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        French and Indian War

      November 1759. <div><br></div>Gentleman's Magazine, November 1759, 47pp. Complete, with rare instructions of General Wolfe to the 20th regiment in case of invasion and plan of the River St. Lawrence, including a battle map showing troop movement at Quebec. Current information on the French and Indian war (known in Britain as the Seven Years War). Also with news of the return of the comet, predicted by astronomer Edmond Halley. This being the first return of the comet following Halley's death in 1742. Ex-Guthman.<br><br>The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London, England, by Edward Cave in January 1731. It ran uninterrupted for almost 200 years, until 1922. It was the first to use the term "magazine" (from the Arabic ma?azin, meaning "storehouse") for a periodical. Samuel Johnson's first regular employment as a writer was with The Gentleman's Magazine.<br>

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        Elementa artis obstetriciae in usum praelectionum academicarum. Aucta et emendata.

      - Göttingen, Vandenhoeck, 1759. 9 Bl., 364 S., 8 Bl. Mit gestochenem Porträt u. gestochener Titelvignette. Halbleder d. Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung u. oxydierter Goldprägung "Kgl. Medicinal-Collegium" am Fuß (etwas berieben, Vorsätze leimschattig). Zweite Ausgabe des 1753 erstmals erschienenen Lehrwerkes, das "in ausgezeichneter Darstellungweise, in klarer und doch gedrängter . Sprache . in einer wohlgeordneten Reihenfolge die Grundsätze der Geburtshülfe" lehrt (Siebold II, 439). Es gilt als "das erste von einem Deutschen verfaßte Lehrbuch der Geburtshilfe, welches den Anforderungen der Wissenschaft entspricht", wobei ihm seine ausgezeichneten anatomischen Kenntnisse zu Hilfe kamen. Er hob damit "die deutsche Geburtshülfe aus dem Zustand eines verachteten Gewerbes . zu einer edlen Wissenschaft und Kunst" (Hirsch/H.). - Hirsch-Hüb. IV, 846; Waller I, 8067; Blake 385. - Etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

      London: for A. Millar, and A. Kincaid and J. Bell, in Edinburgh,, 1759. Octavo (203 × 122 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, skilfully rebacked with original spine compartments laid down, red morocco label to style, sides with gilt roll border. Complete with half-title and errata on last leaf; pp. 317-336 omitted, as issued, text and register complete. Corners restored, first and last leaves tanned in margins from turn-ins, closed tear repaired to leaf C7 without loss, scattered light foxing and a couple of marginal chips, occasional pencil side-ruling and marginal markings; a very good copy. First edition, published in April 1759 with a recorded "print run of 1,000 copies" (Sher, Early Editions of Adam's Smith's Books, 13). Smith's first book and his later Wealth of Nations demonstrate "a great unifying principle… Smith's ethics and his economics are integrated by the same principle of self-command, or self-reliance, which manifests itself in economics in laissez faire" (Spiegel). Smith's famous phrase is first used here that would be repeated in the later work: that self-seeking men are often "led by an invisible hand… without knowing it, without intending it, to advance the interest of the society" (Part IV, Chapter 1). "The fruit of his Glasgow years… The Theory of Moral Sentiments would be enough to assure the author a respected place among Scottish moral philosophers, and Smith himself ranked it above the Wealth of Nations…. Its central idea is the concept, closely related to conscience, of the impartial spectator who helps man to distinguish right from wrong. For the same purpose, Immanuel Kant invented the categorical imperative and Sigmund Freud the superego" (Niehans, 62).

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

      Geneva: Gabriel Cramer, 1759. 1st edition (in French), 1st printing anywhere, preceding the 17 other editions published in 1759 (all of them superficially alike). Rare. The census records 20 or so genuine copies, a number akin to the 1865 Alice in Wonderland. Contemporary full French calf, gilt decorated spine, the final blank (N7) and the binder's instructions (N8) are not bound with this copy, as is both proper and usual, the instructions routinely meant to be deliberated and then discarded before sewing, along with its companion blank. The publisher's cancels (B4-B9 and D6-D7) are present, again, as is proper and usual, agreeing in all respects to what you would have received, if you had purchased a copy in sheets, on publication day, and handed them over to the most local Swiss bindery. Short hairline split at the end of 1 joint, a few minute points of wear cunningly detailed, else nearly fine, never rebacked, authentic as winter weather, captivating beyond discerning expectations, a copy just as you'd want it, and Candide endures as the Romanée Conti of French literature. Reference: Printing and the Mind of Man 204, one of only a dozen or so novels included with their greatest books from the history of Western civilization. Here is a real book looking for a real collector, and I remember those days when I was a collector, and I'd have prized this book every day I owned it, but, while book collecting was the maiden I loved, bookselling was the whore I married. Late 20th century analysis of the various 1759 editions has irrefutably determined that this one (published by the Cramers in Geneva), is the real 1st edition, with all the myriad points necessary to identify it, and to differentiate it, from all of its contemporaries as well as all of the facsimiles. This 1st printing has Voltaire's last second revisions eliminating an unnecessary paragraph break on page 31, rewriting a few lines about the Lisbon earthquake on page 41, (related to the B4 to B9 cancels) and eliminating a paragraph critical of German poets on page 242. These changes are not found, for example, in the 1759 London edition, which was copied from an early set of stolen Geneva proofs (those proofs having a text setting that was prior to the revisions), but earlier text or not, this Geneva edition was published prior to the London edition). Similar convolutions abound with the other 1759 editions, but, the sorting out, and prioritization, are now untangled beyond contention. Candide abides as the epitomic tour de force, steadier than the north polar star. It's the philosophical fable of the French Enlightenment, and the genotype of irony without exaggeration, and it sings out, in an angelic voice, that light hearts live long. Repeat after me, and remember it well. Light hearts live long! near fine.

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        DELLE MALATTIE DEL GRANO IN ERBA. Trattato storico - fisico.

