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        The Tryal of Thomas Colley . . . For the cruel and inhuman Murder of Ruth Osborne . . . by ducking her in Marlston-Mere . . . under Supposition of her being a Witch [together with the accounts of several other trials]

      London: Printed for T. Brown in the Little Old Bailey [etc.], 1751. Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the imprint and lower margin shaved, one line sometimes lost (supplied in manuscript); a delicate but usable survival First edition of a rare trial account arising from the last instance of the death in England of an accused witch, drowned by a lynch mob led by Thomas Colley, himself then convicted of the murder and executed; three copies in ESTC, none in England

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Das Neueste aus der anmuthigen Gelehrsamkeit. Herausgeber Johann Christoph Gottsched

      Leipzig, Breitkopf 1751 -1762. 18 cm. Band 1-6, 8-12 (von 12) in 11 Bänden (je 12 Teile). Mit insges. 130 (von 132) gestochen Frontispiz und 10 Seiten Musiknoten. Festeinband, Ledereinband-Bde. der Zeit mit Rsch. - Goed. III, 359, 5 - Jantz 1160 - Wilke II, 12f - Seebaß-Edelmann I, 332f (1-2, 10) - Nahezu vollständige Serie der seltenen kritischen Monatsschrift, hauptsächlich von Gottsched bestritten. Mitarbeiter waren und a. F. W. Beer, J. A. Cramer, P. C. Henrici, M. G. Lichtwehr, C. O. v. Schönaich, D. W. Triller. Enthält neben zahlreichen Auszügen und Inhaltsangaben von Büchern auch Rezensionen und selbständige Abhandlungen aus der literarischen und gelehrten Welt, und a. über: Wellers Nachricht von dem seltenen Buche "Ars moriendi"; Miltons Gebrauch der Neuern in seinem verlornen Paradiese; Nachrichten über die Peutingersche Karte; Christian von Wolfs Leben; Abhandlung über die Kosaken; Süßmilch: die göttliche Ordnung in den Veränderungen des menschlichen Geschlechts; Vom Einbalsamieren der Ägypter; Lob- und Gedenkreden auf Melanchthon (1760); Klagegedichte auf "Wittenberg im Feuer der Belagerung"; Bericht über den erstmals beobachteten Venusdurchgang am 6. Juni 1761; Gerhard Meermann. Anmerkungen von dem Ursprung unseres heutigen Papiers. Die Frontispizes mit Illustrationen zu Aufsätzen, und a.: Peutingersche Tafeln, Ausbruch des Vesuvs, Zwinger zu Dresden, Ansicht von Helgoland, Universal-Mikroskop, Schloß Dornburg, Kreuzkirche zu Dresden vor dem Brand, Wittenberg während und nach der Bombardierung, Karte von Sibirien. in Band 1 fehlen 2 Frontispiz und Titel zu Nr. 1. Im ganzen gut erhaltene Exemplare, teilweise berieben, an 3 Bänden Rückensch. abgeblättert, Band 5 und 10 anfangs Feuchtigkeitsspuren, sonst fast fleckenfrei. -

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        Der italienische Aesopus oder Bertholds satyrische Geschichte : darinnen seine sonderbare Begebenheiten, sinnreiche Einfa lle, u. kluge Auffu hrung bey Hofe . nebst seinem Testamente enthalten ; aus d. Franzo sischen ins Teutsche u bersetz.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig: Bey Heinrich Ludwig Broenner, 1751. - Octavo. [xxx], 221pp. ):( 8, A8-S8. Title-page in red-and-black. Contemporary calf. With a hand-colored frontispiece by A. Reinhardt. Hayn-Gotendorf I, 30.

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        Barbarian Cruelty; Or, an Accurate and Impartial Narrative of the Unparallel'd Sufferings and almost Incredible Hardships of the British Captives, belonging to the Inspector Privateer, Capt. Richard Veale, Commander, during their Slavery under the Arbitrary and Despotic Government of Muley Abdallah, Emperor of Fez and Morocco Third Edition. [Bound together with:] A Supplement to the Barbarian Cruelty

      London: R. Walker, 1751 - Octavo (171 × 102 mm). Recent sprinkled half calf to style, red morocco label, raised bands with gilt rules, small floral tools to compartments, marbled sides. Somewhat browned, repairs to verso of 2 plates, no loss of text or image; a nicely presented copy of an uncommon book. Portrait, 5 folding plates. Third edition of the main text, first published in the same year, first edition of the supplement which contains the accounts of four of Troughton's fellow captives. "A scarce account of the adventures of the survivors of the Privateer Inspector, which was wrecked on the coast of Morocco" (Cox). One of the most infamous incidents involving the enslavement of British seamen occurred in 1746 when the ship Inspector, was wrecked in Tangier Bay, "All eighty-seven survivors were taken into captivity It was five long years before Troughton and his surviving comrades were brought back by the British Government" (Milton, White Gold p269). Troughton sets out to relate in detail, "not only an Account of the various Hardships which our now happy ransomed Slaves were obliged to undergo under the tyrannical Treatment of their respective Task-Masters, or Overseers, but a succinct Account likewise of the Country in which they were taken Captives, and of the wild and extravagant Measures which are occasionally pursued by the Emperor of the Place, whose Will alone is his Law and whose Orders, however irrational, inhuman, or unaccountable they may be, must, on no Pretext whatever, be contested or disobeyed flattering ourselves that a Narrative of such Variety of shocking Incidents, and unheard-of Cruelties, will of themselves by sufficiently amusing" (Author's Preface). So outlandish was his tale that Troughton went to great lengths construct an effective "strategy of authentication" (Colley, Captives p90). "He swore to the authenticity of his captivity narrative in front of its printer, and before the Lord Mayor of London himself, Sir Francis Cockayne. He even took twenty-one of his fellow sailors and former comrades in captivity along with him to the Mansion House to 'attest to the accuracy of his account.' Their combined testimonies, which bore the names of the seamen able to write and the marks of those who could not, were inserted as a preface to [the] published text, in a transparent attempt to reassure and convince readers before they embarked on it." Colley, Captives: Britain, Empire and the World, 1600-1850; Cox I, p. 382; Milton, White Gold: the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ECCELLENZA io non amo se non l'incontro [incipit, opera senza frontespizio].

