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        Satyrische und ernsthafte Schriften von Dr.Jonatan Swift

      ohne Druck (Zürich Orell), Hamburg und Leipzig 1756 - Erste deutsche Swift Gesamtausgabe in 8 Bänden in 4 gebunden (so vollständig). 8 gest.Titelvig. und 13 Kupfern von Salomon Gessner. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Titel und Bandbeschriftung. Innen sehr sauberes Exemplar auf gutem festen Papier. Sehr selten als vollständiges Exemplar in einheitlicher Bindung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mahrenholz]
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        Uberlingische Belagerung. Das ist: Abdruck-Schreibens an die Römische Kayserliche Majestät Ferdinandum II. von Burgermeister und Rath des H. Rö. Reichs-Stadt Uberlingen abgangen. Darinnen ausführlich berichtet wird, Mit was Macht und Gewalt Gustav Horn, schwedischer Feld-Marschall, den 23. April 1634. Jahres ermelte Stadt angefallen, beschossen, gestürmet und den 16. May wieder verlassen müssen / [Johann Heinrich von Pflaumern].,

      [S.l.], 1756 (Costantz : Labhart), - 40 S., Zustand: altersentsprechend etwas deutliche Gebrauchsspuren, aussen berieben und bestossen, mit einigen Griffspuren u. Randläsuren, teils etwas altersfleckig, sonst altersgemäß ordentliche Erhaltung. Altdeutsch / Frakturschrift; Uberlingische Belagerung. Das ist: Abdruck-Schreibens an die Römische Kayserliche Majestät Ferdinandum II. von Burgermeister und Rath des H. Rö. Reichs-Stadt Uberlingen abgangen. Darinnen ausführlich berichtet wird, Mit was Macht und Gewalt Gustav Horn, schwedischer Feld-Marschall, den 23. April 1634. Jahres ermelte Stadt angefallen, beschossen, gestürmet und den 16. May wieder verlassen müssen / [Johann Heinrich von Pflaumern]. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 520 19,5 cm, Broschiert, Softcover/Paperback, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peda]
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        Abhandlung von den Demanten und Perlen worinnen ihr Vorzug nebst den Regeln ihren wahren Werth zu bestimmen, untersuchet, die rechte Methode sie zu schneiden gezeiget, und zugleich viele seltene und sowohl für Kaufleute als Reisende nützliche Anmerkungen mitgetheilet werden. Mit- Titelvignette, Zierleisten, Kopf- u. Schlußwignetten u. 10 Kupfern auf Sondertafeln.

      Danzig: Georg Marcus Knoch 1756 - PBd.der Zeit auf Holzdecken, [13], 106 S., 24 S., Tafeln, kl. 8°. Pappbezug etwas beschmutzt berieben u. mit Verlust eingerissen – geringe Wurmfraßspuren. Erste Seiten incl. Titelblatt teilweise gelöst, sonst frisches u. gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Selten * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        The Wooden World Dissected in the Character of a Ship of War, as Also the Characters of All the Officers, from the Captain to the Common Sailor

      London, 1756. A controversial and somewhat jaundiced account of the Royal Navy of the day, first published in 1707. It went to many editions in the 18th century but all are extremely scarce. 124pp. with contemporary full calf and marbled end papers. Ned Ward (1667-1731) was a Grub Street writer whose main claim to fame was as the writer of the London Spy. Some of his other obscure titles include 'Female Policy Detected, or the Arts of a Designing Woman laid open' and 'A Vade Mecum for Malt Worms'. . Seventh Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. 140x90mm.

      [Bookseller: Wadard Books]
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        Histoire generale des Huns, des Turcs, des Mogols, et des autres Tartares occidentaux, &c. avant et depuis Jesus-Christ jusqu'a present. precedee d'une introduction contenant des tables chronol. & historiques des princes qui ont regne dans l'Asie; ouvrage tire des livres chinois, & des manuscrits orientaux de la Bibliotheque du Roi.

      Paris, Desaint & Saillant 1756-58.. 4 Teile in 5 Bänden. 26 x 20 cm. CXVIII, 471; 8, XCV, 522; VIII, 272, 292; VIII, 542; VII, 517, [1] S. Zeitgenössisches marmoriertes Ganzleder mit je zwei Lederrückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Einbände berieben und bestossen, Rücken an Kopf und Schwanz ausgefranzt, Aussengelenke bei zwei Bd. teilweise gerissen. Band 1/1 Lage a in sich verbunden. Papier mäßig gebräunt, vereinzelt fleckig. Alle Bände mit kalligraphischem Namensstempel "Gillet" auf den Titelblättern. Suite des Memoires de l'Academie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.. Fromm II, 276. Brunet II, 567-568 : "Ouvrage tres estime et dont les exemplaires ne sont pas communs". Mit einem umfangreichen Generalregister über alle Bände in Bd. 4, S. 377-517.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        DAMASUS ET LAURENTIUS

      - Damasus et Laurentius Hispanis Asserti et Vindicati. Dissertatio Historica.- Romae. Ex Typographia Iosephi et Philippi de Rubeis, M. DCC. LVI (1756); en 4º mayor holandesa, 10 hojas de preliminares incluida portada con viñeta grabada, 176 pp. 2 láminas plegadas y algunas viñetas grabadas en el texto. Taladros de polilla en parte blanca de algunas hojas. Palau 219815.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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        Ernstliche Kurzweil für die Zenonische Gesellschaft der Machiavelischen Staatsklüglern, deren Wissenschaft aufgeblaset; [.] deren Abgott der Bauch; [.] deren End das Verderben; [.] in welcher das edle Paar Gebrüdrichen der Atheismus und Deismus als nächste Anverwandte des Machiavels samt einem Auszug des Versuches schweizerischer Gedichter D. A. Hallers dem Sileno als Riesenschrecker geopfert werden von P. F. Sennenzwickel.,

