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        S. Anna [mit Maria als Mädchen].

      -,, o.O., 1755 - Orig. Gouache-Aquarellzeichnung. o.O., -, 1755. ca. 9,7 x 7 cm [Blatt]. Im Randbereich goldgehöhtes Pergamentbild des 18. Jahrhunderts in altmeisterlicher Manier. Rückseite mit hds. Text zweier Verse (Salom, 31. Cap. und Sirach Cap. 6, V, 18) und mit der Datierung 26 Julü (d.i. Juli) 1755 sowie monogrammiert "J:A:D:". - Randbereich alt beschnitten, etw. stockfleckig, etw. berieben. Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. Two Volumes [complete]

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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Lettres chinoises, ou Correspondance philosophique, historique et critique, entre un Chinois Voyageur et ses Correspondans à la Chine, en Moscovie, en Perse et Au Japon. Nouvelle Edition, Augmentée de nouvelles Lettres et de quantité de Remarques

      chez Pierre Poaupie,, A La Haye, 1755 - Sei volumi di cm. 14,5, pp. 2.000 ca. complessive. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Ex libris nobiliare. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Tipica espressione della visione e dello spirito illuministico del tempo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        The Miscellaneous Works of the Late Reverend and Learned Conyers Middleton, DD 5 volume set

      London: R. Manby in the Old Bailey, near Ludgate-hill; and H.S. Cox in Pater-noster Row. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Spines scuffed. Offsetting from title portrait in volume I and some marks in margins of preface section otherwise overall contents bright. Heraldic book-plate on paste-downs. 1755. First Edition. Contemporary calf. 220mm x 120mm (9" x 5"). 427pp; 456pp; 468pp; 408pp; 372pp, + index. Engraved portrait frontispiece in volume I, and fold out plan in volume IV. Heraldic book-plate of Henry Cockburn 'Vigilans et Audax.'. .

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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 weggenomen. Den Quaden Ouderdom Vertoond, en met de dierbare Belofte Jezaias XLVI. 3, 4. Ondersteund, en dit Werk besloten word. WAARBIJ: Kristelyken Ouderdom. Waar in de plichten van Oude Kristenen in het gemeen, van Oude Mannen, Oude Vrouwen, Oude, en Jonge Weduwen in het byzonder uitvoerig aangewezen, en tot Betrachting aangedrongen worden. Met doorgaande Aanteekeningen tot eene aangename ver-andering, en tot bevordering van Waarheid, en Deugd hier bygevoegt. Alles geschikt om den Ouderdom te ondersteunen, en om de laatste levensdagen Godtvruchtig, en met genoegen doortebrengen.

      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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        The Holy Bible, containing the old and New Testaments Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, etc Thomas Baskett, 1755

      Thomas Baskett, Oxford University, 1755. Leather. Used; Acceptable. Leather; English language; No jacket; 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall; a fair reading copy; HEAVY BOOK (approx 3 kg); published at Oxford by Thomas Baskett, printer to Oxford University and to the King (George II): comprises The Book of Common Prayer (Oxford, 1754); the Old and New Testaments (Oxford, 1755) separated by the Apocrypha, An Index to the Holy Bible, or an account of the most remarkable passages; Tables of Scripture-Measures, Weights and Coins, by Right Reverend Richard, Lord Bishop of Peterborough; A Brief Concordance by John Downame (printed for R Ware, at the Bible and Sun on Ludgate-hill, 1752); this combination not mentioned in Darlow & Moule (1903 edition); title page (and next page) of Book of Common Prayer is unattached and tatty, page containing Isaiah XII–XV is separated and somewhat tatty but present; general condition of pages and binding is good considering age, there are some foxing and other marks but these are usually minor and many pages have no markings at all; Bibles in this period often sold unbound and the binding is not that of a professional bookseller - at least the outer binding is not, using thick leather, stitched at joins and held in place with chords, a remarkable piece of C18th artisan craftsmanship; there are 5 raised bands on spine, underneath the leather, which may indicate a previous professional binding, there is a tear to the leather at the top of the spine which can be easily restitched though it does allow you to see the binder's craft beneath; leather is scuffed and worn but this adds to the overall impression of a much-used and much-treasured volume; rear endpaper used by a Henry Flesher in 1763 to record family births from 1749-57, including Ann Flesher, who Married into the Marriner woollen mill dynasty in Keighley and who was the grandmother of William Lister-Marriner, from whose descendant this book came into the seller's hands, there is a lot of biographical information available about this family; more detailed photographs of the book and its contents available on request. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Code de la Nature ou le véritable esprit de ses loix, De tout tems négligéou méconnu.

      Par-Tout (i.e. Paris or Liège), Chez le vrai Sage, 1755. Small 8vo. Lovely contemporary full mottled calf with five raised bands to richly gilt spine. And excellent nice, clean, and fresh copy, printed on good paper. Old owner's name to title-page and a bookplate to inside of front board (M. Ph. de Planterose). Title-page printed in red and black and with an engraved vignette. 236, (4) pp.. First edition of this canonical work of revolutionary utopianism, Morelly's main work, which greatly influenced later socialist and communist thought and which constitutes a forerunner of the works of Marx and Engels. The work was published anonymously and the author Étienne-Gabriel Morelly (1717 - 1778) remains a bit of a mystery about whom very little is known. At first, "The Code of Nature" was attributed to Denis Diderot, but other great authors of the day have also been proposed. "The Code of Nature" constitutes an early example of utopian socialist thought, providing a detailed plan for the establishment of a perfect state. It severely criticized the society of the time and proposed a constitution intended to lead to an egalitarian society without property, marriage, church or police. Based upon the principle that man is by nature good and the view that all social and moral ills were consequences of private property, it argues for an egalitarian society in which almost all private property - and thereby all of its pernicious consequences - is eliminated. Due to these radical views, Morelly is considered a significant forerunner of later socialist and communist thinkers, including Marx, Engels, Fourier, Proudhon, Babeuf, etc."The Code of Nature" had in immense impact on contemporary and later thought because it not only constitutes a theoretical utopia, but rather a sound analytical treatise with utopian elements. It reflects a realistic approach to society and includes a legislative program to return the State to a government in accordance with the natural solidarity and affection of humanity in which Morelly believed so strongly. "The Code of Nature" not only influenced later socialist and communist thinkers, it was also avidly discussed by contemporary Enlightenment thinkers such as Lessing, Wieland, Baumgarten, etc., and the work appeared in numerous editions throughout the 18th century. Einaudi: 4031; Kress: 5457

