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         HISTOIRE CRITIQUE DE LA PHILOSOPHIE ou l'on traite de son Origine, de ses Progr_s, & des diverses Revolutions qui lui font arriv_es jusqu'_ notre temps

      Francois Changuion, Amsterdam 1756 - 4 voll. in 12_, leg. in pelle, nervi, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, tagli rossi, pp. 372, 447, 344, 337.

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         Lettres à un Amériquain sur l’histoire naturelle, générale et particulière de monsieur de Buffon.

      Hambourg [Paris, Philippe-Denis Pierres?], 1751-1756, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés, coiffes et coins habilement restaurés. -Petite restauration avec du papier de l'époque dans la marge inf. d'un f. du 1er vol. (p. 17 de la 9e lettre), sans atteinte du texte ; lég. mouillures marginales sur une quinzaine de ff. du 1er vol. et la moitié des ff. du 3e vol. ; cachets d'une bibliothèque religieuse sur les ff. de titre. -Malgré les défauts secondaires signalés, très bon exemplaire. - 9 parties en 3 volumes in-12 de (2)-127-(1)-50-(2)-57-(1)-66-(2)-66-(4)-31-(1)-96-69-(1) pp. (parties 1 à 3 : lettres 1 à 9); (2)-78-(2)-92-(2)-185-(1)-16-238 pp. + 2 ff. d’errata (dont 1 dépl.) (parties 4 à 6: lettres 10 à 17) et (2)-238-(2)-258-(2)-276 pp. + 3 ff. d’errata (parties 7 à 9: lettres 18 à 36) ; Les pp. 41 à 50 de la 3e lettre sont reliées au début du 1er volume, à la suite du feuillet de titre.A partir de la 6e partie, le titre porte: Suite des lettres à un Amériquain, sur les IVe et Ve volumes de l’Histoire naturelle de M. de Buffon; et sur le Traité des animaux de M. l’Abbé de Condillac.Edition originale. Très rare complète.Jacques Roger, Les sciences de la vie p. 799: 484 et 485; Jacques Roger, Buffon p. 624.Ces Lettres, inspirées sinon écrites par Réaumur, "forment la plus violente attaque dirigée contre Buffon." (Roger, Sciences de la vie p. 691). Le Père de Lignac, oratorien, était un ami intime et le collaborateur de Réaumur. L’académicien Bouguer participa également à cet ouvrage."L’objet essentiel [des premières lettres] est de montrer que Buffon "contredit la génèse en tout", ruine la religion et chasse Dieu de l’histoire naturelle." (Roger, Buffon p. 257)."Les dernières lettres, qui portent sur la génération spontanée et les expériences de Needham, sont les seules à avoir un intérêt scientifique." (Roger, Buffon p. 258). On y trouve une réfutation, sous le contrôle de Réaumur, des expériences et des idées de Needham. (cf. Daumas).

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         Vorstellung einiger Gegenden und Plaetze in Nord-America.

      Artist: Homann Erben (d) ; issued in: Nuremberg; date: (d)1756 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 47 x 52; - description: 3 plans on one sheet: with Halifax and Quebec; - vita of the artist: Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724) was born in Oberkammlach, the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, and preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he eventually converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house.Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers.In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch.Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, which was in business until 1848. The company was known as Homann Erben, Homanniani Heredes, or Heritiers de Homann abroad.

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         Articles de la capitulation du fort St-Philippe et isle Minorque [proposée par le lieutenant-général d'Angleterre Blaknay et accordée par le maréchal de Richelieu].

      Sans Lieu 1756 - In-4° broché sous couverture d''attente de l'époque, exemplaire tel que paru en condition exemplaire, (cf la deuxième photographie de la couverture dans le scan) 8 pages.Prise par la Royal Navy en 1708 pendant la guerre de Succession d'Espagne, Minorque devient une possession britannique. Ciutadella perd son statut de capitale de l'île, au profit de Mahón, qui abrite la base navale. Pendant la guerre de Sept Ans, l'échec britannique à briser le siège de Minorque entrepris par les Français le 20 mai 1756, entraîne une cour martiale et l'exécution de l'amiral britannique John Byng à la suite de la bataille navale de Minorque qui marqua officiellement le début de la guerre de Sept Ans. La garnison britannique devra capituler mais l'île redeviendra britannique par le traité de Paris de 1763 en échange de Belle-Île-en-Mer envahie deux ans plus tôt. Pendant la guerre d'indépendance des États-Unis, les Britanniques sont défaits une deuxième fois par des forces franco-espagnoles, qui s'emparent de l'île le 5 février 1782. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         uvres diverses.

      - Genève et se trouve à Paris. Pissot. 1756. 2 volumes in-12, veau marbré, dos lisses ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison. [4] pp. ; 328 pp. - [4] pp. ; VIII pp. ; 399 pp. Il s'agit de la toute première édition collective de Rousseau à avoir connu les honneurs de la presse, et sortie, naturellement, de son vivant. Comme le précise Dufour, le fleuron typographique qui orne les pages de titre se présente sous deux formes différentes selon les volumes.Les oeuvres réunies sont encore peu nombreuses ; on trouvera : le Discours couronné à Dijon, les Observations sur la réponse faite à ce discours, la Lettre à M. Grimm sur la réfutation du Discours par Gautier, Narcisse ; la Lettre sur la musique françoise, le Devin du village et surtout le Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inégalité parmi les hommes.Dufour II, 367. 7065 FTP

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         A View of London as it was in the Year 1647.

      1756 - London: Boydell, 1756. Coloured. 300 x 950mm. A magnificent view of pre-fire London, taken from the roof of St Mary Overy and based on that of Wenceslas Hollar. John Boydell (1720-1804), was a publisher who helped alter the trade imbalance between Britain and France in engravings and initiated a British tradition of engraving. Boydell also found time to be alderman of Cheap Ward in 1782, master of the Stationers' Company in 1783, sheriff of London in 1785, and eventually Lord Mayor of London in 1790.

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         Manuscript Copy]: Gottlieb Mittelbergers Reise nach Pennsylvanien im Jahr 1750 und Ruckreise nach Deutschland im Jahr 1754 [Gottlieb Mittelberger's Journey to Pennsylvania in the year 1750 and return to Germany in the year 1754]

      Gedrukt bey Gottlieb Friderich Jenisch, [Stuttgart 1756 - Octavo. pp. [1-5] 6-239. Bound in 19th century half morocco and marbled paper over boards. A probably later manuscript copy of Mittelberger's Reise nach Pennsylvanien: the manuscript appears to have been reproduced in collotype (circa 1875). In German. Ex-library copy with small number stamp at the bottom of the title page and small blind-embossed name stamp on a few scattered pages. The leather spine back is detached (laid-in), both joints are split (with the boards still holding at the stitches), wear to the board edges, else very good. A beautifully written copy. This now classic work was translated into English by Theodor Eben in 1898.

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         Histoire générale des voyages, ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Nouvelle Édition. Tome 14. Voyages dans la presqu'isle en deça du Gange.

      De Hondt, La Haye 1756 - VI S., [1] Bl., 500 S., [2] Bl., 21 gest., teils ausklappb. Ansichten, 13 teils gef. Kt. Ledereinbd, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Decken beschabt, Kapitale teils eingerissen, Lesebändchen, reiche Rückenvergoldung mit Titel-Schildchen, Rundum-Rotschnitt, marmorierte Vorsätze. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Mengeldichten. Dordrecht, Abraham Blussé, 1756.

