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      Johann Frantz Le Roux, Strasburg 1758 - 288, 48 p.; 13 cm. Signatures: A-M12 A-B12 (12mo). Contemporary full calf with five spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled title in second compartment; gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments. And

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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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        Three page letter handwritten and signed by James Wolfe.

      Black-Heath [London]: Not published, 1758. One folio leaf folded in half, with three of the quarters containing a handwritten and signed letter by Wolfe and the other page containing the recipient name and address, forming a letter and mailing envelope together; remnants of black sealing wax remain on the edge. Addressed to "Major Walter Wolfe at Lucas's Coffee=House Dublin." James Wolfe writes a letter to his uncle dated November 17, 1758, following his return to London after successful campaigns in North American including the Siege of Louisbourg, and the Expulsion of the Acadians in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Campaign. In the letter, while most of it is speaking of health, duty and family matters, he reports "We met a Squadron of homeward bound French Men of War and did our utmost to engage them, though with inferior force..." Wolfe would go on to succeed in conquering Quebec in a victory over the French in September 1759 during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, during which he was killed in action. The fold has been strengthened and a hinge (for binding into a book) has been added. Major General James Wolfe (1727-1759). . Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Einrichtung und Disciplin eines Eidgenössischen Regiments zu Fuss und zu Pferd: Oder gründliche Anweisung, wie ein eidgenössisches Regiment Cavallerie und Infanterie capitulirt, angeworben, montirt, armirt ... werden müsse. Welchem noch beygefügt Tit. pl. Herrn Marschall von Sachsen vortreffliche Formation der Regimenter in Legionen nach schweizerischen Fuss eingerichtet. Alles aus berühmter Officieren Schriften, und eignen Sammlungen ... zusammen getragen, in III. Theil verfasst.

      Zürich, Ziegler 1758 - 1759. 3 Bände. Mit 1 gest. Frontispiz, 16 (15 mehrfach gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, 3 gest. Vignetten und einigen gefalt. Tabellen. 12 Bll., 355 S.; 8 Bll., 436 S., 1 Bl.; 8 Bll., 479 S. Lederbde. d. Zt. Jähns 2601. - Nicht im JBdA. - Eingehende Abhandlung über alle Bereiche des Miltärwesens, selbst über Marschmusik weiß der Verfasser einiges zusagen. Die Kupfer zeigen meist verschiedene Formationen. Johann Heinrich Wirz (1699-1791) war Hauptmann bei den Generalstaaten der Vereinigten Niederlande. - Die Bände jeweils mit gest. Wappenexlibris \"Joseph Ulrich Ignati von Sonnenberg, Herr zu Castellen, Fischbach\" (Gerster, Die schweizerischen Bibliothekzeichen 2121). - Etwas berieben, Rückenschilder fehlen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        THE CONDUCT OF A NOBLE COMMANDER IN AMERICA, IMPARTIALLY REVIEWED, WITH THE GENUINE CAUSES OF THE DISCONTENTS AT NEW-YORK AND HALLIFAX. AND THE TRUE OCCCASION [sic] OF THE DELAYS IN THAT IMPORTANT EXPEDITION...

      London, 1758. 45pp. Modern boards, leather label. Titlepage dust soiled, else very good. In 1756, John Campbell, fourth Earl of Loudon, was appointed captain-general and governor-in-chief of the province of Virginia, and soon after commander-in-chief of the British forces in America. He was recalled to England early in 1757 due to his inaction at Halifax, and was succeeded by Gen. Amherst. This pamphlet is an attempt to vindicate his conduct, both at New York and in Canada, as a British commander in America during the French and Indian War. HOWES C666, "aa." SABIN 15197. TPL 263. LANDE 546.

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        Three page letter handwritten and signed by James Wolfe.

      Not published, Black-Heath [London] 1758 - One folio leaf folded in half, with three of the quarters containing a handwritten and signed letter by Wolfe and the other page containing the recipient name and address, forming a letter and mailing envelope together; remnants of black sealing wax remain on the edge. Addressed to "Major Walter Wolfe at Lucas's Coffee=House Dublin." James Wolfe writes a letter to his uncle dated November 17, 1758, following his return to London after successful campaigns in North American including the Siege of Louisbourg, and the Expulsion of the Acadians in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Campaign. In the letter, while most of it is speaking of health, duty and family matters, he reports "We met a Squadron of homeward bound French Men of War and did our utmost to engage them, though with inferior force." Wolfe would go on to succeed in conquering Quebec in a victory over the French in September 1759 during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, during which he was killed in action. The fold has been strengthened and a hinge (for binding into a book) has been added. Major General James Wolfe (1727-1759). Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Histoire de la république de Venise, depuis sa fondation jusqu'à présent. Par Monsieur l'Abbé L***.

