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

      Lockyer Davis, London, Lord Bacon's Head near Salisbury Court, Fleetstreet. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poesie del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio. 9 Bde.

      Paris Quillau 1755 - Kl-8; je Bd. ca. 450 bis 500 pp, 1 gest. Front. (von D. Sornique nach C. Eisen), 9 Kupfertitel, 1 gest. große und zahlr. kleine Vignetten; dunkelrotes Ldr. d. Zeit mit reicher Rücken- und Kantenvergoldung, Goldfileten, Eckfleurons, Buntpapiervorsätzen, Goldschnitt und Lesebändchen (stellenweise leicht fleckig, berieben oder bestoßen. In jedem Band Adelsexlibris mit getilgtem Wappen und Namen); ganz vereinzelt etwas fleckig oder knittrig, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten und frisch. Biogr. Univ. 28, 450; Brunet III, 375; Graesse IV, 505. - Prachtvoll gebundene schöne Gesamtausgabe, entstanden unter der Aufsicht des gefeierten Dichters (1698-1782) und von ihm selbst sehr geschätzt. Hrsg. und mit einer umfangreichen Einleitung versehen von Metastasios Freund Ranieri de’ Calzabigi, enthält sie die bis 1754 verfassten Werke, ein Vorwort des seit 1729 in Wien lebenden Autors sowie ein Verzeichnis der in den Texten enthaltenen Arien. - Nach dem Tod Metastasios, der mit seinen Libretti die Vokalmusik seiner Zeit wesentlich beeinflusste, erschienen 1783 noch drei Nachtragsbände. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Afbeelding van de zaal en ’t praalbed waar op het lyk van zyne doorluchtige hoogheid den heere Willem Karel Hendrik Friso, Prinse van Oranje en Nassau [.]. Naauwkeuriglyk nageteekend door den Heere de Swart, architect van het hof; en in het kooper gebragt door Jan Punt. Amsterdam, François Changuion, 1752. Bound with: Lyk-staetsie van zyne doorluchtigste hoogheid den heere Willem Carel Hendrik Friso, Prince van Orange en Nassau. [.] Naeuwkeuriglyk nagetekent door P. van Cuyk, Junior. en in het kooper gebragt door J. Punt. ’s-Gravenhage, Pieter Gosse en Nicolaes van Daalen, 1755.

      - Blindstamped vellum. Back slightly cracked, else a fine copy. [1] 2°: A4, with a full page engraved portrait of William IV and 4 double page engravings; [2] 2°: A-K2, paginated: 1-39, with 41 large double-page engravings. All plates engraved by Jan Punt (1711-1779). Both works appeared on the occasion of the death of Prince William IV of Orange in The Hague in the night of the 21st and 22nd October 1751. The first book has a description and four plates of the room in Huis ten Bosch with the death bed of the deceased and a ground plan of the same. The text of the second book -printed in both Dutch and French in two columns on each page- describes the funeral procession that took place on February 4th 1752 in Delft. Plate 41 is a large view of the Groote Markt in Delft with the New Church. B2280.

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        ESOPO ALLA GRATA - CANTI TRE DEL DOTTORE CARLO GOLDONI FRA GLI ARCADI POLISSENO FEGEJIO PER LA SOLENNE PROFESSIONE DELLA N.D. MARIA QUINTILIA REZZONICO NEL NOBILISSIMO MONASTERO DI SANTA CATTERINA IN VENEZIA

      Pitteri Francesco, Venezia 1755 - Edizione: Prima edizione . Pagine: 48 . Illustrazioni: Fregi . Formato: 16° . Ex libris: EU . Rilegatura: Cartonato leggero con carta d'epoca . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Rilegato con carta a fiori d'epoca, il volumetto è deliziosamente stampato col testo in cornice tipografica.Si tratta dell'edizione originale ed è su carta forte. Curiosa la dedica al conte Lodovico Wiseman "Vostra eccellenza mi ha comandato di scrivere qualche cosa per la Professione della Nobilissima Cognata sua. I di lei comandi po

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft deß Alten und Neuen Testaments. Wie solche von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther im Jahr 1522 in unsere Teutsche Mutter-Sprach zu übersetzen angefangen, Anno 1534 zu End gebracht... Samt einer Vorrede J.M. Dilherrns. (Biblia Sacra)

