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        Plate 18 - Iris Luziana

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

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

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

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

      Printed for J Nourse and W Johnston, London 1759 - xiii+337 pages with folding map. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2")issued in full leather with gilt edges to covers and red label with gilt lettering to spine, raised spine bands. Translated from the French with notes by an English Gentleman, who resided some time in that country. From the library of William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme. 1st English edition. French botanist, Michel Adanson was the son of the equerry to the Archbishop of Aix-en Provence. His family moved to Paris in 1730 when his father’s employer assumed responsibility for the archdiocese. He was destined from an early age for the priesthood and, through his connections to the Church, was provided with a canonry from Champeaux en Brie, which paid the cost of his education. At college, however, he demonstrated an extraordinary aptitude and passion for the natural sciences and afterwards went on to study and work under the direction of Réaumur and Bernard de Jussieu. While he was cataloging the plants that had been grown in the Jardin du Roi since 1740, he began to play with the idea of a classification system capable of describing all living plants. He was determined to travel to some little-known region where he could discover new plants, and used his connections to secure a position at the trading post in St Louis, Senegal. Before leaving, he gave up his stipend, forfeiting his ecclesiastical career, and acquired the various skills he would need to collect data on the country’s flora and fauna, resources, population, and geography. For five years (December 1748 to February 1754), he charted maps, collected artifacts, made astronomical and meteorological observations, and wrote grammars and dictionaries of some of the languages. Mostly, however, he collected specimens. He brought back to Paris some 30,000 plant specimens and a large collection of mollusks and fish. In addition to studying the natural history of St Louis and its surroundings, he made several journeys to the interior, including trips to Gorée Island, Podor, and the Gambia River. He collected on Tenerife on the voyage out, and on Fayal, on the voyage back. While still living in Senegal, he sent shipments of several hundred plants to Bernard de Jussieu, which were worked on by A.L. de Jussieu, for his Genera Plantarum, and by many later botanists. He presented Linneaus with a number of plants from his collection before the break in relations over their competing systems of classification. Only the first volume of his planned Histoire Naturelle du Sénégale (Paris, 1757) was ever published. It contains an account of his travels, followed by a description of shells, but few mentions of plants, because he was reserving his botanical discoveries for future volumes. Although the publication represented only a fraction of the work for which he collected notes, it made his reputation and led to his election into the French Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of London. In spite of his celebrity he lived a solitary existence, without students and almost without friends; and apart from some rare trips to the sea or mountains, and occasional presentations to the Academy (such as the first description of a baobab tree, in 1761), he confined himself to his study, busily analyzing, determining, and classifying the thousands of specimens of plants, fish, and molluscs he had brought back from Senegal, and preoccupied with his idea for a universal method of classification. For his descriptions of Senegalese molluscs he applied an entirely new method of classification that was based on the anatomy of the living animals inside the shells rather than on the shells alone. Many of his genera are still in use today. In 1759, while working with the Jussieus on a manuscript plan for the gardens at Versailles, he completed his outline for the plant classification system that he had originally conceived as a student in the Jardin du Roi. Familles Naturelles des Plantes, published in 1763, owed much to the classification of pl [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        DAVID PERSEGUIDO Y ALIVIO DE LASTIMADOS. Historia sagrada, parafraseada con exemplos y varias historias humanas y divinas.

      Joachin Ibarra, Madrid 1759 - 3 vols. 8ºM. 4h (incl. port. con muy leves pérdidas), 424p (falta la mitad de pág. 127-128) = 2h, 424p = 2h, 398p. Pergamino. 1759

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        Plate 427a - “Narcissus intermedius”

      - Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) Plate 427a - “Narcissus intermedius” Original watercolor for Les Liliacées Watercolor on vellum, signed by artist 19 1/4” x 13 3/4”, 28 1/2” x 24 1/8” framed Pierre-Joseph Redouté is unquestionably the best-known botanical illustrator of any era. His work seems to demand the invention of lofty praise. A critic, writing of the 1804 Salon exhibition, noted that Redouté’s “six paintings of flowers executed in watercolor for H. M. the empress . are realistic and beautifully painted, . perfectly imitating nature.” He concluded, “The delicacy, exactitude, and elegance of the brushwork gives them great merit.” Vivant Denon, Director of Museums under the Empire, stated that Redouté’s gouaches were “masterpieces,” and the artist was similarly described both as the “Rembrandt” and the “Raphael” of flowers by nineteenth-century writers. It is thus unsurprising that Redouté occupies a central position in the development of European floral art, contributing to both the artistry and scientific advancement of botanical study. Redouté had, as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie-Antoinette to Joséphine’s successor, the Empress Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in this turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, eventually contributing to over fifty books on natural history and archeology. However, his masterpieces were those completed at Malmaison for the Empress Joséphine. In 1798, Joséphine, the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, acquired the Château de Malmaison at Reuil. An enthusiastic amateur botanist, she surrounded herself with France’s premier horticulturists, and created a spectacular botanical garden. Plants were sent from all over the globe, with Joséphine’s family in the West Indies sending her seeds, and Napoleon providing seeds and plants from the botanical garden at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. Her affiliations with Kew Gardens in England, and associations with the French ambassadors to such exotic places as Morocco, Guiana and Mexico also proved profitable for Joséphine’s plant collection. In 1805, Joséphine had la grande serre, or huge greenhouse, erected for the exotic plants she grew. Such a collection commanded the employment of a skilled and specialist botanical illustrator, and Joséphine turned to Pierre-Joseph Redouté to record the unparalleled specimens at from her gardens. The title of Les Liliacées is deceptive as it was a work of much wider scope than simply the Liliaceae family, which accounts for approximately half of the illustrations. This was the first work to provide accurate and detailed drawings of a group of plants that would not otherwise be easily obtainable for study. Redouté’s small drawings, placed at the bottom of the main illustrations, record the anatomical features of each species so that each flower can be identified with precision and cultivated to perfection. While the published stipple engravings for Les Liliacées are stunning works in their own right, carefully reproduced using the stipple engraving technique, which allowed for a more accurate rendering of tone and nuance, they cannot capture the great and subtle beauty of his original watercolors for Les Liliacées. Redouté created these watercolors as models for the engraving and hand-coloring of his landmark work on lilies. However, the delicate and richly colored watercolors have clarity of line and modulation of tone that even the fine stipple engravings could not attain. Largely renowned for his engraved works on paper, only in the watercolors is the full extent of Redouté’s mastery and sensitivity clear. Provenance: Acquired from the artist by the Empress Joséphine; Prince Eugène de Beauharnais; by descent through the Dukes of Leuchtenberg; Bibliothèque Eugène de Beauharnais; Braus-Riggenbach and Ulrico Hoepli sale, Zurich, 23 May 1935 (Lot 82); Erhard Wehye; Private trust; Sotheby’s sale, New York, 20 November, 1985; and W. Graham Arader III.

