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        Traité du hêtre et de son aménagement comparé a celui du chêne et des arbres résineux, ouvrage dans lequel on présente des vues sur l'économie générale du sol forestier de la France.Toulouse, J.M. Douladoure; (back of half-title: Paris, Madame Huzard), 1824. 12mo. Slightly later dark green half sheepskin.

      Bradley IV, p. 493; WorldCat (3 copies?). Very rare first edition of a treatise on the beech tree ( Fagus sylvatica ) by the French administrator and forester Étienne-François Dralet (1760-1844). It deals in particular with the beech in France, starting with its physical appearance (leaves, flowers, wood, etc.) and habitat. The second part deals mainly with the economic value of the tree, its wood and its beechnuts. It also includes an introduction to the management of a beech forest, with a chapter on beech forests in the north of France and another on forests in the south or up in the mountains. In 1801 Dralet was appointed as "curator" of the waters and forests of Toulouse, where he tried to restore to the state the forests that had fallen into private hands during the Revolution.First and last few pages browned and a water stain in the lower outer corner of the last 6 pages. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        Archaeologische Hefte, oder Abbildungen zur Erläuterung des classischen Alterthums, aus alten zum Theil noch unbekannten Denkmählern, für Studirende und Kunstfreunde. 1. Teil.

      24,5 x 20,5 cm. 4 gest., bzw. radierte, gezählte Taf. (I-V), dav. 1 koloriert u. 1 ausfaltb. Doppeltaf. (IV-V), 4 Bll. Marmorierter Kartoneinband, Papierüberzug schadhaft, Tafeln gut erhalten. Mit e. handschriftlichen u. e. gestempelten Besitzvermerk am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt avers (A. Wilbrandt. Dr. Heimeran ? ). Vgl. ADB 3,205ff. - einziges erschienenes Heft der Reihe welches der bekannte u. auch umstrittene Weimarer Philologe u. Pädagoge B. (1760-1835) als Beilage zur ebenfalls eingestellten Schriftenreihe ?Archaeologisches Museum? herauszugeben beabsichtigte. Zum Schweizer Maler und Autor, Heinrich M. (1760-1732), gen. ?Goethe-Meyer?, der die Tafeln gestaltete, vgl. Thieme-B. 24,476f. Aus der Bibliothek des Schriftstellers u. Verlegers Ernst Heimeran (1902-1955).

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        FRANKEN. - Roth, Christoph Melchior und Matthäus. Prospecte aller Nürnbergischen Staedtlein, Markt-Flecken und Pfarr-Dörffer.

      Nbg., Selbstverlag 1760 - 21 x 33 cm. Mit 70 Kupfertafeln (inkl. gestoch. Titel) nach M.G. Lampferdtinger. HPergament mit hs. Titelschild. Müller, Nürnberger Kupferstich 61 - 64 (nennt nur 63 Tafeln); Thieme-Becker Bd. XXIX, S. 85. - Gesuchte Folge von Ansichten kleinerer Städte und Dörfer im Nürnberger Gebiet, heute z.T. auch Vororte der Stadt. Darunter: Alfeld, Altdorf, Bruck Eltersdorf, Eschenbach, Feucht, Fischbach, Fürth, Gräfenberg, Gustenfeld, Henfenfeld, Hersbruck, Hilpotstein, Krumbach, Kornburg, Lauf, Lichtenau, Mögeldorf, Pommelsbrunn, Poppenreuth, Reichenschwand, Rückersdorf, Tennenlohe, Veitsbronn, Velden, Walkersbrunn, Wöhrd u.v.a. - Der gestochene Titel mit einer schönen Gesamtansicht von Nürnberg. - Es fehlt ein typographisches Blatt (Drucktitel, Register, Widmung?). - Teils gering gebräunt, in den Rändern einige Blätter wasserrandig, durchgehend schöne, kräftige Drucke. - Vorsatz mit handschriftliche Widmung der Tochter von Ernst Penzoldt. - Einband berieben und die Kanten bestoßen. - Komplett sehr selten.

