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        The Adventurer

      J. Payne, 1752-, London 1754 - 140 original numbers bound into two volumes, small folio; most of the imprints at the end of each number trimmed away or cropped (as often: the imprints appear very low on the page), but with decent margins throughout, signature clipped from upper corners of flyleaves; library bookplates with release stamps, small stamps on title-pages; generally in excellent, crisp condition in contemporary tree calf, spines gilt in compartments between raised bands with ornate double labels; extremities rubbed, joints partly cracked but sound. An important publication by Cook's editor. Cook's editor's influential literary periodical: the first edition, in an elegant contemporary binding. It was because of the prolific literary skills and the versatile pen exhibited in works like The Adventurer that Hawkesworth was appointed to compile the official account of the voyages, based on the journals kept by Captain James Cook and others, selling the copyright to Strahan and Cadell for the then immense sum of £6000.This is a rare complete set, in excellent condition, of this creation which was intended as a successor to Johnson's Rambler, for which he had been a major contributor; although here Hawkesworth was not only the editor and major contributor, but also the creator. He was assisted in his effort by Joseph Warton and Richard Bathurst, as well as by Dr Johnson himself, who contributed twenty-nine essays, most of which are signed "T.". Other contributors included Bonnell Thornton, Warton, Hester Mulso, George Coleman, and possibly Elizabeth Carter. It is also particularly interesting as a source of what little biographical information on Hawkesworth exists for, as John L. Abbott has shown, many of the pieces (particularly numbers 12 through 14 on "Opsinous") are strictly autobiographical in substance (John L. Abbott, 'John Hawkesworth,' Eighteenth-Century Studies, Spring 1970, p. 340).In its day, The Adventurer had a considerable success and was for example distinctly more popular than The Rambler, largely because Hawkesworth gave his audience the mixture of topics it wanted: 'an astute editor, Hawkesworth saw the folly of forcing too much criticism on a public among whom the tinsel of a burletta had more admirers than the gold of Shakespeare?' (Graham). The Adventurer is also still seen as a particularly useful text for its critical articles by Johnson as well as by Warton, who contributed twenty-four essays, ten of which 'contain notable criticism'. He reviewed Pope, 'wrote three papers on the Odyssey, two on the Tempest, one on Jewish poetry, one on Paradise Lost, one on the fragments of Menander, and two on King Lear. He thus helped to give The Adventurer a critical volume in excess of either The Spectator or The Rambler?' (Graham).This beautiful set comprises the first printings of the complete run of the 140 numbers of The Adventurer, published twice a week from 7 November 1752 until 9 March 1754. Bound up from the original numbers, it includes the corrected state of numbers 58, 84, and 137. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Uebersetzung der Algemeinen Welthistorie, die in Engeland durch eine Geselschaft von Gelehrten ausgefertiget worden. Nebst den Anmerkungen der holländischen Uebersetzung, auch vielen neuen Kupfern und Karten.

      Halle, Gebauer, 1754.. 14. Theil. 24 x 21 cm. [6] Bl. (incl. Front. u. Titel), 748 S. Titelblatt in Rot- und Schwarzdruck. Mit Kupferstich-Frontispiz, Kupferstich-Titelvignette und 6 gefalteten Kupferstichtafeln. Zeitgenössisches Ganzleder mit Lederrückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, marmorierter Schnitt. Ecken bestossen, Kanten berieben. Mässig gebräunt, nur teilweise leicht fleckig. Titelblatt mit Spuren eines entfernten Stempels, darunter zeitgenössischer handschriftl. Besitzvermerk. Kleiner privater Namensstempel auf Vorsatz.. Vollständiger Einzelband der bekannten Weltgeschichte der Übersetzung Baumgartens, der hier vorliegend die römische Geschichte 'von der Abdankung des Diocletianus bis zur Verlegung des kaiserlichen Sitzes nach Constantinopel durch Constantinus den Grossen' zu dem 'Tode Justinians des Grossen', 'bis zur Absetzung der Irene und der Erhebung des Ricephorus' behandelt. Wegen dieser Verlegung des Amtssitzes an den Bosporus zeigen alle Tafeln Ansichten bzw. Pläne von Konstantinopel: "Constantinopel nach seinen 14 Gegenden", "Die Stadt und der Hafen von Constantinopel", "Grundris des Tempels der h. Sophiae zu Constantinopel", "Der thracische Bosporus", "Zeichnung einiger Seulen" und "Aussicht der Sophienkirche und Solimanie zu Constantinopel".

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        Two Letters of Sir Isaac Newton to Mr. Le Clerc, late Divinity Professor of the Remonstrants in Holland. The Former containing a Dissertation upon the Reading of the Greek Text, I John, v. 7. The Latter upon That of I Timothy, iii. 16. Published from authentick MSS in the Library of the Remonstrants in Holland

      London: Printed for J. Payne, at Pope's Head in Pater-Noster-Row, 1754. First Edition with this title, half-title, the final page is an advertisement for 5 titles printed for J. Payne, [5], 2-123, [1] pp., modern marbled boards, a nice copy. These letters by Newton explain what he calls the corruption of the original texts of the Epistles in regard to the Trinity. In 1690, Newton asked John Locke to send these letters to Le Clerc in Holland to be translated into French and published anonymously. In 1692, nothing having been done, Newton asked to have them suppressed and they remained in Ms. until 1734, when they were first published in England, under the misleading title of "Two Letters to Mr. Clarke," which was an error for Le Clerc. Dr. Clark was one of Newton's best friends and received 500 pounds for translating the 'Opticks' into Latin. Babson, 239; Wallis, 338.

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        Observations on the Faerie Queene of Spenser. EA. - First edition.

      Oxford, Printed for R. and J. Dodsley and J. Fletcher, 1754.. 2 Bll., 322 S. 8°, marmorierter Lederband um 1850 mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, zweifachen Goldfileten und schmaler, blindgeprägter Bordüre auf beiden Deckeln, Stehkantenvergoldung, blingepr. Innenkanten, marmoriertem Schnitt und Marmorpapiervorsätzen.. Einband gering berieben und bestoßen; stockfleckig; Bll. durchgehend mit breiterem Wasserrand am Fuß (teils etwas in den Text hineingehend) - Wasserrand teils etwas stärker sowie etwas gebräunt; erste Bll. mit kleinerem Wasserfleck in der oberen Ecke; Titel und das folgende Blatt (Inhaltsverzeichnis) mit kleinem Abriss in der unteren Ecke (kein Textverlust); vereinzelt gering fingerfleckig. Die erste bedeutende wissenschaftliche Arbeit des englischen Dichters und Literaturhistorikers Thomas Warton (1728-1790). Graesse VII, 422 (mit falschem Erscheinungsjahr).

