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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Opuscules sur la langue francoise. Par divers Academiciens.

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

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

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

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        Elemens du commerce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Beyträge zu nützlichem und vergnügendem Gebrauch und Verbesserung des Microscopii,

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

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        A New Treatise on the Diseases of Horses - 2 Volumes

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

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        Syntomos eisagoge tes arabikes glosses.

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

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

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        The Works

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Nieuwe Kaart van het Westelykste Deel der Weereld

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Kst.- Karte, von 2 Platten gedruckt aus "Neptun francais", "Suite de la Carte Reduite du Folphe de St. Laurent Contenant Les Costes de Labrador, depuis Mecatina jusqu'a la Baye des Esquimaux ..".

      . dat. 1754, 86 x 53,5 (H). Oben links die prachtvolle Titelkartusche. Zeigt die "Detroit de Belle Isle", im Süden der nördl. Teil der Insel Neufundland, im Norden das kanadische Festland. - A detailed chart showing the entire coastline on Newfoundland and the adjacent Canadian mainland.

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

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

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        Carte de l'Am?rique M?ridionale

      [London: Nourse, Vaillant, Millar, Rocque & Sayer], 1754. A highly decorative map of South America, evincing Palairet's uniquely elegant aesthetic style This artistically virtuous map embraces the whole of South America, and is divided into the various Spanish domains and Portuguese Brazil. The map is adorned with a highly elegant title cartouche of a rococo style Jean Palairet was born in Montauban, France, but emigrated to England where he became a French tutor to the children of George II. He later wrote several informative books on arithmetic, language, arts and sciences, and geography. The present map is from the second edition of Palairet's greatest work, the Atlas m?thodique , a magnificent cartographical demonstration, in which landmasses are shown in various stages of political definition. Cf. Phillips, Atlases in the Library of Congress , 3503. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in very good condition except for several creases parallel to center fold.

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        The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director: Being A Large Collection Of the Most Elegant And Useful Designs Of Household Furniture In the Gothic, Chinese and Modern Taste: Including A great Variety of Book Cases, etc

      London: Printed for the Author, 1754. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary Cambridge style full calf, sympathetically rebacked. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 27 pages in text. Folio, 46.5 x 29.5 cm. 161 engraved plates including the dedication. Title page printed in red and black. Half title, List of Subscribers. One of the most influential of 18th century furniture model books, used by many of the leading cabinet makers of the period, and he was the first cabinet maker to publish a book of his designs. Chippendale collaborated in furnishing interiors designed by Robert Adam and at Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, and Melbourne House, London for Lord Melbourne, with Sir William Chambers. Handful of plates toned, mostly in the first section explaining the Five Orders of Architecture and Rules of Perspective, otherwise generally clean and fresh, armorial bookplate of William Chambers, raised bands, leather spine label printed in gilt.

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        Traité du calcul intégral , pour servir de suite à l'analyse des infiniments-petits de M. le Marquis de l'Hôpital

      Paris: H.L. Guerin and L.F. Delatour, 1754-, 1756. Two volumes, quarto, with three folding plates; in fine crisp condition in contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments with floral motifs, double labels, marbled endpapers and edges. The explorer as prodigy. Bougainville's first published work, and a milestone in his life. Few explorers could claim such a heady start to their careers. This quite precocious publication - Bougainville was in his early twenties when he completed the first volume - would kick-start his career and bring him wide recognition. By the time he completed the work by publishing the second volume in 1756 he was already serving as secretary to the French ambassador in London, and was soon elected a member of the Royal Society in London, an unusual distinction for such a young foreigner. Of course a great change of direction then occurred with his distinguished military and then naval careers, and his first voyage to the Falkland Islands; this was followed in 1766 by his most famous achievement, his circumnavigation, the first such French voyage, in the course of which only the Great Barrier Reef prevented his landing on Australian soil. He had specifically set out to reach "New Holland" by running west from Quiros's "Espiritu Santo", but turned away from the barrier presented by the Reef, heading north and coasting New Guinea. From the early 1750s Bougainville had studied under the mathematician and Enlightenment figure Jean le Rond d'Alembert, one of the editors of the Encyclopédie. The Traité du calcul integral, one of the earliest complete treatises on the integral calculus, reflects the influence of d'Alembert and follows on the work of l'Hôpital half a century earlier who had dealt with the infinitesimal calculus and had brought differential notation into general use in Europe. 'La plus grande partie des découvertes en ce genre (le calcul intégral) faites jusqu'au milieu de ce siècle (XVIIIème siècle) a été exposée par le cit. de Bougainville, dans son Traité du calcul intégral pour servir de suite à l'analyse des infiniment petits du marquis de l'Hôpital. La méthode et la clarté qui règnent dans cet ouvrage le rendront toujours précieux…' (Montucla, III p. 137).

