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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        VORRA/ Pegnitz: Gesamtansicht - um 1759, Kupferstich, 15x26 cm

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      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Murr Bamberg GbR]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Le veritable mentor, ou LÕeducation de la noblesse

      A Liege: del lÕImprimerie de Bassompierre.A Bruxelles: chez Vanden Berghen, 1759., - The Marquis de Caraccioli (1723-1803) was born and wrote in Paris, though he studied in Mans and travelled in Italy, Germany and Poland. He was a prolific writer of poetry, fiction, history, and biography. Frequent topics were education and manners. He is the author of Les derniers adieux de la marŽchale de¥¥¥ ˆ ses enfans (1759), translated into English as Advice from a Lady of Quality to her Children. Book collectors know him best for the color-printed book, Le livre de quatre couleurs (1757), and its successor, Le livre ˆ la mode (1759). Twelvemo. xx, [2], 302 pp. Contemporary calf, rebacked to style, marbed edges and endpapers. Front board darkened near fore-edge, bookplate removed. Old ink signature on title-page, old French library rubberstamp. A good, clean copy. First edition of CaraccioliÕs sixth book. On the education of princes, this was one of the authorÕs most popular titles, and a Òsecond editionÓ was published the same year. This first edition is elusive: OCLC lists five copies, three in North America. Cioranescu 15477. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        ANALES DE LA NACION ESPAÑOLA DESDE EL TIEMPO MAS REMOTO HASTA LA ENTRADA DE LOS ROMANOS. Sacados unicamente de los escritores originales, y monumentos contemporaneos.

      Imp. Francisco Martínez de Aguilar. Málaga, 1759 - . 21 cm. 9 h., 1 blanca, IV-259 pág. Enc. en pasta española, tejuelo. Leves rozaduras en la parte superior de la lomera y ambos planos. Taladro en el margen inferior hasta la pág. 8, sin afectar el texto. Antiguo cerco de humedad en el margen inferior de las primeras 8 hojas. Primera edición. Historia y política. Historia de España. Història d'Espanya Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Plate 301 - Lilium Pendaliflorum

      - Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) Illustrated plate from Les Liliacées Paris: 1802-1816 Hand-colored stipple engraving 31 1/4” x 24 1/4” framed The unequalled botanical artist Pierre-Joseph Redouté occupies a central position in the development of European flower painting. Redouté had, as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie-Antoinette to Empress Josephine and her successor, Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in a turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, a testament to his greatness as an artist. Les Liliacées was Redouté’s largest and most ambitious work and is generally considered his masterpiece, arguably rivaled only by Les Roses. Produced under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, for whom Redouté worked as botanical artist at her estate at Malmaison, these pristine examples represent landmark works in the field of flower illustration. The title Les Liliacées is misleading, as the work was of a much broader scope, including representatives of the lily, amaryllis, iris, orchid, and other families. The plates were executed by means of stipple engraving, a method that the artist himself perfected when he was unsatisfied with the effects garnered by traditional copper-plate engraving. As Redouté shrewdly observed, the delicacy and subtle elegance of his compositions could only be captured using a printing method equally fine. The luminosity of stipple engraving is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. The medium involved engraving a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that could be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color. Because the ink rested on the paper in miniscule dots, it did not obscure the "light" of the paper beneath the color. After this complicated printing process was complete, the prints were finished by hand in watercolor, so as to conform to the exquisite models Redouté provided. Les Liliacées records the plants of the lily family, and related flowers, that Josephine collected for her gardens at Malmaison. Redouté’s small drawings, placed at the bottom of the main illustrations, record the anatomical features of each species so that each flower could be identified with precision and cultivated to perfection. In each illustration, as in his series Les Roses, the flowers are classical "portraits" which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves. Redoutés’s work represents a uniquely harmonious blend of scientific precision and supremely delicate rendering.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Soins faciles pour la propreté de la bouche, et pour la conservation des dents.

