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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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        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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        A substantial collection of autographs by German, French, and British oriental scholars.

      Various places, 17th through 21st centuries, but mainly 19th century. - 134 described units in folders, each mostly containing letters, manuscripts or other documents by a single writer, comprising a total of more than 300 pages in various formats: folio, 4to, 8vo, 12mo. In excellent condition throughout, stored within acid-free tissue covers in two large cardboard collection cases. The unique value of this sweeping anthology, which offers ample material for research, lies in its inclusiveness and scope. Among the great scholars whose letters and postcards, manuscripts, and occasional photographs are united in this vast trove are such great names of oriental scholarship as Silvestre de Sacy (1758-1838); Anquetil-Duperron (1731-1805), the founder of Persian studies in Europe; Antoine-L

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        The Scripture Doctrine of Original Sin stated and defended In a Summer Mornings Conversation between a minister and a neighbour Containing remarks on a late anonymous pamphlet intitled A Winter Evenings Conversation upon the Doctrine of Original Sin

      

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        De l'esprit... Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée sur un Exemplaire non chatré de la premiere Edition...

      chez Durand, 1758. Due volumi di cm. 21, pp. (4) xiiii, 318 (2); xiii (1) 334 (2). Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti ai dorsi. Esemplare freschissimo e particolarmente marginoso, in barbe. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione apparsa presso lo stesso editore e lo stesso anno dell'originale, rara e non menzionata dalle principali bibliografie consultate.

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        THE ART OF ANGLING IMPROVED, in all its parts, Especially Fly-Fishing: Containing a Particular Account of the several Sorts of Fresh-Water Fish, with their most proper Baits. Also The Names, Colors, and Seasons of all the most Useful Flies.

      Worcester, printed by M. Olivers, no date circa 1758.. With Directions for Making each Fly. &c. The whole Interspers’d with many Curious and Uncommon Observations. FIRST EDITION circa 1758. Small 8vo, bound in fours, approximately 145 x 95 mm, 5¾ x 3½ inches, LACKS 2 LEAVES AT END. Pages: [4], 1-95, (1), lacking 91-94, final page is a blank, head- and tailpieces, first initial historiated, bound in green roan, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt rules to edges of covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Old ink name to title page, not affecting text, bookplate to first pastedown with the same name. Text nice and clean, lacking 2 leaves as already mentioned, otherwise a very good copy. The date of the first edition is disputed, the majority of the bibliographers and cataloguers opting for 1758?, but some preferring 1746. See Bibliotheca Piscatoria by Westwood & Satchell, pages 39-40: "The first edition appeared in the name of Richard Bowlker but in the second edition Charles Bowlker seems to lay claim to the work"; The Library of the late John Gerard Heckscher of New York City, 251. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A plan for the establishing a working-school,

      4to, 15 + (1)pp., margins a little dusted in places, printed on heavy paper, early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and lettered, with the armorial bookplate of Ferguson of Raith on front pastedown. A very good copy.Publisher: London, John Ward,Year: 1758Edition: First edition.

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        The Journal of Jeffery Amherst: Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 to 1763

      The Journal of Jeffery Amherst: Recording the Military Career of General Amherst in America from 1758 to 1763 Jeffery Amherst; J. Clarence Webster, editor. Published by The Ryerson Press, Toronto, and the University of Chicago Press, 1931. The Canadian Historical Studies. 341 pages. This is copy number 225 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Blue cloth boards, gilt front and spine titles, rough cut edges; top edge blue. Title page in blue ink. Contents: General Editor's Forward, Chief Events and Dates in The Journal, Introduction and Index. 35 illustrations including colored portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. This very rare copy is in near fine condition. Light wear to boards, blue 2.5 cm mark to pastedown, light toning to endpapers; otherwise in fine condition without marks, tears or folds. Pages are white and clean; binding is firm. Jeffery Amherst 's journal was discovered in 1925 and is of significant historical importance.

