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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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        Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

      1751 - Hume, David, Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, A. Millar, 1751. 2nd issue, 12mo. Errata leaf, 1/2 title, 3 pages of ads at the end, L3 a cancel. Immaculate calf with raised bands, gilt spine, gilt-lined boards. Shipping $30.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        L’Art De Peter, Essay Théori-Physique et Méthodique.

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

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        GIORNATA PRIMA (SECONDA, TERZA) DE' PASSEGGI STORICO - TOPOGRAFICI - CRITICI NELLA CITTA', INDI NELLA DIOCESI DI MILANO. Ad erudizione, e a diporto della gioventu' nobile, e massime ecclesiastica. Coll'intreccio di varie dissertazioni, tratte a compendio da' manoscritti.

      Malatesta, 1751. In-16 p. (mm. 170x103), 3 parti in 1 vol., piena pergamena con legacci, tit. ms. al dorso, pp. 175; 232; 281,(7). Opera divisa in 3 giornate (un vol. per ciascuna). Rara "prima edizione" di questa guida storica delle chiese e dei monumenti di Milano. Cfr. Cicognara,II,4253: "Libro fatto più per gli Ecclesiastici, che per gli amatori degli studj, e delle antichita'" - Schlosser, pp. 552 e 572, che aggiunge "non senza importanza tuttavia per cio' che riguarda i tesori delle chiese" - Cat. Hoepli,1375 - Fossati Bellani,II,1865 - Villa "Bibl. delle guide di Milano",44: "L'A. discorre delle vicende delle chiese rispetto all'Ordine religioso che le possedeva e dà notizie su ciascuna. Spesso, nelle sue descriz., corregge l'opera del Latuada e cita quella del Torre". Esempl. ben conservato.

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        A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls, In Which Their Importance is Considered: And Plain Rules are Exhibited For Ascertaining the Value of Both: And the True Method of Manufacturing Diamonds....

      London: Printed by C. and J. Ackers for the Author, 1751. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (208 x 128 mm). [6], viii, [18], 155, [3] pp., including list of subscribers, 3 letterpress tables, 10 engraved plates and 20 engraved tables. Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving old lettering piece (boards little rubbed, corners scuffed, new endpapers). Little browning and scattered light foxing to text, very light browning to engravings. Provenance: George Piekus(?) (contemporary ink signature at head of title). Very good copy. ----Ward & Carozzi 1210; Sinkankas 3196 , cf. 3195. - SECOND EDITION of a classic work for the gemstone trade, substantially rewritten and augmented to include a new section on Brazilian diamonds, diamond cutting in India, and alternative methods of valuation. In 1750 Jefferies published the first comprehensive manual in English describing the evaluation of diamonds and pearls according to size and style of cut. While luster and the nearest approximation of spherical perfection were the criteria for valuing pearls, the brilliance of the diamond factored less into its value than did retaining the greatest weight through the cut. "The 'ideal' cut in Jeffries' time is a cushion brilliant, 'old mine' cut, with the pavilion much deeper than employed in modern stones. The proportions and facet patterns are shown in plate 1" (Sinkankas). Other plates show rose cut gems which are graduated in size and weight. The text also explains cutting techniques. Immensely popular and readable, the work went through many editions in English and was translated into several languages. Very Good....

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        Essai de cosmologie.

      1751. ____ C'est dans cet ouvrage que Maupertuis développe son fameux principe de moindre action : "Lorsqu'il arrive quelque changement dans la Nature, la quantité d'action nécessaire pour ce changement est la plus petite qu'il soit possible". (p. 193) Koenig critiqua ce principe comme étant plus métaphysique que mathématique et prétendait que Leibniz avait déjà proposé cette idée dans une lettre adressée à Jakob Hermann, une lettre qui n'a jamais été retrouvée. Dans cette polémique, Voltaire se rangea du côté de Koenig, alors qu'Euler prit la défense de Maupertuis. Seconde édition. La première, Berlin, 1750 est introuvable. La page de titre est en partie légèrement brunie. Relié en-tête : MAUPERTUIS. Essai de philosophie morale. 1751. In-12 de (2), XXX, 125, (2) pp. Seconde édition (la première en 1749), avec une nouvelle préface et des "éclaircissements". Dans cette préface, Maupertuis affirme qu'il avait envoyé son manuscrit au président Hénault. "J'ignore de quelle manière on a abusé de sa confiance, mais je fus dans la plus grande surprise, lorsque j'appris que l'ouvrage paraissait à Paris & y faisait plus de bruit que peut-être il ne le méritait." Bon exemplaire. *****. Petit in-8. [162 x 98 mm] Collation : (2), XXXI, (1), 238 pp. Veau marbré, dos orné, double encadrement doré sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Le Prince, les délices des cœurs ou Traité des qualités d'un grand roi, et système général d'un sage gouvernement

      Aux dépens de la compagnie. 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 artNote, 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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         CLAVICULE de la science hermétique (La) écrite par un habitant du nord, dans ses heures de loisir, l'an 1732.

      Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1751, in 12, de 1f. 73pp. & 2ff. de cat., un portrait gravé de Guybert rajouté, cart papier marbré genre ancien, qq. taches, nbr. annotations alchimiques anciennes en marge. (ex-libris manuscrit Caroline C. Pasteels, 1804) Très rare traité d'alchimie anonyme. La première édition latine date de 1746. C'est ici la première édition en français, avec le texte latin en regard, elle est rare. Ferguson cite cette édition mais n'a vu que l'édition de 1786. L'auteur entend restituer la doctrine alchimique originelle. Selon des sources suédoises l'auteur serait un aristocrate suédois : Gustaf Bonde (1682-1764). Il existe en effet un manuscrit de ce texte en latin, de la main de Gustaf Bonde. Le traité est cité par Fulcanelli pour l'étude cabalistique qui y est faite de la table de Pythagore. Etude en effet très originale basée sur la Kabbale et la numérologie. Relevons la curieuse dédicace : "A la nature vierge non souillée et à l'art qui la suit comme guide, je consacre très humblement mes délassemens du soir, moi qui suis un grain de poussière du Paradis, un Homme". ¶ Duveen p.138 "the book is rare..." - Caillet I, 2392 - Ferguson I,p.163 " 1751... edition quoted by Ladrague ... I have not seen it" - Dorbon n°763 (pour l'édition de 1786) "Ouvrage très rare à la fin duquel on trouve la Cabale de la table de Pythagore..." - cat. Verginelli-Rota n°72 (édit. de 1786 seulement) "Libricino simpatico e raro..."

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        Portefeuille de J. B. Rousseau. Oeuvres diverses. Pièces dramatiques choisies. Nouvelles oeuvres.

      EditionBinders full morocco vintage red. Chez Marc-Michel Rey A Amsterdam 1751 In-12 (9,8x16,7cm) XII (4) 405pp. et VI (2) 359pp. (1) 8 volumes reliés

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        Mesure des Trois Premiers Degrés du Méridien dans l'Hémisphere Austral, Tirée des Observations de M.rs de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, Envoyés par le Roi sous l'Équateur... [Bound with:] [LA CONDAMINE] [Drop title:] Nouveau Projet d'une Mesure invariable, proper a devenir universelle. Extrait d'un Mémoire lû à l'assemblée publique de l'Académie des Sciences, le 24 Avril 1748. N.p., n.d.

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1751. First edition of the official account of the scientific operations undertaken during the author's famous geodetic mission to Peru, in conjunction with Bouguer and Godin, to measure the meridian near the equator, and so settle the controversy between the Cartesians and Newtonians as to whether the earth was flattened or elongated at the poles. This famous expedition to the equinoctial regions of Spanish South America "had as its goal the verification of Newton's hypothesis on the flattening of the terrestrial globe in the polar regions and, thereby, the resolution of the controversy regarding the form of the earth that was then dividing French scientists. Maupertuis, Clairaut, and Le Monnier went to Lapland to measure several degrees of meridian at the arctic circle, while Godin, Bouguer, and La Condamine were sent to Peru, territory belonging to Philip V of Spain, in order to make the same measurement in the vicinity of the equator" (DSB XV, p. 27)). La Condamine left Paris on 14 April 1735, arriving in Quito (then in Peru) on 4 June. Work had scarcely begun when tension arose between Louis Godin, the head of the mission, and Piere Bouguer. Relations between the scientist gradually deteriorated and eventually the three were taking measurements and observations independently. The work was finally completed in 1743. The three men returned to Paris separately, La Condamine taking the longest and most dangerous route, south along the Amazon. After many difficulties La Condamine finally arrived in Paris on 23 February 1745, after an absence of almost yen years. "The scientific result of the expedition was clear; the earth is indeed a spheroid flattened at the poles, as Newton had maintained. Bouger and La Condamine were unable, however, to agree on the joint publication of their works. Their long quarrel continued through a series of memoirs that were essentially mutual refutations of no scientific value; it ceased only with the death of Bouguer in 1758 (Godin died in 1760). The last survivor of the expedition, La Condamine, who was a less gifted astronomer than Godin and a less reliable mathematician than Bouguer, often received the major part of the credit, probably because of his amiable nature and his talent as a writer. "La Condamine returned from Peru with a project for a universal measurement of length, the unit which would be the length of a pendulum beating once a second at the equator. Although Huygens had already suggested the idea in his Horologium oscillatorium (1673). La Condamine explained it more clearly in a memoir presented to the Academy in November 1747, which was read at a public meeting the following April" (ibid, p. 271). An offprint of this paper is bound in to the present volume. Maupertuis' expedition did not encounter the same difficulties as La Condamine's, and the results of his expedition to Lapland were published several years earlier than the present work, in La figure de la terre (Paris, 1738). DSB XV: 269-73. Borba de Moraes, p. 447; JCB 947; Norman 1250; Sabin 38483; Bosch 201 II. 4to (242 x 191 mm), pp. [2:title to main work], viii ('Nouveau Projet' offprint), [10:index], 1-266, x. Engraved vignette on title & three folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf, capitals with some chipping, otherwise a fine and unrestored copy.

