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        D'e l'Esprit

      Durand 1758 Edizione originale, in seconda tiratura, la prima in commercio. L'opera venne infatti censurata, dapprima da Malesherbes, e poi dal clero e dal parlamento. In 4°, c.nn. 2, p. XXII, 643 (1). Seguono 4 pagine di "Annonces, affiches, et avis divers", 38° foglio del settimanale parigino. Ottimo esemplare. Pelle coeva con nervature, titoli e fregi in oro al dorso (piccola mancanza alla cuffia superiore). Tagli rossi. (Barbier, II, 178 - 179).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marisa Meroni]
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        A plan for the establishing a working-school, for the maintenance, education, and employment of poor children, especially orphans. And also rules for the execution and good government thereof. Proposed to the consideration of all who are or may be subscribers thereto

      London, John Ward, 1758. 4to, 15 + (1)pp., margins a little dusted in places, printed on heavy paper, early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and lettered, with the armorial bookplate of Ferguson of Raith> on front pastedown. A very good copy. First edition: rare. Goldsmiths?' 9415.13. Higgs1817. Kress 5747. [Additional copies located by ESTC, COPAC & OCLC at Massachusetts State + NLS + Durham.] The author proposes a school for poor children, especially orphans, from the ages of six to fourteen years old, the plan containing the rules covering such matters as diet, medical inspection, education, work to be undertaken etc. The Orphan Working School was established by a group of nonconformists in 1758, at Hoxton, for the reception of 20 destitute boys. In 1771 it moved to the City Road. In 1773 a building was erected for 35 boys and 35 girls. By 1846 1,236 children, both boys and girls, had been received into the institution. In 1846 it was proposed to move the school again, this time to a healthier position at Haverstock Hill, in the vicinity of Belsize Park. In 1988 the school, now called the Royal Alexandra and Albert School, was relocated in Reigate (Surrey). This was one of several similar proposals for social reform, including the establishment of charitable institutions for poor children in London during the 1750s. [See, e.g. others by Fielding, Hanway, Massie and Saunders Welch]. The present proposal was evidently based on purely philanthropic and Christian (but non-denominational) motives. 'Amongst the various objects calling for compassion, and the aids of charity, poor children, especially orphans, always have been justly esteemed some of the principal,' claims the author of the present 'Plan'.> 'Witness, amongst other excellent institutions, the great number of charity schools, in and about this city, erected and supported with the kindest design, and at no small expence. And yet experience has long shown, how ineffectual these are to promote their valuable intention; how little they answer the expence at which they are carried on. Their defects are too obvious to need enumerating; the subject of daily complaint; and lamented most by those who are most conversant in such matters. Children are formed for stations above what Providence designed them, or the public good requires. In the intervals between learning, they are left exposed to all the snares of indigence, evil example, and bad company. And for want of being trained to industry and diligence, contract habits of sloth and idleness, and are sadly exposed to the temptations thereof. Strange therefore it would be, if in an age so distinguished for charity as the present is, this important object of it should alone be neglected: and that while so many are wishing for something further to be done, none should attempt it. Such an attempt is now made ......'.

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        Pomologia, dat is beschrijvingen en afbeeldingen van de beste zoorten van appels en peeren,... (Und:) Fructulogia of beschrijvingen der vruchtbomen en vrugten... (Und:) Dendrologia, of beschrijving der plantagiegewassen, die men in de tuinen cultiveert... 3 Tle. in 1 Band.

      Leeuwarden, Abraham Ferwerda 1758 - 1763.. Mit zus. 39 kolor. Kupfertafeln. 2 Bll., 86 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 132 S.; 2 Bll., 168 S., 2 Bll. Rot eingefärbter HLdr. d. Zt. Folio.. Nissen 1077 & 1078; Pritzel 4754 & 4755. - Erste Ausgabe. Komplett mit allen 20 Tafeln zum ersten Teil und den 19 Tafeln zum zweiten Teil. "Both books may be considered as the first monographs with coloured plates of fruit and fruit trees" (Landwehr S. 33). - Die sorgfältig kolorierten Tafeln in der 'Pomologia' ausschließlich mit Früchten, in der 'Fructologia' mit Zweigen und Früchten. - Kanten und Decken beschabt. Textbll. teils leicht gebräunt, Titel, Innendeckel und Widmungsblatt mit altem Stempel, insgesamt schöner, breitrandiger und unbeschnittener Sammelband mit prachtvoll kolorierten Tafeln.

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        DE TELLURIBUS IN MUNDO NOSTRO SOLARI, QUAE VOCANTUR PLANETAE: ET DE TELLURIBUS IN COELO ASTRIFERO: DEQUE ILLARUM INCOLIS; TUM DE SPIRITIBUS & ANGELIS IBI; EX AUDITIS & VISIS

      [John Lewis], London 1758 - Quarto. 72 pp. Errata leaf not present, as usual. In Latin. Late 19th-century red morocco, raised bands, gilt spine title, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Mid 19th-century ownership inscription in title page and underlining and extensive marginal notes in English and Latin from the same owner at various points throughout. Some loss to manuscript marginalia from trimming. Minor wear and soiling to binding and occasional soiling and foxing in contents. Very good. First edition, in Latin, of one of Swedenborg's early mystical writings, published anonymously by John Lewis in London in an edition of 1000 copies. This work, later published in English as "Concerning the Earths in our Solar System, which are called Planets; and concerning the Earths in the Starry Heaven; together with an account of their inhabitants, and also of the spirits and angels there." is an account of Swedenborg's spiritual communications with the inhabitants of other worlds and a description of their various distinctive qualities and religious orientations. The spirits of Mercury travel across the universe in globe-like phalanxes "to acquire the knowledges of things." Describing to Swedenborg the vast numbers of beings and worlds beyond our own, they relate to him that "they knew there were earths existing in the universe to the number of some hundred thousands and upwards" and ask, "yet what is this to the Divine, which is infinite?" The inhabitants of Mars are "the best of all among the spirits who are from the earths of our solar system, for they are as to the most part celestial men, not unlike those who were of the Most Ancient Church on this earth." At the edge of our solar system, Swedenborg discovers "fiery smoke ascending out of a great chasm," where guards prevent the travel of spirits to whom leave has not been granted, and visits five worlds beyond it. An additional chapter explores the question of why our earth would be chosen for the Incarnation, determining that the capacity to create scripture began here: "That the Word might be written on our earth, is because the art of writing has existed here from the most ancient time, first on the bark of trees, next on parchment, afterwards on paper, and lastly published by types. This was provided by the Lord for the sake of the Word." Throughout, Swedenborg's considerable astronomical knowledge and distinctive theology emerge in his narration and in dialogues between himself and the other beings. ESTC T90963. Hyde 956. Caillet 10482 (French translation). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        EL REY. POR QUANTO, AVIENDO LLEGADO À MI NOTICIA, QUE SIN EMBARGO DE LO MANDADO POR LA LEY QUARTA, TITULO QUINCE DEL LIBRO QUINTO, PARA QUE LAS RESIDENCIAS DE OFICIOS QUE SE PROVEYEREN À CONSULTA DE MI CONSEJO DE CAMARA DE LAS INDIAS SE TOMEN POR LA PERSONA, QUE NOMBRARE EL PRESIDENTE DEL MISMO CONSEJO EN LOS TERMINOS QUE PRESCRIVEN.[caption title].

