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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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        Die durch die Engellænder beunruhigte Französische Küsten A.o 1758. [&] Brittische Übermacht zur See wieder Franckreich A.o 1759.

      1759 - Augsburg: Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1759. Original colour, 490 x 600 & 480 x 480mm. Good dark impression. Scarce pair of maps of the Atlantic coasts of France (and western half of the country), showing the British blockade of her ports at the height of the Seven Years' War. On the first, a large inset depicts the attack of a British naval force, commanded by Admirals Osborne and Saunders on a French squadron off Cartagena, in southern Spain. Both maps have finely engraved miniature ship vignettes depicting the scenes of action. On either side of the maps is text relating to each of the naval blockades and actions depicted in the main map. The maps were drawn by von Heyden, engraved by Matthaüs Albrecht Lotter and published by his father Tobias Conrad Lotter.

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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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        The Genuine Account of the Life and Trial of Eugene Aram, School-Master, for the Murder of Daniel Clark . . . [cover-title].

      London: Published and Sold by W. Bristow, [1759]. - A contemporary account of the dramatic life of Eugene Aram, the philologist and teacher who was convicted and hanged for murder, and whose life and trial later were popularized in a ballad by Thomas Hood and in a best-selling novel by Bulwer-Lytton. The brief biography and trial is followed by Miscellanies, which consists of an essay on a plan for a new arrangement of a dictionary, the origins and antiquity of the Melsupper, poems and letters, all written by Aram from prison and sent to Bristow. See the DNB online for a fine account of Aram's life and crime. ¦ Interesting provenance: from the library of American revolutionary soldier and statesman, John Dickinson (1732-1808), with his signature in the top margin of the title-page (slightly trimmed). 8vo, disbound, 86 pages. Title-page partially detached and chipped at the gutter; a good copy. Rare.

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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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        Henckelius in Mineralogia redivivus. Das ist Hencklischer aufrichtig und gründlicher Unterricht von der Mineralogie oder Wissenschaft von Wassern, Erdsäften, Salzen, Erden, Steinen und Erzen, nebst angefügtem Unterrichte von der Chymia Mettalurgica.

      - Dresden, bey Johann Nicolaus Gerlach, 1759. 8vo. pp. (14), 344, with an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering. Second edition of these famous lectures by Henckel, the 'Father of mineral chemistry' (Partington). Johann Friedrich Henckel (1679-1744) was director of mines at Freiberg. "In Freiberg Henckel used his leisure time to give private courses to 'lovers of chemistry' and to carry out experiments. besides regaling his readers with a host of novel experiments and observations. Henckel championed limited empirical research, Stahlian chemistry, and natural religion" (DSB). The text of the present work was edited by Johann Emanuel Stephani. Henckel's (also written Henkel) collection of 2,000 minerals was bequeated to the mineral museum of the Royal Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. A fine copy.Freilich Sale, Sotheby's , no. 240 (first edition); B.M.(N.H.) II, p. 823 Hoover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        ONOMATOLOGIA CURIOSA ARTIFICIOSA ET MAGICA, ODER, GANZ NAT?RLICHES 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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        ITINERAIRE DE TOUTES LES ROUTES DE L'ANGLETERRE, REVU?S, CORRIG?ES, AUGMENT?ES, ET R?DUITES, PAR SENEX

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

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        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 NATÜRLICHES ZAUBER-LEXICON

      Auf Kosten der Gaumischen Handlung, Ulm, Frankfurt und Leipzig 1759 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        ITINERAIRE DE TOUTES LES ROUTES DE L'ANGLETERRE, REVUÉS, CORRIGÉES, AUGMENTÉES, ET RÉDUITES, PAR SENEX

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

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

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

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        Rare Signer Oliver Wolcott free frank to his wife

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

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        COMPENDIO DEL ARTE DE LA LENGUA MEXICANA

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

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        Lectures Concerning Oratory. Delivered in Trinity College, Dublin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        L art De Conduire et De Régler Les Pendules et Les Montres :a L ufage De Ceux Qui N ont Aucune Connoissance D horlogerie

      chez l'auteur, Michel Lambert,, Paris 1759 - XVI + 79 pag., + 4 planchas, grabadas al cobre de Choffard, desplegables al final del libro. Cantos tintados de rojo. El libro NO tiene manchas de oxido.Tan solo el lomo esta un poco fatigado, ver fotos. Size: 13x8 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Compendio del arte de la lengua Mexicana

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

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

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

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        A Voyage to Senegal, The Isle of Goree, & The River Gambia

      London: Printed for J. Nourse & W. Jonhston 1759 - 1st edition of the English translation of the French botanist's account of his travels in Senegal etc. between March 1749 & March 1754.8vo.(xiv) + 338 p.p.Folding frontis. map by Philip Buache.Calf, raised spine bands, red label.Worn, c. 4 inch repaired tear to map + a couple of other tears.Wormhole damage to lower left hand margin over many pages, extending to less tha 1 cm. in width at worst affected areas, pinhead size to others, some pages with no signs of damage.Couple of pages with tears to lower margin, final 5 pages cropped by c. .7 of an inch.Worm damage to rear pastedown.Previous owner's writings & markings in 18th century hand to rear pastedown & rear free endpaper.Some browning & spotting of pages but the volume is very tight & text generally in good order. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Golden Goose Books]
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