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        Omstændelig og tilforladelig Beskrivelse over den i Øster-Søen liggende, under det kongelige Danske Herredømme blomstrende navnkundige Øe Bornholm, og den ei langt derfra anlagde fortreffelige Fæstning Christiansøe...

      31 finely engraved plates (incl. 9 & 9a, many folding, & including several maps), engraved head- & tail-pieces, and engravings in the text. 4 p.l., 288, [24] pp. Thick large 4to, a handsome Danish "mirror" binding of cont. calf with a dark central panel surrounded by lighter frames, sides decorated in blind, gilt fillets round sides, spine finely gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Copenhagen: N. Møller, 1756. [bound with]:[--]. Omstændelig og tilforladelig Beskrivelse af Øen Samøe, og de derunder hørende smaae Øer... Engraved vignette on title & five engraved plates (one a map, several folding). 1 p.l., 92 pp. Large 4to. Copenhagen: N. Møller, 1758. [bound with]:[--]. Omstaendelig og Tilforladelig Beskrivelse over den liden Øe Amager, og den, ei langt derfra situerede endnu mindre Øe Saltholm. Five engraved plates (one a map, several folding). First edition of this monumental but unfinished description of the most notable antiquities (including runes, etc.), buildings, and topographical features of Denmark. Thurah (1706-59), following his retirement about 1750, planned a great survey of Denmark but died before he could finish. These volumes, all that were published of the survey, are concerned with the Danish islands Bornholm, Christiansoe, Amager, Saltholm, and Samsoe. Thurah was "the most significant representative of late baroque architecture in Denmark...after cadet studies in Copenhagen, he received instruction as an officer and military engineer in 1725-1727, studies that also embraced architectural training. Travels to Germany Italy, France, Holland and England further broadened his horizons. Shortly after his return to Denmark, he received the appointment of royal architect and went on to enjoy a distinguished and prolific architectural career."-Beasley et al., Millard Architectural Collection, Volume III, Northern European Books, pp. 38-39. An uncommonly fine copy in a most handsome "mirror" binding which was a popular style in Denmark in the 18th century. The folding map in the second volume has a tear carefully repaired. Rare when complete. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Lâ??arte del blasone dichiarata per alfabeto. Con le figure necessarie per la intelligenza deâ?? termini in molte tavole impresse in rame...

      presso Guglielmo Zerletti 1756 Folio (cm. 31,5), 390 pp. (di 392, assente lâ??occhietto). Antiporta incisa su rame e 35 tavv. f.t. (che contengono 881 blasoni di famiglie nobili italiane). Frontis. stampato in rosso e nero, una testatina alla Dedica e num.si grandi cul - de - lamps. Legatura â??800 in mz. pergamena con angoli, nervi e titolo ms. al ds. Antiporta controfondata con mancanze marginali e parziale coloritura antica. Alcuni restauri marginali anche al frontis. Carte leggermente ondulate per sofferta umidità. Raro. Gatfield, p. 593.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Le rime del Petrarca brevemente esposte per Lodovico Castelvetro

      Presso Antonio Zatta 1756 - - Presso Antonio Zatta, In Venezia (Venise) 1756, In-4 (19,5x27,5cm), LXXX, 555pp. et xvj, 615pp. (1), 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - Edition illustrée d'un frontispice et une vignette de titre répétés dans les 2 tomes, une planche pour la dédicace, 2 autre avec les portraits de Petrarque et Laure, 2 en-tête, 112 culs-de-lampe historiés pour les Rime, avec de nombreuses figures de la mort armée de sa faux, 6 bandeaux de titre pour Del trionfo d'amore et 6 lettrines, et 6 culs-de-lampe, le tout par Zompini, gravé par Crivellari. La première édition contenant les commentaires de Castelvetro date de 1582. Reliures en plein velin souple d'époque. Dos à nerfs janséniste. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Dos légèrement plus sombres. Pièce de titre du tome I en partie arrachée. Larges manques à la pièce de titre du tome II, légers manques à celle du tome I. Bon exemplaire, bien frais. La meilleure édition des sonnets au XVIIIe, commentée et annotée par Castelvetro, et superbement exécutée et illustrée. Vie de Petrarque par Beccadelli. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illusrée a frontispiece and a repeated title thumbnail in 2 volumes, a board for the dedication, with two other portraits of Petrarch and Laura, 2 header LXXX, 555pp. et xvj, 615pp. (1) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: R., and J. Dodsley, 1756. 8vo., xl + 536pp., endpapers foxed, title and final leaf a little browned, contemporary calf, professionally rebacked to match, spine with raised bands and gilt lines, the old label re-used. A good copy with the late 18th or early 19th century armorial bookplate of the Kerr family, with Mary Kerr's signature, dated 1800, >at head of title. First edition. Alston X, 221. 'A treatise of fundamental importance for the history of English studies and the teaching of English, discussing all aspects of language-study, including grammar, rhetoric and elocution'. [Alston] Thomas Sheridan's father had, it is said, always wanted his son to be a school master as he was. But much of the younger Thomas Sheridan's life - until he was approaching 40 - was spent acting or theatre managing in Dublin and London. The latter part of his life was devoted to teaching and lecturing on elocution. He fell out with Samuel Johnson over pensions, Johnson finally damning Sheridan as 'dull, naturally dull'.

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        Etat des Gardes du corps du Roi

      Moreau, Lefebvre 1756 - In-18 (124 x 65 mm), 96 pp., maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs orné, plats ornés d'une plaque or très décorative, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Les quatre Compagnies de Gardes du corps du roi (la Compagnie écossaise, créée par Charles VII, la première et la seconde Compagnies françaises, créées sous Louis XI, et la troisième Compagnie française, créee sous François Ier), ont respectivement pour capitaines en 1756 : le Maréchal Louis de Noailles, le Duc de Villeroy, Paul-François de Béthune duc de Charost et le Duc de Luxembourg. Un feuillet manuscrit ancien, en fin de volume, donne les dates de promotions de 22 gardes, entre 1729 et 1734. Bel exemplaire (malgré des défauts d'usage, charnière du premier plat fendue dans le haut sur 6 mm, coins usés, petite trace noire sur le second plat, dorure des tranches en partie effacée, une brunissure sur une tranche et en marge des pages 19 à 62, petit trou dans la marge supérieure p. 87, quelques rousseurs). // 18o (124 x 65 mm), 96 pp., red morocco, spine tooled in gilt raised on five bands, very decorative gilt tooling on covers, dentelle inside, gilt edges (contemporary binding). The four "Gardes du corps du Roi" life guards companies ("Compagnie écossaise", created by Charles VII, first and second "Compagnies françaises", created under Louis XI, and the third under François Ier), were in 1756 respectively directed by the following "Capitaines" : Maréchal Louis de Noailles, Duc de Villeroy, Paul-François de Béthune duc de Charost, and Duc de Luxembourg. An old handwritten leaf in the end gives the dates of promotions for 22 guards, between 1729 and 1734. Nice copy (despite defects of use, first hinge cracked on 6 mm on top, corners bumped, small dark stain on second cover, gilt of edges partly faded, a foxing on one edge from p. 19 to p. 62, small hole on top margin p. 87, some brownings). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Plan De La Ville Et Du Port Mahon Et Du Fort St. Philippe.Tel qu'il étoit fortifié en 1706 par les Espagnols = Plan der Stadt und des Hafens Mahon und des Forts St. Philippe, so wie es von den Spanien in 1706 befestiget. ".

