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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN AND EFFECTS OF A POLICE Set on Foot by His Grace the Duke of Newcastle in the Year 1753, Upon a Plan Presented to His Grace by the late Henry Fielding, Esq.,

      London, A. Millar, 1758.. To which is added A PLAN for preserving those deserted Girls in this Town, who become Prostitutes from Necessity. FIRST EDITION 1758, 8vo, 220 x 125 mm, 8¾ x 5¼ inches, pages: xiii, (1), 15-64, pages 61-54 contain the List of Subscribers "Towards cloathing friendless and deserted Boys to go on Board His Majesty's Ships", bound in modern quarter calf over new marbled sides, vellum corner tips, gilt lettered red morocco label to upper cover, new endpapers, fore-edges not trimmed. Title page lightly browned, final page slightly dusty, otherwise contents clean and bright. A very good copy of an interesting pamphlet. Henry Fielding (1707 – 1754) the author of the famous novel Tom Jones was a magistrate and aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners, using his authority as a magistrate. The pamphlet describes their plans for ridding London of violent gangs, for dealing with the problems of beggars and homeless boys and girls, and gaming in public houses. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        SEPTEM LINGUARUM CALEPINUS HOC EST LEXICON LATINUM. Variarum linguarum interpretatione adjecta in usum Seminarii Patavini. Editio octava retractatior.

      apud Joannem Manfré, 1758. In 4 gr. (mm. 375x245), 2 voll., piena pergam. coeva, tit. ms. al dorso, pp. (8),464; (2),481 + 24 ("Verba barbara ex Calepini, Passeratii, Stephani, & Fabri Lexicis expulsa") + 86 ("Vocabolario italiano e latino in questa nuova edizione accresciuto di molte voci, purgato e ridotto a miglior ortografia"); testo su due colonne. Celebre dizionario pubblicato per la prima volta (solo in latino) con il titolo di "Cornucopiae" nel 1502, e più volte ristampato. In seguito vennero aggiunte alla parola latina le interpretazioni ebraiche, greche, francesi, italiane, tedesche, spagnole e inglesi. Cfr. Brunet,I,1474. Antico ex libris ms. ai frontesp.; con lieve alone margin. interc. nel t.; fori di tarlo al marg. interno solo su ca. 20 cc. di un vol., ma certam. un buon esemplare.

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        Le droit des gens ou principes de la loi naturelle, appliqués à la conduite & aux affaires des Nations et des Souverains... Tome I [- Tome II.]

      Leiden: Aux depens de la Compagnie,, 1758. 2 volumes bound together, quarto (250 x 193 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine decorated gilt in compartments, edges sprinkled red. Spine ends and joints skilfully repaired; a very good copy. First edition printed in Leiden, published the same year as the "London" (Neufchatel) printing. Vattel, a Swiss jurist, is an important figure in the history of jurisprudence: his work marks the encroachment of positivism on natural law theory. Influenced by Leibnitz and Wolf, Vattel took the theory of natural law one step further: he distinguished between an internal law (law of conscience) and an external law (law of action). Le Droit des Gens, his major work, modernized the whole of international law, bringing it down from the realms of speculation into the sphere of natural relations and problems, and became a classic, particularly in England and the United States of America. It was frequently reprinted and translated. Vattel admits that people's rights cannot be entirely assimilated to natural laws, so they should be dealt with as rights pertaining to Nations. The only grounds for people's rights are in the independence of Nations, that is in their natural freedom. This concept opened the way to modern theories of positive law. However Vattel maintains that states are ruled in their relations with each other by fundamental principles drawn from nature and their common interests - natural law is preserved but it tends to be confused with the factual exigencies of situations. In this way Vattel does not prohibit war but promotes practical ways of achieving peace, which he eulogises in an emotional way.

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        L'architettura di M. Vitruvio Pollione colla Traduzione Italiana e Comento del Marchese Berardo Galiani. Dedicata alla Maestà di Carlo.

      Stamperia Simoniana, 1758. In-folio (cm. 40 x 27,5), pp. (8) con tavola di Francesco La Marra in antiporta e dedica alla Maestà di Carlo, [XXXII] 462 + 25 tavole inc. in rame fuori testo. Legatura in pergamena, titolo oro su tassello al dorso. Tagli spruzzati rosa e blu. Testatina inc. alla dedica, iniziali e finali in silografia, diagrammi nel testo. Testo latino e traduzione italiana a fronte: prima edizione della traduzione del "De Architectura" di Vitruvio ampiamente commentata dall'egregio filologo Berardo Galiani. Opera dedicata alla Maestà di Carlo, Re delle Due Sicilie, di Gerusalemme ec. Infante di Spagna, Duca di Parma, Piacenza, Castro ec. Gran Principe ereditario di Toscana ec. e datata 1 Ottobre 1758. Prefazione del traduttore con Idea generale dell'Architettura Estratta da' dieci Libri di M. Vitruvio Pollione, vita di M. Vitruvio Pollione e indice dei capitoli. 25 tavole inc. di Francesco Cepparuli perfettamente conservate impreziosiscono l'opera. Esemplare ben conservato che presenta alcune macchie marroni ai piatti, mancanze alle cuffie e segni di consunzione alle cuciture. Taglio superiore brunito. Scritta "Zecchini" alla sguardia libera anteriore e sguardia incollata parzialmente scollata. Internamente inevitabili segni del tempo quali sporadiche gore ed alcuni fascicoli bruniti. Fotografie delle condizioni generali dell'opera disponibili su richiesta.

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        Illiadosm, Odysseias (griechisch).

      Glasgow, Robert and Andreas Foulis. 1756-1758. - 2 Werke in 4 Bänden. 31,3x19,3 cm. XI, 312 S.; 2 Bl., 336 S.; 4 n.n. Bl., 297 S.; 2 Bl., 336 S. Kalblederbände der Zeit auf 6 Bünden mit schwarzen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung, reicher Deckelfiletierung und Stehkantenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe der Homer-Ausgabe der Foulis Presse. - "One of the most splended editions of Homer ever delivered". (Edward Harwood). Herausgegeben von James Moor und George Muirhead. Gedruckt in der eigens entworfenen Schrift von Alexander Wilson. Die Ausgabe wurde schon in der Zeit für ihre typographische Qualität ausgezeichnet und von Edward Gibbon überschwänglich gelobt. - Kapitale und Rücknkanten leicht berieben. - Sehr schönes, praktisch fleckenloses Exemplar.

