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        Discours qui a remporté le prix à l`Academie de Dijon en l`année 1750. Sur cette question proposée par la même Académie: Si le rétablissement des Sciences & des Arts a contribué à épurer les Moeurs.

      Genève, Cl. & Ant. Philibert o.J. [1754?]. - Überaus seltene Nachdruckausgabe des ersten Drucks (Genf, Barillot 1750) von R.`s Erstlingswerk. Im Jahre 1749 schrieb die Akademie von Dijon einen Preis für einen Essay über die Wirkung des Fortschritts der Zivilisation auf die Moral aus. Rousseau beteiligte sich, vermutlich auch auf Anregung seiner Philosophenfreunde der Enzyklopädie hin, und erhielt 1750 den ersten Preis. "R. hebt in seiner Beantwortung . gerade das Unheil hervor, das durch die Entfaltung der Künste und Wissenschaften über die Menschheit gekommen ist" (vgl. dazu Ziegenfuß II, 382). Sein `Discours` richtete sich zwar völlig gegen die Vorstellungen vieler Intellektueller der Zeit, jedoch erlangte R. dank der Diskussion, die er auslöste, europaweit einen hohen Bekanntheitsgrad und der entscheidende Anstoß zu seiner schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit war gegeben. - Vorliegende Ausgabe nicht im Handel, nur ein Exemplar in der `Cambridge University Library` (Copac) nachweisbar. 8°. 55(1) S. Mit Tit.vign., 2 Zierleisten u. 1 Init. in Holzschnitt. Halblederband d. Zt. m. Tit. (auf mont. Papierschi.) u. Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., Kleisterpapierbezug u. umseit., rotem Sprengschnitt. Einbd. stellenw. geringfüg. abgewetzt u. fl.; an den Kapitalen rissig u. m. kleineren Fehlstellen; kl. Etik. auf vord. Spiegel; Monogrammstemp. auf Tit.

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        ABDEKER ou l'art de conserver sa beauté

      - L'an de l'Hegyre 1754, (1168); 4 volumes in-12 reliés plein veau marbré de l'époque. Dos lisses ornés de fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison. Guirlande dorée sur les plats et monogramme à la lettre C doré frappé au centre. Tome 1 : Un feuillet blanc, faux titre, frontispice, titre encadré avec vignette, 247 pages et 2 feuillets blancs ; 232 ; 255 ; 215 pages. Les frontispices et pages de titre des tomes 1 et 2 sont de couleurs rose, et de couleurs verte pour les tomes 3 et 4. Manque en coiffe du tome 2, restauration habile de quelques coins. Ex-libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        APOSTOLICOS AFANES DE LA COMPANIA DE JESUS, ESCRITOS POR UN PADRE DE LA MISMA SAGRADA RELIGION DE SU PROVINCIA DE MEXICO

      Barcelona: Por Pablo Nadal, 1754. [12],452,[7]pp., lacking errata leaf. Small quarto. Contemporary limp vellum, manuscript spine title. Vellum a bit soiled and wrinkled, remnants of two vellum ties at fore-edge. Bookplate on front pastedown, ink ownership stamp on titlepage. Light foxing. Very good. An important primary source work for the Spanish Southwest, by the Jesuit missionary and native of Lexical, Father Jose Ortega. Although the work was edited by Francisco Xavier Fluvia, it is correctly attributed to Father Jose Ortega, whom Medina describes as the definite author. The work consists of three parts: Book I (pp.1-223) contains an account of the reduction and conquest of the province of Nayarit. Book II (pp.224-343) concerns the establishment, progress, and decline of the "spiritual conquest" of the province of Pimeria Alta through the death of Father Kino. Book III contains an account of the discoveries throughout the present state of Pimeria Alta, including Father Consag's diary of travels in present day California in 1751. Ortega describes the "barbaras costumbres, y vana Religion" of the native people in present day Southwest, the establishment of a few towns where many baptisms were performed, and includes a general description of the region. "Includes much on the movements and discoveries of the missionary priests Kino and Consag in Arizona and California" - Howes. A prime source on Father Kino's missionary work in what is now Arizona, including an account of Father Consag's journey into California in 1751. HOWES O127, "b." STREETER SALE 144. WAGNER, SPANISH SOUTHWEST 128. SABIN 1768, 57680. COWAN, p.17. GRAFF 3132. PALAU 204880. MEDINA, BHA 3651. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 6.

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        Della natura delle cose. Libri sei. Tradotti dal latino in italiano da Alessandro Marchetti...

      a spese dell'Editore, 1754. Due volumi di cm. 22, pp. (8) 543 (1) complessive. Antiporta e frontespizio inciso a ciascun volume, sei tavole incise a piena pagina poste all'inizio di ogni libro e molte finissime vignette, testate e finali (anche a piena pagina). Il tutto per opera di Eisen, Cochin e Le Lorrain. Legatura strettamente coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con ricchi fregi in oro e titoli su doppio tassello. Ex libris nobiliare. Sguardie marmorizzate e tagli rossi. Qualche leggero segno d'uso alle cerniere, una piccola lacuna ad un tassello, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Celebre e ricercata edizione. Si tratta di uno dei capolavori tipografici del Settecento, impresso con la peculiare eleganza del tempo. Cfr. Cohen (665-6): "Les illustrations de ce livre sont fort belles"; Brunet III, 222 e Graesse IV, 290.

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        Critical, Historical, and Explanatory Notes on Shakespeare, with Emendations of the Text and Metre

      London: Printed for the Author and Sold by Richard Manby, 1754, 1754. First edition. NCBEL II, 1744; Jaggard 124. Edges a little rubbed; some scattered minor foxing; very good copy.. 2 vols, 8vo, somewhat later diced calf skillfully rebacked, red and green morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering. A thorough examination of Shakespeare's plays with an index. Grey (1688-1766) was a clergyman-scholar who was also known for his edition of Butler's Hudibras. See the DNB online. Bookbinder's ticket of Lubbock, New Castle, on the front free endpaper. Ramsden, page 111.

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        Opuscula, et gesta cum notis M.M. Sarazanii. Iterum collecta, nunc vero primum aucta, et illustrata diatribis duabus altera de gestis Liberii exulis altera an Damasus faverit aliquando Maximo Cynico adversus Gregorium Nazianzenium, et Nectarium. Quibus praeter indicem materiarum adjiciuntur etiam Opuscula Apocripha eiusdem.

      Roma, Rotilio für Monaldini, 1754. - circa 32 x 22 cm. 12 Bll., 264 SS., 6 Bll., 25 SS., 1 Bl., mit gestochener Portrait-Vignette auf dem Titel und zahlreichen architektonischen Holzschnitt-Vignetten im Text Rotbrauner Kalbslederband d. Zt., mit reicher Rücken-, Deckel- und Stehkantenvergoldung. Deckel mit Blütenranken und gekrönten Wappensupralibros, Goldschnitt, Buntpapiervorsätzen Ebert 5641. Von Antonio Maria Merenda besorgte Ausgabe der Werke des Papstes Damasus (305-384). - Hier in einem ungewöhnlich schön gebundenen Wappenexemplar, das vom Neffen des Herausgebers Giorgio Merenda dem Domdechanten von Brixen Ignaz Anton von Enzenberg geschenkt wurde. Eingebunden sind 2 Pergamentblätter, davon eines mit grosser Wappenmalerei in kräftigen Farben und eigenhändiger Widmung aus dem Jahr 1781. Die Deckel tragen das Wappen der Familie von Enzenberg. - Kaum gebräunt, wenig berieben, Rücken etwas blasser, vorne eine kleine, unauffällige Schnittspur, sonst sehr schön und dekorativ. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L'Histoire des Imaginations extravagantes de Monsieur Oufle, servant de preservatif contre la lecture des Livres qui traitent de la Magie, du Grimoire, des Démoniaques, Sorciers, Loups-Garoux, Incubes, Succubes & du Sabbat, des Esprits-Folets, Génies, Phantômes & autres Revenans, des Songes, de la Pierre Philosophale, de l'Astrologie judiciaire, des Horoscopes, Talismans, Jours heureux & malheureux, Eclipses, Comettes, & enfin de toutes les sortes d'Apparitions, de Devinations, de Sortileges, d'Enchantement, & d'autres superstitieuses pratiques…