      1756 - Kupferstich-Karte mit Stadtplan bei Homann-Erben, datiert Nürnberg 1756, altkoloriert. Ca. 45 x 91 cm (von 2 Platten gedruckt und zusammengesetzt). Ränder etwas gebräunt bzw. angestaubt. Faltspuren. Verso alt beschriftet. Detailgenaue Karte der Hafeneinfahrt mit eingezeichneten Wassertiefen, links oben große Titelkartusche mit Erläuterungen. Mit Nebenkarte "Plan des Forts Philippe, so wie es würklich anjezo von den Engelländern Anno 1756 befestiget worden." (14 x 18,5 cm) und einem "Profil von dem Fort St. Philippe" (9,5 x 35 cm). Large folding plan of the Port of Mahon and the Fort of St. Philippe on the Island Minorca which was of strategic importance during the eighteenth century war between England and France. Ränder etwas gebräunt bzw. angestaubt. Faltspuren. Verso alt beschriftet. Ca. 45 x 91 cm (von 2 Platten gedruckt und zusammengesetzt).

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        Beiträge zur Salzkunde, oder ausführliche Nachricht von den Salzwerken zu Reichenhall und Traunstein und dem sämtlichen Salzwesen in Baiern. Mannheim, Schwan und Götz, 1798. Kl. 8°. 77 S., 2 Bll., mit 1 (mehrf. gefalt.) altkolor. Plan, Ppd. d. Zt.

      - Veitenheimer 1205 - Helm 11.- Erste Ausgabe, selten.- Mit einem schön kolorierten ?Situations Plan der Reichenhaller Salzquelle in Bayern?.- Der Ökonom Aloys Friedrich Wilhelm von Hillesheim (* 12. Juni 1756 in Waldbröl; ? 24. September 1818 in München) war Hofkammerrat des Kurfürsten Karl Theodor von Pfalz-Sulzbach.- Titel verso gestempelt, gering fleckig, Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nouvelles observations phisiques et pratiques sur le jardinage et lâ??art de planter, avec le calendrier des jardiniers...

      chez Dumesnil, Nyon, Hardy 1756 12mo (cm. 16,8), 3 Voll., antiporta fig., XXXVI - 358 pp., 1 cc.nn., 4 tavv. f.t. più volte rip.; XV - 510 pp, 1 c.nn. (bianca), 2 tavv. f.t.; 1 c.nn., 442 pp., 6 tavv. più volte rip. Ottime legature coeve in piena pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro al ds. Carte di guardia marmorizzate, tagli rossi. Minima abrasione al tassello del primo vol., ma esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Prima ed unica edizione della traduzione francese dei lavori di botanica e orticoltura di Richard Bradley (1688 - 1732). I primi due volumi descrivono le proprietà di particolari piante (fiori, vegetali, frutti, ecc.), la loro coltivazione e la loro collocazione nei giardini. Il terzo volume contiene la traduzione del â??Gentleman and gardeners calendarâ??, vero e proprio prontuario delle operazioni necessarie per il mantenimento dei giardini. Interessanti inoltre le osservazioni, sempre nellâ??ultimo volume, sulla pianta del caffè. Pritzel, 1076.

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        Articles of Agreement to Establish a Quarterly Meeting of the Attorn..

      1756. A Group of Prominent New York City Lawyers Establish a Price-Fixing Cartel [Lawyers]. [New York City]. "Articles of Agreement to Establish a Quarterly Meeting of the Attornies [sic] in the City of New York and for Setting the Sum to be Received by Them for All Business in the Profession" [Running Title]. New York, November 26, 1756. 12" x 7-1/4" leaf, text on recto, some signatures on verso. Light browning and moderate edgewear, careful recent repairs to tears. * In this 1756 document, 15 New York lawyers agree to meet regularly and appoint "a Committee for drawing a plan" for uniform fees and regulations. This was certainly a precursor to formal bar associations, which were not established until the late nineteenth century. James Duane, is named the first clerk of what is, in effect, a cartel of New York lawyers. It is signed by James Duane (mayor of New York, 1784-1789), William Livingston (signer of United States Constitution), William Smith, Jr. (author of the 1756 History of the Province of New-York and co-compiler with Livingston of The Laws of New York), John V. Cortlandt, Richard Morris, Benjamin Kissam, Whitehead Hicks (mayor of New York, 1766-1776), and eight others. The ability of lawyers to set fixed fees remained in force for over two centuries until declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1975's Goldfarb v. Virginia State Bar. Transcript "Articles of Agreement to establish a Quarterly meeting of the Attornies [sic] in the City of New York and for setting the Sum to be received by them for all business in the profession as well such as by the Course of the practice is taxable as such as is not for such other purposes as are herein aforementioned. 1. It is agreed that the said quarterly meetings be held in the evening of the several following days in the year to wit on the last Wednesdays in November February & June & the first Wednesday in October at such place, as shall be appointed by Mr James Duane, who is to officiate as clerk for one year.... 2. That Messers Alsop Nicole Livingston Smith Junr be Hicks & Scott be a Committee for drawing the plan of regulation of the several Rates of business in the profession both such as is taxable & such as is not & that a Copy of the same be delivered by them to some one of the Subscribers who is not part of the

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        Mémoires particuliers pour servir à l'histoire de France, sous les règnes de Henri III, de Henri IV, sous le régence de Marie de Médicis et sous Louis XIII

      A Paris, chez Didot, Nyon, Damonneville 1756 - 4 tomes en 3 volumes in-12 (173 x 108 mm), 389,(3) - (16),332 - (4),270,(2),227 pp., maroquin citron, dos orné à la lyre, dentelle sur les plats, dentelle intérieure et sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Première édition collective de ces mémoires. Les mémoires de Charles de Valois (1573-1650), duc d’Angoulême paraîssent pour la première fois ainsi que les mémoires du Duc D’Orléans. Les mémoires du duc D’Estrées (1573-1670) ont déjà été publiés mais sans nom d’auteur, quant aux mémoires de Guichard, Déageant de Saint Martin, cette édition est la meilleure parue jusqu’alors. Barbier III, 232. Bel exemplaire, malgré quelques traces sur les plats [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Capena municipio de Romani. Discorso. intorno al sito del medesimo con varie notizie del castello diruto di Civitucula posto nella Provincia del Patrimonio

      Stamperia di S. Michele per Ottavio Puccinelli, in Roma 1756 - Legatura coeva in pergamena rigida con titolo oro su tassello al ds. Tagli colorati. Esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Raro. Graesse III, p.19; Lozzi, n.1047. 4to (cm. 27), XII-130 pp. con una carta del territorio rip. f.t. Capilettera ornati.

