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        The Trial of James Stewart in Aucharn in Duror of Appin, for the Murder of Colin Campbell of Glenure, Esq; Factor of His Majesty on the Forfeited estate of Ardshiel: before the Circuit Court of Justiciary held at Inveraray; .... by His Grace the Duke of Argyll [Archibald Campell, third Duke], Lord Justice General, and the Lords Elchies and Kilkerran, Commissioners of Justiciary

      Edinburgh: Edinburgh: Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1753. First edition, [4], 288, 149, [1]pp., folding engraved map, Birmingham Law Society stamp on title, recent half calf, marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco title label. The Appin Murder occurred on 14 May 1752 near Appin in the west of Scotland, and it resulted in what is often held to be a notorious miscarriage of justice. It occurred in the tumultuous aftermath of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The murder inspired events in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Kidnapped.

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        Tägliche Erbauung eines wahren Christen zu dem Vertrauen auf Gott und Dessen Dienst:. in Betrachtung seiner Heiligen auf alle Tage des Jahrs in auserlesenen Kupfern und deren Erklärung auch erbaulichen Betrachtungen und andächtigen Gebetern an die Hand gegeben. 4 Bände.

      Wien und Augsburg, Gesellschaft der freien Künste 1753 (- 1755) - Mit 364 (von 365) Kupfern. Einbände etwas berieben. Guter Zustand. 10 Blatt, 1076 Seiten; Deutsch 2000g

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        ESSAI SUR L'ARCHITECTURE.

      First edition. The first and most important of his books, Laugier's ESSAI first introduced the ideal of rationalism into architecture and quickly became the cornerstone of neo-classical architectural theory in France and throughout Europe. His most famous idea, that the basis for all architecture could be observed in the structural elements of a primitive hut, underscored his more revolutionary argument that the fundamental elements of architecture are derived from nature and should be expressive of function. The originality of his ideas and the persuasive fashion in which he presented them had an immediate impact on the younger architects of his day for whom the decorative excesses of the rococo no longer seemed compatible with the spirit of Enlightenment that they were eager to embrace. His ideas were applied to three areas of design where great changes were about to take place: architecture; urban design; and landscape gardening. In architecture, the book's influence was widely felt (John Soane, for example, owned ten copies of the book) and long-lasting (Le Corbusier refers to him frequently). The section of his book devoted to urban design is similarly important. He was among the earliest architectural writers to present a theoretical foundation for the aesthetic improvement of the urban landscape, expressed in practical terms by a series of proposals for reconfiguring the streets and squares of Paris along with other recommendations for the harmonization of street facades and other improvements. The final 51 pages devoted to landscape architecture are equally original and prophetic. While praising Le Nôtre, Laugier presents an extended critique of the gardens at Versailles and faults the contemporary French garden for its rigid symmetry and monotonous regularity. Again, nature is presented as the model upon which a reformed art of garden design should be based, one in which simplicity, caprice and even a certain amount of disorder should animate the scene. He also cites the gardens of the Chinese as superior examples of this more natural style of garden, and as such seems to be the first writer on garden design to apply Attiret's description of Chinese gardens to proposals for how European gardens might be improved. The book was first published anonymously at a time when Laugier was still a Jesuit priest. The immediate interest in his ideas quickly lead to translations in English and German and a revised second edition in 1755. The printing of the original edition must have been quite small, and surviving copies are uncommon in the market place. In spite of its recognized importance, no copies are found in either the Fowler or the Millard collections. Wiebenson II-25; Ganay 74; Berlin Cat. 2405 (Second edition); Cicognara 545 (Second edition). 8vo (16.2 x 10 cm); xvi + 293 + (18) pp.with engraved title device. Contemporary full calf, professionally restored, with gilt paneled and tooled spine, leather title label and original marbled end papers; skillful restoration at hinges, corners and spine ends; text clean and tight; allowing for restorations, a very good copy.

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        La perfezione e i difetti del cavallo. Opera del Barone d`Eisemberg Direttore e primo Cavallerizzo del` accademia di Pisa. Dedicata alla Sacra Cesarea Real Maestà dell` Augustissimo potentissimo invittissimo imperatore Francesco I. Duca di Lorena e di Bar ec. Gran-duca di Toscana ec.ec.ec.,

      Firenze, Stamperia Imperiale 1753. - 2°. 3 Bll., CXLIII S. Mit gest. Frontisp. (in Französ. C. Gregori sc.), Tit. in Rot u. Schwarz 120 Kupfer auf 24 Taf. HPgmt. d. Zt. Einbd. leicht fleckig. Innen tadellos. Brunet II, 958 - Seltene Ausgabe. "Belle édition. Le frontispice gravé porte: Anti maquignonage etc." (Brunet) - Über den Verfasser Eisenberg (ca. 1685-1764) ist wenig bekannt. Selbst Schrader vermerkt: "über seine Lebensverhältnisse habe ich nur wenig auffinden können". - Only edition of this classic, richly illustrated work on horsemanship. The author, a German horseman and artist, spent some of his youth at the manège of Saxe-Weimar before entering into the service of the Emperor. He then spent six years in Naples as the Master of Horse of the Viceroy before returning to Vienna where he studied under M. de Regenthal, the imperial Master of Horse. Gewicht in Gramm: 3000

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        Of the Christian Religion. [bound with] Elements of Natural Philosophy. To Which is Added Some Thoughts Concerning Reading and Study for a Gentleman, by the Same Author

      Glasgow R. and A. Foulis 1753. G : in Good condition. Cover and spine rubbed. Upper joint cracked at outer hinge. Contents firm [Reprint] Half leather marbled board cover 160mm x 90mm (6" x 4"). 61pp; 70pp. Elements of Natural Philosophy published in 1751.

