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        A General Index to the Twenty Volumes of the Gentleman's Magazine, in Five Parts. To which is Added an Index to the First Volume of the Miscellaneous Correspondence

      Edward Cave, London 1753 - 4pp, ii, [296pp]. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Baynton-Coward binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire Universel de Mathematique et de Physique

      Paris: Jacques Rollin & Charles Antoine Jombert, 1753. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. The two volume dictionary of mathematics and physics printed in Paris in 1753 with 100 (of 101 ) folding copper plate illustrations. Internally very good with some light embrowning but lacking the final plate (number 50 of volume 2) which is represented by a photocopy of the original (see photo). Recently respined with new endpapers and 2 spine labels with gilt titles. Half title present in volume 1 only. Boards of both volumes showing signs of wear (see photos) but, overall, a good set. Please note that this is a heavy set (> 4Kg) that will attract additional postage if shipped outside the UK. Kindly contact me for a revised shipping cost, before ordering, should this apply. A reasonable copy of this early dictionary of mathematics and physics well illustrated with 100 (of 101) copper plates.

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        Nieuwe kaart van het Oostelykste Deel der Weereld.

      Isaak Tirion, Amsterdam 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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        Historical memoirs relating to the Housatunnuk Indians

      or, an account of the methods used, and pains taken, for the propagation of the gospel mong the heathenish tribe.First edition. 8vo. Modern tree calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt with red morocco label, title page and first leaf expertly remargined, final two leaves chipped with no loss to text, some minor scattered foxing. [4], 182pp. Boston, S. Kneeland,    

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        The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle

      Printed for Edward Cave, at St. John's Gate, London 1753 - 8vo. [4] (title page, directions to binder, preface), 626 pages; [22] pages index; 20 pages "Baronets created by King Charles II"; [4] pages of illustrated crests in back. Illustrated with 25 plates and several in text illustrations. Later binding with reddish marbled paper covered boards. Red spine with 5 raised bands and gilt lettered title. Red leather corners. Leather is rubbed and edge worn head and base of spine, spine bands, and corners. Toning to contents. Occasional light scattered underlining to text. Old ink name on title page (not legible). Pages 241 and 242 of the May issue were cut out. Folding diagram of the Wilton and Lone Bridges is torn and creased with a small loose piece placed with the folding plan. There is partial loss to the illustration at the lower edge (poor condition). Volume XXIII contains 12 issues with title pages bound in. Contents include World history, Travel, American history, original music, poetry, etc. Illustrations include a folding map, approx. 14.5" x 11.5", of the City of Philadelphia (page 372). The map has a 4" horizontal split on the left edge, a 5" split on an inner fold, a 3" split on the left margin, and a couple of 2" splits lower section. There is minimal loss to the map - fair condition. Other illustrations include a colored view of the Rattlesnake, a view of St. Philip's Church in Charles Town, South Carolina, the Port of Calla and much more. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. To which are added the Revolutions of Persia during the Present Century, with the particular history of the Great Usurper Nadir Kouli. Four Volumes bound into Three.

      London, Sold by Mr Dodsley, Mr Nourse, Mr Millar, Valliant, Patterson, etc. 1753 1st. 4 volumes bound in 3. (3 & 4 bound in 1.) Hardbacks, size approx 10.5 x 9 inches. In original full calf leather bindings with brown and black morocco leather labels to spines, with gilt lettering, gilt decoration, gilt and raised banding to spines. Gilt decoration and paneling to board edges, speckled page edges, and marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Extremities rubbed; corners rubbed and bumped, ends of spines bumped and chipped. Hinges all cracked. Some rubbing to boards with some nicks/chips to leather. Bookplates to endpapers "Sr. Richard Iyvyan Bart." Some minor spots and handling marks, some darkening (offsetting) to pages opposite plates. Else pages and plates very clean and bright. Binding nice and tight throughout. 399, 374, 255 & 301pp + indices. Illustrated with 19 full-page engraved plates including frontispieces; 12 engraved vignettes; and 9 folding maps.

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        A Clear State of the Case of Elizabeth Canning, Who Hath Sworn That She Was Robbed and Almost Starved to Death by a Gang of Gipsies and Other Villains in January Last, for Which One Mary Squires Now Lies Sentence of Death

      London: A. Millar, 1753. First edition, this with p. 4, l. 3 beginning "to require". [ii], 62 pp. 8vo. Uncut, in remboîtage of contemporary half calf and marbled boards, morocco spine label. Joints rubbed, title trimmed at bottom margin, some pale spotting. First edition, this with p. 4, l. 3 beginning "to require" [ii], 62 pp. 8vo. A Canningite vs an Egyptian. First edition of Fielding's defense of his conduct in the notorious case of Elizabeth Canning, a young woman who alleged she was kidnapped and held captive by the gypsy Mary Squires and brothel keeper Susannah Wells. Canning was to be forced into prostitution but managed her escape after a month of dismal confinement. Despite inconsistencies in Canning's testimony, the fact that Squires had an alibi, and that the chief witness for the prosecution, the prostitute Virtue Hall, recanted her testimony, Squires and Wells were convicted, with Squires sentenced to death. The controversy generated a large number of pamphlets, books, broadsides and prints, and it divided London into the Canningites and the Egyptians (who sided with the gypsy Mary Squires). Fielding, who was chief magistrate and intimately involved in the investigation, came under attack for his close ties to the prosecution. It was even alleged in the anonymous pamphlet The case of Elizabeth Canning Fairly Stated (1753) that Fielding was paid by Canning supporters to coerce Virtue Hall's testimony. Crisp Gascoygne, Lord Mayor of London, was not content with the handling of the case and reopened the investigation, leading to Canning's arrest and conviction for perjury and the pardoning of Squires. [bound with:] HILL, John. The Story of Elizabeth Canning Considered by Dr. Hill. With Remarks on What Has Been Called, a Clear State of the Case, by Mr. Fielding; and Answers to the Several Arguments and Suppositions of That Writer. 53, [1] pp. London: M. Cooper, 1753. First edition. With contemporary manuscript identification of Crisp Gascoygne on p. 13. Pamphlet response by Fielding's nemesis John Hill, who censures Fielding for his conduct in the case. Fielding chose not to reply. Cross III, p. 325. Provenance: William Clavering-Cowper, 2nd Earl Cowper (bookplate); William Rees-Mogg (pencil inscription, noting purchase in June 1960 from the Panshanger Collection); John Davidson (bookplate)