      [Madrid. 1758]. - [3]pp. Folio. Dbd. Maltese cross at head of title. Contemporary and later manuscript annotations in ink and later pencil annotation on first page. Accomplished in manuscript, with additional manuscript annotations. Manuscript inscription on blank verso of final printed page. Extremely light dampstaining in margins, occasional minor soiling and ink stains (the latter touching a few letters). Very good. A rare proclamation by Ferdinand VI, King of Spain, demanding that earlier laws regarding the appointment of judges in the Spanish Indies be observed. The decree states that disregard of these laws and guidelines in the past has been a great injustice, causing injury to royal interests and to the general population. This proclamation was to be sent to the viceroys and audiencias throughout the Spanish Indies. This copy, accomplished in manuscript at Aranjuez, Spain on August 20, 1758, is signed by Juan Emanuel Crespo, with the inscription "Yo El Rey" and the annotation "Por mandado del Reyno exo. señor." A manuscript inscription on the blank verso of the final printed page, dated December 4, 1759, confirms that the decree had been reviewed by the President, the fiscal, and other high- ranking officials in Santiago de Chile. Not in OCLC, Medina (BHA), or Palau.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Select Office for the Holy Communion, consisting of occasional Prayers and Meditations, collect out of such Authors only, as are thought to have excelled in this kind of Writing; to which are prefixed some Propositions, and two Discourses

      Printed for S Leake at Bath and C. Henderson under the Royal-Exchange 1758 - 12mo., on laid paper; neat contemporary inscription on (blank) leaf following front free endpaper; handsomely bound in contemporary full calf, sides blocked with an elaborate frame panel in gilt including eagles, thistles and flowers, the whole stopped at corners by enhanced crowns, back gilt with five raised bands tooled in gilt, all compartments tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, gilt doublures and dentelles, marbled endpapers, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, one corner lightly bruised else a most attractive copy in period binding. With the half-title; leaves C9-11 clipped at upper outer corner with minimal loss of text. The work comprises 'Two Discourses' [with] (separately paginated) 'Prayers and Meditations relating to the Holy Communion' [with] (unpaginated) 'The Church Service'. Extremely scarce, especially in period binding in this condition. A most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Den Danske Skue-Plads, deelt Udi 7 Tomer.

      7 dele i 1 bind. J.J. Høpffner, København u.å. (1758). Samtidigt brunt hellæderbind med rygforgyldning. Gl. navn og tilskrift (1823) på forsatsbladet. Guldtrykt exliibris (Tage E.P. Langager).. Andet optryk fra 1758 af J.J. Høpffners samlede udgave af Holbergs komedier. Ehrencron-Müller II,200

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        Historical Law-Tracts

      Edinburgh: A. Millar, A. Kincaid, and J. Bell,, 1758. 2 volumes, octavo (199 × 117 mm). Contemporary calf, spines numbered in black, red morocco labels, three-line blind-tooled border on sides, unusual looping decoration on sides. Contemporary ownership inscription of "L. Grant" on titles; bindings a little rubbed, hinges split at head and tail but sound. First edition of a key work by the Scottish judge and writer Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1782), an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment: "it is hard to overestimate Kames' influence on the Scottish Enlightenment" (Keefe, Scottish Philosophy of Rhetoric, 2014, Chapter 2). It is one of a series of works on legal topics "which helped both to chart the development of the Scottish legal system in this period and to shape it" (ODNB). Marvin's Legal Bibliography notes that Kames's book is "conducted upon a very judicious system of investigating the natural principles of some of the most important objects of judicial science, and tracing the application of them in the laws of Rome, of Scotland, and of England; but a comparison between the laws of Scotland and England... is apparently the leading object of the undertaking." A most attractive copy in unadulterated period calf.

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        EL REY. POR QUANTO, AVIENDO LLEGADO À MI NOTICIA, QUE SIN EMBARGO DE LO MANDADO POR LA LEY QUARTA, TITULO QUINCE DEL LIBRO QUINTO, PARA QUE LAS RESIDENCIAS DE OFICIOS QUE SE PROVEYEREN À CONSULTA DE MI CONSEJO DE CAMARA DE LAS INDIAS SE TOMEN POR LA PERSONA, QUE NOMBRARE EL PRESIDENTE DEL MISMO CONSEJO EN LOS TERMINOS QUE PRESCRIVEN...[caption title]

      [Madrid. 1758].. [3]pp. Folio. Dbd. Maltese cross at head of title. Contemporary and later manuscript annotations in ink and later pencil annotation on first page. Accomplished in manuscript, with additional manuscript annotations. Manuscript inscription on blank verso of final printed page. Extremely light dampstaining in margins, occasional minor soiling and ink stains (the latter touching a few letters). Very good. A rare proclamation by Ferdinand VI, King of Spain, demanding that earlier laws regarding the appointment of judges in the Spanish Indies be observed. The decree states that disregard of these laws and guidelines in the past has been a great injustice, causing injury to royal interests and to the general population. This proclamation was to be sent to the viceroys and audiencias throughout the Spanish Indies. This copy, accomplished in manuscript at Aranjuez, Spain on August 20, 1758, is signed by Juan Emanuel Crespo, with the inscription "Yo El Rey" and the annotation "Por mandado del Reyno exo. señor." A manuscript inscription on the blank verso of the final printed page, dated December 4, 1759, confirms that the decree had been reviewed by the President, the fiscal, and other high- ranking officials in Santiago de Chile. Not in OCLC, Medina (BHA), or Palau.

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        Le droit des gens, ou Principes de la loi naturelle, appliques a la conduite & aux affaires des nations & des souverains. 2 tomes en 1 volume.