      Five engraved frontis. & five engraved plates (of which one is large & folding). Five parts in two vols. Small 8vo, cont. marbled calf (a bit of wear to extremities), spines gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Duchesne, 1754. Best and largest edition (1st ed.: 1710), of this waggish imaginary narrative by Bordelon (1653-1730), a theologian and author. An early example of paranormal fiction, it was translated into four languages and reprinted several times. The present work functions as a veiled critique/satire of popular credulity in Bordelon's time. Bordelon creates the superstitious Monsieur Oufle (anagram of "Le Fou"), a gullible merchant. The members of his family bear onomatopoetic names (Ruzine, Camèle, Sansugue, and Noncrede), which suggest a greater resistance to the misguided beliefs held by the protagonist. Through a number of episodes, Oufle's naivete is repeatedly exposed, such as when he convinces himself he has transformed into a were-wolf; embraces the role of seducer because of a horoscope; and espouses his belief in ghosts, demons, and sorcerers. His family repeatedly attempts to bring him to his senses, yet never manages to correct his irrational convictions. Bordelon even constructs a fictitious library (pp. 19-27 of Part I), composed of well-known titles on the supernatural, demonology, magic, astrology, sorcery, reincarnation, etc. The finely engraved plates comically depict the hapless Oufle, who is always accompanied by a court jester. For example, the large folding plate vividly portrays an assembly of flying sorcerers around the devil seated on a throne, as imagined by the main character. Nice set and rare. ❧ Caillet 1423. N.B.G., Vol. 6, cols. 685-86.

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        Revolutionary War Manuscript copy of letters received and sent 1778 - 79, 1792

      A book of handwritten transcribed letters carried through the Revolutionary War by a Continental Army infantryman named Minne Voorhees (1754 - 1794)? from New Brunswick, NJ. The letters, including those sent and received by Vorhees, were written between 1776 and 1783 while he was stationed at Valley Forge, PA, among other places. During this time he worked mainly in the medical department and hospital. The letters offer a fascinating window into the life and experiences of a well-educated and articulate Revolutionary War soldier. They are mostly personal, addressed to and from his brother, sisters, and friends, but also include correspondence with several army doctors such as Dr. George W. Campbell (surgeon). The letters from the first few years are fairly uneventful and detail daily life and boredom along with a few regarding army supplies and rations, which become predictably more scarce as the war progresses. Many of later letters include personal narratives about how the war is impacting Voorhees, his personal relationships, and his family. Perhaps the most poignant letter dated November 14, 1779 is written from Voorhees's sister (A. Voorhees?) from her home in Brunswick, NJ to her brother. She writes of a British attack on the Jersey shore and then describes the devastation that the murder of their cousin Captain Peter Voorhees has caused: "they landed at the blazing star, and got to quibble town before they were discovered, from this they proceeded to Bound brook where they burnt some forrage, provided for the army, and plundered Col Van Thorn - then to (?), where they burnt, the church and destroyed five or six flat bottomed boats - then to millstone, where they burnt the courthouse and relieved two prisoners - they then came on toward Brunswick - but our militia having notice of their coming that way, about thirty of them waylaid them in the woods - and as they past our men fired on them which put them in great confusion, and they took the Col. and three men prisoners, and killed one man - this I believe prevented them from coming into town - they came down as far as Mr. Guests and so cropped the fields to John Voorhees - where they enquired the way to south river - The distress in town was very great, some run off with what little they could carry with them, while others staid and expected to submit to their mercy - But all our distress would have been triffling, had it not been for that melancholy affair of Capt. Voorhees being murdered in such an inhuman manner, the very recollection of which is horrid - but it seemed a satisfaction to his friends since it must be so that it happened near home - It is remarkable that after running so many risques, he must yet come to his native place, there to be butchered by those wretches who surely have not the least spark of humanity. It was a trying affair to the family, but no one seems to be more afflicted than S. S - who seems to be as much distressed as if they had been already joined in marriage but I believe it is much worse for her than any other friend who are more open with their grief. But hers is too great to be any longer concealed - she is much dejected since, and not without reason." According to later documentation, Captain Peter Voorhees was taken prisoner and murdered by the English Tories near New Brunswick on October 26, 1779. While there were numerous losses around this time, the death of Captain Voorhees became notorious due to the brutality of his murder. Lt. Col. Henry Dearborn describes the incident in his Journal on October 28th "Capt. Van Voras being further advanced than any other, & his hors being very much fatigued was overtaken by the Enimy and obliged to surrender himself prisoner; the party that took him conveyed him to the main party, 7 after examining him fell to hacking him with their Swords in sight of Capt. Wool & others of his party; after satisfying their more then Savage Spite they left him expiring on the ground.  Capt. Wool & some others immediately rode up to him & found him cut & hack'd in a most barbarous manner, his arms cut off, his head cut to pieces & in fact appeerd to have been massacred by the most cruel Savages, this was done by the humane Britons, let every Briton blush at the idea." Historians have since suggested that this account may be somewhat fanciful as Dearborn was not an eye witness and had just returned from a long campaign; however, the newspapers of the time did report on the brutality of the murder - but with less graphic detail. Captain Henry Guest, who was also greatly moved by the death of Voorhees was inspired to write a poem titled "On the death of Captain Peter Voorhees:" Alas! grim death has caused us to deplore The brave, intrepid Voorhees, now no more; He's gone! we grieve, the generous youth has fled, Untimely sent to number with the dead; Just as gay pleasure, dressed in all her charms, With youth and beauty, fearless of alarms, Sat smiling by the youthful soldier's side;. But death, ah cruel death! it him denied! Just in his bloom to death become a prey, His icy hand no longer would delay. So the loved meads, which flourish in the vale, All gay appear, waved by each gentle gale; But when the mower with his scythe comes on, He cuts - they fall - and all their beauty's gone. Long, long, blest shade, will freedom's sons admire The virtues which did once thy breast inspire. Thy aged mother mourns her absent son, And sorrowing goes e'er since the deed was done; Thy beauteous sister, too, with grief o'erspread, Laments, alas! her friend, her brother dead; She with the hapless maid whom thou designed E'er now in love's blest nuptials to have joined; Together oft lament thy cruel fate, As the fond turtle mourns her absent mate. But why lament the Sun, though set so soon? Since spotless laurels deck the hero's tomb; He stands aloft high on the roll of fame Voorhees, brave Voorhees, yes, that is a name To Patriots dear, and New-Brunswick's boast; Defending which he fell by Britain's host." Lt. Minne Voorhees corresponds in several subsequent letters to his family and also to his cousin's bereaved fiancé, Polly, about the incident. In his letter dated November 8th (?) 1779 to Polly he writes: "The melancholy account of Captain Voorhees' death reached me a few days after it happened, though I could only learn the particulars from uncertain reports, but I soon found it too true and that he who I expected to embrace in peace and happiness was no more in this world. I felt much myself but more for those to whom he was nearer than me - To see him after escaping the dangers of so many campaigns and returned in safety to his native place - suddenly snatched away was distressing - but when I consider who was the author of it I could not repine. The same almighty being who gave him life, preserved it while he thought good - and doubtless knew, much better than we, when it was best to take him from this state of trial and from his daily care, and the innumerable blessings we receive from him, we cannot doubt, but he has done that which was best for him. This reflection I hope comforts you under the loss of a friend and brother - he is gone on a journey which we must all, sooner or later travel - a few years at most will be the difference and may we not with reason hope that we again, shall all meet, where we shall have no dread of hurting - and enjoy a felicity that we cannot hope for here." This fascinating collection of letters is bound in leather backed marbled paper covered boards. There is heavy wear to the spine and boards and the hinges are cracked. Occasional spots of foxing and soiling to the interior pages. While most of the pages with handwriting appear to be present, several have unfortunately been removed leaving small stubs. In addition to the letters, a previous owner of this journal has written a list of the correspondents included within and has given additional information about their relationships to Minne Voorhees and/or their military positions. All of the entries are written in a legible penned script aside from the first page and last three pages, which are written in a different hand in pencil. The pencil is very light and difficult to decipher. An undated newspaper article about Captain Voorhees and his murder has been taped to the front pastedown. Written above the article in black pen is a previous owner marking "Est of Darick (?) Bishop" along with a small sticker. Unpaginated. [Over 180 pages with content by Voorhees and additional blank pages].

