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        Plutarch's lives, in six volumes. Translated from the Greek. to which is prefixed The life of Plutarch, Written by John Dryden.

      Printed by Hamilton, Balfour & Neill. 1757 - Edimbourgh, Printed by Hamilton, Balfour & Neill, 1757. 6 vol. in 8 de XXII-398pp., 411pp., 371pp., 472pp., 392pp., 212pp., reliures en plein veau brun de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de roulettes dorées, caissons dorés, fleurons dorés, pièces de titre de maroquin marron encadrées d'un double filet doré, pièces de tomaison de maroquin vert foncé encadrées de doubles filets dorés, pièces légèrement frottées en bordure, titre doré, double filet d'encadrement doré sur les plats, roulette estampée sur les coupes, coins, coupes, charnières et plats légèrement frottés, coiffes supérieures des volumes 2 et 6 rognées, marges des pages de garde brunies, ex-libris de john Waterhouse halifax contrecollé sur le premier contreplat, un second ex-libris français, probablement d'origine bretonne contrecollé sur la première page de garde, tranches rouges, bon et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Istoria del Concilio di Trento. Ove insieme rifiutasi con autorevoli testimonianze un Istoria falsa, divolgata nello stesso argomento sotto nome di Pietro Soave Polano; divisa in tre parti.

      a spese di Antonio Cervone,, in Napoli, 1757 - 3 voll. in-4° (238x175mm), pp. (12), 630, (30) di indice e imprimatur; (8), 675; 696; legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con dorso a nervetti adorno di fiorellini in oro e di duplice tassello con titolo e segnatura di volume. Tagli marmoreggiati policromi. Frontespizi con fregio xilografico (il primo frontespizio è in rosso e nero). Antiporta cel primo vol. con ritratto xilografico entro cornice del Sesone. Fregi tipografici xilografici. Sparse fioriture e bruniture, qualche alone marginale. Alcune macchie al dorso del terzo vol. Buon esemplare. Ristampa settecentesca napoletana del capolavoro del Pallavicino (Roma, 1607-ivi, 1667), della cui stesura egli fu incaricato dalla curia romana e che doveva costituire, nell'intento di essa, la replica all'anticurialismo dell'"Istoria" di Paolo Sarpi. Già nel frontespizio si fa espresso riferimento al rigetto dell'opera sarpiana ("Pietro Soave Polano" era lo pseudonimo prudenziale con cui lo studioso veneziano aveva pubblicato il proprio capodopera). L'opera, suffragata da inediti documenti dell'Archivio Segreto Vaticano, è, oltre ogni considerazione sulle tesi scopertamente curialiste che sostiene, notevole per mole di documentazione e per vigore storiografico e, per la sua purezza stilistica, è stata accolta dalla Crusca fra i testi di lingua. Cfr. (varie edizioni): Brunet, IV, 326: "Ouvrage estimé, où est refuté celui de Paolo Sarpi sur le même sujet". Graesse, V, 111. Vinciana, 4930, nota. Gamba, 2033 (con lunga e dettagliata descrizione). De Backer / Sommervogel, VI, 126. Michel-Michel, V, 65. S.T.C. Italian XVII Century, II, 648. Olschki, Cat. 157. Theology, 795. NUC, vol. 438, 552. Sul Pallavicino, Ireneo Affò, Memorie della vita e degli studi di S. P., in Raccolta di opuscoli scientifici e letterari, Ferrara, 1780.

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        Usus Opii Salubris et Noxibus, In Morborum Medela, Solidis et Certis Principiis Superstructus

      Vratislaviae [Breslau]: Joannis Ernesti Meyeri, 1757; 1759; 1760; 1762. (OPIUM) First Edition. 4 parts in two vols vols., 4to. . Contemporary tree calf, gilt spines, red leather label, marbled edges. Without the portrait sometimes found. Beautiful copy. Heirs of Hippocrates 564; Blake p.458 . Remarkably comprehensive treatise on the medicinal uses of opium, a survey of all literature and experiments, etc. Tralles (1708-97) was a scrupulous observer whose works were held in high esteem. The Usus Opii... is his classic work. "In this comprehensive treatise on the uses of opium, [Tralles] reviews the history of its use as a therapeutic, gives a chemical analysis of its properties, and goes on to discuss its healthful and harmful applications in treating such problems as hemorrhages, fevers, pain, epilepsy, dysentery, and mental illness. He also describes the treatment of victims of accidental or intentional poisoning" (Heirs of Hippocrates). Tralles also published books on inoculation, fevers, and obesity, as well as works in mathematics, physics, and literature

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        Clementis Alexandrini Opera, Quae Extant. ?uvres de Saint Clément d'Alexandrie, édition bilingue latin-grec.

      Ex Typographia Antonii Zatta - Venetiis, Ex Typographia Antonii Zatta, 1757. Faux-titre, frontispice, titre, (XIJ), (6ff) n.ch., 642 p. (T1) ; Faux titre, 1072 pages en pagination continue, (2ff) n.ch., 206p. (Gentiani Herveti Aurelii Commentarius in Clementis Alexandrini orationem), (33ff) n.ch. d'Index. Soit 2 volumes in foio (41,5*28 cm) relié demi basane d'époque, dos lisses ornés. Bords des plats usés, ensemble solide et très correct. Bon état intérieur malgré quelques piqûres sans gravité. Belle vignette gravée en page de titre.

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        Tree Mint, White American Purslain [and four other flowering plants]. Plate 24.

      A Complete Body of Gardening. 1757. - Copper engraving. Early colour. Size: 23 x 39 cm. (9 x 15½ inches). Some show through of text from verso. Very good condition. 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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        Roliga stunder eller En ny samling af utwalde hittord, sinrika utlåtelser, qwicka swar, artiga skämt, lustiga uptog, nöjsamma händelser, fintelige medailler, betydande deviser, satyriska epitaphier, löjeliga gasconnader etc.