      Nürnberg, Joh. Andrea Endterischen Handlung, 1755. Gestoch. Frontispiz, 28 Bll. (inkl. das zweifarbig gedr. Tbl. mit schöner Vignette), 12 Blatt mit Porträtkupfer der Kurfürsten und sächsischen Herzöge, davon 11 nummer. ; 6 Blatt mit Luthers Leben und einem ganzs Porträt von Luther. 2 Blatt mit Lebensbeschr. von Abraham und Aaron. (= 48 unpag. Blatt) 1181 Seiten mit 11 Blatt \"Register\". Inkl. 7 (6 davon nummeriert) Kupfertafeln und mit 149 Holzschnittabb. im Text. Blindgeprägter Schweinsledereinband über Holzdeckeln mit 8 Messing-Eckbeschlägen (sog. \"Biernägeln\") sowie mit Lederresten von den 2 Schließen. (Messingschließteile am oberen Buchdeckel vorhanden) Folio. Vollständiges und recht gutes Exemplar der sog. \"Dilherr-Bibel\" mit den schönen Holzschnitten. Einthält das \"Alte\" (Seite 1 - 912) und das \"Neue\" Trestament (Seite 913 - 1181). Mit einem ganzseit. Frontispiz von dem \"Neuen Testament\". Holzdeckel ein wenig \"wurmspurig\" sonst gut bis sehr gut. Erste Seiten leicht fingerschmutzig. Vorsatz mit handschr. Eintragungen der Vorbesitzer das Älteste datiert mit 1728 (??) das \"jüngste\" von 1943. Fast lückenloser Familiennachweis. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Die ganze Heilige Schrift.

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        Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis - Bibel Oder Heilige Schrift Deß Alten und Neuen Testaments - 2 Bände. Nach der Uralten / und in Latein gemeinen / auch von der Römisch-Catholischen Kirch bewährten Ubersetzung; Mit Vorgesetztem Lateinischen Text treulich auf jetzige Art zu reden. Zumfünfftenmahl also eingericht von P. Thoma Aq. Erhard S. Benedicti Ordens, kommet zu dieserm fünfften Druck ein nutzliches Erklärungs-Buch und bequeme Anleitung wie die Heilige Schrift zu verstehen und zu gebrauchen.

      Augsburg, Anton Maximilian Heiß für Johann Strötter, 1737. 5. Auflage 14 Blatt, 905, 732 Seiten, 16 Blatt 2°, Leder 6 Bünde, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, Rotschnitt, zweisprachig Deutsch - Lateinisch, Kanten stärker berieben, Einband vorne und einige Seiten mit kleinem Wurmschaden, sonst guter Zustand Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Thomas Aquinas Erhard

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        Biblia sacra, oder Heilige Schrift des alten und neuen Testaments. Nach der ur-alten und in Latein gemeinen, auch von der römisch-catholischen Kirch bewährten Übersetzung von P. Thoma Aq. Erhard, S. Benedicti Ordens. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Grätz und Inspruck, Veith und Wolff, 1749. 2°. Zweispaltiger lateinisch-deutscher Bibeldruck, Titelblatt in rot-schwarz. Mit einigen Vignetten, Initialen und Illustrationen in Kupferstich. 844 (1), 672 (17) S. Ganzlederband mit 6 Bünden, Rückenvergoldung und Rundum-Farbschnitt, - 1. Erster Theil. In sich haltend des alten Testaments Gesaz- und History-Bücher: Des Moysis, Josue, der Richter, Ruth, der Königen, der Königen Chronick, des Esdrä, Tobiä, Judith, Esther, Jobs, der Psalmen Davids, des Salomons und Sirachs. - 2. Zweiter Theil. In sich haltend die grosse und kleine Propheten, die Bücher der Machabäer und das ganze neue Testament. Einband bestoßen und an Kapitalen rissig. Eine Metallschließe abgerissen. Innen vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Wenige Bleistiftanstreichungen am Textrand. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Bibel, Heilige Schrift, Testament, Bibeldrucke, L

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        Der Oeconomische Tausendkünstler in unzähligen Sympatetischen antipatetischen und andern besonder wunderbaren Wein- und Haußhaltungsgeheimnüssen bewiesen.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig, ohne Drucker, 1755. - ca.17 x 9,5 cm. 7 Bll., 536 SS., 36 Bll. Pappband um 1800 mit Rückenschild und Goldfileten Seltenes Hausvaterbuch mit starkem Schwerpunkt auf dem Anbau, der Herstellung und Veredelung von Wein. Die ersten 223 Seiten handeln fast ausschliesslich von verschiedenen hierauf bezogenen Techniken, der Beschaffenheit eines guten Weinkellers, Lagerung, Bekämpfung von Schimmel, schlechtem Geruch etc. Sodann viele Rezepte für "Wein" aus Kirschen, Wachholder, Quitten, Himbeeren, Apfelmost, Limonaden, Brandwein, Kräuterschnaps, Essig. Sodann Kapitel über ausländische Weine. Erst danach folgen weitere Bereiche der typischen Hausvaterliteratur: Gartenbau, Baumzucht, Kuchenbacken, Vertreiben von Ungeziefer, „Jäger- und Schützen-Künste", Hauskalender vom Wein-, Feld- und Wiesen-Bau, am Schluß ein Traumbüchlein. - Komplett, aber eine Lage verbunden: Seiten 497-512 (Lage Ii) zwischen das Register gebunden. - Titel mit kleinem altem Stempel, etwas fleckig, gebräunt, teils kleiner Wasserrand. Einband berieben und bestossen, insgesamt jedoch ordentlich. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Disputationes Chirurgicae selectae, collegit, editit, praefatus est Albertus Hallerus.

