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        A NATURAL AND CIVIL HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA: CONTAINING AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THAT COUNTRY...THE CUSTOMS OF THE INHABITANTS...Translated from the original Spanish

      London. 1759.. Two volumes. [20],455pp. plus folding map and two plates including frontispiece; [8],387pp. plus two plates including frontispiece. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. An occasional hint of light foxing or tanning, but quite a nice set, in very good condition. The first English edition of this classic history of California, originally published in Spanish in 1757. Wagner states that the work "contains more on Lower California than almost any other book that had been published in one hundred and fifty years." Cowan states, "This work is considered the foundation of a library of Californiana" and notes for the London edition: "four plates appear to have been issued with but a few copies of the work, as two is the number usually found." The folding map shows California, while the plates depict coyote, deer, Indians, and the martyrdom of several Jesuits. HOWES V69, "b." WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 132a. HILL 1768. STREETER SALE 2435. COWAN, pp.237-38. GRAFF 4471. SABIN 98845. BARRETT 2536. ZAMORANO 80, 78. EBERSTADT 133:255. DNB XVIII, pp.467-68.

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        Plate 301 - Lilium Pendaliflorum

      Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840)Illustrated plate from Les LiliacéesParis: 1802-1816Hand-colored stipple engraving31 1/4? x 24 1/4? framedThe unequalled botanical artist Pierre-Joseph Redouté occupies a central position in the development of European flower painting. Redouté 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 a turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, a testament to his greatness as an artist. Les Liliacées was Redouté?s largest and most ambitious work and is generally considered his masterpiece, arguably rivaled only by Les Roses. Produced under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, for whom Redouté worked as botanical artist at her estate at Malmaison, these pristine examples represent landmark works in the field of flower illustration.      The title Les Liliacées is misleading, as the work was of a much broader scope, including representatives of the lily, amaryllis, iris, orchid, and other families. The plates were executed by means of stipple engraving, a method that the artist himself perfected when he was unsatisfied with the effects garnered by traditional copper-plate engraving. As Redouté shrewdly observed, the delicacy and subtle elegance of his compositions could only be captured using a printing method equally fine. The luminosity of stipple engraving is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. The medium involved engraving a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that could be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color. Because the ink rested on the paper in miniscule dots, it did not obscure the "light" of the paper beneath the color. After this complicated printing process was complete, the prints were finished by hand in watercolor, so as to conform to the exquisite models Redouté provided.                    Les Liliacées records the plants of the lily family, and related flowers, that Josephine collected for her gardens at Malmaison. Redouté?s small drawings, placed at the bottom of the main illustrations, record the anatomical features of each species so that each flower could be identified with precision and cultivated to perfection. In each illustration, as in his series Les Roses, the flowers are classical "portraits" which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. Redoutés?s work represents a uniquely harmonious blend of scientific precision and supremely delicate rendering.

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        Eloge de l'enfer. Ouvrage critique, historique et moral. -

      La Haye (Den Haag), Gosse, 1759.2 voll. In-8 picc. Legature coeve in mezza pergamena. 16 tavole inc. in rame f.t. e alcune vignette n.t. (2), VIII, X, 265 pp.; VI, 353 pp.; vecchi timbretti di biblioteca sui frontespizi. Prima edizione di questa curiosa descrizione satirica e utopica dell?inferno. «Ouvrage spirituel qui rappelle un peu à l'Eloge de la Folie d'Erasme» (Dorbon 291). Caillet 1021. Barbier II, 71. Cohen-De Ricci 130 (con sole 14 tavole).

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        De Magnete Libri Quatuor in duos tomos distributi.

      Brixiae, Excudebat Joannes Maria Rizzardi, 1759. 1759 2 voll. in-4° (263x198mm), pp. (12), LI, (1), 320; (4), 352; bella legatura del tempo p. pelle marrone maculata con dorsi a nervi decorati in oro con filetti, fiorellini e tralci vegetali in oro entro scomparti. Duplice tassello, uno rosso e uno verde, con titolo e tomaison in oro. Tagli rossi. Vignetta calcografica al primo frontespizio, fregio calcografico al secondo. In fine del primo vol., 2 tavv. ripigate incise su rame, una di figg. e schemi matematici e una di "Carte qui indique avec la direction des Vents géneraux les Variations qu'avoit la Boussole en 1700 et 1744 dans presque tous les lieux de la Mer". Antichi timbri di estinta biblioteca ai frontespizi. Bellissimo esemplare. Prima edizione di questo importante trattato settecentesco sul magnetismo. Lo Scarella (Brescia, 1711-ivi, 1779), fu sacerdote teatino e scienziato. Riccardi, I, 431. Wheeler Gift, 399: "Magnetic theory and method of making magnets. Objections to magnetic effluvia. Tables of declination". Ekelof, 435: "Gives an exhaustive description of the theoretical and practical knowledge of this field at the time of the publication". Poggendorff, II, 766. Mottelay, 657 e 138.

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        De l'Esprit.

      a Amsterdam et a Leipzig, Chez Arkstee & Merkus, 1759. 1759 2 voll. in-12° (167x98mm), pp. (4), XXIV, 365, (4); (4), IV, 383; legatura coeva p. pelle con filetti a secco e titolo e tomaison in oro su doppio tassello granata ai dorsi. Tagli rossi, sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Frontespizi in rosso e in nero con fregi calcografici. Piccoli restauri alle cuffie. Bell'esemplare. Edizione di un anno posteriore alla prima, anonima come le precedenti, dell'opera più importante di Helvétius e, probabilmente, dell'intera filosofia materialistica settecentesca. In questo fortunatissimo trattato di "morale sperimentale" il filosofo francese espose, desumendo ecletticamente le proprie idee dagli autori più vari, un serrato sistema materialistico e ateo, radicalizzazione della gnoseologia di Condillac. L'opera, virulenta requisitoria contro i poteri della Chiesa e dello Stato, fu condannata dall'arcivescovo di Parigi e dal parlamento, ed Helvétius dovette riparare per qualche tempo in Prussia, replicando alle accuse mossegli con un altro trattato, "De l'Homme". Ferdinad Brunetière scrisse di Helvétius che, benché egli fosse mediocre scrittore, "nella formazione dello spirito delle nostre democrazie autoritarie, né Voltaire, né Rousseau, né Montesquieu, né Diderot hanno esercitato un'influenza paragonabile alla sua". Smith, Bibliography of the workings of Helvetius, passim. Cioranescu, II, 46064.

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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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        Ragionamenti del dottor Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti sull'agricoltura toscana.

