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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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        The Gentleman's Magazine St John’s Gate And Historical Chronicle for the Year MDCCLIX Volume XXIX January to December

      London: Printed for D Henry and R Cave. 1759 - Description: Printed for D Henry and R Cave, London, 1759. Collated and complete editions January to December (including Index – Index of Names incomplete), [2], 643 pages, [11]. 22 (of 23) engraved plates with titles (including 9 folding plates, A Map of the Seat of War on the Rhine, French Army Defeat of Wesphalia, Map of Pomerania and Brandenburg, Map of the Island of Orleans), lacking original title page with central illustration (including engraving in text to first page of each monthly edition, illustrations in text, initials, tables) and Pate XI – A Plan of Haavre de Grace. Variety of subject matter (including Meteorolical Diary, Price of Corn, Poetry, Sketches, Country News, Obituaries, Taxes), fascinating contemporary record First Edition, new covers, slight marking to endpapers, very good condition, bound in calf with raised bands to spine with gilt rules and titles on label, 21.5 x 13 cms. Ex Chelsea private library stamp to the rear of the plates and a child's drawing to one of them. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition. Boards – very good condition. Page edges – very good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Paste downs – very good condition – new. End papers – very good condition – new. Title – very good condition – missing. Pages – good condition – foxed. Binding – good condition – attractive. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1759 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Natural and Civil History of California

      1759. First Edition . VENEGAS, Miguel. A Natural and Civil History of California. London: James Rivington and James Fletcher, 1759. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary full speckled calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers. $8500.First edition in English of the “first attempt at a history of California” and an essential resource “regarding the original condition of the Indians of any part of North America,” published only a year after the first edition in Spanish, with engraved folding map of California, engraved frontispiece in each volume, and two copper-engraved plates of native life, which “appear to have been issued with but few copies” (Cowan, 238, 639), in handsome contemporary calf bindings.Venegas' History ""contains more on Lower California than almost any other book that had been published in 150 yearsÂ… Throughout the work great attention is being paid to the geography of the countryÂ… Although the work is a most scholarly one, [it is] written in very lucid style and amply fortified by such authorities as [Venegas] had. Although the author was a Jesuit, the work is written in a secular spirit, much different from the point of view usually taken by writers of other religious orders"" (Wagner 132, citing the 1758 Spanish first edition). ""The volumes are replete with valuable geographical, historical and ethnological material not found in other works, many of the sources of Venegas' knowledge never having been published"" (Eberstadt 105: 305). ""The work of Father Venegas is undoubtedly the most faithful narration we possess, regarding the original condition of the Indians of any part of North America"" (Field). It is the ""foundation of a library of Californiana."" Hill 1768. Cox II:127. Field, 405-06. Howes V69. Sabin 98845. Graff 4471. Zamorano 80, 78. Streeter 2435. Armorial bookplates of Abel Smith of the renowned Smith family of bankers and politicians of Woodhall Park (there were several descendants named Abel Smith). Later owner signature in each volume dated 1910.Text and plates generally quite fresh. Expert restoration to handsome contemporary calf-gilt binding, a near-fine copy.

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        Coleccion de los papeles sueltos, que ha sacado Pablo Minguet, los quales traen varios tratados, curiosos, propios y muy utiles para la instruccion de la juventud española: añadido este dialogo entre el autor, y un amigo, con algunas adicciones para mayor inteligencia de esta obra

      Minguet 1759 - Extremely rare collection of imprints on playing the guitar, how to engrave on copper, working an universal clock, amongst other subjects. 1759-66. Madrid. Imprenta del autor. In folio. 15 ff., each separately issued. Unbound. Condition varies somewhat, however generally in fine condition; one plate with small worm holes affecting a very few letters, one with traces of a previous binding. 8000 $ Extremely rare collection of teaching(?) imprints, published by Pablo Minguet, on a diversity of subjects. Amongst the subjects we highlight: a description on clock-fixing, an universal hour-telling which includes inset maps, a geographical description of Spain with an inset world map, a news-sheet with information on the Continents and each of its major cities, a remarkable world map with inset spheres showing cosmological systems by Tycho Brahe, Copernicus -and others-, an explanation of how to engrave copper and wood plates, a demonstration of the dark camera, an explanation on guitar-playing, etc. There is no “complete” state, these “teaching” imprints were separately issued and should be understood independently from the group, all are extremely rare; the collection at the New York Public Library has 18 sheets, most repeats of these ones, except the one on guitar-playing, which is not present in that collection. Miguet (1700 – 1775) was a Spanish writer, engraver, composer and publisher of popular tracts, which ultimately urged an appreciation of the fine arts by the broader public (his published works include books on dancing, magic tricks, and music). The sheets present are: 1- Coleccion de los papeles sueltos, que ha sacado Pablo Minguet, los quales traen varios tratados, curiosos, propios y muy utiles para la instruccion de la juventud española; 2- Demonstracion de la quadricula, camara obscura, cinco ordenes de arquitectura; y otras figuras para faber dibujar o copier con facilidad 3- Demonstracion para saber gravar laminas de cobre, y de madera; 4- Relox Universal para saber la hora / Explicacion para saber entender este relox universal y otras curiosidades 5- Demonstracion de relojes y sus herramientas para saberlos deformer, componer y volverlos a armar / Nuevo methodo de componer, y arreglar todo genero de reloxes 6- Breve descripcion de España, con las fundaciones de sus capitales ciudades, y otras curiosidades 7- Plan historico de las noticias mas curiosas de Africa y America 8- Mapa mundi con los meridianos y paralelos iguales como los del globo terrestre y arreglado a las mejores y ultimas relaciones/Explicacion del globo terrestre, de los mapas, de los sixtemas, y otras curiosidades 9- Prontuario historico de españa Antigua y Moderna, de sus reyes y de los de Portugal, con diferentes noticias muy utiles 10- Breve explicacion para el que no es mathematico sepa los principios de esta ciencia 11- Demonstracion de los doce terminos Y regla general para faber todas las terceras mayors o menores y quintas naturales, tambien se pueden añadir las octavas si se quiere. Clausulas naturales con tercera mayor y quinta natural. 12- Calendario y lunario perpetuo y universal / table de las fiestas movibles / Explicacion de la luna (in 4 plates) Palau, 170475, 170478, 170479, 170480, 170482, 170484. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Games