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        CURIOUS OBSERVATIONS

      London, R. Withy, 1760. upon the manners, customs, usages, different languages, government, mythology, chronology, geography, ceremonies, religion, mechanics, astronomy, medicine, physics, natural history, commerce, arts, and sciences, of the several nations of Asia, Africa, and America, plus much on China. Two volumes, complete set, translated from the French, FOURTH EDITION, 2 Volumes complete,1760. 8vo, approximately 205 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: Volume 1, [1], iv, [1]-411; Volume 2, [2], [1]-404 plus 16 pages of Contents, full contemporary calf, gilt ruled border to covers, rebacked to style, gilt rules and volume numbers, gilt lettered morocco labels. Covers scuffed and worn, with loss to leather surface, scorners worn with board showing at tips, shelf wear to edges, pale browning to edges of title pages, heavy browning at edges pastedowns and endpapers, very occasional light foxing, contents otherwise clean, 1 very short closed edge tear. A very good copy. 84 brief chapters describe a great variety of topics with much about China, India, and North and South America. Including a chapter on the 'island' of California; on the languages of various native tribes of America; on Egypt; 1 on Ethiopia; on porcelain making in China; the Tibetans etc. The work was first published in Paris in 1749 and the first English translation by John Dunn was issued in 1750. Sabin 38729 (first edition) and 38730: "A somewhat scarce and very interesting privately printed book, relating to the aboriginal inhabitants of America". ESTC T211087 only 2 locations for this edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        CURIOUS OBSERVATIONS,

      London R. Withy 1760 - upon the manners, customs, usages, different languages, government, mythology, chronology, geography, ceremonies, religion, mechanics, astronomy, medicine, physics, natural history, commerce, arts, and sciences, of the several nations of Asia, Africa, and America, plus much on China. Two volumes, complete set, translated from the French, FOURTH EDITION, 2 Volumes complete,1760. 8vo, approximately 205 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: Volume 1, [1], iv, [1]-411; Volume 2, [2], [1]-404 plus 16 pages of Contents, full contemporary calf, gilt ruled border to covers, rebacked to style, gilt rules and volume numbers, gilt lettered morocco labels. Covers scuffed and worn, with loss to leather surface, scorners worn with board showing at tips, shelf wear to edges, pale browning to edges of title pages, heavy browning at edges pastedowns and endpapers, very occasional light foxing, contents otherwise clean, 1 very short closed edge tear. A very good copy. 84 brief chapters describe a great variety of topics with much about China, India, and North and South America. Including a chapter on the 'island' of California; on the languages of various native tribes of America; on Egypt; 1 on Ethiopia; on porcelain making in China; the Tibetans etc. The work was first published in Paris in 1749 and the first English translation by John Dunn was issued in 1750. Sabin 38729 (first edition) and 38730: "A somewhat scarce and very interesting privately printed book, relating to the aboriginal inhabitants of America". ESTC T211087 only 2 locations for this edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAITÉ DES TULIPES qui non-seulement réunit tout ce qu'on avoit précédemment écrit de raisonnable, mais est augmenté de quantité de remarques nouvelles sur l'éducation de cette belle fleur. Par l'auteur du "Traité des renoncules". [relié avec] NOUVEAU TRAITÉ DES OEILLETS, ou l'on explique la meilleure méthode de la cultiver

      - Avignon, L. Chambeau, 1760; [Cambrey, Berthoud, 1769]. 2 textes reliés en 1 vol. in-12: 9 x 15.5 cm, 252 pp., [2] ff. d'explications des planches, 2 pl. grav. dépliantes (manque la première, la tulipe panachée), 101 pp. de texte du "Traité des œillets", [1] p. de notes manuscrites, [1] p. de tables. Édition originale du Traité des Tulipes (Bibliothèque historique de la France, 1768, p. 204, no. 3498). Édition originale du Nouveau traité des œillets, écrit anonyme publié à Cambrey (Arthur Dinaux, Bibliographie cambrésienne, 1822, p. 63, no. 134). La page de titre n'a pas été reliée avec le texte. Vignette gravée du Libraire Louis Chambeau sur la page de titre du Traité des Tulipes et seulement une planche gravée par Duflos représentant tulipes et oignons. Reliure en demi-basane à petits coins. Dos lisse avec pièce de titre de cuir orangé. Plats marbrés. Provenance: Bibliothèque de la famille Rivier; Ex-libris "Ph. Rivier". Excepté la planche manquante, qui a été arrachée (prix en conséquence), l'ouvrage est en excellent état. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue de Livres d'Estampes et des Figures en Taille douce. Avec un dénombrement des pieces qui y sont contenuës. Fait à Paris en l'annee 1666

