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        Traité des diamants et des perles où l'on considère leur importance, on établit des règles certaines pour en connaître la juste valeur, et l'on donne la vraie méthode de les tailler. On y trouve aussi des observations curieuses, également utiles aux négociants, et aux voyageurs et qui intéressent même la politique

      Debure l'aîné ; N. Tillard à Sint Benoit, Paris 1753 - First French edition, translated by Chappotin S. Laurent, of the Royal Library, Paris. With 10 engraved plates. [8], [xxxvi], 104 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition in French of a book originally published in English in 1750, describing "how diamonds and pearls can be evaluated on the basis of the factors of size (or weight) and style of cut, with allowances being made in the case of diamonds where cut stones depart from the 'ideal' proportions that were accepted as standard in Jeffries' time. These proportions are radically different from those now considered acceptable because they were based less on the production of maximum brilliance than on retention of the greatest amount of weight from the cutting of a typical octahedral diamond crystal" (Sinkankas). The plates show the proportions and facet patterns cut diamond, as well as rose cut gems. Sinkankas 3198 Recent full dark calf, red morocco spine label. Fine With 10 engraved plates. [8], [xxxvi], 104 pp. 1 vols. 8vo First French edition, translated by Chappotin S. Laurent, of the Royal Library, Paris. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Compleat Housewife; or, Accomlish'd Gentlewoman's Companion

      London: Printed for R. Ware, S. Birt, T. Longman, C. Hitch, J. Hodges, J and J. Rivington, J. Ward, W. Johnston, and M. Cooper. 1753. Being a collection of upwards of Six Hundred of the most approved Receipts in cookery, pastry, confectionary, preserving, pickles, cakes, creams, jellies, made wines, cordials. With copper plates, curiously engraven, for the regular Disposition or Placing of the various Dishes and Courses. And also Bills of Fare for every Month in the Year. To which is added, a collection of above Three Hundred Family Receipts of medicines ; viz. Drinks, Syrups, Salves, Ointments, and various other Things of sovereign and approved Efficacy in most Distempers, Pains, Aches, Wounds, Sores, &c. particularly Mrs. Stephen's Medicine for the Cure of the Stone and Gravel, and Dr. Mead's famous Receipt for the Cure of a Bite of a mad Dog ; with several other excellent Receipts for the same, which have cured when the Persons were disordered, and the salt Water fail'd ; never before made publick ; fit either for private Families, or such publick-spirited Gentlewomen as would be beneficient to their poor Neighbours. With Directions for Marketing by E. Smith. The Fifteenth Edition, with Additions. Octavo, 396 pages + index + six folding engraved plates, lacks frontispiece; a lovely copy of this important 17th century cookery book. Rare.

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        Le Petit Prophète de Boehmischbroda

      1753 - S.l.,Titelholzschnitt, Originalhalbledereinband, Rückentitelschild, handschriftl. Eintragungen a.d. Spiegel u.Titelbl., Papier etwas fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Museum Tessinianum, opera illustrissimi comitis [ed. C. Linnaeus] Carl Gust. Tessins naturalie-samling.

      L. Salvius, Stockholm 1753 - Large folio (412 x 258 mm). [8], 123, [9] pp. Title with engraved armorial vignette by J. E. Rehn, engraved headpiece incorporating a medallion portrait of Linnaeus, 2 ornamental engraved initials, text in facing pages (or parallel columns) of Swedish and Latin, 12 engraved plates. Contemporary card board binding, boards with marbled paper, spine rebacked with later blue paper (extremities worn, covers rubbed and slightly warped). Light browning of text (less to plates), accasional minor spotting, plate IV with paper repair of lower blank corner (outside platemark). A handsome and wide-margined copy. ---- Hoover 781; Nissen ZBI 2521; Soulsby 1081; Ward & Carozzi 2160, Freilich Sale Catalog 524; Hulth p. 89. - RARE FIRST EDITION of the catalogue of count Carl Gustaf Tessin's mineralogical cabinet, edited by Linné. The binomial system which Linné extended to all the kingdoms of nature in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae (1758-59) was first employed in this work (see Soulsby). The subjects of the plates include minerals, sea stars, petrified wood, and coral which Tessin had collected and stored in his castle at Åkerö, Sweden. Most of the plates were engraved by Per Gustaf Floding. Tessin was a great friend of Linné and used his influence to help the botanist establish his reputation. In appreciation, Linné dedicated many of his books to either Tessin or his wife. Finally, Linné prepared this catalog of his benefactor's collection. Although, contrary to custom, Linné's name doesn't appear on the title page, Tessin dedicated his work to him as 'he alone should have the honor'. In the book's preliminaries, Linné sets forth various observations about the nature of the mineral kingdom, and various methods of classifying its members. In the main text, Linné divided the minerals into simple stones, composite minerals and fossils, followed by a chapter where he describes the illustrated specimens . At the end of the volume is an index of the species with names provides in Latin and Swedish. Soulsby (1933) says that the count only had a few copies printed for private circulation. - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prospekt Admiralteystva i okolo lezhashchikh stroeniy s chastyu Nevskoy perspektivoy dorogi s zapadnuyu storonu. Vüe de l'Amirauté et de ses Environs en regardent de la porte Triomphale vers l'occident.

      Imp. Akad. Nauk i Khudozh. Skt. Peterburg 1753 - Engraving (49.5 x 70 cm). The first view of St. Petersburg drawn by Makhaev. Makhaev entered the Academic School in 1729 to study the art of map-making and became apprenticed to Ivan Sokolov and Kachalov in 1754, for whom he engraved maps and landscapes, graduating in 1757. He is particularly remembered for the present 'Plan of the capital City of St. Petersburg' (1753 and republished later), also his details of the estate of Count Sheremet'ev at Kuskovo (1779), as well as other views of St. Petersburg and Moscow. Any collection of Makhaev's work is rare. The illustrations, like the present view, are particularly valued, because they were drawn from life, using the "camera obscura", with lens and mirror projecting relevant pictures on paper. The camera was set on a tripod enclosed in a movable box. The device was operated by the artist G. Valeriani. Alekseeva, Makhaev p. 75; Obolyaninov 2048, 7); Rovinskiy, Slovar II-647, 16-6) (i.e. #21).

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        Catalogue des Livres du Cabinet de M. De Boze

      - Engraved headpiece. 1 p.l., x, 552 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled sheep (some rubbing & minor wear), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: G. Martin et al., 1753. The posthumously issued inventory catalogue - prepared for an en bloc sale - of the famous collection formed by Claude Gros de Boze (1680-1753), the renowned academician and savant. It was an excellent library, notable for its block books and incunabula, including a Gutenberg Bible (lot 18); this catalogue provides the best idea of its contents. Following the publication of the catalogue, two collectors - Boutin and Cotte - purchased the whole library, retaining the books which they desired for their own collections and selling certain precious incunabula to Gaignat. They then turned over the remainder to Gabriel Martin to sell by auction the following year. Our copy of the 1753 catalogue, which Archer Taylor considered to be one of Gabriel Martin's best efforts, contains valuations in a contemporary hand alongside each lot. Fine copy. ? Brunet, I, 1642. Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 424. Roland Folter, "The Gutenberg Bible in the Antiquarian Book Trade," in Incunabula. Studies in Fifteenth-Century Printed Books presented to Lotte Hellinga, p. 275. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions?1643-1830, 104. Peignot, pp. 83-84. Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 233. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works Of Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, And Lord High Chancellor Of England, In Three Volumes. To Which Is Prefixed, A Life Of The Author, By Mr. Mallet.

      London: D. Midwinter, W. Innys, D. Browne, C. Davis, J. And R. Tonson, A. Millar, And J. Ward, 1753. First Edition Thus . Hardcover. Very Good. Frontispieces, Illustrated Title Pages, Tailpieces. Xxxv, [V],762; Viii, [Ii], 614, [Liii]; Xx, 750. [Xxxviii, With Errata T Bottom Of Last Page]. Full Calf, 6 Bands, Red And Black Morocco Spine Labels. A Revision And Enlargement Of The 1740 "Works". Gilt Rules On Boards. Very Elaborate Engraved Bookplates Of Assheton Curzon / Hagley Farm; Later Interesting But Pseudo-Armorial Bookplates Of Claire Allen. No Marks. Bindings Worn, Fraying At Corners Chipping To Spine Ends, Jonts Cracked But Holding Well By Cords. Page Block Square, Retaining Binders Polish To Edges Of Page Block. Pages Clean, In Excellent State, Light Foxing To Some Pages Of Volume Ii But Almost Entirely Confined To The Lower Margin Beneath The Printed Area. International Postage At Usps Insured Box Rate; Additional Charge For Us Shipment Also.