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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

      Giuseppe Barbou, Paris 1753 - In-4 (260x190 mm.), pp. XXXIV, 468, (2 bb.). Grande stemma inciso in rame a piana pagina relativo alla famiglia Milano. Testatine e finalini in legno. Ottima legatura di Derome le Jeune (con sua etichetta applicata alla prima sguardia) in pieno marocchino rosso foncé, piatti incorniciati da triplice filetto, fiori accantonati, arma dei Milano incisa al centro della campitura. Dorso a nervi con ricchi fregi agli scomparti e titolo in ro su tassello in marocchino verde. Tagli in oro, ampia dentelle interna, segnacolo serico verde. Edizione originale di questa storia geneologica della famiglia Milano, di origine ligure o, forse, spagnola. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Ecole de l'homme ou parallele des portraits du siecle & des tableaux de l'Ecriture Sainte. Ouvrage moral, critique & anecdotique. Nouvelle edition. 2 volumes.

      London, 1753. - circa 17 x 10,5 cm. 13 ff., 209, 7 pp.; 1 f., 240 pp., 5 ff. Contemporary full calf with richly gilt spine and armorial supralibros on all covers Barbier II, 14 "On remarque dans cette production des impiétés couvertes des passages de l'Ecriture. On y distingue surtout les portraits de Louis XV, de la marquise de Pompadour, du prince Edouard, etc. La police saisit l'ouvrage, et chercha l'auteur; il fut arrêté et conduit à la Bastille, le 10 Mars 1752. Plusieurs personnes de condition s'intéressant à cet écrivain, qui avait de l'esprit et faisait des vers, procurèrent probablement son élargissement, au bout de quelques mois. Génard profita de sa liberté pour voyager". - Somewhat rubbed but clean inside. Decorative bindings from the library of the counts Schoenborn with their label (red lion) and coat of arms, here with the initials E.C.D.S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Curiosités de la nature et de l'art, sur la végetation, ou l'agriculture et le jardinage dans leur perfection. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée. 2 Bände.

      Paris, Desaint & Saillant, 1753. - (17 x 10,5 cm). (22) 393 (6) S./ (2) 393 (7) S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 12 Kupfertafeln. Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Vallemont beschreibt neben botanischen und gartenkundlichen auch zahlreiche magisch-alchemistische Beobachtungen, z.B. über Sympathie und Antipathie der Pflanzen, metallische und künstliche Vegetation, die Erscheinung der Rose im Kolben des Alchemisten etc. mit entsprechenden Tafeln. - Dekoratives Exemplar. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Kapitale und Ecken etwas bestoßen. Band 1 etwas beschabt, sonst wohlerhalten. - Brüning 4716; vgl. Caillet 10982; Hunt 410 (andere Auflagen)

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        Methodus fungorum exhibens genera, species et varietatis cum charactere, differentia specifica, synonimis, solo, loco et observationibus.

      Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1753.. 8vo. 162 S., 19 Bl. (das letzte weiß). Mit 6 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung.. Gleditsch war Direktor des Botanischen Gartens in Berlin und Professor am Collegium medico-chirurgicum. Auf botanischem Gebiet erregten v.a. seine Versuche zur Sexualität der Pflanzen Aufsehen, die er seit 1749 mit zweihäusigen Bäumen durchführte und 1753 auf die Pilze ausdehnte. " The mycological reputation of Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch ... mainly rests on his 'Methodus fungorum', published in 1753, the same year of the 'Species Plantarum' of Linnaeus and notable as being the first book exclusively devoted to fungi" (Ainsworth, Introduction to the history of mycology, 252 ff.). - Vorderdeckel etwas fleckig. Leicht gebräunt, 3 Taf. am Kopf leicht wasserrandig. Vorsatz und Titel mit Stempel der "Bibliotheca Boytzenburgensis". - Stafleu/Cowan I, 2031; Volbracht 739; nicht bei Nissen.

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

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

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        Theoria Motus Lunae Exhibens Omnes Eius Inaequalitates. In additamento hoc idem Argumentum aliter Tractatur simulque ostenditur quemadmodum Motus Lunae cum Omnibus inaequalitatibus Innumeris aliis Modis repraesentairi atque ad Calculum revocaripossit.One of Euler's rarest publications. St. Petersburg: Academiae Imperialis Scientiarum, 1753.

      Very rare first edition, untouched and unopened in its original wrappers, of Euler's 'first lunar theory', the theoretical basis for Tobias Mayer's lunar tables that won the British Parliament prize for the longitude problem (see below). "Based on Newton's universal law of gravitation, Euler first developed his first lunar theory with the aid of his method of variation of orbital parameters. This method is fairly general in the sense that it cannot only be applied to the theory of lunar motion, but also to the planetary motion. Euler published his first lunar theory in his celebrated treatise 'Theory of lunar motion' in 1753. He continued his research for almost the next three decades to make significant improvement of his first lunar theory including the lunar orbit, Moon's position, equations for the Moon's motion, lunar eclipses and the period of revolution of the Moon." (Debnath: The Legacy of Leonhard Euler, p.365). "Astronomy owes to Euler the method of variation of arbitrary constants. By it he attacked the problem of perturbations, explaining, in case of two planets, the secular variations of eccentricities, nodes, etc. He was one of the first to take up with success the theory of the moon's motion by giving approximate solutions to the 'problem of three bodies'. He laid a sound basis for the calculation of tables of the moon." (Cajori: History of Mathematics, p.240). "The first Euler lunar theory had an important practical consequence: T. Mayer, an astronomer from Göttingen, compiled, according to its formulas, lunar tables (1755) that enabled the calculation of the position of the moon and thus the longitude of a ship with an exactness previously unknown in navigation. The British Parliament had announced as early as 1714 a large cash prize for the method of determination of longitude at sea with error not to exceed half a degree, and smaller prizes for less exact methods. The prize was not awarded until 1765; £ 3,000 went to Mayer's widow and £300 to Euler for his preliminary theoretical work. Simultaneously a large prize was awarded to J. Harrison for his construction of a more nearly perfect chronometer. Lunar tables were included in all nautical almanacs after 1767, and the method was used for about a century." Eneström 187; Sotheran, Second Supplement 3098; Honeyman 1068; Macclesfield 743.. Large 4to (270 x 212 mm), entirely untouched and completely unopened in the original blue wrappers, pp. [i-iii] iv-viii, 1-347 [1:blank] and 1 engraved folding plate. A remarkable survival of one of Euler's rarest works

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        Kaart van het eiland Zuid-Beveland.

