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        Chur Bayrisch Geistlicher Calender auf daß Jahr 1754-(1758).

      Mchn., (1753-57).. 18 x 11 cm. Mit 5 (4 mehrf. gefalt.) Frontispizen, 2 Titeln, 4 Zwischentiteln, 3 Widmungen, 4 Erläuterungen, 11 Bordüren, Kopfvignetten, 41 (2 mehrf. gefalt.) Porträts, 78 teils gefalt. Wappen und 24 (3 mehrf. gefalt.) Tafeln, alles in Kupfer gestochen. HLdr. um 1900 mit Rsch.. Pfister 622: "Reich ausgestatt. Kupferwerk, cplt. nicht häufig. - Inh: 1. Rentamt München. 2. Rentamt Burghausen. 3. Rentamt Landshut. 4. Rentamt Straubing. 5. Regierung Amberg. Das geschätzte Werk handelt auch über die Geschichte der einzelnen Stifter u. Klöster, mit Nennung der Aebte, Prälaten etc.". - Die Tafeln zeigen vorwiegend Gnadenbilder und die Wappen der Klöster. - Teils stärker fleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten. Die Kupfer in guten Abdrucken.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Histoire generale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre... Nouvelle edition. Tome dixieme.

      La Haye, De Hondt, 1753.. 4°. XII, 585 pp., 1 f., with 4 plates and 11 maps Contemporary mottled calf with richly gilt spine and spine label. Histoire generale des voyages, depuis le commencement du XVme siecle, dixieme partie. Livre quartieme. Voyages dans la Tartarie, le Tibet, la Bukkarie, et a la Chine. - With maps and views or costumes from Bali, Mauritius, the Maledives, Goa, Malaysia, New Zealand and Jakarta. - - Etwas bestoßen und beschabt, Deckel mit kleineren Wurmspuren, Kapital unten mit kleiner Fehlstelle,. Spiegel mit Spuren eines abgelösten Exlibris, innen schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Dekorativ gebunden und vollständig mit allen Karten und Tafeln. - Complete with all 15 maps and plates!.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        La science des negocians et teneurs de livres, ou instruction generale pour tout ce qui se pratique dans les comptoirs des negocians, tant pour les affaires de banque, que pour les marchandises, & chez les financiers pour les comptes. Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee & augmentee.

      Paris, Durand, 1753.. (1) weißes Bl., XVI, 608 S., (1) weißes Bl., Lederband der Zeit auf vier unechten Bünden, goldgeprägtes Rückenschild, reiche florale Rückenvergoldung, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt, marmorierte Vorsätze (Kapital mit winziger Fehlstelle, Ecken berieben), 12,8 x 19,8 cm.. (Hausdorfer, Accounting Bibl., S. 194 mit einer abweichenden Verlagsangabe). - S. 419 mit kl. Randeinriß, S. 435 mit Randabriß, sonst schönes, nahezu fleckenfreies und ungebräuntes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach]
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        Territorii Episcopatus Osnabrugensis Tabula geographica

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Tobias Mayer bei Homann Erben 1753: . Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Tobias Mayer bei Homann Erben 1753. 50.5x45.5 cm. - Israel / Borchers 10 - Prinz, Osnabrück S. 280f. - Roth, Mayer S. 180 - Der Osnabrücker Johann Heinrich Meuschen, praktischer Arzt und naturwissenschaftlicher Sammler, hatte um 1748 die Gigas-Karte von 1631 berichtigt und ergänzt, nach dieser Vorlage arbeitete Tobias Mayer die Karte für die Verleger Homann Erben. Bistumskarte mit Einteilung in die Ämter, unten links eingesetzt eine Karte des Amtes Reckenberg (16,5 : 13,5 cm), darüber eine ländliche Szene mit Männern bei der Feldarbeit und beim Brotbacken, in der Umrandung das Osnabrücker Wappen. Die Legende u. a. mit Unterscheidung der Dörfer nach katholischer, evangelischer und gemischter Bevölkerung. - Die ländliche Szene im Druck etwas blass, unten links in der Plattenkante, jedoch außerhalb der Darstellung, neuer Papierrand angesetzt.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Methodus fungorum exhibens genera, species et varietates cum charactere, differentia specifica, synonomis, solo, loco et observationibus.

