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        L’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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        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’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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        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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        Lettres à un Amériquain sur l'histoire naturelle, générale et particuliere de monsieur de Buffon."Hambourg" [Paris?], 1751-1756. 9 volumes. 12mo. With woodcut initials, ornaments and decorative lettering. Contemporary uniform mottled calf, gold-tooled spines.

      Barbier II, col. 1222; Cobres, p. 210; Sabin 41054; for the author: NBG XXXI, col. 199. First edition of Lignac's wide-ranging scientific correspondence: letters to an anonymous (fictitious?) American. "Regardé comme le plus savant des écrits de l'auteur; (il) comprend dix lettres sur les principes hypothétiques de Buffon, la construction et la cause du mouvement des planètes, la construction de la surface de la Terre, l'origine des coquillages fossiles, l'idée de la construction animale, l'histoire naturelle de l'homme, la méthaphysique de Buffon, les observations faites par Needham, etc." (NBG). The typography of the first five volumes is eccentric, with the word 'Lettres' on the title-page in a woodcut textura with the L integrated into the decorative frame around the whole word, and large lowercase initials and headings. Binding with some minor flaws. A good set of this very rare work.

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        Joh. Georg Altmanns Versuch einer historischen und physischen Beschreibung der helvetischen Eisberge.

      Zürich, Bey Heidegger und Compagnie, 1751, - in-8vo, 12 Bl. (Titelblatt in Rot u. Schwarz mit gest. Vignette: Alphirt mit Alphorn, Widmung, Vorrede, Inhalt) + 271 S. (+ 1 weiss) + 2 gef. Kupfertafeln, Ex Libris Christian Ernst Graf zu Stolberg, kleines Wappenschild Stempel auf Titelbl., Pergament d. Zeit, rotes Leder Titelschild am Rücken, schönes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. Sehr selten. Pfarrer J.G. Altmann, Pionier der Alpenkunde, schuf mit diesem Buch die erste Beschreibung der schweizerischen Alpengletscher. Obwohl er die Hochregionen selbst nicht betreten hatte, lehnte er sich vielmehr an die Schriften von Wagner, Hottinger u. Scheuchzer an. War dies neben Gruners "Die Eisgebirge des Schweizerlandes" doch eines der bedeutendsten topographischen Werke der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts zu diesem Thema. Zur Topographie von Savoyen gibt er eine Uebersicht der Reise von Pococke und Windham, über die Grimsel den Brief von Kappeler über die Kristallgrube am Zinkenstock. Sehr gut erhaltenes sauberes Exemplar, komplett mit den oft fehlenden Kupfertafeln (Mustergletscher nach dem Grindelwald-Gletscher gezeichnet & Grimsel-Gletscher). Zu seinen Ehren benannte Desor 1840 einen Gipfel in der Kette des Oberaarhorns als ?Altmann? Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Haller I, 1480; Perret 0077; Angelini 0401; HBLS: I. 298/99; Dreyer 374 (Ausgabe 1751 (nur 1 Tafel), die 2. Aufl. v. 1753 mit 2 Tafeln). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Traveller's Pocket-Farrier, or, A Treatise upon the Distempers and Common Incidents happening to Horses on a Journey. with Directions for the choice of a good road-horse. Being very useful for all gentlemen and trademen who are obliged to travel the countries

      np [London?]: `, 1751. Early but 6th or so edition. vii, [i], 141, [7, index] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Contemporary calf, small pin hole on last 8 leaves, else Very Good. Early but 6th or so edition. vii, [i], 141, [7, index] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Henry Bracken (1687-1764) began his practice as a physician and surgeon and, as a horse owner and patron of the turf, turned his hand to veterinary science in an era when most practitioners were abyssmally ignorant. He was among the first to diagnose equine ailments, rather than simply treating the symptoms. "No previous writer had drawn attention to the matter, while among the general public an entire absence of education was apparently regarded as the first essential of a veterinary practitioner." (Frederick Smith, The Early History of Veterinary Literature.) The book, first published in 1738, went into a dozen English printings, and at least three in the United States, all of them scarce. Smith, pp. 29-39; OCLC 15277506 (4 copies, NYU, PSU, Univ. of Mo., Columbia, Newcastle Univ, Robinson Library)

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        Recueil d'ouvrages curieux de mathématique et de mécanique, ou description du cabinet de Mr. Grollier de Serviere. Seconde édition revue, corrigée et augmentée de nouvelles machines. 

