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      London, J. Rivington and J. Fletcher; A. Linde; and Thomas Pote, 1757.containing an exact detail of the present field - service: and Particularly the most essential and recent Parts of the Foot - Exercise. With Several Articles never before made Public. The whole translated from the original German manuscript, and illustrated with various representations of the exercise in sixteen copper - plates. FIRST EDITION, 1757. Small 4to, approximately 225 x 170 mm, 8¾ x 6¾ inches, engraved encampment headpiece to dedication to Duke of Marlborough, 16 engraved plates on 15 folding sheets, (plates V & VI on 1 sheet), the number has been omitted by the printer from plate VI. The first 3 plates and plate XVI each have an inserted page of Explanation, that to plate XVI is erroneously numbered Plate IV and inserted wrongly opposite plate IV instead of at page 54, in addition most copies have the 3 leaves of explanation for plates I, II, and III inserted between pages 26 and 27, whereas ours are inserted correctly with those plates before the text of Part I, plate IV is misplaced after the first 3 plates and should be at page 26 / 27, at the beginning of Part II where it is described in Chapter I. Collated and complete. Pages vii, (1 - Contents), (8 - Explanations), 59, (1), bound in full old calf, modern calf reback, gilt lettered title to spine, original endpapers. Covers and corners slightly worn, 2 names on front endpaper, quite foxed on title, prelim pages and last few pages, foxing throughout, including some plates, mostly to margins, all text legible. Binding tight and firm. A good copy. This work is translated from a German manuscript, apparently a copy of Regulations issued by Frederick the Great some time after 1742. The regulations relate in Part I to Field - Duty for infantry, cavalry and artillery, in Part II to forming battalions, marching, passing a bridge, regiments in action, regulations for artillery when marching. The unknown editor states in his preface that in this work "many Articles of the Prussian Service are made public, which have hitherto been kept secret". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Memoirs of Wool, Woolen Manufacture, and Trade, (Particularly in England) From the Earliest to the Present Times; With Occasional Notes, Dissertations, and Reflections. The Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged.

      London: Printed for the Author. 1756 1757 - 2 volumes. 4to, pp. xxxi xxxii Errata, xxxiii -xxxvi Subscribers, xxxvi blank], 432; 449 [450 blank], contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments, morocco labels; upper front joint volume 1 cracked, binding rubbed and dried. Smith published the first edition of this work in 1747 as Chronicon Rusticum-Commercial, or memoirs of Wool, but this revised edition is a more substantial and useful work. Arthur Young, in his Annals of Agriculture claimed that its accuracy was so reliable that "scarcely any measure relative to that commodity [wool] can be stated which has not been fully explained and considered on the most liberal and enlightened principles; not deduced from vague theories, but from the clear page of ample experience." McCulloch in his Literature of Political Economy (1845) called it "one of the most carefully complied and valuable works" of its kind. Smith's topic was a timely one, as wool was one of the chief marketable commodities produced in England in the 18th century; at the time of its writing, nearly a million people in England were depended in one way or other on the production of wool. The work was republished again in 1765. Adam Smith, in the Wealth of Nations, described the author as "very accurate and intelligent" (IV, viii, 25). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Kleinigkeiten von G. E. Leßing. Neue Auflage.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig [d.i. Stuttgart, bei Johann Benedict Metzler] 1757.. 8°. (16 x 10 cm). Titel mit Titelkupfer (G. A. Fridrich), 100 S., 2 nn. Bll. (Inhalt), zahlr. Holzschnittvignetten. Pappband d. Zt. mit jeweils drei flieg. Vor- u. Nachsatzbll., auf dem ersten eine hs. Widmung u. der dez. Stempel eines Sammlers. Auf Bütten gedruckt, nahezu fleckenfrei. Einbandbezug fleckig u. mit kleinen Einrissen am Rücken.. Zweite Auflage von Lessing's spielerisch heiteren Gedichten zu Liebe und Wein. Die erste Auflage mit 65 Gedichten und Liedern erschien 1751; ab der vorliegenden zweiten Auflage um 21 Stücke vermehrt, ist sie als erste vollständige Ausgabe zu bezeichnen. Höchst selten.- Vgl. Goedeke IV,1,361,36 b; vgl. Seifert 175.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Colección de varios Tratados Curiosos, proprios y muy utiles para la Instrucción de la Noble Juventud Española, que publica el Real Seminario de Nobles de Madrid para uso de los Cavalleros Seminaristas. [Tomo II: Historia Romana y Chronologia Sagrada. Tratado de la Esfera y Geographia Universal. Breve Tratado del Blason. Tratado del Arte Symbolica].

      Madrid, en la Oficina de Joachin Ibarra, 1757. - 4to.; 2 hs., 332 pp., 4 hs. Con tres láminas y cinco mapas plegados, ademas de un estado también plegado. Encuadernación moderna en tela, con tejuelo.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Eden: Or, a Compleat Body of Gardening. Containing Plain and Familiar Directions for Raising the Several Useful Products of a Garden, Fruits, Roots, and Herbage; from the Practice of the Most Successful Gardeners, and the Result of Long Experience

      T Osbourne; T. Tyre; S, Crowder & H, Woodgare. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1757. First Edition. Hardcover. With 60 engraved plates, slight tear to plate 25, new end papers with old book plates laid down, re-backed with original boards retained, wear to corners of boards, ; Elephant Folio 23" tall; 714 pages .

      [Bookseller: Lion Books PBFA]
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        Le Réformateur, ou nouveau projet pour régir les finances, augmenter le commerce, la culture des terres, & c. Nouvelle Edition, aufmentée du Réformateur Réformé.

      Paris, par la Société des Libraires 1757 - Two parts in one volume in 12mo; (4)half title and title, 28 pp. for "Le Réformateur Réformé"; XVI, 207, (5) pp. for "Le Réformateur, nouvelle édition, corrigée, 1756" plus one folding table. Contemporary marbled calf, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with red gilt lettering-piece, moderate rubbing or bumping at extremities, clean and crisp, a very good copy. A new and corrected edition of "Le Réformateur" in the year of the first édition (1756). First edition of "Le Réformateur Réformé", a reply to the first work and sometimes wrongly attributed to Clicquot himself. Cl. de Blervache (1723-96), general inspector of commerce, was an economic liberal. The present work was inspired by Vauban's "Dixme Royale" and Boulainvillier's "Plan de Réforme" Part I: Higgs 1477; part II: Einaudi 1137 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        JOH. ALSTORPHII ICTI DE HASTIS VETERUM opus posthumum nunc primum in lucem editum cum multis tabularum aenearum iconibus.

