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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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        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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        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.

      [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. Rebound with new endpapers. Minor ink notes on flyleaves, modern owner bookplate on front endpaper of each volume. Venezia: Presso Francesco Pitteri, Con Licenza de' Superiori, e Privilegio., 1751. Revised Edition. Very Good/No Jacket.

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

      London: Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Catherine-Street, in the Strand, 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. 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. [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

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        Elémens de chymie-pratique contenant la description des opérations fondamentales de la chymie, avec des explications & des remarques sur chaque opération.

      P., J.T. Hérissant, 1751, 2 vol. in 12, de XVI-4ff. 517pp. & 8ff. 574pp. jolie vignette au titre, pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, coiffes sup. et deux coins lég. usés. Edition originale du second ouvrage de Macquer, complément de la "chymie-théorique" parue l' année d'avant. Il est intéresant pour les différentes techniques et manipulations de laboratoire explicitées. Rappelons que Macquer découvrit les propriétés chimiques de l'arsenic, de l'alumine, de la magnésie, du sulfate de chaux et du sel d'Epsom. Il étudia l'oxydation de l'étain, de l'argent et sa combinaison avec le soufre, les réactions du plomb sur le sel de fer, la solubilité des sels dans l'alcool...etc. ¶ Ferguson II.60 - Duveen p.376 - Guaïta n°1570 - Caillet 6935.

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        Commentario litterario, istorico, e morale sopra la regola di S. Benedetto Con alcune osservazioni sopra gli Ordini Religiosi, che seguitano la stessa Regola. Del Padre D. Agostino Calmet, Abate di Senona

      Per Michele Bellotti all'Insegna del Petrarca - A spese della Libreria de Monaci di Santa Fiora - Arezzo, AREZZO 1751 - ITALIANO Volume della metà del '700 in 4°, coperta semifloscia in pergamena, dorso con elegante cornice decorata e caratteri dorati in bassorilievo, diversi segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli, puntinati in blu, poco bruniti, pagine con macchie d'umidità sui margini di testa e di piede, appunti scritti in bella grafia sul margine di una pagina. Presenza di segnatura di fascicoli e di richiami. Scritte cancellate su risguardia. Bella marca tipografica su frontespizio. Eleganti testatine, capilettera e finalini in nero. Solo I tomo.

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        Skånska Resa, På Höga

      Stockholm: Lars Salvius 1751. Med kobberstukket kort over Skåne og 6 foldede kobberplancher samt træskårne illustrationer i teksten. Titelblad trykt i rødt og sort. [10] + XIV + 434 + [34] s. Enkelte blade let skjoldet ellers velholdt eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med farvet titelfelt og guldstreger på ryggen. Bindet med lette brugsspor. Eksemplaret har tilhørt Thore Virgin. Originaludgaven. "Linnés landskapsresor från 1700-talet är jämte de båda ungdomsresorna de i dag mest lästa och älskade av hans skrifter. Med oöverträffad klarhet och en fysisk påtaglighet, som är Linnés hemlighet, ger de en av fakta bräddfylld rundmåling av frihetstidens syd- och mellansvenska landsbygd. ... allt var viktigt: hushållning och manufakturer, naturalster, antikviteter, folkmedicin, allmogens seder och bruk. När det gäller etnologin - husbyggnad och klädedräkt, frieri, bröllop, och majstänger, gärdsgårdar och huskurer - är de tre reseböckerna verkliga skattkammare." Lindroth III, 191-92. Beskriver bl.a. Malmö, Ängelholm, Christianstad og Kullen. Soulsby 210. Hulth 81.

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        Histoire generale d'Espagne, traduite de l'Espagnol . Enrichie de Notes historiques . par M. D'Hermilly. 10 Bde. Amsterdam, Chatelain, 1751. Mit 1 gestoch. Frontispiz, 12 gestoch. Kopfvignetten, 12 gestoch. Initialen sowie >. 4°. Hldr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit 2 goldgepr. RSch. (etw. bestoßen, teils stärker beschabt, 3 Kap. angeplatzt).

