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        SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. A large collection of 30 important acts, covering the critical early years of the South Sea Company, including the Act establishing the Company in 1711, and running through the Bubble crisis years of the 1720s to the aftermath of the 1730s

      Thomas Baskett, Printer to the King, London 1758, 1758. Disbound. Very Good Condition. A collection of 30 important acts, covering the critical early years of the South Sea Company, including the Act establishing the Company in 1711, and running through the Bubble crisis years of the 1720s to the aftermath of the 1730s. Items 1 to 27 are folio format (255mm x 400mm, 10 x 16 inches) and are chiefly extracts from the Statutes at Large, published by Thomas Baskett, 1758. All disbound from larger volumes, no title pages (as issued), and the caption title doesn't usually start at the head of the page, but some way down it. This is quite normal for Statutes. Items 28, 29 & 30 are small folio format (185mm x 300mm, 7.25 x 12 inches), and are extracts for the Annual volumes of Acts of Parliament, published by Eyre & Strahan, disbound from larger volumes, no title pages (as issued), and the caption title starts at the head of the page, below the royal crest. Items 31 & 32 are related Bubble items, the first being a trial relating to the founding of the Bank of England, the other being a black and white nineteenth century reproduction of a famous scene from the peak of the Bubble mania. Overall condition is very good, with bright clean pages, and decent margins. There is some browning here and there to a few pages, but not many. A full list of the acts is available on request, but includes the following.... 1..... An Act for making good Deficiencies, & satisfying the Publick Debts, & for Erecting a Corporation to Carry on a Trade to the South - Seas, & for the Encouragement of the Fishery, & for Liberty to Trade in Unwrought Iron with Subjects of Spain... 1711. [Sperling 8]. 2..... An Act forÂ? certain Tickets which were intended to be subscribed into the Stock of the South Sea Company... 1711. 3..... An Act for laying several Duties upon all Sope and Paper made in Great Britain or imported into the same?. And for borrowing money upon stock, part of the capital of the South - Sea Company, for the use of the publick. 1712. [Sperling 26]. 4..... An Act for continuing the trade to the South - Seas, granted by an Act of the last session of Parliament, although the capital stock of the said corporation should be redeemed. 1712. [Sperling 27]. 5..... An Act for laying additional duties on sope and paper? and touching certain shares of stock in the capital of the South - Sea Company. 1714. {Sperling 38]. 6..... An Act for enlarging the capital stock and yearly fund of the South - Sea Company? 1715. [Sperling 47]. 7..... An Act for redeeming the duties and revenues which were settled to pay off principal and interest on the orders made forth on four lottery acts? 1717. [Sperling 64]. 8..... An Act for redeeming the yearly fund of the South - Sea Company? 1717. [Sperling 65]. 9..... An Act for Redeeming the Fund Appropriated for Payment of the Lottery Tickets...by a Voluntary Subscription of the Proprietors into the Capital Stock of the South - Sea Company...& to Limit Times for Prosecutions upon Bonds for Exporting Cards and Dice. 1719. [Sperling 86]. 10..... An Act for Enabling the South - Sea Company to Increase their present Capital Stock and Fund, by Redeeming such Publick Debts and Incumbrances as are therein mentioned....& for Calling in the present Exchequer Bills remaining uncancelled... 1720. [Sperling 158]. 11..... An Act for making forth New Exchequer Bills, not exceeding One million...& for lending the same to the South - Sea Company at an higher Interest, upon Security of Repaying the same and such high Interest into the Exchequer for Uses to which the Fund.. 1720. [Sperling 159]. 12..... An Act for laying a duty upon wrought plate? and to prevent counterfeiting receipts and warrants of the officers of the South - Sea Company. 1720. [Sperling 160]. 13..... An Act for restraining the Sub - Governor, Deputy - Governor, Directors, Treasurer...from going out of this Kingdom for the space of One Year...& for discovering their Estates and Effects, & for preventing the Transporting or Alienating the same. 1721. [Sperling 302]. 14..... An Act to disable the present Sub - Governor, Deputy - Governor, & Directors of the South - Sea Company, at, from, & after the respective Times for Electing a Sub - Governor, Deputy - Governor, & new Directors...and from Voting upon Elections in the said Company. 1721. [Sperling 303]. 15..... An Act to enable the South - Sea Co. to ingraft part of their Capital Stock & Fund into the Stock & Fund of the Bank of England...into the Stock & Fund of the East - India Co., & for giving further Time for Payments to be made...to the Use of the Public 1721. [Sperling 304]. 16..... An Act for raising Money upon the Estates of the late Sub - Governor, Deputy - Governor, Directors...of the South - Sea Co...towards making good the great Loss and Damage sustained by the said Company.... 1721. [Sperling 305]. 17..... An Act for making several Provisions to restore the Publick Credit, which suffers by the Frauds and Mismanagements of the late Directors of the South - Sea Company, and others. 1721. [Sperling 307]. 18..... An Act for Paying Off and Cancelling One Million of Exchequer Bills, & to give Ease to the South - Sea Company, in respect of its present Obligation, to circulate or contribute towards Circulating Exchequer Bills... 1722. [Sperling 418]. 19..... An Act to prevent the Mischiefs by Forging Powers...and to rectifie Mistakes of the late Managers for taking Subscriptions for Increasing the Capital Stock of the South - Sea Company... 1722. [Sperling 419]. 20..... An Act for prolonging the Times for hearing & determining Claims before the Tustees, in who the Estates of the late South - Sea Directors ...are vested, and other Purposes therein mentioned. 1722. [Sperling 420]. 21..... An Act for reviving and adding two million to the capital stock of the South - Sea Company, and for reviving a proportional part of the yearly fun payable at the Exchequer. 1722. [Sperling 446]. 22..... An Act for further enlarging the times for entring, hearing, and determining claims on the estates vested in the trustees of the South - Sea Company, and for obliging persons to claim stock by the time therein mentioned for money subscriptions. 1723. [Sperling 447]. 23..... An Act for enlarging the times for hearing and determining claims by the Trustees for raising money upon the estates of the late directors of the South - Sea Company, and others; and for reviving and continuing the provision formerly made against requiring special bail in actions or suits upon contracts for stock or subscriptions, between the first day of December 1719, and the first day of December 1720; and for other purposes therein mentioned. 1723. [Sperling 450]. 24..... An Act for better securing the monies and effects of the suitors of the Court of Chancery, and to prevent the counterfeiting of East-India bonds and indorsements thereon, as likewise indorsements on South - Sea bonds. 1725. [Sperling 462]. 25..... An Act to enable the South - Sea Company with the licence and consent of the East India Company, to take in negroes within their limits of trade and to deliver the same at Buenos Ayes. 1726. [Sperling 469]. 26..... An Act for enlarging the times for hearing and determining claims by the Trustees for raising money upon the estates of the late directors of the South - Sea Company and others. 1726. [Sperling 470]. 27..... An Act to discharge the Trustees appointed...& to vest in the said Company such of the Estates, which were vested in the said Trustees, as remain undisposed of... 1729. [Sperling 495]. The following three items are from volumes of Acts, not Statutes, and have the royal crest at he head of each on the first page : 28..... An Act to repeal the Provisions of former Acts, granting exclusive Privileges of Trade to the South Sea Company, and to indemnify the said Company for the Loss of such Privileges. 1815. 29..... An Act to amend an Act made in this Session of Parliament to repeal former Acts granting exclusive Privileges of Trade to the South Sea Company, and to indemnify the said Company for the Loss of such Privileges. 1815. 30..... An Act to enable His Majesty to be Governor of The South Sea Company. 1820. The following item is a report separated from A Complete Collection of State Trials, not an offprint or a reprint. Large folio (10 x 16 inches). 1779 : 31..... The Case of the Bankers in the Court of Exchequer, and afterwards in the Exchequer Chamber and Parliament, 1690, 1696, 1699. The following item is a print separated from The Graphic, not an offprint or a reprint. Large folio (15 x 22 inches). 1894 : 32..... The South Sea Bubble. The picture shows a scene in Change Alley in 1720. From the painting by E.M. Ward. 1846. The Sperling references are in relation to a catalogue of 609 items, produced in 1962, listing the holdings in the Kress Library, the British Museum, Columbia University, New York City, & the Goldsmith's Library. The South Sea Company, founded in 1711, had its origin in the idea that the state could sell trading monopolies in return for funds to reduce the national debt. It was granted a monolpoly of the British trade with South America and the Pacific Islands, the riches of which were assumed to be unlimited. Up to 1719 the company appeared prosperous and successful in servicing its responsibility to the national debt, but in 1719 it took on the whole of the national debt in return for further concessions, beating off competition from the Bank of England for the privilege and profits. However, by 1720 speculation in stocks in the company was getting out of hand, and numerous companies were formed copying the techniques, and as the growth in sellers of stock rapidly outweighed the buyers, with the stocks falling from 1000 to 175, in days, and continuing downwards, dragging everyone else, including the Bank of England in their wake. By the year's end thousands had been ruined, and Parliament was investigating the affair. When large scale fraud and corruption was exposed by this investigation, the directors estates and assets were confiscated. The company actually managed to trade on until around 1750, and then sold out its remaining rights to the Spanish government. By 1807 all its rights were finally taken away, and in 1853 the final annuities were redeemed or converted into government stocks. Size: Large Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Collections; Parliamentary Acts::Statutes. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 233155. .

