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        Oeuvres diverses de Pope.

      Chez Arkstée & Merkus 1754 - - Chez Arkstée & Merkus, A Amsterdam & à Leipzig _1754, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 12 (9,5x16,5cm), relié. - Edition originale collective ; illustrée de 1 portrait et 5 figures au tome I, 1 frontispice et 13 figures au tome II, 1 frontispice au tome IV ; le portrait par Syfang, les figures dessinées par Blakey, Wale et Walker et gravées par Fritzsch. Plein veau brun glacé d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Large manque le long du mors supérieur du tome I ; Manque aux mors en tête du tome II ; épidermures le long des momrs du tome III ; Manques aux mors du tome IV ; Mors fendus en queue du tome V ; épidermures le long du tome VI ; la plupart des coins émoussés. Pope fut à la fois le plus grand poète classique de l'Angleterre durant la première moitié du XVIIIe, universellement admiré et acclamé, et un philosophe reconnu pour son Essai sur l'homme. Sa traduction d'Homère demeura un classique en Angleterre. La réunion de ses oeuvres dans une entreprise éditoriale de qualité eut un succès considérable Europe, et une influence certaine dans le monde des lettres. Livres à Figures [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        VIDA DE S. PRUDENCIO obispo de Tarazona, patrono principal, y hijo de la M.N. y M.L. provincia de Álava precedida de un comentario crytico. / su autor. Don Bernardo Ibañez de Echavarri.

      - [34], 570, [6] p. ; 4º Encuadernación pergamino época, rótulo en el lomo. Lugar: Vitoria, Editorial: por Thomas de Robles y Navarro?, Año: [1754?] Notas: La h. de grab. es calc.: Didacus Villanueva in. del. Ginex. f. Val. 1753, representando a S. Prudencio.

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        Académie universelle des Jeux, avec des instructions faciles pour aprendre à les bien jouer.

      Amsterdam: s.n., 1754 - Nouvelle édition, augmentée et mise en meilleur ordre, 2 tomes reliés en 1 volume in-12; iv], 384p., et, [2p.], 294p. pages de titre imprimées en rouge et noir, petits ornements. Reliure d'époque en basane mouchetée, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges. Petits frottis aux plats, trou de vers en bas du mors. Très bon exemplaire, bien frais intérieurement. Le Quadrille, l'Hombre, le Piquet, le Billard, le Trictrac, les Echecs mais aussi la Sizette, la Guinguette, la Guimbarde, la Pamphile, le Commerce ou la Tontine, ainsi que nombre d'autres jeux. Avec un dictionnaire des termes des jeux de Quadrille, Quintille, Hombre et Trictrac. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        THE CHRONOLOGY AND HISTORY OF THE WORLD FROM THE CREATION TO THE YEAR OF CHRIST, 1753; ILLUSTRATED IN LVI TABLES

      London: No Publisher Stated, 1754. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Title continues "...Of which IV are Introductory & include the Centurys prior To the Ist Olympiad; And each of the remaining LII contain in one expanded view, 50 Years Or Half a Century". Fep (blank), title page (reverse blank), Letter of Transmittal (reverse blank), Preface (4p); p1-20; 56 tables (mainly 2p each); 1754; at rear, second title page "Fourteen Maps of Ancient and Modern Geography, for the Illustration of the Tables of Chronology and History. To which is prefixed a dissertation on the rise and progress of Geography. By John Blair, L.L.D..." London, 1768; 13 folded maps (sadly, this copy lacks Map No. 14, North America); Index (34pp). In the original leather covers with gilt decoration and dentilled edges, re-backed in matching brown calf with 6 raised bands and gilt dec. ; marbled endpapers. An excellent copy, with only very minor foxing/discolouration, in excellent condition both inside and out, with no damage to the maps or text. (Due to the size/weight of this book, an extra shipping charge will apply.).

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        CLAVE HISTORIAL

      - CON QUE SE ABRE LA PUERTA A LA HISTORIA ECLESIASTICA, Y POLITICA: DESCUBRIENDO LAS CIFRAS DE LA CHRONOLOGIA y Phrases de la Historia, para el facil manejo de los Historiadores. Con la Chronologia de los Papas, y Emperadores, e breve apuntamiento de sus Vidas. TODOS LOS REYES DE ESPAÑA, ITALIA, Y FRANCIA, con los origenes de todas las Monarquias. Concilios, y sus motivos: Hereges, y sus errores: Santos, y Escritores mas clásicos, com los sucessos memorables de cada Siglo. TERCERA EDICION, CORREGIDA Y LIMADA POR SU AUTOR El R. P. M. Fr. Henrique Florez, Doctor y Cathedratico de Theologia de la Universidad de Alcalà, y Ex-Provincial de su Provincia de Castilla de N. P. S Augustin &c. EN MADRID: en la Officina de Antonio Marin. Año de MDCCLIV. [1754] In 4º (21x15 cm) com 395 pags. Encadernação da época mosqueada com ferros a ouro na lombada e no rótulo vermelho. Corte por folhas carminado da época. Texto a duas colunas. Ilustrado com árvore genealógica desdobrável dos imperadores romanos. Contém um índice remissivo no final da obra. Obra impressa pela primeira vez em Madrid em 1743. Palau III, 1990, 252: 'Se reimprimió en 1749, 1754, y aumentada y mejorada en Madrid, Marin, 1760? Después com retrato y mapa id. 1806' Location/localizacao: 3-A3-D-24

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        Recueil de scupltures antiques grecques et romaines.

