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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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        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 Street; and Mr. Willock, in Cornhill, London 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. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tentamen methodi ostracologicae sive dispositio naturalis cochlidum et concharum in suas classes, genera et species.

      Leiden, Wishoff 1753 - 4°. 5 nn. Bl., 177 S., 17 nn. Bl., 44, 16 S., 1 nn. Bl., m. 12 Kupfertafeln u. 1 Textkupfer. Leder der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, (etwas berieben). Vorgebunden: Ders.: Quadrupedum dispositio brevisque historia naturalis. Leipzig, J.Schmidt, 1751. 2 nn. Bl., 127 S., mit 5 teils mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln. 1) Erste Ausgabe. - Nissen, ZBI 2211; Eales I, 1366; Graesse IV, 28; ADB 16, 92 ff. - Der Danziger Jurist und Naturwissenschaftler Klein (1685-1759) schuf eine Reihe von Monographien die sich mit dem Problem der Klassifizierung in der Zoologie beschäftigten. Hierbei vertrat er die Ansicht, dass sich die Einteilung auf die Form, Anzahl und Stellung der Gliedmaßen beziehen sollte. - "Die in denselben enthaltenen zahlreichen Abbildungen sind meist für die damalige Zeit in Stich und Druck von seltener Schönheit." (ADB 93). - Die Kupfertafeln mit insgesamt 228 verschiedenen Muschel- und Schneckendarstellungen. 2) Erste Ausgabe, selten. - Nissen ZBI 2207. - Die Tafeln mit Darstellungen eines Geweihs, Hörnern, Meerkatzen, einem Ameisenbär, usw. Papierbedingt teilweise gebräunt, Titel mit überklebtem Stempel verso, gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ÆSOP'S FABLES. With Instructive Morals and Reflections, Abstracted from all Party Considerations. Adapted To All Capacities; and design'd to promote Religion, Morality, and Universal Benevolence. Containing Two Hundred and Forty Fables, with a Cut Engrav'd on Copper to each Fable. And the Life of Æsop prefixed.

      [2], xxxiv, [2], 192 pages. Engraved vignette of title, and 25 engraved plates, each bearing ten small engravings. Fine twentieth century half red morocco, gilt over marbled boards. 12mo. The last leaf has been strengthened on the outer margin of the verso; the first plate has been restored at the bottom outer corner, where a small piece has been torn away, just affecting the illustration; some light water-staining to the lower portion of the last signature; else an excellent copy of an early edition. The book was first issued by Richardson in 1740, shortly before the publication of his first novel Pamela. The above copy is the third edition, second issue; the Preface, the Life, and the Reflections are all the work of Samuel Richardson. This issue is probably the last edition printed by Richardson as he died in 1761. Early copies in such excellent condition are rare.

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        The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor, in the Desart.

      London: [for the author], 1753. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. Imperial folio (551 x 370 mm). [6], 50 pp. With 3 full-page engravings of inscriptions in text and 57 full-page engraved plates numbered I-LVII, including folding panoramic plate I assembled in 3 folding sheets. Additional double-page engraved plate bound on stub before title. Near contemporary full calf, foliated border decoration to cover boards in gold, gold gartered Stafford Coat of Arms on front cover, spine with 7 raised bands richly gilt in compartments and lettered in gilt (extremities and joints little rubbed, corners somewhat scuffed), marbled endpapers. Old manuscript content lists loosely inserted. Very little browning and occasional, mainly marginal, minor spotting to text and plates. Light offsetting from text on p.50 to plate III, one part of panoramic plate almost detached. Provenance: Marquis of Stafford (armorial bookplates to front pastedown and first flyleaf). An outstanding and wide-margined copy in magnificient binding. Cohen-de Ricci 916; Fowler 443; Harris 939. FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT SOURCE ON THE RECENTLY-DESTROYED MONUMENTS OF PALMYRA. Wood's work was of profound import for architects in Georgian Britain, and may well prove to be of renewed importance in the years ahead, as Palmyra was reduced virtually to rubble by Islamic State forces in August 2015. The plates imaginatively restore the ruins of Palmyra to their former glory, but Wood also includes several views of the dilapidated columns and arches in situ. The first plate was intended to form a panorama some 1.5 m long. "No such meticulous and handsome archaeological work had yet appeared in the English language, and the nation could feel proud to have a worthy competitor for the lavish folios produced in France and Italy" (RIBA). Unlike earlier antiquarian works, Wood measured and recorded proportions of columns and remnants of friezes and ceilings - a pioneering approach that influenced British and French architects throughout the 18th century. The plates were engraved by Pierre Fourdrinier, Thomas Major and J. S. Muller, Jr., after drawings by J. B. Borra, the Italian architect who accompanied Wood and James Dawkins on their tour of Asia Minor in 1750-51.This is one of two issues recorded in the ESTC - this with "Page 9.l.26. for emperor's, read emperors." The bound in double-page plate is a combination of etching and engraving and not called for in this work. It shows the two explorers and antiquaries Robert Wood and James Dawkins, arriving at the ancient Roman site of Palmyra, in present-day Syria. Both men are incongruously shown wearing Roman togas. This print engraved by John Hall (1739-1797) in 1773 is based on a large oil painting of 1758 by Gavin Hamilton (1723-1798), which is now in the Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow University. The print was published May 12th 1775, by J. Robson, New Bond Street. Near Fine.

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        Vers de Voltaire au Roi de Prusse. Verses of Voltaire to the King of Prussia.

      Printed for R. and J. Dodsley. 1753 7, [1]p. Parallel French and English text. 4to. Sl. foxing, sl. tear without loss along old fold mark on titlepage. Recent sugar paper wrappers.ESTC N68289, not in BL; Cambridge and Yale Beinecke only.On July 10, 1750, Voltaire arrived in Potsdam, accepting a long standing invitation to visit the Prussian court. He was not only an esteemed guest at Sans Souci, he was a paid companion and language teacher, and overwhelmed by the hospitality shown to him by the Prussian King, his first letter to France was full of praise for Frederick.For several months Voltaire was at the centre of society in Potsdam and Berlin. Frederick considered him a personal friend, but following several disagreements, at the end of March 1753 Voltaire left Potsdam, taking with him some of Frederick's unpublished poems. Frederick had him detained in Frankfurt, where he was kept several weeks under house arrest, until the missing poems were recovered. Sometime later they resumed correspondence, but never recaptured the pleasure of their earlier friendship. The Verses were published by Dodsley in May 1753, almost exactly at the time that Voltaire was being interrogated by Frederick's agents, and were clearly written in better times, before his departure.

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        The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

      

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        Maupertuisiana...