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        An Historical Account of The British Trade Over The Caspian Seaa: With The Author's Journal of Travels From England Through Russia Into Persia.

      T. Osborne, D. Brown, T. Longman., London 1754 - pp. xxvii, 460. 31 Engraved plates, engraving & folding maps (7). Full brown calf with spine in 5 raised bands in 6 compartments. Front hinge is loose but twine stitching is holding welll. Light foxing throughout but else a very nice, complete copy of volume one in original binding. magnificant maps, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Romaine depuit la Fondation de Rome, Jusqu'à la Translation de l'Empire par Constantin. Traduit de l'Anglois de Laurent Echard. Tome Premier contenant l'Histoire de la République Romaine, depuis l'an de Rome I jusqu'en 535. Nouvelle Edition, revue & corrigée

      Chez Zacharie Chatelain & Fils - Amsterdam, 1754. Francese 0,4 Volume della metà del '700 in 12°, stato discreto, coperta in pelle, dorso con cinque nervi, caselle con ricche decorazioni floreali e caratteri incisi in oro, diversi segni del tempo, legatura poco allentata, tagli, decorati in verde, leggermente bruniti, pagine anch'esse lievemente brunite, con marginalia. Su frontespizio delicata marca tipografica incisa in nero. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Eleganti testatine, capilettera cornice tipografiche e finalini ne arricchiscono la veste tipografica.Tomo Primo della collana HIstoire Romaine, depuit la Fondation de Rome, jusqu'à la Translation de l'Empire par Constantin. Nuova edizione, rivista e corretta. USATO

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        The Rod, a Poem. In Three Cantos

      Oxford: Printed by W. Jackson, 1754. First edition. Engraved frontispiece of "An Ass in the Greek Pallium Teaching", by James Green. 7, [1], 46 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Disbound. Stabholes, remnants of original plain brown wrappers present. Frontispiece with some marginal paper flaws; some old dampstaining and soiling. First edition. Engraved frontispiece of "An Ass in the Greek Pallium Teaching", by James Green. 7, [1], 46 pp. 1 vols. 4to. The English Vice Castigated. A tree there is, such was Apollo's will; That grows uncultur'd on the Muses' hill, It's type in heav'n the blest immortals know, There call'd the Tree of Science, Birch below. A mock epic satire on the use of punishment by educators. As the author notes in his Advertisement, "my Design is plainly to recommend with Pleasantry and good Temper a more mild and amiable carriage to our Preceptors." The author evidently was one of Pope's assistants on the Odyssey. ESTC T2150

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        Serious reflections on the dangerous tendency of the common practice of card-playing; especially of the game of All-Fours, as it hath been publickly play'd at Oxford, in this present year of our Lord, MDCCLIV. In a letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his friend Abraham Mixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple.

      London: W. Owen 1754 - 8vo., 24pp., well bound in modern boards with morocco labels on both upper cover and spine, lettered in gilt. First edition: scarce, although, not surprisingly, ESTC shows many copies in Oxford libraries. Jessel 1517 (commenting that this is 'an amusing political skit'). This was written in response to the overwhelming popularity of card-playing brought about by the marketing of Edmond Hoyle's prolific publications on card games, including whist, brag and quadrille. The author's view was that any man had a right to do what he liked with his money - however careless, irresponsible or risky such investments might be. 'For my part,' he writes, 'I have always look'd upon a gaming-house in no other light than as an office of conveyancing, where gentlemen may go, and transact business of this sort, without the forms and incumbrances of the law, and (as you will allow) with as little danger of being cheated, as in the more regular, and legitimate method. But gaming may subsist very well without card-playing, as they have not the least necessary dependence on, or connection with each other. Gaming is nothing but the hazarding a sum of money, on the decision of any dubious question, which is frequently call'd betting .'. So the author uses card-playing and gambling as a metaphor for political machinations - Kings, Queen, Knaves and the rest. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schriften 9 Bde. Das Nutzbareste aus denen gesamten Erbaulichen Schrifften des seligen Hrn. D. Martini Lutheri in Umständlichen Auszügen Alles dessen, was darinnen zur Erbauung dienlich seyn kan, sorgfältig zusammen getragen, mit nöthigen und nützlichen Registern versehen, Und nebst einer Vorrede auch denen gemeinen und armen Leuten zum besten dem Druck übergeben von Benjamin Lindnern.

      Saalfeld und Leipzig, Johann Michael Teubner, 1752-1754. - 2. Aufl. 9 Bde. Kl. 8°. Zs. ca. 13000 S. Mit 1 Titelkupfer Porträt Luthers und mehreren gleichen Textkupfern. Titelblatt in rot/ schwarz. Ganzleder der Zeit auf Bünde gebunden. Einbände berieben, tlw. Wurmlöchlein, bzw. kleine Fehlstellen. 1 T. mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Insgesamt Gutes Exemplar! Benjamin Lindner *1694- 1754. Hof-Prediger, Superintendent und Pastor in Salfeld. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Obeliscus Musicus ... XVI Offertoria solemnia ... a 4 Vocibus, Soprano, Alto, Tenore, Basso, II Violinis, Viola & Organo neces. nec non 2 Tromb. ad libit ... Opus II. Contra-Basso.

      Fribourg, Hautt 1754. Tit., 26 S. in Notendruck. - II.: Haas, Ildefons: XV. Offertoria Pro Omni Die Ac Festo Per Annum Cum Vocibus Et Instrumentis Consuetis. Violoncello. Opus II. Augsburg, Lotter 1766. Tit., 48 S. in Notendruck. - III. Kobrich, Johann Anton: Septem Claves Musicae aperientes Venationem Sabbathinam B. V. Mariae per VII. Lytanias Lauretanas Rurales .... Opus XVI. Violincello. Augsburg, Lotter 1756. Tit., 22 S. in Notendruck. HLdr. d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Deckelschild. 33 x 21 cm. I.: ADB XXI, 630. - Der Luzerner Organist Meyer von Schauensee (1720-1789) gilt als Komponist der Vorklassik und Klassik. - II. Der Benediktinermönch und Kirchenmusiker Ildefons Haas (1735-1791) galt als der beste Violinist und Kirchenkomponist im süddeutschen Raum. - III. Der Organist und Komponist Johann Joseph Anton Bernhard Kobrich (1714-1791 wirkte an der Landsberger Stadtpfarrkirche; seine musikalischen Werke erreichten eine hohe Verbreitung in Mittel- und Osteuropa. - Gering berieben. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Le spectacle de la nature, ou entretiens sur les particularites de l'histoire naturelle, qui ont paru les plus propres arendre les Jeunes-Gens curieux, & a leur former l'esprit.