      Amstelaedami et Lipsiae, apud Arksteum et Merkum, 1757.FIRST EDITION 1757, Latin text, in 2 parts with separate pagination, Part II has a divisional title reading: Johannis Alstorphii JC. Occupationes Tusculanae. Seu de Hastis Veterum, this title also precedes the text in Part I. 4to, approximately 205 x 155 mm, 8 x 6 inches, title vignette, 25 full page engravings, 28 smaller engravings, all of weapons and warriors of Roman times, lances, spears, javelins, chariots, cavalry, boats and many of ancient coins showing these things, pages: (4), 179, (2), 140, bound in full antique calf, rebacked to style with raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering, all edges speckled red, original endpapers retained. Covers slightly scuffed, corners slightly worn, endpapers slightly browned at edges, a few pages lightly age - browned, slight offsetting from some illustrations, otherwise a very good clean tight copy. Ancient warfare and weapons by the Dutch antiquary, Jan Alstorph (ca. 1680 - 1719). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      Antonio Marín 1757-58-73, Madrid - 24 x 18 cm. Plena Piel. Tomo I: 408 p., [1] h. de grab. pleg., XXIII h. de grab. ;Tomo II: [4], p. 409-681, [2] p., [1], XXIV-LVIII h. de grab. : il. ; 4º . Tomo III: 292 [i.e. 284], [4] p., h. de grab. LIX- LXVII, [8] h. de grab., [1] h. de grab. pleg.Contrareembolso - 3 eur. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Blázquez]
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        Gesamtans., darüber Stadtplan, "Grund - Riss der Kayserlichen und des Heil. Röm. Reichs Freyen Stadt Lübeck".

      . altkol. Kupferstich b. Lotter, T.C. in Augsburg, nach 1757, 48,5 x 56. Nicht bei Fauser ( nur das Blatt von Seutter = 8071 ). - Unter der Ansicht Erklärungen von 1 - 28. Am linken Rand Erklärungen zu den Strassen und Gebäuden. - Schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Six Sonatas for two German Flutes or Violins [Subtitle]: with a thorough Bass for the Harpsicord or Violoncello Compos'd by Sigr. Giovanni Agrell &c. Opera Terza. [Parts]

      London: Walsh. [1757]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-12; 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-10; 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-10 pp. Engraved. With the signature of "Stackhouse" to upper margin of title to each part. & & Very slightly soiled. In very good, crisp and clean condition overall. . First Edition. Rare. Smith & Humphries 3. BUC p. 9. RISM A428 (3 copies, none in the U.S.). & & A Swedish composer, violinist and harpsichordist, "Agrell's works divide into two categories: the vocal music, occasional and commissioned, much appreciated in his day, but now lost; and his many instrumental works, most of which were published during Agrell's lifetime, sometimes on their own, sometimes in anthologies... Agrell's reputation as one of the leading proponents of the emerging symphony led Antonio Vivaldi to ask him to contribute to a concert of ‘modern music’ in Amsterdam in 1739." Grove online

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Traite des songes et des visions nocturnes avec leurs significations. Manuscript in copyist's hand

      [Paris], [1757]. (DREAM SYMBOLISM) 8vo. 110 leaves, written on rectos and versos. Bound in early vellum manuscript; shaken and worn, else very good. Signed by the copyist on final page: "fin, et faite par moy Bourgoing le 12 de fevrier 1757." . Wulson's treatise on dream interpretation was first published in Le Palais des curieux, Paris, 1646; and later separately under the above title in Paris, 1690

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        Vie de Louis Balbe-Berton de Crillon : surnommé le Brave : et mémoires des regnes de Henri II, François II, Charles IX, Henri III et Henri IV, pour servir à l'histoire de son temps.

      Chez Pissot 1757 - - Chez Pissot, A Paris 1757, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9x16cm), 345pp. et (2) 307pp. (5), 2 Vol. reliés. - Edition originale. Un portrait dépliant au frontispice. En fin d'ouvrage : "Piéces tirées des ouvrages faits à l'honneur du Brave Crillon, après sa mort," et "Histoire de la maison Balbe de Quiers." Une table des matières permet de suivre et de retrouver tous les protagonistes de cette histoire. Plein Veau d'époque marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. PIèces de titres et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge. Coiffes de tête élimées. Mors ouvert en tête du tome I. Coins émoussés au tome I. Ouvrage historique attribué à Mademoiselle de Lussan, qu'elle écrivit certainement avec la collaboration de Nicolas Baudot de Jully (1678-1759), historien et receveur des Tailles de Vendôme. Louis des Balbes Crillon fut un célèbre capitaine et servit avec succès sous plusieurs rois, dont Henri IV, qui dira qu'il est 'Le premier capitaine du monde'. L'histoire retint sa vaillance et sa probité, notamment dans l'assassinat du duc de Guise ou dans la Saint-Barthélémy. Il est originaire de Provence et a laissé son nom à un village aujourd'hui fameux : Crillon le Brave. 345pp. et (2) 307pp. (5) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        DELLA FONDAZIONE DI PESARO. Dissertazione di Si aggiunge una Lettera del medesimo al Sig. Abate Barthelemy Custode del Museo di Sua Maestà Cristianissima sopra le medaglie greche di Pesaro, le più antiche romane, e altre d'Italia.

