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        DISCORSI DI MONSIGNORE D. VINCENZIO BORGHINI. Con Annotazioni. Two volumes.

      Firenze, Italy: Appresso Pietro Gaet, 1755. Two volume set. Original quarter vellum bindings with green leather spine labels, and marbled paper-covered boards. Vol. I: xxii, 518 pages of text including an index. Vol. II: iv, 641 pages of text including one page containing corrections to the text. The title page has a vignette, and there are several in-text illustrations. Minor staining to a few pages, and minor foxing to the first and final few pages. If this was issued with a frontisportrait it is not present here. First appearance of the annotated edition. The page edges are untrimmed. . First thus edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jérusalem, appellés depuis chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui chevaliers de Malthe

      - A Paris, Chez J. F Quillau - Babuty 1755 pour les tomes 1 à 5, et A Paris, Babuty 1753 pour les tomes 6 et 7. 7 volumes in-12 reliés plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin rouge. Tranches rouges. Nouvelle édition augmentée des Statuts de l'ordre, et des Noms des Chevaliers.Des annotations marginales anciennes au tome 6. 608 + 502 + 564 + 540 + 514 +455 + 442 pages + tables. Quelques coiffes élimées avec très petits manques, quelques coins émoussés sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Soupers de la Cour ou L'Art de Travailler Toutes Sortes D'Alimens, Por servir les meilleures Tables, suivant les quatre Saisons

      Guillyn, Paris 1755 - Full contemporary mottled calf, spine attractively gilt in compartments, mild wear at corners, lacking lettering piece. Quite clean internally - volume 1 of 4. xii, xxii, privilege leaf, 404pp. Vicaire 591, Cagle 344.The first volume of one of the great, sprawling cookbooks of the 18th century - includes the dizzying array of potages, including the pumpkin hollowed out to hold pumpkin soup, covered in meringue, and baked so that it looks like a pumpkin. A sort of homage to the illusion foods of the middle ages and reminiscent of a recipe for Blomæth Høns from a 13th century manuscript. Chicken is boiled, removed from the bones, the bones boiled clean and then the meat is reaffixed with batter and fried to resemble chicken. Fake inauthenticity. Size: 8vo (octavo). One volume of the 4-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000087. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fungorum agri ariminensis historia...

      Typis Ballantianis, 1755. Cm. 29, pp. vii (1) 80. Bella vignetta al frontespizio e 40 tavole incise in rame fuori testo raffiguranti oltre 200 varietà di funghi. Solida legatura ottocentesca in cartoncino rigido ricoperto in percallina decorata e con titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ex libris. Si tratta della non comune edizione originale di questa celebre opera in cui l'autore descrive ed illustra i funghi che si possono trovare nei dintorni della sua città, Rimini appunto. Cfr. Lazzari (Storia della micologia) e Pritzel.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Anno Regni Georgii II Regis

      1755. First Edition . PARLIAMENT. Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Vicesimo OctavoÂ… London: Thomas Baskett, 1755. Folio, contemporary full paneled calf gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, gilt-stamped arms of George II to front and rear covers. $2800.First edition of the laws passed by Parliament in 1755, handsomely bound in contemporary paneled calf-gilt stamped with the gilt arms of King George II.Includes an act for regulating places of public entertainment, an act for making more effectual the laws prohibiting the importation of spirituous liquors and of tea found on any British ship not belonging to the East India Company, acts for the better supply of mariners and seamen to serve in His MajestyÂ’s Ships of War and to better enforce discipline of His MajestyÂ’s marine forces while on shore, and a continuance of an act for encouraging the making of indigo in the American colonies. This collection prints the full text of the 25 most important acts of the year, each with an abstract at rear, and a table of other acts passed during the year but not printed in this collection. Contemporary calf rubbed, worn at spine ends, joints starting but cords holding firm. A very good, handsomely bound copy.

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      - "1755 Gabriel Ramirez, Madrid "Asi internos como externos, faciles de encontrarse en el pais, y de prepararse a poca costa, para toda clase de personas". 375 p. 19x13 cm. Enc. media piel. Algo fatigado y oxidado Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (cirugia, medicina)"

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        Ad Capponianas Ruthenas tabulas commentarius.

      Rome: Giovanni Generoso Salomoni [for the author], 1755. 4to (310 x 216 mm). [40], 136 pp. Title in red and black with engraved vignette of the arms of the dedicatee Cardinal Millo held aloft by two cherubs, text in two columns, 5 engraved plates on thicker paper, two historiated initials, one engraved, signed by Gravignani, woodcut tailpiece. Light foxing to title and a few leaves, a few sheets discolored. contemporary roman presentation binding of gold-tooled red goatskin, covers with roll-tooled rocaille & dogs-tooth borders and floral and foliate dentelle frame, at center the arms of Cardinal Millo, spine gold-tooled and -lettered, pink pastepaper endpapers, gilt edges (scrapes to front cover, scuffing to corners, a few wormholes to upper cover and spine); felt-lined morocco folding case. Provenance: Giovanni Giacomo Millo (1695-1757), Cardinal of Crisogono, supra-libros; Maurice Burrus, bookplate (purchased from the Paris bookseller Arthur Lauria in 1935, as noted by Burrus on small label at end with coded price label). *** Only edition, the dedication copy, of a privately printed study of a Greek cross-shaped Russian wooden icon, finely painted with a visual calendar of Orthodox saints based on manuscript menologia, bequeathed to the Vatican Library, along with his vast library, by the Marquis Alessandro Gregorio Capponi (1683-1746). Cameriere segreto of the Pope, voracious collector of mainly Italian literature, art and antiquities, Capponi was the first to conceive of a Capitoline Museum, and its first director. Exhibited today with other Russian and Byzantine icons in Room XVIII of the Vatican Pinacoteca, this icon is described by Falconi (Archbishop of San Severino) as dating from the beginnings of the Russian Orthodox church, i.e., the 12th century, but was later easily identified as seventeenth-century. As described in the Vatican hand-outs for visitors (available on the Pinacoteca website), "this 'calendar of sainthood' presents, round the central nucleus with Christ in Glory, the feast-days of the Saints, as established in the Orthodox calendar, which begins on the first of September. Called menologion, meaning annual calendar ... these icons derived their iconography from the miniatures that illustrated the texts containing the first collections of lives of the saints. They·were displayed in churches on a special lectern called analogion." The icon comprises five panels: four equal-sized arms of the cross and a central painting. As meticulously reproduced in the engravings in this volume, the four arms each contain three columns, one for each month, starting with September, the first month of the Orthodox year; each column contains six vertically arrayed scenes depicting groups of the Saints, identified in Church Slavonic, with scenes from their lives. The central panel, in a different format containing 26 small compartments with scenes from the Passion, and one large central compartment showing the Resurrection, represents the moveable feasts, from the ninth Sunday before Easter (Septuagesima) to the first Sunday after Easter (the Orthodox All Saints Day). Three of the panels bear the artists' signatures. In the Prolegomena, Falconi provides notes on the icon's provenance, to the effect that it was intended by a Greek priest as a gift to Peter the Great, and was bought in the Roman antiquities market by Capponi (whose guiding light was the famous scholar-dealer Francesco Ficoroni). A history of the introduction of Christianity into Russia and an account of the Slavonic liturgy introduce the body of the work, clearly a labor of love, containing hagiographies of every Saint shown in the icon, translations of the texts into Latin, and extensive commentary. In 1834, the authors of a German guidebook to Rome, citing the historian Alexander Turgenev, mocked Falconi's attributions of the piece as "clearly unfounded," stating that the names of the artists who signed three of the panels were Russian, not Greek, and that the style of the lettering showed a date not earlier than that of the reign of Peter the Great's father Tsar Alexis I (Ernst Platner, et al., Beschreibung der Stadt Rom, Stuttgart 1834, vol. 2,325-6). OCLC locates 3 copies in US libraries (UC Berkeley, Baylor Univ., and Catholic Univ. of America). On Capponi, cf. DBI 19:10-13.

