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        NATURAL AND CIVIL HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA: Containing an accurate description of that Country, Its Soil, Mountains, Harbours, Lakes, Rivers, and Seas; Its Animals, Vegetables, Minerals, and Famous Fishery for Pearls. The Customs of the Inhabitants, Their Religion, Government, and Manner of Living Before Their Conversion the Christian Religion by the Missionary Jesuits. Together With Accounts of Several Voyages and Attempts Made For Settling California, and Taking Actual Surveys of that Country, Its Gulf, and Coast of the South Sea. Translated From the Original Spanish of Miguel Venegas, a Mexican Jesuit, Published in Madrid 1758

      London: For James Rivington and James Fletcher, 1759. 2 volumes. First Edition in English and the first translation of this work out of Spanish. With a large folding map of California based on the Jesuit map and eight illustrations on four copper-engraved plates. Note that very often, there are only 2 copper plates and occasionally even fewer found in copies of the book. 8vo (197mm x 122mm ), in contemporary bindings of full polished calf, all boards with a double ruled gilt fillet borders, spines with raised bands framed by double ruled gilt lines, each spine with maroon morocco label lettered in gilt in one compartment. [20], 455; [8], 387 pp. A fine clean and pleasing copy of this highly important work. The rare contemporary bindings in especially nice condition, the large folding map in good order with only some very expert restoration to a closed tear, not affecting the image, a bit of the typical mellowing to the paper caused by time, an unpressed and crisp copy. THE VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, preceding the French and German translations. USUALLY THIS WORK IS FOUND WITH TWO PLATES, BUT OCCASIONALLY A COPY WILL HAVE FOUR AS IN THIS EXAMPLE. A very uncommon book in such nice condition and in original contemporary bindings with the extra plates as noted by Cowan I, 237-238: "these four plates appear to have been issued with but a few copies of the work, as two is the number usually found." Considered by Cowan to be "the foundation of a library of California," this work is the most extensive account of Lower California of its period. Concluded in Mexico in 1739, the Noticia was extensively revised and brought up to the year 1750 in Spain by Fr. Andres Marcos Burriel, who restricted the account to actual voyages, rejecting all apocryphal material. It was presumably allowed to be published to counteract anti-Jesuit statements that had appeared in accounts of George Anson's voyage in the Pacific (1740-1744). Although concerned primarily with Lower California, it also contains extracts from Lopez de Gomara and Torquemada relating to early North-west Coast explorations, including an account of the 1602-03 Vizcaino expedition, taken by Torquemada from the diary of Father Antonio de la Ascension. Hill I, Vol. I notes that this, the first translation "gave the English-speaking world its earliest thorough account of the little-known areas of the west coast of North America. This work has been cited as the first book in English completely devoted to California." The large folding map is based on Kino's famous Jesuit map of 1702, first published in the 1726 issue of the German collection of missionary reports, "Der Neue Welt Bott". The original Spanish edition contained no plates, but had engraved illustrations as a border to this map. In this printing the same illustrations have been included as bound plates instead. They are of: men of California, women of California, the coyote, California deer, the native manner of curing the sick, the sorcerers of California, the martyrdom of Father Carranca and the martyrdom of Father Taraval. In all, this work represents the most extensive and scholarly study of early California, its people, geography, flora and fauna and the history of the early European settlement from Cortez to the 18th century.

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        Die St. Peters Insel in dem Bielersee. Bern: König und Lafon, [1796]. 83 Seiten mit einer handkolorierten Titelvignette. / L' Ile de St. Pierre dite l'Ile de Rousseau dans le lac de Bienne. Berne: Lory et Rheiner, [ca. 1815]. 56 Seiten mit einer handkolorierten Titelvignette und gestochener Widmung. 13 Tafeln im Anhang. Grüner Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Grossoktav (24,5 x 19 cm).

      r deutsche Teil ist das seltene Erstlingswerk von Sigmund Wagner (1759-1835) mit einer Beschreibung der St. Petersinsel, die vor allem durch J.-J. Rousseau bekannt geworden ist. Der französische Teil ist im Wesentlichen eine spätere Übersetzung desselben Textes. Wagner war Berner, Historiker und Kunstkenner, Mitglied der Bibliothekkommission und obrigkeitlicher Bücherzensor, Begründer und Herausgeber der bernischen Neujahrsblätter, Mitbegründer des Antikensaals u.v.a. - Die Stiche sind von Franz Niklaus König, Gabriel Lory und Daniel Lafond und dürften zu den frühesten Arbeiten der Künstler gehören. Im Einzelnen: Titel deutsch, Vignette von König, Durchmesser 5,4 cm Titel französisch, ovale Vignette, ca. 7x10 cm. Tafelanhang: 1. Carte du Lac de Bienne et ses environs 2. L'ile de St.Pierre ou de J.-J. Rousseau (Karte) 3. Vue de l'Isle de Rousseau, prise à l'Isle des lapins 4./5. Vue du haut de la terrasse (doppelt mit kleinen Abweichungen) 6. La recolte des fruits 7. La fête pendant les vendanges 8. J.-J. Rousseau à l'isle de St.Pierre 9. Rousseau caressant les enfants des vignerons (gleiches Sujet wie 8) 10./11. L'embarquement des lapins (doppelt) 12. Rousseau s'enfuit de sa chambre par l'escalier dérobé 13. La chanson d'adieu. Die Tafeln 5, 8, und 10 sind farbig koloriert, 3, 4, 6, 9, 11-13 braun getuscht die Tafeln 8 und 10 sind etwas kleiner im Format. Wäber 120. Lonchamp 3218 und 3222. HBLS VI,78. - Innendeckel mit Spuren von entferntem Exlibris, vereinzelte schwache Stockflecken, Einbandkanten leicht berieben.