      1751 - Umfangreiche Abhandlung zur spanischen Geschichte bis zum 16. Jahrhundert. Der Verfasser Juan de Ferreras (1652-1735) war Priester in Madrid und königlicher Bibliothekar.- Die Karten zeigen das alte Spanien, das Römische Reich, das Reich der Goten, das Königreich Neapel, Sardinien, Korsika, die spanische Monarchie u.a.- 5 Bände auf den ersten und letzten Blättern leicht feuchtrandig im weißen Außenrand, 3 weitere Bände fast durchgehend etwas feuchtrandig im weißen Fußsteg.- Alle Kupferstichkarten sauber und auf kräftigem Papier.- Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        An Enquiry Into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers, &c

      1751. Fielding on Crime and the Evils of Gin Fielding, Henry [1707-1754]. An Enquiry Into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers, &c. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In Which the Present Reigning Vices are Impartially Exposed; And the Laws that Relate to the Provision for the Poor, And to the Punishment of Felons are Largely and Freely Examined. By Henry Fielding, Esq; Barrister at Law, and One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, And for the City and Liberty of Westminster. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1751. xxxii, 203, [1] pp. With a half-title. 12mo (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt-tooled raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Some toning to text, light foxing in a few places, light marks in pencil to margins in a few places. A handsome copy. * Second edition, published the same year as the first. This tract by the great writer draws attention to the social evils of the time, gin consumption among the poor especially. An influential piece, it inspired a bill to restrict gin production and Hogarth's famous engraving, "Gin Lane." The advertisement on the last page, possibly written by Sir John Fielding, is headed "To the Public." It advertises a domestic employment agency that offers servants free of "the rude Behaviour and Insolence of Servants of all Kinds" that has "become a general complaint." As mentioned above, two editions were published in 1751 by Millar. There is also an imprint of the first edition published in Dublin in 1751 by M. Faulkner. English Short-Title Catalogue T89871.

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        Alveare historicum ex variis flosculis collectum sive CL. historiae ex variis authoribus amoeno stylo, et selecta phrasi elaboratae. Adiecto in fine duplici indice, tum historiarum, tum rerum praecipuarum. AUTHORE P. BASILIO BALTHASAR:

      S. Galli, Typis prinzipalis monasterii, 1751, Kl.-8°, Halbleder [8] Bl., 454 S., [20] Bl. Halbpergament der Zeit mit dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Einband berieben, Ecke bestoßen, innen sauber, insgesamt gutes u. seltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Geschichte

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        Deliciae Naturae Selectae, oder auserlesenes Naturalien-Cabinet, welches aus den drey Reichen der Natur zeiget, was von curiösen Liebhabern aufbehalten und gesammlet zu werden verdienet ... Delices Physiques Choisies, ou choix de tout ce que les trois règnes de la nature renferment de plus digne des recherches d'un amateur curieux, pour en former un Cabinet Choisi de Curiositez Naturelles.

      Nürnberg, Knorr (Erben), (1751-)1766-1767. 2 volumes (bound in one). Imperial-folio (355 x 505mm). pp. (26), viii, 132; pp. (4), xx, 144, with one charmingly handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 91 large beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, gilt lines on covers, spine with 6 raised bands, gilt lettering and ornaments (spine has been skilfully rebacked at a later date). First edition and large paper copy of one of the most sumptuously illustrated German natural history books. Georg Wolfgang Knorr (1705-1761) was a Nuremberg engraver, art dealer, and scientist. He published some of the most beautiful natural history works to appear in the south of Germany. In the 18th century Nuremberg became the center for producing superbly illustrated natural history books. This was principally due to the stimulus of Dr. Trew, a wealthy Nuremberg physician who assembled a number of young artists and scientists around him, such as Ehret, the most gifted botanical artist of second half of the 18th century. Dr. Trew owned a large collection of natural history specimens, and his 'Wunderkammer' was admired by numerous foreign visitors. Most of the natural history specimens depicted in the present book derive from his collection as is mentionned at the bottom of each plate. The splendidly engraved and handcoloured plates depict mineralogical and zoological matter as follows: corals 15 plates; shells 7; butterflies 6; urchins 4; minerals 6; crustacea & spiders 7; starfishes 4; fishes 9; birds 7, quadrupeds 14; reptiles & amphibians 12. The animals and minerals are very well arranged on each plate and often cover the plate fully. "Das gilt vor allem für Knorrs prächtigstes Werk, die 'Deliciae naturae selectae', in dem er versuchte, die schönsten und seltensten Exemplare aus den drei Reichen der Natur abzubilden… Die meisterhaften Kolorierungen der Kupferstiche in Knorrs Publikationen sind besonderes bestechend… Die Nürnberger Illuministen und Illumistinnen, die auch international einen sehr guten Ruf hatten, sparten nicht mit guten Farben" (H. Ludwig, Nürnberger naturgeschichtliche Malerei im 17. Und 18. Jahrhundert pp.172-3). The text is in German and French.//Provenance: Armorial bookplate with crown and monogram EK and 'Loyal en tout'.//Nissen ZBI, 2227.

