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        Cours de mathématique. Première [-Troisieme] Partie. Par M. Camus, De l'Académie Royale des Sciences, Examinateur des Ingénieurs, Professeur & Sécrétaire Pérpetuel de l'Académie Royale d'Architecture, Honoraire de l'Académie de Marine. Nouvelle édition

      A Paris : De l'Imprimerie de Ballard, Seul Imprimeur du Roi pour la Musique, & Noteur de la Chapelle de Sa Majesté [t. I-II] : Chez Durand (D,après la Copie de l'Imprimerie Royale) [t. III (2 v.)], MDCCLIII- MDCCLIX 1753 - [i.e. 1753-1759].- // [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A.].- // 3 t. en 4 vols., 8º, (215x137mm).- Vol. I: VIII, [2], 478 p.; sign.: a6, A-Ff8, Gg7; 1 grabado desplegable (6 figuras).- Vol. II: VI, 568 p.; sign.: [a]4, A-Mm8, Nn4; 25 grabados desplegables (407 figuras).- Vol.III.: XX, 375 p.; sign.: a8, b2, A-Z8, Aa6 [Aa5 y Aa6, blancas]; 1 + 28 grabados desplegables (8 + 199 figuras).- Vol. IV: VIII, 459 p.; sign.: a4, A-Ff8 [Ff7 y Ff8, blancas]; 36 grabados desplegables (212 figuras); adornos tipográficos diferentes en portada de cada volúmen; frisos y adornos tipográficos al principio y fin de cada capítulo.- // Encuadernación en plena piel de época; lomo cuajado, con cinco nervios y doble tejuelo; cortes tintados en rojo; papel grueso.- Planos algo abombados y con partes de la piel blanquecina por humedad antigua; pequeños arreglos en puntas y cortes; numeración de los tomos manuscrita en los cortes. Vol. 1: Escritura y dibujos en los planos, y en las guardas; tejuelo parcialmente perdido; borrón en p. 26-27; mancha en margen lateral de p. 66; rastro de haber tenido moho en algunas páginas del centro del tomo; grabado desplegable del final con la tabla de Pitágoras manuscrita en el verso; papel manoseado. Vol. 2: Plano delantero rozado, guardas delanteras desprendidas; leves desperfectos en el margen o en el pliegue de cuatro de los grabados y algunas pequeñas manchas de tinta, afectando solo en plancha XII. Vol. 3: Algunas manchas pequeñas dispersas; rotura del papel en margen lateral de p. 161, afectando a una apostilla. Vol. 4: Plano trasero marcado con rayaduras de figuras geométricas; borrón en margen lateral de p. 17; punta inferior de p. 273, perdida; pequeño cerco de antiguo de humedad en margen superior a partir de la p. 405.- // Proc.: Exlibris manuscrito en guarda delantera de tomos I y II, 'Le chevalier de Valentin'.- // Refs.: Murhard, I, 52 (para la 1ª ed. ).- // Elaborado como la cumbre de su larga carrera como profesor de Matemáticas para ingenieros, Charles Camus, miembro de las academias francesas de Ciencias y de Arquitectura, publicó su Curso de Matemáticas cumplida la edad de 50 años, entre 1749 y 1752. Aun así, le dió tiempo a ver en la calle dos reimpresiones, la que ofrecemos, debida a una iniciativa de la Academia de Ciencias en febrero de 1753, y una tercera, publicada entre 1764 y 1767. (Además, en 1768 se inció la cuarta edición). En 1765 fue admitido en la Royal Society londinense y quien ocupó su lugar, a su muerte, como geómetra de la Academia de Ciencias, fue D'Alembert. El curso de matemáticas se divide en tres partes: Aritmética, Geometría teórica y práctica, y Mecánica estática. Ejemplar completo, aunque deslucido, con todos los volúmenes de la misma edición, con los 91 grabados desplegables que contienen las 824 figuras apeladas en el texto. Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Designs by Mr. R. Bentley for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray

      London: R. Dodsley, 1753. 4to in half-sheets (370 x 268 mm). Each leaf printed on one side only. Half-title reading "Drawings, &c." Engraved title vignette, 6 engraved plates, 12 head- and tail-pieces, and 6 historiated initials by J.S. Müller and C. Grignion after Bentley. Contemporary English half deerskin, marbled boards. Binding with some minor wear; some occasional pale spotting. Provenance: John Boyle (1707-1762), 5th Earl of Orrery (bookplate); 1743 Orrery inscription on pastedown; Almeric Hugh Paget (1861-1949), 1st Baron Queenborough (bookplate); purchased from Bernard Quaritch, 1974. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the half-title reading "Drawings, &c," of this finely-illustrated volume. The plates are by Richard Bentley (1708-1782), a close friend of Walpole's, and are described as "an extraordinary and skilful combination of classical river gods, rococo lightness, and Strawberry Hill Gothic" (Hammelmann and Boase, Book Illustrators in 18th Century England, 1975, p. 14). It was at Gray's insistence that the word "Designs" preceded "Poems" in the title, reflecting his feeling that the text played a subordinate part. The Elegy is the final poem, and "A Long Story" is printed here for the first time. Hazen, Horace Walpole 42; Northup 178; Ray English, p. 4; Rothschild 1061; Stokes, p. 43. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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        Zee-rechten, inhoudende dat oudste en hoogste water-recht dat de gemeene kooplieden en schippers hebben gemaakt in Wisbuy (...) en het tractaat van avaryen gemaakt by Quintijn Weytsen. Amsterdam, v. Rysschooten, 1753.

      4°, geheel perkament uit de tijd, (8)+160+8+(40)+(16)+40 pag.C2875."In deze band ook opgenomen (met eigen paginering en signering): Copye tol-rollen in den Orizond; Nieuwe Ordonnantie ende instructie van de Staten van Hollant (...) beroerende het stuck van de Pilotage; Tractaet van Avaryen; Ordonnantie der Kamer van Assuerantie en avarye der steden Amsteldam (...). D.m.v. overgeplakte strookjes met de naam Van Rysschooten en jaartal 1753, heruitgave van vroegere edities, verschenen bij Van der Stolk in Amsterdam in 1727 en 1740."