      Leide, Aux depens de la Compagnie, 1758,. gr. in-8°, 18 ff., titre en rouge et noir avec vignette gravee + 228 p.; 8 ff. + 162 p., orne de jolis culs-de-lampe graves sur bois, typographie soignee, premier titre un peu sali, papier legerement bruni, solide et elegante reliure en demi-parchemin recente, dos avec piece de titre en maroquin brun, plats en papier dominote ancien. (Vera Creola, Berne).. Grand classique, "encore une autorite de nos jours" (Hoefer).Le traite du "Droit des gens", qui venait combler un vide aux dires de l'auteur, connut immediatement un enorme succes et fut rapidement traduit dans les principales langues de l'Europe. Depassant les travaux de Grotius, de Wolff et de Puffendorff, Vattel nous propose une oeuvre incontournable en ce qui concerne les bases fondamentales des gouvernements et les constitutions des peuples, les rapports politiques des nations entre elles et avec les princes, les relations commerciales, maritimes et autres interets qui unissent ou divisent les Etats, tout cela sous le signe d'une politique nouvelle, regie par la justice et la probite. Jeanneret, en 1863, n'hesitait pas a dire de cet ouvrage qu'il etait "encore une autorite de nos jours". "Als Christian Wolf's Schüler hat der Schweizer Vattel durch sein 1758 erschienenes Droit des Gens den meisten Einfluss auf die Gelehrten wie auf die Staatsmänner der folgenden Jahrzehnte gewonnen" (Franz v. Liszt: Das Völkerrecht). Nach der Erstausgabe 'Londres' (ist Neuenburg) erschien schon bald die holländische Ausgabe (vorlieg. Ausgabe). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Jeanneret, Biographie neuchateloise (1863) II/410; DHBS VII/50; Beguelin, En souvenir de Vattel (1929); cf. Querard X/67 et Lonchamp 3084 (Premiere edition de Londres = Neuchatel, 1758 ).

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        Le père de famille, comédie en trois actes et en prose, par M. le Docteur Charles Goldoni, ancien avocat au Parlement de Venise, traduite de litalien en françois par M*** [Alexandre Deleyre] suivi de Le Véritable Ami, comédie en trois actes et en prose par M. le Docteur Charles Goldoni, avocat, traduite de lItalien en Français par M. lAbbé **, chanoine de léglise de Saint-Luc

      1758 - in-8 de 6 fnch. (épître dédicatoire et 4 f. derrata)-216-4 fnch.-165 p., EO de la traduction, plein veau époque, triple filet doré sur les plats, mors faibles, dos lisse orné frotté, coiffes et coins ab. [littérature - théâtre], [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An account of Russia as it was in the year 1710

      [Twickenham]: Printed at Strawberry-Hill Small 8vo (18 cm; 7.25").xxiv, 158, [2] pp.. 1758 First edition and sole Strawberry Hill edition; second and third editions appeared from other publishers in 1761 and 1771. As handsomely printed a work as one would expect of Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill press, this bears a title-page offering an engraved vignette of Strawberry Hill and presents Walpole's account of the author and his assessment of the Account as an "Advertisement" occupying pp. [iii]–xxiv. The errata appear on the last leaf.=> Limited to 700 copies.Whitworth was perhaps the most effective English ambassador to Russia in the first half of the 18th century. His Account was originally written for the foreign office and remained in manuscript till Walpole printed it. The DNB (on-line) writes of it, "Succinct and perceptive, it was a survey of Petrine Russia which held its readership through to the century's end and beyond."Horace Walpole (1717–97), the 4th earl of Orford, is best remembered as the author of the Gothic novel The Castle of Otranto. Among bibliophiles he is also remembered for his private press, variously known as the Officina Arbutana or the Strawberry Hill Press. Walpole's almost fantastic wealth allowed him the connoisseur's luxury of maintaining this noble enterprise, which he operated in the arena of the rebirth of fine printing in Great Britain that was being carried on by the Foulis brothers, Baskerville, and others.Provenance: 20th-century bookplate of William & Helena Hand. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt spine extra, gilt dull; joints and hinges with good repairs. Two old booksellers' descriptions taped to front pastedown. Off-setting from the turn-ins on the front and rear free endpapers and fly-leaves, title-page, and errata leaf; else, quite clean. A handsome book.

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        The Preceptor: Containing A General Course of Education. Wherein The First Principles Of Polite Learning Are Laid Down In A Way most suitable for trying the Genius, and advancing the Instruction of Youth, Volume I.

      Published by R. and J. Dodsley, London 1758 - , xlix, 466 pages, complete with frontispiece, 23 folding plates, and 6 folding maps which are handcoloured in outline, volume 1 of 2 Third Edition , rebacked and with new endpapers, corners of boards scuffed, neat previous owner's name and date in ink at head of title page, faint spotting to some page margins but text and illustrations clean and complete, the book is in good+ condition , contemporary speckled brown calf boards, recent brown calf spine and title labels Octavo, 21 x 13 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        4 Werke.

      Frankfurt, 1758. - I. Anonym : Freye Gedanken über einige Theile der Kriegskunst. Mit 4 Textholzschnitten, 8 Blatt, 218 Seiten, 1 Blatt, II. Anonym : Kurtze und deutliche Abhandlung von der Construction der jetzo gebräuchlichen Arten von Feld-Schantzen, Redouten, Tête du Ponts, Circon- und Contravallations-Linien, auch was man beym Approchiren, eine Parallele, oder Place d'Arms nennet, aus denen Schriften der berühmtesten Ingenieurs gesamlet, und in sechs Abtheilungen, nebst denen dazu gehörigen Figuren, deutlich demonstriret, wie auch einer teutschen Uebersetzung aller bei der Fortification üblichen Frantzösischen und Lateinischen Kunst-Wörter von T. Mit gestochener Titelvignette , 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 60 Seiten, Berlin, Haude und Spener, 1748. III. Hérouville de Claye, Antoine Ricouart d'. : Mémoires sur l'infanterie, ou traité des légions, composé (suivant l'exemple des anciens Romains) par le Marechal Comte de Saxe (i.e. Antoine Ricouart d' Hérouville de Claye). Ouvrage posthume. Mit 3 Falttabellen, 104 Seiten, Den Haag, Gibert, 1753. (Der Titel nennt als angeblichen Verfasser Moritz von Sachsen). IV. Picht, I. G. : L'Ingenieur en Campagne.Mit 5 gestoch. Faltkupfern, 64 Seiten, Amsterdam, 1761. Gebunden in einem Halblederband der Zeit, 17 x 11 cm. Einband etwas berieben sonst gut, Titel von I. mit altem handschriftlichen Namenszug „Axel Ulrich Wrangel". Der anonyme Verfasser schließt sein Vorwort mit dem Wunsch : „Würdigen Sie dieses Buch nur der Aufmerksamkeit, mit der Sie in ihrer Jugend den schlechtesten Roman gelesen haben : so wird zufrieden seyn, Meine Herren ! Der Verfasser".

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        DE NOVA HIEROSOLYMA ET EJUS DOCTRINA COELESTI: EX AUDITIS E COELO. QUIBUS PRAEMITTITUR ALIQUID DE NOVO COELO & NOVA TERRA ["THE NEW JERUSALEM AND ITS HEAVENLY DOCTRINE."]

      [Printed by John Lewis], London 1758 - Quarto. 156 pp. In latin. Modern vinyl, raised bands, spine lettered in gilt. Final errata leaf not present, as usual. Some light underlining in pencil, occasional light foxing, else near fine. First edition of one of the foundational documents of Emanuel Swedenborg's vision for a new Christianity, containing its fundamental doctrines. Published anonymously and printed in London by John Lewis in an edition of 1000 copies. Scarce. ESTC T135860. Hyde 1210. Caillet 10476 (French edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DE NOVA HIEROSOLYMA ET EJUS DOCTRINA COELESTI: EX AUDITIS E COELO. QUIBUS PRAEMITTITUR ALIQUID DE NOVO COELO & NOVA TERRA ["THE NEW JERUSALEM AND ITS HEAVENLY DOCTRINE..."]

