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        Praeparatio ad Confessionem et Sanctissimam Communionem, una cum Gratiarum Actione aliisque Orationibus.

      Madrid: Matriti, apud Joachim Ibarra, 1759. - Un volúmen en 16vo., de más de cien hojas, con variadas paginaciones. Impresión en papel de hilo. Bellísima encuadernación de la época en marroquín rojo con hierros dorados en planos, cantos y contracantos dorados, lomera profusamente ornada, cortes y cabecera dorados. Un bellísimo ejemplar de «devocionario» del siglo XVIII madrileño, delicadamente impreso por Ibarra, para uso de damas devotas de altura.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        [Sod riqqavon we-serefa] i.e. Das Geheimnuß der Verwesung und Verbrennung aller Dinge, nach seinen Wundern im Reich der Natur und Gnade, Macro Et Microcosmice, als die Schlüssel: Dadurch der Weeg zur Verbesserung eröffnet, das verborgene der Creaturen entdecket, und die Verklärung des sterblichen Leibes gründlich erkant wird [...]. Dritte und mit vielen curiösen Obersvationibus vermehrte Auflage. (3. verm. Aufl.)

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

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        Mikroskopische Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung: bestehend in Ein Hundert nach der Natur gezeichneten und mit Farben erleuchteten Kupfertafeln, sammt deren Erklärung.

      Nürnberg, verlegt von Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, gedruckt von Christian de Launoy, (1759-62) 1763. 4to (240 x 195mm). pp. (14), 204, (4), with 1 handcoloured engraved allegorical frontispiece, 1 engraved portrait, and 100 fine handcoloured engraved plates (bound with): IDEM. Nachleese seiner mikroskopischen Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung... Nürnberg, verlegt und in Kupfer gebracht von Adam Wolffgang Winterschmidt, gedruckt auf Kosten des Verlegers von Christian de Launoy, 1762. 4to. pp. (16), 94, (2), with engraved title 'Drittes Funfzig', 1 engraved vignette and 50 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, worn. Martin Frobenius Ledermüller (1719-1769) settled down in Nuremberg in 1749, after having been wandering about for many years as a soldier and a secretary, and started his valuable microscopical observations under the protection and direction of the famous Dr. C.J. Trew. The publication of the results, with the finely engraved and coloured plates by the successful Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, met with close attention and interest, and for years to come the "Mikroskopieren" was a fashionable pastime for many of the well-to-do classes. The work describes and illustrates a wide range of objects: parts of plants and insects, small shells, plancton, the crystallization of salts in solution etc. In the "Nachlese" 16 plates show various kinds of miscroscopes and optical experiments. The author was the first to use the term 'infusoria'. A small number of leaves with some slight staining or browning.//Graesse IV, 139; Brunet III, 919: "Ouvrage très estimé"; Hagen I, 464; Horn-Schenkling 13091-92; Nissen BBI, 1156.

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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

      S. Kneeland, Boston, 1759, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition UnstatedSize: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight. Printed by Order of His Excellency the Governor, Counsel and House Of Representatives. Original full leather with five raised bands on spine, tall quarto, 14 pages of the Charter bound in first; 24 pages The Table (an Index to the Acts and Laws), Acts and Laws, of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, [2], 403 pages, includes subsequent separately printed laws through 1761. Establishment of Berkshire County and the Town of Pittsfield are two of the Acts. Interestingly, Samuel Kneeland spelled his last name incorrectly on the title page (Keeeland). Leather is worn, wear at corners and spine ends, bow to boards, separation on each side head of spine, previous owner name and date 1890 in pencil on front free end paper, previous owner Joseph Blood of Townsend, Mass. wrote his name in ink on title page, probably from early 1800s (found in the book a small business card size piece of period paper on which Joseph Blood printed his name in beautiful penmanship). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 009727.

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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, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Fourth EditionVery 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.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; 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.

