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        A Collection of the Sufferings of the People called Quakers, for the Testimony of a Good Conscience: From the Time of Their First Being Distinguished by That Name in the Year 1650, to the Time of the Act, commonly called the Act of Toleration

      London, Eng.: Luke Hinde, 1753. First Edition. Very Good. Title continued: ". . . in the Year 1689; Taken from Original Records and other Authentick Accounts, by Joseph Besse." 2 volumes: lv, [1], 767, [1] p.; [2], 638, [10] p.; 32 cm. Folio. Full calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine titles; double gilt-ruled borders on boards. Former owners' names on front free endpapers, including: Joseph Rawbon 1754, and Robert & Patience Dell 1764. In Very Good Condition: modern leather spines with reproduction of original gilt-tooled spine titles (restorer's report available on request); edges rubbed; pages are clean and bright.

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        TENTAMEN METHODI OSTRACOLOGICAE SIVE DISPOSITIO NATURALIS COCHLIDUM ET CONCHARUM

      Lugduni Batavorum, Georg. Jac. Wishoff, 1753.. IN SUAS CLASSES, GENERA ET SPECIES, Iconibus singulorum Generum aeri incisis illustrata accedit LUCUBRATIUNCULA de FORMATIONE, CREMENTO et COLORIBUS TESTARUM QUAE SUNT COCHLIDUM ET CONCHARUM. TUM COMMENTARIOLUM in locum PLINII Hist. Nat Libr; ix Cap xxxiii De CONCHARUM DIFFERENTIIS. DENIQUE Sciagraphia Methodi ad Genus SERPENTIUM ordinate digerendrum. FIRST EDITION 1753, in three parts. 4to, 275 x 220 mm, 11 x 8¾ inches, folding engraved portrait of Klein, 12 folding plates of shells, many images on each plate, plus 1 small engraving in the text, pictorial initials (historiated) and head and tail pieces, title page printed in red and black, pages: [10], 177, [35], 44, 16, [2], full contemporary calf, gilt decoration between raised bands, speckled edges. Binding rubbed with a few small scuffs and scratches, lacks title label on spine, upper hinge cracked but holding firmly, corners bumped and worn at tips, light age-browning throughout, the names of the shells have been neatly listed in old ink on the large inner blank margins, light foxing to plates and a few very small pale stains to 3 plates, otherwise a very good copy. Jacob Theodor Klein, nickname Plinius Gedanensium (15 August 1685 ? 27 February 1759) was a Royal Prussian jurist, historian, botanist, mathematician and diplomat in the service of Polish King August II the Strong. Klein studied natural history and used his position as the secretary of the city of Danzig to found a botanical garden there (now called Ogród Botaniczny w Oliwie). For his work in the field of natural science, Klein had been awarded the membership of several scientific societies, including the Royal Society in London and the Danzig Research Society. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A Dissertation on the Numbers of Mankind, in ancient and modern Times: in which the superior Populousness of Antiquity is maintained. With an Appendix, containing additional observations on the same subject, and some remarks on Mr. Hume's Political Discourse, of the Populousness of antient Nations?

      Edinburgh: G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1753 First edition of this important early work in the debate about the size of the population in Britain in the eighteenth century compared to earlier centuries. Wallace here opposed the theories expounded by David Hume in the chapter 'Populousness of ancient nations' in the Political Discourses (1752). Hume himself, however, had read the manuscript of Wallace's book and helped to prepare it for the press; he also drew from it some corrections for the next edition of his own work. The question of the relative populations of Antiquity and modern times was integral to the Age of Enlightenment...a development of the Ancient-Modern controversy which had been waged throughout the seventeenth century and extended into the eighteenth. Hume regarded it as "the most curious & important of all Questions of Erudition"' (Mossner, Life of David Hume, pp. 263?4). . Contemporary calf, joints cracked at head. Octavo. Slight marginal offset from binding. Contemporary armorial bookplate ("John Bond, Grange"). A fine copy, clean and crisp. This work is also important for its significant influence on later writers on the subject, among them William Godwin, Adam Smith, Richard Price and of course Malthus, who names Wallace among the four authors (the others being Hume, Smith and Price) who led him to the population question at the end of the century.

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        MEDICINISCHE, CHIRURGISCHE UND ANATOMISCHE WAHRNEHMUNGEN

      1753. Good. [HEISTER, Lorenz] D. Laurentius HEISTERS. MEDICINISCHE, CHIRURGISCHE UND ANATOMISCHE WAHRNEHMUNGEN NEBST KUPFERN UND GEDOPPELTEN REGISTERN. Rostock: Johann Christian Koppe, 1753. Frontis., [38] + 1112 + [28] pp. index/a3, b4 - f4, A4 - 7E3. Complete. Small (8 1/2 inches high) stout 4to., gilt ruled calf, raised bands, two gilt leather spine labels. Labels and rules faded, spine chipped, boards worn with a few small holes in leather. Frontispiece and eight engraved plates in very good condition; a few plates have a bit of extra creasing in the folds. Owner's discreet inkstamp to verso of frontispiece, title page. Occasional pencil markings in the margins. Heister's last book, with over 600 cases. Lorenz Heister (1683-1758) was a surgeon, botanist and anatomist. 'In 1718, Heister is credited for coining the word "tracheotomy", and was the first physician to study the pathology of appendicitis. His name is lent to the plant genus Heisteria, as well as to the Spiral valves of Heister, which are anatomical folds of the cystic duct.' -Wikipedia. Wellcome, vol. III p. 237.

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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of 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: Printed for A. Millar in the Strand, 1753. Contemporary panelled calf, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, rubbed, a bit chipped and some browning, but generally a well-preserved, attractive set An early edition of Bacon's Collected Works, based upon and expanding the 1740 edition undertaken by David Mallet, that edition possessed by Jefferson, who grouped Bacon with Locke and Newton "as the three greatest men who have ever lived

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        The history of Italy from the year 1490, to 1532 (10 volume set)

      London: John Towers 1753 1st ed. 10 volumes, 1753-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. 10 volume set. 8vo. Full contemporary leather. Boards are worn, especially at spine hinges and need rebacking. Vol 2, 8 and 10 front board detached, vol. 7 tender. Internally very good, with clean, unmarked pages. Provenance: Harold Wood Wing&#39;s book plate on verso (Wing Family in America HWW, 1885-1976) <br><br> Francesco Guicciardini was a noted political writer of contemporary Italian political history. He use of government documents to help write his history was an advance in historiography. Guicciardini served Florence as an ambassador to the Papal States, the court of Ferdinand of Spain, and was active with the Medici regime. Guicciardini wrote the history of Italy for posterity. His analysis and interweaving of political dynamics gives the work lasting relevance.

