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      Paris FRANCE 1754 - On offer is an accounting report for l'Hopital des Incurables in Paris France covering the years 1754 to 1763. This folio of two 23" x 19" folded sheets is a complete and detailed accounting of expenses, receivables etc for a ten year period. Beautiful penned final audit of the hospital's accounting. Folded twice into a quarter size, the documents are in good+ shape with some framing to the facing pages and some minor splits to some of the folds. Interior pages are super. Provenance: The collection of SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS (1792-1872). Born in 1792, Sir Thomas Phillipps from childhood was obsessed with the idea of obtaining virtually anything written or printed on paper, including cartloads of documents from wastepaper merchants and the entire inventories of booksellers. "I wish to have one copy of every book in the world," he declared to a friend. He very nearly succeeded. His collection ultimately grew to more than 100,000 books and at least 60,000 manuscripts. As a result of his extravagant purchases, Sir Thomas was permanently on the verge of bankruptcy and was constantly pursued by creditors. So many books arrived at his house that it was impossible to unpack his acquisitions much less keep pace with them. Visiting scholars, driven to distraction, would spend days hunting for an elusive text in the dusty heaps that filled every room. Because Sir Thomas has a morbid dread of fire, most of his collection was housed in coffinlike boxes that could be carted away quickly. Visitors to Middle Hill were struck too, by the presence of numerous logs, a ploy he used to lure beetles away from his books. As Sir Thomas relentlessly pursued his passion, the house itself began to crumble and its floors started to sag under the cast weight of hundreds of tons of paper. His neglect of Middle Hill was partly deliberate, however. Sir Thomas's chief enemy in life, James Halliwell, had married his daughter against his wishes. It appears that Halliwell was, in Sir Thomas' eyes, the worst kind of criminal, a book thief who had stolen valuable works from university libraries and even from his father-in-law. Having no sons, Sir Thomas was unable to prevent Halliwell from inheriting his estate. To ensure that his detested heir would never receive anything of value, Sir Thomas's solution was to allow Middle Hill to fall unto complete disrepair. He even went so far as to chop down and sell for lumber the centuries-old oak trees that lined the majestic mile-long drive to his home. In 1863 Sir Thomas decided to move - in order to accommodate his books. With the aid of 160 men, 103 wagonloads of books and papers drawn by 230 horses, the books were lumbered from Middle Hill top their new estate in nearby Cheltenham. It is said that for years afterwards the countryside was littered with the remains of carts that had collapsed under the sheer weight of the Phillipps collection. Sir Thomas continues to add to his library until his death in 1872. After Sir Thomas's death, his immediate family had no room for his collection. So vast was the library that although individual items and large sections were sold privately or through numerous auction sales, the Phillipps collection is still being sold more than a century after the death of its owner. In the course of its sales, many treasures have come to light. As late as 1964, part of the long-lost and unique medieval manuscript of the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses appeared and was subsequently reunited with its other half at Magdalen College, Oxford. Once destined for destruction as worthless wastepaper, this and many other priceless works were saved by the single-minded obsession of the greatest bibliomaniac of all time. Double Elephant - over 25" - 50" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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        The Pocket Companion and History of Free-Masons Containing Their, Origine, Progress, and present State, etcetera, A Confutation of Dr Plot's False Insinuations: an Apology

      London: Published. London. Printed for J. Scott. 1754., 1754. Book measures 6 1/2 x 4 inches. Collation, viii,328 pages, engraved frontis, complete. Bound in full vellum. At some time, not recently, rebacked retaining the original boards. Vellum dust/dirt stained, boards sprung. Binding in good firm condition.Internally, inscription on top edge of title page scribbled over, name inscription on page 1, some occasional dust or dirt marking. Short tear on 1 page, a few pages protruding. Pages in good condition throughout.A very nice copy, of a rare book.A9.2. . First Edition. Vellum. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Lecons de physique experimentale. Par Mr. l'Abbe Nolet [sic], de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, & de la Societe Royale a Londres (Bd. 5 verzeichnet richtig "Nollet" und zusätzlich: "de l'Institute de Bologne, Maitre de Physique de Monseigneur le Dauphin, & Professeur Royal de Physique Experimentale") (Bde. 1 bis 5, zus. 5 Bände [von 6]).

      Amsterdam u. Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus, 1754-1756. Kl.8°, Bd. 1: gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelbl., LIV, 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung (für Bd. 1 u. 2), 372 S. m. 19 gestochenen Falttaf. (die 18 verzeichneten und eine ohne Nummerierung), 4 Bl. Verzeichnis; Bd. 2: Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 476 S. m. 20 gestochenen Falttaf., 4 Bl. Verzeichnis; Bd. 3: Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 502 S. m. 19 gestochenen Falttaf., 6 Bl. Verzeichnis, 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung; Bd. 4: Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung, 535 S. (letzte 6 S. mit dem Verzeichnis) mit 14 gestochenen Falttaf.; Bd. 5: Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung, 566 S. (letzte 12 S. mit dem Verzeichnis) m. 24 gestochenen Falttaf., Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. auf fünf echten Bünden, reiche gold. Rückenpräg., Rundum-Rotschnitt, Lesebändchen, Kanten etw. berieben, Ecken tlw. etw. beschabt u. bestossen, Rücken tlw. etw. brüchig, Papier tlw. gebräunt; gutes Ex. (Nur Bde. 1 bis 5, ohne den Bd. 6) Preis in CHF: 660. Bd. 1: Lecons 1 - 4; Bd. 2: Lecons 5 - 8, Bd. 3: Lecons 9 - 11; Bd. 4: Lecons 12 - 14; Bd. 5: Lecons 15 - 17. - Jean-Antoine Nollet (Abbe Nollet, 1700-1770), franz. Geistlicher und der erste Professor für Experimentalphysik an der Universität Paris.