      Paris, Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1751, - in-4, pp. (24), 152, (8), leg. del tempo p. pelle marmorizz., dorso a nervi con tit. e fregi oro, tagli rossi (difetti alla cuffia super. e ad uno spigolo). Con 93 belle tav. inc. in rame f.t. (num. I-LXXXVIII, ma le tav. 39, 48 e 76 non sono apparse in origine, come avverte apposita nota rispettivamente a pag. 58, 70 e 113; invece le tav. 31, 52, 56 e 72 sono doppie e la n. 84 ? quadrupla) raffiguranti per lo pi? macchine da guerra, sia d'attacco che difesa, idrauliche, per costruire ponti, mulini ad acqua, a vento ed a braccia, ed una serie di orologi di forma varia e curiosa (v. pp. 13-33 e tav. XIII-XXI). Seconda edizione (la prima era apparsa nel 1719, con sole 85 tavole) di opera famosa concernente la scienza e la tecnica, soprattutto le macchine curiose, importante e rara; in essa l'autore (1677-1745, discendente della famiglia del celebre bibliofilo e legatore Jean Grolier) descrive quegli straordinari macchinari che il nonno aveva raccolto nel proprio gabinetto a Lyon. Dedica al Duca d'Orl?ans, preceduta da elegante testatina con stemma ed iniz. inc. Ottimo esempl. Olschki, Choix, I, 1605 e Berlin Kat. n.1784 (per la I ediz.). Wheeler Gift 369. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de dissertations anciennes et nouvelles . .

      Avignon & Paris: Jean-Noel Leloup, 1751. With half-title, woodcut initials, and decorative head- and tail-pieces in each volume. Full calf, gilt spine with raised bands, joints somewhat fragile, spotting and soiling to exteriors; text is toned but clean. First edition. In a long preface, the French historian Dufresnoy presents a fascinating treatise on apparitions, dreams and visions. Intended to supplement his Traité historique et dogmatique sur les apparitions, les visions et les révélations particulières, published only a few months earlier, he deals principally with the historical dimension which he had neglected in the preceding work, expounding the need to apply the rules of historical evidence to reportedly supernatural phenomena. He details the nature and causes of such visions, creating eight separate classes, and instructing the reader how to determine if an apparition is true or false. The remainder of the book contains various treatises by other authors (as well as Dufresnoy's comments thereon) regarding spirits, demons, magic, and other interesting (read troubling) phenomenon. Stories are retold of visitations at various locations, possessions, citings of demons and the devil, and tales of magical spells. A bibliography and index references over four hundred authors and over six hundred publications. DuFresnoy (1674-1755) was the first bibliographer of alchemy. "His passion was to write, think, act, and live, with a kind of cynical freedom; and though badly lodged, clothed, and fed, he was still satisfied; liberty to say and write what he pleased; which liberty, however, he carried to so great an extreme, and so strangely abused, that he was sent to the bastille ten or twelve times" (Chalmers).

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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.>

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        The history of our national debts and taxes, from the year MDCLXXXVIII, to the present year MDCCLI.

      Four vols. in one, 8vo, (4) + 87 and (4) + 164 and (4) + 144 and (4) + 185 + (1)pp, 8 folding tables, complete with the half-title and title to each part, each part with its own pagination and register, contemporary calf gilt, rebacked. A very good copy indeed.Publisher: London: M Cooper,Year: [1751]-1753Edition: First edition. Higgs 98. Kress 5117. Goldsmiths 8631.

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        Unterricht Vor Heb-Ammen. (Ab Band 2): Von Kranckheiten der Weiber.

      Gotha, verlegts Christian Medius, (1746)-1751. - 7 Bände (von 8). 8°. Mit 6 gestochenen Tafeln in Band 1. Pappbände der Zeit mit späteren, handschriftlichen Rückenschildern. Blake 435. - Hirsch V, 553 (ohne dieses Werk). - Bekannt war der 1681 geborene Stadtphysikus und Apotheker in Eisenach unter seinem latinisierten Namen "Pelargus". 1735 lehnte er eine Ernennung vom russischen Hofe ab. Sehr geschätzt durch seine im Stil von Georg Ernst Stahl verfassten Kompilationen. Band 1: Unterricht für Heb-Ammen. - Band 2: Kranckheiten welche den Jungfern-Stand betreffen. - Band 3: Kranckheiten welche die Schwangern betreffen. - Band 4: Kranckheiten welche Molas oder Mutter-Gewächse und falsche Früchte betreffen. - Band 5: Kranckheiten welche ordentliche und schwere Geburten betreffen. - Band 6: Kranckheiten so die Wöchnerinnen und Kindbettnerinnen betreffen. - Band 7: Kranckheiten so die stillenden Weiber und Säug-Ammen betreffen. - 1753, 2 Jahre nach dem Tode erschien aus dem Nachlass noch ein 8. Band. - Einbände etwas bestossen und beschabt. Papier, zeitbedingt, gleichmässig leicht gebräunt. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek W. Pfeilsticker. - Selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals.

