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         Histoire de l'Empire de Russie sous Pierre Le Grand, Par l'Auteur de l'histoire de Charles XII.

      Cramer 1759 - 2 volumes in-8 (200 x 118 mm) de XXIX, 302 pp., 1 ff.n.ch., frontispice gravé montrant la médaille frappée à l'effigie de l'impératrice Elisabeth, 2 grandes cartes dépliantes gravées d'après Anville pour le volume I; 2 ff.n.ch., XVI, 318 pp., 1 plan gravé sur bois montrant le campement du Tsar pour le volume II; veau marbré, dos à nerfs, caissons dorés, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Bengesco, I, 1365. Édition originale. Elle contient au volume II des pièces originales "selon les traductions faites alors par ordre de Pierre Ier". Ces pièces au nombre de trois sont: - Condamnation d'Alexis, le 24 juin 1718 - Paix de Neustadt - Ordonnance de l'empereur Pierre Ier pour le couronnement de l'impératrice Catherine Bon exemplaire, malgré les coins légèrement émoussés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Mémoire sur les sels neutres du 3 juin 1744 dans lequel on propose une Division méthodique de ces sels qui facilite les moyens pour parvenir à la théorie de leur cristallisation. Par Mr. Roüelle. SUIVI DE: Examen Chymique du Bleu de Prusse par Mr. Macquer.

      (Paris, c. 1759). - MANUSCRIT in-4. 62pp. chiffrées. Plein veau moucheté, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque, plats déformés et défaut au bas du dos). Copie manuscrite contemporaine de ces deux mémoires importants, parus successivement en 1744 et 1756 dans les Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences. Le premier mémoire (pp.1-27) contient la première classification méthodique des sels, avec un tableau dépliant; il s'agit de l'une des grandes contributions à l'histoire de la chimie de Guillaume-François Rouelle (1703-1770), l'un des chimistes les plus influents du 18e siècle, qui fut le maître de Lavoisier et compta parmi ses élèves Macquer, Diderot, Holbach, Rousseau, etc. "Il a exercé une influence immense sur les progrès de la chimie, moins par ses écrits, qui sont peu nombreux, que par ses cours publics, qui étaient suivis avec un empressement et une curiosité extraordinaires" (Hoeffer). "Bien que Rouelle ne fût pas réellement affranchi de l'alchimie spéculative (il est en effet loin de rejeter la possibilité de transmutation des métaux), il incarne, quarante ans avant la réforme de son élève Lavoisier, la volonté de trouver une voie nouvelle pour construire une chimie moderne" (Franckowiak). Le second mémoire (pp.31-62) du grand chimiste Pierre Joseph Macquer (1718-1784), est une étude détaillée des propriétés chimiques du bleu de prusse avec la relation des expériences menées par l'auteur. Etiquette manuscrite au verso du premier contreplat: "Ex libris Claudii Francisci Gauchier 1759". Déformations au bas du dos de la reliure. Manuscrit clair et bien lisible, suivi de nombreuses pages numérotées restées blanches (pp.63-228). Sur Rouelle, cf. Hoeffer, II, 386-391. Voir également Franckowiak, "Les sels neutres de Guillaume-François Rouelle", in Revue d'Histoire des Sciences, 55-4, pp.493-532 (2002). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Autograph Manuscript Survey, Signed "Joseph Moffet" to Joseph Williams for a Lott of Land Lying on the Hedgeman River

      Fauquier County [VA] 1759 - 1 pp. pen and ink on paper with hand drawn map, docketed on verso. 7 x 12 inches. A LEASE FOR 3 LIVES. A relevant piece of Old Virginia history mapping a section of Lord Fairfax's large land holding and giving insight into the life leases therein.The "Manor of Leeds" was named for Leeds Castle, the seat of the Fairfax family in County Kent, England. It was personally laid out by Thomas, Lord Fairfax, and surveyed in 1736. The Manor of Leeds spanned 119,927 acres located between the Hedgeman River on the upper side of Carters Run, on the branches of Goose Creek, on the lower side of the Shenandoah River below Happy Creek, including the Blue Ridge between Happy Creek Gap (now Chester Gap) and Ashby's Gap. Parcels in the tract were leased, usually for life, with the privilege of renewing indefinitely, to the lessee and two other persons, hence the names of John Williams' daughter and grandson on this survey. As the lessee, Williams would have had the land surveyed and been required to build a house 20 feet long by sixteen feet wide and plant an orchard of 100 apple trees.County Surveyor, John Moffet (Moffett) 1736-1813, was born to Henry Moffet and Mary Anderson in Prince William County. In addition to surveyor he also served as coroner, sheriff, and justice of the peace, and as a militiaman during the Revolutionary War. Old folds, some separation to fold, minor toning, minor chips, else fine 1 pp. pen and ink on paper with hand drawn map, docketed on verso. 7 x 12 inches

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         Autogr. document.

      No place or date. - 1 p. Ca. 110 x 30 mm. Fragment of a bibliographic note about a mathematical work by the astronomer Henry Gellibrand: "and logarithms. With the application thereof to Questions of Astronomie and Navigation. By H. Gellibrand, Prof. of Astronomie in Gresham Colledge. II. Edition corrected and enlarged. London MDCLII." The work in question is the second edition of Gresham's "An institution trigonometricall, wherein demonstratively and perspicuously is exhibited the doctrine of the dimension of plain and spherical triangles, after the most exact and compendious way, by tables both of sines, tangents, secants, and logarithms". - Early 19th century certification of authenticity by the educator Peter Heinrich Holthaus (1759-1831) on the reserve: "Nach Kästner's Zeugniß in einem (nicht zu theilenden) Briefe an den vormahligen Prediger Müller in Schwelm [the theologian, mathematician and astronomer Friedrich Christoph Müller, 1751-1808] ist diese Handschrift von Leibnitz. - P. H. Holthaus". The Göttingen mathematician and writer of epigrams Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (1719-1800) had studied Leibniz's manuscript papers at the Royal Library in Hanover and composed the preface for the posthumous first edition of the "Nouveaux essais sur l'entendement humain", aimed at John Locke (in the "Oeuvres philosophiques latines & françoises de feu Mr. de Leibnitz", edited by R. E. Raspe in 1764). The verso also shows a probably slightly earlier note "Leibnitz" in a different hand. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Iconologie Tirée de divers Auteurs. Ouvrage Utile aux Gens de Lettres, aux Poëtes, aux Artistes, & généralement à tous les Amateurs des Beaux-Arts