      Större delen tagne utur åtskilliga skrifter i främmande språk. Första delen. Stockholm: Lor. Lud. Grefing, 1757. 168 s. Modernt halvpergamentband (Levins, Uppsala). Ryggen med sparsam gulddekor samt titel och årtal i guld. Marmorerat pärmpapper. Gamla stänksnitten bevarade. Några små samtida bläckmarkeringar i marginalen i slutet. Titelbldet fint renoverat i kanten utan inverkan på texten och med förstärkning i innerkant. Med Kurt Winbergs exlibris. 17 x 10 cm.. Allt som utkom

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        A Treatise of Tenures, in Two Parts;

      D Browne. J Worrall. and A Millar 1757. 3rd ed, 1757, VG+. In full contemporary suede?, box style blind tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn, marked in name to upper cover (J Garnons), small tear. Spine, raised bands, lacking title label, marked. Internally, with the advert leaf, [3],(iii-vi), 1-338 pp, (Z2-Bb4) the Table. Very clean and tight and lovely copy. Full title reads: A treatise of tenures, in two parts; containing, I. The original, nature, use and effect of feudal or common law tenures. II. Of customary and copyhold tenures, explaining the Nature and Use of Copyholds, and their particular Customs, with Respect to the Duties of the Lords, Stewards, Tenants, Suitors, &c. By the late Lord Chief Baron Gilbert. The third edition, to which are now added notes and references to the common and civil law-books of the best authority. Gilbert, Sir Jeffray, judge and legal writer who, on comparison with other contemporary practitioners' books, his writings are relatively lucid and well organized (though these features are purchased at the expense of accuracy and complete coverage of the law). Their clarity gave them a considerable reputation. See ODNB.

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        Il dilettante di cavalli istruito. Dove si tratta del governo, delle malattie, e della medicina de' cavalli. Con un compendio anatomico di Giuseppe Antonio Venturini (Compendio ipposteologico o sia breve trattato sopra l

      Subject: (Ippologia). Venezia, appresso Gianbattista Occhi, 1757, due parti rilegate in unico volume in-8 legatura in cartonato d'epoca con iscrizione al dorso, manca il primo foglio di sguardia ma copia in barbe, con due frontespizi, pp. XII-118 + 68-(2) capolettera e finali xilografici e una tavola incisa in rame ripiegata in fine. Le pagine della dedicatoria della prima parte sono state rilegate in maniera posposta e assieme alle pagine 63/66 del Compendio ipposteologico) (Hard Cover)

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        Den Berømmelige Norske Handel-Stad Bergens Beskrivelse ved (...).

      Kbh., trykt i de Berlingske Arvingers Bogtrykkerie. 1757. 8vo. Samtidig skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og rik ryggforgylling. Marmorerte dekler. (8), 311, (1) s.. 3. utgave. Noe av det marmorerte overtrekkspapiret er skrapet bort

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        Le Décameron. 5 vols

      A Londres (i.e. Paris, Prault), 1757-61. With 5 engr. pictorial titles, engr. frontispiece portrait of Boccaccio in vol. I, 110 plates, and 97 tail-pieces after Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, engr. by Aliamet, Baquoy, Flipart, Legrand, Lemire, Lempereur, a.o., engr. lettered head-pieces. 8vo. Contemp. red morocco, flat spines with two labels richly gilt, triple gilt fillet around sides with corner fleurons, outer and inner gilt dentelles, edges gilt. With engr. heraldic exlibris (name erased). A Londres (i.e. Paris, Prault), 1757-61. Superb set of this sought-after edition, one of the most exquisitely illustrated French publications of the time. It uses the French translation of the 16th-century writer Jean-Antoine Le Maçon who prepared it for Marguerite de Valois, and contains the "Vie de Jean Bocace, poete Florentin" by Philippe-Matthieu Villani. Prault published an Italian version the same year, with the same illustrations, which is dated 1757 throughout and, according to the bibliographers, takes precedence. "Un des livres illustrés des plus réussis de tout le XVIIIe siècle" (Cohen, p. 158). Most illustrations are the work of Gravelot (Hubert-François Bourguignon). Ray writes that "though other artists participated in its illustration, the 'Decarmeron' belongs to Gravelot. He designed 89 of its 111 plates and all 97 of its tailpieces, the most extensive undertaking of his career as an illustrator. Boccaccio's lively tales of varied action and amorous intrigue were well suited to Gravelot's temperament. The convention by which he transposed their settings and costume to the France of his own day made it possible for him to exercise his special talent for depicting the social world around him". - Cohen/de Ricci 160-61; Lewine 70-71 ("more valued in France than the original Italian edition"); Sander 183 ("plus recherchée"); Quérard, La France littéraire I, 361. LITERATURE: FRENCH ; ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (BEFORE 1900) ;

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        Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre

      l'Histoire Générale des Voyages, 1757. Nouvelle Yorck, et Pensilvanie Original copper engraving. Later coloured. Size: 35.2 x 24.8 cm (13.9 x 9.8 inches) Excellent condition. A clean, crisp engraving with decorative cartouche. Displaying namely New York and Pennsylvania, reaching to Lake Ontario in the top left.

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        An Account of the European Settlements in America (2 volumes)

      London: R and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1757. Title continues: "In Six Parts. I. A short History of the Discovery of that Part of the World. II. The Manners and Customs of the original Inhabitants. III. Of the Spanish Settlements. IV. Of the Portuguese. V. Of the French, Dutch, and Danish. VI. Of the English. Each Part contains An accurate Description of the Settlements in it, their Extent, Climate, Productions, Trade, Genius and Disposition of their Inhabitants: the Interests of the several Powers of Europe with respect to those Settlements; and their Political and Commercial Views with regard to each other. In Two Volumes." Both volumes complete including the folding map frontispieces. Sound bindings. Clean pages. Both maps are in nice shape. Some marginal toning to the first and last few leaves of both volumes. Minor edgewear. Rebacked over original speckled calf boards; original spine labels. Book plates of Lord Carnarvon in both volumes. Pencil notes on free endpaper of Volume II. See Sabin, 9282. The "best contemporary account" per Howes, B-974.. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        REAL ORDENANZA DE CAVALLERIA DEL REYNO, CON LAS ILUSTRACIONES CORRESPONDIENTES a sus artículos, para la mejor instrucción de los Tribunales, y Professores: noticia de quanto conviene observar los Criadores del ganado Yeguar

      - Madrid, imp. Antonio Marín, 1757,4º pergamino, 13 h.+ 406 págs.+ 1 escudo heráldico CABALLOS

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        Rigas inspiring the Greeks for liberty."