      Gavelliana,, Pesaro, 1757 - in folio, pp. 56, bella leg. carta dec. coeva. Antip. con gr. vignetta allegorica in rame, incis. in rame n.t. e gr. testat. inc. da P. A. Pazzi e 4 tavv. in rame al fine raff. monete e oggetti di scavo. Lozzi 3505. [016]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        A Voyage to the South Seas, in the years 1740-1. containing a faithful narrative of the loss of His Majesty's Ship the the [sic] Wager on a desolate island. The second edition, with additions

      London, Printed. Philadelphia: Reprinted by James Chattin, for the Author 1757 - Contemporary marbled sheep, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt rules, black morocco label in the second compartment lettered in gilt (damage to extremities), modern half morocco slipcase Provenance: Mary G. and "William Denny Esq / Magazine" (inscriptions on the first two leaves); Daniel Remich (Kennebunk, Mass., inscription); American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, Mass., early blindstamp to title) Second (first American) edition of this important account of a major voyage; the first such narrative to be published in the British colonies First American edition of this primary source for information on the wreck of the "Wager" off the coast of Chile, beyond the Straits of Magellan. The ship, part of Anson's fleet, had been en route to harass the Spanish. Bulkeley, a gunner, and Cummins, ship's carpenter, led the small group of survivors through much hardship until they arrived safely in Rio de Janeiro and finally England, concluding a voyage that had lasted almost two years. Bulkeley later settled in Pennsylvania where he arranged for the publication of this edition (the first edition had been published in London in 1743). This edition is also valuable for the long list of colonial subscribers, as well as the narrative of Isaac Morris, one of the members of the Wager's crew left in Patagonia, which was not included in the first edition. Evans 7859; Hildeburn 1519; Hill (2004) 211; Huntress 50C; NAIP w029694. (6 15/16 x 4 1/2 inches). 17pp. list of subscribers. (Browned as usual, I3 holed). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Histoire du Paraguay.

      Paris: Chez Ganeau, Bauche, D'Houry, 1757 - 6 vols. in-12; première édition dans ce format, après l"originale parue l"année précédente en 3 volumes in-4; T.I: [iv], 390p., [2p. Approbation, Privilège]. T.II: [[iv], 476p. T.III:[iv], 407p., [1p.]. T.IV: [iv], 414p., [1p.]. T.V: [iv], 461p., [2p.]. T.VI: [iv], 460p.; 7 cartes et plans dépliants. Reliure d'époque en veau moucheté, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches rouges. Restauration à deux coiffes, quelques frottis et épidermures, autrement un très bon exemplaire, bien frais intérieurement. Ouvrage classique qui retrace l"histoire mouvementée de la partie centrale et orientale de l'Amérique du Sud,comprenant aujourd'hui l'Argentine, le Paraguay, l'Uruguay, la Bolivie et le sud du Brésil. Charlevoix relate les conquêtes et les relations avec les indigènes, depuis la première exploration de la région par le castillan Jean de Solis en janvier 1516, au cours de laquelle il fut tué et mangé avec sa suite par les indiens. En tête de l"ouvrage se trouve la description des richesses naturelles du pays: métaux, pierres précieuses, productions végétales (maïs, patate, vigne) et animales. La fondation des cités de Buenos Ayres et de l"Assomption est également détaillée. Chadenat I, 2252: "Ouvrage très estimé". Boucher de la Richarderie VI, 315: "?relation la plus complète et la plus satisfaisante, à quelques égards, que nous ayons sur le Paraguay".

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      London, Wilcox, 1757. - Contemporary calf, worn, front cover detached, first few leaves loose, spotting to title and first leaves. The frontispiece is supplied in facsimil.

      [Bookseller: Rosenbad Antique Books]
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        1. Diamond Mesembryanthemum. 2. Proliferous Datura. 3. Nepenthes ... 4. African Drosera. 5. Pearl Aloe. 6. The Sensitive Plant

      A Complete Body of Gardening., 1757.. Plate 41. Copper engraving. Early colour. Fine condition. Size: 23 x 38 cm. (9 x 15 inches). Dr. John Hill, actor, dramatist, botanist doctor and prolific author was one of the more colourful figures of eighteenth century London. His Eden, or a Complete Body of Gardening, was one of the most beautiful illustrated botanical books of its time.

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        Recueil d'Antiquites égyptiennes, étrusques, grecques et romaines.

      A Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant (I-III) & Chez Tilliard (IV-VII), 1752-1757. - Quarto. Seven volumes. I: [viii], xxv, 348pp,; II: viii, 430, [ii]pp.; III: xxxiv, 448pp.; IV: xx, 418, [i]pp.; V: xxxvi, [ii], 348pp.; VI: xx, 414, [i]pp.; VII: [iv], xxviii, 336pp. I: []4, a4-c4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Xx4, Yy42; II: []1, a4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Hhh4; III: a4-d4, e2, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Kkk4; IV: a4-b4, c2, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Fff4, Ggg2; V: a4-c4, d2, A4-Z4, Aa4-Vv4, Xx2; VI: a4-b4, c2, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Fff4 (Fff4 blank); VII: [ ] 2, a4-c4, d2, A4-Tt4. Contemporry mottled calf, repaired. Illustrated. I: frontispiece & 107 plates; II: frontispiece & 128 plates (126 in the count, but there are 3 plates for 58); III: frontispiece & 121 plates; IV: frontispiece & 125 plates; V: frontispiece, title-page vignette by Le Fevre & 120 plates: VI: frontispiece & 130 plates; VII: frontispiece portrait drawn and engraved by Littret before 'Eloge' & 97 plates. Cohen-de Ricci, 211-212; Lewine, Bibliography of 18th Century Art & Illustrated Books, pp. 99-100; Universal Catalogue of Books on Art I, p. 254. From the library of the Reverend Edward Orlebar Smith, with his armorial bookplate. The Reverend Edward Orlebar Smith was Rector of the Parish Church of St. Mary, Bletchley in 1790, also Rector of Bradenham (which he vacated for this living) and Hulcot, with Salford, Bedfordshire.

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        Le Financier citoyen

      1757 - Livre ancien XXII, 429 pp. et (8), 314 pp. Le Financier citoyen de Jean-Baptiste Navau est important dans le sens où il propose un exposé synthétique des travaux des principaux ministres des finances depuis le début du XVIIe siècle. Les seconde et troisième parties de l’ouvrage concernent l’examen des opérations ressortissant du Ministère des finances avec des propositions de réformes, et enfin, un examen des fermes, des considérations sur les terres, le commerce, la consommation. Précieux exemplaire AUX ARMES DE LA MARQUISE DE POMPADOUR. On sait que la marquise de Pompadour s’intéressait particulièrement à la nouvelle science politique et que Quesnay tira chez elle, en sa présence et, dit-on, en présence du Roi, le fameux Tableau économique, qui marque l’acte de naissance de la science économique. Brillante intellectuelle et défenseur de l’Encyclopédie, elle possédait dans sa bibliothèque les textes des représentants des différentes écoles. Très bel exemplaire de ce texte synthétisant l’histoire de la pensée économique en France, ayant appartenu à la plus importante figure féminine du XVIIIe siècle français, figurant sous le n° 253 de la dispersion de la bibliothèque de la Marquise de Pompadour en 1765. Condition : 2 vol. in-12, en plein veau blond, dos plats ornés de fleurons, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge et de tomaison miel, triple listel en encadrement des plats. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des etats barbariques qui exercent la piraterie.