      Pesaro, nella Stamperia Gavelliana, 1759. In-4 p. (mm. 286x202), cartonato muto coevo, tit. ms. al dorso, pp. XVIII,426,(2 di “Correzioni”), vignetta ovale incisa al frontespizio, testo ornato da belle testate, grandi capilettera figur. e finali inc. in rame, tutto a soggetto agreste, con 4 tabelle ripieg. f.t. Il volume è molto ben illustrato da: 1 ritratto dell'autore in antiporta, inciso da Pietro Monaco su disegno di Giovanni Andrea Lazzaroni; 1 grande carta geografica (ripieg.) con il “Territorio Ravennate”; 7 tavole, più volte ripieg. (alla fine), che raffigurano il grano nei vari stadi di crescita ed i suoi parassiti, il tutto inciso in rame. "Prima edizione" non comune del maggiore trattato italiano sul frumento, sua coltivazione, malattie, parassiti. Cfr. Gamba 2263: “Il trattato delle Malattie ec. ha assicurata all'Autore l'immortalità, e gli acquistò gli encomii di Haller, che lo antepose a quello di Tillet sullo stesso argomento” - Pritzel 3335 - Paleari - Henssler, I, p. 348. Alcune carte lievem. ingiallite e qualche fiorit. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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

      Geneva: Gabriel Cramer, 1759. First Edition. full calf. near fine. 1st edition (in French), 1st printing anywhere, preceding the 17 other editions published in 1759 (all of them superficially alike). Rare. The census records 20 or so genuine copies, a number akin to the 1865 Alice in Wonderland. Contemporary full French calf, gilt decorated spine, the final blank (N7) and the binder's instructions (N8) are not bound with this copy, as is both proper and usual, the instructions routinely meant to be deliberated and then discarded before sewing, along with its companion blank. The publisher's cancels (B4-B9 and D6-D7) are present, again, as is proper and usual, agreeing in all respects to what you would have received, if you had purchased a copy in sheets, on publication day, and handed them over to the most local Swiss bindery. Short hairline split at the end of 1 joint, a few minute points of wear cunningly detailed, else nearly fine, never rebacked, authentic as winter weather, captivating beyond discerning expectations, a copy just as you'd want it, and Candide endures as the Romanée Conti of French literature. Reference: Printing and the Mind of Man 204, one of only a dozen or so novels included with their greatest books from the history of Western civilization. Here is a real book looking for a real collector, and I remember those days when I was a collector, and I'd have prized this book every day I owned it, but, while book collecting was the maiden I loved, bookselling was the whore I married. Late 20th century analysis of the various 1759 editions has irrefutably determined that this one (published by the Cramers in Geneva), is the real 1st edition, with all the myriad points necessary to identify it, and to differentiate it, from all of its contemporaries as well as all of the facsimiles. This 1st printing has Voltaire's last second revisions eliminating an unnecessary paragraph break on page 31, rewriting a few lines about the Lisbon earthquake on page 41, (related to the B4 to B9 cancels) and eliminating a paragraph critical of German poets on page 242. These changes are not found, for example, in the 1759 London edition, which was copied from an early set of stolen Geneva proofs (those proofs having a text setting that was prior to the revisions), but earlier text or not, this Geneva edition was published prior to the London edition). Similar convolutions abound with the other 1759 editions, but, the sorting out, and prioritization, are now untangled beyond contention. Candide abides as the epitomic tour de force, steadier than the north polar star. It's the philosophical fable of the French Enlightenment, and the genotype of irony without exaggeration, and it sings out, in an angelic voice, that light hearts live long. Repeat after me, and remember it well. Light hearts live long!

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        The Liberty of the Spirit and of the Flesh Distinguished: In An Address to Those Captives in Spirit Among the People Called Quakers, Who Are Commonly Called Libertines. By John Rutty, An Unworthy Member of that Community

      {Philadelphia] Dublin: Printed: Philadelphia, Reprinted B. Franklin and D Hall, 1759. Reprinted. Leather bound. Very good. 8vo. 64pp. Bound in modern leather with leather title block pasted down on front cover. Right front end sheet and rear end sheet added. Pages are in very good condition. First American Edition. Evans 8486; Miller 719. Hildeburn 1642. "First Published in 1756. Late in 1759 the Society of Friends in Philadelphia ordered the publication of this piece in an edition of 4000 copies" [Miller]. An Irish Quaker and Dublin physician, Rutty wrote books on Ireland, religion, and natural history. "Rutty, an orthodox Quaker, the historian of Irish Quakerism, deprecated the worldliness of his co-religionists, and their contemporary neglect of the Holy Bible, and the historical facts of revelation." - Richard S. Harrison, Dr. John Rutty of Dublin: A Quaker Polymath in the Enlightenment [2011].

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume XXIX (29) January to December 1759

      London: D Henry; R Cave. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1759. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 608pp, [xvi] + plates. 22 b/w plates and maps (8 fold-out). .

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        World Map and 4 continents - set of 5 engraved handcolored maps. - "Mappa Totius Mundi vel Planiglobium Terrestris" - "Nova Tabula Americae" - "Nova Tabula Europae" - "Nova Tabula Asiae" - "Nova Tabula Africae"

      Augsburg, Kilian 1759 - each map-size c. 27 x 34,5 cm -- each sheet c. 300 x 370mm -- the map of Africa with marginal tear into image on bottom, not closed and no loss. -- light age toning -- a very rare and decorative set. -- On the world map and the America map California is shown as an island. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Des Herrn von Montesquiou [sic!] Persianische Briefe

      [xvi],560 Seiten Halbleinen Erste Ausgabe der ersten deutschen Übersetzung, sehr selten.- Neuerer Privateinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.- Kanten berieben / bestossen, Vorsatzblatt geknikt, verblasster Besitzeintrag, wenige Bleistiftnotizen zu falsher Briefnummerierung, papierbedingte Seitenbräunung.- Wiki: "Die erste deutsche Übersetzung von Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn, dem jüngere Bruder des Poeten Friedrich von Hagedorn, erschien 1759 unter dem Titel Des Herrn de Montesquiou [sic!] Persianische Briefe in Frankfurt und Leipzig. Grundlage seiner Übersetzung, die er mit Anmerkungen versah, ist die Version B, die 1721 in Amsterdam erschienen ist. 1760 erschien eine zweite verbesserte Auflage." /// Standort Wimregal HAA-26971 m/'

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        World Map and 4 continents - set of 5 engraved handcolored maps. - \"Mappa Totius Mundi vel Planiglobium Terrestris\" - \"Nova Tabula Americae\" - \"Nova Tabula Europae\" - \"Nova Tabula Asiae\" - \"Nova Tabula Africae\"

      Augsburg, Kilian 1759. each map-size c. 27 x 34,5 cm -- each sheet c. 300 x 370mm -- the map of Africa with marginal tear into image on bottom, not closed and no loss. -- light age toning -- a very rare and decorative set. -- On the world map and the America map California is shown as an island. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        MÉMOIRES HISTORIQUES, MILITAIRES ET POLITIQUES, SUR LES PRINCIPAUX ÉVÉNEMENTS ARRIVES DANS L&#146;ÎLE ET ROYAUME DE CORSE, depuis le commencement de l'année 1738 jusques à la fin de l'année 1741. Avec l'histoire naturelle de ce pays là et diverses remarques curieuses touchant l'origine des peuples qui l'habitent. Le tout enrichi d'une carte nouvelle de l'île de Corse, dédié à M. le Comte de Maillebois. Par M. Jaussin, ancien apothicaire major des camps et armées de sa majesté, etc.