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        Traité de la culture des Renoncules, des Oeillets, des Auricules, et des Tulipes.

      Paris, Saugrain Fils, 1754. Small-8vo. pp. (2), xxxviii, 413, (5). Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spine, with red gilt-lettered label. Hunt 550: "This includes shorter treatments than Ardène published elsewhere of several flowers, and apparently his only publication on Auriculas. Scarce: not recorded by Haller or the basic catalogues". A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Le palais du silence. Conte philosophique.

      S.n. 1754 - - S.n., A Amsterdam [Paris] 1754, 2 tomes en un Vol. in 12 (10x17cm), (2) 229pp. , 270pp., Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale rare de cette supercherie littéraire faussement attribuée par le traducteur à Cadmus de Millet dans une préface longuement explicative. Illustrée d'un frontispice d'après Cochin. Pleine Basane blonde d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête en partie élimée et mors supérieur ouvert en coiffe. Epidermures sur les plats. L'ouvrage débute par une préface sur l'attribution du conte à Cadmus de Milet et se poursuit par un chapitre très documenté sur l'établissement des colonies de la Grèce, dans l'Asie-Mineure. Le conte met en scène l'existence du jeune prince, fils du roi des Dorides, le conte étant prétexte, dans la tradition du conte philosophique, au dévoilement de certaines vérités. Le chevalier d'Arcq (1721-1795), fils naturel du Comte de Toulouse, joua un rôle non négligeable dans le domaine des idées au XVIIIe, notamment en s'intéressant de près aux problèmes économiques et sociaux, plus classiquement dans ce conte l'auteur traite des passions humaines et du pouvoir. (2) 229pp. , 270pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        De praesagienda vita et morte aegrotantium libri septem. In quibus ars tota Hippocratica praedicenti in aegrotis varios morborum eventus, cum ex veterum medicorum dogmatibus, tum ex longa accurataque observatione, nova methodo elucescit cum praefatione Hermann Boerhaave. Juxta editionem alteram Leidensem . accuravit Hieron. Dav. Gaubius.

      Fleischer,, Frankfurt, 1754 - Frankfurt, Fleischer, 1754. Klein-4°. 8 n.n. Bl., 559 (recte 558) S., 21 n.n. Bl. Index. Mit gestochenem Porträt als Frontispiz. Lederband der Zeit mit blindgeprägtem, rotem Rückenschild. Blake 12. - Frankfurter Nachdruckausgabe nach der zweiten in Leiden erschienenen von Gaub herausgegebenen und mit Vorwort von Boerhaaven versehenen Ausgabe. Ein klassisches Werk zur Prognostik das erstmals 1601 erschienen war. - Papier stellenweise leicht gebräunt. Einband beschabt. Kanten bestossen. Sprache: N Lederband der Zeit mit blindgeprägtem, rotem Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Cleri et collegii novem congregationum Venetiarum documenta et privilegia studio Flaminii Cornelii collecta.

      Venetiis MDCCLIV. (1754). Ex Typographia Pinelliana - Un volume in-4° (262 x 190 mm), pp. XVI, 135, (1). Legatura coeva in cartone rustico. Frontespizio a caratteri rossi e neri con vignetta in rame con lo stemma delle Congregazioni, ritratto calcografico dell’autore in medaglione a p. XIV, testatina, capolettera, e due finalini in rame; testatine e fregi silografici. Segni di tarlo nei margini, ma senza perdita di testo, per il resto bell’esemplare fresco. Non comune. Il volume raccoglie documenti e privilegi relativi alle nove Congregazioni del clero veneziane: S. Michele Arcangelo, S. Maria, SS. Ermagora e Fortunato, S. Maria Formosa, S. Silvestro, S. Luca, S. Paolo, S. Canciano, Santiss. Salvatore. Il Corner aveva raccolto e pubblicato il materiale nel IV volume delle sue Ecclesiae Venetae (1749), ma «in questa seconda edizione è accresciuta di nuove illustrazioni» (Cicogna 125). Di fondamentale importanza l’opera storica del Corner per la messe di documenti raccolti superando, anche grazie al prestigio della propria famiglia, l’ostilità e la diffidenza di conventi e privati (cfr. DBI, s.v. Flaminio, Corner). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Linea d'acqua]
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        The Explanation of Albinus's Anatomical Figures of the Human Skeleton and Muscles. With an Historical Account of the Work. Translated from the Latin

      London; printed for John and Paul Knapton 1754 - Hardcover, half leather over marbled paper covered boards, 4to, 10¾ by 8½ inches, pp xxiv, 332, 106, plus 2pp key description of three whole length figures from Bidloo's Anatomy and 2pp list of titles for Knapton. remainder of title page - "to which is added the Explanation of the Supplement to Albinus, containing a Compleat Anatomical Description of the Blood-Vessels and Nerves, and the External Parts of the Human Body. The Figures of Albinus, and the Supplement, are curiously engrav'd on Fifty-One large Copper-Plates, Fifteen Inches by Twenty-Two" The text volume that accompanies and describes the original plates. (NOTE: THIS IS THE TEXT VOLUME - NOT THE PLATES THEMSELVES). Contains an historical account of the work, followed by a keyed explanation for each of the twenty five anatomical tables, and finally the keyed explanations for the "compleat system of the blood-vessels and nerves, taken from Albinus's edition of Eustachius". Pages clean of foxing, some mild staining to the outer edges of maybe a dozen early pages, no ownership marks (names, plates etc). This volume has just been professionally and sympathetically rebacked and the original boards repaired and re-cornered. Some wear to the paper at the edge of the rear board still. Now a handsome volume. Photos available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Dartmoor Bookshop]
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        Memoirs of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth from the Year 1581 till her Death