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        Directorio, que se deve observar nas povoaçoens dos indios do Pará, e Maranha? Em quanto Sua Magestade na? mandar o contrario

      [Lisboa]: Na officina de Miguel Rodrigues, impressor do Eminentissimo Senhor Cardeal Patriarca, 1758. First edition. Removed. Near fine, inked page numbers in upper right corner, lower corner of first leaf with a faint crease.. [2], 41, [1] pp. Illus. with Portuguese coat of arms on title page. "A rare and interesting document which outlines the regulations for the administration of Indian missions in Para and Maranha? following the secularization of the missions by the Portuguese Crown" (Lilly Library). Dated 3 de Mayo de 1757 and signed: Francisco Xavier de Mendoça Furtado [governador], followed by the Alvará dated 17 de Agosto de 1758 and signed: Sebastia? Joseph de Carvalho e Mello. The original law to abolish Indian slavery in Pará and Maranha? was passed June 6, 1755, but Pombal, who had seen to its passing, and his half-brother, Furtado, "immediately began to worry... that the Indians would revert to their primitive laziness." Instead of working for the colonists or the state they would be more concerned with their families. Thus Governor Furtado did not bother to published the law until two years later in this document in 1757 where he added this new system, Directorio de Indios, which placed a white director into each native village, directors who would supposedly teach the Indians to be civilized and encourage commerce, promote intermarriage between Indians and Portuguese, and lead them to become rich Christians. "In return for supposed teaching the Indians the Portuguese language, European methods of farming and trade, and domestic skills, the directors were to handle all the commercial transactions of their charges and were to receive 17 per cent of any gross income...[in addition to a 10 percent state tax... and furthermore]... all Indian males aged between thirteen and 60 were still required to work on 'public works' and to spend half of each year working for the colonists... Observers in Brazil immediately warned that such appalling legislation would lead to disaster," Leslie Bethel, "Colonial Brazil" (Cambridge, 1987; pp., 187-8). The provisions were later extended to all Amerindians in Brazil. Only one at auction since 1980. Rodrigues 883. Borba de Moraes I, p 226. Gauz: Portuguese and Brazilian Books in the John Carter Brown Library 758/4. Lilly Library: Brazil from Discovery to Independence 14.

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        A Vindication of the Histories of the Old and New Testament.

      Dublin: George Faulkner & London: Bowyer, 1752 - 1758. - Three volumes. This is a make-up set of this 3-volume work, comprising the Dublin editions of the first two volumes in 12mo., and the London edition of Volume 3, in 8vo. As follows: *** Volume I: A Vindication of the Histories of the Old and New Testament, in Answer To the Objections of the late Lord Bollingbroke. In Two Letters to a Young Nobleman. Dublin: Faulkner, 1752. First edition. 12mo. [208] pp. The final page bears publisher's ads. Full morocco, spine titled in gilt. Rubbed at joints, a clean very good copy. *** Volume II: A Vindication of the Histories of the Old and New Testament, Part II. Wherein the Mosaical History of the Creation and Deluge, is philosophically explained . Together with some Remarks on the Plurality of Worlds . Adorned with several explanatory Cuts. Dublin: Faulkner, 1754. First Edition. 12mo. 12 plates (on 11 inserted plates - one prints 2), of which two are folding. Moderate chipping to the base of the spine, some rubbing of joints, a clean very good copy. *** Volume III: A Vindication of the Histories of the Old and New Testament. Part III. Containing some Observations on the Nature of Angels . Dublin, Printed, London, Reprinted for W. Bowyer, 1758. First London edition. 8vo. 156 pp. plus one leaf at the rear bearing ads for works by Clayton. Quarter calf & marbled boards, hinges cracked but intact, wear to spine and tips, boards rubbed, very good otherwise. All three volumes have an owner's name stamp at the head of the title page; in both Volumes I and II the top of the title page has been trimmed to remove a prior owner's signature. Volumes I and II are titled on the spine: "Clayton Agt. Bollingbroke". Following the publication of the final volume of this work, which was considered by some to contain heretical attacks on the Trinity, Clayton was censured by the church. Upon being told of his imminent prosecution he was seized by a nervous fever, of which he apparently died in February, 1758.

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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 Cranmer's desire for liturgical texts upon which all of Europe'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 literature". But the acute poetry, balanced sonorities, heavy order, and direct intimacy of Cranmer'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 Hopkins' 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. A large collection of 30 important acts, covering the critical early years of the South Sea Company, including the Act establishing the Company in 1711, and running through the Bubble crisis years of the 1720s to the ... (Truncated)