      Paris Chaubert quai des Augustins; Herissant Imprimeur 1757 - Première Édition. 1. Auflage. First edition. Tome 2 (de 2). 2. Band (von 2) Volume 2 (of 2). 16,5x10 cm. 1 Bl., 287 S., 2 Bll. Réliure en cartonnage d'epoque. Titre et illustration en or sur la collée de dos. Bon état. Marmorierter Originalkartoneinband mit goldenem Titel und Illustration auf dem Rückenschild. Board with golden title and illustration on back label. Good condition. Dedans en très bon état. Seulement peut des taches. Avec l' étampe du bilbliotheque royale Ernest August Hannover. Innen in sehr gutem Zustand. Lediglich selten leicht stockfleckchen. Mit dem Stempel der königl. Ernst August Bibliothek zu Hannover. Inside in very good condition. Very rarely foxy. With the stamp of the royal library of Ernst August from Hannover. Histoire des etats barbariques qui exercent la piraterie, contenant l' Origine, les Révolutions, & l' Etat présent des Royaume d'Alger, de Tunis, de Tripoli & de Maroc, avec leurs forces, leurs revenus, leur politique, & leur commerce. Le barbaresque est un pirate opérant dans le bassin méditerranéenaprès la conquête musulmane effectuée jusque dans les terres de la péninsule Ibérique ; la Méditerranée devient alors un vaste lac musulman sous cette suprématie navale. La durée de leur activité sur la Méditerranée est telle qu'elle peut être décrite depuis les premiers temps de l'Islam, alors associée à la conquête terrestre des musulmans qui, une fois la péninsule ibérique prise, lancent des incursions en Septimanie puis prennent des villes en Provence. Geschichte der piraterischen Barbareskenstaaten beinhaltend deren Herkunft, Revolution, Präsenz im Königreich Algerien, Tunesien, Tripolis und Marokko. Mit ihrer Streitkraft, ihrem Einkommen, Politik und Wirtschaftslage. Als Barbareskenstaaten wurden vom 16. bis zum frühen 19. Jahrhundert die zwischen Marokko und Ägypten liegenden nordafrikanischen Territorien des Maghreb bezeichnet, insbesondere Algier, Constantine_(Algerien), Tunis , Tripolis_(Libyen)> und Barka sowie die in den marrokanischen Städten Salé und Rabat etablierte Korsaren-Republik Bou-Regreg. Das Wort „Barbaresken" leitet sich von „Barbar " oder „Berber" ab, den „Ureinwohnern" des westlichen Nordafrika . Haupteinnahmequelle der Barbareskenstaaten war die Piraterie und damit einhergehend Menschenraub, Sklavenhande und Lösegelderpressung. 1.100 gr. Réliure en cartonnage d'epoque. Titre et illustration en or sur la collée de dos. Bon état. Marmorierter Originalkartoneinband mit goldenem Titel und Illustration auf dem Rückenschild. Board with golden title and illustration on back label. Good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Province of New-York, from the First Discovery to the Year 1732.

      1757 - Expertly bound to style in half 18th century calf, over 18th century marble paper boards, spine simply gilt in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece. One of the very rare large paper issues of the first edition of the first history of New York. William Smith was a graduate of Yale, became a distinguished New York lawyer, and later justice of the province. He was involved in a number of major land litigation cases in colonial New York, and it is likely that because of this he and Holland would have become closely acquainted. A Loyalist during the Revolution, Smith moved to Canada upon its conclusion and there became a chief justice as well. This history covers the period up to 1736. An important early history of New York. Howes rates the large paper edition a "d." This is only the second large paper copy of the work we have encountered. Howes S703, "d" (for the large paper issue). Streeter Sale 871. Church 1023. Sabin 84566. (11 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches). xii,255pp. plus folding plate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London. 1757. - xii,255pp. plus folding plate. Quarto. Expertly bound to style in three- quarter 18th- century calf over 18th-century marbled paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco label. Very good. William Smith was a graduate of Yale who became a distinguished New York lawyer, and later justice of the province. He was involved in a number of major land litigation cases in colonial New York, and it is likely that because of this he and Holland would have become closely acquainted. A Loyalist during the Revolution, Smith moved to Canada upon its conclusion and there became a chief justice as well. This history covers the period up to 1736. He wrote a continuation which remained in manuscript form until it was published by the New-York Historical Society in 1826. "One of the worthiest examples of historical literature produced in later colonial times" - Larned. An important early history of New York. Howes rates this large paper edition a "d." This is only the second large paper copy of the work we have encountered. HOWES S703, "d" (the large paper issue). STREETER SALE 871. CHURCH 1023. SABIN 84566.

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        Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant. lllustrated with Cuts.

