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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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        Experiences et Observations sur L'Electricite Faites a Philadelphie en Amerique

      Paris: Durand, 1756. Second. hardcover. very good(+). 1 copper- engraved folding plate. 2 volumes, 2pp + 28pp advertisement + 90 page "Histoire Abregee de l'Electricite" and a 12 pp preface . 245 + 350 pages (inluding index). 12mo, contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines with red leather labels, corners rubbed. Paris: Durand, 1756. Second French edition. Franklin's major scientific work, considered "the most important scientific book of eighteenth-century America" (PMM 199). Very good (+). First published in London, 1751, here translated by M. D'Alibard. with a 12 page preface and 90 page history of electricity by the translators who themselves duplicated his experiments. Includes Franklin's theories of "electrical matter" and his identification of lightning with electricity, as well as the use of metal rods as conductors to disarm an electrically charged cloud. The experiments detailed herein were performed for the king of France after publication of this volume, and in two supplemental volumes (1753, 1754). t.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized By the Names of the writers in Whose Works They are Found (2 volumes)

      London: Printed for J. Knapton et al., 1756. octavo in 4s. Two volume set of the Second Edition. First octavo edition. In this edition, the quotations are omitted, definitions contracted, and many words left out. There are two issues: after publication it was realized that the words "by the author" on the title page were left out. Consequently, the words were added late in the printing and make this variant rare and desirable. [See ESTC N54790]. This edition was sold as the "Everyman's Dictionary" and printed in an edition of 5,000 copies (as was the first folio edition). The lexicon text is in double column. The preface in this edition is remarkable both in its appeal to those he addresses as "the common reader". It might be well assumed that the author could only do this in a society where those outside the aristocratic tradition were accepting of what in our world would be an offensive put down. It was not entirely superseded until the Oxford English Dictionary was completed in 1926. Bound in contemporary full gilt-ruled calf, in very good condition with minor restoration to spine ends. The title page of Volume I has a small hole between "The" and "English" where the name of the original owner "Adair" had been excised. (it is still in place in volume I). Damp staining on endpapers and head of title page of Volume I and a small cut out on endpaper (name?). A very good set with no other major defects.

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        A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals ... abstracted from the folio edition ... to which is prefixed a grammar of the English language

      London: J. Knapton [et al.], 1756. First octavo and first abridged edition, the title pages in this set exhibiting the variant with "by the author" (see Fleeman, p. 487, Notes); 2 volumes, unpaged; [*]2 a-c4 d3 B-3Y4 3Z2; [*] 4A2 4B-6Y4 6Z2; lexicon text in double column; contemporary full gilt-ruled calf, gilt-lettered spine in 6 compartments; edges quite scuffed and worn, small losses to spine ends, lacking all endpapers except Vol. II front free endpaper; contemporary bookplates and manuscript inscriptions on front pastedowns and Vol. II free endpaper; tears to 4O and 6P2 affecting text without loss of meaning; good and sound. "For this edition, Johnson added a new Preface and was probably responsible for most if not all of the alterations throughout ... Johnson's preface is interesting in its contrast to the Preface of the folio edition, particularly in its direct appeal to the common reader. Far from a rumination upon the transitoriness of language, the difficulties of the lexicographer, and the vanity of human wishes, the preface to the octavo edition is a marketing ploy, an attempt to assure those who had been frightened off by the folio volumes that this simplified version would fit their more basic needs ... The octavo abridgement sold very well, if not as well as the ever-persistent Bailey octavo. The 5,000 copies recorded as printed by Strahan in December 1755 were presumably sold off in the next four years, so that a new edition of the abridgement was published in 1760, again in a run of 5,000 copies" (Reddick, The Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773, pp. 86-87). Alston V, 192; Chapman & Hazen, p. 138; Courtney & Smith, p. 62; Fleeman 56.4D/1.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      ondon- J. Knapton et al, 1756 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first octavo and abridged edition of Johnson's Dictionary. With the variant 'By the Author' to volume I. This was originally omitted and added late in the printing (ESTC)Abstracted from the Folio Edition. Complete in two volumes. 'In which the words are deduced from their originals, explained in their different meanings, and authorised by the names of the writes in whose works they are found, to which is prefixed, a grammar of the English Language. 'Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer, poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson's Dictionary was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later. First printed in folio in 1755, the dictionary was reissued in the popular octavo edition in 1756. From the beginning there was a great appreciation for the work, and it was reviewed postively. Despite being critically well recieved, it did little to improve Johnson's financial situation at the time. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, a trifle rubbed with bumping to extremities. Spines repaired. Ink signatures to front free-endpapers. Endpapers repaired. Ink inscription to rearpastedown of volume I. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright withmarginal age toning andoccasional spots. Heavier spotting to first and last few pages with ink signature totitle page of volume II. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Le peuple instruit ; ou Les Alliances dans lesquelles les Ministres de la G EDITION ORIGINALE

