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        Ueber die Anlegung einer Obstorangerie in Scherben und die Vegetation der Gewächse.Frankfurt am Main, Andreäischen Buchhandlung, 1798. 8vo. With a small engraved illustration on title-page and 3 folding engraved plates, including 1 coloured by hand. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Bradley III, p. 135; Dochnahl 35. Second edition of a work on the cultivation of fruit trees in pots by the German pomologist and physician August Friedrich Adrian Diel (1756-1833). Diel describes in detail the experiments in his nursery, where he cultivated apples, pears, apricots, peaches, cherries and nuts. The first edition was published in 1793 and the third in 1804, also at Frankfurt am Main. With library stamps. Slightly browned with some occasional minor foxing. Binding only slightly rubbed along the extremities. Overall in very good condition.

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        Zeldzaame levens-gevallen van J.C.Wyerman, op de Voor-Poorte van den Hove van Holland overleeden, behelzende zyne weergalooze en voortreffelyke geleerdheid. Zyne wonderbaarlyke ontmoetingen [....] 2e druk, Den Haag, Pieter van Os, 1763. [Gebonden met:] Aanhangzel [...] behelzende behalven de voornaamste krygsbedryven van zyn moeder Lys Sint Mourel, eenige merkwaardige byzonderheden rakende zyn eigen leven, Den Haag, Pieter van Os, 1763.

      167 + (1) + 127 + (1) pag. Modern karton. Goed exemplaar. C1190.De eerste druk dateert van 1756 , toen de 28 jarige auteur zelf vast zat in een Rotterdams verbeterhuis. De tweede druk is aanzienlijk uitgebreid.

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        Patent of nobility donated by Maximilian Joseph, Maximilian I, King of Bavaria (1756-1825) to Peter Anton Kreusser (1765-1831 or 1832), composer, becoming Freiherr.

      - Patent of nobility donated by Maximilian Joseph, Maximilian I, King of Bavaria (1756-1825) to Peter Anton Kreusser (1765-1831 or 1832), composer, becoming Freiherr. Bavaria, Munich, d.d. 27 August 1823. Folio. No covers, only paper endpapers. 370 x 280 mm. (8) pages on vellum. Manuscript, calligraphic text with printed decorative margins. One immaculate hand painted coat-of-arms (signed: J. Georg Portner) in colour and gold. At the end the signature of king Maximilian Joseph. Other signatures: Graf von Richburg, P.J. von Baumüller. No seal. The patent of nobility states that Kreusser comes form an honourable Frankischen Bürgergeschlecht and that he obtained his wealth in other countries and subsequently applied for nobility. Peter Anton Kreusser was a German composer. Claiming to be of Swabian aristocrat stock he was born in Lengfurt (today Triefenstein). He began the Anglo-Bavarian branch to the Kreusser [Kreußer] family when he married Anne Rickets in London. Peter was the younger cousin of the composer George Anton Kreusser (1743-1802), who was a friend and collaborator of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and who moved to Paris. Peter moved there as well, where he served as a violinist. The French Revolution brought him to London, where his career as a composer began. During his time in London he lived at 44 Greek Street. He formed a close association with the Wornum family that extended over two generations and resulted in the Sickert family coming to live in England. In 1823 he returned to Munich. He died in Munich during a cholera. He wrote many romantic airs, divertimenti, sonatas and dances for the piano forte. Much of his work was dedicated to friends and associates, amongst them were Emily Huskisson, wife of William Huskisson. His Six Waltzes for the Piano Forte… (Op. 12), was published in London in 1810. Sixteen published compositions or arrangements by him are listed in the British Library Catalogue. Kreusser's daughter by Elizabeth Landry, Emillia, married the Italian Count Londron. Kreusser's son Franz had several children with interesting connections: his daughter Blanche (1839-1918) was lady-in-waiting to Queen Marie of Bavaria. H138

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        Conamen mappae generalis medicamentorum simplicium secundum affinitiates virium naturalium nova methodo geographica dispositorum ... cum tabula aenea.Strasbourg, Bauer & Treuttel (colophon: Johann Heinrich Heitz), 1778. 4to. With a large folding engraved map (58 x 62 cm). Sprinkled brown paper on boards.

      Blake, p. 496; Pritzel 41369; Quaritch, De Belder collection II, 907; cf. Hirsch VI, p. 339 (on the author). First and only edition of an "eccentric" pharmaceutical work by George-Christophe Wu¨rtz (1756-1823), a French philosopher and physician. In this work he "attempts to create a map of mental and physiological functions with herbal simples arranged according to the localities they effect. This is illustrated by the plate with the herbs appearing as stars as in a celestial chart" (Quaritch). The text, divided into two parts, discusses the method used and the scientific nature of the relations he found. Due to the completely new approach the present work earned him a respected position within the French and German medical field. Foxed throughout, and with a water stain in the outer margin of the first 50 pages, otherwise a good copy. Binding rubbed along the extremities, spine damaged at the head and foot.

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        A Complete Body of Architecture

      London: Grays-Inn; near London Bridge; in Fleetstreet; in Cornhill; in Pater-Noster-Row.: T Osborne and J Shipton; J Hodge; L Davies; J Ward; And R Baldwin., 1756. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. WARE I. WATE J. SMITH GL. ROBERTS Thos. . VG+, 1st ed, later issue, 122 pls + frontis, & 2 vignettes. In contemporary boards, gilt edge tooling, corners & edges rubbed. Skillfully rebacked, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, Frontis, [17], [1], [1], 2-92, 93-96, [2], 97-112, [2], 113-120, [2], 121-748, [4], complete with all 122 plates (some large & folding), plus frontispiece, title page in red & black inks, 2 vignettes, leaves watermarked IA or XA, old ink name to title head, occasional very light spotting. But a Very Good + copy. (Folio, 250*420 mm). (O'Neil 126a/b. Fowler 436. Avery AAW21). 'A work of Sterling Merit; it relates to the practical as well as the theoretical and decorative part of the Art' - Allibone 2581. Please contact for further information. Title continues: Adorned with plans and elevations, from original designs. In which are interspersed Some Designs of Inigo Jones, never before published. Ware's best known work a translation of Palladio's great treatise which offers a comprehensive overview of the theory & practice of Georgian Architecture. It is organized in ten 'Books' treating all aspects of architecture including construction, the classical orders, interior & exterior details, elevations, bridges, and geometry.

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        Nuova succinta prattica civile, e criminale utile, e necessaria a' giudici, procuratori, attuarj, e cancellieri criminali ridotta in dialogo fra maestro, e discepolo per maggiore intelligenza de' novizj, e distinta in quattro parti, nell'ultima delle quali si aggiunge una istruzione necessarissima per i notari novelli con suo indice de' capitoli, e delle materie raccolta massime per comodo de' novizj dal dottore Arcangiolo Bonifazj ...

      presso gli eredi Caprari, 1756. in 4°, 22 cm, rilegatura coeva in pergamena, p. XVI, 399, (1), Grande vignetta allegorica incisa in rame al frontespizio (la giustizia appoggiata allo stemma di Jesi), incipit finalini e iniziali decorate, testo su due colonne. Piccola mancanza all'angolo superiore di una carta che non tocca il testo, errore di impaginazione di 2 carte. Complessivamente bell'esemplare

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Orfeo (ALAI-ILAB)]
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        Eigh. Handbillet mit Paraphe.

      Ohne Ort und Datum (wohl Wien /1763) 1756 - 1 Seite (13 Zeilen), quer-12 (Doppelblatt). An Johann Karl Graf Chotek (1705-1787), Generalkriegssekretär im Siebenjährigen Krieg und seit 1762 Feldzeugmeister. - "lieber graff coteck er weis an besten wie hart mir ankomt wem was abzuschlagen, mithin ist es mir noch härter ihme es zu thun, und denn grossen laast und unangenehme arbeit die er hat noch continuirn zu mach[en] allein er ist mir unentbehrlich so lang der krieg dauert nach selben wird sich vill geben und hoffe das wir beede eine angenehmere situation bekomen werden vor jezo müssen wir das joch mit einander zihen. damit er aber doch sihet das wir wünschen ihme gnaden zu thun so trage ich ihme die wohnung in haus an wo königseck gewohnt hat. M". Feldmarschall Christian Moriz Graf Königsegg und Rothenfels (1705-1778) war seit 1739 Obersthofmeister der Kaiserin.