      Paris: Freres Estienne, 1754-55. Hardcover. Very good. 8 vols. in 9. xxiii, 560, [2]; 468; 576; 621; 596, [3]; 601, [3]; 555, [5]; 436, [2]; 388, [3] p.17.5 cm full leather bindings with gilt on spines. Marbled paper edges and endpapers. Frontispiece engravings in all nine volumes. Numerous single page and foldout plates throughout all volumes. 20 plates in volume one alone. Ex-library with small labels and bookplates on endpapers. Leather shows wear with bumps and small tears to corners and edges. Tear along hinges of vol. 4. Diagonal cut through spine leather of vol. 3. Pages clean. Text unmarked. A collection of the various sciences studied in the 18th century inclduing: agriculture, architecture, astronomy, botany, geology, geometry, mathematics, physics, and zoology.

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        Samlung von merkwürdigen Lebensbeschreibungen größten Theils aus der britannischen Biographie.

      Halle: Johann Jußinus Gebauer, 1754, 1755, 1757, 1759, 1762, 1769, 1770. Hardcover. Very good. GERMAN LANGUAGE TEXT. 10 vols. Vol 1: 870, [10]p; Vol 2: [20], 956p; Vol 3 [16], 888p; Vol 4: [4], 608p; Vol 5: [12], 879p; Vol 6: [8], 756p; Vol 7: [8], 758, [22]p; Vol 8: [8], 724p; Vol 9: [10], 708p; Vol 10: [14]; 704p. 20 cm. Vol. 1 bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt on spine. Frontispiece portrait of a biographical subject in 6 out of 10 volumes. No frontispiece in Vols 1, 8, 9, or 10. . Vols. 2-9 are in half-vellum with impressing on spine and marbled endpapers with frontispiece portrait engravings. German language text. Ex-library with labels on front pastedown endpapers. Pages are clean and text clear. Bindings show wear from age. Library sticker on spine of vol. 1. with visible wear to leather. Scuffing and soiling to the vellum bindings. Actual binding secure. Very good reading copies. Sold "as is" and subject to additional shipping due to weight. Volumes I-IV of this collection of British biographies were written in German by Siegmund Jakob Baumgarten (1706-1757), a German theologian and author. The remaining seven volumes were completed by his disciple Johann, Salomon Semler after Baumgarten's death.

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        Allgemeine Historie der Natur nach allen ihren besondern Theilen abgehandelt; nebst einer Beschreibung der Naturalienkammer . des Königs von Frankreich. Band 1 in zwei Teilen und 2 in zwei Teilen, zusammen 4 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      Hamburg u. Leipzig, Grund und Holle, 1750-, 1754. - 4°, circa 25,5 x 19,8 cm. XXVIII SS., 1 Bl., 318 SS., 6 Bll.; 288 SS., 5 Bll., mit 2 gest. Titelvignetten, mehreren gest. Textvign., 10 Kupfertafeln und 2 gest. Faltkarten - 9 Bll., 314 SS., 6 Bll.; 6 Bll., 278 SS., 7 Bll., mit 2 gest. Titel- u. 2 Textvign., 23 Kupfertafeln Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Schließen "Nissen, ZBI 709; Fromm 4272. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe in der Übersetzung von Zink, Kastner u.a. Eine Vorrede von Albrecht von Haller leitet die Teile I,1, I,2 und II,1 ein. Enthalten ist im ersten Band u. a. "Von der Art, die Historie der Natur zu erlernen", "Beweise der Theorie der Erde", "Verglichung der Thiere und Pflanzen", "Naturgeschichte des Menschen". Die beiden Faltkarten zeigen Süd und Nord-Amerika sowie die alte Welt (Europa, Asien und Afrika). Der zweite Band enthält im ersten Teil die Beschreibung der Naturalienkammer des Königs und dann eine Abhandlung über Menschenrassen, der zweite Teil beginnt mit den Säugetieren und beschreibt das Pferd, den Esel, den Ochsen etc. - Von der deutschen Ausgabe erschienen bis 1784 insgesamt 11 Bände, die weitaus seltener sind als die französische Ausgabe und wegen des ungewöhnlich langen Erscheinungsprozesses über 34 Jahre fast nie vollständig anzutreffen sind. Die vorliegenden 4 Teile sind in sich abgeschlossen. - Eine zeitgenössische Hand vermerkte auf dem ersten Vorsatz: "Ein kostbares Werk. Nur schade, dass die weiter folgenden Theile ausser dem zweiten nicht beigeschafft wurden, weil es zu kostspielig war". - Papierbedingt gebräunt und stockig, Titel und Vorsätze mit kleinen alten Vermerken, wenig berieben. - Sehr schöne, dekorative Bände. " [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Arte magica annichilata Libri tre Con un'appendice

      Verona: Per Antonio Andreoni, 1754. First Edition. Hardcover. Three books in one. [10], 328, [6]pp. Contemporary half mottled calf over marbled boards, spine decorated in gold and with calf label lettered in gold. With the original silk bookmark. The third treatise by the Marquis Maffei dedicated to debunking the magical arts. With sections on witchcraft, pacts with the devil, magic in ancient Greece and ancient Rome, the bible, and more. Light wear to extremities, a few scuffs and light rubbing to covers, small, old dampstain affecting the lower edge of the last few leaves, tiny tear to front free endpaper. Internally clean with no foxing. A very good copy. In the Italian language. Graesse IV.334. Graesse, Bibliotheca magica et pneumatica, p. 59. ; Quarto.

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        A Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren among the Delaware and Mohegan Indians, From its Commencement in the year 1740 to the Close of the Year 1808

      xii+[17]+429 page with engraved frontispiece portrait, errata leaf. Octavo (8 3/8" x 5 3/8") Bound in contemporary leather with gilt lettering to spine. (Field 678; Howes H392; Sabin 31205) First edition. John Heckewelder was born in Bedford, England and came to Pennsylvania in 1754. After finishing his education, he was apprenticed to a cooper. Following a visit to Ohio with Christian F. Post, a colonial agent, in 1762 he began temporary employment in the Moravian missions at Friedenshütten and Sheshequin, Pennsylvania. In 1771, he entered upon his actual career as an evangelist to the Indians, being appointed assistant to David Zeisberger, in Ohio, where he remained for fifteen years. In 1792, at the request of the Secretary of War, he accompanied Gen. Rufus Putnam to Post Vincennes to treat with the Indians. In 1793 he was again commissioned to assist at a treaty with the Indians of the lakes. In his book, Heckewelder explained the beliefs of the Delaware (Lenape), that the creator "made the Earth and all that it contains for the common good of mankind; when he stocked the country that he gave them with plenty of game, it was not for the benefit of a few, but of all; everything was given in common to the sons of men. Whatever liveth on the land, whatsoever groweth out of the Earth, and all that is in the rivers and waters was given jointly to all and everyone is entitled to his share. From this principle hospitality flows as from its source."[1] Between 1797 and 1800 he remained mainly in Ohio, and was for a time in the civil service, being a postmaster, a justice of the peace, and an associate justice of the court of common pleas. He settled at Gnadenhütten, Ohio, in 1801, and devoted himself to the duties of his agency. In 1810 he resigned and engaged in literary pursuits in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, until his death. Heckewelder studied the languages, manners, and customs of American Indians, particularly the Delawares. While a member of the American Philosophical Society, at Philadelphia, several of his contributions were published in their transactions. He also published Account of the History, Manners, and Customs of the Indian Nations who once inhabited Pennsylvania and the Neighboring States (Philadelphia, 1818; German translation, Göttingen, 1821; French translation, Paris. 1822); Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren among the Delawares and Mohegan Indians (Philadelphia, 1820); and a collection of Names which the Lenni Lenape or Delaware Indians gave to Rivers, Streams, and Localities within the States of Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia, with their Signification (1822). Many of his manuscripts are in the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.Condition:Ink name of Wm D Morgan to top of title page; inscription regards his ownership at top of p [17] (slightly shaved); old ink note regarding Morgan, and the book, laid in. Covers rubbed, front joint professionally repaired; some foxing and darkening to contents, bookplate, else very good.