      Augsburg-Innsbruck, Joseph Wolff, 1756. - Erste u. einzige Ausgabe dieser sehr seltenen einzigen gedruckten Schrift des Salzburger Franziskaners F. Sennenzwickel, über den keine näheren Angaben bekannt sind. - Tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar. - Meusel XIII, 130. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 350 8°. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten u. -Initialen. 8 Bll., 224 S., Mod. marmor. Ppbd. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        OFFICIO DELLA B V MARIA PER TUTTI I TEMPI DELL' ANNO, con le dichiarazioni, e spiegazioni dell' Abate Alessandro Mazzinelli Dedicato Alli Gloriosissimi Santi Gioacchino, ed Anna

      Rome: G. and G.G. Salvioni, 1756. Some rubbing to the joints and edges from the the tightness of the original gilt-tooled slipcase, still present. 8vo. iv, (20), 408p. Engraved frontispiece and 13 engraved plates by Allet, Frey, Frezza and Waterhout, after Joseph Passarus. Bound in contemporary marbled calf, the spine with gilt floral designs in the panels, the covers decorated with elaborate and lavish enameled decoration in interlacing straps of red and green, forming compartments filled with cross-hatch and scale enameled designs, richly gilt tooling covering both sides, all edges gilt and with painted interlaced designs on the gilt, marbled endpapers. "As A. R. A. Hobson has pointed out, these brightly tooled bindings with their brilliant fore-edge decoration are on a number of books printed at Rome in the 1740's and '50's and apparently were promoted by the firm of the Salvioni, who printed some books for the Vatican." (Miner. History of Bookbinding 525-1950 A.D., p. 209, no. 523.) Some were apparently produced for the Italian tourist trade, probably for travelers on the Grand Tour. Cortland Bishop Sale 1948, lot 232. A fine and rare example of a Salvioni binding with the leather bookplate of Cortland Bishop and a paper bookplate of the College of the Holy Names, Oakland.

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        Observations on the Ancient and Present State of the Islands of Scilly, and their importance to the Trade of Great-Britain

      Oxford: Printrf by W. Jackson, 1756. (iv); 140 pages. Large folding map, 3 folding plates including large panoramic plate of St. Marys (this highly decorative plate is sometimes missing), engraving in text. Contemporary calf, recently restored at the corners and neatly rebacked. Text nice and crisp. Kress, 5494. Boase & Courtney, 34. This important early comprehensive survey of the Islands, was reviewed in the May issue of the Literary Magazine in the year of it's publication, by no lesser figure than Dr. Johnson. First Ed. Very Good. 4to.. Book.

      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
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        CONQUETE DE L'ISLE DE MINORQUE PAR LES FRANÇAIS OU JOURNAL HISTORIQUE DE CETTE EXPEDITION PAR MER & PER TERRE

      - 1756, 8º piel, 2 h.+VII+180 págs, (Cortes pintados). Relación rarísima de esta expedición marítima, armada en Marsella en 1756, y llevada victoriosamente hasta la toma de la ciudadela de "Port-Mahon", frente a los Ingleses

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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        Nouvelles Observations Phisyques et Pratiques sur le Jardinage et l'Art de Planter, Avec le Calandrier des jardiniers: Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois de Bradley, enrichi de Figures en taille-douce. Tome I. & II. [in 2 volumes]

      Published by Paulus-Du-Mesnil, Nyon, Simeon-Prosper Hardy, Paris 1756 - , xxxvi, 358, [2], & xvi, 510 pages, with frontispiece and 4 folding plates in volume 1, 2 folding plates in volume 2 First French Edition , joints partially cracked but holding, slight loss at head and tail of spines, previous owner's bookplate at front pastedowns, light water stains to some pages in volume 1, otherwise internally clean, books in good condition , full mottled calf, gilt titles and decoration to spine, marbled edges and endpapers 12mo, 17.5 x 10.5 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        Die Propheten nebst denen Büchern, so man Apocrypha nennet

      Gotha: Heinrich Hansche, 1756. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Undated ca. 1756. Full contemporary calf, hinges splitting but binding more or less sound. Scattered foxing and minor stains, early pages soiled, a few old library marks including to the spine. Old manuscript note on the front pastedown, a few marginal notes in pencil. 474pp. A fine edition of the prophets and Apocrypha with commentary and a lovely extra engraved title. Attractively typeset in two columns. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Inventory No: 044602.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Kurzer Unterricht in der Artillerie-Wissenschaft, zu Ernst- und Lust-Feuer-Werken Dritte und vermehrte Auflage

      Zürich, David Geßner 1756.. Mit gest. gefalt. Frontispiz (allerdings zum Schluss gebunden), je 1 gest. Titel- u. Kopfvignette v. Salomon Gessner und 10 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. XXII, 279 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. und 2 farb. Rückenschildern. Jähns II, 1621. Philip, Firework Books, V.050.2. - "Auf den unmittelbaren Tagesgebrauch berechnetes Handbuch. Es diente in den deutschen Militärschulen auch noch während der 2. Hälfte des 19 Jhdts. zum Unterrichte" (Jähns), in dieser 3. Auflage erstmals mit der "Zweyten Verabtheilung" (S. 245 ff.), die vom Lust-Feuerwerk handelt. - Das Standardwerk der Artillerie-Ausbildung in der Schweiz des 18. Jahrhunderts. Vogel (1671-1753) wurde zuerst Bäcker, dann Ingenieur und Artillerieoffizier, später Zeughausinspektor in Zürich. - Gering berieben, sehr gutes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Anweisung zum verbesserten chirurgischen Verbande