      Chez Joullain 1754 - - Chez Joullain , A Paris _1754, Pet. in folio, relié. - Edition originale entièrement gravée illustrée d'un titre-frontispice par Adam et de 62 très belles planches gravées à l'eau-forte par Chevilet (3), Defehrt (26), Fessard (5), Fonbonne (4), François (7), Le Bas (3), Le Mire (1), Surugue fils (2), Tardieu (8) et 3 non signées, d'après les dessins du sculpteur lorrain Lambert-Sigisbert Adam (1700-1759). Certains exemplaires possèdent un titre de relais placé après le frontispice, daté 1755 et intitulé : Collection de scuptures antiques, grecques et romaines, trouvées à Rome, dans les ruines du palais de Neon et de Marius. Certains frontispices sont à l'adresse de Cheveau ou porte le lieu Nancy. En outre la plupart des exemplaires ne contiennent pas l'index et l'avertissement joints à notre exemplaire après le frontispice et commencent directement aux figures sans qu'on trouve ces éléments à la fin. Plein veau glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats avec fleurons angulaires. Ensemble très frotté. Coiffe de tête et de queue manquantes. Ce magnifique catalogue de vente comprend la reproduction de 68 marbres anciens et 5 marbres originaux d'Adam. Les marbres anciens ici présentés proviennent des ruines du palais de Néron au Mont Palatin et de celles du palais de Marius, situé entre Rome et Frescati. Conduites en France, elles ont été achetées aux héritiers du cardinal par Adam qui a enrichi la collection avec ses propres achats effectués dans la ville éternelle ; ces sculptures on en outre souvent été restaurées par l'artiste (il fut d'ailleurs chargé de nombreuses copies d'antiques par le cardinal). Cinq ans avant sa mort, en 1754, Adam décida de vendre sa collection. Aux acheteurs éventuels il suggéra de former une galerie, de décorer une bibliothèque, un salon, ou enfin d'enrichir une académie. Issu d'une famille de sculpteurs, Adam remporta le prix de Rome en 1723 et vécut une dizaine d'année dans la ville éternelle, protégé du cardinal de Polignac, ambassadeur de France à Rome. Il se fit au contact de Rome une spécialité de la sculpture de fontaines (bassin de neptune au château de Versailles). Livres à Figures [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Livres et Estampes de feu M. De La Haye, Fermier general

      Par G. Martin. xii, 396 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled calf, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: G. Martin, 1754. A rare sale catalogue of the library of a Fermier général. According to the Preface by Gabriel Martin, La Haye (1684-1753) was a son of one of the Sécretaires du Roi; he became a Fermier General in 1718 and served in this capacity until his death in 1753 at the age of sixty-nine. He was extremely successful and acquired the Hôtel Lambert from the Marquis du Châtelet in 1745 and lived there in great luxury with a large staff. He formed one of the major collections of paintings of the time and his library was considered to be one of the best when compared to those of his contemporaries. For obvious reasons, the collection was strong in works on finance, French history, and government. The first 3547 lots describe the books, lots 3548-3620 the prints and illustrated books, 3621-3708 maps and atlases, 3709-88 a marvelous collection of engraved and printed music, 3789-97 books ordered by subscription, and 3798-3820 a supplement of books. This is one of twenty-two catalogues by Martin with an index. Fine copy, priced throughout in a contemporary hand. From the library of Jean Viardot. ❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 115. Lugt 855. Peignot, p. 106. .

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        The Dreamer

      Printed for W. Owen, at Homer's Head, in Fleet-street, London 1754 - 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's works". The answer is to Robert Lindsay's "Paulus", also included. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dionysii Catonis Disticha de moribus ad filium cum notis integris Scaligeri, Barthii, Daumii; scholiis atque animadversionibus selectis Erasmi, Opitii, Wachii; et metaphrasi graeca Planudis et Scaligeri. Quibus accedunt Boxhornii dissertatio, et Henrici Cannegieteri rescripta Boxhornio de Catone; Nec non Joan. Hild. Withofii dissertationes binae de distichorum auctore et vera illorum lectione. Recensuit, suasque adnotationes addidit Otto Arntzenius.

      ex officina Schouteniana,, Amsterdam, 1754 - Amsterdam, ex officina Schouteniana, 1754. 8°. Frontispiz, Titelbl., LXXVI, 578 S., (36) S. Index. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mi Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Mit Wappensupralibros auf beiden Deckeln und dem Rücken (Wappen von Gouda). - Schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar. Sprache: Lateinisch HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mi Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dissertationes Excerptae ex Commentario Literali in Omnes Novi Testamenti. Five Volumes in Two.