      Woodcut vignette on title. 167 (i.e. 157), [15] pp. 8vo, fine red morocco of about 1760, triple gilt fillets round sides, tiny gilt stars at each corner, flat spine richly gilt "á la grotesque," green morocco lettering piece on spine, blue paper endpapers, a.e.g. Paris: F. Leonard, 1666. First edition of the catalogue of the first of two print collections formed by Marolles (1600-81), abbot of Villeloin and man of letters. He began acquiring prints in 1626 and by 1644, his collecting activities governed his life. At that time there was little competition, and Marolles bought several important collections en bloc, including those of Delorme, Maugis, Kerver, Petau, La Reynie, and others. His first collection amounted to 123,400 separate prints by more than 6000 print makers, mounted in 400 large volumes and 141 smaller ones. It was acquired in the name of the King by Colbert in 1667 for 28,000 livres. This was the largest and finest collection ever formed up to that time and is today the foundation of the Bibliothèque Nationale's Department of Prints. Marolles assembled "the first print collection on the grand scale…[and]…was among the first of the private collectors in history to sacrifice his life and fortune to his passion. He may truly be called the 'Father of Print Collecting'…by the very scope of his activity, and his interest in separating his many thousands of pieces of paper into artist schools, Marolles lifted the printed picture from a by-path of typography to being one of the major prizes of the born collector."-Taylor, The Taste of Angels: A History of Art Collecting. Fine copy, handsomely bound. Stamp on title of the Abbey of St. Germain de Près. Cipher "HDD" on title (Lugt 739). This is the stamp of Pierre Defer (1798-1870), expert to King Louis Philippe, and his nephew Henri Dumesnil (1823-98), who inherited Defer's collection. Defer formed an important private collection of prints and drawings in the first half of the 19th century. He devoted much of his life to the study of prints and drawings and is best remembered for his unfinished Catalogue général des Ventes Publiques de Tableaux et d'estampes. ❧ Besterman, Old Art Books, pp. 71-72. Brunet, III, 1443-"Ce deux petits catalogues ne sont communs ni l'un ni l'autre." Lugt, Marques, pp. 339-40-"L'abbé Michel de Marolles est un des plus remarquables amateurs d'estampes de l'histoire. La richesses de son cabinet était fabuleuse.".

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        Traité du hêtre et de son aménagement comparé a celui du chêne et des arbres résineux, ouvrage dans lequel on présente des vues sur l'économie générale du sol forestier de la France.Toulouse, J.M. Douladoure; (back of half-title: Paris, Madame Huzard), 1824. 12mo. Slightly later dark green half sheepskin.

      Bradley IV, p. 493; WorldCat (3 copies?). Very rare first edition of a treatise on the beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) by the French administrator and forester Étienne-François Dralet (1760-1844). It deals in particular with the beech in France, starting with its physical appearance (leaves, flowers, wood, etc.) and habitat. The second part deals mainly with the economic value of the tree, its wood and its beechnuts. It also includes an introduction to the management of a beech forest, with a chapter on beech forests in the north of France and another on forests in the south or up in the mountains. In 1801 Dralet was appointed as "curator" of the waters and forests of Toulouse, where he tried to restore to the state the forests that had fallen into private hands during the Revolution.First and last few pages browned and a water stain in the lower outer corner of the last 6 pages. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        Traité d

      Paris: H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1760. Paris:: H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1760.. 4to. xviii, [2], 368 pp. Engraved printer

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        Ad lectiones probatiores diligenter emendatus et interpunctione nova saepius illustratus. Editio quarta.