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        The case of the Governor and Company of Merchants of England trading to the Levant Seas

      n.p. [but London?] n.d. [1753?]. folio bifolium, 3 + (1)pp., with docket title, recently well bound in cloth, spine gilt lettered . A very good crisp copy. Apparently rare. ESTC finds two copies at BL + one at Guildhall but none elsewhere. Kress (4688) and Goldsmiths (8049) do list copies, however, but both suggest 1744 as the date of publication. Hanson 5789. The Levant (or Turkey) Company is here responding to the proposed legislation then before Parliament and which was enacted in 1754 as An Act for enlarging and regulating the trade into the Levant seas.> The Levant Company 'had never been an exclusive or oppressive monopoly such as the East India or Greenland Company was, but on the contrary was based on the assertion of the inestimable liberty of trade. Every merchant who could pay the required entrance fee was of right admitted a member, and was then entitled to trade on his own account'. [Palgrave III, p.595]. The 1754 Act opened up the trade even further, all English merchants paying £20 for admission to its rights and privileges. [bound with], [LEVANT OR TURKEY COMPANY]> An historical view of the conduct and proceedings of the Turky Company.> n.p. [London?], n.d. [1753?]. folio, 11 + (1)pp., with drophead title on p.1 and caption title on final page. A very good crisp copy. Apparently rare, ESTC locating copies only at BL + Durham and at Harvard (Kress) + Huntington + Yale (Beinecke). Kress S.3701 (but suggesting a 1744 date): not in Goldsmiths nor in James Ford Bell. Annotated in ink in a contemporary hand just below the docket title: '2d reading of the Turkey Bill is Tuesday the 13th March>'. [bound with], [LEVANT OR TURKEY COMPANY]> A Bill for enlarging and regulating the trade into the Levant seas.> n.p. [but London,] n.d. [1740 or 1753?]. folio, 7 + (1)pp., with drophead title on A1 and docket title on final page. ESTC finds this issue, with 'prenticeships' catchword on page 1, at BL only. (Other issues tentatively dated 1741 and 1744 are located at the National Archives and at Huntington). In fact the Bill, evidently drafted in 1740-1744, was not enacted then, but was reintroduced in Parliament on 5 March 1753 and subsequently enacted as Public General Act 26 Geo.II.c.18. The 1740s saw significant decline in the Levant Company's trade at the same time as the French Levant Company was thriving. 'The decline of the Company's trade, however, was not due solely to external causes. In some respects the Company had itself to blame. In the first place, the charges levied by the Levant Company were so high that at times a Dutch merchant could export goods from Turkey to Holland and thence to England, where he could undersell the Company. Then again, the fact that in the first half of the eighteenth century members were not allowed to send their goods by private ships, but were compelled to use 'general shipping', often seems to have resulted in delays and restrictions of trade. It was indeed alleged that 'general shipping' was what in modern colloquial terms would be called a racket - that it enabled the rich merchants who controlled the Company to hamper their smaller competitors in the despatch of goods. It is, indeed, clear that in spite of the terms of the Charter, the Company was becoming more exclusive and in 1744 a Bill was introduced in the House of Commons not only to prohibit 'general shipping', but also to enlarge the membership of the Company. It was rejected in the House of Lords, but a Bill on similar lines was passed in 1753.' [Sir Percival Griffiths, A Licence to Trade: a history of the English chartered companies.> 1974, p.55].

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        Homoseksualiteit, Sodomie, Nijmegen. 18e eeuw.,.

      "Een juridisch dossier met een bindend advies (advijs decisoir) door de juristen R. van Brienen en B.H. Cremer gedateerd 30 mei 1753 betreffende een zaak tussen Fr. A. Veldcamp 'koster van de Broederkerk binnen Nijmegen en 2 officieren Justus Fr. van Borkensteijn en Johan Fr. Chr. Stumpel. De aanklager is Mr. Engelbart de Man. Tevens genoemd in het stuk verklaringen van E.S. Havercamp, predikant te Nijmegen; Rudolf Muller, adjudant in het tweede bataljon van de heer Luitenant Generaal Sturler; De heer Winclair, onder-luitenant in het regiment van de heer Burmania.Folio 42 pp handschrift, goed leesbaar. De officier Borkesteijn heeft Mr. Veldcamp onder valse voorwendselen naar zijn huis laten komen. Hij werd gedwongen geld te geven wegens gokschulden. Na een klap in het gezicht werd Veldcamp beschuldigd van onzedelijk gedrag: je hebt mij naer de Broeck getast en dreigde hij hem te vermoorden met zijn zwaard als hij geen schuldbekentenis wilde tekenen. Een nieuwe bezoeker, Mr. Stumpel, eist hetzelfde van hem nadat hij Veldcamp in elkaar had geslagen. Ze dwongen Veldcamp een brief te ondertekenen waarin hij hen erkentelijk is dat zij: hem van den kwaaden weg der Sodomiterije hadden afgehouden. In de rechtszaak volgen meerdere beschuldigingen en beschrijvingen van homosexueel gedrag door Veldcamp. M14529".

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        The analysis of beauty. Written with a view of fixing the fluctuating ideas of taste. By William Hogarth.

      xxii, [2], 153, [2]p + 2 folding plates. Contemporary calf, worn, and with the front board detached.The leaf "Figures referr'd to in the book", bound before the title-page. This leaf was printed shortly after some copies were distributed to subscribers; an advertisement in the Public advertiser, 17 December 1753, states: "Those gentlemen who subscribed for the above work, and have already received it, are desired to send to the author for an additional leaf, which is intended for the more easy finding such passages in the book, as relate to the figures in the prints." The leaf is found bound in various places in the book, not always at the end. According to Paulson, (R. Paulson. Hogarth's graphic works. Rev. ed. New Haven and London, 1970, p. 220, "The prints were first distributed to subscribers or sold separately around the date given in the publication line" (i.e. about 5 March 1753). The subscription ticket and various advertisements for the work state that the prints are "fit to frame for furniture" though they were clearly intended to be issued with the book. Paulson also states: "All the subscribers copies of the book I have seen lack the folded-in plates" (noting one exception, Horace Walpole's copy). A print, "Columbus breaking the egg", was used as the subscription ticket for the work; either the ticket or a later state of the print, with the subscription information removed and a publication line added (1 December 1753), is found as a frontispiece in some copies, but is not present in this copy. Final leaf lists, "Prints publish'd by W. Hogarth, and are to be had at his house in Leicester Fields".

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        Der Europäische Herold welcher in Vier Haupt-Handlungen alle Käyserthum/Königreiche Freye Staaten und Freye Fürstenthümer ... nach ihren materialischen Beschaffenheiten/Lagen/Gräntzen/Ahrthafftig-und Fruchtbarkkeiten/ Sitten und Manieren der Völcker/ deren Gewerbe und Maximen/ Fürnemlich aber nach der Allerhöchst-Höchst und Hohen Monarchen und Regenten Respective Stamm- und Verwantschafften/ Tituln, Wapen, ... kürtzlich und aufrichtig vorträgt/ und in einem Anhange Vielerhand ... Uhrkunden/Wechselschreiben/Verträge/Bündniße ... mittheilet.

