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        Architecture et Parties qui en DÃ pendent (Architecture and Related Parts)

      1751 - Encyclopà die, ou dictionnaire raisonnà des sciences, des arts et des mà tiers. Vol. 1 (1751) and the Supplementary Plates Volume (1777) Paris Folio, 253 x 393mm. 33 pages of descriptive text & 73 loose plates with their accompanying 10 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. The 39 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Architecture et Parties qui en Dà pendent from volume I of plates, with the additional 34 plates from the Supplementary Volume of Plates. Plates from volume I are numbered 1-39 with thirteen double plates (plates 13, 15-20, 22-24, 27, 28 & 36). Plate 3 has an inch-long tear from the bottom edge. The supplementary plates come in 5 sets. The first of these sets in entitled Architecture and these seventeen plates are numbered 1-17. The second set is entitled Bagne de Brest, and these are numbered 1-3, with two double plates. The next set is entitled Sallon Plan and contains four plates and these are all double plates. The penultimate set is entitled Thà atre and these nine plates are numbered 1-9 with one double plate. The last set, Architecture Navale contains one plate which is not numbered. Also with the relevant entries listed under Architecte in the Table Analytique et Raisonnà e du Dictionnaire des Sciences, Arts et Mà tiers. Vol 1 (1780). 2 pages (617 & 618) from volume I of the Encyclopà die (1751) including Les trois especes 1 page (637) from volume II of the Encyclopà die (1751) including information on Ouvrages du caprice en architecture 2 pages (492 & 702) from volume IV of the Encyclopà die (1754) including La critique and Les dà corations 3 pages (313, 314, & 773) from volume V of the Encyclopà die (1755) including information on Ecole d'architecture and La construction du temple d'Ephese 2 pages (51 & 682) from volume VI of the Encyclopà die (1756) including information on Les proportions and Genre fantastique 3 pages (749, 763 & 764) from volume VII of the Encyclopà die (1757) including information on Architecture gothique, and Architecture grecque 1 page (159) from volume IX of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Architecture des Lacà dà moniens 1 page (657) from volume XI of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Corruptions du goût en fait d'ornemens 1 page (468) from volume XIII of the Encyclopà die (1765) including further information on Les proportions 7 pages (537-540, 586, 592, & 839) from volume I of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1776) which includes Architecture en gà nà ral, Son antiquità , and Beautà dans les ouvrages 2 pages (406 & 585) from volume II of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1776) which includes Dà faults choquans en architecture and Dà faults de convenance 2 pages (367 & 616) from volume I of the Encyclopà die (1751) including information onL'art du dessin and tout tems des architectes 2 pages (891 & 894) from volume IV of the Encyclopà die (1754) including further information on L'art du dessin 2 pages (584 & 770) from volume VII of the Encyclopà die (1757) including Les qualità s essentielles à un architecte 2 pages (535 & 536) from volume I of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1776) which includes Projet d'un à stablissement propre à former de grands architectes With some browning to a few leaves. With nineteen text sheets, all the plates from the main volumes are described in great depth. A complete guide to architecture, in particular that contemporary to the Encyclopà die, these plates are also very attractive. The five orders are examined and displayed in detail, with some measured drawing as well. Many examples of 18th-century architecture then follow. Foremost amongst these are the plans by Blondel, also a key encyclopà dist, for his Fontaine de la rue de Grenelle, plans for the Colonnade of the Louvre, a project for the Abbaye Royale de Panthemont by François Franque, for the church of the Panthemont, and the Town Hall of Rouen designed by Le Carpentier. Other plans include private houses and further Blondel wor

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        Recherches anatomiques sur la position des glandes et sur leur action

      1751 - de XXIV, 520 pages, puis 86 Paris, Quillau, 1751, in-8, de XXIV, 520 pages, puis 86 et (2) pages, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné et portant une pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges, signet (manque à la coiffe supérieure), EDITION ORIGINALE. On trouve à la suite : Chilificationis historia primum edita, Montpellier, 1742 ; Dissertatio phisiologica de sensu generice considerato, Primum edita, Montpellier, 1742 (page de titre séparée mais pagination continue). Un ouvrage novateur et fondamental sur la physiologie pathologique des tissus. Bordeu y recherche les relations entre le phénomène de la maladie avec la structure des organes et, le premier, il énonce l'idée des possibles sécrétions internes. Bon exemplaire malgré quelques rousseurs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DE VITA ET REBUS GESTIS SANCTI CAROLI BORROMEI S.R.E. CARDINALIS ARCHIEPISCOPI MEDIOLANI. Libri septem.

      Mediolani, apud Joseph Marellum, 1751. In-8 (mm. 234x178), 2 parti in 1 vol., mz. pergamena con ang. ottocentesca, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. XXIV,1172,(88), testo e numeraz. delle pagg. su due colonne. Il vol. è ornato da: una vignetta al frontespizio (con titolo in rosso e nero), una bella testata con putti che volano e 3 grandi iniziali figur., inc. in rame; in antiporta un ritratto di S. Carlo disegnato da J.B. Saxius, pure inc. in rame. Dello stesso A. è qui unito, con proprio frontesp. (da p. 780), "De fama virtutibus et miraculis Sancti Caroli Boromei.. Libri Duo" Latine reddidit et notis illustravit Balthassar Oltrocchi. Mediolani, 1751. Questa "vita" di San Carlo fu scritta originariamente in italiano dal Giussano e pubblicata a Roma nel 1610. La ns. è la prima versione in latino di Bartolomeo Rubeus, con note illustrate da Baldassarre Oltrocchi, Prefetto della Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Cfr. Cat. Hoepli,184 che cita la prima del 1610: "Quest'opera ebbe molto successo, tanto che fu più volte ristampata ed ebbe due traduz. in francese (a Parigi e a Lione)" - Argelati,I, p. I, p. 695 - Bologna “La Trivulziana per S. Carlo Borromeo”,VII, p. 21. Fresco esemplare, molto ben conservato.

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        Urbis Venetiarum prospectus celebriores, ex Antonii Canal tabulis.

      Venice 1751 - Second edition. Three parts in 1 vol. Landscape folio ( 53 x 38 cm). One engraved prospectus dated 1742, one engraved double-page portrait, 3 title-pages dated 1752 with engraved vignettes, 38 engraved views of Venice engraved by Visentiini after Canaletto, all captioned in Italian; slight marginal staining on few plates. Overall strong dark impressions, contemporary mottled boards. Most widely known and best of the many engravings after Canalatto's views of Venice. Originally commissioned by Consul Smith and based on paintings by Canaletto. The engravings were first published in 1735 in Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus Celebriores ex Antonii Canal. The first complete edition was issued in 1742 and then re-issued in 1751, 1754 and 1773. It was so successful it was even reprinted in the XIX century. 'Self-styled as painter, architect, and engraver, Visentini enjoyed a long career in Venice where he was connected to the Academia and to the artistic and publishing circle centred around Consul Joseph Smith. Visentini's etchings are distinguished in the confidence and authority of their perspectival projection and etched line. Visentini's buildings seldom sag and never "sink" under their own weight into the water of the canals as they occasionally might in the work of Carlevaris and Mariechi. Canaletto's compositions are quite various and are refreshingly dramatic in the contrast between the large foreground buildings and the smaller ones in the receding perspective. 'These views were crucial to forming the image of Venice in the mind of its visitors.' (Millard) Millard Italian 153; Constable E II (S. 605 ff.); UCBA I, 218; Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 2695; Cicognara 4113; Thieme/B. V, 486 (Canaletto) und XXXIX, 419 (Visentini). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eight landscapes with decorative borders (set of eight)

      Beautiful etchings with landscapes enclosed into decorative, geometrical and floreal frames; many landscapes have biblical representations: for example plate numbered with 1 is Moses by the Red Sea and nr 2. Moses striking the rock with a stick; all the plates present Mariette's indications and on one plate (nr. 3) with address: 'a Paris Chez P. Mariette rue S. Jacques a l 'Esperance avecq privilege'; plates are numbered and therefore are from the 1751 collection: <em>Oeuvres d'architecture de Jean Le Pautre architecte, dessinateur et graveur du Roi : contenant les Portes, Chemin&eacute;es, Lambris, Alcoves, Cabinets, Portails d'&Eacute;glises, Cl&ocirc;tures de Chapelles, Portes de Choeur, Retables d'Autel, Tabernacles, Soleils, Plaques, Eau-b&eacute;nitiers, Chaires &agrave; pr&ecirc;cher, OEuvres et Bancs de Marguilliers, Confessionnaux, S&eacute;pultures, Epitaphes, et Tombeaux.</em> Etchings and engraving on paper with some margin; ca. plate mark: 217 x 298 mm, total: 227 x 308 mm; the first plate is pasted down, probably because of defects on he paper; all the other plates are in good condition, despite some smudges on the bottom right corner; Nagler 5

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        Essai de physique. Avec une description de nouvelles sortes de machines pneumatiques

      1751 - 2 vol. de I. (1)f. de titre, Leyde, Samuel Luchtmans, 1751, in-4, 2 vol. de I. (1)f. de titre, p.V à XXIII, (3), 534pp, 13pl. (n°1 à 12 + 5*), manque le portrait et (1)f. liminaire (probablement le faux-titre). - II. (4)pp, p.535 à 882, (13)ff. de table, 17pl. (n°13 à 29 dont 1 carte), Description des machines pneuma, veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque), 34 planches dépliantes gravées dont la grande carte dépliante montrant les déclinaisons magnétiques terrestres. Les quatre dernières planches illustrent la description des nouvelles pompes à vide construites par le frère de l'auteur, Jan van Musschenbroek. Deuxième édition française traduite par Pierre Massuet (la première parut en 1739). Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692-1761), professeur de physique à Leyde, s'inspira notamment de Newton pour la rédaction de cet ouvrage. Le t.2 comporte plusieurs chapitres consacrés à l'optique: la lumière et sa réfraction, la différente réfrangibilité des rayons, description de l'oeil, la vision, la dioptrique, la catoptrique, etc. Tous ces chapitres sont illustrés de planches. Exemplaire sans le portrait. Coiffes et coins us, certaines planches déchirées aux pliures, sans manque [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tableau de l'histoire generale des Provinces-Unies. 10 delen, Utrecht, v. Schoonhoven / Wild, 1777-1784.