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        Antique Map-NORTHERN PASSAGE-PACIFIC OCEAN-AMERICA-ASIA-Sauerbrey-Euler-1753

      - Title: 'Tabula Geographica partis septentrionalis Maris Pacifici cum adiacentibus regionabus superrime tam a Russis Orientem . Acad: Reg: scient. et litter: eleg: Borusi discripta.' An original superbly detailed map of the Northern Pacific Ocean including the Northwest Passage of the Pacific Ocean. It shows North America, the northern Pacific and East and Central Asia. The map shows the routes of Russian voyages of discovery, de Frondat's Voyage and Spanish trans-Pacific galleons. The fictitious 'Mer ou Baye de l'Ouest' of De Fonte also features prominently. The central cartouche is topped with a Prussian eagle, while the left and right top have engravings of Arctic and Louisiana natives. Outline coloured engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Description: This rare original map originates from Leonhard Euler's 'Atlas Geographicus omnes orbis terrarum' (Berlin, Michaelis: 1753).Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Sauerbrey. Nikolaus Friedrich Sauerbrey (?-1770) was an engraver for the Royal Academy of Berlin. Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. He edited an atlas on the request of the St. Petersburg Academy. Condition: Very good given age. Two vertical creases, flattened out. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Remains of colouring. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B9-32 The overall size is ca. 10.8 x 8.9 inch. The image size is ca. 8.1 x 6.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 27.5 x 22.5 cm. The image size is ca. 20.5 x 16 cm.

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        A General Index to the Twenty Volumes of the Gentleman's Magazine, in Five Parts. To which is Added an Index to the First Volume of the Miscellaneous Correspondence

      London: Edward Cave. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Baynton-Coward binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1753. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 4pp, ii, [296pp]. .

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        Rare Antique Print-SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN-SEA CHART-Bellin-1753

      - Antique print, titled: 'Carte reduite de l'Ocean Meridional [.]' - (Detailed map of the Southern Atlantic Ocean .) Highly decorative sea chart / nautical map / maritime map of the South Atlantic Ocean with South America and parts of Africa. With a large decorative cartouche. Printed stipple rhumb lines are drawn over by hand (!) in a greenish colour, with additional lines added. Remains of manuscript annotations are present. A superb and extremely rare example of this chart with handdrawn lines, most certainly used at sea. Filled with light remains of manuscript writing in red ink all over, making this an interesting historic document as well. Hand coloured engraving on handlaid (verge type) paper. Description: First published in Paris in 1753 as part of 'Le Neptune Francois ou Recueil des Cartes Marines', published by Departement de la Marine. State: Most probably an early ed. of this map, still lacking the seal of the Depot de la Marine.Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Jacques Nicolas Bellin'. Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was a French hydrographer and geographer. He is considered the greatest 18 th. c. French hydrographer and for 50 years he was associated with the 'Depot des cartes et Plans' (Depot de la Marine) as the First hydrographer of the French Royal Navy. His maps were constantly updated with the latest information and their execution magnificent. Bellin's major works are the 'Neptune Francois .', the 'Petit Atlas Maritime .' and the 'Hydrographie Francoise .' As a member of a French intellectual group called the 'Philosophes' and he contributed 994 articles to the 'Encyclopedie' by Diderot/d'Alembert. He also contributed to the 'Histoire Generale des Voyages' by Prevost. Condition: Good, given age. Hand colouring of a later date. Original middle fold as issued. Paper separation at middle fold, reinforced and backed. A few small tears in paper edges, backed. Some light staining / soiling. Some creasing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Overasselt The overall size is ca. 35.8 x 23.8 inch. The image size is ca. 34.1 x 21.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 91 x 60.5 cm. The image size is ca. 86.5 x 54 cm.

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        Rare Antique Print-CANADA-GULF OF ST LAURENCE-BELLE ISLE-Bellin-1753

      - Antique print, titled: 'Suite de la Carte reduite du Golphe de St. Laurent Contenant Les Costes de Labrador depuis Mecatina jusqu'a la Baye des Esquimaux Le Detroit de Belle-Isle Et Partie des Costes de l'Isle de Terre Neuve connues sous le Nom du Petit Nord [.]' - (Accompanying map to the detailed map of the Gulf of St. Laurence .) Highly decorative sea chart / nautical map / maritime map of Gulf of St. Laurence, Straits of Belle Isle and contiguous coastlines. The Strait of Belle Isle divides the Island of Newfoundland from Labrador. With a large decorative cartouche. Printed stipple rhumb lines are drawn over by hand (!) in a greenish colour, with additional lines added. Remains of manuscript annotations are present. A superb and extremely rare example of this chart with handdrawn lines, most certainly used at sea. Hand coloured engraving on handlaid (verge type) paper. Description: First published in Paris in 1753 as part of 'Le Neptune Francois ou Recueil des Cartes Marines', published by Departement de la Marine. State: Most probably an early ed. of this map, still lacking the seal of the Depot de la Marine.Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Jacques Nicolas Bellin'. Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was a French hydrographer and geographer. He is considered the greatest 18 th. c. French hydrographer and for 50 years he was associated with the 'Depot des cartes et Plans' (Depot de la Marine) as the First hydrographer of the French Royal Navy. His maps were constantly updated with the latest information and their execution magnificent. Bellin's major works are the 'Neptune Francois .', the 'Petit Atlas Maritime .' and the 'Hydrographie Francoise .' As a member of a French intellectual group called the 'Philosophes' and he contributed 994 articles to the 'Encyclopedie' by Diderot/d'Alembert. He also contributed to the 'Histoire Generale des Voyages' by Prevost. Condition: Very good, given age. Hand colouring of a later date. Original middle fold as issued. Slight paper separation at middle fold margins, reinforced and backed. A few small tears in paper edges, backed. Some light staining / soiling. Some creasing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Overasselt The overall size is ca. 35.6 x 23.8 inch. The image size is ca. 34.6 x 21.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 90.5 x 60.5 cm. The image size is ca. 88 x 54 cm.