      s.l.: S.n., 1756. Fine. S.n., s.l. 1756, (2) xxiv, 212pp., relié. - original, unusual Edition. Binding half morocco modern cherry. confusing pastiche of Restoration binding. Back with false nerves decorated with five boards cold irons gilded nets; roulette tail and head. Very nice copy. Important document for the history of Canada and the United States, the book begins by questioning the causes of conflict between Britain and France on the Ohio territory. Indeed, in 1756, the beginning of the war of 7 years, or Indian War, war of conquest as a legitimate occupation of the territories; this war would spread to Virginia and New Scotland to the entire lakes region in Canada, some Indians fought alongside the English, other than those of French. Shebbeare back on English defeats, the wrong policy and these General in Canada, the intervention of the American militia and Washington. The author roundly accuses the British government (Kings and ministers) to have failed in protecting the British colonies in America and predicted the ruin of England, citing examples envy of bad policy in Canada . In addition to this charge, the author examines the situation of England in Europe, the treaty with Russia, the difficulties with the House of Hanover and France and again accuses his country to be scuttled by disastrous political decisions. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale, rare. Reliure en plein veau bond glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de cinq fers caissonnés. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Mors supérieur étroitement fendu en tête. Bel exemplaire, frais. Important document concernant l'histoire du Canada et des États-Unis, l'ouvrage commence par s'interroger sur les causes du conflit entre la Grande-Bretagne et la France concernant le territoire de l'Ohio. En 1756, c'est le début de la Guerre de Sept ans, ou Indian War, guerre de conquête pour une occupation légitime des territoires ; cette guerre essaimera de Virginie et de la Nouvelle-Écosse à toute la région des lacs au Canada, certains Indiens combattirent aux côtés des Anglais, d'autres avec les Français. Shebbeare revient sur les défaites anglaises, sur la mauvaise politique et les généraux présents au Canada, l'intervention de la milice américaine et Washington. L'auteur accuse le gouvernement anglais (rois et ministres) d'avoir failli dans la protection des colonies britanniques de l'Amérique et prédit la ruine de l'Angleterre, citant à l'envi des exemples de la mauvaise politique menée au Canada. Outre cette accusation, l'auteur examine la situation de l'Angleterre en Europe, le traité avec la Russie, les difficultés avec la maison de Hanovre et la France et accuse à nouveau son pays de se saborder par des décisions politiques désastreuses.  

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        Recueil de differentes choses par le Marquis de Lassay

      à Lausanne: Chez Marc Michel Bousquet, 1756. Fine. Chez Marc Michel Bousquet, à Lausanne 1756, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (10x17cm), (4) 412pp. et (4) 533pp. et (2) xj, 429pp. et (4) 491p., quatre volumes reliés. - New edition after the original 1726 published a very small print on the presses of the castle in the format 4.Plein Calf glossy marbled blond. Back tooled raised. part of title in red morocco. Broken and missing corner to the upper flat of Volume I. Caps higher partly frayed to Volumes I and II. Tail cap threadbare in Volume II. Armand de Madaillan Lesparre (May 28, 1652 - February 21, 1738) is known as one of his titles, Marquis of Lassay. ADC to the great Condé in 1672, man of letters, a friend of libertines the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, he met Madame de Maintenon at fairs held that her husband, the poet Scarron. Familiar with the princes of Condé and Conti, he went with them to Austria Vienna defend the attack of the Ottoman Empire, without the authorization of Louis XIV. l had a very troubled life: his adventures défrayèrent chronic and brought the nickname "the Don Juan of the Great Century." He gathered in his Compendium parts of its portfolio: correspondence, anecdotes and maxims. Together they form a unique and disparate compound, both book and literary history. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition après l'originale de 1726 parue à un très faible tirage sur les presses du château au format in 4. Reliures en plein veau glacé marbré blond. Dos à nerfs orné. pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coin cassé et manquant au plat supérieur du tome I. Coiffes supérieures en partie élimées aux tomes I et II. Coiffe de queue élimée au tome II. Armand de Madaillan de Lesparre (28 mai 1652 - 21 février 1738) est plus connu sous l'un de ses titres, marquis de Lassay. Aide de camp du grand Condé en 1672, Homme de lettres, ami des libertins des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, il fit connaissance de madame de Maintenon lors des salons que tenait son époux, le poète Scarron. Familier des princes de Condé et Conti, il partit avec eux en Autriche défendre Vienne de l'attaque de l'Empire Ottoman, sans l'autorisation de Louis XIV. l eut une vie fort agitée : ses aventures défrayèrent la chronique et le firent surnommer "le Don Juan du Grand Siècle". Il rassembla dans son Recueil les pièces de son portefeuille : sa correspondance, des anecdotes et des maximes. L'ensemble forme un composé unique et disparate, à la fois livre d'histoire et littéraire.

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        Histoire naturelle generale et particuliere, Avec la description du cabinet du roi

      Paris l'Imprimerie Royale 1756.. Tome sixième. 4°. VI, 344 S. Mit gest. Titelvign., 1 Textkpf. u. 57 meist gefalt. Kupfertaf. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit reicher Rückengoldpräg. Einbd. fleckig u. berieb. Ecken best. einige Bll. wasserrandig. Königliche Insignien am Tit. überzeichnet. Carter/Muir 198 - Aus der berühmten 44-bändigen Ausgabe von Buffons Hauptwerk. "Buffons 'Allgemeine und besondere Naturgeschichte' bot zum ersten Mal eine vollständige Überschau der gesamten Naturgeschichte in gemeinverständlicher Form". Der vorliegende Band beschäftigt sich mit Wildtieren, Katzen, Hasen, Rehen, Hirschen etc.

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        Catalogue des Collections de Dessins & Estampes, d'Histoire Naturelle, de coquilles et Machines de Monsieur l'Abbé de Fleury, Chanoine de l'Eglise de Paris

