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        L'Office de la Vierge Marie,

      Venice: for Giambattista Albrizzi,, 1759. suivant le commandement du B. Pape Pie V. et reconnu par Urbain VIII. Avec l'Office des Morts, Sept Pseaumes, Vespres & Complies de toute l'année, les prières de S. Antoine, & autres devotes oraisons, et le Rosaire. Octavo (205 x 134 mm). Contemporary calf, sides with wide decorative borders in gilt with central circular black morocco onlays decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a contemporary mottled calf pull-off slipcase lined with decorative paper, gilt rules. Engraved title vignette and 3 full-page engravings, all with contemporary hand-colouring. A little rubbed, but a very handsome copy of this illustrated prayer book. A very attractive Venetian printing of the Little Office of Our Lady, in the reformed Breviary of Pius V, the text in French and Latin, prettily bound. This particular edition is rare, with no copy located in institutional holdings worldwide. Giambattista Albrizzi is best known as the printer of a monumental edition of Gerusalemme liberata (1745).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Geschichte der islamischen Welt und der Mongolen (4 Bände in 2).

      Halle, Gebauer, 1759/61. - Mit 4 gestochenen Frontisp., 15 teils gefaltete Kupferstiche und Kupferkarten, 3 Textkupfer, 45, 703 Seiten; 30, 724 Seiten; 50, 664 Seiten; 30, 696 Seiten, Pergamentbände der Zeit, 24 x 20,5 cm, (Uebersetzung der Allgemeinen Weltgeschichte, 19. bis 22. Teil). Einbände etwas fleckig, innen etwas gebräunt. Das 2. Buch mit kleinem Einriss am Rücken. Die 4. Teile beinhalten die Geschichte des Aufstiegs des Islam und die Geschichte der islamischen Reiche im Nahen und Mittleren Osten (ohne das Osmanische Reich), sowie die Geschichte der Mongolen und der Nachfolgestaaten des Mongolenreiches.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Dictionnaire raisonné et universel des animaux, ou le règne animal

      - A Paris, chez Claude Jean Baptiste Bauche 1759. 4 volumes In-4 reliés plein veau, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges. Faux-titre, titre, XXXII + 816 pages, 1 feuillet blanc et 729, 731, 640 pages. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Ouvrage composé d'après ce qu'ont écrit les naturalistes anciens & modrnes, les historiens & les voyageurs. Quelques défauts aux reliures (coiffes élimées, coins émoussés), une trace d'humidité au plat supérieur du tome 2. Bel ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Office de la Vierge Marie, suivant le commandement du B. Pape Pie V. et reconnu par Urbain VIII. Avec l'Office des Morts, Sept Pseaumes, Vespres & Complies de toute l'année, les prières de S. Antoine, & autres devotes oraisons, et le Rosaire.

      Venice: for Giambattista Albrizzi, 1759 - Octavo (205 x 134 mm). Contemporary calf, sides with wide decorative borders in gilt with central circular black morocco onlays decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a contemporary mottled calf pull-off slipcase lined with decorative paper, gilt rules. A little rubbed, but a very handsome copy of this illustrated prayer book. Engraved title vignette and 3 full-page engravings, all with contemporary hand-colouring. A very attractive Venetian printing of the Little Office of Our Lady, in the reformed Breviary of Pius V, the text in French and Latin, prettily bound. This particular edition is rare, with no copy located in institutional holdings worldwide. Giambattista Albrizzi is best known as the printer of a monumental edition of Gerusalemme liberata (1745).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden, und einen vollständigen Begriff von der neuern Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte machen; worinnen der wirkliche Zustand aller Nationen vorgestellet, und das Merkwürdigste, Nützlichste und Wahrhaftigste in Europa, Asia, Africa und America [.) enthalten ist; Mit nöthigen Landkarten [.] und mancherley Abbildungen [.] versehen; Durch eine Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer im Englischen zusammen getragen, und aus demselben und dem Französischen ins Deutsche übersetzt.

      Leipzig Arkstee und Merkus 1759 - Siebzehnter Band. gr.8°. 3 Bll., 726 S., 21Bll. mit 17 (z. Tl. gef.) Kupferkarten und 11 Kupferst. Blindgepr. Original-Lederband. (Einband stärker berieben und bestossen, Buchblock sehr gut). Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aegis Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        Memorie per servire alla storia della casa di Brandembourgo. Continuate fino a tutto l‘anno 1756. 2 in einem Band.

      Neapel, Girolamo Flauto, 1759. 8°. Mit 2 (wiederh.) gest. Titelportraits Friedrichs II. v. Dom. dell‘ Acerra. 2 Bll., 271 (1) S., 1 weißes Bl.; 1 Bl., 202 S., 3 Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden, handschriftl. Rückentitel u. dreiseitig marmor. Schnitt. Der zweite Band mit dem Titel „Memorie intorno alla vita di Federigo III. Re di Prussia. Continuate fino alla Primavera dell‘ anno 1758. Le quali possono servire ancora di proseguimento a quelle della sua casa di Brandembourgo scritte dal Sig. ***“. - Friedrich II. wird hier (nach Friedrich I. und Friedrich Wilhelm I.) als III. König von Preußen gezählt. - Möglicherweise handelt es sich beim zweiten Teil um eine italienische Übersetzung des Werkes „Memoirs of Frederick III. King of Prussia“ (London 1757). - Der Stecher des Titelportraits, der italienische Maler und Kupferstecher Domenico dell‘ Acerra, „tätig besonders in Neapel in der 2. Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts“ stach Portraits, Ansichten und Landkarten (vgl. Thieme/B. I, 38). - Über KVK kein Exemplar in dt. Bibliotheken nachweisbar. - Einband min. berieben. Durchg. etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Friedrich II., der Große, König v. Preußen, Memorie per servire alla storia della casa di Brandembourgo

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Neujahrsblatt der Stadtbibliothek Zürich, 1. Jg. 1759 - 83. Jg. 1841 (1. Jg.: «Der Jugend und Wissenschaft liebenden Jugend gewiedmet von der Stadt-Bibliothek in Zürich, am Neujahrs-Tage 1759» - 83. Jg.: «Neujahrsblöatt herausgegeben von der Stadtbibliothek in Zürich auf das Jahr 1841»). (83 Hefte).

