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        Elemens d'Algebre. Traduits de l'Anglois et augmentés de quelques remarques par Mr de Joncourt, docteur et professeur en philosophie.

      Chez Charles Antoine Jombert,, A Paris, 1756 - 2 voll. in un tomo in-4° (258x200mm), pp. (6), XLVIII, 359; (4), XX, 403, (2); legatura novecentesca m. pelle marrone maculata con titolo oro su tassello al dorso e piatti marmorizzati. Tagli rossi. Sguardie marmorizzate. Frontespizi in rosso e in nero con fregi incisi. Ritratto del Saunderson inciso all'acquaforte da Fritzsch all'antiporta del primo vol. da un dipinto del Vanderbanck. 9 tavv. incise su rame ripiegate f.t. con figure geometriche e calcoli algebrici. Qualche normale brunitura. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione in lingua francese di uno dei maggiori trattati settecenteschi di algebra, "The Elements of Algebra". Nel primo volume si discorre anche della "matematica palpabile", che permette di eseguire operazioni aritmetiche impiegando il solo tatto. Il Saunderson (Thurlstone, Yorkshire, 1682-Cambridge, 1739), pur essendo rimasto cieco sin dall'età di 12 anni per un attacco di vaiolo, divenne professore di matematica a Cambridge su nomina del Re Giorgio II, guadagnandosi la stima di Newton e di Lord Chesterfield. Smith, History of Mathematics, I, 454. Poggendorff, II, 754. Loria, Storia delle matematiche, pp. 641-642. [Attributes: First Edition; 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. Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kurtze und deutliche anatomische Beschreibung des menschlichen Leibes... [ABREGE DE L'ANATOMIE DU CORPS HUMAIN]

      Augspurg (Augsburg) Eberhard Klett 1756. (Titelfortsetzung:) " ... nach der zweyten und vermehrten Auflage aus dem Frantzösischen übersetzt von Johann Andreas Deisch, M. D. Zweyte und mit einigen Anmerkungen versehen Auflage." --- Kl.-8° (17x10,5), 2 Teile in einem Band, 268 S., 3 Bl. (Register, Inhaltsverz.); 374 S., 1 Bl. (Register; die 2 letzten Seiten des Registers u. Nachsatzpp. fehlen). HPergament mit marmor. Deckeln, bläulich gesprenkelter Schnitt, Rücken passend ersetzt, Vorsatz fehlt, kl. alter N.a.Titel, Ss. leicht fleckig (nur die ersten 25 und die letzten 8 Bl.). Mit einigen schönen Textkupfern. Insges. sehr ordentlich erhalten. Aus Nichtraucherhaushalt. +++ Übersetzung von: "ABREGE DE L'ANATOMIE DU CORPS HUMAIN", EA 1739. EXTREM SELTEN, die 2. frz. Ausgabe erschien auch 1756 (bei LE MERCIER), u. ist selbst kaum erhältlich. +++ Weitere Fotos gern auf Anfrage ( Hardcover Buch. Befriedigend

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        The Elements of Euclid

      Glasgow - Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis 1756 - A first edition of Robert Simson's The Elements of Euclid. Bound is quarter calf leather with gilt lettering and the publishers original boards. Scarce edition. With armorial librarynameplate on the front pastedown. Robert Simson (1687 1768) was a British mathematician and professor of mathematics. In 1756, appeared, both in Latin and in English, the first edition of his Euclid's Elements. This work, which contained only the first six and the eleventh and twelfth books, and to which, in its English version, he added the Data in 1762, was for long the standard text of Euclid in England. Condition: The binding is firm. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping with loss. The hinges are cracked. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean with the occasional spot or mark. There are small water stains to several of the pages. There is an ink inscription on the front pastedown and page eleven. There is a copperplate inscription on the errata. Some of the pages have small closed tears and several of the pages have chips. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Mr. de Maupertuis. Nouvelle edition, corrigée & augmentée. 4 Vols.

      Lyon: Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1756. - Next-to-last (and probably still best) edition of Maupertuis's Collected Works, the final one published in his lifetime. Frontispiece, 2 leaves, vi, 1 leaf, xxviii, 309 pp, [1, errata], 1 leaf [contents]; 2 leaves, iv, 399 pp, 3 leaves [contents, errata]; 2 leaves, vii, [1, errata], 468 pp, 2 leaves [contents]; 2 leaves, viii, 6 leaves [contents, Avertissement], 346 pp, 2 leaves [Approbation] pp. Contemporary full leather. Joints rubbed, a bit worn in some spots, hinges starting. Else a Very Good set. Reprints (in Vol. II) Garrison-Morton 215.2, Vénus physique [1745]. Houzeau & Lancaster (no. 3481) lists a number of editions of Maupertuis's Ouevres, both in two and four volumes and both 8vo and 4to, but the actual existence of each of them remains uncertain. Only one was published after the one offered here, posthumously, also in Lyon and in four volumes, in 1768. The other editions listed by Houzeau & Lancaster are: quarto, Dresden, 1752; 4 vol., 8vo, Paris, 1752; 2 vol., 8vo, Berlin & Lyon, 1753; 4 vol., quarto, Lyon, 1754; 4 vol., 8vo, Lyon, 1754. The edition offered here, the first one to include a portrait of Maupertuis (curious in that Bentley Glass describes him as 'very short. His body was always in motion; he had numerous tics. He was careless of his apparel'), is the only one cited by Glass in his D.S.B. article on Maupertuis (Vol. IX, pp. 186-9). Vénus physique 'was an enlarged and more fully analyzed argument against the then-dominant biological theory of the preformation of the embryo. Maupertuis argued convincingly that the embryo could not be preformed, either in the egg or in the animalcule (spermatozoon), since hereditary characteristics could be passed down equally through the male or the female parent. He rejected the vitalistic notion that some 'essence' from one of the parents could affect the preformed fetus in the other parent, or that maternal impressions could mold the characteristics of the offspring. A strict mechanist, although a believer in the epigenetic view of the origin of the embryo, he looked for some corporeal contribution from each parent as a basis of heredity' (D.S.B. IX: 187). The 1768 edition cannot be much changed from the one offered here, for as Glass notes, Maupertuis 'departed again for France, a very sick man, in May 1756. Greatly distressed by the outbreak of the Seven Years' War, he decided to return home by way of Switzerland. He went to Toulouse, whence he set out again in May 1758. At Basel, too ill to proceed, he was received warmly by his old friend Johann Bernoulli. On 27 July 1759, before his wife could reach him, he died and was buried in Dornach' (p. 188). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Modern rebind with new marbled endpapers. Two early page numbers affected by small holes. Occasional light foxing. Ex libris bookplate to front pastedown. Aeg. 1756. [Fourth Edition]. Brown hardback leather cover. 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 411pp. Diagrams within the text. Latin title translates as 'The first six books of Euclid's Elements, as well as the Eleventh and Twelfth, for the Latin versions of the Frederick Commandino: By the removal of the latter from those of the Book of Theon or other such, which they formerly were, are vitiated, And as some had been restored, the demonstrations of Euclid by Robert A. Simson, 1500' Robert Simson was born on 18 October 1687. He was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Glasgow from 1711 until 1761 and made a significant contribution to mathematical scholarship; his interest in early Greek geometers proved particularly influential. Simson's definitive edition of Euclid's Elements, first published in 1756 in Latin. This work contained only the first six and the eleventh and twelfth books. It became the standard text in England and, along with the Conic Sections, was produced in many editions, some posthumously. It was also translated into several languages. .