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        Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray [Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard]

      London: Printed for R. Dodsley, in Pall Mall, MDCCLIII [1753]. Third State (or edition) of this "landmark in the history of English book-illustration." (Hazen) Imperial quarto ( cut to resemble a folio, for which it is often mistaken): [8]pp,35,[1]ff, with six full-page copper-engraved plates, 13 half-page head- and tail-vignettes, and 6 engraved initials, all by Johann Sebastian Muller and Charles Grignion after drawings by Richard Bentley. (Each poem has a frontispiece, headpiece, initial letter, and tailpiece. Poems printed and foliated on rectos only, 'Explanation of the prints' by Horace Walpole printed on both recto and verso). According to Hazen, "There are three distinct editions dated 1753, but since the wording on the title-page is identical in all three and all three have been sold as first editions, it seems easier to describe the editions and discriminate among them as if they were different states. . . . Discrimination between the other [second and third] editions dated 1753 is simple enough, but their order is not certainly established. . . . The third edition seems to be distinctly less common {calling copies of the first two editions "plentiful"]." Our copy is Hazen's "distinctly less common" third, with "Designs, &c." on half-title; no exclamation marks (though there are semicolons) in the rows of printer's flowers on the third and fourth pages of "Explanation of the prints"; and the letter "p" printed properly throughout p. 26. Elegantly bound in recent vellum over boards, flat spine lettered in blind, covers with decorative panel role in blind, marbled end papers. A crisp, fresh copy with fine, deep impressions of the plates, very wide margins and clear print throughout. A superb production (The Monthly Review for July, 1753, called it "one of the most elegant publications our country hath produced for some years past: whether we consider the beauty of the printing, the genius that appears in the designs for the cuts, or the masterly execution of most of the engravings."). Rothschild 1063. Hazen (Walpole) 42. Stokes, p. 43. Northup 178. Bland, p. 219. NCBEL II, 579. ¶ In 1750, after inadvertently permitting Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard to be pirated from a manuscript version he had circulated among friends, Walpole saw the authorized version through the press. He then persuaded Gray to allow publication of his remaining poems in an edition illustrated by Bentley. But Gray, who was famously modest, agreed only on condition that the book not be regarded as a collection of poems, and that "Designs" precede "Poems" in the title. Gray wrote to the publisher on 12 February 1753, "I desire it may be understood (which is the truth) that the Verses are only subordinate & explanatory to the Drawings ..." The elegant rococo result was Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray. According to Bland, "This exciting book . . . contains perhaps the first hint in book illustration of the Gothic Revival. . . ., the big engravings surrounded by curious borders reminiscent of the 'scatter borders' in fifteenth-century manuscripts." The six poems are: Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard; Ode on the Spring; Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes; Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College; A Long Story, and Hymn to Adversit, the last two of which appear here for the first time. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine.

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        Voyage fait par Ordre du Roi en 1750 et 1751 Dans Amerique Septentrionale pour rectifier les cartes des CÔtes de lAcadie de lIsle Royale and de lIsle de Terreneuve et pour en fixer les principaux points par des Observations Astronomiques

      6 folding engraved maps, folding plate, folding table. 4to. Full contemporary calf with gilt tooling and title to spine, and gilt armorial crests to boards. All edges red. Skilfully recased with original spine laid down. Corners bumped, light dampstaining to endpapers and margins, occasional spotting, book mark stain to one of the maps. Paris, De l'Imprimerie Royale,

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        Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray [Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard]

      London: Printed for R. Dodsley, in Pall Mall, 1753. First Edition. Vellum. Fine. Third State (or edition) of this "landmark in the history of English book-illustration." (Hazen) Imperial quarto ( cut to resemble a folio, for which it is often mistaken): [8]pp,35,[1]ff, with six full-page copper-engraved plates, 13 half-page head- and tail-vignettes, and 6 engraved initials, all by Johann Sebastian Muller and Charles Grignion after drawings by Richard Bentley. (Each poem has a frontispiece, headpiece, initial letter, and tailpiece. Poems printed and foliated on rectos only, 'Explanation of the prints' by Horace Walpole printed on both recto and verso). According to Hazen, "There are three distinct editions dated 1753, but since the wording on the title-page is identical in all three and all three have been sold as first editions, it seems easier to describe the editions and discriminate among them as if they were different states. . . . Discrimination between the other [second and third] editions dated 1753 is simple enough, but their order is not certainly established. . . . The third edition seems to be distinctly less common {calling copies of the first two editions "plentiful"]." Our copy is Hazen's "distinctly less common" third, with "Designs, &c." on half-title; no exclamation marks (though there are semicolons) in the rows of printer's flowers on the third and fourth pages of "Explanation of the prints"; and the letter "p" printed properly throughout p. 26. Elegantly bound in recent vellum over boards, flat spine lettered in blind, covers with decorative panel role in blind, marbled end papers. A crisp, fresh copy with fine, deep impressions of the plates, very wide margins and clear print throughout. A superb production (The Monthly Review for July, 1753, called it "one of the most elegant publications our country hath produced for some years past: whether we consider the beauty of the printing, the genius that appears in the designs for the cuts, or the masterly execution of most of the engravings."). Rothschild 1063. Hazen (Walpole) 42. Stokes, p. 43. Northup 178. Bland, p. 219. NCBEL II, 579. In 1750, after inadvertently permitting Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard to be pirated from a manuscript version he had circulated among friends, Walpole saw the authorized version through the press. He then persuaded Gray to allow publication of his remaining poems in an edition illustrated by Bentley. But Gray, who was famously modest, agreed only on condition that the book not be regarded as a collection of poems, and that "Designs" precede "Poems" in the title. Gray wrote to the publisher on 12 February 1753, "I desire it may be understood (which is the truth) that the Verses are only subordinate & explanatory to the Drawings ..." The elegant rococo result was Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray. According to Bland, "This exciting book . . . contains perhaps the first hint in book illustration of the Gothic Revival. . . ., the big engravings surrounded by curious borders reminiscent of the 'scatter borders' in fifteenth-century manuscripts." The six poems are: Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard; Ode on the Spring; Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes; Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College; A Long Story, and Hymn to Adversit, the last two of which appear here for the first time. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Chronyk en waaragtige beschryvinge van Friesland, eerst door Ockam Scharlensem (.) by een getekend en ten tweedemaal door Johannem Vlytarp weder vebeterd (.) ten derdemaal door Andream Cornelium Stavriensem. 2e- druk, Workum, Balk, 1753.

      - 4°, gebonden in half leer, (16)+472+(16) pag.

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        Supplica Di Raimondo Di Sangro Principe Di S. Severo Umiliata Alla Santita' Di Benedetto XIV Pontefice Massimo in Difesa e Rischiarimento Della Sua Lettera Apologetica Sul Proposito de' Quipu de' Peruani

      Per Salzano e Castaldo, Naples 1753 - Supplica Di Raimondo Di Sangro Principe Di S. Severo Umiliata Alla Santita' Di Benedetto XIV Pontefice Massimo in Difesa e Rischiarimento Della Sua Lettera Apologetica Sul Proposito de' Quipu de' Peruani. Per Salzano e Castaldo, Napoli, 1753. 4to, (12), 224, half title, title page printed in red and black, red engraved vignette of a sphinx by Antonio Bandi; rebound in later vellum, with gilt title and author on the spine ("Raimondo di Sangro - Supplica"), with ample margins. First Edition of Sangro's rare defense against charges of heresy. His earlier work, Lettera Apologetica (1750), analyzed the ancient Peruvian system of quipu, or talking knots, used as recording devices. A quipu usually consisted of colored, spun, and plied thread or strings from llama or alpaca hair. The cords contained numeric and other values encoded by knots in base ten positional system. Quipus might have just a few or up to 2000 cords. The Pope had accused Sangro of heresy as a result of this work, and Sangro here defends himself, arguing that there was no subversive intent in his Lettera. He states that it was merely an inoffensive bit of pedantry, written to support the possibility that Mme. De Graffigny's best-selling novel, Lettres d'une Peruvienne, could have been translated from the quipu diary of an Inca princess. He traces the history of quipu, giving as examples such varied sources as the ancient sculpture of Greece and Rome, Mohammed, the Talmud, Swift, Spinoza and Acosta. Long the center of controversy, Sangro destroyed his own scientific archive before he died. After his death, his descendants, under threat of excommunication by the Church due to Raimondo's involvement with Freemasonry and alchemy, destroyed what was left of his writings, formulae, laboratory equipment and results of experiments. Extremely rare, in very good condition, with only two small holes in the upper right corner of the half title, a small water stain on the edge of the first pages and minor signs of foxing. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Lorenzo de' Medici, called the Magnificent (2 Bde., compl.). Beinhaltet auch: Poesie des Magnificio Lorenzo de Medici, tratta da testi a penna della Libreria Mediceo-Laurenziana..

