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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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        Scherzi poetici e pittorici. (Colophon: Parma, Bodoni, 1795). 8vo (22 x 14 cm). With engraved title-page and 40 engraved plates (plate size: ca. 7 x 11.2 cm). Richly gold-tooled red morocco by Rémy Petit (active: 1855-1900), spine with 5 raised bands resulting in 6 compartments, one with black title-label and the other five gold-tooled with black oval inlays; the sides with gilt triple fillet borders, corner ornaments with same oval inlays and a central oval ornament (gold on green); further with gilt fillets on binding edges and richly gold-tooled turn-ins with floral motive, gilt edges.

      - Brooks 601; for the binder: R. Devauchelle, La reliure en France III, p. 275; Flety, p. 143. One of the several issues of the elegant first edition of a collection of allegorical poetry by the playwright, poet and scholar Giovanni Gherardo de Rossi (1754-1827), containing epigrams, sonnets and other poems dedicated to love, featuring Venus and Cupid. It is one of the few illustrated books printed by Bodoni.The engravings are made by the notable Italian artist Francesco Rosaspina after José Teixeira Barreto and are here in a later state, with much more added detail and uncoloured. Bodoni printed many variants of this book in different formats and with different states and colouring of the plates.The book is splendidly bound by the Parisian binder Rémy Petit who was active from 1855 till at least 1900. He had a binding on exposition on the Exposition Universelle of 1867 and is known to have made bindings for Victor Hugo.Fine copy with only a couple minor specks, some faint thumbing in the lower right corner of the first poem and a minor waterstain (14 x 0.5 cm), only visible at the back of the second plate. The binding in fine condition as well, with some negligible rubbing to the ends of the spine and the corners of the boards. Attractive copy, only slight trimmed.

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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

      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. Chez Jean Chappuis A Bordeaux 1754 In-4 (20x25cm) (8) 199pp. relié

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        2e. Mappe - Monde 1754

      Artist: Palairet J ; issued in : London; date: 1754 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Right and left margin perfectly replaced, tear on lower centerfold perfectly restored; size (in cm): 41 x 71 - description: Map shows the world in two Hemispheres with representatin of the cimatic zones,depicting the World shortly before the great era of Pacific voyages

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        A Set of New Psalms and Anthems, in Four Parts: on Various Occasions

      Printed by R Brown, London 1754 - , 210 pages, tailpiece, with musical notation throughout (including the Gamut, Scheme, tunes including Wareham, Dorchester, Sturminster), bookplate to upper pastedown ' Christopher Rowe', quite rare Sixth Edition , rebound including endpapers, marks to some pages, tear to upper edge pages 207/208 with loss to numbers at upper corners, and very small tear to lower edge title page with slight loss to date, but not affecting legibility, very good condition , half bound calf with marbled boards and blindstamped rules, raised bands to spine with gilt rules and titles on label quarto, 20 x 13.5 cms Hardback ISBN:

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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 INTERPRETE DI S.M.CMA PER LE LINGUE ITALIANA E SPAGNOLA.

      a spese dell'Editore T°. P°, 1754. 8 tavv. f.t. all'inizio di ogni Libro. Belle vignette incise. Buon es.

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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 enthalten.

      Leipzig Verlag Johann Samuel Heinsius sel Erben 1754 - 2. Aufl.; ca 34x22 cm; (15, statt 16 - ohne das Vortitelblatt) 148, 264, 184, 108 (64) Seiten mit 21 (20 doppelblattgroß) Kupfertafeln und 1 Textholzschnitt;(36) 142, 258, 240 (68) Seiten mit 20 teils mehrfach gefaltete Kupfertafeln; neuerer Ganzledereinband mit 2 Rückenschilder (ohne Vortitelblatt, 3 Kupfertafeln unterlegt [zwei davon mit minimalem Bildverlust], einige Kupfertafeln mit Quetschfalten, Seiten vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig, Titelblatt am oberen Rand etwas knapp beschnitten; sonst gutes Exemplar in einem ansprechenden Einband) Lindner11.0519.02. 0,000 gr. Jagd

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        Lettre autographe signée (1801) / Armée d'Italie

      - MONCEY Bon-Adrien Jeannot de (1754-1842). Maréchal d’empire. Lettre autographe signée, Milan, 2 germinal an IX (23 mars 1801), à Étienne-Jacques-Joseph Macdonald, 1 page in-4, en-tête de l’armée d’Italie, vignette de la République française, adresse au dos. « Au général en chef Macdonald, J’espère avoir le plaisir de vous embrasser sous peu de jours, mon cher général, puisque ce courrier nous porte l’avis de l’échange des ratifications du traité de Paix (Traité de Lunéville). Faites moy l’amitié de me mander par son retour le jour de votre arrivée, afin que je m’y trouve surement, j’aurais trop de regret d’en être absent à votre passage ( ) C’est tout ce que j’ai de nouveau à part le gl Brune qui me parle de son retour prochain à Milan. Si en me l’annonçant il a cru causer quelques agitations je vous assure qu’il s’est bien trompé car rien ne m’est plus indifférent quand à moy. Je vous fais mes amitiés et vous attend avec impatience. Moncey ». Le futur maréchal Moncey (1754-1842) avait été destitué par le futur maréchal Brune le 7 janvier 1801, mais demeura à son poste et remplaça Brune par intérim à la tête de l’armée d’Italie du 8 mars au 19 juin 1801.

