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        Enumeratio plantarum horti regii et agri Gottingensis Aucta et emendata

      Göttingen: Viduam Abrami Vandenhoeckii,, 1753. Octavo (158 x 93 mm). Contemporary calf, brown label and gilt compartments within raised bands to spine, floral decoration stamped in blind to cover edges, marbled endpapers, red edges. Engraved vignette of garden to title page. Small chip at foot of spine, minor wear to boards. A very good copy. Second edition, greatly enlarged, of Von Haller's 1743 work Brevis Enumeratio Stirpium Horti Goettingensis. Haller organised the botanical garden at Göttingen University during his professorial tenure; this work is a classification of the plants in the garden, utilising Haller's own non-Linnaean taxonomical system.

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        Sehr geheim gehaltene, und nunmehro frey entdeckte experimentirte Kunst-Stücke, Die schönsten und raresten Farben zu verfertigen: Sehr geheim gehaltene, und nunmehro frey entdeckte experimentirte Kunst-Stücke, Die schönsten und raresten Farben zu verfertigen: ingleichen Gummi-Copal, Glantz-Lacke, Holtz- und Stein-Kütten, alle Sorten von feinen sowohl als auch gemeinen Sieglack, kalte Verguldung und Versilberung, wie auch im Feuer, auf Metall, Glaß und Porcelain, den feinsten gelben und weißen Tombac, rare Composition der Edelsteine, Glassuren, Holtz- und Stein-Vergüldungen zu machen, nebst vielen noch unbekannten Chymischen Experimenten und Handgriffen &c. ; denen Chymicis, Mahlern, Goldschmieden, Lackirern, Gürtlern, Schwerdfegern, Schlossern, Steinmetzen, Tischern, Nadlern, Maurern, Töpffern, und andern Liebhabern, Zum Nutzen und Vergnügen herausgegeben.

      o. O. (Zittau): o. Vl.g. (Schöps) 1753. Pergamenteinband, d. 18. Jhdt. unter Verwendung eines alten beschriebenen Pergaments. 12°, 6 Bll., 148 S., mit einem auf das Vorsatzblatt geklebtem Kupferstich-Wappen und einigen Holzschnitt-Vignetten., Ein Druckbogen ein wenig gelockert. Insgesamt sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Handwerk,

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        The Life and History of a Pilgrim. By G--- W----.

      first edition8vo.[2 (title)], v, [1 ('advertisement' explaining the lack of a subscribers list)], 540pp., contemporary calf, double gilt fillet border on sides, sympathetically rebacked, spine panelled by raised bands highlighted by double gilt fillets and gilt rolled on the band, head and foot of spine gilt tooled, black morocco title label gilt, original endpapers reused, lacks (as usual) terminal leaf of advertisements, faint damp stain at gutter of first few gatherings and at top outer corner of last few, front joint refurbished, sympathetic new morocco title label, very good.ESTC t70274 (most lacking the terminal advertisement leaf).Loeber Irish Fiction, W117Collation [pi]4, B-Ll8, Mm4, Nn2. The hero of this rare picaresque novel spends his early days in Hertfordshire, and after being taken from school is indentured to a lawyer. After a period in London (some low-life detail) he passes the greater part of the novel as a somewhat degenerate soldier in Spain where he is taken prisoner. As the story nears its end he is bound for Jamaica but ends up in Dublin, from where he writes his story. The book is highly entertaining.Wollaston, "probably an Irishman .. may be identified with George Woollaston, an attorney in the King's bench in Ireland c.1734" [Loeber]. It seems probable that many of the travels and escapades narrated in the book are based on his own experience and throughout the novel "there are various references to Irish people and Irish situations in, among other locations, Italy and Spain" [Loeber]. Possibly printed by Nelson for the author.

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        Enumeratio plantarum horti regii et agri Gottingensis. Aucta et emendata.

      Göttingen: Viduam Abrami Vandenhoeckii, 1753 - Octavo (158 x 93 mm). Contemporary calf, brown label and gilt compartments within raised bands to spine, floral decoration stamped in blind to cover edges, marbled endpapers, red edges. Small chip at foot of spine, minor wear to boards. A very good copy. Engraved vignette of garden to title page. Second edition, greatly enlarged, of Von Haller's 1743 work Brevis Enumeratio Stirpium Horti Goettingensis. Haller organised the botanical garden at Göttingen University during his professorial tenure; this work is a classification of the plants in the garden, utilising Haller's own non-Linnaean taxonomical system. Pritzel, 3723.

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        An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting;

      London: Printed for A. Millar,, 1753. With proper rules for the exercise of that pleasant art. Humbly addressed; in the first part, to the master, husband &c. In the second part, to the wife, friend &c. With some general instructions for plaguing all your acquaintance. Octavo (180 x 117 mm). Early 19th-century dark blue half roan, marbled paper sides, gilt titles and elaborate decoration to spine, edges speckled brown. Bound without frontispiece. Wear to extremities, slight abrasions to boards; a very good copy. First edition of Jane Collier's first work, a satirical advice book on nagging, partially modelled after Jonathan Swift's satirical essays. The work is intended to teach a reader the various methods for "teasing and mortifying" one's acquaintances, although the Feminists Companion to Literature in English notes that Jane Collier "writes as a sufferer, not inflicter, of hurt". Dr Katherine Craik described the work as "a courageous social satire published at a time when satires were usually written by and for men".

