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        Art de faire éclorre et d`élever en toute saison des oiseaux domestiques de toutes espèces.,

      Paris, l`Imprimerie Royale 1751. - 2. Aufl. 2 Bde. 8°. XVIII, 364 S; Mit insg. 16 gefalt. gest. Taf. u. 11 gest. Illustr. im Text Ldr. d. Zt. Mit reicher Rückengoldpräg., Stehkantenvergold. Mit Exlibris Prinz Ludwig zu Windisch-Graetz. Sarospatak. vgl. Graesse VI, 42 (EA v. 1749) - René Antoine F. de Reaumur (1683-1757), Natur- und Materialforscher mit einem weiten Interessen- und Arbeitsgebiet. Unter andererem verfasste er das vorliegende Werk zur Hühnerzucht. `Er fördert die künstliche Brütung, indem er Hühnereier in einen Hölzernen, mit frischem Pferdemist umgebenen Kasten bringt`. (Darmstädter S. 194) Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Traité historique et dogmatique sur les Apparitions, les Visions & les Révélations particulières. Avec des Observations sur les Dissertations du R. P. Dom Calmet, Abbé de Sénones, sur les Apparitions & les Revenans

      Leloup et Mérigot, Avignon et Paris 1751 - Deux volumes in-8 (169 x 105 mm), veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et tomaison de maroquin rouge, triple filet entourant les plats, filet sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure d'époque). Edition originale. Ex-libris Edmond Doutté. Tome 2 les pages de table sont placées entre les pages 24 et 25. (quelques défauts, frottements sur les charnières, les plats et les coupes, usure aux coins, tome 1 petite déchirure sur le coin inférieur p. 123, petite restauration de papier sur l'angle inférieur des p. 385 et 387, tome 2 petites déchiures pages 169, 237 et 409, rousseurs). // Two octavo volumes (169 x 105 mm), marbled fawn calf, smooth spine tooled, red morocco labels, triple fillet border on covers, fillet on turns-in, red edges (contemporary binding). First edition. Bookplate Edmond Doutté. Volume 2, the pages of table is between pages 24 et 25. (some defects, rubbings on hinges, covers, and turns-in, corners a bit used, vol. 1 small tear on bottom corner p. 123, small restoration of paper on bottom corner pages 385 et 387, vol. 2 small tears pages 169, 237 and 409, brownings).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Philosophia botanica in qua explicantur fundamenta botanica cum definitionibus partium, exemplis terminorum, observationibus rariorum, adjectis figuris aeneis.

      Subject: (Linneana). Stoccolma, apud Godofr. Kiesewetter, 1751. 8vo piena pergamena coeva (tassello mod. inc. al dorso in stile antico) pp. (6)-362 con 11 tav. (2 xil. e 9 tav. inc.) fioriture e uniformi bruniture. Hulth, 78 (1a e assai rara edizione originale, priva del ritratto di L. in antiporta come, quasi d'uso). Solo di recente una importante libreria francese ha posto in vendita "Un de tr?s rare exemplaires complets du portrait de Linne en frontispice, qui manque generalement".

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        The Principal Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland Convened at Edinburgh (1751 to 1772 inclusive)

      Covers worn. Some staining and worm damage to the 1751 extracts. The rest are in very good condition without dust jacket. All title pages bound in Leather cover 310mm x 190mm (12" x 7"). The 22 annual extracts bound in a single volume.

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        Historische Nachricht von den Mährischen Brüdern zu Herrnhaag, bei der Graffschaft Büdingen, worin, Was bey und nach ihrer Aufnahme bis jetzo her meistentheils in Politischen Händeln vorgegangen, Aus den Büdingischen Acten zusammen getragen, [.] zu dem Ende, damit daraus das Bedenkliche System der Herrnhuter und dessen Verhältnis in Rücksicht der geist- und weltlichen Gerechtsame Eines Ober-Herrn in einem Staate einiger massen zur Kentnis komme.

      Heinrich Ludwig Brönner, Frankfurt ; Leipzig 1751 - 636 Seiten. HPgtbd. der Zeit, Rückentitel von alter Hand, farbiger Blattschnitt, 17 cm. Beigebunden: "Wahrhaftige und gründliche Entdeckung Einiger Geheimnisse der Herrnhutischen Gemeinden, In einem, an ihre liebe und jüngste Schwester abgefaßten Send-Schreiben, Einer, Durch den Bischof ihrer Seelen, Jesu Christo, Aus den Sclaven-Banden gedachter Gemeinden Erleuchteten und befreyeten Schwester, Maria Philippina Berckin, verehelichte Rönnauin" (Frankfurt u. Leipzig o.V. 1755, 16 Bll., 280, 30 Seiten). Maria Philippina Rönnau beschreibt darin ihre Abkehr von der Brüdergemeinde - bis hin zur Flucht und zu Visionen und Albträumen rund um Zinzendorf, der "gantz rasend ist, er läuft in der ganzen Welt in allen Wäldern herum und verwundet alle Seelen welche zu ihm kommen" (Anhang, Seite 12). - Das Einbandpergament berieben und etwas fleckig, das Bezugspapier der Deckel sauber entfernt (ohne die Ränder des Pergaments und die Spiegel neu zu verleimen), der Buchblock ist von den Vorsätzen fast vollständig gelöst und bedarf buchbinderischer Aufmerksamkeit, vorderer Spiegel mit Besitzvermerk und Notizen von alter Hand, die Rückseite des Titelblatts mit blassem kleinen Besitzstempel, innen vereinzelt gering fleckig, sonst jedoch sehr gutes Exemplar. Sonst und insgesamt ein Exemplar von ausgezeichneter Substanz. 402 Gramm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        Kungl.

      maj:ts nådige förordning och reglemente för regementerne til fot, angående så wäl execitier, evolutioner, chargeringar; som ock, på hwad sätt tiensten i garnizoner samt i fält skal förättas. Stockholm, i Råd-carmmaren den 10. sept. 1751. Stockholm, Pet. Momma, (1751). 8:o. (12),+ 536 s.+ 5 utvikbara grav. planscher. Enstaka fläckar, fuktrand sid. 43-44 och en planscher fläckig. Något nött samtida pergamentband. Ur Fredrik av Sandebergs bibliotek, med hans exlibris. Detta reglemente, som utarbetats av Adolf Fredrik i samarbete med Johan von Liewen, Carl Adlerfelt och Sigge Sparre, gällde fram till 1781, då ett nytt antogs

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        Geografia universale esposta n? differenti modi ... Quarta edizione col trattato della sfera del medesimo autore

      Subject: (Carte geografiche). Venezia, Francesco Pitteri, 1751, 12 piena pergamena, pp. (24)-442-(2) con 17 ? carte geografiche ripiegate f.t. Gore e consuete arrossature.