      In Lucca, nella stamperia di Jacopo Giusti alla Colonna del Palio, 1759, in-8, cartonatura rustica originale, dorso ricoperto all'epoca da un piacevole carta decorata, pp. VIII, 216. Con Iniziali ornate e testate xilografiche. Prima edizione. Bell'esemplare, a pieni margini. Ex-libris Pietro Buoninsegni. Biblioteca Einaudi n. 5551.

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        Henckelius in Mineralogia redivivus. Das ist Hencklischer aufrichtig und gründlicher Unterricht von der Mineralogie oder Wissenschaft von Wassern, Erdsäften, Salzen, Erden, Steinen und Erzen, nebst angefügtem Unterrichte von der Chymia Mettalurgica...

      Dresden, bey Johann Nicolaus Gerlach, 1759. 8vo. pp. (14), 344, with an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering. Second edition of these famous lectures by Henckel, the 'Father of mineral chemistry' (Partington). Johann Friedrich Henckel (1679-1744) was director of mines at Freiberg. "In Freiberg Henckel used his leisure time to give private courses to 'lovers of chemistry' and to carry out experiments... besides regaling his readers with a host of novel experiments and observations. Henckel championed limited empirical research, Stahlian chemistry, and natural religion" (DSB). The text of the present work was edited by Johann Emanuel Stephani. Henckel's (also written Henkel) collection of 2,000 minerals was bequeated to the mineral museum of the Royal Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. A fine copy. Freilich Sale, Sotheby's , no. 240 (first edition); B.M.(N.H.) II, p. 823 Hoover.

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        Oeconomiske Balance

      eller uforgribelige Overslag paa Dannemarks naturlige og borgerlige Formue til at giøre sine Indbyggere lyksalige, saavidt som de selv ville skiønne derpaa og benytte sig deraf. Kbhvn. 1759. Med kobberstukket titelvignet samt vignetter i teksten. [28] + 344 s. Samtidigt helskind med titelfelt i anden farve skind samt gulddekorationer på ryggen. Kapitæler slidte. Biblioteksstempler samt gammelt navn på friblad.. Pontoppidan havde gennem mange år udvidet sine landsmænds kendskab til landets historiske og topografiske forhold, og ville nu også gerne gøre det samme på det økonomiske plan. De økonomiske spørgsmål rykkede frem på en ny måde, fordi almenheden opdagede, at overvejelserne om beskyttelseslovgivning, told og selvforsyning angik hver husstands materielle velfærd. Pontoppidan tog med optimistisk glæde fat på den opgave at åbne sine landsmænds øjne for landets hjælpekilder og for at fremme dansk arbejde med ovennævnte bog. I samarbejde med grev A. G. Moltke indbød han offentligheden til at indsende afhandlinger om økonomiske og fysiske emner, hvis indhold kunne komme alle til nytte. Et udvalg af disse afhandlinger, hvoraf mange er skrevet af præster, udgav han i Danmarks og Norges oeconomiske Magazin I-VIII, 1757-64. Der findes her et overordentlig stort og patriotisk præget materiale der indeholder kernen i de fleste senere landbrugsreformer. Sammen med de to brødre, præsterne F. C. og O. D. Lütken lagde P. grunden til et sagligt studium af økonomi som videnskab.Yderst sjælden

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        De l'esprit.

      Durand, Paris 1759. 8°. (14)+456+(14) pages. Contemporary half-calf. Mid-19th century steel-engraved portrait inserted as frontispice. Contemporary Danish armorial engraved bookplate on front pastedown.. The first edition (from 1758) of this controversial philosophic treaty was published 1758 and caused outrage in the ruling circles of France. The book was condemned and burned in public. Claude-Adrien Helvetius (1715-1771) is regarded as one of the most influential among the philosophers of the Era of Enlightenment and considered a forerunner of Marx and Freud..** Interessant dansk proveniens: Bogen har tilhørt geheimestatsminister, grev Gregor Christian von Haxthausen (1733-1802) og bærer hans stukne exlibris (Winckler fecit, Frederiksværk 1772 (gengivet i Hassø: Danske Exlibris, p. 19))

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        The Principles of Agriculture and Vegetation.

      London: A. Millar 1759.. Second edition, 8vo, viii, 207, (1) pp. Later bookplate, endpapers darkened with slight loss to the top corner of the fly leaf, with a manuscript copy of "On Marl" by William Nicholson on the last 4 blank leaves, later bookplate of Robert George Morton, Beacon Tor, West Kirby. Contemporary sheep, a little worn, lower joint slightly cracked but sound. First published two years earlier in Edinburgh, where Home was a Professor at the university and carried out important experiments on fertiliser and plant chemistry which are described herein. "Home made a very real contribution to agricultural science" (Fussell). Wellcome III p295.

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        [Berckentin] Bibliotheca Berckentiniana sive index librorum bibliothecæ illustrissimi atque excellentissimi viri Christiani Augusti comitis de Berckentin [...]. Qui publica auctione divendentur Hauniæ in ædibus Berckentinianis ad d.

      22 octobr. & seqq. anno 1759. Köpenhamn, typis N. Mölleri, (1759). 8:o. (12),610,(1) s. Häftad i nött samtida gråpappomslag som försetts med ett löst grönmarmorerat skyddsomslag med tryckt titeletikett. Ryggen mörknad och renoverad. Inlagan genomgående bruntonad och med sporadiska små lagerfläckar. Några solkfläckar på s. 585-86. Fuktfläckar, men inte särskilt störande, förekommer här och var i marginalerna, varav några större i början i yttermarginalen och nedre hörnet avtagande fram till s. 36. Ett hål i yttermarginalen på s. 207 och i den inre från s. 607 till slutet. En smärre pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på s. 513.. Bibliotheca danica IV:573. Greve Christian August von Berckentin (1694-1758) hade ett för den tiden ett stort och rikt bibliotek som "fyldte hele to sale". "Hans bibliotek, der især var velforsynet inden for de historiske videnskaber, stod åbent for lærde"

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        Ratio medendi in nosocomio practico ...

      8°. Interimspappbände der Zeit. 14 (von 15) Bände in 7 Bänden. Hirsch III, 9. - Blake 192. - Wellcome III, 189. - Garrison-M. 3878. - Band eins und zwei in zweiter Auflage, Band drei, fünf und sechs in dritter Auflage, Rest in erster Ausgabe. Ohne den 1773 erschienenen 15. Band. De Haën (1704-1776) war Schüler von Boerhaave und arbeitete mit Van Swieten zusammen bevor er 1756 Professor in Wien wurde. Obwohl er in seinen Schriften immer wieder die Erfolge der Magie und die Existenz der Geister beschreibt, führte er gleichzeitig das Thermometer in Wien ein. Das vorliegende Hauptwerk ist eine Sammlung von Fallgeschichten aus seiner Erfahrung an der Wiener Klinik. Sie gibt eine Übersicht über das gesamte klinische Wissen seiner Zeit. In Band sechs Seite 284 "Haen mentioned amenorrhoea in connection with pituitary tumour" (Garrison-M.). - Umschlag des ersten Bandes beschädigt.