      De l'Imprimerie de Philippe Carmignani, Parma 1759 - (13 x 8 3/4 inches). [10], 16, 203, [1]; [4], 219, [9]; [4], 208, [8]pp. Engraved title vignettes in each vol., engraved dedication in vol. 1, engraved headpiece in vol. 1, 630 engraved emblematic illustrations. Contemporary marbled calf backed paper covered boards, flat spine ruled in gilt, citron and green morocco labels, expert repairs to tops and tails of spines Provenance: Giuseppe de Lama (manuscript book label in vol. 1) A lovely 18th century emblem book: the rare folio edition. Known for his work as a sculptor, the present work is arguably Boudard's most enduring masterpiece, containing over six hundred engraved emblematic illustrations. The work is organized alphabetically, creating a visual dictionary of vices, virtues, emotions, professions and more. More commonly found is the 1766 octavo second edition; the present first edition in folio is quite rare. This set with provenance to Giuseppe de Lama, the biographer and bibliographer of Bodoni. Praz p.28. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Neues und wohl eingerichtetes Forst-, Jagd- und Weidewercks-Lexicon. Worinnen fast alle und jede, bey dem Forst- und Jagd-Wesen vorkommende Wörter und Benennungen, nach rechter Jäger-Manier und Weimännischer Mund-Art ausgedrücket, auch deren Verstand und Innhalt deutlich beschrieben, ...

      Langensaltza, Martini,1759. 18 x 10,5 cm. [8] Bl., 352 S. Neuer Halbleder Einband mit Rückendekor und Rückenschild. Tadellos erhalten. Mit einer Anfangs und einer Schluss Vignette. Mit einer Vorrede des Verfassers und einem \"Bestallungs-Decret\" des Autoris - Johann Ernst Herzog zu Sachsen, Jülich, Cleve und Berg ....Das seltene Buch gut erhalten und nur manchmal wenig fleckig. Exlibris; Hans Dedi. Versand D: 6,00 EUR 18. Jahrhundert; Jagd; Lexikon

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         Sod riqqavon we-serefa] i.e. Das Geheimnuß der Verwesung und Verbrennung aller Dinge, nach seinen Wundern im Reich der Natur und Gnade, Macro Et Microcosmice, als die Schlüssel: Dadurch der Weeg zur Verbesserung eröffnet, das verborgene der Creaturen entdecket, und die Verklärung des sterblichen Leibes gründlich erkant wird [.]. Dritte und mit vielen curiösen Obersvationibus vermehrte Auflage. (3. verm. Aufl.)

      Franckfurt am Mayn, In der Fleischerischen Buchhandlung, 1759. - 109 S., Kl.-8°, Pappband d. Zt. Caillet 6743; Ferguson I,306 u. II,43. - Im 18. Jh. mehrmals aufgelegte mystische Schrift. Als Autor wird von den Bibliographen, die sich auf Fictulds "Probierstein" stützen, der Frankfurter Staatsmann Johann Michael von Loen (1694-1776) vermutet. "In any case the author was a person of great wisdom, and Fictuld recommends it in the highest degree" (Ferguson). - Einband bestossen u. beschabt; vorderes Innengelenk angeplatzt; Vorsatz mit tlw. überklebten Besitzervermerk; Titel mit Signaturkürzel u. kl. Wappenstempel; gebräunt u. tlw. leicht fleckig; ein Vorbesitzer ließ zw. jede Seite weiße Blätter einbinden, die für Notizen ungenutzt blieben, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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         DELLE MALATTIE DEL GRANO IN ERBA. Trattato storico - fisico.

      nella Stamperia Gavelliana, 1759. In-4 p. (mm. 286x202), cartonato muto coevo, tit. ms. al dorso, pp. XVIII,426,(2 di "Correzioni"), vignetta ovale incisa al frontespizio, testo ornato da belle testate, grandi capilettera figur. e finali inc. in rame, tutto a soggetto agreste, con 4 tabelle ripieg. f.t. Il volume è molto ben illustrato da: 1 ritratto dell'autore in antiporta, inciso da Pietro Monaco su disegno di Giovanni Andrea Lazzaroni; 1 grande carta geografica (ripieg.) con il "Territorio Ravennate"; 7 tavole, più volte ripieg. (alla fine), che raffigurano il grano nei vari stadi di crescita ed i suoi parassiti, il tutto inciso in rame. "Prima edizione" non comune del maggiore trattato italiano sul frumento, sua coltivazione, malattie, parassiti. Cfr. Gamba 2263: "Il trattato delle Malattie ec. ha assicurata all'Autore l'immortalità, e gli acquistò gli encomii di Haller, che lo antepose a quello di Tillet sullo stesso argomento" - Pritzel 3335 - Paleari - Henssler, I, p. 348. Alcune carte lievem. ingiallite e qualche fiorit. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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         A Voyage to Senegal the Island of Goree and the River Gambia

      First English edition. Folding map. 8vo. Contemporary calf, black calf label with gilt title. Hinges rubbed and starting, corners and edges worn. xiii, 337 [8 manuscript index]pp. London, Pr. for J. Nourse and W. Jonhston [sic],

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         Zuverläßige Geschichte, Carl des Zwölften, Königs in Schweden, während seines Aufenthalts in der Türkey.

      Hamburg und Leipzig,, Grund und Holle, 1759. - Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 4 Blatt, 430 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 17,5 x 11 cm, Einband berieben, innen etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Geschichte des Polyb, mit den Auslegungen und Anmerkungen des Ritters Herrn von Folard, französischen Obersten; worinne derselbe die Kriegskunst nach allen ihren Theilen nebst seinem Lehrgebäude von der Kolonne deutlich und gründlich abgehandelt . hat. 7 in 6 Bdn. Wien u.a., Trattner, 1759-60. > 4°. Schlichte Pp.-Bde. d. Zt. mit hs. RSch. (angestaubt).