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        Der junge Raffael tritt in Perugia seine Lehre bei dem berühmten Maler Pietro Vanucci, gen. Perugino, an.

      - Feder in Braun, braun laviert, über Bleistift, auf dünnem Velin. 26,2:26 cm. Darstellung oben rundbogig geschlossen. Über die Zeichnung ist eine Quadrierung mit brauner Feder gelegt, eine zweite in Bleistift weicht von der in Feder etwas ab. Wohl Vorstudie für ein Fresko. Palagi, ein norditalienischer Klassizist wurde von A. Appiani (1754-1817) und L. Sabatelli (1772-1850) beieinflußt. Er war künstlerisch auf mehreren Feldern tätig, nämlich aus Maler, Architekt und Modelleur.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        "Gentleman and the cabinet-maker's director being a large collection of the most elegant and useful designs of houshold furniture in the Gothic, Chinese and Modern Taste: Including a great variety of book-cases for libraries or private rooms"

      London: for the author. 1754. "First edition of the first book of designs by a cabinet-maker; large folio, pp. [4], iii-x, 27, [1]; title page printed in red and black, engraved dedication leaf to the Earl of Northumberland, subscriber list, 161 engraved plates by Darly and Miller after Chippendale (numbered 1-160, with 2 plates numbered 25); complete with the half-title page; recent full quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine in 7 compartments, green morroco label in 1; Brooklyn Public perforated stamp in bottom blank margin of the title page, occasional thumb-soiling in the margins, but in all a fine-looking copy. Early ownership signature of Aaron Penley, July 7, 1822 in the top margin of the first page of the Preface - Penley (1807-1870) the English watercolorist and portrait artist. "

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        The Philosophical Works of the late Right Hon. Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke. Together with: Letters, Essays, Tracts, and Dissertations. Including a Life of the Author

      London: David Mallet, A. Millar, T. Davies, T. Cadell, 1754-1771., 1754. Philosophical Works in 5 volumes; Letters, etc., in 6 volumes; 11 volumes in all; 8vo. Contemporary full speckled calf with red and green title labels with extra decorative gilt tooling to spines. Contemporary ownership inscription to first free end paper of vol. 1 and to first blank of vol. 3; all f.f.e.p's have a small piece missing at the top of the page, about half an inch by 2 inches, where a name has been cut out. Binding rubbed and bumped, joints cracked; foot of spine of vols. 1 and 10 chipped. Internally sound. A handsome, attractive set if a little worn.

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        Observations on the Antiquities Historical and Monumental, of the County of Cornwall Consisting of several essays on the First Inhabitants, Druid-superstition, Customs, And Remains of the Most Remote Antiquity, In Britain, and the British Isles

      Oxford: W Jackson, 1754 A fair to good copy of the 1st edition with full page map, folding plate, 22 further full page plates and 10 engraved plates in the text. Classed as 'fair' because the quarter leather binding, although sound, is worn with very bumped corners, and it was at one time a library book. The only evidence of this is a library number on the spine and a gilt title of Devon County Library; a small ink number to the reverse of the title page and there was possibly a library plate on the front pastedown where it looks as though a label has been removed. The page edges are untrimmed and there is some water staining to the bottom margin around pp 70-85 and occasional brown spotting again to this margin. There is brown toning to some text pages and occasional marking. Plates and map generally very clean (the paper quality is better). Contents: title page; dedication 2pp; Preface to the Reader 3pp; List of Subscribers 4pp; List of Antiquities explained 2pp; Table of Contents 4pp (prelims pp i-xvi); Map of Cornwall; Text pp 1-366; Catalogue of Kings of Britain pp 367-373; Cornish Vocabulary with preface pp 374-413; errata 1p; blank.

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        Rime e prose di Alessandro Allegri accademico fiorentino riviste, ed aggiunte.

      - Amsterdamo [ma: Lucca], 1754, in-8, cartonatura coeva, pp. VIII, 264, 12. Con marca xilografica del buratto sul front. Per il luogo di stampa cfr. Copac online; per il Parenti l'opera è stampata presumibilmente a Napoli o Lugano, cfr. M. Parenti, Luoghi di stampa falsi, p. 22 (e anche una nota manoscritta da Pietro Bigazzi sul front. segnala: Napoli. Esemplare unico: sulla prima carta di guardia firma di possesso di Pietro Bigazzi; fra il fascicolo di preliminari e quello con l'inizio del testo sono aggiunti due fogli manoscritti che recano alcuni testi preliminari (dediche) che erano presenti in edizioni precedenti delle Rime; l'intero volume è corredato da note manoscritte a margine riportanti varianti di testo riscontrate in copie manoscritte e a stampa; inoltre lungo il volume sono presenti dieci carticini aggiunti (incollati solo al margine bianco interno, in modo che siano sollevabili) che recano ulteriori note e varianti al testo. L'intero corpus delle note è attribuibile al bibliografo Pietro Bigazzi (Firenze 1800-1870), stese, probabilmente, non tutte nello stesso periodo di tempo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Di Tito Lucrezio Caro / Della Natura Delle Cose / Libri Sei / Tradotti dal Latino in Italian / Da Alessandro Marchetti. / Dati nuovamente in luce da Francesco Gerbault Interpetre di S.M. Cma per le lingue Italiana e Spagnola. / In Amsterdamo (Amsterdam = Paris) / a Spese dell Editore To.Po. / M. DCC. LIV [1754].

