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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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      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 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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      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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      a spese dell'Editore T°. P°., Amsterdam 1754 -

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

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

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        La vie et les avantures surprenantes de Robinson Crusoe

      Chez E. Luzac junior 1754 - - Chez E. Luzac junior, A Leyde 1754, In-12 (10x16,8cm), XIV, 629pp. et (2) VIII, 562pp. et XXX (2) 603pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Mention de cinquième édition. L'illustration comporte une carte dépliante des voyages de Robinson et 21 figures non signées. La première édition française comprenant les 3 volumes date de 1721, peu après l'originale anglaise de 1719. Titre du tome second : La vie et [.] contenant son retour dans son île, & ses autres nouveaux voyages. Titre du troisième tome : Reflexions serieuses et importantes de Robinson Crusoe faites pendant les avantures surprenantes de sa vie. Avec sa vision du monde angelique. Pages de titres en rouge et noir. Les figures sont légendées, naïves et très évocatrices. Reliures en plein veau marbré et glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin beige, pièces de tomaison à la cire noire. Les tomaisons des tomes II et III frottées, la troisième rendue illisible. Un coin légèrement émoussé. Petit manque au mors inférieur en queue du tome III. Quelques pages plus brunies dans chacun des tomes et quelques pages avec rousseurs, mais dans l'ensemble plutôt frais. Bel exemplaire, ce qui est assez rare pour ce titre qu'on trouve le plus souvent relié modestement et en mauvais état. Robinson Crusoe est l'acte fondateur du grand roman anglais comme l'avait été un siècle plus tôt Don Quichotte pour l'espagne. Don Quichotte puisait dans la littérature chevaleresque son fond, Defoe prit le sien dans la littérature de voyages. On oublie trop souvent la seconde partie du roman, une circumnavigation aboutissant à une réflexion existentielle, et qui donne une valeur universelle au roman. Robinson est un homme moderne, son esprit est aux dimensions du monde, et son ingéniosité en fait un technicien. Depuis longtemps l'oeuvre a valeur de mythe. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. XIV, 629pp. et (2) VIII, 562pp. et XXX (2) 603pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catoptrum microcosmicum

      - LIVRES Première édition autorisée et la première à contenir le texte du célèbre anatomiste. Cet ouvrage a fait l'objet de plusieurs ré-éditions jusqu'en 1754. Il s'agit du premier atlas d?anatomie utilisant ce procédé de gravures à recouvrement. Auparavant il y eut quelques timides essais (Vésale - 1542). Les planches ont été dessinées par Remmelin lui-même et gravées par Lucas Kilian, le meilleur graveur d'Augsburg. Le travail nécessita la taille de huit planches qui furent ensuite découpées puis assemblées par petits volets ! La première planche nous montre l'homme et la femme, ainsi que les organes génitaux de celle-ci, l'intérieur de l'oreille et celui de l'?il; Dieu surveillant l'ensemble. La seconde planche nous fait découvrir les organes de l'homme, et la troisième, ceux de la femme. L'ouvrage est dédié à Philipp Hainhofer, le célèbre collectionneur d'art proche du duc de Poméranie et diplomate. Ses armes apparaissent en haut de la page de titre. Plein parchemin d'époque. L'intérieur est très frais, deux feuillets ont été soigneusement réenmargés. in-folio : 26 pp. chiffrées 28 signées A à N , dont le frontispice et 3 planches à volets mobiles superposés. Bien complet du feuillet dépliant. "Plein parchemin d?époque. L?intérieur est très frais, deux feuillets ont été soigneusement réenmargés.

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        Ioh. Godofr. Petschelii Schemnitio-Hungari, Cantor Christianus i.e. Cantica sacra ad quaevis tempora, et ad quemuis animarum statum accommodata. Cum praefatione D. Joh. Balt. Bernholdi.

      Solisbaci, Typis Lichtenthalerianis, 1754. 14 unpag. Bll., 916 Seiten, 16 unpag. Bll. mit \"Teutsches Register & Index Latinus\". Schöner, zeitgenössischer Halbledereinband mit noch schönerem, blaumormorierten Buchschnitt rundum. Kl.8vo. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar. Rücken und Kanten mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Schmutztitelblatt stellenweise leicht fleckig. Papier ansonsten in sehr gutem Zustand. Index in lat. und dt. Sprache./ Fine condition. Back and edges slightly worn. First page partly very slightly spotted. Paper all in all in very fine condition. Contains German index and Latin index. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Petschelius, Johannes Godofredus.

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        Journal du Citoyen.

