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        Cheval Persan.

      Artist: Vernet Antoine Charles Horace ( Carl) ( - 1836) Paris; issued in: ; date: ca 1820 1758 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Fold; - size (in cm): 33,5 x 34; - description: Decorative representation of a persian horse.; -vita of the artist: Vernet drew horse with the forms he had learnt from nature in stables and riding-schools. His hunting-pieces, races, landscapes, and work as a lithographer were also very popular. In addition to being a painter and lithographer, Carle Vernet was an avid horseman. Just days before his death at the age of seventy-eight, he was seen racing as if he were a sprightly young man.

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        Considerations sur les Ouvrages d'Esprit. Amsterdam

      1758 - First Edition. 8vo, [iv], 164pp, contemporary calf [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Discourse on the Study of the Law; Being an Introductory Lecture..

      1758. The Genesis of Blackstone's Commentaries Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. A Discourse on the Study of the Law; Being an Introductory Lecture, Read in the Public Schools, October XXV, M.DCC.LVIII. Published by Direction of the Vice-Chancellor, Heads of Houses, And Proctors. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1758. 40 pp. Quarto (10" x 8"). Later three-quarter calf over pebbled cloth, "Blackstone" gilt-stamped to center of front board. Light rubbing to extremities with minor wear to spine ends and corners, small bookseller ticket to front pastedown, light toning to text, a bit of offsetting to corners of title page and verso of final leaf. $5,000. * First edition. This is the published version of Blackstone's inaugural lecture as Vinerian professor of English law. Presented to a large audience, it was "[h]astened into print less than a fortnight later as A Discourse on the Study of the Law, by late December a London correspondent claimed to hear Blackstone's lecture 'commended wherever I go.' What one reviewer terms 'this sensible, spirited, and manly exhortation to the study of the law' was reprinted in a further thousand copies next year; it also prefaced subsequent editions of the Analysis of the Laws, and eventually the first volume of the Commentaries": Prest, William Blackstone 151. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 233. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of Will Blackstone 542.

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        Sammelband mit 5 Schriften) - I: A M. D'Alembert Sur son Article Genève dans le VIIme volume de l'Encyclopédie, et particulierement sur le projet d'établir un théatre de comédie en cette Ville. - (angebunden): II: (Anonyme): Lettre d'un Professeur en Théologie d'une Université protestante a M. D'Alembert. - (angebunden): III: (Ximénez, Augustin Louis de): Lettre a Monsieur Rousseau sur l'effet Moral des Théatres. - (angebunden): IV: Dancourt, L(ouis) H(eurtaut): L.H. Dancourt, Alrequin de Berlin a Mr. J.J. Rousseau Citoyen de Geneve. - (angebunden): V: (Villaret, Claude): Lettre d'un écolier de philosophie a Monsieur J.J. Rousseau en réponse à sa lettre à M.d'Alembert sur les Spectacles.

      - 5 Titel in einem Band. Marmorierter Lederband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Originalausgabe. - Vereinigt neben dem berühmten Text von Rousseau 4 weitere Antworten zu einer der grossen intelektuellen Auseinandersetzungen über die Werte der calvinistisch geprägten Kultur Genfs im Verhältnis zu den Ideen der Aufklärer. - I: Amsterdam, Chez Marc Michel Rey, 1758. XVIII, 264 S., 4 S. Avis de l'imprimeur et errata, 4 S. Catalogue. - Sénelier 335. (Dufour unbekannt). - Titel in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette. - II: 1759, Strasbourg, (s.n.), 20 S., Mit einer Holzschnittvignette auf dem Titel. - Nicht bei Conlon. - Entgegnung eines anonymen Theologen (?) auf d'Alemberts Antwort an Rousseau. Der Text wurde von d'Alembert 1772 in die "Mélanges de litteérature, d'histoire et de philosophie" aufgenommen. - III: 1758. (s.l., s.n.). 30 S., 1 w.Bl. - Conlon 89. - Ximénez (1728 - 1817) erfolgloser Theaterautor aus reichem Haus, angeblich befreundet mit Voltaire, der ihn des Diebstahls bezichtigte, war sowohl für seine Frauengeschichten, seine Hässlichkeit und sein aussergewöhnlich unhygienisches Auftreten bekannt. - IV: Berlin et se trouve a Amsterdam chez J. H. Schneider. 1759. 3 Bll., 224 S. mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette. Conlon 96. - Originalausgabe der wahrscheinlich bissigsten Entgegnung des Harlekins von Berlin an den Bürger von Genf . Dancourt (1725 - 1801) zog mit verschiedenen Schauspielgruppen erfolglos durch Frankreich. Erst in Deutschland, vor allem in Berlin und Wien, wo er seinen ursprünglichen Namen Louis Heurtaut mit dem Pseudonym Dancourt tauschte, feierte er mit französischen Komödien grosse Erfolge. - V: Genève (i.e. Paris, Antoine-Urbain II Coustelier). Titel, 82 S., - Conlon 110. - Der gleiche Text erschien gleichzeitig unter dem Titel "Considérations sur l'art du théatre. D*** à M. Jean-Jacques Rousseau" mit der untergeschobenen Verlagsangabe "Genève,Henri Albert Gosse". - Einband an den Ecken bestossen. Oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle. - Fleckenlos. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Paradise Lost. A Poem In Twelve Books. Paradise Regain'd. A Poem In Four Books. To Which Is Added Samson Agonistes: And Poems Upon Several Occasions. [ct 2 Vols 1758]

      Birmingham: Printed By John Baskerville for J and R Tonson. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1758. 1st Thus. leather. 3/4 calf leather over marbled boards. Sympathetically rebacked in fine calf leather with red morocco spine labels. First Baskerville edition. Contents clean and firm. Fine binding with very pleasing appearance. [3], [18], [6], 416; Lxix pp ' Life of Milton ' , 390. Complete including list of subscribers. 6" x 9 1/4", 8 pounds. .

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Bd. 9-10: Fische.

      Kl.8, Titelkupfer, XLVIII, 352 S., XLIV handkolorierte Kupferstich-Taf. Titelkupfer, 416 S., LII handkolorierte Kupferstich-Taf. (insgesamt 96 Kupfer, compl., HLdr. der Zeit m. Rückenschild, mit Lesebändchen., Rücken a. Fuss des 1. Bandes m. kleiner Fehlstelle, minimal fleckig. Insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar. Erste Auflage - Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1811) war der Sohn des Augsburger Kupferstechers und Kunstverlegers Christian Wilhelm, Inhabers der Martin Engelbrechtschen Kunsthandlung. Er besuchte von 1767 bis 1777 das Gymnasium bei St. Anna, studierte von 1777 bis 1781 in Leipzig Theologie, Philosophie und Philologie bei den Professoren Ernst Platner, Samuel Friedrich Nathanael Morus and Johann August Ernesti. Seit 1781 war er im Dienst der protestantischen Kirche in Augsburg, 1782/83 vertretungsweise auch Lehrer am Gymnasium bei St. Anna. Von 1786 bis 1796 war er Diakon der Barfüßer-Pfarrei, von 1796 bis 1806 Diakon bei St. Jakob und von 1806 bis 1811 Pfarrer der Barfüßer-Pfarrei. Wilhelm war Mitglied mehrerer naturforschender Vereinigungen: "Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin", "Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Halle", "Vaterländische Gesellschaft der Ärzte und Naturforscher Schwabens" und "Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft". Er war ein beliebter Prediger und Verfasser von Artikeln für Kalender, Almanache und Zeitschriften (überwiegend anonym). Seit 1792 Veröffentlichung der Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte im väterlichen Verlag in wöchentlichen Lieferungen, mit Illustrationen von namhaften Augsburger Kupferstechern. Gesamtumfang des Werkes: 25 Bände (mit insgesamt 1469 Abbildungen), 19 Bände von Wilhelm selbst. Ab 1808 Nachdruck bei Pichler in Wien. Ab 1798 französische Übersetzung der "Insecten" bei Haag in Basel (3 Bde.)

