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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.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Karsten Buchholz]
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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

      London: Printed and Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1758. First edition. Hardcover. 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. 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)."

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

      London Printed and Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster 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. 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

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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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        Characteristics of the present political state of Great Britain.

      8vo., (4) + 256pp., wanting the half-title, contemporary calf, double ruled gilt borders to sides, ruled gilt spine with raised bands and gilt red morocco lettering piece. A fine copy.Publisher: London: A Millar,Year: 1758Edition: First edition. Higgs 1618. Kress 5763. Goldsmiths 9325. Williams I, 222.

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        Dissertation sur les Bibliotheques avec une Table Alphabétique, tant des Ouvrages publiés sous les titre de Bibliothéques, que des Catalogues imprimés de plusieurs Cabinets de France & des Pays étrangers

      3 p.l., 156, [3] pp. Small 8vo, cont. boards (rather rubbed), uncut. Paris: H. Chaubert & Herissant, 1758. [issued & bound with]: [-]. Table Alphabetique des Dictionnaires, en toutes sortes de Langues & sur toutes sortes des Sciences & d'Arts. iv, 90 pp. 8vo, uncut. Paris: H. Chaubert & Herissant, 1758. First editions, issued together, and highly interesting copies: they belonged to Charles Lenormand du Coudray (1712-89) of Orléans, one of most important collectors of books and engravings of the 18th century, who formed an important bibliographical collection. The first work, which is essentially a bibliography of bibliographies (about 750 in number), has been heavily annotated by Lenormand and bears his characteristic ownership paraphe, twice on the half-title, twice on the title, and once on the verso of the leaf of errata. His annotations serve as a record of his own collection of auction catalogues. Lenormand has underlined in red the catalogues which he already owned and has made additions in the margins, again oftentimes underlined in red as an indication that he owned the catalogue. On the verso of the errata leaf, he has also made a note about the 1776 private library catalogue of Crevenna. Laid-in at the end is a signature of note paper with a full-page list in manuscript of important catalogues for the years 1758-1763. On the rear paste-down, Lenormand comments on Hyacinthe Théodore Baron's well-known collection of bibliography and goes on to write (in rough trans.): "The collection which I possess of this kind also merits the attention of fanciers of these curiosities. In fact, as of today, 11 July 1771, I have actually brought together 312 volumes including catalogues of libraries and collections of curiosities, not including catalogues of booksellers' stocks, and what in particular recommends this collection is that almost all these catalogues are with the prices at which the items were sold." We have just begun to suggest the interest of these annotations. The second title is, according to Besterman, the first bibliography of dictionaries, listing about 1000 titles. Very good copies from the library of Bernard H. Breslauer. With half-title and errata leaf in first work. ❧ For Lenormand du Coudray: Lugt, p. 308. Besterman 783-84 & 4806. Peignot, pp. 38-39 & 251.

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        A voyage to South America: describing at large the Spanish cities, towns, provincies, &c. on that extensive continent. Interspersed throughout with reflections on the genius, customs, manners, and trade of the inhabitants; together with the natural history of the country. And an account of their gold and silver mines. Undertaken by command of his Majesty the King of Spain, by Don George Juan, and Don Antonio de Ulloa

      Dublin: William Williamson, 1758. First Dublin edition (the first English edition was printed in London earlier the same year), 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xviii, [19]-378; [4], [9]-356; 5 engraved plates (3 folding); contemporary full calf recased and rebacked in modern calf of slightly varying color, gilt lettered direct on spine; the rebacking not brilliant, but not unsightly either; very good and sound. Early bookplate of the German Society of Philadelphia. A translation of Ulloa's Relacion historica del viage a la America Meridional ... Madrid, 1743 recounting the French scientific expedition from the perspective of Ulloa, a Spanish sailor who accompanied them on the mission. "The end result was a fund of important scientific observations in various fields, as well as the knowledge that the earth was not perfectly spherical, but flattened at the poles" (Hill). Sabin 36873; this edition not in Hill, Pacific Voyages.

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        Apologia delle memorie antiche di Rovereto di Girolamo Tartarotti Serbati. S'aggiunge un'appendice di documenti non piu stampati, con annnotazioni del medesimo.

      In Lucca, 1758. [8] p., 346 p., [4] p., 25 cm, cart. coevo con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Bell'esemplare, con larghi margini, edizione non comune.