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        An English and Danish dictionary: containing the genuine words of both languages with their proper and figurative meanings; interspersed with a large variety of phrases, idioms, terms of arts and proverbial sayings, collected from the most aproved [!] writers.

      I. London, J. Haberkorn, 1754. 4:o. (640) s. Nött samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, oxiderad guldornering och mörkt brun titeletikett. Ryggen torr, ytligt sprucken och hårt nött på binden samt en mindre reva upptill. Pärmhörnen lite stukade. Smärre bläckkludd på försättsbladet. Inlagan med en del bruksspår. Blad A4 har gamla lagningar i text och övre marginal med några små textförluster samt fläckar. En fuktfläck i övre marginalen på blad Bb4 till Hh4 och en liten solkfläck i övre marginalen på blad Hh2. Bläckfläckar i texten på blad Nn1, Iii2-Iii3, Ttt1-Ttt2 och Cccc4. Blad Pp3 har en mindre pappersförlust i nedre marginalen och en fuktfläck i nedre marginalen på blad Cccc1 samt en gammal lagning i övre marginalen på blad Eeee3. Med H. [?] C. Damms namnteckning på försättsbladet och ytterligare en oidentifierad på titelbladet.. Bibliotheca danica IV:55. ESTC T143281. Allt som utkom, den andra delen var tänkt att innehålla ett danskt-engelskt lexikon. Med en tryckt dedikation till kronprins Christian både på danska och engelska och en subskribentförteckning. Författaren var norrman och präst vid den dansk-lutherska kyrkan i London

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        Benjamin Franklin's Newspaper Reports on the Proposed Union of the Colonies

