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        Contre-Révolution / Lettre signée (1792) de Coblence

      - Louis XVIII (1755-1824). Comte de provence, futur roi de France. Charles X (1757-1836). Comte d’Artois. Futir roi de France. Pièce signée « Louis Stanislas Xavier » et « Charles-Philippe », Coblence, 5 février 1792, 1 page in-4, en-tête « Nous Princes et frères du Roi de France ». Reconnaissante de dette en faveur du capitaine Sainte-Marie. « Nous Princes et frères du Roi de France Déclarons que M. le Comte de Ste Marie capitaine au cy devant Régiment des gardes françaises armés à notre caisse, la somme de vingt mille livres pour être employé au service du Roi. En conséquence promettons tant en noms personnels qu’en celui de sa majesté, de rembourser à lui ou à son héritier la dite somme de vingt mille livres en espèces, et dans le cas ou il plairait à sa majesté de le nommer à un emploi ou charge militaire, la présente déclaration sera reçue pour deniers comptants. Fait à Coblence, le cinq février 1792. Louis Stanislas Xavier Charles-Philippe ». En juin 1791, au moment où Louis XVI et la famille royale tentèrent de s’évader (20 juin 1791), Louis Stanislas Xavier, futur Louis XVIII, quitta la France déguisé et muni d’un passeport anglais et se réfugia à Bruxelles puis à Coblence. Il y retrouve son frère Charles-Philippe, futur Charles X, qui avait émigré dès les premiers jours de la Révolution en juillet 1789. Durant la Révolution française, Coblence fut un point de chute pour de nombreux nobles. Réunis autour des deux frères du roi Louis XVI, ils organisèrent une contre-révolution en sollicitant l’aide des armées des royaumes voisins.

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        Fables choisies

      1755. first edition. The Oudry Edition"One of the Most Ambitious and Successful of All Illustrated Books"First Edition, First Issue LA FONTAINE, J[ean] de. Fables choisies, mises en vers par J. de la Fontaine. Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant [et] Durand, De l?'Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1755-1759.First edition, first issue. Four large folio volumes (16 5/16 x 11 3/16 inches; 414 x 285 mm.). [4], xxx, xviii, 124; [4], ii, 135, [1, blank]; [4], iv, 146; [4], ii, 188 pp. Engraved frontispiece and 275 engraved plates after Jean-Baptiste Oudry by Cochin, Tardieu, Prévost, Chedel, Lempereur, and others, and 209 woodcut title vignettes and head- and tail-pieces by Lesueur after Bachelier. Inserted as frontispiece in Volume I is the portrait of Oudry engraved by J. Tardieu after Nicolas de Largillière (?"N. de L?'argilliiere?"), found in some copies, but not integral. The first plate for Fable CLXXII, ?"Le Singe et le Léopard?" (facing p. 112 in Volume III), is in the first state, before the addition of the words ?"Le Léopard?" on the banner.Contemporary full russia, covers elaborately bordered in gilt and tooled in blind. Expertly re-backed to style, spines with six double raised bands decoratively tooled in gilt and blind in compartments, lettered in gilt, gilt board edges and turn-ins, gray endpapers, all edges stained red. Corners a little rubbed otherwise near fine. Armorial bookplate of Woolsington on front paste-downs. A wonderful copy of this masterpiece of printing. ?"In his humble beginnings, when [Jean-Baptiste] Oudry [1685-1755] became a skilled engraver, it is said that he was reduced to etching rebuses for children. He then studied with the painter Largillière, who treated him as a friend as well as a pupil. His first successes were with portraits, and he was elected to the Royal Academy in 1719 as a historical painter…It was after he became director of the Beauvais tapestry factory that he began to amuse himself with subjects from La Fontaine?'s Fables. He made 276 sketches in all between 1729 and 1735…The subjects that they presented, landscapes and animals, were those which Oudry found most congenial, and his fellow feeling for their author was such that he could be called the ?'La Fontaine of Painting'…"...[Charles-Nicolas] Cochin [1715-1790] undertook the responsibility of turning these freehand drawings into finished prints. A necessary first step was his redrawing of Oudry?'s originals…In effect Cochin performed much the same service for Oudry?'s designs that R. Catterson-Smith through his redrawing and W.H. Hooper by his engraving were to perform for the designs of Burne-Jones in the Kelmscott Chaucer…In summary, the illustrations offer a world of their own, to which the reader may return again and again for delight and instruction. With such an embarrassment of riches in the plates, it is not surprising that little attention has been paid to the varied and ingenious fleurons appearing at the end of each fable. These constitute almost the only significant series of wood engravings for the adornment of French books during the eighteenth century…The format of these four folio volumes is luxurious. Each of the fables has its own title page and one or more plates in addition to the emblematic and floral ornaments…Indeed, this is one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books. From the time of its appearance collectors have vied with each other in commissioning sumptuous bindings for its fine-paper issues…" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Books, pp. 16-20).Cohen-de Ricci, cols. 548-550. Huntington Library, Great Books in Great Editions, 21. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 5.

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        An Enquiry into the Patriarchal and Druidical Religion, Temples, &c

      London, Lord Bacon's Head near Salisbury Court, Fleetstreet.: Lockyer Davis, 1755 8vo, 2nd ed, Good, 1755, 4 pls, 1 illust. In contemporary worn half calf with blue marbled boards, corners and edges bumped and worn, library label to center upper cover. Spine, worn, title remains in gilt to black calf label. Internally, [2], [1], (ii-ix), [1], 75 pp, 4 pls (B&W 3 folding), 1 illustration within text, orange endpages c1900, bookplate to fpd, lib lab to fep, contemp ink name to tp, 1 lib stamp to intro, occasional lib blind stamp. The 1st edition was published in 1754. (ESTCT144769. Avery 216). Title continues: Being the substance of some letters to Sir Hildebrand Jacob, Bart. where-in, the primaeval institution and universality of the Christian scheme is manifested; the principles of the patriarchs and druids are ... shewn to correspond entirely with each other, and both with the doctrines of Christianity; the earliest antiquities of the British islands are explained; and an account given of the sacred structures of the druids. Cooke, antiquary and numismatist. See ODNB.

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        Der Andächtige Pilgrim, Leeb Robert, anno 1740