      Amsterdam/Paris, a Spese dell' Editore T.°P.°, 1754.. 8°, Ledereinband. Lucretius in Italian, Della Natura Delle Cose, printed at Paris [although the title states Amsterdam in all copies] in two octavo volumes in 1754 on thick Holland paper with wide margins, adorned with 2 full-page engraved frontispieces and 2 engraved titles by Lemire after Eisen, 6 engraved plates after Cochin and Le Lorrain, 7 headpieces after Cochin and Eisen and 5 tailpieces after Cochin, Eisen and Vasse, both volumes bound by Riviere and Son in 19th century brown morocco with very ornate and richly gilt spines, gilt-paneled boards with floral designs, gilt turn-ins and gilt edges, complete in all respects, and housed in a brown cloth and felt-lined slipcase. This remarkable set may be referenced as Brunet III at 1222, Cohen-de-Ricci at 665-66, and Ray at 9. / THE FAMOUS ILLUSTRATED LUCRETIUS OF 1754, ONE OF THE FINEST ILLUSTRATED PUBLICATIONS OF THE 18TH CENTURY AND, ACCORDING TO RAY, THE MODEL FOR THE SUMPTUOUS ROCOCCO VOLUMES OF THE 25 YEARS FOLLOWING ITS PUBLICATION. ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS PLATES AFTER THIS SET IS BEAUTIFULLY BOUND BY RIVIERE AND SON IN RICHLY GILT 19TH CENTURY BROWN MOROCCO. The full title reads as follows: Di Tito Lucrezio / Della Natura Delle Cose / Libri Sei / Tradotti dalLatino in Italian / Da Alessandro Marchetti. / Dati nuovamente in luce da Francesco Gerbault Interpetre di S.M. Cma per le lingue Italiana e Spagnola. / In Amsterdamo / a Spese dell / Editore To.Po. / M. DCC. LIV [1754]. According to Ray, this book became the model for the sumptuous rococo volumes of the ensuing twenty-five years. Handsomely printed on large paper with headpieces, and tailpieces by leading artists, it is encountered more often in contemporary bindings of decorated morocco ... than almost any other work of the time. Cohen-de-Ricci states that the illustrations in this book are extremely beautiful (fort belles). The text is a translation into Italian by Alessandro Marchetti. Again, the engravings in the two volumes are as follows: 2 full-page engraved frontispieces by Eisen after paintings by Lemire; 2 titles-pages engraved by Eisen after Lemire; 6 full-page plates after Cochin and Le Lorrain, engraved by Aliamet, Lemire, Sornique and Tardieu; 7 headpieces after Cochin and Eisen, engraved by Bacquoy, Chenu, Flipart, Gallimard, Lemire and Sornique; and 5 tailpieces after Cochin, Eisen and Vasse, engraved by Aliamet, Bacquoy, Gallimard and Louise. Lucretius is known to have lived about 44 years, from about 99 BC to about 55 BC. According to the poets own statements concerning De Rerum Natura, the works purpose was to free the mind of superstition and the fear of death. He attempts this by expounding the philosophical system of Epicurus, whom Lucretius apotheosizes as the hero of his epic poem. De Rerum Natura ( On the Nature of Things ) transmits the ideas of Epicurean physics, including Atomism, and psychology. Lucretius compares his work in De Rerum Natura (here in the Italian Della Natura Delle Cose) to that of a doctor healing a child: just as the doctor may put honey on the rim of a cup containing bitter wormwood, believed to have healing properties, the patient is tricked into accepting something beneficial but difficult to swallow, but not deceived by the doctor (Book IV lines 12-19). Stylistically, De Rerum Natura is of the first significance to the naturalisation of Greek philosophical ideas and discourse within the Latin language; Lucretius poem exercised a profound influence on Virgil and other later poets. Cochin must be considered the primary artist whose work is displayed

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        Aquitaniae Minerales Aquae. Patriâque domoque, Gallorum extremos inter celsumque Pyreneem, Temperat ingenuos qua laeta Aquitania mores, Audax exigua fide concino.

      1754. . 1754 - Typis Viduae Quillau, Universit. & Fac. Med. Paris. Typogr. París, Francia. . 1 Vol. . Portada+74 pp. Cuarto Mayor. Pergamino de época. Europa (Francia), Idiomas (Latín), Medicina / Farmacia / Homeopatía / Medicina Natural / Masaje (Hidrología - Aguas medicinales), Vasco-Navarro (Iparralde) . Rarísimo tratado médico sobre las propiedades de las aguas medicinales de la región francesa de Aquitania, al suroeste del país. Escrito en latín por el bearnés Théophile de Bordeu (1722-1776), médico, poeta en lengua occitana y representante de la corriente filosófica del vitalismo. La portada presenta una falta de papel que afecta ligeramente al grabado xilográfico y al pie de imprenta, restaurada con papel similar. En la última página hay una falta de papel parcialmente restaurada con afección a texto por las dos caras.

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        A Voyage Round The World, In His Britannic Majesty?s Sloop, Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the Years 1772, 3, 4, and 5.

      Folding engraved map, some music notations in text. Modern calf binding with morocco spine labels, new endpapers. Interior, text and map in superb condition . small clean tear on leaf with errata repaired no loss. First edition of a remarkable achievement, ?an important and necessary addition? (Hill) to the account of Cook?s second voyage. The second voyage was ?to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible in search of any southern continents.? Cook was the first to cross the Antarctic Circle, and on his return to the area near New Zealand an astonishing series of discoveries and rediscoveries were made, including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti, New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and a number of smaller Islands. This voyage produced a vast amount of information concerning the Pacific peoples and islands, proved the value of the chronometer as an aid in finding longitude, and improved techniques for preventing scurvy. The author chronicles each location, describing the physical attributes as well as the inhabitants they met along the way. Georg Forster (1754 - 1794), along with his father Johann Reinhold Forster, accompanied Cook on the Resolution as naturalists, with the intention of preparing the official account of the voyage. George was not yet 18 when he boarded the Resolution, and over the next three years was active in making collections and observations to both natural history and ethnology. He mad hundreds of paintings and drawings during the voyage. However, a dispute arose with the Admiralty over payments which resulted in the elder Forster being dismissed from the project. At that point George took on the responsibility of authoring an account of the voyage on his father?s behalf. This work, in the son?s name only, was published six weeks before Cook?s own final official account. The competing publications only served to increase the rancorous relationship between Cook and the Forsters, which took on majestic proportions, feeding a continuous slew of books and articles over the ensuing centuries. George was subsequently elected to the Royal Society when he was just 22 years old.  