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        Atlas portatif des militaires et des voyageurs. Tome second

      Chez le Sieur Le Rouge,, A Paris, 1759 - Cm. 24,5, frontespizio illustrato su doppia pagina, pp. viii, 20 (2) + 100 carte geografiche a doppia pagina con confini colorati. Solida legatura strettamente coeva in piena pelle, dorso a piccoli nervi con fregi in oro e titoli su doppio tassello. Tagli colorati. Ex libris nobiliare. Abili reintegrazioni alle cuffie, esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Seconda parte di quest'opera che però è spoesso proposta singolarmente per il suio carattere monografico e la cui prima parte apparve nel 1756. L'iconografia riguarda l'intero mondo germanico con l'aggiunta, in fine, dell'isola di Minorca. Cfr. Philipps 618. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Autos Sacramentales Alegoricos, Y Historiales Del Phenix De Los Poetas, El Espanol, Don Pedro Calderon De La Barca : Obras Posthumas. 6 Volume Set

      Madrid : En la oficina de la Vda. de don Manuel Fernan, 1759-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 Volumes. Spanish. Bound in contemporary full calf. Gilt lettering on red Moroccan spine labels. 5 raised bands. Handsome marbled end pages. Stamp on rear end pages. Page ends red. Good bindings and covers. Slight rubbing to spine.. Generally clean, unmarked pages. Collection of 10 religious verse dramas by Calderon. Pedro Calderon de la Barca y Barreda Gonzalez de Henao Ruiz de Blasco y Riano, was a dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age. Born when Spanish theatre was being defined by Lope de Vega, Calderon’s work was important in Baroque theatre. Goethe regarded Calderon as one of Spain's foremost dramatists and compared him favorably with Shakespeare. (Eckermann, J.P. "Conversations with Goethe", 1838â€?"1846) Auto sacramental, is form of dramatic Spanish literature, similar in character to the old Morality plays of England. The auto sacramental was a dramatic representation of the mystery of the Eucharist. Although not as prolific as Lope de Vega, Calderon left around seventy Sacramental, the best known of which are: The Divine Orpheus, a work of considerable poetic merit, The Devotion to the Mass, and The Captivity of the Ark. Presentation bookplate on front paste down from Powell Evans (class of 1888) to Hobart College. Evans was an important Philadelphia figure and scion of the Revolutionary War family. Later book plate of Maurice Baring bookplate on FEP. Maurice Baring was a noted English dramatist, poet, novelist, translator, essayist, travel writer and war correspondent. Baring converted to Roman Catholicism in 1909.

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        Nomenclator extemporaneus rerum naturalium: Plantarum, Insectorum. Conchyliorum, secundum Systema Naturae Linnaeanum.

      Stockholm, typis L.L. Grefingii, 1759. 8vo (220 x 122mm). pp. (4), 67, (13). New blue wrappers. Very scarce work of the most important early Swedish entomologist, who was an intimate friend of Linnaeus. Clerck's fame is based on two works 'Aranei Suecici' and his most famous publication 'Icones Insectorum Rariorum'.

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        Description de la Généralité de Paris contenant l'état ecclésiastique & civil de cette Généralité. Le Pouillé des diocèses de Paris, Sens, Meaux, Beauvais et Senlis. Le nom de ceux qui occupent les charges civiles & les emplois dans les 22 villes, chefs-lieux d'élections, qui composent la Généralité de Paris [.]

      chez Moreau, Hochereau 1759 - - chez Moreau, Hochereau, Se vend A Paris 1759, In 8 (12,5x20,5cm), Paginations diverses, Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale, et seule édition rare, bien complète des 22 élections et de la table. Demi basane rouge ca 1850. Dos lisse à filets. Frottis aux coiffes. Assez bon exemplaire. L'ouvrage procède à la manière d'un dictionnaire, recensant les bourgs, villages pour chaque élection, avec leurs descriptions. Chaque élection commence par la description et l'état de la ville. Paginations diverses [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Principles of Agriculture and Vegetation

      London: A. Millar 1759. . Second edition, 8vo, viii, 207, (1) pp. Later bookplate, endpapers darkened with slight loss to the top corner of the fly leaf, with a manuscript copy of “On Marl” by William Nicholson on the last 4 blank leaves, later bookplate of Robert George Morton, Beacon Tor, West Kirby. Contemporary sheep, a little worn, lower joint slightly cracked but sound. First published two years earlier in Edinburgh, where Home was a Professor at the university and carried out important experiments on fertiliser and plant chemistry which are described herein. “Home made a very real contribution to agricultural science” (Fussell). Wellcome III p295.