      Berlin, Scholae Realis, 1753.. (19 x 11,5 cm). 162 (36) S. Mit 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung.. Einzige Ausgabe dieses seltenen Pilzbuches. Es ist "das erste umfassende Werk ausschließlich über Pilze" (Volbracht). - Gleditsch (1714-1786), Professor für Botanik in Berlin und Direktor des dortigen botanischen Gartens, ist ein eifriger Vorkämpfer des Sexualsystems bei Pilzen und tritt für deren Fortpflanzung durch Samen ein. In seinen Arbeiten berücksichtigt er, ebenso wie Schaeffer, bereits morphologische Gesichtspunkte. Die Tafeln, in kräftigen Abdrucken, zeigen eine Vielzahl von Schwämmen. - Vereinzelt gering gebräunt. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar in dekorativem Einband. - Pritzel 3356; Volbracht 739; nicht bei Uellner.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Methodus Fungorum Exhibens Genera, Species et variantes cum Charactere, Differentia Specifica, Synonomis, Solo, Loco et Observationibus Systema Plantarum a Staminum Situ Secundum Classes, Ordines et Genera cum Characteribus Essentialibus

      . Berlin 1753 und 1764, zwei Bücher in eins gebunden System Plantarum 104 S. Vorwort und Einteilungen, 324 S. Text, davon 4 S. falsch eingebunden, Methodus Fungorum 162 S. und 32 S. Index sowie 6 Faltkupfertafeln mit Detailansichten der verschiedenen Pilze, das Pilzbuch hat neben den lateinischen Eigenschaften auch eine deutsche!! Beschreibung!, Originalhalbledereinband der Zeit mit abgelpatztem Originalrüsckenschild, berieben, etwas bestossen, gut, mehrfach gestempelt, selten erste Pilzmonographie. Versandkostenpauschale unabhängig der Menge 6 EUR bis 30 kg nach Deutschland und 12 EUR innerhalb der EU-Länder!

      [Bookseller: Windau Antiquariat]
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        Methodus Fungorum exhibens genera, species et varietates cum charactere, differentia specifica, synonomis, solo, loco et observationibus.

      1753. Berolini, sumtibus Scholae Realis, 1753. 8vo (184 x 115mm). pp. 162, (36, index), with 6 engraved folded plates. Contemporary blue boards. "The mycological reputation of Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch (director of the botanic garden of the Academy of Sciences, Berlin, and lecturer in the medical school) mainly rests on his 'Methodus fungorum' published in 1753, the same year of the 'Species Plantarum' (of Linnaeus) and notable as being the first book exclusively devoted to fungi. Although based on ten of the genera recognised by Linnaeus, their grouping shows an advance on that of earlier and contemporary authors" (Ainsworth. Introduction to the history of mycology, pp. 252-254). Old stamp on title. Provenance: Signature of Römer, Swiss botanist on inside frontcover. Stafleu & Cowan I, 2031..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Methodus Fungorum exhibens genera, species et varietates cum charactere, differentia specifica, synonomis, solo, loco et observationibus. Berlin, scholae realis 1753. 8°. 162 S. 18 Bll. (Index) mit 6 (gef.) Kupfertafeln, Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Volbracht 739: "Selten" - Pfister 49 - Stafleu-C. I, 2031.- "The mycological reputation of Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch (director of the botanic garden of the Academy of Sciences, Berlin, and lecturer in the medical school) mainly rests on his 'Methodus fungorum' published in 1753, the same year of the 'Species Plantarum' (of Linnaeus) and notable as being the first book exclusively devoted to fungi. Although based on ten of the genera recognised by Linnaeus, their grouping shows an advance on that of earlier and contemporary authors" (Ainsworth. Introduction to the history of mycology, pp. 252-254).- Titel mit gelöschtem Stempel, wenige hs. Anmerkungen, leicht gebräunt od. braunfleckig, Rücken unter Verwendung d. alten Rsch. fachm. erneuert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        The world. By Adam Fitz-Adam

