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        A New History of the Life and Reign of the Czar Peter the Great, Emperor of all Russia, and Father of the Country. [London]: Printed in the year

      1754 - First Edition. Small 8vo, viii, 354, [5 index]pp, contemporary calf. ESTC T196157 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Careful and Strict Enquiry into the Modern Prevailing Notions of that Freedom of Will, which is Supposed to be Essential to Moral Agency, Vertue and Vice, Reward and Punishment, Praise and Blame

      Boston: S. Kneeland, 1754. First edition. Rebound to style in full sheep, blind rules, raised bands and a red morocco spine label. Octavo (pages 195 x 114 m), collating: [ii], vi, [iv], 294, [xiv]; complete with the Table of Contents in the front, and the Index and List of Subscribers, in the back. Index with errata slip pasted in. Pages browned, minor soiling and a few early and late leaves dampstained. Overall a Very Good copy of a scarce and important work. The Cambridge History of American Literature devotes a whole chapter to Jonathan Edwards, pointing out that he remains one of the giants of the intellect and one of the enduring masters of religious emotion. It was of this book that Dr. Johnson said "[a]ll theory is against the freedom of the will, all experience for it." Boswell's typical remark was "[t]he only relief I had was to forget it." A very important early American philosophical work. "The most recent generation of scholars has put Edwards back into deeper historical context: as a pastor exemplifying changes in the role of the minister within a socioeconomically evolving community; as a preacher developing the homiletic arts to fit the needs of his audience; and as a thinker engaging with the best European ideas, innovatively synthesizing rationalism and piety in order to transmit the best of the Puritan vision of man's frailty and God's glory into a modern age that found it convenient to ignore both." (ANB). Grolier One hundred influential American books printed before 1900.

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        Recueil des rits et cérémonies du pèlerinage de La Mecque, auquel on a joint divers écrits relatifs à la religion, aux sciences & aux moeurs des Turcs.

      Amsterdam, et se vend à Paris, Desaint & Saillant 1754 - petit in-8, viij-215 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre cerise, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Mors inférieur fragile deux coins abîmés, brunissure à la page de titre, rousseurs mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale, qui regroupe cinq essais différents, dont Julien-Claude Galland (mort sans doute en 1765), le neveu d'Antoine Galland, n'est que l'interprète. Celui qui donne son libellé au titre est une traduction de l'arabe du cheikh Chemfeddin el Buhouky le chafeïte. Les autres sont : "Catéchisme musulman traduit de l'arabe du cheïkh ou Dr Aly fils d'Iaakoub", "Traduction d'une Dissertation de Zehny effendy sur les sciences des Turcs", "Relation de l'isle de Chio" (datée de 1747) et "Relation de la marche de la sultane Esma, fille du sultan Ahmed, lorsqu'on la conduisit à son époux Iaakoub Pacha" (1743). Blackmer 643. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Abhandlung von den Fehlern des Gesichts.

      Berlin, Schütz, 1754. 8°. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 10 Bll., 212 S., Mod. HLdr. m. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Farbschnitt. Erstausgabe. - „Nicolai (1722-1802), Königlich Preußischer Hofrath, der Arzneygelahrtheit Doctor und Professor auf der Königlich Preußischen Friedrichsuniversität zu Halle, einer der gelehrtesten und bedeutendsten Schüler Hofmann\'s, hat hier den Versuch gemacht, alle Zeichen und Erscheinungen des grauen und schwarzen Stars möglichst auf Anatomie und Physiologie zurückzuführen“ (Hirschberg). - Zwei Bll. m. älterem Bibl.-Stempel am unteren weißen Rand. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Blake 324; Hirsch/H. IV, 359. Versand D: 12,50 EUR Nicolai, Abhandlung von den Fehlern des Gesichts, Ophthalmologie, Augenheilkunde

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        CHIEH TZU YUAN HUA CHUAN: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN MANUAL OF PAINTING [1679-1701]. [I

