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        A Poetical Description of Mr. Hogarth's Election Prints; In Four Cantos. Written Under Mr. Hogarth's Sanction and Inspection [cover title]

      London: Printed for T. Caslon and Sold by J. Smith, and M. Jackson, 1759, 1759. First edition. ESTC T10583, which records four copies in the UK (BL, Cambridge, Rylands, Trinity) and five in the US (Boston Public, Duke, Newberry, two at Yale). Title-page a little browned; repairs to the edges; very good copy, enclosed in a chemise and marbled paper slipcase.. 4ro, self-wrappers, stitching renewed, 30 pages, untrimmed. A celebratory poem in four cantos on the four election paintings of William Hogarth The prefatory Advertisement is signed by John Smith, who states that he is writing on behalf of the "concealed Author," and that while Hogarth's paintings have been explained by others, "none ever gave him [Hogarth] so much satisfaction as the present Performance." At the conclusion a small notice states that "speedily will be published" a poem on Hogarth's "The Roast Beef of Old England," but that apparently was not published.

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

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

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments To which is added A Dissertation on the Origin of Languages The Third Edition

      Kress 6496. Goldsmith 10384. Vanderblue p.38. Mossner, The Correspondence of Adam Smith, pp.122. Ross, Life of Adam Smith, pp.89-90 [on Dissertation...Languages]The third edition of Adam Smith?s first published work [first edition 1759]. Adam Smith devoted the years 1755 to 1759 mainly to writing and publishing The Theory of Moral Sentiments. He had been appointed Professor of Logic at Glasgow in 1751 and elected Professor of Moral Philosophy a year later. It was this period at Glasgow College which Adam Smith was later to describe as "the period of thirteen years which I spent as a member of that society I remember as by far the most useful, and, therefore, as by far the happiest and most honourable period of my life". It has been said that if the Wealth of Nations had never been written, this work would have earned him a prominent place in intellectual history. Sensitive, original, erudite, eloquent ? it reveals the full stature of Adam Smith?s genius and insight into his tastes and personality. The book immediately established a reputation for him in learned circles well beyond the bounds of his own university. It secured for him an international reputation as a philosopher.Adam Smith wrote to his publisher William Strahan The Dissertation upon the Origin of Languages is to be printed at the end of the Theory. There are some literal errors in the printed copy of it which I should have been glad to have corrected, but have not the opportunity, as I have no copy by me. They are of no great consequence. In the titles, both of the Theory and the Dissertation, call me simply Adam Smith without any addition either before or behind.The Dissertation was first published in The Philological Miscellany in 1761 and in all subsequent editions of The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

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        Candide, ou l'Optimisme, traduit de l'Allemand de Mr. le Docteur Ralph. (Bound with:) Tableau du Siecle. Par un Auteur connu. (Paul Antoine Nolivos Saint-Cyr)

      First edition, in its earliest surviving state, of Voltaire's masterpiece, the epitome of the French Enlightenment and one of the enduring classics of Western Civilization. The rare first edition, printed and published clandestinely by Cramer in Geneva, under the pseudonym of "Dr. Ralph". This edition, one of four editions dated 1759 with 299 pages, preceded the other sixteen different editions of Voltaire's novel published throughout Europe in 1759. The bibliographical history of this book has been exasperatingly complex and confused, and, until recently, virtually insoluble. The cumulative analyses of Ira Wade, Giles Barber, and Stephen Weissman, however, finally succeeded in resolving the matter conclusively. The 1759 Cramer edition containing 299-pages, with the points detailed below, has been given priority: the misprint "que ce ce fut" on p. 103, line 4 (corrected in later editions to "que ce fut"); the incorrect adjective "precisement" on p. 125, line 4 (corrected in later editions to "precipitamment"); with Voltaire's revisions on p. 31, where an unnecessary paragraph break was eliminated, and p. 41, where several short sentences about the Lisbon earthquake were rewritten. Finally, as in all of the few known copies of the Geneva printing, Chapter XXV (signature L) does not contain the paragraph critical of contemporary German poets, which Voltaire decided to drop while the book was being printed. As in seven of the ten known copies, this copy has been bound without the final leaves N7, a blank, and N8, instructions to the binder concerning the cancellation of two pairs of leaves (B4 and B9 and D6 and D7). Barber 299G. Bengesco 1434. Morize 59a. Wade 1. Printing and the Mind of Man 204. A satire on religious and political optimism (or gullibility; or hypocrisy depending on one's perspective), in the form of a picaresque novel, Candide finally recommends that mantra of sanity and common-sense, "Il faut cultiver notre jardin." "Candide, and his equally guileless if more worldly-wise mentor, Dr. Pangloss, and their delicious adventures, still command our attention. The folly of philosophic and religious optimism is displayed with a vigour and wit that carries the reader away. Irony without exaggeration, a perfect restraint in its admirable humour, a gift for the 'throw-away line' ...; all these show Voltaire's style and originality at their incomparable best." PMM 204 12mo, full contemporary mottled French calf. Spine expertly repaired at foot, tear to lower blank corner of A3 (pp. 5/6) and lower blank corner of A4 (pp. 7/8) expertly repaired; tear to D7, just touching the catchword, also repaired; these minor blemishes notwithstanding, a remarkably fine copy, in contemporary binding, of the correct first edition. Only a small handful of copies of the true first edition of Candide are known to exist.

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

      [Geneva: Gabriel Cramer,], 1759. Duodecimo (159 × 96 mm), pp. 299. Contemporary French mottled calf, smooth spine gilt in compartments with centre flower tools, red morocco label, marbled endpapers and edges. Some very skilful, practically imperceptible repair at head of spine and to corners of front board, front joint just a little tender at foot, pale and intermittent water-staining to upper outer corner of first gathering, overall a fine copy. First edition, one of only a dozen or so recorded copies of the true first edition of this celebrated philosophical conte, one of the genuine rarities in major 18th-century literature. There were 18 editions of Candide in 1759 alone, all of them superficially alike, though only four of them, like this, have 299 pages. Recent research, following Ira Wade, Giles Barber, and Stephen Weissman, has identified this as the true first edition, with the following points: the title ornament of spray, fruit and flowers is repeated at pp. 193 and 266; p. 103, line 4, has the misprint "que ce ce fut" (corrected to "que ce fut" in later editions); p. 125, line 4, has "précisément" (corrected to "précipitamment" in later editions); with Voltaire's revisions on p. 31 eliminating an unnecessary paragraph break, and on p. 41, where several short sentences about the Lisbon earthquake were rewritten. The first edition does not preserve the cancelled paragraph on p. 242 critical of German poets (beginning "Candide était affligé") which survives unintentionally in the London edition. As in all but three known surviving copies of this edition, this copy is bound without the two terminal leaves, blank N7 and N8 containing instructions to the binder.

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        Candide, Ou L'optimisme, Traduit De L'allemand De Mr. Le Docteur Ralph

      Geneva: Gabriel Cramer, 1759. First Edition. Full Leather. Fine. The third of the first four editions, according to Bengesco, 1436, and the fourth edition, according to Wade (see Voltaire and Candide, 1959, p. 201), dated 1759 with 299 pages, clandestinely printed and published by Cramer in Geneva and preceeding the other 16 different editions published throughout Europe in 1759. The present copy conforms to Bengesco 1436, in every respect, which is "page by page, line for line like the first edition" except for the "que ce ce fut" error on page 103, an error which was introduced by Cramer into the early printings, then doubtless not "fixed" as it was correct in the first place. Note that the fleurons agree exactly with Bengesco 1436, as follows: p. 134 is a basket of fruits; p. 228 shows two horns 'a plenty; the fleuron at p. 115 is repeated on pages 179 and 193; fleuron on page 213 is signed N. C. and is repeated on page 279; page 277 is paginated 177. The present copy also agrees with Wade (see Voltaire and Candide, 1959, p. 201), in every respect, including that page 17 is numbered 15. Both the above references to Bengesco and Wade show signatures A-N3, meaning they are bound without the Table of Chapters; the present copy, like 7 of the 10 known copies of the first edition, shows signatures A-N6, without the final leaves, N7 (a blank) and without N8, instructions to the binder concerning the cancellation of two pairs of leaves, B4, B9 and D6, D7. In addition to the above, let us state the textual points in the present copy: page 31 (B4), an unnecessary paragraph break was eliminated. The words "mais il y a une raison....." do NOT start a new paragraph; page 41 (B9), several short sentences about the Lisbon earthquake, were rewritten, as "car, dit-il, tout ceci est....."; page 84 (D6, D7), reads "Nos filles se trouverent...."; page 103, reads "que ce fut....." as explained above, was correct to begin with, then discovered by Cramer and was not "fixed"; page 125, reads "mais ils se leverent precisement......"; page 242, the paragraph beginning "Candide etait afflige....."; has been removed, by Voltaire, while the book was being printed, as it was critical of German poets. Pages 121 - 168 (signatures F and G) are a larger type than the rest of the book. In summation, the present copy agrees with the first edition, except that the "que ce ce fut...." error, was discovered and not inserted, and the fleurons differ, but are by Cramer, who printed the first four editions. This, a wide margined copy, is larger than other copies we have seen at 165 mm x 95 mm; beautifully bound in late 19th Century full tan leather, with raised bands and gilt decoration on spine, with a brown leather lettering piece, marbled end papers, all edges gilt; printed on laid paper. The text is remarkably clean and bright; a fine copy. PMM204.