      Marc-Michele,, Lausanne, 1755 - 5 Bände. Lausanne, Marc-Michele, 1755-1756. 4°. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 5 wiederholten Porträt-Titelvignetten und 51 Kupfern auf 50 (davon 22 gefaltete) Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit. Lundsgaard 708. - Waller 3999. - Wellcome III, 199. - Blake 195. - Die mittlere der drei grossen Sammlungen von Haller editiert. Zum grössten Teil medizinische Dissertationen aus der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. - Stellenweise leicht fleckig. Band 5 mit Wasserrand auf dem Titel und den ersten 20 Seiten. Sonst sehr breitrandiges Exemplar. Einbände beschabt. Ecken bestossen. Sprache: Lateinisch / Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SEVEN YEARS’ WAR - ATLANTIC CANADA & MAINE]. PARTIE ORIENTALE DU CANADA TRADUITE DE L'ANGLOIS DE CARTE DE JEFFERY’S PUBLIÉE A LONDRES EN MAY 1755.

      - This rare and engaging map details the political geography behind the Acadia Boundary Dispute, contested between France and Britain, a major cause of the Seven Years’ War (1756-63), also known as the French & Indian War. The bilingual map (French and German) focuses on the Canadian Maritimes and Maine, but extends south and west as far as Boston, Lake Champlain and Montreal. The various competing British and French historical claims to parts of the Canadian Maritimes (Acadia), Quebec and Maine, are demarcated by a series of lines and shading, which are explained in ‘Explications,’ or legends, in the upper part of the map. The general geography of the map is derived from Thomas Jefferys’s A New Map of Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton Island (London, 1755), which Le Rouge notes was published in May 1755. The table on the right-hand side of the map compares various latitudinal and longitudinal readings on the present map to those on eight other well-known maps of the region. In the upper right quadrant, the composition is adorned with an elegant, if a touch archaic, allegorical scene of Neptune riding a sea chariot led by hypocanthuses. In 1749, France and Britain convened a Joint Commission to resolve their boundary dispute in Acadia. Tensions between the two powers remained high following the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (1748), which ended the War of Austrian Succession (1740-8) on the terms of status quo ante bellum. However, the parties disagreed about what the "status quo ante bellum" meant, as they had markedly different interpretations of the Franco-British boundaries in the region, as proscribed by the Treaty of Utrecht (1713). The problem was that the relevant wording of that treaty was extremely vague. While both sides agreed that France had ceded at least a part of Acadia to Britain in 1713, they could not agree as to the size and bounds of the ceded territory. The original wording the Treaty of Utrecht read: "The most Christian king [Louis XIV of France] will entrust to [Anne] the Queen of Great Britain Nova Scotia also, otherwise Acadia, in its entirety, conformable to its ancient limits; as also the town of Port Royal, now called Annapolis Royal, and generally all the dependencies of the said lands " The British interpreted this phrase to mean that France had ceded all of the mainland of the Canadian Maritimes (thus omitting Cape Breton Island and the Island of St. John / P.E.I.), Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula, and a long strip of land along of the south shore of the St. Lawrence Estuary. The French interpreted the same line to mean that they had only ceded the southeastern coast of the Peninsula of Nova Scotia, plus the vicinity of the town of Port Royal (renamed Annapolis Royal by the British in 1713). Objective legal analysts have since interpreted the cession to actually consist of the entirety of Peninsular Nova Scotia, but nothing else. As shown on the present map, both sides were miles apart. As explored by Mary Pedley, in her fine article ‘Map Wars: The Role of Maps in the Nova Scotia / Acadia Boundary Disputes of 1750,’ both France and Britain employed a great assortment of historical maps and textual documents to support their respective claims, and both sides were able to draw on strong historical precedents. The British claimed that John Cabot, an explorer sailing under the English flag, had discovered the region in 1497, and that King James I had formally chartered the territory to British subjects in 1621. The French countered that they had built the first permanent settlement in the region (Port Royal), in 1603, which was followed up by numerous French royal charters, settlements and fortifications, most notably the great bastion of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island (established in 1713). The British then counterclaimed that this was all trumped by the Utrecht cessions and that British claims were now anchored by their brand-new Royal Navy base at Halifax (founded in 1749). The British produced a

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        EARTHQUAKES – PORTUGAL – GREAT LISBON EARTHQUAKE OF 1755. ANGESTELLTE BETRACHTUNG ÜBER DIE DEN I. NOVEMBER 1755. SO AUSSERORDENTLICHE ERDBEBEN UND MEERESBEWEGUNGEN, WODURCH DIE GRUNDFESTE EINES GROSSEN THEILS EUROPENS UND AFRICA ERSCHÜTTERT. IN VIER ABH.