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        An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting; With proper rules for the exercise of that pleasant art. Humbly addressed; in the first part, to the master, husband &c. In the second part, to the wife, friend &c. With some general instructions for plaguing all your acquaintance.

      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1753 - Octavo (180 x 117 mm). Early 19th-century dark blue half roan, marbled paper sides, gilt titles and elaborate decoration to spine, edges speckled brown. Wear to extremities, slight abrasions to boards; a very good copy. Bound without frontispiece. First edition of Jane Collier's first work, a satirical advice book on nagging, partially modelled after Jonathan Swift's satirical essays. The work is intended to teach a reader the various methods for "teasing and mortifying" one's acquaintances, although the Feminists Companion to Literature in English notes that Jane Collier "writes as a sufferer, not inflicter, of hurt". Dr Katherine Craik described the work as "a courageous social satire published at a time when satires were usually written by and for men". Virginia Blain et al. Feminists Companion to Literature in English: Jane Collier. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Essay on the Art of ingeniously Tormenting; with Proper Rules for the Exercise of that Pleasant Art. Humbly addressed, In the First Part, To the Master, Husband, &c. In the Second Part, To the Wife, Friend, &c. With some General Instructions for Plaguing all your Acquaintance

      London: Millar, 1753. First edition. Frontispiece, The Cat doth play / And after slay. [ii], 234 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf. Joints tender. Very good. Bookplate of Deirdre Pirie. First edition. Frontispiece, The Cat doth play / And after slay. [ii], 234 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. How to Nag, and other Courtesies. A choice mid-eighteenth century courtesy book and a classic of black humor whose guiding principle is: "Remember always to do unto to every one, what you would least wish to have done unto yourself; for in this is contained the whole of our excellent science.". ESTC T33351. Cf. Heltzel, Courtesy Books in the Newberry Library (1942)

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        ROBERT NESBITTS OSTEOGENIE ODER ABHANDLUNG VON ERZEUGUNG DER KNOCHEN IM MENSCHLICHEN KÖRPER IN ZWEEN VORLESUNGEN ERKLÄRT, DIE AUF DEM ANATOMISCHEN THEATER DER WUNDÄRZTE IN LONDON DEN ERSTEN UND ANDERN DES HEUMONATS, IM JAHR 1731. GEHALTEN WORDEN . . .

      Altenburg: Paul Emanuel Richters, 1753. First German-language edition. Hardcover. Good. Quarto. [8],xxviii,[4],104 pp. plus six folding plates. In German. Contemporary three-quarter leather and speckled paper over boards. 19th-century ex-dono inscription in title page and occasional 19th-century marginal notes in German. Spine and nearly all leather perished, joints cracked. 2 x 2 cm. square excision in front free endpaper. Very light occasional foxing, else near fine internally. Overall good. The German translation of Robert Nesbitt's best known work, HUMAN OSTEOGENY EXPLAINED IN TWO LECTURES, first published in London in 1736. Robert Nesbitt (1697-1761) trained at Leiden University under Bernhardus Albinus the Elder (1653-1721) and Herman Boerhaave, the "Dutch Hippocrates" (1668-1738). An Englishman, Nesbitt returned to London after his studies and commenced his medical career; he was admitted as a fellow to the College of Physicians in 1729. The present work comprises two lectures he delivered at the Anatomical Theatre of the Surgeons of London in 1731, in which he demonstrated, for the first time, that bones in the human fetus were generated in both cartilage and membrane. The illustrations on six folding leaves, here engraved by Johann Christian Gottfried Fritzsch (ca. 1720 - 1802), were the first accurately to show the full course of human bone genesis. This edition scarce, with OCLC recording nine copies (all in Europe).

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        Sammlung verschiedener Nachrichten und Beschreibungen des Kirchen- und Schulenstaats im Herzogthum Gotha. (I. Theil - Erstes bis Zwölftes Stück) - Originalausgabe 1753-1757 -