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        THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE'S LETTER, BY HIS MAJESTY'S ORDER, TO MONSIEUR MICHELL, THE KING OF PRUSSIA'S SECRETARY OF THE EMBASSY, IN ANSWER TO THE MEMORIAL, AND OTHER PAPERS, DELIVER'D, BY MONSIEUR MICHELL, TO THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE, ON THE 23d OF NOVEMBER, AND 13th OF DECEMBER LAST

      London: Edward Owen, 1753. 46pp. plus two folding tables. Quarto. Dbd. Light staining to last leaf. Slight worming in outer margin of last few leaves, not affecting text. Very good. Pamphlet dealing with international law and the British seizure of Prussian ships. The second table is entitled, "List of all the Prussian ships taken by British armaments at sea, during the last war, as well those detained for examination only, as those judicially proceeded upon, together with the judgments given in the Admiralty Courts of Great-Britain thereupon." ESTC T4125.

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        Naufrage des isles flottantes, ou Basiliade du celebre Pilpai, pome heroque traduit de l'indien, par M. M. Messine [Paris], par une societe de librairies

      1753 - First Edition. 2 vols. in 1. 12mo. Contemporary full-calf, small repairs on the head-band and on the bottom of title-page of vol.2, tiny worm-hole at page XXIII. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Book-FONTE DES MINES-METALLURGY-Audran Jr.-Schlutter-1753

      - Paris: Tissot, Herissant. 4to: Unpaginated, [56 plates] pp. Contemporary wrapper. Undecorated wrapper. Bookseller's binding? The second volume (plates) only. Without the accompanying text. First French edition (translated from German) of this important and beautifully illustrated work on metallurgy. 55 engraved folding plates and an engraved title. Illustrations by: Benoit Audran the Younger Antique Book, titled: 'De la Fonte des Mines, des Fonderies, &c.', by: Christophe-Andre Schlutter. Platework with beautiful plates on mining and metallurgy.Artists and Engravers: Author(s): Christophe-Andre Schlutter. Christoph Andreas Schlutter (1668-1743) was a German metallurgist and author on metallurgic subjects and mining. Illustrated by: Benoit Audran (Paris, 1698-1772), called the Younger to distinguish him from his uncle, was a French artist. He was the son and pupil of Jean Audran, and engraved in the same manner as his father. He engraved prints after Paolo Veronese, Poussin, Natoire, Lancret, Watteau, and other French artists. (Source: Wikipedia). Condition: Good, given age. Binding a little weak. Cover rubbed and a little worn. Remains of a title ticket to the front. Some of the plates with creases from careless folding. Some of the plates with some offsetting where they were folded when not fully dried. The plate volume for this work only. Storage location: TPCZolder-Krat 8 4to: 8.27 x 10.64 inch. 4to: 21 x 27 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Enumeratio plantarum horti regii et agri Gottingensis Aucta et emendata

      Göttingen: Viduam Abrami Vandenhoeckii,, 1753. Octavo (158 x 93 mm). Contemporary calf, brown label and gilt compartments within raised bands to spine, floral decoration stamped in blind to cover edges, marbled endpapers, red edges. Engraved vignette of garden to title page. Small chip at foot of spine, minor wear to boards. A very good copy. Second edition, greatly enlarged, of Von Haller's 1743 work Brevis Enumeratio Stirpium Horti Goettingensis. Haller organised the botanical garden at Göttingen University during his professorial tenure; this work is a classification of the plants in the garden, utilising Haller's own non-Linnaean taxonomical system.

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        Sehr geheim gehaltene, und nunmehro frey entdeckte experimentirte Kunst-Stücke, Die schönsten und raresten Farben zu verfertigen: Sehr geheim gehaltene, und nunmehro frey entdeckte experimentirte Kunst-Stücke, Die schönsten und raresten Farben zu verfertigen: ingleichen Gummi-Copal, Glantz-Lacke, Holtz- und Stein-Kütten, alle Sorten von feinen sowohl als auch gemeinen Sieglack, kalte Verguldung und Versilberung, wie auch im Feuer, auf Metall, Glaß und Porcelain, den feinsten gelben und weißen Tombac, rare Composition der Edelsteine, Glassuren, Holtz- und Stein-Vergüldungen zu machen, nebst vielen noch unbekannten Chymischen Experimenten und Handgriffen &c. ; denen Chymicis, Mahlern, Goldschmieden, Lackirern, Gürtlern, Schwerdfegern, Schlossern, Steinmetzen, Tischern, Nadlern, Maurern, Töpffern, und andern Liebhabern, Zum Nutzen und Vergnügen herausgegeben.

      o. O. (Zittau): o. Vl.g. (Schöps) 1753. Pergamenteinband, d. 18. Jhdt. unter Verwendung eines alten beschriebenen Pergaments. 12°, 6 Bll., 148 S., mit einem auf das Vorsatzblatt geklebtem Kupferstich-Wappen und einigen Holzschnitt-Vignetten., Ein Druckbogen ein wenig gelockert. Insgesamt sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Handwerk,

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        The Life and History of a Pilgrim. By G--- W----.

