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        Sinngedichte. Zwölf Bücher.

      Lpz. Weidmann, 1759.. Mit Anmerkungen über die Sprache des Dichters herausgegeben von C. W. Ramler und G. E. Lessing. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und Titelvignette von J. W. Meil und einigen Holzschnittvignetten. Kl. 8°. XIV S. Vorrede, 414 S. Sinngedichte, 24 ungez. S. Register, 103 S. Wörterbuch, 1 S. Druckfehler. Späterer Halblederband (um 1900) mit Rückenvergoldung, Schmuckvorsätze. Unbeschnitten. Exlibris auf Innendeckel (Ernst Magnus), Kleiner Zettel aus einem alten Antiquariatskatalog auf den Vorsatz geklebt. Die Deckel des zeitgenössischen Pappeinbands (Innendeckel mit Notiz und Name) wurden ebenfalls miteingebunden. Papier gering vergilbt.. Erste Ausgabe. * Von Lessing stammt die Biographie Logaus und das umfangreiche Wörterbuch.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Jürgen Fetzer]
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      London. 1759. - viii,[18],444pp. Contemporary calf, spine with raised bands, leather label. Spine ends chipped, corners worn, front hinge cracked but holding by cords. Titlepage with some marginal age toning. Light occasional foxing, uniform light age toning, but generally clean internally. Good. This book was for many years attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but it was more likely written by his co-agent in London, Richard Jackson, with Franklin's advice. The work was essentially an argument made, in reviewing the history of the province, for the rights of the Assembly over the Proprietors. An important publication. HOWES P204. FORD 253. SABIN 25512.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      D. Browne, C. Hitch [et al.], London 1759 - 3 volumes, folio, pp. iii]-xv, [1], [12], [xvii]-xxxii, 587, [16]; [2], 719, [12]; [6], 757, [12]; engraved frontis portrait by Kneller after George Virtue, engraved dedication; recent full brown niger morocco, spines in 7 compartments, red and black morocco labels in 2; minor toning of the text, newspaper shadow between pp. 268-69 of vol. I, else fine. The last of the folio editions. Alston VII, 117; Yolton 368.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / 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."

      London: "D. Browne, C. Hitch [et al.]", 1759 London: "D. Browne, C. Hitch [et al.]". 1759. "3 volumes, folio, pp. iii]-xv, [1], [12], [xvii]-xxxii, 587, [16]; [2], 719, [12]; [6], 757, [12]; engraved frontis portrait by Kneller after George Virtue, engraved dedication; recent full brown niger morocco, spines in 7 compartments, red and black morocco labels in 2; minor toning of the text, newspaper shadow between pp. 268-69 of vol. I, else fine. The last of the folio editions. Alston VII, 117; Yolton 368."

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      London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1759.. London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1759.. viii,200pp. Octavo. Contemporary calf, the half-title preserved. Engraved title vignette. Slight offsetting to endsheets and margins of half- title and last leaf from binding, upper joint cracked, but sound, some pencil marginalia, otherwise, a bright, crisp, clean, very nice copy. First edition of Goldsmith's anonymously published first original work, preceded only by a translation published the previous year under the name of a classmate. "A beautifully written work, reflecting Goldsmith's own opinions and judgements, as well as experiences of the world of letters as it affected the author, in his day and generation" - Maggs. In this copy the page number '149' is correctly printed. SCOTT, pp.54-5. ROTHSCHILD 1020.

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        Tartarian Tales or, a Thousand and One Quarters of Hours

      J. and R.Tonson, London 1759 - Written in French by the celebrated Mr Guelletee author of the Chinese. Mogul, and other Tales. The whole now for the first time translated into English by Thomas Flloyd. 1-X plus 369 pages. Recently rebound in half calf with title panel and marbled boards. Binding therefore fine. 165x100mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Chez Jean Thomas Hérissant,, A Paris, 1759 - In-16° (128x65mm), pp. (2), 131, (5) di indice e di approvazione, legatura coeva p. pelle nocciola con bordura dorata inquadrante i piatti. Titolo, filetti e fiorellini in oro al dorso. Tagli rossi, fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Fioriture sparse, ma bell'esemplare. Ex-libris nobiliare settecentesco inciso in xilografia del "Comte Joseph Solar de Ville Neuve", ossia Paolo Giuseppe Solaro di Villanova (Sibiu, Transilvania, 1743-Torino, 1824), illustre ecclesiastico che fu nominato cardinale da Pio VII nel 1816 e prese parte al conclave del 1823 (cfr. Frutaz, Fonti per la storia de la Valle d'Aosta, Cronotassi dei vescovi, pp. 321-322). Prima edizione. L'opera è un compendio delle Recherches sur toutes les parties de l'art du dentiste dello stesso autore, apparse nel 1757. L'autore, vissuto tra il 1722 e il 1789, fu dentista dei reali di Francia. "Probably the most significant (French dental) author after Fauchard. Bourdet's greatest contributions were to the dental prosthetics. He also described several periodontoclasia and his treatment of the condition - similar to modern gingivectomy" (Garrison-Morton, 3673.1, a proposito di un'altra sua opera). Cfr. Blake, 61. Wellcome, II, 213. Crowley, 39 e 1470. Poletti, "De re dentaria apud veteres", 31. Hirsch-Hubotter, I, 654: "A good treatise of dentistry". Garrison-Morton, cit. Guerini pp. 309 e sgg.:"A celebrated dentist and elegant writer, in whom the gifts of literary and scientific culture were coupled with a vast experience and a profound spirit of observaton." Waller, 10579. David, p.30. Hoffmann-Axthelm, 211-214. Reynolds, 4694. Weinberger, 316-317. Sternfeld-Kellner, 22. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Porträt von Friedrich Wilhelm Gleim, 1759

