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        Chirurgie, In welcher alles, Was zur Wund-Artzney gehöret, Nach der neuesten und besten Art, gründlich abgehandelt.

      Nürnberg, Stein und Raspe 1752. - Mit gest. Portrait des Verfassers von J. M. Bernigeroth und 38 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 7 Bll., 376 (falsch 378) S., 2 Bll., SS. 377-1076 (falsch 379-1078), 12 Bll. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband d. Zt. auf Holzdecken. 21 x 18 cm. Wellcome III, 236; vgl. Haeser II, 555, Hirsch/H. III, 141, Lesky 292 u. Waller 4236. - Das wichtigste chirurgische Lehrbuch seiner Zeit, erstmals 1718 erschienen. - Einband leicht berieben, ohne die beiden Schließen. Etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk, die Tafeln teilw. mit Quetschfalten und kleinen Randmängeln. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1752, 48 x 55,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        EPANAPHORA INDICA [Parts I - VI]

      Lisbon, 1752. Small quarto. Antique-style speckled calf, spine gilt, raised bands, gilt morocco label. 20th-century bookplate and manuscript notes in Portuguese on modern front endpapers. Margins of Part V trimmed more closely than margins of other parts. Light wear to calf. Minor foxing; some toning; minor marginal worming affecting a few characters of text on pp.9-14. A very good copy. The extremely rare complete series of writings of José Freire de Monterroyo Mascarenhas on the Portuguese Viceroyalty of Goa under the Marquez do Castelo Novo. Dom Pedro Miguel de Almeida e Portugal, the Count of Assumar and first Marquez of Castelo Novo, served as Viceroy of Goa from 1744 to 1750. The present work, published in six parts between 1746 and 1753, describes Castelo Novo's government, its struggles with the neighboring Maratha Empire, and various other events of the period, including the voyage and installation of Father Lourenço de Santa Maria as Primate Archbishop of Goa and Primate of Oriental Asia in 1744. Castelo Novo was largely successful in defending Portuguese interests from the Marathas, earning the title Marquez do Alorna for his capture of the city of that name in 1746. In his major work on the Portuguese in India, Frederick Charles Danvers writes that the "government of the Marquez de Castello-Novo e Alorna is deservedly looked upon as a brilliant episode in the declining years of Portuguese Power in India, and he as one of the best and most successful Viceroys of that period" (THE PORTUGUESE IN INDIA, Vol. II, p.418). Freire de Monterroyo Mascarenhas's work, the most extensive history of this episode, has also been noted for "throw[ing] much new light on Mahratta [i.e. Maratha] History" when it was examined by Ethel M. Pope for her 1937 work, INDIA IN PORTUGUESE LITERATURE (p.191). The six parts of the EPANAPHORA... are as follows: 1) PARTE I: EPANAPHORA INDICA NA QUAL SE DÀ NOTICIA DA VIAGEM, QUE O ...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE CASTELO NOVO FEZ COM O CARGO DE VICE-REY AO ESTADO DA INDIA, E DOS PRIMEIROS PROGRESSOS DO SEU GOVERNO...E SE REFEREM TAMBEM OS SUCCESSOS DA VIAGEM DO...SENHOR D. FR. LOURENÇO DE SANTA MARIA, ARCEBISPO DE GOA.... [1746]. 2) PARTE II: EPANAPHORA INDICA EM QUE SE REFEREM OSPROGRESSOS QUE TEM FEITO NO GOVERNO DO ESTADO DA INDIA PORTUGUESA O...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE CASTELO NOVO.... [1747]. 3) PARTE III: EPANAPHORA INDICA CONTINUA-SE EM REFERIR OS INCLITOS PROGRESSOS DO...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE CASTELO NOVO.... [1748]. This part contains a large folding map of Goa and its surrounding lands, "PLANTA DA JLHA DE GOA NA INDIA E SUAS TERRAS CONSINANTES f. por d'Orgeval 1747." 4) PARTE IV: EPANAPHORA INDICA EM QUE SE LERÁM OS PROGRESSOS POLITICOS, MILITARES, E CIVIS, QUE NO DISCURSO DO ANNO DE 1747, FEZ NO SEU GOVERNO O...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE ALORNA.... [1748]. 5) PARTE V: EPANAPHORA INDICA CONTINUAM OS PROGRESSOS DO GOVERNO DO...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE ALORNA.... [1750]. 6) PARTE VI: EPANAPHORA INDICA CONTINUAÕ-SE, E FINALIZAÕ- SE OS PROGRESSOS DO GOVERNO DO...SENHOR MARQUEZ DE ALORNA.... [1752]. An early 20th-century inscription on the front free endpaper notes the quality of this work ("Classico, muito estimado") and the great difficulty in procuring or assembling a volume containing all six parts, a task that took the original owner of this volume "many years." This owner also mentions that the "sage orientalist [Mons Rodolfo Sebastião] Dalgado was aware of only four parts." WorldCat and OCLC list only two complete copies, at the National Library of Australia and the Newberry Library; the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal in Lisbon also holds a copy in all six parts. Harvard and the University of Minnesota both hold copies in only the first five parts. Not in Palau.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte traversiere zu spielen.

      Berlin, Voß 1752. - 4°. (7) lvs., 334 pp., (11) lvs.; (1) leaf., (12) lvs. 24 engraved plates with music, 2 engraved vignettes. Contemporary leather (rubbed, head of spine restored, joints a little broken); the music plates separately bound in contemporary wrappers. First edition of this very important traverse flute tutor and music theory; the book appeared simultaneously in German at Berlin and in French at Paris. Quantz (1697 - 1773) was a pupil of Zelenka and Fux in Vienna. In 1728 he became a tutor in Berlin for the flute to the later Prussian King Friedrich II, 1741 and was appointed official chamber musician and composer to the court. He wrote approx. 300 concertos for flute in the style of Vivaldi as well as 200 pieces of chamber music for the flute, improving the construction of the flute by the introduction of a second valve or key. His "Attempt at a manual for playing the flute traversially " is more than purely a manual for playing an instrument: It represents one of the most important writings of its time on music theory. "His rules for adornment are tied to a specific time and partly personal opinion . His explanations regarding general ideas for performing, however, are valid for the entire European music of the late Baroque and Rococo. Many of his utterances concerning musical education, choice of career and aptitude of the instrumentalist . remarks regarding the experiencing of music and the tasks of the componists and of the interpreter are generally valid." (MGG X, 1804). Quantz propagated the "mixed tastes", of combining the Italian art of adornment, French architecture and rhythm as well as the German art of counterpoint to form a completely new style. Multiple forms of expression, changes in the instrumentation, and variety of harmonisation through the use of dissonance alll belonged to this idea of " mixed tastes ", just as much as the "expression" of the performance itself, which he demanded of his interpreters, in order to make the thoughts present within the music itself understandable. The book was published at the same time in German and French. Minor water-staining, a good copy. RISM B VI 676; Hirsch I, 477. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buechel-Baur]
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        Chirurgie, In welcher alles, Was zur Wund-Artzney gehöret, Nach der neuesten und besten Art, gründlich abgehandelt

      Nürnberg, Stein und Raspe 1752.. Mit gest. Portrait des Verfassers von J. M. Bernigeroth und 38 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 7 Bll., 376 (falsch 378) S., 2 Bll., SS. 377-1076 (falsch 379-1078), 12 Bll. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband d. Zt. auf Holzdecken. 21 x 18 cm. Wellcome III, 236; vgl. Haeser II, 555, Hirsch/H. III, 141, Lesky 292 u. Waller 4236. - Das wichtigste chirurgische Lehrbuch seiner Zeit, erstmals 1718 erschienen. - Einband leicht berieben, ohne die beiden Schließen. Etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk, die Tafeln teilw. mit Quetschfalten und kleinen Randmängeln.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Laws of New-York, from the Year 1691, to 1751, Inclusive, Published According to an Act of the General Assembly

      Printed by James Parker, New York 1752 - [6],iii,488,[1]pp. including Errata leaf. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Small old ink library stamp on verso of titlepage, some toning and minor foxing, marginal dampstaining to some leaves, with a remarkable contemporary poem "Epitaph on Thomas Paine," apparently an original composition, penned on two of the terminal blanks. Very good. One of the earliest compilations of the laws of colonial New York, and the first digest of the colonial statutes in force at that time. The work was prepared by William Smith (author of the History of New York ) and William Livingston, both prominent New York attorneys. The work is also notable for the subscriber's list, which includes prominent names such as Benjamin Franklin, Charles Pinckney, and James De Lancey, among others. The book belonged to James Smith and Peter Smith of Dutchess County, New York, who have noted ownership on the last blank leaf. In evidently the same hand there is an extremely interesting manuscript verse epitaph on Thomas Paine on the versos of the last two sheets. The poem is composed of some thirty-four lines, the text of which is apparently unpublished. It was likely written by the same James Smith who signs his name in the book. Smith was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Duchess County, New York during the American Revolution. In September 1775, Smith was tarred and feathered for openly opposing the County Committee, who had decided to take certain arms away from local British soldiers. Smith was an ardent Loyalist, and as a result, he was summarily held as a prisoner by the American rebels for three years during the war. After his release, Smith joined the British army, petitioning to form a regiment under Col. Abraham Cuyler. As a Loyalist, Smith would have been no admirer of Paine's, and he seems to have loosed his venom in this manuscript poem. The poem begins: "The wit that lays here below the Cold E[a]rth / He quitted the land where he Drew his first bre[a]th / Commence the Apostle of bloodshed and strife / And practise[d] the trade to the End of his Life / Sedition and Nonsence with Lyes to Dispence / and took up the title of the Common Sense." The poem continues in the same brutally unflattering terms, eventually calling out Paine by name near the end: "Blaspheams the Almighty Lives in filth like a hog / Abandon in De[a]th and Interd like a Dog / Thom Pa[i]ne for the Devil is sur[e]ly a match." What the poem lacks in poetic refinement, it makes up for in vitriol. An important and handsomely produced volume, with an undiscovered gem of a contemporary manuscript poem from a passionate Loyalist. Benedict 345. Tower 624. Evans 6897. ESTC W6326. Sabin 53730. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LAWS OF NEW-YORK, FROM THE YEAR 1691, TO 1751, INCLUSIVE, PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO AN ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