      4, Bd. I.: Fronti., Titelblatt m. Kupferstich, XXVI, 1 Bl, 320 S., Appendix 136 S., 5 Kupferstiche jeweils am Kapitelanfang und einer am Ende des 5 Kapitels, 1 blattgrosser Kupferstich. Bd. II: Titelblatt m. Kupferstich, 312 S., 5 Kupferstiche jeweils am Kapitelanfang und einer am Ende des 10 Kapitels. Poesie: 48 S. Appendix 111 S., Index 11 S., Ldr. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und Rückenvergoldung., Minimal berieben. Deckel u. Vors m Leimschatten, wenige Seiten mit kleinen Stockflecklein - insgesam ein sehr schönes Exemplar The second edition, corrected. Exlibris von William Danby En Dieu est tout a. Vorsatz, ebenso Namenszug desselben: W. Danby, Swinton. Der II. Band beinhaltete die Poesie Lorenzos mit eigenständiger Paginierung. - William Roscoe (1753-1831), Historiker, kämpfte gegen die Sklaverei und deen SKlavenhandel. Sein Werk über Lorenzo de Medici wurde mehrfach aufgelegt und ins Franz. Ital. und Deutsche übersetzt. Die Kupferstiche sind von Matthew Houghton ( 1768-1821).- William Danby (1752 -1833), englischer Schriftsteller der das Haus seiner Familein in Swinton Park in gotischem Stil erneuern liess. Ausserdem liess er sich Stonehenge nachbauen. 1829 schrieb der Schriftsteller Robert Southey: "The most interesting person whom I saw during this expedition was Mr. Danby of Swinton Park, a man of very large fortune, and now very old.

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        The Works Of Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, And Lord High Chancellor Of England, In Three Volumes. To Which Is Prefixed, A Life Of The Author, By Mr. Mallet.

      London: D. Midwinter, W. Innys, D. Browne, C. Davis, J. And R. Tonson, A. Millar, And J. Ward, 1753. First Edition Thus . Hardcover. Very Good. Frontispieces, Illustrated Title Pages, Tailpieces. Xxxv, [V],762; Viii, [Ii], 614, [Liii]; Xx, 750. [Xxxviii, With Errata T Bottom Of Last Page]. Full Calf, 6 Bands, Red And Black Morocco Spine Labels. A Revision And Enlargement Of The 1740 "Works". Gilt Rules On Boards. Very Elaborate Engraved Bookplates Of Assheton Curzon / Hagley Farm; Later Interesting But Pseudo-Armorial Bookplates Of Claire Allen. No Marks. Bindings Worn, Fraying At Corners Chipping To Spine Ends, Jonts Cracked But Holding Well By Cords. Page Block Square, Retaining Binders Polish To Edges Of Page Block. Pages Clean, In Excellent State, Light Foxing To Some Pages Of Volume Ii But Almost Entirely Confined To The Lower Margin Beneath The Printed Area. International Postage At Usps Insured Box Rate; Additional Charge For Us Shipment Also.

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        Traité des diamants et des perles où l'on considère leur importance, on établit des règles certaines pour en connaître la juste valeur, et l'on donne la vraie méthode de les tailler. On y trouve aussi des observations curieuses, également utiles aux négociants, et aux voyageurs et qui intéressent même la politique

      Paris: Debure l'aîné ; N. Tillard à Sint Benoit, 1753. First French edition, translated by Chappotin S. Laurent, of the Royal Library, Paris. With 10 engraved plates. [8], [xxxvi], 104 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Recent full dark calf, red morocco spine label. Fine. First French edition, translated by Chappotin S. Laurent, of the Royal Library, Paris. With 10 engraved plates. [8], [xxxvi], 104 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition in French of a book originally published in English in 1750, describing "how diamonds and pearls can be evaluated on the basis of the factors of size (or weight) and style of cut, with allowances being made in the case of diamonds where cut stones depart from the 'ideal' proportions that were accepted as standard in Jeffries' time. These proportions are radically different from those now considered acceptable because they were based less on the production of maximum brilliance than on retention of the greatest amount of weight from the cutting of a typical octahedral diamond crystal" (Sinkankas). The plates show the proportions and facet patterns cut diamond, as well as rose cut gems. Sinkankas 3198

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        PFERDE., "L'ecurie de la poste". Blick in einen Stall mit mehreren Pferden, links nimmt ein Bauer einem Pferd den Sattel ab, recht ein Reiter, sowie spielende Kinder mit einer Ziege.

      Kupferstich von Jean Moyreau nach Philipp Wouwerman, dat. 1753, 33 x 45,5 cm. Nagler Bd. XI, S. 47f, Nr. 44. - Die dekorative Darstellung unten mit Inschrift und Wappen. - Mit einem Lichtschatten, in den Rändern gering stockfleckig. Dekorative Graphik, Tiere

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        \"L`ecurie de la poste\". Blick in einen Stall mit mehreren Pferden, links nimmt ein Bauer einem Pferd den Sattel ab, recht ein Reiter, sowie spielende Kinder mit einer Ziege.

       Kupferstich von Jean Moyreau nach Philipp Wouwerman, dat. 1753, 33 x 45,5 cm. Nagler Bd. XI, S. 47f, Nr. 44. - Die dekorative Darstellung unten mit Inschrift und Wappen. - Mit einem Lichtschatten, in den Rändern gering stockfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Tiere

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        Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray [Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard]

      Printed for R. Dodsley, in Pall Mall, London 1753 - Third State (or edition) of this "landmark in the history of English book-illustration." (Hazen) Imperial quarto ( cut to resemble a folio, for which it is often mistaken): [8]pp,35,[1]ff, with six full-page copper-engraved plates, 13 half-page head- and tail-vignettes, and 6 engraved initials, all by Johann Sebastian Muller and Charles Grignion after drawings by Richard Bentley. (Each poem has a frontispiece, headpiece, initial letter, and tailpiece. Poems printed and foliated on rectos only, 'Explanation of the prints' by Horace Walpole printed on both recto and verso). According to Hazen, "There are three distinct editions dated 1753, but since the wording on the title-page is identical in all three and all three have been sold as first editions, it seems easier to describe the editions and discriminate among them as if they were different states. . . . Discrimination between the other [second and third] editions dated 1753 is simple enough, but their order is not certainly established. . . . The third edition seems to be distinctly less common {calling copies of the first two editions "plentiful"]." Our copy is Hazen's "distinctly less common" third, with "Designs, &c." on half-title; no exclamation marks (though there are semicolons) in the rows of printer's flowers on the third and fourth pages of "Explanation of the prints"; and the letter "p" printed properly throughout p. 26. Elegantly bound in recent vellum over boards, flat spine lettered in blind, covers with decorative panel role in blind, marbled end papers. A crisp, fresh copy with fine, deep impressions of the plates, very wide margins and clear print throughout. A superb production (The Monthly Review for July, 1753, called it "one of the most elegant publications our country hath produced for some years past: whether we consider the beauty of the printing, the genius that appears in the designs for the cuts, or the masterly execution of most of the engravings."). Rothschild 1063. Hazen (Walpole) 42. Stokes, p. 43. Northup 178. Bland, p. 219. NCBEL II, 579. In 1750, after inadvertently permitting Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard to be pirated from a manuscript version he had circulated among friends, Walpole saw the authorized version through the press. He then persuaded Gray to allow publication of his remaining poems in an edition illustrated by Bentley. But Gray, who was famously modest, agreed only on condition that the book not be regarded as a collection of poems, and that "Designs" precede "Poems" in the title. Gray wrote to the publisher on 12 February 1753, "I desire it may be understood (which is the truth) that the Verses are only subordinate & explanatory to the Drawings ?" The elegant rococo result was Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray. According to Bland, "This exciting book . . . contains perhaps the first hint in book illustration of the Gothic Revival. . . ., the big engravings surrounded by curious borders reminiscent of the 'scatter borders' in fifteenth-century manuscripts." The six poems are: Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard; Ode on the Spring; Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes; Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College; A Long Story, and Hymn to Adversit, the last two of which appear here for the first time. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works Of Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, And Lord High Chancellor Of England, In Three Volumes. To Which Is Prefixed, A Life Of The Author, By Mr. Mallet.