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        INSTITUTIO PHILOSOPHIA SECUNDUM PRINCIPIA D. RENATI DESCARTES

      1759 - LE GRAND, Antoine. INSTITUTIO PHILOSOPHIA SECUNDUM PRINCIPIA D. RENATI DESCARTES Nova Methodo Adornata et Explicata. In Usum Juventutis Academicae. London, J. Martyn, Press of the Royal Society, 1672. Octavo. [xxiv]470[1]pp. Engraved frontispiece after Faithorne, and engraving at p. 221 showing the Solar System. First edition, appearing in London in Latin and English in the same year, and followed by several more printings in London, Nuremburg, and Geneva. Le Grand (1629-1699) a Franciscan monk, introduced and popularized the works and philosophy of Descartes in England, Germany, and France. His connections in Oxford, Cambridge, and the Royal Society enabled him to exert inluence and to defend Descartes in debates. This exposition of Cartesian principles was intended for students in universities. Lacking ffe. Frontispiece shows small chip to margin, not effecting printed area, and date corrected to 1674; 2 inch tear to p. 425. One Israel Cheever practiced his signature on the rear endpaper in 1759, and signed the printed title. Contemporary calf with intricately gilt spine and label. Superficial cracks to ends of hinges; wear to spine head. Withal a very good copy of the first edition of an influential book.

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        THE WORKS. To which is added, The Life of the Author; and A collection of several of his pieces published by Mr. Desmaizeaux

      For D. Browne, C. Hitch and J. Hawes, J. Shuckburgh, A. Miller, &c. London.,1759. Three volumes. Folio. ( 14.5 x 9.4 inches). Sixth edition. Portrait frontis by Geoffrey Kneller and engraved memorial plate to volume 1. A bright, clean, wide-margined set bound in contemporary full brown calf, spines with six raised bands. Red and black labels, compartments fully ruled and decorated in gilt. Marbled endpapers.Hinges professionally and sympathetically repaired. Some rubing to the board edges and corners but overall this is an attractive set of this classic work.:

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        A CHART shewing parts of the Sea Coast of NEWFOUNDLAND from ye Bay of Bulls to Little Plecentia, exactly and carefully laid down by John Gaudy.

      London. 1759 - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 55 x 44 cm. Very good condition. a few small worm holes, on upper margin and upper part of map. Attractive chart of south west coast of Newfoundland compass point, rhumb lines, a few soundings. Inset map-' A Draught of the Harbour of Trepassey in Newfoundland. Title at top left, dedication at top right. From John Seller's English Pilot, the Fourth Book, published by Mount and Page.

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        En ringe Underretning om Schielschiør Kiøbstæds gamle og nu værende Tilstand, efter mange Venners Begiering aftvungen og endelig paa et Forsøg, saa vit mueligt var, af de gamle mutilerede Papirer, saa mange som pro tempore findes, extraheret.

      1759 1759 - Sorøe 1759. 4to. Illustr. med 3 kobbertavler. 632 s. Indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med lidt småskavanker. Gammelt navn på friblad. * Bibl. Danica II, 683.