      G A Lange, Berlin, 1756, Full-Leather, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, Leather covers, bands and gilt decorations and titles to spine. Marbled stuckdowns, red page edges. Front free endpaper, blank endpaper, leaf with frontis, leaf with title page, 11 leaves of introductory pages, 244pp, plus 14 foldout plates with 101 illustrations of bandages and bandaging, blank endpaper, back free endpaper. "Instructions for improved surgical bandages" is written in the German language. The book has a little rubbing to covers, some chips to the marbled endpaper where it covers the hinges, a few creased corners and the remnants of a small circular sticker to a back endpaper but is in overall very good condition, binding tight.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        Lebensbeschreibungen Aller Herren Geistlichen

      Nurnberg - Christoph Melchior Roth], 1756 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Abeautifully engraved collection of portraits of the priests of St Lorenz, Nuremburg. Portraits include Jacob Lechner, Nicolaus Haeker and Paullus-Piggel. The portraits depict priests who lived in the 16th to 18th Centuries. With a bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: In a paper covered binding. Externally, sound with wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        "A series of dissertations on some elegant and very valuable Anglo-Saxon remains. I. A gold coin … II. A silver coin … IV. A jewel in the Bodleyan Library. V. Second thoughts on Ld. Pembroke's coin … with a preface, wherein the question, whether the Saxons coined any gold or not, is candidly debated with Mr. North"

      London: J. Whiston and B. White. 1756. "First edition, 4to, pp. [2], xi, [1], [13]-42; engraved frontispiece; bound with: Pettingal, John. A dissertation upon the tascia, or legend on the British coins of Cunobelin and others. London, 1763, pp. [2], 9; engraved plate; bound with: [Webb, Philip Carteret.] A short account of some particulars concerning Domes-Day Book, with a view to promote its being published. By a member of the Society of Antiquaries… London, 1756, pp. [2], 21; bound with: [Webb, P.C.] A short account of Danegeld: with some further particulars relating to Will. the Conqueror's survey… London, 1756, pp. [2], 38 (leaf F1 missigned and out of order); bound with: Pettingal, John. The Latin inscription on the copper table discovered in the year 1732, near Heraclea, in the Bay of Tarentum, in Magna Graecia… London, 1760, pp. 9; folding engraved frontispiece; bound with: Webb, P.C. An account of a copper table containing two inscriptions, in the Greek and Latin tongues… London, 1760, pp. 10; 3 engraved plates (1 folding, 1 double-p., one a repeat of that in the previous); bound with: Reponse de Monsieur Needham de la Société Royale des Sciences … aux deux lettres de Monsieur Bartoli, antiquaire de S. M. le Roi de Sardaigne [drop-title], Turin: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1762, pp. [2], 18; 2 tables and 1 folding engraved plate; all in a speckled calf binding, neatly rebacked. With the exception of the first and last, all ordered to be printed by the Society of Antiquaries of London. Webb's Short Account of …the Domes-Day Book is of some interest as he took a leading role in getting the manuscript published, even though it wasn't until 1783 that the edition finally appeared."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books ]
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        OBSERVATIONS SUR LES TITRES des droits de justice, des fiefs, des cens, des gens mariés et des successions, de la coutume du comté de bourgogne; avec des traités à l'usage de la même province.

      - Besançon, Jos Daclin, 1756, 21x26. Reliure en plein veau marron. Dos à 5 nerfs finement décoré de motifs dorés. Pièce de titre en maroquin bordeau. Triple encadrement des plats à froid. Quelques accros à la reliure, et manques aux coiffes. Intérieur propre et sans rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Work for the Bellman, or an Hue & Cry after A.B.

      London May 20 1756 - Broadside, oblong folio, engraved, minor damage at three corners and a little at lower edge, the whole laid down on a semi stiff sugar paper backing sheet. Exceedingly rare. A Satire on the repercussions to Admiral Byng after his failure to attack the French Fleet in the Mediteranean. The illustration shows the leading ships of the English Fleet approaching the French Fleet off Minorca. On the leading English ship a Bellman is proclaiming "Oh yes. Oh yes. Oh yes. Any manner of Persons, Fish, Flesh or Fowl that Can give any tale or Tidings of A.B. who was lately seen in a very Dangerous Place noted for Rovers, Pirates & Robbers. ".BM. No. 3352

      [Bookseller: A. R. Heath Rare Books]
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        PRACTICA CRIMINAL, INSTRUCCION (NUEVA UTIL) DE SUBSTANCIAR LAS CAUSAS, CON DISTINCION de lo que particularmente parece se debe observar, asi en los Consejos, y Sala, como en otros Tribunales superiores, y en los inferiores de Jueces Pesquisidores, y Ordinarios, por los Escrivanos a quienes suelen cometerse, en que se notan muchas de las dificultades, que se ofrecen en el todo, y en parte de ellas

      - Madrid, imp. de Juan Muñoz, 1756, 30x21 cm., holandesa, 8 h.+354 págs.+ 29 h.

