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        De Corporibus Marinis

      Rome: Joannis Zempel, 1759. Quarto, frontispiece and 30 engraved plates; a few leaves toned, otherwise fine in mid-nineteenth century half calf (some wear to extremities) with gilt lettering. Are fossils mere 'tricks of nature'? Early treatise on the formation of fossils from plants and animals that once lived, thereby rejecting existing notions that fossils were miraculously derived or mere 'tricks of nature'. Most of the examples in the present work are marine, including ancient shark teeth and coral formations. Agostino Scilla (1629-1700) was an established artist with a keen interest in geology and collecting. He applied a rigorous approach to his studies, rejecting the notion that fossils were 'tricks of nature' formed by plastic geological processes under the direction of God or 'Nature' (an ambiguous generative entity derived from classical philosophy). By showing that fossils were neither random nor miraculous Scilla established the possibility that life on earth was very old and subject to change. In this respect De Corporibus Marinis provided evidence against the biblical model of creation without openly challenging the religious conventions of the seventeenth-century (indeed, many of Scilla's commissions as a professional artist came from the Church). Scilla's work was influential and widely disseminated: Liebniz met him in Rome in 1689, and was affected by his theories on the organic formation of fossil forms (although Liebniz never entirely departed from the 'tricks of nature' hypothesis). By the 1720s, belief in the organic origin of fossils had gained widespread acceptance amongst enlightenment intellectuals, and in this environment this lavish posthumous edition was published. Scilla's dual training as an artist led him to present much of his evidence visually, so his readers would be convinced by evidence rather than speculation and conjecture. For instance, amongst the 30 plates the reader can compare fossilised teeth with those of living sharks, and other forms compared with living marine invertebrates.

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        Di Tre Specie Di Affezione Isterica, e Ipocondriaca. Trattato Teorico - Pratico e Consulti.

      Vincenzo Giuntini, Lucca 1759 - XVI - 391pp. Correcto ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel muy decorada con hierros. Lomera con nervios y florones. Cortes dorados y grabados. Size: 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      . Göttingen 1759, 8°, Portrait und Titelvignette, (20), 364, (16) pp., mit gestochenem Portrait und Titelvignette, unbeschnittenes Exemplar, neubezogener Pappband d.Zt; feines Exemplar.. Zweite Ausgabe, mit dem meist fehlenden Portrait! - - Johann Georg Roederer "repräsentiert den Beginn der wissenschaftlichen Aera der Geburtshilfe in Deutschland. Sein Werk 'Elementa ...' ist das erste von einem Deutschen verfasste Lehrbuch der Geburtshilfe, welches den Anforderungen der Wissenschaft entspricht" Hirsch/H. - - "Outstanding among German obstetricians was J. G. Roederer, who made notable anatomical and physiological studies on the fetal circulation, the position of the fetus, and the mechanism of delivery."--- Castiglione, p. 631. - - Johann Georg Roederer (1726-1763) was trained in London, Paris and Leiden and worked in Strasbourg before assuming a professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Gottingen. This second and amended edition of this popular text was the last to be published during his lifetime (the first edition was 1753). - - Blake S. 385. Wellcome IV, 545. Waller 8067 (verz. im Gegensatz zu den anderen Bibl. ein Porträt). Zachert/Zeidler III, 1400. Hirsch/Hüb. IV, 846.

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        Clarissa. Or, the History of a Young Lady: Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life. In Eight Volumes

      London: Printed for S. Richardson. 1759. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. xi, 328pp; 351pp; 352pp; 383pp; 358pp; 432pp; 437pp; 308pp. Contemporary full calf, spines with raised bands, brown and black morocco labels lettered in gold, gold decorations. This edition includes new material and text that was left out in previous editions. Initials on front free endpapers, some wear to extremities, a few spots to boards, spines expertly rebacked. A very good set. ; 12mo .