      Thomas Baskett, Printer to the King, London 1758., 1758, Disbound, Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Full Book Title: SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. A large collection of 30 important acts, covering the critical early years of the South Sea Company, including the Act establishing the Company in 1711, and running through the Bubble crisis years of the 1720s to the aftermath of the 1730s. A collection of 30 important acts, covering the critical early years of the South Sea Company, including the Act establishing the Company in 1711, and running through the Bubble crisis years of the 1720s to the aftermath of the 1730s. Items 1 to 27 are folio format (255mm x 400mm, 10 x 16 inches) and are chiefly extracts from the Statutes at Large, published by Thomas Baskett, 1758. All disbound from larger volumes, no title pages (as issued), and the caption title doesn't usually start at the head of the page, but some way down it. This is quite normal for Statutes. Items 28, 29 & 30 are small folio format (185mm x 300mm, 7.25 x 12 inches), and are extracts for the Annual volumes of Acts of Parliament, published by Eyre & Strahan, disbound from larger volumes, no title pages (as issued), and the caption title starts at the head of the page, below the royal crest. Items 31 & 32 are related Bubble items, the first being a trial relating to the founding of the Bank of England, the other being a black and white nineteenth century reproduction of a famous scene from the peak of the Bubble mania. Overall condition is very good, with bright clean pages, and decent margins. There is some browning here and there to a few pages, but not many. A full list of the acts is available on request, but includes the following.... 1..... An Act for making good Deficiencies, & satisfying the Publick Debts, & for Erecting a Corporation to Carry on a Trade to the South - Seas, & for the Encouragement of the Fishery, & for Liberty to Trade in Unwrought Iron with Subjects of Spain... 1711. [Sperling 8]. 2..... An Act for? certain Tickets which were intended to be subscribed into the Stock of the South Sea Company... 1711. 3..... An Act for laying several Duties upon all Sope and Paper made in Great Britain or imported into the same?. And for borrowing money upon stock, part of the capital of the South - Sea Company, for the use of the publick. 1712. [Sperling 26]. 4..... An Act for continuing the trade to the South - Seas, granted by an Act of the last session of Parliament, although the capital stock of the said corporation should be redeemed. 1712. [Sperling 27]. 5..... An Act for laying additional duties on sope and paper? and touching certain shares of stock in the capital of the South - Sea Company. 1714. {Sperling 38]. 6..... An Act for enlarging the capital stock and yearly fund of the South - Sea Company? 1715. [Sperling 47]. 7..... An Act for redeeming the duties and revenues which were settled to pay off principal and interest on the orders made forth on four lottery acts? 1717. [Sperling 64]. 8..... An Act for redeeming the yearly fund of the South - Sea Company? 1717. [Sperling 65]. 9..... An Act for Redeeming the Fund Appropriated for Payment of the Lottery Tickets...by a Voluntary Subscription of the Proprietors into the Capital Stock of the South - Sea Company...& to Limit Times for Prosecutions upon Bonds for Exporting Cards and Dice. 1719. [Sperling 86]. 10..... An Act for Enabling the South - Sea Company to Increase their present Capital Stock and Fund, by Redeeming such Publick Debts and Incumbrances as are therein mentioned....& for Calling in the present Exchequer Bills remaining uncancelled... 1720. [Sperling 158]. 11..... An Act for making forth New Exchequer Bills, not exceeding One million...& for lending the same to the South - Sea Company at an higher Interest, upon Security of Repaying the same and such high Interest into the Exchequer for Uses to which the Fund.. 1720. [Sperling 159]. 12..... An Act for laying a duty upon wrought plate? and to prevent counterfeiting receipts and warrants of the officers of the South - Sea Company. 1720. [Sperling 160]. 13..... An Act for restraining the Sub - Governor, Deputy - Governor, Directors, Treasurer...from going out of this Kingdom for the space of One Year...& for discovering their Estates and Effects, & for preventing the Transporting or Alienating the same. 1721. [Sperling 302]. 14..... An Act to disable the present Sub - Governor, Deputy - Governor, & Directors of the South - Sea Company, at, from, & after the respective Times for Electing a Sub - Governor, Deputy - Governor, & new Directors...and from Voting upon Elections in the said Company. 1721. [Sperling 303]. 15..... An Act to enable the South - Sea Co. to ingraft part of their Capital Stock & Fund into the Stock & Fund of the Bank of England...into the Stock & Fund of the East - India Co., & for giving further Time for Payments to be made...to the Use of the Public 1721. [Sperling 304]. 16..... An Act for raising Money upon the Estates of the late Sub - Governor, Deputy - Governor, Directors...of the South - Sea Co...towards making good the great Loss and Damage sustained by the said Company.... 1721. [Sperling 305]. 17..... An Act for making several Provisions to restore the Publick Credit, which suffers by the Frauds and Mismanagements of the late Directors of the South - Sea Company, and others. 1721. [Sperling 307]. 18..... An Act for Paying Off and Cancelling One Million of Exchequer Bills, & to give Ease to the South - Sea Company, in respect of its present Obligation, to circulate or contribute towards Circulating Exchequer Bills... 1722. [Sperling 418]. 19..... An Act to prevent the Mischiefs by Forging Powers...and to rectifie Mistakes of the late Managers for taking Subscriptions for Increasing the Capital Stock of the South - Sea Company... 1722. [Sperling 419]. 20..... An Act for prolonging the Times for hearing & determining Claims before the Tustees, in who the Estates of the late South - Sea Directors ...are vested, and other Purposes therein mentioned. 1722. [Sperling 420]. 21..... An Act for reviving and adding two million to the capital stock of the South - Sea Company, and for reviving a proportional part of the yearly fun payable at the Exchequer. 1722. [Sperling 446]. 22..... An Act for further enlarging the times for entring, hearing, and determining claims on the estates vested in the trustees of the South - Sea Company, and for obliging persons to claim stock by the time therein mentioned for money subscriptions. 1723. [Sperling 447]. 23..... An Act for enlarging the times for hearing and determining claims by the Trustees for raising money upon the estates of the late directors of the South - Sea Company, and others; and for reviving and continuing the provision formerly made against requiring special bail in actions or suits upon contracts for stock or subscriptions, between the first day of December 1719, and the first day of December 1720; and for other purposes therein mentioned. 1723. [Sperling 450]. 24..... An Act for better securing the monies and effects of the suitors of the Court of Chancery, and to prevent the counterfeiting of East-India bonds and indorsements thereon, as likewise indorsements on South - Sea bonds. 1725. [Sperling 462]. 25..... An Act to enable the South - Sea Company with the licence and consent of the East India Company, to take in negroes within their limits of trade and to deliver the same at Buenos Ayes. 1726. [Sperling 469]. 26..... An Act for enlarging the times for hearing and determining claims by the Trustees for raising money upon the estates of the late directors of the South - Sea Company and others. 1726. [Sperling 470]. 27..... An Act to discharge the Trustees appointed...& to vest in the said Company such of the Estates, which were vested in the said Trustees, as remain undisposed of... 1729. [Sperling 495]. The following three items are from volumes of Acts, not Statutes, and have the royal crest at he head of each on the first page : 28..... An Act to repeal the Provisions of former Acts, granting exclusive Privileges of Trade to the South Sea Company, and to indemnify the said Company for the Loss of such Privileges. 1815. 29..... An Act to amend an Act made in this Session of Parliament to repeal former Acts granting exclusive Privileges of Trade to the South Sea Company, and to indemnify the said Company for the Loss of such Privileges. 1815. 30..... An Act to enable His Majesty to be Governor of The South Sea Company. 1820. The following item is a report separated from A Complete Collection of State Trials, not an offprint or a reprint. Large folio (10 x 16 inches). 1779 : 31..... The Case of the Bankers in the Court of Exchequer, and afterwards in the Exchequer Chamber and Parliament, 1690, 1696, 1699. The following item is a print separated from The Graphic, not an offprint or a reprint. Large folio (15 x 22 inches). 1894 : 32..... The South Sea Bubble. The picture shows a scene in Change Alley in 1720. From the painting by E.M. Ward. 1846. The Sperling references are in relation to a catalogue of 609 items, produced in 1962, listing the holdings in the Kress Library, the British Museum, Columbia University, New York City, & the Goldsmith's Library. The South Sea Company, founded in 1711, had its origin in the idea that the state could sell trading monopolies in return for funds to reduce the national debt. It was granted a monolpoly of the British trade with South America and the Pacific Islands, the riches of which were assumed to be unlimited. Up to 1719 the company appeared prosperous and successful in servicing its responsibility to the national debt, but in 1719 it took on the whole of the national debt in return for further concessions, beating off competition from the Bank of England for the privilege and profits. However, by 1720 speculation in stocks in the company was getting out of hand, and numerous companies were formed copying the techniques, and as the growth in sellers of stock rapidly outweighed the buyers, with the stocks falling from 1000 to 175, in days, and continuing downwards, dragging everyone else, including the Bank of England in their wake. By the year's end thousands had been ruined, and Parliament was investigating the affair. When large scale fraud and corruption was exposed by this investigation, the directors estates and assets were confiscated. The company actually managed to trade on until around 1750, and then sold out its remaining rights to the Spanish government. By 1807 all its rights were finally taken away, and in 1853 the final annuities were redeemed or converted into government stocks. Size: Large Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Collections; Parliamentary Acts::Statutes. Inventory No: 233155.