      12°, gebonden in 10 half leren bandjes, ca. 5000 pag. Het werk is gebaseerd op Wagenaars Vaderlandsche Historie en diverse andere geschiedwerken. Het loopt, evenals Wagenaar, tot 1751.

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        Eight landscapes with decorative borders (set of eight)

      - Beautiful etchings with landscapes enclosed into decorative, geometrical and floreal frames; many landscapes have biblical representations: for example plate numbered with 1 is Moses by the Red Sea and nr 2. Moses striking the rock with a stick; all the plates present Mariette's indications and on one plate (nr. 3) with address: 'a Paris Chez P. Mariette rue S. Jacques a l 'Esperance avecq privilege'; plates are numbered and therefore are from the 1751 collection: Oeuvres d'architecture de Jean Le Pautre architecte, dessinateur et graveur du Roi : contenant les Portes, Cheminées, Lambris, Alcoves, Cabinets, Portails d'Églises, Clôtures de Chapelles, Portes de Choeur, Retables d'Autel, Tabernacles, Soleils, Plaques, Eau-bénitiers, Chaires à prêcher, OEuvres et Bancs de Marguilliers, Confessionnaux, Sépultures, Epitaphes, et Tombeaux. Etchings and engraving on paper with some margin; ca. plate mark: 217 x 298 mm, total: 227 x 308 mm; the first plate is pasted down, probably because of defects on he paper; all the other plates are in good condition, despite some smudges on the bottom right corner; Nagler 5

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        Dissertatio physiologica de irritabilitate quam divinis auspiciis consensu gratiosae facultatis medicae pro obtinendis doctoris medici honoribus defendet ... D. Iulii MCCCLI.

      Gottingae, typis Georg. Ludov. Schulzi, 1751, 4, (8), 74, (2) pp., 2 Holzschnittvignetten, Halbpergamenteinband ersten zwei Blätter etwas fleckig feines Exemplar. Very Rare First Edition!"After three years of medical studies, Haller's pupil Johann Georg Zimmermann (1728-95) started working on his dissertation in 1750, which would make up his fourth and last year in Gottingen. Like quite a few of his fellow students he was a Swiss, from Brugg in the state of Bern. The presence of fellow countrymen was a certain comfort to Haller who was often plagued by homesickness [Heimweh), which in these times was considered to be a typically Swiss malady. Zimmermann was certainly one of the favoured pupils of Haller. After his studies he wrote an extensive biography of his teacher (1755), who procured him the post of a physician in his hometown and, in 1768, that of private physician to the English king in Hanover. He became one of the best known figures in the German countries as a much demanded physician but even more through his popular books on solitude (1756, revised 1784-5), national pride (1758, revised 1768), experience in medicine (1763-4) and for his published conversations with Frederick the Great (1788). These writings were not to Haller's taste and were partly responsible for the growing alienation between the two.As a student, Zimmermann lived in Haller's house. He was very diligent and in the evening drank a lot of tea in order to stay awake as long as possible."1 Haller described him as a pupil of extraordinary promise.'" It must be considered as a sign of special appreciation that Haller placed the problem of muscular action into his hands. The last chapter outlined the knowledge of this controversial topic as it was available to Zimmermann when he set out to explore it himself. Of course, he was especially familiar with Haller's thoughts, which will be treated in more detail in the next chapter but some of which we must mention briefly here. Similar to Frederick Winter, Haller located a pronounced irritability especially in the heart and the intestines, which explained the movement of these organs even after their detachment from the nerves. Nevertheless, and again in accordance with Winter, the nerves to him seemed to play a certain role, as their ligature resulted in a decrease of the activity of the heart. But he rejected both Winter's theory of the dura mater as origin of all movement and Boerhaave's idea of a sensible and motive fibre as the ultimate structural unit of the body. These concepts, in his view, would result in the attribution of the faculties of sensation and movement to all parts of the body. To such generalised notions he had objected already in his early writings and with more precision in the dissertation of his pupil Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727-19) in 1749 which had proven the insensibility and immobility of the dura mater.On 15 September 1750 at 2pm, Zimmermann performed his first experiments on two frogs/- With a pair of pliers he cut off the head of a living frog and put it on the floor. The frog jumped around three or four times. Half an hour later and again after one and a half hours, it reacted to minute irritations of its upper leg with long leaps. Even at 8.30pm it was still jumping and at 10.20pm still moving. The next morning, though, it was stiff and 'the heart could not be irritated in any manner.' In six further, similar experiments, carried out on 26 September and 19-21 October, Zimmermann managed to reactivate a stopped heart through stimulation.From these sporadic trials he concluded that heart and muscles may be set in motion irrespective of their connection with the brain. But, of course, that is what he already knew before. To us, these early experiments mainly reveal Zimmermann's uncertainty as to what to examine and how to proceed. It seems that Haller was not present at these first trials. Since the series of his pupil Foelix from December 1749 to February 1750, Haller had not performed further experiments of his own. Only on 12 November 1750 did he resume his former inquiries and determined the topic of his new interest: 'a dog, regarding irritability'. This notebook entry marks the beginning of Haller's explicit experimental investigation into the subject.And now the quality of the experiments changed. Henceforth, the animals were mostly dogs and cats, the single bodily parts of which were irritated with greater care, both mechanically and chemically and in some cases also by the application of heat or cold." Until 15 April 1751, the day of Zimmermanns last notebook entry, some 200 experiments were carried out, 45 of which were protocoled by the student, 135 by the teacher, and 20 by both of them (see Figure 2.4 and 2.5). The person taking the notes was usually the experimenter himself but very likely the trials were often witnessed by both student and teacher, and sometimes by others, too. From Haller we know that he made the notes immediately after the experiment and in presence of those who had seen it. Whereas Zimmermann completed the greater part of his experimental work after three weeks, in November 1750, Haller carried on with continuous intensity for another year, until November 1751.On 22 July 1751 Haller wrote to his former pupil Georg Thomas von Asch (1729-1807): 'In two weeks Mr Zimmermann will [publicly] defend [his dissertation on] irritability and, indeed, he will cause a sensation.'"Haller was well aware that Zimmermann's dissertation would call for a revision of several traditional assumptions about the movement and sensation of some of the parts of the body. What he did not say in his letter, though, was that already at this stage his own views differed in many respects from those of Zimmermann. His own results he presented some nine months later in his famous speeches at the meetings of the Royal Society in Gottingen. " Hubert Steinke, Irritating Experiments: Haller's Concept and the European ..., Clio Medica, Vol.76 (2005), pp.56-60see - Thomas Fuchs & Marjorie Grene, The Mechanization of the Heart: Harvey and Descartes (2001), pp.200-201

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        Wissel-styl tot Amsterdam, vervolgt en tot op dezen tyd verbetert door Isaac le Long. 4 delen in 2 banden, Rotterdam, De Compagnie, 1755.

      (8)+336+341+(1)+591 pag. Gebonden in half leer. Gebonden met: Erneuerte Wechsel-ordnung (...), Vernieuwde wissel-ordonnantie naar welke men zig in het koningryk Pruisen, in de Keurlanden (...) als mede in het souverain hertogdom Silesien en in het Graafschap Glatz te reguleren en te gedragen heeft, vastgesteld te Berlin den 30-1-1751. Rotterdam, De Compagnie, 1753. 200+(2) pag.

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        Inventum novum ex percussione thoracis humani ut signo abstrusos interni pectoris morbos detegendi.

