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        The Nature and Qualities of Bristol-Water: Illustrated by Experiments and Observations, with Practical Reflections on Bath-Waters, Occasionally interspersed

      Bristol: Printed by E. Farley and Son, in Small-street; and sold by W. Owen, at Homer's-Head, Temple Bar, London; W. Frederick, in Bath, 1758 - Sutherland's book is in part a refutation of George Randolph's Enquiry into the Medicinal Virtues of Bristol-Water (1745) First edition. 8vo. 153 pp. Late nineteenth-century polished spattered calf, spine gilt, by Bumpus. Old tear across inner portion of title repaired. Some traces of rubbing to extremities. Near fine. NLM (18th cent.) p. 439; ESTC T39686 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Apologie de Louis XIV et de son Conseil, sur la revocation de l'Edit de Nantes

      N.p., 1758. 1st edition. Caveirac, Jean Novi de. Apologie de Louis XIV et de son Conseil, sur la revocation de l'Edit de Nantes. 8vo. [2], vi, [4], 565, [1], lxiiipp. 200 x 125mm. Contemporary calf, gilt spine, rubbed. Minor worming in front cover & firstleaves, a little browning & foxing but a very good copy. Contemporary notation on title, stamp of Society of Jesus on flyleaf, & booklabel. FIRST EDITION. This famous defense of intolerance offered some very interesting observations on demography in its analysis of the political causes and effects of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre and expulsion of Protestants from France. At the time of writing the issue of tolerance had come up again, and Caveirac's work made a considerable stir. The author of the N.B.G. article on him compared it to Naude's work of similar title on science and magic. Sauvy, 'Quelques demographes ignore du XVIIIe siecle,' in Spengler, Economie et population. Les doctrines francaises avant 1800. De Bude a Condorcet (transl.of his French predecessors of Malthus;1954) 362-68. INED 3400 bis. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths or Einaudi.

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        The British Architect: Or, The Builder's Treasury of Stair-Cases

      London: Printed for and sold by the Author, near the George in Portland Street, Cavendish Square; by Mr. Meadows...Messrs Hitch and Hawes...and H. Piers and Partner..., 1758. Third edition . Folio, quarter calf and marbled paper-covered boards. Very Good. Sympathetic older rebacking, hinges mended; paper covered boards worn at extremties. Bookplate, contemporary signatures on front and rear endleaves. Mild toning to leaves, an occasional small dampstain in the margins, gutter darkened, some finger-soiling. Swan was successful enough as a carpenter and joiner to afford publication of his works at his own expense.The British Architect is the most successful and handsomest of his books. Its large-scale details were useful for drawing and working from. This book later became the first architecture book published in America, in 1775 (Harris and Savage, 862).

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        Index Liborum Prohibitorum SSmi D. N. Benedicti XIV Pontificis Maximi Jussu Recognitus, atque ediyus

      LEATHER_BOUND. Rare Vellum Bound, antiquarian book - some soiling and wear to boards - bumping to corners, small tear to top of hinge between front board and spine, remaining well appointed - no noticed inscriptions to front blank pages - light age toning well bound, very presentable and readable throughout. . Very Good. 1758.

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        The Nature and Qualities of Bristol-Water: Illustrated by Experiments and Observations, with Practical Reflections on Bath-Waters, Occasionally interspersed

      Bristol: Printed by E. Farley and Son in Small street; and sold by W. Owen at Homer's Head Temple Bar London; W. Frederi Bristol: Printed by E. Farley and Son, in Small-street; and sold by W. Owen, at Homer's-Head, Temple Bar, London; W. Frederick, in Bath, 1758. First edition. 8vo. 153 pp. Late nineteenth-century polished spattered calf, spine gilt, by Bumpus. Old tear across inner portion of title repaired. Some traces of rubbing to extremities. Near fine. NLM (18th cent.) p. 439; ESTC T39686 . Sutherland's book is in part a refutation of George Randolph's Enquiry into the Medicinal Virtues of Bristol-Water (1745)

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        Histoire et Commerce des Antilles Angloises. Où l'on trouve l'État actual de leur Population & quelques Détails sur le Commerce de Contrebande des Anglois avec les Espagnols dans le Nouveau Monde. On y a joint l'Histoire des Loix Principales qui concernent les Colonies Angloises établies tant dans les Isles, que sur le Continent de l'Amérique.

      [Paris]: no publisher, 1758 - Octavo (165 × 98 mm) Contemporary mottled calf, red morocco label, floral devices gilt in the compartments, edges stained red, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed, particularly at the corners and joints, upper joint starting, but firm, short split to fold on the map, light browning, the occasional spot of foxing. Folding map, double-page table of sugar exports, half-title bound in. First edition. This uncommon volume was the supplement to the author's Histoire et Commerce des Colonies Angloises dans l'Amerique of 1754. Butel-Dumont was a "follower of Montesquieu's methods", and a "member of the circle of economists and administrators around Vincent Gournay, France's intendant of commerce from 1751 to 1758" (Cheney, Revolutionary Commerce, p. 103). He attributed Britain's "strength and opulence" to the possession of her colonies, and his "vision and method went well beyond comparing the social and natural statistics relating to these colonies", adding "lengthy details on the principal laws, which generally concern the English colonies in the new world to elaborate the spirit of these laws and to make know the good and evil effects that they have produced" (author's advertisement pp. vii-viii), giving full credit to the importance of Montesquieu's work on "the great art of legislation" in drawing attention to how "the 'economical views' of different states were accomplished through 'interior administration'" (Cheney, p. 105). Higgs, 1745; INED, 883 ;Sabin 9602, calling, incorrectly for 2 maps.

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        Histoire et Commerce des Antilles Angloises

      [Paris]: no publisher,, 1758. Où l'on trouve l'État actual de leur Population & quelques Détails sur le Commerce de Contrebande des Anglois avec les Espagnols dans le Nouveau Monde. On y a joint l'Histoire des Loix Principales qui concernent les Colonies Angloises établies tant dans les Isles, que sur le Continent de l'Amérique. Octavo (165 × 98 mm) Contemporary mottled calf, red morocco label, floral devices gilt in the compartments, edges stained red, marbled endpapers. Folding map, double-page table of sugar exports, half-title bound in. A little rubbed, particularly at the corners and joints, upper joint starting, but firm, short split to fold on the map, light browning, the occasional spot of foxing. First edition. This uncommon volume was the supplement to the author's Histoire et Commerce des Colonies Angloises dans l'Amerique ... of 1754. Butel-Dumont was a "follower of Montesquieu's methods", and a "member of the circle of economists and administrators around Vincent Gournay, France's intendant of commerce from 1751 to 1758" (Cheney, Revolutionary Commerce, p. 103). He attributed Britain's "strength and opulence" to the possession of her colonies, and his "vision and method went well beyond comparing the social and natural statistics relating to these colonies", adding "lengthy details on the principal laws, which generally concern the English colonies in the new world ... to elaborate the spirit of these laws and to make know the good and evil effects that they have produced" (author's advertisement pp. vii-viii), giving full credit to the importance of Montesquieu's work on "the great art of legislation" in drawing attention to how "the 'economical views' of different states were accomplished through 'interior administration'" (Cheney, p. 105).