      1759. Kupferstich auf Papier, Inschrift: "Friedrich Wilhelm GLEIM", Signatur: "FKauke Sc. 1759", Papier: 17,8 cm x 10,1 cm, Platte: ca. 16,7 cm x 10,0 cm, Darstellung: 15,7 cm x 9,4 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Der Dargestellte gründete den 'Halberstädter Dichterkreis', einen Bund junger Literaten und stand in regem Briefkontakt mit Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Friedrich Wilhelm Gleim führte die anakreontische Dichtung - in Anlehnung an den antiken Dichter Anakreon - in die deutsche Literatur ein, die diese nachhaltig prägen sollte. Der antikisierende ovale Steinrahmen, in welchem sein Antlitz abgebildet ist, ist wohl nicht nur als eine Mode des 18. Jahrhunderts zu verstehen, sondern stellt die Verbindung seiner an der antiken orientierten Dichtkunst in die Literatur der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts dar.

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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 - 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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        Considerations propresa faire naitre eta entretenir L?Amour Divin dans Nos Coeurs

      Paris - H. L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour, 1759. Paris - H. L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour, 1759 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and charming work reflecting on love toward's God and Christ through the form of prayer and meditation. New edition, written in French. Adorned with a delicately engraved vignette to the title. Vincent Huby (1608-1693) studied at the Jesuit Colleges in Rennes, Vannes, and Paris and entered the Jesuit order in 1625. From 1649 to 1653 was in charge of the Jesuit College at Quimper. He then worked in Britanny where his ministry was praised. His greatest service throughout France was as a promoter and leader of the Jesuit spiritual exercises up to his death. The contents of this small devotional book are abstracted from his works. (Cited from the catalogue to The Antiquarian Library Of Emeritus Professor David A. Pailin. )From the private library of theologian and professor of philosophy, David A. Pailin. Condition: In a contemporary roan binding with gilt detailing to the spine. Externally, lightly rubbed, with some minor wear to the extremities. Very light cracking to the head of the front joint and slight straining to the front hinge. Internally, generally firmly bound and bright, with the odd spot and handling mark. Neat ink signatures to the endpapers and three bookplatespasted to the front pastedown; one of which is David Pailin's. Overall: GOOD..

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        Traité des combats singuliers

      Turin: Imprimerie Roiale, 1759. Turin: Imprimerie Roiale, 1759. Language: French. [11], VIII-XXXX, 372 pp., [8]. "Traite des combats singuliers, dédié au Roi par le p. Gerdil barnabite, précepteur de S. A. R. Monseigneur le Prince de Piémont." Full leather with gilt tooled decorations on the spine and cover edges; marbled endpapers. There are small notations on the blank reverses of the front and final endpapers, and there is a spot of erasure on the second (blank) page; no other owners' marks. Pages are bright and well-preserved except for some dark spots at the foreedges of the fixed endpapers, a patch of fading at the front free endpaper, and some scattered, very pale spotting throughout; the binding is square and tight; the ribbon pagemarker remains attached, but is slightly frayed at the free end. The leather cover is worn across all surfaces, the finish loss at times accompanied by dim spotting and occasionally resulting in small loss of the gilt decorations at the spine; there is also a small chip and the beginning of a crack at the lower front left, as well as two small holes in the leather near the spine heel, otherwise clean and sound. 372pp. A pre-Revolutionary treatise on duelling written by a moral theologian and scholar. The author, Hyacinthe Sigismond Gerdil, who at the time of this book's publication was tutor to the Prince of Piedmont, uncomfortably reconciles duelling, a "pernicious abuse...directly opposed to the spirit of Christianity" (XIV), with the demands of honor.. Full Leather. Good. 8vo..

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        Moyens de conserver la santé aux équipages des vaisseaux, avec la manière de purifier l'air des salles des hôpitaux, et une courte description de l'hôpital Saint-Louis, à Paris.

