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        Compendio del arte de la lengua Mexicana

      Extremely rare Mexican vocabulary. 1759. Mexico. Imprenta de la Bibliotheca Mexicana. In 4to (200 mm x 145 mm). 12 ff. + 202. Later limp vellum, spine lettered in ink, ties present, very good. A remarkably fresh, clean, wide margined copy, with large worm holes to several leaves, on a few only a few tiny holes, else perfect. Second edition of this important Mexican Nahuatl grammar. First published in 1645 ?and virtually impossible to find complete today-, this edition is revised by Ignacio de Paredes, a Jesuit Priest in Mexico. The author was an Italian Jesuit Priest who spent most of his life in Mexico, a prolific writer dedicated to the study of Mexican native tongues and dialects ?this arguably being his most regarded accomplishment. Gorgeous allegorical frontispiece, showing the image of Saint Ignatius of Loyola standing over a globe with the motto ?Unus non sufficit Orbis?; the globe is held by natives from Asia, America and Africa. The plate is engraved by Zapata. Provenance: Manuel Alcala, ex libris on front pastedown. Backer-Sommervogel, 761. Palau, 212740. Sabin, 10954. Medina, Mexico, 4534. 

      [Bookseller: Hs Rare Books]
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        La Nouvelle Paysanne Parvenue ou L'Histoire

      France - Henri Scheurleer, 1759 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition which includesvolume one, two and three bound together. From the writer of Histoire De Mademoiselle Cronel Dite Fretillon, Actrice De La Com die De Ro en. Armorial bookplate of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield to the front pastedown. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In original half calf binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with shelfwear to the spine. Hinges are strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages, although there is the odd spot. Worming effecting last few pages, but not encroaching on text. Library plate to front endpaper. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Xenophontis memorabilium Socratis dictorum libri IV. Cum notis H. Stephani, Leunclavii, A.E. Porti & Ernesti

      Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano. Impensis Jacobi Fletcher, Bibliopol. Oxon. Et J. Rivington & J. Fletcher, London, 1759. Hardcover. Third Oxford Edition. 8vo. pp. [16], 401, [31]. With frontispiece of Socrates. Title page is printed in red and black. Greek text with the Latin version of J. Leunclavis. Pages are clean and crisp with occasional faint spots of marginal foxing. Inscription written in a miniscule old hand on verso of front free end paper. Period fine binding in full deep red morocco - smooth spine gilt in five compartments with a fer à l' oiseau center stamp and arabesque corner pieces. Front and rear covers framed with a simple triple line gilt fillet border. The interior contains inner dentelles and blue paste-paper end sheets. Tiffany bookplate of Michigan business man and avid book collector Albert May Todd (known as "the Peppermint King") on the inside front cover. The binding is in an excellent state of preservation with some rubbing on the outer corner tips of the boards. All edges are gilt. An ownership note dated 1814 is written in a miniscule old hand on the verso of the front fly-leaf; a later penciled inscription bellow apparently notes that the book was in a Sotheby's auction, Dec. 5-9, 1927. Xenophon (428-354 b.c.e.) Athenian aristocrat, soldier and historian. His Memorabilia in four books records the reminiscences of Socrates with the intent of defending the sage against charges of impiety towards the gods. The discussions also focus on education and management of state. [ESTC T145020; Schweiger I, p.338].

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        A Short View of the Families of the Present Irish Nobility. Thier Marriages , Issue, Desendents, and Immediate Ancestors, the Posts of Honour and Profit They Hold in the Government, Their Arms , Mottos, and Chief Seats , with an Index

      London: William Owen, 1759. Book is very scarce, bound in full calf, rebacked with new spine , gilt titles & date to base, original ruled lines to boards. Salmon also published a short view of English & Scottish families but the Irish book is notoriously rare.. First Edition. Full Brown Calf.. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Vanessa Parker Rare Books]
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        A Chart of the Coast of Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey with Virginia and Maryland

      London., 1759. Size: 575 x 450 mm Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. Detailed chart of the eastern seaboard of North America, from Virginia to Newfoundland, with compass points at sea, rhumb lines, sand banks and depth soundings, originally published in The English Pilot, fourth Book. The map is reasonably accurate except that it shows New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as one island.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A General Chart of the Western Ocean

      London., 1759. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition, some wormholes have been expertly repaired. The map has been remargined. Size: 58 x 46 cm. A Sea Chart of the central Atlantic Ocean, with numerous place names along coast, and all coastal features in detail. Compasses at sea, rhumb lines. From the English Pilot, Fourth Book, published by Mount and Page.