      1759. Signed. HOYLE, Edmond. Mr. HoyleÂ’s Games of Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Chess, and Back-gammon, Complete. In which Are Contained, the Method of Playing and Betting, at Those Games, Upon Equal, or Advantageous Terms. Including also, the Laws of the Several Games. London: Printed for Thomas Osborne, et al., circa 1759. 12mo, contemporary full brown calf gilt rebacked with original spine laid down, raised bands, later red morocco spine label. $1650.Eleventh edition of this popular compendium of game rules, signed by both author and publisher.“Hoyle and his teaching are spoken of in the GentlemanÂ’s Magazine of February 1755, in FieldingÂ’s Tom Jones, in Alexander ThomsonÂ’s poem on ‘WhistÂ’ (1792), and in ByronÂ’s Don Juan, which first appeared in 1821Â… Hoyle was the first to write scientifically on whist, or indeed any card game. His Short Treatise soon became popular. He was a careless editor, but possessed a vigorous style of writing and much originality. He seems to have profited by the experience of the best players of the day, and introduced many improvements in his successive editionsÂ… The book has been frequently reprinted down to recent times. The word ‘HoyleÂ’ came to be used as representative of any book on games” (DNB). First published in 1742. The 11th edition is undated, but is presumed to have been published in 1759, since new editions appeared roughly every three years and the tenth edition was issued in 1755 and the 12th in 1761. The book was popular in pirated editions, so “for many years every genuine copy bore the signature of Hoyle” (DNB). In addition to bearing HoyleÂ’s signature, this copy also bears the signature of publisher Thomas Osbourne. Library stamp.An about-fine copy.

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        ijsgezicht, winter scene - Canot after Jean-Baptiste Pillement.

      ?Les plaisirs de l?Hiver?'Kopergravure van Pierre Charles Canot, naar een tekening van Jean-Baptiste Pillement. Uitgegeven te Londen in 1759. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 38,1 x 49,8 cm.Canot (1710 - 1777), van origine Fransman, was lid van de Britse Incorporated Society of Artists, en werd gekozen tot associated engraver toen de titel in 1770 werd ingevoerd door Londense Royal Academy. Canot stelde z?n werk tentoon in de Society of Artists, de Free Society en de Royal Academy. Als vakbekwaam kunstenaar zette hij van befaamde schilders een groot aantal werken in de plaat.Pillement (1728 - 1808) was een Franse schilder en ontwerper bekend om zijn prachtige en gedetailleerde landschappen, maar wiens stempel op de geschiedenis met name kwam door de gravures naar zijn tekeningen en de invloed die daarvan uitging op de verspreiding van de Rococo in Europa. Pillement was een - voor zijn tijd ongebruikelijk - zeer bereisd man en woonde en werkte tussen 1754-1763 in Londen. Daar speelde hij met groot succes in op de smaak van het Engelse publiek dat zijn landschappen zeer waardeerde. Uit die tijd stamt ook deze gravure.Prijs: ?850,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        La principessa Adelaide contessa di Torino con nuovi documenti illustrata

      Stamperia Mairesse, Torino 1759 - Due volumi in 4

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        Grundig og tydelGrundig og tydelig anviisning til den civile bygnings-kunst, hvorudi viises hvorledes man kan bringe de fem ordener i en god overeensstemmelse, og vel anvende dem i heele bygnings-kunsten, efter de fem aeldste og beste byg-mestere, nemlig: Vitruvius, Serlio, Palladio, Scamozzi, Vignola og de romerske antiqviteter, udgivet tilnytte for den studerende ungdom paa det kongl. danske Skildre- bildhugger- og bygnings-academie = Grundliche und deutliche Anweisung zu der civil Bau-Kunst, darinnen gezeiget wird wie man die Funff Ordnungen in eine gute Uebereinstimmung bringen, und in allen Wercken der Bau-Kunst, nach den Funf altesten und besten Bau-Meistern, nemlich: Vitruvius, Serlio, Palladio, Scamozzi, Vignola und den romischen Antiquitaeten geschic

      Kobenhavn: Nicolaus Moller, 1759-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Original marbled calf, raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt. Parallel text in Danish and German. Lacking spine label. Wear to edges, chipping to head and tail of spine with loss. Marginal soiling and spotting to plates. Signature to title page, inscription on second blank. <br>Georg (George) David Anthon was a German-Danish architect. A student of Danish architect Nicolai Eigtved, he became a royal building inspector in 1751 and in 1761 he was named Royal Master Builder with responsibility for all the royal castles and homes. He was schooled in the Rococo style of architecture when Neoclassicism was regarded as the leading style. He was controversial and proposed tearing down the spires of both Borsen - the Stock Exchange from 1640 and Rosenborg Castle from 1624 and replacing them with dome structures. Bibliotheca danica II:377. VD18 11000260. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Tabula Generalis Totius Pomeraniae tam Suecicae quam Brandenburgicae, ad priorem Ducatus Bardens, et Comit Gutzkoviensis, nec non adjacens Insula Rugia, ad posteriorem Ducatus Pomeraniae proprie sic dict. Stettinensis, Cassubiae, Vandaliae, et Dominia Louwenburgense Wolgastense, Butoviense etc. pertinent ad hodiernum usum diligenter exarata sumptibus Tob. Conr. Lotter Geogr. Aug. Vind. 1759. - Matthaeus Albrecht Lotter, fil. Sculps. Aug. V.':.

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        Synopsis of the Works of Plato, Io and Hippias

      1759 - Sydenham, Floyer 1759. Synopsis of the Works of Plato, bound with the first English translations of the Io and the Greater Hippias, also 1759. Large 4to. First edition. The first work is signed by the author at the bottom of the presentation-page. Synopsis: title,

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Charlotte Ferrers wife of his older brother George Townshend, September 19, 1759