      Hambourg [i.e., Leiden: n.p.], 1753. Comprising: Maupertuisiana. Hambourg: 1753. Pp. 48. Contents: Avertissement; Table de pièces continues dans ce recueil; Lettre de M. T*** à M. S*** tirée du Magasin français; Seconde letter du même au même; Réponse d'un académician de Berlin à un académician de Paris; Extrait d'une letter de Berlin du 15 août 1752; Lettre de M. Euler a fait mettre dans la Gazette de Berlin en date du 2 septembre 1752; Lettre de Voltaire à M. Roquer, etc., mise à la tête du Supplement au Siècle de Louis XIV. Jugement de l'Académie Royale, des Sciences et Belles Lettres. N. p., n. d. Pp. 26. [KÖNIG] Appel au public, du jugement de l'Académie Royale de Berlin, sur un fragment de Lettre de M. Leibniz, cité par M. Koenig. Seconde edition. Leiden: de l'Imp. d'Elie Luzac, Jun., 1753. Pp. 192. Lettre de M. le Marquis de L** N** à Mme. le Marquise A** G** sur le Procès, intenté par M. Moreau de Maupertuis, contre M. Koenig, devant l'Académie Royale de Berlin. London: 1753. Pp. 40. [VOLTAIRE] Diatribe du Docteur Akakia, médecin du Pape. Décret del'inquisition; et rapport des professeurs de Rome, au sujet d'un pretend président. Rome: 1753. Pp. 32 (including the 'Décret de l'inquisition de Rome,' not always present and not listed in the table of contents). Extrait d'une letter de Berlin, du 12. Novembre 1752. N. p., n. d. pp. 16. Extrait d'une letter d'un Académicien de Berlin, à un member de la Société Royale de Londres. N. p., n. d. pp. 8. [VOLTAIRE] Séance mémorable. N. p., n. d. pp. 8. Lettres concernant le jugement de l'Académie. N. p., n. d. Pp. 33, '34-42', 43-56 (including 'Lettre de M. de Maupertuis à M. Euler' (pp. 27 - 33) and 'Lettre de M. Merian à M. Euler' (pp. '37-42' - 56). KÖNIG. Défense de l'appel au public: ou réponse aux lettres concernant le Jugement de l'Académie de Berlin. Addressée à M. de Maupertuis par M. Koenig. Leiden: de l'Imp. d'Elie Luzac, fils, 1753. pp. [ii], 65. Éloges de trois philosophes. London: 1753. Pp. [ii], 74 (including 'Lettre d'un Académicien de Berlin à un Académicien de Paris,' pp. 52-74). Réponse de l'Académicien de Paris à l'Académicien de Berlin. London: 1753. Pp. [ii], 41. L'art de bien argumenter en philosophie, réduit en pratique. Par un vieux capitaine de cavallerie, travesti en philosophe. Hambourg: 1753. Pp. 8. (This is a letter from Maupertuis to Voltaire and Voltaire's reply). EULER. Dissertation sur le principe de la moindre action, avec l'examen des objections de M. le Professeur Koenig faites contre ce principe. Leiden: de l'Imp. d'Elie Luzac, fils, 1753. Pp. [viii], 88. La Berluë remarquable des deux philosophes, les plus clairvoyans de ce siècle. Par un étudiant en philosophie de l'Université de Wittemberg. Wittemberg: 1753. Pp. 16. Traité de paix conclu entre M. le président de Maupertuis, et M. le professeur Koenig. Berlin: 1753. Pp. 19. Rare complete collection of sixteen pamphlets relating to the 'König affair,' the celebrated polemic on the principle of least action, "perhaps the ugliest of all the famous scientific disputes" (DSB VII: 442).  The texts in this collection are all in their first printed state with the exception of Appel au public (first printed in the Nova Acta Eruditorum for 1751) and Diatribe du Docteur Akakia (see below). The König affair is of considerable importance in the history of physics, since the principle of least action "was clarified and underwent important developments at the hands of [William Rowan] Hamilton and [Carl Gustav Jacob] Jacobi in the 19th century ... [It] has come to play a fundamentally important part in twentieth-century Physics" (Wolf, A History of Science, Technology, and Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, p. 69). Although initially a quarrel between Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis (1698-1759) and Johann Samuel König (1712-57), the dispute drew in, among others, Leonhard Euler (1707-83), Voltaire (1694-1778) and the 'philosopher King' Frederick II of Prussia (1712-86). Beginning as a narrow scientific priority dispute, it became a battleground of love and jealousy, patronage, academic freedom and the control of knowledge and of print. The origins of the principle of least action lie in antiquity, when Hero of Alexandria (fl. c. 62 AD) showed that the path taken by light reflected from a mirror is that of shortest time; this was extended by Pierre de Fermat (1601-65) in the 17th century to the case of refraction. But the modern form of the principle is ascribed to Maupertuis who in 1744 published in Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences (Paris) his paper 'Accord de différentes loix de la nature qui avoient jusqu'ici paru incompatibles,' in which he put forward his rather vague  "principle by which nature, when realizing its actions, always goes along the simplest path." Two years later, he published in Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Belles-Lettres de Berlin his 'Les loix du mouvement et du repos déduites d'un principe metaphysique,' in which he stated "A general principle: When a change occurs in nature, the quantity of action necessary for this change is least possible. The quantity of action is the product of the masses of the bodies by their speeds and by the distance over which they move." This principle had, in fact, been stated for the case of an isolated body by Euler in Additamentum II of his Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas (1744), although Euler did not raise any questions of priority. Maupertuis was very proud of his principle - he believed not only that he had reduced all of mechanics to a single rule, but claimed to have derived from it a metaphysical demonstration of the existence of God. In the spring of 1751 König published in Nova Acta eruditorum 'De universali principio aequilibrii et motus,' in which he denied the universality of Maupertuis' principle of least action and claimed to have a letter sent by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) in 1707 to Jakob Hermann (1678-1733) in which Leibniz writes "I remarked that in modifications of movements [action] becomes ordinarily a Maximum, or a Minimum." Maupertuis saw in this both an accusation of plagiarism and a challenge to his honour, and demanded that König produce the original of the letter. When neither König nor anyone else succeeded in producing the letter, Maupertuis, as president, called the Academy into plenary session on 13 April 1752 to hear a charge of forgery against König, with Euler putting the case for the Academy (Maupertuis himself was not present). König claimed that his copy of Leibniz's letter had been made from an original owned by Henzi, a Bern collector of manuscripts, but this could not be verified as Henzi had been put to death by his political opponents and all his papers had been burned. The Academy found König guilty of forgery. In response, he published a pamphlet Appel au public in which he quoted in full the copies of four letters in his possession which he himself had copied from original letters of Leibniz owned by Henzi. He made a convincing case, but neither Maupertuis nor Frederick II were prepared to listen. König had no option but to resign from the Academy. The decision of the Academy triggered an international debate about the conduct of the Academy and its president, and Voltaire played a key role in fuelling the dispute. On 18 September 1752 an anonymous pamphlet Response de l'Academicien de Paris à l'Académicien de Berlin defending König appeared; we now know that it was written by Voltaire. But his most effective work was the satirical Diatribe du Docteur Akakia, médecin du Pape in which the fictional doctor is ostensibly warning the president (Maupertuis) that a young man is trying to pass off his own, inferior works as the president's. Akakia quotes outlandish statements made by the young man, all of which are in fact drawn from Maupertuis' works. So he tells us the young man had 'claimed that children are formed in the mother's womb by attraction, that the left eye attracts the right leg, etc.' Maupertuis had argued that a foetus is formed from mixing 'parts' from the two parents, where each part is attracted towards parts corresponding to those that had been close to it before. This is speculation based on thin evidence but was hardly as naïve as Akakia suggests. Frederick II could not stand by as the president of his own Academy came under attack. The original edition of Akakia, printed at Potsdam, was officially condemned in Prussia and all copies were burned by the public executioner on Christmas Eve 1752 in the presence of both the King and Voltaire. Voltaire succeeded in having it reprinted throughout Europe (this second edition appears in the present collection, as in all copies of Maupertuisiana), but Voltaire soon left Berlin. Although Voltaire's participation in the dispute is often explained as a reaction to what he perceived as Maupertuis' abuse of power, its origins lie elsewhere. Voltaire had arrived at Berlin in July 1750, not long after the death of his protégé and lover the Marquise du Châtelet. He and Maupertuis were old friends. Maupertuis had advised him on his Philosophical Letters (1735) and had even made a few visits to Cirey where he found a vigorous admirer in the Marquise, perhaps stirring feelings of jealousy in Voltaire. König had also visited Cirey and had turned Mme. du Châtelet into a disciple of Leibniz, much to Voltaire's disgust. Once in Berlin, Voltaire found it difficult to share the intellectual spotlight with Maupertuis. Their friendship came to an end when Maupertuis refused to use his influence to support Voltaire when he became involved in a lawsuit over certain financial speculations. The König affair was Voltaire's chance to even the score, even if it meant forgetting his earlier animosity toward König. It has been commonly supposed that Euler's role in the König affair was that of an impartial judge. But in fact it was Euler who urged Maupertuis to put König in the wrong. König was an ardent supporter of Wolffian metaphysics; Euler's religious convictions and his scientific approach to physical problems made him antipathetic to Wolff's metaphysics (this can be seen clearly in his Lettres à une Princesse d'Allemagne), and in this he was supported by Maupertuis. Euler viewed König's attack on Maupertuis as an attack from the Wolffians, and his response drove him beyond the bounds of good sense. Euler's Dissertation sur le principe de la moindre action gives a detailed historical and critical analysis of the principle of least action, including the contributions of Leibniz and Maupertuis, as well as his own, and of the claims of König. It was also published in the same year at Berlin in a bilingual Latin-French edition, and in Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Belles-Lettres de Berlin (Vol. 7, pp. 199-218). It was nearly 150 years before the Berlin Academy reconsidered its ruling against König. In 1898 Gerhardt undertook research which made a convincing argument that König's quotation from Leibniz was genuine, although it has never been established who the likely recipient of the letter was. Versions of all four letters quoted by König in his pamphlet Appel au public were found by Kabitz in 1913 in a collection of copies of Leibniz letters owned by the Bernoullis. DSB IV: 471 & VII 442-3; Bengescu, Voltaire: Bibliographie de ses Oeuvres, Vol. 2, pp. 65-8; C.I. Gerhardt, "Über die vier Briefe von Leibniz, die Samuel König in dem Appel au public, Leide MDCCLIII, veröffentlicht hat", Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften I, pp. 419-27 (1898); W. Kabitz, "Über eine in Gotha aufgefundene Abschrift des von S. König in seinem Streite mit Maupertuis und der Akademie veröffentlichten, seinerzeit für unecht erklärten Leibnizbriefes," Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften II, pp. 632-8 (1913). 8vo (203 x 126 mm), 16 parts bound in one volume, contemporary marbled paper with gilt spine label, extremeties with light wear, large engraved vignette to title page of first part, engraved head- and tail-pieces and initials (items 7 and 8 misbound but complete), some very light spotting to first and final leaves. In all a very fine and unrestored copy....