      New York: Printed by James Parker, 1752. - [6],iii,488,[1]pp. including Errata leaf. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Small old ink library stamp on verso of titlepage, some toning and minor foxing, marginal dampstaining to some leaves, with a remarkable contemporary poem "Epitaph on Thomas Paine," apparently an original composition, penned on two of the terminal blanks. Very good. One of the earliest compilations of the laws of colonial New York, and the first digest of the colonial statutes in force at that time. The work was prepared by William Smith (author of the HISTORY OF NEW YORK) and William Livingston, both prominent New York attorneys. The work is also notable for the subscriber's list, which includes prominent names such as Benjamin Franklin, Charles Pinckney, and James De Lancey, among others. The book belonged to James Smith and Peter Smith of Dutchess County, New York, who have noted ownership on the last blank leaf. In evidently the same hand there is an extremely interesting manuscript verse epitaph on Thomas Paine on the versos of the last two sheets. The poem is composed of some thirty-four lines, the text of which is apparently unpublished. It was likely written by the same James Smith who signs his name in the book. Smith was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Duchess County, New York during the American Revolution. In September 1775, Smith was tarred and feathered for openly opposing the County Committee, who had decided to take certain arms away from local British soldiers. Smith was an ardent Loyalist, and as a result, he was summarily held as a prisoner by the American rebels for three years during the war. After his release, Smith joined the British army, petitioning to form a regiment under Col. Abraham Cuyler. As a Loyalist, Smith would have been no admirer of Paine's, and he seems to have loosed his venom in this manuscript poem. The poem begins: "The wit that lays here below the Cold E[a]rth / He quitted the land where he Drew his first bre[a]th / Commence the Apostle of bloodshed and strife / And practise[d] the trade to the End of his Life / Sedition and Nonsence with Lyes to Dispence / and took up the title of the Common Sense." The poem continues in the same brutally unflattering terms, eventually calling out Paine by name near the end: "Blaspheams the Almighty Lives in filth like a hog / Abandon in De[a]th and Interd like a Dog / Thom Pa[i]ne for the Devil is sur[e]ly a match." What the poem lacks in poetic refinement, it makes up for in vitriol. An important and handsomely produced volume, with an undiscovered gem of a contemporary manuscript poem from a passionate Loyalist. BENEDICT 345. TOWER 624. EVANS 6897. ESTC W6326. SABIN 53730.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        DELLA LETTERATURA VENEZIANA Libri ottto. Volume primo [tutto il pubblicato].

      Seminario,, Padova, 1752 - in folio gr., pp. (8), 494, (2), bella leg. cart. dec. coeva con tass. xilogr. al d. Bella vignetta inc. in rame al front. Testat., capilett. e final. inc. Ediz. orig., piuttosto rara, sulla letteratura veneziana rimasta purtroppo incompiuta per la morte del Foscarini. I soli 4 libri pervenutici trattano della storia veneziana, delle cronache, delle leggi e della "istoria forastiera". Gamba 2243: "Nobillissima edizione.". Cicogna 4048: "Opera celebratissima.". Picc. restauro al d. Belliss. esempl. fresco e a larghi margini nella sua leg. orig.

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        La plus nouvelle academie universelle des jeux ou divertissemens innocens. 3 volumes, Amsterdam / Leipzig, Arkstee / Merkus, 1752.

      392+392+273+(42) pag., bound in 3 early 20th century board bindings. Good copy. Illustrated with 2 titleprints and 8 mostly folding engravings. Parts of the text are by Philippe Stamma and A.D. Philidor. The plays: Jeux de cartes, billard, mail, courte-paume, longue-paume, trictrac, revertir, toute-table, tourne-case, dames rabattues, plain, toc & echecs (the chess-part occupies pages 184-392 and 1-273).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Twee-rampspoedige zee-reyzen, den enen ... met een Fransch Oost Indiesch Compagnie-schip, genaamt Le Prince, ... Den anderen, met het Hollandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie schip, genaamt Rustenwerk, ...Amsterdam, Bernardus Mourik, [1752 or soon after]. 4to. With 2 full-page etched plates. Disbound.

      Landwehr & V.d. Krogt 437; STCN (4 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 1238. The first edition of a compelling account of two fatal voyages, of the French East Indiaman Le Prince, and the VOC ship Rustenwerk (Rust en Werk). Le Prince, commanded by Captain Morin, left the port of Lorient on 19 February 1752, sailing for Pondicherry. The voyage had passed off quietly when fire was discovered in the ship. It spread fast, and the ship exploded when the fire reached the gunpowder magazine, leaving only 10 survivors. The second account relates the seizure of the ship Rustenwerk, a 650-ton Dutch East Indiaman. Moored off Ternate, it was taken by the pirate Frans Fransz on 28 June 1751 and some 12 passengers (including the Captain) were killed. The survivors reached Batavia by way of Makassar and sailed for Holland. The VOC eventually managed to retake the ship, but Frans Fransz escaped with the valuable cargo. The account includes a list of 210 VOC ships lost in the period 1688-1752 through disasters, mutiny, piracy etc.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Mémoire, contenant la manière d'élever les vers à soye

      Chez Jean-Florent Baour 1752 - - Chez Jean-Florent Baour, àAvignon 1752, petit in-folio (17x21cm), 40pp. ; 8pp ; 4pp. ; 4pp. ; 1f. errata, broché. - Exemplaire cousu sous couverture d'attente crème. Mention manuscrite sur le premier plat de couverture. Quelques infimes piqûres principalement sur la couverture et traces de colle sur le dos. Auteur présumé : Henri de Goyon de la Plombanie. Dans le journal des savans de 1752, article intitulé : Mémoire sur la manière d'élever les vers à soye. La première partie est une suite de conseils pour la réussite d'un élevage de vers à soie ; la seconde est constituée d'observations sur la conduite des vers à soie ; la dernière relate une méthode de récolte des oeufs des vers à soie. A la suite, une table détaillée du contenu de l'ouvrage. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Sewn copy undercover waiting cream. 40pp. ; 8pp ; 4pp. ; 4pp. ; 1f. errata [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Dictionnaire des livres jansénistes ou qui favorisent le jansénisme

      A Anvers: Chez Jean-Baptiste Verdussen, 1752. Fine. Chez Jean-Baptiste Verdussen, A Anvers 1752, In-12 (9,5x16,5cm), xx, 508pp. (2) et (4) 552pp. (2) et (4) 504pp. (2) et (4) 467pp. (1), 4 tomes en 4 volumes reliés. - New Edition, the most complete of this book originally published in 1722. This edition was increased by Patouillet. Bound in full sheepskin blonde time. Back smooth decorated. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. A lack of Volume I. tail head Headgear fourth volume threadbare. Rubbed together. The 4 volumes are tail brown wax stain. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, la plus complète de cet ouvrage paru initialement en 1722. Cette édition a été augmenté par Patouillet. Un frontispice. Reliure en pleine basane blonde d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Un manque en queue du tome I. Coiffe de tête du tome IV élimée. Ensemble frotté. Les 4 tomes portent en queue une tache de cire brune. Coins émoussés. Le manque de modération de Dominique de Colonia dans son établissement du dictionnaire fit mettre son livre à l'index dès 1749, il se passa la même chose avec les augmentations de Louis Patouillet, appliquant la thèse du jansénisme à des auteurs catholiques et même à Madame de Sévigné (une ample explication sur l'influence pernicieuse des Lettres est donnée). Chaque entrée du dictionnaire est suivie d'une critique de l'ouvrage et d'un résumé. Une table permet de retrouver tous les auteurs. Tampon rouge sur les faux-titres : Bib. Dom. Christi Regis

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La Cuisiniere Bourgeoise suivie de l'Office, a l'usage de tous ceux qui se melent de depenses de Maisons. Contenant la maniere de dissequer, connoitre & servir toutes sortes de viandes

      Paris: Guillyn, 1752. The Menon family copy, signed by the author. New (fourth) ediiton, augmented with many new ragouts and recipes for liqueurs. Two volumes. Pp. viii, 441 [misnumbered 451 by the printer]; iv, 428. 8vo., attractive contemporary calf, spine elaborately gilt in compartments with tan and gilt spine labels, marbled endpapers, green silk page markers still intact, few small wormholes in the binding and marbled endpapers, small tear not affecting text on p.202 of 2nd volume. A very good, handsome set with only slight browning. A very early edition of one of the most important eighteenth century French cookery books, Menon's classic work being first published in 1746. Apparently the author's own copy, signed on the first page. The set was the copy in the Chateau de Villiers according to small pen inscriptions on each title and tiny stamps on the first blanks. The first blank of the first volume bears the remarkable history of the book, written in ink in 1875. The story it relates is that the first owner of the book was Mrs. Menon, it passed to Margueritte Menon, her daughter, who was married to Claude Dodant, then to Anne Dodant, wife of Henri de Villemenard, then to their son Charles de Villemenard, then to Marie de Villemenard and finally to the author of the note, Villiers. The note is initialled and dated. It seems an extraordinary story to invent so one has to assume this is Menon family copy - even more interesting as the history of Menon is obscure.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        Bd. 40: Histoire generale des voyages, ou nouvelle Collection de toutes les relations de Voyages par mer et par terre.

      Paris Didot 1752 - 2 Bll., 424 SS., 4 Bll. mit 3 mehrf. gefalt. Kst.- Tafeln, 8°, GLdr. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. Rvg. Bd. 40 der Pariser Oktavausgabe. - Vgl. Cox I, 32; Cioranescu 51288. - Mit einer Karte von Japan ( 21,5 x 32,2 cm ) und zwei Tafeln mit militärischen Emblemen und Ehrenzeichen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        BAD PYRMONT. - Karte. "Die Grafschaft Pyrmont mit den umliegenden Hanoverischen, Braunschw. u. Gr. Lippischen auch Paderbornischen Graenzlaendern".

      - Altkol. Kupferstich bei Homann Erben, 1752, 45,5 x 56,5 cm. Zeigt die Grafschaft Pyrmont und das Gebiet zwischen Alverdissen, Blomberg, Elbringsen, Bodenwerder und Hameln. Links oben Ansicht von Bad Pyrmont und Umgebung (9,5 x 17 cm). Die Karte ist im Bereich der Grafschaft Pyrmont flächenkoloriert, sonst grenzkoloriert. - Sauberes und schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Institutiones physicae.