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        Manuscript Letter - Primary Source Letter to the Pope Regarding Commerce Trade in California - Text in Italian

      Portugal, 1759. Lisbon, 5 June 1759. Fair copy manuscript letter, transcribed in 1760 by a scribe of the Portuguese royal court, with the original letter in hand, being correspondence from a Jesuit called Pietro Antonio Contarini, addressed to Pope Clement XIII, which was intended to apprise the Pope of the excellent works of the Jesuits in America in terms of global commerce and trade, with special interest being taken in California gold and pearls, to report on anti-Jesuit propaganda and scandals, and ultimately to augment the Pope's support in a time of persecution. According to the transcriber's final annotation, however, the letter was intercepted by the court of King Joseph I of Portugal, who only three months later officially expelled the Society from his kingdom and colonies. The final page consists of a poem honoring Saint Francis Xavier, co-founder of the Society of Jesus. All text is in Italian. Folio. 6 pages written on two double leafs laid watermarked paper measuring approximately 22 x 34 cm. Some creasing and minor chips to edges, otherwise in very good condition, clean and bright, a superlative primary source document, paramount to any Jesuit Americana library. The timing and the content of the letter, together with surrounding political circumstances, are most significant. In September 1759, only 3 months after this letter was written, a letter in which a Jesuit noble who revealed economic activity in California and persecution in Lima, King Joseph I of Portugal and his minister the 1st Marquis of Pombal expelled the Jesuits from the Kingdom of Portugal and its colonies. The Jesuits had been recently accused of having instigated a plot against the king's life, allegedly supported by theological justification, and for the purpose of covering up their rebellion in South America. The Jesuits were also accused of trying to set up their own fiefdom in South America, having allegedly seized royal territory and establishing the community through the mistreatment and toils of the indigenous people. Propaganda pamphlets were distributed, accusing the Jesuits of all sorts of misdeeds. The Jesuits were also persecuted, as described in this letter. The Jesuit Reductions, as they are also known, were a type of settlement for indigenous people in South America created by the Jesuit Order during the 17th and 18th centuries. Owing to some economic success, combined with the Jesuits' independence, the settlements came to be considered a threat by the secular Portuguese authorities. In 1758 the government of Joseph I of Portugal took advantage of the waning powers of Pope Benedict XIV and deported some of the Jesuits from America. The possibility of the Jesuit Order expanding their global commerce, and gaining economic power in New Spain was of immense concern. This letter, with its detailed descriptions of the opportunities in California, of universal trade, of gold found in abundance, and of pearls being secretly gathered and harbored, surely gave impetus to the Portuguese Marquis' unrelenting aim to eliminate Jesuit influence and power. No longer threatened by the Jesuits after their expulsion, the First Marquis of Pombal introduced many fundamental administrative, educational, economic, and ecclesiastical reforms, albeit it by autocratic means of suppressing opposition, furthering and controlling colonial economic exploitation, and print censorship. He is considered to be the most prominent minister in the history of Portugal's government. The author of the letter is Pietro Antonio Contarini, a well-travelled Jesuit who was active in the Americas (New Spain) in the 1730s, and who descends from the ancient and noble House of Contarini, the most powerful of the twelve founding families of the Venetian Republic. The intended recipient was Pope Clement XIII, a stalwart defender of the Jesuit order, born in 1693 as Carlo della Torre Rezzonico to a wealthy family of merchants from the Republic of Venice. However, the letter's concluding remark, appended by a scribe, reveals that the original was intercepted by the anti-Jesuit Portuguese court, and put into the hands of influential Portuguese judge Ignacio Ferreira de Souta who was a member of the judicial council that ruled over the scandalous and pivotal Tavora affair, who in turn delivered it to a Portuguese noble, none other than the first Count of Oeiras and first Marquess of Pombal, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo (1699-1782), who effected the expulsion of the Jesuits from Portugal only three months later. The original letter, it is safe to presume, never reached the Pope. The annotation reads as follows: "Questa lettera e sonetto l'ebbe l'anno passato il Sig Ignacio Ferreira sotto per darlo a S.E. il Sig Conte d'Oeyra, ed il sonetto fu qui tradotto nel Portughese da un sacerdote claustrale." [This letter and the sonnet were given to S.E., Count of Oeyra, by Mr. Ignacio Ferreira last year, and the sonnet was translated from Portuguese by a cloistered priest.] Ignacio Ferreira de Souta, mentioned in the above notice, was a leading Portuguese judge, assigned by Joseph I of Portugal as one of the nine judges in the supreme judicial council 'Junta de Inconfidencia' who presided over the trial of the rioters in the Tavora affair. Still contested today, the Távora affair was a political scandal of the 18th century Portuguese court, an event which intensified rivalry between the Portuguese crown and the Jesuits, and was ostensibly the catalyst to the expelling of the Jesuits. It began with an attempted assassination of King Joseph I of Portugal in 1758, allegedly instigated by the Távora family and supported by the Jesuit Society, and culminating into the public torture and execution of the entire Távora family, and the subsequent banishing of the Jesuit order. Following the Távora affair, the new Count of Oeiras, first Marquess of Pombal, Dom Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, knew no opposition. It was Dom Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, 1st Count of Oeiras (1699-1782), who in fact received the letter, and who effected the expulsion of the Jesuits only three months later, through his Pombaline Reforms. He was a Portuguese statesman, Secretary of the State of Internal Affairs of the Kingdom (First Minister) in the government of Joseph I of Portugal. With news of gold, pearls and rare medicinal herbs in California, and remarks of a calculated foothold over sea trade, this letter most certainly gave impetus to the Portuguese minister's fear of the Jesuits' rising political and economic power. Also being contemporary to the Tavora affair, it is no coincidence that the Jesuits were banished from Portugal three months later. The letter is addressed to Beatissimo Padre" meaning "Most Holy Father," and being Pope Clement XIII who had been consecrated one year earlier, and who, in spite of incessant and dogmatic opposition, wished and earnestly attempted to support the Jesuit Society, rather than suppressing them. [This Pope's pontificate was overshadowed by the constant pressure to suppress the Society of Jesus but despite this, he championed their order and also proved to be their greatest defender at that time. He was also one of the few early popes who favoured dialogue with Old Catholic Protestants. Shortly after Pope Clement XIII began his papacy on 6 July 1758, the reforming minister of Joseph I of Portugal, Marquis of Pombal, expelled the Jesuits from Portugal. The Order was civilly suppressed in 1759, and beginning 16 September 1759, nine voyages transported 1,036 Jesuits from Lisbon to Civitavecchia near Rome, as a "gift for the Pope." The Portuguese ambassador was recalled from Rome and the papal nuncio sent home in disgrace. Relations between Portugal and Rome were broken off until 1770.] A positively fascinating surviving manuscript document, an intercepted manuscript letter which was addressed to the Pope but fell into the hands of the Jesuit fearing and autocratic Portuguese monarchy, Contarini's firsthand account now serves as a primary source testament to Jesuit wealth, to their early interests in California and America, and also to the persecution which they suffered. The fact that his letter was confiscated en route to the Vatican, also bears witness to the circumspect, if not devious efforts, of the Portuguese Crown to suppress any economic, political, or religions opposition. Following a summary of his extensive travels and gleanings into universal trade, evidently to gain the confidence of the Pope, the writer discloses his observations in New Spain. He describes California as having abundant gold and precious stones, its sea having pearls and other marine life, which happens to be a secret closely guarded by Spain. Among other coveted agricultural commodities deriving from America, he specifically mentions rare medicinal herbs from California. In 1734, Contarini had dined with Conde del Bena-Masserano (Guido Jacinto Ferrero-Fieschi y Saboya), Commander of the Spanish Fleet in Vera Cruz. He recounts a specific occasion where the Spanish commander had been asked by two Jesuit priests to transport a small casket containing rare medicinal herbs and unusual seashells from California, to the Jesuit College in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz. The casket and its contents were received with covetous appreciation. Contarini describes being in Mexico in 1736 when Dr. José Cevayos, a student presbyter, discovered a rebellion which the viceroy Vizarrón (Juan Antonio de Vizarrón y Eguiarreta), commanded the Jesuits to quell. The Jesuits were obliged to disburse 684,000 Mexican pesos, to which the viceroy contributed. He mentions a then very recently printed 100-page treatise condemning the Jesuits, now exceedingly scarce, and titled, "Riflessioni di um Portoghese Sopra il Memoriale presentado da' PP. Gesuiti alla Santtità di PP. Clemente XIII. Felicemente Regnante. Esposte in una Lettera ad un Amico di Roma Lisbon, 1758." One page is devoted to significant events in Paraguay and Lima in 1731, surrounding the controversial execution of "Giovanni Antequeira" the de facto governor of the Spanish colonial Province of Paraguay, José Antequera y Castro (1689-1731), and his secretary Juan de Mena. [José Antequera y Castro had antagonized the Jesuits and also coveted their wealth. The Viceroy in Peru, Joseph de Armendáriz, Marques of Castelfuerte, ordered him to stand trial in Lima, where he was sentenced to death. Fearing an uprising by the populace who supported Antequera, the Viceroy dispatched soldiers with fixed bayonets to accompany him, riding a mule, to the scaffold. He ordered that Antequera should be beheaded as well as hanged. He then summoned Antequera's aged secretary Juan de Mena from the gaol, and accompanied him to the scaffold where he was beheaded.] The Spanish Armada is also mentioned, "Armada de Barlovento" meaning "Windward Fleet." [The armada was important to Spanish politics in America, playing a crucial defensive and logistical role, particularly in protecting the trade and the coasts of the Spanish territories in America. The Armada was dissolved in the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.] Following are some excerpts from the letter [with rough translation]: "Certa cosa é che per Le luoghi viaggi che ho fatto Europa tutta nella miglior e maggior parte dell'Asia, e nella due Americhe Spagnole, replicatamente [ripetutamente] a Mexico, mi sono trovato a portata d'essere instruitto del grande commercio, che li Padri fanno nella Costa Orientale in Manilla... in Portovelo, Panama, Popaian, Quito, Guiaichil, Lima o Los Reyes Capitale del Peru, e el Chille ed in tutta quella costa bagnata del Pacifico, come pure nella Nuova Spagna, Guatemala, Zonzonate... Havanna... e finalmente in tutti li luoghi dove hanno Collegii e Missioni con scandalo universale, non dico solamente de commercianti, ma di tutti li naturali di quelle regioni, che esageravano con qual morale / sendo sacerdoti, e contra tante censure e Bolle Pontificie / pottessero [potessero] fare questo Universale Commercio non solo in tutte le parit del mondo scoperto, ma in tutte le diverse specie de generi allo stesso Commercio pertinenti." [Certainly by travelling places, the best of Europe and most of Asia, and in both of the Spanish Americas, repeatedly in Mexico, I found myself within reach of being instructed/informed in big business, by the Fathers on the east coast of Manilla... in Portovelo, Panama, Popaian, Quito, Guachichil.... Lima Capital of Peru... and in all that wet Pacific coast, as well as in New Spain, Guatemala, Zonzonate... Havana... and finally in all places where they have Colleges and Missions with universal scandal... not only from merchants, but also from all natives of the regions, who exaggerated by what morals (...) the priests, and against the many censures and Papal Bulls... potentially this universal commerce could not only be in all of the discovered world, but in all regions where the different types of (...) is relevant for commerce.] "Qui devo fare una breve digressioner, perche nella descrizione e topografica che ho fatto di sopra ho lasciato La California, Peninsola grande e ricca sopra le molte scoperte quantunque Le di Lei richezze siano â pochissimi note separata della Costa della Nuova Spagna... hora questa California é abbondante d'Oro, & pietre preciose, ed il Mare di perle Coralli, èd altre rarità marine: Lé conseguirono a titolo di missione, Li Padri dal Monarca Cattolico, e furono loro Li primi a penetrarla, ed entratti, per cosi dire... alla riserva di quei pochissimi â cui é commesso il commercio..." [Here I must make a brief digression because in the topographical description above I have omitted California, a large peninsula where many great riches have been discovered... a few separate notes on the Coast of New Spain... At this time California is abundant with gold, & precious stones, and with Coral Sea pearls, and other marine rarities: The Fathers of the Catholic monarch established a mission, and they were the first to penetrate, and extract them, so to speak... of the reserves, very few are committed the trade...] "... di voler prendere nella Sua Nave Santo Antonio Capitana della Flottiglia chiamata los Azogues... una Cassetina per consegnarla al Collegio di Padri del Porto Santa Maria di Cadice. Rispose il Conte, Comparve finalmente... volle sapere cosa racchiudeva in se la Casset, e disse il Procuratore ch'erano bagatelle, conchiglie curiose, radici d'erbe rare medicinali che si coglievano nella California, e Corone o Rosari d'un precioso legno opèra de gl'Indj di quell'Isola... il Conte disse, che voleva uno de que Rosari... ripieni di perle di varie grandezze, di pietre preciose..." [... taken in his ship Santo Antonio by the Captain of the fleet called los Azogues... a small chest to deliver to the College of the Fathers of the Port of Saint Mary in Cadiz. The Count, who finally appeared... wanted to know what was contained in the chest, and the procurer told him that they were trifles, curious seashells, roots of rare medicinal herbs gathered in California, and crowns, or rosaries of precious wood handcrafted on that Island... the Count said he wanted one of those rosaries... filled with pearls of various sizes... of precious stones...] "Alteratosi il Conte, per l'inganno, parlo alto, e disse, che conseguirebbe La casseti al Signor D. Francesco de Varras Valdes Presidente della Casa della Contrattazione, ed Intendente Generale della Marina, e scriverebbe al Signor D. Guisepee Patigno Secretario di Stato, e del Dispaccio Universale." [Count Alteratosi, for the deception, spoke up and said that the small chest would be sent to Mr D. Francesco de Varras Valdes, President of the House of Trade, and Intendant General of the Navy, and that he would write to Mr D. Giusepee Patigno, State Secretary and the Universal Dispatch.] "che nel Paraguai... ad investogare il Loro procedere un Auditore del consiglio giustificato e dotto per nome D. Giovanni Antequeixa, Cavaliere dell'ordine di Calatrava, il quale, colâ giunto, venne di penetrare Le Tiranie dei Padri, e le richezze che accumulavano; E timorosi d'essere scoperti e privati del medesime riccorsero all Audienza Reale di Lima, querelandosi dell' Antequeira a cui formarono un processo tale, che fu chiamato dal ViceRe Don Joseph de Armendarez..." [in Paraguay... the investigation proceeded with an auditorium of justified council and a scholar named John D. Antequeixa, Knight of the order of Calatrava, who came... to penetrate the tyrannies of the Fathers, and the wealth they had accumulated; And fearful of getting caught and deprived of the same appeal to the Royal Audience of Lima, of finding fault in (Joseph de) Antequera who had formed the process, and which was called by the Viceroy Don Joseph de Armendariz, Marquis of Castelfuerte...] "Le maliziose calunnie ingiustamente accumulate all' Antequeira, fu sentenziato ad essere decolato, pero come le rare di lui qualita avevano captivate il populo tutto in di lui vantaggio... li Soldati del Pirhette che marchiavano con baionetta in canna le ammazzassero..." [The malicious slander unfairly accumulated against Antequera, was sentenced to be dismissed, but as he (Antequera) possessed the rare ability to captivate the people for his total advantage... Pirhette's soldiers marched with bayonets to kill him...] "... ad un librino... il di cui titulo e Riflessioni sopra l'espositione fatta del Padre Generale della Compagnie di IHS alla Santita del Regnate Pontifico sopra le colpe de Padri etc. tradotto dall Italiano e stampato nel Portughese... alla Santa Sede; e nella vita del Padre La Chaise... é una Velazione curiosissima d'un caso amoroso accaduto al medesimo confessore del Re in tempo di notte... nel 1735, da un Gesuita, che uscito della Compagnia, e rifugiatosi in Londra, si pose nel Commercio, e navigo meco dalla medesima Londra fini alla Jamaica." [...a small book... Reflections on the Exposition made the Father General of the Society of Jesus to His Holiness the Pontifical Sovereign over the sins of the Fathers etc. translated from Italian and printed in Portuguese... to the Holy See; and in the life of Father La Chaise ... is a revelation of a curious event that happened during the night to the same confessor of the King... (the book received) in 1735, from a Jesuit, who came out of the Society, and fled to London, entered commerce, and sailed with me from London to Jamaica.] End excerpts. The writer is a Jesuit named Pietro Antonio Contarini, possibly a descendent of Italian diplomat, cardinal and Bishop Gasparo Contarini (1483-1542) of Belluno, who was one of the first proponents of the dialogue with Protestants, after the Reformation. [The House of Contarini is one of the twelve founding and ruling families of the Venetian Republica, from which eight Doges emerged, as well as other notables. Considered the most powerful of Venetian families, and controlling the largest number of seats in the Great Council of Venice from the period before the Serrata del Maggior Consiglio to the end of the republic in 1797, among them are a number of important diplomats, cardinals and navy commanders, The Contarini led the Venetian Republic forward through ever changing eras commensurate with notable changes in trade, technology, trade, science, religion, art, banking and finance, diplomacy and war. Many wealthy Venetians, such as the Contarini, enjoyed the monetary and health benefits wrought from, for example, the spice trade, which facilitated longevity, a fundamental requirement for assumption of the role of Doge.] Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, 1st Count of Oeiras (1699-1782) was Secretary of the State of Internal Affairs of the Kingdom (the equivalent to today's Prime Minister) in the government of Joseph I of Portugal from 1750 to 1777. He expelled the Jesuits from Portugal on 3rd September 1759, forcing Pope Clement XIII to make the order at his instigation. The Portuguese title of nobility Count of Oeiras (Conde de Oeiras) was a created by a royal decree on 15 July 1759, by King Joseph I, and first granted to Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Head of the Portuguese Government. Other persons mentioned in the letter include: Padre Pietro Nascimben, Venetian and his colleague in grammar, in Mexico in 1734 at the College of St. Peter & St. Paul ("responsible for introducing choral singing in California"). Conte del Bene, Turinese, brother of Prince di Massarane, one of the guards of the Spanish king circa 1729 Antonio Spinola, commander of the Barlovento Armada Francisco de Varras y Valdez, Intendente de la Mariña de Indias, 1738, presidente della Casa della Contrattazione, Intendente Generale della Marina (president of the Consulado de Cadiz) e sciverebbe al Sig. D. Giuseppe Patigno (José Patiño), Secretario di Stato from 1726 Joseph de Armendariz, Marques de Castelfuerte & Viceroy of Peru (1724-1736) who restored order in Paraguay Archbishop Juan Antonio Vizarrón y Eguiarreta - Viceroy of Mexico (1734-1740) . Very Good. Manuscript.