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        COMMENTARIES OF CAESAR. Translated into English. To which is prefixed a Discourse Concerning the Roman Art of War

      London: Jacob Tonson, 1753. First Edition of the celebrated great folio of &#147;Duncan&#146;s Caesar&#148;. Illustrated with 86 copper engraved plates and maps, mostly double-page. Includes the multi-folding &#147;Bison&#148; plate which is commonly lacking, and the great plate of Hannibal&#146;s elephants. Engraved title by C. Huyberts after Audenaerde, portraits of Marlborough by Vertue after Kneller and of Caesar by J. de Leuw. Large Folio [16-1/2 x 10-1/4&#148;], handsomely bound in full contemporary style paneled calf, the spine with raised bands gilt ruled, and with a red morocco lettering label gilt. A handsome copy of this rare book, unusual in its preservation; the paper clean and crisp and unwashed and unpressed, the folding &#147;Bison&#148; plate backed with thick paper. The binding beautifully preserved and in excellent condition. The Celebrated &#147;Duncan Caesar&#148; &#150; THE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH AND The Finest Printing in English of Caesar&#146;s Works, and one of the finest illustrated English books of the 18th Century. Richly illustrated, the edition draws its inspiration and reproduces the suite of graphics from the famed 1712 edition of Caesar printed by Tonson in the original Latin. In addition to maps and plans and scenes of battle and conquest, the work contains many compelling images of the dress and customs and the peoples vanquished by Caesar &#150; the plates of the &#147;Burning Man&#148; of the Druids, The Battle with Hannibal&#146;s Elephants, and the depiction of the Buffalo being especially famous. This book is often found lacking plates and in deficient condition due to its size and heft. Complete copies of this book in good condition have now become noticeably rare. A FINE COPY OF THE HIGHLY IMPORTANT FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF THE TONSON CAESAR. Despite the fact that Julius Caesar remains one of the most illustrious men in history, only a handful of his extensive writings survive to the present day. This &#147;Opera&#148; contains his primary works, &#147;Commentaries on the Gallic War&#148; and the three books of the Civil Wars in Rome with Pompey. The &#147;Commentaries&#148; was written not to suggest a history, but rather as a bald record of events. Caesar wished to create an impression that he was just a simple soldier fighting for the good of Rome. It is unique as a contemporary account of a drawn out (nine years) foreign war written by a Roman general, and he has written it in lucid and un-rhetorical Latin. The work was probably first published in 51 BC. The books on the Civil War are rather more obviously political, the theme being that his enemies forced the war upon him. The narrative is greatly relieved however by touches of humility and humor. Caesar was assassinated on March 15, 44 BC. Tonson had begun his publishing career in 1679 and by the turn of the century was well established as a printer of fine books. He had built his reputation by producing beautiful copies of many of the classics as well as being a favored publisher of Dryden. In 1703 Tonson traveled to Holland to obtain the best possible paper and engravings for his masterpiece, Caesar&#146;s &#147;Opera&#148;, ultimately published in 1712 with the help of Samuel Clarke. Clarke was a noted theologian and intellectual who also published discourses on Homer and Sir Isaac Newton. The many two-page plates in this large folio are simply breathtaking. They vividly depict the people, scenery and animals of Gaul, as well as the Roman encampments and battles. There is a multi-plate depiction of a full Roman processional that continues, page after page, in beautiful detail of the soldiers, officers, machinery and animals that made Rome the center of the world. An absolutely spectacular book, this printing, the first in English, reproduces from the plates used in the Latin edition, what is considered to be &#147;the most sumptuous classical work that this country (England) has produced&#148; (Lowndes). It was dedicated to the Duke of Marlborough, with the inference that he is a later-day Caesar, and was obviously designed to be a monument to &#147;Marlborough&#146;s Wars&#148; (i.e. The Wars of the Spanish Succession). The plates in the original Latin version contained dedications and the arms of the dedicatees (indicating that they paid the production costs), among whom are Prince Eugene of Savoy, Marlborough&#146;s co-victor at Blenheim, Rober Harley, Bishop Burnet, Sir Godfrey Kneller, Sir John Vanbrugh, and the Margrave of Brandenburg (to whom is dedicated the &#145;reputedly rare&#146; bison plate - present here in a good strong impression.) This English edition published by Tonson provided those not versed in Latin with the opportunity to relish and enjoy the greatest illustrated English book of the time.

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        Actorum Chemicorum Holmiensium

      cum Annotationibus Joh. Gotschalk Wallerii. Engraved folding allegorical frontis. & two folding engraved plates. xviii, [2], 283 pp., [7] pp., one leaf of errata; xi, [1], 194, [10] pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. calf (joints a little cracked but strong, some rubbing), spines gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spines. Stockholm: L. Salvi, 1753. Second edition (1st ed.: 1712), greatly enlarged with the addition of an entire second volume, edited by Wallerius. These two volumes contain the account of the work done at the Royal Laboratory in Stockholm during some of its most fruitful years. Hjärne (1641-1724), studied medicine at Uppsala, travelled and studied in England, France, and Germany, and was appointed by Charles XI director of the Royal Laboratory in 1683. "The most important result of his travels was an advanced grounding in analytical and experimental chemistry, which he acquired chiefly during three years of study in Paris with the famous Christopher Glaser... "Hiärne and several interested colleagues established a chemical research laboratory, which later became a national institution under the Board of Mines. Hiärne was appointed head of this Laboratorium Chemicum and simultaneously was named ordinary assessor at the Board of Mines (he became the board&#39;s vice-president in 1713). Hiärne set forth as the main purposes of the laboratory the examination of minerals and ores and the discovery of useful inventions. Extensive pharmaceutical research was also included in his program, and it is clear from detailed records how much Hiärne cherished the field of spagyric pharmacology... "The chemical research program was comprehensive enough to make its full realization exceedingly difficult. But Hiärne&#39;s supervision, unusual energy, and outstanding laboratory equipment brought rapid success to the venture, a success evident even in the 1680&#39;s. He had capable laboratory workers, the most able of them being Johann Georg Gmelin from Tübingen. The foundations laid by Hiärne, who envisioned the eventual creation of a viable Swedish center for advanced chemical research, proved to be enduring. Following Hiärne&#39;s death in 1724, the research program remained virtually at a standstill for several years. But as soon as a qualified successor, Georg Brandt, took over, it soon began anew to foster many of the remarkable advances in Swedish chemistry in the 1700&#39;s... "Hiärne&#39;s contributions in applied chemistry included work on improved methods for producing alum and vitriols, on impregnating agents to safeguard trees against rot, and on rust preventatives. In the field of pure chemistry he worked on problems concerning the formation of materials and the composition of bodies and ultimate particles; as his analytical method, he dissolved the substances and then tested them with different reagents and indicators which would elucidate the acid or alkaline nature of the bodies. He also studied alkalies in plants and the phenomenon in metals of increased weight through calcination. He is best known for his work on formic acid, which he produced through the distillation of ant specimens... "A polymath whose breadth of activity stretched over many disciplines, he did outstanding work in each of his fields and was one of the luminaries of Sweden&#39;s golden age of science."-D.S.B., VI, pp. 380-81. Very good set. &#10087; Cole 656. Duveen, p. 296. Partington, III, pp. 162-64. .

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        STORIA DEGLI ARABI SOTTO IL GOVERNO DE&#39; CALIFI [CT IN 4 VOLS]

      Venice, Italy: Pietro Valvasense. Good with no dust jacket. 1753-6. First Edition. Hardcover. History, Arabic; 18th Century; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; STORIA DEGLI ARABI SOTTO IL GOVERNO DE&#39; CALIFI [ct in 4 vols] . Three Quarter leather with marbled blue boards, this antique set is a scarce Italian edition of "Histoire des arabes" published in 1750 (Paris). Abbé de Marigny (1690-1762) , French historian, covers here the history of the Caliphs from Mahomet to the death of Mostazem. This work has been translated into Italian by "un Pastore Arcade." The first volume contains a fold-out plate [lxxxii]. The volumes show external age/wear, with chipping to spines (Volume IV lacks spine cover). The books are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 4" x 7". First Italian edition of "Histoire des arabes" published in 1750 (Paris). Orientale, 3225. Minor marginal worming to first few leaves of Tomo iv- see graphic. Otherwise text firm and clean throughout .

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        The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom. By the Author of Roderick Random

      London: Printed for W. Johnston 1753. London: Printed for W. Johnston, 1753.. First edition.. Very nice copy.. Rothschild 1913; NCBEL II, 963. 2 vols, 12mo, modern calf nicely done period style with blind panels on the covers, red and green leather labels, gilt decorated and lettered spines.