      A Lausanne, chez Marc-Mic. Bousquet et Comp., 1758-1759. - A Lausanne, chez Marc-Mic. Bousquet et Comp., 1758-1759. 2 volumes in-12 (16,5 x 10 cm), de XXX-591 et (1)-604 pages. 1 grande carte de l'île de Corse repliée (60 x 45 cm environ dépliée). Reliure de l'époque plein veau caramel tacheté à l'acide, tranches mouchetées bleues. Reliures habilement restaurées malgré un cuir sec (restauration visible aux mors mais ensemble très décoratif et très solide). Pièces de titre refaites à l'identique. Intérieurs frais. Bien complet de la carte qui a été très bien repliée et se trouve ici sans déchirures. Edition originale rare et recherchée. Jaussin (Louis-Armand) était archéologue et suivait en qualité d&#146;apothicaire les troupes auxiliaires envoyées par la France en Corse pour réprimer l&#146;insurrection de cette île contre la république de Gênes sous les ordres du maréchal de Maillebois. (Hoefer, Biographie Universelle, Tome 26, 421). La plupart des exemplaires ont été dépouillés de la grande carte de l'île de Corse par Robert de Vaugondy qui était arrachée pour être vendue séparément. Ouvrage essentiel sur le sujet qui doit figurer dans toute bibliothèque sérieuse construite autour de l'île de beauté. Très rare avec la grande carte. Bel exemplaire. Photographies sur simple demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abridgment and Collection of the Acts of Assembly Of the Province of Maryland, At present in Force. With A small choice Collection of Precedents in Law and Conveyancing. Calculated for the Use of the Gentlemen of the Province. Cohen 5670; Wroth 215

      The only abridgement of Maryland's colonial laws, the fourth abridgement of a colony's laws published in this country, preceded by those in Virginia and Pennsylvania, the only other two colonies whose laws were individually abridged. Modern 1/4 cloth over decorated boards, somewhat strained, definite browning and some staining, a few marginal signatures excised; a serviceable copy. Printed by William Bradford, Printer . . . for the Author, Philadelphia, 1759.

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

      London: for A. Millar, and A. Kincaid and J. Bell, in Edinburgh, 1759 - Octavo (203 × 122 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, skilfully rebacked with original spine compartments laid down, red morocco label to style, sides with gilt roll border. Corners restored, first and last leaves tanned in margins from turn-ins, closed tear repaired to leaf C7 without loss, scattered light foxing and a couple of marginal chips, occasional pencil side-ruling and marginal markings; a very good copy. Complete with half-title and errata on last leaf; pp. 317-336 omitted, as issued, text and register complete. First edition, published in April 1759 with a recorded "print run of 1,000 copies" (Sher, Early Editions of Adam's Smith's Books, 13). Smith's first book and his later Wealth of Nations demonstrate "a great unifying principle Smith's ethics and his economics are integrated by the same principle of self-command, or self-reliance, which manifests itself in economics in laissez faire" (Spiegel). Smith's famous phrase is first used here that would be repeated in the later work: that self-seeking men are often "led by an invisible hand without knowing it, without intending it, to advance the interest of the society" (Part IV, Chapter 1). "The fruit of his Glasgow years The Theory of Moral Sentiments would be enough to assure the author a respected place among Scottish moral philosophers, and Smith himself ranked it above the Wealth of Nations . Its central idea is the concept, closely related to conscience, of the impartial spectator who helps man to distinguish right from wrong. For the same purpose, Immanuel Kant invented the categorical imperative and Sigmund Freud the superego" (Niehans, 62). Goldsmiths' 9537; Higgs 1890; Kress 5815; Tribe 1; Vanderblue, p. 38. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Grondbeginselen van den scheepsbouw, of werkdadige verhandeling der scheepstimmerkunst; in't Fransch beschreven .. en in het Neerduits gebracht door een liefhebber der vrye kunsten. Zynde deeze vertaaling, onder het opzigt van twee beroemde Hollandsche scheepsbouwers, verrykt, met eenige aantekeningen, voor ongeoeffende in de Fransche scheepstimmerkunst en in de meetkunde.

      's Gravenhaage, Amsterdam, Ottho van Thol & Gerrit de Groot, 1759.4to. Modern half calf. With title-page printed in red and black with fine engraved title-vignette and 9 engraved head pieces by Nicolas Ozanne and 24 engravings on 23 folding plates. 349,XX pp.First Dutch edition; first published in Paris in 1752 Éléments de l'architecture navale; ou traité practique de la construction des vaisseaux. The first training manuel for aspiring naval contructors written by the founder of the school for students of naval engineering and architecture at the Louvre in 1741. - A fine copy of a landmark in the development of naval architecture. Cat. NHSM II, p.748; Polak 2859 (French ed.).

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXIX (29) January to December 1759

      D Henry; R Cave, London 1759 - iii, 608pp, [xvi] + plates. 22 b/w plates and maps (8 fold-out). G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antique Master Print-NIGHTSCENE-SABRE-THREAT-CANDLE-Ploos van Amstel-Troost-1759

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Hopman Ulrich' - A night scene from the play "Hopman Ulrich". One man threatens another with a sabre to the chest, while a woman holding a candle appears in the doorway in the background. Mezzotint on laid paper paper. Watermark: A printdrawing is a work of art made to simulate a drawing, using a combination of graphical techniques including roulette, mezzotint, crayon / stipple engraving, etching and aquatint etching. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Only state Ref: LNP proof 27. signed in pencil verso, with a dedication to Dionys Muilman, rare!Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Cornelis Ploos van Amstel' after 'Cornelis Troost'. Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (1726-1798) was active as merchant in Amsterdam. He was an avid collector of art and invented a method of making prints after drawings from his own collection. Cornelis Troost (1696-1750) was an 18th-century actor and painter from Amsterdam. He gave up his acting career for painting in 1723 when he became the pupil of Arnold Boonen. Condition: Very good, given age. Thread margins, very good impression. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-B3-25 The overall size is ca. 9.2 x 13.3 inch. The image size is ca. 9 x 13 inch. The overall size is ca. 23.4 x 33.8 cm. The image size is ca. 22.8 x 33 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. T. C. Lotter in 2 ( v. 4 ) Blatt b. P. Schenk, "Geograph. Delineation des zu denen Kuhr Sächsischen Landen gehörigen Marggrafthums Ober Lausitz, Worinnen enthalten I. der Budisnische, II. der Goerlitzer, III. der Queis und IV. der Eigenische Kreiss, nebst denen darinnen befindlichen Herrschafften Muscau, Hoyerswerda, Koenigsbruck, Rothenburg, Lahmen etc .".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1759, zusammengesetzt auf 42,5 x 115 cm. Koemann Sche 16, 37 a-b. - Oben links die Titelkartusche. Die Karte zeigt den nördlichen Teil der Oberlausitz. Gebiet: Senftenberg, Bad Muskau, Sprottau/Schlesien, Naumburg/Schlesien, Ortrand.