      Duchesne, Paris 1758 - T. 1: 408 S., alte Buchhändlermarke im Vorsatz; T. 2: 455 S.; T. 3: 482 S.; T. 4: (1760), 492 S.; T. 5: (1760), 564 S.; T. 6: (1764), 480 S.; T. 7: (1765), 540 S.; T. 8: (1766), 504 S.; T. 9: (1766), 587 S.; T. 10: (1767), 600 S.; T. 11: (1767), 516 S.; T. 12: (1768), 490 S., [1] Bl. Alle Bände in Leder gebunden, Rücken mit reicher Goldprägung und Titelschildern, Rundum-Rotschnitt, Lesebändchen, Vorsätze marmoriert, in einigen Bänden leichter Wurmfraß, Ecken, Kanten und Kapitale teilw. bestoßen oder leicht eingerissen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Ornamental Architecture In The Gothic, Chinese and Modern Taste, Being Above Fifty intire New Designs Of Plans, Sections, Elevatons, &c.

      8vo. Recently rebound by Bernard Middleton in dark brown speckled calf gilt; pp. [1-3], 8, 54 engraved plates; old dust marks confined, in the main, to the margins, one or two very small old ink marks, again to the margins, generally a clean copy; ex-libris the National Art Library, V&A Museum, with it's neat faint ink stamp to the foot of the title-page and the verso of the engraved plates, faint de-accession stamp to te verso of the title-page. First edition. BAL Early Printed Books 2346; Harris/Savage 606

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        The Book of Nature; or, the History of Insects...

      London: Printed for C.G. Seyffert, 1758. [iv], xx, [viii], 236, 153, lxiii, [12], engraved title vignette, 53 engraved plates. Hardback. Fo., cont. speckled calf, gilt tooled borders, raised bands to spine with gilt tooling to compartments, leather title-piece; some old scuff marks to boards. Small marginal tear to plate X, crease to lower corner of front endpaper and first few leaves, with small loss to corner of dedication leaf. Small contemporary book-plate. Fine clean copy. Including The Generation of the Frog, the History of the Ephemerus, the Changes of Flies, Butterflies, and Beetles....With the life of the author, by Herman Boerhaave... Translated from the Dutch and Latin original edition by Thomas Flloyd. Revised and improved by notes from Reaumur and others, by John Hill. First and only English edition of 'Biblia Naturae, sive Historia Insectorum', 1737-38. Swammerdam's detailed study of the anatomy of insects and other invertebrates (including a frog).Jan Swammerdam (1637-1680) was one of the most important 17th century Dutch scientists, a pioneer in the field of microscopy and insect anatomy. His works are renowned for their detailed depiction of the microscopic world of insects. [Nissen ZBI: 4057; Horn-Schenkling: 21797]

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        Dissertation physico-médicale sur les causes de plusieurs maladies dangereuses et sur les propriétés d'une liqueur purgative et vulnéraire, qui est une pharmacopée presqu'universelle

      Paris, chez Claude Hérissant fils, 1758, in 12, de 2ff. 225pp. 1f., ill. d'un front. gravé et d'une belle planche gravée d'après l'auteur représentant une cigogne s'administrant un lavement, demi-veau marbré moderne genre ancien, dos orné, lég. mouillure en marge sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale de cet ouvrage vantant les mérites "d'une liqueur purgative ayant toutes les vertus", sorte de médecine universelle. Elle a de merveilleux effets contre les venins, les maladies contagieuses comme la petite vérole et la peste, et aussi contre les vers et la colique. Le chap. XIX signale "Ce remède est incorruptible; on peut le transporter dans les quatre Parties du Monde, son usage pour les Troupes, sur-tout dans les régions méridionales, pour les Nègres, & pour tous les Animaux" (sic). Le médecin Chevalier rédigea avec son épouse Sabine Stuart Chevalier, plusieurs traités d'alchimie et de spagyrie. ¶ Dorbon n°723 "Claude Chevalier avait déjà compris les avantages ... d'une publicité bien faite..." - Blake p.86 - Wellcome II. 336