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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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, Pierre Mortier, 1756. - 12mo. XXXIX+(IX)+312 pp. With engr. frontisp. (portrait), fold. chart (bay & city of Rio de Janairo in 1711) & 5 fold. plates (ships in battle). Lists of officers. Complete. Hardcover. Contemp. full calf, gilt spine with raised bands, title label. Good. (Lower part of front joint split, top of spine & corners sl. dam.; early owner's inscr. on endp.; occas. sl. browned/waterst.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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        "A series of dissertations on some elegant and very valuable Anglo-Saxon remains. I. A gold coin … II. A silver coin … IV. A jewel in the Bodleyan Library. V. Second thoughts on Ld. Pembroke's coin … with a preface, wherein the question, whether the Saxons coined any gold or not, is candidly debated with Mr. North"

      London: J. Whiston and B. White. 1756. "First edition, 4to, pp. [2], xi, [1], [13]-42; engraved frontispiece; bound with: Pettingal, John. A dissertation upon the tascia, or legend on the British coins of Cunobelin and others. London, 1763, pp. [2], 9; engraved plate; bound with: [Webb, Philip Carteret.] A short account of some particulars concerning Domes-Day Book, with a view to promote its being published. By a member of the Society of Antiquaries… London, 1756, pp. [2], 21; bound with: [Webb, P.C.] A short account of Danegeld: with some further particulars relating to Will. the Conqueror's survey… London, 1756, pp. [2], 38 (leaf F1 missigned and out of order); bound with: Pettingal, John. The Latin inscription on the copper table discovered in the year 1732, near Heraclea, in the Bay of Tarentum, in Magna Graecia… London, 1760, pp. 9; folding engraved frontispiece; bound with: Webb, P.C. An account of a copper table containing two inscriptions, in the Greek and Latin tongues… London, 1760, pp. 10; 3 engraved plates (1 folding, 1 double-p., one a repeat of that in the previous); bound with: Reponse de Monsieur Needham de la Société Royale des Sciences … aux deux lettres de Monsieur Bartoli, antiquaire de S. M. le Roi de Sardaigne [drop-title], Turin: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1762, pp. [2], 18; 2 tables and 1 folding engraved plate; all in a speckled calf binding, neatly rebacked. With the exception of the first and last, all ordered to be printed by the Society of Antiquaries of London. Webb's Short Account of …the Domes-Day Book is of some interest as he took a leading role in getting the manuscript published, even though it wasn't until 1783 that the edition finally appeared."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Essai sur la manière de perfectionner l'espèce humaine.

      Paris, Vincent, 1756 - 2 vol. in-12; T.I: XVII, (3), 433, (3) pp.; T.II: IV, 476 pp., pleine basane de l'époque, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées, coiffes usées, dos un peu fendillé, quelques galeries de ver avec atteinte de la pièce de titre du tome II, coins émoussés, intérieur en bon état (quelques rousseurs). Seule édition ancienne, très rare. Ouvrage traitant de la procréation, de la période de gestation puis des soins physiques et de l'éducation spirituelle à donner à l'enfant. Vandermonde examine les moyens de perfectionner l'espèce humaine , ce qui en fait un précurseur de l'eugénisme ("puisque l'on est parvenu à perfectionner la race des chevaux, des chiens, pourquoi ne ferait-on aucune tentative sur l'espèce humaine ?"). Vandermonde pose ainsi la question du mélange des races et des populations. Selon Bayle et Thillaye " il était d'autant plus en état de donner quelque valeur à cette opinion, qu'il était lui-même le produit d'un pareil croisement, et bel homme". Vandermonde déconseille l'allaitement maternel, considérant le lait comme "un abrégé des vices et des infirmités de la mère". Selon René Sand,"sauf dans ce domaine, Vandermonde donne d"excellents conseils sur l"éducation des enfants". Charles Augustin Vandermonde (1727-1762), né à Macao, vint à Paris, où il fit ses études de médecine. Il professa la chirurgie à la Faculté de Paris et devint censeur royal. cf. A. Carol, Histoire de l'eugénisme en France, p. 19, 150, 298 ; G. Barroux, Philosophie, maladie et médecine au XVIIIe siècle, pp. 317-320 ; R. Sand, Vers la médecine sociale, pp. 142-143. ; Bayle & Thillaye, Biographie médicale, II, pp. 522-524 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des Navigations aux Terres Australes. Contenant ce que l'on scait des m?urs & des productions des Contrées découvertes jusqu'à ce jour; & où il est traité de l'utilité d'y faire de plus amples découvertes, & des moyens d'y former un établissement

      Paris: chez Durand, 1756. Two volumes, quarto, with seven folding maps, complete with errata leaves, and with the additional series of asterisked leaves (volume I, pp. 437*-450*); contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments between raised bands, double red & green labels, red edges, marbled endpapers; bookplates; in very good condition. The great French study of the South Seas. A fine copy of this important work: 'An extremely important and thorough collection of voyages, and one of the outstanding works relating to the early history of Australasia' (Hill). This is an especially large copy (measuring 285 x 210 mm.), with extremely generous margins, and probably represents a Large Paper issue: interestingly, the four leaves consisting of pages 401-408 have been made up to size from an example of the regular issue by extending their margins to match: they illustrate the substantial difference between the size of a regular copy and this special version. We have not handled a copy of this size before.De Brosses' book is one of the most important general works dealing with early voyages to the Pacific, which aimed to stimulate French discovery and colonisation of the South Seas. It contains an account of all voyages to the south, beginning with the second Vespucci expedition of 1502 and going up to 1747, including the voyages of Magellan, Drake, Schouten, Tasman and others. Edward Gibbon applauded the care and 'singular diligence' of de Brosses as an editor, and the text was later silently used as the basis for Callander's highly influential Terra Australis Cognita of 1766-8 (in this form it had much to do with British plans for colonial expansion by transportation). 'Extremely important. Here de Brosses suggests that France should colonise Australia, virtually predicting the basis of its final settlement by maintaining that the colonisation should be by France's 'foundlings, beggars and criminals'. This is somewhat scarce, but with patience copies can still be obtained', wrote Rodney Davidson in 1970; the book is nowadays actually quite rare on the market. This copy is complete with the additional "asterisk leaves", so-called because they are numbered 437*-450*: containing an article "Sur les découvertes des Hollandais dans l'Australasie", with details of the discoveries of the Dutch in Australasia, they are not always present. The maps include those of Australia, New Guinea, and northeastern Australia which make the book particularly significant.