      Gotha, in Commission bei Christian Mevius, 1753-1757 - Kartoneinband der Zeit ca. 16.5 × 21 cm mit 288 + 100 + 88 + 101 + 84 + 93 + 94 + 94 + 92 + 91 Seiten + Register (23 nicht nummerierte Seiten), mit Titel-Vignette Ansicht von Gotha aus der Vogelschau sowie Kupferstich von der Sankt Johanniskirche der neuen Emanuelis-Kirche (Nord) Altenberga und Katterfeld gegenüber der Titelseite, einige Text-Vignetten, Einband stark bestoßen und beschabt, Vorderdeckel gelockert, Kupferstich aufgezogen und am linken Rande beschädigt (siehe Abbildung 1), Seiten teilweise geringfügig fleckig, insgesamt insgesamt gutes Exemplar dieser frühen, interessanten, umfangreichen und seltenen Ausgabe zum Herzogtum Gotha Inhalt nach Stücken: I. Von der Fürstl. Schloss-Kirche auf Grimmenstein - Von der St.Johannis-Kirche bei Altenberge - Von dem bei dem Dorf Sonneborn gestandenen St. Cyriax-Hospital - Von Frederico Myconio, ersten evangelischen Pfarrer und Superintendenten zu Gotha / II. Von der Fürstl. Schloss-Kirche auf Friedenstein - Von der Immanuel-Kirche bey Altenberge, und denen dahin eingepfarrten Dorfschaften Altenberge, Catterfeld und Engelsbach, wie auch von Finsterberge und der Kirche und Schule daselbst -Von dem ehemaligen Kloster Weissenborn, und denen dahin gehörig gewesenen Oertern Scharffenberg, Thal, Seebach und Farrenroda / III. Von der Fürstl. Schloss-Kirche auf Friedenstein - Von der Heiligencreutz-Kirche zu Wölffis - Von dem Kloster Volckenroda - Von der Kirche zu Laucha - Von Justo Menio, anderen evangelischen Pfarrer und Superintendenten zu Gotha / IV. Von der Aufsicht über die Kirchen und Schulen im Hertzogthum Gotha überhaupt - Von den gottesdienstlichen Handlungen bei der fürstlichen Schlosskirche auf Friedenstein - Von der Kirche zu Buffleben - Fortgesetzte Nachricht von dem Kloster Volckenroda - Von der Sankt Gotthardts-Kirche zu Wahlwinkel - Von der heiligen Dreifaltigkeits-Kirche zum Molsdorff -Beschluss der Nachricht von Justo Menio, anderen evangelischen Pfarrer und Superintendenten zu Gotha / V. Von dem fürstlichen Ober-Consistorio zu Gotha - Von dem geistlichen Ministerio bey fürstlicher Hof-Kirche auf Friedenstein überhaupt - Von der Kirche zu Gräfenhan und Nauendorff - Von den beiden Kirchen in dem Flecken Körner, ehedem zum Closter, nunmehro zum Amte Volckenroda gehörig - Von D. Simone Musaeo, dritten Pfarrer und Superintendenten zu Gotha / VI. Von dem fürstl. Unter-Consistorio zu Cranichfeld - Von denen Ober-Hofpredigern bei der fürstlichen Hof-Kirche zum Friedenstein - Von der St.-Ulrichs Kirche zu Ober-Mähler - Von der Kirche zu Menteroda und dessen Filial Klein-Keula - Von der Kirche zu Hohenberga - Von einigen andern ehemaligen Volckenröder Closterdörfern und Höfen - Einige noch nie gedruckte Diplomata des Klosters Volckenroda / VII. Von dem fürstl. Unter-Consistorio zu Gräfen-Tonna - Von den Hof-Predigern zum Friedenstein - Von der Kirche und Schule auf dem Gehlberge - Von der Kirche und Schule zu Schönau am Walde und der dazugehörigen Filial-Kirche und Schule zu Wipperoda - Nachricht von einigen Pfarrern, so vom fürstlichen Consistorio zu Gotha ins Amt Walkenrieth gesetzet worden - Von Johanne Cunone, vierten Pfarrer und Superintendenten zu Gotha / VIII. Von dem gräflichen Unter-Consistorio zu Ohrdruff - Von den Diakonis und Subdiakonis der Friedensteinischen Hofkirche - Von der St. Michaelis Kirche und der Schule zu Teutleben - Von der St. Cäcilien-Kirche und den Schulen zu Burgtonna - Nachricht von Petro Eggeberto oder Eggerde, fünften Pfarrer und Superintendenten zu Gotha - Von denen Archidiacones und Diaconis bei denen Stadt-Kirchen zu Gotha / IX. Von dem Unter-Gleichischen Consistorio zu Arndstadt - Von den geistlichen Hof-Inspectoribus auf Friedenstein - Von der St. Peters-Kirche und den Schulen zu Goldbach - Von der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit-Kirche und Schule zu Illeben - Von der Sankt Nikolaus-Kirche und Schule zu Elgersburg, und von der Kirche zum Kripplein Jesu und der Schule auf dem Filial Manebach - Von M. Melchior Weidemann, sechsten Pfarrer und Superi [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mémoires sur le port, la navigation et le commerce du Havre-de-Grâce et sur quelques singularités de l'histoire naturelle des environs.

