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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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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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        Lettre signée

      - TALLEYRAND Charles Maurice de (1754-1838), homme d¿État et diplomate. Lettre signée « Charles Maurice ». Paris, 8 janvier 1811. 1 p. in-4. « J¿ai reçu le serment de monsieur le comte Muraire conseiller d¿Etat, premier Président de la Cour de Cassation en sa qualité de Président du collège électoral du département du Var ».

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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.

      [Bookseller: P. u. P. Hassold OHG]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        DELL'ANTICA LIRA FERRARESE DI MARCHESINI DETTA VOLGARMENTE MARCHESANA. DISSERTAZIONE DI VINCENZO BELLINI.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH]
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        Topographie générale des Pays-Bas hollandois et autrichiens: divisée en deux parties, la premiere comprenant le comté de Flandre, l'Hainaut et l'Artois, la seconde, le duché de Brabant et partie de la Hollande. Cet atlas est executé avec soin et netteté, pour l'intelligence de la guerre et le campement des armées.

      [Paris, Daumont, 1754]. - 4to. With 2 general & 38 detailed engraved fold. maps (each c. 30 x 22 cm). Hardcover. Contemp. gilt decor. leather spine with raised bands, marbled boards. VG. (Top of spine sl. dam. with small piece missing at top of rear joint; false folds in 1st and last map). * Copies known with or without general titlepage stating details of compilers, publisher and year. This copy without general title, but each part has a subtitle with general map and list of detailed maps. Subtitle of second part is: Carte nouvelle du duché de Brabant et provinces voisines faisant la deuxième partie du Théatre de la guerre dans les Pays-Bas, dressée sur les meilleures cartes levées dans les pays. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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        Mémoires secrets de Mylord Bolingbroke, sur les affaires d'Angleterre depuis 1710 jusqu'en 1716 et plusieurs intrigues à la Cour de France, Ecrits par lui-même en 1717, adressés en forme de Lettre au Chevalier Windham ; publiés après sa mort en 1753

      s.n., Londres 1754 - Deux parties en un volumes in-8 (198 x 125 mm), veau havane moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de maroquin rouge, alérions entre les nerfs, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, dentelle sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure d'époque). Edition originale, ornée d'un portrait de l'auteur gravé sur cuivre. Exemplaire aux armes de Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex-libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. Bel exemplaire (malgré de petits défauts et des rousseurs, déchirures en marge supérieure pages 55 et 107 de la IIe partie, sans manque de texte). // Two parts in one octavo volume (198 x 125 mm), havana speckled calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco label, piece of arms between the bands ("alérions"), triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, dentelle on turns-in, red speckled edges (contemporary binding). First edition, illustrated with a portrait of the author, copper-engraved. Copy bearing the arms of Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. Fine copy (despite some little defects, and brownings, tear on top margin pages 55 and 107 of second part, no loss of text).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        The Dignity of Human Nature. Or, A brief Account of the certain and established Means for attaining the true End of our Existence. In Four Books. Of Prudence. II. Of Knowledge. III. Of Virtue. IV. Of Revealed Religion.

      London Printed by W. B. and sold by J. and P. Knapton. 1754 - FIRST EDITION. 4to, 233 x 178 mms., pp. xxii [xxii blank, xxiv Errata], 430, contemporary calf, falling to bits, with rear cover detached, front cover attached from earlier reback, corners worn, spine chipped, but a very good provenance: Formerly the copy of the British artist Sir Stanley Spenser (1891 - 1959), inscribed on the front paste-down "Ex libris G R Carline, F.R.A.I. F.R.G.S. given to Stanley Spencer 1933 [after death of G R C] then on Stanley S's death 1959 to Richard Carline" ; it might seem from this that Spencer inherited the book from his first father-in-law, but it is also possible that this G R Carline was, in fact, his brother in law, and that the book later passed down to another brother in law, Richard, who was a fellow artist; whatever, this is an interesting association copy of the "Downshire Hill" set. On the top margin of the title-page is the autograph and date of an earlier owner: "Mary Bethia Horton 1777." Mary Bethia Scott (1705 - 1781) married Sir Joshua Horton. The copy of the book is not itself in wonderful condition, but I would be reluctant to destroy the integrity of the provenance by having the binding restored. James Burgh(1714-1775), educational theorist and author, was "Master of an Academy at Newington-Green, Middlesex," according to the title-page. His wife Hannah was friend of Mary Wollstonecraft and helped her to open a school at Newington Green in 1783. The book is a curious mixture of testy self-righteousness and priggishness on one hand and sensible suggestions and practical advice on the other. Citing the best English poets, Burgh names Spenser, Milton, Shakespeare, Waller, Rowe, Addison, and Pope, and then adds, "it is to the disgrace of our country and religion, that such stuff as the greatest parts of the works of a Dryden, or a Congreve, and such like, should be in print." Later, he would gladden the hearts of many modern educational theorists when he says, "As to making Latin or Greek themes or verses, I would as soon have a son of mine taught to dance on a rope." [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Book of Common-Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England:Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David,Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches;And the Form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops Priests and Deacons.Bound with: The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopins and Others. (London: 1751)