      D. Midwinter, W. Innys, D. Browne, C. Davis, J. And R. Tonson, A. Millar, And J. Ward, London 1753 - Xxxv, [V],762; Viii, [Ii], 614, [Liii]; Xx, 750. [Xxxviii, With Errata T Bottom Of Last Page]. Full Calf, 6 Bands, Red And Black Morocco Spine Labels. A Revision And Enlargement Of The 1740 "Works". Gilt Rules On Boards. Very Elaborate Engraved Bookplates Of Assheton Curzon / Hagley Farm; Later Interesting But Pseudo-Armorial Bookplates Of Claire Allen. No Marks. Bindings Worn, Fraying At Corners Chipping To Spine Ends, Jonts Cracked But Holding Well By Cords. Page Block Square, Retaining Binders Polish To Edges Of Page Block. Pages Clean, In Excellent State, Light Foxing To Some Pages Of Volume Ii But Almost Entirely Confined To The Lower Margin Beneath The Printed Area. International Postage At Usps Insured Box Rate; Additional Charge For Us Shipment Also. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Minéralogie, ou Description générale des substances du Règne Minéral

      1753 - 2 vol. de I. XLVII, (1bl), Paris, Durand & Pissot, 1753, in-8, 2 vol. de I. XLVII, (1bl), 589 (ch. par er. 569), (3)pp. - II. (6), 284, 256pp, 4pl, veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches rouges (rel. de l'ép.), 4 planches dépliantes donnant la figure des principaux cristaux, minéraux et "structures" géologiques. PREMIERE EDITION FRANCAISE de cet ouvrage traduit par le baron d'Holbach qui avait consulté Bernard de Jussieu et G.F. Rouelle pour fixer la nomenclature des minéraux. Ce traité fut publié pour la première fois à Stockholm en 1747. Le traducteur a utilisé pour son travail l'édition allemande de Berlin (1750) dans laquelle Wallérius y donne l'une des premières classifications rationnelles en minéralogie. A l'époque où paraissait cet ouvrage, les ingénieurs français des exploitations minières ne possédaient que des traités allemands, souvent traduits du suédois. Le baron d'Holbach fut l'un des premiers à mettre à leur disposition des textes clairs et accessibles. Coiffes et coins usés, mors en partie fendus [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Designs by Mr. R. Bentley for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray

      London: R. Dodsley, 1753. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 4to in half-sheets (370 x 268 mm). Each leaf printed on one side only. Half-title reading "Drawings, &c." Engraved title vignette, 6 engraved plates, 12 head- and tail-pieces, and 6 historiated initials by J.S. Müller and C. Grignion after Bentley. Contemporary English half deerskin, marbled boards. Binding with some minor wear; some occasional pale spotting. Provenance: John Boyle (1707-1762), 5th Earl of Orrery (bookplate); 1743 Orrery inscription on pastedown; Almeric Hugh Paget (1861-1949), 1st Baron Queenborough (bookplate); purchased from Bernard Quaritch, 1974. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the half-title reading "Drawings, &c," of this finely-illustrated volume. The plates are by Richard Bentley (1708-1782), a close friend of Walpole's, and are described as "an extraordinary and skilful combination of classical river gods, rococo lightness, and Strawberry Hill Gothic" (Hammelmann and Boase, Book Illustrators in 18th Century England, 1975, p. 14). It was at Gray's insistence that the word "Designs" preceded "Poems" in the title, reflecting his feeling that the text played a subordinate part. The Elegy is the final poem, and "A Long Story" is printed here for the first time. Hazen, Horace Walpole 42; Northup 178; Ray English, p. 4; Rothschild 1061; Stokes, p. 43.

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        A True and exact description of the island of Shetland

      London, 1753. may 14 12mo. 34 pp. "Containing an account of its situation, trade, produce, and inhabitants. Together with an account of the great white herring fishery of that place, and the methods the Dutch use in catching, curing, and disposing of the Herrings they catch there; and the prodigious advantage Britain may receive from thence. With many other curious particulars." The first half of this essay deals with the island, its people, and their customs. The second half deals in detail with the herring fishery. A very nice copy in a later 19th century binding. A Goldsmith-Kress citation on Worldcat shows the author as John Campbell.

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        Medicinisch Chirurgische und Anatomische Wahrnehmungen. Nebst Kupfern und gedoppelten Registern. 2 Bde.

      Rostock, verlegts Johann Christian Koppe, 1753, 4, (48), 1112,(28) pp. 1770, 4, (36), 924, (32) pp., 11 gefaltete Kupferstichtafeln, in zwei Pergamenteinbände der Zeit gebunden frisches Exemplar. Erste Auflage, selten vollständig angeboten der 1190 chirurgisch-anatomischen Wahrnehmungen!"So sehr Heister ein universeller Gelehrter gewesen ist, war er doch in erster Linie ein Chirurg im heutigen Sinne. Die Vorrede zur ersten Auflage seiner "Chirurgie" beginnt er mit den Worten: "Nachdem mich Gott in den Beruff gesetzet, daß ich neben andern zu der edlen Medicin gehörigen Wissenschafften, vomemlich auch die Chirurgie, alswelche billig vor die dem menschlichen Geschlecht allenöthigste Kunst zu halten ist, öffentlich lehren muß..." Nicht zuletzt geht dies aus seinen "Medizinisch chirurgisch anatomischen Wahrnehmungen" hervor, die er 1753 70jährig veröffentlichte. Sie enthalten 680 Kasuistiken mit nachgetragenen Bemerkungen zur Behandlungsmethode und kritischen Vergleichen mit Erfahrungen anderer Autoren. Beispielhaft seine Äußerung zu Schußwunden, bei denen große und tiefe Einschnitte die Entfernung aller widernatürlichen Dinge ermöglichen. Stecke aber die Kugel in der"Hohligkeit des Leibes", lasse man sie darin, indem "dergleichen oft viele Jahre ohne Schaden und Beschwerung getragen worden." Geradezu modernen notärztlichen Auffassungen entspricht Heisters Kampf für den Kaiserschnitt an der Toten. "Quem non servasti, si potuisti, illum occidisti." Daß ihn in Helmstedt ein Mann zu erschießen drohte, sollte er es wagen, die verstorbene Schwester zu öffnen, ist für uns nicht überraschend.Heisters besonderes Interesse für - im Gegensatz zu Ambroise Pare unverzierte - chirurgische Instrumente verführte ihn nicht dazu, bloß in deren Vielzahl Vorteile zu sehen, jedoch betonte er die Notwendigkeit, für jede chirurgische Maßnahme das richtige Werkzeug zur Hand zu haben. "Ich halte mit denen geschicktesten Wund-Aerzten dafür, dass bei einer jeden wundarzigen Verrichtung die Art, welche mit wenigen und einfachen Werkzeugen gut kann verrichtet werden derjenigen vorzuziehen sey, welche mit einer großen und schwer anzustellenden Gerätschaft muss verrichtet werden." (125. Wahrn.) Die Bedeutung Heisters für die Chirurgie, die uns ihn als "Praeceptor Chirurgiae" verstehen und ehren läßt, entspricht nicht nur unserer späteren Würdigung, sondern ist in Heisters eigener Absicht begründet. Die Entfernung der Chirurgie aus der medizinischen Wissenschaft hemmte ihre notwendige Entwicklung. Heisters epochale Leistung besteht vornehmlich darin, daß er diesen Mangel erkannt und den Weg gefunden hat, ihn zu beseitigen. Die Mittel der Medizin sind für ihn "Diät- oder Lebens-Ordnung, Medicamenten und Chinirgie als die drey Haupt-Seulen der Medicin"." Jürgen Probst, L. Heister, Unfallchirurgie 10 (1984), 1-8 (Nr. 1) "Ueber die Fortsetzung starb er hinweg, sodass Professor Cappel in Helmstädt dieselben herausgab, nicht gerade zur Ehre des seligen Herrn, denn die meisten (der 510) Beobachtungen von 1721-1758 waren etwas flüchtig und unvollständig aufgezeichnet." Georg Fischer, Chirurgie vor 100 Jahren (1876), p.161