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

      London: J. & R. Dodsley, 1756. First edition, with half-title. 8vo. [2], xl, 536 pp. Contemporary speckled calf, spine brittle, hinges starting and lightly shellacked, boards rubbed, bookplate, offsetting to endpapers, small contemporary note to head of title page, internally clean. 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)237714

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        Abhandlung vom Krebs worinnen die Ursachen desselben untersucht und zwey bisher geheim gehaltene Mittel zu dessen Heilung bekandt gemacht werden.

      Frankfurt am Main, Johann Gottlieb Garbe, 1756. - 62, (2) SS. Halblederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe; von großer Seltenheit: Blake und Wellcome kennen nur die Neuausgabe von 1764 unter dem veränderten Titel "Sammlung merckwürdiger Abhandlungen vom Krebs worinnen die Ursachen desselben untersucht und zwey bisher geheim gehaltene Mittel zu dessen Heilung bekandt gemacht werden", die daher oft fälschlich als Erstausgabe bezeichnet wird. Hauptwerk des Darmstädter Pfarrerssohns J. P. Berchelmann (1718-83), der in Gießen Medizin studierte, wo er 1764 Amtsarzt und Hessen-Darmstädtischer Leibarzt wurde. Kein Exemplar auf deutschen Auktionen der letzten Jahrzehnte. - Am hinteren Vorsatzblatt zeitgenöss. hs. Inhaltsverzeichnis. Hinterer Innendeckel und hintere Vorsätze mit unbedeutender Wurmspur, sonst sehr ansprechendes Exemplar. Engelmann 52. Hirsch I, 403. Nicht bei Blake, Wellcome, Waller etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THEATRE DE LA GUERRE DANS LES PAYS BAS DEDIE AU ROY.

      1756 - Tall octavo 10x5 inches, HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN FULL PERIOD CALF, gilt floral tooling and period endpapers, small blemish to the bottom back corner but the binding in good condition. Engraved rococo title and general map on one sheet, and 14 folding engraved maps numbered 2-15. 2nd engraved title and general map on one sheet- Carte Nouvelle du Duche de Brabant et Provinces Voisines, and 24 folding maps numbered 17 to 40. THUS A TOTAL TO TWO TITLES AND 40 MAPS. Map number 40 is a bit wrinkled and laid down otherwise a very good copy in a lovely period binding. ATLAS HOLLAND AND BELGIUM. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Marien Reginen Krügerin gebohrenen Rühlemannin Schreiben an den Herrn Professor Carl Anton darinnen bewiesen wird, daß es einen ewigen Juden gebe.

      Halle und Helmstedt, Hemmerde, 1756.. 32 S. Rückenbroschur.. Engel, Faustschriften 2294; Wambach, Ahasver und Kafka, S. 22; Neubaur, Die Sage vom ewigen Juden (2. verb. Aufl. 1893), S. 22 ff. - Satirische Besprechung des im selben Jahr erschienenen Werkes "Lepidam fabulam de Judaeo immortali" des Hallenser Professors C. Anton (die amüsanten Einzelheiten über seinen Titel bei Neubaur Anm. 53). - Die Satire präsumiert das angebliche Treffen der Autorin mit Ahasver, der ja deshalb auch existieren müsse - sie habe ihn ja selbst gesehen. Es folgt eine ausführliche Beschreibung - bis auf die Manschetten. Bei der Autorenangabe dürfte es sicher um ein leider nicht zu lüftendes Pseudonym handeln. Das in der entsprechenden Literatur als "Brief der Krügerin" eingegangene Werk wird schon von Neubaur als "sehr selten geworden" bezeichnet, heute ist es praktisch unauffindbar.

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        Reisen durch das Königreich Schweden, welche auf Befehl der hohen Obrigkeit zur Verbesserung der Naturkunde, Haushaltungs- und Arzneykunst von ihm angestellt.... Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt.

      Leipzig, G. Kiesewetter, 1756. 8vo (202 x 120mm). pp. (32), 336, with 1 large folded engraved map 'Charta über das Herzogthum Schonen' and 2 engraved plates. Contemporary red boards, spine with gilt lettering (top of spine a bit rubbed). First German translation of 'Skånska Resa' published in 1751."Linnaeus' research work during his mature years began with trips to various Swedish provinces. By order of the parlement, which wanted an inventory of all natural resources of the country, during three summers in the 1740's Linnaeus travelled through selected areas to describe them and to search for dyestuff, minerals, clay and other economically useful substances. His reports of these expeditions were published as 'Ölandska och gothländska resa' (1745), 'Västgöta resa' (1747) and 'Skånska resa' (1751), all written in Swedish. Nothing escaped his attention on his travels on horseback - plants and insects, ruinic stones and other ancient remnants, farmers working in the fields and meadows, the changes in the weather" (DSB).//Soulsby 213.

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        The History of the Island of Minorca. [Menorca]

      L. Davis, and C. Reymers., London. 1756 - The Second Edition with large additions by the Author. John Armstrong, Engineer in ordinary to his Majesty. 8vo. xxiv, 264pp.[light spotting]. Complete copy with folding engraved frontispiece map of the Island. four folding plates. contemporary gilt ruled calf, front joint firm but worn, no label. Fine contemporary Armorial Book-plate C.W.H Sotheby. [Sothebys]. A Good Copy of a scarce title.

