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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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        Histoire de la conquête de la Chine par les tartares Mancheoux;: a laquelle on a joint un accord chronologique des annales de la monarchie Chinoise, . Par M. Vojeu de Brunem B. & P. D. M.

      Lyons: chez les frères Duplain 1754 - A history of the Manchu conquest of China based on the work of the Jesuit missionary Moyriac de Mailla, who died at Peking in 1748 and whose great history of China, drawing primarily on Chinese sources, remained in manuscript until 1777. Cordier BS 629; Löwendahl 468; Lust 436; Morrison II p. 32 A very good copy bound in contemporary speckled calf, neatly re-backed. Small piece lacking from head of spine. First edition Two volumes bound in one, 12mo, pp.[xx], 345, [1, errata]; [iv], 318; titles printed in red and black.

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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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        Panorama von Berlin ('Berolinum. Berlin.').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich n. J.F. Saur b. Georg Balthasar Probst in Augsburg, n. 1754, 38 x 103 Kiewitz 977. - (nach 1754 erschienen, da der Zeichner J.F. Saur ab 1754 bei Georg Balthasar Probst angestellt war - 22 Ansichten aus der Probst Serie gehen auf Saur zurück). - Kupferstich von 2 Platten gedruckt. - Unter der Ansicht Erklärungen in lateinischer u. deutscher Sprache von 1 - 50. - Im Himmel Titelbanderole und 2 Wappen.

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        Paradise Lost. A Poem. in Twelve Books

      Printed for T. Thompson, et. al, London 1754 - 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 collectionsA marvelous Wordsworth association. 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

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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 collectionsA 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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        Histoire du Japon;: ou l'on trouvera tout ce qu'on a pu apprendre de la nature & des productions du Pays, du caractere & des Coutumes des Habitants; du Gouvernement & du Commerce, des Revolutions arrivees dans l'Empire & dans la Religion; & l'examen de tous les Auteurs, qui ont ecrit sur le meme sujet.

      Paris Nyon Fils 1754 - Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix (1682-1761), Jesuit missionary in Quebec and Louisiana, published his Histoire de l'Etablissement du Christianism au Japon in 1715. That text was completely revised and incorporated into the present history. Cordier 424 A very good ex-Seminary Library copy bound in recent half calf. Nouvelle edition Six volumes, pp.xxxiv, 417; lxxxv, [ii], 429; 558, errata leaf; 534, errata leaf; 479; [vi], 386, errata leaf, [iv], 55 engraved plates, maps and plans, 27 folding.

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        Travels through different Cities of Germany, Italy, Greece, and several parts of Asia, as far as the banks of the Euphrates:: In a Series of Letters. Containing an Account of what is most remarkable in their Present State, as well as in their Monuments of Antiquity.

      London Printed by W. Strahan, for the author. 1754 - Drummond left England in May 1744, travelling via Venice to Smyrna and thence to Cyprus and Asia Minor where he spent five years engaged in commerce. His observations are given in the form of letters, mostly addressed to his brother. He became British Consul at Aleppo, 1754-6. Bound in contemporary calf, somewhat scuffed. Boards starting to separate from spine. Slight watermarking to margin of a few pages. Some maps and plates torn on folds. Overall a very good complete copy with one section slightly mis-bound, and needing attention to spine. Folio, pp.[iv, title, Greek alphabet], 184, (189)-192, (185)-188, (193)-311, [1, blank]. With 34 plates and maps, including a large engraved folding frontispiece, large folding plate of Aleppo, and large folding maps of Cyprus, part of Syria, and Aleppo to the Euphrates. With bookplate of Philip Lyttleton Gell.