      Au Havre de Grace P. J. D. G. Faure 1753 - 2 parties en 1 volumes petit in-8, 6 ff., 111 pp., 2 ff., 136-(2) pp., vignettes de titre gravées sur bois. Broché, non rogné, couverture muette de papier marbré époque. Édition originale. Michel-Joseph Dubocage de Bléville (1707-1756) fut échevin du Havre en 1745. La seconde partie possède un titre particulier différent : Observations sur quelques singularités de l'histoire naturelle du Havre. L'ouvrage débute par une Explication de quelques termes de marine, de commerce et d'histoire naturelle utilisés dans cet ouvrage, il est rempli de détails fort curieux sur Le Havre : état actuel du Havre et de son commerce, commerce maritime et navigation, des vaisseaux qui s'y arment ou qui y abordent, description d'un banc pétrifié de coquillages fossiles au large, mines de fer et eaux minérales, observations sur le bernard-l'hermite, de la fontaine pétrifiante d'Oreber,. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Opera omnia in tres partes distributa. Cum additionibus nunc primum in lucem editis [1: Practica criminalis illustrata hoc est commentarii perpetui, et absoluti in practicam criminalem Fratrum Minorum, in quibus textus accuratissima explicatione dilucidatur in obscuris: . totius materiae criminalis complete traditur theoria, et praxis. 2: Formularium criminale nec non tractatus De incorrigibilium expulsione ab Ordinibus regularibus quibus accedunt in hac editione nonnullae constitutiones, and ordinationes summorum pontificum ad materiam criminalem spectantes. 3: De delictis, et poenis tractatus absolutissimus. Judicibus, et advocatis fori ecclesiastici, et laici commodissimus, cum universa criminalis materia juxta canonici, ac caesarei juri

      Romae, sumptibus Caroli Giannini librorum Sanctitatis suae provisoris in platea Capranicensi 1753-54 - Tre volumi di cm. 36, pp. xviii, 544; xii, 562; x, 610. Stupende vignette xilografiche ai 3 frontespizi (il primo dei quali è bicromo); numerosi capilettera e bei finalini xilografici. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli su tassello al dorso; tagli rossi. Trascurabili segni del tempo, sporadiche fioriture/arrossature; alcuni lavori di tarlo limitati al margine bianco di alcune carte del primo volume. Esemplare ben conservato. Ludovico Maria Sinistrari (1622-1701), francescano novarese, fu stimato giurista, consultore al Tribunale Supremo della Santa Inquisizione, vicario generale dell'arcivescovo di Avignone. Nel 1688 fu incaricato dai Comizi Generali dei Francescani di redigere nuovi statuti per l'Ordine. Quest'opera monia include la celebre practica criminale (con ampia parte dedicata alla tortura e all'inquisizione), il formulario criminale e infine una sorta di manuale di diritto penale dove l'Autore spiega nel dettaglio le diverse tipologie di delitti. Sinistrari si occupò anche di demonologia e omosessualità, ferocemente avversata nelle sue opere. Altri argomenti: indizione del processo criminale, prove del delitto, testimoni, perquisizioni, interrogatorio, arringhe difensive, sentenza. Rara edizione romana. Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte réduite des Cotes de l'Acadie, de l'Isle Royale.

      Artist: Chabert Marquis de JB; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1753 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Some restorations; - size (in cm): 57 x 87; - description: chart of the area around Newfoundland - Nova Scotia, with 5 detail maps

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        ANNO REGNI GEORGII II REGIS MAGNÆ, FRANCIÆ, & HIBERNIÆ, VICESIMO SEXTO

      Thomas Baskett, London, England 1753 - 4to. stitched self paper wrappers. 331-366 pages. Text in English, title in Latin. An act of Parliament "for the purchase of the Museum, or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts; and for providing One General Repository for the better Reception and more convenient Use of the said Collections; and of the Cottonian Library, and of the Additions thereto," enacted by Parliament in 1753. This act of Parliament essentially incorporated the British Museum by establishing a "General Repository" to house the above-noted collections. This act is disbound from a larger volume containing all of the acts of the Parliament begun on November 10, 1747 and continued until January 11, 1753. The Worldcat description notes that each act printed in this volume has a separate title. 3 and 6 juxtaposed on page 364 of text. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Code des chasses, ou nouveau traité du droit des chasses, suivant la jurisprudence de l'ordonnance de Louis XIV du mois d'Aout 1669.A Paris, chez Prault , 1753.

      A Paris, chez Prault 1753 - Due volumi di cm. 16,5, pp. (24) 539 (1); viii, 575 (5). Leg. coeva in piena pelle, dorso a 5 nervi con titoli su doppio tass. e fregi in oro; tagli rossi. Modeste mende al dorso, qualche lieve e marginale alone, piccola traccia di tarlo limitata al margine esterno di alcune cc. del secondo volume, peraltro nel complesso esemplare ben conservato. Basilare edizione che compendia la principale legislazione, nonché giurisprudenza e dottrina, del diritto di caccia francese. Al "Traité du droit des chasses" di C. M. Saugrain (pp. 1-89) segue l'imponente raccolta di fonti che prende avvio dall'ordinanza di Luigi XIV del 1669 e giunge fino a provvedimenti datati 1731. Raro e ricercato. Cfr. Kvk; Thiebaud, 829. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Istoria civile del regno di Napoli … Con accrescimento di note, riflessioni, medaglie, e molte correzioni, date e fatte dall'Autore, e che non si trovano nella prima edizione.Haya, a spese di Errigo-Alberto Gosse e Comp., 1753.