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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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        Brixia Veronae Mater Amata Meae

      Brescia 1751 - Splendida larga veduta panoramica della città di Brescia, presa da est, disegnata da Francesco Battaglioli e incisa da Francesco Zucchi per l'opera di Antonio Sambuca "Memorie istoriche artistiche intorno all'antico Stato de' Cenomani ed ai loro confini", pubblicata a Brescia, presso Rizzardi, nel 1751. Firmata nel margine inferiore, in basso a sinistra: F.CO BATTAGLIOLI DIS. e in basso a destra F.CO ZUCCHI SCOLPÌ. Il titolo, contenuto entro un cartiglio retto da angeli, è una citazione dichiarata da Catullo, Carme LXVI. Nel margine inferiore, ampia dedica di Antonio Sambuca al Cardinale Angelo Maria Querini, datata "Brescia primo Febbrajo MDCCLI". Al centro del margine inferiore, grande stemma cardinalizio di Querini. Ai due lati della dedica, due rubriche di 13 rimandi ciascuna sormontate da due vignette. Acquaforte, lieve e uniforme brunitura, al verso tracce di colla e alcuni strappi restaurati. T. Sinistrri, Brescia nelle Stampe, p. 70; Il voltostorico di Brescia, pp. 110-113 Dimensioni 1284 486mm

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        Das englische Gartenbuch, Oder Philipp Millers (Gärtners der preiswürdigen Apothekergesellschaft in dem Kräutergarten zu Chelsea, und Mitgliedes der Königl. Englischen Societät der Wissenschaften), Gärtner-Lexicon, in sich haltend die Art und Weise, wie sowohl der Küchen- Frucht- Blumen- und Kräutergarten, als auch Lustwälder, Glashäuser und Winterungen, nebst dem Weingarten, nach den Regeln der erfahrensten Gärtner jetziger Zeit, zu bauen und zu verbessern seyn: dazu kommet noch die Historie der Pflanzen, der Character und englische Name jedes Geschlechtes, die deutschen und lateinischen Namen aller besondern Sorten, wie auch eine Erklärung der in der Botanick und Gartenkunst gebräuchlichen Kunstwörter, nebst einer den Lehren der besten Na

