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        OBSERVATIONS SUR LES ANTIQUITÉS DE LA VILLE D'HERCULANUM. Avec quelques reflexions sur la Peinture & la Sculpture des Anciens; & une courte description de quelques Antiquités des environs de Naples.

      Imp. Ant. Jombert. París, 1754 - . 17 cm. XXXVI-98 pág., 5 h. Ilustr. con 38 lám. calcográficas (de un total de 40; faltan la 15 y la 19), varias de ellas plegadas y algunas a doble cara. Cabeceras y capitulares xilográficas. Enc. en pergamino reciente, lomera rotulada, cierres, cortes pintados. * Monografía dedicada a Ercolano, una antigua ciudad romana de la región de Campania conocida por haberse conservado, junto con Pompeya, tras haber sido sepultada por las cenizas de la erupción del Vesubio en el año 79 d.C. El autor dedica algunas reflexiones a la pintura y escultura antiguas, así como a las antigüedades localizadas en los alrededores de Nápoles. Biblioteca Nacional de Francia 30253434. ercolano, nápoles, monografías, antigüedades, arqueología Itàlia, Malta Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Querquedula &c [ Blue-winged Teal]

      London 1754 - A fine image from Catesby's 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands', "the most famous colour-plate book of American plant and animal life.a fundamental and original work for the study of American species" (Hunt) Trained as a botanist, Catesby travelled to Virginia in 1712 and remained there for seven years, sending back to England collections of plants and seeds. With the encouragement of Sir Hans Sloane and others, Catesby returned to America in 1722 to seek materials for his 'Natural History'; he travelled extensively in Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas, sending back further specimens. His preface provides a lengthy account of the development of this work, including his decision to study with Joseph Goupy in order to learn to etch his plates himself to ensure accuracy and economy. A lovely and important work, embodying the most impressive record made during the colonial period of the natural history of an American colony. The most significant work of American natural history before Audubon's Birds of America . "The Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) is a small dabbling duck. The adult male has a greyish blue head with a white facial crescent, a light brown body with a white patch near the rear and a black tail. The adult female is mottled brown. Both sexes have a blue wing patch. In flight, they flap their wings especially rapidly. Their breeding habitat is marshes and ponds throughout north and central North America. The nest is a shallow depression on the ground lined with grass and down, usually surrounded by vegetation. They migrate in flocks to Central and South America. During migration, some birds may fly long distances over open ocean. They are occasional vagrants to Europe, where their yellow legs are a distinction from other small ducks like Common Teal and Garganey. DNA analysis of this species has revealed its genetic make up to be almost identical to that of the Cinnamon teal. These birds feed by dabbling in shallow water. They mainly eat plants; their diet may include molluscs and aquatic insects. The call of the male is a short whistle; the female's call is a soft quack." (Wikipedia) Cf. Anker 95; cf. Clark I:55; cf. Dunthorne 72; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 86; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p.85; cf. Meisel III:340; cf. Nissen BBI 336, IVB 177; cf. Sabin 11509; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1057; cf. Wood p. 282; cf. Amy Meyers and Margaret Pritchard, Empire's Nature, Mark Catesby's New World Vision , Williamsburg, 1998. Hand-coloured copper engraving on laid paper. Excellent condition. Sheet size: 12 3/4 x 18 inches.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        OSSERVAZIONI CRITICHE di sopra la Storia della Via Appia di D. Francesco M. Pratilli e di altri autori nell'opera citati.

      Simoniana,, Napoli, 1754 - in-4, pp. (16), 552, leg. coeva p. perg. rigida con tass. al d. Con una tav. ripiegata con una veduta della via Appia inc. da G. Vasi. Fioriture diffuse, per il resto buon esempl. di rara ediz. [MM2-120]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        Histoire generale des Voyages.

      Paris 1754 - Nouvelle collection. Vol. 12. 26,5 x 20 cm. XX, 659 S. Ldr.d.Zt. Leather of the time. Ecken u. Kapitale best. Edges and Capital charmfer. Enthält die frühen Reisen nach Amerika ( Kolumbus, Diaz de Solis, Cortez ) und Beschreibung Mittelamerikas. Mit Karten von Mexico, Nicaragua und Costa Rica, des nördlichen Südamerika ectr., ferner Ansichten von Mexiko - City ( 2 ) sowie mexikanischen Riten, Kultbauten und Pflanzen. Mit 16 ( 7 gefalteten ) Kupfertafeln und 13 ( 7 gefalteten ) Kupferkarten. Etwas gebräunt und minimal stockfleckig. Schönes Exemplar. The book covers all the early journeys to America (Kolumbus, Diaz de Solis, Cortez) and the instruction of middle America. With maps of Mexico, Nicaracua and Costa Ricaand the north of South America etc. Father views of Mexico-City (2) and also Mexican rites, cultic architecture and plants. With 16 (7 folded) Copperplates and 13 (7 folded) Copper maps. Slightly bronzy and min. foxed.Over all in very good condition. 1.100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Tome 46: Premiers voïages, découvertes et établissemens des Européens en Amérique (suite).

      Paris, Didot, 1754. - 12mo. (III)+563 pp. Complete with 5 fold. engr. maps/plans (Central America, Mexico) & 1 fold. plate. Hardcover. Contemp. mottled calf, spine gilt, with 2 title labels. Good. (Spine ends sl. dam.; occas. sl. waterst. in top margin). * Incl. the voyages of Ponce de Leon (1511-12), Nugnez de Balboa (1512-13), Las Casas (1514-16); description of Hispaniola or Santo Domingo; voyages of Hernandez de Cordoba (1517), Juan de Grijalva (1517-18); Hernan Cortez' conquest of Mexico, 1st part (1518-20). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Still life of summer flowers, roses, carnations, tulips and peonies in a terra cotta figural urn on a stone ledge with a nest of eggs and with butterflies

      - Paul Theodor van Brussel (Dutch, 1754-1795) A Still life of summer flowers, roses, carnations, tulips and peonies in a terra cotta figural urn on a stone ledge with a nest of eggs and with butterflies Oil on canvas Canvas size: 28” x 25”; framed size: 25 1/4” x 31 1/4” Signed l.r.: P.T. van Brussel Paul Theodor van Brussel's opulent bouquet typifies the late Dutch style in flower painting. The magnificent flowers cascade over the plinth upon which they are arranged, leading the viewers eye to the nest of eggs unsteadily perched at the edge of the stone ledge. Each sumptuous bloom sways at the end of an elegantly meandering stem, stimulating visual interest and creating an ever-moving composition. Yet within this image of perfection is hidden reality. The fly and butterfly remind us of the transience of natural beauty while at the same time giving the composition vitality. Born at Zuid Polsbroek, Holland, Brussel was a pupil of Jan Augustini at Haarlem. His first employment was in designing and painting wallpapers, but after his marriage in 1774, the artist turned to the creation of fruit and flower paintings. As can be seen in this example, he found inspiration in the works of Jan van Huysum. Brussel later lived at Amsterdam where he died at the age of forty-one, it is said by drowning. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Herbarium Selectum. Sammlung der Gewächse, die zum Arzney-Gebrauch in den Apotheken aufbehalten werden. Verlegt, gemahlet und in Kupfer gestochen von N.F. Eisenberger. Nürnberg, (1750) - 1754. Mit 2 gestochenen Titeln und 147 altkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Fol. Pp. d. Zt.,