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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. 5 Bl., LII, 480 S. Mit gestoch Portr., gestoch Titelvign., 1 großen gestoch. Textvignette. Guter Pergamentbd d. Z. mit farb., vergold. Rückentitel.

      Hamburg, Conrad König, 1754. - Erste vollständige und wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe des ersten Hamburger Wörterbuchs, das gleichzeitig ein bedeutender Beitrag zur deutschen Sprachgeschichte ist. Die erste Ausgabe war 1743 in erheblich geringerem Umfang (nur etwa 50 Seiten!) erschienen. Richey (1678-1761) war u. a. Begründer der 'Teutschübenden' und der 'Patriotischen Gesellschaft', Freund Brockes' und Mitherausgeber des 'Patrioten'. "Die Leistung des Hamburger Gelehrten . ist für seine Zeit erstaunlich. Er hat während seiner langjährigen Tätigkeit als Professor der Geschichte . am Akademischen Gymnasium mit gelehrtem Fleiß sein Material gesammelt, um von der Seite des Dialekts die Entstehung eines deutschen Wörterbuchs, das den Sprachgesellschaften so am Herzen lag, zu fördern" (Kayser). Es gibt vordatierte Exemplare mit der Jahreszahl "1755" auf dem Titel und andere, wie dieses mit der Jahreszahl "1754", wie bei Kayser, Hamburger Bücher, Nr. 71 abgebildet. Der Inhalt ist bei beiden Varianten identisch. – Das Frontispiz ist alt aufgezogen. Schönes, nur leicht gebräuntes Exemplar. – Jöcher-Ad.-Rotermund VI 2048. BST 542. Zaunmüller S. 72. Vgl. Bibl. der Brüder Grimm (nur Ausg. 1742). Nicht bei Faber du Faur, Jantz u. a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Neueröffnete Jäger-Practica, Oder der wohlgeübte und erfahrne Jaeger, darinnen eine vollständige Anweisung zur gantzen Hohen und Niedern Jagd-Wissenschaft in Vier Theilen [.] mit vielen Kupfern und Grund-Rissen. Nebst einer Vorrede des Herrn Cantzlers Freyherrns von Wolf. Die zweyte viel vermehrte und von Druckfehlern der ersten Ausgabe gereinigte Auflage.

      Leipzig, J. S. Heinsius Erben 1754 - 16 Bll., 148, 264, 184, 108 SS., 32 Bll. Mit 22 meist doppelblattgr. Kupfertafeln u. 1 Textholzschnitt. Folio (35x22 cm). Halblederband der Zeit, auf Bünden, Lederecken, Rückenschild, Rotschnitt. ** Zweite vermehrte Auflage. Zugleich erste Gesamtausgabe mit vier Teilen. Gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe von 1746 um den 4. Teil "Eine ausführliche Erläuterung der wilden Thiere und Vögel und deren Eigenschaften; verschiedene zum Jagen und Fangen der Raubthiere und Vögel besondere Inventiones [.]" erweitert. (Lindner). Standardwerk der deutschen Jagdliteratur des 18. Jahrhunderts, auf Grundlage der "Notabilia Venatoris" von Göchhausen. Es behandelt die Eigenschaften der jagdbaren Tiere u. Vögel, die Abrichtung von Jagdhunden und Anlegung von Gehegen, Wildbahnen und Fasanerien. Döbel beschäftigt sich ferner mit Parfource-Jagden, Jagdrequisiten, Jagd, Fang von Raubwild und Vögeln mit Hilfe von Netzen, Garnen, Fallen und Gruben. Er beschreibt die Beschaffenheit der Holzungen und Forste, Bepflanzungen, Pflege etc. Mit einem Anhang über die Fischerei.- Die meist doppelblattgroßen Kupfertafeln zeigen u.a. Wildgehege und Gatter, Raubzeug-Fallen, Jagdzubehör, Bau von Jagdschirmen, Vermessung von Waldbeständen etc.- Die beiden Tafeln nach S. 40 in Teil II sind hier noch nicht zusammengesetzt und als zwei Tafeln gezählt. Der Textholzschnitt (Teil 4, S. 10) beschreibt eine besondere Wieselfalle. - v. Knorring 221 - Lindner 11.0519.02 - Schwerdt I, 136 - Souhart 43. * Etwas gebräunt. Wenige Einrisse unterlegt. Gelenke etwas aufgeplatzt. Rückenschild teils abgeblättert. Sauberes Exemplar in einem guten zeitgenössischen Einband. (SW: Jagd - Jagdkunst - Forstwissenschaft - Fischerei - Ornithologie - Vogelfang) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH TRADE OVER THE CASPIAN SEA: With the Author's Journal of Travels from England through Russia; and back through Russia, Germany and Holland. To which are added the Revolutions of Persia during the present century, with the particular history of the great usurper Nadir Koull.; Illustrated with Maps and Copper-plates. The Second Edition, Revised & Corrected. In Two Volumes

      London: Printed for T. Osborne, D. Brown [etc.], 1754. Second Edition, Revised. Tooled calf. Very Good. Two volumes. pp: xxvii, 460, (8) index; 31 engravings (8 folding maps, 15 views, 8 portraits) + pp: xx, 460, (14) index, (4) Explanation of Foreign Words, (2) publisher's ads; 10 engravings (1 folding map, 8 views, 1 portrait): both volumes complete with all illustrations. Bound in period calf, raised bands, leather labels, gilt-tooled spine panels and dentelles. marbled endpapers; joints cracked and holding on Vol. I, intact on Vol. II. Very light foxing to some engravings, otherwise clean and tight. 11" x 8.5" Presentation inscription in top margin of frontispiece, Vol. I: "To the Right Hon. Lord Beauchamp / With the Author's most sincere wishes for his Lordship's future Renown / and most devout prayer for his happiness." Both volumes have the engraved, armorial bookplate of Ragley Hall, the family seat in Warwickshire (one bookplate in Vol. I, and two in Vol. II).