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        A Compleat and Humorous Account of all the Remarkable Clubs and Societies in the Cities of London and Westminster, From the R----L S----Y down to the Lumber-Troop, &c. Their Original with Characters of the most noted.upwards of Twenty Years.

      London. Printed for J. Wren. (Seventh edition). 1756 - (156 x 95). pp, xii, (2), 327, (1). (Note. 247 pp in total. pp 121-247 incorrectly paginated 201-327). Age toned paper and endpapers lightly soiled. Half calf with marbled paper covered boards a little rubbed. Title label lacking from spine. A good sound copy. Very amusing, this satirical work describes mostly fictitious clubs and societies from the Farting Club to the Thieves Club. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard V. Wells ABA, ILAB, PBFA]
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        Teatro Della Guerra ne Paesi di Brema di Luneburgo, Ostfrisia Prussiana, Mechlenburgo, Madeburgo, Alberstadt, ed altri Paesi di qua dall' Elba fin alla Turingia.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Francesco Griselini b. Academia delle Scienze dell' Instituto di Bologna, 1756-58, 29,3 x 37,7 (29,3 x 38,6) Tooley, Dic. of Mapm., S. 266 (Griselini); vgl. Gallo, Carte Disegnate E Incise Da Francesco Griselini, in: Archivio Veneto, S. 90 ff.; der Verleger 'Academia delle Scienze dell' Instituto di Bologna' bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! - Zeigt das heutige Niedersachsen mit Bremen und Hamburg, das nördliche Westfalen, Holstein, das westliche Mecklenburg-Vorpommern und das westliche Brandenburg bis Berlin während des 7jährigen Krieges. - Unten links Titelkartusche; unten rechts zwei verschiedene Meilenzeiger. - Seltene Karte des venetianischen Kartographen und Kupferstechers Francesco Grisel(i)ini (1717-1783).

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        Patent of nobility donated by Maximilian Joseph, Maximilian I, King of Bavaria (1756-1825) to Peter Anton Kreusser (1765-1831 or 1832), composer, becoming Freiherr.

      Patent of nobility donated by Maximilian Joseph, Maximilian I, King of Bavaria (1756-1825) to Peter Anton Kreusser (1765-1831 or 1832), composer, becoming Freiherr. Bavaria, Munich, d.d. 27 August 1823. Folio. No covers, only paper endpapers. 370 x 280 mm. (8) pages on vellum. Manuscript, calligraphic text with printed decorative margins. One immaculate hand painted coat-of-arms (signed: J. Georg Portner) in colour and gold. At the end the signature of king Maximilian Joseph. Other signatures: Graf von Richburg, P.J. von Baumüller. No seal. The patent of nobility states that Kreusser comes form an honourable Frankischen Bürgergeschlecht and that he obtained his wealth in other countries and subsequently applied for nobility. Peter Anton Kreusser was a German composer. Claiming to be of Swabian aristocrat stock he was born in Lengfurt (today Triefenstein). He began the Anglo-Bavarian branch to the Kreusser [Kreußer] family when he married Anne Rickets in London. Peter was the younger cousin of the composer George Anton Kreusser (1743-1802), who was a friend and collaborator of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and who moved to Paris. Peter moved there as well, where he served as a violinist. The French Revolution brought him to London, where his career as a composer began. During his time in London he lived at 44 Greek Street. He formed a close association with the Wornum family that extended over two generations and resulted in the Sickert family coming to live in England. In 1823 he returned to Munich. He died in Munich during a cholera. He wrote many romantic airs, divertimenti, sonatas and dances for the piano forte. Much of his work was dedicated to friends and associates, amongst them were Emily Huskisson, wife of William Huskisson. His Six Waltzes for the Piano Forte… (Op. 12), was published in London in 1810. Sixteen published compositions or arrangements by him are listed in the British Library Catalogue. Kreusser's daughter by Elizabeth Landry, Emillia, married the Italian Count Londron. Kreusser's son Franz had several children with interesting connections: his daughter Blanche (1839-1918) was lady-in-waiting to Queen Marie of Bavaria. H138.

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        "Histoire de Louis Mandrin, depuis sa naissance jusqu'a sa mort; avec le détail exact de ses cruautés, de ses brigandages et de ses supplices. Rouen, Lecrene-Labbey, 1814.".

      12°, gebonden in 19e- eeuws karton (origineel papieren omslag meegebonden), 108 pag., met portret in houtsnede van Mandrin als frontispice. Goed exemplaar. C0893."Latere editie van het aan de abt Regley toegeschreven boekje, nu met een portret in houtsnede in plaats van de gravure in de druk van 1756. In deze editie van 1814 aan het slot een 'Dialogue entre Cartouche et Mandrin, où l'on voit proserpine se promener en cabriolet dans les enfers'(pp. 97-108)."

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        Elemens d'algèbre, traduits de l'Anglois et augmentés de quelques remarques par Mr. de Joncourt. -

      Amsterdam, Arkste'e & Merkus, 1756. 2 voll. In-4. Legature coeva in pelle maculata, dorsi con nervi, doppi tasselli e fregi oro; qualche abrasione. Un bel ritratto dell'autore inc. in rame, e 9 tavole. ripiegate inc. in rame. (2), XLVIII, 359 pp.; (4), XX, 403 pp.; strappi in 4 carte alla fine del vol. I riparati, tavole un po' brunite e qualche minima ingiallitura, nel complesso però, buon esemplare marginoso in solide legature del tempo. Prima edizione in francese. L'autore, pur avendo perso la vista da piccolo, divenne professore di matematica a Cambridge, guadagnandosi la stima di Newton e di Lord Chesterfield; quest'ultimo, dopo aver assistito ad alcune sue lezioni, lo descrisse come un professore che pur non potendo usare i propri occhi, insegnava agli altri ad usarli!. Nel primo volume viene anche trattata la "matematica palpabile", che permette d'eseguire operazioni d'aritmetica usando solo il tatto. Smith, History of Mathematics, I, 454. DNB XVIII, 822: «The treatise is a model of careful exposition, and reminds one of the 'Algebra' which Euler dictated after having been overtaken by blindness. It contains an account of Euclid's doctrine of proportion, a good deal of what we now call mensuration, a consideration of Diophantine problems, and of magic squares, and it finishes with the solution of biquadratic equations». First French edition. With a fine portrait and 9 folding engr. plates. Contemp. mottled calf, spines with leather labels and richly gilt; a little rubbed, corners worn. Tears in 4 leaves towards end of vol. I repaired, plates a little browned and some occasional minor foxing, but a good copy.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport]
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        Le gentilhomme cultivateur, ou corps complet d'agriculture. Translated from the English by Dupuy Demportes. 16 vols. Paris/Bordeaux, 1761-1764.

      16 vols., together appr. 6500 pp. With 21 folding engravings. Cont. half calf, covers worn at the corners. Nice set. Although the titlepage indicates that this multi-volume agricultural encyclopedia was translated from the English original of Thomas Hale, Oberlé writes that the French author Jean Baptiste Dupuy Demportes in fact only borrowed the general idea and some of Hale's observations. Hale's original publication was published in London in 1756 as The complete body of husbandry. Le gentilhomme cultivateur is an important source for the knowledge of the agricultural history of the 18th century, presenting a very complete description of farming including subjects like the growing and deseases of animals, fishing, fruits & vegetables etc. The 7th volume is of viticultural interest with descriptions of vineyards in Haute-Bourgogne, Provence and Jura. B2247. Lit: Oberlé, Les fastes de bacchus et de comus, 627 [mentioning an 8-vlume quarto-edition by the same publisers and from the same years].

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        Ritningar på Fyratio Wåningshus, af Sten och Trettio af Tråd, Samt åtskilliga Lusthus, Portar, Fonster och Lister, . 1757: [Bound with Supplement:] Wijnblad, Carl: Ytterligare Tilökning af Ritningar pé Wåningshus, Sertio af Sten och Liugu as Trad, Samt hwariehanda Flygel=Byggnader och Pavillons, . 1756.