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      Ulm, Frankfurt und Leipzig: Auf Kosten der Gaumischen Handlung, 1759. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. All about Magic, Druids, and the Occult, as well as Beauty and Love Potions Sold by Unscrupulous Charlatans. 216 x 178 mm (8 1/2 x 7"). [10] pp., 1524 columns. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary multi-colored paste paper boards, flat spine. Three engraved plates (two showing a bed that folds up into a wardrobe, the other with geometric diagrams) and colophon with woodcut printer's device depicting a printing press. Graesse "Biblitotheca Magica" 117. Spine somewhat sunned, a little chafing to boards and rubbing to extremities, but the original fragile paper binding entirely sound and remarkably well preserved. Occasional minor browning, foxing, or offsetting, four leaves with small marginal inkstain, otherwise a clean, fresh copy internally, with few signs of use. This is an uncommon edition of a lexicon of magic, covering topics from card tricks to natural phenomena, in an unusually well-preserved paste paper binding. Arranged alphabetically, the work discusses--among a great many topics--such things as druids, astrology, the occult, electrical storms, rainbows, optical illusions, and camera obscura. In addition, the text provides edifying commentary of a more useful immediate nature, undertaking, for example, to debunk the beauty and love potions sold by unscrupulous charlatans. The general thrust of the work is to dispel superstition and to elucidate natural explanations for the supposedly supernatural; the volume also covers mathematics, physics, household chemistry, and cookery recipes. A second edition was printed in 1764, and a third in 1784; both of these are more common in the marketplace than our first edition, which is found in few institutions outside of continental Europe. The University of Pennsylvania has the only physical copy in the U.S. (the Library of Congress has a digital copy in its Houdini collection); the University of London has the only copy in the U.K. As this is the sort of work that could generally be expected to encounter heavy use, it is fortunate to encounter a copy that shows very little wear, and especially lucky to find a volume in an insubstantial paper binding still entirely intact.

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        The world to come: or, Discourses on the joys or sorrows of departed souls at death, and the glory or terror of the Resurrection . - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London : printed for J. Buckland, [T.] Longman, and W. Fenner . J. Waugh . J. Ward . and E. Dilly . 1759 - Physical desc.: 2 v. ; 8o. With initial imprimatur leaf and final advertisement page. Referenced by: ESTC n025453. Subject: Future life - Early works to 1800. Theology - Christian doctrine - Eschatology. Very good copies both in the original, full tree calf. Previous owner's gilt-stamp to each front board. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with red Morocco gilt-blocked labels and elaborate spine compartment tooling; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris: [Le Rouge], 1759. First Edition in French. Corrected and augmented by John Bowles n. Hardcover. A Rare French Edition of Ogilby's Famous British "Roads". 181 x 127 mm (7 1/8 x 5"). 4 p.l., followed by maps. First Edition in French. Corrected and augmented by John Bowles. Contemporary limp calf, lower cover extending into a flap, tiny hole (for some kind of closure) in flap, manuscript title "Itineraire du Royaume d'Angleterre" on lower cover, rear pastedown (including flap) composed of printing scraps. With engraved title, engraved map of Britain, and 101 plates with maps of roads. Title page with parallel text in French and English; front pastedown with armorial bookplate of "Dampierre" (see below). Slight wear to leather, small waterstain to flap, title page detached, a couple of openings faintly browned, otherwise fine, the insubstantial binding very well preserved, and the text unusually bright, fresh, and clean, with especially strong impressions of the maps. This is a rare French edition of the first British road atlas, John Ogilby's 1675 "Britannia," offered here in an equally rare period portfolio binding of flexible leather. Issued originally as a large-format volume, Ogilby's collection of road maps was reduced in size by printer John Senex in 1719 to create a popular portable traveller's guide. The maps here are based on a subsequent 1757 edition published by John Bowles & Son, which had been updated to show new roads; the notes added by Bowles have been translated into French for these engravings. The oblong octavo book has been bound in flexible leather to allow the traveller to fold it in half, creating a volume that could fit easily into a valise or (with some effort) into a large pocket. The road maps showing routes between cities and towns in England and Wales are arranged in six or seven consecutive strips on each plate, an important cartographical innovation in its day (however odd such a linear arrangement appears to the modern reader). The French preface includes a glossary of English terms used (among them such helpful phrases as "Half-way Tree"). Engraver and publisher George Louis (né Georg Ludwig) Le Rouge (ca. 1712-80) emigrated from Germany and established his business in Paris in 1740. He produced thousands of maps and atlases, many based on English works and a large number depicting North America. This volume comes from the grand library of the dukes de Luynes at Chateau Dampierre, begun in the 17th century by the courtier and political schemer Marie de Rohan Montbazon (1600-79), Duchesse de Luynes and de Chevreuse, who was immortalized in Dumas' "Musketeers" novels as a calculating lady-in-waiting to Queen Anne. This volume was no doubt purchased by the 6th duc de Luynes, Louis Joseph Amable Charles Albert de Luynes (1748-1807), who owned a number of works in English and likely spent time travelling in England. A distinguished soldier and politician, he served as counsel general of the Seine region and as mayor of the ninth arrondissement of Paris, was made a Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1804, and was entombed among the luminaries in the Panthéon. While Ogilby's road atlas in English is commonly seen in one edition or another, French versions are almost never encountered.