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        Autos Sacramentales Alegoricos, Y Historiales Del Phenix De Los Poetas, El Espanol, Don Pedro Calderon De La Barca : Obras Posthumas. 6 Volume Set

      Madrid : En la oficina de la Vda. de don Manuel Fernan 1759 - 6 Volumes. Spanish. Bound in contemporary full calf. Gilt lettering on red Moroccan spine labels. 5 raised bands. Handsome marbled end pages. Stamp on rear end pages. Page ends red. Good bindings and covers. Slight rubbing to spine. Generally clean, unmarked pages. Collection of 10 religious verse dramas by Calderon. Pedro Calderon de la Barca y Barreda Gonzalez de Henao Ruiz de Blasco y Riano, was a dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age. Born when Spanish theatre was being defined by Lope de Vega, Calderon?s work was important in Baroque theatre. Goethe regarded Calderon as one of Spain's foremost dramatists and compared him favorably with Shakespeare. (Eckermann, J.P. "Conversations with Goethe", 1838?1846) Auto sacramental, is form of dramatic Spanish literature, similar in character to the old Morality plays of England. The auto sacramental was a dramatic representation of the mystery of the Eucharist. Although not as prolific as Lope de Vega, Calderon left around seventy Sacramental, the best known of which are: The Divine Orpheus, a work of considerable poetic merit, The Devotion to the Mass, and The Captivity of the Ark. Presentation bookplate on front paste down from Powell Evans (class of 1888) to Hobart College. Evans was an important Philadelphia figure and scion of the Revolutionary War family. Later book plate of Maurice Baring bookplate on FEP. Maurice Baring was a noted English dramatist, poet, novelist, translator, essayist, travel writer and war correspondent. Baring converted to Roman Catholicism in 1909. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Paris. Jan. 15, 1759. - 2pp. plus integral blank. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling. Very good. An example of the financial risks inherent in investing in privateers, two of which the writer of the letter lost during the British raid on St. Malo on June 5, 1758. Thirty privateers and one hundred other vessels were also burned in that same raid. The present letter concerns a famous ship that did not burn with the others. During the Seven Years' War, François Thurot, legendary captain of the famous 46-gun French frigate Maréchal de Bellisle, terrorized British shipping and the coasts of England and Scotland. In this letter, the principal investor in that ship writes about financial difficulties caused by the burning of two of his ships during the raid on St. Malo. Having eluded the forces sent specifically to destroy him, Thurot arrived at Bergen on Sept. 13, 1758, staying there until November 25th. Heading south, taking more prizes along the way, Thurot spent most of December at Ostend selling the prizes, and finally reached Dunkirk at the beginning of January 1759, when this letter was written. At the end of the letter is the holograph signature of one "Merlin," a chief investor in several French privateers including the Marechal de Belleisle, who writes [in translation]: "I have the honor to advise you that I sent to Paris to M. Couteulx an account in duplicate of the armament of the frigates Marechal de Bellisle, the Chauvelin & the Marquise, the relevant documents transmitted in duplicate to the Admiralty in St. Malo. . The burning of the frigates Chauvelin and the Marquise, by the English in the port of St. Malo was an event above human precaution, but the consequences of such an event may be reduced by a new campaign taking into account that this might be still more profitable if there was not some considered difficulty at Bergan in Norway. The loss of both the other corsairs fell mainly on me and on my own account of personal loss of 79-f-128 for the armament; and a further loss of 600 thousand livres in the burning of the port, and now I find myself unable to meet my liabilities." Merlin says his creditors will only be satisfied with further adventures by Thurot, whose name is, however, never directly mentioned. Merlin is looking for an agreement to meet his liabilities in four installments. ".but another of the creditors not willing to accept the agreement seized not only these effects, but also the holdings belonging to the commissioning, confounding thus my personal debts with those of the said commissioning.the result is that my personal creditors becoming owners of my interests, which are the largest in the ship Marechal de Bellisle, will dictate to the other interested parties and will cause either expenses or a suspension of commission, a fact detrimental to common interest; perhaps, also, and very likely, they will demand the sale of the ship, which will result in an evident loss for all concerned without compensation. The only way to stop it would be by obtaining a judgment of suspension." He notes that under the circumstances he hopes the recipient will seek the help of Mons. Vallet de la Touche (whose name is supplied in manuscript). Vallet de la Touche (1698-1759) was secretary and advisor to King Louis XV. At the end, Merlin has penned under his signature a nine line postscript, again mentioning Vallet de le Touche, and giving his address. Thurot was killed and his ship captured in an action off the Isle of Man. His body washed ashore near the Mull of Galloway, and he was buried with full honors in the churchyard of Kirkmaiden, Scotland.