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        Philosophiae naturalis theoria redacta ad unicam legem virium in natura existentium

      4to (216x168 mm). [28], 322, [2: Index], 16 (Epistola ad Carolum Scherffer), [2: Adnotanda, et corrigenda] pp. and IV folding engraved plates, displaying 75 diagrams. Signatures: a-c4, d2, A-Rr4, Ss2, a4, b4, [†]1. Contemporary stiff vellum, marbled edges. In the present exemplar, as in other recorded copies, the errata leaf substitutes the leaf with the Monitum (printed on recto only), whose short text is included in the errata. From a quick survey of the extant copies of the Theoria it appears that most exemplars either have the Monitum leaf or the errata leaf, presumably printed at a later stage to replace the Monitum; very few copies have both. An unsophisticated, wide-margined copy, only slightly browned as usual.FIRST EDITION of this fundamental book in the history of scientific thought. 'A Theory of natural philosophy reduced to a single law of the forces existing in nature' marks the birth of atomic physics and contains other remarkable anticipations in modern theoretical physics and cosmology.Boscovich, inaugurating the modern search for a unified field theory, suggests that a single law is at the basis of all natural phenomena, and that our inadequate mathematical knowledge is the cause of our misperception of the multiplicity of physical forces. The chapter De Spatio, & Tempore, ut a nobis cognoscuntur ('On space and time as they are perceived by us') is regarded as an anticipation of the theory of relativity. Moreover, Boscovich's attempt to explain the structure of matter in terms of 'point atoms', called "puncta", governed by forces acting among them, is considered as a forerunner of the modern theory of quarks.The Theoria enjoyed an immediate success and a wide circulation. The work had a great influence on and was praised by such important physicists as J.-J. Lalande, P.-S. Laplace, A.-M. Ampère, J.-L. Gay-Lussac, M. Faraday, H. von Helmholtz, H.R. Hertz, J. Priestley, H. Davy, J.C. Maxwell, Lord Kelvin, J. J. Thompson, N. Bohr, and W. Heisenberg, who in 1958 wrote: "Boscovich's work contains numerous ideas that have found their deserved place only in the modern physics of the past 50 years, proving that Boscovich based his investigations in natural sciences on valid philosophical suppositions".The work was composed in Vienna. Boscovich entrusted the Jesuit Karl Scherffer (1716-83) with the publication of the book, which was printed in August 1758 soon after Boscovich had left the town. Scherffer was the supervisor of the Observatory at Graz and later became professor of mathematics in Vienna, where he taught Newton's Principia. As a sign of gratitude, Boscovich appended to his book a letter to Scherffer. The dedication to Cardinal Cristoforo Migazzi, Archbishop of Vienna, is dated February 1758. On March 4, while the book was still under the press, Boscovich travelled back to Italy, arriving in Rome in May. The first copies of the Theoria were sent to protectors and friends in Vienna on August 22. By November 21 the edition was already sold out. The work was reissued at Vienna in 1759, and a revised and corrected edition appeared in Venice in 1763."The 'Theory of Natural Philosophy' is now recognized as having exerted a fundamental influence on modern mathematical physics. Its author was born at Ragusa (Dubrovnik). He became a Jesuit and spent most of his life in Italy as professor of mathematics at the Collegium Romanum and at Pavia, and as director of the Observatory at Milan, and he also held academic posts in Vienna and Paris. Boscovich's theories are concerned in the first place with the constitution of matter, the behaviour of physical forces, and the nature of atoms and of light. Lucretius's theory conceived of atoms as hard particles in continual motion in a void, influencing each other by impact. His discussion of their relation to the various substances of nature is of the most general kind. Newton was an atomist with a clear notion of inter-atomic forces. Boscovich's views are different and come nearer certain ideas of modern physics. As the title of his book implies, he considered that a single law was the basis of all natural phenomena and of the properties of matter; that the multiplicity of physical forces was only apparent and due to inadequate mathematical knowledge. These 'point-atoms' of Boscovich were deemed to have a position - but no extension - in space, and to possess mass. Boscovich believed that each atom is surrounded by a field of force, alternately positive and negative through a number of cycles. The force exists whether there is at any point another atom for it to act upon, or not. Newton (and every other atomist) could_not believe in the continuity of matter. Descartes did, for he was not an atomist. The Theoria had an immediate success in scientific circles, even though it was regarded as no more than speculation. Joseph Priestley read it and a century later Faraday was influenced by it. Clerk Maxwell described its contents in his Encyclopaedia Britannica article on the atom. Lord Kelvin cited Boscovich frequently, and J.J. Thomson referred to him when describing the electron and his own idea of successive rings or shells of electrons in the atom, only the outer ones of which are chemically operative. This in its turn led to the work of Niels Bohr, who showed that the energy of the electron revolving in its fixed orbit was transformed into light energy of a definite frequency" (J. Carter & P.H. Muir, eds., Printing and the mind of man, London, 1967, p. 122)."Boscovich's Theory of Natural Philosophy is one of the great attempts to understand the structure of the universe in terms of a singles idea. Though conceived in the eighteenth century, and strongly influencing the nineteenth, it is in several respects a twentieth-century idea... The idea is simple: All phenomena arise from the spatial arrangements and relative displacements of identical point particles interacting by pairs under an oscillatory law determining their relative accelerations... Boscovich's 'new world' was an ideal atomic cosmogony, involving a new structural attitude to space and time. Moreover it was fundamental in the sense of being atomic and concerning itself with ultimate structure. Boscovich absorbed Descartes, Locke, Newton, and Leibniz, and fused what he needed into a unified structural interpretation of all known physical phenomena. He was the geometer of atomism, the Euclid of Democritus, thinking in terms of visual images of spatial patterns of particles... Part II of the Theoria covers applications to mechanics, e.g. systems of 3, 4, or more puncta, centre of gravity, action and reaction, collision, resolution of 'forces', centre of equilibrium and oscillation, pressure of fluids, etc. Part III treats applications to physics, e.g. penetrability, divisibility, gravity, cohesion, composite particles, solidity and fluidity, flexible rods, viscosity, elasticity, chemical processes, fire, light, cold and heat, electricity and magnetism... [Moreoer] the Theoria has brilliant passages on continuity, geometry, penetrability, non-interacting universes which might float undisturbed through each other, forms of matter with very high densities, finite universes, limit points, innermost structure, complex molecular fields, chemistry, chain reactions, probability, and the importance of the proportionality of gravitational and inertial mass" (L.L. Whyte, Boscovich's atomism, in: "Roger Joseph Boscovich. Studies of his life and work", L.L. Whyte, ed., London, 1961, pp. 102, 105, 110 and 116)."Although best known for its contribution to dynamical atomism and matter theory, the book also included considerations of a cosmological nature. For example, Boscovich imagined that, apart from our space, there might exist other spaces with which we are not causally connected. His conception of the universe was relativistic, such as illustrated by a passage from the end of Theoria, which may bring to mind much later cosmological ideas: 'If the whole Universe within our sight were moved by a parallel motion in any direction, & at the same time rotated through any angle, we could never be aware of the motion or the rotation ... Moreover, it might be the case that the whole Universe within our sight should daily contract or expand, while the scale of forces contracted or expanded in the same ratio; if such a thing did happen, there would be no change of ideas in our mind, & so we should have no feeling that such a change was taking place'. Boscovich imagined all matter to consist of point-atoms bound together by Newtonian-like attractive and repulsive forces. If no forces were present, a body might pass freely through another without any collision (after all, points have no extension in space). The possibility led him to a daring cosmological speculation: 'There might be a large number of material & sensible universes existing in the same space, separated one from the other in such a way that one was perfectly independent of the other, & the one could never acquire any indication of the existence of the other'. Boscovich did not elaborate. Here we have, in 1758, a new version of the many-universe scenario: not different universes distributed in space and time, but coexisting here and now. It was surely a scenario that harmonized in spirit with ideas that some cosmologists would propose more than two hundred years later" (H. Kragh, Conceptions of Cosmos, from myths to the accelerating universe: a history of cosmology, Oxford, 2007, p. 82). Ruggero Boscovich (Ruder Josip Boskovic) was born in Dubrovnik, at the time called Ragusa. His father was Serbian, his mother was from Bergamo, Italy. He had his first education at the Collegium Ragusinum, directed by Italian Jesuits. Then, in 1725, he was sent as a novice to the Roman college of S. Andrea delle Fratte. Three years later he moved to the Collegio Romano and started teaching logic and mathematics, taking the chair that had beloned to his teacher, O. Borgondio.In the following years he published many writings on physics, mathematics and astronomy, becoming the major supporter of Newton in his order. In 1744, when he was ordained, Boscovich was already a renowned scientist all over Europe. In 1746 he became a member of the Bologna Academy and in 1748 of Académie Française. Between 1750 and 1752 he made several geodetic surveys with the aim of drawing up a map of the territory of the Pope's state and measuring the meridian arc between Rome and Rimini.From 1757, probably due to friction with some brothers of his order, Boscovich was gradually removed from teaching and employed only for diplomatic missions. In that year he was sent to Vienna as a representative of the Lucchesi in a dispute over hydraulic works against the Florentines, who had sent as their expert father Leonardo Ximenes. His stay at the Habsburg court went on for over a year.In 1759 Boscovich visited Paris and Versailles, and made the acquaintance of the encyclopaedists, with whom he shared a mutual hostility. In 1760 he arrived in England, where he was welcomed by the English scientific word and accepted as a member by the Royal Society. In 1761 he was sent by the Royal Society to Constantinople to observe the transit of Venus scheduled for September that year. Boscovich arrived too late, but remained on the Bosphorus for over six months, then in 1762, bound for St. Petersburg, he reached Warsaw. In 1763 he was back in Rome.In 1764 Boscovich was appointed professor of mathematics and astronomy at the University of Pavia and undertook the construction of the new Brera observatory, of which he became the director. In 1768 he moved to the Palatine Schools in Milan. In 1773, when his order was suppressed, he resigned from all his positions and moved to Paris, where he started working for the French navy.In 1782 Boscovich came back to Italy, spending his last years in Pescia, Florence, Bassano, and Milan, where he died on February 1787 (cf. Z. Marcovic, Ruder Josip Boskovic, in: "Dictionary of Scientific Biography", Ch.C. Gillespie, ed., New York, 1970, II, pp. 326-332).L. Law White, ed., op. cit., pp. 50-68; 127-152; J. Carter & P.H. Muir, eds., op. cit., no. 203; D.H. Hook & J.M. Norman, eds., The Haskell F. Norman Library of science & medicine, San Francisco, 1991, no. 277; P. Riccardi, Biblioteca matematica italiana, Milan, 1952, I, col. 180, no. 531; A. De Backer & C. Sommervogel, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus, Paris, 1872, I, cols. 1840-41, no. 66; J. Lalande, Bibliographie Astronomique, Paris, 1803, p. 464.