      In Usum Nobilissimorum suorum Auditorum adornatæ. Quibus ceu Subsidium præmittuntur Institutiones Mathematicæ. 3 vols. Viennæ: Trattner 1752-55. With 53 [All] folded copperengraved plates. Bound with all edges gilt in nice full red calf richly gilt on spines and boards. A few leaves weakly browning and bindings weakly marked of use and timeotherwise an attractive copy of this interesting item. With book plates of The Austrian physicist Robert Ettenreich (1890-1951)

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        Reducciones de plata, y oro a las leyes de 11. diner. y 22. quilat. valores de una y otra especie por marcos, onzas, ochav. tomin. y gran. como S. Mag. (que Dios guarde) lo manda en sus novissimas reales ordenanzas, expedidas en 1. de agosto de 1750. Cuyas reducciones, y valores el Excmo. Sr. Conde. de Revilla Gigedo ... mandò imprimir

      Mexico: Impr. de Doña Maria de Rivera Small 8vo (14.8 cm; 5.875"). [15] ff., 324 pp.. 1752 Mining was one of the chief industries of colonial Mexico, and after a century of decline during the 1600s, the 18th century saw a renaissance in ore extraction, chiefly due to new technologies that made it possible to rework old ore and to achieve higher than previously imagined levels of silver and gold extracted from newly mined ore. Berdugo's work, a vade mecum of conversion tables of values for gold of different carats and for silver of different values of purity, was => absolutely essential for all merchants and other business people, and for government workers in the treasury department — for milled coins were the exception in Mexican commerce, cob pieces the norm, and raw gold and silver, including dust, were extremely common. The volume ends with the "Reglas varias, para sacar juntos, o separados en pasta, o en moneda los reales derechos, que se pagan a S. Mag. De el oro y de la plata, y para reducir a toda su ley estos metales." An economic work of which we trace fewer than nine U.S. copies, this was printed by Doña Maria de Rivera with a red and black title-page, and with woodcut arms on the first dedication page. The charming cut of a herald cherub appears after the decima dedicated to the author at the end of the preliminaries. Contemporary full Mexican calf, modestly tooled in gilt and with all edges red; recased, new endpapers. Final two leaves little ragged at edges costing a few letters and with small hole at center and short tears at inner margin; old staining and age-toning/browning throughout. => There is every indication that this well-produced little volume saw time "in the field"!

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        Amelia. In Four Volumes.

      Printed for A. Millar. 1752 [i.e. 1751] xii, 285, [1]p; viii, 262, [2]pp ads; ix, [i], 323, [1]p; viii, 296pp. 12mo.Sl. foxing, offset browning from pastedowns on to endpapers & titlepages, several gatherings a little proud with sl. edge wear, small ink splash to edge of book block Vol. II, not intruding on to page surface, bound without final blank Vol. I. Full contemporary calf, ornate gilt floral tooled spines, red & dark green morocco labels; expert repairs to joints and head & tail of spines. Early signature of Lady Sophia Egerton on three front endpapers.ESTC T89846. The first edition, second impression, of Fielding's last novel. The issue with the fourth line of p.191 in Vol. III in corrected state; the misreading 'the at Folly' changed to 'at the Folly'. Lady Sophia Egerton (died 1780), was the sister of the 1st Duke of Portland and wife of the bishop of Durham.

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        Historia Danica, Paa Dansk. Eller den Danske Historie,

      . Som Saxo Grammaticus Efter Den store Erke-Biskop Absalons Ordre, Udi Kong Waldemar den Andens Tid, Paa Latin haver sammenskrevet, Indeholdende de Danske Folks Bedrifter og Kongernes Beskrivelse fra Kong Dan I. indtil Kong Knud, Waldemars Sön. Og nu med Flid paa ny udi det Danske Sprog oversat, Samt med Anmaerkninger af andre Historiske Skrifter oplyst og forklaret [af Sejer Schousbölle]. Kbhvn.: Trykt og bekostet af A.H. Godiche 1752. Med kobberstukne vignetter. [6] + 29 + [9] + 608 s. Indbundet i lidt slidt samtidigt helskind med guldtryk pa ryggen. Navne pa forsatspapir. * Sejer Skousbölles Saxo-udgave er den anden dansksprogede udgave. "Mere tro mod Ordlyden er Schousbölles fra 1554 (!); dens snörklede Parykstil giver ikke ueffent Begreb om de mindre tiltalende Sider ved Saxos Foredrag." (Carl S. Petersen). Versene er oversat af Laurids Lauridsen Thura og taget fra dennes "Adskillige poetiske Sager" fra 1721. <br>Sejer Skousbölles Saxo-udgave is the second edition of Saxo in Danish. The verses are translated by Laurids Lauridsen Thura and taken from his "Adskillige poetiske Sager" from 1721.<br>Bibl. Danica III, 10. Ehrencron-Müller I, 257..

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        Histoire des tremblemens (tremblements) de terre arrives a Lima, capitale du Perou, et autres lieux; avec la description du Perou, et des recherches sur les causes phisiques des tremblemens de terre. Deux partie en un tome.

      La Haye 1752 - Moderner Ganzlederband mit Autor, Titel und Jahr in Golddruck auf Rücken. Ohne Vor- und Nachsatz, Fadenbindung, Premiere partie: Titel und Vorwort mit zwei Wurmlöchern. XVI, wenige Seiten mit kleinen Stockflecken, 4 gefaltete Pläne (4 planches): Plan de Lima, Plan de la ville de Callao, Plan de la rade de Callao, Carte de láudience de Lima au Peru (fachgercht restaurierter Einriss); 221 Seiten; Seconde partie: 3 gefaltete Ansichten (3 planches): Mulatresse paree Creoles en habit de nuit, Dame creole voilee allant a l eglise avec caleche ou voiture ordinaire du pays, Dame creole chez elle, Seite 222 - 377; Anhang: Seite 378-445 Reflexions physiques sur les causes des tremblements de terre, presentees a la Societe Royale de Londres le 5 avril 1750 et Tremblement de la Jamaique le 3 juillet 1693. 8°. Traduite de l'ánglois. Schönes Exemplar dieses seltenen Werkes über das große Erdbeben von Peru im Jahre 1746 mit den gefalteten und sauberen vier Plänen und drei Ansichten in einem gefälligen Ganzlederband. Französische Übersetzung von: A True and Particular Relation of The Dreadful Earthquake Which happen&#146;d At Lima, the Capital of Peru, and the neighbouring Port of Callao, On the 28th of October, 1746. With an Account likewise of every Thing material that passed there afterwards to the End of November following. Published at Lima by Command of the Viceroy, And translated from the Original Spanish, By a Gentleman who resided Many Years in those Countries. To which is added, A Description of Callao and Lima before their Destruction; and of the Kingdom of Peru in general, with its Inhabitants; setting forth their Manners, Customs, Religion, Government, Commerce, &c. Interspersed with Passages of Natural History and physiological Disquisitions; particularly an Enquiry into the Cause of Earthquakes. The whole illustrated with A Map of the Country about Lima, Plans of the Road and Town of Callao, another of Lima; and several Cuts of the Natives, drawn on the Spot by the Translator. The work is attributed to Pedro Lozano, and translated into English by Henry Johnson and here in a French version by Stephen Hales. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Genuine and Impartial Account of the Life of Miss Mary Blandy

      1752. The "Love Philtre" was Arsenic [Murder]. [Blandy, Mary (1720-1752)]. A Genuine and Impartial Account of the Life of Miss Mary Blandy, Particularly from the Time of Her Commitment to Oxford-Castle, To Her Execution at Oxford, Monday, April 6, 1752, For Poisoning Her Father. With Her Own Account of the Affair Between Her and Mr. Cranstoun, From Their First Acquaintance, In 1746: In a Narrative of the crime for Which She Suffered. Also Copies of Original Letters to Her, And Her Answers Thereto: And a Copy of Her Declaration, (in Which is Contained a Solemn Confession of Her Faith) Which She Sign'd Immediately After Receiving the Sacrament, And Desired to be Made Publick After Her Death. Likewise the Declaration Which She Made at the Place of Execution. London: Printed and Sold by W. Jackson, 1752. 17 [1] pp. Includes one-page publisher advertisement. Title page has large copperplate portrait of Blandy, who is holding the fatal "love philtre.". Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (9" x 6-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title and fillets to spine, title page re-hinged. Moderate toning and light foxing, minor tears to margins of a few leaves, light soiling to title page. A handsomely bound copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. The well-educated daughter of a prosperous lawyer, Blandy was not a typical female criminal of the era. Her unfortunate story begins with a dowry. Her father, Francis, advertised an unusually large dowry for Mary, ?10,000. This attracted many suitors including one who captivated Mary, the Honourable Captain William Henry Cranstoun, the son of a Scottish nobleman. Francis became angry when he learned that Cranstoun was already married and realized that he was after the dowry. Sensing danger, Cranstoun persuaded Mary to give her father an ancient "love philtre" he acquired. Cranstoun said it would make the father like him. It was actually arsenic. Mary was fooled by this ruse and administered the powders. When her father was stricken and she learned what she had done, Mary foolishly burned Cranstoun's letters and disposed of the remaining powders. Cranstoun fled to France when it was clear that Mary was going to be arrested. The trial was interesting because it was the first of its kind to employ detailed medical evidence

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        Cassandre

      à Paris: ChezBauche, 1752. Fine. ChezBauche, à Paris 1752, 3 tomes en 3 vol. in-12 (9,5x17cm), (2) xij ; 522pp. (5) et (4) 504pp. et (4) 486pp., 3 volumes reliés. - New edition. Binders of the time in full mottled calf. Back smooth decorated with gilded finials and boxes, as well as parts of title and volume number of red and green morocco. Net gilded on the cuts. All red edges. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, version abrégée donnée par Alexandre-Nicolas de La Rochefoucauld, marquis de Surgère. De 1642 à 1645 parurent 10 volumes composant Cassandre, ils ont été réduits dans cette édition à 3. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau marbré. Dos lisses ornés de fleurons et caissons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et vert. Filet doré sur les coupes. Toutes tranches rouges. Bon exemplaire. Ecrivain prolixe et fécond, La Calprenede entre dans le monde littéraire au moment de l'apogée du genre précieux et pastoral dont L'Astrée d'Honoré d'Urfé était déjà le modèle. Il y ajoute des princes, des rois, et des coups d'épée, bref les ingrédients du roman de chevalerie, tel La Jerusalem délivrée du Tasse ; le résultat est une série d'enlèvements, de combats, d'amours contrariés, bref un incroyable mélange entre le genre pastoral, celui de la chevalerie et celui des romans d'aventures grecs et latins, l'auteur semblant jouer adroitement de tous les domaines pour contenter son public. Ses oeuvres furent très appéciées et lues, mais on ne les considéra jamais comme sérieuses, à l'image de leur auteur, gentlhomme gascon de belle humeur. Cassandre est le premier des romans de l'auteur, il se déroule dans l'empire des Perses, bien après sa conquête par Alexandre le Grand.