      - This fascinating pamphlet is an important contemporary source on the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, written less than two months after the catastrophe suddenly destroyed one of the world’s great cities and devastated an entire region. Compiled by the respected Augsburg newspaper publisher Johann Andreas Maschenbauer, this entertaining work features ‘Special Reports’ from eyewitnesses to the event and its aftermath, the latest of which was written less than two weeks before the pamphlet was printed. Attractively, the work features nine maps and views of places in the affected region by the prominent engraver George Christoph Kilian. Maschenbuaer’s pamphlet was imbued with great authority all across Central Europe, not only for its coverage of the events in southwestern Iberia, but on the subject of earthquakes in general, and is still referenced by writers today. The pamphlet is rare in its complete form, as presented here, with all nine of the called-for maps and views. The Great Lisbon Earthquake of November 1, 1755 was one of the most consequential natural disasters in modern history and a key historical event of 18th Century Europe. At 9:40 AM on the All Saints’ Day holiday, the earthquake struck with awesome force, estimated to be between 8.5 and 9.0 on the Richter Scale. Intense shaking lasted between 3.5 and 6 minutes and fissures opened in the ground that were as much as 15 feet wide. Large masonry buildings, some centuries old, collapsed and innumerable fires broke out. As many of Lisbon’s stunned residents sought safety in the open spaces of the waterfront, they witnessed the horrifying spectacle of Lisbon’s great harbour being completely emptied of water. This was the prelude to a maremoto (tsunami) that within 40 minutes of the quake would race into to harbour and up the Tagus River, destroying everything in its path. This immense wall of water travelled with such velocity up the Tagus "that several people riding on horseback . were forced to gallop as fast as possible to the upper grounds for fear of being carried away." By the time the dust settled, as many as 100,000 people were killed and Lisbon’s city centre was almost completely destroyed, with the ruins in flames. Tragically for posterity, virtually all of Portugal’s’ archives and artifacts from the Great Age of Exploration, in the 15th and 16th Centuries, was lost. The Portuguese government was crippled and it would be many years before it recovered normal functionality, while the nation’s role as world power was permanently brought to an end. Many other places in Southern Portugal and Southwestern Spain experienced serious damage, but none as severe as Lisbon. The earthquake had ramifications far beyond Iberia. While disasters had struck major European cities before (such as the Great Fire of London of 1666) and important colonial centres had been destroyed by earthquakes (such as Port Royal, Jamaica in 1692 and Lima, Peru in 1748), this was a shock to European consciousness on an entirely new level. People all across the Western world were stunned that Lisbon, one of Europe’s greatest cities and imperial capitals, could be completely wiped out within the span of an hour. Religious scholars reflected on "God’s Judgment" upon Portugal and philosophers such as Voltaire and Immanuel Kant tried to find a rationale for such a tragedy. In the contemporary context of Enlightenment science, the Lisbon Earthquake led to the genesis of the formal study of seismology, as well as new engineering standards. As noted by Maschenbauer, the present account was prepared on December 26, 1755, less than two months after the Lisbon Earthquake. The work is divided into four parts, plus an appendix. Following a brief introduction, the first section outlines various theories regarding the causation of earthquakes. The second section describes major historical earthquakes from antiquity to modern times. The third section features ‘Special Nachrichten’ (Special Reports), that had

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        Mes loisirs [Ensemble] Apologie du genre humain

      Chez Desaint et Saillant 1755 - - Chez Desaint et Saillant, à Paris 1755, in-12 (9,5x16,5cm), 244pp. (11), relié. - Edition originale, rare. Les deux œuvres 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 quatre fleurons caissonnés, roulette en queue. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Filet à froid d'encadrement sur les plats. Un trou de ver en queue. Bel exemplaire. L'ouvrage consiste en une suite de maximes sur des sujets très variés et fait inévitablement penser aux Maximes de La Rochefoucauld 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 œuvre 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 XVIIIème, qu'on trouvera chez les plus grands philosophes. A la date de 1755, l'auteur n'était 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 XIXème : Château de Chatillon. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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 244pp. (11) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PARTIE OCCIDENTALE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE OU DU CANADA’. Second edition of Bellin’s large map of the Great Lakes. Published by Homann Heirs after

      Nicolas Bellin 1755 - 43x54cm. Original outline colour. Excellent condition. In the Lake Superior Bellin includes a fictitious island named ‘Isle Philippeaux’.

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        The History and Adventures of the renowned Don Quixote, Translated from the Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. To which is prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life. By T. Smollett.

      London: Printed for A. Millar, T. Osborn, and c., 1755. - FIRST EDITION OF SMOLLETT'S TRANSLATION. 2 volumes; 4to (290 x 230mm). Bound in recent full speckled and panelled calf, red and black title labels, titled in gilt a handsome modern binding to style. Edges speckled red. Internally clean. Professional repair to margin of frontispiece Volume I, with some minor edgewear to prelims. Some isolated dampstaining to lower edge of a couple of pages of Volume I. Some very light marginal foxing. Errata leaf at end of Volume II. A clean and handsome set in an attractive binding. Illustrated with 28 fine, sharp, copper engraved plates by Ravenet, and Grignion from Hayman's designs. A lovely set of this superb production, Smollett's only illustrated quarto, and Hayman's best book according to Rothschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Bellin, "L' Isle Formose et Partie des Costes de la Chine .".

      - 1755, 22,5 x 28

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        Traité des Arbres et Arbustes qui se cultivent en France en pleine terre.