      - 4° (20,7x16,4cm): * 4 (*1+pi) 2*-5* 4 (-5*4) A-2Y 4 2Z 2 (-2Z2)Pagination: [40] + 348 + [6] pp. Half leather binding, gold stamped spine including the title. Good copy. On the inside of the cover a signature by H. Tollens Cz. Engraved title page by Jan Punt and on the typographical title page a vignette by Simon Fokke after Wr. Dam. Rare copy. Lit.: De Jeu, 'Klara Ghyben. Dordrecht, Vlaardingen en Engeland' in: Met en zonder lauwerkrans (Amsterdam 1997); NNBW VII, 470; zie over Johannes Badon: NNBW I, 213 Fontaine Verwey cat. p.151 Poetry bundle of married couple Johannes Badon (Leiden 1706 - Vlaardingen 1790) and Klara Ghyben (Dordrecht 1708 - Vlaardingen 1747). Klara had been interested in the art of poetry from an early age, inspiring Dordrecht poet Jakob Targier, with whom she built a valuable friendship. In 1734, she married Johannes Badon and they settled in Vlaardingen. They shared their love for poetry and wrote a great deal during their married years. Nine years after Klara's death, Badon published this bundle. Badon, who was mayor of Vlaardingen, by then had been married to Maartje van der Most for six years. The bundle opens with Klara's poems, none of which are unfortunately dated. One of the first is 'Reis naar Engeland', according to Annalies de Jeu the first Dutch travel poem by a woman. L0838

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         Manuscript Account Book for the London Bankers Gosling, Bennett & Gosling, 1756-1762.

      1756-1762 262pp ms. on 134 lined folio leaves, in a neat hand. Contemp. full vellum; sl. darkened & soiled. v.g.An exceptional account book for one of London's most important and early private banks. Gosling's Bank was established in 1742 at 19 Fleet Street at the 'Sign of Ye Three Squirrels'. It was known as Gosling, Bennett and Gosling between 1754 and 1794 whereupon it became Gosling & Sharpe. In 1896 it was amalgamated into Barclays Bank who to this day have a branch at 19 Fleet Street called Gosling's Branch. The accounts are divided into six-monthly sections each signed by the three directors, Francis and Robert Gosling and Samuel Bennett. Bennett, who joined the firm in 1743, was a wealthy East India merchant who is credited with bringing a very profitable 'Indian connection' to the bank with customers including Warren Hastings and Lord Clive (although neither are present during the period covered here). The first, and each subsequent section of the accounts is headed 'Sundry Accounts Dr. to Gosling, Bennett & Gosling £122,572.14.3 being the amount of what stands due to them on adjusting the shop accompts this day Viz.' The subsequent headings are: 'In the public funds' (which includes South Sea Stock, Houses in Fleet Street, &c.), 'Lent at Interest', 'Debtors in Ledgers', 'Notes Discompted', 'Creditors in Ledgers', and 'Notes in Hand'. The ledger details the entire customer list (together with their account information) of what was one of London's premier private banks. Aristocratic customers include Lord Shelbourne, the Marquis of Winchester, the Duke of Cumberland, Sir John Cullum, the Earle of Bristole and Lord Gage (of Greengage fame). Other notable customers include the author and printer Samuel Richardson together with a host of other eminent printers and publishers. Jacob Tonson, John Rivington, William Strahan and Baskett & Lintott, all held accounts with Gosling's. Although largely male, female customers include Lady Hervey, Elizabeth Sterne Campbell, Philippa Clitherow, Elizabeth Innocent and Jane Eyre. In a substantial volume, these accounts cast light on the fascinating workings of a mid-eighteenth century bank, together with the finances of its customers.

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         The Doctrine of Chances: Or, a Method of Calculating Probabilities of Events in Play. The third edition, Fuller, Clearer, and more Correct than the Former.

      A. Millar, 1756., London: - Quarto. [4], xi, [1 errata], 348 pp. Portrait medallion vignette on title; mild foxing, but barely noticeable. Original full calf, red gilt-stamped leather spine label; hinges repaired with calf, inner joints strengthened, corners worn, all preserving original spine. Bookseller's ticket: "Sold by Carpenter & Co., 14 Old Bond Street" [London]. Early ownership ink signature of Th. Spencer; penciled initials of F.N.D. [see below]. Very good. A KEY WORK BY THE FATHER OF PROBABILITY THEORY. Third edition. This is a key work by the father of probability theory in which major steps in the measurement of uncertainty were achieved. De Moivre is "best known in statistical circles for his famous large-sample approximation to the binomial distribution, whose generalization is now referred to as the Central Limit Theorem. De Moivre was one of the great pioneers of classical probability theory." [Bellhouse-Genest, p.1]. It is the first systematic treatment of probability in English. Abraham De Moivre became, with Edmund Halley, a founder of English actuarial science. The author's dedicatory letter is address to Lord George Carpenter (1702-1749) (the first edition had been dedicated to Newton), where the author states emphatically "that this Doctrine is so far from encouraging Play, that it is rather a Guard against it." [DNB, vol. 38, p.116]. "The first edition of this work contains 175 pages, the second edition 258 pages and the third 348 pages. The following list will indicate the parts which are new in the third edition: the Remark pages 30/33 and pages 48 & 49, the greater part of the second Corollary pages 64/66, the Examples page 88; the Scholium page 95, the Remark page 149 and pages 151/159, the fourth Corollary page 162, the second Corollary pages 176/179, the note at the foot of page 187, the Remark pages 251/254. The part on life annuities is very much changed. The Introduction is very much fuller than the corresponding part of the first edition. In his third edition De Moivre draws attention to the convenience of approximating to a fraction with a large numerator and denominator by continued fractions, which he calls "the Method proposed by Dr. Wallis, Huygens and others". He gives the rule for the formation of the successive convergents. This third edition contains 74 problems exclusive of those relating to life annuities (in the first edition there were 53 problems). The pages 220/229 contains one of De Moivre's most valuable contributions to mathematics, namely that of Recurring series. Pages 261/328 are devoted to Annuities on lives ; an Appendix finishes the book, occupying pages 329/348 : this also relates principally to annuities, but it contains a few notes on the subject of probability." â€" (Todhunter). A very full account of the above third edition will be found in Todhunter's History of the theory of probability. "De Moivre's first book on probability was based upon a short memoir entitled De mensura sortis, published in the 1711 volume of the Philosophical Transactions. The 1718 first edition is essentially a gambler's manual, giving a systematic presentation of the arithmetic principles upon which are based the solution of problems concerning the advantage of players and size of wager which may be lain in a wide variety of games of chance. [Walker]. It does not contain De Moivre's work on the normal approximation of the binomial probability distribution, which ranks as the most memorable of his discoveries; this discovery was first printed in its entirety in 1733 in a Latin pamphlet, which was later translated into English and incorporated, in successively expanded versions, in the second (1738) and [posthumous] third (1756) edition of The doctrine of chances." [Norman]. In terms of mathematics applied to the human actuarial lifespan, "De Moivre, French Huguenot mathematician and demographer, formulated the hypothesis that among a body of persons over a certain age the successive annual decreases by death are nearl [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. Tomes I-II-III-IV.

      George Conrad Walther, Dresde et Leipzig 1756 - Avec gravures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume XXVI (26) January to December 1756

      London: D Henry; R Cave. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1756. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 626pp, [xvi] + plates. 17 b/w plates and maps (7 fold-out). .