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        A Collection Of The Sufferings Of The People Called Quakers

      Set of 2 Volumes, 1st Editions, Luke Hinde, London, 1753. "For the testimony of a good conscience, from the time of their being first distinguished by the name in the year 1650, to the time of the act, commonly called the Act of Toleration, granted to Protestant dissenters in the first year of the reign of King William the third and Queen Mary, in the year 1689, taken from original records and other authentick accounts"; 1474 pages in total; Leather-Bound Hardbacks: full brown calf, spine panelled and decorated in gilt, red and black lettering-pieces, folio; Calf rubbed, top board to volume 1 detached, other hinges tender, previous owner's inscription to front free end-papers, text uncut and clean, an attractive set.

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        Historische beschrijvinge van Culemborg, behelzende een naemlijst der heeren van Bosichem, benevens der heeren en graeven van Culemborg gesproten uit de aloude graeven van Teysterband [...] mitsgaders een beschrijvinge van de stad Culemborg. 2 dln. in 1 (halfleren) bd. Utrecht 1753. Geïll., 716 p.

      Compleet exemplaar, onder meer geïllustreerd met een grote wapenkaart en een panorama-gezicht op de stad.

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        Cours de mathématique. Première [-Troisieme] Partie. Par M. Camus, De l'Académie Royale des Sciences, Examinateur des Ingénieurs, Professeur & Sécrétaire Pérpetuel de l'Académie Royale d'Architecture, Honoraire de l'Académie de Marine. Nouvelle édition

      A Paris : De l'Imprimerie de Ballard, Seul Imprimeur du Roi pour la Musique, & Noteur de la Chapelle de Sa Majesté [t. I-II] : Chez Durand (D,après la Copie de l'Imprimerie Royale) [t. III (2 v.)], MDCCLIII- MDCCLIX 1753 - [i.e. 1753-1759].- // [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A.].- // 3 t. en 4 vols., 8º, (215x137mm).- Vol. I: VIII, [2], 478 p.; sign.: a6, A-Ff8, Gg7; 1 grabado desplegable (6 figuras).- Vol. II: VI, 568 p.; sign.: [a]4, A-Mm8, Nn4; 25 grabados desplegables (407 figuras).- Vol.III.: XX, 375 p.; sign.: a8, b2, A-Z8, Aa6 [Aa5 y Aa6, blancas]; 1 + 28 grabados desplegables (8 + 199 figuras).- Vol. IV: VIII, 459 p.; sign.: a4, A-Ff8 [Ff7 y Ff8, blancas]; 36 grabados desplegables (212 figuras); adornos tipográficos diferentes en portada de cada volúmen; frisos y adornos tipográficos al principio y fin de cada capítulo.- // Encuadernación en plena piel de época; lomo cuajado, con cinco nervios y doble tejuelo; cortes tintados en rojo; papel grueso.- Planos algo abombados y con partes de la piel blanquecina por humedad antigua; pequeños arreglos en puntas y cortes; numeración de los tomos manuscrita en los cortes. Vol. 1: Escritura y dibujos en los planos, y en las guardas; tejuelo parcialmente perdido; borrón en p. 26-27; mancha en margen lateral de p. 66; rastro de haber tenido moho en algunas páginas del centro del tomo; grabado desplegable del final con la tabla de Pitágoras manuscrita en el verso; papel manoseado. Vol. 2: Plano delantero rozado, guardas delanteras desprendidas; leves desperfectos en el margen o en el pliegue de cuatro de los grabados y algunas pequeñas manchas de tinta, afectando solo en plancha XII. Vol. 3: Algunas manchas pequeñas dispersas; rotura del papel en margen lateral de p. 161, afectando a una apostilla. Vol. 4: Plano trasero marcado con rayaduras de figuras geométricas; borrón en margen lateral de p. 17; punta inferior de p. 273, perdida; pequeño cerco de antiguo de humedad en margen superior a partir de la p. 405.- // Proc.: Exlibris manuscrito en guarda delantera de tomos I y II, 'Le chevalier de Valentin'.- // Refs.: Murhard, I, 52 (para la 1ª ed. ).- // Elaborado como la cumbre de su larga carrera como profesor de Matemáticas para ingenieros, Charles Camus, miembro de las academias francesas de Ciencias y de Arquitectura, publicó su Curso de Matemáticas cumplida la edad de 50 años, entre 1749 y 1752. Aun así, le dió tiempo a ver en la calle dos reimpresiones, la que ofrecemos, debida a una iniciativa de la Academia de Ciencias en febrero de 1753, y una tercera, publicada entre 1764 y 1767. (Además, en 1768 se inció la cuarta edición). En 1765 fue admitido en la Royal Society londinense y quien ocupó su lugar, a su muerte, como geómetra de la Academia de Ciencias, fue D'Alembert. El curso de matemáticas se divide en tres partes: Aritmética, Geometría teórica y práctica, y Mecánica estática. Ejemplar completo, aunque deslucido, con todos los volúmenes de la misma edición, con los 91 grabados desplegables que contienen las 824 figuras apeladas en el texto. Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Designs by Mr. R. Bentley for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray

      London: R. Dodsley, 1753. 4to in half-sheets (370 x 268 mm). Each leaf printed on one side only. Half-title reading "Drawings, &c." Engraved title vignette, 6 engraved plates, 12 head- and tail-pieces, and 6 historiated initials by J.S. Müller and C. Grignion after Bentley. Contemporary English half deerskin, marbled boards. Binding with some minor wear; some occasional pale spotting. Provenance: John Boyle (1707-1762), 5th Earl of Orrery (bookplate); 1743 Orrery inscription on pastedown; Almeric Hugh Paget (1861-1949), 1st Baron Queenborough (bookplate); purchased from Bernard Quaritch, 1974. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the half-title reading "Drawings, &c," of this finely-illustrated volume. The plates are by Richard Bentley (1708-1782), a close friend of Walpole's, and are described as "an extraordinary and skilful combination of classical river gods, rococo lightness, and Strawberry Hill Gothic" (Hammelmann and Boase, Book Illustrators in 18th Century England, 1975, p. 14). It was at Gray's insistence that the word "Designs" preceded "Poems" in the title, reflecting his feeling that the text played a subordinate part. The Elegy is the final poem, and "A Long Story" is printed here for the first time. Hazen, Horace Walpole 42; Northup 178; Ray English, p. 4; Rothschild 1061; Stokes, p. 43. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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        Zee-rechten, inhoudende dat oudste en hoogste water-recht dat de gemeene kooplieden en schippers hebben gemaakt in Wisbuy (...) en het tractaat van avaryen gemaakt by Quintijn Weytsen. Amsterdam, v. Rysschooten, 1753.

      4°, geheel perkament uit de tijd, (8)+160+8+(40)+(16)+40 pag.C2875."In deze band ook opgenomen (met eigen paginering en signering): Copye tol-rollen in den Orizond; Nieuwe Ordonnantie ende instructie van de Staten van Hollant (...) beroerende het stuck van de Pilotage; Tractaet van Avaryen; Ordonnantie der Kamer van Assuerantie en avarye der steden Amsteldam (...). D.m.v. overgeplakte strookjes met de naam Van Rysschooten en jaartal 1753, heruitgave van vroegere edities, verschenen bij Van der Stolk in Amsterdam in 1727 en 1740."