      first edition8vo.[2 (title)], v, [1 ('advertisement' explaining the lack of a subscribers list)], 540pp., contemporary calf, double gilt fillet border on sides, sympathetically rebacked, spine panelled by raised bands highlighted by double gilt fillets and gilt rolled on the band, head and foot of spine gilt tooled, black morocco title label gilt, original endpapers reused, lacks (as usual) terminal leaf of advertisements, faint damp stain at gutter of first few gatherings and at top outer corner of last few, front joint refurbished, sympathetic new morocco title label, very good.ESTC t70274 (most lacking the terminal advertisement leaf).Loeber Irish Fiction, W117Collation [pi]4, B-Ll8, Mm4, Nn2. The hero of this rare picaresque novel spends his early days in Hertfordshire, and after being taken from school is indentured to a lawyer. After a period in London (some low-life detail) he passes the greater part of the novel as a somewhat degenerate soldier in Spain where he is taken prisoner. As the story nears its end he is bound for Jamaica but ends up in Dublin, from where he writes his story. The book is highly entertaining.Wollaston, "probably an Irishman .. may be identified with George Woollaston, an attorney in the King's bench in Ireland c.1734" [Loeber]. It seems probable that many of the travels and escapades narrated in the book are based on his own experience and throughout the novel "there are various references to Irish people and Irish situations in, among other locations, Italy and Spain" [Loeber]. Possibly printed by Nelson for the author.

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        An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting;

      London: Printed for A. Millar,, 1753. With proper rules for the exercise of that pleasant art. Humbly addressed; in the first part, to the master, husband &c. In the second part, to the wife, friend &c. With some general instructions for plaguing all your acquaintance. Octavo (180 x 117 mm). Early 19th-century dark blue half roan, marbled paper sides, gilt titles and elaborate decoration to spine, edges speckled brown. Bound without frontispiece. Wear to extremities, slight abrasions to boards; a very good copy. First edition of Jane Collier's first work, a satirical advice book on nagging, partially modelled after Jonathan Swift's satirical essays. The work is intended to teach a reader the various methods for "teasing and mortifying" one's acquaintances, although the Feminists Companion to Literature in English notes that Jane Collier "writes as a sufferer, not inflicter, of hurt". Dr Katherine Craik described the work as "a courageous social satire published at a time when satires were usually written by and for men".

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        An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting; With proper rules for the exercise of that pleasant art. Humbly addressed; in the first part, to the master, husband &c. In the second part, to the wife, friend &c. With some general instructions for plaguing all your acquaintance.

      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1753 - Octavo (180 x 117 mm). Early 19th-century dark blue half roan, marbled paper sides, gilt titles and elaborate decoration to spine, edges speckled brown. Wear to extremities, slight abrasions to boards; a very good copy. Bound without frontispiece. First edition of Jane Collier's first work, a satirical advice book on nagging, partially modelled after Jonathan Swift's satirical essays. The work is intended to teach a reader the various methods for "teasing and mortifying" one's acquaintances, although the Feminists Companion to Literature in English notes that Jane Collier "writes as a sufferer, not inflicter, of hurt". Dr Katherine Craik described the work as "a courageous social satire published at a time when satires were usually written by and for men". Virginia Blain et al. Feminists Companion to Literature in English: Jane Collier. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Essay on the Art of ingeniously Tormenting; with Proper Rules for the Exercise of that Pleasant Art. Humbly addressed, In the First Part, To the Master, Husband, &c. In the Second Part, To the Wife, Friend, &c. With some General Instructions for Plaguing all your Acquaintance

      London: Millar, 1753. First edition. Frontispiece, The Cat doth play / And after slay. [ii], 234 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf. Joints tender. Very good. Bookplate of Deirdre Pirie. First edition. Frontispiece, The Cat doth play / And after slay. [ii], 234 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. How to Nag, and other Courtesies. A choice mid-eighteenth century courtesy book and a classic of black humor whose guiding principle is: "Remember always to do unto to every one, what you would least wish to have done unto yourself; for in this is contained the whole of our excellent science.". ESTC T33351. Cf. Heltzel, Courtesy Books in the Newberry Library (1942)

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        ROBERT NESBITTS OSTEOGENIE ODER ABHANDLUNG VON ERZEUGUNG DER KNOCHEN IM MENSCHLICHEN KÖRPER IN ZWEEN VORLESUNGEN ERKLÄRT, DIE AUF DEM ANATOMISCHEN THEATER DER WUNDÄRZTE IN LONDON DEN ERSTEN UND ANDERN DES HEUMONATS, IM JAHR 1731. GEHALTEN WORDEN . . .

      Altenburg: Paul Emanuel Richters, 1753. First German-language edition. Hardcover. Good. Quarto. [8],xxviii,[4],104 pp. plus six folding plates. In German. Contemporary three-quarter leather and speckled paper over boards. 19th-century ex-dono inscription in title page and occasional 19th-century marginal notes in German. Spine and nearly all leather perished, joints cracked. 2 x 2 cm. square excision in front free endpaper. Very light occasional foxing, else near fine internally. Overall good. The German translation of Robert Nesbitt's best known work, HUMAN OSTEOGENY EXPLAINED IN TWO LECTURES, first published in London in 1736. Robert Nesbitt (1697-1761) trained at Leiden University under Bernhardus Albinus the Elder (1653-1721) and Herman Boerhaave, the "Dutch Hippocrates" (1668-1738). An Englishman, Nesbitt returned to London after his studies and commenced his medical career; he was admitted as a fellow to the College of Physicians in 1729. The present work comprises two lectures he delivered at the Anatomical Theatre of the Surgeons of London in 1731, in which he demonstrated, for the first time, that bones in the human fetus were generated in both cartilage and membrane. The illustrations on six folding leaves, here engraved by Johann Christian Gottfried Fritzsch (ca. 1720 - 1802), were the first accurately to show the full course of human bone genesis. This edition scarce, with OCLC recording nine copies (all in Europe).

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        Mémoires sur le port, la navigation et le commerce du Havre-de-Grâce et sur quelques singularités de l'histoire naturelle des environs.