      Typis Academicis Societatis Jesu. 1754-1755., Tyrnau - First edition. 12mo. Five Volumes in Two; contemporary half calf over decorated paste boards, the spines ruled and titled in gilt on labels, all page edges dyed red. 268 + 264 pp (Books One and Two in the first Volume); 276 + 235 + 176 (Books Three, Four and Five in the Second Volume). Title page of the first book printed in red & black. Ancient paper labels at head of spine panels with library numbers, a paper label over the gilt title label on the first volume with the numerals in ink atop the gilt, evidence of paper labels removed from near the spine feet, with some loss to the leather of Vol 2; Overall the bindings are sound and in excellent condition, the text is crisp and clean. An excellent set, all things considered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tractat von den Ranunkeln worinnen nebst andern physischen Wahrnehmungen auch zum Feldbau und zur Gärtnerey gehörige nützliche Anmerkungen vorkommen. Aus dem Französ. übers. von D. G. L. H(uth).

      Gestochenes Frontispiz, 6 gefaltete Kupfertafeln, (7 Bl.), 460 S., (10 Bl.). Dekorativer Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Nissen, BBI Suppl. 45nb; Dochnahl 8. - Interessante Monographie über Geschichte und Zucht der Ranunkeln. Fünf der hübschen Tafeln mit Blüten- und Pflanzendarstellungen. - Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Panurias conquers Acro Corinthos"

      Philhellenic: Munich H. Kohler c1835. Tinted lithograph, with modern colour, of Dimitrios Panourgiasitaking Acrokorinthos from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez, and below, sails and naval instruments. The image shows Panourgias at Korinth beside the ruins of the temple of Apollo, directing the forces as they fight the turks coming down from Acrokorinthos in the background. Dimitrios Panourgias 1754-1834 born Dimitrios Xiros in the village of Dremissa, Phocis. On March 24, 1821 he started the Revolution in Salona and later collaborated with Athanasios Diakos and Dyovouniotis in order to halt Omer Vryonis from advancing further into Roumeli. Panourgias with his band was to defend the hills of Chalkomata, near Thermopylae, but was seriously wounded during the fights and had to withdraw. He participated in January, 1822 at the 1st National Assembly at Epidauros as Salona representative and was the most important negotiator during the surrender of Acrocorinth to the Greek forces in 1822. He retired from military operations some months later, after he handed the leadership of his militia band to his son, Nakos Panourgias. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders. Peter( Heinrich Lambert} von Hess 1792-1871, was a German painter, known for historic paintings, especially of the Napoleonic Wars and the Greek War of Independence. In 1833, at Ludwig's request, he accompanied Otto of Greece to the newly formed Kingdom of Greece, where at Athens he gathered materials for pictures of the war of liberation. He stayed nine months in Greece, interviewing heroes and eyewitnesses of the 1821 revolution. His first- hand knowledge of the heroes gives power to his work. He drew 39 historical persons The sketches which he then made were placed, forty in number, in the Pinakothek, after being copied in wax on a large scale by Nilsen, in the northern arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich, [sadly now destroyed]. It should be noted that Hess was not present during the Revolution; the paintings are representations of reported events. many are of Greek victories, or of heroic deaths of the Greek leaders. Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. Philhellenic Acrokorinthos Dimitrios Panourgias

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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. 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. 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'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. "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'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."

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        COMMENTARIA IN HERMANNI BOERHAAVE APHORISMOS de Cognoscendis et Curandis Morbis Accedit Georgii Erhardi Hambergeri de Praxi Medica Rationali Addiscenda et Proponenda Praefatio

      Hildvurghusae Sumtibus Ioan Gottfried Hanischii 1754-5. . 5 vols. Royal 8vo. Rubricated t.ps. Dec. devices and initial letters, frontis. Light browning, ex-Karolinska Institute with ink stamp, early speckled calf backed marbled boards, gilt ruling with gilt lettered title labels to spines, minor surface loss to boards. Gerard L. B. van Swieten (1700-1772).& G. and M. 2200 ‘A pupil of Boerhaave, van Swieten transplanted the latter’s method of teaching to Vienna and founded the Vienna School of Medicine. He spent many years on the preparation of his great Commentaria.’ Additional postage may be necessary. US$560

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        The Mock-Patriot, for 1753. To which is added, the Case of John Atherton, Bishop of Waterford in Ireland, who was convicted of Beastiality with a COW and other Creatures, for which he was hang’d at Dublin; with a full Account of his Behaviour after Condemnation, and the Letters he left before his Execution: By N. Barnard dean of Ardagh, at the Command of the Primate of Ireland.