      - [China 1754]. Blue stitched wrs., 16 volumes, profuse color & b.w. woodcut illustrations, ca. 16.3 x 25.5 cm., 10 vols. stitched, 4 vols. not stitched, double folded leaves, very clean bright set, title slip on vol. 1 only. R A R E 1 China's most famous painting manual, JIE ZI YUAN HUA ZHUANG HUA NIAO PU: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN. * Compiled by Chen Yin-po. Artists: Wang An-chieh, Wang Mi-ts' ao & Wang Ssu-chih. This is the most important book on the art of Chinese painting. Originally published in 1679-1818, was basically a set of several numbered "books" within, each devoted to a different topic. This edition was nicely color woodblock printed with soft, delicate pastels. * The work begins with: Book of the Six Principles, standards and the rules of painting: The Six Canons, Six Essentials, Three Faults, Twelve Things to Avoid, Three Classes, divisions of schools &c., notes on the preparation of colors and materials. * Book of trees, leafs, foliage, rocks, brush strokes, painting mountain peaks, mountain landscapes. Human figures, animals, birds included in landscapes, houses and structures, city walls, towers, pagodas, bridges and waterfalls, drawings by square & rule, furniture and furnishings. * Book of bamboo, discussion of the fundamentals of bamboo and examples. * Book of plum, with a testimonial for. * Book of chrysanthemum, fundamentals of painting. * Book of grasses, insects & flowering plants, fundamentals of. Examples of insect paintings, grasses, herbaceous plants. * Book of feathers, fur & flowering plants. Essay upon the use of mineral blue, green, vermilion, deep vermilion, gold paste, cock yellow, white, rouge red, soot black, indigo, rattan yellow, umber, mixing colors and the use of ink, applying alum on silk and on colors. * This work is printed on double folded woodblock printed leaves, each stitched at the spine with silk thread. By and large all in very good condition. For a valuable account of this with much detail see: Mai-Mai Sze: THE TAO OF PAINTING: A Study of the Ritual Disposition of Chinese Painting, a translation of the Chieh Tzu Yuan Hua Chuan, or Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. This gives the exact contents of each book as well as color examples, bibliographic data &c. * It is quite difficult to find this work in its complete state, as most have been separated, many illustration extracted and framed separately. A major contribution to the study of Chinese painting, landscape, flower, rocks, figures and the inspiration for the Japanese to begin color woodblock printing for their Ukiyo-e period. This work has been used by students since 1679 as a lesson and guidebook on the art of Chinese brush painting and is still now in use some 300 years later. * Known as the most important classic on Chinese painting and China's single most valuable work on the subject. A MOST BEAUTIFUL WORK ! ** BIBLIOGRAPHY: K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE & CHINESE BOOKS. p.406-410 for more notes & details. * Y. Yonezawa et al.; JAPANESE PAINTING IN THE LITERATI STYLE, p.170-190. * Mai-Mai Sze: THE TAO OF PAINTING: A Study of the Ritual Disposition of Chinese Painting, a translation of the Chieh Tzu Yuan Hua Chuan, or Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. * S. Edgren: CHINESE RARE BOOKS IN AMERICAN COLLECTIONS p.118 no. 37. * J. Hillier: THE JAPANESE PICTURE BOOK: A Selection from the Ravicz Collection, p.17, plate 3. * RAWSON, Jessica. ed. et al.: THE BRITISH MUSEUM BOOK OF CHINESE ART.: page 124. *

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        Recueil des rits et cérémonies de pèlerinage de la Meque, auquel ont a joint divers écrits relatifs à la region, aux sciences & aux moeurs des Turcs.

      Paris and Amsterdam Desaint & Saillant 1754 - Octavo, viii, 215 pp. Nineteenth century half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, red morocco label lettered in gilt; rebacked to style retaining label, corners a bit rubbed. A very good, fresh example of the first edition of this "very interesting work [which] contains five separate essays. The first three are translations from Arabic and Turkish authorities; the last two are eye-witness accounts - one a long description of Chios and the other a description of the marriage of Sultana Esma with Yakub Pasha, governor of Silistria" (Navari). "Galland's account of the rituals surrounding the pilgrimage to Mekkah includes enlightening description of many of the important shrines and sites within the city. Extensive footnotes describe the history and physical appearance of such features as the Kaaba, the Black Stone, and Mount Ararat, as well as explaining relevant Arabic terms and the importance of certain religious figures in the Islamic tradition" (Atabey cat.). "Galland, 'dragoman' or interpreter in the Levant, nephew of the celebrated orientalist Antoine Galland, translated many works into French, the present work being a collected edition of five Arabic and Turkish pieces" (Blackmer). Also contains a discussion of Ottoman science (the "Traduction d'une dissertation sur les sciences des Turcs, et sur l'ordre qu'ils gardent dans le cours de leurs études" by Zaini Efendi, pp. 85-98). Atabey 470. Blackmer 643. Navari 643. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Livres provenans de la Bibliothéque de feu M. de Boze..