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        De la maniere d'Enseigner et d'Étudier les Belles-Lettres par rapport à l'esprit & au coeur

      Paris: Les Frères Estienne, 1755 - Charles Rollin (January 30, 1661-December 14, 1741) was a French historian and educationist. He was born at Paris. He was the son of a cutler, and at the age of twenty-two was made a master in the Collège du Plessis. In 1694 he was rector of the University of Paris, rendering great service among other things by reviving the study of Greek. He held that post for two years instead of one, and in 1699 was appointed principal of the Collège de Beauvais. Rollin held Jansenist principles, and even went so far as to defend the miracles supposed to be worked at the tomb of François de Paris, commonly known as Deacon Paris. Unfortunately his religious opinions deprived him of his appointments and disqualified him for the rectorship, to which in 1719 he had been re-elected. It is said that the same reason prevented his election to the Académie française, though he was a member of the Academie des Inscriptions. Shortly before his death he protested publicly against the acceptance of the bull Unigenitus. Rollin's literary work dates chiefly from the later years of his life, when he had been forbidden to teach. His once famous Ancient History (Paris, 1730-38), and the less generally read Roman History, which followed it, were avowed compilations, uncritical and somewhat inaccurate. But they instructed and interested generation after generation almost to the present day. A more important work was his Traité des études (Paris, 1726-31). It contains a summary of what was even then a reformed and innovative system of education, advocating a more frequent and extensive use of the vulgar tongue, and discarding the medieval traditions that had lingered in France Nouvelle edition. 2 vols., 8vo. [38], cxiv, 502, [8]; [2], 640, [4] pp. Bound in full contemprary red morocco, gilt spine, contrasting spine labels, a.e.g. Fine. Eighteenth-century bookplate of Charles Smith with his signature dated 1767 on title of each volume. Brunet IV, 1360 (for 1740 ed.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai de Psychologie; ou considérations sur les opérations de l'ame, sur l'habitude et sur l'éducation. Auxquelles on a ajouté des Principes philosophiques sur la cause première et sur son effet.

      Londres 1755 - Londres 1755. 8°. XLII, 390p. Reliure pleine veau d'époque, dos a nerfs orné. Quérard I, 408 (avec l amention Londres 1754). - Erste Ausgabe. - Charles Bonnets frühe physische Behinderungen: er war schon als Kind taub geworden, zudem war er schon mit dreissig Jahren nicht mehr in der Lage mikroskopische Studien zu tätigen, was den erfolgreichen Insektenforscher zwang, seine naturwissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse mit den Fragen der Philosophie, vor allem mit der Phänomenologie zu verbinden. So wie seine naturwissenschaftlichen Studien sind auch die philosophisch-psychologischen Texte stark pietistisch geprägt. - Der fingierte Druckort "London" scheint sich aus dem kurzen Vorwort zu erklären in dem der Autor sich an seine ungenannten Freunde richtet, und ihnen seinen Dank ausspricht und das Buch widmet. Bonnet fand in seinen Studien über Abraham Trembley schon um 1740 Anerkennung der Royal Society, die den knapp zwanzigjährigen als Mitglied aufnahm. - Mit gestochenem Exlibris "M. de May d'Huningue"* (Wegmann 4684) auf dem Innendeckel. Sehr schönes fleckenloses Exemplar auf starkem Papier. Sprache: N Reliure pleine veau d'époque, dos a nerfs orné. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ESSAI DE PSYCHOLOGIE. Ou Considerations sur les operations de l'ame, sur l'habitude et sur l'education. Auxquelles on a ajouté des Principes philosophiques sur la cause premiere et sur son effet. Londres, 1755.

      - Prima edizione. Testo francese. Cm.17,3x10,4. Pg.XLII, 390. Legatura ottocentesca in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso e piatti marmorizzati. Tagli spruzzati. Fregi calcografici. Fresco esemplare, assai ben conservato. Discendente da famiglia benestante, Charles Bonnet (Ginevra, 1720-1793), dopo gli studi in giurisprudenza si dedicò alla professione forense, ma i suoi interessi furono rivolti principalmente alla storia naturale e alla filosofia. Fu lui, studiando la riproduzione degli afidi, a scoprire la partenogenesi, ossia la riproduzione senza fecondazione. Il presente testo, in prima edizione, costituisce il suo primo e principale studio di psicologia, ed in esso sviluppa originali spunti anticipando le teorie della psicologia biologica e della neurologia comportamentale. Ispirandosi a Newton sostiene che la conoscenza del comportamento umano e animale deriva dalla comprensione del sistema nervoso, approfondendo in maniera originale i rapporti tra psicologia e fisiologia. E' considerato uno dei padri della moderna biologia. > Barbier, II, 211, "C'est à tort que cet ouvrage a été attribué à Thurneysen". D.S.B., II, 286. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Pucelle D'Orleans. Poeme Heroi-Comique

      Paris (i,e. Amsterdam) 1755 - Respined in 1/4 calf in an antique style over original marbled boards. One of six editions of Voltaire's famously bawdy mock epic surreptitiously published in 1755. The first were reputedly the Louvain (actually Frankfurt) editions, but they are all scarce. It wasn't officially published until 1762. Light foxing, otherwise crisp and bright. Added endpapers but original front blank retained with an old signature, binder ticket on rear pastedown. (iv), 216. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Anthropology. Inventory No: 044596. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uffizio della B. Vergine Maria da recitarsi nell'Avvento

      Pagliarini,, In Roma, 1755 - Tre parti in un volume di cm. 21,5, pp. (4) 80; (4) 84; 64. Bell'antiporta incisa in rame a precedere i frontespizi della prima e della seconda parte, frontespizi in rosso e nero con bella effige religiosa incisa. Capolettera, testate e finalini in xilografia. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in pieno marocchino, dorso a piccoli nervi con ricchi fregi in oro e piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto in oro. Tagli dorati. Piccole racce d'uso alla parte bassa di una cerniera. Esemplare peraltro fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bella dedica ms. alla prima carta di guardia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Psychologia empirica, ea continens, quæ de anima humana indubia experientiæ fide cognoscuntur, methodo scientifica pertractata.