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         Cours de physique Expérimentale traduit de l'anglois par le R.P. Pezenas.

      Paris, J. Rollin & Ch. Ant. jombert, 1751, 2 vol. in 4°, de 2ff. XII 1f. 503pp. 2ff., ill. de 32 planches gravées se dépl. & de 2ff. IV-634 et 6pp., ill. de 46 planches gravées se dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, cachet sinon bel exemplaire. Première édition française du grand traité de physique du démonstrateur d'Isaac Newton à la Royal Society. Jean Théophile Désaguliers (La Rochelle 1683 - Londres 1744) huguenot émigré à Londres et scientifique proche de Newton est principalement connu de nos jours comme un des fondateurs de la Franc-maçonnerie moderne. Il est très intéressé par la mise en pratique des nouvelles théories scientifiques de son époque, par exemple en 1717 il se rend en Russie où il construit une machine à vapeur servant à actionner les fontaines du Tsar. Par ailleurs, ses recherches en mécanique (frottement, machine à vapeur) et sur l'électricité (conductivité) débouchent sur d'importantes découvertes et inventions. Son influence sur Benjamin Franklin est de ce fait déterminante. ¶ DSB IV. 43 "Desaguliers' practical abilbities aroused the Royal Society's interest soon after his arrival in London. Late in the winter of 1713-1714, at Newton's suggestion, he was invited to repeat some of Newton's experiments on heat; before long he had become de facto curator of experiments. He was elected a fellow on july 1714... (he) continued to furnish the society with experiments until his death. In practical mechanics he was highly skilled, being the first English writer to give theorical analyses of machines on the basis of statics... (His treaty) entitles Desaguliers to be considered a forerunner of the more advanced knowledge of machinery that characterized the Industrial Revolution"

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        Polynesien (Inselwelt) oder der Fünfte Welttheil

      Artist: Schraembl Franz Anton ( - 1803 ) Vienna; issued in : Wien; date: 1789 1751 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 49 x 74 - description: map with Australia, New Zealand, and Polynesia - 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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        Essai sur la Peinture, la Sculpture et l'Architecture

      Engraved allegorical frontis. 1 p.l., vi, 93 pp. 8vo, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. N.p.: 1751. First edition. Bachaumont (1690-1771) was an influential noble who grew up at the court of Versailles during the height of its significance as the political and cultural nucleus of France. He frequented the salons of Paris and was entangled in several controversies, one in particular regarding a journal filled with gossip ascertained at the salon of Madame Doublet de Persan, for which he may have been partially responsible. By the end of his life, he was known as a cultural authority, whose opinion was sought after by artists and collectors alike. In the present work, his most important, Bachaumont espouses his beliefs on the aesthetics of art. Its publication was met with an enthusiastic reception. Fine copy. Name of author inscribed on title in a contemporary hand. ? Dictionnaire des Journalistes (1600-1789), "Louis Petit de Bachaumont" (online resource). N.B.G., Vol. IV, cols. 55-56.