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        Bestia Apocalyptica, Oder: wahre Gestalt und Beschaffenheit des nahe zukünftigen Apocalyptischen Thieres mit sieben Hauptern und zehn Hörnern, samt seines namens Zahl sechshundert sechs und sechzig; wie auch eine kurze Beleuchtung ... + Hagalgal, oder der grosse Brautwagen, welcher flüchtige Braut des Lammes, zur Zeit des letzten Zorns zu ihren bestimmten Freystädten in der Wüsten in Sicherheit bringet, als zwote Beylage zum Neuen Jerusalem. + Zwey rückständige Worte vom Hagalgal, nebst einer schriftmässigen kurzen Betrachtung von dem bisherigen ausserordentlichen Viehsterben

      Berlin: Friedrich Wilhelm Birnstiel 1759 1766 & 1767 HLDr. der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen, [3]+236+[4]; [3]+48; [5]+47+[1] Seiten mit 3 gefalt. Kupfern, zahlreichen Textvignetten und Zierleisten, kl. 8°, Einband etwas berieben und abgegriffen, etwas gelockert, Kanten und Ecken beschabt, Außengelenk bei Vorderdeckel teilweise geplatzt, Titelblatt mehrfach gestempelt, verso Besitzersignatur mit Bleistift, Seiten etwas altersgebräunt bzw. ganz leicht fleckig, sonst guter Zustand.Alte Drucke

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        Beschreibung und Erklärung Deren den 2ten November 1759. In der Kaiserl. Königl. Residenz-Stadt Wien auf dem sogenannten alten Fleischmarkt ausgegrabenen zweyen alten Römischen Särgen, Und deren sowohl darinnen, als von aussen herum gefundenen andern Alterthümern, In einem Sendschreiben abgefasst; Nebst einer Kupferplatte, Worauf die ermeldten Särge, und Alterthümer genau abgestochen sind.

      Wien, gedruckt mit von Ghelischen Schriften, (1759). - 20,5x17 cm. 10 n.n. Bl. und 1 Kupfertafel. Neuer Pappband. Titelblatt fleckig und mit Eintrag von alter Hand. [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

      Printed: Philadelphia, Reprinted B. Franklin and D Hall, {Philadelphia] Dublin 1759 - 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]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to Senegal, the Isle of Goree, and the River Gambia. Mediis in finibus orbis, Sol ubi. Translated from the French. With Notes by an English Gentleman, who resided some Time in that Country

      Printed for J. Nourse in the Strand, and W. Johnston in Ludgate-street, London 1759 - xiii,(1),(1)-337,(1p. Errata) Pp. 1 folding map The spine has been expertly repaired, some foxing and offsetting to the map. The title page has some toning along the outer margins. The general condition is good to very good Contemporary full brown calf with gilt borders to the boards. The spine has five bands with gilt floral design to compartments and two red calf title labels [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to Senegal, the Isle of Goree, and the River Gambia

      London: J. Nourse and W. Johnston, 1759 337 pages, plus folding map. Map was originally bound in as the frontispiece, though is now detached and laid in. Full leather covers are rubbed and show wear at spine ends. Top joint of cover at spine is cracked and top cover is loosened, but still attached. Small closed tear on map from bound edge entering about one inch into border. Volume otherwise remains tight and generally clean.. First British Edition. Full Leather. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        L'art des mines ou introduction aux connoissances nécessaires pour l'exploitation des mines métalliques .

      Paris Hérissant 1759 - (17 x 9,5 cm). (4) XVI, 419 S. Mit 4 Kupfertafeln. Dekorativer Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. ( Traités de physique, d'histoire naturelle, de minerologie et de métallurgie. Band 1). Erste französische Ausgabe, übersetzt von P. D. von Holbach. - Der Band enthält Übersetzungen von "Kurtze Einleitung in einige Theile der Bergwerckswissenschaft", "Theobalds Abhandlung von Schwaden" sowie von Auszügen aus Beiträgen die in den Physikalischen Belustigungen erschienen sind. - Schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. - Freyberg, Lehmann 44 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der deutsche Fabius Cunctator; oder Leben und Thaten Seiner Excellenz, des Herrn Leopold Joseph Maria, Reichsgrafens von Daun (2 Bände in 1),

      ohne Ort, 1759/60. - auf Calloporn und Sassenheim, Fürsten zu Thiano . : nebst allen Feldzügen, welchen dieser große Kriegsheld beygewohnet, bis auf gegenwärtige Zeit gründlich und unpartheyisch beschrieben; Deme noch eine kurze Nachricht von dessen berühmten Herrn Vater, dem 1741 verstorbenen kaiserlichen Feldmarschall, wie auch gewesenen Vicekönig von Neapolis, beygefüget ist. Mit 3 gestochenen Portraits, 1 gefaltete Ansicht (Dresden), 3 gefaltete Karten, 3 Blatt, 184 Seiten; 3 Blatt, 86 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Kalbslederband der Zeit, 22 x 18 cm, Einband etwas berieben, innen leicht gebräunt, sonst gut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Principes hydrostatiques et méchaniques sur la question proposée pour la seconde fois par l'Académie Royale des sciences: quelle est la meilleure manière de diminuer le roulis et le tangage d'un navire, sans qu'il perde sensiblement par cette diminution aucune des bonnes qualités que sa construction doit lui donner... (prix de 1759)

      S.l., (1759), in 4°, de 96pp., ill. d'une planche gravée se dépl. - Suivi de : EULER (Leonhard ) Examen des efforts qu'ont à soutenir toutes les parties d'un vaisseau dans le roulis & dans le tangage ou Recherches sur la diminution de ces mouvemens, pièce qui a partagé le prix de l'Académie en 1759, S.l.n.d. (1759), de 47pp. 2 planches gravées se dépl., - Suivi de : GROIGNARD (Antoine) Mémoire composé à l'occasion du prix proposé par l'Académie Royale des Sciences dont le sujet est: l'examen des efforts qu'ont a soutenir toutes les parties du vaisseau dans le roulis & dans le tangage ... prix (de) 1759, S.l.n.d. (1759), de 51pp., ill. de 6 planches gravées se dépl., le tout relié en 1 vol. demi-maroquin moderne genre ancien, dos orné, petits coins vélin, très bel exemplaire à toutes marge dans une fine reliure pastiche en maroquin. Edition originale rare de ces trois mémoires sur l'hydraulique navale et la construction des vaisseaux, prix de l'Académie des Sciences en 1757 et en 1759. Daniel Bernouilli pionnier de l'hydrodynamique, ami de Euler, il partagea avec lui une dizaine de fois le prix de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris. Antoine Groignard était lui constructeur de vaisseaux et fut nommé inspecteur général de la marine en 1782. Il participa à la construction de 39 vaisseaux, 18 frégates et plus de 280 petits bâtiments. Important recueil qui fut réédité en 1810, et se distingue par une collation différente. ¶ cat. KVK 1 seul ex. pour Bernouilli (Bibl. Nat. Suisse) - KVK 1 ex. pour Euler et Groignard (London, Royal Society) - Pas d'ex. au cat. CCFR (1 ex. de la réédition de 1810 seulement, CNAM)