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        CONSIDERAZIONI SOPRA ALCUNI SUPPLEMENTI, E NOTE DI UN AUTORE FIORENTINO traduttore del secondo Trattato della Storia di Mr. Pietro Mariette che segue le Memorie degli Intagliatori Moderni in Gemme.

      Appresso Francesco Pitteri. Venecia, 1756 - . 25,5 cm. XV-96 pág. (sign. []4, 2[asterisco]4, A-M4). Ilustr. con un grabado calcográfico y una lám. plegada. Capitulares xilográficas. Enc. en su cartoné de época. Ex-libris manuscrito antiguo en hoja de respeto. * Biografía de Lorenzo Masini (nacido en 1713), que pasó cuatro años en Nápoles durante los cuales pasó del arte de trabajar diamantes y piedras preciosas a la de tallador de camafeos. El autor traza su autobiografía en esta obra, en la que se adjunta también una descripción detallada de un instrumento que ideó para hacer más veloz y menos costoso el proceso de talla de las gemas. Italia, Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico ICCU\RMRE\002288. orfebrería, gemología, incisión, talla Orfebreria Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 italiano [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Reveries ou Memoires sur l'Art de la Guerre

      The Hague, Pierre Gosse, Junior, , 1756. Dediés a Messieurs les Officiers Generaux par M. de Bonneville, Capitaine Ingenieur de Campagne de sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse. Folio (375 × 245 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, raised bands, gilt sun-in-splendour tools within palm branches to the compartments, red morocco label, blue sprinkled edges. Fine large engraved trophy vignette to the title page, similar head- and tailpieces throughout, 40 engraved plates, 18 of them double-page, 4 double-page, folding. From the Macclesfield library at Shirburn Castle, with the blindstamp through the prelims and bookplates to the front endpapers of each volume, that on the pastedown being that of Lieutenant-General George Lane Parker, younger son of the second Earl. Lightly browned and occasional spots of foxing, but overall a very handsome copy, spine a little dry and some rubbing to the boards, head-cap chipped. First Edition, surprisingly uncommon, three copies only on COPAC. "De Saxe's work is a comprehensive treatise on war. He puts forward his ideal military model, his "legion", and taking issue with the views and practices of his age, he advances many original ideas. However, rather than discussing his military doctrines, the aim of this book is to elucidate the intellectual premises that dominated his mind: he saw a need to subject military affairs to reasoned criticism and intellectual treatment, and the ensuing military doctrines were perceived as forming a definitive system" (Gat, The Origins of Military Thought, p.33). Carlyle described it as a "strange military farrago, dictated, as I should think, under opium", which is perhaps not entirely as unfair as it may seem, a note on the original MS at Dresden reads, "I composed this work in Thirteen nights: I was ill, therefore, it may perhaps bear marks of the fever which I had. This ought to excuse the regularity of the arrangement, as also the elegance of style. I wrote in a military manner and to kill time." Whatever the oddness of its style the Reveries... was immensely influential, reprinted three times in 1757 and again in 1761 and 1763, German editions of 1757 and 1767 and English of 1757, 1759 and 1776. The Macclesfield copy, with the bookplate of George Lane Parker, who served for more than twenty years in the 1st Foot Guards. In 1773 at rank of Major-General he was appointed Colonel of the 20th Foot and saw service in the War of Independence. One of his contributions to the Shirburn Castle library was a remarkable collection of books detailing the professional interests of a soldier in the latter part of the 18th century, most of the copies, as here, are large margined, handsomely bound and in a wonderful state of preservation, the folding maps and plates so fresh as to actually resist opening.

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        Elemens De Chymie-pratique (Two Volumes) with Elemens De Chymie Theorique (Nouv. Ed)

      Paris: Chez Jean-Thomas Herissant 1756 - 12mo. French. 3 Volumes total. Quarter bound in contemporary leather. Speckled boards and edges. Five raised bands. Red spine labels with gilt lettering. Tight binding and good covers. Light shelf wear to extremities. Coat of arms book plate on inside front board of each book. Interior pages are clean, unmarked, and in excellent condition. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband mit 13 Predigten.,

      Mchn. u. Ingolstadt, Craetz u. Summer 1756-58. - 39, 36, 40, 38, 32, 28, 39, 47, 36, 43, 35, 63, 31 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Auf 4 Bünden. Mit Rückenschild. u. Rückengoldpräg. Gut erhaltenes Expl. pp. Wetzer-W. IX, 187ff. - Franz Neumayer S.J. (1697-1765), Kanzelredner u. von 1752-63 Domprediger in Augsburg. "Neben seiner Tätigkeit als Dramenautor gewann Neumayr als asketischer Schriftsteller und streitbarer Verteidiger des Katholizismus gegen Protestanten und Freidenker große Bedeutung." (Seebass). "Alle seine Schriften entspringen dem Streben, das, was er in seinen diversen Ämtern ausgearbeitet hat, breiten Kreisen zugänglich zu machen. Daher fallen seine Schriften in ebenso viele Kategorien, wie er Ämter innehatte. Seine polemischen Schriften gegen die Protestanten begannen alle mit "Frag: ob ."(Wetzer-W.) - Der vorl. Sammelband enthält: Frag: Ober der Protestantische Religions-Eyfer Evangelisch seye? 2. Aufl. - Ob Die Katholicken Abgötter und Aberglaubige Leuth Seyen? 2. Aufl. - Ob Doctor Luther Das Geistliche Recht Mit Recht Verbrennet habe? 2. Aufl. - Ob Maria Die Mutter Gottes Etwas zu unserem Heyl Beytragen könne? 2. Aufl. - Ob Ein jeder In jener religion sterben därffe, In der er gebohren ist? 2. Aufl. - Ob Unser werthes Teutschland Zur Zeit dessen erster Belehrung Aus dem Heydenthum Papistisch, oder Lutherische Geworden seye? - Ob der Clösterliche Stand Ein Lob-würdiger Stand seye? - Ob Doctor Luther Nicht besser gethan hätte, Wann er sie Faßnacht hätte abgeschafft Und nicht die Fasten? 2. Aufl. - Buß-Predig Zu Versöhnung Deß Göttlichen Zorns, Als Auf Gnädigste Verordnung Ihro Hochfürstl. Durchläucht. 2. Aufl. - Ob die Protestantische Lehre Von Der Höllenfahrt Christi venünffriger seye, als Der Katholicken? - Ob die Herren Protestanten Einen Brieff Für Den Himmel haben? - Ob Petrus Petra Oder Der Felsen seye, Auf welchem Christus seine Kirch gebauet hat? - Ob die Protestantische Kinder Seelig werden können? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Tome quatorzième: Voyages dans la presqu'isle en deça du Gange (suite) & Voyages aux Indes Orientales par le sud-ouest.