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        Memoirs of the Royal Academy of Surgery at Paris. Being a collection of observations and experiments, made by the most eminent surgeons of France, and others; and containing a great variety of very extraordinary cases in the principal branches of the art. Translated from the original, by George Neale, surgeon of the London-Hospital.

      printed for J. Rivington and J. Fletcher, at the Oxford Theatre, in Pater-Noster Row, 1759 - In three volumes, 12vo, Vol.1, xii, 352pp., engraved frontispiece and 22 anatomical plates at rear,; Volume 2, viii,447 pp.; Vol. 3 xiv,394pp.; full calf, recently rebacked, brown leather spines with five raised bands, contrasting labels and gilt titles over original boards, occasional title vignettes and decorated initial letters at beginning of chapters, endpapers a little browned, boards scratched and rubbed, and corners bumped, but pages and plates clean. A nice little set, covering a wide variety of topics from cataracts to gun-shot wounds, (ESTC N11306 ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rare Signer Oliver Wolcott free frank to his wife

      [Philadelphia], n.d. Address panel signed ?Franked/O Wolcott}? in the lower left, 5.5? x 6.5? folded to 5.5? x 3?. On laid paper. Addressed by Wolcott to ?Mrs Laura Wolcott / Litchfield / Connecticut.? Seal tear and partial red wax seal in portion folded over. Fine condition. Oliver and Laura Collins Wolcott were married from 1759 until her death in 1794. The ?National Cyclopedia of American Biography? describes her as ?a woman of almost masculine strength of mind, energetic and thrifty; and while Governor Wolcott was away from home, attended to the management of their farm, educated their younger children, and made it possible for her husband to devote his energies to his country.? On November 8, 1775, the ?Journals of the Continental Congress? reported that ?On motion made, Resolved, That all letters to and from the delegates of the United Colonies, during the sessions of Congress, pass, and be carried free of postage, the members having engaged upon their honour not to frank or enclose any letters but their own

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      Mexico. 1759.. [24],202pp. plus engraved frontispiece. Contemporary limp vellum, pigskin ties, manuscript lettering on spine. Minor wear, internally clean and fresh. Near fine. Second edition. An abridgement of this important Nahuatl grammar, first published in 1645; the first edition is extraordinarily rare and this is truly the first obtainable edition. The author was a Jesuit priest; this second edition is translated by Ignacio de Paredes, the foremost 18th-century scholar of Nahuatl. This handsome volume was produced by one of Mexico's best 18th-century presses, and begins with one of the most famous colonial-era engravings - signed by Zapata - showing St. Ignatius above a tableau representing the peoples of the world. A lovely copy. MEDINA, MEXICO 4534. PALAU 44871. SABIN 10954.

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        Lectures Concerning Oratory. Delivered in Trinity College, Dublin.

      Dublin: Printed by George Faulkner; London: Reprinted for W. Boyer, L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1759. - An important and scarce 18th century work on oratory by John Lawson (1708-1759), a professor of oratory at Trinity College. His 23 lectures include ones on style, rhetoric, composition, reading poetry, etc., and feature some of Lawson's own poetry. 8vo, contemporary calf, red morocco label, gilt rules and lettering. Edges somewhat rubbed; hinges just starting, but sound; very good copy. First London edition, preceded by the Dublin edition of 1758. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Printed for G. and A. Ewing, A. James and H. Bradley., Dublin. 1759 - 16mo. viii, [ix-x] [11],12- 262pp.[small piece missing along top title margin ] engraved folding general map of Senegal, drawn and executed by Philip Buache 1756. contemporary calf [some lower board leather missing]. Excellent copy. Scarce title.

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        The Holy War, made by Shaddai upon Diabolus; For the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World; or the Losing And taking again of the Town of Mansoul.

      London: Printed for W. Johnston. 1759 - Small 12mo, 148 x 78 mms., pp. [vi], 280, woodcut title-page with Bunyan's "Advertisement" on verso before title-page, woodcut illustrations on pages 10, 41, 53, 55, 97, 103, and 207 (full-page), "W. Hart/ given me by my Mother," contemporary sheepskin, rebacked, black morocco label; title-page a cancel, B6 slightly detached at inner margin, several margins closely trimmed, with text almost disappearing into inner margin in places, top of spine chipped, but a very good copy, printed on rather cheap paper. The Holy War was first published in 1682 and probably has never been out of print. ODNB notes, "During the First World War, Rudyard Kipling adapted The Holy War to the allied cause in a poem of the same name accompanied by an illustration depicting the British pilgrim attacking the German Diabolus, and letters from British soldiers included many allusions to The Pilgrim's Progress." Bunyan's service in the Newport Pagnell Garrison (c. 1644 - 1647) doubtless provided him with some of the military imagery that is found in The Holy War. This is a re-issue of the text as published by Johnston first in 1752; in this issue, line 23 of text on the verso of signature A2 begins: "What here"; and the ornament at the top of this page includes a face, and the final word of text on this page is not followed by a full stop. there were three further reissues in 1759. ESTC T58586 locates copies of this issue in BL, Bodleian, John Rylands, and York Minster library.