      Dont la Vente commencera le 4 Mars 1756. vi, 63 pp. 8vo, cont. vellum over boards, single gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, gilt wheat sheaves in five of the compartments, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: G. Martin & P.G. Simon, 1756. [bound with]: (SIREJACOB, J.A.J.). Catalogue d'une très-belle Collection d'Estampes, de Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens, Teniers, Callot & autres fameux Maîtres Italiens, François & Flamands. Assemblées depuis longues Années, & Délaissées par Monsieur J.A.J. Sirejacob, Ecuyer. Qui se Vendront…a Bruxelles, Lundi le 27. Août 1764. & jours suivans… 1 p.l., 76 pp. 8vo. Brussels: H.V. Lemincks, [1764]. [bound with]: ([LE BRUN]). Catalogue de Tableaux, Estampes, Desseins, Bronzes, Figures de marbre, Bustes & Gaînes de marbre, Procelaines d'ancien Japon, de France & de Saxe, montées en Bronze doré d'or moulu, & non montées, du Cabinet de Monsieur***; dont la vente se fera le Mardi 19 Juin 1764…& jours suivans… 21 pp. 8vo. Paris: Merifot, Fils, [1764]. [bound with]: (COLLIN DE VERMONT, Hyacinthe). Catalogue des Tableaux, Desseins, Estampes et Bosses, provenans du Cabinet de M. Hyacinthe Collin de Vermont, Peintre ordinaire du Roi, & Adjoint à Recteur de son Académie Royale de Peinture & Sculpture, dans lesquels sont compris des Tableaux, Desseins & Estampes de M. Rigaud, Peintre duRoi… 35, [1] pp. 8vo. Paris: Didot l'aîné, 1761. [bound with]: (ROBYNS, Martin). Catalogue de Tabeleaux, de Cabinet de feu Monsieur Martin Robyns; qui se Vendront publiquement en Argent de change Lundi 22. Mai 1758. & jours suivans… 24 pp. Brussels: P.J. De Grieck, [1758]. [bound with]: (COSTA, Benjamin da). Catalogue d'un Magnifique & très Renommé Cabinet de Tableaux, des plus grands Maitres Italiens, Francois & du Pais-Bas; Recueillis avec beaucoup de fraix…par Monseeur Benjamin da Costa, Lesquels seront Vendu publiquement…le Lundi 13 Août 1764. 14 pp. 8vo. The Hague: P. Gosse & D. Pinet, 1764. [bound with]: (NOAILLES, -, Maréchal de). Catalogue des Tableaux qui composent le Cabinet de feu Mr. le Marechal de Noailles. 41 pp. 8vo. Paris: Didot, 1767. [bound with]: (SYDERVELT, Antoine). Catalogue du beau & précieux Cabinet de Tableaux des principaux Maîtres Hollandois; de Desseins…d'Estampes…de divers Instrumens pour des Expériences de Phisique & d'Optique…de Medailles d'argent…de feu Monsieur Antoine Sydervelt, dont la Vente se fera le Mercredi 23. Avril 1766, & jours suivans, chez Arnoldus Dankmeyer…par Henri de Winter, Couretier. 1 p.l., 132 pp. 8vo. Amsterdam: P. Yver, [1766]. A remarkable and most attractive sammelband of eight French, Dutch, and Belgian art auction catalogues. All of them are rare. I. Jean Omer Joly de Fleury (1700-55), a member of a prominent and wealthy family, was an important collector of prints, drawings, books, scientific instruments, and natural history objects. We learn from Gabriel Martin's preface that, due to the collector's sudden death, the prints and drawings would be sold "as found" in portefeuilles and the large collection of specimens again, would be sold "as found," in the drawers. Nevertheless, the collection is quite well catalogued and we can gather an excellent idea of the contents. Dezallier d'Argenville described Joly's collection in 1755, calling it "famous." He illustrates some of the specimens. II. A fine sale of 847 lots of prints and 19 lots of books with plates. Very rare; no copy in OCLC. III. 116 lots. OCLC locates only one copy, at the BN. IV. A painter's collection of art. 443 lots including paintings, drawings, prints, and reliefs. Collin de Vermont (1693?-1761), was "a pupil of Rigaud and Jouvenet. He studied in Rome and entered the Académie in 1725. In 1727, he was one of the artists to work on decorations for the Apollo Gallery in the Louvre."-Benezit, III, p. 1244. OCLC locates only one copy, at the BN. V. 300 lots of paintings by Rubens, van Dyck, Breughel, Wouwermans, and Teniers. Very rare; no copy in OCLC. VI. Benjamin da Costa, a member of the prominent Anglo/Dutch Jewish family, formed a small but important collection of paintings. 90 lots. Very rare; no copy in OCLC. VII. Adrien Maurice, duc de Noailles (1678-1766), had a brilliant military career and served in the wars of Louis XV in Italy and Germany. He was appointed a marshal of the French Army in 1734. The duc de Noailles was also a fiscal advisor to Louis XV and unsuccessfully recommended financial prudence. This catalogue contains only 88 lots but we find paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Raphael, Carracci, Dürer, Breughel, Rembrandt, etc. OCLC locates only one copy, at the BN. VIII. One of the most important art sales in Holland of the period. 117 lots of paintings (Wouwerman, Ruysdael, and others), 172 lots of drawings, 227 lots of prints, 85 lots of illustrated books, 20 lots of instruments, 192 lots of medals, and 29 lots of "Diverses Raretés." Not in OCLC. Fine copies. ❧ I. Lugt 906. N.B.G., Vol. 26, col. 861. II. Lugt 1404. III. Lugt 1395. IV. Lugt 1181. V. Lugt 1006. VI. Lugt 1400. VII. Lugt 1654. VIII. Lugt 1528.