      Philadelphia, PA 1754 - Newspaper. Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, Pa., September 12, 1754. 4 pp., 9 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. New York's legislative bodies and governor volley for position on a defensive pact that suggested that the colonies join together for the first time. With the usual shipping news, advertisements, and news from other colonial cities, including New York and Williamsburg. Excerpts"The Humble Address of the Council of the Province of New York.We are truly sensible to the Importance of those Matters you have been pleased to lay before us.-When the Dignity of the Crown is insulted; the Welfare of Great-Britain attacked, and the Property of our Fellow Subjects invaded; can we.hesitate one Moment to exert with Indignation. our utmost Effortst of Resentment? Surely not!.nothing in our Power shall be wanting, wherein we can, by any Means, contribute to the Honour of your Administration.""The Governor's Answer.The Loyalty you express to His Majesty, the best of Kings, and your Zeal to defeat the Schemes of the French, are very agreeable to me.""The Humble Address of the General Assembly of the said Colony.We are of Opinion with your Honour, that nothing is more natural and salutary than a Union of the Colony for their own Defense, and that it is a reciprocal Duty, to be aiding and assisting to each other, in Case of any Invasion; but these Principles your Honour will not extend to an unlimited Sense: There may be Instances, where particular Colonies invaded, ought to exert their Strength, and not too loudly call on others, more exposed and more burthened than themselves.""The Governor's Answer.I am sensible of the great Expence this Province has been put to in the late War, and that a further great Expence will be necessary for its Defence and Security; and therefore your making a Provision under these Disadvantages, for the Assistance of our Fellow Subjects, will have the greater Merit, and intitle you to the Aid of the other Governments, when we may stand in Need of it."And news from Williamsburg:"August 23. Tuesday last passed thro' this City, on their Way Home, six Officers belonging to the Regiment from North-Carolina, whose Companies are all disbanded, and gone to their respective Habitations; by them we have Advice, that General Innes was preparing to march immediately with the remaining Troops, to buiild a lards Fort at Will's Creek.Yesterday, at Four a Clock in the Evening, Monsieur Druillon, Monsieuyr Le Force, two Cadets, and 17 private Men, who were Prisoners, set out under an Escort, for the French Fort at the Ohio.August 30. We have Advice from Fort Duquisne [sic] the Fort the French took from us on the Ohio, of the 29th of July, that there were but 200 Men there at that Time, 200 more expected in a few Days; and that the rest went off in several Detachments, to the Amount of 1000 besides Indians.We have also certain Intelligence of several of our Men having been taken Prisoners since the Treaty, and offer'd by the Indians for Sale, at 40 Pistoles per Head, and for want of Purchases since sent to Canada. The Indians in our Interest threaten to give up every Thing if we do nothing this Fall."Historical BackgroundHaving just presided over the Albany Congress, which was intended to form a defensive league among the colonists and Iroquois Confederation, New York Provincial Governor James DeLancey emphasizes his appreciation for New Yorkers' support of the Crown against the French, while the General Assembly balks at having to aid the other colonies when New York bore the brunt of the fighting.Launched in 1728, the Pennsylvania Gazette was the second newspaper published in Pennsylvania. In 1729, Benjamin Franklin and partner Hugh Meredith purchased the paper. Franklin regularly contributed pieces written under various noms de plume. The Gazette published the first political cartoon in America: Franklin's own design of a segmented snake representing the individual colonies. (See website for full description)

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        The History of Sir Charles Grandison in a Series of Letters

      London: Printed for S. Richardson, 1754. Seven volumes, small octavo, single leaf publisher's advertisement in volume IV, marginal tear with slight loss to one page of volume III and two pages in volume VI, some pages becoming loose (see volume IV), early owner's inscription to each title-page ("Jurin"), occasional eighteenth-century marginalia; overall an attractive set in contemporary full calf, banded spines with double green and red labels, some wear including chipping to some of the labels, and chipping to head and tail of spines, a little shaken. First editions: a handsome set, the third and last of Richardson's great epistolary novels, in striking contemporary condition. Considered a companion to the earlier Clarissa, here Richardson gave a portrait of a good man, to balance some of the portraits of bounders and cads that had graced his earlier novels. Richardson's patience - and vanity - had been tried by the publishing success of Fielding's Tom Jones, and he took some time to complete the tale. It was published anonymously ("by the Editor of Pamela and Clarissa"), but in the preface Richardson all but admitted his authorship. The novel has not been considered the equal of Clarissa - "none of his three novels has set modern criticism so much at variance as Grandison" notes the Cambridge History of English Literature - but its greatness is considered to be Richardson's ability to present a rich and varied cast of characters, and the freshness of his observation, particularly with regards to the comic figures. Jane Austen and George Eliot both thought highly of the book, and Ruskin ranked it with Don Quixote, though others have found Charles Grandison impossibly perfect and consequently uninteresting. Although showing a few signs of wear, and indeed of having been carefully read, this is an attractive set.