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

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

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      Illustrated edition of a portrait of the author engraved by Fokke, 24 figures engraved on copper by Fritsch according Aartman and an intaglio flagship repeated on the first four titles. Copy fully settled.Binders after full red morocco-signed Bauzonnet Trautz. Arkstée & Merkus Amsterdam et Leipzig 1755-1759 in-12 (9,5x15cm) (6) cxlviij ; 494pp. et (6) 564pp. et (6) 524pp. et (6) (8) 412pp. 5 volumes reliés

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        Introduction a l'Histoire de Dannemarc, ou l'on traite de la Religion, des Loix, des Moeurs & des Usages des Anciens Danois.

      1755 1755 - Copenhagen: Lillie 1755. Med kobberstukket titelvignet, stort udfoldeligt kobberstukket portræt af Frederik IV efter Pilo, stukket af Preisler samt foldet håndkoloreret kobberstukket kort over Danmark af O.H. de Lode. Titelblad trykt i rødt og sort. [6] + [14] + 256 + [1] s. Velholdt eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt helskind med farvet titellabel og guldtryk på ryggen. Bindet med lette brugsspor, kortet forstærket med papir i kanten, 2 sider repareret i øvre, inderste margin ca. 1x3 cm.With copperengraved title-vignette, large fold engraved portrait of King Frederic IV, after Pilo and engraved by Preisler, and a large folded handcoloured map showing Denmark and the Baltic, by O.H. de Lode. Title-page printed in red and black. Clean and well-preserved copy bound in contemporary full marbled leather with coloured label and richly gilt on spine. Binding weakly marked of age; edges strengthened on the map; 2 pages restored in inner upper margin c. 1x3 cm. * Bibl. Danica III, 16. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Vergine, S.Antonio Abate e Santi con angeli alati.(1755 circa).

      1755. Acquaforte originale (mm 235x228, centinata in alto, margini alla linea di battuta), firmata in basso nel margine del rame "Joannes Bapta Tiepolo inv. et pinx. ? Dom.cus filius f ecit " Il prototipo di questa bella incisione, ha accertato Morassi, è databile 1755 ed è conservato nella collezione Spaletti-Trivelli di Roma. Stato unico.

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        L'Histoire Naturelle éclaircie dans une de ses parties principales, l'oryctologie, qui traite des terres, des pierres, des métaux, des minéraux, et autres fossiles

      1755 - [8]-560-[2] pp., 26 pl. A Paris, chez de Bure, 1755, in-4, [8]-560-[2] pp, 26 pl, veau marbré de l'époque, caissons fleuronnés, pièce de titre grenat, tranches rouges, "An impressive compilation of 18th century mineral knowledge" Titre en rouge et noir. Frontispice allégorique d'après Devermont et 25 planches, l'ensemble gravé en taille-douce par Chedel. Édition en partie originale et première édition séparée : l'Oryctologie constituait à l'origine l'une des parties de l'ouvrage le plus célèbre de Dezallier d'Argenville, la Conchyliologie, publiée en 1742. Pour cette édition, l'auteur a enrichi le texte et a fait graver de nouvelles planches, représentant des pierres, minéraux, coraux et fossiles, ainsi que des oiseaux et des poissons. En légende des gravures sont indiqués les noms des souscripteurs aux dépens desquels elles ont été réalisées ; le Duc de Sully, l'abbé Jolly de Fleury, le peintre Julienne, le président Henault, Antoine-Charles Lorimier, le président Bon, etc. "These illustrations that rank among the best natural history engravings of the 18th century show minerals, stones, fossils, coral, birds and fish." Dezallier reconnait trois classes de minéraux : les pierres, les terres et les autres, subdivisées en fonction de propriétés physiques telles que la couleurs, la taille et le poids. L'auteur revendique le caractère novateur de sa méthode, bien qu'il ait été précédé par plusieurs autres naturalistes, parmi lesquels Agricola au XVe siècle. La dernière partie contient un remarquable exposé sur les minéraux et les fossiles découvert en France, s'achevant par un aperçu sur "quelques oiseaux & poissons rares" qui n'auraient "jamais été gravés" (planches 25 et 26). Dezallier d'Argenville étudia la gravure auprès de Jean Corneille et de Bernard Picart, et le dessin auprès de l'architecte Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Le Blond. Il fréquenta les salons élégants et érudits parisiens et fut membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes en France et en Europe. Il possédait un cabinet fameux dans lequel il rangeait, outre sa collection de peintures, dessins et gravures, "les objets de l'art et ceux de la nature" qu'il glanait à l'occasion de ses nombreux voyages en Europe ; ce cabinet fut décrit par Pierre Rémy dans le Catalogue raisonné (Paris, Didot) dressé, en vue de sa vente, après la mort de son propriétaire. Bel exemplaire finement restauré, bel état intérieur, malgré des petites rousseurs éparses. Trace d'un ex-libris arraché au contreplat. Ward & Carozzi, n° 660. Schuh, n° 1338. Madeleine Pinault-Sørensen, "Dezallier d'Argenville, l'Encyclopédie et la Conchyliologie", in : Recherches sur Diderot et sur l'Encyclopédie, 1998, Volume 24, n° 1, pp. 101-148. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sull'insensibilità e irritabilità di alcune parti degli animali. Dissertazioni de' signori Haller, Zimmerman e Castell trasportate in lingua Italiana dal P. Gian Vincenzo Petrini colle Lettere del P. Urbano Tosetti sullo stesso argomento.