      - Auctore Nicolao Wallerio, S. S. theol. doct. ejusdemque ad Reg. Acad. Upsaliensem profess. regio, ord. & Kalseniano: Nec non Reiæ Academ. Scient. Stockholmiensis Membro. Stockholmiæ, apud Laurentium Salvium, 1755. 8:o. (7),4-876,(22) s. Samtid halvskinnband i kalv, nötta pärmsidor. Sänkfärgade snitt. Gammal bläcktillskrift på försättbldet och nummer på främre pärms spegel. Namnteckningar M. Flinck och Ander Peter Stobaeus på titelbladet. Några blad med liten bläckfläck övre yttre hörn samt några med samma i nedre yttre hörn. 18 x 11 cm.*Wallerius, Nils (1706-1764). Matematiker, experimentalfysiker, senare (1746) professor i logik och metafysik och till sist teolog. Mycket lärd och flitig svarade han för inte mindre än 200 disputationer. Han var en skarpsinnig försvarae av den lutherska ortodoxien och med honom nådde kampen mot upplyningstidens idéer in höjdpunkt under frihetstiden. (Sten Lindroth, Svensk lärdomshistoria III). [#\100381]

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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.

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        Physiological Essays

      Edinburgh, 1755. First Edition. Orig. publisher's grey paste paper bds. . A good copy; boards present but detached; two leaves with clean tears and very old repairs (no loss - not offensive). 8vo.,A most interesting Whytt title in which he addresses two key issues: the first essay deals with the circulation of the blood in the capillaries; the second is his commentary on Haller's theories of nerve irritation. Whytt's essay on capillary blood flow is a milestone in the literature and the most important work in the field after the discovery by Leeuwenhoeck. Whytt reviewed the printed literature of the subject and drastically criticized all of it (see Fishman). He also drew the correct conclusion as to its nature and source. The second essay is an important first step in his own neurological work for which he is remembered. See G-M for author's other work; Fishman, p. 371 -` 2; Garrison, Neuro..

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        Plaster bust - Gipsbüste, geschaffen von Eduard (Schmidt von der) Launitz.

      . Vor und an den Seiten bezeichnet und signiert "S. TH. A. SOEMMERRING 7 NAT. THORUNI MDCCLV. / DENAT. FRANCOF: Ad MOEN / MDCCCXXX. / E: DE LAUNITZ FEC". Höhe 50 cm, Breite 35 cm; Tiefe 21 cm; sehr guter Erhaltungszustand.. Samuel Thomas Ritter von Soemmerring (1755-1830), Mediziner und Naturforscher, einer der bedeutendsten Anatomen seiner Zeit, entdeckte den "gelben Fleck" in der Netzhaut des Auges; 1809 entwickelte er einen elektrochemischen Telegraphen. - - Eduard Schmidt von der Launitz (1797-1869), aus Kurland stammender Bildhauer und Kunsthistoriker, Schüler Thorwaldsens, nach seiner Rückkehr nach Deutschland 1830 Professor am Städelschen Kunstinstitut; zu seinen Hauptwerken zählt das Gutenbergdenkmal auf dem Frankfurter Roßmarkt. Nach Launitz' Entwurf fertigte sein Schüler Heinrich Petry (1832-1904) das 1897 errichtete überlebensgroße Bronzedenkmals Soemmerings für Frankfurt, das seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg verschollen ist. - - Launitz war mit Soemmerings Sohn, dem Frankfurter Arzt Detmar Wilhelm S. (1793-1871) befreundet, in dessen Auftrag die Büste um 1850 entstand. Der Künstler konnte sich daher für seine Arbeit auf das in der Familie vorhandene Bildmaterial stützen und ein dem Leben nahes Portrait schaffen. - - Provenienz: Familie Soemmerring(-Haeberlin). - - Die Literatur zu Launitz' Soemmerring-Büste liefert kein klares Bild: H. P. Rösler (Soemmerring-Denkmäler in Frankfurt am Main, in: Natur und Museum, Nr. 108, Frankfurt 1978, S. 348-352) schreibt: "Die Büste Soemmerrings entstand möglicherweise im Jahr 1855 anläßlich des 100. Geburtstages des großen Anatomen. Soemmerrings Sohn Dettmar Wilhelm gab sie vermutlich als Leihgabe dem Copernicus-Verein in Soemmerrings Geburtsort Thorn, wo sie in der Aula des Gymnasiums aufgestellt wurde. Wann sie nach Frankfurt zurückkam, läßt sich nicht mehr nachvollziehen; sie stand zunächst lange Zeit vor dem Festsaal der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, bevor sie zwischen 1905 und 1909 wahrscheinlich als Eigentum dieser Gesellschaft im Lesesaal der Stadtbibliothek aufgestellt wurde. Die Stadtbibliothek wurde im Zweiten Weltkrieg zerstört" (und implicite die Büste). - Der Physikalische Verein (Frankfurt a.M.) hingegen schreibt auf seiner Website: "Eduard von der Launitz hat 1849 eine Büste von Samuel Thomas von Soemmering geschaffen, die noch im Physikalischen Verein vorhanden ist (einzige Büste überhaupt)". - - Nachfragen beim Physikalischen Verein blieben bedauerlicherweise unbeantwortet, so dass unklar ist, ob es sich bei dessen Büste und bei der von Rösler für zerstört gehaltenen um Abgüsse handelt, oder ob es nicht doch stets nur diese "einzige Büste überhaupt" gab, die über Umwege zurück in die Familie kam und nun hier angeboten wird.