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        Apologie de Louis XIV et de son conseil, sur la révocation de l'Edit de Nantes. Pour servir de réponse à la Lettre d'un patriote sur la tolérance civile des protestans de France. Avec une Dissertation sur la journée de la S. Barthelemi

      First Edition. Copy riddled with a frontispiece. Full mottled calf time. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Head cap weakened. 3 corners bumped. Pretty good copy. The book was originally written in response to a book by Antoine Court (1695-1760), Letter from a patriot of civil tolerance of Protestants of France and the advantages résulteroient for the kingdom (1756); this is why it is written in the vocative. The author justified by historical and economic study seriously the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. "The author does a great display of" scholarship and science in the field of "political economy. Dissertation offers curious reseArches paper" (Michaud). This defense of intolerance provides very interesting remarks on demographics. Finally, the author provides economical solutions to overcome this demographic threat. Disssertation on the day of St. Bartholomew denies that it was a religious matter, and even deaths, and seeks to mitigate the historical significance. The book aroused ample indignation, including Voltaire. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. S.l. 1758 In 8 (12x20cm) (2) vj (4) 565pp. (1) lxiij (3) relié

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        The Sermons of the Right Reverend Father in God, Master Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester.on the Religious and Civil Liberties of Englishmen, &c. To which is prefixed, Bishop Latimer's Life. In two volumes

      London: J. Scott 1758 - 2 volumes, lxxxviii, 929, [36] (index) pp., frontispieces in each volume; in contemporary full leather, bindings slightly rubbed, old inked ownership markings to the front free endpaper of the first volume, else very good. Photos available upon request.

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        Historie des dreyßigjährigen Krieges und des darauf erfolgten Westphälischen Friedens (4 Bände).

      Halle, Gebauer, 1758/60. - Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Mit Anmerkungen und einer Vorrede begleitet von Friedrich Eberhard Rambach. Mit 4 gestochenen Titelvignetten, Halbpergamentbände der Zeit, 20 x 13 cm, Einbände etwas angestaubt und berieben, innen gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt.

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

      (Avignon), 1758, 1760. ____Edition la plus complète de "l'Ami des hommes". Les pages de titre des trois volumes portent une signature de l'époque, que nous n'avons pu déchiffrer : Ce lecteur attentif a écrit de nombreuses notes en marge du "Précis de l'organisation ou mémoire sur les états provinciaux" et du "Tableau économique". Il s'y montre hostile aux privilèges de la noblesse, à la puissance du clergé et le plus souvent à certaines formes d'impôts et de taxations: on doit supprimer les décimateurs "qui ne sont que des fainéants richement salariés sans autre réciprocité". "Si l'auteur vivait, il apprendrait que le moyen le plus sûr aux yeux de nos hommes d'état, consiste à toujours emprunter; parce que celui là seul est vraiment riche qui trouve à emprunter." Une piqûre de vers sans gravité à travers la première partie du 3e volume. Inversion des pièces de tomaisons par le relieur entre le volume 2 et le 3. Bon exemplaire. 6 parties en 3 volumes in-4. [252 x 188 mm] Collation : frontispice, VI, (3), 192 , (2), 266, (4) / (2), 263, (5) , (8), 278 / VIII, 80, 167 , (2), 279, (5) pp. ) 1 f. après la p. 136. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.)....

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        Civan, Roi de Bungo, Histoire Japonnaise, ou Tableau de l'Education d'un Prince.

      Londres: Jean Nourse, 1758. Two volumes, small octavo; a neat set in contemporary calf, flat spines gilt in compartments. Second edition, following a 1754 version by the same publisher. Both works are of some rarity, NUC listing a single copy of the first and only two copies of this edition. The book is a roman d'éducation about an imagined kingdom of famed serenity and good government, written for Joseph II.Madame le Prince de Beaumont (1711-1780) was a prolific writer whose work was principally known for a 'cachet religieux, moral et sensé' (NBG). Civan is dedicated to Prince Joseph (later Joseph II, first emperor of the House of Hapsburg-Lorraine) best known for an ill-fated series of reforms which attempted to improve the conditions of the peasantry. As the introduction explains, the tale of the Roi de Bungo was intended to offer the young Princes 'un Modèle digne de leur émulation'. Moreover, Beaumont saw in the example of Civan what she contended would provide 'ces Guides qu'il eut besoin de chercher chez des Estrangers'.The work's rarity is confirmed by the entry in the NBG: clearly not having the work to hand, they refer to it as 'Cida, Roi de Burgo'. It has recently been released in a scholarly reprint, edited by Alix Deguise. Slight rubbing.