      Pet. Momma 1756-57 - 2 vols. in 1. Near contemporary half calf, marbled boards. 5 raised bands on spine and elaborate gilt within each compartment, 1 compartment with a tan leather spine label. Boards, spine and corners heavily rubbed; light foxing within. Ex-libris on front paste-down endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte des Isles de Maiorque Minorque et Yvicev Map of the Islands of Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza

      1756 1756 - Copper engraving. Later colouring. Size: 57 x 40.6 cm. (22½ x 16 inches) The map has been laid down on a larger piece of paper. This was how it was published-it is not a repair An attractive map of the three islands with decorative cartouche. Compass point. Large decorated cartouche at top left. Two inset maps. One inset showing the islands' relationship to the coasts of Spain, France and Africa. Another shows a detailed plan of the harbour and town of Mahon with depth soundings

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        Recueil de différentes chose (including Relation du royaume des Féliciens)

      Marc-Michel Bousquet, Lausanne 1756 - A BEAUTIFUL, UNSOPHISTICATED LARGE-PAPER COPY IN AN ELEGANT CONTEMPORARY BINDING. 4, XI, 1, 412; 4, 533; 4, 429; 4, 491 pp. A large-paper copy, printed 4to on very fine laid paper. Beautifully bound in 18th-century speckled calf. Spines gilt in six compartments with fleurons, morocco lettering-pieces. Covers triple ruled in gilt. Light wear to extremities of bindings, internally FINE AND BRIGHT. A very attractive large-paper set of this important edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        Die König. preußische und Chur-Brandenb. Hof-Wehe-Mutter, Das ist: Ein höchst nöthiger Unterricht von schweren und unrecht stehenden Geburthen ... mit einem Anhange Heilsamer Artzeney-Mittel.

      Berlin, Verlag Christian Friedrich Voß 1756; (5. Aufl.); ca 22x18 cm; (38) 348 (12) Seiten mit gest. Frontispiz und 43 (1 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln; Halbpergamenteinband d. Zt (Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, Titelblatt mit kleinem Loch [durch entferntem Stempel - etwas Buchstabenverlust]; sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Entbindungskunst; Geburtshilfe; Gynäkologie; Hebamme; Medizin

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Das zum Gebrauch leicht gemachte Microscopium.

      

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        Lettre d'un négociant à un Milord, dans laquelle on considère, sans partialité, l'importance de l'île Minorque, & de Port-Mahon ; avec l'histoire & une description abrégée de l'une & de l'autre.

      (Londres, Baldwin), 1756. ____ Edition originale. Rare. Attribué à Mazéas par Barbier (II, 1159). L'avertissement signale que cette lettre "est imprimée à Londres, chez Baldwin, libraire, rue du Pater-Noster." *-------*. In-12. [162 x 90 mm] Collation : (4), 63, (1) pp. Cartonnage moderne.

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        This Indenture made in the Eighth Day of December in the Thirties Year of the Reign of our Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith (.) and in the Year of our Lord 1756 [ ] Between Francis Jones of Cratfield in the County of Suffolk Clerk and Francis Jacob of Laxfield in the said Conty of Suffolk Spinster

      Suffolk, Dec. 1756. - Vertragsmamuskript auf Pergament. 45 x 75 cm. Gefalt. `This Indenture`, die ersten beiden Worte des Vertrages groß und reich verziert, das Wappen mit der Devise des englischen Hosenbandordens umgebend, darunter drei blaue 6-Pence Blind-Stempelmarken. An der unteren Kante ist das Pergament nach innen geklappt und wird durch zwei Siegel zusammengehalten. Um die beiden Siegel die Unterschriften von F. Jacob und Frances Jones. Auf der Rückseite finden sich die Namen von Mr. Francis Jones und Miss. Frances Jacob, weiters John Buxton und Geo[rge] Schulz. Diese Namen von einer gezeichneten Klammer umfasst. Rechts der Klammer findest sich der Satz: Lease for a Year in Trust. Darüber findet sich ein weiterer Schriftzug: Sealed & Delivered in the Presence of John Lee und einem unleserlichen weiteren Namen. Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

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        The Natural History of Aleppo, and parts adjacent.: Containing a description of the city, and the principal natural productions in its neighbourhood. Together with an account of the climate, inhabitants, and diseases; particularly of the plague, with the methods used by the Europeans for their preservation.

      1756 (title reads 1856), London A. Millar 1756 - Russell went to Aleppo in 1740 as physician to the English factory. He learnt fluent Arabic and acquired great influence with the Pasha and people of all creeds. He was joined by his younger brother Patrick in 1750, and returned to England three years later via Naples and Leghorn where he continued his researches into the plague. His book was described on publication as "one of the most complete pictures of Eastern manners". Hamilton, Europe and the Arab World, 45. Rebound in modern calf-backed marbled boards, spine in compartments with maroon and dark green lettering pieces; minor off-setting from plates, small ownership stamp on p.83. First edition. 4to, pp. viii, 266, [10]; with 16 folding plates.

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        The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha

      London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, and R. and J.Dodsley,, 1756. Translated from the original Spanish by Charles Jarvis. The third edition in two volumes. 2 volumes, quarto (297 x 228 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, titles gilt to green and black labels to spines, spines richly gilt in compartments, single rule frame gilt to covers, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges black, others olivine, green page marker. Frontispiece to vol. I and 68 copper engraved plates by Vandergucht and Virtue, after John Vanderbank. Single leaf of card with amateur pencil drawing of plate laid-in. Expert restoration to inner hinges. Slight rubbing to extremities, occasional light foxing; an excellent set. A handsomely bound copy of the third Jarvis edition. Charles Jarvis, a friend and one-time art tutor of Alexander Pope, was primarily an artist and an art collector. He also had literary ambitions, and this translation of Don Quixote, his major literary undertaking, published posthumously and frequently reprinted, is generally considered to be close in spirit to the original. The illustrations in this edition were originally commissioned in 1723 by the publishers J. and R. Tonson to illustrate Don Quixote in the original Spanish; this eventually appeared as a lavish four-volume quarto edition in 1738, the plates used repeatedly by the publishers. "This project, for which Vanderbank's initial designs were preferred over Hogarth's, appears to have preoccupied Vanderbank, perhaps almost empathetically, for the remainder of his life" (ODNB). Vol. I contains, as issued, The Life of Michael de Cervantes Saavedra by Don Gregorio Mayáns and Siscár, "his Catholick Majesty's Library-Keeper", translated from the Spanish by Mr. Ozell.

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        Description de la ville d'Amsterdam, en vers burlesques. Selon la visite de six jours d'une semaine.Amsterdam, Jacques le Curieux, 1666. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece, woodcut vignette on title. 19th-century full red gilt morocco.

      - Gay-Lemonnyer I, 876; Nijhoff & V. Hattum 189; Rahir 2279; Willems 1756. Original and only edition of this burlesque description of Amsterdam in French verses. The long poem is full of interesting details and unknown facts of the Amsterdam everyday life during the mid-seventeenth century, the peak of the Dutch Golden Age. It is a desired book by many bibliophiles, as it is placed in the Elzevier collection. The name of the author, Pierre Le Jolle, is probably a pseudonym; it is thought that his name was Pierre Langle (born in 1630).Fine copy of this poem full of details of everyday life in Amsterdam in the 17th-century.

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        A Complete Body of Architecture.

      In contemporary boards, gilt edge tooling, corners & edges rubbed. Skillfully rebacked, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, Frontis, [17], [1], [1], 2-92, 93-96, [2], 97-112, [2], 113-120, [2], 121-748, [4], complete with all 122 plates (some large & folding), plus frontispiece, title page in red & black inks, 2 vignettes, leaves watermarked IA or XA, old ink name to title head, occasional very light spotting. Folio, 250*420 mm). Title continues: Adorned with plans and elevations, from original designs. In which are interspersed Some Designs of Inigo Jones, never before published. Ware's best known work a translation of Palladio's great treatise which offers a comprehensive overview of the theory & practice of Georgian Architecture. It is organized in ten 'Books' treating all aspects of architecture including construction, the classical orders, interior & exterior details, elevations, bridges, and geometry.

