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        The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius Halicarnassensis: Translated Into English, with Notes and Dissertations by Edward Spelman (Complete 4 Volume Set)

      London: Printed and Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1758. 1st Edition . Very Good. 8.75 x 10.75 inches (21.5 x 27 cm). Complete four volume set. Full speckled calf leather bindings. Spines have gilt ruled compartments, red morocco title labels, green morocco volume labels with gilt decoration. Volumes are labelled in the incorrect sequence. Heavy and uneven fading to boards. Slight loss to head of spine of Volume I. Board corners slightly worn. Slight cracking to joints and a few worm holes to spines (no worming to pages). Good solid bindings with all boards securely attached. Light foxing to endpapers and final few leaves in a couple of volumes. A few notes in light pencil, text is otherwise very clean throughout. Complete with Errata sheet at the end of each volume. Engraved bookplate to front pastedown endpaper in each volume (Thomas Beale). A nice solid example of the first English translation of the works of Dionysius of Halicarnassus. ESTC: T136671. Overall condition is Very Good. Please Note: This is a very heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate - a postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Please contact us for an accurate postage cost for your location. Hardback. Printed pages: 4to. lviii, 456, [1] + 439, [1] + 438, [1] + 516, [1]

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Insecten erster Theil. [Und:] Der Insecten zweyter Theil. [Und:] Der Insecten dritter Theil. [3 Teile in 3 Bden.], zus. 98 gestochene u. handkolorierte Taf.].

      Kl.8, 1. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., XLVIII, 376 S. u. 1 zweimal gefaltete gestochene Instructionstafel u. 46 gestochene u. handkolorierte Taf. 2. Teil: Gestochenes Titelblatt., 424 S. u. 52 gestochene handkolorierte Taf. 3. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., 418 S., 11 Bl. Register u. 52 gestochene handkolorierte Taf., Kart. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Rundum-Rotschnitt, Deckel u. Kanten etw. berieben, einige Abspleissungen des Überzugspapiers, Ecken etw. bestossen, jeweils Einträge von alter Hand a. Vs. die Tafeln in Bd. 2 im Text verteilt eingebunden, im 1. und 3. Teil hingegen im Anhang auf Vakat-Trägerblättern montiert, die mit den Insekten-Bezeichnungen von alter Hand in Tinte beschrieben sind (die Tafeln im Bund vom Leim tlw. fleckig bzw. gespleisst) 1. Teil: Blatt mit den S. 65 f. fehlt 2. Teil: Taf. 38 etw. gebräunt 3. Teil: Käfer Nr. 202 auf Taf. 29 und Käfer Nr. 228 auf Taf. 32 ausgeschnitten, Käfer Nr. 310 auf Taf. 39 mit Verlusten, Taf. 47 verkehrt eingehängt allg. gutes, farbfrisches Ex. Jeweils Erstausgabe. - Der vollständige Teil der Insekten (bei 25 Bänden des Gesamtwerks). - Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758 - 1811) war der Sohn des Augsburger Kupferstechers und Kunstverlegers Christian Wilhelm, Inhabers der Martin Engelbrechtischen Kunsthandlung. Er besuchte von 1767 bis 1777 das Gymnasium bei St. Anna, studierte von 1777 bis 1781 in Leipzig Theologie, Philosophie und Philologie bei den Professoren Ernst Platner, Samuel Friedrich Nathanael Morus and Johann August Ernesti. Seit 1781 war er im Dienst der protestantischen Kirche in Augsburg, 1782/83 vertretungsweise auch Lehrer am Gymnasium bei St. Anna. Von 1786 bis 1796 war er Diakon der Barfüsser-Pfarrei, von 1796 bis 1806 Diakon bei St. Jakob und von 1806 bis 1811 Pfarrer der Barfsser-Pfarrei. Wilhelm war Mitglied mehrerer naturforschender Vereinigungen: "Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin", "Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Halle", "Vaterländische Gesellschaft der Ärzte und Naturforscher Schwabens" und "Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft". Er war ein beliebter Prediger und Verfasser von Artikeln für Kalender, Almanache und Zeitschriften (überwiegend anonym). Seit 1792 Veröffentlichung der Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte im väterlichen Verlag in wöchentlichen Lieferungen, mit Illustrationen von namhaften Augsburger Kupferstechern.

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        The History and Practice of the High Court of Chancery. In which is introduced, An Account of the Institution and various Regulations of the said Court; Shewing likewise, The ancient and present Practice thereof in an easy and familiar Method [etc.]

      London: Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Worrall [etc.], 1758. Later 3/4 calf over cloth boards, rubbed, joints cracking but holding, some foxing and browning, without the advertising leaf, sound; the Taussig copy First London edition of the work which Holdsworth singled out (along with John Mitford's) as "distinctly superior [and of] a greater importance in the eighteenth-century literature of equity", with much on equity's substance and on proposed reforms

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Fische erster Theil. [Und:] Der Fische zweyter Theil. [2 Teile in 2 Bden.], zus. 96 gestochene u. handkolorierte Taf.].

      Kl.8, Teil 1: Gestochenes Titelbl., XLVIII, 352 S. u. 44 handkolorierte Kupferstich-Taf. Teil 2: Gestochenes Titelbl., 416 S., 6 Bl. Register u. 52 handkolorierte Kupferstich-Taf., Priv.-HLdr. der Zeit m. Rückenschild, mit Lesebändchen., Rücken a. Fuss des 1. Bandes m. kleiner Fehlstelle, minimal fleckig. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Erstausgabe. - Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1811) war der Sohn des Augsburger Kupferstechers und Kunstverlegers Christian Wilhelm, Inhabers der Martin Engelbrechtschen Kunsthandlung. Er besuchte von 1767 bis 1777 das Gymnasium bei St. Anna, studierte von 1777 bis 1781 in Leipzig Theologie, Philosophie und Philologie bei den Professoren Ernst Platner, Samuel Friedrich Nathanael Morus and Johann August Ernesti. Seit 1781 war er im Dienst der protestantischen Kirche in Augsburg, 1782/83 vertretungsweise auch Lehrer am Gymnasium bei St. Anna. Von 1786 bis 1796 war er Diakon der Barfüßer-Pfarrei, von 1796 bis 1806 Diakon bei St. Jakob und von 1806 bis 1811 Pfarrer der Barfüßer-Pfarrei. Wilhelm war Mitglied mehrerer naturforschender Vereinigungen: "Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin", "Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Halle", "Vaterländische Gesellschaft der Ärzte und Naturforscher Schwabens" und "Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft". Er war ein beliebter Prediger und Verfasser von Artikeln für Kalender, Almanache und Zeitschriften (überwiegend anonym). Seit 1792 Veröffentlichung der Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte im väterlichen Verlag in wöchentlichen Lieferungen, mit Illustrationen von namhaften Augsburger Kupferstechern. Gesamtumfang des Werkes: 25 Bände (mit insgesamt 1469 Abbildungen), 19 Bände von Wilhelm selbst. Ab 1808 Nachdruck bei Pichler in Wien. Ab 1798 französische Übersetzung der "Insecten" bei Haag in Basel (3 Bde.)