      Joseph Bentham, Cambridge 1754 - Large Folio. Unpaginated [ca. 416pp. 64pp.]. Original contemporary sheep skin binding with title plate. Raised bands. Head and tail of spine slightly bumped. Corners worn. Thick brown endpapers. Ornamental printers' device to title page. Very minor browning and some water marks to few pages, not affecting text. In English. In overall good condition. Bottom of Title page: "Cum privilegio. Price eight shillings unbound."

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The History of Pudica, a lady of N-rf-olk With an Account of Her Five Lovers; Viz Dick Merryfellow, Jack Shadwell of the Lodge, Count Antiquary, Young 'Squire Fog, of Dumplin-hall and Miles Dinglebob of Popgun-ball, Esq; .

      M Cooper, London 1754 - Recently re cased in half leather over marbled boards with twin labeld and raised bands. A poor copy of a rare Norfolk book - perhaps of the best of the county's satirical works, quoted at considerable length by RW Ketton-Cremer in "Norfolk Portraits". The missing four pages at the rear are supplied in manuscript to collate with a full copy. That in ink is on paper water-marked 1798.

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        in duas partes divisa, quarum prior, materiam medicam. accedunt syllabus medicamentorum compositorum. Editio tertia revisa.,

      Stuttgart, Erhard, 1754 - Folio. (34 x 21 cm). 12 Bl., 144, 232 Seiten, 21 Bl., 44 Seiten. - Beigebunden: Taxa seu pretium. juxta Pharmacopoea Wirtenbergica . Ebendort. 1755. 66 Seiten. *Blake 350. - Vorliegend die 3. Auflage (inhaltsgleich mit der zweiten). Die Pharmacopoea Wirtembergica ist bei weitem die beste jener Zeit, freilich mehr ein Lehrbuch der pharmazeutischen Wissenschaften wie eine Pharmakopöe. Sie vereinigt große Gelehrsamkeit mit großer praktischer Erfahrung - sie ist eine Musterleistung ersten Ranges" (Tschirch). Sie gehört "zu den umfangreichsten Arzneibüchern und übertrifft sogar die ältesten Ausgaben des Nürnberger Dispensatoriums und der Augustana" (Adlung/Urdang S. 323). - Das schöne Frontispiz mit kleiner Ansicht von Stuttgart in allegorischer Umrahmung. - Titelblatt mit altem Stempel, Frontispiz mit hinterlegtem kleinem Randeinriss, Titelblatt und Buchschnitt etwas fleckig. Insgesamt noch ordentlich. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Pergamentband der Zeit (fleckig und berieben).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Traité des Pierres de Théophraste traduit du Grec; avec des notes physiques & critiques, traduites de l'Anglois de M. Hill. Auquel on a ajouté deux lettres du même auteur, l'une au Docteur Parsons, sur les couleurs du Saphir & de la Turquoise; & l'autre à M. Folkes, président de la Societé Royale de Londres, sur les effets des différens menstrues sur le cuivre.

      - Paris, J.T. Herissant, 1754. Small 8vo (157 x 97mm). pp. xxiv, 287. Contemporary half calf, ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label (spine slightly worn). First French translation. "In Theophrastus' work on stones two facts at once strike the attention of the reader, the first is that it differs entirely in its style and content from any other work upon this subject written in classical times - in fact, no other work at all resembling it appeared until later on in the Middle Ages. It remained for 1800 years a most valuable and authoritative work on minerals, referred to and quoted by all ." ( Adams p. 18).Sinkankas 6593. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables Heroïqes.

