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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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        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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        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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        Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae. Hrsg.: Imperatorskaja Akademija Nauk.

      Typis Academiae, St. Petersburg 1751 - Tomus XIII. Ad annum MDCCXLI ¿ XLIII. [1] Bl., 474 S., [2] Bl., 1 Titelkupfer, 4 gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Halbleder der Zeit mit vergoldeten Rückenprägungen und Titelschild. Rundum Rotschnitt. Vorsätze in marmoriertem Papier. Ecken und Kanten teilweise bestoßen, Papier gelegentlich gebräunt und fleckig. [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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        THE LETTERS OF PLINY THE YOUNGER with Observations on Each Letter; and an Essay on Pliny's Life Address to Charles Lord Boyle By John Earl of Orrery. Two Volumes

      London: James Bettenham for Paul Vaillant, 1751. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Octavo. TWO VOLUMES. Engraved vignette title pages, dated and engraved vignette title page for The Tenth Book of Pliny's Epistles, illustrated with 20 wonderful copperplate engraved head and tail pieces. Vol. 1 ,450pp., [24]pp. index, [1] pp. explanation of copper engravings. Vol. II. 397pp., [32]pp. index, [1]p. explanation of copper engravings. Bound in contemporary calf, older rebacking with original spines laid down, leather labels gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges speckled red; a few small minor splits to joints, light chipping and wear to spines ends and corners. Internally remarkably clean and bright. Overall a very good set. John Earl of Orrery writes to Charles Lord Boyle: "Pliny was an elegant scholar, an excellent philosopher, and a powerful orator, the patron and example of those arts and sciences , which he cultivated and admired. His abilities were only to be exceeded by his candour, and integrity; so that, among the most celebrated names of antiquity, scarce any character will be found adequate to Pliny."

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        Art de faire éclorre et d'élever en toute saison des oiseaux domestiques de toutes espèces, soit par le moyen de la chaleur du fumier, soit par le moyen de celle du feu ordinaire

      1751. A Paris de l'Imprimerie Royale 1751. 2 volumes In-12 plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs très orné, pièce de titre et de tomaison, tranches rouges. XVIII + 364 + 427 pages. Bien complet des 16 planches dépliantes, 9 pour le tome 1, 7 pour le tome 2. Beaux bandeaux gravés en tête de chapitre. Petit manque à la coiffe du tome I sans aucune gravité. L'ouvrage est divisé en 11 mémoires, avec, en fin de chaque mémoire l'explication détaillé des figures illustrant les planches. 1er mémoire : Des fours, au moyen desquels on fait éclorre les poulets en Egypte & des fours et fourneaux qui se trouvent presque tout faits dans la plupart des pays et qui peuvent être employés avec succès au même usage. 2ème mémoire : Idée générale des moyens de faire éclorre des poulets & des oiseaux domestiques de toutes les autres espèces & en toute saison, dans des couches de fumier. 3eme mémoire : De la construction des fours chauffés par le seul fumier, qui consistent en un simple tonneau. 4ème mémoire : de l'arrangement des oeufs dans les fours, & des attentions au moyen desquelles on réussit à les entretenir dans une chaleur propre à en faire éclorre les poulets. 5ème mémoire : Des effest funestes aux poulets renfermés dans la coquille, produits par des vapeurs imperceptibles ; des remèdes qui les préviennent ; & de la construction d'un four inaccessible aux vapeur du fumier. 6ème mémoire : de la naissance des poulets. Tome second : 1er mémoire : Moyens de suppléer aux mères qui manquent aux poulets éclos dans les fours. 2ème mémoire : Suite de la manière d'élever les poulets. Des différentes nourritures qu'on peut leur donner. 3ème mémoire : Où l'on parcourt les utilités que peuvent procurer les nouvelles manières de faire éclorre & d'élever les oiseaux ; & ou on examine si elles sont sujettes à des inconvéniens, comme on les en a soupconnées. 4ème mémoire : Esquisses des amusemens philosophiques que les oiseaux d'une basse-cour ont à offrir. 5ème mémoire : Sur la manière d'engraisser la volaille. Bel exemplaire.

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

      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1751. Second Edition. Full calf. Good. 12mo. xxxii, 203pp., [1]. Full brown calf binding with raised bands and red leather title label on spine. Right front flyleaf removed otherwise book in very good condition. Half title page is present. Very light edge wear to boards and head of spine. Armorial bookplate of Wm. Constable, Esq. F.R.S. & F.A.S. on front paste down. A newer bookplate of Donald L. Stone on rear paste down. Old small paper label bottom of spine.

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        He Kaine Diatheke. Novum Testamentum Graecum Editionis Receptae Cum Lectionibus Variantibus . Nec Non Commentario Pleniore Opera et Studio Joannis-Jacobi Wetstenii. " vol. Complete

      Amsterdam 1751 - 966+920+27 pages p. With latin and Greec text Bound in 2 contemporary half calf (Folio)with raised bands and titellabels with goldprint. . With golddecoration on spines

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        He Kaine Diatheke. Novum Testamentum Graecum Editionis Receptae Cum Lectionibus Variantibus . Nec Non Commentario Pleniore Opera et Studio Joannis-Jacobi Wetstenii. '' vol. Complete.

      Amsterdam, 1751. 966+920+27 pages pp. With latin and Greec text. Bound in 2 contemporary half calf (Folio)with raised bands and titellabels with goldprint. . With golddecoration on spines. 17041602

