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        PHILOSOPHIAE NATURALIS THEORIA REDACTA AD UNICAM LEGEM VIRIUM IN NATURA EXISTENTIUM.

      apud Augustinum Bernardi 1759 In-8 p. (mm. 221x169), p. pergam. coeva (restaur.), tit. ms. al dorso, 2 cc.nn., 10 cc.nn. (?Ad lectorem e Synopsis totius operis?, anteposte), 16 pp.num. (Epistola P. Rogerii Jos. Boscovich ad P. Corolum Scherffer), 322 pp.num., 2 cc.nn., con 4 tavv. f.t., ciasc. con numer. figg. inc. in rame e ripieg. Rara "seconda edizione" di quest?opera fondamentale nella storia del pensiero scientifico, antesignana della teoria atomica moderna (la prima ediz. è del 1758, Vienna). L?autore ?Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich, astronomo, geodeta, fisico, matematico (Ragusa di Dalmazia 1711 - Milano 1787), gesuita, fu consulente di alta ed apprezzata competenza in svariate questioni tecniche (dalla stabilità della cupola di S. Pietro alla bonifica delle paludi pontine, ecc.). Fra gli altri incarichi, nel 1759 ebbe da Benedetto XIV quello di misurare, col padre Cristoforo Maire, un arco di meridiano fra Roma e Rimini per contribuire sia alla risoluzione del problema della figura della Terra, sia alla rettifica della carta dello Stato Pontificio. Sostenitore di una concezione crepuscolare della materia, è ricordato come uno dei precursori della moderna fisica atomica. Nella matematica il suo nome è particolarmente legato a quattro formule fondamentali di trigonometria sferica ("equazioni degli errori"). Così Diz. Treccani, II, p. 423. Cfr. Enciclopedia Filosofica,I, p. 774: ?Il Boscovich, pur giovandosi delle dottrine di Newton e di Leibniz, sostiene una concezione dell?universo sua propria, per molti aspetti originale. Secondo lui gli elementi ultimi della realtà sono sostanze semplici, punti metafisici inestesi, atomi immateriali, centri di forze di attrazione e di repulsione, i quali si attraggono o respingono a vicenda in modo da conservare distanze specifiche. Naturalmente gli atomi-punti del Boscovich ci ricordano le monadi di Leibniz. Ma una differenza profonda e insuperabile li separa: poichè gli atomi-punti, pur essendo semplici e inestesi, sono privi di ogni attività cosciente e quindi della facoltà della rappresentazione. Perciò essi non possono assolutamente, per nessuno sviluppo progressivo, divenire sostanze spirituali, dotate di pensiero e volonta?..?. Cfr. Diz. Biografico Italiani,XIII, p. 225; ?La "Philosophia naturalis" è considerata il suo "opus maius" e, affidata al P. Karl Scherffer, vide la luce a Vienna (dopo la sua partenza in marzo) nell?agosto del ?58: si tratta di una sintesi del lavoro fisico-matematico svolto in circa 13 annni?. Cfr. Riccardi,I, 53, p. 180: ?In questa importante opera l?A. considera l?attrazione come legge universale di tutte le forze fisiche? - The Honeyman Collection,I,427: ?Such a work, in which Boscovich developed his teory of ?points? which are the first elements of all matter, exerted a fundamental influence on modern mathematical physics?. Con uniformi arross. e qualche fiorit. ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Traité des accouchemens, contenant des observations importantes sur la pratique de cet art; deux petits traités, l'un sur quelques maladies de matrices & l'autre sur les maladies des enfans du premier âge; quatre mémoires, dont le premier a pour objet l

      Desaint & Saillant ; P. Al. Le Prieur, Paris 1759 - [LX]-419 pp., In-4° (25,5 x 19,5 cm), plein veau d'époque, dos 5 nerfs avec titre doré, caissons ornés, filets dorés sur les coupes, tranches rouges. Ouvrage précédé d'une dissertation de l'éditeur, sur un point intéressant, relatif aux accouchemens, & suivi de la traduction d'une dissertation latine de M. Crantz, médecin allemand, sur la rupture de matrice. Première édition. Quelques frottements et petits manques de cuir, coiffe de tête arasée, tranches lisses et papier très frais. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Coast of NEWFOUNDLAND From Salmon Cove to Bonavista

      London., 1759. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition Size: 104 x 42.5 cm. Two inset maps of Trinity Harbour and St. Johns Harbour. Ornamental cartouche at upper right, with title flanked by fish. Rhumb lines, compass points with north pointing to the right. The English Pilot by John Seller, published by Mount and Page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        L'Art d'aimer. Nouveau Poëme en six Chants.

      A Londres, Aux dépens de la Compagnie 1759 - Par Monsieur *****. Edition fidèle & complète, enrichie de Figures. A Londres, Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1759 - 261 pages. Edition donnée par Fr.-Etienne Gouge de Cessières ; elle est ornée d'un frontispice, d'une vignette de titre, de bandeaux, et de 7 gravures hors texte (non signées). En fin de volume, on trouve bien la lettre à Zulni et le Billet en Réponse de Zulni. Belle reliure plein veau blond de l'époque. Dos lisse orné et doré avec pièce de titre maroquin rouge. En pied du dos, 2 beaux fers à oiseaux. Tranches rouges. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-12°(19x13). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la conquête du Mexique, ou de la Nouvelle Espagne. Traduite de l'Espagnol de Dom Antoine de Solis, par l'Auteur du Triumvirat. 6. Aufl. 2 Bände.

      Compagnie des Libraires, Paris 1759 - 8vo. Mit 12, davon 10 mehrf. gef. Kupfertafeln u. 2 gef. Karten. XXXI, 606 S., 13 Bl. (Register); 6 Bl., 560 S., 11 Bl. (Register). Ganzldr. d. Zeit m. reicher Rückenvergold. u. 3 (statt 4) RSchildern. 5 Bünde. Exlibris auf Deckelinnenseite. An den Ecken leicht bestoßen. Bd 1: Tintenschrift auf Vorsatz gegenüber dem Titel. 1 Faltkarte m. Spuren von Tesafilm. Insgesamt ansprechende, dekorative Bände von guter Erhaltung. gr.

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        Medula eutropelica calculatoria, que enseña a jugar a las damas con espada y broquél, dividida en tres tratados . sacala a luz un jugador incognito aunque nombrado.