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        THE PRINCE OF ABISSINIA. A TALE

      London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley ..., 1759.. Two volumes. viii,159,[1];viii,165,[1]pp. Small octavo. Original calf, raised bands, gilt title labels. Ink ownership inscriptions (see below), bound without terminal blank M4 in the second volume, otherwise a very pretty set. Cloth slipcase and chemise. First edition of Samuel Johnson's only novel, written in the evenings of one week in an effort to raise funds for his mother's care, and eventually, to pay for her funeral. The first edition consisted of 1500 copies. A2 in the second volume is in the second, corrected state; p.106 is signed D4, and the reading 'indiscerpible' appears at II:161:2. Nonetheless, this is a relatively early copy: formal publication took place on 19 April, and each volume bears on the free endsheet the inscription: "John Auld Goodford July 19. 1759." In each case, the inscription has been neatly lined through on an early occasion, and ownership transferred to "Maria Goodford Junr." FLEEMAN 59.4R/1. COURTNEY & SMITH, p.87. ROTHSCHILD 1242-4. ESTC T139510.

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        Carte Reduite des Isles de la Guadeloupe, Marie Galante et Les Saintes

      Paris, 1759. Very large engraved chart in very good condition. Small tear in margin only. Reinforced centrefold. 34 x 23" Inset plan of Environs du Fort Louis. Title in attractive cartouche.

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        Zweyer gelehrter Engeländer Abhandlungen. I. Wilhelm Rutty. Abhandlung von den Theilen wodurch der Harn gehet. II. Jacob Parsons Beschreibung der Harnblase des Menschen. In das Deutsche übersetzet von G. L.Huth.

      Gestochene Titelvignette, 9 mehrfach gefaltete Kupfertafeln, (2 Bl.), 215, (1) S. Pappband der Zeit (berieben). Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser Abhandlungen über Blasenkrankheiten, von Johanna Bleker in ihrer Geschichte der Nierenkrankheiten nicht erwähnt. - Blake 395 und Blake 227. - Möglicherweise ist Wilhelm Rutty mit dem bei Hirsch/Hübotter in Band IV auf Seite 932 beschriebenen John Rutty (1698-1775), der sich 1724 in Dublin niederließ, identisch. Dieser beschrieb bereits 1765 den caramelartigen Geruch des Rückstandes von verdampftem diabetischen Urin und den Zuckergeschmack desselben. - J. Parsons (1705-70) betrieb in London eine umfangreiche geburtshilflliche Praxis. - Vorsatz mit kleinem Stempel. Sehr gut erhaltenes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar mit Kupfertafeln in kontrastreichen Abdrucken.

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        Beskrifning om De Swenska Församlingars Forna och Närwarande Tilstånd, Uti Det så kallade Nya Swerige, Sedan Nya Nederland, Men nu för tiden Pensylvanien, samt närliggande Orter wie Älfwen De la Ware, Wäst-Yersey och New-Castle County uti Norra America.

      Utgifwen af Israel Acrelius, ... Stockholm, Tryckt hos Harberg & Hesselberg, 1759. [20],533,[1=Rättelse]. Flera fel i pagineringen: sid. 171, 174, 448 saknar paginering, sid. 193-94 paginerad två gånger, sid. 450-478 överhoppade. Nära samtida halvskinnband med marmorerat pärmpapper, stänkmarmorerade snitt, förgylld ryggdekor och försedd med ett märkband. Lätt bruntonad inlaga. [20,5x17 cm]. Komplett.. Israel Acrelius, född 25 december 1714 i Österåker, Roslagen var en svensk präst som 1749 utsågs av Henrik Benzelius till själasörjare för de svenska församlingarna i Pennsylvania. I Kristine församling i Philadelphia bedrev han en omfattande verksamhet tills han 1757 på grund av hälsoproblem tvingades att återvända till Sverige. Israel Acrelius yngre bro var bror var den kände kirurgen Olof af Acrel (1717-1806). Boken översattes till engelska 1874. | First edition of one of the most important works about the history of the Swedish settlements on the Delaware river. It deals with political and ecclesiastical history, customs and manners, mines, commerce, houskeeping, natural resources etc. This work was translated into English in 1874

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        Zuverlässige Geschichte, Carl des Zwölften, Königs in Schweden, während seines Aufenthalts in der Türkey; Aus den noch ungedruckten fransösischen Staatsbriefen des Hrn Friedrich Ernst von Fabrice, damal.

      Gesandten Sr. Durchl. des Herzogs und Administr. von Hollst. und Bisch. zu Lübeck, bey dem Könige zu Bendern. Mit vielen geheimen Nachrichten zue Erläuterung der Historie und des Characters des schwed. Monarchen. Hamburg und Leipzig, G. E. Grunds Witwe und A. H. Holle, 1759. 8:o. (8),+ 430 s. Titel med graverad vinjett. Enstaka lagerfläckar, sid. (7-8) med ett litet hål med bokstavsförlust. Välbevarat hfrbd från början av 1800-talet med rikt guldornerad rygg med blå och röd titeletikett, blå pärmpapper, gula snitt. Spår av borttaget exlibris. Den rätt ovanliga första tyska översättningen och den första utgåvan överhuvudtaget, då det franska originalet utkom först året därpå. Den charmiga graverade vinjetten föreställer hur Karl XII blir bortburen av turkarna från det brinnande huset i Bender. Fabrice (1683-1750) var hertigens av Holstein-Gottorp minister hos Karl XII i Bender. Hans brevväxling -som här publiceras- dels med administrationen i Holstein-Gottorp och dels med holsteinska ministrarna von Goertz och greve Reventlau, är en viktig källa till historien om Karl XII i Bender. På svenska finns de dels tryckta i Gjörwells "Swenska Bibliotheket" del 1, dels i "Förrådet, eller samling af åtskilliga histor. och andra ämnen" som utkom 1760, även den utgiven av Gjörwell. Ett urval publicerades även i bihanget till Motrayes resor

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        LES JESUITES MARCHANDS, USURIERS, USURPATEURS. Et leurs cruautés dans l?ancien & le nouveau Continent. Pour servir de suite au livre intitulé: ?Les Jésuites criminels de lèze-majesté?.