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        DES HIMMLISCHEN SALOMONS ERQUICKLICHES LIEBES-MAHL; ODER: HEILIGE VORBEREITUNG ZUM TISCHE DES HERRN. ["HOLY PREPARATION FOR THE LORD'S TABLE"]

      Ulm: Daniel Bartholomäi, 1754. Intended to prepare the worshipper to receive Holy Communion, this little book of devotions is presented in a very attractive silver binding from one of the most distinguished collections of books ever assembled. The flourishes and flowers on lovely frames here are engraved in such deep relief that they give a filigree effect, and the Virtues (Temperance, Hope, and Justice on the upper cover, Charity, Faith, and Prudence on the lower) have a whimsical charm. Our artisan has combined classical and Christian iconography in his representations, showing, for example, Prudence in the garb of Athena, goddess of wisdom; Hope with an anchor and a raptor-like bird; Faith with a lamb rather than the usual cross; and Temperance improbably pouring liquid from an urn into a chalice--all with the columns, arcades, and pedestals of classical architecture in the background. The most ambitious and successful English book collector of fine bindings in the 20th century, our previous owner J. R. Abbey (1894-1969) was a scholarly bibliophile whose copies are consistently found in the best obtainable condition. He was one of the few discerning collectors to purchase silver bindings in any quantity, and, as detailed by J. R. Hayward in "Silver Bindings in the J. R. Abbey Collection," he put together an impressive group of specimens dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries.. 162 x 80 mm. (6 1/2 x 3"). 18 p.l., 407, [9] pp. A LOVELY CONTEMPORARY GERMAN SILVER BINDING OVER BLACK SHARKSKIN, covers with ornate frame in the Rococo style, with engraved vignettes of the Virtues (three to each side) nestled among a tangle of floral vines and flourishes, silver spine elements (with simpler floral decoration) at top and bottom above the unadorned sharkskin spine (these elements perhaps slightly later), two clasps at fore edge, each featuring a cherub surrounded by floral sprays, patterned pastedowns, all edges gilt. In a (slightly worn) russet buckram clamshell box, with the green morocco label of John Roland Abbey on upper cover, matching title label on spine, and yellow paper library label marked "JA 7343" on tail edge. With five engraved plates of biblical scenes. Front free endpaper with printed label of the National Exhibition of Works of Art, Leeds, 1868, signed in ink by C. Butler, Esq. Sotheby's "Silver and Enamel Bindings" 10 May 1985, lot 27. Four tiny holes to sharkskin covers, hinge open at )(3 and )(12, half a dozen gatherings a little proud, occasional faint marginal stains, otherwise an excellent copy, the silver unmarred and glistening, the text clean and fresh, and the binding entirely solid.Intended to prepare the worshipper to receive Holy Communion, this little book of devotions is presented in a very attractive silver binding from one of the most distinguished collections of books ever assembled. The flourishes and flowers on lovely frames here are engraved in such deep relief that they give a filigree effect, and the Virtues (Temperance, Hope, and Justice on the upper cover, Charity, Faith, and Prudence on the lower) have a whimsical charm. Our artisan has combined classical and Christian iconography in his representations, showing, for example, Prudence in the garb of Athena, goddess of wisdom; Hope with an anchor and a raptor-like bird; Faith with a lamb rather than the usual cross; and Temperance improbably pouring liquid from an urn into a chalice--all with the columns, arcades, and pedestals of classical architecture in the background. The most ambitious and successful English book collector of fine bindings in the 20th century, our previous owner J. R. Abbey (1894-1969) was a scholarly bibliophile whose copies are consistently found in the best obtainable condition. He was one of the few discerning collectors to purchase silver bindings in any quantity, and, as detailed by J. R. Hayward in "Silver Bindings in the J. R. Abbey Collection," he put together an impressive group of specimens dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries.

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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 Manufa

      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) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Corpus juris publici [...]. Ad ductum institutionum juris publici Philippi Reinhardi Vitrarii [...]. Editio repetita, a mendis repurgata [...]. 4 Bände.