      Impr. de F. X. Garcia, Madrid 1759 - A rare Spanish manual on mastering the game of checkers, with hundreds of possible game situations. Sixteenmo. [xvi], 184 pages. With an intertextual woodcut of a checkerboard. Bound in nineteenth-century full red mottled calf, boards decoratively ruled in gilt, spine tooled in gilt in compartments, four raised bands, black gilt morocco lettering label, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves. Binding rubbed.

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        A Plan of Discipline Composed for the Use of the Militia of the County of Norfolk [Parts 1 & 2]

      London: J. Shuckburgh, at the Sun, 1759 - Small quarto (215 × 163 mm). Original blue paper wraps. Somewhat rubbed on the wraps, skilfully rebacked, entirely in character, contents clean and sound, a rather attractive piece in judiciously restored contemporary condition. 49 plates. First edition of the first two parts as issued, a note at the end requests that "Gentlemen are desired not to bind the first and second parts, as a third will be published with all convenient speed." ESTC offers a pagination including the third part, which added 95 pages to the text, but just 3 plates, no date of issue has been ascribed to this section. William Windham was a member of an ancient Norfolk family, in the early 1740s undertaking the Grand Tour with his tutor, the botanist and translator Benjamin Stillingfleet, "in 1741 he visited Switzerland with Richard Pococke; he published an account of his mountaineering adventures in Letter from an English gentleman (1744). He also visited Germany and the Netherlands He supported the campaign for a national militia, assisting Lord Townshend in the formation of the Norfolk militia in 1757 and publishing a widely disseminated Plan of Discipline in 1760" (ODNB). The work was to become one of the principal drill manuals in use during the American Revolution; "Without doubt the most useful and popular such work addressing itself especially to the procedures by which men could best be trained, it contained the best plates yet to have appeared" (Houlding, Fit for Service, p207). The plates were from drawings by Townshend, who had seen military service under Cumberland, with whom he later had a serious falling out, at Culloden and at Laufeld, and was with Wolfe at Quebec in the year of publication. He is probably best known as a caricaturist, and having "transformed caricatura from an innocuous amusement into an offensive weapon in the political feuds of the day" (Donald, Age of Caricature, p14). This copy with the armorial bookplate of Archibald Grant of Monymoske [Monymusk]. Grant was a landowner with an insuperable "bent for questionable financial speculations" which led to his expulsion from the House of Commons. He subsequently dedicated himself to the improvement of his estates, adopting various progressive schemes, the success and emulation of which gained "for him a reputation as an agricultural improver that has largely effaced his early dubious financial practices". ESTC T101497

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        The Royal Magazine or Gentleman's Companion, Vols 1-8 (I-VIII), July 1759 - June 1763. 8 volumes

      London: Printed pursuant to his Majesty's Royal Licence for J. Coote. 1759 - 1763. Hardcover. Very Good. 8 volumes, volumes 1 - 8, 1759-63. Bound in early or original dark tan full calf, raised bands, dark red spine labels, chain link gilt borders to boards. Good to very good set with light wear and weakening to joints, general light rubbing, dullness to spines. An ex-library set with the following blemishes: each volume's pastedown has a library bookplate (with 'withdrawn' stamp), faint embossed stamp to title pages, and small faint circular ink stamp to title pages and to the VERSOS of most of the folding plates, but hardly ever to the full page plates and once in a while to the top outer corner of a text page. Many plates, maps and music throughout, some in color including maps and natural history plates featuring birds etc., and much on the French and Indian War (or Seven Years War) including maps and accounts from the Americas. RARE set.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        An Essay on Taste. With Three Dissertations On the same Subject. By Mr. De VOLTAIRE. Mr. D'ALEMBERT, F.R.S. Mr. De MONTESQUIEU.

      For A. Millar in the Strand London A. Kincaid and J. Bell in Edinburgh 8vo 1759 - pp. (i) Title, (i) blank, iii, (i - misnumbered iiii), 222, (iii), 224-253, (ii), 258-314. Contemporary calf rubbed at the ends and edges, joints weak but holding, old library stamp on title, scattered foxing, a good copy withal. *GERARD (1728-1795), Professor of Moral Philosophy and Logic at Aberdeen, an obscure but unjustly neglected figure of the Scottish Enlightenment. In its day this book was much admired by Gerard's peers - Adam Smith, Hume [who supervised publication] and Alison. It was awarded the gold medal for the best essay on Taste, by the Edinburgh Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Sciences, etc. and was an important contribution to the subject of Aesthetics. The added essays by his European contemporaries are here published in English for the first time.

      [Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        A Plan of Discipline Composed for the Use of the Militia of the County of Norfolk [Parts 1 & 2]

      London: J. Shuckburgh, at the Sun,, 1759. Small quarto (215 × 163 mm). Original blue paper wraps. 49 plates. Somewhat rubbed on the wraps, skilfully rebacked, entirely in character, contents clean and sound, a rather attractive piece in judiciously restored contemporary condition. First edition of the first two parts as issued, a note at the end requests that "Gentlemen are desired not to bind the first and second parts, as a third will be published with all convenient speed." ESTC offers a pagination including the third part, which added 95 pages to the text, but just 3 plates, no date of issue has been ascribed to this section. William Windham was a member of an ancient Norfolk family, in the early 1740s undertaking the Grand Tour with his tutor, the botanist and translator Benjamin Stillingfleet, "in 1741 he visited Switzerland with Richard Pococke; he published an account of his mountaineering adventures in Letter from an English gentleman … (1744). He also visited Germany and the Netherlands … He supported the campaign for a national militia, assisting Lord Townshend in the formation of the Norfolk militia in 1757 and publishing a widely disseminated Plan of Discipline in 1760" (ODNB). The work was to become one of the principal drill manuals in use during the American Revolution; "Without doubt the most useful and popular such work … addressing itself especially to the procedures by which men could best be trained, it contained … the best plates yet to have appeared" (Houlding, Fit for Service, p207). The plates were from drawings by Townshend, who had seen military service under Cumberland, with whom he later had a serious falling out, at Culloden and at Laufeld, and was with Wolfe at Quebec in the year of publication. He is probably best known as a caricaturist, and having "transformed caricatura from an innocuous amusement into an offensive weapon in the political feuds of the day" (Donald, Age of Caricature, p14). This copy with the armorial bookplate of Archibald Grant of Monymoske [Monymusk]. Grant was a landowner with an insuperable "bent for questionable financial speculations" which led to his expulsion from the House of Commons. He subsequently dedicated himself to the improvement of his estates, adopting various progressive schemes, the success and emulation of which gained "for him a reputation as an agricultural improver that has largely effaced his early dubious financial practices".