      London: R. & J. Dodsley, 1753-56 London: R. & J. Dodsley. 1753-56. "First edition, 4 volumes in 2, folio, original calf-backed marbled boards, red morocco labels on 1 spine only; joints cracked, extremities rubbed and worn; top of one spine a bit chipped, a number of the individual issues showing previous folds; a good set of the complete file of the 209 weekly numbers 1753-56 and bound up with collective title-pp. The World was a popular, if short-lived, weekly containing articles from many luminaries of the day, and has its special place in the history of Johnson's Dictionary as it includes Lord Chesterfield's two essays published in November and December, 1754, finally acknowledging Johnson's achievement virtually on the eve of its publication: ""Perfection is not to be expected from man; but if we are to judge from the various works of Mr. Johnson already published, we have good reason to believe that he will bring this as near to perfection as any one man could do. The plan of it, which he published some years ago, seems to me to be a proof of it. Nothing can be more rationally imagined, or more accurately and elegantly expressed. I therefore recommend the previous perusal of it to all those who intend to buy the Dictionary, and who, I suppose, are all those who can afford it."" The World was edited by the fabulist and dramatist Edward Moore (1712-57) under the pseudonym Adam Fitz-Adam, who contributed 61 of the numbers, and was devoted to satirizing the vices and follies of fashionable society. Another of the contributors was Horace Walpole. This edition does not include the additional essay, ""A World Extraordinary,"" written by Walpole, and subsequently published in January of 1757. Hazen, p. 157-58; NCBEL II, 559."

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        M. Tullii Ciceronis Opera, cum Delectu Commentariorum, in usum Serenissimi Delphini (9 Tomes - Complet) Tomus I : Quo Rhetorica continentur ; II : Qui Philosophicorum primus ;III : Qui Philosophicorum alter ; IV : Qui orationum primus ; V : Qui orationum secundus ; VI : Qui orationum tertius ; VII : In quo epistolae ad familiares ; VIII : In quo Epistolae ad Atticum ; IX : In quo epistolae ad Q. fratrem, etc.

      1753 - Commentaires par Pierre Olivet, notes de Jacopo Facciolati, 9 vol. in-4 reliure demi-vélin blanc, Typis Seminarii, apud Joannem Manfrè, Patavii [ Padoue ], 1753. xxiv, 668 p.; xvi, 677, [1] p.; 642, [2] p.; viii, 672 p.; 618 p.; 644 p.; 704, [4] p.; 680 p.; 405, [2], 228 p. Complet. Etat satisfaisant (dos renforcé au papier kraft, anciens cachets d'institutions religieuses, étiquette de cote en garde, grignotage de rongeur n'affectant pas le texte en tome 2, petite restauration angulaire ancienne n'affectant pas le texte en p. de titre du tome 1, absence de papier en plats). Prix en l'état. Langue: Latin

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        Braune Ralle

      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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        A View of Stock's Market

      1753.. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Excellent condition. Mounted size 67 x 54cm Size: 45 x 32 cm. (17½ x 12½ inches) A beautiful engraving, crisp and clear, of Stock's Market, once one of London's liveliest markets, showing an abundance of street life - market traders, street sellers, carriages, dogs. Title along lower edge. Stocks Market was cleared for the building of Mansion House and moved to Farringdon Street

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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 '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'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.

      [Bookseller: Classic Books and Ephemera]
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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 1753 - 3 volume set. Folios. 38 cm. Contemporary full leather binding. Spine rebacked and restored. 6 raised bands. Gilt flourish. Hardcover. Very good binding and cover. Unmarked pages. Minor marginal dampstain to bottom corner edges, doesn't invade text. See our pictures. Titles in red and black. Portrait of Bacon. Lowndes 93. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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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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        Castel Toblino bei Trient.