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        Le guide des accoucheurs ou le maistre dans l'art d'accoucher les femmes.

      Paris, De Bure, 1753. ____ Seconde édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée par l'auteur de ce manuel pratique, mis sous forme de demandes et de réponses. Illustré par 15 planches hors-texte: anatomie, instruments et appareils, certains inventés par l'auteur. Quelques rousseurs. Premier plat taché, coins abîmés. Ex-libris manuscrit sur le titre : "J. Antoine Goudard, 1799". *****. In-8. [196 X 125 mm] Collation : XXXII, 392 pp., et 15 planches h.-t. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque).

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        Maupertuisiana...

      Hambourg [i.e., Leiden: n.p.], 1753. Comprising: Maupertuisiana. Hambourg: 1753. Pp. 48. Contents: Avertissement; Table de pièces continues dans ce recueil; Lettre de M. T*** à M. S*** tirée du Magasin français; Seconde letter du même au même; Réponse d'un académician de Berlin à un académician de Paris; Extrait d'une letter de Berlin du 15 août 1752; Lettre de M. Euler a fait mettre dans la Gazette de Berlin en date du 2 septembre 1752; Lettre de Voltaire à M. Roquer, etc., mise à la tête du Supplement au Siècle de Louis XIV. Jugement de l'Académie Royale, des Sciences et Belles Lettres. N. p., n. d. Pp. 26. [KÖNIG] Appel au public, du jugement de l'Académie Royale de Berlin, sur un fragment de Lettre de M. Leibniz, cité par M. Koenig. Seconde edition. Leiden: de l'Imp. d'Elie Luzac, Jun., 1753. Pp. 192. Lettre de M. le Marquis de L** N** à Mme. le Marquise A** G** sur le Procès, intenté par M. Moreau de Maupertuis, contre M. Koenig, devant l'Académie Royale de Berlin. London: 1753. Pp. 40. [VOLTAIRE] Diatribe du Docteur Akakia, médecin du Pape. Décret del'inquisition; et rapport des professeurs de Rome, au sujet d'un pretend président. Rome: 1753. Pp. 32 (including the 'Décret de l'inquisition de Rome,' not always present and not listed in the table of contents). Extrait d'une letter de Berlin, du 12. Novembre 1752. N. p., n. d. pp. 16. Extrait d'une letter d'un Académicien de Berlin, à un member de la Société Royale de Londres. N. p., n. d. pp. 8. [VOLTAIRE] Séance mémorable. N. p., n. d. pp. 8. Lettres concernant le jugement de l'Académie. N. p., n. d. Pp. 33, '34-42', 43-56 (including 'Lettre de M. de Maupertuis à M. Euler' (pp. 27 - 33) and 'Lettre de M. Merian à M. Euler' (pp. '37-42' - 56). KÖNIG. Défense de l'appel au public: ou réponse aux lettres concernant le Jugement de l'Académie de Berlin. Addressée à M. de Maupertuis par M. Koenig. Leiden: de l'Imp. d'Elie Luzac, fils, 1753. pp. [ii], 65. Éloges de trois philosophes. London: 1753. Pp. [ii], 74 (including 'Lettre d'un Académicien de Berlin à un Académicien de Paris,' pp. 52-74). Réponse de l'Académicien de Paris à l'Académicien de Berlin. London: 1753. Pp. [ii], 41. L'art de bien argumenter en philosophie, réduit en pratique. Par un vieux capitaine de cavallerie, travesti en philosophe. Hambourg: 1753. Pp. 8. (This is a letter from Maupertuis to Voltaire and Voltaire's reply). EULER. Dissertation sur le principe de la moindre action, avec l'examen des objections de M. le Professeur Koenig faites contre ce principe. Leiden: de l'Imp. d'Elie Luzac, fils, 1753. Pp. [viii], 88. La Berluë remarquable des deux philosophes, les plus clairvoyans de ce siècle. Par un étudiant en philosophie de l'Université de Wittemberg. Wittemberg: 1753. Pp. 16. Traité de paix conclu entre M. le président de Maupertuis, et M. le professeur Koenig. Berlin: 1753. Pp. 19. Rare complete collection of sixteen pamphlets relating to the 'König affair,' the celebrated polemic on the principle of least action, "perhaps the ugliest of all the famous scientific disputes" (DSB VII: 442).  The texts in this collection are all in their first printed state with the exception of Appel au public (first printed in the Nova Acta Eruditorum for 1751) and Diatribe du Docteur Akakia (see below). The König affair is of considerable importance in the history of physics, since the principle of least action "was clarified and underwent important developments at the hands of [William Rowan] Hamilton and [Carl Gustav Jacob] Jacobi in the 19th century ... [It] has come to play a fundamentally important part in twentieth-century Physics" (Wolf, A History of Science, Technology, and Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, p. 69). Although initially a quarrel between Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis (1698-1759) and Johann Samuel König (1712-57), the dispute drew in, among others, Leonhard Euler (1707-83), Voltaire (1694-1778) and the 'philosopher King' Frederick II of Prussia (1712-86). Beginning as a narrow scientific priority dispute, it became a battleground of love and jealousy, patronage, academic freedom and the control of knowledge and of print. The origins of the principle of least action lie in antiquity, when Hero of Alexandria (fl. c. 62 AD) showed that the path taken by light reflected from a mirror is that of shortest time; this was extended by Pierre de Fermat (1601-65) in the 17th century to the case of refraction. But the modern form of the principle is ascribed to Maupertuis who in 1744 published in Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences (Paris) his paper 'Accord de différentes loix de la nature qui avoient jusqu'ici paru incompatibles,' in which he put forward his rather vague  "principle by which nature, when realizing its actions, always goes along the simplest path." Two years later, he published in Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Belles-Lettres de Berlin his 'Les loix du mouvement et du repos déduites d'un principe metaphysique,' in which he stated "A general principle: When a change occurs in nature, the quantity of action necessary for this change is least possible. The quantity of action is the product of the masses of the bodies by their speeds and by the distance over which they move." This principle had, in fact, been stated for the case of an isolated body by Euler in Additamentum II of his Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas (1744), although Euler did not raise any questions of priority. Maupertuis was very proud of his principle - he believed not only that he had reduced all of mechanics to a single rule, but claimed to have derived from it a metaphysical demonstration of the existence of God. In the spring of 1751 König published in Nova Acta eruditorum 'De universali principio aequilibrii et motus,' in which he denied the universality of Maupertuis' principle of least action and claimed to have a letter sent by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) in 1707 to Jakob Hermann (1678-1733) in which Leibniz writes "I remarked that in modifications of movements [action] becomes ordinarily a Maximum, or a Minimum." Maupertuis saw in this both an accusation of plagiarism and a challenge to his honour, and demanded that König produce the original of the letter. When neither König nor anyone else succeeded in producing the letter, Maupertuis, as president, called the Academy into plenary session on 13 April 1752 to hear a charge of forgery against König, with Euler putting the case for the Academy (Maupertuis himself was not present). König claimed that his copy of Leibniz's letter had been made from an original owned by Henzi, a Bern collector of manuscripts, but this could not be verified as Henzi had been put to death by his political opponents and all his papers had been burned. The Academy found König guilty of forgery. In response, he published a pamphlet Appel au public in which he quoted in full the copies of four letters in his possession which he himself had copied from original letters of Leibniz owned by Henzi. He made a convincing case, but neither Maupertuis nor Frederick II were prepared to listen. König had no option but to resign from the Academy. The decision of the Academy triggered an international debate about the conduct of the Academy and its president, and Voltaire played a key role in fuelling the dispute. On 18 September 1752 an anonymous pamphlet Response de l'Academicien de Paris à l'Académicien de Berlin defending König appeared; we now know that it was written by Voltaire. But his most effective work was the satirical Diatribe du Docteur Akakia, médecin du Pape in which the fictional doctor is ostensibly warning the president (Maupertuis) that a young man is trying to pass off his own, inferior works as the president's. Akakia quotes outlandish statements made by the young man, all of which are in fact drawn from Maupertuis' works. So he tells us the young man had 'claimed that children are formed in the mother's womb by attraction, that the left eye attracts the right leg, etc.' Maupertuis had argued that a foetus is formed from mixing 'parts' from the two parents, where each part is attracted towards parts corresponding to those that had been close to it before. This is speculation based on thin evidence but was hardly as naïve as Akakia suggests. Frederick II could not stand by as the president of his own Academy came under attack. The original edition of Akakia, printed at Potsdam, was officially condemned in Prussia and all copies were burned by the public executioner on Christmas Eve 1752 in the presence of both the King and Voltaire. Voltaire succeeded in having it reprinted throughout Europe (this second edition appears in the present collection, as in all copies of Maupertuisiana), but Voltaire soon left Berlin. Although Voltaire's participation in the dispute is often explained as a reaction to what he perceived as Maupertuis' abuse of power, its origins lie elsewhere. Voltaire had arrived at Berlin in July 1750, not long after the death of his protégé and lover the Marquise du Châtelet. He and Maupertuis were old friends. Maupertuis had advised him on his Philosophical Letters (1735) and had even made a few visits to Cirey where he found a vigorous admirer in the Marquise, perhaps stirring feelings of jealousy in Voltaire. König had also visited Cirey and had turned Mme. du Châtelet into a disciple of Leibniz, much to Voltaire's disgust. Once in Berlin, Voltaire found it difficult to share the intellectual spotlight with Maupertuis. Their friendship came to an end when Maupertuis refused to use his influence to support Voltaire when he became involved in a lawsuit over certain financial speculations. The König affair was Voltaire's chance to even the score, even if it meant forgetting his earlier animosity toward König. It has been commonly supposed that Euler's role in the König affair was that of an impartial judge. But in fact it was Euler who urged Maupertuis to put König in the wrong. König was an ardent supporter of Wolffian metaphysics; Euler's religious convictions and his scientific approach to physical problems made him antipathetic to Wolff's metaphysics (this can be seen clearly in his Lettres à une Princesse d'Allemagne), and in this he was supported by Maupertuis. Euler viewed König's attack on Maupertuis as an attack from the Wolffians, and his response drove him beyond the bounds of good sense. Euler's Dissertation sur le principe de la moindre action gives a detailed historical and critical analysis of the principle of least action, including the contributions of Leibniz and Maupertuis, as well as his own, and of the claims of König. It was also published in the same year at Berlin in a bilingual Latin-French edition, and in Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Belles-Lettres de Berlin (Vol. 7, pp. 199-218). It was nearly 150 years before the Berlin Academy reconsidered its ruling against König. In 1898 Gerhardt undertook research which made a convincing argument that König's quotation from Leibniz was genuine, although it has never been established who the likely recipient of the letter was. Versions of all four letters quoted by König in his pamphlet Appel au public were found by Kabitz in 1913 in a collection of copies of Leibniz letters owned by the Bernoullis. DSB IV: 471 & VII 442-3; Bengescu, Voltaire: Bibliographie de ses Oeuvres, Vol. 2, pp. 65-8; C.I. Gerhardt, "Ãœber die vier Briefe von Leibniz, die Samuel König in dem Appel au public, Leide MDCCLIII, veröffentlicht hat", Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften I, pp. 419-27 (1898); W. Kabitz, "Ãœber eine in Gotha aufgefundene Abschrift des von S. König in seinem Streite mit Maupertuis und der Akademie veröffentlichten, seinerzeit für unecht erklärten Leibnizbriefes," Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften II, pp. 632-8 (1913). 8vo (203 x 126 mm), 16 parts bound in one volume, contemporary marbled paper with gilt spine label, extremeties with light wear, large engraved vignette to title page of first part, engraved head- and tail-pieces and initials (items 7 and 8 misbound but complete), some very light spotting to first and final leaves. In all a very fine and unrestored copy....