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        Oeuvres [..], nouvelle édition revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée par l'auteur. Tome premier [-troisieme].

      chez Arkstée & Merkus, 1758. 3 volumi in-4° (cm. 25,5), legature coeve in p. pelle maculata con nervi, decorazioni e titoli in oro ai dorsi (piccolo strappo alle cuffie superiori di due tomi), tagli rossi, fogli di guardia marmorizzati; pp. [4], LXXXVI, 527, [1b.]; [4], XVI, 634; [4], 607, [5], 611-638, [2 bb.] in ottimo stato, fresche e crocchianti, e 2 carte geografiche ripiegate f.t. al primo tomo; una testatina incisa in rame (N. Le Mire) e finalini in silografia; sporadicissime fioriture. Edizione postuma curata da Francois Richer e dal figlio dell'autore da cui derivano praticamente tutte le altre [cfr. Domenico Felice. Pour l'histoire de la reception de Montesquieu en Italie, Clueb 2006, p. 8]. Include l'Éloge de Monsieur le president de Montesquieu e l'Analyse de l'espririt des loix di d'Alembert. Cfr. Kress 09424; Higgs1882. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Kort begrip der oude en nieuwe staatkundige geographie. Behelzende eene beschrijving der heerschappyen, inwelken de aarde verdeeld is: haare gelegenheid, grootte, luchts- en grondsgesteldheid, voortbrengselen, rivieren, regeeringsstaat, aart en godsdienst der inwooners,...Amsterdam and Utrecht, Covens and Mortier and Jan Jakob van Poolsum, 1758. 8vo. Contemporary vellum.

      Tiele, Bibl. 514 note; Goodman, The Dutch Impact on Japan, p. 102. Sixth edition of the Dutch translation of a famous and extensive work on the geography of the world by Johann Hübner, rector in Hamburg. The larger part of the book consists of short descriptions of the countries, regions and cities of Europe, while the last chapters are dedicated to Asia, Africa and America. The Dutch editions of Hübner's writings were imported into Japan and formed an important source of geographical knowledge in the Tokugawa period.Opening flyleaves and title-page foxed; otherwise a very good copy.

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        De L'Esprit

      1758 - Helvetius, De L'Esprit, 1758. 4to, original calf binding in very good condition, gilt and label on spine intact, some weakening of front hinge. [4], xxii, 643, [1]. Collation: [2], a-c3, A-Mmmm2. Verso of Mmmm2 is approbation and privilege. Red pencil markings, underlining of earlier reader, This appears to be the second issue of the first edition. Shipping: $8.00 domestic, $40.00 international. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Philosophiae naturalis theoria redacta ad unicam legem virium in natura existentium.