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        Youth's Introduction to Trade and Business. The Eighth Edition. To which is added, A Short Sketch of Book-Keeping by Double-Entry. London, J. Fuller, B. Dod, J. Ward

      1758 - Eighth edition. Small 4to, viii, 181, [16]pp, contemporary unlettered mottled calf, raised bands, floral rolls to joints and twin rules to boards in blind, all edges speckled red. With several tables and a woodcut headpiece [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires et lettres sur la guerre de la Valteline. Publiés pour la première fois, & accompagnés de notes géographiques, historiques & généalogiques par le baron de Zur-Lauben.

      A Genève, et se vend à Paris, chez Vincent 1758 - 3 vol. in-12, C-424 pp., XIX-[1]-4 (catalogue de l'éditeur)-536 pp., XVI-460 pp., portr.-front. au tome 1, veau fauve, dos à nerfs orné, tranches cailoutées (rel. de l'époque). Manques aux coiffes des tomes 2 et 3, étiquette collée sur le plat inférieur et en pied, cachet et ex-libris d'institution religieuse. Le tome 1 renferme les mémoires sur la guerre de la Valteline : probablement ils n'ont pas été écrits par Rohan lui-même, mais d'après les documents qu'il aurait fournis . Le tome second contient les discours politiques de Rohan et son voyage de 1600. Dans le tome troisième sont les dépêches de 1636 et les pièces qui concernent la sortie des Grisons en 1637. Elles complètent les mémoires et renseignent non seulement sur les faits militaires mais aussi sur la géographie, les races, etc. (Bourgeois et André). Bourgeois et André, Sources, 999.

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        Extracts, from the several Treaties subsisting between Great Britain and other Kingdoms and States, of such Articles and Clauses, as relate to the Duty and Conduct of the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War. The third edition.

      London: Printed in the Year, 1758 - Quarto (240 x 191 mm). Contemporary red goatskin, decorative gilt spine with five raised bands, floriate gilt decoration within each compartment, green label, sides with broad decorative border of fleurons, corners with backwards-facing birds each balanced on a series of small tools emerging from an urn, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Some light abrasions and marks to binding. An excellent copy, with the prelminary blank [a1] and frontispiece. Attractive wood-engraved frontispiece showing the Admiralty fouled anchor on an escutcheon set against a trophy of arms within a scrollling cartouche (also featuring sextants, compasses, cannon and canonballs), tail-piece of a classical female figure representing the arts of navigation. Third edition - preceded by those of 1741 and 1747 - issued against the background of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) and updated to take into account the latest maritime treaties: with Algiers (1751), France (includes treaty of Aix la Chapelle,1748), Morocco (1750-51), Portugal (1755), Savoy (1748 and 1750), Tripoli, and Tunis (both 1751 - and both comprising an extensive series of articles including the treatment of escaping slaves). Historical agreements are included with the fourteen treaties outlined here, between Britain and Algiers, Austrian Netherlands, Denmark, France, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Savoy, Spain, States General, Sweden, Tripoli, Tunis, Turkey. The details of French treaties include several mentions of the American colonies. This is a decidedly distinguished binding - provenance of which cannot, regrettably, be ascertained - that was perhaps executed for an individual with a connection to the Admiralty. In its overall style, and in particular the use of the backwards-facing bird tool, it resembles the work of Jonas Hanway's first binder (see Maggs, Bookbinding in the British Isles, 1996, I 121). Hanway (1712-1786), merchant and founder of the Marine Society, had a particular devotion to maritime affairs. Therefore, the subject matter of the present volume places it very much in Hanway's sphere of interest. "He was another eccentric philanthropist who sought to further the good causes he favoured by presenting elaborately bound books on such subjects to possible subscribers" (Nixon & Foot, The History of Decorated Bookbinding in England, 1992, pp. 87-88).

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        Untersuchungen Von dem Ursprung der Gesezze, Künste und Wissenschaften. Wie auch ihrem Wachsthum bei den alten Völkern. Aus dem Französischen von Georg Christoph Hamberger. 3 Theile in 1 Band.

      4to. Mit gest. Frontispiz von J.H. Meil, 3 gest. Falttaf. u. 2 gef. Tabellen. XXII, 398 S. 2 Bl., 372 S. 2 Bl., 280 S., 8 Bl. Ldr. d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden m. RSchild u. Rückenvergoldung. Rotschnitt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des zuerst 1758 in Paris erschienenen Werkes über Handwerk, Handel u. Gewerbe sowie Baukunst, Entdeckung der Edelsteine, Arzneikunst, Astonomie, Schiffahrt usw. - Nicht beigebunden sind die 6 Taf. zu Teil II-III sowie die Tabelle zu Teil III. - Einband berieben, Fehlstellen im Leder, v.a. am Rücken. Im Innendeckel Widmungsschild als Schulprämie des Joachimsthalschen Gymnasiums Berlin an Isaac Elias Itzig, vom Rektor (Johann Heinrich Ludwig) Meierotto 1796 unterzeichnet. - Die ersten Bl. stark angerändert, im Rande teils fleckig, Schnitt stark oxidiert, obere Ecke gegen Ende wasserrandig.