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         Voyage de Nicolas Klimius dans le monde souterrain contenant une nouvelle théorie de la Terre, et l'histoire d'une cinquième Monarchie inconnue jusqu'à présent, ouvrage tiré de la bibliothèque de Mr. B. Abelin, et trad. du latin par M. de Mauvillon. Edition sec. augmentée...

      Copenhague & Leipzig, chez Frid. Chretien Pelt, 1753, in 12, d'un joli titre gravé & 6ff. 388pp., ill. de 6 curieuses gravures h. t. de Brühl dont deux très curieuses d'habitants du monde souterrain et d'une grande planche se dépl. représentant le plan de ce monde, demi-veau brun lég. postérieur, dos orné de fleurons dorés, bon exemplaire. Seconde édition française de ce voyage imaginaire du célèbre poète danois (1684-1754). Cette utopie très rare, satire violente des institutions sociales et politiques du temps, est des plus étranges. La première édition française de 1741 ne comprenait que deux gravures. D'après la théorie de l'astronome Edmund Halley émise dès 1692, Holberg initie ici le thème de la "terre creuse", thème qui inspirera Jules Verne et son "Voyage au centre de la Terre", mais aussi Ed. Bulwer-Lytton dans "Vril, The Power of the Coming Race" (1871), et plus récemment William Reed (1906), Marshall Gardner (1913), mais aussi les théoriciens du nazisme car le mythe fut associé à celui d'une race supérieure (Vril) et à la cyclologie de la "cosmologie glaciale" de Hans Hörbiger (1860-1931), enfin Richard Sharpe Shaver (1945), et le romancier Alain Paris en 1980. ¶ "Sans avoir connu le succès prodigieux de Swift, Holberg a sinon créé, du moins marqué durablement un thème précis, celui de la Terre creuse ..." Versins, Encycl. de l'Utopie, p.432. - Caillet n°5228 - Hartig & Soboul utopie p.49 - Eluard-Valette cat. utopies n°152/153 "Nombreux êtres étranges et amusants... c'est un monde prodigieux..."

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        Histoire de Manon Lescaut

      New edition, both for the first two parts published separately for the first time in 1753, for the third and fourth parties for their originally published in 1760.Binding full fair calf iced contemporary. Back smooth decorated with grotesque rafters. Mors rubbed. restores the bit ahead of volumes I and II. Charming series, very elegant. Aux depens de la Compagnie à Amsterdam 1756 4 tomes en 4 vol. in-16 (7,5x14cm) (4) 257pp. et (4) 210pp. et (4) 240pp. et (4) 216pp. reliés

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        I viaggi di Ciro. Tradotti dall'idioma francese

      S. l. (tip. Raimondo di Sangro), 1753. In 8, pp. XXXII + 256 con 2 tavole fuori testo. (Frontespizio e antiporta incise da F. Sesone, l'antiporta su disegno di N. Cochin). Piena pergamena coeva. Rarissima edizione della tipografia impiantata a Napoli da Raimondo Di Sangro Principe di Sansevero e che aveva sede nel suo palazzo. Probabilmente una delle ultime edizioni pubblicate da questa stamperia massonica. In effetti nel 1751 Carlo III, su spinte papali, mise al bando le logge massoniche napoletane, delle quali il Principe era gran Maestro, bloccando cosi' anche l'attivita' della tipografia. La traduzione di questo testo, considerato per lungo tempo una pietra miliare del sapere massonico, era stata commissionata ad Annibale Antonini, giureconsulto che molto aveva viaggiato, in Olanda, Germania, Scozia e che in Francia era entrato in contatto con studiosi massonici. I viaggi di Ciro rappresentano un percorso iniziatico alla ricerca della sapienza, concetto che e' illustrato anche nell'antiporta, incisa su disegno di N. Cochin (autore peraltro del frontespizio dell'Encyclopedie). Manca a Simoni (che cita altre ed.: Venezia, 1729; Padova, 1781 e a Graesse (che cita una ed. : Napoli 1756). ITA

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        Erz Stuffen und Berg Arten mit Farben genau abgebildet. herausgegeben durch Johann Michael Seligmann / Fossilium metalla et res metallicas concernentium glebae suis coloribus expressae.