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        Histoire de Saladin, Sulthan d'Egypte et de Syrie

      - Chez Tilliard, A Paris 1758, In-12 (9,5x16,2cm), (4) xxiv, 464pp. (2) et (4) 518pp. (2), 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione originale. Leganti a chiazze di pelle di pecora pianura marrone di tempo. Indietro con i nervi decorato con quattro gioielli. parti del titolo e numero del volume in pelle marrone chiaro. Fare Uble rete mentoring sui piatti. Manca testa di Volume I. Scuffs sui piatti con carenza. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Il manque, comme souvent, les 3 plans de Jérusalem, Acre et la région d'Acre qui n'ont pas été joints à cet exemplaire. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin fauve. Double filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Manques en tête du tome I. Epidermures sur les plats avec manques. Découpe d'un cm dans la marge haute des pages de titre. 2 ou 3 feuillets ont également une découpe d'un cm en marge. Malgré les défauts mentionnés, dos de bon aspect. Marin s'est beaucoup documenté pour écrire cette biographie, il a comparé les sources historiques arabes et latines avec un esprit nettement critique. Son ouvrage reflète une foi inébranlable dans la tolérance et une condamnation du fanatisme religieux, idéaux et combat propres au siècle des Lumières. On le sent séduit par la peinture des vertus de Saladin (1138-1195). L'introduction contient l'histoire de la Dynastie des Ayoubites fondée par Saladin, ainsi que des notes historiques et géographiques en bas de pages.  

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        UFFIZIO DELLA SETTIMANA SANTA colle Rubriche volgari, Argomenti de' Salmi, Spiegazione delle Cerimonie, e Misterj, con osservazioni, e riflessioni divote dell'Abate... Dedicato alla Sacra Real Maestà di Carlo Emanuele Re di Sardegna...

      Gioacchino e Salvioni, 1758. in - 8 (mm. 210x145), pp. XXX, 598, splendida leg. p. pelle con ricchi fregi, riquadri e simboli religiosi della passione ai piatti e al d. a 5 nervi. Tagli dorati. Risguardi in carta dec. Front. a due colori con vignetta in rame col volto di Cristo. Altra vignetta in rame con stemma araldico alla dedicatoria il cui testo è ad inchiostro nero e rosso. Iniziali xilogr. ad inchiostro rosso. Final. in rame e 13 tavv. in rame inc. da vari artisti. Il testo si alterna ad inchiostro nero e rosso. Salvo qualche pagina legg. brun. splendido esempl. in pregevole legatura romana. [MM21 - 395]

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        A Dissertation on the use of the negative sign in Algebra: containing a demonstration of the Rules usually given concerning it; and showing how Quadratic and Cubic Equations may be explained, without the consideration of negative roots. To which is added, as an appendix, Mr. Machin's Quadrature of the Circle

      London: Printed by Samuel Richardson, 1758. First edition, 4to, [4], viii, 293, [1] pp., title a little browned on the outer margins, several old neat stamps of the Inner Temple Library, later calf calf in a cont. style, marbled boards, raised bands, morocco title label. Francis Maseres (1731?1824), colonial administrator and author. "In 1758 he published a textbook to 'remove from some of the less abstruse parts of algebra, the difficulties that have arisen therein from too extensive use of the Negative Sign', which he argued should be used only as the symbol of subtraction... he dedicated this work to the duke of Newcastle, then chancellor of Cambridge University. He had been admitted to the Inner Temple in 1750 and was called to the bar from the Middle Temple in 1758."?(ODNB). Provenance: Inscribed on front endpaper "From the author for the Library of the Inner Temple." Wallis, 758MAF58.

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        De regno Dalmatiae et Croatiae libri sex. Editio nova atqve emendata.

      Wien, Trattner 1758.. Mit gest. Portr. Anton Graf v. Karolyi und 2 (1 gefalt.) Tabellen. 1 Bl., 276 S., 1 Bl. Lederband d. Zt. Hauptwerk des venezianisch-dalmatinischen Historikers Lucius (Ivan Lucic, Giovanni Lucio, 1604-1679), erstmals 1666 erschienen. - Zwischen Titel und erstem Textblatt gebunden: Armpruster, Emmerich. Positiones philosophico-mathematicae. Pest, Eitzenberger, 1767. 13 Bll. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, Einband tls. etwas wurmspurig.

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

      1758 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eisenbergische Stadt- und Land-Chronika. darinnen von der Lage des Osterlandes, besonders der Fürstl. Sächs. Residenz- und Creisstadt Eisenberg von denen hohen Landesregenten älterer und neuerer Zeiten, vom Fürstl. Creisamte, von E.E. Rahte, vom Kirchenstaate vor und nach der heilsamen Reformation, von der Schule, von gelehrten Eisenbergern, nicht weniger von sehr vielen Begebenheiten und Fällen in der Stadt und auf dem Lande ausführlich gehandelt, auch das nöhtigste mit Urkunden belegt wird.

      Eisenberg (Walthern), 1758. 22, 800, 22 S. mit fein gestochenen figürlichen Kopfbordüren. neuerer HLn. WaV, Gelenke unfachmännisch mit Klebestreifen stabilisiert, sonst nur sehr vereinzelt stockfleckig und im Buchblock fest und gut erhalten. EA dieser seltenen Stadtgeschichte des Eisenberger Rektors. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Napoleon

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        Allerhand so lehr- als geistreiche Brieffe, Schriften und Reise-Beschreibungen, welche von denen Missionariis der Gesellschaft Jesu aus beyden Indien und andern über Meer gelegenen Ländern, meistentheils von A. 1735 bis 1745 in Europa angelanget seynd. Aus Hand-Schriftlichen Urkunden, und anderen bewehrten Nachrichten. Neuer Welt-Bott, 5. Band, 33 - 36. Teil in sich enthaltend

       Leopold Johann Kaliwoda, Wien, 1758. 4 Bl./141 S./1 Bl./120 S./2 Bl./139 S./4 Bl./145 S. mit in Kupfer gestochenen Exlibris auf Vorsatz, gestochen von Josef Erasmus Bellinger, Augsburg, 2. Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts, original blindgeprägter Pergamenteinband auf Holzdecken mit 2 Messingschließern. Rücken mit 6 Schmuckbünden. Quart (alter Stempel und Namenszug auf Titel/etwas stockfleckig/Einband fleckig) - Erste Auflage. 4 (von 40) Teilen des umfangreichen Werkes über Missionsreisen und Gründungen der Jesuiten in Amerika, Indien, China, Arabien, den Philippinen, Marianen u.a. überseeischen Ländern. Das Werk wurde zum größten Teil nach den Original.Berichten, den ,,lettres Edifiantes\"\", aber auch nach neuen Quellen zusammen getragen. Titelblatt in Rot-Schwarz gedruckt/Die ersten Bände wurden von Joseph Stöcklein herausgegeben, weiter geführt von Francisco Keller/gutes Exemplar/In den Blindprägungen sind Portraits und bischöfliche Wappen zu sehen/Thieme-Becker, 3/4, 252 - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Reisen,Pflegewesen und Mission

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        The laws of chance: or, a mathematical investigation of the probability arising from any proposed circumstance of play. Applied to the solutions of a great variety of problems relating to cards, bowls, dice, lotteries, &c

      London: T. Payne, 1758. First edition, 8vo, pp. iv, 204; tables, formulas and equations throughout the text; late 19th century half blue morocco over marbled boards by Blackwell, gilt-decorated spine, gilt-lettered direct, t.e.g.; joints and extremities scuffed and rubbed; textblock about fine.

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        Apologia delle memorie antiche di Rovereto...