      La Haye, Pierre de Hondt, 1756. - Nouvelle édition. 4to. (VIII)+500+(4) pp. Complete with 14 maps/plans (incl. 10 fold.) & 19 plts. (incl. 1 fold., all engr.). Hardcover. Late 19th-century half calf with 2 gilt-lettered title labels on spine, marbled boards & endpapers. VG. (Occas. light foxing/browning, mainly to prel. & final pages; tear in margin of 1st map closed, few worm holes in inner margins near spine). * Incl. description of the kingdoms of Tanjour, Marava, Madurai, Maissour, Gingi & Carnate; the French in Pondicherry, description of the Coromandel Coast; voyages of the French to Yemen. Voyages of Magallan, Olivier van Noort & Jac. le Maire to the East Indies; voyage of Engelbert Kaempfer to Japan with ample description of the country. - Maps/plans and views of Coromandel Coast, Pondicherry, Madras with Fort St. Georges, Tranquebar with Danish fort Dansburg, and Tranquebar district, St. Thome, Dutch settlement in Ougly; Mariana Archipelago (Pacific), Philippines, Manilla, Japan, Meaco (Kyoto), Jedo (Tokyo), Nagasaki. - Landwehr VOC, 265. - The Hague quarto ed., mainly a reprint of the Paris edition, but with many corrections and additions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire generale des Voyages.

      Paris 1756 - Nouvelle collection. Vol. 13. 26,5 x 20 cm. VI S., 1 Bll., 658 S., 1 Bll. Ldr.d.Zt. Ecken u. Kapitale best., Gelenke mit Einrissen. Enthält fast ausschließlich Südamerika, besonders Peru, mit entsprechenden Karten. Hervorzuheben die Amazonaslaufkarte, Pläne von Lima, Quito und Santiago ectr. Zur Reise von J. cartier Karte der St. Lorenz - Mündung mit " Terre - Neuve ". Insgesamt mit 11 ( 3 gefalteten ) Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalteten typogr. Taf. und 13 ( 11 gefalteten ) Kupferkarten. Etwas gebräunt und manchmal minimal stockfleckig. Schönes Exemplar. Covers exclusively South America, especially Peru, with correspodent maps. To point out is the Amazon s map, plans of Lima, Quito and Santiago ectr. To the travel of J. cartier map of St. Lorenz - mouth with "Terre-Neuve". Altogether with 11 (3 folded) copper plates and 1 folded typographic plate and 13 (11 folded) copper maps. Lightly bronzy and sometimes min. foxed. All over in good condition. 1.100 gr.

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        Therapeutice Specialis Ad Febres Periodicas Perniciosas, Cui Subnectuntur Responsiones Jatro-Apologeicae Ad Clarissimo Ramazzinum: Addita in Hac Quinta Editione Auctoris Vita a Ludovico Antonio Muratorio Conscripta, Atque Aliis Ejusdem Opusculis

      Francofurti et Lipsie 1756 - 1756 new antique leather binding, good condition, 496 pages 496 pages, folded plate TORTI, Francesco (1658 1741) Italian physician who introduced cinchona into Italy. He invented the term mal aria' (bad air) for ague (malaria) in his Therapeutica Specials ad febres quasdam pernisiosa published first in 1712. Francesco Torti (1658 1741), an Italian physician introduced cinchona into Italy and coined the term mal aria (bad air) for it in 1712 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha.

      J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, London 1756 - Folios, 2 volumes. Bound in half leather over marbled boards, gilt titles to the spine. Illustrated with frontispiece and 68 consecutive numbered plates, engraved by Gerhard Vandergucht. In near fine condition. Translated by Charles Jarvis. An excellent set. Don Quixote tells the tale of a man so entranced by reading about the chivalrous romantic ideals touted in books that he decides to take up his sword and become a knight-errant himself, with the aims of defending the helpless and warding off the wicked. With his somewhat confused laborer-turned-squire, Sancho Panza, they roam the world together and have adventures that have haunted reader's imaginations for nearly four hundred years. Don Quixote is generally recognized as the first modern novel. Over those years, it has had an incredible influence on thousands of writers, from Dickens to Faulkner, who once said he reread it once a year, "just as some people read the Bible". Vladamir Nabokov is quoted as saying, "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality. He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Bindi,, Siena, 1756 - in-4, pp. (14), 273, 56, (2), leg. cart. rust. coevo con tit. mss al d. Front. a due colori con gr. vignetta in rame e una medaglia riprodotta sulla seconda carta bianca. Con una gr. tav. in rame in antip. ripiegata (mm. 390x165) raff. splendida veduta della "terra di Chianciano nello stato Sanese", con 10 rimandi. Molto raro. Ottimo esempl. in barbe e larghi margini. [508]

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

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

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        Tentamina experimentorum naturalium captorum in Academia del Cimento sub auspiciis serenissimi principis Leopoldi Magni Etruriae Ducis et ab ejus academiae secretario conscriptorum. Ex Italico in Latinum sermonem conversa. Quibus commentarios, nova experimenta, et orationem de methodo instituendi experimenta physica addidit Petrus van Musschenbroek. & Oratio de sapientia divina.

      Viennae, Prague, et Tergesti, J.Th. Trattner, 1756. - 3 vols. in 1. Small 4to. (XVI)+XLVIII+(XII)+193;192+(11);33 pp. Complete with fold. table & 32 fold. engr. plates, depicting physical instruments. Hardcover. Contemp. half vellum with morocco title label on spine, green paper over boards, Good. (Spine sl. dam., covers sl. stained, corners sl. bumped; occas. browning/foxing, incl. to 8 plates). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORDONNANCE DU ROI, PORTANT DECLARATION DE GUERRE CONTRE LE ROI D'ANGLETERRE. Du 9 juin 1756. De par le Roi. Toute l’Europe sait que le Roi d’Angleterre a été en 1754 l’agresseur des possessions du Roi dans l’Amérique septentrionale .