      2 p.l., viii, 188 pp. (of 192, lacking, as it sometimes the case, the four-page Supplement). 8vo, cont. sheep-backed blue boards (spine a little worn & rubbed). Paris: G. Martin, 1754.The sale catalogue of the famous collection formed by Claude Gros de Boze (1680-1753), the renowned academician and savant. It was an excellent library, notable for its block books and incunabula. The Gutenberg Bible is lot 13.Following the publication of the inventory catalogue in 1753, two collectors - Boutin and Cotte - purchased the whole library, retaining the books which they desired for their own collections and selling certain precious incunabula to Gaignat. They then turned over the remainder to Gabriel Martin to sell by auction the following year.Our copy is priced throughout in a contemporary hand.Very good copy, lacking, as is sometimes the case, the four-page supplement at end.❧ Brunet, I, 1642. Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 424. Roland Folter, "The Gutenberg Bible in the Antiquarian Book Trade," in Incunabula. Studies in Fifteenth-Century Printed Books presented to Lotte Hellinga, p. 275. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions…1643-1830, 112. Peignot, pp. 83-84. Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 233.

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        Political Discourses. Third Edition, with Additions and Corrections. Edinburgh, Kincaid and Donaldson

      1754 - Third edition. 12mo, [iv], 270pp, contemporary full calf, rubbed, wormholes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mercator's Letters on Portugal & Its Commerce, Containing, also, A Faithful Relation of the Disputes which have Arisen Between our Merchants and That Court.

      London, C. Say, 1754. - 8°, recent period calf, spine gilt with raised bands in 5 compartments, crimson lettering piece in second compartment from head. Browned, some stains, repairs to title-page not affecting text. In good condition. xii, 75 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this highly interesting account of England's commercial relations with Portugal during the mid-eighteenth century. Collected here are 11 letters, said in the preface to have been previously published in various English newspapers, by an unidentified English merchant. Letters II-III (pp. 4-16) provide a detailed overview of Portugal's trade with other European nations, listing Portuguese imports and exports, including goods re-exported from Portuguese colonies in America, Africa and Asia. Letter IV (pp. 16-22) summarizes Portuguese trade with Great Britain and its North American colonies, including codfish and ships from New England, rice from the Carolinas, and wheat, Indian corn, pipe staves, beeswax and lumber from New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. Mercator then discusses the impediments to unrestricted English trade with Portugal. English merchants in Portugal are faulted for neglecting to master the local laws, language, and customs and for failing to organize themselves as a community. He describes the difficulties Protestant merchants have in trading with Roman Catholics, and Portugal's long-standing complaints that English merchants were depleting the country's supply of gold bullion. The various privileges accorded to English merchants are then enumerated, along with those the English wish to obtain, e.g. the right to trade directly with Brazil, greater freedom for English magistrates to adjudicate business disputes, and collection of debts owed by Portuguese imprisoned by the king (which is permitted in the case of Portuguese punished by the Inquisition). Mercator then describes several recent cases in which English merchants have suffered "arbitrary insolences and plunderings" at the hands of Portuguese officials, such as actions of health officers during 1752 to manipulate the grain trade for their own profit by confiscating stocks owned by English merchants, the levying of illegally high customs duties on English textile imports, and unfair punishments threatened for Englishmen caught smuggling diamonds.*** Kress S.3992. Not in Sabin. Not in Borba de Moraes. Not in JFB (1994) or JCB. NUC: PU, MWA, CtY, KU, NNC, MB, MH. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thesaurus Antiquitatum Beneventanarum.

      ROMA:  ex Typographia Palladis, excudebant Nicolaus et Marcus Palearini, 1754. I. rilegato. BUONO. 26,5 38,5. USATO

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        Scelta di XXIV vedute delle principali contrade, piazze, chiese, e palazzi della Città di Firenze.