      Zürich, o. Vlg., - 1841 1759 - Gr.8°, bis und mit 1818 jeweils 8 S., später auch bis 16, selten mehr S.; jeweils 1 gestochene Taf. auf dem ersten Bl., Lose, tlw. geleimte gefalzte Bögen; (selten brosch.); ab 1837 brosch., Tlw. stockfl. oder staubrandig, tlw. etw. randrissig u. -knittrig, Titelbl. von Nr. 1 fleckig u. gebräunt; allg. gutes Ex. Rohr Nr. 1 - 83. Die Kupfer der ersten 4 Jahrgänge von Salomon Gessner, ab dem 5. bis zum 32. Jahrgang meist Darstellungen der Schweizergeschichte von Johann Balthasar Bullinger, spätere Kupfer oft nach Martin Usteri. 2200 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - ZürichGeschichte - allgemeinZeitschriften [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Rudimenta panduristae, oder: Geig-Fundamenta, worinnen die kürzeste Unterweisung für einen Scholaren welcher in der Violin unterwiesen zu werden verlanget/ sowohl zum Behuf des Discipuls/ als auch zur Erleichterung der Mühe und Arbeit eines Lehrmeisters/ Auf die gründlicht- und leichteste Art mit beygefetzten Exemplen dargethan wird. Von einem aufrichtigen Music-Freund

      Augspurg : Johann Jacob Lotters seel. Erben, 1759. - 48 S. Quer-8vo. Ohne Einband. Titelblatt lose. In Losen Lagen. Stempel auf Titel. Rücken fransig. Nur hinteres Umschlagblatt da. Auf eine Stelle leichte Bleistift-Eintragungen. Vereinzelt einige Bleistift-Vermerken und kleine Randschaden. Äusserst seltene Abhandlung. Diese 3. Ausgabe nicht in RISM BVI. Ab S. 17: \"Musick-Stücke à Violino & Basso\".Versand D: 4,00 EUR early music, illustration, lit, alte Musik, illustration, lit

      [Bookseller: Musikantiquariat Paul van Kuik]
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        Fabeln. Drey Bücher. Nebst Abhandlungen mit dieser Dichtungsart verwandten Inhalts. Mit einem Titelkupfer und einer gestochenen Titelvignette (J.W.M[EIL] fecit).

      bey Christian Friedrich Voß, Berlin 1759 - Front., Titel, XII, 250 S. [Pag. vertauscht: 250/249]. Halblederband d.Zt. auf fünf Bünden mit Rückenschild und –vergoldung. Etwas berieben, gestauchte Ecken restauriert. Erste Ausgabe, erster Druck (Muncker S.387f.; Goedeke IV,379,86; Kat. Fabula docet 114). – Vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Oben und seitlich stärker beschnitten als unten. Gemusterte Innendeckelbezüge. A.d. weiße Vorsatz der handschriftl. Eintrag: „Geschenk vom Herrn [??] BOIE Meldorf 11.December 1793 KRÜCK“. FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN KRÜCK (1759 - ?) war Gerichtsaktuar und diente als solcher dem 1781 zum Landvogt in Meldorf berufenen H.C.BOIE. BOIE hatte LESSING bereits 1767 persönlich kennengelernt und blieb ihm freundschaftlich verbunden. Die Fabeln sind Resultat und Höhepunkt von LESSINGs langwährender Beschäftigung mit dieser Dichtungsart. Erste Zeugnisse dessen, die poetischen Fabeln, finden sich bereits in den Schrifften von 1753ff.; kurz vor der vorliegenden Ausgabe, hatte er noch S.RICHARDSONs Æsop’s Fables übersetzt und herausgegeben (Sittenlehre für die Jugend, 1757; vgl. No.1707). „LESSINGs Fähigkeit, in subtilster Form die Ironie in prägnanter Kürze und leuchtender Klarheit einfache, aber fundamentale Wahrheiten mitzuteilen, hat in den Fabeln einen in der deutschen Sprache nicht vergleichbaren Höhepunkt.“ (Kat. Lessing-Ausstellung. Wolfenbüttel). Die den neunzig Fabeln angehängten Abhandlungen „sind nicht nur insofern von Bedeutung, als LESSING hier einige zentrale Begriffe seiner späteren theoretischen Hauptschriften bereits vorwegnimmt und sogar deutlicher formuliert, sondern auch deshalb, weil die allgemeine Literaturtheorie des 18.Jhdts, besonders die von GOTTSCHED und J.J.BREITINGER, der Fabel eine hervorragende Rolle zuwies und LESSING nahezu alle seine zahlreichen Vorgänger an Einsicht in die Struktur dieser ‚Dichtungsart‘ übertrifft.“ (KNLL 10, 313). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günther Trauzettel]
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        PRINCE OF ABISSINIA. A TALE [RASSELAS]

      London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley and W. Johnston, 1759. 2 volumes. First edition, the first state with A2r of Vol. II reading "Contents,/Vol. II." The first edition consisted of 1500 copies in total, this being the most rare state. Small 8vo, bound in the original contemporary full calf, the covers with double-fillet gilt ruled frame, long ago expertly restored at the hinges in correct sympathy to the covers and spines, raised bands ruled in gilt and with gilt volume numbers, blanks present as called for, original end-leaves. Housed in a fine solander case of brown calf, the spine with raised bands and three red morocco labels gilt lettered and numbered. viii, 159pp; viii, 165 pp. Very scarce in full period calf in its earliest state, the text solid and quite fresh, very clean but for some minor expected age toning. The calf with some minor age-wear at the corners and normal evidence of age or use, sturdy and attractive and a pleasing and well-preserved and honest copy. RARE FIRST EDITION AND FIRST STATE ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY BINDINGS. ESPECIALLY ELUSIVE THUS. This would eventually become Dr. Johnson's best selling and most popular work and it has never been out of print. The book was written in a single week to pay for the costs incurred in caring for Johnson's mother during her sickness and for her eventual funeral. It is also Johnson's only novel. Universally and immediately known as "Rasselas", the name was not actually given to the work until after the author's death. All of the editions published in Johnson's lifetime were done anonymously. Fleeman states that, "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." Both Hawkins and Boswell agree the work was written in order to help his mother during her illness. It is said that Johnson was able to finish the work in such short time because he had already been pondering the tale for his entire life. One of the most popular works in the language, 'Rasselas' is an tale about happiness influenced by Lobo's A Voyage to Abyssinia which Johnson had translated in 1735. A "philosophical romance", early readers considered it a work of practical importance while critics remarked on the difficulty of classifying it as a novel. While the story is thematically similar to Candide by Voltaire, also published early in 1759, as both concern young men traveling in the company of honoured teachers, encountering and examining human suffering in an attempt to determine the root of happiness, their root concerns are distinctly different. Though philosophically complex, the plot of 'Rasselas' is simple in the extreme. An interesting legacy of the work, and testament to its popularity, is that Rasselas became a name frequently adopted by emancipated slaves. Johnson was a staunch opponent of slavery and was revered by abolitionists.