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        The Spirit of Laws

      Complete 2-volume set. Translation by Mr. Nugent. 8vo. Quarter calf with gilt rules and lettering and decorative paper over boards. xl, (19pp), 451pp, (1p ad); xvi, 483pp, (1p ad), (46pp), (2pp ads). Decorative endpapers. Good plus. Though internally a superb very good, the calf spines on this early 20th century binding are rather chipped, rough and delicate. A tight and decent second edition ("corrected and considerably improved") of this early translation of this influential 1748 treatise on political philosophy. Most interesting is the provenance of this set: The inner flyleaf of the first volume bears the large, pencilled ownership signature of Adlai E. Stevenson II, who also adds "Florence 126" below. Stevenson and his sister toured Italy that year, during which she met her future husband. Stevenson (1900-65) was the Illinois governor who twice lost a presidential bid against Dwight Eisenhower (1952 and '56), later serving as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Labeled "egghead" by Eisenhower, Stevenson's intellectual demeanor and liberal platform made him the darling of intellegentsia, academics and Hollywood elite -- so it's not surprising his reading interests as a young man would lean towards heavyweight philosophical works such as this. A choice association set.

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        LAWS OF NEW-YORK, FROM THE YEAR 1691, TO 1751, INCLUSIVE, PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO AN ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

      New York: Printed by James Parker, 1752.. [6],iii,488,[1]pp. including Errata leaf. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Small old ink library stamp on verso of titlepage, some toning and minor foxing, marginal dampstaining to some leaves, with a remarkable contemporary poem "Epitaph on Thomas Paine," apparently an original composition, penned on two of the terminal blanks. Very good. One of the earliest compilations of the laws of colonial New York, and the first digest of the colonial statutes in force at that time. The work was prepared by William Smith (author of the HISTORY OF NEW YORK) and William Livingston, both prominent New York attorneys. The work is also notable for the subscriber's list, which includes prominent names such as Benjamin Franklin, Charles Pinckney, and James De Lancey, among others. The book belonged to James Smith and Peter Smith of Dutchess County, New York, who have noted ownership on the last blank leaf. In evidently the same hand there is an extremely interesting manuscript verse epitaph on Thomas Paine on the versos of the last two sheets. The poem is composed of some thirty-four lines, the text of which is apparently unpublished. It was likely written by the same James Smith who signs his name in the book. Smith was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Duchess County, New York during the American Revolution. In September 1775, Smith was tarred and feathered for openly opposing the County Committee, who had decided to take certain arms away from local British soldiers. Smith was an ardent Loyalist, and as a result, he was summarily held as a prisoner by the American rebels for three years during the war. After his release, Smith joined the British army, petitioning to form a regiment under Col. Abraham Cuyler. As a Loyalist, Smith would have been no admirer of Paine's, and he seems to have loosed his venom in this manuscript poem. The poem begins: "The wit that lays here below the Cold E[a]rth / He quitted the land where he Drew his first bre[a]th / Commence the Apostle of bloodshed and strife / And practise[d] the trade to the End of his Life / Sedition and Nonsence with Lyes to Dispence / and took up the title of the Common Sense...." The poem continues in the same brutally unflattering terms, eventually calling out Paine by name near the end: "Blaspheams the Almighty Lives in filth like a hog / Abandon in De[a]th and Interd like a Dog / Thom Pa[i]ne for the Devil is sur[e]ly a match." What the poem lacks in poetic refinement, it makes up for in vitriol. An important and handsomely produced volume, with an undiscovered gem of a contemporary manuscript poem from a passionate Loyalist. BENEDICT 345. TOWER 624. EVANS 6897. ESTC W6326. SABIN 53730.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hamburg, 26. VI. 1752. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt (Wasserzeichen: doppelstrichige Antiquaversalien "IKM"). 4to. Unbekannter Brief an den Schriftsteller Nikolaus Dietrich Giseke (1724-65): "Sie machen mich, auf die gefälligste Art, ungewiß, ob ich mit grösserm Vergnügen Ihre Predigten oder Ihre Briefe lese: so sehr verdienen beyde meine gantze Hochschätzung. Mir ist, allererst vor drey Tagen, und zwar zu Rugenbergen, auf dem Gebiete und im Saale dH. Dr. [Jacob] Rölcke, eingefallen, daß, da der Diaconus in Zehren, dH. [Gottlieb] Fuchs, unverantwortlich, vergessen hat, seinem so gütigen Fürsprecher, dem Herrn Abt [Johamm Friedrich Wilhelm] Jerusalem, sein neues Glück zu melden, mir um so mehr oblieget, Se. Hochwürden davon, ohne längeren Verzug, zu benachrichtigen und nochmals zu danken, daß dieser rechtschaffene Mann mein dreistes Bitten damals, als der Diaconus zu Zehren ohne alle Hülfe und Hofnung war, aufs grosmüthigste, Statt finden lassen. Dieser ist gewiß glücklich. Schon itzo stehet er, in einer der angenehmsten Gegenden von Sachsen, im Amte, zu 400 Thlr., ohne, wie andere, mit dem Ackerbau zu schaffen zu haben: vier Meilen von Dresden, eine diesseits Meissen, an der Elbe. Der Dresdensche Bürgermeister [Ernst Chr.] Hübner, ein vernünftiger, angesehener Mann, hat ihm nicht nur seine Stieftochter zur Gehülfin gegeben, mit der er durch dH. Dr. [Johann Joachim Gottlob] Am-Ende getrauet worden, sondern ist auch, wie dH. [Johann] Vaake mich versichert, würklich im Stande, ihn nach Dresden beruffen zu helffen. Wer hätte vor einigen Jahren ihm dieses verheissen können? Dieses nun gedachte ich an dH. Abt selbst zu schreiben. Die einzige, vielleicht unhinlängliche, Ursache warum es nicht geschiehet, ist, daß ich Ihn mit keiner Antwort bemühen mag, da ich weiß daß mit Seinen Höflichkeiten und Freundschafts-Bezeugungen nur die beschwerlichste Menge Seiner Geschäfte in Vergleich zu stellen stehe. Ich bitte Sie also, Ihm dieses, zu einer gelegenen Stunde, anzuzeigen, meinen Dank recht gros und so wie ich meine Schuldigkeit empfinde vorzustellen, und zugleich dem ehrlichen Engelländer, der wahrlich Seiner Achtung nicht unwürdig, ein Geistlicher ist und es zu seyn verdient, so lange dessen kurtzer Aufenthalt in Braunschweig währt, eine gütige Aufnahme aufs beste zu erwircken. Mein Brief an dH. [Johann Arnold] Ebert wird diesen meinen Nachbarn und recht wehrten Freund, Mr. [Timothy] Neve, Ihnen kennbar machen und ich ersuche, den Brief zu lesen, ehe Sie ihn dH. Abt darstellen und empfehlen. Ich habe gedacht, ihn insonderheit mit dem glücklichen Übersetzer des Young bekannt machen zu müssen und diesem, nicht weniger als jenem, damit eine Gefälligkeit zu erweisen. - Ich liebe unsern Freund Klopstock je mehr ich ihn kennen lerne. Wir haben, bey dH. Dr. Rölcke, zu Rugenbergen, ein paar Tage recht vergnügt zugebracht, allwo ich auch dH. Hofmeisters Lutterloh Gesellschaft gehabt habe, die mir sehr angenehm gewesen ist. Nur dH. Klopstocks seiner kan ich nicht immer so habhaft werden, als ich wünschte. - Man macht mir Hofnung, daß Sie bald wohlversorgt seyn werden. Es gehe Ihnen wohl, in Ihren jungen und alten Tagen! Das wünsche ich Ihnen hertzlich. Sie verdienen diesen Anwunsch und ich bin unveränderlich / Ihr / Ergebenster Diener / Hagedorn." - Einige alte Bleistiftanstreichungen und Numerierung "46". Zeitgenöss. Faltspuren; etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig; die Ränder stellenweise mit kl. Läsuren. Während das erwähnte, am selben Tag verfasste Schreiben an den Dichter und Übersetzer Johann Arnold Erbert in der Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel überliefert ist (Slg. Vieweg 642; Briefe Nr. 176), war das vorliegende Schreiben bislang unbekannt. Nicht bei: Hagedorn, Briefe (hg. von H. Gronemeyer, Berlin/New York 1997) (wäre als Nr. 176a einzuordnen). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Rabelais moderne ou les oeuvres de maitre François Rabelais EDITION ORIGINALE

      AAmsterdam: ChezJean Frédéric Bernard, 1752. Fine. ChezJean Frédéric Bernard, AAmsterdam 1752, 6 tomes en 8 Vol. Pet. in-12 (8x14,5cm), relié. - Edition carried out by the historian François Marsy this modernized version of the work of Rabelais, with extensive notes and comments. Binding right calf antique brown granite. Back smooth decorated with grotesque. As part red morocco and volume number in black leather. Triple mentoring net on the boards. Cailloutées slices. Beautiful series, although decorative. Fresh set. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition réalisée par l'historien François de Marsy de cette version modernisée de l'oeuvre de Rabelais, avec de nombreuses notes et commentaires. Reliure en plein veau d'époque brun granité. Dos lisse orné à la grotesque. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches cailloutées. Mors supérieur du tome VII restauré ; mors du tome III restaurés ; mors supérieur du tome I également restauré ; certains mors supérieurs fendillés. Faux-titres des tomes 2, 5 et 6 absents. Belle série, bien décorative. Diversités de teintes dans les pièces de titre et de tomaison. Ensemble frais. Préface de la traduction de Rabelais en français moderne : "J'ai soigneusement évité d'insérer dans le nouveau texte aucun terme trop moderne & trop neuf, ce qui eut causé une bigarrure ridicule. J'ai été si scrupuleux a cet egard que je ne crois pas avoir substitué aucun mot, qui ne se rencontre dans les Ecrivains contemporains de Rabelais, & qu"on ne trouvât peut-etre dans Rabelais même, si l'on se donnoit la peine de le chercher". Le grand intérêt de cette mise en français moderne est que l'édition propose les termes anciens qui ont été changés et des notes qui accompagnent ce changement ou cette modernisation. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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        Prüfung der Köpfe zu den Wissenschaften. Worinne er die Verschiedenen Fähigkeiten die in den Menschen liegen zeigt Einer jeden den Theil der Gelehrsamkeit bestimmt der für sie eigentlich gehöret Und endlich den Aeltern Anschläge ertheilt wie sie fähige und zu den Wissenschaften aufgelegte Söhne erhalten können. Aus dem Spanischen übersetzt von Gotthold Ephraim Leßing