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        Pennsylvania Gazette number 1430 Containing the Freshest Advices, Foreign and Domestick

      May 20,1756, Philadelphia - 2 leaves, 4pages.Folio, 15 5/8 x 10". Good condition. Old folds, some stains and a hole in the center, about 1" x 1/2" affecting text and a smaller hole on first page affecting some words. Prior owners name in ink at top. (William Sattertwaite). Paper is fragile at the folds but still readable. This issue printed while the French and Indian War with Great Britain was being fought on the frontier areas of Pennsylvania (including Pittsburg). There are messages from Robert Hunter Morris and Isaac Norris concerning the war in Pennslyvania and the threat from the French and the Indians. Also notices for stolen horses, a runaway Irish servant woman, ship for sale, deserter wanted, estate sales, and a Negro boy for sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Complete Body of Architecture.

      London: Grays-Inn; near London Bridge; in Fleetstreet; in Cornhill; in Pater-Noster-Row.: T Osborne and J Shipton; J Hodge; L Davies; J Ward; And R Baldwin., 1756. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. WARE I. WATE J. SMITH GL. ROBERTS Thos. . VG+, 1st ed, later issue, 122 pls + frontis, & 2 vignettes. In contemporary boards, gilt edge tooling, corners & edges rubbed. Skillfully rebacked, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, Frontis, [17], [1], [1], 2-92, 93-96, [2], 97-112, [2], 113-120, [2], 121-748, [4], complete with all 122 plates (some large & folding), plus frontispiece, title page in red & black inks, 2 vignettes, leaves watermarked IA or XA, old ink name to title head, occasional very light spotting. But a Very Good + copy. (Folio, 250*420 mm). (O'Neil 126a/b. Fowler 436. Avery AAW21). 'A work of Sterling Merit; it relates to the practical as well as the theoretical and decorative part of the Art' - Allibone 2581. Please contact for further information. Title continues: Adorned with plans and elevations, from original designs. In which are interspersed Some Designs of Inigo Jones, never before published. Ware's best known work a translation of Palladio's great treatise which offers a comprehensive overview of the theory & practice of Georgian Architecture. It is organized in ten 'Books' treating all aspects of architecture including construction, the classical orders, interior & exterior details, elevations, bridges, and geometry.

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        Allerhöchste Römisch-Kayserlich-Königliche Verordnungen, Die dermahlige Kriegs-Umstände Betreffend [...]. 9 Teile in einem Band sowie 3 zusätzliche Beibindungen.

      4. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Initialen u. -Vignetten. Zus. ca. 240 S., HPgmt. d. Zt. Erstausgabe. - Das Werk enthält die auf dem Haupttitel verzeichneten neun Teile (meist separat paginiert u. mit separaten Titelblättern): I. Reichs-Hof-Raths-Conclusum dd. 13. Sept. Anno 1756. II. Kayserlich-Allergnädigste Hof-Decreta dd. 14. Sept. dictat. 20. 22. 23. eijusd. III. Reichs-Hof-Raths-Conclusum dd. 9. Oct. IV. Kayserlich-Königl. Circular-Rescript dd. 20. Sept. V. Beantwortung des kundtgewordenen Königl. Preußischen Kriegs-Manifests. VI. Kurtze Verzeichnuß einiger von Seiten des Königl. Preußis. Hofs wider die Berliner- und Dreßdner-Tractaten ausgeübten Fridens-brüchigen Unternehmungen. VII. Kayserl. Allergnädigstes ferneres Hof-Decret, dictatum die 18. Octobr. VIII. Königl. Pohlnisch und Chur-Sächsisches Pro Memoria dd. 17. Novembr. samt Beylagen A. & B. IX. Königl. Pohlnis. und Chur-Sächsisches Gesandschafts-Pro Memoria dd. 6. Decembr. samt Beylagen von Num. 1. biß 5. - Der Sammelband enthält zusätzlich noch drei weitere Schriften: 1.) Standhafte Widerlegung der sogenannten Ausführlichen Königlich-Preußischen Beantwortung der von dem Wiener Hof herausgegebenen Kurzen Verzeichnus einer aus denen vielfältigen von Seiten des Königl. Preußischen Hofs wider die Berliner- und Dreßdner Tractaten ausgeübten friedbrüchigen Unternehmungen. Wien, Trattner, 1757. 30, V S. - 2.) Gesätzmässige Anmerkungen, gegen die so genannte Patriotische Gedanken über das wider Sr. Königlichen Majestät in Preußen den 20. Septembr. 1756. zur offentlichen Reichs-Dictatur gekommene Hof-Decret. Preßburg, Landerer, 1757. 16 nn. Bll. - 3.) Anmerkungen über die von Anbeginn des gegenwärtigen Kriegs bis anhero zum öffentlichen Druck gediehene Königl. Preußis. Kriegs-Manifesten, Circularien und Memoires. Augsburg, Pingitzer, 1757. 40 S. - Tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. -

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        Vollständige Glaßmacherkunst. Worinnen sowol dessen Erläuterungen über Anton Neri sieben Bücher von dem Glaßmachen und Dr. Merrets hierüber gemachte Anmerkungen als auch eine grosse Anzahl nützlich und angenehmer Versuche nebst einem Anhang von den Perlen und Edelsteinen enthalten sind.

      Nürnberg, Riegel, 1756 - 21 x 15,5 cm. 8 Blatt, 472 Seiten und 8 Blatt Register. Mit Porträt und 17 Kupfertafeln (vollständig). Schlichter Pappband der Zeit (Rücken erneuert). *Vierte Ausgabe des erstmals 1679 erschienenen Standardwerkes zur Glaserzeugung, es erschien noch bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. - "Ein Werk, das das gesamte Wissen der Glasmacherkunst seit der Antike zusammenfaßt und die Technik des Glasmachens bis weit in das 19. Jh. hinein beeinflußt . Kunckel fügt es aus 3 Teilen zusammen: Er übersetzt und kommentiert die 7 Bücher des ihm wohlvertrauten Standardwerkes der Glasmacherei von A. Neri L'arte vetraria distinta in libri VII (1612), ebenso Chr. Merretts engl. Übersetzung von Neris Werk The Art of Glass (1662) und beschließt diesen immensen Erfahrungsschatz mit der Darstellung seines eigenen beträchtlichen Wissens und Könnens" (NDB XIII, 287f.). - Die Kupfer zeigen Glasbläserei in verschiedenen Stadien der Herstellung, Brennöfen (teils im Querschnitt) sowie Geräte und Instrumente des Glasmachens. - Titelblatt und Tafeln mit entwertetem altem Stempel. Die ersten und letzten Seiten stärker gebräunt, sonst nur gelegentlich etwas stockfleckig (meist in den Rändern). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800

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        AMERICA SEPTENTRIONALIS a Domino d Anville in Galliis edita nunc in Anglia

      Nürnberg /Noribergae 1756 - Kupferstich, Nordamerika, USA, altkoloriert, original coloured copper engraving, map of North America/Canada, "Eingriffe der Franzosen" (deutsche Beschreibung links oben), "Was die Englaender rechtsmaessiger Weise im Vesten Land haben" (deutsche Beschreibung links unten), Geschichte der englischen Kolonialzeit in Amerika , history of the British Colonies in North America at the outset of the French & Indian War die Karte ist in einem sehr guten Zustand, breiter Rand, Mittelfalte, center fold, very good condition

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        Amazon River New Grenada French Guiana Colombia 1756 Bellin old antique map

      1756 - Carte du Cours du Maragnon Ou de la Grande Riviere des Amazones Dans sa partie navigable depuis de Bracamoros jusqua son Embouchure et qui comprend la Province de Quito et la Cote de la Guiane depuis le Cap de Nord jusqu'a Essequebe. levee en 1743 et 1744. Observations Astronomiques par M. de la Condamine.(Amazon River / Colombia / New Grenada / French Guiana / South America / etc.) Issued Paris, 1756 by J. N. Bellin. Fine and interesting mid-18th century antique map. Engraved with beautiful full hand color. Sheet remains well preserved, overall clean and very well preserved, Nice looking example. Original fold lines as issued. Sheet measures c. 16" x 10"Printed area measures c. 14 3/4" x 7"[R11148]Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 1, p. 116.