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        A voyage to Peru; performed by the Conde of St. Malo, in the years 1745, 1746, 1747, 1748, and 1749

      A rare account of a voyage to Peru, rivalling to that of Frezier. 1753. London. R. Griffiths. In 12vo (167 mm x 101 mm). xv + 173 + 1 ff. Elegant 19th century half calf, boards ruled in blind, spine with raised bands tooled in gilt and lettering piece, a little worn. A fine copy, paper occasionally browned and spotted. First edition in English, a rare work. First published in French a couple of years earlier under the title ?Nouveau voyage fait au Perou?, this is the elusive English translation of this account. ?An account of a voyage aboard a merchant ship out of St. Malo bound for Peru, with descriptions of society, natural history, agricultural productions, trade...? (Hill). It´s description of Peru is comparable to that of Frezier. Sabin´s note says ?The author?s ?observations and descriptions are sensible, pertinent, and entertaining. He seems to have little of the priest and nothing of the bigot about him; yet his sentiments are such as become the good Christian and the gentleman.?- Monthly Review, IX. 294.? Hill, 387. Not in Leclerc. Sabin, 17177.

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        VOYAGE FAIT PAR ORDRE DU ROI EN 1750 ET 1751, DANS L&#39;AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE, POUR RECTIFIER LES CARTES DES COTES DE L&#39;ACADIE, DE L&#39;ISLE ROYALE & DE L&#39;ISLE DE TERRENEUVE; ET POUR EN FIXER LES PRINCIPAUX POINTS PAR DES OBSERVATIONS ASTRONOMIQUES

      Paris.: De L&#39;Imprimerie Royale., 1753. ...viii, 288, [10] pp... Raised spine bands with gilt lettering and embellishments... Marbled endpapers... ILLUSTRATED WITH 6 FOLDING ENGRAVED CHARTS, FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATE, FOLDING TABLE... An account of the author&#39;s voyage to Acadia, Isle Royale, and Newfoundland to make astronomical observations to correct the mapping of the region... Text in French... SABIN 11723... Leather shows age and some wear, cracks, small chips missing... Some leaves and plates have light discolorations..... First Edition.. Full-Leather.. Very Good -. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Commentaries of Caesar translated into English. To Which is Prefixed a Discourse Concerning the Roman Art of War

      London: Tonson, Draper, and Dodsley. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of the the magnificent "Duncan Caesar", the most beautiful and celebrated edition of Caesar&#39;s Commentaries in English, complete with 86 superb large folio engravings (on 85 plates) of maps, plans, battles, and scenes depicting various soldiers and customs of the world. With the rare oversized bull and elephant engravings. The engravings include 78 plates (55 of which are large double-page folding plates), 6 double-page maps, and an engraved portrait frontispiece of Caesar. London: Tonson, Draper, and Dodsley, 1753. Folio, full contemporary calf with elaborately gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers. A few small repairs to binding; bull plate and additional plate with repaired closed tears; elephant plate with closed tear at fold, small paper flaw in margin of O2. Text exceptionally clean. A stunning, wide-margined copy. RARE, particularly complete and in such fine condition in a contemporary binding.

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        MÈmoires de Gaudence de Luques

      Amsterdam,: n.p.,, 1753.. Four volumes in two, octavo; with all four titles and half-titles, each volume with an engraved plate as well as an engraved headpiece vignette at start of text; contemporary French mottled calf, head of spines chipped but an attractive set. The second French edition, with four wonderful engravings and four vignettes by Fessard, and the first illustrated edition in any language. An earlier French translation, by Miltz and de Saint-Germain, was published in 1746, and it was not until 1753 that this edition came out, newly revised and extended by the prominent eighteenth-century man-of-letters, Jean-Baptiste Dupuy-Demportes (d. 1770). Although it pretends to derive from an Italian source, the Memoirs was created by an Englishman. The text was sometimes thought to be the work of Bishop Berkeley, but became correctly attributed to Berington during the nineteenth century.As the title suggests, the work takes the form of a trial transcript, with questioning from various inquisitors and a learned commentary from one Signor Rhedi. The protagonist Gaudentio, hauled in front of the Inquisition, describes Mezzorania in Africa, a city which has been cut off from external contact for over three thousand years. His first impression of the principal city of Phor is of an 'immense Garden', but his more detailed analysis shows a city which owes much to the solar model earlier proposed by Campanella in Citt? del Sole. Less regulated than many other utopias, the citizens have a system based on the precept 'Thou shalt do no wrong to anyone'. Unusually for the strict utopia, long-term relationships based on love are actively encouraged; indeed, Gaudentio talks at length about his own relationship with a Mezzoranian woman. It is this emotional engagement which leads Rees to see in the Memoirs an unusually novelistic utopia, and thus a work which avoids some of the neatness and simplifications of others in the genre.Ellison, in an article devoted to this 'forgotten utopia' and its authorship, comments that 'Berington can stand upon his own merits, and the early appraisal of the work which saw in it the reflection of a wise, humane, and generous spirit does not have to be seriously discounted.' ('Gaudentio Di Lucca: A Forgotten Utopia', PMLA, 1935). Similarly, Gove happily approves Dunlop classing the work with Gulliver's Travels and Robinson Crusoe.Gibson, 'St. Thomas More... with a Bibliography of Utopiana', 623.

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        Herrn Alexander Blonds neueröfnete Gärtner-Akademie oder: die Kunst Pracht- und Lust-Gärten samt dererselben Auszierungen und Wasserwerken

      Augsberg: Johan Andreas Pfeffel, 1753. Octavo. (12), 368, (2)pp. The second German edition of Dézallier d&#39;Argenville&#39;s La Théorie et la Pratique du Jardinage, a classic work on gardening and landscape architecture. Illustrated throughout with thirty-nine copper engravings, including an ornate frontispiece. Many of the illustrations are fold-out plates showing the design and layout of lavish, formal pleasure gardens, complete with fountains and pools. Other plates emphasize the architectural aspects of the gardens, demonstrating how to properly grade the earth, create terraces, and construct pergolas. One image is hand-colored, likely by the book&#39;s owner. This influential guide was written and published anonymously in 1709 by d&#39;Argenville, a French courtier, naturalist, and gardening connoisseur, in collaboration with the architect and garden designer Alexandre Le Blond. Le Blond illustrated the work and was credited as the author in the third edition. Translated from the original French by Franz Anton Danreiter, who had a personal interest in the subject; he was appointed Chief Inspector of Gardens by Prince Leopold of Salzburg, to whom the volume is dedicated. This translation is cited as a key source for the eighteenth-century dissemination of formal French garden design throughout German-speaking Europe. Expertly rebacked, else fine in contemporary mottled calf.

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        España Sagrada, XI. Contiene la vida y escritos, nunca publicados hasta hoy, de algunos Varones Ilustres Cordobeses que florecieron en el Siglo Nono.

      Madrid, en la Oficina de Antonio Marín, 1753. - 4to.; 8 hs., 532 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época.

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        A New Method of Chemistry; Including the History, Theory, and Practice of the Art: Translated From the Original Latin of Dr. Boerhaaves Elementa Chemiae (Volume 2)

      London: T. and T. Longman, 1753. Leather Bound. Very Good. London: Printed for T. and T. Longman. Volume 2 only (of 2 volumes): The Practice of Chemistry ; Appendix ; [2] (410 pp.) [38 (index)] ; 17 folded leaves of plates: ill. (All plates are present and in tact) ; 4to. 27 cm. Fully bound in contemporary dark brown calf-skin leather. Professionally repaired and treated with weather-resistant lacquer. With gilt borders. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Gilt borders and flourishes within compartments. Burgundy Morocco title plate with gilt lettering. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Bumping to corners. Rubbing to boards. Evidence of previous cracking to edges of spine. Both boards have been masterfully reaffixed to binding. Moderate rubbing to spine. Scuffing to board and spine edges. Endpapers replaced. Unmarked pages with minor scattered splotching and discoloration. Slight wrinkling to pages. 17 folded copper plate illustration plates at rear of volume, in exceptional condition.<br><br>Herman Boerhaave was a Dutch botanist, humanist and physician of European fame. He is regarded as the founder of clinical teaching and of the modern academic hospital. His main achievement was to demonstrate the relation of symptoms to lesions. Translated from the Latin of Boerhaave, Shaws Chemistry is one of the most comprehensive guides of its time in the art and practice of chemistry. While Volume 1 deals with the history of chemistry, Volume 2 maintains a focus on the contemporary practice of chemistry, containing an appendix, as well as a series of detailed engravings demonstrating various key concepts. A well-restored volume, complete and in very good condition, Volume 2 of Shaws chemistry serves well as a completion to the set, or a stand-alone volume. A fine addition to the library of any scholar in the field of science. Please feel free to view our photographs of this gorgeous volume. Ships daily.