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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), - 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. Cohen-Ricci, 665-6656. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pylaar der algemene Mathesis of wis-kunde, of de arithmetica waar in de Gronden der Geheele, zowel gemeene als verhevener, Arithmetica als van de Analysis of Ontbindings Rekenkonst...

      (... en Algebra , op een klare en duidelyke wyze verhandelt en gedemonstreert worden ) ( 1. - 2. Buch in einem Band. In holländischer Sprache ). Mit Titelblatt, 7 n.n. Blättern ( Vorrede und Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 974 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten im Text. Mit sehr zahlreichen Tabellen, Gleichungen und Rechenaufgaben im Text sowie mit 1 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafel ( mit Datierung: Knoop del. 1754 ). Pergamentband der Zeit, 8 ( 22 x 12 cm ). Einband stark fleckig, schimmelfleckig, stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten stärker bestoßen. Innen die Vorsätze zum Oberrand mit stärkeren Randläsionen, Seiten teils etwas angeknickt bzw. eselsohrig ( einige Seiten auch stärker eselsohrig ), Seiten teils etwas fleckig, finger- oder stockfleckig, wenige Seiten gering braunfleckig. Zahlreiche Seiten etwas wasserrandig ( meist zum rechten Außenrand hin bzw. zur Oberkante zum Falz hin ), wenige Seiten auch stärker. Seiten aber meist aber von guter Erhaltung. Das letzte unbedruckte Vorsatzblatt nur noch rudimentär erhalten. - sehr selten, offenbar nur einmal im Worldcat in der Yale University nachweisbar - ( Gewicht 950 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        A new & correct chart of the inner passage between Madagascar Isle and the Coast of Africa

      Artist: ; issued in: London; date: 1754 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Very good; size in cm : 44 x 52 - description: Chart of the Strait of Madagscar.

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        Manière de rendre toutes sortes d'édifices incombustibles ; ou Traité sur la combustion des voûtes, faites avec des briques & du plâtre, dites voûtes plates ; & d'un toit de brique, sans charpente, appelé comble briqueté. De l'invention de

      80 pages, 2 planches A Paris, chez Duchesne, 1754, in-8, 80 pages, 2 planches dépliantes gravées en taille-douce, basane havane de l'époque, dos lisse et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge, armes au centre des plats, Édition originale de cet ouvrage peu courant, qui a pour objet l'enseignement de la construction de la voûte en brique ou en plâtre dite "à la Roussillon", autrement appelée Boveda Tabicada ou "voûte catalane", destinée à remplacer les charpentes en bois. Le comte d'Espié (1708-1792), officier de cavalerie et gouverneur de Muret en 1748, n'en est ni l'inventeur, ni le premier rapporteur : l'ouvrage est en effet pratiqué en Espagne depuis près de 400 ans et, avant lui, M. Tavenot fit lecture, le 19 juin 1747, d'un mémoire sur cette technique devant l'Académie Royale d'architecture, qui ne l'approuva pas. Il revient à Espié de lui avoir donné ses lettres de noblesse en rédigeant le premier traité théorique sur sa construction et en attirant "l'attention des architectes à l'égard de cette technique si économique et rationnelle" (Philippe Araguas). Lui-même fit voûter les combles de son hôtel de la rue Mage à Toulouse de cette manière. Armes de Rogier de Ludes au plat supérieur : d'or à la fasce d'azur chargée de trois étoiles d'argent, accompagnée de trois roses de gueule feuillées et tigées de sinople (OHR, pl. 541). Armes de Reims au plat inférieur, avec la devise de la ville "Dieu en soit garde" (OHR, pl. 1165, fer n°3). Jean-François Rogier de Ludes fut conseiller au Roi en la cour des monnaies de Paris et lieutenant des habitant de la ville de Reims, pour laquelle il fonda un prix de mathématique et de dessin. Il fit ériger vingt fontaines distribuant à Reims les eaux de la Vesle et il est à l'origine de l'érection de la place Royale. Étiquette ex-libris armoriée au contreplat et ex-libris manuscrit, gratté, au titre. Réparation à l'adhésif de la planche I. Quérard III, 36. Philippe Araguas, « L'acte de naissance de la Boveda Tabicada ou le certificat de naturalisation de la 'voûte catalane' ». In : Bulletin Monumental, tome 156, n° 2, année 1998. pp. 129-136.

