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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 et aux moeurs des Turcs.

      Amsterdam, P., Dessaint, Saillant, 1754, pet. in 8°, de VIII-215 pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, coiffes très lég. usées, tr. marbrées. Bon exemplaire. Edition originale de ce rare recueil des cérémonies du pèlerinage de la Mecque dû au neveu du traducteur des "Mille et une nuits", qui fut également un spécialiste des langues orientales et qui remplit les fonctions de drogman dans le Levant. Le recueil contient aussi: le "Cathéchisme musulman" d'après le Cheîkh Aly fils d'Iaakoub, la trad. d'une dissertation de Zehny Effendy sur les sciences des turcs, une relation de l'isle de Chio, de la marche du mariage de la Sultane Esma. Intéressant témoignage transcrit nous dit l'auteur d'après "des manuscrits que j'ai eu avec beaucoup de peine dans l'Orient, car les Musulmans sont fort réservés, et ne s'ouvrent que très difficilement aux chrétiens sur les détails de leur religion". Rare ¶ Hage Chahine n°1769 - Chadenat 5207 - Gay 3639 - Blackmer 643.

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        Neueröffnete Jäger-Practica, Oder der wohlgeübte und Erfahrne Jäger, Darinnen eine vollständige Anweisung zur gantzen Hohen und Niedern Jagd-Wissenschaft in Vier Theilen (.) mit vielen Kupfern und Grund-Rissen. Nebst einer Vorrede von Freyherr von Wolf. 4 Teile in einem Band.

      Johann Samuel Heins sel. Erben 2., vermehrte Auflage 1754, Leipzig - 4°. Mit 22 (davon 21 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln, einem Textholzschnitt und Kopf- und Schlußvignetten. Schmutztitel, Titel, 14 nicht numerierte Blatt, 3 nicht paginierte Seiten, S.4 -148; 3 nicht paginierte Seiten, S. 4-264; 3 nicht paginierte Seiten, S.4-184, 3 nicht paginierte Seiten, S. 4-108; 32 nicht numerierte Blatt. Halblederband der Zeitauf sechs echten Bünden mit goldgeprägtem rotem Rückenschildchen. Standardwerk der deutschen Jagdliteratur des 18. Jahrhunderts. - Lindner 11.0519.02. - Zweite, um einen vierten Teil vermehrte Ausgabe des erstmals 1746 erschienen Jagdklassikers. - Im ersten Teil zusätzlich eine weitere Kupfertafel zwischen gebunden "Ein mit dem Berliner Eisen gefangener Luchs". - Aus der Bibliothek "Bibliotheca Tiliana" von Kurt Lindner. - Einband stellenweise stärker berieben und bestoßen; Ecken und Kanten teils beschabt und bestoßen; Vergoldung des Rückentitels stärker berieben; oberes Kapital stärker beschabt; vorderes Außengelenk gebrochen; am 3. Bund Leder leicht brüchig, ebenso am linken Rand des Titelschildchen. Seiten und Kupfertafeln durchgehend teils mehr, teils weniger gebräunt und stockfleckig, teilweise wasserrandig. Im vorderen Vorsatz leimschattige Reste von Klebestreifen, einem Abklatsch einer Papierecke, Vermerke von alter Hand beidseitig sowie ein Bibliotheksschildchen aus der „Biblioteca Tiliana" auf dem angeklebten Vorsatz. Auf Titel Besitzervermerk von alter Hand, auf Titelseite verso ein kleiner Bibliotheksstempel. Zwischen erster und zweiter nicht numerierter Seite Buchblock gebrochen; die zwischengebundene Kupfertafel leicht beschädigt und eingerissen, ohne Bildverlust; an den übrigen Kupfertafeln teilweise kleine Knicke und Falten und leichte Randläsuren, jedoch ebenfalls ohne Bildverlust. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte Herrn Carl Grandison. In Briefen entworfen von dem Verfasser der Pamela und der Clarissa. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. 7 Teile in 4 Bänden.

      Leipzig Weidmann -1759 Format: 8° 552 574; 624 504; 510 646; 471 [1] S Mit feiner gestochener Titelvignette von Bernigeroth Honigfarbenes Pergament der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf Rotgrund (teils abgerieben) und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt etwas fleckig 1754 - Von größtem Einfluss auf die deutsche Literatur*** Erste deutsche Ausgabe des dritten und letzten großen Romans aus der Feder des englischen Schriftstellers Samuel Richardson (1689-1761). Verfasst in der Form eines Briefromans war "Carl Grandison" nach "Clarissa" und "Pamela" sein bedeutendster Erfolg im Genre des empfindsamen Tugendromans bekannt ist. "Der Erfolg und die literarische Nachwirkung auch dieses Romans von Richardson reichten weit über England hinaus. In Deutschland, wo sofort nach seinem Erscheinen eine [i.e. die vorliegende!] Übersetzung herauskam, wo sämtliche Werke des Engländers entscheidend zur Ausbreitung des Empfinsamkeitskults beitrunen und, wie Herder sagte, 'ihre goldne Zeit erlebten', schrieb im Jahr 1760 der junge Wieland in Anlehung an 'Grandison' sein empfinsames Trauerspiel 'Clementine von Poretta'. Im selben Jahr begann Musäus mit der Veröffentlichung seines dreibändigen parodistischjen Briefromans 'Gradison der Zweite oder Geschichte des Herrn von N**' (1760-1762), den er später umarbeitete und 'Der deutsche Grandison' (1781) nanne" (KNLL). Die Übersetzung wird einerseits J. D. Michaelis (G. Ba. In KNLL), andererseits Johann Mattheson (Goedeke) zugeschrieben. Band VII wurde erst später publiziert, hier aus der Ausgabe von 1759. Vorsatz mit zeitgenössischem Besitzvermerk von "F. H. Zoellner, geborner Brincken" und einem kleinen weiteren durchgestrichenen, wenige Knick- und Knitterspuren, gering gebräunt, kaum fleckig, insgesamt sehr schönes, einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar dieses für die deutsche Literaturgeschichte so bedeutenden selten Werkes. Goedeke IV/1, 576, 9. KNLL IV, 98f. Vgl. Drabble 829. 7 Teile in 4 Bänden. Erste deutsche Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

      London printed by W. Strahan for the Author MDCCLIV 1754 - Containing, an account of what is most remarkable in their present state, as well as in their monuments of antiquity. FIRST EDITION 1754, folio, approximately 360 x 240 mm, 14 x 9½ inches, large folding engraved frontispiece, 1 page of the Greek Alphabet, 32 engraved plates of 34, some part folding and 3 large folding. LACKS THE MAPS OF CYPRUS AND SYRIA. Pages: (4), 1-311, [1], including Thermometer tables, rebound in quarter calf by Pierre Thibaudeau, his label on last pastedown, gilt lettered maroon label, gilt decoration betwen raised bands, marbled boards, cream endpapers. Slight rubbing to binding, library stamp to bottom of title page and bottom of 1 folding plate, title page has age-browning to outer edge not affecting image, pale damp staining to top margins, just affecting several plates, 9 leaves have repairs to top inner margins with acid free document repair tape, not affecting text or images, 1 plate has tear repaired to top margin not affecting images, 4 plates have been trimmed with loss of 1 margin, some small neat repairs to plates, mostly to folds and margins, the book has been tightly bound, obscuring some of the captions of the plates, tip of 2 corners missing, pale offset from text to both sides of plates and blank parts of text pages, endpapers lightly stained, some creases to a few pages, occasional marginalia, occasional pale age-browning and fox spots, a good sturdy working copy. The author was a British Consul at Aleppo between 1754 and 1756. The present work takes the form of 13 letters written mostly to his brother during his travels from 1744 to 1750. Cyprus in particular is extensively described demonstrating Drummond's first-hand knowledge not only of its antiquities and people but its imports and exports. Sotheby's The Library of Henry M. lackmer II, page 267, No. 557; A reference Guide to the Literature of Travel by Edward Cox, Volume 1, No. 1754; The Atabey Collection, The Ottoman World, Volume 1, No. 363. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Institutiones Astronomiae selectis observationum et calculorum exemplis illustratae.