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        The case of the Governor and Company of Merchants of England trading to the Levant Seas

      n.p. [but London?] n.d. [1753?]. folio bifolium, 3 + (1)pp., with docket title, recently well bound in cloth, spine gilt lettered . A very good crisp copy. Apparently rare. ESTC finds two copies at BL + one at Guildhall but none elsewhere. Kress (4688) and Goldsmiths (8049) do list copies, however, but both suggest 1744 as the date of publication. Hanson 5789. The Levant (or Turkey) Company is here responding to the proposed legislation then before Parliament and which was enacted in 1754 as An Act for enlarging and regulating the trade into the Levant seas.> The Levant Company 'had never been an exclusive or oppressive monopoly such as the East India or Greenland Company was, but on the contrary was based on the assertion of the inestimable liberty of trade. Every merchant who could pay the required entrance fee was of right admitted a member, and was then entitled to trade on his own account'. [Palgrave III, p.595]. The 1754 Act opened up the trade even further, all English merchants paying £20 for admission to its rights and privileges. [bound with], [LEVANT OR TURKEY COMPANY]> An historical view of the conduct and proceedings of the Turky Company.> n.p. [London?], n.d. [1753?]. folio, 11 + (1)pp., with drophead title on p.1 and caption title on final page. A very good crisp copy. Apparently rare, ESTC locating copies only at BL + Durham and at Harvard (Kress) + Huntington + Yale (Beinecke). Kress S.3701 (but suggesting a 1744 date): not in Goldsmiths nor in James Ford Bell. Annotated in ink in a contemporary hand just below the docket title: '2d reading of the Turkey Bill is Tuesday the 13th March>'. [bound with], [LEVANT OR TURKEY COMPANY]> A Bill for enlarging and regulating the trade into the Levant seas.> n.p. [but London,] n.d. [1740 or 1753?]. folio, 7 + (1)pp., with drophead title on A1 and docket title on final page. ESTC finds this issue, with 'prenticeships' catchword on page 1, at BL only. (Other issues tentatively dated 1741 and 1744 are located at the National Archives and at Huntington). In fact the Bill, evidently drafted in 1740-1744, was not enacted then, but was reintroduced in Parliament on 5 March 1753 and subsequently enacted as Public General Act 26 Geo.II.c.18. The 1740s saw significant decline in the Levant Company's trade at the same time as the French Levant Company was thriving. 'The decline of the Company's trade, however, was not due solely to external causes. In some respects the Company had itself to blame. In the first place, the charges levied by the Levant Company were so high that at times a Dutch merchant could export goods from Turkey to Holland and thence to England, where he could undersell the Company. Then again, the fact that in the first half of the eighteenth century members were not allowed to send their goods by private ships, but were compelled to use 'general shipping', often seems to have resulted in delays and restrictions of trade. It was indeed alleged that 'general shipping' was what in modern colloquial terms would be called a racket - that it enabled the rich merchants who controlled the Company to hamper their smaller competitors in the despatch of goods. It is, indeed, clear that in spite of the terms of the Charter, the Company was becoming more exclusive and in 1744 a Bill was introduced in the House of Commons not only to prohibit 'general shipping', but also to enlarge the membership of the Company. It was rejected in the House of Lords, but a Bill on similar lines was passed in 1753.' [Sir Percival Griffiths, A Licence to Trade: a history of the English chartered companies.> 1974, p.55].

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        Homoseksualiteit, Sodomie, Nijmegen. 18e eeuw.,.

      "Een juridisch dossier met een bindend advies (advijs decisoir) door de juristen R. van Brienen en B.H. Cremer gedateerd 30 mei 1753 betreffende een zaak tussen Fr. A. Veldcamp 'koster van de Broederkerk binnen Nijmegen en 2 officieren Justus Fr. van Borkensteijn en Johan Fr. Chr. Stumpel. De aanklager is Mr. Engelbart de Man. Tevens genoemd in het stuk verklaringen van E.S. Havercamp, predikant te Nijmegen; Rudolf Muller, adjudant in het tweede bataljon van de heer Luitenant Generaal Sturler; De heer Winclair, onder-luitenant in het regiment van de heer Burmania.Folio 42 pp handschrift, goed leesbaar. De officier Borkesteijn heeft Mr. Veldcamp onder valse voorwendselen naar zijn huis laten komen. Hij werd gedwongen geld te geven wegens gokschulden. Na een klap in het gezicht werd Veldcamp beschuldigd van onzedelijk gedrag: je hebt mij naer de Broeck getast en dreigde hij hem te vermoorden met zijn zwaard als hij geen schuldbekentenis wilde tekenen. Een nieuwe bezoeker, Mr. Stumpel, eist hetzelfde van hem nadat hij Veldcamp in elkaar had geslagen. Ze dwongen Veldcamp een brief te ondertekenen waarin hij hen erkentelijk is dat zij: hem van den kwaaden weg der Sodomiterije hadden afgehouden. In de rechtszaak volgen meerdere beschuldigingen en beschrijvingen van homosexueel gedrag door Veldcamp. M14529".

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        The analysis of beauty. Written with a view of fixing the fluctuating ideas of taste. By William Hogarth.

      xxii, [2], 153, [2]p + 2 folding plates. Contemporary calf, worn, and with the front board detached.The leaf "Figures referr'd to in the book", bound before the title-page. This leaf was printed shortly after some copies were distributed to subscribers; an advertisement in the Public advertiser, 17 December 1753, states: "Those gentlemen who subscribed for the above work, and have already received it, are desired to send to the author for an additional leaf, which is intended for the more easy finding such passages in the book, as relate to the figures in the prints." The leaf is found bound in various places in the book, not always at the end. According to Paulson, (R. Paulson. Hogarth's graphic works. Rev. ed. New Haven and London, 1970, p. 220, "The prints were first distributed to subscribers or sold separately around the date given in the publication line" (i.e. about 5 March 1753). The subscription ticket and various advertisements for the work state that the prints are "fit to frame for furniture" though they were clearly intended to be issued with the book. Paulson also states: "All the subscribers copies of the book I have seen lack the folded-in plates" (noting one exception, Horace Walpole's copy). A print, "Columbus breaking the egg", was used as the subscription ticket for the work; either the ticket or a later state of the print, with the subscription information removed and a publication line added (1 December 1753), is found as a frontispiece in some copies, but is not present in this copy. Final leaf lists, "Prints publish'd by W. Hogarth, and are to be had at his house in Leicester Fields".

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        Der Europäische Herold welcher in Vier Haupt-Handlungen alle Käyserthum/Königreiche Freye Staaten und Freye Fürstenthümer ... nach ihren materialischen Beschaffenheiten/Lagen/Gräntzen/Ahrthafftig-und Fruchtbarkkeiten/ Sitten und Manieren der Völcker/ deren Gewerbe und Maximen/ Fürnemlich aber nach der Allerhöchst-Höchst und Hohen Monarchen und Regenten Respective Stamm- und Verwantschafften/ Tituln, Wapen, ... kürtzlich und aufrichtig vorträgt/ und in einem Anhange Vielerhand ... Uhrkunden/Wechselschreiben/Verträge/Bündniße ... mittheilet.

      6 Bl., 1753 S., 41 Bl. 33,5 x 20 cm Pergamentband Vollständiger Titel siehe Foto. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, Vignetten. Druck von Nisius für Hoffmann in Franckfurt und Leipzig, Pergamentband der Zeit mit altem handschriftlichen Rückentitel ( etwas berieben und bestoßen, Läsur am Kapital alt, laienhaft restauriert, etwas gebräunt, Deckel etwas gewellt. Frontispiz im Rand hinterlegt, nur teilweise leicht gebräunt.- Erste Ausgabe der Umarbeitung des Werkes "Der iztregierenden Welt große Schaubühne", das 1675 ebenfalls unter dem Pseudonym "von Franckenberg" gedruckt wurde. - ADB XLIV 735f. - Der Verfasser war Ritter des Heiligen Römischen Reiches und Königlich polnischer und Kurfürstlich sächsischer Geheimer Rat. - "Zech war ein entschiedener Absolutist sein größtes Werk, eine Umarbeitung der längst vergriffenen 'Schaubühne' verrät und soll auf jeder Seite den Wortführer fürstlicher Machtvollkommenheit verraten" (ADB) , Preis inkl. MwSt. .