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        Mémoires de monsieur de Guay-Trouin, lieutenant général des armées navales, commandeur de l'Ordre Royal & Militaire de S. Loüis

      Amsterdam: Chez Pierre Mortier, 1756. Full Calf. Fine. Later edition (first published in Amsterdam, 1730) of the memoirs of one of the most illustrious French seamen and corsairs. 12mo; xxxix, [9]tables, 312pp, with an engraved frontispiece and six (of seven) folding plates. Bound in full mottled calf with a flat richly gilt spine divided into six compartments by triple rules, a red morocco gilt label in the second; all edges stained red, marbled end papers, book label of P. Gaingnot-P. au Mans. Lower joint very skillfully repaired, all else Fine, with the pages and plates pristine. The highly accomplished engravings, by J. P. Le Bas and A. Coquart, include the frontispiece portrait of the author, a view of a French man-of-war with parts labeled, three (of four) folding views of naval engagements, and a folding plan of Rio de Janeiro and vicinity in 1711. Also included are lists of ships and crews under Du Guay-Trouin's command in various campaigns. OCLC Number: 6986612. Keynes, p. 117. Borba de Moraes 272. Gibson's Library, p. 115. In 1710, Francois du Clerc led a French expedition against Rio de Janeiro, then considered impregnable, but the greater part of his force was captured. The following year, however, after an 11-day battle, du Guay-Trouin occupied the city for some two months, holding the governor for ransom, ransacking the churches and plundering their treasures.

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        Johann George Hartmanns, Nöthiger Unterricht von Verbesserung Aller Uhren, Durch die Höhe des Aufzuges, waagerechten Stand, und Berechnung. Mit fünfzig Figuren, wie auch zwey Registern versehen. Angebunden: . Verbesserung der Sack-Uhren durch den waagerechten Stand, Berechnung, Ausarbeitung, Beurtheilung, Gebrauch, Stellung, Kennzeichen und Probirung derselben. Mit nöthigen Figuren wie auch einer Erklärung der üblichen Kunst-Wörter versehen, Nebst einer Vorrede von Georg Ehrhard Hamberger.

      Halle im Verlag des Waysenhauses, / Zweyte verbesserte Auflage 1756. - 8°. Originalhalblederband mit geprägtem Titel auf Rückenschild und Dreiseitenrotschnitt. Ecken, Kanten und Bezugspapiere teils durchgerieben. Das vordere Aussengelenk gerissen, jedoch nicht lose. Der Buchrücken unten mit ca. 2 x 1 cm Fehlstelle und Resten einer Signaturentfernung. Gestochenes Frontispiz Hartmanns, 14 nn Seiten Titelei, Vorrede und Inhaltsverzeichnis, 210 Seiten, 22 nn. Seiten Register, XVI mehrfach gefalteten Blätter mit 50 gestochenen Figuren. Die mehrfach gefalteten Blätte in den Aussenrändern leicht angeschmutzt // 24 nn. Ss., 90 (+6) Seiten und ein mehrfach gefaltetes Blatt mit 4 gestochenen Figuren. Der erste Titel in rot und schwarz gedruckt, beide Titelblätter mit einem geprägten Vorbesitzernamen. Im ersten Teil auf den Seiten 20, 58 und 59 Anmerkungen in alter Tinte. Beide Teile mit einigen gestochenen Vignette, im ersten Teil zwei mehrfach gefaltete Tabellen hinter den Seiten 80 und 172 eingebunden. Seite für Seite genau überprüft. Im Innenbereich immer wieder fingerfleckig bzw. angeschmutzt. Durchaus gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Behandelt im ersten Teil Turmuhren, Wanduhren, Sekundenuhren, Montsuhren, Jahresuhren, Tischuhren und Stutzuhren. FL6407 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        This Indenture made in the Eighth Day of December in the Thirties Year of the Reign of our Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith (...) and in the Year of our Lord 1756 […] Between Francis Jones of Cratfield in the County of Suffolk Clerk and Francis Jacob of Laxfield in the said Conty of Suffolk Spinster

      Suffolk, Dec. 1756.. Vertragsmamuskript auf Pergament. 45 x 75 cm. Gefalt. 'This Indenture', die ersten beiden Worte des Vertrages groß und reich verziert, das Wappen mit der Devise des englischen Hosenbandordens umgebend, darunter drei blaue 6-Pence Blind-Stempelmarken. An der unteren Kante ist das Pergament nach innen geklappt und wird durch zwei Siegel zusammengehalten. Um die beiden Siegel die Unterschriften von F. Jacob und Frances Jones. Auf der Rückseite finden sich die Namen von Mr. Francis Jones und Miss. Frances Jacob, weiters John Buxton und Geo[rge] Schulz. Diese Namen von einer gezeichneten Klammer umfasst. Rechts der Klammer findest sich der Satz: Lease for a Year in Trust. Darüber findet sich ein weiterer Schriftzug: Sealed & Delivered in the Presence of John Lee und einem unleserlichen weiteren Namen.

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        This Indenture made in the Eighth Day of December in the Thirties Year of the Reign of our Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith (...) and in the Year of our Lord 1756 […] Between Francis Jones of Cratfield in the County of Suffolk Clerk and Francis Jacob of Laxfield in the said Conty of Suffolk Spinster

       Suffolk, Dec. 1756. Vertragsmamuskript auf Pergament. 45 x 75 cm. Gefalt.`This Indenture`, die ersten beiden Worte des Vertrages groß und reich verziert, das Wappen mit der Devise des englischen Hosenbandordens umgebend, darunter drei blaue 6-Pence Blind-Stempelmarken. An der unteren Kante ist das Pergament nach innen geklappt und wird durch zwei Siegel zusammengehalten. Um die beiden Siegel die Unterschriften von F. Jacob und Frances Jones. Auf der Rückseite finden sich die Namen von Mr. Francis Jones und Miss. Frances Jacob, weiters John Buxton und Geo[rge] Schulz. Diese Namen von einer gezeichneten Klammer umfasst. Rechts der Klammer findest sich der Satz: Lease for a Year in Trust. Darüber findet sich ein weiterer Schriftzug: Sealed & Delivered in the Presence of John Lee und einem unleserlichen weiteren Namen. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Manuskripte, Juridica u. Staatswissenschaften

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        An Essay on the Sublime: Translated from the Greek of Dionysius Longinus; With Notes and Observations, And an Account of the Life, Writings, and Character of the Author by William Smith.

      No publisher, London 1756 - First edition of this translation. Full contemporary calf, xxiv, 148, 4pp. Gilt lettering on spine a bit dull o/w a near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorie della gran contessa Matilda restituita alla patria lucchese... Seconda edizione con Note Critiche, e con l'aggiunta di molti documenti appartenenti a Matilda, ed alla si Lei Casa da Gian-Domenico Mansi.

      Vincenzo Giuntini, 1756. Cm. 22,5, pp. (24) 469 (ma 472); 347 (1). Antiporta figurata e varie incisioni nel testo. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti, dorso liscio con titoli in oro su tassello. Tagli colorati. Qualche leggera brunitura, ma esemplare assi genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Seconda edizione, di molto aumentata rispetto all'originale del 1642. Cfr. Gamba (1925): "In quest'ottima ristampa il dotto editore, Monsignor Mansi, oltre a note critiche, aggiunse molti documenti appartenenti a Matilda ed alla di lei casa, per la maggior parte tratti dagli Archivii Lucchesi. Il ritratto posto in fronte è tolto da uno che Donnizione espresse in fine d'un Codice alla Contessa presentato...".

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        Memoires, sur la Nature Sensible et Irritable, des Parties du Corps Animal�.