      - Paris, J.-Th. Hérissant, 1759. 1 lf., 131 pp., 1 pp., 2 lvs. 16mo. Contemporary marbled calf, back gilt, gilt border round sides (slightly rubbed, 2 corners and foot of spine very slightly damaged).*Waller No. 10579. Wellcome II, 213. Crowley No. 785. Sternfeld und Kellner 22. First edition of this book on dentistry. Bernard Bourdet was the surgeon and dentist of the French Queen. He considered the technical side of dentistry equallly important to the scientific; he furnished excellent practical observations. Written in an entertaining way and directed against charlatans. - Ownership entry dated 1759 on title. A mainly marginal waterstain in the corner of the last few leaves, else a good copy.[(3900)] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ludwig Rosenthal's Antiquariaat]
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        Büste einer jungen Frau im Dreiviertelprofil nach links.

      . Kupferstich in Crayonmanier in Rotbraun gedruckt, 1759, von J. Ch. Francois (1717-1769), nach Marie Lesczinska ("Peint par sa Majeste d'apres le Tableau de J.M. Vien, Ptre du Roy"), nach J.M. Vien (1716-1809) mit gestochener Umrahmung, auf Bütten. 28,8:23,1 cm. Mit Widmung an die Königin. Etwas unregelmäßig auf die Plattenkante geschnitten.. Marie, Tochter des polnischen Königs Stanislaw Leszczy?ski, wurde 1725 durch Heirat mit Ludwig XV. Königin von Frankreich und Navarra. J.Ch. Francois gilt als Erfinder des Kupferstichs in Crayonmanier.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Kort gevat jaar-boek van de Edele Geoctroyeerde Compagnie der Vereenigde Nederlanden, ter Kamer van Zeeland. Beginnende met de erectie derzelver Compagnie. Vervattende een naam-lyst van de Heeren Bewindhebberen der voorsz. Kamer, volgens hun eds. overlyden, of quittering van derzelver bediening; benevens vier notitien, inhoudende het op stapel zetten, af-loopen, uitvaren ende thuis komen der schepen van en voor gemelde Kamer: met specificatie van de namen der schepen en hunner respective schippers; de lengte, dag, maand en jaar; ook het verongelukken zommiger schepen: en andere aanmerkingen. Uit authentyque stukken, ten dienste der lief-hebberen, by-een vergadert.

      - Middelburg, Jan Danne, 1759.Contemporary half calf. (14),145 pp.* Warranted by the publisher with his signature. - History of the Zeeland Chamber of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) from its founding in 1602 up to 1759, listing (often with additional information provided in contemporary manuscript) names of governors, names of newly built ships, details of ships departed (ship's name, captain, crew, length of ship, date and eventual loss or wrecking) and financial details. - Added: 3 loosely inserted contemporary manuscript leaves with data concerning arrival or departure of ships. - Rare.Landwehr, VOC, 1489.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        De l'esprit.

      - Durand, Paris 1759. 8°. (14)+456+(14) pages. Contemporary half-calf. Mid-19th century steel-engraved portrait inserted as frontispice. Contemporary Danish armorial engraved bookplate on front pastedown. * The first edition (from 1758) of this controversial philosophic treaty was published 1758 and caused outrage in the ruling circles of France. The book was condemned and burned in public. Claude-Adrien Helvetius (1715-1771) is regarded as one of the most influential among the philosophers of the Era of Enlightenment and considered a forerunner of Marx and Freud.** Interessant dansk proveniens: Bogen har tilhørt geheimestatsminister, grev Gregor Christian von Haxthausen (1733-1802) og bærer hans stukne exlibris (Winckler fecit, Frederiksværk 1772 (gengivet i Hassø: Danske Exlibris, p. 19)). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        APUNTAMIENTOS SOBRE LAS LEYES DE PARTIDA AL TENOR DE LEYES RECOPILADAS, autos acordados, autores españoles, y practica moderna.

      Imp. Hdos. Geronimo Conejos. Valencia, 1759 - . 33,5 cm. 8 tomos: (I) Retrato de Berni, un retrato del rey Fernando VI y un escudo real, grabados calcográficos dibujados por Thomas Planes, 9 h., 203 pág. (II) 2 h., 188 pág. (III) 2 h., 261pág. (IV) 2 h., 98 pág. (V) 2 h., 130 pág. (VI) 100 pág. (VII) 2 h., 131 pág. (VIII) INDICE GENERAL ALFABETICO, assi de los texto de las Siete Partidas como de los apuntamientos. 2 h., 201 pág. Capitulares y marca tipográfica en cada portada, xilográfiadas. Ocho tomos enc. en 3 vol. en media piel., tejuelos, algo deslucidas. Señal de óxido. Palu 28299. Legislación. Castilla. Siglo XIII. Dret civil i mercantil Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Landschaft mit alten Bäumen, links öffnet sich der Blick zu einem Dorf, im Mittelgrund auf einem Steg zwei Reiter.