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        Die vormahls in ihrem Flor stehende nunmehro aber in Ruin und Asche liegende Königl. Pohlnische und Churfürstl. Sächsische Sechs-Stadt Zittau in der Ober-Lausitz, in XXI. Kupffer-Platten nebst einer kurtzen Beschreibung, worinnen sowohl der ehemalige als der itzige Zustand der Gantzen Stadt nach dem Grundrisse als Prospecte, benebst den Haupt-Gebäuden, als auch der großen Orgel vorgestellt ist.

      gedruckt bei Johann Gottlieb Nicolai, Zittau 1758 - 9 Bl. Pappband der Zeit mit Lederrücken. Mit 21 Kupferstichen. Die sehr seltene Kupferstichfolge zeigt neben einem kurzen Einführungstext in 24 Ansichten die Stadt Zittau vor und nach der Beschießung durch die Österreicher, darunter auch eine Ansicht der erst wenige Jahrzehnte zuvor eingeweihten und ebenfalls zerstörten Silbermann-Orgel. Sie stellt ein einmaliges Zeitdokument dar. - Die Blätter etwas gebräunt und gering fleckig, jeweils mit Mittelfalte, Blatt 8 etwas stärker fleckig. Blatt 9 (Orgelpprospekt) stärker gebräunt und leicht fleckig, an den Rändern und der Mittelfalte leicht beschädigt bei geringem Bildverlust. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar mit dem oft fehlenden Orgelprospekt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wohlbewährtes Garten-Buch, worinnen nicht nur von vielen seltenen Geheimnissen sondern auch von den Pflanzen, Blumen, und andern Garten-Gewächsen, auch der Baum-Zucht von allerhand ordinären, wie auch besonderes von Zwerg-Bäumen nützliche Anzeige und gründliche Nachricht ertheilet wird von Isodorus Antophilus. Aus dem franzósischen übersetzt, und mit Kupfern versehen.

      Luzern und Strassburg, gedruckt auf Kosten guter Freunde, 1758. 8vo (18.0 x 11.2 cm). Engraved frontispiece, title in red and black. [iv], 370, [vi] pp. Eight engraved plates with 12 figures. Chapters with woodcut vignettes. Original wooden panel with paper cover. Printed label on the spine.= This nice, rare book deals with trees in particular. The frontispiece shows a gardener cutting a tree in a pot with a lovely view of a castle with gardens. It also contains a six-page list of tulip names. It is not mentioned by any botanical compiler (Nissen, Pritzler, Stafleu & Cowan, etc.). The Cat. BM(NH) (p. 52) lists "Anthophilo (Christian) [ Pseud.?] Deliciae hortensis ... Vermehrt ...", and refers to a work by J. G. Mueller, published in 1675 under a different title, and in 1709-1710, with another edition in 1734 (p. 1369). The present edition, with the name Isodorus instead of Christian, and an entirely different pagination, may be based on any of these predecessors, which are all rare. The frontispiece clearly dates from the mid-18th century. A French edition, indicated in the title, is unknown. Uncut. Covers worn, binding weak. A faint dampstain to the title page right margin; a few small wormholes in the rear board and last text pages, otherwise a very good copy. Of this work, OCLC reports only four copies: two in German libraries, one in France, one in the U.S.A. Very rare.

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        An Account of Two Missionary Voyages by the Appointment of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. The one to New Jersey in North America, the other from America to the Coast of Guiney

      London: Benjamin Dod, 1758. London: Benjamin Dod, 1758. First Edition. Octavo. [iv], 87 pp. Bound in marbled paper covers with label.Some browning to title page and last leaf, otherwise a very good and bright copy. "Thompson's account of his proselytizing efforts in the American colonies and along the west coast of Africa on behalf of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. He was the first Anglican missionary to Africa, and two decades later wrote a defence of the slave trade at the behest of the S.P.G., which was active in the trade" (Christies). "Thompson published in 1758 An Account of Two Missionary Voyages, a lively narrative of his experiences. Then, when the abolition campaign began, he seems to have been asked by his former employers to write in their defence. As he had been for five years the employee of a company which was principally concerned with trading in slaves, and had associated in an always perfectly amicable way with their African suppliers and customers, it need be no surprise that he was ready to publish, in 1772, a thirty-one page pamphlet, The African trade for negro slaves shown to be consistent with principles of humanity and with the laws of revealed religion. He drew on the Bible to justify slavery, and also on African practice, remarking that: 'The customs of the blacks are many of them good rules of policy, such as would not disgrace a more regular constitution' (Thompson, The African Trade, 25). His pamphlet elicited a few pages of angry retort from Granville Sharp, beginning: 'For shame, Mr Thompson!' (Sharp, 29), incorporated in his The Just Limitation of Slavery (1776)" (Oxford DNB); Howes T203; Howgego F59; Sabin 95529.. Very Good.