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        The Compleat Angler? [Edited] by Moses Browne

      London: Printed and Sold by Henry Kent, 1759. The Second Moses Browne Edition ("The Seventh Edition, very much amended and improved"). With 10 engraved copperplates by H. Burgh, one page of music, one fishing scene head-piece and 15 woodcuts of fishand other woodcut illustrations. xxiv, 340, [8] pp. 1 vols. 12mo (152 x 90 mm.). Nineteenth Century full maroon pebbled morocco, gilt, front inner hinge just starting, else fine. Bookplate of Dean Sage. Burgh, H. The Second Moses Browne Edition ("The Seventh Edition, very much amended and improved"). With 10 engraved copperplates by H. Burgh, one page of music, one fishing scene head-piece and 15 woodcuts of fishand other woodcut illustrations. xxiv, 340, [8] pp. 1 vols. 12mo (152 x 90 mm.). Not only is the text expanded by 28 pages over the first Moses Browne (1750), but there is an additional 4 copperplates in the second. Browne's was a major edition of Walton, made at the suggestion of Samuel Johnson, and from it "the Angler's popularity dates." - Coigney. Westwood & Satchell, p. 220-1; Coigney 8; Heckscher 2017; Sage p. 211 (this copy)

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        Consolatio liber, quo se ipsum de filiae morte consolatus est.[copy imprint:] Paris, Nicolas Chesneau, 1583 ([Netherlands?], manuscript dated 1759 at end, binding probably ca.1700). Small 16mo (8.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm). The binding contains a Latin manuscript in dark brown ink on paper, written in a Latin hand. A very richly engraved and pierced silver binding (ca. 1700?), each board with 4 putti, 4 squirrels and about 30 very detailed flowers, all surrounding an oval cartouche, that on the front with an unidentified (imaginary?) coat of arms, that on the back left blank; the spine with 2 putti and about 22 very detailed flowers. The arms show: below, a square-rigged 3-masted ship in full sail (possibly alluding to the VOC or the Amsterdam city seal) and above, a hooded jacket, the whole with a king's helmet crested with a bare-chested man issuing. Two clasps with engraved flower decorations are hinged to the front plate and catch on the back plate. The bookblock is loosely inserted in the silver binding.

      A 1759 transcription of a printed edition of Cicero's Consolatio (Paris, 1583) inserted in a spectacular finely engraved and pierced silver binding. None of the silver elements bears a silver mark, but stylistically the binding appears to be older than the manuscript and does not fit it perfectly. We suspect it dates from the late 17th- or early 18th-century. The fine engraving, leaving only thin strands of metal in some places makes it look almost like filigree, but in fact the decorations on each board and the spine are the parts of the metal plate that were not engraved away, rather than wires added to it. The only similar arms found via Renesse (Daumiller in Brabant) seems not to match. The back board lacks the (plain) border piece at the head and one of its rivets, the horizontal band at the foot of the spine has lost its central rivet and cracked through the rivet hole, but the binding is otherwise in very good condition. A truly unique and extraordinary custom-made silver binding.