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        De Sacris Christianorum Balneis. Liber singularis secundis curis emendatior et auctior.

      Palearini, 1758. In 4°, cart. muta, pp. XXVIII + 227. Il volume è arricchito da 1 piccola inc. a p. 141 e da 4 pregevoli inc. a tutta p. , di cui 3 presentano le seguenti didascalie: Orthographia balnei formosi PP. ex Cod. Vatic. nunc primo edita - Balneum Sacrum ad fidem aniquae picturae in codice membranaceo Biblioth. S. Paulli Neap. - In Agro Pisaurensi . Ampi marg. Cara forte. Barbe. Finaline interessanti , una raffigura medaglia al verso e al recto. Front. fig. con inc. La pag. 83/84 presenta la mancanza dello spig. sup., tale mancanza non interessa il testo. Dorso semi sciolto e mancante di un lembo. Lievi gore principalmente al marg.

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        Journal du Palais ou Recuell de Plusieurs Arrets Remarquables du Parlement de Toulouse

      JEAN-FRANCOIS FOREST, TOULOUSE 1758 - boards cloth repaired, spine still intact, leather label pealing, musty odor, pages age toned, title translates to:Journal of the Palace or Collection of Several Remarkable Saves the Parliament of Toulouse, written in french, foxing, hinge cracking DATE PUBLISHED: 1758 EDITION: 381+162 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Historie des Kriegs zwischen den Preussen und ihren Bundsgenossen, und den Oesterreichern und ihren Bundsgenossen, [von dem Einfalle in Sachsen an biß zu dem 20. des Monaths Thebeth im 5518. Jahr nach Erschaffung der Welt] (mit fortschreitenden Zeitangaben bis 1763 beim 6. Tl.) wie solches beschrieben hat R. Simeon Ben-Jochai auf eine redliche Weise.

      (Nürnberg, Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe), 1758 - 1763.. 6 Tle. in 3 Bänden. Mit zus. 75 (von ?) gest. Tafeln. Lederbde. d. Zt. Christoph Gottlieb Richter aus Nürnberg (1717-74) war Verfasser zahlreicher Chroniken und Biographien in jüdischer Schreibart, hier unter dem Pseudonym Rabbi Simeon Ben-Jochai. - Die hübschen Kupfer mit Ansichten, Belagerungs- und Schlachtszenen aus dem Siebenjährigen Krieg, meist aus Deutschland und Böhmen, aber auch u. a. Martinique und dem spanischen Almeida, - Die korrekte Anzahl an Tafeln zu ermitteln war mir nicht möglich; die Exemplare in Bibliotheken, auf Auktionen oder im Handel haben immer unterschiedliche Anzahlen, allerdings weniger als hier vorliegend. Trotzdem dürften einige Ansichten fehlen, es gibt einige Lücken in der Tafelnummerierung; eventuell sind diese aber auch nie erschienen. - Einbände etwas wurmspurig, ein Band mit kurzem Einriss am oberen Rückenende. Ein fliegender Vorsatz mit Wurmspur, sonst innen gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar

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        An historical dissertation concerning the malignant epidemical fever of 1756.

      8vo., viii + 68pp., without the errata slip, title-page a little soiled and gutter stained by tape and now strengthened by archival tissue, bound in 1982 in rich blue calf gilt, spine lettered.Publisher: London: printed for W. Johnston.Year: 1758Edition: First edition.

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        Suriname, kaart van de kolonie - Alexandre de Lavaux, 1758.

      ?Algemeene Kaart van de Colonie of Provintie van Suriname met de Rivieren, Districten, Ontdekkingen door Militaire Togten, en de Grootte der gemeeten Plantagien ?. Kopergravure in 4 bladen vervaardigd ca. 1758 door Hendrick de Leth naar het ontwerp van Alexandre de Lavaux. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 109 x 109 cm. Gemonteerd op linnen.Omdat de bestaande kaarten van de kolonie niet meer toereikend waren zaten de directeuren van de Soci?teit van Suriname al lang verlegen om een goede nieuwe kaart. Plantage eigenaren stoorden zich namelijk weinig aan de voorschriften ten aanzien van het meten van hun gronden en het registreren ervan. In 1734 liet Alexander de Lavaux - vaandrig in dienst van de Soci?teit en gezworen landmeter van Suriname - de directeuren weten dat hij al twee jaar bezig was met een nieuwe kaart, die bovendien al bijna gereed was. Op hun verzoek werd de kaart in 1737 in Amsterdam gegraveerd. De kaart, waarvan het noorden onder ligt, omvat in het bijzonder het cultuurgebied langs de Suriname- en Commewijne rivieren. Er zijn 436 plantages op aangegeven, die opgenoemd worden in de legenda, vergezeld van opgaven over oppervlakten en eigenaars. Voor het eerst staan alle cultuurgebieden in de omgeving op ??n kaart ingetekend. In de binnenlanden zien we o.m. ?wegloopers dorpen? die in brand staan en andere getuigenissen van acties tegen de Marrons waarbij De Lavaux betrokken is geweest.De Lavaux was teleurgesteld over zijn betaling als cartograaf, waarop hij zonder de autoriteiten te waarschuwen in januari 1741 zich inscheepte naar St. Eustatius. In feite maakte hij daarmee zich schuldig aan desertie. Hij werd uitgeleverd en gevangengezet in Fort Zeelandia, boven de ingang van het fort. Hij klaagde dat hij gek werd in zijn gevang en schreef lange brieven aan de gouverneur. Hierin beschuldigde hij de soldaten ervan allerlei vreemde zaken in het fort uit te halen zoals duivelsbezwering en andere obia. In 1744 werd De Lavaux uit Suriname verbannen.Op de kaart staat een groot decoratief cartouche met het gekroonde wapen van de Staten-Generaal, dieren en platen, alsmede het wapen van Amsterdam, van de West Indische Compagnie en van Cornelis van Aerssen (gouverneur van Suriname vanaf 1683, zijn familie bezat een derde van de kolonie tot 1770) en het SS monogram van de Soci?teit die Van Aerssen had opgericht, alles onder het motto ?Justitia Pietas Fides?.---Copper engraving after Alexandre de Lavaux, engraved by Hendrick de Leth, printed on 4 sheets mounted on linen together with letterpress ?Naamlyst? below, 3 cartouches, inset map of the Guyanas and inset plan of Paramaribo, together 109 x109 cm., published in Amsterdam c. 1758. Colured by a later hand.Impressive and very rare map showing all the plantations on the Cottica, Commewijne and Suriname rivers. It is the large, completely new engraved edition of this map, and the largest of the Lavaux maps, with added the ?Oranje weg? which was constructed in 1752. The map was to replace older maps that gave insufficient information on the plantations and their situation. Depicted are also several ?wegloopersdorpen? in the outbacks on fire, villages in which runaway slaves, the so-called Marrons, of African origin, lived and many of which were burned down by the colonial troops.Prijs: ? 5.850,- (incl. lijst).