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        Anmerkungen über den Codicem Juris Bavarici Civilem, worinn derselbe sowohl mit dem gemein-, als ehemalig-Chur-Bayrischen Land-Recht genau collationirt. Sohin der Unterschied zwischen dem alt- und neueren Recht, samt den Urquellen, woraus das letztere geschöpft worden ist, überall angezeigt, und dieses dadurch in ein helleres Licht gesetzt wird. 5 Bände + Supplement. - Dazu: Anmerkungen über den Codicem Juris Bavarici Criminalis, . Anmerkungen über den Codicem Juris Bavarici Judiciarii.

      München (Vötter) 1758-1768; 1774-1778. - Zusammen in 4 einheitlich gebundenen Bänden: blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d.Zt. über Holzdeckeln mit je 2 Schließen. Folio 32 x 21 cm (Einbände etwas fleckig, bestoßen, zwei der Schließen mit kleinen Defekten). - Insgesamt sehr gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar * Erste Ausgabe der Anmerkungen über den Codicem Juris Bavarici Civilem, 5 Bände (in 3) mit zus. 2422 Seiten + Supplement (36 S., 36 Bll.). Die Anmerkungen über den Codicem Juris Bavarici Criminalis und Judiciarii (114, 273 Seiten) ergänzen die Kommentarbände. - Dabei: Index über den Codicem Juris Bavarici Judiciarii. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1765 (34 Bll., Folio, Halbpergament; Rücken beschädigt). - Es war Aufgabe und Verdienst Kreittmayrs (1705-1790; seit 1749 Vizekanzler), "das völlig unübersichtlich gewordene Recht seiner Zeit in Bayern in brauchbare Formen zusammenzuschreiben" (Eberle: Was früher in Bayern alles recht war, 1976). Wegen seines etwas derben Humors wurden Kreittmayrs juristische Werke schließlich auch als "unterhaltende Rechtslektüre" populär. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Comoediae, ad fidem optimarum editionum expressae.

      Apud Hamilton, Balfour, et Neill, Edinburgi [Edinburgh] 1758 - 8vo, pp. ix, [iv], xii-xxv, [i], 252. One prelimary leaf - containing the character list for 'Andria' - not bound in to this copy. Contemporary French red morocco, boards bordered with a triple gilt rule, spine divided by raised bands, green morocco label, other compartments with central gilt flower tools, corner sprays, and patterns of dots, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Lightly toned throughout, some offsetting from turn-ins to first and last few leaves. The merest touch of wear to foot of spine and hints of rubbing at extremities. Twentieth-century bookplate of Charles Moncorgé to front pastedown. A beautiful example of an edition called 'immaculate', produced (successfully) for a prize offered by the Select Society of Edinburgh, obtaining a silver medal. The undoubtedly French binding indicates on the morocco label that this is 'Terent / Edinbur' ESTC T137485; Dibdin II 477. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume XXVIII (28) January to December 1758

      London: D Henry; R Cave. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1758. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 641pp, [xv] + plates. 20 b/w plates and maps (8 fold-out). .

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        Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte. Der Insecten erster Theil. [Und:] Der Insecten zweyter Theil. [Und:] Der Insecten dritter Theil. [3 Teile in 3 Bden.], zus. 98 gestochene u. handkolorierte Taf.].

      Kl.8, 1. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., XLVIII, 376 S. u. 1 zweimal gefaltete gestochene Instructionstafel u. 46 gestochene u. handkolorierte Taf. 2. Teil: Gestochenes Titelblatt., 424 S. u. 52 gestochene handkolorierte Taf. 3. Teil: Gestochenes Titelbl., 418 S., 11 Bl. Register u. 52 gestochene handkolorierte Taf., Kart. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Rundum-Rotschnitt, Deckel u. Kanten etw. berieben, einige Abspleissungen des Überzugspapiers, Ecken etw. bestossen, jeweils Einträge von alter Hand a. Vs. die Tafeln in Bd. 2 im Text verteilt eingebunden, im 1. und 3. Teil hingegen im Anhang auf Vakat-Trägerblättern montiert, die mit den Insekten-Bezeichnungen von alter Hand in Tinte beschrieben sind (die Tafeln im Bund vom Leim tlw. fleckig bzw. gespleisst) 1. Teil: Blatt mit den S. 65 f. fehlt 2. Teil: Taf. 38 etw. gebräunt 3. Teil: Käfer Nr. 202 auf Taf. 29 und Käfer Nr. 228 auf Taf. 32 ausgeschnitten, Käfer Nr. 310 auf Taf. 39 mit Verlusten, Taf. 47 verkehrt eingehängt allg. gutes, farbfrisches Ex. Jeweils Erstausgabe. - Der vollständige Teil der Insekten (bei 25 Bänden des Gesamtwerks). - Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758 - 1811) war der Sohn des Augsburger Kupferstechers und Kunstverlegers Christian Wilhelm, Inhabers der Martin Engelbrechtischen Kunsthandlung. Er besuchte von 1767 bis 1777 das Gymnasium bei St. Anna, studierte von 1777 bis 1781 in Leipzig Theologie, Philosophie und Philologie bei den Professoren Ernst Platner, Samuel Friedrich Nathanael Morus and Johann August Ernesti. Seit 1781 war er im Dienst der protestantischen Kirche in Augsburg, 1782/83 vertretungsweise auch Lehrer am Gymnasium bei St. Anna. Von 1786 bis 1796 war er Diakon der Barfüsser-Pfarrei, von 1796 bis 1806 Diakon bei St. Jakob und von 1806 bis 1811 Pfarrer der Barfsser-Pfarrei. Wilhelm war Mitglied mehrerer naturforschender Vereinigungen: "Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin", "Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Halle", "Vaterländische Gesellschaft der Ärzte und Naturforscher Schwabens" und "Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft". Er war ein beliebter Prediger und Verfasser von Artikeln für Kalender, Almanache und Zeitschriften (überwiegend anonym). Seit 1792 Veröffentlichung der Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte im väterlichen Verlag in wöchentlichen Lieferungen, mit Illustrationen von namhaften Augsburger Kupferstechern.

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        L'Amour désarmé. Armor wird von der Göttin Venus entwaffnet, sie nimmt seinen Bogen, während Pan den Köcher mit den Pfeilen stiehlt. Kupferstich von Chr. Guerin nach dem Gemälde des Correggio.

      Format (Platte): 598 x 410 mm. Blattgröße: 615 x 425 mm. *Vorliegend ein früher Abzug noch vor der Schrift (spätere Abzüge trugen am Unterrand die Bezeichnung "Grave par Chr. Guerin d'apres le tableau de Correge etc.". / Belle epreuve avant lettre. - "Dieses Blatt gründete den Ruf des Künstlers" (Nagler). - Christophe Guérin (* 1758 in Straßburg 1831) war ein französischer Zeichner und Kupferstecher. Er wurde an der École des Beaux-Arts in Paris ausgebildet u.a. bei Nicolas-René Jollain und Müller. Christophe Guérin wurde Straßburg Lehrer und Leiter der neu gegründeten "École gratuierte de Dessin" sowie 1803 Kurator des neuen "Musée de Beaux-Art de Strasbourg". - Außenränder außerhalb des Plattenrandes teils alt hinterlegt, die Ecken rückseitig mit Montagespuren. Die weißen Ränder mäßig gebräunt. Insgesamt ein sehr schöner noch gratiger Abzug mit Rand, die wenigen bekannten Exemplare (u.a. British Museum und Paris) sind meist über den Plattenrand beschnitten. Rückseitig mit 2 alten Sammlerstempeln "R. Saalborn" und "P" in Oval.