      Au Havre de Grace P. J. D. G. Faure 1753 - 2 parties en 1 volumes petit in-8, 6 ff., 111 pp., 2 ff., 136-(2) pp., vignettes de titre gravées sur bois. Broché, non rogné, couverture muette de papier marbré époque. Édition originale. Michel-Joseph Dubocage de Bléville (1707-1756) fut échevin du Havre en 1745. La seconde partie possède un titre particulier différent : Observations sur quelques singularités de l'histoire naturelle du Havre. L'ouvrage débute par une Explication de quelques termes de marine, de commerce et d'histoire naturelle utilisés dans cet ouvrage, il est rempli de détails fort curieux sur Le Havre : état actuel du Havre et de son commerce, commerce maritime et navigation, des vaisseaux qui s'y arment ou qui y abordent, description d'un banc pétrifié de coquillages fossiles au large, mines de fer et eaux minérales, observations sur le bernard-l'hermite, de la fontaine pétrifiante d'Oreber,. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Artist: Chabert Marquis de JB; issued in: Paris; date: ca 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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        Code des chasses, ou nouveau traité du droit des chasses, suivant la jurisprudence de l'ordonnance de Louis XIV du mois d'Aout 1669.A Paris, chez Prault , 1753.

      A Paris, chez Prault 1753 - Due volumi di cm. 16,5, pp. (24) 539 (1); viii, 575 (5). Leg. coeva in piena pelle, dorso a 5 nervi con titoli su doppio tass. e fregi in oro; tagli rossi. Modeste mende al dorso, qualche lieve e marginale alone, piccola traccia di tarlo limitata al margine esterno di alcune cc. del secondo volume, peraltro nel complesso esemplare ben conservato. Basilare edizione che compendia la principale legislazione, nonché giurisprudenza e dottrina, del diritto di caccia francese. Al "Traité du droit des chasses" di C. M. Saugrain (pp. 1-89) segue l'imponente raccolta di fonti che prende avvio dall'ordinanza di Luigi XIV del 1669 e giunge fino a provvedimenti datati 1731. Raro e ricercato. Cfr. Kvk; Thiebaud, 829. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Istoria civile del regno di Napoli … Con accrescimento di note, riflessioni, medaglie, e molte correzioni, date e fatte dall'Autore, e che non si trovano nella prima edizione.Haya, a spese di Errigo-Alberto Gosse e Comp., 1753.

      Haya, a spese di Errigo-Alberto Gosse e Comp. 1753 - Pp. xxxii, 524; viii, 573 (1) + 1 c.b.; viii, 564; xii, 560.Segue: GIANNONE PIETRO. Opere postume . in difesa della sua storia civile del regno di Napoli. Con in fine la di lui Professione di fede. Palmyra (Lucca ?), all"Insegna della Verità, 1755. Pp. xii, 303 (1); 84 (46). Cinque volumi di cm. 24,5. Ritratto di Giannone all"antiporta del primo volume, ritratto della dedicataria Fiorenza Ravagnini Vendramin nelle Opere postume, una tavola f.t. di medaglioni. Frontespizi in rosso e nero, graziosi capilettera e alcune belle testatine xilografiche. Legatura coeva in piena perg. rigida con titoli in oro su tass. al dorso; tagli spruzzati. Mancanze marginali ai tasselli, piccoli segni del tempo alle legature, lievi e naturali fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta, macchiette sparse. Esemplare nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione, genuino e marginoso. 1) Pietro Giannone (1676-1748), nativo di Ischitella di Puglia, impiegò circa venti anni di studio e ricerca per compilare e dare alla luce questo imponente lavoro dedicato alla storia del regno di Napoli. L"opera ebbe grandissima circolazione, ma creò scandalo nelle gerarchie ecclesiastiche romane tanto da essere messa all"Indice e condannata al rogo. Giannone infatti dimostrò storiograficamente l"origine storica del papato e la genesi terrena (e assai poco divina) dei poteri arrogatisi da questo nel regno di Napoli. L"A. stesso fu perseguitato, costretto a espatriare e infine incarcerato a vita. Seconda edizione, aumentata e corretta rispetto alla rarissima prima, pubblicata nel 1723 e andata distrutta per le sopraccitate vicende. 2) Prima edizione delle opere postume del Giannone contenente l"Apologia dell"Istoria civile di Napoli e la Professione di fede dedicata al gesuita Giuseppe Sanfelice, spesso mancante. Così Brunet (II, 1584): "La profession de foi de l"auteur ne se trouve pas dans tous les exemplaires de l"edition de 1755, publiée sous l'indication de Palmyra". Raro, soprattutto da trovarsi completo di tutte le parti presenti nel nostro esemplare. Questa fu definita la "migliore edizione" da Benedetto Croce. Cfr. anche Iccu; Graesse, III, 79; Lozzi, 2965. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen. [.] (1466-1659).

      - 's Gravenhage, J. Swart, C. Boucquet en M. Gaillard, 1753 (tweede verbeterde en uitgebreide druk). 3 dln. [viii],381,[10] - [ii],361,[7] - [iv]408,[7] pp. (met indices). Compleet met frontispice, 18 + 13 + 15 platen (meest portretten, een enkele maal gesigneerd door Jacq. of A. Houbraken); 2 uitsl. platen en enkele vignetten in de tekst. Gesprenkeld kaflsleer, ruggen en kanten rijk verguld, met marokijnen titelschildjes op de ruggen. (zeer sporadisch een enkel roestvlekje; deel III: klein gaatje in binnenzijde achterplat). Een fris exemplaar in een fraaie band.

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        Les Très-humbles remontrances du Parlement au Roi, du 9 avril 1753, ausquelles on a joint : 1° Tradition des faits. - 2° Monumens ou recueil d'ordonnances. - 3° Capitulaires de nos Rois. - 4° Collection des arrests et arrêtés du Parlement, & des discours de M. le Premier Président, depuis le 16 décembre 1752, jusqu'à l'exil des enquêtes. - 5° La déclaration du Roi, pour la translation de la Grand'Chambre à Pontoise.