      4. Titelblätter in Rot u. Schwarz. Mit gest. Titelportrait, gest. gefalt. Frontispiz, einigen Kupfervignetten u. 10 gefalt. Tabellen. Zus. ca. 5000 S., Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. a. 5 Bünden m. reicher Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückenschildern, goldgepr. Initialen (F. G. Z. S. H. u. W. u. Jahreszahl (1754) am Vorderdeckel sowie dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. Umfangreiche dritte Ausgabe des wichtigen Werkes, eine Leistung staunenswerthen Fleißes und umfassendster Belesenheit, mit Recht geschätzt als vollständig und zuverlässig [...] vermögen diese vier Quartanten freilich eine ganze staatsrechtliche Bibliothek zu ersetzen (Stintzing/L.). - Exemplar mit dem Appendicis loco und dem Index rerum et verborum im vierten Band, jedoch ohne das Repertorium. - Die dekorativen Einbände leicht beschabt bzw. bestoßen sowie mit wenigen kl. Wurmspuren. Rücken m. kl. Spuren entfernter Nummernschildchen. Vorsatzbll. m. Namenszug. Schwach gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Vgl. Stintzing/Landsberg III/1, 42.

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        Observations d'histoire naturelle, faites avec le microscope, sur un grand nombre d'insectes, et sur les animalcules [.] avec la description et les usages des différens microscopes

      1754 - 2 tomes en 1 volume, A Paris, chez Briasson, 1754-1755, in-4, 2 tomes en 1 volume, XX-38-[1]-124-VI-78-27 pages, 53 planches dépliantes, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge, tranches rouges, Seconde édition, posthume et très augmentée, du premier traité français de microscopie, paru pour la première fois en 1718, oeuvre de l'un des premiers contradicteurs de la théorie de la génération spontanée. Louis Joblot (1645-1723), prolifique inventeur de microscopes, qui ne fut jamais fabricant, débuta ses recherches en microscopie et sur les organismes microscopiques à la suite des démonstrations de Huygens et d'Hartsoeker devant l'Académie des Sciences durant l'été 1678. La publication de 1718 forme donc l'aboutissement de 36 années de travail et d'étude. La seconde édition donne la prééminence, comme le souligne le nouveau titre, aux observations d'histoire naturelle qui se trouvent en tête de l'ensemble : ces dernières comprennent les expérimentations et les résultats d'observation parus en 1718, servant à réfuter la théorie de la génération spontanée, et elles reprennent des observations sur les protozoaires qui avaient été faites précédemment par Leeuwenhoek, augmentées d'observations d'entomologie (pou, puce, mouche et moucheron), ou encore sur les cristaux de sel. La partie qui concerne la construction des microscopes forme ici le second volume. L'auteur y décrit l'utilité de ses 18 microscopes (microscopes à liqueurs, à tiges, à canon verre nommé "Tombeaux", un microscope monté d'une seule lentille, un très petit à deux verres, un porte-loupe, un microscope à trois verres convexes des deux côtés et des microscopes dits "universels"). Elle est augmentée de la description de deux nouveaux microscopes universels à plusieurs verres et de détails sur la "proportion des verres qui entrent dans [leur] composition". L'ouvrage est illustré de 53 planches gravées sur cuivre et de très belles vignettes dont l'une montre un observateur au microscope dans son cabinet scientifique. La plupart des planches représentent d'une part les microscopes et les accessoires utilisés par Joblot et, d'autre part, les "animaux" microscopiques qu'il avait observés dans les différents liquides analysés (vinaigre et infusions) et les insectes. On peut noter sur certaines planches des détails montrant les innovations apportées au XVIIIe siècle : vis à écrou pour la mise au point, cylindre à ressort pour glisser la lame du porte-objet, etc. Wellcome III, 356. Nissen 2114. DSB VII, 110. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte réduite du Golphe de S.t Laurent. Contenant l'Isle de Terre - Neuve et Partie de la Coste Des Esquimaux, l'Isle Royale, L'isle S.t Jean et Celle D'Anticosti & ca. Dressée au dépost des Cartes Plans et Journaux de la Marine pour le Service des Vaisseaux du Roi par ordre de M. Rouillé.