      Philhellenic: Munich H. Kohler c1835. Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Rigas Feraios, from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments Rigas Feraios or Rigas Velestinlis (1757 1798) was a Greek writer, political thinker and revolutionary, active in the Modern Greek Enlightenment, remembered as a Greek national hero, a victim of the Balkan uprising against the Ottoman Empire and a forerunner of the Greek War of Independence. Around 1793 Rhegas went to Vienna, the capital of the Holy Roman Empire and home to a large Greek community, as part of an effort to ask the French general Napoleon Bonaparte for assistance and support. While in the city, he edited a Greek-language newspaper, Ephemeris (i.e. Daily), and published a proposed political map of Great Greece which included Constantinople and many other places, including a large number of places where Greeks were in the minority (such as Constantinople). He entered into communication with general Napoleon Bonaparte, eventually he set out with a view to meeting the general of the Army of Italy in Venice. While traveling there, he was betrayedand was arrested at Trieste by the Austrian authorities.He was handed over with his accomplices to the Ottoman governor of Belgrade, where he was imprisoned and tortured. From Belgrade, he was to be sent to Constantinople to be sentenced by Sultan Selim III. While in transit, he and his five collaborators were strangled to prevent their being rescued by Rhegas's friend Osman PazvantoÄŸlu. Their bodies were thrown into the Danube River. His last words are reported as being: "I have sown a rich seed; the hour is coming when my country will reap its glorious fruits". Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders. Peter( Heinrich Lambert} von Hess 1792-1871, was a German painter, known for historic paintings, especially of the Napoleonic Wars and the Greek War of Independence. In 1833, at Ludwig's request, he accompanied Otto of Greece to the newly formed Kingdom of Greece, where at Athens he gathered materials for pictures of the war of liberation. He stayed nine months in Greece, interviewing heroes and eyewitnesses of the 1821 revolution. His first- hand knowledge of the heroes gives power to his work. He drew 39 historical persons The sketches which he then made were placed, forty in number, in the Pinakothek, after being copied in wax on a large scale by Nilsen, in the northern arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich, [sadly now destroyed]. It should be noted that Hess was not present during the Revolution; the paintings are representations of reported events. many are of Greek victories, or of heroic deaths of the Greek leaders. Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. Philhellenic Rigas Feraios Rhegas Pheraeos

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        Las Siete Partidas del Sabio Rey D Alfonso el Nono, Copiadas de la

      1757. Critical Edition of a Deeply Influential Spanish Code Alfonzo X [1221-1284], King of Castile and Leon. Lopez, Gregorio, [1496-1560], Editor and Glossator. Berni y Catala, Joseph [1712-1787], Editor. Morales y Villamayor, Diego de, Editor. Castro, Jacinto Miguel de, Editor. Las Siete Partidas del Sabio Rey D. Alfonso el Nono, Copiadas de la Edicion de Salamanca del Ano de 1555. Que Publico el Senor Gregorio Lopez, Corregida, De Orden del Real Consejo. Valencia: Por Joseph Thomas Lucas, 1758. Seven volumes in five books. Copperplate tables of descent and consanguinity, intended for Volume IV, misbound at end of Volume I. [With] Lopez, Gregorio. Berni y Catala, Joseph, Editor. Indice de las Leyes de las Siete Partidas del Rey D. Alfonso el Sabio, Copiandose el que Publico el Lic. do. Gregorio Lopez de Tovar, Nieto del Glossador, En Salamanca, Y Oficina de Domingo de Portonariis, Ano 1576. Y en Esta Edicion se Han Puntualizado Muchas Citas, Y Corregido las Materiales Erratas de Imprenta; Y Anadido Proposiciones, Que Han Resultado del Cotejo de Citas. Valencia: Por Joseph Thomas Lucas, 1757. [iv], 550 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary mottled sheep, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, chipping to spine ends, most hinges cracked or starting, joints of Volume I just starting at head. Some toning to text, heavier in places, occasional light foxing, spark burns to a few leaves in each volume, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spine, bookplates to front pastedowns, small inkstamps to title pages, stamps and annotations to versos. A solid set. * Later edition. The major law code of thirteenth-century Spain, the Libro de las Leyes, better known as Las Siete Partidas or Seven Divisions, was compiled between 1256 and 1265 by King Alfonso X and first printed in 1491. The edition edited and glossed by Lopez was the standard edition. Based on the municipal charters and customs of Castile and Leon, canon law and Roman law and its commentators, its seven parts deal with religious matters, powers and duties of administrators, legal justice, marriage, contracts, wills and crime and punishment. Its influence grew over the next 200 years, especially in areas like commercial law

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        Darstellung desjenigen sehr gefährlichen zugerichten Mord-Messers oder Dolchs Womit Se. Maj. Ludwig der XV. König von Franckreich, ums Leben sollte gebracht werden, welches der verruchte Mörder Pierre Damien diesen Königs-Mord zu verrichten, sich bedienet, und auch zur Zeit ins Werck zu richten vornahme, das geschahe A. 1757 zwischen den 5. und 6. Januarii Abends um 3. Viertel nach 6 Uhr, da der König in die Carosse steigen, und nach Trianon sich verfügen wollte