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         A Complete Body of Architecture. Adorned with plans and elevations from original designs. In which are interspersed some designs of Inigo Jones, never before published.

      London, T.Osborne and J. Shifton, 1756. Vollständige Original-Ausgabe, ohne Einband, im Folio-Format 27 x 42 cm. Mit ganzseitiger gestochener Frontispiz-Abbildung, Titelblatt in Rotschwarz-Druck mit kleiner gestochener Abbildung vom Pantheon in Rom; 8 Bll., 748 Seiten und Index, 114 Kupfertafeln, Text: Englisch. Zählung der Tafeln nicht immer fortlaufend und mit dem Tafelverzeichnis übereinstimmend, Falttafeln z.T. mit Doppelnummer, die tatsächliche Anzahl der Tafeln beträgt 115 einschließlich Frontispiz, davon sind 14 gefaltet, eine doppelt. - Erste Auflage, EA, Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung, breitrandiges Exemplar; o h n e Einband, jedoch fachmännisch neu gebunden und somit vorbereitet zur Bindung in eine neuanzufertigende Einbanddecke. - Illustrierte Bücher, klassische Architektur, Architektur-Entwürfe von Indigo Jones, Baupläne, Baukunst in England im 18. Jahrhundert, Architekten-Lehrbuch, Vorlagenbuch, Säulenordnungen des Altertums, griechische / römische Baukunst Versand D: 5,90 EUR Illustrierte Bücher, klassische Architektur, Architektur-Entwürfe von Indigo Jones, Baupläne, Baukunst in England im 18. Jahrhundert, Architekten-Lehrbuch, Vorlagenbuch

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         Ecole de cavalerie

      La Compagnie des Libraires, Paris 1756 - Deux volumes, in-8, plein veau marbré, dos très ornés, pièces de titre de veau brun et de tomaison de veau vert, tranches rouges. [16], 319 pages ; [4], 300 pages. Réédition au format in-8 de l'ouvrage majeur de François Robichon de La Guérinière (1688-1751), L'école de cavalerie, publiée en 1733 au format in-folio, illustrée d'un portrait-frontispice, d'un titre gravé et de 33 planches hors texte, dont 4 dépliantes, par Charles Parrocel (1688-1752). Quelques cahiers roussis, quelques coins écrasés. Bel exemplaire, de la bibliothèque des Bernard de La Vernette Saint-Maurice avec leur ex-libris gravé et un timbre humide sur la page de faux-titre. /// Two volumes, 8vo, full marbled calf, gilt-ornate spine with brown and green calf letter-pieces, all edges red. [16], 319 pages ; [4], 300 pages. Reprint, 8vo format, of François Robichon de La Guérinière (French riding master, 1688-1751) art of dressage and riding masterwork L'école de cavalerie, first published in-F° in 1733, illustrated with a frontispiece-portrait, an engraved title-page, 33 out of text plates, including 4 folding, by Charles Parrocel (French painter, 1688-1752). Despite some brownish pages and bumped corners, nice copy from Bernard de La Vernette Saint-Maurice's library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A treatise on the three medicinal mineral waters at Llandrindod, in Radnorshire, South Wales

      London, Everingham & Reynolds 1756 - A treatise on the three medicinal mineral waters at Llandrindod, in Radnorshire, South Wales with some remarks on Mineral and Fossil Mixtures. London, printed by J. Everingham and T. Reynolds for the author, 1756. 8vo. (4) + xliv + 336pp. Title in red & black. With engraved frontispiece by J S Miller, and woodcut head- and tail-pieces, some signed JB. Contemporary calf; lightly. First edition. The spa, thought to date back to Roman times (Pliny’s Balnea Siluria), was rediscovered in the 1ate 17th century; it was not however until a poem praising the waters appeared in The Gentleman’s Magazine (1748) that the spa received attention. William Grosvenor of Shrewsbury then moved in and developed houses and built the magnificent Grosvenor Hotel. The important cures effected by the saline and sulphur springs advocated by a Mrs Jenkins (c.1736) were promoted. The present treatise enhanced the town’s prestige immeasurably; the physician author, claims the ‘good effects’ of the waters ‘give place to none in Europe’ . The environment, history of the waters and social amenities are described followed by 3 books on the Saline, Pump and Sulphur Waters, cures and remedies, and directions for drinking and bathing. An appendix contains short accounts of springs in other parts of Wales, several deemed to be efficacious on account of coal in the ground. There is a list of some 215 subscribers, inc. the Princess Dowager of Wales (widow of Frederick Prince of Wales d.1751), the eminent physician Dr Stephen Hales, Richard Myddleton of Chirk Castle & Frederick de Quadt of Westphalia, Germany. In very good condition. Duveen 362-3. Wellcome III, p521. See William Thomson, 'Spas that Heal', London, 1978, pp122-32. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         CARTE DE L'ITALIE DANS LAQUELLE SONT TRACES LES ROUTES DES POSTES

      Italia 1756 - Carta geografica dell'Italia divisa nei sui stati in coloritura coevaBibliografia: L'Italia nelle antiche carte dal medioevo all'unità nazionale" di Roberto Borri pag. pag. 250 nr. 297 mm 476x542

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         Encrypted message using number code

      Ms in ink. Single page. Folio. Folded twice, repairs to old folds. New Orleans, December,

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         [WORKS IN GREEK]: ILIADOS. ODYSSEIAS. BATRACHOMYOMACHIA. HYMNOI. EPIGRAMMATA. EPE HYPOBOLIMAIA. LEIPSANA

      Glasguae [Glasgow]: In aedibus academicis, excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis, 1756-58. First Edition of the Foulis Homer. This is the outstanding Large Paper version of the most esteemed product of the Foulis Press, praised by Harwood as "one of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world," with accuracy "equal to its magnificence." According to Gaskell, the Foulis Homer is "a magnificent achievement, a modern approach to type design." The Greek type was designed by Alexander Wilson, and was notable for breaking with the style of Garamond's grec du roi. Lowndes considered it "one of the most splendid specimens of Greek typography extant." Edward Gibbon observed the impact beautiful printing has on the reader: "As the eye is the organ of fancy, I read Homer with more pleasure in the Glasgow edition. Through that fine medium, the poet's sense appears more beautiful and transparent." Dibdin describes the "great splendor and beauty" of the large paper copies, one of which resided at the Althorp library. The Homer was edited by Glasgow classics professors James Moor and George Muirhead, who proofed it, page by page, at least six times. The great pains paid off: Robert and Andrew Foulis were awarded a silver medal by the Select Society of Edinburgh for the best-printed and most correct Greek book. Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 and continued with and by his brother Andrew, the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in six decades of publishing, always characterized by accurate scholarship, fine quality paper and types, and printing that was done to exacting technical standards. Although the contemporary binding of the present copy shows signs of use, it retains most of its original stateliness, and, combined with the wonderful interior, makes for a very desirable volume.. 330 x 202 mm. (13 x 8"). With half titles, but without the general title (issued in 1758), as usual. Four volumes bound in two. First Edition of the Foulis Homer. Handsome contemporary cat's-paw calf, covers with lacy gilt frame, raised bands, spine compartments densely gilt in a lattice pattern, red and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges (small, old discreet repairs perhaps made to joints, and expertly done if they exist).Large Paper Copy. Front pastedowns with armorial bookplate of Richard Croftes, Esq. Gaskell 319; Dibdin II, 58; Lowndes II, 1097. One joint cracked (but board still firmly attached), other joints with short cracks at head or tail, gilt a little rubbed in spots, boards with a few small patches of lost patina from insect activity, but the once-superb bindings still sound and pleasing. A hint of offsetting in the text, otherwise A BEAUTIFUL COPY INTERNALLY--remarkably clean, smooth, and with generous margins.This is the outstanding Large Paper version of the most esteemed product of the Foulis Press, praised by Harwood as "one of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world," with accuracy "equal to its magnificence." According to Gaskell, the Foulis Homer is "a magnificent achievement, a modern approach to type design." The Greek type was designed by Alexander Wilson, and was notable for breaking with the style of Garamond's grec du roi. Lowndes considered it "one of the most splendid specimens of Greek typography extant." Edward Gibbon observed the impact beautiful printing has on the reader: "As the eye is the organ of fancy, I read Homer with more pleasure in the Glasgow edition. Through that fine medium, the poet's sense appears more beautiful and transparent." Dibdin describes the "great splendor and beauty" of the large paper copies, one of which resided at the Althorp library. The Homer was edited by Glasgow classics professors James Moor and George Muirhead, who proofed it, page by page, at least six times. The great pains paid off: Robert and Andrew Foulis were awarded a silver medal by the Select Society of Edinburgh for the best-printed and most correct Greek book. Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 and continued with and by his brother Andrew, the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in six decades of publishing, always characterized by accurate scholarship, fine quality paper and types, and printing that was done to exacting technical standards. Although the contemporary binding of the present copy shows signs of use, it retains most of its original stateliness, and, combined with the wonderful interior, makes for a very desirable volume.