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        Extracts, from the several Treaties subsisting between Great Britain and other Kingdoms and States,

      London: Printed in the Year,, 1758. of such Articles and Clauses, as relate to the Duty and Conduct of the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War. The third edition. Quarto (240 x 191 mm). Contemporary red goatskin, decorative gilt spine with five raised bands, floriate gilt decoration within each compartment, green label, sides with broad decorative border of fleurons, corners with backwards-facing birds each balanced on a series of small tools emerging from an urn, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Attractive wood-engraved frontispiece showing the Admiralty fouled anchor on an escutcheon set against a trophy of arms within a scrollling cartouche (also featuring sextants, compasses, cannon and canonballs), tail-piece of a classical female figure representing the arts of navigation. Some light abrasions and marks to binding. An excellent copy, with the prelminary blank [a1] and frontispiece. Third edition - preceded by those of 1741 and 1747 - issued against the background of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) and updated to take into account the latest maritime treaties: with Algiers (1751), France (includes treaty of Aix la Chapelle,1748), Morocco (1750-51), Portugal (1755), Savoy (1748 and 1750), Tripoli, and Tunis (both 1751 - and both comprising an extensive series of articles including the treatment of escaping slaves). Historical agreements are included with the fourteen treaties outlined here, between Britain and Algiers, Austrian Netherlands, Denmark, France, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Savoy, Spain, States General, Sweden, Tripoli, Tunis, Turkey. The details of French treaties include several mentions of the American colonies. This is a decidedly distinguished binding - provenance of which cannot, regrettably, be ascertained - that was perhaps executed for an individual with a connection to the Admiralty. In its overall style, and in particular the use of the backwards-facing bird tool, it resembles the work of Jonas Hanway's first binder (see Maggs, Bookbinding in the British Isles, 1996, I 121). Hanway (1712-1786), merchant and founder of the Marine Society, had a particular devotion to maritime affairs. Therefore, the subject matter of the present volume places it very much in Hanway's sphere of interest. "He was another eccentric philanthropist who sought to further the good causes he favoured by presenting elaborately bound books on such subjects to possible subscribers" (Nixon & Foot, The History of Decorated Bookbinding in England, 1992, pp. 87-88).

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        My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty having received many repeated complaints of divers outrageous Acts of Piracy committed on Board great Numbers of Ships as well as English as Neutral sailing in the English Channel by the Crews of Ships or Vessels being or pretending to be English Privateers Their Lordships therefore in order to detect and bring to Justice the Persons guilty of such Piracies and Robberies are pleased to promise a Reward of FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS

      Large broadside (19.5 x 15.25 inches), woodcut arms at the head; two folds (one vertical and one horizontal), dusty in the folds, a few minor tears in the margins (these also a little dusty and fragile). Admiralty Office, December 4,

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        Institutiones Metaphysicae in usum tironum aptate. Ac Libris Quatuor comprehensae. Auctore A. G. R. P.

      NAPOLI: Ex Typographia Simoniana - Neapoli, 1758. Rilegato. DISCRETO. 11,8 19. USATO

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        Die Korallen der Adria

      DONATI, Vitaliano: Essai sur l'Histoire Naturelle de la Mer Adriatique. Avec une Lettre du Docteur Leonard Sesler, sur une nouvelle Espèce de Plante Terrestre. Traduit de l'Italien [von J. Salvemini de Castillon]. Mit 11 kolor. Kupfertaf. Den Haag: Pierre de Hondt 1758. Gr. 4°. Titelbl., III [1], 73, [5] S. Schweinslederband der Zeit auf fünf Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf Lederschildchen, Goldprägung in Form von Filten, floralen und Ornamenten auf Rücken, Außen- und Innendeckeln, sowie Vorsätzen in mehrfarbigem Haaradermarmor. Erste französische, um eine Taf. (Fangnetzwerk) erweiterte Ausgabe dieser zuerst 1750 in Venedig erschienenen »Storia naturale marina dell' Adriatico« des aus Padua stammenden Naturkundlers und Forschungsreisenden Vitaliano Donati (1717-1762). Schon 1753 war eine deutsche Übersetzung dieses Werks erschienen, die allerdings nur zwei Taf. beinhaltete. Donati beschreibt darin die Biologie und Geologie der östlichen Adria, insbesondere geht er auf heute dort ausgestorbene Korallen, Schwämme und Kleintiere ein, weshalb seine Arbeit großen Einfluss auf die Korallenforschung ausübte. Der beigebundene Brief des italienischen Botanikers Leonhard Sesler beschreibt die Bergpflanze »Vitaliana«. Einband an den Kapitale fachmännisch ergänzt und restauriert, Vorsätze und Titelblatt mit handschriftlichen, teils mit Tinte und Bleistift angebrachten vermerken, Exemplar durchgehend mit dem Bibliotheksstempel der »Société Grayloise d'Émulation« versehen, Taf. allerdings nur hinterseitig bestempelt. Insgesamt sauberes Exemplar, mit kolorierten Kupfern von großer Seltenheit. - Nissen ZBI 1173.

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        Spenser's Faerie queene. A new edition with a glossary, and notes explanatory and critical by John Upton . . . In two volumes [Extra-Illustrated]

      London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1758. First Annotated Edition, perhaps a unique copy, illustrated (grangerized) with the full suite of 32 double-page plates by William Kent for the 1751 edition of Spenser's Faerie Queene, published by Stephen Wright and John Brindley (ESTC T35152). 4to: xlii,(68, including glossary),673,[1]; 673pp, Illustrated with 32 double-page tab-mounted copperplate engravings by William Kent. Engraved armorial bookplates of John Moore Paget (1791-1866) on front paste-downs. Laid in are various manuscipt leaves, one on stationary of the Old Vicarage, Cuckfield, now a Grade II listed building, originally built in the early 17th century, rebuilt, in Georgian style, in 1780s, and finally altered in the nineteenth century. A magnificent set, printed on heavy paper and bound in contemporary full stained calf (joints very skillfully rebuilt), spine in six compartments between raised bands, four very richly gilt, two with red and black morocco lettering pieces gilt; decorative gilt rolls on thick board edges, page edges speckled red, pages and plates pristine, crisp, fresh, and bright. Lowndes V, 2477 and III, 2477. Alston, III,101. Spenser Encyclopedia, pp. 389 (for Kent) and 706 (for Upton). Upton's edition was the first attempt at an original-spelling and an annotated text. "The extensive notes, tracing sources and identifying historical personages, are still valuable; all later annotators are indebted to Upton's erudition." (Radcliffe, Spenser and the Tradition: English Poetry 1579-1830) William Kent was a skilled designer and decorator but a poor painter and draughtsman, and despite their energy and directness, his designs for The Faerie Queene are not wholly successful (they were severely criticised by Horace Walpole, in his Anecdotes of Painting in England). But the subjects represented contain many interesting reflections of Kent's involvement with picturesque gothic architecture and garden design, including such romantic structures as the Hermitage and Merlin's Cave, a thatched, mock-gothic building housing a library for Queen Caroline at Richmond. John Moore Paget, of Cranmore Hall, Somerset, inherited from his father a "library of curious and valuable books [and] a decided taste for bibliology. A book-hunter from his youth, his constant delight in after life was to search old book-stalls, and add from time to time some scarce or quaint old work or rare engraving to his increasing collection." (Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 221, 1866). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine.