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        Oeuvres

      à Lyon: Chez Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1756. Fine. Chez Jean-Marie Bruyset, à Lyon 1756, in-8 (12,5x20cm), (4) vj (2) XXVIII 309pp. (3) et (4) iv, 399pp. (7) et (4) vij (1) 468pp. (4) et (4) viij (12) 346pp. (3), 4 volumes reliés. - the most comprehensive collective Edition. Binders full mottled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Frayed headdresses, very threadbare in mind. As part of Volume I in missing part. Mors of Volume II in part closely split. 10 corners bumped. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition collective la plus complète jamais parue, augmentée, mis dans un nouvel ordre et corrigée par l'auteur lui-même ainsi qu'il s'en explique dans l'Avertissement sur cette nouvelle édition. Cette édtion contient donc des oeuvres n'ayant point encore paru. Maupertuis précise qu'il s'agit d'une sélection de ses meilleures oeuvres. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Cette édition sera réimprimée en 1768 chez le même éditeur. Un portrait au frontispice peint par Tournière et gravé par Dallé représentant l'auteur dans sa tenue de voyage pour la Laponie. Une carte de l'arc du méridien au tome II. Nombreux diagrammes mathématiques dans le tome IV. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffes élimées, très élimées en tête. Pièce de titre du tome I en partie manquante. Mors du tome II en partie étroitement fendus. 10 coins émoussés. Ex libris grattés sur les contreplats. Détails des oeuvres : Tome I : Essai de cosmologie. Discours sur les différentes figures des astres. Essai de philosophie morale. Réflexions philosophiques sur l'origine des langues. Tome II : Venus physique. Systeme de la nature. Lettres. Lettre sur le progrès des sciences. Tome III : Eléments de géographie. Relation du voyage fait au cercle polaire. Relation d'un voyage au fond de la Laponie. Lettre sur la comète en 1742. Discours Académiques. Dissertation sur les différents moyens dont se sont servis les hommes pour exprimer leurs idées. Tome IV : Accord des différentes loix de la nature. Astronomie nautique. Discours sur le parallaxe de la lune. Opérations pour déterminer la figure de la terre... Illustre scientifique des Lumières françaises, et esprit divergent par rapport au discours ambiant de la science française, la sagacité de Maupertuis s'est exercée dans plusieurs domaines scientifiques : les sciences naturelles (ses hypothèses sont très proches de la sélection naturelle et du transformisme), la biologie et la génétique dont il fut un précurseur avisé, l'astronomie, avec l'adoption des principes newtoniens dont l'attraction universelle contre la théorie des tourbillons de Descartes en vigueur en France, les mathématiques, avec le principe de moindre action dont il fut l'un des premiers découvreurs, la cosmologie dont le voyage en Laponie et au pôle lui donne raison contre Cassini (la terre étant en effet plus plate aux pôles)...  

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        Experiences et Observations sur L'Electricite Faites a Philadelphie en Amerique

      Paris: Durand, 1756-01-01. Second. Hardcover. Good. 2 volume set. 2nd enlarged, French edition. Bound in contemporary mottled French calf. Spine gilt. Edges and end pages marbled. Minor shelf wear. Collated: [6], 28, xc, [12)], 245, [1], (folding plate) + [2], 349, [1] pp., (folding plate). Includes Franklin's theories on the nature of electricity and a description of his experiments. Much of the work is comprises Franklin's letters to Peter Collinson and describes the use of Leyden jars, charged clouds and lightning rods. M. D'Alibard, the translator, successfully reproduced Franklin's Philadelphia lightning experiments. "The most important scientific book of eighteenth-century America" (Printing in the Mind of Man 199). D'Alibard, the translator, repeated Franklin's Philadelphia experiments that show the nature of lightning. Refs: Dibner 57, PMM 199, Norman 830 (both citing Eng. Ed). (Note: 1st French ed. was published 1752)

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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.

      London:: A. Millar, 1756.. Quarto. 348 pp. Portrait medallion vignette on title. Original full calf; joints repaired. Fine. 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.” – 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 work on the theory of probability surpasses anything done by any other mathematician except Laplace. His principal contributions are his investigations respecting the duration of play, his theory of recurring series and his extension of the value of Bernouilli's theorem by the aid of Sterling's theorem”. – Cajori. ¶ Theodore Porter (UCLA) writes that De Moivre introduced the astronomer's law error to probability theory (p. 93). “Like most early probability mathematics, it first arose in the context of games of chance; it appeared as the limit of the binomial distribution. Because of its usefulness in combination and permutation problems, the binomial had become the heart of the doctrine of chances…. De Moivre then showed in a paper of 1733, reprinted in 1738 in the second edition of his Doctrine of Chances, that the exponential error function gave a very good approximation to the distribution of possible outcomes for problems like the result of 1,000 coin tosses Now, for the first time, it was practicable to apply probability theory to indefinitely large numbers of independent events.” ¶ REFERENCES: Babson 181 (1st ed.); Ball, A short account of the history of mathematics, pp. 383-4; BM Readex Vol. 17, p. 751; Cajori, History of Mathematics, pp. 229-30; DNB, vol. 38, p.116; Kress S.2793; Institute of Actuaries (1935) p. 39; Mansutti 504; Norman 1529 (1st ed.); Pearson, The History of Statistics in the 17th & 18th Centuries…, pp. 155-60, 165-66; Smith, Source book in mathematics, pp. 440-54; Stigler, The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900 (1986), p. 70; Todhunter, History of the theory of probability; Walker pp. 12-13; Wellcome IV, p. 149; Westergaard pp. 104-5. Not in Goldsmiths or Hanson. See: Raymond Clare Archibald, “Abraham de Moivre”; David, F.N., Games, Gods and Gambling; The origins and history of probability and statistical ideas … (1962), pp. 161-178. [PLEASE CONTACT DIRECT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION].

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        The British herbal: an history of plants and trees, natives of Britain, cultivated for use or raised for beauty

      Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton in Gray's Inn [.], London 1756 - [iv], 533, [3] pages + frontispiece and 74 of the 75 numbered plates. Lacks plate 47. Bound in old worn leather boards with a new faded spine. New end papers. Worming to the upper margins of pages 217-270, clear of text though. Plate 48 section of fore edge torn away. Scuff and marks to page 172. Pages lightly browned at the edges. ESTC T29713 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Caroli Linnaei.Regnum vegetabile juxta systema naturae in classes ordines, et genera ab eodem contitutum. Curante Xaverio Manetti.

      - Florentiae [Florence], P. C. Viviani, 1756. 8vo (19.5 x 13.0 cm). 123 pp., two large, folded plates. Contemporary quarter calf over blind boards. Spine with gilt ornaments and brown morocco label with gilt title. Edges speckled red.l This is "a botanical treatise based on the Philosophia Botanica (1751), Genera Plantarum (1737), & Systema Naturae (1748). Very rare, especially with the plates. The British Library has a copy, but without the plates. Manetti's letter accompanying his presentation copy to Linnaeus is in the collections of the Linnean Society of London" (Soulsby, p. 11). Saverio, or Xavier, Manetti (1723-1785) was an Italian naturalist perhaps best known for his grand work on birds, "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo eadornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale". He was a good friend of Linnaeus, and is regarded as the editor of this work, rather than as the writer. Boards a bit rubbed, some light spotting, otherwise a very good copy. Cat. BM(NH) pp. 1128, 1232; Soulsby, 65; Stafleu & Cowan, 5340. Not in Nissen. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Carte reduite des mers comprises entre l'Asie, l'Amerique apelees par les navigateurs Mer du Sud ou Mer Pacifique...par ordre de M. le comte Maurepas,1742. Cette carte a ete corrigee en 1756.