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        A Chart of North and South America including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with the nearest coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia

      London: Thomas Jefferys, 19 Feb 1753. Engraved map of the Americas, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on 6 copper engraved sheets (each sheet approximately 22 x 29 1/2 inches, or smaller). (Old folds). An unassembled six sheet wall map centered on the Americas accurately documenting European exploration in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans up to the mid-eighteenth century. The six sheets cover an area from 185 degrees west to 20 degrees east, and from 60 degrees south to 82 degrees north, and would form a map of about 60 x 48 inches if joined. The map records the tracks of all the latest voyages to the Arctic and the Bering Straits, as well as the Dutch voyages to the South Pacific. Overall, the map offers a clear record of the discoveries that had been made in the area as of 1753, just before an explosion of Western activity in the Pacific and the start of the search, in earnest, for the Northwest Passage. Each of the six double-page sheets includes tables recording distances and positions, the voyages of various explorers, and additional miscellaneous notes (many referring to other maps and mapmakers). Each map is individually titled along upper margin as follows: Sheet I: Chart containing part of the Icy Sea with the adjacent Coast of Asia and America Sheet 2: Chart comprising Greenland with the Countries and Islands about Baffin&#39;s and Hudson&#39;s Bays Sheet 3: Chart containing the Coasts of California, New Albion, and Russian Discoveries to the North; with the Peninsula of Kamchatka, in Asia, opposite thereto; and Islands, dispersed over the Pacific Ocean, to the North of the Line Sheet 4: Chart of the Atlantic Ocean, with the British, French, & Spanish Settlements in North America, and the West Indies Sheet 5: Chart containing the greater part of the South Sea to the South of the Line, with the Islands dispersed thro&#39; the same Sheet 6: Chart of South America, comprehending the West Indies, with the Adjacent Islands, in the Southern Ocean, and the South Sea Jefferys, the leading British mapmaker of the mid-eighteenth century, became geographer to the Prince of Wales in 1746 and geographer to the King in 1760. He published a remarkable number of maps and charts, many of the North American continent. "The genius behind Jefferys in his shop was a brilliant man who at this time went by the alias of John Green. He made a great six- sheet map of North and South America (1753), concerning which he said, &#39;The English charts of America being for the general very inaccurate, I came to a resolution to publish some new ones for the use of British navigators.&#39; In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green&#39;s personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th-century British map makers. John Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland before 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and around 1717 moved to London. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress. He also worked with Chambers on his Universal Dictionary. After he got out of gaol, he took the name of Green, and subsequently worked for Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. Mead &#39;had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer ... One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps ... Mead&#39;s contributions to cartography stand out ... At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit." (Cumming). Complete suites of the six maps are rare. In 1991, the Dupont set sold for $12,000 hammer; in 2007, the Frank Streeter set sold for $60,000. A separately-issued pamphlet on the map is seldom found together with the map, and is not included with this set. Lada-Mocarski quotes an 1899 Henry Stevens catalogue concerning the map: "We have never before met with the Remarks and Chart together. The latter is very rarely complete, as the 6 charts has a complete border and title so that they were evidently sold separately as required." Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green..." Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.45-47; Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, 28538; Phillips, A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 1196; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.109; Lada-Mocarski 10.

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        Versuche, nebst des Verfassers Leben, nach der neuesten Ausgabe des Herrn Peter Coste ins Deutsche übersetzt (von J. D. Tietz)

      Leipzig, Lanckischens Erben, 1753 - 1754.. 3 Bände. Mit gest. Portr. und 3 gest. Titelvign. 23 Bll., 863; XXIII, 958; XXXVIII S., 1 Bl., 680 S., 51 Bll. Lederbände d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. Fromm 18264. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Die berühmte erste vollständige Übertragung der "Essais" mit der Biographie von J. Bouhier. - Einbände etwas bestoßen und mit wenig Wurmspuren. Titel von Bd. I und II mit hs. Besitzvermerk, Bd. I auf den ersten 30 Textseiten mit Wurmspuren im Falz (mit Buchstabenverlust). Vorsätze, bzw. Portrait verso gestempelt.

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        2me CARTE PARTICULIERE des Costes de NORMANDIE

      Paris., 1753. Copper engraving. Later colour. Very good condition. The map itself, is clean and crisp, waterstains to upper corners, only affecting the margins. Size: 82 x 59.5 cm. A most handsome sea chart of Normandy and the Channel Islands, showing the French coast from Granville to Pointe de la Percée. Title at lower right, rhumb lines, compass point, soundings at sea. Three scales of longitude marked - Tenerife, l&#39;Isle de Fer and Paris.

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        Garnisons-Carthe wie die Regimenter in dem Königreich Preussen vertheilet sind Ao. 1753." Manuskript-Karte

      Aquarellierte Federzeichnung 1753. 49x52.8 cm. - Links neben der Karte die Auflistung "Quartier-Liste derer im Königreich Preussen stehenden Regimenter Infanterie, Garnison, Dragoner, und Husaren pro Anno 1753." Die nach Norden ausgerichtete Karte zeigt Ostpreussen mit anliegenden Gebieten von Pommern, Polnisch-Preussen und Samogitien (einem Teil Litauens) begrenzt durch den Lebasee, Memel, Neidenburg, Kulm und Bütow, dargestellt ist auch die Halbinsel Hela, Danziger Bucht, Frische Nehrung und Frisches Haff, Kurische Nehrung und Kurisches Haff. Im Gebiet zwischen Weichsel, Tilsit und Memel, unter Ausschluss des zu Polen gehörenden Ermlandes, zeigt die Karte die Garnisonsstädte und nennt die dort stationierten Regimenter mit den Befehlshabern. Die großen Städte sind als kleine Befestigungsgrundrisse dargestellt, kleinere Städte haben als Symbol eine in roter Tinte gezeichnete kleine Kirche; nebenstehend die Regimentsnamen in einem kleinen eingerahmten Feld. Die farbige Einrahmung und die Unterstreichung des Ortsnamens in derselben Farbe verdeutlichen die stationierte Waffengattung: Infanterie, Garnison, Dragoner, Husaren. Die Farberläuterung hierzu findet sich in einem mit der Titelkartusche verbunden Textfeld mit Rollwerkverzierung. Im Bereich der Danziger Bucht eine Kompaßnadel, unten rechts Meilenzeiger im Maßstab von 10 "Gemeine Teutsche Meilen". Die Karte ist von einem doppellinigen schwarze Tuschrand mit Angabe von Längen- und Breitengraden umgeben.Die nebenstehende in roter und schwarzer Tinte ausgeührte Quartierliste führt nach Waffengattungen geordnet in drei Spalten die Regimenter mit ihren Offizieren, die Garnisonsstädte und Kommandanten auf. Zur Infanterie gehören: von Lehwald, von Kallnein, von Canitz, von Dohna, von Below; Garnisons-Regimenter sind: de L&#39;Hospital, von Roeder, von Manteuffel; Dragoner: von Möllendorff, von Ruitz, von Langermann, von Schorlemer, Prinz Holstein Gottorp; Husaren: von Ruesch, von Billerbeck.Um fremden Mächten keine Einblicke in militärische Dinge zu ermöglichen, unterlagen diese zur Regierungszeit Friedrichs des Großen der strengsten Geheimhaltung; verboten wurden von ihm z.B. die Veröffentlichungen von Regimentsgeschichten und Vermessungen zu einer allgemeinen Landesaufnahme Preußens. So ist es denkbar, dass eine Karte dieses Inhaltes nicht für die Öffentlichkeit gedacht, sondern nur einem kleinen Personenkreis zugänglich war.Dekoratives Blatt in ansprechender Farbgebung auf kräftigem Zeichenpapier. 1 kleiner Wurmgang kaum sichtbar restauriert. Die Schrift der Karte und der Liste ist kalligraphisch schön ausgeführt. Sehr sauberes und mit großer Sorgfalt gearbeitetes Dokument, das sowohl für die Militärgeschichte Ostpreußens, als auch Preußens unter Friedrich dem Großen außergewöhnlich und von größtem Interesse ist.