      Augsburg, Will um 1757. 20 x 32 cm. Einblattdruck in Kupferstich von Johann Martin Will. Text und 3 Abbildungen im Rahmen. Unten rechts Signatur des Stechers - Rosenthal Kat. 89 1928 - Seltenes gleichzeitiges Flugblatt über den spektakulären Attentatsversuch und die nachfolgende Strafe. Hintergrund waren vermutlich die Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Papst Clemens XI. und dem Pariser Gerichtshof, die der Attentäter durch den Tod zu beendigen hoffte. Bei der Tatwaffe handelte es sich um ein Messer, dessen Klinge sich auf Knopfdruck beim Zustechen in mehrere kleine Messer teilen konnte. Die detaillierte Beschreibung des Messers ist 2-spaltig gedruckt. Unterhalb der Abbildungen eine kurze Biographie des Attentäters und seiner Familie sowie Einzelheiten der Hinrichtung. Der Attentäter Robert François Damiens (Damien), der dem König nur eine leichte Verletzung zufügen konnte, wurde mehrfach gefoltert und anschließend gevierteilt und verbrannt. Seine Angehörigen wurden des Landes verwiesen. Es war eine der grausamsten Hinrichtungen der Neuzeit und die letzte dieser Art in Frankreich. Faltspuren, leicht stockfleckig, 2 Randeinrisse je 1 cm -

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        Philosophical Enquiry into Our Ideas of Sublime and Beautiful

      London Printed for R. and J. Dodsley 1757 - The Beautiful and the Sublime BURKE, Edmund. A Philosophical Enquiry into Our Ideas of Sublime and Beautiful. London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1757. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Octavo. viii, [8], 184 pp. Bound without half-title. Contemporary calf. With an early inscription of John Digby, Jr., and an armorial bookplate of John Hamilton Sirée. A very good copy of this vastly influential seminal work, a cornerstone of Romanticism and modern thought. This work achieved great popularity at the time and went through nine editions in thirty years. Burke (1729-1757) more than any of his contemporaries, saw the aesthetic function as a result of passion rather than reason, and thereby set the course of anti-rational explanations of beauty. His inquiries into pleasure and pain, joy and grief, privation, infinity, light, sound, words, etc., form the background of his argument, which seems very modern: "A mode of terror, or of pain, is always the cause of the sublime" (p. 130). Todd 5a, variant 2a, 2b. Vinet 80. HBS 66523. $3,500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ta tou Pindarou Nemea. Ex editione oxoniensi

      Glasguae: Excudebant R. & A. Foulis 1757. 32mo (in 8s), 79 x 46 mms., pp. 228. BOUND WITH: Ta Tou Pindaou Isthimia. Glasguae Excudebant R. & A. Foulis 1757. 32mo (in 8s), 79 x 46 mms., pp. 79 [80 blank]. 2 volumes in one, contemporary lightly speckled calf, spine ornately gilt in compartments, red morocco label; top of spine slightly chipped, corners very slightly worn, but a very good to fine copy. The Foulis Press issued a four-volume set of Pindar's works between 1754 and 1758,, but the volumes were also issued separately. Gaskell 274.

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        Carte réduite des isles Britanniques

      1757. Map. Copper engraving. Image measures 34.5 x 21.5". Bellin designed this rare, large map of the British Isles for use by vessels of the King. As described in a "Remarque" set off in a decorative border in the lower left corner, the map is a reduced version of Bellin's earlier 5-part map of the region. This deluxe edition of the map is beautifully rendered and labeled, with names of cities, ports, counties, and rivers arranged to complement the country's geography and topography. An unusual feature is the labeling of sand banks and anchorages. In the top right, a decorative cartouche with a scenic landscape displays the title. The map is in very good condition, with light offsetting and a horizontal fold throughout. Full margins with very few chips and tears. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine" (chief engineer of the French Hydrographical Office). He was particularly well-known for his maps of the French Empire, especially the territories in North America. This map is a fine example of his detailed work.

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        Worte einer freundschaftlichen Freude, über den Hoffnungsvollen Sohn, Herr Ernst Friedrich Vodel, als Dieser am 27. Nov. 1757. Jahres von den zu Erlernung Der löblichen Pappiermacher Kunst geordneten Lehrjahren frey und zu Einen ehrlichen Gesellen gesprochen wurde

      Zwickau, Johann Heinrich Friedrich, ca., 1757.. 2 Bll. Späterer, leicht lädierter Karton. 4°. Nicht im KVK, für mich kein bibliographischer Nachweis möglich. - Auch für den frischgebackenen Gesellen, den Papiermacher Ernst Friedrich Vodel ist für mich kein Hinweis zu finden. Bei dem Vodel mag es sich auch um einen Bodel handeln, der stark stilisierte Anfangsbuchstabe des Nachnamens ist etwas schwer zu interpretieren. - Der Autor selbst ist allerdings nicht unbekannt, Johann Friedrich Käufler (1733-1816), sich hier noch als "der heil. Gottesgelahrtheit Befließener" bezeichnend, war evangelischer Prediger in Sachsen und als Hartensteiner Diakon Wiederentdecker der sog. Prinzenhöhle, in der 1455 der entführte Prinz Ernst von Sachsen eine Woche gefangen gehalten wurde ("Altenburger Prinzenraub"). - Titel mit Nummer und Namenseintrag. Mit leichter vertikaler Knickfalte.

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        A METHODICAL SYNOPSIS OF MINERAL WATERS

      1757. RUTTY, John. A METHODICAL SYNOPSIS OF MINERAL WATERS comprehending the most Celebrated Medicinal Waters, both Cold and Hot, of Great-Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, and Italy, and several other Parts of the World. London: William Johnstone, 1757. With 28 leaves of tables at the beginning, and twelve throughout the text. Quarto. xvi pp., [40] ff., 660, [8] pp. Old calf, quite worn, with both boards pulling loose. Needs rebinding. Hole in title-page from excised letter 'T;' dampstains to edges of first xii pages; front endpaper detached; library markings. Rutty, a Quaker, practiced medicine among the poor in Dublin for fifty years, and is well known for his "Spiritual Diary" as well as his medical, meteorological, and pharmaceutical publications. (Wellcome IV,596).

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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.