      . Bleistift, mit Deckweiß gehöht, mit Bleistift quadriert, auf grauem Velin. 24,5:32 cm. Vorzeichnung für ein Gemälde.. Die alte Zuschreibung an Johann Georg von Dillis (1759-1841) wurde von Dr. Barbara Hartwig nicht bestätigt. Sie schlägt als möglichen Zeichner Franz Xaver von Hofstetten (1811 München - Waidhaus/Oberpfalz 1883) vor und weist auf die starke Beeinflussung des Zeichners durch die holländische Landschaftsmalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts hin.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        De corporibus marinis lapidescentibus quae defossa reperiuntur auctore Augustino Scilla addita dissertatione Fabii Columnae de glossopetris. Editio altera emendatior

      Venanzio Monaldini ex Typographia Joannis Zempel, Roma 1759 - Opera in 4°(29,5 x 22,5); legatura professionalmente restaurata in piena pergamena antica; tassello rosso al dorso con autore e data dorati. Antiporta allegorica incisa in rame e vignetta incisa al frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero; pagine (6), 82, (6) + 31 tavole incise in rame di fossili, coralli, denti, squali e scheletri di pesci; la numerazione delle tavole risulta anomala. Celeberrima opera dello Scilla (Messina 1639 - Roma 1700) che, essendo pittore, si ritiene abbi anche disegnato le tavole. Lo Scilla fu prima pittore naturalista in Roma e al ritorno a Messina fece parte della locale Accademia della Fucina, ove intraprese studi di numismatica e diventò un accanito collezionista di fossili e coralli che osservava durante i suoi viaggi sia nella Sicilia stessa che in Calabria e nella vicina Malta. La sua passione per i fossili lo portò a scrivere quest'opera ove sviluppò la teoria, ardita per il suo tempo, secondo la quale i fossili erano di origine animale in quanto risultavano comparabili con gli animali viventi. L'opera si presenta intonsa, molto marginosa e con belle barbe, le sue carte sono sanissime ed esenti da qualsivoglia difetto; si segnala la presenza di un originalissimo EX-LIBRIS 'POTESTAS IN POTESTATE EX-LIBRIS POTESTA' (cm. 19x13). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Auf Kleists Grabe". Eigenhändiges Gedicht (52 Zeilen).

      O. O. u. D. - 3½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. 13 vierzeilige Strophen auf seinen Freund Ewald Christian von Kleist, den in der Schlacht von Kunersdorf (12. VIII. 1759) tödlich verwundeten Dichter: "In Nacht und Schauer sitz ich hier | Auf deinem Grab', o Kleist! | Gebeine, heilig unter mir! | Wohin entfloh der Geist? | Hinauf zu Gott entfloh er euch! | O du, mein liebes Grab | Hoch über dir im GeisterReich | Schwebt er, und sieht herab! | Wenn mir im Traum mein Kleist erscheint | Dann hab' ich himmlisch Glük | Hier seh' er seinen alten Freund | Mit einem halben Blick! | Mit einem halben Blick seh' er | Vom SternenZelt herab, | Mein Leben immer trauriger, Je weiter von ihm ab! [.]". - Aus der Sammlung Rötger mit dessen Beschriftung in rötlicher Tinte am rechten Rand von Bl. 1 recto, etwas fleckig und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      London, A. Millar, 1759 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo., bound in original full calf gilt, Spine repaired, new label; marbled endpapers, [xvi] + 434pp. Extensive ink notes (dated 1875) to both front and rear endpapers, plus underlining of text in ink or pencil. A Very Good, sound copy overall. (SHELF 4) ** To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** Our shop is open to visitors Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. - Credit and (UK) Debit cards welcome.- Books posted Worldwide. - For any queries please contact us. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chaucer Bookshop ABA ILAB]
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        Curia Eclesiástica para Secretarios de Prelados, Jueces Eclesiásticos, Ordinarios y Apostólicos, y Visitadores y Notarios Ordinarios Apostólicos y de Visita. Con una relación de los Arzobispados, y Obispados de España è Indias