      Wittenberg, Zimmermann 1754 - 4°. 3 nn. Bl., 384 S., 3 nn. Bl., mit 16 Kupfertafeln. Neues Halbleder im Stil der Zeit mit Rückentitel und leichter Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe, selten. - Poggendorff II, 1281. - Ein für seine Zeit wichtiges und gutes Lehrbuch der Astronomie. Der Autor, Johann Friedrich Weidler (1691-1755) verfasste noch eine Reihe mathematischer Schriften sowie ein wichtige Geschichte der Astronomie, die ebenfalls heute sehr selten ist. "Mit fast allen bedeutenden Astronomen seiner Zeit unterhielt er einen lebhaften Briefwechsel; der damals berühmte Delisle besuchte ihn 1747 in Wittenberg. Auch fand sein redliches Streben öffentliche Anerkennung durch die Aufnahme in viele gelehrte Gesellschaften, unter denen hier nur die Royal Society und die Berliner Akademie der Wissenschaften genannt seien." (ADB 41, 454). - Am Anfang und Ende am unteren Rand wasserfleckig, Titel mehrfach gestempelt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Etymologisches Wörterbuch - der in Oberdeutschland, vorzüglich aber in Oesterreich üblichen Mundart. - [komplett in 3 Bänden].

      Titel, 9 Blatt, 342 Seiten, 1 Blatt / 362 Seiten, 1 Blatt / 344 Seiten, 36 Blatt. 8, Schlichte Pappbände der Zeit mit geprägten Rückenschildchen Am Einbandrücken im unterem Bereich wohl Signatur-Schildchen entfernt, 3. Band am oberem Kapitell etwas rissig. Titel jeweils mit Stempel eines Wiener Verlages und Nummernvermerk, sonst sauber. Ein gutes, solides und ansprechendes Set dieses für Wort- und Sprachkunde, Geschichtswissenschaften, Volkskunde, die Naturwissenschaften sowie Geistesgeschichte wichtigen Werkes.- Überwiegend in Fraktur-Schrift.Matthias Höfer (1754-1826), Benediktiner in Kremsmünster war früher Vertreter der Sprachwissenschaft in Österreich. Sein Wörterbuch behandelt hauptsächlich das Oberdeutsche in weiterem Sinne, besonders aber das Oberösterreichische. Die Einleitung bringt auch eine kleine kommentierte Bibliographie., der letzte Band enthält div. Register, so aller erklärten Wörter und eine Liste der "Trivial-Benennungen" nach dem Linnéschen System. - Zu Autor siehe Wurzbach IX, 99., ÖBL II, 351, zu Werk und Autor: B. Pitschmann (online erfügbar). ****An unsere Kunden in Deutschland: Versand nach Deutschland zweimal in der Woche ab Freilassing mit der Deutschen Post Unsere Rechnungen an deutsche Kunden enthalten deutsche Umsatzsteuer!***

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        Le Microscope à la portée de tout le monde ou description, calcul & explication de la nature, de l'usage & de la force des meilleurs microscopes; avec les méthodes nécessaires.... le détail des découvertes... un grand nombre d'expériences & d'observations... Trad. de l'anglois...

      Paris, Ch. A. Jombert, 1754, in 8°, de XVII-1f.-356pp., ill. de 15 planches gravées se dépl. de microscopes ou d'observations, pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, qq. très rares rousseurs, sinon bel exemplaire. Première et unique édition française, du "microscope made easy" paru en 1743, elle est rare. Elle est augmentée par rapport à l'édition anglaise de "plusieurs observations sur le Polype", résultat des recherches de Baker sur le polype d'eau douce, et d'une planche du microscope solaire ou chambre obscur. On y trouve la description des différents types de microscopes, leur fabrication et leur utilisation. Baker inventa plusieurs microscopes dont un rare microscope catoptrique fabriqué par E. Scarlett à Londres. La traduction est due au Père Esprit Pézenas. ¶ Blake p.28 - Wellcome II.88 - Daumas instruments scientif. p.215 & 300 - Poggendorff 91 - Nissen 202.

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        Pensées sur l'Interprétation de la Nature

      S.l., 1754, in 12, de 3ff. 206pp. 6ff. de table, pl. veau brun époque, dos orné, coiffes anciennement restaurées, bon exemplaire. Seconde édition augmentée et en partie originale, conforme à la description de David Adams. Rappelons que l'édition originale de 1753 est rarissime, on en connaît en effet que deux exemplaires. Réputées d'un accès difficile, les "Pensées sur l'interprétation de la nature" sont centrales pour la compréhension plus globale de l'oeuvre de Diderot. Il s'agit d'un recueil de 58 pensées sur le raisonnement scientifique et sur les conjectures; dédiées « aux jeunes gens qui se disposent à l'étude de la philosophie naturelle ». L'auteur enjoignant d'avoir toujours à l'esprit que « la nature n'est pas Dieu, qu'un homme n'est pas une machine, qu'une hypothèse n'est pas un fait ». ¶ Adams, Biblio. Diderot, PE2 « La comparaison de la présente édition avec celle de 1753 indique que le texte a été tantôt étoffé, tantôt remanié ... il est donc inexact de prétendre, comme on l'a parfois fait, que les éditions de 1753 et de 1754 ne constituent qu'une seule et même version des Pensées, car cette hypothèse laisse de coté les remaniements apportés à de nombreuses pages de l'édition originale . Cette édition ayant subi bien des changements au cours de l'impression, tous les exemplaires ne sont pas forcément identiques...» - Tchemerzine-Scheler II, 936. - Cioranescu 24097.

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        Relation des missions du Paraguai traduit de l'italien. (par Félix-Esprit de Lourmel)

      Paris, Bordelet, 1754, in 12, de XXIV-402pp. 2ff., ill. d'une grande carte gravée d'Anville se dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, coiffe inf. usée sinon bon exemplaire. Ouvrage d'un grand intérêt, qui n'émane pas d'un Jésuite, mais du grand érudit italien Muratori, d'après des documents officiels et la correspondance du père Gaetano Cattaneo. La Mission jésuite du Paraguay est à la fois une entreprise de mission catholique et un véritable État théocratique gouverné par les Jésuites en un système social "utopique" et égalitaire sans équivalent dans l'Histoire. Les missions disparaissent en 1767, avec l'expulsion des Jésuites par les Portugais à qui les Espagnols avaient cédé le Paraguay. ¶ Borba de Moraes, II, p.603 - Leclerc, 1918. - Sabin, 51419 - Sommervogel, V, p.37 - Chadenat, 392 "Relation estimée et l'une des meilleures pour l'histoire des Indiens du Rio de la Plata".

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        Vollständige Anweisung, alle Arten von regularen Pracht-Gebäuden nach gewissen Reguln zu erfinden, auszutheilen und auszuzieren. Benebst einer gedoppelten Vorstellung der Sechs Ordnungen der Bau-Kunst.