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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.. Volume XXIV.. 1754.. Bound volume for the year 1754 in what was a three-quarter leather binding, but with spine split with leather loss, covers detached and very worn and the text block split into three sections; 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; title page and preface; 603 pp and index. Volume notable for map, "British American Plantations" by Bowen, which appears to have been handcolored by a previous owner. MISSING map "Discoveries of Admiral de Fontes." Includes 27 handcolored plates of Baronets. Overall, contents in good condition, with plates bright and clean. 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. There are six or more engraved portraits of eminent men. 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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        AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH TRADE OVER THE CASPIAN SEA: With the Author's Journal of Travels from England through Russia; and back through Russia, Germany and Holland. To which are added the Revolutions of Persia during the present century, with the particular history of the great usurper Nadir Koull.; Illustrated with Maps and Copper-plates. The Second Edition, Revised & Corrected. In Two Volumes

      London: Printed for T. Osborne, D. Brown [etc.], 1754. Second Edition, Revised. Tooled calf. Very Good. Two volumes. pp: xxvii, 460, (8) index; 31 engravings (8 folding maps, 15 views, 8 portraits) + pp: xx, 460, (14) index, (4) Explanation of Foreign Words, (2) publisher's ads; 10 engravings (1 folding map, 8 views, 1 portrait): both volumes complete with all illustrations. Bound in period calf, raised bands, leather labels, gilt-tooled spine panels and dentelles. marbled endpapers; joints cracked and holding on Vol. I, intact on Vol. II. Very light foxing to some engravings, otherwise clean and tight. 11" x 8.5" Presentation inscription in top margin of frontispiece, Vol. I: "To the Right Hon. Lord Beauchamp / With the Author's most sincere wishes for his Lordship's future Renown / and most devout prayer for his happiness." Both volumes have the engraved, armorial bookplate of Ragley Hall, the family seat in Warwickshire (one bookplate in Vol. I, and two in Vol. II).

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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.. Volume XXIV.. 1754.. 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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        Beyträge zu nützlichem und vergnügendem Gebrauch und Verbesserung des Microscopii,

      Augsburg, Klett, 1754. - in zwey Theilen, enthalten I. eine Untersuchung der Salze und salzigten Substanzen, ihre wunderbare Configuarationen und Crystalle, wie solche zusehends formirt werden: .II. eine Nachricht von mancherley kleinen Thierlein, die niemals vorher beschrieben worden . Aus dem Englischen übers. Mit gefaltetem gestochenen Frontispiz, 16 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 10 Blatt, 576 Seiten, 8 Blatt, Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 17,5 x 11 cm, Der schöne Einband lediglich mit einigen oberflächlichen Wurmspuren auf den hinteren Einbanddeckel, 1 Tafel am Rand etwas gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten.

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        The Negotiations of Count d'Avaux

      A. Millar; D. Wilson; T. Durham, London 1754 - 1754-55. 4 vols. iv, 271, 284, 292, 272 p. A few tiny holes on lower spine in vol. 3 and rear of lower spine on vol. 4. Bookplates of former owner on front pastedowns. Damp stains to front corners of vol. 1. Small ink note on front pastedown of vol. 1. Remains an attractive set. Originally published in French in 1752-53, the work demonstrates France's opposition to William of Orange acquiring the throne of Britain. Count d'Avaux, French ambassador to Holland, conducted "negotiations" to prevent such an event occurring. He failed, for William officially became King in 1689. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ichthyotheologie, oder: Vernunft- und Schriftmäßiger Versuch die Menschen aus Betrachtung der Fische

      Leipzig, Lankisch, 1754. - zur Bewunderung, Ehrfurcht und Liebe ihres großen, liebreichen und allein weisen Schöpfers zu führen. Mit 7 Abbildungen auf 6 Kupfertafeln (in anderen Exemplaren auf einer Kupfertafel), 1 gefaltete Tabelle, 16 Blatt, 912 Seiten, 16 Blatt, Lederband der Zeit, 18 x 11,5 cm, Einband berieben, innen etwas gebräunt, die Tabelle an den Rändern gebräunt und etwas knitterig. Kurioses, physikotheologisches Werk über die Fische, ihr Herkommen u. Vorkommen, deren Verwendung, Schönheit und Nutzen. Enthält Beschreibungen zahlreicher, in der Bibel erwähnter Fische, Abschnitte über Jonas u. den Walfisch, über Meerjungfrauen, Meerungeheuer, Mißgeburten, Meer-wunder, »Mopskarpfen«, Austern- und Perlenfischerei usw. Behandelt werden u. a. Stöhr, Welz, Hecht, Zander, Karpfen, Barbe, Aal, Neunauge, Forelle, Lachs, Karausche, Giebel, Maräne, Schmerl, Gründling, Stichlinge, Stinte, Elritzen, Wetterfischlein und der Wal. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Partly printed document singed by H. Walpole and countersigned by George Grenville et al. directing 4 nobles to repay £10,000 loan to the Kings' treasure with interest granted for payment of land tax

      No place 1754 - George Grenville, of course, went on to become prime minister of England and spnsored the tremendously unpopular Stamp Act of 1763. Some light browning, a couple ink stains (one a braod slash across the text, possibly marking off the document), but still very good in a gold leaf frame 1 vols. Approx 12 x 16 inches in 16 x 20 inch frame

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        Zuverlässige Beschreibung seiner Reisen von London durch Rußland und Persien; in den Jahren 1742 bis 1750 (2 Bände in 1),

      Hamburg und Leipzig 1754. - worinnen die Großbritannische Handlung über die Caspische See, und überhaupt das Handlungswesen von Rußland, von Persien, von der Tartarey, Türkey, Armenien, China etc. beschrieben. Nebst e. Historie des Eroberers Nadir Kuli oder Kuli Chans. Mit 2 gestochenen Frontisp., 7 meist gefalteten Kupferkarten, 5 Kupfertafeln, 9 großen gestochenen Kopfvignetten, 5 Blatt, 480 Seiten, 8 Blatt; 1 Blatt, 428 Seiten, 12 Blatt, Lederband der Zeit mit reichster Rückenvergoldung und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, 26 x 20,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben, innen teils gebräunt und stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar. Bericht über Hanways im Auftrag eines englischen Handelshauses 1743 bis 1750 unternommenen Reise, "reich an ebenso trefflichen wie neuen Beobachtungen über Land und Leute Nord-Persiens, wodurch Europa ein erstes ausführliches Bild der südkaspischen Landschaft und einen Begriff vom klimatologischen Mechanismus und der Rolle des Kaspischen Meeres erhielt" (Gabriel in Henze). Enthält im 2. Teil die Geschichte Persiens unter Schah Sultan Hussein, die Invasion der Afghanen und die Geschichte Nadir Schahs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Annee litteraire, ou suite des Lettres sur quelques ecrits de ce temps. 90 tomes en 64 volumes.