      Dublin: Printed London: Re-printed 1754 - slightly browned, more particularly the outer leaves, pp. 52, 8vo, cased in modern beige calf backed buckram boards, book plate of David Arthur Pailin, sound Loosely inserted is a long, and rather amusing, typed letter, apparently from someone in the John Rylands Library, to the former owner of this pamphlet, giving the historical background to it. It relates to the unexpected surplus of revenue to the Irish Parliament in 1753/4 and the subsequent wranglings between Dublin and London as to what should be done with it, and the faction struggle in Ireland that lay behind the manoeuverings. ‘The case of John Atherton’ was first published as ‘The penitent death of a woful sinner, John Atherton’, Dublin, 1641: this is all we have here, in spite of the sensationalism of the title-page (there was a verse The Life and Death of John Atherton - Wing L2000 - which goes into some detail, though without any mention of a COW). The new Preface to The Case here dismisses the idea that reprinting it will ‘Asperse the Episcopal Order.’ (ESTC N40378)

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        Relacion de la valerosa defensa de los naturales bisayas del Pueblo de Palampong en la Ysla de Leyte de la Provincia de Catbalogan en las Yslas Philipinas, que hicieron contra las armas mahometanas de Ylanos y Malanaos, en el mes de iunio de 1754.

      Imprenta de la Compañía de Jesús s.a. (c. 1754), Manila - 7 h. sin num., 1 h. blanca. Encuadernación del siglo XX en tela. Impreso en papel de arroz. Rarísimo relatado de la defensa de los naturales de bisaya frente a los ataques y cautiverios sufridos en la isla de Leyte por piratas musulmanes. Sólo dos ejemplares localizados, uno -incompleto- en la BNE en Madrid, al que le falta de portada; y otro en la British Library. Palau, 259518; Medina, La Imprenta en Manila, 255; Tavera, 2296; Palau, 259518; Maggs Bros, Spanish Books, 861: "Tavera only knew of two copies of this extremely rare tract, one of which is in the British Museum. Account of the valiant defence of the natives of the town of palompong in the Island of leyte in the Philippines against twenty-five junks of mahomedan pirates from Malay", Montero Vidal, Historia de la piratería malayo-mahometana en Mindanao, Joló y Borneo, p. 310: "Atacan al pueblo de Palompong (Leyte) 25 embarcaciones con 1.000 malanos. Los indígenas, parapetados tras los muros de la Iglesia, sostienen algunos días de fuerte lucha, causándoles bastantes bajas". Ejemplar completo, algo amarronado, impreso sobre papel de arroz.

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        THESAURUS ANTIQUITATUM BENEVENTANARUM.

      ex Typographia Palladis, excudebant Nicolaus et Marcus Palearini 1754-1764 DE VITA Joannes. Vol. I: Thesaurus Antiquitatum Beneventanarum. Volume II: Thesaurus Alter Antiquitatum Beneventanarum Medii Aevii. Romae, ex Typographia Palladis, excudebant Nicolaus et Marcus Palearini, 1754-1764. Due volumi in folio; pp. XIII, 350, 4 n.nn.,LXXXII, 2 n.nn; pp. XVI, 4 n.nn., 521, 1 con errata. Frontespizi con caratteri neri e rossi e differenti insegne tipografiche. Testate, capilettera, finaletti riccamente ornati. Intercalati nel testo illustrazioni e ritratti. Sette tavole incise in rame fuori testo tra cui quella raffigurante l?Arco di Traiano e quella a doppia facciata con la Porta della Cattedrale. Esemplare marginoso e fresco, qualche rada fioritura. Pergamena coeva, doppio tassello ai dorsi con titolo e fregi in oro. Lieve abrasione al piatto posteriore del volume primo. Edizione rarissima ed unica. Brunet V, 806; Cicognara 4114: ?Quest'opera fu intitolata a Benedetto XV e venne stampata pulitamente con buone tavole fra le quali deve trovarsi nel primo volume la bella tavola dell'Arco di Benevento intagliata da Gaultier nel 1752?; Giustiniani, Biblioteca storica e topografica del Regno di Napoli, pag. 19: ?Opera di moltissimo conto, non solo per i tanti interessanti monumenti, che ci raccolse, che per la maniera benanche colla quale seppe scriverla l'eruditissimo autore?; Bibliotheca Platneriana, pag. 61; Lozzi I pag. 141, nota. 5 immagini allegate.

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        Beskrifning öfver Wästmanland med sina städer, härader och socknar.

      Västerås, J. L. Horrn, 1754. (20) + 663 + (37) s. + 18 träsnittsplanscher + 14 utvikbara kopparstuckna planscher. Med 12 träsnitt i texten. Samtida något nött halvskinnband med guldornerad rygg. 17 X 11 cm. Reva i övre kapitäl

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        DELL'ANTICA LIRA FERRARESE DI MARCHESINI DETTA VOLGARMENTE MARCHESANA. DISSERTAZIONE DI VINCENZO BELLINI.

      IN FERRARA, PRESSO BERNARDINO POMATELLI, 1754In-4° Ottime Cartonnage 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. ITALIANO

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        A Collection of Select Cases Relating to Evidence

      London - Henry Lintot, for Daniel Brown, 1754 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

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        Memoirs of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth ... In Which the Secret Intrigues of her Court ... Are Particularly Illustrated

      London: A. Millar, 1754. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 2 volumes. 4to. Only edition. (vi),491,(i); (iv),516pp. plus 20pp of Index and 1 page of additions and corrections. Contemporary full calf; spines in 6 compartments with raised bands. Lettering piece has perished on Volume 1 and is chipped on Volume 2. Hinges neatly repaired; corners and edges worn; some contemporary notes, else a very good set. 'Dr. Birch has formed his narrative of the most striking facts in the numerous letters of the Bacon family....' --Lowndes, p. 197. ESTC T144344.