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        Gesamtansicht mit der Bombardierung der Stadt im Jahre 1759 durch die Engländer ('Bombardirung von Havre de Grace durch den Englischen Admiral Rodney geschehen.').

      - Kupferstich b. Philipp Wilhelm Fleischbein in Frankfurt, 1759, 14 x 33,5 (extremely rare!)

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        Consolatio liber, quo se ipsum de filiae morte consolatus est.[copy imprint:] Paris, Nicolas Chesneau, 1583 ([Netherlands?], manuscript dated 1759 at end, binding probably ca.1700). Small 16mo (8.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm). The binding contains a Latin manuscript in dark brown ink on paper, written in a Latin hand. A very richly engraved and pierced silver binding (ca. 1700?), each board with 4 putti, 4 squirrels and about 30 very detailed flowers, all surrounding an oval cartouche, that on the front with an unidentified (imaginary?) coat of arms, that on the back left blank; the spine with 2 putti and about 22 very detailed flowers. The arms show: below, a square-rigged 3-masted ship in full sail (possibly alluding to the VOC or the Amsterdam city se

      - A 1759 transcription of a printed edition of Cicero's Consolatio (Paris, 1583) inserted in a spectacular finely engraved and pierced silver binding. None of the silver elements bears a silver mark, but stylistically the binding appears to be older than the manuscript and does not fit it perfectly. We suspect it dates from the late 17th- or early 18th-century. The fine engraving, leaving only thin strands of metal in some places makes it look almost like filigree, but in fact the decorations on each board and the spine are the parts of the metal plate that were not engraved away, rather than wires added to it. The only similar arms found via Renesse (Daumiller in Brabant) seems not to match. The back board lacks the (plain) border piece at the head and one of its rivets, the horizontal band at the foot of the spine has lost its central rivet and cracked through the rivet hole, but the binding is otherwise in very good condition. A truly unique and extraordinary custom-made silver binding.

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        Inscriptiones Bononienses infimi aevi Romae Extantes collectae.

      Roma 1759 - In 4°, pp. (6), CCXXXVIII, marca tipografica incisa al frontespizio, legatura coeva in pergamena, al dorso tassello con titolo impresso in oro. Esemplare marginoso, ottimo.

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        Collection de Machines, d'Instrumens, Ustensiles, Constructions, Appareils, etc. employés dans l'Economie rurale, domestique et industrielle. D'après les dessins faits dans diverses parties de l'Europe?

      - First edition of one of the most extensive and important lithographic works published in the early days of the medium. Lasteyrie (1759-1849), agronomist, industrialist, and philanthropist, was much involved in modernizing the agricultural techniques practiced in France. He had taken an interest in lithography almost from the beginning and was, in large part, responsible for making Paris the lithographic center of the world. He established his first lithographic press in Paris in 1815 and did much commercial work for the government, printing of caricatures, vanity projects for the "high society" of the city, and, above all, the drawings of artists and amateurs. The plates, all signed "C. de Last," contain depictions of farm buildings of various sorts; many kinds of fences, barriers, and walls; carriages, wagons, and wheel barrows; farm tools including hoes and rakes; distillation apparatus; bee hives of many sorts; wine-making equipment; irrigation devices including pumps, water raising devices, canals, and ditches; harnesses for horses, cows, and goats; racks to dry crops; bridges; furnaces; mills; baskets to be placed on horses; chicken coops; ladders; trellises; gates; shelves for aging cheeses; dairy equipment; picks and axes; barns; bird houses; silos; designs for stalls for horses and cows; dams; green houses; etc.; etc. A fine and attractive copy. Bookplate of the Chateau de Monbouan. ? Twyman, Lithography, pp. 49-57. 199 finely lithographed plates (the plate "Irrigations, No. 6" in Vol. I was not published). Lithographed title, 48 printed leaves of text including final leaf listing plates; one lithographed leaf of "Prospectus," lithographed title, 45 leaves of text incl. final leaf listing plates. Two parts in one vol. Large 4to, cont. green half-sheep (joints very carefully repaired), spine gilt. Paris, "á l'Etabissement lithographique du Comte de Lasteyrie, Rue du Bac No. 58," 1820-21 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mikroskopische Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung. With : (2) Nachleese seiner mikroskopischen Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung. (3) Abgenötigte Vertheidigung als ein Anhang seiner mikro-skopischen Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung. (4) Letzte Beobachtungen seiner mikroskopischen Ergötzungen, welche ein nicht gemeines Nest mit der kleinsten Art von Schlupfwespen in Flockwolle enthalten; nebst der Beschreibung und Abbildung eines neuen und vollständigen Universalmikroskops von W. Burucker.Nuremberg, A.W. Winterschmidt, 1762-1776. 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With two engraved frontispieces (a hand-coloured to the first and a black and white to the second part), full-page engraved black and white portrait of Friedrich of Brandenburg after Ledermüller, in total 162 hand-coloured engraved plates by A. W. Winterschmidt, some head- and pieces in text, of which one engraved. Contemporary vellum.

      Brunet III, cols. 918-919; Horn & Schenkling 13091 and 3093; Hünersdorff, Coffee, pp. 862-63; Nissen, BBI 1156; Stafleu & Cowan 4288; V.d. Velde, Mikroscoop IV, p. 213. First edition, with the rare final part, of one of the most beautiful works on microscopy issued during the 18th century, containing remarkable coloured plates of magnified insects, shells, plants, and parts of the microscope, and an especially illuminating and drawing apparatus. The first part also includes a description of the coffee plant (pp. 189-194); the plant itself, ''with details of the blossom and fruit is illustrated on plate 97, and in microscopic detail on plate 98'' (Hünersdorff).This "highly estimated work" (Brunet), was published in installments from 1759 onwards, though the complete first part is dated 1762. Before the first series of 100 plates was finished in 1763, the Nachleese , or first continuation, issued in five installments of ten plates each, was started in April 1762. In 1765 a second continuation was published in two installments, containing a 20 pp. description of a microscope on one plate and Winterschmidt's notes of 8 pages on a house-fly on one plate on another (the latter present here from another copy and loosely inserted). In 1776 the very rare third continuation was published posthumously as Letzte Beobachtungen seiner mikroskopischen Ergötzungen, welche ein nicht gemeines Nest mit der kleinsten Art von Schlupfwespen in Flockwolle enthalten (two pages with two hand-coloured plates) and Nebst der Beschreibung und Abbildung eines neuen und vollständigen Universalmikroskops, welches dreyerley Arten von Sonnenmikroskopen, ein Compositum, ein Anatomisches, ein Einfaches, und ein Hand- oder Spaziermikroskop; auch zweyerley Arten von Cameris Obscuris abgiebt. Herausgebracht und verfertigt von Wilhelm Burucker (eight pages with eight hand-coloured plates). This continuation was not incorporated in the later edition of 1804. Apart from the sophistication mentioned, a fine work in a contemporary binding.

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        Traité sur la nature et sur la culture de la vigne, sur le vin, la façon de le faire, et la manière de le bien gouverner. À l'usage des différens vignobles du royaume de France. Seconde édition, augmentée et corrigée.

      Savoye, 1759. Due volumi in-12, pp. xxiv, 534 (2), (10) 304. Con 15 tavole f.t. incise in rame e più volte ripiegate. ed una tabella (anch'essa ripiegata). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Esemplare genuino e fresco, in ottimo stato di conservazione, senza difetti e con tutte le tavole perfettamente integre. Si tratta della importante e non comune seconda edizione di quest'opera che vide la luce originariamente nel 1752 ma che, in questa nuova edizione, viene completamente rifatta ed enormemente ampliata. Cfr. Oberlé: "L'ouvrage parut d'abord en un volume de 102 pages en 1752. Cette seconde édition est tellement augmentée qu'il s'agit presque entièrement d'un livre nouveau. C'est un des ouvrages capitaux du 18e siècle sur la viticulture, fait sous les yeux et avec des notes de Duhamel Du Monceau". Per l'ampiezza della trattazione e l'autorità dei testi viene considerato il più importante trattato di viticoltura del '700 edito in Francia. Cfr. anche Vicaire 93; Simon 533.

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        Miscellanea philosophico-mathematica societatis privatae taurinensis. Tomus primus. (segue:) Mélanges de philosophie et de mathématique de la Societé Royale de Turin pour les années 1760-1761.

      Tipografia Reale, 1759-1761., Torino, - Pp. (8), 51, (1); 146; X, 146, 5, (1). Con 4 tavv. ripiegate f.t. in fine. Pp. (4), 224; 344, 108. Con 6 tavv. inc. f.t. in fine. Due volumi in 4° (23,3 x 17). Vignette incise ai frontespizi, magnifica grande testatina allegorica con ritratto del Re di Sardegna inciso dal Peiroleri alla dedicatoria. Lievi macchie marginali a pochi fogli del secondo tomo, nel complesso ottimo insieme fresco in legature uniformi mezza pelle e angoli, tagli rossi. Importante insieme dei due primi volumi di memorie e atti della costituita Società privata torinese, voluta fermamente dai celebri Cigna, Lagrange e Saluzzo di Monesiglio e che in seguito (1783) assumerà il nome di Accademia delle Scienze. Da quel momento e sino ai giorni nostri lAccademia diventerà un punto di riferimento mondiale per le materie scientifiche anche grazie a questi volumi di memorie e trattati. I due voll. contengono preziosi saggi; tra questi risulta di particolare importanza lo studio del Lagrange sulla propagazione del suono. Rare first and second volume of Memories of the Royal turinese Scientific Academy, founded by Cigna, Saluzzo and Lagrange. Complete with 10 plates out-of-text. A few light stains at beginning of the second volume, overall a fresh nice set in contemporary half calf, red edges.