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        Veduta della vasta Fontana di Trevi anticamente detta l'Acqua Vergine

      1751. "- SECONDO STATO DI SETTE - Acquaforte e bulino, 1751, firmata in lastra . Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ""doppio cerchio e giglio"", con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L'opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All'opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall'editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell'autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780." "- SECOND STATE, OF SEVEN - Etching and engraving, 1751, signed on plate. Example from the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark ""double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB"", with margins, very good condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building." Roma Rome Hind 19, II/VII; Focillon 797. 550 405

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        Gesellenbrief. Gesamtansicht der Stadt mit der Wartburg im verzierten Oval, darunter hs. ausgefüllter Gesellenbrief für den \"Zeug- und Raschmacher ... Heinrich Andreas Reinhart von Statt Ilm\", oben Allianzwappen mit Herzogshut. Mit Originalunterschriften und papiergedecktem Siegel.

       Kupferstich und hs. ausgefüllte, gestochene Inschrift mit Zierbuchstaben \"bei Johann Heimreich, Fürstl. Muntz- u. Eisenschneider\", Eisenach, \"den 7. october Anno 1751\", 10 x 25 cm (Stadtansicht) bzw. 27 x 32 cm (Plattenkante). Stopp, DDR, 46. - Die Unterschriften sind vom Lehrmeister \"Johann Georg Schmalenberg\" und von den Obermeistern \"Michael Thomas Lüttich\", \"Niclaus Heinrich Weiß\" und \"Johann Melchior Hartmann\". Das Allianzwappen zeigt links das sächsische Wappen, rechts das von Eisenach mit St. Georg zu Pferde, den Drachen bekämpfend. - Mit Längs- und Querfalten, dort kleinere, hinterlegte Papierdurchbrüche, im breiten Rand verschiedene Altersspuren. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Thüringen, Handwerk, Lehrbrief, Urkunden-Berufe

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        GIORNATA PRIMA (SECONDA, TERZA) DE' PASSEGGI STORICO - TOPOGRAFICI - CRITICI NELLA CITTA', INDI NELLA DIOCESI DI MILANO Ad erudizione, e a diporto della gioventu' nobile, e massime ecclesiastica. Coll'intreccio di varie dissertazioni, tratte a compendio da' manoscritti.

      Milano, Malatesta, 1751-1752. In-16 p. (mm. 170x103), 3 parti in 1 vol., piena pergamena con legacci, tit. ms. al dorso, pp. 175; 232; 281,(7). Opera divisa in 3 giornate (un vol. per ciascuna). Rara "prima edizione" di questa guida storica delle chiese e dei monumenti di Milano. Cfr. Cicognara,II,4253: "Libro fatto più per gli Ecclesiastici, che per gli amatori degli studj, e delle antichita'" - Schlosser, pp. 552 e 572, che aggiunge "non senza importanza tuttavia per cio' che riguarda i tesori delle chiese" - Cat. Hoepli,1375 - Fossati Bellani,II,1865 - Villa "Bibl. delle guide di Milano",44: "L'A. discorre delle vicende delle chiese rispetto all'Ordine religioso che le possedeva e dà notizie su ciascuna. Spesso, nelle sue descriz., corregge l'opera del Latuada e cita quella del Torre?. Esempl. ben conservato.

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        An Introduction to the Doctrine of Fluxions. Revised by several Gentlemen well skill'd in the Mathematics

      London: Printed by E. Owen, 1751 - First edition, 8vo, vi, (viii), 168 pp. Diagrams in the text, one leaf (E4) torn and repaired without loss. Contemporary speckled calf, slightly worn and marked, recently rebacked with a red morocco label. Uncommon, ESTC listing three copies in this country and eight others worldwide.

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        An Introduction to the Doctrine of Fluxions Revised by several Gentlemen well skill'd in the Mathematics

      London: Printed by E. Owen, 1751. First edition, 8vo, vi, (viii), 168 pp. Diagrams in the text, one leaf (E4) torn and repaired without loss. Contemporary speckled calf, slightly worn and marked, recently rebacked with a red morocco label. Uncommon, ESTC listing three copies in this country and eight others worldwide.

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

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

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

      Albritius & Rosa, 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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        Dissertation sur les maladies de l'urètre, qui ont besoin de bougies

      (2), 8, 20, 226, (6)pp. Paris, Pecquet, Versailles, André, 1751, in-12, (2), 8, 20, 226, (6)pp, 3 ouvrages reliés en un volume, veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l'époque), Avec, reliés à la suite, par le même auteur: - Manière de faire usage des bougies ou sondes antivénériennes. Et propres à guérir toutes les espèces de rétentions d'urines. Paris, Cernaisot, 1751. 13, (3)pp. - Observations pratiques sur les maladies de l'urèthre. Paris, Delaguette, 1756. XX, (4), 455, (1)pp. PREMIERES EDITIONS de ces trois ouvrages de Nicolas André (1704-80) qui fut chirurgien de la maison royale de Saint-Cyr pendant près de dix ans. La "dissertation" de ce recueil est très rare; elle manque aux principales bibliographies. Coiffes us, un mors fendu, coins émoussés