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        Ytterligare Tilokning af Ritningar pa Waninghus, sextio af sten ochTiuguaf Trad

      Stockholm: Tryckt uti Kongl. Tryckeriet, hos Directeuren Pet. Momma., 1756. Signature of Carl Carlberg dated 1769 on front pastedown and title page. Contemporary paste paper boards with roan spine and corners. Covers quite rubbed, small piece of leather missing from top and bottom of spine. Small piece cut out from title page where a signature used to be ? Internally overall condition is very good +. 4to. 50 pp. of text plus 26 full double page engraved plates printed 1 side only plus 1 folding table. The plates are numbered XXVI - LI. The plates are by Olaf Johan Wijnblad and Jacob Gillberg. This is actually the second part of Carl Wijnblad's (1705-1768) Ritningar pa fyratio vaningshus af sten, och trettio af trad..... published the previous year 1755 and which was illustrated with plates I - XXV. The 26 plates in this second part are of building facades, architectural details including doorways and gates as well as architectural plans including floor plans for a variety of building types. . The folding table lists the building materials needed. OCLC shows holdings only for a 1993 reprint. No copy for sale on the NET.

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        Viaggio attorno al mondo fatto negli anni MDCCXL. I. II. III. IV dal Signore Giorgio Anson.

      Gio Paolo Fantechi e comp. 1756 - In 4° (26 x 18,5). Pp. XVI+426. Con un bel ritratto inciso su rame, vignetta incisa al titolo e una bella carta geografica ripiegata f.t. Insignificante goretta al margine interno degli ultimi fogli ma bellesemplare ampio con barbe e fresco in legatura coeva cartonato rustico. Titolo ms. su tassello in carta al dorso. Rara prima traduzione italiana, curata dal letterato inglese Hambly Pope, della relazione sul viaggio attorno al mondo condotto dal celebrato ammiraglio britannico George Anson sulla goletta "Il Centurione". Rare edition in Italian of the account of travel made by George Anson around the world. A pleasant copy, with all margins in old contemporary boards, title manuscript on piece of paper at spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of colonial northeastern Canada): Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada.Terre-Neuve.Nouvelle Ecosse Acadie.T. Conrad Lotter Graveur et Geogr.

      Tobias Conrad Lotter and Albrecht Karl Seutter, Augusburg 1756 - Very good copperplate engraving with a right marginal tear not affecting image, repaired verso with archival tape. Some restoration to left margin (not affecting main image), and entire map backed with archival paper. Strong image. Small embossed stamp left lower margin (faint), with attribution to Seutter in left lower margin just below neatline. The date is approximate, and predicated on Lotter's partnership with Seutter from 1756-62. Earlier states appeared in a number of Seutter atlases. Ref: McCorkle, New England in Printed Maps, entry 730.4, p. 90. The image depicts an area from parts of Labrador to Nova Scotia. The map has outline and minimal wash color, with an elaborate, allegorical cartouche. Lotter was Seutter's son-in-law. The map image measures 58 x 50 cm.

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        STATUTA MUNICIPALIA VALLIS S. MARTINI per Bertramum de la Zonca primum latine manuscripta anno MCCCXXXV. Post auctore expurgata et Italice reddita anno MDCCLV atcque Ill. et Ecc. Petri Prioli Provvisoris

      Santoni,, Bergamo, 1756 - in folio, pp. (16), 215, (2), 24 cb, belliss. leg. m. pelle coeva con carta dec. ai piatti, nervi, fregi e tit. oro al d. Tagli rossi. Rara opera sullo Statuto della valle bergamasca di San Martino sulla edizione originale manoscritta del 1435. Ediz. di sole 200 copie. Manca a Lozzi. Manzoni I, p.513. Rara opera censita in sole 3 biblioteche italiane secondo l'indice SBN (Milano e Torino). [271]

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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; In judging…

      , London: Published by T. Osborne and J. Shipton, et al., , 1756 , iv, [12], 719 pages, [1], with frontispiece and 12 other plates at the end, few engravings in the text, collated

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        Bybels Zakelyk-Woordenboek. In het welke voorkomen, en verklaard worden, niet alleen alle Landen, Steden en Gewesten, Gebouwen en Merkwaardige Plaatsen, Zeën, Rivieren en Bronnen, Bergen, Dalen en Bomen, Tempels, Godts- en Afgoden-Huizen, Offerhanden en Godtsdiensten, Afgoden der Joden en Heidenen, Volkeren en Natiën, Mans en Vrouws-Persoonen, Dieren, Berg- Stoffen, Gewichten, Ellen, Maten en Munten. Maar ook veele andere Merkwaardige Woorden en Spreekwyzen, Geloofs-Belydenissen, Gelykenissen en Voorbeelden, Gezichten en Geschiedenissen, Deugden en Ondeugden, Gewoontens en Gebruikelykheden, Zonderlinge Gevallen, Konsten en Handteeringen, Wonderwerken en Tekens, van hoedanige Dingen in de gantsche Heilige Schriftuure gemeld word. Kortelyk, alles wat tot Ophelderinge van Donkere en Zware Schriftuurplaatsen des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments eenigzints dienen kan, en daarin vervat is. Uit de Verklaringen, Redevoeringen en Schriften, als meede andere Aanmerkingen der Beste Godtgeleerden, Zinryke Oudheid-kundigen en beroemde Kerk-Leeraaren, by een gezamelt, en volgens een Alphabetische Ordeninge geschikt, ten zonderlingen Nutte en Gemakkelykheid voor Schriftuur-Lievende Wereldlyke en Kerkelyke Redenaren.

      Amsterdam, Adriaan Wor 1756. 11 delen compleet plus registerdeel, Origineel half Leer, groot 4° (deel 6 gebonden in oud leer, mooie, onafgesneden, originele set van dit standaardwerk).

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        On the advantage of taking the mean of a number of observations.