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        Descrizione istorica del Monastero di Monte Casino

      DELLA MARRA Flavio. Descrizione istorica del Monastero di Monte Casino con una breve notizia dell?antica Città di Casino, e di S. Germano, per uso e comodo de?forestieri. In Napoli, 1751. In 8vo; pp.138. Vignetta al frontespizio, capilettera riccamente ornati. 2 grandi tavole spieghevoli incise in rame da Francesco Cepparuli. Fior. Pergamena coeva. Rarissima edizione originale. Giustiniani, Bibl. Storica, pag. 101 cita edizione successiva; Lozzi, 2895; Cat. Platneriana, 217; Cicognara, 3999: ?Opera ben estesa per istruire di quel ricco deposito di preziosità?. 5 immagini allegate.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        Die Lerche.

      Johann Seligmann, Nuremburg 1751 - The Lark. Minor wear and aging along edges. Mark Catesby (1683-1749), born in England, was America's first naturalist/illustrator. He was the first to comprehensively illustrate natural history delineating the American flora and fauna. This selection was etched and published by Johann Seligmann (1720-1762) after Catesby. Please visit our gallery for more Catesby prints. Bird print. Etching with original hand coloring. Page measures 16.75" x 10", image measures 11 5/8" x 8.75".

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Voyage Autour du Monde, fait dans les annees MDCCXL,I,II,III,IV. Presentement Lord Anson, Commandant en Chef d'une Escadre Envoyée par sa Majeste Britanique dans la Mer du Sud. Tiré des Journaux & autres Papiers ce Seigneur, & publié par Richard Walter. Traduit de l'Anglois.

      Amsterdam et A Leipzig: Chez Arkstee & Merkus, 1751. - 4to mayor. XIV pp, 330 pp, 21 láminas, 13 planos y mapas, todos plegados; algunos de gran tamaño. Cabeceras grabadas al acero y grabados xilográficos. Encuadernación holandesa de época, con rozaduras. Interior en excelente estado. Completo de láminas y grabados. Segunda edición francesa. Según Palau 12865, el redactor de esta obra fue Benjamín Robbin. George Anson (1697-1762) fue Almirante de la Royal Navy, conocido por haber realizado una circunnavegación del globo. Gran parte de su expedición tenía por objeto atacar los navíos y las posesiones de España en las costas del Pacífico en América del Sur y Filipinas miestras Gran Bretaña estaba en guerra con España. Logró capturar el Galeón de Manila Nuestra Señora de Covadonga, lo que le reportó gran fama y riqueza. Palau 12870.

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Castro-Sevilla]
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        COURS DE PHYSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE, traduit de l'anglois par le R. P. Pezenas. Enrichi de Figures.

      - A Paris, Chez Jacques Rollin, Charles Antoine Jombert, 1751, 21x26, 2 tomos: I- XII págs. 1 hoja, 503 págs. 32 láminas grabadas desplegables. II- 2 hojas, IV-636 págs. 46 láminas grabadas desplegables. 1 friso grabado en cada tomo. Gran calidad de los grabados cuyas figuras recuerdan a los de la enciclopedia de Diderot, buen papel con amplios márgenes, limpio, ejemplares bien consevados. Encuadernados de época en plena piel de ternerpo jaspeado con 5 nervios en cada lomera, doble tejuelo, hierros dorados, cortes tintados. (John Theophilus Desaguliers, nacido Juan Teófilo Désaguliers, (La Rochelle, 12 de marzo de 1683 - Londres el 29 de febrero de 1744) fue un científico principalmente conocido en nuestros días como uno de los fundadores de la Franco-masonería. Fue también un defensor ardiente y un propagador de las ideas de Isaac Newton tanto científicas como filosóficas y políticas). Muy buen ejemplar. (54628).

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        An Institute of the Laws of Scotland in Civil Rights

      1751. Bankton, Andrew Macdowall, Lord [1685-1760]. An Institute of the Laws of Scotland in Civil Rights: With Observations Upon the Agreement or Diversity Between Them and the Laws of England. In Four Books. After the General Method of the Viscount of Stair's Institutions. Edinburgh, Printed by R. Fleming, for A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, 1751-53. Three volumes. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spine. Some rubbing and minor scuffing to boards and extremities, joints starting. Early armorial bookplates (of Alexander Thompson) to front pastedowns. Cracks near front and rear hinges of text blocks, small tears and chips to margins of a few leaves, larger chip to fore-edge of leaf in Volume I with minor loss to side-notes. Contemporary annotations in a few places, interiors otherwise clean. A nice set. * Only edition. With side-notes and comprehensive indexes. The 1707 Act of Union compelled Scottish and English jurists to comprehend each other's legal systems. As Bankton put it, "now, since the union of the two kingdoms, there is such an intercourse between subjects of South and North Britain, that it must be of great moment that the laws of both be generally understood, and their agreement or diversity attended to; so that people, in their mutual correspondence, may regulate themselves accordingly" (Preface). As one would expect of an eighteenth-century Scottish jurist, the arrangement of the Institute is strongly influenced by the Institutes of Justinian. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:72.

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        Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences Des Arts et des Metiers, par une Societe des Gens de Lettres. Mise en Ordre et Publie par M. Diderot.& Quant a la Partie Mathematique, par M. D'Alembert.