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        Memoires pour servir a l'histoire de la maison de Brandebourg

      - Chez Jean Neaulme, A Berlin et a La Haye 1751, In-12 (9,5x16,5cm), XXIII ((1) viij, 405pp., relié. - nuova edizione Legatura in piena screziato vitello marrone anticato. Indietro con i nervi decorati. parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Perdere la mascella nella testa. tappo testa delicata. Una piccola coda mancanza. 2 angoli urtato. tavole mal ripiegate. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale in-12 qui suit la première in-4 parue la même année. Elle est illustrée d'un tableau généologique, une carte generale des villes des quatres marches electorale , une carte généologique des prétendants, et une carte generale des villes et baillages de la prusse orientale ; soit 4 très grandes planches dépliantes. Deux parties avec deux pages de titre, dont la principale en rouge et noir avec une vignette de titre. Reliure en plein veau brun marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Manques aux mors en tête. Coiffe de tête fragile. Un petit manque en queue. 2 coins émoussés. Planches mal repliées. Coupures à la pliure sur au moins deux planches. Histoire de la maison de Brandebourg et biographie des principaux personnages qui l'ont constituée, la plus grande partie du Frédéric-Guillaume de Prusse. La seconde partie étudie l'histoire des moeurs et des superstitions du Brandebourg, avec la nécessité d'aborger et de créer de nouvelles lois.  

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        Commentarius de Iure Littoris vom Strand-Rechte. Hamburg, König, 1751. 2 Bll., 404 S., 1 Bl. Mit 1 gestoch. Titelvignetten, 3 gestoch. Textvignetten, 3 Kupfertafeln und 2 mehrf. gefalt. Kupferstichkarten. 4°. Ldr. d. Zt. mit RSch., RVerg. u. Goldschnitt (Kanten beschabt).

      1751 - Schröder VII, 54,3.- Erste Ausgabe.- Der Hamburger Jurist Jacob Schuback (1726-84), Sohn des Hamburger Bürgermeisters Nikolaus Schuback, erwarb sich als Syndikus große Verdienste um seine Heimatstadt.- Die Kupfer zeigen Signaltonnen, die Bake zu Cuxhaven, die Feuer-Blüse auf Neuwerk sowie 2 Münzen. Mit großformatigen Karten von Neuwerk und der Elbmündung mit Helgoland.- Breitrandiges Exemplar.- Der Anhang mit einigen Marginalien von alter Hand.- Teils leicht stockfleckig, vereinzelt etwas stärker. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Usages des globes céleste et terrestre faits par ordre du roy

      [1] f. de titre A Paris, chez Antoine Boudet, 1751, in-12, [1] f. de titre, XVIII-248-[2] p, 5 tableaux sur 6 ff, [6] ff. de table et d'approbation, basane jaspée de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge, tranches marbrées, 5 planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre, qui figurent les différents systèmes du monde, la sphère armillaire et 2 diagrammes techniques. Édition originale. Ouvrage en 18 problèmes sur les usages de la sphère armillaire, du globe terrestre et du globe céleste. Il fut publié à la suite de la réalisation de la fameuse paire de 18 pouces de diamètre (45,5 cm) commandée par Louis XV pour la Marine, sur laquelle le roi pouvait voir "toutes les nouvelles découvertes, que son académie avoit faites, & le progrès que l'astronomie & la géographie doivent à la protection royale" ; "Le globe céleste a été dessiné & gravé par le S. Gobin. La délicatesse de son burin, égale l'élégance de son crayon. Le globe terrestre peut-être regardé comme un chef-d'oeuvre en gravure géographique. Il suffit de dire qu'il a été exécuté par le jeune fils du S. Delehaye, qui fait unir la diligence avec l'habileté" (Préface). Les globes furent présentés au roi en novembre ou décembre 1751 avec un exemplaire de l'Usage des globes. La même année, le roi commanda à Vaugondy un très grand globe de 6 pieds (près de 2 mètres), dont le present ouvrage rapporte le projet, mais dont la construction n'aboutira pas en raison de son coût trop élevé. Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786), fils de Gilles Robert Vaugondy (sans la particule aristocratique), devint géographe ordinaire de Louis XV pour les globes en 1750 grâce à la confection d'un petit globe terrestre dont il avait conçu les fuseaux dès 1745 et qu'il accompagna de la publication d'un Abrégé des différents systêmes du monde. Il fut l'un des géographes les plus célèbres du Siècle de Lumières et son nom reste également associé aux entreprises éditoriales les plus importantes de son temps (Histoire naturelle de Buffon, L'esprit des lois de Montesquieu, l'Encyclopédie de Diderot et d'Alembert). "Néanmoins, il mourut dans la pauvreté la plus extrême. C'est Charles-François Delamarche, son second successeur, qui sut le mieux profiter pécuniairement de l'expérience et des connaissances acquises par les Vaugondy père et fils" (Sphæræ Mundi). Monique Pelletier, "Les globes dans les collections françaises aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles", in Cartographie de la France et du monde de la Renaissance au Siècle des Lumières, p. 30-44. Dahl et Gauvin, Sphæræ Mundi, p. 167 et suiv. Reliure très légèrement épidermée.