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         WORKS IN GREEK]: ILIADOS. ODYSSEIAS. BATRACHOMYOMACHIA. HYMNOI. EPIGRAMMATA. EPE HYPOBOLIMAIA. LEIPSANA

      In aedibus academicis, excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis 1756-58, Glasguae [Glasgow] - 330 x 202 mm. (13 x 8"). With half titles, but without the general title (issued in 1758), as usual. Four volumes bound in two. First Edition of the Foulis Homer. Handsome contemporary cat's-paw calf, covers with lacy gilt frame, raised bands, spine compartments densely gilt in a lattice pattern, red and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges (small, old discreet repairs perhaps made to joints, and expertly done if they exist). Large Paper Copy. Front pastedowns with armorial bookplate of Richard Croftes, Esq. Gaskell 319; Dibdin II, 58; Lowndes II, 1097. One joint cracked (but board still firmly attached), other joints with short cracks at head or tail, gilt a little rubbed in spots, boards with a few small patches of lost patina from insect activity, but the once-superb bindings still sound and pleasing. A hint of offsetting in the text, otherwise A BEAUTIFUL COPY INTERNALLY--remarkably clean, smooth, and with generous margins. This is the outstanding Large Paper version of the most esteemed product of the Foulis Press, praised by Harwood as "one of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world," with accuracy "equal to its magnificence." According to Gaskell, the Foulis Homer is "a magnificent achievement, a modern approach to type design." The Greek type was designed by Alexander Wilson, and was notable for breaking with the style of Garamond's grec du roi. Lowndes considered it "one of the most splendid specimens of Greek typography extant." Edward Gibbon observed the impact beautiful printing has on the reader: "As the eye is the organ of fancy, I read Homer with more pleasure in the Glasgow edition. Through that fine medium, the poet's sense appears more beautiful and transparent." Dibdin describes the "great splendor and beauty" of the large paper copies, one of which resided at the Althorp library. The Homer was edited by Glasgow classics professors James Moor and George Muirhead, who proofed it, page by page, at least six times. The great pains paid off: Robert and Andrew Foulis were awarded a silver medal by the Select Society of Edinburgh for the best-printed and most correct Greek book. Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 and continued with and by his brother Andrew, the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in six decades of publishing, always characterized by accurate scholarship, fine quality paper and types, and printing that was done to exacting technical standards. Although the contemporary binding of the present copy shows signs of use, it retains most of its original stateliness, and, combined with the wonderful interior, makes for a very desirable volume. This is the outstanding Large Paper version of the most esteemed product of the Foulis Press, praised by Harwood as "one of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world," with accuracy "equal to its magnificence." According to Gaskell, the Foulis Homer is "a magnificent achievement, a modern approach to type design." The Greek type was designed by Alexander Wilson, and was notable for breaking with the style of Garamond's grec du roi. Lowndes considered it "one of the most splendid specimens of Greek typography extant." Edward Gibbon observed the impact beautiful printing has on the reader: "As the eye is the organ of fancy, I read Homer with more pleasure in the Glasgow edition. Through that fine medium, the poet's sense appears more beautiful and transparent." Dibdin describes the "great splendor and beauty" of the large paper copies, one of which resided at the Althorp library. The Homer was edited by Glasgow classics professors James Moor and George Muirhead, who proofed it, page by page, at least six times. The great pains paid off: Robert and Andrew Foulis were awarded a silver medal by the Select Society of Edinburgh for the best-printed and most correct Greek book. Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 and continued with and by his brother Andrew, the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in s

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         The Tradesmans Director or

      London - W Owen 1756 - A scarce eighteenth century book . Containing such instructions as will enable the shop-keeper to carry on his business with more ease and greater exactness than is usually done. Gives a good overview of the world of business and commerce in London in the 18th century. With additional page numbered *45 and 46* has been inserted between p 44 and 45. Though not the first of it's kind, this scarce pocket sized work provides a complete overview of various aspects of trade and book-keeping. Manuals of this kind had begun to appear since the late 17th century, and were usually aimed at a broad audience, in particular towards 'Gentleman'. Previously volumes sought, by claiming to appeal to all classes, to increase readership, as it was supposed that all could benefit from an understanding of book keeping, weights and measures, from Lord to apprentice. By contrast, this work aims itself squarely at a trade audience, and as stated in the preface, 'in the plainest language. . . nothing introudced without being explained in an easy and familiar method: Most of the books of this sort were either superior to common capacities and ordinary dealings, or hand introduced such loads of rubbish as were fitted more to increase the difficulty than to make this sort of knowledge useful and agreeable. ' Furthermore, this volume was released as a handy pocket-sized work, rather than more awkward octavos or folios that had more oftencome before. Complete collation unavailable, although appears to be complete. Condition: Rebound in quarter calf with marbled boards. Externally smart. Internally firmly bound. Pages are clean throughout with the occasional ink annotation. Imprint exised at foot of title page with loss of publication date, new front and rear endpapers, some pages toned and light spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Divota Novena

      Florenz 1756 - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Colonial America

      December 29, 1756. Manuscript Document Signed “Will:m Hunter” on verso of a Partly Printed Document Signed “Josias Lyndon Clerk” as Clerk, one page, 8” x 12.25”. Newport [Rhode-Island], December 29, 1756. Completed in manuscript. Small hole in center and hole at lower edge expertly infilled in blank areas on verso. Very good condition.

In part, “Newport. ff. George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To the Sheriff of Our County of Newport or to his Deputy, Greeting. Whereas William Hunter of Newport in the County of Newport Physician commenced an Action of the Case upon a Promise agst Peter Phillips of sd Newport Mercht. at an Inferior Court of Common Pleas, held at Newport within and for Our said County of Newport on Monday the twenty second day of Novr last past, where the said Willm recovered a Judgment of Court against the Debt and Cost of Suit £16..17..4 as of Record of said Court appears: The which Sums in the whole, amount to Sixty six Pounds Seventeen Shillings & four pence for which Execution remains to be done.