      London: [Printed by John Lewis], 1758. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Quarto. 156 pp. In latin. Modern vinyl, raised bands, spine lettered in gilt. Final errata leaf not present, as usual. Some light underlining in pencil, occasional light foxing, else near fine. First edition of one of the foundational documents of Emanuel Swedenborg's vision for a new Christianity, containing its fundamental doctrines. Published anonymously and printed in London by John Lewis in an edition of 1000 copies. Scarce. ESTC T135860. Hyde 1210. Caillet 10476 (French edition).

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        The Book of Nature; or, the History of Insects: Reduced to Distinct Classes, Confirmed by Particular Instances, Displayed in the Anatomical Analysis of Many Species ... including the generation of the frog, the history of the ephemerus, the changes of flies, butterflies, and beetles : with the original discovery of the milk-vessels of the cuttle-fish, and many other curious particulars ... with The Life of the Author by Herman Boerhaave, M.D. Translated from Dutch and Latin Original Edition, by Thomas Floyd. Revised and improved with Notes from Reamur and others, by John Hill M.D

      London: Printed for C.G. Seyffert, Bookseller, in Dean-Street, Soho, 1758. Title with engraved vignette, and 53 engraved plates of insects after drawings by J.C.G. Fritzsch. [4], xx pp. 1 vols. Folio. Recent half morocco and contemporary boards. Neat repairs to title, well-margined plates with occasional light spotting. Lacking contents leaves and explanatory text. Copperplate Insects Magnificent plates with hundreds of drawings of insects (including Mayflies), to accompany the English edition of the Bybel der Natuur (1669) by Jan Swammerdam, often called the father of modern entomology.

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        Pomologia, dat is beschrijvingen en afbeeldingen van de beste zoorten van appels en peeren,... (Und:) Fructulogia of beschrijvingen der vruchtbomen en vrugten... (Und:) Dendrologia, of beschrijving der plantagiegewassen, die men in de tuinen cultiveert... 3 Tle. in 1 Band

      Leeuwarden, Abraham Ferwerda 1758 - 1763.. Mit zus. 39 kolor. Kupfertafeln. 2 Bll., 86 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 132 S.; 2 Bll., 168 S., 2 Bll. Rot eingefärbter HLdr. d. Zt. Folio. Nissen 1077 & 1078; Pritzel 4754 & 4755. - Erste Ausgabe. Komplett mit allen 20 Tafeln zum ersten Teil und den 19 Tafeln zum zweiten Teil. "Both books may be considered as the first monographs with coloured plates of fruit and fruit trees" (Landwehr S. 33). - Die sorgfältig kolorierten Tafeln in der `Pomologia` ausschließlich mit Früchten, in der `Fructologia` mit Zweigen und Früchten. - Kanten und Decken beschabt. Textbll. teils leicht gebräunt, Titel, Innendeckel und Widmungsblatt mit altem Stempel, insgesamt schöner, breitrandiger und unbeschnittener Sammelband mit prachtvoll kolorierten Tafeln.

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

      S.l., s.n. 1758 - Six parts in three volumes in 4to; engraved frontispiece, V, (3), 192, (2), 266, (4) pp.; (6), 263, (1), (8), 278, 80 pp.; VIII, 167, (1), (2), 279, (5) pp.; contemporary marbled calf, covers with very skillful restaurations, raised bands, spine with gilt decorations in compartments and two contrasting gilt lettering-pieces, red edges, marbled endpapers, free endpapers with repair, engraved exlibris to front covers pastedowns, inside clean and crisp, a good set. 1758-1760, second edition for parts 1-3, original edition for parts 4-6. This work "took the public by storm. The anonymous author was soon revealed, and he became the lion of the hour. The people flocked to see him when he showed himself in public. Tradesmen set up the sign-board of L'ami des hommes, and Mirabeau himself was designated to the day of his death." (Higgs, The Physiocrats, p. 19). Mirabeau's work fell into the hands of Fr. Quesnay who met the author and converted him into a life-long disciple and friend. In 1758 and later Mirabeau's original work (three parts in one volume in 4to in 1756 or in three volumes in 12mo) was expanded by additional parts in some of which Quesnay's influence is clearly visible. L'ami des hommes ran, it is said, through forty editions, and was widely translated. Higgs 1631, Kress 5736, Einaudi 3941 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History of Cornwall. The Air, Climate, Waters, Rivers, Lakes, Sea and Tides; of the Stones, Semimetals, Metals, Tin, and the Manner of Mining; the Constitution of the Stannaries; Iron, Copper, Silver, Lead, and Gold, Found in Cornwall

      ( Oxford ): Printed for The Author, 1758. xix; 326; (ii) pages. Large folding county map with the Scilly Islands shown in inset, 28 full-page plates. Minor light marginal staining. Attractively rebound in period half calf, marbled boards.. First Edit. Very Good. Folio.

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        EL REY. POR QUANTO ESTOY ENTERADO QUE SIN EMBARGO DE LO DISPUESTO POR LAS LEYES...EN LAS QUALES SE MANDA, QUE LOS VIRREYES, PRESIDENTES, Y AUDIENCIAS, HAGAN OBSERVAR, QUE LOS CORREGIDORES, Y JUSTICIAS, RESIDAN EN LOS PUEBLO PRINCIPALES, Y CAVECERAS DE SUS JURISDICCIONES, Y NO PUEDAN AUSENTARSE DE ELLOS SIN SU LICENCIA CON CAUSA PRECISA, Y LIMITACION DE TIEMPO, NO ESTANDO OCUPADOS EN LA VISITA...[caption title]

      [Madrid. 1758].. [3]pp. Folio. Dbd. Maltese cross at head of title. Contemporary manuscript inscription in ink and later pencil inscription at top of first page. Accomplished in manuscript (see below), with additional inscription on p.[3]. Additional manuscript inscription on blank verso of final printed page. Extremely light dampstaining in margins, occasional light soiling. A very good copy. A rare royal cedula issued by Ferdinand VI, King of Spain, confirming earlier published laws stating that Viceroys, Presidents, and Audiencias are to ensure that corregidores and justices reside in the principle towns and headquarters of their jurisdictions. The decree also states that the judges are not to be absent from their principle residences except under special circumstances when a license is issued indicating the precise cause for the absence and the length of time the judge will be away. In addition, the judges can not name their own "lieutenants" or assistants, nor can the Viceroys, Presidents, and Audiencias name judges' assistants without royal approval. This copy, accomplished in manuscript at Villaviciosa, Spain, on September 7, 1758, is signed by Juan Manuel Crespo, with the additional inscription "Yo El Rey" and the annotation "Por mandado del Reyno exo. señor." A manuscript inscription on the blank verso of the final printed page, dated Dec. 4, 1759, confirms that the decree has been reviewed by the President and other high- ranking officials in Santiago de Chile. A rare proclamation regarding colonial judges in Spanish dominions throughout the New World. Not in OCLC, Medina (BHA), or Palau.