      chez les Frères Vaillant In-16 p. (mm. 169x98), p. pergam. antica, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, tagli gialli, pp. VIII,388. L?opera contiene dettagliate informazioni sulle attività commerciali della Compagnia di Gesù in America del Sud e in Asia; sul commercio marittimo, le missioni in Filippine, India, Cina e Giappone, la distruzione delle missioni in Cina di cui i Gesuiti furono accusati da un anonimo, le missioni in Paraguay, la persecuzione del vescovo Palafox, ecc. Un copiosissimo Indice chiude questo violento testo, stampato nell?anno in cui l?Ordine fu scacciato dal Portogallo (Il 21 luglio 1773 fu soppresso universalmente da Clemente XIV). Rara "edizione originale". Cfr. Borba de Moraes,I, p. 361. Con qualche alone o fiorit. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        LINNÉ, CARL (von)

      [preses] & SANDMARK, CARL GUST. [respondent]. Flora Jamaicensis. A.a. Uppsala, (1759). 4:o. 27,(1) s. Tagen ur band och med bevarad samtida ryggremsa i guldbrokadpapper. Lös i häftningen. Med inskrivet avhandlingsdatum på titelsidan och uttytt namn på författaren till den sista hyllningsversen på sista sidan.. Lidén Catalogus disputationum 315. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 2087. Med hyllningsskrifter av Joh. M. Malmstedt och initialerna "H. N. G." som enligt den samtida anteckningen ska uttydas H. Nordengren. Bygger på uppgifter hämtade ur Patrick Brownes "The civil and natural history of Jamaica" från 1756 och Hans Sloanes "A voyage to the islands Madera [...] and Jamaica" från 1707-25. Browne sålde även många växter till Linnés herbarium

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        Oeuvres de monsieur de Montesquieu. 1-4. Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigée, et considerablement augmentée par l´auteur. Avec des remarques philosophiques & politiques d´u anonyme, qui n´ont point encore été publiées.

      Amsterdam et Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus, 1759. Four volumes, 311 p. + 2 folded engraved maps; XII + 375; XII + 368; IV + 375 p. Contemporary full leather with red edges. 16,5 X 10 cm.. Old signatures. Tear in the first map.. Contains De l´esprit des loix

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        Kärnan af Swea rikes historia.

      I-III. Sthlm, J. Merckell respektive P. Hesselberg, 1759-(61). 8:o. 425,(1) s. + grav. titelblad,543 + (16),544 s. Två samtida och ett senare mörkbruna hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerade ryggar och stänkta snitt. Ryggarna till del I-II med revor och defekter nedtill och naggade överst samt med sprickor i ytterfalsarna. De två första banden har blivit renoverade under förra delen av 1900-talet och försetts med nya pärmpapper och för- och eftersättsblad. Det tredje bandet efterbundet för att passa ihop. Blyertsanteckningar på insidan av främre pärmen och försättsbladet i del I. Bra inlagor med endast sporadiska småfläckar. En gammal lagning i yttermarginalen på s. 361 i del II. Sista delens första tio opaginerade sidor lagade i nedre yttre hörnet. Även fuktfläckar i nedre yttre hörnet på s. (1-16) och allmänt från s. 529 till slutet. De sistnämnda även till en del loss nedtill i häftningen. Med Sven J. O. Raméns exlibris.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 2537. Lundstedt Sveriges periodiska litteratur 74. Utgiven av konsistorienotarien i Strängnäs, Erik Lundström. Den mycket sällsynta tredje oavslutade delen, som utkom 1760-61, saknar titelblad och slutar mitt i en mening. Verket behandlar Sveriges historia fram till 1410. Utkom arkvis under 1759-61. Enligt Kungliga biblioteket finns åtminstone två sättningar av arken A-Q i del I

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        Demunere Judicis Orphanorum Tractatus III. De Datione, Et Obligatione Tutorum, Et Curatorum, In Octo Libros Distributus, In Duosque Tomos Divisus. 2 Volumes in one (Complete)

      Ex Officina Bernardi Antonii de Oliveira Ulyssipone (Lisbon): Ex-Officina Bernardi Antonii de Oliveira, 1759. First edition. Hardcover. g. Large quarto. [20], 430, [4], 378pp. Original speckled calf with gold tooling and lettering on spine. Raised bands. Both title-pages in red and black lettering. Decorative headpieces, tailpiece and initials. Scarce and fascinating work on the rights and obligations of tutors and guardians of orphan children. Some age wear on binding with corners bumped and rubbed. Tail of spine slightly chipped. Some rubbing on spine and along joints. Endpapers damp-stained and partly detached. Minor and sporadic water-staining throughout. Previous owner's signature on title-page and dated 1816. Text in Latin. Binding in overall fair to good, interior in very good condition.

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        En ringe Underretning om Schielschiør Kiøbstæds gamle og nu værende Tilstand, efter mange Venners Begiering aftvungen og endelig paa et Forsøg, saa vit mueligt var, af de gamle mutilerede Papirer, saa mange som pro tempore findes, extraheret.

      Sorøe 1759. 4to. Illustr. med 3 kobbertavler. 632 s. Indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med lidt småskavanker. Gammelt navn på friblad.. Bibl. Danica II, 683

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        [respondenter]. Afhandling om skånska biskötslen.

      I:1-2-II:1-2. A.a. Lund, C. G. Berling, 1759-66. 4:o. 26 + (4),27-44 + 1-28 + (2),29-43,(1) s. Enkelt marmorerat pappbd med maskinskriven titeletikett. Någon enstaka lagerfläck. Titelbladet till del I:1 med tråkig klotväv i innermarginalen. Preliminärbladen till del I:2 återfinns i detta exemplar i två uppsättningar.. Lidén Catalogus disputationum 1-4. Cappelin Hvar finns Skåne beskrifvet s. 126. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 1673. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 586 för första delen. Med en hyllningsvers av Gustaf Fredric Corylander. På s. 19-26 i del I avtrycks ett långt brev av Johan Fischerström daterat Dömmestorp 1759. Fischerström citerar bl.a. Kalms uppgift att indianerna kallar bin "engelsmans flugor", då bin inte fanns i Nordamerika innan européernas ankomst. Avhandlingen innehåller, förutom en omfattande sammanfattning av den befintliga litteraturen om bin, en noggrann beskrivning av biet och biodlingens skötsel, det sistnämnda med vissa exempel från Skåne. En tysk översättning trycktes 1765 i D. G. Schrebers "Neue Sammlung"

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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

      W. Johnson et al 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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        Medicinische Bemerkungen und Untersuchungen einer Gesellschaft von Aerzten in London.