      quarto, one page of a bi-folium, formerly folded, in very good and clean legible condition. Letter from Charles Townshend to his sister-in-law relating the latest news from Quebec. Unbeknownst to either of them Quebec had surrendered two days earlier, and Brigadier General George Townshend had been placed in command of the forces surrounding Quebec after the death of General Wolfe on the Plains of Abraham. "Privy garden Sp. The 19th 1759. My Dear Lady Ferrers, As you may possibly read in the prints that two ships are arrived in the River from New York, and might be alarmed for that reason if you do not hear from us, I beg leave to assure you that both the American ships sailed from new York many days after the last Packet Boat came away nothing new therefore is come by these ships. Upon reasoning with some persons of rank & intelligence in this administration upon the accounts we have, I find it is the general opinion that Quebec will fall without any action, as it is now so invested, no provisions can be carried into it, and the army of the enemy, with the citadel, will it is believed, be forced to capitulate or starve. This, I am sure, is a prospect you will be pleased with, and I hope you will every day have fresh reasons to rely upon the speedy and safe return of my Brother. Lady Townshend desires her Love: We beg our compliments to Lady Elisabeth Compton. I am you most affectionate. Ch Townshend" Charles Townshend (1725-1767) second son of Charles Townshend (1700-1764, M.P.; 3rd Viscount Townshend). He was a member of the Board of Trade and Plantations, 1749-1754; a member of the Admiralty Board, 1754-1755; privy councilor from 1757; and secretary at war, 1761-62. He voted against Bute's peace preliminaries in December, 1762, and resigned, but was brought back into the Grenville administration to serve as president of the Board of Trade, March 1, 1763 – September 9, 1765. In 1764 he opposed Grenville when he spoke brilliantly against general warrants. He was paymaster under Rockingham, 1765-66, and was chancellor of the exchequer in the Grafton-Chatham ministry from 1766 until his sudden death in 1767, when he was succeeded by Lord North. In his last year he was at odds with Chatham over East India policies and further angered Chatham by suddenly and casually promising the House of Commons that he would take immediate steps to secure greater revenue from the colonies. He tightened the enforcement of colonial customs and excise payments in ways that increased American resentment and helped lead to the American Revolution. The infamous Townshend Acts take their name from Townshend. At the time of his death Chatham had already demanded that Grafton dismiss him. George Townshend (1724-1807) succeeded his father as 4th Viscount Townshend, in 1787 created Marquess Townshend. 1in 1751 he married Charlotte, daughter of James Compton (5th Earl of Northampton). He fought at Dettingen in 1743, Fontenoy in 1745, Laufelt in 1747, and retired in 1750, when lieutenant colonel, because of a difference with his commanding officer, the Duke of Cumberland. He brought in the militia bill in 1757, returned to the army to serve under Wolfe in Canada as brigadier general, and succeeded Wolfe in 1759 as commanding officer at Quebec after the death of Wolfe. Quebec surrendered on September 17, 1759. He served in Portugal in 1762; was master general of ordnance, 1763-67; and was lord lieutenant of Ireland from October 1767 to October 1772. He was recalled from Ireland because his policies, which were those of the court he represented, had caused great resentment. He was made lieutenant general in 1770 and was again master general or ordnance, 1772-1782. He was made general in 1782.

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        Mélanges de littérature, d'histoire et de philosophie Nouvelle édition.

      Paris, Zacharie Chatelain & fils, 1759-1767, 5 vol. in 12, 1 grand tableau se dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, p. de t. rouge et verte, tr. rouges, bel exemplaire. Bonne édition augmentée de cette réunion qui rassemble les textes les plus importants de d'Alembert. On y trouve: le discours préliminaire de l'Encyclopédie, la préface du 3° vol. de l'Encyclopédie, l'essai sur la société des gens de lettres, les éloges académiques, les mémoires sur Christine de Suède, les réflexions sur l'élocution et le style en général, la description abrégée du gouvernement de Genève, la lettre à Mr Rousseau, l'essai sur les éléments de philosophie, les doutes et questions sur le calcul des probabilités, les réflexions philosophiques et mathématiques sur l'application du calcul des probabilités à l'inoculation de la petite vérole, de la liberté de la musique, sur l'harmonie des langues etc... ¶ Quérard Fr. litt. I. 26

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        Traité d'Ostéologie. Ou l'on a ajoute des planches en taille-douce, qui representent au naturel tous les os de l'adulte & du foetus, avec leurs explications. Traduit de l'anglois par M. Sue.

      Paris: Guillaume Cavelier, 1759. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. Two parts in one volume. Large folio (550x400 mm). Part. I: [4], xxxii, 1-212 pp; part II: [2], 213-317 [1] pp., 62 engraved plates numbered XXXI and XXXI. Each part with a separate title page, engraved allegorical frontispiece to part I, engraved vignettes on title-pages, engraved head and tail-pieces. Original full leather with extensive gilt decorations and gilt titles on red label to spine (wear and rubbing to boards and extremities; corners, hinges and parts of spine repaired), marbled endpapers. Mild indent to some pages, very little occasional spotting and finger soiling, occasional light marginal dampstaining; mild browning to text and plates (a bit stronger to outline plates), one page with small tear. A very good copy, collated complete. ----Choulant-Frank, p. 324; Duval & Cuyer, Histoire de l'Anatomie Plastique (1898) pp. 233-45; NLM/Blake 309; Roberts & Tomlinson, pp. 438-45; Russell, British Anatomy 590; Wellcome IV, 156. - FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH of Alexander Monro (Primus) classic textbook on the anatomy of the bones, which was originally published in 1726 as an octavo volume without any plates, and which went through more than ten editions. The French translation, published in large folio, translated and edited by the anatomist Jean Joseph Sue (1710-92) was the most sumptuous edition ever published. Sue, a surgeon and professor of anatomy at the Académie Royale de Peinture, later published an anatomy for painters and sculptors (1788). His deluxe edition of Monro was illustrated with an elegant allegorical frontispiece, engraved vignettes, and 62 plates, of which 31 were outline plates, by various engravers. Remarkably Roberts & Tomlinson suggest that the translation of this work may have been done by Marie-Genevieve-Charlotte Thiroux d'Arconville, who also may have supervised the production of the illustrations. If so, this is probably the first anatomical work produced by a woman, and it is not hard to understand how such a work needed to be issued under a man's name at the time. D'Arconville had studied anatomy at the Jardin du Roi. The French edition is a magnificent publication, beautifully printed on strong paper, and illustrated with a fine set of plates by Jardinier, Aubert and Gobin, after the designs of J. Tharsis (or Tarsis). "These plates represent whole skeletons, or single bones, the latter either in natural size or in sizes very near the natural. They also represent the skeleton and single bones of the fetus. The workmanship is very fine, especially as regards the single bones" (Choulant- Frank). "A most sumptuous production, completely overshadowing the original. Its only counterpart is Cheselden's Osteographia" (Russell). Very Good.

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        Address Portion of envelope in the hand to Samuel Richardson "For Miss Richradson at the Revd. Dr. Young's at wellwyn Hertfordshire."

      1759. docketed on back by Anne Richardson giving date of the address as 1759 and dated by her Augst. 1793. 12mo (7-3/4 x 6 inches). Hinge residue on inner margin. Very good. Old folds. docketed on back by Anne Richardson giving date of the address as 1759 and dated by her Augst. 1793. 12mo (7-3/4 x 6 inches).

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        The Genuine Account of the Life and Trial of Eugene Aram, School-Master, for the Murder of Daniel Clark . . . [cover-title].

      London: Published and Sold by W. Bristow, [1759]. 8vo, disbound, 86 pages. A contemporary account of the dramatic life of Eugene Aram, the philologist and teacher who was convicted and hanged for murder, and whose life and trial later were popularized in a ballad by Thomas Hood and in a best-selling novel by Bulwer-Lytton. The brief biography and trial is followed by Miscellanies, which consists of an essay on a plan for a new arrangement of a dictionary, the origins and antiquity of the Melsupper, poems and letters, all written by Aram from prison and sent to Bristow. See the DNB online for a fine account of Aram's life and crime. Interesting provenance: from the library of American revolutionary soldier and statesman, John Dickinson (1732-1808), with his signature in the top margin of the title-page (slightly trimmed). Title-page partially detached and chipped at the gutter; a good copy. Rare.