      Wien, Johann Trattner, 1751, 8, 95, (1) pp., frisches, breitrandiges Exemplar im älteren Halbpergamenteinband im Stil der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschildchen. "ONE OF THE GREAT CLASSIC OF MEDICINE" First Edition, First Issue, without the errata on the verso of the last leaf (F 8), Complete!"Percussion of the abdomen as a means of distinguishing between tympanites and ascites dates back into antiquity, but percussion of the thorax starts with Leopold Auenbrugger whose Inventum Novum ex Percussione Thoracis Humani was published in I76i, the same year as Morgagni's great work on pathological anatomy. Auenbrugger's discovery of percussion was not entirely fortuitous for his father was an innkeeper, and he must have watched men tapping the wine barrels to find out how full or empty they were. He was also a good musician and wrote the libretto of an opera (Antonio Salieri's - The chimney sweep) for which he was ennobled by the Empress in I784, so that evidently he had a good ear for sound.Born at Gratz in I722, he studied medicine in Vienna under Van Swieten, graduating in 1752, and later became physician to the Spanish Hospital in Vienna where for seven years 'amid laborious and tedious exertions' he tested his method of percussion by dissections whenever possible and experimented on cadavers by filling the chest with water. Auenbrugger practised direct or immediate percussion, striking the patient's chest, covered by a shirt, with the finger tips of his gloved hand, first during normal breathing and then in full inspiration. He described the natural percussion sound in different parts of the chest, noting that over the space occupied by the heart the sound loses part of its natural clearness and becomes dull. His observations related mainly to lung disease, but two sections dealt with heart disease, namely section XLVI on dropsy of the pericardium and section XLVIII on aneurysm of the heart. He divided dropsy of the pericardium into serous and purulent varieties, noting a completely deadened percussion sound such as obtained by striking a fleshy limb. He also described the symptoms such as fainting, unequal pulse, swelling of the neck, and a tendency to fall asleep while sitting with the body inclined forwards, later described as the pillow sign by Blechmann. He defined aneurysm of the heart as a condition of overdistension of its cavities when they became unequal to propel their contents forward, and found a fleshy percussion sound over a considerable space in the region of the heart. Auenbrugger's treatise proved to be premature as the anatomical conception of disease based on Morgagni took many years to permeate clinical medicine, so that percussion was virtually ignored by the majority of contemporary physicians, though Haller regarded it favourably and Stoil seems to have practised it in Vienna where others were hostile.The treatise was twice republished in Latin and Roziere de la Chassagne included a French translation in his manual on pulmonary disease (I770), stating that though he had not used the method, it seemed free from danger! The credit of introducing percussion into clinical practice belongs to Corvisart who first learned of it from the works of Stoll whose aphorisms he had translated. He tested percussion in his clinic in Paris, described it in his famous textbook of i8o6, and published a second French translation of Auenbrugger's Inventum Novum in i8o8, together with his commentaries based on twenty years of experience.""Auenbrugger's discovery had to wait half a century before it came into clinical use in Paris where it was soon overshadowed by Laennec's mediate auscultation which made him famous in his short lifetime. Nevertheless, percussion paved the way to physical diagnosis of heart disease, and as far as the heart is concerned Auenbrugger made fewer errors than Laennec. There is no doubt as to the important role of percussion of the heart in the preradiological era when great advances in cardiology were taking place, and I can do no better than to quote G. W. Balfour's Harveian Discourse of I887, in which he stated that nowadays when we can ascertain the dimensions of the heart and the state of its orifices with a precision which is almost perfect, we can scarcely realize the state of chaos into which ignorance of percussion and auscultation would plunge us!" D.Evan Bedford, Auenbrugger's contribution to cardiology History of percussion of the heart. British Heart_Journal, 197I, 33, pp.8I7-821.Both the first and second issues of Auenbrugger's classic have been rare books for over a hundred years, the first issue especially so.Garrison & Morton No. 2672 Norman 81 Lilly, p. 127 Heirs of Hippocrates 954 Willius & Keys, pp. 190-213 Osler 1863 Bibliotheca Medica, L'art Ancien S.A.Zurich, Cat. 21/34 "Only a small number of copies were published" Balfour, G. W. (I887). On the evolution of cardiac diagnosis from Harvey's days till now. Edinburgh Medical Journal, 32, 1065 P.J. Bishop: A Bibliography of Auenbrugger's Inventum novum (1761). Tubercle, 1961, 42, pp.78-90

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        Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis jussu Sixti V. Pontif. Max. recognita, locupletibus SS. patrum et aliorum probataorum S. Scripturae interpretum commentariis illustrata [...].Editio secunda. 4 in 2 Bänden.

      Fol. Mit 65 Kupfertafeln, einer doppelblattgr. Kupferkarte (Tabula Paradisi terrestris juxta systema Harduini S. I. Presbyteri) sowie einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten bzw. -Initialen. 15 Bll., 704 S., Sp. 705-712, S. 713-758 1 Bl., 510 S., Bll. 511-514, S. 515-562 (recte 568) 1 Bl., 588 S. 1 Bl., 571, 48 S., 26 Bll., Schweinsldr.-Bde. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln a. 5 Bünden m. reicher Blindprägung, goldgepr. Rückenschildern, dreiseitigem Farbschnitt u. 2 Schließen. Zweite Ausgabe (EA 1751) der schönen Bibel, die in zwei Spalten den lateinischen Vulgatatext neben einer deutschen Übersetzung bringt. Herausgegeben wurde die Bibel von den Benediktinern zu Ettenheimmünster unter der Leitung von Germanus Cartier, illustriert mit Kupfern von I. A. Friedrich, P. G. Harder, G. D. Heumann, P. A. Kilian, G. Lichtensteger, I. G. Pintz, B. Probst, B. S. Sedletzky, Catharina Sperling, H. Sperling u. M. Tyroff aus Scheuchzers berühmter Physica Sacra. Der vierte Band mit dem Anhang Dissertatio critica de situ Paradisi terrestris ad caput secundum Genesis [...]. - Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Eine Schließe des zweiten Bandes fehlt. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. stock- u. braunfleckig. Vereinzelt schwach wasserrandig. - Graesse I, 397 Lanck./Oehler I, 32ff. Lüthi 80 Rümann 1018 vgl. Darlow/M. II, 4245 Anm. (erwähnt nur die erste u. dritte Ausgabe) ADB IV, 36.

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        Eight landscapes with decorative borders (set of eight).

      "Beautiful etchings with landscapes enclosed into decorative, geometrical and floreal frames; many landscapes have biblical representations: for example plate numbered with 1 is Moses by the Red Sea and nr 2. Moses striking the rock with a stick; all the plates present Mariette's indications and on one plate (nr. 3) with address: 'a Paris Chez P. Mariette rue S. Jacques a l 'Esperance avecq privilege'; plates are numbered and therefore are from the 1751 collection: Oeuvres d'architecture de Jean Le Pautre architecte, dessinateur et graveur du Roi : contenant les Portes, Cheminées, Lambris, Alcoves, Cabinets, Portails d'Églises, Clôtures de Chapelles, Portes de Choeur, Retables d'Autel, Tabernacles, Soleils, Plaques, Eau-bénitiers, Chaires à prêcher, OEuvres et Bancs de Marguilliers, Confessionnaux, Sépultures, Epitaphes, et Tombeaux."."Etchings and engraving on paper with some margin; ca. plate mark: 217 x 298 mm, total: 227 x 308 mm; the first plate is pasted down, probably because of defects on he paper; all the other plates are in good condition, despite some smudges on the bottom right corner; Nagler 5"

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        Essais sur la construction et comparaison des Thermomètres sur la communication de la chaleur, & sur les différens degrés de la chaleur des corps. Traduit de l'anglois...

      Paris, chez Durand & Pissot, 1751, in 12, de 2ff. 224pp., ill. d'une planche gravée se dépl. de comparaison des 15 différentes échelles thermométriques, pl. basane marbrée époque, dos lisse orné, coiffe inf. usée. G. Martine (1702-1741) physicien écossais, publie ici un important traité critique sur les différents systèmes thermométriques. Le traducteur français a ajouté aussi plusieurs essais de thermodynamique. ¶ Garrison-Morton, 2671 (éd. anglaise de 1740) "First important work on clinical thermometry, and the only scientific treatment of the subject before Wunderlich" - Cole 921 - Middleton, p. 115 "This series of essays was the first serious critique of the Reaumur 80 degree thermometer. He criticized Reaumur's methods and conclusions with arguments that were well in advance of the time... "

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        Konst om tamme-vogelen van aller hande soort in alle jaartyden uittebroeijen en optebrengen. 2 delen, , 216, , P. de Hondt, 1751.

      16+384+(4)+408 pag. Geheel leer met rugstempeling. Goed exemplaar. Geillustreerd met 15 uitslaande gravures. B0875.

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        De veterum clypeis, blasii caryophili opusculum.

      Volume in ottime condizioni. Copertina rigida. Luzac. 1751. Pagg. 130

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        ART DE FAIRE ECLORRE ET D'ELEVER EN TOUTE SAISON DES OISEAUX DOMESTIQUES DETOUTES ESPECES soit par le moyen de la chaleur du fumier, soit par le moyen de celle du feu ordinaire

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale. Very Good. 1751. Second Edition. Hardcover. xviii, 364; [4], 427 pages; Two volumes (xviii, 364; [4], 427 pages), fifteen folding plates (as called for). Contemporary mottled calf, five raised bands at spines, red leather title labels and black leather volume labels, extensive gilt tooling in each compartment with floral motifs; marbled endpapers, all edges red, some rubbing to corners; contents clean and well secured in binding. A lovely set. OCLC: 13358003 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683 – 1757) was a French scientist who contributed to many areas of study. His early interests were focussed on mathematical studies. In 1710, he was became the editor of the Descriptions of the Arts and Trades, a major government project to stimulate manufacturing and industry throughout France. In 1731 his interest migrated to meteorolgy, leading him to invent the Réaumur thermometer scale. Sometimes referred to as "the Pliny of the 18th century," Reaumur greatly enjoyed the systematic study of natural history. He also studied botanical and agricultural matters, and devised processes for preserving birds and eggs. In the work offerred for sale here, Reaumur presents his elaborate system of artificial incubation.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. .

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        Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers, par une societe de gens de letrres. Mise en ordre & publie par Denis Diderot und Jean Le Rond D'Alembert.

      Gr.-8, Leinen. 35 Bände. 21 Textbände (einschließlich 4 Supplementbände). 12 Tafelbände (einschließlich 1 Supplementband), sowie 2 Registerbände. Reprint der Ausgabe Paris 1751 - 1780. Exemplar mit Gebrauchsspuren, Einbände berieben teils fleckig, aus der Bibliothek von Iring Fetscher. 9783772801167

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        A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls.