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        Methodical Summary of the Law Relating to the Pleas of the Crown. Written originally By Sir Matthew Hale, Knt. sometime Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench. To which are now added many new References [etc.]. Sixth Edition. Two Volumes

      London: Printed by Catherine Lintot . . . for J. Worrall, 1759. Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else a very good, exceptionally well preserved set; two copies in ESTC, neither in this country The rare penultimate precis of Hale's masterpiece, his Historia Placitorum Coronae, one for which (in Maitland's words) "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        APUNTAMIENTOS SOBRE LAS LEYES DE PARTIDA. COMPLETA

      HEREDEROS DE GERONIMO CONEJOS, VALENCIA 1759 - Apuntamientos sobre las leyes de Partida al tenor, de leyes recopiladas, Autos acordados, autores españoles y practica moderna Herederos de Geronimo Conejos, Valencia, 1759. A Pleno Pergamino de Época. Excelente ejemplar encuadernado de época en pergamino. 7 Partidas + Indice General alfabetico asi de los textos de las 7 partidas como de los apuntamientos. De 35 x 25 Cm. Tomo 1: abarca Partidas 1 y 2. XIX+204 + II+188 Paginas. Señales de humedad en las primeras hojas en el margen inferior dercho sin afectar al texto . Tomo 2: abarca Partidas 3,4 y 5. III+261 + III+198 + IV+130 Paginas. Apartir del medio de la Quinta partida señales de humedad en el margen inferior derecho sin afectar el texto. Tomo 3: abarca Partidas 6 y 7 + Indice General alfabetico asi de los textos de las 7 partidas como de los apuntamientos. XIX+204 + II+188 Paginas.El libro esta enganchado a las cubiertas por la cubierta trasera, visualizandose el tejuelo por el interior de la cubierta delantera. Adjuntamos foto. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Compendio del arte de la lengua mexicana.

      Mexico: Bibliotheca Mexicana 4to (21 cm, 8"). Frontis., [12] ff., 202 pp., plt.. 1759 This is the second edition of Carochi's grammar, and as such is the first edited and improved by Paredes; the first edition appeared in 1645 and is a very rare book. The work is widely held to be the best Nahuatl grammar in the classical tradition; Dra. H. de León-Portilla calls it a "Resumen conciso de lo más sobresaliente expuesto por Carochi." Carochi, an Italian Jesuit missionary, is considered to have been one of the three best scholars of the colonial era to turn his attention to the study of the native languages of Mexico. This edition of his work, "Dispuesto con brevedad, claridad, y propriedad por el P. Ignacio de Paredes," bears an elaborate emblematic frontispiece engraved by Zapata — also in a classical tradition — showing St. Ignatius teaching the peoples of the world. Provenance: 18th-century ownership inscription, "Del uso del B. Ygnacio Rendon"; note in French "Se vend en 1874, 300 francs"; 19th-century bookplates of "Museum Bollandianum," one marked in pen "double. Contemporary limp vellum, remnants of ties. Pages mostly clean and white, with a very few showing small spots of foxing. A very satisfactory copy.

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        Recueil de diverses pièces, sur la Philosophie, la Religion Naturelle, l'Histoire, les Mathématiques, &c., Par Mrs Leibniz, Clarke, Newton, & autres autheurs célèbres.

      - Lausanne, Marc-Mic[chel] Bousquet, 1759. 2 volumes in-12, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons dorés fleuronnés et cloisonnés, tranches rouges, (2), (16), [xxv]-civ, 430 p. et (2), 552 p. "Troisième édition revue, corrigée, & augmentée", en particulier de plusieurs textes de Leibniz dont le "Système nouveau de la Nature & de la Communication des substances" ainsi que les "Principes de la Nature & de la Grâce fondés en raison". Recueil publié par Pierre Desmaiseaux, protestant français réfugié à Genève, qui renferme des textes jusqu'alors inédits en français. Contient, entre autres, la correspondance entre Leibniz et Samuel Clarke sur la religion naturelle, les "Recherches philosophiques sur la liberté de l'Homme" d'Anthony Collins, la correspondance polémique entre Leibniz, l'abbé Conti et Newton, "Sur l'invention des Fluxions & du calcul différentiel" (calcul infinitésimal), des textes de Leibniz sur Locke, l'abbé de Saint-Pierre, Malebranche, Bayle, etc. (Babson, 'Newton', n° 233. Gray, 'Newton', n° 380. Haag, IV, 248) Provenance; Grand ex-libris héraldique à la devise "A virtute Viry" de Jean Baptiste Marien Joseph comte de Viry (1732-1793) né à Verneugheol (Puy-de-Dôme), guillotiné à Lyon, victime de la Terreur en Bourdonnais. Bel exemplaire, bien relié. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Great-Britain's Commercial Interest Explained and Improved: In a Series of Dissertations on the Most Important Branches of her Trade and Landed Interest. 2 Volumes

      London: Printed for W. Owen, 1759 - With An Essay, shewing the great Advantages which would certainly accrue to England, from an Union with Ireland. Also a clear View of the State of our Plantations in America, Their Constitution, Trade, and Revenues, with A certain Method to encrease their Commerce and Strength. The Second Edition.; 2 volumes, Vol 1 - [1] (advertising leaf), Xviii, [4] (contents), 548 pp., as issued + [vi], 551 pp.; half leather with marbled boards (recently rebound with original labels applied). Complete with fold out Balance of Imports/Exports. Pencil marks in the margins of a few pages of both volumes and some closed tears to 2 pages - not into the text. Externally: very good Internally: very good [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Instruction pour les ventes des bois du Roi

      1759 - in-4 de (12), 379, (1) pages Paris, Brunet, Barois et Duchesne, 1759, , in-4 de (12), 379, (1) pages et 4 planches, plein veau moucheté de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Dernière édition ancienne, enrichie de "notes tirées des meilleurs auteurs sur la matière des eaux et forêts, et des ordonnances de 1669, 1667 et 1970" par M. Berrier. La première édition fut publiée en 1668. Elle servit à Colbert pour dresser l'importante ordonnance de 1669. Ce texte, dans la présente édition de 1759, forme la compilation d'Ancien Régime la plus complète concernant la législation sur l'exploitation et la vente des Bois appartenant à la couronne de France. 4 planches montrent des plans d'arpenteur ou les places auxquels doivent être apposés les différentes martelages. Importantes mouillures sur l'ensemble de l'exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fabeln. Drey Bücher. Nebst Abhandlungen mit dieser Dichtungsart verwandten Inhalts.

      Berlin Christian Friedrich Voß 1759 - Kl. 8°. XII, 240 Seiten. Mit Frontispiz und Titelvignette. Halbleder der Zeit. (Einband berieben, Vorsatz knittrig, sonst gutes Exemplar). (Diese Ausgabe in diesem Umfang - 240 Seiten - nur bei: HAB, Kat. 31, 174, ansonsten weder bei Seifert, Borst, Brieger noch Redlich, auch nicht bei Muncker). Mit Vignette und dem allegorischen Frontispiz jeweils von J. W. Meil. - Die Ausgabe fasst die Endfassungen der zwischen 1747 und 1759 entstandenen Fabeln zusammen. Enthält also die drei Bücher mit Fabeln (insgesamt neunzig), nebst fünf Abhandlungen zu Wesen, Aufbau und Gebrauch der Tiere in der Fabel. Lessing bindet hier wichtige Begriffe der späteren theoretischen Hauptschriften bereits ein. -- Beigebunden: [Lüdke, Friedrich German]: Briefe an Freunde. Littera non erubescit. Danzig, Schuster, 1756. 8 Bl., 317 Seiten. 1,050 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "A voyage to Senegal, the isle of Goree, and the river Gambia"

      London: J. Nourse and W. Johnston. 1759. "First edition, 8vo, pp. xiii, [1], 337, [1]; engraved folding map (light offsetting); worm track in the lower fore-margin of the first gathering (not touching any letterpress), otherwise a very good copy in modern brown buckram, gilt lettering and fillets on spine. ""Although destined for the church, [Adanson] gave up his studies for those of natural history and in 1748 he sailed to Senegal. He remained in the country for five years studying not only the flora and fauna but also the climate and the language of the natives. During his stay he was responsible for tracing the River Senegal for a considerable distance into the interior, drawing maps of the surrounding region, as well as compiling dictionaries of the native languages ... [His book] contains a wealth of original material in addition to his theories for classification of plants and animals"" (Howgego, I, p. 7). Cox I, p. 383. "

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        Tractatus de recusationibus omnium judicum, officialiumque tam justitiae commutativae, quam distributivae utriusque fori tam saecularis, quam ecclesiastici, sive regularis, à nemine ut par erat, in lucem editus, nunc primùm in lucem datus.