      1754. Paris, 1754. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 56,5 x 89,7 (alla lastra) più margini. Cartiglio in alto a destra, margini graduati su tutto il perimetro. Rara carta nautica del mare orientale del Canada (rare nautical maps of Eastern Canada Sea). Tranne un punto di ossidazione sul margine sinistro del foglio, esemplare stampato su carta forte, in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        DES HIMMLISCHEN SALOMONS ERQUICKLICHES LIEBES-MAHL; ODER: HEILIGE VORBEREITUNG ZUM TISCHE DES HERRN. ["HOLY PREPARATION FOR THE LORD'S TABLE"]

      Ulm: Daniel Bartholomäi, 1754. Intended to prepare the worshipper to receive Holy Communion, this little book of devotions is presented in a very attractive silver binding from one of the most distinguished collections of books ever assembled. The flourishes and flowers on lovely frames here are engraved in such deep relief that they give a filigree effect, and the Virtues (Temperance, Hope, and Justice on the upper cover, Charity, Faith, and Prudence on the lower) have a whimsical charm. Our artisan has combined classical and Christian iconography in his representations, showing, for example, Prudence in the garb of Athena, goddess of wisdom; Hope with an anchor and a raptor-like bird; Faith with a lamb rather than the usual cross; and Temperance improbably pouring liquid from an urn into a chalice--all with the columns, arcades, and pedestals of classical architecture in the background. The most ambitious and successful English book collector of fine bindings in the 20th century, our previous owner J. R. Abbey (1894-1969) was a scholarly bibliophile whose copies are consistently found in the best obtainable condition. He was one of the few discerning collectors to purchase silver bindings in any quantity, and, as detailed by J. R. Hayward in "Silver Bindings in the J. R. Abbey Collection," he put together an impressive group of specimens dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries.. 162 x 80 mm. (6 1/2 x 3"). 18 p.l., 407, [9] pp. A LOVELY CONTEMPORARY GERMAN SILVER BINDING OVER BLACK SHARKSKIN, covers with ornate frame in the Rococo style, with engraved vignettes of the Virtues (three to each side) nestled among a tangle of floral vines and flourishes, silver spine elements (with simpler floral decoration) at top and bottom above the unadorned sharkskin spine (these elements perhaps slightly later), two clasps at fore edge, each featuring a cherub surrounded by floral sprays, patterned pastedowns, all edges gilt. In a (slightly worn) russet buckram clamshell box, with the green morocco label of John Roland Abbey on upper cover, matching title label on spine, and yellow paper library label marked "JA 7343" on tail edge. With five engraved plates of biblical scenes. Front free endpaper with printed label of the National Exhibition of Works of Art, Leeds, 1868, signed in ink by C. Butler, Esq. Sotheby's "Silver and Enamel Bindings" 10 May 1985, lot 27. Four tiny holes to sharkskin covers, hinge open at )(3 and )(12, half a dozen gatherings a little proud, occasional faint marginal stains, otherwise an excellent copy, the silver unmarred and glistening, the text clean and fresh, and the binding entirely solid. Intended to prepare the worshipper to receive Holy Communion, this little book of devotions is presented in a very attractive silver binding from one of the most distinguished collections of books ever assembled. The flourishes and flowers on lovely frames here are engraved in such deep relief that they give a filigree effect, and the Virtues (Temperance, Hope, and Justice on the upper cover, Charity, Faith, and Prudence on the lower) have a whimsical charm. Our artisan has combined classical and Christian iconography in his representations, showing, for example, Prudence in the garb of Athena, goddess of wisdom; Hope with an anchor and a raptor-like bird; Faith with a lamb rather than the usual cross; and Temperance improbably pouring liquid from an urn into a chalice--all with the columns, arcades, and pedestals of classical architecture in the background. The most ambitious and successful English book collector of fine bindings in the 20th century, our previous owner J. R. Abbey (1894-1969) was a scholarly bibliophile whose copies are consistently found in the best obtainable condition. He was one of the few discerning collectors to purchase silver bindings in any quantity, and, as detailed by J. R. Hayward in "Silver Bindings in the J. R. Abbey Collection," he put together an impressive group of specimens dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries.