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        THE ARTIFICIAL CLOCK - MAKER. A TREATISE OF WATCH AND CLOCK - WORK, shewing to the meanest Capacities, The Art of Calculating Numbers to all Sorts of Movements; The Way to alter Clock - work; to make Chimes, and set them to Musical Notes; and to Calculate

      London, James, John and Paul Knapton, 1759.and Correct the Motion of Pendulums. Also Numbers for divers Movements: with the Antient and Modern History of Clock - work; And many Instruments, Tables, and other Matters, never before published in any other Book. FIFTH EDITION CORRECTED 1759 (but states "Fourth edition" on title page), small 8vo, 170 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, 2 folding engraved plates, 1 as frontispiece and one at the end of the text, 1 folding woodcut plate of musical notes of chimes, LACKING 2 FOLDING TABLES, present are tables in the text, pages: xvi, 160, full antique sheep, gilt ruled border to covers, raised bands to spine, recent gilt lettered label. Binding rubbed and worn, leather slightly chipped at head of spine, small area of damage to leather on both covers next to head of spine, hinges cracked but holding firmly, inner paper hinges cracked, endpapers browned at edges, name and date 1767 on both pastedowns, page edges lightly browned, pale ink note to margin on page 86, some thumbing to lower inner corners, minute hole in folding plate at rear, neatly repaired on reverse. A good copy of the 5th edition of an early work on clocks and watches, first published in 1696. See G.H. Baillie Volume I, page 123 (mentioning only 2 folding plates); Bromley, The Clockmaker's Library page 16, No. 261 (3 folding plates and folding tables). William Derham (1657 - 1735) was an Essex Clergyman and Canon of Windsor. "The term 'artificial', as used here, refers to clocks made by human skill as opposed to sundials or time - tellers dependent on the heavens. The work is one of the first attempts to give practical help to a working clockmaker and also to record a history of horology. There were five editions, some of which were translated into French or German" (Bromley). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Lettres De Milady Juliette Catesby, A Milady Henriette Camply, Son Amie.

      S.n 1759 - - S.n, A Amsterdam 1759, In 12 (10x17cm), (2) 250pp., Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale. Roman paru anonymement et prétendu traduit de l'anglais. Plein Veau blond d'époque marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Mors inférieur fendu en tête le long du premier caisson, un coin émoussé et dénudé. Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni (1713-1792), fut, après avoir été une actrice médiocre par nécessité une romancière fort appréciée de son temps, à tel point que ses pairs refusaient de reconnaître que l'auteur était une femme. Son premier roman eut un succès immédiat et les suivants furent encore mieux reçus, loués pour la finesse du style et l'intérêt des détails, plaçant Madame Riccoboni parmi les meilleurs romanciers du XVIIIe. (2) 250pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ratio medendi in nosocomio practico .

      Johann Thomas Trattner und (Band 5-14) Hermann Joseph Krückten,, Wien, 1759 - 14 (von 15) Bände in 7 Bänden. Wien, Johann Thomas Trattner und (Band 5-14) Hermann Joseph Krückten, 1759-1770. 8°. Interimspappbände der Zeit. Hirsch III, 9. - Blake 192. - Wellcome III, 189. - Garrison-M. 3878. - Band eins und zwei in zweiter Auflage, Band drei, fünf und sechs in dritter Auflage, Rest in erster Ausgabe. Ohne den 1773 erschienenen 15. Band. De Haën (1704-1776) war Schüler von Boerhaave und arbeitete mit Van Swieten zusammen bevor er 1756 Professor in Wien wurde. Obwohl er in seinen Schriften immer wieder die Erfolge der Magie und die Existenz der Geister beschreibt, führte er gleichzeitig das Thermometer in Wien ein. Das vorliegende Hauptwerk ist eine Sammlung von Fallgeschichten aus seiner Erfahrung an der Wiener Klinik. Sie gibt eine Übersicht über das gesamte klinische Wissen seiner Zeit. In Band sechs Seite 284 "Haen mentioned amenorrhoea in connection with pituitary tumour" (Garrison-M.). - Umschlag des ersten Bandes beschädigt. Sprache: N [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A PRACTICAL TREATISE OF HUSBANDRY : Wherein are contained, many useful and valuable Experiments and Observations in the New Husbandry Collected during a Series of Years.