      Paris & Amsterdam Chez Briasson, David, Le Breton, Durand, 1751 - "One of the Greatest and Most Remarkable Literary Enterprises of the Eighteenth Century"—Encyclopedia Brittanica DIDEROT, Denis & D'ALEMBERT, Jacques. Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, par une Sociéte des Gens de Lettres. Mise en ordre et publié par M. Diderot.& quant à la Partie Mathematique, par M. D'Alembert. [I-VII :] Paris: chez Briasson, David, Le Breton, Durand, 1751[1752]-1757 [VIII-XVII]: Neufchastel: chez S. Faulche & Compagnie [Paris], 1765. Seventeen volumes. Recueil de Planches, sur les Sciences, les Arts Liberaux, et les Arts Mechaniques, avec leur Explication . Premiere livraison[-Dixieme et derniere livraison, ou onzieme et dernier volume]. Paris: chez Briasson, David Le Breton, Durand, 1762. [Volume VII uniformly bound but "Seconde Edition", Lucca: chez Vincent Giuntini, 1772]. Twelve volumes. Supplement a l'Encyclopedie.Mis en Ordre et Publie par M** [Jean Baptiste Rene Robinet]. Amsterdam: chez M.M. Rey, 1766-77. Four volumes. Table Analytique et Raisonne des Matieres Contenues dans les XXXIII volumes in-folio du Dictionnaire des Sciences . et dans son Supplement. [by Pierre Mouchon.] Paris: (de l'imprimerie de Stoupe), chez Pancoucke; Amsterdam, chez M.M. Rey, 1780. Two volumes. First edition. Complete in thirty-five volumes. Containing over 2,000 engraved plates, some double-page and folding. Contemporary French mottled calf over speckled boards, with red and green morocco spine labels. Spines richly decorated in gilt. With bookplate of Bibliotheque de Mr. Leon Muller-Saint-Mande in each volume. Minimal wear to bindings. A superb copy in an attractive contemporary binding. "A monument in the history of European thought; the acme of the age of reason; a prime motive force in undermining the ancien régime and in heralding the French Revolution; a permanent source for all aspects of eighteenth-century civilization" (PMM). This famous French work that spanned close to thirty years in the making, originated in a French translation of Ephraim Chamber’s Cyclopaedia, begun in 1743 and finished in 1745 by John Mills, an Englishman resident in France. Mills, along with his learned companion, an unknown German writer, Gottfried Selle, applied to the Paris publisher Lebreton to publish the work in four volumes. Mills and Lebreton disputed constantly, so much so that when Mills brought an action against him in regards to his demands for an account, Lebreton pronounced the privilege between them informal, and obtained another one. Mills was despoiled of the work he had both planned and executed and had to return to England. The first volume still refers to Chambers ‘Dictionnaire’ as its main source. The French publisher’s then offered the work to Diderot, who came highly recommended after his well received Dictionnaire universel de medicine, had been published in 1743-45. Diderot found the work handed to him badly composed and full of errors. He then proposed and finally persuaded the publishers to undertake a far more original and comprehensive work. The work was to form eight volumes with at least 600 plates. His friend D’Alembert undertook to edit the mathematics, and at least twenty or more contributors were allotted to various subjects. The contributors were among the major intellectual figures of the day and included such notables as Rembrandt, Rousseau, Voltaire, Montesquieu, Turgot and Buffon. The first volume was published in July 1751, and delivered to the subscribers in August. The second volume appeared in January 1752. "Each volume as it appeared caused a sensation throughout Europe. The court, the church, the judiciary were outraged; the number of subscribers, originally one thousand, rose to four thousand. In 1759, the seven volumes so far published were banned by the French Attorney-General and condemned by the Pope" (PMM). Despite all this, this great work continued to be published by Lebreton until 1765, after which date Panckoucke continued with a four-volum [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Venus Physique

      MAUPERTIUS Pierre Louis Moreau De. Venus Physique. S.l., 1751. In 16mo; pp.240, 5. Ampi margini. Cart. coevo. Blake, pag.293; Garrison Morton, 215.2.

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        Domjaza Postilla, aby: Wukladowanja tych Szenjow nawsitke Nedzelje, Roczne Czaße [.]. - [2 Bde. in 1].

      Schowty, Budyschini [Bautzen] 1751 - 2 Bände in 1, 7 Bll., 268; 696 Seiten. reich blindgeprägter Ldrbd. der Zeit mit Holzdeckeln und Schließenresten, 8to (20 x 16,5 cm). Lutherische Hauspostille in sorbischer Sprache. Übersetzer waren Lange, Böhmer, Schirach und Möhn. Eine zweite Ausgabe erschien 1844. - Einband fachmännisch unter Verwendung des fragmentarisch erhaltenen zeitgenössischen Einbands restauriert, Minierspuren in den Deckeln und zum Teil innen, Titelblatt stark gebräunt, überwiegend etwas fingerfleckig, das Vorwort knapp beschnitten, Seiten 271/272 des zweiten Teils unterlegt und mit Textverlust, letztes Blatt lose, zerschlissen und ebenfalls mit Textverlust. Trotz der massiven Mängel charmantes Exemplar. 1500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis. Jussu Sixti Quinti Pontificis Max. Recognita, Locupletibus SS. Patrum et Aliorum Probatorum S. Scripturae Interpretum Commentariis Illustrata. [.] Sub Directione P. Germani Cartier. - [4 Bände].