      1758. TARTAROTTI, Serbati Girolamo. Lucca, 1758. Apologia delle memorie antiche di Rovereto... S' aggiunge un' Appendice di documenti di documenti non più stampati, con annotazioni del medesimo. In - 4°, cartone coevo orig. (8), 346, (4) pp. Bell' esemplare intonso, comprendente le > che spesso mancano. Lozzi, 4626: > Bibl. Platneriana, p. 334. E' possibile effettuare un piccolo sconto. Uff. Mob. 3

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        Apologia delle memorie antiche di Rovereto... s'aggiunge un'Appendice di Documenti non più stampati, con Annotazioni del medesimo.

      s.n, 1758. Cm. 24, pp. (8) 346 + (4) d'aggiunte e correzioni. Fregio xilografico al frontespizio. Legatura coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti. Un timbretto parrocchiale al frontespizio. Minimi segni d'uso al dorso, ma bell'esemplare, fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica, non comune. Cfr. Lozzi 3626: "Dopo la fine non devono mancare due carte non numerate di giunte e correzioni'".

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        LA COLTIVAZIONE DEL RISO del Marchese.... al Cattolico Re Filippo V.

      Carattoni, 1758. in - 4, pp. (12), 197, (2), rileg. mod. cartone color. Con doppio antip. inc. in rame da Domenico Cunego su dis. di Francesco Lorenzi (1719 - 1783, alllievo di Tiepolo), illustrante figure allegoriche e il ritr. in ovale di Elisabetta Farnese cui è dedicata l'opera. Con 5 gr. testat. e 4 final. in rame e gr. capilett. in rame animati. Rara e pregiata prima ediz. di uno dei più celebri esempi di figurati veronesi, menzionato anche nel celebre repertorio del Morazzoni. Lapiccirella 228. Brunet V, 498. Morazzoni p. 172. Gamba 2452. Lastri 120. Paleari p.698. Belliss. e fresco esempl. [262]

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        J.J. Rousseau à D'Alembert sur son article Genève et particulièrement Sur le Projet d'établir un Théâtre de Comédie en cette Ville [à la suite] Article Genève de l'Encyclopédie ; Profession de Foi des Ministres Genevois et Réponse à la Lettre de Rousseau

      - Un volume réunissant en éditions originales La Lettre sur les Spectacles de Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1758) suivie de la Réponse de D'Alembert (1759) : 1/ ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques. J. J. Rousseau Citoyen de Genève, à Mr d'Alembert [.] sur son article Genève dans le VIIe volume de l'Encyclopédie et particulièrement Sur le projet d'établir un Théâtre de Comédie en cette Ville. Amsterdam chez Marc Michel Rey, 1758. xviii-264-(4)pp. (+ 4pp. catalogue éditeur, page de titre imprimée rouge et noir avec une gravure et un nom manuscrit à l'encre). 2/ [ D'ALEMBERT, Jean le Rond ]. Article Genève de l'Encyclopédie ; Profession de Foi des Ministres Genevois, avec des Notes d'un Théologien, et Réponse à la Lettre de M. Rousseau, citoyen de Genève. Amsterdam chez Zacharie Chatelain, 1759. iv-156pp. (bandeau gravé). Volume in-8° en reliure d'époque plein veau [manque la pièce de titre sur le dos lisse orné de dorure, manques de cuir sur les bords (léger sur la coiffe supérieure et plus important sur l'autre, coins supérieurs très abîmés), tranches marbrées, intérieur très frais excepté quelques traces de mouillure en marge supérieure (Rousseau : pages 208-242 ; 264-fin et D'Alembert : 50 premières pages). Notes de l'exposition "Jean-Jacques Rousseau entre Rhône et Alpes" (Bibliothèque Part-Dieu - Lyon 2012) sur les pièces 76 à 78 : "Autour de la Lettre à D'Alembert sur les spectacles" : Pièce 77 : "Dans l'article "Genève" de l'Encyclopédie (T. VII, 1757), D'Alembert affirme que la cité de Calvin s'est suffisamment modernisée aux plans religieux, économico-social et politique pour accepter l'établissement d'un théâtre l'admettant au concert des grandes capitales européennes." ; Pièce 78 [Déclaration des Pasteurs de Genève du 10 février 1758] : "Bien reçu de l'oligarchie genevoise, l'article inquiéta les pasteurs inquiets du danger que le théâtre ferait courir aux moeurs. Ils publièrent une Profession de foi à son encontre tout en demandant discrètement à Rousseau son soutien : ce fut la Lettre sur les spectacles (1758)." ; Pièce 76 : "Dans la Lettre sur les spectacles, Rousseau développe surtout un argumentaire politique et esthétique : il montre que le luxe lié au théâtre ne convient pas à Genève, que le règne de l'acteur va y dégrader les moeurs républicaines, et que le théâtre corrige moins les passions qu'il ne les encourage.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Directorio, que se deve observar nas povoaçoens dos indios do Pará, e Maranhaõ Em quanto Sua Magestade naõ mandar o contrario

      Na officina de Miguel Rodrigues, impressor do Eminentissimo Senhor Cardeal Patriarca, [Lisboa] 1758 - [2], 41, [1] pp. Illus. with Portuguese coat of arms on title page. "A rare and interesting document which outlines the regulations for the administration of Indian missions in Para and Maranhaõ following the secularization of the missions by the Portuguese Crown" (Lilly Library). Dated 3 de Mayo de 1757 and signed: Francisco Xavier de Mendoça Furtado [governador], followed by the Alvará dated 17 de Agosto de 1758 and signed: Sebastiaõ Joseph de Carvalho e Mello. The original law to abolish Indian slavery in Pará and Maranhaõ was passed June 6, 1755, but Pombal, who had seen to its passing, and his half-brother, Furtado, "immediately began to worry. that the Indians would revert to their primitive laziness." Instead of working for the colonists or the state they would be more concerned with their families. Thus Governor Furtado did not bother to published the law until two years later in this document in 1757 where he added this new system, Directorio de Indios, which placed a white director into each native village, directors who would supposedly teach the Indians to be civilized and encourage commerce, promote intermarriage between Indians and Portuguese, and lead them to become rich Christians. "In return for supposed teaching the Indians the Portuguese language, European methods of farming and trade, and domestic skills, the directors were to handle all the commercial transactions of their charges and were to receive 17 per cent of any gross income.[in addition to a 10 percent state tax. and furthermore]. all Indian males aged between thirteen and 60 were still required to work on 'public works' and to spend half of each year working for the colonists. Observers in Brazil immediately warned that such appalling legislation would lead to disaster," Leslie Bethel, "Colonial Brazil" (Cambridge, 1987; pp., 187-8). The provisions were later extended to all Amerindians in Brazil. Only one at auction since 1980. Rodrigues 883. Borba de Moraes I, p 226. Gauz: Portuguese and Brazilian Books in the John Carter Brown Library 758/4. Lilly Library: Brazil from Discovery to Independence 14. Near fine, inked page numbers in upper right corner, lower corner of first leaf with a faint crease. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Historiae naturalis de serpentibus libri duo.

      Heilbronn, F. J. Eckebrecht, 1758. Folio (37.7 x 22.6 cm). 55, [iii] pp.; 12 engraved plates. Contemporary (probably original) paper-covered boards. Short title in script on spine.= The complete part on snakes and "dragons" of John Jonston's famous "Historiae naturalis". This part, with fine illustrations of real snakes, as well as both a charming and bewildering variety of little dragons has always been one of the most popular parts. Perhaps that is why the German printer and publisher Frank Joseph Eckebrecht fully reprinted this work in 1758. Nine years later he also reprinted Jonston's book on fishes. 1758, of course is the year in which Linnaeus saw the tenth edition of his Systema Naturae published, a point in time when the existence of real dragons was much in doubt among serious zoologists. This may be the reason for Eckebrecht to shorten the title from the original "Historiae naturalis de serpentibus et draconibus". Linnaeus, however, based some of his new species on Jonston's descriptions and illustrations. Today, this edition, which was printed on much better, thicker paper, is much rarer than the earlier Frankfurt and Amsterdam "thin paper" editions. Uncut. Plate 8 bound after plate 9, otherwise the binder's instructions are followed. A very good, clean copy. Very rare. Nissen ZBI, 2135 (Amsterdam and Frankfurt editions).