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

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

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        Grants, Concessions, and Original Constitutions

      1758 - NEW JERSEY. LAWS. The Grants, Concessions, and Original Constitutions of the Province of New-Jersey. The Acts Passed During the Proprietary Governments, and other Material Transactions . By Aaron Leaming and Jacob Spicer. Philadelphia: W. Bradford, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty for the Province of New-Jersey, [1758]. Sm. fol. [4], 763 p. Neatly rebound in modern legal-style reversed calf, red and black spine labels. First several leaves dampstained, occasional marginal dampstaining elsewhere in text, otherwise a very clean, tight copy. With the signature of Hugh Hartshorne Bowne. The classic compilation of the foundation documents of New Jersey from 1664 to 1702, accompanied by the session laws from 1668 to 1701. Authorized by the legislature in 1752, the work was assembled over the next six years chiefly by Samuel Nevill and Samuel Smith, and was seem through the press by Aaron Leaming and Jacob Spicer. Of all the compilations of New Jersey laws from the 1752 Nevill volume onward, the "Grants and Concessions" is the scarcest. See Felcone, New Jersey Books, 156, for a detailed ten-page study of this highly important colonial New Jersey book. Evans 8205.

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        Collection Academique, composée des mémoires, actes ou journaux des plus célébres Académies & Sociétés Littéraires Etrangeres. Tome V de la Partie Etrangere.

      Chez Desventes, Dijon 1758 - xl, 673pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, spine with raised bands, decorated in gold with floral motifs and with brown morocco label lettered in gold, all edges red, marbled endpapers. With thirty-six foldout plates. Small stain to fore edge and to lower edges of the boards, rear joint partially split. Internally very clean with the occasional spot. A good+ copy. In the French language. ; Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ragionamento sopra il fatto avvenuto in Bergemoletto. In cui tre donne, sepolte fra le rovine della stalla per la caduta d'una gran mole di neve, sono state trovate vive dopo trentasette giorni. Dedicato a Sua Maestà

      Stamperia Reale, 1758. In 4°, pp. (8), 165, (1), due tavole incise in rame ripiegate alla fine del volume. Sul frontespizio vignetta che raffigura l'evento. Testatina con il ritratto di Carlo Emanuele III. Cartonatura rustica dell'epoca. Copia a pieni margini. Prima edizione. Copia donata dall'autore al poeta braidense Giannantonio Operti, che era anche professore di medicina (nota manoscritta al verso della carta di guardia: Di Me Gio. Anto Operti donato dall'autore). Cfr. Wellcome V, 148; Blake 426; Hirsch V, 337.

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        MATERIA MEDICA Physico-Historica-Mechanica.

      - PARTE I. A que se ajuntam, Os principaes remedios do prezente Estado da Materia Medica; como Sangria, Sanguesugas Ventozas Sarjadas, Emeticos, Purgntes, Vesicatorios, Diureticos, Sudorificos, Ptyalismicos Opiados, Quina Quina, e, em especial, as minhas Agoas de Inglaterra. Ediçam nova, corrigida, e repurgada, a que se acrescentam por continuaçam desta Obra, para fazela Completa, OS REYNOS VEGETAVEL, E ANIMAL. PARTE II. Por J. De Castro Sarmento, M. D. Do Real Collegio dos Medicos de Londres, e Socio da Sociedade Real. Impresso em LONDRES: Em Caza de Guilherme Strahan. MDCCLVIII. [1758] In 4.º (25x21 cm) com [iv], [9-14], LI, 580, [xxii] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com nervos, rótulo vermelho e ferros lavrados ao ouro com motivos vegetalistas na lombada e nas seixas, um pouco cansada. Ilustrado com uma gravura desdobrável com o retrato do autor em anterrosto (apresentando pequenos rasgos recuperáveis) gravada no excelente processo gráfico de mezotinta, da autoria de Houston (Rubens, Jewish Iconography no. 2211). Exemplar completo, a falta tipografica de duas folhas preliminares no primeiro caderno ocorre em todos os exemplares conhecidos. Leve acidez própria do papel mais visivel nos primeiros fólios. Apresenta ex-libris da época, armoriado, de H. M. Goold. O único exemplar que existe na BNP não apresenta a gravura. 2ª edição. A primeira edição da obra saiu em 1735, mas só contem a primeira parte, a Segunda Parte é aqui publicada pela primeira vez. Obra de medicina escrita pelo primeiro judeu português graduado por uma universidade inglesa. Castro Sarmento recebeu o seu diploma de médico pela Universidade de Aberdeen em 1739 e foi eleito Fellow da Royal Society graças à sua investigação médica bem sucedida que produziu tratados sobre vacinação, hidroterapia, instrumentos cirúrgicos e muito mais. Além dos seus escritos médicos, Castro Sarmento foi autor de obras de interesse particular na judaica, e. g. Exemplar de Penitencia [três discursos para o Dia da Expiação] (Londres 1724); Extraordinaria Providencia [paráfrase no verso espanhol do Scroll de Ester] (Londres, 1724); e Sermão Funebre [um sermão fúnebre em memória de David Haham Nieto] (Londres, 1728). Em 1724 Castro-Sarmento foi acusado de ter denunciado à Inquisição os seus companheiros cripto-judeus em Portugal. No entanto, após cuidadosa deliberação, a comunidade sefardita de Londres inocentou-o. Ver: Kayserling, p. 37; A.M. Hyamson, The Sephardim of England, pp.106-109; J. Picciotto, Sketches of Anglo-Jewish History (1956) pp. 52, 452; EJ, Vol. V, cols.246-7; JE, Vol.III, p.612; I. Solomons, "David Nieto and Some of His Contemporaries" in TJHSE, Vol. XII (1928-1931), Appendix II (Dr. Jacob de Castro Sarmento) pp. 83-8. Inocêncio X, 112; III, 247. ?JACOB CASTRO SARMENTO, chamado antes HENRIQUE DE CASTRO SARMENTO, natural da cidade de Bragança na província de Trás-os-Montes, e filho de Francisco de Castro Almeida e de Violante de Mesquita. N. em 1691. Sendo já Mestre em Artes pela Universidade de Évora, e Bacharel formado em Medicina pela de Coimbra, onde tomou o grau em 1717; saiu de Portugal quatro anos depois, não tanto ao quo parece com o desígnio de aperfeiçoar-se nas ciências medicas, quanto levado da necessidade de fugir aos rigores da Inquisição, como sectário do hebraísmo, de que fez depois profissão publica em Londres, para onde se retirou, mudando o nome de Henrique no de Jacob, e tornando-se um dos rabis mais conspícuos da sinagoga daquela cidade. Aí passou o resto da sua vida, entregue ao estudo e prática da medicina e ciências acessórias, e adquiriu tamanho crédito, que mereceu ser nomeado Membro do Colégio Real dos Médicos, e Socio da Sociedade Real da mesma cidade em 1730. Foi também incorporado pela Universidade de Aberdeen na Escócia entre os doutores do seu grémio, no ano de 1736, mediante um honrosíssimo diploma, que pode ver-se transcrito textualmente na Bibl. de Barbosa no artigo que lhe diz respeito. M. em 1760, com 70 anos d"idade.