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        La Colombiade, ou La Foi Port?e au Nouveau Monde Po?me.

      Desaint & Saillant, Paris 1756 - An illustrated, epic poem about the discovery of the New World.

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        A Complete Body of Architecture. Adorned with Plans and Elevations, from original Designs. In which are interspersed some Designs of Inigo Jones, never before published.

      London: T. Osborne and J. Shipton; J. Hodges; L. Davis; J. Ward; R. Baldwin 1756 - FIRST EDITION. Folio (40 x 25 cm.) pp.[xvii]+748+[iv]. Contemporary calf, rebacked. Title and frontispiece lightly soiled, R2 with small hole just affecting one or two letters, plate 37 with tear into image neatly repaired, some intermittent light spotting and browning throughout. Boards worn, contents generally very good. Title-page in red and black. Frontispiece, vignette on title, 114 engraved plates 14 of which are folding or double-page. Plus an additional plate 13. FIRST STATE OF THE PLATES, with the vignette of the Pantheon on title and plate numbers within the plate-line, also with plates 70/71 reading "Warwick Shire." Neither Fowler nor RNLI call for a bis plate13. The two plates show reverse views of the same building elevation, one signed 'I. Ware sculp.,' the other 'Darly & Edwds fec'. "The contents in fact do not encompass "the whole science of architecture". Instread they accommodate three important and fundamental objectives: Ware's desire to elucidate architectural principles based on the practices of the "Ancients", thus avoiding the "violent liberties" taken by modern architects; his wish to develop a general system of architectural proportion based on the proportions of the orders, and to develop a general system of architectural proportion based on the proportions of the orders; and his interest in the principles and practice of domestic architecture, almost to the exclusion of all other building types. Ware thus implicitly supported two principal components of Colen Campbell's program of architectural reform set out over 40 years earlier in Vitruvius Britannicus: restoration of "Ancient" authority, and confidence that Britain's future architectural progress lay in domestic building." (Archer) (Archer 339.1 pp.819-823: Jefferson 126a) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        North Sea antique chart - Mount and Page.

      "A Chart of Part of the North Sea from the South Foreland to Burnham Flatts, and from Callis Schelling Isle"'Copper engraving from "The English Pilot Describing The Sea-Coasts, Capes, Head-Lands, Soundings, Sands, Shoals, Rocks and Dangers, The Bays, Roads, Harbours, Rivers and Ports in the Whole Northern Navigation"' published by W. and J. Mount, T. Page and Sons, London 1756. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 44 x 54 cm. The English Pilot was an important British sea-atlas published from 1671 to 1803. Initially published by John Seller, publication of the atlas changed hands periodically, with other publishers including Charles Price, John Thornton, and the Mount & Page firm. The charts from the English Pilot were intended as working charts so there was an effort to make them accurate, although predictably, many seamen complained that the charts were consistently out of date and that changes were slow to appear, a charge leveled at virtually every British, French and American Chart maker, including the respective governments of these nations. Ironically, it was in no small part due to the proprietary nature of the information included in the maps and sailing directions that there was a tendency for commercial pilots to pass the information from mariner to chart-maker more slowly than might otherwise have been the case, although the chart makers on the Thames and otherwise were undoubtedly reluctant to immediately make each and every necessary correction, for fear of undermining the economic viability of their businesses. Price: € 975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        "Euclidis Elementorum libri priores sex, item undecimus et duodecimus, ex versione Latina Frederici Commandini; sublatis iis quibus olim libri hi a Theone aliisve, vitiati sunt, et quibusdam Euclidis demonstrationibus restitutis A Robert Simson"

      Glasguae: in aedibus academicis excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis academiae typographi. 1756. "First Simson edition; 4to (approximately 27.5 x 22 cm); pp. [8], 411, [1]; woodcut geometrical diagrams throughout; slightly later full polished calf, rebacked, old spine and label laid down; good and sound. The Notae (p. [339]-441) have a sectional title page. Simson was the foremost Scottish mathematician of the 18th century. His edition of Euclid, first published in 1756, was the basis of all subsequent printings until the beginning of the 20th century. Gaskell 315"

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        An Historical Account of Earthquakes, Extracted from the most Authentick Historians

      Published by R. Williamson and others, Liverpool 1756 - , iv, 160 pages, further topics from the title are 'A Minute and very instructive Relation of those dreadful Ones that happened at Port-Royal in Jamaica, and at Catania in Sicily, in 1692, and at Lima and Calao, in 1746. A particular Description of the late Fatal one at Lison, from the Relation of Captain RICHARD OVERTON, of Liverpool (who was actually in the City when it happened, and very profidentially escaped being buried in the Ruins) and others. Mr. ARCHIBALD BOWYER'S Account of trying, condemning, and punishing two Prisoners in the Court of Inquisition, and a faithful Narrative of his Escape from thence; written by himself, is occasionally inserted. With A Description of the Auto de Fe, which the Portugeuse were commemorating at the Time, the Earthquake happened. And A prefatory Dissertation on the Causes of Earthquakes, with the Method of making an aritifical One. With many other PARTICULARS.' A Sermon preached at Weverham, in Cheshire, on Friday the 6th of February last. First Edition , general wear and rubbing to spine and boards, front board detached, tanning of pages, foxing throughout, fair condition , quarter calf and paper, 5 raised bands on spine , quarto, 12 x 20 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Dissertation on the Following Subject: What Causes Principally Contribute to Render A Nation Populous? And What Effect Has The Populousness of a Nation on its Trade

      Cambridge, 1756. Quarto. [4],36pp. Minor foxing. Very good. Disbound A prize-winning essay written by William Bell, fellow at Magdalen College, Cambridge. Among other truths espoused herein, Bell claims that the poor - both countries and people - will decline to reproduce: "Very few of those, who find it a matter of the greatest difficulty to subsist themselves, will lay themselves under the additional obligation of providing for others." He praises agrarian nations as the most fruitful, in both population and contribution to commerce. ESTC T101713; Kress 5493; Goldsmith 9105.