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        Le spectateur ou Le Socrate Moderne, où l'on voit un portrait naïf des moeurs de ce siècle. Traduit de l'anglois. Nouvelle édition, corrigée et augmentée d'un nouveau volume.

      Paris, Merigot, 1754-1755. 9 vols. Smal 8vo (17x10 cm). Contemporary marbled calf, gilt ornamental borders on covers and dentelle inside, spines richly gilt, with morocco title-vignettes, edges gilt. - (leather sl. rubbed, sl. worn) Although still very good set. See picture. Vol. 1: (iv), 536 pp.; vol. 2: (iv),472 pp.; vol. 3: (iv),454 pp.; vol. 4: (iv),456 pp.; vol. 5: (iv),468 pp.; vol. 6: (iv), 466 pp.; vol. 7: (iv),478 pp.; vol. 8: (xii),484 pp.; vol. 9: Supplément: (ii: blank), (vi), 422 pp. - Covers almost all aspects of early 18th century social life.

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        Neueröffnete Jäger-Practica, oder der wohlgeübte und Erfahrne Jäger.

      Heinsius Erben,, Leipzig, 1754 - 4 Teile in 1 Band. Folio. 16 Blatt, 148; 264; 184; 108 Seiten, 32 Blatt Register. Mit 21 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 4 gefalteten Tabellen und 1 Textholzschnitt. Gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe von 1746 um den 4. Teil erweitert. - Standardwerk der deutschen Jagdliteratur im 18. Jahrhundert. - Beschreibt das jagdbare Wild, Jagdhunde, Wildbahnen und Gehege, Jagdgeräte, Parforce-Jagd, Wildpflege und Forstwirtschaft. - Mit einem Anhang über die Fischerei. - Die Kupfertafeln zeigen Wildgehege und Gatter, Raubzeug-Fallen, Jagdzubehör etc. - Jäger-Praktika, Jägerpractica, Gerne sende ich Ihnen auf Anfrage ein Bild des Buches/der Bücher. A picture of this book is available on request by email. 2000 g. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Papier gebräunt, stellenweise auch leicht braunfleckig, eine Tafel mit hinterlegtem Einriss, gutes und vollständiges Exemplar mit allen Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit goldgepr. Rückenschild.

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        1754 Buffon Natural History ANIMALS Illustrated Elephant Camel Sheep Ox Zoology

      A Paris, : De l'Imprimerie royale., [1754]. First edition. - 1754 Buffon Natural History ANIMALS Illustrated Elephant Camel Sheep Ox Zoology "Virtually all the well-known writers of the Enlightenment were ‘Buffonians’" Ernst Mayer The monumental work by Comte de Buffon, “Histoire Naturelle,” was fascinating 18th-century collection of articles and encyclopedia entries on material sciences, physics, chemistry, technology, as well as the history of animals. Buffon wrote the volumes with the intent of addressing all of natural history, but after realizing the grandeur of the work, it focuses only minerals, birds, and quadrupeds. This eleventh volume includes over 40 full-page copper engravings. This tome on zoology is one of the most popular tomes in the entire Buffon collection. It features the world’s largest land animals as well as other large mammals. Animals and illustrations include: elephants, rhinoceroses, camels, buffalo, aurochs, bison, zebu, deer, oxen, big horn sheep, and more! Each description includes anatomical aspects, as well as history of the animal and habitat. Item number: #480 Price: $ 550 BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere, : avec la description du cabinet du roy. A Paris, : De l'Imprimerie royale., [1754]. First edition. Details: • Collation volume complete with all pages: [4], 450, [2] p., [XLIII leaves of plates] o Includes ‘general’ title page consistent with first editions. • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: French • Size: ~10in X 8in (25.5cm x 20cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uebersetzung der Algemeinen Welthistorie die in Engeland durch eine Geselschaft von Gelehrten ausgefertiget worden. Dreizehnter [und] Vierzehnter [13. und 14.] Theil. Nebst den Anmerkungen der holländischen Uebersetzung auch vielen neuen Kupfern und Karten / Genau durchgesehen und mit häufigen Anmerkungen vermeret.