“We Command y[ou, ther]efore, That of the Gods and Chattels of the said Peter within your Precinct, you execute and levy the said Sum of [Si]xty six Pounds Seventeen Shillings thereof, in current Money of the Colony of Rhode-Island, together with Eight Shillings and Four Pence for this Execution … We command you to take the Body of the said Peter into your Custody, and him safely secure in our Goal in Newport in our said County of Newport ’till that he satisfy and pay the aforesaid Willm the aforesaid Sums…”


Josias Lyndon (1704-1778) was Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations from 1768-1769, succeeding Stephen Hopkins. He had served as Clerk of the Assembly from 1728-1767 and, after serving a term as Governor, resumed this position again from 1770 until 1777, a few months before his death.

Signed on verso by Dr. William Hunter, plaintiff in the case: “Recd of Joseph Scott Esqr Fifty Pounds in full for the within Debt. Newport Jun ye 78th 1757. Pr Willm Hunter.”

Also, “Judgement Satisfied out of the money that was raised on the Sale of a Lott of Lands a Dwelling House & ware House standing thereon. --- Joseph Scott Sher.”

Born in Scotland, William Hunter (1730-1777) came to America in 1752 with a medical library said to be the largest in New England at the time of his death. He settled in Newport. In 1755, Dr. Hunter advertised in the “Boston Evening Post” of January 20, 27 and February 3, 1755 (there was no newspaper in Newport at that time) his intention of giving a series of lectures on anatomy and surgery. Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse (1754-1846) later wrote: “About the year I756, Dr. William Hunter gave at Newport, R. I. the first anatomical and surgical lectures ever delivered in the twelve Colonies. They were delivered in the Court House, two seasons in succession, by cards of invitation, and to great satisfaction. His collection of instruments was much larger than any professor exhibits at this day. Doctor Hunter was a man of talents, well-educated at Edinburgh, and a gentleman of taste in the fine arts.” Hunter personally filled out and signed the invitation cards.

The following is from an illustrated article published on the website of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Heath, originally published in the January 1935 issue of “Annals of Surgery” (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1935), Volume 101 – Issue 1, pages 506-528, “Doctor William Hunter of Newport” by E.B. Krumbhaar, M.D. Dr. Edward Bell Krumbhaar (1882-1966), a distinguished pathologist and cardiac physician was one of Philadelphia’s leading historians of medicine.

In part, “Hunter is said to have been the first patron of Gilbert Stuart, the celebrated painter. While visiting the mainland to see patients, Hunter was struck by the drawings in chalk on a certain barn door. Seeing other meritorious drawings upon later visits, he investigated the matter and found that the boy, Gilbert Stuart, had made them. Hunter then gave him money to take drawing lessons. After a time the boy visited him in Newport and Dr. Hunter asked if he was ready to begin painting. The boy replied that he thought he was; whereupon the Doctor said: ‘Well, paint my dog.’ The original of this picture is now to be seen in Newport in the house of Mrs. William E. Glyn, a great-great-granddaughter of Doctor Hunter. Stuart, who was born at Middletown, R. I., in I755, even at thirteen had begun to show his talent, and two of his portraits (of himself and Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse) painted before the year in which he first had instruction in art, hang in the well-known Redwood Library in Newport…

“Like many of the Scottish emigrants to the colonies, Hunter remained a loyalist and was from the start a frank supporter of the home country’s authority. He is known to have been a subscriber in I767 to the anti-colonial ‘Boston Chronicle,’ and as the clouds gathered preceding the Revolution, he did not hesitate to denounce ‘the dom'd Rebels.’ On Christmas Day, 1775, Hunter was among eight Tories brought before General Lee to swear renunciation of Tory principles, fidelity to the American cause and readiness to take arms in its defence when called upon by the Continental Congress. The three who did not take the oath are listed and Hunter’s name is not among them; nevertheless, he as a physician, and Mr. Bisset, as a clergyman, were exempted from the statement about taking arms.

“On July 18, I776, however, the General Assembly resolved that Hunter, who with several others had refused to subscribe to the declaration it had prescribed, be removed by the Sheriff to Smithfield, R. I. The declaration to which Doctor Hunter
refused to subscribe read as follows: ‘Declaration or Test, to be made by suspected
persons in the Colony, relative to the War with Great Britain: “I, the subscriber, do solemnly and sincerely declare, that I believe the war, resistance, and opposition, in which the United American Colonies are now engaged, against the fleets and armies of Great Britain, is on the part of the said colonies just and necessary; and that I will not, directly nor indirectly, afford assistance of any sort or kind, whatever, to the said fleets and armies, during the continuance of the present war; but that I will heartily assist in the defence of the United Colonies.”’ In August, however, he was permitted to return to Newport on account of the dangerous illness of one of his children, and three of the state magistrates were ‘appointed to direct when the said Doctor Hunter shall be sent back to Smithfield.’”

It is interesting to note that at the Proceedings of the General Assembly, held for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, at Newport on the third Monday in August, 1776 [August 19, 1776], the Justices of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, for the County of Newport, “voted and resolved, that Dr. William Hunter, be, and he is hereby, permitted to return to Newport, to visit his family, under their present distress, occasioned by the dangerous illness of one of his children; but that he return back to Smithfield (the place ordered by this Assembly for his residence), as soon as the situation of his family may permit. That John Collins, Esq., John Jepson, Esq., and Peter Phillips, Esq., three of the magistrates of this state, be, and they are hereby, appointed to direct when the said Dr. Hunter shall be sent back to Smithfield.” Peter Phillips may have been the Newport merchant whom Dr. Hunter sued 20 years earlier.

Dr. Krumbhaar continued, “When the British took Newport December 8, 1776, Hunter’s ease was assured. His name occurs in Stiles’ list of those in the city at that time - one of about a dozen to be marked with four stars, ie. the most extreme of Tories. He took great pleasure and satisfaction in the local predominance of his side but his triumph was short-lived He contracted a ‘putrid fever,’ while in attendance at the Army Hospital (according to one account), or while attending sailors-prisoner of war on a man of war in the harbor (according to another). After a short illness, he died on January 30, I777. In the February 7th number of the ‘Newport Gazette,’ a paper sponsored by the British while in occupation, the following obituary was published:

“‘Last Friday night departed this life Dr. Wm. Hunter in whom concentrated all those virtues wh. adorn the patriot, form the husband and compose the parent. The town has sustained a loss which can not be repaired. His worthy consort is deprived of the most engaging of husbands and his children the best, the fondest of parents. The patience with which he bore the many & unprovoked insults of his countrymen in full confidence that relief would soon arrive deserves every encomium and perhaps the goodness of his disposition is not in any instance more conspicuous than in forbearing to retaliate the injuries of many whom the restoration of the authority of his sovereign had placed in his power.’” Dr. Hunter’s son and namesake William Hunter (1774-1849) served as a Federalist U.S. Senator from Rhode Island (1811-1821) and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires (1834-1841) and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1841-1843) to Brazil.


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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXVI (26) January to December 1756

      D Henry; R Cave, London 1756 - iii, 626pp, [xvi] + plates. 17 b/w plates and maps (7 fold-out). G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Dissertatio chemico-medica inauguralis de sale lactis essentiali .