      Nürnberg, Georg Lochner, 1750-1751. - Nach der fünften, verm. u. verb. Ausgabe, aus dem Englischen, Band 1 und 2. 37 cm. Band 1. Original Halbleder (Hardcover), Band 2 Original Leder (Hardcover). Beide auf 5 echten Bünden mit ggpr. Rückenschild. Gut. Beide Einbände bestoßen und beschabt, Bd. 2 m. Fehlteilen an den Kapitalen und Einrissen an den Gelenken oben, diese fachmännisch mit Japanpapier hinterlegt. Band 1 innen sehr sauber und frisch. Seiten Band 2 teils mit Wasserflecken am Rand und im Satzspiegel etwas gedunkelt. Das letzte Blatt des Registers nur rudimentär vorhanden. BAND 1, 1. Theil: 1 Bl., 1 gest. Frontispiz [Idealer Barockgarten] von A. Nunzer, 1 Titelbl., 1 Bl. Priivileg, 2 Bl. Widmung, 4 Bl. Vorrede d. Übers., 548 [recte 528] zweisp. S. [AB bis LV] m. 4 Abb. im Text sowie 5 (dav. 3 gefalt.) Kupfern u. je einer Kapitel- u. Schlussvignette. BAND 2, 2. Theil (1751): 2 Blatt, mit Titelvignette, 620 zweisp. Seiten [MA bis Zusätze] mit 2 Kupfertafeln ("die ordentliche und die grosse Presse"), 4 gestochenen botanischen Tafeln (Tafeln stärker gebräunt), einer gestochenen Textabb. sowie einigen Kartuschen, 11 Bll. Register (engl., lat., deutsch). Im Band zwei Besitzervermerk von alter Hand: "K. Meyer, Berggarten Hannover Herrenhausen". Dochnahl 105; Haller II,220 (Magnum Opus); Stafleu-Cowen 6048; Pritzel 6237; Güntz II,12; Ensslin/Engelmann 212. 1758 erschien noch ein hier nicht angebotener 3. Ergänzungsband. Das "Gärtnerlexicon" kann als eines der wichtigsten Gartenbücher überhaupt bezeichnet werden. Es half vielen, ja noch im französischen Gartenstil ausgebildeten, Gärtnern die vielfältigen Anforderungen der Auftraggeber nach Einrichtung eines nach der neuesten englischen Mode gestalteten "Landschaftsgartens" zu erfüllen. Seine Verwendung ist bei zahlreichen Gartenanlagen nachweisbar, so z.B. in den Schloßgärten von Herrenhausen und Karlsruhe. Linné selber meinte, dass es eigentlich den Titel eines botanische Lexikons verdiente. "Es ist das einzige größere systematische Werk, dass auch nach Linné seine Geltung behauptete. Es ergänzte Linnés kurze Diagnosen in praktisch brauchbarer Weise". (Jessen 1864). "This celebrated dictionary by a writer known for his knowledge of botany, and for his skill in gardening, proved a success from the start. Many editions appeared in (England) and versions were published in Holland, France, and Germany." (Henney II,215). [Lexikon Gärtnerlexikon] Bitte beachten Sie, dass die angegebenen Versandkosten nur für Sendungen bis zu einem Gesamtgewicht von 1 Kg gelten. Bei schwereren Sendungen betragen die Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschands € 5,00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Mrs. Catharine Cockburn, theological, moral, dramatic, and poetical.

      London: J. and P. Knapton,, 1751. Several of them now first printed. Revised and published, with an Account of the Life of the Author, By Thomas Birch. 2 volumes, octavo (206 x 118 mm). Contemporary brown full calf, red and green morocco labels to spine, compartments gilt ruled, supralibros to front and rear boards, plain cream endpapers, top edge brown. Frontispiece to Volume 1. Library labels to front pastedowns, advertisement slip for the 1754 edition tipped-in to front pastedown of Volume 1, some light marginalia throughout. The pagination of sheet N, Volume 2, is mistakenly duplicated from sheet M. Wear and rubbing to extremities, creases and splitting to spine joints, spill-burns to front board of Volume 1 and rear board of Volume 2, endpapers browned from the turn-ins, front free endpaper of Volume 1 partially loose, some creasing to tips, a little foxing throughout, heavier creasing to p. 575 of Volume 2, a very good set. First edition. This, Cockburn's complete works, most notably includes the first appearance in print of her third defence of Locke, "A Vindication of Mr Locke's Christian Principles, from the injurious Imputations of Dr. Holdsworth", which was composed in 1726 but failed to find a publisher at the time. Published posthumously and by subscription, this edition also contains all her important philosophical writing, including her first and second Lockean defences of 1702 and 1726; the first biography of Cockburn, written by Thomas Birch, her editor; and the lesser known works such as her letters, poetry, and her early play, Fatal Friendship (1698). The supralibros are that of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, an association of Scottish lawyers and one of the oldest professional bodies in the world. Their private library, part of the Parliament house complex in Edinburgh, opened in 1822; King George IV described it as "the finest drawing room in Europe". This is a rare edition, commercially scarce.

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        An Enquiry Into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers, &c.