      1754 - Sammelband aus den beiden ersten, insgesamt 6 Bände mit 616 Tafeln umfassenden Werkes. Die Nürnberger Neuausgabe (ursprünglich London 1737-39 erschienen) beruht auf J.C. Trews Anregung und wurde um Blütenanalysen sowie neue Pflanzen vermehrt. Der Nürnberger Stecher Eisenberg gehörte zu den besten naturwissenschaftlichen Illustratoren seiner Zeit. Wenige Blätter im Rand gebräunt, sonst sauberes Exemplar in einem hübschen Einband. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Travels Through Different Cities of Germany, Italy, Greece, and Several Parts of Asia, As Far As the Banks of the Euphrates: In a Series of Letters

      W. Strathan; London 1754 - Folio. [4], 311, [1] p., plates : maps ; 38 cm. Engraved frontis. 34 plates. Quarter-bound in black half-calf. Corners bound. 6 raised bands. 7 compartments. Gilt embossed lettering over rich burgundy title plates. Gilt borders dividing compartments. Red and black marbled paper boards. Book has been collated and all pages, inserts and fold-outs are included. Large tri-fold black and white copperplate engraving adjacent to title page depicting Athena astride a cloud over various artists working at their crafts. Extensive fold-out map of the island of Cyprus between pages 190 and 191. Extensive fold-out map of Syria between pages 204 and 205. Various other beautifully detailed illustration plates throughout volume, depicting the locales explored, including the Harbor of Genoa, The Church of St. Mamas at Morfou, and the South East Front of Agios Largos (or St. Hilarion.) This volume documents the extensive travels of Alexander Drummond through various letters and illustrations, being one of the most comprehensive travelogues of its time. The book consists of 13 letters, mostly to his brother, written during the years 1744-1750 while he was traveling, and later when he was resident in Cyprus and Asia Minor engaged in commercial pursuits. Tight binding and solid boards. Minimal shelf wear. Minor bumping to corners. Light scuffing to edge of front board. Clean, Fairly unmarked pages. Slight discoloration to edges and minor water damage. Torn pages have been professionally repaired. Side by side duplicates of pages 293 through 296 towards end of volume. Overall, a beautifully restored volume in excellent condition. Please feel free view our photographs of this fine piece. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        TraitŽ des sensations, a Madame la Contesse de VassŽÉ

      A Londres; & se vend a Paris: Chez de Bure l'a"nŽÉ 1754. - Two volumes, twelvemo. 2], vi, 345; [iv], 335, [1, errata] pp. Woodcut initials and decorations. Contemporary French catspaw calf, gilt-decorated spines with morocco labels, edges stained red. Binding extremities lightly rubbed, short split to upper joint of Volume I. Generally a very good, clean copy. First edition of the most comprehensive and best known work of Condillac (1714-80), French follower of Locke and Newton. Condillac's philosophy of sensationismÑthat all knowledge is based on the sensesÑrefuted Berkeley's idealism and anticipated Comte's positivism. In the present work, Condillac demonstrates his doctrine by imagining a humanoid statue, "organized internally like us, and animated with an intellect devoid of ideas of any sort," whose marble exterior prevent the use of any of its senses. By unlocking the statue's senses one by one, Condillac shows how its mind would be generated by the constant addition of more and more sense-experience. His highly original theory of language as the analyst of experience "united philosophical empiricism with the account of behavior (later called utilitarian) that explained it by the preference for pleasure over pain" (DSB). Condillac's theories influenced the work of Destutt de Tracy, Bonnet, Cabanis, Volney, Garat, GinguenŽ and others. Garrison and Morton 4968. Heirs of Hippocrates 935. Tchemerzine III, 477. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Lettres cabalistiques, ou correspondance philosophique, historique et critique, entre deux Cabalistes, divers Esprits élémentaires, & le Seigneur Astaroth

      Den Haag, Paupie 1754-70.. Nouvelle édition Augmentée de nouvelles Lettres & de quantité de Remarques. 7 vols. (complet). kl.-8°. Ldr. d. Zt. / Contemp. calf bindings. mit Rückengoldpräg u. -schildchen. Ecken u. Kanten berieb. Fehlstelle am Vorderdeckel v. Bd. 2. / With gilt spines and labels. Edges rubbed. Graesse I, 193 - "Als Mitglied der geistreichen Tafelrunde Friedrichs des Großen erlangte D´Argens einen Ruf und eine Bedeutung, die die Höhe seines Talents weit überragten. Der Erfolg seiner 'Lettres juives' veranlaßte D´Argens später 'Lettres cabalistiques' nachfolgen zu lassen, in denen...die Objecte des satyrischen Gerichts doch geschlossener, und insbesondere der zersetzende Eifer gegen die Kirche und die dogmatische Schule ansteigend glühender und dreister werden". (ADB I, 521f.) - As a member of Frederick the Great’s Round Table, D'Argens gained a reputation and a meaning that towered far above the level of his talent. The success of his 'Lettres juives' D'Argens led later to let 'Lettres cabalistiques' follow in which the objects of the satirical ... but closed court, and in particular the destructive zeal against the church and the dogmatic school rising ardent and be bolder " (ADB)

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        Arte, y vocabulario de lengua Quichua general de los Indios de el Peru? : que compuso el Padre Diego de Torres Rubio de la Compania de Jesvs. Y an?adio? el P. Juan de Figueredo de la misma Compania. Ahora nuevamente corregido, y aumentado en machos vocabl

      Lima: En la impr. de la Plazuela de San Christoval, 1754 [10]+257 pages numbered on recto only. Duodecimo (5 3/4" x 4") bound in original velum. (Palau 337262; Sabin-96271; Medina, Lima 1068) 3d and best edition.Medina points out that there has been some uncertainty, not to say controversy, over the identify of the revisers of Torres' original grammar. Certainly this, the third edition, was not printed under the supervision of Figueredo, who had died many years before its publication. The later revisions are attributed to Padres Jacinto Ochoa and Juan Ignacio Aguilar. Diego de Torres Rubio, one of the earliest authorities on native American languages, was born at Alcazar de Conseugra, Toledo, in 1557, and began his novitiate at Valencia in 1572. He joined the Society of Jesus, and in 1579, sailed for Peru, where he made practically a life-long study of the native languages. His first grammar and vocabulary on the General language of Peru, called Quichua was published in Seville in 1603, and was followed by other works, in which the original vocabularies were amplified by phrases and words not in daily use. This Peruvian book of grammar and vocabulary is the third edition after 1619 and 1701, much enlarged by Juan de Figuerdo whose work on the Vocabulario de la lengua Chinchaisuyo are included.Description:Worn with ties stubbed; front hinge repaired; lacks 5 text leaves (12, 66, 67, 248 and the terminal leaf) and any blanks preceding the title, pages 138 through 177 wormed in lower margin occasionally affecting text, page 201 top margin torn affecting two words in text. Over all a fair copy of a very scarce work.