      How does one go about removing a judge from a legal proceeding? Diogo Aboim provides the curious with this large and detailed work on recusation, or the act of recusing, i.e., removing, a judge. The treatise is in Latin with some quoted matter in Spanish or Italian, covers civil and criminal cases, appellate courts, and even who may give evidence in proceedings, touching on heretics and excommunicants! Attractively printed in double-column format beginning with a title-page in black and red and sporting a very handsome engraved coat of arms of the work's dedicatee, Manoel Guerrreiro Camacho de Aboim, on the first leaf of the dedication.Via WorldCat and NUC we locate only one copy of this edition and one of the 1759 reprint in U.S. libraries. Provenance: Embossed stamp of Lic. Pedro Reyes Retana (Mexican, late 19th century).

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

      Berlin, Verlag Gottlieb August Lange 1759; EA; ca 22x18 cm; (12) 246 (8) Seiten mit gest. Titelvignette, Portrait und 8 Kupfertafeln; einfacher Kartoneinband d. Zt. (Einband bestoßen und stärker berieben, Portrait als Kopie [auf alten Papier, völlig unauffällig], Name auf Titelblatt, Kupfertafeln teils etwas braunfleckig, hinterer Vorsatz etwas fleckig; sonst gutes Exemplar) Seltene, aber wichtige Abhandlung zur Musikgeschichte! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Medical Facts and Experiments

      London A. Millar in the Strand and A. Kincaid and J., Bell, at Edinburgh 1759. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Outer joints with some cracking. Contents firm. Book-plate on paste-down First Edition Contemporary calf 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). viii, 288pp. Includes military epidemics and fever, gunshot wounds etc.

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        Dictionnaire raisonné et universel des animaux, ou le règne animal, 4 vol.

      - Bauche, Paris, 1759 ;; in-4°, relié xxxii, 816 pp., 729 pp., 731 pp., vi, 640 pp., reliure de l'époque en plein veau porphyre, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de caissons dorés aux petits fers, pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches rouges. Bon état, coiffes et mors usagés, infimes rousseurs et brunissures ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Enquiry into the Causes of the Alienation of the Delaware and Shawanese Indians from the British interest, and into the measures taken for recovering their friendship ...Together with the remarkable journal of Christian Frederic Post ...With notes by the editor explaining sundry Indian customs, &c. Written in Pensylvania [sic.]

      London: Printed for J. Wilkie, 1759. Small octavo. (7 11/16 x 4 3/4 inches). 1 folding engraved map with integral letterpress explanatory text to right margin. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century half calf over 18th-century marble-paper boards, spine in compartments simply gilt, red morocco lettering piece. First edition by the 'Man who tells the Truth' of 'one of the most important works on relations with the Indians that had been published up to that time' (Graff). A highly important record of events during the French and Indian War. The book was apparently published at Benjamin Franklin's expense 'as part of his campaign to discredit the Proprietary government of Pennsylvania' ( Streeter). The central theme was that the arrogant self-interest of the colonial government had caused the break down in relations between the Pennsylvania Indians and the British, and had resulted in the natives taking the French side of the fight in the Ohio country. The book was edited by Charles Thomson, a man whose integrity was recognised by the Indians: the Delawares gave him the name 'Man who tells the Truth' when he was adopted into their nation in 1756, and he was chosen by the Indians to record what was decided at the Treaty of Easton. He is now perhaps best known as the perpetual secretary of the Continental Congress. In a lengthy appendix at the end, extracts from the journal of Christian Post are published. Post, a Moravian missionary who had lived amongst the Mohicans for seventeen years, travelled to the Ohio country in 1758 to negotiate with the Indians and won them back to the British side. The work is accompanied by a fine map of Pennsylvania by Thomas Jefferys, including a number of important western geographical features and names. The map, with its integral letterpress key, records lands purchased and Indian claims, as they stood in 1759. Church 1029; Field 1548; Graff 4139; Howes T210, "b."; Jones 498; Sabin 95562; Streeter sale 966; Thomson 1145; Vail 535; Wroth pp.127-131.

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        STORIA UNIVERSALE SACRA E PROFANA COMPOSTA D'ORDINE DELLE REALI PRINCIPESSE DI FRANCIA. COMPLETA (18 TOMI + 2 IN CONTINUAZIONE )

      Stamperia Reale, Torino 1759 - Traduzione: Vittorio Amedeo Cigna ? Dal francese . Edizione: Prima edizione torinese . Pagine: XVI + 9156 . Illustrazioni: Vignette ai frontespizi . Formato: 16° . Rilegatura: Cartonato antico grigio originale con etichette al dorso scritte a mano di epoca successivae barbe. . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Hardion fu invitato dalla principessa Adelaide di Francia a comporre un corpo di storia universale. Fu storico e accademico francese, la sua opera fu poi continuata da Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet e in seguito dall'abate Lorenzo Ignazio Thiullet. Foto disponibili . Note epoca: - 1766. continuazione 1775 e 1777(B)

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        Hoym. - Schloss. - Vogelschau. - "Prospect des Neuen Schlosses zu Hoym von Fürst Victoris Amadei zu Anhalt Hoch Fürstl. Durchl. erbauet".

      Cöthen & Dessau 1759 - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, 1758. 39,3 x 51 cm (Darstellung) / 44 x 52,2 cm (Blatt). Aus: Samuel Lenz, Becmannus enucleatus . oder historisch-genealogische fürstellung des hochfürstlichen Hauses Anhalt, und der davon abstammenden Marggrafen von Brandenburg, Herzoge zu Sachsen und Sachsen-Lauenburg (Cöthen & Dessau 1759). - Links innerhalb der Darstellung betitelt. - Blatt teilweise beschnitten. Ansonsten gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar.