      Augsburg, Lotter für Wolff 1754 - Folio. Gestochenes Frontispiz, 34 nn. Bl., mit 71 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und einigen Textholzschnitten. Marmoriertes Leder der Zeit, (Vordergelenk unterlegt, etwas berieben, Ecken gestaucht). Angebunden: 2) Ders. Ein sehr nöthiges Haupt-Stück Der vollständigen Anweisung zu der Civil-Bau-Kunst, . Von Land-Wohnungen und Meyereyen, sonderlich vor die von Adel. Augsburg, Detleffsen für Wolff, 1721. 10 nn. Bl., mit 9 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und einigen Textholzschnitten. 3) Ders. Vollständige Anweisung alle Arten von Bürgerlichen Wohn-Häusern wohl anzugeben:. Augsburg, Späth für Hertel, 1761. 8 nn. Bl., mit 15 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Vgl. Thieme/Becker XXXII 254 ff.; Katalog der Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 1993. - Sammelband mit 3 späteren Ausgaben (Teile 2, 16 und 7) der insgesamt 18 Teile umfassenden Reihe "Der verneuerte Grundmann", die von dem zu seiner Zeit bedeutendsten Architekturtheoretiker Leonhard Christoph Sturm (1669-1719) herausgegeben wurden. - Es werden die Säulenordnungen nach Goldmann, Verzierungen der Säulen, landwirtschaftliche Güter und Schlösser mit Gärten und Stallungen, sowie verschiedene Wohnhäuser dargestellt. - Eine Tafel etwas angeschmutzt, sonst schönes, sauberes Exemplar mit kräftigen Kupfertafeln. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abrégé des Commentaires de M. de Folard, sur l'Histoire de Polybe. Par M*** Mestre de Camp de Cavalerie.

      First edition, richly illustrated compendium of the famous knight Folard comments prepared by the Count de Chabot. 113 intaglio plates - sometimes folding (Volume I: 51, Volume 2: 22 and Volume 3: 40) - representing technical, battle scenes and war machines of Antiquity; with 4 maps and a map of Cremona. Full speckled calf blond. Back with five nerves adorned parts of title and volume number of red morocco and gilded boxes and jewels; golden tail lace. All red edges. Two caps head threadbare, the third a little rubbed. Some worm holes on the back of the second volume. Two corners bumped. Many scuffs. Stress once again the importance of this work in the theory of military strategies. Must be the Count de Chabot this issue that does not retain the entire history of Polybius, in 6 Vol. in 4, but is mainly focused on the comments. And military strategist, eventually Folard commandant and Mestre camp, the draft Folard (we nicknamed the French Vegetius) was developing his ideas by commenting on the text of Polybius. The book contains the famous treatise on the column, which Folard military training and the inventor, and the Treaty of the "attack and defense of places Veterans. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez La Veuve Gandouin, Giffart, David, Jombert et Durand Paris 1754 3 volumes in-4 (19,5x25,5cm) relié

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        Notizie istoriche delle chiese fiorentine divise ne' suoi quartieri.

      Stamp. P.G. Viviani, 1754. 10 vol. in 4, semplice leg. posteriore in mz. perg. con punte e carta marmorizzata, tass. al dorso; ritr. dell'a. ed altre 46 tavole incise f.t. (molte delle quali ripiegate) raffiguranti varie vedute di Firenze (chiese, ponti, interni); altre incisioni n.t. Es. a pieni margini, fresco e in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara opera a trovarsi completa di tutte le tavole, importante per l'architettura e la storia della città.

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        Traité physique et historique de l'aurore boréale Suite des Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, année 1731, Seconde édition revue & augmentée de plusieurs éclaircissements.

      P., Imprimerie Royale, 1754, in 4°, de 6ff. 570pp. XXIIpp. de table, ill. de 17 planches gravées se dépl. et 1 tableau h. t., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, exemplaire frappé aux armes de Louis XV, et à son chiffre couronné au dos, triple filet doré sur les plats, un mors inf. lég. fendu et qq. traces de mouillure en marges des premiers et derniers feuillets sinon bel exemplaire. (Olivier H. R., fer N°2495/2) Seconde édition très augmentée de 21 chapitres d'éclaircissements et de 2 planches. Ouvrage paru dans les Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences. Ce phénomène de l'aurore boréale avait suscité de nombreux débats depuis le XVII° siècle. L'auteur tente ici une explication et dénombre aussi chronologiquement les apparitions depuis le V° siècle et recense les nombreux phénomènes étranges qui ont accompagné ces aurores boréales, comme l'apparition d'objets volants ou d'armées célestes. Le traité comporte une liste très complète des aurores qui furent observées jusqu'en 1751. ¶ Poggendorff II/17 - Lalande p.397 - Honeyman 2112 - Wheeler Gift cat. 382 "The chapter on the relation between the aurora and the magnetic declination is of special interest" - DSB IX.33.

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        Oeuvres

      First Edition collective. Title pages in red and black. Full calf time scales. Back tooled raised. Parts of titles in red morocco. Caps heads slightly frayed; ditto for 6 caps tail. Upper jaw of volumes II, III, IV, V, VIII, IX and X in part split. Many corners bumped. Most false securities have not been linked in volumes. Despite these shortcomings, a good set of general appearance, decorative. In addition to works of poetry, drama, criticism, fables, various letters can be found in this edition of De La Motte and his famous correspondence with the Duchess of Lambert at the end of his life. We note that he was the author of L'Europe Galante and therefore he introduced three innovations in opera: ballet, and pastoral comedy-ballet. But more than his stories or tragedies, although they had considerable success in their time, it must be remembered, for his critical writing of the place that the author held in the literary life of his time, including in the quarrel between the ancients and moderns, De La Motte having repeatedly defended the use of modern, advocating the use of the theater prose and poetry, suspecting any pre-established rule of straitjacket creation. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Prault à Paris 1754 in-12 (9,5x16,5cm) (4) lx, (4) 264pp. et (8) 265-622p. et (12) 350pp. et (4) 440pp. et (4) 519pp. et (4) 510pp. et (4) 399pp. et (4) 322pp. et (4) 411pp. et (2) iv, 493pp. et xxiv, 262pp. 10 tomes reliés en 11 volumes

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        Della Natura delle Cose, libri sei, tradotti dal latino in italiano da Alessandro Marchetti. Dati nuovamente in luce da Francesco Gerbault. In Amsterdamo (ma Paris), a spese dell'editore, MDCCLIV (1754)

      Paris, 1754. 2 volumi in-8 grande, in carta di Olanda, pp.(4), 243 (tomo I), pp. 245- 543 (tomo II), entrambi con antiporta e titolo figurato, tre tavole a piena pag., incisi in rame f.testo. Disegnate e incise in rame dai grandi artisti del '700 francese, Eisen, Cochin, Le Lerrain, Aliamet, Lemire, Tardieu. Vignette e finalini nel testo. Famosa edizione, uno dei capolavo(i del libro ilustrato del XVIII sec. Esemplare con stupenda legatura coeva (non firmata ma probabilm. di Derôme) in pieno marocchino granata, con ricca estesa decorazione floreale in oro sui piatti e ai dorsi a nervi, dentelles int., contropiatti in bella carta marmorizz., tagli dorati. Ogni pagina è racchiusa in una filettatura in inchiostro rosso. Esemplare molto bello e perfettamente conservato, della traduzione italiana, del famoso testo dii filosofia epicurea del Caro (poeta latino, 99-55 a.C.) ''De rerum natura''. Pregiatissima edizione in esemplare d'amatore.

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        Serious reflections on the dangerous tendency of the common practice of card-playing;

      8vo., 24pp., well bound in modern boards with morocco labels on both upper cover and spine, lettered in gilt.Publisher: London: W. Owen.Year: [1754]Edition: First edition: scarce, although, not surprisingly, ESTC shows many copies in Oxford libraries. Jessel 1517 (commenting that this is "an amusing political skit").