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        Dell&#39; elettricismo artificiale e naturale libri due

      Torino: F. A. Campana. [Scienze-Prima edizione] (cm.25) ottima piena pergamena originale, titolo manoscritto al dorso, tagli rossi.-- cc. 4 nn., pp. 245 + una p. con l&#39; errata. Fregi e capilettera in xilografia. Edizione originale della massima opera dello scienziato piemontese, maestro di Volta e di Lagrange, la più organica e completa scritta sino a quell&#39; epoca sull&#39; elettricità.Partendo dal concetto di Franklin di un fluido unico positivo e negativo, il Beccaria procede con ricca documentazione, ad esporre in modo razionale ed organico le ipotesi e le teorie di Franklin, elaborazione questa, di cui l&#39; americano nonostante la luminosità dei suoi intuiti, non era stato capace. (D. B. I VII 470). Levissimo alone al margine bianco di qualche carta, ma esemplare molto bello fresco e marginoso. * Poggendorff I 124; * Ronalds Cat. P 40; * Wheeler Gift Cat. 375; * Mottelay p. 206; * Polvani, A. Volta p.51; Eandi G.B. Beccaria, Passim; * Gillispie, Dicition of Scient. Biography I 546-8; * Gliozzi, L&#39; Elettrologia fino a A. Volta I 212-35; * Rossetti e Cantoni p. 14; * Wellcome II 124; * Honeyman Collection I n° 250; * Gamba 2150; * Parenti 67; * Choix 6084.[f55] . ottimo. Rilegato. prima edizione. 1753.

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        De Arte Rhetorica, et Poetica Institutiones: a Patre Petro Maria La Torre è Societate Jefu olim elaboratæ: nunc vero a P. Josepho Mariano Vallarta

      Mexici [Mexico]: Typis & sumptibus ejusdem Collegij, Superiorum facultate, 1753. Very Good. Title continued: "ejusdem Societatis Accessione quadam locupletatae: adjecta quoque de Latinæ orationis elegantiis appendicula Commodiores factæ: ad eorum usum, Qui in Regali, & Antiquiori Divi Ildefonsi Collegio Mexicano Litterarum studijs operam navant." [4], 192, 91, [5] p.; 15 cm. Signatures: pi2 A-2A4 A-M4 (8vo). Error in signing: the second set of A and C are signed 2A and 2C. Contemporary full calf with five spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled decoration on spine. All page edges red. Errata (Errores Corrige) on p. [iv]. Final 4 unpaginated pages contain index. Primarily in Latin. Institutionum Poeticarum has separate pagination and signatures. Pietro Maria della Torre was the author of the original work on rhetoric, which was the basis of this expanded work by José Mariano Vallarta y Palma. This edition is the first of this work published in the Americas. Medina, La Imprenta en México, 4124. A scarce 18th-century Mexican imprint. In Very Good Condition: 2x1.5-cm section of leather lacking at tail of spine; leather is rubbed and stained; small scrape on back board; pages are clean, tight, and bright.

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        Americae Septentrionalis Pars I

      - Berlin (?): circa 1753. Engraved map, margins trimmed just outside the neat lines and mounted to a larger contemporary sheet of paper. Hand- colored in outline. 14 x 14 1/2 inches. Rare 18th century Texas map This rare Texas map depicts the region from somewhat east of the Mississippi to Lower California in the 1750's, most of which was claimed and loosely governed by Spain. The map was included in Leonhard Euler's "Geographisher Atlas", and is one part of a four part map of America. It includes an inset map of northeastern Canada. The map is in German and English. Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) was an Enlightenment polymath, best known for his work in mathematics and physics.

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        De Groote Schouburgh der Nederlantsche Konstschilders en Schilderessen

      Gravenhage, Neth.: J. Swart, C. Boucquet, en M. Gaillard, 1753. Hard Cover. Very Good +. Title page continued: "Waar van &#39;er veele met hunne Beeltenissen ten Tooneel verschynen, en hun Levensgedrag en Konstwerken beschreven worden: zynde een vervolg op het Schilderboek van K.v. Mander . . . Van veele Drukfouten gezuivert en met Nieuwe Registers voorzien." 3 volumes: frontispiece and 48 leaves of copperplate engravings (2 folded); 21 cm. Contemporary vellum; "Houbraken" is nicely written on spines with volume designation. All page edges slightly red. Title pages printed in red and black. Former owner&#39;s name on front free endpapers, dated 1840. In Very Good+ Condition: spines are slightly darkened; vellum is slightly soiled; some corners are bumped; very occasional foxing; otherwise pages and plates are clean and bright. A very attractive set of this beautifully illustrated work on Dutch artists.

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        Nytt förråd af äldre och nyare handlingar rörande nordiska historien.

      I-V. Sthlm, J. Merckell, 1753-(54). 4:o. 64 + 65-128 + 129-192 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch + 193-256 + 257-272 s. Med grav. titelvinjett i första delen. Häftad och oskuren i nött samtida gråpappomslag med hårt nött tryckt titeletikett. Ryggen defekt överst. Främre pärmens insida med äldre anteckningar. Inlagan ngt lager- och småfläckig, mest i början. Några mindre hål i texten på grund av pappersförtunning på s. 7-8. Sista arket med en fuktfläck nederst. Med J. Carlmarks namnteckning.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 8888. Lundstedt Sveriges periodiska litteratur 56. Utgiven av Bengt Bergius, David Ståhl och Jöns Lind. Den fina faksimilplanschen graverades av J. Gillberg. Av det femte häftet trycktes endast två ark, vilka aldrig utgavs och mycket sällan förekommer, men finns i detta exemplar. Arbetet är en intressant samling avtryckta dokument från svenskt 1400-, 1500- och 1600-tal

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        Voyage fait par ordre du Roi en 1750 et 1751 dans l'Amerique Septentrionale.

      Paris, De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1753. 1753 In 4° antico, cm 26,5 x 20, pagg. (1), VIII, 288, (5) con 6 carte geografiche più volte ripiegate finemente incise su rame, vignetta al frontespizio, finalini xilografici, bel testalino finemente inciso su rame all'inizio dell'opera e 2 tavole una delle quali contiene calcoli astronomici. Bella legatura in piena pelle coeva, dorso, 5 nervi ricchi fregi e titoli oro su tassello, tagli rossi. Splendida opera "..pour rectifier les cartes des côtes de l'Acadie, de l'Isle Royale & de l'Isle de Terreneuve; et pour en fixer les principaux points par des observations astronomiques". Opera assai interessante, in particolare per la parte dedicata all'astronomia ed ai calcoli di longitudine e latitudine che risultarono particolarmente utili agli studiosi degli anni seguenti. Il Marchese di Chabert (1724-1805) fu ammiraglio francese e scienziato. Prima edizione. Cuffie leggermente abrase. Freschissimo esemplare.