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        Dictionaire historique, ou memoires critiques et litteraires, concernant la vie et les ouvrages de divers personnages distinguesm particulierement dans la republique des lettres.

      De Hondt, 1758. 2 tomi in 1 vol., in fol. (cm. 41), piena pelle, cc.nn. 4 + pp. 330 + cc.nn. 3 (Primo tomo) + cc.nn. 2 + pp. 328 + cc.nn. 13. Capilettere, finaline. Front. in caratteri rossi e neri. Ampi marg. Carta e stampa fresche. Marchand fu un importante letterato e le sue idee sulla classificarione dei libri erano seguite da molti. Marchand fu redattore del giornale Litteraire (1713-1737), uno di migliori periodici critici del tempo. L'opera in nostro possesso è stata pubblicata due anni dopo la sua morte. Il manoscritto originale di quest'opera è stato interamente composto su piccoli pezzi di carta di varie misure ed è stato scritto con una scrittura così piccola che non era leggibile ad occhio nudo, viene infatti considerato il primo libro stampato tramite l'aiuto di un microscopio.

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        Computus manualis, eller: tide-räkning på finger-lederna; utarbetad efter nya stylen, ungdomen til tjenst, af GVberna eli iter.

      1758 - Åbo, J. Merckell, 1758. Small 8:o. (8),56 pp. With 24 woodcut illustrations in the text. Early 19th-century half calf with sparingly gilt spine and glazed paper boards. Sprinkled edges. Spine somewhat dry and worn. Some foxing throughout. Lower outer corner torn off on p. 17. From Ericsberg Castle in Södermanland, Sweden. Not in Pipping where it should have been listed since it contains a two-page poem in Finnish by Gregor A. Hallenius. The original printed wrappers are lacking here. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vies Des Plus Illustres Philosophes de L'Antiquité. Vols I & II

      Amsteram: J. T. Schneider, 1758. Leatherbound. Good. 2 vols. of 3: xxxv, 345; [6], 447 p. 17 cm. 28 full page engravings and 4 vignettes as well as various headpieces at chapter beginnings. Engravings include two frontispieces by Christian Friedrich Fritzsch. Full mottled leather with red text block edges. Gold impressing on spines. Marbled endpapers and black and red lettering on title pages. Spine ends chipped and corners and edges worn. Front free endpaper missing in vol. 1. Vol. 1 has chip in p. 13 not affecting text, tears in pp. 256 & 251, ink marks rear endpaper. Other small ink marks and tiny tears in both volumes including ink notation on title page of vol. 1. Title continues: "Avec leurs Dogmes, leurs Systêmes, leur Morale, & leurs Sentences les plus remarguables. Traduite du grec de Diogene Laërce. Auxquelles on a ajouté la Vie de l'Auteur, celles d'Epictete, de Confucius, & leur Morale & un Abrégé historique de la Vie des Femmes Philosophes de l'Antiquité." The lives of the most famous philosophers of antiquity by the epicurean philosopher Diogenes Laertius (fl. c. AD 222-235) of whom very little is known. Portrait plates are not signed but may also be the work of Christian Friedrich Fritzsch (c. 1719-1774), who often illustrated the work of Amsterdam publishers. Probably translated into French by Jacques-Georges de Chauffepié (1702-1786). French text.

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        Il Calloandro fedele, stato sin'ora in tutte le altre impressioni per più conti manchevole, e difettoso; ora in questa nuova da moltissimi errori purgato, sì nello stile, e dicitura, come negli avvenimenti rabbellito, accresciuto, e notabilmente migliorato dallo stesso autore. [bound with] Le gare de' disperati. Istoria favoleggiata da Gio. Ambrosio Marini

      Nella Stamperia Remondini, Venezia 1758 - In two volumes. xxiv, 528, 259pp; 334, 192pp. Contemporary brown/red half calf, spines nicely decorated and lettered in gold. Title vignettes. Light wear to extremities, mild toning to text blocks. A nice, near fine set of this tale of baroque chivalry, considered a masterpiece of heroic literature. It was originally published in the mid-1600s and reprinted in numerous editions until the mid-1800s. In the Italian language. ; 12mo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Servant of God Dismissed from Labour to Rest. A Funeral Sermon,

      1758 - BURR, AARON. A Servant of God Dismissed from Labour to Rest. A Funeral Sermon, Preached at the Interment of his late Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq; Governor of his Majesty's Province of New-Jersey, &c. &c. Who Departed this Life at Elizabeth-Town, August 31, 1757. Boston: Edes and Gill, 1758. iv, iv, 23 p. Removed from a bound volume. Closely trimmed at top margin but without loss, scattered foxing, but very good. Burr, then president of the College of New Jersey, died shortly after delivering this funeral sermon. Includes a dedication and a preface by Caleb Smith, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Newark Mountains (now Orange). Evans 8097; ESTC W29395.