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        Bibliotheque Portative des Peres de L'Eglise. In nine volumes

      67 - Paris - Lottin, 1758 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of thisFrench workcharting the history of the founding fathers of the Catholic Church. First Edition. In the original bindings. Spine labels could be removed with care. 'Bibliothque portative des Pres de l'glise; o, sur chaque Pre, on expose, I. L'Histoire abrge de sa vie; II. L'analyse de ses principaux ouvrages; III. Le prcis de sa doctrine; IV. Quelques sentences tires de ses crits. 'Portable library of the Fathers of the Church where, on each Father, exposing, I. The short history of his life; II. The analysis of his major works; III. The precise doctrine; IV. A few sentences from his writings'. Complete in nine volumes. Containsdecorative head and tailpieces. With the monastic bookplates of St. Augustine's Monastery, Ramsgate, to front pastedowns of each volume. Pierre-Joseph Tricalet was formerly Director of the Seminary of St. Nicholas du Chardonnet, Paris. Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet is a Roman Catholic church in the centre of Paris, located in the 5th arrondissement. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Joints of Volume IX are cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just the odd spot or mark. Some slight tidemarks to the upper margins of the pagesof several volumes. Ex Monastery library set with library labels to the front pastedowns and spines. Ink inscription to rear free endpaper of Volume IX. Overall: GOOD..

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        Opera - Cum Delectu Commentariorum

      Genevae (Geneva): Fratres Cramer, 1758. Nine volumes complete - Volume One - xxx, 656pp; Volume Two - 674pp; Volume Three - 711pp, [1]; Volume Four - 683pp, [1]; Volume Five - 687pp, [1]; Volume Six - 677pp, [1]; Volume Seven - 656pp, [4]; Volume Eight - 667pp, [1] and Volume Nine - 364pp, 303pp, [1]. Contemporary uniform full sprinkled calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, title label to second panel, volume number to third, remainder with gilt floral spray to centre, with leafy stem to corners. Three title labels absent, those that remain are chipped, gilt to spines largely rubbed away, some chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and worn, some joints slightly split, but most not and all holding well, rubbed to extremities, one or two minor scrapes. Internally lightly browned throughout, occasionally a little heavier, title page to volume two grubby, bottom corner missing from Xx4 in volume five (not affecting text), volume nine lacks the list of subscribers (seemingly never bound in). Each volume has a previous owners name to ffep (usually quite large and in pen). Title to volume one in red and black. Dibdin notes that this edition is "printed in a handsome and creditable manner ... no reason to to complain of imperfection of type or inaccuracy of text", Dibdin I:405; Moss I:208, "well printed and rare"; Schweiger I:108; Brunet II:11-12; Harwood 162. Third Edition. Full Calf. Good. 4to.

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        Mémoires de la ligue, contenant les évenemens les plus remarquables depuis 1576, jusqu'à la Paix accordée entre le Roi de France & le Roi d'Espagne, en 1598. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, & augmentée de Notes critiques & historiques. 6 Bände.

      Arkstée & Merkus, Amsterdam 1758 - 4to (26 x 20 cm). Mit zahlr. Holzschn.-Vignetten. Zusammen über 4000 S. Ldr. d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden m. dekorativer Rückengoldprägung u. rotem u. grünem RSchild. sowie Stehkantenvergoldung. Rotschnitt. Apologie des Protestantismus u. reiches historisches Werk des Humanisten u. Theologen Simon Goulart (1543-1628). - Dekorative Bände aus einer englischen Adelsbibliothek mit Wapppenexlibris im Innendeckel. Einbände gering berieben m. winzigen Fehlstellen oben u. unten am Rücken, Wenige S. m. leichten Wasserrändern oder Flecken im Rande, sonst sauber u. von sehr guter Erhaltung. gr.

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        ständer församlade wid riksdagen år 1760.

      En wördsam föreställning uti et omständeligit swar på de oförgripelige påminnelser, som uti Stockholms Post-tidningar, den 25 september 1758, kundgjorde blifwit, wara af trycket utkomne, wid de under sidstledne riksdag til Riksens höglofliga ständer aflemnade trenne skrifter om Rättegångars förminskning, lag, domare och folk, samt En rättskaffens fri- och säkerhet. Af en deras ledamot och ödmjukaste tjenare. Stockholm, Lorents Ludv. Grefing, 1759. 4:o. (32),+ 272, 265-690 s. Lagerfläckigt titelblad, små papperslagningar sid. 289-290 och sista bladet, liten fuktrand i nedre hörn sid. 623-635, stor men svag dito sista 20 sidorna. Samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och röd titeletikett samt rester av pappersetikett, stänksnitt. Från Stockholms Stads Arkivs bibliotek, med dess stämpel på titelsidan, samt utgallringsstämpel. Bring, Riksdagshandlingar s. 53. Trots regeringens bemödande om att Nordencrantz bok skulle underkastas sekreta utskottets censur, beslöt ständerna att hela upplagan - 1000 exemplar- skulle utdelas till dem. Den viktiga författningsdebatten rörande ämbetsmannavälde och ståndsprivilegier hade inletts redan på 1755-56 års riksdag. Den nådde dock sin höjdpunkt under 1760-års riksdag. Inför denna sammanställde Anders Nordencrantz 1759 i detta verk sina ståndpunkter och krav

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        THE GREAT CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE OF ORIGINAL SIN DEFENDED; EVIDENCE OF ITS TRUTH PRODUCED, AND ARGUMENTS TO THE CONTRARY ANSWERED

      Boston: S. Kneeland, 1758. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, rebound in half-leather with the buttressed spine and leather edges lined in gilt and the red leather label to the spine lettered in gilt; the great theologian and evangelic preacher's treatise on the Christian doctrine of Original Sin, published posthumously published. One of the great intellectuals of his day, Edwards played a critical role in the first Great Awakening of the 1730s and 40s. First edition copies of this important work are quite scarce. A Fine copy. QUITE SCARCE.

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        A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757 [Part I of Political and Satyrical History] in a Series of Seventy-Five Humorous and Entertaining Prints

      London: E. Morris. 1758. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. First edition [1758]. Part one, covering 1756 & 1757 (part II contains later years). Contains 70 of the 75 plates, with plates 19-23 absent (appear never bound in) and an old, expert repair to a hole in plate 5. Approximately 5.75 inches tall, three quarter calf over brown boards, gilt lettered black spine label, raised spine bands, fifteen pages of text plus plates. Unidentified armorial bookplate by Perkins & Heath on front pastedown. Covers worn, remains of old label near lower portion of spine, tiny surface split to front joint but cover very secure, spine head chipped, plates generally very good with the aforenoted repair plus a few darkened spots on plates 1 and 2.