      Kopergravure 1753 - . Oud-handgekleurd. 'Meetkundig opgenomen door W. T. Hattinga in den Jaare 1747 en1748'. Uitgave: Is. Tirion, Amsterdam. Schaal in Rijnlandse roeden. Middenonder cartouche met titel en afbeelding van landbouwers-echtpaar met vee, tarwe en fruit; een verwijzing naar de belangrijkste middelen van bestaan in die tijd. Afm.: 32,6 X 61,3 cm. De kaart blinkt uit door zijn nauwkeurige opmeting; elke kromming van de dijk wordt weergegeven. Ref.: Gittenberger, 'Zeeland in oude kaarten'.* Deze oud-gekleurde kaart is afkomstig uit de 'Atlas van Zeeland', uitgegeven in folio-formaat op extra zwaar papier en minder gevouwen als dezelfde kaart afkomstig uit de 'Tegenwoordige staat van Zeeland'.

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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 Die Versandkosten betragen unabhängig der Menge 6 EUR bis 30 kg nach Deutschland und 12 EUR innerhalb der EU! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Adventurer

      Printed for J. Payne, London 1753 - Johnson contributed some 25 papers which he signes with the initial "T" and at least two of the four with the signature "T and Misargyrus." Those signed "A" have been attirbuted to Bonnell Thornton and also to Dr. Richard Bathurst, those signed "Y" (Nos. 77-9) have been attributed to Hester Mulso Chapone and one signed with the ampersand it credited to Colman. According to Johnson Hamilton Boyle and Joseph Warton (24 essays) were also contributors. With the signature of Carolina Brydges 1753 on the pastedown of the first volume. Caroline Brydges was the grand-daughter of James Brydges, First Duke of Chandos. Her great-aunt Mary married Theophilus Leigh of Adlestrop and was the great grandmother of Jane Austen. Caroline was the daughter of Henry Brydges, Second Duke of Chandos and sister of James, the Third Duke. She married James Leigh, grandson of Theophilus and Mary Brydges Leigh (her great-aunt) and was the mother of James Henry Leigh. He was Jane Austen's second cousin (Jane Austen's grandfather was James Leigh's uncle) and she visited him at Adlestrop in 1806. On his inheriting Stoneleigh Jane Austen visited there and Stoneleigh was the model for Sotherton in "Mansfield Park" Caroline Leigh was also the grandmother of Chandos Leigh, first Baron Leigh the author and poet, associate of Byron and Sheridan. Rothschild 1120; Courtney & Nichol Smith p. 39; Chapman & Hazen p. 136 Contemporary calf. Covers detached, extremities rubbed, head and tails of spines chipped, some tears in margins, without loss of text, most imprints on third sheet in gatherings in second volume cropped or removed, some light browning but generally marginal and light, else a very good copy with signature of Carolina Brydges 1753 on pastedown, also a bookplate of James Douglas Title vignette portrait signed by "B. R." Collation: [A]1, a2, B-Y, 2Y, Z-Aaaa in threes (the last a half sheet); [A]1, a2, B-Bbbb in threes. 2 vols. Small 4to First edition, published from Nov. 7, 1752-March 9, 1754, consisting of Nos. 1-140 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Biblioteca dell' eloquenza italiana di monsignore Giusto Fontanini, arcivescovo d'Ancira: con le annotazioni del signor Apostolo Zeno, istorico e poeta cesareo, cittadino veneziano

      Venezia: Giambatista Pasquali, 1753. Title page of volume I printed in red and black, woodcut title vignettes, initials, tailpieces. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary vellum morocco spine labels (worn). Apart from repair to head of spine of vol. II, a lovely set, from the library of the Borghese-Fantuzzi family (armorial bookplate). The definitive edition of this celebrated catalogue of works written in Italian -- a virtual PMM of Italian printing. It first appeared in 1706 as a bibliopraphical appendix to the Fontanini's work Della eloquenza italiana, with 1500 entries. Subsequent editions appeared in 1727, 1736, and 1737, before this last and most important edition -- which is entirely the bibliographical part of the work -- containing 5,000 entries of Italian works in poetry, prose, arts, sciences, etc., with the invaluable commentary by Zeno, and an index.

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        En fråga, som altid föreställes de naturkunniga, då det heter: Hwartil duger det? (Cui bono?). Först framstäld och beswarad i en disputation på latin, under [.] Carl Linnæi öfwerwaro, den 21 octob. år 1752. Men nu efter en hög befalning, på modersmålet öfwersatt af Christopher El. Gedner.

      1753 - Stockholm, L. Salvius, 1753. 8:o. 32 pp.Disbound. Foxing throughout, somewhat worn. From Ericsberg Manor in Sweden.Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 1697. Bibliotheca Walleriana 10906. Swedish translation of Linnaeus treatise on the usefulness of the natural sciences. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bibliotheca dell`eloquenza Italiana., Con le annotazioni del signor Apostolo Zeno.

      Venedig, Pasquali, 1753 - 6 Bll., XXVI S., 1 Bl., 494 S.; 2 Bll., 515 S. Erste Ausgabe mit den Anmerkungen von Apostolo Zeno, aus dem Besitz des Herausgebers der Zeitschrift "Der Brenner Ludwig von Ficker. - Giusto Fontanini (1666 - 1736) antiquario e bibliografo, noto per un`aspra polemica con L. A. Muratori, in difesa delle ragioni del papa nel conflitto tra S. Sede ed Estensi per Comacchio e Ferrara (1708-1714). La bibliografia ragionata della nostra letteratura, che costituisce la parte più importante della sua opera Dell`eloquenza italiana (1706), fu ampliata e arricchita di importanti note da A. Zeno (Biblioteca dell`eloquenza italiana, 1753). Fu tra i primi a introdurre in Italia il metodo critico-diplomatico di J. Mabillon e tra i suoi più efficaci difensori (Vindiciae antiquorum diplomatum, 1705)" (www.trecciani.it). - "La sua opera più importante è la Biblioteca dell`eloquenza italiana (1726), una bibliografia delle lettere, che fu più tardi corretta ed integrata da Apostolo Zeno, storico e poeta (1753). L`importanza di questo progetto è evidenziata nel sottotitolo: Dove ordinatamente sono disposte le opere stampate in nostra lingua volgare sopra le discipline e le materie principali. Una classificazione del sapere, quindi, ma con un rivoluzionario piano linguistico: il volgare, ormai lingua nazionale. Le discipline nelle quali divide la sua Biblioteca dell`eloquenza sono: grammatica, retorica, poesia, drammatici (teatro), lirici, istoria, filosofia, teologia. Sono presenti, e legittimate, sia opere volgari che le volgarizzazioni di opere antiche. Le aspre critiche degli intellettuali del tempo per le numerose omissioni ed imprecisioni non diminuiscono il valore di questa Biblioteca, che è riconosciuta come il primo passo di sistemazione delle opere italiane." (Wikipedia vom 01.09.2014). - Vorderer Buchinnendeckel und Vorsatz mit hs. Notizen. Exlibris (Ludwig von Ficker). Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2300 Kl.-4°. Pgmt. der Zeit mit Rückenschild (etw. bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MÉMOIRES HISTORIQUES SUR LA LOUISIANE, CONTENANT CE QUI Y EST ARRIVE DE PLUS MEMORABLE DEPUIS L'ANNEE 1687