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        Essai sur l'ameliorations des terres.A Paris, chez Durand , 1759.

      A Paris, chez Durand 1759 - Cm. 16,5, pp. xii, 285 (3). Con 3 tavole incise in rame ripieg. f.t., vignetta al frontespizio e bella testatina xil. alla seconda carta. Leg. coeva in piena pelle con titoli su tass. e ricchi fregi floreali al dorso; tagli rossi. Sottili e minime fenditure a due cerniere. Ben conservato. Henry Patullo, agronomo ed economista irlandese, fu amico e collaboratore di Quesnay nella teorizzazione della fisiocrazia, dottrina economica avversa al mercantilismo industriale e fondata sulla centralità dell'agricoltura nello sviluppo economico. La dedicatoria a Madame de Pompadour delinea un esemplificativo manifesto delle principali istanze dei fisiocrati. Non comune e ricercato. Cfr. Kvk; Kress 5804, Higgs 1925, Barbier II, 226. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schwanenburg vom Kermisdal gesehen und die Schwanenburg von der Eingangsseite ('t Slot te Cleeff langs het Rieviertje Kermisdal te zien. - 't Slot binne Cleeff.').

      - Kupferstich v. van Liender n. de Beyer, 1759, 18,5 x 13,5 1. Ausgabe, von der nur 100 gedruckt worden!

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        Kritische Einleitung in die Geschichte und Lehrsätze des alten und neuen Musik.

      Berlin, Lange, 1759 - 6 Bll., 246 S., 4 Bll. (Register). 1 Kupfer-Porträt und 8 Kupfertafeln. Erste Ausgabe. - Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg (1718 - 1795) "war eng verbunden mit den damals am Berliner Hof oder in seiner Nähe tätigen Musikern wie Johann Joachim Quantz, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, den Brüdern Benda und Graun, Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Johann Friedrich Agricola und Christian Gottfried Krause. Einige von ihnen hatten J. S. Bach nahegestanden. M. war der erste, der die Berliner Musik publizistisch zur Geltung brachte. In den wenigen Jahren, in denen er sich der Musik widmen konnte, hat er erstaunlich viel geleistet. Er hat seine Landsleute mit den Grundsätzen von musikalischer Theorie und Praxis sowie mit den seinerzeit bedeutenden Problemen bekannt gemacht. . Seine monographischen Arbeiten verfolgten, darin den künstlerischen Aktivitäten der Berliner Schule nahe, volksbildnerische Absichten. Marpurg behandelte nahezu alle Gebiete der Musiktheorie: die physikalischen und arithmetischen Grundlagen der Musik, die Temperatur, den Generalbaß, die Kompositionslehre und die Fuge, den Gesang, das Klavierspiel, die Manieren sowie die Geschichte der Musik" (NDB XVI, 2135 f). - Das vorliegende Werk behandelt die Musik der alten Griechen. Marpurg beruft sich besonders auf Aristides Quintilianus. Er untersucht besonders die Metrik, Rhythmik und Melsodik der griechischen Musik und bringt auch ein "Exempel von der griechischen Composition" und einen Exkurs über die Instrumente der alten Griechen. - Vorsatz mit alten hs. Notizen. Etw. gebräunt und fleckig. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. HPgmt. der Zeit (bestoßen, etw. beschabt und fleckig). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lettre a son excellence monseigneur le prince de Talleyrand Périgord,... au sujet de la traite des negres.London, Schulze & Dean, 1814. Large 8vo. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Hogg, The African slave trade and its suppression 2488b; Ragatz, British Caribbean history, p. 569. First edition of the French translation, published simultaneously with the original English, of an open letter by the famous English abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833), addressed to the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838). Wilberforce gives in great detail the many considerations that led Britain to abolish the slave trade, hoping to persuade France to abolish it as well and even join Britain in its civilizing projects in Africa. However, France did not consent to Wilberforce's proposals and officially abolished in 1848. Included at the end is an appendix with extracts from various others, supporting the statements made by Wilberforce in the letter.Some damp stains throughout. Binding slightly worn along the extremities. Overall in good condition.

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        GOD'S PROTECTING PROVIDENCE, MAN'S SUREST HELP AND DEFENSE, in Times of Greatest Difficulty, and most eminent Danger, evidenced in the remarkable Deliverance of Robert Barrow, with divers other Persons, from the devouring Waves of the Sea, amongst which..

      London: Printed and sold by Mary Hinde, 1759. [xiv], 126 pages of text, followed by [iv] pages of publisher's advertisement. Bound in full speckled calf by Riviere & Son; front hinge repaired, with minor rubbing to binding, and the boards are slightly bowed. The title page has archival mending where it is bound into the book, and about half of the pages have a small chip to the lower margin all of which have an old repair. The title page has the printing date written on the bottom margin, and several pages have minor soiling. Title continues "...they suffered Shipwreck; and also from the cruel devouring Jaws of the inhuman Canibals of Florida. Faithfully related by one of the Persons concern'd therein, Jonathan Dickenson." Sabin 20015. Field 426. Howes D317. This is a fascinating Indian captivity narrative, and the first edition is the first book of general interest published in Philadelphia. The fifth edition.. Fifth edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Accurate Vorstellung der sämtlichen Koeniglich Preussischen Armee. Worinnen zur eigentlichen Kenntnis der Uniform von jedem Regimente ein Offizier und Gemeiner in völliger Montirung . abgebildet sind.

      - Nürnberg, Raspe, 1759. 4to. Gestochenes Frontispiz, gestochener Titel, 118 altkolorierte bzw. gold- und silbergehöhte Kupfertafeln mit Darstellungen von Uniformen, 1 Textbl. "Alphabetisches Verzeichnis". Interims-Pappband d. Zeit (beschabt u. fleckig, Ecken bestoßen). Erste Ausgabe. - Luxusexemplar auf großem, starken Papier (26:18 cm), die Uniformdarstellungen in minutiös ausgeführtem Fürstenkolorit. Jede Tafel zeigt einen Offizier und Gemeinen mit gestochenen Angaben über Stiftung, Chefs, Stärke und Garnison der Regimenter. Frontispiz: Brustbild König Friedrichs II. in Rokokodekoration. - Die beiden fast immer fehlenden gestochenen Widmungsblätter sind (in guter Xerokopie auf altem Papier) nach dem Haupttitel eingebunden. - Colas 2669; Lipperheide Qdb 3 und Abb. 127 (jeweils nur 117 Tafeln); Campe, Friedrich II. 462 (Frontispiz). - Stellenw. etwas finger- oder braunfleckig, vereinzelt mit Farbwischern, kl. Abplatzungen im Kolorit oder Wasserflecken. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur l'administration des terres.