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         Recherches et Considérations sur les Finances de la France depuis l'année 1595 jusqu'à l'année 1721...

      Bâle, Cramer, 1758, 2 vol. in 4°, de VIII-594 et VIII-662 pp., avec 16 tableaux dépliants, pl. basane marbrée époque, dos orné, tr. marbrées, qq. ff. très lég. brunis sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale in 4° de ce traité monumental sur la finance sous l'Ancien Régime. Forbonnais, disciple de Gournay et mercantiliste libéral, étudie le développement de la fortune publique en France, sous Sully, Mazarin, Colbert et leurs successeurs jusqu'à Law, dont il expose le système. "Dans ses Recherches et Considérations sur les Finances de France, Forbonnais étudie, année après année, toutes les questions financières qui se sont présentées et qui ont été résolues depuis la gérance de Sully sous Henri IV jusqu'à l'application du système de Law sous Louis XV. Il les combat ou il les approuve, toujours avec la même bonne foi, la même impartialité, la même recherche de l'intérêt général et pratique. Il écrit un livre d'histoire en même temps qu'une critique des oeuvres financières de ces temps ; c'est avec l'appui de nombreux documents de ces diverses époques qu'il dresse des états comparatifs" (G. Fleury, Fr. Véron de Forbonnais. 1915, pp. 293) - Selon McCulloch (p. 346) c'est la meilleure histoire des finances en France - INED, 4441 - Kress, 5692 - Weurlesse I. p.121 - Coquelin & Guillaumin I. p.794

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        YOUTH'S ENTERTAINING AND INSTRUCTIVE CALENDAR FOR THE YEAR 1759: containing an explanation of all the feasts and fasts appointed to be observed in the liturgy of the Church of England, and all other remarkable days mention'd in the common almanacks : likewise a great variety of little polite stories, tales, fables, rules of life, and other lessons of morality for every day throughout the year.

      [160] pages. Contemporary paper-covered boards. 12mo. [in sixes]. Binding very rubbed; front hinge crudely repaired; rear hinge cracked; blank corner torn from one leaf; else a clean copy. Rare. WorldCat list copies in the Opie Collection and the Osborne Library only.A similar work was issued in 1750.

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        [Op. 1A]. [Sei Sonate a Violino Solo e Basso dedicate A Sua Eccellenza Il Signor Principe Don Lorenzo Corsini... Gravee par Melle Vendome. Opera 1A.] [Score]....

      Paris: Aux adresses ordinaires, [1758]. 1f. (dedication), [i] (blank), 2-37, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Notated on two systems: violin and figured bass. Some staining and foxing; closely trimmed with slight loss to pp. 7 and 13; professional paper repair to two final leaves; title lacking. First Edition. RISM F 276 or 277 (exact identification impossible without title). Lesure p. 201. Hirsch III, 195 (different issue, with publisher's catalogue to p. [1] and no mention of dedication). Bound with: [Op. 3]. VI Sonate A Violino e Basso... Mis au jour par Huberti. Opera III. Gravé par M.elle Bertin. Prix 7. [livre] 4. s. Avec Privilege du Roy. Imprimé par Tournelle. [Score.] Paris: Mr. Bayard...Mr. de la Chevardiere... M.elle Castagneri...Mr. le Menu, [?1760]. 1f. (title), [i] (extract of Privilege du Roy,dated April 2, 1757; lower half: "Catalogue des Œuvres de M.r Huberty Ordinaire de l'Academie Royale..."), 2-25, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Paper repairs to inner margin. First Edition. RISM F 284. Not in Lesure. Publisher's catalogue is Johansson facs. 23, of 1760 (same plate, including Privilege du Roy). The placement of the words "Mis au jour... Par Huberti" to the left and right of "Opera III" (rather than among the publishers in the imprint) on the title suggests that they were added later and that there was an earlier issue without Huberti's (Huberty's) name; the inclusion of Ferrari's op. 4 in the catalogue would support this. From the André Meyer collection, with handstamp "Provenant de la collection musicale d'André Meyer Décéde en Mai 1974 F. Meyer Octobre 84," to rear pastedown. Folio. 18th century dark green quarter morocco with marbled boards, red edges. Binding worn, rubbed and bumped. Ferrari was "...considered one of Tartini's best Italian pupils... [He] composed only instrumental works, of which the most important are the violin sonatas with continuo. While his consistent use of a figured bass in these sonatas is characteristic of the Baroque, his treatment of form, melody and harmony associates him more closely with the emerging Classical style... Ferrari's use of harmonies [in op. 1, no. 5] is one of the earliest applications of this technique." Virginia D. Kock in Grove Music Online. The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music of the 20th century....