      London ;- 1759 - 'The most approved Practice of the best English Farmers, in the Old Method of Husbandry.' Most Attractive Quarto in contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Spine gilt in compartments / raised bands. Complete with six stunning copper-plates (mostly folding) of several new and useful Instruments & a folding Plan. Marbled endpapers. xxiv + (492)pps. + index (7)pps. + advert leaf. Excellent example ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ARTIFICIAL CLOCK-MAKER. A TREATISE OF WATCH AND CLOCK-WORK, shewing to the meanest Capacities, The Art of Calculating Numbers to all Sorts of Movements; The Way to alter Clock-work; to make Chimes, and set them to Musical Notes; and to Calculate

      London, James, John and Paul Knapton, 1759.. and Correct the Motion of Pendulums. Also Numbers for divers Movements: with the Antient and Modern History of Clock-work; And many Instruments, Tables, and other Matters, never before published in any other Book. FIFTH EDITION CORRECTED 1759 (but states "Fourth edition" on title page), small 8vo, 170 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, 2 folding engraved plates, 1 as frontispiece and one at the end of the text, 1 folding woodcut plate of musical notes of chimes, LACKING 2 FOLDING TABLES, present are tables in the text, pages: xvi, 160, full antique sheep, gilt ruled border to covers, raised bands to spine, recent gilt lettered label. Binding rubbed and worn, leather slightly chipped at head of spine, small area of damage to leather on both covers next to head of spine, hinges cracked but holding firmly, inner paper hinges cracked, endpapers browned at edges, name and date 1767 on both pastedowns, page edges lightly browned, pale ink note to margin on page 86, some thumbing to lower inner corners, minute hole in folding plate at rear, neatly repaired on reverse. A good copy of the 5th edition of an early work on clocks and watches, first published in 1696. See G.H. Baillie Volume I, page 123 (mentioning only 2 folding plates); Bromley, The Clockmaker's Library page 16, No. 261 (3 folding plates and folding tables). William Derham (1657-1735) was an Essex Clergyman and Canon of Windsor. "The term 'artificial', as used here, refers to clocks made by human skill as opposed to sundials or time-tellers dependent on the heavens. The work is one of the first attempts to give practical help to a working clockmaker and also to record a history of horology. There were five editions, some of which were translated into French or German" (Bromley). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        ESSAYS OF MICHAEL SEIGNEUR DE MONTAIGNE

      1759. MONTAIGNE, [Michel] de. THE ESSAYS OF MICHAEL SEIGNEUR DE MONTAIGNE, translated into English. In three volumes. London: Printed for S. and E. Ballard, J. Clarke, D. Browne, et al., 1759. The seventh edition, "with very considerable amendments and improvements, from the most elegant and accurate French edition of Peter Coste;" it is a revised version of Charles Cotton's translation. Three octavo volumes: [28],414,[26]; [4],608,[36]; [4],468,[27] pp. In contemporary leather bindings with gilt stamped double-rule frames on sides, the bindings lack spine labels and show moderate wear, particularly at heels and crowns, with some soiling/staining. The joints of volume one have hairline cracks. Text leaves are clean. However, one leaf in volume one (pp. 265-6) has along closed tear, but without any loss of text.Each volume has the ownership signature of Parker Pillsbury, as well as some occasional pencil notes or markings in the margins in volumes two and three. Parker Pillsbury (1809- 1898), worked ceaselessly for human betterment over the course of his long life, primarily as an abolitionist and women's rights activist. He edited The Herald of Freedom (Concord, New Hampshire) in the 1840s and The National Anti-Slavery Standard (New York, NY) in 1866, all while working as an abolitionist lecture agent for the New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and American anti-slavery societies. After the Civil War, Pillsbury labored for Negro suffrage and was interested in temperance, political reform, international peace, and women's rights. He served as vice-president of the New Hampshire Woman Suffrage Association and, in 1865, helped draft the constitution of the American Equal Rights Association. For a year and a half (1868-69) he was co-editor with Elizabeth Cady Stanton of The Revolution, a radical weekly created by Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. (D.A.B. VII, pp.608-9).

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        Oeuvres de theatre. Avec un discours sur la poesie dramatique

      Amsterdam 1759 - 2 Bde. Amsterdam 1759. Kl.8°. 258; 347 S. Marm. Ldrbde. d. Zt. mit Rverg. u. Rsch. (Etw. berieb. u. best.), innen sehr sauber. - Tchemerzine IV, 449. - Seltene erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La science des postes militaires, ou traite des fortifications de campagne a l'usage des officiers particuliers d'infanterie qui sont detaches a la guerre: dans lequel on a compris la maniere de les defendre et de les attaquer

      Paris: Desaint et Saillant, first edition , 1759. xv and 267 pages, 10 folding plates. Small 8vo. A fine copy in contemporary calf, spine richly gilt. Influential book based on practical experience in the War of the Austrian Succession when Le Conte had served under Conti in Piedmont. The book was designed for non-specialist infantry officers and concerns the fortification of villages and buildings and the conduct of outposts.

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        Beskrifning om De Swenska Församlingars Forna och Närwarande TilstÃ¥nd, Uti Det sÃ¥ kallade Nya Swerige, Sedan Nya Nederland, Men nu för tiden Pensylvanien, samt närliggande Orter wie Älfwen De la Ware, Wäst-Yersey och New-Castle County uti Norra America

      Utgifwen af Israel Acrelius, ... Stockholm, Tryckt hos Harberg & Hesselberg, 1759. [20],533,[1=Rättelse]. Flera fel i pagineringen: sid. 171, 174, 448 saknar paginering, sid. 193-94 paginerad tvÃ¥ gÃ¥nger, sid. 450-478 överhoppade. Nära samtida halvskinnband med marmorerat pärmpapper, stänkmarmorerade snitt, förgylld ryggdekor och försedd med ett märkband. Lätt bruntonad inlaga. [20,5x17 cm]. Komplett. Israel Acrelius, född 25 december 1714 i ÖsterÃ¥ker, Roslagen var en svensk präst som 1749 utsÃ¥gs av Henrik Benzelius till själasörjare för de svenska församlingarna i Pennsylvania. I Kristine församling i Philadelphia bedrev han en omfattande verksamhet tills han 1757 pÃ¥ grund av hälsoproblem tvingades att Ã¥tervända till Sverige. Israel Acrelius yngre bro var bror var den kände kirurgen Olof af Acrel (1717-1806). Boken översattes till engelska 1874. | First edition of one of the most important works about the history of the Swedish settlements on the Delaware river. It deals with political and ecclesiastical history, customs and manners, mines, commerce, houskeeping, natural resources etc. This work was translated into English in 1874.