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        A Journey through Every Stage of Life, Described in a Variety of Interesting Scenes, Drawn from Real Characters. By a Person of Quality

      London:: for A. Miller,, 1754.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+, in Fine bindings. viii, 274; iv, 264. Pages slightly toned, with soiling to a few openings of Vol II. Vol I early ownership name to head of title, and bottom edges of B1-B2 cropped, almost catching the text. Vol II, corner torn off bottom of C2 (catching the text but losing none), and short closed tear to final leaf. 12mo, 16 x 10 cms, edges tinted, in new fine bindings of dark brown full calf with five raised bands, ruled and titled gilt, with plum labels. A beautiful set.

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

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

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

      Published by J. Nourse 1754-57, London - , [8], 416; xxiv, 206, [2]; [4], 215, [1], first volume contains parts 1 & 2 with continuous pagination, the second and third volumes contain parts 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 paginated separately for each part First English Edition , spines darkened and with slight loss at head and tails, title labels missing, joints weakened but holding, owner's bookplate at front, some light spotting inside, books in good condition , contemporary calf with raised bands and gilt design at spine Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Family Jewel, And Compleat Housewife's Companion; or, the Whole Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy. In a Method entirely new, and suited to every Capacity; calculated for the Preservation of Health, and on the Principles of Frugality, including Things useful, substantial and splendid. Containing compleat Directions in Marketing, and other Branches of Housewifry, and above 400 Receipts. In Cookery, Pastry, Pickling, Preserving, Candying, Potting, Collaring; great Variety of Puddings, Soops, Broths, Sauces, Cake Soop for the Pocket; Jellies, Creams, Syrups, Cakes, and other Confectionary; English Wines; Cyder, Mead, Vinegar, Verjuice, Katchup; Brewing fine Beer and Ale; how to preserve a Stock of Yeast in the scarcest Season; to keep Ale very fine, and to restore sour or ropy Beer to Perfection; to dress British Pickled Herrings several Ways; also to dress a Turtle to the greatest Perfection, as in the Indies; Mrs. Stephens's Receipt for the Stone...[etc.]. With an Index.... The Seventh Edition. W

      London: Printed for R. Whitworth..., MDCCLIV 1754. 12mo (in 6s), 165 x 95 mms., pp. [xii], 144, title-page and following leaf in facsimile, contemporary sheepskin with spine neatly restored. A very good copy with the facsimile leaves obvious but at least sympathetic, with the bookplate of Mary Chadsey on the front paste-down end-paper. Penelope Bradshaw (died 1753/54) seems to have left behind no trace of her life except for her cookery books. Many of the recipes in the book originated with other authors. This edition was revised by "E. H." and contains much new material. ESTC T119108 locating the BL copy only; another edition with the same publisher and same year but with the date not in Roman numerals is ESTC N31406, located in Lilly Library

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        A Dissertation against pronouncing the Greek Language according to Accents

      London, Printed for A. Millar..., 1754. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 194 x 117 mms., pp. [ii], viii, 149 [150 Errata]. BOUND WITH: RUHNKENIUS (David): Epistola Criticai. In Homeridarum Hymnos et Hesiodum, ad Virum Clarissimyum Ludov. Casp. Valcknarium. Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Conrelium de Pekker, 1749. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 194 xx 117 mms., pp. 78 [79 Addenda, 80 colophon], title-page in red and black. BOUND WITH: RUHNKENIUS (David): Epistola Critica II. In Callimachum et Apollonium Rhodium, ad Virum Clarissimum, Joan. Augustum Ernesti. Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Cornelium de Pecker, 1751. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 194 x 117 mms., pp. 89 [90 colophon], title-page in red and black. 3 volumes in one, attractively bound in full contemporary lightly speckled calf, raised bands between gilt rules on spine, red morocco label; lower front joint very slightly cracked, but a very good copy. Gally (1696 - 1769) made a name for himself as a reformer with his publication of Some Considerations upon Clandestine Marriages. This rather more recondite work nevertheless attracted some scholarly attention and replies, with a second edition being published in 1768 in reply to John Foster's Essay on the Different Nature of Accent and Quality. David Ruhnkenius (1723 - 1798) was professor of history and eloquence at the University of Leiden. as well as lecturer in Greek. His two works are also on Greek philology and accents.

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        Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger anderer Länder. 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 Teile in 2 Bänden. 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.

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        Traité des évolutions Militaires

      - .les plus simples et les plus faciles à exécuter par l'Infanterie, ainsi que des divers feux dont elle peut faire usage.In 12°, plein veau, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre maroquin rouge, petit manque au verso. 2 +48 + 233 +3 pages avec douze planches. Chez Hérissant, Paris, 1754.Coiffes, coins en bon état. Papier bien blanc. Bel état de cette édition originale du Comte de Bombelles lieutenant général des armées du Roi, gouverneur remarqué de la place forte de Bitche.

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        uvres de M. de Cre?billon .