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      - COM MA THEORICA, E PRATICA DAS SUAS FUNÇÕES, Exercitadas assim nas Armadas terrestres, e navaes, como nas Praças, e Corte, EM QUE SE COMPREHENDEM A JURISDICÇAM, POLITICA, E CONSCIENCIA do Capitaõ, a Economia da Companhia, as Evoluções, e marchas da Infantaria; as funções, e guardas da Corte, Armadas, Campanhas, e Praças; as Recrutas dos Soldados, e Officiaes; e a Architectura Militar da Infantaria, com a delineaçaõ e pratica de todas as obras de fachina, e terra. Governando a Capitania do Rio de Janeiro, e a das Minas Geraes O ILLUSTRISSIMO, E EXCELLENTISSIMO SENHOR GOMES FREIRE DE ANDRADA, DEDICADO AO LEITOR UNIVERSAL, POR ANDRÈ RIBEIRO COUTINHO, Fidalgo da Casa de Sua Magestade, Coronel de hum dos Regimentos de Infantaria da Praça do Rio de Janeiro. TOMO I [+ TOMO II]. LISBOA, Na Regia Officina SYLVIANA, e da Academia Real. M.DCC.LI [1751]. Obra em 2 volumes. In 8º gr. (24x19 cm) com [58], 402 e [5], 375 pags. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele marmoreada com ferros a ouro nas lombadas (lombada do 1º tomo cansada e com danos nas coifas). Ilustrado com 32 gravuras extratexto, entre os quais 2 planos de batalha da autoria do gravador Debrie, dos quais salientamos o mapa da Batalha de Fontenoy travada em 11 de Maio de 1745 e ganha pela França contra a Inglaterra e os seus aliados Exemplar com uma pequena galeria de traça sobre as primeiras 16 páqginas do 2º volume, recuperável e sem perda significativa de texto. Obra muito rara sobre a organização interna de uma companhia de infantaria em tempo de paz e durante a guerra, com muito aspectos da psicologia e das relações dos oficiais, dentro e fora dos quartéis, e com conselhos práticos sobre os procedimentos do dia-a-dia. Inocêncio I, 68: «André Ribeiro Coutinho, neto do antecedente, e filho de Paschoal Ribeiro Coutinho, de quem se faz também menção n?este Dicionário. Serviu o Estado militarmente, tanto dentro do reino como fóra d?ele, sendo despachado para a India no posto de Sargento mór em 1723, depois em 1735 Tenente Coronel para a Nova Colonia do Sacramento na América; e ultimamente nomeado Coronel de um regimento de infanteria do Rio de Janeiro, onde acabou seus dias em 1751. ? O Capitão de Infanteria portuguez, com a theorica e practica das suas funcções, assim nas Armadas terrestres e navaes, como nas Praças e Corte. Lisboa, na Off. Silviana 1751. 4.° gr. 2 tomos com estampas. Esta obra, tida em estimação no seu género, foi por seu autor composta expressamente para instrução de D. Francisco Xavier Mascarenhas, distinto cabo-de-guerra português que militou na India, e que também nos deixou alguns poucos escritos havidos por clássicos, os quais vão mencionados em seu lugar. Veio a imprimir se póstuma, bem que no mesmo ano em que o autor faleceu. O seu preço regular tem sido de 2:400 réis, posto que às vezes tenham aparecido exemplares vendidos por quantias muito inferiores». Borba de Moraes. Bibliogr. Bras. 1, 226: «This work figures in the catalogue of Classics of the 'Academia', and has a certain interest as regards Brazil. The author, a famous Portuguese soldier, was colonel of an infantry regiment in Rio de Janeiro, and died there in 1751. He was one of the officers belonging to the entourage of Gomes Freire, and dedicated the Capitão de Infantaria to him. There are long letters of Ribeiro Coutinho in praise of Alpoym in the Exame de Bombeiros, and the Exame de Artilheiros. This work is sumptuously printed and illustrated, and is quite rare». Outras referências: Barbosa Machado 1, 172 e Soares, Ernesto. Hist. grav. 1, 632; Sabin não refere. Work on the internal organization of an infantry company in peacetime and during the war, with very aspects of psychology and the relations of the officials, inside and outside the barracks, and practical advice on the procedures of the everyday life at the barracks. Bindings: contemporary full marbled calf gilt at spines (spine of the 1st volume is worn out and damaged at the top of the spine). Illustrated with 32 engravings ho

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        Sieben Bücher über natürliche Geburtshülfe.

      VIII, 469 (1) Seiten. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. *Erste deutschsprachige Ausgabe (erschien zuerst in lateinischer Sprache). - Boer, Johann Lukas (ursprünglich J. L. Boogers), (1751-1835) war ein Pionier der natürlichen Geburt und Begründer der Wiener Schule der Geburtshilfe. Er lehnte die übertriebene Anwendung der Kunsthilfe bei der Geburt ab und verwies auf die Naturkräfte des Körpers. Unter seiner Leitung in der Wiener Geburtshilflichen Klinik lag die Mortalitätsrate beim Kindbettfieber unter einem Prozent. Hirsch nennt ihn "einen der genialsten Geburtshelfer, die es je gab. Die ganze moderne Geburtshilfe, wie wir sie heute kennen, ruht auf B's Lehren" (Hirsch-Hüb. I, 596). - vorsatzblatt mit einer privaten widmung von 1860. Schönes Exemplar in guter Gesamterhaltung.

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        The History of the Long Captivity and Adventures of Thomas Pellow, in South-Barbary.: Giving an account of his being taken by two Sallee Rovers, and carry'd a slave to Mequinez, at eleven years of age; his various adventures in that country for the space of twenty-three years; escape, and return home. In which is introduced a particular account of the manners and customs of the Moors .

      [1751], [Bath] R. Goadby 1751 - A very good copy bound in contemporary calf, later calf spine. Boards a little scuffed.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF PEREGRINE PICKLE. In Which Is Included, Memoirs of a Lady of Quality.

      London: Printed for the Author: And Sold by D. Wilson, at Plato's Head, near Round-Court, in the Strand, 1751. Four volumes in original 18th century bindings. First edition, first issue. Cancel present at L12 in Volume III, and final two pages of the same volume misnumbered 204 and 205 (instead of 304 and 305). Vol. I: x, 288 pages of text. Vol. II: x, 322 pages. Vol. III: vi, [305] pages including erratum. Vol. IV: viii, 315 pages. Volume one and four with one preliminary blank endpaper and two final blank endpapers. Volume two with one preliminary blank and three final blank endsheets. Volume three with one preliminary blank and one final blank endsheet. Minor ink on rear endpaper of first volume, and final few pages with a minor crease to the top corner, spine is slightly cracked, and the front board is detached. Three of four volumes lack the headband with minor chipping there, and some wear to foot of two volumes. Leather spine labels, raised bands. Marbled paper-covered boards. Hinges need strengthening. Endsheets show minor browning on corners, and the title pages have minor browning on the corners. HBS 7724. Rothschild 1910. Block pg. 221. CBEL II, pg. 524.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Recopilación de las leyes, pragmáticas reales, decretos, y acuerdos del Real Proto-medicato / hecha por encargo, y dirección del mismo Real Tribunal