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        Elementa physiologiae corporis humani

      Lausanne, 1757 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Lausanne: Marc-Michel Bousquet (Vol. I), Sigismund d&#39;Arnay (Vol. II), Francois Grasset (Vol. III-V); Bern: Antoine Chapuis, Societe Typographique (Vol. VI-VII); Leiden: Cornelis Haak (Vol. VIII), 1757-66. 8 vols. 4to (25.5x20cm). Portrait frontispiece by Pierre Francois Tardieu, 5 engr. plates plus 2 large vignettes. Title printed in red and black, each with 2 different vignettes. [4], xii, 520 pp.; [5], 497 pp.; title, 492 pp.; title, xi, 596 pp.; viii, 646 pp.; xvi, 639 pp.; xiv, 576, 201 pp.; xxiv, 467, 348 pp. Contemp. calf, slightly worn, some repair to spines; spines gilt, with moroco labels. A very nice set in a uniform binding. ---- <br><br> Garrison-M. 588; Norman 975; Waller 4007; Osler 1148; Wellcome III 199; Steinke u.a., Bibliographia Halleriana, 423; Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates, 886; Buess, Zur Entstehung der Elementa Physiologiae A. Hallers, in: Gesnerus XV (1958), S. 17ff.; Toellner, A. von Haller, in: Klassiker der Medizin I (1991), S. 245f.; Sigerist, Grosse Aerzte, 149. - Monumental work by the Bernese physician, poet and polymath whose forte was physiological experimentation. The voluminous Elementa physiologiae, offering the sum of his medical researches, describes the advances in physiology made since the time of William Harvey, enriched with Haller&#39;s own experimental researches at the university of Göttingen. He made physiology an independent subject. Previously it had been united with anatomy and medicine; Haller made it a subject to be studied for its own sake. It is the vast collection of facts and results combined with a cautious use of hypotheses that is characteristic for Haller&#39;s Elementa. As a magistral and extensive exposition of physiology it served as a standard reference book into the early 19th century. The first volume appeared in October 1757 published by the Geneva born Lausanne publisher Bousquet in 3&#39;000 copies. Due to disagreements between author and publisher(s) the imprint of further volumes changed, vols. II-III were published by Sigismund d&#39;Arnay (II-III), respectively by Francois Grasset (IV-V). The final three volumes were printed by Antoine Chapuis in Lausanne for the Typographical Society in Berne, founded by Vinzenz Bernhard von Tscharner in 1758. Apart of a German translation in 1777-78 a revised second Latin edition appeared under the new title: De partium corporis humani praecipuarum fabrica et functionibus in Bern..

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        Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii, in America Septentrionali siti, delineatio cura et sumtibus Tob. Conr. Lotteri, Sac. Caes. Maj. Geographi August. Vind. Cum Gratia et Privil. S.R.I. Vicariat in part, Rheni, Sveviae, et Juris Franconici

      Ca. 1757.. Very good condition. Copper engraved hand colored map of the American east coast, with an inset view of New York City, here "Neu Jorck sive Neu Amsterdam". This is the important fourth state showing the city of Boston for the first time. Here it is spelled "Briston"; later states will correct the spelling. The map has the Lotter imprint; Lotter continued the map making business following the death of Matthias Seutter, his father in law. The cartouche has a scene of natives and gods presenting gifts to a seated monarch. The view of New York, one of the earliest, shows the city with the southern end of Manhattan at the extreme right, and a small fence which will eventually become the wall of Wall Street. The Delaware river is shown correctly as separate from the Hudson River, and the boundaries of Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are now shown with printed lines, rather than the previous practice, which was to leave the boundaries up to the map colorist. With native American tribes & villages, many animals, wild and domesticated. 23 x 20". Good impression, vivid original color. Tooley, The Mapping of America, p292, #26a

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        THE RUINS OF BALBEC. Otherwise Heliopolis In Coelosyria

      Published by the Author. 1757. FIRST EDITION. Folio. (21.3 x 15.2 inches). Blank, Title-page, 28pp of text and 46 finely engraved plates, (including 11 double-page and folding) printed on 47 sheets. A tall, wide margined copy with the text and plates all crisp and clean. Finely bound in late 20th century period style half mid brown sprinkled calf. Spine with raised bands. Compartment top and bottoms double ruled in gilt. Gilt lettering. Marbled paper on boards and endpapers. A lovely clean and tall copy of this impressive book. The plates, engraved by P. Fourdrinier and Thomas Major after drawings by Borra, are all good strong impressions. Fowler 444.

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        An Account of the European Settlements in America (2 volumes)

      London: R and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1757. Title continues: "In Six Parts. I. A short History of the Discovery of that Part of the World. II. The Manners and Customs of the original Inhabitants. III. Of the Spanish Settlements. IV. Of the Portuguese. V. Of the French, Dutch, and Danish. VI. Of the English. Each Part contains An accurate Description of the Settlements in it, their Extent, Climate, Productions, Trade, Genius and Disposition of their Inhabitants: the Interests of the several Powers of Europe with respect to those Settlements; and their Political and Commercial Views with regard to each other. In Two Volumes." Both volumes complete including the folding map frontispieces. Sound bindings. Clean pages. Both maps are in nice shape. Some marginal toning to the first and last few leaves of both volumes. Minor edgewear. Rebacked over original speckled calf boards; original spine labels. Book plates of Lord Carnarvon in both volumes. Pencil notes on free endpaper of Volume II. See Sabin, 9282. The "best contemporary account" per Howes, B-974.. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        "AN EXTENSIVE WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES BY A FORD" (Oil on Canvas)

      1757 Oil on Canvas. Condition Report: The canvas has been relined, and does not appear to have suffered any major damages. The paint surface, which been quite recently cleaned and varnished, is in very good condition. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a couple of dots of retouching. Signed and dated lower left: Vollerdt. fe. 1757. // Johann Christian Vollerdt specialized in tasteful pastiches of painters of the century of Rembrandt. He was the pupil of Alexander Thiele and studied the colouring of the Dutch masters of the previous century in the collections of the Electoral Gallery in Dresden. His first works were mostly inspired by Griffier; for instance, "View on the Border of the Rhine" (Bordeaux, Musée des Beaux-Arts, n. 156). He worked mostly in the Northern Germany and was given numerous commissions by Prussian and Saxon art lovers. Among his most interesting landscapes are those at the Museo Civico Correr in Venice and at the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden. HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        Essai Géographique sur les Isles Britanniques