      Halle : Gebauer, 1753-1754 - Theil 13: [6] Bl., 718 [i.e. 700] S., [3] gef. Bl. : Kupfert., 8 Ill. (Kupferst.), 1 Karte. (Kupferst.) . Fehler in der Paginierung: Seitenzählung springt von S. 324 (Bog. Ss4) auf S. 343. // Theil 14: [6] Bl., 748 S., [6] gef. Bl , Kupfert., 4 Ill. (Kupferst.), 2 Kt. (Kupferst.). Pergamenteinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Inhalt: Theil 13: Geschichte von Rom von dem Tode des Nero bis zum Tode des Vitellius. Geschichte von Rom von dem Tode des Vitellius bis zum Tode des Domitianus, des letzten von den zwölf Caesars, mit welchem sich das slavische Geschlecht geeindigt. Die römische Geschichte von dem Tode des Domitianus bis zum Tode des Trajanus . Die römische Geschichte von dem Tode des Trajanus bis zum Tode des Marcus Aurelius, da die Macht des römischen Reiches in Verfal zu geraten angefangen. Die römische Geschichte von dem Tode des M. Aurelius bis zum Tode Alexanders, da das Reich zum ersten Mal ohne die Einwilligung des Raths vergeben worden. Die römische Geschichte von dem Tode des Alexander Severus bis zur Gefangenschaft des Valerianus, da sich dreißig Personen auf einmal des Reichs bemächtigen, welche gemeiniglich die dreißig Tyrannen genant werden. Die römische Geschichte von der Gefangenschaft des Valerianus bis zur Abdankung des Diocletianus. /// Kupfer des 13. Theils: Serv. Sulpicii Galbae Bildnis; Salvii Othonis Bildnis; Aul. Vitelli Bildnis; Flavii Vespasiani Bildnis; Titi Flavii Vespasiani Bildnis; T. Flavii Sabini Domitiani Bildnis; Die allgemeine Karte des römischen Reichs; Vorstellung des großen Circi; Abbildung der Naumachiae Domitiani. - // Inhalt Theil 14: Die römische Geschichte von der Abdankung des Diocletianus bis zur Verlegung des kaiserlichen Sitzes nach Constantinopel durch Constantinus den großen; Die römische Geschichte von Verlegung des kaiserlichen Wohnsitzes nach Constantinopel bis zum Tode des Kaisers Julianus; Die römische Geschichte von dem Tode des Julianus bis zum Tode des Valens; Die römische Geschichte von dem Tode des Valens bis zur Zertheilung des Reichs; Die römische Geschichte von dem Tode Theodosius des großen bis zur ersten Eroberung von Rom durch die Gothen; Die römische Geschichte von der Eroberung der Stadt Rom durch die Gothen, bis an den Tod Theodosius des zweiten; Die römische Geschichte seit dem Tode Theodosius des zweiten, bis zum völligen Untergange des abendländischen Reichs mit dem Augustulus; Die römische Geschichte seit der Zerstörung des abendländischen Reichs bis zum Tode Justinianus; Die römische Geschichte von dem Tode Justinianus d. gr. Bis zur Absetzung der Irene und der Erhebung des Nicephorus. /// Verzeichnis der Kupfer des 14. Theils: Constantinopel nach seien 14 Gegenden; Stadt und Hafen von Constantinopel; Grundriß des Tempels der hl. Sophia; Der thracische Bosporus; Zeichnung einiger Seulen; Ansicht der Sophienkirche und Solimanie zu Constantinopel. - Einband mit Rückenschild und verblasstem handschriftlichem erläuterndem Rückentitel. Text teilweise etwas gebräunt und fleckig. Karten etwas gebräunt. Durch Register erschlossen, Frakturschrift. Namensstempel auf Vorsatz. Gutes Arbeits- und Studienexemplar mit allen Kupfern. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. 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. Edges a little rubbed; some scattered minor foxing; very good copy.