      Haya, a spese di Errigo-Alberto Gosse e Comp. 1753 - Pp. xxxii, 524; viii, 573 (1) + 1 c.b.; viii, 564; xii, 560.Segue: GIANNONE PIETRO. Opere postume . in difesa della sua storia civile del regno di Napoli. Con in fine la di lui Professione di fede. Palmyra (Lucca ?), all"Insegna della Verità, 1755. Pp. xii, 303 (1); 84 (46). Cinque volumi di cm. 24,5. Ritratto di Giannone all"antiporta del primo volume, ritratto della dedicataria Fiorenza Ravagnini Vendramin nelle Opere postume, una tavola f.t. di medaglioni. Frontespizi in rosso e nero, graziosi capilettera e alcune belle testatine xilografiche. Legatura coeva in piena perg. rigida con titoli in oro su tass. al dorso; tagli spruzzati. Mancanze marginali ai tasselli, piccoli segni del tempo alle legature, lievi e naturali fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta, macchiette sparse. Esemplare nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione, genuino e marginoso. 1) Pietro Giannone (1676-1748), nativo di Ischitella di Puglia, impiegò circa venti anni di studio e ricerca per compilare e dare alla luce questo imponente lavoro dedicato alla storia del regno di Napoli. L"opera ebbe grandissima circolazione, ma creò scandalo nelle gerarchie ecclesiastiche romane tanto da essere messa all"Indice e condannata al rogo. Giannone infatti dimostrò storiograficamente l"origine storica del papato e la genesi terrena (e assai poco divina) dei poteri arrogatisi da questo nel regno di Napoli. L"A. stesso fu perseguitato, costretto a espatriare e infine incarcerato a vita. Seconda edizione, aumentata e corretta rispetto alla rarissima prima, pubblicata nel 1723 e andata distrutta per le sopraccitate vicende. 2) Prima edizione delle opere postume del Giannone contenente l"Apologia dell"Istoria civile di Napoli e la Professione di fede dedicata al gesuita Giuseppe Sanfelice, spesso mancante. Così Brunet (II, 1584): "La profession de foi de l"auteur ne se trouve pas dans tous les exemplaires de l"edition de 1755, publiée sous l'indication de Palmyra". Raro, soprattutto da trovarsi completo di tutte le parti presenti nel nostro esemplare. Questa fu definita la "migliore edizione" da Benedetto Croce. Cfr. anche Iccu; Graesse, III, 79; Lozzi, 2965. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen. [.] (1466-1659).

      - 's Gravenhage, J. Swart, C. Boucquet en M. Gaillard, 1753 (tweede verbeterde en uitgebreide druk). 3 dln. [viii],381,[10] - [ii],361,[7] - [iv]408,[7] pp. (met indices). Compleet met frontispice, 18 + 13 + 15 platen (meest portretten, een enkele maal gesigneerd door Jacq. of A. Houbraken); 2 uitsl. platen en enkele vignetten in de tekst. Gesprenkeld kaflsleer, ruggen en kanten rijk verguld, met marokijnen titelschildjes op de ruggen. (zeer sporadisch een enkel roestvlekje; deel III: klein gaatje in binnenzijde achterplat). Een fris exemplaar in een fraaie band.

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        Les Très-humbles remontrances du Parlement au Roi, du 9 avril 1753, ausquelles on a joint : 1° Tradition des faits. - 2° Monumens ou recueil d'ordonnances. - 3° Capitulaires de nos Rois. - 4° Collection des arrests et arrêtés du Parlement, & des discours de M. le Premier Président, depuis le 16 décembre 1752, jusqu'à l'exil des enquêtes. - 5° La déclaration du Roi, pour la translation de la Grand'Chambre à Pontoise.

      S.l. 1753 - in-12, titre avec vignette De schismate extinguendo, 8-380-45-[2]-24-20 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Dos insolé, mais bon exemplaire. Il existe de ces célébres remontrances deux éditions : au format in-4, considérée comme l'originale ; au format in-12 (la nôtre). Ces "Grandes remontrances" du 9 avril 1753 furent une conséquence de l'Unigenitus, et relancèrent l'opposition parlementaire à la politique royale : le motif immédiat en était la condamnation systématique, par le Parlement de Paris, des ecclésiastiques qui refusaient les derniers sacrements aux fidèles suspectés de jansénisme, et à ceux incapables de présenter un "billet de confession" signé d'un confesseur approuvé par l'archevêque de Paris. Comme le Conseil d'Etat cassait presque systématiquement les arrêts du Parlement sur cette matière, le Parlement prépara ces "Grandes remontrances", que Louis XV refusa de recevoir. Le Parlement suspendit alors son activité le 5 mai. Le roi ordonna son exil, mais l'interruption des fonctions judiciaires occasionna une telle gêne que le Parlement fut rappelé. En attendant, l'affaire provoqua une guerre de libelles, où les défenseurs de chacune des parties donnaient, de la constitution coutumière du Royaume, des versions fort différentes. C'est là tout l'intérêt de cette querelle : comprendre la façon dont les contemporains voyaient leurs institutions, et préparaient inconsciemment la voie à d'autres conceptions politiques. Déjà, ces "Grandes remontrances" de 1753 théorisent sur l'existence d'un contrat implicite passé entre le souverain et ses peuples, engagement solennel réciproque qui aurait formé la base de la constitution traditionnelle du royaume, et dont le Parlement, véritable "Cour de France" et "Conseil du Roi", serait le gardien. L'on sait maintenant à quel point le développement de ces thèses a préparé la ruine de l'autorité royale.