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        C. Julii C?saris, Qu? Extant / Interpretatione Et Notis Illustravit Johannes Godvinus, in Usum Delphini

      Londini; W. Inny And S. Richardson, 1755, Hardback, Editio SextaFinely bound in modern [period sympathetic] aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request. ; 490 pages; Physical desc. : pp. 490. 8º. Folding maps. Index and vocabularium. Works; Latin.

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        Histoire des Juifs et des peuples voisins, depuis la décadence des Royaumes d'Israël & de Juda jusqu'à la mort de Jésus Christ. Par M. Prideaux, Doyen de Norwich. Traduite de L'anglois.

      chez Arkstée & Merkus 1755 - Amsterdam & Leipzig, chez Arkstée & Merkus, 1755. 6 vol. in l2 de CVII-362pp., 424pp., 368pp., 408pp., 404pp., 256-CXCIIpp., reliures en plein veau havane marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison de maroquin vert, tranches rouges, titre doré, coiffe inférieure du tome VI. légèrement émoussée, plats, charnières, coiffes, coupes frottés, quelques épidermures, ex-libris contrecollés sur les premiers contreplats et cachet bleu d'appartenance privée sur les pages de titre des deux premiers tomes et sur les deuxièmes pages des quatre derniers tomes, titre sur les pages de titre en rouge et noir, chaque frontispice orné d'une gravure, quatre cartes dépliantes au tome I., une carte dépliante aux tomes II., III., IV., V., un tableau chronologique au tome VI., bon et bel exemplaire. Humphrey Prideaux (1648-1724) fut évèque de Norwicch. Il écrivit plusieurs pamphlets: ''Life of Mahomet" (1697); une attaque contre les musulmans et l'Islam, "The validity of the orders of the Church of England" (1688), ''Letter to a friend on the present convocation" (1690), "The case of clandestine mariages state'', il fut considéré plus comme étant un homme politique qu'un véritable homme d'église. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Eastern Canada- Newfoundland, Gulf of St. Lawrence): Partie Orientale De La Nouvelle France Ou Du Canada

      Paris 1755 - VG, copperplate engraving with minimal browning at centerfold (old glue) with two tiny wormholes at upper map edge in blank area (barely visible). B&W as issued. This is one of the large format maps by this well known French cartographer (the first chief cartographer of the French Hydrographic Office). This is a very attractive and detailed image with the environs of the St. Lawrence river and gulf, Newfoundland, Anticosti Island, St. Jean Island, Isle Royale, Acadie and much more. This is probably from ATLAS MAJOR (Homann Heirs- per cartouche). Coastal region from Cape Cod northward to Cape Rond. A tiny red dot, added later, marks the environs of Quebec. The image measures 17x21 inches (43x53cm). Kershaw 690.

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        Beyträge zum Nutzen und Vergnügen. Für die Leser der Pommer- und Rügenschen Intelligenzen.

      Greifswald. Struck.1755/56.. 2 Jahrgänge. 22 x 18 cm. 3 Blatt, 206 Seiten, 3 Blatt, 1 Blatt, 226 Seiten. Neuer Halbledereinband.. Seltene Zeitschrift die nach unseren Recherchen nur von 1753 - 1757 erschien. Hier vorhanden die Jahrgänge 1755 und 1756. Im ersten Jahrgang werden 52 Artikel aufgeführt (einer je Woche) im zweiten ebenso. Wie häufig bei derartigen Zeitschriften werden alle Gebiete behandelt. Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Partie De L'Amerique Septentrionale qui comprend le cours de l'Ohio, la Nlle Angleterre, La Nlle York, le New Jersey, La Pensyvanie, Le Maryland la Virgine, la Caroline

      Paris 1755 - An important map of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States during the French Indian wars., Size : 490x625 (mm), 19.25x24.625 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote De La Mancha. To Which is Prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life. Translated By T[obias] Smollett (2 volumes)

      London: A. Millar, T. Osborn, T. And T. Longman, C. Hitch, L. Hawes, J. Hodges and J. And J. Rivington, 1755. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. T. Hayman, Engraved By Various Artists (Grignion, Ravenet, Scotin, Etc.). Book. 4to - over 9?. First Smollett edition. Palau 52485. 28 engraved plates after Francis Hayman. Plates are 11 by 9 inches each. 2 vols. [4] + xxviii + 403 + [1] + viii + 466 + [1] pp. Rebacked, with modern calf spines with five raised bands each, with morocco lettering pieces, over contemporary calf boards. Contents lightly toned, and some light offsetting from plates. Some minor soilage besides. Shelfwear to calf boards, with lower corner of first volume chipped and with raw spot. All corners have some bumping. Other rub or worn spots. Minor creasing or crinkles on a few preliminary pages (endpapers) but tight and sturdy overall. A very good copy of a highly sought after and beautiful edition. See Ray, the Illustrator and the Book in England, page 5, for description of this edition.

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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 bookplate//Nissen BBI, 547.

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        LA PHYSIQUE DES ARBRES; ou il est traite de l'anatomie des plantes et de l'economie vegetale: Pour fervir d'Introduction au Traite complet des Bois & des Forests avec une Dissertation sur l'utilite des Methodes de Botanique; & une Explication des termes propres a cette Science, & qui font en usage pour l 'exploitation des Bois & des Forets [Edition Originale illustrée 1758]