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         La Platine, l'or blanc, ou le huitième métal Recueil d'expériences faites dans les Académies royales de Londres, de Suède etc.. sur une nouvelle substance métallique tirée des mines du Pérou, qui a le poids & la fixité de l'or.... Ouvrage nécessaire... aux orfèvres, & affineurs ... Utile... à fabriquer des miroirs etc...

      Paris, Le Breton, Durand, Pissot, Lambert, 1758, in 12, de XVI-194pp. 3ff., ill. d'un tableau se dépl., pl. vélin époque, p. de titre brune, tr.rouges, (ex-libris gravé 18e Giacomo Massimiliano di Collalto e San Salvatore) Bel exemplaire. Edition originale rare. Une des première monographies en langue française consacrée au platine, métal précieux découvert au Pérou par l'astronome et militaire Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795), et décrit pour la première fois à la Royal Society par W. Watson, alors que Charles Wood isolait indépendamment l'élément dès 1741. C'est le Suédois, Scheffer, qui désigna en 1751 le platine comme le 7e élément (cf. p.37). Tous ces travaux sont résumés dans le présent volume, qui comprend aussi de nombreuses expériences autour du Platine : cristallisation, traitements avec le feu, les sels, les acides, les alliages du Platine, la coupellation, platine et antimoine, déflagration du zinc avec le platine... ¶ Duveen p.414 "Platine was first described to the Royal Society by Watson in 1750..." - Caillet 7778 "curieux et peu commun" - Nourry cat. alchimie (1927) n°313 "petit livre fort rare qui touche de très près à la génération des métaux dans les mines du moins telle que la conçoivent les alchimistes"

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        Histoire naturelle, civile et géographique de l'Orénoque, et des principales rivières qui s'y jettent

      First edition of the French translation by Marc-Antoine Eidous illustrated a larger map "of the Province and the Mission of the Society of Jesus of the New Kingdom of Granada" and two folding plates. The original Spanish edition, El Orinoco ilustrado, was published in Madrid in 1741.Binders of the time in full calf marbled fawn, back smooth decorated with boxes and gilded florets and parts as caramel and red morocco, cold filet coaching boards, all marbled.A small working toward the tail of the second volume, some tiny friction on the flat of the first volume, leather joints of Volume cracked minor, otherwise fine copy of freshness.Gumilla Joseph (1686-1750) was a Spanish Jesuit priest, missionary to Colombia and Venezuela. He left Spain in 1705 to join the New Granada (now Colombia). From 1715 and for thirty-five years he lived in the plains of the Orinoco region now belonging to Venezuela. Gumilla take this journey to learn the languages ??of Indian tribes and develop knowledge in astronomy and natural history. On his return to Madrid, he wrote his Natural History after his comments.The book focuses on both the different Indian tribes present in the vicinity Orinoco (Othomacos, Guamoes, Saliva) to their physical appearance, their languages, their customs, rituals and beliefs. The spotlight is also made to wildlife (alligators, snakes, insects, fish, turtles ...).These anthropological and naturalistic observations are nevertheless marked the religious missionary seal; Weiss in the supplement of the ancient and modern universal Biography says in effect: "Having noticed among the Indians similar customs to those of the Hebrews, he concluded that the two peoples have a common origin, and that the Indians descendant of Ham, son Noah cursed, it is with justice that the Spaniards were reduced to slavery. [...] The story of the Orinoco, despite the flaws we have against him, is a very curious book and the reading is very enjoyable. "Nice copy. Chez Dessaint et Saillant & chez Jean Mossy à Avignon à Marseille 1758 in-12 (9,5x16,5cm) xviij (8) 388pp. (4) et (2) 334pp. (4) et (2) 332pp. (4) 3 volumes reliés

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        Opere di Dante Alighieri.