      Nuremberg: Johann Michael Seligmann, 1753. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (254x201 mm). 34 hand-coloured engraved plates (only, of 46) many heightened with gold and silver, 44 pp. only (of 56) of explanatory text plus engraved title page in Latin and 44 pp. only (of 56) of German text plus additional engraved title-page. Modern calf-backed boards with morocco letting pieces to spine, new endpapers, contemporary marbled edges. Internally with only very minor toning and spotting, pp.37-44 of German text misbound among Latin text. A crisp copy with the plates finely colored, very rare in any condition. ----Hoover 728; DSB XII, 185-86; Honeyman 2796; Freilich Cat. 480. - Rare first edition of a work intended as a guide for miners and prospectors, providing detailed descriptions of the physical properties, localities, and modes of occurrence of various minerals ores, with beautifully coloured illustrations. Schmidel's work is hardly ever found complete, perhaps because of its publication in 28 parts from 1753 to 1765. Three of the four copies in the BL are imperfect, as were the Hoover, Freilich and Honeyman copies. Hoover calls for 46 plates. None of three copies sold at auction since 1980 contained more that 26; the Freilich copy had 21. This copy contains 34 plates an thus constitutes the most complete copy which has come up on the market for many decades. The plates included here are of the highest quality, several being beautifully heightened in silver and gold. "Schmiedel's interests as a naturalist focused on mineralogy, ore mineralogy in particular, and in 1753 he began issuing parts of a book designed to help miners and prospectors recognize the different kinds of metalliferous ore minerals. Erz Stuffen und Berg Arten ("Ore Specimens and Mineral Species of the Mines") consisted of descriptive text written by Schmiedel, complemented by an eventual total of 46 hand-colored copper-plate engravings of mineral specimens. The engravings were nearly all done by the Nuremberg engraver Johann Michael Seligmann (1720-1762). Seligmann had received his training in art at the Nürnberg Malerakademie, and in his short lifetime created illustrations for many books on science and natural history. Several artists produced the original paintings from which Seligmann executing his engravings; these included J. F. Kiefhaber, N. Gabler, J. C. Keller, J. C. Dietzsch and Christian Leinbarger, with engraving assistance from Johann Sebastian Leitner and Johann Christoph von Mayr. The last plates were issued sometime after 1771" (C. Schuh, 2005. Mineralogy & Crystallography: An Annotated Bibliography of Books Published 1469 through 1919). "The objective of this volume was to accurately portray minerals of economic importance in their "exact" colors, so that miners and prospectors could use it as a handbook and a guide to locate valuable ores. The noted engraver Johann Michael Seligmann [see note below] was responsible for the majority of the fine copper plates which show various specimens of copper, lead, zinc, silver and gold ores. The text, written in both Latin and German, meticulously describes the physical properties and modes of occurrence of the figured specimens, thus anticipating the importance of external characteristics in mineralogy. The specimens shown on the plates are unfortunately not fine crystallized specimens, but typical examples of valuable ores; therefore, one will be disappointed if too much is expected of the illustrations as mineral specimen depictions. They are, however, well executed pictures of ores samples.The Berlinischer Sammlungen review notice of Fossilium Metalla et res Metallicas indicates that sections containing 3 plates were to be issued every 2 months. Probably due to an insufficient number of subscribers however, the flow of new descriptions and plates became erratic, and with only twenty-eight plates distributed, eventually halted in 1765, although by this time, Schmidel's book was highly admired and much used as a practical tool. Yet, no new descriptions or plates appeared until after 1771. At this point, new sections were published until a total of forty-two plates were issued, then apparently publication again ceased, for copies with 42 plates are considered complete in the standard bibliographic references. Nevertheless, a very few copies exist with descriptions and four additional plates, thereby totaling 46 plates. Since the added plates do not identify their engraver or year of creation, it is assumed they were issued at some later time, and therefore not included in many copies. The signature collation of the leaves clearly shows that the text was published in such a way that the book could be sold in separate German and Latin volumes as well as the configuration with the German and Latin combined into a single volume... Since most copies of this work appear to be the combination text, it can probably be assumed that both sets of text were sent to subscribers, and it was the subscribers who made the final determination as to what should be bound or not." (Min. Record Lib.). Near Fine.

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        Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1750 et 1751,dans L'Am‚rique Septentrionale, pour rectifier les Cartes des C"otes deL'Acadie, de L'Isle Royale & de L'Isle de Terre-Neuve; et pour enfixerles principaux points par des Observations Astronomique

      Paris: Del'Imprimerie Royale, 1753. viii+[folding map]+288+[1 folding table]+[1 folding chart]+[x] pages with 6 folding engraved maps and index. Quarto (10 1/4" x 8") bound in contemporary quarter leather with green leather label to spine in gilt over calf-backed boards. (Sabin 11723; Howegego C87) First edition.Joseph-Bernard de Chabert de Cogolin followed family tradition when he entered the navy as a midshipman in July 1741. After several voyages in the Mediterranean, where he displayed an interest in science and a talent for drawing charts that brought him to the attention of the minister of Marine, he was appointed sub-section leader of midshipmen and posted to Brest. In 1746 he made two voyages to reconnoiter the coasts of Acadia and correct the defectiveness of French charts. While in the frigate Castor he drew a chart of the roads and harbor of the Baie de Chibouctou (Halifax harbor), and later the same year he was sent in the Sirène to reconnoiter the harbor at Annapolis Royal and spy out the British ships anchored there. The next spring he joined Jacques-Pierre de Taffanel de La Jonquière's squadron in the Gloire and was taken prisoner by the British during the battle off Cape Ortegal, Spain. After repatriation Chabert was promoted ensign in April 1748 and retained in Paris by the minister, who wanted him to learn astronomy in order to instruct naval officers. Two years later he was chosen to go to ÃŽle Royale (Cape Breton Island) and continue his survey of the shores of Acadia. His expedition was organized by Roland-Michel Barrin* de La Galissonière, then head of the Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine in Paris. Chabert reached Louisbourg in August 1750 and immediately began to make a long series of observations about the waters of ÃŽle Royale. Although the weather was continually bad, he entered what is now the Strait of Canso, obtained a longitude from the shore, and twice observed the astronomical latitude. He also recorded tides and compass variations and charted the strait. At Canso itself he carried out similar observations and drew a second chart before returning to Louisbourg. He then surveyed the coast of ÃŽle Royale from Guyon Island, southwest of Cape Gabarus, northward beyond Scatarie Island. During the winter he had a but constructed on the ramparts at Louisbourg and despite the rigours of the climate successfully established the longitude of the town before spring. In June 1751 he departed for Cape Sable at the southern extremity of Nova Scotia to determine its latitude and longitude and then coasted along the shore. At the conclusion of his survey he discovered the length of Nova Scotia to be about 15 to 20 leagues shorter than was shown on contemporary charts. The following month he successfully located Sable Island, and in August he charted the southern coast of Newfoundland from Cape Ray to Cape Race. Returning to France in November, Chabert was attached to the Dépôt de la Marine under La Galissonière's direction and prepared his surveys for publication. The result appeared in 1753 as Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1750 et 1751, dans l'Amérique septentrionale. The work is in two parts: the first is an abridgement of his journal accompanied by charts; the second is devoted to his astronomical observations. It contained the most accurate hydrographic survey of the east coast that had yet been made, and the ministry of Marine subsidized publication by taking 200 copies for its own use. In 1754 Chabert was made a knight of the order of Saint-Louis as a reward for his services and two years later he was promoted lieutenant.Condition:S2 slightly stained at lower margin, slightly foxed and toned, 3 small wormholes at tale of spine, slight separation of front head hinge, corners bumped else a very nice copy.

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        Minéralogie ou description générale des substances du règne minéral.

      Paris, Durand, Pissot, 1753. ____ Première édition française. Traduction du baron d'Holbach. Illustré par 4 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Le tome 2 contient un recueil d'hydrologie qui a pour titre: -Hydrologie ou description du règne aquatique, divisée par classes, genres, espèces et variétés, avec la manière de faire l'essai des eaux. "The first rational classification of minerals, summarizing existing mineral knowledge using a system based on chemical composition as well as external characteristics." Cole 1334. Johan Gottschalk Wallerius (1709-1785), "his research led to "Mineralogia eller Mineralriket" (1747), his first great work, (...), became widely known in Europe through translations into german, french, russian, and (later) latin, and served as a model for later works." Le feuillet A qui suit le titre de la dernière partie est en double, en deux tirages différents. Très petit travail de vers au fond du dernier cahier, une coiffe habilement restaurée. Bon exemplaire. DSB 14, 144. ***** First french edition, translation by d'Holbach. 2 volumes in-8. [191 x 119 mm] Collation : XLVII, (1), 589, (7) / (4), 284, 256 pp., 4 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, filets d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Mémoires de Gaudence de Luques, prisonnier de l'inquisition...