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        Instruction pour les ventes des bois du Roi. Avec des notes des meilleurs auteurs sur la matière des Eaux & Forêts & des ordonnances de 1669, 1667 & 1670.

      Paris, Brunet, Barois, Duchesne, 1759. ____ Illustré par 4 jolies planches gravées hors-texte. "Ce livre est composé en grande partie des procès-verbaux des visites que l'auteur avait faites dans les forêts qui dépendent de la grande maîtrise de Toulouse. Cette dernière édition, qui est très belle, a été donnée par M. Berrier, maître des Eaux et Forêts des bailliages de Meaux, Crécy et Château-Thierry, qui a enrichi l'ouvrage de notes substantielles, quoique concises." (Michaud). La première édition avait été publiée à Toulouse en 1668, in-8. Coiffe supérieure arasée, trois coins usés, si non bon exemplaire. *****. In-4. Collation : (12), 380 pp., 4 planches hors-texte. Veau glacé, dos à nerfs orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Observations On the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing of NegroesâÂ&#128;¦ The Uncertainty of a Death Bed Repentance (with two other titles)

      Reprinted by Christopher Saur 1759-60, London Printed, Germantown - 8vo, original bull sheep with four raised boards, iii-viii, 280,168, 16pp. Benezet title is bound at the end (16 pp.). Binding very worn and rubbed, hinges weak, binding slightly warped, missing endpapers, pages 53-56 are torn, page 5 and 6 is torn in half in HarleyâÂ&#128;Â&#153;s A Discourse on Mistakes Concerning Religion, last page chipped and folded a bit, but with no material impact on text, internally somewhat, soiled, foxed and aged. Anthony Benezet (1713-1784) was born into a French Huguenot family that moved to London when he was two years old. At seventeen, his family moved to Philadelphia, and he became a Quaker. He became a teacher and established the first public school for girls in America, and along the way he managed to teach slave children from his home. In 1770, with the help of the Quakers, he set up the Negro School at Philadelphia, which he taught at until his death. The current work has the distinction of being one of the earliest and most important anti-slavery efforts printed in America before the Revolutionary War. Also bound with this track is BenezetâÂ&#128;Â&#153;s The Uncertainty of A Death Bed Repentance, Thomas BromleyâÂ&#128;Â&#153;s The Way to the Sabbath of Rest, and Thomas HartleyâÂ&#128;Â&#153;s A Discourse of Mistakes Concerning Religion. It appears the tracts were printed by Christopher Sauer in Germantown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The life of Edward Earl of Clarendon Lord High Chancellor of England [...]

      First edition, published at the same time as publishing in a volume in folio, without being able to determine which is the first. Rare.Plein speckled calf and icy contemporary. English binding. Spine ribbed ornate. Part of title in red morocco and volume number in black morocco. Head cover of Volume II slightly threadbare, that of Volume III with gaps, same tail of Volume II but a severe shortage; the tail of Volume III brittle with small gaps. 6 corners bumped. Frottements.The life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, Containing I. An account of the chancellor's life from His birth to the Restoration in 1660 II. A continuation of the fame, and of His history of the Great Rebellion, from the Restoration to His banishment in 1667, Written by Himself. Printed from His original manuscripts Given To the university of Oxford by the Heirs of the late Earl of Clarendon. Man influential state under Charles 1 and under Charles II he joined, he became Chancellor of England during the Restoration, but unpopular measures, a rigid virtue which displeased the king took him to banishment. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! At the Clarendon Printing House Oxford 1759 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (11,5x19,5cm) relié

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        BESKRIFNING OM DE SWENSKA FORSAMLINGARS FORNA OCH NARWARANDE TILSTAND, UTI DET SA KALLADE NYA SWERIGE, SEDAN NYA NEDERLAND, MEN NU FOR TIDEN PENSYLVANIEN...DE LA WARE, WAST-YERSEY OCH NEW CASTLE COUNTY UTI NORRA AMERICA...

      Stockholm, 1759. [20],533,[1]pp. (irregularly paginated). Small quarto. Mid-19th-century half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands. Loganian Library bookplate, with small ink deaccession note initialed by Edwin Wolf II, but without any other library marks. Several leaves browned. Extensive contemporary ink notations (ciphering?) on three leaves bound in following text. Very good. A history of the churches in New Sweden, and a basic work on the Swedish plantation on the Delaware, with copious information concerning the government of the colony, historical events, and the culture of the people. Acrelius, who served as Provost to the Swedish Congregations in America, discusses the Swedish, Dutch, and British administrations; the churches in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania; and his visits to America. This copy has an interesting provenance, coming from one of the earliest American subscription libraries, the Loganian Library, founded by the great colonial book collector, James Logan. When the Loganian Library was merged with the Library Company of Philadelphia in the 1950s, the director, former bookseller and distinguished bibliographer Edwin Wolf II, managed the sale of duplicates, of which this is one. SABIN 133. LARSON 3. BELL A55. VAIL 528. HOWES A34, "aa." JCB 1202.

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        Lettres de Mr. le marechal Duc de Belleisle, a Mr. le Marechal de Contades. Avec de Extraitsde quelques-unes de celles du Marechal de Contades au Marechal Duc de Bellisle en 1758. Trouvees parmi le papiers de Monsieur de Contades apres la Bataille Minden.

      Amsterdam: Au depens de la compagne, 1759. 136 pages of text. Original full leather binding with minor to moderate wear. The boards are mottled calf; the spine has the original maroon spine label, and is decorated in gilt with five flower devices bordered by French fillet, and decorated further with gilt acorns, etc. The endpapers are original marbled paper. Previous owner's initials (R.D.) on the inside front cover and the title page, and the name "Robt. Digby" at the top margin of the first page of text; this is presumably Admiral Robert Digby (1732-1815). These are extracts or full letters exchanged between Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet Belle-Isle, duc de and Louis Georges Erasme Contades, Marquis de. Subject: France, History, Louis XV, 1715-1774, Anglo-French War (1755-1763). The text is clean and unmarked. Several editions with similar but not identical titles, and different pagination were published in 1759. My attempts to verify the priority of editions has been unsuccessful. First edition. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Principes mathématiques de la philosophie naturelle.