      Printed for A. Millar, London 1754 - 2 volumes. 491pp. 516,[30],pp. Gold-lined contemporary calf with elaborately gold-paneled spine. Raised bands. Ex-libris of Joseph Neld on inside of front board. Marbled endpapers. From title-page: "Memoirs of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth from the Year 1581 till her Death in which the secret Intrigues of her Court, and the Conduct of her favourite, Robert Earl of Essex, both at Home and Abroad, are particularly illustrated. From the Original Papers of his intimate Friend, Anthony Bacon, Esquire, and other Manuscripts never before published." Important work on Elizabeth I by the English historian Thomas Birch (1705-1766). Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII, she was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Includes 30 page Index at rear in Vol. II. Title-label on both volumes missing, another black leather label with gold lettering on spine present on each volume, as issued. Label on Vol. II slightly chipped. Minor age wear and staining on binding. Split along head of spine on front and back board still firmly holding. Otherwise tight copies in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Museum Ichthyologicum, sistens Piscium indigenorum & quorundam exoticorum, qui in Museo Laurentii Theodori Gronovii adservantur, descriptiones ordine systematico. Accedunt.

      nonnullorum exoticorum Piscium icones aeri incisae (et Amphiborium animalium historia zoologica). Leiden, T. Haak, 1754-56. 2 volumes (bound in one). Folio. pp. (10), 70; (8), 88, with 7 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, later rebacking (binding worn). First and only edition. Laurentius Theodorus Gronovius possessed an extensive cabinet of corals, fishes, lower animals, insects, reptiles, mammals, shells, stones, plants etc. "To Gronovius also is due the invention of preparing flat skins of fishes in a dry state, and preserving them in a manner of an herbarium" (Engel p. 104). In the present catalogue of his collection of fish 202 species are described and the appendix contains 70 species of amphibia and reptiles. After Gronovius' death his collection of dried fish was acquired by the British Museum. The fine plates are by A. Delfos.

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        The General History and State of Europe, from the Time of Charlemain to Charles V. With a Preliminary View of the Oriental Empires, [6 parts in 3 volumes]

      , London: Published by J. Nourse, , 1754-57 , [8], 416; xxiv, 206, [2]; [4], 215, [1], first volume contains parts 1 & 2 with continuous pagination, the second and third volumes contain parts 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 paginated separately for each part

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        Theatralische Bibliothek. 1-4. Stück.

      Berlin, C. F. Voß 1754-1758.. 8°. (4 Tle. in 2 Bd.) Gest. Frontisp., Titelbl., 6 nn. Bll. (Vorrede, Inhalt), 291(=287) S. (Seitensprung ohne Textverlust v. S. 144-149), 284 S., 1 nn. Bl. (Inhalt); (gest. Frontisp.), 312 S., 2 nn. Bll. (Inhalt), 298 S., 1 nn. Bl. (Inhalt), mit je e. gestochenen Titeblattvignette, Kopfleisten, Initialen u. Vignetten. Lederbände d. Zeit, mit goldgeprägter Rückenbeschriftung u. -zierlinien, sow. dekorativem Vorsatz aus gemustertem Buntpapier, mit e. Lesebändchen im 2. Band, etw. berieben u. bestoßen, mit minimalen Wurmlöchern im 1. Band u. einigen Wurmgängen im Rücken u. in d. Einbanddeckeln d. 2. Bandes. Seiten sehr gut erhalten, nur schwach gebräunt u. kaum fleckig, e. Fehlstelle in Bl. 4 d. Vorrede sorgfältig geklebt. Mit e. Widmung am vorderen Schmutzumschlag verso (an Elisabeth <Höngen>, zur Feier d. 10jähr. Bühnentätigkeit, datiert Dresden, 9. Juli 1943), sow. e. Namenseintrag am vorderen Schmutzumschlag d. 2. Bandes (Elisabeth Höngen,1933-1943).. GV 87,260. Goedeke IV/I,368,60. Seifert: Lessing-Bibliogr. 178,1181. Vergl. Killy 7,241f. - L. (1729-1761), d. "zu Recht als d. große Mann d. Theaters in die Literaturgeschichte eingegangen (ist, führte) durch seine Dramen u. dramaturgischen Schriften das wenig bedeutende deutsche Theater seiner Zeit an den europäischen Standard heran." Mit d. Porträts v. Jacob Thomson u. Philip Nericault d0. Touches. Originalausgabe. - Aus d. Besitz d. bekannten Opernsängerin Elisabeth Höngen, welche 1933 in Wuppertal debütierte, 1940-43 an die Dresdener Staatsoper verpflichtet u. 1943-63 Mitglied d. Wr. Staatsoper war.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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      s. Richardson 1754 - [Richardson, Samuel]. THE HISTORY OF SIR CHARLES GRANDISON, IN A SERIES OF LETTERS. In Six Volumes. London, 1754. Volume 6 states Second Edition on 8vo. Bookplate of Sir George Shiffner Bar on front pastedown on all volumes. Contemporary half-leather/marbled paper-covered boards/leather spine labels/gilt. Leather on spines has cracked due to dryness, with minor chips volume 5,6. Hinges are tender volumes 1, 6, e.pages offset in all volumes, minor shelf-rubbing on edges. Overall this is a Very Nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      Printed for S. Richardson, Sold by C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. and J. Rivington, Andrew Millar, etc. 1754 - RO40196575: 6 tomes d'env. 400 pages chacun. Pièces de titre noires (parfois détachées ou manquantes) sur les dos. Titre, bandeaux et filets dorés sur les dos. Filets dorés encadrant les plats. Dos et plats légèrement frottés. Annotations au dos du 1er plat du tome I. Published from the originals, By the editor of Pamela and Clarissa, in six volumes. To the last of which is added an Historical and characteristical Index, as also a Breif History, etc. The Second Edition. In-8 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise of Tenures. Containing the Original, Nature, Use and Effect of Feudal or Common-Law Tenures

      Dublin: Printed by Alex. M&#39;Culloh, For Sarah Cotter [etc.], 1754. Contemporary calf, rebacked, quite worn, ex-library, definite foxing and browning, yet a crisp usable copy Learned Hand&#39;s copy of the first Dublin edition of the most famous of all of Gilbert&#39;s works on the land law, supplementing both Coke and Littleton, influential upon Blackstone, with Hand&#39;s ownership stamp ("Learned Hand / Albany N Y") on the title

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        [Bibliotheca Meadiana, sive Catalogus Librorum Richardi Mead, M.D...]