      July 53. - Il disegno, a matita su carta pesante ritoccato a biacca, presenta una brunitura della carta dovuta all’esposizione alla luce di una precedente incorniciatura che ne aveva ridotto le dimensioni visibili (il disegno oltre questi limiti offre i profili del Dain Piccolo e del Monte Casale). La veduta (che porta solo l’indicazione del mese e delle due cifre finali dell’anno in cui è stata eseguita) è databile al 1753 per il tipo di carta e la tecnica della matita e biacca molto diffusa alla metà del XVIII secolo. Dal confronto con la prima testimonianza a stampa del castello, una veduta eseguita tramite l’acquatinta da Agostino Perini (Trento 1802-Padova 1878) su disegno di Francesco Citterio (Milano 1804-1898), inserita nell’opera: "PERINI, Agostino. I castelli del Tirolo colla storia delle relative antiche-potenti famiglie. Giovanni Pirotta, Milano - Marietti, Trento. 1831-39", emergono una serie di cambiamenti. Il più evidente è la mancanza dell’edificio antistante la cappella e posto più in basso sulle rive del lago (nella data del disegno evidentemente non ancora edificato ed ora adibito a bar), si nota inoltre a fianco del bastione circolare un muro merlato in seguito parzialmente demolito. Infine la merlatura di cinta è diroccata in molti punti. Il pittore ha siglato il disegno in basso a destra (GME) ponendo anche luogo e data in basso a sinistra (Castel Toblino bai Trient - July 53). Con buona probabilità trattasi della prima rappresentazione conosciuta del castello. Formato: 44x29 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Theoria Motus Lunae Exhibens Omnes Eius Inaequalitates. In additamento hoc idem Argumentum aliter Tractatur simulque ostenditur quemadmodum Motus Lunae cum Omnibus inaequalitatibus Innumeris aliis Modis repraesentairi atque ad Calculum revocaripossit.St. Petersburg: Academiae Imperialis Scientiarum, 1753.

      Very rare first edition of Euler's 'first lunar theory', the theoretical basis for Tobias Mayer's lunar tables that won the British Parliament prize for the longitude problem (see below). "Based on Newton's universal law of gravitation, Euler first developed his first lunar theory with the aid of his method of variation of orbital parameters. This method is fairly general in the sense that it cannot only be applied to the theory of lunar motion, but also to the planetary motion. Euler published his first lunar theory in his celebrated treatise 'Theory of lunar motion' in 1753. He continued his research for almost the next three decades to make significant improvement of his first lunar theory including the lunar orbit, Moon's position, equations for the Moon's motion, lunar eclipses and the period of revolution of the Moon." (Debnath: The Legacy of Leonhard Euler, p.365). "Astronomy owes to Euler the method of variation of arbitrary constants. By it he attacked the problem of perturbations, explaining, in case of two planets, the secular variations of eccentricities, nodes, etc. He was one of the first to take up with success the theory of the moon's motion by giving approximate solutions to the 'problem of three bodies'. He laid a sound basis for the calculation of tables of the moon." (Cajori: History of Mathematics, p.240). "The first Euler lunar theory had an important practical consequence: T. Mayer, an astronomer from Göttingen, compiled, according to its formulas, lunar tables (1755) that enabled the calculation of the position of the moon and thus the longitude of a ship with an exactness previously unknown in navigation. The British Parliament had announced as early as 1714 a large cash prize for the method of determination of longitude at sea with error not to exceed half a degree, and smaller prizes for less exact methods. The prize was not awarded until 1765; £ 3,000 went to Mayer's widow and £300 to Euler for his preliminary theoretical work. Simultaneously a large prize was awarded to J. Harrison for his construction of a more nearly perfect chronometer. Lunar tables were included in all nautical almanacs after 1767, and the method was used for about a century." Eneström 187; Sotheran, Second Supplement 3098; Honeyman 1068; Macclesfield 743.. Large 4to (276 x 228 mm). Fine contemporary calf with gilt spine lettering and red morocco label (some light wear to upper capital), pp. viii 347 (1:blank) and 1 engraved folding plate. A fine copy, completely unrestored, of one of Euler's rarest works

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        AN ESSAY ON THE ART OF INGENIOUSLY TORMENTING: WITH PROPER RULES FOR THE EXERCISE OF THAT PLEASANT ART