      S.l. 1753 - in-12, titre avec vignette De schismate extinguendo, 8-380-45-[2]-24-20 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Dos insolé, mais bon exemplaire. Il existe de ces célébres remontrances deux éditions : au format in-4, considérée comme l'originale ; au format in-12 (la nôtre). Ces "Grandes remontrances" du 9 avril 1753 furent une conséquence de l'Unigenitus, et relancèrent l'opposition parlementaire à la politique royale : le motif immédiat en était la condamnation systématique, par le Parlement de Paris, des ecclésiastiques qui refusaient les derniers sacrements aux fidèles suspectés de jansénisme, et à ceux incapables de présenter un "billet de confession" signé d'un confesseur approuvé par l'archevêque de Paris. Comme le Conseil d'Etat cassait presque systématiquement les arrêts du Parlement sur cette matière, le Parlement prépara ces "Grandes remontrances", que Louis XV refusa de recevoir. Le Parlement suspendit alors son activité le 5 mai. Le roi ordonna son exil, mais l'interruption des fonctions judiciaires occasionna une telle gêne que le Parlement fut rappelé. En attendant, l'affaire provoqua une guerre de libelles, où les défenseurs de chacune des parties donnaient, de la constitution coutumière du Royaume, des versions fort différentes. C'est là tout l'intérêt de cette querelle : comprendre la façon dont les contemporains voyaient leurs institutions, et préparaient inconsciemment la voie à d'autres conceptions politiques. Déjà, ces "Grandes remontrances" de 1753 théorisent sur l'existence d'un contrat implicite passé entre le souverain et ses peuples, engagement solennel réciproque qui aurait formé la base de la constitution traditionnelle du royaume, et dont le Parlement, véritable "Cour de France" et "Conseil du Roi", serait le gardien. L'on sait maintenant à quel point le développement de ces thèses a préparé la ruine de l'autorité royale.

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        The history of Edinburgh, from its foundation to the present time. Containing a faithful relation of the publick transactions of the citizens; accounts of the several parishes; its governments, civil, ecclesiastical, and military; incorporations of trades and manufactures; courts of justice; state of learning; charitable foundations, etc. With the several accounts of the parishes of the Canongate, St. Cuthbert, and other districts within the suburbs of Edinburgh. Together with the antient and present state of the town of Leith, and a perambulation of divers miles around the city. With an alphabetical index. In nine books. The whole illustrated with a plan of the town, and a great variety of other fine cuts of the principal buildings within

      Edinburgh: Printed by Hamilton, Balfour and Neill, for the author, 1753. - FIRST EDITION, second issue with leaves 2H2 and 2X2 in cancelled state, (to appease the Coutts family and a slighting reference to Walter Little). Folio, fldg. engr. frontis. plan of the city by Edgar, (extreme fore-margin strengthened where there is minor loss of the blank margin and a very small piece of the engraving), 20 other engr. plates, rebound quarter calf, marbled sides, original red leather title label on the spine, some dust-soiling of the prelims. and small repair to blank fore-margin of leaf A1, some spotting of the plates. [ECSB 717; ESTC T100092] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bau-Anschlag oder richtige Anweisung In zweyen Beyspielen, als bey einem gemeinen hölzernen und bey einem ansehnlichen steinernen Hause, Wie alle Bau-Materialien, deren Kosten, ingleichen alle übrige Bau-Kosten ausfindig zu machen .

      Augsburg Pfeffel 1753 - 2. Aufl. In-4; gestochenes Frontispiz (Widmungsblatt für Christian Ernst zu Stolberg), Titel mit gestochener Titelvignette, 3 Bll., 204 pp mit einigen Vignetten und Initialen, 17 Falttafeln in Kupferstich; Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschildchen, geprägten Rückenornamenten, Deckelfileten und rotem Sprenkelschnitt; Spiegel leimschattig und mit unschöner Exlibrisspur, sonst ausgezeichnet erhaltenes, fast fleckenloses und bemerkenswert frisches Exemplar. - Aus dem Nachlass des österreichischen Architekten Carl Appel (1911-1997); sein Namensetikett und ein Briefbogen liegen lose bei. Detailreiches, übersichtlich gegliedertes Werk zur Ökonomie des Bauwesens. Der vielseitige Autor (1693-1749) war Mathematiker und Architekturtheoretiker, stand lange im Dienst der Grafen zu Stolberg und lehrte an der Universität Göttingen. Seine "Praxis geometriae" (1732) stellt einen wesentlichen Beitrag zum Vermessungswesen in der Barockzeit dar. Die erste Ausgabe des vorliegenden Werks erschien 1743, eine weitere folgte 1765. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor, in the Desart. [together with] : The ruins of Balbec, otherwise Heliopolis in Coelosyria

      Two volumes bound in one. [Palmyra]: London : printed in the year MDCCLIII [1753]. [Balbec]: London : printed in the year MDCCLVII [1757]. Elephant folio (570 mm tall), near-contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards, ruled in gilt, contrasting morocco title label to spine. [Palmyra] pp. [vi]; 50; large copperplate panorama of the ruins (over 1500 mm wide), some misfolds; a total of 57 fine copperplate engravings of the temples and ruins. [Balbec] : pp. 29; 46 copperplate engravings of the ruins, including a number of folding double page views and plans. Sparse foxing, but a fine set of these two landmark works of great archaeological significance. Fowler 443, 444; Harris 939, 936 "In this 21st century, war in Syria has irrevocably changed the ancient caravan city of Palmyra, famed as a meeting place of civilizations since its apogee in the mid-2nd to 3rd century CE. The Romans and Parthians knew Palmyra as a wealthy oasis metropolis, a center of culture and trade on the edge of their empires. Stretching some three kilometers across the Tadmurean desert, the ruins of Palmyra, like all ruins, stand as bearers of meaning marking their place in history. For centuries, traveling artists and explorers have documented the site in former states of preservation." (Getty Research Institute, The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra, online exhibition, 2016) Although the ancient site of Palmyra had been visited by William Halifax and  other merchants of the British Levant Company in 1691, it was not fully "rediscovered" until 1751, when the English antiquarian Robert Wood (who would earn the sobriquet "Palmyra" Wood), in company with Oxford scholar James Dawkins and Italian draftsman Giovanni Battista Borra, made careful measurements and drawings of the extensive Hellenistic and Roman ruins. This event was immortalised in Scottish Neoclassical artist Gavin Hamilton's painting James Dawkins and Robert Wood Discovering the Ruins of Palmyra, a work which can be seen as one of the direct precursors of Orientalist art. Wood, Dawkins and Borra then travelled on to Baalbek, another site of major significance for its Greek and Roman antiquities, some 190 km to the southwest (in present-day Lebanon), where they conducted a similarly comprehensive survey. The fruits of their work were published in 1753 and 1757 in both English and French editions. The ruins of Palmrya was "the first of a new breed of archaeological works presenting the results of on-the-spot investigations of ancient monuments, with ostensibly accurate measured drawings of the ruins, precise descriptions of the state in which they were discovered, and exact copies of what inscriptions there were ... With the Ruins of Balbec following Palmyra in 1757, Britain was firmly placed in the forefront of archaeological studies" (Harris, British Architectural Books and Writers 1556 - 1785, Cambridge, 2011).