      [Lugduni Batavorum] 1756 - In-4° relié demi-percaline XIX°, 36 pages. The chemico-medical essay ¿De sale lactis essentiali¿ is a thesis presented in Leyden in 1756 by a physician from Lausanne, M.-L.Vullyamoz, to obtain the medical degree. It shows that chemistry has become a university science connected with medicine and that combustion was explained at that time by G. E. Stahl's theory of the phlogiston. It reminds us that the hypotheses of this German physician, which were part of the animistic doctrine, were widely adopted in Europe. In chemistry they began to fade in 1789 after the publication of Lavoisier's work on oxydation. Nevertheless, they have contributed to establish a modern science. In medicine Stahl's animism evolved towards vitalism,which survived in several forms.Vullyamoz's thesis, which presents chemical experiences intended to analyse and promote a popular medicine, is a testimony of the spirit of Enlightenment, which rejects dogmatism and tries to understand facts through observation and the use of reason. La dissertation chimico-médicale «De sale lactis essentiali» est une thèse présentée en 1756 à Leyde par un médecin lausannois,M.-L.Vullyamoz,pour l 'obtention d'un doctorat en médecine. Elle permet de constater, parmi d'autres faits qui seront cités, que la chimie est devenue une science universitaire associée à la médecine et que, à cette époque, les réactions de combustion sont encore expliquées par la théorie du phlogistique de G. E. Stahl. Elle offre la possibilité de rappeler que les hypothèses de ce médecin allemand, intégrées dans sa doctrine animiste, étaient largement adoptées en Europe. En chimie, elles perdirent leur crédit dès 1789 après les travaux de Lavoisier sur l'oxydation, mais elles auront contribué à instituer une science moderne. En médecine, l'animisme stahlien évoluera vers le vitalisme, qui se perpétuera sous diverses formes. La thèse de Vullyamoz, en présentant des expériences chimiques pour analyser et promouvoir un remède populaire, est un témoignage de l'esprit des Lumières qui rejette le dogmatisme et cherche à comprendre les faits par l'observation et le raisonnement éclairé. En 1734, on pouvait lire dans le numéro de mai du Mercure suisse, périodique le plus répandu en Suisse romande et bien connu à l'étranger, un article qui débutait ainsi: De toutes les découvertes que l'on fait dans les Sciences & dans les Arts, il n'y en a point de plus utiles que celles qui se font en Médecine, & qui ont pour but la Santé & la Vie des hommes. Ce sont celles aussi après lesquelles on doit sur tout travailler, & qu'il importe le plus au Public de connoître. Celle du Sucre de Lait est de ce genre . Le nom du médecin consulté de Neuchâtel ne figure pas dans la publication, mais il est révélé dans un résumé sur ce sujet L'article mentionne en outre que ce remède est fort bien préparé à Neuchâtel. Il s'agissait apparemment d'un produit particulièrement suisse, car A. de Haller écrira dans ses Elementa physiologicae corporis humani: «Est in sero lactis genus proprium vere animale, quod in patria mea frequens paratur.» On pourra lire aussi plus tard en 1818 dans le Dictionnaire des sciences médicales, édité par Panckoucke: «C'est dans les montagnes de la Suisse qu'est préparé tout le sucre de lait du commerce.»5 Est-ce parce que ce produit était connu comme une spécialité suisse que son étude a été confiée, comme travail de doctorat, à Marc-Louis Vullyamoz, ressortissant de Lausanne en «Helvétie», qui suivait les cours de médecine à Leyde en Hollande? On peut l'imaginer En effet, ce Lausannois avait choisi Leyde pour sa formation. Curieusement, il s'inscrit d'abord à la Faculté de droit, le 11 novembre 1744, à 20 ans, puis, après une pause, à 25 ans, le 27 juillet 1750, de nouveau en droit. Finalement, le 15 janvier 1754, à 29 ans, il change d'orientation et se fait immatriculer en médecine. Il termine ses études par un examen le 26 mars 1756 et par un doctorat le 20 mai de la même année. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Antique Print-SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN-AMERICA-AUSTRALIA-SEA CHART-Bellin-1756

      - Antique print, titled: 'Carte reduite des Mers comprises entre l'Asie et l'Amerique apelees par les Navigateurs Mer du Sud ou Mer Pacifique [.]' - (Detailed map of Oceans between Asia and America, named by navigators Southern Ocean or Pacific Ocean .) Highly decorative sea chart / nautical map / maritime map of the Pacific Ocean with large parts of North and South America, Asia and Australia. With a large decorative cartouche. With manuscript additions in red ink of South Pacific islands, possibly making this an interesting historic document as well, illustrating the great wave of exploration that occurred from the 1760s to the 1790s. Hand coloured engraving on handlaid (verge type) paper. Description: First published in Paris in 1756 as part of 'Le Neptune Francois ou Recueil des Cartes Marines', published by Departement de la Marine. State: Most probably an early ed. of this map, still lacking the seal of the Depot de la Marine.Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Jacques Nicolas Bellin'. Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was a French hydrographer and geographer. He is considered the greatest 18 th. c. French hydrographer and for 50 years he was associated with the 'Depot des cartes et Plans' (Depot de la Marine) as the First hydrographer of the French Royal Navy. His maps were constantly updated with the latest information and their execution magnificent. Bellin's major works are the 'Neptune Francois .', the 'Petit Atlas Maritime .' and the 'Hydrographie Francoise .' As a member of a French intellectual group called the 'Philosophes' and he contributed 994 articles to the 'Encyclopedie' by Diderot/d'Alembert. He also contributed to the 'Histoire Generale des Voyages' by Prevost. Condition: Good, given age. Hand colouring of a later date. Original middle fold as issued. Wormhole at top margin near middle fold, backed. A few small tears in paper edges, backed. Some light staining / soiling. Some creasing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Overasselt The overall size is ca. 35.8 x 23.8 inch. The image size is ca. 33.3 x 22.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 91 x 60.5 cm. The image size is ca. 84.5 x 56.5 cm.

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         Etat présent de la Pensilvanie où l'on trouve le détail de ce qui s'y est passé depuis la défaite du Général Braddock jusqu'à la prise d'Oswego, avec une Carte particulière de cette Colonie.

      S.l., 1756, in 12, de 128pp., ill. d'une carte gravée de la Pennsylvanie se dépl., cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, tr. rouges, bon exemplaire. Rare édition originale de la traduction française de l'abbé de La Ville de cet ouvrage important pour l'histoire de la Pennsylvanie, visant à obtenir le soutien des Français pour la lutte contre les Anglais en Amérique. L'abbé donne ici une version largement augmentée de l'ouvrage de William Smith intitulé "Brief state of the Province of Pennsylvania" paru à Londres, en ajoutant en tête une "Description abrégée de la Pensilvanie" et in fine une "Relation contentant la suite de ce qui s'est passé en Pensilvanie...". C'est une source importante concernant les activités de Benjamin Franklin durant cette période et ses efforts pour obtenir de l'aide pour le général Braddock. La Pennsylvanie (formée d'Allemands, de Hollandais, d'Anglais et d'Irlandais) est alors en butte aux incursions fréquentes des Indiens (alliés des Français) qui font des ravages dans la colonie. ¶ Sabin, 19370 " In his preface the author remarks that Pennsylvania suffered more than any of the other English colonies from the defeat of General Braddock, and that he is publishing this work because of the great interest the French people took in the progress of the War with England. He says that he has based his account of Pennsylvania on an English pamphlet published a few months earlier. This pamphlet was William Smith's "Brief state of the Province of Pennsylvania" published in London" - Leclerc 519 - Howes p.216 - Streeter II-960. "This book was evidently designed to make the French people happy over the course of the struggle with the English in North America. It abridges Smith's Brief View with its portrayal of the helplessness of Pennsylvania in repulsing Indian atrocities. It must have made good reading in France..."