      Zempel,, In Roma, 1755 - Cm. 24, pp. xxx, 220, 28. Con due figure incise in rame su una tavola ripiegata f.t. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro impressi al dorso. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Edizione originale in lingua italiana, assai rara, soprattutto quando completa delle 28 pagine allegate in fine che comprendono la quarta lettera del Tosetti stampata a Roma dallo stesso editore nel 1757 (con la tavola incisa). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Temporary Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Province of

      1755. First Edition . (MASSACHUSETTS). Temporary Acts and Laws of His MajestyÂ’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. Boston: Sold by S. Kneeland, 1755. Small folio, modern full brown calf gilt, green morocco spine label. $4200.First edition of the laws of the province of Massachusetts-Bay from May 26, 1736 to March 31, 1755. With signature of colonial physician Cotton Tufts.“Here in Massachusetts the civil law laid its hand upon the citizen in his business and social relations; it regulated his religious affairs, it dictated his dress, and even invaded the home circle and directed his family relations. The length and width of a ladyÂ’s sleeve was solemnly decided by law. It was a penal offense for a man to wear long hair, or to smoke in the street, or for a youth to court a maid without the consent of her parents. A man was not permitted to kiss his wife in public. Captain Kimble, returning from a three-yearsÂ’ ocean voyage, kissed his wife on his own doorstep and spent two hours in the stocks for his ‘lewed and unseemly behavior” (Henry William Elson). This collection of laws from 1736 to 1755 provides fascinating insights into colonial America, regarding the punishment of criminals (the penalty for counterfeiting, for example, was the loss of one ear, mock hanging, and 20 lashes), provision for the poor (children who could not be “maintained” by their parents could be apprenticed), property damage (beaches were to be protected from becoming “damnified by cattle”), preservation of timber (“young wood”) and wild-life (especially deer, fish and fowl), public health (the fine for concealing cases of small pox was £100), and rules for inn-keepers (Indians, slaves and servants were not to be served “strong drink”). Tower 401. Evans 7467. Harvard Law Catalogue II, 75. Contemporary signatures, including those of Weymouth Congregationalist minister, Reverend William Smith (father of Abigail Smith Adams, the second first-lady) and colonial physician Cotton Tufts, also of Weymouth, an original member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, one of the founders of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, author of the first article on animal diseases published in the United States, and active member of the State Senate and Constitutional Convention.Light scattered foxing. Attractive binding fine. An excellent copy with distinguished provenance.

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      Marci-Michael Bousquet & Socior. 1755-56, Lausanne - Albrecht von Haller was a Swiss anatomist, physiologist, naturalist and poet. A pupil of Herman Boerhaave, he is often referred to as "the father of modern physiology." VOL#1: [viii, 606pp, plates I-VIII]; VOL #2: [ii, 606pp, plates IX-XV]; VOL #3: [ii, 655pp, plates XVI-XXV]; VOL #4: [ii, 594pp, plates XXVI-XXXVI ( 2 different plates are labeled XXXVI & XXX has a plate no.1 & no.2) ]; VOL #5: [ii, 606pp, plates XXXIX-VI] . Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, 51 engraved plates are found @ the rear of each volume (many folding & each plate refers to a specific page in the text) , an engraved portrait of the author on all 5 title pages and many vignettes. CONDITION: Contemporary binding: brown cloth spine & corners over marbled boards with lightly faded gilt lettering. Spine ends & corners are rubbed. Light edge wear. Texts are tightly bound and intact. Pages are clean & bright. 1" light damp stain on the top corner of pp 497-500, 521-524, 617-620 & plates XVII & XX not affecting text or plates. Plates are in nice condition with no tears. Latin text. Medicine, Surgery; 8vo; 3067 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du prince François Eugene de Savoye

      - Chez Briffaut, A Vienne en Autriche 1755, In 12 (10x17cm), (4) XII 360pp. et (4) 279pp. et (2) 351pp. et (2) 343pp. et (2) 388pp., 5 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione, illustrato con un ritratto di Schmidt su una forte carta e 12 scatti battaglie militari volantini. L'edizione originale è stato pubblicato dallo stesso editore nel 1741. Il libro è senza nome dell'autore, ed è stato assegnato a Mauvillon da Barbier. Leganti pieno lucido periodo di vitello marrone. Indietro con i nervi decorati. parte del titolo e del numero del volume in marocchino rosso. 3 angoli leggermente urtato. Tracce di attrito. 2 strappi coda del Volume III, idem nel primo pozzo di volume I. Piccolo mancanza coda del rilegatore volume I. errore che ha effettuato l'falso titolo di volume 2 in vista del primo volume e il primo volume in testa del volume II, idem per il ritratto è il frontespizio del secondo volume; il contenuto del volume I è situato nel Volume II. Bella copia. Eugenio di Savoia fu uno dei militari più illustri del suo tempo. La sofferenza la disgrazia di Luigi XIV ha ereditato da sua madre, cominciò, dopo il rifiuto del re, nell'esercito dell'Impero. Da 22 anni dopo la guerra della Lega Santa (Impero, Polonia e Venezia) contro i turchi, è stato fatto un importante generale. Le sue varie campagne, in particolare contro la Francia durante la guerra di successione spagnola, contro l'Italia ei turchi hanno portato al suo essere capo, poi alla fine della sua vita governatore dei Paesi Bassi. 1 Napoleone lo considerava una delle 7 grandi generali della storia. Al di là biografia militare del carattere, il libro è una storia politica dell'Europa moderna molto rilevante. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée d'un portrait par Schmidt sur papier fort et de 12 plans dépliants militaires de batailles. L'édition originale est paru chez le même éditeur en 1741. Le livre se trouve sans nom d'auteur, et a été attribué à Mauvillon par Barbier. Reliures en plein veau brun glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. 3 coins légèrement émoussés. Traces de frottements. 2 accrocs en queue du tome III, idem dans le premier caisson du tome I. Petit manque en queue du tome I. Erreur du relieur qui a placé le faux-titre du tome 2 en tête du tome I et celui du tome premier en tête du tome II, idem pour le portrait qui se trouve au frontispice du tome second ; le contenu du tome I se trouve dans le tome II. Pas de faux-titre dans les tomes 3, 4 et 5. Dernier feuillet de la table du tome V contrecollé au feuillet de garde avec un manque en marge basse. Bel exemplaire. Eugène de Savoye fut l'un des plus illustres militaires de son temps. Subissant la disgrâce de Louis XIV qu'il hérita de sa mère, il s'engagea, après un refus du roi, dans l'armée de l'Empire. Dès 22 ans, après la guerre de la Sainte Ligue (Empire, Pologne, Venise) contre les Turcs, il fut fait général de division. Ses diverses campagnes, notamment contre la France lors de la succession d'Espagne, contre l'Italie et les Turcs lui valurent d'être généralissime, puis à la fin de sa vie gouverneur des Pays-Bas. Napoléon 1er le considérait comme l'un des 7 grands généraux de l'histoire. Par delà la biographie militaire du personnage, l'ouvrage constitue une histoire politique de l'Europe moderne fort pertinente. L'ouvrage procède de manière chronologique, de 1683 (date de la déclaration de guerre des Turcs à l'empereur) à 1736 . NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        L'Histoire naturelle éclaircie dans une des ses parties principales, l'Oryctologie, qui traite des terres, des pierres, des métaux, des minéraux, et autres fossiles.