      Zerbst, Zimmermann 1752. - 12 Bll., 456 S., 4 Bll. HPrgt. d. Zt. Muncker 479; Seifert 1733; Lessing, Kat. Wolfenbüttel 1981, 169; Vgl. Garrison-M. 4964: "The first attempt to show the connection between psychology and physiology". - Erste deutsche Übersetzung des bedeutenden, bis heute wichtigen Werkes. - "Es ist immer noch das einzige [Werk], welches wir von dieser Materie, deren Einfluss in die ganze Gelehrsamkeit ganz unbeschreiblich ist, haben" (aus dem Vorwort). - In seinem didaktischen Werk untersucht der spanische Arzt die verschiedenen menschlichen Begabungen und die ihnen entsprechenden Wissenschaften. - "Durch die kongeniale Übersetzung Lessings, der sich der wissenschaftlichen Methode und der Persönlichkeit des Verfassers geistesverwandt fühlte, geriet das Werk erneut in die Diskussion um den Geniebegriff in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jhdts. Herder, Lavater, Heinse, Hamann, Mendelssohn u. a. verdanken ihm Anregung, und es gehörte zu Schopenhauers ständiger Lektüre in seinen letzten Lebensjahren. Auch heute wird die Bedeutung Huartes als Bahnbrecher einer neuen Experimentalwissenschaft, die sich inzwischen zur Psychologie, zur Gehirntopographie und wissenschaftlichen Begabungspsychologie weiterentwickelt hat, allgemein anerkannt" (Kindler VIII, 111). - Fl. Vorsatz mit kalligraphischem Nameneintrag d. Zt. "Gotthold Ephraim Lessing". Decken und Kanten berieben. Etwas gebräunt.

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        Prospeckt der heutigen Stadt Bethlehem. Von der Morgenseite betrachtet.

      Wien, Borowsky, vor 1752.. Kupferstich nach Franz Kraus, Bildausschnitt (ohne Legende) 28 x 49,5 cm, Blattgr. 40 x 54 cm.. Sehr seltener Einblattdruck von Franz Kraus (wohl 1705-1752), zeigt Bethlehem recht fantasievoll aus der halben Vogelschau mit umfangreicher Legende der wichtigsten aktuellen und historischen Bauwerke und Örtlichkeiten (1-22) am unteren Bildrand; bei Georg J. Borowsky erschien auch ein vergleichbares Blatt mit der Darstellung von Jerusalem, auch nach F. Kraus; alte Faltung geglättet, leicht angestaubt

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        Osservazioni critiche di Gio: Andrea Tria Arcivescovo di Tiro Intorno alla Polizia della Chiesa Che si legge da suoi primi tempi sino al presente ne quattro Tomi della Storia Civile del Regno di Napoli. (5 libri en un tomo).

      Roma Giovanni Zempel 1752 - Rilegatura originale con titulo dorato en el dorso, dorso tarlato, titulo stampa en rosso e nero, XXVIII, 644 latos, gr. 8°. Pietro Giannone - Ad Ischitella e nato nel 1676 lo storico e giureconsulto Pietro Giannone. Egli fu autore di una monumentale "Istoria civile del regno di Napoli", che gli costò vent'anni di lavoro e che, condannata dal Santo Uffizio come eretica e scismatica, gli procurò la scomunica. Visse alcuni anni in esilio, a Vienna e Ginevra. Fu fatto catturare dai Savoia e morì nel 1748 dopo tre anni di carcere a Torino. Oltre all'opera citata, monumento del giurisdizionalismo e dell'anticurialismo, accesa critica delle usurpazioni ecclesiastiche sui diritti della monarchia e della potestà civile, Giannone lasciò importanti scritti di storia a difesa dei suoi principi, fra cui il "Triregno", appassionata requisitoria contro il potere temporale della Chiesa cattolica, ed un'autobiografia.

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        Histoire des tremblemens (tremblements) de terre arrives a Lima, capitale du Perou, et autres lieux; avec la description du Perou, et des recherches sur les causes phisiques des tremblemens de terre. Deux partie en un tome. Avec 7 planches.

      La Haye 1752 - O-Ganzlederband der Zeit mit 5 Bünden mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren und verblasstem Titel auf Rücken. Buntpapiervorsätze, Fadenbindung. Premiere partie: Titelblatt in Faksimile, XVI, wenige Seiten mit kleinen Stockflecken. 221 Seiten mit 4 gefalteten Plänen (4 planches) : Plan de Lima, Plan de la ville de Callao, Plan de la rade de Callao, Carte de láudience de Lima au Peru (mit kleineren fachgerecht reparierten Einrissen); 3 gefaltete Ansichten (3 planches): Mulatresse paree Creoles en habit de nuit, Dame creole voilee allant a l eglise avec caleche ou voiture ordinaire du pays, Dame creole chez elle. Seconde partie: Titelblatt mit Jahreszahl 1752, Seite 222 - 377. Anhang: Seite 379-445 Reflexions physiques sur les causes des tremblements de terre, presentees a la Societe Royale de Londres le 5 avril 1750 et Tremblements de la Jamaique le 3 juillet 1693 (Seite 443-444 in Faksimile), 8°. Exemplar im Originaleinband dieses seltenen Werkes über das große Erdbeben von Peru im Jahre 1746 mit den gefalteten vier Plänen und drei Ansichten. Französische Übersetzung von: A True and Particular Relation of The Dreadful Earthquake Which happen&#146;d At Lima, the Capital of Peru, and the neighbouring Port of Callao, On the 28th of October, 1746. With an Account likewise of every Thing material that passed there afterwards to the End of November following. Published at Lima by Command of the Viceroy, And translated from the Original Spanish, By a Gentleman who resided Many Years in those Countries. To which is added, A Description of Callao and Lima before their Destruction; and of the Kingdom of Peru in general, with its Inhabitants; setting forth their Manners, Customs, Religion, Government, Commerce, &c. Interspersed with Passages of Natural History and physiological Disquisitions; particularly an Enquiry into the Cause of Earthquakes. The whole illustrated with A Map of the Country about Lima, Plans of the Road and Town of Callao, another of Lima; and several Cuts of the Natives, drawn on the Spot by the Translator. The work is attributed to Pedro Lozano, and translated into English by Henry Johnson and here in a French version by Stephen Hales. 0 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Mantua, 22. VI. 1752. - ½ S. Folio. An eine nicht ermittelte "Excellenza" in Mailand: "Il Sig. Presd. Conte Sovetti ha poi differito sino a sabbato il suo viaggio a questa volta, e cosi siamo in tempo di operare colla preventiva approvazione di V. E. abbassetami colla venerat.ma sua de so. and.te per rapporto alla guardia. In vita dell' altra dell' istessa data passo subito al Sig. Baron Rossi l'ordine d'informare sopra i pretesi disordini del militare in materia di poste, incaricandogli ancora di sentire previamente i subalterni, ed in appresso soddisferò col risultato all' informatzione ordinatami da V. E., a cui mi rassegno con profondo rispetto [.]". - Oben rechts biographische Notiz des frühen 19. Jhs. zum aus Ligurien gebürtigen Diplomaten Cristiani. Der Mailänder Schriftsteller Pietro Verri zeichnet ein unschmeichelhaftes Porträt des langjährigen Gouverneurs und späteren Geschäftsträgers Maria Theresias in Modena, Mirandola und der Lombardei, der sich bei der Umsetzung der kaiserlichen Feudalreformen als fähiger Verwaltungsbeamter bewährte: "Un uomo d'oscuri e poveri natali; d'una figura grossolana e quasi deforme; senza il dono della parola, anzi balbuziente; trascuratissimo nella persona sino all'indecenza; che lordo di tabacco il naso, la bocca, il vestito, inciampava e urtava per vista inferma; che non aveva coltura di spirito e ignorava ogni bell'arte [.]" (Memoria sul Conte Beltrame Cristiani, in: Lettere e scritti inediti di Pietro e di Alessandro Verri [ed. C. Casati], Bd. 4, S. 435-441).

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        Sammelband with some 70 medical dissertations from French universities.

      Paris, Reims, Montpelier, Pezenas and Bordeaux, Quillau, Jeunehomme, Martel, Duret et al., 1752-1770.. circa 28,5 x 21 cm. with several woodcuts and engraved coats of arms Contemporary full mottled calf with richly gilt spine. Large collection of about 70 medical dissertations from Paris, Reims, Montpelier, Pezenas and Bordeaux. Contains among others: Perier, M. De Bradyspermatismo... Montpelier 1761. - Horry, F.-S. De indicationibus clinicis... Montpelier 1766. - Le Meilleur, J. De scorbuto... Montpelier 1770. - Thouvenel, P. De corpore nutritivo et de nutritione... Pezenas 1770. - Massie, S. De purpura... Montpelier 1762 - Bouge, N. De singultu... Montpelier 1764. - Lafontaine, J.-B. De physconia... Montpelier 1763. - Solayres de Renhac. Elementorum artis obstetriciae... Montpelier 1765. - Pancin, J.C. De Tertiana... Montpelier 1762. - Montecot Frairot, J.-B. De viribus viitalibus.. Montpelier 1764. - De Sauvages, F.B. Dissertation sur les medicamens... Bordeaux 1752. And many others! - Mostly nice, few with some browning or spotting, only the last one from Bordeaux with restauration to title. The elegant binding somewhat rubbed but still very decorative.