      - Rare première édition desoeuvres complètes de Crébillon père. La seule pièce que le dramaturge produisit après cette édition,fut le Triumvirat, jouée pour la première fois en 1754. AUTEUR: TITRE:?uvres de M. de Cre?billon . LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:A Paris : De l'Imprimerie Royale., M. DCCL. [1750] COLLATION: XI-337 pp. + [2] ff., 398 pp. FORMAT: In- quarto de 26 x 20 cm RELIURE: reliure de l'époque plein- maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné de pièces de titreet de tomaison maroquin havane & encadrements fleuronnés, triple filet doré bordant les plats,double filet doré aux coupes, tranches dorées. ILLUSTRATIONS: beau frontispice allégorique, une vignette aux titres, un bandeau aux armesroyales, une lettrine, le tout gravé sur cuivre par J.Ph. Le Bas d'après F. Boucher,culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois. ETAT: Bel exemplaire séduisant, reliures solides et propre, le cuir est un peu frotté parl'usage, la coiffe de tête du tome 2 un peu abîmée, coins un peu abîmés. intérieur en très bonétat de conservation sans rousseurs ni mouillures. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME:Sommaire : Le t.1 renferme : Idoménée ; Atrée et Thyeste ; Electre ;Rhadamisthe et Zénobie. Le t.2 réunit : Sémiranis ; Pyrrhus ; Catilina ; Xerxès ; Discoursacadémiques. POIDS: 2500 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kaart van Londen enz en van het Naby Gelegen ruim een Uur gaans

      Amsterdam, 1754. Copper engraving, 29 x 42 cms, original hand-colour, from Tirion’s “Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas”. Tirion credits Rocque’s large-scale survey as the basis for his own detailed map, which extends between 5 and 10 miles round Charing Cross (described rather quaintly in the title as over an hour’s walk).

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        Beyträge zu nützlichem und vergnügendem Gebrauch und Verbesserung des Microscopii.

      Augsburg, E. Klett, 1754. - 2 Teile in 1 Bd. Aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche übersetzt. 17 Kupfertafeln, (10 Bl.), 576 S., (8 Bl.). Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Erste deutsche Ausgabe eines Klassikers der Mikroskopie. - Blake 28; Wellcome II, 88; Waller 10730; Hirsch/H. I, 294. - Erstmals 1753 in London erschienene Anleitung zum Mikroskopieren, mit ausführlicher Beschreibung der Objekte, darunter Kristallformen, Metallegierungen, Insekten etc. - Die als gefaltetes Frontispiz vorgebundene Tafel 16 mit Gesamt- und Detaildarstellungen eines Mikroskops. "Baker war weder mit dem screw-Barrel Mikroskop Wilsons, noch mit dem Dreifuß-Mikroskop Culpepers zufrieden und hatte deshalb John Cuff beauftragt, eine neues Mikroskop zu konstruieren, das seinen Anforderungen genügte. Cuff wurde dann durch die Veröffentlichung seines Mikroskops in Bakers Buch berühmt" (Martin/M. 99). [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Traite de la Communaute Entre Mari et Femme

      1754. Le Brun, Denis [1640-1706], [Louis Hideux], [Matthieu Augeard (d.1751)] and [Jean-Louis Brunet (1688-1747)]. Traite de la Communaute Entre Mari et Femme, Avec un Triate de Communautes ou Societes Tacites. Ouvrage Posthume, Donne D'Abord au Public par les Soins de Maitre Louis Hideux. Nouvelle Edition, Augmentee Considerablement de Nouvelles Decisions & de Notes Critiques par Me----- & Me-----. Paris: Chez David Pere, 1754. xii, 636, 58, 25, [1] pp. Text printed in double columns. Folio (10" x 15-1/2"). Contemporary calf, cats-paw decoration to boards, lettering piece, raised bands, gilt ornaments to compartments, rouged edges, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. A few minor scuffs to boards, some wear to corners and joints, minor chipping to spine ends, hinges starting. Attractive woodcut printer device, head-pieces and tail-pieces. Chips to fore-edges of a few leaves with no loss to text. Occasional foxing, light discoloration to a few leaves, text otherwise fresh. An impressive volume. * Reissue of the 1733 revised and augmented edition. With index, side notes and a fascinating appendix containing six lengthy law reports. First published in 1709, this thorough treatise on marriage law and community property went through several printings during the eighteenth century. Le Brun was affected by the Enlightenment. He states in his preface that a marriage should be a "perfect society" in miniature, one that "imitates nature's ability to impose order," "converts passion into genuine affection" and "creates happiness through sympathy and communication" (v). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 14:1100.

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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. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1754.. First separate edition.. Edges a little rubbed; very good copy. Uncommon.. Cross, vol. 3, page 325; Rothschild 856. 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. ¦ 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.