      [1751], S.l.n.d., 1751 - in-4, pp. 14, leg. cartone rust. coevo con d. rinforzato in cart. marmorizz. Raro opuscolo la cui data si evince al fine della Lettera. Con una gr. tav. più volte ripiegata composta da due tavv. giuntate raff. il lungo prospetto del ponte di Bassano. Con una interess. storia del celebre ponte riedificato nel 1748 dall'architetto Bartolomeo Ferracina (1692-1777) su quello progettato dal Palladio. Importante disamina sui criteri usati per la ricostruzione del noto ponte rispetto a quelli del Palladio. Sono ampiamente descritte le tipologie dei materiali usati: "legni di castagnaro" di Asolo, le "pianezze", colonne in legno, la macchina per il "battipalo", ecc. Gamba p.86: "Contro l'opera ferraciniana si stampò una lunga lettera anonima in data 12 settembre 1751 [la nostra] arricchita da due tavole in rame. Si crede che l'edizione sia stata eseguita in Ferrara e ne fu giudicato l'Autore il signor Francesco Maria Preti architetto e matematico di Castelfranco.". A quest'opera seguì un'apologia per mano di D. Lorenzo Maria Della Riva anch'essa pubblicata anonima e con il titolo "Il Ponte di Bassano difeso". Ottimo stato di conservazione. [383]

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      Por Pedro Escuder - Barcelona. 1751. 15X10. 4h+279Pág+2h. Holandesa con puntas. Muy raro ejemplar de medicina con las dos obras correspondientes. Ref 9.6 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hermes. Or, A Philosophical Enquiry concerning Language and Universal Grammar

      London: Printed by H. Woodfall, for J. Nourse, 1751., 1751. First Edition. 8vo.; pp. xix, 426, (26). Bound in recent half speckled calf with raised bands and red title label to spine, marbled boards. Some age toning, occasional and light foxing; minute tear to fore margin of a few pages; library stamp to recto and verso of title page with pen mark, and to p.1. Very good indeed. The most important and influential eighteenth-century works on language.

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        Journal du Voyage fait par Ordre du Roi, a l'Équateur, servant d'Introduction historique a la Mesure des Trois Premiers Degrés du Méridien.

      - Three maps & three plates (all engraved & mostly folding) and one folding printed table. 1 p.l., xxxvi, 280, xv pp. Large 4to, cont. marbled calf, spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1751.First edition and a very pretty copy. This is the second account by La Condamine (1701-74), of the famous expedition to Peru which "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."D.S.B., XV, p. 270. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        Viridarium Florentinum sive conspectus plantarum quae floruerunt, & semina dederunt hoc anno 1750. in Horto Caesareo Florentino. Una cum adnotationibus . circa genericas plantarum nomenclaturas, simulque cum constitutione trium novorum Generum Niccolinia, Seguieria, & Guettardia.

      - Florentiae, B. Paperini, 1751. 8vo (142 x 220mm). pp. xv, (1), 109, (2), 32. Title printed in black and red. Contemporary boards, with manuscript title on spine. A fine copy of this rare catalogue of the plants growing in the Florence Botanical Garden. Xaviero Manetti was director of the garden from 1742 to 1782. The catalogue lists some 1200 plants, with an appendix of 325 newly introduced species. Manetti was instrumental in introducing the Linnaean system into Italy. Manetti is better known for his magnificent work on birds 'Storia naturale degli Uccelli' (1767-76).Stafleu & Cowan 5339. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Grand Magazine of Magazines; or a Public Register of Literature and Amusement

      M. Cooper, London 1751 - M. Cooper, London, 1751. January - June 1751, title-page dated 1750. 8º, pp. 492 + index. Complete with copper-engraved frontispiece, portraits of Dryden and Pope, and three folding copper-plates, one of which is a map of the Fench Settlements in North America. This volume is notable for the printing in the April issue of Gray's "Elegy written in a Country Church-yard". Gray had completed the poem in 1750, and sent a copy to his friend Horace Walpole, who had circulated it amongst the London literati. It seems that Walpole had a better understanding of the poem's importance than Gray himself. In 1751 it emerged that the publishers of the Grand Magazine were intending to published a pirated version of the poem. Gray and Walpole then persuaded Robert Dodsley, the publisher, to print and publish Gray's poem to pre-empt the pirated version. The subsequent success of his poem seems to have surprised the author, who was perhaps unconscious of the power of his own poetic imagery. Clean fresh copy, a little light browning/offsetting to folding plates. In a plain modern binding of quarter calf on paper-covered boards. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Richard Smith]
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        Practisches medicinisches Handbuch, oder kurzer, doch hinlänglicher Unterricht, wie man die innerlichen Kranckheiten am besten curiren soll. Nebst einer Abhandlung von der Vortreflichkeit der mechanischen Artzeney-Lehre.