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        An East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia: taken by George Heap from the Jersey Shore, Under the Direction of Nicholas Skull, Surveyor of the Province of Pennsylvania

      Engraved by G. Vandergucht, London: Published according to Act of Parliament, 1 September 1754. Panoramic engraving on 4 folio sheets, each approximately 29½ x 23½ in. Condition: Each sheet with old horizontal crease approximately 9 inches from top edge, small losses to sky area unobtrusively mended, the crease neatly reinforced from verso with archival tissue; each with small triangular patches of discoloration in margins (from early mount). Other light, mostly marginal browning or light patches (not affecting images). Sheet 1: ample margins at left, top and bottom, right side trimmed to platemark in upper portion; upper right edge reinforced from verso with archival tissue; Sheet 2: ample margins at left, top and bottom, right side trimmed to within platemark; Sheet 3: ample margins at left, top and bottom, right side trimmed to platemark in lower half; lower right edge reinforced from verso with archival tissue; Sheet 4: ample margins at right, top and bottom, left side trimmed at or just outside platemark; right edge reinforced from verso with archival tissue. A GRAND PROSPECT OF PHILADELPHIA: A FINE COPY OF THE 1754 SCULL-HEAP EAST PROSPECT FIRST STATE, with misspelling "Skull" at top and bottom of sheet 3. Founded in 1680 on a site between the Delaware and the Schuylkill Rivers, Philadelphia was ideally situated for trade and by the mid 18th century, it had become the principal port on the Atlantic coast as well as the commercial and administrative hub of William Penn's province of Pennsylvania. In 1750, Thomas Penn, son of the founder, requested "a perspective view of the city," as a dramatic advertisement to attract more entrepreneurs, merchants and settlers to the city. George Heap, an accomplished local artist, undertook a detailed rendering, from the perspective of the New Jersey side of the Delaware. In 1752, he and the surveyor of the province, Nicholas Scull, advertised for advance subscribers to an engraving after Heap's drawing. But as he was about to sail for London to have his rendering engraved on copper, Heap suddenly died. Scull took over the project and, in London, entrusted the drawing to the highly regarded Flemish-born engraver, Gerard Vandergucht (1696-1766). The completed engraving was on a monumental scale, requiring four large folio sheets, when joined measuring 82 x 20 inches. It accurately depicts the bustling waterfront of Philadelphia, a windmill on an island and many sailing vessels, pennants flying, plying the broad river. The Penn family coat-of-arms is shown at the bottom of sheet 3, along with dedication to proprietors Thomas and Richard Penn. Sheet 4 features a detailed key, identifying streets, the Courthouse, the Statehouse (Independence Hall), a large number of steepled churches and the recently founded Academy (later the University of Pennsylvania). As Martin Snyder has written, "the use of almost seven feet of paper to portray less than a mile of waterfront, from present-day South Street to Vine Street permitted the details that is its great feature." The Scull-Heap print provides a unique view of the city that would become, a few years later, the seat of the Continental Congress and later, the capital of the newly independent nation. The grand image--the largest and most artistically significant view of any American city of its period--proved tremendously popular, and an initial press run of 500 copies was soon followed by a second of 250 copies (these with the corrected "Scull reading). Clearly, as Snyder writes, "the ravages of time upon such a giant and indeed unwieldy picture readily account for its extreme rarity today." The Scull-Heap engraving was not held in many important collections (Thomas W. Streeter, the Hon. J. William Middendorf, Laird Park, Pflaumer, Jay T. Snider) and we have located only six copies in American institutions: Colonial Williamsburg; Historical Society of Pennsylvania (2 copies, one in poor condition); Independence National Historic Park; New York Pub. Book.

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        Le Microscope a 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 pour préparer, appliquer.toutes sortes d'objets.

      Chez Ch. A. Jombert,, a Paris, 1754 - In-8° (200x122mm), pp. (1), XVII, (3), 356, legatura coeva p. pelle marmorizzata marrone con dorso a nervi recante un titolo in oro su tassello granata e fregi floreali e vegetali dorati entro scomparti. Tagli rossi, sguardie marmorizzate policrome. 15 belle tavv. calcografiche ripiegate f.t. (è presente una tav. 3bis da aggiungere al computo delle 14 tavv. effettivamente numerate) di parti del microscopio e di sezioni vegetali, di anatomia umana e vegetale, etc., esaminate con l'analisi microscopica. Testatine arabescate e fregi tipografici. Indice delle materie in fine. Qualche fioritura e brunitura. Prima versione francese di "The Microscope made easy", opera del 1743 con cui il Baker si propose di divulgare la pratica delle ricerche condotte al microscopio e di fornire delle pratiche ed accessibili indicazioni per compiere autonomamente tali studi scientifici. Tale edizione francese presenta in più, rispetto all'originale inglese, la tavola con la figura di un microscopio solare e "plusieurs observations sur le Polype", riferentesi agli esperimenti pionieristici del Baker sui polipi di acqua dolce. Blake, 28. Wellcome, II, 88. Poggendorff, 91. Nissen, 202. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia; taken by George Heap from the Jersey Shore, under the Direction of Nicholas Scull, Surveyor General of the Province of Pennsylvania

      Thomas Jefferys, London - Black and white copper-engraving (1754-68). Sheet size: 22 3/4 x 38". Inventory#: p405pmat. "Probably the finest view of an American city made before the Revolution" (Swift and McCusker). It was separately issued in 1754, and also appeared in Jeffrey's "A General Topography of North America", 1768. Both issues are very rare. The Sheet consists of a grand view of Philadelphia from the New Jersey shore along the upper margin (the "East Prospect"), which is admirably supplemented by a plan of the city (lower left), and fine views of "The State House" (lower right), and "The Battery" (lower center). The view proper (the "East Prospect") is adapted from Scull and Heap's mammoth earlier view of the city on six sheets, 1754, but with revisions suggested in the main by Thomas Penn. The size was reduced to one large but manageable sheet, the supplementary views and plan were added, and the view itself revised to include the Jersey shore of the Delaware River. The latter alteration was made so that the city would clearly be seen as a protected river port. 0

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        Recueil des rits et cérémonies du pelerinage de la Mecque, auquel on a joint divers ecrits relatifs à la religion, aux sciences & aux moeurs des Turcs.

      Amsterdam & Paris, Desaint & Saillant, 1754. - 8vo. IV, 215, (1) pp. (Bound with:) Fénelon, [Gabriel Jacques] de Salignac de la Mothe. Directions pour la conscience d'un Roi, composées pour l'instruction de Louis de France. La Haye, Jean Neaulme, 1748. XII, 107, (1) pp. T. p. in red and black. Contemp. French full calf, spine gilt with floral designs in 5 compartments and giltstamped label. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. Only edition. "Galland's account of the rituals surrounding the pilgrimage to Mekkah includes enlightening description of many of the important shrines and sites within the city. Extensive footnotes describe the history and physical appearance of such features as the Kaaba, the Black Stone, and Mount Ararat, as well as explaining relevant Arabic terms and the importance of certain religious figures in the Islamic tradition" (Atabey cat.). "Galland, 'dragoman' or interpreter in the Levant, nephew of the celebrated orientalist Antoine Galland, translated many works into French, the present work being a collected edition of five Arabic and Turkish pieces" (Blackmer). Also contains a discussion of Ottoman science (the "Traduction d'une dissertation sur les sciences des Turcs, et sur l'ordre qu'ils gardent dans le cours de leurs études" by Zaini Efendi, pp. 85-98) and an extensive essay on the Greek island of Chios, ruled by Genoa from 1436 to 1566, when the Ottomans conquered the island (pp. 99-172), as well as an account of the Sultana Esma with Yakub Pasha, governor of Silistria. - Bound at the end is a later edition of Fénelon's well-known Mirror for Magistrates, written for the Dauphin, whose instructor Fénelon was (with contemporary note indexing this second work written on reverse of front flyleaf). - Slight browning throughout; lower half of title page remargined with a lithographed facsimile, extremeties repaired. Altogether an attractive copy; the Atabey copy (in a contemporary morocco binding for the provost of Paris) fetched £10,158 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium). Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 996. Atabey 470. Aboussouan 369. Blackmer 643. Gay 3639. Van Hulthem I, 2509. Grenoble 5218. Nyon 21020. OCLC 13232933. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Kunst im Schachspiel ein Meister zu Werden: Das ist: ein neuer Unterricht, wie man in kurzem dieses so edle und beliebte Spiel nach seiner Vollkommenheit erlernen könne. Gewiesen nach den neuesten Mustern des berühmten und itztlebenden grossen Schachs