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        M. Tullii Ciceronis Cato Major. Ad T. Pomponium Atticum.

      Lutetiae: Typis Josephi Barbou, 1758. 32mo (9.3 cm, 3.6"). Frontis., [16], 75, [5] pp. One of the standards of Latin literature: Cicero's essay on aging and death, here in an uncommon, elegant, and notably minute — but still wholly legible! — edition, the Valart recension. The frontispiece portrait of the author was engraved by F. Huot after Rubens; all text pages are printed within a decorative frame.    Additionally, the colophon informs us: "Literæ quibus impressus est hicce libellus, a P.S. Fournier junior incisae sunt."    In this copy, preliminary pages [2–6, 8, 11–14] are blank except for the printed frame.    Binding: Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, covers framed with gilt roll, spine with gilt-stamped title and floral decorations, board edges with gilt fillet and turn-ins with gilt roll. All edges gilt.         Brunet, II, 26; Schweiger, II, 177; Bondy, Miniature Books, p. 24; Spielmann, Miniature Books, no. 95; Ducourtieux, no. 197, p. 314. Binding as above; joints and extremities lightly rubbed, all gilt bright. Four leaves with small spot of stain to lower margin at edge, and a few tiny spots elsewhere; overall, clean and lovely. => A remarkably appealing little volume.

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        CICERONIS OPERA IN IX TOMOS DISTRIBUTA

      Geneva: Fratres Cramer, 1758. Third edition. Nine volumes. Rebound in modern buckram. Old library mark on title pages. Text clean and tight and books otherwise in very good condition. A solid working set of this edition of Cicero's complete works.

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        M. Tullii Ciceronis Cato Major. Ad T. Pomponium Atticum.

      Lutetiae: Typis Josephi Barbou, 1758. 32mo (9.3 cm, 3.6"). Frontis., [16], 75, [5] pp. One of the standards of Latin literature: Cicero's essay on aging and death, here in an uncommon, elegant, and notably minute — but still wholly legible! — edition, the Valart recension. The frontispiece portrait of the author was engraved by F. Huot after Rubens; all text pages are printed within a decorative frame.    Additionally, the colophon informs us: "Literæ quibus impressus est hicce libellus, a P.S. Fournier junior incisae sunt."    In this copy, preliminary pages [2–6, 8, 11–14] are blank except for the printed frame.    Binding: Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, covers framed with gilt roll, spine with gilt-stamped title and floral decorations, board edges with gilt fillet and turn-ins with gilt roll. All edges gilt.         Brunet, II, 26; Schweiger, II, 177; Bondy, Miniature Books, p. 24; Spielmann, Miniature Books, no. 95; Ducourtieux, no. 197, p. 314. Binding as above; joints and extremities lightly rubbed, all gilt bright. Four leaves with small spot of stain to lower margin at edge, and a few tiny spots elsewhere; overall, clean and lovely. => A remarkably appealing little volume.

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        Cavelieri Bergomatis Ord. Eremit Sancti Augustini Congr. Observ. Lome Sacrae Theologiae Lectoris Emerti Opera Omnia Liturgica.

      TYPOGRAPHIA REMONDIANA, VENETIIS 1758 - (title cont) Seu Commentaria in Authentica Sacrae Rituum Congregationis Decreta ad Romanum, Omnibusque in Hac Novissima Editione Ab Auctore Postumis Autum & Perpetuo Emandatum, Atque Integro Tomo Ex Manuscriptis Ejus Sobedis Nunc Primum Collecto Locupletatum translates to: Cavelieri Bergomatis Ord. Eremit Congregation of St. Augustine . Obserr. Opera follows that every liturgical Lome to buy a reader of Sacred Theology The decrees of the Sacred Congregation of Rites, seu Commentarius in authentic to the Roman , the author of all was this from the last Edition of eternal emandatus Autum posthumous children , from the manuscripts , and the whole of his Sobedis Nunc Primum Collecta Locupletatum Tomo ADDITIONAL POSTAGE REQUIRED written in latin, pages age toned, cover worn and creasing, foxing, end papers, previous owners book plate on inside of front cover, hinges cracked DATE PUBLISHED: 1758 EDITION: 223

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        The Roman Antiquities Of Dionysius Halicarnassensis, Translated Into English, With Notes And Dissertations By Edward Spelman, Esq.