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        Nouvelle Histoire Poëtique, et deux Traités Abregés, l'un de la Poesie, l'autre de l'éloquence, composés pour l'usage de Mesdames

      Chez Jacques Guerin, Desprez, & Cavelier, a Paris 1751 - 3 voll. in-8° (174x100mm), pp. XIII, (3) di approvazione e privilegio, 231; VIII, 233-558; VIII, 286; legatura coeva p. pelle nocciola marmorizzata con dorsi a nervi adorni di titolo e di tomaison entro doppio tassello granata, nonché di filetti, decori vegetali e fiorellini in oro entro scomparti. Tagli marmorizzati policromi. Testatine, finalini e capilettera ornati o figurati incisi su rame. Ex-libris settecentesco del Conte di Brusasco inciso su rame dallo Stagnon, con suo blasone coronato affiancato da leoni rampanti. Qualche minimale brunitura. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale, molto poco comune. I primi due voll. contengono la Nouvelle Histoire Poëtique, un'esposizione divulgativa della mitologia classica, mentre il terzo contiene due trattazioni di carattere generale sull'arte poetica e sull'eloquenza. Jacques Hardion (Tours, 1686-Versailles, 1766), storico, traduttore ed erudito, godette della protezione di Turgot fu socio dell'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres dal 1728 e dell'Académie Française dal 1730. Bibliotecario della famiglia reale a Versailles, nella reggia impartì lezioni di storia e di letteratura ai figli di Luigi XV. 3 voll. in-8° (174x100mm), pp. XIII, (3), 231; VIII, 233-558; VIII, 286; reliure del'époque en plein cuir marbré avec dor orné de titre et décors en or. Tailles marbrés. Ex-libris du XVIII siècle du Comte de Brusasco gravépar Stagnon. Très bon exemplaire avec brunissures minimales. Édition originale, rare. Dans les premiers deux volume est contenue la Nouvelle Histoire Poëtique, tandis que le troisième contient deux traités sur l'art poétique et l'éloquence. Francese [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Versuch in Scherzgedichten und Versuch in sittlichen und zärtlichen Gedichten.

      Halle, Verlag Carl Hermann Hemmerde, 1751 und 1754. jeweils 1. Ausgaben. 71 Seiten und 4 Bl. 149 Seiten und 1 Bl. jeweils mit gestochener Titelvignette 16,5 cm, schlichter Pergamenteinband mit handgeschriebenen Rückenschild Einbanddeckel gewölbt, Titel des ersten Teils fingerfleckig, sonst teils leicht fleckig, 6 Bl. mit kl. Wurmgang ausserhalb des Textes Versand D: 3,00 EUR

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        Dissertatio historica de Cathedralis Ecclesiae neapolitanae... Accessit peremptorium edictum ad eluendas adversarii doctiss. criminationes

      excudentibus Novello de Bonis, 1751. 4to (cm. 25), 5 cc.nn., 364 pp., 2 cc.nn. (bianche) con tre incisioni n.t. Frontis. in rosso e nero, capilettera fig. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo oro su tassello dipinto al ds. Tagli screziati. Alcune pagine uniformemente brunite, ma buon esemplare. Lozzi (I, 3040): ‘Molto importante e non comune’.