      [London: Samuelem Baker]. 1754-55. First. Contemporary half vellum and blue papercovered boards. Title inked on spine. 232pp. Lacks the first two leaves (the title-page, and terms and conditions leaf), and the final ten pages. Some marginal notations at the lots, else a tight, very good copy. Important catalogue of the monumental library of Mead, London&#39;s leading physician, and one of the most important English book auctions of the Eighteenth Century. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Monatliche Nachrichten einicher Merkwürdigkeiten, in Zürich gesammlet und herausgegeben.Jahrgang 1754-1755-1756-1757 in ein Band.

      Kaspar Ziegler 1754-1757, Zürich, - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the Antiquities Historical and Monumental, of the County of Cornwall.

      W. Jackson., Oxford 1754 - Consisting of several essays on the Druid-Superstition, Customs, and remains of the most remote antiquity, in Britain, and the British Isles: exemplify'd and prov'd by monuments now extant in Cornwall and the Scilly Islands, faithfully drawn on the spot, and engrav'd according to their scales annex'd. with a summary of the Religious, Civil, and Military State of Cornwall before the Norman Conquest; illustrated by the plans and elevations of several ancient castles, an eastern view of the monastery and site of St. Michael's Mount: and a vocabulary of the Cornu-British language. William Borlase, Rector of Ludgvan. Folio, xvi, 413 pp. + errata. list of Subscribers, engraved map and numerous engraved plates, thirty in total. slight worm mark to lower margin last four pages. original calf, original red leather title label, front joint worn but firm. Excellent Clean Crisp Copy First Edition. 1754 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        Herman Boerhaavs Phisiologie (Physiologie) / Uebersezt und mit Zusätzen vermehrt Von Johann Peter Eberhard Der Weltweisheit und Arzneigelahrtheit Doktor und der Weltweisheit ausserordentlichen Professor.

      . Halle im Magdeburgischen, 1754, 8°, (16), 1128 pp., (32 pp. Register, Halbpergamenteinband; einige Lagen im Rand wasserfleckig, ansonsten feines und frisches Exemplar.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des ersten akademischen Lehrbuches der Physiologie! - - "Boerhaaves "Institutiones medicae" erschienen seit 1708 in immer neuen Auflage. 1741 erfolgte die erste Übertragung ins Englische, 1740 ins Französische, 1754 *) unter dem Titel "Phisiologia" ins Deutsche. Dies Buch war das erste akademische Lehrbuch der Physiologie für Studenten. Die Wirkung dieses Titels: "Institutiones medicae" läßt sich in der Bezeichnung englischer und amerikanischer Lehrstühle für diesen Gegenstand verfolgen. Sie hießen sei damals vielfach "Instiutes of Medicine" und hatten vornehmlich Physiologie im Sinne Boerhaaves zum Lehr- und Forschungsgegenstand. So entstand in Edinburgh im Jahre 1726 ein Lehrstuhl mit der Bezeichnung "Institues of Medicine" unter Boerhaaves Schüler Andrew Sinclair. Er wurde erst 1874 in einen solchen für "Physiologie" umgewandelt." - "Im großen und ganzen enthält die Physiologie Boerhaaves keinen wesentlich Zuwachs an neuen Tatsachen. Doch bedeutet sein Versuch, die Physik und Chemie zur Erklärung der Vorgänge in der organischen Struktur heranzuziehen und die medizinische Krankheitslehre und Therapie von Boden naturwissenschaftlichen Erfahrungen systematisch zu begründen, einen lange nachwirkenden Anreiz zu ähnlichen Unternehmungen. Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738) hat vor allem seinen großen Schüler Albrecht von Haller für diese Fragen lebhaft interessiert und damit den Ausbau in der zweiten Hälfte des 18.Jahrhunderts den Weg bereitet." K.E.Rothschuh, Geschichte der Physiologie, pp.68-73 - - "In seinen experimentell-physikalischen Vorlesungen wirkte Johann Peter Eberhard (1828-1779) höchst fortschrittlich als Aufklärer und machte die Physik frei von allem Geheimnisvollen und Übernatürlichen, worauf auch die Titel seiner Bücher "Sammlung derer ausgemachten Wahrheiten in der Naturlehre" (Halle 1755) und "Abhandlungen vom physikalischen Aberglauben und der Magie" (ebenda 1778) hindeuten. Als Mediziner war er ein Anhänger Friedrich Hoffmanns; als Schriftsteller pflegte er neben der Zoologie und Physiologie insbesondere die Physik (Newtons Farbentheorie; Schall; Feuer, Licht und Elektrizität; Gewitter; Nordlicht; Himmelsfarbe) und die Mathesis applicata (Mühlenbaukunst, Hydrotechnik, Bergwerksmaschinen, Optik, Gnomonik). " Rudolph Zaunick, NDB 4 (1959), pp. 239-240 - - Lindeboom Nr. 76; *(Nr.75 (1734) weltweit nicht nachweis bar)

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        Praelectiones Academicae in Proprias Institutiones Rei Medicae. [Academic Medicine lectures] 7 volumes in 6

      Neapoli [Naples]: Sumptibus Dominici Terres; Ex Typographia Josephi Raymundi. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Scattered browning. Contents firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1754. Editio Prima Neapolitana. Leather cover. 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 1430pp. Text in Latin. Volumes 4, 5 and 6 published in 1755. .