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        Considerations on the Question, Whether Tenants by Copy of Court Roll According to The Custom of the Manor, Though not at the Will of the Lord, Are Freeholders Qualified to Vote in Elections for Knights of the Shire. Eller 232; Lauechli 541

      London: Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose in Pater-noster-Row, 1758. Modern 1/4 sheep over marbled boards, some browning, else a crisp copy, with Blackstone's name added in ink on the title; the Taussig copy First edition of the work evidencing "Blackstone's remarkable talent for clear, concise, fluent and methodical analysis of complex subject-matter", including (in Blackstone's opening account) a "true theory and genuine principles of liberty

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        Essai sur l'histoire naturelle de la mer Adriatique par le docteur Vitaliano Donati, avec une lettre du docteur Leonard Sesler, sur une nouvelle espece de plante terrestre, traduit de l'Italien (unito a:) Essai sur l'histoire naturelle des corallines, et d'autres productions marines du même genre, qu'on trouve communement sur les cotes de la Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande; auquel on a joint une description d'un grand polype de mer, pris auprès du Pole Arctique, par des pêcheurs de baleine, pendant l'eté de 1753. Par Jean Ellis . Traduit de l'anglois

      A La Haye: chez Pierre de Hondt, 1758. A La Haye : chez Pierre de Hondt, 1756 - In-4 (2) III (1) 73 (5) XI c. (di tav.). Red printed firstpage. XVI 125 (3) (1) XXXIX c. (carte di tav. incise, 5 ripiegate). Full leather. ELLIS, JOHN (1710?–1776), naturalist, whom Linnæus termed a 'bright star of natural history' and 'the main support of natural history in England,' was born in Ireland about 1710. This is admitted by Sir J. E. Smith (Linnæan Correspondence, i. 79), in correction of his previous statement in Rees's 'Encyclopædia' that Ellis was a native of London. Ellis was in business as a merchant in London, with, it is stated, but little success, until in 1764 he obtained the appointment of agent for West Florida, to which was added in 1770 the agency for Dominica. This brought him many correspondents, and he used his opportunities to import various American seeds. In 1754 he became a fellow of the Royal Society, and in the following year established his reputation as one of the most acute observers of his time by the publication of 'An Essay towards the Natural History of the Corallines,' London, 4to. This work was translated into French in the following year; and though his views were opposed by Dr. Job Baster and but imperfectly comprehended by Linnæus, he established by it the animal nature of this group of organisms. In 1768 the Copley medal of the Royal Society was awarded to Ellis for these researches. In 1770 he published 'Directions for bringing over Seeds and Plants from the East Indies. To which is added the figure and description of a new sensitive plant called Dionæa muscipula,' in which he accurately describes the mechanism of what we now know to be an insectivorous plant. In the fifty-first volume of the 'Philosophical Transactions' he described the new genera Halesia and Gardenia, and in the sixtieth volume the genus Gordonia, on which a letter to Linnæus was published, with one to Aiton on a new species of Illicium in 1771. These were followed in 1774 and 1775 by descriptions of the coffee-tree, the mangostan, and the breadfruit, all alike marked by that thoroughness from which it has happened that none of his genera have been superseded. This fate, however, having befallen one dedicated to him by Dr. Patrick Browne, Linnæus named a group of boraginaceous plants Ellisia in his honour. Various papers by him in the 'Philosophical Transactions' are supplementary to his 'Natural History of Corallines,' his first collection of which animals was placed in the British Museum; but much matter which he had collected was published by his friend Solander after his death as 'The Natural History of many uncommon Zoophytes collected by John Ellis, arranged and described by D.C. Solander,' London, 1786. Ellis died in London, 15 Oct. 1776, leaving a daughter, Martha, afterwards Mrs. Alexander Watt, by whom her father's correspondence was entrusted to Sir J. E. Smith. [Rees; Linnæan Correspondence, i. 79; Nichols's Lit. Anecd. ix. 531; London's Arboretum Britannicum, p. 70.] 18mo secolo

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