      [Colophon: A Paris, de l’Imprimerie Royale. 1756]. 1756 - (6) pp. in-folio (310 x 203 mm.) et (1) ff.feuillet blanc conjugué, (quelques rousseurs). Non relié, conservé dans un boîtier en toile. Précieux exemplaire d’une insigne rareté (1 seul ex. dans un fonds canadien), de ce qui constitue la réponse de la France à la déclaration de guerre Britannique. Louis XV écrit une forte défense de la position de la France en Amérique du Nord. Il annonce que "Toute l’Europe a vu que le Roi d’Angleterre était en 1754 l’agresseur des possessions du Roi de France en Amérique du Nord et en juin de l’année dernière, la Marine Anglaise, contrevenant à la loi de son peuple et ses traités, commença à attaquer les bateaux de Sa Majesté, et arrêter la navigation et le commerce de ses sujets, les hostilités de plus en plus violentes." Les Français, au contraire, entreprirent seulement des actions "plus modérées", pour éviter "les horreurs d’une nouvelle guerre". Louis décrit les réactions Françaises contre l’agression Britannique, ainsi que la déception des ministres Français qui se présentèrent de bonne foi et les actions Britanniques qui niaient leurs ententes. "Au cœur de Londres existe l’art de l’intrigue et les subsides d’Angleterre pour lever des forces contre la couronne de la France . Ainsi sont les comportements des deux nations. Le contraste frappant de leurs procédures convainct toute l’Europe qui voit la jalousie, l’ambition et l’avarice qui anime l’une, et les principes d’honneur, de justice et de modération avec laquelle l’autre se comporte. Louis déclare que l’Angleterre a rejeté l’appel pour une négotiation et pour essayer de trouver une solution. Après l’attaque sur Dunkerque, l’Angleterre déclara la guerre. Louis dit que "Personne ne peut ignorer ce qui s’est passé à Dunkerque, après la prise de deux vaisseaux de Sa Majesté, des attaques en tranquilité absolue par une escadre de treize vaisseaux Anglais. Tout le monde sait également que la Marine Anglaise prit possession, après plus de six mois, de la forteresse Française, quand à la fin de février dernier, les premiers batallions du Roi passaient les côtes maritimes . La France est obligée d’attaquer la force avec la force, mais toujours avec ses sentiments naturels de justice et de modération . Il serait futile d’entrer dans les détails de chaque motif qui a forcé le Roi à envoyer un corps de ses troupes vers la Minorque, et qui aujourd’hui obligent le Roi de déclarer la guerre contre le Roi d’Angleterre, tout comme il lui a fait, par mer et par terre." Louis révoque tous les droits, permissions, passeports et sauveconduits aux Anglais et ordonne aux sujets français d’"expulser tous les sujets du Roi d’Angleterre." Wroth & Annan, Acts of French Royal Administration, 1550. ONE COPY ONLY LOCATED IN A CANADIAN LIBRARY. France’s response to the English declaration of war. Louis XV writes a strong defense of France’s position in North America. He announces that "All of Europe saw that the King of England was in 1754 the aggressor of the possessions of the French King in North America and in June of last year, the English Navy in contempt of the law of its people and its treaties, commenced to attack the ships of this Majesty, and halt the navigation and commerce of his subjects, the hostilities more and more violent." The French, on the contrary, undertook only "more moderate" actions, to avoid "the horrors of a new war". Louis describes the French reactions against British aggression, as well as the deception of France’s ministers who presented themselves with good faith and the British actions which negated their agreements. "At the heart of London exists the art of intrigue and the subsidies of England for raising forces against the crown of France . These are the conducts of both nations. The striking contrast of their proceedings convinces all of Europe which sees the jealousy, ambition and greed which animates the one, and the principles of honour, justice and moderation with which the other conducts itself. Louis declares that Engla

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        Recueil de Antiquités Egyptiennes, Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines

      1756 - Paris chez Desaint & Saillant and M Tilliard 1756-1767. 7volumes First edition. 4to.Vol I is from second edition published at the same time that the second but there is no difference in text and plates. Including the rare supplement or vol VII published some years later. 6 frontispieces, 1 portrait and 829 engravings (11 folding) showing mostly the Caylus(1692-1765) own collection recollected during his travels in the Levant. This work was an important source of inspiration for neoclassical designers during the rest of the XVIII century. His interests were also the roman gold coins, megaliths and painting technics that were the subject of different works written by him. This copy has a fine full calf binding with edges gilt ans spine richly gilt in compartments. Vol VII rubbed at corners and upper and lower part of the spine.Some light scuffed on covers.Internally a very fine copy. Else a desirable copy of this much rare work difficult to find nowadays complete and with original binding. Ref: Brunet I, 1705 Blackmer 465 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theatre Des Boulevards, Ou Recueil De Parades

      Mahon, Gilles Lanlois 1756 - 3 volume set 6.5 inches tall. Fine full mottled calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt floral centre tools. Pink edges. Frontispiece and woodcut ornaments. Slight damage to the headcap of volume 1 otherwise in superb condition. A lovely set of this very rare title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire Des Theatres De Paris, Contenant toutes les Pieces qui ont ete representees jusqu'a present sur les differens Theatres Francois & sur celui de l'Academie Royale de Musique: les Extraits de celles qui ont ete jouees par les Comediens Italiens, depuis leur retablissement en 1716 ainsi que des Opera Comiques, & principaux Spectacles des Foires Saint Germain & Saint. 6 Vols. A-Z.

      Chez Lambert; A Paris 1756 - Very good+. Previously belonging to Yale University Library, having library loan record slip pasted to the rear free endpapers verso of each volume and library bookplate to the rear pastedown of Vol. I. Contemporary quarter-calf over beautifully marbled boards. Corner-worn with light chipping to spine heads and tails. Gilt lettering and tooling to spines. Light wear and darkening. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur l'histoire naturelle des corallines, et d'autres productions marines du même genre, qu'on trouve communément sur les cotes de la Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande.

      Pierre de Hondt 1756 - In-4 de 1 frontispice gravé, xvi pp., 125, (3), 39 planches hors texte numérotées. Relié en plein veau porphyre de l'époque, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, dos à nerfs finement orné, pièce de titre de maroquin havane, filets dorés sur les coupes, tranches marbrées. Reliure de l'époque. PREMIÈRE ET SEULE ÉDITION DE LA TRADUCTION FRANÇAISE DE CET INTÉRESSANT OUVRAGE CONSACRE A L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES CORALLINES QUE L'ON TROUVE SUR LES COTES ANGLAISES. Brunet, II, 963; Nissen, BBI 590; Stafleu & Cowan, Taxonomic lit. 1661; DNB, 17, p. 385; Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans, p. 151, 236, 1971; Plesch, p. 217; Blanche Henrey, British botanical and horticult. lit., II, p. 283. LA SUPERBE ILLUSTRATION SE COMPOSE D'UN FRONTISPICE ET DE 39 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE DONT 5 DÉPLIANTES, représentant des plantes et des algues. L'ensemble des planches a été gravé par James Kirk, J. Mynde et H. Roberts d'après les dessins d'Ehret. EXEMPLAIRE DU TIRAGE DE LUXE, DONT L'ENSEMBLE DES 40 GRAVURES A ÉTÉ FINEMENT ENLUMINE A LA MAIN A L’ÉPOQUE. PRÉCIEUX EXEMPLAIRE DU MEILLEUR OUVRAGE CONSACRE AU CORAIL AU XVIIIE SIÈCLE, L'UN DES TRÈS RARES IMPRIME SUR GRAND PAPIER ET ENTIÈREMENT ENLUMINE A LA MAIN A L’ÉPOQUE, CONSERVE DANS SON ÉLÉGANTE RELIURE DE L’ÉPOQUE EN VEAU PORPHYRE. *** 4to [270 x 204 mm] of 1 engraved frontispiece, xvi pp., 125, (3), 39 numbered plates out of pagination. Bound in full contemporary porphyry calf, triple gilt fillet on the covers, spine ribbed and finely decorated, brown morocco lettering piece, marbled edges. Contemporary binding. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THE FRENCH TRANSLATION OF THIS INTERESTING BOOK ABOUT THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CORALLINES THAT CAN BE FOUND ON ENGLISH COASTS. THE OUTSTANDING ILLUSTRATION IS COMPOSED OF A FRONTISPIECE AND 39 PLATES OUT OF PAGINATION, INCLUDING 5 FOLDING ONES, DEPICTING plants and seaweeds. All the plates have been engraved by James Kirk, J. Mynde and H. Roberts from Ehret's drawings. THIS COPY BELONGS TO THE DELUXE ISSUE, WITH ALL THE 40 ENGRAVINGS FINELY ILLUMINATED BY HAND AT THE TIME. *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des siebenjährigen Krieges in Deutschland zwischen dem Könige von Preußen und der Kaiserin Königin mit ihren Alliirten. Aus dem Englischen aufs neue übersetzt, mit verbesserten Planen und Anmerkungen, von G. F. Tempelhof. 4 Bände (v. insges. 6). Berlin, Johann Friedrich Unger 1783-89. 4°. XXIV, 1 Bl., 342 S., 1 Bl.; VI, 1 Bl., 387 S., 2 Bll.; 2 Bll., 384 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 332 S., mit 18 (mehrf. gef.) Kupferstich-Karten (tls. mit Formationskolorit), Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. Rvg.

