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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Henri Picard & Fils]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
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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.

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer & Sapunaru KG]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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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.

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        Gesamtansicht mit der Bombardierung der Stadt im Jahre 1759 durch die Engländer ('Bombardirung von Havre de Grace durch den Englischen Admiral Rodney geschehen.').

      . Kupferstich b. Philipp Wilhelm Fleischbein in Frankfurt, 1759, 14 x 33,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). (extremely rare!)

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        Mémoires de M. Wagner, sur la Russie, la Sibérie et le royaume de Cassan. Traduits de l'Allemand. Bern, Emanuel Haller, 1790. 8vo. With a portrait of Johann Ludwig Wagner for frontispiece, and 2 full-page plates. Contemporary boards.

      Quérard X, p. 466. First and only French translation of Wagner's memoir. Due to a misunderstanding, the author was taken prisoner by the Russians in February 1759 during the Seven-Years Russian War. Containing many interesting details on life in an 18th-century Siberian prison. The two illustrations show the passage of the frozen Yenisey River and portraits of local Tunguses. Fine copy.

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        En ringe Underretning om Schielschiör Kiöbstaeds gamle og nu vaerende Tilstand, efter mange Venners Begiering aftvungen og endelig paa et Forsög, saa vit mueligt var, af de gamle mutilerede Papirer, saa mange som pro tempore findes, extraheret.

      . Soröe 1759. 4to. Illustr. med 3 kobbertavler. 632 s. Indbundet i samtidigt halvlaeder med lidt smaskavanker. Gammelt navn pa friblad. * Bibl. Danica II, 683..

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        Hannoversche Beyträge [Beiträge] zum Nutzen und Vergnügen vom Jahre 1759(-1762). Erster (1759), Zweyter (1760), Dritter (1761) und Vierter (1762) Theil.

      H.E.C. Schlüter, Hannover 1759-1763,. 4 Bände, 1680, 1656, 1656, 1680 Sp. und jeweils Register, teils illustriert mit einigen Kupfern (u.a. gefaltete "Paß-Charte von Heilige Land nach Wrangeroog und Blexum, nebst den Tonnen, Tiefen und Ankergründen in der Weser", gez. v. A. Hiller und A. I. Strömberg 1756/1757 in Bremen, diese Karte mit Randeinriß). 8°, Dekorative Ganzledereinbände der Zeit auf 4 Bünden mit rotem Rückenschild, Einbände etwas berieben und beschabt, zwei Deckel etwas wurmgängig, ansonsten sehr gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar, selten,.

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        Moyen de population par la supression des milices; avec un remplacement avantageux de nos armes

      Avignon 1759 - In-12. Collation : 24 pp. En feuilles. Très rare pièce imprimée dont il n'existe aucun exemplaire dans le Ccfr et Oclc. "On crie de tous côtés que l'Etat se dépeuple et on a raison". Les campagnes deviennent de jour en jour plus désertes, les terres restent en friche, ou sont peu fertiles, faute de cultivateurs. "Un moyen plus simple pour repeupler & faire refleurir nos campagnes est la suppression des Milices." Elles détournent au moins 60000 bras, principalement dans l'agriculture. Pour remplacer les soldats de la milice, l'auteur propose de constituer un corps de "Janissaires" en élevant dès l'enfance dans l'usage et la disciplinaire militaire les enfants trouvé. L'auteur se livre à des considérations démographiques et estime à 12000 enfants qui pourraient ainsi chaque année rejoindre ce corps de "Janissaires". On peut doubler ce nombre en ajoutant "les fils des Invalides, des soldats mariés et d'une infinité de pauvres habitants dans tout le royaume." Quelqu'un a écrit à la plume sur le le titre :"Par l'abé de Leyris". Cette même main a écrit une note critique observant qu'un corps de "janissaires" n'est pas toujours l'appui du trône, comme le dit ce texte, mais peut-être sa ruine et ajoute : "M. l'abé n'a pas la vue longue."

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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.

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        AN HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA.

      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.

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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.

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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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        AN ENQUIRY INTO THE PRESENT STATE OF POLITE LEARNING IN EUROPE

      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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