      Leeb Robert, 1688-1755, Abt - Der Andächtige Pilgrim, oder Wahrhafftige und Merckwürdige Beschreibung der Reise, welche der nunmehro Hochwürdigste Tit. Herr Robertus . In das heilige Land und nach Jerusalem glücklich hinterleget Robert Leeb, Jasander Schmidt, 1740, 8°, VIII, 176 Seiten, 8 Bll., orig. Pappeinband, gering gebräunt. Robert Leeb 55. Abt von Heiligenkreuz 1728–1755 und bedeutender Baumeister * 23. Aug. 1688 Wien † 15. Aug. 1755 ebd. Robert Leeb, jüngster Sohn des Wiener Handelsmanns und Ratsherrn Zacharias Leeb (1649–1695), legte am 24. August 1704 Profess im Stift Heiligenkreuz ab und wurde 1712 zum Priester geweiht. Von Nov. 1712 bis Juni 1714 war er Sakristan in Heiligenkreuz und wurde dann bis Mai 1719 als Kellermeister in den Heiligenkreuzerhof in Wien versetzt. Von Mai 1719 bis September 1720 unternahm er – im Gefolge einer eine kaiserlichen Gesandtschaft nach Konstantinopel – eine 16-monatige Pilgerreise ins Heilige Land. Nach Heiligenkeuz zurückgekehrt, war er dort nacheinander Küchenmeister, Bibliothekar und Novizenmeister bis er im September 1728 zum Abt gewählt wurde. Robert Leeb entfaltete eine rege Bautätigkeit im Stift und seinen Filialkirchen; u.a. ließ er die von seinem Vorgänger Abt Klemens Scheffer erbaute Bernhardskapelle des Heiligenkreuzerhofes in Wien renovieren, die 1730 in einem beinahe völligen Neubau vollendet wurde. 1736 ließ er das Gartenschloss seines Vaters im Augarten (Palais Leeb oder Augarten-Palais) erweitern, das das Stift 1780 mit beträchtlichem Gewinn an Kaiser Josef II. verkaufte. 1740 wurde der 1734 begonnene Neubau des barocken Filialkirchleins St. Ulrich in Siegenfeld fertiggestellt. Im Stift Heiligenkreuz ließ Abt Robert von Martino Altomonte zwei Altarbilder für die Kirche und später das große Bild für das Sommerrefektorium anfertigen (1741). Im Stiftshof wurden die von Leebs Vorgänger Gerhard Weixelberger nach der Pestepidemie von 1713 gelobte Dreifaltigkeitssäule (Pestsäule) und der Josefsbrunnen errichtet. Besonders förderte Leeb die Verehrung der Kreuzreliquie, deren heute noch erhaltene barocke Einfassung auf seinen Entwurf zurückgeht (1729). Er ließ die barocken Kreuzwegstationen errichten und gründete eine Bruderschaft zur Ehren des hl. Kreuzes. 1734 konnte Leeb die seit 1570 in den Türkenkriegen untergegangene westungarische Abtei Szentgotthárd (Sankt Gotthard) mit allen ihren Besitzungen für den Zisterzienserorden zurückgewinnen und mit Mönchen aus Heiligenkreuz wiederbesiedeln. Durch Diplom Kaiser Karls VI. vom 29. Juli 1734 wurde St. Gotthard „für immerwährende Zeiten" mit Heiligenkreuz vereint. 1738 reiste Abt Robert persönlich zum Generalkapitel nach Cîteaux, um auch von Seiten des Ordens die Bestätigung für die Vereinigung beider Abteien zu erlangen, die ihm auch gewährt wurde. Das Generalkapitel ernannte ihn zum Generalvikar für alle österreichischen und ungarischen Zisterzienserklöster. Die Fertigstellung der seit 1740 in St. Gotthard – unter größten finanziellen Anstrengungen – im Stil des Barock neuerrichteten Gebäude (Kloster und Kirche) erlebte Robert Leeb nicht mehr. Die Einsegnung der Abteikirche nahm sein Nachfolger Abt Alberik Fritz 1764 vor. Abt Robert starb am 15. Aug. 1755 in Wien und wurde in der »Totenkapelle« des Stiftes Heiligenkreuz beigesetzt. Nach seinem Tod zeigte sich die enorme Schuldenlast von über 400.000 Gulden, die alle Kräfte des Stiftes zu übersteigen schien, so dass Kaiserin Maria Theresia zunächst keine neue Abtwahl erlauben wollte. Erst die Intervention des Abtes von Zwettl, Rainer Kollmann, brachte es dahin, dass am 16. Januar 1756 doch zur Abtwahl geschritten werden durfte. Gewählt wurde der Administrator von St. Gotthard, Alberik Fritz. Daten: Prof.: 24. Aug. 1704; Sac.: 3. Jan. 1712; Abbas: el. 13. Sep. 1728, conf. 7. Okt. 1728 (Kaiser Karl VI.), inst. 21. Okt. 1728. Werke: Der andächtige Pilgrim: oder Beschreibung der Reise, welche der . Herr Robertus, des. Closters Unser Lieben Frauen zum heiligen Creutz im Wald. Abt . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Peter The Great, Empreor of Russia To which is prefixed A short Gewneral History of the Country, from the Rise of that Monarchy: and an Account of the Author's Life In Two Volumes

      Aberdeen: F. Douglass and W. Murray.. Good+. 1755. First. Hardback. Both vols: brown leather boards, somewhat worn; brown leather spine, somewhat worn; titling and decoration very faded; raised bands on spine; bookplate on front pastedown; owner's name on front endpaper. Vol I, front board detached, but present - remainder of binding tight, with no loose pp. Vol II, binding tight. pp clean and supple in both vols. Vol I: engraved frontispieces of Peter the Great and Major General Gordon (the author), followed by A Short Account of the Author's Life, the Author's Preface, the Contents, List of Subscribers, a fold-out map of Russia, and Books I - VIII. Vol II comprises an engraved frontis. of Lieutenant General Prince Menzikoff, Contents, Books IX - XVI, the Index, Errata, Directions to Bookbinder, and 2pp publisher's catalogue. Gordon was a Major General in the Tsar's army; this is a first-rate, largely first-hand account of the Emperor's life and times, and of his part in them.; 8vo (5" x 8"); iv-xxxii, 2-311 + 2-352, 2pp Pblr's Cat pages .

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        Mes loisirs [Ensemble] Apologie du genre humain EDITION ORIGINALE

      AParis: Chez Desaint et Saillant, 1755. Fine. Chez Desaint et Saillant, AParis 1755, In-12 (9,5x16,5cm), 244pp. (11), relié. - Original, unusual Edition. Full binding blond calf and then iced granita. Back smooth decorated with four boxed flowers, tail wheel. As an exhibit in red morocco. Cold mentoring net on the boards. A tail wormhole. Beautiful copy. The book consists of a series of maxims on a variety of subjects and inevitably brings to mind the Maxims of La Rochefoucauld or La Bruyere Characters - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Les deux oeuvres sont à pagination continue, l'Apologie du genre humain possédant sa propre page de titre à la date de 1755, sans lieu ni adresse. Reliure en plein veau blond granité et glacé d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 4 fleurs caissonnés, roulette en queue. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Filet à froid d'encadrement sur les plats. Un trou de vers en queue. Bel exemplaire.  L'ouvrage consiste en une suite de maximes sur des sujets très variés et fait inévitablement penser aux Maximes de Larochefoucauld ou aux Caractères de La Bruyère, sans en posséder ni le style, ni la profondeur psychologique, même si on y décèle le même esprit issu du stoïcisme ; la position originale de l'auteur étant dans la volonté de concilier bonheur philosophique et bonheur mondain. la seconde oeuvre est une réflexion sur le droit criminel, où l'auteur remet en cause la justesse de la justice criminelle, et la nécessité des châtiments corporels. En s'interrogeant si éliminer un criminel empêche le crime et sauve les autres, le chevalier d'Arcq propose une perception de la justice essentielle des Lumières du XVIIIe, qu'on trouvera chez les plus grands philosophes. A la date de 1755, et l'auteur n'étant pas particulièrement un penseur, mais un écrivain ayant volonté de vivre de sa plume et proche de la cour, c'est assez remarquable. Ex-libris gravé du XIXe : Château de Chatillon.

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        Por Don Joseph de Manuel de Esquivel Rivas y Verastegui, Marques de Legarda, como Marido de Doña Antonia Xaviera Portocarrero Cardenas y Peralta, Marquesa del mismo titulo, por su propio derecho, y el del Marques de Legarda, su difunto Padre, Don Joseph de Cardenas Figueroa Portocarrero y Peralta, con Doña Mariana de Cardenas, Condesa de Montenuevo, Doña Isabel Maria Pacheco Portocarrero y Cardenas, Marquesa de la Torre de las Sirgadas, Don Christoval Portocarrero, Conde del Montijo y Don Luis Antonio Fernandez de Cordova, Espinola de la Cerda, Duque de Medina Celi, sobre la Succession en propriedad del Estado y Mayorazgo de la Puebla de el Maestre, y los que se dicen de la Dehesa de Torre el Fresno y de la Villa de Lobon

      Sin lugar de impresión, impresor, ni año, pero: Madrid, entre 1755 y 1768. Cuatro documentos en folio; portada, 49 folios numerados y una lámina grabada por Palomino, más 103 pp., más portada y 11 folios, más 8 folios. Cubiertas mudas en papel de época para tres de los documentos y sin cubiertas el restante.

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        Histoire de Martinus Scriblerus de ses ouvrages & de ses découvertes EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Londres: Chez Paul Knapton, 1755. Fine. Chez Paul Knapton, A Londres 1755, In-12 (9x16,5cm), relié. - First Edition in French translation by Pierre Henri Larcher. Full mottled calf contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. A tear with slight loss in the third box. Good copy. Martinus Scriblerus was originally a literary club whose members (Pope, Swift, John Gay, Arbuthnot ...) met autourt satire of knowledge and scholarship. Scriblerus means scribbler. The texts were written collectively by different hands, but always under the fictitious name of Martinus Scriblerus. The club was founded in 1712 and closed in 1745. The book therefore sets the biography of the famous scientist Martinus Scriblerus with all the satirical verve and humor typical of English literature of the eighteenth century.   --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française dans la traduction de Pierre Henri Larcher. Reliure en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Un accroc avec léger manque au troisième caisson. Bon exemplaire. Martinus Scriblerus était à l'origine un club littéraire dont les membres (Pope, Swift, John Gay, Arbuthnot...) se réunissaient autourt de la satire du savoir et de l'érudition. Scriblerus signifie gribouilleur. Les textes furent écrits collectivement et par différentes mains, mais toujours sous le nom fictif de Martinus Scriblerus. Le club fut fondé en 1712 et ferma en 1745. L'ouvrage établit donc la biographie de l'illustre savant Martinus Scriblerus avec toute la verve satirique et humoristique typique de la littérature anglaise du XVIIIe.  

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        Descriptio anatomica oculi humani iconibus illustrata.