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        [1] Biblia, dat is de gansche H. schriftuer des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments, naar de oversettinge van D.M. Lutherus. Amsterdam, gedrukt voor 't consistorie der Luthersche Gemeente, [ca. 1780]. [Gebonden met:] [2] Het boek der psalmen. Amsterdam, Meijer, Strander, Eickhorn, 1779.

      4°, gebonden in geheel leer met twee koperen klampen. [1] (22)+710 (eenzijdig gepagineerd: 355)+(6)+288 (eenzijdig gepagineerd: 144)+168 (eenzijdig gepagineerd: 84)+(2)+340 (eenzijdig gepagineerd: 170), [2] 193+(15)+49 pag. Geillustreerd met gegraveerde titel en 5 uitslaande kaarten. Band en koperwerk in goede staat. Enkele pagina's los. Bijgevoegd als losse blaadjes een compleet exemplaar van P. Martini, Geestelyk zielen vermaak of eenige geestelyke liederen (...) bekwaam om bij de Lutherse bijbels testamenten en psalmboeken te konnen gebonden werden. Amsterdam, H. Brandt, 1753. 8°, 77+(2) pag.B1500

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, in Four Books: The Thirteenth Edition, with the Last Corrections of the Author, and with Notes and Additions [Blackstone's]

      Complete in four volumes. This edition is only the second edition to include the author's last corrections, along with contributions by Edward Christian (these first appeared in the 12th edition). "A series of lectures delivered by the English jurist Sir William Blackstone at Oxford in 1753 and published as Commentaries on the Laws of England in four volumes between 1765 and 1769, which systematized and clarified the amorphous body of English Law. The Commentaries are the first attempt to state the entire corpus of the Common Law. They were acclaimed internationally and their precepts were applied to the study and Practice of Law in England and the United States. They exerted a tremendous influence on the American bar, both because of their intrinsic value and because they were the only treatises readily available during that period of U.S. history. The Commentaries were the primary reference tools for lawyers and judges until the nineteenth century because the appellate courts in America did not regularly submit their opinions for publication in bound volumes. Although there were court reporters, their records of decisions were incomplete and sporadic;and few attorneys could afford a comprehensive library. Since the common law of England was incorporated into the legal systems of the colonies, Blackstone's summaries rendered the legal system accessible to the entire educated class of the colonies. Dissatisfaction with the common-law restrictions on Freedom of Speech and the press was an important aspect of the burgeoning resentment of English rule; and the knowledge and intellectual stimulation provided by Blackstone thereby played a role in causing the American Revolution. Blackstone's books, which were periodically updated by American editors, constituted a major source of law for approximately fifty years after the American Revolution. The Commentaries are viewed as the most comprehensive summary of the entire body of English law ever compiled by a single author. Their clarity, sophistication, and formality have caused them to be highly regarded. While studying to be a lawyer, Abraham Lincoln reportedly read Blackstone by candlelight. Blackstone did have detractors, however, most notably Thomas Jefferson and Jeremy Bentham, the English Utilitarian philosopher. Jefferson believed that Blackstone and his followers were "Tories" and that he was a negative influence on America in the sense that more attention needed to be devoted to "whiggism" or "republicanism." Bentham criticized Blackstone for his perception that English law needed no improvement and for his imprecise analysis of the historical and social factors underlying systems of justice. Although the Commentaries might seem antiquated by current standards, Blackstone's work represented a tremendous advance in the study of law and played a significant role in the development of the American legal system." (West's Encyclopedia of American Law)KEYWORDS: LAW LEGAL HISTORY JURISPRUDENCE Thirteenth edition. Rear joint of fourth volume just beginning to split, owner bookplate remnants on front endpapers. London: A. Strahan, 1800. Thirteenth Edition. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        "Le guide ou nouvelle description d' Amsterdam; enseignant aux voyageurs et aux negoçians son origine, ses agrandissemens & son etat actuel; sa splendeur, son commerce, & la description de ses edifices, rues, ports, canaux, ponts, ecluses, etc. [...] nouvelle edition ... Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier & Covens Junior, 1772".

      Gebonden in half leer, 8 + 332 + [19] p., ill. Rug beschadigd en los. Lit: Nijhoff / Van Hattum 121."Deze uitgave bevat ongeveer dezelfde tekst als die van 1753, maar is geheel anders geïllustreerd. De 22 prenten zijn groter van formaat, ca 17 x 20 cm en gesigneerd door o.a. H. Stopendaal, P. van Call, I. Smit en B. de Bakker. Ze stellen voor: een plattegrond, de Oude Kerk, de Nieuwe Kerk, “de groote capel van buyten in de Calverstraat”, de Zuiderkerk, de Westerkerk, de Lutherse kerk aan het Spui, de nieuwe Lutherse kerk, de “Portugeese Joode kerk”, het Diakonieweeshuis, het “besjeshuys aan den Binnen Amstel”, de Haarlemmerpoort, de Leidse poort, de Utrechtse poort, de Muiderpoort, de beurs, ‘s lands zeemagazijn, het Oost-Indisch huis, de kraan in het IJ bij de Kraansluis, gezicht van de Amstelsluis naar buiten, het stadhuis en de grote zaal in het stadhuis."

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        Das Neue Testament zum Wachsthum in der Gnade und der Erkanntniss des Herrn Jesu Christi nach dem revidirten Grundtext ubersetzt und mit dienlichen Anmerkungen begleitet.

      Stuttgart: Johann Benedict Metzler, 1753. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Full calf. xlvi, 1016pp. Frontispiece, marbled endpapers. Very good. Binding worn, especially along spine, and with a bit of chipping at head and tail of spine, but nevertheless quite tight and handleable and overall attractive; inner front flyleaf bears contemporary ink notations dated Leipzig 1769. First of this edition of this important translation. Lutheran theologian Bengel was born in Germany in 1687 and died in 1752.

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        Cinquanta detti ... esposti in altrettanti sonetti dedicati all'illustrissimo, e reverendissimo monsignore Gioachino Domenico Radicati dell'ordine de' predicatori vescovo d'Alghero ec. ec. ec.Saluzzo, Giovandomenico Bodoni, 1786. 4to. With woodcut vignette on title-page and a few rococo decorated titling capitals. Contemporary paper wrappers.

      Not in Brooks; Wittock, Bodoni; cf. ICCU (1753 & 1785 eds. by other printers); KVK & WorldCat (eds. by other printers). Unrecorded (Giovandomenico) Bodoni edition of a rare collection of 50 proverbs and their explanation in the same number of sonnets, by the Italian Franciscan Friar Minor Giuseppe da Copertino (1603-1663). It was printed by the Bodoni family printing office in Saluzzo, where the teenage Giambattista (1740-1813) discovered his late grandfather's punchcutting and typefounding materials about thirty years earlier and took his first steps toward becoming one of greatest names in the history of printing and punchcutting worldwide. With an early owner's name on the wrapper: "D Ferd[inando] Fracchia". Some of the sewing has come loose, so that the centre bifolium of the first quire is detached, but the book is otherwise in very good condition and has very large margins.

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        Recueil des Plans, elevations et coupes, tant géométriques qu'en perspective, des châteaux, jardins et dépendances que le Roi de Pologne occupe en Lorraine

      Paris, François 1753 - 3 volumes in-plano (66,5 X 51,3 cm), demi-maroquin rouge, coins, dos janséniste à six nerfs (relié vers 1850). Edition originale de cet important ouvrage, considéré comme le plus beau livre d'architecture. Le Roi Louis XV aurait dit au Roi de Pologne, Stanislas : "Mon père, vous êtes mieux logé que moi". Illustré de vignettes gravées et bien complet des 75 plans et vues avec personnages gravés à l'eau-forte par Jean-Charles François. Emmanuel Héré (1753-1763) fut l'élève puis le disciple de Germain Bordeaux, architecte du château de Lunéville, avant d'être nommé lui-même premier architecte du Roi Stanislas en 1737. Parmi ses principaux travaux, Héré édifia les bâtiments et ornemments des Bosquets à Lunéville, acheva l'Eglise de Bonsecours à Nancy, le château de Malgrange, l'aménagement du château de Commercy, construisit le château d'Einville et rebâtit le château de Chanteheux devant lequel Louis XV, ébloui par les merveilles de Stanislas, se serait exclamé : -Mon père, vous êtes mieux logé que moi". De 1750 à 1753, Héré érigea ce qui deviendra la Place Royale de Nancy, véritable chef d'oeuvre de la Lorraine du XVIIIème siècle, renommée Place Stanislas. Le Recueil des Plans, élévations et coupes (1753), constitue L'un des grands témoins de la Lorraine de Stanislas Leczinski. Bibliographies : Cohen - de Ricci, col. 485. Berlin Kat. 2511. Exemplaire en bon état interieur mais défauts d'usage à la reliure (coins, coiffes en particulier). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nytt förråd af äldre och nyare handlingar rörande nordiska historien. Första-femte stycket.