      Michael Blochberger,, Leipzig, 1751 - Neue verbesserte Auflage. Leipzig, Michael Blochberger, 1751. 8°. 92, (4) 592 (recte 590), (68) S., (1) Bl. Mit 1 gest. Portrait. Pappbd. d. Zt. (Rücken u. hint. Deckel ersetzt unter Verwendung des goldgepr. Rückenschildes d. Zt.). Eine von zahlreichen Auflagen des populären Werks von Laurentius Heister. - Neue Vorsätze. Teilweise etwas stock- und fingerfleckig. (Rücken u. hint. Deckel ersetzt unter Verwendung des goldgepr. Rückenschildes d. Zt.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Printed for S. Richardson, Sold by John Osborn, Andrew Millar, J. and J. Rivington, J. Leake 1751 - RO40196574: 6 tomes d'env. 400 pages chacun. Tome V manquant. Pièces de titre noires (parfois détachées ou manquantes) sur les dos. Titre, bandeaux et filets dorés sur les dos. Filets dorés encadrant les plats. Dos et plats légèrement frottés. Annotations au dos du 1er plat du tome I. In seven volumes (here only 6), To each of which is added a Table of contents. The fourth edition in which many passages and some Letters are restored from the original manuscripts. In-8 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Navale D’Angleterre, depuis la conquête des normands en 1066, jusqu’à la fin de l’année 1734. Tirée des historiens les plus appprouvés des Manuscrits originaux, des Actes publics, des Traités & des Journaux. Avec un grand nombre de faits et d’observations qui n’avaient point été publiés. Traduite de l’Anglois de Thomas Lediard, ci-devant Secretaire du Roi d’Angleterre, & son Envoyé extraordinaire en Hollande.

      A Lyon, Chez les Freres Duplain, 1751 - 3 vol. in-4° ; front. allégorique gravé-(2)-LXXVIII-(1)-1 vignette [Delamonce In. & Joubert Sc.]-668 pp./(2)-1 vignette [Delamonce In. & L L. Grand Sc.]-707 pp./(2)-1 vignette [Delamonce In. & L L. Grand Sc.]-748 pp., pleine basane marbrée, dos à nerfs, caissons or, fleurette or, p. de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges, rel. uniforme de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Chadenat, 1412. Polak, 5580. Édition originale de la traduction française. Quelques titres de chapitres intéressants : La vie et les découvertes de Christophe Colomb (t. I, p. 161) , Voyage de Hugh Willoughby qui tente au nord-est la découverte d’un passage à la Chine (t. I, p. 247), Les deux premiers voyages du capitaine John Hawkins aux Indes occidentales (t. I, p. 299), Relation circonstanciée du fameux voyage de François Drake autour du globe (t. I, p. 363), Voyage du capitaine Oxenham à la Mer du Sud (t. I, p. 341), Voyages à la découverte de la Virginie (t. I, p. 480), Voyage du fameux Thomas Canvendish au détroit de Magellan (t. I, p. 599), Établissement de la première Compagnie des Indes occidentales (t. II, p. 145), Voyage d’Hudson pour la découverte du pôle septentrional (t. II, p. 235), Les premiers Anglais à la Caroline (t. II, p. 350), etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Venus Physique.

      S.l., 1751 - In 16mo; pp. 240, 5. Wide margins. Original boards. Blake, pag. 293; Garrison Morton, 215.2. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeine Geschichte der Handlung und Schiffahrt, der Manufacturen und Künste, des Finanz- und Cameralwesens, zu allen Zeiten und bey allen Völkern. 2 Teile in 1 Band.,

      Breslau, Korn, 1751 - 1754. - 26 cm. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und 2 gestoch. Titelvignetten. 4 Bl., 654 (recte 650) S. + 2 Bl., Seiten (655-)1082. *Holzm./Boh. Anonym VI, 5303 - Humpert 3609, 5135. - Geschichte des Handels und Gewerbes von der Antike bis zum Mittelalter: Ägypten, Arabien, Indien, Nordeuropa, Genua, Venedig und Deutsches Reich (auch über die Hanse). Am Schluß mit Ausführungen über den Seehandel Genuas und Venedigs sowie zur deutschen Handelsgeschichte im 15. Jahrhundert. Das von Johann David Schleuen gestochene Frontispiz (an den weißen Außenrändern kaum sichtbar fachmännisch restauriert) zeigt eine allegorische Landschaft, im Vordergrund Handelsleute aus aller Welt in friedlichem Handel. - Insgesamt sehr schönes sauberes Exemplar in einem dekorativen Meistereinband, dieser signiert: "K.H. Neumann". Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Neuerer signierter Meistereinband auf 4 Bünden in blauem Kalbsleder mit Deckel-, Kanten- und Innenkantenvergoldung in stabilem seidengefüttertem Schuber. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Histoire de la Jamaïque, traduite de l"Anglois. Par M.***, [Joseph Raulin] ancien Officier de Dragons.

      Londres: Chez Nourse, 1751 - Première édition française, 2 tomes in-12; T.I: [iv], 285p. T.II: [iv], 248p.; 6 planches dépliantes gravées par Nicolas-Jean-Baptiste de Poilly reliées in-fine. Reliure d"époque en plein veau marbré, dos lisse orné, gardes marbrées, tranches rouges. Coiffes inférieures arasées avec petit travail de vers en pied des mors, mais un bon exemplaire frais. Ouvrage anonyme, souvent attribué à Sir Hans Sloane mais parfois à Charles Leslie [exemplaire de la British Library], qui signe la dédicace dans l"édition anglaise de 1740. Sloane passa une quinzaine de mois entre 1687 et 1689 en Jamaïque, où il avait suivi le duc d"Albermarle en qualité de médecin. Il assembla une superbe collection botanique, et publia ses travaux en 1707 et 1725. Le présent ouvrage, sous forme de treize lettres, couvre l"histoire de la Jamaïque jusqu"en novembre 1739 et fait référence plusieurs fois au "Sieur Hans Sloane" et à sa collection de plantes. L"ouvrage comprend des détails fort intéressants sur les tremblements de terre, les pirates, les esclaves, le commerce, les relations avec l"Espagne, l"histoire naturelle? Les six planches gravées de Nicolas-Jean-Baptiste de Poilly représentent un moulin à sucre, des hirondelles de mer, un alligator, un arbre à café, du gingembre, un "régime de figues ou bananes". Voir la longue notice de Boucher de La Richarderie VI,186. Chadenat II, 4668, 5618, 6128. Cox II,216. Sabin 35585, 40190, 82167. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        Caius Svetonius Tranquillus, ex recensione Francisci Oudendorpii. J.G. Graevii, et J. Gronovi, nec non ineditis Caroli Andreae Dukeri, adnotationibus.