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        Der Arzt. Eine medicinsche Wochenschrift. 12 parts in 6 volumes.

      Grunds Wittwe, Hamburg 1759 - Der Arzt. Eine medicinische Wochenschrift [ed. Johann August Unzer, 1727-99). 12 parts in 6 vols., 8vo. Hamburg: Grunds Wittwe, 1759-64. 190 x 115 mm. 18th cent. calf, gilt labels. Very good to fine set. Early 20th cent. bookplate. First edition (part 1 is second issue, 1760). Complete run of this early periodical which, according to Hirsch, made a significant contribution to the "enlightenment of the general public in medical matters." The editor, Unzer, was probably the first to use the word "reflex" in connection with sensory-motor reactions; see Garrison-Morton 1357. Garrison, Medical and Scientific Periodicals of the 17th & 18th Centuries, p. 305. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript on paper, in French. "Office de Saint Eustache & ses compagnons martyrs

      [Paris?], 1759.

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        An Introduction to Physiology, Being a Course of Lectures Upon the Important Parts of the Animal Oeconomy In which the Nature and Seat of many Diseases is pointed out, and explained; their curative Indications settled; and the necessary Connexion between regular Practice, and a Knowledge of the Structure and Uses of the Parts is evinced, and illustrated

      London: J. Nourse. Very Good. 1759. Full calf. illegible stamp to title page;book plate of Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland to front pastedown; chips to head of spine; corners bumped and rubbed; still an attractive copy in the original calf; full calf binding;morocco label; 8vo ; 396 pages .

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        A Chart of the Coast of Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey with Virginia and Maryland.

      London. 1759 - Size: 575 x 450 mm Very good condition. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Detailed chart of the eastern seaboard of North America, from Virginia to Newfoundland, with compass points at sea, rhumb lines, sand banks and depth soundings, originally published in The English Pilot, fourth Book. The map is reasonably accurate except that it shows New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as one island.

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        A General Chart of the Western Ocean.

      London. 1759 - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 58 x 46 cm. Very good condition, some wormholes have been expertly repaired. The map has been remargined. A Sea Chart of the central Atlantic Ocean, with numerous place names along coast, and all coastal features in detail. Compasses at sea, rhumb lines. From the English Pilot, Fourth Book, published by Mount and Page. Ref: Tooley, Maps and Mapmaking p61

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        Traité sur la connoissance et la culture des Jacintes.

      Avignon, Louis Chambeau, 1759. Small-8vo. pp. 156, 2 folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine. First edition. "Jean Paul Rome d' Ardène retired, about 1750, from his duties as 'supérieur' of the college at Marseilles to the Château d' Ardène, diocese of Sisteron, where he created a botanical garden and gave himself to the study of flowers" Hunt 526). A fine copy.

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        The Description and Use of the Universal Planispheres; or, Terrestrial and Celestial Globes in Plano

      Published for the Author and W. Owen at Homer's Head, Near Temple Bar, Fleet Street, London 1759 - Hardback, 135mm 215mm tall (5.25" x 8.5" approx.). Dedication leaf, Pp (vi), xxxii, 159. Paper stock lightly toned and some contemporary annotations, these being small ticks and crosses alongside the lists of place names contained in pp 61-63 incl. The complete title reads: "The Description and Use of the Universal Planispheres; or, Terrestrial and Celestial Globes in Plano. Being Compleat Substitutes for a Large Pair of Globes. With Their Applications, in the Solutions of all the Capital Problems in Geography, Astronomy, and Navigation. Invented and Delineated By Samuel Dunn, Master of an Academy for boarding and qualifying young Gentlemen, in Arts, Sciences and Languages, at Chelsea. The Second Edition, with Additions and Improvements.". Unsurprisingly, as they were intended for removal and use, the five plates are lacking. Otherwise sound, in a recent binding, by Cadwalladwr-Jones, of quarter calf/marbled boards/gilt-on-red spine title, with 5 raised bands. Scarce 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire Universel des Drogues Simples, contenant leurs noms, origine, choix, principes, Vertus ...