      Florence Giuseppe Bouchard 1754 - Second edition. Folio (58 x 41.5 cm). Double-page engraved allegorical title page, engraved dedication, engraved map, 24 double-page etched and engraved plates numbered I-XXIV, engraved by Corsi, Franceschini, Gabuggiani, Gregori, Papini, Muller, Marieschi, Monaco, Pazzi Pfeffel, Seuter, Sgrilli, Vasi, after drawings by Zocchi. Contemporary red morocco gilt by Derome (ticket to title); small hole (50 mm) to blank outer margin outside plate plate mark of plate VII, tiny area of restoration to verso plate XXIII outside plate mark. A complete set of the finest pictorial record of the historical architecture of Florence in the XVIII century. In red morocco by Derome. Zocchi (1711-1767), a painter, draftsman, and etcher, was the protege of Gerini, who commissioned these prints and also paid for Zocchi's artistic education in Rome, Bologna, and Lombardy. Although he made easel and mural paintings, Zocchi's oeuvre is richest in drawings and prints. The present series was etched by a team of twelve artists after Zocchi's designs. The four most important squares are shown at times of great festivity, and are most likely the earliest views Zocchi made for this series. Other plates demonstrate various uses of the River Arno, the splendid bridges that cross it, and the great buildings along its shore. The series as a whole presents Florence in a wonderful light, as a city of beautiful architecture with a lively population: 'Consistently celebrative and accomplished, this collection shows a city striving to maintain a placid and prosperous appearance; Zocchi's limpid vision, similar to Carlevaris' and Visentini's interpretations of Venice, endow the city with cohesion and serenity.' (Millard) Berlin Kat. 2700, Brunet V, 1107. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité physique et historique de l'Aurore Boréale

      1754 - [12]-570-XXII pp., 17 planches Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1754, in-4, [12]-570-XXII pp, 17 planches, basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, 17 planches dépliantes gravées en taille-douce par Ph. Simonneau. Deuxième édition parisienne (la première parue en 1733), augmentée de deux planches et d'importants "éclaircissements" de l'auteur. Ce traité comporte une liste très complète des aurores qui furent observées jusqu'en 1751. "The chapter on the relation between the aurora and the magnetic declination is of special interest" (Wheeler Gift). Dortous de Mairan (1678-1771) attribua l'aurore boréale à une extension de l'atmosphère du soleil, alors qu'il s'agit plutôt d'une interaction électrique entre les particules chargées du vent solaire et la haute atmosphère. Lalande p. 454. Poggendorff II-17. Wheeler Gift n° 382. Coiffes et mors restaurés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beytrage zu nüzlichem und vergnügendum Gebrauch under Verbesserung des Microscopii.

      1754 - Augsberg: Klett. 1754. 8vo. Original boards, paper label to spine (half missing)l; pp. [xx] + 576 + [xiv, index], 17 folding plates; boards somewhat worn, remnant of medern bookplate to front pastedown, ink annotations to title page, faint browning, very good. First German edition of Employment for the Microscope, first published in 1753. Baker (1698 - 1774) won the Copley Medal of the Royal Society in 1744 for his microscopical observations on the crystallization of saline particles, to which much of the first part of this book is devoted. The second part is more concerned with microbiology and includes the first description of dinoflagellates, here called "Animalcules which cause the Sparkling Light in Sea Water". Baker "had the rare gift of communicating his knowledge of, and above all his enthusiam for, the microscope to thoers. This was what made his two books so widely popular" (DSB I, 411). Nissen ZBI 201. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thesaurus Antiquitatum Beneventanarum.

       ex Typographia Palladis, excudebant Nicolaus et Marcus Palearini, 1754. LATINO 2,6 Settecentina in folio con mezza legatura in pelle e cartonato motivo marmorizzato, al dorso titolo e fregi in oro, tagli spruzzati colorati pp. XIII, 350,LXXXI. Frontespizio in rosso e nero recante incisa marca tipog., finalini, capilettera e frontalini riccamente ornati. Numerose illustrazioni all' interno e 2 grandi tavole ripiegate f.t. incise in rame, la prima raffigurante l'arco di Traiano incisa da Gaultier, la seconda con strappi Registro a fine volume. Fioritura e macchioline brune alle pagine, solo alcune brunite, macchia di precedente umidità visibile alle prime 60 pagine. Nota manoscritta al margine di pag 119. Strappo alle carte di guardia anteriori. Dorso distaccato dalla legatura. Trattasi di una prima edizione rarissima USATO

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        Herman Boerhaavs Phisiologie (Physiologie) / Uebersezt und mit Zusätzen vermehrt Von Johann Peter Eberhard Der Weltweisheit und Arzneigelahrtheit Doktor und der Weltweisheit ausserordentlichen Professor.