      Paris, De Bure aîné, 1755. - Grand in-4 (295 x 220 mm), un frontispice allégorique gravé par Chedel d'après Devermont, (4)ff., XVI- 560 pp., (1)f. et 25 belles planches hors texte gravées par Chedel. Premières page de garde tachées, légères brunissures au titre, feuillet de privilège taché en marge, rousseurs à quelques feuillets. Intérieur en bel état de fraicheur. Plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné de caissons et grenades dorées. Coiffe de tête accidentée, un mors fendu (sur 12 cm), coins usés, frottements. Reliure de l'époque. Seconde édition en partie originale de cet ouvrage traitant des fossiles, mais aussi des coraux, minéraux, pierres précieuses, etc. En effet, Dezallier d'Argenville avait fait paraître un volume sur la La Lithologie et la Conchyliologie en 1742 qu'il divisa ensuite en deux ouvrages, chacun largement augmenté. L'Oryctologie est le premier de ces ouvrages indépendants ; il sera retiré en 1760 et réédité en 1775, toujours chez De Bure. Ouvrage divisé en 3 parties : I - Une nouvelle méthode (latin/français) de distribuer tous les fossiles, suivant leurs qualités naturelles & apparentes, dans les classes qui leur conviennent. [Suivi de] Une analyse et notice critique des ouvrages qui traitent de la Lithologie et de la Conchyliologie, une interprétation de plusieurs termes. II - Les fossiles naturels à la terre, divisés en trois classes : les terres - les pierres sous le nom de Lithologie - les métaux et les minéraux. III - Les fossiles étrangers à la terre (pétrification des animaux, végétaux, pierres poreuses et pierres qui croissent dans les végétaux et animaux). En fin d'ouvrage se trouve un intéressant essai sur l'histoire naturelle des fossiles qui se trouvent dans toutes les provinces de France (pages 387 à 532). Les mémoires pour la Haute-Normandie ont été fournis par M. Le Cat (Ier chirurgien de l'hopital de Rouen). Cet essai est une traduction augmentée du catalogue que d'Argenville avait publié en latin en 1751, sous le titre d'Enumerationis Fossilium. Bon exemplaire, bien complet des 26 planches gravées par Chedel dont 23 de fossiles et 2 à la fin représentant des oiseaux et des poissons qui n’ont jamais été gravés. Brunet, II, 522. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1755. SPENCE, Joseph. Polymetis: or, an Enquiry Concerning the Agreement between the Works of the Roman Poets, and the Remains of the Antient Artists. London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1755. Tall folio (11 by 17 inches), contemporary full tan polished calf rebacked with elaborately gilt-decorated spine laid down, green morocco spine label, raised bands. $1800.Second edition of this richly illustrated catalogue of classical mythology in Roman art and literature, an impressive tall folio with engraved frontispiece portrait by George Vertue after Isaac Whood, 17 vignette tailpieces, and 41 full-page engraved plates (four double-page, two of these folding) by Boitard after Paderni and others. Very handsomely bound in full contemporary polished calf-gilt.Many years in the making, this large and finely printed volume traces classical mythology in Roman art and literature. “Remains an agreeable book, owing to the urbanity of its old-fashioned scholarship, the justice of some incidental observations, and its affluent stores of quotation; and, as an intellectual if heterogeneous banquet, may be compared with the Deipnosophists of Athenaeus. Gibbon speaks of its ‘taste and learning” (DNB). Samuel Johnson wrote of Spence: “His criticism was commonly just; what he thought, he thought rightly, and his remarks were recommended by coolness and candor” (DNB). “A highly regarded work” (Brunet). First published in 1747. Lowndes, 2474. Armorial bookplate.Interior clean. A handsome copy, desirable in contemporary calf-gilt.

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        Polymetis: or, an enquiry concerning the agreement between the works of the Roman poets, and the remains of the antient artists. Being an attempt to illustrate them mutually from one another. In ten books...The second edition, corrected

      London: printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1755. Folio, pp. vi, 361, [1]; collating pi1 A-2R2 2S2( -2S2) 2T-4Z2; engraved portrait frontispiece, 41 plates (4 double-page); 17 engraved tailpieces (some rather large); recent full paneled Niger Oasis by Heinke Pensky, gilt rules on covers enclosing a star-studded panel on front and back, spine also with star and blindstamped design; fleece-lined marbled board slipcase edged in matching Niger; a nice, impressive copy. Spense's enquiry concerning the agreement between the works of the Roman poets, a richly illustrated catalogue of classical mythology in Roman art and literature. Now Heinke Pensky-Adam "was educated and trained in Germany. After one-and-a-half years as an apprentice, four years as a journeyman, and one year preparation for the master in ne bookbinding, she was awarded the title of master with a concentration in ne hand bookbinding and paper design. Five of her instructors had also trained under Ignatz Wiemeler. After coming to the United States, she worked for four years with Carolyn Horton in New York, for six years as a paper conservator at R.R. Donnelley, eight years as head conservator at Monastery Hill Bindery (both in Chicago). Since 1990 she has worked in private practice. Her work has been exhibited widely with the Guild of Book Workers, Chicago Hand Bookbinders, and internationally in Germany, Yugoslavia, and Denmark. She has been a member of the Guild since 1971, of Chicago Hand Bookbinders since its founding in 1979, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Conservation since 1975" (from the Guild of Book Workers website).

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        Temporary Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Province of

      , 1755. 1755. First Edition . (MASSACHUSETTS). Temporary Acts and Laws of His Majesty

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        Latin America, antique wall map - Thomas Kitchin.

      ?South America. Performed Under the Patronage of Louis Duke of Orleans First Prince of the Blood.?'Engraved in 1755 by Thomas Kitchin, Published in Mr. Postlethwayt?s Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. Assembled from three sheets. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 127 x 75 cm.An extraordinary map that was beautifully engraved by Thomas Kitchin. Showing the continent on an unparalleled scale, this fine wall map spares no detail as it compiles the best information of the time. An amazing amount of detail for hydrography towns and native tribes.This striking three-sheet map of South America includes the Falkland Islands and extends to include Grenada and most of Panama to show all of the Bay of Panama. It is very detailed describing towns, cities, forts, Indian villages and tribal territories in the interior, and good coastal information. Great detail along the Amazon with a remarkable number of villages and small towns noted along the river. This map is based on D?Anville?s map of 1746 ?Improved by Mr. Bolton.?' To the left of the large and decorative title cartouche in the south Atlantic are four distance scales. The lower portion is a dedication to the Duke of Rutland.The map is filled with notations and comments, many dated.?The Author declares himself obliged to Mr. Maldonado Governer of the Emerald Province in Peru for several explanations in those parts. This gentleman after obtaining his Dismission came and settled in London, happy that he counld end his Days in an Empire of Liberty.?'Price: ?950,- (excl. VAT).

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        Vita et res gestae sultani, almalichi alnasiri, Saladini . nec non excerpta ex historia universali Abulfedae.