      . Göttingen, A. Vandenhoeck, 1755, Kl.4°, (16), 272 pp., 27 Abb. auf 7 Kupfern, Halbledereinband im Stil d.Zt.; Kupfer bis auf den Rand beschnitten, frisches Exemplar.. 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'." Garrison and Morton. - "Zinn's masterpiece, and the first complete anatomy of the eye. Written long before it was possible to examine the interior of the living eye, the descriptions of the ciliary body, the iris, and the ocular blood vessels and nerves are remarkable for the precision and thoroughness. With seven copperplates, containing a total of twenty-seven illustrations; in many, the structures axe magnified." Albert, et al. - "The illustrations in this work, engraved by Joel Paul Kaltenhofer, mark a new plateau in the graphic representation of the eye, for it becomes, in the modem sense, recognizable both 'in situ' in the orbit and enucleated." Becker Collection. - Johann Zinn studied under Albrecht von Haller at the University of Gottingen (M.D., 1749). Zinn studied botany and anatomy in Berlin for several years before becoming professor of medicine in Gottingen and director of the city's botanical gardens. Zinn made important discoveries concerning the iris, ciliary body, lens, and ophthalmic nerves. Zinn died at the early age of 32. Albert, et al, Source book of ophthalmology, 2580. - - Albert & Edwards, The history of ophthalmology, p.256; Becker Collection 426; Blake, NUVf, p. 499; Garrison and Morton 1484; Gorin, History of ophthalmology, pp. 16, 60-61; Heirs of Hippocrates 966; Hirsch, VI, p. 375; Hirschberg, V, pp. 28-34; Osler 4298 (1780); Waller 10493.

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        Der Stat Nürmberg verneute Reformation 1564; angebunden: Catalogus dissertationum et tractatuum reformationem Noricam illustrantium. Cui accedit specificatio perillustris Senatus Norimbergensis decreta, additionalia, extractus sc(rip)torum, mandata ac ordinationes iuxta dierum et annorum seriem indicans. 1. Titel: Verkleinerter Neudruck der Ausgabe Nürnberg 1564, der 2. Titel in Erstausgabe. 2 Titel in 1 Band.

      Altdorf bei Nürnberg, Johann Adam Hessel für Lorenz Schüpfel (beide Titel), 1755.. 24 nn. Bll., 240 num Bll., 31 nn. Bll., 127 S. Mit Holzschnittfrontispiz, Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre, Holzschnittdruckermarke und 1 gest. Stammbaum im 1. Titel. Gr. 8°, (20,7 x 17 cm), Halbpergamentband der Zeit.. Rücken mit weissem Leder erneuert; etwas berieben; vorderes Innengelenk angeplatzt; beide Innendeckel mit Papierstreifen (ca. 3 cm breit) am Gelenk; teils etwas stockfleckig (letzte Bll. etwas stärker); teils leicht fingerfleckig; einige Bll. mit winzigem Wasserfleck in der Kopfkante; Vordervorsatz mit Eckabschnitt (mit altem Papier ersetzt); Besitzvermerk eines Johann Philipp Beckmann oder Bechmann, dat. 1795, auf dem vorderen Innendeckel; zu Beginn des 1. Titels 52 Seiten mit handschriftlichen Ergänzungen und Kommentaren (teilweise auch Übersetzungen ins Lateinische) - die teils umfangreichen handschriflichen Einträge zumeist in Latein, manchmal aber auch in Deutsch, geschrieben mit brauner Tinte in einer sauberen lateinischen Schreibschrift. Verkleinerter Neudruck des Nürnberger Stadtrechts von 1564 sowie eine angebundene Bibliographie zum Nürnberger Stadtrecht. Obwohl es sich um einen verkleinerten Neudruck handelt, ist der Druck äußerst großzügig gestaltet - für das 18. Jahrhundert ein ungewöhnlich breitrandiger Druck (solches gilt auch für den angebundenen Titel).

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        A Map of the World on Mercators Projection

      1755 - c1755. Original engraved and coloured map of the world predating Captain Cook's voyages. New Zealand and Australian (New Holland) are both incomplete. Map size 17.5cm x 27.5cm. Mounted.

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        Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave Aphorismos de Cognoscendis et Curandis Mo

      Parisiis|(Paris): Apud Guilelmum Cavelier, 1755. Fine. Apud Guilelmum Cavelier, Parisiis (Paris) 1755 - 1773, 5 tomes en 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. - 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! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition pour les trois premiers tomes, lequels ont paru respectivement en 1742 et 1743 ; les tomes 4 et 5 paraissent ici pour la première fois en 1765 et 1773. Pages de titres en rouge et noir. Plein Veau blond d'époque marbré et glacé. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffes de têtes des tomes 1 et 2 élimées; coiffe de têtes des tomes 3, 4 et 5 effilochées ; queues des tomes 2 et 5 élimées. 4 coins émoussés sur l'ensemble des tomes. Ensemble de bel aspect. Hermann Boerhaave est une des grandes figures de la médecine moderne, fondateur de la médecine clinique, il a publié en 1709 son livre le plus célèbre et qui a contribué à sa gloire en Europe : Les Aphorismes, sorte de manuel fondamental dans la connaissance des maladies et leurs traitements. Van Switen fut un des élèves et disciples de Boerhaave dont les leçons attiraient des auditeurs de toute l'Europe. Il travailla pendant dix ans sur Les Aphorismes ; sa lecture contribua particulièrement à remplir tout le XVIIIe du nom de Boerhaave.

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        L'Observateur hollandois ou première lettre de M. Van°° à M. H.°° de La Haye, sur l'état présent des affaires de l'Europe. 4 Volumes

      S. e., A la Haye - 4 volumes in-12, paginations diverses,1755-1759, regropupant 45 des 46 lettres. Sans pièce de tomaison au tome 1, petits ex libris anciens. Avec relié en tête du tome 3 : "Essai de paraphrase de la réponse de M. de Hellen au Mémoire de M. de Kauderbach", Liège, Pierre Marteau, 1767, 61 p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables choisies mises en vers

      chez Desaint & Saillant, Durand 1755 - 1759 LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Paris, chez Desaint & Saillant, Durand, 1755 - 1759. Fables choisies mises en vers. 4 volumi in - folio, piena pelle coeva, dorsi a sei nervi con titolo e decorazioni in oro, tre filetti sui piani. Tomo I: (4), xxx, xviii, 124 pp., antiporta e 70 tavole incise in rame f.t. Tomo II: (4), ii, 135 pp. e 68 tavole f.t. Tomo III: (4), iv, 146 pp. e 68 tavole f.t. Tomo IV: (4), ii, 188 pp. e 69 tavole f.t. Celebre e sontuosa edizione illustrata da disegni dell' Oudry, ritoccati dal Cochin junior ed incisi in rame dai migliori artisti del tempo. Il testo, è stampato in bellissimi caratteri, è corredato da 209 finaletti incisi in legno da Lesueur e Papillon. Bellissimo esemplare. Rochambeau, Bibliogr. des oeuvres de La Fontaine, pp. 32, 33 (n° 80): >. Cohen - Ricci, 548 - 50. Ray, The art of the French illustrated book, pp. 16 - 20.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 17. II. 1755. - 4to. 4 pp. Longe lettre avec un sonnet sur la mort de MONTESQUIEU. "Je prends la liberté Monsieur, en vous adressant ma quittance, de faire avec vous & de compter sur votre bienfaisance, comme si je l’avois bien méritée. Vous me l’avez commandé, & je prends cette confiance dans ma soûmission. Ne me reprochez pas que tout ce que je vous dis la dessus touttes les fois que le cas y échet, a toujours un peu l’air de phrâse & de compliment ; Il est bien difficile d’ôter tout à fait cet air à l’expression d’un sentiment aussi sérieux que celui de la reconnoissance ; La façon trop simple a un air de commodité qui ne sied point aux débiteurs. La franchise & la sincérité n’y perdent rien pour cela & vous me perceriez le cœur si vous témoigniez croire un moment que mes respects ne fussent que de ces respects secs qui n’ont que le simple devoir en vüe ; Icy le plus tendre attachement les fonde & les anime ; & comme je crois vous l’avoir dit plus d’une fois, cet attachement que je vous ay voüé est une des plus agréables circonstances qui pouvoient accompagner la grace que le Roy m’a faite. Ces attachemens du reste comme tous les biens de ce monde ont leur mélange amèr ; ils ne laissent guères sans de continuelles inquiétudes sur le chapitre d’un précieux absent. On se dit sans cesse, est-il malade ? Ne l’est-il pas ? Est-il triste ou joyeux, & il n’y a qu’à lire la fable merveilleuse des 2 pigeons dans La Fontaine, pour voir un beau détail de touttes les misères d’un éloignement entre amis. Conclusion. Je suis pour le moins tout aussi pressé de vos nouvelles que des faveurs de M. Grisby. Soyez en bien presuadé Monsieur. Sinon, voila toutte ma petite fortune empoisonée. Elle ne l’est déjà que trop par la perte que je viens de faire de l’homme du monde qui me vouloit le plus de bien. Cest l’illustre Président de Montesquieu qui me faisoit lhonneur dans ses dernières heures de m’apeller toujours son cher & bien aimé confrère en dépit de M. de Mirepoix. J’ai répandu aussy en guise d’eau bénîte quelques gouttes d’eau d’Hypocrène sur sa sépulture. Je viens de faire ces vers cy à la mémoire de ce vraiment grand homme.L’aigle à disparu. MontesquieuDu haût de la double colline,Regagne pour jamais le lieuDe son immortelle origine.Il doit, de la sphère divineAisément trouver le chemin.Solide & brillant écrivain,Sur l’aile ardente du génie,Une plume d’or à la mainIl y plâna, toute sa vie.Personne encore n’a vû ces vers que vous Monsieur, & luy, si de si haût on voit encore de si petites choses. Je crois que de là, entre autres, une place d’Académicien, paroît bien petite en comparaison de ce qu’elle paroît icy bas aux yeux avides de nos aspirans. A propos de ceuxci, ne vous figurez vous pas notre pauvre Abbé, comme moy, sous la forme d’une balle de paûme que la raquette à la main se renvoyent l’espérance & le désespoir. Avez-vous vû jamais quelqu’un de mieux pelotté, à la dernière réception il jura bien haût qu’il ne s’en remûrait plus. Jupiter ex alto perjuria ridet amantum. Le voila plus en l’air que jamais, & tout aussy exposé au démenty qu’il le fut. Il a pour concurrent déclaré un Abbé de Boismont qui a touttes les aparences du succès pour luy, car il est sur le bouclier de Madame de Chaulnes, & ce qu’il y a de mieux encore pour luy c’est qu’il mérite cette place, infiniment moins que notre amy. Conservez m’en sil vous plaît toujours une dans votre souvenir comme à l’homme du monde qui vous enchâsse le plus précieusement dans le sien."