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        Reflexions politiques sur les finances et le commerce

      La Haye, chez les frères Vaillant & Nicolas Prevost, 1754 - "Zwei Bände in 12mo ; XX, 416 S.; XII, 427 (1) S.; insgesamt 10 Falttabellen, marmorierte Kalbslederbände der Zeit, berieben und bestoßen, Gelenke zum Teil angebrochen aber fest, Kapitale mit kleinen Fehlstellen, reiche florale Rückenvergoldung, je zwei goldgeprägte Rückenschildchen, marmorierte Vorsätze, nur gering gebräunt und stockfleckig.Laut Coquelin et Guillaumin (S. 628) handelt es sich hier um die dritte Ausgabe. Nach Blanqui ist Dutot der Autor, der sich am intensivsten mit dem System von Law und den Ursachen seines Zusammenbruchs auseinandersetzte. Sein Buch ist von bemerkenswerter Klarheit. Vom Autor selbst ist nur bekannt, dass er der Kassenverantwortliche der von Law gegründeten ""Compagnie des Indes"" war. According to Coquelin et Guillaumin (p. 628) this is the third edition. Blanqui writes that Dutot is the author who best analyzed Law's system and the reasons for its collapse. He considered the work ""d'une clarté admirable."". Little is known about the author Dutot, other than that he was cashier in the ""Compagnie des Indes"", founded by John Law.Bound in contemporary marbled calf, rubbed and bumped, hinges partly cracked but firm, spines chipped with floral decoration gilt in compartments, contrasting gilt lettering-piece to spine, only minor browning or foxing.Coquelin et Guillaumin S. 628, Kress 5341, Einaudi 1703, Higgs 851" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      No Publisher Stated, London 1754 - Title continues ".Of which IV are Introductory & include the Centurys prior To the Ist Olympiad; And each of the remaining LII contain in one expanded view, 50 Years Or Half a Century". Fep (blank), title page (reverse blank), Letter of Transmittal (reverse blank), Preface (4p); p1-20; 56 tables (mainly 2p each); 1754; at rear, second title page "Fourteen Maps of Ancient and Modern Geography, for the Illustration of the Tables of Chronology and History. To which is prefixed a dissertation on the rise and progress of Geography. By John Blair, L.L.D." London, 1768; 13 folded maps (sadly, this copy lacks Map No. 14, North America); Index (34pp). In the original leather covers with gilt decoration and dentilled edges, re-backed in matching brown calf with 6 raised bands and gilt dec. ; marbled endpapers. An excellent copy, with only very minor foxing/discolouration, in excellent condition both inside and out, with no damage to the maps or text. (Due to the size/weight of this book, an extra shipping charge will apply.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Bibliotheca Meadiana, sive Catalogus Librorum Richardi Mead, M.D...]

      [London: Samuelem Baker]. 1754-55. First. Contemporary half vellum and blue papercovered boards. Title inked on spine. 232pp. Lacks the first two leaves (the title-page, and terms and conditions leaf), and the final ten pages. Some marginal notations at the lots, else a tight, very good copy. Important catalogue of the monumental library of Mead, London&#39;s leading physician, and one of the most important English book auctions of the Eighteenth Century. .

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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 Rei Diplomaticae. Iterata Hac Editione Sic Ab Avctore Recognita, Emendata Ac Locvpletata, Vt Novvm Opvs Videri Possit

      Hanoverae : Sumpt. Haeredvm B. N. Foersteri Et Filii 1754 - Language: Latin. Physical desc. : [4], 60, 616, [20] p. , [52] 18, [1] plates ; 24cm. Subject: Diplomacy. Paleography, Latin. Abbreviations, Latin. Illustrations: facsimiles of handwriting. Very 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. 2 Kg. 616 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Odai, kai ta Sapphous, kai Erinnas leipsana.

      Edinburgh: Apud Hamilton Balfour & Neill 1754 - part of prelims bound after second title-page, some foxing and soiling around the edges, pp. [iv], 72, 8, 76, 24mo, contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked preserving original backstrip, endpapers renewed, good A scarce and attractive near-miniature edition of Anacreon, similar to the Foulis edition of 1751, but with a Latin translation following the Greek text. ESTC locates 5 copies in the UK (NLS, Paxton House, Manchester, Leeds, and Winchester College), plus the Newberry Library and Stanford. Another issue, containing only half the volume (i.e. without the Latin translation), is also recorded in three of those plus 2 other locations (BL and Mills College). (ESTC T200306)

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        Gründliche und warhafte Beschreibung der Fürstenthümer Hessen und Hersfeld, Theil 1-6.

      Bremen und Kassel, H. Brauer und J. Estienne, 1697/1754. - 6 Teile in 1 Band. Samt deren einverleibten Graf- und Herrschaften mit den benachbarten Landschaften, deren Natur, Eigenschaft des Landesm Frucktbarkeit, Wassern, Bergen, Wäldern, Gesunden-Salzbrunnen, Stätten, Festungen, Schlösser, Adeliche Häußer, deren Einwohner Sitten und Gebräuche, Religion, Commenthurey, hohe Schulen und Hospitalien, Regiments-Wesen, Erbverträgen, Austrägen, Erbvereinigung- und erbverbrüderung, gesetzen, Policey, Cantzeleyen, Revision- und Appellation-Gerichten, Ritter- und Land-Ständen, Einkünften. Zahlreiche Wappenholzschnitte und Stammtafeln, 10 Bl., 600 S., 4 Bl., 490 S., 67 S. Pergamentband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel (fleckig). Erste Ausgabe. - Demandt I, 87; ADB XLIII, 363 f. - Umfassendes Werk zur hessischen Landesgeschichte.Die ersten 5 Teile wurden von Winkelmann herausgegeben. Der letzte Teil beruht auf den nachgelassenen Unterlagen Winkelmanns und wurde von dem Hanauer Archivar Bernhard ergänzt. In dieser Vollständigkeit wegen seines langen Erscheinungszeitraums selten. - S.275-322 mit kleinem unauffällig hinterlegtem Einriss. Stellenweise stärker gebräunt, insgesamt gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recueil des Lettres de Madame la Marquise de Sévigné, à Madame la Comtesse de Grignan sa Fille - Nouvelle édition augmentée (7 tomes complet pour cette édition)