      Davis & Reymers, London 1756 - Classic of Statistics and Data Processing Simpson, Thomas (1710-61). On the advantage of taking the mean of a number of observations, in practical astronomy. In: Philosophical Transactions 49 (1755), pp. 82-93. Whole number, 4to. [16], 444pp. Fold. plates, text illustrations. London: L. Davis & C. Reymers, 1756. 255 x 195 mm. (uncut & unopened). Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Some dust-soiling and fraying to edges, but very good. First Edition. Simpson's paper is considered a milestone in statistical inference, as well as the earliest formal treatment of any data-processing practice. Simpson was the first to attempt to prove mathematically that the mean result of several observations is nearer to the truth than any single observation (the law of large numbers). A key feature of his paper was that Simpson chose to focus "not on the observations themselves . . . but on the errors made in the observations, on the differences between the recorded observations and the actual position of the body being observed. . . . [This] was the critical step that was to open the door to an applicable quantification of uncertainty" (Stigler, Hist. Statistics, pp. 90-91; see also pp. 88-94). "Simpson was the first to characterize the errors in observations as independent events, taking positive and negative values with equal probabilities, and the first to provide a mathematical expression for the probability that the error in the mean result will lie between assigned limits" (Todhunter, History of Probability, p. 309). Also present in this volume are two important medical papers: Jonathan Wathen's "A method proposed to restore the hearing, when injured from an obstruction of the tuba Eustachiana" (G-M 3356), describing his method of relieving catarrhal deafness by injections into the Eustachian tube through a catheter passed into the nose; and John Machin's "An uncommon case of a distempered skin" (G-M 4013), containing the first known description of ichthyosis hystrix. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Erste Gründe der Cameral-Wissenschaften darinnen die Haupt-Theile der Oeconomie als auch der Policey und besondern Cameral-Wissenschaft in ihrer natürlichen Verknüpfung.

      Jena, Melchiors Wittwe, 1756.. 8°. (16) 664 (54) S. Halblederband der Zeit.. Seltene erste Ausgabe seines kameralistischen Hauptwerkes. - Darjes (1714-1791) war Professor für Moral und Politik (man beachte die Kombination!) in Jena und ab 1763 für Rechtswissenschaften in Frankfurt/Oder. Um die Kameralwissenschaft erwarb er sich besondere Verdienste durch ihre Einführung als Unterrichtsfach an der Universität. - Name auf Titel. Stellenweise gering fleckig. Einband leicht berieben. Insgesamt wohlerhalten. - Kress III, 4042; Menger 44

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        Kleine Chirurgie der Wund-Arznei in welcher kurzer doch deutlicher Unterricht und Begriff dieser Wissenschaft gegeben, auch die nöthigste Werkzeuge in Kupfer vorgestellt werde.

      . Andere viel verbesserte Ausgabe. Mit allergnädigste Freyheiten. Nürnberg, In der Raspischen Bhdlg., 1756, 8°, Portrait, (16), 461 pp., 21 pp. Auslegung der Kupfertafeln; 2 pp. Errata, 8 gefalt. Kupfertaf., Pappband der Zt.; feines Expl.. "Die Bedeutung des in deutscher Sprache verfaßten Lehrbuches der Chirurgie war Heister voll bewußt. Er brachte noch gegen Ende seines Lebens eine "Kleine Chirurgie oder Handbuch der Wundarzney" heraus, in deren Vorrede vom 18. August 1755 er ausführt, daß seine "große Chirurgie" endlich so groß und so stark geworden, daß man es deswegen nicht mehr so füglich zu den chirurgischen Kollegien, wo man es sonsten gebraucht hätte, sowohl auf Universitäten, als auch zu Berlin, Hannover, Braunschweig, Bremen, und andern dergleichen Orten, von den Medicina Studiosis und den jungen Wundärzten chirurgische Unterweisungen gegeben werden, gebrauchen konnte."Der andere Grund ist die Herstellung eines "guten Auszug(s) oder Kompendium(s) von den nothwendigsten, was angehende junge Liebhaber der Wundarzney zum Grunde oder Anfange vor anderen zu wissen und zu lernen nöthig haben..." Er unterzog sich dieser Aufgabe, "ohngeachtet ich beständig mit vielen Amtsgeschäfften überhäuft bin..." um "aus dem großen Werke vom Jahre 1747 dieses kleinen Werkgen, das ich auch deswegen meine kleine Chirurgie oder Wundarzney nenne, zu bemeldetem Gebrauche" zu verfertigen. - Um die Korrekturen an seinen einmalig schönen und eindrucksvollen Abbildungen selbst vornehmen zu können, lernt Heister in Altdorf auch das Kupferstechen. Zugleich setzt er hier die Komplettierung seines von der Jugendzeit an gesammelten "Herbarium vivum", welches später in Helmstedt auf 100 Foliobände anwächst, fort." Jürgen Probst, L. Heister, Unfallchirurgie 10 (1984), 1-8 (Nr. 1)

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        Algemeine Geschichte der Erdbeben