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        Recueil de sculptures antiques grecques et romaines

      First edition illustrated with a fully engraved frontispiece title by Adam and 62 beautiful engravings to etchings by Chevilet (3) Defehrt (26) Fessard (5) Fonbonne (4), François (7 ), The Netherlands (3) The Mire (1) Surugue son (2), Tardieu (8) and 3 unsigned after designs by sculptor Lorraine Lambert-Sigisbert Adam (1700-1759). Some copies have title relay placed after the frontispiece, dated 1755 and entitled: Collection of antique, Greek and Roman scuptures, found in Rome, in the ruins of the palace of Neon and Marius. Some headpieces are the address of the place are Cheveau or Nancy. In addition, most of the copies do not contain the index and the warning attached to our copy after the frontispiece and start directly without figures found these autograph dedication of the authors at the end. Full glazed calf contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Triple Net border on covers with angular finials. All very rubbed. Head cover and missing tail. This beautiful catalog includes the reproduction of 68 ancient marbles and 5 original Adam marbles. The ancient marbles presented here from the ruins of Nero's palace at Palatine Hill and those of Marius Palace, located between Rome and Frascati. Conducted in France, they were purchased from the heirs of Cardinal Adam who enriched the collection with its own purchases in the Eternal City; these sculptures have also often been restored by the artist (he was also responsible for numerous antique prints by Cardinal). Five years before his death in 1754, Adam decided to sell his collection. He suggested to potential buyers form a gallery, decorate a library, living room, or finally enrich academy. Coming from a family of sculptors, Adam won the Prix de Rome in 1723 and lived a decade in the eternal city, protected by Cardinal de Polignac, Ambassador of France to Rome. He made contact with a specialty of Rome sculpture fountains (Neptune fountain at Versailles). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Joullainà Paris 1754 pet. in-folio relié

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        Traité des sensations

      First edition. Contemporary light brown armorial calf. Spine richly gilt with grotesque motifs and hydra figures at foot. Covers with triple gilt fillets and arms to centre. Gilt roulette frame to pastedowns. Marbled edges. The major work by the abbé de Condillac and one of the key works of French sensualism.From the library of Emmanuel-Pierre Rodocanachi with his engraved ex libris. De Bure l'aîné Londres et se vend à Paris 1754 in-12 (10,5x17cm) vj ; 345pp. et (4) 335pp. (1) 2 volumes reliés

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        La vie et les avantures surprenantes de Robinson Crusoe

      fifth edition of mention. The illustration includes a fold-out map of Robinson's trips and 21 unsigned figures.Binders full mottled calf and then frozen. Back with nerves decorated. as exhibits in beige morocco volume number of rooms with black wax. The volume numbers of volumes II and III rubbed the third defaced. A slightly blunted corner. A few pages browned in each of the volumes and some pages with foxing, but overall rather fine. Beautiful copy, which is quite unusual for this title is found most often connected modestly and in poor condition. Chez E. Luzac junior à Leyde 1754 in-12 (10x16,8cm) XIV, 629pp. et (2) VIII, 562pp. et XXX (2) 603pp. 3 volumes reliés

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        Versuch in sittlichen und zärtlichen Gedichten.

      Hemmerde,, Halle. 1754 - Mit gestoch. Titelvign. Kl.-8°. Tit., 3 Bll., 149 (3) S. Angebunden: Die Dichterin Lesbja. Altona, Korte, 1754. Mit gestoch. fig.Titelvign. 78 S., 1 Bl. - "Ja einige von Ihnen, so Johann Charlotte Unzerin und die "Dichterin Lesbja" gesellen sich der lebensbejahenden Richtung der Anakreontiker zu. Aber von einer ausgedehnten Tätigkeit der Frau ist hier noch nirgends die Rede " (Touaillon S. 65). Zu 1: Goed. III, 331, 73, 1 (irrig "1734") und IV, 1, 109, 23, 3; Hayn-Got. VIII, 46; Friedrichs 317. - Erste Ausgabe der zweiten Lyrikveröffentlichung der gebürtigen Hallenserin (1724-1782), die seit 1752 bis zu ihrem Tod in Altona lebte. Die gekrönte Dichterin war die Tochter des Organisten, Komponisten und Musikschriftstellers Johann Gotthilf Ziegler und mit dem Arzt, Psychologen und Dichter Johann August Unzer verheiratet. Die Autorin bemühte sich um Bildung und Eigenständigkeit der Frauen. In der ADB steht über ihre dichterischen Leistungen der vorliegenden Sammlung zu lesen "In dem.melancholischen Gedicht 'Ahndungen' gemahnt doch immerhin manches an Klopstock's Ode 'An Ebert' so fern sonst der Messiasdichter den poetischen Kreisen der U. steht, deren dichterischer Horizont ihr Leben lang Canitz und Günther, Richey und Hagedorn, Haller und Gellert, höchstens Pyra und Lange beherrschten. Das ehrlich tiefe Gefühl der liebenden Frau macht manche Albernheiten der bildungsbeflissenen jungen Dame gut". Johanna Charlotte Unzer hatte bereits in ihrem Gedichtband in weiser Voraussicht darauf wie folgt geantwortet "So Schwester! richtet uns die Welt, / und dies sind vieler Männer Klagen. / Doch ist uns auch freygestellt, / Viel schönen Männern dieß zu sagen." - Zu 2: Goed. IV/1, 30; Hayn-Got. IX, 347. - Erste Ausgabe der seltenen of kokett-anzüglichen Gedichte. Einzige Ausgabe der unbekannt gebliebenen Autorin, die laut Goedeke eine Freundin des Hamburger Arztes und Dichters Michael Dietrich Blohm war. Möglicherweise ist er der Herausgeber, der sich im Vorwort bei "Lesbja" dafür entschuldigt, die ihm vertraulich überlassenen Gedichte ohne ihr Wissen veröffentlicht zu haben. - Text durchgehend etwas braunfleckig, insgesamt jedoch gutes Exemplar dieses interessanten Doppelwerkes. Pp.-Bd. d. Zt. mit hs. Rückentitel, Titel mit Stempel der Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dissertations sur les anciens monumens de la ville de Bordeaux, sur les gahets, les antiquités, et les Ducs d'Aquitaine ; avec un traité historique sur les monnoyes que les anglais ont frappées dans cette province

      Chez Jean Chappuis 1754 - - Chez Jean Chappuis, A Bordeaux 1754, In-4 (20x25cm), (8) 199pp., relié. - Edition originale, très rare, illustrée de 8 planches dont 3 de monnaies. Reliure en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Manque le dernier caisson qui a été placé dans l'ouvrage. Trous de vers en tête. 2 coins émoussés. Rousseurs sur plusieurs planches mais ensemble relativement frais. Frottements. D'après l'Avis de l'éditeur", ces dissertations, présentées à l'Académie de Bordeaux, ont été publiées par J.-B. de Secondat [fils de Montesquieu], secrétaire perpétuel. Extrait du Journal des scavans, février 1775 : ".La lumière que ces scavantes et pénibles recherches répandent sur l'histoire de l'empire romain, sur celle de France et d'Angleterre, ne les rendent pas moins précieuses aux amateurs de l'Antiquité & à ceux qui s'appliquent aux médailles, qu'à ceux qui désirent connoître l'histoire particulière de Bordeaux." [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, very rare, illustrated with 8 boards including 3 currencies. Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. as Exhibit in Havana morocco. Misses the last box that was placed in the book. Wormholes in mind. 2 corners bumped. Foxing on several boards together but relatively fine. Friction. (8) 199pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anti-newtonianismi. Pars prima (-quarta)