      König Verlag, Strasburg 1754 - 351+[errata] pages with fold out diagram. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 4 1/4") bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:476) First German edition. François-André Danican Philidor (September 7, 1726 – August 31, 1795), often referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime, was a French composer and chess player. He contributed to the early development of the opéra comique. He was also regarded as the best chess player of his age; his book Analyse du jeu des Échecs was considered a standard chess manual for at least a century, and a well-known chess opening and a checkmate method are both named after him. Philidor started playing regularly around 1740 at the chess Mecca of France, the Café de la Régence. It was also there that he famously played with a friend from 'New England', Mr. Benjamin Franklin. The best player in France at the time, Legall de Kermeur, taught him. At first, Legall could give Philidor rook odds, but in only three years, Philidor was his equal, and then surpassed him. Philidor visited England in 1747 and decisively beat the Syrian Phillip Stamma in a match +8 =1 -1, despite the fact Philidor let Stamma have White in every game, and scored all draws as wins for Stamma. The same year, Philidor played many games with another strong player, Sir Abraham Janssen, who was then the best player in England, and with the exception of M. de Legalle, probably the best player Philidor ever encountered. He could win on an average one game in four off Philidor, at even terms; and Philidor himself declared that he could only give to Janssen the pawn for the move. In 1754, Philidor returned to France, after nine years of absence spent mostly in Holland and England. He was now a much stronger player, having successfully played with opponents of the calibre of Philip Stamma and Abraham Janssen, but, as G. Allen reports in The life of Philidor, it was not until his match with de Legal in 1755 that he can be considered the strongest player in the world. When Philidor left Paris, in 1745, although he had for some time been playing even games with M. de Legal. he had not ceased to recognize his old master as still his master and superior. But nine years of practice, with a great variety of players, had authorized him to look for neither superior nor equal; and when, in 1755, a match was arranged between the pupil and his master, who was still at the height of his strength, the result placed the crown firmly and indisputably upon the head of Philidor. In 1749, Philidor published his famous book Analyse du jeu des Échecs. He printed a second edition in 1777, and a third edition in 1790. The book was such an advance in chess knowledge that by 1871, it had gone through about 70 editions, and had been translated into English, German, Russian and Italian. In it, Philidor analyzed nine different types of game openings. Most of the openings of Philidor are designed to strengthen and establish a strong defensive center using pawns. He is the first one to realize the new role of the pawn in the chess game; and his most famous advice was the saying "The pawns are the soul of chess." Condition: Corners gently bumped, modern leather binding, some foxing, previous owner's name to title else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Parfait Maréchal, qui enseigne à connoître la beauté, la bonté & les deffauts des Chevaux. Les signes & les causes des Maladies: les moyens de les prévenir, leur gerison, & le bon ou mauvais usage de la Purgation & de la Saignée.

      Didot, Nyon, Damonneville, Savoye,, A Paris, 1754 - 2 parti in un vol. in-4° (265x195mm), pp. (10), 512, (9) di indice, (1) bianca; 406, (2) di privilegio, (2) bianche. Bella legatura coeva p. pelle nocciola marmorizzata con dorso a nervi adorno di titolo in oro entro tassello granata, filetti, fiorellini e tralci vegetali dorati entro scomparti. Tagli rossi, sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Antiporta incisa su rame alla prima parte, fregi tipografici istoriati in xilografia; 2 tavv. incise su rame e ripiegate f.t. con raffigurazioni generali dell'anatomia del cavallo; svariate altre incisioni n.t., anche a p. pag. Ex-libris. Bellissimo e puro esemplare. Ottima riedizione di celebre manuale, a carattere di organico enciclopedismo ippologico, stampato per la prima volta nel 1664 e da allora sovente ristampato e tradotto nelle principali lingue europee. Jacques de Solleysel (Clapier, 1617-1680), gentiluomo francese, dedicò tutta la propria vita allo studio e all'allevamento dei cavalli, passione cui fu educato, a Parigi, da cavallerizzi come Menou e Pluvinel. Nel suo paese natale istituì una scuola che lo rese famoso al punto da valergli la nomina a scudiero ordinario della grande scuderia reale. Per quanto non sconfessasse mai sino in fondo le pratiche e le credenze talora superstiziose dell'epoca, De Solleysel fondò buona parte delle basi dell'ippologia moderna, scrivendo altresì, primo tra i francesi, un piccolo trattato sull'allevamento dei cavalli da corsa. Mennessier De La Lance, II, 524 e sgg. Brunet, Table, 7724. Podeschi, 41. Olschki, Choix, 9552-9556 e 10159-10163. Huth, p. 22. Graesse, VI, 433. Nissen, 3898 (ed. 1664). Leclainche, Histoire illustrée de la médicine veterinaire, I, pp. 21-31. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres Juives ou correspondance Philosophique Historique & Critique entre un juif Voyageur en differens Etats de l'Europe & ses Correspondans en divers endroits Nouvelle édition augmentée de nouvelles lettres & de quantité de remarques. 8 volumes

      Pierre Paupie, La Haye 1754 - (xxiv), 336/ (iv), 340/ (iv), 348/ (xxviii), 339/ (xxii), 337/ (xx), 337/ 287/ 424 pp.num. 8 volumes. Reliure plein veau, dos lisses avec cartouches et titres dorées.

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        Opuscules sur la langue francoise. Par divers Academiciens.

      Paris, Bernard Brunet, 1754.. In-12, plein veau marbre de l'epoque, dos lisse orne de compartiments fleuronnes et cloisonnes, piece de titre de maroquin bordeaux (petit accroc a la coif. sup.), 392, (4) p. Premiere edition collective qui contient le recueil des essais de grammaire de Dangeau (jusqu'a la page p. 243), le 'Journal de l'Academie francoise' (Choisy) -- 'Des participes actifs' (Mezeray) -- 'Lettre de M. Huet (...) a M. Charpentier' -- 'Lettre de Monsieur Patru a Monsieur Charpentier' -- 'Des participes passifs' (d'Olivet). (Brunet, 4988). Bel exemplaire..