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        Candide ou LOptisme, Traduit de L'Allemand de Mr Le Docteur Ralph

      Gabriel Cramer, Geneva 1759 - Candide ou L'Optisme, Traduit de L'Allemand de Mr Le Docteur Ralph by Voltaire.A beautiful rebound copy of this classic French satire work, Candide ou L'Optisme, by Voltaire in very good condition. This novella has been translated many times and it is unusual to find such a good copy.Rebound in calf leather with embossed decorations on the covers. Original back strip is retained on the spine edge. The spine is decorated and in very good condition. Marbled end papers, replaced. The contents are clean and have marbled edges. Hardly any foxing. Signature of previous owner on the front free page. There is a small section of the page ends which is missing and not significantly noticeable. A previous owner has very neatly written 'Par M. de Voltaire' (by Mr Voltaire) on the title page. In French. 10 x 17". 237 pp plus 3 pages of 'tables of chapters' at the rear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mikroskopische Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung. With: (2) Nachleese seiner mikroskopischen Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung. (3) Abgenötigte Vertheidigung als ein Anhang seiner mikro-skopischen Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung. (4) Letzte Beobachtungen seiner mikroskopischen Ergötzungen, welche ein nicht gemeines Nest mit der kleinsten Art von Schlupfwespen in Flockwolle enthalten; nebst der Beschreibung und Abbildung eines neuen und vollständigen Universalmikroskops von W. Burucker.Nuremberg, A.W. Winterschmidt, 1762-1776. 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With two engraved frontispieces (a hand-coloured to the first and a black and white to the second part), full-page engraved black and white portrait of Friedrich of Brandenburg after Ledermüller, in total

      - Brunet III, cols. 918-919; Horn & Schenkling 13091 and 3093; Hünersdorff, Coffee, pp. 862-63; Nissen, BBI 1156; Stafleu & Cowan 4288; V.d. Velde, Mikroscoop IV, p. 213. First edition, with the rare final part, of one of the most beautiful works on microscopy issued during the 18th century, containing remarkable coloured plates of magnified insects, shells, plants, and parts of the microscope, and an especially illuminating and drawing apparatus. The first part also includes a description of the coffee plant (pp. 189-194); the plant itself, ''with details of the blossom and fruit is illustrated on plate 97, and in microscopic detail on plate 98'' (Hünersdorff).This "highly estimated work" (Brunet), was published in installments from 1759 onwards, though the complete first part is dated 1762. Before the first series of 100 plates was finished in 1763, the Nachleese , or first continuation, issued in five installments of ten plates each, was started in April 1762. In 1765 a second continuation was published in two installments, containing a 20 pp. description of a microscope on one plate and Winterschmidt's notes of 8 pages on a house-fly on one plate on another (the latter present here from another copy and loosely inserted). In 1776 the very rare third continuation was published posthumously as Letzte Beobachtungen seiner mikroskopischen Ergötzungen, welche ein nicht gemeines Nest mit der kleinsten Art von Schlupfwespen in Flockwolle enthalten (two pages with two hand-coloured plates) and Nebst der Beschreibung und Abbildung eines neuen und vollständigen Universalmikroskops, welches dreyerley Arten von Sonnenmikroskopen, ein Compositum, ein Anatomisches, ein Einfaches, und ein Hand- oder Spaziermikroskop; auch zweyerley Arten von Cameris Obscuris abgiebt. Herausgebracht und verfertigt von Wilhelm Burucker (eight pages with eight hand-coloured plates). This continuation was not incorporated in the later edition of 1804. Apart from the sophistication mentioned, a fine work in a contemporary binding.

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        Traité des accouchements contenant des observations importantes sur la pratique de cet art , deux petits traités (.) maladie des matrices, maladies des enfants, le sang des femmes grosses, le dépot laiteux.Corrigé et publié par Morisot des landes Edition originale 1759

      Paris Desaint et Saillant , Le Prieur 1759 - Traité des accouchements contenant des observations importantes sur la pratique de cet art , deux petits traités (.) maladie des matrices, maladies des enfants, le sang des femmes grosses, le dépot laiteux.Corrigé et publié par Morisot des landes Edition originale 1759Observations importantes sur le manuel des accouchements(.)traduit du latin augmentée de réflexions sur les points les plus intéressants par Jacques Jean Bruhier d'Ablaincourt. Paris Desaint et Saillant , Le Prieur 1759 Un volume in quarto 26 x 21 cm de XL ,419, [3] pages, pleine basane de l'époque. Quelques épidermures mais bon exemplaire. Édition originale posthume du traité de Nicolas Puzos (1686-1753), l'un des plus célèbres accoucheurs du XVIIIe siècle et le premier à avoir été chargé de faire des cours d'accouchements pour les sages-femmes dans les écoles de chirurgie. Cette publication fut conçue à l'initiative de la famille de l'auteur, qui chargea Morisot-Deslandes de mettre en ordre et de corriger les cahiers de travail manuscrits afin de les publier. Outre les deux traités et les quatre mémoires cités dans le titre, l'édition comprend une dissertation de Morisot-Deslandes sur les accouchements, un éloge de Nicolas Puzos par Morand et la traduction d'une dissertation latine de M. Crantz, médecin allemand, sur la rupture de la Matrice. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan de l'Affaire de Maxen prés de Dresde le 19, Novembre 1759.

      - aquarell. Tuschezeichnung, dat. 1759, 32,5 x 94 Hervorragender Manuskriptplan der Umgebung von Maxen mit Einzeichnung der Truppenstellungen und -bewegungen des Gefechts am 20. November 1759 zwischen österreichischen und preußischen Truppen während des Siebenjährigen Krieges. Das Gefecht endete mit einer vollständigen Niederlage der Preußen und ging als Finckenfang (nach Generalleutnant Friedrich August von Finck der wie ein Großteil seiner Truppen in Gefangenschaft geriet) in die Geschichte ein. Die detailreiche Karte reicht von Dippoldiswalde im Westen bis Mügeln (Stadt Heidenau) und zur Elbe im Osten. Mit genauer Einzeichnung der Wälder, Bäche, Häuser und Höhenzüge. Unterhalb der Darstellung Legende von A-Z. Mehrfach gefaltet mit kleineren Läsuren, verso Reste von Siegelwachs.

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        Miscellaneous Pieces.

      London: Printed for D. Wilson and T. Durham,, 1759. Translated from the new edition of his works in quarto printed at Paris. Octavo (203 x 118 mm). Contemporary calf, titles to red morocco label to spine, gilt decorated compartments, double rule frame to covers gilt, edges sprinkled red. Small chip to head of spine, slight wear to tops, top edge dust toned, slight scratches to covers, 6 stubs visible at inner margin between pp. 100-1 due to printing error, with no effect on the collation; an excellent copy. First edition in English. This collection contains: an essay upon taste; New Persian Letters; The Temple of Gnidus; a Defence of the Spirit of Laws: to which are added some explanations, and a speech given by Montesquieu in Paris on 24 January 1728. It also contains the Eulogium on Montesquieu and an Analysis of the Spirit of Laws by Jean le Rond d'Alembert, the French mathematician, philosopher and theorist. Montesquieu's L'Esprit des Loix was a huge influence both on English law, especially as mediated by William Blackstone, and on those who framed the American Constitution. Blackstone's Commentaries, Hamilton's Federalist Papers and Tocqueville's Democracy in America are all thoroughly imbued with Montesquieu's theories. In particular, Montesquieu is credited with the idea that the powers of government should be separated and balanced in order to guarantee the freedom of the individual, a key concept in the creation of the US Constitution. An uncommon work, traced twice at auction. This copy with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to the front pastedown, heir to a successful chain of dispensing chemists, based in Nelson, Lancashire: "A collector of books, in a delightful room at his home, white-painted bookshelves stacked high on all the available wall space show to advantage the hand-tooled leather bindings of a collection that has been acquired slowly and with discrimination over the years" (The Chemist and Druggist, 7 September 1957).

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        Thesaurus Dissertationum, Programmatum, Aliorumque Opusculorum Selectissimorum Ad Omnem Midicinae Ambitum Pertinentium.

      Bd. 1 u. 2 Titelauflage, Bd. 3 Erstausgabe. 3 Bände. 25 x 22 cm. XV, 572 S. 4 Bll., VIII, 623 S. XV, 575 S. Karton der Zeit mit zwei stark beschabten Rsch. Ecken und Kapitale aufgestoßen. Rot gesprenkelter Seitenschnitt, angestaubt. Innen leicht gebräunt, stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Volumen Primum (Auszug I-V): I: M. George Christian Reichel: De Epiphysium ab ossium Diaphysi diductione. 1759. Taf. 1 u. 2. II: Dissertatio de humeri Amputatione ex Articulo, quam Praeside Rudolfo Aug. Vogel, defendit auctor Petrus Henricus Dahl, 1760. Taf. 3. III: Programma Academicum quo Capsam Petitianam Pluribus Cruris Complicate Fracti Casibus. Aptandam Proponit Joannes Traugott Adolph. 1760. Tafel 4. IV: Nobilissimo Illustrissimo J. G. Zimmermanno M. D. de Morbo Nigro, Scirris Viscerum, Cephalea, Inoculatione, Irritabilitate, cum Cadaverum Sectioniub S. A. D. Tissot M. D. 1760. V: Historia Medica Morbi Epidemici sive Febris Petechialis auqe ab anno 1759. Fere Finiente usque ad annum 1759. Viennae Grassate est cui Adjecta Notabilium Observationum anatomicaru Decas. Auctore Joann. Georg Hasenöhrl, 1760. Mit 25 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Enthält 66 medizinische Arbeiten, viele zur Neuroanatomie. Sandiforts internationale Auswahl trifft bemerkenswert viele Autoren und Arbeiten, die heute Aufnahme in Garrison-M. gefunden haben. Insgesamt sauberes Exemplar, die Stiche manchmal stockfleckig. Schöne, gestochene Vignetten With 25 folded copper engravings. Including 66 medical works, many of them about neuro anatomy. Sandiforts international range fixes many authors and works, these are today in the collection "Garrison-M." All in all exemplar in clean condition, the etchings sometimes foxed. Binding chamferred and rubbed. Eduard Sandifort (* 14. November 1742 in Dordrecht 12. Februar 1814 in Leiden) war ein niederländischer Anatom und gilt als Vater der pathologischen Ikonographie. (Wikip.)