      Paris: chez Jean-Thomas Hérissant,, 1759. 2 works in 1 volume, octavo (200 x 122 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, red morocco label to spine, compartments and raised bands elaborately decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges red. Engraved head- and tailpieces. Bookplate and Bibliotheque d'Hauteville library ticket to front pastedown. With the contents page repositioned after the avertissement. Spine ends and corners bumped, extremities lightly rubbed, hinges cracked but firm, endpapers a little marked and browned with contents lightly foxed, a very good copy. First and only edition of this pseudonymously authored treatise on agricultural reform originally attributed to Francois Quesnay by Barbier and published one year after the appearance of Quesnay's hugely influential Tableau économique. As a result of the statements made within, which emphasise the importance of agriculture to the national economy and strongly support contemporary Physiocratic doctrines, it was wrongly assumed to be authored by Quesnay. It is scarce in commerce and OCLC locates only one copy in institutional holdings (Libris Consortium Stockholm). Essai sur l'administration des terres is bound together with a first edition L'art de cultiver les peupliers d'Italie by Pelée de Saint-Maurice, published in Paris in 1762. This short treatise provides readers with advice on cultivating the poplar tree which was introduced in France in 1745 and quickly became the preferred tree for river and canal banks.

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        OHRDRUF - " Ansicht der Stadt Ohrdruff mit einer Aussicht auf den Thüringischen Candelaber ". Schöne Gesamtansicht, vorn links weidende Kühe, im Hintergrund die Berge. Kolorierter und mit Eiweiß gehöhter Kupferstich von und nach Christian August Günther um 1810. Reine Bildgröße : 33,5 x 44 cm.

      Von großer Seltenheit. - Günther (1759 Pirna - 1824 Dresden) war als Landschafter Schüler von Zingg und ab 1815 Professor an der Dresdner Akademie. Vgl. Thieme-B. XV, 202 f. und Nagler VI, 175 f. - Ausgezeichneter Abdruck mit Rand

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        Vie du Capitaine Thurot.Paris, 1791. 8vo. Modern marbled boards (using old marbled paper).

      - Not in Gosse. First edition of the first extensive biography of the notorious François Thurot. An account of some of his actions had appeared earlier in a.o Journal de la navigation d'une escadre Françoise, partie du port de Dunkerque aux ordres du capitaine Thurot, le 15 octobre 1759. Thurot was celebrated in France for his harrying of the English and feared around the British Isles for his daring skill and seamanship. Thurot was killed in action when his ships, having been driven in flight to the Isle of Man, were engaged by Captain Elliot and defeated. Some water damage in the fore edge margins (most notably in the first and last few leaves), otherwise in good condition, with broad margins. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Planespheres celestes

      Artist: Lapie Pierre M ( - 1870) ; issued in: ; date: ca 1828 1759 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Centerfold restored; - size (in cm): 46 x 61; - description: Map shows the miky-way of our galaxy in two hemispheres.;In Meteorologica Aristotle, wrote that the Greek philosophers Anaxagoras and Democritus proposed that the Milky Way might consist of distant stars. However, Aristotle himself believed the Milky Way to be caused by the ignition of the fiery exhalation of some stars which were large, numerous and close together; and that the ignition takes pace in the upper part of the atmosphere, in the region of the world which is continuous with the heavenly motions. The Neoplatonist philosopher Olympiodorus the Younger criticized this view, arguing that if the Milky Way were sublunary, it should appear different at different times and places on Earth, and that it should have parallax, which it does not. In his view, the Milky Way was celestial. This idea would be influential later in the Islamic world.;Actual proof of the Milky Way consisting of many stars came in 1610 when Galileo Galilei used a telescope to study the Milky Way and discovered that it was composed of a huge number of faint stars. In a treatise in 1755, Immanuel Kant, drawing on earlier work by Thomas Wright,speculated (correctly) that the Milky Way might be a rotating body of a huge number of stars, held together by gravitational forces akin to the Solar System but on much larger scales.The resulting disk of stars would be seen as a band on the sky from our perspective inside the disk. Kant also conjectured that some of the nebulae visible in the night sky might be separate galaxies themselves, similar to our own. Kant referred to both the Milky Way and the extragalactic nebulae, as an island universes, a term still current up to the 1930s.; -vita of the artist: Pierre M. Lapie (1779 ñ 1850) was a French cartographer and engraver. He was the father of cartographer Alexandre Emile Lapie. Lapie was a Colonel in the French army, where he worked in the corps of topographical engineers. Lapie worked closely with his son and published works together and individually. The work of Lapie and his son was influential on German commercial map makers in the 19th century. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A universal geographical dictionary; or, Grand gazetteer; of general, special, antient (!) and modern geography: including a comprehensive view of the various countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America; more especially of the British dominions and settlements throughout the world. 2 Bände.

      - London, J. Robinson and W. Johnston (et al.), 1759. Folio. 1 Bl., 760 S.; 1 Bl., S. 761-1446. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz u. 8 gefalteten Kupferkarten. Moderne Halbleder mit Rückenschild. Erste Londoner Ausgabe, erschienen im selben Jahr wie die erste Ausgabe, die unter dem Titel "The Grand Gazetteer, or Topographice Dictionary" in Exon erschien. Umfassendes geographisches Lexikon, mit Angaben über Größe, Lage und Bodenverhältnisse der einzelnen Länder und Orte, ihre Produktion, Flora, Fauna und Bodenschätze, Regierung, Handwerk und Künste, Verkehr, Sitten und Gebräuche, Religion, Besonderheiten und wichtige Ereignisse. - Das dekorative Frontispiz zeigt die vier Erdteile als mythologische Personen; die gestochenen Karten (sieben Karten im Format 35 x 46-48 cm, eine 42 x 35 cm) zeigen: die Welt, Afrika, Nordamerika, Südamerika, Asien, Europa, Norddeutschland und Süddeutschland. - Der aus Exeter stammende Drucker Andrew Brice (1690-1773) verfaßte u.a. "History and description of Exeter" und gab fast 60 Jahre lang eine Wochenzeitung heraus. - Cox III, 548: "A laborious compilation"; Sabin 7791; Dict. of National Biography, Epitome S. 143; Brushfield, Life and bibliography of Andrew Brice, S. 34f. - Gebräunt u. stockfleckig, vereinzelt kleine Randeinrisse. Teilw. mit 1-2 Wurmgängen im Fußsteg. S. 721- 725 nach S. 728 eingebunden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1760 / 1759 - Americanische Urquelle derer innerlichen Kriege des bedrängten Teutschlands + Das durch innerliche Kriege bedrängte Teutschland: von deren ersten Ursprung hergeleitet, und historisch beschrieben, auch mit dazu gehörigen Land-Karten und Plans erläutert ( Mit reichlich altcol. Karten )