      - Renfermant les plus faines Maximes de la Politique et de la Morale. Avec des Discours Historiques. Publiées par Bruzen la Martiniere. A l usage du Prince des Asturies. Ornées de soixante belles Estampes en taille douce gravées exprès. Tome Premier - Second. Jean Neaulme, Amsterdam et Berlin 1754. 8:o. (4 blank),engraved frontispiece + engraved portrait of le Prince des Asturies,(26),232,(4 blank); (4 blank),engraved frontispiece,(6),228 pp with 30 engravings in the text in each volume. Slightly worn contemporary red full morocco, spines richly gilt. Covers each with a panel with three lines in gold. Edges of covers also with a golden line. Inner dentelles in gilt. All edges gilt. Paper cracked inner hinge front cover vol.I. Wormhole free endpaper front vol.II. Remains of sealwax on all four paste-downs. Volume II page 225/226 repaired lower outer corner and page 227/228 repaired outer margin. Volume I engraving page 36 coloured by hand and engraving page 74 with coloured peacock. Page 153/154 vol.II with a tear and paper lostsouter margin. Owners signatures in ink on first blank leaf in each volume. 16 x 10 cm.[#\85500] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abrégé des Commentaires de M. de Folard, sur l'Histoire de Polybe. Par M*** (le comte de Chabot) Mestre de Camp de Cavalerie.

      Paris: chez la Veuve Gandouin; Giffart; David l'Aîné; Jombert; Durand. 1754 - 4to. 3 vols. Folding engraved and etched plates. Original calf with 5 raised bands on spine.

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        El Eroe de la China. Opera Dramatica para Representarse en el Real Coliseo del Buen-Retiro.

      Imprenta de Lorenzo Mojados 1754 - (CA33) - Madrid - Festejandose el gloriosissimo dia natalicio de su magestad catholica D. Fernando VI. por orden de su magestad catholica la Reyna nuestra señora. - Edición italiana-española - Escaso ejemplar de 175 páginas que según WorldCat sólo lo posee la Biblioteca Nacional de Chile - Grabado en el portada - Fina encuadernación en cuero completo con ornamentos dorados en la tapa e impreso un escudo y corona con el mismo tipo de ornamentos en el mismo sector - Muy buen estado

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        The Works of Jonathan Swift. Dean of St. Patrick`s Dublin, Accurately Revised in Twelve Volumes, Adorned with Copper Plates; with some Account of the Author`s Life, and Notes Historical and Explanatory By John Hawkesworth. TWELVE VOLUME SET.

      C. Bathurst, C. Davies, C. Hitch and L. Hawes., London 1754 - twelve volume set dated 1754 & 1755, original full leather hardcover,engraved plates throughout, three boards detatched, most of spine labels missing, bindings poor, internally very good clean and complete. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dreamer

      London: Printed for W. Owen, at Homer&#39;s Head, in Fleet-street, 1754. Hardcover. Very Good. 240, xviii, 14 p. 18 cm. Rebound in 1/4 leather with marble boards, new endpapers, no half-title. 2 p. book-list at end. A footnote on p. 81-89 inclused "The Answer, by Dr. Swift", a poem described as "never published in any edition of the Dean&#39;s works". The answer is to Robert Lindsay&#39;s "Paulus", also included.

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        A Collection of Select Cases Relating to Evidence

      London - Henry Lintot, for Daniel Brown 1754 - Theextremely scarce pirated edition of Sir John Strange's case notes, published before the also extremely scarce official edition. Bound in leather with raised bands and blindstamped decoration. Wth a manuscript title page. Reputed to have been compiled by Sir John Strange -ESTC, #T20913. Sir John Strange, d. 1754, was a judge. Before his death Strange had been preparing his collection of reports for publication. Because of his willingness to lend his notes to judges there had been many opportunities for copies of this material, unscrupulously obtained, to pass into the hands of legal hacks. It included summaries and arguments of cases where no judgment had been made. It was Strange's chief concern, therefore, to have ready a definitive compilation of reports of adjudged cases that could be published in the event of any pirating of his work. Accordingly, when some of Strange's case notes did indeed appear shortly after his death under the title of A Collection of Select Cases Relating to Evidence, by a Late Barrister-at-Law, his executors acted swiftly to suppress it -ODNB. Condition: The textblock binding is tight and firm. The hignes are slightly cracked. There is some wear to the extremities, including some bumping and rubbing with discoloured marks. Internally the pages have some slight browning and intermittent spots or marks. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Forst= und Jagd=Historie der Teutschen Anjetzo vermehrt, verbessert, und mit einer besondern Vorrede versehen von D. Heinrich Gottlieb Francken, Römisch Kayserl. Pfalz= und Hoff=Grafen, wie auch des Staats=Rechts öffentlichen Lehrern zu Leipzig.

      Leipzig, Johann Christian Langenheim, 1754.. 560, 137 S. + Anhang., 8° Ledereinband. Eigentumsvermerke. Titelei löst sich und etwas beschmutzt, Buchseiten etwas wellig, teils stockig, Einband stark berieben, Rücken eingerissen, deutliche Gebrauchsspuren. VERSANDKOSTENFREI bei Standardversand innerhalb Deutschlands!