      1751 - "Recopilación de las leyes, pragmáticas reales, decretos, y acuerdos del Real Proto-medicato / hecha por encargo, y dirección del mismo Real Tribunal, por don Miguel Eugenio Muñoz." En Valencia : en la Imprenta de la Viuda de Antonio Bordázar, en la Plaza Arzobispal, M.DCC.LI (1751). En folio, encuadernación de época en pergamino fatigada, 13 h., incluida portada, 440 p. Dedica capítulos a "Boticarios", "Parteras", "Cirujanos", "Origen y Excelencias de la Medicina", "Estudios y Exámenes", "Aranceles" etc., etc. Palau, 185170. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SEÑOR. EL BEATERIO DE MADRES RECOGIDAS, cuyo Titulo es de Santa Maria Egypciaca desta ciudad de Granada, puesto à los Reales Pies de V. Mag. le haze presente

      s.l.n.d. (Granada, 1751). - Petit in-folio. 2ff. En feuilles, tel que paru. Edition Originale. Rarissime lettre adressée au roi d'Espagne Fernand VI par les religieuses dirigeant le couvent de Santa María Egipciaca à Grenade, consacré à la réhabilitation des prostituées. Dans le but d'obtenir la protection du roi et son financement, la missive expose les buts de l'institution et révèle le cruel moyen utilisé par "les Juges Royaux et Ecclésiastiques" pour sauver les âmes des "femmes perverses": l'emprisonnement de longue durée, voire perpétuel, dans ce couvent. "El fin excelso, y laboriosa tarea de educar, instruir, y reducir a el verdadero conocimiento de Dios, y salvacion de las Almas a aquellas Mugeres, que por perversas, y de malas costumbres traen perdidos a muchos hombres en el desbocado, y pestifero vicio de la lascivia, y en otros pecados a que incita este con perdida de Caudales, y Familias, en que para evitarlos los Jueces Reales, y Eclesiasticos, las encierran en dicho Beaterio en pena de su desorden, y temporal, o perpetuamente, segun la gravedad de sus excessos". Fondé en 1594, le couvent de Santa Maria Egipciaca devint un établissement emblématique de l'oppression religieuse et du traitement réservé aux femmes dans l'Espagne pré-démocratique. C'est notamment là que fut emprisonnée l'héroïne libérale Mariana Pineda avant son exécution en 1831, et il fut choisi pour cadre par des dramaturges comme Federico García Lorca ou José Martín Recuerda (qui donna le nom du couvent à l'une de ses pièces de théâtre les plus célèbres). Cette lettre rarissime ne figure dans aucune des collections publiques que nous avons consultées et elle ne paraît être répertoriée nulle part. Manque à toutes les collections consultées (CCPB, Worldcat, etc.) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        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.

      London: A. Millar. 1751. 8vo., xv + (1) + 127 + (1)pp., a fine, crisp, copy in recent marbled boards lettered on spine. First edition. Fielding's most substantial work on social issues based on his experience as both a barrister and a Justice of the Peace. Judith Blow Williams (II p.360) does her usual shorthand summary: 'want less extravagance among the poor, altered Poor Laws, stricter treatment of receivers of stolen goods, of vagabonds, fewer pardons, prompt executions in private, more thorough search for felons'.

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        Observations on the Epidemical Diseases in Minorca. From the Year 1744 to 1749. To Which is Prefixed, A Short Account of the Climate, Productions, Inhabitants, and Endemial Distempers of that Island. Presentation copy from the author.

      D.Wilson, London 1751 - London, printed for D.Wilson, 1751. 1st edition. Octavo. (xix), [1], 288pp. Includes errata leaf. Pioneering Scottish physician George Cleghorn's landmark work on disease and epidemiology based on his own observations as an army surgeon in Minorca. The work begins with Cleghorn's idiosyncratic descriptions of Minorca and it's inhabitants, followed by detailed descriptions of a number of illnesses with their symptoms and treatments noted, including the first description of the use of Quinine bark as a cure for Malaria. With a contemporary handwritten inscription on the front flyleaf: 'To Dr Scott from the author'. Attractively bound in contemporary full calf with full gilt decoration to the spine. Corners slightly rubbed. Short splits (2cm-3cm) starting at the top and bottom of the front hinge, but with the front cover still firmly attached. Mild foxing to the foot of the title page. A short closed tear to the lower margin of A2. Approximately 10 leaves in the middle of the volume affected by a moderate water-stain around all 3 margins. Otherwise, a clean association copy of a scarce and important medical work with the text block sound and the binding in good condition. NB The price of this item is negotiable dependent on your chosen payment method. Please feel free to make contact for further information on this item or on payment options. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Observations sur le droit des patrons, et des seigneurs de paroisse aux honneurs dans l'Eglise

      first edition.Contemporary binding in full mottled calf. Back with five nerves decorated with boxes and gilded florets, part of title of blond leather. Gilt rolls on the cuts and caps. All red edges. A slightly blunted corner, otherwise very nice copy. Chez B. Brunet à Paris 1751 in-4 (18,5x24,5cm) xxxvj ; 474pp. (1f. priv.) relié

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        Skånska Resa, På Höga

      Stockholm, Uplagd på Lars Salvii kostnad 1751. 8:o. (10),XIV,434,(34) s. + 6 utvikbara graverade planscher (3 C. Berqvist sc, varav en I. Gane del.) + utvikbar graverad karta (C. Berqvist sc.). Träillustrationer i texten. Titelblad tryckt i rött och svart. Samtida halvskinnband i kalv. Nötta pärmpapper. Försättsblad och bakre pärms spegel med några äldre bläckanteckningar. Kartan med laging i vikning (japanpapper). Plansch I med bit borta i nedre kant går som mest 12 mm in i bildytan. Plansch II, III, V och VI med lagade revor (japanpapper). 12-15 mm av papper saknas i nedre kant på främre pärms spegel. Eftersättsbladet saknar bit 8 x 72 mm. Inlagan med några små sporadiska fläckar. Contemporary half-calf, rubbed boards. FFep and paste-down at rear with a few old ink annotations. Map mended with japanese ricepaper in fold. Plate I with paper loss at lower edge, at most 12 mm into image. Plates II,III, V and VI mended with japanese ricepaper. Interior with a few small spots. 12-15 mm loss of paper on front paste-down at lower edge. Endpaper at rear with loss of paper at lower edge 8 x 72 mm. 19,5 x 12,5 cm. Med de omtryckta sidorna 23-26 där det ursprungliga avsnittet om "Svedjorna" ersatts med "Gödslen" efter kritik från Carl Hårleman som sett texten efter ett par ark tryckts. Hårleman hade i sin dagbok tagit avstånd från svedjebruket. Baron Carl Hårleman protested against the passage about "Svedjor" on page 26, wich was replaced in following copies by "Gödseln". Soulsby 210. Hulth 81. Bring Itineraria svecana 164. Sten Lindroth Svensk lärdomshistoria. Frihetstiden sidan 191-92.

