskade av hans skrifter. Med oöverträffad klarhet och en fysisk påtaglighet, som är Linnés hemlighet, ger de en av fakta bräddfylld rundmåling av frihetstidens syd- och mellansvenska landsbygd. ... allt var viktigt: hushållning och manufakturer, naturalster, antikviteter, folkmedicin, allmogens seder och bruk. När det gäller etnologin - husbyggnad och klädedräkt, frieri, bröllop, och majstänger, gärdsgårdar och huskurer - är de tre reseböckerna verkliga skattkammare." Lindroth III, 191-92. Beskriver bl.a. Malmö, Ängelholm, Christianstad og Kullen. First edition. "Linné's travels from the 18th century are among the most loved and read of his writings. The secret of Linné is his undisputed clarity in physical description. He gives a detailed general description of the villages of middle and southern Sweden in the times of the search for freedom. Everything is important: household and manufacture, antiquities, popular medicine, and the general customs of the country population. The anthropological descriptions of the 3 travelbooks are the real gems: housebuilding, dress, courting, weddings, maypoles, &c." Lindroth III, 191-92. Soulsby 210. Hulth 81

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        Anfangsgründe zur Metallurgischen Chimie, In einem theoretischen und practischen Theile nach einer in der Natur gegründeten Ordnung abgefasset. + Anfangsgründe zur Probierkunst, als der Zweyte Theil der practischen Metallurgischen Chimie, worinnen versciedene neue Arten zuverlässig zu probieren, gezeiget werden. 2 vols.

      Leipzig: Johann Wendler, 1751-55. 8vo. Both volumes bound in one fine, contemporary full marbled calf with rich spine gilting. Top of spine proffesionally repaired. 8 leaves (including frontispece engraved by J.C.C. Fritzsch), 339, (21: index) and 1 errata leaf, large folding engraved plate of chemical symbols (affinity table) facing page 172, and 4 folding copperplates of chemical and metallurgical apparatus at the end; 8 leaves, 168, 4 leaves of index, and 3 folding copperplates. First edition, second issue of the first volume and first edition, first issue of the second. The second issue of volume one is identical to the first issue besides having an errata leaf. A fine and crisp copy.. Very rare set containing both volumes of this important work on metallurgical chemistry. "Christlieb Ehregott Gellert (1713-1795), the brother of the poet, studied at Meissen and in 1743 Leipzig. He was a professor (1736-47) in a school in St. Petersburg, becoming (1746-47) associate of the Academy of Sciences there, where he met Euler. Returning to Germany (1747) he settled in Freiberg, where he studied mining and metallurgy, gave a course of metallurgical chemistry, and became inspector of mines and smelting in Saxony; in 1762 he became chief administraror of the foundries and forges of Freiberg. He became professor of metallurgical chemistry in the famous Freiberg Bergakademie on its foundation in 1765. He introduced the process of cold extraction of precious metals by mercury, a work (the largest in Europe) being established at Halsbruck in 1790. Besides translating Cramer's "Elementa Artis Docimasticae", he wrote the present work, which became very popular and was translated into French and English. In this work he modified Geoffroy's affinity table by having a table of 28 columes of symbols in which substances having the least affinity with the substance at the head of a column are put at the top, i.e. the reverse Geoffroy's order. Gellert uses letter symbols in the table: cobalt = K, bismuth = W, zinc = X, and calx (oxide) is shown by prefixing C, e.g. C. X (calx of zinc), C. W (calx of bismuth). In prismatic capillary tubes he found the height which water rose was inversely proportional to the square-root of the area section. He found that melted lead, like mercury, was depressed in a capillary tube, the depression being inversely proprtional to the diameter, and correctly interpreted the result as due to the greater attraction between the particles of the metal as compared with the attraction of these to the glass or pottery wall of the tube. ... In his work on the density of alloys he showed that this may be greater or less than that calculated by the mixture rule; it was mostly greater. He assumed the existence of pores in metals. He also investigated the magnetism of alloys or iron." (Partington).The second volume is concerned with analytical chemistry. A second and revised edition of the the second volume was published seperatley in 1772 and a second edition of the first volume in 1776. Baron d'Holbach published a French translation of both volumes in 1758 and an English translation in 1776. The first issue of volume one is very scarce (see Neville). The second volume seems also to be very scarce as only its publication is mentioned in all the bellow mentioned bibliographies - none of them seem to actually have a copy as only the first volume is collated. We could trace no sales record of the first edition of the second volume.Not in Blake, DSB, Duveen, Edelstein, Ferguson, Hoover, Neu, Waller. Neville 512. Bolton 473, Ferchl 178, Partington II:710, Poggendorf I:870, Smith 190, Wellcome III:101.Honeymann 1464 (second issue)

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        (Hrsg.). Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. 17 Textbde., 3 Text-Suppl.-Bde., 11 Tafelbde., 1 Taf.-Suppl.-Bd. Zus. 32 (von 35) Bde. Paris, Briasson, Le Breton u.a.; Neuchâtel, Faulche; Paris, Panckoucke u.a. ; Amsterdam, Rey, 1751-1780. Mit 1 gefalt. Stammtaf., 1 Frontisp. u. 2776 (von 2795) Kupfertaf. (dav. 320 gefalt. oder mehrf. gefalt.), einigen Textholzschn. u. (teils gefalt.) Tabellen. Fol. Braune geflammte Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. auf 6 Bünden m. reicher goldgepr. RDekoration u. je 2 goldgepr. RSch., roter Schnitt (teils leicht berieben, vereinzelt bestoßen, 2 Bände leicht abweichend eingebunden).

      Brunet II, 700; Graesse II, 389; Ebert 6709; Carter/Muir, 200.- Erste Ausgabe .- Die Encyclopädie wurde zum Träger der neuen Ideen des 18. Jahrhunderts und lieferte den aufgeklärten Bürgern die nötigen Argumente zum Kampf gegen 'Wunderglauben, Gewissenszwang und Despotismus' (Zischka XLI). Jeder neue Band rief Stürme der Begeisterung bzw. der Entrüstung hervor.- Ohne den vierten Textsupplementband und die beiden Registerbände 'Table Analytique' von 1780.- Tafel-Supplementband: 19 Tafeln fehlen.- 1 Tafelband u. 1 Textband mit leichtem Feuchtrand am Fußsteg, teils auch in der Darstellung, 1 Textband mit etwas Wurmfraß (etwas Buchstabenverlust).- Gutes und dekoratives Exemplar der seltenen Originalausgabe.- With one folding, genealogical table; one frontispiece and 2776 (of 2795) plates with copper engravings (320 of it folded or folded several times); some woodcuts in the text and (some folded) tables. Folio. Flamed brown contemporary leather bindings.

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