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        Philosophia Britannica: (Vol 1 & 3 only)

      pater-noster-row, St Pauls Church-yard, London-bridge, London. Salisbury. Bath.: M Cooper. J Newbery. S Crowder and Co. B Collins. J Leake and W Frederick, 1759 2nd ed, G, 55 pls. Volumes 1 & 3, lacking vol 2. Bound in full contemporary speckled calf, some marks, gilt edge tooling, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spines, raised bands, titles in gilt to maroon leather labels, edges bumped and worn, wear to upper joints. Internally, text block edges speckled red, ink name to both fpds, titlepages in red and black inks, some offsetting and light browning. Vol 1, with the usual spelling errors to tp, [36] preface & contents, 333 pp, 20 pls (18 folding). Vol 2, [16] contents, 408 pp, 35 pls (folding), [40] index, 2 plates with tears, p.383-4 is the cancelled states; line 5 begins: Therefore. 1st published in 1747(Allibone 1230. Gray 115 [1sted]. Lowndes 1489. Phillips 800. Roscoe A326). Martin, lecturer on science and maker of scientific instruments, who in 1747 produced Philosophia Britannica (2 vols.), a greatly expanded version of his Lectures (1743). An augmented three-volume edition appeared in 1759 (reprinted twice), and it was translated into German in 1772. A shorter Plain and Familiar Introduction to the Newtonian Philosophy, written primarily for people attending his lectures, was published in 1751 by William Owen in London; it reached a fifth edition in 1765. See OBNB. Title continues: or a new and comprehensive system of the Newtonian philosophy, astronomy and geography in a course of twelve lectures, with notes ; containing the physical, mechanical, geometrical, and experimental proofs and illustrations of all the principal propositions in every branch of natural science ; also a particular account of the invention, structure, improvement and uses of all the considerable instruments, engines, and machines ; with new calculations relating to their nature, power, and operation. The whole collected and methodized from all the principal authors, and public memoirs to the present year ; and embellished with eighty-one copper-plates.

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        Manuscript on paper, in French. "Office de Saint Eustache & ses compagnons martyrs

      [Paris?], 1759. 8vo (17.6 cm, 6.9"). 70 pp. Handsome manuscript rendition of the Proper for the festival of St. Eustachius or Eustace — who converted after seeing a vision of the crucifix between a stag's antlers, and was eventually roasted alive along with his family — and his companion martyrs. Possibly commissioned for the Church of St. Eustache in Paris, this manuscript offers => French and Latin parallel texts nicely accomplished in double columns of neat text in brown with => red and blue accents, ruled in blue and red with some inked flourishes; one column (along with a scattered handful of words elsewhere) is done in oblique script, while all others are upright roman. Contemporary mottled sheep, spine compartments with gilt-stamped floral decorations; binding scuffed with small areas of insect damage, spine with label now absent and leather lost at foot. Preliminary leaves with pinhole worming; pages slightly age-toned, with scattered mild spotting and some small smudges to letters and lines. All edges red. => AN ENGAGING THING.

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        Lettres De M. De Mairan Au R. P. Parrenin, Missionaire De La Compagnie De Jésus à Pékin. Contenant Diverses Questions Sur La Chine

      Desaint & Saillant, Paris 1759 - Un volume in-12 de IX, (3), 224 pages, intérieur bien frais. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau marbré brun, trace de pliure sur le cuir au premier plat, le carton sous-jacent fragilisé en partie cassé. Dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, titre doré, tranches rouges. Curieux ouvrage où l'auteur défend la thèse que la Chine est une colonie Egyptienne et que le crocodile égyptien est devenu par glissement le dragon symbole de la Chine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Dornier]
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        HISTOIRE DE LA VILLE DE TOULOUSE, avec une notice des hommes illustres, une suite chronologique et historique, des évêques et archevêques de cette ville, et une table générale des Capitouls, depuis la Réunion du Comté de Toulouse à la Couronne, jusqu'à présent.

      1759 - Toulouse, Jean-François Forest, 1759. In-quarto (200 X 261) veau brun marbré, encadrement à froid sur les plats, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés ornés aux petits fers, armes de la ville de Toulouse, fleurs-de-lys en tête, larges dentelles dorées en queue, pièce de titre maroquin rouge, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque) ; titre illustré gravé, (5) ff. de titre, dédicace, errata et préface, 539 pages, (1) tableau dépliant, (1) planche gravée, (1) page, (1) f. d'approbation et privilège, 34 pages de table des matières. Pointes de rousseurs aux 9 feuillets des 18 premières pages, caisson supérieur habilement restauré. Ors des armes de Toulouse, frappées au dos, sont en partie effacés. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage RARE, d'une solide érudition. Il contient un BEAU TITRE ILLUSTRÉ gravé par L. F. Baour, un tableau dépliant intitulé «Généalogie de la Maison de Toulouse » et une planche gravée par L. F. Baour représentant une médaille en or frappée en l'honneur de FERRÉOL DE LAFAGE, seigneur de Saint-Martin, capitoul en 1672 et 1682. Le texte de cet ouvrage s'arrête à la mort d'Henry IV : il est complété par des notices sur les hommes célèbres de Toulouse «donnant des renseignements utilisables » (Saffroy). L'auteur, avocat au Parlement et membre de l'Académie de Toulouse, continue l'ouvrage de La Faille en le corrigeant. Il a utilisé les registres de l'Hôtel de ville et le manuscrit de Dupuy. Son histoire s'arrête à la date de 1610. IMPORTANTE TABLE générale et alphabétique des Capitouls depuis 1271 jusqu'au milieu du XVIIIe siècle (pages 459 à 539). (SAFFROY, II-25842 ; LIMOUZIN-LAMOTHE, 141 - BRÉMOND, I-34). BEL EXEMPLAIRE en reliure d'époque, d'une grande fraîcheur, condition peu commune. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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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.