      Lausanne:: Marc-Michel Bousquet (part 1); Sigismond d�Arnay (parts 2, 3, 4), 1756-1760.. Four volumes in two. 12mo. x, 399; [vi], 500; [ii], 512, [4], xxiv, 232 pp. Engraved frontis., titles printed in red and black, small title vignettes, tailpieces, 2 engraved folding plate (Vols. I facing p. 432; III facing p.322); couple of small marginal tears, tiny puncture affecting several leaves in Vol. II. Old tan boards re-backed with brown library cloth, original calf corners; corner calf a remnant, extremities showing, joints starting. Very good. Bookplates of Columbia University. Very good. Rare. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, translated by Samuel Auguste Tissot. Swiss scientist Albrecht von Haller, one of the greatest and most influential medical-biologists of the 18th century, has been called the �father of experimental physiology.� He notably �distinguished between nerve impulse (sensibility) and muscular contraction (irritability).� � Garrison and Morton 587. Contents: [vol. I] Expos� analytique des r�sultats des exp�riences �; Sur les parties irritables lu� 6. de mai 1752; Sur les parties irritables � Expos� synth�tique des faits �; Sur l�insensibilit� �; Sur l�insens. De la dure m�re; Exp. Qui servent � la digression sur le mouvement du cerveau analogue � la respiration; Exp. Sur �insens.; Sur le sentiment de la substance m�dullaire du cerveau; Sur l�insensibilit� des grandes membranes; Sur la sentiment des visc�res; Liaison de la sensibilit� � l�irritabilit�; Du mouvement de l�iris; Sur l�irritabilit� des vaisseaux du corps anim�; Sur la v�sicule du fiel; Sur la vessie & l�uret�re; Sur l�ut�rus; Sur l�estomac & l��sophage; Sur les intestins; Sur le mouvement du C�ur; Exp�riences qui ne r�ussirent point; Exp. qui ne prouvent rien [vol. II] Exp�riences de M. Zinn; Exp�riences de M. Zimmermann; Exp�riences de M. George Christian Oeder; Exp. de Mr. Castell; Exp. de M. Walstorf; Exp. de M. Heuermann; M�moire de M. Muhlmann sur les suites de blessures des tendons & du p�rioste; Premi�re Lettre du R.P. Urbain; M�moire de M. Broklesby; Lettre de M. Cesareo Pozzi. Exp. de M. Graziani sur l�insensibilit� des tendons; Troisi�me lettre du P. Tossetti � M. Valdambrini; Pr�face du P.J. Vincent Petrini au recueil de Rome; Exp. de M. Berdot �; Lettres de M. Housset; Quatri�me lettre du P. Tosetti; [vol. III] Lettre de Mr. Antoine Caldani � [to] Haller; Dissertation Epistolaire de Mr. L�Abb� Felice Fontana; Remarques sur l�insensibilit� de quelques parties �tablie par la pratique, par Mr. Bordenave; Troisi�me Section � de Mr. Jean Fran�ois Cigna; Lettre de Mr. J.B. Verna � a Mr. Haller; Exp�riences de Mr. Achille Mieg; Quatre Observations sur l�insensibilit� des tendons, par Tissot; Sur l�insensibilit� et l�irritabilit� de Mr. Haller, Seconde lettre de Mr. Marc. Antoine Caldani; Lettre de Mr. Jean Bianchi; Lettre de M. J. Baptiste Moretti, a m. de Haller. [vol. IV] Exp�riences nouvelles sur diff�rents animaux vivans; R�ponse g�n�rale aux objections qu�on a faites contre I �insensibilit� de plusieurs parties du corps anim�; R�ponse � la Critique de M. Whytt; R�ponse a la lettre de Mr. Lamure. � �Francis Glisson (1672) introduced the idea of irritability in the second half of the 17th century, but it was mainly in the 18th century that it found such extraordinary success in the medical sciences, particularly thanks to Albrecht von Haller, who made it the central explanatory concept of his physiology (Haller, 1751, 1756-60). The idea of irritability indicates a property that permits the different parts of the living body to react independently from the conscious mind, the central nervous system, and the whole of the organism. Vital forces, notably the capacity to respond to stimulation, are, so to speak, �decentered,� even to the point that they become the characteristic property of the structural element of the body, the elementary fiber. Living, flexible, tensile, elastic, and above all irritable fibers are the seat and the cause of all reactions to exterior stimuli that produce expressions, emotions, and different vital phenomena. According to Haller, �fiber for the physiologist is like the line for the geometrician,� the measure allowing the whole of sensible objects to be built.� � Tom Cochrane, Bernardino Fantini, Klaus R. Scherer, The Emotional Power of Music: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Musical Arousal, Expression, and Social Control. Oxford University Press, (2013), p. 259. � �According to Tissot, Haller found irritability by getting rid of the �rubbish of a mass of imaginary systems.� On the basis of over five hundred experiments (generally vivisections), many cited in the Dissertation on the Sensible and Irritable Parts of Animals, translated by Tissot, Haller established that muscles contract when a stimulus is applied directly to them. He also showed that a stimulus applied to a nerve does not affect the nerve itself, but produces the contraction of the muscle connected to it. Irritability was therefore attributed to muscles, sensibility to nerves.� � Lorraine Daston, Fernando Vidal (eds.), The Moral Authority of Nature, University of Chicago Press, 2010, page 256. � �Haller was a pioneering figure in the early days of neurophysiological research, being not only influential for establishing animal experimentation as a viable method to gain knowledge about (human) neurological functions. He also tackled the question of sensibility as the most fundamental property of living bodies, which came to influence our conception of bodily feeling.� �See Stephanie Eichberg, �Constituting the human via the animal in eighteenth century experimental neurophysiology: Albrecht von Haller�s sensibility trials,� in: Medizinhistorisches Journal, 44, (2009), pp. 274-295. REFERENCES: Garrison and Morton 587 [1752 first Latin ed.]; Michael J. O�dowd & Elliot E. Philipp, The History of Obstetrics and Gynecology, p. 256. Not in Heirs of Hippocrates; not in Waller. See also: Palmira Fontes Da Costa, �Albrecht von Haller and the Debate on the Existence of Human Hermaphrodites,� Portuguese Journal of Philosophy, 01/2010; vol. 41, 354, 811. WorldCat: UCLA; UCB; Bakken Library; University of Wisconsin; Northwestern University, Medical Library; University of Chicago Library; University of Michigan; Oberlin College Library; Duke University Libraries; University of Rochester Medical Center; Academy of Natural Science; Cornell University Library; Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; University of Pennsylvania Libraries; McGill University Library; Universit� de Montr�al; Harvard University, Countway Library; Yale University; University of Edinburgh; University of Cambridge; University of Glasgow; Wellcome Library; The British Library.

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        A journal of eight days journey from Portsmouth to Kingston upon Thames; through Southampton, Wiltshire, &c. with miscellaneous thoughts, Moral and Religious; In A Series Of Sixty-Four Letters: Addressed to two Ladies of the Partie. To which is added, An Essay On Tea, Considered as pernicious to Health, obstructing Industry, and impoverishing the Nation: With an Account of its Growth, and great Consumption in these Kingdoms. With Several Political Reflections; And Thoughts ON Public Love. In Twenty-Five Letters to the same Ladies. By a gentleman of the partie

      London: Printed by H. Woodfall, 1756. First Edition. Quarter-bound Leather. Very Good +. First Edition. 4to; [6], 201, [5], 203-361, [1]pp, with an engraved frontispiece and an engraved plate opposite the divisional title to the Essay on Tea, both by Thomas Major after Samuel Wale. Modern quarter-calf over plain paper-covered boards, the flat spine in six compartments between decorative gilt bands, with a red morocco gilt lettering piece to the second compartment; all edges stained red, end papers renewed. Title page and preliminaries lightly foxed, but the contents otherwise clean and bright, the binding tight and firm. A splendid, wide-margined copy offered at an attractive price. ESTC Citation No. T127188. Gibson's Library, p. 144. Hanway was both a widely traveled merchant, with connections to the Russia Company, and a philanthropist, whose causes included foundlings, prostitutes and the climbing apprentices of chimney sweeps. His mother's death, in 1755, prompted him to return to Portsmouth where she was buried, the brief trip that served as inspiration for this, his second book, to which he appended An Essay on Tea. In the book's main part, Hanway describes many of the places he visited (including Salisbury, with its great cathedral, and Stonehenge), with digressions on tombstones, sacred music and oratorios, divine poetry, temperance, lap-dogs, false grief, the ruling passion of women, and much else. His Essay on Tea indicts the beverage for causing everything from insomnia, weak nerves, and scurvy to bad teeth, and proposes 'Herbs of our own growth in lieu of tea.' Both works, but especially the latter, led to a literary skirmish with Oliver Goldsmith, Samuel Johnson, and other ardent tea-drinkers. Regarding A journal of eight days journey from Portsmouth to Kingston upon Thames, Johnson claimed that Hanway had ‘acquired some reputation by traveling abroad, but lost it all by traveling at home'. And though Hanway was largely right about the adulterated beverage that passed for tea in the mid-eighteenth century, Johnson lambasted Hanway's views in both the Literary Magazine and the Idler, where Hanway appears as Dick Wormwood, a man whose sole delight is to find everything wrong.