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        EL REY. POR QUANTO ESTOY ENTERADO QUE SIN EMBARGO DE LO DISPUESTO POR LAS LEYES.EN LAS QUALES SE MANDA, QUE LOS VIRREYES, PRESIDENTES, Y AUDIENCIAS, HAGAN OBSERVAR, QUE LOS CORREGIDORES, Y JUSTICIAS, RESIDAN EN LOS PUEBLO PRINCIPALES, Y CAVECERAS DE SUS JURISDICCIONES, Y NO PUEDAN AUSENTARSE DE ELLOS SIN SU LICENCIA CON CAUSA PRECISA, Y LIMITACION DE TIEMPO, NO ESTANDO OCUPADOS EN LA VISITA.[caption title].

      [Madrid. 1758]. - [3]pp. Folio. Dbd. Maltese cross at head of title. Contemporary manuscript inscription in ink and later pencil inscription at top of first page. Accomplished in manuscript (see below), with additional inscription on p.[3]. Additional manuscript inscription on blank verso of final printed page. Extremely light dampstaining in margins, occasional light soiling. A very good copy. A rare royal cedula issued by Ferdinand VI, King of Spain, confirming earlier published laws stating that Viceroys, Presidents, and Audiencias are to ensure that corregidores and justices reside in the principle towns and headquarters of their jurisdictions. The decree also states that the judges are not to be absent from their principle residences except under special circumstances when a license is issued indicating the precise cause for the absence and the length of time the judge will be away. In addition, the judges can not name their own "lieutenants" or assistants, nor can the Viceroys, Presidents, and Audiencias name judges' assistants without royal approval. This copy, accomplished in manuscript at Villaviciosa, Spain, on September 7, 1758, is signed by Juan Manuel Crespo, with the additional inscription "Yo El Rey" and the annotation "Por mandado del Reyno exo. señor." A manuscript inscription on the blank verso of the final printed page, dated Dec. 4, 1759, confirms that the decree has been reviewed by the President and other high-ranking officials in Santiago de Chile. A rare proclamation regarding colonial judges in Spanish dominions throughout the New World. Not in OCLC, Medina (BHA), or Palau.

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        Die Chimäre des Gleichgewichts von Europa, eine Abhandlung worinnen die Richtigkeit und Ungerechtigkeit dieses zeitherigen Lehrgebäudes der Staatskunst deutlich vor Augen geleget, und dabey allenthalben neue und rührende Betrachtungen über die Ursachen der Kriege und dem wesentlichen Grunde, worauf die Macht eines Staates ankommt, beygebracht werden.

      Altona, bey David Iversen 1758 - Ein Band in kl. 4to.; (8), 119, (1) Seiten; neuerer Halblederband eines schwedischen Buchbinders (kl. Etikett auf Innenseite Vorderdeckel) im Stile der Zeit, gesprenkelte Deckel, Lederecken, Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägtes Rückenschild, Holzschnittvignetten am Anfang und Ende des Textes, unbeschnitten, stellenweise leicht gebräunt, sonst sauber, ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. J.H.G. von Justi (1717-1771) war einer der großen deutschen politischen und ökonomischen Denker des 18. Jahrhunderts. Dieses Werk ist "eine geistreiche Durchführung des Gedankens, daß ein Gleichgewichtssystem weder rechtlich zu begründen, noch politisch zu erhalten sei, auch praktisch niemals bestanden habe. Die Macht jedes Staates hängt vornehmlich von der Güte seiner Regierung ab; dieses Wachstum eines Gegners im Innern kann das Auslanf ja auch nicht hemmen! Statt dessen empfiehlt Justi den Ängstlichen eine gute Regierung und Defensivbündnisse." (Roscher) Menger Sp. 50, Sauer 5/1968: 1206, Roscher S. 450 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE ANCIENNE DES EGYPTIENS, DES CARTHAGINOIS, DES ASSYRIENS, DES BABYLONIENS, DES MEDES ET DES

      Chez les Freres Estienne, París 1758 - 610, 630, 761, 597. 584, 662, 601, 673, 624, 571, 782, 687, 512 págs 16x11 cm Tapa dura, holandesa Buen estado en general Historie ancienne 1-13 El tomo 11 en dos volúmenes ambos con planos plegados fuera de texto. El tomo 9 con la encuadernación actual es del año 1740. Los tomos 6, 8 y 4 contienen grabados de mapas plegados fuera de texto. El tomo 2 afectado por la humedad las 35 primeras hojas, no impidiendo su lectura. El tomo 10 y el 8 con señales de insectos que no afectan al plano en el tomo 8 y que no imposibilitan la lectura.

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        Schweizer Gebirgslandschaft mit Blick zum Rosenlaui-Gletscher mit Klein- und Groß- Wellhorn, links der Dossen, rechts das Wetterhorn.

      - Gouache, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet und mit grünlich gouachiertem Rand, auf dünnem Karton, verso bezeichnet „Glacier du Rosenlaui vue en passant le Scheidegg. Chez J. Louis Bleuler au château de Laufen près Schaffhouse Suisse". Darstellungsgröße 33:48 cm, Blattgröße 43,7:57,5 cm. Im gouachierten Rand rechts und unten leicht berieben, sonst tadellos. Johann Ludwig Bleuler wurde als Sohn des bekannten Schweizer Landschaftsmalers Johann Heinrich Bleuler (1758-1823) geboren und von diesem in dessen Kunstverlag als Maler und Zeichner ausgebildet. 1819 unternahm er Studienreisen nach Brüssel und Amsterdam, anschließend nach Paris. Nach seiner Rückkehr übernahm er zunächst zusammen mit seinem Bruder Johann Heinrich das väterliche Geschäft in Feuerthalen. Ab 1820 veröffentlichte er Ansichten des gesamten Rheinlaufs, die sein Hauptmotiv werden sollten. Vier Jahre später gründete er in Schaffhausen seinen eigenen Verlag. Um 1845 erschien sein Hauptwerk „Voyage pittoresque aux bords du Rhin et de la Suisse". 1833 hatte er wegen des stetig wachsenden Erfolges seines Verlages seinen Wohnsitz und die Werkstatt in das Schloß Laufen am Rheinfall verlegt. Eine Reise an den Zarenhof in St. Petersburg 1837-1838 war der unternehmerische Höhepunkt. Danach war er zunehmend weniger erfolgreich und die Umwälzungen jener Jahre trieben Bleuler an den Rand des Ruins. Dazu trugen auch neue Reproduktionstechniken in nicht unerheblichem Maße bei.

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        Holländische Küstenlandschaft mit Schiffen und Fischern.

