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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

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Apuleio]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Apuleio]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Brinkman, since 1954 / ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Spike Hughes Rare Books ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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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.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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.

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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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        List of Jews Naturalized in British Colonies Called For During 1753 Citizenship Debate

      1753 - List of Number of Jews Naturalized, ca. November 1753. 1 p., 7 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. The 1740 Naturalization Act allowed an easy path to citizenship for Protestant immigrants to the colonies. While Catholics were excluded altogether, the Act exempted Quakers and Jews from part of the required oath and profession of faith. It offered Jewish colonists the first real opportunity for British citizenship. Then, in 1753, a law that opened citizenship to Jews living in England was passed but immediately repealed due to a public anti-Semitic backlash. Opponents then asked for a list of Jews who had attained citizenship since the 1740 Act. This list provides such a summary of Jewish naturalizations in Jamaica and the British American colonies from 1740 to 1752. Despite a push to overturn the 1740 Act, the move to repeal it was decisively defeated in Parliament.This gives the number of Jewish naturalizations in four colonies: 151 in Jamaica from 1740 to 1750, one in South Carolina in 1741 (though names are not listed here, this was Joseph Tobias, who in 1750 became the president of the first synagogue established at Charleston), 26 in New York from 1741 to 1748, and 6 in Pennsylvania from 1747 to 1752. Historical BackgroundIn 1610, James I banned foreign Roman Catholics and Jews from becoming naturalized citizens of England. 130 years later, Parliament passed "An Act for Naturalizing such foreign Protestants and others therein mentioned, as are settled or shall settle in any of His Majesty's Colonies in America." Approved by the King, it became commonly known as the Plantation Act or Naturalization Act of 1740. It allowed Protestants living in any of the British American colonies for seven years to be regarded as "natural-born subjects" of Great Britain. The act also required payment of two shillings and profession of the Christian faith, with exceptions for Quakers and Jews. The former could affirm rather than swear to the oath, and Jews did not have to repeat the words, "Upon the true faith of a Christian," which had been required since 1701. This provided the first real opportunity for Jewish colonists to become British citizens.In May 1753, Parliament passed a bill that would allow the approximately 8,000 Jews in Great Britain to become naturalized citizens, "without receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper." "The Act to permit Persons professing the Jewish Religion to be Naturalized by Parliament; and for other Purposes therein mentioned" received royal assent on July 7, 1753. However, the public reacted to the new law with an outburst of antisemitism, and Parliament repealed the act in November. Opponents also asked for a list of all Jews who had become citizens under the 1740 Act. On November 22, Lord Dupplin, one of the Lords of Trade and Plantations, presented to the House a copy of the names as ordered. Two weeks later, a motion to repeal the 1740 Act was debated and defeated, by a vote of 88 to 208. This decisive verdict ended the discussion. The 1740 Act continued to operate until the Revolutionary War caused the British naturalization of American colonists to no longer be relevant.Complete TranscriptList of the Numbers of Jews naturalized in His Majestys Plantations from 1740 to 1752.In JamaicaIn __174035 174116 174214 174329 1744 7 174511 174616 1747 3 1748 5 1749 9 1750 6 151In Jamaica151In South Carolina 17411In South Carolina 1In New York 1740 & 174121 1743 1 1745 1 1746 1 1748 2 26In New York 26In Pennsylvania 1747 1 1749 1 1751 2 1752 2 6In Pennsylvania 6 Total184 Further Historic BackgroundIn 1750, New York had a population of approximately 77,000, including 11,000 African Americans, both free and slave. In the same year, Pennsylvania had 120,000 colonists with only 2,900 slaves and free blacks. South Carolina had 64,000 residents, of whom 39,000 were free and enslaved African Americans. In 1734, Jamaica had 7,600 white and 86,500 enslaved African settlers.Jews naturalized in Jama. (See website for full description)

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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 narrative of some proceedings in the management of Chelsea Hospital, as far as relates to the appointment and dismission of Samuel Lee, surgeon.

      London: W. Owen 1753 - 8vo., 95 + (1)pp., recent marbled boards lettered on spine. A very good, crisp copy. First edition. An account of the controversial dismissal of Samuel Lee, a surgeon who claimed great success in the treatment of a neglected area of medicine: 'Tho' various branches of surgery have of late years been greatly improv'd in this kingdom, yet the treatment of ruptures seems entirely to have escaped the attention of our ablest practitioners; and a malady so general as well as grievous has been suffered to become the province of quacks, impostors, instrument-makers, &c.'. In fact Lee himself was judged a quack by his colleagues at Chelsea Hospital, most notably William Cheselden, widely regarded as one of the greatest surgeons of his day, who refused to acknowledge the efficacy of Lee's procedures, for which he was receiving large amounts of government money. This pamphlet was published in Lee's defence, and it seems probably that he wrote it himself. The test, though one-sided, provides a good view of the workings of hospital administration in the mid-18th century. A quite different version of the affair is provided in A True Account of All the Transactions . as far as relates to Samuel Lee, Surgeon> published by John Ranby and Caesar Hawkins, two other prominent doctors involved in the dispute. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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