      Paris, H.-L. Guérin & L.-F. Delatour, 1759 - Paris, H.-L. Guérin & L.-F. Delatour, 1759 ; 1 vol. in-12, XVI, 252 pp., 5 planches dépl. h.t ; plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, traces de frottement, mors fendus en tête, tranches rouges, intérieur en très bon état, ex-libris gravé. Edition originale rare de cet ouvrage remarquable. Henri-Louis Duhamel Du Monceau (1700-1782), savant pluridisciplinaire, fut membre de l'Académie royale des sciences, de la Société royale de médecine et de l'Académie de Marine. Il fut nommé Inspecteur général de la Marine. Cet ouvrage, comme les autres publications de Duhamel, est basé à la fois sur le savoir encyclopédique de son auteur et sur des données personnelles d'observation et d'expérimentation. Il est constitué de 19 "articles" portant sur l'air à bord ou autour des vaisseaux, sur les maladies à bord des navires, sur les précautions à prendre avant ou pendant l'embarquement, sur les "attentions qu'il faut apporter aux aliments pour conserver la santé des équipages". Duhamel du Monceau insiste particulièrement sur la prévention. Il affirme qu'il ne faut embarquer que des "gens en bonne santé" et que les marins sont moins exposés aux épidémies en étant en mer. Il reconnaît que l'air des cales des navires est particulièrement vicié et dangereux (a fortiori si la luminosité d'une bougie décline) et que l'eau stagnant dans les fonds infecte l'équipage. Il montre le caractère indispensable du renouvellement de l'air (par des manches à air et soufflets) et préconise l'emploi du vinaigre et de fumigations soufrées. Il plaide pour une propreté absolue à bord des vaisseaux. Une partie importante est consacrée à l'alimentation et aux moyens de conserver les aliments (pp. 148-192) ; Duhamel conseille le poisson frais et divers "antiscorbutiques" (riz, jus de citron, oseille, chou.) ; il déconseille les viandes salées. Provenance : Bibliothèque du Dr. Le Marc' Hadour (il s'agit probablement du Dr. Henri-René Le Marc Hadour, médecin-major d'infanterie de marine). Cf. P. Villiers, Duhamel du Monceau hygièniste, In : Duhamel du Monceau : un Européen du siècle des Lumières (colloque), pp. 189-200 ; J.P. Aron, Biologie et alimentation au XVIIIe siècle et au début du XIX e siècle, Annales ESC (Économies, Sociétés, Civilisations), 1961, 16, (5), pp. 971-977 : "Duhamel de Monceau essaie de rationaliser la thérapeutique empirique pratiquée par toutes les flottes au long cours depuis le XVIe siècle. Il esquisse avec justesse le régime antiscorbutique." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Instruction pour les ventes des bois du Roi. Avec des notes des meilleurs auteurs sur la matière des Eaux & Forêts & des ordonnances de 1669, 1667 & 1670.

      Paris, Brunet 1759 - In-4. Collation : (12), 380 pp., 4 planches hors-texte. Veau glacé, dos à nerfs orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.) Illustré par 4 jolies planches gravées hors-texte. "Ce livre est composé en grande partie des procès-verbaux des visites que l'auteur avait faites dans les forêts qui dépendent de la grande maîtrise de Toulouse. Cette dernière édition, qui est très belle, a été donnée par M. Berrier, maître des Eaux et Forêts des bailliages de Meaux, Crécy et Château-Thierry, qui a enrichi l'ouvrage de notes substantielles, quoique concises." (Michaud). La première édition avait été publiée à Toulouse en 1668, in-8, sans illustrations. Coiffe supérieure arasée, trois coins usés, si non bon exemplaire. // You can browse all my books on

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        'Bataille welche der Herzog Ferdinand über die Franzosische Haupt-Armee ohnweit Minden d. 1. August 1759 mit Ruhm erfochten':.

      . Anonymer Kupferstich, dat. 1759, 19 x 26,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Sehr seltene Umgebungskarte von Minden zwischen Lübbecke, Hille, Petershagen u. Minden. - Mittig Todtenhausen u. Einzeichnungen von Truppenstellungen i.J. 1759. - Unter der Karte Kartusche mit Kriegsgerät u. Erklärungen. - Oben links Titel auf Banderole.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Grundsätze der deutschen Rechte in Sprüchwörtern. Mit Anmerkungen erläutert.

      Helmstädt, Weygand, 1759.. ( Erste Ausgabe ) Mit 12 n.n. Blättern ( incl. Titelblatt ), 614 Seiten sowie 9 n. n. Blätter Register. Mit schöner Titelvignette sowie einigen gestochenen Vignetten im Text, Oldr mit reich goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken, farbigem Rückenschildchen und umlaufendem Rotschnitt. Mit 2 verschiedenen schönen Exlibris auf Innendeckel vorn und verso vom Titelblatt ( Gustav Georg König von Königsthal - Rechtsgelehrter *1717 - 1771, vergleiche Deutsche Biographie ). Der Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Rückdeckel wurmspurig, der schmale Einbandrücken etwas beschädigt, etwas angeplatzt - zum oberen Kapital hin stärker beschädigt, Buchschnitt oben etwas fleckig. Innen das Titelblatt etwas fleckig und stockfleckig sowie mit durchschlagender Tintenspur am oberen Rand ( handschriftlicher Vermerk von alter Hand verso des Titelblatts ) sowie mit kleiner Kritzelei am unteren Rand des Titelblatts, hier auch ein kleiner Einriß. Innen ansonsten einige Seiten leicht stockfleckig - letzte Seiten ( Register ) wurmspurig mit kleinem Buchstabenverlust. ( Gewicht 500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Candide, ou l'optimisme, traduit de l'allemand de M. le Docteur RALPH

      s.n. 1759 In - 12, 299 pp. (168x100 mm.), maroquin citron, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de titre maroquin rouge, triple filet or encadrant les plats avec fleurons d'angles, filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure pastiche, ancienne étiquette de Fetil, relieur, rue des Cordeliers, près celle de la Comédie). Troisième édition originale, rare, de ce célèbre conte philosophique de Voltaire, imprimée page par page, ligne pour ligne sur l'édition princeps. Les feuilles F et G sont d'une justification plus grande et d'un caractère plus fort (Bengesco 1436). Page 125, 4e ligne, on lit " précisément ", faute corrigée par la suite en " précipitamment ". La page 277 est paginée 177. Très bel exemplaire, dans un pastiche de reliure d'époque parfaitement exécuté fin XIXe début XXe. / / 12o, 299 pp. (168 x 100 mm), lemon morocco, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco label, gilt triple fillet border on covers with flowerets on corners, fillet on turns - in, dentelle inside, gilt edges (pastiche binding, old label of "Fetil, relieur, rue des Cordeliers, près celle de la Comédie). Third original edition, rare, of this famous philosophical tale by Voltaire, printed page by page, line by line, upon the princeps edition. Leaves F and G have a taller typography (Bengesco 1436). Page 125, 4th line, we read "précisément", mistake that will be corrected by "précipitamment". Page 277 is numbered 177. Very fine copy, with a perfectly made pastiche binding end of 19th, beginning of 20th cent.