      6 Bl., 1753 S., 41 Bl. 33,5 x 20 cm Pergamentband Vollständiger Titel siehe Foto. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, Vignetten. Druck von Nisius für Hoffmann in Franckfurt und Leipzig, Pergamentband der Zeit mit altem handschriftlichen Rückentitel ( etwas berieben und bestoßen, Läsur am Kapital alt, laienhaft restauriert, etwas gebräunt, Deckel etwas gewellt. Frontispiz im Rand hinterlegt, nur teilweise leicht gebräunt.- Erste Ausgabe der Umarbeitung des Werkes "Der iztregierenden Welt große Schaubühne", das 1675 ebenfalls unter dem Pseudonym "von Franckenberg" gedruckt wurde. - ADB XLIV 735f. - Der Verfasser war Ritter des Heiligen Römischen Reiches und Königlich polnischer und Kurfürstlich sächsischer Geheimer Rat. - "Zech war ein entschiedener Absolutist sein größtes Werk, eine Umarbeitung der längst vergriffenen 'Schaubühne' verrät und soll auf jeder Seite den Wortführer fürstlicher Machtvollkommenheit verraten" (ADB) , Preis inkl. MwSt. .

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        [1] Biblia, dat is de gansche H. schriftuer des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments, naar de oversettinge van D.M. Lutherus. Amsterdam, gedrukt voor 't consistorie der Luthersche Gemeente, [ca. 1780]. [Gebonden met:] [2] Het boek der psalmen. Amsterdam, Meijer, Strander, Eickhorn, 1779.

      4°, gebonden in geheel leer met twee koperen klampen. [1] (22)+710 (eenzijdig gepagineerd: 355)+(6)+288 (eenzijdig gepagineerd: 144)+168 (eenzijdig gepagineerd: 84)+(2)+340 (eenzijdig gepagineerd: 170), [2] 193+(15)+49 pag. Geillustreerd met gegraveerde titel en 5 uitslaande kaarten. Band en koperwerk in goede staat. Enkele pagina's los. Bijgevoegd als losse blaadjes een compleet exemplaar van P. Martini, Geestelyk zielen vermaak of eenige geestelyke liederen (...) bekwaam om bij de Lutherse bijbels testamenten en psalmboeken te konnen gebonden werden. Amsterdam, H. Brandt, 1753. 8°, 77+(2) pag.B1500

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, in Four Books: The Thirteenth Edition, with the Last Corrections of the Author, and with Notes and Additions [Blackstone's]

      Complete in four volumes. This edition is only the second edition to include the author's last corrections, along with contributions by Edward Christian (these first appeared in the 12th edition). "A series of lectures delivered by the English jurist Sir William Blackstone at Oxford in 1753 and published as Commentaries on the Laws of England in four volumes between 1765 and 1769, which systematized and clarified the amorphous body of English Law. The Commentaries are the first attempt to state the entire corpus of the Common Law. They were acclaimed internationally and their precepts were applied to the study and Practice of Law in England and the United States. They exerted a tremendous influence on the American bar, both because of their intrinsic value and because they were the only treatises readily available during that period of U.S. history. The Commentaries were the primary reference tools for lawyers and judges until the nineteenth century because the appellate courts in America did not regularly submit their opinions for publication in bound volumes. Although there were court reporters, their records of decisions were incomplete and sporadic;and few attorneys could afford a comprehensive library. Since the common law of England was incorporated into the legal systems of the colonies, Blackstone's summaries rendered the legal system accessible to the entire educated class of the colonies. Dissatisfaction with the common-law restrictions on Freedom of Speech and the press was an important aspect of the burgeoning resentment of English rule; and the knowledge and intellectual stimulation provided by Blackstone thereby played a role in causing the American Revolution. Blackstone's books, which were periodically updated by American editors, constituted a major source of law for approximately fifty years after the American Revolution. The Commentaries are viewed as the most comprehensive summary of the entire body of English law ever compiled by a single author. Their clarity, sophistication, and formality have caused them to be highly regarded. While studying to be a lawyer, Abraham Lincoln reportedly read Blackstone by candlelight. Blackstone did have detractors, however, most notably Thomas Jefferson and Jeremy Bentham, the English Utilitarian philosopher. Jefferson believed that Blackstone and his followers were "Tories" and that he was a negative influence on America in the sense that more attention needed to be devoted to "whiggism" or "republicanism." Bentham criticized Blackstone for his perception that English law needed no improvement and for his imprecise analysis of the historical and social factors underlying systems of justice. Although the Commentaries might seem antiquated by current standards, Blackstone's work represented a tremendous advance in the study of law and played a significant role in the development of the American legal system." (West's Encyclopedia of American Law)KEYWORDS: LAW LEGAL HISTORY JURISPRUDENCE Thirteenth edition. Rear joint of fourth volume just beginning to split, owner bookplate remnants on front endpapers. London: A. Strahan, 1800. Thirteenth Edition. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        "Le guide ou nouvelle description d' Amsterdam; enseignant aux voyageurs et aux negoçians son origine, ses agrandissemens & son etat actuel; sa splendeur, son commerce, & la description de ses edifices, rues, ports, canaux, ponts, ecluses, etc. [...] nouvelle edition ... Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier & Covens Junior, 1772".

      Gebonden in half leer, 8 + 332 + [19] p., ill. Rug beschadigd en los. Lit: Nijhoff / Van Hattum 121."Deze uitgave bevat ongeveer dezelfde tekst als die van 1753, maar is geheel anders geïllustreerd. De 22 prenten zijn groter van formaat, ca 17 x 20 cm en gesigneerd door o.a. H. Stopendaal, P. van Call, I. Smit en B. de Bakker. Ze stellen voor: een plattegrond, de Oude Kerk, de Nieuwe Kerk, “de groote capel van buyten in de Calverstraat”, de Zuiderkerk, de Westerkerk, de Lutherse kerk aan het Spui, de nieuwe Lutherse kerk, de “Portugeese Joode kerk”, het Diakonieweeshuis, het “besjeshuys aan den Binnen Amstel”, de Haarlemmerpoort, de Leidse poort, de Utrechtse poort, de Muiderpoort, de beurs, ‘s lands zeemagazijn, het Oost-Indisch huis, de kraan in het IJ bij de Kraansluis, gezicht van de Amstelsluis naar buiten, het stadhuis en de grote zaal in het stadhuis."

