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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.

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        Compendio del arte de la lengua Mexicana

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

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

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

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        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]

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

      Paris: Guillaume Cavelier, 1759. Leatherbound. VeryGood.

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

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

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Discourses on Several Public Occasions During the War in America.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Coast of NEWFOUNDLAND From Salmon Cove to Bonavista.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Dictionnaire Universel des Drogues Simples

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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      0 - Ulyssipone (Lisboa) Ex Oficina Bernardi Antonii de Oliveira. 1759. 29.5x21 cm. portada+5 fols. +453 págs. texto a dos columnas, plena piel época, nervios, tejuelo, guardas con marca de humedad. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        Hedendaagsche historie of tegenwoordige staat van Spanje en Portugal. Behelzende eene beschryving van de gelegenheid dier ryken . vaart op de Oost- en Westindien; de natuurlyke historie, enz.

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

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

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

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        An Authentic Plan of the River St. Laurence from Sillery, to the Fall of Montmorenci, with the Operations of the Siege of Quebec under the Command of Vice-Adml. Saunders & Major Genl. Wolfe down to the Sepr. 1759. Drawn by a Captain in his Majestes Navy/(inset)Part of the Upper River of St. Laurence/(inset)A View of the Action gained by the English Sepr. 13 1759 near Quebec. Brought from thence by an Officer of Distinction. (Canada/Quebec)

      Thos. Jefferys, London 1759 - Engraving with hand-color. To the Right Honourable William Pitt Esqr. One of His Majesties most Honourable Privy Council and Principal Secretary of State &c. This plan is most Humbly Inscribed By his most Obliged and most Obedient Humble Servt. Thos. Jefferys. Sheet size: 15 x 21". Inventory#: p1863pmat.

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        Anmärkningar wid italienska byggnads sättet, til förekommande af eldswådor.

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

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

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

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

      Paris, Hérissant, 1759. - 16mo. Title + 131 + (5)pp. Contemporary marbled calf, gilt; neatly rebacked preserving original spine. First edition of a pocket manual on oral hygiene for the layman by Etienne Bourdet (1722-89), a pupil of Fauchard, who was dentist to Louis XV of France. In his introduction the author discusses the importance of the teeth both as embellishments to physical appearance and as cutting tools essential to life. He also stresses the need for oral hygiene in order to prevent infection of the bloodstream by the swallowing of impure saliva. The work is divided into sections on keeping the mouth healthy, on preventing damage to the teeth, and on repairing damage caused by neglect or accident. For toothache Bourdet prescribes luxation, through which the dental nerve was disrupted at the root. There are also observations on false teeth, and advice to parents and to others bringing up children. Part of the material is drawn from Bourdet's Recherches sur toutes les parties de l'Art du Dentiste published in Paris in 1757. Blake, p 61; Crowley 785; Hoffmann-Axthelm 211-214. Reynolds 4694; Waller 10579; Weinberger 316-317; Wellcome II, p 213; Guerini 309 & 310-311. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Soins Faciles pour la Proprete de la Bouche et pour la Conservation des Dents.

      chez Jean-Thomas Hérissant,, Paris: 1759 - First Edition. (blank); 132pp (incl 131-2: Table des Chapitres); (iv) (Approbation, Privilege du Roi); (2 blanks). Blank leaves foxed, text unmarked but minor soiling or darkening of a few corners. Original marbled endpapers. Front pastedown bears 2 apparently early bookplates; pencilled name on first blank. Red edges. 12.5 x 6.3 cms in contemporary marbled calf with gilt borders, spine blocked with tulip-like floral design in gilt. Leading upper corner shaved, some scuffing of edges, joints, and spine ends. Surface cracking to spine but gilt clear and bright. Boards firm, but unwilling to stay fully closed. An attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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

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        Le Royaume de Hongrie devise en Haute et basse Hongrie, Transilvanie, Esclavonie et Croatie. (Hungary/Transylvania/Croatia)

      S. Janvier, Paris 1759 - Engraving with original hand-color. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 28 3/4". Inventory#: p1264pmat.