      Amsterdam, 1754 - 1767,. pt. in-8°, plusieurs volumes avec exlibris 'Beat Rodolf Fischer', 42 volumes (annees 1754-1759) relies en veau marbre, dos ornes en or, tranches jaspees, 24 volumes relies en veau a nerfs (1762-1767), au total 64 volumes en excellent etat.. Edition originale. 1754 (premiere annee) - 1767. Incomplet. "Journal assez recherche, et qu'il est difficile de trouver complet." (Brunet). "L'Annee litteraire", en y comprenant la continuation jusqu'en 1791, forme 292 tomes. Notre exemplaire comprend les annees 1754, etant la premiere annee, jusqu'a l'annee 1767, aux exeptions suivantes: manque de l'annee 1759 les volumes 4 a 8, puis tous les volumes de 1760 et 1761.Freron continua ce journal jusqu'a sa mort, malgre les haines et les persecutions. Son programme fut le meme d'un bout a l'autre: critiquer la litterature contemporaine. C'est un polemiste toujours en guerre qui a joint, a de vastes connaissances, du discernement, de la sagacite et de la finesse, voire une verve et une ironie spirituelles auxquelles ses ennemis memes ne furent pas toujours insensibles. L'epigramme suivante de Voltaire est restee dans toutes les memoires:L'autre jour, au fond d'un vallon,Un serpent piqua Jean Freron;Que pensez-vous qu'il arriva?Ce fut le serpent qui creva.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Vapereau des Litterateurs p. 840-841; Hatin, Bibliographie p. 44; Hatin Histoire III/376-439.

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        La Danse Ancienne et Moderne, ou traité Historique de la Danse

      A La Haye [i.e. Paris]: Chez J. Neaulme, 1754. First edition. Vol. 1: (2), xxxii, (4), 168, 16; vol. 2: (4), 180; vol. 3: (2), 168, (28) pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, and marbled endpapers. Minor chipping to spine ends and rubbing to joints and edges, otherwise a fine and pretty copy. A history of dance, describing its development from ancient civilizations to Louis XIV and the establishment of French opera. "One of the most important histories of the danse, quoted by Noverre and many danse histories" (Derra de Moroda 515). Tipped to the front pastedown is a manuscript note in ink providing biographical information on Cahusac.

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        Vermehrtes und verbessertes Blackwellisches Kräuterbuch das ist ...Sammlung der Gewächse die zum Arzney-Gebrauch in den Apotheken aufbehalten werden... Zweytes Hundert. Mit einer Vorrede Christoph Jacob Trews ... und in Kupfer gestochen von Nicolaus Friederich Eisenberger

      Nurnberg, de Lannoy 1754.. Mit kolor. gestoch. Titel und 100 kolor. Pflanzenkupfern (num. 101-200). 4 Bll., S. 55-80, 44 Bll. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. Folio. Plesch 63; De Belder 29; Stafleu-C. 546; Sitwell p. 75; Heilmann 355: "Die von Trew hergestellten Nachbildungen in Kupferstich sind spater sehr bekannt geworden. Sie sind bedeutend besser als die Original der Mrs. Blackwell" - Bd. 2 von 6 Bänden. - Etwas bestoßen. Tls. leicht fleckig, die Tafeln 193-200 mit etwas aufgerauter Stelle am seitlichen Rand. Recht gutes Exemplar!

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        Les Regles du Dessein et du Lavis, pour les Plan Particuliers des Ouvrages & des Bâtimens, & pour leur Coupes, Profils, Elévations & Façades, tant de l'Architecture militaire que civile

      Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1754. Nouvelle edition. 24 folding engraved plates. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with leather label, raised bands, marbled endpapers. Preceded by the very scarce editions of 1721 and 1722, this is a beautiful copy of drawing book on architectural drawing, including techniques of wash drawing, with the unsigned engraved plates showing instruments scales and symbols to be used on drawings, plans, and maps.

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        Dell' origine e fundazion de' seggi di Napoli.

      Neapel, Raffaele Gessari, 1754.. 4to. 3 parts in one vol. (8), 301, (13); (4), 40; 8, 84 pp. With engr. title page, 29 small and 9 large armorial woodcuts in the text (two of the latter on half-titles) as well as numerous initials. 19th-c. marbled half calf with giltstamped red label to spine.. Second edition, first published in 1644: the history of the Neapolitan "seggi" (seats), i.e., municipal wards or decentralized, neighborhood-based political organizations. "Who one was in Naples was inextricably linked to where one was from. One's residence or affiliation within one of the city's five noble districts (seggio of Capuana, Montagna, Nido, Porto, or Portanova) or its lone popular district (seggio del popolo), as much as one's right of precedence in the order of march in parades and processions, reflected one's status or honor among fellow citizens and one's place in the local social and political structure" (Marino, Becoming Neapolitan, p. 3f.). As the seggi archives in the Archivio di Stato were destroyed during WWII, this text remains one of the principal contemporary accounts of the organization of the seggi. Both early editions being excessively rare, it was reprinted in 2005 by Paolo Piccolo. - Includes, with separate title-pages, "Sopplimento all' apologia del terminio" and "Della varieta della fortuna". The woodcuts show the arms of the various seggi as well as those of the noble families associated with them. - Variously browned throughout due to paper. From the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Chateau de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. - ICCU NAPE\001235. Cf. Cat. de la Bibliotheque de M. Libri (Paris 1857), no. 5337-5339 (1644 first ed.).

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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.

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        The Elements of Navigation; containing the Theory and Practice. With All the Necessary Tables. To which is Added, a Treatise of Marine Fortification

      London: J. Nourse, 1754. First edition. 13 folding engraved maps and plates. xvi, 672 pp. LACKING pp. 195-198. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf with slight wear and scuffing, neatly rebacked. Ex-library, from the Institute of Naval Architects, with their bookplate, and that of Frank Streeter. First edition. 13 folding engraved maps and plates. xvi, 672 pp. LACKING pp. 195-198. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition of this popular work by the mathematician, John Robertson (1707-1776), which "went through seven editions in fifty years." - ODNB. The first edition is quite scarce, both in institutions and on the market.