      Halle im Magdeburgischen, 1754, 8, (16), 1128 pp., (32 pp. Register, Halbpergamenteinband einige Lagen im Rand wasserfleckig, ansonsten feines und frisches Exemplar. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des ersten akademischen Lehrbuches der Physiologie!"Boerhaaves "Institutiones medicae" erschienen seit 1708 in immer neuen Auflage. 1741 erfolgte die erste Übertragung ins Englische, 1740 ins Französische, 1754 *) unter dem Titel "Phisiologia" ins Deutsche. Dies Buch war das erste akademische Lehrbuch der Physiologie für Studenten. Die Wirkung dieses Titels: "Institutiones medicae" läßt sich in der Bezeichnung englischer und amerikanischer Lehrstühle für diesen Gegenstand verfolgen. Sie hießen sei damals vielfach "Instiutes of Medicine" und hatten vornehmlich Physiologie im Sinne Boerhaaves zum Lehr- und Forschungsgegenstand. So entstand in Edinburgh im Jahre 1726 ein Lehrstuhl mit der Bezeichnung "Institues of Medicine" unter Boerhaaves Schüler Andrew Sinclair. Er wurde erst 1874 in einen solchen für "Physiologie" umgewandelt." "Im großen und ganzen enthält die Physiologie Boerhaaves keinen wesentlich Zuwachs an neuen Tatsachen. Doch bedeutet sein Versuch, die Physik und Chemie zur Erklärung der Vorgänge in der organischen Struktur heranzuziehen und die medizinische Krankheitslehre und Therapie von Boden naturwissenschaftlichen Erfahrungen systematisch zu begründen, einen lange nachwirkenden Anreiz zu ähnlichen Unternehmungen. Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738) hat vor allem seinen großen Schüler Albrecht von Haller für diese Fragen lebhaft interessiert und damit den Ausbau in der zweiten Hälfte des 18.Jahrhunderts den Weg bereitet." K.E.Rothschuh, Geschichte der Physiologie, pp.68-73"In seinen experimentell-physikalischen Vorlesungen wirkte Johann Peter Eberhard (1828-1779) höchst fortschrittlich als Aufklärer und machte die Physik frei von allem Geheimnisvollen und Übernatürlichen, worauf auch die Titel seiner Bücher "Sammlung derer ausgemachten Wahrheiten in der Naturlehre" (Halle 1755) und "Abhandlungen vom physikalischen Aberglauben und der Magie" (ebenda 1778) hindeuten. Als Mediziner war er ein Anhänger Friedrich Hoffmanns als Schriftsteller pflegte er neben der Zoologie und Physiologie insbesondere die Physik (Newtons Farbentheorie Schall Feuer, Licht und Elektrizität Gewitter Nordlicht Himmelsfarbe) und die Mathesis applicata (Mühlenbaukunst, Hydrotechnik, Bergwerksmaschinen, Optik, Gnomonik). " Rudolph Zaunick, NDB 4 (1959), pp. 239-240Lindeboom Nr. 76 *(Nr.75 (1734) weltweit nicht nachweis bar)

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        HEDENDAAGSCHE HISTORIE, OF TEGENWOORDIGE STAAT VAN GROOT BRITTANNIE. Eerste Deels eerste Stuk: Eene Beschryving van's Lands Gelengenheid;.

      Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion,1754. Two volumes. Volume I: [vi], 712, [12 index]pp. Engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map of Great Britain and Ireland, Engraved portrait of George the Second, folding map of London, folding plate with two views of the Thames, folding plate of Somerset House, folding plate of Mansion House, folding plate of Royal exchange. Volume II: vi, 712, [12 index]pp. Engraved frontispiece of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, folding plate of Chelsea Hospital, folding plate of Windsor castle, folding map of Scotland, folding map of Ireland, folding map of British plantations in North America. Contemporary full vellum with manuscript titles to the spines. First edition. Some light browning here & there; vellum a little discoloured, particularly so on spines; else an excellent set.