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        Benjamin Franklin and Sower Imprints Bound Together

      - Rebacked with new raised leather and spine and original boards, last leaf reproduced. These are seven Quaker imprints bound together. Three are Franklin and four are Sower. Titles include: 1. A Discourse on Mistake Concerning Religion, Harley, Sower, 1759. 2. Christ's Spirit a Christian's Strength, Dell, Sower, 1760 3. The Stumbling Stone, Dell, [Sower, 1760] 4. The Doctrine of Baptism, Dell, Franklin and Hall, 1759 5. The Trial of Spirits, Dell, Franklin and Hall, 1760. 6. The Liberty of the Spirit and.Flesh, Rutty, Franklin and Hall. 1759 7. Observations on the Inslaving, Importing and purchasing of Negroes, Sower, 1760 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Analysis of the Laws of England

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

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      SUMPTIBUS FRATRUM CRAMER, COLONIAE 1759 - In folio. Dim. 37,5x25 cm. Pp. (12)+910, 787+(1). Peso Kg. 5,200. Bella edizione del 1759 di questo monumentale lessico giuridico del giurista tedescro Johann Kahl (1550-1614). Kahl insegnò diritto romano ad Heidelberg dal 1595 al 1614, fu autore di numerosi volumi di diritto romano, diritto ebraico, scienza politica. L'opera, pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1600 ebbe un notevole successo fino a tutto il XVII secolo e largamente in uso in campo legale. Composta da due tomi è completa. All'interno nozioni di diritto feudale, canonico, civile, criminale. Prefazione a cura di Hermann Vultejus (1565-1634) e Denis Godefroy (1549-1622). Bellissima legatura in piena pergamena coeva con titolo in oro al dorso. Tagli marmorizzati. In ottime condizioni.Copertina in piena pergamena coeva con titolo in oro al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in ottime condizioni con rare fioriture. Beautiful edition of 1759 of this impoennt law lexicon by the german jurist Johann Kahl (1550-1614). Kahl teached roman right in Heidelberg from 1595 until 1614, and was author of different volumes of roman right, jewish right, political science. The work, published for the first time in 1600 had a huge success until the whole XVII century and largely used in legal field. It is made up of two tomes and it is complete. Inside notions of feudal, church, civil, criminal right. Prefation by Hermann Vultejus (1565-1634) and Denis Godefroy (1549-1622). Very beautiful full parchmen coeval cover with golden title in hte spine. Marbled external edges of pages. In very good conditions. Full parchment coeval cover with golden title in the spine in good general conditions slightly worn with missing parts in the edges and spine. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in very good conditions with occasional foxings. La libreria Sephora di Elena Serru offre uno sconto del 20% su tutto il catalogo per un periodo limitato. Il costo originario del libro è 500,00 euro.

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        Porträt des Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719-1803)

      . Kupferstich von Friedrich Kauke (1759) nach Gottfried Hempel. In der Platte signiert und bezeichnet. Motiv: 15,7 x 9,4 cm; Blatt: 17,9 x 10,2 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Guter Zustand. Seltener Stich nach dem verschollenen Gemälde von Hempel.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        Oeconomiske Balance

      . eller uforgribelige Overslag paa Dannemarks naturlige og borgerlige Formue til at giöre sine Indbyggere lyksalige, saavidt som de selv ville skiönne derpaa og benytte sig deraf. Kbhvn. 1759. Med kobberstukket titelvignet samt vignetter i teksten. [28] + 344 s. Samtidigt helskind med titelfelt i anden farve skind samt gulddekorationer pa ryggen. Kapitaeler slidte. Biblioteksstempler samt gammelt navn pa friblad. * Pontoppidan havde gennem mange ar udvidet sine landsmaends kendskab til landets historiske og topografiske forhold, og ville nu ogsa gerne göre det samme pa det ökonomiske plan. De ökonomiske spörgsmal rykkede frem pa en ny made, fordi almenheden opdagede, at overvejelserne om beskyttelseslovgivning, told og selvforsyning angik hver husstands materielle velfaerd. Pontoppidan tog med optimistisk glaede fat pa den opgave at abne sine landsmaends öjne for landets hjaelpekilder og for at fremme dansk arbejde med ovennaevnte bog. I samarbejde med grev A. G. Moltke indböd han offentligheden til at indsende afhandlinger om ökonomiske og fysiske emner, hvis indhold kunne komme alle til nytte. Et udvalg af disse afhandlinger, hvoraf mange er skrevet af praester, udgav han i Danmarks og Norges oeconomiske Magazin I-VIII, 1757-64. Der findes her et overordentlig stort og patriotisk praeget materiale der indeholder kernen i de fleste senere landbrugsreformer. Sammen med de to brödre, praesterne F. C. og O. D. Lütken lagde P. grunden til et sagligt studium af ökonomi som videnskab.<br>Yderst sjaelden..

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        DRESDEN: Stadtplan, mit Legende: um 1759, Kupferstich, 45x55 cm

      . DRESDEN: Stadtplan, mit Legende - um 1759, Kupferstich, 45x55 cm.

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        Joannis de Fordun Scotichronicon, cum supplementis et continuatione Walteri Boweri etc.etc.