      Morelli,, Neapoli, 1754 - Quattro parti legate in due volumi di cm. 23,5, pp. (12) 184 (14); (24) 253 (7): 27 (5) 190 (2): (8) 200. Con 34 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in pergamena rigida con titoli impressi ai dorsi. Qualche inevitabile brunitura e fioritura alle carte, dorsi scuriti, peraltro esemplare molto genuino e ben conservato. Si tratta del raro insieme di tutte le quattro parti dell'opera del Cominale che, come è noto, si trovano assai raramente insieme, tanto che le varie sezioni si propongono separatamente per l'aspetto monografico. Particolarmente rare sono la terza e la quarta parte tanto da non essere nemmeno citate nella biblioteca del Riccardi che pure descrive le prime due. L'opera risulta così suddivisa: Pars prima, in qua Newtoni de coloribus systema et propriis principiis geometrice evertitur et nova de coloribus theoria. demonstreatur; Pars secunda, in qua rejectis methodo, et philosophandi regulis newtonianis, totiusque sectae principiis indicatis. Pars tertia, in qua virium universi natura, origo, mensura, propagatia etc. enucleantur; Pars quarta in qua atronomiae newtonianae principia expedentur. Opera di rilevante interesse dello scienziato di Uggiano di Napoli, assai celebre nel '700 ed oggi quasi dimenticato. Come era nel suo innato istinto anche nella presente raccolta di scritti si scaglia polemicamente contro le teorie scientifiche del tempo ed in particolare contro la metodologia di Newton accusandolo di appoggiarsi solo sulla dogmatica affermazione aprioristica di una nuova teoria scientifica. Ciò gli valse le critiche dei numerosissimi sostenitori dell'ormai scomparso Newton. Fu tra l'altro ricordato nella storia dei colori di Goethe come uno dei principali studiosi della fisica dei colori del XVIII secolo. Cfr. Poggendorf e Minieri-Riccio.

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

      Paris: H.L. Guerin and L.F. Delatour, 1754-56. Two volumes, quarto, with three folding plates;in contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments with floral motifs, double labels, marbled endpapers and edges. The explorer Louis de Bougainville's first published work, and a milestone in his life. Few explorers could claim such a heady start to their careers.This quite precocious publication - Bougainville was in his early twenties when he completed the first volume - would kick-start his career and bring him wide recognition. By the time he completed the work with its second volume in 1756 he was already serving as secretary to the French ambassador in London, and was soon elected a member of the Royal Society, an unusual distinction for such a young foreigner. A great change of direction then occurred with his distinguished military and then naval careers, and his first voyage to the Falkland Islands; this was followed in 1766 by his most famous achievement, his circumnavigation, the first such French voyage, in the course of which only the Great Barrier Reef prevented his landing on Australian soil. He had specifically set out to reach "New Holland" by running west from Quiros's "Espiritu Santo", but turned away from the barrier presented by the Reef, heading north and coasting New Guinea.From the early 1750s Bougainville had studied under the mathematician and Enlightenment figure Jean le Rond d'Alembert, one of the editors of the Encyclopédie. The Traité du calcul integral, one of the earliest complete treatises on the integral calculus, reflects the influence of d'Alembert and follows on the work of l'Hôpital half a century earlier who had dealt with the infinitesimal calculus and had brought differential notation into general use in Europe. 'La plus grande partie des découvertes en ce genre (le calcul intégral) faites jusqu'au milieu de ce siècle (XVIIIème siècle) a été exposée par le cit. de Bougainville, dans son Traité du calcul intégral pour servir de suite à l'analyse des infiniment petits du marquis de l'Hôpital. La méthode et la clarté qui règnent dans cet ouvrage le rendront toujours précieux...' (Montucla, III p. 137). In fine crisp condition.

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        Traité des pierres, avec des notes physiques & critiques, traduites de l'anglois de M. Hill. Auquel on a ajouté deux lettres du même auteur, l'une au Docteur Parsons, sur les couleurs du saphir & de la turquoise; & l'autre à M. Folkes, président de la Societé Royale de Londres, sur les effets des différens menstrues sur le cuivre.

      Paris, Hérissant, 1754. ____ Première édition française, traduite du grec, avec de longs commentaires de John Hill. L'ouvrage sur les minéraux et les pierres de Théophraste, élève d'Aristote fera autorité durant tout le Moyen-Age. Les commentaires de Hill, plus longs que le texte de Théophraste, parurent pour la première fois en anglais en 1746. Ils forment eux-mêmes un essai sur les connaissances en minéralogie de son époque. Sinkankas 6593. Une éraflure sur un plat, mais bel exemplaire. *****. In-12. Collation : XXIV, 287 pp. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Le palais du silence. Conte philosophique

      Rare first edition of this literary hoax falsely attributed by the translator Cadmus Millet in a long explanatory preface. Illustrated with a frontispiece by Cochin. Full sheepskin vintage blonde. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Threadbare cap head portion and the upper joint open cap. Scuffs on the boards. The book begins with a preface on the award of the tale Cadmus of Miletus and continues with a well-documented on the establishment of colonies of Greece Chapter, in Asia Minor. The story depicts the life of the young prince, son of the king of Dorides, the story is a pretext, in the tradition of philosophical tale, the unveiling of certain truths. The Knight Arcq (1721-1795), natural son of the Count of Toulouse, played a significant role in the realm of ideas in the eighteenth, including by paying close attention to economic and social problems, more typically in this tale the The author deals with human passions and power. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. à Amsterdam [Paris] 1754 2 tomes en un Vol. in 12 (10x17cm) (2) 229pp. , 270pp. relié

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        Olympia, Pythia, Isthmia, and Nemea.

      4 volumes bound as 1: 158; 186; 79; 128 pages. Page size: 80 x 50 mm [31/8 x 2 inches]. Modern binding of full calf gilt. All edges gilt. Small lower outer corner missing from the title-page of Pythia; light browning here & there; else a very good set. Bondy pp.23-24; Gaskell Foulis Press 274; Mikrobiblion 192; Spielmann 413-15; Welsh 5705. (3).

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        Elemens du commerce

      Second edition of mention, partly original, published the same year as the first one. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Briasson, David l'aîné, Lebreton à Leyde & se trouve a Paris 1754 in-12 (10x17cm) relié

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        Practicks: Or, A System Of the more ancient Law of Scotland

      First edition of one of the most important of all works of Scots law, written in the late 16th century and compared to Justinian's Digest by Professor Walker, who calls it "the earliest extant general compendium of the post-medieval law of Scotland". Contemporary 1/2 calf, worn, rebacked, a good clean copy. Printed by Thomas and Walter Ruddimans, for A. Kincaid [etc.], Edinburgh, 1754.

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        A Sett of Anatomical Tables, with Explanation and an Abridgement of the Practice of Midwifery, with a view to illustrate a treatise on that subject, and collection of cases.

      London: D. Wilson, 1754. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. Large folio (552 x 375 mm). [2] leaves (title and preface) and 39 engraved plates, each with a letterpress explanation, by Grignion after Jan van Rymsdyk, Pieter Camper, and the author. Errata on final leaf. Contemporary sheep backed boards, metal clasp (spine repaired, boards heavily rubbed, extremities worn). Text and plates with light browning and little spotting throughout, light marginal dampstaining to 6 plates, closed tear in one plate, endpapers creased. Provenance: P. Manning (pencil incription to title-page). Still a very good, wide-margined copy. ----Norman 1955; Grolier Medicine 43B; Heirs of Hippocrates 826, NLM/Blake, p.420; Russell 753 (recording more than 14 editions); Waller 9012; Garrison-Morton 6154.1. - RARE FIRST EDITION, presumably issued in only 100 copies. "Smellie was the leading forceps practitioner in London, and several of the plates illustrate the use of this instrument in various presentations of the fetus. These engravings are the first accurate anatomical illustrations of the fetus in utero" (Norman). "Not until Smellie (1754) and William Hunter (1774) published their monumental volumes do we actually find illustrations of the foetus in utero which were really observed and faultlessly reproduced from an anatomic point of view" (Choulant-Frank, pp. 75, 284). The life-size pastel drawings Rymsdyk made for Smellie were far superior in accuracy to any that had appeared previously. William Hunter bought them at the posthumous sale of Smellie's collection in 1770, and they are now part of the Hunterian Collection at the University of Glasgow. Very Good.