      London: Printed for A. Millar and W. Sandby:, Second edition with great Improvements, 1757 - 4to, 2 parts in 1, xviii, [2], 513, [1]pp, 38 engraved plates, including 15 maps (9 folding0, and 22 woodcut illustrations (2 folding), as per list, two plates with minor neat repairs to verso, contemp. full calf with later neat reback with raised bands, lettered and gilt ruled spine, rubbed along some extremities. A VG+ generally clean copy. Thomas Shaw was Chaplain to the English factory at Algiers and used his clerical position as an occasion for several travels. The first edition of this work was published in 1738, and was criticized by a certain Dr. Richard Pocock, and in defence, Shaw wrote a supplement, the contents of which are interwoven in the present text. Shaw's aim was to restore the ancient geography of the regions he describes and to place the natural and civil history of such areas in a proper light. Shaw is well known in the field of botany for his catalogue of the rarer plants which he observed during his travels in Barbary, Egypt, and Arabia, a classification amounting to 632 species and including crude plates, all donated to and preserved by Oxford University under the name of Shawia. This is the last edition prepared by Shaw himself. "These Travels have been universally esteemed, not only for their accuracy and fidelity, but on account of the illustrations they contain of natural history, of the classic authors, and especially of the Scriptures" (Lowndes 2372-3); "For his time, his geological views are enlightened, while his conjectures on the subject of the pyramids have been fully confirmed by Belzoni and other investigators; his scrupulous fidelity was vindicated by James Bruce and by later African explorers." (DNB Cox I, 377; Weber 498; Blackmer, 307 (1st ed.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hedendaagsche Historie of tegenwoordige Staat van Frankryk (2 vols.). Part 1 : 'Eene Beschryving van de Gelegenheid des Ryks; van deszelfs Kusten, Havens, Rivieren en Gebergten. Een kort Begrip der Historie van Frankryk, van de oudste tyden af, tot heden. Eene beschryving van den Godsdienst, de Vryheden van de Kerk, de Geestelyken en 't gene daar toe behoort: van den Koning en 't gene zo to zyne Persoon als Familie en Hofhouding betrekkelyk is; enz.' Part 2: 'De Algemeene Landsbeschryving van dit Koningryk, en in 't byzonder die der Noordelykste Provincien; als l'Isle de France, Normandie, Pikardie, de Fransche Nederlanden, Champagne, Lotharingen en Bar, benevens de Bisdommen van Metz, Toul en Verdun, de Elsaz, Bretagne, het Orleanois, Bour

      Amsterdam; 1757 - ; Isaak Tirion; halfcloth with raised bands; 5 fold. maps, 3 fold. views, 1 portrait, 4 fold. plates with 6 plans each, all engraved (complete!); 670 (11) and 642 (25) pp.* Spine of both volumes rather worn. Inside occasionally a trifle foxed. With 'bladwyzer' (glossary).

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        LE LIVRE A LA MODE [junto con] LE LIVRE A LA MODE Nouvelle Édition, Marquetée, polie & vernissée. [junto con] LE LIVRE DE QUATRE COULEURS. Ridendo dicere verum quid vetat?

      A Verte-Feuille De l'Imprimerie du Printemps au Perroquet / En Europe, Chez les Librairies / Aux Quatre-Éleménts, De l'Imprimerie des Quatre-Saisons, s.l. 1757 - 1ª ed. 9.5x15.7. xx + 79pp.; xxxvi + 79pp.; 1h. xxiv + 110pp. Plena piel de época, lomo y puntas restaurados. El marqués Louis-Antoine Caraccioli (1719 – 1803)fue autor de una gran variedad de libros de filosofía e historia, y otras de dubiosa veracidad, como su 'Lettres Intéressantes du Pape Clément XIV' donde intercala cartas apócrifas entre las verdaderas. Tiene fama de gran encanto y gracia personal, y estos tres libros son una delicia. La primera está impresa en tinta verda, el segundo en rojo, y el último en cuatro colores - naranja, marrón, verde y amarillo. En el prefacio de la primera obra, el autor promete que "Cette premiere edition en verd sera suivie d'une autre, couleur de rose; il faut contenter tous les goûts". Realmente es un tomo de enorme gozo bibliográfico. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        Cymische Untersuchungen weiche furnehmlich von der Lithogeognosia oder Erkantniss und Bearbeitung der gemeinen einfacheren Steine und Erden ingleichen Von feuer und Licht handeln: 3 works, plus additions in 1 Vol. (details below): [In German];

      Berlin, Bey Christian Friderich Voss, , 1754, 1751. 1757 - Also contains: Reuer Unbang zur Lithogeognosie in welchem die bisher zum Borschein getommene einwurfe abgelehnet, auch bereschiebene Phnsicalisch Chymische Materien untersuchet und erlautert werden; And, Fortsetzung derer Chymischen Untersuchungen, welche vond der Lithogeognosie, oder Erkantniss und Bearbeitung derer Steine und Erden specieller handeln, Berlin und Potsdam, Bey Christian Friedrich Voss. 1751; And, Zweyte Fortsetzung derer Untersuchungen welche von der Lithogeognosie oder Erkantniss und Bearbeitung derer Steine und Erden in Anwendung derselben zur Bereitung Feuerfester Sefasse und Ziegel specieller handeln nebst Tabelen under alle bren Theile. Berlin, Bey Christian Friedrich Voss. 1754; HARDBACK, half-calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering on brown spine label, pages: [vi], 88; 44, register [xi]; [viii], 120; [xiv], 148, including tables pages 33-148, 1 engraved plate of the furnace, double-page letterpress table at rear, cro.4to., 173mm x 216mm (6.75" x 8.5"). Pott studied chemistry at the University of Halle under Friedrich Hoffmann and Georg Ernest Stahl, becoming a professor of theoretical chemistry. His great interest in the secrets surrounding the manufacture of porcelain resulted in him carrying out a great number of experiments to try to work out the method, eg. of Meissen, ultimately he was unsuccessful. His studies of minerals substances enhanced the understanding of various metals and compounds, the results of his many experiments heating substances in a furnace were published in his Lithogeognosia of 1746, his detailed tables of results were invaluable to the development of mineral chemistry. A very fine, rare item.

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        Code de la Police, Analyse des Reglemens de Police; Divisé en douze Titres, par M. D., conseiller du roy, lieutenant général de police de la ville de ... en Champagne

      Paris: Chez Prault pere, 1757. (POLICE CODE) First edition. 8vo. . Beautifully bound in a contemporary reliure à plaquette of red morocco, covers with wide gilt-tooled borders, spine elaborately gilt with green morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Small piece excised from top margin of flyleaf, otherwise a fine, flawless copy. This copy seems to be lacking preliminary signature a-d, & possibly the Table at rear. Barbier I 623 (citing a "3rd edition" of this same year, in 12mo?); Goldsmith 9311 (citing only the 2nd edition of 1758 . With remarkable Gallic analytical acuity, the author divides the subject into 12 chapters: (1) Magistrats et Officiers; (2) De la Religion; (3) Des Mûrs; (4) De la Santé; (5) Des Vivres; (6) De la Voirie; (7) De la Tranquillité & Sureté Public; (8) Des Sciences & Arts Libéraux; (9) Du Commerce; (10) Des Manufactures & Arts Mécaniques; (11) Des Serviteurs, Domestiques, Manouvriers; (12) De la Police des Pauvres. Beautiful copy of a rare book

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        The Basilica of Constantine., Radierung aus "Views of Rome".

