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        The Catholic-Organon

      London - Printed for the author, 1753 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of the book John Suxspeach published to accompany his groundbreaking sliding rule device. 'Of great use in the practice of arithmetic, geometry, mensuration, gauging, trigonometry, navigation, astronomy, dialing, statics, algebra, mechanic powers, and all the branches of the mathematics. 'With an advertisement by the King's Patent to front. The book contains a detailed description of the complicatedsliding rule and instructions for performing a great number of different calculationson it. John Suxspeach was a schoolmaster in Stepney, London, and designed the instrument for his own personal use. After being advised to make it available to the public, he saw the need forthis instruction manual. With copperplate notes to front free endpaper. Plate has been removed and is not present. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, rather worn and rubbed. Front board detached but present. Some loss to leather of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright with spotting, most noticeably to first and last few pages. Small ink marks to first page and slight loss to corner of title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        A Dissertation on the Numbers of Mankind in antient 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: Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1753. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 205 x 106 mms., pp. iv, 331 [332 blank], contemporary calf, rebacked, black morocco label. A very good copy. The essay by David Hume (1711 - 1776) to which Wallace (1697 - 1771) alludes on the title-page appeared in his Political Discourses, where Hume had argued that the population of nations in earlier times was not greater than in modern times, a view that Wallace and Montesquieu had endorsed. Hume and Wallace entered into a friendly correspondence about the matter, and on 26 September 1751, Wallace wrote to Hume: "As for your intended Note [which Hume had offered to include in his Political Discourses] relating to my Discourse on the numbers of mankind I have very great reason to be much please with it. If every my little work shall be published such an encomium cannot fail to be an usefull introduction to it & create a mighty prepossession in my favour. It is more to be sure than I deserve & I could never had had the assurance to have proposed it but it might be interpreted rather whim & conceit than real modesty should I refuse such a handsome recommendation & a favourable testimony from such a fair & ingenious antagonist."

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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        Vue de Venisse, quand on vient de la Cote de Chioggie.

      Augsberg. 1753. - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 43.5 x 33.5 cm. Very good condition; slight foxing. Vue d'optique of Venice. Characteristic reversed text runs along the top of the image. These perspective views were intended for use in an optical diagonal machine. When the spectator looks at perspective views through the lens of the viewing machine, an illusion of recession is produced.

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        The Adventurer

      London: Printed for J. Payne 1753 54 London: Printed for J. Payne, 1753-54. (JOHNSON, SAMUEL) First edition, published from Nov. 7, 1752-March 9, 1754, consisting of Nos. 1-140. 2 vols., Small 4to. Title vignette portrait signed by "B. R." Collation: [A]1, a2, B-Y, 2Y, Z-Aaaa in threes (the last a half sheet); [A]1, a2, B-Bbbb in threes. Contemporary calf. Covers detached, extremities rubbed, head and tails of spines chipped, some tears in margins, without loss of text, most imprints on third sheet in gatherings in second volume cropped or removed, some light browning but generally marginal and light, else a very good copy with signature of Carolina Brydges 1753 on pastedown, also a bookplate of James Douglas. Rothschild 1120; Courtney & Nichol Smith p. 39; Chapman & Hazen p. 136 . Johnson contributed some 25 papers which he signes with the initial "T" and at least two of the four with the signature "T and Misargyrus." Those signed "A" have been attirbuted to Bonnell Thornton and also to Dr. Richard Bathurst, those signed "Y" (Nos. 77-9) have been attributed to Hester Mulso Chapone and one signed with the ampersand it credited to Colman. According to Johnson Hamilton Boyle and Joseph Warton (24 essays) were also contributors.With the signature of Carolina Brydges 1753 on the pastedown of the first volume.Caroline Brydges was the grand-daughter of James Brydges, First Duke of Chandos. Her great-aunt Mary married Theophilus Leigh of Adlestrop and was the great grandmother of Jane Austen. Caroline was the daughter of Henry Brydges, Second Duke of Chandos and sister of James, the Third Duke. She married James Leigh, grandson of Theophilus and Mary Brydges Leigh (her great-aunt) and was the mother of James Henry Leigh. He was Jane Austen's second cousin (Jane Austen's grandfather was James Leigh's uncle) and she visited him at Adlestrop in 1806. On his inheriting Stoneleigh Jane Austen visited there and Stoneleigh was the model for Sotherton in "Mansfield Park" Caroline Leigh was also the grandmother of Chandos Leigh, first Baron Leigh the author and poet, associate of Byron and Sheridan