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        [The Iliad and the Odyssedy in Greek:] = Tes tou Homerou Iliados ho tomos proteros [denteros].

      Glasguae: "in aedibus academicis, excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis". 1756-58. "4 volumes, foolscap folio, pp. xi, [1], 312; [4], 333, [3]; [8], 297, [1]; [4], 334, [2]; without the general title page in volume I (""rarely found""); contemporary full mottled calf, late 19th- or early 20th-century rebacking in souring brown calf, gilt-lettered direct on spines; spines scuffed and rubbed; text clean; good and sound. Nineteenth-century ownership signatures of E. Evans, Pembroke College, Oxon, likely Evan Evans, Master of Pembroke 1864-78, and later Vice Chancellor, 1878-82. Later bookplate of E. P. Hedley. The book was also issued in a larger demy folio format. It ""was awarded the Silver Medals of the Select Society of Edinburgh in 1756 and 1757"" (Gaskell, citing Murray). One of the most accurate and typographically splendid editions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey in the original Greek. ""One of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world, and I am informed that its accuracy is equal to its magnificence"" (Dibdin, quoting Harwood). Gaskell 319."

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        DISSERTAZIONI SOPRA LE APPARIZIONI DE' SPIRITI, E SOPRA I VAMPIRI, O I REDIVIVI D'UNGHERIA, DI MORAVIA, EC. Tradotte dal Franzese su la seconda edizione riveduta, e corretta.

      

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        The Iliad and the Odyssedy in Greek:] = Tes tou Homerou Iliados ho tomos proteros [denteros].

      in aedibus academicis, excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis 1756-58, Glasguae - 4 volumes, foolscap folio, pp. xi, [1], 312; [4], 333, [3]; [8], 297, [1]; [4], 334, [2]; without the general title page in volume I ("rarely found"); contemporary full mottled calf, late 19th- or early 20th-century rebacking in souring brown calf, gilt-lettered direct on spines; spines scuffed and rubbed; text clean; good and sound. Nineteenth-century ownership signatures of E. Evans, Pembroke College, Oxon, likely Evan Evans, Master of Pembroke 1864-78, and later Vice Chancellor, 1878-82. Later bookplate of E. P. Hedley. The book was also issued in a larger demy folio format. It "was awarded the Silver Medals of the Select Society of Edinburgh in 1756 and 1757" (Gaskell, citing Murray). One of the most accurate and typographically splendid editions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey in the original Greek. "One of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world, and I am informed that its accuracy is equal to its magnificence" (Dibdin, quoting Harwood). Gaskell 319. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Principes mathématiques de la philosophie naturelle

      Desaint & Saillant, Lambert, Paris 1756 - ____ Première édition française et rarissime PREMIER TIRAGE. Les pages de titre sont datées de 1756, on n'en connaît qu'une douzaine d'exemplaires. D'après Cohen, ces exemplaires seraient une édition préliminaire distribuée en 1756. Mais pour Chambat et Varry, il est possible qu'une partie de l'ouvrage ait été imprimée entre 1746 et 1747 et que les feuillets aient été conservés jusque vers 1756, date à laquelle avait été prévue la distribution. Cette sortie a ensuite été retardée à 1759 par la perte de planches et le travail de Clairaut, ou par d'autres raisons inconnues. Les deux tomes sont bien à la date de 1756. La préface de Cotes est présente. L' "Avertissement" en deuxième état. (Les bandeaux sont différents et le texte a été recomposé, avec quelques modifications). Emilie du Châtelet, amie intime de Voltaire, a par cette traduction annotée des "Principia" de Newton largement contribué à la diffusion des idées newtoniennes en France. "On trouvera souvent Newton plus intelligible dans cette traduction que dans l'original & même que dans la traduction anglaise." (Avertissement). Cohen, The French translation of Isaac Newton's Philosophiae., Archives internationales des sciences 21, 1968. Frédéric Chambat & Dominique Varry, Faut-il faire une description bibliographique des Principes mathématiques ?, Centre international d'étude du xviiie siècle. Très bel exemplaire. ___ First and sole French translation of Newton's "Principia". First issue. One of the very rare copies with both titles dated 1756, about 12 copies are known with this title page. This 1756 edition was presumably issued in a very small number of copies and then quickly withdrawn on account of its imperfections. The Cotes preface is present. Second state of the "Avertissement". "Known throughout intellectual Europe as Emilie, the name popularized by Voltaire, Mme du Châtelet - beyond the influence she had for some fifteen years on the orientation of Voltaire's works and on his public activity - contributed to the vitality of French scientific life to the parallel diffusion of Newtonianism and Leibnizian epistemology. Her affairs entertained the faishionable world of her period, yet her last moments revealed the sincerity of her scientific vocation. Although she limited her efforts to commentary and synthesis, her work contributed to the great progress made by Newtonian science in the middle of the eighteenth century". DSB 3, 215- 217. ______ Format : 2 volumes in-4. [248 x 192 mm] Collation : (4), XXXIX, (5), 437 pp., 9 planches. / (4), IV, 180, 297, (2) pp., 5 planches. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Lissabon

      Hamburg 1756 - Copper plate, large finely engraved double-sheet panoramic view, joined at the center, 417 x 1174 mm (plate), detailed index in French and German below view, title cartouche featuring an inset map of Portugal, flanked by two explorers, cherubim examining a compass, and Poseidon with his trident. Published a year after the Great Earthquake that destroyed many of the buildings depicted herein. OCLC locates only two copies: one at Harvard, and the other in the Bibliotheque Nationale in France.Perfect condition. Very good.

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        A FAIR REPRESENTATION OF HIS MAJESTY'S RIGHT TO NOVA- SCOTIA OR ACADIE. BRIEFLY STATED FROM THE MEMORIALS OF THE ENGLISH COMMISSAIRES; WITH AN ANSWER TO THE OBJECTIONS CONTAINED IN THE FRENCH MEMORIALS, AND IN A TREATISE, ENTITLED, DISCUSSION SOMMAIRE SUR LES ANCIENNES LIMITES DE L'ACADIE

      London: Printed by Edward Owen, 1756. Modern half morocco over linen boards, spine gilt. Contemporary manuscript annotation on titlepage. Titlepage lightly stained and dusty, internally clean and crisp. A very good copy. A restatement of Britain's claims in the dispute over Nova Scotia and the area south of the St. Lawrence, east of Lake Champlain, and north of the Massachusetts area. This pamphlet, by William Shirley and William Mildmany, the British commissioners appointed in 1748 to resolve the dispute with the French, stresses the importance of the area to British trade and the security of the other North American colonies. The work specifically refutes several French pamphlets, including Mairobert's DISCUSSION SOMMAIRE. BELL F8. LANDE 216. TPL 246. SABIN 56129.