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        Testament

      - Paris dimanche 2 avril 1758, 13,4x19,2cm et 11,7x17,8cm, 2 feuillets. - Holograph Luisa Anna di Borbone-Conde ha detto la signorina de Charolais, in cui quest'ultimo è suo nipote, Louis François de Bourbon, principe di Conti, il suo unico erede. un biglietto è collegato ad esso, il padre editor di Sade. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Testament de Louise-Anne de Bourbon-Condé dite Mademoiselle de Charolais, recopié de la main de Jean-Baptiste-François-Joseph, comte de Sade (et père du Marquis), dans lequel cette dernière fait de son neveu, Louis-François Joseph de Bourbon, prince de Conti, son légataire universel. Une seconde partie concerne les legs aux gens de livrée, aux femmes et valets de chambre, à la femme de garde-robe, etc. Note de bas de page de la main du Marquis de Sade : "dite Mademoiselle de Charolais". On y joint un billet de notes, rédigé de la main de Sade, en vue de la publication de la correspondance de son père. Ce testament a été rédigé cinq jours avant la mort de Mademoiselle de Charolais, dont le décès survint le vendredi 7 avril 1758 à la suite de trois mois de maladie. La seconde partie du testament est datée du dimanche 2 avril 1758, sur la première est mentionnée la date du dimanche 12 avril 1758 : il s'agit bien sûr d'une date fautive. La totalité de cette copie a été rédigée de la main du Comte de Sade qui vécut avec Mademoiselle de Charolais à son château d'Athis-Mons à partir de 1750 jusqu'à la mort de cette dernière. Le jeune Comte de Sade, envoyé par son père à Paris aux alentours de 1720, eut pour protecteur Louis-Henri de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, dit Monsieur le Duc. Dès son arrivée, le jeune homme apprécie la vie de cour et « Chose rare, il plaît aux femmes sans se faire haïr des hommes : d'où le nombre de ses amis, au moins aussi élevé que celui de ses maîtresses. [...] M. de Sade ne se contente pas de conquêtes faciles ; les bourgeoises l'indiffèrent. Celles qu'il recherche - et conquiert le plus souvent - sont des femmes de cour, non seulement pourvues d'esprit et de beauté, mais parées encore d'un nom illustre, de crédit, d'influence ou de fortune, capables en un mot de servir ses intérêts et de le mettre bien en cour. » (Lever, Sade). Parmi son tableau de chasse figure Mademoiselle de Charolais, de sept ans son aînée, s

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        In Honour to the Administration. The Importance of the African Expedition considered: with Copies of the Memorials,

      London: Printed by C. Say and sold by M. Cooper,, 1758. As drawn up originally, and presented to the Ministry; to induce them to take possession of the French Forts and settlements in the River Senagal, as well as all other on the Coast of Africa. The whole as planned and designed by Malachy Postlethwayt, Esq;... To which are added, Observations, illustrating the said memorials, for the peculair benefit and advantage of all British African and West-India Merchants and British Planters, as well as the Kingdom in general: with reasons for Great-Britain's keeping possession of the French African settlements, if possible. Humbly addressed to the British Ministry. Octavo (198 x 120 mm), pp. [4], xxiv, 99. Disbound. Half-title a little creased and dust-soiled, small ink stain to half-title and last 2 leaves; original stab sewing holes to gutter; a very good copy. First edition of a work promoting the Africa trade by Malachy Postlethwayt (1707-1767), writer and government publicist under Robert Walpole's administration, from 1743-46 a member of the Royal Africa Company, and compiler of the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. "The trade of Africa, as well to the French as the English, is the great foundation of their American commerce and navigation, as that alone supplies both nations with negroe labourers to cultivate their West India colonies for sugars, indigo, cocoa, cotton, pimento, and all other the estimable productions of the sugar colonies: and the commerce and navigation of America being the life and spirit of the French European commerce; if England strikes at the root of the French African trade, she, of course, cuts off the very stamina of the enemies trade and navigation to Europe as well as America" (p. ii). "The African slave trade must be controlled by Britain to deny supplies to the French colonies" (Hogg).

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        BRIÈVE & FIDÈLE EXPOSITION DE L'ORIGINE, DE LA DOCTRINE, DES CONSTITUTIONS, USAGES ET CEREMONIES ECCLESIASTIQUES DE L'EGLISE DE L'UNITÉ DES FRERES CONNUS SOUS LE NOM DE FRERES DE BOHEME & DE MORAVIE

      [Amsterdam?]: s.n., 1758. First Edition in French. First published in German in 1757, this brief history of the origins and doctrines of Church of the Unity of the Brethren is of particular interest for its plates depicting their rites and their missionary work to indigenous peoples. According to Sabin, "The plates in this rare and interesting volume . . . contain elaborate representations of the ceremonies of ordination, of the different modes of baptizing infants, negroes, Greenlanders, and American Indians, also of the exorcism, prosternation [prostration], Eucharist, an Agape dinner, holy kiss, feet-washing, marriage, etc." The Moravians were a Christian sect that emerged in the 16th century from the followers of Reformation martyr Jan Hus, and re-emerged in the 18th century under the leadership of the German nobleman Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf. The Moravians were one of the first Protestant denominations to organize missionary work on a large scale. Their missionaries travelled to the Americas (including the Caribbean), Greenland, Africa, and the Far East. The author of the present work (noted on the title page as "an impartial author, a friend of the truth") was the German missionary David Cranz (1723-77), who was sent to Greenland, where he recorded many details of natural history and traditional culture of the island that are still useful to scholars today.. 198 x 120 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). 87 pp. First Edition in French. Contemporary calf-backed speckled paper boards, smooth spine with black morocco label. WITH 16 DOUBLE-PAGE ENGRAVED PLATES, as called for. Front pastedown with early ink bibliographic notations in German. Sabin 7935. Joints with minor worming, corners and spine ends a bit rubbed, but the insubstantial binding still sound and pleasing as an unlikely survival; A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, the clean, fresh text with only trivial imperfections, and with strong impressions of the plates. First published in German in 1757, this brief history of the origins and doctrines of Church of the Unity of the Brethren is of particular interest for its plates depicting their rites and their missionary work to indigenous peoples. According to Sabin, "The plates in this rare and interesting volume . . . contain elaborate representations of the ceremonies of ordination, of the different modes of baptizing infants, negroes, Greenlanders, and American Indians, also of the exorcism, prosternation [prostration], Eucharist, an Agape dinner, holy kiss, feet-washing, marriage, etc." The Moravians were a Christian sect that emerged in the 16th century from the followers of Reformation martyr Jan Hus, and re-emerged in the 18th century under the leadership of the German nobleman Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf. The Moravians were one of the first Protestant denominations to organize missionary work on a large scale. Their missionaries travelled to the Americas (including the Caribbean), Greenland, Africa, and the Far East. The author of the present work (noted on the title page as "an impartial author, a friend of the truth") was the German missionary David Cranz (1723-77), who was sent to Greenland, where he recorded many details of natural history and traditional culture of the island that are still useful to scholars today.

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        THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS BOUND TOGETHER WITH THE PSALMS OF DAVID IN METRE

      Edinburgh: Printed by Alexander Kincaid, 1758. 12mo., unpaginated; VG; paneled brown leather spine with gilt title; boards leather with a panel; some cracking to spine, and wear at head, tail, and edges of spine; corners bumped and peeling, as well as some minor peeling to boards; marbled endpapers, some damage where something was glued and removed to both ffep and rfep; text clean; shelved case 3. Dupont.