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

      - Chez Nourse, A Londres 1751 - 1762, In-12 (10x17,2cm), 7 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese del Prévost è incontrato con il supplemento rara pubblicato nel 1762 e contiene l'elogio di Richardson in originale Diderot. Bound in pieno vitello marrone marmorizzato epoca. elegantemente decorate indietro liscia. parti del titolo e numero del volume in marocchino rosso (solo il settimo supplemento del volume pubblicato nel 1761, ma nel raccoglitore uniforme ha un numero del volume di stanza in Marocco nero). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française de l'abbé Prévost réunie avec le rare supplément parue en 1762 et qui contient l'Eloge de Richardson en originale de Diderot. L'illustration comprend 21 jolies figures dont les 13 premières par Eisen et les 8 dernières par Pasquier. Chaque tome contient deux parties avec des pages de titre particulières, sauf pour le volume de supplément qui contient lui, outre l'essai de Diderot les parties de l'oeuvre qui avaient été retranchées par Prévost. La première édition anglaise complète date de 1748. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos lisses élégamment ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin havane (seul le tome VII de supplément parue en 1761 mais en reliure uniforme possède une pièce de tomaison en maroquin noir). Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Un accroc ou travail de vers en tête du tome I. Une bordure basse dénudée au tome 1. Un petit manque en tête du tome II. Coiffe de queue du tome V en partie manquante avec le mors supérieur fendu en queue et léger manque de cuir. Mors inférieur du tome VI ouvert en tête, idem pour le tome VII. La plupart des coins émoussés. Malgré des défauts, bel exemplaire dans une reliure de qualité. Clarisse harlowe est le deuxième grand roman publié par l'auteur après l'immense succcès de Paméla ; c'est à nouveau un roman sentimental dont l'héroïne vertueuse se voit contrainte par sa famille d'épouser un homme noble, laid et obèse, contre son gré. Elle s'enfuira avec le dénommé Lovelace, le type même du libertin élégant, scélérat et fourbe, qui désire la contraindre corps et âme, l'entraînant dans un déchéance sociale et morale, mais ce sera sans compter les qualités vertueuses de Clarisse. Si le roman, du point de vue moderne pèche par sentimentalisme et longueur, il n'en demeure pas moins que la construction de l'intrigue, les rebondissements dramatiques et la psychologie marqueront durablement la littérature européenne. Diderot le clamera dans son Eloge de Richardson, et de nombreux auteurs s'en réclameront ou subiront son influence : Rousseau, Jane Austen, Choderlos de Laclos... L'oeuvre connaîtra un immense succès, et même si en raison de sa longueur, le roman est peu lu aujourd'hui, il demeure un des livres les plus émblématiques de la littérature du XVIIIe. On notera que l'essai de Diderot, outre l'éloge qui est fait de Richardson, est un véritable plaidoyer pour une nouvelle littérature, réaliste ; sa thèse rejoignant celle qu'il a écrite pour le théâtre.  

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        The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia

      T. Bensley for J. Edwards, Cadell and Davies, and J. White. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary morocco, marbled boards. Very Good. THE EARLIEST BOOK EVER PUBLISHED ON AMERICAN BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS; COMPLETE WITH 104 STUNNING HAND-COLORED FOLIO ENGRAVINGS. A BEAUTIFUL COPY IN RIVIERE & SON BINDING. "John Abbot, naturalist and artist, born at Bennet Street, St James, London, on 1 June 1751, was the second of the five children of John Abbot (d. 1787), a prosperous attorney, and his wife, Ann Clousinger. As a youth, Abbot developed a passion for entomology and for drawing, an enthusiasm that was supported by his father, who retained Jacob Bonneau, an accomplished draughtsman, as an art instructor for his son. The elder Abbot also bought illustrated works of natural history, including George Edwards's four-volume classic, A Natural History of Uncommon Birds (1743-51), which exerted a major stylistic influence on his son. The Abbots received as a gift a copy of Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands (1731-43), a work that probably contributed to Abbot's later decision to move to America. As a teenager, Abbot achieved a remarkable mastery of artistic technique, and by 1770 was invited to exhibit his watercolour drawings of British insects at the Society of Artists of Great Britain, of which he was an honorary member. Apprenticed to his father as a law clerk in 1769, Abbot found that legal matters were 'little to my liking when my thoughts was ingrossed by Natural history'; and in the same year he firmly resolved to pursue natural history as a career, after being awestruck by the vast entomological collections of Dru Drury. Under Drury's influence, Abbot decided to travel to North America; and in 1773, having received sponsorship from the Royal Society and from Drury and Thomas Martyn (fl. 1760-1816), Abbot sailed to Virginia, where he began shipping specimens to his British patrons. In December 1775 he moved to the lower Savannah River area of Georgia, where he lived for the rest of his life, residing at various times in Savannah and in Bulloch, Burke, and Screven counties. "Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were 'certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country' (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review). "Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)" (Dictionary of National Biography). Sabin 25. Bound by Riviere & Son, with binder's stamp on front free endpaper of each volume. Text in English and French. Later issue, as usual, with most plates with 1822 watermark on J. Whatman Turkey Mills wove paper. [Full title]: The Natural History of the rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Including their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot, many years resident in that country, by James Edward Smith. London: printed by T. Bensley for J. Edwards, Cadell and Davies, and J. White, 1797 [but 1822]. Folio (12x15.5 in./ 303 x 394mm) c.1900 three-quarter morocco by Riviere & Son, marbled boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Mild scuffing to bindings; vol I binding with a gouge in the leather (approx. 1/2 inch by 1 inch) on the board; toning to blank endpaper from laid-in related newspaper clipping; offsetting to blanks following plates (as usual); some foxing to text leaves, plates exceptionally clean. An outstanding set.

