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

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

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        The Commentaries of Caesar translated into English. To Which is Prefixed a Discourse Concerning the Roman Art of War

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

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        MÈmoires de Gaudence de Luques

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

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

      Augsberg: Johan Andreas Pfeffel, 1753. Octavo. (12), 368, (2)pp. The second German edition of Dézallier d'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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        2me CARTE PARTICULIERE des Costes de NORMANDIE

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

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

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

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        Dell&#39; elettricismo artificiale e naturale libri due

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

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

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

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        Americae Septentrionalis Pars I

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

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        De Groote Schouburgh der Nederlantsche Konstschilders en Schilderessen

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

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        Nytt förråd af äldre och nyare handlingar rörande nordiska historien.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Il Gimnasta in pratica, ed in teorica.

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Country Gentleman's Companion. In Two Volumes

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

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

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

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        Dell'elettricismo artificiale e naturale libri due

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

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        Publii Terentii Afri

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

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

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

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        Antiquor Imperiorum Tabula

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

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        Braune Ralle

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

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

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

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        ALGEMEINE GESCHICHTE DER LANDER UND VOLKER VON AMERICA

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

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

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

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        (LINNÉ, CARL von)

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

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        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

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

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

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        Employment For The Microscope In Two Parts

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

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

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

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        History of British Birds

      Bewick, Thomas: (1753-1828) History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 containing the description and history of land birds etc. Newcastle: Sol. Hodgson; Edward Walker 1797; 1804, 1804. 2 vols. 8vo. xxx, [ii], 335, [1]; xx, 400 pp. With 233 cuts of birds in the text. Contemporary half-polished calf over boards, spine gilt; an excellent copy with respect to the interior of the book. Unfortunately the board is detached and nearly off. This copy is signed by Henry Oates and presented to him by his Aunt Ann Rayner in Dec. 1797. Ascended from Joseph Henry Oates to Lawrence (Titus) Oates who accompanied Scott on his expedition to the South Pole.First edition, second issue as shown by the presence of the words "Wycliffe, 1791" from the figure of the sea eagle on p. 11 of Volume I. Mottled calf over paper boards with some damage to the leather on volume one and volume two. Occasional spotting but otherwise a nice clean and internally bright copy. This is a very rare set, owing in part to the signature and ascension of the Oates family. Published in two parts, the first deals with land birds, the second with water birds. "The text of the first volume was entirely written by Ralph Beilby; the illustrations are all by Bewick. It is as illustrator and artist that Bewick is best known, and mainly on account of his excellent woodcuts this work passed through numerous editions, a supplement being published by him in 1821. He also issued a number of small atlases of cuts without descriptive matter. The text in all the treatises bearing his name is mostly compilations from earlier writers." Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, is best remembered for his wood engravings, especially those in his two works of Natural History: A General History of Quadrupeds, and A History of British Birds, Vol. I, Land Birds, Vol. II, Water Birds. The methods of printing used in the eighteenth century led Bewick to develop techniques of engraving that far surpassed the work of his contemporaries. He lowered the surface of the blocks in the areas which he ?wished to appear pale, so as to give the effect of distance?.  These techniques, together with Bewick?s complete mastery of the traditional methods, and his artistic ability, resulted in some exquisite engravings. Masterful engraving indeed, but all too frequently the printers of the day had neither the opportunity, time, or the incentive, to produce fine, sensitive impressions. Today, printing the engravings individually and using a combination of eighteenth and nineteenth century techniques, and twentieth century materials, I was able to produce impressions that I hope go some way towards revealing the full potential of the blocks. As always it was both a privilege and a pleasure to print these wood engravings. Bewick was born in the north of England at Cherryburn, on the south bank of the river Tyne, twelve miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, a general engraver in Newcastle. Ten years later he formed a partnership with Beilby. Wood engraving was only a small part of the business and the majority of the work involved engraving inscriptions and decorations on a wide variety of objects such as guns, dog collars, harness, clock faces, rings, cutlery and the engraving of banknotes, billheads and even bookbinders' tools and letters. Bewick is best known for his wood engravings in his two works of natural history: A General History of Quadrupeds and A History of British Birds, Vol.1 Land Birds, Vol. 2 Water Birds. Bewick started to engrave the illustrations for the Quadrupeds in 1785, and in his autobiographical Memoir 1 recounts: 'The greater part of these Wood cuts were drawn & engraved at nights, after the days work of the shop was over. The book was very well received, and Bewick was encouraged to work on a history of birds.  © David Esslemont 1997. These books were purchased at a Dominic Winter Auction and further family provenance is as follows from a Oates historian. "Joseph Oates, whose name is inscribed in the volume, was the great-grandfather of Captain Oates. He was born in 1743 and died in 1824. His wife was Elizabeth Rayner, which accounts for the other signature in the book. Joseph Oates and Elizabeth Rayner had six children and the youngest, Edward (1792-1865) married Susan Grace in 1836. One of their five children was William Oates (1841-1896), the father of Captain Oates. His grandparents' names were included in the full name of Captain Oates - i.e. Lawrence Edward Grace Oates. There is a strong connection with travel and exploration throughout the Oates ancestors." There is no connection to be found that these books were taken on the expedition or recovered from the expedition, if they were, they would be worth considerably more than our price. It is safe, however to say that it was a treasured set by grandparents and parents of Oates and that both the great grandfather and father had interest in birds and collected such upon their travels around the world. From the age of 20 until his death at 32, Oates was mostly away in service or in the Antarctic. He spent 9 months at his ancestral home recovering from a leg wound he received in the Boer War in 1901.