      nella Stamperia di Giambatista Albrizzi,, in Venezia, 1759 - In-8° (192x133mm), pp. (14), 656, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con titolo calligrafato al dorso. Un'antiporta allegorica incisa su rame, una carta geografica ripiegata della Campagna Romana e altre 39 tavv. incise su rame f.t. (manca l'ultima tavola, raffigurante il Palazzo Farnese di Caprarola) di vedute di Roma e di località della medesima Campagna Romana: Tivoli, Frascati, Velletri, Terracina, Ostia, Montefiascone, Civitavecchia. Reintegrazione di pergamena al margine inferiore del piatto. Timbri antichi di possesso nobiliare. Dedica a stampa al Vescovo di Sabina, Gioacchino Portocarrero, sormontata da testatina con le sue armi vescovili rette da due putti. Lavori di tarlo composti al margine dell'antiporta, del frontespizio, delle prime cc. e della cartografia ripiegata, con lievi perdite alla battuta per le tavole incise e a un numero in una carta d'indice. Buon esemplare. Tomo XXII della celebre e poderosa opera del Salmon. L'opera, scritta originariamente in inglese, pubblicata tra il 1737 e il 1766 e presto tradotta nelle principali lingue europee, compreva all'origine ben 26 volumi. Thomas Salmon (Londra, 1679-1767), geografo e poligrafo inglese, è oggi noto per questa imponente impresa della "Modern History or the Present State of all Nations", oggetto di numerose traduzioni, rifacimenti ed imitazioni in varie lingue. Cfr. Morazzoni, p. 253. Cremonini, 64.

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        MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED OLIVER WOLCOTT SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE [lbc]

      Very Good with no dust jacket. 1759. Mansucript. POLITICS; AMERICANA; Document, Signed; Signed; Manuscript Document Signed. Wolcott, Oliver. [Litchfield, Conn. ], 1759. 1 p. , approx. 4 x 6 inches (100 x 150 mm). Clean & attractive. Signed as Sheriff of Litchfield, Connecticut. Attractively m mounted with engraved portrait in modern gilt frame. Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797, Signer of The Declaration of independence from Connecticut. Not examined out of frame. ; Signed by Author .

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        Three pieces of Colonial Currency: Delaware and Pennsylvania, Printed by Benjamin Franklin and David Hall

      Delaware; Pennsylvania: Province of Pennsylvaia; Cos of New Castle, Ket, Sussex on Delaware, 1759-1759. Poor. Delaware Colonial Currency June 1, 1759. 10s. 32 George II. Well worn; separated at fold with contemporary stitching, Printed by B. Franklin & David Hall. & Pennsylvania Colonial Currency January 1, 1756 15s. 29 George II.& Well worn; separated at fold with partial stitching. Printed by B. Franklin and D. Hall. & Pennsylvania Colonial Currency May 20, 1758. 10s. 31 George II. & Well worn; separated at fold with stitching. Printed by B. Franklin and D. Hall.&

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        THE WAY TO THE SABBATH OF REST. OR THE SOUL'S PROGRESS IN THE WORK OF THE NEW-BIRTH...TO WHICH ARE ADDED A DISCOURSE ON MISTAKES CONCERNING RELIGION, ENTHUSIASM, EXPERIENCES &c. BY THOMAS HARTLEY

      Germantown: Sower, 1759.. [8],280pp. [bound with:] Hartley, Thomas: A DISCOURSE ON MISTAKES CONCERNING RELIGION, ENTHUSIASM, EXPERIENCES, &c. Germantown: Sower, 1759. 168pp. Contemporary calf. Calf worn, spine chipped at crown. Early ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Some modest foxing and occasional staining, but internally a good, sound copy. First American printings of both works. Although the second work is called for in the title of the first, it was printed, signed and paginated separately and has a separate Evans entry. The Hartley title incorporates yet another work (though paginated continuously), with its own title-leaf: Wm. Dell's CHRIST'S SPIRIT, A CHRISTIAN'S STRENGTH... (Germantown: Sower, 1760, pp.73- 168). Although assigned a separate Evans entry, this is a contiguous portion of the Hartley work. EVANS 8309, 8364, 8576. SABIN 8192, 30696, 19437.

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        The History of the Marchioness de Pompadour. Part the First. Second Edition. Part the Second. The Second Edition corrected. Part the Third

      London: Printed for S. Hooper [Parts 1, 2, and 3]..., 1759, 1759, 1760. FIRST EDITION OF PART THREE. 3 parts in one volume. 12mo,163 x 93 mms., pp. [5], 6 - 132; [5], 6 - 144; [v], vi - xi [xii blank], 234 [235 - 283 adverts], including half-title for each part. BOUND WITH: The Authentic Memoirs of the Countess de Barre, the French King's Mistress, Carefully collated frm a Manuscript in the Possession of the Dutchess of Villeroy. By Sir Francis N------. The Second Edition. London: Printed for the Editors, and sold by J. Roson....and G. Reilly..., 1771. 12mo, 163 x 93 mms., pp. [ii], 216. 2 volumes in 1, bound in contemporary lightly mottled calf, gilt borders on covers, spine ornately gilt in compartments to a floral motif, red and olive morocco labels; corners worn, upper rear joint slightly cracked, but a good to very good copy, with the contemporary bookplate of J. Spencer Smith on the front paste-down end-paper. The History of the Marchioness de Pompadour was also published in 1759 in French and German with Hooper's imprint, though the German edition was printed in Germany and the French probably in Holland. The work is classified as a biography in ESTC. The Work with which it is bound, The Authentic Memoirs of the Countess de Barre, is a novel, and a slightly erotic one at that. Both works are uncommon. ESTC N66689 locates a copy of the 1759 second edition of The History of the Marchioness de Pompadour in Chicago; for a second edition of 1760, ESTC T190245 locates copies in Cambridge and the Sorbonne. A third edition, 1760, of the first part is found in Cambridge and Salem Athenaeum. I could not find a first edition in English of The Authentic Memoirs of the Countess de Barre; ESTC T67755 locates copies of this second edition in the BL and Bodleian only.

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        De L Esprit.