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXVIII (28) January to December 1758

      D Henry; R Cave, London 1758 - iii, 641pp, [xv] + plates. 20 b/w plates and maps (8 fold-out). G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Compendium Medicinae Practicae

      Expensis Stephani Manfredi, 1758. LATINO 0,4 Volume in octavo a tutta pergamena scura con titoli manoscritti al dorso, etichetta bianca postuma al piede della costa, coperta con diffuse macchioline scure, legatura ben salda, taglio annerito, alla sottocoperta folta dedica manoscritta con firma di appartenenza datata al 1779, ulteriore etichetta con timbro di provenienza, al frontespizio timbro oscurato, bella ed elaborata marca tipografica illustrata in clipeo fiorito, in apertura del volume prefatio con capolettera filigranata incorniciata, aloni tra le pagine sparsi, testo su colonna con note a margine, forellini di tarlo sparsi, successivo all'indice notizia di approbatio avvenuta al 1747 USATO

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        8 Antique Prints-ROCHERS DE MER-ROCKS-CAVE-SEA-FISHERMEN-Pillement-Canot-1758

      - 8 Antique prints, titled: 'Recueil De Vue de Rochers de Mer. ' - ("Collection of Views of Sea Rocks"). Set of 8 (including the title sheet). This set shows rocky shores, boulders rising from the sea and a coastal cave. The images all feature fishermen and boats. Etching and engraving on hand laid paper. Description: From: "Recueil De Vue de Rochers de Mer", published in London: 1758.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Pierre-Charles Canot' after 'Jean-Baptiste Pillement'. Pierre-Charles Canot (c.1710-1777) was a French engraver, although he moved to England in 1740, where he remained for the rest of his life. Jean-Baptiste Pillement (1728-1808) was a French painter and designer. He was well known for his exquisite landscapes. Condition: Very good, given age. Margins a little soiled and with some small stains. Two holes in in left margin from binding. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: C262-33 The overall size is ca. 8.5 x 5.7 inch. The image size is ca. 5.9 x 3.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. The image size is ca. 15 x 9.1 cm.

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        Antique Book-NATURAL HISTORY-ANIMAL DICTIONARY-HANDCOLOURED-Martyn-1785

      - Author: Martyn, William Frederic (1758-1837) Title: A new Dictionary of Natural History; or, compleat universal display of animated nature.London: Harrison & Co., 1785.Unpaginated. Folio. 2 vols. bound as one. Illustrated with 98 (of 100) handcoloured engraved plates (each plate with 5-10 illustrations of animals).Condition: In full leather (see condition description for details), with marbled endpapers.Condition: Very good, given age. 2 volumes in one. Rebacked with modern leather spine and corners, and the original leather boards. A sound copy in partially modern (but tight and strong) binding. Edges of the board worn. Inside condition: some scattered stains and foxing, but generally a clean and nice copy. Remains of a ticket pasted to the title page, owner's inscription in ink to the title page. Some pages with minor repairs. Lacks plate 6 & 7.The first edition of this rare work based on the collections in the Leverian Museum. It is essentially an illustrated A to Z of animals. William Fordyce Mavor pseud. William Frederic Martyn (1758 - 1837) was a Scottish teacher, priest and compiler of educational books, many of which passed through numerous editions. He also invented a system of shorthand, which he explained in a treatise entitled 'Universal Stenography', first published in 1779. Ref: Nissen ZBI 2729; Freeman 2510; Wood 453.Besides this complete book, we also carry a number of prints from it. Please search for Martyn in our store. Storage location: Plank 2 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Des Herrn Benjamin Franklins Esq. Briefe von der Elektricität. Aus dem Engländischen übersetzet nebst Anmerkungen von J. C. Wilcke.

      Leipzig:: Gottfried Kiesewetter, 1758, - in-8vo, Frontispiz Kupfer + 13 n.n. Bl. (inkl. Titelbl. mit gest. Vign.) + 354 S., gebräunt und vereinzelt fleckig und unterstrichen, unten am Titelblatt Stempel Prof. Ernst Mach, Original-Pappband. Rücken erneuert. Gutes Exemplar. Selten. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. RARE. FIRST GERMAN EDITION. "Franklin's most important scientific publication. "Norman 830 (first English edition). A vital work that represents a historic publication in the literature of electricity. "The most dramatic result of Franklin's researches was the proof that lightning is really an electrical phenomenon. " Printing and the Mind of Man 199 (1st ed. , 1751). There are two known states of the first German edition: with an erratum on p. 354, and without. This copy does not have the erratum. This edition not in BM Readex; Norman; Poggendorff; Brunet; Lowndes.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Testament

      1758 - - Paris dimanche 2 avril 1758, 13,4x19,2cm et 11,7x17,8cm, 2 feuillets. - Testament de Louise-Anne de Bourbon-Condé dite Mademoiselle de Charolais, recopié de la main de Jean-Baptiste-François-Joseph, comte de Sade (et père du Marquis), dans lequel cette dernière fait de son neveu, Louis-François Joseph de Bourbon, prince de Conti, son légataire universel. Une seconde partie concerne les legs aux gens de livrée, aux femmes et valets de chambre, à la femme de garde-robe, etc. Note de bas de page de la main du Marquis de Sade : "dite Mademoiselle de Charolais". On y joint un billet de notes, rédigé de la main de Sade, en vue de la publication de la correspondance de son père. Ce testament a été rédigé cinq jours avant la mort de Mademoiselle de Charolais, dont le décès survint le vendredi 7 avril 1758 à la suite de trois mois de maladie. La seconde partie du testament est datée du dimanche 2 avril 1758, sur la première est mentionnée la date du dimanche 12 avril 1758 : il s'agit bien sûr d'une date fautive. La totalité de cette copie a été rédigée de la main du Comte de Sade qui vécut avec Mademoiselle de Charolais à son château d'Athis-Mons à partir de 1750 jusqu'à la mort de cette dernière. Le jeune Comte de Sade, envoyé par son père à Paris aux alentours de 1720, eut pour protecteur Louis-Henri de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, dit Monsieur le Duc. Dès son arrivée, le jeune homme apprécie la vie de cour et « Chose rare, il plaît aux femmes sans se faire haïr des hommes : d'où le nombre de ses amis, au moins aussi élevé que celui de ses maîtresses. [.] M. de Sade ne se contente pas de conquêtes faciles ; les bourgeoises l'indiffèrent. Celles qu'il recherche - et conquiert le plus souvent - sont des femmes de cour, non seulement pourvues d'esprit et de beauté, mais parées encore d'un nom illustre, de crédit, d'influence ou de fortune, capables en un mot de servir ses intérêts et de le mettre bien en cour. » (Lever, Sade). Parmi son tableau de chasse figure Mademoiselle de Charolais, de sept ans son aînée, sœur de son protecteur et alors maîtresse royale. Peu désireuse de se marier, elle préférera toute sa vie conserver le célibat et multipliera les aventures et les amants prestigieux. Elle fut notamment la favorite du Duc de Richelieu, mais aussi de Louis XV pour lequel elle recrutait de nombreuses maîtresses, écopant ainsi du sobriquet de « maquerelle royale ». La rencontre charnelle entre Mademoiselle de Charolais et le Comte de Sade eut lieu le 24 novembre 1725 alors que ce dernier était contraint de garder le lit à cause d'une entorse. Une lettre de Louise-Anne atteste de cette aventure naissante : « Le 24 novembre est le plus beau jour de ma vie si je suis rentrée en possession de mon royaume et de ma souveraineté, par les droits du lit où je vous ai prêté serment de fidélité. Je compte y avoir reçu le vôtre et je vis maintenant pour le plus joli roi du monde. » (Papiers de famille, p.20). La passion n'est pourtant pas réciproque et le volage Comte de Sade fait bientôt la rencontre de la Duchesse de la Trémoïlle. S'éloignant ainsi de Mademoiselle de Charolais, il lui écrit en guise de rupture : « J'ai regardé, Madame, les avances que vous m'avez faites, comme des agacements de votre esprit et point de votre cœur. Je n'avais point l'honneur de vous connaître, je ne vous devais rien, une entorse m'obligeait de garder ma chambre, j'y étais désœuvré, vos lettres étaient jolies, elles m'amusaient, je me suis flatté s'il était vrai que j'eus fait votre conquête, que vous me guérissiez d'une passion malheureuse qui m'occupe uniquement. » (op. cit. p.23). En 1752, le Comte de Sade est ruiné par son train de vie, il a envoyé le jeune Donatien au collège Louis-le-Grand et loge chez sa bonne amie Mademoiselle de Charolais au château d'Athis-Mons : « Je me suis retiré chez Mademoiselle, quoiqu'il soit cruel à mon âge de dépendre de quelqu'un, pour diminuer ma dépense. » (Lettre du Comte de Sade à son oncle le prévôt de L'Isle-sur-Sorgue, 1 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        De l'origine des Lois, des Arts, et des Sciences; et de leurs Progrès chez les anciens Peuples. En 3 volumes.