      apud S. Luchtmans,, Lugduni Batavorum, 1751 - Due parti in un volume di cm. 21, pp. (42) 1024 (36). Frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale, antiporta figurata e 12 tavole fuori testo. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Bellissima legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con dorso fittamente decorato in oro ed armi al centro dei piatti. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Stimabile edizione, la prima con questo commento, impreziosita da una legatura assai elegante. Cfr. Brunet (V, 583): "Edition que les notes d'Oudendorp rendent trés-recommandable". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations de J.J. Rousseau, de Genève. Sur la Réponse qui a été faite à son Discours. (Par le Roi de Pologne, Stanislao, Duc de Lorrain).

      - S.l., 1751, in-16, copertina posticcia. Fregio xilografico sul frontespizio, testata e iniziale incisi in legno. Ex libris Caproni. Iª edizione. Cfr. Correspondence compléte de J.J. Rousseau par R.A. Leigh. Tome II. Genève 1965.

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        Aristophanous Ploutos

      Mouckiana Firenze 1751 - Prima edizione della traduzione in lingua italiana IL PLUTO DI ARISTOFANE Opera illustrata e pubblicata dall'Abate Giuseppe Fabiani. In 8° grande, due volumi in uno, bellissima rilegatura in vitello biondo coevo, dorso e piatti decorati a piccoli ferri dorati, tagli dipinti in oro, fogli di guardia marezzati, tassello in oro al dorso, ex libris, pagine 158 - 192 + silloge (detti proverbiali usati da Aristofane nella Commedia delle Nuvole, riportati ed illustrati da Erasmo nelle Chiliadi da Paolo Manuzio negli Adagi), dorso e angoli abilmente restaurati, due frontespizi con due stupende incisioni in rame. Ottime edizioni, pubblicate postume (l'autore l'Abate Fabiani deceduto nel 1742). * Vedi Gamba 2129, 2130. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Formulae'. Et: 'Plantae quae praecipue sine temporibus apud practicos in usu sunt'. Anonymes Manuskript in französischer und lateinischer Sprache, nach 1690, braune Tinte auf Papier, 179 S., (13) S. (Index), (32) S., Blattgröße 16,5 x 10,5 cm.

      - Lederband der Zeit, ohne Rückentitel, die reiche Rückenvergoldung etwas verblasst (Einband stellenweise berieben). Die vorliegende Handschrift besteht aus 2 Teilen: der erste Teil ist in französischer und lateinischer Sprache abgefasst, wobei der lateinische Text weitgehend identisch ist mit dem posthum erst 1751 in Lyon im Druck erschienenen Werk 'Medicamentorum constitutio, seu Formulae Caroli Barbeirac, in lucem editae ac auctae, curà & studio Doctoris medici Monspessulani (Jacobi Farjon)', das zwar Barbeyrac (1629 - 1699) als Autor nennt, aber von seinem Neffen Sydobre zusammengestellt worden sein soll (vergl. Wellcome II, S. 98). Behandelt werden in diesem ersten Teil 'Des remedes externes' und 'Des remedes moyen', wobei einzelne Heilmittel, deren Wirkung und die Zusammensetzung vorgestellt werden - geordnet nach der Art ihrer Herstellung : Absud, Bouillon, Emulsion, Creme, Sirup, Milch, Tabletten, Puder etc. Ab Seite 97 werden die Therapien erläutert: Bäder, Umschläge, Tropfen, Pflaster, Salben, Riechkissen, Klistiere, Gurgeln etc. Charles de Barbeyrac erhielt seine medizinische Ausbildung zunächst in Aix en Provence, dann in Montpellier und wurde dort 1658 zum Professor ernannt. Die in der vorliegenden Handschrift in französischer Sprache abgefassten Kapitel sind eine nicht gedruckte französische Übersetzung dieses Textes. Das Schriftbild und einige Hinweise im Text (so heißt es etwa im Zusammenhang mit der Verwendung des Chinins, "il n'y a quenviron cinquante ans quelle est en usage" , S. 72) legen eine Datierung der Handschrift auf etwa 1690 nahe. Tatsächlich wurde die Chinarinde (pulvis cardinalis, cortex peruvianus, pulvis jesuiticus) um 1640 nach Europa gebracht und durch die Jesuiten bekannt gemacht. Andere Aussagen, wie die über die Herstellung von Schokolade, Tee und Kaffee (S. 76 ff.) weisen auf die gleiche Zeit der Abfassung hin. Dann wäre das Manuskript etwa 60 Jahre vor der Drucklegung des Textes entstanden - ob als Vorlesungsmitschrift oder Druckvorlage, müßte eine eingehendere Untersuchung klären. Der zweite Teil, mit der Beschreibung der gängigen Medizinalpflanzen, ist ausschließlich in Latein abgefasst und beginnt mit der Wermutpflanze (absynthium) um im Folgenden für zahlreiche weitere Pflanzen anzugeben, welche Teile als Heilmittel Verwendung finden können. - Von wenigen Tintenflecken abgesehen, nahezu fleckenfrei und kaum gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Tome neuvième : Suite du livre II: Voyages de Carré & de L'Estra aux Indes Orientales. (Paris quarto ed.).