      Erster - Siebender Band. Aus dem Englischen nach der zweyten verbesserten Ausgabe übersetzt. Mit Kupfern. Altenburg, in der Richterischen Buchhandlung, 1759 - 1787. 8:o. (16),400,(8) pp. + 5 engraved folding plates; (16),370,(14) pp. + 4 engraved folding plates; (16),354,(14) pp. + 6 engraved folding plates; (14),352,(18) pp. + 4 engraved folding plates; (12),298 pp. + 1 engraved folding plate; (16),348,(20) pp. + 6 engraved folding plates (lacking plate III); 340,(12)pp + 3 engraved folding plates. Contemporary three-quarter calf, spine richly gilt with red label. Volume 4 with one small piece missing in the middle of the spine. With corrections in margins and some annotations on first free endpaper volume 5, innhalt on endpapers in volume 7 all contemporary. Book-plates. 19 x 11,5 cm. A beautiful set.. D. Samuel Gottlieb Silchmüller übersetzer band 3 und 4

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        Vorläufige Beobachtungen der Schwämme um Regensburg angestellet und mit vier Kupfertafeln ausgemahlter Abbildungen erläutert.

      Regensburg, gedruckt mit Weissischen Schriften, 1759. 4:o. (8),59 s. & 4 utvikbara handkolorerade grav. plr. Med en grav. titelvinjett. Rödbrunt pappbd med mörkt blå titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Gamla marmorerade snitt. Bra ex.. Planscherna signerade av Susanna Sophia Berzin och F. Schauer. Jacob Jacob Christian Schäffer (1718-90) var tysk präst, botaniker, mykolog, entomolog, ornitolog och uppfinnare. Parallellt med sin prästerliga bana utgav han 1759 "Erlechterte Arzney-Kräuterwissenschaft", en botanisk handbok för läkare och farmaceuter om medicinska effekter av växter. 1762-64 skrev han fyra rikt illustrerade volymer inom mykologi, "Natürlich ausgemahlten Abbildungen baierischer und pfälzischer Schwämme, welche um Regensburg wachsen". 1774 utkom "Elementa Ornithologica", i vilken han framlade ett system för klassificering av fåglar baserade på benens struktur. Detta arbete följdes upp med "Museum Ornithologicum" 1789, i vilket han beskriver arter i sina egna samlingar. Inom entomologien publicerade Schäffer 1779 ett arbete som omfattade tre volymer, "Icones insectorum circa ratisbonam indigenorum coloribus naturam referentibus expressae", vilket innehöll 280 handmålade planscher föreställande omkring 3000 insekter. En introduktion till entomologien, "Elementa entomologica", följde 1789. Schäffer hade även en omfattande kuriosakabinett, "Schaefferianum Museum", vilken var öppen för allmänheten och som Goethe besökte under sin resa till Italien. Som medlem av talrika akademier korresponderade han med många naturforskare, inklusive Carl von Linné. Naturforskning var inte det enda område som intresserade honom. Han utförde experiment med elektricitet, färger och optik och uppfann även en tidig tvättmaskin, vilket han presenterade 1767 i "Die bequeme und höchstvortheilhafte Waschmaschine". Andra uppfinningar var bl.a. en såg och en ny masugn. Pappersframställning var ochså något som han intresserade sig för under 1765-71, vilket resulterade i "Versuche und Muster, ohne alle Lumpen oder doch put einem geringen Zusatze derselben, Papier zu machen". Detta arbete visade att sådant som olika växter, t.ex. poppel, mossa och humle kunde användas vid papperstillverkning

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        Sammelband mit 4 Werken des bedeutenden Wiener Arztes. - I.Theses pathologicae de haemorrhoidibus, a medicinae studiosis

      Wien, Trattner 1759.. 7 Bll., 89 S. - II. Epistola de Cicuta. (Wien), 1765. 63 S. - III. De Deglutitione, vel Deglutitorum in cavum Ventriculi Descensu impeditis Dissertatio. Den Haag, E. de Haen, 1750. 5 Bll., 60 S. - IV. Theses Sistentes Febrium Divisiones, natamque ea de cause de Miliaribus, ac Petechiis, caeterisque febrilibus exanthematibus. Editio altera. Wien, Trattner 1760. 6 Bll., 142 S.

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        An Introduction To Physiology, Being A Course of Lectures Upon The most important Parts of the Animal Oeconomy: etc

      J. Nourse London: J. Nourse, 1759. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf, double gilt border fillets. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 396 pages. 21 x 13 1/2. Born in Scotland, Flemyng arrived London 1751 to teach physiology to nascent medical students who had not been to the Universities. This work contains the substance of his London lectures. The author was abreast of the best physiological teaching of the time, and an original experimenter and reasoner as well. In a letter to Haller he states that motor and sensory nerves are anatomically distinct, although they may exist in the same bundle -- the experimental proof come many years later. [see: DNB p.705]. Bookplate, fresh and clean copy, raised bands, chipping to backstrip extremities, but overall a firm copy.

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        The London Magazine for 1758 Vol. XXVII [27] or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer

      London: R. Baldwin, [1759]. 1st. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo. 686pp + 20pp index. Good. While boards are secure, the top layer is peeling; all pages are secure and legible if with browning and some text offset; b/w engraved frontispiece, vignette t.p. A fascinating read, with a wealth of historical information, including, military, political, foreign policy, Marriages, Births and Deaths; Stocks and Shares, mathematical calculations and a host more. , missing Plan of Schweidnitz p.8, Includes City Plans; Maps and Plates: (engraved by T Kitchin):- (i) A Plan of Breslaw, Capital of Silesia; (ii)Plan of the Bay of Gibraltar (iii) Fold out plan of Zell, a bit ruffled, but entire and no tears; (iv) A Fold Out Map of The Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island- a bit ruffled, one tiny hole, one short margin tear, entire and secure; (v) Map of The North Eastern Part Of Brittany (vi) A Plan of The City Of Louisburg; (vii) A Map Of The City of Louisburg; (viii) A Map of The Country round Cherburg in Normandy (ix) A Plan of Milford Haven (x) A Plan of Dunkirk (xi) A Map of Fort Royal Bay in the Island of Martinico (xii) A Map of the Seat Of war in the Southern Part Of Lusatia, with part of Saxony. (xiii) A Plan of the Fort and Bay of Frontenac and with adjacent countries. (xiv) A Plan of the Battle at Anrat in the Plain of Creeveld, under the Allied Army Pr. Ferdinand of Brunswick and The French Army under Count de Clermont [23/6/1758]; (xv) Action near Meer 3/8/1758 between a Corps under Gen. Lieutenant V. Imhoff & Gen Lieut, Chevert. (xvi) An accurate fold out Map of the Island of Martinico ( a bit ruffled but entire and sound) (xvii) A Fold Out Map of The Island of Hispaniola of St. Domingo (sown back together with fabric to rear as in two pieces, legible and entire, edges a bit chipped). HISTORY HERE. A MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF LUSATIA, WITH PART OF SAXONY, & A PLAN OF THE FORT AND BAY OF FRONTENAC, WITH ADJACENT COUNTRIES.A PLAN OF THE BATTLE OF CREVELT, AND A PLAN OF THE ACTION NEAR MEER. A MAP OF THE ISLAND HISPANIOLA / ST DOMINGO. missing Plan of Schweidnitz p.8. AN AUTHENTICK ACCOUNT OF THE REDUCTION OF LOUISBOURG, DISPLAYING THE CONDUCT AND BRAVERY OF OUR OFFICERS, SOLDIERS, AND SEAMEN, ON THAT EXPEDITION. A FUTURE SPEECH TO A PRESENT MINISTER OF STATE. RULES TO PRESERVE HEALTH ON THE COAST OF AFRICA, REMARKABLE SPEECH MADE BY CHARLES THE GREAT TO IS NOBILITY, KINGS SPEECH, MARRIAGES, BIRTHS AND DEATHS,. PROMOTIONS CIVIL AND MILITARY, PRICES OF STOCKS AND GRAIN; WIND AND WEATHER