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        Le Guide, ou Nouvelle Description d'Amsterdam.

      A Amsterdam, chez Covens & Mortier 1753 - Enseignant aux Voyageurs, et aux Négocians, son Origine, ses Agrandissemens & son Etat actuel; Sa splendeur, son Commerce, & la Description de ses Edifices, Rues, Ports, Canaux, Ponts, Ecluses, &c. Le départ des postes, des chariots, des barques, &c. Avec une Description de sa belle Maison de Ville, et de tout ce qu'elle renferme de curieux. Nouvelle Édition, augmentée considérablement, & enrichie d'un grand nombre de tailles douces. A Amsterdam, chez Covens & Mortier - 1753 - Chez qui l'on trouve aussi toutes sortes de Livres & des Cartes Géographiques - 7 ff. (Avis au lecteur), 359 pages et Table des matières. 29 planches hors-texte repliées, bandeaux, vignette, lettrines et culs-de-lampe. (Complet & Contrôlé) Reliure plein veau de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré avec pièce de titre fauve. Tranches rouges. Titre en rouge et noir. Bords frottés. Coiffes manquantes. Coins émoussés. Intérieur sain, papier épais. Pas de rousseur. Bon état intérieur. Format in-12°(16x10). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent

      London, 1753. Map measures 14 x 12 inches.Original printed map, from a volume of '' The Gentleman's Magazine, 1753 ''. Neat professional repair across centre section, without loss. Map in very good clean. a very nice clean map. condition. . First Issue . Very Good Plus.

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        A True and exact description of the island of Shetland

      London, 1753. may 14 12mo. 34 pp. "Containing an account of its situation, trade, produce, and inhabitants. Together with an account of the great white herring fishery of that place, and the methods the Dutch use in catching, curing, and disposing of the Herrings they catch there; and the prodigious advantage Britain may receive from thence. With many other curious particulars." The first half of this essay deals with the island, its people, and their customs. The second half deals in detail with the herring fishery. A very nice copy in a later 19th century binding. A Goldsmith-Kress citation on Worldcat shows the author as John Campbell.

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        ?Nouvelles Annales de Paris jusqu'au frègne de Hugues-Capet. On y a joint le poëme d'Abbon sur le fameux siège de Paris par les Normans en 885 & 886, beaucoup plus correct que dans aucune des éditions précédentes ; avec des notes pour l'intelligence du texte. Par Dom Toussaints Du Plessis, religieux bénédictin de la congrégation de Saint-Maur. ?

      Paris, Chez la Veuve Lottin & J. H. Butard, 1753. In-4, plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, pièce de titre en maroquin grenat, double filet sur les coupes (reliure de l'époque), IV- 380 pp. Menus frottements. Très bon exemplaire. Edition originale de cette chronique du haut Moyen-Âge. Cet ouvrage de Michel-Toussaint-Chrétien Du Plessis (1689-1767), bibliothécaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Germain, s'inscrit pleinement dans les recherches érudites menées au XVIIIe siècle par les bénédictins

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        An Introduction to the History of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe. The eleventh edition. Dublin, W. Williamson

      1753 - Eleventh edition. 8vo, [x], 582, 17 [index]pp, contemporary calf [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité des diamants et des perles où l'on considère leur importance, on établit des règles certaines pour en connaître la juste valeur, et l'on donne la vraie méthode de les tailler. On y trouve aussi des observations curieuses, également utiles aux négociants, et aux voyageurs et qui intéressent même la politique

      Debure l'aîné ; N. Tillard à Sint Benoit, Paris 1753 - First French edition, translated by Chappotin S. Laurent, of the Royal Library, Paris. With 10 engraved plates. [8], [xxxvi], 104 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition in French of a book originally published in English in 1750, describing "how diamonds and pearls can be evaluated on the basis of the factors of size (or weight) and style of cut, with allowances being made in the case of diamonds where cut stones depart from the 'ideal' proportions that were accepted as standard in Jeffries' time. These proportions are radically different from those now considered acceptable because they were based less on the production of maximum brilliance than on retention of the greatest amount of weight from the cutting of a typical octahedral diamond crystal" (Sinkankas). The plates show the proportions and facet patterns cut diamond, as well as rose cut gems. Sinkankas 3198 Recent full dark calf, red morocco spine label. Fine With 10 engraved plates. [8], [xxxvi], 104 pp. 1 vols. 8vo First French edition, translated by Chappotin S. Laurent, of the Royal Library, Paris. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Compleat Housewife; or, Accomlish'd Gentlewoman's Companion