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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 letters 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. 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. 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. * "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.& 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.& 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.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        THE ARTIFICIAL CLOCK-MAKER. A TREATISE OF WATCH AND CLOCK-WORK, shewing to the meanest Capacities, The Art of Calculating Numbers to all Sorts of Movements; The Way to alter Clock-work; to make Chimes, and set them to Musical Notes; and to Calculate

      London, James, John and Paul Knapton, 1759.. and Correct the Motion of Pendulums. Also Numbers for divers Movements: with the Antient and Modern History of Clock-work; And many Instruments, Tables, and other Matters, never before published in any other Book. FIFTH EDITION CORRECTED 1759 (but states "Fourth edition" on title page), small 8vo, 170 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, 2 folding engraved plates, 1 as frontispiece and one at the end of the text, 1 folding woodcut plate of musical notes of chimes, tables in the text, pages: xvi, 160, full antique sheep, gilt ruled border to covers, raised bands to spine, recent gilt lettered label. Binding rubbed and worn, leather slightly chipped at head of spine, small area of damage to leather on both covers next to head of spine, hinges cracked but holding firmly, inner paper hinges cracked, endpapers browned at edges, name and date 1767 on both pastedowns, page edges lightly browned, pale ink note to margin on page 86, some thumbing to lower inner corners, minute hole in folding plate at rear, neatly repaired on reverse. A good copy of the 5th edition of an early work on clocks and watches, first published in 1696. See G.H. Baillie Volume I, page 123 (mentioning only 2 folding plates): Bromley, The Clockmaker's Library page 16, No. 261 (3 folding plates and folding tables). William Derham (1657-1735) was an Essex Clergyman and Canon of Windsor. "The term 'artificial', as used here, refers to clocks made by human skill as opposed to sundials or time-tellers dependent on the heavens. The work is one of the first attempts to give practical help to a working clockmaker and also to record a history of horology. There were five editions, some of which were translated into French or German" (Bromley). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Dictionarium historicum, criticum, chronologicum, geographicum et literale sacrae scripturae figuris XXX. antiquitates judicas repraesentantibus exornatum. E Gallico in Latinum transtulit J. D. Mansi. Editio Novissima. Supplementis auctoris locupletana

      Augsburg, Veith 1759. 40 cm. 2 Bände. 18, (2), 144, 616; 680 Seiten mit 1 gestochenen Frontispiz-Porträt, 2 gestochenen Tivelvign. 23 Kupfertafeln, 4 gestochenen Karten (teils doppelblattgroß) und 1 gestochenen Plan, Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Zischka 31 (vgl.) - Gier / Janota S. 642 - "... das neben Richard Simon erste biblische Reallexikon" (Gier). Mit Karten von Palästina, Östliches Mittelmeer, Zug des Volkes Israel und Mesopotamien. Plan von Jerusalem. Einbände stellenweise Schabspuren, Band 2 Format und Rücken etwas abweichend, in Band 1 handschriftliche Erläuterungen auf Vorsatz, stellenweise leicht stockfleckig; Band 1 ab S. 605 falsch paginiert, fehlen S. 606 und 611. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        [A Contemporary Nonce Volume of Fourteen London Almanacs for 1759]