      1759 - Graesse V, 396; vgl. Jähns 1478.- Die Tafeln zeigen Gefechtsanordnungen zu Lande und zu Wasser, Kriegsgerät, Festungen und (historische) Kampfdarstellungen.- Es fehlen ca. 20 Tafeln sowie in Band V die Seiten 259/260 u. in Band VI die Seiten 339/340. 14 Tafeln liegen lose bei.- Namensstempel auf Titel, vereinzelt Bleistiftnotizen im Text.- > Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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         Candide, ou l'optimisme, traduit de l'allemand de Mr. le Docteur Ralph

      Geneva: Gabriel Cramer, 1759. First Edition. full calf. near fine. 1st edition (in French), 1st printing anywhere, preceding the 17 other editions published in 1759 (all of them superficially alike). Rare. The census records 20 or so genuine copies, a number akin to the 1865 Alice in Wonderland. Contemporary full French calf, gilt decorated spine, the final blank (N7) and the binder's instructions (N8) are not bound with this copy, as is both proper and usual, the instructions routinely meant to be deliberated and then discarded before sewing, along with its companion blank. The publisher's cancels (B4-B9 and D6-D7) are present, again, as is proper and usual, agreeing in all respects to what you would have received, if you had purchased a copy in sheets, on publication day, and handed them over to the most local Swiss bindery. Short hairline split at the end of 1 joint, a few minute points of wear cunningly detailed, else nearly fine, never rebacked, authentic as winter weather, captivating beyond discerning expectations, a copy just as you'd want it, and Candide endures as the Romanée Conti of French literature. Reference: Printing and the Mind of Man 204, one of only a dozen or so novels included with their greatest books from the history of Western civilization. Here is a real book looking for a real collector, and I remember those days when I was a collector, and I'd have prized this book every day I owned it, but, while book collecting was the maiden I loved, bookselling was the whore I married. Late 20th century analysis of the various 1759 editions has irrefutably determined that this one (published by the Cramers in Geneva), is the real 1st edition, with all the myriad points necessary to identify it, and to differentiate it, from all of its contemporaries as well as all of the facsimiles. This 1st printing has Voltaire's last second revisions eliminating an unnecessary paragraph break on page 31, rewriting a few lines about the Lisbon earthquake on page 41, (related to the B4 to B9 cancels) and eliminating a paragraph critical of German poets on page 242. These changes are not found, for example, in the 1759 London edition, which was copied from an early set of stolen Geneva proofs (those proofs having a text setting that was prior to the revisions), but earlier text or not, this Geneva edition was published prior to the London edition). Similar convolutions abound with the other 1759 editions, but, the sorting out, and prioritization, are now untangled beyond contention. Candide abides as the epitomic tour de force, steadier than the north polar star. It's the philosophical fable of the French Enlightenment, and the genotype of irony without exaggeration, and it sings out, in an angelic voice, that light hearts live long. Repeat after me, and remember it well. Light hearts live long!

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         Atlas portatif des militaires et des voyageurs. Tôme 2e. Contenant le détail de l\'Allemagne réduit sur les Cartes de Homan et Mayer. 2. Bd. Paris, Le Rouge, 1759. VIII, 20 S., 2 Bll. Mit 1 doppelblattgr. Kupfertitel u. 101 (davon 97 kolor.) doppelblattgr. Kupferstichkarten. Kl.-4°. Schöner Lederband d. Zt. mit 2 RSch. u. reicher RVerg. (etw. beschabt u. bestoßen).

       1759 Die schönen meist grenzkolorierten Karten mit den Detailkarten aus Deutschland zeigen u.a. die Gegenden um Emden, Münster, Paderborn, Osnabrück, Pirmont, Bremen, Lüneburg, Hannover, Worms, Speyer, Kassel, Hanau, Fulda, Würzburg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Weimar, Erfurt, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Dresden, Gotha, Hildburghausen, Eisenach sowie Prag, die Gegend um den Neuenburgersee und die Insel Menorca. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         French and Indian War

      November 1759.

Gentleman's Magazine, November 1759, 47pp. Complete, with rare instructions of General Wolfe to the 20th regiment in case of invasion and plan of the River St. Lawrence, including a battle map showing troop movement at Quebec. Current information on the French and Indian war (known in Britain as the Seven Years War). Also with news of the return of the comet, predicted by astronomer Edmond Halley. This being the first return of the comet following Halley's death in 1742. Ex-Guthman.

The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London, England, by Edward Cave in January 1731. It ran uninterrupted for almost 200 years, until 1922. It was the first to use the term "magazine" (from the Arabic ma?azin, meaning "storehouse") for a periodical. Samuel Johnson's first regular employment as a writer was with The Gentleman's Magazine.


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         Elementa artis obstetriciae in usum praelectionum academicarum. Aucta et emendata.

      - Göttingen, Vandenhoeck, 1759. 9 Bl., 364 S., 8 Bl. Mit gestochenem Porträt u. gestochener Titelvignette. Halbleder d. Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung u. oxydierter Goldprägung "Kgl. Medicinal-Collegium" am Fuß (etwas berieben, Vorsätze leimschattig). Zweite Ausgabe des 1753 erstmals erschienenen Lehrwerkes, das "in ausgezeichneter Darstellungweise, in klarer und doch gedrängter . Sprache . in einer wohlgeordneten Reihenfolge die Grundsätze der Geburtshülfe" lehrt (Siebold II, 439). Es gilt als "das erste von einem Deutschen verfaßte Lehrbuch der Geburtshilfe, welches den Anforderungen der Wissenschaft entspricht", wobei ihm seine ausgezeichneten anatomischen Kenntnisse zu Hilfe kamen. Er hob damit "die deutsche Geburtshülfe aus dem Zustand eines verachteten Gewerbes . zu einer edlen Wissenschaft und Kunst" (Hirsch/H.). - Hirsch-Hüb. IV, 846; Waller I, 8067; Blake 385. - Etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Autograph letter in French to Count Francesco Algarotti (1712-64), essayist & art critic, signed:

      ‘Formey’, dated: Berlin, 25 November 1759. - 3 pages. A warm letter by the Berlin academician to his admired Italian fellow intellectual saying how pleased he is to be able to make himself useful to him and his friends. ‘I grant with much pleasure the new request which M.le Marquis Poleni (n.1) is willing to make of me; I beg you to let him know, and assure him of my duties.’ He says that while waiting for books to be sent, he feels he ought to answer Algarotti’s letter, ‘.all the more precious to me for the occasions of cultivating your friendship.’ There follows a moving comment on a year of disastrous Prussian defeats culminating with near destruction at the hands of the Russians at Kunersdorf on 12th August 1759, and the Austrian capture of Dresden on 21st November 1759, only saved by Frederick’s courage, dexterity, and resourcefulness: ‘Now we are at the end of a memorable year [1759], .one which inhabitants of Berlin will find it hard to forget . The King, always great . especially during reverses, has a solution for everything, and we are finishing the campaign advantageously. The Court returned this week from Magdeburg; and we are waiting . for news of the recovery of Dresden'. .‘I have had the good fortune to preserve my tranquillity among all the events. The incredible consternation of 13 August [the day after Kunersdorf] will soon be followed by the flight.of citizens.I have not interrupted my accustomed work for one single day. You will see proof of it in a little work that I shall have the honour of presenting to you. entitled 'Principes élémentaires des Belles-Lettres'; (n.2) I composed it in the very midst of these events.’ ‘I (am) shaken by the behaviour of our Academician Premontval (n.3). Without my having given him the smallest grounds for complaint, he levels against me the coarsest and most insulting productions. You will judge from what I have said to you of M. de Premontval that the state of our Academy is quite anarchic. I do not yet know how M. de Maupertuis (n.4) will be replaced. People have spoken recently of M. Diderot (n.5) That would.be lowering this Company considerably. I am ready for.leaving my post, if I think that basic duties oblige me to do so. However matters turn out, I shall never recover M.de Maupertuis, who was a great man, in spite of his weaknesses, and who has shown me great kindness.I have the raw materials for his eulogy, but . will inform myself whether the King wishes to pay him that homage. I hear . that Voltaire is taking action to prevent Maupertuis being praised, and persecuting him after his death more strongly than during his life. He did the same in respect of Rousseau. The late President (Maupertius) insisted that M.de la Condamine wishes for everything that our Academy may publish with regards to him, and I shall submit my own wishes Berlin is undergoing a shortage unknown hitherto, that of wood. In addition, winter has come prematurely ’ (1) Giovanni Poleni (1683-1761), physicist, mathematician & antiquarian; (2) First published in Berlin 1760; an English translation by Sloper Foreman appeared in London in 1766; (3) André Pierre Le Guay de Prémonval (1716-67), French philosopher, member of Berlin Academy of Sciences, published an attack on the excessive and incorrect use of French in Berlin (Preservatif contre la corruption de la langue Françoise en Allemagne) in 1759, generating a heated debate and a threat to ban his book. It reflected the personal animosity between the author and Formey, a Huguenot, by exposing the different philosophical outlook of the Berlin Huguenots to that of the French philosopher refugees recently granted asylum by Frederick the Great. It also criticised lack of academic freedom in an absolutist state; (4) Maupertuis had died in July 1759, and had to be replaced as President of the Berlin Academy;(5) Formey, a Protestant pastor, opposed the candidature of Denis Diderot (1713-84), for the presidency of the Berlin Academy, as he was an atheistl

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         Autograph Manuscript Survey, Signed "Joseph Moffet" to Joseph Williams for a Lott of Land Lying on the Hedgeman River

      Fauquier County [VA], 1759. 1 pp. pen and ink on paper with hand drawn map, docketed on verso. 7 x 12 inches. Old folds, some separation to fold, minor toning, minor chips, else fine. 1 pp. pen and ink on paper with hand drawn map, docketed on verso. 7 x 12 inches. A LEASE FOR 3 LIVES. A relevant piece of Old Virginia history mapping a section of Lord Fairfax's large land holding and giving insight into the life leases therein. The "Manor of Leeds" was named for Leeds Castle, the seat of the Fairfax family in County Kent, England. It was personally laid out by Thomas, Lord Fairfax, and surveyed in 1736. The Manor of Leeds spanned 119,927 acres located between the Hedgeman River on the upper side of Carters Run, on the branches of Goose Creek, on the lower side of the Shenandoah River below Happy Creek, including the Blue Ridge between Happy Creek Gap (now Chester Gap) and Ashby's Gap. Parcels in the tract were leased, usually for life, with the privilege of renewing indefinitely, to the lessee and two other persons, hence the names of John Williams' daughter and grandson on this survey. As the lessee, Williams would have had the land surveyed and been required to build a house 20 feet long by sixteen feet wide and plant an orchard of 100 apple trees. County Surveyor, John Moffet (Moffett) 1736-1813, was born to Henry Moffet and Mary Anderson in Prince William County. In addition to surveyor he also served as coroner, sheriff, and justice of the peace, and as a militiaman during the Revolutionary War.

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         Candide, ou l'optimisme, traduit de l'allemand de Mr. le Docteur Ralph

      Gabriel Cramer, Geneva 1759 - 1st edition (in French), 1st printing anywhere, preceding the 17 other editions published in 1759 (all of them superficially alike). Rare. The census records 20 or so genuine copies, a number akin to the 1865 Alice in Wonderland. Contemporary full French calf, gilt decorated spine, the final blank (N7) and the binder's instructions (N8) are not bound with this copy, as is both proper and usual, the instructions routinely meant to be deliberated and then discarded before sewing, along with its companion blank. The publisher's cancels (B4-B9 and D6-D7) are present, again, as is proper and usual, agreeing in all respects to what you would have received, if you had purchased a copy in sheets, on publication day, and handed them over to the most local Swiss bindery. Short hairline split at the end of 1 joint, a few minute points of wear cunningly detailed, else nearly fine, never rebacked, authentic as winter weather, captivating beyond discerning expectations, a copy just as you'd want it, and Candide endures as the Romanée Conti of French literature. Reference: Printing and the Mind of Man 204, one of only a dozen or so novels included with their greatest books from the history of Western civilization. Here is a real book looking for a real collector, and I remember those days when I was a collector, and I'd have prized this book every day I owned it, but, while book collecting was the maiden I loved, bookselling was the whore I married. Late 20th century analysis of the various 1759 editions has irrefutably determined that this one (published by the Cramers in Geneva), is the real 1st edition, with all the myriad points necessary to identify it, and to differentiate it, from all of its contemporaries as well as all of the facsimiles. This 1st printing has Voltaire's last second revisions eliminating an unnecessary paragraph break on page 31, rewriting a few lines about the Lisbon earthquake on page 41, (related to the B4 to B9 cancels) and eliminating a paragraph critical of German poets on page 242. These changes are not found, for example, in the 1759 London edition, which was copied from an early set of stolen Geneva proofs (those proofs having a text setting that was prior to the revisions), but earlier text or not, this Geneva edition was published prior to the London edition). Similar convolutions abound with the other 1759 editions, but, the sorting out, and prioritization, are now untangled beyond contention. Candide abides as the epitomic tour de force, steadier than the north polar star. It's the philosophical fable of the French Enlightenment, and the genotype of irony without exaggeration, and it sings out, in an angelic voice, that light hearts live long. Repeat after me, and remember it well. Light hearts live long! [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Compleat Angler