      Paris: Deposit des cartes, plans et journaux de la Marine, 1756. Engraved map, 572 x 852 mm, on quite thick paper; attractively coloured with background beige wash for sea areas; folding into an original boards binding, lined with some old manuscript; manuscript label on front cover. A fine and detailed map, particularly attractive in its early folder with manuscript annotations. Bellin's Pacific map was first published in 1742 and re issued in this expanded form in 1756; it confirms the strong French interest in the Pacific in the mid-18th century, at a time when the major European nations were keeping a keen eye on maritime exploration. The map notes newer discoveries on the western coasts of the Americas and New Holland, naming Dampier, Tasman and the English Pilot of 1734 as the three important sources for the latter. There is a hypothetical depiction of the eastern coastline of Australia: Bellin conflates the depiction of Quirós' New Hebrides with the eastern coastline of the Australian continent 'with such conviction that it confused several Pacific explorers, including Bougainville' (Clancy). New Guinea is here shown joined to the Australian mainland whilst the imagined northern coastline is named "Terre Du S Esprit".Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, who prepared this for publication by the Ministry of the Marine, was one of the pre-eminent geographers of pre-Revolutionary France; he is remembered for the quality of his work and prodigious output (including the impressive atlases Le Neptune Français of 1735 and the Hydrographie Français of 1756-1765). Among other achievements, he contributed to Diderot's Encyclopédie and was elected a member of the Royal Society in London. The map was commisioned by Comte de Maurepas (1701-1781), the nobleman in charge of both the Royal court and the French Navy during his extended terms as Secretary of the Royal Household (1715-1749) and Secretary of the Navy (1723-1749). Skilled in military and naval strategy, it was Maurepas who enabled the French navy to be again recognised as a maritime power. His focus on the defence of France's sprawling empire in the New World was assisted by information on British naval manoeuvres, lists of what ships were coming to North America and detailed memoirs of ship construction. Maurepas obtained this information through maintaining an intelligence service that was considered one of the most efficient in Europe. Neat repair to a fold at back of map; coloured boards slightly faded.

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        Elements of the Civil Law

      Charles Bathurst, 1756. Hard cover with a new binding, 584 pages followed by the index. New binding has black leather along the spine and at the corners over printed paper which is also used for the end papers, gilt title on the spine. The spine and "To the Reader" foreword is dated 1755 while there is a date of 1756 following the printer's notice. Stated 2nd edition. As the binding/cover is new, it has very little wear. Inside all the paper is age toned with some chipping along the page edges with stabilization and the addition of ph neutral tape on the edges of the title page. This book weighs nearly 5 pounds and will need additional postage for Priority or International shipment. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. . Second Edition. Half-Leather. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        The British herbal: an history of plants and trees, natives of Britain, cultivated for use or raised for beauty

      London: Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton in Gray's Inn [...], 1756 [iv], 533, [3] pages + frontispiece and 74 of the 75 numbered plates. Lacks plate 47. Bound in old worn leather boards with a new faded spine. New end papers. Worming to the upper margins of pages 217-270, clear of text though. Plate 48 section of fore edge torn away. Scuff and marks to page 172. Pages lightly browned at the edges. ESTC T29713. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Der Krebsartige Kiefenfuss mit kurzen und langen Schwanzklappe [AND] 13 other papers by the same author: Die Blumenpolypen der süßen Wasser beschrieben und mit den Blumenpolypen der salzigen Wasser verglichen (1755); Die Armpolypen in den süßen Wassern um Regensburg entdektet und beschrieben (1754); Die grünen Armpolypen die geschwanzten und ungeschwandzten zaktigen Wasserflöhe und eine besondere Art kleiner Wasseraale (1763); Der weichschaalige Cronen- und Käulenkäfer (1763); Verschiedene Zwiefalter und Käfer mit Hörnern (1763); Neuentdeckte Theile an Raupen und Zwehfaltern nebst der Verwandlung der Hauswurzraupe zum schönen Tagvogel mit rothen Augenspiegeln (1763); Die Mauerbiene in einer Rede beschrieben (1764); Der wunderbare und vielei