      Frankfurt und Leipzig : Bei Adam Jonatan Felsseckers seel. Erben 1756 - 54,392 p., errata lf, very good clean copy in early read paper boards, spine faded and some rubbing of hinges, but very sound and attractive scholarly-shabby copy. First edition of the first history of earthquakes, produced in the wake of the devastating Lisbon earthquake of 1755, which darkened the optimism of the early Enlightenment. 'It is generally conceded that scientific seismology begins with the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. So the first modern catalogue is considered to have been compiled in 1756 by the German writer Johann Friederich Seyfart (1727-1786). His catalogue described earthquakes worldwide, from an uncertain date in ancient times up to 1756. It included a useful geographical index.' (J. Fréchet & others, Historical seismology (2008) 133). ontents (from title): 1. Vorrede . -- 2. Erste Abteilung von den seit Anfang der Welt bis an das Ende des 1754sten Jares in allen Welt Teilen bemerkten Erdbeben -- 3. Zweite Abteilung von den im 1755sten Jare in allen vier Welt Teilen verspürten Erd Erschütterungen und Wasser Bewegungen -- 4. Ein Nachtrag zu der ersten Abteilung . -- 5. Nachtrag zu der zweiten Abteilung . 6. Dritte Abteilung von den Ursachen und Würkungen der Erdbeben . -- 7. Zweiter Nachtrag zu der ersten Abteilung . -- 8. Ein zur Bequemlichkeit des Nachschlagens verfertigtes Namen Verzeichnis über die Länder und Orte, welche seit Anfang der Welt durch Erdbeben erschüttert worden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jewish merchant Aaron Lopez ships spermaceti candles to pioneer Jewish fur trader Hayman Levy in New York

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?Isaac Lawton? as Master of the Sloop ?Industry? one page, 7.5? x 6?. Newport, March 1, 1756. Completed in manuscript. On laid paper. Uneven left edge removes parts of handwritten words in margin. Water stained at right. Very Good condition.In full, ?Shipped by the Grace of God, in good Order and well conditioned, by Aaron Lopez in and upon the good Sloop called the Industry whereof is Master, under God, for the present Voyage, Isaac Lawton and now riding at Anchor in the Harbour of Newport and by God?s Grace bound for Newyork To Say, Thirty Seven Boxes spermacety [sic] Candles for acct & Risque of the Shipper & goes Consigned to Mr Hayman Levy Merchant there. Being marked and numbered as in the Margent; and are to be delivered in the like good Order and well-conditioned, at the aforesaid Port of Newyork (the Danger of the Seas only excepted), unto Mr Hayman Levy or to his Assigns, he or they paying Freight for the said Goods, as Costumary with Primage and

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        Plan de la Ville de Boston

      Paris 1756 - Size : 180x290 (mm), 7.125x11.375 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        The elements of Euclid, viz. the first six books, together with the eleventh and twelfth. In this edition , the errors, by which Theon, or others, have long ago vitiated these books, are corrected, and some of Euclid's demonstrations are restored. By Robert Simosn, M. D. Professor of mathematics in the University of Glasgow.

      Glasgow. Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis. 1756. 4to. Samtidig helskinnbind med tittelfelt i rødt skinn og opphøyde ryggbånd. (8), 431, (1) s. Gjennomillustrert i teksten. 4to. Contemporary full calf, title in red, raised bands. (8), 431, (1) pp. Illustrated in the text throughout

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        Autograph letter signed to Mr. Lepard

      <p>Charnock, John (1756-1807). Autograph letter signed to Mr. [J. P.] Lepard. N.p., 27 May 1802. 1 page. 150 x 152 mm. Offered with an engraved portrait of Charnock measuring 162 x 128 mm.</p><p>From the author of A History of Marine Architecture (1801-1802) to the publisher J. P Lepard, regarding payment for printing costs of the History:</p><p>"The Stationers Printers and other persons employd in manufacturing the History of Marine Architecture having according to the arrangement made originally by me with them for the liquidation of their accounts agreed to receive in payment the bills of the different booksellers. I have taken the liberty of enclosing your account and will in a few days transmit to you a bill for the amount of the same agreeable to proposals which if you will be pleased to accept will much oblige Sirs your very hum. srvt. John Charnock.</p><p>Charnock&#39;s History of Marine Architecture was the first serious study of British naval architecture. Written at the start of the Napoleonic Wars, Charnock&#39;s work "followed the opinions of sea officers in over-praising French ships and designs at the expense of their British equivalents establishing a tradition that has only recently been reassessed" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). Lepard is not listed in the imprint of Charnock&#39;s work, but was evidently involved in some aspect of its production.</p>

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        Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister to Henry the Great. Containing The History of the Life and Reign of that Monarch, And his own Administration under Him. Translated [by Charlotte Lennox] from the French. To which is added, The Tryal of Ravaillac for the Murder of Henry the Great.

      London Printed for A. Millar. 1756 - FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 4to, pp. [vi], xxxii, 540; [iv], viii, 555 [556 blank]; vii [viii blank], 407 [408 blank, 409 - 530 Index], including half-titles in volumes 1 and 2, contemporary calf, gilt spines, morocco labels; no cancel leaves or blanks at end of volume 3, joints cracked, spines rubbed, tops and bases of spines chipped, labels slightly chipped, ex-library, with library label on front paste-down end-papers. Allen Hazen in his Samuel Johnson's Prefaces and Dedications (1937) attributed the dedication to Samuel Johnson, though R. W. Chapman in his Johnsonian Bibliography: A Supplement to Courtney (1939) disputed the attribution. Johnson also had the pleasure of reviewing the translation in The Literary Magazine in 1756. Fleeman accepts the attribution Fleeman 56.11LS/1 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A poem on the Countess of Pomfret's benefaction to the University of Oxford.

      Oxford: printed by W. Jackson; for James Fletcher, and J. Rivington and J. Fletcher, London 1756 - 12p.; 4to. With a contemporary manuscript attribution on the title page: "The Author John Vivian Fellow of Balliol". Disbound. A very good copy. Cordeaux and Merry 5339. L, O, Oe; KU-S, MH-H, CtY, CCC, CSmH in ESTC on-line. There is another issue in which the title page is not dated. "Attributed to John Vivian. - On the gift of a further portion of the Arundel Marbles to the University in 1755." ESTC. Lord Arundel was one of the first English collectors of arts and antiquities; his grandson the duke of Norfolk gave some of them to Oxford in 1667.

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