      Kilian , Georg Christoph , Kunstverleger in Augsburg, 1759 ff. s.u. Beschreibung Halbleder Halblederband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem RT. Leder mit kl. Fehlstelle am ob.Kap und größerer Fehlstelle am unteren Kap. Seitlich oben auf ca. 6 cm angeplatzt. Deckel etw. berieben, beschabt. Enhält ca. 70 altcol. Faltkarten ( Erl. folgt) Die Karten sind montiert, 2 fach bis mehrfach gefaltet, häufig mit entspr. Erläuterungen //// Beginnend mit \'\'Americanische Urquelle derer innerlichen Kriege des bedrängten Teutschlands...() 1760, Textteil 146 Seiten - bis zum Kap. \'\' Tapferes Verhalten des Herrn von Kersaint \'\' mit den Karten ( Amerika, Ostindien, Can. Laurenti Fluß, Guadelupe,Louisborg Isle Roale, Isle Royale, Eroberung Minorca, Insulen West Amerika, Seekriegsstück \'\' Belle Isle 1759\'\', Regni Galliae /// Nachfolgend \'\'Das durch innerliche Kriege bedrängte Teutschland: von deren ersten Ursprung hergeleitet, und historisch beschrieben, auch mit dazu gehörigen Land-Karten und Plans erläutert\'\' Teil1 - 1Bl. sehr schöne mehrfache Weltkarte, Nova Tabula Europae, - Asiae , - Africae , - Americae , 1 Bl. Vorbericht Seite 3/4, schöne Germanicum Karte, Faltblatt geogr. Beschreibung, Seiten 5 bis 16, Plan sächs. und preuß.Lager bey Pirna, Plan der Bataille , Karte Saxonia, nicht col. Stück Königstein, Seite 17 , Zweyter Theil bis S. 62 ,, Böhmen, Bataille Reichenberg, - bat. bey Prag, Belagerung Prag, Bat.bey Planian, Lankarte Rhein , - Westphalen, Niederschsen, Preussen, Belagerung Memel, Bombard Zittau, Bat. Hastenbeck, Belagerung Geldern, Bat.b. Jägersdorf, Überfall von Berlin, Reichsarmee bey Fürth, Bat.b. Rosbach, Lankarten v.. Brandenburg, - Schlesien, Belagerung Schweidnitz, Bat. Breslau, Bat. Leuthen, Belagerung Breslau, B. Haarburg. - Dritter Theil Seite 63 bis 130 , BelagerungMünden, LK Böhmne-Mähren-Schlesien( 1 Bl) , Preuss. Belagerung Schweidnitz,Preuss.Transp., LK v. fränk. Grayß, Übergang der Prinz Ferdinand Armee, Bat. Crevelt, B. Sangershausen, - Zorndorf, - Lutterberg,- Hochkirchen,- Neuß,- Collberg, Abbrennung der Vororte Dresdens, Eroberung Rheinfels, LK Schwesisch Pommern . Vierter Theil S. 1 bis Seite 76. Armeestück ( ca. 8 Karten) , Eroberung Anclam Demin, Bat.b. Bergen, Ret. der Alliirten, Preus.Exp. i. Böhmen, -dto Franken,Grundriss Bremen, Bat. Zülchau, Bat.b. Minden, - b. Frankfurt Oder, bei meissen , - bey M. oder Dohna sowie der Grundriß von Münster ( Grundriß MS + HB nicht col.) Karten teilweise gerändert ( insbesondere die ersten K.) , teilweise etw. unterschiedlich altersfleckig, im Textteil teils üblich altersfleckig, zu Beginn im Textteil an sehr wenigen Seiten eine kleine Fraßspur. 3 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Vie du Capitaine Thurot.Paris, 1791. 8vo. Modern marbled boards (using old marbled paper).

      Not in Gosse. First edition of the first extensive biography of the notorious François Thurot. An account of some of his actions had appeared earlier in a.o Journal de la navigation d'une escadre Françoise, partie du port de Dunkerque aux ordres du capitaine Thurot, le 15 octobre 1759 . Thurot was celebrated in France for his harrying of the English and feared around the British Isles for his daring skill and seamanship. Thurot was killed in action when his ships, having been driven in flight to the Isle of Man, were engaged by Captain Elliot and defeated. Some water damage in the fore edge margins (most notably in the first and last few leaves), otherwise in good condition, with broad margins.

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        Louis XV lettre signée de la main du roi

      - Pièce manuscrite signée par le roi et contresignée par le marquis Armand de Bethune. Paris 25 décembre 1759 ; 1 page in-4° oblong (26 ,5 x 33 cm) sur vélin, pliures marquées. Archives Pierre Nolhac. Brevet de lieutenance de la compagnie de Crémanville dans le régiment de cavalerie de Preissac, pour le sieur Charles Boromé Tuillier de Manhac. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Instituiçao da Companhia Geral de Pernambuco, e Paraiba.

      Lisbon, Miguel Rodrigues. 1759. folio, 30 + (2)pp., with a large woodcut device on title incorporating the royal arms of King Joseph I, several old worm tracks (neatly repaired), mainly in the margins, part of two letters of title only partly printed, bound, probably in the early 20th century, in vellum-backed boards, the boards themselves covered with what appears to be an 18th century French legal document, spine lettered in red and black, a little worm damage at head of spine. Nonetheless, a good, crisp, copy. First edition. De Moraes, Bibliographia Brasiliana> p.353. Rodrigues, Bibl. Brasiliense> 698 (where he observes that the book is 'rare'). James Ford Bell C.477. Kress 5786. This was an inaugural address to Joseph I, King of Portugal, announcing the establishment by the Pombal government of the Company of Pernambuco and Paraiba, with information on the commerce of Brazil prior to the Company's existence. For the relevance of this company to the modern debates on so-called 'public-private partnerships' see Rodrigues and Sangster's article in Business History,> vol.54, issue 7, 2012. 'Based on archival sources, and considering the social, economic and political context, the study helps to enhance understanding of how the Portuguese enlightened despotic regime developed and connected the empire through a corporatist interface with a private company'. During the middle years of the 18th century five commercial colonial trading companies were established by the Portuguese. The C.G.P.P. was awarded the monopoly on produce from the entire Brazilian north east - traditionally the most developed area in the country because of its sugar industry.'

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        Veduta di Napoli dalla Punta di Posilipo sino.

      Artist: Aloja G; issued in: ; date: ca 1759 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 43,5 x 51; - description: Beautiful partly view of Naples with castle S. Elmo and caslte Novo

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        Map of the Empire of Germany, including all the States comprehended under that Name with the Kingdom of Prussia, & c.