      Vienna: In Officina Libraria Kaliwodiana, 1758. An exceptionally fine copy, in untouched contemporary blind tooled pigskin, of "Boscovich's masterpiece" (Norman), a work "now recognized as a fundamental influence on modern mathematical physics" (Printing and the Mind of Man), and a notorious rarity. Only two copies of this rare work have appeared at auction: 1. The Honeyman-Garden copy - this lacked the 16-page letter to Scherffer. 2. The Norman-Freilich copy - this had one gathering supplied from another, shorter, copy, and was in a 19th-century binding. ?PMM 203; Norman 277; Garden Sale 150; Freilich Sale 73; Honeyman Sale 427. Its impact was felt by such scientific luminaries as Joseph Priestley, Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, Lord Kelvin, J. J. Thompson, and Niels Bohr. Boscovich suggests that a single law is the basis of all natural phenomena and of the properties of matter, and that the multiplicity of physical forces is only apparent and due to inadequate mathematical knowledge, anticipating the modern search for a unified field theory. The chapter 'De Spatio, & Tempore, ut a nobis cognoscuntur' ('Space and Time as They are Perceived by Us') can be seen as an anticipation of the theory of relativity, and his discussion of cosmology postulates a version of the current 'many-universes' scenario. His attempt to explain the structure of matter in terms of 'point atoms,' together with a law of force acting between them, anticipates the modern theory of quarks. In 1958, Werner Heisenberg wrote: "Boscovich's work contains numerous ideas that have found their deserved place only in the modern physics of the past 50 years, proving that Boscovich based his investigations in natural sciences on valid philosophical suppositions." OCLC locates US copies at Harvard, Yale, Chicago, Stanford, Indiana, Oklahoma, & Holy Cross. Of these, the Holy Cross copy is actually of the 1759 reprint and the Yale copy lacks the letter to Scherffer. "The first edition is very rare: there was no copy in Lancelot Law Whyte's Boscovich collection sold in our London rooms 1964; and indeed only one other copy can be traced in the auction records for more than thirty years" (Garden Sale, Sotheby's 1989). "The 'Theory of Natural Philosophy' is now recognized as having exerted a fundamental influence on modern mathematical physics. Its author was born at Ragusa (Dubrovnik). He became a Jesuit and spent most of his life in Italy as professor of mathematics at the Collegium Romanum and at Pavia, and as director of the Observatory at Milan, and he also held academic posts in Vienna and Paris. "Boscovich's theories are concerned in the first place with the constitution of matter, the behaviour of physical forces, and the nature of atoms and of light. Lucretius's theory conceived of atoms as hard particles in continual motion in a void, influencing each other by impact. His discussion of their relation to the various substances of nature is of the most general kind. Newton was an atomist with a clear notion of inter-atomic forces. Boscovich's views are different and come nearer certain ideas of modern physics. As the title of his book implies, he considered that a single law was the basis of all natural phenomena and of the properties of matter; that the multiplicity of physical forces was only apparent and due to inadequate mathematical knowledge. "These 'point-atoms' of Boscovich were deemed to have a position - but no extension - in space, and to possess mass. Boscovich believed that each atom is surrounded by a field of force, alternately positive and negative through a number of cycles. The force exists whether there is at any point another atom for it to act upon, or not. Newton (and every other atomist) could_not believe in the continuity of matter. Descartes did, for he was not an atomist. "The Theoria had an immediate success in scientific circles, even though it was regarded as no more than speculation. Joseph Priestley read it and a century later Faraday was influenced by it. Clerk Maxwell described its contents in his Encyclopaedia Britannica article on the atom. Lord Kelvin cited Boscovich frequently, and J.J. Thomson referred to him when describing the electron and his own idea of successive rings or shells of electrons in the atom, only the outer ones of which are chemically operative. This in its turn led to the work of Niels Bohr, who showed that the energy of the electron revolving in its fixed orbit was transformed into light energy of a definite frequency" (PMM). It has become clear in recent years that the Theoria contains remarkable anticipations of modern theoretical physics and cosmology. "Although best known for its contribution to dynamical atomism and matter theory, the book also included considerations of a cosmological nature. For example, Boscovich imagined that, apart from our space, there might exist other spaces with which we are not causally connected. His conception of the universe was relativistic, such as illustrated by a passage from the end of Theoria, which may bring to mind much later cosmological