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire de l'Armée Prussienne, continués jusqu'au Mois de Janvier 1759, accompagnés de l'Etat général de toutes les Troupes Prussiennes, peint et gravé en taille douce, et redigés en ordre par J.F.S.

      Decorative woodcut initials, tables in the text, & one large engraved folding table heightened in gold & watercolor. 3 p.l., 139, [1] pp. Small 8vo, cont. red vellum over boards (spine faded to white), sides richly decorated in gilt, a.e.g., fore-edges painted & gauffered. Amsterdam: "Aux depens de la Compagnie," n.d. [1759?]. First edition, in a most attractive decorated binding, of this pioneering survey of the Prussian army. Seyfart (1727-86), a military administrator, was the first to systematically compose biographies of units and generals in the Prussian army. The present work provides detailed histories of units in the order of their creation. It describes infantry, cavalry, dragoon, hussar, garrison, skirmisher, and grenadier units. The finely engraved and large table (approximately 520 mm long), notes the name of every regiment in the Prussian army at the beginning of 1759, as well as the rank of each unit's ranking officer, the colors of the unit uniform (many heightened in gold), and the number of men and horses. At the bottom of the table, Seyfart determines that the Prussian army consists of 204,546 men and 38,562 horses in 121 regiments. Fine copy. 18th-century engraved bookplate of Max Emanuel of Toerring-Jettenbach (1715-73), Bavarian nobleman and president of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.

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        Karremans Nieuwe-Jaars Zegwensch [Wish card, New Year]

      New year's wish card, woodcut and letterpress published in Rotterdam in 1759. The card is dedicated to the citizens and the merchants living in Rotterdam. At the center a representation of one of the carts led by a horse and the men of the corporation handing the wishes to men and women in the city. Surrounding the text some portraits on the top of the page and coats of arms on the sides. Inscription above reading: 'Karremans Nieuwe-Jaars Zegwensch / Aan alle Heeren, Kooplieden, Burgers en Inwoonders der Wyd-vermaarde / Koop-Stadt Rotterdam, voor het Jaar onzes Heere 1759.' On the bottom address of the pulisher: 'Te Rotterdam, gedrukt by Pieter van Bezooyen, Boekdrukker in de Westewagestraat. Met Privilegie.' On the bottom of the page the text of a song in four couplets. Broadside sheet, woodcut and letterpress on paper, laid down; total: 397 x 316 mm; in color, though fading, damages due to thin paper; further losses prevented with the laying down intervention. Bottom line with publisher's address emphasized with black ink., probably due to fading.

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        The Compleat Angler: or, A Contemplative Man's Recreation

      London: Henry Kent, 1759. Seventh Edition. Full leather. Very good. xxiv, 216, [217-221], 221-340, 8 Index. Bound in period brown calf, gilt title and decorative works on spine. Gilt top edge, with red toning to gilt. Cracking to front joints, but stable and firm. Clean pages throughout. Ten plates by Moses Brown. Previous owners markings and book sellers markings on front end paper. Previous owners bookplate on front endpaper. Bound with [A Person of Honour - North, Roger] A Discourse of Fish and Fish-Ponds. London, E. Curll, 1715. Second Edition. [6], 94, [2], [4-ads]. Two rare books bound together.

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        The oriental fabulist or polyglot translations of Esop's and other ancient fables from the English language into Hindoostanee, Persian, Arabic, Brij Bhakha, Bongla and Sunkrit in the Roman character, ... for the use of the college of Fort William.Calcutta, printed at the Hurkaru office, 1803. 8vo. Later black half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine with the star and crescent symbol at the head.

      B.S. Kesavan, History of printing and publishing in India, p. 148; K. Smith Durlow, Early Indian imprints, p. 96. First edition of Indian, Arabic and Persian translations of ancient fables, most of them ascribed to Aesop. The work contains a total of 54 fables, each first given in English, followed by a translation (in the Latin script) into Urdu, Braj Bhasha, Bengali, Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic. The fables were translated from the English "by various hands" (title-page), but were supervised by the well-known Scottish surgeon and linguist John Borthwick Gilchrist (1759-1841). For many of the fables it was the first translation into an Indian language. As stated on the title-page, the book was published for the use at the Fort William College at Calcutta, established in 1800 as an learning centre for oriental studies.Title-page restored at the gutter, and a piece at the lower margin cut out, perhaps a former owner's inscription, restored. Some foxing and marginal water stains, mostly on the first and last few pages. Binding with a small wormhole, otherwise in good condition.

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        The charter granted by Their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, to the inhabitants of the province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. Acts and laws, of His Majesty's province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England

      Boston, in New-England : Printed by S. Kneeland, 1759. Hardcover. Acceptable. Folio, 31 cm. Contemporary calf, raised bands, modern red leather spine label. 14 pages of the Charter bound in first; 24 pages The Table (an Index to the Acts and Laws), Acts and Laws, of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, [2], 396 pp, includes subsequent separately printed laws through 1761. Restoration to spine and boards in Japanese paper. Restoration to title page of Charter. Dampstaining, to upper half of charter pages. Foxing, toning to pages. Rear board has faded late 18th century handwritten genealogical list of Mary Cook, daughter of Francis Cook, one of the original Mayflower pilgrims, and her offspring with John Thomson. Evans 8400, for the Charter.