      Leiden, Johannes le Mair, 1755. - Folio. With the title-page printed in red and black and with a woodcut device. Text in Arabic with parallel Latin translation. 19th-century boards covered with brown pastepaper. Reissue of the first edition of the standard biography of Saladin (1138-1193), the first Ayyubid sultan of Egypt and Syria, written by his secretary, Baha' al-Din ibn Shaddad (1145-1234). Saladin (or more properly, Salah al-Din) is renowned in the East as the great Mohammedan ruler who united the lands of Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Mesopotamia into a single Muslim empire. In 1187 he launched a "jihad" against the Christian invaders of the Holy Land and captured Jerusalem, showing clemency to the Christian inhabitants. He went on to drive the crusaders from every fortification in the land, except Acre, which he besieged unsuccessfully for two years. This volume also contains selections from the universal history of Abu al-Fida, a descendant of Saladin, who took part in the campaigns against the crusaders and later became sultan (1320). His history covers the period from creation to 1329. The editor and translator Albert Schultens (1686-1750) was a Dutch Orientalist, and regarded as the chief Arabist of his time. - Title-page browned, some minor foxing and some damp stains, mostly marginal, otherwise in good condition. Binding worn along the extremities, top and bottom of spine damaged. Gay 2238; Schnurrer 175; not in Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Teilansicht, In der Bildmitte gro

      - lavierte Federzeichnung v. G. D. Heumann ?, um 1755, 17,5 x 31,7 Nicht sign. - Aus der Sammlung Ehlers, G

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        La certitude des preuves du mahom

      - Ad 1: ESTC T86984; Martin-Waller 7753 E; STCN 306067978. Ad 1: First edition of the first of the revolutionary works of Anacharsis Cloots (1755-1794), a German utopist from Berlin. It is written in defence of Holbach, against the violent attack of Abb

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      1755 - En Sevilla. Por Joseph Padrino, Impressor, y Mercader de Libros. 1755. 8

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        Einleitung zu der mathematischen und physikalischen Kenntni


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        Die Tugend besungen.

      Halle Christoph Peter Franken Format: 8° [32] S Mit großem Holzschnitt-Monogramm auf dem Titel und typographischem Motto "Virtus pressa non oppressa" Grüner Lackpapiereinband der Zeit mit hs Rückenschild an Kapitalen und Kanten etwas bestoßen berieben kaum fleckig 1755 - Weltweit nur zwei Exemplare bekannt, ein Rarissimum*** Erste und einzige Ausgabe des überaus seltenen Drucks von dem nicht weiter fassbaren Autor Carl Heinrich Friedrich Bienrod, der weltweit nur in zwei Bibliotheken über das KVK und den Worldcat nachzuweisen ist: in der Staatsbibliothek Bamberg (Sigel: 22; davon der Eintrag im VD18) sowie in der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt. Bienrod besingt in seinem 88 Sonetten zu je 10 Zeilen auf recht geschickte, literarisch nicht unbedeutende Weise die Tugend: "Laßt mich der Heldin Ruhm besingen, / Die stets gewohnt sich zu bezwingen / Die größten Siege übersteigt, / Die wenn ihr jetzt ein Glück begegnet / Und bald die Trübsal auf sie regnet / Sich immer gleich und aufrecht zeigt; / Die auch der Tod nicht wird besiegen, / Wenn er die graue Sichel dreht / Und die auch da nicht wird erliegen, / Wo sonst nichts zu hoffen steht." Die Initiale „L" ist mit einer kleinen Rokoko-Holzschnitt-Vignette geziert, die einen fliegenden Putto mit Krone zeigt, darüber ein größeres Kopfstück mit Muschel-Kartusche und einer Figur, wohl einer Allegorie des Dichters, mit einem großen Buch unter dem Arm. Sehr sauber und durchgehend wohlerhalten. – Vorgebunden zwei weitere Werke: (Albrecht) von Haller. Gedichte des Herrn von Haller. Sechste Auflage. Mit den verschiedenen Lesarten aller vorigen vermehrt. Zürich, Heidegger und Compagnie, 1750. [40], 272 S. Mit gestochener Titelvignette. Titel in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt. – Goedeke IV/1, 24 (andere Auflagen). - Ewald Christian von Kleist. Der Fru?hling. Ein Gedicht. Nebst einem Anhange einiger anderer Gedichte von demselben Verfasser. Verbesserte Auflage. Frankfurt an der Oder, Johann Christian Kleyb, 1754. 64 S. Mit gestochener Titelvignette von Martin Bernigeroth. - Goedeke IV/1, 80, 3. – Sehr selten. Die schöne Titelvignette zeigt ganz in Gessnerscher Manier einen Hirten mit seinen Schafen in arkadischer Landschaft vor einer interessanten vegetabilen Rokoko-Kartusche, die sich aus Blättern und Borken ergibt. VD18 12638498-001. Nicht bei Goedeke, Kosch, Jordans etc. Zum Autor vgl. cnp00393595. Erste und einzige Ausgabe

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        Histoire du prince François Eugene de Savoye

      New edition, illustrated with a portrait by Schmidt on strong paper and 12 shots military battles flyers. The first edition was published by the same publisher in 1741. The book is no author name, and was awarded to Mauvillon by Barbier.Binders full glossy brown calf contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. part of title and volume number in red morocco. 3 corners lightly bumped. Traces of friction. 2 snags tail of Volume III, ditto in the first well of Volume I. Small lack tail of Volume I. Error bookbinder who placed the false title of Volume 2 ahead of the first volume and the first volume in head of Volume II, ditto for the portrait is the frontispiece of the second volume; the contents of Volume I is found in Volume II. Nice copy.Eugene of Savoy was one of the most illustrious military of its time. Suffering the disgrace of Louis XIV he inherited from his mother, he began, after the king's refusal, in the Empire army. From 22 years after the war of the Holy League (Empire, Poland and Venice) against the Turks, he was made a major general. Its various campaigns, especially against France during the Spanish succession, against Italy and the Turks led to his being chief, then at the end of his life governor of the Netherlands. 1 Napoleon considered him one of the 7 great generals of history. Beyond the military biography of the character, the book is a political history of modern Europe very relevant. Chez Briffaut A Vienne en Autriche 1755 In 12 (10x17cm) (4) XII 360pp. et (4) 279pp. et (2) 351pp. et (2) 343pp. et (2) 388pp. 5 volumes reliés

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        Manual compendio de el regio Patronato Indiano: Para su mas facil uso en las materias conduncentes à la practica

      Madrid: Antonio Marín, 1755. [24]+531 pages with engraved allegorical frontispiece and index. Small folio (11 1/2" x 8 1/2") bound in original full leather with raised spine bands and decorative gilt lettering. (Palau 266572. Sabin 70785) First edition.Full of original documents respecting the establishment of the Church in the Indies, and the protection of the Indians, together with all the bulls referred to, from that of Alexander VI to the time of publication. With the additional 24 preliminary leaves, not in all printings.Condition:Missing some of spine label, small crack along the heal font hinge, spine ends chipped light rubbing to extremities with the corners rubbed through, internally very nice over all a very good copy.

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        Tyrocinium pharmaceuticum theorico practicum

      - Gerona, Narciso Oliva & Vich, Pedro Morera, 1755, 487 p., 15 × 21, texto en latín, pasta española de época con nervios, dorado en lomo y tejuelo, guardas al agua, exlibris de estampilla, capitulares y adornos tipográficos. Edición muy rara. El autor era un experto boticario de Madrid. (Teoría y práctica farmacolológicas. Farmacopea. Tóxicos. Imprenta antigua Gerona. Imprenta antigua Vich) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Déjeuné de la Rapée, ou Discours des halles et des ports Nouvelle édition, revue & augmentée des Etrennes aux Riboteurs, avec un Extrait de l'Inventaire des Meubles & Effets trouvés dans le Magasin d'une des harangères de la Halle. Et une liste des plus rares curiosités trouvés dans le même magasin.