      Paris. 1753.. Two volumes bound in one. [4],x,261; [4],338pp., plus six plates (three with two images), and a folding engraved map of Louisiana. Half titles. Antique half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Very good. A rare and important early history of French Louisiana. "One of the best contemporary histories of French Louisiana, based on the author's twenty-five-year residence in the colony as an army officer, engineer, and planter. The first volume describes the natural history and life of the inhabitants, Europeans and Indians; and the second volume is devoted to the military and political history of the colony from about 1717 to 1740, especially the Indian wars. Dumont's work is the first reliable account of much of Louisiana" - Streeter. The engraved plates depict four different tree specimens, while the wonderful plans show New Orleans and Fort Rozalie des Natchez, as well as a typical Louisiana house plan. The handsome folding map of Louisiana notes the different Indian tribes and villages in the region. This is one of the few reliable firsthand accounts of French Louisiana in the mid-18th century, and far rarer than the works of Bossu or Le Page du Pratz, the other cornerstones of the time and place. HOWES L250, "b." FIELD 463. SABIN 9605. STREETER SALE 125. JCB (1)III:996.

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        Traité de la culture des terres. Suivant les principes de M. Tull, Anglois. Nouvelle édition corrigée & augmentée. Tomes 1-3 (von 6) apart

      Paris, Hippolyte-Louis Guérin & Louis-Franncois Delatour, 1753/1753/1754. . Hard Cover.

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        Biblioteca dell' eloquenza italiana di monsignore Giusto Fontanini, arcivescovo d'Ancira: con le annotazioni del signor Apostolo Zeno, istorico e poeta cesareo, cittadino veneziano

      Venezia: Giambatista Pasquali, 1753. Title page of volume I printed in red and black, woodcut title vignettes, initials, tailpieces. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary vellum morocco spine labels (worn). Apart from repair to head of spine of vol. II, a lovely set, from the library of the Borghese-Fantuzzi family (armorial bookplate). The definitive edition of this celebrated catalogue of works written in Italian -- a virtual PMM of Italian printing. It first appeared in 1706 as a bibliopraphical appendix to the Fontanini's work Della eloquenza italiana, with 1500 entries. Subsequent editions appeared in 1727, 1736, and 1737, before this last and most important edition -- which is entirely the bibliographical part of the work -- containing 5,000 entries of Italian works in poetry, prose, arts, sciences, etc., with the invaluable commentary by Zeno, and an index.

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        Versuch einer natürlichen Historie von Norwegen, Worinnen die Luft, Grund und Boden, Gewässer, Gewächse, Metalle, Mineralien, Steinarten, Thiere, Vögel, Fische und endlich das Naturel, wie auch die Gewohnheiten und Lebensarten der Einwohner dieses Königreichs beschrieben werden. Aus dem Dänischen übersetzt von Johann Adolph Scheiben. Mit Kupfern. I-II (i ett bind).

      Kbh. . 1753-54. 8vo. Noe senere helskinnbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og rik ryggforgylling. 367, (1blank) ; 536 s. Med tallrike kobberstikk.. Pent eksemplar.Nice copy

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        1:] Considerations on the bill to permit persons professing the Jewish religion to be naturalized by parliament in several letters from a merchant in town to his friend in the country. Wherein the motives of all parties interested therein are examined: the principles of Christianity, with regard to the admission of Jews are fully discussed and their utility in trade clearly proved.;N ANSWER To a PAMPHLET, entitled Considerations on the BILL to permit¿ Wherein the False reasoning, gross misrepresentation of Fact and Perversions of Scripture, Are fully laid open and detected; A Second Letter to a Friend Concerning Naturalizations

      R. Baldwin; H. Cooke; Thomas Trye, London, Great Britain 1753 - [3 works, each with its own title page, all dated 1753, all 185 cm. x 125 cm. 8¼ x 7¾ inches:] Very attractive 19th or 18th century binding: ¾ leather + very attractive marbled paper. [1:] Considerations on the bill to permit persons professing the Jewish religion to be naturalized by parliament in several letters from a merchant in town to his friend in the country. Wherein the motives of all parties interested therein are examined: the principles of Christianity, with regard to the admission of Jews are fully discussed and their utility in trade clearly proved. London, 1753. Printed for R. Baldwin, at the Rose, in paternoster Row. [By Philo-Patriae ¿ see last page of the pamphlet] [Above the title in an old hand:] See the answer to this in the next preceding pamphlet. i-vii [= 4 leaves]; 1-60 [=30 leaves] [Attributed to William Romaine (1714-1795), Philo-Patriae being the pseudonym] [2:] AN ANSWER To a PAMPHLET, entitled Considerations on the BILL to permit¿ Wherein the False reasoning, gross misrepresentation of Fact and Perversions of Scripture, Are fully laid open and detected. The Third Edition. London, Printed for H. Cooke, at the Royal Exchange¿ 1753 [Above the title in the same old hand:] see the next pamphlet which should have been prefixed to this. 67 pages [=34 leaves] [3:] A Second Letter to a Friend Concerning Naturalizations¿By Josiah Tucker. London, printed for Thomas Trye, near Gray¿s-Inn Gate, Holborn, 1753. [By: Josiah Tucker [(1712-1799) his name appears on the last page] 44 pages [=22 leaves] SCANS available upon request [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neuer Garten-Saal /Oder vollständige Bechreibung Aller einheimischen und ausländischen Stauden- Knollen- Zwiebel- und Blumen-Gewächse, Wodurch Deren lustiger Anbau auf leichte Art erkläret, und den Garten-Liebhabern zuverläßige Nachricht gegeben wird/ wie man allerhand Arten schöner Blumen groß und gefüllt machen/ auch den Nelcken/ Aurikeln/ Levkojen/ ec. verschiedene artige Farben beybringen, selbige dabey erhalten und vermehren könne. Nebst Gründlicher Anweisung/ Zu den raresten Orangerie- Lust- und Blumen-Bäumen/ grünen Hecken/ Wänden7 Pyramiden und anderen prächtigen Auszierungen zu gelangen, die ausländischen Gattungen durch das Wasser zu Blüthen und Früchten zu befördern/ und einen Artzney- Obst- und Küchen-Garten zugleich anzulegen/