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        The History of Sir Charles Grandison in a Series of Letters...

      London: Printed for S. Richardson, 1754. Seven volumes, small octavo, single leaf publisher's advertisement in volume IV, marginal tear with slight loss to one page of volume III and two pages in volume VI, some pages becoming loose (see volume IV), early owner's inscription to each title-page ("Jurin"), occasional eighteenth-century marginalia; overall an attractive set in contemporary full calf, banded spines with double green and red labels, some wear including chipping to some of the labels, and chipping to head and tail of spines, a little shaken. First editions: a handsome set, the third and last of Richardson's great epistolary novels, in striking contemporary condition.Considered a companion to the earlier Clarissa, here Richardson gave a portrait of a good man, to balance some of the portraits of bounders and cads that had graced his earlier novels. Richardson's patience - and vanity - had been tried by the publishing success of Fielding's Tom Jones, and he took some time to complete the tale. It was published anonymously ("by the Editor of Pamela and Clarissa"), but in the preface Richardson all but admitted his authorship.The novel has not been considered the equal of Clarissa - "none of his three novels has set modern criticism so much at variance as Grandison" notes the Cambridge History of English Literature - but its greatness is considered to be Richardson's ability to present a rich and varied cast of characters, and the freshness of his observation, particularly with regards to the comic figures. Jane Austen and George Eliot both thought highly of the book, and Ruskin ranked it with Don Quixote, though others have found Charles Grandison impossibly perfect and consequently uninteresting.Although showing a few signs of wear, and indeed of having been carefully read, this is an attractive set.The text of Sir Charles Grandison was pirated by an Irish printer who offered the first volumes for sale prior to the release of the London edition. The seventh, and final, volume of this set includes Richardson's lament of twenty pages denouncing the pirate edition and those who profited from it.

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        Pl T7, The Negro Fish and The Black-Tail

      Mark Catesby Pl T7, The Negro Fish and The Black-Tail Original hand-coloured engraving for 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands', Second edition, London 1754 255 x 356 mm £695

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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.

      London, printed by W. Strahan for the Author, MDCCLIV, 1754. Containing, an account of what is most remarkable in their present state, as well as in their monuments of antiquity. FIRST EDITION 1754, folio, approximately 360 x 240 mm, 14 x 9½ inches, large folding engraved frontispiece, 1 page of the Greek Alphabet, 32 engraved plates of 34, some part folding and 3 large folding. LACKS THE MAPS OF CYPRUS AND SYRIA. Pages: (4), 1-311, [1], including Thermometer tables, rebound in quarter calf by Pierre Thibaudeau, his label on last pastedown, gilt lettered maroon label, gilt decoration betwen raised bands, marbled boards, cream endpapers. Slight rubbing to binding, library stamp to bottom of title page and bottom of 1 folding plate, title page has age-browning to outer edge not affecting image, pale damp staining to top margins, just affecting several plates, 9 leaves have repairs to top inner margins with acid free document repair tape, not affecting text or images, 1 plate has tear repaired to top margin not affecting images, 4 plates have been trimmed with loss of 1 margin, some small neat repairs to plates, mostly to folds and margins, the book has been tightly bound, obscuring some of the captions of the plates, tip of 2 corners missing, pale offset from text to both sides of plates and blank parts of text pages, endpapers lightly stained, some creases to a few pages, occasional marginalia, occasional pale age-browning and fox spots, a good sturdy working copy. The author was a British Consul at Aleppo between 1754 and 1756. The present work takes the form of 13 letters written mostly to his brother during his travels from 1744 to 1750. Cyprus in particular is extensively described demonstrating Drummond's first-hand knowledge not only of its antiquities and people but its imports and exports. Sotheby's The Library of Henry M. lackmer II, page 267, No. 557; A reference Guide to the Literature of Travel by Edward Cox, Volume 1, No. 1754; The Atabey Collection, The Ottoman World, Volume 1, No. 363. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Essais de Montaigne

      Chez Jean Nourse & Vaillant. New edition. Reprinting the last edition given by Coste in 1745, in 7 volumes in-12 in London at Nourse jeans. Brunet III, 1839 states: "Montaigne editions data Coste are five in number, one in London, Nourse, 1745 7 volumes in 12, the last and also the best."Binding in full mottled calf time. Back smooth decorated. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Caps tomes I and IX threadbare. Upper jaw of Volume I slotted in mind. Light gaps along some jaws. Good copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Jean Nourse & Vaillant A Londres 1754 in-16 (8x14cm) 10 volumes reliés

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        Ta Tou Pindarou Olumpia. Ex Editione Oxoniensi

      Glasguae [Glasgow]: R. & A. Foulis, 1754. 158 pp. A-K8. Greek text printed on silk. 32mo (3 x 1-3/4 in). Contemporary dark green straight-grained morocco, covers tooled with gilt filet border and small floral tool at corners, flat spine divided into five panels, titled in one, the rest with small circular tools, a.e.g. Slightest rubbing to covers, else fine. In custom morocco pull-off case and chemise. 158 pp. A-K8. Greek text printed on silk. 32mo (3 x 1-3/4 in). Foulis Press Miniature Pindar on Silk. The first volume of the miniature four-volume Foulis Press edition of Pindar's Odes (printed 1754-1758), this copy one of only a handful printed on silk. It is complete in itself, the first volume being the only one of which some copies were printed on silk. As such, it is issued without the general title page (Ï€1). Gaskell notes silk copies in the British Library and the Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Additional silk copies are located at the Canterbury Cathedral Library and the Lilly Library. Only a handful of copies have sold at auction in the past 35 years. A near flawless copy of what is perhaps the only miniature book printed on silk. Gaskell 274; Brunet IV, 660; ESTC T134376; Mikrobiblion 192

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        The Works

      London: David Mallet, 1754. Five volumes, quarto; a good set in contemporary calf. First edition. Bolingbroke (1678-1751) was a prominent and controversial Tory politician in the reign of Queen Anne. Worn calf.

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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.

      London, printed by W. Strahan for the Author, MDCCLIV, 1754.. Containing, an account of what is most remarkable in their present state, as well as in their monuments of antiquity. FIRST EDITION 1754, folio, approximately 360 x 240 mm, 14 x 9½ inches, large folding engraved frontispiece, 1 page of the Greek Alphabet, 32 engraved plates of 34, some part folding and 3 large folding. LACKS THE MAPS OF CYPRUS AND SYRIA. Pages: (4), 1-311, [1], including Thermometer tables, rebound in quarter calf by Pierre Thibaudeau, his label on last pastedown, gilt lettered maroon label, gilt decoration betwen raised bands, marbled boards, cream endpapers. Slight rubbing to binding, library stamp to bottom of title page and bottom of 1 folding plate, title page has age-browning to outer edge not affecting image, pale damp staining to top margins, just affecting several plates, 9 leaves have repairs to top inner margins with acid free document repair tape, not affecting text or images, 1 plate has tear repaired to top margin not affecting images, 4 plates have been trimmed with loss of 1 margin, some small neat repairs to plates, mostly to folds and margins, the book has been tightly bound, obscuring some of the captions of the plates, tip of 2 corners missing, pale offset from text to both sides of plates and blank parts of text pages, endpapers lightly stained, some creases to a few pages, occasional marginalia, occasional pale age-browning and fox spots, a good sturdy working copy. The author was a British Consul at Aleppo between 1754 and 1756. The present work takes the form of 13 letters written mostly to his brother during his travels from 1744 to 1750. Cyprus in particular is extensively described demonstrating Drummond's first-hand knowledge not only of its antiquities and people but its imports and exports. Sotheby's The Library of Henry M. lackmer II, page 267, No. 557; A reference Guide to the Literature of Travel by Edward Cox, Volume 1, No. 1754; The Atabey Collection, The Ottoman World, Volume 1, No. 363. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Voyage philosophique et pittoresque, sur les rives du Rhin, a Liège, dans la Flandre, le Brabant, la Hollande, l'Angleterre, la France, etc. fait en 1790, . Paris, F. Buisson and Charles Pougens, l'an VIII [= 1800]. 3 volumes. 8vo. With a folding engraved map of Great Britain and 9 folding engraved views of famous English buildings. Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin (tree pattern), gold-tooled spines.