      - Regensburg, E. A. Weiss, 1756. 14 paper in one. 4to (23.1 x 18.5 cm). 768 pp., 35 finely engraved folded and mounted hand-coloured plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. The spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands, Compartments with gilt floral vignettes and brown morocco label with gilt title. Marbled paste-downs, all edges red.l A series of combined zoological, anatomical and microscopical studies, all but one in the first edition. The studies are separately based on various species, or species groups. Seven are on insects. The following is a full collation. (1). Die Krebsartige Kiefenfuss mit kurzen und langen Schwanzklappe (1756) 142 pp., seven plates; (2). Das Zwiefalter oder Afterjüngferchen (1763) [vi], 26 pp., one plate; (3) Die Blumenpolypen der süßen Wasser beschrieben und mit den Blumenpolypen der salzigen Wasser verglichen (1755) [vi], 54 pp., three plates; (4). Die Armpolypen in den süßen Wassern um Regensburg entdektet und beschrieben (1754) [iv], 84 pp., three plates; (5). Die grünen Armpolypen die geschwanzten und ungeschwandzten zaktigen Wasserflöhe und eine besondere Art kleiner Wasseraale (1763) [ii], 96 pp., three plates; (6). Der weichschaalige Cronen- und Käulenkäfer (1763) [vi], 22 pp., one plate; (7). Verschiedene Zwiefalter und Käfer mit Hörnern (1763) [ii], 40 pp., three plates; (8). Neuentdeckte Theile an Raupen und Zwehfaltern nebst der Verwandlung der Hauswurzraupe zum schönen Tagvogel mit rothen Augenspiegeln (1763) [ii], 56 pp., two plates; (9) Die Mauerbiene in einer Rede beschrieben (1764) [vi], 38 pp., five plates; (10). Der wunderbare und vieleicht in der Natur noch nie erschienene Eulenzwitter nebst der Baumraupe aus welcher derselbe entstanden und welche vor einigen Jahren an vielen Orten Sachsens überaus großen Schaden gethan hat (1761) [vi], 30 pp., one plate; (11) Die eingebildeten Wurmer in Zähnen nebst dem vermeyntlichen Hülsmittel wider dieselben (1757) [iv], 44 pp., one plate; (12) Vorläufige Beobachtungen der Schwämme um Regensburg angesteller und mit vier Kupfertafeln ausgemahlter Abbildungen erläutert (1759) [vi], 62 pp., four plates; (13) Der Sichtschwamm mit grünschleimigen Hute (1760) [xii], 36 pp., five plates; (14) Jacob Christian Schäffers erläuterte Vorschläge zur Nusbesserung und Förderung der Naturwissenschaft. Zweyte Auflage (1764) [iv], 38 pp. The last paper is the only one without illustrations although all have nicely engraved headpieces. The text page numbering in the first part jumps from 42 to 49 without loss, and from 126 to 127 (thus the numbers 127-136 are used twice). Boards rubbed, internally very clean. Nissen ZBI, 3631. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ragguaglio storico di tutto l'occorso, giorno per giorno, nel sacco di Roma dell' anno MDXXVII, scritto da Jacopo Buonaparte, gentiluomo Samminiatese, che vi si trovo presente, trascritto dall' autografo di esso ed ora per la prima volta dato in luce. Appendice storica alla prefazione del libro stampato in Colonia l'anno 1756, col seguente titolo : Ragguaglio storico.

      In Colonia (Lucques ?) 1756 - In-8 (215 x 151 mm) de (6)-138-(1) pp. demi-maroquin vert à coins, aigle impériale dorée au coin supérieur gauche du premier plat, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, non rogné (Vermorel). Edition originale. Le texte est précédé d'un avis au lecteur dans lequel l'auteur anonyme écrit que le manuscrit se trouvait dans la famille Bonaparte à San Miniato. Ce texte, publié sous le nom de Jacopo Buonaparte est en fait attribué par Quérard et Olschki à Luigi Guicciardini, frère de Francesco : « Cette narration a été condamnée par des bibliographes comme un plagiat de l'ouvrage de Luigi Guicciardini (1664) ; d'autres en ont loué l'esprit impartial et l'ont déclarée originale. En comparant les deux textes on relève, outre que dans le style, une remarquable diversité dans l'exposé des faits, surtout dans la première partie : on doit toutefois reconnaitre qu'il y a plusieurs passages à peu près identiques ». Provenance Prince Roland Bonaparte (ex-libris). Quérard, Les Supercheries littéraires dévoilées, p. 590 ; Olschki, 16576. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Life and Acts of the Most Famous and Valiant Champion Sir William Wallace, Knight of Ellerslie; Maintainer of the Liberty of Scotland.

      Archibald McLean, Glasgow 1756 - 12mo. xvi, 295 pages. Bound in full contemporary calf; text uniformly age toned. A very good, handsome copy. Sir William Wallace (c. 1270 - August 23, 1305) was a Scott's Knight who led his countrymen in resistance to English domination in the reign of King Edward I, during historic periods of the Wars of Scottish Independence. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte reduite des mers comprises entre l'Asie, l'Amerique apelees par les navigateurs Mer du Sud ou Mer Pacifique...par ordre de M. le comte Maurepas,1742. Cette carte a ete corrigee en 1756

      Paris: Deposit des cartes, plans et journaux de la Marine, 1756. Neat repair to a fold at back of map; coloured boards slightly faded.. Engraved map, 572 x 852 mm, on quite thick paper; attractively coloured with background beige wash for sea areas; folding into an original boards binding, lined with some old manuscript; manuscript label on front cover. A fine and detailed map, particularly attractive in its early folder with manuscript annotations. Bellin's Pacific map was first published in 1742 and re issued in this expanded form in 1756; it confirms the strong French interest in the Pacific in the mid-18th century, at a time when the major European nations were keeping a keen eye on maritime exploration. The map notes newer discoveries on the western coasts of the Americas and New Holland, naming Dampier, Tasman and the English Pilot of 1734 as the three important sources for the latter. There is a hypothetical depiction of the eastern coastline of Australia: Bellin conflates the depiction of Quirós' New Hebrides with the eastern coastline of the Australian continent 'with such conviction that it confused several Pacific explorers, including Bougainville' (Clancy). New Guinea is here shown joined to the Australian mainland whilst the imagined northern coastline is named "Terre Du S Esprit".Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, who prepared this for publication by the Ministry of the Marine, was one of the pre-eminent geographers of pre-Revolutionary France; he is remembered for the quality of his work and prodigious output (including the impressive atlases Le Neptune Français of 1735 and the Hydrographie Français of 1756-1765). Among other achievements, he contributed to Diderot's Encyclopédie and was elected a member of the Royal Society in London. The map was commisioned by Comte de Maurepas (1701-1781), the nobleman in charge of both the Royal court and the French Navy during his extended terms as Secretary of the Royal Household (1715-1749) and Secretary of the Navy (1723-1749). Skilled in military and naval strategy, it was Maurepas who enabled the French navy to be again recognised as a maritime power. His focus on the defence of France's sprawling empire in the New World was assisted by information on British naval manoeuvres, lists of what ships were coming to North America and detailed memoirs of ship construction. Maurepas obtained this information through maintaining an intelligence service that was considered one of the most efficient in Europe.