      Venezia: Antonio Zatta, 1757-1758. Four quarto volumes: L'Inferno, Il Purgatorio, Il Paradiso, Prose & Rime Liriche. (16), xlviii, ccccviii; ccccxiii, (3); cccclii, (4), 104; xii, 408, (4), 264, lxxxiv, (2)pp. Illustrated throughout with 114 engraved plates, by F. Giampiccoli, J. Magnini, F. Rizzi, and B. Crivelli, after works by Italian artists Francesco Fontebasso, Gaetano Zompini, G. Schiavoni, and G. F. Marcazzi. Also with numerous engraved illustrations, vignettes, and a folding genealogy. An elegant set of Dante's works dedicated to the Russian Empress Elizaveta Petrovna. The set opens with a stately engraved portrait of the Empress and a dedicatory page with a sonnet composed by the editor, Count Cristoforo Zapata de Cisneros. The text includes a biography of the poet and annotations by scholars P. Pompeo Venturi and Gio. Antonio Volpe. According to an 1852 catalogue from Bernard Quaritch, this set was considered by the Italian literati at the time to be the most correct version of Dante's works, and "the annotations by Venturi and Volpi are especially esteemed." Bound by Petit, who succeeded the famed Parisian bookbinder Simier in 1849, in gilt-ruled red morocco with marbled endpapers and gilt dentelles on the turn-ins. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt-titled in two and richly ornamented with gilt tooling in the remaining four. Wear to corners and bottom edge, else a fine set. T.e.g. (Bernard Quaritch, New Series No. 61, April 25, 1852).

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        L'Architettura di M. Vitruvio Pollione colla Traduzione Italiana e Comento del Marchese Berardo Galiani...

      Naples: Stamperia Simoniana, 1758. Folio, with engraved frontispiece and 25 plates, woodcut diagrams and vignettes throughout; contemporary vellum. Splendid edition of Vitruvius, published in large format with 25 detailed plates specially prepared for this edition. This is the best textual edition of Vitruvius, translated and edited by Berardo Galiani, the humanist scholar who reinterpreted the classical architectural canon for eighteenth-century sensibilities. A second edition of this version appeared later the same year in Siena. The Latin text has a facing Italian translation, with the Italian commentary printed below.Vitruvius is the only classical architectural treatise to have survived into the modern era. All printed editions derive from four manuscript copies of which just three are now extant (the manuscript held by the Abbey of Montecassino was destroyed during the Second World War). Some textual differences exist between the known manuscripts; here Galiani's edition is remarkable for his careful collation and translation in order to provide the most accurate text possible. Furthermore, he was the first to produce a bibliography of previous printed editions of Vitruvius, with each entry accompanied by an informative commentary.Vitruvius, while eminently practical in many respects, was deeply concerned with the ritual and mystical magic associated with construction, building and the Roman home itself. The siting of structures was of great importance within the Roman metaphysical canon, additionally his work contains much detail on auguries associated with building, relationships between good fortune and architectural design, and similar themes. The magical and metaphysical aspects of the treatise held great influence on the Renaissance imagination, and the book came to be venerated far beyond its actual intellectual content. Light browning of a few gatherings, some plates thumbed at margins but a handsome copy.

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        French and Indian War soldier's stampless letter Flat Bush June 10, 1758 Datelined Flat Bush 6 miles above Albany Samuel Garfield to his wife

      Offered is a 1758 letter written by Samuel Garfield, to his wife in Spencer, Mass. Garfield was a soldier in the French and Indian War, and he writes from Flat Bush 6 miles above Albany. " My dear, After my kind respects to you these may serve to let you know I am well at present hoping these will find you in like manner. We are now arrived at Hudson River and has had a tedious march through the woods. We expect to march from this place in a short time and our friends and neighbors are well at present. I have nothing remarkable to tell you at this time. Only remember me to my friends and neighbors. So I remain your loving husband S// Samuel Garfield.April 11, 1720 Birthplace: Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Death: Died June 12, 1792 in Spencer, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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        Poetischer Bilderschatz der vornehmsten Biblischen Geschichte des alten und neuen Testamentes, zum erbaulichen Vergnügen der Jugend ans Licht gestellet. Erster Theil, welcher das alte Testament enthält, Zweyter Theil, welcher das neue Testament enthält.