      London: Booksellers Of London And Westminster, 1758. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Printing Four Volumes, Complete, 11" Tall, 456 + Errata To Vol I At End; 439 + Errata To Vol Ii At End; 438 + Errata To Volume Iii At End; 516 (Including Index And Advertisement) + Errata To Vol Iv At End. Original Speckled Calf, Very Nicely Rebacked In Full Calf, Five Bands, Gilt In All Compartments, Morocco Spine Labels. Moderate Wear To Boards, Spines Clean And Excellent. In Each Volume There Is A Large, Elaborate Personal Bookplate Of M. Robert Guggenheim, Washington (Signed "Bird '07"). Boards Worn Through At Corners And Much Of Bottom Edges, But Binding Very Strong, Hinges Tight, No Other Names Or Marks, No Stains. Dionysius Of Halicarnassus (Greek: ????????? ?????????? ????????????? "Dionysios Son Of Alexandros Of Halikarnassos", C. 60 Bc - After 7 Bc) Was A Greek Historian And Teacher Of Rhetoric, Who Flourished During The Reign Of Caesar Augustus. His Literary Style Was Atticistic - Imitating Classical Attic Greek In Its Prime. He Went To Rome After The Termination Of The Civil Wars, And Spent Twenty-Two Years Studying Latin And Literature And Preparing Materials For His History. During This Period, He Gave Lessons In Rhetoric, And Enjoyed The Society Of Many Distinguished Men. The Date Of His Death Is Unknown. His Great Work, Entitled ??????? ??????????? (Rhomaike Archaiologia, Roman Antiquities), Embraced The History Of Rome From The Mythical Period To The Beginning Of The First Punic War. It Was Divided Into Twenty Books, Of Which The First Nine Remain Entire, The Tenth And Eleventh Are Nearly Complete, And The Remaining Books Exist In Fragments In The Excerpts Of Constantine Porphyrogenitus And An Epitome Discovered By Angelo Mai In A Milan Manuscript. The First Three Books Of Appian, Plutarch's Life Of Camillus And Life Of Coriolanus Also Embody Much Of Dionysius. His Chief Object Was To Reconcile The Greeks To The Rule Of Rome, By Dilating Upon The Good Qualities Of Their Conquerors And Also By Arguing, Using More Ancient Sources, That The Romans Were Genuine Descendants Of The Older Greeks. According To Him, History Is Philosophy Teaching By Examples, And This Idea He Has Carried Out From The Point Of View Of A Greek Rhetorician. But He Carefully Consulted The Best Authorities, And His Work And That Of Livy Are The Only Connected And Detailed Extant Accounts Of Early Roman History. In 1742 Spelman (D. 1767) Translated Xenophon's Anabasis, Under The Title 'The Expedition Of Cyrus Into Persia, With Notes Critical And Historical,' London. It Went Through Several Editions, And Was Republished As Late As 1849. Spelman's Translation Was Styled By Edward Gibbon 'One Of The Most Accurate And Elegant That Any Language Has Produced'. He Also Translated 'A Fragment Out Of The Sixth Book Of Polybius,' London, 1743, And 'The Roman Antiquities Of Dionysius Halicarnassus, With Notes And Dissertations,' London, 1758. The Latter Work Won The Praise Of Adam Clarke, The Former That Of Edward Harwood [Wikipedia]. .

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        L'ami des hommes, ou traité de la population. Nouvelle édition, augmentée d'une quatrième partie et de sommaires

      A Avignon 1758-1759 - viii, 220, 303; 301, 252pp. 2 vols (Tome 1-4 in 2), cloth [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Volume primo (secondo e terzo) de' Baccanali, seconda edizione ampliata e corretta

      Bologna 1758 - 3 vol. in 8°, pp. XVI, 272 + (8), 292 + (8), 289, (3). All'antiporta del primo volume ritratto dell'autore in allegorico e decorativo medaglione inciso in rame. Frontespizi ornati da grandi vignette figurate mentre nel testo numerose testatine e finalini sempre incisi in rame. Legatura coeva in cartoncino spruzzato, tasselli con titoli dorati, tagli marmorizzati. Nei primi due volumi alcuni poemetti ispirati ai cibi, banchetti, feste, caccia e giochi, mentre il terzo volume contiene la Tabaccheide, componimento dedicato al solo tabacco, "la droga dei poeti". Esemplare completo, ottimo. Girolamo Baruffaldi (1675 - 1755) fu presbitero, poeta e letterato, noto anche per aver ideato falsi filologici e localistici. Coltivò l'archeologia, la storia e la poesia. Famoso per la composizione di una Storia di Ferrara - 1700, e soprattutto de Il Canapaio - 1741. Scrisseanche Rime scelte dei poeti ferraresi, con un buon numero di false attribuzioni di testi a poeti ferraresi, che ingannarono in seguito Foscolo e Carducci, e soprattutto Leopardi che inserì nella Crestomanzia poetica due sonetti spacciati dal Baruffaldi come di Brunelleschi e di Leonello d'Este. Viene considerato come uno dei più geniali falsari nel campo della letteratura antica.

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        Documento con firma autografa. Datato 31 marzo 1758

      1758. Firma autografa del Duca di Savoia su documento di cancelleria relativo a provvedimenti amministrativi del Senato del Regno di Sardegna. Controfirmato da vari funzionari; con bel sigillo in cera sotto carta alle armi sabaude. Accluse le memorie degli atti, per un totale di 5 pagine. Unito: documento manoscritto di cancelleria datato 1787 sempre relativo a questioni amministrative.

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        Land van Heusden - Bernard Jacob de Roij (Roy), 1758.

      GEDETAILLEERDE WATERKAART VAN HET LAND VAN HEUSDENGravure vervaardigd van drie koperplaten in 1758 door militair ingenieur Bernard Jacob de Roij (tekenaar), P.A. Ketelaar (landmeter) en Gijbert Beket. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 56 x 137 cm.We zien het ontwerp voor het maken van een zgn. overlaat om de wateroverlast uit de rivier de Maas te beperken. Deze diende ?s winters het Bosscheveld van het overstromingswater over de Langstraatse Buitenvelden en door het Oude-Maasje, in het Bergscheveld of de Zuid-Hollandse waard te ontlasten. Daarnaast diende het de doorstroming van het water van de Waal naar de Maas door het Kanaal van St. Andries en over de Heerenwaardsen overlaat te bevorderen, waardoor ook de Waal en de Merwede ook enigszins konden worden ontlast.De wateroverlast is op een gegeven ogenblik niet meer tolerabel. Als gevolg hiervan zijn er in de 19de eeuw plannen gemaakt om de Merwede/Waal/Rijn geheel te scheiden van de Maas. Hierop werd in 1883 besloten tot het graven van de Bergsche Maas. De Bergsche Maas deelt sindsdien het historische Land van Heusden in twee?n.?2.650,- (incl. lijst).