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        Manuscript Notebook in Latin Kept by a Student in a Course of Minor

      1753. Eighteenth Century Manuscript on Logic and Law [Manuscript]. Shimell, Charles. [Manuscript Notebook in Latin Kept by a Student in a Course of Minor Logic, Written in Preparation for the Study of Law]. N.p.[England?], 1753. 165, [4] pp. Tipped-in copperplate frontispiece of St. Thomas Aquinas, small copperplate diagram affixed to p. 76. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, raised bands and gilt ornaments to spine. Heavy rubbing to extremities, corners worn, chipping to spine ends, joints just starting, front hinge cracked but secure. Content in fine hand to recto and verso of each leaf. "Charles Shimell, 1753" to head of front free endpaper, later signatures (of Jos. Bolton and Jas. ?-Hastings) to preliminaries. Later bookplate (1898) of George May Elwood to front pastedown, his library location label to rear. An interesting item. * With an index. The contents indicate that the student was preparing to commence a course of legal study. The portrait of Aquinas and the cast of these notes indicate a Catholic compiler. This compiler appears to be Rev. Charles Shimell [c. 1735-1763]. Born in Exeter he was a priest in Chidiock, Dorsetshire. Elwood [1844-1906] was a notable bookplate collector and designer. As a document relating to the education of a Catholic priest in England in the days before emancipation this item is worthy of further study. Catholic Record Society (Great Britain), Publications of the Catholic Records Society 28 (1928) 134.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Troisième partie de la carte d'Asie, contenant la Sibérie, et quelques autres parties de la Tartarie

      Jean Baptiste Delafosse, Paris 1753 - This diptych map of Tartary illustrates the countries, rivers, and topography of the region. The map extends from Afghanistan to Kamczatka and from the Arctic Circle to Mongolia. Country borders are hand-colored. A decorative cartouche with Siberian wildlife and personifications of the trade winds appears in the upper left-hand corner with geographical notes in French below. The map is in good condition with full deluxe margins. Both sheets have some chips and staining at the edges, not affecting the image. Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville (1697-1782) was a French geographer and cartographer whose accurate, research-based work raised the standards for 18th-century map-making. Map. Engraving with hand-coloring. Images measure 10 1/4 x 21". Sheets measure 23 x 33 1/2".

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        Troisième partie de la carte d'Asie, contenant la Sibérie, et quelques autres parties de la Tartarie

      Paris: Jean Baptiste Delafosse, 1753. Map. Engraving with hand-coloring. Images measure 10 1/4 x 21". Sheets measure 23 x 33 1/2". This diptych map of Tartary illustrates the countries, rivers, and topography of the region. The map extends from Afghanistan to Kamczatka and from the Arctic Circle to Mongolia. Country borders are hand-colored. A decorative cartouche with Siberian wildlife and personifications of the trade winds appears in the upper left-hand corner with geographical notes in French below. The map is in good condition with full deluxe margins. Both sheets have some chips and staining at the edges, not affecting the image. Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville (1697-1782) was a French geographer and cartographer whose accurate, research-based work raised the standards for 18th-century map-making.