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        Das Neue Testament zum Wachsthum in der Gnade und der Erkanntniss des Herrn Jesu Christi nach dem revidirten Grundtext ubersetzt und mit dienlichen Anmerkungen begleitet.

      Stuttgart: Johann Benedict Metzler, 1753. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Full calf. xlvi, 1016pp. Frontispiece, marbled endpapers. Very good. Binding worn, especially along spine, and with a bit of chipping at head and tail of spine, but nevertheless quite tight and handleable and overall attractive; inner front flyleaf bears contemporary ink notations dated Leipzig 1769. First of this edition of this important translation. Lutheran theologian Bengel was born in Germany in 1687 and died in 1752.

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        Cinquanta detti ... esposti in altrettanti sonetti dedicati all'illustrissimo, e reverendissimo monsignore Gioachino Domenico Radicati dell'ordine de' predicatori vescovo d'Alghero ec. ec. ec.Saluzzo, Giovandomenico Bodoni, 1786. 4to. With woodcut vignette on title-page and a few rococo decorated titling capitals. Contemporary paper wrappers.

      Not in Brooks; Wittock, Bodoni; cf. ICCU (1753 & 1785 eds. by other printers); KVK & WorldCat (eds. by other printers). Unrecorded (Giovandomenico) Bodoni edition of a rare collection of 50 proverbs and their explanation in the same number of sonnets, by the Italian Franciscan Friar Minor Giuseppe da Copertino (1603-1663). It was printed by the Bodoni family printing office in Saluzzo, where the teenage Giambattista (1740-1813) discovered his late grandfather's punchcutting and typefounding materials about thirty years earlier and took his first steps toward becoming one of greatest names in the history of printing and punchcutting worldwide. With an early owner's name on the wrapper: "D Ferd[inando] Fracchia". Some of the sewing has come loose, so that the centre bifolium of the first quire is detached, but the book is otherwise in very good condition and has very large margins.

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        Recueil des Plans, elevations et coupes, tant géométriques qu'en perspective, des châteaux, jardins et dépendances que le Roi de Pologne occupe en Lorraine

      Paris, François 1753 - 3 volumes in-plano (66,5 X 51,3 cm), demi-maroquin rouge, coins, dos janséniste à six nerfs (relié vers 1850). Edition originale de cet important ouvrage, considéré comme le plus beau livre d'architecture. Le Roi Louis XV aurait dit au Roi de Pologne, Stanislas : "Mon père, vous êtes mieux logé que moi". Illustré de vignettes gravées et bien complet des 75 plans et vues avec personnages gravés à l'eau-forte par Jean-Charles François. Emmanuel Héré (1753-1763) fut l'élève puis le disciple de Germain Bordeaux, architecte du château de Lunéville, avant d'être nommé lui-même premier architecte du Roi Stanislas en 1737. Parmi ses principaux travaux, Héré édifia les bâtiments et ornemments des Bosquets à Lunéville, acheva l'Eglise de Bonsecours à Nancy, le château de Malgrange, l'aménagement du château de Commercy, construisit le château d'Einville et rebâtit le château de Chanteheux devant lequel Louis XV, ébloui par les merveilles de Stanislas, se serait exclamé : -Mon père, vous êtes mieux logé que moi". De 1750 à 1753, Héré érigea ce qui deviendra la Place Royale de Nancy, véritable chef d'oeuvre de la Lorraine du XVIIIème siècle, renommée Place Stanislas. Le Recueil des Plans, élévations et coupes (1753), constitue L'un des grands témoins de la Lorraine de Stanislas Leczinski. Bibliographies : Cohen - de Ricci, col. 485. Berlin Kat. 2511. Exemplaire en bon état interieur mais défauts d'usage à la reliure (coins, coiffes en particulier). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nytt förråd af äldre och nyare handlingar rörande nordiska historien. Första-femte stycket.

      - Stockholm, Jacob Merckell, 1753-(54). 4:o. 272 s.+ utvikbar grav. plansch. Titelbladet med grav. vinjett. Lätta lagerfläckar mot slutet, annars ren inlaga. Sidorna 253-4 och 255-6 med äldre papperslagning i marginalen. Enkelt hkbd från mitten av 1800-talet. Warmholtz 8888. Allt som utkom, och med de två mycket sällsynta arken till det femte häftet (slutar med kustoden ?Anno?), vilka aldrig utgavs! Faksimilplanschen är graverad av J. Gillberg. Utgivare var Bengt Bergius, David Ståhl och Jöns Lind, vilka bildade ett informellt historiskt sällskap. P.g.a. oenighet inom sällskapet avbröts dock arbetet i förtid och Bergius forsatte på egen hand genom ?Små-saker til nöje och tidsfördrif? och ?Allahanda? sin utgivning av historiska dokument. Intressant urkundsamling med aktstycken från 1500- och 1600-talen med lärda och skarpsinniga inledningar (Bring). Det som utkom av femte stycket innehåller fortsättningen från fjärde stycket av: ?Laurentii Petri Gothi beskrifning om k. Eric XIV:des kröning i Upsala, 1561.?

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        Historisch-critische Nachrichten von verstorbenen Gelehrten und deren Schriften, insonderheit aber denienigen, welche in d. allerneuesten Ausgabe d. Jöcherischen Allgemeinen Gelehrten-Lexicons übergangen ...

      Cöthen, Cörner, 1753 - 1756. Bd. 1- 2, je. 3 Tl. 735,768 S. Klein 8°. Pappband der Zeit, berieben Mit handschriftl. Erläuterung zum Autor u. altem Stempel. Mit ca. 30 S. Register nach jedem Teil. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        The Ruins Of Palmyra, Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desart.

      

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        A Proposal for Making an Effectual Provision for the Poor, for Amending their Morals, and for Rendering them useful Members of the Society. To which is added, A Plan of Buildings proposed with proper Elevations. Drawn by an Eminent Hand

      London: Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, 1753. Later 3/4 calf, the spine extra gilt, rubbed, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, with the elaborate plan and its explanation; the Taussig copy Fielding's comprehensive proposed reform of the Poor Laws, drawing on his years as a Bow Street magistrate and complementing his 'Enquiry' into the causes of crime, praised by Burn and Eden and presciently anticipating the reforms of the 19th century

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        Taxonomic literature[:] a selective guide to botanical publications and collections with dates, commentaries and types. Second edition.Utrecht, Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema; The Hague, Junk, 1976-1988. 7 volumes. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth.