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        The Gardeners Dictionary Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving All Sorts of Trees Plants and Flowers For the Kitchen Fruit and Pleasure Gardens ( Complete in 3 Volumes )

      London: Printed for the Author, 1754. Complete in 3 volumes, unpaginated, engraved frontis. Bound in full calf. Each volume has been rebacked, retaining the original boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title labels. Boards light rubbed, some minor wear loss on corners. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, early gift inscription dated 1775 on free endpaper. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice set, in very attractive bindings. A59. Fourth Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Elemens du commerce

      The First French Work on Economics Using Mathematical Argument[FORBONNAIS, FranÁois VÃ?ron Duverger de]. Elemens du commerce. Premiere[- Seconde] Partie. Leiden and Paris: Chez Briasson..., 1754.Scarce first edition. Two twelvemo volumes. [6], 400, [2, errata]; [2], 276 pp.Contemporary French mottled calf. Spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with two tan morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges decoratively tooled in gilt, edges stained red, marbled endpapers. A few minor rust spots. A wonderful copy. ìAfter initial employment in industry and trade in Nantes, [Forbonnaisís (1722-1800)] desire to obtain an official position in the government services (successful in 1756 when he was appointed general inspector of currency) inspired his career as a writer on economic and financial subjects. These all have a strong mercantilist flavour, and also display considerable antagonism to the Physiocrats. Forbonnais contributed a number of economic articles to the EncyclopÃ?die and provided translations of some important writings on commerce...Forbonnaisí major works are his ElÃ?mens du commerce (1754) and his Principes et observations oeconomiques (1767). The ElÃ?mens has the distinction of being the first French work on economics using mathematical argument. This is his analysis of equilibrium conditions with respect to the rates of exchange between more than two countries and in situations of bimetallism where there are differences in the price ratios of gold and silverî (The New Palgrave).Einaudi 1922. Goldsmithsí 8923. Higgs 747. Kress 5347.HBS 66985.$10,000

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        Histoire de l'Admirable Don Quichotte de la Manche. Traduite de l'Espagnol. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée.

      A Paris, chez Durand, 1754. - 6 volumes in-12. frontispice. 9ff. 440pp. 9 planches hors-texte. + 4ff. 432pp. 3 planches hors-texte. + 5ff. 442pp. 7 planches hors-texte. + 6ff. 532pp. 12 planches hors-texte. + 5ff. 494pp. 5 planches hors-texte. + 5ff. 501pp. 1f. 3 planches hors-texte. Plein veau, dos lisses ornés (Reliure de l'époque, quelques défauts). Jolie édition illustrée d'un frontispice et de 39 planches gravées par Cars, Mathey et Crepy d'après les dessins de Humblot et Bonnard. Menus défauts aux reliures, petites traces de vers au dernier tome. Assez bon exemplaire. Palau, 52737. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the Antiquities Historical and Monumental of the County of Cornwall . Consisting of Several Essays on the Druid-Superstition,customs, and Remains of the Most Antiquity, in Britain and the British Isles, Exemplify`d and Prov`d Monuments

      Oxford: W Jackson , 1754. A fine copy of this scarce early book on Cornwall, with many wonderful engravings of stone circles, dolmens, ring forts, castles , archaeological finds etc, some foxing through out as is normal , contemporary binding rebacked many years ago six raised bands with gilt title on red label , fine book plate of Thomas Michell C.B. signature of a previous owner on the fep, and another on the title page. 412 pp. . Book Plate of Former Owner.. First Edition. Full Brown Calf.. Very Good. Illus. by Illustrated with Engravings. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger anderer Länder. Aus dem Englischen übersetzet durch Christian Ernst von Weindheim.

      . 3 vols. in one. Erlangen 1754-55. With engr. frontisp., 180 engr. plates (12 are maps). 4to. (24) + 457 + (4); (46) + 374; (32) + 428 + (24) pp. Contp. full calf. Old name on flyleaf. With bookplate from the library of Herlufsholm. * First German edition. Pococke visited Egypt in 1737-38, ascending the Nile as far as Philae, and the passed into Palestine in 1738-40..

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        Opuscules sur la langue francoise. Par divers Academiciens. (RELIURE AUX ARMES)

      Paris, Bernard Brunet, 1754.. In-12, plein veau marbre de l'epoque, dos a 5 nerfs orne de caissons fleuronnes et cloisonnes, piece de titre de maroquin bordeaux (armes dorees au centre du plat superieur), 392, (4) p. Premiere edition collective qui contient le recueil des essais de grammaire de Dangeau (jusqu'a la page p. 243), le 'Journal de l'Academie francoise' (Choisy) -- 'Des participes actifs' (Mezeray) -- 'Lettre de M. Huet (...) a M. Charpentier' -- 'Lettre de Monsieur Patru a Monsieur Charpentier' -- 'Des participes passifs' (d'Olivet). (Brunet, 4988). Les armes du plat inferieur ont ete effacees et recouvertes a l'epoque. Reliure epidermee et restauree. Interieur tres frais. Exemplaire aux armes de Jean-Claude Fauconnet de Vilde, ecuyer, conseiller de la ville de Paris (1733), avocat expeditionnaire en cour de Rome, mort en 1765. (OHR, pl. 1654)..

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        Account of a Journey from Williamsburg to the French Fort, near the Lake Erie, in Virginia. In The Gentleman's Magazine

      London: D. Henry and R. Cave, 1754. Newspaper. Very Good. Newspaper. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 4-page article within the entire June edition of The Gentleman's Magazine. A scarce and important account providing one of the earliest descriptions of 21-year old Major George Washington's famous journey from Williamsburg to deliver a letter from Governor Dinwiddie to the French commandant at Fort Le Boeuf near Lake Erie demanding that the French abandon the area. Published shortly after Washington's journal was printed for the House of Burgesses in February and at the same time as a similar "extract" of the account was published in The London Magazine. This article copies much verbatim from Washington's Journal and includes considerable information about Washington's meetings with potential Indian allies and his arduous return journey by foot and raft in the freezing cold during which he was ambushed by a party of "French Indians." Removed from a bound volume. Tight binding with clean pages. Very light wear.

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        Bible in Latin. With the Prologues attributed to St. Jerome and the Interpretation of Hebrew Names in the version beginning Ã’Aaz apprehendersÓ and with (in a fifteenth-century hand) lists of capitula, liturgical readings and other matter, all in Latin

      Northern France, c. 1250-75. Large thick 8vo, 208mm. x 137mm., 543 leaves plus 13 fifteenth-century leaves (one blank) and 3 flyleaves (one medieval), complete, gatherings mostly of 16 leaves with later signatures in top inner corners of first leaves, double column, 48-9 lines, written in dark brown ink in a handsome small gothic hand in two columns, some headings in red, capitals touched in red, chapter-numbers and running-titles (except in Psalms) in alternately red and blue letters, chapter initials throughout in red or blue with extensive contrasting pen work decoration, ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTYTHREE LARGER DECORATED INITIALS, up to 10-line, in divided red and blue with fine pen work in both colours, fifteenth-century additions at both ends, some medieval sidenotes (extremities sometimes cropped), light waterstaining in upper margins, tips of running-titles sometimes cropped, generally in fine condition, sixteenth-century German blind-stamped white pigskin over wooden boards with brass clasps and catches, sewn on 4 bands. PROVENANCE& & (1) This is a handsome thirteenth-century French Bible in good condition; it may well have been made in a Parisian workshop. There is a medieval name in plummet at the end of the thirteenth century portion (f. 543) Ã’fr. laure[n]tÓ, ie. Frater Laurentius& & (2) In Germany by the end of the Middle Ages when the additions were made and still there when rebound; there are erased inscriptions at the top and bottom of the verso of the flyleaf.& & (3) Prince Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord (1754-1838, French statesman, bishop of Autun, French Revolutionary, minister of Foreign Affairs 1797-1807, Grand Chamberlain to Napoleon, Prime Minister to Louis XVIII, French Ambassador to England 1830-4, etc.); his sale at SothebyÕs, 28 May 1816, lot 3440, to Bailey. The manuscript was very possibly pillaged from Germany during the Napoleonic wars. Note on flyleaf (signed Ã’BÓ, presumably Bailey) Ã’Hoc liber ad bibliothecam splendidam principis Talerand pertinet ex qua [word erased] vicesimo die Maii. Ao.Dni. MDCCCXVIÓ & & (4) Swann auction 1986 & & (5) Martin Sch¿yen, Oslo and London his Ms 028 & & (6) private collection. &

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        Siècle Littéraire de Louis XV. Ou Lettres sur les Hommes Célèbres.