      - Stockholm, Jacob Merckell, 1753-(54). 4:o. 272 s.+ utvikbar grav. plansch. Titelbladet med grav. vinjett. Lätta lagerfläckar mot slutet, annars ren inlaga. Sidorna 253-4 och 255-6 med äldre papperslagning i marginalen. Enkelt hkbd från mitten av 1800-talet. Warmholtz 8888. Allt som utkom, och med de två mycket sällsynta arken till det femte häftet (slutar med kustoden ?Anno?), vilka aldrig utgavs! Faksimilplanschen är graverad av J. Gillberg. Utgivare var Bengt Bergius, David Ståhl och Jöns Lind, vilka bildade ett informellt historiskt sällskap. P.g.a. oenighet inom sällskapet avbröts dock arbetet i förtid och Bergius forsatte på egen hand genom ?Små-saker til nöje och tidsfördrif? och ?Allahanda? sin utgivning av historiska dokument. Intressant urkundsamling med aktstycken från 1500- och 1600-talen med lärda och skarpsinniga inledningar (Bring). Det som utkom av femte stycket innehåller fortsättningen från fjärde stycket av: ?Laurentii Petri Gothi beskrifning om k. Eric XIV:des kröning i Upsala, 1561.?

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        Historisch-critische Nachrichten von verstorbenen Gelehrten und deren Schriften, insonderheit aber denienigen, welche in d. allerneuesten Ausgabe d. Jöcherischen Allgemeinen Gelehrten-Lexicons übergangen ...

      Cöthen, Cörner, 1753 - 1756. Bd. 1- 2, je. 3 Tl. 735,768 S. Klein 8°. Pappband der Zeit, berieben Mit handschriftl. Erläuterung zum Autor u. altem Stempel. Mit ca. 30 S. Register nach jedem Teil. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        The Ruins Of Palmyra, Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desart.

      

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        A Proposal for Making an Effectual Provision for the Poor, for Amending their Morals, and for Rendering them useful Members of the Society. To which is added, A Plan of Buildings proposed with proper Elevations. Drawn by an Eminent Hand

      London: Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, 1753. Later 3/4 calf, the spine extra gilt, rubbed, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, with the elaborate plan and its explanation; the Taussig copy Fielding's comprehensive proposed reform of the Poor Laws, drawing on his years as a Bow Street magistrate and complementing his 'Enquiry' into the causes of crime, praised by Burn and Eden and presciently anticipating the reforms of the 19th century

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        Taxonomic literature[:] a selective guide to botanical publications and collections with dates, commentaries and types. Second edition.Utrecht, Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema; The Hague, Junk, 1976-1988. 7 volumes. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth.

      Second much expanded edition -- growing from one to seven volumes - of an exhaustive bibliography of the literature on taxonomic botany from 1753 to 1940. "This new edition deals with many more botanists, their books and collections, than the modest volume of 1967. … We now attempt to give more extensive information on the authors by going into more detail with respect to their collections, the biographical literature about them (one aspect of the book now is that it has become a 'bibliography of bibliographies'), and possible further information of use for the systematist or for the historian of botany. We also provide information on outstanding botanical explorers and collectors" (introduction).In very good condition, only some minor rubbing to the ends of the spine, and volume 1 and 2 are subtly rebound (still matching the other volumes), with the original backstrips laid down.

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        Etats du Grand-Seigneur en Asie, Empire de Perse, Pays des Usbecs, Arabie et Egypte.

      , 1753. - Hand-coloured engraved map (560 x 490 mm). Matted. Robert de Vaugondy’s spectacular 1753 map of the Ottoman Empire. Vaugondy maps the empire at its height, with territory spanning from the Black Sea to the southernmost extension of Arabia and west, inclusive of Persia, as far as the Mongol Empire of India. Includes the modern day nations of Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Uzbekistan, and Greece. Vaugondy employs all of the latest geographical information of the time incorporating both French and transliterations Arabic place names. This map offers splendid detail throughout inclusive of undersea shoals and reefs in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, mountain ranges, lakes, rivers, and historical sites. A highly decorative title cartouche showing an Ottoman prince appears in the lower left quadrant. Five distance scales are in the lower right. Drawn by Robert de Vaugondy in 1753 and published in the 1757 issue of his Atlas Universal. Al-Qasimi 168. Al Ankary 353. McMinn 49. Not in Tibbetts.

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        Opera Omnia, Quinque Tomis Comprehensa, CXXVIII Figuris Aeneis Ornata [ct 5 Vols] Emblem Books

      Antwerp: Sumptibus Societatis. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1753. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo 8 1/2 x 7". Full leather, patterned boards, gilt decorated spines with raised bands. 128 plates in all including engraved frontispieces and emblems. V. I (44) 361 (14) ; V. II (28) 554 (30) ; V. III (8) 452 (36) ; V. IV (44) 463 (32) ; V. V (16) 626 (21). In Latin. Ginther was a Bavarian Catholic pastor and author, living most of his life in Biberbach. He was the author of several popular theological works, two of which were emblem books. The Opera Omnia was issued in several editions after his death, this was the (revised) fourth edition. Some wear to spines otherwise sound with contents bright and clean. 7" x 8.75", 11 pounds. ; 11 .

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        A NEW AND EXACT MAP OF THE ISLAND OF ST. CHRISTOPHER IN AMERICA, ACCORDING TO AN ACTUAL AND ACCURATE SURVEY MADE IN THE YEAR 1753. DESCRIBING THE PARISHES WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE LIMITS, CONTENTS, & CHURCHES, ALSO THE HIGH WAYS, THE SITUATION OF EVERY GENTLEMAN'S PLANTATION...

      London, 1753. 4 folio sheets, each approximately 24 x 30 inches, and approximately 48 x 60 inches overall. Original hand coloring of borders. Minor wear and a few short closed tears at edges. Light tanning and scattered faint foxing. Very good. A remarkable example of this rare, important, and mammoth map of the island of St. Christopher, now known as St. Kitts. This copy is preserved as printed, with the sheets untrimmed and unjoined. This highly detailed and well-executed chart depicts the island divided into its parishes, and contains a wealth of early information relating to houses, churches, forts, sugar mills and individual properties. The borders of each parish are outlined in contemporary hand color, and the shores of the island, with bays, ports, shoals, and soundings are delineated with great accuracy. The map is also noteworthy for the level of its inland detail. Beyond the island's capital, Basseterre Town, located at the lower center of the image, the map plots individual houses and plantations, and prints the names of each owner. The title, scale, and dedication to the Lords Commissioners of the navy are drawn in an attractive Baroque style in the upper left corner. An inset depicting the Leeward Island chain, including Montserrat, Antigua, Guadeloupe, and Martinique, and centrally situating St Christopher, is located in the upper right corner. Along each side is printed a list of subscribers, which includes government officials, agencies, and all of the major early planters of the island. At the time this map was produced, St. Christopher was on the way to becoming one of Great Britain's most important sugar-producing colonies in the Caribbean. By the advent of the American Revolution, the island was the richest territory per capita in the Empire. This rise to prosperity and importance in part explains the lavish size and detail of the map. A significant and quite rare map of a key British colonial possession nearing the height of its prominence. We are able to locate copies of this map at just seven other institutions, only three of which are in North America, the William Clements Library, the John Carter Brown Library, and the Library of Congress. TOOLEY, PRINTED MAPS OF ST. KITTS, ST. LUCIA, & ST. VINCENT, 28.

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