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        Traité du calcul intégral, pour servir de suite à l'analyse des infiniments-petits de M. le Marquis de l'Hôpital

      Paris: H.L. Guerin and L.F. Delatour, 1754. In fine crisp condition.. Two volumes, quarto, with three folding plates;in contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments with floral motifs, double labels, marbled endpapers and edges. The explorer Louis de Bougainville's first published work, and a milestone in his life. Few explorers could claim such a heady start to their careers.This quite precocious publication - Bougainville was in his early twenties when he completed the first volume - would kick-start his career and bring him wide recognition. By the time he completed the work with its second volume in 1756 he was already serving as secretary to the French ambassador in London, and was soon elected a member of the Royal Society, an unusual distinction for such a young foreigner. A great change of direction then occurred with his distinguished military and then naval careers, and his first voyage to the Falkland Islands; this was followed in 1766 by his most famous achievement, his circumnavigation, the first such French voyage, in the course of which only the Great Barrier Reef prevented his landing on Australian soil. He had specifically set out to reach "New Holland" by running west from Quiros's "Espiritu Santo", but turned away from the barrier presented by the Reef, heading north and coasting New Guinea.From the early 1750s Bougainville had studied under the mathematician and Enlightenment figure Jean le Rond d'Alembert, one of the editors of the Encyclopédie. The Traité du calcul integral, one of the earliest complete treatises on the integral calculus, reflects the influence of d'Alembert and follows on the work of l'Hôpital half a century earlier who had dealt with the infinitesimal calculus and had brought differential notation into general use in Europe. 'La plus grande partie des découvertes en ce genre (le calcul intégral) faites jusqu'au milieu de ce siècle (XVIIIème siècle) a été exposée par le cit. de Bougainville, dans son Traité du calcul intégral pour servir de suite à l'analyse des infiniment petits du marquis de l'Hôpital. La méthode et la clarté qui règnent dans cet ouvrage le rendront toujours précieux?' (Montucla, III p. 137).

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        GRAECORUM CHIRURGICI LIBRI.

      Florentiae, ex Typographio Imperiali, 1754. In-4 gr. (mm. 360x252), mz. pelle coeva, filetti e tit. oro al dorso, pp. XIX,173, frontespizio in rosso e nero, testo in latino e greco, con 1 tav. inc. in rame f.t. che riporta “Specimina scripturae Codicis Nicetae in Bibliotheca Medicea”. "Edizione originale". Interessante raccolta di testi di ortopedia, che rivelano una straordinaria conoscenza della struttura anatomica soprattutto nella composizione ossea, a cura dell’importante medico e letterato toscano Antonio Cocchi (1695-1758). Vi figurano: “Nicetae collectio artis chirurgicae et plurium veterum medicorum libris.. exscripsit ex membranis Mediceis Florentini - Sorani Ephesii De Signis fracturarum - Oribasii Pergameni Collectionis Medicinalis, septuaginta librorum, quadragesimus sextus De Fracturis; quadragesimus septimus De Articulis excidentibus”. Cfr. Brunet,II,1687: “Très belle édition” - Wellcome,II, p. 363. Esemplare marginoso, su carta distinta, ben conservato. .

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        Dissertationes Excerptae ex Commentario Literali in Omnes Novi Testamenti. Five Volumes in Two.

      Tyrnau: Typis Academicis Societatis Jesu., 1754-1755.. First Edition, First Printing. First edition. 12mo. Five Volumes in Two; contemporary half calf over decorated paste boards, the spines ruled and titled in gilt on labels, all page edges dyed red. 268 + 264 pp (Books One and Two in the first Volume); 276 + 235 + 176 (Books Three, Four and Five in the Second Volume). Title page of the first book printed in red & black. Ancient paper labels at head of spine panels with library numbers, a paper label over the gilt title label on the first volume with the numerals in ink atop the gilt, evidence of paper labels removed from near the spine feet, with some loss to the leather of Vol 2; Overall the bindings are sound and in excellent condition, the text is crisp and clean. An excellent set, all things considered.

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        PHYSICAE GENERALIS METHODO MATHEMATICA TRACTATAE [COMPLETE IN 3 VOLS]

      Brescia: Giovanni Battista Bossini,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1754-56-57. Hardcover. 12 folding engraved plates. Xxviii, 576; [8], xxxii, 704; xxviii, 750 pages, including half-titles. 3 large volumes. 4to, 256x199 mm, modern 1/4 calf gilt with leather lettering pieces; scattered foxing, partial light dampstaining through most of Volumes 2 and 3 yet leaves appear clean and are bright with dark printing. NOTES; first edition. Riccardi II, 430.; 17 .

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        Poems on several Occasions.

      Printed by Hamilton, Balfour and Neill., Edinburgh 1754 - [bound with:] SPENCE, [Joseph]. An Account of the Life, Character, and Poems of Mr. Blacklock; Student of Philosophy, in the University of Edinburgh. London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1754, pp. 61, [3], including 3 final pages of advertisements; woodcut ornaments.[and:] [BLACKLOCK, Thomas]. Advice to the Ladies. A Satyr. [Edinburgh?]: Printed in the Year 1754, pp. 16.3 works bound together, 8vo (196 × 125 mm); contemporary Scottish spotted calf, spine gilt in compartments; rubbed, joints cracked and worn with some loss at heads of each; early inscription to initial blank leaf 'Dr Thomas Blacklocks poems' with an erasure below.First editions of three contemporary works. The blind Scots poet Blacklock had lost his sight through smallpox in infancy, but later rose to prominence in Edinburgh, enjoying the patronage of David Hume and company of Robert Burns. He met both Johnson and Boswell, and was something of a mentor to a young Walter Scott.The third item here, the 16-page Advice to the Ladies, seems to be the poet's rarest work. It appeared anonymously and is still not attributed to Blacklock by ESTC (which locates 6 copies) but is generally accepted as his, a fact underlined by its presence in this small collection. The Oxford DNB notes that while Blacklock wrote many satires throughout his life, they were usually consigned to the flames. This is a rare exception, published during his lifetime.Some of Blacklock's poems were published as a collection as early as 1746, but the Poems on Several Occasions is the text that was most often reprinted. The Life, by Spence, the Oxford's Professor of Poetry is uncommon in the original, separate issue found here. 8vo (195 × 118 mm), pp. xvi, 181, [1], with half-title. [ESTC lists copies of Advice to the Ladies at Bodley, Mitchell Library (Glasgow), Cornell, Library Company of Philadelphia, Newberry and Yale.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vita del glorioso San Lugano. Fu il Primo Vescovo di Cividal di Belluno è traslato in Presenone e con la vita della beata Vazza sua discepola scritta dal Reverendo Padre D. Pietro Bon Rossetti.