      Madrid, en la Oficina de Joachin Ibarra, a costa de la Compañìa nuevamente establecida en esta Corte, 1759. 4to.; 4 hs., 502 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. Ortiz de Salcedo, notario de la Curia Romana e informador en las Canonizaciones de Ignacio de Loyola y Teresa de Jesús, escribió ésta obra en los comienzos del Siglo XVII y a partir de entónces fue de uso imprescindible para el alto clero. Las sucesivas ediciones estan acomodadas a la época y son de interés por cuanto atañe a la cambiante división territorial eclesiástica, especialmente en América, siendo los ejemplares de cualquier edición raros, debido al uso curial permanente.

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        Traité Raisonne de la Distillation

      - Ou la distillation reduite en principes, avec un traité des odeurs. Nyon; Guillyn, Paris, 1759. Contemporary full mottled calf with burgundy morocco title label, gilt floral spine and raised bands; marble edges and endpapers; 12mo. Second edition, dedicated to the 'bartenders and distillers of all sorts of liquors, wines, oils and essences of the towns and villages of Paris.'A very good, clean copy of this highly successful book that was reprinted and expanded many times. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Analysis of the Laws of England

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1759. Fourth edition. 8vo. lxx, [6], 189, [14] pp. Contemporary. calf rebacked, top hinge splitting, coner bumped, else very good

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        Delle malattie del grano in erba. Trattato storico-fisico [.] con note perpetue ad esso trattato, e con altre osservazioni di storia naturale.

      nella Stamperia Gavelliana,, In Pesaro, 1759 - In-4° (cm. 30,5), legatura dei primi del XIX secolo in m. pelle con titolo al dorso (lievi segni d'usura); pp. XVIII, 426 in ottimo stato, fresche e marginose, in barbe, con 1 tavola di ritratto f.t. incisa da Pietro Monaco su disegno del pittore pesarese Giovanni Andrea Lazzarini, 1 carta geografica del territorio ravennate ripiegata f.t., 4 tabelle ripiegate f.t., 1 carta di errata inserita prima dell'indice, in fine 7 tavole d'ill. in rame ripiegate f.t.; suggestive testatine incise dallo Zucchi, finalini, capilettera abitati e decorati con motivi floreali, vignetta in rame al front. Qualche sporadica e leggera fioritura o brunitura, lievissima gora marginale alle prime carte, antica nota di possessore settecentesco all'occhietto. Edizione originale, importante. «Ha assicurata all'autore l'immortalità, e gli acquistò gli encomii di Haller, che lo antepose a quello di Tillet sullo stesso argomento [Re II, 314 via Gamba 2263]. Cfr. anche Pritzel 3335; Niccoli 196; Lastri 60. Esemplare molto buono.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        LETTERE FAMIGLIARI di da Gazzano sulla Riviera di Salò con altri suoi componimenti in prosa e in verso e colla vita dell'Autore scritta dal Sig. Conte Giammaria Mazzuchelli. Edizione seconda accresciuta ed illustrata con note. Brescia, Pianta, 1758. Unito: Idem. ANNALIUM GENUENSIUM ab anno MDXXVIII recuperatae libertatis usque ad annum MDL. Libri quinque. Accedit nunc primum versio italica a Bartholomeo Paschetti descripta. Editio altera Brixiana.

      Planta,, Brescia, 1759 - 2 opere in un gr. vol. in-8, pp. (24), 295; (28), 503, leg. m. pelle (dorso rifatto). Con 2 antip. in rame inc. da Zucchi, 2 vignette in rame ai front., ritratto del Bonfadio e 2 belle tavv. in rame raff. la riviera di Salò e il porto di Genova. Bell'esempl. a larghi margini. [282]

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        The Chemical Works Of Caspar Neumann, M.D. Professor of Chemistry at Berlin, F.R.S. &c Abridged And Methodized With large Additions, Containing the later Discoveries and Improvements made in Chemistry and the Arts depending thereon, By William Lewis, M.B. and Fellow of the Royal Society