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        Büsch- und Fischerey-Ordnung. De Anno 1759.

      Bonn Rommerskirchen 1759 - (20,5 x 15,5 cm). 81 (3) S. Moderner Lederband. Die Jagdordnung umfasst 68 Paragrafen, die Forstordnung 119 Paragrafen und die Fischereiordnung 25 Paragrafen. Erschlossen wird das Ganze durch ein 3 Seiten umfassendes Register. - Titelblatt am Rand verstärkt. Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt. Die Deckel etwas aufgebogen, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Degli uomini tali quali sono o come dovrebbero essere, opera di sentimento [Translated by Orazio degli Arrighi Landini (1718-1755)]

      Hamburg: [s.n.], 1759. 8vo (177 x 121 mm). 103 pp. Woodcut white-on-black title vignette (or printer's device?) of 3 grotesque figures hammering on an anvil. Untrimmed. Printing flaw to p. 26, with beginnings of lines faintly printed. Light soiling to first text page and to a few deckle edges, small wormhole through upper cover and first dozen leaves, occasional worming in gutters. Original plain wrappers with orange paper backstrip, the latter overlaid at top with a manuscript title label (torn and faded). *** First Italian Edition of Blondel's wide-ranging collection of meditations on social psychology (Des hommes tels qu'ils sont...), published in Paris the previous year. Blondel's loosely structured series of mildly reformist essays on human behavior and power relationships range from the political to the domestic and personal. In chapters on the people, the monarchy, and princes he contrasts the realities of each social stratum with what he views as their ideal expression. Chapters on celibacy, marriage, and men's attitudes toward women reinforce cultural stereotypes under the guise of reason and respect. Blondel describes the miserable conditions of the working classes as more painful to well-off observers like himself than to the victims, who are supposedly satisfied with their days of backbreaking labor, hovels and thin soups, since they know nothing else (pp. 61-62). His natural conclusion is to leave well enough alone, maintaining power securely in its present seat. In spite of (or because of) the tepidity of Blondel's pseudo-Enlightenment ideas, the brevity and readability of these essays, which consciously emulate Montaigne, may account for the work's popularity. It was reprinted in 1759 in Hamburg under the imprint of Christian Herold (who may have issued the present anonymously published edition), and translated into Italian, and the next year into German (Hamburg 1760). These circumstances and the use of catchwords on every page (cf. Sayce, Compositorial practices, 30-31) imply that the Hamburg imprint is genuine. This edition is scarce, with only two copies located by OCLC and ICCU (Princeton and Florence, Biblioteca nazionale). Cf. Lapiccirella, 127, Venice 1770 edition (incorrectly described as first Italian edition).

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        Essai sur l'ameliorations des terres

      chez Durand, 1759. Cm. 16,5, pp. xii, 285 (3). Con 3 tavole incise in rame ripieg. f.t., vignetta al frontespizio e bella testatina xil. alla seconda carta. Leg. coeva in piena pelle con titoli su tass. e ricchi fregi floreali al dorso; tagli rossi. Sottili e minime fenditure a due cerniere. Ben conservato. Henry Patullo, agronomo ed economista irlandese, fu amico e collaboratore di Quesnay nella teorizzazione della fisiocrazia, dottrina economica avversa al mercantilismo industriale e fondata sulla centralità dell'agricoltura nello sviluppo economico. La dedicatoria a Madame de Pompadour delinea un esemplificativo manifesto delle principali istanze dei fisiocrati. Non comune e ricercato. Cfr. Kvk; Kress 5804, Higgs 1925, Barbier II, 226. .

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        QUEBEC, THE CAPITAL OF NEW-FRANCE, A BISHOPRICK, AND SEAT OF THE SOVERAIN COURT...Engrav'd & Printed By Thos. Johnston for Step. Whiting