      Ã  Paris, Chez Rollin, Libraire,1754, in 12 (14,5 x 8,5 cm), XL + 371 + 396 + 414 + 414 + 429 + 395 + 399 + 444 pages + 2ff. Illustration de deux portraits en noir en frontispice des tomes 1 et 5, celui de Madame de Sévigné par Chéreau et celui de la Comtesse de Grignan par Petit. Reliure plein basane marron de l&#39;époque, dos avec fers, filets, pièces de titre et de tomaison respectivement brune et marron clair, titre doré, toutes tranches rouges. Ex-Libris de la Bibliothèque du Château de Cruzol. +++++++ Nouvelle édition de 1754 comprenant 770 lettres de Madame de Sévigné à sa fille, donc plus complète que les premières éditions autorisées par la petite-fille de la Marquise de Sévigné. Pour rappel, la toute première édition en 2 volumes, et non autorisée, fut publiée en 1726 et ne comptait que 134 lettres. Ce ne fut qu&#39;en 1734 que Pauline de Grignan, marquise de Simiane, petite-fille de la célèbre marquise, remit les lettres manuscrites qu&#39;elle possédait à Perrin, un éditeur d&#39;Aix en Provence, avec le soin de leur publication. Ce dernier publia 402 lettres en 1734 et 212 lettres en 1737 (soit 614 au total). En fait lors de ces deux publications, il ne fut retenu que les lettres à la Comtesse de Grignan, et après une sélection, les manuscrits furent détruits. L&#39;édition de 1754 augmentée que nous présentons dans notre offre contient justement des lettres à d&#39;autres personnages, portant le nombre de lettres à 770 - Reliures en bon état, à noter un coin émoussé sur les tomes 2 et 5, petit manque du papier de garde sur le tome 8 (suite décollage de la page de garde fixée par étiquette d&#39;Ex-Libris), intérieur frais, Bel exemplaire..

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      Antonio Sanz, Madrid 1754 - 33 pags 19x28 cm Hojas Buen estado Documento firmado por D.Joseph Antonio de Yarza. Con sello.

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        Traité de la culture des Renoncules, des Oeillets, des Auricules, et des Tulipes.

      - Paris, Saugrain Fils, 1754. Small-8vo. pp. (2), xxxviii, 413, (5). Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spine, with red gilt-lettered label. Hunt 550: "This includes shorter treatments than Ardène published elsewhere of several flowers, and apparently his only publication on Auriculas. Scarce: not recorded by Haller or the basic catalogues". A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traite de la culture des renoncules, des oeillets, des auricules et des tulipes

      - A Paris chez Savoye, 1754. Format 10x17 cm, plein veau mouchete, dos lisse orne, XXXVIII + 447 pages ( la numerotation des dernieres pages est pour le moins bizarre). Petite mouillure en bas de pages au debut de l'avertissement et en marge d'un cahier, sinon bel exemplaire.Bon etat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte reduite de L'Isle de Saint Domingue et de ses debouquements. - Pour servir aux vaisseaux du Roy. Dresse au Depost des Cartes Plans et Jounraux de la Marine. Par Ordre de M. Rouille Chr Compte de Jouy &ca Secretaire d'Etat ayant le Department de la Marine.

      Paris: L'Hydrographie Francoise, 1754 - Hand coloured engraved chart with wide margins in fine condition. Contemporary manuscript note in ink at right warning sailors to avoid Cape Samana. 35 x 22" Large scale chart showing Hispaniola, Turks & Caicos Islands, Lower Bahamas, the eastern ends of Cuba and Jamaica and the western end of Puerto Rico. This is the corrected edition of 1754.

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        Dionysii Catonis Disticha de moribus ad filium. Cum notis integris Scaligeri, Barthii, Daumii; Scholiis atque animadversionibus selectis Erasmi, Opitii, Wachii; et metaphrasi graeca planudis et scaligeri. Quibus accedunt Boxhornii dissertatio, et HenriciCannegieteri rescripta Boxhornio de Catone; Nec non Joan. Hild. Withofii dissertationes Binae de Distichorum Auctore et vera illorum lectione. Recensuit suasque adnotationes addidit Otto Arntzenius.

      Ex Off. Schouteniana., Amstelaedami. 1754 - In 8°, p. perg., pp. LXXVI + 578 + cc.nn. 18 . Antip. fig. con pregevole inc. a tutta p. di Fokke. Finaline. Testate. Bella rilegatura in pergamena arricchita da fregi e lettere al d. e piatti ornati e grandi stemmi impressi al campo, in o. Carta forte. Testo in latino con a fronte (le prime 334 pagine) testo in greco.

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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, 22 march 1754. Approx 12 x 16 inches in 16 x 20 inch frame. . 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 . George Grenville, of course, went on to become prime minister of England and spnsored the tremendously unpopular Stamp Act of 1763

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        Dissertatio physica experimentalis de magnete. Lugduni Batavorum anno MDCCXXIX edita nunc vero auditoribus oblata.