      Roberti Flaminii, Edinburgh 1759 - 2 vols. Folio. Pp (ii), v, 536; (ii), 16, 543, (28, index). Full calf, re-spined. Front hinge vol 1 broken but holding. Rear hinge cracking No weakness to vol 2. Lacks spine title labels. Clean and tight internally. Postage at cost. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zweyer gelehrter Engeländer Abhandlungen. I. Wilhelm Rutty Abhandlung von den Theilen wodurch der Harn gehet, nebst derselben Beschreibung [...] II. Jacob Parsons Beschreibung der Harnblase des Menschen, und der dazu gehörigen Theile. In das Deutsche übersetzet von G(eorg) L(eonhart) Huth.

      Nürnberg, Seligmann, 1759.. 8°. Mit gest. Titelvignette und 9 gef. Kupfertafeln. 2 Bll., 215 SS. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. (gering beschabt, oberes Kapital mit minimaler Läsur).. Blake 227 (bei Huth), 395 (bei Rutty)) und 339 (bei James Parsons).- Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser Abhandlungen über Blasenkrankheiten, die englischen Originalausgaben erschienen 1726 (Rutty) bzw. 1742 (Parsons).- I) Beschreibt die "Wirkung und Nutzen, wobey zugleich von den vornehmsten Krankheiten dieser Theile, und insbesondere vom Nieren- und Blasenstein gehandelt wird.- II) Parsons in der Vorrede: "Als ich dem jüngsthin verstorbenen Doctor Douglas meinen Vorsatz entdeckte, diese Beschreibung der Harnblase herauszugeben ... war dieser gelehrte Mann so gütig und verprach mir eine seiner Wahrnehmungen ... darauf hatten wir das Unglück ihn gar zu verlieren ... und also musste ich selbst ein zu meinem Vorhaben dienlichen Präparatum verfertigen, und die übrigen Abbildungen sind nach denjenigen Präparatis gemachet worden, deren ich mich allezeit bey meinen Vorlesungen bedienet habe...".- Innendeckel mit hs. Bes.-Vermerk. Durchgehend gebräunt und braunfleckig.

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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&#39;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&#39;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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        Methodical Summary of the Law Relating to the Pleas of the Crown. Written originally By Sir Matthew Hale, Knt. sometime Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench. To which are now added many new References [etc.]. Sixth Edition. Two Volumes

      Printed by Catherine Lintot . . . for J. Worrall The rare penultimate precis of Hale's masterpiece, his Historia Placitorum Coronae, one for which (in Maitland's words) "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials". Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else a very good, exceptionally well preserved set; two copies in ESTC, neither in this country. Printed by Catherine Lintot . . . for J. Worrall, London, 1759.

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        Imago Orbis ab orbis condito per saecula repartita ac per breves aphorismos historice delineata, id est: ilias innuce comprehensa sive chronologica sacra, et prophana ab origine mundi ad nostra plane tempora continua serie illigata

      Agria: Caroli Josephi Bauer, 1759. Agria: Caroli Josephi Bauer, 1759. First Edition, First Printing. First edition, 16mo., two parts bound together in one. Contemporary full calf, gilt figuring on spine, red label, 4 raised bands. [368 + 148 pp]. Covers and back scuffed, chipped and worn, some worming. Pages crisp, darkened title page. Minor worming, foxing & / or dampstaining in margins. Very good, overall. ¶ Michael Ambrosovszky, Hungarian, 1702-1792. Educated in Nagyszombat (Trnava), where he received a doctorate of philosophy in 1731. He wrote books on Hungarian history and on religious subjects. The current work, Imago Orbis..., is of great rarity, with the only copies we can locate being in the National library of Hungary.

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        The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest, With Other Authentic

      , 1759. 1759. Blackstone&#39;s Handsome Edition of Magna Carta Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest, With Other Authentic Instruments: To Which is Prefixed an Introductory Discourse, Containing the History of the Charters. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1759. [iv], lxxvi, [iv], 86 pp. As in many copies, the half-title and table of contents (Tabula) are bound between pp lxxvi and p. 1. Folio (13-1/2" x 10-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, gilt fillets with corner fleurons to boards, raised bands, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine, speckled edges, marbled endpapers added. Copperplate initials and vignettes. Light toning to text, negligible faint dampspotting in places, faint offsetting from vignettes, internally clean. A handsome copy. * First edition. Texts of documents in Latin, Blackstone&#39;s essay in English. The engraved dedication to the Earl of Westmoreland is surmounted with his armorial ensigns; initials in the text are ornamented with engravings of various buildings at Oxford University. The tail-pieces on pages lxxvi and 73 are historical vignettes; the other ten tail-pieces are facsimiles of the royal seals that are attached to the original documents. This remarkable work is esteemed for its production and scholarship. Its physical appeal was recognized as early as 1829 in Richard Thompson&#39;s An Historical Essay on the Magna Charta of King John, which described it as a "beautiful and rare edition." Blackstone&#39;s essay, which is based on a great deal of original research, argued that the charter was the foundation of English liberties. This idea, first proposed by Coke, was a central tenet of Whig ideology. More important, Blackstone&#39;s research into the original texts demonstrated that all earlier editions of the charter were based on the significantly different reissue of 1225, in the reign of Henry III, rather than the original one endorsed at Runnymede. His philological approach was highly influential; it established the textual focus that has governed subsequent study of the charter. Eller notes that Worrall&#39;s Bibliotheca Legum Angliae (1788) lists an edition from 1758 with the title Magna Charta and Charta de Foresta. She was not able to locate any copies, however. Later research indicates that this edition is a ghost. Holli

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        Der Arzt. Eine medicinische Wochenschrift.