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        Bedae et Claudii Taurinensis, itemque aliorum veterum patrum Opuscula a canonicis regularibus Sancti Salvatoris Bononiæ majori ex parte nunc primum edita

      Bononiæ: Apud Hieronymum Corciolani, & H.H. Colli ex typographia S. Thomæ Aquinatis, 1755. First edition thus.. Cardboard Covers. 4to. (12 x 8.75 inches). pp.(4), 287, (1). Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials. Presently enclosed in very tatty cardboard covers, with large losses to spine, barely holding textblock. Essentially disbound, needs rebinding. Paper label to 'pastedown' (it can hardly be called that - more like inside cover) states Ex Libris Canoniae S Marie & S. Petroci Bodminae'. Library stamp in purple ink and shelf numbers in pencil to title page. Some light (splash) staining and grubby marks in prelims extending to circa p.33. Some pages unopened. O/w a Very Good copy in need of rebinding. Text in Latin, printed in double columns. 'Lectori benevolo' by D. Joannes Chrysostomus Trombelli. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        The History of Peter The Great, Empreor of Russia To which is prefixed A short Gewneral History of the Country, from the Rise of that Monarchy: and an Account of the Author's Life In Two Volumes

      Aberdeen: F. Douglass and W. Murray.. Good+. 1755. First. Hardback. Both vols: brown leather boards, somewhat worn; brown leather spine, somewhat worn; titling and decoration very faded; raised bands on spine; bookplate on front pastedown; owner's name on front endpaper. Vol I, front board detached, but present - remainder of binding tight, with no loose pp. Vol II, binding tight. pp clean and supple in both vols. Vol I: engraved frontispieces of Peter the Great and Major General Gordon (the author), followed by A Short Account of the Author's Life, the Author's Preface, the Contents, List of Subscribers, a fold-out map of Russia, and Books I - VIII. Vol II comprises an engraved frontis. of Lieutenant General Prince Menzikoff, Contents, Books IX - XVI, the Index, Errata, Directions to Bookbinder, and 2pp publisher's catalogue. Gordon was a Major General in the Tsar's army; this is a first-rate, largely first-hand account of the Emperor's life and times, and of his part in them.; 8vo (5" x 8"); iv-xxxii, 2-311 + 2-352, 2pp Pblr's Cat pages .

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        Plan und Profil der Churfürstl. Residentz Stadt Mayntz 1755.'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Wilhelm Christian Rücker n. J.V. Schick, dat. 1755, 62 x 78,5 Thieme-Becker, Künstler-Lexikon, Bd. XXIX, S. 163f. - W.C. Rücker (gest. 1774 in Mainz) war Zeichner u. Kupferstecher. - Er wurde 1750 vom Concilium majus der Mainzer Universität als privilegierter Universitätskupferstecher angenommen. - Das Blatt zeigt im oberen Viertel einen Stadtplan. - Oben links u. rechts große Wappenkartuschen. - Unter dem Stadtplan Gesamtansicht von Mainz. - Am gesamten linken Rand Verzeichnis der Stifte, Klöster, Kirchen, Klosterhospitäler u. Kapellen. - Das Blatt bis an die Einfassungslinien beschnitten, althinterlegte Stellen u. oben links u. rechts 2 Stock- bzw. Brandflecken. - Insgesamt sehr gutes altkoloriertes Blatt. - Extrem selten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Serious reflections on the manifold dangers attending the use of copper vessels, and other utensils of copper and brass, in the preparations of all such solids as are designed for food to human bodies: in a letter to a friend

      London, printed: and sold by M. Cooper, 1755. 4to., 32pp., complete with the half-title, preserved in old plain card covers. A fine copy. 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. This is a 'serious' and practical study of kitchen utensils and the risks of food poisoning. 'I need not tell you, Sir,' the author writes, 'that copper utensils are now employed in almost every kitchen in the Kingdom; copper pots, copper stew-pans, copper sauce-pans and copper tea-kettles are all in daily use among us; to which we must add, kettles, ladles, and divers other things used in cookery, made of brass ...... these utensils, from the very nature of the metal, throw out a poisonous matter, more or less, which mixing with our food, renders it in a greater or lesser degree pernicious'. (p.8). The author goes on to describe what happens when various typical food substances are placed in a copper pan (e.g. water, milk, vinegar, salt, butter, suet, and sugar). He further considers the usefulness of tinning the copper - good while it lasts but usually has a short effective life. 'A very short time destroys the tinning, either wholly or in part; it may be scraped off, burnt off, melted off, or scower'd off; so that our safety herein, in great measure, depends on the virtue, care, and labour of those, who preside in the kitchen, or the scullery. The eye of a watchful mistress, a notable daughter, or a staid housekeeper, is, no doubt, a good check upon uncleanly or careless servants ....'. (p.14). The author further pursues his case with examples of food poisoning. One, for example, was due to a meat cooked in a pan contaminated with 'verdigrease'. 'A tradesman and his wife, not long since, unfortunately dined very plentifully on a fry; a dish which, it seems, they were very fond of .....'. The results were disastrous. The author seems to be particularly concerned with the making of confectionery, confectioners he notes using exclusively untinned copper pans. 'All the matter ...... which heated copper can throw out, and all which so active a substance as sugar can force out, is blended with our preserved fruits and sweetmeats of every kind. Of these sweetmeats children of almost every rank and age, even infants, eat in abundance; but people of quality most of all, as they scarce ever dine without a desert.' (p.22). The 'practice of dram-drinking', the use of copper in brewing, whether in public or private brew-houses, is equally condemned. In the final part of this essay, the author makes a number of positive recommendations. Among these he recommends the further scientific study of the subject, approves the use of plate iron (which is 'light, pleasant, sweet and wholesome'), and is positive about silver. Earthen ware is particularly good - although dangerous with acids - and stone ware or china are both recommended 'for the purposes of food'.

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        The ART Of COOKERY, Made Plain and Easy; Which Far Exceeds any Thing of the Kind yet Published. .... To Which are Added, By Way of Appendix

      London: Printed, and sold at Mrs. Ashburn's China-Shop .., 1755. 5th edition, with Additions (Axford, p. 17n, Cagle 699, MacLean, p. 59, Oxford, p. 77n, Wheaton & Kelly 2408; Bitting, pp. 186-187, for the 1747 1st edition [as well as subsequent editions, though not this 5th]). Signed by "Glasse" on p. 1 [pres. Modern dark brown full speckled leather binding, with maroon title label in second spine compartment. Original endsheets retain. Binding - Fine. Text - usual browning & foxing to paper; some minor worming to upper margin of first half of text block. Very Good.. [4], vi, [20], 334 pp.