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        Document signed by John Alden, great-grandson of John and Priscilla Alden, passengers on the Mayflower , relating to money borrowed from William Floyd, later a Signer of the Declaration of Independence

      Wyndham, Connecticut, August 1, 1759. 8" x 13". "Manuscript Document Signed ""John Alden,"" Nathaniel Cushman,"" and ""James Lasell"" next to red wax seals, and, as witnesses, ""Eliphalet Dyer"" and ""Sibbil Lothop,"" 1.5 pages, 8"" x 13"", front and verso. Windham County, Connecticut, August 1, 1759. With partial inetegral leaf, docketed on verso ""Cushman, Alden & Lassel / Mutual Covenant."" Fine condition.The signer of this document, John Alden (1716-1764), was the son of Andrew Hallett Alden (1675-1770) whose father Jonathan Alden (c. 1632-1697) was the son of John Alden (c. 1599-1687) and Priscilla Mullins Alden (c.1602-c.1685), who came to Plymouth aboard the Mayflower in 1620. John Alden was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1716 and died in Lebanon, Connecticut, in 1764, five years after he signed the document here offered. According to Longfellow's poem, The Courtship of Miles Standish, Standish asked his good friend John Alden to propose to Priscilla Mullins on his behalf, only to have Priscilla ask, ?Why don?t you speak for yourself, John??In part, ""This Covenant made ... by and between the three following Named Parties -- Viz John Alden of Lebanon, in the County of Windham, & Colony of Connecticut, for one part, and Nathaniel Cushman of Sd Town for the Other Part, & James Lassel of Windham in Sd County for the other - Witnesseth that Whereas the Sd John Alden hath hired & Borrowed of Willm Nicoll, Junr, William Smith, William Floyd & Charles Floyd Executors of The Last Will & Testament of Nicoll Floyd Deceased, In Suffolk County in The Province of New York ... The full & Just Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds in Lawfull Money of said New-York...""Signer of the Declaration of Independence William Floyd (1734-1821) and Charles Floyd (1738-1773) were sons of Nicoll Floyd (1705-1755)."

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        To the Honourable Thomas Penn and Richard Penn Esqrs. True & absolute Proprietaries & Governours of the Province of Pennsylvania & Counties of New-Castle Kent & Sussex on Delaware This Map of the improved Part of the Province of Pennsylvania. Is humbly Dedicated by Nicholas Scull

      Philadelphia, 1759. Engraved map on six sheets, joined as three. Excellent condition, with three short repaired tears, very minor age toning at the sheet edges, overall in remarkable unsophisticated condition. Provenance: Laird U. Park (Sotheby's New York, 29 November 2000, lot 322). "The first map of Pennsylvania to be published in America [as well as] the most ambitious cartographical work to come from an American source before the Revolution" (Wroth). Nicholas Scull, Jr. (1687-1761) was born in Philadelphia to Nicholas Scull, Sr. the surveyor and mapmaker, who had been apprenticed to William Penn's surveyor, Thomas Holme. In 1719, he became deputy surveyor of Philadelphia County, eventually ascending to the Surveyor Generalship of Pennsylvania in 1748. A bibliophile, he was an original member of Benjamin Franklin's Junto. Scull was intimately involved with Indian relations for the colony, having travelled amongst the tribes to survey the western counties. He was knowledgeable in several local Native languages. But in the dispute that arose about the infamous Walking Purchase of 1737, at which he was present, his recollections favored the Proprietors. This is hardly surprising but it no doubt put him in a good position with the Penn family, and it is thought that this may have led to the publication of this impressive map. It was the first map of Pennsylvania since Thomas Holme's 1687 map of the then much smaller settlement, and represents a vast amount of on-site surveying. Dedicated to the Penn brothers, Scull's map is among the largest and finest maps produced in America in the 18th century. It was an extraordinary achievement. The map depicts Philadelphia, Bucks, Northampton, Berks, Chester, Lancaster, Cumberland, and York Counties, and is based on Scull's own surveys, as well as the contributions of several others (whom he acknowledges). Some information was gleaned from printed sources, including Fry-Jefferson's important map, evidenced by a printed footnote concerning the location of Fort Cumberland and the Maryland-Pennsylvania border. Elevation is accurately depicted, much in the style of Fry-Jefferson, by neat hachuring marks. The eastern counties include a wealth of detail, such as churches, meeting houses, inns, iron forges, mills and the manors of significant residents; roads, Indian paths, Indian towns and forts: all clearly shown throughout. Although generally quite accurate, it is curious that Scull included Fort Granville on his map, which had been destroyed by the French and Delaware Indians in 1756. Nevertheless, the importance and accuracy of this large-scale map is underscored by the fact that a copy of it was among the maps hung by the Board of War at Philadelphia in August 1776, twenty years after the map's publication (as noted by John Adams in his letter to his wife dated 13 August 1776). The map was engraved by James Turner (d. 1759), a Philadelphia silversmith and protégé of Benjamin Franklin. Turner had previously worked on map engraving during the production of James Parker's 1747 maps of New Jersey, a project for which he had been recommended by Franklin. Little is known about the printer John Davis. Although he had no shop, he appears to have specialized in large copperplate engravings of maps, as he is the printer identified in the imprint of the 1756 Philadelphia first edition of Joshua Fisher's important chart of Delaware Bay. That map and the present one are his only known works. Nicholas Scull's grandson William Scull revised and extended the 1759 map in a version that was also dedicated to the Penn brothers but which was published in London in 1770, and appeared subsequently in several editions through the decade. Much of the geographical information is the same, but interestingly the earlier map is both larger and evinces greater aesthetic satisfaction. Scull's 1759 map of Pennsylvania is very rare, with less than a dozen known institutional copies. Only a few have appeared at auction in the last half century, most notably in the sales of the collections of Thomas W. Streeter, Howard E. Welsh and Laird U. Park (this copy). Everstadt 167:430 (quoting Wroth); Evans 8489; Garrison, "Cartography of Pennsylvania before 1800 in PMHB vol. 59, no.3; Phillips, p. 673; Ristow, pp. 52-53, Streeter sale 965; Wheat & Brun 422; Sellers & Van Ee 1294.0.

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        The Philosophical transactions, giving some account of the present undertakings, studies, and labours, of the ingenious, in many considerable parts of the world. Vol. L, Part II for the year 1758

      London : Royal Society 1759 - Quarto. 481-876, index. Illustrated with eighteen folding plates, including a large folding engraving of the streets of Peking. Bound in contemporary green 1/4 sheepskin over marbled boards. Wear to extremities. Tail of boards starting. Internally good with toning occurring. Contains Benjamin Franklin's "An Account of the Effects of Electricity in paralytic cases." Benjamin Franklin was involved not only with the nature of electricity but with its possible medical utility. People of the 18th century hoped 'electrical fire' would provide a cure for paralysis. They believed that sending a charge through the affected limbs might increase blood flow, regenerate muscle and restore movement or physical control. Franklin was doubtful about the usefulness of electrical treatment for palsy and paralysis and never promoted himself as an electrical therapist. Nonetheless, because of his reputation as an electrical innovator, he was from time to time contacted by people seeking electrical therapy. Using an electrostatic generator (in which electrical charge was created by rubbing material against a mounted glass ball or cylinder turned by a crank) and a Leyden jar (which stored the electrical energy), Franklin obliged those patients who came to him desiring electrical therapies, though Franklin's patients found no permanent cure for their paralysis. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Omeroy Apanta h.e. Homeri Opera Omnia ex Recensione et cvm Notis Samvelis Clarkii. Accessit Varietas Lectionvm Ms. Lips. et Edd. Veterum cvra Io. Avgvsti Ernesti, qvi et svas notas adspersit. Vol. I - V.