      W. Johnson et al, London 1759 - 586 pages, Index (38 pp) [A4,a4-Zzz4,4A-4K]. Pharmacist and Theologian. and tutor of the hereditary princes of Duke Ernst the Pious, his observation on mortality rates in Breslau were sent to Leibnitz who informed the Royal Society of Neumann's work. This work is based on an abridged version of Neumann's lectures, 1683-1737, which originally appeared in seven volumes, and contains the first exposition of Stahl's phlogiston theory in English. Toning to margins of blank endpapers and title fore-edge; scattered, intermittent text toning -- a tight, firm copy. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, black leather spine labe. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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      Imp. De Ignacio Aguayo i Aldemunde., Santiago. 1759 - 198 págs + 26 h. El libro presenta algunas marcas de óxido, y una pequeña mancha de humedad que afecta solo a 4 hojas hacia el final del libro. Portada orlada. Tomo segundo que trata de las muestras de faltriquera, contiene la lámina nº 13 ( Desplegable ).

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        Dictionnaire raisonné et universel des animaux, ou le règne animal, consistant en quadrupèdes, cétacés, oiseaux, reptiles, poissons, insectes, vers, zoophytes, ou plantes animales, leurs propriétés en médecine suivant les méthodes de Messieurs Linnaeus, Klein et Brisson

      Paris, Bauche 1759 - 4 vol in-4 reliés plein veau porphyre époque, dos à nerfs à caissons fleuris, double filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches rouges. Paris, Bauche, 1759. Edition originale. Plats épidermés, coiffe sup. du vol. 2 élimée, intérieur très frais. Bel ensemble. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1759 - reliure plein veau grand in-octavo (binding full calfskin in-octavo), dos 5 nerfs (spine with 5 raised bands) - entre-nerfs à double filets or à fleuron au fer évidé et rinceaux aux angles avec des petits fers en remplissage (between the raised bands double gilt lines - floweret with hollowed out blocking stamp - with foliages executed in the curved lines in angles - with small blocking stamp in filling) - pièce de titre comportant le titre abrégé de l'ouvrage sur fond havane foncé avec filet or (label of the title with the title abbreviated by the work with gilt line) - presque plus d'or sur les fers (almost more gold on the stamps), manque de cuir sur le dos (lack of leather on the spine), coiffes manquantes (are missing the head and tail of the spine), petites fentes sur les charnières (small cracks on the joints of the front and back cover), coins émoussés (corners blunt), filet sur les coupes (gilt line on the cuts) - manque de dorure (blurred gilding), marque-page en tissu vert (bookmark in green tissue), toutes tranches rouges (all red edges), pages de garde peignées à motif "coquille sur fond caillouté" (painting endpapers - model shell on paved bottom), texte en partie sur 2 colonnes (text partially on 2 coloumns), illustrations : 1 figure in texte et orné de bandeaux et de culs-de-lampe (illustrations : 1 picture in text illuminated of headpieces and tailpieces), de naissances de rousseurs à papier légèrement jauni sans conséquence pour la compréhension du texte (of beginning of the redness marks in lightly yellowing of paper - no consequence for the understanding of the text), cicatrices de mouillures (scars of waterstains), XX+264+6 pages de Catalogue (6 pages of Catalog) des Marchands Orfèvres-Joyailliers de la ville de Paris qui ont rempli les Charges Municipales et Consulaires de cette Ville depuis le Règne d'Henry II jusqu'à présent, 1759 à Paris de l'Imprimerie de Ch. Est. Chenault Imprimeur-Libraire - ruë de la Vieille Draperie, Recueillis des textes de tous les Edits, Ordonnances, Déclarations, Lettres Patentes, (sic) Réglemens et autres Titres, anciens et modernes, qui constituent les Prérogatives et la Police de l'Etat d'Orfévrerie-Joyaillerie en cette ville et justifies par les autorités mesmes des titres originaux dont les articles sont formés : avec de courtes observations sur l'origine, les motifs et l'esprit de chaque Disposition ; pour l'usage particulier du Corps, et le bien de son Administration, par Pierre Le Roy ancien Garde de l'Orfévrerie-Joyaillerie de Paris étant en charge Nicolas Marcault Grand Garde, A. François Grouvelle, Leonor Lagneau ancien Echevin, Jean-Pierre Le Roy, Michel Colas, Richard Jarry et ayant Charles Levesque Consul pour Doyen - préface (foreword) - bon état général malgré les petits défauts signalés (good condition in spite of the small defects indicated) . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1200 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoires sur L'Ancienne Chevalerie; Consideree Comme un Etablissement politique & militaire [3 Volume complete set; 1759-1781]