      La Haye 1754 - In-8 de X-484 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranche rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Tableau de la ville de Paris en 1754 : l'auteur y décrit les institutions, l'organisation, le commerce (dont un chapitre sur la Compagnie des Indes), les voitures, etc. Hatin (62) le cite sans l'avoir consulté. Jeze publiera un Etat ou tableau de la ville de Paris en 1764, édition modifiée de son premier ouvrage (cité par Dufour, 271). INED 2357. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Idioticon Hamburgense oder Wörter-Buch, Zur Erklärung der eigenen, in und um Hamburg gebräuchlichen, Nieder-Sächsischen Mund-Art. Jetzo vielfältig vermehret, und mit Anmerckungen und Zusätzen Zweener berühmten Männer, nebst einem Vierfachen Anhange, ausgefertiget [...].

      Hamburg, Conrad König, 1754. 8°. Mit gest. Titelportrait, Titel in Rot u. Schwarz m. einer gest. Vignette, einer gest. Textvignette u. zahlr. Holzschn.-Vignetten u. -Initialen. 5 Bll., LII, 480 S., Interims-Ppbd. d. Zt. Erste vollständige u. wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe des ersten Hamburger Wörterbuchs, das gleichzeitig einen bedeutenden Beitrag zur deutschen Sprachgeschichte darstellt. Die 1743 erschienene Erstausgabe hatte nur etwa ein Zehntel des Umfanges der vorliegenden Ausgabe. - Der zeitgenössische Interims-Einband stärker berieben u. bestoßen, innen jedoch nur vereinzelt schwach gebräuntes bzw. stockfleckiges, breitrandiges Exemplar. - Zaunmüller 72. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Richey, Idioticon Hamburgense oder Wörter-Buch, Zur Erklärung der eigenen, in und um Hamburg gebräuchlichen, Nieder-Sächsischen Mund-Art, Hamburg, Wörterbuch, Wörterbücher, Niedersachsen

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        Histoire du JAPON; où l'on trouvera tout ce qu'on a pu apprendre de la nature & des productions du pays, du caractère & des coûtumes des habitants, du gouvernement & du commerce, des révolutions arrivées dans l'Empire & dans la Religion ; & l'examen de tous les auteurs, qui ont écrit sur le même sujet.

      Rollin Paris 1754 6 volumes in-12 de 2 XXIV 418 pp., 2 LXXXV 1 430 pp., 2 558 pp. 1 (errata), 2 534 pp. 1 (errata), 2 480 pp. et 2 386 pp. 3 (errata et approbation), veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre, tranches rouges. Nouvelle édition (dernière version du travail, revue, corrigée, augmentée et réarrangée par l'auteur dans un ordre plus logique que les éditions antérieures). Ouvrage illustré de 8 cartes et plans d'après Bellin et de 48 planches dont la plupart repliées : 34 représentent la flore du pays et le reste des costumes, vues et scènes du pays (l'édition originale parut en 1736). Son Histoire du Japon contient, entre autres, des relations et des documents tirés des manuscrits de ses confrères missionnaires (Cordier, Bibliotheca Japonica, 423). On y trouve également une petite bibliographie des ouvrages publiés sur le sujet jusqu'alors. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Discours politiques. Traduits de l'anglois par Mr. de M***.