      - Paris, H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1755. 2 volumes. 4to (250 x 195mm). pp. (4), lxii, 368; (2), 387, with 4 (3 folded) engraved plates, 250 full-page woodcuts and 190 small engravings (of botanical details) in the text. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with 6 raised bands, richly gilt ornaments and 2 gilt lettered lables (skilful repair to hinges). A fine copy of the first edition of this great French classic on trees and shrubs with the famous Matthiolus woodcuts. "During the seventeenth century engraving on metal began to replace woodcuts in botanical illustration, but the Mattioli blocks were so outstanding that they were bought by a French botanist of the following century, Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-82), who used a hundred and fifty-four of them to illustrate the two volumes of his 'Traité des Arbres et Arbustes' in 1755.As he said in his preface, 'J'ai eu le bonheur de recouvrer presque toutes les planches de la belle édition latine de Matthiole de Valgrisi: les Imprimeurs de mon Ouvrage ont fait graver avec soin celles qui y manquoient'. The hundred or so extra woodcuts of post-Mattioli plants may have been done with care, as he says, but they are incredibly stiff and lifeless, looking like the work of unskilled amateurs in comparison with that of Liberale and Meyerpeck" (S. Raphael. Mattioli's Herbal). A number of Duhamel's woodblocks of Mattioli were rediscovered some time ago and were offered for sale by Antiquariaat Junk, but are no longer available.Provenance: Inside frontcover with Royal Horticultural Society. Lindley Library cancelled bookplateNissen BBI, 547. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A SUMMARY, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL OF THE FIRST PLANTING, PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PRESENT STATE OF THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS OF NORTH- AMERICA

      Boston, New-England, Printed: London re-printed for R. Baldwin in Pater-noster-Row, 1755. First British edition of the first history of America as a whole, by a resident American, detailing its component parts, their social and economic conditions and potential, politics, and geographical features. 8vo. 2 vols.: 568; 416 pp. Folding map by Thomas Jeffreys (not included in the Boston edition and often lacking), with colony borders hand-colored. Howes D-436 (first published in Boston, 1747-1753 and first issued in parts). Sabin 20728: "The work is authentic and valuable and should find its place in every American library." Brinley 166. Sowerby Library of Thomas Jefferson (for the London, 1760 edition), 447. Wroth American Bookshelf 1755, pp. 87-90 ("the best collection of facts in general, for a future historian, that was ever made or published"). Old library stamps on verso of title pages, with release stamps, and last pages; map with archival repair at folds and top edges, else a crisp set in attractive new bindings. Rebound in calf, period-style, gilt, spine with gilt ornaments and rules between raised bands, leather spine labels. (#6172)

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        Der monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung .

      - Nürnberg, bey den Röselischen Erben/ J.J. Fleischmann/ zu finden bey dem Verfasser, (1755-1761). 4 volumes. 4to (197 x 165mm). With 1 engraved portrait of Roesel, 3 handcoloured engraved frontispieces and 357 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates (printed on 285 leaves). Contemporary half calf, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lines and 2 gilt lettered labels (and:) KLEEMANN, C.F.C. Beyträge zur Natur- und Insecten-Geschichte. (Nürnberg 1761-1776). 4to (197 x 165mm). With 44 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lines and 2 gilt lettered labels. A rare complete set of the most important and finest entomological German publication of the 18th century. Our copy comprises the rare supplement by Kleemann. The work was published by Roesel and his son-in-law Kleemann, both lived in Bavaria, in Nürnberg, working as artists, and both were ardent students of local natural history."Roesel, who studied at first with his father and then with his uncle Wilhelm, an animal painter in Merseburg, later became a pupil of the famous Preisler in Nuremberg. After living in Copenhagen from 1726 to 1728 he returned to Nuremberg for good, and there, besides painting portraits and drawings, he applied himself in particular to the study of nature. He collected insects, their eggs and larvae, studied the process of hatching, pupation, and emergence, and painted all this in a most meticulous way, as Kleemann tells us. His manuscripts, with 406 illustrations, are now in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich. Roesel also made the engravings of his drawings and, until his death in 1757, his 'loving and diligent spouse' contributed fine colouring to the prints" (Nissen. Bestiaries). The handcoloured engraved frontispieces are of a great beauty and the plates, especially of his favourite group, butterflies and moths, usually show a complete life history, with eggs, larva, pupa and perfect insect.There was no title page published for the first issue of the supplement by Kleemann. However a second issue of the supplement was published in 1792 which does have a printed title as well as 4 more plates. As is mostly the case the set is composed of first and second issues. The first 2 volumes are in the second issue, the remaining volumes in the first.The text was printed on thin paper and as in all copies, is prone to foxing. Our copy likewise has some occasional slight foxing to the text. The plates being printed on fine thick paper have no foxing and are in mint condition. A nice uniformly bound set.Junk, Rara p. 159; Nissen ZBI, 3466 & 2201. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        At the Assizes Held at Rochester, for the County of Kent.