      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, 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 Città 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. Heads of spines chipped.

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        Voyage de Nicolas Klimius dans le monde souterrain, contenant une nouvelle teorie de la terre, et l'histoire d'une cinquieme monarchie inconnue jusqu'à present

      Second edition after the original from 1741 (Latin and French). Illustrated with a frontispiece and 7 f. engraved plates (one folding, map of the underworld) by Brühl. Note that the number of copies that date do not have the eight boards, the first French edition had only three, and Latin, no. Book originally translated from Latin 'Nicolai Klimii Iter subterraneum' by Eleazar of Mauvillon (1712-1779). Attributed to Holberg by Barbier (Dictionary of anonymous works). Bibliographic manual physical and occult / Caillet, 1912-1913. Engraved title page. Full Sheepskin brown vintage. Back to bands decorated. Part of title beige. Caps trimmed. The edges are devoid of leather at the corners. Endpapers renewed in the twentieth. Allegorical and satirical work of Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754), Danish author, professor of law and philosophy. This critical Utopia violently political and social institutions of the time, in the manner of Swift (Gulliver's Travels). This is the first story that takes place inside the earth. Klimius, a poor student, falls without a hole and ends up inside the earth, he discovers the planet Nazar and the people who live by the laws of nature and of reason ... We particularly noted that Nicolas Klimius is the first fiction based on astronomical theories of Edmond Halley. Figures illustrating the book are very curious and foreshadow Granville and fantasies about the animal world. Bookplate engraved with the arms of Mr. Baron Barenghien. Bookplate manuscript kabbalisticis Stanislaj Guaita 1890. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Frid. Chretien Pelt. A Copenhague et a Lipsic 1753 in-12 (9,5x15,5cm) (14) 388 pp., 8 f. de pl. relié

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        The Works Containing memoirs of his life and travels in Asia Africa America and most parts of Europe From the year 1690 to the present time Giving a particular account of the Scotch expedition to Darien the rise progress and fall of the two great Trading African and South Sea Companies the late expedition to the Spanish West Indies the taking and restitution of Cape Breton

      

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        Lettres sur les anciens parlemens de France

      Chez T. Wood et S. Palmer. Binders of the time in full sheepskin blonde. Back with five nerves decorated with boxes and gilded florets, parts of title and volume number of red and brown. All red edges. Chez T. Wood et S. Palmer à Londres 1753 in-12 (10x17cm) (4) 235pp. et (4) 224pp. et (4) 207pp. 3 volumes reliés

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        Nieuwe kaart van het Oostelykste Deel der Weereld...

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

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        Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux, et de Manon Lescaut

      New edition Aux dépens de La Compagnie à Amsterdam 1753 petit in-12 (8,5x15,5cm) (4) 11p. (1) 302pp. et (4) 252pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Leisnig. - Flurstückplan. - "Leisnig".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, 1753. 42,0 x 51,8 cm (Darstellung) / 44,0 x 54,6 cm (Blatt). Unten rechts in der Platte unleserlich signiert und datiert "Johann Kamprad ? 1753 in Leisnig 75 Jahre alt". Mit mehreren ausführlichen Legenden ausgestattet. - Sehr seltener großer Plan der sächsischen Stadt an der Freiberger Mulde im Sächsischen Burgenland. Unterteilt in die vier Stadtviertel und ausgestattet mit den detaillierten Hausflurstücken nebst den Namen der jeweiligen Eigentümer. Mit dem Verlauf der Mulde und dekoriert mit dem Stadtwappen sowie den Hauptgebäuden; Rathaus, St. Matthias Kirche und dem Schloss Muldenstein. Ungewöhnliche Vedute deren Schwerpunkt mehr im stadtgeschichtlichen und weniger im künstlerischen Fokus liegt. Guter Druck auf Bütten des 18. Jahrhunderts mit Wasserzeichen Krone. - Linker Rand unregelmäßig. Mit alten Stadtplanfaltungen. Teils bis zur Plattenkante beschnitten. Insgesamt jedoch sehr ordentliches Exemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Veduta del Porto di Ripetta

      1753. "- QUARTO STATO DI OTTO - Acquaforte e bulino, 1753, firmata in lastra . Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ""doppio cerchio e giglio"", con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L'opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All'opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall'editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell'autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780." "- FOURTH STATE, OF EIGHT Etching and engraving, 1753, signed on plate. Example from the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark ""double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB"", with margins, very good condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building." Roma Rome Hind 28 IV/VIII, Focillon 814. 605 405

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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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        Delle memorie istoriche dell' antica città di Gela nella Sicilia

      Francesco Valenza, Palermo 1753 - Pizolanti, Carlo Filiberto carmelitano licatese. Palermo, Francesco Valenza, 1753. Delle memorie istoriche dell' antica città di Gela nella Sicilia libri IV. Opera postuma. In-folio, pergamena coeva. xv, (1), 248 pp. con grande prospetto > inciso in rame da A. Van Westerhout su disegno di S. Conca ripiegato più volte f.t., e 3 altre tavole f.t., fra cui l' albero genealogico della famiglia di Gelone ed una grande > ripiegata f.t. pure incise in rame. Ottimo esemplare di quest' opera pregevole in cui è descritta l' origine di Gela, oggi Caltagirone. Manca al Lozzi. Bibl. Platneriana, p. 152: >. Mira, Biliogr. siciliana, II, p. 228: >. Possiamo effettuare un piccolo sconto. Uff. Mob. 2 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della Casa Milano Libri Quattro. Dedicati et consecrati dall'Abbate Expilly A.S.A. Giacomo IV Francesco di Paula Milano Franco Gioeni d'Aragona.

      Paris, Giuseppe Barbou, 1753. - in-4. XXXIV. 468pp. Plein maroquin, dos à nerfs orné, triple filet doré sur les plats, armoiries dorées au centre, tranches dorées (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale très rare, probablement tirée à un petit nombre d'exemplaires, non mis dans le commerce, de cette étude sur la célèbre famille des Milano, d'origine espagnole. L'Abbé Jean-Joseph d'Expilly (1719-1793) a laissé des travaux de géographie "qui ont fait avancer cette science" (Larousse). Bel exemplaire en maroquin de l'époque aux armes du dédicataire, Jacques IV Milano, Marquis de S. Georges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux, et de Manon Lescaut

      Aux dépens de La Compagnie 1753 - - Aux dépens de La Compagnie, A Amsterdam 1753, Pet. In-12 (8,5x15,5cm), (4) 11p. (1) 302pp. et (4) 252pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edition définitive, revue et corrigée par l'auteur et augmentée d'un épisode important. Il y a en effet de nombreuses variantes avec l'édition de 1731. C'est ce texte qui servira pour toutes les éditions futures. En 1756 paraîtra une nouvelle édition augmentée de deux nouvelles partie dont l'attribution à l'abbé Prévost est toujours contestée. Une vignette répétée de Pasquier, 4 figures par parties de Pasquier et Gravelot ; ces 8 figures sont charmantes et délicates ; il s'agit du meilleur tirage fait sur un papier plié dans le sens de l'in-8 (les feuillets ont des pontuseaux de haut en bas, et non en travers comme pour les feuillets in-12 des volumes), ce qui explique que les gravures ont été coupées un peu court sur la marge externe. C'est l'édition la plus recherchée de l'histoire de Manon Lescaut. Reliures en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin tabac. Mors supérieur du tome II étroitement fendu en tête et queue. Travail de vers sur un nerf du tome I, 2 trou de vers. Manque le coin droit de la page 239 avec pertes de quelques mots. Bon exemplaire. Manon Lescaut parut pour la première fois en 1731 à la suite des Mémoires et aventures d'une homme de qualité, mais passa inaperçu. L'histoire scandaleuse des amours passionnels du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon (c'est-à-dire d'un noble et d'une prostituée) connut alors rapidement la gloire et il n'y eut pas moins de 23 éditions du vivant de Prévost. Deux autres parties furent écrites en 1756 (qui commence au retour d'Amérique de Des Grieux et après la mort de Manon), bien que la paternité de cette suite qui ressucite Manon de façon si incongrue ne lui a pas été attribuée de manière définitive ; les éditions modernes ne la reprennent pas. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition (4) 11p. (1) 302pp. et (4) 252pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tabula Geograph: Magnae Britanniae.