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        THE WORKS OF JOHN LOCKE, ESQ; In Three Volumes. The Sixth Edition. To Which Is Added The Life of the Author; and a Collection of Several of His Pieces Published by Mr. Desmaizeaux.

      Printed for D. Browne et al., London 1759 - The last 18th century folio edition, and notable for having the typographic errors of earlier editions corrected. Yolton #368. Folio (14-1/4î tall). 3 vols. xvi,xxxii,588,(16);(2),720,(12);(6),757,(13)pp. Indices. Illustrated with an engraved frontis. portrait and the epitaph plate. 19th cent. 1/2 red morocco over marbled boards, rebacked, orig. spine strips laid down (spine of Vol. III a bit discolored). A.e.g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seizure of Dutch vessel by British Privateers, an "Inhibition and Monition" issued 1759 by the New York High Court of Appeal for Prizes, and attested and signed by John Cruger Jr., Mayor of New York

      New York:. 1759.. Very good condition. A fascinating window on British privateering during the Seven Years War with France and its broader implications for the colony of New York. This document pertains to the consequences of the recently enacted British Parliament's Rule of 1756, which declared that neutral ships carrying enemy cargo were in fact legal prizes, on a privateering case before the Admiralty court in colonial New York. This is an example of the complications that had arisen under admiralty law, in which privateers seized cargo from neutral vessels (which was not permitted) because they deemed the cargo itself to be from a hostile nation. The commanders of the British privateers 'Defiance', 'Delancey' and 'Marlborough' alleged that the cargo of the Dutch vessel 'De Vrouw Clara Magdalena' could be seized in spite of the fact that the ship belonged to the neutral Dutch because the cargo was said to be French. This was presented before Lewis Morris, vice admiralty court judge, who ruled in favor of the privateers. However, the Clara Magdalena's Dutch owners appealed, and this "Inhibition Citation and Monition" prevents the British privateers from taking possession of the cargo until the appeal is heard in the Privy Council Chamber in the Cockpit, London.& & Lewis Morris Jr. (1698 - 1762), was a son of the wealthy and powerful colonial landholder Lewis Morris Sr. Lewis Jr. used his influential position as judge on the admiralty court for the benefit of the colony and for himself. Here Morris ruled in favor of the British privateers, a decision which would benefit the British war effort, Morris' own career and the colony of New York. Morris's position as judge was a powerful one because it originated with the Admiralty and couldn't be revoked by the colonial governor; also, as an admiralty judge his court did not include juries, so his decisions were his own. Morris understood how privateering could be financially beneficial to New York; between 1739 and 1748 privateers brought 91 prizes to New York, attracted there by Morris' efforts on their behalf. As a result of Parliament's Rule of 1756, Morris, who felt that he was expert at discovering deception in Dutch ships' papers, condemned almost every Dutch ship captured by privateers as "lawful prize". & & John Cruger, Jr. (1710 - 1791) was a colonial New York merchant from a large ship owning family, the fortieth Mayor of the city (from 1757 to 1766), the speaker of the Province of New York assembly (1769 to 1775), a member of New York's delegation to the Stamp Act Congress and a Member of the Committee of Correspondence. While in the Assembly he voted against approval of the proceedings of the First Continental Congress and was named as a "suspected" persons at the New York Provincial Congress in 1776. Cruger left the city in 1776, and stayed in the Dutch loyalist town of Kinderhook, returning to New York City in 1783. & & One of a number of original manuscripts on vellum,15 3/4 x 13 1/2" with the seal of the Court and attested by the Mayor of New York (signed John Cruger) on a separate attached sheet 7 1/4 x 12" with seal. On the verso of the manuscript, the signed statement of the server, John McKesson.

