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        Tab LXV

      Amsterdam, 1755 Albert Seba (1665 -1736) was the son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company. Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect specimens. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over.Seba?s magnificent ?Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri? is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his ?Thesauri? were based on the specimens Seba collected in this ?cabinet of curiosities.?Many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated.These fine engravings made Seba?s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their stylized, fanciful compositions. This magnificent engraving, Tab LXV, from ?Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri? measures 20.75" x 25.5" and is in very good condition with light staining in the margins, evidence of previous repair to the central crease and slight tearing around the edges. This dynamic plate illustrates three snakes, two birds, a caterpillar and foliage. This expertly hand-colored engraving is vibrant with multiple colors and is extremely well detailed.

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        A View of New Palace Yard Westminster: Veüe de New Palace Yard a Westminster

      Published by John Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street in Cheapside, London 1755 - A wonderful "vue d'optique" of Westminster London with stunning early colour. During the eighteenth century "vues d'optique" or "perspective views" became extremely popular in England and Europe. Like other optical prints they capitalized on a connoisseur market eager for the latest novelty. English publishers such as John Bowles and Robert Sayer had great success with these optical views, which quickly developed into a collecting craze that swept through print shops on both sides of the Channel. "Vues d'optiques" were specifically designed to create the illusion of perspective when viewed with a zograscope or perspective glass. These viewing devices used a series of reflecting mirrors to enhance the illusion of depth in the print, creating a veritable "view" for the onlooker. Typically these prints depicted city or landscape views, and were horizontal in format. They had roughly the same dimensions and were sold with heavy opaque colouring, so as to show the tints when viewed through the lens. In their heyday, optical prints were a technical revolution; they could be seen in almost every fashionable drawing room, and were enjoyed by the poorer classes in print shops or at traveling fairs. For a small fee the citizens of Europe and England could travel the world without leaving their village. The "vue d'optique" was the first medium to bring the visible appearance of the wider world to a large European public. Ironically the artists and engravers who created these prints rarely had first hand knowledge of the scenes depicted, hence the views were often not as accurate as they were advertised to be. As a result of their constant handling optical prints such as these are rare, especially in good condition. They are not only beautiful images but also a fascinating glimpse into the history of printmaking. John Boydell was one of the most influential figures in the history of English printmaking. He was not only an accomplished engraver and an industrious publisher, but also a print seller who came to dominate the English print trade. He is best known as the originator of the Shakespeare Gallery , which made him one of the most successful print-sellers of his time. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 , 140-14. Engraving with original colour. Very good condition.

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        Rime del Conte Durante Duranti Patrizio Bresciano dedicate alla Sacra Reale Maestà di Carlo Emanuele Re di Sardegna &c. &c. &c. Seconda edizione.

      presso Gian Maria Rizzardi,, In Brescia, 1755 - In-4° (259x178mm), pp. (2), VIII, (2), CCXXXIV, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con unghie e filettature a secco lungo il perimetro dei piatti con fregi floreali accantonati internamente e anch'essi a secco. Dorso con titolo in oro su tassello in pelle. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. Dedica autografa del Duranti all'occhietto: "Dono dell'autore al e sig.r Giuseppe Becis padrone ed amico suo". Bellissima antiporta incisa su rame da Bartolomeo Crivellari da disegno di Pietro Scalvini con raffigurazioni allegoriche, una vignetta di Zucchi al frontespizio, 2 splendidi ritratti, incisi a piena pag. da Pitteri e da Zucchi, uno dell'autore e uno di Carlo Emanuele III. Inoltre, 120 deliziose iniziali figurate incise in rame e 16 testatine e finalini di finissima fattura incisi sempre su rame da Crivellari e Zucchi. Qualche alone ininfluente alla pergamena. Due timbri primonovocenteschi di privato possesso. Alcune minimali bruniture. Ottimo esemplare. Seconda edizione di questo autentico gioiello della tipografia bresciana settecentesca, con parole del Morazzoni "un piccolo capolavoro di gusto veneziano lievemente influenzato da un certo gusto lombardo. sontuoso per una serie deliziosa di capricciose testate e finali a soggetto realistico ambientato in un paesaggio fantastico, ideata da Pietro Scabrini con gusto assai bizzarro. Il bel libro è inciso da Bartolomeo Crivellari e da Francesco Zucchi e di notevole ha pure la ricca serie di lettere iniziali a sfondo architettonico". La raccolta comprende 8 epistole in versi e 111 sonetti. Durante Duranti (Brescia, 1718-Palazzolo, 1780), letterato, è da non confondere con l'omonimo Cardinale e Vescovo di Brescia, suo antenato, vissuto tra il 1486 e il 1587. Morazzoni, p. 174. Gamba, 2223, note. Lapiccirella, 160. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Borough of Southwark. Written First in the Year 1698. Very Much Enlarged in the Year 1720 by John Strype. Brought Down to the Present Time By Careful Hands.

      London, Innys et al. 1754 - 1755 - 2 volumes substantial and tall folio (12 x 18ins, 300 x 450mm) contemporary three-quarters Russia, sympathetically rebacked calf at an early date, raised bands and gilt, corners a little rubbed, completely uncut, and thus in the tallest possible state. Titles in red and black, 81 views, 51 maps - 132 copper plates in all engraved by Kip, Bowles, Nicholls, Maurer, some folding, those double-page mounted on guards. A few marginal repairs or strenghtning of folds, all excecuted in a sensitive way, no loss, a few folds slightly creased, very minor ocasional foxing. A very tall copy with generous margins to both plates and text. The Sixth and Best Edition, adding the celebrated series of recently built Squares. Upcott 2, 605-13. "London’s first historian and topographer.the foundation stone on which everybody who hopes to make an intellegent study of Old London and Londoners must build." Rubinstein. "Still held in the greatest estimation." Lowndes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Palace of St. Cloud on the side of the Orange Garden / Vue de Chateau de St. Cloud du coste de L'Orangerie

      Printed and sold for Bowles & Carver, at their Map and Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London 1755 - A magnificent view of a water-fountain display in the gardens of St. Cloud Palace outside Paris, by the celebrated engraver Jacques Rigaud. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a market developed among English and European travelers and vicarious travelers for prints of the picturesque places in prominent countries. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, artists and printmakers began to publish topographical prints of these important sights and architectural attractions. These prints in turn encouraged wider public recognition of and pride in the national treasures. Jacques Rigaud made a name for himself in both France and England as one of the most accomplished landscape engravers. He dedicated his artistic life to producing delicate prints of the beauty of his native land and executed a large series of works depicting France's stately homes. He also worked in England where he was commissioned to illustrate the celebrated gardens at Stowe. Rigaud's work influenced an entire generation of English and French printmakers; his delicate formal engravings established a classical format for topographical prints, which would be used until the nineteenth century. The magnificent St. Cloud palace was a summer residence for Napoleon I., Louis XVIII., Charles X., Louis Philippe and Napoleon III. Overlooking Paris, the Palace was famed for its magnificent gardens and grand water fountains, beautifully depicted in Rigaud's stunning print. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes III, p. 337, (Le Blanc mistakenly confuses Jacques Rigaud with his nephew Jean Baptiste Rigaud and attributes Jacques' work wrongly) Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 p. 156-157. Hand-coloured engraving. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition. Framed in a handsome gold-leaf frame with a gold washline mount. Image size: 8 x 16 1/2 inches.