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        The Spirit of Laws. Translated from the French With Corrections and Additions communicated by the Author.

      Dublin: for G. and A. Ewing, and G. Faulkner, 1751 - 2 volumes, octavo (200 × 120 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spines with raised bands, morocco labels. 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. With engraved armorial bookplate and another of Mr H. Tighe of Manchester Street to front pastedowns. 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). Goldsmiths' 8672.

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        Compendiöses Teutsch- und Lateinisches Blumen- und Kräuter-Buch, in welchem die vornehmsten hier innländischen, freywillig wachsenden, und zum Theil gepflanzte Blumen, Hecken, Bäume, Stauden und Wurtzeln . sehr deutlich beschrieben werden,

      Johann Jacob Beumelburg, Arnstadt 1751 - aus denen besten Autoribus in alphabetischer Ordnung zusammen getragen, und nun zum viertenmal zum Druck befördert., 6 Bl., 592 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit einem Titelkupfer. Angebunden: D. Ludewig Wilhelm von Knör, Vade Mecum Medicum, Oder: medicinisches Hand-Buch, darinnen eine kurzgefaßte Methode aller Krankheiten, und wie solche zu curiren, sammt denen darzu gehörigen Formuln vor Augen gelegt wird. Naumburg und Leipzig, Christian Friedrich Geßner, 1757 (3 Bl., 157 S., 3 Bl.)- Zu 1. Vierte und letzte Ausgabe des Kräuterbuchs von Christoph von Hellwig (1663 Kölleda - 1721 Erfurt). der als Stadtphysicus von Erfurt unter dem Pseudonym Valentin Kräutermann publizierte. zu 2.) Einzige Ausgabe der pharmazeutischen Rezeptsammlung, mit einem Vorwort und aus dem Nachlass herausgegeben von Christian Theodor Wachter, Zeitz. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, Seiten teils leicht gebräunt oder gering fleckig. Gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Franklin Extracts