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        Memoires, sur la Nature Sensible et Irritable, des Parties du Corps Animal�.

      Lausanne: Marc-Michel Bousquet (part 1); Sigismond d�Arnay (parts 2, 3, 4), 1756-1760. Lausanne:: Marc-Michel Bousquet (part 1); Sigismond d�Arnay (parts 2, 3, 4), 1756-1760.. Four volumes in two. 12mo. x, 399; [vi], 500; [ii], 512, [4], xxiv, 232 pp. Engraved frontis., titles printed in red and black, small title vignettes, tailpieces, 2 engraved folding plate (Vols. I facing p. 432; III facing p.322); couple of small marginal tears, tiny puncture affecting several leaves in Vol. II. Old tan boards re-backed with brown library cloth, original calf corners; corner calf a remnant, extremities showing, joints starting. Very good. Bookplates of Columbia University. Very good. Rare. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, translated by Samuel Auguste Tissot. Swiss scientist Albrecht von Haller, one of the greatest and most influential medical-biologists of the 18th century, has been called the �father of experimental physiology.� He notably �distinguished between nerve impulse (sensibility) and muscular contraction (irritability).� � Garrison and Morton 587. Contents: [vol. I] Expos� analytique des r�sultats des exp�riences �; Sur les parties irritables lu� 6. de mai 1752; Sur les parties irritables � Expos� synth�tique des faits �; Sur l�insensibilit� �; Sur l�insens. De la dure m�re; Exp. Qui servent � la digression sur le mouvement du cerveau analogue � la respiration; Exp. Sur �insens.; Sur le sentiment de la substance m�dullaire du cerveau; Sur l�insensibilit� des grandes membranes; Sur la sentiment des visc�res; Liaison de la sensibilit� � l�irritabilit�; Du mouvement de l�iris; Sur l�irritabilit� des vaisseaux du corps anim�; Sur la v�sicule du fiel; Sur la vessie & l�uret�re; Sur l�ut�rus; Sur l�estomac & l��sophage; Sur les intestins; Sur le mouvement du C�ur; Exp�riences qui ne r�ussirent point; Exp. qui ne prouvent rien [vol. II] Exp�riences de M. Zinn; Exp�riences de M. Zimmermann; Exp�riences de M. George Christian Oeder; Exp. de Mr. Castell; Exp. de M. Walstorf; Exp. de M. Heuermann; M�moire de M. Muhlmann sur les suites de blessures des tendons & du p�rioste; Premi�re Lettre du R.P. Urbain; M�moire de M. Broklesby; Lettre de M. Cesareo Pozzi. Exp. de M. Graziani sur l�insensibilit� des tendons; Troisi�me lettre du P. Tossetti � M. Valdambrini; Pr�face du P.J. Vincent Petrini au recueil de Rome; Exp. de M. Berdot �; Lettres de M. Housset; Quatri�me lettre du P. Tosetti; [vol. III] Lettre de Mr. Antoine Caldani � [to] Haller; Dissertation Epistolaire de Mr. L�Abb� Felice Fontana; Remarques sur l�insensibilit� de quelques parties �tablie par la pratique, par Mr. Bordenave; Troisi�me Section � de Mr. Jean Fran�ois Cigna; Lettre de Mr. J.B. Verna � a Mr. Haller; Exp�riences de Mr. Achille Mieg; Quatre Observations sur l�insensibilit� des tendons, par Tissot; Sur l�insensibilit� et l�irritabilit� de Mr. Haller, Seconde lettre de Mr. Marc. Antoine Caldani; Lettre de Mr. Jean Bianchi; Lettre de M. J. Baptiste Moretti, a m. de Haller. [vol. IV] Exp�riences nouvelles sur diff�rents animaux vivans; R�ponse g�n�rale aux objections qu�on a faites contre I �insensibilit� de plusieurs parties du corps anim�; R�ponse � la Critique de M. Whytt; R�ponse a la lettre de Mr. Lamure. � �Francis Glisson (1672) introduced the idea of irritability in the second half of the 17th century, but it was mainly in the 18th century that it found such extraordinary success in the medical sciences, particularly thanks to Albrecht von Haller, who made it the central explanatory concept of his physiology (Haller, 1751, 1756-60). The idea of irritability indicates a property that permits the different parts of the living body to react independently from the conscious mind, the central nervous system, and the whole of the organism. Vital forces, notably the capacity to respond to stimulation, are, so to speak, �decentered,� even to the point that they become the characteristic property of the structural element of the body, the elementary fiber. Living, flexible, tensile, elastic, and above all irritable fibers are the seat and the cause of all reactions to exterior stimuli that produce expressions, emotions, and different vital phenomena. According to Haller, �fiber for the physiologist is like the line for the geometrician,� the measure allowing the whole of sensible objects to be built.� � Tom Cochrane, Bernardino Fantini, Klaus R. Scherer, The Emotional Power of Music: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Musical Arousal, Expression, and Social Control. Oxford University Press, (2013), p. 259. � �According to Tissot, Haller found irritability by getting rid of the �rubbish of a mass of imaginary systems.� On the basis of over five hundred experiments (generally vivisections), many cited in the Dissertation on the Sensible and Irritable Parts of Animals, translated by Tissot, Haller established that muscles contract when a stimulus is applied directly to them. He also showed that a stimulus applied to a nerve does not affect the nerve itself, but produces the contraction of the muscle connected to it. Irritability was therefore attributed to muscles, sensibility to nerves.� � Lorraine Daston, Fernando Vidal (eds.), The Moral Authority of Nature, University of Chicago Press, 2010, page 256. � �Haller was a pioneering figure in the early days of neurophysiological research, being not only influential for establishing animal experimentation as a viable method to gain knowledge about (human) neurological functions. He also tackled the question of sensibility as the most fundamental property of living bodies, which came to influence our conception of bodily feeling.� �See Stephanie Eichberg, �Constituting the human via the animal in eighteenth century experimental neurophysiology: Albrecht von Haller�s sensibility trials,� in: Medizinhistorisches Journal, 44, (2009), pp. 274-295. REFERENCES: Garrison and Morton 587 [1752 first Latin ed.]; Michael J. O�dowd & Elliot E. Philipp, The History of Obstetrics and Gynecology, p. 256. Not in Heirs of Hippocrates; not in Waller. See also: Palmira Fontes Da Costa, �Albrecht von Haller and the Debate on the Existence of Human Hermaphrodites,� Portuguese Journal of Philosophy, 01/2010; vol. 41, 354, 811. WorldCat: UCLA; UCB; Bakken Library; University of Wisconsin; Northwestern University, Medical Library; University of Chicago Library; University of Michigan; Oberlin College Library; Duke University Libraries; University of Rochester Medical Center; Academy of Natural Science; Cornell University Library; Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; University of Pennsylvania Libraries; McGill University Library; Universit� de Montr�al; Harvard University, Countway Library; Yale University; University of Edinburgh; University of Cambridge; University of Glasgow; Wellcome Library; The British Library.

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        Deux Memoires sur le Mouvement du Sang

      Laussane, Chez Marc-Mic. Bosquet, MDCCLVI [1756]. Hard Cover. viii, 343 p., front.; 17.5 cm. An English translation was published in 1988 in The Classics of Cardiology series. "Haller was one of the most imposing figures in the whole of medicine...As a physiologist he was the greatest of his time" (G.-M. 585 regarding another title). Waller 3997; Blake p. 195. Bound in contemporary full leather. Good+, binding worn, label missing. Stock#NS0194.

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        Print series from: Verzameling van verschillende gekleede mans- en vrouwen-standen, ter oefening van jonge schilders en liefhebbers, naar 't leven geteekend]. [Rotterdam, J. Immerzeel, 1818 (engraved ca. 1790)]. 4to or cut down folio. A series of 32 (of 33) numbered full-page aquatint and stipple-engraved prints. Lacking plate 5, which has been replaced by an aquatint of a woman cleaning fish by Hermanus Fock. With 2 extra prints loosely inserted: colour-printed versions (inked a la poupée) of plates 20 and 25. Mid-19th-century half maroon sheepskin.