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        Lettera...all' illustrissimo Signor Conte Giulio Carlo da Fagnano...Contenente una nuova serie per i differenziali, ed integrali di qualsivoglia grado corrispondente alla Newtoniana per le potestà, e le radici

      Woodcut printer's device on title. 8 pp. Small 4to, fine modern red morocco by Laurenchet, upper cover lettered in gilt. Torino: nella Stamperia Reale, 1754. First edition of Lagrange's first book, published when he was 18 years old; this is a very rare book with no copy located in WorldCat. "In 1754 Lagrange had a short essay printed in the form of a letter written in Italian and addressed to the geometer Giulio da Fagnano. In it he developed a formal calculus based on the analogy between Newton's binomial theorem and the successive differentiations of the product of two functions."-D.S.B., VII, p. 560. A fine copy. ❧ Riccardi, II, 2-"Questo rarissimo opuscolo interessa assai la storia della scienza, anche perchè è il primo lavoro del nostro a. da lui composto nella tenera età di 18 anni; ed è l'unica memoria matematica da lui pubblicata in lingua italiana." .

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        Der vom Frauenzimmer unschuldig verfolgte, geplagte und endlich ins gröste Elend gestürtzte Gelehrte oder wahrhaffte Geschichte..nicht unbekannten Rechts-Gelehrten..Hansee-Stadt

      Franckfurt und Leipzig, in Commißion der Buchnerschen Handlung, 1754.. 1754. Titelblatt und 78 S. Späteres Hpgt mit Marmorbezug, Rckntitel in rot/schwarz-Fraktur. Rotschnitt, Ebd. etwas angeschmutzt, durchgehend stockfleckig und/oder gebräunt. Nicht bei HOLZMANN/B. HAYN/G: II, 525, erwäghnt zwar den Titel jedoch auch ohne Lösung des Pseudonyms: "SEHR RAR. Cat. Monath II, Nürnberg 1783, p. 99: Geschichte...". Am Vorsatz gestochenes ExL d. 19. Jh.: Bibliotheek HEERDINCK und ExL. des bekannten holländischen Sammlers: F. G. WALLER. *** Wir haben nur ein Exemplar in einer öffentlichen Bibliothek auffinden können: iStaatsbibliothek, Berlin.

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        Mutter Maria mit dem Jesusknaben im Arm über Wolken.

      . Pinsel in Grau, über roter Kreide, auf Bütten, unten signiert und datiert "J. Wit f. 1754". 17,7:14,4 cm. - Papier etwas vergilbt. Sehr reizvolle Zeichnung, die im Todesjahr des Künstlers entstanden ist.. Nach einem Studium in Antwerpen und paralleler intensiver Beschäftigung mit Werken von P.P. Rubens (1577-1640) kehrte Jacob de Wit in seine Heimatstadt zurück. Hier bekam er bald Aufträge für Wand- und Deckendekorationen von Privathäusern und Kirchen, die ihn rasch zu großem Ansehen verhalfen.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        "An historical account of the British trade over the Caspian Sea: with the author's journal of travels from England through Russia into Persia; and back through Russia, Germany, and Holland. To which are added the revolutions of Persia during the present century, with the particular history of the great usurper Nadir Kouli... The second edition, revised and corrected"

      London: T. Osborne [et al.]. 1754. "2 volumes, 4to, engraved frontispieces, 26 plates, 11 folding; a number of engraved vignettes in the text; recent half brown morocco over marbled boards, blind-lettered spines; unfortunate stain on top half of the spine on Vol. II; ownership rubberstamp on title page, else about fine. & & Cox I, p. 255: ""Hanway was a well-known traveler and philanthropist, popularly remembered as the pioneer user of the umbrella. Readers of Boswell will recall Johnson's severe criticism of his essay attacking tea-drinking. As a partner of a St. Petersburg merchant, he made a journey in 1743 down the Volga and by the Caspian Sea to Persia with a caravan of woolen goods, and returned in 1745 by the same route after many perilous adventures. He reached London in 1750. He later filled several public positions, and had a street named after him in London and a monument erected to him in Westminster Abbey. Dr. Johnson said of him, ""that he acquired a reputation travelling abroad, but lost it all by travelling at home."" This was in reference to his ""Eight Days"" trip in England [Journal of an Eight Days' Journey, London, 1756].""& & ESTC T94136."