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        Mineralogie ou Description Générale des Substances du Regne Mineral. [Mineralogia, eller mineralriket indelt och beskrifvet]. [Seguido de:] Hydrologie ou Description du Regne Aquatique, divisée par classes, genres, especes et variétés, avec La maniere de faire l'Essai des Eaux. [Traduit de l'allemand par le Baron d'Holbach].

      Paris, Chez Durand & Pissot, 1753 Dos volúmenes en 4to. menor; XLVII-589 pp., 3 hs. y cuatro láminas plegadas + 284 pp., 256 pp. Ejemplar rigurosamente completo, con ligeras picaduras de polilla en el márgen de las últimas hojas del tomo segundo. Encuadernación uniforme en piel marbreada, de la época, con lomeras ornadas, ligeramente dañada en el tomo segundo.

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        Histoire des Croisades [ Suivi de : ] Essai historique sur les différentes situations de la France par rapport aux Finances, sous le règne de Louis XIV et la régence du Duc d'Orléans.

      Histoire des Croisades par M. De Voltaire [ Suivi de : ] Essai historique sur les différentes situations de la France par rapport aux finances, sous le règne de Louis XIV et la régence du Duc d'Orléans par M. Déon de Beaumont, ensemble en 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, dos lisse orné, Histoire des Croisades, s.n., 1753, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 193 pp. / Essai historique : Amsterdam, 1754, 1 f. (faux-titre), XIV pp. (titre et préface), 186 pp. . Cette "Histoire des Croisades" de Voltaire publiée sans mention d'éditeur en 1753 (et parue antérieurement dans le Mercure de 1750 à 1751) fut condamnée par décret de la cour de Rome du 11 mars 1754 (Quérard, X, 394 ; Bengesco, I, 328). Dans le rare et important Essai rédigé par le fameux chevalier d'Eon, "les finances, nerf de l'Etat, sont étudiées dans leur rapport avec l'économie, et non uniquement en elles-mêmes". Il évoque longuement le système de Law, et signale le luxe introduit par son système, "luxe inconnu à nos Ayeux". Cf. Ined, 1734 (citant la première édition de 1753). Intéressant exemplaire réunissant deux oeuvres marquantes du temps (une petite piqûre de vers n'affectant pas le texte en marge inférieure, qq. annotations anciennes au crayon dans le Voltaire, petits accrocs sans manque à qq. ff. dans le Voltaire, rel. lég. frottée avec petits mq. en coiffe) Français

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        LO STATO PRESENTE DI TUTTI I PAESI, E POPOLI DEL MONDO naturale, politico, e morale, con nuove osservazioni, e correzioni degli antichi, e moderni viaggiatori. Volume XX. Parte I. Continuazione dell'Italia o sia descrizione degli altri stati del dominio Veneto, cioè del Dogado, Trivigiano, Friuli, Istria, Dalmazia e Levante Veneto.

      Albrizzi 1753 in-8, pp. (12), 488, t. perg. con 4 nervi e doppio tass. al d. e tagli spruzzati. In antip. 1 tav. in rame con la laguna e il leone di S. Marco. Con 31 tavv. rip. in rame f.t. raff.: 12 vedute di Venezia, 1 c. geogr. 1 pianta topogr. a volo d'uccello di Treviso e vedute della città, vedute a volo d'uccello delle città di Asolo, Belluno, Udine, Cividale, Sebenico, e veduta prospettica della città di Corfù, altre c. topogr., i monumenti di Castelfranco, di Udine, dell'Istria e della Dalmazia, con altre vedute di Belluno e delle città minori dell'Istria. Vol. XX della celebre opera del Salmon. [340]

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        Il Gimnasta in pratica, ed in teorica.

      In Venezia, 1753. PRIMA rara edizione. L?opera è un discorso in forma di dialogo sulla ginnastica tra i più famosi di tale arte, come Jean Restier, Pierre Dubrocq ed altri membri delle Accademie di londra e Parigi. Giustiniano Borassatti è lo pseudonimo di Giovanni Battista Rossi. Cicognara, n. 1599: Libretto singolare e pieno di notizie utilissime per rompersi il collo. In principio è il ritratto del Principe dell?Accademia dei Saltatori Diego Secondo de? Rossi chiamato Didacus secundus de Rubeis ab Asti Gymnasticae Academiae Principes Parisierum et Londini ex magnis cubistis. Axs

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        Beschreibung der berühmten Haupt und Handelsstadt Bergen in Norwegen. Aus dem Dänischen. 2 Tle.

      4 Bl., 248 S.; 136 S. - Angebunden: ders., Übrige kleine Schriften übersetzt. 4 Bl., 302 S. Mit gestochener Titelvignette. Ebda., 1755. Pappband d. Zt. I.: Faber du Faur 1823. - Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe der Chronik der Heimatstadt Bergendes dänisch-norwegischen Dichters, Gelehrten und wichtige Beförderer der dänischen Nationalliteratur Ludvig Baron Holberg (1684-1754). Erschien zuerst 1737 unter dem Titel "Bergens Beskrivelse". Bei dem Text handelt es sich im Wesentlichen um das von Holberg gekürzte, bearbeitete sowie um drei Kapitel erweiterte Manuskript seines Lateinlehrers aus der Kindheit, Edvard Edvardsen, dessen Lebenswerk er somit vollendete. - II.: Erste deutsche, von Jonas Haas (1720-1774) besorgte Übertragung von 18 Kleinschriften Holbergs. - - - Rücken bestoßen, insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar!

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        A Dissertation on the Numbers of Mankind, in ancient and modern Times: in which the superior Populousness of Antiquity is maintained. With an Appendix, containing additional observations on the same subject, and some remarks on Mr. Hume's Political Discourse, of the Populousness of antient Nations…

      Edinburgh: G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1753 First edition of this important early work in the debate about the size of the population in Britain in the eighteenth century compared to earlier centuries. Wallace here opposed the theories expounded by David Hume in the chapter 'Populousness of ancient nations' in the Political Discourses (1752). Hume himself, however, had read the manuscript of Wallace's book and helped to prepare it for the press; he also drew from it some corrections for the next edition of his own work. The question of the relative populations of Antiquity and modern times was integral to the Age of Enlightenment…a development of the Ancient-Modern controversy which had been waged throughout the seventeenth century and extended into the eighteenth. Hume regarded it as "the most curious & important of all Questions of Erudition"' (Mossner, Life of David Hume, pp. 263–4). . Contemporary calf, joints cracked at head. Octavo. Slight marginal offset from binding. Contemporary armorial bookplate ("John Bond, Grange"). A fine copy, clean and crisp. This work is also important for its significant influence on later writers on the subject, among them William Godwin, Adam Smith, Richard Price and of course Malthus, who names Wallace among the four authors (the others being Hume, Smith and Price) who led him to the population question at the end of the century.