      Lipsiae (Leipzig], G. T. Georgius, 1759 - 1764. 5 Bde. XXII + 544, 2 n.n. + 556, 4 n.n. + 513, 429, XVI + 260 S. + 98 n.n. Bll. + 48 S. OLd. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. In griech. und latein. Sprache. Mit dem gestochenen Porträt Homers als Frontispiz des ersten Bandes. - Exlibris a. V., tlw. Besitz-St. a. fl. Bl. vor Titel, Ebd. etw. bestossen u. berieben sowie etw. fleckig, leicht stockfleckig, im Ganzen leichte Gbrsp. - Ernesti, (1707 - 1781), studierte seit 1726 in Wittenberg und Leipzig Philologie, Philosophie, Theologie und Mathematik. 1730 wurde er Magister, 1731 Konrektor der Thomasschule zu Leipzig (und damit Vorgesetzter von Johann Sebastian Bach) und 1734 als Nachfolger von Johann Matthias Gesner deren Rektor , dem das vorliegenden Werk gewidmet ist. Zugleich seit 1742 a. o.Prof. der klassischen Literatur an der Univ., wurde Ernesti 1756 o.Prof. der Beredsamkeit und 1759 auch der Theologie. 1762 legte er das Rektorenamt nieder. Mit Gesner gilt Ernesti als Reformator der humanistischen Bildung, wobei ihm ein auf die Inhalte gerichtetes Studium der lateinischen Literatur als Bildungsziel vorschwebte; er erwarb sich den Ehrennamen \"Germanorum Cicero\". In der Theologie begründete er mit seiner Anweisung für den Ausleger des Neuen Testaments (Institutio interpretis Novi Testamenti, 1761, (5)1809) die philologisch-historische Exegese, die alle dogmatischen Aneignungskategorien als Gegenstände einer eigenständigen Dogmengeschichte zuwies. (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Alte Literatur; Altphilologie

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        Promptuario manual mexicano Que a la verdad podra ser utilissimo a los Parrochos para la ensenanza; a los necessitados Indios para su instruccion; y a los que aprenden la lengua para la expedicion

      Mexico: Imprenta de la Bibliotheca Mexicana, 1759. First edition. Small quarto. Engraved frontis., [24] ff, 380, xc pp. Elaborate bordered and engraved title page, with facing frontispiece showing St. Ignatius and 2 other priests of his order, preaching to the New World, symbolized as a reclining woman, executed by Zapata. Also, a few pages further on, an escudo or coat of arms, presumably of the dedicatee of the work, Sr. Malo de Villavicencio, oidor of the Royal Audience of Mexico. Title hand-lettered on spine. Important and widely recognized work in Najuatl (the Aztec or Mexican language) and Spanish. Contains forty six "platicas", or conversations, "con sus exemplos, y morales exhortaciones", and six sermons appropriate for the six Sundas of Lent, the whole provinding material for every Sunday of the year. There is added also a sermon on "Nuestra Santissima Guadalupana Senora, con una breve narracion de su historia..." Aside from the introductory matter, and the introductions to each platica/ sermon, the entire book is in Najuatl. Fr. Paredes was, Beristain tells us, the most accomplished linguist of his day, who was president of the College of San Gregorio, which was intended for Indians only, none else being admitted. The printing is quite handsome, by one of the finest presses of the period, which belonged to Eguiara y Eguiren, Mexico's first bibliographer. García Icazbalceta, Lenguas, 57; Medina, Mexico, 4568; Sabin 58575; Palau, 212739. Small signed bookplate of Carl Eielheim on front free endpaper. Quite nice copy in original vellum binding with ties.

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        The London Fishery laid open: or the arts of the fishermen and fishmongers set in a true light With some further considerations, arising from the good effect the public has received by the Act of Parliament passed to prevent the forestalling and monopolizing of fish, and the Act for amending the same; and shewing also how this evil may effectually be cured In a Letter to ****** By one of the Trustees appointed to put the above Acts in execution

      London: printed by D. Henry, and R. Cave, 1759. 4to., (4) + 68pp., complete with the half-title, small hole and marginal tears in half-title not affecting letters, otherwise a very good, crisp, copy now preserved in old-style marbled wrappers with label. First and only edition: very scarce. Higgs 5790. Goldsmiths 9456. Cohen p.183. Williams I, p.521. W.&S. p.266. Not in Black. This is a detailed analysis of the fresh fish supply to the cities of London and Westminster showing that shortages of 'fresh cod, lobster, and turbot, and other fresh sea fish' were artificially, perhaps criminally, contrived, by forestalling and by tightly controlled monopolies by fishmongers. 'The article of food, which is the subject of this letter, is produced in greater plenty by nature, and easier to be got for our subsistance, than any other; and why the supply of it should be attended with scarcity and dearness at the market, is the surprize of every body. This seems to be owing to two principal causes; 1st, the arts and contrivances of those who are concerned in the fisheries; and 2dly, because our laws are either defective, and will not reach them, or we do not execute our laws, and so are remiss in punishing those who will not observe them'. The author offers a range of remedies including, inevitably, tighter regulation of the London fishmongers.

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        THE ARTIFICIAL CLOCK - MAKER. A TREATISE OF WATCH AND CLOCK - WORK, shewing to the meanest Capacities, The Art of Calculating Numbers to all Sorts of Movements; The Way to alter Clock - work; to make Chimes, and set them to Musical Notes; and to Calculate

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

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        Campagne de Hollande, en MDCLXXII sous les ordres de Mr le duc de Luxembourg, contenant les lettres de ce grand capitaine, celles de monsieur le duc de Duras, de messieurs de Chamilly, & autres officiers généraux des armées de France, à monsieur le marquis de Louvois, avec les réponses de ce secrétaire d'état de la guerre, ses négociations en Allemagne, & diverses relations des sièges & d'actions.

      La Haye, Chez Pierre de Hondt, 1759; in - folio, 264 pp, Relié plein veau d'époque, dos orné à nerfs (un mors entièrement fendu). Recueil extrêmement intéressant, pour la politique & pour la guerre, tant par les anecdotes secrettes de plusieurs personnages fameux de ce tems que pour les sçavantes manoeuvres, les grandes opérations militaires & les descriptions exactes qu'on y trouve, avec quantités d'autres éclaircissement très curieux, concernant la force des Places & la situation des Lieux, principalement à l'égard des inondations faites dans les Provinces - Unies ; copié sur les originaux, au dépôt de la Guerre de la Cour de France.