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        DE L'ORIGINE DES LOIX, DES ARTS, ET DES SCIENCES, ET DE LEURS PROGRES CHEZ LES ANCIENS PEUPLES.

      Desaint et Saillant., Paris. 1758 - 3 Vols. En el vol. 3 marcas de polilla. Enc. Pasta española. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN FRANCES

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        De l'Esprit

      Paris, Durand, 1758. 1758 Edizione originale, in seconda tiratura, la prima in commercio. L'opera venne infatti censurata, dapprima da Malesherbes, e poi dal clero e dal parlamento. In 4°, c.nn. 2, p. XXII,643(1). Seguono 4 pagine di "Annonces, affiches, et avis divers", 38° foglio del settimanale parigino. Ottimo esemplare legato in pelle coeva con nervature, titoli e fregi in oro al dorso (piccola mancanza alla cuffia superiore). Tagli rossi. (Barbier, II, 178-179).

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        L'Esprit des ordonnances de Louis XIV. Ouvrage où l'on a réuni la théorie et la pratique des ordonnances. 2 Bände.

      Samson, Paris 1758 - 4to (25,5 x 19 cm). Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 5 Bl., 678 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bl., 656 S. Ldr. d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden m. dekorativer Rückenvergoldung u. Stehkantenfileten. Rotschnitt. Tome premier, contenant l'Ordonnance de 1667, celle de 1669, & l'Edit de 1669, servant de Réglement pour les Epices & Vacations. Ensemble les Formules des Actes de Procédure, relatifs à chaque Titre desdites Ordonnances. Tome second, contenant l'Ordonnance Criminelle de 1670, l'Ordonnance du Commerce de 1673, & l'Edit de 1695 sur la Jurisdiction Ecclésiastique. - Supralibros "Landsperg." Kritzeleien auf Deckeln von Band 1 (unauffällig). Sehr schöne, wohlerhaltene und bis auf ganz vereinzelte kl. Fleckchen innen saubere Bände. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Géographie universelle, exposée dans les differentes méthodes qui peuvent abréger l'étude & faciliter l'usage de sette science. Avec . un traité de la sphère. 8. Aufl. 2 Bände in 1 Band.

      Pierre-Francois Giffart 1758-1759, Paris - 8vo. Mit 18 gestoch. Faltkarten. XXIV, 404 S., 2 Bl.; 4 Bl., 87 S. Ganzldr. d. Zeit m. Rückenvergold. u. Rsch. auf 5 Bünden. Mit einer Weltkarte, den Karten der Kontinente, Karten der Länder Europas etc. - An den Ecken leicht bestoßen, am Rücken minimal berieben. Altes Wappenexlibris auf Deckelinnenseite. Tintenschrift auf w. Bl. vor Titel. Unauffällige Klebestreifen auf 2 Kt., einem Bl. u. Vorsatz. Kl. Wurmgänge im zweiten Teil u. am hinteren Vorsatz stören nicht. Schönes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. gr.

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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 Book. Very Good. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. London: Benjamin Dod, 1758. First Edition. Octavo. [iv], 87 pp. Later brown full calf. A very good 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..

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church WITH The Psalter or the Psalms of David

      Oxford: Thomas Baskett, 1758. Common Prayer and Psalms - a-b8, A-Aa8, Bb4; A-H8. Full contemporary dark blue morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, each panel quartered with small flower, star and feather tools, covers with dog tooth roll border, with an inner frame made up of differing circular tools bordering another inner frame made up of various crown tools, with fleur-de-lis corner pieces, gilt roll to inner edges, a.e.g., with combed marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to covers and extremities, corners bumped, spine slightly dulled. Some light browning internally, with a few pages worn and very slightly chipped, occasional minor spotting. Attractive morocco book label to front pastedown. The Psalms are by Sternhold and Hopkins, published in London, 1760. Not in Griffiths, Estc T182596 (only three locations worldwide, all in the UK - though the Estc copy has plates, these almost certainly sold separately and bound in). Reprint. Full Morocco. Good+. 8vo.

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        Tanzai Et Neadarne : Histoire Japonoise, Tome Premier

      France : Perkin, 1758. 1st Edition. Description: 139 p. : ill. ; 14 cm. Subjects: Japan --History. Very good copy in the original, full tree calf with elaborate floral, gilt-blocked spine tooling and a contrasting dark, gilt-blocked leather label. Bands and panel edges somewhat toned and dulled as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Additional scans and bibliographic detail on request.

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        The book of nature; or, the history of insects

      Seyffert, London 1758 - Swammerdam, Jan (1637-80). The book of nature; or, the history of insects. . . . With the life of the author, by Herman Boerhaave. Translated from the Dutch and Latin original edition, by Thomas Flloyd. Revised and improved by notes from Reaumur and others by John Hill, M.D. 2 parts in 1, folio. [6], xx, [6], 236; 153, lxiii, [12]pp. 53 engraved plates, a few by Swammerdam. London: C. G. Seyffert, 1758. 440 x 274 mm. (uncut). Quarter calf, marbled boards in period style. Edges a bit frayed, light toning, but very good.First Edition in English. See Dibner 191. Despite a scientific career that lasted only a dozen years, Swammerdam was one of the outstanding comparative anatomists of the seventeenth century. His most remarkable work was in the field of insect anatomy, which he undertook in order to disprove Aristotle’s claims that insects lack internal anatomy, develop by metamorphosis (sudden and complete transformation) and arise from spontaneous generation. By refining his techniques of microdissection and injection to the point where he could use them on the smallest and most delicate anatomical parts, Swammerdam was able to illustrate for the first time the complex internal structures of insects, including their reproductive organs; and to demonstrate the gradual development of an insect’s adult form throughout all its larval stages. These observations are "indubitably the foundation of our modern knowledge of the structure, metamorphosis and classification of insects" (Cole, p. 285). In addition, Swammerdam performed valuable investigations of crustaceans, mollusks and frogs, and was the first to prove experimentally that muscles do not increase in bulk when contracted via nerve stimulation. The Biblia natura, Swammerdam’s major work, was published fifty-seven years after his death by Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738), who assembled it from unpublished manuscript materials integrated with a slightly revised version of Swammerdam’s Historia insectorum generalis (1669). Boerhaave’s biography of the author, which prefaces the work, remains the chief published source of information about Swammerdam’s life. The English translation of Biblia natura was prepared by the physician John Hill (1716?-75), author of several botanical treatises (including the monumental Vegetable System [1759-75]) and a host of miscellaneous works. Brazier, Neurophysiology in the 17th and 18th Centuries, pp. 40-45. Cole, History of Comparative Anatomy, pp. 270-305; Library of Early Medicine & Zoology, 731. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage aux Indes Orientales