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        Spenser's Faerie queene. A new edition with a glossary, and notes explanatory and critical by John Upton . . . In two volumes [Extra-Illustrated]

      printed for J. and R. Tonson, London 1758 - First Annotated Edition, perhaps a unique copy, illustrated (grangerized) with the full suite of 32 double-page plates by William Kent for the 1751 edition of Spenser's Faerie Queene, published by Stephen Wright and John Brindley (ESTC T35152). 4to: xlii,(68, including glossary),673,[1]; 673pp, Illustrated with 32 double-page tab-mounted copperplate engravings by William Kent. Engraved armorial bookplates of John Moore Paget (1791-1866) on front paste-downs. Laid in are various manuscipt leaves, one on stationary of the Old Vicarage, Cuckfield, now a Grade II listed building, originally built in the early 17th century, rebuilt, in Georgian style, in 1780s, and finally altered in the nineteenth century. A magnificent set, printed on heavy paper and bound in contemporary full stained calf (joints very skillfully rebuilt), spine in six compartments between raised bands, four very richly gilt, two with red and black morocco lettering pieces gilt; decorative gilt rolls on thick board edges, page edges speckled red, pages and plates pristine, crisp, fresh, and bright. Lowndes V, 2477 and III, 2477. Alston, III.101. Spenser Encyclopedia, pp. 389 (for Kent) and 706 (for Upton). Upton's edition was the first attempt at an original-spelling and an annotated text. "The extensive notes, tracing sources and identifying historical personages, are still valuable; all later annotators are indebted to Upton's erudition." (Radcliffe, Spenser and the Tradition: English Poetry 1579-1830) William Kent was a skilled designer and decorator but a poor painter and draughtsman, and despite their energy and directness, his designs for The Faerie Queene are not wholly successful (they were severely criticised by Horace Walpole, in his Anecdotes of Painting in England). But the subjects represented contain many interesting reflections of Kent's involvement with picturesque gothic architecture and garden design, including such romantic structures as the Hermitage and Merlin's Cave, a thatched, mock-gothic building housing a library for Queen Caroline at Richmond. John Moore Paget, of Cranmore Hall, Somerset, inherited from his father a "library of curious and valuable books [and] a decided taste for bibliology. A book-hunter from his youth, his constant delight in after life was to search old book-stalls, and add from time to time some scarce or quaint old work or rare engraving to his increasing collection." (Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 221, 1866). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Grosser Kupferstich mit der Ansicht des Hafens und der Stadt Bordeaux

      in der Platte bezeichnet und datiert - 1758 - Aus der berühmten Hafenbilder Serie des Künstlers für König Louis XV. Antiker Kupferstich, bezeichnet "Vue de la Ville et du Port de Bordeaux - Prise du Cote des Salinieres - grave d`apres le Tableau Original appartenant au Roy et faisant partie de la Collection des Ports de France . peint par J. Vernet". Abmessungen des Blattes sind 52 x 74 cm / mit Rahmen 74 x 94 cm. Leicht gebräunt und Altersspuren, unter Glas in einem hochwertigen alten Rahmen (Berliner Leiste). Weitere Infos und Fotos auf Anfrage per Email (oder Sie rufen uns an) Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns für mehr Informationen. Please contact us for more information.

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        Oeuvres de Monsieur de Montesquieu, nouvelle édition, revue, corrigéö, & considérablement augmentée par l?auteur. 3 vol.

      - Amsterdam, Leipsick, Arkstée & Merkus 1758. 4°. 2 Bl., LXXXVI, 527 S., 2 gefaltete Karten, 2 Bl, XVI, 634 S., 2 Bl., 638 S. Leder der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und Rückenvergoldung. Ex Libris: Robert Butler of Balliragget. Buchecken teils etwas bestossen. Die letzten Seiten von Band 2 mit Wasserand im Rand. Teils minim stockfleckig. Gutes und sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books [and] Paradise Regain'd.... To which is added Samson Agonistes and Poems upon Several Occasions.

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1758. First Baskerville Edition. A signal edition of one of the high points of English literature, the Baskerville Milton broke new ground in book design and in the development of printing. Baskerville was so proud of the achievement that he introduced it with a preface--his only such published statement--declaring his aims and ambitions as a printer, to print "books of consequence ... which the public may be pleased to see in an elegant dress." . 2 volumes octavo (24 cm) ; [32], 416; lxx, 3-390 (with errors in pagination). Bound in contemporary diced calf tooled in gilt on all boards, edges and turn-ins. Spines elaborately tooled and titled in gilt. Marbled endleaves and edges. Silk signets present in both volumes. List of subscribers present. Minor abrasions and wear to covers; very light dappling on title pages, but overall in excellent condition.

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        Histoire naturelle des insectes, traduite du Bilblia Naturae [= Tome V Collection academique composee des memoires (...) concernant l'histoire naturelle]. Dijon, Desventes / Paris, Desaint etc., 1758.

      4°, 40+673 pag., half leather, binding restored. Illustrated with 36 folding engraved plates and a folding table. B0722.

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        Essai sur l'histoire naturelle de la Mer Adriatique [..] avec une lettre du docteur Leonard Sesler, sur une nouvelle espece de plante terrestre, traduit de l'italien.

      chez Pierre D Hondt, 1758. In-4° (cm. 24,5), legatura coeva in p. pelle maculata con titolo in oro su tassello marocchino, fregi in oro ai comparti del dorso (piccoli integrazioni), nome dell'autore ms. al piatto anteriore, risguardi marmorizzati; pp. [2] III [1] 73 [5] con 11 tavole illustrative ripiegate f.t. (piante marine, coralli, madrepore); frontespizio in rosso e nero, capilettera e fregi silografici; fioriture sparse e bruniture. Prima edizione francese. Cfr. Pritzel 2370. Esemplare più che discreto.

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        De Haagsche Robinson, of de gevallen van Alexander xxxxx, behelzende zijn geboorte en opvoeding (...) Moscoviten (...) Thomas Kouli-kan (...) Dehli (...)eiland Tirevas (...). 2 delen in 1 band, Alkmaar, J. Maagh, 1758.

      19e eeuwse kartonnen band met perkamenten rug, (8)+194 pag. (deel 1 en 2 in doorlopende paginering). Staverman pag. 172, nr. 8 en pag. 114.Het eerste deel van dit zeldzame boekje is een avonturenromen met pornografische inslag. Het tweede deel is een soort Robinsonade (onbekend eiland) en utopie. Staverman vermoedt dat er twee schrijvers de hand in gehad hebben.

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        Wapenkaart, behelzende alle de wapens en naamen van de Edele Groot Achtbaare Heeren Veertigen der stad Leyden, geschikt naar den rang, waar in dezelve verkooren zyn zedert den 21 July 1449 tot den 21 July 1758 (.).

      - Leyden, Cornelis de Pecker, 1758. First edition. Plano, oblong, 6 loose sheets. Good condition, edges slightly frayed. Signed at the last heraldic sheet by G. van Ryckhuysen. 43 x 56 cm. Title printed in black and red in an ornamental border, 1 large engraved dedication with large city-ams of Leiden, 4 sheets with in total 755 coats-of-arms, 2 pag. register. HP11

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        Wapenkaart, behelzende alle de wapens en naamen van de Edele Groot Achtbaare Heeren Veertigen der stad Leyden, geschikt naar den rang, waar in dezelve verkooren zyn zedert den 21 July 1449 tot den 21 July 1758 (...).

      Leyden, Cornelis de Pecker, 1758. First edition. Plano, oblong, 6 loose sheets. Good condition, edges slightly frayed. Signed at the last heraldic sheet by G. van Ryckhuysen. 43 x 56 cm. Title printed in black and red in an ornamental border, 1 large engraved dedication with large city-ams of Leiden, 4 sheets with in total 755 coats-of-arms, 2 pag. register. HP11.

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        Nova Mappa Geographica Totius Ducatus Silesiae Tam Superioris Quam Inferioris, exhibens XVII. Minores Principatus Et VI. Libera Dominia. Accuratissime disterminata et excusa Cura et sumptibus Tobiae Conradi Lotteri. Calcographi, Aug. Vindel. 1758. - T.C. Lotter sc.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg, dat. 1758, 48,5 x 57,5 Lindner, Abb. 23, Kat.-Nr. 24 (Lindner kennt nur die Ausgabe ohne Datioerung!). - Zeigt das Herzogtum Schlesien. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Unten links Stadtplan von Breslau mit Erklärungen ('Prospectus Vratislaviae Metropolis Ducatus Silesiae. - Prospect Der Hauptstadt Breslau In Schlesien.'). Slask / Poland: oldcoloured cooper-engraving published by Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg, 48,5 x 57,5 cm, dated 1758. This dated edition is very rare! - On the left and right side numbers of inhabitans in manuscript.- At the bottom left big plan from Breslau ('Prospectus Vratislaviae Metropolis Ducatus Silesiae. - Prospect Der Hauptstadt Breslau In Schlesien.').