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        A Catalogue of the Libraries of the late right honourable Henry, Lord Viscount Colerane, the Honble Mr. Baron Clarke, the Rev. Samuel Dunster, D.D. Prebendary of Sarum, and Translator of Horace, and many others : Containing near two hundred Books in all Languages, Arts and Sciences (.).

      Sans lieu ni date (Vers 1754). - 2 tomes en 2 volumes : 1). 6 pages non chiffrées + 128 pages + 176 pages + 220 pages 2). 4 pages non chiffrées + 488 pages + 4 pages non chiffrées (manque les pages 73 à 76, 319 à 326) (12x21cm). Reliures anciennes Cuir. Dos un peu passés. Petits trous de vers aux dos. Papier bruni. Rousseurs. Exemplaires courts de marge. Livre en Anglais. Catalogue. Rare.

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        Neue Bewährung aus Urkunden, Gesetzen und Geschichten der Teutschen, daß die Reichsritterschaft von Anbegin des Reichs zu dem Adel in Teutschland gezehlet worden und unmittelbar gewesen, welche bis in das funfzehende Jahrhundert fortgeführet ist und als der historische Theil der vertheidigten Freyheit und Unmittelbarkeit der Reichsritterschaft, wie auch als eine Einleitung in die Lehre von dem Adel in Teutschland gebraucht werden kan. Mit nützlichen Documenten herausgegeben

      Frankfurt, Leipzig, 1754. 4 Bl. incl. Titel mit gestoch. Vignette, 120 Seiten, 2 Bl. Register; 1 Bl., 54 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit, Folio. - Pütter II, 130. - Seltene einzige Ausgabe. Verteidigt die Reichsunmittelbarkeit der Ritterschaft, zugleich eine Einleitung in die Lehre des Adelstandes in Deutschland. Im Anhang Dokumente und Urkunden, ausgestellt von den Kaisern des Heiligen Römischen Reiches. - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, sonst in sehr guter Erhaltung. Mit gestochenem Wappenexlibris des Franz Lambert Freiherr von Varicourt.

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        The Trial of Elizabeth Canning, Spinster, for Wilful and Corrupt Perjury; at Justice Hall in the Old Bailey, 1754 plus other Papers Relative to the said Trial

      John Clarke - 1754. Hardcover. [The Trial of Elizabeth Canning, Spinster, for Wilful and Corrupt Perjury; at Justice Hall in the Old Bailey, Held by Adjournment, on Monday the 29th April, Wednesday the 1st, Friday the 3d, Saturday the 4th, Monday the 6th, Tuesday the 7th, and Wednesday the 8th of May, 1754. Before the Right Honourable Thomas Rawlingson, Esq; Lord-Mayor of the City of London, Sir Edward Clive, Knt. One of the Justices of His Majesty?s Court of Common Pleas, The Honourable Heneage Legge, Esq. One of the Barons of His Majesty?s Court of Exchequer, William Moreton, Esq. Recorder, and others the Justices, &c.] 201pp. Bound with [An Address to the Liverymen of the City of London from Sir Crisp Gascoyne, Knt. Late Lord Mayor, Relative to His Conduct in the Cases of Elizabeth Canning and Mary Squires] 45pp. Published by James Hodges of London, 1754. [A Refutation of Sir Crisp Gascoyne?s Address to the Liverymen of London: by A Clear State of the Case of Elizabeth Canning, in Narrative of Facts, ranged in a regular series, and supported by the Informations and Affidavits of near Eighty Witnesses of Good Credit] 30pp plus viiipp Index. Published by J. Payne of London, 1754. [Appendix] 51pp. 39cm x 25cm. Professionally rebound in half calf with marbled boards. Twin gilt title plates on spine. Raised bands. Elaborate tooling to spine. Gilt decoration and embossing to edges of leather. Page edges uncut. Some staining and foxing to pages. Excellent set of papers relating to justice etc. in 18th century Britain. First edition copy. . . . . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Chez Prault A Paris 1754 10 tomes en 11 Vol. in 2 (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. 11 Vol. reliés

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        Elemens du commerce

      Second edition of mention, partly original, published the same year as the first one. Chez Briasson, David l'aîné, Lebreton A Leyde et se trouve a Paris 1754relié

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        Clavis Diplomatica, Specimina Vetervm Scriptvrarvm Tradens, Alphabeta Nimirvm Varia, Medii Evi Compendia Scribendi, Notariorvm Vetervm Signa Perpvra, Cet : Singvla Tabvlis Aeneis Expressa.... . ..praemissa Est Bibliotheca Scriptorvm ... (Truncated)

      Hanoverae : Sumpt. Haeredvm B. N. Foersteri Et Filii, 1754, Hardback, First EditionFull Book Title: Clavis Diplomatica, Specimina Vetervm Scriptvrarvm Tradens, Alphabeta Nimirvm Varia, Medii Evi Compendia Scribendi, Notariorvm Vetervm Signa Perpvra, Cet : Singvla Tabvlis Aeneis Expressa.... . ..praemissa Est Bibliotheca Scriptorvm Rei Diplomaticae. Iterata Hac Editione Sic Ab Avctore Recognita, Emendata Ac Locvpletata, Vt Novvm Opvs Videri PossitVery good copy in the original full vellum. Professionally re-backed with a new label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. On request. ; 616 pages; Language: Latin. Physical desc. : [4], 60, 616, [20] p. , [52] 18, [1] plates ; 24cm. Subject: Diplomacy. Paleography, Latin. Abbreviations, Latin. Illustrations: facsimiles of handwriting.

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        Le Palais du silence. Conte Philosophique. (EXEMPLAIRE AUX ARMES DU MARQUIS D'OSMOND).