      A Paris, Chez Desaint & Saillant, 1758, - in-4to, complète avec 9 planches dépl. gravées, y compris la belle planche de la construction des Pyramides d?Egypt, qui manque souvent + 3 grandes tableaux repliés reliure en veau d?époque, dos à cinq nerfs, richement orné, tranches rouges, bel exemplaire. Collation compl.: T. I : XXVIII (dont faux-titre, titre en rouge et noir, préface)+ 401 p. (+1) + 3 planches dépl. + 1 grand dépliant à la fin: tableau chronologique / T. II : VIII (dont faux-titre, titre en rouge et noir, table) + 438 p. + 1 grand dépl. dépliant à la fin: tableau chronologique / T. III : VIII (dont faux-titre, titre en rouge et noir, table) + 368 p. + 2 ff. (errata, approbation & privilège) + 6 planches dépl. et un grand dépl. à la fin: tableau chronologique.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brunet, II: 1647.

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        Lettres... rangées suivant leurs dates depuis 1593 jusqu’a 1606, inclusivement. Nouvelle édition dans laquelle on a recueilli un très-grand nombre de ces Lettres qui ne se trouvent point dans les éditions précédentes... Tome premier (... Tome sixième)

      Herissant, 1758. 12mo (cm. 16,6), 6 Voll., XVI-615(5), 467(5), 538, 552, 383, 398-XVI pp. Belle legature in piena pelle maculata con nervi, ricchi fregi, titolo e numeri oro al ds. Tagli rossi. Alcune pagine leggermente ingiallite, ma ottimo esemplare. L’opera di Sales, pur essendo essenzialmente ascetica e mistica, ha tuttavia anche un significato filosofico se la si considera sullo sfondo della problematica del tempo, tutta raccolta intorno al rapporto tra natura e soprannatura... (Amelio).

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        Testament

      A holograph of Louise-Anne de Bourbon-Condé, known as Mademoiselle de Charolais, in which she made her nephew, Louis Francois de Bourbon, prince of Conti, his sole legatee.A note is attached, Sade a publisher of his father. Paris dimanche 2 avril 1758 13,4x19,2cm et 11,7x17,8cm 2 feuillets

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        An Ecclesiastical History, Antient and Modern. Translated from the original Latin by Archibald Maclaine. Second edition. 5 vols. London, A. Millar

      1758 - Second edition. 5 vols. 8vo, xxvi, 474; [ii], 458; [ii], 509; [ii], 556; 458, [2]pp, contemporary calf, red morocco labels [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Institutiones Metaphysicae in usum tironum aptate. Ac Libris Quatuor comprehensae. Auctore A. G. R. P.

      Ex Typographia Simoniana - Neapoli, 1758. LATINO 0,46 Volume della metà del '700 in 8°, stato discreto, coperta semirigida in pergamena, diversi segni del tempo, titolo scritto a mano sul dorso, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine in buono stato, una con becca. Su risguardia cancellatura a penna. Bella marca tipografica su frontespizio. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Scritta in bella grafia "Comperata grana-30" su controguardia. USATO

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        PARADISE LOST. A POEM, IN TWELVE BOOKS and PARADISE REGAIN'D. A POEM IN FOUR BOOKS.

      Birmingham, England: John Baskerville, 1758. 8vo. full contemporary calf, gilt-stamped red labels on spine with five raised bands, stained edges. (xxx), lxix+(i), 390; 416 pages. 2 volumes. First Baskerville edition (Gaskell 4, 5). Preface by the publisher, list of subscribers, biography of Milton, introductory poetic works by Samuel Barrow and Andrew Marvel. Only 1500 copies of Milton's two epic poems were printed by Baskerville in 1758. In the preface to Paradise Lost, Baskerville discusses his objectives as a printer and announces his intent to print the Anglican Book of Common Prayer and his most renowned work, the folio Bible. The list of subscribers includes Benjamin Franklin among many others. This copy of Paradise Lost has the corrected page 135, rather than 13 as in some of the earliest copies. Paradise Regain'd is followed by Samson Agonistes, 19 short poems, 23 sonnets, and 19 psalms. From the Milton library of R.J. Wickenheiser, whose bookplate is on the front pastedown of the Paradise Lost volume. Spines of both volumes slightly rubbed, as are the edges. Previous owners' names on front free endpapers of both volumes. Endpapers tanned. One back rear endpaper in first volume torn out.

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        La libreria Mediceo-Laurenziana. Architettura del celebre Michelagnolo Buonarruoti.