      à La Grenouillère, de l'imprimerie de Mademoiselle Manon, marchande orangère. [Paris, Duchesne], (1755), in 12, de 48pp., - relié à la suite : [Henry de Lécluse] Les Citrons de Javotte, scène de carnaval, à Amsterdam, 1756, de 30pp. - relié à la suite : Le Boulevard du jour, scènes comiques, S.l.n.d. (v. 1755), de 12pp. - relié à la suite : Vadé (Jean-Joseph ) Lettres de la Grenouillère entre M. Jerosme Dubois, pêcheux du Gros-Caillou, et Mlle. Nanette Dubut, blanchisseuse de linge fin : suite des quatre bouquets. 3e édition. à La Grenouillère, et se trouvent à Paris Chez Duchesne, 1756, de 46pp. 1f. de cat., - relié à la suite : [Hecquet (Marie-Catherine)] Histoire d'une jeune fille sauvage, trouvée dans les bois à l'âge de dix ans . Publiée par madame H....t . à Paris 1755, de 72pp., le tout relié en 1 vol. pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, bel exemplaire (avec l'ex-libris manuscrit de Jules Bobin daté d'Avril 1889. C'était un libraire, et bibliophile qui avait réuni une importante collection de livres anciens et rares sur l'occultisme et les curiosités religieuses. C'était un proche de Joris-Karl Huysmans. Et ensuite l'ex-libris gravé de Henri Aymard (1878-1956) qui fut notaire à Loudun. Il constitua une collection importante qui est à l'origine du musée de l'art roman à Loudun.) Intéressant recueil de 5 pièces poissardes rares. Vadé, fils d'un cabaretier, est mort en 1757. Esprit railleur, il est néanmoins un observateur profond et attentif du peuple, ce qui lui vaut d'être surtout connu pour être le créateur du genre poissard. La littérature poissarde obtint un succès prodigieux dans les salons de la plus haute société du début du18e siècle. Les grandes dames de la Cour s'appliquant en effet à imiter le langage et l'accent du bas peuple des halles. Le recueil contient : -1) Texte réimprimé avec les oeuvres poissardes de Vadé. Lieu et date d'édition restitués d'après G. Brunet Imprimeurs imaginaires p.110 - 2) attribué à Lécluse mais aussi au Comte de Caylus, réimprimé par Paul Lacroix en 1868, avec une notice bibliographique -3) pièce de vaudeville anonyme, souvent reliée avec : Le Boulevard de nuit, ou le Triomphe de l'Amour, scène mêlée de vaudevilles - 4) A été également attribué au comte de Caylus, mais contient le catalogue des oeuvres de Vadé in fine. - 5) attribué à Mme Hecquet d'après Barbier II. 661 et Quérard qui citent également une attribution à Ch.-Marie de La Condamine. Imprimé en France d'après les matériel et usages typographiques. Cat. BNF 85, col. 107.

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        Histoire et regne de Louis XI. par mademoiselle de Lussan. 6 volumes.

      Paris, Pissot, 1755. - circa 16,5 x 10,8 cm. Together around 2700 pages Contemporary mottled calf with richly gilt spine and gilt coat of arms on front cover Querard III, 991. Although Madame de Lussan is named as the author and has also signed the dedication to the prince de Conde it appears that the real author of this large historical work is Nicolas Baudot de Juilly (1678-1759). - Louis XI of France (1423-1483), called the Prudent, was king of France from 1461 to 1483. - This nice set with crowned arms on the front cover (alliance arms of two families with the Bavarian Wittelsbach family in it). - First endpaper with an old label saying that this set had been bought at an auction in 1820. "- Only minor browning, mostly clean, bindings a little rubbed or bumped but altogether nice and very decorative. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Flora Svecica, Exhibens Plantas per Regnum Sveciæ crescentes, Systematice cum Differentiis Specierum, Synonymis Autorum, Nominibus Incolarum, Solo Locorum, Usu Oeconomorum, Officinalibus Pharmacopæorum. Editio Secunda Aucta et Emendata.

      1755 1755 - Stockholm: Laurintii Salvii 1755. Med udfoldelig kobberplanche. [4] + XXXII + 464 + [30] s. Bruneret eksemplar med understregninger og enkelte håndskrevne noter indbundet i samtidigt helskind rigt dekoreret med guld og farvet titelfelt på ryggen. Titelblad med gamle navne, fribladet med håndskrevne noter (hele siden). Kapitæler med lette brugsspor.With 1 folded copperplate. Weakly browning copy bound in contemporary full leather with coloured label and richly gilt spine. Names on title-page. Free endpaper filled out with handwritten notes. Headbands weakly marked of use. * This second original edition lists 56 more plants than the first edition. Hulth p. 44. Soulsby 409. Stafleu/Cowan 4731. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traite des alimens, ou l'on trouve la difference et le choix qu'on en doit faire ; les bons et les mauvais effets qu'ils peuvent produire ; leurs principes, les circonstances ou ils conviennent. Troisieme edition revue, corrigee et augmentee. par M. Jacques Jean Bruhier.

      Paris, Durand. 1755 - 2 vol. 12°. LXXX, 552 p.; titre, 595 p., 5 p approbation, privilège et errata. Reliure demi veau d'époque avec deux tomaissons et décor doré, avec le nom "de Saussure" au dos. Vicaire 513-514. - Troisieme edition, fortement augmentee de ce traite qui avait d'abord paru en un volume en 1702 puis en 1705. Louis Lemery, ne en 1677, était le fils du célèebre chimiste Nicolas Lemery. Il exerca pendant 33 ans à l'Hotel-Dieu. Fruits, legumes, épices et condiments, viandes et gibiers, lait, beurre, volailles . boissons: vins, cidres, hydromel, biere, cafe, chocolat, the. - Avec la signature autographe de (Horace Bénédict ?) de Saussure sur les titres. - Papier légèrement bruni. - Bel exemplaire. Dritte wesentlich erweiterte und vollständigste Ausgabe nach 1702 und 1705. Louis Lemery (geb. 1677) war der Sohn des berühmten Chemikers Nicolas Lemery und wirkte als Arzt während 33 Jahren im Hotel-Dieu in Paris. Eine unerschöpfliche Fundgrube zur Geschichte der Lebensmittel: Früchte, Gemüse, Gewürze, Fleisch, Wild, Fisch (Würmer, Schlangen, Insekten), Getränke: Wein, Bier, Kaffee, Tee usw. - Exemplar aus dem Besitz der Familie de Saussure mit dem Namen auf den Einbandrücken und handschriftlich von (Horace Bénédicte, dem Alpinisten ?) auf den Titeln. - Papier leicht gebräunt. - Gutes Exemplar

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        Serious reflections on the manifold dangers attending the use of copper vessels,

      4to., 32pp., complete with the half-title, preserved in old plain card covers. A fine copy.Publisher: London, printed: and sold by M. Cooper,Year: 1755Edition: First, and only, edition: rare. Only 11 other copies located: at BL + Cambridge + Royal Soc. + Wellcome + NLS + Glasgow and Duke + Harvard + US Lib. of Medicine + Minnesota + Villanova. Wellcome V, p.497. Not in Oxford, Bitting, Vicaire or Cagle.