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        Abbrégé de toute la médecine pratique

      Veuve Cavelier e Huart & Moreau, Paris 1752 6 volumi su 7 (manca il tomo IV), circa pp.500 cad., in 16°, legatura coeva p.pelle, dorso a 5 nervi, titoli su tasselli e fregi impr. in oro, guardie marmorizz., tagli rossi, usure sparse alle copertine, perlopiù alle cuffie dei tomi II - III e ai piatti del tomo III. Carte nel complesso in ottime condizioni, solo qualche rara fioritura puntiforme e alcune rossure sparse. Quarta edizione riveduta e corretta da Benoit Boudon. Opera immensa, dozzine di argomenti, dalla pratica medica e chirurgica, rimedi, formule, ecc. Manca il tomo IV - - -

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        An Account of Six Years Residence in Hudson's-Bay, From 1733 to 1736, and 1744 to 1747

      London: Printed for J. Payne and J.Bouguet, 1752. First edition. 2 (of 3) folding plates (both TPL and Lande call for two plates), lacking "Draught of Nelson & Hayes's Rivers". 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, red leather title label; some foxing, head and foot of spine chipped. Otherwise Very Good. Inscription on f.f.e.p. "Mr. Northfield Cotton Esq., Claremont, 1835. Presented to him by his father Samuel Cotton the minister of Claremont. May he receive great instruction from this." Rear free endpaper bears the inscription: "Nathaniel Cotton's Book, Claremont.". First edition. 2 (of 3) folding plates (both TPL and Lande call for two plates), lacking "Draught of Nelson & Hayes's Rivers". 1 vols. 8vo. Robson was Surveyor and Supervisor of Buildings to the Hudson's Bay Company. In this position he was able to develop an intimate knowledge of the locality and personnel of the Company. He condemned its failure to promote fishing and mining enterprise, or to explore and settle the interior portions of the area under its control. The Appendix is a short history of the discovery of Hudson Bay and an estimate of the expense of building the Prince of Wales Fort, and was based upon the unpublished journel of Groseilliers' expedition to the Bay in 1668-69. Sabin 72259; Peel 11; Smith 8728; TPL 217; Lande 1418; Streeter 3648

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        Praxis Geometriae. Worinnen nicht nur alle bey dem Feld-Messen vorkommende Fälle, mit Stäben, dem Astrolabio, der Boussole und der Mensul, in Ausmessung eintzeler Linien, Flächen und gantzer Revier, Welche, wenn deren etliche angräntzende zusammen genommen, eine Land-Karte ausmachen, auf ebenen Boden und Gebürgen, wie auch die Abnehmung derer Höhen und Wasser-Fälle, nebst beygefügten practischen Hand-Griffen, deutlich erörtert, sondern auch eine gute Ausarbeitung der kleinesten Risse bis zum grösten, mit ihren Neben-Zierathen, treulich communiciret werden.

      Augsburg, Probst u. Wolff Erben 1752-1779.. Vierdte Edition. 2 Teile in 1 Band. 4°. [6] Bl., 97, [5] S., [1] Bl.; 55 S. mit gestoch. Frontispiz, gestoch. Titelvignette u. 39 (2 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. Ldr. d. Zt. mit ornamentaler Deckelprägung.. Vgl. Cantor III, 528. Kat. d. Ornamentstichslg. 1734. Poggendorff II, 400. Sotheran, Suppl. I, 1626: "One of the most popular German works on surveying." - Hauptwerk Penthers, eines der wichtigsten Lehrbücher für Vermessungstechnik im 18. Jahrhundert. - Der zweite Teil mit sep. Titel: "Zugabe zur Praxi Geometriae, Worinnen Noch verschiedene zur ausübenden Geometria nützliche Stücke, dabey auch zweyerley Arten Architectonische Schnecken, nach Geometrischen Gründen, in einer angenehmen proportionistisch-fortgehenden Erweiterungen zu zeichnen angewiesen werden." - Die Kupfer zeigen geometrische und geodätische Mess - und Zeicheninstrumente sowie meist fiktive Grundrisse, Plane, Vogelschauansichten und Karten, darunter einen Plan von Stolberg (Harz) und den Grundriss von Gottingen. - Die Titelvign. zur "Zugabe" mit einer Gesamtansicht Gottingens, der Stadt, in der der Baumeister und Architekturtheoretiker Johann Friedrich Penther (1693-1749) die letzten Jahre seines Lebens als Professor der Ökonomie wirkte. - Vorderes Gelenk am Kapital eingerissen, Einband etwas berieben, Exlibris, 1 S. tintenfl., stellenweise etwas fingerfl., sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Homann Erben. Maior atlas scholasticus ex triginta sex generalibus et specialibus mappis Homannianis compositus.

      Nürnberg Homann Erben - (1783) 1752 - Groß-Folio. Mit 1 gestochenen Titel (einschließlich Inhaltsverzeichnis), 1 gestochenen, doppelblattgroßen Kupferstich bezeichnet "Schematismus geographiae mathematicae" und 36 doppelblattgroßen Kupferkarten mit altem Grenz- und Flächenkolorit. Flexibler Lederband der Zeit mit Blindruck "Atlas scholasticus" und weiterer sparsamer blindgeprägter Verzierung auf dem Vorderdeckel (die spärliche Schmuckverzierung wird auf dem Hinterdeckel fortgesetzt). "Einer der seltenen Verlagsatlanten aus dem Hause Homann, der sich vollständig und unverändert bis heute erhalten hat" (siehe Diefenbacher S.103) &#150; Phillips 4195 (mit vollständigem Kartenverzeichnis); Tooley II, S. 361 (unter 'Homann Heirs'); vgl. auch Bargow/ Skelton S.505 und Diefenbacher "auserlesene und allerneuste Landkarten". &#150; Das Nürnberger Unternehmen Homann wurde im Jahre 1702 von Johann Baptist Homann (1664 - 1724) gegründet und hatte 146 Jahre Bestand. Zumindest bis weit über die zweite Hälfte des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts gehörte der Homännische Verlag zu "einem der bedeutendsten und wirtschaftlich stabilsten kartographischen" Unternehmen Europas (siehe Diefenbach S. 37). Ab 1730 firmierte es unter dem Namen "Homann Erben". &#150; Verlagsatlanten zeichnen sich im Gegensatz zu den im achtzehnten Jahrhundert ebenfalls gebräuchlichen Sammelatlanten dadurch aus, daß das zusammengetragene Kartenmaterial nicht den individuellen Kundenwünschen entspricht, sondern sich mit dem beigefügten Inhaltsverzeichnis deckt. Die dabei verwendeten Karten, die gewöhnlich auch einzeln verkauft wurden, entnahm man dem Bestand: da von viele Karten ein großer Vorrat bestand, der zuweilen einige Jahrzehnte vorhielt, ist die Datierung von Atlanten schwierig. Der vorliegende Schulatlas weist im Titelblatt die Jahreszahl '1752' und die Verlagsangabe 'Homann Erben' aus. Dennoch findet sich Kartenmaterial noch aus der Verlegertätigkeit von Johann Baptist Homann. Umgekehrt gibt es viele Karten, die jünger sind als auf dem Titelblatt verzeichnet: dies findet seine Begründung darin, daß man bestrebt war, den Atlanten möglichst aktuelle Karten beizugeben. Es gab also keine festen Auflagen und die einzelnen Exemplare können sich trotz der Vorgaben des Inhaltsverzeichnisses voneinander unterscheiden. - Es gab zwei Möglichkeiten, an Druckvorlagen von Karten zu gelangen: eine sehr teure Möglichkeit war die Ausarbeitung völlig neuer Karten aufgrund bisher unbekannter wissenschaftlicher Ausarbeitungen von Geologen oder auf Grundlage noch unpublizierter Vermessungsergebnisse (siehe Diefenbacher S.78). Sehr viel preiswerter und somit wirtschaftlicher war die Kopie von Karten von Konkurrenten. Beider Vorgehensweisen bediente sich das Verlagshaus Homann. Die Kartusche der Karte des 'Türkischen Reiches' ist ein Beispiel für eine Kopie: die dekorativen Elemente wurden einfach von der entsprechenden Karte des Verlagshauses Nicolas Vischer übernommen. Selber versuchte man sich ab dem Jahr 1729 (mit Unterbrechungen) durch das kaiserliche Privilegium, das auf den Karten vermerkt ist, vor dieser geschäftsschädigenden Praxis zu schützen. In diesem Zusammenhang wurde es zu Zeiten der Homännischen Erben auch zunehmend üblich, in den Kartuschen die verwendeten Quellen bzw. die Kartographen zu nennen, um die Seriosität und Glaubwürdigkeit des eigenen Kartenmaterials hervorzuheben. Die "Autoren der kopierten Karten" wurden von Homann dagegen meist verschwiegen (Diefenbach S.128) - Der Vorläufer des vorliegenden Atlasses war der "Kleine Atlas Scholasticus von achtzehen Charten" aus dem Jahre 1710. Er "gilt weltweit als der erste Atlas, in dessen Titel ausdrücklich auf den Schulgebrauch hingewiesen wird" (Diefenbacher S.35). - Der vorliegende Atlas weist folgendes Kartenmaterial auf: Am Anfang steht der "Schematismus Geographiae Mathematicae" nach Schatz. Er zeigt u.a. Abbildungen des Sonnensystems sowohl nach Kopernikus als auch nach Tycho Brahe, einen Sternenglobus, eine Armillarsphäre, eine Kompassrose sowie zwei kleine Karten von As [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Art de la Verrerie Auquel on ajouté Le Sol Sine Veste d' Orschall; L' Helio scopium videndi sine veste solem Chymicum; Le Sol Non Sine Veste; Le Chapitre XI. du Flora Saturnizaz de Henckel, Sur la Vitrification des Végétaux;

      Durand et Pissot 1752 Art de la Verrerie, De Neri, Merret et Kunckel. Auquel on ajouté Le Sol Sine Veste d' Orschall; L' Helio scopium videndi sine veste solem Chymicum; Le Sol Non Sine Veste; Le Chapitre XI. du Flora Saturnizaz de Henckel, Sur la Vitrification des Végétaux; Un Mémoire sur la maniere de faire le Saffre; Ouvrages ou l' on trouvera la maniere de faire le Verre & le Crystal d' y porter des Couleurs, d' imiter les Pierres Prétieuses, de preparer & colorer les Emaux, de faire la Potasse, de Peindre sur la Verre, de preparer des Vernis, de composer des Couvertes pour les Fayances & Poteries, d' extraire la Couleur Pourpre de l' Or, de contrefaire les Rubins, de faire le Saffre, de faire & peindre les Porcellaines, ecc. Traduits de l' Allemand M. D***. Paris, Durand et Pissot, 1752. Prima edizione collettiva di questi trattati trad. da P. F. Dietrich barone d' Holbach. In - 4°, piena pelle coeva, dorso a 5 nervi con fregi floreali in oro. (4), LV, 629 n. e 3 nn., e 16 tavole incise in rame ripiegate fuori testo raffiguranti le varie tecniche descritte. Bellissimo esemplare. Cfr.: Duveen, 427; Partington, Hist. of Chemistry, I - 364 e seg.: The best account of glass - making in existence. It is divided into two parts, the first containing the seven books of Neri and the notes of Merret...the second part, by Kunchel is divided into three books (100 experiments on calcination, gilding and painting glass - 60 experiments on making and painting faience in the Dutch style - 50 experiments on casting various models of plants from silver, colouring gypsum marbling paper, making plastic wood, etc).