      A Londres [Paris]: et se trouve a Lille, chez la Veuve Pancoucke. A Paris, chez Desaint & Saillant … Michel Lambert,, 1758. Traduit de l'Anglois par M. Hernandez, l'un des Auteurs du Journal Étranger. Octavo (166 × 96 mm) Contemporary streaked calf, tan morocco label, raised bands with gilt reeding, compartments gilt with penels enclosing a floaral tool, edges stained red, marbled endpapers. Housed in a neat tan cloth drop-back box. Half-title bound in. Somewhat worn, stripping from the boards, upper joint cracking but sound, erosion at the corners and edges, particularly the lower rear, with some minor loss to the lower fore-corner of the rear endpapers and last few leaves, text unaffected, light toning to the text, but overall a very good, honest copy in unrestored contemporary condition. First French edition, one year after the first London. An extremely interesting account of India in the mid-eighteenth century; "a compendium of observations on both English and Indian cultures … the declining power of the Mughal government, and its replacement with English measures. A plethora of observations on subjects such as trade, fortifications, public buildings, and relations with the French" (Riddick) these last probably accounting for its rapid translation. Born in 1732, the son of an immigrant Swiss jeweller; "After taking a course in writing and merchants' accounts at J. Bland's academy in Bishopsgate, Grose was elected a writer in the East India Company in November 1749 and arrived to serve in the Bombay presidency in August 1750. He was advanced to deputy secretary early in 1753, but his career ended soon after, when he was dismissed the service and sent home, 'having been deprived of his senses for some months past, and there being no hope of his recovery'" (ODNB). His life thereafter was somewhat rackety, running through his inheritance in his father's lifetime and being forced by debt to flee to France where he lived for four years. "His mother's death brought another inheritance (though vested in two of his brothers), [when] he returned to England in 1774, but only after being imprisoned for attempting to travel without a passport and badly injuring one of those arresting him. No later reference to him has been found." The editing, and augmentation, of this work for publication has recently been shown to be the work of John Cleland. In his "avertissement" the translator, Philippe Hernandez, remarks that Grose had been "plus … aidé" [greatly assisted] by "M. Cl.", "homme célébre en Angleterre par ses productions, son style & son gout" [famous in England his works, style and taste]. Circumstantially this identification of Cleland as "a key collaborator or perhaps the text's ghostwriter"could be seen as being confirmed by the fact that Hernandez was one of the editors of the Journal Étranger in which excerpts of Fanny Hill had been published in 1755. Further hard evidence has been traced by Hal Gladfelder, who publishes a letter sent by Cleland to his lawyer in 1757 asking him to obtain "some papers relating to" the East Indies, as a "Mr. Grose of Richmond" has "appl[ied] to me for some materials towards a treatise" on the subject (Fanny Hill in Bombay: The Making and Unmaking of John Cleland, pp34-5). He also identifies a great deal of "material that echoes his preoccupations and experience": his etymological researches; his interest in the political effects of trade; "the extended accounts of Mogul seraglios and the dancing girls of Surat [which] are akin to passages in the Coxcomb and the Dictionary of Love" (p35); together with a somewhat malicious story relating to a sea captain, William Boag, with whom Cleland had tangled previously, which could have no other source. Represents Cleland's only writing on his time in India.An interesting edition of an important text with typically tangled eighteenth-century origins.

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        Voyage aux Indes Orientales. Traduit de l'Anglois par M. Hernandez, l'un des Auteurs du Journal Étranger.

      A Londres [Paris]: et se trouve a Lille, chez la Veuve Pancoucke. A Paris, chez Desaint & Saillant Michel Lambert, 1758 - Octavo (166 × 96 mm) Contemporary streaked calf, tan morocco label, raised bands with gilt reeding, compartments gilt with penels enclosing a floaral tool, edges stained red, marbled endpapers. Housed in a neat tan cloth drop-back box. Somewhat worn, stripping from the boards, upper joint cracking but sound, erosion at the corners and edges, particularly the lower rear, with some minor loss to the lower fore-corner of the rear endpapers and last few leaves, text unaffected, light toning to the text, but overall a very good, honest copy in unrestored contemporary condition. Half-title bound in. First French edition, one year after the first London. An extremely interesting account of India in the mid-eighteenth century; "a compendium of observations on both English and Indian cultures the declining power of the Mughal government, and its replacement with English measures. A plethora of observations on subjects such as trade, fortifications, public buildings, and relations with the French" (Riddick) these last probably accounting for its rapid translation. Born in 1732, the son of an immigrant Swiss jeweller; "After taking a course in writing and merchants' accounts at J. Bland's academy in Bishopsgate, Grose was elected a writer in the East India Company in November 1749 and arrived to serve in the Bombay presidency in August 1750. He was advanced to deputy secretary early in 1753, but his career ended soon after, when he was dismissed the service and sent home, 'having been deprived of his senses for some months past, and there being no hope of his recovery'" (ODNB). His life thereafter was somewhat rackety, running through his inheritance in his father's lifetime and being forced by debt to flee to France where he lived for four years. "His mother's death brought another inheritance (though vested in two of his brothers), [when] he returned to England in 1774, but only after being imprisoned for attempting to travel without a passport and badly injuring one of those arresting him. No later reference to him has been found." The editing, and augmentation, of this work for publication has recently been shown to be the work of John Cleland. In his "avertissement" the translator, Philippe Hernandez, remarks that Grose had been "plus aidé" [greatly assisted] by "M. Cl.", "homme célébre en Angleterre par ses productions, son style & son gout" [famous in England his works, style and taste]. Circumstantially this identification of Cleland as "a key collaborator or perhaps the text's ghostwriter"could be seen as being confirmed by the fact that Hernandez was one of the editors of the Journal Étranger in which excerpts of Fanny Hill had been published in 1755. Further hard evidence has been traced by Hal Gladfelder, who publishes a letter sent by Cleland to his lawyer in 1757 asking him to obtain "some papers relating to" the East Indies, as a "Mr. Grose of Richmond" has "appl[ied] to me for some materials towards a treatise" on the subject (Fanny Hill in Bombay: The Making and Unmaking of John Cleland, pp34-5). He also identifies a great deal of "material that echoes his preoccupations and experience": his etymological researches; his interest in the political effects of trade; "the extended accounts of Mogul seraglios and the dancing girls of Surat [which] are akin to passages in the Coxcomb and the Dictionary of Love" (p35); together with a somewhat malicious story relating to a sea captain, William Boag, with whom Cleland had tangled previously, which could have no other source. Represents Cleland's only writing on his time in India.An interesting edition of an important text with typically tangled eighteenth-century origins. NMM, I, 447 for the 1772 edition; Riddick, Glimpses 11 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Natural History of Cornwall. The Air, Climate, Waters, Rivers, Lakes, Sea and Tides; of the Stones, Semimetals, Metals, Tin, and the Manner of Mining; the Constitution of the Stannaries; Iron, Copper, Silver, Lead, and Gold, Found in Cornwall. Vegetab

      Oxford: Printed for the Author; by W. Jackson, 1758.. First Ed. Very Good. Folio. Book xix; 326; (i)(errata); (i)(directions for placing the plates) pages. Gilt marbled page edges. Large folding county map, 28 full-page copper engraved plates. Light damp mark to the fore-margin of final few pages, barely noticeable. Contemporary full red crushed morocco by Kalthoeber with the binder's ticket. With the bookplate of Thomas Curtis. An elegant copy of this important work in a handsome contemporary signed binding

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        Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects. A New Edition [i.e. the First Quarto Edition].