      1751 - Fielding on Crime and the Evils of Gin Fielding, Henry [1707-1754]. An Enquiry Into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers, &c. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In Which the Present Reigning Vices are Impartially Exposed; And the Laws that Relate to the Provision for the Poor, And to the Punishment of Felons are Largely and Freely Examined. By Henry Fielding, Esq; Barrister at Law, and One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, And for the City and Liberty of Westminster. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1751. xxxii, 203, [1] pp. With a half-title. 12mo (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt-tooled raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Some toning to text, light foxing in a few places, light marks in pencil to margins in a few places. A handsome copy. * Second edition, published teh same year as the first. This tract by the great writer draws attention to the social evils of the time, gin consumption among the poor especially. An influential piece, it inspired a bill to restrict gin production and Hogarth's famous engraving, "Gin Lane." The advertisement on the last page, possibly written by Sir John Fielding, is headed "To the Public." It advertises a domestic employment agency that offers servants free of "the rude Behaviour and Insolence of Servants of all Kinds" that has "become a general complaint." Two issues were published in 1751, another by Millar (as an octavo) and a Dublin imprint by M. Faulkner. English Short-Title Catalogue T89871. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erste Gründe der bürgerlichen Baukunst in einem Zusammenhange entworfen. Mit XXXV Kupfern. 4. veränd. u. verm. Aufl.

      4. Titelbl., 4 nn. Bll. (Vorrede), 332 S., 11 nn. Bll. (Index, Verbesserungen), 19 gef. Taf. mit 35 Kpfr. Halblederband d. Zeit, mit e. goldgeprägten Rückenschild u. goldgeprägten Rückenzierlinien, Einbanddeckel marmoriert, Rücken etw. berieben, Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen, Seiten nur wenig vergilbt u. schwach stockfleckig. Mit je e. Namensz. v. alter Hand am Titelblatt u. am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt. Breitrandiger Druck. Poggend. 2,1046. Vgl. GV 142,198. ADB 37,105. Hamberger/M. 3,667f. Cat. of the Avery Memorial Architectural Libr. of Columbia Univ. 17,771 (2. Aufl.) - Schönes Architekturlehrbuch (Erstaufl. 1751) d. Jenaer Professors f. Physik u. Mathematik, S. (1722-1801), d. in einigen Auflagen erschienen ist. Vorliegende 4. Aufl. stellt die umfangreichste u. vollständigste dar.

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        Miscellaneae Observationes criticae in auctores veteres et recentiores. Ab Eruditis Britannis inchoatae, & nunc a Doctis Viris, in Belgio & aliis regionibus, continuatae. Band 11-14: Miscellaneae Observationes criticae novae in Auctores veteres et recentiores in Belgio collectae et proditae in annum MDCCXL. 12 Teile in 14 Bänden.

      Amstelaedami / Amsterdam, Jansson-Waesberg, 1732-1739 und 1740-1751 - 14 Bände, 14 vols. ( complete). Oktav. Pergament Bände der Zeit. Teils wasserrandig, angestaubt. Bei zwei Bänden wölbt sich das Pergament aufgrund eines Wasserschadens. (kann aber restauriert werden) Eine editorisches Grossprojekt, mit Index, Rezensionen etc. Barbier IV, 1315; Ebert 14972.

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        The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy; which far exceeds anything of the kind ever yet published. Containing, I. Of Roasting, Boiling, &c. II. Of Made-Dishes. III. Read this Chapter, and you will find how Expensive a French Cook's Sauce is. IV. To make a Number of pretty little Dishes fit for a Supper or Side-Dish, and little Corner-Dishes for a great Table; and the rest you have in the Chapter for Lent. V. To dress Fish. VI. Of Soops and Broths. Vii. Of Puddings. Viii. Of Pies. IX. For a Lent Dinner, a Number of good Dishes, which you may make use of for a Table at any other Time. X. Directions for the Sick. XI. For Captains of Ships. XII. Of Hogs Puddings, Sausages, &c. XIII. To pot and make Hams, &c. XIV. Of Pickling. XV. Of making Cakes, &c. XVI. Of Cheesecakes, Creams, Jellies, Whip Syllabubs, &c. XVII. Of Made Wines, Brewing, French Bread, Muffins...By a lady. London, printed for the author, and sold at the Bluecoat-Boy, near the Royal-Exchange; at Mrs Ashburn's China-Shop, the Corner of Fleet-Ditch; at the Leg and Dial, in Fleet-Street; at the Prince of Wales's Arms, in Tavistock-Street, Covent-Garden; by W. Innys, in Pater-Noster Row; J. Hodges, on London-Bridge: T. Trye, near Gray's-Inn-Gate, Holborn; J. Brotherton, in Cornhill; and by the Booksellers in Town and Country. MDCCLI [1751].