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        The Adventurer

      London: Printed for J. Payne, 1753-54. (JOHNSON, SAMUEL) First edition, published from Nov. 7, 1752-March 9, 1754, consisting of Nos. 1-140. 2 vols., Small 4to. Title vignette portrait signed by "B. R." Collation: [A]1, a2, B-Y, 2Y, Z-Aaaa in threes (the last a half sheet); [A]1, a2, B-Bbbb in threes. Contemporary calf. Covers detached, extremities rubbed, head and tails of spines chipped, some tears in margins, without loss of text, most imprints on third sheet in gatherings in second volume cropped or removed, some light browning but generally marginal and light, else a very good copy with signature of Carolina Brydges 1753 on pastedown, also a bookplate of James Douglas. Rothschild 1120; Courtney & Nichol Smith p. 39; Chapman & Hazen p. 136 . Johnson contributed some 25 papers which he signes with the initial "T" and at least two of the four with the signature "T and Misargyrus." Those signed "A" have been attirbuted to Bonnell Thornton and also to Dr. Richard Bathurst, those signed "Y" (Nos. 77-9) have been attributed to Hester Mulso Chapone and one signed with the ampersand it credited to Colman. According to Johnson Hamilton Boyle and Joseph Warton (24 essays) were also contributors. With the signature of Carolina Brydges 1753 on the pastedown of the first volume. Caroline Brydges was the grand-daughter of James Brydges, First Duke of Chandos. Her great-aunt Mary married Theophilus Leigh of Adlestrop and was the great grandmother of Jane Austen. Caroline was the daughter of Henry Brydges, Second Duke of Chandos and sister of James, the Third Duke. She married James Leigh, grandson of Theophilus and Mary Brydges Leigh (her great-aunt) and was the mother of James Henry Leigh. He was Jane Austen's second cousin (Jane Austen's grandfather was James Leigh's uncle) and she visited him at Adlestrop in 1806. On his inheriting Stoneleigh Jane Austen visited there and Stoneleigh was the model for Sotherton in "Mansfield Park" Caroline Leigh was also the grandmother of Chandos Leigh, first Baron Leigh the author and poet, associate of Byron and Sheridan

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        Braune Ralle.

      Johann Seligmann, Nuremburg 1753 - 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. Bird print. Etching with original hand coloring. Page measures 17" x 10", image measures 11.75" x 8.75".

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        Juizio de los Sacerdotes, doctrina practica, y anatomia de sus conciencias, dispuesta en seis platicas, que suele hazer al gremio Eclesiastico en sus Misiones, y una instruccion que da a un ilustrisimo Señor Obispo

      The first South American edition. 1753. Lima. Juan Joseph Gonzales de Cossio. In 8vo (197 mm x 145 mm). 1 [blank] + 23 ff. + 279 + 1 ff. Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink, a small portion missing, restored, most attractive. Title page with tear, no loss, a few foxing spots and uniform browning, else a fine copy with strong impression. First Limenian edition. A handsome South American printing; first printed in Spain, the work is ostensibly a guide for how Priest should behave, especially when dealing with natives. The reason for having an edition printed in Lima was the bad example and misbehaviour of the local priesthood. Calatayud, as many eminent men of the cloth of his day, was a Jesuit; he will die soon after the Society of Jesus lost the favour of the Spanish Crown. Palau, 39488. Medina, Lima, 1040.

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        Erläuterte Geschichte von dem Geschlecht des Jupiters nicht weniger als von den Argonautischen und andern Helden welche vor und zur Zeit der Eroberung des trojanischen Reichs gelebet haben, und in den Schriften der Alten, nach den fabelhaften Götterlehren, berühmt geworden sind, ja noch heut zu Tage allenthalben in den Gedichten, Schauspielen, und durch die Maler- und Bildhauerkunst, erhoben werden. Aus den bewährtesten Nachrichten zusammen getragen und historisch abgefasset, auch mit Landkarten versehen und durch alten Denkmälern bewähret, von einer Gesellschaft gelehrter Leute. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Gebrüder van Düren, Frankfurt und Leipzig 1753 - 4to. Mit 12 Kupfertaf., davon 9 mythologische (7 gef.), 1 gef. Ansicht Trojas u. 2 gef. Karten. Titelbl. in Rot u. Schwarz, XIV, 202; 400 S., 8 Bl. Ldr. d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden m. goldgeprägt. Supralibros u. RSchild. Rotschnitt. Hayn-Gotendorf II, 566: "Selten". - Ausführliche Geschichte der Götter und Helden unter Zitierung verschiedener Autoren und Angabe der Quellen in den Fußnoten. Erschlossen durch ein erläuterndes Register der Namen u. Orte. Mit schönen Kupfern, meist gest. v. Dublon nach D. B. de Montfaucon. - Einband berieben, Rücken oben u. unten m. Fehlstellen bis zum Buchblock, Ecken bestoßen, Vordergelenk in der unteren Hälfte angeplatzt. Ohne Frontispiz u. 1 weiteres Bl. vor dem Titel (vermutl. Vortitel oder weiß). Im Buchblock bis auf seltene schwache Stockflecken im Rande sehr sauber und wohlerhalten. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam

      London: A. Millar, 1753. Three volumes complete - Volume One - [14], xxxv, [3], 762pp; Volume Two - viii, [4], 614pp, [54] and Volume Three - xx, 750pp, [38]. Rebound in modern half morocco and boards, smooth spines, divided into six panels by gilt double rules, calf title label to second panel, volume label to fourth, with central lozenge tool in gilt to remaining panels. Externally very good, internally lightly browned with some occasional foxing. Titles in black and red, with a portrait of Bacon to volume one by Vertue. Lowndes describes this edition as "more methodical, more elegant, and every way more complete than any preceding" Lowndes 93. First Thus. Half Morocco and Boards. Good. Illus. by Vertue, George. Folio.

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        Observations Upon the Antiquities of the Town of Herculaneum, Discovered at the Foot of Mt. Vesuvius

      1753 - Original binding leather spine & corners, marbled boards, unmarked text. General shelf wear, rubbed covers, detached covers but present, rubbed extremeties, slightly chipped spine, PO's name and small amount of writing on inner board. DATE PUBLISHED: 1753 EDITION: 236 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Faramond, roman.

      Bauche,, Paris 1753 - First edition of the marquis de Surgères' abridgement of La Calprenèdes massive historical romance on the early history of France, first published in 12 volumes (1661-70). Following the success of his earlier abridgement of Cassandre, he reduces the text of Faramond to manageable size for a contemporary audience. 4 vols, 12mo (165 × 92 mm), pp. [4], xxii, 447, [1]; [4], 490; [4], 1-456, 459-553, [1]; [4], 1-432, 439-486, 481-530, complete (with half-titles) despite mispaginations in the final vol. Woodcut ornaments. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt panelled spines, red morocco labels. Slightly rubbed, but an excellent set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        Troisième partie de la carte d'Asie, contenant la Sibérie, et quelques autres parties de la Tartarie

      Jean Baptiste Delafosse Paris: Jean Baptiste Delafosse, 1753. Map. Engraving with hand-coloring. Images measure 10 1/4 x 21". Sheets measure 23 x 33 1/2". This diptych map of Tartary illustrates the countries, rivers, and topography of the region. The map extends from Afghanistan to Kamczatka and from the Arctic Circle to Mongolia. Country borders are hand-colored. A decorative cartouche with Siberian wildlife and personifications of the trade winds appears in the upper left-hand corner with geographical notes in French below. The map is in good condition with full deluxe margins. Both sheets have some chips and staining at the edges, not affecting the image. Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville (1697-1782) was a French geographer and cartographer whose accurate, research-based work raised the standards for 18th-century map-making.

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        THE COMPLETE ENGLISH SCHOLAR

      London, A. Millar. 1753.. In three parts. Containing a new, short and familiar method of instructing children and perfecting grown persons in the English tongue and of learning grammar in general without the help of Latin. In which the various lessons are adapted to convey the the ruling principles of life, and mend the heart at the same time that they enlighten the understanding. FIRST EDITION, 1753. 8vo, approximately 205 x 120 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages [6], xviii, [4], 556, bound in full old calf, gilt ruled border to covers, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, no lettering or label. Binding rubbed and worn, upper hinge cracked but cover holding firmly, corners slightly worn, front pastedown damaged by removal of bookplate, name at top of title page which is lightly browned in the margins, large brown stain on 2 sets of facing pages, showing to a lesser extent on the 2 pages preceding and following, no loss of legibility, a few other pages lightly age-browned, last 2 pages lightly browned at fore-edge, otherwise contents clean, textblock tight and firm. A good copy of a scarce 18th century grammar. Part I is on reading, Part II consists of pieces to read chosen from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, Mr Rollin, Pope, Dryden and from history and geography "design'd to inspire youth with sentiments of true piety, real greatness, and solid learning", Part III is an "English Grammar, by way of question and answer" which addresses spelling and etymology of English words. Little is known about James Buchanan (fl. 1753-73) other than that he was a Scot and published also Linguae britannicae vera pronunciatio in 1757. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        BENEDICTI XIV PONT MAX DE SYNODO DIŒCESANA Libri octo