      1755 - 2 volumes, reliure plein veau havane in-quarto (binding full calfskin in-quarto) (20,5 x 26,2 cm), (reliure de l'époque), dos 5 nerfs (spine with 5 raised bands) entre-nerfs à encadrement à double filets or avec à fleuron central au fer plein et rinceaux aux angles avec des petits fers en remplissage (between the raised bands double gilt lines - floweret with hollowed out blocking stamp - with foliages executed in the curved lines in angles - with small blocking stamp in filling) - pièce de titre comportant le titre abrégé de l'ouvrage sur fond bordeaux dans un encadrement à double filets or (label of the title with the title abbreviated by the work with double gilt lines), pièces de tomaison (volume numbering) sur fond maroquin bordeaux avec filet et roulette "fleur de lys" or, rinceaux en tête et en pied (top and at the foot of spine with foliages carried out with the curved line), roulette en place des nerfs, plats trés légèrement frottés (lightly rubbed cover), double filet or sur les coupes (gilt line on the cuts), marque-page en tissu vert (bookmark in green tissue), toutes tranches lisses jaspées rouges, pages de garde peignées à motif "coquille sur fond caillouté" (painting endpapers - model shell on paved bottom), signature EX-LIBRIS à l'encre brune en haut de la page de faux-titre : "Marquis de FALAISEAU (Etienne)", orné : Tome 1: faux-titre, titre, un faux-feuillet d'errata non chiffré, vignette en-tête de Préface gravée, 307 pages, avec 28 planches gravées dépliantes. Tome 2: faux-titre, titre, 432 pages, avec 22 planches gravées dépliantes. Complet des 50 planches gravées dépliantes, pages avec Approbation & Privilège du Roi, 1758 Paris Chez Guerin et Delatour Editeurs, Edition Originale.(complet collationné).Première édition de ce traité d'anatomie et physiologie botanique, et de botanique. Comme le résume Duhamel de Monceau lui-même, cet ouvrage a pour but "d'examiner successivement la structure de ces différentes parties des Arbres [racines, troncs, branches, rameaux, bourgeons, boutons, feuilles et épines], et de rapporter ce qu'on a pu découvrir sur leur formation et leurs usages[semences, germination, plaies, greffes, nutrition, mouvement de la sève, et les maladies des arbres]". L'ouvrage se clôt par un Dictionnaire de botanique et d'agriculture de plus de 60 pages. 50 planches repliées montrent des coupes d'anatomie de l'arbre, des manières de greffer ou soigner certaines maladies arboricoles. Bel exemplaire dans sa reliure du temps, .RARISSIME. en Bon Etat malgré le léger défaut signalé ( very good condition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal du Palais, ou Recueil des Principales Décisions de Tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France (2 Tomes - Complet). Journal du Palais, ou Recueil des Principales Décisions de Tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France, sur les Questions les plus importantes de Droit Civil, de Coutume, de Matières Criminelles & Bénéficiales, & de Droit Public. Tome Premier, contenant les arrêts depuis l'année 1660, jusqu'en 1678 ; Tome Second, contenant les arrêts depuis l'année 1679, jusqu'en 1700

      Cavelier 1755 - Quatrième édition, revue, corrigée et Augmentée, 2 vol. in-folio reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée marron, dos à 6 nerfs orné (fleurons), Chez Cavelier, Paris, 1755, 1 f. blanc, 14 ff. (titre, avis, épistre, tables), 964 pp., 17 ff. n. ch. ; 7 ff., 1042 pp. (texte sur deux colonnes) : Titre complet : Journal du Palais, ou Recueil des Principales Décisions de Tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France (2 Tomes - Complet). Journal du Palais, ou Recueil des Principales Décisions de Tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France, sur les Questions les plus importantes de Droit Civil, de Coutume, de Matières Criminelles & Bénéficiales, & de Droit Public. Tome Premier, contenant les arrêts depuis l'année 1660, jusqu'en 1678 ; Tome Second, contenant les arrêts depuis l'année 1679, jusqu'en 1700 Rare exemplaire de la dernière édition (très enrichi par rapport aux précédentes éditions) de l'un des plus célèbre (et des meilleurs) des recueils d'arrêts. Camus & Dupin, 1819, 888 : "Ce Recueil est, sans contredit, le meilleur de ceux des arrêts du parlement de Paris". Etat satisfaisant (qq. accrocs en coiffes, fentes en mors, plats et coupes frottés avec petits mq., bon état intérieur) Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait, Schabkunstblatt (Plattengröße 31,3 x 19,3 cm).

      - Leupold ad vivum pinx. I.I. Haid excudit A.V. (Augsburg). - Schabkunst aus J.Bruckner, Bilder-sal heutiges Tages lebender Schriftsteller, Zehntes Zehend, Augsburg, 1755, Blattgröße 37 x 22 cm. Hüftbild von vorn hinter einer Brüstung, mit der Rechten über Büchern und Manuskirpten demonstrierend, sich mit dem linken Arm auf einen Sockel stützend, darauf das freiherliche Wappen mit Schildhaltern. Unten 5 Zeilen lateinischen Textes. Die Unterschrift bezeichnet van Swieten als Mitglied gelehrter Gesellschaften in Paris und Bologna. - Gerhard van Swieten (1700-72), M.D. Leyden. Physician to the Empress Maria Theresia; founder of Vienna Medical School. - Portr. Wellcome Inst. Hist. Med., R.Burgess No.2861.1.

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        Gentleman and the Cabinet-Maker's Director

      London: Hudson Scott & Sons. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Frontispiece missing but all 161 plates present. Minor foxing and marks. Library Stamps. 1755. First Edition. Professional red cloth library rebind. 460mm x 280mm (18" x 11"). 161 plates 18"x10". Ex Newcastle upon Tyne Library. Library rebind. Rubbed extremities. Minor nicks. Circular blind stamp (Newcastle City Libraries) on back cover. Ex-lib # at spine heel. Title page missing. New eps. Some ex-lib stamps. Tightly bound.Plates: High quality hand pressed plates (161) present and complete, each with circular ex-lib stamp on border. Some light working penciling. Some marginal thumbing. Occasional light edge stains & foxing. .

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        The Court and City Kalendar, or Gentleman's Register, For the Year 1755. Containing, I. Rider's Almanack. II. New and Exact Lists of Both Houses of Parliament. III. The Court Register. IV. Lists of the Army and Navy.

      London: Printed for J. Fuller (etc.), 1755 - 24mo, viii, [48] (Rider's British Merlin in red and black), [2]. 155, [1] pp.; pen notes in an old hand on blanks and verso of title (includes the address of a good chimney sweep), margins cut down but no letters hit, contemporary full leather rubbed and dry, especially at spine, and the covering of the front board detached, only light general age toning to text and block well sewn. Photos available upon request.