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        Beschreibung und Erklärung Deren den 2ten November 1759. In der Kaiserl. Königl. Residenz-Stadt Wien auf dem sogenannten alten Fleischmarkt ausgegrabenen zweyen alten Römischen Särgen, Und deren sowohl darinnen, als von aussen herum gefundenen andern Alterthümern, In einem Sendschreiben abgefasst; Nebst einer Kupferplatte, Worauf die ermeldten Särge, und Alterthümer genau abgestochen sind.

      gedruckt mit von Ghelischen Schriften,, Wien, 1759 - Wien, gedruckt mit von Ghelischen Schriften, (1759). 20,5x17 cm. 10 n.n. Bl. und 1 Kupfertafel. Neuer Pappband. Titelblatt fleckig und mit Eintrag von alter Hand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Xenophontis memorabilium Socratis dictorum libri IV. Cum notis H. Stephani, Leunclavii, A.E. Porti & Ernesti.

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

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        Compendio del arte de la lengua Mexicana

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

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        "De l'espirit: or, essays on the mind, and its several faculties … Translated from the edition printed under the author's inspection."

      London: printed for the translator and sold by Mr. Dodsley. 1759. "First edition in English, 4to, pp. xvi, 331; title-p. in red and black; recent full black goatskin, gilt ruled border, gilt paneled spine, red morocco label. About fine. Interesting text, and the author's most famous book, probing psychology, ethics, the moralities of social interaction, the rewards and virtues of human understanding, memory, mortality. Kress 5783."

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        Trait� d''ost�ologie, traduit de l''Anglois de M. Monro, ou l''on a ajout� des planches en taille-douce, qui r�presentent au naturel tous les os de l''adulte & du foetus, avec leurs explications par M. Sue. 2 Vols. bound in 1. [The Anatomy of the human bones]

      Paris: Guillaume Cavelier, 1759. Leatherbound. VeryGood.

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        YOUTH'S ENTERTAINING AND INSTRUCTIVE CALENDAR FOR THE YEAR 1759: containing an explanation of all the feasts and fasts appointed to be observed in the liturgy of the Church of England, and all other remarkable days mention'd in the common almanacks : likewise a great variety of little polite stories, tales, fables, rules of life, and other lessons of morality for every day throughout the year.

      [160] pages. Contemporary paper-covered boards. 12mo. [in sixes]. Binding very rubbed; front hinge crudely repaired; rear hinge cracked; blank corner torn from one leaf; else a clean copy. Rare. WorldCat list copies in the Opie Collection and the Osborne Library only.A similar work was issued in 1750.

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        Discourses on Several Public Occasions During the War in America.

      London: Printed for A. Millar, et. al., 1759. - Octavo. xii, 246pp. A6, B8-Q8, R2-S2 (- S2 blank). First edition. Contemporary sheep, worn and rubbed. Upper corner bumped. Front hinge cracked. Top (1/8 inch) and bottom (1/4 inch) of spine missing. Howes S688; Sabin 84601. From the library of William R. Smith, a descendant of the author. Presentation copy from the author (founder of the University of Pennsylvania) to an Alea (?) Barclay, dated 11 January 1769. Further presented by Horace W. Smith (the author's grandson [?]) to William R. Smith, one of the founders of the Wisconsin Historical Society. A great assocation item from one of the great families in American History. The first edition of Smith"s Discourses., which includes essays on the French and Indian War (especially Braddock"s defeat), educational institutions in the colony of Pennsylvania, and various religious pieces. Smith was an Anglican clergyman, teacher, and first provost of the College, Academy, and Charitable School of Philadelphia, the precursor to the University of Pennsylvania. A second edition of this pre-Revolutionary collection of discourses was published in London in 1762.

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

      At the Clarendon Printing House 1759 - - At the Clarendon Printing House, Oxford 1759, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (11,5x19,5cm), relié. - Edition originale, parue dans le même temps que l'édition en un volume in Folio, sans qu'on puisse déterminer laquelle est la première. Rare. Plein Veau moucheté et glacé d'époque. Reliure anglaise. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Coiffe de tête du tome II légèrement élimée, celle du tome III avec des manques, idem en queue du tome II mais un manque plus sévère celle en queue du tome III fragile avec de petits manques. 6 coins émoussés. Frottements. The life of Edward earl of Clarendon, containing I. An account of the chancellor's life from his birth to the Restoration in 1660. II. A continuation of the fame, and of his history of the Grand Rebellion, from the Restoration to his banishment in 1667. Written by himself. Printed from his original manuscripts given to the university of Oxford by the Heirs of the late Earl of Clarendon. Homme d'état influent sous Charles 1er puis sous Charles II qu'il rejoignit, il devint chancellier d'Angleterre sous la Restauration, mais des mesures impopulaires, une vertu rigide qui déplut au roi le conduisirent au bannissement. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        De l'espirit: or, essays on the mind, and its several faculties Translated from the edition printed under the author's inspection.

      printed for the translator and sold by Mr. Dodsley, London 1759 - First edition in English, 4to, pp. xvi, 331; title-p. in red and black; recent full black goatskin, gilt ruled border, gilt paneled spine, red morocco label. About fine. Interesting text, and the author's most famous book, probing psychology, ethics, the moralities of social interaction, the rewards and virtues of human understanding, memory, mortality. Kress 5783. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Coast of NEWFOUNDLAND From Salmon Cove to Bonavista.