      Möller,, Frankfurt am Main, 1753 - 2 Teile in einem Band. Frankfurt am Main, Möller, 1753. 18 cm. Titelbl. r&s, (14), 696, Titelbl., 365, (1) S. Mit einigen Kapitelvignetten. Original Halb-Pergament (Hardcover) auf 4 echten Bünden. Einband bestoßen und berieben. Rücken am Kopf mit kleinem, fachmännisch restauriertem Fehlteil, einem Längsbug und Beschabungen. In den Deckeln Notizen von alter Hand mit Papier überklebt. Titelbatt mit einem fachmännisch ergänzten Eckabriss mit Teilverlust des Autorennamens, verso mit Zeichen von alter Hand. Seiten teils angefleckt durch Finger und durch getrocknete Pflanzenteile. Selten Marginalien von alter Hand. Besonders die Register stärker fingerfleckig. In den Innendeckeln handschriftl. Notizen und Namen von alter Hand. Christian Reichert und Dochnahl 65, nennen den Verfasser als "Reisenberg", Haller II,344f, als "Kaesersberg". Wimmer/Lauterbach 260. Sprache: deu Einband bestoßen und berieben. Rücken am Kopf mit kleinem, fachmännisch restauriertem Fehlteil, einem Längsbug und Beschabungen. In den Deckeln Notizen von alter Hand mit Papier überklebt. Titelbatt mit einem fachmännisch ergänzten Eckabriss mit Teilverlust des Autorennamens, verso mit Zeichen von alter Hand. Seiten teils angefleckt durch Finger und durch getrocknete Pflanzenteile. Selten Marginalien von alter Hand. Besonders die Register stärker fingerfleckig. In den Innendeckeln handschriftl. Notizen und Namen von alter Hand. Original Halb-Pergament (Hardcover) auf 4 echten Bünden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Printed for R. Dodsley, in Pall-mall, 1753. First edition, first issue, with "Drawings & c." on half-title. Title vignette, 6 engraved plates, 12 engraved head- and tail-pieces and 6 engraved initials in text; 35, [1] ff. + [4] pp. "Explanation of the Prints" [by Horace Walpole] bound at rear. Folio (15-1/2 x 11-1/4 inches). In contemporary boards, uncut, spine perished, some foxing, soiling and minor staining. In blue cloth drop box. In Boards Uncut The curious title, which places the emphasis on the "Designs" rather than the "Poems" was done at Gray's insistence, as he was wary of advertising this miscellaneous volume as a new collection. Most of the poems had appeared first elsewhere, though the delightful illustrations are new, as is "A Long Story"

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        Considerations concerning taking off the bounty on corn exported. In some letters to a friend. To which is added, a postscript, shewing that the price of corn is no rule to judge of the value of land; which will be encreased in proportion to the cheapness of its several products.

      London : printed for M. Cooper 1753 - 9,[1]p. Large folio. 40 x 26cm. Disbound. A fine large copy.550 Provenance: From the library of the Earls of Macclesfield at Shirburn Castle. Higgs 2963. Goldsmiths', 8796. L, C, Lu; ICU, NNC, PP in ESTC.

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande; (HIER BAND 11), oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden, und einen vollständigen Begriff von den neuern Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte machen; Worinnen der wirkliche Zustand aller Nationen vorgestellet, und das Merkwürdigste, Nützlichsten und Wahrhaftigste in Europa, Asia, Africa und America, in Ansehung ihrer verschiedenen Reiche und Länder; deren Lage, Größe, Gränzen, Eintheilungen, Himmelsgegenden, Erdreichs, Früchte, Thiere, Flüsse, Seen, Gebirge, großen und kleinen Städte, Häfen, Gebäuden, u. s. w. wie auch die Sitten und Gebräuche der Einwohner, ihre Religion, Regierungsart, Künste und Wissenschaften, Handlungen und Manufacturen, enthalten ist; Mit nöthigen Landkarten nach den neuesten und richtigsten astronomischen Wahrnehmungen, und mancherley Abbildung der Städte, Küsten, Aussichten, Thiere, Gewächse, Kleidungen und andere dergleichen Merkwürdigkeiten, versehen, Durch eine Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer im Englischen zusammen getragen, und aus dem demselben ins Deutsche übersetzt.