      1755 - The Fate of 40 Prisoners [Crime and Criminals]. [Great Britain]. At the Assizes Held at Rochester, For the County of Kent, On Monday, March 17, 1755. George Sayer, Esq; Sheriff. [Rochester: s.n., 1755]. 4 pp. Folio (15" x 9-1/2"). Moderate toning, three horizontal fold lines, some edgewear with two tears along folds, text annotated throughout in contemporary hand, docketed at foot of p.4: "Kent Calendar/ Lent Assizes 1755/ Geo. Sayer Esq./ Sheriff." * A list of 40 prisoners, 36 printed and 4 added in contemporary manuscript, with detailed charges held against them while being held at Rochester Goal, Kent, England. The annotations list the sentences passed on each detainee, such as "Transported," "Death," "Not Guilty," and "Whipt [sic]." The annotations were probably written by Sheriff Sayer or one of his clerks. An example of one of the charges: "William Savage, committed by S. Stevenson, Esq; (Mayor of Maidstone) the 12th of December, charged on a strong Suspicion of feloniously conveying certain Instruments into his Majesty's Goal at Maidstone aforesaid, in order to facilitate the Escape of certain Prisoners in the said Goal, charged or Convicted of diverse Felonies." Savage was sentenced to transportation. Not listed on OCLC or ESTC; neither locate any assizes for Rochester goal.

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        Stadtplan ('Pianta Della Citta di Firenze nelle seu vere misure colla descrizione dei luoghi piu notabili di ciascun Quartiere.').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich b. Giuseppe Bouchard in Firenze, dat. 1755, 51 x 68,5 Boffito, A., Firenze nelle Vedute e Piante, p.78-9. - Important and highly decorative plan of Florenz. - A very fine plan of 18th-century Florence, which appeared in the monumental view book of one of the four greatest Italian view painters of the period Giuseppe Zocchi. - Rare, richly detailed plan of Florence, designed and engraved by the Florentine architect Ferdinando Ruggieri. - Streets and landmarks are named directly on the map, and four separate legends describe the number of churches, monasteries, hospitals, academies and theaters in each quarter of the city. - Ruggieri is best known for his masterwork. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A System of Moral Philosophy, in Three Books.To Which Is Prefixed Some Account of the Life, Writings, and Character of the Author, by the Reverend William Leechman, D.D.

      A. Miller/ T. Longman, London 1755 - First & last few leaves of vol. I chipped at edges, small staple-like puncture holes to bottom corners of front leaves; first fifty pages of vol. II lightly dampstained at top corners; a few leaves in both vols. bent at corner tips; leaf edges, orig. eps, tps, some leaves & margins foxed, else a very handsome, tight & clean set of this classic work. ; Three books bound in two volumes; recently rebound in rich banded dark brown full moroccan, with black leather backstrip labels, gilt lettering, new endpapers. ; 4to; 358/380 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Einleitung zu der mathematischen und physikalischen Kenntniá [Kenntnis] der Erdkugel. Aus dem Holl„ndischen bersetzet von Abraham Gotthelf K„stner.

      G"ttingen und Leipzig Verlag Elias Luzac des Jngern ; 1755 - EA; ca 25x20 cm; (12) 430, 174 (10) Seiten mit gest. Titelvignette und 15 Kupfertafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit farbigem Rckenschild (Einband geringfgig bestoáen, Name auf Vorsatzblatt, 4 Kupfertafeln st„rker braunfleckig [andere Papierart], die anderen Tafeln nur gering bis gar nicht braunfleckig; sonst gutes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Neueröfneter Schauplatz aller vorfallenden Staats- Kriegs- u. Friedens-Begebenheiten, wie auch d. neuesten Geschichte. .

      Erfurt. verlegts Jo. Heinr. Nonnens sel. Witwe, 1755. - mit 16 Kupfern, kl.8°. 17,5 x 11,3 cm. 1015 (9) Seiten, In gutem Zustand. der Einband berieben, fleckig, am Vorderdeckel wasserwellig und vom Deckel teils gelöst, am Fuß des Hinterdeckels stärker fleckig, der Schnitt etwas braunfleckig, beide Spiegel wasserfleckig, das erste Kupfer dadurch etwas betroffen, der Buchblock sauber und nur gering gebräunt, alle Kupfer vorhanden und bis auf das erste in gutem Zustand. vollständiger Titel: Neueröfneter Schauplatz aller vorfallenden Staats- Kriegs- u. Friedens-Begebenheiten, wie auch der neuesten Geschichte der Kirchen, der Gelehrsamkeit und der Natur nebst andern Merkwürdigkeite, mit gehörigen Documenten und nützlichen Anmerkungen aus allen Theilen der Wissenschaften, Erste bis sechzehende Eröffnung. Pergament auf 5 echten Bünden mit durchgezogenen Pergamentriemchen, spanischen Kanten und einem Lederrückenschild, Dreiseitenrotschnitt, Hardcover in Pergament, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit („Kaestner").