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        The Country Gentleman's Companion. In Two Volumes

      First Edition. Bound in contemporary brown calf with the spines stamped in gilt and with tan leather spine labels stamped in blind. Five raised bands on the spines. Previous owner's leather bookplate on the front pastedown endpapers. Some foxing to the edges of the leaves of both volumes affecting the title page of volume one due to the acid content in the leather. Front outer hinges tender in both volumes. Full Leather

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        Observations on the Diseases of the Army, in Camp and Garrison. In Three Parts. With an Appendix, containing some Papers of Experiments, Read at several Meetings of the Royal Society. [Bound with:] Observations on the Nature and Cure of Hospital and Jayl-Fevers. In a Letter to Doctor Mead [Two separate titles in 1 book]

      London: Printed for A. Millar; D. Wilson and T. Durham, in the Strand; and T. Payne, next the Mews-Gate, near St. Martin&#39;s Church, 1753. Second Enlarged & Corrected Edit. Hardcover. Very Good. Later antique style half-leather and marbled boards with gilt lettered labels within raised bands at spine; firm and tight showing no splits or snags and very little if any wear; contents age-toned but clean with no inscriptions and no pen-marks; tiny chip to the lower right corner of the title-page due to wear and a few handling marks to the first couple or so leaves (not excessive); also, p. 396 shows an old document tape like repair measuring a few centimetres (but it&#39;s not there to seal any tear since no visible tear is apparent); this copy not from a library and so no such stamps or labels; size: 8vo (225mm x 140mm); collation: pp. xxvii, [1], 403, [53] index; note: pp. 64 and 238 misnumbered 46 and 338 respectively. Bound with: Observations on the Nature and Cure of Hospital and Jayl-Fevers. In a Letter to Doctor Mead, Physician to his Majesty, &c. by John Pringle, M.D. [Published:] London: Printed for A. Millar, and D. Wilson, in the Strand, MDCCL [1750]. First Edition. [Collation:] pp. [2], 52. A very good copy. Both titles scarce. ESTC T55666 and ESTC T6150.

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        Dell'elettricismo artificiale e naturale libri due

      Filippo Antonio Campana 1753 1^ ediz., in 4° (cm 24,5x19,5), pp. 2 b., 8 nn., 245, 1 di Correzione, 2 b.; p/perg. coeva, vignetta con motto al front., alcune grandi testatine e capil. Prof. di fisica all'Univ. di Torino, vi fondò un laboratorio sperimentale privato a cui parteciparono intellettuali qualificati dell'epoca; inventò la bottiglia di Leida, scoprì i legami tra il magnetismo e l'elettricità ed ipotizzò correnti elettriche perpetue per spiegare il magnetismo terrestre; maestro di Volta e di Lagrange, a lui si devono le prime nozioni di resistenza e capacità induttiva dei corpi e molto altro. L'opera, a quel tempo la più completa sull'argomento, fu presentata alla London Royal Society e tradotta in inglese nel 1774 per interessamento di Franklin, col quale l'A. intrattenne cordiale rapporto epistolare. Aloni d'umido a 4 carte e levi arrossamenti diffusi. 564/25

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        Publii Terentii Afri

      (Terence). Publii Terentii Afri. Comoediae Sex Ad Optimorus Exemplarium fidem recensitae. Paris: Natalem le Loup Jacobum Merigot, 1753. First edition with engravings by Gravelot. 2 vols. 12mo. Original wrappers, uncut and unopened. Occasional faint foxing. Wrappers a bit frayed and dusty, but an excellent copy. Illustrated with a portrait of Terence, as well as 37 vignettes and 28 &#147;culs-de-lamps&#148; (tailpieces) after Gravelot, engraved by Delafosse and Sornique. Gravelot was the pseudonym of Hubert-François Bourguignon. Cohen/Di Ricci note that the engraved tail pieces throughout this edition are remarkable in that they represent almost every type of historic theatrical mask, based on Roman theater. References: Cohen/DiRicci, pp. 982-83; Ebert 2:22527; Schweiger 2:1069.

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        De Arte Rhetorica, et Poetica Institutiones: a Patre Petro Maria La Torre è Societate Jefu olim elaboratæ: nunc vero a P. Josepho Mariano Vallarta

      Mexici [Mexico]: Typis & sumptibus ejusdem Collegij, Superiorum facultate, 1753. Very Good. Title continued: "ejusdem Societatis Accessione quadam locupletatae: adjecta quoque de Latinæ orationis elegantiis appendicula Commodiores factæ: ad eorum usum, Qui in Regali, & Antiquiori Divi Ildefonsi Collegio Mexicano Litterarum studijs operam navant." [4], 192, 91, [5] p.; 15 cm. Signatures: pi2 A-2A4 A-M4 (8vo). Error in signing: the second set of A and C are signed 2A and 2C. Contemporary full calf with five spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled decoration on spine. All page edges red. Errata (Errores Corrige) on p. [iv]. Final 4 unpaginated pages contain index. Primarily in Latin. Institutionum Poeticarum has separate pagination and signatures. Pietro Maria della Torre was the author of the original work on rhetoric, which was the basis of this expanded work by José Mariano Vallarta y Palma. This edition is the first of this work published in the Americas. Medina, La Imprenta en México, 4124. A scarce 18th-century Mexican imprint. In Very Good Condition: 2x1.5-cm section of leather lacking at tail of spine; leather is rubbed and stained; small scrape on back board; pages are clean, tight, and bright.

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        Antiquor Imperiorum Tabula

      Paris:. 1753.. Original outline color. Title surrounded by cartouche, inset of Northern India. 24 x 18 1/2". Alexander the Great's expeditions.

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        Braune Ralle

      Johann Seligmann Nuremburg: Johann Seligmann, 1753. unbound. very good. Bird print. Etching with original hand coloring. Page measures 17" x 10", image measures 11.75" x 8.75". The rale. Minor wear and aging along edges. Mark Catesby (1683-1749), born in England, was America's first naturalist/illustrator. He was the first to comprehensively illustrate natural history delineating the American flora and fauna. This selection was etched and published by Johann Seligmann (1720-1762) after Catesby. Please visit our gallery for more Catesby prints.

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        AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH TRADE OVER THE CASPIAN SEA: With a Journal of Travels from London through Russia into Persia; and back again through Russia, Germany and Holland. Four volume set

      Sold by Mr. Dodsley in Pall mall; Mr. Nourse Mr. Millar Mr. Vaillant and Mr. Patterson in the Strand; Mr. Waugh in Lombard London: Sold by Mr. Dodsley, in Pall-mall; Mr. Nourse, Mr. Millar, Mr. Vaillant, and Mr. Patterson, in the Strand; Mr. Waugh, in Lombard Street; and Mr. Willock, in Cornhill, 1753. Four volume set, complete with all maps and plates. Early full leather bindings with minor shelfwear; rebacked attractively with new spine labels. Vol. I: xx, 399 pages of text. Vol. II: xvi, 374 pages of text, followed by [xvi] pages of index. Vol. III: xv, [i] blank, 255 pages. Vol. IV: xvi, 301 pages, [i] blank, followed by [xvi] index, and [iv] glossary. The set is complete with 9 folding maps and 19 engraved plates (including frontisports), as well as thirteen allegorical vignettes. Minor foxing is present, a few pages with staining in the margins, and a few pages with small tears in the margins. Slight misfolding and tearing at creases or hinges of two maps. Bookplates of former owners on endpapers of each volume: "John La Touche, Esq." and "McGuire". Title continues "...To which are added, The revolutions of Persia during the present century, with the particular history of the great usurper Nadir Kouli." First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        ALGEMEINE GESCHICHTE DER LANDER UND VOLKER VON AMERICA

      Johann Justinus Gebauer Halle: Johann Justinus Gebauer, 1752 - 1753. First Edition. Hardcover. Text and plates very clean. Tasteful early twentieth century bookplate on front pastedowns. Near Fine. Two quarto (7-3/4" x 10") volumes bound in early full vellum with gilt lettering and rules on the spine. Illustrated with 8 maps (5 folding) and 59 full-page engravings (6 folding), many of which depict early Native Americans. Most of the first volume contains German translations of Lafiteau's MOEURS DES SAUVAGES AMERICAINS COMPARES AUX MOEURS DES PREMIERS TEMPS (Paris, 1723). The second volume is compiled from various sources and includes German translations of passages from Charlevoix's HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION GENERALE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE (Paris, 1744). Baumgarten's "Vorrede" contains a bibliography of the New World. The social life and customs of Native Americans of both North and South America are described and illustrated in detail, with chapters on individual areas including Florida, New England, Virginia, Peru, Brasil, and even Jamaica and Greenland. There is much on the Incas as well. Howes S-200; Sabin 77989.