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        Carolinae Floridae nec non Insularum Bahamensium cum partibus adjacendibus delineato ad exemplar Londinense in lucem edita

      Seligmann, Nuremberg 1755 - A fine copy of the first and only Continental edition of a Map of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands, here with particularly fine period hand-colouring. The English edition of this map (first published in Vol.II of Mark Catesby's Natural History of South Carolina, and the Bahama Islands , London, 1743) is now virtually unobtainable. This has greatly increased the desirability of this fine Continental version, which is itself quite scarce. Seligmann's Sammlung verschiedener auslaendischer und seltener Vögel was published in nine parts between 1749 and 1776, and included a German translation of Catesby's work with re-engraved versions of his images, including the present map. Catesby's work was the first natural history of American flora and fauna. Catesby scholar G.F. Frick calls this map "a good representation of the better English ideas about the geography of North America" in the period. It is not generally recognized that the English version of this map appeared in two states. On the first state of 1743, the territory on both sides of the Mississippi was coloured green, to indicate that the entire region was in the hands of the French. A second state was included in the third edition of the Natural History in 1771, altered to show the political realignment brought about by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The territory on the east bank of the Mississippi, which had been acquired by Britain, was now coloured green; the territory to the West, which now belonged to Spain, was coloured blue. The present German edition corresponds with the English first state. The map shows Southeastern North America as far west as the Mississippi River, plus the nearby Caribbean islands of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispaniola. Cf. Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps (1998 ed.), 210 & 292. Copper-engraved map, with full original hand colouring, in good condition apart from an expertly repaired split to an old fold.

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        Les soupers de la Cour, ou l' Art de travailler toutes sortes d' alimens, pour servir les meilleures tables, suivant les quatre saisons

      Guillys 1755 (MENON). Les soupers de la Cour, ou l' Art de travailler toutes sortes d' alimens, pour servir les meilleures tables, suivant les quatre saisons. Paris, Guillys, 1755. 4 volumi in - 12°, piena pelle coeva, dorsi a nervi decorati in oro. I: xii, xxii, (2), 404 pp. II: (2), xxii, 460 pp. III: (2), xxii, 300 pp. IV: (2), 367, (1) pp. Bell' esemplare della rara edizione originale di questa celebre opera culinaria. Vicaire, 591: Les soupers de la Cour sont rares; on ne les recontre qu' assez difficilement, Ces quatre volumes sont très estimés et atteignent un prix assez élevé dans les ventes... Bitting, p. 321: This is the most celebrated of Menon's works and one of the most important among the culinary works of the 18th century, consequently has become rare and difficult to obtain in complete form. Manca al Simon (Bibliotheca gastronomica).

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        Les Soupers de la Cour, ou l'art de travailler toutes sortes d'alimens, pour servir les meilleures Tables, suivant les quatre Saisons

      Paris: Chez Guillyn, Libraire, 1755. First edition. 3 volumes of 4 vols., 12mo. Tome I: xii, xxii, [2], 404pp; Tome II: xxii, 460pp.; Tome III: xxii, 300pp. Lacking Tome IV. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines, marbled endpapers; head of volume II slightly nicked, joints rubbed and starting but sound. Bitting , p. 321; Cagle 344; OCLC records four locations; Vicaire col. 591. Not in Oberlé, Pennell, or Simon . A rare and important book. Both of Bittings sets (one of the first edition, the other of the second edition, were incomplete. "This is the most celebrated of Menon's works and one of the most important among the culinary works of the 18th century, consequently has become rare and difficult to obtain in complete form." - Bitting

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande - oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden. Dreyzehnter Band.

      Leipzig, Arkstee und Merkus, 1755. - 26 (von 29) meist gefalt. Kupfertafeln, (1 Bl.), XXI, 696 S., (16 Bl. Register). Pergamentband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Graesse III, 307; Engelmann I, 107; Sabin I, 913; Cox I, 32. - Der 13. Band beschreibt erste Reisen, Entdeckungen und Niederlassungen der Europäer in Amerika, insbesondere Zentralamerika und Mexiko. Er behandelt u.a. die Reisen des Christoph Columbus. Inklusive der erst für den folgenden Band angekündigten Tafel 18 (Landschaften Nicaragua und Costa ricca). - Rückseite des Titelblatts und S. 100 gestempelt. Einzelne Seiten nur geringfügig fleckig, sonst sauber und gut erhalten.

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      Altenburg Paul Emanuel Richter 1755 - RARE: Antiquarian book in Old German Gothic Script. Hebammenkunst is Midwifery. Size: 7.00 x 4.00 inches approx. Not knowing German or the Gothic script it is difficult to know the exact translation of the title but it could be A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Midwifery which is an antiquarian publication in English. Well used boards with background staining, (hardback) name of a previous owner to front endpaper dated 1927, some browining but thoroughly readable, engraved vignette to title page, 492 numbered pages, engraved embellishments, all edge red, full of character. Smellie, William, Theoretical and practical treatise on the art of midwifery. Translated from English by Johann Ernst Zeiher. VIII, 492 pages, . Altenburg, PE, Richter, 1755. Extracted from the internet: 'First German edition of the classic work on obstetrics. -. "Smellie (1697-1763), contributed more to the fundamentals of obstetrics than virtually any individual in his, Treatise 'he more accurately than any previous Described the mechanism of parturition writer, stressing the importance of exact measurement of the pelvis Hey. was the first to lay down rules regarding the safe use of forceps, and personally Introduced the steel-lock, the curved, and the double forceps. He invented the, Smellie maneuver 'to deliver breech cases. " (Garrison / Morton 6154, the original-outputs. 1752). - Smellie, "is rightly considered the father of natural childbirth help . The op surgery he tried to limit as much as possible" (Hirsch).' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1): Der gegenwärtige Staat von England Portugal und Spanien, Teil 1, Danzig 1755. Konvolut von 13 Titeln, meist anonym -.