      Florence, 1758. - Folio (300 x 427 mm). Title, frontispiece, 9 numbered plates, engraved throughout. Contemporary papered boards with floral design. Extremely rare edition of the plates depicting the fenestration and facade details of the Laurentian Library. The frontispiece (which follows the title page), engraved by Carlo Faucci and dated 1756, is after a painting by Giuseppe Zocchi. - The Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, which contains more than 11,000 manuscripts and 4,500 early printed books belonging to the private collection of the Medici family, was built in a cloister of the Medicean Basilica di San Lorenzo under the patronage of the Medici pope Clement VII. Renowned for its Mannerist architecture, it was designed by Michelangelo in 1523. When Michelangelo left Florence in 1534, only the walls of the reading room were complete; work was continued by other architects based on his plans and instructions. - Slight brownstaining throughout, but an appealing copy. OCLC 257591202. Cf. Millard IV, 118. Berlin Catalogue 2690 (s. v. Ruggieri). BAL, Early Printed Books 2114 (1756 first edition, with variant title). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elémens de l'Architecture Navale ou Traité pratique de la construction des vaisseaux. 2nd, enlarged edition. With 25 copper engraved plates, of which 1 frontispiece and 24 folded plates by Nicolas Ozanne

      Henri Louis DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU: Elémens de l'Architecture Navale ou Traité pratique de la construction des vaisseaux. 2nd, enlarged edition. With 25 copper engraved plates, of which 1 frontispiece and 24 folded plates by Nicolas Ozanne, as well as 11 engraved chapter vignettes and publisher's device Paris: Jombert 1758. Crown 4to (26:19,5 cm). [1 not num. leaf (frontispiece)], [not num. p. I-V (title etc.)], p. VI-XLIV, [not numb. p.], p. 1-49 [or I], p. II-XXIX (bound in between tables), [not num. p. XXX or 50], p. 52-484, plates I-XXIV. Fully polished contemporary calf over cardboard, thread-stitched on 5 raised bands, boarder panels with gilt stamped filets, spine with gilt stamped title printing and ornamenting in floral motifs, red cut on all sides and multicolour marbled end papers. 2nd edition of this core work on 18th century ship-building, actually the 1st comprehensive manual for junior naval constructors, enlarged by Duhamel, then Inspecteur Général of the French navy with chapter X concerning how to construct masts and sails. This copy belonged to and bears the signature (on title page) of Siegfried Popper (1848-1933), leading naval constructor of the Habsburg navy and uncle of philosopher Sir Karl Popper. Corners and margins of binding in parts with small faults, bumped and worn, boards scratched, some plates with tears at margins, inside moderately foxy and time-stained, though with only decent traces of use including some pencil marginalia, otherwise well conserved copy with fresh engravings. ÖBL, Bd. 8 (Lfg. 38, 1981), S. 205f.

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        DERECHO, PLEYTO, FCO DE MONTERO, EULALIA JOFRE, FELIX, ANNA, MARIA, LLEDO 1758

      Imprenta Francisco Surià. 1758 - Barcelona. 1758. Rústica. 32X23. 40p. Mariano Jofre y Llimona. Dr. Geronymo Ardevol. Por los consortes Felix y Anna Maria de Lledó y Jofre; respuesta a las dudas dadas por la Real Audiència y sala del noble señor Francisco de Montero en el pleyto que siguen contra Eulalia Jofre, viuda, y los consortes Fausto y Maria Cerdà y Jofre y otros. Visto pot los señores, De Ferran, De Aparici, De Viar, De Aperregui. Muy raro ejemplar de la tematica de derecho, respuestas, testamentos. Ref 6.5 Biblioteca Det. Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Artist: Vernet Antoine Charles Horace ( Carl) ( - 1836) Paris; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1820 1758 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: ; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 38 x 42; - description: Decorative representation of an arabian horse. The Arabian or Arab horse is a breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world.; -vita of the artist: Vernet drew horse with the forms he had learnt from nature in stables and riding-schools. His hunting-pieces, races, landscapes, and work as a lithographer were also very popular. In addition to being a painter and lithographer, Carle Vernet was an avid horseman. Just days before his death at the age of seventy-eight, he was seen racing as if he were a sprightly young man.

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        Considerations sur les Ouvrages d'Esprit. Amsterdam

      1758 - First Edition. 8vo, [iv], 164pp, contemporary calf [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Discourse on the Study of the Law; Being an Introductory Lecture..

      1758. The Genesis of Blackstone's Commentaries Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. A Discourse on the Study of the Law; Being an Introductory Lecture, Read in the Public Schools, October XXV, M.DCC.LVIII. Published by Direction of the Vice-Chancellor, Heads of Houses, And Proctors. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1758. 40 pp. Quarto (10" x 8"). Later three-quarter calf over pebbled cloth, "Blackstone" gilt-stamped to center of front board. Light rubbing to extremities with minor wear to spine ends and corners, small bookseller ticket to front pastedown, light toning to text, a bit of offsetting to corners of title page and verso of final leaf. $5,000. * First edition. This is the published version of Blackstone's inaugural lecture as Vinerian professor of English law. Presented to a large audience, it was "[h]astened into print less than a fortnight later as A Discourse on the Study of the Law, by late December a London correspondent claimed to hear Blackstone's lecture 'commended wherever I go.' What one reviewer terms 'this sensible, spirited, and manly exhortation to the study of the law' was reprinted in a further thousand copies next year; it also prefaced subsequent editions of the Analysis of the Laws, and eventually the first volume of the Commentaries": Prest, William Blackstone 151. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 233. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of Will Blackstone 542.

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        Sammelband mit 5 Schriften) - I: A M. D'Alembert Sur son Article Genève dans le VIIme volume de l'Encyclopédie, et particulierement sur le projet d'établir un théatre de comédie en cette Ville. - (angebunden): II: (Anonyme): Lettre d'un Professeur en Théologie d'une Université protestante a M. D'Alembert. - (angebunden): III: (Ximénez, Augustin Louis de): Lettre a Monsieur Rousseau sur l'effet Moral des Théatres. - (angebunden): IV: Dancourt, L(ouis) H(eurtaut): L.H. Dancourt, Alrequin de Berlin a Mr. J.J. Rousseau Citoyen de Geneve. - (angebunden): V: (Villaret, Claude): Lettre d'un écolier de philosophie a Monsieur J.J. Rousseau en réponse à sa lettre à M.d'Alembert sur les Spectacles.

      - 5 Titel in einem Band. Marmorierter Lederband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Originalausgabe. - Vereinigt neben dem berühmten Text von Rousseau 4 weitere Antworten zu einer der grossen intelektuellen Auseinandersetzungen über die Werte der calvinistisch geprägten Kultur Genfs im Verhältnis zu den Ideen der Aufklärer. - I: Amsterdam, Chez Marc Michel Rey, 1758. XVIII, 264 S., 4 S. Avis de l'imprimeur et errata, 4 S. Catalogue. - Sénelier 335. (Dufour unbekannt). - Titel in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette. - II: 1759, Strasbourg, (s.n.), 20 S., Mit einer Holzschnittvignette auf dem Titel. - Nicht bei Conlon. - Entgegnung eines anonymen Theologen (?) auf d'Alemberts Antwort an Rousseau. Der Text wurde von d'Alembert 1772 in die "Mélanges de litteérature, d'histoire et de philosophie" aufgenommen. - III: 1758. (s.l., s.n.). 30 S., 1 w.Bl. - Conlon 89. - Ximénez (1728 - 1817) erfolgloser Theaterautor aus reichem Haus, angeblich befreundet mit Voltaire, der ihn des Diebstahls bezichtigte, war sowohl für seine Frauengeschichten, seine Hässlichkeit und sein aussergewöhnlich unhygienisches Auftreten bekannt. - IV: Berlin et se trouve a Amsterdam chez J. H. Schneider. 1759. 3 Bll., 224 S. mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette. Conlon 96. - Originalausgabe der wahrscheinlich bissigsten Entgegnung des Harlekins von Berlin an den Bürger von Genf . Dancourt (1725 - 1801) zog mit verschiedenen Schauspielgruppen erfolglos durch Frankreich. Erst in Deutschland, vor allem in Berlin und Wien, wo er seinen ursprünglichen Namen Louis Heurtaut mit dem Pseudonym Dancourt tauschte, feierte er mit französischen Komödien grosse Erfolge. - V: Genève (i.e. Paris, Antoine-Urbain II Coustelier). Titel, 82 S., - Conlon 110. - Der gleiche Text erschien gleichzeitig unter dem Titel "Considérations sur l'art du théatre. D*** à M. Jean-Jacques Rousseau" mit der untergeschobenen Verlagsangabe "Genève,Henri Albert Gosse". - Einband an den Ecken bestossen. Oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle. - Fleckenlos. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Paradise Lost. A Poem In Twelve Books. Paradise Regain'd. A Poem In Four Books. To Which Is Added Samson Agonistes: And Poems Upon Several Occasions. [ct 2 Vols 1758]

      Birmingham: Printed By John Baskerville for J and R Tonson. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1758. 1st Thus. leather. 3/4 calf leather over marbled boards. Sympathetically rebacked in fine calf leather with red morocco spine labels. First Baskerville edition. Contents clean and firm. Fine binding with very pleasing appearance. [3], [18], [6], 416; Lxix pp ' Life of Milton ' , 390. Complete including list of subscribers. 6" x 9 1/4", 8 pounds. .