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        The Fairies an Opera. The Words taken from Shakespear[!] &c.... [Full score]

      London: I. Walsh. [1755]. Folio. Attractively bound in period style in modern quarter brown calf with decorative blind-tooling, marbled boards, titling to spine gilt. 1f. (title), 1f. (table of contents and publisher's catalogue, "Musick Compos'd by M.r Handel"), [1] (blank), 2-61, [62] (blank), 63-92 pp. Engraved. The title includes an excerpt from the spoken prologue to the work by David Garrick (1717-1779). The singers Mr. Beard, Sigra. Passerini, Sigr. Guadagni, Miss Poitier, Master Moore, Miss Young and Master Reinhold are named in printed captions ("Sung by...") within the score. Very slightly browned; occasional minor signs of wear; tear to inner margin of p. 61 along edge of plate not affecting notation. . First Edition. BUC p. 958. RISM S3666. As with many London publications of the period, The Fairies was first issued in three separate parts, in March-April 1755 (see Walsh II, 1374-6, recording no complete set of parts). First performed at Drury Lane in London on February 3, 1755. Smith was a pupil of Handel and was employed by him as a copyist. "By 1725 [Smith] was having lessons from Handel; his early copies and arrangements of works by Handel demonstrate that his progress was rapid and that he was being instructed in composition as well as keyboard... Smith and David Garrick [1717-1779] presented two full-length all-sung Shakespearean operas in 1755 and 1756: The Fairies, based on A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Tempest... Dwarfed by Handel's greatness, Smith's music had little chance for real success. His strongest work retains the style of his mentor, while his attempts at more modern idioms are, with some exceptions, generally less effective. Much of his music is indeed worthy of revival, particularly the opera The Fairies and individual arias, choruses and keyboard selections, but Smith's reputation rests today more on his association with Handel than on his musical accomplishments." Barbara Small in Grove Music Online. "It has been suggested that Garrick was responsible for the alterations to Shakespeare?'s text, but he firmly denied it and his prologue suggests that Smith himself was the author. The music survives only in printed score [i.e., the present edition], including the overture, the arias, the final chorus and two symphonies, but omitting the recitatives, dances and other pieces... The plot follows Shakespeare?'s, but the ?'rustics?' are excluded. The characters are Theseus (tenor) and his betrothed Hippolita (silent); Egeus (bass), his daughter Hermia (soprano), her lover Lysander (alto castrato [Guadagni]) and her betrothed Demetrius (tenor; he has no arias), and Helena (soprano), in love with Demetrius; and the king and queen of the fairies, Oberon (baritone) and Titania (soprano), with her servant and Puck (trebles)... Garrick?'s (spoken) Prologue is a commentary on the audience?'s ignorance and prejudice towards English composers." Michael Burden in Grove Music Online.

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        Œuvres

      Amsterdam et Leipzig: Arkstée & Merkus, 1755. Fine. Arkstée & Merkus, Amsterdam et Leipzig 1755-1759, in-12 (9,5x15cm), 5 volumes reliés. - 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur gravé par Fokke, de 24 figures gravées sur cuivre par Fritsch d'après Aartman et d'un fleuron en taille-douce répété sur les quatre premiers titres. Exemplaire entièrement réglé.  Reliures postérieure en plein maroquin rouge, signées Bauzonnet-Trautz. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de filets et pointillés dorés. Plats encadrés de triples filets dorés. Double filet doré en soulignement des coupes. Dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Quelques frottements et dos un peu passés, sinon bel exemplaire.

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        Herrn Thomas Stackhouse Lehrbegriff der ganzen christlichen Religion. Aus der engländischen Sprache übersetzt und mit einigen Anmerkungen vermehret von Friedr. Eb. Rambach.

      Rostock, Joh. Chr. Koppe, 1755-1764.. 7 Bände Mit Titelvignetten in Holzschnitt. 8vo (20 x 12 cm). Hellbraune marmorierte Kalblederbände d.Z. auf 5 Bünden mit 2 RSchildern, reicher floraler RVergoldung, vergold. ornament. Deckelfileten, großer Lederintarsie auf beiden Deckeln mit vergold. Rocaille-Kartuschen, ornament Schnitt, Kammarmor-Vorsätze.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe von "A compleat body of speculative and practical divinity"des streitbaren englischen Theologen (1681-1752) in der Edition des rührigen Übersetzers und Theologen Rambach (1708-1775), ein Hauptwerk theologischer Frühaufklärung.- Schönes Beispiel eines barocken Frakturdruckes (Satzspiegel etwas gebräunt) sowie der prächtigen Einbände zwischen Barock und Rokoko, möglicherweise auch am norddeutschen Verlagsort - Rostock - gefertigt. - Deckelkanten und teilw. Bünde gering berieben. Bd 7 mit Fehlstelle am Kapital (wenig auffällig), insgesamt sehr dekoratives Exemplar von vorzüglicher Erhaltung.- (Keine paypal-Zahlung möglich).

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        A Dictionary of the English Language:

      London: by W. Strahan, for J. and P. Knapton; T. and T. Longman; C. Hitch and L. Hawes; A. Millar; and R. and J. Dodsley,, 1755. in which The Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the best Writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. 2 volumes, folio (400 × 254 mm). Contemporary spotted full calf, spines elaborately gilt-tooled in compartments with raised bands and tan title labels, red speckled edges. Title page in red and black. Armorial bookplates of W. T. Salvin Esq, of Croxdale Hall, to both copies. Restoration to joints and hinges, some rubbing, small scratches and dents to spine and sides, residual red wax seals to both pastedowns, partial offset tanning from turn-ins, light spotting to some endleaves, leaves lightly cockled throughout but on the whole internally rather fresh, and generally a handsome copy in very good condition. First edition of this most famous of English dictionaries, in an extremely handsome contemporary binding. The creation of the dictionary was Johnson's greatest literary labour. Helped by a succession of needy amanuenses who worked in the surprisingly spacious garret of his house in Gough Square, he experienced the death of his mother and underwent agonies of procrastination before finally completing the task in his 46th year. Boswell called it a work of "superior excellence" and "much greater mental labour, than mere Lexicons, or Word Books as the Dutch call them" (Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript. Vol I: 1709?-1765, ed. Marshall Waingrow, Edinburgh, 1994, p. 213). As his use of 114,000 illustrative quotations shows, Johnson clearly intended to combine lexicography with entertainment and instruction; this was the only work he called "my Book" (Letters I: 71). Since it was now owned by the booksellers who had paid him £1,575 in advance, publication by no means saved him from poverty. Yet it was always to be called "Johnson's Dictionary" ?- and was as much his greatest monument as St. Paul's was Christopher Wren's. The national pride taken in the dictionary was expressed by the poet Christopher Smart when he wrote in the Universel Visitor: "I look upon [it] with equal amazement, as I do upon St. Paul's Cathedral; each the work of one man, each the work of an Englishman" (quoted by Henry Hitchings, Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, London, 2005, pp. 199?-200).

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        De monetis Italiae Medii

      Ferrara, Pomatelli, 1755. - aevi hactenus non evulgatis quae in suo musaeo servantur una cum earundem iconibus postrema dissertatio. Mit vielen Münzabbildungen, VIII, 116 Seiten, schlichter Originalpappband, 28,5 x 20 cm, Einband leicht angestaubt, sonst gut erhalten, auf starkem Papier gedruckt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TheMemorials of the English and French Commissaries Concerning the Limitsof Nova Scotia or Acadia. The Memorials of the English and FrenchCommissaries Concerning St. Lucia

      London. n.p. [Privately Printed].1755.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to. 25.8cm, in 2 volumes, 771 & 520pp., large folding map byJefferys (48.8x 65cm), hand coloured in outline text in English & French,in half treed calf?, gilt ruled raised bands, blind decorations in thepanels, double crushed crimson morocco labels, gilt titles, marbledboards, some slight foxing on the map, a fine set, only 3 auctionsrecords since 1962 , this work was privately printed and copies arerare.(cgc) The authors were de Silhouette, de la GalissonniŠre, andparticularly l'abb‚ de la Ville, a former Jesuit. The Englishcommissioners were William Shirley and William Mildmay. T.P.L. 236. Lande146. Sabin 47742. Waldon p364-365. "The sheets throughout are imprintedvol. I at foot, but the work is in fact complete". Gagnon I-2334. Waldonp364-5. Echeverria. 755-12. Howes M-508. Not in Streeter, Eberstadt.(Siebert, vol.1. #166, 9,000.00us, 1999). - Published by Commissionersfor Adjusting The Boundaries of the British and French Possessions inNorth America. The Memorials examines the history and geography ofeastern Canada and Maine, called Acadia, in order to determine itsboundaries. After the land was ceded to Great Britain by France in 1713,Britain claimed the borders included most of present-day Maine, while theFrench declared the southernmost point of Acadia was the peninsula ofpresent-day Nova Scotia. This 150 year-old dispute was not settled untilthe British defeated the French during the French and Indian War.Finally, Britain was granted all of Acadia as well as the remainder ofCanada; France retained only St. Lucia. The present edition, in Englishand French, was published shortly after the first edition in Paris: "Someof the memorials which have been respectively delivered by the Englishand French Commissaries, concerning the limits of Acadia or Nova Scotia,and the right to St. Lucia, having been print-ed at Paris, it has beenthought necessary to print at London this edition of all the memorialsupon these points, in the same form in which they were delivered"(Sabin). The Paris edition did not include the folding map. .