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        Prospetto della seconda Machina eretta per comando di Sua Eccellenza il Sig. Principe Don Lorenzo Colonna la sera delli 29 Giugno1759

      1759 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1759. Da un soggetto di Paolo Posi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, qualche piega di carta, minimi difetti, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was then followed by two series o

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        Memoires sur l'ancienne chevalerie, consideree comme un etablissement politique et militaire

      Paris; Nicolas Bonaventure Duchesne, 1759. 2 voll.; in 16°; pp. XI (1), 391 (1); (4) 317 (3); leg. coeva in piena pelle con ricchi fregi e titolo impressi in oro al dorso; unghiatura decorata; tagli colorati rossi. Questa importante e rara opera in edizione originale contiene oltre alle cinque memorie corredate dalle erudite note dell'autore, che formano un trattato completo sull'antica cavalleria, una dissertazione sulla lettura degli antichi romanzi cavallereschi, estratti di poesie provenzali, uno scritto sulle antiche onoranze della corte di Borgogna, interessante per la conoscenza delle usanze cavalleresche. Cfr. Brunet V, 65. Thiebaud (543) sottolinea inoltre di quest'opera la validità in tema di conoscenza della caccia nell'antichità

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        Obelisco Egizio

      Roma 1759 - - TERZO STATO DI CINQUE - Acquaforte e bulino, 1759, firmata in lastra . Esemplare nel terzo stato di cinque, della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio con letter CB", con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L’opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All’opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall’editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell’autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. - THE THIRD STATE OF FIVE - Etching with engraving, 1759, signed on plate. From the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB", with margins, very good condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building. Hind 53 III/V; Focillon 800; Wilton-Ely 164. Dimensioni 405 540mm [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MANUSCRIT EN ITALIEN]. PRINCIPI DI MECCANICA [PRINCIPES DE MÉCANIQUE]. 1759.

      probablement près de Brescia ?], 1756-1759 - 1 volume in-folio (34 x 24,5 cm) de 235 pages chiffrées à l'exception de la page de titre qui compte pour la page 1. La page de titre est dessinée (dessin au lavis rocaille) et calligraphiée. Au bas ç gauche de la page de titre on peut lire à la plume Barella, en bas au centre "1756. 30 Xbre. On lit ce même nom : Barella en haut à gauche de la garde blanche collée au verso du premier plat. Nombreuses figures à la plume dans le texte. Reliure plein parchemin à l'imitation, dos à nerfs muet. Excellent état de l'ensemble. Belle écriture bien lisible. Le texte est en italien tandis qu'on trouve quelques titres de chapitres repris en marge d'une autre plume, en français cette fois. Le manuscrit est divisé en 2 parties. La première partie s'intitule Nozioni preliminari riguardanti la natura del movimento, e le sue principali spezie (nature du mouvement des principales espèces). La deuxième partie s'intitule Della Meccanica (de la Mécanique). Au début on trouve sur deux feuillets titrés du titre principal Principii di Meccanica, un Objet de la Mécanique, les Divisions de la Mécanique, une Histoire de la Mécanique. Sous toute réserve, il pourrait s'agir d'une copie d'un cours de Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736-1813) lorsqu'il était professeur à l’école d’artillerie de Turin où il fut nommé en 1755 à l'âge de 19 ans. Ce qui nous fait penser qu'il pourrait s'agir d'une copie d'un des premiers cours de mécanique de Lagrange est le fait que Lagrange n'est jamais cité dans l'intégralité du manuscrit et que les titres des chapitres correspondent aux différents points de la mécanique étudiés et résolus par Lagrange. La Mécanique analytique de Lagrange n'a été publiée qu'en 1788, sans figures, celles-ci rendues inutiles par l'emploi en tous cas de formules algébriques. A partir de la page 177 notre manuscrit traite des Machines (poulie, engrenage, levier, treuil, roue dentée, vis, etc.). En résumé, nous vendons ce manuscrit de Mécanique pour ce que nous savons avec certitude, c'est à dire qu'il a été rédigé entre 1756 et 1759, probablement achevé en 1759, en Italie du nord (proche de Brescia ou Turin). il est rédigé en italien, comporte très peu de ratures et est agrémenté de nombreuses figures (précises). Il est complet. L'attribution du texte à Lagrange mérite d'être vérifiée et n'influe ici en rien sur le prix proposé. Ce manuscrit est vendu pour ce qu'il est, c'est à dire une copie anonyme en italien d'un traité complet de Mécanique en deux parties du milieu du XVIIIe siècle. Nous n'avons retrouvé aucun imprimé au cours de la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle reprenant ce texte en italien, ni aucune traduction en français. BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Glaubwürdige Nachrichten von dem Türkischen Reiche nach seiner neuesten Religions- und Staatsverfassung nebst der Beschreibung eines zu Smyrnen errichteten Evangelischen Kirchenwesens.

      8. 7 Bll., 360 S., 5 Bll., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Lüdeke war zwischen 1759 und 1768 Prediger zu Smyrna diesen Aufenthalt nutzte er, um Land und Kultur der Türken zu erforschen und berichtet u.a in diesem Werk mit großer Informationsfülle davon. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Etw. gebräunt u. tlw. leicht stock- bzw. braunfleckig. - Hamberger/Meusel 532 Enslin 205.

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        Miscellaneous Pieces. Translated from the new edition of his works in quarto printed at Paris.

      London: Printed for D. Wilson and T. Durham, 1759 - Octavo (203 x 118 mm). Contemporary calf, titles to red morocco label to spine, gilt decorated compartments, double rule frame to covers gilt, edges sprinkled red. Small chip to head of spine, slight wear to tops, top edge dust toned, slight scratches to covers, 6 stubs visible at inner margin between pp. 100-1 due to printing error, with no effect on the collation; an excellent copy. First edition in English. This collection contains: an essay upon taste; New Persian Letters; The Temple of Gnidus; a Defence of the Spirit of Laws: to which are added some explanations, and a speech given by Montesquieu in Paris on 24 January 1728. It also contains the Eulogium on Montesquieu and an Analysis of the Spirit of Laws by Jean le Rond d'Alembert, the French mathematician, philosopher and theorist. Montesquieu's L'Esprit des Loix was a huge influence both on English law, especially as mediated by William Blackstone, and on those who framed the American Constitution. Blackstone's Commentaries, Hamilton's Federalist Papers and Tocqueville's Democracy in America are all thoroughly imbued with Montesquieu's theories. In particular, Montesquieu is credited with the idea that the powers of government should be separated and balanced in order to guarantee the freedom of the individual, a key concept in the creation of the US Constitution. An uncommon work, traced twice at auction. This copy with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to the front pastedown, heir to a successful chain of dispensing chemists, based in Nelson, Lancashire: "A collector of books, in a delightful room at his home, white-painted bookshelves stacked high on all the available wall space show to advantage the hand-tooled leather bindings of a collection that has been acquired slowly and with discrimination over the years" (The Chemist and Druggist, 7 September 1957). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        BAYERN. -, Bürger-Militär Almanach für das Königreich Baiern 1809.

      17 x 11 cm. 8 Bl. Kalendarium, 256 S. Mit gestoch. Titel und Porträt-Frontispiz, 4 gestoch. Tafeln mit Ansichten und 4 altkolorierten Kostümkupfern, 1 mehf. gefalt. Holschnitt-Ansicht und 1 mehrf. gefalt. gestoch. Stadtplan. Spätere Lwd. mit Rtit. Köhring 75 Lipperheide Qdc 5 Lentner 5644: "Äusserst selten! - Die brilliant kolorierten Militärkostüm-Kupfer sind hochinteressant und von Wert". - Mit den gesuchten dekorativen Ansichten (meist von P.J. Laminit) von München, Augsburg, Nürnberg und Innsbruck. Das Porträt-Frontispiz (gestochen von Hess) zeigt den bayerischen Außenminister Maximilian Joseph Freiherr von Montgelas (1759-1838). Mit der seltenen Ansicht von München in Holzschnitt und dem seltenen Stadtplan (Radierung) von Tobias Volckmer (1586-1659). - Die Beiträge sind zumeist genealogischer, historischer oder militärischer Natur, so z.B. über Bevölkerung der Staaten, Volksmenge von 307 Städten, über Erfindung der Buchdrucker- Formschneider und Kupferstecher-Kunst, Einführung des Pferderennens in Bayern etc. - Nur minimal fleckig. BAYERN, Militaria

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        La berlue

      Edition originale de ces deux ouvrages. Page de titre en rouge et noir pour La berlue, avec une vignette de titre figurant un aigle en vol devant ses oisillons.binding en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. spine à nerfs orné. Un manque et une fente au mors supérieur en tête. Bon exemplaire. AL'enseigne du lynx à Londres 1759 in-16 (8x14cm) (8) 160pp. ; 259pp. relié

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        MYSTICA CIUDAD DE DIOS, MILAGRO DE SU OMNIPOTENCIA, Y ABISMO DE LA GRACIA: HISTORIA DIVINA, Y VIDA DE LA VIRGEN MADRE DE DIOS, REYNA Y SEÑORA NUESTRA, MARIA SANTISSIMA, RESTAURADORA DE LA CULPA DE EVA, Y MEDIANERA DE LA GRACIA; Manifestada en estos ultimos siglos por la misma Señora. Sor Maria de Jesus, Abadesa del Convento de la Inmaculada Concepcion de la Villa de Agreda, de la Provincia de Burgos,. Tomo I, II, III y IV.

      Imprenta de la Causa de la V. Madre,, Madrid 1759 - 15x20. Tomo I: 675pp.+4+32hh. de índices, Tomo II: 255+260pp.+48hh. de índices, Tomo III: 262+426pp.50hh., Tomo IV: 304+324pp.+30hh. Portada a 2 tintas con orla. Texto a dos columnas. Piel de época. Cortes pintados. Defectos:Tomo I, taladro marginal de antigua polilla, que no afecta el texto y nota a bolígrafo en hoja de respeto. Tomo IV, 1 surco que afecta 40hh. de la parte central. Por lo demás, excelente estado de conservación del papel.

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        Lettres De Milady Juliette Catesby, A Milady Henriette Camply, Son Amie

      First Edition. Novel published anonymously and claimed translated from English. Full Calf blond marbled time. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Base joint split head along the first casing, and a bare blunt corner. Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni (1713-1792), was, after a mediocre actress necessity greatly appreciated novelist of his time, so much so that his peers refused to acknowledge that the author was a woman. His first novel was an immediate success and the following were better received, rented for the smoothness of style and attention to details, placing Madam Riccoboni among the best novelists of the eighteenth century. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n à Amsterdam 1759 In 12 (10x17cm) (2) 250pp. relié

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        Kurzgefasste zuverläßige Nachricht von den Holstein-Plönischen Landen, wobey zugleich die Geschichte von den beiden berühmten Clöstern Arensböck und Reinfeld ... mitgetheilet worden. Plön, (1759). 4 Bll., 376 S., 12 Bll. (Register). Vorgebunden: Schmid, L.H. Versuch einer historischen Beschreibung der an der Elbe belegnen Stadt Altona. Altona u. Flensburg, Korte, 1747. 4 Bll., 293 S., 3 Bll. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RSch. (etw. beschabt).