      Paris, Desaint & Saillant, Lambert, 1759. ____ Première et seule édition française de cette traduction annotée des « Principia » de Newton. Exemplaire avec l' « Avertissement » en deuxième état. (Les bandeaux sont différents et le texte a été recomposé, avec quelques modifications). Il existe de très rares exemplaires portant la date de 1756. Emilie du Châtelet, amie intime de Voltaire a, par cet ouvrage, largement contribué à la diffusion des idées newtoniennes en France. « On trouvera souvent Newton plus intelligible dans cette traduction que dans l'original & même que dans la traduction anglaise. » (Avertissement). Bel exemplaire.***** First and sole French translation of Newton's "Principia". By this famous translation, the Marquise du Chatelet contributed to the dissemination of Newtonian physics. Copy with the "Avertissement in 2nd state, with small differences (Châtelet changed to Chastellet, for example) to the text and the decorative headpiece is different. Some very few copies are known with the date of 1756. Very fine copy. 2 volumes in-4. Collation : (4), XXXIX, (5), 437 pp., 9 planches h.-t. / (4), 180, 297, (2) pp., 5 planches. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Alcuni Opusculetti de le Cose Morali del Divino Plutarco. In questa lingua nuovamente tradotti, Nuovamente ristampati, & corretti; Con la gionta di una tabola delle sentenze piu notibili, che in quelli si contengono.

      In Venetia Appresso P. Gironimo Giglio e compagni 1759 - Small 8vo, 151 x 100 mms., foliated [1] 2 - 163 [5 verso colophone with triangular emblem with lillies], with engraved vignette on title-page, with Giglio's "gigli" (lillies) enclosed in an oval with three lilies above a pyramid figure, final blank leaf with contemporary note on recto, contemporary vellum(worn and soiled, with pieces missing from spine. This first part of a two-volume enterprise was translated by A. Massa and G. Tarcagnotta.

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        A Treatise on Civil Architecture

      A Treatise on Civil Architecture, Chambers, William. Printed by J Harberkorn, London, 1759. First Edition. Folio (57.5 × 38.2 × 4 cm). 96 pages including Subscriber's list; 50 engraved plates all present. Professionally rebound in dark brown cloth board boards by Meadland Bindery. The overall condition of this rare volume is quite lovely. There are no tears, folds, pen or pencil marks. Foxing is light and sporadic and primarily outside of plate margins. There is a water stain affecting approximately 25 pages outside of plates margins and textblock. Varying in size and intensity, this stain is very light on most of the affected pages; the Title page shows the stain at its largest and darkest. The complete title page as printed with the period use of 'f' for today's letter 's' is:

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        Lettres de Mr. le marechal Duc de Belleisle, a Mr. le Marechal de Contades. Avec de Extraitsde quelques-unes de celles du Marechal de Contades au Marechal Duc de Bellisle en 1758. Trouvees parmi le papiers de Monsieur de Contades apres la Bataille Minden.

      Amsterdam: Au depens de la compagne, 1759. 136 pages of text. Original full leather binding with minor to moderate wear. The boards are mottled calf; the spine has the original maroon spine label, and is decorated in gilt with five flower devices bordered by French fillet, and decorated further with gilt acorns, etc. The endpapers are original marbled paper. Previous owner's initials (R.D.) on the inside front cover and the title page, and the name "Robt. Digby" at the top margin of the first page of text; this is presumably Admiral Robert Digby (1732-1815). These are extracts or full letters exchanged between Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet Belle-Isle, duc de and Louis Georges Erasme Contades, Marquis de. Subject: France, History, Louis XV, 1715-1774, Anglo-French War (1755-1763). The text is clean and unmarked. Several editions with similar but not identical titles, and different pagination were published in 1759. My attempts to verify the priority of editions has been unsuccessful. First edition. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Address Portion of envelope in the hand to Samuel Richardson "For Miss Richradson at the Revd. Dr. Young's at wellwyn Hertfordshire."

      , 1759. 1759. docketed on back by Anne Richardson giving date of the address as 1759 and dated by her Augst. 1793. 12mo (7-3/4 x 6 inches). Hinge residue on inner margin. Very good. Old folds. docketed on back by Anne Richardson giving date of the address as 1759 and dated by her Augst. 1793. 12mo (7-3/4 x 6 inches).

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

      R. Baldwin, London 1759 - 5-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches. 686pp + 20pp index. New cloth spine with red leather label and gilt type, new marbled boards and new end papers. Black & white engraved frontispiece, vignette title page and 17 engravings. Internally some browning and some text offset. Good condition overall. A number of maps and plans relating to the French and Indian war. 17 City Plans; Maps and Plates (29 called for): (many engraved by T Kitchin):- (i) A Plan of Breslaw, Capital of Silesia; (ii) Plan of the Bay of Gibraltar (iii) Fold out plan of Zell, a bit ruffled, but entire and no tears; (iv) A Fold Out Map of The Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island- a bit ruffled, one tiny hole, entire and secure; (v) Map of The North Eastern Part Of Brittany (vi) A Plan of The City Of Louisburg; (vii) A Map Of The City of Louisburg; (viii) A Map of The Country round Cherburg in Normandy (ix) A Plan of Milford Haven (x) A Plan of Dunkirk (xi) A Map of Fort Royal Bay in the Island of Martinico (xii) A Map of the Seat Of war in the Southern Part Of Lusatia, with part of Saxony. (xiii) A Plan of the Fort and Bay of Frontenac and with adjacent countries. (xiv) A Plan of the Battle at Anrat in the Plain of Creeveld, under the Allied Army Pr. Ferdinand of Brunswick and The French Army under Count de Clermont [23/6/1758]; (xv) Action near Meer 3/8/1758 between a Corps under Gen. Lieutenant V. Imhoff & Gen Lieut, Chevert. (xvi) An accurate fold out Map of the Island of Martinico ( a bit ruffled but entire and sound) (xvii) A Fold Out Map of The Island of Hispaniola of St. Domingo (sown back together with fabric to rear as in two pieces, legible and entire, edges a bit chipped). A fascinating read, with a wealth of historical information, including, military, political, foreign policy, Marriages, Births and Deaths; Stocks and Shares, mathematical calculations and more. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OFFICIUM HEBDOMADAE SANCTAE SECUNDUM MISSALE et breviarium romanum (...)

      1759. Venezia apud Pezzana 1759 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + 492 + 1 carta bianca. Splendida legatura veneziana coeva in pieno marocchino rosso. Ricchissimi fregi in oro ai piatti e al dorso. Tagli dorati e incisi al bulino. Sguardie in velluto verde. conservato 1 di 2 fermagli di chiusura in metallo. Filini. 5 incisioni in rame a piena pagina. Astuccio coevo in piena pelle nera e decorato internamente in carta floreale. Testo completamente stampato in rosso e nero. 2 pagine staccate. Lievissime fioriture. Ottimo e fresco esemplare di figurato veneziano del '700 in una splendida e ricca legatura coeva.