      Danzig. bey Johann Christian Schuster, ff. 1755. - 13 in 1, mit einigen Holzstichen und einem Kupfer, kl.8°. 17,2 x11,1 cm. 227 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. die Pergamentecken etwas bestoßen, vorderer fliegender Vorsatz mit Eintragungen von alter Hand und fast lose, der Buchblock durchgängig sauber und gut, hinterer fliegender Vorsatz mit kleinem Loch, die Kleinschriften alle selten und so kaum noch auffindbar. Titelblatt von (1) entfernt, (2) Der gegenwärtige Staat von Engelland, Portugall und Spanien, Nebst einigen Nachrichten über die Handlung dieser Nationen, Zweyter Theil, Danzig, bey Johann Christian Schuster, 1755, (3 Bl.) 254 S., (3) - (Schmauß, Johann Jacob (1690-1757)) - J.J.S.P.G. Betrachtung über den gegenwärtigen verwirrten Zustand der Niederlande, 1747, 32 S., (4) - (Schmauß, Johann Jacob (1690-1757)) - Die siegende Republik, oder die vernichtete Burbonische Staats-Klugheit. Schreiben eines freyen Engelländers an seine Freunde in Amsterdam als der andere Theil zu des J.J.S.P.G. Betrachtung über den gegenwärtigen verwirrten Zustand der Niederlande. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, Anno 1747, 16 S.,- (5) - Kurtzer Entwurf aller merckwürdigen Begebenheiten/ so sich zugetragen/ als der Printz von Wallis zum Ritter des heil. Georgen geschlagen wurde/ mit vorhergehendem Bericht von denen Solennitäten/ welche Bey seiner Kröhnung vorgegangen. Darinnen so wohl der prächtige Einzug in Paris als auch andere Ceremonien beschrieben werden, Mühlhausen , Barthelmes Lindwurm, 1708, 29 S., - (6) - Umständliche Relation der Reise Sr. Königlichen Majestät von Groß Britannien Georg des I. und Desselben gantzen hohen hauses/ von Hannover biß London/ nebst allen Ceremonien der Einhohlung und Kröhnung, Hamburg, 1714, (3 Bl.), 56 S.,- (7) - : (Webb, Philip Carteret (1700-1770)) - Anmerkungen über des Prätendenten Vollmacht und Erklärungen/ Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von. Mich.(ael) Lor.(enz) Willich (1715-1769), Secret. der Stadt Göttingen, Göttingen, bey Abram Vandenhoeck Univ. Buchh. , 1746, (1 Bl.) 118 S., - (8) - : Flugblatt 4 seitig: Augustopolis, im Junio 1734, Dreyfache Eintheilung der Gemüther Bey ietziger Beschaffenheit des Polnischen Krieges, Nach deutscher reim-Arth also fürgestellet, - (9) - : Fischer, Christian Ludewig, Des Dänischen Scepters merckwürdigste und kurtzgefaßte Staats-Geschichte/ zum Mercklichen Gebrauch der galanten/ wie auch jungen Welt/ in einer poetischen Feder entworffen, und aufgestellet von Christian Ludewig Fischern, Copenhagen und Leipzig, Bey Johann Nicolaus Lossius, 1792, 32 S., - (10) - : Vorläuffige Probe Einer hiernechst zu publicirenden Übersetzung Der von dem Herrn Abt de Bos Sr. Aller-Christlichen Majestät ehemahligen Legations-Secretario auf dem Friedens-Congreß zu Utrecht Vor einigen Jahren in Frantzösischer Sprache herausgegebenen Nachricht Von der zwischen dem Pabst, dem Kayser Maximiliano I., dem Könige in Frankreich, dem Könige von Arragonien, und einigen Italiänischen Fürsten wider die Republque Venedig zu Cammeryck 1508 errichteten Verein Worinnen die Staats-Maximen, Interessen, Praetensiones und geheime Absichten, welche die mächtigste Printzen von Europa um diese Zeit geführet haben Aus Archivischen Nachrichten und glaubwürdigen Uhrkunden Mit politisch-pragmatischer Feder vorgestellet werden, Im Jahre 1719, 29 S., - (11) - : Benedictus XIII.: Übersetzung der Bulle, Welche .Benedictus XIII. Wegen des nach Ostern 1725 in Rom zu halternden Concilii ergehen lassen. Nebst einer. Weissagung, Welche ein gewisser Araber, Ihro Majestät dem Römischen Kayser Sigismundo auf dem Concilio zu Costnitz Anno 1414 Unter 40 Geheimnüs-vollen Rätzeln .übergeben, Rom, zu finden in der Päbstlichen Buchhandlung, 1725, 23 Bl., - (12) - : Italiänischer Machiavelismus, Oder der IN Rom binnen währender Vacantz eines Römischen Ober-Haupts/ Bey Denen Herren Cardinälen sich befindliche Italiänische Geist, Frystadt, 1724, 78 S., -(13) - : Neueröffnetes Römisches Conclave, oder Kurtze Historische Nachricht von dem Leben und Absterben Pabsts Benedict i XIII. und der Er [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Considérations sur les finances d'Espagne . Seconde édition, augmentée de Réflexions sur la nécessité de comprendre l'étude du Commerce et des Finances dans celle de la Politique (édition originale).

      Chez les Frères Estienne, Paris 1755 - Reliure demi cuir à coins. 1755, imprimé à Dresde. Petit format : 13,8x8,5 cm. [4]-217-79 pages. Assez bon état. Pagination erronée d'origine : passage de la page 192 à la page 213 sans discontinuité du texte. Cachet de bibliothèque sur la page de titre. Dos et bords des plats de la couverture sont frottés. Taches de dégras aux coins des pages de garde. Déchirure sur les pages 37-38, recollée, le texte reste lisible. Petites taches brunes sur les tranches. Pâles rousseurs sur certaines pages. Minime déchirure sur le bord latéral des pages 125-126 Reliure solide. Collationné. La deuxième partie est une édition originale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, aus "Universel Traveller", "A map of Quan-Tong or Lea - Tonge Province; and the Kingdom of Kau-Li or Corea".

      . 1755, 26,7 x 21,7 (H). Unten links die Titelkartusche. Die Karte zeigt Korea.

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        De Monetis Italiae Medii Aevi hactenus non evulgatis quae in Musaeo servantur una cum earundem iconobus dissertatio - Altera dissertatio.