      Hamburg, bey S.G. Grunds Wittwe. 1759-1764.. 12 Teile in 12 Bänden (Alles was erschienen). 8°. Ca. 4500 S. Jeder Band mit wiederholter gestochener Titelvignette, Band 12 mit dem gestochenen Porträt des Herausgebers als Frontispiz. Marmorierte Lederbände der Zeit mit roten goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung.. Kirchhoff I, 13-1. - Blake 21. - Hirsch 6, 47. - Band 1 in der zweiten Auflage, sonst alle Bände in Erstausgabe. Band 12 mit dem Register über alle Bände. - "Mit seiner Zeitschrift Der Arzt' setzte Johann August Unzer dem Aufklärungsjournalismus in Deutschland ein Glanzlicht auf. Der Erfolg der Wochenschrift war ohne Beispiel. Ein weitgehend Unbekannter, der in Altona praktizierende Mediziner und Journalautor Johann August Unzer (1727-1799) alias Der Arzt' wurde über Nacht zu dem Arzt seiner Zeit. Er war in Deutschland, später auch in einigen Teilen Europas die wohl am häufigsten konsultierte Autorität in Gesundheitsfragen. Zugleich hielten ihn viele Zeitgenossen für einen der bedeutendsten Satiriker deutscher Sprache." (Klappentext zu: Reiber, Matthias: Anatomie eines Bestsellers, Göttingen 1999). - Unzer wurde von Goethe als Mediziner auf die gleiche Stufe mit Haller gestellt. Jean Paul verarbeitete verschiedentlich die Lektüre der Zeitschrift in seine Texte. - Einbände leicht beschabt. Kapital des ersten Bandes am Kopf angerissen. Papier durchgehend mässig, stellenweise auch stark gebräunt. 2 Bogen im ersten Band gelockert. Jeder Band mit altem Besitzerstempel des "Cantons-Physicus Dr. Kottmann, Solothurn" auf den fliegenden Vorsätzen. - In dekorativen Einbänden.

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        Traité sur la nature et sur la culture de la vigne ; sur le vin, la façon de le faire, et la manière de le bien gouverner. A l'usage des différens vignobles du Royaume de France

      A Paris, chez Savoye, 1759. Deux volumes in / 12 reliure plein veau tacheté du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièces de titres, tranches rouges, vol. 1 : 24 f., 534 p., 1 f., 3 planches rempliées - vol.2 : 5 f. n.p., 304 p., 1 tableau, 12 planches rempliées (Maugein et gravées par Choffart) : pressoirs, cuves et divers instruments de vinification. Seconde édition. De petites usures sur les coins inférieurs du vol. 2. Les deux volumes n'ont pas été reliés en même temps, d'où quelques minimes différences (décor des plats et des motifs sur les caissons, couleurs des pièces de titres). Exemplaire frais. Nicolas Bidet (1709 - 1782), grand spécialiste de l'agronomie viticole de son temps, officier de la maison du roi, il fut aussi le sommelier de la reine Marie Antoinette. Il fit paraître pour la première fois ce titre en 1752 qui traitait principalement des vignobles de Champagne. Après sept années de voyages et de recherche dans les autres régions du royaume, Bidet en publia une seconde édition, très largement revue et augmentée par Duhamel du Monceau. Il s'agit d'un des ouvrages capitaux du 18è sur la viticulture. Cité par Oberlé en notice 91. Vicaire 93. Ouvrage rare. Français relié Bon état

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        "Auf Kleists Grabe". Eigenhändiges Gedicht (52 Zeilen).

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

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        Mémoires pour l?histoire ecclesiastique des dioceses de Geneve, Tarantaise, Aoste, et Maurienne, et du décanat de Savoye.

      A Nancy, chez Sébastien Henault, 1759. In / 4 en cartonnage d?attente recouvert d?un papier dominoté, viii f., 503 p. Quelques erreurs de pagination comme souvent. Ouvrage rare. 4to in cardbord covered with 18è paper, [8, 503 p. A rare copy in nice condition. relié Bon état

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        The Prince Of Abissinia. A Tale

      London: R, and J. Dodsley and W. Johnston, 1759. London: R, and J. Dodsley and W. Johnston, 1759. First edition. leather_bound. Later polished full brown calf. Very good. 2 vols/No Dust Jacket. 159, 165 pages. 15 x 9.5 cm. The name "Rasselas" is not in the title of any edition published during Johnson&#39;s lifetime; however, the heading on p.1 of both volumes of the first edition states, "The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia." All the editions during his lifetime were anonymous. Written purportedly in a span of one week to pay for his mother&#39;s medical expenses. This edition in the second state, -- Contents of The Second Volume, terminal blank M4 present. COURTNEY & SMITH p.87. ROTHSCHILD 14. Armorial bookplates of Lt. Col. F.R.C. Grant, interior very clean and fresh, slight scuffs back cover of Vol.II, raised bands, spines lettered in gilt, all edges red.

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        Sammandrag, af de anmärckningar, som wid reglementet til nu warande exercice anbefalte blifwit, jemte tilökning af det, som angående marchen är förordnad at i ackt tagas. + Bijhang till Sammandrag af de anmärkningar som wid reglementet för infanteriet anbefalte blifwit.