      Fourth edition. 8vo. pp. [2], iv, [20], 334. Engraved advertisement frontispiece for 'Hannah Glasse Habit Maker' with Royal Arms at head. Signed by the author at head of p.1. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt, spine in compartments and with red morocco label. Rebacked, preserving original backstrip. Scarce edition. ESTC lists 8 copies. Provenance: Caroline Jane Sheppard; Jane Allen (later ink signatures) Bitting 186-190 (note); Cagle 698; Maclean pp. 59-61; Vicaire 413-414 (note); cf. Simon, BG, 761-773 (various editions)

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        Kleinigkeiten von G. E. Leßing. Neue Auflage.

      8. (16 x 10 cm). Titel mit Titelkupfer (G. A. Fridrich), 100 S., 2 nn. Bll. (Inhalt), zahlr. Holzschnittvignetten. Pappband d. Zt. mit jeweils drei flieg. Vor- u. Nachsatzbll., auf dem ersten eine hs. Widmung u. der dez. Stempel eines Sammlers. Auf Bütten gedruckt, nahezu fleckenfrei. Einbandbezug fleckig u. mit kleinen Einrissen am Rücken. Zweite Auflage von Lessings spielerisch heiteren Gedichten zu Liebe und Wein. Die erste Auflage mit 65 Gedichten und Liedern erschien 1751 ab der vorliegenden zweiten Auflage um 21 Stücke vermehrt, ist sie als erste vollständige Ausgabe zu bezeichnen. Höchst selten.- Vgl. Goedeke IV,1,361,36 b vgl. Seifert 175.

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        The Works of Mrs. Catharine Cockburn, theological, moral, dramatic, and poetical. Several of them now first printed. Revised and published, with an Account of the Life of the Author, By Thomas Birch.

      London: J. and P. Knapton, 1751 - 2 volumes, octavo (206 x 118 mm). Contemporary brown full calf, red and green morocco labels to spine, compartments gilt ruled, supralibros to front and rear boards, plain cream endpapers, top edge brown. Library labels to front pastedowns, advertisement slip for the 1754 edition tipped-in to front pastedown of Volume 1, some light marginalia throughout. The pagination of sheet N, Volume 2, is mistakenly duplicated from sheet M. Wear and rubbing to extremities, creases and splitting to spine joints, spill-burns to front board of Volume 1 and rear board of Volume 2, endpapers browned from the turn-ins, front free endpaper of Volume 1 partially loose, some creasing to tips, a little foxing throughout, heavier creasing to p. 575 of Volume 2, a very good set. Frontispiece to Volume 1. First edition. This, Cockburn's complete works, most notably includes the first appearance in print of her third defence of Locke, "A Vindication of Mr Locke's Christian Principles, from the injurious Imputations of Dr. Holdsworth", which was composed in 1726 but failed to find a publisher at the time. Published posthumously and by subscription, this edition also contains all her important philosophical writing, including her first and second Lockean defences of 1702 and 1726; the first biography of Cockburn, written by Thomas Birch, her editor; and the lesser known works such as her letters, poetry, and her early play, Fatal Friendship (1698). The supralibros are that of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, an association of Scottish lawyers and one of the oldest professional bodies in the world. Their private library, part of the Parliament house complex in Edinburgh, opened in 1822; King George IV described it as "the finest drawing room in Europe". This is a rare edition, commercially scarce. Yolton C1751-1. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Enquiry Into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers, &c...