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        A Voyage to Senegal the Island of Goree and the River Gambia

      

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        The Book of Common Prayer … Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David

      London: Joseph Bentham, 1759. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with engraved title and plates, dated 1765, by Ravenett, Grignion, Scotin, Canott, Walker and W. Ryland, printed by Edward Ryland. 8vo. Contemporary red morocco, covers with wide gilt dentelle border made up from small floral tools, spine gilt in six compartments, raised bands, a.e.g., front joint rubbed, bookplate, contemporary owner's signature ("Charlotte Mearsham") and later pencil notes to front endpapers, small library shelfmark label to spine, horizontal tear to a3. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with engraved title and plates, dated 1765, by Ravenett, Grignion, Scotin, Canott, Walker and W. Ryland, printed by Edward Ryland. 8vo. ESTC lists four editions of this Bentham BOCP for 1759, issued at various prices. This fine paper copy, advertised at "3s. 4d unbound" at the foot of the title page, was the most expensive. ESTC n473270; Griffiths1759:2

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        Fine satirical etching of performers in a contemporary production of Handel's Flavio at the King's Theatre in London in 1723. Attributed to William Hogarth (1697-1764)

      190 x 266 mm. + wide margins. Printed on heavy laid paper. The singers depicted are most commonly agreed to include the famous castrato Bernardi Senesino (?-1759), the soprano Francesco Cuzzoni (1696-1778), and the alto castrato Gaetano Berenstadt (1687-1734). With pencilled notes to lower margin incorrectly naming Farinelli as one of the singers and the opera as being Handel's Julius Caesar. Some light browning, mostly to right outer margin; a little minor foxing. Rackwitz and Steffens: George Frideric Handel no. 101. Hogwood: Handel no. 21. "For this engraving various operas by Handel have been named: "Julius Caesar", "Falvio" and "Tolomeo." The singers have been said to be Farinelli, Senesino, Cuzzonni and Berenstadt. Hogarth and Vanderbank have been named as engravers. In all probability it represents the 7th scene of the 3rd act of the opera "Flavio." Rackwitz and Steffens p. 187. A very good impression overall of a rare and historically important print depicting three of the most famous singers of the day. There are very few early 18th century images with any historical basis depicting prominent singers in performance.

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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. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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

      London: Printed for J Nourse and W Johnston, 1759 xiii+337 pages with folding map. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2")issued in full leather with gilt edges to covers and red label with gilt lettering to spine, raised spine bands. Translated from the French with notes by an English Gentleman, who resided some time in that country. From the library of William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme. 1st English edition. French botanist, Michel Adanson was the son of the equerry to the Archbishop of Aix-en Provence. His family moved to Paris in 1730 when his father’s employer assumed responsibility for the archdiocese. He was destined from an early age for the priesthood and, through his connections to the Church, was provided with a canonry from Champeaux en Brie, which paid the cost of his education. At college, however, he demonstrated an extraordinary aptitude and passion for the natural sciences and afterwards went on to study and work under the direction of Réaumur and Bernard de Jussieu. While he was cataloging the plants that had been grown in the Jardin du Roi since 1740, he began to play with the idea of a classification system capable of describing all living plants. He was determined to travel to some little-known region where he could discover new plants, and used his connections to secure a position at the trading post in St Louis, Senegal. Before leaving, he gave up his stipend, forfeiting his ecclesiastical career, and acquired the various skills he would need to collect data on the country’s flora and fauna, resources, population, and geography. For five years (December 1748 to February 1754), he charted maps, collected artifacts, made astronomical and meteorological observations, and wrote grammars and dictionaries of some of the languages. Mostly, however, he collected specimens. He brought back to Paris some 30,000 plant specimens and a large collection of mollusks and fish. In addition to studying the natural history of St Louis and its surroundings, he made several journeys to the interior, including trips to Gorée Island, Podor, and the Gambia River. He collected on Tenerife on the voyage out, and on Fayal, on the voyage back. While still living in Senegal, he sent shipments of several hundred plants to Bernard de Jussieu, which were worked on by A.L. de Jussieu, for his Genera Plantarum, and by many later botanists. He presented Linneaus with a number of plants from his collection before the break in relations over their competing systems of classification. Only the first volume of his planned Histoire Naturelle du Sénégale (Paris, 1757) was ever published. It contains an account of his travels, followed by a description of shells, but few mentions of plants, because he was reserving his botanical discoveries for future volumes. Although the publication represented only a fraction of the work for which he collected notes, it made his reputation and led to his election into the French Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of London. In spite of his celebrity he lived a solitary existence, without students and almost without friends; and apart from some rare trips to the sea or mountains, and occasional presentations to the Academy (such as the first description of a baobab tree, in 1761), he confined himself to his study, busily analyzing, determining, and classifying the thousands of specimens of plants, fish, and molluscs he had brought back from Senegal, and preoccupied with his idea for a universal method of classification. For his descriptions of Senegalese molluscs he applied an entirely new method of classification that was based on the anatomy of the living animals inside the shells rather than on the shells alone. Many of his genera are still in use today. In 1759, while working with the Jussieus on a manuscript plan for the gardens at Versailles, he completed his outline for the plant classification system that he had originally conceived as a student in the Jardin du Roi. Familles Naturelles des Plantes, published in 1763, owed much to the classification of plant families developed by Bernard de Jussieu for the flower beds at the Grand Trianon, and was inspired by the system of Joseph du Pitton de Tournefort and by the empirical approach of John Ray. Adanson rejected previous classifications for their reliance on a few arbitrarily selected characters that do not apply to all plants; instead he proposed a system based on all characters, or rather 66 categories of characters, which when combined and united would permit the classification of all living plants, known and as yet unknown to science, without exception. Satisfied with the correctness of his method for botany, he resolved to apply it to the other branches of natural history, and ultimately to all human knowledge, to create, in his words, a universal method (la méthode universelle). Although his Familles Naturelles des Plantes was appreciated within the scientific community for its observations and discussions of family relationships, the classification system it introduced met with no success and was harshly criticized by the supporters of Linnaeus. Adanson was undaunted. Having contributed several hundred articles on botanical subjects to Panckoucke’s supplement to the Encyclopédie (which were later incorporated by Lamarque into his Dictionnaire de Botanique), Adanson began work on an encyclopaedia of natural history based on his universal method. In 1775 he convened the Academy to present his outline of L’Ordre universel de la nature. The committee of inspection balked at the piles of material: 27 manuscript volumes explaining the relations and distribution of all known beings and substances; 150 manuscript volumes listing 40,000 species in alphabetical order; a vocabulary of 200,000 words; 40,000 illustrations; 24,168 specimens; and scores of memoirs and observations. The committee, in their rejection of the proposal, advised him to separate his own work from what was merely compilation. Adanson, however, remained convinced of the superiority of his project and spent the rest of his life in futile attempts to have his encyclopaedia published, revising and developing its various parts, expanding the supporting herbarium and illustrations. The French Revolution ruined him financially, but not politically. With the dissolution of the Academy he lost the pension that had been granted to him when his natural history collection was absorbed into the Cabinet du Roi. But he did not allow his poverty to interrupt his work. When the newly reconstituted French Institute invited him to take his place amongst his old colleagues, he sent the reply that he had no shoes in which to appear before them, although visitors to his cabinet knew that he always found the money for fresh supplies of paper and ink. At length the French Institute renewed his pension and Napoleon made him a member of the Légion d’honneur . Quoted more than a hundred times in Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle, he died convinced that posterity would recognize the superiority of his system. The baobab genus Adansonia L. is named after him. William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme was born in 1851, in Bolton, Lancashire, England, and educated at the Bolton Church Institute. After training with his father's wholesale grocery business, in 1886 he established a soap manufacturing company called Lever Brothers (now part of Unilever) with his brother James. It was one of the first companies to manufacture soap from vegetable oils, and in conjunction with Lever's business acumen and marketing practices, produced a great fortune. James Lever never took a major part in running the business. A recent biography by Adam Macqueen suggests that James suffered from diabetes throughout his life, and that perhaps his symptoms (prior to the discovery of insulin and effective treatment of the condition) were mistaken for mental instability. Condition: Recased with new spine, corners rubbed, some darkening to preliminaries, Viscount Leverhulme's book plate on back paste down, some light pencil notations to front paste downs. A very good copy.. First British Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. Octavo.