      Typis Bernardini Pomatelli - Joseph Rinaldi, 1755 - 1767, Ferrariae, - 2 opere in un vol. in-4° (283x190mm), pp. VIII, 116; (4), 142, (10) di indice; legatura coeva p. pelle con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. Tagli rossi, sguardie decorate. Frontespizi in rosso e in nero con vignette calcografiche. Dedica a stampa ad Alfonso Varano, sormontata da magnifica testatina calcografica con putti sorreggenti il suo blasone. Capilettera, testatine e finalini istoriati incisi su rame. Numerosissime figure di medaglie incise su rame n.t. e a piena pagina. Buon esemplare. Bell'ex-libris di Pio Bondioli disegnato da Giulio Cìsari. Edizione originale di entrambe le parti (la seconda apparve 12 anni dopo la prima) di questo dotto studio del numismatico ferrarese Vincenzo Bellini (1708-1783) sulla monetazione medievale italiana. In seguito apparvero altre due dissertazioni integrative delle presenti. Olschki, Choix, 12883-12884 (cita solo la prima e seconda parte). Kress Library, 300 (riporta il solo primo volume). Brunet, VI, col. 1445, n. 25637. Luppi, p. 414. Graesse, I, p. 239. Bassoli, Monete e medaglie nel libro antico, p. 58. Bassoli, Il fondo libri di numismatica, 35. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Sumtibus Academiae Scientiarum. Petropoli. (St. Petersburg). ND (1755). 4to. (11 x 8.8 inches). 144pp. 1 illustrated leaf with 19 engraved figures. Aside from Euler's work, the book contains two other thesis; Frisi's Existentia et Motu Aetheris & Beraud's Theoria Electricitatis. A bright, tall, completely uncut copy with some gatherings still unopened. Edges of pages a little rubbed and creased but generally this is a very good copy finely bound in recent full brown speckled calf, the boards with a decorative floral gilt border. Spine has five raised bands, ruled in gilt. Red title label, lettered and ruled in in gilt. Overall a very good copy of this rare book. Search of the online COPAC shows just four copies, held at the University College, London, British Library, Oxford & Cambridge Libraries. ---- Johann Albrecht Euler, (1734 - 1800), was the first child of the Great Swiss Mathematician Leonhard Euler. His excellence in the field of Physics led to him being made Chair of Physics at the St Petersburg Academy in 1766. While there he continued to help his father, whose sight had now faded, with his enormous output of work.

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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)

      A. Millar, T. Osborn, T. And T. Longman, C. Hitch, L. Hawes, J. Hodges and J. And J. Rivington, London 1755 - Book. 4to - over 9¾. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      Londres, A. Millar, T Osborn, and T. Longman, C Hitch and L. Hawes,J.Hodges and J.Rivington 1755 - 4to.23x 27 cms.2 vols. [4] + xxviii + 403 + [1] + viii + 466 + [1] pp.Con 28 láminas grabadas a plena página por F Hayman.Ejemplar con encuadernación en plena piel marrón claro del s XX sobre tabla con rueda dorada en planos y lomos cuajados; cortes dorados. Internmente el ejemplar es muy bueno y en algunas páginas hay un muy leve moteado.L impresión de las láminas es de gran calidad. Muy buen ejemplar de esta primera edición de Smollett. Palau 52485. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Drammaturgia... accresciuta e continuata fino all' anno MDCCLV

      Venezia: Pasquali. 1755. Small quarto. Quarter vellum with dark orange decorative title label gilt to spine. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), [iii] ("A' Cortesi Leggitori L'Editore"), [i] (fine large woodcut device) + 1,016 columns (= 508 pp.), including the supplement (columns 837-946), additions and corrections (947- 950), and an index of authors (951-1016). With a fine woodcut device to title and occasional woodcut head- and tailpieces. A very good, wide- margined, uncut copy, with only occasional minor foxing and staining. . Cortot p. 4. Hirsch I, appendix 2. Wolffheim II, 908. Gregory-Bartlett I, 12. RISM BVI p. 81.An important early bibliography of plays, operas, and ballets to 1755, "revised and continued by Giovanni Cendoni, Apostolo Zeno and others." Gregory-Bartlett.

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        Tratado de barnices, y charoles, enmendado, y añadido en esta segunda impresión de muchas Curiosidades, y aumentado al fin con otro de miniatura para aprender facilmente a pintar sin Maestro; y secreto para hacer los mejores colores, el oro bruñido, y en concha / Traducido del idioma Francés al Castellano por el Dr. Francisco Vicente Orellana, Presbítero, Maestro en Artes, y Dr. en la Jurisprudencia Civil, del Gremio, y Claustro de la Universidad de Valencia. Dedicado a la Academia Valenciana de las Tres Bellas Artes, Pintura, Escultura, y Arquitectura, Baxo el Nombre de Santa Bárbara

      - Con Privilegio. En Valencia: En la Imprenta de Joseph García, Plaza de Calatrava, Año 1755. Se hallarà en la Libreria de Manuel Cabero, y Cortès, Calle de Campaneros.- 14 h., 252 p.: con varias ilustraciones xilográficas intercaladas en el texto; 8º mayor (20 cm.); buen papel verjurado; Pergamino flexible época.- Tiene en general diversas señales y notas de la época, manuscritas a tinta por algún estudioso del tema que hizo uso del libro. Salvo esto y algunas difusas y ténues marcas de humedad, el libro se encuentra muy bien en general, con el papel fuerte y terso. El libro menciona las obras más necesarias para los que se dediquen a la pintura de historia. Barbier sugiere como autores A Filipo Buonanni para el primer tratado y a Claude Boutet para el segundo. Palau Nº 339520. Libro en español [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        AÑO XERICIENSE. Diario eclesiástico, y civil de la mui noble, y mui leal Ciudad de Xerez ( Jeréz ) de la Frontera. Donde se manifiestan todas las mas Festividades, que con Sermon, y el Señor manifiesto se celebran en sus Templos, con la distibución de las Fiestas Mobibles, la de la assistencia de la Ciudad, sus Regocijos, y particularidades de si gobierno anual. Lleva assimismo, para cada dia del año, varias noticias sucedidas en tales dias, aunque en años diferentes. Por., su author, natural, y recidente de esta dicha Ciudad de Xeréz. 1ª edición

      - En Sevilla. Por Joseph Padrino, Impressor, y Mercader de Libros. 1755. 8º mayor, portada, 1 lámina, 18h-139pp. Escudo de la ciudad calcográfico grabado en cobre fuera de texto, capitulares, viñetas inicales y finales. Preciosa media holandesa puntas actual, nervios, hierros dorados y tejuelo de piel, filetes en seco en ambos planos. Antiguo exlibris manuscrito en portada. Muy buen ejemplar, limpio y con todos sus márgenes, ladillos, bella impresión y tipografía clásica de la época. No en BGE. Palau 111314: No menciona la lámina y de los preliminares sólo 2 folios.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PONTIFICUM BRIXIANORUM series Commentario Historico illustrata. Opera et studio Accessit Codicum Mss. Elenchus in Archivio Brixianae Cathedralis asservatorum.