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        DISSERTAZIONI SOPRA LE APPARIZIONI DE' SPIRITI, E SOPRA I VAMPIRI, O I REDIVIVI D'UNGHERIA, DI MORAVIA, EC. Tradotte dal Franzese su la seconda edizione riveduta, e corretta.

      presso Simone Occhi 1756 In - 8 (mm. 234x175), p. pergam. coeva, decoraz. a secco e tit. oro al dorso, pp. XII,250,(2), con vignetta xilografata al frontespizio. Divisa in due dissertazioni, la prima tratta le apparizioni degli Angeli, dei Demoni e delle Anime dei morti - la seconda ?quelli che ritornano dopo la morte col proprio corpo, gli Scomunicati, gli Oupiri o Vampiri, Broucolachi, ecc.?. Cfr. Caillet,I,1966 che cita l'ediz. di Parigi, 1751: "Ce curieux ouvrage contient un grand nombre de faits psychologiques, visions, apparitions, phénomènes auditifs, etc." - Bibliotheca Esoterica,610 per la I ediz. del 1746. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Le règne animal divisé en IX classes

      A Paris, Quay des Augustins, chez Cl. Jean Baptiste Bauche 1756. Sous titre : Ou méthode contenant la division générale des animaux en IX classes, & la division particulière des deux premières classes, scavoir de celle des quadrupèdes & de celle des cétacés, en ordres, sections, genres & espèces. Aux quelles on a joint une courte description de chaque espèce, avec les citations des auteurs qui en ont traité, les noms qu'ils leurs ont donnés, ceux que leurs ont donnés les différentes nations, & les noms vulgaires. Par M. Brisson, Démonstrateur du Cabinet d'Histoire Naturelle de M. de Reaumur. Avec figures en taille - douce. In - 4 relié plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs très orné, piéce de titre de maroquin rouge. Texte sur deux colonnes. 1 feuillet blanc, faux titre, titre latin au recto, page de titre, VI + 1 feuillet d'errata non chiffré + 382 pages, 1 feuillet non chiffré pour le privilège et 1 feuillet blanc. Bien complet du tableau synoptique dépliant et de la grande planche gravée en taille douce et à divers sujets. (A. HUMBOLT - MAISONNEUVE) dépliante. Petit manque de cuir à la coiffe, intérieur à grandes marges en très bel état.

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        Abhandlung von dem Ursprunge der Ungleichheit unter den Menschen, und worauf sie sich gründe: ins Deutsche übersetzt (von Moses Mendelssohn) mit einem Schreiben an den Magister Leßing und einem Brief Voltairens an den Verfasser vermehret. 256 S. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und gestoch. Titelvignette. Titel in Rot und Schwarz. Halblederbd d. Z. mit handschiftl. Rückenschild einer Leihbibliothek (lädiert).

      Berlin, Christian Friedrich Voß, 1756. - Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe der grundlegenden philosophisch-politischen Schrift. Rousseau war sich darüber klar, dass der von ihm geschilderte ideale Gesellschaftszustand nur Theorie ist. Es kam ihm aber nicht auf Realentwürfe an, sondern nur darauf, "aus der Natur der Dinge" das Gesetz abzuleiten, nach dem sich Gesellschaften bilden (vgl. KLL 2715). In dieser Absicht gibt Rousseau, durch Diderot beeinflusst, eine geschichtsphilosophische Darstellung der Entwicklung der Menschheit vom Naturzustand bis zur Entstehung des Staates. Die ursprünglich bestehende Gleichheit der Menschen wurde beseitigt, als der Mensch die Hilfe seiner Mitmenschen nötig hatte. Der historische Zeitpunkt dafür war die Einführung des Ackerbaus und des Eigentums. Die Behauptung des Eigentums und die Anerkennung durch die anderen bedeutete im eigentlichen Sinn die Begründung der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft. Mit dem Abschluss des Staatsvertrags schließlich wurde der Zustand der Ungleichheit gebilligt und das Naturrecht für immer beseitigt. Mit der Beseitigung des Naturzustandes wurden Begriffe Recht und Unrecht, reich und arm, Herrschaft und Sklaverei geschaffen. Das lange Vorwort an Lessing, der das Buch bereits ausführlich in der 'Berlin. privileg. Zeitung' angekündigt hatte, enthält eine Kritik der allzu radikalen und revolutionären Ansichten Rousseaus und zudem eine bedeutende Entwicklungsgeschichte der Sprache, die Herder noch fünfzehn Jahre später unangefochten lassen konnte. – Gebräunt wie fast immer, Titel mit handschriftl. Besitzeintrag. Ohne die fliegenden Vorsätze. – Goed. IV 1, 488, 7, 5; Mendelssohn-Kat. Wolfenbüttel Nr 24. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cantiques spirituels à l'usage des Missions de Provence. En langue vulgaire. Nouvelle édition augmentée & rétablie sur l'Original.

      chez Jean Mossy, Marseille 1756 - In-12 de (4)-426 pp., basane fauve, dos orné à nerfs, tranches rouges (reliure du XIXe siècle). Deuxième édition augmentée. Recueil imprimé à Marseille de 144 cantiques en langue d'Oc pour la plus grande partie et en français par le poète provençal Gautier, prêtre de la Congrégation de l'Oratoire. L'édition originale a paru en 1734 à Avignon. Ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre sur le titre « Aubert Chau » accompagné de quelques notes marginales à l'encre du temps. Coins fendus mais bon exemplaire rogné un peu court en tête. Pierquin De Gembloux, Histoire littéraire, philologique et bibliographique des patois (1841), p. 271, pour l'édition de 1780. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Allgemeines Magazin der Natur, Kunst u. Wissenschaften.

      Gleditsch, Leipzig 1756 - 12 Teile in 6 Bänden (vollständig) erschienen in der Zeit von 1753 bis 1767. Teil 1 in 2.Auflage von 1756 alle anderen Teile in ihrer Erstausgabe. Halbpergament der Zeit mit handschr.Rückenbeschriftung.Rundum-Rotschnitt. 16 z.T. gefaltete Kupferstiche. Titel gest. und handschr. Eintrag. Herausgeber der Teile 1 bis 4 war Johann Daniel Titius. Eine umfangreicher Themenspiegel für die Zeit der Aufklärung in Deutschland. Wissenschaftliche Entdeckungen und Kuriositäten sind in diesem Werk auf wunderbare Weise miteinander verbunden. Über alle Teile ist am Ende des 12.Teils ein Register vorhanden. Vom Aal über das Nordlicht bis zum Zwölfingerdarm lassen sich hier alle behandelten Themen leicht auffinden. Vollständig und in diesem guten Zustand sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Complete Body of Architecture. Adorned with Plans and Elevations, from Original Designs. Some Designs of Inigo Jones, Never Before Published.

      Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton, London 1756 - [18], 748, [4]pp. Contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands and morocco labels lettered in gold (one of them appears more recent). Frontispiece, engraved title vignette, and one hundred and twenty-two plates, some of which are foldout. With the bookplate of famous American architect and interior designer Ogden Codman on the front pastedown endpaper and a label specifying that the book was loaned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York. Former owner bookplate also on the front pastedown endpaper. The leather is well worn along the edges and at corners. Internally clean but for sporadic foxing. ; Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A COMPLEAT BODY OF HUSBANDRY Containing Rules for performing, in the most profitable manner, the whole business of the farmer, and Country Gentleman in Cultivating, Planting, and Stocking of Land....

      T Osborn, J Shipton, J Hodges, T Tyre, S Crowder & H Woodgate, London, 1756. Book. Good. hardback. half leather bound, folio, first edition originally presented in sixty-one weekly parts, title continues.....In Judging of the several kinds of seeds, and of manures; and in the management of Arable and Pasture Grounds: together with The Most approved met.

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        Oronoko, imité de l'anglois. Nouvelle édition, revuë & corrigée. Par M. de La Place.

      Chez Sébastien Jorry, A Paris 1756 - 2 parties en 1 vol. in-12 de XVI-112 pp. et (4)-188-(4) pp., veau brun, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Deuxième édition de la traduction française par Antoine de La Place. Premier roman entièrement consacré au thème du bon sauvage : Oronoko est le petit-fils et l'unique héritier du roi de Cormantin en Afrique, où les Anglais vont chercher des esclaves pour leurs colonies. Oronoko est un modèle de politesse, d'honneur et de générosité ; il sait le français, l'anglais, l'espagnol et ignore les vices et est doué des plus nobles vertus. « Oronoko eut des imitateurs en Angleterre, mais en France sa postérité fut innombrable. Pendant tout le siècle, depuis le Huron de Gueudeville jusqu'au Tartare de l'abbé André, en passant par le Persan de Montesquieu et les Chinois des physiocrates, ce fut un défilé ininterrompu de sauvages de toute espèce : Siamois, Illinois, Péruviens, Iroquois, Turcs, Tahïtiens, etc. » (Lichtenberger). Bon exemplaire. Petites galeries de ver marginales.

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden. Vierzehnter (14.) Band.

      Leipzig Verlag Arkstee und Merkus 1756 - EA; ca 25x21 cm; (8) 648 (40) Seiten mit 18 Kupferkarten und -plänen; Pergamenteinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Einband leicht fleckig, Vorsatzblätter und letzten beiden Blätter leicht braunfleckig; sonst gutes Exemplar) Beschreibt die französischen Besitzungen und Eroberungen in Nordamerika (Kanada und jetzige USA; Nord-Canada, Florida, New Orleans) mit zahlreichen, bis dato in deutscher Sprache unveröffentlichten Quellen. Alle Karten und Pläne beziehen sich auf Nord-Amerika. 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire de France. Depuis l'etablissement de la monarchie jusqu'au regne de Louis XIV. Vol. 1-22 (of 27). Vol 22 is about Louis XII

      - Desaint & Saillant 1756-1771, Vol. 1-8: nouvelle édition, contemporary Cambridge bindings, full calf with 5 raised bands and richly gilt spine, with ornamental gilt border on boards and on edges of boards, with inlaid leather decoration and blind tooling [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le règne animal divisé en IX classes

      - A Paris, Quay des Augustins, chez Cl. Jean Baptiste Bauche 1756. Sous titre : Ou méthode contenant la division générale des animaux en IX classes, & la division particulière des deux premières classes, scavoir de celle des quadrupèdes & de celle des cétacés, en ordres, sections, genres & espèces. Aux quelles on a joint une courte description de chaque espèce, avec les citations des auteurs qui en ont traité, les noms qu'ils leurs ont donnés, ceux que leurs ont donnés les différentes nations, & les noms vulgaires. Par M. Brisson, Démonstrateur du Cabinet d'Histoire Naturelle de M. de Reaumur. Avec figures en taille-douce. In-4 relié plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs très orné, piéce de titre de maroquin rouge. Texte sur deux colonnes. 1 feuillet blanc, faux titre, titre latin au recto, page de titre, VI + 1 feuillet d'errata non chiffré + 382 pages, 1 feuillet non chiffré pour le privilège et 1 feuillet blanc. Bien complet du tableau synoptique dépliant et de la grande planche gravée en taille douce et à divers sujets. (A. HUMBOLT - MAISONNEUVE) dépliante. Petit manque de cuir à la coiffe, intérieur à grandes marges en très bel état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kleine Chirurgie oder Hand=Buch der Wund-Arzenei in welcher kurzer doch deutlicher Unterricht und Begriff dieser Wissenschaft gegeben, auch die nöthigste Werkzeuge in Kupfer vorgestellet werden.

      Nürnberg, In der Raspischen Buchhandlung 1756. Andere viel verbesserte Ausgabe. Mit allergnädigste Freyheiten. 1 gestochenes Frontispiz, [8] Bl. 461 S., [42] S. mit 8 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfern. 20,5 cm, Halbpergament der Zeit. mit kleiner Fehlstelle am unteren Kapital. Mit Besitzereintrag* am Vorsatz. Kleines Wurmloch am Frontispiz und am titelblatt ohne Textverlust. Innen praktisch fleckenfrei. Alle kupfer in gutem ebenfalls weitgehend fleckenfreien Zustand. Lorenz Heister (1683-1758) gilt als der als Begründer der wissenschaftlichen Chirurgie in Deutschland. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen chirurgische Instrumente und Operationen. Heister war von 1710 bis 1719 Professor an der Universität von Altdorf. 1712 heiratete er Eva Maria Hildebrandt, die Tochter eines Nürnberger Juristen. Siehe auch: ADB XI, 672 ff. NDB VIII, 458 f. Das vorliegende Buch ist einer vereinfachte Ausgabe seines großen Chirurgie-Buches (siehe mein Angebot Nr.: 52523) - hier für Wundärzte und Hebammen. Die zahlreichen Zeichnungen sind wahrscheinlich von Heister selbst, er hatte schon als Kind das Zeichnen gründlich gelernt, und weil er mit den Kupferstichen in seinen ersten Büchern nicht zufrieden war, hat er als Professor in Altdorf noch das Kupferstechen gelernt.**** Besitzereintrag von alter Hand: >Christophorus Fridericus Scheffler. doctor in medicine d. ii. April 1763<. Scheffler wird aufgeführt im Herzoglich-wirtembergisches Adreß-Buch auf d. Jahr 1786 als \"M.D. und Accoucheur\" [= Geburtshelfer] (S. 124) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Hebammenkunst.