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        Opera ad parisiensem Fabrotianam editionem diligentissime exacta. I soli volumi II, III, IV, VIII, IX, XI (Indici) + Promptuarium Albenensis volumi I e II p. II.

      1758. Venetiis, Gaspar Storti, Mutinae, Societas Tipographica, 1758-83, volumi 8, in-folio, brossura coeva. Bei frontespizi con marca tipografica incisa e stampati in rosso e nero.

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        MADALLAS DE LAS COLONIAS, MUNICIPIOS Y PUEBLOS ANTIGUOS DE ESPA

      1758. Madrid 1758. Oficina de Antonio Marin. Colección de las que se hallan en diversos autores, y de otras nunca publicadas: con explicación y dibujo de cada una. Parte segunda. Pasta española. Lomo con nervios y dorados. 35 páginas de grabados de monedas y medallas. 272 pp. 24x17. Sello anterior propietario.

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        PART OF THE EASTERN MAIN OF HUDSON'S BAY, OTHERWISE CALLED TERRA LABRADOR, EXTENDING NORTHWARD FROM THE STREIGHTS OF BELLE-ISLE, PARTLY INHABITED BY THE ESKIMAUX INDIANS... [manuscript title]

      [Boston, 1758. Ink and watercolor manuscript map, drawn on two sheets each 10 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches. Sheets disjoined, light staining from glue remnants at inner edges of both sheets. Some dust soiling around edges and in rightmost map quadrant, a few patches of dark dampstaining in and around title area. Minor chips around edges, 2 3/4 inch tear in blank right margin. Light tanning. Good plus. Manuscript coastal survey with watercolor accents of the route of Captain Henry Atkins on his third voyage to Labrador in 1758, charting his course along the eastern coast of Labrador from the Strait of Belle Isle north to Davis Inlet and beyond. The chart marks the track of Atkins route, gives depth soundings approximately every mile, and identifies many of the islands fringing the coast and the bays and inlets along the coast. The title is set in the upper left corner, with scale below, an additional small cartouche to the right noting that a J. Leach made this copy from the original chart drawn up by Atkins, and a large compass rose on each sheet. Henry Atkins made three trips to Labrador in 1729, 1753, and 1758, where he was one of the first whalers to hunt sperm whales so far north on the North American coast, identified several viable fishing areas, and established trade with local Inuits. When he returned nearly thirty years later, he stopped in Boston to attract sponsors, one of whom was the Governor Francis Bernard, in whose papers the original account of the Atkins voyage resides. A unique document of important early exploration of Labrador and the northeastern Canadian coast.

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        La cacciagione de' volatili, osia l'arte di pigliare uccelli in ogni maniera, con i rimedj per guarirli dalle loro malattie. Opera del roccolista Giovanni Pontini da Castelcucco di Asolo

      Vicenza; Giandomenico Occhi, 1758. In 8° (18 x 12,5 cm. ca.); leg. in pergamena floscia con legacci; pp. 110, (2) con 14 tavole incise in rame da Cristoforo Dall'Acqua, di cui 2 ripiegate. Rara edizione originale di questa importante opera dedicata alla caccia degli uccelli con le reti. Accanto alle tecniche di cattura, sono descritti anche vari tipi di uccelli (merli, tordi, fringuelli, ecc.), alcuni dei quali da utilizzare come richiamo; riferimenti al canto, alle abitiduni di vita, al cibo preferito, alle malattie, ecc.(Ceresoli, p. 436 - Harting, nr. 286 - Schwerdt, II, 74 - Souhart, 386) (rare e minuscole fioriture, minimi restauri - buon esemplare)

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        La Cacciagione de' Volatli, o sia L' Arte di Pigliare Uccelli in ogni maniera

      La Cacciagione de' Volatli, o sia L' Arte di Pigliare Uccelli in ogni maniera. Con i Rimedi per guarirli dalle loro Malattie. Opera del roccolista Giovanni Pontini da Castelcucco di Asolo, adornata di Figure in rame incise al naturale. In Vicenza Appresso Giandomenico Occhi libraio, 1758. In - 8° (18 x 12,5 cm. ca.); leg. in piena pelle, dorso a 5 nervetti con fregi, decori e titolo in oro, taglio dorato. 110, (2) pp. con ritratto allegorico dell' autore, arme del conte e 12 tavole incise in rame da Cristoforo Dall'Acqua, di cui 2 ripiegate. Rara edizione originale di questa importante opera dedicata alla caccia degli uccelli con le reti. Accanto alle tecniche di cattura, sono descritti anche vari tipi di uccelli (merli, tordi, fringuelli, ecc.), alcuni dei quali da utilizzare come richiamo; riferimenti al canto, alle abitiduni di vita, al cibo preferito, alle malattie, ecc. Souhart, 386. Ceresoli, p. 436: << Edizione originale assai rara... Schwertd, II, 74. Renault - Sassi, 45.

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        THE PENNSYLVANIA TOWN AND COUNTRY-MAN'S ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1759

      Germantown: C. Sower, Jun., 1758. [40]pp. Later stitching. Corners trimmed. Light soiling and wear, heavier to last leaf. Very good plus. In a folding cloth case, gilt leather label. One of the earliest of Germantown almanacs, and a charming example of the almanac genre. The title page contains lovely primitive woodcuts of a town with men making star observations from the church steeples; on the lower part of the title a farmer plows a field while squirrels and birds frolic around. Includes an essay entitled, "Some observation on the importation and purchase of Negroes." Rare. EVANS 8269. DRAKE 9806.

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        DICTIONNAIRE PORTATIF, OU MANUEL LEXIQUE DE LA SCIENCE DES INGENIEURS. Oú ce trouve expliqué tout ce qu'il est necessaire de favoir des differentes parties de cette science

      Les Van Duren, 339 pp., Haye 1758 - Colored edges. Some tears to spine ends. Inscription to pastedown. Text in french. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exposition exacte, ou tableaux anatomiques en tailles-douces des differentes parties du corps humain. Ouvrage contenant environ soixante planches recueillies d&#146;apres les meilleurs auteurs qui ont travaille dans ce genre, et enrichi de plusieurs nouvelles figures tres curieuses, par le soins de Francois Michel Disdier Maitre es Artes, et en Chirurgie, Demonstrateurs en Anatomie et autres matieres Chirurgicales; &c.

      Par Etienne Charpentier,, A Paris, 1758 - In folio (28,4×24,7 cm); 60 cc. Bella legatura novecentesca in cartoncino rigido foderato con carta marmorizzata antica. Titolo in oro su fascetta in pelle al dorso. Un piccolo forellino al margine basso bianco delle prime due carte,ininfluente. Un leggerissimo e piccolo alone al margine esterno bianco di una ventina di carte, anche questo ininfluente e praticamente invisibile e nel complesso esemplare in buone-ottime condizioni di conservazione, stampato su carta di ottima qualità. Prima rara edizione (da non confondersi con le seguenti molto più comuni) di questo celebre atlante anatomico del grande medico, chirurgo ed anatomista francese François Michel Disdier (1708-1781). L'opera è ornata da 30 magnifiche tavole anatomiche ispirate dal lavoro di Brtolomeo Eustachi, realizzate su disegni anatomici di Natoir, Crepy, Bouhardon e Babel ed incise da Crepy, Vasseur, Charpentier e Danzel Mathey ognuna con testo inciso esplicativo di Desdier, stampato sulla pagina a fronte. Magnifico frontespizio inciso da Boucher con rappresentazione di una lezione di anatomia. Disdier si formò alle scuole di chirurgia di Grenoble e Montpellier. Passò poi a Lione dove seguì un periodo di apprendistato in diversi ospedali. Fu quindi a Parigi dove iniziò la sua apprezzata pratica chirurgica che riscosse notevole successo. Ben presto venne chiamato da l'Académie de peinture per tenere i corsi di disegno anatomico. Fu membro dell'Académie Royale de Chirurgie". "Cet ouvrage renferme des reflexions interessantes sur les hernies et sur qualques points d'accouchements." Biographie Universelle Ancienne et Moderne, Paris, Michaud, 1814, pag. 421. Rif. Bibl.: Art Ancienne, p. 151 n° 470; Catalogo Rapaport pag, 128 n° 616.