      Leipzig, Arkstee und Merkus 1753.. 1. Auflage, mit herrlichen Kopf- und Schluss-Vignetten und mit 23 (von 27), teils mehrfach gefalteten, teils doppelblattgroßen Karten und Kupfern (es fehlen nur 3 Tafeln von Münzen und 1 Siegel-Tafel), (5 Bl. mit einem Vorbericht des Herrn Prevost), 712 Seiten, 36 Seiten (Geographisches Verzeichniß und Sachregister), (2 Bl.), 19x24, braunes OHLdr der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern mit Titel und Bandnummerierung sowie Ganz-Rotschnitt,. ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR dieser interessanten Reisebeschreibung über Reisen nach Ostindien, Indostan, Kaschmir, den marianischen und philippinischen Inseln, der Insel Celebes, Japon, der Einband etwas berieben, aber fachgerecht restauriert

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        Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae Sex, ad optimorum exemplarium fidem recensitae

      Le Loup & Mérigot 1753 Deux volumes in - 12 (179 x 109 mm), demi - maroquin rouge, coins, dos à cinq nerfs orné, tête dorée, non rogné (reliure milieu XIXe siècle). Illustrations de GRAVELOT, dont le portrait de Terence en médaillon sur chaque titre, 7 figures hors texte dont une en frontispice, 37 vignettes et 28 culs - de - lampe, gravés par Delafosse, J.P. Lebas et D. Sornique. Exemplaire sur Hollande, avec les figures avant la lettre. De la collection des classiques Barbou. (Cohen 982). (quelques menus frottements, rousseurs). / / Two 12o volumes (179 x 109 mm), red three - quarter morocco, spine tooled raised on five bands, top edge gilt, uncut (middle of 19th - cent. binding). Illustrations by GRAVELOT, including the vignette portrait of Terence on both title pages, 7 plates (one in frontispiece), 37 vignettes and 28 culs - de - lampe, engraved by Delafosse, J.P. Lebas and D. Sornique. Copy on Holland paper, with the engravings before lettering. From collection "classiques Barbou". (Cohen 982). (some minor rubbings, brownings).

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        Observations anatomiques tirées des ouvertures d'un grand nombre de cadavres, propres à découvrir les causes des maladies et leurs remèdes

      - Nouvelle édition augmentée. À Perpignan, chez J.B. Reynier, 1753. Petit in 4 (format in 8) comprenant 234 + 10 ff, un frontispice « De funere, vita » (un médecin en pleine dissection), et 11 planches en hors-texte. L'auteur appartient à la Société royale des sciences de Montpellier, correspondant de l'Académie royale des sciences de Paris, professeur en médecine de l'Université de Perpignan, médecin militaire de la même ville, et médecin botaniste du Roy à l'Isle de Cayenne. Nous avons ici la seconde édition considérablement augmentée (passant de 66 pages à 234) et illustrée en hors-texte. En reliure plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs richement ornementé avec les coiffes abîmées, liseré doré sur les plats, tranches rouges, intérieur très frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The School of Man. Translated from the French. To which is prefixed, a Key to the Satyrical Characters Interspersed in this Work

      London: Printed for Lockyer Davis, 1753. First edition in English. 1 vols. Original blue boards with calf spine and corners, red leather spine label. Boards a little rubbed, otherwise w very attractive copy, uncut. Among the cast of characters referred to in the "Key" in this delicious collection of satirical essays are the King, the Dauphin, Mde de Pompadour, Voltaire, various lords and ladies, clerics, etc. Here a sample: "When Pallades [the Dauphin] walks, comes into a Room, bows or speaks, you see the very Picture of his Tutor Callidesmus [Bishop of Mirepoix]: a lumpish Look, an awkward Politeness, an arrogant and supercilious Manner, low-lived trivial Discourse ... "According to Barbier, there is some evidence that a certain "Abbé Desplaces" had a hand in commissioning Génard to write the work, which enjoyed something of a succès de scandale. The excitement must have quickly crossed the channel, as this English translation appeared in the same year as the first French edition, for which the printer Laroche was arrested; and several London editions quickly followed.

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        Antiquor Imperiorum Tabula.

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      (Leipzig), "den 6ten [Jenner? ...]".. 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt mit Siegelresten und Adresse (Faltbrief). Beiliegend Kupferstichportrait (220 x 312 mm).. An "Professor Becker" (wahrscheinlich den Kunsthistoriker Wilhelm Gottlieb Ernst Becker, 1753-1813): "Mein liebster Herr Professor. Da Sie den ersten Theil des Handels bloß in der Hoffnung geschlossen zu haben scheinen, daß auch der andere zu Stande kommen werde: so halte ich mich mich [!] verpflichtet Ihnen lieber gleich jetzt vorherzusagen, daß ich mich schwerlich oder gar nicht von den bewußten braunen Sachen trennen werde. Ich schicke Ihnen also Ihre beyden Zeitungen wieder zurück, weil ich nicht im Stande bin, Ihnen die Stücke zu geben, auf welche Sie doch, gestehen Sie es nur, einzig und allein gerechnet haben. - Bausens Freundschaft ist mir zu viel werth; und wenn ich nur die allergeringste Lebensart habe, so darf ich von seinen Blättern, die er mir selbst geschenkt hat, nichts veräußern, als was ich doppelt habe. Und das ist nicht einmal bey allen den schwarzen Abdrücken der Fall. - Verzeihen Sie meine Schwachheit, und erzählen Sie niemand davon [...]". - Gegenblatt mit kl. Ausriß von Siegelöffnung. Das beiliegende Portrait Platners (1790 von Johann Friedrich Bause nach dem Gemälde Anton Graffs gestochen) im Rand etwas angestaubt.

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        "Monument de Gessner / Gessners Denkmal.

      . Aquatinta, nach J.B. Stuntz (1753-1836), auf Velin. 33,6:22,8 cm. Sehr guter vollrandiger Abdruck. Idealansicht des im Herbst 1792 errichteten Denkmals nach dem von A. Trippel (1741-1793) im Herbst 1789 in Rom angefertigten endgültigen Entwurf. Salomon Gessners (1730-1788) Denkmal steht auf dem Platzspitz in Zürich.. Ersten Malunterricht erhielt Reinermann in Wetzlar bei dem Porträtmaler Cramer. Anschließend machte er eine Ausbildung bei J.A.B. Nothnagel (1729-1804) in Frankfurt am Main. Er arbeitete in Wetzlar, 1786 im Weilburger Schloß. 1789 ging er nach Kassel und studierte in der dortigen Galerie Landschaftsmalerei. Im Herbst 1789 begleitete er L.P. Strack (1761-1836) nach Rom und war dort 1789-1790 Schüler von L. Ducros (1748-1810), bei dem er die Aquarellmalerei erlernte. Von 1793-1803 war er in Basel bei Chr. von Mechel (1737-1817) in dessen Verlag tätig, 1803-1811 in Frankfurt und in Wetzlar tätig. 1812 wurde er zum Professor ernannt. 1818 erhielt er eine Anstellung an der Kunstschule in Frankfurt am Main.