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        An Introduction to the Italian language. Containing Specimens both of Prose and Verse. With A Literal Translation and Grammatical Notes, for the Use of those who. attempt to learn it without a Master

      Millar, London 1755 - In 8°, pagg. XI, (1), 467, (1), leg. coeva in piena pelle, tassello al dorso e nervi. Prima edizione dellopera di Giuseppe Baretti (1719-1789) in cui il letterato torinese propose una antologia di celebri autori italiani (tra i quali Castiglione, Machiavelli, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Tasso, Michelangelo, Petrarca) con traduzione inglese a fronte. Nel volume furono inseriti alcuni sonetti di Milton che probabilmente il Baretti tradusse dietro suggerimento di Johnson, suo maestro e punto di riferimento dopo il trasferimento a Londra nel 1751. Johnson viene ritenuto autore dell'Introduzione e, secondo alcuni critici, anche delle note alle pag. 48 e 198. Dorso e angoli abilmente restaurati, qualche gora e bruniture ma buon esemplare. Courtney & Nicholl Smith 73. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave Aphorismos de Cognoscendis et Curandis Morbis

      New edition for the first three volumes were published lequels respectively in 1742 and 1743; Volumes 4 and 5 appear here for the first time in 1765 and 1773, Pages titles in red and blond marbled noir.Plein Veal and Iced time. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Caps heads Volumes 1 and 2 threadbare; cap heads volumes 3, 4 and 5 frayed; tails of volumes 2 and 5 threadbare. 4 corners bumped on all volumes. Set of beautiful aspect.Hermann Boerhaave is one of the great figures of modern medicine, founder of clinical medicine, in 1709 he published his most famous book, which has contributed to his fame in Europe: Aphorisms, so fundamental manual in the understanding of diseases and their treatments. Van Switen was one of the disciples and followers of Boerhaave whose lessons attracted listeners from all over Europe. He worked for ten years on Aphorisms; reading especially helped fill the entire eighteenth name Boerhaave. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Apud Guilelmum Cavelier Parisiis (Paris) 1755 - 1773 5 Vol. in-4 (20x26cm) viij (4) 884pp. et (4) 769pp. et vij (1bc) 685pp. et (8) 668pp. et xij, 736pp. (91) (16) 5 volumes reliés

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        The Life and Adventures of Roxana, the Fortunate Mistress; or, most unhappy wife. Adorned with a curious print of Roxana, in her Turkish dress.

      Printed by C. Sympson, in Stonecutter-Street, Fleet-Market. [1774] 356pp, engraved frontispiece. 8vo. Some dusting & fingermarking to leading edges, staining to pp.29-48, repair to gutter margin on verso of preface just touching a few letters at extreme right hand edge, repair at head & verso of first page of text not affecting letters. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked, corners neatly repaired.ESTC N498397 records just 2 copies (Bodleian and Advocates Library), which have a dated titlepage. This appears to be an unrecorded and undated variant of this abridged edition issued by the same printer. The frontispiece is an adaptation of a print dated c.1765 that is recorded in the Folger Shakespeare Library, entitled Roxana in her Turkish Habit, and which formed the frontispiece to the 1765 abridgement of Defoe's work, published by S. Crowder.

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         L'adepte moderne, ou le vrai secret des franc-maçons Histoire intéressante.

      imprimé cette année à Londres, aux dépens de l'auteur, (v. 1755), pet. in 8°, de 1f. 229pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, petite restauration à l'angle supérieur de qq. ff. sinon bel exemplaire. Très rare édition originale de ce roman alchimique. En fait le secret des Francs-Maçons serait la recette de la pierre philosophale permettant de transformer le plomb en or. ¶ Le cat. Ouvaroff (n°597) précise : "Il n'est nullement question des francs-maçons dans ce volume, c'est un roman sur la transmutation des métaux, dont le titre : Histoire intéressante, est exact." commentaire repris par Fesch p.26 - De nombreuses inconnues subsistent autour de ce texte. Le lieu de publication, sans doute fictif, serait la France, d'après le matériel typographique. Wolfstieg (41.487) pense que "L'adepte moderne" serait une traduction par "Mme Gut d[as] i[st] Beaumont" d'un roman allemand intitulé "Der neue Goldmacher" et paru pour la première fois dans un recueil en 1757. Mais une étude de Mme V.G. Mylne démontre que "Der neue Goldmacher" est la traduction de "L'adepte moderne", et non l'inverse. (cf. Martin & Mylne n°75.32) Quant à la date de publication, elle la situe vers 1755 selon la chronologie des événements du roman, réfutant ainsi les datations fantaisistes des diverses bibliographies : (Wolfstieg daté de 1777 ; Taute de 1780 ; Caillet de 1747 ; Fesch de 1747 ou 1750; cat. Ouvaroff de 1747). cf. V.G. Mylne, "The Bibliographer's Last Resort : Reading the Text", 18th-c. Fiction, vol.5, n.1, oct. 1992 - Caillet n°63 - Inconnu de Barbier et Quérard - Pas dans les 2 cat. F.M. de la Bibl. de Lyon - Pas dans Dorbon. - Très rare, le cat. CCFR ne recense que 4 exemplaires (BNF, Arsenal, Aix, Avignon).

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        Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général.

      Fletcher Gyles, London [but probably Paris] 1755 - The exceptionally fine La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt copy in untouched armorial binding of the earliest treatise on modern economics. Cantillon is the "founding father of modern economics" (Rothbard) and the Essai has been declared "more emphatically than any other single work, the cradle of political economy" (Jevons), and "the most systematic statement of economic principles before the Wealth of Nations" (Roll). It "is notable for its model building, its analysis of market forces and the role of the entrepreneur, its outline of the circular flow of income, and its monetary theory. Cantillon was the first real model builder in economics" (ODNB). The book was chosen among the 400 most influential books ever written in French in the 1990 exhibition at the Bibliothèque Nationale, En français dans le texte, no. 159. Provenance: A superb copy bound at the time for François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duc de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, with his coat of arms gilt on sides and the armorial engraved ex-libris of the Bibliothèque de Liancourt. A philanthropist, traveller, and statesman, the Duke de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt was one of the leading figures of the end of the 18th century. As a liberal, he participated in the French Revolution from the outset, remaining loyal to the King. He is famous for his answer to Louis XVI who had asked him on 14 July 1789 ‘Is it a revolt?’: ‘No, Your Majesty, it is a revolution’. He fled France and found refuge in England before travelling to the United States. He attempted to save the royal family. Back in France after the Revolution, he continued to promote his liberal ideas, helping the poor and creating a school. Two other copies with the coat of arms of the La Rochefoucauld family have appeared on the market in the last twenty years; they both came from the La Roche-Guyon branch of the family. This copy is the only one with the Liancourt ex-libris, stating its provenance. It is hard to imagine a better copy.Born in Ireland, Cantillon (1680-1734) was active in banking in Paris for years. A man among boys in business, he made a fortune from John Law’s scheme. "Bankers fell like autumn leaves in Paris between 1717 and 1720, and as Higgs remarks, ‘Their losses were probably very heavy in 1720 and much of them went into Cantillon’s pocket’" (New Palgrave). He successfully defended himself in numerous lawsuits brought by victims of the Mississippi Bubble, but he eventually deemed it prudent to depart for England. In 1734 he was murdered by his recently-dismissed cook, who evidently robbed him and burned his house down, destroying his manuscripts among other things. While in Paris, Cantillon had written the Essai in English and translated it into French for a friend. That friend arranged for its publication more than two decades later in 1755. Cantillon covers, in analysis far surpassing that of his contemporaries, currency, foreign exchanges, banking, credit, and the international specie flow mechanism (which Schumpeter hailed as "almost faultlessly described"). He made pioneering contributions to what was later known as the Malthusian theory of population, the theory of the allocation of surplus, and the distinction between market price and natural price as an integral part of an entire economic model. In the Essai Cantillon coined the term entrepreneur, which he observed "entails bearing the risk of buying at certain prices and selling at uncertain prices" (Cuervo). 12mo (165 x 93mm), pp. [4], [1] 2-430 [6:index], contemporary mottled calf, sides with gilt-stamped arms of the duc de Liancourt, gilt spine with raised bands, red morocco label and repeated fleurons, red edges. Provenance: François-Alexandre-Fréderic de la Rochefoucauld, duc de Liancourt, (1747-1827; binding and engraved armorial bookplate). An exceptionally fresh and crisp copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité des arbres et arbustes qui se cultivent en France en pleine terre....