      Friderici, Constantiae [d.i. Konstanz] 1751 - 4 Bände, 14 Bll. (sic), 785 Seiten, 26 Tafeln; 4 Bll., 562 Seiten, 3 Tafeln; 1 Bl., 588 Seiten, 6 Tafeln; 1 Bl., 571 Seiten. 26 Bll., 30 Tafeln, Ganzlederbde. der Zeit, farbiger Blattschnitt, 36,5 cm. Vollständig. Mit allen 65 Tafeln. Je 30 Tafeln illustrieren das alte und das neue Testament. Enthält außerdem zwei Tafeln außerhalb der Nummerierung, zwei gestochene Falttafeln und einen gestochenen Plan von Jerusalem. - Zweisprachige Ausgabe -- Lateinisch und Deutsch - mit den Kupfern nach Scheuchzers Physica Sacra. In Text und allen Kupfern vollständige Exemplare. - Einbände berieben und bestoßen und im Bereich der Gelenke an Kopf und Fuß meist etwas eingerissen oder mit kleinen Ausbrüchen, zum Teil mit einigen wenigen kleinen Minierspuren, innen zum Teil etwas fleckig, randfleckig oder wasserrandig, vorne meist Besitzvermerke von alter Hand oder alten Bucheignerzeichen, einige wenige Seiten mit Marginalien von alter Hand, Bd. 1 mit Buntstiftspuren auf der Rückseite von Tafel 25, das letzte Blatt des zweiten Bandes zerschlissen, Seiten 411/412 und 413/414 des dritten Bandes vertauscht, hinterer Vorsatz des vierten Bandes mit randlichem Riss. Trotz der Mängel ordentliche und attraktive Exemplare. 10002 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über einen elektrischen Telegraphen

      Quart. Unter Rückenfalz geheftet. S. 401-416, mit 2 gestochenen Kupfertafeln. Erste Ausgabe. Selten. - Kirchner, 490. Poggendorff II, 954. Wheeler Gift 709. - Soemmerrings Erfindung des elektrischen Telegraphen basierte auf der Zusammenführung der elektrolytischen Zerlegung von Wasser mit der Oxydationsreaktion des Wasserstoffs. Zur Übermittlung eines Zeichens wurde vom Sender eine Spannung engelegt, die beim Empfänger an spezifischer Stelle einer mit Säure gefüllten Glassäule die Elektrolyse auslöste. Mithilfe einer Dechiffrierungsskala zeigten die dort erzeugten Gasblasen das übermittelte Zeichen an. Zur Übertragung der Spannung verwendete Soemmerring insgesamt 35 Leitungen, die jeweils das Signal für einen Buchstaben oder eine Zahl von 0 bis 9 übertrugen. Obwohl das Prinzip der Übermittlung auf einer Erfindungen von Francisco Salva Campillo (1751-1828) beruhte, wird Soemmerring als der Erfinder der elektrischen Telegraphie betrachtet, da er als erster die Anwendungsmöglichkeit des Prinzips in eine Apparatur umsetzte, die ihn in die Lage versetzte Zeichen über große räumliche Distanzen (3,5 km) zu übertragen. Soemmerring demonstrierte seine Apparatur 1809 vor der Baierischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

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        Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World In Four Parts By Lemuel Gulliver First a Surgeon, and than a Captain of Several Ships

      Charles Bathurst,, London: 1751 - A contemporary binding which is in very good condition in full brown leather (calf) with five raised bands on the spine and with "I3" in gilt in the third compartment and with gilt borders on the boards. A 16mo mesauring 6 1/2" by 4" with the front and rear joints professionally reinforced with Japanese tissue colored to match the leather (an Etherington repair). The hinges remain tight and strong. The first free end page has been cut leaving about a fourth of its original size. There is a dated "12 May 1814" prior owner's name on the second free end page and a second prior owner's name and date of "1790" at the top edge of the opening page of Part I, and an early ink note quoting the title to Part IV of the book on the rear free end page. Page 29/30 and 31/32 were torn completely, but were repaired years ago with no loss to the text. 296 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of "Dr. Swift" (which has been pinned to the first free end page) and six map plates. This is the fifth edition "corrected" with the title page printed in red and black. Despite the presence of the "I3" on the spine of the book, this is the complete text of all four parts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six New Designs for Convenient Farm-Houses, With Their Proper Offices, &c. Wherein are laid down, All the Necessary Dimensions and Estimates of each Design, and every Separate Part. Both In Brick and Stone. Adapted more particularly to the Western Counties in England, an d the whole Principality of Wales. Calculated on a Plan more practicable than any published heretofore. The largest Estimate not exceeding 480 Pounds, and the Smallest under 280. Part I

      London: Printed for Robert Sayer..., 1751. 8vo (in 4s), 187 x 116 mms., pp. 22, six folding engraved plates. BOUND WITH: New Designs for Chinese Bridges, Temples, Triumphal Arches, Garden Seats, Palings, Obelisks, Termin's, &c. on Fourteen Copper Plates. Together With full Instructions to Workmen annex'd to each particular Design; A Near Estimate of their Charge, And Hints Where with most Advantage to be Erected. The Whole Invented and Drawn by Will. and John Halfpenny, Architects. Part II. London: Printed for R. Sayer... and J. Brindley..., 1751. 8vo (in 4s), 187 x 116 mms., pp. 8, 14 engraved plates (four folding), numbered 15 - 28. BOUND WITH: New Designs for Chinese Doors, Windows, Piers, Pilasters, Garden Seats, Green Houses, Summer House, &c. On Sixteen Copper Plates. Together with Instructions to Workmen, annex'd to each particular Design; The whole Invented and Drawn by by Will. and John Half Penny, Architects. Part III. London: Printed for Robert Sayer...., [no date; 1751]. 8vo (in 4s), 187 x 116 mms., pp. 8, 16 engraved plates (7 folding), numbered 29 - 44, contemporary marbled boards (rubbed), recent leather spine, a very good copy with the contemporary armorial bookplate of E. S. & H. Lloyd on the front paste-down end-paper. A curious compilation, consisting of one part of one book and two parts of another, though the two pages of adverts in the third item suggest that customers, presumably architects or builders, could buy separate parts to suit their own convenience. The identity of William Halfpenny as Michael Hoare (d. 1755) was was revealed in Batty Langley's Ancient Masonry (1736). During the last several years of his life, Halfpenny published a wide variety of designs and plans for country houses, parsonages, farmhouse, and generally just about any building that human beings might inhabit or structures for aesthetic purposes. All of Halfpenny's works are uncommon,

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        España Sagrada, VI. De la Santa Iglesia de Toledo en quanto Metropolitana. Añadense algunos apendices de documentos hasta hoy no publicados; ilustrando el Chronicon del Biclarense con los de San Isidoro, y respondiendo en el Prologo a un moderno estrangero [Mamachi] sobre la Venida de Santiago

      Madrid, por Antonio Marín, 1751. 4to.; 32 hs., 578 pp. Primera edición. Encuadernación piel marbreada, de la época, con lomera ornada.