      - Pohler II, 40 - ADB XXXVII, 563.- I. Tl. enth. die Feldzüge von 1756 und 1757; II. Tl. enth. den Feldzug v. 1758; III. Tl. enth. den Feldzug v. 1759; IV. Tl. enth. den Feldzug v. 1760.- 1794 und 1801 sind noch zwei weitere Bände erschienen.- Der englische General Henry Lloyd hatte den Beginn des Siebenjährigen Krieges auf österreichischer Seite mitgemacht - 1760 trat er in preußischen Dienst. Sein ?History of the Late War in Germany? (1766-1790) stellt den ersten Versuch einer geschlossenen militärischen Darstellung und Analyse des Krieges dar, der die strukturellen Probleme von Heerwesen und Kriegführung des 18. Jahrhunderts kritisch beleuchtet. "Ein reich veranlagter Geist, klug und mutig, und als Militärschriftsteller machte er Epoche" (Jähns III, 2103).- Mit Ugebungskarten u.a. v. Prag, Kollin, Rosbach, Leuthen, Zorndorf, Hochkirch,Torgau, Krefeld, Frankfurt a. d. Oder.- Innendeckel mit Exlibris, tls. etw. braunfleckig, Ebde. etw. berieben u. bestoßen, 1 Rsch. etw. besch., insges. gute Reihe.

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        Histoire des Navigations aux Terres Australes contenant ce que l'on sçait des moeurs et 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

      Durand, Paris 1756 - Histoire des Navigations aux Terres Australes contenant ce que l'on sçait des moeurs et 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, Durand, 1756. ~ 2 volumes in-4 de 1 titre, XIV pp., 463 pp., 4 pp. pour le tome 1 et 1 titre, 513 pp., 2 pp., vélin postérieur,pièce de titre rouge, tranches rouges. ~ Sabin, 8388; O'Reilly, 93; Hill, pp.34-35. ~ Edition originale sans les 7 cartes dépliantes du second tirage, publié la même année. Un des rares exemplaires contenant les 7 feuillets supplémentaires (437*-450*) dans le premier volume intitulé Découvertes des Hollandois dans l'Australasie. Il s'agit d'un des livres les plus importants consacrés aux premières explorations dans le Pacifique Sud. "Son étude marque une date dans la connaissance de l'Océanie (.) de Brosses, en rassemblant tous les textes connus des voyageurs, battit, autour des Terres Australes, le rappel des savants et aida à créer un climat favorable aux explorations scientifiques et aux installations coloniales. Son ouvrage est capital pour l'histoire ancienne de l'Océanie." O'Reilly. C'est un recueil des récits de la plupart des grands voyageurs dans les mers du sud, débutant avec le second voyage de Vespucci en 1502 jusqu'aux voyages de Magellan, Drake, Schouten, Tasman etc. Original edition without the 7 extendible maps of the second edition published later on the same year. One of the rare specimens containing the 7 additional leaves (437*-450*) of the first volume entitled "Découvertes des Hollandois dans l'Australasie". It is one of the most important books devoted to the first explorations in the Southern Pacific. "This is an extremely important and thorough collection of voyages, and one of the outstanding works relating to the early history of Australasia." (Hill, p.35). Hill, pp.34-35. Sabin, 8388. [brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.] "Its study marks a date in the knowledge of Oceania (.); de Brosses, by gathering all the texts known from travelers, calls to arms all scientists around the Southern Lands and helped to create a favorable climate to scientific explorations and colonial installations. Its work is capital for the old history of Oceania." O' Reilly. It is a collection of narrations of the majority of the famous travelers in the South Seas, beginning with the second trip of Vespucci in 1502 until the trips of Magellan, Drake, Schouten, Tasman etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ÉCOLE DE CAVALERIE. Contenant la conneissance, l´instruction et la conservation du cheval (2 vols.)

      La Compagnie des Libraires, Paris 1756 - 4º. 2 vols. Tomo I: 10 h. s.n. (anteportada, frontis grabado, frontispicio ¿retrato del autor-, portada, prefacio) 319 p. Tomo II: 2 h. 300 p. Pasta española de la época, con tejuelos, lomo cuajado en oro, cortes tintados. - Bellísimo ejemplar. Multitud de grabados fuera de texto en ambos tomos, algunos de ellos plegados, 4 grabados dobles, 27 planchas grabadas todas ellas por Parocel. Papel de hilo muy limpio. [Mennessier de la Lance, pág. 28] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      chez Dumesnil, Nyon, Hardy, à Paris 1756 - 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 Gentleman and gardeners calendar , vero e proprio prontuario delle operazioni necessarie per il mantenimento dei giardini. Interessanti inoltre le osservazioni, sempre nell ultimo volume, sulla pianta del caffè. Pritzel, 1076. 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.

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        Essai sur la Cavalerie, tant ancienne que moderne. Auquel on a joint les instructions & les ordonnances nouvelles qui y ont rapport, avec l'état actuel des troupes à cheval, leur paye, &c.