      - 1. Teil: Mit 150 Abbildungen, Leipzig, bey Johann Gottlieb Immanuel Breitkopf, 1758, (3 Blätter), 154 Seiten, 23x14,5, Lederband mit Rückentitel, dieser berieben/bestoßen, hübsch verzierter Name von 1759 auf Vorsatz, vereinzelt etwas fingerfleckig, sonst nur geringe Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, beigebunden: 2. Teil: Mit 150 Abbildungen, Leipzig, bey Johann Gottlieb Immanuel Breitkopf, 1758, (1 Blatt), 154 Seiten, 2 Teile in einem Band,

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        Corografia del Ducaro di Ferrara

      1758. "Bella e importante cartografia del Ducato di Ferrara, che copre anche parte del Bolognese e del Modenese, nella sua terza e ultima edizione, con dedica a Francesco II d'Asburgo-Lorena (1792-1806) Terzo stato della carta, datato 1800. Incisa da Andrea Bolzoni fu pubblicata per la prima volta da Ambrogio Baruffaldi nel 1758, poi nel 1782, e infine nel 1800. Di prevalente interesse idrografico, la carta è interessante perché per la prima volta vengono messi in risalto l'insediamento e la rete viaria del Ferrarese. In calce al cartiglio con il titolo, è abrasa la sottoscrizione ""Ambrogio Baruffaldi giudice d'argini e geometra ferrarese"" Incisione su rame, montata su tela a stacchi, coloritura coeva, tracce d'umidità, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione." Large and important map of the Duchy of Ferrara, which also covers part of the Bologna and Modena' area, in the third and final edition, with the dedication to Francis II (1792-1806). Third state of the map, engraved by Andrea Bolzoni was published for the first time in 1758, then in 1782 and finally in 1800. Intersting from the hydrographic interest, the map is also interesting because for the first time the settlement and the road network of the Ferrara are highlighted. At the end of the description, in the cartouche with the title, the editor' signature is erased. Copper engraving, mounted on canvas, some dampstains, otherwise in good condition. Ferrara Ferrara Alberto Alberghini, Ferrara. La storia di un territorio in una collezione di mappe e vedute dal XV al XX secolo, 2008; Angela De Vanna, La rappresentazione cartografica del territorio ferrarese: simbolismo e scientificità 897 676

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        All the Works of Epictetus, Which Are Now Extant; Consisting of His Discourses, Preserved by Arrian, in Four Books, The Enchiridion, and Fragments

      London: S. Richardson, 1758. First English edition of the works of the second-century Stoic philosopher Epictetus, translated from the Greek by Elizabeth Carter. Born a slave, and crippled early in life, Epictetus gained his freedom in Rome and moved to the Adriatic coast, where he opened a school of philosophy. His Discourses were collected by his student Arrian, who also edited the handbook known as the Enchiridion, and collected the fragments translated here. Epictetus understood philosophy as an active pursuit, more difficult than the abstract exercise of logic: "we are eager and loquacious in the Schools; and, when any little Question arises . . . we are prepared to trace its Consequences: but drag us into Practice, and you will find us miserably shipwrecked." Properly practiced, philosophy is a continual intellectual triumph over personal desires and aversions, liberating us and giving purpose to our lives: "shame doth not consist in not having anything to eat, but in not having reason enough to exempt you from fear and sorrow. But, if you once acquire that exemption, will a tyrant, or his guards and courtiers, be anything to you?" Epictetus's emphasis on self-knowledge and self-discipline greatly impressed the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who quotes him at length in the Meditations, and his philosophy was read across Renaissance Europe in Latin translation. English translator Elizabeth Carter was a scholar and poet: considered "the most learned lady in England," she appears in Richard Samuel's 1778 painting, Nine Living Muses of Great Britain, surrounded by fellow members of the Blue Stocking Circle. Original subscribers to Carter's Epictetus included Samuel Johnson and Elizabeth Montagu, and her translation remained the English standard for two hundred years. A near-fine copy of a classic of Greek and English literature, in a handsome contemporary binding. Large quarto: [a]-[b]4 [c]1 a-e4 f1 B-3T4 3U2. Full contemporary full marbled calf, raised bands, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, all edges stained red. Preliminaries include an ode to Epictetus, twelve-page list of subscribers, Carter's introduction, and Arrian's letter; index and appendix at rear. Decorative headpieces, initials, and tailpieces throughout text. Occasional light pencil notes in margin, small ink splatter to 160-161, joints and corners expertly repaired.

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        Verhandlungen zwischen des Regierenden Herrn Herzogens zu Württemberg Hoch-Fürstl. Durchlaucht und dero treu-gehorsamsten Prälaten und Landschafft in den Jahren 1757 und 1758.

      1758. 1758 - XX, 406 Seiten. 33 x 21,5 cm, Halbpergament der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe. Eine Publikation gegen den Herzog. - Hochinteressante Sammlung zeitgenössischer Dokumente. Die Verhandlungen erfolgten, nachdem Karl Eugen 1752 angefangen hatte, die fürstlichen Truppen mit angeblich freiwillig Angeworbenen stark zu vermehren. 1756 kam es zum Krieg. - Die vorliegende Sammlung enthält 131 gedruckte Aktenstücke. - Einband berieben, bestoßen und fleckig. Innen sauber.