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        Die ungemein schöne und gelehrte Finnländerin Salome. Es finden sich in dieser ihrer Lebens-Geschichts-Beschreibung verschiedene nigromantische, magische, auch curieuse Liebes-Begebenheiten. Zweyte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig, ohne Drucker, 1751. - 8°. Gestochenes Frontispiz, Titel in Rot und Schwarz, 316 SS. Pappe d. Zt. "Ullrich, Robinsonaden 26a; Dünnhaupt 7.1; Hayn-G. VII, 43. Seltene, gegenüber der Erstausgabe von 1748 etwas erweiterte zweite Ausgabe dieser kuriosen Robinsonade um ein entführtes Mädchen aus Finnland, das nach einem Schiffbruch auf einer einsamen Insel landet, unterwegs aber genug schwarze wie weisse Künste gelernt hat um sich abwechslungsreich die Zeit vertreiben zu können. Ungewöhnlich für eine Robinsonade ist die grosse Rolle, die Alchemie und Magie spielen. Salome "macht allerley curieuse und theils gefährliche Experimenta", sie bringt Leiern zum Verstummen, kann durch Anhauchen vergiften und wieder heilen, stellt "sodomitisches Obst" her, "worinnen nichts als Staub und Asche befindlich" etc. Das hübsche Frontispiz zeigt die gelehrte Heldin zwischen Büchern, Landkarten, naturwissenschaftlichen Instrumenten, einem Globus etc. " "- Etwas gebräunt, teils etwas fleckig, Vorsätze mit alten Notizen, meist innen jedoch sauber. Einband stark berieben und bestossen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      35 Bände. 21 Textbände (einschließlich 4 Supplementbände). 12 Tafelbände (einschließlch 1 Supplementband), sowie 2 Registerbände. Reprint der Ausgabe Paris 1751 - 1780. Verlagsfrisches Exemplar und sehr gut erhalten. 9783772801167

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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, - [8] Bl., 454 S., [20] Bl. Halbpergament der Zeit mit dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Einband berieben, Ecke bestoßen, innen sauber, insgesamt gutes u. seltenes Exemplar. la Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls, In Which Their Importance is Considered: And Plain Rules are Exhibited For Ascertaining the Value of Both: And the True Method of Manufacturing Diamonds.

      Printed by C. and J. Ackers for the Author, London 1751 - 8vo (208 x 128 mm). [6], viii, [18], 155, [3] pp., including list of subscribers, 3 letterpress tables, 10 engraved plates and 20 engraved tables. Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving old lettering piece (boards little rubbed, corners scuffed, new endpapers). Little browning and scattered light foxing to text, very light browning to engravings. Provenance: George Piekus(?) (contemporary ink signature at head of title). Very good copy. ---- Ward & Carozzi 1210; Sinkankas 3196 , cf. 3195. - SECOND EDITION of a classic work for the gemstone trade, substantially rewritten and augmented to include a new section on Brazilian diamonds, diamond cutting in India, and alternative methods of valuation. In 1750 Jefferies published the first comprehensive manual in English describing the evaluation of diamonds and pearls according to size and style of cut. While luster and the nearest approximation of spherical perfection were the criteria for valuing pearls, the brilliance of the diamond factored less into its value than did retaining the greatest weight through the cut. "The 'ideal' cut in Jeffries' time is a cushion brilliant, 'old mine' cut, with the pavilion much deeper than employed in modern stones. The proportions and facet patterns are shown in plate 1" (Sinkankas). Other plates show rose cut gems which are graduated in size and weight. The text also explains cutting techniques. Immensely popular and readable, the work went through many editions in English and was translated into several languages. Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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