      1753 - Berlin, Leonhard Euler, 1753. Coloured. 320 x 370mm. With an inset of the Orkneys & Shetlands. Published by Leonard Von Euler, the famous mathematician

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        Traduction des ouvrages d'Aurelius-Cornelius Celse, sur la Médecine - traduits par M. Ninnin

      2 vol. , T.I: [19] ff.-488 Paris, Desaint, Saillant, etc, 1753, in-12, 2 vol. , T.I: [19] ff.-488 pp.; T.II: [5] ff.-480 pp.-[3] ff, pleine basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronnés, pièces de titre en cuir, tranches rouges, Première édition française par Ninnin des oeuvres de Celse qui furent publiées pour la première fois en 1478 à Florence, puis en 1481 à Milan. Aulus Cornelius CELSUS (25 av. J.C. - 50 après J.C.) est un naturaliste encyclopédiste qui exerce la médecine à Rome au cours du Ier siècle. Ex-Libris Bernard Chevalier contrecollé sur le contre-plat. Bel ensemble dans sa reliure originelle, coins et coiffes frottés, galerie de vers sur quelques feuillets du premier tome endommageant très légèrement le texte. (QUERARD, II, 99-419, BLAKE, 82; WELLCOME, II, 319)

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        MEDALS, COINS, GREAT-SEALS, IMPRESSIONS, FROM THE ELABORATE WORKS OF THOMAS SIMON.

      [SIMON,Thomas] MEDALS, COINS, GREAT-SEALS, IMPRESSIONS, FROM THE ELABORATE WORKS OF THOMAS SIMON. Medals, Coins, Great-Seals, Impressions, from the elaborate works of Thomas Simon, Chief Engraver of the Mint, to K.Charles 1st to the Commonwealth the Lord Protector Cromwell, and in the reign of K.Charles ye IId to MCCLXV by Geo. Vertue Published by Geo Vertue, 1753 First Edition. Engraved title page,[ii], 3,[iv],Pp 66 .38 plates present as called for.Bound recently in half calf with marbled boards, spine in six compartments, red title piece gilt. New matching marbled endpapers.Internally Very Good condition, a well struck copy on heavy paper stock. Some toning to page edges from damp staining, but nothing drastic. An uncommon book, and a very pleasing copy.

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        Dannemarks Riges Historie. Tomus I-III. Anden Edition paa ny igiennemseet og forbedred.

      Kjøbenhavn, Høpffner, 1753-54. 4to. (4) + 856 + (2) + 922 + (24) + 702 + (118) s. Kobberstukket portrett av Holberg. Samt. helskinnbd. (speilbind) med 5 opph. bind. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Gammmelt navn på tittelbl.

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        The Canons of Criticism, and Glossary, Being a Supplement to Mr. Warburton's Edition of Shakespear. Collected from The Notes in that celebrated Work, And proper to be bound up with it. [Signed and Inscribed]

      C. Bathurst, London 1753 - Fifth Edition. Octavo. Signed and Inscribed from the author at front free endpaper. Contemporary full leather, with five raised bands on spine. Marbled endpapers. Mainly a severe and widely praised criticism of Warburton's edition of Shakespeare; first published in 1748. Good, front cover detached, general wear. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cymbalum mundi, ou Dialogues satyriques sur différens Sujets. Avec une Lettre Critique dans laquelle l'Histoire, l'Analyse & l'Apologie de cet Ouvrage. Par Prosper Marchand. Nouvelle édition revue corrigée & augmentée de notes & remarques, communiquées par plusieurs Savans.

      chez Arkstée & Merkus, A Amsterdam et à Leipzig 1753 - In-12 de XXX-220 pp. (1) f. errata, 1 frontispice et 4 figures hors-texte, demi-maroquin citron à petits coins, dos lisse orné, filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, non rogné (relié vers 1810). Edition critique de Prosper Marchand publiée une première fois en 1711. Le Cymbalum mundi, fut condamné lors de sa première publication en 1537 et « supprimée avec tant de soin qu'on en connaît avec certitude qu'un seul exemplaire » qui servit pour l'établissement d'une nouvelle édition au XVIIIe siècle. « Ces dialogues composés à la manière de Lucien, sont de Bonaventure Des Périers, qui dans une lettre à un prétendu Pierre Tryocan (croyant), placée au commencement du livre a pris le nom de Thomas du Clevier, des impiétés et des hérésies condamnables, et le livre fut déféré au Parlement de Paris qui en ordonna la suppression et fit mettre en prison le libraire Morin. » Défendu au XIXe siècle par Charles Nodier, ce titre de Bonaventure des Periers fut une nouvelle fois interdit en 1858. Frontispice et 4 figures gravées par B. Picart. Vignette sur le titre imprimé en rouge et noir. De la bibliothèque d' Am. Berton avec son ex-libris sur le contreplat supérieur, accompagné d'une référence bibliographique manuscrite à la Bibliothèque instructive de Debure (1765) : « Plaisanterie suivies (mieux) de la fable et allégorie sur les grands de la cour n°4090,4091,4092 de la bibliothèque de Debure. » Brunet II, 644 ; Tchemerzine II, 855, c. ; Le Bûcher bibliographique, 424 (édition de 1711). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De scriptoribus Congregationis Clericorum Regularium Matris Dei.

      - Romae, ex typographia Angeli Rotilii et Philippi Bacchelle, 1753. 4to. Perg. coeva, titolo in oro al dorso. (16),392 (recte 394) pp., 1 c.nn. (le pp. 287/8 si ripetono nella paginazione). - Poche carte leggermente brunite, alcuni buchi di tarlo nel dorso, le carte di sguardia ant. rinnovate con carta ant.

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        BAYERN. - Zimmermann, Joseph Anton. Chur Bayrisch Geistlicher Calender auf daß Jahr 1754-(1758).

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

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        Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux, et de Manon Lescaut

      - Aux dépens de La Compagnie, A Amsterdam 1753, Pet. In-12 (8,5x15,5cm), (4) 11p. (1) 302pp. et (4) 252pp., 2 volumes reliés. - nuova edizione - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition définitive, revue et corrigée par l'auteur et augmentée d'un épisode important. Il y a en effet de nombreuses variantes avec l'édition de 1731. C'est ce texte qui servira pour toutes les éditions futures. En 1756 paraîtra une nouvelle édition augmentée de deux nouvelles partie dont l'attribution à l'abbé Prévost est toujours contestée. Une vignette répétée de Pasquier, 4 figures par parties de Pasquier et Gravelot ; ces 8 figures sont charmantes et délicates ; il s'agit du meilleur tirage fait sur un papier plié dans le sens de l'in-8 (les feuillets ont des pontuseaux de haut en bas, et non en travers comme pour les feuillets in-12 des volumes), ce qui explique que les gravures ont été coupées un peu court sur la marge externe. C'est l'édition la plus recherchée de l'histoire de Manon Lescaut. Reliures en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin tabac. Mors supérieur du tome II étroitement fendu en tête et queue. Travail de vers sur un nerf du tome I, 2 trou de vers. Manque le coin droit de la page 239 avec pertes de quelques mots. Bon exemplaire. Manon Lescaut parut pour la première fois en 1731 à la suite des Mémoires et aventures d'une homme de qualité, mais passa inaperçu. L'histoire scandaleuse des amours passionnels du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon (c'est-à-dire d'un noble et d'une prostituée) connut alors rapidement la gloire et il n'y eut pas moins de 23 éditions du vivant de Prévost. Deux autres parties furent écrites en 1756 (qui commence au retour d'Amérique de Des Grieux et après la mort de Manon), bien que la paternité de cette suite qui ressucite Manon de façon si incongrue ne lui a pas été attribuée de manière définitive ; les éditions modernes ne la reprennent pas.   

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        Histoire De L' Ancien Théatre Italien depuis son origine en France

      Histoire De L' Ancien Théatre Italien depuis son origine en France. Jusqu à sa supression en l' Année 1697. Suivie Des Extraits ou Canevas des meilleurs Piéces Italiennes qui n' ont jamais été imprimées. Par les Auteurs de l' Histoire du Théatre François. Parfaict, Francois. Paris, Chez Lambert 1753. In - 8° ant., piena pelle coeva, dorso a 5 nervi con decori in oro, tagli rossi. (2), xiv, (2), 455, (10) pp. Quérard, La France literaire, IV, p. 594. Soleinne, V, p. 330. Bell' esemplare.