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Alt einmontiert in: Ders.: Vermischte Schriften. Bd. 1 (v. 2). Altenburg, Richter, 1755. (8) Bll., 255 SS. Neuerer marmorierter Pappband im Stil der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.). Der Brief an einen M. Reinauer: „[.] Il y a un de mes amis qui es curieux de voir la lettre de Voltaire à M. de Condamine [?] que Vous m’aves montrée il y a quelque tem[p]s [.]". – Stärker knittrig und gebräunt. – Goedeke IV 26, 6, 1. Wilpert-G. 27. Brieger 1318. Erste Ausgabe des ersten Bandes; ein zweiter Band erschien erst 1772. Gutes, gelegentlich schwach gebräuntes und stockfleckiges Exemplar. – Beiliegend: Ders.: Neueste großentheils noch ungedruckte Sinngedichte und Einfälle. O. O. u. V., 1782. (16), 143 SS. Neuerer marmorierter Pappband im Stil der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Goedeke IV 26, 4. Zweite Ausgabe. Brieger 1315 (gibt diese Ausgabe als die erste an). Stellenweise etwas gebräunt. – Beide Bände mit dem Exlibris des Schweizer Schriftstellers Emanuel Stickelberger (1884–1962) am vorderen Innendeckel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kristelyken Ouderdom. Waar in van den Ouderdom in het Gemeen, en der Eerstvaderen in het byzonder geschreven. Deszelfs Beschryving volgens Prediker XII. 2-7. Uitvoerig verklaard, en door Toepassende Aanmerkingen nadrukkelyk aangedrongen word. Waar in ook de Ongemakken, en Verdrietelykheden met de Voorrechten, en Aangenaamheden des Ouderdoms, levendig uitgebeeld worden. Alles Geschikt om denzelven gemakkelyk te maken, en Kristelyk te doen doorbrengen. De Voorreden behelst ook eenige Aanmerkingen tot vermindering der Broedergeschillen, en tot bevordering van Salems Vrede. WAARBIJ: Kristelyken Ouderdom. Waar in den Gezegenden Ouderdom Schriftmatig, en in veele byzonderheden verklaard is. Waar in teffens de Bedenkingen tegen denzelven weggenome

      Amsterdam, Adriaan Wor 1755/1756/1756 - 3 delen, (63, 1) 486, (19, 25) 503 (1), (38, 22) 495 (1) p. Origineel Perkament, 8°

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        L’Historie Naturelle Eclaircie Dans Une De Ses Parties Principales, L’Oryctologie, Qui Traite Des Terres, Des Pierres, Des Métaux, Des Minéraux, Et | [in red:] Autres Fossiles, Ouvrage Dans Lequel On Trouve une nouvelle méthode Latine & François de les diviser, & une notice critique des principaux. Ouvrages qui ont paru fur ces matières. Enrichi de Figures dessinées d'après Nature. Par M *** des Sociétés Royales des Sciences de Londres & de Montpellier

      Paris: Chez du Bure, 1755. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 4to (286 x 212mm). [8], [i]-xvj, [1]-560pp., [ii, corrections and adverts.]. Full-page engraved frontispiece ?"L?'Oryctologie,?" signed ?"Devermont Del. Chedel Sc.?" it depicts a goddess holding shells and coral with minerals and stones at her feet. 25 engraved plates showing mostly mineralogical subjects. Each of the plates has a description at the top, with a notation as to the subscriber that paid for the plate at the bottom. Title page in red and black. Original 18th-century French mottled calf, spine gilt with red morocco lettering label, marbled endpapers, red edges; (only lightest occasional spots, otherwise excellent). From the Collection of Earl of Macclesfield in South Library at Shirburn Castle, armorial bookplate and motto (shelfmark 168.A.11) to front pastedown and blind embossed coat of arms to frontis., title, and first dedication page. Scarce Second Edition. L?'Histoire Naturelle was first printed in 1742, in a single volume that dealt with both mineralogy and conchology; however, in later editions, these two subjects were split into individual books, revised and expanded, and issued as independent works. Therefore, the second, third and fourth editions of the volume concerning minerals and petrifaction have appeared respectively in this second edition of 1755, 1760 and 1775, and the part dealing with conchology had second and third editions in 1757 and 1780. An impressive compilation of 18th century mineral knowledge. Dezallier?'s introduction provides a critical review of past authors and their books. This is followed by a précis of his mineralogical system that gives a tabular arrangement of minerals, stones and precious gems, which is immediately followed by a detailed discussion of the classification. Dezallier recognized three classes of minerals: Terres (earths), Pierrès (stones), and all others. Within each, groupings are differentiated primarily by physical properties such as color, form, weight, etc. The author claims this method was new because it follows the natural and apparent qualities of the species it distributes; however, its principles were set forth by several predecessors, the earliest of whom was Agricola. A final section provides an excellent and detailed account of the mineralogy of France. Accompanying and scattered throughout the text are 26 finely engraved plates. These illustrations that rank among the best natural history engravings of the eighteenth century show minerals, stones, fossils, coral, birds and fish. Exceptionally fine. Welcome II, p. 462

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        L’Historie Naturelle Eclaircie Dans Une De Ses Parties Principales, L’Oryctologie, Qui Traite Des Terres, Des Pierres, Des Métaux, Des Minéraux, Et | [in red:] Autres Fossiles, Ouvrage Dans Lequel On Trouve une nouvelle méthode Latine & François de les diviser, & une notice critique des principaux. Ouvrages qui ont paru fur ces matières. Enrichi de Figures dessinées d'après Nature. Par M *** des Sociétés Royales des Sciences de Londres & de Montpellier