      Stralsund, tryckt hos Georg Christian Schindlers enka, [1759] & tryckt hos Hieronymus Johann Struck, 1760. 8:o. 100 s., 42 inklistrade gravyrer i yttre marginaler. + 40 s., 8 utvikbara tabeller. Samtida brunt skinnband med fem upphöjda bind, brun ryggtiteletikett, oljemarmorerat något skavt pärmpapper. Övre yttre och nedre bakre falsar med spricka (ca 25 mm vardera). Lätt lagerfläckat titelblad. Från Ovesholms slottsbibliotek.. Endast tillgänglig i 2 resp 4 Libris-bibliotek (KB, KrA resp. KB, KrA, RA, UUB)

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        "Vollständiges Marburger Gesang-Buch zur Uebung der Gottseligkeit, in 649 christlichen und trostreichen Psalmen und Gesängen Hrn. D. Martin Luthers und anderer gottseliger Lehrer "

      Germantown: Christoph Saur, 1759. Germantown: Christoph Saur. 1759. "Second printing of ""the first Lutheran hymnbook printed in the United States"" (Evans), small 8vo, pp. [14], 527, [16], 14 (Luther&#39;s Der kleine Catechismus), 94 (Evangelia und Episteln. Germantown, 1760); without music, text in double column; relief portrait frontispiece of Martin Luther; contemporary and likely original full sheep over wooden boards, spine perished, corners worn, sheep peeling at bottom edge of back board, 1 (of 2) clasps preserved; all else very good.& & First published in 1757. ""Saur subsequently reprinted the Lutheran Marburg hymnal in 1759, 1762, 1770, and 1777, and along with the Freytlinghausen, or Halle, hymnbook (which never received an American reprint, however) it was the most widely used Lutheran hymnal during these years"" (Arndt & Eck, citing Wolf).& & Two states of the Evangelia und Episteln are noted: in one (Bristol B1945, Shipton & Mooney 40957), the imprint date is 1758; in the other (Evans 8594), the imprint date is 1760; a third variant is also noted by Ardnt & Eck with an imprint date of 1762. The 1758 ""Evangelia und Episteln"" was also issued with the 1757 Germantown edition of the Marburger Gesangbuch (Bristol B1929, Shipton & Mooney 40893).& & Arndt & Eck 218; Evans 8390 & 9166; Seidensticker, p. 51.; Hildeburn, Pennsylvania 1633 & 1670. "

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        Lehrbrief für den Lust-Gärtner Anton Schiepich. Ausgestellt vom Lust- und Orangengärtner Felix Schneider.

      Cammentz bei Liegnitz, 1759.. ca. 29,5 x 54,5 cm. Tusche auf Pergament. Im rechten unteren Bereich eine Fehlstelle durch Erhitzung von ca. 2 x 2,5 cm und etwas geschrumpft. Am oberen Rand kleines Loch ca. 1 cm. Im Schrägschnittpassepartout lose auf Karton 50 x 70 cm. montiert.. Das handgeschriebene und gezeichnete Dokument ist trotz des angesengten Zustandes sehr dekorativ. Der untere Teil mit Unterschrift und Siegelband wurde in früherer Zeit abgeschnitten. Das Kloster Cammentz (Camentz Camenz, Kamenz, heute Kamieniec) in Niederschlesien (Polen) war seit 1249 im Besitz der Zisterzienser. Weltgeschichtliche Bedeutung erlangte das Kloster 1741, als es den nach der Niederlage der Preußen bei Baumgarten flüchtenden König Friedrich II. vor den nachrückenden Österreichern verbarg und somit vor einer Gefangennahme bewahrte. Das im Namen des regierenden Abtes Tobias Stusche ausgestellte Zeugnis dürfte wohl eines der letzten in seinem Namen gewesen sein, er verstarb noch im gleichen Jahr. Auf einem zeitgenössischen Stich von F. B. Werner ist zu erkennen, dass das Kloster über große Gartenanlagen verfügte. [Gesellenbrief]

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        'Nova Tabula Americae.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Georg Christoph Kilian in Augsburg, 1759, 27,5 x 34 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 25. - Zeigt Nord- und Südamerika. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Rückseitig "Beschreibung von America.".

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        'Nova Tabula Africae':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Georg Christoph Kilian in Augsburg, 1759, 27,5 x 34 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 25. - Zeigt Gesamt-Afrika. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Rückseitig "Beschreibung Africa.".

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        'Nova Tabula Asiae':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Georg Christoph Kilian in Augsburg, 1759, 28 x 34 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 25. - Zeigt Gesamt-Asien. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Rückseitig "Beschreibung Asien.".

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        'Nova Tabula Europae':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Georg Christoph Kilian in Augsburg, 1759, 27,5 x 34 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 25. - Zeigt Europa. - Am linken Rand Titelkartusche. - Rückseitig "Beschreibung Europa.".

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau; links Legende ('Münster - 66').

      . Kupferstich b. Georg Christoph Kilian in Augsburg, 1759, 16 x 25 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). (Westfalia Picta, Band VIII, Nr. 19)

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        Gründliche Anleitung zur Meßkunst auf dem Felde,

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Brönner, 1759.. samt zweyen Anhängen vom Wasserwägen und von der unterirdischen Meß- und Markscheidekunst, zum Nutzen derer, denen an der Ausübung dieser Wissenschaften gelegen ist, hauptsächlich aber zum Gebrauche seiner Zuhörer. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 24 gefalteten Kupfertafeln 304 Seiten, 8 Blatt, 304 Seiten, Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 22 x 19 cm,. Einbanddeckel mit oberflächlichen Wurmspuren, Titel und das erste Blatt gebräunt und stockfleckig.

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        Traite sur la connoissance et la culture des Jacintes.