      A Paris, de l&#146;Imprimerie de Didot, 1757. 4to. pp. [vi], 471, [i] + finely engraved additional title within an elegant rococco border, title vignette, 5 maps (hand-coloured in outline) and 35 vignette views and plans of British towns and harbours, occasional trivial spotting but in general a crisp and clean example; contemporary speckled calf, rubbed and worn but sound, sometime rebacked preserving original spine. Jacques Nicolas Bellin the elder (1703-1772) was first chief hydrographic engineer of the "Dépôt des cartes, plans et journaux du Ministère de la Marine," charged by Louis XIV with mapping the coasts of France first and then the rest of the world. He was also a member of the Royal Society of London. The present work is divided into three parts: a geographical description of the three kingdoms; a description of the coasts, harbours, soundings etc; an analysis of the maps. The work attracted the early attention of antiquary Richard Gough (British Topography, 1780): &#147;Bellin observes thta the French maps of England are worth very little; he made use of Collins&#146;s Great Britain&#146;s Coasting Pilot [the routier is an almost verbatim translation of Collins&#146;s text] Moll&#146;s maps, Speed&#146;s Theatre, Morden&#146;s county maps, Kitchin and Jefferys&#146; small English Atlas, 1751, Bowen&#146;s maps in the System of geographym, and Jefferys&#146; six-sheet map, which, he says, proves the want of exactness in all. [...] for want of sufficient materials, he considers it only as an essay, though the first of the kind. By the affectation peculiar to his countrymen, or the negligence of his printer, he has given directions scarce intelligible to us, though copied from English guides&#148;. The need for a work of this nature - at the height of the Seven Years&#146; War and with the real possibility of a French invasion - will be readily apparent; however, the quality of engraving and printing is as superb as one might expect.

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        Geschichte des Herzogthums Würtenberg und dessen angränzender Gebiethe und Gegenden, nach den merkwürdigsten Veränderungen in Staats- Kirchen- und Burgerlichen Wesen von den ältesten Zeiten bis auf das Jahr Christi 1260

      Tübingen, Schramm 1757.. gr.-8°. 11 Bll., 714 S. u. 11 Bll. (Register). Tit. in Rot- Schwarz m. Vign. Mit 32 (dav. 21 gefalt.) Kupfertaf. (1 Taf. ohne Nr.), Textholzschnitte. HLdr. d. Zt. Stellenw. gebräunt. 2 Taf. m. Einriß im Falz, sonst gut erhalten. EA Heyd I, 129; ADB XXX, 409 - Christian Friedrich Sattler (1705-1785 Stuttgart), "der felißge Darsteller der württembergischen Geschichte".

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        Il Decamerone di M. Giovanni Boccaccio...

      Londra [i.e. Paris: Prault], 1757-[1761]. Five volumes: 116 plates incl. frontispiece and engraved title-pages; 97 tailpieces; 21 cm. Although the title-pages are all dated 1757, some of the tailpieces in vols. 2-5 are dated between 1758-61. Title-pages, plates, head- and tailpieces engraved after designs mostly by Gravelot [i.e. Hubert Francis Bourguignon] but also by Boucher, Cochin & Eisen. The plates are in final state, after letters, and without the "paraphe" on verso--cf. Cohen, Guide de l'amateur, 5. d., 1886, col. 69-70. Pareni , Luoghi di Stampa Falsi p. 117; Ray "French" 15. Bound in contemporary full speckled olive leather, rebacked. Stock#OB719.

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        Travels In Egypt And Nubia

      London: Lockyer Davis & Charles Reymers, 1757. 1st Edition. 3/4 Leather. Vg. 8vo. 2 volumes in one xl;154;232;[6] seven folding plates and map. front joint a little weak but holding. This is the first 8vo edition. There was a folio edition the same year with 162 plates. There is a small piece torn from 10 text leaves at rhe bottom of the pages with loss of a few words at the bottom of each page

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        L'Ingénieur de Campagne, ou Traité de la fortification passagère. Par M. le Chevalier de Clairac, Brigadier des Armées du Roi, Ingénieur en chef à Bergues-Saint-Vinock. Seconde édition.

      À Paris, chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1757, - in-4, XXIV-248 pp., planches dépl., veau blond marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Manques aux coiffes, mors fendus, coupes inférieures usées, coins inférieurs rognés.Seconde édition de ce traité d'architecture militaire de référence orné de 36 planches dépliantes gravées par Ch. Riolet dont les plans de Naterberg, du château d'O et de Pilsting, en Bavière, de Spire, du camp de Nordheim, de la bataille de Fontenoy, etc. Si l'art de fortifier les places de guerre est ce qu'il y a de plus essentiel et de plus brillant pour un ingénieur, dit Clairac, une armée retranchée avec intelligence peut aussi couvrir un pays, suppléer au nombre, arrêter un ennemi supérieur ou l'obliger à combattre avec désavantage. Aux maximes générales de la fortification, il en ajoute quelques-unes propres aux ouvrages de campagne. Les redoutes et les fortins doivent renfermer ou embrasser à développement égal, le plus de terrain qu'il est possible, eu égard aux circonstances, pour que leurs occupants man&#156;uvrent plus commodément. Les redoutes ont montré leur utilité à Fontenoy. Rejoignant Folard et Maurice de Saxe, Clairac reconnaît que "quand l'ennemi est proche, sur-tout en colonnes, le feu direct l'arrête rarement". Il détaille ensuite différents types de fortifications de campagne : les forts, les têtes de pont, la manière de fortifier un cimetière, une église, un vieux château, un bourg. Il évoque les camps retranchés, les ouvrages à faire un jour de bataille, l'utilisation de l'inondation, etc. Louis-André de La Mamie, chevalier de Clairac (1690-1752) a servi six ans dans l'infanterie avant d'être reçu comme ingénieur en 1712. Il participe à de nombreux sièges pendant les guerres de succession d'Espagne, de Pologne et d'Autriche. Il termine comme brigadier du corps et commandant du fort François à Bergues. Colson, 68. [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]

      Paris: Chez Durand. 1757. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F New Edition. H Full Leather. Very Good. 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.