      - Quérard III, 168; Reusch "Forster, (Johann) Georg(e) (Adam) 1754-1794", in: Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850, pp. 365-366; cf. Uhlig, Georg Forster, pp. 261-270. Second French edition of what is considered Forster's major work, Ansichten vom Niederrhein. Forster's fame was instantly established when he published an impressive account of James Cook's second voyage around the world in 1778-1780. The present work details Forster's travels with Alexander von Humboldt to France, Germany and the Netherlands, intertwined with observations on politics, history, nature, and the arts and sciences. Fusing Enlightenment with early Romanticism, it "consolidated Forster's reputation as the master of subjective 'artistic' observation and description, which had a profound impact on the travel writing and landscape painting of the era" (Reusch).The third volume contains observations on Britain and British culture. The illustrations include a large map of Great Britain and 9 beautiful folding views, showing Westminster Cathedral, Windsor castle, St. Paul's, the House of the Lord Major of London, the London Stock exchange, Covent garden, the Hospital at Chelsea and at Greenwich and Hampton Court. Some browning, the bindings show some wear, otherwise in very good condition and attractively bound.

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        Allgemeine historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande... Vol. XII

      Leipzig: Arkstee & Merkus, 1754. Quarto, with 26 maps and plates (numbered 1-25 with a plate 10 bis); contemporary calf. German compendium of travel accounts published in the mid-eighteenth-century, including Dampier's voyages and excellent maps of Australia and the South Pacific.This single volume from a longer series is of great interest on its own account since it contains a good treatment of the early discovery of Australia, including Pelsaert's ill-fated landing on the Western coast, and a further five pages devoted solely to the discoveries of Abel Tasman in Van Diemen's Land and New Zealand. Likewise, the quest for a southern passage to the Pacific by Willem Corneliszoon Schouten is examined in great detail.The editor clearly took great interest in the Australian landfalls of William Dampier during the late seventeenth-century, and incorporates this material in a chapter of 32 pages. It includes two plates of Australian plants collected by Dampier, originally published in his Voyage to New Holland (London 1703). Further chapters totalling some 104 pages detail Dampier's circumnavigations of 1684-1689.This volume contains numerous maps of Australasian interest, including a chart of the South Pacific and a specific map of the Australian continent. In both maps the eastern seaboard is conjoined with New Guinea and Van Diemen's Land to form a continuous landmass, and Dutch landfalls are duly recorded. Other maps of interest include two charts of the equatorial wind currents (loosely derived from Dampier's map of the Pacific trade winds, but here updated with further information and printed across two sheets).The last seven plates are of special interest to the history of European mercantile expansion in East Asia, and illustrate a wide range of tropical fruits and products, including pepper, betel nut, papaya, mangoes, jack-fruit, bananas and so forth. Lacks front free endpaper, very good, scuffed.

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        ALS from St. Croix, to the Honorable Ralph Payne, Nevis, July 10, 1754. 'I have not had the pleasure of a line from you since March. I wrote you the 10th April and a few lines since concerning the negro fellow you sent down for sale ...'

      1754 50 lines in a neat hand on 2 sides of single 4to sheet, integral address leaf; stamp causing sm. hole to blank leaf & with a number of tears along folds.A letter from Alexander Cooper to Sir Ralph Payne, Chief Justice of St Kitts, and father of Sir Ralph Payne, 1st Baron Lavington, British politician and governor of the Leeward Islands. Yale University, which holds the papers of Baron Lavington and those of his father, records a co-partnership agreement between Payne (senior) and Alexander Cooper relating to a sugar plantation on the Island of St Croix in the American Virgin Islands.The plantation passed into the possession of Payne's son after the death of both Payne in 1863, and of Cooper sometime between 1860 and 1863. It is apparent from this letter (and others in the Yale archive) that Cooper's role is one of overseer with funds for the plantation provided by Payne. Having last corresponded with Payne in April, Cooper notes in detail the ongoing developments of their plantation, the construction of a boiler house and the cutting and grinding of the crop. 'As the roof was not ready we made a shade over the Coppiss for this crop and began grinding the 10th June, but we had so much rains from the 1st May, which put so great a suring(?) on the canes that from about 5 acres we only made 2 casks bad sugar & 3 casks rum'. Evidently with a plantation in development, Cooper bemoans the lack of mules and, more significantly, his dwindling number of slaves: 'had our crop but answered near to what might reasonably be expected of it I should not have had occasion to trouble you for anything but negros, of which indeed we want a great many, as in 3 years time we have lost one more than you have bought for the partnership. Of those two incorrigible runaways, I sent to the Northward(?) I have had accounts that Pero died a few days after his landing there & Joe the other sold for only £13 Sterling ...' Worse still, Cooper remarks on the recent and suspicious death of 'the most valuable negro we owned' whom he bought from Mr Shipton for £65 but 'would not have taken double that money for him he was so faithful & useful a negro'. The dying man insisted that he had been poisoned and Cooper, after his death, had him 'opened & examined' by two doctors to investigate the truth.To add to the rather forlorn air of Cooper's letter, he finishes by asking for the delivery of 6 more barrels of salt beef and a Lirkin of butter. 'We have had so many workmen since the 6B. [barrels] Beef came down that we have now only a barrel & half remaining, & not a barrel for sale in the Island'. In 1754, St Croix was under the ownership of the Danish West Indian Company who purchased it from the French in 1733. With over 50 English families already living on the Island in 1733 and the relative lack of enthusiasm amongst the Danish population to migrate, the planters of St Croix maintained a strong English core. Between 1742 and 1804, 40% of plantation owners were British, with only 23% Danish (Hall, Slave Society in the Danish West Indies)

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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 et aux moeurs des Turcs.

      Amsterdam, P., Dessaint, Saillant, 1754, pet. in 8°, de VIII-215 pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, coiffes très lég. usées, tr. marbrées. Bon exemplaire. Edition originale de ce rare recueil des cérémonies du pèlerinage de la Mecque dû au neveu du traducteur des "Mille et une nuits", qui fut également un spécialiste des langues orientales et qui remplit les fonctions de drogman dans le Levant. Le recueil contient aussi: le "Cathéchisme musulman" d'après le Cheîkh Aly fils d'Iaakoub, la trad. d'une dissertation de Zehny Effendy sur les sciences des turcs, une relation de l'isle de Chio, de la marche du mariage de la Sultane Esma. Intéressant témoignage transcrit nous dit l'auteur d'après "des manuscrits que j'ai eu avec beaucoup de peine dans l'Orient, car les Musulmans sont fort réservés, et ne s'ouvrent que très difficilement aux chrétiens sur les détails de leur religion". Rare ¶ Hage Chahine n°1769 - Chadenat 5207 - Gay 3639 - Blackmer 643.

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         Le Microscope à la portée de tout le monde ou description, calcul & explication de la nature, de l'usage & de la force des meilleurs microscopes; avec les méthodes nécessaires.... le détail des découvertes... un grand nombre d'expériences & d'observations... Trad. de l'anglois...