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        ALS.

      Ferrara, 30. X. 1752. - 8vo. 1 p. With address and papered seal. Includes a sketch of the initial "Q" in a landscape, attributed to Bolzoni. In his letter to the archpriest Baruffaldi, Bolzoni assures the clergyman that he is already working on the medal he has commissioned and will probably be finished by November. Cf. Saur XII, 431 and Thieme/B. IV, 258.

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        Memoires de Maximilien de Bethune Duc de Sully

      A Londres: S.n., 1752. Fine. S.n., A Londres 1752, 9 tomes en 9 Vol. in-12 (9,5x17cm), reliés. - New edition after the first conducted by the abbot of Lescluse in 1747; illustrated with a portrait of Henri IV on the frontispiece of the first volume and a second Sully portrait in the same volume. We joined the rare Supplement to Sully memories published in 1762 (linked to from but similar and without volume number) shown an allegorical frontispiece and a title Caresme sticker and a figure of Jean Leclerc monument to Henry IV. Binding in full mottled calf blond period. Back with nerves decorated. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition après la première réalisée par l'abbé de Lescluse en 1745 (in-4 et in-12) ; illustrée d'un portrait de Henri IV au frontispice du premier tome et d'un second portrait de Sully dans le même tome. On joint le rare Supplément aux mémoires de Sully paru en 1762 (relié à part mais semblable et sans tomaison) illustré d'un frontispice allégorique et d'une vignette de titre de Caresme et d'une figure de Jean Le Clerc du monument à Henri IV. Ce Supplément porte l'adresse de Benjamin Paff à Amsterdam. Reliures en plein veau blond marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Un manque en tête du tome I ; tête du tome II arrachée ; un manque en queue du tome VI, un autre en tête du Supplément. Mors supérieur du tome V ouvert en queue. Petits accidents, frottements, des coins émoussés. Au tome IV, feuillet 101, 103 plus courts. Malgré les défauts signalés, bon ensemble homogène, bien relié. Le texte de Sully a été remanié en français moderne. Cette édition célèbre des Mémoires vaut par l'abondance des notes de l'abbé de l'Ecluse des Loges de ces mémoires fondamentaux pour l'histoire de France. Le Supplément aux mémoires est une critique et une attaque de l'édition réalisée par Lescluse, censée dénaturer l'oeuvre originale de Sully.  

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        An Account of Six Years Residence in Hudson's-Bay, From 1733 to 1736, and 1744 to 1747

      Printed for J. Payne and J.Bouguet, London 1752 - First edition. 2 (of 3) folding plates (both TPL and Lande call for two plates), lacking "Draught of Nelson & Hayes's Rivers". 1 vols. 8vo. Robson was Surveyor and Supervisor of Buildings to the Hudson's Bay Company. In this position he was able to develop an intimate knowledge of the locality and personnel of the Company. He condemned its failure to promote fishing and mining enterprise, or to explore and settle the interior portions of the area under its control. The Appendix is a short history of the discovery of Hudson Bay and an estimate of the expense of building the Prince of Wales Fort, and was based upon the unpublished journel of Groseilliers' expedition to the Bay in 1668-69. Sabin 72259; Peel 11; Smith 8728; TPL 217; Lande 1418; Streeter 3648 Contemporary calf, red leather title label; some foxing, head and foot of spine chipped. Otherwise Very Good. Inscription on f.f.e.p. "Mr. Northfield Cotton Esq., Claremont, 1835. Presented to him by his father Samuel Cotton the minister of Claremont. May he receive great instruction from this." Rear free endpaper bears the inscription: "Nathaniel Cotton's Book, Claremont." 2 (of 3) folding plates (both TPL and Lande call for two plates), lacking "Draught of Nelson & Hayes's Rivers". 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recueil des plus belles pièces des poëtes françois, tant anciens que modernes, depuis Villon jusqu'à M. de Benserade

      par la Compagnie des Libraires 1752 - - par la Compagnie des Libraires, Paris 1752, in-12 (8x13,5cm), ix (1) 322pp. (4) 314pp. et (2) 292pp. (2) 312pp. et (2) 296pp. (2) 260pp. (2), 6 tomes reliés en 3 volumes. - Célèbre anthologie de poésies, connue sous le nom de Recueil de Barbin parce que les notices qui en font partie passent pour avoir été composées par François Barbin, fils du libraire qui l'imprima pour la première fois en 1692. Ce recueil précieux fut le premier à accorder une place importante aux poètes du Moyen Âge, ce qui fut une grande nouveauté à l'époque. Reliures légèrement postérieures (vers 1810) en plein veau fauve. Dos lisses richement ornés ce caissons et filets dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin émeraude. Plats encadres de multiples dentelles et roulettes dorées. Filet doré en soulignement des coupes et des coiffes. Roulette dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. Un coin émoussé, légers frottements à la reliure. Séduisant exemplaire en reliure décorative du début du XIXe siècle. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Famous poetry anthology, known as the Compendium of Barbin because records within it are believed to have been composed by François Barbin, son of the bookseller who printed for the first time in 1692. This valuable collection was the first to accord importance to the poets of the Middle Ages, which was a novelty at the time. Binders slightly later (1810) in full fawn calf. spine smooth ornate coffered and gilded it nets, as well as parts of title and volume number morocco emerald. Encadres boards multiple golden lace and wheels. Net gilded underscore cuts and caps. Golden Roulette coaching contreplats. All edges gilt. A dull corner, light rubbing to bookbinding. ix (1) 322pp. (4) 314pp. et (2) 292pp. (2) 312pp. et (2) 296pp. (2) 260pp. (2) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Découverte Du Principe De L'Harmonie, Avec un Examen de ce que M. Rameau a publié sous le titre de Demonstration de ce principe. Bound with 4 other important 18th century treatises

      Paris: Sebastien Jorry. 1752. 1f. (title), [iii]-xvi (introduction), 54, 2ff. ("Approbation," "Privilege du Roy") pp. Title with publisher's woodcut device of two storks with snake. With occasional decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. Occasional light foxing, staining, and signs of use. A clean, wide-margined copy overall. The second edition, published a year after the first. Rare. Gregory-Bartlett I, p. 84. RISM BVI p. 296 (only 2 copies in the U.S., one in Great Britain). Not in Cortot, Wolffheim, or Hirsch. "[Esteve] was a member of the Societe Royale des Sciences et des Arts de Montpellier, and contributed early studies in mathematics, astronomy and physics. Shortly after the middle of the century he moved to Paris, where he participated in proceedings of the Academie Royale des Sciences. There he took issue with some of Rameau's ideas, questioning the validity of a theory based on the physical properties of sound without adequate consideration for elements that contribute to the quality of that sound and to its impact on the sensibility of the listener. He favoured a theory based on melodic rather than on harmonic principles, and argued for a 1/4- comma mean-tone tuning system as ideally suited to music of the time." Albert Cohen in Grove Music Online. Bound with: Aubert, Jean Louis 1731- 1814]. Réfutation suivie et détaillée des principes de M. Rousseau de Genève, Touchant la Musique Françoise. Adressée a lui-même, en Réponse à Sa Lettre. Le prix est de 24. f. Paris: Chaubert; Chez Hochereau, 1754. 1f. (title), iii-vi ("Avant-Propos"), 98, 2ff. (Approbation, Privilége du Roi) pp. With occasional decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. Slightly browned. First Edition. Very scarce. RISM BVI p. 101. Cortot pp. 36-37. Gregory-Bartlett, p. 19. Aubert was a writer, dramatist, and abbé. "He may have composed some of the music to his own plays..., but he is remembered more for his essays on music, the most famous being his reply to J.-J. RousseauÂ’s controversial Lettre sur la musique françoise. In his Refutation... (taking up arms in the Querelle des Bouffons) Aubert met Rousseau on his own ground and, in language often sarcastic and witty, stressed the genius of French composers such as Rameau, Leclair and Mondonville." Elizabeth Keitel and Marc Signorile in Grove Music Online. Bound with: Bâton, Charles le jeune Early 18th century-after 1754. Examen de la lettre de M. Rousseau, sur la musique françoise. Dans lequel on expose le plan d'une bonne Musique propre à notre langue... Seconde Édition, Augmentée. [Paris]: 1754. 1f. (title), 1f. ("Avertissement"), 43, [i] (blank) pp. Minor stains to upper edge. Second edition. Very scarce. RISM BVI p. 123. Not in Cortot, Gregory- Bartlett, or Wolffheim. Bâton was a French composer and virtuoso on the hurdy-gurdy. "In 1753 Bâton entered the Querelle des Bouffons with a pamphlet Examen de la ‘Lettre de M. Rousseau... In his pamphlet Bâton agreed with Rousseau that the Italian language had advantages over the French for lyric poetry and singability, but disagreed that French music was largely worthless and strongly refuted Rousseau's notion that fugues, counterpoint and complex harmony were (in Rousseau's term) ‘une sottiseÂ’. Perhaps because the pamphlet was so well written, another disputant accused Diderot of having written it and Bâton of merely having posed as its author, but there is no evidence of that." Neal Zaslaw and Robert A. Green in Grove Music Online. Bound with: Gallimard, Jean Edme 1685- 1771]. Arithmetique des musiciens, ou Essai... Paris: September 1754. [i] (title), [i] ("Approbation"), 30 pp. With occasional decorative woodcut headpiece and initial to first page; numerous mathematical diagrams. Slightly trimmed; Occasional light foxing. First Edition. Very scarce. RISM BVI p. 346. Cortot p. 84. Bound with: Gallimard. La Theorie des sons applicables a la musique, Où l'on démontre dans une exacte précision les Rapports de tous les Intervales diatoniques, & chromatiques de la Gamme... Paris: Ballard; Bauche; Saugrain fils; l'Auteur, 1754. 1f. (title), 14, 1f. (blank), 1f. (author's advertisement, excerpt from the Registres de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, dated June and July 1754) pp. First Edition. Very scarce. RISM BVI, p. 346. Not in Cortot, Gregory-Bartlett, Wolfheim, or Hirsch. Octavo. Full brown mottled calf with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. With "Armand Pushman" (most likely the son of Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966), the noted American artist of Armenian background) and a works list in a twentieth-century hand to front free endpaper. Binding slightly worn. . A rare and very attractive compilation of five notable treatises (most in first edition) composed in the heat of the infamous Querelle des Bouffons, a musical and literary dispute waged in Paris between 1752 and 1754 over the respective merits of French and Italian opera. The treatises by Gallimard were among the first to implement Rameau's ideas about fundamental bass, and offer a rare glimpse into 18th-century teachings relating to mathematics and music.