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        De lEsprit.

      Paris, Durand. Imprimerie de Moreau, 1758. Relié plein veau havane marbré, cinq nerfs au dos orné de caissons avec motifs floraux, pièce de titre, gardes de papier marbré, tranches rouges, in-4 de 2ff. (faux-titre et titre), XXIII (préface et table sommaire), 643 pages et 1 page non chiffrée (approbation et privilège du roi). Les mors sont habillement restaurés ainsi que les coins. Les pages 441 à 452 et 511 à 516 ont été réparées, en fond de cahier, sans aucun manque de papier. Première édition. Cet ouvrage sera condamné par la Sorbonne, la Congrégation de lIndex (31 janvier1759), enfin par le parlement, pour finir brûlé par le bourreau. Ce livre est enrichi de la lettre de rétraction d'Helvétius, contrecollées recto-verso, sur la première page blanche du livre, avec une note manuscrite «malgré cette rétraction, il faut se déffier du sistème dangereux de lauteur qui annonce le marérialisme et qui a esté condamné par le parlement, par la sorbonne, les Evèques.».

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        SPENSER'S FAERIE QUEENE. A NEW EDITION WITH A GLOSSARY, AND NOTES EXPLANATORY AND CRITICAL BY JOHN UPTON

      London: J. and R. Tonson, 1758. Joints professionally rebuilt, moderate wear, now quite sound and presentable - contents fresh. Two volumes. Quarto. (iv), v-xlii, (66, glossary, etc.), (1), 673p; (1-3). 4-673p. (pp. 329-end constitute notes, addenda & corrigenda, and index of authors corrected and explained in the notes). Illustrated with 32 double-page tab-mounted copperplate engravings by Wm. Kent. Bound in full stained calf, the spine with titles labels in red and black, the panels densely gilt, decorative gilt rolls on the thick board edges. With the bookplate of John Moore Paget. Lowndes V: 2477.

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         Voyage aux Indes Orientales.

      Lille Veuve Panckoucke, et Paris 1758 In-12 de ix-(3)-359-(10) pp.; basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Première édition française, traduite de l'anglais par Philippe Hernandez. Engagé comme écrivain dans la Compagnie des Indes Orientales Anglaises, John Henry Grose s'embarqua en 1750 pour Bombay. Le récit de son voyage, rédigé par John Cleland d'après les notes de l'auteur, contient une description de Bombay, Surat, des renseignements sur différentes populations et religions, ainsi que de curieux détails sur la flore et la faune des Indes orientales. Bon exemplaire. Habiles restaurations. Brunet, II, 1762. - Chadenat, 3236.

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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.

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        Cuisine et office de santé, propre à ceux qui vivent avec économie et régime

      Le CLERC, Quais des Augustins, à la Toison d'or./ Prault père, Quais de Gêvre, au Paradis / Babuty père, à Saint Jacques, rue Saint Jean Chrisostome. 1758Volume in-12°, 416-VIII , l'ouvrage, collationné, bien complet de ses feuillets est intégré à une bonne reliure postérieure pleine peau en excellente condition, dos à quatres nerfs et étiquette de titre dans l'époque.Bel ensemble de la pagination et de la reliure. Très rare exemplaire de ce Traité ( Vicaire 591- Oberlé n° 119) , classé par ordre alphabétique et ayant la particularité de donner des recettes diététiques-: "on doit donc s'attendre à ne trouver ici que des mets naturels, simples, recommandables par leur salubrité, qui flattent innocemment le goût, qui réveillent l'appétit, sans l'irriter, & dont la benigne faveur réjouisse l'organe sans alterer la santé." Très Bon Etat

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        Dictionnaire ou traité de la police générale des villes, bourgs, paroisses, et seigneuries de la campagne...

      - Chez Gissey, à Paris 1758, In 4 (20,5x26,5cm), xiv, 588pp., relié. - First Edition. Bionda Vitello Pieno marmorizzato tempo. Torna lavorato in rilievo. Parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Tappo testa logoro. Mascella superiore diviso in protezione e la testa. 2 angoli urtato. Questo polizia trattato è probabilmente la prova migliore che possiamo trovare sui costumi e la vita quotidiana del Settecento francese. Vedremo cosa facciamo in termini di lupi o cani senza padroni, la peste, i giochi a fiere e mercati, latrine ... Rispetto alla famosa polizia trattato Delamare, il cui autore parla nella sua prefazione, questo trattato ha uno scopo pratico, motivo per cui è stato messo in forma di dizionario, che contiene non solo tutti i bandi relativi a una questione, ma anche preziosi feedback per l'autore. Colbert definire il termine nell'ordine di polizia 1669:'' La polizia è quello di assicurare la pace pubblica e l'individuo, per fornire abbondanza e permettere a tutti di vivere secondo la propria condizione. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein veau blond d'époque marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête élimée.  2 coins émoussés. Coiffes frottées. Assez bon exemplaire. Ce traité de police est sans doute le meilleur témoignage que l'on puisse trouver sur les moeurs, la vie quotidienne des français au XVIIIe. On y verra ce qu'on fait en matière de loups ou de chiens sans maître, de peste, de jeux dans les foires et marchés, des latrines... Par rapport au célèbre traité de la police de Delamare, dont l'auteur parle dans sa préface, le présent traité a une visée plus pratique, c'est pourquoi il a été mis sous forme de dictionnaire, il contient non seulement l'ensemble des édits relatifs à une question mais également de précieux commentaires de l'auteur. Colbert définira la police en ces terme dans une ordonnance de 1669 : ''La police consiste à assurer le repos public et celui des particuliers, à procurer l'abondance et à faire vivre chacun suivant sa condition'. Etiquette : Librairie Raymond Clavreuil. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Gegründete Versuche und Erfahrungen von der zu unsern Zeiten höchst nöthigen Holzsaat, zum allgemeinen Besten herausgegeben. UND ANGEBUNDEN: Anweisung zu einer pfleglichen Forstwirthschaft, zum allgemeinen Besten und als ein Zweyter Theil seiner Versuche von der Holzsaat herausgegeben. UND: Beyträge zur Verbesserung der Forstwissenschaft, als ein Dritter Theil der Versuche von der Holzsaat zum allgemeinen Besten heraus gegeben.

      Chemnitz, Verlag Johann Christoph Stößel 1758/ 1759/ 1763; Teil 1: 2. Aufl., sonst EA; 3 Teile in 2 Bänden; ca 22x15 cm; (8) 260 (28); (12) 274 (10); (28) 276 (12) Seiten mit 1 Kupfertafel; Halbpergamenteinbände d. Zt. mit (neueren) Rückenschildern (Exlibris auf Innendeckel, Seiten vereinzelt minimal braunfleckig; sonst guter Zustand) In dieser Vollständigkeit selten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bosnien; Forstwesen; Forstwirtschaft

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        Mémoires militaires sur les Grecs et les Romains...

      Chez Pierre De Hondt, 1758. Due parti legate in un volume di cm. 26, pp. x, 250 (6); (2) 275 (1). Frontespizi in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale incisa in rame. 21 tavole fuori testo più volte ripiegate (piani di schieramenti, preparazioni di battaglie e carte geografiche). Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Un grande monogramma impresso alla prima carta di guardia, poche macchiette, esemplare ben conservato e stampato su carta forte.