      In Venezia M D CCLIV, con licenza superiori, 1754, - in-8vo, 32 p. (inclus le faux-titre /au verso le frontispice, gravure sur bois, du Saint Lugano Vescovo - le titre avec vignette gravée /verso blanc - p. 5 à 30 ( en-tête gravé et lettrine - p 31: Orazione al Santo Protettore - p. 32 Oremus , il fine., opuscule bruni, avec taches, mais complet, cartonnage original muet (avec taches). Très rare. San Lugano, ou Lucano (début du Ve siècle) est également appelé l?Apôtre des Dolomites, car plusieurs localités de cette région portent son nom et plusieurs églises lui ont été consacrées. Le culte de cet évêque de Saboina (aujourd?hui Chiusa, Trentin - Tyrol du Sud) étroitement lié aux vallées des Alpes Orientales, rend cet opuscule très intéressant pour tous ceux qui s?intéressent à cette région.Il paraît que sous le pontificat de Célestin Ier (422-432), pendant une famine, il permit à ses fidèles de consommer des produits laitiers en période de Carême. Dénoncé au pape, il complit plusieurs miracles qui effacèrent toute critique envers sa conduite. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. KvK -; Bibliografia bellunese: Venezia 1890 n° 334 (notre éd. de Venise de 1754, 32 p.), qui ajoute que ce livre fut réimprimé en 1800 à Belluno, par la typographie Tissi, 32 p. in-16. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tractat von den Ranunkeln worinnen nebst andern physischen Wahrnehmungen auch zum Feldbau und zur Gärtnerey gehörige nützliche Anmerkungen vorkommen. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von D.G.L.H.Nuremberg, Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1754. 8vo. With the title-page and the engraved frontispiece printed in red, and 6 folding engraved plates coloured by a contemporary hand. Later grey paper boards.

      Cat. Lindley Libr., p. 10; Hunt 526 note; Nissen, BBI supplement 45nb; VD18 10529144. First edition of the German translation of a book on ranunculi by the French priest and botanist Jean Paul Rome d'Ardène, translated into German by G.L. Huth. Ranunculus is a genus of toxic flowering plants, including buttercups, spearworts and water crowfoots. It is divided into two parts. The first (pp. 1-39) deals with the history of ranunculi, how they got their name and where they originated, and gives a description of the physical appearance of the plant. The second part (pp. 40-450) deals in great depth with its cultivation, commenting on the perfect soil, how and when to water them and place them in sunlight, how to get rid of aphids and plant diseases, etc., followed by descriptions of the folding engraved plates and an index. One plate depicts the roots of the ranunculus, the others show different types of flowers, all coloured by a contemporary hand.A small hole in the frontispiece and title-page, a tear in 2 of the folding engraved plates, 1 slightly affecting the image, both restored, 2 plates slightly frayed along the margins, and some occasional minor foxing in the text leaves. Binding slightly rubbed and soiled. Overall in good condition.

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        Mélanges philosophiques

      Elie Luzac, fils 1754 - - Elie Luzac, fils, à Leyde 1754, in-12 (10x16,5cm), x, 462pp. et (4) 422pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale collective. Un portrait au frontispice et une vignette de titre répétée. Reliures en plein veau brun d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre de maroquin rouge, et de tomaison de basane noire. Coiffes élimées. Mors fendus en tête sur 1cm. Coins très émoussés. Feuillets préliminaires brunis. Bon exemplaire. Homme de lettres et philosophe allemand, directeur de la classe de philsophie de l'Académie de Berlin, entre autre charges qu'il occupa, Formey (1711-1797 )a laissé de nombreux écrits à caractère philosophique dont certains sont rassemblés dans ce recueil. Il eut une grande réputation et ses ouvrages furent toujours bien accueillis, en témoigne son abondante correspondance avec tous les lettrés d'Europe. On distinguera dans cette édition collective : Réflexions sur la liberté ; Essai sur le sommeil ; Essai sur les songes ; Dissertation sur le meurtre volontaire de soi-même ; Recherches sur les éléments de la matière ; Considérations sur les éléments des corps ; Système du vrai bonheur ; La logique des vraisemblances ; Deux lettres sur l'éternité des peines, etc. Nombre de ces mémoires parurent dans les Mémoires de l'Académie de Berlin. En France, il fut très proche de Maupertuis et ennemi de Voltaire et en général des libres penseurs, bien qu'il collabora à l'Encyclopédie. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Collective Edition. Binders full calf antique brown. Back with nerves decorated. As pieces of red leather and black sheepskin volume number. Headdresses threadbare. Mors split head 1cm. Coins very blunt. Preliminary browned leaves. Good copy. x, 462pp. et (4) 422pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abrégé des Commentaires de M. de Folard, sur l'Histoire de Polybe. (les arts de la guerre et de la défense) Par M*** (le comte de Chabot) Mestre de Camp de Cavalerie. En 3 volumes.

      Paris, Veuve Gandouin, Giffart, David l'Aîné, Jombert, Durand, 1754, - in-4to, partiel à 2 col., cachet et envoi ms. sur les titres et à qqs autres endroits, exlibris héraldique ?le chevr. Dampoigné? à l'ntérieur des plats, cachets sur faux-titres et à qqs autres endroits, reliures en cuir marbré, dos à nerfs avec pièce de titre rouge-brune, dos richement ornés en or, plats encadrés de triple filets dorés (partiel. passé), dentelle à l'intér. des plats, frotté et griffé, extremités des coiffes supér. arrachées, pet. endomm. aux coiffes infér., nerfs, et bords, fentes en bas des charnières du premier vol., pet. trace de vers dans une charnière, tranches rouges. Exemplaire complet de la version abrégée sur "les arts de la guerre et de la défense", richement illustrée de 113 planches gravées et dépliantes dont 4 cartes et 1 plan (de Cremone), les autres représentant des stratégies, des ordres de batailles, et des instruments militaires de l'Antiquité. Avec index général des trois volumes. Les cartes représentent: Sicilia antiqua / Hellas sive Graecia propria / Regiones Italiae / Marche d'Annibal dans les Alpes.Cet abrégé contient le fameux «Traité de la colonne» (47 pages, prélim. du vol. 1), et le «Traité de l'attaque et de la défense des places des Anciens» (pages 17Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barbier I/39e; Quérard II/110, III/148 et VII/254.

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        Leçons de physique expérimentale. En 6 volumes.

      Amsterdam et Leipzig, Chez Arkste?e & Merkus, 1754 - ?56 - ?64, - in-8°, richement illustré de 1 frontispice gravée + 136 gravures repliées, l?exemplaire de ce traité détaillé est composé de divers éditions, reliures en demi-veau d'époque, usées, dos avec pièce de titre et de tomaison (tome 6 reliure en plein veau, dos richement orné). Collation compl.: Volume 1: Frontispice + 1 f. + LIV + 1 f. (avis au relieur) + 372 p. + 4 ff. + 39 planches dépl. / Vol. 2: 2 ff. + 476 p. + 4 ff. + 20 pl. dépl. / Vol. 3: 2 ff. + 502 p. + 7 ff. + 19 pl. dépl. / Vol. 4: 2 ff. + 1 f. (avis) + 535 p. + 14 pl. dépl. / Vol. 5: 2 ff. + 566 p. + 1 f. (errata) + 24 pl. dépl. / vol. 6: (rel. diff.) IV + 527 p. + 20 pl. dépl. (1 pl. avec déchirure, sans perte).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Rogg 241; Poggendorff II/295; Dictionary of Scientific Biography X/145; Mottelay p. 182. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prospetto della prima macchina del fuoco in cui: fingesi che Venere abbandoni la sua Regia di Cipro colla present presente Machina e si trasferisca in un colle fatta la suddetta Machina per ordine di Sua Ecc.za il Sig. P.npe D. Fabrizio Colonna

      1754 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1754. Da un soggetto di Paolo Posi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, qualche strappo restaurato, una macchia nell'angolo superiore destro, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was

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        Plan d'une Maison d'association, dans laquelle au moyen d'une somme très-modique chaque Associé s'assurera dans l'état de maladie toutes les sortes de secours qu'on peut désirer.