      Chez du Bure, Paris 1755 - 4to (286 x 212mm). [8], [i]-xvj, [1]-560pp., [ii, corrections and adverts.]. Full-page engraved frontispiece "L’Oryctologie," signed "Devermont Del. Chedel Sc." it depicts a goddess holding shells and coral with minerals and stones at her feet. 25 engraved plates showing mostly mineralogical subjects. Each of the plates has a description at the top, with a notation as to the subscriber that paid for the plate at the bottom. Title page in red and black. Original 18th-century French mottled calf, spine gilt with red morocco lettering label, marbled endpapers, red edges; (only lightest occasional spots, otherwise excellent). From the Collection of Earl of Macclesfield in South Library at Shirburn Castle, armorial bookplate and motto (shelfmark 168.A.11) to front pastedown and blind embossed coat of arms to frontis., title, and first dedication page. Scarce Second Edition. L’Histoire Naturelle was first printed in 1742, in a single volume that dealt with both mineralogy and conchology; however, in later editions, these two subjects were split into individual books, revised and expanded, and issued as independent works. Therefore, the second, third and fourth editions of the volume concerning minerals and petrifaction have appeared respectively in this second edition of 1755, 1760 and 1775, and the part dealing with conchology had second and third editions in 1757 and 1780. An impressive compilation of 18th century mineral knowledge. Dezallier’s introduction provides a critical review of past authors and their books. This is followed by a précis of his mineralogical system that gives a tabular arrangement of minerals, stones and precious gems, which is immediately followed by a detailed discussion of the classification. Dezallier recognized three classes of minerals: Terres (earths), Pierrès (stones), and all others. Within each, groupings are differentiated primarily by physical properties such as color, form, weight, etc. The author claims this method was new because it follows the natural and apparent qualities of the species it distributes; however, its principles were set forth by several predecessors, the earliest of whom was Agricola. A final section provides an excellent and detailed account of the mineralogy of France. Accompanying and scattered throughout the text are 26 finely engraved plates. These illustrations that rank among the best natural history engravings of the eighteenth century show minerals, stones, fossils, coral, birds and fish. Exceptionally fine. Welcome II, p. 462 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Halle (Saale). - Roth. - Dreyhaupt. - "Salinae Saxonicae. Hall in Sachsen".

      Halle 1755 - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, 1755. Von Christoph Melchior Roth, Johannes Mellinger, Gottfried August Gründler. 40,2 x 52,4 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Aus: Johann Christoph von Dreyhaupt, Pagus neletici et nudzici, oder Ausführliche diplomatisch-historische Beschreibung des zum [.] Hertzogthum Magdeburg gehörigen Saal-Creyses. Und aller darinnen befindlichen Städte, Schlösser, Aemter, Rittergüter, adelichen Familien, Kirchen, Clöster, Pfarren und Dörffer, insonderheit der Städte Halle, Neumarckt, Glaucha, Wettin, Löbegün, Cönnern und Alsleben (Halle 1755). - Innerhalb der Darstellung Titelkartuschen sowie Legenden zu den wichtigsten Bauwerken der Stadt (1-20, a-z, A-C). - Doppelblatt mit zwei Gesamtansichten der Stadt Halle an der Saale: Die Vorlage zur oberen Darstellung nach Johannes Mellinger wurde dem Werk "Civitates orbis terrarum" von Braun & Hogenberg entnommen. Die Vorzeichnung zum unteren Panorama fertigte Christoph Melchior Gründler 1749 an. Prächtiges, detailliertes Blatt. - Bugfalten geglättet. Sechs kleine Einrisse im Randbereich fachmännisch hinterlegt und ergänzt. Linker Rand unten knitterspurig. Darstellung selbst frisch und von kräftigem Druckbild. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Christoph Melchior Roth (Nürnberg 1. Hälfte 18. Jh. - wohl 1798 ebenda). Deutscher Kupferstecher. Lernte in Nürnberg und ging 1761 mit seinem Bruder Matthias nach St. Petersburg, wo sie u.a. Vignetten und Landkarten für die Akademie der Wissenschaften stachen. Kehrte 1777 nach Nürnberg zurück. Johannes Mellinger (Halle / Saale um 1538 - Celle 1603). Deutscher Arzt und Karthograph. Fertigte diverse Städteansichen und Landkarten, wobei als sein Hauptwerk der Ämteratlas des Herzogtums Lüneburg (1590) gilt. Gottfried August Gründler (1710 Altenburg - 1775 in Halle). Deutscher Maler, Zeichner und Kupferstecher. Zunächst Ausbildung zum Kunstmaler in Altenburg. 1733 trat er als Hofmaler in die Dienste von Herzog Christian Ernst von Sachsen-Saalfeld und Coburg und scheint sich nach dessen Tod 1745 in Halle als Porträtstecher niedergelassen zu haben. Er war außerdem mehrere Jahre Mechanicus und Mathematicus der Universität Halle und wurde 1773 zu deren Zeichenmeister ernannt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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