ideas: 'If the whole Universe within our sight were moved by a parallel motion in any direction, & at the same time rotated through any angle, we could never be aware of the motion or the rotation ... Moreover, it might be the case that the whole Universe within our sight should daily contract or expand, while the scale of forces contracted or expanded in the same ratio; if such a thing did happen, there would be no change of ideas in our mind, & so we should have no feeling that such a change was taking place.' Boscovich imagined all matter to consist of point-atoms bound together by Newtonian-like attractive and repulsive forces. If no forces were present, a body might pass freely through another without any collision (after all, points have no extension in space). The possibility led him to a daring cosmological speculation: 'There might be a large number of material 8c sensible universes existing in the same space, separated one from the other in such a way that one was perfectly independent of the other, & the one could never acquire any indication of the existence of the other.' Boscovich did not elaborate. Here we have, in 1758, a new version of the many-universe scenario: not different universes distributed in space and time, but coexisting here and now. It was surely a scenario that harmonized in spirit with ideas that some cosmologists would propose more than two hundred years later" (Kragh, Conceptions of Cosmos, p. 82). "Boscovich explained all the forms of matter in terms of a single kind of elementary particle, which he supposed to be impenetrable, point-sized, and floating in a vacuum. The varied forms of matter resulted from the relative positions and velocities of these fundamental particles. Boscovich determined that at very small distances these force between the fundamental particles must be repulsive, and that as the distance was reduced to zero the force must increase without limit, so that the particles could never actually touch. At large distances the force was attractive and decreased as the square of the distance, being equivalent to gravitation. At intermediate distances the force was alternately attractive and repulsive. Boscovich's theory predicts a number of phenomena he could not have anticipated. For example, his particles can never be absolutely motionless, a constraint that applies to real atoms obeying the rules of quantum mechanics. Because the force between particles alternates between attraction and repulsion there are several points of stable equilibrium favoring the creation of bound systems in which the particles can have certain discrete separations. The equilibrium points could be regarded as a crude approximation of the quantized orbitals or energy levels, of electrons in an atom. Phillip M. Rinard, writing in American Journal of Physics in 1976, pointed out that Boscovich's force law might also describe some of the apparent interactions of quarks. Like the electrons in atoms, quarks bind together in stable, quantized orbitals, which could be interpreted in terms of the equilibrium points intrinsic to Boscovich's theory. Furthermore, beyond each equilibrium point is a region characterized by an attractive force so that quarks pulled apart would tend to return to their equilibrium configuration. If the attractive potential were large enough (Boscovich did not specify its magnitude), the quarks might be permanently confined" (daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/B/Boscovich.html). The work was edited by the Jesuit Karl Scherffer (1716-83), supervisor of the Observatory at Graz, later Professor of Mathematics in Vienna, where he introduced Newton's Principia. Scherffer had provided impetus to Boscovich's work by suggesting that he consider the centre of oscillation, and in gratitude Boscovich appended to his great work a letter to Scherffer in which he extends his important theorem on the equilibrium of three point-atoms to any number of atoms. On February 13, 1758, Boscovich dedicated his work to Cardinal Migazzi, Archbishop of Vienna. On March 4, with the Theoria still in the hands of the printers, Boscovich travelled back to Italy, arriving in Rome in May. The first copies of the Theoria were sent to protectors and friends in Vienna on August 22; by November 21 the edition was sold out. The work was reprinted at Vienna in 1759, and a revised edition appeared in Venice in 1763. Riccardi, 1:180; A. de Backer and C. Sommervogel, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus, vol. 1, cols. 1840-41; Lancelot L. Whyte, ed., Roger Joseph Boscovich, S.J., F.R.S., 1711-1787: Studies of His Life and Work on the 250th Anniversary of His Birth (London: Allen & Unwin, 1961). 4to (210 x 166 mm), pp. [28], 322 pp., [4] (index and 'Monitum'), 16 (letter to Scherffer), with 75 diagrams printed on 4 folding engraved plates (old paper repair to folding of the last plate). Title page re-hinged and inner hinges repaired with Japanese paper. Beautiful contemporary blind tolled pigskin with the original brass clasps preserved. Exceptionally rare in such fine condition.