      [Boston, 1759. Copper engraving, 7 x 9 inches, on an approximately 9 1/2 x 12-inch sheet. Corners chipped, with minor paper loss, not affecting image. A few short marginal closed tears, neatly repaired. Some scattered dust soiling, a bit of stray ink along plate mark. A very good copy. In a half morocco box. One of the rarest and most important early American engravings, Thomas Johnston's view of Quebec is "the most important engraved view of that city, as well as the earliest executed by an American" (Deák). The view was prepared in conjunction with the British campaign against Canada, and was first advertised for sale in the BOSTON GAZETTE on Aug. 13, 1759, little more than a month before the French stronghold surrendered on Sept. 17. A key identifies twenty prominent sites which illustrate the importance of the capture. The involved publication history of the print reaches back forty- four years prior to its American appearance. A variation of the view first appeared in Paris about 1715, with the imprint of "A Paris, Chez Jean Crepy," and under the title of QUEBEC, VILLE CAPITAL DU CANADA OU NOUVELLE FRANCE, LE SIEGE D'UNE EVESQUE ET D'UNE COUR SOUVERAINE.... The title is followed by an eight-line description of the history of the settlement of New France, and this is in turn followed by a key to the twenty numbered buildings on the print. About the same time, circa 1715-20, it appeared under a different imprint, "A Paris Chez Chereau," with a slightly different title, reading QUEBEC, CAPITALE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE, EVESCHE, ET SIEGE DE COURT SOUVERAINE, with the key to the numbered views, but without the history of the settlement. The third, and last, of the three early appearances, again about the same period or slightly later, was published by N. Bonnart in Paris. It is the most curious of the three, in that the image is reversed (that is, a mirror image of the other two). Since Bonnart's view is the one that is geographically reversed, it is clear that he copied his print from one of the earlier two finished prints, but not from a copper plate. Bonnart retained the title and the key as they appear on the Chereau view, suggesting that this is the one he copied. The earliest appearance of this view in English appears to be the inset view of Quebec on the Popple map of 1733 and later editions. The origin of the view is a bit confusing. Stokes & Haskell attribute it to De Fonville's manuscript map of 1699, while Clarence Webster attributes it to Jean- Baptiste Louis Franquelin's manuscript map, also done in 1699. Thomas Johnston was one of the most important and best known 18th- century colonial American engravers. In addition to this famous view of Quebec, he was responsible for many important maps and views produced in Boston during the 18th century, including William Burgis' map of Boston (1728), John Bonner's map of Boston (fourth state of 1732), John Greenwood's PROSPECT OF YALE COLLEGE (1749), and Samuel Blodgett's PLAN OF THE BATTLE FOUGHT NEAR LAKE GEORGE (1755). Like many early American craftsmen, Johnston was a jack of all trades. Sinclair Hitchings describes him as a "Boston house painter and decorator, japanner, engraver, painter of coats of arms, church singer, publisher of singing books and pioneer New England builder of organs...Johnston would see to the painting of your garden fence or sitting room, sell you gilt paper for a screen, color and varnish your wall maps, sell you a frame for a picture, paint a bedstead for you, stain and varnish a table." In addition, Hitchings speculates that he was a significant early colonial portrait painter (pp.83-85). Johnston considered himself first and foremost a japanner of furniture, and he so describes himself on his trade card of 1732 (reproduced by Hitchings, plate 37). For "Thomas Johnston, Japaner," see George Francis Dow, AMERICAN FURNITURE, QUEENE ANNE AND CHIPPENDALE PERIODS, IN THE HENRY FRANCIS DU PONT WINTERTHUR MUSEUM, item 187; also page xiv and item 188. Johnston's view of Quebec is exceedingly rare. Wendy Shadwell locates just six examples of the present state (American Antiquarian Society, Connecticut Historical Society, Harvard University, John Carter Brown Library, New York Public Library). There are two copies of this state at the National Archives of Canada. This copy was previously unlocated, which brings the total to nine known copies. An unparalleled American view. FOWBLE, TWO CENTURIES OF PRINTS IN AMERICA A SELECTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE WINTERTHUR MUSEUM COLLECTION 256. SHADWELL, AMERICAN PRINTMAKING THE FIRST 150 YEARS 26. DEÁK, CATALOG OF AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS, MAPS, AND DRAWINGS THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY 10. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 78. STOKES & HASKELL, AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINTS B-17. Sinclair Hitchings, "Thomas Johnston" in BOSTON PRINTS AND PRINTMAKERS, plate 49.

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        (..) Sinum Finnicum eller hydrographisk charta öfver Finska Wiken sammandragen och till en scala reducerad af And. Åkerman graveur wid Kongl. Wetensk. Soc. i Upsala 1768.

      2 map leaves each measuring 55 x 74 cm. Plate marks 48 x 66,5 and 49 x 67 cm. Good margins. Rough edges with a couple of tears and creases. A few ugly stains. Many small creases in the map areas. A long repaired tear. Not the best copy. A spectacular map in two leaves covering the Gulf of Finland from Dagö to St. Petersburg including Helsinki and Reval (Talinn) and all the places on the coasts of Estonia, Finland and Russia. It was drawn by the engraver and globe maker Anders Åkerman. He founded a globe factory in Upsala in 1759 which operated until his death in 1778 when it moved to Stockholm. The globes were quite accurate and the plan was to create a lucrative export business, which in the end unfortunatelly failed. Domestically it worked better and a large portion of the estates in the country acquired a pair of the Åkerman globes (terrestrial and celestial). In 1768 Åkerman published Atlas Juvenilis, a very handsome school atals, issued in several editions throughout the 18th and early 19th century. The present map of the Gulf of Finland is a classic swedish map rarity. Always sought after by the collectors.

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        Anweisung die einfachen so wohl als Repetir-Uhren, wohl zu richten und zu gebrauchen. ins Teutsche übersetzt.

      Dresden Gerlach 1759 - (17 x 10 cm). 28 S. Pappband der Zeit. Einzige deutsche Ausgabe dieses seltenen kleinen Werkes. - Der Pariser Uhrmachermeiser Le Roy (1686-1759), Direktor der "Société des Arts de Genève", wurde 1739 von Ludwig XV. zum königlichen Hofuhrmacher ernannt. "Le Roy was 'the most skillful clockmaker in France, possibly in Europe'. Le Roy's reputation was based on his mechanical discoveries, including a special repeating mechanism that improved the precision of watches and clocks" (Getty Museum). - Stellenweise gering gebräunt, sonst wohlerhalten, - Graf, Der kunstreiche Uhrmacher S. 132 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        QUEBEC, THE CAPITAL OF NEW-FRANCE, A BISHOPRICK, AND SEAT OF THE SOVERAIN COURT...Engrav'd & Printed By Thos. Johnston for Step. Whiting