      Henry Kent, Finch Lane, London 1759 - Bound in two parts. 216 pp + 123 pp but continuously paginated. Part 11 "The Compleat Angler. Being Instructions how to angle for a trout or grayling in a clear stream". Pages A - D only of Index bound in. This copy commences with a ten page "The Editor's Preface", over the printed signature "Moses Browne. Olney, Bucks, August 30,1759", then a further four page "Postscript", signed "M.B". Full page woodcut frontispiece facing page A of Part 1 then eight further full page woodcuts, plus sixteen vignette illustrations (fifteen of fish). Page 174 shows a full page music score for two voices "The Angler's Catch" by Mr. H. Lawes. The provenance here is particularly interesting. The book comes from the library of the Manor House in the two day Rousdon Estate Sale of 1999 (originally the seat of the Peek Family, but from 1938 to 1999 Alhallows School), then via the collection ofthe closest living relative of Jane Austen. For more on this please see our ABE Listing # 005044: Goerge Roberts., "The History and Antiquities of Lyme Regis & Charmouth". The book is cased in its original three-quarter brown leather binding, marbled boards. The hinges are tight and the pages of the text block show a little browning at the top corners. There is an early past down Title Label on the top board (see image). More information and jpg images on request, with pleasure. Thank You. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

      London: for A. Millar, and A. Kincaid and J. Bell, in Edinburgh,, 1759. Octavo (203 × 122 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, skilfully rebacked with original spine compartments laid down, red morocco label to style, sides with gilt roll border. Complete with half-title and errata on last leaf; pp. 317-336 omitted, as issued, text and register complete. Corners restored, first and last leaves tanned in margins from turn-ins, closed tear repaired to leaf C7 without loss, scattered light foxing and a couple of marginal chips, occasional pencil side-ruling and marginal markings; a very good copy. First edition, published in April 1759 with a recorded "print run of 1,000 copies" (Sher, Early Editions of Adam's Smith's Books, 13). Smith's first book and his later Wealth of Nations demonstrate "a great unifying principle… Smith's ethics and his economics are integrated by the same principle of self-command, or self-reliance, which manifests itself in economics in laissez faire" (Spiegel). Smith's famous phrase is first used here that would be repeated in the later work: that self-seeking men are often "led by an invisible hand… without knowing it, without intending it, to advance the interest of the society" (Part IV, Chapter 1). "The fruit of his Glasgow years… The Theory of Moral Sentiments would be enough to assure the author a respected place among Scottish moral philosophers, and Smith himself ranked it above the Wealth of Nations…. Its central idea is the concept, closely related to conscience, of the impartial spectator who helps man to distinguish right from wrong. For the same purpose, Immanuel Kant invented the categorical imperative and Sigmund Freud the superego" (Niehans, 62).

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         Candide, ou l'optimisme, traduit de l'allemand de Mr. le Docteur Ralph

      Geneva: Gabriel Cramer, 1759. 1st edition (in French), 1st printing anywhere, preceding the 17 other editions published in 1759 (all of them superficially alike). Rare. The census records 20 or so genuine copies, a number akin to the 1865 Alice in Wonderland. Contemporary full French calf, gilt decorated spine, the final blank (N7) and the binder's instructions (N8) are not bound with this copy, as is both proper and usual, the instructions routinely meant to be deliberated and then discarded before sewing, along with its companion blank. The publisher's cancels (B4-B9 and D6-D7) are present, again, as is proper and usual, agreeing in all respects to what you would have received, if you had purchased a copy in sheets, on publication day, and handed them over to the most local Swiss bindery. Short hairline split at the end of 1 joint, a few minute points of wear cunningly detailed, else nearly fine, never rebacked, authentic as winter weather, captivating beyond discerning expectations, a copy just as you'd want it, and Candide endures as the Romanée Conti of French literature. Reference: Printing and the Mind of Man 204, one of only a dozen or so novels included with their greatest books from the history of Western civilization. Here is a real book looking for a real collector, and I remember those days when I was a collector, and I'd have prized this book every day I owned it, but, while book collecting was the maiden I loved, bookselling was the whore I married. Late 20th century analysis of the various 1759 editions has irrefutably determined that this one (published by the Cramers in Geneva), is the real 1st edition, with all the myriad points necessary to identify it, and to differentiate it, from all of its contemporaries as well as all of the facsimiles. This 1st printing has Voltaire's last second revisions eliminating an unnecessary paragraph break on page 31, rewriting a few lines about the Lisbon earthquake on page 41, (related to the B4 to B9 cancels) and eliminating a paragraph critical of German poets on page 242. These changes are not found, for example, in the 1759 London edition, which was copied from an early set of stolen Geneva proofs (those proofs having a text setting that was prior to the revisions), but earlier text or not, this Geneva edition was published prior to the London edition). Similar convolutions abound with the other 1759 editions, but, the sorting out, and prioritization, are now untangled beyond contention. Candide abides as the epitomic tour de force, steadier than the north polar star. It's the philosophical fable of the French Enlightenment, and the genotype of irony without exaggeration, and it sings out, in an angelic voice, that light hearts live long. Repeat after me, and remember it well. Light hearts live long! near fine.

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         DELLE MALATTIE DEL GRANO IN ERBA. Trattato storico - fisico.