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        Recueil des Edits declarations lettres patentes arrest et reglemens du r EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Rouen: Chez Nicol. & Rich. Lallemant, 1755. Fine. Chez Nicol. & Rich. Lallemant, A Rouen 1755, In 4 (19x25,5cm), (22) 876pp. (14), relié. - Originale.Plein Edition Calf time. Spine ribbed ornate. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Friction. A few slashes on the boards. Reasonable exemplaire.Recencement of all edicts, sorted by year and by district. Note the importance of the decisions concerning the Protestants. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Frottements. Quelques estafilades sur les plats. Assez bon exemplaire. Recencement de l'ensemble des édits, classés par années et par circonscription. On notera l'importance des arrêts concernant les protestants.

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        Ponderazioni sopra le contrattazioni marittime. colla giunta delle leggi navali e del gius navale de' rodii gre. lat. e degli statuti degli uffiziali di sicurtà della città di Firenze. Nuova edizione ricorretta e illustrata

      Fantechi e Compagni,, Livorno, 1755 - Cm. 23, pp. xii, 368, vi (2) 59 (1). Grande stemma inciso in rame al frontespizio e due belle vignette all'inizio di ciascuna delle due appendici. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con punte, dorso liscio con titoli in oro su tassello. Poche tracce d'uso, esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Si tratta della migliore e più completa edizione di quet'opera apparsa in originale nel 1692 e nella presente stampa arricchita del "Gius navale de' Rodii" e degli Statuti degli uffiziali di Sicurtà della città di Firenze. L'a., giureconsulto genovese, appronta una manuale giuridico-assicurativo nautico traendo spesso spunto dai testi dei grandi giuristi antichi come Baldo, Peck, Stracca, Loccenius, ecc. Cfr. Kress. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Recueil contenant les déclarations règlements lettres patentes arrêts du

      [Manuscrit] A Rennes: chez Joseph Vatar., 1755. Fine. chez Joseph Vatar., [Manuscrit] A Rennes 1755, in 4 (22x28cm), 53pp., relié. - Collection containing the declarations, regulations, patent, judgments of the State Council of the King. Memory Board from within the kingdom, and the deliberations of the States of Brittany, with memories, instructions and other documents relating to the administration of said stud province. Nineteenth cardboard covered with brown marbled paper. Back smooth threads. Part of title in black sheepskin. Corners bumped. Lower cap rubbed. The manuscript consists of one part of the book: roy Rules and instructions relating to the stud admnistration of the kingdom, Paris, 1724, and other various acts affecting stud Britain. The back of the title page, signature, Huzures institute. The name is difficult to read. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Recueil contenant les déclarations, règlements, lettres patentes, arrêts du conseil d'état du roy. Mémoires du conseil du dedans du royaume, et délibérations des états de Bretagne, avec les mémoires, instructions et autres pièces touchant l'administration des haras de ladite province. Reliure en plein cartonnage XIXe recouvert d'un papier marbré marron. Dos lisse à filets. Pièce de titre en basane noire. Coins émoussés. Coiffe inférieure frottée. Le manuscrit est composé d'une part de l'ouvrage : Règlement du roy et instructions touchant l'admnistration des haras du royaume, à Paris, 1724, et d'autre part des divers actes touchant les haras de Bretagne. Au dos de la page de titre, une signature, Huzures de l'institut. Le nom est difficilement lisible.

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        An Essay Towards a Natural History of the Corallines, and Other Marine Productions of the Like Kind, Commonly Found on the Coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. To which is Added the Description of a Large Marine Polype Near the North Pole, by the Whale-fishers, in the Summer 1753

      London: Printed for the Author, 1755.. First English edition. 4to. xviii, (x), 103, (1) pp. Contemporary full calf, rebacked, gilt lettered red label, marbled endpapers, bookplate of Joseph Goodall to the front pastedown with his annotations throughout, inscribed "J. Hooker / June 1840" to the second free endpaper. Frontispiece, 38 plates plus the 39th plate published slightly later, illustrating Cuff's aquatic microscope and two further plates - one illustrating barnacles and another featuring corals taken from volume 49 of Philosophical Transactions. Marking to the spine, else very good. Joseph Goodall (1760-1840) was a renowned amateur naturalist with a particular interest in conchology. This copy bears his extensive, neat and erudite annotations to the margins of both text and plates, passing comment in English and French and referencing contemporary works by continental naturalists such as Lamarck, Lamour and Pallas. On his demise, Goodall's collection was sold by the auctioneer Stevens of Covent Garden for which "A Catalogue of the Exceedingly Choice and Select Collection of Shells: Belonging to the Rev. Joseph Goodall" was produced. The sale was held over four days in early June 1840, showing the scale of the collection. The Hooker ownership inscription continues by stating this copy was purchased at that sale. The signature is not that of Joseph Dalton Hooker, who was naturalist aboard James Clark Ross' expedition to the Antarctic from 1839-1843, but rather that of his father William Jackson Hooker, the equally celebrated naturalist and director of the Botanical Gardens at Kew from 1841. It is easy to imagine that Hooker senior would have taken a keen interest in the sale of such a monumental collection and in signing it in his son's name he was either indicating that he was buying it on his behalf or as a gift for him.

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        Elementi di perspettiva secondo li principi di Brook Taylor con varie aggiunte spettanti all'ottica e alla geometria del Padre Francesco Jacquier dell'ordine de' minimi lettore di fisica nell'universita' della sapienza

      Per Generoso Salomoni, Roma 1755 - In 8, pp. (16) + 146 + (2 bb.) con 19 tavole incise all'acquaf. f. t. piu' volte ripiegate. P. pl. moderna. Tarletto abilmente riparato alle prime 5 cc. Edizione originale italiana opera del padre francescano Jacquier di questo importante trattato dedicato alla prospettiva, tra le opere piu' importanti che precedettero la geometria descrittiva. Questa edizione, notevolmente arricchita dal Jacquier, e' la prima edizione italiana. Nella parte finale l'autore dopo aver descritto la proiezione stereografica e quella ortografica, definisce quella gnomonica 'nella quale l'occhio si suppone al centro della sfera'. Da notare che alla 5o carta e' presente una recensione del gesuita Ruggero Boscovich che descrive l'opera ITA

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        Poesie del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio

      Parigi: Presso la Vedova Quillau [without PN]. 1755. 9 volumes. Octavo. 18th-century binding full polished calf, with raised bands on spines in decorative compartments gilt, all edges gilt, dark blue silk endpapers. Volume I: 1f. (frontispiece with portrait of the poet engraved by D. Sornique after C. Eisen), 1f. (decorative title), [i]-v (dedication with vignette), [vi] (blank), [vii]-xiv (letter from the author), 2f. (part-title), [xix]-cciv ("Dissertazione"), 319, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Artaserse; Adriano in Siria; Demetrio. Frontispiece, with portrait of the poet, engraved by D. Sornique, after C. Eisen. Verse dedication to the Signora Marchese di Pompadour, by Ranieri de' Calsabigi, with engraved vignette. "Dissertazione" on the dramatic poems by Calsabigi. Volume II: 1f. (decorative title), 464 pp. Contains Olimpiade; Issipile; Ezio; La Danza; Il Sogno di Scipione; Il Natal di Giove; Didone Abbandonata. Volume III: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains La Clemenza di Tito; Catone in Utica; Demofoonte. Lacking part- title for Siroe (printer error?). Volume IV: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Alessandro; Achille in Sciro; Ciro Riconosciuto; Temistocle; L'Isola Disabitata; Lie Cinesi Componimento Drammatico che Introduce ad un Ballo. Volume V: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Zenobia; Ipermestra; Antigono; Semiramide; Il Re Pastore; L'Asilo d'Amore. Volume VI: 1f. (decorative title), 459, [i] (blank) pp. Contains L'Eroe Cinese; Attilio Regolo; Adriano in Siria; Didone Abbandonata; Il Tempio dell' Eternità; La Contesa de' Numi. Volume VII: 1f. (decorative title), 459, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Alessandro; Semiramide; Le Grazie Vendicate; Il Palladio Conservato; Il Parnaso; Astrea Placata; La Pace fra la Virtù, e la Bellezza; Il Vero Omaggio; L'Amor Prigioniero; Il Ciclope; Cantate. Volume VIII: 1f. (decorative title), 460 pp. Contains Gioas Re di Giuda; Betulla Liberata; Sant' Elena al Calvario; Giuseppe Riconosciuto; La Morte d'Abel; La Passione di Gesù Cristo; Per la Festività del SSmo. Natale; Isacco Figura del Redentore; Canzonette; Sonetti; Epitalami; La Strada della Gloria. Sogno. Volume IX: 1f. (decorative title), 468, 2f. (Censor's approbation, "Privilege du Roi," and Register). Contains La Galatea; L'Endimione; Gli Orti Esperidi; Il Convito degli Dei; L'Angelica Serenata; La Morte di Catone; L'Origine delle Leggi; Il Ratto d'Europa; Ode per il Santissimo Natale; Giustino; Distribuzione dell' Edizione; Tavola delle Arie. With indices and the autograph signature of B. Brunet, Adjoint at the end of the Register. Label with former owner's name, "Anthony Godwin Hail," laid down to front pastedown of all volumes. Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped, with occasional stains; endpapers slightly soiled and foxed. Scattered light soiling and staining, especially to blank margins; several leaves with tears or slight loss to edges not affecting text; other very minor imperfections. A very attractive set overall. . First French edition. Rare. Pietro Trapassi (1698-1782), better known as Metastasio, was regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 18th century; his libretti were set to music by numerous prominent composers.