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        An Essay Upon the Life, Writings, and Character, of Dr. Jonathan Swift. Interspersed with some occasional Animadversions Upon the Remarks of a late critical Author, And upon the Observations of an anonymous Writer on those Remarks. By Deane Swift, Esq; [sic] To which is added, That Sketch of Dr. Swift's Life, written by the Doctor himself, which was lately presented By the Author of this Essay to the University Of Dublin

      London: Printed for Charles Bathhurst, 1755 - The first biography of Swift, written by Deane Swift, the cousin of Jonathan; of special interest for its treatment of Jonathan's relations to his contemporaries. It includes unpublished letters from Dr. Swift, and a good deal of material by others of his circle. Lovely copy of an important biographical source First edition. 8vo. [4], 375, [1, ad], 53 pp. Contemporary speckled calf. Fine. Interesting arly gift inscription on front pastedown "Edmund (?) Brydges; The Gift of Sir Mark Stuart Playdell, Barnt, at Coleshill, July 16, 1755". Teerink 1345; Rothschild 1989 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Méthode pour apprendre le dessin, où l'on donne les Regles générales de ce grand Art, & des préceptes pour en acquérir la connoissance, & s'y perfectionner en peu de tems

      Imprimerie de l'Auteur 1755 - "Enrichie de cent Planches représentant diférentes parties du Corps Humain d'après RAPHAEL & les autres grands Maîtres, plusieurs Figures Académiques dessinées d'après nature par M. COCHIN, les proportions & les mesures des plus beaux Antiques qui se voient en Italie & quelques études d'Animaux & de Paysage." In-4 de vii p. (préface) puis 156 p. de texte réparties en 8 chapitres, et 96 planches gravées hors-texte (manquent les n° 45, 80, 90 et 91) d'après des dessins de Raphaël, Rubens, Titien, Le Brun, Boucher, Cochin. Reliure d'époque en plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons. Manques sur les coins et le mors inférieur, restaurations sur les coiffes et les coins, très léger travail de vers dans le coin supérieur d'une partie des planches et très rares traces d'humidité. Mais la reliure se tient bien et l'intérieur reste très frais. Bon exemplaire de cet ouvrage rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Scots Magazine 1755-1759, including the first published map of "Pittsburgh"

      Sands, Donaldson, Murray and Cochrin 1755-1759, Edinburgh - 1755-1759. Bound volume of various issues of The Scots Magazine, possibly the oldest publication still in existence. Includes the January, 1759 issue detailing the skirmish between the English and the French that led to the burning of Fort Duquesne in late November, 1758, and the renaming of the settlement after William Pitt: "Pittsburgh". To our knowledge, this is the first published map of Pittsburgh so-named ("London Magazine" also had a similar but not as detailed map of Pittsburgh in its issue for the same month). In original 18th century drab boards, with title inked on the spine in an old hand. Contains: November 1755, Appendix of 1755, 1756, various indices, 1 large fold-out map, January 1758, October 1758 (includes one geometrical plate), November 1758, December 1758, January 1759 (includes map of Pittsburgh), April 1759 (lacks last 15 pages of this month), May 1759 (engraved plate of 5 strange aquatic/bird species). There is obviously some jumping around here, but all months other than April 1759 appear to be complete. Light rubbing to extremeties, but generally very good with tight binding, clean pages. Includes many additional plates and folding maps. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada

      Bellin], [Paris 1755 - Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Bellin's foundation map of eastern Canada. First issued in 1744, Kershaw has identified 4 editions of the map, with multiple states, by Bellin (plus a subsequent re-issue by Homann Heirs). The present map is an example of the final state by Bellin. "Numerous changes have been made to the plate, notably the left-hand corner, west and south of Lake Champlain, has been completely re-engraved, with changes to the Saint Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Cape Cod . Notably 'la Pointe Riche' has been added towards the top of the west coast of Newfoundland, somewhat surprising for a French map" (Kershaw). Importantly, this map would be the basis for many future mappings of the region, including those by Homann Heirs, Bowen, Jefferys and Turner. Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada III:689; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 3498; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 622.

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        Gentleman and the Cabinet-Maker's Director

      London: Hudson Scott & Sons. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Frontispiece missing but all 161 plates present. Minor foxing and marks. Library Stamps. 1755. First Edition. Professional red cloth library rebind. 460mm x 280mm (18" x 11"). 161 plates 18"x10". Ex Newcastle upon Tyne Library. Library rebind. Rubbed extremities. Minor nicks. Circular blind stamp (Newcastle City Libraries) on back cover. Ex-lib # at spine heel. Title page missing. New eps. Some ex-lib stamps. Tightly bound.Plates: High quality hand pressed plates (161) present and complete, each with circular ex-lib stamp on border. Some light working penciling. Some marginal thumbing. Occasional light edge stains & foxing. .

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        Essai sur la police générale des grains, sur leurs prix & sur les effets de l'agriculture

      Berlin 1755 - One volume in 12mo; XVIII, 435, (1) PP.; contemp. mottled calf, spine fully gilt in compartments with gilt lettering-piece, marbled endpapers, red edges, back cover with small wormhole, contemporary ink annotations to front fly-leaf and title page, else clean and crisp, a good copy. Fourth edition, greatly expanded. Herbert (1700-58) was farmer-general of the royal mail coaches and one of the first to advocate free trade of corn in France. For McCulloch this work is an excellent treatise which may be placed at the head of the works on commerce that had appeared in France. McCulloch p. 84, Higgs 987, Kress 6443, INED 2256 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opuscula pathalogica. accedunt experimenta de respiratione.