      FIRST QUARTO, first issue, viii, 539 [+errata] pp., ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY BINDING, full calf with raised bands, front hinge professionally and invisibly restored, red leather label. Contents: Part I; Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary. Part II; Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary. An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals. The Natural History of Religion. With the contemporary engraved bookplate of an [unidentified] Earl of the order of the garter and a slightly later neat signature of Jo. Borthwick at top margin of the title, a very good copy, London, Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, and A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, at Edinburgh, 1758. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST * With the advertisement leaf preceding Contents and errata on final text leaf verso. "Some alterations are made in the title of the treatises contained in the following volume. What in former editions was called 'Essays Moral and Political' is here entitled 'Essays, Moral, Political and Literary, Part I' [originally published 1742]. The Political Discourses form the Second Part [originally published 1752]. What in former editions was called 'Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding' is here entitled 'An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding'. The four dissertations lately published are dispersed thro' different parts of the volume' (Advertisement). The first issue of this First Quarto. [The later issue has 'Two Additional Essays' (namely 'Essay VI. Of the Jealousy of Trade' and 'Essay XIV. Of the Coalition of Parties') follow 'The Natural History of Religion' and are paginated 187-189 and 265-269]

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        BRIEVE & FIDELE EXPOSITION DE L'ORIGINE, DE LA DOCTRINE, DES CONSTITUTIONS, USAGES ET CEREMONIES ECCLESIASTIQUES DE L'EGLISE DE L'UNITE DES FRERES CONNUS SOUS LE NOM DE FRERES DE BOHEME & DE MORAVIE, TIREE DE LEURS ACTES & TITRES AUTENTIQUES PAR UN AUTEUR IMPARTIAL, AMI DE LA VERITE ; AVEC XVI PLANCES GRAVEES EN TAILLE DOUCE, OU LE TOUT EST REPRESENTE AU NATUREL

      n.p., 1758. First Edition. Hardcover. Title page slightly trimmed along right border; minor tears in margins of some plates. Mild chipping to spine tips but binding and contents firm. Near Fine example of a scarce title. Small octavo (4-1/2" x 7") bound in very early marbled boards with a gilt red spine label: [2], 3-87, [1], 16 folding plates. First Edition in French, published one year after the First German Edition and usually attributed to David Crantz, this history of the Moravian United Brethren was published not long after their establishment in America. The 16 folding plates illustrate various customs and rites of the Moravian missionaries including an exorcism in the West Indies; baptisms in the West Indies, Greenland, and America (Native Americans); and the Kiss of Peace with men on one side of the room and women on the other. Sabin 7935. This book was published at an early and crucial point in the history of the Moravian Church in America when it was under attack, along with its Indian converts, for treason during the French and Indian War.

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        CATECISMO MEXICANO, que contiene toda la Doctrina Christiana con todas sus Declaraciones [ ] dispusolo primeramente en castellano el padre Geronymo de Ripalda de la Compañia de Jesus. Y despues para la comun utilidad de los Indios [ ]. Lo traduxo del Castellano, en el puro, y proprio Idioma Mexicano el padre Ignacio de Paredes de la misma Compañia de Jesus. Y le añadiò la Doctrina pequeña con otras cosas, a todos utilissimas, para la vida del Christiano, que se hallarán en el Indice.

      México, en la Imprenta de la Bibliotheca Mexicana, enfrente de de San Agustín, año 1758. - -10,5 x 15 cm.- 32 págs. + 1 grabado de Ortuño que representa a San Francisco Javier Apóstol de las Indias + 170 págs. + 2 págs. Consta de dos portadas, una en castellano y otra en mexicano [Náhuatl]. Tiene además un grabado xilográfico con el escudo arzobispal, una capitular y algunos adornos tipográficos a modo de colofón. Ejemplar completo y limpio, con encuadernación en pergamino y con rótulo en tinta sepia. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.)

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        The Natural History of Cornwall. The Air, Climate, Waters, Rivers, Lakes, Sea and Tides; of the Stones, Semimetals, Metals, Tin, and the Manner of Mining; the Constitution of the Stannaries; Iron, Copper, Silver, Lead, and Gold, Found in Cornwall. Vegetab

      Oxford: Printed for the Author; by W. Jackson, 1758.. First Ed. Very Good. Folio. Book xix; 326; (i)(errata)(i)(directions to the binder) pages. Large folding county map, 28 full-page copper engraved plates. Recently tastefully rebound in half calf, raised bands and contrasting black morocco label on the spine, marbled boards. With the neat contemporary ownership inscription of Lydston Newcombe

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        Bibliothèque de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle, contenant la Physique générale, la Physique particuliere, la Méchanique, la Chimie, l'Anatomie, la Botanique, la Médicine, l'histoire naturelle des Insectes, des Animaux & des Coquillages. Band 1-4

      Paris, David 1758. 17 cm. In 5 Bänden. (12), 420, (4); (4), 320; (4), 394; (4), 415, (1); (4), 432 Seiten Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit je 2 Rückenschildchen und Rückenvergoldung - Barbier I, 413 - Poggendorff I, 1355 - Erstausgabe. 1769 erschienen die Bände 5 und 6. Die vorliegenden Bände enthalten: Physique générale, Physique particuliere, Méchanique. Enthält in Band 3 (S. 64-106) mehrere Artikel über Elektrizität. Rückenschildchen stellenweise mit Wurmspuren. Exemplar aus der ehemaligen Großherzoglichen Privatbibliothek in Oldenburg, auf dem Titel Stempel "P. v. H.", bekrönt (Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Prinz von Holstein-Gottorp). - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Parallèle de la conduite du Roi avec celle du Roi d'Angleterre, Electeur d'Hanovre, relativement aux affaires de l'Empire, & nommément à la rupture de la Capitulation de Closter-Seven par les Hanovriens.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale 1758 - in-8, [6]-LVIII-187 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs orné de guirlandes et doubles caissons dorés, pièce de titre, encadrement de simple filet à froid sur les plats, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire. Unique édition de cet opuscule de propagande officielle, qui donne et explique la position française après la reprise de la participation au conflit par les troupes hanovriennes. En effet, à la suite de la bataille de Hastenbeck (26 juillet 1757), remportée par le maréchal d'Estrées contre les forces anglo-hanovriennes commandées par le duc de Cumberland, avait été signée la Convention de Kloster-Zeven (9 septembre 1757), qui prévoyait, avec la cessation des combats, le retrait des Hanovriens à Stade et au-delà de l'Elbe, le retour chez elles des troupes de la Hesse et du Brunswick. Prétextant le pillage auquel se livraient les troupes du maréchal de Richelieu dans le Hanovre, la Cour de Londres ne ratifia jamais la Convention, ce qui lui permit de remployer les troupes hanovriennes dès après Rossbach. Exemplaire de la bibliothèque des ducs de Luynes du Château de Dampierre, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes, et la pièce d'armes (lion) des Luynes poussés dans les entre-nerfs.