      ss lieu Ferrariæ 1753 - , in-4, pl. veau raciné fauve, tit. doré sur pc. brune, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de fleurons, dentelles et filets dorés encadrant les caissons et dentelles dorées sur les nerfs, tr. rouges, cul-de-lampe, bandeaux et lettrines, (1er plat lég. taché, 2ème plat lég. épidermuré, ptt accrocs au dos, coupes et coins émoussés avec mq. au coin inf. du 1er plat, mouillures marginales sur les premiers ff.), bon état malgré les défauts, [12 ff.]-648 p.

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        Vue d'optique

      R. Sayer. R. Sayer., 1753. A View of the Tower with the Bridge & part of the City of London from the River./Vue de la Tour, du Pont et partie de la Ville de Londres prise de la Riviere. Size: 400 x 255 mm. Copper engraving. Good condition. Spectacular view of the Thames filled with sailing and rowing boats. On the right in the foreground is the Tower of London . Upstream London Bridge can be seen with St Pauls beyond. Engraved by MULLER, J.

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        Vue Perspective. A View of the Custom House with part of the Tower taken from ye River Thames London/ Vue de la Douane de Londres et d'une partie de la Tour prise de la Thamise

      1753. Copper engraving. Original colour. Small hole (2mm) at lower centre. Very good condition. Mounted size: 58.5 x 45cm. Size: 38 x 22.5 cm. (15 x 9 inches). Vue d'optique of the north bank of the River Thames showing the Custom's House and the Tower of London in the distance. Boats on the river are unloading at the quayside. Characteristic reversed text runs along the top of the image. These perspective views were intended for use in an optical diagonal machine. When the spectator looks at perspective views through the lens of the viewing machine, an illusion of recession is produced.

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        Recueil De Pieces Authentiques : Pour Servir a L'Histoire De La Paix D' Aix-La Chapelle, Conclue En MDCCXLVIII. L'On Ya Joint Un Recueil De Pieces Egalement Authentiques Touchant La Paix De Dresde Conclue En MDCCXLV / Recueilli Par Mr. R***

      Londres, 1753. 1st Edition. Referenced by: ESTC, citation no. 168853, From ESTC: The imprint is false; possibly printed in Germany. Physical desc. : 109 p. ; 18 cm. Very good copy in the original title-printed, stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly dust-dulled . Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.

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

      Paris. 1753.. Two volumes. [4],x,261; [4],338pp., plus five plans (three folding), four plates of native plants and trees, and a folding engraved map of Louisiana. Half titles. Modern calf, gilt leather labels. 19th- century ownership inscription on half titles and titlepages. Half titles reinforced at edges with tissue. Some light foxing. Very 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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        Índice de la Philosofia Moral, Christiano-Política, dirigido a los Nobles de nacimiento y espíritu. Segunda impression, corregida y addicionada por el mismo Autor

      Gerona, por Antonio Oliva, Impressor y Librero en la calle de las Ballesterías, 1753. 4to.; portada en dos tintas, 10 hs., 443 pp., 2 hs. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época.

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        Journal Contenant tout ce qui s'est passé à Rome & en France, dans l'affaire de la Constitution Unigenitus, avec des anecdotes très-intéressantes pour connoître les intrigues & le caractère de ceux qui ont demandé & soutenu la dite Constitution, aussi-bien que tous ceux qui y ont eu part.