      Pesaro, nella Stamperia Gavelliana, 1759. In-4 p. (mm. 286x202), cartonato muto coevo, tit. ms. al dorso, pp. XVIII,426,(2 di “Correzioni”), vignetta ovale incisa al frontespizio, testo ornato da belle testate, grandi capilettera figur. e finali inc. in rame, tutto a soggetto agreste, con 4 tabelle ripieg. f.t. Il volume è molto ben illustrato da: 1 ritratto dell'autore in antiporta, inciso da Pietro Monaco su disegno di Giovanni Andrea Lazzaroni; 1 grande carta geografica (ripieg.) con il “Territorio Ravennate”; 7 tavole, più volte ripieg. (alla fine), che raffigurano il grano nei vari stadi di crescita ed i suoi parassiti, il tutto inciso in rame. "Prima edizione" non comune del maggiore trattato italiano sul frumento, sua coltivazione, malattie, parassiti. Cfr. Gamba 2263: “Il trattato delle Malattie ec. ha assicurata all'Autore l'immortalità, e gli acquistò gli encomii di Haller, che lo antepose a quello di Tillet sullo stesso argomento” - Pritzel 3335 - Paleari - Henssler, I, p. 348. Alcune carte lievem. ingiallite e qualche fiorit. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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         Candide, ou l'optimisme, traduit de l'allemand de Mr. le Docteur Ralph

      Geneva: Gabriel Cramer, 1759. First Edition. full calf. near fine. 1st edition (in French), 1st printing anywhere, preceding the 17 other editions published in 1759 (all of them superficially alike). Rare. The census records 20 or so genuine copies, a number akin to the 1865 Alice in Wonderland. Contemporary full French calf, gilt decorated spine, the final blank (N7) and the binder's instructions (N8) are not bound with this copy, as is both proper and usual, the instructions routinely meant to be deliberated and then discarded before sewing, along with its companion blank. The publisher's cancels (B4-B9 and D6-D7) are present, again, as is proper and usual, agreeing in all respects to what you would have received, if you had purchased a copy in sheets, on publication day, and handed them over to the most local Swiss bindery. Short hairline split at the end of 1 joint, a few minute points of wear cunningly detailed, else nearly fine, never rebacked, authentic as winter weather, captivating beyond discerning expectations, a copy just as you'd want it, and Candide endures as the Romanée Conti of French literature. Reference: Printing and the Mind of Man 204, one of only a dozen or so novels included with their greatest books from the history of Western civilization. Here is a real book looking for a real collector, and I remember those days when I was a collector, and I'd have prized this book every day I owned it, but, while book collecting was the maiden I loved, bookselling was the whore I married. Late 20th century analysis of the various 1759 editions has irrefutably determined that this one (published by the Cramers in Geneva), is the real 1st edition, with all the myriad points necessary to identify it, and to differentiate it, from all of its contemporaries as well as all of the facsimiles. This 1st printing has Voltaire's last second revisions eliminating an unnecessary paragraph break on page 31, rewriting a few lines about the Lisbon earthquake on page 41, (related to the B4 to B9 cancels) and eliminating a paragraph critical of German poets on page 242. These changes are not found, for example, in the 1759 London edition, which was copied from an early set of stolen Geneva proofs (those proofs having a text setting that was prior to the revisions), but earlier text or not, this Geneva edition was published prior to the London edition). Similar convolutions abound with the other 1759 editions, but, the sorting out, and prioritization, are now untangled beyond contention. Candide abides as the epitomic tour de force, steadier than the north polar star. It's the philosophical fable of the French Enlightenment, and the genotype of irony without exaggeration, and it sings out, in an angelic voice, that light hearts live long. Repeat after me, and remember it well. Light hearts live long!

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         Histoire de l'Académie royale des sciences. Année 1751

      Chez J. Schreuder|& Pierre Mortier le jeune 1759 - - Chez J. Schreuder & Pierre Mortier le jeune, A Amsterdam 1759, In-12 (10x17cm), (12) 292pp. ; 92pp. et (2) 96-462pp. et (2) 466-810p., 3 volumes reliés. - Edition illustrée de 5 planches pour le tome 1, 12 pour le tome 2 et 7 pour le tome 3, la plupart dépliantes, soit 24 planches. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison à la cire noire. Traces de frottements. Coiffe de tête du tome 1 en partie élimée ; un manque en tête du tome 2 ; coiffe de tête du tome 3 en partie arrachée. On retiendra dans chacune des sections mentionnées les articles remarquables suivants : Mémoire sur la forme des corps les plus propres à tourner sur eux-mêmes, lorsqu'ils sont poussés par une de leurs extrémiétés, ou par tout autre point, par M. Bouguet. Observation de la dernière opposition de mars avec le soleil, par M. de Thury. Mémoire sur la théorie de l'artillerie, ou sur les effets de la poudre, par M. le chevalier d'Arcy. Remarques sur les observation de la parallaxe de la lune, par M. Bouguer. Histoire des maladies épidémiques de 1751, par M. Malouin. Mémoire sur quelques corps fossiles peu connus, par M. Guettard. Immersion de l'étoile u de l'Arc du Sagittaire, sous le disque obscur de la lune, par M. le Monnier. Mémoire sur une résine élastique, nouvellement découverte à Cayenne, par M. de la Condamine. Relation abrégée du voyage fait par ordre du roi au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, par M. l'abbé de la Caille. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Illustrated edition of 6 boards for volume 1, 6 for volume 2 and 9 for volume 3, most unfolding, or 21 boards. Title pages in red and black. Binding full brown marbled vintage calf. Back to nerves adorned. Title pieces in red morocco, and tomaison in black wax. Traces of friction. Good copy. The following remarkable articles will be included in each of the sections mentioned: (12) 292pp. ; 92pp. et (2) 96-462pp. et (2) 466-810p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Liberty of the Spirit and of the Flesh Distinguished: In An Address to Those Captives in Spirit Among the People Called Quakers, Who Are Commonly Called Libertines. By John Rutty, An Unworthy Member of that Community

      {Philadelphia] Dublin: Printed: Philadelphia, Reprinted B. Franklin and D Hall, 1759. Reprinted. Leather bound. Very good. 8vo. 64pp. Bound in modern leather with leather title block pasted down on front cover. Right front end sheet and rear end sheet added. Pages are in very good condition. First American Edition. Evans 8486; Miller 719. Hildeburn 1642. "First Published in 1756. Late in 1759 the Society of Friends in Philadelphia ordered the publication of this piece in an edition of 4000 copies" [Miller]. An Irish Quaker and Dublin physician, Rutty wrote books on Ireland, religion, and natural history. "Rutty, an orthodox Quaker, the historian of Irish Quakerism, deprecated the worldliness of his co-religionists, and their contemporary neglect of the Holy Bible, and the historical facts of revelation." - Richard S. Harrison, Dr. John Rutty of Dublin: A Quaker Polymath in the Enlightenment [2011].