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        Book of Common Prayer

      1758. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer. Cambridge: Joseph Bentham, and Benj. Dod, 1758. Quarto, contemporary full green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $2200.Lovely 1758 Cambridge quarto edition of the magisterial Book of Common Prayer, handsomely bound in contemporary full morocco-gilt.Born of Thomas CranmerÂ’s desire for liturgical texts upon which all of EuropeÂ’s Protestant, English-speaking churches could agree, and which all English-speaking believers could easily comprehend, the Book of Common Prayer, first issued in 1549, has become what Diarmaid MacCulloch calls “one of a handful of texts to have decided the future of a world language.” “Cranmer had been a Cambridge scholar (he had held a lectureship in Biblical studies) and a diplomat, before being plucked by Henry VIII to be archbishop, and he almost certainly did not imagine that he was writing one of the great, abiding works of English literatureÂ… But the acute poetry, balanced sonorities, heavy order, and direct intimacy of CranmerÂ’s prose have achieved permanence, and many of his phrases and sentences are as famous as lines from Shakespeare or the King James Bible” (The New Yorker). Beyond its vocabulary and phraseology, the prayer book is “for most Englishmen second only to the Bible” (PMM 75). Bound with a contemporary edition of Sternhold and HopkinsÂ’ popular metrical psalter. Though the title page is dated 1758, this copy contains four cancel leaves (2C1-4) with prayers celebrating the accession of George III in 1760, instead of the prayers commemorating the accession of George II as called for in the Table of Contents (”A Form of Prayer for the 22d Day of June”). Also included (leaf 2C4r) is a proclamation by George III dated 7 October 1761. Griffiths 1758:6. Old owner inscriptions.Occasional light foxing. Restoration to gutter of leaf [C5]. Spine toned to brown, one vertical crack; light abrasions to boards. A handsome volume in near-fine condition.

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        Die russischen Gefangenen in Berlin, 1758

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten rechts signiert und datiert: "D. Chodowieck del. & sculp. Berolini 1758". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 12 IIb/II. Grösse: 10,7 x 16,6 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Blatt: 11,3 x 17,1 cm. Beschreibung: Sehr interessante Darstellung, rechts am Rand mit einem Selbstbildnis Chodowieckis. "Die ersten russischen Gefangenen im Jahre 1758 in berlin von preussischem Militair eskortirt. Links ein Grenadier, der die zerlumpten Gefangenen abwehrt, rechts ein zweiter Grenadier, der von der neben ihm stehenden Dame, des Künstlers Gattin, Geld empfängt, neben ihr unser Künstler selbst. In der Mitte giebt eine Dame, Dlle Lecoq, nacherige Gattin des Predigers Erman, einem Gefangenen Geld in den Hut." (Engelmann 1857, S. 11). Sehr schöner Abdruck des letzten Zustandes mit schönen Plattentun, der die ganze Darstellung in eine harmonische Schattierung taucht. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Book of Common Prayer

      , 1758. 1758. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer. Cambridge: Joseph Bentham, and Benj. Dod, 1758. Quarto, contemporary full green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $2200.Lovely 1758 Cambridge quarto edition of the magisterial Book of Common Prayer, handsomely bound in contemporary full morocco-gilt.Born of Thomas Cranmer

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        Chimie métallurgique dans laquelle on trouvera la théorie & la pratique de cet art. Avec des expériences sur la densité des alliages des métaux & des demi-métaux, & un abrégé de docimastique. Trad. de l'allemand.

      P., Briasson, 1758, 2 vol. in 12, de XII-296pp. & XVII-351pp. ill. de 2 tableaux dépl. et de 4 planches gravées dépl. d'instruments. pl. basane marbrée époque, dos orné. Bel exemplaire. Première édition française traduite par le Baron d'Holbach. Gellert fut le premier à introduire la méthode d'extraction à froid des métaux de leur minerai par l'amalgame avec le mercure. Le tableau des affinités des éléments, avec 28 colonnes de symboles, contenu dans l'ouvrage est aussi particulièrement intéressant. Inspecteur des mines de Saxe, puis administrateur des fonderies et forges d'Heidelberg, il devint dès sa fondation en 1765 professeur de chimie métallurgique à la fameuse Bergakademie de Freiberg. ¶ Duveen p.242 "Gellert was the first to introduce the method of extracting metals from their ores by amalgamation with mercury in the cold..." - Partington II.710 - Poggendorff I.870

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

      chez Vincent, 1758. Tre volumi di cm. 16,5, pp. c, 424; xix (1) 4, 536; xvi, 460. Antiporta incisa al primo volume con ritratto del duca di Rohan. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di quest'opera che testimonia della guerra per la conquista della Valtellina da parte dei francesi e più generalmente della storia seicentesca di questo travagliato territorio.

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        De l'Esprit

      Paris, Durand, 1758, in 4°, de 2ff-XXII-643pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, coiffes usées restaurées, coins usés, mouillure marginale aux 1ers ff., qq. rouss.Exemplaire de la version dite "B". Edition originale de ce célèbre ouvrage qui fit scandale à sa parution et fut condamné. L'auteur y défend le sensualisme, et prend pour bases de sa moralité l'utilité et le plaisir. Mais ce furent ses idées de réforme sociale et politique qui choquèrent le plus le pouvoir. Trois versions différentes, selon D. W. Smith, de l'édition originale furent publiées. Les quelques exemplaires de la première version "A" rarissime, sont ceux qu'Helvétius put donner à ses amis avant que l'ouvrage ne fut saisi. Certains passages furent alors censurés et réécrits, et c'est cette version "B" remaniée, dite à tort cartonnée, qui parut le 27 juillet 1758. La 3eme version "C" est une édition clandestine de Durand, réimprimée avec la typographie de la version "A", mais les cartons de la version "B". ¶ D. W. Smith, French Studies, vol. XVIII, Oxford 1964, p.332 à 344. - Tchemerzine VI/188 - Cioranescu III/33643 - Kress 5710.