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        The history of Edinburgh, from its foundation to the present time. Containing a faithful relation of the publick transactions of the citizens; accounts of the several parishes; its governments, civil, ecclesiastical, and military; incorporations of trades and manufactures; courts of justice; state of learning; charitable foundations, etc. With the several accounts of the parishes of the Canongate, St. Cuthbert, and other districts within the suburbs of Edinburgh. Together with the antient and present state of the town of Leith, and a perambulation of divers miles around the city. With an alphabetical index. In nine books. The whole illustrated with a plan of the town, and a great variety of other fine cuts of the principal buildings within

      Edinburgh: Printed by Hamilton, Balfour and Neill, for the author, 1753. - FIRST EDITION, second issue with leaves 2H2 and 2X2 in cancelled state, (to appease the Coutts family and a slighting reference to Walter Little). Folio, fldg. engr. frontis. plan of the city by Edgar, (extreme fore-margin strengthened where there is minor loss of the blank margin and a very small piece of the engraving), 20 other engr. plates, rebound quarter calf, marbled sides, original red leather title label on the spine, some dust-soiling of the prelims. and small repair to blank fore-margin of leaf A1, some spotting of the plates. [ECSB 717; ESTC T100092] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bau-Anschlag oder richtige Anweisung In zweyen Beyspielen, als bey einem gemeinen hölzernen und bey einem ansehnlichen steinernen Hause, Wie alle Bau-Materialien, deren Kosten, ingleichen alle übrige Bau-Kosten ausfindig zu machen .

      Augsburg Pfeffel 1753 - 2. Aufl. In-4; gestochenes Frontispiz (Widmungsblatt für Christian Ernst zu Stolberg), Titel mit gestochener Titelvignette, 3 Bll., 204 pp mit einigen Vignetten und Initialen, 17 Falttafeln in Kupferstich; Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschildchen, geprägten Rückenornamenten, Deckelfileten und rotem Sprenkelschnitt; Spiegel leimschattig und mit unschöner Exlibrisspur, sonst ausgezeichnet erhaltenes, fast fleckenloses und bemerkenswert frisches Exemplar. - Aus dem Nachlass des österreichischen Architekten Carl Appel (1911-1997); sein Namensetikett und ein Briefbogen liegen lose bei. Detailreiches, übersichtlich gegliedertes Werk zur Ökonomie des Bauwesens. Der vielseitige Autor (1693-1749) war Mathematiker und Architekturtheoretiker, stand lange im Dienst der Grafen zu Stolberg und lehrte an der Universität Göttingen. Seine "Praxis geometriae" (1732) stellt einen wesentlichen Beitrag zum Vermessungswesen in der Barockzeit dar. Die erste Ausgabe des vorliegenden Werks erschien 1743, eine weitere folgte 1765. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor, in the Desart. [together with] : The ruins of Balbec, otherwise Heliopolis in Coelosyria

      Two volumes bound in one. [Palmyra]: London : printed in the year MDCCLIII [1753]. [Balbec]: London : printed in the year MDCCLVII [1757]. Elephant folio (570 mm tall), near-contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards, ruled in gilt, contrasting morocco title label to spine. [Palmyra] pp. [vi]; 50; large copperplate panorama of the ruins (over 1500 mm wide), some misfolds; a total of 57 fine copperplate engravings of the temples and ruins. [Balbec] : pp. 29; 46 copperplate engravings of the ruins, including a number of folding double page views and plans. Sparse foxing, but a fine set of these two landmark works of great archaeological significance. Fowler 443, 444; Harris 939, 936 "In this 21st century, war in Syria has irrevocably changed the ancient caravan city of Palmyra, famed as a meeting place of civilizations since its apogee in the mid-2nd to 3rd century CE. The Romans and Parthians knew Palmyra as a wealthy oasis metropolis, a center of culture and trade on the edge of their empires. Stretching some three kilometers across the Tadmurean desert, the ruins of Palmyra, like all ruins, stand as bearers of meaning marking their place in history. For centuries, traveling artists and explorers have documented the site in former states of preservation." (Getty Research Institute, The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra, online exhibition, 2016) Although the ancient site of Palmyra had been visited by William Halifax and  other merchants of the British Levant Company in 1691, it was not fully "rediscovered" until 1751, when the English antiquarian Robert Wood (who would earn the sobriquet "Palmyra" Wood), in company with Oxford scholar James Dawkins and Italian draftsman Giovanni Battista Borra, made careful measurements and drawings of the extensive Hellenistic and Roman ruins. This event was immortalised in Scottish Neoclassical artist Gavin Hamilton's painting James Dawkins and Robert Wood Discovering the Ruins of Palmyra, a work which can be seen as one of the direct precursors of Orientalist art. Wood, Dawkins and Borra then travelled on to Baalbek, another site of major significance for its Greek and Roman antiquities, some 190 km to the southwest (in present-day Lebanon), where they conducted a similarly comprehensive survey. The fruits of their work were published in 1753 and 1757 in both English and French editions. The ruins of Palmrya was "the first of a new breed of archaeological works presenting the results of on-the-spot investigations of ancient monuments, with ostensibly accurate measured drawings of the ruins, precise descriptions of the state in which they were discovered, and exact copies of what inscriptions there were ... With the Ruins of Balbec following Palmyra in 1757, Britain was firmly placed in the forefront of archaeological studies" (Harris, British Architectural Books and Writers 1556 - 1785, Cambridge, 2011).