      - Bleistift, mit Einfassungslinie, auf Velin, rechts unten signiert „FL Huygens". 16,2:27,6 cm. - Knickfalte im linken oberen Bildfeld geglättet. Das sicher und lebendig ausgeführte Blatt zeigt eine typisch holländische Küstenlandschaft in Nahsicht bei niedrigem Horizont. Der Maler und Radierer Huygens war in Den Haag Schüler von C. van Cuylenburgh (1758-1827) und dem berühmten holländischen Künstler S.A. Krausz (1760-1825). 1836 wurde er Lehrer für Zeichnen an der Militärakademie Breda. Als Tier- und Landschaftsmaler nahm er vor allem Anregungen von P.G. van Os (1776-1839) auf.

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        Magnificent autograph letter signed, to François Véron Duverger de Forbonnais

      [Versailles:] , 1758. Three pages, quarto, with address panel and armorial seal. Preserved in a custom made cloth portfolio and drop back box. In excellent condition. One of two known letters of Quesnay's correspondence with Forbonnais, giving a valuable insight into Quesnay's working methods. The letter concerns two works, one by Quesnay, the other by Forbonnais. The first part of the letter deals with Forbonnais' Recherches et Considerations sur Ies Finances de la France, which was anonymously published in Basel in May 1758. Quesnay criticizes Forbonnais' use of statistics regarding currency and salaries by a long demonstration of the error he has made in his calculations ('I1 y a, comme vous le remarquez, l'erreur de fait et l'erreur de déduction relative à la taille et au produit des aides de 1683 comparés à leur état actuel'), and discusses how Forbonnais can correct this error in future editions of his work: 'Quant à votre carton, vous pourriez, après avoir rectifié le fait, faire la même observation qui affaibliroit du moins beaucoup l'erreur [de] déduction, ou la conséquence de l'erreur de fait qui est dans l'in 4°'. Forbonnais was later to incorporate this correction. Quesnay claims it is difficult to compare the earlier financial situation of France to the present situation as it is almost impossible to calculate the increase of the circulation of money at this earlier date, or indeed of the previous 200 years. He refers Forbonnais to his Questions intéressantes sur 1a population …, published as part four of Mirabeau's L'Ami des hommes. It is known that Quesnay frequently distributed his works in manuscript form before their publication, and Quesnay sent a manuscript draft of this work to Forbonnais, probably already corrected to some extent, asking him for assistance. He wishes to give concrete examples of the yield of certain agricultural products, wine in particular, and asks Forbonnais to assist him in various calculations. He also refers him to the footnotes to questions XVI in the sections on population (in which he refers to Pattullo's work), and on commerce, in which he maintains that it is difficult to establish monetary statistics. This letter is of great interest in showing that Quesnay and Forbonnais were on good terms during the 1750s and that the animosity which later developed between them had not always been so. It is also of great value, giving an insight into the working methods of both writers. Whilst there is a fair body of Quesnay's correspondence in institutions in France and America, manuscripts of Quesnay are excessively rare, and only two examples of his correspondence with Forbonnais are known.

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        Von dem Nationalstolze.

      Zürich, Heidegger und Compagnie, 1758. - Gest. Frontispiz (A. Zingg nach J. L. Aberli), XXXIV, 312 S. (Titelblatt mit gest. Vignette von A. Zingg), dunkelbrauner Halbleder-Band der Zeit auf vier unechten Bünden mit goldgepr. ockerfarbenen Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt (Rücken gebräunt, Goldprägung und Kanten stellenweise berieben), 14,4 x 9 cm. Erste Ausgabe. (Goedecke IV, 1,482,8; Ischer, J.G. Zimmermann's Leben und Werke, 1893). Eines von nur wenigen bekannten Exemplaren mit der 10-seitigen Widmung an den Berner Patrizier Beat Siegmund Ougspurger, da dieser unmittelbar nach der Veröffentlichung die Entfernung der Dedikation aus allen noch nicht verschenkten und zum Kauf bestimmten Exemplare veranlasst hatte. "Die Ausbesserung aller meiner Seelenkräfte ist, ., die angenehme Arbeit meines gegenwärtigen Lebens; die schönste Frucht davon entdeket (!) mir ein kühn gewagter Blick in die Zukunft - sie ist das Glück, der Gewogenheit eines Ougspurgers nicht unwürdig zu heissen, wann ich bin, was zu werden mich bestrebe." Sowohl dieser allzu schmeichlerische Klang der Widmung, als auch der ironische Ton der Satire über den Nationaldünkel im ersten Teil der Arbeit, waren dem Berner offensichtlich nicht geheuer. Obwohl der zweite Teil ja schließlich vom berechtigten Nationalstolz, der sich auf die wahren Vorzüge gründet, handelt. Der gerechte, vernünftige Nationalstolz, so Zimmermann, ist die Liebe zum Vaterland. - Titelblatt mit etwas späterem handschriftl. Besitzvermerk 'Edna Döring', einem priv. Besitzstempel und 2 Wappen-Prägestempeln, sonst innen schönes, nahezu fleckenfreies und ungebräuntes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Select Office for the Holy Communion, consisting of occasional Prayers and Meditations, collect out of such Authors only, as are thought to have excelled in this kind of Writing; to which are prefixed some Propositions, and two Discourses?

      Printed for S, Leake at Bath, and C. Henderson under the Royal-Exchange, 1758 1758 12mo., on laid paper; neat contemporary inscription on (blank) leaf following front free endpaper; handsomely bound in contemporary full calf, sides blocked with an elaborate frame panel in gilt including eagles, thistles and flowers, the whole stopped at corners by enhanced crowns, back gilt with five raised bands tooled in gilt, all compartments tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, gilt doublures and dentelles, marbled endpapers, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, one corner lightly bruised else a most attractive copy in period binding. With the half - title; leaves C9 - 11 clipped at upper outer corner with minimal loss of text. The work comprises 'Two Discourses' [with] (separately paginated) 'Prayers and Meditations relating to the Holy Communion' [with] (unpaginated) 'The Church Service'. Extremely scarce, especially in period binding in this condition. A most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation.

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        The Elaboratory Laid Open, or the Secrets of Modern Chemestry and Pharmact Revealed: Containing Many Particulars Extremely Necessary to be Known to All Practitioners in Medicine

      London: J. Nourse 1758. Published anonymously. pp. [2, tp], xi, [3], 375, [9, index]. Recased, with the original spine laid down. Binding chipped and worn, but now solid. An interesting volume. "Robert Dossie was a rigorous advocate for the advantages of improved public knowledge. His training as an apothecary brought experience with chemistry to his understanding of the use of sciences to achieve this goal in artisan endeavors." according to Sarah Lowengard. His most famous work, The Handmaid for the Arts, was first published in the same year as this work, and "instructs the reader in multiple techniques of painting and engraving, papermaking, and japanning. As a resource, it was well regarded by eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century artisans and it continues to be a standard reference for practical techniques of that era." . Very Good. Full Calf. First Edition. 1758. 8vo..