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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. 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). Very Good.

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        Histoire naturelle, civile et geographique de l'Orenoque. Et des principales Rivières qui s'y jettent dans..

      Avignon, Chez la Veuve de F. Girard, 1758, tre volumi in 8vo (cm. 9,5 x 16,5) legature in piena pelle coeva con titoli dorati ai dorsi, tagli rossi, pp. XVIII, (8), 388, (4) con una tavola e una grande carta geografica più volte ripiegata fuori testo + pp. (2), 334, (2) con una tavola fuori testo + pp. (6), 332. Gumilla (1690-1758) fu il responsabile della spedizione dei Padri Gesuiti in Orinoco e, nel 1738, divenne rettore del Collegio di Cartagena. Durante un breve ritorno in Spagna (1739-1745), egli compose una descrizione di quelle regioni, che Sabin afferma essere la più curiosa ed interessante sino ad allora pubblicata. Il suo stile narrativo richiama le opere enciclopediche del secolo precedente, e comprende una vasta catalogazione delle varietà botaniche e zoologiche di quelle zone, i costumi e le abitudini dei nativi, oltre a dettagliate informazioni storiche e geografiche. Gumilla consultò ampiamente i manoscritti dei Padri Mercado e Ribera, e con la sua opera diede un valido contributo alla conoscenza di quelle aree remote, sino ad allora meno conosciute di altre località del Sud America. Buocher de la Richarderie VI-208/209; Chadenat 854; De Baker-Sommervogel III-1950; Leclerc 678; Sabin 29277.

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        Annales politiques

      Second edition, after the original from 1757. Calf Full time. Smooth back decorated. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black morocco. Two small snags with gaps on upper cover of Volume I. Good copy. Essay on political events in France since 1658 juqu'a 1739. Considering the bitter criticism against Louis XIV whose Castel considered despotic politics, family Castel preferred a posthumous publication. The book is much more than a political essay, events being only a pretext for the author to establish its own economic and political theories of the Enlightenment. Much of the thought of the author is the happiness of the people. He is the author of the famous "Project for a perpetual peace in Europe" premises of the future Europe (CEE). To locate the character's mind, remember that it was expelled from the French Academy for criticizing how ministers were appointed by the king, when they should be elected by the Board. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. Londres 1758 in-12 (10x17cm) 402pp. et 402pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        De’ Baccanali. Seconda edizione ampliata, e corretta

      Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe, 1758. 8vo (cm.18), 3 Voll., XVI-272 pp.; 4 cc.nn., 291(1) pp.; 4 cc.nn., 289(3) pp. Frontis. figurati. Al primo vol., ritratto dell’A. inciso da A.Bulzoni in antiporta, 29 grandi testatine e 37 finalini. Cartonato posteriore con titoli oro su tassello in pelle rossa ai ds. Tagli colorati. Lievi e sporadiche fioriture altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Questa seconda edizione contiene 27 ditirambi, di cui 26 nei primi due volumi. Il terzo volume è interamente dedicato alla ‘Tabaccheide’, poemetto in onore del tabacco composto di quasi 2000 versi. Gli altri Baccanali descrivono mascherate, corse, cacce, feste, musei, giochi, banchetti, mode femminili, costumi del tempo, cibi caratteristici regionali (infatti l’opera rientra anche nelle raccolte di gastronomia) con toni molto spesso satirici o moraleggianti. Gamba, 2143; Westbury, 21.

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        A fine collection of twelve separately published Almanacs for 1758. Each one separated by a thin vellum 'spill' which protrudes along the leading edge, on which a short title is written to identify the almanac.

      1758 All in fine clean condition, bound in full contemporary crushed red morocco, gilt panelled spine, monogram similar to that of of George III in each corner & compartment; leading hinge cracked, head & tail of spine a little rubbed. 12mo.The volume contains: The Ladies Diary: or Woman's Almanack. The Gentleman's Diary, or the Mathematical Repository. Olympia domata; or, an almanack for the year of our Lord God, 1758, ...By Tycho Wing. Ephemeris, or, a Diary. Parker's Ephemeris.Merlinus Liberatus.Vox Stellarum: or, a Loyal Almanack. Remarkable News from the Stars: or, an Ephemeris. The English Apollo: or, Useful Companion. The Coelestial Diary: or, an Ephemeris. Merlinus Anglicus Junior. Speculum Anni Redivivum. Atlas Ouranios. The coelestial atlas; or, a New Ephemeris. Poor Robin.

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