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        Einblattdruck mit großem Kupferstich in zwei Teilen, Ansicht und Stadtplan von Dresden. Perspectivische Grundlage der Königl. und Churfl. Sächß. Residenz-Stadt Dreßden, nebst dem Prospect dieser Stadt von denen Loschewitzer Weinbergen....

      Dresden, Jacob Buchler, 1759.. 33,8 x 40,5 cm (Platte). 1 Blatt verso weiss. Dresden-Bibliographie III 2.B.2.16; nicht bei Drugulin. Seltener Einblattdruck , in 5 Varianten dokumentiert. Hier die reiche Legende in schwarzem Typendruck, die Stadtansicht und der Plan (bzw. Die Vogelschauansicht) in sepiafarbenem Kupferstich. Dargestellt ist die Belagerung 1758-59 währende des Siebenjährigen Krieges, wobei die Detailfreude hohen dokumentarischen Wert auch für die Entwicklung der Stadt und ihrer Bauten hat. - Schmale Ränder mit einzelnen kleinen, teils restaurierten Einrissen und Läsuren, kleine Fleckchen nur in den Rändern, sonst schönes Blatt.

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        Nouvelles exemplaires. Traduction et Edition nouvelle. Augmentée de trois Nouvelles qui n'avoient point été traduites en François, & de la Vie de l'Auteur par Mr. l'Abbé S. Martin de Chassonville. Enrichie de figures en taille douce

      Chez Marc-Mic. Bousquet & Cie 1759 2 volumes petit in - 8 (16,5 x 10,2 cm), maroquin rouge à long grain, dos à quatre nerfs orné, filets d'encadrement sur les plats, filet sur les coupes, filets intérieurs, tranches dorées (reliure signée Bauzonnet). Orné d'un portrait de l'auteur d'après Kent gravé par Gentot et de 13 figures, d'après Folkéma, dont 12 gravées par Aveline et une gravée par Daudel. Traduction attribuée à l'abbé Saint - Martin de Chassonville. Bel exemplaire. (quelques petits defauts, rousseurs). / / 2 small octavo volumes (16,5 x 10,2 cm), red long - grained morocco, spine tooled raised on four bands, gilt fillets border on covers, gilt fillet on turns - in, gilt fillets inside, gilt edges (binding signed Bauzonnet). Illustrated with a portrait of the author after Kent engraved by Gentot and 13 plates after Folkéma, including 12 engraved by Aveline and one engraved by Daudel. Translation attributed to abbé Saint - Martin de Chassonville. Fine copy. (some little defects, foxing).

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        Theron, Paulinus, and Aspasio, or, Letters and dialogues upon the nature of love to God, faith in Christ, assurance of a title to eternal life. Containing some remarks of the sentiments of the Revd. Messieurs Hervey and Marshal, on these subjects

      printed and sold by S. Kneeland, Boston 1759 - 12mo, pp. [6], v, [1], 227; the first leaf is blank; corrigenda slip pasted in, as issued (?), at bottom of p. 227; original full mottled calf, gilt-paneled spine in 6 compartments; lightly rubbed and stained, else very good. Contemporary ownership signature of the Yale-educated minister of the Church of Christ at Milford, CT, Job Prudden (1715-1774). Evans 8297; Sabin 4494. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A DRAUGHT of the Coast of GUIANA from the River ORONOQUE, to the River AMAZONES.

      London. 1759 - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 56 x 44.5 cm. Very good condition, There are a few wormholes, mainly on upper part of map and upper margin A chart of part of the northern South American coast. Compass point at sea, rhumblines. Two inset maps - one of 'The River Oronoque from the Entrance thereof to St Thomas,' the other of 'The River of Surinam and places adjacent'. Both insets have depth soundings. Cartouche at lower right with title framed by two branches. From The English Pilot, fourth Book by Mount and Page.

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

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

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        George Washington engraving as a Mason

      Hand-Colored Engraving of George Washington, 4.25" x 6.25" visible, by John A. O'Neill after the painting by William Joseph Williams (1759 - 1823) and titled below: "Engraved from the Portrait painted from life by Williams for Alexandria Washington Lodge No. 22 Virginia 1794" [c. 1866]. A superb and accurate rendering of Washington as a mason with his sash hand-colored in blue (in two shades to mimic the sheen of fabric), and his masonic medal and sash in red and gilt. Light foxing and toning, housed in a matted gilt frame. Visibly near fine condition.Washington turned down Williams' first request to sit for a portrait in 1792, remarking to Henry Lee: "I am so heartily tired of the attendance which, from one cause or another, I have bestowed on these kind of people, that it is now more than two years since I have resolved to sit no more for any of them; and have adhered to it; except in instances where it has been requested by public bodies, or for a particular purpose (not of the Pai

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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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        Relacao marcial do plausivel, e affortunado successo, que nas partes da India tiverao as armas Portuguezas contra o Bonsulo nosso inimigo. Em o conflict com elle havido em o dia nove de mayo do anno passado de 1758

      Rare Portuguese imprint of conflict in India. 1759. Lisbon. Francisco Borges de Sousa. In 4to (194 mm x 136 mm). 8 pp. Early 20th century half calf over cloth, raised bands to spine, lettered in gilt. Light overall toning and foxing. First edition apparently. A rare Portuguese newsletter report on the battle which took place on 9th May, 1758, between the Portuguese and the forces of Khem Savant III Bhonsle, who succeeded his father in 1755, with his mother acting as Regent until he came of age in 1763. Following the battle he was granted the hereditary title of Raja of Savantwadi (founded 1627) and installed as such on 11th May 1758. We could only trace three copies being held institutionally worldwide.

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        Fungorum Agri Ariminensis historia.