      Amsterdam: Chez J. Schreuder & Pierre Mortier le Jeune,, 1754-57. 5 volumes, octavo (150 x 92 mm). Late 19th century ribbed cloth and marbled boards, cloth tips, spines lettered gilt, sprinkled edges. Titles printed in red and black, with engraved vignette, woodcut head and tail pieces and initials. Ownership inscription U. Celsing (slightly trimmed) at foot of first title. Margins trimmed fairly close, occasional light spotting and a few pencil marginalia; a very good set. First edition of this important series of economic publications, published in view of the increasing interest in works of political economy appearing in France, England, and Holland. In 1754 Schreuder and Mortier published the first volume, Hume's Political Discourses. Owing to the growing interest and the relative scarcity of earlier publications, the publishers decided to continue the series, issuing each volume with two title-pages, one a general title-page to the series Discours politiques, the other a title-page for the first work of the relevant volume. A sixth volume was published in 1758, rarely found with the set, without a general title-page, but the preface to that volume clearly shows that volume to be an addition to the series in the view of the publishers. Details of the collection are as follows: Volume I: HUME, David. Discours politiques de Mr. David Hume. Amsterdam, 1754. Volume II: O'HEGUERTY, Comte de Magnières. Essai sur les Intérêts du Commerce maritime. FORBONNAIS, François Véron de. Considérations sur les finances d'Espagne. FORBONNAIS, François Véron de. Réflexions sur la nécessité de comprendre l'étude du commerce et des finances dans celle de la politique. BOLINGBROKE, Lord. Réflexions politiques sur l'état present de l'Angleterre, principalement à l'égard de ses taxes et de ses dettes, et sur leurs causes et leurs conséquences. LE BLANC. Ouvrages sur le commerce, les finances, etc., qui ont paru depuis deux à trois ans. Amsterdam, 1756. Volume III: DISCOURS prononcés au parlement d'Angleterre, dans la chambre des pairs, pour et contre la liberté du commerce au Levant, avec le bill, ou loi intervenue à ce sujet. CANTILLON, Richard. Essai sur la nature du commerce en général. Amsterdam, 1756. Volumes IV and V: GOUDAR, Ange. Les Intérêts de la France mal entendus dans la branche de l'agriculture. Amsterdam, 1757. Takumi Tsuda, in his Cantillon, Essai de la Nature du Commerce en général, (1979), stresses the rarity of these volumes: "Les Discours politiques édités par Mauvillon sont devenus si rares aujourd'hui, que les renseignements sur cette collection sont souvent confus et contradictoires". He gives a detailed list of the collection (pp. 417-8), and a list of locations of various volumes. The British Library has only the first five volumes; interestingly, it was this edition of Cantillon that Karl Marx read while researchjing in the British Museum for Das Kapital.

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        Discours politiques de monsieur Hume traduits de l anglois. Tome premier (e Tome second)

      chez Michel Lambert, Amsterdam et se vend à Paris 1754 - Legature coeve in piena pelle con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su tassello al ds. Tagli rossi. Restauri ben eseguiti ai ds. e lievi abrasioni ai piatti. Nel complesso, esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara prima traduzione francese dei Political discourses pubblicati in edizione originale nel 1752 ad Edimburgo. Incerto il traduttore: Barbier (I, 1024) indica Eléazar Mauvillon mentre Goldsmith (8888) e Brunet (III, 376) indicano l Abbé Le Blanc. Non in Einaudi. In questa edizione - seguono agli scritti di Hume - notizie su alcune delle principali opere inglesi sul commercio apparse dopo il 1752 e sulle opere francesi pubblicate sulle medesime tematiche trattate da Hume. 8vo (cm. 16,5), 2 Voll., LVIII-431 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 418 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        BAYERN. -, Chur Bayrisch=Geistlicher Calender auf daß Jahr 1754.

      18 x 11,5 cm. 8, 5 Bl., 320 (recte 328) S. Mit 1 gefalt. Frontispiz, Titel, Widmung über 2 Bl., 4 weiteren Widmungen, 4 Porträts und 24 teils gefalt. Wappen, alles in Kupfer gestochen, sowie mehreren Holzschnitt-Vignetten. Mod. HLwd. Pfister 622 Lentner 46 und 13496: "Nicht bei Maillinger. - Sehr selten! - Enthält die Beschreibungen von 94 Städten, Märkten, Clästern etc. des Rentambtes München. Mit prächtig. gestochenen Abbildungen von Zimmermann". - Die Tafeln zeigen vorwiegend die Wappen der Klöster, aber auch Porträts des Kurfürsten Maximilian III. Joseph, Feiherrn Franz Johann Wilhelm von Bettendorf, Joh. Jos. Osssinger von Haybach und Antonius Cajet. von Unertl. - Meist sauber und frisch. - "Für die bayerische Geschichte sehr wertvoller Kalender" (Lentner). BAYERN, Kalender

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        Karikatur Friedrich I., König von Württemberg. Feder in Braun über Spuren von Bleistift.

      Im Unterrand bezeichnet "Frederic, Roi de Wurtemberg, né en 1754 / croqué en 1810". Auf feingeripptem Bütten. 16,4 x 11 cm. Mit sicherer Strichführung gezeichnete Karikatur des Regenten in vollem Ornat. - Friedrich Wilhelm Karl von Württemberg wurde 1754 in Pommern als Sohn des Friedrich Eugen von Württemberg undd Sophie Dorothee von Brandenburg-Schwedt, geboren. Unter Friedrich dem Großen wurde er für eine militärische Laufbahn ausgebildet, nach 1783 begab er sich in die Dienste Katharina der Großen.1806 nahm Friedrich I. die Königswürde an und

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        Reflexiuns cristianas sopra L'incendi da Ftan arriva la not del 26/15 avril 1794. ORIGINAL EDITION FROM 1795, VERY RARE!!! Reflexiuns cristianas sopra l'incendi da Ftan ârriva la not del 26/15 Avril 1794 a desegn special da consolar & instruir 'ls incediats, e dad avisar e cussglar 'ls abitants dell'Ingiadina bassa.