      À Paris, Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1756, - in-4, LVI-619 pp., 4 vignettes gravées dans le texte, un tableau dépl. h.-t., veau raciné glacé, dos lisse richement orné de frise et caissons fleuronnés dorés, coupes guillochées, tranches citron (rel. de l'époque). Petites épidermures.Edition originale de cet essai qui constitue une sorte d'encyclopédie de l'arme : historique, organisation, tactique, service en campagne, administration, uniformes, équipements, harnachement, armement et principales ordonnances. La partie historique s'appuie sur de nombreux exemples de la guerre gréco-romaine, apportant des comparaisons sur le rôle et les tactiques de cavalerie au XVIIe et XVIIIe siècle, avec de nombreuses références sur divers combats. Il comporte de brèves descriptions de 56 régiments de cavalerie français, et des régiments de dragons, hussards, et étrangers. Les dernières 200 pages sont consacrées aux ordonnances relatives à la cavalerie entre 1749 et 1755. Officier et écrivain ayant composé quelques articles notamment pour l'encyclopédie, l'auteur Charles Louis Autheville des Amourettes (1716-1762) offre son ouvrage le plus connu. Il avait entrepris le travail pour lui-même quand il avait été nommé capitaine. Il terminera sa carrière comme lieutenant-colonel des grenadiers royaux. Bel exemplaire de la bibliothèque de Shirburn Castle, des comtes de Macclesfield, avec vignettes ex-libris contrecollées sur les premières gardes, et timbres secs armoriés sur les premiers feuillets. Ménessier de La Lance, I-54 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata -

      Remondini - MDCCLVI (1756), Venezia - - weitere Mitwirkende: Lorenzo Crasso (Vita del Signor Torquato Tasso) - Buchblock teils zweiseitig unbeschintten, Frontispiz und Titelkupfer, Einband etwas laienhaft - Italienisch - (4), XX, 520 S. 17 x 9 x 3 cm - Klein-Oktav 210g. mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren - leicht berieben und bestoßen mit kleinen Randläsuren, nur leicht fleckig, - Pappdeckelbroschur (Interimseinband?) -

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        Instruction sur la maniere d'elever et de perfectionner les bestes a laine. Mise en françois par m.***. I-II.

      1756 - Paris & Dijon, Guillyn & F. Desventes, 1756. 12:o. XLIV,178 + (4),238,(2) pp. Contemporary marbled calf, somewhat worn, covers with gilt edges, spine richly gilt and with red label, edges red. Tail of spine somewhat defective. Minor dampstain in upper margin from title to p. 120 and minor hole in upper margin on p. IX-XI in the first volume. Old signature on title.Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 1616, the note. Translated by Poholi according to Barbier. The Swedish original was published in Stockholm in 1752. Hastfer's books on shepherding were also translated into Danish, German and Icelandic. He went to Iceland on a study tour sponsored by the Danish government and he later received a pension from Denmark for his contributions to the study of shepherding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A superb collection of military commissions and other documents signed by four different Massachusetts colonial governors related to the military service of Thomas Turner Sr. and his son Thomas Turner, Jr. during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution

      An archive of eight partly-printed documents dating between 1756 and 1772 concerning Thomas Turner (1711-1795), a captain in the Pembroke, Massachusetts militia and his son, Thomas Turner, Jr. (1735-1808), also a member of the Pembroke militia. Signatories include four Royal Governors of Massachusetts including William Shirley (1694-1771), Francis Bernard (1712-1779), Thomas Pownall (1722-1805), and Thomas Hutchinson (1711-1780). Two of the documents are countersigned by Andrew Oliver (1706-1774), who later became notorious for his appointment (at Benjamin Franklin's recommendation) stamp agent for Massachusetts in 1764. The elder Turner served as a captain of the Pembroke militia during the French and Indian War and likely marched with Amherst in the capture of Montreal in 1760. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, Turner's son, by then also a militia captain, led his men on the Lexington Alarm of April 19, 1775. Turner, Jr. also served at First and Second Saratoga. Documents are all mounted to boards

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        Northern memoirs: or, the history of a Scotch family. Written by a lady. In two volumes

      printed for F. Noble; at his Circulating-Library in King-Street, Covent-Garden; and J. Noble, at his Circulating-Library in St. Martin's-Court, near Leicester-Square, London 1756 - In original drab boards, with cloth spines. Covers bumped and marked. Early library stamp on front end paper of volume 1, front blank with loss, inscriptions on title page. Volume two without the title, as published, contemporary ownership inscriptions. 2pp booklist at the end of each volume. With all the faults, a very rare copy of an early popular novel. Few copies survive, and there are only 3 copies listed institutionally in the UK and no salesroom records of this work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Terrestrial and Clestial globes mounted on wooden stand with four turned legs, bun feet and a circular platform Base

      London, 1756. A FINE PAIR OF 12-INCH TERRESTRIAL AND CELESTIAL GLOBES ca. 1756 globes each 12"in diameter base height: 17"; base witdth: 17 1/2" The terrestrial globe: A New and Correct/ GLOBE of ye EARTH/ together with a View of ye General and/ Coasting Trade Winds, Monsoons &c/ laid down according to ye Newest/ Discoveries from ye most Exact/ Obsevations/ By John Senex F.R.S/ Now made & sold with very Considerable/ Improvements By B.Martin in Fleet Street. The twelve hand-coloured engraved gores applied to a papier mache sphere. Many of the countries with coloured outlines, arrows indicate the trade winds and monsoons over the oceans. The latest discoveries are also included on the globe including Com. Anson's tract from Accapulco to T*** and Canton. With brass hour ring and pointed screw on to the graduated brass meridian ring, and horizontal ring printed with zodiac, calender scales and compass directions. . Book.

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        Natuurlyke historie van de koraal-gewassen, en andere dergelyke zee-lighamen, die men gemeenelyk vind op de kusten van Groot-Brittanien en Ierland; benevens eene beschryving van een grooten zee-polyp, in den zomer van't jaar 1753, by den Noord-Pool door de walvis-vangers gevonden. Uit het Engels vertaald door Jan Tak.

      's Gravenhage, Pieter de Hondt, 1756.4to. Contemporary mottled calf, spine ribbed and gilt (top of spine rep.). Withtitle prined in red and black, handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 39 handcoloured engraved plates after Ehret. XVI,118 pp.* First published in London in 1755: Essay towards the natural history of the corallines. - 'Ellis's scientific interests possessed a strong aestetic cast. With these miniature marine landscapes, the ancestors of today's indoor aquaria, Ellis amused the Princess Dowager of Wales and the young princesses. Solander, who brought back many rare corals from the Pacific, co-operated closely with Ellis in his work' (Smith, European vision and the South Pacific, p.104). - With fine handoloured plates, the last one shows Mr. Cuff's microscope which the author used for his research. - Some marginal staining otherwise fine.Landwehr, Coloured plates, 57; Nissen ZBI,1281.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Le Rouge, "Isles Philippines".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, 1756, 20,5 x 27,7.

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        Votre commande : Etat présent de la Pensilvanie, ou l'on trouve le detail de ce qui s'y est passe depuis la defaite du General Braddock jusqu' a la prise d'Oswege, avec une carte particuliere de cette colonie.