      London. 1759 - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 104 x 42.5 cm. Fine condition Two inset maps of Trinity Harbour and St. Johns Harbour. Ornamental cartouche at upper right, with title flanked by fish. Rhumb lines, compass points with north pointing to the right. The English Pilot by John Seller, published by Mount and Page.

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        Vorläufige Beobachtungen der Schwämme um Regensburg angestellet und mit vier Kupfertafeln ausgemahlter Abbildungen erläutert.

      1759 - Regensburg, gedruckt mit Weissischen Schriften, 1759. 4:o. (8),59 pp. & 4 folded hand-coloured engraved plates. With an engraved title vignette. Modern reddish-brown paper covered boards with dark blue title label (bound by Johanna Röjgård). Old marbled edges. Nice copy. The plates signed by Susanna Berzin and F. Schauer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire Universel des Drogues Simples

      Paris: D’Houry. 1759. - Nouvelle edition, avec figures. 4to, pp. xxiv + 1019 + 400 engravings on 25 plates. Contemporary full mottled calf, rebacked with original gilt spine laid down. Complete with half-title, engraved frontis and title page. Dr. Lemery (1645 -1715), French (al)chemist who reintroduced theory to chemistry in order to bridge alchemy and chemistry, making the emergence of the science of chemistry, independent of medicine, possible. The final separation from medicine, however, had to await the work of Boyle. Lemery wrote the most popular French chemistry textbook, Cours de Chimie (1675), and used a mechanical atomistic interpretation of chemical reactions. The first edition of the Dictionnaire was published in Paris (1698). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Draw Poker - Laying for 'em sharp. ?See you, and go three better?. Altkolorierte Lithographie v. Currier & Ives. New York, Currier & Ives 1886, 25 x 34 cm.

      - Gale Research, no. 1759. # Caricature issued as part of the "Darktown comics" series.- Currier & Ives made the famous American lithographs marked with their name from 1857 to 1907.- Beautiful contemporary handcolored lithograph; slightly browned.

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        Hedendaagsche historie of tegenwoordige staat van Spanje en Portugal. Behelzende eene beschryving van de gelegenheid dier ryken . vaart op de Oost- en Westindien; de natuurlyke historie, enz.

      Isaak Tirion, Amsterdam 1759 - Contemporary ivory white vellum, blindstamped boards, pp. 8, 662, 18. With engraved frontispiece, folding map of Spain and Portugal, folding map of the Strait of Gibraltar and 4 folding plates. Occasionally a small tear, mainly in the margins of some plates. Part of the Dutch edition of the series "Modern History: or, the Present State of All Nations". Description of Spain and Portugal and their colonies. A bright and clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Anmärkningar wid italienska byggnads sättet, til förekommande af eldswådor.

      1759 - Stockholm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1759. 4:o. Engraved title page,(4),52 pp. & 3 folded engraved plates. Dark brown speckled paper boards with an off-white title label (bound by Johanna Röjgård). Old gilt edges. Occasional foxing and minor stains. Stain in margin on pp. 3-4. The nice plates engraved by Carl Bergqvist. He has also engraved the title page, depicting a fire in Stockholm, after a drawing by Olof Årre. The third plate depicts the Church of St. Peter in Rome and part of the Vatican. This book about Italian building methods to prevent fire was published because of a series of devastating fires in Stockholm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Charter Granted By Their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, to the Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachusetts-bay in New-england

      Boston, in New-England : Printed by S. Kneeland, 1759-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 14 pages of the charter held in folio size clamshell case. Case bound in quarter brown leather. Gilt lettering on spine. 2 raised bands. Marbled boards. 3 cloth bound flaps. Good binding and cover. Minimal shelfwear to case. Contemporary owners name on FEP. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning. Ships daily.