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        The History of the Four Last Years of the Queen?Published from the last Manuscript Copy, Corrected and Enlarged by the Author's Own Hand

      London: Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, 1758. First edition. xvi, 392 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked . Near fine. Swift wrote the History in 1713, but was repeatedly dissuaded from publishing it during his lifetime.

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        Schreiben eines Freundes aus Sachsen an seinen Freund in W** über den gegenwärtigen Zustand des Krieges in Deutschland. No. III bis No. XXVII (= 25 von 27 Teilen).

      Freyburg, 1758-1759.. 25 Teile in 9 Heften, Seiten 37 - 434, 2 Blatt (Hauptinhalt eines jeden Schreibens). Mit Titel- und Schlussvignette. 20,5 x 17 cm, Rückenbroschur bzw. Marmor- oder Kleisterpapier-Umschlag der Zeit. Dazu: Erstes Schreiben eines Freundes aus Sachsen an seinen Freund in W** über den gegenwärtigen Zustand des Krieges in Deutschland. Zweyter Theil,1860.. Teils etwas gebräunt. Insgesamt gut erhalten.

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        Schweizer Gebirgslandschaft mit Blick zum Rosenlaui-Gletscher mit Klein- und Groß- Wellhorn, links der Dossen, rechts das Wetterhorn.

      . Gouache, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet und mit grünlich gouachiertem Rand, auf dünnem Karton, verso bezeichnet "Glacier du Rosenlaui vue en passant le Scheidegg. Chez J. Louis Bleuler au chateau de Laufen pres Schaffhouse Suisse". Darstellungsgröße 33:48 cm, Blattgröße 43,7:57,5 cm. Im gouachierten Rand rechts und unten leicht berieben, sonst tadellos.. Johann Ludwig Bleuler wurde als Sohn des bekannten Schweizer Landschaftsmalers Johann Heinrich Bleuler (1758-1823) geboren und von diesem in dessen Kunstverlag als Maler und Zeichner ausgebildet. 1819 unternahm er Studienreisen nach Brüssel und Amsterdam, anschließend nach Paris. Nach seiner Rückkehr übernahm er zunächst zusammen mit seinem Bruder Johann Heinrich das väterliche Geschäft in Feuerthalen. Ab 1820 veröffentlichte er Ansichten des gesamten Rheinlaufs, die sein Hauptmotiv werden sollten. Vier Jahre später gründete er in Schaffhausen seinen eigenen Verlag. Um 1845 erschien sein Hauptwerk "Voyage pittoresque aux bords du Rhin et de la Suisse". 1833 hatte er wegen des stetig wachsenden Erfolges seines Verlages seinen Wohnsitz und die Werkstatt in das Schloß Laufen am Rheinfall verlegt. Eine Reise an den Zarenhof in St. Petersburg 1837-1838 war der unternehmerische Höhepunkt. Danach war er zunehmend weniger erfolgreich und die Umwälzungen jener Jahre trieben Bleuler an den Rand des Ruins. Dazu trugen auch neue Reproduktionstechniken in nicht unerheblichem Maße bei.

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        Histoire de Mr le Marquis de Cressy, Traduite de l'Anglois

      Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey, 1758. First edition (?). 84pp. A-C12, D6. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine with red leather label. Rear joint cracked but firm and front cover detached. Book ticket of "Knoyle House Salisbury" on upper cover. Not in NUC RARE. NUC and RLIN list another Amsterdam edition of 1758, but with an entirely different collation and slightly different imprint ("M. Michel Rey"), and with only three locations. This edition is not in NUC nor to be found in RLIN at all. The English translation ("The History of the Marquis of Cressy. Translated from the French") was printed in London, 1765 (see Block, p. 197). RARE [bound with:] MONTESQUIEU, Ch. Secondat, Baron de. Le Temple de Gnide ... Nouvelle édition corrigée. ê Londres, 1758. x, 64, [5] pp.

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        Krefeld - Nieuwe Kaart van de Heerlykheid Crefeld. waar in is aangeweezen de Slag, die 23 Juni 1758, is voorgefallen, tuschen het Geallieerde Leger onder Bevel van den Hertog Ferdinand van Brunswyk; en het Fransche Leger, onder Bevel van den Graave van Clermond. Opgedraagen aan den Heere Fredrik vander Leyen, door zyner Wel Eds. D.W. Dienaar Issak Tirion. Kolorierte Kupferstuchkarte.

      Trion, Amsterdam 1758 - 36 x 42,5 cm. im unteren weißen Rand minimal gebräunt, schönes Exemplar 1100 Gramm.

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        Livre de Chinois Inventé et Dessiné par Jean Pillement et gravé par P. Canot

      London: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 1758. Etched title and 7 etched plates. Oblong 8vo. Bound to style using old materials, 19th century Chinese cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards, facsimile title on upper cover, light foxing. Delicate pastoral Chinoiserie etchings by Pierre Charles Canot (1710-1777) after Jean Pillement (1728 - 1808). OCLC locates a single copy at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

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        The Art of Cookery. Containing above Six Hundred and Fifty of the most approv'd receipts heretofore published

      Newcastle upon Tyne: I. Thompson, 1758. First edition. 9 woodcuts in text. pp. [16], 322, [30] bills of fare. 1 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco. John Thacker, "cook to the Honourable and Reverend the Dean and Chapter in Durham," excuses himself for writing another cookery book on the grounds that those already available were "far short of being generally useful, especially in these Northern parts, where the seasons occasion such alterations in the Bills of Fare for each month, from those calculated for the Southern parts; some being fill'd with receipts quite foreign to the purpose, as for beautifying washes, &c. others stuff'd with ragoos, and other dishes à-la-mode de France as they call them; in which the mixture of spices is so great, and the expence so extravagant, that it frightens most people from using them." (Preface). Thacker opened a cookery school in Durham in 1742.

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        Ornamental architecture in the Gothic Chinese

      1758. OVER, Charles. Ornamental Architecture in the Gothic, Chinese and Modern Taste, being above fifty intire (sic) new designs of plans, sections, elevations, &c. (many of which may be executed with roots of trees) for gardens, parks, forests, ... From the designs of Charles Over, architect. [8] pp. Illustrated with 54 full-page engraved plates. 8vo., 210 x 130 mm, bound in contemporary English calf gilt, sprinkled edges. London: Robert Sayer, 1758. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition of Charles Over's Ornamental Architecture, an influential book of English garden ornament that in many ways anticipated Sir William Chambers. In this work Over introduces elements like the parasol and dragon motifs. The 54 plates provide a detailed view of his vision of "modern" English gardens, fashionably rendered in the Oriental and Gothic styles. Eileen Harris writes: "The majority of Over's designs for garden ornaments may be variations upon Halfpenny's works, but there may be a few novelties that merit attention. His 'Umbrella seat in the Indian manner' is, according to Eleanor von Erdberg, the first use of the umbrella as a functional structure." "Ornamental Architecture had considerable influence upon William Wrighte's Grotesque Architecture (1767) and to some degree contributed to the popularity of the Chinese grotto in Europe in the second half of the eighteenth century. Whether any of Over's designs were ever executed is unknown. They are his only known work" (Harris). Spine rubbed, label defective. A very good copy of a rare English work on garden ornament, with fine impressions of all the plates. ESTC T132234. Berlin Katalog 3417. Harris 606.