      London: for A. Millar, 1751 - Duodecimo (162 x 96 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked, double gilt rule border to covers, spine ruled gilt in compartments, red morocco label, sprinkled edges, new endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed. Contents and errata leaves trimmed slightly shorter, errata corrected in a contemporary hand; a very good copy. Contemporary bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey of Wrest Park. With half-title, errata and final advert leaf, leaf L3 in cancelled state. First Edition, second issue with the additional paragraph at the end of Appendix II, of Hume's seminal essay, a reworking of part III of his Treatise of Human Nature. "No work, it seems, gave Hume himself more pleasure: 'in my own opinion (who ought not to judge on that subject), [it] is of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary, incomparably the best' ('My own life', in Essays, xxxvi). Instead of abridging the Treatise, he redesigned his treatment of morals to concentrate on the virtues of benevolence and justice, and on the argument that the standard of moral judgement is to be found in the principles of utility and agreeableness" (ODNB). Jessop, p. 22; Todd, pp. 193–4 (b). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Faerie Queene with an Exact Collation of the Two Original Editions Published by Himself at London in Quarto. To which is added a New Life of the author [by Dr Thomas Birch], and also a Glossary

      Complete in 3 vols. First William Kent Edition. 4to. pp. [4], [i-iii] iv-lxiii, [1], [i]-xxxvii,[3], 453; pp. [2], 450; pp.[2], 440. 32 double page plates each tab mounted. Original early 18th century calf with acorn & foliate rule around edge of boards. Later rebacked with raised bands & compartments with gilt vignette within & red & green morocco spine labels. Very good boards with wear to leading edges. Internally complete with all plates collated. Occasional fox spot or handling mark but generally quite crisp leaves. A very attractive set of Spencer's Epic poem graciously illustrated by William Kent.

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        De Oratore Ad Q. Fratrem Libri III. Cum interpretatione ac notis Jacobi Proust e Societate Jesu.

      Ex Typographia Seminarii Apud Joannem Manfrè - Patavii, PADOVA 1751 - LATINO Volume della metà del XVIII secolo in 8°, buono stato, coperta rigida in pergamena, fioritura sparsa, macchie, bordo e punte poco consunti, tagli, di colore rosso, con macchie, pagine ben conservate. Bella antiporta con ritratto di Cicerone, incisione in nero, con strappo su margine interno. Elegante marca tipografica su frontespizio. Bei capilettera e finalino, in nero. Presenta richiami e segnatura dei fascicoli. Nuova edizione di Padova in alcuni punti corretta e aumentata

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        Beskrivelse over Eylandet St. Croix i America i Vest-Indien.

      1751 1751 - Kbhvn.: Lillies Enke 1758. 72 s. Ubeskåret eksemplar med bred, let bruneret, margin indbundet i samtidligt, let slidt og skjoldet papirbind. Velholdt indvendig. * Ældste trykte beskrivelse af Sct. Croix under dansk herredømme, beskrevet af Reimerts Haagensen, byggende på hans egne oplevelser på øen, hvor han var bogholder og plantageejer. Ehrencron-Müller III, 338. The first known printed account of the island of St. Croix under Danish rule. Haagensen went to St. Croix 1739, where he became bookkeeper and planter. He died in Copenhagen 1771. Very rare. Sabin 29406. Reid 98. J.C.B. 1182. Bibl. Danica III, 647.

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        Vente à l'amiable. Catalogue d'une Collection de Tableaux des plus Grands Maistres appartenant au sieur Araignon, ancien Valet-de-Chambre de la Reine…

      20 pp. Small 8vo, attractive modern paste-paper wrappers. Paris: Prault pere, 1751. A major sale: "cette Collection est composée de Tableaux du Titien, Paul Veronese, Guide, Barochio, Carlociniani, Alexandre Veronese, Tintoret, Fetty, Carrache, Raphaël, Poussin, Claude le Lorrain, & autres." 53 lots. Lord Chesterfield tried to buy the Titians in the sale, having asked his son to view and bid. One of Araignon's pictures, the Erminia Finding the Wounded Tancred by Guercino (lot 85), was acquired by the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh in 1996. Araignon (d. 1756), valet de chambre to the queen and connoisseur, assisted in the acquisition of pictures for the royal collections at the sale of the Prince de Carignan. Fine copy and rare.

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        Unterricht Vor Heb-Ammen. (Ab Band 2): Von Kranckheiten der Weiber.