      . Lausannae, Sumpt Marci-Mic Bousquet & Soc., 1755, 8°, 304 pp., 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, feiner Pappband d.Zt.. First Edition! - - The first complete edition of Haller's "De respiratione experimenta anatomica,Quibus Aeris Inter Pulmonem et Pleuram, Absentia Demonstratur, et Musculorum Intercostalium Internorum Officium Adseritur" is also included in this book. The first two parts were published in 1746 and 1747 while the third was published in Opuscula sua anatomica in 1751. The fourth part together with a new preface for the entire work is printed here for the first time. It is the first investigation into the role that the intercostal muscles have in respiration. A special section following this work contains a bibliography of Haller's works. - - Albrecht von Haller (1708-1877) here presents sixty-two selected case histories with related autopsy findings for a wide variety of disease conditions. In discussing the pathology of a case of torticollis, he expressed doubts about the therapeutic effectiveness of myotomy. He was well aware of the dangers of tracheal and vascular compression in individuals with large goiters, and was perhaps the first to describe calcification of the pericardium. By experimenting with dogs and cats, he showed that fluid is swallowed and aspirated into the lungs during drowning while this does not happen when the body is submerged after death. -cf. Heirs of Hippocrates - - Heirs of Hippocrates No.884; Bedford; Wellcome III p.199; Waller 4015. Blocker Coll., p.177; Bedford Cat. 897 - 1756 English translation, though this omitted the tract on respiration.

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        Portrait, Schabkunstblatt (Plattengröße 31,3 x 19,3 cm).

      . Leupold ad vivum pinx. I.I. Haid excudit A.V. (Augsburg). - Schabkunst aus J.Bruckner, Bilder-sal heutiges Tages lebender Schriftsteller, Zehntes Zehend, Augsburg, 1755, Blattgröße 37 x 22 cm.. Hüftbild von vorn hinter einer Brüstung, mit der Rechten über Büchern und Manuskirpten demonstrierend, sich mit dem linken Arm auf einen Sockel stützend, darauf das freiherliche Wappen mit Schildhaltern. Unten 5 Zeilen lateinischen Textes. Die Unterschrift bezeichnet van Swieten als Mitglied gelehrter Gesellschaften in Paris und Bologna. - Gerhard van Swieten (1700-72), M.D. Leyden. Physician to the Empress Maria Theresia; founder of Vienna Medical School. - Portr. Wellcome Inst. Hist. Med., R.Burgess No.2861.1.

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      Adami Melchiorus, Francofurti/ Lipsiae 1755 - 18th Century; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; 190, [10] pages; A work of law largely in Latin with some parallel low German. Title page printed in red and black. Head pieces and tail pieces. In later binding. Graphic of book exterior available. Provenance Karl Schaub- bookplate. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; 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

      London: W. Strahan for J. And P. Knapton et al, 1755. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [A]2, B-K2, a-c2, d1, B-13A, 13B-14Z and Volume Two - Par1, 15A-16Z, 17A-17Z1, 18A-22E, 22F-22Z, 23A-27D2, 27E-28Z1, 29A-31C2. Modern full morocco, raised bands, spine in seven panels, old leather title label to second panel. Covers slightly rubbed, one or two spots of discolouring, light damp staining to foot of covers. Internally lightly browned throughout, ink stain to fore-edge of last few signatures of volume one, mainly to text-block, but just creeping over onto fore-edge of the last few pages, ink spots to 9O2v. Both front endpapers have repairs to margins, previous owners names to endpapers. Titles in red and black. One of two thousand copies issued. Fleeman 54.4D/1a; PMM 201; Rothschild 1237. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good. Folio.

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        Compendium seckendorfianum oder kurzgefaste Reformations-Geschichte aus des herrn Veit Ludwigs von Seckendorf historia lutheranismi

      hallischen Wasisenhaus-Buchladens, Frankfurt und Leipzig 1755 - Second German Edition, enlarged. 8vo. 4 volumes bound in two. Volume I. pp. [40] 471, [1]. Volume II. p. 428. Volume III. pp. [46], 556. Volume IV. pp. 512. Anhang (Addenda) pp. 212, [192]. With frontispiece engraving of the author in volume I. Woodcut illustrated initials throughout; engraved headpiece at the beginning of each volume / section. Bound in full calf with spines gilt in five compartments; rubbing and wear, labels chipped; head and tail caps are carefully restored including some gilt lines which are renewed; corner tips of boards are repaired. Marbled fly-leaves are lacking in the first volume. Notes are written in an early hand on front blank leaf of volume I. Title page is printed in red and black. Interior is generally clean with occasional mild foxing, soiling and wear; one word of marginalia is written in an old hand on p.43 of volume I. Veit Ludwig von Seckendorf (1626-1692) German historian and jurist. His most important work, "Commentarius historicus et apologeticus de Lutheranismo sive de Reformatione" (first published at Leipzig, 1692 in 3 vols) is an extensive history of the Reformation and the Thirty Years War which is still valuable to historians today. Seckendorf both utilized and quoted from many primary source manuscripts and printed materials found in the libraries of the Saxon princes. His work was in part an answer to the Jesuit Louis Maimbourg’s "Histoire du Lutheranisme" (published Paris, 1680). The first German translation of Seckendorf’s history (revised - shortening the lengthy quotations from Maimbourg) was printed in 1714. A second German edition (here listed) edited with additions by Benjamin Lindern appeared in 1755. According to the scholar L.W. Spitz, Lindnern dropped Seckendorf’s complex arrangement (which followed Maimbourg) and reduced the work "to a more continuous narrative." [See L.W. Spitz, "Veit Ludwig von Seckendorf and the ‘Historia Lutheranismi.’" Journal of Religion Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan. 1945) pp.33-44.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland . . .

      Paris 1755 - Original outline color; excellent condition with a strong impression. Excellent example of the French edition of the definitive colonial map of Virginia and Maryland, which ¿became the preeminent map of Virginia for the remainder of the eighteenth century¿ (Stephenson & McKee). It appeared just a few years after the original edition, which is believed to have been published between 1753 and 1754. Moreover, most surviving copies of the English edition were printed in the 1770's and therefore postdate this French edition. The map had semi-official status, as it was the result of orders from the Board of Trade to colonial governors to prepare maps of their provinces. Another impetus for the map was the great westward push of settlement toward the Valley of Virginia. The map "shows distances between Virginia cities. It is also the first printed map to show parallel ridges and valleys in the Appalachian Mountain range in their correct direction" -- Schwartz/Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, pp. 158-59. Peter Jefferson was the father of the third president and Surveyor of Albemarle County. Cf. Stephenson & McKee, Virginia in Maps, Map II-21A-D; Pedley 470, state 3.