      1757 - In der Platte signiert "Piranesi Architetto fec.", mit dem gestochenen Titel "Veduta degli Avanzi del Tablino della Casa Aurea di Nerone detti volgarmente il Tempio della Pace." Ausgezeichneter, feinzeichnender Druck mit gleichmäßigem Rand um die volle Plattenkante. Auf Bütten (mit Wz."Florentiner Lilie", Hind Wz. 3). Hind 45 III (von VI). Focillon 813. Vor Löschung des Preises und aller Nummern. Blatt 96, Band 2 der berühmten Folge "Views of Rome". - Bugfalte geglättet, dort am Oberrand mit kleinem, sorgsam restauriertem Einriß. Umlaufend gleichmäßig beschnitten. Insgesamt sehr guter Gesamteindruck. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 41,8 x 55,2 cm (Plattengröße). 45,7 x 58 cm (Papier).

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        Petri Divaei, lovaniensis, Urbis, ac Provinciae Mechliniensis quondam Syndici, Opera Varia: Scilicet Rerum Lovaniensium Libri IV. Annalium Ejusdem Oppidi, Libri VIII. Opus utrumque bactenus ineditum; De Galliae belgicae antiquitatibus.

      Lovanii 1757 - .Liber primus; Quibus ad calcem adjecta funt Hermanni Nuenarii de Gallia Belgica commentariolus, ejusdemque de origine et sedibus priscorum francorum narratio; nec non Abr. Ortelii et Joh. Viviani 288 .pp

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        Voyage pittoresque de Paris ; ou Indication de tout ce qu'il y a de plus beau dans cette grande ville en peinture, sculpture, & architecture : par M. D'***

      Chez de Bure l'Aîné, Paris 1757 - X pp.-2 pp.-2, In-12° (10 x 18 cm), demi chagrin rouge, dos 5 nerfs avec auteur, titre et date dorés, filets dorés sur les nerfs, caissons ornés d'un fleuron et encadrés d'un double filet doré. Reliure XIXè signée BELZ-NIEDREE. Troisième édition. Frontispice en couleurs gravé par J. ROBERT, 4 planches gravées hors texte signées CHOFFARD, dont 2 dépliantes et 1 planche hors texte gravée par FESSARD d'après Augustin de SAINT-AUBIN. Nom d'un propriétaire écrit à la plume en tête de la page de titre, Argenville écrit sous M. D'***, cachet de signature au centre de cette même page, excellente fraicheur de l'ensemble. Très bon exemplaire. In-12° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's principles

      Printed for the Author, London 1757 - Second edition in full 'contemporary style' calf with 5 raised bands and gilt title in morocco label. Possibly a mid-20th century binding? Blind stamped double line decoration around board edges. Binding in very good condition with just a little rubbing to edges and outer hinge area to front board very slightly cracked. Light creasing to a few pages and a little in-text notes on 4 pages, the most extensive shown in the accompanying photographs. Folding Frontis engraving of a Ferguson Orrery. The title page has a repaired area along the top edge, using old laid paper, to replace a torn out section removing most of a previous owners name. 13 folding plates as called for, all in very good condition. Some have minor repaired areas but not affecting the engravings. Plate III and VII have a some trimming to the margin area. A little browning and marginal offset to prelims. A line of manuscript text along top edge of rear free end paper. Very attractive copy. Pp. frontis, [8], 283, [9]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recens edita totius Novi Belgi in America Septentrionali siti delineatio cura et sumtibus.

      1757 1757 - Double page engraved map in original hand colour.59x50 cm.A fine example of this decorative map with a depiction of the original wall that would become Wall street.The new York view shows soldiers marching along the city´s east side to siege the fort. This view is called Restitutio because of the restitution of Dutch power but the city was conquered by the english in 1674.At the top an allegorical image with king George II.This is the last edition of the jansson-Visscher series of maps.

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      0 - Madrid. Imp. Vda. De Joseph de Orga. MDCCLVII (1757). 20x15 cm. 1 grabado a plena pág. de F. Mathias Yrala "Amphitheatrum Matritense"+ portada+15 h. + 1 grabado del autor, por Palomino + 592 págs. + 4h. + 22 grabados a plena pág. de F. Mathias Yrala. Plena piel època, un poco mareada, tejuelo, cantos pintados, algunos puntos de polilla sin afectar, ejemplar usado por ser de texto en la escuela de medicina de Madrid. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentarius ad Pandectas. In quo praeter Romani Juris principiae ac controversias illustriores, Jus etiam hodiernum & praecipuae Fori Quaestiones axcutiuntur.

      - Coloniae Allobrogum, 1757, volumi 2, in-folio, mezza pergamena coeva, cartelli bicolore ai dorsi. Bell'esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Préservatif contre l'anglomanie. Le tableau de la volupté, ou les quatre parties du jour, poèmes en vers libres. Les bienfaits du sommeil ou les quatre rêves accomplis. La comédie de Bretagne. Le couronnement d'un roi essai allégorique en un acte et en prose suivi d'un vaudeville. Lettre amoureuse d'Héloïse à Abailard, Armide à Renaud, Héroïde, lettre d'Héloïse à Abailard. Lucie et Mélanie, ou les deux soeurs généreuses, anecdote historique. L'heureux jour épitre à mon ami. Eloge de François de Salignac de la Motte-Fenelon. 8 livres reliés en 1 volume.

      A Minorque, A Cythere, Brunet libraire, Au temple de mémoire, Veuve Duchesne, L'Esclapart et Duchesne, Veuve Duchene, Veuve Regnard et Demonville 1757, 1771, 1776, 1775, 1766, 1767, 1768, 1771 - in-8 58 + 68 +16 + 32 + 80 + 50 + 30 + 47 pages illustré de 5 frontispices et de 8 gravures, quelques rousseurs, quelques mouillures marginales, quelques ombres, frottements au dos et aux plats, néanmoins bon état général [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      IMPENFIS THURNISII 1757 - RO30110598: Environ 650 pages par Tome. Ouvrage en latin. Dos à 5 nerfs. In-8 Relié plein cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karte von den Seen in Canada.