       1759 Zu Hansen: Kat. d. Landesbibl. SH, I 689; Holzmann/Bohatta III 6074.- Ohne die Stammtafel.- Werk zur Geschichte Plöns und den herrschenden Fürsten des Gebiets.- Zu Schmid: Frühe Stadtgeschichte mit zahlreichen Urkunden und Quellentexten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Braunschweigische Anzeigen. Funfzehntes (15.) Jahr - MDCCLIX (1759). 1. Stück (3. Januar) - 104 Stück (29. Dezember).

      gedruckt im großen Waisenhause, Braunschweig 1759. zweifarbiges Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette, 1728 Sp. und 2 Register, 8°., Halbpergament der Zeit, Pergament fleckig und nachgedunkelt, Einband berieben und mit kleinen Fehlstellen des marmorierten Bezugspapiers, Kanten bestoßen, Innendeckel fleckig, Papier gebräunt und teils etwas braunfleckig, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, (Braunschweigischer Anzeiger, Braunschweiger, Braunschweig, Aufklärung, Zeitung, Zeitungen, Zeitschrift, historische Zeitschriften). Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Anatomische, Chirurgische und Medicinische Beobachtungen und Untersuchungen

      Rostock, Koppe, 1759. 8, Halbpergament der Zeit, die Deckelbezüge mit Kiebitzpapier, gesprenkelter Schnitt. Frontispiz von G.L. Crusius (Porträt des Verfassers), Titel mit schöner Kupferstich-Vignette, 6 n.n. Bll. Vorrede und Inhaltsverz., 432 SS., 4 n.n. Bll. Register, 11 ganzs. Kupfertafeln, zahlreiche hübsche Vignetten.

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        Oudeschild, Texel - Theodorus de Roode naar Pieter van Cuyck, 1759.

      DE REDE VAN TEXEL?Het Oude Schild op Texel?, kopergravure vervaardigd door Theodorus de Roode naar een tekening van Pieter van Cuyck uit 1759, uitgegeven te Delft door M. Roelofswaert . Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 27 x 38,5 cm.In de tijd van de VOC vertrokken de schepen uit Amsterdam, Enkhuizen en Hoorn vanaf de rede van Texel naar de Ori?nt. De schepen wachten net buiten Oudeschild op goede wind. Jaarlijks vertrekken zo?n drieduizend schepen vanaf De Rede van Texel aan hun reis, die vele maanden of zelfs jaren duurt.De VOC zorgt, door het inkopen van verse producten als vlees, groente en water, voor inkomsten voor Oudeschild. Met kleine bootjes leveren bewoners de spullen aan de schepen, die te groot zijn om dicht bij de kust te komen. De aanwezigheid van de VOC heeft grote aantrekkingskracht op mensen van buiten het eiland. Zo komen er veel loodsen in Oudeschild wonen, die de enorme zeilschepen letterlijk door de ondiepe stukken van de Waddenzee en het Marsdiep loodsen.Schilder en geschiedschrijver Pieter van Cuyck (1720 - 1787) is vooral bekend van zijn ?Brieven over Texel en de naby-gelegen eilanden?. Van Cuyck beschrijft hier niet alleen de geschiedenis van de eilanden, maar gaat ook in op de lokale gebruiken, het dialect, de natuur en de toeristische bezienswaardigheden. Het boek is door de schilder zelf van illustraties voorzien. Zijn tekeningen en nauwkeurige beschrijvingen zijn van groot belang voor het in beeld krijgen van Texel en de omliggende eilanden in de 18e eeuw.Prijs: ?750,-.

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        Bataille De Bergen, Gagnée par les Troupes du Roy Commandés par Mr. le Duc de Broglie lieut. Gal. des armés du Roy aua ordres de Mr. le prinec Ferdinand de 13 avril 1759'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Andouard b. Savignac in Paris, 1759, 31 x 46 Karte mit Einzeichnung altkolorierter Truppenstellungen zur Schlacht bei Bergen-Enkheim im Jahre 1759. - Die Karte zeigt das Gebiet Bad Vilbel, Frankfurt und Hanau. - Unter der Karte Erklärungen. - Faltkarte auf Leinen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Essays of Michael Seigneur de Montaigne. The seventh edition, with very considerable amendments and improvements. From the most elegant and accurate French edition of Peter Coste.

      London, S. and E. Ballard, 1759. - Three volumes (complete). Octavo. Volume I: [28],414,[26] pages/ Volume II: [4],608 pages / Volume III: [36], [4],468,[27] pages. Original Hardcover (contemporary calf with gilt lettering on spine). Very good condition with the original spinelabels. Interior bright and clean. No foxing. Rear cover of Volume II nearly detached (this volume needs attention from a bookbinder). Provenience: From the library of Henry Augustus Viscount Dillon, with his bookplate / Exlibris in all three volumes. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592) was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with serious intellectual insight; his massive volume Essais (translated literally as "Attempts" or "Trials") contains some of the most influential essays ever written. Montaigne had a direct influence on writers all over the world, including Francis Bacon, René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Albert Hirschman, William Hazlitt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stefan Zweig, Eric Hoffer, Isaac Asimov, and possibly on the later works of William Shakespeare. In his own lifetime, Montaigne was admired more as a statesman than as an author. The tendency in his essays to digress into anecdotes and personal ruminations was seen as detrimental to proper style rather than as an innovation, and his declaration that, 'I am myself the matter of my book', was viewed by his contemporaries as self-indulgent. In time, however, Montaigne would come to be recognized as embodying, perhaps better than any other author of his time, the spirit of freely entertaining doubt which began to emerge at that time. He is most famously known for his skeptical remark, "Que sçay-je?" ("What do I know?", in Middle French; directly rendered Que sais-je? in modern French). Remarkably modern even to readers today, Montaigne's attempt to examine the world through the lens of the only thing he can depend on implicitly—his own judgment—makes him more accessible to modern readers than any other author of the Renaissance. Much of modern literary non-fiction has found inspiration in Montaigne and writers of all kinds continue to read him for his masterful balance of intellectual knowledge and personal storytelling. (Wikipedia) Provenience: Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee, 13th Viscount Dillon (28 October 1777 – 24 July 1832) was an Irish peer, writer and MP for Harwich and for County Mayo. Henry Augustus was born on 28 October 1777 at Brussels, the son of Charles Dillon-Lee, the twelfth Viscount Dillon, and his wife Henrietta Maria, the only daughter of Constantine John Phipps, 1st Baron Mulgrave. In the year 1794, when he was seventeen years old, Henry Augustus was a Colonel of the Irish Brigade. In 1799, at age 22, he was a Member of Parliament for County Harwich, and in 1802 became a Knight for Mayo. His knighthood ended in 1813 upon the death of his father, when he acceded to the Peerage as the thirteenth Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen. In February 1807, Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee married Henrietta Browne, sister of Dominick, 1st Baron Oranmore and Browne, daughter of Dominick-Geoffrey Browne, by Margaret, daughter of the Hon. George Browne, 4th son of the 1st Earl of Altamont. The marriage produced nine children: Henrietta Maria (1807, Halifax – 1895, London), a social reformer, married Edward John Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley. Margaret Frances Florence (d. 1885), m. to geologist William John Hamilton. Louisa Anne Rose, d. 1902, m. to the Hon. Spencer-Cecil Ponsonby of Bessborough. Helena Matilda. Charles Henry, b. 1810 at Dublin, d. 1865 at Ditchley, Oxford; succeeded his father as 14th Viscount. Theobald Dominick, b. 1811; succeeded his brother as 15th Viscount. Arthur Edmund Denis, b. 1812 at London, d. 1892 at Ditchley, Oxford; succeeded his brother as 16th Viscount. Constantine Augus

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        Omeroy Apanta h.e. Homeri Opera Omnia ex Recensione et cum Notis Samuelis Clarkii. Accessit Varietas Lectionum Ms. Lips. et Edd. Veterum cura Io. Augvsti Ernesti, qui et suas notas adspersit. Vol. I - V. (vollständig).

      Lipsiae (Leipzig]: G. T. Georgius, 2000 Buch und Zeitschriften Vlg., 2000 Buch und Zeitschriften Vlg., 1759 - 1764. - XII, 544 S.; 2 n.n. Bll., 556 S.; 3 n.n. Bll., 513 S.; 429 S.; XVI, 260 S., 98 n.n. Bll. (Index), 48 S. (Corrigenda et Attenda); Texte griechisch/lateinisch. Mit einem gestochenen Portät Homers als Frontispiz in Band I. Die Lederrücken etwas berieben, Kapitale oben und unten teils angestoßen. Band III mit ca. 6cm langem Riß in der vorderen Falz. Namenseintrag von 1772, sonst textsauber. Schnitt und teils die Seitenränder gebräunt. // Johann August Ernesti, Philologe und Theologe, geb. am 4. Aug. 1707 in Tennstädt, einem thüringischen Städtchen, gest. in Leipzig am 11. Sept. 1781. Ernesti studierte seit 1726 in Wittenberg und Leipzig Philologie, Philosophie, Theologie und Mathematik. 1730 wurde er Magister, 1731 Konrektor der Thomasschule zu Leipzig (und damit Vorgesetzter von Johann Sebastian Bach) und 1734 als Nachfolger von Johann Matthias Gesner deren Rektor, dem das vorliegenden Werk gewidmet ist. Zugleich seit 1742 a. o.Prof. der klassischen Literatur an der Universität, wurde Ernesti 1756 o.Prof. der Beredsamkeit und 1759 auch der Theologie. 1762 legte er das Rektorenamt nieder. Mit Gesner gilt Ernesti als Reformator der humanistischen Bildung, wobei ihm ein auf die Inhalte gerichtetes Studium der lateinischen Literatur als Bildungsziel vorschwebte; er erwarb sich den Ehrennamen "Germanorum Cicero". In der Theologie begründete er mit seiner Anweisung für den Ausleger des Neuen Testaments (Institutio interpretis Novi Testamenti, 1761) die philologisch-historische Exegese, die alle dogmatischen Aneignungskategorien als Gegenstände einer eigenständigen Dogmengeschichte zuwies. /vitrine gr Gewicht in Gramm: 6100 gebunden, Halblederbände der Zeit mit golgeprägten Rückentiteln auf 5 Bünden; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONFERÊNCIAS EXPURGATORIAS, QUE TEVE COM O DOUTOR APOLLONIO PHILOMUSO,