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        Abhandlung von dem Ackerbaue, Nach den Grundsätzen des Herrn Tull, eines Engelländers, Französisch herausgegeben. Nunmehr ins Deutsche übersetzet.

      Dresden, G. C. Walther, 1752.. 8vo. 21 Bl., 342 S., 11 Bl. Mit 11 (10 gefaltet) Kupfertafeln. Pergament d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Duhamel de Monceau, Mitglied der Pariser Akademie, vielseitig interessiert und selbst Gutsbesitzer, hat sich vor allem auf dem Gebiet der Pflanzenphysiologie einen Namen gemacht. Hier seine freie Bearbeitung von "The new Horse-Houghing Husbandry, an essay on the Principles of Tillage and Nutrition" des englischen Landwirtschafts-Pioniers Jethro Tull (1674-1741). Teil 1 über dessen neue Methoden der Feldbestellung; Teil 2 über die dazu erforderlichen Ackergeräte. Die Tafeln zeigen landwirtschaftliche Geräte, Fahrzeuge und Ackerbau-Methoden. - Engelmann, Bibl. oeconomica 113; Kress 5198; vgl. Güntz II, 3 ff. - Zwei kleine Schriften angebunden: ENTDECKUNG NÜTZLICHER OEFEN, welche die Zimmer warm machen ehe noch der Ofen warm ist. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1752, 44 S. - (M. G. GRIESSBACH). Verbesserung aller Stubenöfen, wodurch dem vielen Einheizen, wie auch Holznachlegen abgeholfen. Eisenach 1754. 5 Bl., 37 S. Mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. - Vorderes Innengelenk angeplatzt. Mit gestochenem Exlibris und altem Stempel im Vorderdeckel.

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        Prüfung der Köpfe zu den Wissenschaften. Worinne er die Verschiedenen Fähigkeiten die in den Menschen liegen zeigt Einer jeden den Theil der Gelehrsamkeit bestimmt der für sie eigentlich gehöret Und endlich den Aeltern Anschläge ertheilt wie sie fähige und zu den Wissenschaften aufgelegte Söhne erhalten können. Aus dem Spanischen übersetzt von Gotthold Ephraim Leßing

      Zerbst, Zimmermann 1752.. 12 Bll., 456 S., 4 Bll. HPrgt. d. Zt. Muncker 479; Seifert 1733; Lessing, Kat. Wolfenbüttel 1981, 169; Vgl. Garrison-M. 4964: "The first attempt to show the connection between psychology and physiology". - Erste deutsche Übersetzung des bedeutenden, bis heute wichtigen Werkes. - "Es ist immer noch das einzige [Werk], welches wir von dieser Materie, deren Einfluss in die ganze Gelehrsamkeit ganz unbeschreiblich ist, haben" (aus dem Vorwort). - In seinem didaktischen Werk untersucht der spanische Arzt die verschiedenen menschlichen Begabungen und die ihnen entsprechenden Wissenschaften. - "Durch die kongeniale Übersetzung Lessings, der sich der wissenschaftlichen Methode und der Persönlichkeit des Verfassers geistesverwandt fühlte, geriet das Werk erneut in die Diskussion um den Geniebegriff in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jhdts. Herder, Lavater, Heinse, Hamann, Mendelssohn u. a. verdanken ihm Anregung, und es gehörte zu Schopenhauers ständiger Lektüre in seinen letzten Lebensjahren. Auch heute wird die Bedeutung Huartes als Bahnbrecher einer neuen Experimentalwissenschaft, die sich inzwischen zur Psychologie, zur Gehirntopographie und wissenschaftlichen Begabungspsychologie weiterentwickelt hat, allgemein anerkannt" (Kindler VIII, 111). - Fl. Vorsatz mit kalligraphischem Nameneintrag d. Zt. "Gotthold Ephraim Lessing". Decken und Kanten berieben. Etwas gebräunt.

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        LA VIE ET LES AVENTURES DU PETIT POMPEE. Histoire critique.

      (Codice AN / 1731) In 16°, 2 tomi in 1 vol., VI - 218, II - 256 pp. Il racconto, uscito a Londra nel 1751, è il più famoso del C. (1725 - 1754) o: "History and Adventures of Pompey the Little. or, the Life and Adventures of a Lap - Dog". Le vicende di un cagnolino da salotto, dalla casa di una celebre cortigiana bolognese al bel mondo britannico: un satirico ritratto della società inglese dell'epoca. Rara prima traduz. francese a cura di M.Toussaint. Tavola in rame all'antiporta, testatine, capilettera. Mancano le sguardie. Monogramma a penna all'occhietto, piccolo timbro / ex libris nobiliare al front. Legatura originale piena pelle con titolo e fregi oro un po' stanca, lievi spell. e cerniere deboli, cop. allentata. Tagli colorati, fresco all'interno. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Reineke der Fuchs, mit schönen Kupfern; nach der Ausgabe von 1498 ins Hochdeutsche übersetzet, und mit einer Abhandlung v. Johann Christoph Gottscheden

      Leipzig & Amsterdam, P.Schenk 1752 - 4to, 52, 340, "93" [sc.83] p., 62 etched vignettes (57 by Allart van Everdingen, 5 by Simon Fokke), slight foxing but a nice clean copy, contemporary calf, spine gilt, slightly rubbed, but the hinges, spine-ends and corners all perfect This is a scholarly edition, used by Goethe, the first of Gottsched's translation (from the Low Saxon), rendered valuable by the etchings of van Everdingen (1621?-1675). These are not the reproductive engravings usually found in illustrated books of the 18th century but original artist's prints, issued as such in the 17th century. Sometimes examples of the earlier issues come on the market, but it is clear from the records in Hollstein vol.VI (who calls the book-issue state IV) that only one complete set (which included some in state IV presumably removed from the book) had changed hands, three times, since the early 19th century. Dutuit vol.IV, 350 ff., gives a full description of the earlier states. These changes, which affect the image in rather slight ways, are probably improvements due to the artist: at least A.M.Hind, History of Engraving 190, who says "the etchings of Everdingen. are among the most charming productions of the time", connects them with the newly invented technique of mezzotint: "A considerable number of his plates (more especially the illustrations to Reineke Vos) have received a kind of mezzotint grain on later states, probably added by Everdingen himself." As far as I can tell, the only change made for this posthumous issue was a reduction of the lower edge by 2-3 mm., presumably to give a better balance for the mise en page. After 1752 the history of these pictures moves to England. Brunet IV, 1126, says that the drawings were bought by Hibbert at the White Knights sale in 1819. Evidently at least some of the plates also came, for Hollstein state V ("the plates worn out") is a printing of 40 of them in London in 1843. Cf. also Bartsch II, 220 ff.; The Illustrated Bartsch II, 202-231 (reproduces the complete set); Hind III, plates L-LII (illustrates eight of the original drawings). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage historique de l'Amerique Meridionale fait par ordre du Roi d'Espagne par don George Juan . et par don Antoine de Ulloa . ouvrage orne' des figures, plans et cartes necessaires et qui contient une histoire des Yncas du Perou, et les observations astronomiques & physiques, faites pour déterminer la figure & la grandeur de la terre [Two Volumes]

      Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, Paris 1752 - Palau 125473. Sabin 36812. JCB III: 974. Medina BHA: 3464. LCP. Afro-Americana: 5409. Hill 1740. Title in red and black; engraved title vignettes. Translations by E. de Mauvillon of Ulloa's "Relacion historica del viage a la America Meridional," and of the companion work by Jorge Juan y Santacilia, entitled, "Observations astronomicas y physicas hechas de orden de S. Mag. en los reynos del Perù" (both published at Madrid in 1748); and of Garcilaso de la Vega's "Comentarios reales de los Incas." This copy with the Paris imprint, but Sabin argues it is just a change to the title page of the Arkste's & Merkus edition (Amsterdam et Leipzig) the same year. In 1735 the French Academy of Science requested permission to send an expedition to the equatorial regions of Spanish controlled South America in order for Charles de la Condamine and other French scientists to measure several degrees of meridian at the equator. By comparing their results with those obtained by a similar mission to Lapland, the Academie hoped to settle the controversy between the Newtonians and the Cartesians over whether the earth was flattened or elongated at the poles. Ulloa and Juan y Santacilia, Spain's best scientific officers, were sent along. Despite great difficulties, the expedition's geodetic measurements proved the validity of Newton's hypothesis. Antonio de Ulloa y de la Torre-Girault (1716 -1795) was later the first Spanish governor of Louisiana though he was deposed in 1768 after two years, during a creole revolt and also served as governor of Huancavelica in Peru. Very good copies, boards rubbed, spines worn with a small chip to the rebacking, scattered foxing, and a few of the later scientific plates browned, otherwise impressions quite sharp. Black calf, rebacked with black morocco, over marbled boards, five raised bands, two compartment lettered in gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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