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         British education: or, the source of the disorders of Great Britain. Being an essay towards proving, that the immorality, ignorance, and false taste, which so generally prevail, are the natural and necessary consequences of the present defective system of education. With an attempt to shew, that a revival of the art of speaking, and the study of our own language, might contribute, in a great measure, to the cure of those evils. In three parts. I. Of the use of these studies to religion, and morality; as also, to the support of the British constitution. II. Their absolute necessity in order to refine, ascertain, and fix the English language. III. their use in the cultivation of the imitative arts: shewing, that were the study of oratory made

      London: R. and J. Dodsley 1756 - 8vo., xl + 536pp., endpapers foxed, title and final leaf a little browned, contemporary calf, professionally rebacked to match, spine with raised bands and gilt lines, the old label re-used. A good copy with the late 18th or early 19th century armorial bookplate of the Kerr family, with Mary Kerr's signature, dated 1800, >at head of title. First edition. 'A treatise of fundamental importance for the history of English studies and the teaching of English, discussing all aspects of language-study, including grammar, rhetoric and elocution'. [Alston] Thomas Sheridan's father had, it is said, always wanted his son to be a school master as he was. But much of the younger Thomas Sheridan's life - until he was approaching 40 - was spent acting or theatre managing in Dublin and London. The latter part of his life was devoted to teaching and lecturing on elocution. He fell out with Samuel Johnson over pensions, Johnson finally damning Sheridan as 'dull, naturally dull'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         La noblesse commercante.A Londres, et se trouve a Paris, chez Duchesne , 1756.

      A Londres, et se trouve a Paris, chez Duchesne 1756 - Pp. 215 (1). Con bell'antiporta allegorica incisa in rame. Unito a: SAINTE FOY (DE) PHILIPPE AUGUSTE. La noblesse militaire ou le patriote francois. S.l.n., 1756. Pp. v (1), 210. Due parti in un volume di cm. 16. Legatura del tempo in piena pelle con titoli su tass. e fregi floreali al dorso; tagli rossi. Antiche firme di possesso al frontespizio, trascurabili mende alle cuffie, sporadiche fioriture, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Prima opera: Gabriel Francois Coyer (1707-1782), gesuita francese, fu letterato e pensatore economico forse più apprezzato fuori dai confini nazionali; fu infatti membro della Società Reale di Londra. La Noblesse commercante fu la sua principale opera. Pubblicata nel 1756 scatenò numerose reazioni dottrinali, sfociate in altrettante edizioni a stampa. Le tesi contenute nella Noblesse, rivolte al progresso dell'economia, ruotavano intorno all'affermazione di limiti da imporre agli aristocratici nell'esercizio delle attività commerciali. Nello stesso anno (nel giro di pochi mesi) uscirono diverse edizioni. Cfr. Barbier III, 417; Kress 5504; Einaudi 1388. Seconda opera: Philippe Auguste de Sainte Foy (1721-1785), conte e cavaliere d'Arcq, scrisse questo saggio in risposta alla Noblesse commercante di Coyer, affermando principi tradizionali basati sulla stretta relazione tra nobiltà e dignità militare. Anche in questo caso uscirono diverse edizioni nel medesimo anno, distinguibili dal numero delle pagine. La nostra edizione al frontespizio riporta "troisieme edition", ma appare assolutamente conforme all'edizione originale descritta nel catalogo Einaudi. Cfr. Barbier, III, 418; Einaudi, 149; Kress 5490; Goldsmiths 9138. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Abhandlung von den Fingern, deren Verrichtungen und symbolischer Bedeutung, in so ferne sie der deutschen Sprache Zusätze geliefert, aus aller Art Alterthümer erwogen.

      Leipzig und Eisenach, M. G. Griessbach, 1756, - in-8vo, 12 Bl. (Titel mit gest. Vignette - Widmungsbl. an Joachim Fr. Freyh. von Beust - 3 Bl. Widmung - 7 Bl. Vorwort) + 312 S. + 12 Bl. Register, unbeschnitten, Rez. Pappband. Rotes-Leder Titelschild. Sehr seltene Erstausgabe. - Akribische philologische Arbeit über die rechtliche und kulturelle Bedeutung von Fingern und Fingerzeichen seit der Antike. Groschuff (1700 oder 1701 - 1784, aus Danzig stammend) studierte Theologie und Rechtswissenschaften in Königsberg und Leipzig, war Erzieher, Sekretär und Hofmeister u. a. am Hof Hessen Philippsthal und in Eutin. Später ließ er sich in Schleiz nieder. (4. Abschnitt: Von dem Mittelfinger: die Verspottung mit diesem Finger ist die schlimmste. bey den Alten? - Gleichmäßig gebräunt.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. DBE IV, 267; Meusel, Lexikon der verstorbenen teutschen Schriftsteller I, 36. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Das zum Gebrauch leicht gemachte Microscopium. oder I. Eine Beschreibung, Berechnung und Erläuterung der Natur, Gebrauch und Vergrösserungs-Kraft der besten Gattungen von Microscopiis, vor den Unterricht, und besonders derjenigen, welche in Opticis nicht erfahren, und doch die Wunder der kleinern Schöpfung zu betrachten, und zu untersuchen Verlangen tragen. Worinn auch alle Anleitung zu finden, wie die Objecta, so man betrachten will, müssen praepariret, examiniret und praeserviret werden. II. Eine Erzählung und historische Nachricht dessen, was bis jetzo mit diesem Instrument vor erstaunenswürdige Entdeckungen gemachet worden, mit nützlichen Betrachtungen darüber begleitet. Deme beygefüget eine Nachicht von Polypo, und L. Steiners Beschrei

      Zürich, Heidegger und Comp., 1756 - 342 Seiten, 1 Blatt, 28 Seiten (Abhandlung von Steiner), 13 gestochene Falttafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit 18 x 10 cm First published in 1743, this was a popular book on microscopy by one of Britain's leading experts. Baker (1698 - 1774) won the Copley Medal of the Royal Society in 1744 for his microscopical observations on the crystallization of saline particles, which are included in the second part of this work. The first part covers the workings of microscopes, while second part contains descriptions of specimens such as seeds, hairs, insects, organisms that live in the mouth, sperm and blood. This edition also includes a detailed description of Baker's "Universal Microscope and an instrument invented by Johann Ludwig Steiner. Nissen ZBI 201. Einband berieben und altersbedingt verfärbt, vorderes Gelenk angebrochen. Gutes Exemplar.