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        Paradise Lost A Poem in Twelve Books ? [and] Paradise Regained A Poem, in Four Books To which is added Samson Agonistes: and Poems upon Several Occasions

      Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson, London, 1758. First Baskerville edition. Vol. I, p. 75, line 3 with "God is light". [30], lxix, 416; 390, [2], pp. 2 vols. 4to. Bound in full contemporary calf, with later labels, some rubbing, else very good. Bookplate of Francis Hale Rigby (with note about presentation to her in 1795 by Mrs. Grey in volume II) and Frasier W. McCann. First Baskerville edition. Vol. I, p. 75, line 3 with "God is light". [30], lxix, 416; 390, [2], pp. 2 vols. 4to.

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        Le Droit Des Gens. Ou Principes de la Loi Naturelle, Appliques a la conduite & aux affaires des Nations & des Souverains. Two Volumes

      London [i.e. Neuchatel]: N.p., 1758. Contemporary boards, well worn, else a lovely, fresh untrimmed set First edition of one of the most influential treatises on international law ever written, particularly so in this country, grouped by Jefferson with the works of Grotius, Pufendorf and Wolff, and cited more than any other by early American courts

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Histoire de Mr le Marquis de Cressy, Traduite de l'Anglois

      Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey, 1758 - RARE. NUC and RLIN list another Amsterdam edition of 1758, but with an entirely different collation and slightly different imprint ("M. Michel Rey"), and with only three locations. This edition is not in NUC nor to be found in RLIN at all. The English translation ("The History of the Marquis of Cressy. Translated from the French") was printed in London, 1765 (see Block, p. 197). RARE [bound with:] MONTESQUIEU, Ch. Secondat, Baron de. Le Temple de Gnide . Nouvelle édition corrigée. ê Londres, 1758. x, 64, [5] pp First edition (?). 12mo. 84pp. A-C12, D6. Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine with red leather label. Rear joint cracked but firm and front cover detached. Book ticket of "Knoyle House Salisbury" on upper cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE FAIRY QUEEN Written by Edmund Spenser With a Glossary, explaining the old and obscure words In two volumes

      London: J. and R. Tonson. 1758. FIRST TONSON EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.4 inches). Volume 1. xxxviii, ii (advert leaf), 527pp. Volume 2. 496pp. Portrait of Spenser and 9 full page copper engraved plates by Louis Du Guernier, Complete. Contemporary full mottled calf bindings. Edges rubbed and bumped, spine labels darkened but overall a very good set. Previous owners Armorial bookplates (dated 1779, engraved by Lake) mounted on the front pastedown endpapers of each volume. This edition was the first appearance of Spenser's heroic epic issued by the Tonson press, and is based primarily on the 1590 quarto edition and later editions by John Hughes. It includes a life of Spenser and was instrumental in helping to create a new audience in the middle of the eighteenth century for this Popular Elizabethan romance.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        L’Ipocondria. Composizione Anacreontica

      Florence: Pietro Gaetano Viviani, 1758 With engraved title vignette and 3 leaves of plates featuring 5 subjects, all signed Giuseppe Bonaiuti. Contemporary gilt-paneled vellum with double fillets and embellishments, lacking ties and with renewed end papers; a few small worm holes affecting the margins of the initial leaves, scattered foxing and small stains, with a larger stain on leaf E4 and the final plate. With two small notes in Italian on the verso of the front free end paper. First edition, extremely rare, of this allegorical poem on hypochondria. Although the identity of the Italian poet who penned this work remains unknown, his chosen pseudonym, which translates to something like ?"Bleary Enthusiasm of the Dark Valley?" is nonetheless amusing. The story follows the narrator and protagonist, Fabrizio, through the Kingdom of Hypochondria where he meets its queen and her entourage of gruesome characters, a scene brought to life in one of the five wonderful plates included in this work. After the main poem, the author supplies his own commentary, complete with an explanation of the rather puzzling title vignette.

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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        Apologie de Louis XIV et de son conseil, sur la révocation de l'Edit de Nantes. Pour servir de réponse à la Lettre d'un patriote sur la tolérance civile des protestans de France. Avec une Dissertation sur la journée de la S. Barthelemi

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        PARALLELE DE LA CONDUITE DU ROI avec celle du Roi d'Angleterre, Electeur d'Hanovre, relativement aux affaires de l'empire et nommement a la rupture de la capitulation de Closter Seven par les Hanovriens.

      Paris, de l'imprimerie royale 1758. 8°. (3) Bll., LVIII, 187 S.[Angebunden:] MEMOIRE HISTORIQUE SUR LA NEGOCIATIONde la France et de l'Angleterre, depuis le 26 Mars 1761 jusqu'au 20 Septembre de la meme annee, avec les Pieces justificatives. Ebda 1761. 8°. Titel, IV, 196 S. Roter Maroquinband d.Zt. mit Rückenschild, -vergoldung, Deckelbordüren, Kanten und Innenkantenvergoldung, vergoldete Wappensupralibros. Leder am oberen Kapital schmal abgestoßen, Ecken bestoßen, Leder über den Gelenken rissig. - Erste Ausgaben (Lelong, Bibliotheque historique de la France 31176 und 31177 [kennt für den Beiband nur eine Ausgabe in 12°]). -Teils etwas fleckig. Marmorierte Vorsätze, Goldschnitt. Auf den weißen Vorsätze Anmerkungen von verschiedenen Händen aus verschiedenen Zeiten. Danach war der erste Besitzer des Buches JACQUES BERNARD CHAUVELIN DE BEAUSEJOUR(1716 -1767), "maitre de requettes, intendant des finances". Zusammen mit seiner Bibliothek wurde wohl auch dieses Buch nach seinem Tod am 25.Mai 1767 versteigert, der (Auktions-) Catalogue des livres restans de la bibliotheque de feu Messire Jacques-Bernard Chauvelin ...(Paris, chez Prault 1767) liegt uns aber nicht vor. Der Einband stammt von dem Meisterbinder BIZIAUX, "an original, who worked for Madame de POMPADOUR and BEAUMARCHAIS" (H.Bouchot, The printed book, its history, illustration and adornment ... S.287). Handschriftl. Eintrag in Blei: "See Nouvel Armorial du Bibliophile Vol.II., p 132 (ed 1890) where this particular volume is described". Beide Schriften in der Vorzugsausgabe, die nicht in den Handel kam; es erschienen auch weniger umfangreiche Varianten für den Handel mit anderem Impressum. Beide beziehen sich auf die Auseinandersetzungen im Siebenjährigen Krieg zwischen England (Hannover) und Frankreich, die letztlich 1763 zum Verlust Kanadas an England führten..

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