      Typis Martinianis 1759 BATTARRA, Giov. Antonio. Faventiae, Typis Martinianis, 1759. In - 4°, br. orig. VIII, 80 pp., 40 tavole incise a piena pagina raffiguranti ciascuna numerose varietà di funghi; vignetta incisa al titolo. Le pp. 73 - 80 sono state erroneamente rilegate fra le pp. 24 - 25. Le tavole sono generalmente fuori posto, ma l' esemplare è completo ed intonso nella sua legatura rustica officinale. >. Seconda edizione, pressoché invariata rispetto alla prima e con pari numero di pagine e figure. L'opera, riccamente illustrata dalle 40 tavole disegnate e incise a piena pagina dall'autore stesso, tratta di quasi 250 specie di funghi diffusi nei dintorni di Rimini. "Opera rara, con una vignetta al titolo con l'animale simbolo dell'Accademia dei Lincei, una lince in un bosco pieno di funghi. Con il motto ?noi studiamo i funghi, non li mangiamo?, in caratteri greci" (Lazzari, Storia della micologia, pp. 145 - 155. Pritzel, 490. Nissen, Botan. Bucchillustration, II, p. 9.

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        Grundliche Anleitung zur Messkunst auf dem Felde, samt zweyen Anhangen

      Frankfurt & Leipzig: H L Broenner, 1759 First Edition. A very good copy with spotting throughout. 4to.,. There are 24 engraved plates. [16], 1 - 304 [312 correct] pp.; 24 pls. Boehm was a professor of mathematics at the Univ. of Giessen. The book offered here is handbook and manual for surveying accompanied by two appendices that are devoted to surveying over water and underground or mine surveying tailored to special needs, e.g., driving air shafts. The latter subjects are appended to the text as they pertain to a complete understanding of the science of surveying and were of particular practical use. Boehm\'s other published books are all in the field of military science (artillery etc.) and his comments in the Messkunst associate it with his other published work. He appears to have been particularly well informed on the literature of the subject (that includes French publications) and technically quite adept. He offers suggestions on the construction of special use instruments and apologizes for the omission of any mention of certain kinds of instruments by explaining that they were inaccurate and of little use. In all an excellent treatise on surveying and map making.

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        Document Signed

      . Confidant of Missouri pioneer Jonathan Bryan (1759-1846) of the noted St. Charles family whose relatives included their neighbor Daniel Boone. DS, 1p, 7½" X 12", St. Charles County, MO, 1847 February 2. Near fine. Acknowledgment that Tuter, who signs himself as "Administrator of the Estate of Johnathan Bryan," has had a writ of replevin made out and issued to the St. Charles sheriff, Edward C. Cunningham (1809-65), for delivery to an unnamed offender. The writ seeks to recover the following property apparently wrongfully taken from Jonathan Bryan's estate: "one negro man a Slave named Heney one Two horse waggon and one pair of Briches Two Black horses one Lorrel horse with bold face one walnut Cupboard one clock one Bureau one bedstead and bedding one walnut Table one Trunk one Bible...." In other words, everything but the kitchen sink. Signed at the conclusion by Tater (in his definitely untutored hand). Tales of slaves are found in the Bryan family lore, such as: "Mrs. Jonathan Bryan, a kinswoman of Daniel Boone, was working in her yard with a slave woman when a boy slave screamed. She saw an Indian warrior heading for them with a tomahawk in one hand, and a gun in the other. The women ran for the house. Just as they were slamming the door, they caught the warrior's head and right arm between the door and facing. The slave woman grabbed the hatchet from his hand and killed him with a sharp blow. The women had barely recovered from their fright when the boy shouted again...." Could the slave boy in this old family legend by none less than the "Slave named Heney" whose return is demanded in this replevin suit? Quite unusual slavery item with an intriguing history.

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        Arte Poética Española

      Barcelona, en la Imprenta de Maria Angela Martí Viuda, s.a. (1759). 4to.; 14 hs., 483 pp., 2 hs., y tres estados plegados, aparte. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. La última de las múltiples ediciones de la obra desde la original de Salamanca,1592, escrita en realidad por el hermano del reiterado autor, el jesuíta Diego Diaz Rengifo y con los añadidos posteriores de Joseph Vicens.

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        Liturgia.

      J. Bonwicke [and 11 others], Londini 1759 - Liturgia: Seu Liber Precum Communium, Et Administrationis Sacramentorum Aliorumque Rituum et Ceremoniarum in Ecclesia Anglicana Receptus: Itemque Forma et Modus Creandi, Ordinandi, et Consecrandi Episcopos, Presbyteros, et Diaconos. Epistolæ, Evangelia, et Psalmi Inserunter juxta Sebastiani Castellionis Versionem. Editio septima, prioribus longe emendatior. 12mo. [156 x 95 x 36 mm]. Later 18th century binding of red goatskin (or sheepskin), the covers with a gilt roll border and lettered "Amherst Morris" at the centre. Smooth spine divided into six panels by a gilt double fillet, the first and sixth panels tooled with the Prince of Wales's feathers, the second and fifth with a jug and the third and fourth with a medallion, the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, blue endleaves, gilt edges. (A little rubbed). Rather closely cut, touching a few headlines. A good copy in a handsome binding, with boldly decorated spine. With the ink signature of George Benson and date 1762 on the title. Amherst Morris was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1793. Bookplate of Bryan Hall.

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        Fungorum Agri Ariminensis historia.