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

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        FABLES CHOISIES, Mises en Vers Par J. De La Fontaine

      Paris Chez Desaint & Saillant [et] Durand, De l?Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert 1755-1759 - 4 volumes. First edition of this extraordinary work, considered to be one of the finest illustrated books ever produced in France, and considered by Ray to be "one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books. Engraved frontispiece, and with the engraved portrait Oudry by Tardieu after de Largillière included in only some copies, and 275 engraved plates after Jean-Baptiste Oudry by Cochin, Tardieu, Prévost, Chedel Lempereur and others. As well, there are over 200 very finely engraved vignettes, head- and tail-pieces by Lesueur after Bachelier. Large folio, 15 3/4 x 11 inches, bound in very handsome contemporary full calf, the boards framed with gilt double-ruled lines, the spine with wide bands creating gilt framed compartments, each double-gilt ruled and decorated in a floral motif including large central gilt flowers, two compartments with contrasting red and brown morocco labels gilt lettered, endpapers marbled and a.e.g. Vol. I: [4], xxx, xvii, 124pp. 70 plates, frontispiece engraving, portrait engraving of Oudry; Vol. II: [4], ii, 135pp. 68 plates; Vol. III: [4], 146 pp. 68 platers; Vol. IV: [4], ii, 188 pp. 69 plates A fine and handsome set, very well preserved with only light evidence of use or age, confined primarily to the tips or extremities and some very expert and unobtrusive restoration at the hinges. The plates and text-blocks generally very clean and fresh. RARE FIRST EDITION OF WHAT IS GENERALLY CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE GREATEST FRENCH BOOKS OF ALL TIME AND ONE OF THE FINEST ILLUSTRATED BOOKS EVER TO BE PRODUCED, ONE OF THE MOST AMBITIOUS AND SUCCESSFUL EVER PRODUCED, AND THE ZENITH OF THE 18TH CENTURY DECORATED BOOK IN FRANCE. ?THE FABLES of La Fontaine are known universally and exhibit the versatility and fecundity of the author's talent more fully than any of his other work. For his edition of THE FABLES, La Fontaine, the great French poet took inspiration from Aesop, Horace, Boccaccio and Ariosto and Tasso, Machiavelli's comedies, and Eastern stories that in his epoch were transmitted through translations from the Persian. The boldness of the politics is as much to be considered as the ingenuity of the moralizing, as the intimate knowledge of human nature displayed in the substance of the narratives, or as the artistic mastery shown in their form. Perhaps the best criticism ever passed upon La Fontaine's FABLES is that of Silvestre de Sacy, to the effect that they supply delights to three different ages: the child rejoices in the freshness and vividness of the story, the eager student of literature in the consummate art with which it is told, the experienced man of the world in the subtle reflections on character and life which it conveys. Nor has any one, with the exception of a few paradoxers.denied that the moral tone of the whole is as fresh and healthy as its literary interest is vivid. The book has therefore naturally become a standard French reader both at home and abroad. It is no small testimony to its merit that not even this use (or misuse) has interfered with its popularity. Oudry, (1686 - 1755) was one of the most famous artists of France. His artwork, designed for La Fontaine?s FABLES, the most famous production of the great French author is considered the most masterful interpretation of the most famous fabulist. He served both Louis XV and Louis Fagon (1680-1744), an Intendant des Finances and book collector. Oudry decorated his houses in Vanves and Fontenay-aux-Roses with arabesques, flowers and birds. Fagon was charged with reviving the fortunes of the tapestry manufactory of Beauvais, which had flourished under Colbert, and he gave the task to Oudry and his associate, Besnier, in 1734. Oudry succeeded in his tasks, becoming wealthy in the process. His success at Beauvais led to a further appointment as inspector at the Gobelins manufactory in 1736, where his works were copied as cartoons for tapestries. Through most of the 1730s, he concentrated mainly on producing des [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Compendio del arte de la lengua Mexicana

      Bibliotheca Mexicana, Mexico 1759 - Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Contemporary vellum, worn and stained but intact; lacking ties. Some degradation to the edges of the title and first few pages as well as the rear blank and the top corner of the final pages, old notes to rear blank, scattered foxing. Lacking the portrait frontis of St. Ignatius. Morocco bookplate inside front cover. An abridgement of his remarkable study of Nahuatl, Arte de lengua mexicana, published in 1645. Carochi was an Italian Jesuit who moved to Mexico and became expert in Nahuatl and Otomi. His work on Otomi was lost. [24], 202 pp. Sabin 10954 Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Language & Linguistics; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042440. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Chemical Works...abridged and methodized. With large additions, containing the latest discoveries and improvements made in chemistry and the arts depending thereon, by William Lewis...

      FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, with considerable additions by the translator William Lewis (author of Commercium Philosophico-Technicum, London, 1763-65) from his own experiments. Neumann (1683-1737) contributed significantly to the establishment of Stahlian chemistry in Germany and its dissemination throughout Europe. "He distinguished clearly between pure and applied chemistry and insisted that the chemical approach to nature was vastly superior to the mechanical philosophy" (DSB). "The text is divided into three approximately equal parts covering the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms. One of the best textbooks of the period, it contains (according to Cole) 'the first exposition of Stahl's phlogiston theory in English.' A bibliography of Neumann's publications appears in the preface" (Neville). Cole 973. Neville II. p. 222. Partington II, pp. 702-706. Duveen has the second edition of 1773.4to, pp. (xvi), 586, (38). Contemporary calf, red morocco label on spine. Upper joint cracked at head, minor foxing at the beginning and end, a very good copy. Bookplate of William Downes on front pastedown.

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