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        Observations On the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing of Negroes? The Uncertainty of a Death Bed Repentance (with two other titles)

      Reprinted by Christopher Saur 8vo, original bull sheep with four raised boards, iii-viii, 280,168, 16pp. Benezet title is bound at the end (16 pp.). Binding very worn and rubbed, hinges weak, binding slightly warped, missing endpapers, pages 53-56 are torn, page 5 and 6 is torn in half in Harley?s A Discourse on Mistakes Concerning Religion, last page chipped and folded a bit, but with no material impact on text, internally somewhat, soiled, foxed and aged. Anthony Benezet (1713-1784) was born into a French Huguenot family that moved to London when he was two years old. At seventeen, his family moved to Philadelphia, and he became a Quaker. He became a teacher and established the first public school for girls in America, and along the way he managed to teach slave children from his home. In 1770, with the help of the Quakers, he set up the Negro School at Philadelphia, which he taught at until his death. The current work has the distinction of being one of the earliest and most important anti-slavery efforts printed in America before the Revolutionary War. Also bound with this track is Benezet?s The Uncertainty of A Death Bed Repentance, Thomas Bromley?s The Way to the Sabbath of Rest, and Thomas Hartley?s A Discourse of Mistakes Concerning Religion. It appears the tracts were printed by Christopher Sauer in Germantown.

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        Le veritable mentor, ou L'education de la noblesse

      A Liege: del l'Imprimerie de Bassompierre...A Bruxelles: chez Vanden Berghen, 1759., First edition of Caraccioli's sixth book. On the education of princes, this was one of the author's most popular titles, and a "second edition" was published the same year. This first edition is elusive: OCLC lists five copies, three in North America. Contemporary calf, rebacked to style, marbed edges and endpapers. Twelvemo. Front board darkened near fore-edge, bookplate removed. Old ink signature on title-page, old French library rubberstamp. A good, clean copy. The Marquis de Caraccioli (1723-1803) was born and wrote in Paris, though he studied in Mans and travelled in Italy, Germany and Poland. He was a prolific writer of poetry, fiction, history, and biography. Frequent topics were education and manners. He is the author of Les derniers adieux de la marŽchale de¥¥¥ ˆ ses enfans (1759), translated into English as Advice from a Lady of Quality to her Children. Book collectors know him best for the color-printed book, Le livre de quatre couleurs (1757), and its successor, Le livre ˆ la mode (1759).

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        de.

      Samtal om flere werldar. På swenskan öfwersatte af J. W. Nya uplagan tilökt med et 6:te samtal i samma ämne. Sthlm, P. J. Nyströms tryckeri, (1759). 8:o. (16),128 s. Häftad i samtida ngt nött och blekt marmorerat pappomslag. Ryggen trasig upp- och nedtill. Genomgående lätt bruntonad med spridda lager- och småfläckar. Enstaka fuktränder, se t.ex. s. 39 och 128. Från Trolleholm.. Översatt av Jeremias Wallen. Första svenska översättningen av Fontenelles berömda verk "Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes" från 1686. I en serie samtal förklaras det kopernikanska världssystemet på ett lättillgängligt och underhållande sätt. Flera av Fontenelles verk präglades av samma folkbildningsanda och han ses därför som en föregångare till den franska upplysningsrörelsen. Det nya sjätte samtalet som omnämns i den svenska titeln infogades redan i andra upplagan 1687

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        Anmärkningar wid italienska byggnads sättet, til förekommande af eldswådor.

      Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1759. 4:o. Grav. titelblad,(4),52 s. & 3 utvikbara grav. plr. Ganska nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, ljusbrun senare titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Bakre yttre falsen sprucken upptill och årtalsuppgift präglad nederst på ryggen i senare tid. Pärmpappret hårt slitet. Inlagan genomgående lager-, bläck- och småfläckig. Med Gustaf Victor Nordencreutz namnteckning daterad 1833 och hans son Gösta Nordencreutz exlibris.. De fina planscherna graverade av Carl Bergquist, titelbladet efter en förlaga av Olof Årre. Det dekorativa titelbladet avbildar bl.a. ett brinnande Södermalm. Den tredje planschen föreställer Peterskyrkan och delar av Vatikanen. Utgiven med anledning av flera förödande bränder i Stockholm. Reinhold Angerstein (1718-60) var verksam vid Bergskollegium och gjorde vidsträckta utrikes studieresor, där han bl.a besökte Italien. Han förde under resorna omfattande anteckningar med ekonomiska och tekniska uppgifter, ur vilka detta verk är det enda som utkom i samtiden. Gustaf Victor Nordenreutz (1821-1906) var, som också framgår av den spretiga namnteckningen, bara barnet när han skrev i boken. Sannolikt tillhörde arbetet fadern Jakob Magnus Nordencreutz (1763-1834) och kanske tidigare farfadern Fredrik Jakob (1723-93), vilka båda var framstående fortifikationsofficerare

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        Korta frågor och swar uti herda-konsten.

      Landtmännen til tjänst uti Skaraborgs-län. Skara, (1759). 8:o. (4),83 s. Med en träsnittsillustration på s. 83. Fint samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind och sparsam gulddekor kring dessa. Helt guldsnitt. Pärmarna aningen bågnade. Några obetydliga småfläckar. Tryckt på skrivpapper. Hans Sallanders namnteckning.. Hebbe 1621. Översattes till tyska i Schrebers "Neue Cameralschriften" 1765. Författaren var mästerschäffer på Höjentorp och dedicerar verket till "höge, respective herrar och landtmän uti Skarabors län, samt allom dem, som räkna ett menlöst landt- och herda-lefverne för sitt nöje"

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        Korta Frågor och Swar uti Herda=Konsten. Landtmännen til tjänst uti Skaraborgs=Län.