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

      London: A. Millar, 1751. First edition. leather_bound. Early 20th century full green morocco, backstrip slightly sunned. Aeg. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 127 pages. 20 x 12.5 cm. This edition was 1500 copies, a substantial issue for the time; a second edition published 12mo, that same year with 203 pages -- obviously of topical social interest. This is perhaps his most significant pus lication concerning social reform in the ever frustrating connection between poverty and crime. Two page review of this title from January, 1751, issue of "The Universal Magazine" bound at rear. CROSS III, 320. "One is uncertain which to admire most, Fielding's exact knowledge of the law, his common sense, or that lofty idealism and faith in human nature which led him to believe that crime might some day have an end." Bound by Riviere, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, triple gilt cover border fillets, inner dentelles.

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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

      Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion, 1751. First edition. Hardcover. Modern half brown calf and marbled boards, raised bands, front cover red leather label lettered in gilt. Fine./No Dust Jacket. [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.

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        Hermes: or, A Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Language and Universal Grammar.

      London: Printed by H. Woodfall, 1751 - xix,426pp.+(26pp.) Rebound dark blue cloth with gilt title on spine. Joint of rear cover sl.rubbed. All edges sunned. Ink signature on fron fly leaf (K.Kihara). Pencil notation on title page. Partly spotted on many pages. 19.8x12.8cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plate 50 - Black Muscadine

      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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        Tab 81 - Phalaena Ministra (Orange Brown-barred Moth)

      John Abbot (1751- ca. 1840) & Sir James Smith (1759-1828)Plate from The Natural History of the Rare Lepidopterous Insects of GeorgiaLondon : Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Edwards [etc.] 1797.Engraving with original hand colorFramed size: 23? x 19 1/2?Condition: very good John Abbot was one of the best natural history artists working in North America during the pre-Audubon era. He was born in Turnham Green, west London, in 1751, but emigrated to America in 1773, arriving in Virginia, before settling in Georgia in 1775. There he spent much of his life studying and completing a large series of drawings of local birds and insects. The majority of his drawings, like many artist (he completed more than 5000 watercolors) remained unpublished during his lifetime. His reputation languished until 1896, when his ornithological works were re-discovered. The quality and range of Abbot?s work places him on a parallel level to Catesby, Wilson, and Audubon, and he recorded the fauna of Georgia more thoroughly and at an earlier date than any other region of America. Abbot?s work was edited by Sir James Smith, botanist, co-founder and first president of the Linnaean Society in London. John Abbot was involved in the study of natural history before he left England and is known to have kept in touch with scientific friends in London. It is unknown who contacted whom with the suggestion for the present publication, but the introduction between Smith and Abbot was probably arranged by a mutual London friend. The Linnaean Society have notes from Abbot to Smith with suggestions about the form the work. Writing in the preface, Smith notes that ?The materials of the following work have been collected on the spot by a faithful observer, Mr. John Abbot, many years resident in Georgia, who, after having previoously studied the metamorphoses of English insects, pursued his enquiries among those of Georgia and the neighbouring parts of North America. The result of observations he has delineated in a style of beauty and accuracy which can scarcely be excelled, and has accompanied his figures with an account, as well as representation, of the plants on which each insect chiefly feeds, together with many circumstances of its manners, times of the different metamorphoses, and other interessting particulars.? 

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        A CONTINUATION OF THE ESSAY UPON FIELD- HUSBANDRY, AS IT IS, OR MAY BE ORDERED IN NEW- ENGLAND

      New London: Timothy Green, 1751.. [2],32pp. 16mo. Modern blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Titlepage trimmed along top edge, touching the top of the first two words of the title. Hole (perhaps a paper flaw) in blank inner margin of the titlepage, not affecting text. Old dampstain throughout. Good. The rare third part of the landmark series of six essays on American agriculture by Jared Eliot. Though the title indicates that the text is limited to New England, Eliot discusses the state of "field husbandry" throughout the colonies, including New York and the South. The DAB emphasizes that for a long time these essays were "the most widely read and prized agricultural essays in America." This third essay contains much on the growing of grains, including wheat, barley, oats, and millet, as well as "Indian corn," and also discusses the need to drain swampland in order to reclaim it for crops. Through his agricultural essays Eliot helped to introduce the concept of soil conservation in the British colonies, and was largely responsible for introducing the silk industry to colonial America. Over the course of the six essays Eliot dismisses the opinion of some in Great Britain that the colonies are of little use. Eliot argues that as the colonial population increases, the number and quality of goods the colonies are able to send to Great Britain will also increase. But more importantly, the demand for British goods will likewise rise, giving Great Britain the double benefit of a greater supply network and a larger market. Eliot is also remembered fondly in New Haven for establishing Yale's first endowed fund to buy books, a legacy which funds purchases to this day. EVANS 6666. NAIP w037582. JOHNSON, NEW LONDON IMPRINTS 534. RINK 1084. ANB 7, pp.400-1. DAB VI, pp.78-79.

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        An Exposition of the Book of Solomon's Song, Commonly Called Canticles : Wherein the Authority of it is Established and Vindicated, Against Objections Both Ancient and Modern; Several Versions Compared with the Original Text The Different Senses, Both of Jewish and Christian Interpreters Considered; and the Whole Opened and Explained in Proper and Useful Observations ; to Which is Added, the Targum, or Chaldee Paraphrase Upon the Whole Book....

      London : Printed For John Ward; And George Keith, 1751. The second edition with additions. Physical desc. : 26 cm. [4], 564p. , plate : port. ; (4to) . Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCN9558. Subject: Bible. - O. T. Song of Solomon - Commentaries. Color underlining (not extensive) . Full contemporary aniline calf. Panel edges rubbed and dulled. Professionally re-spined with raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request.