      J.T. Trattner,, Wien, 1754 - Wien, J.T. Trattner, 1754. 21x17 cm. 2 Bl., 283 S. Mit 9 gefalt. gestoch. Tafeln, 1 gestoch. mehrfach gefalt. Weltkarte "Tabula Totius Orbis Terrarum" (21x48 cm) und mehreren Tabellen im Text. Späterer schlichter Pp.-Bd. Giese, 100. - Wheeler Gift, 383. - Seltener Wiener Druck der erstmals 1729 erschienen Dissertation van Musschenbroeks. - Das Werk beschreibt physikalische Experimente u.a. zu den Bereichen: Mechanik starrer Körper, Luftdruck, Wärme, Magnetismus und Elektrizität. Viele dieser Experimente sind heute Klassiker des Physikunterrichts. - 9 Tafeln mit Abbildungen von Versuchaufbauten und Experimenten, bei der 10. Tafel handelt es sich um einen erneuten Abdruck der berühmten "First Accurate Magnetic Chart" des königl. englischen Astronomen Edmund Halley, die er im Jahre 1700 anfertigte. Es ist die erste Karte welche die Variation der Magnetfelder der Erde darstellt. - - (Vortitel u. Titel mit kleinem Bibliothekstempel). - Sonst schönes Exemplar. - Selten. Sprache: Lateinisch

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      Chez Prault 1754 - - 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. - Edition originale collective. Pages de titres en rouge et noir. Plein veau écailles d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièces de titres en maroquin rouge. Coiffes de têtes légèrement élimées ; idem pour 6 coiffes de queue. Mors supérieurs des tomes II, III, IV, V, VIII, IX et X en partie fendus. Nombreux coins émoussés. La plupart des faux-titres n'ont pas été reliés dans les volumes. Malgré ces défauts, ensemble d'un bon aspect général, décoratif. Outre les oeuvres de poésies, dramatiques, critiques, les fables, on trouvera dans cette édition diverses lettres sur De La Motte et sa correspondance fameuse avec la Duchesse de Lambert, à la fin de sa vie. On retiendra qu'il fut l'auteur de L'Europe Galante et que de ce fait Il introduisit à l'opéra trois innovations : le ballet, la pastorale et la comédie-ballet. Mais, davantage que par ses fables ou ses tragédies, bien qu'elles eurent un succès considérables en leurs temps, il faut se souvenir, par ses écrits critiques de la place que l'auteur occupa dans la vie littéraire de son temps, et notamment dans la querelle des Anciens et des Modernes, De La Motte ayant défendu à maintes reprises le parti des Modernes, prônant l'emploi de la prose au théâtre et dans la poésie, suspectant toute règle préétablie de corseter la création. (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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALS ("la Motte Fouqué").

      Potsdam, 7. XII. 1754. - 4to. 4 pp. on double leaf. To his brother, in French. - Strongly browned and spotty and with some large tears at edges.

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

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

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        The Life of Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great. A New Edition with Considerable Corrections and Additions.

      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1754. - One of the great works in the literature of roguery - a satirical novel written under the guise of the biography of a famous criminal. Fielding's account first appeared in Miscellanies (1743) and is here separately printed for the first time. 12mo, modern polished calf by Bedford, brown morocco labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Leaf of publisher's ads, [vii-viii], present. Cross, vol. 3, page 325; Rothschild 856. Edges a little rubbed; very good copy. Uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter to M. Cabanis, 4pp. folio, discussing the type of knife to be used in a cancer operation

      Paris, 1754. <p>Louis, Antoine (1723-92). Autograph draft (probably incomplete) of a letter to Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis (1757-1808). 4pp. N.p., May 18, 1754. 260 x 186 mm. Creased where previously folded, some browning, tiny hole in first leaf not affecting text, otherwise very good. English translation included.</p><p> From the pioneer French medical jurisprudence authority (see G-M 1730-31) to a medical colleague, discussing the type and size of cutting instrument appropriate for removal of a cancerous tumor in the breast. Cabanis had been involved in a dispute over whether a smaller instrument, such as a lancet, was preferable to the razor recommended by several authorities for such an operation. The Royal Academy of Surgery had asked Louis to give his opinion on this matter, which he did in the present draft. Louis took Cabanis&#39;s side in preferring the smaller instrument, citing the writings of Delahaye, Garangeot and Fayet to back his judgment, while noting the opposing opinions of LeDran and Dionis.</p><p> "When one tries to understand the reasons and the different procedures expounded in the different methods of operating, one sees that the razor and the large knife are recommended only for cutting off the breast with one blow. . . .And if you have the memoirs of the Royal Academy of Surgery, vol. 1, page 681 in the quarto edition, you will read a memoir of M. Fayet of a tumor of the breast, you will see that one must have one&#39;s fingers in the incision made and the circumference of the tumor in order to judge the depth, the hardness and the way it is attached, in order to detach the tumor more easily. Since the removal of a cancer is a dissection, where each step is based on what one must do after it and it is the only was to precisely remove the whole body of the tumor, then how can one do this dissection with a large knife which will only serve to cut out, if I dare to speak this way, the cancer with one cut." </p>

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        Ausführliche und Merckwürdige Historie der Ost-Indischen Insel Groß-Java und aller übrigen Holländischen Colonien in Ost-Indien.

      Leipzig & Jena. Johann Christoph Crökern.1754.. Erste Ausgabe. 17,5 x 11 cm. 8 Bll, 464 S., 8 Bll. Original Ledereinband mit Rvg. u. roten Buchschnitt. Leicht berieb. u. teils leicht bestoß. Rücken oben wenig aufgepl. u. mit Bibliotheksschildchen. Einbanddeckel leicht aufgebogen.. Papier leicht gebräunt, mit Besitzvermerk auf Vorsatz, wenig Rotstiftanstreichungen, Buchschnitt angest., vereinzelt leicht fleckig, sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Dell'antica lira ferrarese di Marchesini detta volgarmente Marchesana. Dissertazione.