      Bossini,, Brescia, 1755 - gr. vol. in-4, pp. (12), XLVIII, 482, leg. cart. rust. coevo con d. rinforz. in carta dec. Gr. incis. in rame al front. e capilett. in rame. Rara opera sulla chiesa bresciana impreziosita da moltiss. pagine aggiunte mss e chiose marginali. Sono inseriti 34 fogli a p.pag. e 36 fogli a metà pagina distribuiti nei capitoli relativi ai vescovi. Al front. è presente una nota ms in cui si dichiara che queste annotazioni mss sono di mano di Faustino Rossini, prevosto della chiesa dei Santi Faustino e Giovita di Brescia, morto nel 1819. Platneriana p.73. Lozzi 940. [211]

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        Discours sur l'origine et les Fondemens de l'Inégalité parmi les Hommes. Par Jean Jaques Rousseau Citoyen de Genève.

      Chez Marc Michel Rey 1755 - In-8 ( 200 X 130 mm ) de LXX pp., ( 1 ) f., 262 pp., plein veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné de caissons de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin havane, coupes filetées d'or, tranches brique ( reliure de l'époque ). Contrefaçon publiée quelques semaines après l'originale. Le frontispice est une copie de celui de l'édition originale, mais il n'est pas signé et la légende porte: Il retourne chez chés ses Egaux vignette de titre: figure de la liberté. Il n'y a pas de cartons, ni de page d'Errata et les fautes sont corrigées sauf une. Usures aux coins et aux coiffes, agréable exemplaire. edition-originale contrefacon Litterature [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Discours sur l’origine et les fondamens de l’inegalité parmi les hommes.

      - Dresde, 1755, 17 x 10 cm., plena piel, lomo con adornos, XLVI – 206 págs. (Rara edición publicada el mismo año que la primera).

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        Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inegalite parmi les hommes. Par Jean Jacques Rousseau, citoyen de Geneve.

      - A Dresde, 1755, in-12, leg. coeva in piena pelle, dorso a 5 nervi con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro negli scomparti, tagli spruzzati, pp. XLVI, 206. Edizione dello stesso anno dell'originale. Timbretto di dismissione di biblioteca di associazione privata alla sguardia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendium Seckendorfianum oder Kurzgefaßte Reformations-Geschichte aus des Herrn Veit Ludwigs von Seckendorf Historia Lutheranismi zur allgemeinen Erbauung zusammen gezogen, mit einem Anhange vom Jahr 1546. bis zum Religionsfrieden 1555,

      Franckfurt, Leipzig; Hallisches Waisenhaus Buchladen, 1755 - 20 Bl., 471 S., 428 S.; 24 Bl., 556 S.; 512 S.; 212 S., Register 1-3 Theil I und II in einem Band: gut erhalten, 3. und 4. Theil: Einbände berieben, Seiten wellig, 4. Theil: unteres Kapital ca. 1cm eingerissen, Band Anhang: Ebd. stärker berieben, Einbanddecke Leder vorne ca. 2/3 abgerieben, Leder hinten etwas löchrig durch Abrieb, unteres Kapital ca. 5cm eingerissen, Vorsatzblatt liegt gelöst bei, Seiten wellig Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2450 Band 1/2 Leder d. Zt., Band 3, 4, Register Halbldr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VARIOS ELOQUENTES LIBROS, recogidos en uno. Escrivieronlos diferentes autores. Dedicatos al señor d. Joseph de Chaves Villarroel. MERCADER Y DE CERBELLÓN, Gaspar. RETRATO POLITICO DEL SEÑOR REY DON ALFONSO EL VIII que dedica a la S.C.R. M. del Rey Nuestro Señor D. Carlos II. [Sigue:] FERNÁNDEZ NAVARRETE, Pedro. EL PERFECTO PRIVADO, INSTRUIDO DE LELIO PEREGRINO, EN REMITIDA CARTA A ESTANISLAO BORDIO privado del Rey de Polonia. [Sigue:] ESPINOSA Y MALO, Félix de Lucio. ADVERTENCIAS POLITICAS, Y MORALES, escritas en comunicada carta al Sr. D. Juan de Matos Fragoso, cavallero del Abito de Christo. [Sigue:] POLO DE MEDINA, Jacinto. A LELIO, GOVIERNO MORAL. Dedicado a Don Alonso Antonio Sandoval. Señor de la Villa de Alcantarilla. [Sigue:] RUBIO

      Imp. Joseph Garcia Lanza. Madrid, 1755 - . 6 h., 370 pág., 1 h. Enc. en pergamino. Papel algo tostado. * Se trata de una compilación de Fr. Juan Bautista Aguilar. Teoria política Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables Choisies Mises En Vers (4 Vols.)

      Paris: Desaint et Saillant, 1755. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Oudry, Jean-Baptiste; 42 Engravers, Including Cochin, Tardieu, Prevost, Chedel, Lempereur, Etc.. Book. Elephant Folio - over 15. 1755 - 1759. 4 volumes, 420 by 285 mm or 16.5 by 11 inches. With 276 (1 extra) illustrated plates designed by Oudry (1685 - 1755), as well as half-titles, engraved title pages, head and tailpieces. Extra plate is the second version of the plate found by page 112 of Vol 3, for the Fable CLXXII, "Le Singe et le Leopard".) Bound in is the first state of the plate, which did not have the word "Leopard" on the banner. Included, but not presently bound, is the second state, with "Leopard" on the banner. Contemporary calf rebacked preserving spines, covers panelled in gilt. Spines tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments containing urn motif, with red morocco lettering labels. Marbled endpapers. Some very intermittent spotting. Faint dampstain to front blanks of Vols 1 and 2. Hinges strengthened, rebacked. Some restoration to spine. Overall, a magnificent copy of one of the pinnacles of French illustrated book art. Oudry achieved his first success as a portraitist, and he was elected to the Royal Academy in 1719 as a historical painter. After he became the director of the Beauvais tapestry factory he began to amuse himself with subjects from La Fontaine's Fables. He made 276 sketches in all between 1729 and 1735. These visualizations of La Fontaine so harmonize with the verse form as to earn Oudry a reputation as the "La Fontaine of Painting". The plates contained in this book have had an incalculable influence on animal illustrators afterwards, and much of the art work has been directly reproduced or adapted in designs used in other areas of the decorative arts such as wallpaper design, fabric design, porcelain, etc.