      - Tome Premier - Second. Arkstee & Merkus, Amsterdam et Leipzig 1759. 12:o. (2),xxiij,(1 blank),365,(1 blank);(4),iv,383,(1 blank) pp. Worn contemporary half calf with four raised bands. Yellow titel-lable. Sprinkled edges. A few brown spots only on pages 153-160 in lower corner as on page 241. Notes in contemporary ink on verso fly-leaf. On title an owner s signature and the name of the author in contemporary ink. Book-plates on front paste-down (Bibl. Hammer) and on verso fly-leaf Sigvard Persson Unger. 16,5 x 10,5 cm.*First edition 1758 without the author s name.[#85496] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Compleat Angler or Contemplative Mans Recreation

      London: Henry Kent, 1759. This is a well above average copy with the binding in exceedingly good condition. xxiv,340 pages,8 pages of index.10 fullpage copper engraved plates , 20 in-text woodcuts.and 1 page of music titled "The Anglers Catch".In two parts by the ingenious Mr Isaac Walton & Charles Cotton, with copper plate and other illustrations by H Burgh .Moses Brown edition. Bound in19th century brown speckled calf with gilt borders ,spine in gilt compartments with raised bands and ,plum coloured label by FAZAKERLEY OF LIVERPOOL, top edge gilt.Lower spine dated 1759. There is some off setting from the plates and a little mild browning and spotting in the text .There is a small dark stain on the lower spine approx 3/8" x 1 1/2" and not very disfigurative The front endpaper has a previous owner`s bookplate and there is a neat ink signature at the top of the dedication leaf.. 7th. Full Calf. V.Good/No d/wrapper. 6 3/8 X3 7/8. Angling.

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        Comedias nuevas, su autor D.vecino de esta corte. Primera parte [todo lo publicado].

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Francisco Xavier Garcia, 1759. - 21x15 cm., 6 hojas, 232 pp. Encuadernación de época en pergamino. Edición original y rara de este conjunto de comedias. Contiene las obras siguientes: Al Audáz fortuna ayuda.- Al Poder la ciencia vence.- No siempre el Destino vence, si en su imperio Amor domina, y Principes encubiertos.- El Sol en la Fe en su Oriente, y Conversión de la Irlanda.- En la mayor perfeccion se encuentra el mejor estado, Santa Cathalina de Bolonia.- Azote de la Heregía, y Espejo de la Virtud, San Jacome de la Marca.- Zelos, aun imaginados, conducen al precipicio, y Magico Diego Triana. Todas llevan al final pie de imprenta, las seis primeras con fecha de 1758, la última de 1759. Volumen raro. Palau 88115. Aguilar Piñal 2554. Barrera, Catálogo del teatro antiguo español, p. 152.

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        Caractéristiques de l'état politique du royaume de la Grande-Bretagne, sur le pied qu'il est aujourd'hui. Ouvrage traduit sur la quatrième édition de l'Anglois [par Berkeley, évêque de Cloyne].

      La Haye, Pierre Gosse junior 1759 - in-8, [2]-330 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre bouteille, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire. Unique traduction française, peu commune, des Characteristics of the present political state of Great Britain, paru en 1758 et qui fut en Angleterre à l'origine d'une querelle entre l'auteur et Lord Elibank, que dut arbitrer David Hume. L'ouvrage étudie et analyse principalement la politique de gestion des finances publiques du pays, et la santé financière de ce dernier, abordant des sujets tels que la richesse de l'Ecosse suite à la politique d'investissement de banques, la question du crédit papier et surtout les dettes publiques et les charges de la dette d'un état. Un seul exemplaire au CCF (BnF). Relié à la suite : HIGGONS (Bevill) : Abrégé de l'histoire d'Angleterre, avec des réflexions politiques & historiques sur les règnes des Rois, leurs caractères, leurs moeurs, leurs successions au trône, & tous les autres événemens remarquables jusques à la Révolution de 1688 inclusivement. Tiré des Mémoires & des manuscrits les plus authentiques. Traduit de l'Anglois par M.L.B.D.G. La Haye, T. Johnston, 1729, [8]-444-[2] pp. (mouillures et salissures aux premiers feuillets). Unique traduction française de A short view of English history, publiée dès 1723 et oeuvre la plus connue de Bevill Higgons (1670-1735), poète et historien plutôt favorable aux Stuarts et brièvement emprisonné en 1695 pour un pseudo-complot mené avec ses frères contre Guillaume III. Vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes, lacérée et inidentifiable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORPHANOLOGIA PRACTICA,

      - EM QUE SE DESCREVE TUDO O QUE RESPEITA aos Inventarios, partilhas, e mais dependencias dos pupillos, com varias materias aos mesmos pertencentes. OBRA BREVE, MAS MUYTO UTIL NAÕ SÓ para os Juizes, e Advogados, mas tambem para os Illetrados Partidores, e os mais que conhecem, e intervem nas dittas partilhas. AUTOR ANTONIO DE PAYVA E PONA. AGORA NOVAMENTE CORRECTA, ADDICIONADA, e emendada dos muitos erros da passada impressaõ. Dedicada ao Doutor JOAÕ DE BASTOS Mestre em Artes, Graduado na Sagrada Theologia, e formado nos Sagrados Canones pela Universidade de Coimbra, digníssimo Juiz do Crime do Bairro do Castello de Lisboa. POR MANOEL ANTONIO MONTEIRO DE CAMPOS, e á sua custa impresso. LISBOA: Na Officina de MANOEL ANTONIO MONTEIRO: M.DCCLIX. [1759]. In fólio (de 28x20 cm) com [xiii]-180-50-141 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele. Exemplar com notas marginais da época, leves vestígios de humidade; e alguns vestígios de reparações grosseiras com fita-cola; e ex-libris oleográfico na folha de guarda. Esta obra teve edições em 1713, 1759 e 1761. Inocêncio I, 218: ?ANTONIO DE PAIVA E PONA, Bacharel em Leis pela Universidade de Coimbra. Serviu alguns cargos de Magistratura, e era Provedor da Comarca d?Evora em 1728. - Foi natural de Bragança, e n. em 1665. Ignoro a data do seu obito, que todavia foi anterior ao anno de 1759. «Esta obra é a delicia de todos os sciolos» diz falando dela o autor do Demetrio Moderno a pag. 152. Hoje não tem no mercado mais que um valor insignificante, apesar de ser considerada clássica em linguagem por andar mencionada no Catalogo da Academia.? Location/localizacao: 3-A4-B-13

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        Corposis elegant (Wildflower)

      Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840)Illustrated plate from Choix des Plus Belles FleursParis: 1827-1833Hand-colored stipple engraving18? x 16? framed; framed in a beautiful gold leaf museum quality frame, mounted with archival materials and UV plexiglassExcellent conditionThe works of the great botanical artist Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) seem to demand the invention of lofty praise. Described both as the ?Rembrandt? and the ?Raphael? of Flowers by nineteenth century writers, Redoute occupies a central position in the development of European botanical art.Born into a family of artists, Redoute's talents were recognized and encouraged from an early age. He studied botany with the noted naturalist Heritier de Brutelle, and learned the technique of painting in watercolor on vellum from Gerard van Spaendonck, Flower Painter to the King. By this master painter's own account, his pupil's work was finer.Redoute had, as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie Antoinette to Empress Josephine and her successor, Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in this turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, eventually contributing to over fifty books on natural history and archeology.The luminosity of stipple engraving is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. It is essentially a technique of etching a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that can be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color and tone. The plates were painted with watercolor before each impression, creating a rich and subtle color quality that is deeply pressed into the paper. The most delicate highlights and details are then added by hand to finish each print according to the exquisite watercolor models that Redoute provided. This complex and delicate printing process combines the technical virtuosity and aesthetic sensitivity that characterize Redoute's remarkable body of work.The Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs is one of Redoute's last, and most personal works. It is a selection of favorite flowers and fruits by a master who had devoted a lifetime to the art of botanical illustration. The images include spectacular blossoms plucked from formal gardens, as well as the more modest blooms of wayside flowers. These small and richly colored plates convey an intimate sense of beauty that sets them apart from other botanical works.

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        La Lettera Enciclica del Sommo Pontefice Benedetto XIV, diretta all'Asamblea Generale del Clero Gallicano, illustrata e difessa contro l'autore de' Dubbii, o Quesiti, proposti ai Cardinali, e Teologi della Sacra Congregazione di Propaganda da Eusebio Eraniste. [Seguido de:] NEOMENIA Tuba Maxima Clangens, sicut olim clanserunt unisonae. Prima et Secunda Tuba Magna Lusitania Buccinante ad Principes Universos

      Lugano, nella Stampería Privilegiata della Suprema Superiorità Elvetica nelle Prefetture Italiane, 1759. 4to. menor; VIII-221 pp. + XXII, incluída portada propia, y 112 pp. Encuadernación en piel de la época, con lomera ornada con nervios y tejuelo.

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        The Chemical Works Of Caspar Neumann, M.D. Professor of Chemistry at Berlin, F.R.S. &c Abridged And Methodized With large Additions, Containing the later Discoveries and Improvements made in Chemistry and the Arts depending thereon, By William Lewis, M.B. and Fellow of the Royal Society

      London: W. Johnson et al, 1759. First English edition. leather_bound. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, black leather spine labe. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 586 pages, Index (38 pp) [A4,a4-Zzz4,4A-4K]. Pharmacist and Theologian. and tutor of the hereditary princes of Duke Ernst the Pious, his observation on mortality rates in Breslau were sent to Leibnitz who informed the Royal Society of Neumann's work. This work is based on an abridged version of Neumann's lectures, 1683-1737, which originally appeared in seven volumes, and contains the first exposition of Stahl's phlogiston theory in English. Toning to margins of blank endpapers and title fore-edge; scattered, intermittent text toning -- a tight, firm copy.

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        ORDENANZAS para el Prior, y Consules de la UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS MERCADERES DE LA CIUDAD DE SEVILLA

      1759 - En Cádiz: Por Don Manuel Espinosa de los Monteros, Impressor Real de Marina, y Real Casa de Contratación.Año de 1759.Folio, perg. Escudo real en portada. 56 p.Muy buen ejemplar de esta reimpresión de la normativa que regulaba el comercio de Indias: oro, plata, negros, etc. Universidad, Comercio, navegación, América, Indias, mercaderes, Sevilla, Cádiz, oro, plata, negros, esclavitud

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        Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle (January to December 1759)

      London.: D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate.. Volume XXIX.. 1759.. Bound volume in 3/4 leather binding (leather spine abraded, covers detached, corners bumped); 8.75 x 5.25 inches; title page and preface; 641 pp (including Supplement) plus index (listing Essays, Poetry, Names, etc. included in the 12 issues). Bookplate on verso of front cover of Richard Pulteney, MD, the English physician who advanced acceptance of Linnaean taxonomy and the author of the first English language biography of the botanist. Manuscript notes at end of volume. Reports and maps relating to the Seven Year's War, the French & Indian War, as well as colonial ambitions in the Carribbean. A chief feature of the volume is the numerous engraved copper-plate maps. They are listed, with sheet size, as follows: 1) A Compleat Map of Germany comprehending in one View the Different Seats of the Present War 1759 (12 x 13 inches); 2) A Map of Martinico from the Latest and Best Authorities (8.25 x 9.75 inches); 3) The Road of Toulon with the Adjacent Country (9.5 x 10.75 inches); 4) A Map of the Seat of War on the Rhine and parts adjacent in Germany 1759 (8.25 x 10 inches); 5) A Map of the Country between Crown Point and Fort Edward (8.25 x 5 inches); 6) A New and Accurate Map of the Isles of the Guadaloupe, Marie, Galante etc. from the Best Authorities (8.5 x 5 inches); 7) Plan of Havre de Grace / Part of the British Channel etc. (8.25 x 10.25 inches); 8 & 9) Plan of the Battle of Thornhausen from the Original published at Hanover by Order of the Regency, together with A Map of the Part of Westhalia in which the French Army were Defeatd Aug. 1 1759 (each 8.5 x 10.5 inches); 10) A Map of Pomerania and Brandenburg with the Frontiers of Poland (8.25 x 10.5 inches); 11) An Authentic Plan of the River St. Lawrence, from Sillery to the Falls of the Montmorency (8.5 x 5 inches). Additional plates include Dollond's Micrometer (title appears as ink notation); three plates of conch shells; A Representation of a Bishop in the Act of Martyrdom; A Miscellaneous Mechanical Plate; The South-West Prospect of Tattershall Castle; View of the Trinity Bridge Over the Arno at Florence (offset to one fold). The volume also includes a summary of Philosophical Transactions giving a report on Benjamin Franklin's account of the effects of electricity in paralytic cases. Contents overall in very good condition; a fascinating volume warranting the repair of covers and spine. .