      London: Various printers, 1759.. Small octavo. Contemporary red morocco, gilt extra, with gilt monogram 'A' with crown in each corner of boards and in four of the five spine compartment, a.e.g., marbled endsheets, vellum strip tabs. Woodcuts, figures and diagrams. Printed in black and red. Duty stamp in lower corner of each title-page, modest rubbing at extremities, otherwise an excellent assemblage in near fine condition. A lovely period nonce volume of a variety of London almanacs for the year, made up of the following titles: a) THE LADIES’ DIARY: OR WOMAN’S ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1759 … CONTAINING NEW IMPROVEMENTS IN ARTS AND SCIENCES, AND MANY ENTERTAINING PARTICULARS; ADAPTED FOR THE USE AND DIVERSION OF THE FAIR-SEX…. Printed by A. Wilde. 48pp. ESTC T58263. Edited by Thomas Simpson ; b) THE GENTLEMAN’S DIARY, OR THE MATHEMATICAL REPOSITORY; AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1759. .. CONTAINING MANY USEFUL AND ENTERTAINING PARTICULARS, PECULIARLY ADAPTED TO THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMEN ENGAGED IN THE DELIGHTFUL STUDY AND PRACTICE OF THE MATHEMATICKS… [Printed by W. Bowyer?] For the Company of Stationers. 48pp. ESTC T57480; c) [In Greek: OLYMPIA DOMATA]; OR, AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD GOD, 1759 … WHEREIN IS CONTAINED THE LUNATIONS, CONJUNCTIONS, ASPECTS, AND EFFECTS OF THE PLANETS; THE INCREASE, DECREASE, AND LENGTH OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS; WITH THE RISING, SOUTHING, AND SETTING OF THE PLANETS AND FIXED STARS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR; WHEREBY MAY BE KNOWN THE EXACT HOUR OF THE NIGHT AT ALL TIMES … By Tycho Wing. Printed by T. Parker .... [48]pp. ESTC T28606; d) [In Greek: EPHEMERIS]. OR, A DIARY ASTRONOMICAL, ASTROLOGICAL, METEOROLOGICAL, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1759 .... Printed by John Hughs. [48]pp. By John Gadbury (or heirs). ESTC T18174; e) PARKER’S EPHEMERIS FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1759. For the Company of Stationers. [56]pp. Compiled by George Parker. ESTC T29526; f) MERLINUS LIBERATUS … WHEREIN IS CONTAINED ALL THINGS FITTING AND USEFUL FOR SUCH A WORK, AS AN EPHEMERIS OF THE DAILY MOTIONS OF THE PLANETS, WITH THEIR VARIOUS CONFIGURATIONS, ASPECTS, CONJUNCTIONS, LUNATIONS, ECLIPSES, ASTRONOMICAL, ASTROLOGICAL, METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ... Printed by R. Reily. [48]pp. Update of John Patridge's series. ESTC T17055; g) VOX STELLARUM: OR, A LOYAL ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF HUMAN REDEMPTION, 1759 .... Printed by J. Bettenham. [32],16pp. Update of series by Francis Moore. ESTC T16901; h) REMARKABLE NEWS FROM THE STARS: OR, AN EPHEMERIS FOR THE YEAR 1759. Printed by A. Wilde. [48]pp. Update of series by William Andrews. ESTC T26971; i) THE ENGLISH APOLLO: OR, USEFUL COMPANION, ... PARTICULARLY APPLIED TO THIS PRESENT YEAR 1759 .... Printed by A. Wilde. [48]pp. Update of series initiated by Richard Saunders, and heirs. ESTC T17741; j) THE COELESTIAL DIARY: OR, AN EPHEMERIS FOR THE YEAR OF OUR BLESSED SAVIOUR’S INCARNATION, 1759 Printed by J. Bettanham [and for second part:] Robert Brown. [48]pp. Update of series by Salem Pearse; k) MERLINUS ANGLICUS JUNIOR: OR, THE STARRY MESSENGER, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR REDEMPTION, 1759 .... Printed by R. Reily. [48]pp. Update of the series by Henry Coley. ESTCT16993; l) SPECULUM ANNI REDIVIVUM: OR, AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1759 .... Printed by T. Parker. 7,[41]pp. Compiled by Henry Season. ESTC T55892; m) [In Greek: ATLAS OURANIOS]. THE COELESTIAL ATLAS; OR, A NEW EPHEMERIS FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1759 ... Printed by T. Parker. [48]pp. Compiled by Robert White. ESTC T59963; and n) POOR ROBIN. 1759. AN ALMANACK AFTER THE OLD AND NEW FASHION.... Printed by [William Bowyer? first part] Thomas Parker [second part]. [48]pp. Update of the series by William Winstanley. ESTC T17641. In addition to the standard fare of calendars, tables of tides and eclipses, interest rates and such, many of the almanacs here include diversions and amusements, including among them enigmas, rebuses, paradoxes, and poetry, some of them of a ribald nature. Some have endeavored to make the case that POOR ROBIN provided Franklin with a model for POOR RICHARD.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Soins Faciles pour la Proprete de la Bouche et pour la Conservation des Dents