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        Handgeschriebenes Gebets- und Andachtsbuch: *Tägliche Andagts Übung Einer Gottliebenden Seelen zu Stütz und grössern Eyffer, in sich begrieffend überaus kräfftige Morgen-, Abend- , Meß-, Beicht- und Communion-Gebetter und andere dergleichen....

      1755.. (... Allen gottliebenden Seelen zur grössere Andacht zusammengetragen...) ( Ohne Verfasser- und Ortsangabe ). Private, teils kalligraphische Handschrift mit 3 zwischengebundenen Kupferstichen. Mit 254 Seiten, 2 n.n. Blätter ( Register ), goldgeprägter gepunzter Ganzlederband mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt und marmorierten Vorsatzpapieren, 8° ( 19,5 x 15,5 ). Das Gebetbuch verfaßt in meist gut lesbarer deutscher Schreibschrift, teils mit kalligraphischen Anfangsbuchstaben. Der Ganzlederband mit eingeprägten Initialen *A.B.O.F* und der Jahreszahl 1755. Der Einband stark berieben, etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken zu den Kapitalen hin angeplatzt und etwas beschädigt sowie mit kleiner Wurmspur. Der Goldschnitt stark verblaßt. Innen einige Seiten gering fleckig, erste Seiten stärker fingerfleckig. Einige Seiten etwas angeknickt, einige Seiten eselsohrig. Wenige Seiten mit kleiner Wurmspur, einige Seiten mit kleinem Tintenfraß. ( Gewicht 400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave Aphorismos de Cognoscendis et Curandis Morbis.

      Apud Guilelmum Cavelier 1755 - - 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. - 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. viij (4) 884pp. et (4) 769pp. et vij (1bc) 685pp. et (8) 668pp. et xij, 736pp. (91) (16) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Tome treizième: Voyages dans la presqu'isle en deça du Gange.

      La Haye, Pierre de Hondt, 1755. - Nouvelle édition. 4to. VIII+508+(4) pp. Complete with 8 maps/plans (incl. 6 fold.) & 23 plts. (incl. 5 fold., all engr.). Hardcover. Late 19th-century half calf with 2 gilt-lettered title labels on spine, marbled boards & endpapers. VG. (Occas. light foxing/browning, mainly to prel. pages; leaves *2 and *3 bound in wrong order; some worm holes in inner margins near spine). * Incl. travels of Dellon (Malabar), Guillaume de Methold & Tavernier to the diamond mines in Golkonde, Visapoor & Bengal; Nicolaas de Graaf on the Ganges; the Portuguese in India, history of Dom Pedro de Castro, voyage of Luillier to the Gulf of Bengal; travels in Hindustan of Thomas Rhoe & Johann Albrecht von Mandelslo, Bernier in Kashmir, Tavernier in Hindustan & Batavia; history and description of the Mugul Empire & Hindustan, description of the coast of Malabar & Golkonde. - Maps/plans and views of Cananor, Dutch fort Gelderland in Palliacate (Coromandel), Kingdom of Bangal, Hindustan (= Indian subcontinent), Dabul (or Dabhol), Cananor (Malabar), Dutch fort at Cranganor, town and fort of Cochin. - Landwehr VOC, 265. - The Hague quarto ed., mainly a reprint of the Paris edition, but with many corrections and additions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De' Teatri moderni contrarj alla professione Cristiana. Libri due in conferma delle sue Dissertazioni De Spectaculis Theatralibus. Alla Santità di Nostro Signore Benedetto XIV.

      presso gli Eredi Barbiellini,, in Roma, 1755 - In-4° (280x200mm), pp. XXVIII, 376, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con ex-libris con panoplia d'armi applicato al piatto. Tagli rossi. Frontespizio in rosso e in nero con stemma pontificio inciso su rame, allusivo alla dedicatoria a stampa dell'opera a Benedetto XIV. Capilettera e testatine riccamente ornate in calcografia. Indici ed errata finali. Bell'esemplare marginoso e su carta forte con qualche arrossatura. Nota di possesso di un sacerdote in data 1763 alla prima c. Prima ed unica edizione di quest'ampio volume contro le rappresentazioni teatrali e la loro presunta influenza corruttrice sui costumi, seguito e integrazione di un'altra opera di eguale tenore del Concina, il "De Spectaculis Theatralibus". Le requisitorie dello scrittore ed ecclesiastico friulano sono condotte con estrema virulenza; particolarmente disprezzate le attrici, definite "putidulae meretriculae", leziose sgualdrinelle. Il Concina (Clanzetto, San Daniele, 1707-Venezia, 1756) assunse l'abito domenicano a Conegliano e studiò in Austria e a Venezia, occupando poi una cattedra di filosofia e di teologia a Forlì. Poligrafo dalla zelante aderenza ai principi della Chiesa controriformata, oratore valente, ingaggiò asperrime polemiche con i Gesuiti in controversie teologali sul probabilismo che gli valsero gli attacchi, tra gli altri, di Sant'Alfonso de'Liguori, ma l'apprezzamento del pontefice, sotto i cui auspici pubblicò la "Theologia christiana dogmatico-moralis" (12 voll., Roma-Venezia, 1749-51). Una sua vita compose il padre Sandelli da Padova (V. D. Fassini), De Danielis Concinae vita et scripti commentarius, Brescia, 1767. La sua figura è stata oggetto di dibattiti ancora nel XX secolo, con il giudizio favorevole espresso su di lui da Jemolo e quello invece fortemente limitativo di Franco Venturi, che lo ritenne un teologo torrentizio e precluso a qualsiasi novità. Le sue opere sono oltre 40, alcune delle quali tuttora inedite; ricordiamo, fra l'altro, "Della storia del probabilismo e del rigorismo" e le assai curiose "Memorie storiche sopra l'uso della cioccolata in tempo di digiuno". Cat. Gaspari, 1, 110. Olschki, 10864.