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        Werk von den Gesetzen, oder von der (sic) Verhältniß, welche die Gesetze zu jeder Regimentsverfassung, den Sitten, dem Landstriche, der Religion, der Handlung u.s.f. haben sollen. Nach der neuesten Auflage. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt (von Abrahm Gotthelf Kästner). 3 Bände. 19 Bl., 386 S.; 8 Bl., S. (387)-738; 8 Bl., S. (739)-1176, 41 Bl. Register. Mit gestoch. gefalt. Weltkarte. Lederbde d. Z. auf 5 Bünden (etwas berieben, 1 Gelenk angeplatzt, 2 Kapitale schadhaft) mit Rückenschild.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1753.. . Erste deutsche Ausgabe von Montesquieus Hauptwerk 'De l'esprit des lois' (1748), in dem er zum ersten Mal mit empirisch-wissenschaftlichen Methoden gesetzliche Einrichtungen aus den geographischen, sozialen, religiösen usw. Bedingungen der einzelnen Länder ableitet. Zum ersten Mal wird das System der Gewaltenteilung, die Grundlage der modernen Demokratie, theoretisch entwickelt, und damit der moderne Rechtsstaat vorbereitet. Ziel der Gewaltenteilung ist es, eine gefährliche Machtkonzentration staatlicher Organe zu vermeiden. Montesquieus Werk "weist seinem Autor damit einen Platz in der Reihe der großen liberalen Staatstheoretiker des 17. und 18. Jh.s zu" (KNLL). Montesquieu (1689-1755), der "geistreiche Spötter", war durch seine 'Lettres Persanes' berühmt geworden, eine ungemein witzige Satire auf die Widersinnigkeiten und Missbräuche der damaligen gesellschaftlichen, politischen, kirchlichen und literarischen Welt. - Etwas stockfleckig, Titel mit Leimschatten. - Fromm IV 18413. Carter/Muir 197. Slg Borst 52. Marbach, Kat. Weltliteratur, 37.

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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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        Défenses du beau séxe [sic] ou Mémoires historiques, philosophiques et critiques, pour servir d'apologie aux femmes

      ?"Amsterdam: 1753. Four volumes in two, 12mo (165 x 95 mm). [2], xvi, 242; [2], xii, 268; [2], ix, [1 blank], 225, [1 blank]; [2], viii, 194 pp. Late 18th- or early 19th-century German half roan, sides covered in comb-marbled paper, red morocco gilt lettering-pieces on spine, edges stained red. Occasional light foxing, binding worn. Provenance: Dr. H. I. Rosenbaum, red inkstamps on versos of first title in each volume.*** only edition of a rare Enlightenment feminist treatise. Authorship is attributed to Dom. Caffiaux, a Benedictine monk of St.-Germain-des-Près, and the encyclopedic scope of the work is characteristic of that order's scholarly endeavors. In the first volume, borrowing liberally from Poullain de la Barre's L'egalité des deux sexes (1673), the author demonstrates that women are the equals of men. In this context he discusses women?'s education, historical examples of poweful women, and the desirability of female involvement in affairs of state. Caffiaux agrees with Poullain's premise that the source of injustice toward women lies in the false assumption of their natural inferiority, and Poullain's systematic Cartesian arguments are woven throughout his exhaustive treatise to justify, perhaps, its encyclopedic intent. Caffiaux's work thus partakes both of the traditional apologetic mode, containing long lists of women of distinction, and Poullain's new rationalist approach to the "querelle des femmes." Chapter V in Vol. II, for example, contains 200 pages on women's achievements in the arts and sciences, covering Antiquity to the present day. But rather than standing alone, this list is placed in context by a discussion of the definition of "science" (the pursuit of learning or intellectual achievement), its moral benefits, why men "do not want women to be learned ," and "how men took over science." The second volume focuses on eminent women, their heroism, and their accomplishments in various fields. In the spirit of the time, women's learned achievements are given even greater weight than demonstrations of unusual virtue. Volumes III and IV are devoted to weaknesses and vices conventionally associated with the female sex ?- exclusive interest in love, flirtation, chatter, gossip, indiscretion, etc., all faults either refuted or shown to be shared by both sexes. Throughout the work Caffiaux's examples and arguments are buttressed by extensive citations from the classics, modern literary works, legal treatises, the Bible, and contemporary philosophers. That Caffiaux's book was published anonymously and under a false imprint may have less to do with its subversive content than with the byzantine pre-Revolutionary system of privilèges and permissions. Its rarity is not surprising considering its small press-run: the Bibliothèque nationale catalogue identifies the printer from the "permission tacite" granted to Le Clerc, for a print run of a mere 200 copies. I locate 3 copies in American libraries (Stanford, UC Irvine and UCLA / Clark Library). Barbier I, 868; Gay I, 837; Albistur & Armogathe, Histoire du féminisme français, pp. 167, 185-186; Graesse II, 349; L. Steinbrügge, Das moralische Geschlecht: Theorie und literarische Entwürfe über die Natur der Frau in der franzözische Aufklärung (1987), pp. 25-26 (English edition: The moral sex : woman?'s nature in the French Enlightenment, Oxford 1995, pp. 16-17).