      Aux dépens de la Société,, A Rome, 1753 - Due volumi di cm. 26, pp. (4) xvi, 339; (4) 504. Ritratto dell'autore entro medaglione al frontespizio del primo volume ed una bella testata figurata. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Dentelles interne, tagli dorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Si tratta dell'unica opera del dottore di Sorbonne e vicario di Parigi Dorsanne. Cfr. Missiaglia (biogr. univ.); "La narrazione n'è semplice e priva d'ornamenti, ma in ricambio piena di racconti e particolarità. Sembre che l'autore abbia tutto veduto e tuuto inteso, le conversazioni più segrete, le negoziazioni più misteriose, ciò che si è trattato nell'ombra dei gabinetti, come ciò ch'è avvenuto a saputa di tutti.". Non comune edizione originale, apparso lo stesso anno anche in fomato minore (in sei volumi). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Buch von den Einkünften, oder dessen Vorschläge, wie das bereiteste Vermögen grosser Herren und Staaten nach ächten Grund-Sätzen des Finanz-Wesens zu vermehren, aus dem Griechischen ins Deutsche übersetzt und mit historisch-politischen Anmerkungen, sonderlich aber von Oeconomischen, Policey-, Cammer- und Finanz-Sachen versehen durch G. H. Zincken

      Wolfenbüttel u. Lpz., Meißner 1753.. 8°. 30 Bll., 502 (1) S. Pbd. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Etw. berieb. Humpert 145 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe von "De vectigalibus." Georg Heinrich Zincken (1692-1762) w<r Minister und Professor für Rechtswissenschaft in Helmstedt

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        An Abstract from the Works of John Hutchinson, Esquire. Being a Summary of his Discoveries in Philosophy and Divinity

      Edinburgh - Printed by R. Fleming, 1753 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce copy of An Abstract from the Works of John Hutchinson, Esquire. Being a Summary of his Discoveries in Philosophy and Divinity with table of titles and Editor&#39;s Preface to front and with postscript about Hebrew to rear. First edition. Illustrated with two plates. John Hutchinson (1674 - 1737) was an English theological writer. A complete edition of his publications, edited by Robert Spearman and Julius Bate, appeared in 1748; an Abstract of these followed in 1753; and a Supplement, with Life by Spearman prefixed, in 1765. From the antiquarian library of David Arthur Pailin, with bookplate to front pastedown, ink inscription dated February 1979 and notes inserted. Condition: Rebound in quarter leather with cloth covered boards. Externally, in excellent condition with only very slight wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot and handling marks to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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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; it Governments, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military; Incorporations of Trade and Manufactures; Courts of Justice; State of Learning; Charitable Foundations, &c

      Edinburgh: Hamilton, Balfour and Neill, 1753. First edition. Hardcover. Recased in modern quarter brown calf, green leather spine label printed in gilt, and green cloth. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 518 pages. Large 4to, 35 x 22 cm. Twenty full-page copper engraved plates by Fourdrinier [see: RUSSELL --GUIDE TO BRITISH TOPOGRAPHICAL PRINTS, p.190], folding plan of Edinburgh, plus two additional 19th century maps of Edinburgh bound-in: one dated 1828 (Drawn and engraved for the General Post Office), and Plan of Leith by W.H. Lizars. Index. Raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt, top margins dampstained not affecting text, one map repaired at verso with archival tape, text clean overall.

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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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        Histoire du peuple de dieu. 1. und 2. Teil in 18 Bänden. (Mischauflage). Mit 2 gefalteten gestochenen Karten und 3 gefalteten Tabellen.

      Paris, Bordelet und Den Haag, Neaulme 1753 - Marmorierte Ledereinbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. (Kapitale teilw. mit schmalen Fehlstellen, teilw. Bezugs- bzw. Gelenkfehlstellen durch Wurmfraß). Vergl. De Backer /S. I, 1358ff. - Cioranescu I, 11559 - Ebert I, 164. - Die Geschichte der Hebräer, die Berruyer anhand des alten und Neuen Testaments rekonstruiert liegt hier wie folgt vor: der erste Teil in der Pariser Neuausgabe von 1753 (10 Bände) und der 2. Teil über das Neue Testament in der Oktav-Ausgabe, die im selben Jahr wie die Erstausgabe in Den Haag erschien. - Eventuell fehl 1 Frontispiz. - Teilweise etwas stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt, einheitlich hübsch gebunden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nieuwe kaart van het Oostelykste Deel der WeereldÖ