      [Boston, 1759. Copper engraving, 7 x 9 inches, on an approximately 9 1/2 x 12-inch sheet. Corners chipped, with minor paper loss, not affecting image. A few short marginal closed tears, neatly repaired. Some scattered dust soiling, a bit of stray ink along plate mark. A very good copy. In a half morocco box. One of the rarest and most important early American engravings, Thomas Johnston's view of Quebec is "the most important engraved view of that city, as well as the earliest executed by an American" (Deák). The view was prepared in conjunction with the British campaign against Canada, and was first advertised for sale in the BOSTON GAZETTE on Aug. 13, 1759, little more than a month before the French stronghold surrendered on Sept. 17. A key identifies twenty prominent sites which illustrate the importance of the capture. The involved publication history of the print reaches back forty- four years prior to its American appearance. A variation of the view first appeared in Paris about 1715, with the imprint of "A Paris, Chez Jean Crepy," and under the title of QUEBEC, VILLE CAPITAL DU CANADA OU NOUVELLE FRANCE, LE SIEGE D'UNE EVESQUE ET D'UNE COUR SOUVERAINE.... The title is followed by an eight-line description of the history of the settlement of New France, and this is in turn followed by a key to the twenty numbered buildings on the print. About the same time, circa 1715-20, it appeared under a different imprint, "A Paris Chez Chereau," with a slightly different title, reading QUEBEC, CAPITALE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE, EVESCHE, ET SIEGE DE COURT SOUVERAINE, with the key to the numbered views, but without the history of the settlement. The third, and last, of the three early appearances, again about the same period or slightly later, was published by N. Bonnart in Paris. It is the most curious of the three, in that the image is reversed (that is, a mirror image of the other two). Since Bonnart's view is the one that is geographically reversed, it is clear that he copied his print from one of the earlier two finished prints, but not from a copper plate. Bonnart retained the title and the key as they appear on the Chereau view, suggesting that this is the one he copied. The earliest appearance of this view in English appears to be the inset view of Quebec on the Popple map of 1733 and later editions. The origin of the view is a bit confusing. Stokes & Haskell attribute it to De Fonville's manuscript map of 1699, while Clarence Webster attributes it to Jean- Baptiste Louis Franquelin's manuscript map, also done in 1699. Thomas Johnston was one of the most important and best known 18th- century colonial American engravers. In addition to this famous view of Quebec, he was responsible for many important maps and views produced in Boston during the 18th century, including William Burgis' map of Boston (1728), John Bonner's map of Boston (fourth state of 1732), John Greenwood's PROSPECT OF YALE COLLEGE (1749), and Samuel Blodgett's PLAN OF THE BATTLE FOUGHT NEAR LAKE GEORGE (1755). Like many early American craftsmen, Johnston was a jack of all trades. Sinclair Hitchings describes him as a "Boston house painter and decorator, japanner, engraver, painter of coats of arms, church singer, publisher of singing books and pioneer New England builder of organs...Johnston would see to the painting of your garden fence or sitting room, sell you gilt paper for a screen, color and varnish your wall maps, sell you a frame for a picture, paint a bedstead for you, stain and varnish a table." In addition, Hitchings speculates that he was a significant early colonial portrait painter (pp.83-85). Johnston considered himself first and foremost a japanner of furniture, and he so describes himself on his trade card of 1732 (reproduced by Hitchings, plate 37). For "Thomas Johnston, Japaner," see George Francis Dow, AMERICAN FURNITURE, QUEENE ANNE AND CHIPPENDALE PERIODS, IN THE HENRY FRANCIS DU PONT WINTERTHUR MUSEUM, item 187; also page xiv and item 188. Johnston's view of Quebec is exceedingly rare. Wendy Shadwell locates just six examples of the present state (American Antiquarian Society, Connecticut Historical Society, Harvard University, John Carter Brown Library, New York Public Library). There are two copies of this state at the National Archives of Canada. This copy was previously unlocated, which brings the total to nine known copies. An unparalleled American view. FOWBLE, TWO CENTURIES OF PRINTS IN AMERICA A SELECTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE WINTERTHUR MUSEUM COLLECTION 256. SHADWELL, AMERICAN PRINTMAKING THE FIRST 150 YEARS 26. DEÁK, CATALOG OF AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS, MAPS, AND DRAWINGS THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY 10. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 78. STOKES & HASKELL, AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINTS B-17. Sinclair Hitchings, "Thomas Johnston" in BOSTON PRINTS AND PRINTMAKERS, plate 49.

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        Des Herrn von Montesquiou [sic!] Persianische Briefe

      Frankfurt und Leipzig : [kein Verlag] Auf Kosten des Uebersetzers, 1759. [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 Versand D: 19,99 EUR

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        THE SACRED THEORY OF THE EARTH: Containing an Account of its ORIGINAL CREATION, and of all the general changes which it hath undergone, until the CONSUMMATION of all things.

      London, printed for T. Osborn et al., 1759.. SEVENTH EDITION. To which are now added, Memoirs of the Author's Life and Writings and his Defences of this work, against Mr. Warren and Me Keil's objections. FOUR PARTS IN TWO VOLUMES, complete set. VOLUME 1, THE DELUGE and PARADISE; VOLUME 2, CONFLAGRATION and NEW HEAVENS and NEW EARTH. 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title page, 12 engraved plates, 8 folding, 4 small text illustrations, a few head- and tailpieces, pages: lii, [1]-419, [1] - page of adverts; [16], [1]-532, bound in full contemporary calf, 2 contrasting gilt lettered labels, extra gilt decorated spines. Bindings slightly rubbed, slight wear to corners, slight cracking to lower hinges of both volumes, covers still firmly attached, small ink spot to one prelim, text easily understood, tip of 2 corners missing, nowhere near text, small ink splash to fore-edge of Volume 2, neat old ink name and date to first pastedown of each volume, occasional pale foxing, otherwise a very good set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Kst.- Karte, in 8 Blatt n. Isaak Jacob Petri (Kartusche v. J.D. Schleuen), "Chorographische Krieges - Carte von Zwickau bis Würtzburg .".

      - dat. 1759, achtteilige Wandkarte ( je 45 x 58 ) Gesamt: ca. 90 x 237 cm. Cartographia Bavariae 8.1: "Die achtteilige Karte des Majors und Ingenieurs Isaak J. Petri mit einer Gesamtgröße von 90 x 237 cm. bietet einen Überblick über die im Mai 1759 in Franken erfolgten Kriegsereignisse, bei denen Prinz Heinrich (Bruder Friedrich des Großen) gegen die österreichische Reichsarmee siegte". - Mit 3 großen Textkartuschen (die die Schlachten beschreiben), einer Titelkartusche, 2 Kartuschen m. schematischen Darstellungen sowie 11 Insetkarten zu den einzelnen Ereignissen (Lager bei Hollfeld, bei Saxendorf, 2x Altstadt, bei Penk, bei Lutzenreuth, bei Münchsberg, bei Conradsreuth, 2x bei Hof u. Plau, Ascha). Die Karte reicht von Schweinfurt im Norden bis Nürnberg im Süden, von Würzburg im Westen bis Zwickau im Osten. Unten links prachtvolle allegorische Darstellung des Mainursprungs, i. Hgr. militätisches Szenario. - Die Karte noch nicht zusammengesetzt, in je 6 Segmente unterteilt, auf Leinwand montiert und faltbar eingerichtet; in schmucklosem und etwas lädiertem Pappschuber der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SACRED THEORY OF THE EARTH: Containing an Account of its ORIGINAL CREATION, and of all the general changes which it hath undergone, until the CONSUMMATION of all things.