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        An Essay on the Liberty of the Press Chiefly...Respects...Slander

      1754. [Hayter, Thomas (1702-1762)]. An Essay on the Liberty of the Press Chiefly as it Respects Personal Slander. London: Printed for J. Raymond, [1755]. [iv], 47, [1] pp. Octavo (5" x 7-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into later cloth. Some rubbing with light wear to extremities, corners lightly bumped, small hold to half-title with no loss to text. "1754" in fine early hand to foot of title page, light soiling to verso of final leaf, interior otherwise fresh. * Second edition, published the same year as the first. Hayter considers the nature of a free press and concludes that "it is useful to reveal the designs of evil men to that they can be detected and restrained. While decrying the abuses that freedom of the press permits, he maintains that the advantages of freedom outweigh the disadvantages. The statement...represents one of the most liberal of the times " (McCoy). Hayter was bishop of Norwich and later bishop of London. OCLC locates 32 copies of this edition, 33 of all editions. McCoy, Freedom of the Press H165.

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        Discours politiques, traduits de l'Anglois.

      Amsterdam, et se vend à Paris, Michel Lambert 1754 - 2 vol. in-12, LVIII-431 et [4]-418 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos lisses cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison cerise et bouteille, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (rel. de la fin du XVIIIe). Bon exemplaire. Première édition française des douze "Political Discourses" publiés en anglais par Hume en 1752, dans la traduction de l'abbé Jean-Bernard Le Blanc auquel Hume adressa plusieurs lettres de remerciements et de félicitations. L?ouvrage contient également les Réflexions politiques sur l?état présent de l?Angleterre, principalement à l?égard de ses taxes & de ses dettes, traduction de Some Reflections On The Present State of the Nation de Bolingbroke (I, p. 331-429), ainsi qu?une bibliographie de livres d?économie politique. L?adresse d?Amsterdam est fictive, l?ouvrage a été publié à Paris par Michel Lambert, d?après la permission tacite qui lui a été accordée. Il reçut un accueil enthousiaste en France. Une autre édition française parut cette même année 1754, dans une traduction fautive de Mauvillon. Exemplaire de la bibliothèque du château de Cirey, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes.

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        A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB

      - from 1754-1900. Pp. xii+306, 40 [of 42] plates (all within pagination, 9 coloured, with tissue guards), index; cr. 4to; olive green cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated in black, lightly soiled and worn, edges rubbed, the spine dulled and slightly split at extremities; t.e.g., others uncut; text block slightly browned, hinges starting, signs of bookplate removal from upper pastedown, 2 plates (pp. 229 and 231) lightly water stained, a couple of small edge chips or splits, scattered slight soiling; Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1907. First edition. Donovan & Murdoch 16090. *Scarce title. Lacking the frontispiece and one other black & white plate. With 2 small sheets of paper bearing the Club's printed letterhead (both slightly creased and soiled) loosely inserted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur l'art de la guerre

      Chez Prault et Jombert,, A Paris, 1754 - Due volumi di cm. 28, pp. (8) 443 (1); (4) 3, 204 (2) + 1 cb. Frontespizi in rosso e nero con grande incisione centrale, grandi testate e 25 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate f.t. Lagatura strettamente coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli rossi e sguardie marmorizzate. Qualche spellatura superficiale ai piatti, peraltro esemplare fresco, pulito, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Ediziione originale di questo vasto trattato di arte militare silato da Turpin de Crissé che fu colonello del reggimento d'infanteria di Sanzay e luogotenente del duca di Bourgogne. Cfr. Olivier, 2220. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      London: David Mallet,, 1754-75. [Including] The Philosophical Works in five volumes; [and] A Dissertation Upon Parties; Remarks on the History of England; A Collection of Political Tracts; Letters on the Study and Use of History; A Letter to Sir William Windham; Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism. 11 volumes, octavo (202 × 125 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, green and red morocco labels, cream endpapers. Some mild staining and browning to leaves, spines rubbed, spine tips a little worn with some wear to top joints. A very good set in a contemporary binding. First edition of the philosophical works, new editions of the others. Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, was a philosopher and politician who lead the Tory party during the reign of Queen Anne, and exerted considerable influence over England's diplomatic relations with France. He ruined his political career by supporting the Jacobite claim in 1715, though this did stimulate him to write what is perhaps his most famous text "Reflections Upon Exile". Noted for his sparkling intelligence as a political philosopher, Bolingbroke was the patron of Alexander Pope, and a close friend of Jonathan Swift, who said of Bolingbroke that his aim in life seemed to be to mix licentious orgies with the highest political responsibilities. St Andrew St John of Bletsoe, whose bookplates appear at the front of each volume, was a Whig politician and a friend of Charles James Fox, making this set a curious and perhaps rare example of a politician taking the time to consider the arguments of the opposition.

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        The Book of Common Prayer and administration of the Sacraments and othe Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the Church of England together with psalms of David pointed as they are to be sung or said in Chruches

      Oxford Thomas Baskett. LEATHER_BOUND. Wear to boards especially the corners, content clean and sharp but with foxing throughout, solidly bound except front board coming loose, no DJ. Goat skin covered spine gilt writing on cover and gilt pages. Marbled front and rear pages. . Fair. 1754.

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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. 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."

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        Nieuwe Kaart van het Westelykste Deel der WeereldÖ

      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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        Remarques sur les avantages et les désavantages de la France et de la Gr. Bretagne, par rapport au commerce, & aux autres sources de la puissance des États. Traduction de l'anglais du chevalier John Nickolls. Seconde édition.