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        A scheme for speedily raising a sum of money sufficient to defray the expence of building a stone bridge at Black-Fryars; humbly offered to the consideration of the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, the worshipful the aldermen, and the inhabitants of the city of London. With some observations on Mr Whiston's scheme shewing that the adoption thereof will be a great burthen to the citizens. To which is added a postscript, containing the proposals of a Common Council Man lately deceased, for raising the sum wanted, by an easy voluntary subscription of the mayor, aldermen, clergy, gentry, and inhabitants of London. By A Liveryman.

      London: printed for I. Pottinger, 1759 - 4to. Disbound. A fine copy. L, O only in ESTC on-line. Not in Higgs, Goldsmiths' etc. The author describes Mr Whiston, of whose scheme he is critical, as "an eminent bookseller in Fleet-Street." This, presumably, is John Whiston, 1711-1780. ESTC lists numerous catalogues issued by him but no pamphlet on the subject of Blackfriers Bridge. The pamphlet which contains a highly detailed and costed proposal begins: "It is now universally allowed, that a third or middle bridge will be of infinite use, convenience and pleasure to this great, rich, trading and populous city." The pamphlet is dedicated to I. Pottinger, whose name appears in the imprint. The author who had for many years resided in London dates the prefatory letter from Farnham where he had "retired some time since to spend the remainder of his days in this part of the country, out of the reach of the smoke of London."

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        A Catalogue of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts, Purchased by Authority of Parliament, for the use of the Public; and Preserved in the British Museum.

      Printed by Dryden Leach 1759 - First Edition, 2 vols., folio, half-titles, 2 fine engraved portraits of Harley, [ii],16,21-29pp., 2 leaves (numbered 9-10 & vii-viii respectively), [515] leaves; [ii],[455] leaves, a couple of old small neat stamps, cont. vellum, title in gilt on spine, a very nice set. Harley was one of the greatest collectors of his day. He began collecting in about 1705 and by the time of his death in 1724 he had built up a magnificent library containing over 40,000 books and 6,000 manuscripts. In this he was greatly assisted by his librarian, Humphrey Wanley, whose diary for the years 1715-26 contains much interesting detail about the growth of the library. Harley's collection passed on his death to his son Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, who continued to add to it during his lifetime. Like his father he was a keen collector and was a ready and often over-generous buyer. By the time of his death he had increased the library to a total of over 50,000 books, 41,000 prints, 350,000 pamphlets, and 7,639 manuscript volumes. The books, prints, and pamphlets were bought in 1742 by Thomas Osborne the bookseller for £13,000. The manuscripts were sold to the nation in 1753 for £10,000, and now form the Harleian Collection in the British Library. This catalogue was begun in 1708, by Humphrey Wanley, and on his death in 1726, after an interval of some years, it was resumed by Mr. Casley, continued by Mr. Hockley, and completed by the succeeding librarians of the British Museum. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de notre tems, contenants des réflections politique sur la guerre présente. Par l'Observateur Hollandois, rédigez et augmentez par M.D.V.

      Francfort, Leipzig, aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1758-1759, - 3 tomes en 2 vol. in-8, 240-166-[2] et 286 pp., vélin blanc rigide, pièces de titre, tranches bleues (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire.Tête de collection de l'importante série des Mémoires de l'Observateur Hollandais, rédigée par Moreau et Vattel : cet ouvrage, qui ne doit pas être confondu avec les quatre volumes de l'Observateur hollandais proprement dit (1757-1759) a été conçu et rédigé comme un véritable périodique sur les événements politiques et militaires de la Guerre de Sept Ans. Et il possède une histoire et une structure très compliquées, rarement bien décrites (la meilleure notice est celle de Quérard) : il commença par deux volumes isolés (Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de notre tems, par l'Observateur hollandais, 1757), qui furent réédités et englobés dans une suite composée de livraisons régulières, l'ensemble finissant par composer 30 parties assez hétérogènes. La collection complète en est rarissime, y compris dans les dépôts publics. Quérard, VI, 289. Cioranescu, XVIII, 47306. Exemplaire de G.-C. von Fechenbach, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes, et ex-libris manuscrits aux titres. Les Fechenbach sont une ancienne famille franconienne.