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        MONDONVILLE Jean-Joseph Les Fêtes de Paphos Opera Ballet Chant Orchestre 1758

      - MONDONVILLE Jean-JosephLes Festes de PaphosBallet HéroïqueMis en Musique parMonsieur (Jean-Joseph de) MondonvilleMaître de Musique de la Chapelle du Royreprésenté par l'Académie Royale de Musiquele 9 May 1758Oeuvre Xegravé par Le Sieur HucA Paris, chez l'Auteur, rue des Vieux Augustinsle Sieur Bayard, Marchand Rue St Honoré à la Règle D'Orle Sieur de la Chevardière, Marchand Rue du Roule à la Croix d'Oravec Privilège du Royde l'Imprimerie du Sieur Montulaypour Orchestre et Chant (Conducteur)1ère EditionXVIIIe siècle 1758Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, violoniste virtuose et compositeur (1711-1772)242 pagesRelié plein cuirReliure défraîchie, intérieur en très bon étata1100 Opéra et Ballet Très bon / couverture défraîchie

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        La physique des arbres ; où il est traité de l'anatomie des plantes et de l'économie végétale, pour servir d'introduction au Traité complet des bois et des forests ; avec une dissertation sur l'utilité des méthodes de botanique

      2 volumes in-4 Paris, Guerin et Delatour, 1758, , 2 volumes in-4, [6]-LXVIII-307 + [2]-III-[1]-432 pages, 50 pl. repliées gravées sur cuivre, demi-basane de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs et fleuronné, pièces de titre et de tomaison grenat, Première édition de ce traité d'anatomie, de physiologie botanique et de botanique. Comme le résume Duhamel de Monceau lui-même, cet ouvrage a pour but "d'examiner successivement la structure de ces différentes parties des arbres [racines, troncs, branches, rameaux, bourgeons, boutons, feuilles et épines], et de rapporter ce qu'on a pu découvrir sur leur formation et leurs usages [semences, germination, plaies, greffes, nutrition, mouvement de la sève, et les maladies des arbres]". L'ouvrage se clôt par une Explication de plusieurs termes de botanique & d'agriculture de plus de 60 pages. Les 50 planches repliées montrent des coupes d'anatomie de l'arbre, des manières de greffer ou soigner certaines maladies arboricoles. Charnières du premier tome fragile. Nissen, BBI, n° 542.

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        Description géographique des isles Antilles possédées par les Anglois

      XII-171 pages dont le Paris, de l'imprimerie de Didot, 1758, in-4, XII-171 pages dont le titre-frontispice, 13 planches hors texte dont 8 dépliantes, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette sur les coupes, pièce de titre rouge, tranches rouges, Rare première édition de cet ouvrage de Bellin qui présente et décrit les possessions britanniques dans les Caraïbes. Il est orné de 10 jolis bandeaux présentant majoritairement les profils d'approches des îles, à l'usage des marins, et d'un titre-frontispice dans un encadrement rococo, l'ensemble gravé en taille-douce par Choffard. Les 13 planches donnent des cartes et des plans ; sur 6 d'entre elles, les limites ont été rehaussées à l'aquarelle. Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), cartographe hydrographe français à la tête du Dépôt des cartes, fut membre de l'Académie de Marine et de la Royal Society of London. Il est l'auteur d'un grand nombre de cartes et d'atlas : celles du Canada et des territoires français de l'Amérique du Nord, notamment, sont d'une valeur considérable. Dans cet ouvrage, il fait la description géographique des îles de la Jamaïque (avec des cartes de l'île, de Port-Royal, de Kingston et de Port Antonio), Barbuda, Saint-Kitts, Nevis, des îles Vierges, Anguilla, Antigua, les Lucayes (Bahamas), et des Bermudes. Le texte donne également des instructions nautiques, les spécificités de différentes baies, quelques considérations sur l'histoire et le climat des îles ; il décrit les ports et les villes, ainsi que les activités économiques. Bel exemplaire. Polak, n° 589 - Sabin 4553 (annonce par erreur 15 cartes) - Phillips, atlas 3940 - JCB (1) 3:1174 - Bell B122 - Coll. Beinecke, Petites Antilles, 215.

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