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        AN ENQUIRY INTO THE CAUSES OF THE ALIENATION OF THE DELAWARE AND SHAWANESE INDIANS FROM THE BRITISH INTEREST, AND INTO THE MEASURES TAKEN FOR RECOVERING THEIR FRIENDSHIP...TOGETHER WITH THE REMARKABLE JOURNAL OF CHRISTIAN FREDERIC POST...WITH NOTES BY THE EDITOR EXPLAINING SUNDRY INDIAN CUSTOMS, &c. WRITTEN IN PENNSYLVANIA

      London: Printed for J. Wilkie, 1759.. 184pp. plus folding map. 19th-century straight-grain morocco, gilt, spine gilt, gilt inner dentelles. Rear hinge somewhat rubbed. Age toning, some light pencil marginalia. Map mounted on linen. Very good. The Frank Deering copy, with his bookplate. A work of the greatest importance for the history of the French and Indian War. Thomson argues that the arrogance and greed of the colonial government of Pennsylvania caused the rupture between the Pennsylvania Indians and the British, and temporarily forced the natives to the French side of the fight in the Ohio country. "Apparently printed at Benjamin Franklin's expense as part of his campaign to discredit the Proprietary government of Pennsylvania" - Streeter. "It was one of the most important works on relations with the Indians that had been published up to that time" - Graff. Christian Post, a Moravian missionary, travelled to the Ohio country in 1758 to negotiate with the Indians, and won them back to the British side. His journal of that trip makes up the second part of this book. The map shows Pennsylvania, with various important western points located. HOWES T210, "b." GRAFF 4139. CHURCH 1029. FIELD 1548. VAIL 535. JONES 498. STREETER SALE 966. SABIN 95562. THOMSON 1145.

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        Compendio del arte de la lengua Mexicana

      Bibliotheca Mexicana, Mexico, 1759. Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary vellum, worn and stained but intact; lacking ties. Some degradation to the edges of the title and first few pages as well as the rear blank and the top corner of the final pages, old notes to rear blank, scattered foxing. Lacking the portrait frontis of St. Ignatius. Morocco bookplate inside front cover. An abridgement of his remarkable study of Nahuatl, Arte de lengua mexicana, published in 1645. Carochi was an Italian Jesuit who moved to Mexico and became expert in Nahuatl and Otomi. His work on Otomi was lost. [24], 202 pp. Sabin 10954 Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Language & Linguistics; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042440. .

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        AN IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF LIEUT. COL. BRADSTREET'S EXPEDITION TO FORT FRONTENAC. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, A FEW REFLECTIONS ON THE CONDUCT OF THAT ENTERPRIZE, AND THE ADVANTAGES RESULTING FROM ITS SUCCESS. By a Volunteer on the Expedition

      London: Printed for T. Wilcox [et al], 1759.. [4],60pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label. Near fine. A scarce and important account of the French and Indian War, probably written by Bradstreet himself, a rising officer in the British Army. This work gives a detailed account of his most famous exploit, an audacious and skillfully coordinated expedition in the summer of 1758 through the New York wilderness and across Lake Ontario to destroy the French Fort Frontenac, a major turning point in the French and Indian War. A strong argument is also made that the time was ripe for seizing control of the Lakes from France, and that British forces needed to take a more offensive posture, the implication being that British commander James Abercromby should be replaced. "One of the best contemporary accounts of the war, possibly written by Bradstreet himself" - Howes. A copy of this sold at Christie's in June of 2011 for $12,500. HOWES B711, "b." SABIN 7301. STREETER SALE 1023. SIEBERT SALE 166. TPL 6461. JCB (1)III:1203.

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        Hedendaagsche historie of tegenwoordige staat van Spanje en Portugal. Behelzende eene beschryving van de gelegenheid dier ryken, van derzelver kusten, havens, rivieren en gebergten; kort begrip der historie, van den godsdienst en Inquisitie .

      Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1759. - 8vo. (VIII)+662+(18) pp. With engr. title, 2 fold. engr. maps & 4 fold. engr. plates. Index. Hardcover. Contemp. half calf, spine gilt. VG. (Joints sl. rubbed; light waterst. in lower margins of first few pages, occas. light foxing/browning). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PSALTERIUM ROMANUM DISPOSITUM PER HEBDOMADAM,

      - Ad normam Breviarii EX DECRETO SACROSANCTI Concilii Ridentini restituti S. PII V. PONTFICIS MAXIMI jussu editi, CLEMENTIS VIII. AC URBANI VIII. auctoritate recogniti; Cum omnibus, quae pro Psalmis, Antiphoniis, tam Beatae Maria virginis, quam Defunctorum, ac Responsoriis, ceterisque in Diurno Officio modulandis necessaria sunt, praecipua cura emendatum, & excussum. VENETIIS, MDCCLIX [1759]. In fà lio maximo (de 48x36 cm). Com 472 pags. Encadernação da à poca inteira de pele sobre pranchas de carvalho, com ferragens nos cantos e super libris das pastas; com vestigios de fechos; apresentando os tranchefilas expostos por falta da lombada. Exemplar com vestÃgios de humidade nas primeiras 14 páginas e vestÃgios de ferrugem na última página derivado à oxidação das tachas da encadernação. Missal com música coral segundo a tradição da Igreja Catà lica Romana. Location/localizacao: Fà lio máximo

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        The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest, With Other Authentic

      1759. Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest, With Other Authentic Instruments: To Which is Prefixed an Introductory Discourse, Containing the History of the Charters. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1759. [iv], lxxvi, [iv], 86 pp. As in many copies, the half-title and table of contents (Tabula) are bound between pp lxxvi and p. 1. Folio (13-1/2" x 10-1/2"). Contemporary morocco, bound for Thomas Hollis, gilt borders and large corner fleurons, gilt images of Britannia to center of front and rear boards, raised bands, diced gilt pattern and later period-style lettering piece to spine, corners and head of spine mended, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, minor wear to spine ends, front joint starting, hinges cracked, small early armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Copperplate initials and vignettes. Light toning to text, some offsetting from vignettes. Small early owner signature to verso of front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Texts of documents in Latin, Blackstone's essay in English. The engraved dedication to the Earl of Westmoreland is surmounted with his armorial ensigns; initials in the text are ornamented with engravings of various buildings at Oxford University. The tail-pieces on pages lxxvi and 73 are historical vignettes; the other ten tail-pieces are facsimiles of the royal seals that are attached to the original documents. This remarkable work is esteemed for its production and scholarship. Its physical appeal was recognized as early as 1829 in Richard Thompson's An Historical Essay on the Magna Charta of King John, which described it as a "beautiful and rare edition." Blackstone's essay, which is based on a great deal of original research, argued that the charter was the foundation of English liberties. This idea, first proposed by Coke, was a central tenet of Whig ideology. More important, Blackstone's research into the original texts demonstrated that all earlier editions of the charter were based on the significantly different reissue of 1225, in the reign of Henry III, rather than the original one endorsed at Runnymede. His philological approach was highly influential; it establ