      Gotha, verlegts Christian Medius, (1746)-1751. - 7 Bände (von 8). 8°. Mit 6 gestochenen Tafeln in Band 1. Pappbände der Zeit mit späteren, handschriftlichen Rückenschildern. Blake 435. - Hirsch V, 553 (ohne dieses Werk). - Bekannt war der 1681 geborene Stadtphysikus und Apotheker in Eisenach unter seinem latinisierten Namen "Pelargus". 1735 lehnte er eine Ernennung vom russischen Hofe ab. Sehr geschätzt durch seine im Stil von Georg Ernst Stahl verfassten Kompilationen. Band 1: Unterricht für Heb-Ammen. - Band 2: Kranckheiten welche den Jungfern-Stand betreffen. - Band 3: Kranckheiten welche die Schwangern betreffen. - Band 4: Kranckheiten welche Molas oder Mutter-Gewächse und falsche Früchte betreffen. - Band 5: Kranckheiten welche ordentliche und schwere Geburten betreffen. - Band 6: Kranckheiten so die Wöchnerinnen und Kindbettnerinnen betreffen. - Band 7: Kranckheiten so die stillenden Weiber und Säug-Ammen betreffen. - 1753, 2 Jahre nach dem Tode erschien aus dem Nachlass noch ein 8. Band. - Einbände etwas bestossen und beschabt. Papier, zeitbedingt, gleichmässig leicht gebräunt. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek W. Pfeilsticker. - Selten.

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        Alfred: a Masque. Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, by His Majesty's Servants

      Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Catherine-Street, in the Strand, London 1751 - Second edition, revised, after the first edition of 1740; and the second printing of "Rule Britannia", also revised, with new stanzas added by Lord Bolingbroke. [8], 72 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. "Rule, Britannia!" Originally written for the stage by Thomson and Mallet, with music provided by Thomas Arne, ALFRED was greatly revised by Mallet in 1751 for stage performance - with several changes made in the principal role for David Garrick. Moreover, the original "Rule Britannia" was transformed by the addition of three stanzas by Lord Bolingbroke. So substantial were the revisions for this performance, in fact, Tinker calls this the first edition. Rothschild 1362; Tinker 1518 Sewn. Some light, early waterstaining throughout the text, but a fresh, untrimmed copy, in a quarter brown morocco clamshell box with the book ticket of Donald & Mary Eccles Second edition, revised, after the first edition of 1740; and the second printing of "Rule Britannia", also revised, with new stanzas added by Lord Bolingbroke. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1752. Giornata prima [seconda e terza] de' passeggi storico-topografico-critici nella città, indi nella diocesi di Milano [.] coll'intreccio di varie dissertazioni.

      per Pietro Francesco Malatesta,, In Milano 1751 - 3 volumi in-8° (cm. 16), legature in m. pelle del XX secolo con titolo in oro e sobrie decorazioni ai dorsi; pp. 175 [5], 232, 281 [7] in ottimo stato, qualche sporadica fioritura e lievissime bruniture; senza l'imprimatur come quasi tutti gli esemplari [cfr. Hoepli 1375]. Prima edizione di questa importante e non comune guida storica e artistica delle chiese e dei monumenti di Milano e diocesi, sovente in aspra polemica con le tesi storiche del Latuada. Cfr. Cicognara 4253, Schlosser Magnino 552 e 572, Fossati Bellani 1865. Esemplare molto buono. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Conclusiones ex quinque Libris Decretalium deductae, et ratione, ac authoritate breviter illustratae, pro candidatis jurium valde utiles, prius in publicis disputationibus propositae, nunc iterato praelo commissae. 5 (in 3) Bänden.

      Stadtamhof, München / Pedeponti & Monachii (Gastl) 1751 - 3 Bll., 262, 318; 240, 288; 256, 468 S. 22 Bll. Index. Mit vielen Zierstücken in Holzschnitt. Halbleder d.Zt. mit 2 Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung, Rotschnitt (Vorsätze mit alten Bibliotheksvermerken; Titelblätter knapp beschnitten mit etwas Buchstabenverlust). - Dekoratives, überwiegend sauberes Exemplar * Komplette erste Ausgabe aller fünf Teile. In lateinischer Sprache. Der Verfasser war Ordinarius an der Universität von Dillingen [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cronaca Veneta Sacra e Profana, o sia un Compendio di Tutte le Cose Più Illustri ed Antiche della Citta di Venezia. Rinnovata in Questa Ultima Edizione, e in Ogni Sua Parte di Gran Lunga con Nuove Aggiunte Accresciuta e Rimodernata, Tomo Primo e Secondo.

      Presso Francesco Pitteri, Con Licenza de' Superiori, e Privilegio., Venezia 1751 - Rebound with new endpapers. Minor ink notes on flyleaves, modern owner bookplate on front endpaper of each volume. [12], 310; 406 pp. 12mo. Cloth spines, gilt titles, paper over boards. Italian text. An 18th century guide to Venice by Pietro Antonio Pacifico, with engraved illustrations, including several fold-outs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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