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        [CIRCULAR LETTER, IN FRENCH, FROM AN INVESTOR IN SEVERAL FRENCH PRIVATEERS, BEMOANING HIS LOSSES AND SEEKING TO RECOUP THEM WITH FURTHER RAIDS]

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

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        THE ARTIFICIAL CLOCK-MAKER. A TREATISE OF WATCH AND CLOCK-WORK, shewing to the meanest Capacities, The Art of Calculating Numbers to all Sorts of Movements; The Way to alter Clock-work; to make Chimes, and set them to Musical Notes; and to Calculate

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

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        Sod riqqavon we-serefa] i.e. Das Geheimnuß der Verwesung und Verbrennung aller Dinge, nach seinen Wundern im Reich der Natur und Gnade, Macro Et Microcosmice, als die Schlüssel: Dadurch der Weeg zur Verbesserung eröffnet, das verborgene der Creaturen entdecket, und die Verklärung des sterblichen Leibes gründlich erkant wird [.].

      - Dritte und mit vielen curiösen Obersvationibus vermehrte Auflage. (3. verm. Aufl.) Franckfurt am Mayn, In der Fleischerischen Buchhandlung, 1759. 109 S., Kl.-8°, Pappband d. Zt. Caillet 6743; Ferguson I,306 u. II,43. - Im 18. Jh. mehrmals aufgelegte mystische Schrift. Als Autor wird von den Bibliographen, die sich auf Fictulds "Probierstein" stützen, der Frankfurter Staatsmann Johann Michael von Loen (1694-1776) vermutet. "In any case the author was a person of great wisdom, and Fictuld recommends it in the highest degree" (Ferguson). - Einband bestossen u. beschabt; vorderes Innengelenk angeplatzt; Vorsatz mit tlw. überklebten Besitzervermerk; Titel mit Signaturkürzel u. kl. Wappenstempel; gebräunt u. tlw. leicht fleckig; ein Vorbesitzer ließ zw. jede Seite weiße Blätter einbinden, die für Notizen ungenutzt blieben, sonst ein gutes Expl.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        MATHEMATIK. - Geodäsie. - Gründliche Anleitung zur Meßkunst auf dem Felde, samt zweyen Anhängen vom Wasserwägen und von der unterirdischen Meß= oder Markscheidekunst. Anleitung zur trigonometrischen Bestimmung der Punkte auf der Erdoberfläche und der Höhen der Berge.

      Brönner,, Frankfurt und Lpz., 1759 - 21,5 x 17 cm. 8 Bl., 304 (recte 312) S. Mit 1 gestoch. Titelvignette und 24 mehrf. gefalt. gestoch. Tafeln. Poggendorff I, 222. - Erste Ausgabe. - Andreas Böhm (1720 - 1790) war Professor der Logik, Metaphysik und Mathematik an der Universität zu Giessen. Sein Werk behandelt alle zu dieser Zeit bekannten Meßverfahren auf freien Flächen, aber auch die komplizierte Vermessung von Bergwerksstollen, Sohlen, Bergen, Türmen und Festungen. - Die hübschen Kupfertafeln zeigen Instrumente, Meßbeispiele an Gebäuden und im Gelände usw. - Ebd. leicht berieben. Oben und an den Seiten leicht wasserrandig, Vorsatz zweimal gestempelt und mit hs. Notiz, sonst ordentliches Exemplar. HLdr. d. Zt. mit neuem Rsch. und Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Mappa Totius Mundi Vel Planiglobium Terrestris':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Georg Christoph Kilian in Augsburg, 1759, 27,5 x 35 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 25. - Zeigt eine Weltkarte (World map) in 2 Hemisphären; oben links im Rund der Nordpol; oben rechts im Rund der Südpol. - Oben mittig große dekorative Kartusche mit Kartentitel geschmückt mit Elefant, Affe, Lama und Pferd. - Rückseitig "Beschreibung der Erd-Kugel". (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Der Tugend und Wissenschaft liebenden Jugend gewiedmet, von der Stadt-Bibliothek in Zürich, am Neujahrs-Tage.

      Zürich, Stadtbibliothek, 1759 - 1812. - 50 Hefte mit jeweils 8 S. mit 50 Kupfern, Bordüren und Zierinitialen Exlibris (Georg Thormann, Sammlung Beau-Regard, Bern). - Es fehlen die Hefte 1807, 1810 und 1811. Der Erhaltungszustand ist sehr gut. - Die Stadtbibliothek Zürich gab von 1645-1916 Neujahrsblätter heraus. Bis 1758 erschien jährlich ein Blatt (Stich mit Text), danach jährlich ein Heft. Jeder Jahrgang beginnt mit einem ganzs. Titelkupfer, der das Thema des Heftes illustriert. Unter den Stechern werden genannt J. B. Bullinger, H. Heinrich Meyer, Schellenberg, M. Stupf, H. Lips, De Beyet. Die angegebenen Versandkosten gelten für Bücher bis 1000 Gramm. Bücher über 1000 Gramm kosten nach Deutschland EUR 5,30, nach EU-Ausland EUR 14, für andere Länder bitte nachfragen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 8°, HLeder der Zeit mit Zierbünden und RTitel

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande; (HIER BAND 16), oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden, und einen vollständigen Begriff von den neuern Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte machen; Worinnen der wirkliche Zustand aller Nationen vorgestellet, und das Merkwürdigste, Nützlichsten und Wahrhaftigste in Europa, Asia, Africa und America, in Ansehung ihrer verschiedenen Reiche und Länder; deren Lage, Größe, Gränzen, Eintheilungen, Himmelsgegenden, Erdreichs, Früchte, Thiere, Flüsse, Seen, Gebirge, großen und kleinen Städte, Häfen, Gebäuden, u. s. w. wie auch die Sitten und Gebräuche der Einwohner, ihre Religion, Regierungsart, Künste und Wissenschaften, Handlungen und Manufacturen, enthalten ist; Mit nöthigen Landkarten nach den neuesten und richtigsten astronomischen Wahrnehmungen, und mancherley Abbildung der Städte, Küsten, Aussichten, Thiere, Gewächse, Kleidungen und andere dergleichen Merkwürdigkeiten, versehen, Durch eine Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer im Englischen zusammen getragen, und aus dem demselben ins Deutsche übersetzt.

      Leipzig, Arkstee und Merkus 1759. 1. Auflage, mit herrlichen Kopf- und Schluss-Vignetten und KOMPLETT mit 30, teils mehrfach gefalteten, teils doppelblattgroßen Karten und Kupfern, (5 Bl. Nachricht des Herrn Prevost), 736 Seiten, 34 Seiten (Geographisches Verzeichniß und Sachregister), (2 Bl.) 19x24, braunes OHLdr der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern mit Titel und Bandnummerierung sowie Ganz-Rotschnitt, ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR dieser interessanten Reisebeschreibung nach Südamerica und Nordamerica; der Einband etwas berieben, aber fachgerecht restauriert und die letzten Seiten etwas knapp beschnitten Versand D: 5,00 EUR GR 42505, Reisebericht

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        Correspondence containing a variety of subjects for the year 1755-56 Vol.I

      Owen, 1759. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1759. 460 pages. No dust jacket. Brown leather with gilt lettering. Hinge cracked yet binding remains firm with noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks. Inscription of previous owners name at front paste-down with graffiti at front and rear. Missing front endpaper with intermittent dog-eared corners and annotations. Contains B&W illustrations and pull-outs. Noticeable wear, rubbing and scuffing along spine with piece missing from lettering and splits along edges. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing, marking, water marking and wear along edges and over surfaces. Score mark at front.