      Paris:: chez Jean-Thomas Hérissant, , 1759.. Leather_bound. First Edition. (blank); 132pp (incl 131-2: Table des Chapitres); (iv) (Approbation, Privilege du Roi); (2 blanks). Blank leaves foxed, text unmarked but minor soiling or darkening of a few corners. Original marbled endpapers. Front pastedown bears 2 apparently early bookplates; pencilled name on first blank. Red edges. 12.5 x 6.3 cms in contemporary marbled calf with gilt borders, spine blocked with tulip-like floral design in gilt. Leading upper corner shaved, some scuffing of edges, joints, and spine ends. Surface cracking to spine but gilt clear and bright. Boards firm, but unwilling to stay fully closed. An attractive copy.

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      Paris. Jan. 15, 1759.. 2pp. plus integral blank. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling. Very good. An example of the financial risks inherent in investing in privateers, two of which the writer of the letter lost during the British raid on St. Malo on June 5, 1758. Thirty privateers and one hundred other vessels were also burned in that same raid. The present letter concerns a famous ship that did not burn with the others. During the Seven Years' War, François Thurot, legendary captain of the famous forty- six-gun French frigate Maréchal de Bellisle, terrorized British shipping and the coasts of England and Scotland. In this letter the principal investor in that ship writes about financial difficulties caused by the burning of two of his ships during the raid on St. Malo. Having eluded the forces sent specifically to destroy him, Thurot arrived at Bergen on Sept. 13, 1758, staying there until November 25th. Heading south, taking more prizes along the way, Thurot spent most of December at Ostend selling the prizes, and finally reached Dunkirk at the beginning of January 1759, when this letter was written. At the end of the letter is the holograph signature of one "Merlin," a chief investor in several French privateers including the Maréchal de Belleisle, who writes [in translation]: "I have the honor to advise you that I sent to Paris to M. Couteulx an account in duplicate of the armament of the frigates Maréchal de Bellisle, the Chauvelin & the Marquise, the relevant documents transmitted in duplicate to the Admiralty in St. Malo....The burning of the frigates Chauvelin and the Marquise, by the English in the port of St. Malo was an event above human precaution, but the consequences of such an event may be reduced by a new campaign taking into account that this might be still more profitable if there was not some considered difficulty at Bergan in Norway....The loss of both the other corsairs fell mainly on me and on my own account of personal loss of 79-f- 128 for the armament; and a further loss of 600 thousand livres in the burning of the port, and now I find myself unable to meet my liabilities." Merlin says his creditors will only be satisfied with further adventures by Thurot, whose name is, however, never directly mentioned. Merlin is looking for an agreement to meet his liabilities in four installments. "...but another of the creditors not willing to accept the agreement seized not only these effects, but also the holdings belonging to the commissioning, confounding thus my personal debts with those of the said commissioning...the result is that my personal creditors becoming owners of my interests, which are the largest in the ship Maréchal de Bellisle, will dictate to the other interested parties and will cause either expenses or a suspension of commission, a fact detrimental to common interest; perhaps, also, and very likely, they will demand the sale of the ship, which will result in an evident loss for all concerned without compensation. The only way to stop it would be by obtaining a judgment of suspension...." He notes that under the circumstances he hopes the recipient will seek the help of Mons. Vallet de la Touche (whose name is supplied in manuscript). Vallet de la Touche (1698-1759) was secretary and advisor to King Louis XV. At the end, Merlin has penned under his signature a nine-line postscript, again mentioning Vallet de le Touche, and giving his address. Thurot was killed and his ship captured in an action off the Isle of Man. His body washed ashore near the Mull of Galloway, and he was buried with full honors in the churchyard of Kirkmaiden, Scotland.

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      Paris, 1759.. Copper engraving. Later colour. Fine condition. Size: 87 x 57.5 cm. Beautiful and accurate map by the French marine cartographer, Bellin of the Thames Estauary, showing the English coastline from Orford Ness to London to Folkestone. Numerous depth soundings and sandbanks are shown. Rhumblines criss cross the sea.

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      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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      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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