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        L’Ami des femmes

      s.t, 1758. 12mo (cm. 16,5), 2 cc.nn., 188 pp., 1 c.nn. (Indice). Legatura coeva in piena pelle con nervi, fregi e titolo su tassello al ds. Tracce d’usura, cuffie danneggiate e mancanza di circa metà tassello. Tagli rossi. Ex libris al contropiatto anteriore. Al frontis., il versetto di Ariosto: ‘Le donne son venute in excellenza, di ciascun arte ove hanno posto cura’. Ottimi interni. Buon esemplare. Edizione originale. Barbier I, 132.

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        Index picturarum chalcographicarum historiam veteris et Novi Testamenti celeberrimorum artificum manu CXXX, tabulis delineantium.

      Andreas Brinhauser, Augsburg 1758 - o. J. (1758 oder etwas später). Gr.-4to. (ca. 33,5 x 21 cm). Leder der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung und goldgepr. Bordüre auf dem Vorder- und Rückdeckel, 6 Bl., 129 Tafeln. Sprache: Latein, Mit dem Kupfertitel nach G. Eichler aus Kilians Bilderbibel "Picturae chalcographicae historiam veteris testamenti. (Augsburg, 1758) als Frontispiz und 129 Kupfertafeln. Brunet III, 659. Gier/Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck. 828 f. (mit Abb.). Thieme/Becker XX, 302. Seltene Ausgabe mit dem Vermerk "Gedruckt bey Andreas Brinhaußer, Stadtbuchdrucker in Augsburg". Kein Exemplar mit diesem Druckvermerk im KVK. - Deutscher Untertitel: "Register zu den historischen Abbildungen der Geschichten Alten und Neuen Testaments, so nach berühmten Künstlern, in 130. Kupfertafeln entworfen.". Die Vorlagen stammen beispielsweise von Paolo Veronese, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthonis van Dyck, u. a. ". bewunderten schon die Zeitgenossen die Kunstfertigkeit, mit welcher Kilian Gemälde von Elsheimer, Giordano, Veronese, Tintoretto, Rubens, Poussin, aber auch von Augsburger Malern wie Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner oder Johann Evangelist Holzer in seinen Kupfern wiedergab" (Gier/Janota). Philipp Andreas Kilian (1714-1759) wurde 1744 zum polnischen und kursächsischen Hofkupferstecher ernannt. "Als Illustrator ist er vor allem durch seine "Bilderbibel des Alten u. Neuen Testaments" u. sein Zeichenbüchlein bekannt geworden" (Thieme/B. XX, 301). - Schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar. Einband berieben und etwas fleckig, mit großem Wasserrand auf dem Rückdeckel. Titel geringfügig (finger)fleckig, sonst sauber, nur im äußersten Rand stellenweise wenig braunfleckig. Mit Exlibris von Carl F. Raaschou (1879-1957), Anwalt und Bürgermeister in Hillerod, Dänemark. 1700 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Les ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce]

      [Paris, 1758]. Folio (480 x 345 mm). 7 plates (4 plans and elevations), 24 (of 60) engraved double-page plates and views in proof states before letters, COLORED IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND. 18th-century blue boards. Rebacked, some wear to edges; a few short marginal tears or repairs, minor darkening and light mostly marginal staining, lacking letterpress title. Provenance: "J.D.H." (initials on upper margin of title and his? occasional plate numbers and captions in manuscript); B. Dockray (1850 ownership inscription on pastedown); Henry Blackmer (bookplate, his sale Sotheby's London, 11 October 1989, lot 789); purchased from Marlborough Rare Books, 1989. A partial set of COLORED PROOF PLATES BEFORE LETTERS FROM THE FIRST EDITION of the work that introduced to Western Europe the architecture of classical Athens, and remained the major source of inspiration for Greek style for many years. Le Roy's work was the predecessor to Stuart and Revett's Antiquities of Athens, the first part of which did not appear until 1762, and took many years to reach completion. Le Roy was a leading French architect of his time, who was trained by Jacques-François Blondel and later succeeded him as Professor of Architecture at the Académie Royale d'Architecture. He went to Greece in 1754, and published Les Ruines after four years of preparation measuring and drawing the ancient monuments and sites. This collection of plates consists of 24 of 25 views from the first part of Le Roy's Ruines des plus beaux Monuments de la Grèce. The complete work comprises 60 plates. "It is possible that this collection of proof plates was pulled for Le Roy or possibly the engraver Le Bas. These plates are one or two millimeters smaller than ordinary plates; the very thick paper on which they are printed may have something to do with this" (Blackmer). See Berlin Kat. 1888; Blackmer 1010 (this copy); Cicognara 2795; Cohen-de Ricci 627. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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        Paradoxes intéressans sur la cause & les effets de la révocations de l'Edit de Nantes, la dépopulation & répopulation du Royaume, l'intolérance civile & rigoureuse d'un gouvernement. Pour servir de réponse à la "Lettre d'un patriote sur la tolérance civile des Protestans de France. Avec une dissertation sur la journée de la S. Barthélémi

      S. n., S. l. 1758 - ____ Farouche partisan de la révocation de l'Edit de Nantes, l'abbé Novi de Caveirac montrent que les calvinistes ne peuvent être tolérés "par la nature de leurs principes" et "en raison de leur conduite passée." Après avoir examiné les conséquences économiques de leur départ de France, il expose les moyens qui permettraient d'augmenter la population sans les protestants. Il faut bannir le luxe et la misére du Royaume. Il préconise ainsi la diminution des impôts, l'établissement d'une taille réelle, la supression de la gabelle et des corvées et un renforcement de l'Administration provinciale. Alfred Sauvy a analysé cet ouvrage dans: "Quelques démographes ignorés du XVIIIe siècle." INED 3402. Petit accroc à la coiffe, mais bel exemplaire. *-------*. In-8. Collation : (4), VI, (4), 565, (1), LXIIII, (2) pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        [Les ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce]

      [Paris, 1758]. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (480 x 345 mm). 7 plates (4 plans and elevations), 24 (of 60) engraved double-page plates and views in proof states before letters, COLORED IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND. 18th-century blue boards. Rebacked, some wear to edges; a few short marginal tears or repairs, minor darkening and light mostly marginal staining, lacking letterpress title. Provenance: "J.D.H." (initials on upper margin of title and his? occasional plate numbers and captions in manuscript); B. Dockray (1850 ownership inscription on pastedown); Henry Blackmer (bookplate, his sale Sotheby's London, 11 October 1989, lot 789); purchased from Marlborough Rare Books, 1989. A partial set of COLORED PROOF PLATES BEFORE LETTERS FROM THE FIRST EDITION of the work that introduced to Western Europe the architecture of classical Athens, and remained the major source of inspiration for Greek style for many years. Le Roy's work was the predecessor to Stuart and Revett's Antiquities of Athens, the first part of which did not appear until 1762, and took many years to reach completion. Le Roy was a leading French architect of his time, who was trained by Jacques-François Blondel and later succeeded him as Professor of Architecture at the Académie Royale d'Architecture. He went to Greece in 1754, and published Les Ruines after four years of preparation measuring and drawing the ancient monuments and sites. This collection of plates consists of 24 of 25 views from the first part of Le Roy's Ruines des plus beaux Monuments de la Grèce. The complete work comprises 60 plates. "It is possible that this collection of proof plates was pulled for Le Roy or possibly the engraver Le Bas. These plates are one or two millimeters smaller than ordinary plates; the very thick paper on which they are printed may have something to do with this" (Blackmer). See Berlin Kat. 1888; Blackmer 1010 (this copy); Cicognara 2795; Cohen-de Ricci 627.

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        A Discourse on the Study of the Law; Being an Introductory Lecture.