      London, printed by C.and J. Ackers for the author., 1751. 20.5 x 12.5 cms. Pp. (6), viii, (18), 155 (3), 30 engraved plates including some tables. Contemporary marbled calf boards, later morocco spine with gilt lettering. Some foxing, small inkstain on foredge, extremities rubbed. Includes list of subcribers which is not always present.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover . Good/No Jacket.

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        L&#x92;Art De Peter, Essay Théori-Physique et Méthodique.

      Westphalie: Chez Florent-Q., Tue Pet-en-Guele, au Soufflet, MDCCLI [i. e. Paris, Jean-Baptiste Langlois, 1751].. 12mo, 108 pp. With a full-page engraved frontispiece. Later full calf, gilt edges, a very good copy. First (only?) edition of this very rare satire on farting, complete with the frontispiece. Not in Brunet. Records show the BN, and possibly Yale and Harvard with the only copies. Farting became quite the sensation in the late 19th-century in Paris where a highly skilled farter was the star of his own show: Le Petomane was his title and he was said to be able to fart the Marseillaise or extinguish a candle at several yards, reducing his audience to hysterical laughter.

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        Anti Infidel Tracts and Sermons [spine so lettered].

      - A collection of 8 pamphlets (listed below) bound in a single volume of contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine fully gilt and labelled, in very good state of preservation. From the library of Lord Eldon> (1751-1838), the Lord Chancellor in the Liverpool government, with his circular armorial bookplate and signature. An interesting collection of very scarce anti-radical pamphlets by the Rev. Solomon Piggott (1779-1845), curate and afternoon preacher at St. James's Church, Clerkenwell, London, and Sunday evening lecturer at St. Antholin's, Watling Street in 1817 and still in 1823, Rector of Dunstable 1824-1845 arranged through the patronage of Lord Eldon, the Lord Chancellor. The collection comprises: 1. An exhortation to national gratitude. A sermon preached at St. James's Church, Latchford, Warrington, Oct. 25th, 1809.> Warrington, printed by J. Haddock. 1809. 8vo., 23 + (1)pp. Bodleian only in COPAC.> 2. Family worship considered; the duty and advantages of it shewn; the hindrances to it guarded against. . A sermon delivered at St. James's Church, Clerkenwell, in 1817.> London: Longman. 1818. 8vo., 36pp. BL + Bodleian + Cambridge + St. Andrews in COPAC.> 3. The Grace of God to Britain, in this day of Christian light and privilege; . a sermon, delivered at the Female Orphan Asylum, on Sunday, Dec. 13, 1818, preparatory to the election of a morning preacher.> London: Longman. 1818. 8vo., 24pp. BL only in COPAC.> 4. Female virtue and domestic religion recommended by the example of our late illustrious Queen Charlotte, and our final charge impressed: a sermon, delivered on Wednesday, December 2, 1818, the day of Her late Majesty's funeral, in the parish church of St. James, Clerkenwell.> London: Longman. 1818. 8vo., viii + 26pp. BL only in COPAC.> 5. The Radical Triumvirate, or, Infidel Paine, Lord Byron, and surgeon Lawrence, colleaguing with the patriotic radicals to emancipate mankind from all laws human and divine, with a plate - engraved for their instruction. A letter to John Bull, from an Oxonian resident in London.> London, Hatchard. 1820. 8vo., engraved frontispiece, (4) + 50pp. BL + Cambridge + Chetham's in COPAC.> 6. Britannia's Tears over her patriot and hero, the late illustrious and benevolent Duke of Kent and Strathern, Field-Marshal, &c. Earl of Dublin, . who departed this life January 23, 1820, in the 53d year of his age; an elegy, descriptive of his life and last hours; with engravings of the Duke and Duchess and of Kensington Palace. To which is added a biographical memoir. By a clergyman, late of Oxford . Second edition.> London: G. Greenland. 1820. 8vo., engraved frontispiece, 30pp. BL + Bodleian in COPAC.> 7. Popery and Protestantism compared; or, their principles and history traced, and the duties of Protestants at the present crisis considered. with copious notes: to which is added an abstract of a sermon, preached by a converted Popish priest, at Ninwick in Lancashire.> London: Simpkin & Marshall. 1821. 8vo., (2) + 34pp. BL only in COPAC.> 8. The Anti-Infidel; or, Monthly Reflector: consisting of essays, dissertations, communications, and reviews, in refutation of the reigning errors of the day; including a Monthly Retrospect, of principal events and occurrences, as far as they affect the moral and religious interests of the community, and constitution in Church and State. With engravings, by the first artists. To be published the first day of every month, price one shilling and sixpence, at the expense of the Loyal Association.> London: W. Wright. 1820. 8vo., engraved frontispiece*, viii + 125 + (1)pp. * A duplicate of that in #6 above. Apparently unrecorded.> [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charpenterie. [Auszug aus dem Tafelteil der Encyclopédie].

      2, 11 S. Verzeichnis u. 53 tlw. dopelblattgrosse gestochene Taf. (nummeriert von 1 - 51, dazu die Taf. 30bis und 39bis), Geh., Rücken mit (neuerem) Textilklebebd. übezogen, tlw. eckknittrig, selten min. stockfl. Die Tafeln zum Zimmermannshandwerk aus dem aufklärerischen Monumentalwerk, 1751 - 1780 erschienen.

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        Histoire de la Jamaïque

      Chez Nourse 1751 - - Chez Nourse, à Londres 1751, In-12 (9,5x17cm), (4) 285pp. et (4) 248pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale française traduite par Raulin et illustrée de 6 planches dépliantes in fine (bananier, caféier, faune.). Reliures en plein veau marbré glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés de 4 fleurons. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Coiffes du tome II élimées. Absence de la pièce de titre du tome I dont le titre est clairement lisible et qui apparaît comme une pièce de titre brune. Une épidermure sur le plat supérieur du tome I. 3 coins émoussés. Ensemble relativement frais. Hans Sloane se rendit dans l'île de la Jamaïque en 1687 en qualité de médecin du gouverneur, le Duc d'Albermale. Il y séjourna 15 mois, faisant de multiples observations de la flore, de la faune, des moeurs des habitants, des productions naturelles, du commerce. Sa relation fut louée pour l'exactitude de ses descriptions, notamment botaniques. L'ouvrage est composé de 13 lettres, on y trouve des détails très intéressants, par exemple la description d'un typhon dans la première lettre, celle d'un tremblement de terre, et des remarques sur les esclaves et les pirates. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original French edition translated by Raulin and illustrated with 6 folding boards in fine (banana, coffee, fauna .). Bindings in glazed full marbled veal of epoch. Back with nerves decorated with 4 florets. Head and tail parts in beige morocco. Caps of Volume II worn out. Absence of the title piece of volume I whose title is clearly legible and which appears as a piece of brown title. An epidermis on the upper plate of volume I. 3 blunt corners. Relatively fine set. (4) 285pp. et (4) 248pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("V").

      [Potsdam, 1751/52]. - 8vo. ¾ p. To the unnamed Prussian minister Samuel von Marschall (1683-1749), whom he invites to attend a comedy: "vous avez manqué la comédie ces jours passez. venez monsieur réparer cela aujourduy; apres le soupé de la reine mere [i. e. Königin Sophie Dorothea]. je joue malgré ma maladie je vous feray entrer assurément. il nous faut des spectateurs comme vous [.]". - Besterman Nr. 4053. - With some autograph remarks from Voltaire's editor Louis Nicolas Jean Joachim de Cayrol (1775-1859). - Somewhat browned and spotty; upper edge of the reverse side with a small hinge mark; small clip in the lower right corner. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Maj:ts förnyade nådige förordning, angående trenne riddare-orden.

      Gifwen Stockholm i ordens-capitlet then 25 nov. 1751. Stockholm, Kongl. tryckeriet hos Pet. Momma, (1751). Folio. (24) s,+ 6 grav. planscher. Titelbladet med grav. vinjett. Småfläckar. Tagen ur band, lösskurna blad, vikta och monterade med papper i övre hälft. Namnteckning David Von Scheven, daterad Siggestad 1787, samt någon annan von Scheven daterad 1798. Förordningen rör Serafimerorden, Svärdsorden och Nordstjärneorden, instiftade 1748. Planscherna av J. E. Rehn föreställer ordensdekorationer, en seraphimer-riddare och en ordenshärold i helfigur. David von Scheven (1770-1814) på Siggesta på Värmdö var 1787 underlöjtnant vid Svea artilleriregemente. Han blev så småningom överstelöjtnant samt 1827 tullinspektör. Han deltog i kriget 1789-90 i Finland och 1813-14 i Tyskland och Norge.

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        LE CONCILE DE TRENTE. [3 volumes].