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        Praeparatio ad Confessionem et Sanctissimam Communionem, una cum Gratiarum Actione aliisque Orationibus

      Madrid: Matriti, apud Joachim Ibarra, 1759. Un volúmen en 16vo., de más de cien hojas, con variadas paginaciones. Impresión en papel de hilo. Bellísima encuadernación de la época en marroquín rojo con hierros dorados en planos, cantos y contracantos dorados, lomera profusamente ornada, cortes y cabecera dorados. Un bellísimo ejemplar de «devocionario» del siglo XVIII madrileño, delicadamente impreso por Ibarra, para uso de damas devotas de altura.

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        Jubilate Agno. Rejoice in the Lamb

      Old Stile Press, 2012. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. Number 8 of 100 copies. Signed and numbered by Angela Lemaire. This is a particularly beautiful book from Frances and Nicolas McDowall of the Old Stile Press, who have been printing limited editions of fine books for more than thirty years. The text was written between 1759 and 1763 by Christopher Smart during his confinement in St. Luke's Hospital and other private asylums in London. Although Smart was not understood in his time, given his interest in the occult and supernatural which led to obscure and difficult to understand references in his writings, he is now recognized as a major poet and perhaps a genius (afterword) He was confined to asylums for the insane for what might be described as mental breakdowns that took the form of religious mania. In Jubilate Agno, Smart rejoices in the beauties of the world and the unseen forces of life. The splendid printing and striking illustrations of this edition capture his quest for beauty and for God. Nicolas writes in the colophon that he designed and printed this book as a humble tribute to the Gutenburg Bible. Printed in Truesdell type of Velin Arches paper. Lemaire's woodcuts and linocutes are printed from the original blocks. Bound in terracotta paste papers with a cream suede spine. House in grey cloth slipcase with woodcut illustration of cats affixed to one side. In fine condition. Unpaginated. PRI/072513.

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        Jasminum ramo uniflore, pleno, petalis coriaceis [Pl. XV]

      [London]: 1759. Engraving, coloured by hand, by Ehret. 18 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches. Extremely rare: a very fine image by the greatest of all 18th century botanical artists. This plate is from the only engraved work produced and published by Ehret himself, 'Plantae et papilliones rariores' The Gardenia or Cape Jasmine (Gardenia augusta) is native to southern China, Taiwan, Japan and nearby regions of the subtropical eastern hemisphere. The common name Cape Jasmine comes from the mistaken idea that the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa was the Gardenia's homeland. Also, as the title of the present work demonstrates, it was initially assumed to be a member of the Jasmine family. The present image is from Ehret's Plantae et papilliones rariores (London, 1748-1759). It was published by subscription in very small numbers, consisted of 15 plates without title or text and is the only work where Ehret carried out his own engraving. The present plate is representative of Ehret at the height of his powers: his 'approach was a fine compromise between that of the artist and that of the scientist: he did not slavishly imitate what he saw nor did he allow his feeling for colour and design to distract him unduly from the fundamentals of plant structure. Artists and botanists alike, therefore, join in praising his work... he has... his own peculiar qualities - a sureness of touch, vigour of handling, and an unerring instinct for design' (Blunt & Stearn pp.164-166). Cf. Calmann pp.93-4; cf. Dunthorne 109; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p.93; cf. Henrey III, 677; cf. Nissen BBI 583; cf. An Oak Spring Flora 50; cf. Pritzel 2641; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1644.

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        Obelisco Egizio

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus der Folge "Vedute di Roma" 1759. 54x40.3 cm. - H. 53 III (von V) - Wilton-Ely 164 - Aus der 1. Pariser Ausgabe 1800 - 1807. Obelisk (aus dem Ammon-Tempel in Theben) auf der Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano. Auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        Three pieces of Colonial Currency: Delaware and Pennsylvania, Printed by Benjamin Franklin and David Hall

      Delaware; Pennsylvania: Province of Pennsylvaia; Cos of New Castle, Ket, Sussex on Delaware, 1759-1759. Poor. Delaware Colonial Currency June 1, 1759. 10s. 32 George II. Well worn; separated at fold with contemporary stitching, Printed by B. Franklin & David Hall. Pennsylvania Colonial Currency January 1, 1756 15s. 29 George II. Well worn; separated at fold with partial stitching. Printed by B. Franklin and D. Hall. Pennsylvania Colonial Currency May 20, 1758. 10s. 31 George II. Well worn; separated at fold with stitching. Printed by B. Franklin and D. Hall.

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        AN HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA

      London. 1759.. viii,[18],444pp. Contemporary gilt calf, rebacked in period style, spine gilt, gilt maroon morocco label. Slightly rubbed. Faintly toned. Contemporary ownership signature on titlepage. Very good. This book was for many years attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but it was more likely written by his co-agent in London, Richard Jackson, with Franklin's advice. The work was essentially an argument made, in reviewing the history of the province, for the rights of the Assembly over the Proprietors. An important publication. HOWES P204. FORD 253. SABIN 25512.

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        Hjelpreda i Hushållningen För unga Fruentimmer.

      - Andra Uplagan. Stockholm, tryckt hos Lor. Ludv. Grefing, på dess egen kostnad 1759. 8:o. Graverad frontespis, (10),738,(20) s. Samtida nött halvskinnband i kalv. Bit av pärmpapper saknas på främre pärm vid ryggskinn. Insektsskador på rygg och falsar. Inlagan med en del brunfläckar och några andra små fläckar. Första bladen med markanta brunfläckar i inre marginalen. Från sidan 737 till slutet med fuktfläck. Försättsblad med "Anno 1760 d: 24 December Kiöphas denna Bok på Lagmansholm Anna Christina Risberg". Eftersättsblad med kort skrift. 17,5 x 11 cm.[#2628]

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