      Second much expanded edition -- growing from one to seven volumes - of an exhaustive bibliography of the literature on taxonomic botany from 1753 to 1940. "This new edition deals with many more botanists, their books and collections, than the modest volume of 1967. … We now attempt to give more extensive information on the authors by going into more detail with respect to their collections, the biographical literature about them (one aspect of the book now is that it has become a 'bibliography of bibliographies'), and possible further information of use for the systematist or for the historian of botany. We also provide information on outstanding botanical explorers and collectors" (introduction).In very good condition, only some minor rubbing to the ends of the spine, and volume 1 and 2 are subtly rebound (still matching the other volumes), with the original backstrips laid down.

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        Etats du Grand-Seigneur en Asie, Empire de Perse, Pays des Usbecs, Arabie et Egypte.

      , 1753. - Hand-coloured engraved map (560 x 490 mm). Matted. Robert de Vaugondy’s spectacular 1753 map of the Ottoman Empire. Vaugondy maps the empire at its height, with territory spanning from the Black Sea to the southernmost extension of Arabia and west, inclusive of Persia, as far as the Mongol Empire of India. Includes the modern day nations of Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Uzbekistan, and Greece. Vaugondy employs all of the latest geographical information of the time incorporating both French and transliterations Arabic place names. This map offers splendid detail throughout inclusive of undersea shoals and reefs in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, mountain ranges, lakes, rivers, and historical sites. A highly decorative title cartouche showing an Ottoman prince appears in the lower left quadrant. Five distance scales are in the lower right. Drawn by Robert de Vaugondy in 1753 and published in the 1757 issue of his Atlas Universal. Al-Qasimi 168. Al Ankary 353. McMinn 49. Not in Tibbetts.

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        Opera Omnia, Quinque Tomis Comprehensa, CXXVIII Figuris Aeneis Ornata [ct 5 Vols] Emblem Books

      Antwerp: Sumptibus Societatis. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1753. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo 8 1/2 x 7". Full leather, patterned boards, gilt decorated spines with raised bands. 128 plates in all including engraved frontispieces and emblems. V. I (44) 361 (14) ; V. II (28) 554 (30) ; V. III (8) 452 (36) ; V. IV (44) 463 (32) ; V. V (16) 626 (21). In Latin. Ginther was a Bavarian Catholic pastor and author, living most of his life in Biberbach. He was the author of several popular theological works, two of which were emblem books. The Opera Omnia was issued in several editions after his death, this was the (revised) fourth edition. Some wear to spines otherwise sound with contents bright and clean. 7" x 8.75", 11 pounds. ; 11 .

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        A NEW AND EXACT MAP OF THE ISLAND OF ST. CHRISTOPHER IN AMERICA, ACCORDING TO AN ACTUAL AND ACCURATE SURVEY MADE IN THE YEAR 1753. DESCRIBING THE PARISHES WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE LIMITS, CONTENTS, & CHURCHES, ALSO THE HIGH WAYS, THE SITUATION OF EVERY GENTLEMAN'S PLANTATION.

      London. [1753]. - 4 folio sheets, each approximately 24 x 30 inches, and approximately 48 x 60 inches overall. Original hand coloring of borders. Minor wear and a few short closed tears at edges. Light tanning and scattered faint foxing. Very good. A remarkable example of this rare, important, and mammoth map of the island of St. Christopher, now known as St. Kitts. This copy is preserved as printed, with the sheets untrimmed and unjoined. This highly detailed and well-executed chart depicts the island divided into its parishes, and contains a wealth of early information relating to houses, churches, forts, sugar mills and individual properties. The borders of each parish are outlined in contemporary hand color, and the shores of the island, with bays, ports, shoals, and soundings are delineated with great accuracy. The map is also noteworthy for the level of its inland detail. Beyond the island's capital, Basseterre Town, located at the lower center of the image, the map plots individual houses and plantations, and prints the names of each owner. The title, scale, and dedication to the Lords Commissioners of the navy are drawn in an attractive Baroque style in the upper left corner. An inset depicting the Leeward Island chain, including Montserrat, Antigua, Guadeloupe, and Martinique, and centrally situating St Christopher, is located in the upper right corner. Along each side is printed a list of subscribers, which includes government officials, agencies, and all of the major early planters of the island. At the time this map was produced, St. Christopher was on the way to becoming one of Great Britain's most important sugar-producing colonies in the Caribbean. By the advent of the American Revolution, the island was the richest territory per capita in the Empire. This rise to prosperity and importance in part explains the lavish size and detail of the map. A significant and quite rare map of a key British colonial possession nearing the height of its prominence. We are able to locate copies of this map at just seven other institutions, only three of which are in North America, the William Clements Library, the John Carter Brown Library, and the Library of Congress. TOOLEY, PRINTED MAPS OF ST. KITTS, ST. LUCIA, & ST. VINCENT, 28.

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        Storia degli Arabi sotto il governo de' Califi. tradotta in Italiano da un Pastore Arcade.

      Valvasense,, Venezia, 1753 - Otto volumi di cm. 16,5, pp. 2.000 ca. complessive. Con una grande tabella ripiegata f.t. al primo volume. Solida legatura di poco posteriore in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi lisci con fregi e titoli in oro su tasselli. Tagli colorati. Qualche piccola traccia d'uso, ma esemplare complessivamente genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale della traduzione italiana condotta sull'originale francese del 1750. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorie Istoriche della fedelissima Città di Capua raccolte da Ottavio Rinaldi patrizio capuano.

      Appresso Giovanni di Simone - Napoli, NAPOLI 1753 - ITALIANO Volume acefalo della metà del XVIII secolo in 4°, stato discreto, della coperta presente solo il piatto inferiore in cartoncino, riparazione con scotch, lettera scritta su piatto inferiore, molti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, legatura malferma, volume diviso in tre blocchi di pagine, tagli e prime pagine bruniti, danneggiata la prima pagina che presenta due timbri: il primo "Commissario di guerra Isoleri" il secondo si ripete sul margine concavo di pagina 17, gli stessi timbri si ripetono sul margine di piede di excipit, diverse pagine con becca. Il volume ha come inizio la pagina vij della Prefazione. Presenta indice dei capitoli, segnatura dei fascicoli, richiami. Bei capilettera incisi in nero. Solo Tomo I. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Versuch einer pragmatischen Historie von Verträgen und Tractaten eines freyen Staats mit andern benachbarten und fremden Mächten: wobey der zwichen den Königreichen Schweden und Dännemarck, im Jahr 1570. zu Stettin geschlossene Vertrag, als eine Probe angehängt ist: Wie solscher vor achtzehn Jahren von Johann Arckenholtz dahmaligem registrator der. Kön. Schwedischen Reichs-Cantzley entworfen worden: Aus dem Schwedischen, nebst desselben Antwort auf den Brief des Freyherrn von Holberg, zur Beleuchtung der Anmerkungen, die er über die Merckwürdigkeiten, die Königin Christina von Schweden betreffend, gemachtet, aus dem Frantzösischen übersetzt.