      Chez Nic. Bonay. Duchesne, Paris 1759 - 1164 pp., 3 Volume complete set; 317, [3]; xvi, 456 pp. First Edition (Scarce). French text; history of the French knight and chivalry tradition. Book Description: Binding in period full calf, spines gilt, edges dyed red (binding of 3rd volume differs from gilt decorations of 1st/2nd volumes slightly as issued 22 years later). Dimensions: (12mo) 16.5 x 9.5 cm (6 1/2" x 3 3/4"). Condition: Very good; binding a bit rubbed, paper a bit browned and lightly foxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Abrégé chronologique de l"Histoire d"Espagne, depuis sa fondation jusqu"au présent Regne.

      Paris: N.B. Duchesne, 1759 - 1758 - Première édition, 5 volumes in-12; premier volume daté 1759, les autres 1758, avec le privilège daté septembre 1758 au dernier volume; 426p., 551p., 405p., 516p. et 523p., [3p.]; bandeaux et lettrines. Reliure d"époque en veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné à la grenade, pièces de titre et de tomaison, gardes marbrées, tranches rouges. Minimes accrocs à trois coiffes, quelques coins légèrement frottés, mais un joli ensemble. Desormeaux fut bibliothécaire du prince de Condé, puis devint en 1772 historiographe de la maison de Bourbon. Querard II, 525. Peu courant.

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Tome 59: Voyages et établissemens aux Antilles.

      Paris, Didot, 1759. - 12mo. (III)+485 pp. Complete with 6 fold. maps (Santo Domingo, Saint Christophe, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Saint Lucia) & 1 plate. Hardcover. Contemp. mottled calf, spine gilt, with 2 title labels. VG. * Incl. the French in Hispaniola or Santo Domingo (from 1625), in Saint Christophe (1627-1705); origin, character and customs of the Caribbeans; the French in Martinique, Guadeloupe, Grenada & Saint Lucia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) Apricots Vellum size: 9 1/4” x 8; Framed size: 18 1/2” x 16 3/4” Pierre-Joseph Redouté is unquestionably the best-known botanical illustrator of any era. His work seems to demand the invention of lofty praise. A critic, writing of the 1804 Salon exhibition, noted that Redouté’s “six paintings of flowers executed in watercolor for H. M. the empress . are realistic and beautifully painted, . perfectly imitating nature.” He concluded, “The delicacy, exactitude, and elegance of the brushwork gives them great merit.” Vivant Denon, Director of Museums under the Empire, stated that Redouté’s gouaches were “masterpieces,” and the artist was similarly described both as the “Rembrandt” and the “Raphael” of flowers by nineteenth-century writers. It is thus unsurprising that Redouté occupies a central position in the development of European floral art, contributing to both the artistry and scientific advancement of botanical study.

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        Histoire de la conquête du Mexique ou de la Nouvelle Espagne par Fernand Cortez. Sixième édition.

      Paris Compagnie des libraires 1759 - 2 volumes in-12, XXXI-606 pp., 13 ff.; 6 ff., 560 pp., 11 ff. 14 planches gravées H.T. dont 12 dépliantes. Reliure pleine basane époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison.(deux coiffes usées). Ouvrage célèbre et incontournable sur la conquête espagnole, plusieurs fois réimprimé. Il est illustré de 14 planches gravées dont 12 dépliantes : Carte du Mexique, golfe du Mexique, environs du lac du Mexique, vue du Rio de Canoas, l'Ile de Cuba au port St Jacques, vaisseaux de Cortez sur une plage, bataille dans la vallée d'Otumba, vue de Mexico, etc. L'édition originale espagnole de cet ouvrage est de 1684 à Madrid, l'édition originale de la traduction française est de 1691, voir Chadenat. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Printed for J Nourse and W Johnston, London 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 pl [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Candide ou l¿optimisme traduit de l¿allemand par Mr. le docteur Ralph