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        Pomologia, dat is Beschryvingen en Afbeeldingen van de beste soorten van Appels en Peeren ... [with:] Fructologia, of Beschryving der Vrugtbomen en Vrugten ... [and with:] Dendrologia, of Beschryving der Plantagie-gewassen

      Leeuwarden: Abraham Ferweda [vol. 1]; ... en Gerrit Tresling [vols. 2-3], 1758-1763-1763. Folio, 3 volumes in 2. (13 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches). Titles with a typographic border printed in red, engraved arms on the dedication. 39 hand-coloured plates engraved by Jan C. Philips or Jacob Folkema after Knoop. Contemporary speckled calf, spines with raised bands in seven compartments, bands tooled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, red stained edges. A lovely set of the first editions of Knoop's fruit monographs: "among the earliest books on the subject to be illustrated with coloured plates" (Oak Spring Pomona). Knoop served as the head gardener to the Dowager Princess of Orange et Marienburg, near Leeuwarden. "[His] fruit monographs, apples and pears in the first, plums, peaches, cherries, nuts and soft fruit in the second, are among the earliest books on the subject to be illustrated with coloured plates, the Pomologia ones packed with a dozen or so varieties, each with a label giving its time of ripening ... As descriptive records of varieties of fruit in cultivation, observed by a dedicated and scientific gardener late in his career, they are often cited by later authors" (Oak Spring Pomona). In all, Knoop published four monographs in the series, three of which are found here, with the fourth on herbs and vegetables being published in 1769 over a decade after the first part. Raphael notes that "the last part is very rare and most sets lack this final section on the contents of the kitchen garden." The plates, based on Knoop's own drawings, are made up as follows: in the first work are 12 plates of apples showing 103 varieties; 8 of pears showing 82 varieties. The plates in the second work include one plate with 2 quince varieties; 3 varieties of cherry on one plate; 3 varieties of plum on one plate; 1 apricot, 1 peach, 1 almond, 1 fig, each on a single plate; 2 grapes on one plate; 1 chestnut, 1 walnut, 1 hazelnut, 1 medlar, 1 mulberry, 1 raspberry, 1 blackberry, each on a single plate; 3 currants on one plate; 1 gooseberry, 1 unidentified fruit tree, 1 cornelian cherry, each on a single plate. No illustrations appear in the third part concerning trees. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3766, 3767 & 3768; Oak Spring Pomona, p. 131.

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        Histoire de Saladin, Sulthan d'Egypte et de Syrie, avec une introduction, une histoire abrégée de la Dynastie des Ayoubites fondée par Saladin, des notes critiques, historiques, géographiques, et quelques pièces justicatives.

      Tilliard,, Paris 1758 - First edition of Marin's accomplished Middle Eastern history, a work which was widely-read and influential in the emerging orientalism in French culture. This was Marin's first truly succesful work and provided him with a literary reputation strong enough for him to be appointed Royal censor. The title was also published in the same year in the Hague by N. van Daalen. The maps depict Jerusalem, the crusader city of Acre (taken by Saladin in 1187) and the region of Acre. 2 vols., 12mo (164 × 93 mm.), pp. [vi], xxiv, 464, [2]; [vi], 518, [2], (p. 514 mispaginated), with 3 folding maps. First few pages of volume 2 slightly stained at head not affecting title. Contemporary mottled calf, red and brown morocco labels, scrolling gilt pattern to spine, sprinkled red edges, marbled endpapers. Labels chipped with slight loss, headcaps a little chipped. A good set. [Atabey 768.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History of Cornwall. The Air, Climate, Waters, Rivers, Lakes, Sea and Tides; Of the Stones, Semimetals, Metals, Tin and the Manner of Mining...

      London: Sandby, 1758.. Folio. (14.5 x 9.5 inches). pp.xix, 326, (ii) Folding engraved map, 28 engraved plates, one or two marginal tears, manuscript notes in ink to rear free endpaper, previous owner signature. Contemporary boards, rebacked, a little rubbed. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. Heavy book, requiring extra postage overseas. First edition.

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        DICTIONARY POLYGRAPHICUM: OR, THE WHOLE BODY OF ARTS REGULARLY DIGESTE

      1758. Fine. BARROW, J[ohn]. DICTIONARY POLYGRAPHICUM: OR, THE WHOLE BODY OF ARTS REGULARLY DIGESTED. London: Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, et al., 1758. Second edition, corrected and improved. In two octavo volumes: [8],432;[2],398 pp. Fifty-five (of 69?) engraved plates; frontispiece in vol. 1 and 54 folding plates. (The title-page mentions 69 plates; however, no plate list is included.) Contemporary calf sides, scuffed and scratched on surfaces, and edgeworn; professionally rebacked in calf with a morocco spine label. A few leaves at the end of vol. 1 and a few leaves at the beginning of vol. 2 are lightly wormed. Despite a few pencil notes and a few instances of light foxing, text and plates are really quite clean. A sound and very good copy of this compendium of materials and techniques used in fine and applied arts. It includes sections on drawing and painting, sculpture and print-making, stained glass, dying (assorted materials, such as cloth, leather, ivory, etc.) and bleaching, tapestry weaving, and pyrotechny (fireworks).

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        Index Picturarum Chalcographicarum Historiam Veteris et Novi Testamenti / Register zu den Historischen Abbildungen der Geschichten Alten und Neuen Testament..in 130 Kupfertafeln..(Biblia)

      Augsburg., Andreas Binhausser., 1758. 35 x 24 cms, 6 leaves with title, engraved title, Vorwort, Register, + 124 ( of 130) leaves with fullpage engravings after Jordaens, Lairesse, Luyken, Picart, Poussin, Rubens & c. 19th cent. boards. Top of spine missing. Missing plates (6); Old testament; nrs 4,10,20,58,75. New Testament; nr. 33. KEYWORDS: Biblia

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        Dictionnaire Militaire Portatif,

      Paris: Gissey; La Veuve Bordelet; La Veuve David; Duchesne, , 1758. contenant tous les Termes propres a la Guerre. Sur ce qui regarde la Tactique, le Génie, l'Artillerie, la Subsistance, la Discipline des Troupes & la Marine. Quatrieme Edition, revue, corrigée & considerablement augmentée. Octavo. 3 vols. (172mm x 110mm). Folding table to Volume I. Some light browning, bookplates removed from front pastedowns, else very good in a mottled calf trade binding, flat spines gilt, red morocco title pieces, black lacquered volume labels, scarlet edge-stain, green silk page-markers still attached, slight worming to the joints, a little shelf-wear, paper labels removed from tails of the spines, but still presents well. Highly interesting mid 18th-century military compendium compiled by the noted dictionarist.