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        Voyage to South-America

      1758. First Edition . (SOUTH AMERICA) ULLOA, Antonio de and JUAN, George. Voyage to SouthAmerica: Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces, &c. on that Extensive Continent. London: L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1758. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary full brown speckled calf, raised bands, russet morocco spine labels. $1650.First edition in English of this landmark account of scientific exploration, filled with perceptive observations on the anthropology, flora, fauna, geology and mineralogy of South America, as well as an assessment of the current Spanish political situation, with seven engraved plates of city plans, landscapes, and native life.Spanish admiral and polymath Antonio de Ulloa and scientist Jorge Juan y Santacilla accompanied the 1736 expedition, sponsored by the Paris Academy of Sciences, to the equinoctial regions of South America with instructions to measure the arc of meridian from that area, in order to calculate the true shape of the earth. The party travelled throughout western South America, exploring the Andes and the upper Amazon basin, crossing patagonian deserts, and visiting major cities. Originally published in Madrid in 1748, Ulloa and JuanÂ’s account of the mission is filled with perceptive observations on anthropology, flora, fauna, cartography, geology, disease, magnetism, and mineralogy. Appearing ten years after WalterÂ’s account of AnsonÂ’s voyages, this work provided the British with valuable new political information concerning Spanish territories in South America. “Juan and UlloaÂ’s Travels may be selected as the most entertaining and satisfactory work of its kind; they are the acknowledged source of much that has been published in other forms” (Sabin). This translation does not include VegaÂ’s account of the Incas nor JuanÂ’s separately published scientific observations. Cox II, 275. Hill 1741. Sabin 36813. Owner signature.Text and plates fine, inner hinges expertly reinforced, light restoration to contemporary bindings. An extremely good copy.

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        Suriname, kaart van de kolonie - Alexandre de Lavaux, 1758.

      ?Algemeene Kaart van de Colonie of Provintie van Suriname met de Rivieren, Districten, Ontdekkingen door Militaire Togten, en de Grootte der gemeeten Plantagien ?. Kopergravure in 4 bladen vervaardigd ca. 1758 door Hendrick de Leth naar het ontwerp van Alexandre de Lavaux. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 109 x 109 cm. Gemonteerd op linnen.Omdat de bestaande kaarten van de kolonie niet meer toereikend waren zaten de directeuren van de Sociëteit van Suriname al lang verlegen om een goede nieuwe kaart. Plantage eigenaren stoorden zich namelijk weinig aan de voorschriften ten aanzien van het meten van hun gronden en het registreren ervan. In 1734 liet Alexander de Lavaux - vaandrig in dienst van de Sociëteit en gezworen landmeter van Suriname - de directeuren weten dat hij al twee jaar bezig was met een nieuwe kaart, die bovendien al bijna gereed was. Op hun verzoek werd de kaart in 1737 in Amsterdam gegraveerd. De kaart, waarvan het noorden onder ligt, omvat in het bijzonder het cultuurgebied langs de Suriname- en Commewijne rivieren. Er zijn 436 plantages op aangegeven, die opgenoemd worden in de legenda, vergezeld van opgaven over oppervlakten en eigenaars. Voor het eerst staan alle cultuurgebieden in de omgeving op één kaart ingetekend. In de binnenlanden zien we o.m. ?wegloopers dorpen? die in brand staan en andere getuigenissen van acties tegen de Marrons waarbij De Lavaux betrokken is geweest.De Lavaux was teleurgesteld over zijn betaling als cartograaf, waarop hij zonder de autoriteiten te waarschuwen in januari 1741 zich inscheepte naar St. Eustatius. In feite maakte hij daarmee zich schuldig aan desertie. Hij werd uitgeleverd en gevangengezet in Fort Zeelandia, boven de ingang van het fort. Hij klaagde dat hij gek werd in zijn gevang en schreef lange brieven aan de gouverneur. Hierin beschuldigde hij de soldaten ervan allerlei vreemde zaken in het fort uit te halen zoals duivelsbezwering en andere obia. In 1744 werd De Lavaux uit Suriname verbannen.Op de kaart staat een groot decoratief cartouche met het gekroonde wapen van de Staten-Generaal, dieren en platen, alsmede het wapen van Amsterdam, van de West Indische Compagnie en van Cornelis van Aerssen (gouverneur van Suriname vanaf 1683, zijn familie bezat een derde van de kolonie tot 1770) en het SS monogram van de Sociëteit die Van Aerssen had opgericht, alles onder het motto ?Justitia Pietas Fides?.---Copper engraving after Alexandre de Lavaux, engraved by Hendrick de Leth, printed on 4 sheets mounted on linen together with letterpress ?Naamlyst? below, 3 cartouches, inset map of the Guyanas and inset plan of Paramaribo, together 109 x109 cm., published in Amsterdam c. 1758. Colured by a later hand.Impressive and very rare map showing all the plantations on the Cottica, Commewijne and Suriname rivers. It is the large, completely new engraved edition of this map, and the largest of the Lavaux maps, with added the ?Oranje weg? which was constructed in 1752. The map was to replace older maps that gave insufficient information on the plantations and their situation. Depicted are also several ?wegloopersdorpen? in the outbacks on fire, villages in which runaway slaves, the so-called Marrons, of African origin, lived and many of which were burned down by the colonial troops.Prijs: ? 5.850,- (incl. lijst).

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        Paradise Lost; Paradise Regained

      1758. MILTON, John. Paradise Lost. WITH: Paradise Regain’d. Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson, 1758. Two volumes. Octavo, mid-20th century full red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in custom slipcase. $3600.First Baskerville Press edition of Milton’s Paradise Lost—“one of the greatest poems in the English language”—and other works, handsomely bound.First published in 1667, “Paradise Lost is generally conceded to be one of the greatest poems in the English language; and there is no religious epic in English which measures up to Milton’s masterpiece… Milton performed an artist’s service to his God” (Magill, 511, 515). The sequel, Paradise Regained, followed in 1671. This first Baskerville Press edition of Milton (1759 and 1760 editions followed) occupies a considerably important place in the history of printing, for it carries Baskerville’s three-page preface to Paradise Lost in which he states his aims and ideals as a fine printer and comments on type, ink and other elements of his craft—his only such published statement: “It is not my desire to print many books; but such only as are books of Consequence… which the public may be pleased to see in an elegant dress…” This edition, from the text of Thomas Newton, also includes Sampson Agonistes, Poems on Several Occasions and a 49-page Life of Milton (the latter bound herein in Volume II). Simultaneously issued in quarto. Volume I with list of “Subscriber’s Names.” Gaskell 4a, 5a. Minor holes to top margin of gathering E in Volume II. Fine condition.

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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

      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". 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. Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose in Pater-noster-Row, London, 1758.

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