      Typis Martinianis 1759 - BATTARRA, Giov. Antonio. Faventiae, Typis Martinianis, 1759. In-4°, br. orig. VIII, 80 pp., 40 tavole incise a piena pagina raffiguranti ciascuna numerose varietà di funghi; vignetta incisa al titolo. Le pp. 73-80 sono state erroneamente rilegate fra le pp. 24-25. Le tavole sono generalmente fuori posto, ma l' esemplare è completo ed intonso nella sua legatura rustica officinale. >. Seconda edizione, pressoché invariata rispetto alla prima e con pari numero di pagine e figure. L'opera, riccamente illustrata dalle 40 tavole disegnate e incise a piena pagina dall'autore stesso, tratta di quasi 250 specie di funghi diffusi nei dintorni di Rimini. "Opera rara, con una vignetta al titolo con l'animale simbolo dell'Accademia dei Lincei, una lince in un bosco pieno di funghi. Con il motto ‘noi studiamo i funghi, non li mangiamo’, in caratteri greci" (Lazzari, Storia della micologia, pp. 145-155. Pritzel, 490. Nissen, Botan. Bucchillustration, II, p. 9. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Geograph.delineation des zu denen Kursächsischen Landen gehörigen Marggraftums Oberlausitz....

      Amsterdam 1759. Karte zeigt Oberlausitz mit Bautzen, Görlitz, Zittau und Loebau, Auf 4 Platten gedruckt und zusammen gesetzt, sehr selten, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 82 x 113. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        The Tatler; Or, Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq;

      Jacob and Richard Tonson,, London, 1759 - 4 Vol. complet. London, Jacob and Richard Tonson, 1759. Mit 4 gestochenen Frontispizen von C. Grignion nach F. Hayman, 4 gest. Titelporträts (zeigen Richard Steele), 4 gest. Wappentiteln, 440 S.; 488 S.; 472 S.; 470 S. u. ca. 25 Bl. Index. Braune Lederbände d. Zeit über 5 Bünden, rotem Rückenschild, Bundmarmorierung. Jeder Band mit gest. Wappen Ex Libris "John Borthwick, Crookston". "Das Pseudonym des Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. (der hochwohlgeborene Isaac Bickerstaff) benutzte Jonathan Swift für satirische Pamphlete gegen die Astrologie und den damals berühmten Astrologen John Partridge (1644–1714). Unter anderem verwendete Richard Steele mit Swifts Einverständnis das Pseudonym später für Beiträge in seiner Zeitschrift The Tatler. Als Richard Steele 1709 seinen The Tatler herausgab, benutzte er das Pseudonym mit Einverständnis Swifts und nannte den fiktiven Isaac Bickerstaff Esq. als Redakteur der Zeitschrift. Dadurch profitierte das Blatt von der bereits vorhandenen Bekanntheit des Pseudonyms". The Tatler war eine literarische Zeitschrift in England. Zielgruppe war das geistig interessierte städtische Bürgertum, das sich in den Kaffeehäusern von London traf. Das englische Verb to tattle bedeutet soviel wie plaudern, tratschen; der tattler ist ein Klatschmaul, Schwätzer. Das Blatt genoss auch in Frauenkreisen hohes Ansehen. - Vorsätze mit wenigen alten Eintragungen, Einbände leicht berieben, schönes und sauberes Exemplar auf starkem Bütten. Sprache: Englisch Braune Lederbände d. Zeit über 5 Bünden, rotem Rückenschild, Bundmarmorierung. Jeder Band mit gest. Wappen Ex Libris "John Borthwick, Crookston".

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        Curia Eclesiástica para Secretarios de Prelados, Jueces Eclesiásticos, Ordinarios y Apostólicos, y Visitadores y Notarios Ordinarios Apostólicos y de Visita. Con una relación de los Arzobispados, y Obispados de España è Indias.

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

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        The Tatler; Or, Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq;

      London, Jacob and Richard Tonson, 1759.. 4 Vol. complet. Mit 4 gestochenen Frontispizen von C. Grignion nach F. Hayman, 4 gest. Titelporträts (zeigen Richard Steele), 4 gest. Wappentiteln, 440 S.; 488 S.; 472 S.; 470 S. u. ca. 25 Bl. Index. Braune Lederbände d. Zeit über 5 Bünden, rotem Rückenschild, Bundmarmorierung. Jeder Band mit gest. Wappen Ex Libris "John Borthwick, Crookston".. "Das Pseudonym des Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. (der hochwohlgeborene Isaac Bickerstaff) benutzte Jonathan Swift für satirische Pamphlete gegen die Astrologie und den damals berühmten Astrologen John Partridge (1644-1714). Unter anderem verwendete Richard Steele mit Swifts Einverständnis das Pseudonym später für Beiträge in seiner Zeitschrift The Tatler. Als Richard Steele 1709 seinen The Tatler herausgab, benutzte er das Pseudonym mit Einverständnis Swifts und nannte den fiktiven Isaac Bickerstaff Esq. als Redakteur der Zeitschrift. Dadurch profitierte das Blatt von der bereits vorhandenen Bekanntheit des Pseudonyms". The Tatler war eine literarische Zeitschrift in England. Zielgruppe war das geistig interessierte städtische Bürgertum, das sich in den Kaffeehäusern von London traf. Das englische Verb to tattle bedeutet soviel wie plaudern, tratschen; der tattler ist ein Klatschmaul, Schwätzer. Das Blatt genoss auch in Frauenkreisen hohes Ansehen. - Vorsätze mit wenigen alten Eintragungen, Einbände leicht berieben, schönes und sauberes Exemplar auf starkem Bütten.

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        Nouvelles exemplaires. Traduction et Edition nouvelle. Augmentée de trois Nouvelles qui n'avoient point été traduites en François, & de la Vie de l'Auteur par Mr. l'Abbé S. Martin de Chassonville. Enrichie de figures en taille douce

      Chez Marc-Mic. Bousquet & Cie, Lausanne 1759 - 2 volumes petit in-8 (16,5 x 10,2 cm), maroquin rouge à long grain, dos à quatre nerfs orné, filets d'encadrement sur les plats, filet sur les coupes, filets intérieurs, tranches dorées (reliure signée Bauzonnet). Orné d'un portrait de l'auteur d'après Kent gravé par Gentot et de 13 figures, d'après Folkéma, dont 12 gravées par Aveline et une gravée par Daudel. Traduction attribuée à l'abbé Saint-Martin de Chassonville. Bel exemplaire. (quelques petits defauts, rousseurs). // 2 small octavo volumes (16,5 x 10,2 cm), red long-grained morocco, spine tooled raised on four bands, gilt fillets border on covers, gilt fillet on turns-in, gilt fillets inside, gilt edges (binding signed Bauzonnet). Illustrated with a portrait of the author after Kent engraved by Gentot and 13 plates after Folkéma, including 12 engraved by Aveline and one engraved by Daudel. Translation attributed to abbé Saint-Martin de Chassonville. Fine copy. (some little defects, foxing).