      1751. (FRANKLIN, Benjamin). [Collection of 11 Articles Extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]. [London: The Royal Society, 1751-73]. 54 octavo leaves and two folding plates, loose, housed in plastic sleeves and binder, and a chemise and custom clamshell box. $9500.Collection of 11 scientific papers extracted from the pages of the Royal Society's venerable journal, Philosophical Transactions, many authored by or addressed to Benjamin Franklin, on the subject of electricity—including Franklin's account of his famous ""Philadelphia experiment"" with kite and key. A fascinating archive of primary sources.The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge began publishing Philosphical Transactions, the world's oldest and longest-running journal devoted exclusively to science, in 1665. It helped pioneer the peer-review process so important for modern scientific research. Benjamin Franklin published 19 papers in its pages, most notably ""A Letter of Benjamin Franklin, Esq; to Mr. Peter Collinson, F.R.S. concerning an electrical Kite""—Franklin's own account of his most famous experiment, which led to his invention of the lightning rod: ""In June 1752, as dark clouds came up… Franklin ran the string from the kite to a Leyden jar, insulating himself by holding a silk ribbon to the string. When he observed the fibers on the hemp string stand out, he realized the experiment [to conduct electricity] had succeeded. It must have been one of the most satisfying moments of his life… Franklin became the most famous natural philosopher since Isaac Newton… In 1756 Immanuel Kant dubbed Franklin the 'Prometheus of modern time'"" (ANB).The present collection contains the following pieces by or about Franklin (presented in the order in which they were originally read before the Society), all extracted and disbound from Philosophical Transactions:1. ""A Letter from Mr. Franklin to Mr. Peter Collinson, F.R.S. concerning the Effects of Lightning"" - Volume 47 (1751-52), pages 289-91 (leaves 2O1-2O2) – Franklin discusses lightning's various properties, including its influence on magnetic compasses. Botanist Peter Collinson "" was acquainted with a wide range of natural historians,"" including such leading thinkers as Franklin and Carl Linnaeus (DNB).2. ""An Account of Mr. Benjamin Franklin's Treatise, lately published, intituled, Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America, by Wm. Watson, F.R.S."" – Volume 47 (1751-52), pages 202-11 (leaves 2C1-2D2) – An accomplished botanist, apothecary and electrical experimenter in his own right, Watson here summarizes ""a few of the most singular"" of Franklin's electrical experiments (including Franklin's electrocution of a ten-pound turkey: ""He conceited, as himself says, that the birds kill'd in this manner eat uncommonly tender""). 3. ""A Letter of Benjamin Franklin, Esq; to Mr. Peter Collinson, F.R.S. concerning an electrical Kite"" and ""A Letter of Mr. W. Watson, F.R.S. to the Royal Society, concerning the electrical Experiments in England upon Thunder-Clouds"" - Volume 47 (1751-52), pages 565-70 (leaves [4B3-4C1) – Franklin recounts his famous kite experiment, and Watson describes attempts in England to verify Franklin's hypothesis.4. ""Electrical Experiments, made in pursuance of those by Mr. Canton, dated Decem. 3, 1753; with Explanations by Mr. Benjamin Franklin, Communicated Mr. Peter Collinson, F.R.S."" and ""Extract of a Letter concerning Electricity, from Mr. B. Franklin to Mons. Delibard, inclosed in a Letter to Mr. Peter Collinson, F.R.S."" – Volume 49 (1755-56), pages 300-09 (leaves 2Q2-[2R3]) – Franklin outlines three experiments in electric conductivity, and discusses a lightning strike on a church spire in Newbury (""The spire was split all to pieces by the lightning, and the parts flung in all directions over the square…"").5. ""An Account of the Effects of Electricity in paralytic Cases. In a Letter to John Pringle, M.D. F.R.S. from Benjamin Franklin, Esq; F.R.S."" – Volume 50 (1757-58), pages 481-83 (leaves 3Q1-3Q2) – Franklin details the apparent but temporary benefits of electrical shocks administered to people suffering from paralysis (""A man, for instance, who could not the first day lift the lame hand from off his knee, would the next day raise it four or five inches…"").6. ""Experiments in Electricity: In a Letter from Father Beccaria, Professor of Experimental Philosophy at Turin, to Benjamin Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S."" with ""Remarks on the preceding Paper, by Benjamin Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S."" – Volume 51 (1759-60), pages 514-26 (leaves [3W4]-3Y2 and one folding plate) – Description, in Latin, of 11 electrical experiments, followed by Franklin's brief explanatory remarks (in English).7. ""A Letter from Benjamin Franklin, LL.D. and F.R.S. to the Reverend Thomas Birch, D.D. and Secretary to the Royal Society"" with ""A Letter from John Canton, M.A. and F.R.S. to Benjamin Franklin, LL.D. and F.R.S. containing some Remarks on Mr. Delaval's Electrical Experiments"" – Volume 52 (1761-2), pages 456-62 (leaves 3N1-[3N4]) - Discussions of the relationships between the temperatures of various materials (stone, glass, ""common tobacco pipe"") and their conductivity or non-conductivity.8. ""Description of an Electrometer invented by Mr. Lane; with an Account of some Experiments made by him with it: In a Letter to Benjamin Franklin, LL.D. F.R.S."" – Volume 57 (1767), pages 451-60 (leaves 3M2-3N2), plus folding plate – Lane describes the construction and function of his electrometer, illustrated with an engraved folding plate, and four experiments he conducted with it. ""The instrument, which became known as Lane's electrometer, combined with portable electrical machines, came to be widely used as an essential component of medico-electrical apparatus. It was also used by Benjamin Franklin to demonstrate the action of electricity in atmospherical phenomena"" (DNB). 9. ""A Report of the Committee appointed by the Royal Society, to consider of a Method for securing the Powder Magazines at Purfleet"" – Volume 63 (1773), pages 42-47 (leaves G1-[G4]) – A report on affixing electrical conductors to five gunpowder magazines, a safeguard against ""[t]he blowing up of a magazine… by lightning…"" When the Purlfeet magazines were struck by lightning in 1777, the powder did not explode, and the buildings escaped serious damage (Weld, History of the Royal Society, 97).10. ""An Extract of a Letter from Dr. Nooth to Dr. Franklin, F.R.S. on some Improvements in the Electrical Machine"" – Volume 63 (1773), pages 333-39 (leaves 2X2-2Y1) – John Nooth, the future superintendent-general of hospitals for the British forces in North America now best remembered for his apparatus for absorbing carbon dioxide (""fixed air"") from water, here outlines his attempt ""to find out the best method of increasing the excitation of a glass, and of taking from it that fire for electrical purposes which might be collected on its surface.""11. ""Of the electric Property of the Torpedo. In a Letter from John Walsh, Esq; F.R.S. to Benjamin Franklin, Esq; LL.D., F.R.S., Ac. R. Par. Soc. Ext., &c."" – Volume 63 (1773), pages 461-80 (leaves 3O2-[3Q4]), with folding plate – ""Elected to the Royal Society in 1770, Walsh soon became absorbed in the subject for which he became briefly famous: the electric fish. The numbing shocks felt by anyone who touched the electric ray, Torpedo marmorata, which inhabited the Mediterranean and other shores of Europe, had been known since classical times. In 1769 Edward Banfield… proved that the [electric] eel emitted electric shocks, and Walsh set out to confirm that the ray had a similar power. In this he was encouraged by Benjamin Franklin, whose American colleagues were undertaking similar investigations. With his nephew Arthur Fowkes he spent the summer of 1772 at La Rochelle, where the ray was often captured. The fish could survive many hours out of water, and Walsh was able to conduct experiments ashore. He wired up the fish to a series of bowls of water, which were interlinked by people with a hand in each adjacent bowl. A shock was felt by all when the wire was led back to the fish and the circuit completed, proving that the ray's shocks were caused by electricity and could be transmitted through conducting substances. His letter to Franklin announcing these findings was published in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions"" (DNB). Illustrated with engraved folding plate featuring figures of the male and female electric rays. Light pencil marks through non-Franklin or non-electricity-related material on several pages.Scattered light foxing; light offsetting to Walsh's letter. An intriguing collection of material from the pages of Philosophical Transactions.

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      1751. POPE, Alexander. Works. Dublin: for G. Faulkner, T. Moore and A. Bradley, 1751-64. Nine volumes. 12mo, contemporary full speckled calf gilt, raised bands, red and green morocco spine labels. $3800.Early collected Irish edition of Pope’s always deft, delightful and frequently devastating satirical poetry— including his celebrated “Essay on Criticism” and his classic mock-heroic epic “The Rape of the Lock”— as well as his correspondence.“Pope is the greatest poet of the 18th century and the most deadly satirist in English, whether in the light-fantastic, mock-heroic vein of The Rape of the Lock, the mature vision of the Moral Essays, the forthright onslaughts of the Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot or the desolate vision of Book IV of The Dunciad. In his hands the heroic couplet is a subtle and varied weapon of ridicule” (An English Library, 129-30). In addition to all these and other works, this handsome set presents the lauded Essay on Criticism— Pope’s poetic proclamation of literary ideals, the work that “established Pope’s reputation once and for all” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 413)— the Essay on Man—“Pope’s most ambitious original poem; no student of his work can afford to pass it by” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 414)— and his extensive, enlightening correspondence. Pope is, “perhaps permanently, our great example in English of ‘the poet of reason,’ of intellectuality in the poetic art” (Baugh et al., 932). Warburton’s edition of Pope (the text presented here) first published in London, 1751 (see Lowndes, 1913-14). “This edition remained the standard one until Warton’s edition in 1797” (Griffith, 521). George Faulkner, Dublin printer and bookseller, “was the main outlet for the works of Jonathan Swift from the 1730s… [and also] brought out Dublin editions of Pope’s works, a touch matter since the status of Irish republication of English books was a gray area legally” (Rogers, 121). In this set, Volumes II and III are dated 1751; Volumes I, IV, VI (title page reads Volume V) are dated 1752; Volume V is dated 1756; Volumes VII-IX are dated 1764. Scattered light foxing and dampstaining. Volume IX title page with horizontal closed tear. A few volumes with light expert restoration. A handsome set in about-fine condition.