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        Materia Medica Physico-historico-mechanica. Reyno Mineral Os Principaes Remedios Do Prezente Estado Da Materia Medica

      Guilherme Strahan, 1758-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. Contemporary mottled sheep skin binding. Gilt flourish, 5 raised bands. Internally, generally very good. Solid binding. Corners bumped. [4], 9-14, li, [1], 580, [24] pages. Front folding frontispiece portrait of the Sarmento. 2nd edition. First edition to include the 2nd part on animal and vegetable materia medica. Sarmentoâ??s Materia medica is a treatise on the therapeutic properties of drugs derived from mineral sources. It includes sections on mineral waters and spas, on quinine and the author's quinine-based patent medicine Agua de Inglaterra, and a Latin version of his tract on smallpox inoculation. Sarmento (1692-1762) was a Portuguese Marrano physician who settled in England, where he became a fellow of the Royal Society.Provenance: Small blind stamp of Alfonso Cassuto on title. Cassuto was a noted collector of Iberian Marrano books.

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        Traite des maladies des os, dans lequel on a représenté les appareils & les machines qui conviennent à leur guérison

      Paris: Chez P. G. Cavelier, 1758 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Traite des maladies des os, dans lequel on a représenté les appareils & les machines qui conviennent à leur guérison. 2 vols, Paris: Chez P. G. Cavelier, 1758, 12mo. (163 x 95 mm), viii, 119, [1], 420 pp.; [4], 575 pp., two folding engraved plates to first volume, second plate with marginal browning and closed tear repair, several woodcut illustrations to text, some spotting and old dampstaining throughout, occasional library stamps including to titles and plates, 19th century library cloth (somewhat rubbed and soiled), spine gilt. ---- New revised and enlarged edition. "Petit was the first director of the Académie de Chirurgie, Paris, and the most eminent French surgeon of his day. He is particularly remembered for his work on bone diseases. He invented the screw tourniquet, gave the first account of osteomalacia, and was the first to open the mastoid process" (G-M 4300)..

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        Colonna Antonina

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus der Folge "Vedute di Roma" 1758. 54.3x40.2 cm. - H. 52 V (von VII) - Wilton-Ely 151 - Aus der 1. Pariser Ausgabe 1800 - 1807. Säule des Kaisers Marcus Aurelius auf der Piazza Colonna. Auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        L'Ami des Femmes

      [S.l.]: [s.n.], 1758. Very Good. [4], 159, [1] p.; 15 cm. Signatures: pi2 A-F12 G8 (12mo). Contemporary full mottled calf with six spine compartments. Gilt-tooled title in second compartment; gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments and along board edges. All page edges red. Marbled endpapers. White ribbon bookmark. Quotation from Aristotle below title; typographic title vignette. Unsigned 2-page Advertissement follows title page. Advertissement and following section, titled L'Ami des Femmes, have typographic head- and tail pieces. The remainder of the work consists of 12 numbered and titled chapters. Armorial bookplate on front fixed endpaper with text "Ex Libris Brölemann" and in ink at lower edge "2461." In an old hand on the verso of the front free endpaper: De La Farelle. The bookplate is that of Henry-Auguste Brölemann (1775-1869) and his son Arthur Brölemann (1826-1904). Whether this edition or the 188-page edition printed in Hamburg by Chretien Herold in the same year is the true first edition has not been established. The anonymous author, Pierre-Joseph Boudier de Villemert, advocated increased educational opportunities for women so that they could fulfill their role as agents of reform. In Very Good Condition: edges lightly rubbed; lower corner of back board has slight loss of leather; upper corner of second leaf lacking (Advertissement) without loss of text; very faint dampstain from fore-edge of first two leaves; otherwise clean and tight. A very attractive copy of this scarce edition of L'Ami des Femmes.

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        Pomologia,... - Fructologia,... - Dendrologia,

      Leeuwarden: Abraham Ferwerda, 1758-1763. 3 volumes in one. Folio (14 4/8 x 10 4/8 inches). 3 letterpress title-pages within wood-engraved border printed in red. Engraved coat-of-arms and 39 fine engraved plates apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries, nuts and grapes with original hand-colour (some occasional pale marginal stains). Contemporary half calf, marbled paper boards (rebacked preserving the original spine, corners worn). Provenance: with the bookplate of the Horticultural Society of New York, bequest of Kenneth K. Mackenzie dated October 1934 on the front paste-down. "FIRST GREAT WORK (ON FRUITS) OF REAL IMPORTANCE" (Bunyard) First edition. From the age of 25 Knoop was gardener to her Serene-Highness Marie-Louise, Dowager Princess of Orange and Nassau (Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel) (1688 - 1765) at her estate near Leeuwarden. A widow and regent of the Principality of Orange from the age of 23 Marie-Louise was beloved of her people, often called by them Marijke Meu. In her garden were to be found the best examples of fruit from not only Dutch gardens, but also French and English. In addition to cultivating the plants, Knoop brought scientific method to the art of garden design, writing books on mathematics and astronomy as well as natural history. Bunyard p. 439; Nissen BBI 1080; Pritzel 4754; Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona. 48; Stafleu and Cowan TL2 3766. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Relation abregée, concernant la Republique que les Religieux, nommés Jesuites, des Provinces de Portugal & d´Espagne, ont établie dans les Pay & Domaines d´Outre-mer

      One of the rarest works on the Jesuits of Brazil and Paraguay. 1758. Amsterdam. In 12vo (167 mm x 108 mm). vi + 60 + 1 [blank]. Contemporary wrapper, front cover detached and inked ?le Paraguay?, worn. A fine copy, light uniform browning and scattered foxing spots, entirely uncut, original condition. First[?] French edition; an extremely rare and fundamental work on the Jesuit missions and actions in Paraguay and Brazil, with emphasis on the conflicts with the civil power, which eventually led to the expulsion of the Jesuits from the region. Sabin ?for the 1757, and first, edition- gives an uncharacteristically lengthy description ?The original edition of this account of the Republic which the Jesuits established in Brazil and Paraguay, and of their conflicts with the civil power, which finally resulted in their expulsion from the Portuguese dominions. It was written by, or at the instance of the Portuguese Secretary for Foreign Affairs, the celebrated Marquis of Pombal.? In addition, the work contains several documents, such as the instructions for the government of the natives. Pombal (1699 ? 1782), was Prime Minister of José I and virtually led Portugal for 25 years. Borba de Moraes, II, 724.