      A Amsterdam (Paris), et se trouve à Paris, chez Duchesne, 1754. - 2 parties en 1 volume in-12. 220pp. 1f. + 288pp. Plein veau moucheté, dos à nerfs orné, triple filet doré sur les plats, armoiries royales au centre, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque, petits défauts aux mors et aux coiffes, coins émoussés). Compilation imprimée sous une fausse adresse, un an après l'originale. Elle contient entre autres plusieurs chapitres sur la musique, le chant et la danse ("Sur l'Orgue, le Clavessin, et les premiers Organistes du tems", "Sur le Violon, la Basse de Viole, et les autres instrumens", etc.) avec des allusions aux musiciennes célèbres (Louise Couperin, Marie Pélissier, etc.). Précieux exemplaire d'Elisabeth Farnese, reine d'Espagne (1714-1746), avec ses armoiries dorées au centre des plats. Femme ambitieuse et décidée, elle exerça une grande influence sur son époux, le roi Philippe V, et joua un rôle important dans l'histoire politique espagnole. L'exemplaire passa ensuite par la grande famille aristocratique anglaise des Percy, Comtes de Northumberland, avec un ex-libris héraldique "C.F. Northumberland", puis entre les mains de Lady Williams (probablement Sarah, morte en 1876) avec une étiquette typographique "Lady Williams. Bodelwyddan" au contreplat. Enfin, il fut la propriété de la Comtesse de Paris avec la mention manuscrite "Countess of Paris" inscrite sur un feuillet de garde. Petits défauts à la reliure mais bon exemplaire. Barbier, IV, p. 488. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beyträge zu nützlichem und vergnügendem Gebrauch und Verbesserung des Microscopii. Aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche übersetzt. Augsburg, E. Kletts, 1754. 8°. 10 Bll., 576 S., 8 Bll. Mit 17 (meist gefalteten) Kupfertafeln, Pbd. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Waller 10730. - Wellcome II, 88. - Blake 28. - Nissen ZBI 201. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieses Standardwerks der Mikroskopie, mit einer Vielzahl von mikroskopischen Darstellungen aus den drei Naturreichen.- Das Frontispiz (Tafel 16) mit der schönen Darstellung des von Baker verwendeten Mikroskopes.- Titel mit kl. Monogrammstempel, Ebd. etw. berieben

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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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        A New Treatise on the Diseases of Horses - 2 Volumes

      London: A Millar, 1754. Wherein what is necessary to the knowledge of a horse. The cure of his diseases, and other matters relating to that subject, are fully discussed, in a plain and easy manner, from many years practice and experience. With the cheapest and most efficacious remedies. (the transport breakdown manual of its day) Written by William Gibson, Surgeon, in Duke Street, Grosvenor Square. Volume One 388pp. Volume Two 428pp plus index. 32 copper plates. Armorial ex libris plate to front pastedown. Marbled end papers. Recently rebacked. . Second Edition, Corrected. Full Calf. Very Good. 210x135mm.

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        Syntomos eisagoge tes arabikes glosses.

      Probably Wallachia (Bucharest?), December 1754.. Folio (205 x 315 mm). Autograph manuscript in Greek and Arabic, signed, on strong Central European writing paper (imitation of Dutch "Pro Patria" watermark). (Title page), 107 ff., numbered in Arabic and written on both sides. 19th-century half calf (by Emmanuell Horn, Constantinople) with giltstamped spine, titled in Greek letters, "Rakovitza Voevoda Grammatike tes arabikes glosses". Marbled endpapers.. Unique, unpublished grammar of and introduction to Arabic, composed in Greek by a ruler of the Ottoman Principality of Wallachia: his autograph manuscript, written in the year 1754, during his first term as monarch of Wallachia. Though most of the 18th century manuscripts produced in the Romanian region were already in the local vernacular, the country's lords were proud of both their hellenic heritage and of the high administrational position they occupied by the grace of the Sultan. - Constantin Racovica (1699-1764) was a member of the powerful Racovitza family, hellenized Moldavian and Wallachian boyars who provided the Danubian Principalities with several hospodars. When in the 17th and 18th century foreign relations and the general ability to conduct diplomatic negotiations with neighbors gained increasing importance for the Ottomans, the hermetic Turkish tradition proved a severe impediment, as court officials were largely untrained in western languages or culture. Conveniently, into this gap stepped the Phanariotes - Greek and hellenized families mostly native to the Fanar district of Constantinople, an administrationally skilled community with a long mercantile and educational tradition who came to occupy high posts of secretaries and interpreters to Ottoman officers. The Racovitzas became an influential clan within the Phanariote kinship network, thus advancing to one of Romania's leading families and repeatedly occupying the thrones in their native country. Constantin Racovita was first monarch of the Principality of Moldavia under Ottoman suzerainity from autumn 1749 to summer 1753, then became ruler of Wallachia until spring 1756, when he surrendered the throne to Constantine Mavrocordatos, himself once more returning to the throne of Moldavia (until 1757). In 1763/64 he once more briefly ruled Wallachia. - A striking example of cross-cultural language study and Greco-Arabic exchange at a crucial time for both the Ottoman Empire and the West, and a fine document of intersecting traditions in an area forming a crossroads between Islamic and western claims of power.

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        AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH TRADE OVER THE CASPIAN SEA: with the Author's Journal of Travels

      T. Osborne et al, London 1754 - 4to, First published in 1753, this is the Second Edition "revised and corrected". Nerhood 88. Hanway's journal of travels "from England through Russia into Persia; 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 Kouli." Pagination: volume I, pp. xxiv [pp. xxv-xxviii mis-bound at end of volume], 1-458 [pp. 459-460 mis-bound after pp. xxviii], [1] "Explanation of the Copper-Plates in this Work", [1-8] Index; volume II, pp. xx, [plate], pp. [1]-460, [1-14] Index, [1-4] "An Explanation of Several Foreign Words in the Two Volumes", [1-2] "Books Printed for A. Millar in the Strand". All plates and maps present, except that the folding map of the Russian Embassy to Persia, called for at p. 237 of volume I is mis-bound at p. 237 of volume II. All others maps and plates placed as stipulated in the "Explanation" (see above). Nine folding maps, 19 full-page copper engraved plates, and 12 engraved vignettes. Marginal notations in a very early hand ("f" for "s") to first 115 pages, and from pp. 454 to 460 of volume I, ditto for pp. 23 to 50 of volume II. Marginal darkening to pp. 130 to 180 of volume II and last quarter of text quite foxed. Crease to pp. 197 to 198. Small stain to page 50 of volume I. Beautifully re-bound with blind-ruled lines and gilt florettes to boards, the spines in compartments with morocco spine labels; both volumes bound in period style. New hand-made marbled endpapers. A splendid set. Note: the title of volume II is printed as "The Revolutions of Persia: Containing the Reign of Shah Sultan Hussein; the Invasion of the Afghans". Complete two volume set freshly re-bound in finest bookcalf [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Works

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

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        Leben der Madem. Ninon von Lenclos. Aus dem Französischen des Hn. B*** übersetzt.