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        Polnische Reise Karte

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Z

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        Carte methodique / Pour apprendre aisement le Blason / en jouant / soit avec les cartes a tous les jeux ordinaires / soit avec les dez comme au jeu de l'Oye. - Original-Kupferstich.

      Paris, De Poilly, N. JB., o. J. (zwischen 1751 und 1761) ca. 50 (H) x 62 cm mit Rand (zw. 1 u. 2 cm). Kompletter und unzerschnittener Kupferstich-Bogen (unkoloriert) zum Erlernen der Wappenkunst, entweder mit Spielkarten oder als Würfel-Spiel (unzerschnitten). - Der Bogen enthält 53 Spielkarten mit Texten zu den Darstellungen, sowie eine Kopf-Leiste mit dreigeteilter Legende: Mittig Titel und Erläuterung, links und rechts die Spielanleitung ("Reglemens du Jeu Heraldique"), sowie nach unten mittig rechts eine zehnzeilige Widmung "A Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne" (1751 - 1761) mit Unterzeichnung des Verlegers N. JB. de Poilly (1707 - 1780). Im Plattenrand unten Verlegerangabe mit Adresse und Druckerlaubnis "avec privilege du Roy". - Blatt etwas unegal zweifach längs und quer zusammengefaltet mit einem 3 cm-Einriß oben (davon 1 cm in den Plattenrand, sowie minimale Einrisse an den jeweiligen Falzen sowie am unteren Rand ein Einriß mit ca. 6 cm im letzten 32stel des Blattes unten rechts, von hinten unsachgemäß mit Klebestreifen gestoppt, von der Bildseite etwas wahrnehmbar Druck nur sehr gering braunfleckig mit ebenso geringer Randbräunung. Am oberen linken Rand Knickfalte außerhalb des Plattenrandes unten mittig nur wenig in Abbildung reichend schwacher Wasserrand Blatt hinten in der Gegend des Einrisses etwas angeschmutzt. - In französischer Sprache!

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        Veduta della Dogana di Terra a Piazza di Pietra Roma: tra il 1751 ed il 1778

      1751. Incisione all'acquaforte di mm 650 x 445 alla battuta, su foglio perfetto, carta forte, pieni margini. Ottima impressione. Diciture: in basso a sinistra "Questa fu fabbricata sulle rovine del Tempio di M. Aurelio Antonino Pio nel suo Foro. 1 Avanzo di Colonne rimaste, oggi mezzo internate nella nuova Fabbrica 2 Architrave antico ristorato 3 Cornicione, ed Ordine Attico nuovamente rifatto."; al centro "Veduta della Dogana di Terra a Piazza di Pietra"; più a destra "4 Abitazione moderna 5 Collegio Bergamasco 6 Quartiere de' Soldati 7 Strada che va al Corso"; ed in piccolo più sotto "Presso l'Autore a Strada Felice nel Palazzo Tomati vicino alla Trinità de' Monti"; e un po' più in alto "Piranesi Architetto fec.". Proviene dalla raccolta "Vedute di Roma disegnate ed incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano". Hind 32, III Stato su VI.

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        Geschichte des Gaudentio di Lucca:

      2 vols. in 1, 8vo., titles printed in red and black, (10) + 204 and (2) + 271 + (1)pp., contemporary German half calf over marbled boards, spine fully gilt with raised bands and contrasting morocco labels, red edges. A fine copy.Publisher: Frankfurt und Leipzig, van Duren.Year: 1751Edition: First edition in German: scarce thus.

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        Histoire générale d'Espagne, traduite de l'espagnol de Jean de Ferreras; enrichie de notes historiques et critiques, de vignettes en taille-douce, et de cartes géographiques. Par M. D'Hermilly. Tome premier - dixieme