      31 pages Softcover Very rare original edition of Andrea Rosius a Porta's (1754-1838) report of the firestorm in Ftan that took place in April 1795. Porta was founder of the Ftan based "Institut a Porta", nowadays known as the boarding school Institut Otalpin Ftan, IOF. Considering its age still a GOOD condition! Original hand-sewn softcover binding, rubbed and stained. Backcover slightly torn. Binding tight, pages slightly browned and dog-eared, paper otherwise very well preserved, text clean. atx

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        Gründliche Und Warhafte Beschreibung Der Fürstenthümer Hessen und Hersfeld (6 Teile in 1).

      Bremen bzw. Kassel, Brauer, bzw. Estienne, 1697/1754. - Samt deren einverleibten Graf- und Herrschaften mit den benachbarten Landschaften, deren Natur, Eigenschaft des Landesm Frucktbarkeit, Wassern, Bergen, Wäldern, Gesunden-Salzbrunnen, Stätten, Festungen, Schlösser, Adeliche Häußer, deren Einwohner Sitten und Gebräuche, Religion, Commenthurey, hohe Schulen und Hospitalien, Regiments-Wesen, Erbverträgen, Austrägen, Erbvereinigung- und erbverbrüderung, gesetzen, Policey, Cantzeleyen, Revision- und Appellation-Gerichten, Ritter- und Land-Ständen, Einkünften. Mit zahlreichen Wappen-Holzschnitten, 10 Blatt, 600 Seiten, 4 Blatt, 490 Seiten, 67 Seiten (Register), Einband berieben, innen unterschiedlich gebräunt, vorderes Vorsatzblatt beschädigt.

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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

      W. Strahan, London, 1754. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. DRUMMOND, ALEXANDER. Travels Through Different Cities of Germany, Italy, Greece, and Several Parts of Asia, as far as the Banks of the Euphrates, London: W. Strahan, 1754. Tall folio, first edition, pp. 311, 30 of 34 illustrated plates (some folding), lacking the 2 folding maps, contemporary calf binding with 6 raised bands on the spine, gilt labeling worn away. Peculiar provenance: Somebody smashed an arachnid into the reverse of the tarantula plate. The author, British consul at Aleppo, in a series of letters gives "an account of what is most remarkable" about the places he visits, with good architectural illustration. Condition of this book: Binding is worn and ugly but still sound. Very clean internally, although a few of the plates are foxed, especially on their blank sides. The marbled pastedowns are pulling loose from the covers. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; 18th century; Travel & Places. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53344. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Missal - Exquisite Leather Bound Volume with Elaborate Gilt Tooling and Working Clasps from Admont Abbey in Austria - Text in Latin