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         All the Works of Epictetus, which are now Extant; Consisting of His Discourses, preserved by Arrian, In Four Books, The Enchiridion, and Fragments. Translated from the Original Greek, By Elizabeth Carter. With An Introduction, and Notes, by the Translator.

      Dublin: Printed for Hulton Bradley. 1759 - FIRST IRISH EDITION. 8vo, 202 x 122 mms., pp. [vi], xxxvii [xxxviii text. xxxix - xlii list of subscribers], 446 [447 - 453 Index, 454 - 456 Appendix], contemporary calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, red leather label. A fine copy. Elizabeth Carter (1717 - 1806) was educated by her father, Rev. Nicolas Carter (1688 - 1774), and she first appeared to be a very slow learner. But a determined one: Judith Hawley in her ODNB entry comments that she, " resorted to various extreme measures. She used to employ a sexton to wake her between 4 and 5 a.m. by pulling a string attached to a bell hanging at the head of her bed. To keep herself awake late at night she used to wrap wet towels about her head, chew green tea, and take snuff, until she was both addicted to snuff and painfully vulnerable to debilitating headaches for the rest of her life. By these means she first learned Latin and Greek, then Hebrew, French, Italian, and Spanish. Later in life she also taught herself Portuguese and Arabic." She preferred her scholarship to the domestic duties expected of females, writing to Catherine Talbot in 1775 she complained that "Whoever that somebody or other is, who is to write the life of Epictetus, seeing I have a dozen shirts to make, I do opine, dear Miss Talbot, that it cannot be I." Samuel Johnson also made a famous remark about her ability to make a pudding [sic]. I forbear. This was the only edition to be published in Ireland in the 18th century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume XXIX (29) January to December 1759

      London: D Henry; R Cave. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1759. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 608pp, [xvi] + plates. 22 b/w plates and maps (8 fold-out). .

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         World Map and 4 continents - set of 5 engraved handcolored maps. - "Mappa Totius Mundi vel Planiglobium Terrestris" - "Nova Tabula Americae" - "Nova Tabula Europae" - "Nova Tabula Asiae" - "Nova Tabula Africae"

      Augsburg, Kilian 1759 - each map-size c. 27 x 34,5 cm -- each sheet c. 300 x 370mm -- the map of Africa with marginal tear into image on bottom, not closed and no loss. -- light age toning -- a very rare and decorative set. -- On the world map and the America map California is shown as an island. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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         Des Herrn von Montesquiou [sic!] Persianische Briefe

      [xvi],560 Seiten Halbleinen Erste Ausgabe der ersten deutschen Übersetzung, sehr selten.- Neuerer Privateinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.- Kanten berieben / bestossen, Vorsatzblatt geknikt, verblasster Besitzeintrag, wenige Bleistiftnotizen zu falsher Briefnummerierung, papierbedingte Seitenbräunung.- Wiki: "Die erste deutsche Übersetzung von Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn, dem jüngere Bruder des Poeten Friedrich von Hagedorn, erschien 1759 unter dem Titel Des Herrn de Montesquiou [sic!] Persianische Briefe in Frankfurt und Leipzig. Grundlage seiner Übersetzung, die er mit Anmerkungen versah, ist die Version B, die 1721 in Amsterdam erschienen ist. 1760 erschien eine zweite verbesserte Auflage." /// Standort Wimregal HAA-26971 m/'

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         World Map and 4 continents - set of 5 engraved handcolored maps. - \"Mappa Totius Mundi vel Planiglobium Terrestris\" - \"Nova Tabula Americae\" - \"Nova Tabula Europae\" - \"Nova Tabula Asiae\" - \"Nova Tabula Africae\"

      Augsburg, Kilian 1759. each map-size c. 27 x 34,5 cm -- each sheet c. 300 x 370mm -- the map of Africa with marginal tear into image on bottom, not closed and no loss. -- light age toning -- a very rare and decorative set. -- On the world map and the America map California is shown as an island. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         MÉMOIRES HISTORIQUES, MILITAIRES ET POLITIQUES, SUR LES PRINCIPAUX ÉVÉNEMENTS ARRIVES DANS L’ÎLE ET ROYAUME DE CORSE, depuis le commencement de l'année 1738 jusques à la fin de l'année 1741. Avec l'histoire naturelle de ce pays là et diverses remarques curieuses touchant l'origine des peuples qui l'habitent. Le tout enrichi d'une carte nouvelle de l'île de Corse, dédié à M. le Comte de Maillebois. Par M. Jaussin, ancien apothicaire major des camps et armées de sa majesté, etc.

      A Lausanne, chez Marc-Mic. Bousquet et Comp., 1758-1759. - A Lausanne, chez Marc-Mic. Bousquet et Comp., 1758-1759. 2 volumes in-12 (16,5 x 10 cm), de XXX-591 et (1)-604 pages. 1 grande carte de l'île de Corse repliée (60 x 45 cm environ dépliée). Reliure de l'époque plein veau caramel tacheté à l'acide, tranches mouchetées bleues. Reliures habilement restaurées malgré un cuir sec (restauration visible aux mors mais ensemble très décoratif et très solide). Pièces de titre refaites à l'identique. Intérieurs frais. Bien complet de la carte qui a été très bien repliée et se trouve ici sans déchirures. Edition originale rare et recherchée. Jaussin (Louis-Armand) était archéologue et suivait en qualité d’apothicaire les troupes auxiliaires envoyées par la France en Corse pour réprimer l’insurrection de cette île contre la république de Gênes sous les ordres du maréchal de Maillebois. (Hoefer, Biographie Universelle, Tome 26, 421). La plupart des exemplaires ont été dépouillés de la grande carte de l'île de Corse par Robert de Vaugondy qui était arrachée pour être vendue séparément. Ouvrage essentiel sur le sujet qui doit figurer dans toute bibliothèque sérieuse construite autour de l'île de beauté. Très rare avec la grande carte. Bel exemplaire. Photographies sur simple demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Abridgment and Collection of the Acts of Assembly Of the Province of Maryland, At present in Force. With A small choice Collection of Precedents in Law and Conveyancing. Calculated for the Use of the Gentlemen of the Province. Cohen 5670; Wroth 215

      The only abridgement of Maryland's colonial laws, the fourth abridgement of a colony's laws published in this country, preceded by those in Virginia and Pennsylvania, the only other two colonies whose laws were individually abridged. Modern 1/4 cloth over decorated boards, somewhat strained, definite browning and some staining, a few marginal signatures excised; a serviceable copy. Printed by William Bradford, Printer . . . for the Author, Philadelphia, 1759.