      London: Printed for R. Ware, S. Birt, T. Longman, C. Hitch, J. Hodges, J and J. Rivington, J. Ward, W. Johnston, and M. Cooper. 1753. Being a collection of upwards of Six Hundred of the most approved Receipts in cookery, pastry, confectionary, preserving, pickles, cakes, creams, jellies, made wines, cordials. With copper plates, curiously engraven, for the regular Disposition or Placing of the various Dishes and Courses. And also Bills of Fare for every Month in the Year. To which is added, a collection of above Three Hundred Family Receipts of medicines ; viz. Drinks, Syrups, Salves, Ointments, and various other Things of sovereign and approved Efficacy in most Distempers, Pains, Aches, Wounds, Sores, &c. particularly Mrs. Stephen's Medicine for the Cure of the Stone and Gravel, and Dr. Mead's famous Receipt for the Cure of a Bite of a mad Dog ; with several other excellent Receipts for the same, which have cured when the Persons were disordered, and the salt Water fail'd ; never before made publick ; fit either for private Families, or such publick-spirited Gentlewomen as would be beneficient to their poor Neighbours. With Directions for Marketing by E. Smith. The Fifteenth Edition, with Additions. Octavo, 396 pages + index + six folding engraved plates, lacks frontispiece; a lovely copy of this important 17th century cookery book. Rare.

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        Le Petit Prophète de Boehmischbroda

      1753 - S.l.,Titelholzschnitt, Originalhalbledereinband, Rückentitelschild, handschriftl. Eintragungen a.d. Spiegel u.Titelbl., Papier etwas fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Museum Tessinianum, opera illustrissimi comitis [ed. C. Linnaeus] Carl Gust. Tessins naturalie-samling.

      L. Salvius, Stockholm 1753 - Large folio (412 x 258 mm). [8], 123, [9] pp. Title with engraved armorial vignette by J. E. Rehn, engraved headpiece incorporating a medallion portrait of Linnaeus, 2 ornamental engraved initials, text in facing pages (or parallel columns) of Swedish and Latin, 12 engraved plates. Contemporary card board binding, boards with marbled paper, spine rebacked with later blue paper (extremities worn, covers rubbed and slightly warped). Light browning of text (less to plates), accasional minor spotting, plate IV with paper repair of lower blank corner (outside platemark). A handsome and wide-margined copy. ---- Hoover 781; Nissen ZBI 2521; Soulsby 1081; Ward & Carozzi 2160, Freilich Sale Catalog 524; Hulth p. 89. - RARE FIRST EDITION of the catalogue of count Carl Gustaf Tessin's mineralogical cabinet, edited by Linné. The binomial system which Linné extended to all the kingdoms of nature in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae (1758-59) was first employed in this work (see Soulsby). The subjects of the plates include minerals, sea stars, petrified wood, and coral which Tessin had collected and stored in his castle at Åkerö, Sweden. Most of the plates were engraved by Per Gustaf Floding. Tessin was a great friend of Linné and used his influence to help the botanist establish his reputation. In appreciation, Linné dedicated many of his books to either Tessin or his wife. Finally, Linné prepared this catalog of his benefactor's collection. Although, contrary to custom, Linné's name doesn't appear on the title page, Tessin dedicated his work to him as 'he alone should have the honor'. In the book's preliminaries, Linné sets forth various observations about the nature of the mineral kingdom, and various methods of classifying its members. In the main text, Linné divided the minerals into simple stones, composite minerals and fossils, followed by a chapter where he describes the illustrated specimens . At the end of the volume is an index of the species with names provides in Latin and Swedish. Soulsby (1933) says that the count only had a few copies printed for private circulation. - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prospekt Admiralteystva i okolo lezhashchikh stroeniy s chastyu Nevskoy perspektivoy dorogi s zapadnuyu storonu. Vüe de l'Amirauté et de ses Environs en regardent de la porte Triomphale vers l'occident.

      Imp. Akad. Nauk i Khudozh. Skt. Peterburg 1753 - Engraving (49.5 x 70 cm). The first view of St. Petersburg drawn by Makhaev. Makhaev entered the Academic School in 1729 to study the art of map-making and became apprenticed to Ivan Sokolov and Kachalov in 1754, for whom he engraved maps and landscapes, graduating in 1757. He is particularly remembered for the present 'Plan of the capital City of St. Petersburg' (1753 and republished later), also his details of the estate of Count Sheremet'ev at Kuskovo (1779), as well as other views of St. Petersburg and Moscow. Any collection of Makhaev's work is rare. The illustrations, like the present view, are particularly valued, because they were drawn from life, using the "camera obscura", with lens and mirror projecting relevant pictures on paper. The camera was set on a tripod enclosed in a movable box. The device was operated by the artist G. Valeriani. Alekseeva, Makhaev p. 75; Obolyaninov 2048, 7); Rovinskiy, Slovar II-647, 16-6) (i.e. #21).

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        Catalogue des Livres du Cabinet de M. De Boze

      - Engraved headpiece. 1 p.l., x, 552 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled sheep (some rubbing & minor wear), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: G. Martin et al., 1753. The posthumously issued inventory catalogue - prepared for an en bloc sale - of the famous collection formed by Claude Gros de Boze (1680-1753), the renowned academician and savant. It was an excellent library, notable for its block books and incunabula, including a Gutenberg Bible (lot 18); this catalogue provides the best idea of its contents. Following the publication of the catalogue, two collectors - Boutin and Cotte - purchased the whole library, retaining the books which they desired for their own collections and selling certain precious incunabula to Gaignat. They then turned over the remainder to Gabriel Martin to sell by auction the following year. Our copy of the 1753 catalogue, which Archer Taylor considered to be one of Gabriel Martin's best efforts, contains valuations in a contemporary hand alongside each lot. Fine copy. ? Brunet, I, 1642. Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 424. Roland Folter, "The Gutenberg Bible in the Antiquarian Book Trade," in Incunabula. Studies in Fifteenth-Century Printed Books presented to Lotte Hellinga, p. 275. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions?1643-1830, 104. Peignot, pp. 83-84. Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 233. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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