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        Le Guide, ou Nouvelle Description d'Amsterdam.

      A Amsterdam, chez Covens & Mortier 1753 - Enseignant aux Voyageurs, et aux Négocians, son Origine, ses Agrandissemens & son Etat actuel; Sa splendeur, son Commerce, & la Description de ses Edifices, Rues, Ports, Canaux, Ponts, Ecluses, &c. Le départ des postes, des chariots, des barques, &c. Avec une Description de sa belle Maison de Ville, et de tout ce qu'elle renferme de curieux. Nouvelle Édition, augmentée considérablement, & enrichie d'un grand nombre de tailles douces. A Amsterdam, chez Covens & Mortier - 1753 - Chez qui l'on trouve aussi toutes sortes de Livres & des Cartes Géographiques - 7 ff. (Avis au lecteur), 359 pages et Table des matières. 29 planches hors-texte repliées, bandeaux, vignette, lettrines et culs-de-lampe. (Complet & Contrôlé) Reliure plein veau de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré avec pièce de titre fauve. Tranches rouges. Titre en rouge et noir. Bords frottés. Coiffes manquantes. Coins émoussés. Intérieur sain, papier épais. Pas de rousseur. Bon état intérieur. Format in-12°(16x10). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent

      London, 1753. Map measures 14 x 12 inches.Original printed map, from a volume of '' The Gentleman's Magazine, 1753 ''. Neat professional repair across centre section, without loss. Map in very good clean. a very nice clean map. condition. . First Issue . Very Good Plus.

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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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        ?Nouvelles Annales de Paris jusqu'au frègne de Hugues-Capet. On y a joint le poëme d'Abbon sur le fameux siège de Paris par les Normans en 885 & 886, beaucoup plus correct que dans aucune des éditions précédentes ; avec des notes pour l'intelligence du texte. Par Dom Toussaints Du Plessis, religieux bénédictin de la congrégation de Saint-Maur. ?

      Paris, Chez la Veuve Lottin & J. H. Butard, 1753. In-4, plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, pièce de titre en maroquin grenat, double filet sur les coupes (reliure de l'époque), IV- 380 pp. Menus frottements. Très bon exemplaire. Edition originale de cette chronique du haut Moyen-Âge. Cet ouvrage de Michel-Toussaint-Chrétien Du Plessis (1689-1767), bibliothécaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Germain, s'inscrit pleinement dans les recherches érudites menées au XVIIIe siècle par les bénédictins

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        Til Guds-Tjenesten paa Søndagene, Festerne og Bededagene, udi Danmark og Norge, Saaledes indrettet, som den hidindtil udi Kirkerne har været brugt og fremdeles bruges

      Kjøbenhavn 1753 - 342 sider p. DEN FORORDNEDE KIRKE-PSALME-BOG, med hosføyede Collecter, Epistler og Evangelier, Jesu Christi Lidelses Historie. Dernæst (1) Bønner før og efter Guds-Tienesten. (2) Aarlige Kirke-Bønner. (3) Bønner ved Alterens Sacramentes Brug Indbundet i et samtidig hellæder med rig forgyldning på ryg og permer, med 2 fint cicelerede sølvspænder. Med helt guldsnit, let slid

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        An Introduction to the History of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe. The eleventh edition. Dublin, W. Williamson

      1753 - Eleventh edition. 8vo, [x], 582, 17 [index]pp, contemporary calf [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Mémoires de Monsieur l'abbé de Montgon, publiez par lui-même. Contenant les différentes négociations dont il a été chargé dans les Cours de France, d'Espagne & de Portugal ; & divers événemens qui sont arrivés depuis l'année 1725 jusques à présent.