      Paris, L.C. d'Houry, 1759. 4to (260 x 195mm). pp. xxiv, 1016, with engraved portrait of the author and 25 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine with 5 raised bands, richly gilt with red gilt lettered label. "Lemery (1645-1715) war der vorzüglichste Reformator der pharmazeutischen Chemie in Frankreich und hat sich dadurch einen besonderen Verdienst um diese Wissenschaft erworben" (Hirsch III, 665). Lemery's chief contributions to pharmacy were his two complementary works, the 'Pharmacopée universelle' and 'Drogues Simples'. These are alphabetically arranged lists of composites and simples respectively giving the sources, virtues, doses, and therapeutic action of the various medicaments" (D.S.B. VIII, 174). The 25 engraved plates depict 400 figures of plants and some of animals.//Pritzel 5211.

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        The Gentlemanís Magazine, And Historical Chronicle 1759 with 21 plates

      printed for D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate, London 1759 - SIZE OF THE BOOK: 8.5î x 5.5î x 2î, 643 pp. including the year-end supplement + 17-page Index. Original binding remaining tight and square with all pages present and attached. BOARDS/WRAPS: Original marbled paper-covered boards ñ Moderate to heavy edge wear ñ well-rubbed ñ Leather cracked at hinges ñ Threads intact. SPINE/BACKSTRIP: Leather has crackled ñ Five raised bands with original red label present. PAGES: Clean interior but age toned paper ñ Most folding plates with a tear near gutter as well as occasional unintended folds. Map of the Country between Crown Point and Fort Edward, showing Ticonderoga and Lake George, map of the Island of Orleans with the Environs of Quebec and An Authentic Plan of the River St. Laurence from Sillery to the Falls of Montmorency are all in very good condition. Overall condition, good, The magazine contains interesting articles including authentic accounts of the French Indian war at Quebec, instructions for making wine in America, an account of the first volume of Linnaeus's Systema Naturae, China is an Egyptian Colony, the conclusion of the multiple part series of the Life of Mary Queen of Scots, news from the war in Europe and East Indies, science, etc. , LLUSTRATED: with 21of the 23 Listed Full-page & Fold-out Plates including Maps, Plans and Illustrations (Plates XXI Tattershall Castle and Plate XXII The Syren are both missing.Maps include: Compleat Map of Germany (dated 1759), A Map of Martinico, The Road of Toulon, Map of the Seat of War on the RhineMap of the Country between Crown Point and Fort Edwards (New York), Map of Guadaloupe, Plan of Havre de Grace, Plan of the Battle of Thornhausen, Map of Pomerania and Brandenburg, Map of the Island of Orleans (with the environs of Quebec), Plan of part of the St. Lawrence River, October issue covers the war and includes a map of, "The Island of Orleans and the Environs of Quebec" Also included are letters from readers, stories, music, poetry, foreign affairs, Marriages, Births, Deaths, book reviews, stock prices, etc. A fascinating read of historical significance. French & Indian War magazine maps. * "A Map of the Island of Orleans with the Environs of Quebec." From Gentlemen's Magazine, October 1759. 4 1/4 x 7 1/4. Engraving. Very good condition. Another map of Quebec, this one issued within a month of the surrender of Quebec. It shows city and its environs including the Island of Orleans. As news of the great British triumph arrived in London, this map would have been studied with great interest by the readers of Gentleman's Magazine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Theses pathologicae de haemorrhoidibus, a medicinae studiosis...