      - Cat. Kunsthist. Bibl. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam II, p. 777; Colas 2311; Landwehr, Colour plates 389; Lipperheide Gb 46 note. An aquatint and stipple-engraved print series of costumes and professions. They were drawn by Perkois (1756-1804) and Prins (1757-1806) ca. 1790 and engraved by Sallieth (1749-1791) as models for young artists to follow. The 1818 publication indicates that they had previously been issued individually but never before collected for publication in book form. The two loosely inserted prints have the exposed skin of the faces, necks, arms and hands printed in a soft shade of red with the rest in black, inked a la poupée. With a tear in one plate, not affecting the image (repaired with tape), 3 plates foxed and a few others with minor foxing, but still in very good condition.

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        Projet des embellissemens de la Ville et Faubourgs de Paris.

      Duchesne, Paris 1756 - Un volume in-12 (17 cm x 10,5 cm) XIV-(Avertissement, Préface, Discours préliminaire, Plan de l'ouvrage)-225-224-192 pp. Trois parties en un volume. Le livre est imprimé au recto des pages, laissant le verso vierge pour recueillir les observations. Veau fauve marbré de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs, caissons décorés. Tranches rouges. Petit manque en haut du dos et à la coiffe supérieure, coins légèrement émoussés. Pour plus de détails sur cet ouvrage, consultez notre blog Paris-Libris et pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Print series from: Verzameling van verschillende gekleede mans- en vrouwen-standen, ter oefening van jonge schilders en liefhebbers, naar 't leven geteekend]. [Rotterdam, J. Immerzeel, 1818 (engraved ca. 1790)]. 4to or cut down folio. A series of 32 (of 33) numbered full-page aquatint and stipple-engraved prints. Lacking plate 5, which has been replaced by an aquatint of a woman cleaning fish by Hermanus Fock. With 2 extra prints loosely inserted: colour-printed versions (inked a la poupée) of plates 20 and 25. Mid-19th-century half maroon sheepskin.

      Cat. Kunsthist. Bibl. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam II, p. 777; Colas 2311; Landwehr, Colour plates 389; Lipperheide Gb 46 note. An aquatint and stipple-engraved print series of costumes and professions. They were drawn by Perkois (1756-1804) and Prins (1757-1806) ca. 1790 and engraved by Sallieth (1749-1791) as models for young artists to follow. The 1818 publication indicates that they had previously been issued individually but never before collected for publication in book form. The two loosely inserted prints have the exposed skin of the faces, necks, arms and hands printed in a soft shade of red with the rest in black, inked a la poupée . With a tear in one plate, not affecting the image (repaired with tape), 3 plates foxed and a few others with minor foxing, but still in very good condition.

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        Neu-Eröffnetes Magazin, bestehend In einer Versammlung allerhand raren Künsten und besonderen Wissenschafften durch welche sich Alle Arten der Künstler sehr grossen Nutzen schaffen können, Aus denen Biß anhero geheim-gehaltenen Manuscriptis mit besonderen Fleiß zusamm getragen und in 2. Theil abgefasset. Erster und zweyter Theil.

      Bamberg, M. Göbhardt, 1756. - 2 Bde. 10 n.n. + 739 + 57, 657 + 75 S. Priv. Pp. der Zeit. EA. Mit einem Frontispiz in Band 1. Vgl. Hoover Collection: no. 289. - St. a.T., stockfleckig, ebd. stärker berieben, Gbrsp. Bd. 2: es fehlen die Seiten 460 bis 482 (hier unfachmännisch Papierstreifen eingeklebt; es fehlen einige Geheimtintenrezepte). - Beinhaltet Kapitel zu Rezepten von Leimen für Gläser, Reinigen des Goldes, Silberprobe, Goldprobe, Scheidgold, Cementiren, Gold- und Silberarbeiten, Farben für Goldarbeiten, Reinigen von Goldarbeiten, Metall- und Juwelierarbeiten im weitesten Sinne, Perlen, Glasflüsse, Spiegel, Abgußarbeiten, Kuriositäten zu gestalten z. B. Wettergläser, Dünger, Wasserkünsten, unverbrennliche Lichter, Camera obscura (Abbildungen), Wachs und Salpeter, Unverweßlichkeit, Regeneration der Thiere, Distillir-Kunst der Vegetabilien, Lackfirnissen, Holzbeizen, Malerfarben, Rottönen, Zinnober, Gelbtöne, Grüntöne, Bleiweiß, Schwarztöne, Schattierungen und Mixturen, Miniaturmalerei, Vergolden, Ölfarben, künstliche Figuren zu gießen u.a. in Holz, Horn- und Elfenbeinarbeiten, Kitte und Leime, Korallenarbeiten, Tinten, falsche Tinten, Buntpapiere (mit einigen Abbildungen dazu), Radierungen, sogenannte "Marmor-Künste", Gips-Arbeiten, Textilarbeiten, Pergament, Siegel etc. - Selten.

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        Versuche zu sehen. Erster Theil - Zweiter Theil.

      2 Bände. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen die beiden Rückenschilder von Band 2 fehlen (da sich die Rückenschildprägung auf den Rücken durchgeprägt hat, ist der Rückentitel aber noch lesbar) das marmorierte Bezugspapier der Deckel stärker beschabt bzw. abgegriffen Lederecken mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen hinterer Deckel von Band 1 am Fuß mit kleiner Lederbezugsfehlstelle durch Wurmfraß Vorderdeckel von Band 2 mit 2 kleinen Tintenflecken Vorsätze leimschattig und stockfleckig Vordervorsatz beider Bände mit 2 Eckausschnitten (entfernte Beitzvermerke) hinterer Innendeckelbezug (Spiegel) und hinterer Vorsatz von Band 2 mit winziger Fehlstelle (Wurmfraß) in der oberen Ecke Textseiten teils gering stockfleckig und manchmal leicht fingerfleckig letzte Blätter von Band 2 mit winziger Knickspur in der oberen Ecke jeweils 2 Vorbesitzerstempel auf dem Titel. Vor allem vor dem Hintergrund der Auswüchse ("Schreckensherrschaft") der Französischen Revolution zu sehende historisch-politisch-philosophische Erörterungen - keine reaktionäre Polemik, sondern eher vernunftbetonte Kritik im Sinne der Spätaufklärung. Jonas Ludwig von Hess (1756-1823) dt. Arzt, Schriftsteller, Topograph, Journalist, Philosoph und Politiker. Holzmann-Boh. IV, 9739.

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        Mémoires pour servir a l'histoire d'Espagne sous le regne de Philippe V EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Amsterdam: Chez Zacharie Chatelain, 1756. Fine. Chez Zacharie Chatelain, à Amsterdam 1756, In-12 (9,5x17cm), xxxiv, 405pp. (1) et (4) 485pp. et (4) 495pp. et (4) 437pp. (1), 4 volumes reliés. - First edition of the French translation. It is illustrated by two folding maps (one from Spain and Sicily) and a portrait frontispiece by Van Loo and engraved by Aubert. Binders full mottled calf contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title in red morocco, and volume number to the wax. head of torn rotator Volume III. Friction. A blunt corner. Slashed with the lower joint missing head of Volume I. Good copy overall. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française. Elle est illustrée de 2 cartes dépliantes (une de l'Espagne et une de la Sicile) et d'un portrait au frontispice d'après Van Loo et gravé par Aubert. Reliures en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison à la cire. Coiffe de tête du tome III arrachée. Frottements. Un coin émoussé. Accrocs avec manques au mors inférieur en tête du tome I. Bon exemplaire dans l'ensemble. Histoire du règne de Philippe V et de la guerre de succession d'Espagne, depuis l'année 1699 à 1725, suivie des pièces justificatives, notamment la renonciation de Philippe V à la couronne de France. Philippe de France, petit fils de Louis XIV, nait à Versailles, et montera sur le trône d'Espagne à l'âge de 17 ans, par le jeu des successions, ce sera le règne monarchique le plus long de l'histoire espagnole, 45 ans. Un Bourbon succédait donc à un Habsbourg sur le trône d'Espagne, il en résulta un conflit européen et une guerre civile. Ex libris : Bibliothèque de Belay.

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