      Paris, H. L. Guérin & L. F. Delatour, 1755. ____ Première édition. Cette monographie décrivant plus de 1000 espèces d'arbres et arbustes est illustrée par 4 planches gravées sur cuivre et 250 planches gravées sur bois hors-texte ainsi que de très nombreux bandeaux gravés sur cuivre. Pour la plupart, ces bois sont ceux qui ont illustré les "Commentaires de Dioscorides" de Mattiole. Bel exemplaire sur papier fort, ce qui est rare. Nissen 547. ***** First edition. A thick paper copy, which are very rare. This monograph describes more than a thousand trees. It is illustrated by 4 copper plates and 250 woodcuts plates, printed from blocks for Mattioli's herbal two centuries earlier. "After having been used for a number of editions until the 17th century, the Mattioli woodblocks were then apparently lost track of until Duhamel du Monceau came upon them and used some of them again with excellent results for his "Traité des arbres et arbustes". Hunt I, p. 98. Fine contemporary marbled calf. 2 volumes in-4. Collation : (4), LXII, 368 pp., 140 planches h.-t. / (4), 387, (1) pp., 114 planches h.-t. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches bleues. (Reliure de l'époque.)....

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        Code de la Nature, ou le véritable Esprit de ses Loix, De tout tems négligé ou méconnu.

      "Par-tout" [Paris?]: chez le Vrai Sage, 1755. Octavo, title in black and red with a vignette; contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments. Rare and influential: the first edition of this major work, in which a severe concept of economic equality introduces an entirely new utopian model. Effectively the blueprint for a fully-fledged communist society, this early and extreme socialist utopia is an extension of some of the ideas first circulated in the same author's Naufrage des Isles Flottantes: Hartig called it the 'oeuvre mâitresse de la pensée utopique du XVIII siècle.' The Code de la Nature is an uncompromising text. Working from the position that Avarice is the root of all evil, Morelly argues for the absolute abolition of private property, complete state control of production and consumption, and an uncompromising and mathematical regimentation of society based on enumerations of the fundamental unit of ten.The identity of the author is a puzzle: recent research suggests that there is some doubt as to whether Morelly actually existed; if so, it is also unclear who exactly may have used the name as a pseudonym. No birth or death certificates for Morelly survive, and there is no record of anyone in the eighteenth century ever mentioning that they met him. It has been suggested that "Morelly" may actually have been either Toussaint, or even perhaps Diderot to whom the work has quite often been attributed. Whoever "Morelly" may have been, his work was better known in later centuries than in his own. The rediscovery of Morelly's "code" in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries led to his being represented as a significant forerunner of socialism. Its modern significance lies more in its effect on later political thinkers, many openly acknowledging their debt to the text: Babeuf referred to it with respect, and many nineteenth century writers admitted its influence, including Fourier, Cabet, Proudhon, Louis Blanc, Engels and Marx, who quoted Morelly on the dangers of private ownership.For Morelly and his identity, see: Jean de Viguerie, Histoire et Dictionnaire du Temps des Lumières, 1995; N. Wagner, "Etat actuel de nos connaissances sur Morelly", in Revue: Dix-Huitième Siècle, 1978, n°10, pp 259-268; Guy Antonetti, "Etienne Gabriel Morelly et sa famille"; " L'écrivain et ses protecteurs", in Revue d'Histoire de Littérature Française, 1983-3;1984-1. Slight wear to joints, otherwise in excellent condition.

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        The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. Two Volumes [complete]

      Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for A. Millar, in the Strand. An elaborately and intelligently glossed set of the first edition of the most popular work ever written on justices of the peace, demonstrating effectively a justice's power and the care devoted to exercising it in the mid-eighteenth century. Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, one margin neatly excised, a very good set; with the bookplate and booksticker of Henry Reveley and James Coles. Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for A. Millar, in the Strand, London, 1755.

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        Descriptio anatomica oculi humani iconibus illustrata.

      Gottingae, Vandenhoeck, 1755. ____ Edition originale de cet ouvrage fondamental dans l'histoire de l'ophtalmologie. Selon Hirschberg, c'est le premier travail complet sur l'anatomie de l'oeil qui ait jamais été publié. 7 belles gravures, au dessin précis, illustrent ce livre. Garrison-Morton 1484 : "The first complete study of the anatomy of the eye, including the first description of the "zonule of Zinn" and the "annulus of Zinn". Heirs of Hipocrates 607. Becker 426. Reliure légèrement usée. ***** First edition. "The first complete study of the anatomy of the eye, including the first description of the "zonule of Zinn" and the "annulus of Zinn". Illustrated by 7 engraved plates. Contemporary calf. In-4. [222 x 174 mm] Collation : (16), 272 pp., 7 planches h.-t. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon .

      London: For A. Millar, 1755. First edition, with half-title. 228 [i.e., 276] pp., pages 241-276 misnumbered 198-228. 1 vols. 12mo (162 x 92 mm.). Contemporary calf, gilt, rebacked, spine and corners bumped. Provenance: Duff Cooper with his Rex Whistler bookplate. First edition, with half-title. 228 [i.e., 276] pp., pages 241-276 misnumbered 198-228. 1 vols. 12mo (162 x 92 mm.). First edition of Fielding's last book. Two editions appeared in 1755, with the same title pages: one (this) edition was clearly an edited text; the other version was unedited, and set from the manuscript. The unedited text was suppressed and did not reappear until the next November, after an earthquake in Portugal reawakened interest in Fielding's book. Cross III, p. 326; Rothschild 857

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