      Paris, Ch. A. Jombert, 1754, in 8°, de XVII-1f.-356pp., ill. de 15 planches gravées se dépl. de microscopes ou d'observations, pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, qq. très rares rousseurs, sinon bel exemplaire. Première et unique édition française, du "microscope made easy" paru en 1743, elle est rare. Elle est augmentée par rapport à l'édition anglaise de "plusieurs observations sur le Polype", résultat des recherches de Baker sur le polype d'eau douce, et d'une planche du microscope solaire ou chambre obscur. On y trouve la description des différents types de microscopes, leur fabrication et leur utilisation. Baker inventa plusieurs microscopes dont un rare microscope catoptrique fabriqué par E. Scarlett à Londres. La traduction est due au Père Esprit Pézenas. ¶ Blake p.28 - Wellcome II.88 - Daumas instruments scientif. p.215 & 300 - Poggendorff 91 - Nissen 202.

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        L'origine apostolica della chiesa milanese, e del rito della stessa provata colla tradizione immemorabile, e con documenti parte editi, e parte sin'ora inediti.

      Only edition of this history of the Milanese Church, in Italian, by the prefect of Milan's Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Nicolò Sormani (d. ca. 1777); he affirms its apostolic origin, i.e., the legend of St. Barnaba, chiefly by way of a syllogism declaring the authority of oral tradition -- that a tradition is true if it is antique and there is no reason to doubt it; that the legend of St. Barnaba's founding the Church is old and inscrutable; and that therefore her legend is true -- though an appendix supplies the reader with original documents he nonetheless cites, and an editor's note observes that he himself translated many of them from Latin into Italian for the first time. With this publication, Sormani continued his quest to quell the belligerent hordes of sophists and provocateurs who questioned ecclesiastical traditions, having first published a treatise on the subject in 1740 (De origine apostolica ecclesia Mediolanensis a s. Barnaba apostolo deducta), as the first dissertation in a two-part volume; but this is the only production in the vernacular. The Italian text is accompanied by citations and original documentation, which is in both Italian and, mostly, Latin; it is printed in roman and italic, with one large floriated woodcut initial and a decorative headpiece at the beginning of the first chapter. The final leaf contains the imprimatur and errata. Searches of NUC Pre-1956 and WorldCat locate only two copies in U.S. libraries, one of which has been deaccessioned.

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        Histoire de l'admirable Don Quichotte de la Manche

      New edition, illustrated with a frontispiece and 40 unsigned figures.Binders full marbled fair calf and then frozen. back smooth decorated with tassels. parts of title in red morocco. Parts volume number with brown wax. Chez la veuve Pujet A Paris 1754 In-12 (9,7x17cm) (18) 440pp. et (8) 432pp. et (10) 442pp. et (4) 532pp. et (10) 494pp. et (10) 501pp. (3) 6 tomes en 6 volumes reliés

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        Essai sur l'art de la guerre.

      Paris, Prault, Jombert, 1754. ____ Première édition. Exemplaire aux armes dorées sur les plats de Guy-Auguste de Rohan-Chabot (1683-1760), maréchal de camp en 1719, puis lieutenant général en 1760. Illustré par 25 planches dépliantes hors-texte, gravées sur cuivre et de nombreuses vignettes et culs de lampe. Lancelot de Turpin de Crissé "cherche ici à établir une armée dans toutes les positions et dans tous les pays où elle peut se trouver dans le cours d'une campagne, en fournissant les moyens de la défendre et de l'attaquer. (...) Il ne manque jamais d'accompagner de réflexions solides le récit des plus grandes opérations de la guerre, et celui des manoeuvres pratiquées par les plus célèbres généraux anciens et modernes." (Quérard). Très petit accroc sur un plat. Bel exemplaire. Quérard, La France littéraire, IX, 584. Olivier 2220. *****. 2 volumes in-4. [285 x 215 mm] Collation : (8), 443 pp. / (4), 3, (5), 204, (2), 1 f. bl., 25 planches. Veau glacé, dos à nerfs orné, filets d'encadrement dorés sur les plats avec armes dorées au centre, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Register (January to December 1754).

      London. D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate. 1754. Volume XXIV. Bound volume in 3/4 leather binding (spine perished, covers detached and very worn); 8.75 x 5.25 inches; title page and preface; 603 pp and index. Bookplate on verso of front cover of Richard Pulteney, MD, the English physician who advanced acceptance of Linnaean taxonomy and the author of the first English language biography of the botanist. It appears the volume subsequently became the property of the Exeter City Library, as is affirmed by the presence of several circular ink stamps on various pages. Volume notable for two (uncolored) maps, "British American Plantations" by Bowen, and "Discoveries of Admiral de Fontes." One plate, Bridge at Blois, suffers a clean tear along one fold. With regard to the plates, the volume has been eccentrically bound. Several plates are not present, others are bound not according to the publisher's instructions, while there are present plates from other sources. These plates are of eminent men of the time and are inserted at intervals throughout the volume. Overall, contents in very good condition, with plates bright and clean--although somewhat of a grab bag in terms of their organization plus the unlisted presence of additional subject matter. Present is a bright and clean copy of Bowen's "Map of the British American Plantations...from Boston...to Georgia." (9 x 11.5 inches.) This highly detailed map identifies the Plantations along the east coast and also English and French forts, the topography of the region and established trails leading inland to the Mississippi. It is particularly noteworthy for the delineation of Indian tribes to the west of the Blue Ridge Mountains; indeed, it is a preeminent map in this regard. Also present is M. De l'Isle's "A General Map of the Discoveries of Admiral De Fonte & Others" (8 x 10.75 inches) depicting discoveries in the North Pacific with attention to the supposed Northwest Passage. The map has been described as "a spectacular example of imagination and fiction on the one hand and up-to-date cartography and information on the other" -- this latter based on De l'Isle's access in St. Petersburg to secret maps of Russian discoveries, as well as personal experiences on a voyage of Russian exploration (source: Wendt Collection website). There are six or more engraved portraits of eminent men not called for in the volume's list of plates. These are: Hogarth's James Gibbs, (the noted architect); Hogarth's Martin Folkes, (President of the Royal Society); Captain Isaac Schomberg, (famed for his exploits in the American Revolutionary War); Alexander Cruden, (eccentric Biblical scholar); Richard Mead, (physician); and William Dampier, (explorer and natural historian of New Holland). Also present in the volume is an account of George Washington's "Journey from Williamsburg to the French Fort, near the Lake Erri, in Virginia." The object of Washington's travels was to dissuade Native Americans from all dealings with the French. A fascinating volume warranting the renewal of covers and spine. Contents in overall very good condition, with occasional soiling and offset.

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        Histoire des Gaules, et des conquêtes des gaulois,. Depuis leur origine jusqu'à la fondation de la monarchie françoise. Ouvrage enrichi de Monumens antiques & de Cartes Géographiques.

      Paris, Le Breton, 1752-1754. - 2 volumes in-4, 2ff.-LXXXVIIIpp.-675pp. - LIVpp. y compris le titre-640pp.- 7 cartes repliées. Veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons filets dorés, fleurons et palmettes dorés, pièces de titre, tranches rouges. (Reliures de l'époque). Édition originale posthume. La dédicace au roi est ornée d'une belle vignette allégorique gravée en taille-douce par André Le Brun. L'Histoire des Gaules proprement dite est inachevée et s'arrête en 228 avant J.-C. Elle est suivie d'une "Dissertation historique pour servir d'introduction à l'histoire d'Espagne". Le deuxième volume, publié par Dom Brézillac, neveu de l'auteur, contient un utile "Dictionnaire géographique des Gaules". (Quérard V, p. 576 - Brunet III 1497 - Graesse IV, p. 427). - Exemplaire incomplet des planches. Galerie de ver dans la marge extérieure du tome 2, sur une vingtaine de feuillets, éraflure au dos du tome 2 avec manque de cuir, coiffes et coins frottés, une coupe grignotée. Pas de rousseurs, les coutures sont solides. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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