      Paris, Didot, 1751. - 4to. (VIII)+646+(1) pp. Complete with 5 engr. maps (incl. 3 fold.), 5 plans (incl. 2 fold.), 13 plts. (incl. 2 fold.), 3 plts. with alphabeths of Siam & Bali. Hardcover. Contemp. mottled calf, spine gilt, with raised bands & 2 title labels). VG. (Top of spine sl. dam., fore-edge of frontcover a bit dam./rubbed; marginal waterst., 2 plts. browned). * Incl. the voyages to the East Indies by Carré, de Lestra (or de L'Estra), Jean Ovington (Suratte), Pierre Will-Floris (Arrakan), Alexandre de Rhodes (Tonquin), Guy Tachard (Siam), Chevalier Chaumont (Siam), Tachard, Père de Fontenay (Siam, China), Occum Chamnan (Siam to Portugal), Fernand Mendez Pinto (China, Tartary), Dellon (Malabar), Guillaume de Methold, Tavernier (Tipra, Asem, Golconde, Pegu), Nicolas Graaf (Ganges), Luillier (Bengal, Ganges). With detailed descriptions of Tonquin & Siam, and a supplement of the description of Bourbon Island & Ile de France. - Maps, plans & plates are: Plan de Bombay - Carte de la Rivière Tonquin - Plan de la Ville de Louvo - Plan de la Ville de Siam - Carte du cours du Menam - Carte de l'Isle de Sumatra - Plan de Pondichéry - Carte des Royaumes de Siam, de Tonquin, de Pegu, d'Ava, d'Arakan, etc.; Alphabets Siamois et Balis - Mandarins Siamois - Cori, coquillage servant de monnaie - Vue de Surate - Cabinet de feuillage - Couvent de Talapoins - Le Roi de Brama - Le Roi d'Achem - Palais de Cha-sousa & Plan de la ville de Mongher - Animal qui produit le musc - Fort Hollandois de Paliacate - Ville de Cananor - Vue de Siam - Masulipatan - Princesse, mère du Nabab d'Arcatte - Grands du Royaume de Tonquin. - Sabin 65403; Landwehr VOC, 265. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Encyclopedie ou dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers par une societe des gens de lettres. 17 Textbände (Band I-XVII) und 12 Tafelbände (Band I-XII) [= 28 Bände].

      Neuchatel (d. i. Paris, 9 Bde.), Lucca (4 Bde.), Genf (1 Bd.), Paris (14 Bde.) 1751 - 1751-1778. HLdr. u. Ldr. Folio. in Band VII sind 4 Tafeln und in Band VIII sind 8 Tafeln anderer Ausgaben eingebunden - Einbände fachgerecht erneuert, alle Bände mit einheitlichem Lederrücken mit 2 Rückenschildern, die Buchdeckel in 4 Varianten (neues Leder, Orig.-Leder mit Goldprägung, Orig.-Leder und neue Pp. mit marmor. Bezugspapier), Papier der in Lucca gedruckten Bände aufgrund der schlechteren Papierqualität teilweise gebräunt und teils mit Feuchtigkeitsrändern, sonst in schöner und sauberer Erhaltung 62000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Encyclopedie. Recueil de plances sur les sciences les arts liberaux, et les arts mecaniques: avec leur explication.

      1751-52, Paris 1751 - [ '700 Figurato - Stampe](cm. 41x 26) Tratta da questa prima edizione in folio: (Anatomia) Anatomie. -pp.22 di testo + 32 bellissime tavole (di 33), Manca la tavola n°21. Esemplare ottimo [F.81] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DELLE ANTICHE TERME DI FIRENZE. Autore Accademico Fiorentino.

      Stecchi,, Firenze, 1751 - in-4, pp. VIII, 72, bella leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. mss al d. Dedicat. al Cardinale Angelo Maria Querini di Brescia. Ediz. orig. Con 2 belle tavv. ripiegate, una inc. in rame raff. un antico acquedotto e la carta topografica dei dintorni di Firenze fino a Fiesole con le mura, inc. in xilogr. Altre xilogr. n.t. Opera del letterato toscano (1690-1788) piuttosto rara, registrata solo in 6 biblioteche italiane secondo Iccu. Moreni II, p. 24. Lozzi 1871. Fresco esempl. [539]

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        Principes du Droit Politique. Two Volumes in One. 12mo

      Chez Zacharie Chatelain, Amsterdam 1751 - Contemporary mottled calf, gilt, rubbed, endpapers marbled, quite a pretty copy, this the duodecimo issuance, a quarto edition published simultaneously First edition of one of the two principal works of Burlamaqui "demonstrably, a primary source of the theory voiced in the Declaration of Independence", written with considerable lucidity and clarity of thought [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dagbok Öfwer en Ostindisk Resa Åren 1750. 1751. 1752.

      - Med Anmärkningar uti Naturkunnigheten, främmande Folkslags Språk, Seder, hushållning, m.m. På Fleras åstundan Utgifwen. Jemte 12 Tabeller Och Afledne Skepps=Predikaten Toréns Bref. Stockholm Lor. Ludv. Grefing, 1757. 8:o. (8),376,(16) s. + 12 graverade planscher. Samtida kalvskinnband med gulddekorerad rygg. Ny titeletikett. Översta 4 mm av ryggen saknas. Liten bit saknas vid ryggens fot mot främre fals. Nötta yttre falsar. Nött övre yttre hörn. Nya för- och eftersättsblad. Pl. 10 och 11 med reva i nedre marginalen Pl. 12 med lagad reva in i bildytan nedre kant. Inlagan med en del brunfläckar. Sidan 7/8 med liten pappersförlust i yttre kant. Gammal namnteckning P. G. Tollberg på titelbladets verso. Namnstämpel Sten Hansson på försättsblad. Ex libris Fritz Stenström och Ex libris Anne och Kaj Stenström. 20 x 13 cm.[#\29767]