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        Lettres chinoises ou correspondance philosophique historique & critique

      A La Haye ; A Berlin: Chez Pierre Paupie, 1755. Fine. Chez Pierre Paupie, A La Haye ; A Berlin 1755 - 1746, 6 tomes en 6 vol. in-12 (8x14,5cm), xxiv, 306pp. et 332pp. et 338pp. et 332pp. et 327pp. et 84pp. ; 187pp., six volumes reliés. - New edition (third?) And first in 6 volumes. The First edition date 1746.Les philosophical Dreams are publishing originale.Plein speckled antique brown calf. Smooth back decorated. Parts of titles and volume numbers in red morocco. Triple gold star and mesh spandrels on the boards. All red edges. Three caps and three head and tail frayed. Some corners slightly émoussés.Les Chinese Letters, inaugurated by the same author by Jewish letters that typical design Lights compare manners and customs of many civilizations; work in pattern, always humorous, the first book of its kind: The spy of the court of Marana and Persian Letters of Montesquieu. Chinese narrator writing to his fellow different places of Europe (Moscow Stockholm, Paris ...). The work is supposed to always wonder about the strangeness of our own thoughts and habits. D'Argens also describes several trips east, with interesting information about the customs and institutions of the Eastern countries. Like the Jewish cabalistic or letters from the same author, Chinese letters were published in périodiques.Les philosophical dreams, numbering 20, relations dreams, utopias are authentic; the first tale land inhabited and ruled by apes, the Singimanie; the second involves a monkey and tasks Changijournes narrator, who continually changes of clothes and fashion people ... In the fifteenth dream, the narrator is visited by Racine, and dialogue exposes the field of literature in time of the author, etc ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition (troisième?) et première en 6 volumes. L'édition originale date de 1746. Les Songes philosophiques sont en édition originale. Reliures en plein veau brun moucheté d'époque. Dos lisses orné. Pièces de titres et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge. Triple filet doré et étoiles en écoinçons sur les plats. Toutes tranches rouges. Trois coiffes de tête et et trois de queue élimées. Quelques coins très légèrement émoussés. Les Lettres chinoises, inaugurées par le même auteur par les lettres juives ont ce dessein typique des Lumières de comparer les moeurs et coutumes de plusieurs civilisations ; l'oeuvre reprend le schéma, toujours humoristique, du premier ouvrage de ce type : L'espion de la cour de Marana, puis les Lettres persanes de Montesquieu. Un narrateur chinois écrivant à ses congénères des différents lieux de l'Europe (Moscou, Stockholm, Paris...). L'oeuvre est toujours censée nous interroger sur l'étrangeté de nos propres pensées et coutumes. D'Argens décrit également plusieurs voyages en orient, avec des informations intéressantes sur les moeurs et institutions des pays orientaux. A l'instar des Lettres cabalistiques ou juives du même auteur, les Lettres chinoises furent publiés en périodiques. Les songes philosophiques, au nombre de 20, relations de rêves, sont d'authentiques utopies ; le premier conte une terre habitée et gouvernée par des singes, la Singimanie ; le second entraîne un singe et le narrateur chez les Changijournes, peuple qui change continuellement d'habits et de mode... Dans le quinzième songe, le narrateur reçoit la visite de Racine, et le dialogue expose la matière des belles-lettres à l'époque de l'auteur, etc...

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        Arte de repostería en que se contiene todo genero de hacer dulces secos y en líquido, vizcochos, turrones y natas. Bebidas heladas de todos géneros. con una breve instrucción para conocer las frutas y servirlas crudas y diez mesas, con su explicación. Su autor. repostero en esta Corte, natural del lugar de Matalavilla

      Madrid, en la Imprenta y librería de Joseph García Lanza 1755 - 4º (20 x 14, 8 cm.) 4 h. inc. port., 232 p. Pergamino del siglo XIX, tejuelo rojo en lomo, guardas renovadas. Segunda edición, rara del tratado más importante de repostería publicada en lengua española. Juan de Mata fue repostero mayor de los reyes Felipe V y Fernando VI. “Discípulo de las escuelas gastronómicas francesa e italiana y repostero jefe en la corte de los reyes españoles Felipe V y Fernando VI, la obra de Juan de la Mata titulada Arte de repostería es uno de los tratados de cocina de mayor repercusión publicados en lengua española. En este célebre compendio culinario el prestigioso cocinero castellano ofrece numerosas recetas populares del siglo XVIII, explicadas paso a paso y de manera detallada, para preparar toda suerte de dulces, pastas, compotas, mermeladas, confituras, conservas, jaleas, bizcochos, mazapanes, merengues, rosquillas, caramelos, chocolates y helados, así como una muy práctica serie de consejos y advertencias acerca de los utensilios necesarios en toda cocina, de las diferentes técnicas de pastelería y de la forma más apropiada de disponer y servir una mesa para atender a un gran número de comensales.” Margen inferior mínimamente afectado por el fuego, sin tocar texto. Palau, 157656. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fairies an Opera. The Words taken from Shakespear[!] &c.... [Full score]

      London: I. Walsh. [1755]. Folio. Attractively bound in period style in modern quarter brown calf with decorative blind-tooling, marbled boards, titling to spine gilt. 1f. (title), 1f. (table of contents and publisher's catalogue, "Musick Compos'd by M.r Handel"), [1] (blank), 2-61, [62] (blank), 63-92 pp. Engraved. The title includes an excerpt from the spoken prologue to the work by David Garrick (1717-1779). The singers Mr. Beard, Sigra. Passerini, Sigr. Guadagni, Miss Poitier, Master Moore, Miss Young and Master Reinhold are named in printed captions ("Sung by...") within the score. Very slightly browned; occasional minor signs of wear; tear to inner margin of p. 61 along edge of plate not affecting notation. . First Edition. BUC p. 958. RISM S3666. First performed at Drury Lane in London on February 3, 1755. Smith was a pupil of Handel and was employed by him as a copyist. "By 1725 [Smith] was having lessons from Handel; his early copies and arrangements of works by Handel demonstrate that his progress was rapid and that he was being instructed in composition as well as keyboard... Smith and David Garrick [1717-1779] presented two full-length all-sung Shakespearean operas in 1755 and 1756: The Fairies, based on A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Tempest... Dwarfed by Handel's greatness, Smith's music had little chance for real success. His strongest work retains the style of his mentor, while his attempts at more modern idioms are, with some exceptions, generally less effective. Much of his music is indeed worthy of revival, particularly the opera The Fairies and individual arias, choruses and keyboard selections, but Smith's reputation rests today more on his association with Handel than on his musical accomplishments." Barbara Small in Grove Music Online. "It has been suggested that Garrick was responsible for the alterations to ShakespeareÂ’s text, but he firmly denied it and his prologue suggests that Smith himself was the author. The music survives only in printed score [i.e., the present edition], including the overture, the arias, the final chorus and two symphonies, but omitting the recitatives, dances and other pieces... The plot follows ShakespeareÂ’s, but the ‘rusticsÂ’ are excluded. The characters are Theseus (tenor) and his betrothed Hippolita (silent); Egeus (bass), his daughter Hermia (soprano), her lover Lysander (alto castrato [Guadagni]) and her betrothed Demetrius (tenor; he has no arias), and Helena (soprano), in love with Demetrius; and the king and queen of the fairies, Oberon (baritone) and Titania (soprano), with her servant and Puck (trebles)... GarrickÂ’s (spoken) Prologue is a commentary on the audienceÂ’s ignorance and prejudice towards English composers." Michael Burden in Grove Music Online.