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        The Book of Common Prayer ... Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David

      London: Joseph Bentham, 1759. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with engraved title and plates, dated 1765, by Ravenett, Grignion, Scotin, Canott, Walker and W. Ryland, printed by Edward Ryland. 8vo. Contemporary red morocco, covers with wide gilt dentelle border made up from small floral tools, spine gilt in six compartments, raised bands, a.e.g., front joint rubbed, bookplate, contemporary owner's signature ("Charlotte Mearsham") and later pencil notes to front endpapers, small library shelfmark label to spine, horizontal tear to a3. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with engraved title and plates, dated 1765, by Ravenett, Grignion, Scotin, Canott, Walker and W. Ryland, printed by Edward Ryland. 8vo. ESTC lists four editions of this Bentham BOCP for 1759, issued at various prices. This fine paper copy, advertised at "3s. 4d unbound" at the foot of the title page, was the most expensive. ESTC n473270; Griffiths1759:2

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        Abbrégé de l'art des accouchemens dans lequel on donne les préceptes nécessaires pour le mettre heureusement en pratique & auquel on a joint plusieurs observations intéressantes sur des cas singuliers.

      First illustrated in Figures 25 color intaglio P. Chappare engraved by J. Robert and a portrait of the author; after the first edition published in 1759. The 12-book was printed in various provincial towns (ours in Saintes, Charente Maritime) and distributed or sold to students.Contemporary binding in full speckled brown sheepskin. Back with five decorated nerve nets, boxes and golden floral finials, and a piece of sheepskin as blonde. Net cold coaching plats.Toutes red edges. Three corners a bit. Paper slightly yellowed.The plates illustrating this book were engraved on copper by J. Robert, a student of Jacob Christoph Leblon (1667-1741) who developed a technique of engraving in color mezzotint requiring three or four plates with the primary colors, foreshadowing the modern color. This technique was developed from the theory of decomposition of the color of Newton.This book, a victim of its great success, was often reprinted by order of the king who was a pro-natalist policy. To this end, he delegated Madame Du Coudray, midwife to Queen Marie de Medici in the kingdom to develop boards for student midwives of the campaign and all the people who wanted to take care of this art.Our copy appears to have belonged to one of the midwives as evidenced by his ex-dono "instruction book for the use of françoize Nesme fame jean gelaud [...] instruitte the college royalle surgery basaçon to practice birth by order of Bishop's steward frank county the year 1779. " --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Pierre Toussaints A Saintes 1769 in-8 (13,5x20cm) x ; 184pp. (4) relié

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        Moyen de population par la supression des milices; avec un remplacement avantageux de nos armes.

      Avignon, 1759. ____ Très rare pièce imprimée dont il n'existe aucun exemplaire dans le Ccfr et Oclc. "On crie de tous côtés que l'Etat se dépeuple et on a raison". Les campagnes deviennent de jour en jour plus désertes, les terres restent en friche, ou sont peu fertiles, faute de cultivateurs. "Un moyen plus simple pour repeupler & faire refleurir nos campagnes est la suppression des Milices." Elles détournent au moins 60000 bras, principalement dans l'agriculture. Pour remplacer les soldats de la milice, l'auteur propose de constituer un corps de "Janissaires" en élevant dès l'enfance dans l'usage et la disciplinaire militaire les enfants trouvé. L'auteur se livre à des considérations démographiques et estime à 12000 enfants qui pourraient ainsi chaque année rejoindre ce corps de "Janissaires". On peut doubler ce nombre en ajoutant "les fils des Invalides, des soldats mariés et d'une infinité de pauvres habitants dans tout le royaume." Quelqu'un a écrit à la plume sur le le titre :"Par l'abé de Leyris". Cette même main a écrit une note critique observant qu'un corps de "janissaires" n'est pas toujours l'appui du trône, comme le dit ce texte, mais peut-être sa ruine et ajoute : "M. l'abé n'a pas la vue longue." *****. In-12. Collation : 24 pp. En feuilles.

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        Traité d'Ostéologie. Ou l'on a ajoute des planches en taille-douce, qui representent au naturel tous les os de l'adulte & du foetus, avec leurs explications. Traduit de l'anglois par M. Sue.

      Paris: Guillaume Cavelier, 1759. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. Two parts in one volume. Large folio (550x400 mm). Part. I: [4], xxxii, 1-212 pp; part II: [2], 213-317 [1] pp., 62 engraved plates numbered XXXI and XXXI. Each part with a separate title page, engraved allegorical frontispiece to part I, engraved vignettes on title-pages, engraved head and tail-pieces. Original full leather with extensive gilt decorations and gilt titles on red label to spine (wear and rubbing to boards and extremities; corners, hinges and parts of spine repaired), marbled endpapers. Mild indent to some pages, very little occasional spotting and finger soiling, occasional light marginal dampstaining; mild browning to text and plates (a bit stronger to outline plates), one page with small tear. A very good copy, collated complete. ----Choulant-Frank, p. 324; Duval & Cuyer, Histoire de l'Anatomie Plastique (1898) pp. 233-45; NLM/Blake 309; Roberts & Tomlinson, pp. 438-45; Russell, British Anatomy 590; Wellcome IV, 156. - FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH of Alexander Monro (Primus) classic textbook on the anatomy of the bones, which was originally published in 1726 as an octavo volume without any plates, and which went through more than ten editions. The French translation, published in large folio, translated and edited by the anatomist Jean Joseph Sue (1710-92) was the most sumptuous edition ever published. Sue, a surgeon and professor of anatomy at the Académie Royale de Peinture, later published an anatomy for painters and sculptors (1788). His deluxe edition of Monro was illustrated with an elegant allegorical frontispiece, engraved vignettes, and 62 plates, of which 31 were outline plates, by various engravers. Remarkably Roberts & Tomlinson suggest that the translation of this work may have been done by Marie-Genevieve-Charlotte Thiroux d'Arconville, who also may have supervised the production of the illustrations. If so, this is probably the first anatomical work produced by a woman, and it is not hard to understand how such a work needed to be issued under a man's name at the time. D'Arconville had studied anatomy at the Jardin du Roi. The French edition is a magnificent publication, beautifully printed on strong paper, and illustrated with a fine set of plates by Jardinier, Aubert and Gobin, after the designs of J. Tharsis (or Tarsis). "These plates represent whole skeletons, or single bones, the latter either in natural size or in sizes very near the natural. They also represent the skeleton and single bones of the fetus. The workmanship is very fine, especially as regards the single bones" (Choulant- Frank). "A most sumptuous production, completely overshadowing the original. Its only counterpart is Cheselden's Osteographia" (Russell). Very Good.