      Presso Bernardino Pomatelli,, in Ferrara, 1754 - In-4° (287x210mm), pp. IX, 208, legatura ottocentesca m. pelle marrone con dorso a 4 nervi decorati in oro con titolo in oro e filetti a freddo entro scomparti. Sguardie rosa. Frontespizio in rosso e in nero. Dedica a stampa al Conte Bartolomeo Masi e ai signori Savj del Maestrato di Ferrara. 84 xilografie di monete n.t. Testatine e capilettera incisi ornati o istoriati. Un timbro di possesso ottocentesco. Ottimo esemplare. Prima e unica edizione. Vincenzo Bellini (Giambulaga, Ferrara, 1708-ivi, 1783) fu parroco di Cassana, presso Bologna, dal 1737 al 1758, nonché illustre cultore di studi numismatici, storico, linguista e proprietario del fondo originario di monete ed antichità che costituì poi il nucleo del futuro Museo Civico di Ferrara. Si tratta d'un notevole esempio di "descrizione storica" d'una moneta ideale condotta, con acume e con diligenza, attraverso le vicende della sua circolazione, anche se una volta soltanto il suo vero valore è calcolato sul reale valore delle merci. Ogni documento pur minimamente utilizzabile viene attentamente esaminato in ogni sua parte; mentre le notizie di storia, invece che per delineare il quadro economico e politico in cui iscrivere le monete, sono riferite piuttosto per non procurar "tanto tedio" al letore." (Nicola Parise in D.B.I., VII, pp. 716-718). Ranghiasci, F/18: "È questa una dissertazione eruditissima nella quale si correggono il conte Carli circa il giusto valore della Lira de Marchesini ed il Muratori In somma la dissertaz. oltre ad essere arricchita di moltissime medaglie, è piena d&#146;importanti annotazioni riguardanti la storia civile di Ferrara Opera tanto in credito de&#146; dotti, tanto divenuta rara". Lozzi. 1620: "Opera di numismatica molto importante per le ricerche storiche delle prime origini del batter moneta in Ferrara". Catalogo Einaudi, n. 390. Bassoli, cit. Parise, cit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      IN FERRARA, PRESSO BERNARDINO POMATELLI, 1754 - Legatura coeva "alla rustica" in cartonnage color avorio con tracce di pelle allumata; al dorso, titolo e autore manoscritti a penna. 1 carta bianca -(IX) - (1 bianca) - 208 pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio con caratteri rossi e neri, adornato da fregio a silografia. Testo in lingua italiana e carattere tondo; capilettera con paesaggi e fregi tipografici silografati. Nel testo, varie piccole illustrazioni silografiche con riproduzioni di monete al recto e al verso. Il volume, in prima edizione originale, è elogiato da Cicognara come opera dottissima, ed è lodato da Lozzi come un lavoro "di numismatica molto importante per le ricerche storiche delle prime origini del batter moneta in Ferrara". Di V. Bellini, celebre numismatico settecentesco, sono anche noti gli scritti Delle monete di Ferrara, trattato, uscito a Ferrara preso Rinaldi nel 1761, e De monetis Italiae Medii Aevi hactenus non evulgatis quae in Patrio Musaeo servantur [.], impresso dallo stesso stampatore nel 1767. Esemplare in barbe, in ottimo stato conservativo, interno fresco e marginoso. 0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Essai sur les Troubles Actuels de Perse, et de Géorgie

      Paris, Desaint & Saillant, , 1754. Par M. de P***. 12mo. (169 × 102mm) Contemporary mottled calf, red morocco label, French fillet gilt to the boards, spine gilt with foliate volutes, indistinct arms to the tail, red edges. Small book-ticket of the geographer, translator, author and bibliophile Jean-Baptiste Eyriès (1767-1846) to the front pastedown. Two folding tables, engraved head- and tailpieces. Lightly browned, slightly rubbed at the extremities, one folding table cropped at the head, upper joint a little cracked at the head, but overall a very good copy, half title bound in. First Edition. "Attribué à de Peyssonel père, qui peut en avoir fourni les matériaux, mais la rédaction semble appartenir au fils." The elder Peyssonel held a number of consular positions in the Near East, being for some years at Smyrna and in 1753 in the Crimea, his son served in a similar capacity at Smyrna and was for some time Consul to the Khan of the Tartars. Erekle II, perhaps better known by the Latinized form Heraclius, and his father Teimuraz had been made de facto rulers of Georgia - Erekle of Kakheti, Teimuraz of Kartli - for their suppression of Abdulla Beg&#39;s 1745 Mukhranian coup against Persian rule. However, they still paid heavy tributes to Nadir Shah and when he was assassinated in 1747 they took advantage of the political instability in Persia to eject the occupying garrisons. In the years that followed they suppressed a further rising by the Mukhranians, concluded an anti-Persian alliance with the khans of Azerbaijan, and made overtures to the Russians for their support for an invasion of Persia. On Teimuraz&#39;s death in 1762, Erekle succeeded him in Kartli, uniting politically for the first time in 300 years. Uncommon, OCLC shows just four copies in the USA, only three on COPAC.

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        Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger anderer Länder.

      Erlangen, Im Verlage des Stifthauses, 1754/55. - 3 Teile in 2 Bänden. Egypten. - Palästina, Syrien, Mesopotamien, Zypern und Zandien. - Griechische Inseln des Archipelagus, Kleinasien, Thracien, Griechenland und einige Theile von Europa. Aus dem Englischen übersetzet durch Christian Ernst von Weindheim. 3 gestochene Titel, 180 teilweise gefaltete Kupfertafeln (Tafel 33 in Band 1 ist nicht erschienen) Marmorierte Halblederbände im Stil der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Engelmann Bibl. Geogr., 120; Cox I, 224 (2. engl. Ausg.): "Pococke was a great traveller and visited many other places besides the East. Gibbon described his book as 'superior learning and dignity'". - Sehr gut erhalten und sauber. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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