      Printed for A. Millar, London 1753 - A Spectacular Contemporary Copy in Fine Red Morocco. 203 x 127 mm (8 x 5"). 1 p.l., 234 pp. FIRST EDITION. OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO, covers with triple gilt fillet border, flat spine densely gilt with interlocking ovals composing a diapered pattern accented with gilt dots, black morocco label, gilt turn-ins, blue paste paper endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece of a cat tormenting a mouse in an oval frame inscribed "Celebrare Domestica Facta" ("Celebrate Domestic Deeds"), with a cartouche beneath bearing the motto "The cat doth play / And after slay." Front pastedown with contemporary armorial bookplate of Joshua Smith, Stoke Park; front free endpaper with armorial bookplate of Charles Tennant (see below for both). Spine label very slightly faded, trivial rubbing to extremities and two very small abrasions and a tiny dent on front board, B6-7 with a pea-size brown spot to inner margin at bottom, frontispiece with overall slight darkening, but all of these imperfections negligible, and, in sum, AN EXTRAORDINARILY FINE CONTEMPORARY COPY, the text exceptionally fresh and clean, and the binding lustrous and altogether pleasing. This is a once-in-a-decade copy of a wickedly funny satire on the joys of tormenting one's servants, children, spouse, friends, and general acquaintances, written by a woman who knew the pains of such an experience all too well. Like Swift's "Instructions to Servants," which is mentioned in the text, Collier's essay is an ironical advice book designed to instruct its readers in the best methods for teasing and mortifying their fellows for sadistic amusement. There are sections on tormenting those over whom one has power--servants, luckless unpaid companions, children, wives; and those one can control by affection--husbands, lovers, and friends. Good servants should be criticized harshly, bad servants kept on to annoy their co-workers. Children should be indulged and allowed to run wild: one cannot thus be accused of cruelty, but the spoiled offspring will be a misery to one's acquaintances, and eventually to themselves. Collier points out the devious ways that women (her primary targets) can manipulate their husbands and undermine their female friends. The essay concludes with the admonition to "Remember to do unto others, what you would least wish to have done unto yourself." A fable at the end suggests that Collier's own experiences prepared her to elucidate the work's central topic. As the daughter of an impoverished vicar, she (1714-55) knew about dependency on others who could insult and abuse at will. She never married, due in part to the lack of a dowry, and was forced to live on the benevolence of siblings and friends. But she was rich in literary contacts, among them Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding, whose sister Sarah collaborated with Collier on her only other work, a novel entitled "The Cry." Happily, the "Essay" was a critical and commercial success. Fielding declared that the work demonstrated Collier's possession of "an understanding more than Female, mixed with virtues almost more than human." The very attractive binding here was perhaps done for early owner Joshua Smith (1732-1819), a politician and member of Parliament with a familial connection to another great female writer, Jane Austen: his granddaughter Emma married Austen's nephew James Edward Austen. Our copy was later owned by a major force in the industrial world of the last half of the 19th century, Sir Charles Tennant (1823-1906), a Scottish millionaire, politician, and art patron who accumulated a vast fortune, mostly through his direction of the family's chemical and mineral extraction companies. In 1854, he purchased the mansion and estate called The Glen in Peeblesshire, where he assembled his world-class collection of masterpieces. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Erbauliche Betrachtungen über die Herrlichkeit der Schöpfung in den Gärten und Feldern, Neue Auflage mit Kupfern

      Grund und Holle, 1753 - 560 Seiten. 1. Betrachtungen über einen Blumengarten. 2. Prosaischer Lobgesang über die Werke der Schöpfung. 3. Betrachtungen über die Nacht. 4. Betrachtungen über den gestirnten Himmel. 5. Betrachtungen über den Winter. 6. Betrachtungen bey den Gräbern. Ledereinband mit echten Bünden, etwas abgegriffen, berieben, Farbübertrag zwischen den Seiten, aber alles gut lesbar, einige Seiten mit Altersflecken, Im Vorsatz Besitzerstempel und eine handschrifliche Eintragung Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 300

      [Bookseller: 1. Versandantiquariat Am Felsenmeer]
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        Opera Medica, quibus praeter tractatus varios, Prioribus subjunctos, alii rursus ad majorem Illustrationem, & utilius Augmentum adjiciuntur, quorum enumeration ac explicatio in subsequenti pagina continentur. Editio Novissima, omnibus hucusque editis auctior & emendatior (2 volumes).