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        A View of Hamoze and Plymouth Dock from Mount Edgcumbe

      Published J. Boydell, C. Bowles, R. Wilkinson and R. Sayer & Bennett, [London 1755 - A panoramic view of the Hamoze estuary, which flows into the Plymouth Sound and joins the River Plym. This vibrantly coloured plate is from a series of five prints depicting the celebrated scenery of Mount Edgcumbe. Taken from the pinnacle of Mount Edgcumbe peering over the verdant canopy of trees, this beautiful print affords a clear view of the busy Plymouth dockyard. Established in 1690, the docks have an extensive naval history and, by the late 1700s, were one of the principal bases of the Royal Navy. Fleets as well as solitary naval vessels were stationed there, and the dockyard was also actively engaged in the manufacturing of new ships. Situated in Cornwall on the slopes of the Rame peninsula overlooking the River Tamar and the Plymouth Sound, Mount Edgcumbe was the family seat of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Amidst the lush parklands and eighteenth-century gardens for which Edgcumbe is famous, sits Mount Edgcumbe House, an impressive Tudor-style residence erected by Roger Palmer in 1547-53 at the behest of Sir Richard Edgcumbe of Cotehele. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography. Hand-coloured copper engraving, heightened by touches of gum arabic. Printed on fine laid paper. Very good condition apart from some minor foxing in the margins.

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        Musaeum Typographicum, seu Collectio in qua, omnium ferè Librorum in quavis facultate ac Lingua rariorum, Rarissimorum, notatu que dignissim. accurate Recensentur à Guillelmo-Francisco Rebude, juniore, Bibliopola Parisiensi

      Title within ornate typographical border composed of fleurons by Fournier le Jeune. 1 p.l., 43 pp. Small 8vo, cont. red morocco (like in all copies, short tears to margins of several leaves, each carefully strengthened), triple gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, contrasting morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. [Paris]: 1755. First edition, one of twelve copies printed. De Bure's Musaeum Typographicum is one of the most elusive and intriguing bibliographical compilations of the eighteenth century, intended for private circulation among a few friends and clients by the twenty-four year old De Bure (1731-82), soon to become the most influential bookseller and bibliographer in France of 18th century. It is one of the greatest rarities in bibliographical and antiquarian booktrade literature. The Musaeum Typographicum is an alphabetical list of 510 books printed between 1457 and 1737, including separate entries for copies on vellum, and on ordinary or large paper, of the same books. Bibliographers, from Brunet to Jean Viardot, have considered the volume to be the forerunner or trial balloon of the De Bure's landmark publication in the history of bibliophily, Bibliographie Instructive, the first volume of which appeared only eight years later. The traditional number of copies printed has always been given as twelve (see Brunet, Bigmore and Wyman, and Viardot). Whether or not this is exactly true, there is no doubt that this book is virtually unobtainable. I have been waiting many years for a copy to put on my shelves. The most likely explanation for the printing of this rare catalogue was as a sort of extremely exclusive advertisement of the books which he could supply from his family's stock and other sources. Many of the books listed could have been furnished from De Bure's father's, his own, and other Parisian booksellers' stocks (even the 1462 Bible, of which several copies had recently come into the market). Fine copy. ❧ Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 94. Brunet, II, 554. Viardot, "Livres rares et pratiques bibliophiliques" in Histoire de l'Édition française, II, p. 459. .

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      London: For A. Millar, 1755 First Smollett translation from the Spanish of Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra to which is prefixed, some account of the author's life. Illustrated with 28 copper-plate engravings designed by Hayman and engraved by the best artists. The book also contains an extra "proof" engraving by W. Roberts, one of England's greatest early nineteenth century mezzotint engravers and engraver to King George III, dated 1833 depicting Don Quixote. In two volumes, vol. #1. 403pp., Vol. #2. 466pp.,errata at rear. Smollett's translation of Don Quixote not only succeeded in capturing the spirit of the Spanish original for English readers "but gave us as well the most readable version of Cervantes' masterpiece in our language". Bound in contemporary calf handsomely rebacked, red and green contrasting morocco labels gilt, raised bands with compartments decoratively stamped in gilt, newer marbled endpapers. A lovely set..

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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. pp. 2 p.l., lxii, 368 [i.e. 370: cancellans, numbered *179-180 bound in after errata]; 2 p.l., 387. with half-titles. 50 woodcut plates & 4 folding engraved plates. numerous engraved headpieces. woodcut tailpieces & title vignettes. contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, corners renewed. First Edition. Duhamel de Monceau, polymath and member of the Académie des Sciences, is best known for his contributions to the literature of agronomy and arboriculture. Much of his knowledge in these areas derived from practical experience gained on his estates at Vrigny and Monceau and on his brother’s at Denainvilliers. This, his second publication, describes more than a thousand trees in alphabetical order, following Tournefort’s classification and nomenclature. Of the 250 woodcut plates, 154 are printed from the blocks made in the sixteenth century by Giorgio Liberale and Wolfgang Mayerpeck for the large illustrations to Mattioli’s herbal. "These designs by Liberale and Meyerpeck, delicately cut, are among the most outstanding examples of woodcut botanical illustration, filling the full area of the large blocks, on which they might have been drawn directly." (Raphael) Some incorporate slight alterations made by Duhamel de Monceau. The remaining woodcuts illustrate plants unknown to Mattioli and are of lesser quality; they include depictions of the Magnolia grandiflora, the tulip tree, several maples, and others from North America. The folding engraved plates illustrate charcoal burning, olive presses, soap boiling, and furnaces used to make pitch, directions for which are also included in the text. N.Ozanne [1728-1811) was responsible for the elegant engraved vignettes, all but one of which depict detailed dissections of flowers or fruits. Hunt 552. Nissen BBI 547. Pritzel 2466. Raphael, Silva, 2. Stafleu TL2 1544. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Physical Dissertation on Drowning, and, Observationum Medico-Chirurgicarum Rariorum, and, Medical and Chirurgical Observations . 3 Papers Bound Into One.