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

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

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - CLERY Jean Baptiste (1759-1809), valet de Louis XVI. L.A.S. adressée à l¿évêque de Nancy, à Vienne. Pyrmont, 23 mai 1800. 2 p. ½ in-4, adresse au verso du second feuillet. Nommé Valet de la Chambre du Roi par le Comte de Provence, futur Louis XVIII, Cléry est au service de la Reine Marie-Joséphine de Savoie qui vient d¿arriver dans la principauté de Waldeck- Pyrmont. Il remercie l¿évêque de Nancy [Anne Louis Henri de La Fare] pour la lettre de change qu¿il envoie à la Reine. Cet argent « arrive bien à propos, pour pourvoir aux dépenses que nécessite un petit établissement. M. le Prince de Waldeck a pretté avec une grâce parfaite son château à la Reine ». Cléry donne des nouvelles de la santé de la Reine qui a souffert du long voyage, amaigrie et fiévreuse, elle se prépare à aller prendre les eaux. Le curé de Saint-Louis [Pierre-Charles Brossières] est décédé durant ce voyage mais il a été, selon les ordres de la reine, inhumé « avec toute la pompe du à son caractère » dans le village polonais de Schoenwiese.

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        Zweyer gelehrter Engeländer Abhandlungen.

      Nürnberg, J. G. Seligmann, 1759. - I. Wilhelm Rutty. Abhandlung von den Theilen wodurch der Harn gehet. II. Jacob Parsons Beschreibung der Harnblase des Menschen. In das Deutsche übersetzet von G. L.Huth. Gestochene Titelvignette, 9 mehrfach gefaltete Kupfertafeln, (2 Bl.), 215, (1) S. Pappband der Zeit (berieben). Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser Abhandlungen über Blasenkrankheiten, von Johanna Bleker in ihrer Geschichte der Nierenkrankheiten nicht erwähnt. - Blake 395 und Blake 227. - Möglicherweise ist Wilhelm Rutty mit dem bei Hirsch/Hübotter in Band IV auf Seite 932 beschriebenen John Rutty (1698-1775), der sich 1724 in Dublin niederließ, identisch. Dieser beschrieb bereits 1765 den caramelartigen Geruch des Rückstandes von verdampftem diabetischen Urin und den Zuckergeschmack desselben. - J. Parsons (1705-70) betrieb in London eine umfangreiche geburtshilflliche Praxis. - Vorsatz mit kleinem Stempel. Sehr gut erhaltenes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar mit Kupfertafeln in kontrastreichen Abdrucken. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Rasselas] The Prince of Abissinia. A Tale

      London: for R. and J. Dodsley - and W. Johnston, 1759 - "Hawkins and Boswell agree that Rasselas was written to help the dying Sarah Johnson and eventually to pay for her funeral . Johnson told Reynolds he wrote the work in the evenings of a single week, which implies a commencement at least on Monday 15 January, the date on which he learned of his mother's illness and on which he first sent her money" (Fleeman). Very attractive copy in a contemporary binding First edition, one of 1,500 copies printed by William Strahan. Two volumes bound in one vols., Small 8vo (5-7/8 x 3-13/16). viii, 159; viii, 165 pp. A2r of vol. II in second, corrected state; terminal blank M4 present. Contemporary speckled calf, brown morocco spine label. Slightest rubbing at extremities. Fine, fresh copy. Full brown morocco slipcase. Courtney & Smith, p. 87; Chapman & Hazen, p. 142; Fleeman I, 785-8; Rothschild 142; Tinker 1314 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE PRINCE OF ABISSINIA A Tale in Two Volumes

      R. & J. Dodsley, W. Johnston, London 1759 - 12mo, Leaf A2, vol. II, reads "Contents of the second volume". "Indiscerpible" p. 161, vol. II; pp. viii, 159; viii, 165. This is the second edition of the work now universally known as "Rasselas", and it is almost in every respect identical with the extremely rare first edition issued a few weeks before it, on April 19, 1759. It is a philosophical novella which describes the life of Prince Rasselas and Nekayah, his sister, who are kept in a place called the Happy Valley in the land of Abyssinia. The Valley is a place free of problems, where any desire is quickly satisfied. The constant pleasure, however, does not lead to satisfaction; and, with the help of a philosopher named Imlac, Rasselas escapes and explores the world to witnes how all aspects of society and life in the outside world are filled with suffering. They return to Abyssinia, but do not wish to return to the state of constantly fulfilled pleasures found in the Happy Valley. "Rasselas" was written during the evenings of one week, in order for Johnson to raise enough money to bury his mother, and to pay some of her debts. It was published anonymously, and Boswell says of it that it contains "all the force and beauty of which the English language is capable". Our little set contains the Chippendale bookplate of John Buller, of Morval, and the signature of Anne Lennon, his wife (c. 1770), the predecessors of Sir Redvers Buller. Both volumes have been freshly restored and re-bound in full book calf with five raised bands to each spine. Vol. II contains final blank leaf (M4). The contents are clean throughout with only the very occasional spot of foxing. Overall, a magnificent set. ESTC T57339 and T139510. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Le veritable mentor, ou LÕeducation de la noblesse

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

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

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