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        Le Microscope a La Portee De Tout Le Monde, Ou Description, Calcul & Explication De La Nature, De L&#39;ufage & De La Force Des Meilleurs Microscopes; Avec Les Methodes Necessaires Pour Preparer, Appliquer, Confiderer & Conferver Toutes Fortes D&#39;objets

      Paris: A. Jombert, 1754. 8vo., xvi (3) 356 pp. With 15 folding engraved plates (numbered to 14, but there are two plates numbered III). Bound in contemporary mottled calf raised in five bands at the spine, gilt compartments and florets, title on a brown morocco lettering piece in second compartment. A fine copy. Provenance: Ex libris Pierre Lambert, with his bookplate on the fep. A handsome copy of this scarce French translation of Baker&#39;s classic treatise on the microscope, beautifully illustrated with folding plates with engravings of both microscopes, in the first part, and objects examined under them, in the second part.. Book.

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        Relation des missions du Paraguai, traduite de l&#146;italien [par le Père Felix Espirit de Lourmel] de M. Muratori.

      A Paris, Chez Bordelet, Libraire, 1754 - In-12° ; page de grand titre-XXIV-402 pp.-(2)-1 carte repliée hors texte, plein veau marbré, dos lisse joliment orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges, reliure de l'époque, bel exemplaire. BIEN COMPLET DE SA CARTE SOUVENT ABSENTE. « Relation estimée et l&#146;une des meilleures pour l&#146;histoire des Indiens du Rio de la Plata » (Chadenat, 392). Borba de Moraes, t. II, p. 603. Court, 1103. Leclerc, 1918. Rodrigues, 1734. Sabin, 51419. Édition originale de la traduction française. Cet ouvrage fut rédigé en grande partie sur les documents officiels des Jésuites en missions au Paraguay et plus précisément sur les rapports du Père Gaëtan Cattani. Ludovico Antonio Muratori, le plus grand érudit italien du début du XVIIIe siècle. Il fut l&#146;un des pères de la méthode historique scientifique moderne. FIRST FRENCH EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Spectateur ou le Socrate moderne, où l'on voit un portrait naïf des Moeurs de ce Siécle.

      Chez Merigot 1754 - - Chez Merigot, Paris 1754-1755, 9 vol. in-12 (9,5x17cm), relié. - Nouvelle édition ornée de sept frontispices de Scotin l'aîné. Le journal parut pour la première fois en volume en 1712. Pleine basane brune mouchetée de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge, caissons et fleurons floraux dorés. Toutes tranches rouges. Coiffes de tête des volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 et 8 et de queue des volumes 2, 3 et 4 et 9 arasées (certaines accidentées). Coins légèrement émoussés. Quatre mors fendus. Pâles mouillures marginales au second tome. Le Spectateur fut un des premiers périodiques anglais qui parut chaque jour de 1711 à 1712. Destiné à la Middle Class, Addison pense que malgré son tirage de 4000 exemplaires journaliers, il était lu par environ 60000 Londoniens. Le Spectator fut très populaire et réédité maintes fois au cours du XVIIIe siècle. Il porte un regard ironique sur la société anglaise et marqua durablement la presse par sa nouveauté. Chaque numéro tournait autour de 2000 mots, et Addison et Steele se sont partagés la rédaction. Le Spectateur dans sa version actuelle est aujourd'hui un journal bien connu des anglais. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Relation des missions du Paraguai

      Bordelet, Paris 1754 - XXIV + 402 pp., In-12° (9,5 x 17 cm), plein veau marbré d'époque, dos lisse orné de fleurons encadrés, pièce de titre havane, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges. 1ère édition de la traduction française. Signature d'appartenance sur la page de titre (Ctesse. De Gomer). Bien complet de la grande carte dépliante du Paraguay in fine par d'ANVILLE, datée 1733. «L'ouvrage décrit l'histoire des indiens du Rio de la Plata. Il est rédigé en grande partie sur des documents officiels dus à divers jésuites des missions du Paraguay, notamment le père Gaëtan Cattani. Le fait que Muratori n'était pas un jésuite donne à cette histoire un caractère d'impartialité» (Wikipédia). Très bon exemplaire. In-12° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abrégé des Commentaires de M. de Folard, sur l'Histoire de Polybe. Par M*** Mestre de Camp de Cavalerie.