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        Paradise Regain'd

      Birmingham - J. and R. Tonson, 1758 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautiful edition of Milton's famous theological poem. The first edition of this workto be printed by John Baskerville, andone of the earliest booksto beprinted in his innovative transitionaltypeface. Paradise Regain'dwas composed in Milton's cottage in Chalfont St Giles in Buckinghamshire, and was based on the Gospel of Luke's version of the Temptation of Christ. The poemis four books in length, in contrast with Paradise Lost's twelve. One of the major concepts emphasised throughout Paradise Regained is the play on reversals. As implied by its title, Milton sets out to reverse the loss of Paradise. Thus, antonyms are often found next to each other throughout the poem, reinforcing the idea that everything that was lost in the first epic is going to be regained by the end of the mini-epic. Condition: In a beautiful crushed morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, lovely condition although front hinge is strained. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean if not for slight marginal water damage affecting first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Vita del proposto Lodovico Antonio

      Napoli [Naples] Giuseppe Ponzelli, 1758 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce biography of Italian historian Lodovico Antonio Muratori. In Italian. Ludovico Antonio Muratori (October 21, 1672 January 23, 1750) was an Italian historian, notable as a leading scholar of his age, and for his discovery of the Muratorian fragment, the earliest known list of New Testament books. The first edition of this was published in Venice in 1756. Born to a poor family in Vignola, near Modena, he was first instructed by the Jesuits, studied law, philosophy, and theology at the University of Modena, and was ordained a priest in 1694. The following year, Count Charles Borromeo called him to the college of Dottori at the Ambrosian Library in Milan, where he immediately started collecting unedited ancient writings of various kinds. CONDITIONRebound in a half-vellum binding with marbled boards. Externally, quite smart, though with some rubbing and a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though spotted throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Les Admirables Secrets Albert le Grand [bound with] Secrets Merveilleux de la magie Naturelle et Cabalistique du Petit Albert.

      Lyon: Ches les Heritiers de Beringos Fratres, a l'Enseigne d'Agrippa, 1758.. Two volumes bound as one. 12mo. (145 x 75mm) pp. [12]; 312; [9] and [3]; 307; [8]. Recent full calf, gilt rule to spines with no titles. Illustrated with frontispiece and other plates, some folding. Internally clean without writing or other marks. A very good set of the popular Book of Secrets and Grimoire, published a number of times throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries.

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        POMOLOGIA, DAT IS BESCHRYVINGEN EN AFBEELDINGEN VAN DE BESTE ZORTEN VAN APPELS EN PEEREN,

      - welke in Neder- en Hoog-Duitschland, Frankryk, Engeland en elders geagt zyn, en tot dien einde gecultiveert worden.- Te Leeuwarden: By A. Ferwerda en G. Tresling, S/d. (1758) In fólio de 33x20,5 cm. Com (ii)-36 pags. Ilustrado com 20 gravuras desdobráveis coloridas manualmente. [Junto com:] FRUCTOLOGIA, OF BESCHRYVING DER VRUGTBOMEN EN VRUGTEN die men in de hoven plant en onderhout. Te Leeuwarden: By A. Ferwerda en G. Tresling, S/d. Com (iv)-70 pags. Ilustrado com 19 gravuras desdobráveis coloridas manualmente. [Junto com] DENDROLOGIA, BESCHRYVING DER PLANTGIEGEWASSEN, die men Tuinen cultiveert, zo wel om te dienen tot cieraad om daar van Allés.- Te Leeuwarden: By A. Ferwerda en G. Tresling, S/d. (1763). In folium. Com (iv)-87-[v] pags. Encadernação da época com lombada e cantos em pele, um pouco cansada. Exemplar muito limpo e por aparar, conservando todas as gravuras bem dobradas. Conjunto completo, constituído por três obras holandesas sobre o cultivo de árvores de fruto, em primeiras edições, publicadas respectivamente em 1758 (Pomologia) e 1763 (Fructologia & Dendrologia) e que habitualmente aparecem encadernadas juntas. Knoop (1700-1769) foi jardineiro-mor, responsável pelos jardins da princesa Maria Luísa de Nassau, em Leeuwarden, na Frísia (Holanda), e também professor de matemática. As duas primeiras obras (a terceira não é ilustrada) apresentam um total de 39 gravuras desdobráveis a talhe-doce, cuidadosamente coloridas à mão (na época), representando grande variedade de frutos (maçãs, peras, pêssegos, ameixas, cerejas, etc.) todos devidamente identificados. Nissen, 1078 (Pomologia) e 1077 (Fructologia). Pritzel, 4755 (Dendro) [EN] In folium with (iv) -87 - [v] pags. Binding: contemporary ¾ calf, slightly rubbed. Very clean and uncut copy preserving ALL engravings with the correct foldings. Complete set, formed by three Dutch works on the cultivation of fruit trees. First editions published respectively in 1758 (Pomologia) and 1763 (Fructologia & Dendrologia) that usually come together bound. Knoop (1700-1769) was chief gardener, responsible for the gardens of Princess Marie Louise of Nassau, in Leeuwarden, Friesland (Netherlands), and professor of mathematics also. The2 first works have atotal of 39 engravings intaglio (the third is not illustrated), contemporary hand-colored, representing a great variety of fruits (apples, pears, peaches, plums, cherries, etc.). All fruits properly identified. Nissen, 1078 (Pomologia) e 1077 (Fructologia). Pritzel, 4755 (Dendro) Location/localizacao: raros

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        Traite Juridico-Politique sur les Prises Maritimes, et Sur les Moyens

      1758. Abreu y Bertodano, Felix Joseph de [c.1700-1775]. Traite Juridico-Politique sur les Prises Maritimes, et Sur les Moyens qui Doivent Concourir pour Rendre ces Prises Legitimes. Paris: Chez la Veuve Delaguette, 1758. Two volumes in one, each with title page and individual pagination. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary speckled sheep, raised bands, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine, speckled edges, patterned endpapers. Some wear to corners, joints starting, some worming to lettering piece, joints and hinges. Attractive woodcut head-pieces. Toning to sections of text, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. An appealing copy of a scarce title. * Second French edition. First published in Madrid in 1746, this treatise on prize law and privateering went through three other editions, all in France in a translation by the author, in 1753, 1758 and 1802. Little is known about Abreu, a minor Spanish noble and diplomat. According to the title page, he was a "membre de l'Academie Espagnole, & actuellement Envoye Extraordinaire de S.M. Catholique aupres du Roi de la Grande-Bretagne." 5 copies located in the Americas, 1 of this edition (at Columbia University Law Library). KVK locates 13 copies of all 4 editions, all in Europe. Not in the British Museum Catalogue. Camus, Bibliotheque Choisie des Livres de Droit 2289 (citing a later edition).

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        Elbridge Gerry SIGNED Belles Lettres Volume II

      C. Hitce & L. Hawes, 1758. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. Elbridge Gerry Belles Lettres Volume II.Gerry was selected as the sixth Vice-President of the United States of America, serving under James Madison. He is most noted for his signing the Declaration of Independence and being the namesake for 'gerrymandering.' Elbridge Gerry was a champion of the Federalist movement and is noted as a staunch supporter of Alexander Hamilton's national bank and the banking policies of the Federalists. This copy of 'Belles Lettres' Volume II was originally owned by Elbridge Gerry and bears his signature on the front free end page. Published in 1758, this copy remains in the original leather binding and is housed in a custom clamshell display case. This is a true rarity and a book that more than likely helped Gerry in both his writing and his oratory. Published by C. Hitce & L. Hawes

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