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         Carte De La Weteravie Dressée Sur Les Memoires, Les Plus Nouveaux Avec Le Plan Et Les Manoeuvres Dela Bataille De Bergen Donne Le 13. Avril 1759. - Desinea par Joh. Jacob Stetter I.U.C. - zu finden bey Phillipp Heinrich Hutter, in Franckfurt am Mayn.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Jacob Stetter b. Philipp Henry Hutter in Frankfurt, 1759, 48,5 x 56 Tooley's Dic. of Mapmakers S. 322. - Vierter Zustand von 4 Zuständen (Jetzt mit gelöschter Erklärungskartusche; dafür Insetkarte mit Erklärungen zur Schlacht bei Bergen-Enkheim sowie zusätzliche Maßstäbe am unteren Kartenrand. - Unten rechts noch Spuren der alten Verlegeradresse von Baur in Frankfurt erkennbar. - Zeigt die Wetterau in dem Gebiet des Mainlaufs von Raunheim bis Seligenstadt im Süden, Weilburg / Königstein im Westen, Gießen / Grünberg im Norden und Lauterbach / Schlüchtern im Osten. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Sehr selten!

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         The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

      London: for A. Millar, and A. Kincaid and J. Bell, in Edinburgh, 1759 - Octavo (203 × 122 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, skilfully rebacked with original spine compartments laid down, red morocco label to style, sides with gilt roll border. Corners restored, first and last leaves tanned in margins from turn-ins, closed tear repaired to leaf C7 without loss, scattered light foxing and a couple of marginal chips, occasional pencil side-ruling and marginal markings; a very good copy. Complete with half-title and errata on last leaf; pp. 317-336 omitted, as issued, text and register complete. First edition, published in April 1759 with a recorded "print run of 1,000 copies" (Sher, Early Editions of Adam's Smith's Books, 13). Smith's first book and his later Wealth of Nations demonstrate "a great unifying principle Smith's ethics and his economics are integrated by the same principle of self-command, or self-reliance, which manifests itself in economics in laissez faire" (Spiegel). Smith's famous phrase is first used here that would be repeated in the later work: that self-seeking men are often "led by an invisible hand without knowing it, without intending it, to advance the interest of the society" (Part IV, Chapter 1). "The fruit of his Glasgow years The Theory of Moral Sentiments would be enough to assure the author a respected place among Scottish moral philosophers, and Smith himself ranked it above the Wealth of Nations . Its central idea is the concept, closely related to conscience, of the impartial spectator who helps man to distinguish right from wrong. For the same purpose, Immanuel Kant invented the categorical imperative and Sigmund Freud the superego" (Niehans, 62). Goldsmiths' 9537; Higgs 1890; Kress 5815; Tribe 1; Vanderblue, p. 38. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Oeuvres. En 9 volumes.

      Paris, Chez la Veuve Gandovin M.DCC.LIX., 1759, - in-4°, reliure en veau d?époque, dos richement orné or, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge au dos, (tome 1 coiffe, 2ème plat et charnière avec galerie de vers, qqs autres accidents aux reliures, tranches marbrées, joli exemplaire. Pièces du Tome 1) Les engagements du hazard - le feint astrologue - D. Bertrand de Cigarral / 2) L?Amour à la mode - le berger extravaguant - le charme de la voix / 3) le Geolier de soi-mesme - les illustres ennemis - Timocrate - Bérénice / 4) la mort de l?Empereur commode - Darius - Stilicon - le galant double / 5) Camma Reine de Galatie - Maximian - Pyrrhus - Perse?e & D?Eme?trius / 6) Antiochus - Laodice - le baron d?Albikrac - la mort d?Annibal / 7) la comtesse d?Orgueil - Théodat - le festin de Pierre - Ariane / 8) la mort d?Achille - D. César d?Avalos - Circé / 9) l?inconnu - le comte d?Essex - Bradamante.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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         Grondbeginselen van den scheepsbouw, of werkdadige verhandeling der scheepstimmerkunst; in't Fransch beschreven . en in het Neerduits gebracht door een liefhebber der vrye kunsten. Zynde deeze vertaaling, onder het opzigt van twee beroemde Hollandsche scheepsbouwers, verrykt, met eenige aantekeningen, voor ongeoeffende in de Fransche scheepstimmerkunst en in de meetkunde.

      - 's Gravenhaage, Amsterdam, Ottho van Thol & Gerrit de Groot, 1759.4to. Modern half calf. With title-page printed in red and black with fine engraved title-vignette and 9 engraved head pieces by Nicolas Ozanne and 24 engravings on 23 folding plates. 349,XX pp.First Dutch edition; first published in Paris in 1752 Éléments de l'architecture navale; ou traité practique de la construction des vaisseaux. The first training manuel for aspiring naval contructors written by the founder of the school for students of naval engineering and architecture at the Louvre in 1741. - A fine copy of a landmark in the development of naval architecture. Cat. NHSM II, p.748; Polak 2859 (French ed.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Le véritable mentor ou L'éducation de la noblesse

      Imprimerie de J.F.Bassompierre 1759 - Le véritable mentor ou L'éducation de la noblesse-caraccioli-Ed.Imprimerie de J.F.Bassompierre 1759. Encuadernación en piel. Tiene 200 páginas. Medidas: 17 cm x 10 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXIX (29) January to December 1759

      D Henry; R Cave, London 1759 - iii, 608pp, [xvi] + plates. 22 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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        The Grand Magazine of Magazines, or Universal Register, for the Months of July-December, 1759. Vol. III

      London: T. Kinnersly 1759 - 408 pp., 3 folding maps: A Plan of the Battle of Thornhausen, Fought August 1st, 1759; A Plan of the Seat of War at and Near Quebec with the Line of Battle; and A Map of the British Conquests in North America, including Niagara and Crown Point; bird & fish plate; torture folding plate: The Torments Inflicted by the Dutch, on the English in Amboyna; portrait plate of Major General Wolfe; contemporary boards & leather backstrip, covers very worn and now disbound, text age-toned, plates are good. Photos available upon request.

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