      1751 - Amsterdam, Wetstein et Smith, 1751. Trois volumes in-quarto (206 X 267 mm) veau fauve marbré, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés ornés, larges palettes en queue et tête, pièce de titre maroquin grenat, coupes filetées, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : portrait-frontispice, (7) ff. dont titre, LXXII-562 pages - Tome II : (1) f. de titre, 644 pages - Tome III : (1) f. de titre, 531 pages (mal chiffrées "561"). Légères et habiles restaurations à la reliure, quelques rares rousseurs et brunissures dans le corps des ouvrages. BELLE ÉDITION de cette traduction estimée, qui parut pour la première fois à Londres en 1736. Elle est ornée en frontispice du tome I d'un beau portrait de l'auteur gravé par F. Lucas et d'une vignette de titre répétée aux trois volumes. L'ouvrage, écrit en italien par l'historien, érudit et scientifique vénitien Pietro Paolo SARPI (1552-1623), dit "Fra Paolo", a été publié à Londres en 1619 et aussitôt mis à l'index. Il est ici traduit en français, avec des notes critiques, historiques et théologiques par Pierre-François Le Courayer, qui a notamment rédigé la "Défense de la nouvelle traduction de l'Histoire du Concile de Trente, contre les censures de quelques Prélats et de quelques Théologiens" qui occupe les pages 249 à 474 du tome III. Cet ouvrage est le meilleur réquisitoire contre le Concile de Trente et se voulait un acte d'accusation contre la Papauté et la Contre-Réforme. D'après le Dictionnaire de Théologie Catholique, il est écrit dans un esprit protestant très relatif : «Le protestantisme avec lequel sympathisait Sarpi était moins peut-être le protestantisme post-tridentin, décidément arrêté dans ses formules, que le réformisme qui, au début du XVIe siècle, groupait des hommes comme Erasme, comme Lefèvre d'Etaples et tant d'autres. » (D.T.C., T. XIV, 1121). BEL EXEMPLAIRE conservé dans sa reliure d'époque en parfait état. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        An elegy wrote in a country church yard [A S W Rosenbach's copy]

      London: Printed for R. Dodsley in Pall-mall, and sold by M. Cooper in Pater-noster-row , 1751. First Edition. Morocco. Fine. Scarce "second edition" (in fact, Hazen has demonstrated that the first three editions of 1751 are actually impressions, not separate editions, set from the same standing type) of Gray's much-loved, meditative masterpiece. Almost identical to the first impression (including the misprint "they they" in line 27), except for line 96, where "kindred" replaces "hidden." 4to: 11,[1]pp, including title page [1], blank [2], advertisement [3], blank [4], and text [5]-11pp, with two binder's blanks front and back. Later full navy crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt, covers framed with gilt French fillets, gilt-tooled corner pieces, marbled end papers. A few annotations in brown ink by an early hand, including addition of terminal four lines of the Epitaph, added later by Gray in the third addition and then subsequently removed, in 1753. First front binder's blank with notes in pencil of Philadelphia bibliophile A. S. W. Rosenbach, signed by him. All early impressions are rare, the second especially so, according to Rosenbach's note. Northup 493. Hayward 173 (first edition). Grolier, 100 English, 49. Rothschild 1056-60 (various early editions). Tinker 1165. Hazen (Walpole) 41. ESTC T14921. Gray, one of the finest and most enduring of the graveyard poets, likely began the Elegy in the graveyard of St. Giles parish church in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, in 1742, near which his mother lived and from which one can almost see Eton College, which Gray entered at the age of eight. After the poem was pirated from privately circulated copies, Horace Walpole hastily arranged publication with Dodsley, with the first "edition" appearing 15 February 1751, and the second following just ten days later (with the title reset to add a new edition number and "hidden" corrected). Only in the third "edition" were a "dozen other corrections made," while for the fourth, the poem was entirely reset. (Hazen) The impact of publication was immediate and profound, and the Elegy remains one of the most quoted poems in English. "If it were only for the "Elegy," Gray's reputation would endure, for it is surely the finest elegiac poem of the age and one of the half-dozen or so great English elegies. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The London Magazine, or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer. Volume XX. For the Year 1751

      R Baldwin, London 1751 - 606pp + plates & index. 8 b/w folding maps + 6 b/w plates. Includes fold-out maps of Lincolnshire, Hampshire, Staffordshire; Berkshire, Rutlandshire, Leicestershire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire. G : in Good condition without dust jacket Brown hardback tooled leather cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Nutzbareste aus denen gesamten Erbaulichen Schrifften des seligen Hrn. D. Martini Lutheri in umständlichen Auszügen alles dessen, was darinnen zur Erbauung dienlich seyn kan, sorgfältig zusammen getragen, mit nöthigen und nützlichen Registern...

      ...versehen und nebst einer Vorrede auch denen gemeinen und armen Leuten zum besten dem Druck übergeben von Benjamin Lindnern. 2. Auflage. 9 Bände (so vollständig). Mit einem Porträt Luthers im ersten Band. - (Einbände leicht berieben aber unterschiedlich fleckig, innen wenig gebräunt oder braunfleckig, vereinzelt minimale Wurmspuren ohne Beeinträchtigung des Textes, vorderer Vorsatz fehlt in Band 1, im Ganzen ordentlich erhalten) Band 7 letzte 3 Blatt fleckig durch Abklatsch anderer Druckseiten, Band 8 auf 100 Seiten Druckdurchschlag, Text aber lesbar. Nicht eingehend kollationiert, augenscheinlich aber vollständig. Jeder Band mit einer Vignette mit Luther-Porträt und dem Motto: "Seine blätter verwelcken nicht" und umfangreichen Registern. Jeder Band auch mit einem Vorwort zur 2. Auflage, im ersten Band auch mit dem Abdruck der Ankündigung ("Avertissement") der Ausgabe für die Leipziger Buchmesse 1751. Die erste Ausgabe erschien 1738-1742. Auch antisemitische Schriften Luthers sind in dieser Ausgabe enthalten. In Band 10 sind die Tischreden Luthers in zwei Teilen auf über 1700 Seiten (incl. Register) abgedruckt: "Des Hocherleuchteten Mannes Gottes D. Martin Luthers Geist- und Sinn-reiche auserlesenen Tisch-Reden und andere erbauliche Gespräche... Salfeld: Wiedemann 1745." Titelblätter in Rot- und Schwarzdruck. Der Herausgeber dieser Ausgabe Benjamin Lindner (1694 - 1754) war herzoglich Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeldscher Superintendent und Hofprediger. Nach seinem Studium in Leipzig u.a. bei Olearius war er ein begeisterter Vertreter des Halleschen Pietismus und wurde Pfarrer in Schönbrunn/Brieg, Sorau und Saalfeld. Seine ausgedehnten außerkirchlichen Erbauungsstunden förderten "öffentliche Heuchelei, fromme Schelmerei, Verfall des bürgerlichen Wohlstandes". (vgl. Schimmelpfennig ADB Onlinefassung). Ob der Drucker Johann Michael Teubner (1695 - 1757) in verwandtschaftlicher Verbindung zum im 19. Jahrhundert gegründeten B.G. Teubner Verlag steht, konnten wir nicht eruieren. VD18: 12586927-001. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        Opuscula sua De respiratione, De monstris aliaque minora. Recensuit, emendavit, auxit aliqua inedita novasque icones addidit Albertus v. Haller.

      Gottingae Schmidt 1751. 8°, mm 190x110, pp. 26, 358, con 10 tavole ripiegate finemente incise in rame. Legatura in mezza pelle con punte dorso a cinque nervi e titolo su tassello. Vignetta calcografica al frontespizio. Le tavole dell'opera sono piuttosto note poiché raffigurano infanti malformati. Ottimo stato di conservazione, ben fresche le tavole. Esemplare arricchito dell'ex dono auctoris apposto a penna al verso del frontespizio. Edizione originale.   Nota opera del celebre scienziato e umanista svizzero, famoso soprattutto per la sua opera medica, scrisse anche interessanti poesie e fu escursionista grande amante delle catena alpina.

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        Plantae hybridae

      Upsalla 1751 - Linnaeus, Carl (1707-78), praeses. Haartman, Johan Johansson (1725-87). Plantae hybridae. . . . 4to. [4] 30pp. Fold. eng. plate. 190 x 148 mm. Unbound. A few fox-marks, but fine. First Edition. Haartman's doctoral thesis, over which Linnaeus presided, signals an important change in Linnaeus's botanical ideas. "He was forced to relinquish confidence in the constancy of the number of species. In Peloria (1744) he described a monstrous form of Linaria vulgaris that he wrongly interpreted as a hybrid. . . . He thereafter held that new plant species could develop through hybridization (see Plantae hybridae [1751]) and reached the daring conclusion that within every genus only one species had originally been created" (DSB). Soulsby 1632. Extremely rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts & des métiers, par une Société de Gens de lettres.

      Edité à Paris, par Briasson, David l'Aîné, Le Breton, Durand, etc., 1751 - 33 volumes in-folio (40,3x27,3cm. Longueur totale : 217 cm) veau brun, dos à six nerfs orné, pièces de titre maroquin rouge, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure de l'époque). Paris, Briasson, David l'Aîné, Le Breton, Durand, 1751-1757 (vol.1 à 7), puis Neufchastel, Samuel Faulche & compagnie, 1765 (vol. 8 à 17), Recueil de planches sur les sciences, les arts libéra ux et les arts méchaniques, avec leur explication, Paris, Briasson, David, Le Breton, Durand, 1762-1772, 11 vol., suite du Recueil de planches, Paris, Panckoucke, Stoupe, Brunet, 1777, supplément à l'Encyclopédie, Amsterdam et Paris, M.- M. Rey, Panckoucke, Stoupe, Brunet, 1776-1777, 4 vol., EDITION ORIGINALE de cette Encyclopédie, à laquelle ont collaboré Voltaire, Montesquieu, J.-J. Rousseau, Condillac, les abbés Morellet et Yvon, le baron d'Holbach, Daubenton, Marmontel, Turgot, et dont Brunet dit que ce fut l'entreprise littéraire la plus vaste du XVIIIe siècle. La parution en fut laborieuse malgré les soutiens officieux du marquis d'Argenson, de Madame de Pompadour et surtout de Malesherbes. L'Encyclopédie, par ses tendances révolutionnaires, devait exercer une profonde et durable influence. L'illustration comprend 3129 planches gravées, dont certaines doubles et triples. Tome I des planches dans une reliure légèrement différente, tome V des planches, quelques légères mouillures angulaires, tome VII des planches, Marine, planche VIII taches brunes et manque pages 5 et 6 de la notice Menuiserie en voiture, tome XII des planches taches brunes planches 111, IV, V. Exemplaire incomplet du frontispice et des deux volumes de tables, restaurations anciennes et défauts d&#146;usage (voir photos). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Usages des globes célestes et terrestres, faits par ordre du Roy.