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        The Parliamentary or Constitutional History of England; being a Faithful Account Of all the Most remarkable Transactions in Parliament, From the earliest Times. Collected From the Journals of both Houses

      London: Thomas Osborne and William Sandby,, 1751-1761. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Sunday, Sept. 1. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! the Records, original Manuscripts, scarce Speeches, and Tracts; all compared with the several Contemporary Writers, and connected, throughout, with the History of the Times. By Several Hands.; first edition; 24 volumes including the General Index, minor variations to subtitles and imprints; library markings including book plates and hand stamps on interior pages, quarter leather bindings worn and dry with some sides detached and the index volume missing a side, one volume and the index have the text block broken into two sections, light general age toning but paper not fragile, three of the volumes have the book plate of Sir Everard Fawkener and probably others under the library book plates. Photos available upon request.

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        The life and adventures of Peter Wilkins, A Cornish man:

      London: printed for J. Robinson; and R. Dodsley,, 1751. Relating particularly, His Shipwreck near the South Pole; his wonderful Passage thro' a subterraneous Cavern into a kind of new World; his there meeting with a Gawry or flying Woman, whose Life he preserv'd, and afterwards married her; his extraordinary Conveyance to the Country of Glums and Gawrys, or Men and Women that fly. Likewise a Description of this strange Country, with the Laws, Customs, and Manners of its Inhabitants, and the Author's remarkable Transactions among them. Taken from his own Mouth, in his Passage to England, from off Cape Horn in America, in the Ship Hector. With an Introduction, giving an Account of the surprizing Manner of his coming on board that Vessel, and his Death on his landing at Plymouth in the Year 1739. Illustrated with several Cuts, clearly and distinctly representing the Structure and Mechanism of the Wings of the Glums and Gawrys, and the Manner in which they use them either to swim or fly. By R. S. a passenger in the Hector. In two volumes. 2 volumes, 12mo. Late 19th-century mottled calf by Rivière and Son, smooth spines gilt in compartments, green morocco labels, sides ruled in gilt with a French fillet, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With 6 engraved plates (one folding) by Louis Peter Boitard, one as frontispiece to each volume; woodcut diagram in text. Bookplates of Charles George Milnes Gaskell. Rubbed, joints restored, a little light foxing to outer leaves, a very good copy. First edition of this interesting imaginary voyage, which has a place in the prehistory of science fiction. The story tells of a castaway in a fantastic land where men and women can fly. The debt to Robinson Crusoe is clear, also to the Arabian Nights and Gulliver's Travels, though the narrative is highly inventive on its own terms. The hero's surname is probably intended to recall John Wilkins, whose Mathematical Magick (1648) argued that man might master the art of flying. The novel was little noticed on first publication, though it was reissued in England in 1783, and there was a cheap Dublin reprint (1751), a French translation (1763), and a German abridgement (1767). The book only became popular and its author's name well known in the 19th century, when it was admired by Coleridge, Southey, Shelley, Leigh Hunt, Charles Lamb, and others of their generation. It provided material for pantomimes and melodramas from 1800 to the 1870s, and was frequently reprinted.

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        Italia Antiqua

      Paris:. 1751.. Original outline color. Title surrounded by decorative cartouche. 21 1/2 x 19".

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        Barbarian Cruelty;

      London: R. Walker,, 1751. 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 … 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. Portrait, 5 folding plates. Somewhat browned, repairs to verso of 2 plates, no loss of text or image; a nicely presented copy of an uncommon book. 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."

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        Essai de Physique; avec une Description de nouvelles sortes de Machines Pneumatiques, et un Recueil d'Expériences par Mr. J. V. M. Traduit du Hollandois par Mr. Pierre Massuet, Docteur en Médecine.

      A Leyden, chez Samuel Luchtmans, 1751. - 2 tomes à pagination continue, avec deux appendices à pagination séparée, en 2 volumes in-4. Portrait. XXIII. 1f. 534pp. 13 planches dépliantes hors-texte (numérotées 12, en raison de l'existence d'une planche V*). et 1f. pp. 535-882. 13ff. et 17 planches dépliantes + 60pp. et 4 planches dépliantes. + 8pp. Plein veau, dos à nerfs ornés, triples filets dorées encadrant les plats (quelques défauts aux coiffes supérieures, un mors fendu). Seconde Edition Française, traduite du hollandais, de l'un des principaux ouvrages du physicien Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692-1761) qui fut l'élève de s'Gravesande dont il reprit la chaire à l'Université de Leyde. Inventeur du premier condensateur électrique (la célèbre bouteille de Leyde), il fut également l'un des meilleurs propagateurs de la physique newtonienne. L'ouvrage contient des expériences sur la gravité, la mécanique, l'élasticité, l'hydraulique, l'électricité, etc. A la fin se trouve, avec une pagination séparée, la description des machines pneumatiques mises en vente par le frère de l'auteur, Jean van Musschenbroek, avec la description des expériences qu'elles permettaient de réaliser et leur catalogue. "One the best 18th-century introductions of Newtonian physics, this book is filled with interesting experiments and problems. The first part is devoted to general mechanics, hydrostatics, electricity, and magnetism, while the second part treats of optics, acoustics, comets, and winds. The preface quotes Desaguliers and Pemberton, and the work draws upon that of Huygens, Torricelli, Réaumur, Halley, and Boyle" (Bibliotheca Mechanica). L'ouvrage est illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur gravé par Houbraken d'après Quinkhard, et de 34 planches dépliantes hors-texte (dont la grande mappemonde magnétique de Halley, et 4 grandes planches représentant les machines pneumatiques de Jean van Musschenbroek, à la fin du volume). Très bon exemplaire. Bibliotheca Mechanica, 232. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur la nature et la cause des courans et la meilleure manière de les observer et des les déterminer (2 parties en un volume) Pièce qui a remporté le Prix double, proposé par l' Académie Royale des Sciences, pour les années 1749 & 1751

      s.d. s.l. s.éditeur - édition originale - 25,5 x 19,5 cm - 108 pgs - relié dans une couverture muette en papier marbré, en bas de la partie suppérieure de la couverture bande en papier rouge, l'intérieur est bien - rare OCLC 1 ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bilder-Sammlung, in welcher hundert gröstentheils in der Mark Brandenburg gebohrne, allerseits aber um dieselbe wohlverdiente Männer vorgestellet werden, mit beygefügter Erläuterung, in welcher Derselben mergwürdigste Lebens-Umstände und Schrifften erzehlet werden von George Gotfried Küster

      Bln., Vlg. des Buchladens bey der Real-Schule 1751.. 4°. 5 Bll., 204 [recte 206] (1) S., Mit 1 gest. Frontisp. u. 100 Portrait-Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Leicht berieb. Lipperh. Da 40 - Wichtiges ikonographisches Werk, zeigt Brustbilder v. Gelehrten, Wissenschaftern, Philosophen zumeist mit ihren Familenwappen.