      . Wien, Trattner, 1759, 8°, 6 Bl., 89 pp., gegl. Kalbsldrbd. d.Zt. m. reicher floraler Rücken- u. Deckelvergoldung, rotes Rückenschild, Ganzgoldschnitt, Buntpapapiervorsätze.. Erste Ausgabe. Über Anatomie, Physiologie, Entstehung und Therapieformen von Hämorrhoiden. - Anton van Haen (1704-1776), bedeutendster Schüler Boerhaavbes, war ein Studiengenosse van Swietens in Leyden. 1754 holte ihn Swieten nach Wien, ab 1772 war er Leibarzt der Kaiserin Maria Theresia. Als Anhänger des Hippokrates setzt de Haen auf die Heilkraft der Natur. Seine Klinik und sein Vortrag brachten viele Studierende nach Wien. "Ihm gebührt das Hauptverdienst an dem ruhmvollen Aufstieg der Wiener Medizin." - Schönbauer - Giese, Bibliogr. der Trattnerdrucke, 412; Bibl. Wolfenbüttel III 700, 78; Blake 192; - SGC I: V, 772; Wellcome III, 188. Lesky 271.

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

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

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        A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

      R. & J. Dodsley - 1759. Second edition. Hardback. 342pp. Important Second edition, revised and expanded by Burke with a new Introductory discourse concerning taste, and several other additions. DNB says that this treatise, strange as some of its dicta are, was held by Johnson to be ' an example of true criticism' and that Burke never ceased to take a warm and discriminating interest in all artistic matters, and is said to have embraced the whole concerns of art, ancient as well as modern, foreign as well as domestic. Rebound in modern quarter morocco on marbled boards with new endpapers. Library stamps on three pages. Some foxing, otherwise a very good copy of this rare, early publication. Keywords: History, 18th Century Publications, Burke, Rare and Antiquarian Books, Philosophy. Not a first edition copy. . . . Free Shipping Worldwide. Books ship from the US and Ireland .

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        The Greek theatre of Father Brumoy. Translated By Mrs. Charlotte Lennox.

      printed for Mess. Millar, Vaillant [et al.], London 1759 - First edition in English, 3 vols., 4to, pp. [8], xxviii, cxx, 422; [2], 540; [4], 478 [1]; advertisement leaf in vol. 3 with contemporary mss. corrections; full contemporary calf, red morocco labels on spines; joints reglued, the front cover of vol. I nearly off; but still an attractive set. The 'Dissertation upon the Greek Comedy,' vol. 3, pp.121-161, and 'The General Conclusion,' vol. 3, pp.428-440, are translated by Samuel Johnson. The Dedication is also his. Chapman & Hazen, pp. 143; Courtney, p. 97; Fleeman 60.2LB; [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Befestigungsplan und Stadtplan ('Lippstat - Relevant des Comtes de la Mark et de Lippe.').

      . Kupferstich b. Le Rouge in Paris, dat. 1759, 31,5 x 46,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Carte Reduite des Isles de la Guadeloupe, Marie Galante et Les Saintes - dressee au depost de carte plan et journaux de la Marine

      Paris, 1759 - Very large engraved chart in very good condition. Small tear in margin only. Reinforced centrefold. 34 x 23" Inset plan of Environs du Fort Louis. Title in attractive cartouche.

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        Fungorum Agri Ariminensis historia ... quam sub auspiciis plurimum reverendi DD. Francisci Raynaldi Gargani... in hac secunda editione nec aucta nec diminuta publici juris fecit.

      Faventiae, Typis Martinianis, 1759. 4to (280 x 200mm). pp. viii, 80, with engraved vignette on title and 40 engraved plates. Later half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering, marbled sides. Second edition of this rare and beautifully produced work describing a great variety of fungi growing around Rimini. Antonio Giovanni Battarra (1714-1789) was an Italian clergyman (of Rimini), physician and mycologist. The interesting engraved vignette on the title has the following motto (in Greek) 'We study fungi, we do not eat them'. Ainsworth considers the engravings 'excellent'. In "Zur Geschichte der Mykologie, das XVIII. Jahrhundert" by Lütjeharms pp. 145 to 147 a large comment is given of this publication. Battarra attempted to prove that mushrooms were really plants growing from spores and not just putrefying matter as was generally believed in those days. C.H. Persoon knew of the work of Battarra and even named a new genus of Fungi, Battarra, after him. The 200 figures on the 40 plates are finely engraved and give a very good impression of the mushrooms depicted. The first edition was published in 1755 and the present edition has only some minor alterations. Owner's stamp (Henry Bonnet) on lower margin of title.//Stafleu & Cowan 359; Nissen BBI, 95; See also G. Lazzari, Storia della Micologia Italiana pp. 145-155.