      Amsterdam,: Isaak Tirion, 1753.. Handcoloured map measuring 360 x 490 mm. (sheet size); mounted, fine. A colourful and attractive eighteenth-century Dutch map of the Old World, Africa, Asia and Australasia. Interestingly, it depicts the Australian continent connected to the landmass of New Guinea - an archaism given that Abel Tasman proved the two lands distinct and separate in 1643, some 110 years prior to the publication of this map. Ironically, a large river flowing from the deep interior of the continent into the Gulf of Carpenteria is named 'Abel Tasman's R.' Also discovered and named by Tasman, Van Diemen's land (being present-day Tasmania) is also notably absent and the entire south-eastern mass of the continent is approximated in dotted lines stretching to the extreme south. As was conventional of the era, present day Western Australia is labelled New Holland, and the landfalls of principal eighteenth-century Dutch voyagers are noted.The Amsterdam based publisher Isaak Tirion (1705-1769) is known to have produced books, charts and maps for the Dutch mercantile elite. Tirion was primarily a cartographic publisher, who issued several lavish atlases as well as smaller geographical guides (literally 'Hand Atlas'), from which this attractive map is derived. During his prolific career Tirion was associated with the Dutch East India Company; in 1757 Willem Udemans, a shipwright and director of the VOC shipyard at Middelburg commissioned Tirion to print a treatise on naval architecture. He also published a Dutch language edition of Commodore Anson's circumnavigation in 1749, a work remarkable for the quality of its maps and charts.

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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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        The Eight Volumes of Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy

      54 - London - A. Wilde, S. and E. Ballard, J. Brotherton, W. Meadows, T. cox and R. Ware et al, 1753 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy is an eight-volume collection of fictional letters claiming to have been written by an Ottoman spy named Mahmut, in the French court of Louis XIV. Complete in eight volumes. Volume I is a 25th edition and the remaining volumes are 13th editions. With a portrait of Mahmut the Turkish Spy to the frontispiece of volume I. It is agreed that the first volume of this work was written by Giovanni Paolo Marana (1642-1693), a Genoese political refugee to the French court of Louis XIV. There has long been a controversy as to the authorship of the volumes subsequent to Marana&#39;s first. They have been attributed to many writers, most notably Robert Midgley and William Bradshaw who produced the English translation. However, given the similarities between the letters, and the stylistic coherence of the whole series, the likeliest author is Marana himself. The volumes contain fictional letters written by one Mahmut the Arabian. The letters cover the period of 1637 to 1682 in France, from the last years of the Regency of Anne of Austria and Cardinal Richelieu through the long reign of Louis XIV and his minister Cardinal Mazarin. The Letters form a rambling journal of gossip on current politics and satire on society. With a previous owner&#39;s bookplate to each front pastedown. Condition: In calf bindings with modern leather spine labels. Externally, sound with slight cracking to seven joints. Very slight loss to leather at head or tail of spine of five volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Ink mark to rear free endpaper of volume III and slight evidence of past worming to last few pages of volume VII. Generally bright and clean but with slight spotting and marks to first and last few pages of each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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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'Argenville'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's owner. This influential guide was written and published anonymously in 1709 by d'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. (Berlin Cat. 3464).

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        Memoirs Of The Life Of the late Right Honourable John Lindesay of Glenesk; And Lord Lindesay of the Byers. One of the Sixteen Peers for Scotland; Lieutenant-General of His Majesty&#39;s Forces; And Colonel of the Royal North British Grey Dragoons