      Gissey, Le Breton, Ganeau, Bordelet, Quillau, 1751. Dieci volumi in-8° (26 x 19,5 cm), pp. (4), 10, 38, CXXXIX, (1), 166, 507, (1); (4), 62, (2), LXV, (1), 744, (2); (4), XLIII, (1), LVIII, (2), 582, (2); (4), 36, LIX, (1), 609, (3); (4), 31, (1), 56, 592, (2); (4), 39, (1), LV, (1), 696, (2); (4), 24, (2), LXI, (1), 632, (2); (4), 8, (2), LXI, (1), 683, (1); (4), 20, L, 682, (2); (6), XLVI, 419, (1), 91, (1), 120, (2), legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli su tasselli e fregi al dorso. Segni d'uso e del tempo alla legatura: in particolare, al dorso, la pelle presenta screpolature e le cerniere di ciascun tomo presentano fenditure per tutta la loro lunghezza, tali che i piatti rimangono ancorati alla legatura grazie alle corde e a rinforzi in carta giapponese applicati da intervento di restauro nella piegatura tra i contropiatti e le carte di guardia. Tagli colorati a spruzzo. All'antiporta del primo volume, tavola allegorica incisa su rame. L'opera è decorata da alcune bellissime testatine figurate, da qualche capolettera animato, incisi su rame, e da testatine e finalini xilografici. Con dieci tavole geografiche, la maggior parte delle quali più volte ripiegate, incise su rame, fuori testo. Di seguito il dettaglio: due al tomo primo, "Carte de l'Espagne ancienne divisée en trois grandes parties et ses differens peuples avec leurs villes, leurs Rivieres, ecc. et son raport avec l'Espagne moderne pour servir à la lecture de l'Histoire de Jean de Ferreras, dressée par le S.r Robert Geog. ord. du Roi 1741", e "Carte de l'Empire Romain, pour servir à la lecture de l'Histoire de Jean de Ferreras, dressée par le S.r Robert Geographe ord. du Roi 1741"; una al tomo secondo, "Carte générale de la Monarchie des Gots tant dans les Gaules qu'en Espagne, pour servir à la lecture de l'Histoire de Jean de Ferreras, dressée par le S.r Robert Geog. ord. du Roi 1742"; una al tomo terzo, "Cartes des Etats des Princes Chretiens et Mahometans en Espagne jusqu'à la fin du siécle XII, dressée pour l'Histoire d'Espagne, de D. Jean de Ferreras, par le S.r Robert Geographe ord. du Roi 1743"; una al tomo quarto, "Cartes des Etats des Princes Chretiens d'Espagne jusques vers l'an 1324, dressée pour l'Histoire d'Espagne, de D. Jean de Ferreras, par le S.r Robert Geog. ord. du Roi 1744"; due al tomo quinto, "Partie septentrionale du Royaume de Naples, dressée pour la lecture de l'Histoire d'Espagne de D. Jean de Ferreras, par le S.r Robert Geog. ordin. du Roi 1749" e "Partie meridionale du Royaume de Naples, ou Calabre, isle et Royaume de Sicile, dressée pour la lecture de l'Histoire d'Espagne de D. Jean de Ferreras, par le S.r Robert Geogr. ordin. du Roi 1749"; due al tomo sesto, "Carte de l'isle de Sardaigne dressée pour la lecture de l'Histoire d'Espagne de D. Jean de Ferreras, par le S.r Robert Geogr. ord. du Roi 1749" e "Carte de l'isle de Corsee, dressée pour la lecture de l'Histoire d'Espagne de D. Jean de Ferreras, par le S.r Robert Geogr. ordin. du Roi 1749"; una al tomo decimo, "Carte du Royaume d'Espagne, dressée pour la lecture de l'Histoire d'Espagne de D. Jean de Ferreras, par le S.r Robert Geographe ord. du Roi 1750". Qualche strappetto, alcuni minuscoli fori e poche, piccole mancanze nei margini bianchi delle pagine, lontano dal testo, ben sistemati da intervento di restauro. Al tomo settimo, nel foglio con le pagine 75-76, strappo nel testo, senza perdite, ben rimarginato con carta giapponese; al foglio con le pagine 399-400, piccolo foro nel testo, di tre millimetri di diametro, con reintegro della parte mancante e delle lettere cadute (due a ciascuna pagina) a matita. Al tomo ottavo, al foglio con le pagine 571-572, piccolo strappo nel testo, senza perdite, ben riparato. Alcuni errori nella numerazione delle pagine, compiuti in sede tipografica, ma testo completo; qualche errore anche nella legatura dei fascicoli, con pagine anticipate o posticipate rispetto alla loro corretta posizione. Normale patina del tempo alle pagine, per il resto, esemplare ben conservato. Si tratta della seconda edizione francese, dopo la prima, pubblicata, sempre a Parigi, tra il 1742 e il 1751, della Synopsis historica chronologica de España del Ferreras, opera edita per la prima volta a Madrid tra il 1700 e il 1727. Causa controversie nate intorno alla ricostruzione di alcuni fatti storici, la princeps spagnola fu ritirata dal mercato: lo scritto venne poi ripubblicato, censurato e modificato, tra il 1775 e il 1791. La presente traduzione francese riprende il testo originale non censurato. Juan (de) Ferreras y García (1652-1735), fu un religioso ed erudito spagnolo. Tra i fondatori dell'Accademia spagnola, ricoprì il prestigioso incarico di direttore della biblioteca reale. La sua Synopsis histórica de España godette di larga fama, malgrado gli errori di giudizio e cronologia.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF PEREGRINE PICKLE. In Which Is Included, Memoirs of a Lady of Quality.

      London: Printed for the Author: And Sold by D. Wilson, at Plato's Head, near Round-Court, in the Strand, 1751. Four volumes in original 18th century bindings. First edition, first issue. Cancel present at L12 in Volume III, and final two pages of the same volume misnumbered 204 and 205 (instead of 304 and 305). Vol. I: x, 288 pages of text. Vol. II: x, 322 pages. Vol. III: vi, [305] pages including erratum. Vol. IV: viii, 315 pages. Volume one and four with one preliminary blank endpaper and two final blank endpapers. Volume two with one preliminary blank and three final blank endsheets. Volume three with one preliminary blank and one final blank endsheet. Minor ink on rear endpaper of first volume, and final few pages with a minor crease to the top corner, spine is slightly cracked, and the front board is detached. Three of four volumes lack the headband with minor chipping there, and some wear to foot of two volumes. Leather spine labels, raised bands. Marbled paper-covered boards. Hinges need strengthening. Endsheets show minor browning on corners, and the title pages have minor browning on the corners. HBS 7724. Rothschild 1910. Block pg. 221. CBEL II, pg. 524.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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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.Publisher: Year: Edition:

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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. 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. relié DeCollection

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        Le Prince, les délices des c

      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.   Aux dépens de la compagnie à Amsterdam 1751 in-8 (10,5x16,5cm) ix (3) 168pp. (7) et (4) 188pp. (12) 2 volumes reliés

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        The Oeconomy of Human Life


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        Wahrhaftige Geschichte der seligen Frau Catharina von Bora, D. Martin Luthers Ehegattin, wieder Eusebii Engelhards Morgenstern zu Wittenberg.