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        A Collection of the Sufferings of the People called Quakers, for the Testimony of a Good Conscience: From the Time of Their First Being Distinguished by That Name in the Year 1650, to the Time of the Act, commonly called the Act of Toleration

      London, Eng.: Luke Hinde, 1753. First Edition. Very Good. Title continued: ". . . in the Year 1689; Taken from Original Records and other Authentick Accounts, by Joseph Besse." 2 volumes: lv, [1], 767, [1] p.; [2], 638, [10] p.; 32 cm. Folio. Full calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine titles; double gilt-ruled borders on boards. Former owners&#39; names on front free endpapers, including: Joseph Rawbon 1754, and Robert & Patience Dell 1764. In Very Good Condition: modern leather spines with reproduction of original gilt-tooled spine titles (restorer&#39;s report available on request); edges rubbed; pages are clean and bright.

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        (LINNÉ, CARL von)

      Museum Tessinianum, opera illustrissimi comitis, dom. Car. Gust. Tessin, regis regnique Sviogothici senatoris, regiæ cancellariæ præsidis, ad aulam regiam summi mareschalli, educationi r. cels. princip. hered. Gustavi præfecti, academiæ Aboensis cancellarii, ordinis s.r.m. seraphinorum equitis aurati et commendatoris, nec non omnium s.r.m. Sveciæ ordinum cancellarii, equitisque aurati de aquila nigra, collectum. Hans excellence, riks-rådets &c. herr gr. Carl Gust. Tessins naturalie-samling. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1753. Folio. (8),123,(9) s. & 12 grav. plr. Med två grav. vinjetter, den ena på titelbladet och den andra på s. (3), och två grav. initialer på s. (3). Bra hfrbd med guldornerad rygg och röd titeletikett i skinn (Norstedts). Rödstänkta snitt. Mindre fuktfläckar i yttermarginalen på s. 12. Fint ex. med Gunnar Brusewitz namnteckning och exlibris.. Soulsby 1081. Nissen 2521. Parallelltext på latin och svenska. Vinjetterna är graverade av J. E. Rehn. Titelvinjetten med Tessins vapen och den andra med ett porträtt av Linne. "Museum Tessinianum" är Linnés beskrivning av sin mecenat Tessins omfattande naturaliekabinett på Åkerö. I "Museum Tessinianum" beskrivs samlingens mineraler och petrifikat samt några få konkylier och som tack lät Tessin slå en medalj över Linné. Tessin sålde sin mineraliesamling 1762 till den danske kungen och hans växt- och insektssamling köptes av greve Moltke i Danmark. T. M. Fries skriver i sin biografi att Linné hade många gynnare, men att "skulle till Linné själf ställts den frågan, hvilka bland alla dessa lågo hans hjärta närmast, så lider det intet tvifvel, att han ej först skulle nämnt namnen Carl Gustaf Tessin och Abraham Bäck." Linné dedicerade flera av sina verk till Tessin, bl.a. andra upplagan av "Systema naturæ", och deras vänskap var lång och trofast

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        INDUSTRY & FRUGALITY PROPOSED AS THE SUREST MEANS TO MAKE US A RICH AND FLOURISHING PEOPLE; AND THE LINEN MANUFACTURE RECOMMENDED AS TENDING TO PROMOTE THESE AMONG US. WITH SOME CURSORY REFLEXIONS ON CHARITY, SO FAR AS IT REGARDS OUR DISTRIBUTIONS TO THE POOR

      Boston. 1753.. 15pp. 19th-century half morocco and marbled boards. Front hinge cracked and loosening, spine worn. First three words of title [Industry & frugality] cropped, but supplied in contemporary manuscript. Page numbers trimmed. Light foxing and toning. Good. In a half morocco box. One of the earliest practical American works on manufactures, this pamphlet promotes the manufacture of American linen. "This seems to be the first non- government publication on linen manufacture written in this country" - Streeter. The Streeter catalog goes on to quote J.L. Bishop&#39;s remarks in A HISTORY OF AMERICAN MANUFACTURES, regarding New England&#39;s reaction to severe economic pressures at home and from London: "&#39;...a society was formed in Boston, the following year [1749], for promoting industry and frugality, and was probably the forerunner of those associations which, a few years later, became the favorite mode throughout the country, of sustaining resistance to the pressure of ministerial authority. To favor this design, the Assembly purchased the factory, or "Spinning House," in Boston. ... At the anniversary of the society, in 1753, great enthusiasm was exhibited. About 300 young female spinners appeared upon the commons, seated at their wheels, arranged in three rows. ... one ... was carried on the shoulders of men, accompanied by music. ... A memorial presented to the Governor and Court, the same year, by Andrew Oliver and other members of the association, states, that their principal object was the employment of the poor in the manufacture of Linen. ... The Court made a grant of $1500, annually, to aid the society.&#39;" The author encourages gainful factory employment for street urchins, writing, "I have often beheld, with concern, the swarms of children, of both sexes, that are continually strolling and playing about in the streets of our metropolis, cloathed in rags, and brought up in idleness and ignorance; and who must probably come, in a very short time, from picking of sticks to picking of pockets...nothing more is required that lodging a power in some proper persons, to take up such children and (whether their unnatural parents will or not) to place them out to such trades or employments as may in time enable them to acquire an honest subsistence." Benjamin Franklin thought enough of this pamphlet to send a copy to his London friend, the cloth merchant Peter Collinson, who had sent Franklin an Irish pamphlet on the same subject. Collinson&#39;s copy survives at the John Carter Brown Library with his inscription on the titlepage verso, which reads in part: "Mr. Franklin of Philadelphia...proposed the same plan to some ingenious publick spirited friends. They again [proposed?] to the legislature to encourage it, the ensueing pamphlet was publish&#39;d at Boston to that end." Rink locates eight copies, and Sabin calls this "A scarce piece." No copy has appeared at auction since the Streeter sale in 1969. EVANS 7027. RINK 3269. KRESS 5275. SABIN 34687. STREETER SALE 4021.

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        Employment For The Microscope In Two Parts

      London: R. Dodsley, 1753. First edition. leather_bound. Modern quarter brown calf and marbled boards, black leather spine label printed in gilt. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. xiv, 442 pages, 10 page index.[A8-Ff8, Gg2]. 21 x 14 cm. Illustrated: seventeen fold-out copper engraved plates. An English naturalist he served an apprenticeship with a bookseller, married Daniel Defoe&#39;s daughter, Sophia, and was associated with Defoe in launching the UNIVERSAL SPECTATOR and WEEKLY JOURNAL. In 1744 he received the Copley gold medal for microscopical observations on the crystallization of saline particles. Baker was one of the founders of the Society of Arts in 1754. Age-toning title page head and with small hand notation at margin head. Modest test toning, plates fresh and crisp.

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        DIZIONARIO UNIVERSALE DI MEDICINA. Tradotto dall'originale inglese dai signori, Diderot, Eidous, e Toussaint.

      In-8 gr., 11 voll., bross. muta coeva, tit. ms. al dorso, con una ricchiss. documentazione iconografica di 117 tavv. inc. in rame (alcune ripieg.), con relativa descrizione. Introduce il dizionario un approfondito "discorso storico sopra l'origine e i progressi della Medicina". Versione italiana di questa importante opera del medico inglese Robert James (1703-1776), pubblicata a Londra nel 1743-44 in 3 voll. in folio. Cfr. Biographie Medicale,V,p. 344: "Cet ouvrage important, qui semblait au-dessus des forces d'un seul homme, fait le plus grand honneur à James et lui suppose une immense érudition. C'est un tableau de ce qu'on avait écrit de mieux jusqu'alors sur les diverses parties de l'art de guérir; un pareil travail a du exiger de longues et pénibles recherches". Testo con bruniture e fiorit.; tavole con lievi fioriture.

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