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        SAMUEL SPAVOLD'S MANUSCRIPT VISION

      SPAVOLD, Simon . Manuscript " A Vision which Sam Spavold had when he was in London" [London 1754?] Folio Pp 4, approx 1600 words written in a tidy hand in ink, now bound in modern marbled paper covered boards. Simon Spavold (1708-1795) was a Yorkshire born Quaker Minister, who lived in later life in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, described as a Ship's Carpenter. He was described as "Tall in person, of a thin habit, and latterly of a genteel appearance, the figure of this fine prophetic Soul was familiar in Meetings far and wide." [Citation: Sinton Family Trees The History of Ballyhagan and Richhill Meetings 1654 - 1793 - 2004 The manuscript letter is in three sections, the first headed as above, the second part "To Friends of the Morning Meeting as likewise to my Brethren of the Meeting of Suffering. My Brethren....." dated at end "12th Month 28th 1754" and the third part which is not headed but contains Spavold's declaration of his vision. Apparently there exists a publication by Spavold together with Thomas Carrington entitled "An Epistle to Friends at the National Half-Year's Meeting in Ireland " ,Dublin 1779, and there is extensive information online about Spavold's Irish visits [ see citation above]. Spavold also visited America with Mary Kirby in 1757. Spavold's vision is an extraordinary piece of writing .This excerpt contains both visual and auditory hallucinations;"I awakening out of my sleep about the third hour in ye morning instantly was seized with great Darkness and my Soul fill'd with unutterable fear, and Dread, and Horror Whilst I thus lay, I beheld a little Cloud about as big as a man's hand, hovering over the City, and my mind being fix'd upon it, I heard a very awefull voice speak these words, "Both Church and State bear Rule by the Spirit of Error" and it was repeated several times, and as I beheld the Cloud it moved, and came down upon ye City...." A very emotive Quaker piece.

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        Een Christins reyse na de eeuwigheyt. (.). Vertaald uit het Engels. Amsterdam, Gijsbert de Groot Keur, 1754.

      - 12°: A-L 12 M 6, gepag.: 269 [3] pp. Titelpagina in houtsnede. Ooorspr. karton. Lit.: Witsen Geysbeek II p.105 Vervolg op 'De Christenreis'. In dit tweede deel beschrijft Bunyan de zinnebeeldige tocht van Christiana en haar kinderen naar de hemelse zaligheid. Zij hebben het een stuk gemakkelijker dan Christen, omdat die op zijn reis te gelijk de bane eerst moest breken en daarom de allerhardste strijd uytstaan. 'Een Christins reyse' (eerste Engelse druk 1684) heeft bij lange na niet de bekendheid gekregen van de zes jaar eerder verschenen 'Pilgrim's progress'. De op de titelpagina met A.E.C. aangeduide vertaler is Albert Ebbo Crous, die door Witsen Geysbeek wordt weggezet als een Groninger rijmer die in 1721 een allerellendigst prulwerk, genaamd Josephs droev' en bly-einde4, 398, in het allerplatste Groninger dialect [heeft] geschreven; plomper taal is misschien nimmer in eenig tooneelstuk gevoerd. De eerste druk van Crous' vertaling was in 1723 in Groningen verschenen bij Seerp Bandsma. Deze uitgave is zoals veel volksboekjes gedrukt in gotische letter; vooraf gaat een drempelvers van R.A.Cr. van Stalberg. De titelplaat, die de berg toont die moet worden beklommen om de Hemelse Stad te bereiken, is midden in het boekje nogmaals afgedrukt. L1839

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        Förtekning uppå alla kongl. placater, förordningar, påbud, resolutioner, privilegier, manifester, fredsfördrager, relationer, domar och andre allmenne handlingar som ifrån år 1522 til och med år 1750 på kongl: befallning af trycket serskilt utgångne äro. Allmenheten til tjenst framgifwen.

      1754 - (Stockholm), Hist: regni tryckerie, 1754. 4:o. Engraved title,(8),547 pp. Contemporary half calf, somewhat worn, with raised bands, sparingly gilt spine and tan label. Sprinkled edges. Lacking half of the label. Front pastedown with traces of removed bookplates and a MS number. Front flyleaf lacking. Title with old oval stamp "LJ L". Occasional foxing. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 1677. The fine engraved title is signed by Pehr Floding. This catalogue of Royal Ordinances is chronologically arranged and supplied with a topical index on pp. 489-547. It is still a standard reference on Royal Ordinances together with Quiding's "Svenskt allmänt författningsregister" from 1865. The latter is arranged according to subject. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spiegel van het menselyk bedryf, vertoonende honderd verscheiden ambachten (...), Amsterdam, Roman, 1749. Gebonden met 2 andere werken van Luyken.