      1758 - The Genesis of Blackstone's Commentaries Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. A Discourse on the Study of the Law; Being an Introductory Lecture, Read in the Public Schools, October XXV, M.DCC.LVIII. Published by Direction of the Vice-Chancellor, Heads of Houses, And Proctors. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1758. 40 pp. Quarto (10" x 8"). Later three-quarter calf over pebbled cloth, "Blackstone" gilt-stamped to center of front board. Light rubbing to extremities with minor wear to spine ends and corners, small bookseller ticket to front pastedown, light toning to text, a bit of offsetting to corners of title page and verso of final leaf. $5,000. * First edition. This is the published version of Blackstone's inaugural lecture as Vinerian professor of English law. Presented to a large audience, it was "[h]astened into print less than a fortnight later as A Discourse on the Study of the Law, by late December a London correspondent claimed to hear Blackstone's lecture 'commended wherever I go.' What one reviewer terms 'this sensible, spirited, and manly exhortation to the study of the law' was reprinted in a further thousand copies next year; it also prefaced subsequent editions of the Analysis of the Laws, and eventually the first volume of the Commentaries": Prest, William Blackstone 151. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 233. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of Will Blackstone 542. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History and Practice of the High Court of Chancery. In which is introduced, An Account of the Institution and various Regulations of the said Court; Shewing likewise, The ancient and present Practice thereof in an easy and familiar Method [etc.]

      London: Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Worrall [etc.], 1758. Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite clean and with ample margins and the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig copy First London edition of the work which Holdsworth singled out (along with John Mitford's) as "distinctly superior [and of] a greater importance in the eighteenth-century literature of equity", with much on equity's substance and on proposed reforms

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        THE ROMAN ANTIQUITIES OF DIONYSIUS OF HALICARNASSENSIS. Translated Into English, with Notes and Dissertations by Edward Spelman.

      Printed and Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, London 1758 - 4 volumes: lviii, 456; 439; 438; 516 pp. with unpaged errata sheet at end of each volume; quartos, contemporary full tan calf with gilt spines, red and black morocco lettering pieces. The first translation into English of Dionysius' masterpiece of Roman history. The work originally numbered 20 books, of these the first 10 survive complete and the eleventh in a fragment. The entire extant text is translated here and presented in the divisions of the original Greek text. Edward Spelman's translation earned great praise for its accuracy and elegance and the erudition of his notes and stood as the only translation into English for more than a century. Supplementary to the primary work and placed following the second book of the Antiquities (pp. 369-456 at the end of Vol. I), Spelman appended his earlier (1743) publication "A Fragment Out of the Sixth Book of Polybius: Containing a Dissertation on Government in general, particularly applied to th that of the Romans . . . Translated from the Greek with Notes" (Greek text with English translation on facing pages) together with " . . . a Preface wherein the system of Polybius is applied to the Governement of England" and "a Dissertation upon the Constitution of (the Roman Senate)." Covers worn, especially spines, joints and corners, 2 lettering pieces chipped, all boards still attached by cords but most joints split, scattered foxing to text [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        2 Gesamtansichten. "Prospect der Stadt Zittau wie solche gegen Mitternacht anzusehen" und Prospect der Stadt Zittau.

      - Kupferstich v. de Montalegre b. Nicolai in Zittau, 1758, je 11,5 x 34,5 Sehr seltene Ansichten, die Zittau im Jahr 1744 und im Jahr 1757 darstellen. Die Ansicht des Jahres 1757 zeigt die Stadt nach dem Brand, der durch die Bomardierung durch die Österreicher ( 23. Juni 1757) entstanden war und Zittau fast völlig zerstörte. - Jah. dan. de Montalegre war Zeichenlehrer am Zittauischen Gymnasium.

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        De la manière de graver à l'eau forte et au burin. Et de la gravure en manière noire. Avec la façon de construire les Presses modernes, & d'imprimer en Taille-douce Nouvelle édition augmentée de 'impression qui imite les tableaux, de la gravure en manière

      Paris, Ch. A. Jombert, 1758, in-8, frontispice, XXXII-206-[6] pp, 21 pl. dépl, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos lisse et fleuronné, tranches rouges, Quatrième édition, la plus complète. Frontispice et 21 belles planches gravées sur cuivre, représentant les outils et les instruments du graveur ainsi que la manière de les utiliser. Célèbre ouvrage, premier manuel technique de gravure complet et détaillé, édité pour la première fois plus d'un siècle auparavant (1645) : Charles-Antoine Jombert en donna une édition augmentée en 1745, enrichie de très belles vignettes représentant des scènes d'atelier, gravées en tête de chacun des quatre chapitres, trois d'après Charles-Nicolas Cochin et la dernière d'après une estampe de Bosse ; en 1758, le même éditeur fournit la présente édition, comprenant deux planches supplémentaires relatives à la gravure en manière de crayon, ainsi que des parties sur la gravure en manière noire ("Pratique de la gravure & de l'impression qui imite les tableaux"), sur la gravure en manière de crayon et sur la façon de construire les "presses modernes". Reliure restaurée. Quelques feuillets un peu roussis, autrement bel exemplaire, agréablement relié. Cohen-Portalis, 79-80.

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        INDONESIA – WEST JAVA (JAKARTA) / SUNDA STRAITS / SOUTHEASTERN SUMATRA: [UNTITLED SEA CHART OF THE STRAITS OF SUNDA, WEST JAVA, SOUTHEASTERN SUMATRA, BANKA AND BELITUNG].

      Copper engraving (Very Good, strong engraving impression with wide blank margins, very mild staining in blank margins), full sheet: 63 x 91 cm (25 x 36 inches), platemark: 50 x 75.5 cm (19.5 x 30 inches). - London, [1758]. Very Rare - the first broadly accurate British sea chart of the Straits of Sunda, but also extending to include West Java (including Jakarta) and southeastern Sumatra, published by William Herbert in 1758. - This fine, large-format sea chart is, importantly, the first broadly accurate British sea chart of the critical maritime passage through the Sunda Straits, into the Java Sea. It was first published by William Herbert, within the first edition of his important sea atlas of oriental navigation, A New Directory of the East Indies (London, 1758), and was the most influential chart of the region during a period of remarkable expansion of British power in Asia. The chart’s scope embraces much of West Java including Batavia (Jakarta), the capital of the Dutch East India’s Company’s (VOC) massive commercial Asian empire, as well as much of southern Sumatra, including the territory of the powerful Sultanate of Palembang, with its ‘Dutch Factory’ (founded in 1619). Also featured, are the islands of ‘Banca’ (Banka), home to vast deposits of tin, and ‘Billiton’ (Belitung), the shores of which are shown to still be imprecisely known. Most importantly, the map provides an excellent rendering of the Sunda Straits, which run between Java and Sumatra, and which are one of the only two major sailing routes connecting the Indian with the Pacific Oceans though Asia (the other being the Straits of Malacca). From the British perspective, the Sunda Straits provided a major link between the ports of British India and the East India Company’s (EIC) trading base of Bencoolen (Bengkulu), in . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        L'Ami des Hommes, ou traité de la population. Nouvelle édition, augmentée d'une quatrième partie & de sommaires

      s.l. (Paris), s.n, 1758, in-4, 4 (sur 6) parties en 4 volumes, frontispice, V-[3]-192 + [6]-266 + [6]-263 + [8]-278-81 [i.e 83] pages, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièces de titre grenat, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches rouges, Les quatre premières parties de cette édition importante de L'Ami des Hommes : la quatrième partie (Précis de l'organisation, ou mémoire sur les états provinciaux) est en édition originale, les trois précédentes sont des réimpression de l'édition originale in-4 (Avignon, 1756). Sans les cinquième et sixième parties, datées de 1760. Il s'agit, à l'origine, de la première édition complète, qui contenait, dans les deux parties ici manquantes, les doctrines d'un Mirabeau fraichement "converti" à la physiocratie, ainsi que le tableau économique de Quesnay. Notre exemplaire est en revanche bien complet du frontispice de Bakley, gravé en taille-douce par Fessard. Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de Pierre Pupil, président du baillage du Bourg-Argental, avec son ex-libris armorié contrecollé sur les contreplats supérieurs. Reliures usagées, charnières usées et fragiles. Auréole pâle en pied du tome I, mouillure marginale au tome III et galeries de vers, sans atteinte au texte, rousseurs éparses. Tchemerzine, IV, 750.