      Skara (1759). 8:o. (4),83 s. Träsnittsillustration på sidan 83. Bunden oskuren i ett senare enkelt halvskinnband. Två sista bladen med lagade revor. Två första bladen något lagerfläckade. Iövrigt ett fåtal spridda fläckar. 19,5 x 13 cm.. Hebbe 1621

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        Beskrifning om en resa, genom Asia, Africa och många andra hedna länder, som är gjord af Nils Mathsson Köping, för detta kongl.

      maj:ts skeps-lieutenant. Förbättrad och fjerde gången uplagd. Västerås, J. L. Horrn, 1759. 8:o. (8),158,(2) s. Samtida ngt nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Ryggskinnet skadat upptill och ryggen torr och flammig. Titeletiketten med sprickor. Bra inlaga med endast några obetydliga lager- och småfläckar. Med G. Halldins respektive Mauritz Wickströms namnteckningar samt Anders Edgrens exlibris och en samtida anteckning på insidan av främre pärmen att boken tillhört Norrby bibliotek.. Med förord av Lars Salvius. Nils Matson Kiöping (ca 1621-80) var prostson och växte upp i Köping i Västmanland. Han förmodas ha varit syssling till både Per Brahe d.y. och dennes första hustru och hade med andra ord mäktiga förbindelser. Åren 1647-56 tillbringade han till sjöss i bl.a. holländska ostindiska kompaniets tjänst innan han återvände till Sverige. Arne Forssell har skrivit om Kiöping att dennes "subjektiva framställningssätt förmodligen bidragit till hans berättelses gångbarhet bland allmänheten. Hans skildringar äro skrivna i för den tiden ovanligt korta och överskådliga satser, ej sällan kryddade med färgrika iakttagelser och drastiska vändningar". Första upplagan utkom 1667 och andra 1674, båda trycktes av Kankel på Visingsö. Tredje upplagan utgavs 1743 av Lars Salvius, som gjorde en genomgripande bearbetning av texten, som bibehållits även i den fjärde upplagan. Biblioteket på Norrby gård på Munsö i Mälaren byggdes upp av regeringsrådet Gustaf Halldin, adlad Hallenstjerna (1741-1813). Denne är väl mest känd för sina erotiska memoarer. Efter att ha bytt ägare några gånger under 1800-talet såldes boksamlingen på auktion 1893

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        Der Arzt. Eine medicinsche Wochenschrift. 12 parts in 6 volumes

      Grunds Wittwe Hamburg: Grunds Wittwe, 1759. 1st edition. No Dust Jacket. Der Arzt. Eine medicinische Wochenschrift [ed. Johann August Unzer, 1727-99). 12 parts in 6 vols., 8vo. Hamburg: Grunds Wittwe, 1759-64. 190 x 115 mm. 18th cent. calf, gilt labels. Very good to fine set. Early 20th cent. bookplate. First edition (part 1 is second issue, 1760). Complete run of this early periodical which, according to Hirsch, made a significant contribution to the "enlightenment of the general public in medical matters." The editor, Unzer, was probably the first to use the word "reflex" in connection with sensory-motor reactions; see Garrison-Morton 1357. Garrison, Medical and Scientific Periodicals of the 17th & 18th Centuries, p. 305.

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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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        Fabeln. Drey Bücher. Nebst Abhandlungen mit dieser Dichtungsart verwandten Inhalts. Berlin, Voß, 1759. 1 Bl., Titel, XII S., 250 S., 1 w. Bl. Mit 1 gestoch. Frontispiz u. 1 gestoch. Titelvignette von J.W. Meil. Schöner Hldr. d. Zt. mit RVerg. u. 3 RSch. (leicht berieben, Kanten gering beschabt).

      Borst 100; Munker 387; Seifert 560; Rümann 636; Dorn, Meil 22/23.- Erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe , kenntlich u.a. an den verdruckten Seitenzahlen auf dem letzten Blatt.- Titelkupfer mit minimaler Lochstelle im weißen Rand, vereinzelt leicht fleckig.- .

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        The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXIX. for the Year 1759