      "Geheel leren band uit de tijd, (8)+208+(3) pag., geillustreerd met 100 afbeeldingen van beroepen en titelprent. Gebonden met: Jan Luyken, Des menschen begin, midden en einde. Amsterdam, Houttuyn, 1754, (34)+103+(7) pag.; en met: Jan Luyken, Het leerzaam huisraad. Amsterdam, ter Beek en de Veer, 1756, (8)+182+(2) pag. Beide werken compleet met alle illustraties.".

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        Histoire ancienne des Egyptiens, des Carthaginois, des Assyriens, des Medes et des Perses, des Macedoniens, des Grecs. Amsterdam, Chatelain, 1754,.

      Half leather. 13 volumes, ca. 6000 pages. Rare edition. Illustrated with portrait of the author and 6 folding engraved plates and maps.B0207.

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        Beytrage zu nüzlichem und vergnügendum Gebrauch under Verbesserung des Microscopii.

      

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        An Historical Account of the British Trade over the Caspian Sea with the Author's Journal of Travels from England through Russia into Persia: and back through Russia, Germany and Holland. To which are added, the Revolutions of Persia During the Present Century, With the Particular History of the Great Usurper Nadir Kouli.

      Printed for T. Osborne, D.Brown, T. & T. Longman et al, London 1754 - The "revised & corrected" 2nd edition of 1754, 4to. 2 vols. in original full calf binding, with title labels and gilt fleurons between 5 raised bands. Worn and rubbed, but boards are still attached although the cords are visible in places, and the text blocks firmly bound. Texts very neat and clean for their age. All 17 copper-engraved plates, 9 maps many small vignettes are present, with very little sign of any off-set shading. The very readable text concerns the commercial opportunities and the history of the places visited as well as the sometimes hair-raising travelling experiences of the wonderfully observant author. The adventurous Hanway (1712-1786 was not only a good and practical citizen (anyone who annoyed Dr Johnson should be praised for valour, and probably common sense,) he was also a philanthropist involved in governance of the Foundling Hospital, and the Magdalen Hospital and the founder of the Marine Society, the latter still extant under the guise of the Sea Cadets. 2 lovely volumes of a classic of early travel writing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 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) - Tome premier: Contenant l\'Ecole Florentine, & l\'Ecole Romaine/ Tome second: Contenant l\'Ecole Venitienne & l\'Ecole de Lombardie - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Französische Literatur,Kunst und Kunstwissenschaften

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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?]. \"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.\" \"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.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Kulturphilosophie, Aufklärung

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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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        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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        De Poena stupri cum puella immatura. Dissertatio. (comprende anche:) PETRIOLI Gaetano - Dissertatio phisico-anatomica de Membrana Hymen, ejusque situ, lacerazione, recognitione, ac summa difficultate in discernendo primo ejusdem defloratore.

      Generoso Salomoni,, roma, 1754 - Due parti in un volume in 8° gr. (22 x 17,2). Pp. 52; XX. Con una bella tavola incisa su rame ripiegata f.t. Leggera macchia al margine interno ma buon esemplare fresco. Timbro di provenienza dalla biblioteca dispersa di San Pietro in Vincoli di Roma al frontespizio. Legatura mezza pergamena rigida e angoli, reinserita. Tassello al dorso. Unica edizione, molto rara. L’opera segna con tutta probabilità l’inizio della legislazione moderna sulla violenza carnale; vi vengono non solo esaminati gli aspetti legali ma anche quelli anatomici e ginecologici. Il titolo della seconda parte lascia trasparire le difficoltà della materia. Segnaliamo che per il presente volume abbiamo eseguito ricerche con la direzione della Biblioteca Centrale Vittorio Emanuele II di Roma che ha confermato che lo stesso non è mai stato inserito nei loro cataloghi dopo le soppressioni di epoca capitolina del 1870. BLAKE, p. 455. WELLCOME Library, b15243540.

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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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        Essai Sur Les Troubles Actuels de Perse et de Georgie.

      Desaint & Saillant, Paris 1754 - 155 pp., + [3], half-title, 2 folding tables, contemporary full calf, slightly rubbed cover, marbled endpaper, copy in good condition. Claude-Charles de Peyssonnel was a French diplomat and writer and served as a French Consul in Smyrna and Crimea. In 1782 he retired and settled in Paris, where he published several books from observations he had made during his stay of almost 35 years in the Ottoman Empire. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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