      Gebauer,, Halle. 1751 - Mit Tit.-Vign. 292 S. Hayn-Gotendorf I, 417; BBKL XIII, Sp. 179-183; ADB XL, 649. - Erste Ausgabe der Schrift, in der die Schmähschrift des Eusebius Engelhard (i. e. Michael Kuen) "Lucifer Wittenbergenis" (1749) gründlich widerlegt wird. In dieser Schrift wird die Rechtmäßigkeit der Ehe Luthers mit Katharina von Bora bezweifelt, Gerüchte über ihre Herkunft werden verstreut, es werden ihre tugendhaften Motive bezweifelt, ihr Hochmut und Herrsucht unterstellt und schließlich werden Luthers Motive zu der Verbindung verunglimpft. Der protestantische Kirchenhistoriker und Professor der Theologie Walch (1726-1784) widerlegt in der vorliegenden Schrift die Lügen und Unterstellungen über Luthers Ehefrau. - Widmung für Bischof Kunst, den ersten Bevollmächtigten des Rates der EKD bei der Bundesregierung, auf Vorsatz, breitrandiges Exemplar, durchgehend gebräunt und stockfleckig. Unbeschnittene Broschur in modernem Leinenband, Widmung auf Vorsatz. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      London, T. Osborne, 1751.. Wherein it will appear that they are all either apes or monkies, and not men, as formerly pretended. To which is added, The anatomy and description of a rattlesnake : Also of the musk-hog. With a discourse upon the jointed and round-worm. And two letters concerning a monstrous birth, and preternatural conception : With Reflections thereon. SECOND EDITION, WITH EXTRA WORKS, 1751, ex library copy (Birmingham Medical Institute) with small pale stamps to title page and plates. 4to, approximately 270 x 220 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, 16 engraved plates, part folding, pages: [16], 108, [2], 58, 78, the prelims include imprimatur leaf, blank leaf and the final advert leaf which has been misplaced and inserted in the Preface, attractively rebound in full modern calf, contrasting gilt lettered labels, extra gilt spine between raised bands, blind and gilt decoration to covers, new marbled endpapers. The first 8 folding plates (Anatomy of a Pygmy) repaired on folds, 2 with tiny loss to image, 2 plates have brown stain to inner margins not affecting image, edges of plates dusty, the plates to the other works are without repairs and in good order. Title page foxed, foxing and pale age-browning throughout, paper fault has affected 1 word but easily legible and the word has been pencilled in the margin, 1 plate just slightly protruding from text block, other occasional small faults of no consequence, otherwise a good copy. First published in 1699 with the title: Orang-Outang, Sive Homo Sylvestris: or, the Anatomy of a Pygmie. See: A Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine, page 462; Printing and the Mind of Man, page 101, No. 169. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Geschichte des Gaudentio di Lucca: oder merkwurdige Nachricht...

      Frankfurt & Leipzig: Gebruder ..., 1751. Two volumes in one, octavo; early ownership inscription, faded library stamp title verso, contemporary vellum. The first German edition and one of the scarcest of all editions of Berington's utopia: NUC, for example, lists only two copies, compared with twelve for the first English edition of 1737. Although it pretends to derive from an Italian source, the Memoirs was created by an Englishman. The text was sometimes thought to be the work of Bishop Berkeley, but became correctly attributed to Berington during the nineteenth century.As the title suggests, the work takes the form of a trial transcript, with questioning from various inquisitors and a learned commentary from one Signor Rhedi. The protagonist Gaudentio, hauled in front of the Inquisition, describes Mezzorania in Africa, a city which has been cut off from external contact for over three thousand years. His first impression of the principal city of Phor is of an 'immense Garden', but his more detailed analysis shows a city which owes much to the solar model earlier proposed by Campanella in Città del Sole. Less regulated than many other utopias, the citizens have a system based on the precept 'Thou shalt do no wrong to anyone'. Unusually for the strict utopia, long-term relationships based on love are actively encouraged; indeed, Gaudentio talks at length about his own relationship with a Mezzoranian woman.Ellison, in an article devoted to this 'forgotten utopia' and its authorship, comments that 'Berington can stand upon his own merits, and the early appraisal of the work which saw in it the reflection of a wise, humane, and generous spirit does not have to be seriously discounted.' ('Gaudentio Di Lucca: A Forgotten Utopia', PMLA, 1935). Similarly, Gove happily approves Dunlop classing the work with Gulliver's Travels and Robinson Crusoe. Binding a little loose, vellum a bit stained but a good copy.

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        Philosophia Botanica in qua explicantur fundamenta botanica cum definitionibus partium, exemplis terminorum, observationibus rariorum, adjectis figuris aeneis.

      Stockholm: Godofr. Kiesewetter, 1751. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (201 x 121 mm). [6], 362 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author engraved by I. M. Bernigeroth, 9 engraved plates, and 2 woodcuts in text. Contemporary half calf with gilt lettering piece to spine (boards and extremities rubbed). Internally little browned throughout, endpapers, title and preliminaries brown-burned in outer corners from tanned leather turn-ins, otherwise a fine, virtually unspotted and unmarked copy. Rare with the engraved frontispiece portrait. ----Sparrow; Milestones of Science 135; Soulsby 437; Hulth 72; D.S.B. VIII, p.376. First edition. "Continuing his study on the classification of plants, Linnaeus published Philosophica botanica in 1751. In this he attempted to organize a natural system based on structure, but this work was never completed" (Sparrow). "In 1751 he published Philosophies botanica, his most influential work but actually only an expanded version of Fundamenta botanica. In it Linnaeus dealt with the theory of botany, the laws and rules that the botanist must follow in order to describe and name the plants correctly and to combine them into higher systematic categories." (DSB) The plates have also been used in "Hortus Cliffortianus".The engraved portrait, which was supplied to only a few copies, is present in this copy. Very Good.

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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 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. Fine ¶ 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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        Uebersicht der Europaeischen Seeküsten verfasst von Herrn Caington Bowles

      Artist: Schraembl Franz Anton ( - 1803 ) Vienna; date: 1791 1751 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 60 x 49 - description: Map shows all Eropean coast with the North sea, East sea, Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea. On inset map the eastern Mediterranean sea with Cyprus and Turky - vita of the artist: Schraemble, Franz Anton ( Bookdealer and writer, born in Vienna).He was teached in science and became a teacher and director of the K.K. schools in Autria-Silesia- Tropau. Soon he turned back to Vienna and opened a book- and artstore which existed until 1840.

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        Sancti Laurentii Justiniani protopatriarchae Veneti opera omnia, in duos tomos distincta et ad meliorem harmoniam nunc primum redacta atque aucta .

      Albritius & Rosa, Venetiis 1751 - 2 vol. in foglio, pp.VIII+LXXII+486 et XVJ+556 con xilografia a piena pagina che mostra il santo intento a scrivere. Finalini e capilettera. Legatura in t. pergamena con tasselli al dorso. Applicata alla guardia una lettera a piena pagina da parte di Reverendo Ceccalini (?) all'autore riguardante la soppessione della Congregazione dei Canonici Regolari di S.Giorgio in . di Venezia da parte di Innocenzo X.

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        Lettres angloises, ou histoire de Miss Clarisse Harlove [Ensemble] Supplement aux Lettres angloises

      First edition of the French translation of the Abbe Prevost met with the rare supplement published in 1762 and contains the praise of Richardson in original Diderot.Bound in full calf marbled brown vintage. elegantly decorated back smooth. parts of title and volume number in red morocco (only the seventh volume supplement published in 1761 but in uniform binder has a volume number of room in black morocco). Chez Nourse A Londres 1751 - 1762 In-12 (10x17,2cm) 7 volumes reliés

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