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        Bibliotheca Smithiana, seu Catalogus Librorum D. Josephi Smithii Angli per Cognoma Authorum dispositus.

      Typis Jo. Baptiasta Pasquali,, Venetiis, 1755 - Cm. 24, pp. (8) xliii (1) 519 (1), 348 (4). Alcune testate incise. Legatura di poco posteriore in mezza pelle con punte, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli su tassello. Esemplare con il frontespizio sostituito in copia manoscritta d'epoca posteriore. In ottimo stato di conservazione, fresco e marginoso. Si tratta della terza edizione, la più completa, di questa descrizione della celebre collezione di libri del consule britannico a Venezia Joseph Smith. Sono quindi elencati migliaia di opere pregiate tra cui molti incunaboli. La vasta appendice di 352 pagine finali comprende la riproposizione completa di 200 prefazione, dediche ed epiloghi contenute nei volumi stampati prima del 1500. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Partie De L'Amerique Septentrionale . qui comprend Le Cours De L'Ohio, La Nlle. Angleterre, La Nlle York, Le New Jersey, La Pensylvanie, Le Maryland, La Virginie, La Caroline

      1755. Paris 1755 - Finely engraved French map of the eastern coast of North America, with original outline in watercolor. Title depicted within a cartouche. Part of Carolina is shown inset. Robert de Vaugondy were leading map makers in eighteenth century France. In, 1757, they published The Atlas Universal, one of the most important atlases of the 18th century. This is extracted from that atlas. This is one of the earliest maps to place the names of the Indian Villages of Owegy (Owego), Ossiningo (Binghamton) and Onaquaga (Deposit area). .

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        An Essay Upon the Life, Writings, and Character, Of Dr. Jonathan Swift

      Interspersed with some occasional Animadversions Upon the Remarks of a late critical Author, And upon the Observations of an anonymous Writer on those Remarks. By Deane Swift, Esq; [sic] To which is added, That Sketch of Dr. Swift&#146;s Life, written by the Doctor himself, which was lately presented By the Author of this Essay to the University Of Dublin. London, Printed for Charles Bathurst, at the Cross-Keys, Opposite St. Dunstan&#146;s Church in Fleetstreet [sic]. 1755. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; Errata leaf at end; pp.[vi (unpaged)]+375+[i (publisher&#146;s advertisements)]+53 (last page Errata)+[i (blank)]; [A]<SUP>3</SUP>, B - I, K - U, X -Z, Aa<SUP>8</SUP>, Bb<SUP>4</SUP>; [2]A - [2]C<SUP>8</SUP>, [2]D<SUP>3</SUP>; original blue-grey paper covered boards, cream paper spine, label; a.e. uncut. Recently re-backed with period paper in imitation of the original, and with new end-papers of period paper; original boards a little scuffed and marked; Q7 and 8, and R1, 2, 3, and 4 show some foxing to blank lower margins; S4 and S5 slit from the lower margins into text (v. note) this being repaired without the use of tissue and without loss of text; flaw in blank lower margin of 2A6; otherwise a very nice copy. The first state of text, with S4 and S5 slit for cancellation, but not cancelled, l.18 on p.263 reading &#145;Dean WINTER&#146; in upper and lower case instead of &#145;DEAN WINTER&#146; all in upper case. This is sufficient to distinguish the cancels, but there are other differences: the catchwords on pp.263, 264, and 265 reading respectively here &#145;extreamly&#146;, &#145;VANESSA&#146;S&#146;, and &#145;the&#146; rather than &#145;have&#146;, &#145;HERSED&#146;, and &#145;gion&#146;, the text being also differently arranged, the first prose paragraph on p.265 being moved in the cancel and run on after &#145;concubine&#146; at the foot of p.263 and top of p.264. CBEL, II, p.581; Rothschild, 1989; Teerink-Scouten, 1345; ESTC, T148532: none of these noting the cancels. With the initial blank not present in the rebound Rothschild copy, but without the two added leaves of trade (R. Thyer) advertisements present there. Coincidences of the chainlines combined with faint off-printing suggest that the Errata leaf, though numbered as p.53 of the second part, was actually printed as A2 of the first part (the prelims. having, as usual, been printed last), the present A2 and A3 being actually A3 and A4, and together with the four leaves of gathering Bb completing a full sheet, whilst gathering D of the second part was printed as a separate quarter sheet. In this copy F3 is signed E3; p.19 is paged 16; p159, 195; p.209, 181; p.212, 184; p.213, 177; p.216, 180; p.217, 189; p.226, 227; p.274, 275 and p.275, 274 the first letter of the first three lines on p.164 is raised above the line: all this as in every copy we have seen. The page number to p.93 is here perfect, however, suggesting perhaps an early state, as in some other copies seen it has been badly battered. The first biography of Swift, written by Deane Swift, the father of Theophilus and the cousin of Jonathan. It treats in especial of the great satirist&#146;s relations to his contemporaries. Included in the text are unpublished letters from Dr. Swift, and a good deal of material by others of his circle, (among this a poem by &#145;Stella&#146;). The front blank bears the contemporary inscription &#145;D: N: 1755 - Read&#146; All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        L'Office de la Quinzaine de Pasque, Latin-Francois, a l'Usage de Rome et de Paris, pour la Maison de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans, Premier Prince du Sang

      chez d'Houry, seul Imprimeur-Librare de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans, Paris 1755 - Octavo. Frontispiece illustration, some head and tail pieces. . Slight rubbing of edges and spine bands, else fine full brown leather, with the armorial plate of Louis-Philippe Ier, duc d'Orl&#142;ans (1725-1785) on covers, extra gilt, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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