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         Aufrichtig Teutsch Redender Hebräer, welcher gründlich zeiget den Ursprung und die Schicksaale des Jüdischen Volcks wie auch Deroselben Kirchenweesen, Gottesdienst, Glaubens-Articuln, Lehrsätze, übrigen Gebrauche und besondere Lebensarth etc.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig: Göbhardt 1756.. 4 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 27 (von 29) Kupfertafeln. 3 Bll., 206 S., 1 Bl.; 386 S.; 256 S.; 270 S., 18 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. 22,5 x 18,3 cm. Encyclopaedia Judaica, Vol. 4, 1162. - Eines der bedeutendsten Quellenwerke zu jüdischem Leben in Deutschland Mitte des 18. Jhdts., erstmalig 1748/49 unter dem Titel "Kirchliche Verfassung der heutigen Juden, sonderlich derer in Deutschland" in Erlangen und Coburg erschienen. "In his writings Bodenschatz described contemporary Jewish customs in Germany faithfully and without prejudice. ... Both editions are rich in engravings depicting subjects drawn from contemporary Jewish life in Germany" (Encycl. Jud.). Die Kupfer stammen zum Teil aus Picart`s "Cérémonies et coûtumes religieuses de tous les peuples" (1723-37). - Rückenbezug im Kopfbereich abgeplatzt, etwas berieben und bestoßen. Erste 30 Bll. mit Randverletzung; leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Es fehlen 2 Kupfertafeln.

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         Recuit [sic] de poésie et de chansons

      - [1] feuillet, 398-[10] pages , s.d. (c. 1756), in-4, [1] feuillet, 398-[10] pages, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge, Recueil de près de 200 chansons et poèmes lestes et populaires, soigneusement copié par un compilateur anonyme ; souvent, les airs sur lesquels elles devaient être exécutés sont indiqués. Quelques pièces font allusion à des évènements et à des personnages du temps ; l'une d'elles a d'ailleurs pour titre "Couplet à Madame Gentil pour le jour de sa fête 1756". Table des pièces in fine. Texte dans un encadrement tracé à l'encre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The case of marriages between near kindred particularly considered, with respect to the doctrine of scripture, the law of nature, and the laws of England. With some observations relating to the late Act to prevent Clandestine Marriages>.

      London: J. Whiston and B. White. MDCCLVI 1756 - 8vo., xix + (1) + 146pp., tiny perforations in a couple of leaves affecting partially two or three letters on both recto and verso of G4 and with loss of two or three letters on both recto and verso of H6, sense unimpaired, well bound fairly recently in calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands and label. A very good, crisp, copy in spite of the very minor faults. First edition. The Marriage Act> of 1753, or An Act for the better preventing of clandestine marriage,> popularly known as Lord Hardwicke's Marriage Act> (26 Geo.II.C.33) was the first statutory legislation in England and Wales to require a formal ceremony of marriage. It came into force on 25 March 1754. The Act had been precipitated by a dispute about the validity of a Scottish marriage, although pressure to address the problem of clandestine marriage had been growing for some time. Fry records that 'the ensuing treatise was written a considerable time since, and the greatest part of it printed off last winter, though not published till now.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Abhandlung von dem Daseyn und den Eigenschaften Gottes. Braunschweig, Schroeder

      1756 - First Edition in German. 8vo, xlviii, [xiv], 592pp, contemporary marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A. avanzo degli archi Neroniani sul monte Celio ov' era la loro terminazione. B e C: Fistole e Cloache nell' avanzo de' muri del castello dell' acqua.

      Acquaforte, bulino e puntasecca (mm 132 x212) tratta dalla terza tiratura della prima edizione de "Le Antichità Romane", una fra la più celebri opere di Piranesi. Esemplare con ampi margini, impresso su carta vergata romana. Le Antichità Romane furono pubblicate nel 1756 in quattro tomi da Rotili, Bouchard e Gravier. Furono pubblicate tre tirature diverse che si distinguono solo per piccole varianti del frontespizio del primo tomo. L'opera fu preparata nell'arco di un periodo molto lungo, probabilmente già a partire dal 1745 ca. Oltre alla indubbia importanza grafica essa rappresenta un nuovo modo di approcciarsi allo studio dell'architettura, una visione che fino ad allora era sconosciuta al mondo accademico, una sintesi della Roma antica ed è il punto di partenza per lo sviluppo della sua produzione futura. Splendido esemplare con ampi margini.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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         Aufrichtig Teutsch Redender Hebräer, welcher gründlich zeiget den Ursprung und die Schicksaale des Jüdischen Volcks wie auch Deroselben Kirchenweesen, Gottesdienst, Glaubens-Articuln, Lehrsätze, übrigen Gebrauche und besondere Lebensarth etc.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig: Göbhardt 1756. - 4 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 27 (von 29) Kupfertafeln. 3 Bll., 206 S., 1 Bl.; 386 S.; 256 S.; 270 S., 18 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. 22,5 x 18,3 cm. Encyclopaedia Judaica, Vol. 4, 1162. - Eines der bedeutendsten Quellenwerke zu jüdischem Leben in Deutschland Mitte des 18. Jhdts., erstmalig 1748/49 unter dem Titel "Kirchliche Verfassung der heutigen Juden, sonderlich derer in Deutschland" in Erlangen und Coburg erschienen. "In his writings Bodenschatz described contemporary Jewish customs in Germany faithfully and without prejudice. . Both editions are rich in engravings depicting subjects drawn from contemporary Jewish life in Germany" (Encycl. Jud.). Die Kupfer stammen zum Teil aus Picart`s "Cérémonies et coûtumes religieuses de tous les peuples" (1723-37). - Rückenbezug im Kopfbereich abgeplatzt, etwas berieben und bestoßen. Erste 30 Bll. mit Randverletzung; leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Es fehlen 2 Kupfertafeln.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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         L'arte del blasone dichiarata per alfabeto. Con le figure necessarie per la intelligenza de' termini in molte tavole impresse in rame e tre indici, due delle voci in franzese, e latino, uno de' nomi delle famiglie, comunità e società, di cui vi sono l'arme blasonate. Del conte Marc'Antonio Ginanni.

      presso Guglielmo Zerletti, In Venezia 1756 - In 2° (347 x 255 mm), legatura moderna in pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso, legatura precedente in cartonato alla rustica inclusa; pp. 392. Antiporta figurata incisa in rame da Pietro Monaco su disegno di Andrea Barbiani, frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero, 35 tavole incise in rame a piena pagina raffiguranti stemmi ed accessori araldici, vignette e finalini incisi in rame. Prima ed unica edizione di questo pregevole trattato araldico, riccamente illustrato (con 1 tavola colorata a mano), fornito da un dizionario alfabetico francese-italiano-latino in fine e ritenuto per decenni di fondamentale importanza per l’apprendimento della metodologia di ricerca degli stemmi nobiliari. Spreti, 1774: "Opera rara ed utilissima per ritrovare, dato il semplice stemma, il nome della Famiglia a cui appartiene". Rif.: IT\ICCU\TO0E\000536. OCLC, 23090961. Cond.: Ottimo esemplare con barbe, in copia fresca. Piccolo restauro a uno strappo. 2065g. MOLTO BUONO/PERFETTO (VERY GOOD/FINE) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Biblia Sacra, das ist die ganze Heil. Schrift Alt- und Neuen Testaments, Aus den Grund-Sprachen treulich und wohl übersetzt; .wozu noch die Lobwasserischen Psalmen samt den nöthigen Fäst-Gesängen zu vier Stimmen angefügt sind.

      Zürich, getruckt in Bürgklischer Truckerey, 1756, - in-8vo, gest. Frontispiz-Titel + 800 S. + 308 S. (Propheten) + 272 S. ( Apocrypha) + Frontispiz-Kupfer (Neue Testament) + 356 S. + Frontispiz-Kupfer (Psalmen Davids) + 208 S. (Musik u. Text (Psalmen David?s) + 28 (Hymnen, oder Fest-Gesänge), Kalbsleder d. Zeit, etwas abgenutzt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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