      1751. London, 1751. 1st ed. 12mo. Fielding on Crime and the Evils of Gin Fielding, Henry [1707-1754]. An Enquiry Into the Causes of the Late Increase of Robbers, &c. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In Which the Present Reigning Vices are Impartially Exposed; And the Laws that Relate to the Provision for the Poor, And to the Punishment of Felons are Largely and Freely Examined. By Henry Fielding, Esq; Barrister at Law, and One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, And for the City and Liberty of Westminster. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1751. xxxii, 203, [1] pp. With a half-title. 12mo (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt-tooled raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Some toning to text, light foxing in a few places, light marks in pencil to margins in a few places. A handsome copy. $500. * First edition. This tract by the great writer draws attention to the social evils of the time, gin consumption among the poor especially. An influential piece, it inspired a bill to restrict gin production and Hogarth's famous engraving, "Gin Lane." The advertisement on the last page, possibly written by Sir John Fielding, is headed "To the Public." It advertises a domestic employment agency that offers servants free of "the rude Behaviour and Insolence of Servants of all Kinds" that has "become a general complaint." Two issues were published in 1751, another by Millar (as an octavo) and a Dublin imprint by M. Faulkner. English Short-Title Catalogue T89871.

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        Histoire de la Jamaïque traduite de l'anglois,par M*** ancien officier de dragons [Raulin].

      Londres, chez Nourse, 1751, 2 vol. in 12, de 2ff. 285pp., 1f. 248pp., ill. de 6 planches gravées dépl. (moulin à sucre, poissons et crocodile, fruits et plantes dont le bananier, le caféier, le piment), pl. veau moucheté époque, dos lisse orné., qq. très rares rousseurs, et un mors inf. lég. fendu sinon bon exemplaire. Traduction généralement considérée comme celle dit livre de Sir Hans Sloane sur la Jamaïque. Ce naturaliste britannique, accompagna l'expédition du duc d'Albermale dans les Antilles en 1687. Il étudia les ressources naturelles de l'île : politique, économie, commerce, histoire naturelle, agriculture (banane, café, piments, poissons...), et ramena 800 espèces de plantes. En fait il s'agirait plutôt de la traduction de "A New and Exact Account of Jamaica" ouvrage publié en 1739 à Edinburgh et rédigé par Charles Leslie (cf. British Libr. et Conlon). ¶ Chadenat 4668 "Rare récit de ce voyage en Jamaïque, dans lequel on trouve des renseignements intéressants sur cette île, notamment en ce qui concerne sa politique et son histoire naturelle." - Sabin 35585 et 82167 - Boucher de La Richarderie VI, 186 "Le voyage de Sloane .. est une mine féconde pour les naturalistes, surtout quant à la partie de la botanique. L'étendue que Sloane a donnée à ses recherches sur les plantes, et l'exactitude des descriptions qu'il en a faites, donnent un grand prix à cet ouvrage" - Leclerc 721

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        The Faerie Queene. With original editions, published by himself at London in Quarto; the former containing the first three books printed in 1590, and the latter the six books in 1596. To which is added, a new life of the author, and also a Glossary

      London: for J. Brindley and S. Wright, 1751. Quarto. In three volumes. Illustrated with thirty-two copper-plates, from the original drawings of the late W. Kent, esq. Vol. I. 20 plates 453pp. [mis-numbered pages 113-116 but text complete). After contents, The Life of Mr. Spenser p. [ii]-cccvii. A Letter of the Author's to Sir Walter Raleigh p. [iii]-viii; Glossary p. li-lxiii; (2)pp. errata. The first book follow the errata. Vol. II. 7 plates. Lacks page 271-272(1 leaf), 450pp. Vol. III. 5 plates 440pp. Bound in contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt decorated, newer leather labels gilt, lower margin of title page with piece torn away not affecting text. Bindings are rough but holding well. While lacking one leaf, this item is priced accordingly. From the library of John Wyndham Bruce, Knight 1809-1868 of Roehampton Priory Surrey Son of the late Rev Horace Lewis Bruce Vicar of Abbotsham Devon, grandfather the Rt. Hon Sir JL Knight Bruce.

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