      London: printed for D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate, 1759. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo, 8 " x5 ", [4], 643, [17] pp. Full leather, rebacked with new spine gilt tooling, black leather labels with gilt type, retaining original leather boards. Some foxing on pages. Only one inner page has a tear of about one inch and that is a fold out map. Complete with all maps All plates as called for are present. Most are good to very good. June 1759 64 pages text. The magazine contains interesting articles including the Vizcaino material (relating to California) is on pages [283]-286. These extracts from Vizcaino's account of his 1602 voyage to Monterey are taken from the Appendix to Venegas' "Natural and Civil History of California, " published in London earlier that year. October 1759 54 pages text. The magazine contains interesting articles including authentic accounts of the French Indian war at Quebec, instructions for making wine in America, an account of the first volume of Linnaeus's Systema Naturae, China is an Egyptian Colony, the conclusion of the multiple part series of the Life of Mary Queen of Scots, news from the war in Europe and East Indies, science, etc. Also, each issue contains letters from readers, stories, music, poetry, foreign affairs, Marriages, Births, Deaths, book reviews, stock prices, etc. November 1759 50 pages text and a folding copperplate engraving. November 1759, 47pp, complete, with rare instructions of General Wolfe to the 20th regiment in case of invasion and plan of the River St. Lawrence, including a battle map showing troop movement at Quebec. Current information on the French and Indian war (known in Britain as the Seven Years War). Also with news of the return of the comet, predicted by astronomer Edmond Halley. This being the first return of the comet following Halley's death in 1742. The magazine contains interesting articles including an account of the island of St. Helena, an account of the first volume of Linnaeus's Systema Naturae, weapons of the ancients, the battles in Guadaloupe, the war in Europe and America, science, etc. December 1759 89 pages text and a copperplate engraving of a Mermaid. The magazine contains interesting articles including a description of Quebec, an account of the first volume of Linnaeus's Systema Naturae, Admiral Hawke, consideration of a general peace, riots in Ireland, the war in Europe and America, medicine, science, etc. Also, each issue contains letters from readers, stories, music, poetry, foreign affairs, Marriages, Births, Deaths, book reviews, stock prices, etc., Of note, p 204, Fort Frederick , at Crownspoint. p528-530 have Wolfe's instructions in 1755 landing article. p466-475 various letter regarding the taking of Quebec 1759 and p.555 &620 more relating to Quebec, The Binding lists 23 plates of maps, inventions, seashells and oddities and ALL are included (Syren plate is often missing). Also many small engravings. The plates include: ¥ A large folding map of Germany during the Present War; ¥ A folding plate of Mr. Dollard's micrometer and the manner of affixing it to a telescope; ¥ Three plates with seashells; ¥ a folding map of Martinico a folding map of the Road of Toulon; ¥ a map of the Country between Crown Point and Fort Edward, showing Ticonderoga and Lake George; ¥ a folding map of the Seat of War on the Rhine; ¥ a map of Guadaloupe and Marie-Galante; a folding map showing part of the English Channel,and the plan and bombardment of Havre de Grace; ¥ a map of Westphalia showing where the French army was defeated: ¥ plate of a newly invented chair for deaf persons; a plate showing the lines of battle of the Allied Army before the engagement of August 1, 1759; ¥ a folding map of Pomerania and Brandenburg with the Frontiers of Poland; ¥ a map of the Island of Orleans and Environs of Quebec; ¥ a plan of the Battle of Thornhausen; ¥ a folding plate showing an engine for sawing piles under water, and instrument for taking altitudes at sea and a machine for drawing tire into a ribbon-loom; ¥ a plan of the River St. Laurence from Sillery to the Falls of Montmorency; Martyrdom of a Bishop; ¥ Tattershall Castle; ¥ The Syren ¥ the final plate of Two Bridges. Twelve issues plus a supplement bound into one volume. Published in London covering the events of the times. included current news from home and from abroad, a wide variety of articles, summaries of military activities, births and deaths, literature and poetry - Topics covered but not limited to: essays on electricity and Benjamin Franklin's theories; wine making in America; construction of an electrical harpsichord; a report concerning Halley's comet; Mary Stuart Queen of Scotland; inventions of the day; brewing techniques; death of Charles the First; Seven Year War; discussion of mermaids (Syren); wars of the period. December issue contains a first hand accounting of the French and Indian War. October issue covers the war and includes a map of, "The Island of Orleans and the Environs of Quebec" Also included are letters from readers, stories, music, poetry, foreign affairs, Marriages, Births, Deaths, book reviews, stock prices, etc. A fascinating read of historical significance. French & Indian War magazine maps By the middle of the eighteenth century, a number of monthly magazines were being published in London. These magazines informed their readers on a variety of subjects, including natural history, topography, sports, and of course current affairs. The British public was fascinated by the events of the war with France and so there was great demand for up-to-date information, especially related to the American theater of battle. The British magazines met this demand with articles and illustrations which they rushed into print as soon as the details became available to them. The following maps appeared in contemporary magazines published in London between 1758 and 1761. These are among the most current illustrations of the events of the French & Indian War which are available to us today. * "A Map of the Island of Orleans with the Environs of Quebec." From Gentlemen's Magazine, October 1759. 4 1/4 x 7 1/4. Engraving. Very good condition. Another map of Quebec, this one issued within a month of the surrender of Quebec. It shows city and its environs including the Island of Orleans. As news of the great British triumph arrived in London, this map would have been studied with great interest by the readers of Gentleman's Magazine.

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        TO THE HONOURABLE THOMAS PENN AND RICHARD PENN ESQRS. TRUE & ABSOLUTE PROPRIETARIES & GOVERNOURS OF THE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA & COUNTIES OF NEW-CASTLE KENT & SUSSEX ON DELAWARE THIS MAP OF THE IMPROVED PART OF THE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA. IS HUMBLY DEDICATED BY NICHOLAS SCULL

      Philadelphia. 1759.. Engraved map on six sheets, joined as three. Sheet size: 3 sheets, each approximately 31 x 21 1/2 inches. Excellent condition, with three short repaired tears, very minor age toning at the sheet edges, overall in remarkable unsophisticated condition. Provenance: Laird U. Park (Sotheby's New York, Nov. 29, 2000, lot 322). The first map of Pennsylvania to be published in America. Scull (1687-1761) was born in Philadelphia and is thought to have been apprenticed at a young age to William Penn's surveyor, Thomas Holme. In 1719 he became deputy surveyor of Philadelphia County, eventually ascending to the surveyor generalship of Pennsylvania in 1748. An original member of Benjamin Franklins Junto, Scull was intimately involved with Indian relations of the period, having travelled amongst the tribes surveying the western counties. Siding with the Proprietors in his recollection of the Walking Purchase, at which he was present, no doubt held him in good standing with the Penn family. It is thought that this, in part, led to the publication of this impressive map. Dedicated to the Proprietors, it is among the largest and finest maps produced in America to that date. The map depicts Philadelphia, Bucks, Northampton, Berks, Chester, Lancaster, Cumberland, and York Counties, and is based on Sculls own surveys as well as the reports of Major Joseph Shippen, Colonel John Armstrong, John Watson, Benjamin Lightfoot, and others. In addition, some information was gleaned from printed sources, including Fry-Jefferson's important map, evidenced by a printed footnote on the map concerning the location of Fort Cumberland and the Maryland- Pennsylvania border. Elevation is accurately depicted, much in the style of Fry-Jefferson, by neat hachure marks. The eastern counties include a wealth of detail, such as churches, meeting houses, inns, iron forges, mills, and the manors of significant residents; roads, Indian paths, Indian towns, and forts are clearly shown throughout. Although generally quite accurate, it is curious that Scull included Fort Granville on his map, which had been destroyed by the French and Delaware Indians in 1756. Nevertheless, the importance and accuracy of this large-scale map is underscored by the fact that a copy of it was among the maps hung by the Board of War at Philadelphia in August 1776, twenty years after the map's publication (as listed by John Adams in his letter to his wife dated Aug. 13, 1776). The map was engraved by James Turner (d. 1759), a Philadelphia silversmith and protégé of Benjamin Franklin. Turner had previously worked on map engraving during the production of James Parker's 1747 maps of New Jersey, a project for which he had been recommended by Franklin. Little is known about the printer, John Davis. Although he had no shop, he appears to have specialized in large copperplate engravings of maps, as he is the printer identified in the imprint of the 1756 Philadelphia first edition of Joshua Fisher's important chart of Delaware Bay. That map and the present one are his only known works. Scull's 1759 map of Pennsylvania is very rare, with less than a dozen known institutional copies. Only a few have appeared at auction in the last half century, most notably in the sales of the collections of Thomas W. Streeter, Howard E. Welsh, and Laird U. Park (this copy). EBERSTADT 167:430 (quoting Wroth). EVANS 8489. Garrison, "Cartography of Pennsylvania before 1800" in PMHB, Vol. 59, no. 3. PHILLIPS, p.673. RISTOW, pp.52-53. STREETER SALE 965. WHEAT & BRUN 422.

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