      - Kassel, Johann Friedrich Hampen, 1753. 8:o. (2),+ 74, 85-134 s. Fint samtida skinnband, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och svart titelfält, stänkmarmorerade snitt. Liten skada på nedre främre fals. Något mycket litet arbete har troligen tagits ur bandet. Ur Joh. Ax. Almquists bibliotek, med hans etikett. Warmholtz 8531 och 4457 not. Första upplagan. Första delen, om traktaterna, skrevs ursprungligen på svenska 1735, men endast den tyska översättningen trycktes. I den tryckta varianten har slutkapitlet ej tagits med. Andra delen är Arckenholtz svar på Holbergs kritik av första delen av ?Memoires concertant la Reine Christine? Svaret utgavs samma år på franska under titeln ?Reponse à la lettre de Mr. le Baron de Holberg? Den föreliggande tyska översättningen utfördes av Reisstein och utkom även separat.

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        Cartas Edificantes, y curiosas, escritas de las Missiones Estrangeras, por algunos missioneros de la Compañía de Jesus

      First Spanish edition of the celebrated collection of Jesuit reports from around the world. This collected publication of letters by Jesuit missionaries represents one of the most important sources of sixteenth to eighteenth-century Jesuit knowledge of the world. As well as reflecting Jesuit missionary activity in the East Indies, the Middle and Far East, the Americas and the Pacific, the Cartas provide us with an idea of the evolution of European knowledge on the Jesuit missions. These publications played a key role in the initiation and development of ideas of the Enlightenment, Voltaire and Montesquieu both acknowledged their debt to the work; Leibniz based his knowledge on its texts when he wrote about the Jesuit mission in China. In terms of the breadth of their scope and the diversity of subjects, the "Letters" belong with the other encyclopaedic works of the Enlightenment. The collection of original texts did much to raise European knowledge and consciousness (especially in France) of non-European cultures, and remains one of our main sources for information on the distant world during this period, especially regarding India, China and Japan, the Philippines and the East Indies, Tibet, Laos, and Vietnam. They are very important for America, and are often cited as sources for the history of early discoveries in both North and South America. Includes the works of Fathers Kino, Salvatierra and Picolo in California, descriptions of the Jesuit Reductions of Paraguay and Moxos of Bolivia, Peralta's comments on Paraguay, Father Niel's letter on Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, Marest's missions in Illinois and amongst the Sioux, the Iroquois by Chollenec, and several others, too lengthy to mention. The array of information on the native tribes of South and North America (Guaranis, Chiriquan, Moxos, Hurons Ottawas, Sioux, Iroquois, Ouiapok, amongst others), their costumes, ethnology, manners, religions, and way of life is probably unsurpassed by any other work published by the 18th century. Extremely significant for China as well, derived from the fascination with everything Chinese in the eighteenth century, from its form of government, the peculiarities of its language, its customs and habits, literature and arts. The information that came with the Jesuits had a great deal to do with the beginnings of the European taste for chinoiserie. Even Du Halde was prompted to write his great work on China - without ever leaving Paris. 'The Constitutions of the Society of Jesus, approved in 1558, decreed that letters between "subjects and superiors" should be exchanged on a regular schedule to foster the spirit of union among the Society's members. Only annual letters were required from the missionaries in Asia because the fleets usually arrived in Europe but once each year. These annual reports, as well as many individual letters, usually wound up in Rome... Edited selections from the annual letters began to be published at Rome in 1583 for the edification of the general public and for the stimulation of interest in the missions. Over the next one hundred and ninety years (1583 to 1773, the date of the dissolution of the Society) the Jesuits created an international intelligence system that could not be rivalled by any of the world's secular powers. Systematic compilations of the letters from throughout the world became the hallmark of the Jesuit publication program in the eighteenth century. These collections were storehouses of information about Asia that have been ransacked by scholars ever since.' (Donald F. Lach, Asia in the Eyes of Europe: Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries, University of Chicago, 1991). Father Charles le Gobien published the first Lettres de quelques missionnaires de la Compagnie de Jésus in 1702, running until 1776. Le Gobien himself put the first eight series together, later ones were by Fathers Du Halde, Patouillet, Geoffroy, and Ambrose Maréchal. The work was translated in whole or in part into Spanish, Italian (18 volumes, 1825-29) and German (seven volumes, 1726-61). The English version of 1743 however was heavily abridged into just two volumes. The last volume is illustrated with thirteen maps of China, California, Syria, Persia, Palestine, Paraguay, the Philippines, Japan, Caroline Islands, Formosa, India, Mexico and others. Rare, completes copies are scarce; no copy has sold at auction in 30 years. Palau, 46343. Sabin, 40705. Borba de Moraes, 162.

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        Arte novissima de lengua mexicana que dictó D.

      Edición de la Viuda de D. Joseph Bernardo de Hogal, México 1753 - "Aztec grammar by a Mexican Native Mexican". 4to. British & Foreign Bible Society stamp on frontend paper; contemporary calf. FIRST EDITION. This very rare grammar was written in Spanish for those who wished to learn the native language of Mexico. The author was a native-born Mexican, very knowledgeable in both the Mexican and Guastecan languages. Text primarily in Spanish and some Nahuatl. *Palau 327485. Sabin 94353. vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der plauische Grund bei Dresden, mit Hinsicht auf Naturgeschichte und schöne Gartenkunst.Nuremberg, Frauenholzischen Kunsthandlung, 1799. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With an engraved folding plan, and 24 engraved plates, including 8 hand-coloured. Early 19th-century green half morocco.

      Lanck.-Oehler III, 49; Stafleu & Cowan 8403. First edition of a work on landscape gardening, including the part on natural history, often lacking, written by Wilhelm Gotlieb Becker (1753-1813). The first part consists of a description of the area around Dresden, its geology, vegetation, villages and the ruins that can be found there. Twelve of the fine views of the first part are made after drawings by the famous Johann Christian Klengel (1751-1824). "Meisterwerk der Dresdner Landschaftskunst des späten 18. Jahrhunderts" (Lanck.-Oehler).The second part, describing the natural history of the region, contains three texts, each with its own divisional title: Mineralogische Beschreibung des Plauischen Grundse bis Tharand by Andreas Tauber, with four hand-coloured plates on geology and minerals, Verzeichniss der im Plauischen Grunde und den zunächst angrenzenden Gegenden wildwachsenden Pflanzen, by Friedrich Traugott Pursch and Verzeichnis der merkwürdigsten Insecten welche im Plauischen Grunde gefunden werden, by Ludwig Heinrich Freihern von Block, also with four hand-coloured plates, displaying various insects.Foxed with some marginal waterstains. Binding rubbed along the extremities. Otherwise in good condition.