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        ?'uvres

      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) 5 volumes reliés

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        Poesie del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio

      Parigi: Presso la Vedova Quillau [without PN]. 1755. 9 volumes. Octavo. 18th-century binding full polished calf, with raised bands on spines in decorative compartments gilt, all edges gilt, dark blue silk endpapers. Volume I: 1f. (frontispiece with portrait of the poet engraved by D. Sornique after C. Eisen), 1f. (decorative title), [i]-v (dedication with vignette), [vi] (blank), [vii]-xiv (letter from the author), 2f. (part-title), [xix]-cciv ("Dissertazione"), 319, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Artaserse; Adriano in Siria; Demetrio. Frontispiece, with portrait of the poet, engraved by D. Sornique, after C. Eisen. Verse dedication to the Signora Marchese di Pompadour, by Ranieri de' Calsabigi, with engraved vignette. "Dissertazione" on the dramatic poems by Calsabigi. Volume II: 1f. (decorative title), 464 pp. Contains Olimpiade; Issipile; Ezio; La Danza; Il Sogno di Scipione; Il Natal di Giove; Didone Abbandonata. Volume III: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains La Clemenza di Tito; Catone in Utica; Demofoonte. Lacking part- title for Siroe (printer error?). Volume IV: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Alessandro; Achille in Sciro; Ciro Riconosciuto; Temistocle; L'Isola Disabitata; Lie Cinesi Componimento Drammatico che Introduce ad un Ballo. Volume V: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Zenobia; Ipermestra; Antigono; Semiramide; Il Re Pastore; L'Asilo d'Amore. Volume VI: 1f. (decorative title), 459, [i] (blank) pp. Contains L'Eroe Cinese; Attilio Regolo; Adriano in Siria; Didone Abbandonata; Il Tempio dell' Eternità; La Contesa de' Numi. Volume VII: 1f. (decorative title), 459, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Alessandro; Semiramide; Le Grazie Vendicate; Il Palladio Conservato; Il Parnaso; Astrea Placata; La Pace fra la Virtù, e la Bellezza; Il Vero Omaggio; L'Amor Prigioniero; Il Ciclope; Cantate. Volume VIII: 1f. (decorative title), 460 pp. Contains Gioas Re di Giuda; Betulla Liberata; Sant' Elena al Calvario; Giuseppe Riconosciuto; La Morte d'Abel; La Passione di Gesù Cristo; Per la Festività del SSmo. Natale; Isacco Figura del Redentore; Canzonette; Sonetti; Epitalami; La Strada della Gloria. Sogno. Volume IX: 1f. (decorative title), 468, 2f. (Censor's approbation, "Privilege du Roi," and Register). Contains La Galatea; L'Endimione; Gli Orti Esperidi; Il Convito degli Dei; L'Angelica Serenata; La Morte di Catone; L'Origine delle Leggi; Il Ratto d'Europa; Ode per il Santissimo Natale; Giustino; Distribuzione dell' Edizione; Tavola delle Arie. With indices and the autograph signature of B. Brunet, Adjoint at the end of the Register. Label with former owner's name, "Anthony Godwin Hail," laid down to front pastedown of all volumes. Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped, with occasional stains; endpapers slightly soiled and foxed. Scattered light soiling and staining, especially to blank margins; several leaves with tears or slight loss to edges not affecting text; other very minor imperfections. A very attractive set overall. . First French edition. Rare. Pietro Trapassi (1698-1782), better known as Metastasio, was regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 18th century; his libretti were set to music by numerous prominent composers.

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        Lettres d'un François à un Hollandois, au sujet des differends survenus entre la France & la Grande-Bretagne, touchant leurs Possessions respectives dans l'Amérique Septentrionale

      S. e., S. l. 1755 - In-12. 174 pages. 1ère édition au format in-12. Contient quatre lettres de Jacob-Nicolas Moreau (1717-1803). [Lande 656]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language; In Which the Words are Deduced From Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples From the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed A History of the Language, and an English Grammar. In Two Volumes

      London: Printed by W. Strahan, 1755., 1755. FIRST EDITIONS. 2 volumes; Folio. Complete. Titles in red and green labels. Original speckled tan calf with marbled endpapers, all edges flecked in red, expertly respined to style by Trevor Lloyd Bindery, subtle repairs to corners. A beautiful, sympathetic binding which employs a style of decoration that is handsome and highly appropriate. Vol 1: internally clean with neat ink initials 'JH' [Sir Joseph Hawley] to first blank, soft horizontal crease and tiny (3mm) edgetear to title; Vol 2: internally clean but for faint spotting to first and final leaves, some soft folds to corners, neat soft vertical crease to title, minute repair to very tips of corners of same, marginal (later) ownership also. This is an attractive and complete copy of this cornerstone of the English language. Internally clean, some marginal wear to prelims volume I, a few light spots here and there and the armorial bookplate of the Graham of Gartmore to the verso of both title pages. An impressive set. Dr. Johnson performed with his dictionary the most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography. Courtney & Nicol Smith p39-72

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        Mémoires des Commissaires du Roi et de ceux de sa Majesté britannique, sur les possessions et les droits respectifs des deux couronnes en Amérique; avec les Actes publics et Pièces justificatives. 3 Volumes

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1755 - 3 volumes in-4, paginations diverses. Sans le volume 4 paru en 1757. Complet de la carte dépliante en frontispice du tome 1. Reliures plein veau, dos ornés, pièces de titres et de tomaisons en maroquin, restaurations récentes aux coins. Description détaillée sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables choisies, mises en vers

      Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert [for] Desaint & Saillant [and] Durand,, 1755-1759. 4 volumes, folio (420 x 280 mm). Contemporary French cats-paw calf, richly gilt spines, twin red and olive-green morocco labels, triple blind fillet on sides, red edges, marbled endpapers. Engraved and etched frontispiece by Dupuis and Cochin after Jean-Baptiste Oudry, engraved portrait of Oudry by Tardieu after L'argilliere, 275 plates after Oudry, engraved under Cochin's direction by Elizabeth Cousinet, Baquoy, Legrand, Fessart, Lemire, Cochin himself and others, wood-engraved vignette on each title, wood-engraved head and tailpieces by Papillon and Le Sueur after Bachelier. The first plate accompanying "Le Singe et le Leopard" (vol. III, facing p. 112) in the second state, with the banner lettered. Small bookstamps of the Fürstliche Fürsternbergische Hofbibliothek at Donaueschingen on verso of most plates; a few discreet repairs to bindings, partial fading of upper part of front covers on volumes I & III, occasional pale browning to letterpress. First edition of "one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books" (Ray). Jean-Baptiste Oudry's sketches for La Fontaine's Fables were executed for his own enjoyment between 1729 and 1735. They were purchased by the publisher Montenault, who asked the finest engraver in France, Charles-Nicolas Cochin the Younger, to take charge of their transformation into finished prints. Cochin redrew the original designs, improving the figures and backgrounds and supplying precise lines for the engravers. The final result was thus their dual achievement. Oudry's images were among the most influential of all contemporary artistic creations, inspiring imitations in media as varied as Beauvais tapestry, porcelain and furniture. A handsome set in contemporary French calf of one of the glories of rococo book production.

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        Abhandlung von der Erhaltung des Getraides, und besonders des Weizens. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Johann Daniel Titius (d. i. J. D. Tietz)

      Leipzig, Lankisch 1755.. Mit 13 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. XXX, 220 S. Lederband d. Zt. Ebert 6467; Goldsmith 8777. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe, erschienen zwei Jahre nach der französischen Originalausgabe. Wichtige Abhandlung über die Volksernährung. "... Die Einwohner in den Städten kennen fast kein anderes als Weizenbrodt, und die Reichen würden viel Leiden wenn sie kein feines Brodt hätten. Es gibt aber ganze Provinzen wo das Brodt nur aus Roggen, Gersten oder Buchweizen gemacht wird. Ja in den schlechten Jahren, müssen sich die Bauern von Haber, Hirsen, Erbsen, Bohnen und anderer dergleichen Hülsenfrüchte ernähren". - Eines der Hauptwerke des französischen Botanikers und Ingenieurs Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782). Duhamel gilt als Begründer der Forstbotanik und war Spezialist für Nutzpflanzen. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen Getreidespeicher, Geräte, Maschinen, ?-fen u. a. - Etwas berieben. Gutes Exemplar!

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

      chez le Vrai Sage, "Par-tout" [Paris?] 1755 - Octavo, title in black and red with a vignette; contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments. Pioneering socialist utopia. 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 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.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.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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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