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        Plan de Paris.

      1758. PASQUIER, Jacques Jean and L. DENIS. Plan Topographique et Raisonné de Paris. Ouvrage utile au Citoyen et à l'Etranger. Dédié et présenté à Monseigneur Le Duc de Chevreuse Gouverneur de Paris. Engraved throughout, and with a moderate amount of contemporary hand-colouring throughout. [6], 149, [34 pp]. Illustrated with 4 double-page folding maps, 40 full-page maps, 12 vignettes, and the armorial device of the Duc de Chevreuse. 8vo., 169 x 95 mm, bound in contemporary French mottled calf, marbled endpapers. Paris: Pasquier & Denis, 1765. |~||~||~||~||~| Second revised and substantially enlarged edition of this detailed atlas of eighteenth-century Paris, entirely engraved, with forty full-page maps that join together to make one giant map. Moreover, "this volume offers the most complete list of hôtels particuliers and hôtels garnis that is not found elsewhere" (Valentin Dufour). There is a Description abrégée de la ville de Paris relating the sites of La Cité and the University; a Description des environs de Paris, accompanied by a map of the suburbs; a further list of the Curiousités de Paris and more. This edition also contains a large folding map of the surroundings of Paris dated 1763. The work is illustrated with "delightful vignettes and culs-de-lampe which represent the monuments of Paris, populated with miniature people, very well engraved" (Portalis). With the alphabetical list of streets, colleges, and hospitals. OCLC lists copies only at Wesleyan and the Bibliotheque Nationale. Binding a little rubbed, overall an appealing copy. Valentin Dufour, Bibliographie artistique, historique et litteraire de Paris avant 1789 p. 422. Portalis-Béraldi III, 283. Unknown to Lacombe. Not in Rothschild, Graesse or Brunet.

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        Histoire naturelle, civile et ecclesiastique du Japon, Composée en Allemand par ; Et traduite en françois sur la Version Angloise de Jean_Gaspard Scheuchzer.

      - Amsterdam, Herman Uttwerf, 1758, 3 tomos, 17,5 x 10,5 cm., plena piel de época, lomos cuajados, frontis grabado + 2 h. + LXX págs. + 1 h. + 312 págs. = 4 h. + 416 págs. = 3 h. + 379 págs. + 8 h. y un total de 13 mapas grabados plegados. (Durante más de un siglo la obra de Kaempfer fue la principal fuente de conocimiento occidental de Japón, zarpó en mayo de 1690 como médico de una embajada holandesa en Japón donde permaneció dos años visitando Tokio, Nagasaki, único puerto japonés abierto a los extranjeros, Kokura, Osaka, Kyoto y la corte real en Jedo. Su obra es un relato de la historia japonesa, sus viajes, el estado político de Japón y el estado del comercio holandés allí. Contiene dos apéndices que tratan del té japonés, fabricación de papel & c.). [Contemporary mottled calf gilt. With half-titles, frontispiece & 13 folding engraved maps. Ex-Libris of Mr Maynon de Farcheville. For more than a century Kaempfer's work was the chief source of western knowledge of Japan. Kaempfer set sail in May 1690 as physician to a Dutch embassy to Japan. He stayed for two years, visiting Tokyo, Nagasaki - the only Japanese port open to foreigners - Kokura, Osaka, Kyoto and the royal court at Jedo. His work is an account of Japanese history, his travels, the political state of Japan and the state of Dutch trade there. The two appendices deal with Japanese tea, paper manufacture &c. and with a voyage made to Japan by the English in 1673. Sir Hans Sloane acquired Kaempfer's manuscripts on his death and saw to their translation. Kaempfer's The History of Japan was first published, in English, in 1727-1728]. JAPÓN ORIENTE

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        Mémoires historiques, militaires, et politiques sur les principaux evenemens arrivés dans l'Isle & Royaume de Corse, depuis le commencement de l'année 1738 jusques à la fin de l'année 1741. 2 volumes.

      A Lausane, Chez Marc-Mic Bousquet & Comp. 1758-1859 - Mémoires historiques, militaires, et politiques sur les principaux évènemens arrivés dans l'Isle & Royaume de Corse, depuis le commencement de l'année 1738 jusques à la fin de l'année 1741. Avec l'Histoire Naturelle de ce Païs-là, & diverses remarques curieuses touchant l'origine des Peuples qui l'habitent. Dédié à M. le Comte de Maillebois. Par M. Jaussin, Ancien Apoticaire Major, des Camps & Armées de S. Maj. Tres Chret. Édition originale. A Lausane, Chez Marc-Mic. Bousquet & Comp. - xxx, 591 et 604 pages. Carte manquante. Cartonnage moucheté de l'époque. Dos avec pièce de titre beige. Tranches rouges. Menus frottement. Rares rousseurs. Bon état. Format in-12°(16x10). Histoire détaillée de la révolte de Paoli contre Gènes et de la pacification de la Corse par les français. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Della Origine Delle Leggi, Delle Arti, E Delle Scienze, E Dei Loro Progressi Presso Gli Antichi Popoli... a spese di Giovanni Riccomini (3 Bde. compl.). [Tradotto dal francese di A. Y. Goguet ed A.-C. Fugère.].

      4, XXX, (2), 328 S., 3 Kupferstiche, 1 Falttaf. VIII, 326 S., 1 Falttaf. VIII, 288 S., 6 Kupferstiche, 1 Falttaf., OPerg. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild, Etwas fleckig, 3 Kanten auf jewils 4 cm Pergament durchgerieben. 1758 erschien in Paris anonym die EA dieser Zivilisationsgeschichte des Parlamentsrates Antoine-Yves Goguet (1716-1758). Goguet verfasste die erste umfassende Synthese zur Kultur- und Zivilisationsgeschichte antiker Völker. Er verarbeitete dazu eine grosse Fülle von frühneuzeitlicher Forschungen und legte grossen Wert auf ein historisch-philologisches Fundament. Das Werk wurde rasch ins Deutsche, Englische und Italienische übersetzt. (Helmut Zedelmaier: Der Anfang der Geschichte: Studien zur Ursprungsdebatte im 18. Jahrhundert)Erste ital. Uebersetzung. (Brunet II, 1647)

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        Oeuvres de theatre de M. de Marivaux

      Collective Edition, illustrated with a portrait frontispiece by Grand. Full calf iced contemporary. Back tooled raised (iron bell). Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Caps head tomes II and IV torn. Tail cap threadbare Volume I, Volume V. ditto for the lower jaw of Volume I cracked about 6 cm. Many corners bumped. This edition announces 21 pieces and actually contains 23 (hence the anarchic pagination recent volumes), this is the last published during the lifetime of the author; yet it does not contain all the parts; one published in 1732 in 2 volumes comprising the plays performed at the Hotel de Bourgogne complete edition. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Duchesne à Paris 1758 5 tomes en 5 Vol. in 12 (10x17cm) (8) 276pp. et (4) 132pp. 120 72 et 344pp. et (4) 180 108 120pp. et (4) 132 72 205-276 94pp. relié

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        Atlas Minimus, or a New Set of Pocket Maps

      First edition, second issue: same as the first issue, with the correction to the Africa map, and to the Index. Attractive copy of this rare 18th century English pocket atlas; although devoted to the World, the interest in America is evidenced by the dedication of almost a third of the maps to the continent. Gibson´s miniature atlas was an immediate success, and was reprinted several times throughout the 18th century. Provenance: Francis Gertrude Stewart -early ownership signature to recto of frontispiece and partially effaced signature to title; ownership inscription to recto of frontispiece of Mary Elizabeth Montgomery. NMM III 306 (listed under Emanuel Bowen). Phillips, 621. English Short Title Catalog, T163454 (for the 1758).

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