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        The London Magazine, or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer. Volume XXII. For the Year 1753

      R Baldwin, London 1753 - 614pp + plates & index. 4 b/w folding maps + 14 b/w plates (1 folding). Includes fold-out maps of Westmoreland, Worcestershire, Dorsetshire, Isles of Jercey, Guernsey, Alderney &c. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Occasional light set-off and foxing Brown hardback tooled leather cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Svenska Lafvarnas Färghistoria, eller sättet att använda dem till färgning och annan hushållsnytta.Stockholm, Carl Delén, 1805. 6mo (!) (23 x 14 cm). With 25 engraved plates, coloured by hand. Half calf, marbled sides.

      Krok, Bibl. Bot. Suecana, Westring 2b; Pritzel 10207; Stafleu & Cowan 17287 . First edition in book form of a work on the making of dyes and paints from lichens by Johan Peter Westring (1753-1833), Swedish physician and lichenologist, and one of Linnaeus's last disciples. Westring had spent several years of research on the use of lichens for textile dyeing, and started to publish the results in 1791 in the Kungliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar . After extensive revisions and expansions he published the material in eight instalments, to be bound together as a book. Westring spent, next to his work as a medical doctor, a lot of time on research in botany, chemistry, mineralogy, and the technical application of these sciences. His scientific efforts were acknowledged by his election as a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Agriculture, etc. In addition to this, foreign scientists honoured his name by associating it with the plant genus Westringia and the lichen species Lichen Westringii. Old ownerships inscription on flyleaf. Swedish work on the use of lichens for textile dyeing, in very good condition.

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et

      par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu'à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues ... Tome Onzieme. A Paris : Chez Didot, 1753. [Volume 11 of 16]. Quarto, contemporary full calf, boards with blind rule, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament and contrasting leather title and volume labels, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red, pp 722, [3], with 11 engraved maps (most folding) and 11 engraved plates (most folding), a fine, crisp copy. The eleventh volume deals with the exploration of the Pacific, with accounts of the voyages of Tasman, Schouten and Dampier. It includes plates of the plants of New Holland and New Guinea, a map of the known coastline of New Holland and two maps of the Pacific, a map and view of the island of Juan Fernandez, a map of the Strait of Magellan and a plate of inhabitants of Patagonia.

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        Traité des diamants et des perles, ou l'on considere leur importance, on établit des régles certaines pour en connoître la juste valeur, et l'on donne la vraie méthode de les tailler. On y trouve aussi des observations curieuses, également utiles aux négociants, & aux voyageurs, & qui intéressent même la politique. Par David Jeffries, Jouaillier. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois, sur la seconde edition qui a été considérablement augmentée.

      - Paris, Debure l'aîné, N. Tillard, 1753. 8vo (19.4 x 12.5 cm). xxxv, 104 pp., ten engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with floral vignettes and small red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.l First French edition, after the second, improved and expanded English edition, of a treatise on diamonds and pearls, translated by Chappotin. The plates depict various cut shapes and sizes. Some handwritten notes in an old hand on front free endpaper verso, stating "très rare". Hoover Coll., 403 (English edition); Sinkankas, 3198 (French edition); Ward and Carozzi, 1210 (English edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.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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        Designs by Mr R Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr T Gray

      London: Printed for R. Dodsley, 1753, 1753. Second edition, with "Designs, &c." on the half-title and the inverted "p" in place of "d" on page 26. Hazen, Horace Walpole, 42; Rothschild 1061; Northup 178; NCBEL II, 579. Edges a little rubbed; some light foxing; very good copy.. Folio, brown quarter contemporary calf, marbled paper boards, gilt rules. Six engraved plates and 13 vignettes by Richard Bentley. A pioneering work of collaboration between poet and artist and recognized as a landmark work of its kind. The instigator behind it was Horace Walpole, who was friends with Bentley, Gray and the publisher Dodsley. The text reprints four poems by Gray and two, "A Long Story" and "Hymn to Adversity," appear here for the first time. Bookplate of American book collector Charles Walker Andrews on the front paste-down.

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        L'Arte della Guerra...2 volumes, 1753

      Napoli: Stamperia di Alessio Pellecchia, 1753. Hardcover. Good. First edition in Italian, 1753, of the classic military treatise that was published first in France in 1748. Quarto, contemporary vellum, 2 volumes, ([8], 318, [10] p., XXXVII plates, [1] [8], 414, [2] p., XIV plates. Frontispiece of King Charles of Naples plus 51 engraved folding maps and plates. Good copy, fraying and loss of some vellum to spine of first volume, old 1754 inscription in the first volume citing these as a gift from Fortunato Pisanelli, Marchese di Bonito, etc. Contents generally very good, occasional foxing and dampstains but few and far between. Most of the plates and maps in excellent condition and beautifully engraved. Text in Italian. RARE, 2 in OCLC.

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        Der plauische Grund bei Dresden, mit Hinsicht auf Naturgeschichte und schöne Gartenkunst.Nuremberg, Frauenholzischen Kunsthandlung, 1799. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With an engraved folding plan, and 24 engraved plates, including 8 hand-coloured. Early 19th-century green half morocco.

      Lanck.-Oehler III, 49; Stafleu & Cowan 8403. First edition of a work on landscape gardening, including the part on natural history, often lacking, written by Wilhelm Gotlieb Becker (1753-1813). The first part consists of a description of the area around Dresden, its geology, vegetation, villages and the ruins that can be found there. Twelve of the fine views of the first part are made after drawings by the famous Johann Christian Klengel (1751-1824). "Meisterwerk der Dresdner Landschaftskunst des späten 18. Jahrhunderts" (Lanck.-Oehler).The second part, describing the natural history of the region, contains three texts, each with its own divisional title: Mineralogische Beschreibung des Plauischen Grundse bis Tharand by Andreas Tauber, with four hand-coloured plates on geology and minerals, Verzeichniss der im Plauischen Grunde und den zunächst angrenzenden Gegenden wildwachsenden Pflanzen , by Friedrich Traugott Pursch and Verzeichnis der merkwürdigsten Insecten welche im Plauischen Grunde gefunden werden , by Ludwig Heinrich Freihern von Block, also with four hand-coloured plates, displaying various insects.Foxed with some marginal waterstains. Binding rubbed along the extremities. Otherwise in good condition.