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        Dissertazioni istorico-legali su l'Antichità, Sito ed Ampiezza della nostra Liburia Ducale, o siasi dell'Agro, e Territorio di Napoli

      FRANCHI Carlo. Dissertazioni istorico-legali su l'Antichità, Sito ed Ampiezza della nostra Liburia Ducale, o siasi dell'Agro, e Territorio di Napoli in tutte le varie Epoche de suoi tempi. In risposta a quanto si é scritto in nome e parte della Città di Aversa, e de suoi Casali per costringere i Napoletani ad un nuovo Peso di Buonatenenza su i Poderi da essoloro posseduti nel preteso Territorio Aversano. S.l.n.d. (Napoli, 1756). Pp.CCXXXII. Il nome dell'autore, luogo e data di stampa si ricavano a pag.219 (vedi foto). Unito: ARMERIGO Gioseppe. Fatto e ragioni per l'Università di S.Potito contro l'Università della Candida. Napoli, 1755. Pp.20 n.nn. Unito: SANTOLI Vincenzo Maria. Vincentii Mariae Santoli V.J. doctoris et archipresbyteri Roccae Sancti Felicis. De Mephiti et vallibus Anxanti libri tres. Cum observationibus super nonnullis urbibus Hirpinorum, quorum lapides et antiquitatum relliquiae illustrantur. Neapoli, 1783. Pp.VIII, 99 ed errata. In fine VI tavole più volte spieghevoli. Vincenzo Maria Santoli fu arciprete di Rocca San Felice (Avellino), uno dei più piccoli centri dell'Alta Irpinia, non lontano da S. Angelo dei Lombardi, alla cui diocesi appartiene. Nei pressi si trova la Valle d'Ansanto, luogo dell'antico culto della dea Mefite. "Teodoro Mommsen nel suo viaggio in Irpinia scrisse parole di elogio per Vincenzo Maria Santoli. Lo collocò tra i principali autori dichiarandolo scrittore degno di fede per il suo acume di osservatore e di studioso documentato delle antichità classiche. La sua opera più importante è senz'altro "De Mephiti et Vallibus Anxanti", frutto delle sue ricerche archeologiche nella Valle d'Ansanto. Fu un lavoro preparato pazientemente nel tempo che risiedè a Rocca San Felice come arciprete. L'opera contiene tutto quello che è riuscito a sapere della Mefite: zona archeologica, ma pure un fenomeno naturale di grande interesse scientifico e turistico. Il libro valse, infatti, a richiamare l'attenzione dei dotti sulla ubicazione esatta dell'Ansanto e sul culto alla dea Mefite ivi sviluppatosi. Il Santoli aveva fatto una cospicua raccolta di monete, bronzetti, statue fittili, bolli, vasi ecc. e le fece conoscere agli studiosi, che pur conoscevano la Valle d'Ansanto per via della descrizione di Virgilio (Eneide VII, 562 e segg.) ma non riuscivano a stabilire l'esatta ubicazione. Egli volle corroborare i ricordi degli scrittori latini con i rinvenimenti archeologici. Nacque a Rocca San Felice il 24 maggio1736 e morì a Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi il 10 febbraio 1804". (Don Vincenzo Maria Santoli: un grande archeologo irpino. Nicola Gambino, 1964). Tre opere in un volume in 8vo. Mezza pelle ottocentesca, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso.

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        Dissertazioni istorico-legali su l’Antichità, Sito ed Ampiezza della nostra Liburia Ducale, o siasi dell’Agro, e Territorio di Napoli in tutte le varie Epoche de’ suoi tempi. In risposta a quanto si è scritto in nome e parte della Città di Aversa, e de’ suoi Casali per costringere i Napoletani ad un nuovo Peso di Buonatenenza su i Poderi da essoloro posseduti nel preteso Territorio Aversano

      s.t, 1756. 4to (cm. 27,8), 235 pp. Legatura coeva in mz. pergamena con titolo impresso in nero al ds. (rinnovato). Ottimi interni in barbe. Il luogo e l’anno di stampa nonché il nome dell’A. sono indicati a p. 219. Raro.

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        Uebersetzung der Algemeinen Welthistorie die in Engeland durch eine Geselschaft von Gelehrten ausgefertiget worden. Fünfzehnter (und) Sechszehnter [15. und 16.] Theil. Nebst den Anmerkungen der holländischen Uebersetzung auch vielen neuen Kupfern und Karten / Genau durchgesehen und mit häufigen Anmerkungen vermeret von Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Halle : Gebauer, 1755 – 1756 - 15. Theil: : [5] Bll., (Vorrede), 714 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, gestochener Tittelvignette, 2 (von 3) Kupferstichen und 1 gefalteten, gestochenen Karte. 16. Theil: [5] Bll., (Vorrede), 704 S., mit gestochenem Frontispiz, gestochener Titelvignette und 17 Kupfern (überwiegend ausfaltbare Karten). - Pergamenteinband der Zeit (vorderer Deckel fleckig) mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild sowie zeitgen. handschriftlicher Ergänzung. - Der 15. Theil enthält: Die römischen Geschichte von der Erhebung des Nicephorus bis zum Tode Basilius des zweiten; Die römischen Geschichte seit dem Tode Basilius des zweiten bis zur Eroberung von Constantinopel durch die Lateiner; Die römischen Geschichte von der Vertreibung der Griechen bis zur Eroberung von Constantinopel durch die Türken und der völligen Zerstörung des römischen Reichs; Die Geschichte der Carthaginienser, bis zur Zerstörung von Carthago durch die Römer. - Kupfer des 15. Theils: Grundris der vormaligen Stelle des alten Carthago; Karte der Gegend um Carthago; Überbleibsel der Wasserleitung bey Carthago; "Münzen von Cossyra und Malta" fehlt leider in diesem Expl. /// Der 16. Theil enthält: Fortsetzung der Geschichte der Carthaginienser von des Hannibals Ankunft vor Tarent im zweiten punischen Kriege, bis zum Ende des punischen Krieges und Zerstörung von Carthago; Geschichte der Numidier bis auf die Eroberung ihres Landes durch die Römer; Geschichte der Mauritanier bis zur völligen Eroberung ihres Landes von den Römern; Geschichte der Gätulier; Geschichte der Melanogätulier, Nigriten und Garamanten; Die Geschichte der Libyer und Griechen, welche den Strich zwischen den Grenzen Ägyptens und dem Fluß Triton bewohnen, welcher Marmarica, Cyrenaica und die Region Syrtica begriff; Geschichte der Ethiopier; Geschichte der Araber und ihres alten Zustandes bis auf den Mohammed; Geschichte der Reiche Nice und Trapezunt; Der alte Zustand und die alte Geschichte Spaniens bis zur Austreibung der Carthagienser durch die Römer, und eine kurze Fortsetzung dieser Geschichte bis auf die Ankunft der mitternächtigen Völker; Der alte Zustand der Gallier bis auf ihre Besiegung durch den Julius Cäsar und von da weiter bis auf den Einbruch der Franken. Verzeichnis der Kupfer des 16. Teils: Vorstellung des Weges Hannibals nach Italien; Das alte Italien; Das alte Afrika und Numidien; Mauretanien usw.; Libyien, Marmarica usw.; Die syrtische Gegend; Ethiopien usw.; 3 Geschlechtstafeln; Karte vom alten Spanien; Wohnplätze der Celten usw.; Karte von Gallien; Ansichten vom Stonehenge; Vorstellung dieses Denkmals; Grundriss desselben; Abb. des Tempels von Montmorillon. - Einband fleckig. Text teilweise leicht gebräunt. Frakturschrift. In Band 15 fehlt eine Münztafel; Theil 16 komplett mit allen 17 Kupfern. Durch Register erschlossen Namensstempel auf Vorsatz. Gutes Arbeits- und Studienexemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        The constitutions of the antient and honourable fraternity of free and accepted masons: Containing their history, charges, regulations, &c. ... For the use of the lodges. Carefully revised, continued and enlarged, with many additions by John Entick.