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        Der vom Frauenzimmer unschuldig verfolgte, geplagte und endlich ins gröste Elend gestürtzte Gelehrte oder wahrhaffte Geschichte eines nicht unbekannten Rechts-Gelehrten, einer grossen und Welt-berühmten Hansee-Stadt, aus dessen eigenhändigen hinterlassenen Nachrichten ans Licht gestellet [The scholar innocently hounded, tormented and finally plunged into deepest misery by a woman, or the true tale of a not entirely unknown legal scholar from a large and world-famous Hanseatic town, brought to light based on handwritten notes discovered after his death]

      In Commission der Buchnerschen Handlung, Frankfurt und Leipzig 1754 - Small octavo (16.8 × 10 cm). Later (late nineteenth-century) half parchment with hand-written title to spine; marbled boards; [3], 78 pp. Few old stains to gutter and some toning; else very good. First and only edition of this anonymously published German erotic novel, which contains possibly the earliest literary depiction of the "dumb blond" stereotype. It precedes the depiction in a 1775 satirical play of Rosalie Duthé (1748-1830), a Parisian courtesan typically cited as the first recorded "stereotypical blonde" in modern history (see, for instance, Joanna Pitman, On Blondes, 2003). The novel's protagonist, Aquilius, a young lawyer from Hamburg, meets Hedwig, a striking beauty, "the most beautiful among blondes," who captivates him immensely. Although he initially mistakes her silence for exhaustion or reticence, Aquilius soon discovers that Hedwig is unable to engage in any sensible conversation and explaims: "the head is beautiful, but it contains no brain" ("Der Kopf ist schön, nur fehlt das Gehirn," p. 43). The novel contains numerous other misogynistic depictions of the many women Aquilius encounters, nearly all of which are depicted as taking advantage of the noble-minded and polite young jurist. Finally, driven into desperation, Aquilius agrees to marry the widow of a lawyer, who drives him to suicide by her controlling and demeaning behavior. Ronald Dietrich cites the text as a particularly interesting case combining the literary theme of the naive scholar with prejudice toward women: "Den Höhepunkt misogyner Darstellung im Zusammenhang mit dem Gelehrten stellt möglicherweise Talinus' 1754 erschienene und bereits im Titel aufschlußreiche Schrift . dar. Hier stößt man nicht von ungefähr auf die vielleicht erste Blondine der Literatur" (Dietrich, Der Gelehrte in der Literatur, p. 184). With the bookplate of the Dutch collector François Gerard Waller (1867-1934), as well as an earlier bookplate of H. Heerdinck, to front pastedown. Hayn/Gotendorf VII, 525 ("very rare"). Bibliotheca Germanorum erotica, p. 133. Rare, with KVK, OCLC locating only the copy at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ticemannus sive vita illustris Principis Theodorici (2 Teile in 1),

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1754. - quondam iunioris Thuringiae Landgravii orientalis et Lusatiae Marchionis ad ductum diplomatum et historicorum optimorum conscripta. Accedunt CCX. diplomata maxima ex parte hucusque ineditia variis illustrata adnotationibus et X. sigilla aeri incisa. Mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 10 Blatt, 412 Seiten; 259 Seiten, 2 Blatt, Kalbslederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 24 x 21 cm, Der schöne Einband minimal berieben, innen etwas gebräunt, gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New And Complete Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences [ct 8 Vols In 4]