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

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

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        Philosophiae naturalis theoria redacta ad unicam legem virium in natura existentium

      4to (216x168 mm). [28], 322, [2: Index], 16 (Epistola ad Carolum Scherffer), [2: Adnotanda, et corrigenda] pp. and IV folding engraved plates, displaying 75 diagrams. Signatures: a-c4, d2, A-Rr4, Ss2, a4, b4, [†]1. Contemporary stiff vellum, marbled edges. In the present exemplar, as in other recorded copies, the errata leaf substitutes the leaf with the Monitum (printed on recto only), whose short text is included in the errata. From a quick survey of the extant copies of the Theoria it appears that most exemplars either have the Monitum leaf or the errata leaf, presumably printed at a later stage to replace the Monitum; very few copies have both. An unsophisticated, wide-margined copy, only slightly browned as usual.FIRST EDITION of this fundamental book in the history of scientific thought. 'A Theory of natural philosophy reduced to a single law of the forces existing in nature' marks the birth of atomic physics and contains other remarkable anticipations in modern theoretical physics and cosmology.Boscovich, inaugurating the modern search for a unified field theory, suggests that a single law is at the basis of all natural phenomena, and that our inadequate mathematical knowledge is the cause of our misperception of the multiplicity of physical forces. The chapter De Spatio, & Tempore, ut a nobis cognoscuntur ('On space and time as they are perceived by us') is regarded as an anticipation of the theory of relativity. Moreover, Boscovich's attempt to explain the structure of matter in terms of 'point atoms', called "puncta", governed by forces acting among them, is considered as a forerunner of the modern theory of quarks.The Theoria enjoyed an immediate success and a wide circulation. The work had a great influence on and was praised by such important physicists as J.-J. Lalande, P.-S. Laplace, A.-M. Ampère, J.-L. Gay-Lussac, M. Faraday, H. von Helmholtz, H.R. Hertz, J. Priestley, H. Davy, J.C. Maxwell, Lord Kelvin, J. J. Thompson, N. Bohr, and W. Heisenberg, who in 1958 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".The work was composed in Vienna. Boscovich entrusted the Jesuit Karl Scherffer (1716-83) with the publication of the book, which was printed in August 1758 soon after Boscovich had left the town. Scherffer was the supervisor of the Observatory at Graz and later became professor of mathematics in Vienna, where he taught Newton's Principia. As a sign of gratitude, Boscovich appended to his book a letter to Scherffer. The dedication to Cardinal Cristoforo Migazzi, Archbishop of Vienna, is dated February 1758. On March 4, while the book was still under the press, 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 already sold out. The work was reissued at Vienna in 1759, and a revised and corrected edition appeared in Venice in 1763."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" (J. Carter & P.H. Muir, eds., Printing and the mind of man, London, 1967, p. 122)."Boscovich's Theory of Natural Philosophy is one of the great attempts to understand the structure of the universe in terms of a singles idea. Though conceived in the eighteenth century, and strongly influencing the nineteenth, it is in several respects a twentieth-century idea... The idea is simple: All phenomena arise from the spatial arrangements and relative displacements of identical point particles interacting by pairs under an oscillatory law determining their relative accelerations... Boscovich's 'new world' was an ideal atomic cosmogony, involving a new structural attitude to space and time. Moreover it was fundamental in the sense of being atomic and concerning itself with ultimate structure. Boscovich absorbed Descartes, Locke, Newton, and Leibniz, and fused what he needed into a unified structural interpretation of all known physical phenomena. He was the geometer of atomism, the Euclid of Democritus, thinking in terms of visual images of spatial patterns of particles... Part II of the Theoria covers applications to mechanics, e.g. systems of 3, 4, or more puncta, centre of gravity, action and reaction, collision, resolution of 'forces', centre of equilibrium and oscillation, pressure of fluids, etc. Part III treats applications to physics, e.g. penetrability, divisibility, gravity, cohesion, composite particles, solidity and fluidity, flexible rods, viscosity, elasticity, chemical processes, fire, light, cold and heat, electricity and magnetism... [Moreoer] the Theoria has brilliant passages on continuity, geometry, penetrability, non-interacting universes which might float undisturbed through each other, forms of matter with very high densities, finite universes, limit points, innermost structure, complex molecular fields, chemistry, chain reactions, probability, and the importance of the proportionality of gravitational and inertial mass" (L.L. Whyte, Boscovich's atomism, in: "Roger Joseph Boscovich. Studies of his life and work", L.L. Whyte, ed., London, 1961, pp. 102, 105, 110 and 116)."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 & 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" (H. Kragh, Conceptions of Cosmos, from myths to the accelerating universe: a history of cosmology, Oxford, 2007, p. 82). Ruggero Boscovich (Ruder Josip Boskovic) was born in Dubrovnik, at the time called Ragusa. His father was Serbian, his mother was from Bergamo, Italy. He had his first education at the Collegium Ragusinum, directed by Italian Jesuits. Then, in 1725, he was sent as a novice to the Roman college of S. Andrea delle Fratte. Three years later he moved to the Collegio Romano and started teaching logic and mathematics, taking the chair that had beloned to his teacher, O. Borgondio.In the following years he published many writings on physics, mathematics and astronomy, becoming the major supporter of Newton in his order. In 1744, when he was ordained, Boscovich was already a renowned scientist all over Europe. In 1746 he became a member of the Bologna Academy and in 1748 of Académie Française. Between 1750 and 1752 he made several geodetic surveys with the aim of drawing up a map of the territory of the Pope's state and measuring the meridian arc between Rome and Rimini.From 1757, probably due to friction with some brothers of his order, Boscovich was gradually removed from teaching and employed only for diplomatic missions. In that year he was sent to Vienna as a representative of the Lucchesi in a dispute over hydraulic works against the Florentines, who had sent as their expert father Leonardo Ximenes. His stay at the Habsburg court went on for over a year.In 1759 Boscovich visited Paris and Versailles, and made the acquaintance of the encyclopaedists, with whom he shared a mutual hostility. In 1760 he arrived in England, where he was welcomed by the English scientific word and accepted as a member by the Royal Society. In 1761 he was sent by the Royal Society to Constantinople to observe the transit of Venus scheduled for September that year. Boscovich arrived too late, but remained on the Bosphorus for over six months, then in 1762, bound for St. Petersburg, he reached Warsaw. In 1763 he was back in Rome.In 1764 Boscovich was appointed professor of mathematics and astronomy at the University of Pavia and undertook the construction of the new Brera observatory, of which he became the director. In 1768 he moved to the Palatine Schools in Milan. In 1773, when his order was suppressed, he resigned from all his positions and moved to Paris, where he started working for the French navy.In 1782 Boscovich came back to Italy, spending his last years in Pescia, Florence, Bassano, and Milan, where he died on February 1787 (cf. Z. Marcovic, Ruder Josip Boskovic, in: "Dictionary of Scientific Biography", Ch.C. Gillespie, ed., New York, 1970, II, pp. 326-332).L. Law White, ed., op. cit., pp. 50-68; 127-152; J. Carter & P.H. Muir, eds., op. cit., no. 203; D.H. Hook & J.M. Norman, eds., The Haskell F. Norman Library of science & medicine, San Francisco, 1991, no. 277; P. Riccardi, Biblioteca matematica italiana, Milan, 1952, I, col. 180, no. 531; A. De Backer & C. Sommervogel, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus, Paris, 1872, I, cols. 1840-41, no. 66; J. Lalande, Bibliographie Astronomique, Paris, 1803, p. 464.