      London, J. Scott 1756.. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz. 2 Bll., 339 S. Geglätteter Lederband d. Zt. 26 x 21 cm. Wolfstieg 20418. - Noch frühe Ausgabe des ersten gedruckten maurerischen Konstitutionen-Buchs, hier erstmalig mit einem Verzeichnis der Regular Lodges. "This work, which passed through several editions, was long recognised by the English freemasons to be standard code on its subject, and was translated into German" (DNB I, 380). - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Rücken fachmännisch und unauffällig erneuert. Decken etwas beschabt. Gutes Exemplar!

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        Carta pastoral exortatoria a penitencia, / dirigida por el Ilssmô. Sr. Dr. D. Francisco Joseph de Figueredo, y Uictoria, arzobispo de esta santa metropolitana iglesia.

      Imprenta de Joachin de Arevalo, impressor de los tribunales eclesiasticos [1756], Guatemala - Guatemala â 15. de junio de 1756; . EXTREMADAMENTE RARO IMPRESO DE GUATEMALA en el que el Arzobispo se dirige a su pueblo en ocasion de haber sucedido un terrible terremoto que afecto principalemente a la ciudad de Lisboa, pero tambien a otras ciudades de Europa y Africa. "Earthquake in Portugal. A Rare Imprint From Guatemala". 8vo; marbled wrappers. [24] p. ; 19 cm. Dated at end: Guatemala â 15. de junio de 1756; Signatures: [A] B-F ([A]1, F2 versos blank). EXTREMELY RARE GUATEMALA IMPRINT in which the Archbishop addresses his people on the occasion of the terrible earthquake that primarily affected the city of Lisbon, but also other cities of Europe and the Africa. * WorldCat: 3 copies in USA (JCB, Stony Brook, Berkeley), Medina, J.T. Guatemala, 256 Palau 91389. RF 685. vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) 24 pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Veduta del Lato posteriore del Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, comunemente detto Capo di Bove

      Roma 1756 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1756. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Opera tratta dalla prima edizione delle ‘ Antichità Romane’, pubblicata a Roma nel 1756 nella stamperia di Angelo Rotili a Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne, dai signori Bouchard e Gravier, librai e mercanti in Roma con sede presso San Marcello al Corso. La raccolta conteneva un ritratto del Piranesi, inciso da Felice Polanzani, e recava una dedica a James Caulfield conte di Charlemont, dedica poi eliminata in seguito ad un litigio. Di questa edizione originale, che venne alla luce nel maggio del 1756, sono note tre diverse tirature, connesse con le vicende del litigio con lord Charlemont, vicende documentate dal Piranesi stesso nelle sue Lettere di Giustificazione del 1757. Le diverse tirature sono riconoscibili tra loro proprio nel frontespizio del primo tomo, quello originariamente dedicato al nobile inglese, che successivamente si presenta con dedica e stemma araldico abraso, quindi con l’aggiunta di una dedica dell’autore "Aevo Suo Posteri set Utilitari Publicae". Etching with engraving, 1756, signed on plate. From the first edition of ‘Antichità Romane’. A magnific impression, printend on contemporary laid paper, with full margins, very good condition. The first edition was published in Rome in 1756 at the printing-works of Angelo Rotili at the Massimo alle Colonne Palace, by Bouchard and Gravier, book-dealers and tradesmen located in Rome near the church of St. Marcel at the Via del Corso. This collection included a portrait of Piranesi, engraved by Felice Polanzani, and a dedication to James Caulfield, count of Charlemont. This dedication was later abolished in the aftermath of a quarrel, described by Piranesi in his Lettere di Giustificazione [Letters of Justification] (1757), which also gave rise to three different versions of this first original edition (May 1756). These different versions are distinguishable from the title-page of the first volume, which initially was dedicated to the Irish aristocrat, then exhibited a cancelled dedication and coat of arms and, finally, bore a Latin motto written by the artist "Aevo Suo Posteri set Utilitari Publicae". Focillon, 333; Wilton Ely 466 Dimensioni 610 405mm [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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