      S.n. 1756 - - S.n., S.l. 1756, In 12 (9,4x16,8cm), 128pp., relié. - Edition originale, très rare, illustrée d&#39 une carte dépliante de la Pennsylvanie. traduction de l&#39 abbé de la Ville, attaché au ministre des affaires étrangères. L&#39 originale anglaise est parue à la même date. Pleine basane brune marbrée d&#39 époque. Dos lisse à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre de maroquin beige. Coiffe de tête arrachée. Mors supérieur ouvert en tête. Bon exemplaire néanmoins, particulièrement frais. Importante relation qui prend place dans le conflit franco-anglais pour la possession des territoires aux Etats-Unis et au Canada. La Pennsylvanie anglaise (formée d&#39 Allemands, de Hollandais, d&#39 Anglais et d&#39 Irlandais) est alors en butte aux incursions fréquentes des Indiens (alliés des Français) qui font des ravages dans la population, et la colonie est en proie à de multiples conflits politiques qui la paralysent. Il est de nombreuses fois fait mention de l&#39 action de Benjamin Franklin. Smith écrit beaucoup sur les Delaware, une tribu sur la frontière qui s&#39 est retournée contre les Anglais. Le gouverneur fait alors voter une loi martiale pour contrer les raids d&#39 Indiens qui menacent l&#39 existence de la colonie. Le livre fut immédiatement traduit en France car il flattait alors les intérêts français. 128pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Altes Testament: 1756, Neues Testament: 1754.. 2° Folio, 5 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln von Joh. Georg Pintz, Jerem. Wachsmuth und Jacob Wangner nach Gottfr. Eichler. 3 Bll.,,VIII, 44 S., 2 Bll.,1116 S.,2 Bll.,309 S.,5 Bll.. Mit 2 Titelvignetten (Druckermarke und Ansicht von Regensburg), Blindeprägtes Pergament d. Z. mit 6 Bünden auf Holzdeckeln. Schöne feste Bindung. Einband mit kleineren, Flecken. Geschwärzter Schnitt, dieser im vorderen Bereich mit größerem Fleck ( im max 1,5 x 6 cm ), der sich auf ca. 10 S. auswirkt, auch 1. Abb. u. Titel. Weiter hinten Schnitt fleckig ohne S. zu tangieren. Alle anderen S. nahezu tadellos, nach innen zu kaum fleckig. Komplett u.insgesamt richtig guter Zustand. Aus dem Besitz Joh. Beata Past. Schäfer 1842 ( steht sehr groß auf Vorsatzblatt), dieses Blatt auch mit hinterklebten Einriß.. 14, Zustand im Preis berücksichtigt

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

      London: Davis & Reymers, 1756. <p>Classic of Statistics and Data Processing </p><p>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. </p><p> First Edition. Simpson&#39;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).</p><p> "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). </p><p>Also present in this volume are two important medical papers: Jonathan Wathen&#39;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&#39;s "An uncommon case of a distempered skin" (G-M 4013), containing the first known description of ichthyosis hystrix. </p>

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        3 Darstellungen auf einem Blatt, "Vorstellung einiger Gegenden und Plaetze in Nord - America ..".

      . altkol. Kupferstich b. Homann Erben, dat. 1756, 42 x 50,5. Dargestellt sind die kanadischen Städte ( Loiusburg, Quebeck und Halifax ). jeweils als Plan mit den Hafeneinfahrten.

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        Lettres à un Amériquain (Américain), sur l'histoire naturelle, générale & particulière de monsieur de Buffon. Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée par l'auteur.

      - Hambourg, Paris, Duchesne, 1756. 2e édition. 2 tomes (3 parties et 9 Lettres) in-12 en un volume, 180-126-(2)-68-199-(1) pp., reliure d'époque plein veau, dos orné, tranches marbrées (petits manques de cuir au dos). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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        L'arte del blasone dichiarata per alfabeto. Con le figure necessarie per la intelligenza de termini in molte tavole impresse in rame.

      presso Guglielmo Zerletti,, In Venezia, 1756 - Cm. 33, pp. 392. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con figura centrale (putti con stemmi araldici), antiporta allegorica, testate e 35 belle tavole di blasoni, incise in rame. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena e piatti in carta dipinta. Esemplare con segni d'uso al dorso, una piccola gora all'angolo basso (bianco) delle prime carte con rinforzo alle prime 3 carte. Un timbro di biblioteca privata araldica. Peraltro esemplare genuino ed on buono stato di conservazione. Edizione originale. Cfr Spreti (1774): "Opera rara e utilissima". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Veduta degli avanzi di mausolei e delle fabbriche sepolcrali sparse per la via Appia, cinque miglia in circa da Porta S. Sebastiano distante.

      . [REMAINS OF FUNERARY STRUCTURES ALONG THE VIA APPIA ANTICA]. Copperprint. Rome 1756. 36x59 cm. Printed on strong paper with the watermark fleur - des - lis. Le antichita romane. * When Piranesi arrived in Rome in the year 1740 he was instantly impressed by the splendour of the antique ruins in the ancient city. For almost a year he was an apprentice in the studio of Guiseppe Vasi, his later colleague and rival, where he learned the art of engraving copper plates. He began his extremely successful career depicting Rome's architectural gems (antique and contemporary) on extra large-scale single sheets: the famous "Vedute di Roma" (Views of Rome). Piranesi was an obsessed artist. Relentlessly he added plates, sometimes variations of former ones, to the collection, until, at the end of his life, there was a total of 135 views showing the majesty and the splendour of the once powerful capital of the Roman empire. Hind 94.i/iv. Luigi Ficacci 965..

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        La PETITE GUERRE ou TRAITÉ du service des Troupes légères en Campagne

      1756 - La PETITE GUERRE Ou Traité du service des troupes légères en Campagne Par M. DE GRANDMAISON ¿ Capitaine, avec Commission de Lieutenant Colonel de Cavalerie au corps des Volontaires des Troupes de Flandre Ouvrage in-8° relié (10.5 cm x 17 cm), reliure plein veau brun, dos à cinq nerfs, caissons ornés de fleurons dorés, liseret encadrant les plats, roulette sur les coupes, toutes tranches marbrées, 417 pages,(sans mention d¿éditeur, ni de lieu), 1756 Edition originale Extraits : de l¿utilité & de la nécessité des Troupes légères ¿ des qualités nécessaires aux fantassins & aux cavaliers des troupes légères, & de leur armement ¿ de l¿espèce & des qualités nécessaires à un cheval de Troupes légères ; de sa selle ¿ de la levée d¿un Corps de troupes légères ¿ de Colonel de Troupes légères ¿ des occasions où les troupes légères peuvent faire des coups brillans, des enlèvements d¿équipages ¿ etc ¿ Bon état d'usage [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ami des hommes