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        Die freye Perspektive, oder Anweisung, Jeden Perspektivischen Aufriß von freyen Stücken und ohne Grundriß zu verfertigen A Masterpiece in Descriptive Geometry

      Zürich: Heidegger und Compagnie, 1759. First edition. Lambert's second book was "intended for the artist wishing to give a perspective drawing without first having to construct a ground plan. It is nevertheless a masterpiece in descriptive geometry, containing a wealth of geometrical discoveries. In this work Lambert proved himself a geometer of great intuitive powers. In the generality of his outlook, as in certain specific aspects, his work resembles that of Monge later on, usually considered the founder of descriptive geometry as a distinct branch of mathematics. Lambert's investigations of possible constructions by the use of a simple ruler, for example, constructing an ellipse from five given points, was similar in spirit to the program of Poncelet and J. Steiner two generations later" (D.S.B.) "A qualitative leap was made by Lambert in his book Freye Perspective ... He tried to construct perspective pictures by using an implicit form of projective geometry, without a given plan and elevation of the scene. In some sense his Freye Perspective contains the most fruitful use of the plane as a model of space; that is, to work on the plane without projections of the spatial objects instead of the objects themselves. This idea was later developed by Gaspard Monge" (Grattan-Guinness: Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, p.1599). "In his Freye perspektive he not only discussed perspective drawing but also the intriguing problem of what geometric constructions can be made with a straight edge alone and only a fixed compass" (Gray: Ideas of Space, pp.72). See also 'The Geometry of an Art, by Kirsti Andersen, pp. 647-650 for a detailed account of this work. The work was published simultaneously in German and French (La perspective affranchie de l'embaras du plan géométral). A second edition was published in two volumes in 1774 by Orell, Gessner, Fuesslin. A very nice copy in contemporary parchment. Small 8vo: 182 x115 mm. Some slight wear to spine and corners. (12),196 pp. and 6 folding plates. This copy is lacking the errata leaf. The misprints have however been added/corrected in old ink by an earlier owner. &

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        Rasselas] The Prince of Abissinia. A Tale

      London: for R. and J. Dodsley - and W. Johnston, 1759 - "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). Very attractive copy in a contemporary binding First edition, one of 1,500 copies printed by William Strahan. Two volumes bound in one vols., Small 8vo (5-7/8 x 3-13/16). viii, 159; viii, 165 pp. A2r of vol. II in second, corrected state; terminal blank M4 present. Contemporary speckled calf, brown morocco spine label. Slightest rubbing at extremities. Fine, fresh copy. Full brown morocco slipcase. Courtney & Smith, p. 87; Chapman & Hazen, p. 142; Fleeman I, 785-8; Rothschild 142; Tinker 1314 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        VORRA/ Pegnitz: Gesamtansicht - um 1759, Kupferstich, 15x26 cm

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      Chez L.-Ch. D'Houry, Paris 1759 - RO40160722: 1019 pages. Gravure en noir et blanc en frontispice (portrait). Illustré de nrombreuses gravures en noir et blanc sur 25 planches en fin d'ouvrage. Pièce de titre rouge sur le dos. Titre, caissons, roulettes et filets dorés sur le dos. Tranche rouge. Dos et plats très frottés, avec fortes épidermures. Coins des plats très frottés. Tampon bleu et annotations d'époque en page de titre. Contenant leurs noms, origine, choix, principes, vertus, étimologies, & ce qu'il y a de particulier dans les animaux, dans les végétaux & dans les minéraux. Ouvrage nécessaire à ceux qui ont la Pharmacopée universelle du même auteur. Par feu Monsieur Lemery, de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, Docteur en Médecine. Nouvelle Edition avec figures. Avec Approbation et Privilège du Roi. In-4 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 94.3-Livres anciens XVIII ème [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reflexions on Courtship and Marriage. In Two Letters to a Friend. Wherein a practicable Plan is laid down for Obtaining and Securing Conjugal Felicity. To which is annexed a Letter to a very young Lady on her Marriage. By Dr. Swift. With Two Discourses on Jealousy. By... Joseph Addison

      London: Printed for J. James, 1759.. Second London edition, 12mo, iv, 60, 15, (1) pp. Portrait frontispiece of Swift, old signature to fly leaf. Original boards, old manuscript title to upper cover, plainly rebacked. Rothschild 2189. Not in Terrink. Originally published in Philadelphia in 1746, the work was first published in 1750 in both London and Edinburgh, with a further Edinburgh edition in 1752. None of these editions are common, Copac lists only nine copies of this issue, four in this country, four in the US and one in Australia. Swift's Letter originally appeared in Motte's Miscellanies (1727), Addison's essays in the Spectator in 1711.

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      Joannis Thomae Trattner, Vienna 1759 - Small 8vo. 538p. printed throughout in red and black. Bound in full period calf with pattern paper end sheets, text block edges stained red, the spine with title label gilt and with elaborate gilt decoration, with elaborate silver heart and flowers catches and matching clasp Johann Thomas von Trattner (1717-1798) was a famous printer, publisher, and mapmaker. An excellent example of his typography and an excellent period binding. Corners lightly rubbed, about fine, contents pristine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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