      Chez La Veuve Gandouin, Giffart, David, Jombert et Durand 1754 - - Chez La Veuve Gandouin, Giffart, David, Jombert et Durand, Paris 1754, 3 volumes in-4 (19,5x25,5cm), relié. - Edition originale, richement illustrée, de l'abrégé des célèbres commentaires du chevalier de Folard, établi par le comte de Chabot. 113 planches en taille douce - parfois dépliantes (Tome I : 51, tome 2 : 22 et tome 3 : 40) - représentant des techniques, des scènes de bataille et des machines guerrières de l'Antiquité dont 4 cartes et un plan de Cremone. Plein veau blond moucheté. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et de caissons et fleurons dorés dentelles dorées en queue. Toutes tranches rouges. Deux coiffes de tête élimées, la troisième un peu frottée. Quelques trous de ver sur le dos du second tome. Deux coins émoussés. Nombreuses épidermures. Soulignons une fois encore l'importance de cet ouvrage dans la théorie des stratégies militaires. On doit au Comte de Chabot cette édition qui ne retient pas l'ensemble de l'Histoire de Polybe, en 6 Vol. in 4, mais est principalement centré sur les commentaires. Militaire et stratège, Folard finira commandant de place et Mestre de camp, le projet de Folard (qu'on surnomma le Végèce français) était de développer ses idées en commentant le texte de Polybe. L'ouvrage contient le fameux traité sur la colonne, formation militaire dont Folard et l'inventeur, et le Traité de l"attaque et de la défense des places des Anciens. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Numenius & c. [Scarlet Ibis]

      London:. 1754.. Second edition. Stunning print of this oft illustrated bird, from Catesby&#39;s "The Natural History of Carolina, Florida & the Bahama Islands", "the most famous color plate book of American plant and animal life... (and) a fundamental and original work for the study of American species" (Hunt). "Instead of perpetuating the previous stiff, profile manner of presentation, Catesby devised the method of mingling plants and animals in logical groupings, most often with accuracy and with proportional scale between figure and plant. He did his utmost to convey something of the particular habits of movements of each species. Simple though they are, he infused his compositions with a sense of movement and vitality not usual prior to his work" (Norelli). Plate T84, entitled "Numenius &c". Copper engraving with original hand-color. 22 x 35 cms, nice plate impression and ample margins. A very fresh impression, lovely contemporary coloring.

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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]

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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.

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        De Formulis et solennibus populi Romani verbis libri VIII. Ex recensione Francisci Caroli Conradi (.) cum vita et elogiis Barnabae Brissonii, conspectu totius operis summariis, auctorumque formularum rerum et verborum indicibus. Accessere curae novae atque animadversiones Ioannis Augusti Bachii (.).

      Francfort et Leipzig, Weidmann 1754 - in-folio, [8] ff. n. ch. (faux-titre & titre, dédicaces, au lecteur), 64-724 pp., [28] ff.n. ch. d'index, texte sur deux colonnes, avec un portrait-frontispice gravé par Wolfgang et daté de 1730, demi-vélin rigide ivoire à coins, dos lisse, tranches bleues (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs éparses. Cinquième édition. - C'est en 1583 que parut pour la première fois ce grand recueil formulaire dû à l'infortuné Président Brisson (1531-1591) qui fut l'une des victimes du gouvernement de la Ligue à Paris ; et il avait été réédité plusieurs fois, mais toujours en terre allemande : dès 1592, à l'adresse de Francfort ; en 1649, à Mayence ; et enfin en 1731 à l'adresse de Halle. Comme les autres traités de l'auteur, l'ouvrage a en effet toujours plus intéressé les érudits allemands que les français : il s'inscrit dans la quête principale de Brisson, qui consistait à rechercher les fondements des usages juridiques de l'ancienne Rome et donc l'origine des dispositions essentielles du droit romain. Dupin (1832), 732.

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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]

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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&#148; x 25&#148;; framed size: 25 1/4&#148; x 31 1/4&#148; 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]

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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

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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]

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        Trait&#142; des sensations, a Madame la Contesse de Vass&#142;É

      A Londres; & se vend a Paris: Chez de Bure l'a"n&#142;É 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, Ginguen&#142; and others. Garrison and Morton 4968. Heirs of Hippocrates 935. Tchemerzine III, 477. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 &#39;Lettres juives&#39; veranlaßte D´Argens später &#39;Lettres cabalistiques&#39; 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&#146;s Round Table, D&#39;Argens gained a reputation and a meaning that towered far above the level of his talent. The success of his &#39;Lettres juives&#39; D&#39;Argens led later to let &#39;Lettres cabalistiques&#39; 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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        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&#146;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) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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&#39;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&#39;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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