      The Fundamental Physiocratic Text[MIRABEAU, Victor de Riquetti, Marquis de]. LíAmi des hommes, ou Trait?? de la population. Avignon: 1756-1758.First editions. Four parts (of an eventual six) in two quarto volumes. vi, 156, [1, ìTable des Chapitresî], [1, blank]; 218, [1, ìTable des Chapitresî], [1, blank]; 158 [i.e. 216], [1, ìTable des Chapitresî], [2, errata], [1, blank]; [8], 278, 81 [ìQuestions interessantes sur la population, líagriculture et le commerce, propos??es aux Acad??mies & autres Soci??t??s sÁavantes des Provincesî], [1, blank] pp. Part IV with special title dated 1758: Pr??cis de líorganisation, ou Memoire sur les ??tats Provinciaux. Engraved head-piece vignette in Part I, decorative woodcut tail-pieces and initials, typographic head-pieces.Contemporary French catís paw calf. Covers ruled in blind, spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with burgundy morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Some light spotting and browning, occasional light dampstaining in the upper margin. Small red stain in the lower margin of T4 (pp. 151/152) in Part II, just affecting adjacent leaves. Short tear (paper flaw) in the upper blank corner of C1 (pp. 17/18) in Part III, not affecting text, slight staining to leaf E2 (pp. 35/36) in Part III. An excellent copy.ìIn some manner not yet accounted for, Mirabeau had obtained, and for many years retained, possession of the unpublished manuscript of Cantillonís Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en gÃ?nÃ?ral...[which was] published in 1755. The manuscript had made a deep impression on Mirabeau. At one time he seems to have intended to modify and publish it as its own. Subsequently he proceeded to write a running commentary upon the Essai, and it is the work thus commenced which appeared, subsequently to the publication of Cantillonís manuscript, under the title of LíAmi des Hommes, ou TraitÃ? de la population, in three parts, with the imprint â?¡ Avignon, 1756...This remarkable treatise created the greatest sensation throughout the whole of Europe. It is said to have gone through forty editions, and was translated into several languages. Its anonymous author, soon discovered, became the idol of the day, and was generally referred to by the sobriquet which he had chosen for the title of his book. The meridonal vivacity of his style, his wit, his naÃ?ve egotism, his piquant irony and frequent paradox gave him a great literary vogue, and led some of his readers to compare him to Montaigne; while the importance of his subject and the ability of his views, in turn original, daring, and profound, earned for him the more durable attention of those who cared rather for the matter than the style...its leading propositions are the following: Population is the source of wealth, and the means of subsistence are the measure of population. Agriculture is the great source of subsistence. A large population is desirable; and to this end the encouragement of agriculture is the means...Luxury, idleness, and public debts are to be reprobated...The influx from country to town should be counteracted and absenteeism should cease. Religious toleration, free tradeóinternal and external,óa more equal distribution of wealth, a diminution and more equitable partition of the burdens of taxation, are among the desiderata for the economic improvement of the countryî (Palgrave II, pp. 775-776).ìIn 1758 appeared a continuation of LíAmi des which the hand of Quesnay is plainly visible. It consists of a Dialogue entre le Surintendant díO. et L. D. H., a reprint of the MÃ?moire sur les â?¦tats provinciaux, with a reply to objections which had been published against it, and a series of, separately paged, Questions intÃ?ressantes sur la Population, líAgriculture, et le commerce proposÃ?es aux AcadÃ?mies et autres sociÃ?tÃ?s sÁavantes des Provinces, asking for local information upon agricultural conditions, and also suggesting some general considerations somewhat in the style of Berkeleyís Querist. These questions, the reader is informed, are not by the author of the MÃ?moire sur les â?¦tats provinciaux. In 1760 appeared the fifth and sixth partsî (Palgrave II, p. 776).Einaudi 3941. Goldsmithsí 9092. Higgs 1143 and 2160. Kress 5543.HBS 66774.$4,000

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        L'ami des hommes, ou traité de la population. Première partie, deuxième partie, troisième partie, Avignon 1756, quatrième partie, 1758

      Avignon 1756 - Four volumes in 12mo; frontispiece, 431, (1) pp.; 578, (2) pp.; 577, (1) pp.; (8), 285, (1), 313, (1), 150 pp.; contemporary marbled calf, spines richly gilt in compartments, two contrasting gilt lettering-pieces, extremities rubbed and bumped, some spine end chipped, front hinges of vols I and II weak, lettering-piece of vol II damaged, marbeld endpapers, red edges, small private ownership label to front cover verso, clean and crisp. First edition in 12mo of Mirabeau's famous work. The original edition was published in 3 parts with a résumé of the whole work at the end of part III. In 1758 it was expanded by a forth part consisting of "Précis de l'organisation, ou mémoire sur les états provinciaux" together with "Réponse aux objections contre le mémoire sur les états provinciaux" and "Qestions intéressantes sur la population, l'agriculture et le commerce proposés aux académies et autres sociétés scavantes des provinces". Mirabeau's work was further expanded by additional parts in some of which Quesnay's influence is clearly visible. The work ran, it is said, through forty editions, an d was widely translated. Higgs 1143/44, Kress 5545 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Perspectiva communis. Ideo sic dicta, quod contineat elementa tès optigès, omnibus philosophiae studiosis necessaria.Nuremberg, Johan Petreius, 1542. Small 4to (18 x 15 cm). With 44 geometric and perspectival woodcuts in text. Modern boards with new endpapers, red sprinkled fore-edge.

      Albert, Norton & Hurtes, Source Book of Ophthalmology 1756; Vagnetti Db8 and Cb6, note; this edition not in VD16; for Peckham see: Poggendorff II, col. 385; and for Hartmann: DSB 6, pp. 143-145. An important edition, the first to be edited by Hartman, of Peckham's Perspectiva Communis, one of the earliest works on perspective. Divided into three parts, the Perspectiva Commmunis presents 162 propositions, 84 for the optics, treating the anatomy and the physiology of the eye, 56 for the catoptrics, treating the reflexion of light, and 22 for the dioptrics or the refraction of light. The latter part also contains a description of the rainbow and the galaxy, as well as a description of a dark room, the predecessor of photography. The 44 woodcuts illustrating the propositions were designed by Hartmann, and include a fine, large cross-section of the human eye, one of the earliest representations of the eye in print. Very good copy. Extensively revised German edition of a famous work on perspective.

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

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

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        A Compleat Body of Husbandry

      Osborne & Shipton: London, 1756. Folio, coloured frontispiece and engravings throughout; an excellent uncut copy in recent half calf. The first edition of a classic treatise on husbandry. The title-page states that the work encompasses &#39;Rules for performing, in the most profitable manner, the whole business of the Farmer and Country Gentleman, in Cultivating, Planting, and Stocking of Land&#39;. Among many others, there are chapters on breeding and preserving cattle, the management of the orchard, the brewhouse and the dairy. The fine full-page and folding engravings, some handcoloured, show farming instruments, buildings, and plants. The whole work forms a compendium to rural pursuits during the eighteenth century.

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        Beschryving van Ysland, Groenland en de Straat Davis. Uit het Hoogduitss vertaalt door J.D.J. waar by gevoegt zyn de verbeteringen door Niels Horrebow.

      Amsterdam, Jan van Dalen, 1756.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary mottled calf, spine richly gilt (upper front hinge sl. splitting). With fine engraved frontispiece, folding map and 5 engraved plates (2 folding depicting whales). (16),286,(6); (8),158 pp.* Second and best edition; first published in Hamburg in 1746 Nachrichten von Island, Grönland und der Strasse Davis. - 'Anderson's detailed account of the arctic regions was immediately accepted and highly regarded. It was followed the next year by a second German edition, then by Danish, Dutch, English, and French editions' (Ingalls 446). The first part contains an account on whaling and a Danish-Dutch-Greenland vocabularly and grammar. The second part by Niels Horrebow contains the corrections and an extensive description of Iceland's natural history. The description of Davis Street makes this book also an important Americanum. - (Age-browned). - A nice copy with the bookplate of F.C. Koch and Isaac Meulman.Tiele 39; Cat. NHSM I, p.301 (German ed. only); Muller, America, p.69; Sabin 1407; Jenkins p.75; Allen 233.

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