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        Dissertation sur le Principe de la Moindre Action avec l&#39;Examen des Objections de M. le Prof. Koenig faites contre ce Principe [with facing title-page in Latin: Dissertatio de Principio Minimae Actionis...]

      Both titles with the woodcut vignette of the Prussian eagle. Latin & French texts on facing pages. 8 p.l., 223 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled sheep (minor rubbing, head of spine a trifle chipped), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Berlin: Michaelis, 1753. First edition of one of the very rarest of Euler&#39;s books; this copy, printed on large paper, bears the stamp on the title-page of Charles Marie de la Condamine (1701-74), the great mathematician and natural historian. La Condamine was Maupertuis&#39; closest friend, to whom he bequeathed all his papers. The principle of least action, originally formulated by Maupertuis in 1744, has proven to be one of the greatest and most fertile generalizations in the history of science. The first scientist to contradict Maupertuis was Johann Samuel König, who published some critical remarks in March 1751 and, in fact, claimed priority. This "resulted in perhaps the ugliest of all the famous scientific disputes. Its principal figures were Koenig, Maupertuis, Euler, Frederick II, and Voltaire; and as is well known, it left an unseemly stain on Euler&#39;s otherwise untarnished escutcheon."-D.S.B., VII, pp. 442-43. In the course of the dispute, Euler accused Koenig of forging a Leibniz letter. The first part of the text (pages 1-95) contains Euler&#39;s explanation of his concept of the theory of least action, in support of Maupertuis. Pages 98-195 provide Euler&#39;s careful examination of -- but really a strong attack on -- Koenig&#39;s March 1751 article. Pages 197-223 contain further notes by Euler on the controversy. The principle of least action "was clarified and underwent important developments at the hands of Hamilton and Jacobi in the 19th century...[It] has come to play a fundamentally important part in twentieth-century Physics...the discovery of its atomicity is the basis of the Quantum Theory."-Wolf, A History of Science, Technology, and Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, p. 69. Fine copy, printed on large paper. The lavish production of this work -- given Prussia&#39;s notorious austerity -- along with the fine paper and Prussian Eagles with Frederick&#39;s initials on both titles indicate that the publication was financed by him. Old stamp of a religious house and modern stamp of R.D.E. Gelin on verso of title. &#10087; For Euler&#39;s role, see D.S.B., IV, p. 471. Terrall, The Man Who Flattened the Earth. Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment, pp. 270-309. .