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        The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Accession of Henry VII (with) The History of England, Under the House of Tudor. Comprehending the Reigns of K. Henry VII. K. Henry VIII, K. Edward Vi. Q. Mary, and Q. Elizabeth. [4 volumes)

      K. Millar, London (1759, 1762) - Viii, 424 (Errata At Bottom Of Final Page), With Half-Title And Preliminary And Final Blanks. Viii, 446, With Errata On (447), Preliminary Blank, Half Title, Two Final Blanks. Viii, 402, Two Preliminary And Two Final Blanks, Half Title. Iv, 403-739 With Erratum At Bottom Of 739 And Catalog On Verso (740),Preliminary Blank And Two Final Blanks. The First Editions Of 'From The Invasion Of Julius Caesar" [1762} And "House Of Tudor" [1759], Uniformly Bound As A Four Volume Set In Full Speckled Calf, 5 Bands, Brown Spine Labels "Hume's Hist. Of England" And Green Spine Labels Showing Volume Numbers 1-4, Spines Ornately Gilt. Original White Endpapers With Large Bookplates: On Front Pastedown, Crowned Shield, Rampant Lion Left, Bull Right, Shield With Complex Coat Of Arms Including Three Boars Heads Twice, "Libertas" At Bottom, Also Attached At Lower Right Corner Of Title Page Of Volume 4; On Front Free Endpaper, Bookplate Of William Bartlett ".Deo Favente Cresco". Page Edges Colored Red, As Issued. Binding Solid, Fraying At Corners With 1/8" Loss At Bottom Of Volume 1, An Attractive Set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Mélanges de littérature, d'histoire et de philosophie Nouvelle édition.

      Paris, Zacharie Chatelain & fils, 1759-1767, 5 vol. in 12, 1 grand tableau se dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, p. de t. rouge et verte, tr. rouges, bel exemplaire. Bonne édition augmentée de cette réunion qui rassemble les textes les plus importants de d'Alembert. On y trouve: le discours préliminaire de l'Encyclopédie, la préface du 3° vol. de l'Encyclopédie, l'essai sur la société des gens de lettres, les éloges académiques, les mémoires sur Christine de Suède, les réflexions sur l'élocution et le style en général, la description abrégée du gouvernement de Genève, la lettre à Mr Rousseau, l'essai sur les éléments de philosophie, les doutes et questions sur le calcul des probabilités, les réflexions philosophiques et mathématiques sur l'application du calcul des probabilités à l'inoculation de la petite vérole, de la liberté de la musique, sur l'harmonie des langues etc... ¶ Quérard Fr. litt. I. 26

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        Essai sur lHorlogerie dans lequel on traite de cet Art relativement a lusage civil, a lAstronomie et a la Navigation.

      2 Bände. Mit zus. 38 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 2 Bll., LV, 477 S., 5 Bll. 2 Bll., VIII, 452 S. Lederbände d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. 25 x 20 cm. Erste Ausgabe. - Poggendorf I, 168 Honeyman 302 Baillie 262 Houzeau-L. 10199 Vgl. Bromley 72. Kat. d. Ornamentstichslg. Bln. 1759 (zweite Ausgabe 1786). - Klassisches Werk zur Uhrmacherkunst, mit geschätzten Illustrationen. Ferdinand Berthoud (1727-1807) war einer der berühmtesten Uhrmacher seiner Zeit. - Tls. stockfleckig, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        Vita di Aldo Pio Manuzio Insigne Restauratore delle Leter Greche, E Latine in Venezia

      Novelli, Venice 1759 - First edition. Title page vignette, engraved heading, vignettes in text. 72 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brunet III, 1371 Contemporary limp boards alla rustica, spine lettered in ink. Very good plus, fresh copy Title page vignette, engraved heading, vignettes in text. 72 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité des accouchements, contenant des observations importantes sur la pratique de cet art; Deux petits traités, l'un sur quelques maladies de matrice & l'autre, sur les maladies des enfans du premier âge. Quatre mémoires, dont le premier a pour objet les pertes de sang dans les femmes grosses, & les trois autres sur les dépôts laiteux.

      Paris, Desaint & Saillant, 1759. ____ Première édition. Nicolas Puzos (1686-1753) a été le premier médecin à donner dans les écoles de chirurgie des cours d'accouchement aux sages-femmes. On le considérait comme un des premiers praticiens de son temps. Ouvrage posthume publié par Morisot Deslandes. Petit accroc à la coiffe inférieure. Coins frottés. Bel exemplaire. *****. In-4. [250 x 190 mm] Collation : (4), LX, 419, (3) pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Relacao Marcial do plausivel e affortunado successo

      

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        Principes mathématiques de la philosophie naturelle.

      Paris, Desaint & Saillant, Lambert, 1759. ____ Première et seule édition française de cette traduction annotée des « Principia » de Newton. Exemplaire avec l' « Avertissement » en deuxième état. (Les bandeaux sont différents et le texte a été recomposé, avec quelques modifications). Il existe de très rares exemplaires portant la date de 1756. Emilie du Châtelet, amie intime de Voltaire a, par cet ouvrage, largement contribué à la diffusion des idées newtoniennes en France. « On trouvera souvent Newton plus intelligible dans cette traduction que dans l'original & même que dans la traduction anglaise. » (Avertissement). Bel exemplaire.***** First and sole French translation of Newton's "Principia". By this famous translation, the Marquise du Chatelet contributed to the dissemination of Newtonian physics. Copy with the "Avertissement in 2nd state, with small differences (Châtelet changed to Chastellet, for example) to the text and the decorative headpiece is different. Some very few copies are known with the date of 1756. Very fine copy. 2 volumes in-4. Collation : (4), XXXIX, (5), 437 pp., 9 planches h.-t. / (4), 180, 297, (2) pp., 5 planches. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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