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        Ben Franklin Publishes News of Washington's Capitulation at Fort Necessity

      Philadelphia, PA 1754 - Newspaper. Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, Pa., July 25, 1754. 4 pp., 9 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. ExcerptCAPITULATION,Granted by Monsieur de Villier, Captain and Commander of Infantry and Troops of his Most Christian Majesty, to those English Troops actually in the Fort of Necessity, which was built on the lands of the King's Dominions, July the third, 1754, at Eight a Clock at Night, viz.,.Article I. We grant Leave to the English Commander to retire with all his Garrison, and to return peaceably into his own Country; and promise to hinder his receiving any Insult from us French; and to restrain, as much as shall be in our Power the Savages that are with us. II. It shall be permitted him to go out, and carry with him all that belongs to them, except the Artillery, which we keep.III. That we will allow them the Honours of War, that they march out with Drums beating, and a Swivel Gun, being willing to show them that we treat them as Friends. IV. That as soon as the Articles are signed by both Parties, the English Coulours shall be struck.VII. And as the English have in their Power an Officer, two Cadets, and most of the Prisoners made in the Assassination of the Sieur DeJamonville, they must promise to send them back, with a Safe-guard, to the Fort Du Guerne, situated at the Fine River: And for Surety of their performing this Article, as well as the Treaty, Mr. Jacob Vanbram, and Robert Stobo, both Captains, shall be kept as Hostages, till the Arrival of the Canadeans and French above mentioned. We oblige ourselves, on our Side, to give an Escort to return in Safety these two Officers; and expect to have our French in two Months and a Half at the farthest; a Duplicate of this being fix'd upon one of the Posts of our Blockade the day above nam'd.Historical BackgroundIn December 1753, Virginia Governor Robert Dinwiddie sent a young George Washington to the Ohio Country, (territory claimed by several English colonies) requesting that the French fortifying the region depart. When they refused, Dinwiddie commissioned Washington a lieutenant colonel and ordered him to raise a militia to defend the Forks of the Ohio River. Meanwhile, the French built Fort Duquesne, near present-day Pittsburgh, on the site. In March 1754, Washington returned with his militia and orders to act defensively, but also not to tolerate interference from the French. After a brief skirmish at Jumonville Glen in May that resulted in the death of the French commander, Washington's troops constructed Fort Necessity-a rough stockade of wood and hides-in June. French forces, along with their Indian allies, attacked on July 3, 1754, forcing Washington to capitulate in the only surrender of his career. The two incidents led directly to the Seven Years War between British and French forces in North America.Launched in 1728, the Pennsylvania Gazette was the second newspaper published in Pennsylvania. In 1729, Benjamin Franklin and partner Hugh Meredith purchased the paper. Franklin regularly contributed pieces written under various noms de plume. The Gazette published the first political cartoon in America: Franklin's own design of a segmented snake representing the individual colonies that advocated for a a colonial union by advising "Join, or Die."ConditionVery good. Toned, tight margins but no loss to text, some professionally-closed minor tears. Lacking half-sheet of advertisements.

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        Traité des pierres, 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

      Hérissant, Paris 1754 - In-12. Collation : XXIV, 287 pp. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.). Première édition française, traduite du grec, avec de longs commentaires de John Hill. L'ouvrage sur les minéraux et les pierres de Théophraste, élève d'Aristote fera autorité durant tout le Moyen-Age. Les commentaires de Hill, plus longs que le texte de Théophraste, parurent pour la première fois en anglais en 1746. Ils forment eux-mêmes un essai sur les connaissances en minéralogie de son époque. Sinkankas 6593. Une éraflure sur un plat, mais bel exemplaire.

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        Delle forze dell'intendimento umano o sia il pirronismo confutato

      Presso Giambatista Pasquali 1754 - 272 S. Pappband, Sehr guter Zustand/ very good, Edizione terza. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

      [Bookseller: Wissenschaftl. Antiquariat Th. Haker e.K]
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