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        Versuche in der Geschichte der Stadt Paris. Aus dem Französischen (von Daniel Gotthold Joseph Hübler)

      Kopenhagen, Mumme 1757 - 1765.. 5 Tle. in 1 Band. 176 S., SS. (177)-295, 156 S., 206 S., 104 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Fromm V, 23041. - Decken etwas beschabt. Titelblatt des ersten Teils etwas knittrig. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar der in der deutschen Übersetzung nicht häufigen Pariser Stadtgeschichte!

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        Gentleman&#39;s Magazine and Historical Chronicle (January to December. 1757)

      London.: D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John&#39;s Gate.. Volume XXVII.. 1757.. Bound volume in leather binding (spine perished; replaced with fabric, covers badly worn, the front cover and spine separated from the text block.); 8.75 x 5.25 inches; title page and preface; 608 pp including Supplement, followed by unpaginated Index (listing Essays, Poetry, Names, etc. included in the 12 issues). Ex-library with bookplate on inside front cover, perforated stamp on title page and stamped number with withdrawn stamp in lower margin of preface page. Pages 423 thru 436 are loose in binding. Pages 177 thru 180 are MISSING. In sum: a book the binding of which has not aged well; however, the contents are in remarkably clean shape with some offsetting. There are a few plates missing, and the "Map of that part of America, which was the seat of war in the years 1755 and 1756." A chief feature of the volume is the numerous engraved copperplate maps. They are listed, with sheet size, as follows: 1) A Physical Planisphere wherein are represented all the known Lands and Seas wth. the Great Chains of Mountains wch. traverse the Globe from the North Pole. Adapted to Monsr: Buache&#39;s Memoire Read at the R. Academy of Sciences (14 x 12.25 inches); very clean; short marginal tears; 2) The Seat of WAR in the Circle of Westphalia (8.25 x 10.5 inches with very light off-set on one fold); 3) "A Draught of the Road and Harbour of Brest with the Adjacent Coast" (8.25 x 18 inches); 3) "Map of the Several Countries thro&#39; which the Russians are to Pass in their March to Prussia" (8.25 x 10.25) Baltic Countries i.e. Pomerania, Prussia, Courland, Livonia etc. 4) Map of the Mouths of the Ganges in the Bay of Bengal shewing the English Settlements lately Destroy&#39;d by the Nabob of that Province (8.25 x 5 inches); 5) A map of the Coast of France from Rochelle & Rochfort with the Island of Ree Oleron & Aix (8.25 x 5.5); 6) Upper Saxony Comprehending that Part of Germany which is the Present Seat of War (8.25 x 11 inches); 7) A New Map of England and Wales by Thos. Jeffreys Geographer to his royal Highness the Prince of Wales (17 x 15 inches; two very short tears to margin, otherwise excellent); A Map of the Island of Corsica (8 x 4 inches, considerable offsetting from facing page). The volume also includes a folding plate of the Temple of the Eight Winds; three plates of shells; one plate of ancient coins; a folding plate of Two Imperfect Roman Alters discovered near Carlisle, and two other plates of arcane interest. Unusual is the page denoting "A Chinese Air," a transcription of what is thought to have been "the earliest Chinese music performance in the West" (See Early Music, September 29, 2010). Overall, a volume of considerable interest in need of rebinding; however, contents in remarkably good condition. .

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        HISTOIRE DU PARAGUAY

      Paris. 1757.. Six volumes. Seven folding maps. 12mo. Original mottled calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Some minor wear to bindings. Contemporary ownership notation on each titlepage; in first volume ownership inscription has been crossed out. Internally clean. Near fine. The first edition, in quarto format, appeared the year prior to this, in 1756. "The most complete and satisfactory work on Paraguay, and the only one in which the vast system of the Jesuits is fully developed..." - Maggs. Father Charlevoix, himself a Jesuit, traveled extensively in the New World and wrote influential histories, in addition to this one, on Japan, Canada, and the Antilles. Herein he describes the colonization of the South American heartland. COX II, p.282. BORBA DE MORAES, p.156. SABIN 12130. LeCLERC 1880. PALAU 67167.

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        Recueil des Piéces qui ont concourru pour le Prix de l&#39;Académie Royale de Chirurgie

      Five vols. Large 4to, early 19th century calf, sides & spines nicely gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: 1757-88. A very important collection. With Vol. IV the title becomes Mémoires sur les Sujets proposés pour le Prix de.... A mixed set from various editions. A very attractive collection in handsome state, from the library of François-Joseph Moreau (1789-1862), the well-known obstetrician-gynecologist and a highly regarded professor of these subjects (see Hirsch, IV, p. 260). .

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        BREVE DISCURSO SOBRE OS COMETAS,

      - EM QUE SE MOSTRA A SUA natureza, sua duraçaõ, seu movimento, sua influencia, e a sus Regiaõ &c. ESCRITO Por B. M. LISBOA: Na Officina de FRANCISCO BORGES DE SOUSA. Anno de 1757. In 4º (de 18x14 cm) com 21, (ii) pags. Encadernação do sà c. xx em percalina. Ilustrado com vinhetas e capitulares xilográficas decorativas. Exemplar com tÃtulo de posse da à poca manuscrito na margem da folha de rosto. Obra sobre os fenà menos astronà micos, e ainda outros fenà menos atmosfà ricos, que tiveram uma intensa actividade durante o perÃodo do Terramoto de 1755, como à atestado por outras obras da mesma à poca, tal como afirma Gaston R. Demarà e. Inocêncio I, 350: â??Padre Bento Morganti, Presbytero secular, Licenceado em Canones pela Univ. de Coimbra, e Beneficiado na Basilica de S. Maria de Lisboa. Nasceu em Roma, em 1709, sendo filho de Lourenço Morganti, natural de Lucca, e de D. Clara dâ??Azevedo, natural de Coimbra. A data do seu falecimento à ainda desconhecida. Breve discurso sobre os cometas, em que se mostra a sua natureza sua duração, seu nascimento etc. Lisboa, na Off. de Francisco Borges de Sousa 1757. 4.o de 21 pag. (Sahiu com as iniciaes do seu nome B. M.) Binding: 20th Century sinthetic finishing. Illustrated with vignettes and decorative capital letters. Copy with comtemporary marginal ownerships at title page. A work on astronomical phaenomena as well as athmospherical phaenomena, which ocurred sistematically before and after the earthquake of Lisbon, in 1755, as it is reported on other contemporary works, and mentioned by Gaston R. Demarà e. Veja/ See: Sulphurous exhalation after earthquake. Gaston R. Demarà e: â??the accounts of the fatal earthquake of Lisbon containing evidence of â??meteoricâ?? appearances were steadily interpreted by their authors either as observations in line with Aristotleâ??s â??Meteorologicaâ?? or as prognostications from the Bible. Nevertheless, other accounts testify to the emerging new vision of scientific ideas in the spirit of the Enlightenment. â?¦. Some of its appearances were noticed all over Europe and are known as â??Dry Fogsâ??. The dry fogs could have the appearance of dark black clouds providing a most dreadful impressions. It was quite evident that the appearance of such a cloud was interpreted of the worstâ??. Location/localizacao: raros