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        Ex recensione Francisci Oudendorpii, qui variantes lectiones, suasque animadversiones adjecit, intermixtis J. G. Graevii, et J. Gronovii, nec non ineditis Caroli Adreae Dukeri

      - Renouard´s copy, bound by Bisiaux. 1751. Leyden. Samuel Luchtman. Two volumes in 8vo (211 mm x 123 mm). 1 vellum + 1 [blank] + 21 ff + 557 + 1 vellum + 1 [blank]; 1 ff + 561-1024 + 18 + 1 vellum + 16 plates. Truly gorgeous olive green morocco by Bisiaux with his ticket, boards heavily gilt with outer narrow interlacing gilt, double gilt fillets framing a wider interlacing tooling, inner frame with pointille facing inwards and corner pieces, spines flat lavishly tooled in gilt forming compartments, edges gilt, inner dentelle heavily gilt; pasteboards in gilt-tooled brown morocco and silk linings, a little rubbed, first volume with head of spine presenting small loss, gently rubbed on hinges and corners, else fine and remarkably well preserved. Soiling and browning to a few pages, mainly to plates, else fine. Important edition of Suetonius´s works on the lives of the Ceasar´s. Carefully produced edition, heavily annotated and illustrated with two frontispieces, twelve plates with the portraits and medals of the Caesars and two additional engraved medallion-portraits of Julius Caesar and Horatius. A most desirable copy, bound by Bisiaux in a lavishly tooled olive green morocco, with vellum endpapers. Provenance, from the library of the celebrated bibliophile Renouard (N° 1735); library of John Delaware Lewis, with ex libris on front pastedown; library of Geoffrey D. Hobson, large ex libris on both volumes. Brunet V, 583 (¿Trés recommendable¿). Dibdin II, 443. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Siecle de Louis XIV

      C.F. Henning, Berlin 1751 - Complete in two volumes. Full calf leather bindings, red leather title labels and gilt decoration to spines. Good solid bindings. Volume one has light rippling to the pages and foxing up to page 3, volume II is very clean throughout. Engraved bookplate to front endpapers (Charles Grave Hudson - 1st Baronet Hudson, of Wanlip Hall, Leicestershire.) The first edition of one of Voltaire's most important works, a landmark in the development of historiography, published under the alternative pseudonym M. de Francheville. A very nice example. Hardback. Printed pages: xii, 488, [2] + ii, 466 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le siècle de Louis XIV : Pub. par M. de Francheville

      C F Henning, Berlin 1751 - Vellum darkened and with some surface cracking, light extremity wear; light foxing. No half-title pages. Errata page for both volumes bound at end of Vol I. Two custom owners' bookplates in first volume. Solid hardcovers. ; French language. Half vellum binding with marbled boards. Two of two volumes, complete. Bengesco, I, 1178. This work was the most researched and carefully prepared of Voltaire's works. He began work on this project in 1734 while at the Chateau Cirey, put it aside in 1738, and resumed work on it in 1750. First Edition, First Printing of Voltaire's pioneering historical study of the age of King Louis XIV, published while Voltaire was resident at the court of King Frederick II of Prussia.; [xii], 488, [2] errata; [ii], 466 in 2v pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIE ISTORICHE della città di Fano, raccolte e pubblicate da

      Leonardi,, Fano, 1751 - 2 gr. voll. in folio, pp. XXIII, 472; (4), 356, CXIX, bella leg. cart. rust. coevo con tit. mss al d. Tagli spruzzati. Con una tav. in rame ripiegata al primo front. raff. l'arco romano di Fano dis. e inc. da A. Magini. Lozzi 1560. Biblioteca Picena, p. 102. Splendido e marginoso esempl. [223]

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        The adventures of Peregrine Pickle. In which are included, memoirs of a lady of quality.

      printed for the author and sold by D. Wilson, London 1751 - First edition, 4 vols., 12mo, full contemporary calf, maroon morocco labels on gilt paneled spines, skillful repair to spine ends, lacking the final blank in vol. 2, but with the errata and final blank in vol. 3, contained in a full brown morocco pull-off box. L12 in vol. III is a cancel, as usual. Rothschild 1910. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ESCUELA DE A CAVALLO, DIVIDIDA EN TRES TRATADOS. El primero, contiene los manejos de tierra, que se practican en España. El segundo, demuestra los manejos de ayre, que usan las Naciones. El tercero, trata de las propiedades, y circunstancias, que debe tener el cavallo de guerra; con la advertencia de los manejos, que le son contrarios, y el modo de la escaramuza; herir, y defenderse; con lo conducente al buen régimen de marchas, y embarcación

      Imp. de D. Gabriel Ramírez, Madrid 1751 - 4º. 18 h. s.n. (bonito frontis, portada, lámina grabada con el escudo de la Casa de Medina-Celi, licencias, dedicatoria,¿) 200 p. Pergamino. - No se expresa el año de publicación pero en la Dedicatoria figura el año 1751. Rarísimo y extraordinario libro. 25 láminas incluido frontis y lámina con escudo de Medinaceli. Marqués de la Torrecilla dice que es laudable el celo y laboriosidad con que procuró compilar el autor todos los conocimientos que pueden interesar a los que hacen uso de los caballos. Reproduce en su bibliografía la portada, escudo, dedicatoria y una hoja, además de dedicar varias páginas a esta obra. Rara. [Marqués de la Torrecilla nº 462; Antón Ramírez nº 366; Agustín Palau nº 1751.3 (pág. 42); Vindel 1903, nº 2309; Palau nº 274139; Marqués de Xerez de los Caballeros nº 48] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Plegtige Inhuldining Van Zyne Doorluctigste Hoogheidt, Willem Karel Henrik Friso, Prinse Van Oranje En Nassau, Enz. Enz. Als Markgraaf Van Vere; Op Den1. Juny Des Jaars 1751. Ten verzoeke der Ed. Agtb. Heren Regeerders dier Stad Uit Egte Stukken Beschreven, etc.