      - S.l.n.d. [1754]. In-4, plein cartonnage marbré à la Bradel (papier ancien, rel. Devauchelle), pièce de titre de veau bronze, 15, (1) p. Edition originale. Magistrat à la Chambre des Comptes et philanthrope, Piarron de Chamousset (1717-1773) est cité parmi les principaux précurseurs de la sécurité sociale et des systèmes assuranciels de santé. Admiré par Voltaire et Rousseau, il consacra sa vie et sa fortune à l'amélioration des hôpitaux et des institutions d'assistance, ainsi qu'à l'élaboration de projets qui s'avéreront prophétiques. Ce "Plan" est le premier des projets qu’il rendit public. Il propose des associations de secours mutuels fondées sur un dispositif assuranciel où chaque travailleur ("associé"), de toutes conditions et moyennant une cotisation mensuelle proportionnelle à ses revenus, s'assurerait au besoin d’un secours médical de qualité, le même pour tous. Il soumet également son projet de maisons de soins ("maisons d'association") proche des hôpitaux modernes: bâtiments spacieux et aérés, lits individuels, administration élective, pharmacie générale centralisée, hiérarchisation du personnel soignant: des meilleurs médecins français appelés à visiter les malades périodiquement, aux étudiants - ces derniers logés et nourris – jusqu’aux infirmiers, valorisation de la chirurgie, surveillance de l’évolution de la santé des patients dans le temps, constitution d’archives médicales, etc. (Conlon, ‘Siècle des Lumières’, 54:941. INED, 3573). Très bon exemplaire, frais, bien relié. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Heures Nouvelles Contenant Le Petit Office... Dedies a Tres illustre, Tres Populaire et ttres Vertueuse Dame La Duchesse D'Aiguillon Par Son Tres Humble... Serviteur Claude Gaignol

      (12.5x19cm) [8] ff 118 [2] Eighteenth century devotional manuscript dedicated to the Duchesse D'Aiguillon, Louise-Felicite de Brehan, who became Duchess when her husband the General and later Secretary of State for War, Emmanuel-Armand De Vignerot Plessis, assumed the Dukedom in 1750. Bound in crimson sheepskin with elaborate gilt decoration and all edges gilt, old adhesive marks to the upper cover; pink silk endpapers with an eighteenth century manuscript bookplate of 'Pelzi Delvev[?]' and on the following blank the armorial bookplate of the early nineteenth century collector Henri-Auguste Brolemann of Lyon (collection dispersed Sotheby's 1926 - later sold at Christies, 22 June 1983, Lot 145). The manuscript is written recto and verso on Dutch 'Blauw' watermarked paper with half a dozen engravings by Claude Duflos after Charles Le Brun tipped in. Written in a mixture of black, blue and gold for initial words, the manuscript is in French and Latin, foliated throughout with each page of text contained within a double ruled panel. The text concludes with a two page Table. This example of a manuscript books of hours is relatively late but conforms to the eighteenth century pattern of dedicating the book to a prominent figure. In this case the Duchesse D'Aiguillon was just reaching the zenith of her influence at the court of Louis XV despite the hostility between her husband and the King who had contrived to steal the young Plessis' lover Marie Anne by sending the young man off on a series of designedly lethal military adventures. Fortunately for the future Duchesse the young man survived the ideal and had a distinguished career which culminated in his assuming the role of Foreign Secretary.

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden, und einen vollständigen Begriff von der neuern Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte machen; Worinnen der wirkliche Zustand aller Nationen vorgestellet, und das Merkwürdigste, Nützlichste und Wahrhaftigste in Europa, Asia, Africa und America, in Ansehung ihrer verschiedenen Reiche und Länder; deren Lage, Größe, Grenzen, Eintheilungen, Himmelsgegenden, Erdreichs, Früchte, Thiere, Flüsse, Seen, Gebirge, großen und kleinen Städte, Häfen, Gebäude, u.s.w. wie auch der Sitten und Gebräuche, der Einwohner, ihrer Religion, Regierungsart, Künste und Wissenschaften, Handlung und Manufacturen, enthalten ist; Mit nöthigen Landkarten nach den neuesten und richtigsten astronomischen Wahrnehmungen ... Durch eine Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer im Englischen zusammen getragen. Zwölfter Band.

      Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus, 1754. Gr.-8°. Titel + 4 n.n. Bll. + 740 S. + 15 n.n. Bll. OLd. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. Mit allen 26 Beilagen (Karten bzw. Tafeln). Einer von 21 Bänden. Apart. - R. m. größeren Fehlstellen im Leder, berieben, stockfleckig bzw. fleckig, stärkere Gbrsp., V. m. Fehlstellen, Besitzeintrag a. fl. V., einige Einrisse. - Behandelt die \"Reisen nach Ostindien durch Südwest\", \"Reisen nach den Südländern\", \"Irrende Reisen ...\": Siam, Ostindien, magellanische Straße, Straße des le Maire, China, Insel Timor, Batavia u. a. - Schwabe, (1714 - 1784), war nach dem Studium der Theologie in Leipzig zunächst Privatlehrer und Hofmeister, seit 1750 Kustos der Universitätsbibliothek. 1765 wurde er a.o.Prof. der Philosophie an der Univ. Leipzig. Der überzeugte Anhänger von Gottscheds poetischen Lehren war einer der vielseitigsten Übersetzer, Herausgeber und Publizisten der deutschen Aufklärung. Er übersetzte Werke von Voltaire und Swift, ferner pädagogische, geographische und naturwissenschaftliche Schriften und publizierte 1747 eine Neuausgabe von Daniel Georg Morhofs Polyhistor. Für Gottscheds unvollendete Literaturgeschichte bearbeitete er das Kapitel über den Roman. Als Herausgeber der \"Belustigungen des Verstandes und des Witzes\" bot er ein Forum für kritische Beiträge von Karl Christian Gärtner, Johann Adolf und Johann Elias Schlegel, Christian Fürchtegott Gellert und Friedrich Wilhelm Zachariae. (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

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        Paradise Lost. A Poem. in Twelve Books

      London: Printed for T. Thompson, et. al, 1754. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 12 engraved plates. [xvi], 328pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Contemporary calf, lower board missing; front cover, frontispiece and title page detached. Inside front cover bears the wood-engraved bookplate reading "JANE POLLARD" within an ornamental border, beneath which in the ms. number "No. 75"; signed "Jane Pollard's Book" above the bookplate; and, above her name, signed by her father "Willm. Poll". Engraved frontispiece portrait and 12 engraved plates. [xvi], 328pp. 1 vols. 16mo. From the Library of Jane Pollard - Dorothy Wordsworth's Friend. With the highly interesting provenance of the intimate friend and correspondent of Dorothy Wordsworth, JANE POLLARD (later Marshall) whom Dorothy knew from her childhood in Halifax, where Dorothy lived for a time with her mother's cousin, Elizabeth Threlkind, after her mother's death. Newly deprived from her mother, her father and her brothers, the friendship of Jane Pollard must have meant much to her, for it would last a lifetime, and there are many letters to her in published collections A marvelous Wordsworth association.

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        A New Treatise on the Diseases of Horses, wherein what is necessary to the Knowledge of a Horse, the Cure of his Diseases?are fully discussed?

      A. Millar, London 1754 - The Second Edition, corrected. Frontispiece and 31 full-page engraved plates. 2 vols. 8vo. Very dubious about description as it matches a sold copy exactly. Smith 2:11-19 Contemporary pebbled calf, neatly rebacked. Fine crisp copy Frontispiece and 31 full-page engraved plates. 2 vols. 8vo

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        Elementi dell'arte nautica del padre Pezenas della Compagnia di Gesù Professore Reale d'Idrografia a Marsilia. Traduzione dal francese

      Livorno, Santini, 1754. In 8°, piena perg. coeva, nervi, pp. 157. Edizione originale. Raro trattato di nautica corredato da 6 tavv. f.t. incise su rame e più volte pieg. Bella vignetta inc. in rame al front. Il padre gesuita Esprit Pezenas (1692 - 1776) fu astronomo, matematico, professore di idrografia e direttore dell'Osservatorio di Marsiglia. Lievissimi marginali segni d'uso agli angoli della leg. peraltro bella copia marginosa.