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        Astronomien, uppå sir Isaac Newtons grundsatser, lätt och begriplig gjord för dem, som ej studerat mathematiken.

      Öfwersatt ifrån andra engelska uplagan, af år 1757. Strängnäs, L. A. Collin, 1771. 8:o. (2),LX,(2),331,(10) s. & 10 utvikbara grav. plr. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, ljusbrun titeletikett i glättad papp och stänkta snitt. Främre falsen med några minimala maskhål. Främre pärmhörnen lite stukade. Ngt småsolkig på sina håll, t.ex. på s. LIV-LV. Liten fuktfläck i övre marginalen på s. 113-28 och en rostfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 177-78.. Översättningen gjord av Erik Wasberg, förordet skrivet av Jacob Serenius och anmärkningar av Pehr Wargentin. De fina planscherna graverades av Carl Bergqvist. James Ferguson (1710-76) gav 1756 ut "Astronomy explained upon sir Isaac Newton's Principles", som fick stor spridning. Under den här tiden dyrkades astronomin av akademiskt bildade personer i landsorten - läroverkslärare, enstaka prostar och kyrkoherdar. Ett exempel på detta var komministern i Länna, Strängnäs stift, Erik Wasberg, som vid kalas i socknen underhåll bönderna med berättelser om stjärnhimlens under. Föreliggande arbete gav han ut med stöd av biskopen och Wargentin och det blev den första populära astronomiboken på svenska. Wasberg tillverkade även ett slags planetarium som forslades till Stockholm och uppställdes i Vetenskapsakademiens förmak

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        The Works of... in eight volumes. Collated with the oldest copies, and Corrected: With Notes, Explanatory, and Critical: by Mr. Theobald

      London: Printed for C. Hitch [et al], 1757. . Eight volumes, 12mo. Printed frontispiece and 36 plates - one per play. One gathering slightly proud in volume I with the fly title to A Midsummer Night&#146;s Dream lacking, some mostly marginal worming at the beginning and end of several volumes, marginal loss to two leaves - with only very slight loss of text in one instance, one other leaf with a closed tear, contemporary signatures to titles and the first fly title in each volume with one set crossed out. Contemporary dappled calf, gilt spines with orange labels, some very light wear to extremities, minor loss to foot of one spine otherwise a handsome set. Theobald&#146;s &#147;Shakespeare Restored&#148; appeared in 1726, correcting Pope&#146;s edition of the previous year. It provoked much controversy - Pope appropriated most of Theobald&#146;s work in his second edition and later attacked him in his &#147;Dunciad&#148;. Theobald&#146;s own edition of Shakespeare was first published in 1733 and remains a valuable work - &#147;It would not be too much to say that the text of Shakespeare owes more to Theobald than to any other editor. Many desperate corruptions were rectified by him, and in the union of learning, critical acumen, tact, and good sense he has perhaps no equal among Shakespearean commentators&#148; (DNB). Jaggard p501. A second edition of Theobald appeared in 1740 with another issue in 1752 before this one. Jaggard notes no major differences between this set and the 1740 second edition except for the addition of Shakespeare&#146;s will to the first volume, which had been included in the 1752 edition for the first time.

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        The universal dictionary of trade and commerce. Translated from the French of Monsieur Savary&#133;with large additions and improvements by Malachy Postlethwayt

      London: J. & P. Knapton. 1757. Second edition in English, 2 volumes, folio, pp. [6], v-xxviii, [2], 1017 (Knapton ads verso); [8], 856; 26 folding letterpress tables; 24 folding maps engraved by Thomas Kitchen, R.W. Seale, and others, all dated 1755 (7 relating to America); engraved allegorical frontispiece, engraved vignette titles printed in red and black, 20th century calf-backed marbled boards, red and green morocco labels on spines; maps with a few short tears at the folds, but generally a very good, sound copy. This copy with an interesting American provenance: on the recto of the frontispiece in each volume is the note "Bought of James Tiley Dec. 1780, 2 vols. - cost 2 dollars hard money," and a subsequent inscription of "Samuel Pitkin&#39;s, 2 volumes Bot: of Aaron Gailord 1798." Postlethwayt (1707-1767), a prolific writer on economic matters, spent 20 years translating and improving the work of Jacques Savary des Bruslon which was first published in Paris, 1723-30. Sabin 77276; Lowndes, p. 1931; Kress 5157.

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        Mes Réveries. Ouvrage Posthume...Augmenté d&#39;une Histoire Abrégée de sa Vie, et de Différentes Pièces qui y ont Rapport

      Desaint et Saillant, Durand, Amsterdam et Leipzig, 1757. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in contemporary acid calf, hinges starting to split at spine ends on volume 1. Modest wear at edges and bumping to corners, a few tiny wormholes to the spines. Complete with 84 plates of formations, costume, and tactics, many folding, with occasional light foxing and small stains to the edges of a few plates, but generally bright and clean. 3 with color. Brunet V, 174. Mennessier de la Lance 494. Size: Quarto (4to). 2-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040139. .

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        THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW-YORK, FROM THE FIRST DISCOVERY TO THE YEAR 1732

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

      1757. Quarto. (11 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches). xii,255pp. plus folding plate. 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.

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