      Isaak Tirion, Amsterdam 1751 - [10], 4, 52 pages. Folio, 42 x 27 cm. Title page in red and black, eleven engraved plates, one folding. Dutch fete book celebrating the inauguration as Marquis de Vere of Prince Willem Hendrik Friso of Orange-Nassau (1748-1806) then three years old and reigning as Willem V, until the Revolution of 1795. The plates illustrate the triumphal arches, decoration of the de Vere towhnouse and other temporary structures, with a a final plate illustrating in great detail the great sixteenth century silver covered chalice of Maximilian of Burgundy. Contains the four page poem at rear often lacking. VINET 642. LANDWEHR, SPLENDID CEREMONIES 227. Dusting to title page at margins, interior contents clean and fresh, handsome copy. Modern half brown calf and marbled boards, raised bands, front cover red leather label lettered in gilt. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plegtige Inhuldiging Van Zyne Doorlugtigste Hoogheidt, Willem Karel Henrik Friso, Prinse Van Oranje En Nassau, Enz. Enz. Enz. Als Markgraaf Van Vere

      Isaak Tirion, 1751-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. Collated. [10], 4, 52 p., [11] plates. Fold out plates. Title in red and black. Hardcover. Leather spine, over worn boards. Clean, unmarked pages. Berlin Kat 2967; Avery, 18.

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        Head of an Old Man with a Beard.

      1751. 1751 - Woodcut print. Four color blocks, light green, olive green, dark olive green and olive-black. 136 x 102 mm. Kennedy, 158.

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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.

      - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Imagines præpositorum generalium Societatis Jesu delineatæ, & æreis formis expressæ ab Arnoldo van Westerhout addita perbrevi uniuscujusque vitæ descriptione a P. Nicolao Galeotti sacerdote ejusdem Societatis.

      Romæ: Sumptibus Venantii Monaldini Bibliopolæ in Via Lata, Ex Typographia Bernabo', et Lazzarini,, 1751. - Folio. 42ff. []2, A2-S2. Second edition. Title in red-and-black; title and text enclosed within double rule border; emblematic title vignettes. Added title-page reads: "Ritratti de' prepositi generali della Compagnia di Gesù delineati, ed incisi da Arnoldo van Westerhout aggiuntivi i brevi ragguagli delle loro vite dal Padre Niccolo' Galeotti sacerdote della medesima Compagnia." Contemporary calf. With 14 portraits engraved by Westerhout, one by Westerhout's pupil Jakob Frey, and the last three engraved by G. A. Faldoni. Each plate faces a page of text, Latin and Italian in double columns. Sommervogel III, 1108-09.

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        CONSIDERATIONS SUR LES CAUSES DE LA GRANDEUR DES ROMAINS, ET DE LEUR DECADENCE. [Nouvelle Edition, Revue, Corrigee & Augmentee par l'Auteur.] A Laquelle on a Joint Un Dialogue de Sylla et d'Eucrate. Et la Defense de L'Esprit des Loix, avec Quelques Eclaircissemens.

      A Edinbourg: Chez Hamilton, Balfour & Neill 1751 - 8vo. New edition (1st was Amsterdam, 1734). 1pp (title leaf) + 2pp (Contents) + 336pp. Contemporary full calf, raised bands, gilt. Engraved heraldic bookplate. Spine and corners expertly restored. A fine copy. An important work on the philosophy of history in which Montesquieu (1689-1755) examines and interprets Roman history as a natural succession of cause and effect. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Playing on the Violin [Subtitle]: Containing All the Rules necessary to attain to a Perfection on that Instrument, with great variety of Compositions, which will also be very useful to those who study the Violoncello, Harpsichord &c... Opera. IX

      London [n.p.] 1751. Folio. Newly bound in half dark tan leather with marbled boards, dark red leather label titled in gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 1f. (privilege), 1-9 (typeset preface), [i] (blank), 51, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved, with "Philips Sculpt." to foot of last page of music. With the signature of George Howell and a date of 1750 to front free endpaper. From the distinguished collection of the noted English music and instrument dealer Thomas William Taphouse (1838-1905), with his signature "TW Taphouse Oxford" on a small slip of paper affixed to front pastedown. Light uniform browning; two leaves slightly stained at blank upper margin; endpapers and final three leaves slightly foxed; Howell signature partially erased. A very good, clean and well-margined copy overall.. First Edition, first issue. BUC p. 366. RISM G1539 (one copy only recorded in the U.S.). "By far the most famous and influential of Geminiani's treatises was The Art of Playing on the Violin (1751): the first violin treatise addressed to advanced players and based on the practice of professional violinists, especially those in the Italian tradition of Corelli and his pupils. As such it looks somewhat to the past, but in expression and in technique much of it looks ahead. For example, it advocates the principles of modern chromatic fingerings, the use of extensions and contraction of the hand, and what is in principle a continuous vibrato." The New Grove Vol. 7 p. 228. Thomas William Taphouse "was the son of Charles Taphouse (c1816-1881), the founder of the firm of Charles Taphouse & Son Ltd, first established in 1857 at 10 Broad Street, Oxford... His collection of early music and instruments, which contained numerous rare and some unique printed and manuscript items (including the only contemporary source of the Violin Sonata by Henry Purcell), became one of the finest in the country. The library was sold by auction at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge's in 1905, for a total of 1062." Albi Rosenthal in Grove online

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        Plate 56 - Red Frontiniac Grape

      George  Brookshaw (1751-1823)Illustrated plate from Pomona BritannicaLondon: 1804-1812Hand-colored aquatint engraving; Sheet size: 22 1/2" x 18"Excellent conditionThe publication of the ?Pomona? marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed artist into the public eye after a total disappearance of nearly a decade. A successful cabinetmaker with the patronage of the Prince of Wales, Brookshaw suddenly disappeared from view in the mid-1790?s, and with the ?Pomona? he not only trumpeted his return but demonstrated the skills he had acquired in a new metier: botanical art. Characterized by the highest standards of production and artistic quality, the superb illustrations that Brookshaw drew and engraved for the ?Pomona? remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century.Brookshaw?s fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the Pomona Britannica was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of  ?succeeding generations.? The beauty and uniqueness of his illustrations guarantees the lasting value of this most exceptional work.