      Hirschberg u Liegnitz David Siegert 1756 - 8°. 8 nn. Bll., 620 S., 10 v. 11 nn. Bll. 30 v. 31 Kupf. ( davon 16 gef.). HPgt. Ber. u. fl. Gebr., wasserfl., mehrere Randbemerkungen, 2 Kupf. m. kl. Einrissen. Solider Zustand. Auf Wunsch gerne Foto via e-mail. 0,932 gr.

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        Portraits aller Herren Burger-Meistern, Der Vortrefflichen Republique, Stadt und Vor-Orths Zürichs, Von dem 1336ten biss auf das 1742te Jahr auf eigene Kosten in Kupffer gebracht, und herauss gegeben.

      (Sebastian Walch), Kempten 1756 - Kempten, (Sebastian Walch), 1756. Folio. 24 S. Mit einem allegorischen Frontipiz, einer gestochenen Titelvignette, einer gestochenen Wappenvignette und einer grossen figurativen Eingangsinitiale sowie 60 in der Platte numerierten Kupfer-Portrait-Tafeln in Schabmanier nach J.C. Füssli, gestochen von Valentin Daniel Preissler und Sebastian Walch. Halblederbd. der Zeit über 5 erhabenen Bünden mit Rückenschild. Haller IV,584. - Brun III,418. - Lonchamp 3226. - Thieme/Becker XXXV,68. - Erstausgabe. - Komplettes Portraitwerk des Zürcher Malers und Kunsthistorikers Johann Caspar Füssli (1706-1782), der im Auftrag seines aus Kempten stammenden Schülers Sebastian Walch (1721-1788) die Vorlagen nach den in der Zürcher Stadtbibliothek aufbewahrten Gemälde von Zürcher Bürgermeistern zeichnete. Zusammen mit dem Nürnberger Kupferstecher V.D. Preissler (1717-1765) stach Walch die Portraits in Schabmanier und veröffentlichte sie, ausgestattet mit einer Widmung an die beiden Zürcher Bürgermeister Johann Caspar Escher und Johannes Fries, im Selbstverlag. Beigebunden: Je ein gestochenes Portrait von Joh. Jacob Escher, Johannes Fries (nach J.C. Füssli, gestoch. von J.J. Haid) und Johannes Jacob Leu (nach J.C. Füssli, gest. von V.D. Preissler). (Titelbl. etwas fleckig, sonst nur sehr vereinzelt schwach fleckig. 2 Portrait-Tafeln im unteren Rand eingerissen, ohne das Portrait zu tangieren. Eine Portrait-Tafel mit sauber unterlegtem Einriss). Halblederbd. der Zeit über 5 erhabenen Bünden mit Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Biblia, das ist Die ganze Heil. Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, verdeutscht durch D. Martin Luther. Mit dessen Vorreden, Randglossen, Summarien, und übrigen gewöhnlichen Zusätzen begleitet, und mit symbolischen Kupfern, und einer Einleitung und Erklärung derselben, mit grosser Schrift ausgefertigt.

      Regensburg, Zunkel 1756. 8 Bll., VIII, 44 S., 2 Bll., 1116, 309 S., 5 Bll.. Mit 2 Titelvignetten (Druckermarke und Ansicht von Regensburg) und 5 Kupfertafeln von Joh. Georg Pintz, Jerem. Wachsmuth und Jacob Wangner nach Gottfr. Eichler. Ganz-Pergament d. Z. auf Holzdeckeln. Marmorierter Schnitt. Durchgehend sauberer Druck. Papier weitgehend fleckenfrei. Frontispiz mit Riss am unteren Prägerand, ohne Papierverlust. Insgesamt sehr gut erhaltenes ExemplarVersandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Sammlung vermischter Schriften. Erster (und) Zweyter Theil.

      Leipzig Weidmann 1756 - XII, 316 S. (durchgehend paginiert). Mit zahlr. Holzschnittvignetten. Leder d. Zt. m. Rückenvergoldung. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe. - WG. 20. - Die Herausgabe der Schriften, zu der Gellert sich nur sehr widerwillig bereit erklärte (vgl. die Vorrede), war seine Reaktion auf eine gegen seinen Willen in Frankfurt veranlaßte Veröffentlichung einer Auswahl seiner Beiträge in den "Belustigungen des Verstandes und des Witzes". Diese Beiträge liegen hier in von Gellert überarbeiteter Form vor, einige neue sind dazugekommen. - Unter Gellerts Beteiligung wurde ein Neudruck mit Textkorrekturen und abweichender Paginierung angefertigt, datiert ebenfalls 1756. - Angebunden: Ders. Geistliche Oden und Lieder. Leipzig Weidmann 1757. XXIV, 160 S., 2 Bll. Mit zahlreichen Holzschnittvignetten. - Erste Ausgabe. - WG. 21. - Einband gering bestoßen u. etwas beschabt, unteres Kapital abgestoßen, leicht, vereinzelt stärker gebräunt, gering, stellenweise stärker fleckig, ein Blatt mit Randausriß, Rückentitel: Gellerts Schriften 3. Band. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dictionnaire des théâtres de Paris, contenant toutes les pièces qui ont été représentées jusqu'à présent sur les différents théâtres françois, et sur celui de l'Académie royale de musique, les extraits de celles qui ont été jouées par les Comédiens italiens, depuis leur rétablissement en 1716, ainsi que des opéra-comiques, et principaux spectacles des foires Saint-Germain et Saint-Laurent. Des faits anecdotes sur les auteurs qui ont travaillé pour ces théâtres, et sur les principaux acteurs, actrices, danseurs, danseuses, compositeurs de ballets, dessinateurs, peintres de ces spectacles, etc [Par les frères François et Claude Parfaict et Godin d'Abguerbe.] Tome premier [- septième]. 7 Bde.