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        De l'Esprit

      - chez Durand, à Paris 1758, in-4 (19,5x26cm), (4) xxij ; 643pp. (1f. priv.), relié. - Prima edizione del secondo pareggio e la prima messa sul mercato (elenca solo 4 copie del primo numero, è stato censurato da inizio stampa Malesherbes). Bound in piena pelle di pecora marrone quel tempo. Torna con cinque nervi decorato con un pezzo di pelle di pecora come bionda, cassettoni e pinnacoli dorati. Tutti i bordi rossi. Alcune frizioni e angoli smussati. Tempo Ex-dono sul frontespizio occhietto e. Ben presto apparve, il libro soffre un divieto alla Sorbona e una lista nera per le sue idee sovversive ed eretiche (il libro è stato anche bruciato al pubblico nel 1759). Riformulare dall'autore non cambia nulla, il libro era in origine dedicato al re, che ha respinto la dedizione. Le autorità erano idee sociali e politiche particolarmente indignati contenuti nel lavoro. Enciclopedisti hanno non erano scambiati per i quali il libro è la bibbia del razionalismo (anche se il suo punto è stato respinto da Diderot). Helvetius non inteso come ricerca sulla mente umana come oggetto di conoscenza, ma da un presupposto materialista, poiché afferma che tutte le facoltà umane possono essere ridotte a sensazioni fisiche. Helvétius (1715-1771) era il generale Farmer, diventare ricco, egli sapeva essere molto generoso e un mecenate di filosofi e scrittori. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de second tirage et le premier mis dans le commerce (on ne recense que 4 exemplaires de la première émission, celle-ci ayant été censurée dès le début de l'impression par Malesherbes). Notre exemplaire présente bien toutes les caractéristiques de second tirage selon David Smith (Bibliography of the writings of Helvétius, 2001, pp. 127-133) : mise en page de la date et de l'approbation sur la page de titre (M de la date à gauche du premier P de l'approbation et non juste en dessous comme pour le premier tirage), coquille dans le titre courant ("dicours" au lieu de "discours" p 67, 97, 179 et 237)... Reliure en pleine basane brune de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs orné d'une pièce de titre de basane blonde, de caissons et fleurons dorés. Toutes tranches rouges. Quelques frottements et coins émoussés. Ex-dono du temps sur le faux-titre et la page de titre. Aussitôt paru, le livre subit une interdiction de la Sorbonne et une mise à l'index pour ses idées subversives et hérétiques (le livre fut même brûlé devant le public en 1759). Le remaniement du texte par l'auteur n'y changera rien, le livre fut à l'origine dédié au roi, lequel rejeta la dédicace. Les autorités furent particulièrement indignées des idées sociales et politiques que contient l'œuvre. Les encyclopédistes ne s'y trompèrent pas pour lesquels l'ouvrage fut la bible du rationalisme (même si son propos fut rejeté par Diderot). Helvetius ne se proposait que d'examiner l'esprit humain comme un objet de connaissance, mais sous un postulat matérialiste, puisqu'il affirme que toutes les facultés humaines peuvent être réduites à des sensations physiques. Helvetius (1715-1771) fut Fermier Général, devenant riche, il sut être très généreux et fut un mécène pour les philosophes et les écrivains.

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        Gegründete Versuche und Erfahrungen von der zu unsern Zeiten höchst nöthigen Holzsaat, zum allgemeinen Besten herausgegeben. UND ANGEBUNDEN: Anweisung zu einer pfleglichen Forstwirthschaft, zum allgemeinen Besten und als ein Zweyter Theil seiner Versuche von der Holzsaat herausgegeben. UND: Beyträge zur Verbesserung der Forstwissenschaft, als ein Dritter Theil der Versuche von der Holzsaat zum allgemeinen Besten heraus gegeben.

      Chemnitz Verlag Johann Christoph Stößel / 1759/ 1763 1758 - Teil 1: 2. Aufl., sonst EA; 3 Teile in 2 Bänden; ca 22x15 cm; (8) 260 (28); (12) 274 (10); (28) 276 (12) Seiten mit 1 Kupfertafel; Halbpergamenteinbände d. Zt. mit (neueren) Rückenschildern (Exlibris auf Innendeckel, Seiten vereinzelt minimal braunfleckig; sonst guter Zustand) In dieser Vollständigkeit selten. 0,000 gr. Bosnien; Forstwesen; Forstwirtschaft

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

      Desaint et Saillant 1758 -, Avignon et se vend à Paris - 3 tomes en 2 vls. In-12. Tome 1: 388 pp. Tome 2: 332 pp. Reliure d'époque pleine basane marbré. Dos à nerfs orné avec pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Tranches sanguines. Très bel exemplaire. PREMIERE EDITION FRANÇAISE illustrée d'une carte gravée dépliante et de 2 planches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches et considérations sur les Finances de France, depuis 1595 jusqu'en 1721.

      A Basle Aux Dépens des Frères Cramer 1758 2 vol. in-4 de VIII-594 pp. et VIII-662 pp., 16 tableaux repliés, veau blond marbré, dos orné à nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. « 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 œuvres financières de ces temps ; c'est avec l'appui de nombreux documents de ces diverses époques qu'il dresse des états comparatifs » (G. Fleury, François Véron de Fortbonnais). Précurseur des physiocrates, Forbonnais affirme que les progrès de l'agriculture et de l'industrie sont la base du perfectionnement de la société. Bel exemplaire. INED, 4441; Kress, 5691; Einaudi, 1927.

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        Schloßansicht.

      - Kupferstich v. Petrus Schenk jun. n. M. D. Poppelmann, 1758, 46,5 x 56 Thieme Becker, Bd. XXVII, 181.- Unter der Ansicht 3 Zeilen mit Widmung an Friedrich August und Wappen.

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        Le immagini di alcuni uomini per pietà illustri della Congregazione de' Chierici Regolari in lingua latina espresse e tradotte nell'Italiana; accresciute; ed illustrate con sagri documenti; coll'aggiunta di tanti esemplari delle Vergini teatine...

      s.n, 1758. Cm. 26,5, pp. (12) tra cui l'antiporta figurata ed il frontespizio in rosso e nero seguite da 132 tavole fuori testo finemente incise in rame e ciascuna accompagnata da una carta di spiegazione. Bella legatura italiana coeva in pieno marocchino rosso, dorso a nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli su tassello. Piatti interamente decorati in oro. Solo un piccolo rinforzo al margine bianco dell'ultima carta, peraltro esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, stampato su carta forte. Tagli dorati e sguardie in carta dipinta. Opera di grande bellezza iconografica ed impreziosita, nel presente esemplare, da una legatura assai decorativa. Nessun esemplare censito in Iccu. Brunet e Graesse errano nel numero di tavole e l'unica copia rintracciabile in biblioteche pubbliche riporta un numero inferiore di tavole.

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        De l'Esprit

      ,A Paris, Chez Durand 1758, [4], xxii, 643, [1] privilege pp., 1 vol. in 4 relié First edition, plein veau moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons et petits fers dorés, (dorures légèrement estompées), pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque), petit trou de vers en queue, quelques rousseurs et pages jaunies, coins usés et petites épidermures sur les tranches. Rare exemplaire de l' édition originale de deuxième tirage E1B (second issue of the first edition), cf. D. W. Smith : Bibliography of the writings of Helvetius, Centre international d'étude du XVIIIe siècle , 2001, pages 121-126.D. W. Smith ne recense que 4 exemplaires dans le monde pour le tirage E1A, et 80 exemplaires pour le tirage E1B, seules ces deux premières émissions peuvent se prévaloir du titre d'édition originale et elles sont très rares. Cet ouvrage sera condamné par la Sorbonne, la congrégation de l'Index (31 janvier 1759) puis le Parlement (6 février 1759) pour finir brûlé par la main du bourreau.

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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 tweeën.€ 2.650,- (incl. lijst).

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