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        Soins faciles pour la propreté de la bouche, et pour la conservation des dents

      chez Jean-Thomas Hérissant,, A Paris, 1759 - Cm. 12,5, pp. (2) 131 (5). Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. marmorizzato. Lievi abrasioni superficiali ai piatti, ma esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Edizione originale di questo interessante trattato compilato dal Bourdet che fu dentista della Regina di Francia. Cfr. Poletti (p.31); Guerini, p. 309: "A celebrated dentist and elegant writer, in whom the gifts of literary and scientific culture were coupled with a vast experience and a profound spirit of observation.". Raro, soprattutto quando ben conservato, come il presente esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relacion Obsequiosa de los Seis Primeros Dias en que Logro La Monarchia Espanola que hicieron en ella desde los dias 17 al 21 de Octobre de 1759

      Barcelona Maria Teresa Vendrell y Texido 0. - Rare first edition and fine copy of this illustrated funeral festival book for Charles III of Spain. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vues politiques sur le commerce, ouvrage dans lequel on traite.

      Amsterdam et Paris, chez Vincent 1759 - One volume in 12mo; XVI, 535, (1) pp.; contemp. marbled calf, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with contrasting gilt lettering-piece, extremities rubbed, upper spine chipped, upper hinges weak, red edges, decorative endpapers, cancelled library stamp on title verso, some light foxing in places, in all still a good copy. First edition in this format. There exists another issue in 8vo of the same year, no priority given. INED quotes:"Cet ouvrage est le fruit des méditations d'un homme qui paraît très auf fait de l'argriculture, des arts et du commerce." Goyon proposes economic reforms and suggests the establishment of a company responsible for the sale of corn, wine and meat in order to balance years of dearth and plenty. Einaudi 2671, Higgs 1978, Kress 5781 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le philosophe payen ou pensées de Pline. Avec un commentaire littéraire et moral

      Elie Luzac, Leide 1759 - 8º, 3 vols. (1: 1 grabado, LII p., 302 p.; 2: 1 grabado, 432 p.; vol. 3: 1 grabado, 447 p.). Hojas algo tostadas. Pasta española época, nervios, lomo cuajado con dorados. Reflexiones sobre filosofía y moral a través del análisis y comentario de las cartas de Plinio, y similitudes de su pensamiento con el de los cristianos. Con tres bonitos grabados sobre la muerte de Cornelius, la muerte de Plinio el Viejo, y Plinio juzgando a los cristianos. Filosofía. Literatura latina. Philosophy. Latin literature.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        A NATURAL AND CIVIL HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA: CONTAINING AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THAT COUNTRY.THE CUSTOMS OF THE INHABITANTS.Translated from the original Spanish.

      London. . 1759 - Two volumes. [20],455pp. plus folding map and two plates including frontispiece; [8],387pp. plus two plates including frontispiece. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. An occasional hint of light foxing or tanning, but quite a nice set, in very good condition. The first English edition of this classic history of California, originally published in Spanish in 1757. Wagner states that the work "contains more on Lower California than almost any other book that had been published in one hundred and fifty years." Cowan states, "This work is considered the foundation of a library of Californiana" and notes for the London edition: "four plates appear to have been issued with but a few copies of the work, as two is the number usually found." The folding map shows California, while the plates depict coyote, deer, Indians, and the martyrdom of several Jesuits. HOWES V69, "b." WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 132a. HILL 1768. STREETER SALE 2435. COWAN, pp.237-38. GRAFF 4471. SABIN 98845. BARRETT 2536. ZAMORANO 80, 78. EBERSTADT 133:255. DNB XVIII, pp.467-68.

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        ONOMATOLOGIA CURIOSA ARTIFICIOSA ET MAGICA, ODER, GANZ NATÃœRLICHES ZAUBER-LEXICON

      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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