      London, printed for T. Osborn et al., 1759. SEVENTH EDITION. To which are now added, Memoirs of the Author's Life and Writings and his Defences of this work, against Mr. Warren and Me Keil's objections. FOUR PARTS IN TWO VOLUMES, complete set. VOLUME 1, THE DELUGE and PARADISE; VOLUME 2, CONFLAGRATION and NEW HEAVENS and NEW EARTH. 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title page, 12 engraved plates, 8 folding, 4 small text illustrations, a few head- and tailpieces, pages: lii, [1]-419, [1] - page of adverts; [16], [1]-532, bound in full contemporary calf, 2 contrasting gilt lettered labels, extra gilt decorated spines. Bindings slightly rubbed, slight wear to corners, slight cracking to lower hinges of both volumes, covers still firmly attached, small ink spot to one prelim, text easily understood, tip of 2 corners missing, nowhere near text, small ink splash to fore-edge of Volume 2, neat old ink name and date to first pastedown of each volume, occasional pale foxing, otherwise a very good set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Mémoires pour l'histoire ecclésiastique des diocèses de Genève, Tarantaise, Aoste et Maurienne et du décanat de Savoye.

      Nancy: Sébastien Hénault [sic pour Annecy/J.B. Burdet]. 1759 - 8°. VIII, 506 S., Hlableder mit umlaufendem marmoriertem Schnitt (Bibliotheksexemplar; Stempel auf Titelblatt; Einband leicht berieben und wenig befleckt; einige, teilweise rote Anstreichungen; S. 174 mit altem Tintenfleck; S. 213/215 mit kleiner Fehlstelle am unteren Seitenrand ohne Textverlust; sonst altersgemäss gut erhalten) Sprache: Französischanzösisch

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        A General View of the Stage.

      J. Coote and W. Whetstone, Dublin. 1759 - [2], viii, 335, [1]pp. Red-brown vignette to title, B5 is a cancel. Contemp. calf at some time rebacked; lacking label. ESTC T138558. In four parts, on drama in general, the art of acting, history of the stage and 'a critical examination of the merits and demerits of the principal performers in England & Ireland'. Garrick, Woodward, Mossop, Yates, Mrs. Cibber, Mrs. Clive, Mrs. Bellamy and others. 'Thomas Wilkes' may be a pseudonym of Boswell's friend Samuel Derrick, 1724-1769, a hack writer who is thought to be the original compiler of Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies.

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        An historical review of the constitution and government of Pennsylvania, from its origin : so far as regards the several points of controversy, which have, from time to time, arisen between the several governors of that province, and their several assemblies

      R. Griffiths, 1759. Hardcover. Good. viii, [18], 444 pages ; 21 cm. Bound in contemporary calf. Moderate cover wear. Head of spine chipped. Foxing, toning. Generally attributed to Franklin, but disowned by him in a letter to David Hume (27th Sept., 1760)--though he elsewhere admits that it was published at his expense. "Appendix. Containing sundry original papers, relative to the several points of controversy ... ": pages [381]-444. Sabin 25512; Howes P204; Ford 253. Jackson was Franklin's agent in London. Later editions cite Franklin as the author, but Jackson is generally cited as the author for the first ed. Franklin apparently providing backing for the book.

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        The London Fishery laid open:

      4to., (4) + 68pp., complete with the half-title, small hole and marginal tears in half-title not affecting letters, otherwise a very good, crisp, copy now preserved in old-style marbled wrappers with label.Publisher: London: printed by D. Henry, and R. Cave,Year: 1759Edition: First and only edition.

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        Abhandlung von der Verwandschaft und Aehnlichkeit der electrischen Kraft mit erschrecklichen Lufterscheinungen.

      Hannover 1759 - (20 x 12, 5 cm). (40) 253 S. Mit gestochener Titelvignette und 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel. Dekorativer Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, vergoldeter Deckelbordüre und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe seiner ersten eigenständigen Veröffentlichung, mit einem Vorwort des großen Mathematikers Abraham Gotthelf Kästner. - Der aus Hannover stammende königlich-kurfürstliche Kommissarius Hartmann (gest. 1800) verfasste eine Reihe von Schriften zur Physik, davon mehrere zur atmosphärischen Elektrizität, und stand auch mit Georg Christoph Lichtenberg in brieflichem Kontakt. In vorliegendem Band behandelt er nach einer kurzen "Geschichte der Versuche mit der Luftelectricität" die "Wirkungen und Ursachen der Electricität bei den Lufterscheinungen" wie z.B. Blitze, Kugelblitze, Donner, Wetterleuchten, Nordlicht, elektrische Erscheinungen an Türmen und auf Schiffen etc. "He gives an account of several very curious electrical experiments. One of the most interesting of these demonstrates the progressive motion of the electrical discharge" (Mottelay). - Stempel auf Titel. Einband gering berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung. - Poggendorff I, 1024; Ronalds 231; Mottelay 216; nicht bei Wheeler-Gift [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

      Philadelphia: Printed by William Bradford, Printer . . . for the Author, 1759. Modern 1/4 cloth over decorated boards, somewhat strained, definite browning and some staining, a few marginal signatures excised; a serviceable copy 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

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        Lo Stato presente di tutti i Paesi, e Popoli del Mondo Naturale, Politico, e Morale, con nuove osservazioni, e correzioni degli antichi e moderni viaggiatori. Volume XXII. Continuazione dell'Italia o sia descrizione degli altri Stati del Dominio Ecclesiastico, cioè della Campagna di Roma, del Patrimonio di S. Pietro, e del Ducato di Castro. Con un Compendio delle Vite de' SS. Pontefici.