      Leipzig 1757 - Kershaw 954; Published in "Allgemeine Historie des Reisen zu Wasser unde Lande." First German edition., Size : 210x300 (mm), Hand Colored [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PIÈCES ORIGINALES ET PROCÉDURES DU PROCÈS FAIT À ROBERT-FRANÇOIS DAMIENS, tant en la Prévôté de l’Hôtel qu’en la Cour de Parlement

      Paris Pierre-Guillaume Simon 1757 - , in-4, reliure d’époque pl. veau marbré, tit. doré sur pc. de maroquin bordeaux sur dos à 5 nerfs orné de dentelles et fleurons encadrés de double filet dorés, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, tr. marbrées, p. de tit. bicolore, cul-de-lampe, bandeau et lettrine, impression en double colonne, (plats frottés avec lég. épidermure, coiffes manquantes, début de craquelure d’un mors, rares piqûres), XLII-610-(2)-24 p.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Bellin, "Carte de L'Isle de Jersey .. M.DCC.LVII".

      . dat. 1757, 41,5 x 56,5. Mit der Titelkartusche links unten. Darüber Erklärungen. Die Karte zeigt die Insel Jersey. - Mit restaurierten Randeinrissen.

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        A Prospect of the Rocks & that Salt Cavern at Castleton call'd Peak-hole, alias the D-l's A-fe

      Published by Thomas Smith, London 1757 - A stunning view of the Salt Cavern at Castleton, by Smith of Derby, one of the most celebrated English landscape painters. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. One of the earliest and most influential landscape artists to begin this trend was Thomas Smith who came to be known as "Smith of Derby". Smith traveled the north of England painting famous houses and beautiful views. He was one of the first artists to depict wild landscape scenes, which became immensely fashionable with the development of the "picturesque landscape" towards the end of the century. Smith's paintings not only captured the English countryside at the onset of the Industrial Revolution, but also recorded the activities of visiting tourists and local inhabitants. These works capture a period in England's history, which was forever changed by the wheels of progress. Before the mills and the factories came to dominate the landscape of northern England Smith depicted its wild beauty and breathtaking scenery. This beautiful set is a wonderful example of Smith's superior work. This lovely print comes from a suite of eight views of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, produced by Smith around 1743. The views were then engraved and offered for sale by subscription, along with letterpress explanations of the sites. This important suite represent the first appearance of precipes and cascades in English landscapes, and mark a pivotal point in the concept of the countryside as sublime. The set was republished twice, first by Smith in 1757 and later by Boydell in 1769. In this view of one of the caverns near Castleton, generally known now and spelled out: "Devil's Arse", Smith explores another of the fascinating natural wonders of Derbyshire. Clayton The English Print 1688-1802 page 155-157, 299. Engraving with beautiful hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. In good condition with the exception of some staining on the right margin and across the top edge of sheet outside of platemark. Label on verso of sheet. Image size: 15 1/8 x 20 3/4 inches.

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        Mes Rêveries

      Amsterdam and Leipzig, Arkstrée et Merkus; Paris, Desaint and Saillant, Durand, , 1757. Ouvrage Posthume... Augmenté d'une Histoire abrégée de sa Vie, & de Différentes Pièces qui y ont Repport. Par Monsieur l'Abbé Pérau. 2 volumes, quarto (280 × 210 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with floral and foliate tools, red morocco title piece, green stained and gilt "numbering piece", gilt barred edge-roll, green silk page-markers, edges sprinkled in red. 84 plates, 37 of them folding, 4 of them coloured, wood-engraved head- and tailpieces. Some light browning, one plate slightly misfolded and standing proud at the fore-edge, some light shelf-wear, corners a little soft, head- and tailcaps scuffed, but overall a very good set. First edition thus. "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 copies with the Shirburn Castle blind stamp through the prelims. and bookplates to the front endpapers, that on the pastedowns being that of Lieutenant-General George Lane Parker, younger son of the Second Earl, 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 C18th. A handsome and well-provenanced set of this important work.

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        Les Origines ou l'ancien gouvernement de la France, de l'Allemagne et de l'Italie.

      La Haye. [Paris Didot] 1757 - 4 volumes in-12, 390, 557, 451, 359 pp. Reliure plein veau époque, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison.(coiffes usées). Edition originale. Cioranescu 25628. Le comte Du Buat-Nancay (1732-1787), diplomate, est l'auteur d'un bon nombre d'ouvrages historiques et philosophiques. Disciple de Cantillon, il pensait que la ruine de la France pouvait être évitée par la restauration du régime féodal. A la différence de Cantillon, Dubuat-Nançay était populationiste. Sur l'agriculture, il se rapproche des physiocrates. Dans cet ouvrage il affirme que la prospérité et le bonheur des états dépend d'un équilibre entre tradition et changement et prône la connaissance de l'histoire et le retour à un certain système féodal. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exercice de l'infanterie françoise, ordonné par le roy le VI may M.DCC.LV. dessiné dans toutes ses positions [.].

      s.n., s.l. 1757 - Front., [3] ff., 62 pl., 16 pp. (ex. complet, rousseurs concentrées sur qqs pl.). ÉDITION ORIGINALE et unique de cet ouvrage ENTIÈREMENT GRAVÉ par le colonel d'infanterie Baudouin : titre gravé d'après Bouchardon,- avertissement illustré d'un grand cul-de-lampe aux trophées militaires d'après Saint-Aubin,- table des planches,- 63 planches numérotées dont le frontispice d'après Pierre et 16 pp. sur le maniement des armes. Les planches figurent la décomposition de mouvement d'un soldat présentant les postures pour l'inspection et le maniement des armes : fusil du côté de l'épée, baïonnette au bout du canon, port du fusil, en joue. L'ouvrage sera copié par Saint-Aubin deux ans plus tard mais avec moins de planches. RARE COMPLET. # Cohen 121; # Colas I-245. Provenance : ex-libris fin 19e-début XXe (devise : "Tout passe, le livre reste"). 1 vol volumes. Coins émoussés, cuir frotté, néanmoins bon état Reliure de l'époque : demi-basane rouge, plats de papier marbré

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        Les Reveries ou Memoires sur L'Art de la Guerre de Maurice Comte de Saxe, Duc de Courlande et de Semigalle, Marechal- General des Arme'es de S. M. T. C.