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        Diptycha ecclesiarum in oppidiis et pagis Norimbergensibus das ist: Verzeichnüs und Lebensbeschreibungen der Herren Geistlichen .... nebst einer topographischen Nachricht der Oerter, Beschreibungen der Kirchen, Capellen und Monumenten. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd.

      Nürnberg, Roth, 1759.. dplblgr. gest. Tit., 3 Bll., 276 (recte 278) SS.; 600 (recte 610) SS. m. 63 gefalt. Kst.- Taf. von C.M. Roth, gr.- 8° ( 20 x 17 cm), HLdr.- Bd. d. Zt. m. RSchild und Rvg. ( l. best., ber. u. besch.).. Müller (Nürnberger Kupferstiche) 61-64; Pfeiffer 30907; Engelmann 715; Lentner 9388; Schwemmer-L. 7. - Erste Ausgabe einer der reizvollsten Beschreibungen des Frankenlandes. Die schönen Kupferstiche mit Legenden in deutscher und französischer Sprache. - Die Tafeln zeigen eine Gesamtansicht von Nürnberg (Kst.-Tit.), Ansichten von Altdorf, Gräfenberg, Hersbruck, Lauf, Velden, Alfalter, Alfeld, Altenhann, Behringsdorf, Bruck, Burgfarnbach, Dürrenmungenau, Eltersdorf, Engelthal, Eschenau, Eschenbach, Feucht, Fischbach, Fürth, Großgründlach, Henfenfeld, Hiltpoltstein, Kalchreuth, Kirchensittenbach, Lichtenau, Lonnerstadt, Mögeldorf, Oberkrumbach, Ottensoos, Poppenreuth, Reichenschwand, Röthenbach b. St. Wolfgang, Rückersdorf, Tennenlohe, Veitsbronn, Walkersbrun, Wengen und viele andere. - Vorsatz und Vortitel mit ausgestrichenem Besitzvermerk. In Teil I die Seiten 105/106 in der Paginierung übersprungen, Seiten 184/185 doppelt paginiert, in Teil II die Seiten 555-564 doppelt paginiert. Bis auf gelegentliche kleine Bräunungen und minimale Braunfleckchen, ein durchweg sauberes, frisches und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Die eindrucksvollen Kupfertafeln in kräftigen, kontrastreichen Abdrucken.

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        La Conversation avec Soi-Même.

      Bassompierre - Brüssel, van den Berghen,, Liége, 1759 - Liége, Bassompierre - Brüssel, van den Berghen, 1759. Kl.-8°. LVI + 401 + 4 S. OLd. der Zeit. Nouvelle Édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée. In franz. Sprache. - Ehemal. Bibliotheks-Expl. mehrfach gestempelt, rückw. fl. V. fehlt, tlw. gering stockflecklig, leichte Gbrsp. - Caraccioli (1719 - 1803), wurde lang als "Feind der Philosophie" gesehen, da seine Schriften stark apologetisch orientiert sind und sich in einem weiteren Schwerpunkt mit der Sittenlehre befassen. Das hier vorliegende Werk (Erste Ausgabe Paris, 1758) zählt zu seinen besser bekannten Werken. Weit vor Sigmund Freud, entwickelt der Autor das psychologische Konzept des "Ich" und gibt dem Mann von Welt eine Typologie zur Hand. Französisch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Accession of Henry VII. [2 vols]. London: A. Millar, 1762. The History of England, under the House of Tudor. Comprehending the reigns of K. Henry VII. K. Henry VIII. K. Edward VI. Q. Mary, and Q. Elizabeth. In Two Volumes. London: A. Millar, 1759. The History of Great Britain, under the House of Stuart. Vol. I. Containing the reigns of James I. And Charles I. Vol. II. Containing The Commonwealth, and the reigns of Charles II. And James II. The Second Edition Corrected. London: A. Millar, 1759.

      London: A. Millar, 1759 - 6 volumes, 4to, viii, 424, [92 index]; viii, 446, [1]; viii, 402; iv, 403-739, [1]; viii, 464; [ii], v, 457 pp., uniform contemporary half calf with contrasting labels (numbered in chronological order rather than order of publication), rubbed and scuffed, spine ends and corners worn, first volume with lower compartment of backstrip missing, all volumes with 'Ex Libris Alexander G.A. Mitchell Gaston' inscribed on front free endpaper, uniform light browning and occasional spots, otherwise clean, altogether a good set, scarce in any condition. First editions of the first four volumes (Chou 47, 1-4), with the final two volumes in second edition (not in Chou). ?Hume published his History in reverse chronological order, beginning with the Stuart monarchs (1754, 1757), moving to the House of Tudor (1759), and ending with the earlier periods (1762). The retrograde appearance of the volumes itself became a matter of discussion for several critics. Once finished, the volumes were republished as complete sets in the proper chronological order. Hume intended to continue his History past the period of the Restoration, but his plans were never fulfilled. He initially hesitated for fear that the ?prejudices? against his former volumes had not yet subsided (Hume to Andrew Miller, January 14, 1765)? (James Fieser, Early Responses to Hume?s History of England, Thoemmes Press 2003, xiv). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Omeroy Apanta h.e. Homeri Opera Omnia ex Recensione et cvm Notis Samvelis Clarkii. Accessit Varietas Lectionvm Ms. Lips. et Edd. Veterum cvra Io. Avgvsti Ernesti, qvi et svas notas adspersit. Vol. I - V.