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        Etat du régiment des Gardes françoises par rang de Compagnie & suivant l'ancienneté de Messieurs les Officiers & Sergens.

      Paris, chez G. Lamesle, May 1754, in 16, de 70pp. et ff. blancs in fine, pl. maroquin rouge époque, dos orné de fleurs de lys, triple filet dorés sur les plats, tr. dorées, coiffe sup. et deux coins lég. usés. Exemplaire annoté contenant les pensions allouées en face de chaque nom, et 7 pages manuscrites avec la récapitulation des gratifications, les pensions d'apointé, les pensions sur l'Ordre de St Louis, les pensions sur le trésor royal, la distribution des revenus avec bon de logements en 1754. Intéressant exemplaire relié en maroquin. Les Gardes-Françaises furent créés en 1563 pour assurer la garde du roi Charles IX. Leur nom vient de ce qu'ils étaient français, à la différence des autres unités comme la garde écossaise et la garde suisse. Il s'agissait d'un corps d'élite, rattaché à la maison militaire du roi. Ils assuraient conjointement avec les gardes suisses la garde de l'extérieur des palais royaux. Les Gardes-Françaises avaient le pas sur toutes les autres unités d'infanterie. Ralliés massivement à la Révolution, les gardes-françaises constituent le noyau de la Garde Nationale naissante. ¶ D'après le cat. CCFR le premier Etat de ce type semble dater de 1751.

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        Anweisung zur körperlichen Beredsamkeit.

      8. 12 Bl., 350 S., 1 weißes Bl., Marmor. Ppbd. d. Zt. Erstausgabe dieses seltenen Werkes über körperlichen Beredsamkeit, welches sich ausführlich mit der Ton- und Gebärdensprache beschäftigt. - Der Verfasser, ein sehr geschickter Violinspieler, wurde zu Prag 1754 geboren. Nach den philosophischen Studien trat er in den Prämonstratenserorden in Strahow ein. Er dirigierte die Kirchenmusik bei St. Benedikt und schrieb einige Kompositionen für diesen Chor. Mika war Professor der Pastoraltheologie und der körperlichen Beredsamkeit auf der Prager Universität. - Einband lichtrandig. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. -

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        The Rod, a Poem. In Three Cantos

      Oxford: Printed by W. Jackson, 1754. First edition. Engraved frontispiece of "An Ass in the Greek Pallium Teaching", by James Green. 7, [1], 46 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Disbound. Stabholes, remnants of original plain brown wrappers present. Frontispiece with some marginal paper flaws; some old dampstaining and soiling. First edition. Engraved frontispiece of "An Ass in the Greek Pallium Teaching", by James Green. 7, [1], 46 pp. 1 vols. 4to. The English Vice Castigated. A tree there is, such was Apollo's will;That grows uncultur'd on the Muses' hill, It's type in heav'n the blest immortals know,There call'd the Tree of Science, Birch below.A mock epic satire on the use of punishment by educators. As the author notes in his Advertisement, "my Design is plainly to recommend with Pleasantry and good Temper a more mild and amiable carriage to our Preceptors." The author evidently was one of Pope's assistants on the Odyssey. ESTC T2150

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        Vollständige ExperimentalOeconomie über das vegetabilische, animalische und mineralische Reich;

      Jena, Johann Wilhelm Hartung, 1754. - Das ist: völlige Haushaltungs- und LandWirtschaftsKunst .Mit 6 gefalteten Tabellen, 1 gefalteten Plan, einigen Textholzschnitten, XXXVI, 880 Seiten (Seite 880 mit der Paginierung „880 bis 1104" – so komplett !), Seite 1105 bis 1170, 13 Blatt, Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 21,5 x 17,5 cm, Seltene erste Ausgabe. Umfangreiches Kompendium, das die unterschiedlichsten Bereiche von Haus- und Hofgründung, landwirtschaftliche Techniken und Bereiche (Ackerbau, Tierzucht, Fischerei, Brau-, Brenn- und Mühlenwesen, Bergbau, Schmelz- und Hüttenwesen) bis hin zur Anlage eines fürstlichen Hofamts beschreibt.

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        Geographische Delineation des zu dem Chursaechsischen Thüringen gehörigen Amtes Langensaltza nebst der Gahn Erbschaft Treffurth Voigtey Dorla, und dem Fürstl. Schwartzburgischen. Amte Ebeleben, ingleichen Schernberg und Der Freyen Reichsstadt Mühlhausen Territorio auch allen andern daran gräntzenden Gegenden 1754.':.

      - Altkolorierte anonyme Manuskriptkarte, dat. 1754, 29 x 29 Manuskriptkarte (Wir vermuten, daß es sich um eine Vorzeichnung für die Schenk-Karte handelt!) - Zeigt die Ämter Bad Langensalza und Ebeleben mit Treffurt u. Dorla u. der Reichsstadt Mühlhausen mit dem Gebiet zwischen Gotha, Treffurt, Dingelstädt und Bad Tennstedt. - Links und rechts neben der Karte Suchregister. - Oben links Titelkartusche.

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        Catalogue Raisonne des Tableaux du Roy avec un Abrege de la Vie des Peintres, Fait par ordre de SA Majeste. 2 Bände in einem Band

      De L'imprimerie Royale 1754 - - Tome premier: Contenant l'Ecole Florentine, & l'Ecole Romaine/ Tome second: Contenant l'Ecole Venitienne & l'Ecole de Lombardie - Gewicht in Gramm: 1355 De L'Imprimerie Royale, Paris, 1752/1754. XV, 203 S./VIII, 333 S. mit zusammen 4 in Kupfer gestochenen Vignetten, Pbde., (ohne Einbände/ etwas fleckig)

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        Thesaurus Antiquitatum Beneventanarum. 2 volumi.

      1754. DE VITA Joannes. Thesaurus Antiquitatum Beneventanarum. 2 volumi. Vol. I: Thesaurus Antiquitatum Beneventanarum. Volume II: Thesaurus Alter Antiquitatum Beneventanarum Medii Aevii. Romae, ex Typographia Palladis, excudebant Nicolaus et Marcus Palearini, 1754-1764. Due volumi in folio; pp. XIII, 350, 4 n.nn.,LXXXII, 2 n.nn; pp. XVI, 4n.nn., 521, 1 con errata. Frontespizi con caratteri neri e rossi e differenti insegne tipografiche. Testate, capilettera, finaletti riccamente ornati. Intercalati nel testo illustrazioni e ritratti. Sette tavole incise in rame fuori testo tra cui quella raffigurante l'Arco di Traiano e quella a doppia facciata con la Porta della Cattedrale. Esemplare marginoso. Pergamena coeva, doppio tassello ai dorsi con titolo e fregi in oro. Lieve abrasione al piatto posteriore del volume primo. Edizione rarissima ed unica. Brunet V, 806; Cicognara 4114: "Quest'opera fu intitolata a Benedetto XV e venne stampata pulitamente con buone tavole fra le quali deve trovarsi nel primo volume la bella tavola dell'Arco di Benevento intagliata da Gaultier nel 1752"; Giustiniani, Biblioteca storica e topografica del Regno di Napoli, pag. 19: "Opera di moltissimo conto, non solo per i tanti interessanti monumenti, che ci raccolse, che per la maniera benanche colla quale seppe scriverla l'eruditissimo autore"; Bibliotheca Platneriana, pag. 61; Lozzi I pag. 141, nota.

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