      - Amsterdam [Avignon, Niel], 1754. 2 volumes in-12, plein veau havane marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs guillochés or, ornés de caissons fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin bordeaux, armes dorées au centre des plats, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges, 229 p. et 270 p. titres compris, une planche gravée d'après Cochin en frontispice. Edition originale. Le fleuron de titre révèle une impression de la famille Niel en Avignon. Conte "philosophique" allégorique librement inspiré, selon l'auteur, d'un texte de Cadmus de Milet dans lequel un jeune héros est jeté dans de grandes aventures, rencontrant amour et terribles prodiges, sur fond de luttes pour instaurer un gouvernement plus conforme aux "Lumières" et à la justice. La "Correspondance" de Grimm signalait à l'attention de ses lecteurs un passage de ce conte qui relatait l'histoire de la querelle entre Maupertuis et Voltaire, déguisés sous les noms de Pythagore et Xénophane. L'auteur, le chevalier d'Arcq, était un fils naturel du Comte de Toulouse, fils légitimé de Louis XIV. (Dufrenoy, 'Orient romanesque', II, 154. 'France littéraire', I, 84). Une petite épidermure à un plat. Provenances: le marquis d'Osmond (1707-1771), chevalier de l'ordre de Saint Louis et gouverneur d'Argentan, avec ses armes dorées sur les plats (O.H.R., planche 2469) et Fréderic Lachèvre, avec son ex-libris gravé. Bel exemplaire, dans une fine reliure anglaise de l'époque, imprimé sur papier fort, très frais, grand de marges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Danse Ancienne et Moderne, ou traité Historique de la Danse

      A La Haye [i.e. Paris] : Chez J. Neaulme, 1754 - A history of dance, describing its development from ancient civilizations to Louis XIV and the establishment of French opera. "One of the most important histories of the danse, quoted by Noverre and many danse histories" (Derra de Moroda 515). Tipped to the front pastedown is a manuscript note in ink providing biographical information on Cahusac First edition. 3 volumes in one vols., 12mo. Vol. 1: (2), xxxii, (4), 168, 16; vol. 2: (4), 180; vol. 3: (2), 168, (28) pp. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, and marbled endpapers. Minor chipping to spine ends and rubbing to joints and edges, otherwise a fine and pretty copy. Brunet VI, 10374; Cicognara,1609; Magriel 29. Provenance: from the estate of Huguette Clark [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Kurze Sammlung unterschiedlicher den Menschen dienlicher Wissenschaften und Kunst-Stücke, sowohl für curieuse Liebhaber, als Künstler und Handwercker zu gebrauchen.

      Frankfurt/Leipzig, Adam Jonathan Felßeckers Erben, 1754. - Worinnen von allerhand Farben, Holz-Lacquiren, heimlichen und verborgenen Schrifften, nebst Verfertigung der Dinten dazu, Wart- und Verbesserung der Weine, gold- und silbernen Buchstaben, Marmorsteinen, Holz zu verwahren, Sympathetischen Pulver, Spitzen- und Flor-Zubereitung, gold- und silbernen Sachen einen Glanz zu geben, und zu erneuern, nebst noch vielen anderen Dingen hinlängliche Nachricht ertheilet wird. Wobey ein Anhang von Salpeter- und Pulvermachen befindlich ist. 126 S., (4 Bl. Verzeichnis). Späterer Halblederband mit Rückenschild (leicht bestoßen). Seiten vereinzelt etwas braunfleckig. Titelblatt mit Anmerkung von alter Hand. Gutes Exemplar. Nicht bei Holzm.-Bohatta, Ferchl, Caillet. - Sehr selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH]
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        David's Repentance:

      sp;- London - S. Birt et al, 1754 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A pocket sized book on Psalms with an engraved second title to the frontispiece and decorative tail piece to rear. 'David's Repentance' was first preached and then published 'for the benefit of God's church. Wherein every Christian may set before his eyes the pattern of unfeigned repentance'. Samuel Smith was a preacher at Prittlewell in Essex and was the author of 'The Great Assize'. Condition: Expertly rebacked in a full calf binding. Externally, sound but with bumping and wear to extremities and some marks to boards. Internally, pages have slight age toning with scattered marksand the odd spot. With a closed tear to page 329. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Britannicae Insulae

      Paris 1754 - Size : 410x540 (mm), 16.125x21.25 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        L'Histoire des Imaginations Extravagantes de Monsieur Oufle

      Paris: Chez Duchesne, 1754. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        I Liberi Muratori Commedia di Ferling Isac Crens Fratello Operaio della Loggia di Danzica. Dedicata al celebre ed illustre Signore Aldinoro Clog Autore Comico Prestantissimo.

      In Libertapoli, l?Anno dell?Era Volgare 1754 e della ristaurazione della Loggia 152. PRIMA EDIZIONE. Ferling Isac Crens (anagramma dell?avventuroso poligrafo Francesco Griselini) al celebre, magnifico, illustre Signore Aldinoro Clog, trasparente anagramma di Carlo Goldoni. Quasi certamente la dedica è stata motivata dalla gratitudine del Griselini per i suggerimenti artistici, e non ambientali, avuti da un commediografo tanto più esperto di lui. Griselini, attento lettore dei philosophes francesi, inglesi ed italiani ma anche di libri scientifici, scrisse commedie e saggi, diresse giornali e curò dizionari. Nel 1752 abbandonati temporaneamente gli studi di storia naturale, si lanciò nell?agone teatrale e nel giro di poco tempo scrisse alcune commedie, genere che andava molto di moda, scrivendo Il marito dissoluto, I liberi muratori, del 1754, che fu un?apologia degli ideali massonici. In 8vo; carta colorata del Settecento, antiporta incisa in rame; pp. 110. Axs

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        Traité des Sensations, à Madame la Comtesse de Vassé. Tome 1.

      A Londres, et se vend à Paris, chez de Bure, 1754. - Faux-titre + VI + 345 pages (tome 1 seul) (10x17cm). Reliure ancienne Cuir. Coins émoussés. Plats frottés. Mors en partie ouverts. Coiffe supérieure arrachée. Papier légèrement bruni. Rousseurs éparses. Philosophie. Locke.

      [Bookseller: Último Capítulo S.C.P.]
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        L'Histoire des Imaginations Extravagantes de Monsieur Oufle

      Paris: Chez Duchesne, 1754. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Essai Sur Les Troubles Actuels De Perse Et De Georgie

      Paris: Desaint & Saillant, 1754. Book. VG. Hardcover. First Edition. 12mo. xii, 155pp, 2 folding charts, bound in modern dark brown soft leather with gilt lettering at spine, original marbled edges, institutional exlib with stamp and numbers at title-page, text generally clean with only light occasional foxing noted. The author was French Consul in the Middle East. Scarce..

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