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        Youth's Introduction to Trade and Business. The Eighth Edition. To which is added, A Short Sketch of Book-Keeping by Double-Entry. London, J. Fuller, B. Dod, J. Ward

      1758 - Eighth edition. Small 4to, viii, 181, [16]pp, contemporary unlettered mottled calf, raised bands, floral rolls to joints and twin rules to boards in blind, all edges speckled red. With several tables and a woodcut headpiece [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Extracts, from the several Treaties subsisting between Great Britain and other Kingdoms and States, of such Articles and Clauses, as relate to the Duty and Conduct of the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War. The third edition.

      London: Printed in the Year, 1758 - Quarto (240 x 191 mm). Contemporary red goatskin, decorative gilt spine with five raised bands, floriate gilt decoration within each compartment, green label, sides with broad decorative border of fleurons, corners with backwards-facing birds each balanced on a series of small tools emerging from an urn, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Some light abrasions and marks to binding. An excellent copy, with the prelminary blank [a1] and frontispiece. Attractive wood-engraved frontispiece showing the Admiralty fouled anchor on an escutcheon set against a trophy of arms within a scrollling cartouche (also featuring sextants, compasses, cannon and canonballs), tail-piece of a classical female figure representing the arts of navigation. Third edition - preceded by those of 1741 and 1747 - issued against the background of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) and updated to take into account the latest maritime treaties: with Algiers (1751), France (includes treaty of Aix la Chapelle,1748), Morocco (1750-51), Portugal (1755), Savoy (1748 and 1750), Tripoli, and Tunis (both 1751 - and both comprising an extensive series of articles including the treatment of escaping slaves). Historical agreements are included with the fourteen treaties outlined here, between Britain and Algiers, Austrian Netherlands, Denmark, France, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Savoy, Spain, States General, Sweden, Tripoli, Tunis, Turkey. The details of French treaties include several mentions of the American colonies. This is a decidedly distinguished binding - provenance of which cannot, regrettably, be ascertained - that was perhaps executed for an individual with a connection to the Admiralty. In its overall style, and in particular the use of the backwards-facing bird tool, it resembles the work of Jonas Hanway's first binder (see Maggs, Bookbinding in the British Isles, 1996, I 121). Hanway (1712-1786), merchant and founder of the Marine Society, had a particular devotion to maritime affairs. Therefore, the subject matter of the present volume places it very much in Hanway's sphere of interest. "He was another eccentric philanthropist who sought to further the good causes he favoured by presenting elaborately bound books on such subjects to possible subscribers" (Nixon & Foot, The History of Decorated Bookbinding in England, 1992, pp. 87-88).

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        Untersuchungen Von dem Ursprung der Gesezze, Künste und Wissenschaften. Wie auch ihrem Wachsthum bei den alten Völkern. Aus dem Französischen von Georg Christoph Hamberger. 3 Theile in 1 Band.

      4to. Mit gest. Frontispiz von J.H. Meil, 3 gest. Falttaf. u. 2 gef. Tabellen. XXII, 398 S. 2 Bl., 372 S. 2 Bl., 280 S., 8 Bl. Ldr. d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden m. RSchild u. Rückenvergoldung. Rotschnitt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des zuerst 1758 in Paris erschienenen Werkes über Handwerk, Handel u. Gewerbe sowie Baukunst, Entdeckung der Edelsteine, Arzneikunst, Astonomie, Schiffahrt usw. - Nicht beigebunden sind die 6 Taf. zu Teil II-III sowie die Tabelle zu Teil III. - Einband berieben, Fehlstellen im Leder, v.a. am Rücken. Im Innendeckel Widmungsschild als Schulprämie des Joachimsthalschen Gymnasiums Berlin an Isaac Elias Itzig, vom Rektor (Johann Heinrich Ludwig) Meierotto 1796 unterzeichnet. - Die ersten Bl. stark angerändert, im Rande teils fleckig, Schnitt stark oxidiert, obere Ecke gegen Ende wasserrandig.

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        Extracts, from the several Treaties subsisting between Great Britain and other Kingdoms and States,

      London: Printed in the Year,, 1758. of such Articles and Clauses, as relate to the Duty and Conduct of the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War. The third edition. Quarto (240 x 191 mm). Contemporary red goatskin, decorative gilt spine with five raised bands, floriate gilt decoration within each compartment, green label, sides with broad decorative border of fleurons, corners with backwards-facing birds each balanced on a series of small tools emerging from an urn, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Attractive wood-engraved frontispiece showing the Admiralty fouled anchor on an escutcheon set against a trophy of arms within a scrollling cartouche (also featuring sextants, compasses, cannon and canonballs), tail-piece of a classical female figure representing the arts of navigation. Some light abrasions and marks to binding. An excellent copy, with the prelminary blank [a1] and frontispiece. Third edition - preceded by those of 1741 and 1747 - issued against the background of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) and updated to take into account the latest maritime treaties: with Algiers (1751), France (includes treaty of Aix la Chapelle,1748), Morocco (1750-51), Portugal (1755), Savoy (1748 and 1750), Tripoli, and Tunis (both 1751 - and both comprising an extensive series of articles including the treatment of escaping slaves). Historical agreements are included with the fourteen treaties outlined here, between Britain and Algiers, Austrian Netherlands, Denmark, France, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Savoy, Spain, States General, Sweden, Tripoli, Tunis, Turkey. The details of French treaties include several mentions of the American colonies. This is a decidedly distinguished binding - provenance of which cannot, regrettably, be ascertained - that was perhaps executed for an individual with a connection to the Admiralty. In its overall style, and in particular the use of the backwards-facing bird tool, it resembles the work of Jonas Hanway's first binder (see Maggs, Bookbinding in the British Isles, 1996, I 121). Hanway (1712-1786), merchant and founder of the Marine Society, had a particular devotion to maritime affairs. Therefore, the subject matter of the present volume places it very much in Hanway's sphere of interest. "He was another eccentric philanthropist who sought to further the good causes he favoured by presenting elaborately bound books on such subjects to possible subscribers" (Nixon & Foot, The History of Decorated Bookbinding in England, 1992, pp. 87-88).

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