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        Reize naar Oost-Indië en Persië, en de daar omliggende landen. Ondernomen langs een' ongewoonen weg.Amsterdam, De Compagnie, 1779. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 2 engraved title-pages, 2 folding engraved maps, one of India (44 x 51 cm), the other tracking Ives's journey from Basra to Latakia (ca. 42 x 56 cm), and 9 engraved plates (including 1 large folding). Early 20th-century boards.

      Tiele, Bibl. 22; cf. Cox I, p. 299 (English ed.); on the author: ODNB online ed. First Dutch edition (second issue) of Ives's account of his voyage from England to India and his journey from Persia to England. From 1753 to 1757 the naval surgeon and traveller Edward Ives (1719-1786) was surgeon of the Kent, the flagship of Vice-Admiral Charles Watson, commander-in-chief in the East Indies. The squadron sailed via the Cape of Good Hope and Madagascar to India, where they visited the chief English settlements and major cities, Ives attending the company hospitals and staff in each place. When Admiral Watson died in August 1757, Ives's own health was also somewhat impaired and he resigned his appointment, travelling home overland from Basra, through Baghdad, Mosul and Aleppo, via Cyprus to Livorno and Venice, and finally through Germany and the Netherlands, arriving in England in March 1759 (ODNB). The plates include depictions of an altar, a Hooka (a Persian tobacco water-pipe, in the large folding plate), the tower of Babel, views of the forts St. David and Geriah, and an amulet with Arabic inscriptions, together with Dutch translations. Small marginal tear in 1 map and the folding plate, vol. 2 with loss of some paper in lower blank part of C4 and the last 3 quires browned. A wide-margined copy of Ives's narrative in good condition.

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        Der plauische Grund bei Dresden, mit Hinsicht auf Naturgeschichte und schöne Gartenkunst.Nuremberg, Frauenholzischen Kunsthandlung, 1799. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With an engraved folding plan, and 24 engraved plates, including 8 hand-coloured. Early 19th-century green half morocco.

      - Lanck.-Oehler III, 49; Stafleu & Cowan 8403. First edition of a work on landscape gardening, including the part on natural history, often lacking, written by Wilhelm Gotlieb Becker (1753-1813). The first part consists of a description of the area around Dresden, its geology, vegetation, villages and the ruins that can be found there. Twelve of the fine views of the first part are made after drawings by the famous Johann Christian Klengel (1751-1824). "Meisterwerk der Dresdner Landschaftskunst des späten 18. Jahrhunderts" (Lanck.-Oehler).The second part, describing the natural history of the region, contains three texts, each with its own divisional title: Mineralogische Beschreibung des Plauischen Grundse bis Tharand by Andreas Tauber, with four hand-coloured plates on geology and minerals, Verzeichniss der im Plauischen Grunde und den zunächst angrenzenden Gegenden wildwachsenden Pflanzen, by Friedrich Traugott Pursch and Verzeichnis der merkwürdigsten Insecten welche im Plauischen Grunde gefunden werden, by Ludwig Heinrich Freihern von Block, also with four hand-coloured plates, displaying various insects.Foxed with some marginal waterstains. Binding rubbed along the extremities. Otherwise in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Svenska Lafvarnas Färghistoria, eller sättet att använda dem till färgning och annan hushållsnytta.Stockholm, Carl Delén, 1805. 6mo (!) (23 x 14 cm). With 25 engraved plates, coloured by hand. Half calf, marbled sides.

      - Krok, Bibl. Bot. Suecana, Westring 2b; Pritzel 10207; Stafleu & Cowan 17287 . First edition in book form of a work on the making of dyes and paints from lichens by Johan Peter Westring (1753-1833), Swedish physician and lichenologist, and one of Linnaeus's last disciples. Westring had spent several years of research on the use of lichens for textile dyeing, and started to publish the results in 1791 in the Kungliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar. After extensive revisions and expansions he published the material in eight instalments, to be bound together as a book. Westring spent, next to his work as a medical doctor, a lot of time on research in botany, chemistry, mineralogy, and the technical application of these sciences. His scientific efforts were acknowledged by his election as a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Agriculture, etc. In addition to this, foreign scientists honoured his name by associating it with the plant genus Westringia and the lichen species Lichen Westringii. Old ownerships inscription on flyleaf. Swedish work on the use of lichens for textile dyeing, in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cinquanta detti . esposti in altrettanti sonetti dedicati all'illustrissimo, e reverendissimo monsignore Gioachino Domenico Radicati dell'ordine de' predicatori vescovo d'Alghero ec. ec. ec.Saluzzo, Giovandomenico Bodoni, 1786. 4to. With woodcut vignette on title-page and a few rococo decorated titling capitals. Contemporary paper wrappers.

      - Not in Brooks; Wittock, Bodoni; cf. ICCU (1753 & 1785 eds. by other printers); KVK & WorldCat (eds. by other printers). Unrecorded (Giovandomenico) Bodoni edition of a rare collection of 50 proverbs and their explanation in the same number of sonnets, by the Italian Franciscan Friar Minor Giuseppe da Copertino (1603-1663). It was printed by the Bodoni family printing office in Saluzzo, where the teenage Giambattista (1740-1813) discovered his late grandfather's punchcutting and typefounding materials about thirty years earlier and took his first steps toward becoming one of greatest names in the history of printing and punchcutting worldwide. With an early owner's name on the wrapper: "D Ferd[inando] Fracchia". Some of the sewing has come loose, so that the centre bifolium of the first quire is detached, but the book is otherwise in very good condition and has very large margins.

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        Taxonomic literature[:] a selective guide to botanical publications and collections with dates, commentaries and types. Second edition.Utrecht, Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema; The Hague, Junk, 1976-1988. 7 volumes. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth.

      Second much expanded edition -- growing from one to seven volumes - of an exhaustive bibliography of the literature on taxonomic botany from 1753 to 1940. "This new edition deals with many more botanists, their books and collections, than the modest volume of 1967. ... We now attempt to give more extensive information on the authors by going into more detail with respect to their collections, the biographical literature about them (one aspect of the book now is that it has become a 'bibliography of bibliographies'), and possible further information of use for the systematist or for the historian of botany. We also provide information on outstanding botanical explorers and collectors" (introduction).In very good condition, only some minor rubbing to the ends of the spine, and volume 1 and 2 are subtly rebound (still matching the other volumes), with the original backstrips laid down.

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