      Chez Jean Drieux, Amanheim 1757 - This is a good copy in rather battered full brown leather covers, some pages are stained. 39 of 40 plates, it lacks plate 6. Two parts in one volume, 80 + 86 pages. For any enquiries please do get in touch. If you are ever in Bath, please visit our bookshop, Bath Old Books. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de feu M. Cochin, Ecuyer, avocat au Parlement, Contenant le Recueil des ses Memoires et Consultations [6 volumes]

      Chez Durand, Paris 1757 - 6 volumes, complete as issued. Attractively bound in full period brown polished calf, spines with raised bands, twin red morocco spine labels, and elaborate gilt floral tooling within gilt-tooled compartments (some rubbing to spines, boards, and corners; volume I lacks a spine label; volume VI has a stain to front cover just touching spine; traces of foxing). Henri Cochin, French lawyer (1687-1747), addressed this work to the Grand Parliament and the lawyers of his era. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels, or Observations relating to several parts of Barbary and the Levant. Illustrated with cuts. Second Edition, with great Improvement

      Printed for A. Millar and W. Sandby, London, England 1757 - All 38 engraved plates, including 15 maps (9 folding) and 22 woodcut illustrations (2 folding) , as listed on the page entitled "Plates contained in this work," are here. Newly guarded, sewen and bound by a master book binder. xviii, [2], 513, [1, list of plates] pp. Thomas Shaw (1692 or 1694 - 1751) graduated as MA from Oxford in 1720 and a year later was appointed Chaplain to the English factory at Algiers where he served from 1722 to 1733. He used his clerical position to travel and visited Egypt, Sinai, Cyprus, the Holy Land, Tunis and Carthage, as well as making various excursions into the interior of the Barbary states, Algiers, Tripoli, and Morocco. There is a great deal of material on Tunis and Algeria. The best description of North Africa of the period. A section on Lebanon is included in the description of the Levant. More than 640 species of plants are described. There is also a list of the rarer plants of Barbary, Egypt and Arabia. The plates include natural history, botany, animals, antiquities. "In Barbary travel he was comparatively safe, but in 'Aqabah he was stripped naked by robbers, and while travelling with 6000 pilgrims to Jerusalem he was seized and held to ransom. However, with 'a body capable of bearing the fatigues of travelling united to a mind rich in most kinds of human learning.'" (ODNB). Throughout all of his travels he was a meticulous observer, carefully recording geography, natural history, customs, and antiquities. He returned to England in 1733 published the first edition, engaged the botanist Johann Jakob Dillenius to catalogue his flora. The first edition of this work was published in 1738, and was criticized by a certain Dr. Richard Pocock, and in defense, Shaw wrote a supplement, the contents of which are interwoven in the present text. Shaw's aim was to restore the ancient geography of the regions he describes and to place the natural and civil history of such areas in a proper light. Shaw is well known in the field of botany for his catalogue of the rarer plants which he observed during his travels in Barbary, Egypt, and Arabia, a classification amounting to 632 species and including crude plates, all donated to and preserved by Oxford University under the name of Shawia. This is the last edition prepared by Shaw himself. "These Travels have been universally esteemed, not only for their accuracy and fidelity, but on account of the illustrations they contain of natural history, of the classic authors, and especially of the Scriptures" (Lowndes 2372-3); "For his time, his geological views are enlightened, while his conjectures on the subject of the pyramids have been fully confirmed by Belzoni and other investigators; his scrupulous fidelity was vindicated by James Bruce and by later African explorers." (DNB Cox I, 377; Weber 498. Blackmer Sale 307: "His work is valuable for its accurate descriptions of antiquities, geography & natural history he observed". Gibbon praised him and excepts him from the crowed of "blind" travelers.' His scrupulous fidelity was vindicated by James Bruce and by later African explorers. . . a noble example of typography' (D.N.B., vol 17, p 1384). Shaw presented his collection of specimens, ancient medals and busts to Oxford, where he was appointed principal of St. Edmund Hall, and held the chair of regius professor of Greek until his death in 1751. Lowndes 2372: 'These Travels have been universally esteemed, not only for their accuracy and fidelity, but on account of the illustrations they contain of natural history, of the classic authors, and especially of the Scriptures.' A handsomely printed work, the best description of North Africa of the period. The author visited Egypt, Sinai, Palestine, Cyprus and most of North Africa, and provides much material on Tunis and Algeria. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Noticia de la California, y de su conquista temporal y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente. Sacada de la historia manuscrita, formada en Mexico año de 1739 por el Padre. Añadida de algunos mapas particulares y uno general de la America Septentrional, Assia Oriental y Mar del Sur intermedio, formado sobre las Memorias más recientes y exactas, que se publican juntamente.

      Vda. de Manuel Fernández, Madrid 1757 - 3 tomos. Pergamino de época (los tomos I y II conservan los cierres originales). I: 12 h. inc. portada, 240 pp., un mapa plegado. II: 4 h. inc. portada, 564 pp. III: 4 h. inc. portada, 436 pp. y 3 mapas plegados. Primera edición de esta rara y codiciada obra en el mercado internacional, que alcanzó gran éxito, traduciéndose a varios idiomas. Es obra básica para el estudio de la conquista de California y la más extensa que existe. Su autor se valió de una gran documentación de relaciones, la mayor parte manuscritas y muchas de ellas actualmente desaparecidas, asi como de los relatos de los misioneros que acometieron con éxito la conquista. Encontramos informacion de primera mano sobre la geografía, productos naturales, nativos, descubrimientos, exploraciones y colonización de la zona por los españoles. Venegas, misionero jesuita establecido en Mexico y California, terminó de escribir esta recopilación de noticias en 1739, siendo editada en España por el Padre Andres Marcos Burriel, quién revisó y aumentó el texto considerablemente con nuevas noticias de los misioneros que allí permanecían. El tercer volumen está dedicado a la exploración de las costas del Noroeste, incluyendo extractos de López de Gómara y la narración de la expedición de Vizcaino, tomada por Torquemada de un diario escrito por Antonio de la Ascensión. Ejemplar con alguna discreta restauración, el tomo I con pequeño injerto en la cabeza del lomo. El mapa restaurado en alguno de los pliegues. Las últimas hojas presentan algún desperfecto marginal, restaurado. En general, se trata de un ejemplar discreto pero atractivo en su encuadernación original. Medina BHA, 3855; Salva, 3420; Palau 358387.

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