      - Genevae, Sumptibus Fratrum Cramer, Perachon & Cramer, 1753, 2 volumes de 180x230 mm environ, 3 textes pour le tome I : (1) f., 1 faux titre, 1 frontispice avec portrait de l'auteur, un titre, (1) f., () ff. pages ; 1 titre, (13) ff., 163 pages, (2) ff. (index) ; (15) ff., (1) f., 207 pages, (4) ff. ( index), (1) f., - et 13 textes pour le tome II : (1) f., 2 pages de titre, (4) ff., 60 pages ; 32 pages, (2) ff., 23 pages ; (6) ff., 103 pages, (2) ff. ; (4) ff., 72 pages ; (4) ff., 100 pages ; 40 pages ; (4) ff., 44 pages ; 47 pages ; 36 pages ; 63 pages ; 71 pages, (1) f., reliures pleine basane marbrée fauve, dos à 5 nerfs portant titres et tomaisons dorés, ornés de caissons à motifs dorés, coupes dorées, tranches rouges, gardes marbrées. 2 tableaux dépliants dans le tome I. Trous de ver sur une coiffe, un mors et dans les marges internes, rares erreurs de pagination, des rousseurs, 2 coins émoussés, frottements et épidermures. Tome I : Richardi Morton Phthisiologia, sive Tractatus de Phthisi, variis Historiis illustrata - Ejusdem Pyretologia, sive Tractatus de Morbis acutis universalibus, variis Historiis illustrada - Ejusdem Pyretologia, sive Tractatus de Febribus inflammatoriis universalibus, variis Historiis illustrata.Tome II : Gualteri Harris Tractatus de Morbis acutis Infantum variis observationibus illustratus, Edition novissima, priori multo auctior. Ejusdem Observationes Medicae de Morbis aliquot gravioribus, & dissertatio de Lue Venerea - Vincentii Kettelaer Commentarius Medicus de Aphthis Belgarum - Guillielmi Cole novae hypotheseos ad explicanda Febrium intermittentium symptomata & typos excogitatae hypotyposis &c. Ejusdem Tractatus de Secretione Animali. Martini Lister Tractatus de morbis quibusdam Chronicis, quorum I. est de Hydrope ; II. de Diabete ; III. de Hydrophobia ; IV de Lue Venerea ; V. de Scorbuto ; VII. de Arthritide - Ejusdem Tractatus de Variolis variis historiis illustratus - Thomae Sydenham Processus integri in morbis sere omnibus curandis &c - Caroli Leigh, Phthisiologia Lancastriensis & Tentamen de Mineralibus Aquis - Dissertationes in novam, tutam, ac utilem methodum Inoculationis feu Transplantionis Variolarum - Antonii Sidobre Tractatus de Variolis & Morbillis - Richardi Mead de Variolis & Morbillis Liber, cui accessit Rhazis de Variolis & Morbillis Commentarius, ex Arabico Latine reditus.

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        Chronologia diplomatica celeberrimae, et antiquissimae universitatis Vindobonensis ab anno MCCXXXVII. [1237] ad annum MCCCLXXXIV. [1384].

      Wien, Johann Thomas Trattner, 1753. - (16), 191, (5) SS. Mit 9 gest. Tafeln (dav. 1 mehrf. gefalt.). (Beigebunden) II: Zeisl, Jakob. Cronologia [!] diplomatica celeberrimae, et antiquissimae universitatis Vindobonensis ab anno MCCCLXXXV. [1385] ad annum MCCCXCIX [1399]. Ebd., 1755. (4), 231, (1) SS. Halbpergamentband der Zeit mit hs. Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. 4to. Jeweils erste Ausgabe der beiden Teile dieser Sammlung von Urkunden und Dokumenten zur frühen Geschichte der 1365 von Herzog Rudolf IV. von Habsburg gegründeten Universität Wien. Die Kupfer zeigen herzögliche Siegel. - Eine der Tafeln offenbar verdruckt (kl. Fehlstelle) und noch zeitgenössisch durch Ansetzen eines Blattes und Montage eines Abbildungsteils bzw. eigenh. Ergänzung vervollständigt. Titel mit kl. Ausschnitten (kein Textverlust; alt hinterlegt). Durchgehend leicht stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt. Seemann, Trattner 213 und 337. Giese 82 und 141. Slg. Mayer 3433 und 3475. Stubenrauch 3611 und 4833. Erman/Horn II, 18413f. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Trait? des diamants et des perles, o? l?on considere leur importance, on etablit des regles certaines pour en connoitre la juste valeur, et l?on donne la vraie methode de les tailler.

      Subject: (Pietre preziose). Paris, Debure e Tillard, 1753, 8vo cartonato recente, pp. (8)-XXXV-104 e 10 tavole incise; all'inizio testatina inc. e cul-de-lampe xilografico. Prima edizione francese del "primo libro libro inglese che descrive come si possono valorizzare i diamanti e le perle in base alla grandezza, o al peso, e le varie modalit? di taglio". (Hard Cover)

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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."

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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.

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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]

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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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