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        The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

      for R. Griffiths, London 1753 - The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Time of Dean Swift. Compiled from ample Materials scattered in a Variety of Books, and especially from the MS. Notes of the late ingenious Mr Coxeter and others, collected for this Design. By Mr. Cibber. In Four Volumes. Five volumes. 12mo. [167 x 98 x 137 mm]. [1]f, [ii], 354 pp; [2]ff, 353pp; [2]ff, 353, [3] pp; [2]ff, 356pp; [3]ff, 354pp. Bound in contemporary calf, the covers with a gilt double fillet border, the spines divided into six panels, the bands flanked with gilt fillets, lettered in the second panel on a red goatskin label and numbered in the third, plain endleaves and edges. (Some wear, upper headcap on vol.2 chipped, the edges of two boards a little singed). A little browning and a few minor stains, but a very good copy. Published in five volumes, not four as stated on the title. It appeared in 25 parts. A second edition was published in the same year with the edition statement on the drop-head title on p[1] in vol.1. Vols. 2-5 has "By Mr. Cibber, and Other Hands" on the titles. The claim to authorship was hotly disputed between Robert Shiels (or Shiells or Shields) and Theophilus Cibber. According to Boswell, "[Johnson] told us that the book entitled "The Lives of the Poets, by Mr Cibber", was entirely compiled by Mr Shiels, a Scotch-man, one of his amanuenses. "The booksellers (said he,) gave Theophilus Cibber, who was then in prison, ten guineas, to allow "Mr. Cibber" to be put upon the title-page, as the author". Boswell did, however, add that Cibber had been engaged as editor "with powers to alter, expunge, or add, as he liked". Shiels was paid nearly seventy pounds and Cibber twenty guineas. Shiels was born in Roxburghshire and went to London as a journeyman printer. In 1748 Johnson employed him as one of six amanuenses on his Dictionary. At the conclusion of this work Shiels was commissioned by Ralph Griffiths to compile the Lives of the poets. It may have been Johnson who suggested the project in the first place and Walter Jackson Bate suggests that many of the materials were provided by Johnson, "who could also have dictated some of the passages". Shiels died of consumption on 27th December 1753, and Johnson provided his epitaph: "his life was virtuous, and his end was pious". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1.Verteutschter Bethlehemitischer Kinder-Mord des Ritters (Giambattista) Marino. Nebst etlichen von des Herrn Ubersetzers Eigenen Gedichten sammt Einer Vorrede, Leben des Marino, und einigen Anmerckungen von (Johann U.)

      / Leopolds, Ertz Herzogs von Oesterreich Prizen von Asturien besingenden GERMANIA. / Des seligen Hherrn Barthold Heinrich Brockes Schwanen gesang in einer Anleitung zum vergnügten und gelassenen Sterben Verlag Schramm. 1753 / 1716 / 1750. 8° 663 + 4 S. 22 x 28 Kupferstich von Picart vom Kindermord auf Buchformat gefaltet, gestochener Buchschmuck ( für Band 1 u.2 ) / 72 S. gestochener Buchschmuck. 3 seitiger Rotschnitt. Leder, 5 goldverzierte Bünden., Kanten berieben sonst recht gut. Innen die ersten beiden Bücher richtig guter Zustand, Stich am Rand etwas fleckig, 3. Buch Titel u. die meisten S. zur Bindung zu ( nicht im Text ) mit kleinem Wasserrand u. ab u. zu fleckig. Insgesamt schönes altes buch. 15

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        The School of Man. Translated from the French. To which is prefixed, a Key to the Satyrical Characters Interspersed in this Work

      Among the cast of characters referred to in the "Key" in this delicious collection of satirical essays are the King, the Dauphin, Mde de Pompadour, Voltaire, various lords and ladies, clerics, etc. Here a sample: "When Pallades [the Dauphin] walks, comes into a Room, bows or speaks, you see the very Picture of his Tutor Callidesmus [Bishop of Mirepoix]: a lumpish Look, an awkward Politeness, an arrogant and supercilious Manner, low-lived trivial Discourse . " According to Barbier, there is some evidence that a certain "Abbé Desplaces" had a hand in commissioning Génard to write the work, which enjoyed something of a succès de scandale. The excitement must have quickly crossed the channel, as this English translation appeared in the same year as the first French edition, for which the printer Laroche was arrested; and several London editions quickly followed First edition in English. . Original blue boards with calf spine and corners, red leather spine label. Boards a little rubbed, otherwise w very attractive copy, uncut. ESTC T109128; Barbier II: 13 (French ed.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Iesuiticae philosophiae theses

      - Typ. Academ. excudebar Iosephus Barberm 1753. Patrono Thomas Cerdà societatis iesu. Iesuiticae philosophiae theses, contentiosam, et experimentalem philosophandi methodum complectentes, quas Deo, & Immaculata Dcipara auxiliantibus, deffendet in Theatro Maiori Cervarienfis academiae. Encuadernado en pergamino. 1 lámina+333 páginas con un estado plegado y 12 láminas de 13 ( falta la lámina V). 17x13 cm. Ref: 7361 [LS/011891-7361]

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        Codex Juris Bavarici Judiciarii de Anno M. DCC. LIII.

      München : Vötter 1753.. 4 Bll. 231 S. Text: Latein. 31 cm, Halbleder der Zeit, lädierter Einband, unbdrucktes Vorsatzblatt fehlt. Handschr. Eintragungen von alter Hand. Papier nur ggfg. fleckig, kleiner Wumrgang in den letzten 5 Bll., letztes Blatt lose. SELTENE ERSTE AUFLAGE!!.

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        Voyage fait par ordre du Roi en 1750 et 1751, dans l'Amérique Septentrionale, pour rectifier les Cartes des Côtes de l'Acadie, de l'Isle Royale et de l'Isle de Terre-Neuve; et pour en fixer les principaux points par des observations astronomiques

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1753 - In-4. VIII, 288 pages. Plein veau raciné, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre en maroquin.Ex-libris gravé d'un ancien propriétaire au premier contre-plat et d'institution en page-titre. Complet du bandeau gravé, des 6 cartes dépliantes, de la planche dépliante avec 9 figures et de la table dépliante. [Lande 114, TPL 222]. Importante contribution scientifique à la délimitation de la côte est de l'Amérique. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        En Resa til Norra America, på Kongl. Swenska Wetenskaps Academiens befallning, och Publici kostnad, förrättad af Pehr Kalm. Tom. 1-3. med Kongl. Maj:ts Allernådigste Privilegio.

      Stockholm, Tryckt på Lars Salvii kostnad, 1753-61. (24) + 484 + (20) + (2) + 526 + (22) + (2) + 528 + (14) s. Kobberstukne figurer i teksten. 1 kobberstukket foldet plansje. Samt. skinnryggbd. Gule skinn tittelfelter. Ryggdekor i gull. Pent sett.. Schiøtz 511 a *** Contemporary half calf. Spine gilt. Engraved illustrations in text. 1 engraved folding plate

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

      Chez Lambert 1753 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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