      Albrizzi, 1759. Cm. 19,5, pp. (2) (12) 656. Antiporta illustrata, una carta geografica ripiegata e 40 vedute fuori testo. Il tutto nitidamente inciso in rame. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida. Cerniere internamente da rinsaldare ed una tavola (la Piramide) con una fendituta alla piegatura. Esemplare peraltro genuino e ben conservato.

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        Stadtplan, mit Typendruck "Perspectivische Grundlage der Königl. und Churfürstl. Sächß. Residenz-Stadt Dresden, nebst dem Prospect dieser Stadt von denen Loschewitzer Weinbergen, wie auch eine Anzeigung, wie viel Häuser bey der zweymahligen Abbrennung derer Vorstädte, nehmlich am 10. Nov. 1758 und 30. August 1759 im Feuer drauf gegangen.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich, dat. 1759, 31 x 38,5 Nicht bei Drugulin; zeitgenössischer Einblattdruck, eines von mehreren ähnlichen Blättern der Belagerung Dresdens 1758 und 1759; Grundriss mit Zeichnung der Straßen und Gebäude in Vogelschau-Manier mit den Bahnen der Beschießung, darunter alt kolorierte Ansicht der brennenden Stadt aus Richtung Loschwitz mit Legende A - T; außerhalb der Platte auf beiden Seiten Erklärung des Plans in Typendruck von A - Z , 1- 80 und 1 - 37 sowie weiterer Text mit Aufzählung der zerstörten Häuser (Blattgr. 51 x 63,5); mit Mittelfalz, in den Ecken etwas fingerfleckig, sonst von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Atlas portatif des militaires et des voyageurs. Tome second. Contenant le detail de l'Allemagne, en cent cartes (réduit sur les cartes de Homann et Mayer).

      Paris, chez Le Rouge, 1759, in-4to legatura coeva piena pelle con titoli e fregi dorati al dorso (qualche spellatura e lievi danni alle cuffie) tagli rossi, pp. VIII-20-(2) tavola a doppia pagina con allegorie inciso in rame, avanti il frontespizio e 100 tavole a doppia pagina incise in rame e con confini colorati. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Seconda parte di quest'opera che è spesso proposta singolarmente per il suo carattere monografico e la cui prima parte apparve nel 1756. L'iconografia riguarda l'intero mondo germanico con l'aggiunta, in fine, dell'isola di Minorca (cfr. Benacense).

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        Principes mathématiques de la philosophie naturelle.

      - Paris, Desaint & Saillant, Lambert, 1759. 2 volumes in-4 (255 x 196 mm), plein veau marbré de l'époque tabac, dos à nerfs ornés de compartiments richement fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin bordeaux et havane, triple filet d'encadrement à froid sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches jaspées, (2) f., xxxix, (1), (4), 437 p., 9 planches dépliantes et (2) f., 180 p., 2 planches dépliantes, 297, (2) p., 3 planches dépliantes. Édition originale posthume de la traduction par la marquise du Châtelet des ‘Principes mathématiques de Newton’, l’un des ouvrages scientifiques les plus importants de tous les temps, illustré de 14 planches gravées dépliantes représentant des centaines de figures mathématiques. Entreprise dès 1745, cette traduction a été la grande oeuvre de la vie de Madame du Châtelet sur laquelle elle travailla pendant cinq années. L’édition s’avéra une entreprise plus longue et chaotique que prévu: lorsque le livre parut enfin, en 1759, la marquise est morte depuis dix ans. La bataille des newtoniens est gagnée mais, dans sa préface, Voltaire rappelle la férocité de la lutte et le rôle de la marquise. La traduction proprement dite est suivie d'une ‘Exposition abrégée du système du monde et explication des principaux Phénomènes astronomiques tirée des Principes de Newton’, ainsi que de ‘Solution analytique des principaux Problèmes qui concernent le Système du Monde’, importants travaux théoriques prolongeant et complétant ceux de Newton. Des études récentes du manuscrit prouvent que Madame du Châtelet est bien l'auteur de ce travail considérable et non le mathématicien Alexis Clairaut qui en a annoté des passages et à qui elle a envoyé les épreuves corrigées. Importante tant du point de vue scientifique que méthodologique, cette traduction contribua à la diffusion du newtonianisme à travers le monde. (Babson, 28. DSB, III, 215- 217. Gray 38). Quelques rousseurs minimes éparses. Petite étiquette imprimée de l’époque sur le contreplat: «Se vend à Bordeaux chez Labottière, Libraire Juré de l’Université ( )». Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement conservé, grand de marges, très bien relié à l’époque. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kst.- Karte, in 8 Blatt n. Isaak Jacob Petri (Kartusche v. J.D. Schleuen), "Chorographische Krieges - Carte von Zwickau bis Würtzburg .".

      - dat. 1759, achtteilige Wandkarte ( je 45 x 58 ) Gesamt: ca. 90 x 237 cm. Cartographia Bavariae 8.1: "Die achtteilige Karte des Majors und Ingenieurs Isaak J. Petri mit einer Gesamtgröße von 90 x 237 cm. bietet einen Überblick über die im Mai 1759 in Franken erfolgten Kriegsereignisse, bei denen Prinz Heinrich (Bruder Friedrich des Großen) gegen die österreichische Reichsarmee siegte". - Mit 3 großen Textkartuschen (die die Schlachten beschreiben), einer Titelkartusche, 2 Kartuschen m. schematischen Darstellungen sowie 11 Insetkarten zu den einzelnen Ereignissen (Lager bei Hollfeld, bei Saxendorf, 2x Altstadt, bei Penk, bei Lutzenreuth, bei Münchsberg, bei Conradsreuth, 2x bei Hof u. Plau, Ascha). Die Karte reicht von Schweinfurt im Norden bis Nürnberg im Süden, von Würzburg im Westen bis Zwickau im Osten. Unten links prachtvolle allegorische Darstellung des Mainursprungs, i. Hgr. militätisches Szenario. - Die Karte noch nicht zusammengesetzt, in je 6 Segmente unterteilt, auf Leinwand montiert und faltbar eingerichtet; in schmucklosem und etwas lädiertem Pappschuber der Zeit. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard 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. 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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        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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        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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        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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