      Paris, Boudet, 1751. ____ Première édition. Vaugondy a présenté au Roi, le 1er Avril 1751, ses globes célestes et terrestres. Il publie la même année le présent ouvrage, comme une sorte de mode d'emploi de ses globes. Ce rare ouvrage était offert aux acheteurs des globes de Vaugondy. Illustré par 5 planches dépliantes. Très bel exemplaire, en parfait état. *-------*. In-12. Collation : (4), XVIII, 248, (26) pp., 5 planches h.-t. Veau glacé, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        DISSERTAZIONI SOPRA LE ANTICHITA' ITALIANE, GIA' COMPOSTE E PUBBLICATE IN LATINO DAL..

      GIAMBATTISTA PASQUALI, 1751. ..PROPOSTO LODOVICO A.MURATORI E DA ESSO POSCIA COMPENDIATE E TRASPORTATE NELL'ITALIANA FAVELLA. OPERA POSTUMA PUBBLICATA DA G.F. SOLI MURATORI,SUO NIPOTE OPERA COMPLETA IN TRE VOLUMI 1 ANTIP. CON RITRATTO MURATORI,INCISO DA PIETRO MONACO, FRONTESPIZIO DEL PRIMO VOLUME STAMPATO IN ROSSO/NERO LEGGERISSIME GORE (IRRILEVANTI) ALLE PRIME E ULTIME PAGG. DEL PRIMO VOLUME, FORI DI TARLO ALL'INTERNO DELLA CERNIERA DEL TERZO VOL, E ALL'ATTACCATURA DELLA SGUARDIA ANT. NORMALI SEGNI DEL TEMPO, NEL COMPLESSO OTTIMI VOLUMI CON BELLE SOLIDE LEGATURE IN PIENA PERGAMENA COEVA Volumi : 3 Pagine : 1,1,12FF.NN., 615,1;1,2FF.NN,632,1; 1,2FF.640,1 Rilegatura : SOLIDA PIENA PERG. COEVA CON TITOLI E FREGI ORO AL DORSO Misure : 280 X 195

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        Dell'Origine e del Commercio della Moneta e dell'Instituzione delle Zecche d'Italia dalla decadenza dell'Impero sino al secolo Decimosettimo.

      1751. (18 x 24,5) PRIMA EDIZIONE. Perg. moderna con tit. in oro al dorso. (16), 220 pp. + 2 tavv. 2 2 tabelle f.t. Esemplare a larghi margini. Molto raro. Sebbene Carli (1720-1795) fosse un professore di astronomia, fu nel suo ruolo di presidente del Magistrato Camerale di Milano che acquisì la sua fama di riformatore e teorico di economia. Scrittore versatile, diede alle stampe una considerevole quantità di pubblicazioni su questa materia, dalla riforma della moneta, all'influsso sulle economie europee della scoperta dell'oro nel Nuovo Mondo. La presente opera viene considerata come un saggio preliminare in preparazione al suo voluminoso trattato di storia economica e teoria monetaria pubblicato tra il 1754 e il 1760. L'importantissima introduzione di 11 pagine non venne riprodotta dal Carli nella seconda edizione del 1754, né si trova nell'edizione delle Opere (1784-1787). "Il passaggio dalla storia economica all'economia appar chiaro soltanto se ci si rifà all'edizione originale" (F. Venturi, Settecento riformatore, Torino 1969, p. 457). Cossa 119; Goldsmith 8627; Kress 5100; Einaudi 898 (copia scompleta); Melzi II-286;

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        Histoire de la Jamaïque

      Original French edition translated by Raulin and illustrated with 6 folding boards in fine (banana, coffee, fauna ...). Bindings in glazed full marbled veal of epoch. Back with nerves decorated with 4 florets. Head and tail parts in beige morocco. Caps of Volume II worn out. Absence of the title piece of volume I whose title is clearly legible and which appears as a piece of brown title. An epidermis on the upper plate of volume I. 3 blunt corners. Relatively fine set. Chez Nourse à Londres 1751 In-12 (9,5x17cm) (4) 285pp. et (4) 248pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        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.

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        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, the Records, Original Manuscripts, Scarce Speeches, and Tracts; all compared with the Several Contemporary Writers, and Connected throughout with the History of the Times.

      London: Thomas Osborne, in Gray's Inn and William Sandby, against St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet Street.; Tonson and Millar, 1751, 1753, 1755, 1761, 1763, . Hardcover. Very good. 507, 451, 438, 507, 531, 495, 453, 505, 498, 542, 489, 486, 522, 479, 504, 524, 502, 556, 511, 479, 479, 495, 378, 712p. 20.5 cm full leather bindings. Ex-library with small labels affixed to the lower corner of the front downpaste endpapers. Wear to all bindings with scuffing, bumps to edges and corners, cracking at hinges, and tears to spines. The binding for most volumes is sound with the exception of vol. 4 (loose front board), vol. 20 (detached front board), Vol. 22 (detached front cover), Vol. 23 (both boards detached), and Vol. 24 (both boards detached with volume split into two pieces). Some browning to endpapers and title pages. Most pages clean. Text unmarked. A detailed history of the English Parliament from an 18th century perspective. Vol. 1: From the Conquest to the Deposal of King Richard II; Vol. 2: From the Accession of King Henry IV to the Death of King Henry VII; Vol. 3: From the Accession of King Henry VIII to the fifth year of Queen Elizabeth; Vol. 4: Which finishes the Reign of Queen Elizabeth; Vol. 5: From the Accession of King James I to the Twenty-first year of his Reign; Vol. 6: From the 21st year of King James I to the Second of King Charles I; Vol. 7: from the second year to the forth of King Charles I; Vol. 8: from the 4th year of King Charles I to the Meeting of the Long Parliament, Nov. 3, 1640; Vol. 9: from the first meeting of the Long Parliament Nov. 3, 1640 to their Recess, in Sept. 1641; Vol. 10: from the meeting of the Parliament after the Recess, Oct. 20 1641, to May 19, 1642; Vol. 11: from May 20, 1642, to the Battle of Edgehill in October following; Vol. 12: from the Call of the House of Commons, Nov. 1, 1642, till the Convention at Oxford, in January 1643; Vol. 13: from the 1st of Jan. 1643 to the Battle of Naseby in June 1645; Vol. 14: from the Battle of Naseby, in June 1645 to July 1, 1646; Vol. 15: July 1, 1646 to June 22, 1647; Vol. 16: June 23, 1647 to Feb. 10, 164? [printer's error]; Vol. 17: from the Declaration upon the Vote against any further Application to the King, in February 1647, to Cromwell's March into Scotland in September, 1648; Vol. 18: from Sept. 30, 1648 to the Beheading of the King, the Dissolution of the House of Lords, the Abolishing of Monarchy, and the Commons assuming to themselves the Supreme Authority of the Nation; Vol. 19: from the Commencement of the Commonwealth in Feb. 1648 to the Marching of the Scots Army into England, under the Command of King Charles the Second, in August, 1651; Vol. 20: from the Marching of the Scots Army into England, under the Command of King Charles the Second, in Aug. 1651, to the Meeting of Cromwell's third Parliament, in Sept. 1656; Vol. 21: from the Meeting of Cromwell's 3rd Parliament, in Sept. 1656, to the great Consusions in Oct. 1659; Vol. 22: from the Disturbances in Oct. 1659 to the Restoration of the King; and an adjournment of the Convention Parliament in Sept. 1660; Vol. 23: Appendix: from the Meeting of the Parliament after a short adjournment, Nov. 6, to the Dissolution of it, Dec. 29, 1660; Vol. 24: A General Index to the twenty-three volumes.

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        The Spirit of Laws.

      Dublin: for G. and A. Ewing, and G. Faulkner,, 1751. Translated from the French … With Corrections and Additions communicated by the Author. 2 volumes, octavo (200 × 120 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spines with raised bands, morocco labels. With engraved armorial bookplate and another of Mr H. Tighe of Manchester Street to front pastedowns. Joints lightly rubbed but firm, spine label to volume two renewed. Leaves lightly toned, a couple of blank corners cut away, tear with some loss to front free endpaper in vol. II, one or two marginal tears elsewhere; a very good copy. First Irish edition, first published in French in 1748, the first English edition published in London in 1750. One of the central texts in the history of 18th-century thought, L'Esprit des Loix was a huge influence both on English law, especially as mediated by William Blackstone, and on those who framed the American Constitution. Blackstone's Commentaries, Hamilton's Federalist Papers and Tocqueville's Democracy in America are all thoroughly imbued with Montesquieu's theories. In particular, Montesquieu is credited with the idea that the powers of government should be separated and balanced in order to guarantee the freedom of the individual, a key concept in the creation of the US Constitution. No English language edition was published in America until 1802. The translation is by the prolific Irish-born author and skilful translator of works mostly from the French Thomas Nugent (c.1700–1772).

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        Bilder-Sammlung, in welcher hundert größtentheils in der Mark Brandenburg gebohrne, allerseits aber um dieselbe wohlverdiente Männer vorgestellet werden, mit beygefügter Erläuterung, in welcher desselben merkwürdigste Lebens-Umstände und Schriften erzehlet werden.