      À Leyde, Et se trouve à Paris, chez les frères Estienne 1754 - in-12, VI-[8]-411 pp., veau fauve, dos lisse orné, tranches rouges (rel. de l'époque). Ex-libris manuscrit sur la page de titre Ex-libris de Larivaux. Bon exemplaire. Mentione de troisième édition. "L'annonce donnant cet ouvrage comme traduit de l'anglais est, d'après Quérard, une supercherie. Documentation particulièrement riche accompagnée d'observations personnelles sur la population, les classes sociales, l'économie, le commerce". INED, 3607.

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        Remarques sur les avantages et les désavantages de la France et de la Grande-Bretagne, par rapport au Commerce, & aux autres Sources de la Puissance des Etats. Traduction de l'anglois du chevalier John Nickolls [i.e. Plumart]. Troisième édition, augmentée d’un essai sur la Police et le commerce des grains.

      - Dresde, 1754. In-12, pleine basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin, vi, (8), 478 p. Nouvelle édition à l'adresse de Dresde, la meilleure et la plus complète, augmentée de 'l'Essai sur la Police & le Commerce des Grains' par C.J. Herbert. "L''annonce donnant cet ouvrage comme traduit de l'anglais est, d'après Quérard, une supercherie (.). Documentation particulièrement riche, accompagnée d'observations personnelles sur la population, les classes sociales, le commerce, l'économie (.)" (Cf. longue analyse dans INED, 3607). Selon Weulersse, l'auteur fut encouragé dans son travail par GOURNAY, et QUESNAY devait reproduire de longs passages dans son article de l’ ‘Encyclopédie’ sur les grains. "L'ouvrage remporta un véritable triomphe: 'c'est le livre des livres' s'écria d'Argenson. Cela est bien au-dessus de "L'Esprit des Lois" pour la solidité du raisonnement (.). On attribue même à son influence la promulgation de l'Édit de liberté de septembre 1754" (Weulersse, I, p. 27 et s.). C.-J. Herbert (1700-58) fut l'un des premiers économistes à défendre la liberté du commerce des grains en France. Il possédait de la charge de la ferme des Carrosses de Bordeaux. (Einaudi, 4479. Goldsmiths, 8918. Higgs, 744. Kress, 5383. Weulersse, I, p. xix). Dos et plats restaurés, la dorure n’a pas été restituée là où elle manquait. Sans le feuillet de garde blanc.

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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. 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.". Newspaper. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Register (January to December 1754)

      London.: D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate.. Volume XXIV.. 1754.. Bound volume in 3/4 leather binding (spine perished, covers detached and very worn); 8.75 x 5.25 inches; title page and preface; 603 pp and index. Bookplate on verso of front cover of Richard Pulteney, MD, the English physician who advanced acceptance of Linnaean taxonomy and the author of the first English language biography of the botanist. It appears the volume subsequently became the property of the Exeter City Library, as is affirmed by the presence of several circular ink stamps on various pages. Volume notable for two (uncolored) maps, "British American Plantations" by Bowen, and "Discoveries of Admiral de Fontes." One plate, Bridge at Blois, suffers a clean tear along one fold. With regard to the plates, the volume has been eccentrically bound. Several plates are not present, others are bound not according to the publisher's instructions, while there are present plates from other sources. These plates are of eminent men of the time and are inserted at intervals throughout the volume. Overall, contents in very good condition, with plates bright and clean--although somewhat of a grab bag in terms of their organization plus the unlisted presence of additional subject matter. Present is a bright and clean copy of Bowen's "Map of the British American Plantations...from Boston...to Georgia." (9 x 11.5 inches.) This highly detailed map identifies the Plantations along the east coast and also English and French forts, the topography of the region and established trails leading inland to the Mississippi. It is particularly noteworthy for the delineation of Indian tribes to the west of the Blue Ridge Mountains; indeed, it is a preeminent map in this regard. Also present is M. De l'Isle's "A General Map of the Discoveries of Admiral De Fonte & Others" (8 x 10.75 inches) depicting discoveries in the North Pacific with attention to the supposed Northwest Passage. The map has been described as "a spectacular example of imagination and fiction on the one hand and up-to-date cartography and information on the other" — this latter based on De l'Isle's access in St. Petersburg to secret maps of Russian discoveries, as well as personal experiences on a voyage of Russian exploration (source: Wendt Collection website). There are six or more engraved portraits of eminent men not called for in the volume's list of plates. These are: Hogarth's James Gibbs, (the noted architect); Hogarth's Martin Folkes, (President of the Royal Society); Captain Isaac Schomberg, (famed for his exploits in the American Revolutionary War); Alexander Cruden, (eccentric Biblical scholar); Richard Mead, (physician); and William Dampier, (explorer and natural historian of New Holland). Also present in the volume is an account of George Washington's "Journey from Williamsburg to the French Fort, near the Lake Erri, in Virginia." The object of Washington's travels was to dissuade Native Americans from all dealings with the French. A fascinating volume warranting the renewal of covers and spine. Contents in overall very good condition, with occasional soiling and offset. .

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