      Artist: Delarochete Louis London; issued in: London; date: ca 1759 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Printed on 4 sheets joined together, folds partly restored; - size (in cm): 101,5 x 120; - description: Decorative and largely map of Germany witht he kingdom of Prussia, deteiled representation of rivers, mountains and cities. A decorative allegorical cartouche showing the German coat of arms, a black eagle with red feet, beak and tongue on a golden field.The German Empire of 1871?1918 had re-introduced the medieval coat of arms of the Holy Roman Emperors, in use during the 13th and 14th centuries (a black single-headed eagle on a golden background), before the emperors adopted the double-headed eagle, beginning with Sigismund of Luxemburg in 1433. The single-headed Prussian Eagle (on a white background, Argent, an eagle displayed sable) was used as an escutcheon to represent the Prussian Kings as dynasts of the German Empire.

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        Ueber die Schädlichkeit der Gewöhnung an Tabak. Ein Beitrag zur Erziehungskunde für Eltern, Pfarrer und Schullehrer. Leipzig, M. Rein "in Commission"; Siegen, Müller & comp., 1811. 8vo. Contemporary stiff marbled-paper wrappers, library label on spine and front cover.

      KVK (1 copy); not in Arents. An extremely rare treatise on the perniciousness of tobacco addiction. It was published for parents, priests and teachers to assist them in the education of children. Only one other copy found recorded, in the University Library of Tübingen.This copy comes from the library of Johann Christoph Friedrich Guts Muths (1759-1839), a German teacher and educator especially known for his role in the development of physical education. He introduced systematic physical exercise into the school curriculum and developed the basic principles of artistic gymnastics. In 1793, he published the first systematic textbook on the subject, Gymnastik für die Jugend, which became a standard reference. He also published the magazine Neue Bibliothek für Pädagogik, Schulwesen und die gesammte neueste pädagogische Literatur Deutschlands, formerly known under the title Zeitschrift für Pädagogik.Manuscript note on paste-down: "vid. N[eue]. bibliothek für Pädagogik etc. von Güts Müths. April 1813. Seite 87" on inside front cover; library stamp on title. Extremely rare treatise on the dangers of tobacco addiction in children.

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        ALMANACH Royal, année 1759.

      À Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Le Breton 1759 - in-8, 486 pp., veau fauve granité, dos fleurdelysé à nerfs, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Dos et coins frottés, manque à la coiffe supérieure.

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        The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest, with other Authentic Instruments. Oxford, Clarendon Press

      1759 - First Edition. Folio, [4], lxxxvi, [4], 86pp, contemporary sprinkled calf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Candide, ou l'Optimisme

      12mo (161x95 mm). 299, [3 blank] pp. Woodcut ornament to title and tail-pieces, with penultimate leaf N7 (blank) present but final leaf N8 (instructions to the binder) a stub only. Contemporary Italian mottled sheep-backed boards, gilt spine with red morocco label (upper corners worn). Some light foxing and browning, mostly to upper margin, a very good, genuine copy.RARE FIRST EDITION. A nice copy of the true first edition, with the following issue 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 the rewritten several short sentences on the Lisbon earthquake. This first edition does not preserve the cancelled paragraph on p. 242 critical of German poets (beginning "Candide était affligé").The bibliographical history of this book has been exasperatingly complex and confused, not least because before handing over a final manuscript to Cramer, Voltaire went behind his back and sent a slightly different version of the manuscript to John Nourse, a printer in London, who may well have dispatched copies to other publishers. The result was that within weeks of the first edition of Candide appearing in Geneva, sixteen other editions appeared in Paris, London and Amsterdam. The identification of the present issue as the true editio princeps, already supposed by Bengesco and Gagnebin, was recently confirmed by the cumulative analyses of Ira Wade, Giles Barber, and Stephen Weissman: the Genevan printing must be considered earlier than the other three editions containing 299 pages published in 1759 and than the thirteen others of different size printed in Europe in the same year.Around 1754 Voltaire "fled [from Berlin] to Geneva where he found and bought the ideal refuge, Ferney, four miles from the city. Here, just on French soil, he could enjoy the political liberty of Geneva with the social liberty of France. Here Candide, the most perfect of the light-weight parables which were his especial and peculiar forte, was written. Typically, it was published anonymously, and many times printed and pirated in its early years" (PMM).Drawing on the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 for inspiration, this conte philosophique became an almost instant best-seller with about 20,000 copies selling in the first year, in spite of initial censorship.Barber, 299G; Bengesco, 1434; Morize, 59a; PMM, 204.

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        Hedendaagsche historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Spanje en Portugal. Amsterdam, Tirion, 1759.

      - Half leren band (mist rug), (10)+662+(18) pag. Geillustreerd met frontispice, 2 kaarten (Spanje/Portugal en Straat van Gibraltar), en 4 prenten (gezicht op Gibraltar, auto da fe, 2x Lissabon). Compleet exemplaar, doch met watervlekken. B1416

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        A SERMON PREACHED OCTOBER 25TH. 1759. BEING A DAY OF PUBLIC THANKSGIVING APPOINTED BY AUTHORITY, FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE BRITISH ARMS THIS YEAR; ESPECIALLY IN THE REDUCTION OF QUEBEC, THE CAPITAL OF CANADA.

      Printed by Daniel and John Kneeland, for J. Winter,, Boston: 1759 - 43, [1 blank] pp, lacking the half title and disbound. Else a clean text and Very Good. Eliot traces the aggressions of "the papal yoke" from at least 1588, with the defeat of the Spanish Armada. "This open attempt being unsuccessful, our popish adversaries have ever since been forming plots and conspiracies to overthrow our religion and liberties." Eliot celebrates England's thwarting of their most recent effort, the defeat of Montcalm on the Plain of Abraham outside Quebec City. The French, says Eliot, have been a real nuisance-- "troublesome neighbors." Although "their numbers have been comparatively small, agreeable to the grasping temper that nation has ever discovered, they have been gradually drawing nearer to us, as if they hoped in process of time to drive us into the sea. They have been, for a long course of years, the cause of the wars we have had with the natives, they have supplied the Indians with arms and ammunition, they have filled them with prejudices against the English." He deplores "the most pernicious effects" of French domination of Nova Scotia upon the New England colonies; and lists the French aggressions against England in the New World from 1627 until the present. FIRST EDITION. TPL 282. Evans 8343. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anfangsgründe der Physiologe des menschlichen Körpers. 1.Bd.: Die Faser die Gefässe der Umlauf des Blutes das Herz.

      Aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt von Johann Samuel Halle. - Berlin, bei Christian Friedrich Voss, 1759, 8, 21 Bl., 970 pp., 4 Bl., 13 Bl. Register, 1 Portr., 2 Kupfertafeln, Pappband der Zeit. Erste Auflage der extrem seltenen, in über 20 Jahren erschienen Deutschen Ausgabe des in sich abgeschlossenen ersten Band der "Elementa physiologiae corporis humani". "Haller sondert Spreu vom Weizen in der Hämatologie!" "Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777), Arzt, Naturforscher und Poet, hat in seinem vielbändigen Werk "Elementa Physiologiae" einen vorzüglichen Überblick über die Entwicklung, die Befunde und Meinungen auf dem Gebiete der Physiologie gegeben. Außerdem bereicherte er fast alle Gebiete durch eigene Untersuchungen und war daher auch fähig, in Band II (1760) über den Stand der gesammten Blutlehre am Ende des zweiten Drittels des 18. Jahrhunderts kritisch zu berichten. Dieses Résumé ist, wenn wir es überblicken, eine stofflich wohlgeordnete Summe von Elementa zum Thema Blut, die wir fast alle oben (Von der Viersäftelehre zur Korpuskeltheorie des Blutes) irgendwann berührt haben. Seit dieser "Summa" des Haller, wußte jeder, wo man stand, was es noch Ungeklärtes gab und wo man Neues finden zu können hoffte. Haller referiert z.B. die Untersuchungen zur Blutmenge, die nach Hoffmann etwa 1/5 des Körpergewichtes betrage davon seien in den Arterien vier, in den Venen neun Teile enthalten. Einen Unterschied zwischen arteriellen und venösen Blut erkannte Haller nicht an, auch keinen Wertunterschied. Das Blut gerinnt spontan, schneller bei Arthritikern, Apolektikern und Rheumatikern. Die Herzpolypen haben nichts mit Krankheit zu tun, sie entstehen, wenn die Bewegung im Blute zur Ruhe kommt. Die Bluttemperatur beträgt normal 94-99 Fahrenheit, im Fieber geht sie bis 109/112. Das spezifische Gewicht von Blut zu Wasser verhält sich wie 1173:1000. Das Serum hat 109 Volumenanteile gegenüber 112 beim Cruor. Robuste Menschen haben relativ mehr Cruor als schwache. Die Existenz der von Malphigi und Leeuwenhoek beschriebenen Globuli wird noch von vielen geleugnet. Haller selbst sah sie nur bei Kaltblütern. Ihre Menge ist verschieden groß, sie sind elastisch. Haller ist gegenüber der Lehre von Zerfall und Neubildung der Globuli aus kleinen Teilchen skeptisch. Im Blut lebender Tiere existieren keine Fäserchen. Sie bilden sich erst bei der Gerinnung oder wenn das Blut in warmes Wasser eingelassen wird. Säuren bringen das Blut zur Koagulation. Alkalien machen das Blut nicht flüssiger. Hitzedestillation liefert allerlei Substanzen wie Wasser, Spiritus sanguinis (Boyle), flüchtiges Salz, zwei Öle, Blutkohle und fixes Salz. Über Boyles Ergebnisse war man also um 1760 nicht sonderlich hinausgelangt. Eisen wurde zuerst von Menghini (1746) im Blute nachgewiesen. Auch Luft solle im Blute enthalten sein. Für Haller ist die Viersäftelehre tot, ebenso die Lehre vom Temperamentum auf der Viersäftebasis. Das Temperament ist eine Sache der Partes firmae und nicht der Säfte. Die roten Teile des Blutes tragen zur Schwere bzw. Dichte des Blutes bei, daher vermag rotes Blut, wenn es in Herz einfließt, die Herzfassern besser zur Kontraktion zu stimulieren. Der rote Teil verläßt die Blutgefäße nicht, das tut nur das Serum welches zur Bildung der Fasern fester Teile nötig ist. Schon mit Haller ...verschiebt sich das Interesse der Physiologie und Pathologie von Säften zur Struktur der Gewebe und Organe." Boroviczény, Schipperges & Seidler: Einführung in die Geschichte der Hämatologie/K.E. Rothschun, Von der Viersäftelehre zur Korpuskeltheorie des Blutes, p.43f. Rotschuh No.42 Rare - Not in Wellcome, etc.

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        [Rasselas] The Prince of Abissinia. A Tale

      London: for R. and J. Dodsley ... and W. Johnston, 1759. First edition, one of 1500 printed by William Strahan. viii, 159; viii, 165 pp. A2r of vol. II in first, uncorrected state; terminal blank M4 present. 1 vols. Small 8vo (5-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches). Olive levant gilt, a.e.g., by Birdsall. George Barr McCutcheon copy with his bookplate. Spines uniformly toned. Fine. First edition, one of 1500 printed by William Strahan. viii, 159; viii, 165 pp. A2r of vol. II in first, uncorrected state; terminal blank M4 present. 1 vols. Small 8vo (5-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches). "Hawkins and Boswell agree that Rasselas was written to help the dying Sarah Johnson and eventually to pay for her funeral ... Johnson told Reynolds he wrote the work in the evenings of a single week, which implies a commencement at least on Monday 15 January, the date on which he learned of his mother's illness and on which he first sent her money" (Fleeman). Johnson's only novel, a moral fable that proved immediately popular and remains a delight; the English analogue of Voltaire's Candide. Here finely bound and with interesting provenance. Courtney & Smith, p. 87; Chapman & Hazen, p. 142; Fleeman I, 785-8; Rothschild 142; Tinker 1314

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        Two Journeys to Jerusalem

      ondon- Printed and Sold by All the Booksellers, 1759 Book. Good. Hardcover. A scarce augmented version of Crouch's 'A Journey to Jerusalem'. A compilation of works, including 'A Strange and True Account' by H Timberlake, The Travels of Fourteen Englishmen' by Nathaniel Crouch, 'Relation of the great council' by Samuel Brett and 'The Counterfeit Messiah' from John Evelyn's 'History of three late famous imposters'. Collated: Complete, with one plate and pages 152-160 misnumbered. A fascinating volume, containing a great amount information regarding the history of Judaism and their existence in America, Africa, Palestine and more. Uncommon in any edition or condition. Nathaniel Crouch was an English printer and bookseller who wrote under the pseudonym Richard Burton, or R. B. He was considered a poor historian, borrowing heavily from other works and publishing them as his own works under his imprint. He was widely denounced by historians of the following centuries, including Samuel Butler and Alexander Pope, although he is now regarded as a figure of interest in the development of historiography. Condition: Rebound in a cloth binding. Externally, very smart with just some light rubbing to the spine and boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned with with moderate spotting and wear to the top and fore edge. Title page and plate laid down. Title page foxed, with heavy repairs. Pages close trimmed to the top edge, not affecting main body of the text. Overall: GOOD.

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