      Paris, Lambert 1756ff. - Barbier I, 971-942. - Edition originale. - Kl.8°. Hübsche Lederbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. (Teils leichte Gebrauchsspuren). Nur leicht stockfleckig, dekorative Reihe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Zoologie, Jagd

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

      A. Millar, London: 1756 - 1 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&#146;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&#146;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." &#150; Todhunter. A very full account of the above third edition will be found in Todhunter&#146;s History of the theory of probability. "De Moivre&#146;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&#146;s theorem by the aid of Sterling&#146;s theorem". &#150; Cajori. Theodore Porter (UCLA) writes that De Moivre introduced the astronomer&#146;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; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE PENNSYLVANIA TOWN AND COUNTRY-MAN'S ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1757

      Germantown: C. Sower, Jun., 1756. Stitched. Light toning and soiling. Very good plus. In a folding cloth case, gilt leather label. One of the earliest of Germantown almanacs, and a charming example of the almanac genre. The title page contains lovely primitive woodcuts of a town with men making star observations from the church steeples; on the lower part of the title a farmer plows a field while squirrels and birds frolic around. Rare. EVANS 7803. DRAKE 9784.

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        Kurzer Unterricht in der Artillerie-Wissenschaft, Zu Ernst- und Lust-Feuer-Werken. Der Artillerie-Wissenschaft erste Verabtheilung, handlende von dem Ernst-Feuer-Werk. Der Artillerie-Wissenschaft zweyte Verabtheilung, handlende von dem Lust-Feuer-Werk (ab Seite 245).

      Zürich, David Geßner 1756. Dritte und vermehrte Auflage. 20,5 x 13,2 cm (Oktav). Doppelblattgroßes gestochenes Frontispiz, XII, 279, (1) Seiten mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette und einer gestochenen Kopfvignette (beide von Salomon Gessner) und 10 gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Leder der Zeit mit goldenem Rückentitel auf hellbraunem Schildchen. Einband etwas berieben, Rücken ein wenig spröde und rissig. Papier durchgehend etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig. Alte handschriftliche Notizen bzw. Berechnungen auf dem hinteren fliegenden Vorsatz. Jähns II, S. 1621: \"Es diente in deutschen Militärschulen auch noch während der zweiten Hälfte des Jahrhunderts zum Unterrichte, obgleich die Beweise der Sätze darin fehlen\". Philip, Bibliography of Firework Books, S. 156. Die Tafeln zeigen Kanonen und Details von Kanonen und Zubehör sowie ballistische Kurven. Keine Abbildungen zum Abschnitt Lustfeuerwerkerei. 18. Jahrhundert, Ballistik, Militaria / Militär / Militärgeschichte, Pyrotechnik / Feuerwerk / fireworks, Technik, Waffen

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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. [etc] In Two Volumes.

      Printed for J Knapton ; C Hitch and L Hawes ; A Millar ; R and J Dodsley ; and M and T Longman 1756 - The title continues " Abstracted from the Folio Edition, by Samuel Johnson, A.M. To which is prefixed A Grammar of the English Language.". Cr. 8vo, c. 7.75 x 5 inches. Unpaginated, c. 400 pages in each volume, hardbacks in full, reversed leather with blind double lined ruled borders on front and back boards, simple blind rulings on spine to delineate panels with red leather label containing the title in gilt, all edges colour sprinkled. Condition - Good plus ; Vol 1. - preliminaries a little soiled and foxed, all pages tanned but much diminished in main text block, faint pencil inscription on front flyleaf ("Thomas Str.[?] Hartas") , front hinge very neatly repaired with Japanese paper , back hinge split but still remains very secure : Vol 2. front flyleaf a little soiled and foxed, the title page (ever present ?) and the first section (comprised of page groups 4A and 4B) is missing, thus vol 2 begins with definitions of 'LEE' on page group 4C , same ownership inscription on flyleaf, front inner hinge repaired, as vol. 1, and back hinge intact and very secure. Both volumes bound in full, reversed leather, ie. soft surface outermost with red leather title labels (see images - though the appearance in life is generally better than that taken with the camera, which seems to enhance blemishes) ; corners rubbed and bent but not split, the backs show some wear a various marks but still of sound appearance, back exterior hinges intact ; spines complete and lightly soiled, title labels complete with bright gilt, the volume numbers 1 and 2 have tooled in to a panel on each spine and in the panels beneath the letters 'K' and 'L' have been neatly handwritten in ink (to denote the end letter of vol. 1 and the beginning letter of vol. 2) ; fronts again show general wear with some minor marking . A very sound set, though volume 2 lacks the first section, of the first octavo edition (issued a year after, and abstracted from, the folio 1st edition) with the text in two columns per page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Raccolta milanese dell'anno 1756 [-1757].

      nella Stamperia di Antonio Agnelli, [1756-1757]., In Milano, - 2 volumi in-4° (cm. 22,6), legature in cartonato d'attesa con titolo ms. su etichette al dorso; carte in ottimo stato. Tutto il pubblicato di un'interessante idea editoriale che precedeva di dieci anni il Caffè dei Verri. L'Agnelli si cimentava in una battaglia culturale insieme ai Trasformati, illuministi a metà che aprivano con moderazione ai temi della vita contemporanea. La Raccolta «si distribuiva un foglio per settimana, e vari opuscoli di viventi, e di morti autori contiene» [Annali letterarj d'Italia, Modena 1762, p. 185]. Pur tuttavia i Trasformati si offesero delle critiche de recensori [Memorie per servire alla storia letteraria, Venezia 1756, VIII, 29] e mollarono l'Agnelli, che per l'anno successivo fece da sé: «Sono venuto in determinazione di non defraudare il pubblico di alcune opericciuole» [p.(3)]. Cfr. R. Martinoni, Un foglio erudito lombardo del Settecento. La Raccolta milanese (1756-1757), in Archivio Storico Lombardo CXVII (1991) pp. 203-257. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Histoire generale des Huns, des Turcs, des Mogols, et des autres Tartares occidentaux, &c. avant et depuis Jésus-Christ jusqu'a present : precedee d'une introduction contenant des tables chronol. & historiques des princes qui ont regne dans l'Asie (4 volume set)

      

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        The Iliad in Greek:] Tes tou Homerou Iliados

      In aedibus academicis, excudebant R. et A. Foulis, Glasguae 1756 - 2 volumes, demy folio, pp. xi, [1], 312; [4], 333, [3]; without the general title page in volume I ("rarely found"); contemporary full calf, red and blue morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines; joints barely starting; very good and sound. Edited by James Moor and George Muirhead. Engraved bookplate of Sir Archibald Grant of Monymoske. The Odyssey wasn't published until 1758, although Gaskell includes it as part of his entry for Homer's Works. The book was also issued in a smaller foolscap folio format. See Gaskell 319. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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