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        Institutiones geometriae subterraneae. Editio altera ab auctore recognita.

      Wittemberg, G. H. Schwarz, 1751. - 88 SS. Mit vier gefalteten, gestochenen Tafeln. Zeitgenössischer, marmorierter Lederband mit Rückenschildchen und -vergoldung. Buntpapiervorsätze, Lesebändchen, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 4to. Zweite, vom Autor überarbeitete Ausgabe des ersten Kompendiums der bergmännischen Markscheidekunst. Die dritte, lateinische Ausgabe von 1754 wurde für "Landmarks of science" Serie mikroverfilmt (New York, Readex Microprint Corporation, 1972) und fand so in zahlreichen Bibliotheken Verbreitung. Erstmals 1765 unter dem Titel "Anleitung zur unterirdischen Mess- oder Markscheidekunst, aus der lateinisch-verbesserten Auflage in das Deutsche übersetzt v. Niklas Fuchsthaler". Zum Autor, dem an den Universitäten von Wittemberg und Basel tätigen Astronomen und Physiker (1692-1755) vgl. auch Houzeau-Lancaster 1225. - Nur zwei Exemplare der vorliegenden Ausgabe über OCLC nachweisbar (Harvard u. Lehigh Univ.), zuletzt 1983 auf einer deutschen Auktion. - Die Kupfertafeln mit Abbildung von geometrischen Instrumenten und deren Verwendung in den Minen unbedeutend wurmstichig, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. Poggendorf II, 1281. Dawson 7081.

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        [Opera] Cajus Suetonius Tranquillus, ex recensione Francisci Oudendorpii [Franciscus Oudendorp], qui variantes lectiones, suasque animadversiones adjecit; intermixtis J. G. Graevii [Johann Georg Graeve], et J. Gronovii [Jakob Gronovius], nec non ineditis Caroli Andrae Dukeri [Carolus Andreas Dukerus], adnotationibus

      Leiden, Luchtmans 1751. 22 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (44) Seiten (einschl. Kupfertitel), 1024, (36) Seiten mit Kupfertitel, gestochener Titelvignette, 1 Wappenkupfer im Text und 12 Kupferstafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Fileten, Rückenvergoldung, zeitgenöss. handschriftl. Rückentitel und goldgeprägten Wappen-Supralibros - Brunet V, 583 - Graesse VI, 523 - Schweiger, Klass. II, 980 - Erste Ausgabe dieser Edition mit den Kommentaren und Anmerkungen von Gronovius und Graevius. Gewidmet Wilhelm Carl Heinrich Friso (Prinz Wilhelm IV.) von Oranien, Erbstatthalter der Niederlande 1747 - 1751. Kupfer mit Münz-Porträts der Cäsaren von Julius Cäsar bis Domitian. Preisband der Stadt Hoorn (Noord-Holland) mit goldgeprägtem Wappen-Supralibros auf beiden Deckeln. Auf den Vorsätzen in zeitgenöss. Handschrift "Ausonius. De doudecim Caesaribus" und "Ausonii Tetrasticha de duodecim Caesaribus" - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        L'ELOGE DE LA FOLIE, TRADUIT DU LATIN...NOUVELLE EDITION REVÛE ET CORRIGÉE SUR LE TEXTE DE L'EDITION DE BASLE. ORNÉE DE NOUVELLES FIGURES. AVEC DES NOTES

      [Paris]. 1751.. [6],xxiv,222,[2]pp. Quarto. Full deep plum straight-grain morocco, elaborately stamped in blind, lettered and ruled in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, gilt borders on endsheets, a.e.g. Title in red and black. Frontis and fourteen engraved plates, engraved head- and tail-pieces. Extremities a bit worn, narrow scrapes at fore-tips of lower board, armorial bookplate on pastedown, slight offset from plates to facing pages; a very good copy. First edition of this translation, accompanied by notes by Meunier de Querlon. The frontis, plates, title- vignette and head- and tail-pieces are engraved by various hands after designs by Charles Eisen. This is a large-paper copy (23.8 x 17.4 cm), with the fourteen plates inlaid into larger sheets, and with the frontis framed and etched by P.F. Martenasie under the direction of "Mr. Le Bas." SALOMONS, pp.98-9. COHEN-DE RICCI (VI), pp.348-9.

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        TraitÈ Historique et Dogmatique Sur Les Apparitions, Les Visions & Les RÈvÈlations ParticuliËres. Avec Des Observations Du R.P. Dom Calmet, AbbÈ De SÈnones, Sur Les Apparitions & Les Revenans. Two volumes

      8vo. (6.5 x 4 inches). Two volumes. Volume 1: pp.xliii, 408. Volume 2: pp.vii, 448. Original full calf, rubbed to edges, very dry and rubbed to spine and outer joints. Title in gilt to red morocco label, one label trifle lifting. All edges red. Old armorial library bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes. Dealer's notes in pencil to front free endpaper of Volume 1, stating that 'pp.361 & 363 of vol.2 [have been] mended'. Browning and light spotting to prelims and extrems. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set, complete in two volumes. Text in French. Binding sound, but obviously these books would benefit from restoration. Uncommon. First edition.