      S.l. [puis :] Lausanne, s.n. [puis :] Marc-Michel Bousquet, 1748-1753, - 8 vol. in-12. demi-basane fauve, dos à nerfs ornés de guirlandes dorées, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Petits accrocs à certaines coiffes, mais bon exemplaire. Très importante source pour l'histoire diplomatique européenne du règne de Louis XV. Diplomate français, l'abbé de Montgon (1690-1770) entra au service de Philippe V d'Espagne (1724) et fut chargé en 1726 de se rendre en France avec la mission secrète d'intriguer pour lui assurer la succession à la Couronne dans le cas où Louis XV mourrait sans enfant. Il commit l'imprudence de communiquer ses instructions au cardinal Fleury, premier ministre, qui mit un terme à ses intrigues en l'exilant à Douai après avoir fait saisir tous ses papiers. Ce fut pendant son exil qu'il composa et publia les Mémoires de ses différentes négociations. I. Années 1725 & 1726 ([2]-XLVI-626 pp., avec un portrait-frontispice). - II. Année 1726 (494-CXL pp.). - III. Années 1726 & 1727 ([4]-450-CCII-[2] pp.). - IV. Année 1727 (503-LXXXIX pp.). - V. Année 1727 (488-LXVIII pp.). - VI. Année 1727 & 1728 (448-CXXVII pp.). - VII. Année 1728, 1729 & 17300494-CLXXXVIII pp.). - VIII. Année 1730 & 1731 (516-CXLIII pp.).

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        MÉMOIRES HISTORIQUES SUR LA LOUISIANE, CONTENANT CE QUI Y EST ARRIVE DE PLUS MEMORABLE DEPUIS L'ANNEE 1687.

      Paris. 1753. - Two volumes bound in one. [4],x,261; [4],338pp., plus six plates (three with two images) and folding engraved map of Louisiana. Half titles. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges red. Moderate abrading to the binding, spine ends chipped, joints and corners worn. Two bookplates on front pastedown, previous owner's ink signature on verso of front flyleaf, two bookseller's stamps to first half title, short fold separation to the Louisiana map, light foxing, minor toning to some leaves. Good. A rare and important early history of French Louisiana. "One of the best contemporary histories of French Louisiana, based on the author's twenty-five-year residence in the colony as an army officer, engineer, and planter. The first volume describes the natural history and life of the inhabitants, Europeans and Indians; and the second volume is devoted to the military and political history of the colony from about 1717 to 1740, especially the Indian wars. Dumont's work is the first reliable account of much of Louisiana" - Streeter. The engraved plates depict four different tree specimens, while the wonderful plans show New Orleans and Fort Rozalie des Natchez, as well as a typical Louisiana house plan. The handsome folding map of Louisiana notes the different Indian tribes and villages in the region. This is one of the few reliable firsthand accounts of French Louisiana in the mid-18th century, and far rarer than the works of Bossu or Le Page du Pratz, the other cornerstones of the time and place. HOWES L250, "b." FIELD 463. SABIN 9605. STREETER SALE 125. JCB (1)III:996.

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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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        Pigmalion, ou La Statue animée.

      Berlin [Hollande] 1753 - in-12, (2)-VI-69 pp., veau fauve, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre cerise, encadrement de chaînette à froid sur les plats, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges, dentelle intérieure (reliure de l'époque). Petit manque à un mors. Nouvelle édition de cet apologue qui, à partir du mythe démiurgique de Pygmalion, exprime une vision parfaitement matérialiste du monde et de l'homme, et fut pour cela condamné dès sa parution en 1741 ; il peut avoir inspiré La Mettrie et sa théorie des hommes-machines. Ami de Voltaire, Boureau-Deslandes (1689-1757) fut à la fois commissaire de marine et esprit original, ayant très tôt, semble t-il, adopté une vision matérialiste et déterministe intégrale de l'univers. L'interprétation des textes où il livre cette vision est malcommode, et a suscité récemment un regain d'intérêt. Cioranescu, XVIII, 13 559 (pour l'originale de 1741). Cf. Drouin (Sébastien) : Allégorisme et matérialisme dans Pigmalion (2003). Relié avec deux autres titres du même auteur : I. Histoire de la princesse de Montferrat. Londres, 1749, [11] ff. n. ch. (titre et préface), 141 pp., avec un frontispice allégorique. Cioranescu, XVIII, 13 567. Edition originale. II. La Fortune, histoire critique. S.l. [Paris, Laurent Durand], 1751, 31-198 pp. Cioranescu, XVIII, 13 570. Edition originale de cette utopie mythologique où la Grèce figure la France contemporaine, et qui reprend la même doctrine matérialiste que la plupart des ouvrages de Deslandes. Exemplaire de L.-G. Hébert, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes. Réunion de trois ouvrages rares. [Attributes: First Edition; 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.

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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.

      Johann Benedict Metzler, Stuttgart 1753 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prospekt Gosudarstpennykh [sic] Kollegiy s chastiyu Gostinago dpora [sic] s vostochnuyu storonu. Vue des batimens des Colleges Imperiaux & d'une partie du Magazin de marchandises vers l'orient.

      Imp. Akad. Nauk i Khudozh. Skt. Peterburg 1753 - Broadsheet (ca. 50 x 68 cm) engraving; very light central fold. A fine example of this view of St. Petersburg, part of the Plan stolitchnogo goroda Sanktpeterburga. Makhaev entered the Academic School in 1729 to study the art of map-making and became apprenticed to Ivan Sokolov (mentioned in the present engraving) 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, also mentioned in the present engraving. Obolyaninov 2048, 6); Rovinskiy, Slovar II-647, 16-12) (i.e. #26).

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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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