      Gabriel Cramer, Genève 1759 - VOLTAIRE, François-Marie Arouet de ~ Candide ou l¿optimisme traduit de l¿allemand par Mr. le docteur Ralph. ~ Genève, Gabriel Cramer, 1759. Edition originale In-12, 237 pp., 3 pp., veau, dos à nerfs orné de caissons fleuronnés, pièce de titre en veau blond, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches jaspées.Notre édition, une des rarissimes premières, comporte l'erreur de pagination à la page 45 (numérotée 25). Ex-libris Charles de Brosses, comte de Tournay, baron de Montfalcon, seigneur de Vezins et de Prevessin, d'azur à trois trèfles d'or. Supports : deux lions, couronne de marquis. Gravé sur cuivre par Antoine Aveline, XVIIIe s. Dijon 1709-Paris 1777. Sa devise:Y en-a-il de petits hommes [caril n'était pas grand]. Sa bibliothèque dispersée 1777. Marc-Antoine Chartraire de Bourbonne, succ. des Bouhier en acquit une gde partie. 32 vol. avec Ex-Libris à B.M. Verdun. Voir : Chaubard (A.H.).-Livres étrangers de la Bibli du Pdt de Brosses. (Extrait actes 3° congrès Sté Fse littérature comparée. Dijon : 1959). GMN. Répertoire général des ex-libris français : B2473 L¿année 1759 voit paraître pas moins de 8 éditions du Candide (voir sur la question Bengesco : I, 1438). The rare first edition, printed and published clandestinely by Cramer in Geneva, under the pseudonym of "Dr. Ralph". A satire on religious and political optimism (or gullibility; or hypocrisy depending on one's perspective), in the form of a picaresque novel, Candide finally recommends that mantra of sanity and common-sense, "Il faut cultiver notre jardin." "Candide, and his equally guileless if more worldly-wise mentor, Dr. Pangloss, and their delicious adventures, still command our attention. The folly of philosophic and religious optimism is displayed with a vigour and wit that carries the reader away. Irony without exaggeration, a perfect restraint in its admirable humour, a gift for the 'throw-away line' .; all these show Voltaire's style and originality at their incomparable best." This edition, one of four editions dated 1759, preceded the other sixteen different editions of Voltaire's novel published throughout Europe in 1759. The bibliographical history of this book has been exasperatingly complex and confused, and, until recently, virtually insoluble. Rare first edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CANDIDE, ou l'Optimisme, Traduit de l'allemand de Mr. le Docteur Ralph, par M. de V.

      No publisher, No place (Rouen) 1759 - Rouen edition. 12mo, 16cm, pp (215) (including 3 page Table at rear, last page numbered 315), bound in modern marbled paper with leather spine label, red page edges. Scattered light foxing, but text is VG+, unworn. Page 195 numbered 105, last signature using smaller type. See Begesco 1441. The earliest edition was printed clandestinely (as were all the editions) in Geneva by Cramer (299 pp, only perhaps a dozen known copies in the first state). CANDIDE was published more or less simultaneously in five countries no later than 15 Jan., 1759. Seventeen 1759 French language editions are known today. PMM 204. This famous satire on religious and philosophical (Leibnitz) optimism is Voltaire's best-known work, one of the most famous of the French Enlightenment, and a widely read classic of world literature even today. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Henriade par Monsieur de Voltaire, avec les Variantes & un Essay sur la Poësie Epique,

      chez François l'Honoré,, Amsterdam, 1759 - in-12, frontispice, page de titre, portrait de Voltaire, Préface de Marmontel (XIX p.), 192 p. avec 10 illustrations en hors-texte, non signées, Variantes et Remarques, 108 p. - suivi de : LA HENRIADE TRAVESTIE EN VERS BURLESQUES, Honni soit qui mal y pense, Amsterdam, François l'Honoré, 1756, Essai sur la Poésie Epique, 96 p., la Henriade Travestie, 148 p. Ouvrage qui parut anonymement, il est attribué à Louis-Charles Fougeret de Montbron. Deux ouvrages reliés en 1 vol. in-12 (165 x 95 mm) reliure de l'époque plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs, orné, triple filet doré sur les plats (une petite tache d'encre et une petite marque noiratre), dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées, quelques rousseurs à l'intérieur. Bel exemplaire.

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