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        Indes Orientalis

      Paris:. 1751.. Original outline color. Title surrounded by decorative cartouche. 22x 19".

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        Nomina eorum, qui in infima classe anno 1751 dicaturam majorem occuparunt.

      (Graz), 1751-ca. 1825.. (90) SS. Pergamentband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit herausragend gearbeiteten goldgeprägten ornamentalen Deckelbordüren und schwarz-roter Lackierung sowie Eckfleurons und Wolkenkleistervorsätzen. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. 8vo. Anbei: 9 eigenh. Gedichte von Therese ("Resi") von Lendenfeld sowie ein Brief an dieselbe. 18 SS. 8vo.. Hübsches Handbüchlein eines Lehrers am Akademischen Gymnasiums zu Graz, sehr wahrscheinlich geführt vom Jesuiten Oswald Gutsmann (1727-90). Gutmann, gebürtiger Kärnter und Sprachforscher des Windischen, wirkte von 1748 bis 1751 in Leoben und war 1751-54 Lehrer in Graz, dann 1759-60 Präfekt des Wiener Theresianums. Akribisch vermerkt er die Namen seiner Schüler und deren Leistungen. In der Folge gelangte das Büchlein, vermutlich als Belohnung oder Erinnerung, an den Schüler Franz Xaver Edler von Lendenfeld, der, wie aus den Einträgen hervorgeht, stets zu den Besten seines Jahrgangs zählte. Der Band dürfte anschließend übergegangen sein an seinen Sohn, den Beamten und Schriftsteller Franz Xaver Rt. von Lendenfeld (5. Aug. 1769-18. Juli 1832), der 1792 das Schauspiel "Knapp Konrad der Stählerne" verfasste (bei Doll; Wernigg 1607); dieser F. X. Lendenfeld wurde Jurist und trat 1795 in die k. k. Provinzial-Staatsbuchhalterei Graz ein (vgl. OeStA, FHKA-SB Pers ORH 6039). Neben und zwischen den Lehrereintragungen finden sich zahlreiche spätere Gedichte von Lendenfelds ältester Tochter Therese ("Resi", geb. um 1807) sowie ein Abschiedsbrief in Versen an dieselbe (von einer "Sophia"?). Zu des ersten Lendenfelds Klassenkameraden zählten laut Aufzeichnungen u. a. Anton Nuvolone, Franz Xaver Stöger, Franz Lambert Schwamberger, Mathias Gutsmandl, Josef Wurmb, Josef Mayr, Kosef Wildoner, Franz Ernst Gasteiger, Josef von Blumencron, Michael Klabutschar, Franz Gebronschnigg, Alois Kaltenbrunner, Ignaz Piccardi, Josef von Pensemon, Josef Firpas und Josef Osmez. - Zu den erwähnten Schülern vgl. J. Andritsch, Die Matrikeln der Univ. Graz IV (1711-65), 2002, S. 230 ff. Zu Gutsmann vgl. Kosch (Kath. Dtl.) 481. Hamberger/Meusel II, 1756. Wurzbach VI, 47. De Backer/Sommervogel III, 1973.

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        [Official Government Document] James Madison

      [Official Government Document] James Madison. (1751-1836) U.S. President (1809-1817). Presidential engraved Appointment on vellum To John L. Fink for First Lieutenant, signed by the President, James Madison, dated July 23, 1812 and countersigned by William Eustis (1753- 1825) before his pressured resignation. His duties were then taken over Dec. 12, 1812 by James Monroe until John Armstrong assumed the office on February 13, 1813. Framed under glass (not examined out of frame) Document measures approx. 17" x 14", frame measures 24" x 21".Seal present but faded. Fold lines, signatures fading..

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        Des Heil. Reichs-Stadt Memmingen erneuerte Gerichts- und Process-Ordnung

      O. O., 1751.. 352 S. Ohne Einband. 4°.

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        Bibliothecae Regiae Stockholmensis. Historia Brevis et Succinta

      1751. Holmiae, Typis Laurentii Salvii, anno 1751. (iv),210,(xiv)pp. Small 8vo. Later quarter black leather with black cloth-covered boards. (edges rubbed). First edition of this history of the Royal library in Stockholm. The history of this library goes back to the 16th century when King Gustav Vasa started collecting books. The Royal Collection formed the basis of what is now the National Library. Much of the library went up in flames during the great palace fire of 1697 when 17,286 bound volumes and 1,103 manuscripts were lost. Only 6,700 volumes and 283 manuscripts survived. Celsius (1716-1794), was a librarian and wrote other histories of important libraries. [Almquist 2629].

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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, a little loose but a good copy contemporary vellum, a bit stained. A lost city in Africa whose inhabitants do no wrong. 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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Carte du Docese de Breslav avec ses IV. Archidia conats, Subdivises......

      Nürnberg 1751. Karte zeigt Schlesien mit der Umgebung von Breslau, Glogau und Ratiborg mit ihren diversen Diözesen, Prachtvolle Wappenkartusche und Legende, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 50 x 84,5. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer & Sapunaru KG]
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