      Berlin Realschulbuchhandlung 1751 - Kst.- Tit., 4 Bll., 204 (d.i. 206) SS., 1 Bl. (Reg.) u. 98 gest. Porträttaf. (v. 100, Taf. 65 u. 66 fehlt, dafür 51 u. 52 doppelt eingeb.), 4°, HPgt.- Bd. m. handgeschr. Rtit. (st. besch., ber. u. mit Bezugsfehlstellen). Lipperheide Da 40 (irrig 102 Kst.); Hiler 512; Ebert 20815. - Erste kommentierte Ausgabe der eindrucksvollen Porträtsammlung brandenburgischer Gelehrter unterschiedlichster Disziplinen. Die Porträtsammlung Seidels war bereits 1670/1671 ediert worden und wurde nun von Küster, mit umfangreichen biographischen Texten versehen, neu herausgegeben. Unter den dargestellten Personen finden sich Roswitha von Gandersheim, Johannes Agricola, Georg von Breitenbach, Johann Mauritius, Georg Rollenhagen, Christoph und Dietrich von Schulenburg, Adam von Trotte, Johann Weinlaub u.v.a. - Vereinzelt mit Feuchtigkeitsrand, zwei Tafeln randlich etwas stärker gebräunt. - Alte Sammlungsstempel auf der Rückseite des Frontipizes und den letzten beiden Blättern. - Insgesamt ein gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Agrémens de la Campagne, ou remarques particulières sur la construction des Maisons de Campagna plus ou moins magnifiques; du Jardins de plaisance, & des plantages, avec les Ornamens qui on dépendent....

      Chez Samuel Luchtmans et fils, chez Meynard Uytwerf, 1751. (19,5 x 24,5) PRIMA EDIZIONE FRANCESE. Piena perg. coeva con tit. in oro al dorso. XXIV, (8), 412, (32) pp. + 15 tavv. incise rip. (5 di J. Wanderlaar, 4 di J. C. Phillips, 6 di J. Van der Spyk e F. Van Bleyswyck che raffigurano serre). De la Court, facoltoso mercante di tessuti olandese, possedeva la stupenda tenuta di Meerburg a Voorschoten, vicino a Leida. I suoi numerosi giardini, le serre e gli aranceti erano il risultato di un progetto dettagliato e di grande capacità tecnica. Con l'aiuto del suo giardiniere Willem Vink, il padre dell'autore fu il primo a coltivare con successo l'ananas in Europa. Suo figlio continuò a perfezionare le tecniche di coltivazione forzata e in questo libro descrive i metodi impiegati per portare a maturazione molti tipi di piante anche fuori stagione. Elenca un calendario di lavori da eseguire durante l'anno e consigli su come ottenere il massimo raccolto da fiori e frutti e dedica molto spazio alla coltivazione di vari tipi di limoni in clima freddo. Un curioso capitolo si occupa della coltivazione della vite in serra. The Oxford Companion to Gardens definisce De la Court come il primo teorico di giardinaggio olandese. Ganay, Bibliographie de l'art des jardins, 70; Musset-Pathay, Bibliographie agronomique, 17; Bogaert-Damin & Piron, Livres de fruits du XVI au XX siècle dans les collections de la Bibliotheque universitaire Moretus Plantin, p. 154.

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        Prima classis humani corporis origine[m], formationem, dissectionem, temperaturam, facultates, facultatum[que] cum auctiones omnes, tum instrumenta & loca singula complectitur...Venice, heirs of Lucantonio Giunta, 1541. Folio. With title-page within woodcut border, displaying 8 scenes of Galen curing patients or dissecting an animal, 4 woodcut illustrations in text and numerous woodcut initials and headpieces. Contemporary vellum.

      Durling 1751; S. Fortuna, The Latin editions of Galen's Opera omnia (1490-1625) and their Prefaces (2012) pp. 399-402; cf. Hagelin, Rare and important medical books, pp.12-15. One of the seven volumes comprising the collected works of the Greek physician Galen, published under the general title Opera omnia nunc primum in unum corpus redacta in the years 1541-1542. "There is no name more illustrious in the whole history of medicine than that of Galen... Written in Greek, this Galenic treasure reached the Latin Western World only through Arabic translations" (Hagelin). The present volume mainly deals with the anatomy of the human body: the nerves, the muscles, the veins etc. All the volumes were edited by the physician Agostino Gadaldini (1515-1575) from Modena. When the present edition appeared, it was presented as the "new translation", based mostly on earlier humanist translations of Greek manuscripts, but also with many new translations and commentaries by well-known physicians of that day. "It is interesting to note one of Gadaldini's collaborators was Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564). He revised the translations of Galen's anatomical works, in particular the version of Anatomical procedures" (Fortuna), which can be found in the present volume. The present copy is frequently annotated in the margins in an early hand.With bookplate and owner's inscription. Binding worn, spine heavily damaged on top and bottom, wormholes. With a large waterstain affecting the title-page and some occasional smaller waterstains and spots. Internally in good condition.

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        L’usage des globes céleste et terrestre, et des sphères suivant les diférens systêmes du monde, précédé d’un traité de cosmographie, où est expliqué avec ordre tout ce qu’il y a de plus curieux dans la description de l’Univers, suivant les Mémoires & Observations des plus habiles Astronomes & Géographes. Accompagné des figures nécessaires.

      1751. relié. DeCollection. A Paris, chez Jacques Guerin, 1751. In/8 en reliure plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs et caissons dorés, pièce de titre rouge, tranches tachetées, bandeaux, culs de lampes, 49 planches dont certaines dépliantes, 4 ff. de page de titre et avertissement, 382 p. (pages 143 et 144 bissées). Mors coupé vers la coiffe supérieure, coins supérieurs usés et amortis, tache sur le plat supérieur. Ex libris arraché en page de garde. Auréole : en marge des p. 361 à 380, certaines pages oxydées, le dernier feuillet (un tableau) est déchiré sans manque. Nicolas Bion (1652-1733), ingénieur français, constructeur d’instruments de mathématiques, joignait dans ses écrits les connaissances théoriques à l’habileté du praticien. On lui doit aussi un “Traité de la construction et des principaux usages des instruments mathématiques”, “Description et usage d’un planisphère nouvellement construit” (1727). Join cut near head-tip, head corners used and shocked, stain on the upper board. Paste-down bookplate pulled up. Marginal wet mark on pages 361 to 380, some oxyded pages, the last leaf teared up without lack. Nicolas Bion (1652-1733) was a french engineer, builder of mathematical instruments, mixing on his writes theorical knowing to practician skill.

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        BIBLIA SACRA vulgatae editionis jussu Sixti Quinti ... Locupletibus SS. Patrum et aliorum probatourm s. scripturae interpretum commentariis illustrata. Una cum nova, eáque excultiore, nec non ad sensum scripturae magis accommoa versione germanica, in commodum et utilitatem totius ecclesiae catholicae praessertim germanicae elucubrata. A Theologis Monasterii D. Ettonis prope S. Landelinum, vulgo Ettenheim-münster sub directione P. Germani CARTIER.

      Konstanz, Bez 1751.. 4 Tle. in 2 Bdn. 2°. 14 Bll., 758, Tit., 562; 588, Tit., 571 S., 26 Bll. (Index). Mit insg. 64 (v. 65) Taf. (dav. 4 gefalt.). Ldr. d. Zt. Auf 6 Bünden mit Rückenschildchen.Gebrauchsspuren. Stärker beschabt u. berieb. Gefalt. Taf. knittrig, randrissig od. durchgerissen, Ans. v. Jerusalem fragmentarisch. Tit. d. 3. Bds. u. Taf. zw. p. 106/107 in Bd. 1 fehlen. Mehrere Bll. eingerissen. EA. Graesse I, 395; Wetzer-W. II,2001; vgl. Rümann 1018 - Erste Ausgabe der tlw. posthum erschienenen deutschen Übers. - Zweispaltig, lateinisch mit deutscher paraphrasierender Übersetzung u. zahlr. Fußnoten. Die Kupfertafeln stammen aus der Augsburger Schule, nach David Nasenthaler gest. v. Tyroff, Pintz, Sperling, Heumann, T. Lobeck u.a., in dekorativen Barockeinrahmungen.