      Austria, 1754. Title: Missale Monasticum Pauli V. Pontificis Max. Auctoritate Recognitum, Pro omnibus sub Regula SS. Patris Benedicti Militantibus; In Quo Missae Sanctorum ad normam novi Kalendarii Auctoritate Apostolica approbati ordinate propriis locis disponuntur. [Monastic Missal of Pope Paul V, Highest Pontiff. Acknowledged authority, for all under the rule of Father Benedict Militantibus; The Holy Mass according the the New Calendar, Approved by the Apostolic Authority of the Saints] Author: [M. Heytbreuck, Baglioni] Venice: Ex Typographia Balleoniana, 1754. Qto. xxxix, 492 pages, in black and red print, featuring 3 fine full page allegorical woodcut engravings, small woodcut engraved illustrated monograms at the start of each subject, music notes for hymns and incantations. Also with a scant few nineteenth century leafs for special ceremonies, skilfully tipped-in. All text is in Latin. Bound together with "Commune Sanctorum" xcvii [an additional 97 pages], printed in 1748; and an undated contemporary work titled "Missae Sanctorum Propriae Archi-Dioecesis Salisburgensis, et Monasterii Admontensis" being yet an additional 16 pages. Full leather binding, gilt tooled motifs front and rear boards, gilt Christogram 'IHS' to front, gilt monogram 'MARIA' to rear, 7 raised bands and further gilt tooling to spine, complete with two working clasps with a carved motif mounted on two leather bands. Volume measures approximately 24 x 32,5 x 6 cm. Some indications of age and ecclesiastic usage, otherwise very good original condition, a splendidly ornate and solid antique leather binding. The present volume boasts a sound and visually pleasing mid-eighteenth century binding, with hole and pin type clasps which at the time remained in use virtually only for papal books and Bibles made in Germany. The Latin text which it has protected for well over two hundred years now, reveals both enlightened and dark religious teachings imposed on the general population. By its title, the secondary 16 page document bound herein suggests that this volume was used by an eighteenth century priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg, in Austria, and notably connected to the ancient Benedictine Abbey at Admont. It is titled, "Missae Sanctorum Propriae Archi-Dioecesis Salisburgensis, et Monasterii Admontensis" [Holy Mass of the Archdiocese of Salzburg, and the Monastery of Admont.] A primary source work of eighteenth century liturgy, including orations, incantations, prayers, fastidious ceremonies, and more, this volume is an original Latin missal, a work produced by the Roman Catholic Church and being the authoritative book of prayers and rites to be used and strictly followed in by the priests leading Mass. Covering an entire year, several special ceremonies and rituals observed are outlined, in celebrating the Holy birth, the resurrection, and so forth. We find in these pages some most fascinating examples, such as the "Missae Pro Defunctus" [Mass for the Deceased], and "Missa Contra Paganos" [Mass Against the Pagans]. The Roman Catholic Church anti-pagan masses have been used historically to rally crusades, for example in the case of Pope Clement V, who on 4 April 1312, promulgated a crusade against the Venetians and the Turks. Anti-Turkism was even more overt in 1453-54, particularly in the form of liturgical masses against Turks, called "Missa Contra Turcos," and again in 1456 by Pope Calixtus III. The Benedictine monastery Admont Abbey contains the largest monastic library in the world, as well as a long-established scientific collection. It is the oldest remaining monastery in Styria, located in the town of Admont, and widely known for its Baroque architecture, art, and manuscripts. Dedicated to Saint Blaise, Admont Abbey was founded in 1074 by Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg, it was in the 17th and 18th centuries, contemporary to the present volume, that the abbey reached a high point of artistic productivity, with the works of the world-famous ecclesiastical embroiderer Brother Benno Haan and the sculptor Joseph Stammel. Approximately one hundred years after this volume was printed and bound, in April 1865, a disastrous fire destroyed almost the entire monastery. While the monastic archives burned, the library was mostly salvaged. Reconstruction began the following year but was still not complete by 1890. The library hall at Admont Abbey was built in 1776 and is the largest monastery library in the world, containing approximately one third of the monastery's entire holdings of some 200,000 volumes. The abbey possesses over 1,400 manuscripts, the oldest of which, from St. Peter's Abbey in Salzburg, were the gift of the founder, Archbishop Gebhard, and accompanied the first monks to settle here, as well as over 900 incunabulae. Pope Paul V (17 September 1550 - 28 January 1621), born Camillo Borghese, was Pope from 16 May 1605 to his death in 1621. He is best remembered today as the Pope who, through the Roman Inquisition, persecuted Galileo Galilei for his support of Copernicus' theories of heliocentrism. The Christogram IHS, seen on the front of the volume, is a monogram or combination of letters that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ, traditionally used as a Christian symbol. As in the case of Chrismon, the term Christogram comes from the Latin phrase "Christus Monogramma", meaning "monogram of Christ". In the Latin-speaking Christianity of medieval Western Europe (and so among Catholics and many Protestants today), the most common Christogram became "IHS" or "IHC", denoting the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus, iota-eta-sigma. History of Book Clasps The use of book clasps appears to be as old as the codex itself. In its earliest form, which was Coptic bindings, the book clasp consisted of a strap and bone system. Book clasps consisting of a plaited thong with loops to fit over bone or metal pegs seems to have been used in England at least as early as the 12th century. English book binders of the 14th century began using two straps instead of just one, something which had been done earlier and more often on the Continent of Europe. The hole and pin type was more or less abandoned early in the 14th century and replaced by clasps and catches attached to the fore edge. Later, the metal part of the clasp was the full thickness of the book and was sometimes attached to the board by means of a metal hinge. In bindings of the 15th and 16th centuries, and probably earlier, the location of the book clasps is a reasonably accurate indication of the country of origin. The use of metal clasps began to decline early in the 16th century, however brass clasps were still used for some books bound with wooden boards. Silver clasps and corner pieces were often used on small Bibles and other devotional works as late as the late 17th and early 18th centuries. For certain German bindings, however, mainly Bibles and pontifical volumes, clasps were used continuously until the end of the 18th century. . Very Good.

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