      London: Printed for Henry Köpp, And Sold by Mr. Newbery, Mr. Owen, and Mr. Paterson, 1753., 1753. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., [10]list of subscribers, [40], 432, [11]appendix, [1]blank, [2]errata & ads. engraved frontis. portrait & 5 folding engraved plans. 2 engraved headpieces (coats of arms). modern quarter calf (2 plans with neatly repaired tears - no loss, light dampstain to 1 plan). First Edition of this biography of military commander John Lindsay, twentieth Earl of Crawford [1702-1749]. In 1735 he received permission to join the imperial army under Prince Eugéne, distinguishing himself in particular at the battle of Claussen. In April of 1738 he travelled to St. Petersburg, having received from the Czarina Anne Iwanowa the command of a regiment of horse with the rank of general, and joined the army of Marshal Munich, then engaged in a war against the Turks. "He soon acquired great proficiency in the mode of warfare practised by the Russians, and excited special admiration by his horsemanship and his prowess with the sword. After the retreat of Munich to Kiow, Crawford left him and joined the imperialists near Belgrade.In April he rejoined the imperialists at Peterwaradin under Marshal Wallis. At the battle of Krotzka, 22 July, 1739, he was so severely wounded by a musket ball in the left thigh, that for some time his life was despaired of, and his health was permanently injured.". (DCB) He later served under the Earl of Stair at Hoschstet, and commanded the brigade of life guards at Dettingen. With the rank of brigadier-general he joined the allied army near Brussels in May of 1744, and fought at the battle of Fontenoy in April of 1745. The following May he was made a major-general, and on the outbreak of the rebellion in Scotland, he was appointed by the government to command six thousand Hessian troops, with whom he secured the towns of Perth and Stirling, and the passes into the lowlands. He subsequently served for a brief period in the Netherlands.. F.

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

      Kopenhagen und Leipzig, Rothe 1753.. 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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        MEMORIAL AJUSTADO DEL PLEYTO DE APREHENSION DE LA BARONIA DE GURREA, Villas, Lugares, Castillos y Pardinas de que se compone, introducido a instancia de doña Juana de Gurrea,

      - y don Melchor de Funes, y Villalpando, su marido Condes de Atarés. Hallase en el articulo de propiedad, en que litigan don Joseph Antonio de Gurrea, Conde de Bureta, Maria Francisca Abarca de Bolea, Condesa viuda de Atarés, Cristóval Pio de Gurrea, Conde de Atarés, Jose Claudio de Gurrea Bermudez de CAstro, Marqués de Cañizar y María Ignacia Bermúdez de Castro y Azlor, Marquesa de CAmporreal. Extrahido por Pablo Marcellán, Fiscal de todas Rentas Reales en el Reyno de Aragón. En Zaragoza, Imprenta del Rey, 1753, 20x28, 285 páginas. 1 gran arbol geneálogico desplegable con la sucession de la Casa, y Baronía de Gurrea , y sus agregados. Portada en orla con pequeño sello de la biblioteca del Conde de Bureta. Encuadernación casera de época, la lomera muda en piel y las tapas son guardas de papel de aguas. El interior perfecto con papel limpio y grandes márgenes. (53804).

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        Neuer Garten-Saal

      Frankfurt a.M.: Möllerischen Buchhandlung, 1753. oder vollständige Beschreibung aller einheimischen und ausländischen Stauden-, Knollen, Zwiebel- und Blumengewächse, wodurch deren lustiger Anbau auf leichte Art erklärt und den Gartenliebhabern zuverlässige Nachricht gegeben wird, wie man allerhand Arten schöner Blumen ausserordentlich groß und gefüllt machen, auch den Nelken, Aurickeln, Levcojen. uc. verschiedene artige Farben beybringen, selbige dabey erhalten und vermehren könne. Nebst Gründlicher Anweisung zu der raresten Orngerie-Lust-un d Blumen-Bäumen, grünen Hecken, Wänden, Pyramiden und anderen prächtigen Auszierungen zu gelangen, die ausländischen Gattungen durch das Wasser zu Blüthen und Früchten zu befördern und einen Arzney-Obst und Küchen-Garten zugleich anzulegen. Franckfu rt am Mayn 1753. 12mo. 8; 696; 365 pp. Calf (rubbed, front joint broken but sowing is still intact). Very clean.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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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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        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&#39;s discreet inkstamp to verso of frontispiece, title page. Occasional pencil markings in the margins. Heister&#39;s last book, with over 600 cases. Lorenz Heister (1683-1758) was a surgeon, botanist and anatomist. &#39;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.&#39; -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&#39;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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