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        Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: or, an Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage. Designed to introduce a new method of culture; wherein the produce of land will be increased, and the usual expence lessened. Together with accurate descriptions and cuts of the instruments employed in it. The third edition, very carefully corrected

      London: Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Catharine-street in the Strand, 1751. Octavo, xvi + 432 pages. Seven folding engraved plates. Complete. The third edition of Tull's agricultural classic, in which he introduced the seed drill. The drill, as well as various horse-drawn hoes and plows are illustrated in the plates. Tull was an early English proponent of the scientific advancement of agriculture, and helped bring about the British Agricultural Revolution. One plate with two-inch archival repair to a tear. Rebound handsomely in paneled, full calf, with gilt spine ruling and red morocco label. [Fussel, More Old English Farming Books].

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        Moralske Fabler. Med hosføyede Forklaringer Til Hver Fabel.

      Kiøbenhavn: Trykt paa Autors egen Bekostning 1751. (10) + 258 s. Velholdt eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet i samtidigt helskind med rig rygforgyldning. Et par sider nænsomt repareret i margin s. 44-45. Nyere titelfelt i gammel stil påsat.. Bogen indeholder en gengivelse af en række klassiske fabler og adskillige småstykker.EM I, 466, Johansen 31

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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 antients

      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 red and green 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) have repairs to folds, 2 with tiny loss to image, 2 plates have brown stain to inner margins not affecting the 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 the meaning is easily understood and the word has been added in the margin in pencil, 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. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A LETTER TO THE REVEREND MR. DOUGLAS, OCCASIONED BY HIS VINDICATION OF MILTON. TO WHICH ARE SUBJOIN'D SEVERAL CURIOUS ORIGINAL LETTERS FROM THE AUTHORS OF THE UNIVERSAL HISTORY, MR. AINSWORTH, MR. MACLAURIN, &C

      London: Printed for W. Owen, 1751.. 24pp. Quarto. Unlettered red linen. Small marginal spot to four leaves, title and verso of terminal leaf a bit tanned, soft crease to upper corner, old pencil notations in upper margin of title, but a good to very good copy. First edition. When John Douglas effectively destroyed Lauder's attempts to prove Milton a wholesale plagiarist, Samuel Johnson, who had contributed a preface and postscript to Lauder's AN ESSAY ON MILTON'S USE AND IMITATION OF THE MODERNS...(1750), dictated and compelled him to publish the confession which introduces this work. The remainder of the text includes examples of his interpolations, and some half-hearted explanations and equivocations, as well as some testimonials to Lauder's character which demonstrate by their inclusion that he was, in the main, unrepentant. Although well- represented institutionally in the ESTC, a scarce book in commerce of late. COURTNEY & SMITH, p.37. CHAPMAN & HAZEN, p.135. ROTHSCHILD 1312. FLEEMAN 51.1LLD ESTC T38357.

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        The Faerie Queen

      London: printed for J. Brindley and S. Wright,, 1751. With an exact Collation of the two original editions published by himself at London in quarto; the former containing the first three books printed in 1590, and the latter the six books in 1596. To which are now added, a new Life of the Author, and also Glossary. Adorned with thirty-two Copper-Plates, from the Original Drawings of the late W. Kent, esq; architect and principal Painter to his Majesty. 3 volumes, quarto (289 × 228 mm). Lavishly bound in contemporary full vellum, spines in compartments each with the "J.P." monogram and crown gilt and elaborate gilt rolls and tooling, titles direct in manuscript, sides bordered with geometric gilt rolls, monogram gilt to corners and centre with a ring of gilt-tooled cherubs and stars around the central monogram, marbled edges. 32 copper engraved illustrated folding plates after drawings by W. Kent. Vellum somewhat soiled and scratched but still attractive, spines and corners a little rubbed, front joints of volumes 1 and 3 starting but holding fine; occasional mild spotting, tanning or cockling to leaves and some plates, but overall a very good set. First complete and first illustrated edition, including Thomas Birch's Life; Spenser's letter to Walter Raleigh; commendatory verses; numerous dedicatory verses by Spenser; an exact collation of the two original editions of 1590 and 1596 which combine to give the first complete text in one edition including the fragment of Book VII; a glossary; and 32 engraved plates after drawings by the painter, architect, and garden-designer William Kent (c.1686-1748), which constitute the first comprehensive illustrations to the poem. This luxuriously bound copy is from the library (with his armorial bookplate to the rear of each volume) of sometime prime minister William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, later Marquis of Lansdowne (1737-1805). Volume one also bears the ownership inscription of a later owner, Emily C. Townshend, who has written out some biographical notes on Shelburne to the front pastedown; she is possibly Emily Townshend née Paget (1810–1893), daughter-in-law of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733–1800), himself a leading member of Shelburne's government. The binding itself, with the "J.P." monogram, was made for the library of Shelburne's father, the Irish peer, politician and Kerry landowner John Fitzmaurice (1706–1761), who changed his name to Petty in a bid for English respectability on the inheritance of estates at High Wycombe in 1751 (the date of this book's publication), which carried with them electoral influence over a seat in British parliament.

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        Thorp Cloud &c. This Pyramidal Mountain is in Derbyshire, the River Dove washes its foot; the front (where the View was taken) is in Staffordshire at the bottom of the Gradens of Geo. Port, of Ilam Esq

      Published by Thomas Smith, 1751. Engraving with beautiful hand-colouring. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of two skillfully mended tears on the bottom margin, and four skillfully mended tears on the top margin. Corners on left margin have been folded. Image size: 14 x 20 5/8 inches. 15 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches. 16 x 22 3/8 inches. A picturesque view of Thorp Cloud mountain in Derbyshire by the celebrated landscape artist Smith of Derby. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints. One of the earliest and most influential landscape artists of this trend was Thomas Smith ( d. 1767) who came to be known as "Smith of Derby". Smith traveled the north of England painting famous houses and beautiful views. He was one of the first artists to depict wild landscape scenes, which became immensely fashionable with the development of the "picturesque landscape" towards the end of the century. Smith's paintings not only captured the English countryside at the onset of the Industrial Revolution, but also recorded the activities of visiting tourists and local inhabitants. These works capture a period in England's history, which was forever changed by the wheels of progress. Before the mills and the factories came to dominate the landscape of northern England Smith depicted its wild beauty and breathtaking scenery.. Clayton The English Print 1688-1802 page 155-157

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