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        Le Prince les délices des coeurs ou Traité des qualités d'un grand roi et EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Amsterdam: Aux dépens de la compagnie, 1751. Fine. Aux dépens de la compagnie, à Amsterdam 1751, in-8 (10,5x16,5cm), ix (3) 168pp. (7) et (4) 188pp. (12), 2 volumes reliés. - Rare first edition, published in astéronyme, although complete its brochure picture of the "General Tariff taxes a million topics." Binders early nineteenth in full brown sheepskin rooted, back smooth ornate coffered and gilded nets and title piece and black and khaki volume numbers, golden roulette coaching boards, all sprinkled edges red. Some lacks on the back, two capping head and a missing tail, corners a bit. Etienne Gabriel Morelly, the "unsung Enlightenment" (Wagner, Morelly the unsung Enlightenment, 1978) - has long been attributed some of his writings Diderot - is nowadays recognized as the first to have developed a philosophy of socialism or the also called utopian socialism communism. This political treatise, very inspired by the shape of the Prince of Machiavelli, is made ??up of four distinct parts: the citizen prince, Prince legislator and magistrate, political prince and warrior prince. It takes the appearance of a fictional dialogue between a prince named Thélémédone (or Delight of hearts), his courtiers and confidant. There are in fact the names and meanings of different debaters won the first volume. Morelly precedes the text of a brief "Letter to a Friend" in which he explains the structure of the book: - The nature, duties and benefits of the powerful sovereignty - The qualities of mind and heart that must be common to monarchs and other deadly - The prince as a figure of the legislator and the magistrate who holds council deliberates with his friends on important projects and delegates the reforms necessary for the functioning of the state before validating laws (birth of the government). - The means to provide equity through policy, to strengthen the royal authority, to predict and prevent bowel disorders of the state, making the constant harmony and sustainable government and deal and negotiate with neighboring and distant foreign powers - The just reasons for war and the different parts of military art Note, however, that unlike the traditional "mirrors for princes" this opinion is addressed to any particular personality. This failure demonstrates that the author will present a political project - that of his patron the Prince de Conti - more than provide advice to a young monarch. In the real key to text so the reader assists through the first part, a conversation between Louis XV-Thélémédone and Conti-Philoménarque. Consequently, the four faces of the prince set out above, correspond to specific points of the governance of Louis XV and echo the Prince Conti situation in 1750. Similarly, the ten characters with exotic names dialogue with Prince are faithful reflections of ten ministers constituting the royal council at that time (see about the very thrust Guy Antonetti study, "Étienne-Gabriel Morelly the writer and his protectors" in Literary History of France Review 84th Year, No. 1 (Jan. - Feb. 1984), pp 19-52).. Elmore D also defended the thesis that "the writings [Morelly] form a very built together expressing" political views of the Prince de Conti, is clearly (Prince) or allegory (the Basiliade, the Code) or finally implicitly (Letters of Louis XIV). (Elmore D, A Story of Enlightenment to the country of Liege, 2007). Hence we have an increase in the writer Morelly career that, until then, only offered moralists texts oriented pedagogy. The change occurs when the Peace of Aachen (1748) and before the supremacy of the Marquise de Pompadour. Conti, who acts as adviser to King since 1747, is being supplanted by it. Thus Morelly, supporting the cause of Conti, started a political career of writer freed from monarchical power. It is not an "adventurer of the pen" or a "marginal" that made ??this prince but a political philosopher fully aware of the problems of his time. Despite its fanciful shape allegedly the work sometimes reduced to a utopia is actually a realistic reflection on the necessary reforms of power formation of the government, foreign and domestic policy, social progress ... Until the precise calculation of taxes (shown in a table flyer) Morelly developing a rational plan and well documented and thus participates in the great political and social reforms of the Enlightenment. A few years later, in 1755, he published his famous code of the nature in which he submits an ideal and unique legal system abolishing private property in favor of a fraternal society ensuring the happiness of mankind. Rediscovered in the twentieth century, this radical thinking will be considered as the first socialist program in the history of France, and its author erected to the rank of mythical precursor of the modern communist thoughts. If he did not know fame, yet he inspired great progressive figures, Rousseau wrote his Social Contract in the light of its work, the conventional Babeuf, the "first communist acting" (Marx) who demanded of him called the "forgotten philosopher of the Enlightenment." Extremely rare copy of the first major political text Morelly.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare édition originale, parue sous astéronyme, bien complète de son tableau dépliant du « Tarif général des Impôts sur un million de Sujets ». Reliures début XIXème en pleine basane brune racinée, dos lisses richement ornés de caissons et filets dorés ainsi que de pièce de titre et de tomaisons noires et kaki, roulette dorée en encadrement des plats, toutes tranches mouchetées de rouge. Coins et coiffes habilement restaurés. Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, le « méconnu des Lumières » (Wagner, Morelly le méconnu des Lumières, 1978) - on a longtemps attribué certains de ses écrits à Diderot - est de nos jours reconnu comme étant le premier à avoir développé une philosophie du socialisme voire du communisme également appelée socialisme utopique. Ce traité politique, très inspiré par sa forme du Prince de Machiavel, se constitue de quatre parties bien distinctes : le prince citoyen, le prince législateur et magistrat, le prince politique et le prince guerrier. Il prend l'apparence d'un dialogue fictif entre un prince nommé Thélémédone (« Délices des cœurs »), ses courtisans et son confident. On trouve d'ailleurs la liste des noms et significations des différents devisants en tête du premier volume. Morelly précède son texte d'une brève « Lettre à un ami » dans laquelle il précise la structure de l'ouvrage : - la nature, les devoirs et avantages de la souveraineté toute puissante, - les qualités de l'esprit et du cœur qui doivent être communes aux monarques et aux autres mortels, - le prince comme figure du législateur et du magistrat qui tient conseil, délibère avec ses amis sur les projets importants et leur délègue les réformes nécessaires au bon fonctionnement de l'État avant de valider des lois (naissance du gouvernement), - les moyens d'accorder l'équité grâce à la politique, d'affermir l'autorité royale, de prévoir et prévenir les troubles intestins de l'État, de rendre l'harmonie du gouvernement constante et durable et de traiter et négocier avec les puissances étrangères voisines et éloignées, - les justes raisons de faire la guerre et les différentes parties de l'art militaire. On remarquera cependant qu'à la différence des traditionnels « miroirs des princes » cet avis n'est adressé à aucune personnalité particulière. Cette absence démontre bien que l'auteur a la volonté de présenter un projet politique - celui de son protecteur le Prince de Conti - plus que de prodiguer des conseils à un jeune monarque. Dans ce véritable texte à clés le lecteur assiste donc, à travers toute la première partie, à une conversation entre Louis XV-Thélémédone et Conti-Philoménarque. En conséquence, les quatre visages du prince, énoncés plus haut, correspondent à des points précis de la gouvernance de Louis XV et font écho à la situation du Prince de Conti en 1750. De même, les dix personnages aux noms exotiques dialoguant avec le prince sont les reflets fidèles des dix ministres constituant le conseil royal à cette époque (voir à ce sujet l'étude très poussée de Guy Antonetti, « Étienne-Gabriel Morelly : l'écrivain et ses protecteurs » in Revue d'Histoire littéraire de la France 84e Année, No. 1 (Jan. - Feb., 1984), p. 19-52).  Daniel Droixhe défend lui aussi la thèse selon laquelle « les écrits [de Morelly] formeraient un ensemble très construit exprimant les opinions politiques du Prince de Conti, soit clairement (Le Prince), soit par allégorie (la Basiliade, le Code), soit enfin implicitement (les Lettres de Louis XIV) » (Daniel Droixhe, Une histoire des Lumières au pays de Liège, 2007). On a donc bien une progression dans la carrière d'écrivain de Morelly qui, jusque-là, ne proposait que des textes moralistes orientés vers la pédagogie. Le changement s'opère au moment de la paix d'Aix-la-Chapelle (1748) et avant la suprématie de la Marquise de Pompadour. Conti, qui joue le rôle de conseiller du roi depuis 1747, se voit supplanté par cette dernière. C'est ainsi que Morelly, soutenant la cause des Conti, entame une carrière d'écrivain politique affranchi du pouvoir monarchique. Ce n'est donc pas un « aventurier de la plume » ni un « marginal » qui compose ce Prince, mais un philosophe politique tout à fait conscient des problématiques de son temps. Malgré sa forme prétendument fantaisiste l'œuvre parfois réduite à une utopie est en réalité une réflexion réaliste sur les nécessaires réformes du pouvoir : constitution du gouvernement, politique extérieure et intérieure, progrès sociaux... Jusqu'au calcul précis des impôts (représenté dans un tableau dépliant), Morelly développe un projet rationnel et très documenté et participe ainsi de la grande réforme politique et sociale des Lumières. Quelques années plus tard, en 1755, il publie son célèbre Code de la nature dans lequel il soumet un système législatif idéal et inédit abolissant la propriété privée au profit d'une société fraternelle assurant le bonheur du genre humain. Redécouverte au XXème siècle, cette pensée radicale sera considérée comme le premier programme socialiste de l'Histoire de France, et son auteur érigé au rang de précurseur mythique des pensées communistes modernes. S'il ne connut pas la renommée, il inspira pourtant de grandes figures progressistes, de Rousseau qui rédigea son Contrat social à la lumière de ses travaux, au conventionnel Babeuf, le « premier communiste agissant » (selon Marx) qui se réclama de celui qu'on nomme le « philosophe oublié des Lumières ». Rarissime exemplaire de ce premier grand texte politique de Morelly.

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        Voyage a la partie orientale de la Terre-Ferme, dans l'Amérique méridionale, fait pendant les années 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804: contenant la description de la Capitainerie générale de Caracas, composée des Provinces de Venezuela, Maracaïbo, Varinas, la Guiane Espagnole, Cumana et de l'Ile de la Marguerite; ...Paris, F. Buisson (back of half-title: Imprimerie de Fain et compagnie), 1806. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 4 folding engraved maps, including a large map of Caracas and surroundings and 3 smaller showing groundplans of Caracas, Puerto Cabello and La Guaira. All engraved by J.B. Tardieu. Contemporary half calf.

      Chadenat 559; Palau IV 359; Sabin 19641. First edition of an extensive description of a voyage to "terra firma", referring to Spain's possessions surrounding the Caribbean Sea (here Venezuela in particular), written by François Raymond Joseph de Pons (1751-1812), archivist of the French Navy. It starts with a history of the region starting at its first discovery and following (missionary) voyages and conquest of the lands. Other chapters deal with the geology and geography of the region, the inhabitants and their customs and culture, trade, commerce, slavery, resources, agriculture, warfare, religion, etc.Slightly browned with some occasional minor foxing and some minor damage to the corners of the first few leaves. Bindings slightly rubbed along the extremities. Overall in very good condition.

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