      G. T. Georgius,, Lipsiae (Leipzig], 1759 - 5 Bde. Lipsiae (Leipzig], G. T. Georgius, 1759 - 1764. XXII + 544, 2 n.n. + 556, 4 n.n. + 513, 429, XVI + 260 S. + 98 n.n. Bll. + 48 S. OLd. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. In griech. und latein. Sprache. Mit dem gestochenen Porträt Homers als Frontispiz des ersten Bandes. - Exlibris a. V., tlw. Besitz-St. a. fl. Bl. vor Titel, Ebd. etw. bestossen u. berieben sowie etw. fleckig, leicht stockfleckig, im Ganzen leichte Gbrsp. - Ernesti, (1707 - 1781), studierte seit 1726 in Wittenberg und Leipzig Philologie, Philosophie, Theologie und Mathematik. 1730 wurde er Magister, 1731 Konrektor der Thomasschule zu Leipzig (und damit Vorgesetzter von Johann Sebastian Bach) und 1734 als Nachfolger von Johann Matthias Gesner deren Rektor , dem das vorliegenden Werk gewidmet ist. Zugleich seit 1742 a. o.Prof. der klassischen Literatur an der Univ., wurde Ernesti 1756 o.Prof. der Beredsamkeit und 1759 auch der Theologie. 1762 legte er das Rektorenamt nieder. Mit Gesner gilt Ernesti als Reformator der humanistischen Bildung, wobei ihm ein auf die Inhalte gerichtetes Studium der lateinischen Literatur als Bildungsziel vorschwebte; er erwarb sich den Ehrennamen "Germanorum Cicero". In der Theologie begründete er mit seiner Anweisung für den Ausleger des Neuen Testaments (Institutio interpretis Novi Testamenti, 1761, (5)1809) die philologisch-historische Exegese, die alle dogmatischen Aneignungskategorien als Gegenstände einer eigenständigen Dogmengeschichte zuwies. (DBE) Altgriechisch OLd. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ARTIFICIAL CLOCK - MAKER. A TREATISE OF WATCH AND CLOCK - WORK, shewing to the meanest Capacities, The Art of Calculating Numbers to all Sorts of Movements; The Way to alter Clock - work; to make Chimes, and set them to Musical Notes; and to Calculate

      London, James, John and Paul Knapton, 1759.and Correct the Motion of Pendulums. Also Numbers for divers Movements: with the Antient and Modern History of Clock - work; And many Instruments, Tables, and other Matters, never before published in any other Book. FIFTH EDITION CORRECTED 1759 (but states "Fourth edition" on title page), small 8vo, 170 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, 2 folding engraved plates, 1 as frontispiece and one at the end of the text, 1 folding woodcut plate of musical notes of chimes, LACKING 2 FOLDING TABLES, tables in the text, pages: xvi, 160, full antique sheep, gilt ruled border to covers, raised bands to spine, recent gilt lettered label. Binding rubbed and worn, leather slightly chipped at head of spine, small area of damage to leather on both covers next to head of spine, hinges cracked but holding firmly, inner paper hinges cracked, endpapers browned at edges, name and date 1767 on both pastedowns, page edges lightly browned, pale ink note to margin on page 86, some thumbing to lower inner corners, minute hole in folding plate at rear, neatly repaired on reverse. A good copy of the 5th edition of an early work on clocks and watches, first published in 1696. See G.H. Baillie Volume I, page 123 (mentioning only 2 folding plates); Bromley, The Clockmaker's Library page 16, No. 261 (3 folding plates and folding tables). William Derham (1657 - 1735) was an Essex Clergyman and Canon of Windsor. "The term 'artificial', as used here, refers to clocks made by human skill as opposed to sundials or time - tellers dependent on the heavens. The work is one of the first attempts to give practical help to a working clockmaker and also to record a history of horology. There were five editions, some of which were translated into French or German" (Bromley). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Traite des Accouchemens Contenant des Observations Importantes sur La Pratique de cet Art, Deux Petits Traites, L'un Sur Quelques Maladies de Matrice; & L'autre, sur Les Maladies des Enfans du Premier Age; Quatre Memoire

      Paris Desaint & Saillant; P. Al. Le Prieur 1759. Cover worn and detached. Some age toning to pages. Text block firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland First Edition Leather cover 260mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). lx, 424pp. '..Dont Le Premier a Pour Objet les Pertes de Sang dans les Femmes Grosses, & Les Trois Autres sur Les Depots Laiteux.'.

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        A New and Correct Chart of the North Part of America from NEWFOUNDLAND to HUDSONS BAY.

      London. 1759 - Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Size: 55 x 43 cm. Some wormholes and closed tears have been expertly repaired, otherwise in very good condition. Chart of the coast of eastern Canada. Compass point at sea, rhumb lines, depths soundings. The map does not show the St Lawrence River, but shows a non existent water route from the Gulf of St Lawrence to Hudson Bay. Title cartouche at top right, title flanked by armed natives. From John Seller's English Pilot, the fourth book, published by Mount and Page.

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        Vie du Capitaine Thurot.Paris, 1791. 8vo. Later marbled boards, new endpapers.

      First edition of the first extensive biography of the notorious François Thurot. An account of some of his actions had appeared earlier in a.o Journal de la navigation d'une escadre Françoise, partie du port de Dunkerque aux ordres du capitaine Thurot, le 15 octobre 1759. Thurot was celebrated in France for his harrying of the English and feared around the British Isles for his daring skill and seamanship. Thurot was killed in action when his ships, having been driven in flight to the Isle of Man, were engaged by Captain Elliot and defeated. Few minor defects. A fine copy of this extensive biography.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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