      London: Printed for W. Owen, At Homer's Head, in Fleet-Street. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1754-1755. First Edition. Hardcover. b/w illustrations; . .. Comprehending all the branches of useful knowledge, with Accurate Descriptions as well of the various Machines, Instruments, Tools, Figures, and Schemes necessary for illustrating them, as of The Classes, Kinds, Preparations, and Uses of Natural Productions, whether Animals, Vegetables, Minerals, Fossils, or Fluids ; Together with The Kingdoms, Provinces, Cities, Towns, and other Remarkable Places throughout the World. Illustrated with above three hundred copper-plates, curiously engraved by Mr. Jefferys, Geographer and Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. The whole extracted from the best authors in all languages. By a society of gentlemen. ..." Armorial bookplate of Osmund Ricardo . English language. Engraved frontispiece, 301 engraved plates (2 folding) , folding chart. Contemporary sheep bindings with red morocco labels titled in gilt. 5.5 x 8.5". 23 lbs. Firmly bound, text clean and bright. 8 Volumes bound in 4, complete. ; 14 .

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        Scelta di XXIV vedute delle principali contrade, piazze, chiese, e palazzi della Citt

      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, 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 most handsome example. A complete set of the finest pictorial record of the historical architecture of Florence in the eighteenth century. Zocchi, a painter, draftsman, and etcher, was the protege of Gerini who commissioned these prints and also paid for his artistic education in Rome, Bologna, and Lombardy. Although he painted 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 during a significant festivity and are possibly the earliest views Zocchi made for this series. The broadest depictions of the city are found in the six views structured around the River Arno. They display the uses of the river, the splendid bridges that cross it, and the great buildings along its shore. The other views are a mixture of secular and religious spaces and buildings. They present florence in a fine light; beautiful architecture combined 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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        Négociations de Monsieur le Comte d'Avaux en Hollande depuis 1679, jusqu'en 1684

      Chez Durand|& Pissot, 1754. - Chez Durand & Pissot, A Paris 1754, in-12 (9,5x16,5cm), (2) 198pp. ; (2) 174pp. et (2) 145pp. ; (2) 184pp. et (2) 160pp. ; (2) 163pp., 6 tomes reliés en 3 volumes. - Nuova edizione dopo la prima pubblicata nel 1752. Pagine in piste rosse e nere. Copia in code di armi. Leganti in pieno periodo di pelle di pecora granito. indietro liscio decorato. parti del titolo e il numero del volume marocco marrone chiaro. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après la première parue en 1752. Pages de titres en rouge et noir. Edition posthume réalisée par l'abbé Maillet. Exemplaire aux armes en queues de Louis Guillaume Chuberé, de gueule à trois roses d'argent, conseiller honoraire au Parlement dont la bibliothèque connaîtra une publication. Reliures en pleine basane granité d'époque. Dos lisses ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin havane, et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Petite fente en tête au mors supérieur des tomes I et III. Frottements. Bel exemplaire.   Le Comte d'Avaux fut ambassadeur de France en Hollande, l'ouvrage conte par le menu, et d'une manière toute diplomatique et plutôt neutre, les relations entre la France et la Hollande depuis la paix de Nimègue. Le récit est établi à la première personne, faisant ainsi croire à des mémoires authentiques.

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        De formulis et sollemnibus populi Romani verbis, Libri VIII.Frankfurt, Joannes Wechel and Petrus Fischer and consorts, 1592. 4to. With title-page printed in red and black, woodcut printer's device, woodcut head- & tail pieces and initials. Contemporary gold-tooled calf.

      - Adams B-2848; NBG VII, 435; VD 16, B-8330; Waller 153; cf. Graesse I, 541 (1754 edition). Second, revised and enlarged edition of a comprehensive compilation of Roman legal terminology, including remarks and data on the Latin language, Roman customs, religion politics and literature, by the French jurist and philologist Barnab

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