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

      London: Thomas Jefferys, 19 Feb 1753. Folio (24 x 16 1/2 inches). Engraved map of the Americas, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on 6 double- page copper engraved sheets, with original outline colour (each sheet 24 x 30 1/4 inches). (Bound without the letterpress colour key slip, 1" square repaired area in lower right corner of the image area of the first map sheet). Contemporary marbled-paper over pasteboard, early manuscript title lettering in ink to backstrip, modern morocco-backed cloth box, green morocco title labels to spine and upper cover. A very fine copy of this rare and fascinating atlas by an Irish cartographer of great ability: Braddock Mead (who worked under the name John Green) was one of the most gifted mapmakers working in London in the first half of the 18th-century. This atlas (essentially an unassembled six sheet wall map centered on the Americas] accurately documents European exploration in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans up to the mid-eighteenth century. The six sheets cover an area from 185 degrees west to 20 degrees east, and from 60 degrees south to 82 degrees north, and would form a map of about 60 x 48 inches if joined. The map records the tracks of all the latest voyages to the Arctic and the Bering Straits, as well as the Dutch voyages to the South Pacific. Overall, the map offers a clear record of the discoveries that had been made in the area as of 1753, just before an explosion of Western activity in the Pacific and the start of the search, in earnest, for the Northwest Passage. Each of the six double-page sheets includes tables recording distances and positions, the voyages of various explorers, and additional miscellaneous notes (many referring to other maps and mapmakers). Each map is individually titled along upper margin as follows: Sheet I: Chart containing part of the Icy Sea with the adjacent Coast of Asia and America Sheet 2: Chart comprising Greenland with the Countries and Islands about Baffin&#39;s and Hudson&#39;s Bays Sheet 3: Chart containing the Coasts of California, New Albion, and Russian Discoveries to the North; with the Peninsula of Kamchatka, in Asia, opposite thereto; and Islands, dispersed over the Pacific Ocean, to the North of the Line Sheet 4: Chart of the Atlantic Ocean, with the British, French, & Spanish Settlements in North America, and the West Indies Sheet 5: Chart containing the greater part of the South Sea to the South of the Line, with the Islands dispersed thro&#39; the same Sheet 6: Chart of South America, comprehending the West Indies, with the Adjacent Islands, in the Southern Ocean, and the South Sea Jefferys, the leading British mapmaker of the mid-eighteenth century, became geographer to the Prince of Wales in 1746 and geographer to the King in 1760. He published a remarkable number of maps and charts, many of the North American continent. "The genius behind Jefferys in his shop was a brilliant man who at this time went by the alias of John Green. He made a great six-sheet map of North and South America (1753), concerning which he said, &#39;The English charts of America being for the general very inaccurate, I came to a resolution to publish some new ones for the use of British navigators.&#39; In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green&#39;s personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th-century British map makers. John Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland before 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and around 1717 moved to London. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress. He also worked with Chambers on his Universal Dictionary. After he got out of gaol, he took the name of Green, and subsequently worked for Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. Mead &#39;had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer ... One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps ... Mead&#39;s contributions to cartography stand out ... At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit." (Cumming). Complete suites of the six maps are rare. In 1991, the Dupont set sold for $12,000 hammer; in 2007, the Frank Streeter set sold for $60,000. A separately-issued pamphlet on the map is seldom found together with the map, and is not included with this set. Lada-Mocarski quotes an 1899 Henry Stevens catalogue concerning the map: "We have never before met with the Remarks and Chart together. The latter is very rarely complete, as the 6 charts has a complete border and title so that they were evidently sold separately as required." Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green..." Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.45-47; Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, 28538; Phillips, A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 1196; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.109; Lada-Mocarski 10.

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

      Leipzig, Lankische Erben, 1753 - 1754.. 3 in 6 Bänden. Mit gest. Portr. von J. C. G. Fritzsch u. 3 gest. Titelvignetten. Dekorative HPrgt.-Bde. des 19. Jhdts. mit rotem Rückenschild. 20,5 x 13 cm.

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        Veduta del Vesuvio di Napoli.

      Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm. 22,3 x 31,1 (alla lastra), cm 31,3 x 51 ca. (il foglio), firmata in bs. a sn. "Adr.no Manglard fecit Romae, 1753". Veduta del porto di Napoli incisa a Roma dal celebre pittore francese Adrien Manglard, pittore e incisore all'acquaforte, nato a Lione il 12 marzo 1695, morto a Roma il 31 luglio 1760 (Scuola Francese). Pittore, disegnatore e incisore francese, attivo in Italia. Figlio di in pittore mediocre e figlioccio di Adriaen van der Cabel (o der Kabelle, di cui fu allievo), fu ammesso all'Accademia Reale di Parigi e apprese l'arte della pittura anatomica da Fr?re Imbert, a Lione. Nel 1715 effettu? un viaggio a Roma, dove spese la maggior parte del tempo realizzando studi di imbarcazioni, di Turchi e di cammelli. Fu allievo di Joseph Vernet e visse per lungo tempo in Italia. Studi? anche nella bottega di Bernardino Fergioni (1674-1738) e acquis? altre nozioni dagli artisti del circolo dello scultore Pierre Legros, che avrebbe acquistato due paesaggi marini di Manglard prima del 1719. Membro dell'Accademia di San Luca a Roma dopo il 1735, esegue dei lavori per i palazzi della citt?, tra cui i Rospigliosi e Colonna. Ha inciso marine, paesaggi e soggetti di storia. La sua abilit? con i soggetti marini era tale che la sua carriera decoll? rapidamente: fra i prestigiosi clienti anche Vittorio Amedeo II, Duca di Savoia e Re del Piemonte, che acquist? due opere nel 1726, Philip Duca di Parma (morto nel 1765), che ne acquist? altre due nel 1759, e la famiglia Rospigliosi di Roma, per la quale realizz? molti quadri. Rara. Bella impressione, ampi margini, buono stato di conservazione. .

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        Essais sur les principes de l'harmonie, où l'on traite de la théorie de l'harmonie en général, des droits respectifs de l'harmonie & de la melodie, de la basse fondamentale, et de l'origine du mode mineur.

      Par Monsieur Serre. Paris, Prault fils, 1753. 8vo. (8),+ 160 pp.+ 2 engr. plates. Contemporary full mottled calf, spine richly gilt with raised bands and red label, sides with tripple filets, red edges. Upper joints weak. Fine copy. Eitner IX, 146. First edition

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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

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

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