      Leipzig, Weidmann, 1754.. 8°. 125 SS., mit gestoch. Portrait Neuerer Pappband mit Bundpapierbezug. Hayn-G. IV, 139; nicht bei Fromm. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser Biographie des französischen Schriftstellers Antoine Bret (1717-1792) über die berühmte Kurtisane und Saloniere Ninon de Lenclos (1620 - 1705), die am Hof Ludwigs XIV. große Anerkennung genoss und u.a. mit Königin Christine von Schweden, Madame de Maintenon, Moliere und Madame de Sevigne befreundet war. - Das Original war 1751 unter dem Titel "Memoires sur la vie de Mlle de Lenclos" in Paris erschienen (Barbier III, 257 und Cioranescu 13831). - Mit einem hübschen Porträt der Ninon de Lenclos von Sysang. - Gering berieben, leicht gebräunt und stellenweise etwas fleckig, sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar.

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        Account of a Journey from Williamsburg to the French Fort, near the Lake Erie, in Virginia. In The Gentleman's Magazine

      London: D. Henry and R. Cave, 1754. Newspaper. Very Good. Newspaper. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 4-page article within the entire June edition of The Gentleman's Magazine. A scarce and important account providing one of the earliest descriptions of 21-year old Major George Washington's famous journey from Williamsburg to deliver a letter from Governor Dinwiddie to the French commandant at Fort Le Boeuf near Lake Erie demanding that the French abandon the area. Published shortly after Washington's journal was printed for the House of Burgesses in February and at the same time as a similar "extract" of the account was published in The London Magazine. This article copies much verbatim from Washington's Journal and includes considerable information about Washington's meetings with potential Indian allies and his arduous return journey by foot and raft in the freezing cold during which he was ambushed by a party of "French Indians." Removed from a bound volume. Tight binding with clean pages. Very light wear.

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        HIDROTERAPIA, EL MEDICO DE SI MISMO MODO DE CURAR CON EL USO DEL AGUA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Barcelona. Imp. de Teresa Piferrer Viuda. Pergamino a la romana. 1754. 8h+ 88Pag+2h. 20X16. 4 hojas facsimiladas. Hidroterapia del siglo XVIII, Rarissima Obra. Ref 9.3 Biblioteca A.

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        Account of American Affairs: Relation of the late action in Virginia and Capitulation with the French. A republication of an account of the Colonel George Washington's Battle at Fort Necessity and his subsequent "Captulation

      London: D. Henry and R. Cave, 1754. Newspaper. Very Good. Newspaper. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 2-page article within the entire September edition of The Gentleman's Magazine. Removed from a bound volume. Tight binding with clean pages. Very light wear. One of the earliest descriptions of the action at Fort Necessity in the Great Meadows of the Ohio which forced Colonel Washington's force of 400 to withdraw. Printed shortly after the first account in the Virginia Gazette. This article (which pre-dates a French account published in the 4 October edition of Le Courrier in Avignon) also includes an English translation of the terms of Washington's capitulation signed in print by the French Commander, Louis Coulon de Villers, that accuses Washington's force of assassinating a French officer (de Villers brother) while he was bearing a diplomatic "citation." Washington's acceptance of these terms, which has been attributed to a poor translation by a Dutch trader who accompanied Washington's force, created a major scandal in both France and England and led directly to the Seven Years War, of which the American French and Indian War was one of the theaters. The English author, Horace Walpole, famously wrote of this event, "The volley fired by a young Virginian in the backwoods of America set the world on fire.

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        The Holy Bible Illustrated and Explained: Or, a Compleat Treasure for Every Christian. Containing, The Sacred Text of the Old and New Testaments at large. With An Exposition and Paraphrase of all the difficult Passages, by way of Notes, at the Bottom of each Page. Together with the Books of Apocrypha, Printed and commented on in the same Manner. Embellished with An Hundred and Ten Copper-Plate Prints, descriptive of the Principal Scripture Histories

      London: H. Woodgate / James Fletcher and Co.. Fair with no dust jacket. 1754-1761. Hardcover. Volume Two lacking the frontispiece. Volume One with the frontispiece and title leaf cropped and laid down. Title leaf of Volume One is missing the word "The", and also missing the letter "H" and part of the letter "O" from "HOLY".; Scarce edition, not in Herbert. Volume One: Second edition. London: Printed for H. Woodgate, at the Golden-Ball, in Pater-Noster-Row, 1761. Volume Two: First edition. [L]ondon: Printed for James Fletcher and Co. in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1754. Both volumes: Full calf bindings (mid 19th C?) with blind-stamped panels and borders to boards. Spines with 4 gilt bands and blind-stamped decoration. Leather lettering pieces on spines. Page dimensions: 243 x 206mm. More recent amateurish repairs. Leather completely split along upper joint of Volume One, with later cloth hinge. Endpapers replaced with modern marbled endpapers. One earlier marbled endpaper included loosely, with this and also another loose fly leaf having details about the Bible's belonging to the Sinclaire family of Belfast, written in a late 20th century hand. "Vol 2 with Vol. 1 brought to N.Z. by my grandfather John Sinclair of Belfast, Ireland - a son of Thomas Sinclaire & his wife Agusta Montgomery of Rosemount Counoty Down, daughter of Conway Heatly Mongtomery & his wide Mary Kay." Quarto in 2s. Numerous engraved plates in both volumes. Volume One with frontispiece + 54 plates. Volume two with 63 plates, lacking the frontispiece.; 4to .

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        The Hebrew Concordance, Adapted to the English Bible; Disposed after

      - TAYLOR, JOHN. The Hebrew Concordance, Adapted to the English Bible; Disposed after The Manner of Buxtorf. In Two Volumes. By John Taylor of Norwich. Vol. I. [& II] [small woodcut device] London: Printed by J. Waugh and W. Fenner, at the Turk's Head in Lombard-Street; and sold by P. Vaillant, opposite Southampton-Street in the Strand. M.DCC.LIV. [1754] M.DCC.LVII. [1757]. Two volumes, large folio's.[ Bound full calf with raised bands and red & black morocco title and volume labels but vol. 2 is lacking the title labels, all 4 coversr re-attached with new cords formed by linen thread sewn around old cords, not rebacked but thread dyed brown to match spine leather, leather split along all hinges, inside hinges strengthened with paper strips pasted over hinges, spine ends chipped, rubbed and scuffed, dark pink paint drip runs from near the outside edges of the rear cover--top to bottom--about 5mm wide but wider in a few places, worn through leather at corners, corners consolidated with book glue, covers rubbed & scuffed, faded red page edges, light damp stain on inside lower corner of last 30 leaves--triangular 16 x 1cm, light foxing--heavier on endpapers. Title printed in red and black. Engraved device used on title repeated at end of each Hebrew letter in the lexicon. LACKING THE PORTRAIT. Collation: title leaf, dedication leaf, a4, b2, B-Z2, Aa-Zz2, Aaa-Zzz2, 4A-7Z2, 8A-8H2; title leaf, preface leaf, subscribers leaf, B-Z2, Aa-Zz2, Aaa-Ccc2, 4A-8Z, 9A2, 9B1 (lacking final blank). There are American two signature on the front free endpapers of each volume: "Nathan Strong's" and "Th. W. Coit, Cambridge, Mass." There is another signature that somebody when to considerable effort to removed from the same page. Nathan Strong 1748-1816. Congregational minister, graduate of Yale college, ordained 1773 and pastor of First Church, Hartford, CT, where he remained the rest of his life. He was the originator of the [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nieuwe Kaart van het Westelykste Deel der Weereld

      Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion, 1754. Handcoloured map, 405 x 480 mm. (sheet size); mounted, fine. An attractive mid-eighteenth century Dutch map of the Americas with the original handcolouring. The map shows discoveries in North and South America in some detail, and includes the Atlantic and Southern oceans with peripheral detail of Europe and easternmost Africa. A number of discoveries in the south Pacific are included, including the Marquesas and Solomon Islands. Of particular interest are a chain of ambiguously defined islands with engraved text indicating that they were sighted by Quiros in 1605. The Amsterdam based publisher Isaak Tirion (1705-1769) is known to have produced books, charts and maps for the Dutch mercantile elite. Tirion was primarily a cartographic publisher, who issued several lavish atlases as well as smaller geographical guides (literally 'Hand Atlas'), from which this attractive map is derived. During his prolific career Tirion was associated with the Dutch East India Company; in 1757 Willem Udemans, a shipwright and director of the VOC shipyard at Middelburg commissioned Tirion to print a treatise on naval architecture. He also published a Dutch language edition of Commodore Anson's circumnavigation in 1749, a work remarkable for the quality of its maps and charts.