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        Poissons Ecrevisses et Crabes, de diverses couleurs et figures extraordinaires, que l'on trouve autour des Isles Moluques et sur les cotes des Terres Australes

      Amsterdam: Reinier and Josué Ottens, 1754. 2 volumes in one, folio. (17 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches). Title printed in red and black, engraved arms of George II of England on dedication. 100 hand-coloured engraved plates after Samuel Fallours (one folding, each showing two or more subjects). Uncut. Expertly bound to style in full period mottled calf, spine with raised bands in eight compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, period marbled endpapers Provenance: Jacob Theodor Klein (1685-1759, manuscript receipt for the purchase of the book dated 1755); his son-in-law, Daniel Gralath (1708-1767, bookplate) One of the rarest and most desirable works of natural history, containing brilliantly hand coloured plates of marine life from the East Indies, at the time virtually unknown to Europe: this copy with provenance to an important European wunderkammer. This extraordinary work purports to show marine life from the East Indies at a time when the natural wildlife of that area was virtually unknown in Europe. Noted as one of very few pre-Linnaean works on fishes to be published in colour, the work was first published in 1719 in an edition of only 100 copies. Following Renard's death, the Ottens publishing firm purchased approximately thirty unbound copies of the first edition, as well as the original copperplates, from Renard's estate. They had the remaining plates hand coloured and printed approximately 70 additional sets, replaced the title-page with a new one, and added a preface by Aernout Vosmaer and a "Declaration" by Renard. This second edition, also limited to 100 copies, is noted for its superb hand colouring. Louis Renard (1678-1746) was a French Huguenot refugee who became a successful book seller and publisher based in Amsterdam, as well as a spy for the British Crown. The plates were engraved after drawings by Samuel Fallours, brought back to Amsterdam from Amboina in the East Indies by Frederik Julius Coyett, son of the Governor Baltazar Coyett. Fallours began his career as a soldier in the service of the Dutch East India Company, and later between 1707 and 1712, held the title of Associate Curate to the clergy. As early as 1703 his artistic abilities were discovered by several important officials, also in the employ of the Company. "When he (Fallours) showed his portfolio of watercolours to the Directors of the East India Company at Amsterdam, they could or would not believe that such fish really existed. So, to convince these gentlemen, Fallours had written a letter to the Reverend Francois Valentijn (1666-1727), who had also spent many years in the East Indies. In his letter, Fallours asked Valentijn to confirm to the Governors that the fishes which he had painted actually existed. Valentijn complied by writing on August 28th 1715, ... `I can assure you in all honesty that in the waters around Ambon and the other islands belonging to the Moluccan Archipelago I have observed a wide variety of fish whose colours are as variegated and brilliant as Fallours has painted. I have seen his watercolours and can vouch that these fishes have been drawn and coloured from life...'. Writing over one hundred years later, Bleeker remarked, 'Although these figures are partly exaggerated and partly unrecognizable, it later proved that practically every one of them is based on a natural object.' It was Louis Renard, one of the charges d'affaires of H.M. King George II of England in Amsterdam, who decided to publish this material" (Landwehr, pp. 44-45). The plates depict 416 fishes, 40 crustaceans, 2 insects, a dugong, and a mermaid. Despite their fanciful appearance, modern scientists have identified the species depicted in most of the illustrations (the mermaid excepted). The work contains no text apart from the engraved descriptions on the plates themselves, in which almost every fish is named and some assessed in terms of its edibility (with some descriptions including brief recipes for preparation). This copy with original provenance to Jacob Theodor Klein, a Danzig government official and noted naturalist, with his manuscript receipt for purchase dated 1755. Klein, who founded Danzig's botanical garden and who was a fellow of the Royal Society, corresponded with many eminent naturalists of the period and developed his own zoological system of nomenclature. By the 1720s, he had amassed a significant wunderkammer of live animals and taxidermy, as well as mineralogical specimens and exotic plants. Although the bulk of his museum was sold in 1740 to Margrave Friedrich of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, he was evidently still collecting books for his library. Following his death, his library, including this volume, passed to his son-in-law Daniel Gralath, a noted physicist and later Mayor of Danzig. A beautiful example of the most fantastic book on East Indian ocean life and "one of the most remarkable Dutch books with coloured plates" (Landwehr). Landwehr 159; Nissen ZBI 3361; Nissen Schone Fischbucher 103; cf. Pietsch, Fishes, Crayfishes, and Crabs... Baltimore: 1995, pp. 22-26.

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