      Jacob Robinson, London 1755 - 3 papers bound together in 1 volume. Birmingham Library book plate to front paste-down. Birmingham Medical Institute stamp to title page. Last page of dissertation shows an illustration which is no longer attached at the bottom, with some of the paper missing. Bound in vellum. Boards are very dirty. Date to base of spine is 1709, with Birmingham Medical Institute gilt stamp over it. Slight loss to the base of spine. The very bottom of the spine, the boards have become slightly detached. The first is dated 1749. 80 pp., [1] leaf of plate : illustrated. A Physical Dissertation on Drowning: In which Submersion, commonly call'd Drowning, is shewn to be a long time Consistent with the Continuance of Life, from a Variety of Unexceptional tho' Surprising Facts, related by the most Eminent and Judicious Authors and Confirm'd by Incontestable Evidence; which Facts are reconcil'd and Accounted for, from the Strictest Laws of the Animal Oeconomy, To which is subjoined, The proper Measures for Recovery and Reielf, the Obligations we lie under to practise them are clearly suggested, and strongly enforc'd; intended for the Good of Mankind, by resorting Life to many Persons, who are erroneously supported to be irretrievably drowned. Recommended particularly, to the Consideration of the Surgeons of the Navy and Army, who have frequent Opportunities of practicing the Methods recommended. With an Appendix, containing some Methods for the recovery of those who hang themselves, and of children supposed to be born dead. .light toning and a few spots. Second paper; Petri de Marchettis Philosophi ac Medici Patavini, Equitis D. Marci, et in Patrio Gymnasio Chirurgiae olim, nunc vero Anatomes Professoris, Observationum Medico-Chirurgicarum Rariorum Sylloge. Accesserunt Aliquot Observationes Auctoris Posthumae. 1729. Written in Latin. 127pp. Third paper is and Medical and Chirurgical Observations, by Frederick Muzell. Translated from the German original. pp xvi + 131. Dated 1755.

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        Autograph receipt signed (in third person within the text, and with initials).

      Tonnerre, d. d. - ¾ S. Large 8vo. Receipt for household expenses for "Mlle. D’Éon", here "pour poisson". - Éon de Beaumont was a French transsexual political adventurer, secret agent of Louis XV in Russia (1755), then minister to England. The term "eonism" denoting the tendency to adopt the costume and manners of the opposite sex, is derived from his name. Despite d'Éon's wearing a dragoon's uniform all the time, there were rumors that he was actually a woman, and a betting pool was started on the London Stock Exchange about his true sex. D'Éon finally claimed to be physically not a man, but a woman, and demanded recognition by the government as such. King Louis XVI and his court complied, but demanded that d'Éon dress appropriately and wear women's clothing. D'Éon agreed, especially when the king granted him funds for a new wardrobe. Overall, Charles d’Éon spent his first 49 years as a man, and his last 33 years as a woman. Upon death, a council of physicians discovered that d'Éon's body was anatomically male. - Lower margin with tiny paper defect.

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        Traité des animaux ou après avoir fait des observations critiques sur le sentiment de Descartes & sur celui de M. de Buffon, on entreprend d'expliquer leurs principales facultés. On a joint à cet ouvrage un extrait raisonné du traité des sensations…

      Amsterdam, et se vend à Paris, chez De Bure l'aîné…[et] Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1755 First edition of one of the key works of Condillac (1714-80), French follower of Locke and Newton. The present work is a sequel to Condillac's most important work, Traité des sensations (1754) and a significant contribution to the literature surrounding the eighteenth-century controversy as to whether animals have souls. . Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with light brown morocco label, edges stained red. Twelvemo. Binding extremities rubbed, small splits at joints, but cords sound. A good, clean copy. Refuting the mechanistic views of animals expounded by Buffon and Descartes, "Condillac distinguished between the sensitivity of animals and the intellect of men largely on grounds of the superiority of the information conveyed by the human sense of touch. It is not this part of his doctrine that seems the most impressive historically, however. It is rather that his theory of language as the syntax of experience united philosophical empiricism with the account of behavior (later called utilitarian) that explained it by the preference for pleasure over pain" (Charles C. Gillispie in D.S.B.).

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        Traité des animaux ou après avoir fait des observations critiques sur le sentiment de Descartes & sur celui de M. de Buffon, on entreprend d'expliquer leurs principales facultés. On a joint à cet ouvrage un extrait raisonné du traité des sensations?

      Amsterdam, et se vend à Paris, chez De Bure l'aîné...[et] Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1755 First edition of one of the key works of Condillac (1714-80), French follower of Locke and Newton. The present work is a sequel to Condillac's most important work, Traité des sensations (1754) and a significant contribution to the literature surrounding the eighteenth-century controversy as to whether animals have souls. . Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with light brown morocco label, edges stained red. Twelvemo. Binding extremities rubbed, small splits at joints, but cords sound. A good, clean copy. Refuting the mechanistic views of animals expounded by Buffon and Descartes, "Condillac distinguished between the sensitivity of animals and the intellect of men largely on grounds of the superiority of the information conveyed by the human sense of touch. It is not this part of his doctrine that seems the most impressive historically, however. It is rather that his theory of language as the syntax of experience united philosophical empiricism with the account of behavior (later called utilitarian) that explained it by the preference for pleasure over pain" (Charles C. Gillispie in D.S.B.).

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        TraitŽ des animaux ou aprs avoir fait des observations critiques sur le sentiment de Descartes & sur celui de M. de Buffon, on entreprend dÕexpliquer leurs principales facultŽs. On a joint ˆ cet ouvrage un extrait raisonnŽ du traitŽ des sensationsÉ

      Amsterdam, et se vend ˆ Paris, chez De Bure lÕa"nŽÉ[et] Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1755. - Refuting the mechanistic views of animals expounded by Buffon and Descartes, ÒCondillac distinguished between the sensitivity of animals and the intellect of men largely on grounds of the superiority of the information conveyed by the human sense of touch. It is not this part of his doctrine that seems the most impressive historically, however. It is rather that his theory of language as the syntax of experience united philosophical empiricism with the account of behavior (later called utilitarian) that explained it by the preference for pleasure over painÓ (Charles C. Gillispie in D.S.B.). Twelvemo. vii, [1], 232 pp. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with light brown morocco label, edges stained red. Binding extremities rubbed, small splits at joints, but cords sound. A good, clean copy. First edition of one of the key works of Condillac (1714-80), French follower of Locke and Newton. The present work is a sequel to CondillacÕs most important work, TraitŽ des sensations (1754) and a significant contribution to the literature surrounding the eighteenth-century controversy as to whether animals have souls. Cioranescu 20315. QuŽrard II, 267. Tchemerzine III, 474. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité des animaux, où après avoir fait des observations critiques sur le sentiment de Descartes & sur celui de M. de Buffon, on entreprend d'expliquer leurs principales facultés(.) on joint à cet ouvrage un Extrait raisonné du Traité des Sensations

      Amsterdam, Paris, De Bure, Jombert, 1755 - In-12, VII-232pp. Demi-veau vert, dos lisse orné, reliure de l'époque. Edition originale. Condillac y participe à la controverse opposant les philosophes des Lumières sur la question de l'âme des animaux. L'auteur s'oppose à Buffon et Descartes qui ne voient dans les réactions des animaux que de simples mécanismes. il ajoute que l'homme leur est supérieur grâce au langage qui lui permet d'accéder à la pensée abstraite. Cionarescu, 20315. Bel exemplaire [Attributes: First Edition]

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