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        Officium in festo B. M. Virginis de Guadalupe Mexicanae.

      Rom, G. Salomon 1754.. Mit Titel gedruckt in Rot und Schwarz mit gr. gest. Vignette. 152 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit dezenter Fileten- und Rückenvergold., dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und 2 Messingschließen.. Palau 199518; Mathes, Bibliotheca Novohispana Guadalupana 86. - Erste Ausgabe. - Liturgie für das Fest der mexikanischen Nationalheiligen. Am Schluss das päpstliche Dekret vom 24. 4. 1754, betreffend die Zelebrierung dieser Feier in Mexiko am 12. Dezember. - Gering berieben. Ãœberwiegend etwas gebräunt, wenig wasserrandig.

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        Francisci Ficoronii, Reg. Lond. Acad. Socii, dissertatio de larvis scenicis et figuris comicis antiquorum romanorum ex italica in latinam linguam versa. Editio secunda, auctior et emendatior.

      Roma, Sumptibus Venantii Monaldini, typis Angeli Rotilii, 1754.. 4to. (XII),115,(5 index) p., 85 engraved plates, of which 1 folding. H.calf 29 cm (Ref: Brunet 2,1245; Sandys 2,380; Ebert 7528) (Details: Spine with 5 gilt and ruled raised bands, second compartment with lettered red morocco label; title in red & black; engraving on title: a man with a pig's head on the run in a landscape; engraved headpiece and initial on first page; the 85 engravings by Francesco Marroni and Silvio Pomarede show masks and actors wearing masks; the engravings are after ancient mosaics, gemmae, cameos, paintings, bronzes etc.; paper with wide uncut margins) (Condition: Cover scuffed; small piece at head of spine gone; back with crackles; round bookplate on front pastedown) (Note: 'The early 18th century saw an exceptionally active international trade in ancient coins and antiquities and the formation of a number of significant collections assembled by aristocratic amateurs, scholarly gentlemen and cunning dealers throughout Europe. The centre of the antiquities trade was Rome, teeming with dealers who purchased the many coins, gems and other objects found daily in excavations in the city or in the fields of the Roma campagna'. (J. Spier & J. Kagan, 'Sir Charles Frederick and the forgery of ancient coins in 18th century Rome', (Journal of the history of collections 12,1 (2000) p. 35) This was the biotope of the Italian Francesco de Ficoroni, 1664-1747, one of the most prominent antiquaries at the beginning of the 18th century, who combined the trade in antiquities with serious archaeological, antiquarian and topographical research. He was the Roman antiquary best known to English visitors, who acted also as scholarly guide and trader for wealthy gentlemen, students and scholars on their Grand Tour through Italy. His latest work, 'Vestigia, e rarita di Roma antica' (1744), was in fact a kind of guidebook, which supplied an instructive conspectus of the topography and the monuments. For his researches and services he was made Fellow of the Royal Society in London. Ficoroni sold antiquities to a vast number of collectors, e.g. the king of Poland, for whom he acquired the collection of Roman sculpture, now in Dresden. He earned his eternal fame, and the eternal gratitude of Italy, as the discoverer and first owner of the so-called bronze 'Ficoroni cista' of Praeneste, a funerary object which is now in the Villa Giulia at Rome. He did not want to sell this vessel, not even for a fortune, to the above mentioned Sir Charles Frederick, but it was his wish that it would always stay in Rome, to be admired in the Collegio Romano. He was not always an impeccable philanthropist, or honest trader, for he had on occasion troubles with the authorities for dubious transactions, e.g. trading in stolen goods, or illegally excavated objects. In 1736 Ficoroni published in Rome a richly illustrated monography on theatrical comic masks and comic figures in Roman art, 'Le maschere sceniche e le figure comiche d'antichi Romani, brevemente descritti'. In 1750 a Latin translation of this work was produced. Our copy is the second and best edition of that Latin translation. All the masks and other objects are discussed in detail. The engravings were made by Silvio Pomarede and Francesco Marroni. (Both Ficoroni and his 'cista Ficoroni' have their own lemma in Wikipedia, but the above mentioned article, with a nice portrait of Ficoroni, is much more informative. One can find it on: http://www.academia.edu/877012/Sir_Charles_Frederick_and_the_forgery_of_ancient_coins_in_eighteenth-century_Rome. It should be added that Ficoroni had nothing to do with the forgery of ancient coins)) (Provenance: On the front pastedown pasted an armorial bookplate: 'E Bibliotheca A.C. de Novavilla'. The plate shows a winged helmet with an eagle (griffin?) on top; below the helmet a shield with a cross having an ancre in its centre; in the 4 quarters a tower. The coat of arms is probably of one 'Neville', or 'Neuville'; the lithographed bookplate seems to be English) (Collation: a6, A - P4, 85 plates. Plates 40 & 41 have been switched.) Photographs on request..

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        Cursus chymicus, oder Vollkommener Chymist, welcher die in der Medicin vorkommenden Chymischen Praeparata und Processus auf die vernünfftigste, leichteste und sicherste Art zu verfertigen lehret. Aus dem Französischen übersezt (!). 5. Auflage, aufs neue durchgesehen, corrigirt und mit Zusätzen vermehret von J. Chr. Zimmermann.

      Dresden, Walther, 1754.. (20 x 12 cm). (8) 978 (recte 984) (46) 46 S. Mit gestochenem Portrait und 7 (1 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit.. Letzte deutsche Ausgabe. "Das beste Chemielehrbuch seiner Zeit" (Ferchl). 1675 erstmals erschienen, erlebte es zahlreiche Auflagen und Ãœbersetzungen. Es ist in die Bereiche Mineral-, Pflanzen- und Tierreich untergliedert und beschreibt deren chemisch-pharmakologische Aspekte. Die Tafeln zeigen überwiegend verschiedene chemische Gerätschaften. - Lemery (1645-1715), Arzt und Chemielehrer in Montpellier und Paris, gilt dabei als eigentlicher Begründer der Phytochemie. He "was one of the most interesting men of his time. The pupil of an apothecary, he condemned the alchemistic mysteries which still cluttered chemistry up and enjoyed teaching it in simple way and illustrated by experiments in his own rooms" (Duveen). - Vorsatz mit Notizen von alter Hand. Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. Vereinzelt mit kleinem Tintenfleck am äußeren Rand. Drei Lagen etwas ausgebunden. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. - DSB 8, 172; Ferchl 307; Wellcome III, 487; Ferguson II, 20; Neu 2304

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