      - O Author da Balança intelectual, que podem servir de REPOSTA Ao que disse do mesmo Author, e da mesma Balança hum certo Regular do nosso Reino disfarçado, com o nome de THEOPHILO CARDOSO DA SILVEIRA, no Livro intitulado Segunda parte da Illuminação do Retrato de morte-cor; DEDICADAS AO ILLUSTRISSIMO SENHOR DOM NUNO ALVARES, PEREIRA DE MELLO. COIMBRA: Na oficina de Luis Secco Ferreira, Anno do Senhor de 1759. Com todas as licenças necessárias. In 4º De 20x14,5 cm com [viii], 99, [i] págs. 5 obras encadernadas num volume. Encadernção da época inteira de pele com nervos e ferros a ouro na lombada. Título gravado a ouro sobre rótulo vermelho. Cortes das folhas carminados. Valioso e muito raro conjunto de 5 obras de Pina e de Melo contendo poesia e obras polémicas sobre filosofia e religião. Segundo afirma Inocêncio o autor tentou destruir as obras que escreveu em defesa dos Jesuítas, (neste conjunto a 4ª e a 5ª obra) depois da expulsão da Companhia pelo Marquês de Pombal, daí a raridade dos exemplares. Exemplar com pequenos furos de traça nas margens dos três primeiros opúsculos sem afectar o texto. JUNTO COM: EGLOGA OU GENETHLIACO PASTORIL AO FELICISSIMO NASCIMENTO DO NOVO PRINCIPE Por FRANCISCO DE PINA E DE MELLO. Moço Fidalgo da Casa Real, e Academico da Academia Real da Historia Interlocutores ALBERTO TERENCIO PLAIO. COIMBRA: Na Real Imprensa da Universidade anno de 1762. Com as licenças necessárias. In 4º De 20x14,5 cm com [viii], 47, [i] págs. JUNTO COM: A BUCOLICA DE FRANCISCO DE PINA E DE MELLO, Repartida em dés Eglogas de estylo rustico em que fallaõ, e condemnaõ, com varias sentenças e moralidades os vícios comuns, Vaqueiros, Seareiros, Pescadores, Lavradores, Vinhateiros, e Hortoloens; A que se pode chamar ETHICA PASTORIL. QUARTA PARTE Das Rimas do mesmo Author. COIMBRA: No Real Collegio das Artes da Companhia de JESU. Anno de M. DCCLV. [1755] Com as licenças necessárias. In 4º De 20x14,5 cm com [viii], 211, [vii] págs. JUNTO COM: REPOSTA COMPULSORIA À CARTA EXHORTATORIA, Para que se retrate o seu Author das Calumnias que proferio contra Os Reverendissimos Padres DA COMPANHIA DE JESUS Da Provincia de Portugal. E lha dedica FRANCISCO DE PINA E DE MELLO, Moço Fidalgo da Casa Real, e Academico da Academia Real da Historia Portugueza. S.n. S.l. S. d. [1755] In 4º De 20x14,5 cm com [viii], 88 págs. JUNTO COM: CARTA APOLOGETICA Em defensa de alguns pontos da Reposta Compulsoria, e em que se defende também a Doutrina de s. Agostinho, e o sentido, com que em alguns lugares deve ser entendida. Sr. M. A. da S. Non de gloria comparanda, sed de invenientda veritate tractamus. Div. August. Lib. 3. Cap. 14. Contra Academ. S.n. S.l. S. d. [1758] In 4º De 20x14,5 cm. com 35, [i] págs. Conjunto de 5 obras em prosa e verso todas da autoria de Pina e de Melo. Inclui três peças (as 1ª, 4ª e 5ª) relativas a duas das muitas polémicas em que o autor se envolveu. A 1ª obra está incluída nos debates provocados pela publicação do Verdadeiro Método de Estudar de António Verney e é uma resposta do autor aos ataques que sofreu a sua anterior obra sobre o Verdadeiro Método que se intitula «Balança Intelectual» Os 4ª e 5ª opúsculos pertencem à polémica sobre a companhia de Jesus, que foi defendida pelo autor com grande coragem e de forma bem fundamentada. No 4º trabalho responde ao ataque feito à companhia por Diogo Barbosa Machado que é o autor da «Carta exortatória» e no 5º defende-se da acusação de sustentar posições teológicas erradas sobre os ensinamentos de Santo Agostinho acerca da comunhão das crianças. Os 2º e 3º opúsculos contêm obras de poesia. O 2º é um obra de ocasião em louvor do nascimento do Princípe D. José, (21-08-1761 a 11-09-1788) filho de D. Maria e inclui uma Ecloga, que é um poema dialogado em quintilhas e o Genetilico escrito em decassílabos brancos. O 3º inclui 10 éclogas, poemas dialogados entre pessoas do povo (texto impresso a duas colunas) a que se segue um conjunto de 50 sonetos que o autor considera a 5ª parte das suas

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        Quebek, de Hoofdstand van Kanada; aan de Rivier van St. Laurens: door de Engelschen belegero en by Verdrag benagtig'd, in't jaar 1759. [Map].

      Amsterdam, 1759. Map printed in 1759. Measures 12 7/8" x 16 7/8". Contains an index to letters identifying map locations; inset of 'de Rivier boren Quebek. Full margins, two small spots of staining near left edge, and two small spots of staining outside the neat line (in the margin) near the top right corner. Previously folded into a book. Minimal browning to the left edge, which would have been the fore-edge when housed in a book. An attractive map, showing ships in battle formations.. Unbound. Very good+ condition.

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        Der Künstler selbst vor der Staffelei

      [Johann Georg Hertel Verlag] [1759], [Augsburg] - Selbstportrait, original Radierung, von Johann Gottlieb Prestel (1739-1808), unter der Darstellung schwache, eigenhändige?, Signatur mit brauner Tinte, Format: ca. 27 x 38 cm Thieme / Becker XXVII S. 382 de 500 Grafik

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        Traité sur la nature et sur la culture de la vigne, sur le vin, la façon de le faire, et la manière de le bien gouverner. À l'usage des différens vignobles du royaume de France. Seconde édition, augmentée et corrigée

      1759 - XXIV-534-[2] p. et 3 pl. Paris, Savoye, 1759, , XXIV-534-[2] p. et 3 pl. dépliantes hors-texte ; [10]-304 p. et 13 pl. dépliantes hors-texte dont un tableau, 2 vol. in-12, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à caissons et fleuronnés, pièces de titre grenat, tomaisons dorées, tranches rouges, Seconde édition, la plus appréciée de cet ouvrage capital du XVIIIe siècle rédigé par un sommelier de Marie-Antoinette, "fait sous les yeux et avec des notes de Duhamel du Monceau". Les 15 planches dessinées par Maugein et gravées par Choffart montrent des pressoirs, cuves et instruments de vinification. Bon exemplaire, coiffes supérieures abîmées, deux coins usés, petites déchirures à certaines planches. Vicaire, 93. Oberlé collection Fristch, 91. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dominia Anglorum in præcipuis Insulis Americæ ut sunt Insula S. Christophori Antega Iamaica Barbados. English Colonies of American Islands with St. Christopher Antigua Jamaica Barbados

      Nuremberg. c1759 - Copper engraving. Later colouring. Size: 56 x 49 cm. In fine condition but with a printers crease top centre. The plate is made up of five separate, attractive maps at different scales, only two of which ascribe to being by Homann. The title is in Latin and German with English/German translations of mapping terms. The text on the maps is in German.

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        Geograph. Delineation des zu denen Kuhr Saechsischen Landen gehoerigen Marggraftums Oberlausitz, worinnen enthalten I. der Budisnische, II. der Goerlitzer, III. der Queis, und IV. der Eigenische Kreis nebst denen darinnen befindlichen Herrschaften Muscau, Hoyerswerda, Koenigsbruck, Rothenburg, Iahmen etc. .

      Petrus Schenk, Amsterdam 1759 - Vierteilige grenzkolorierte Kupferstichkarte mit großer Titelkartusche oben links., Kartengröße je 43x57cm. Die große vierteilige Schenkkarte gilt als die beste und detailreichste Landkarte der Oberlausitz im 18. Jahrhundert. Die Blätter jeweils bis an den Kartenrand beschnitten, in 6 Segmenten auf Leinen aufgezogen und im Leinwandschuber aufbewahrt. Der Schuber an den Kanten gering bestoßen, die Karten nur minimal fleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire d'Angleterre, depuis la descente de Jules-César, jusqu'au Traité d'Aix-la-Chapelle en 1748. Traduite de l'Anglois par M. Targe, correspondant de l'Académie Royale de la Marine

      Orléans, De l'Imprimerie de Jean Rouzeau-Montaut, 1759-1764. 19 vols. Small 8vo (17x10 cm). Cotemporary mottled calf, spines with ribbons, richly gilt in compartements, with red and yellow morocco title lables; marbled endpapers ( a few imperfections to the corners, tops eand feet spines and to 3 hinges). On the whole a good, complete, set in 18th century bindings, carefully collated: interior very clear, with woodcut head-pieces and small tail-pieces. - From the library of Jean-Charles Bayle, Fils, de Riom, with his bookplate in every volume

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        Jacobi Sadoleti S.R.E. Cardinalis Epistolae Leonis X. Clementis VII. Pauli III. Nomine Scriptae. Accessit Antonii Florebelli De Vita Ejusdem Sadoleti Commentarius et Epistolarum Liber

      Rome: Generosus Salomonius 1759 - 374 pp. ((18+168+142+46 pp.). In Latin. ex-library, labels & call number on spine, vellum cover is soiled, cover has edge wear, labels inside front cover, stamps on title page, stamps on p. 3 margins, stamp on section title page, stamp on recto of engraved portrait, stamp on p. i margin, stamp on p. 11 margin [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Theron, Paulinus, and Aspasio, or, Letters and dialogues upon the nature of love to God, faith in Christ, assurance of a title to eternal life. Containing some remarks of the sentiments of the Revd. Messieurs Hervey and Marshal, on these subjects

      Boston: printed and sold by S. Kneeland, 1759. 12mo, pp. [6], v, [1], 227; the first leaf is blank; corrigenda slip pasted in, as issued (?), at bottom of p. 227; original full mottled calf, gilt-paneled spine in 6 compartments; lightly rubbed and stained, else very good. Contemporary ownership signature of the Yale-educated minister of the Church of Christ at Milford, CT, Job Prudden (1715-1774). Evans 8297; Sabin 4494.

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