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        A. Son Altesse Serenissime Monseigneur Le Prince Ferdinand, Duc de Brunswic & Lunebourg. Ce Plan de la Bataille De Tonhausen près de Minden, Gagnée le 1er Août 1759 . Grave Sous la Direction D. J. v. Schley':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Jacob van der Schley b. Pierre de Hondt in Den Haag, dat. 1759, 60,5 x 67,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 43. - Zeigt den Mindener Großraum mit Einzeichnungen altkolorierter Truppenstellungen. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Am linken Rand große Legende und Erklärungen. - Minden mit altkoloriertem Befestigungsplan. - Die Karte mit zwei zusätzlich gedruckten und aufgeklebten Karten zu verschiedenen Positionen der Truppenstellungen vor Minden. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        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. In two volumes

      London: printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, 1759. First edition. viii, 402; iv, 403-739, [1] pp. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary speckled calf, paneled spines with contrasting lettering pieces Some marginal worming in Vol I, otherwise a fine, clean set in a very pretty contemporary binding. First edition. viii, 402; iv, 403-739, [1] pp. 2 vols. 4to. ESTC T85928

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Zirkulare - Patente - Edikte - Verordnungen im Land ob der Enns von 1759 - 1786.

      Wien - Linz: o. Vlg. - 1786 1759 - Pappbände d. Zt. m. handschr. Rückenschild u. Schließbändern 4°, insges, 396 teils vielseitige Schriftstücke, sowie ein Faltblatt Abbildungen der in Umlauf gebrtachten Bancozettel., 4 Bände, Die einzelnen Zirkulare behandeln hauptsächlich oberösterreichische Belange, darüber hinaus einige auch Belange anderer Kronländer bzw. der ganzen Monarchie. Neben den 396 Zirkularen beinhaltet die Sammlung noch 4 gedruckte Extrakte zu einzelnen Jahren, 12 vierteljährliche Auszüge und 8 handschriftliche Register zu den Jahren 1759/1779, sowie zu den Jahren 180 - 1786. - Jeder der 4 Bände hat auf dem Innendeckel ein Exlibris von Siegmund (Sigismondo) Moll (* 29. November 1758 Thalgau, - 21. Dezember 1826 Villa Lagarina [Trentino]. Moll war in Oberösterreich k. k. Beamter und hat dort diese Sammlung angelegt. Behandelt werden in den Zirkularen alle Bereiche der staatlichen Verwaltung, wie Zoll-, Steuer-, Münz- und Justizwesen, aber auch z. B. Tabak-Patent, über Deserteure, Militärwesen, etc. etc. - Eine Dokumentation der an Reformen überaus reichen Jahrzehnte. - Die Einbände an Ecken und Kanten teils stärker bestoßen, insgesamt jedoch sauber und sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gallus]
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        Memoires et aventures d'un homme de qualité qui s'est retiré du monde Nouvelle édition [bis hierhin in Versalien] Revue & considérablement augmentée sur quelques Manuscrits trouvés après sa mort Tome Premier [-] Tome Sixieme Tome Septieme [et] Tome Huitieme Contenant La premiere [la seconde] Partie De l'Histoire du Chevalier des Griex & de Manon Lescaut [Complet en 4 vols ] (Rückentitel: Oeuvres)

      Amsterdam + Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus 1759..

      [Bookseller: Heinrich Heine Antiquariat Lustenberger ]
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        Leçons de physique expérimentale. Par M. l'Abbé Nollet, de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, de la Societé Royale de Londres, de l'Institut de Boulogne, Maître de Physique des Enfans de France, Professeur Royal de Physique Expérimentale au College de Navarre, & a la nouvelle École d'Artillerie de la Fere.

      Paris, Guerin & Delatour 1759..

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        Candide, ou l\'Optimisme, traduit de l\'Allemand de Mr. le Docteur Ralph. Par M. de V.

      Ohne Ort (Rouen), ohne Verlag, 1759. Titelbl. mit Holzstichvignette, 215 S.(3 S.Table des chapitres inkl.). Mit Schmuckleiste, Initiale und kleinen Textvignetten. 17 x 10,5 cm. Original-Lederband mit ledernem Rückenschild, floraler Goldprägung, Buntpapier-Deckblättern und rotem Schnitt. Bengesco I, 1441. ----- Candide wurde bis zum 15.Januar 1759 mehr oder weniger gleichzeitig in 5 Ländern gedruckt. 17 französische Ausgaben aus dem Jahr 1759 sind bekannt. Die vorliegende Ausgabe ist der 8.von Bengesco genannte Druck (der 6.französische) und wurde in Rouen verlegt. Die letzte Seite ist irrtümlich mit 315 nummeriert, die Seite 195 mit 105; ab S.193 ändert der Schrift-Typ. ---- Deckelränder stellenweise berieben, Ecken bestossen; Papier leicht gebräunt und an wenigen Stellen etwas fleckig, vorderes Deckblatt und Vorsatz an der unteren Ecke restauriert, Besitzervermerk mit Tinte auf dem Titelblatt. Französische Bücher, Französische Literatur, Literatur 18.Jh., Philosophie 18.Jh.

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        A Complete System of Cookery In which is set forth, a variety of genuine Receipts, collected from several Years Experience under the celebrated Mr de St Clouet, sometime since Cook to his Grace th Duke of Newcastle With an introductory preface, shewing how every dish is brought to the table, in which manner the meanest capacity whall never err in doing what his Bill of Fare contains To which is added a true character of Mons de St Clouet

      London: For the author, Edward Verral & John Riverton, 1759. Rare first edition in contemporary binding of one of best written cookery books. First edition. Pp. xxxiv, 240. 8vo., contemporary full calf, edges red, joints rather weak, a little browning to the first and last two leaves, otherwise a remarkably fresh and handsome copy. William Verral served his apprenticeship under the well-known French chef, de St. Clouet..."When Verral took over the White Hart in Lewes in 1737 he practiced cookery on French lines, as taught by St, Clouet" (Alan Davidson, Food, p. 826), hence his deference to his mentor in this wonderfully written and highly enjoyable book. Rare, especially in a contemporary binding OCLC lists 13 copies, most in the US but one in Berlin and one in the Wellcome Library, COPAC lists another 2 copies int he UK at the BL and Leeds. Simon BG 1553; Vicaire 859; Oxford p.89, Bitting, p. 477; Maclean p.147 Davidson, Food, p.826; Cagle 1043

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