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        The Works of Michael Drayton, Esq., a Celebrated Poet in the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth, King James I and Charles I.

      FIRST COMPLETE EDITION. 4 vols., 8" x 5-1/4", engraved frontis in vol. 1, text clean and bright throughout. Bound in 1/2 brown morocco ribbed gilt decorated spines, hinges fine. The advertisement on verso of the title page states "Since the publication of Mr. Drayton's Works by subscription in 1748, the publisher has been favor'd with the following pieces of that author, viz. The Owl; the Man in the Moon; Odes, with other Lyric Poesies; Ecologues; The Muses Elysium; Noah's Flood; Moses his Birth and Miracles; and David and Goliath; which are printed in Folio by way of appendix to complete that edition."

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        Carte réduite des Cotes de l'Acadie, de l'Isle Royale.

      Artist: ; issued in: Paris; date: 1753 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Some restorations; size in cm : 57 x 87 - description: chart of the area around Newfoundland - Nova Scotia, with 5 detail maps

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        Nouvelle Mappe Monde

      Artist: Homann Erben RJ & Julien; issued in: Paris; date: 1753 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Very good; size in cm : 38 x 65 - description: double hemishere map in oblique polar projection.In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch.Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, which was in business until 1848. The company was known as Homann Erben, Homanniani Heredes, or Heritiers de Homann abroad. - Vita of the artist: "Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724) was born in Oberkammlach, the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, and preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he eventually converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house.Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers.In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch.Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, which was in business until 1848. The company was known as "Homann Erben", "Homanniani Heredes", or "Heritiers de Homann" abroad. "

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        The History of The Conquest of Mexico by teh Spaniards.

      Third Edition H Lintot et al London Two Volumes 1753 - Octavo; xvi,384; x,386. 9 folding plates, complete. Contemporary full calf, double gilt ruled borders, spines with raised bands, gilt fillets, red lettering pieces, plain compartments, Cracking to joints of vol one but boards are secure; occasional spots but generally clean. Overall a Nr VG set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité d'algèbre, et de la manière de l'appliquer.

      Jombert, Paris 1753 - In-4 (248 x 171 mm) de VIII et 418 pp.ch., 3 ff.n.ch. et 13 pl.; demi-veau moderne. DSB, VII, p.612. Première édition de la traduction française de cet ouvrage posthume, sur l'application de l'algèbre à la géométrie. MacLaurin défendit et approfondit les recherches de Newton. Mouillure claire à 4 feuillets. Cachet perforé de la John Crerar library sur le titre.

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        MEDALS, COINS, GREAT-SEALS, IMPRESSIONS, FROM THE ELABORATE WORKS OF THOMAS SIMON, CHIEF ENGRAVER OF THE MINT, TO K. CHARLES THE Ist TO THE COMMONWEALTH

      Geo Vertue 1753 - Engraved title page, 2, 3, iv, 64pp 38 plates. First edition full leather rebound and rebacked. Inscription and date to title page 25 Sept 1857 and bound in letter to same recipient. note states one of 250 copies (cannot verify) Plates are in Bodlein Library. Good clean condiition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0.0 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C. & A.J. Barmby]
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        Sorgfältiger und Gewissenhafter Land- und Bauren-Doctor; welcher Gott zu Ehren, dem armen dürftigen Nächsten zu Nutz und denen nothleidenden Kranken mit guten Arzeneyen und mehrentheils geringen Haus-Mitteln, in allen vorfallenden Krankheiten getreulichen an Handen gehet. Sowie angeb.: Zweyter Theil. Oder: wohleingerichtete und bewährte Haus- Land- und Armen-Apothecke.

      Franfurt und Lzg, Betz 1753, bzw. 1756 (2. Teil); (4. Aufl. oder unberechtigter Nachdruck); (6) 176 (8), 160 S. mit gest. Frontispiz; Ldr d. Zt. (Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, Rücken stärker und unten an den Gelenken aufgeplatzt, Vorsätze beschrieben, Titelei mit abnehmenden Feuchtigkeitsrand, etwas braunfleckig, hinterer fliegender Vorsatz fehlt) Interessantes Heilbuch, dessen Mittel vor allem aus Kräutern bestehen. Selten mit dem zweiten Teil, bei dem in der vorliegenden Ausgabe das Register nicht mit eingebunden ist. Der erste Teil entspricht im Umfang der 3. Auflage, die 1751 erschienen ist. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects.

      London: for A. Millar; and A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, at Edinburgh, , 1753. 4 volumes, duodecimo (163 × 100 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt double-rule border to covers, spines ruled gilt, contrasting morocco labels. Joints lightly rubbed and partly cracked but sound, spine ends and corners a little worn, split to leather on front cover of volume one, first and last leaves with offset from the leather turn ins, some occasional spotting and the odd pencil note; a fine set. First collected edition of Hume's Essays. It was with this publication, Andrew Millar's initiative, that Hume achieved wide commercial success. The effect of this edition was to make his philosophy available "in a format which for the first time was both accessible and calculated to encourage sales" (Oxford DNB). Sets of the Essays and treatises are invariably composed of varying Todd issues, which "involves the resetting of all separate volumes previously issued, the reissue of the earlier volumes with cancel titles and, where the cancels were not prepared in sufficient numbers, the further reissue of certain volumes with original titles still intact" (Todd). This quite unsophisticated set consists of Todd's earliest issue of each volume with the exception of volume III. A former owner has made pencil notes to the margins concerning the bibliographical points mentioned by Todd. The set comprises: I. Essays moral and political. The fourth edition corrected, with additions. II. Philosophical essays concerning human understanding. The second edition, with additions and corrections. III. An enquiry concerning the principles of morals. A reissue of the first edition sheets, with a cancel title page. IV. Political discourses. The second edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Geschichte der Araber unter der Regierung der Califen (3 Bände).

      Berlin und Potsdam, Voß, 1753/54. - Aus dem Französischen. 28 Blatt, 480 Seiten, 8 Blatt; 4 Blatt, 580 Seiten, 10 Blatt; 1 Blatt, 676 Seiten, 13 Blatt, Halblederbände der Zeit, 17,5 x 11 cm, Einbände berieben, Vorsätze in den Ecken etwas leimschattig, innen leicht gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Descriptio genealogica antiquissimae nobilisquae familiae nomine Van den Heede.Bruges, 1775 (with additions to 1783). Royal folio in 4s (44 x 28 cm). Manuscript in black and brown ink on paper, nearly every page with a pre-printed letterpress border of rococo fleurons, with illustrations in coloured gouaches and/or watercolour. With an architectural title-page, 14 small coloured coats of arms and a coloured map; and the text illustrated with about 140 coats of arms (including about 8 blank shields), all but 1 of the arms coloured and about 20 full-page and elaborately decorated; and 5 full-page manuscript cartouches with text. Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin, richly gold-tooled spine.

      - A beautifully illustrated and extremely detailed account of the genealogy and heraldry of the Flemish Van der Heede family, including many prominent members of that and related families from the 7th century to the time of writing. Besides full-page illustrations showing Van den Heede and the Flanders arms, there are full-page illustrations showing the arms (the shield measuring about 12 x 12 cm, most of them mantled with elaborately knotted ribbons and tassels) of the families Strabant, Voel, Van Overscelde, De Boot, De Raet, De Wijchuyse, Wouters, Van Bassevelde, Van Hertsberghe, Colen, De Clerck, Le Joly, Resteau, Berenger and Adornes. Jean François Verplancke the elder (1753-1794) was a Bruges genealogist, perhaps a son of the man of that name who headed a Brussels porcelain factory from 1764 to 1772 and father of the Jean François Verplancke fils who published tables of metric conversions in 1803.With modern armorial bookplate. Some leaves have been removed, but there does not appear to be any text or illustration omitted. The manuscript is in very good condition, but two of the armorial seals are badly damaged and a few others slightly damaged, and they have all left an indentation on the leaves before and after. The green pigment occasionally used in the colouring has left a faint shadow on the reverse of the leaves where it was used. The binding is somewhat scuffed with a few minor tears in the leather but remains structurally sound and most of the tooling on the spine is well preserved.

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        Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux, et de Manon Lescaut

      New edition Aux dépens de La Compagnie A Amsterdam 1753 Pet. In-12 (8,5x15,5cm) (4) 11p. (1) 302pp. et (4) 252pp. 2 volumes reliés

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

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

      [Bookseller: Windau Antiquariat]
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