      in aedibus academicis excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis, Glasguae [Glasgow] 1760 - 4to, pp. [ii], xii, 307, [1]. Contemporary French red morocco, boards bordered with a triple gilt rule, spine divided by gilt rolls, orange morocco label, other compartments with central acorn tools and corner sprays all gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Corners a little worn (one more chipped) and several touched up with red dye, joints a touch rubbed and head of spine just slightly worn. Armorial bookplate with slogan 'Pro Republica' (Nicholson of Balrath, County Meath) above booklabel with the initials 'WRHJ' (i.e. Wynne Rice Hugh Jeudwine). The luxurious 'large-paper' quarto imposition - using the same setting of text as the octavo, and therefore capaciously-margined - of the fourth Foulis edition of Horace, following on from the 1744 'Immaculate' edition and reprints of 1750 and 1756 (the latter a medal-winning printing). The process of rearranging the frames has not gone entirely smoothly, with pages 20 (C2v) and 24 (C4v) swapped. This copy appears to have bounced around the British Isles and nearby points in Europe somewhat, having been bound in France not long after its printing in Scotland, and later belonging to collections in Ireland and England. Gaskell 383; ESTC T46249. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karte von der Westlichen Küste von Africa, von dem XII Grade Norderbreite bis in den XI Grade Süderbreite nebst denen benachbahrten Eylanden. Aus der Französischen Karte vom Abendländischen Meere. Auf Befehl des Grafen von Maurepas 1748 herausgegeben. Nach Barbots, Schmid, des Marchais und anderer besonderen Anmerkungen vermehret, und nach Astronomischen Anmerckungen eingerichtet .Handgezeichnete, kolorierte Landkarte der westafrikanischen Küste von Sierra Leone bis Angola (Golf von Guinea).

      Um 1760. - Abbildungsformat ca. 18x23 cm, Blattgröße ca. 23,5x33,5 cm. Landkarte der westafrikanischen Küste von Sierra Leone, am Golf von Guinea vorbei bis in den Süden von Angola. Zahlreiche Ortsbeschreibungen. Mit einer hübscher Titelkartusche. Eventuell aus einem deutschen Vorlagenwerk zur Erstellung eines eigenständigen Atlanten. Am rechten Rand handschriftliche Numerierung. Am linken Rand an Trägerkarton montiert. Map of the West African coast from Sierra Leona to the South of Angola. Numerous location descriptions. With a nice title cartouche. Possibly from a German original of an atlas. On the right margin handwritten numbering.

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        Plann der Position bey Dippoldiswalde, unter Comando Sr. Excell. des Herrn Generaln Feldt- Zeugmeister Baron von Wied, samt ver-Schantzung und verhauung derselben'.

      - aquarellierte Tuschefederzeichnung, um 1760, 41 x 55,5 Manuskriptkarte! - Zeigt mittig Dippoldiswalde mit Plan und Karte der Umgebung mit Einzeichnungen von Truppenstellungen. - Oben links Titel. - Perpekter Zustand.

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        [Spitzenbildchen] - S. Rosalia.

      o.O., -, o. J. [um 1760?]. Orig. Gouache-Aquarellzeichnung. ca. 13,6 x 8,6 cm [Blatt]. Altkoloriertes Spitzenbildchen des späten 18. bzw. frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. - Zwei kl. Fehlstellen, kl. Einrisse an oberen Kante, angestaubt, etw. wellig, Gbrsp., priv. Widm. a. Rückseite. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Andachtsbilder; Heiligenbildchen; Religiöse Graphik

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        Veduta delle Piazze Biava e Grande in parte.

      Vicenza, 1760 - Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, 360x610. Piacevole veduta disegnata ed incisa dall'artista vicentino, che raffigura a sinistra Casa Navarchi, la Chiesa dei Padri Serviti, Palazzo Nievo, a destra il Palazzo del Podest?, La Torre e il palladiano Palazzo della ragione. La veduta fa parte della celebre serie di tredici (compresa il panorama generale) stampe che l'autore eseguÏ di propria invenzione. Dall'Acqua (1734-1787) iniziÚ la carriera presso i Remondini di Bassano, proseguendola poi da Wagner Zatta a Venezia; fu incisore di riproduzione assai ricercato dagli editori veneti. Cornice ornamentale con uccelli, putti e motivi fitomorfi. Titolo entro cartiglio ornamentale con all'interno sei rimandi numerati. Bell'esemplare con restauri a strappi marginali che interessano in qualche punto la cornice ed il titolo. Qualche leggerissima traccia di umidit? e di sporco superficiale ai margini.Vicenza citt? bellissima, 111. vedutistica.

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        1760 1st ed Comedies of Aristophanes Ancient Greek & Latin Theatre Philosophy

      Lugduni Batavorum : Apud Samuelem et Joannem Luchtmans, academiae typographos., MDCCLX [1760]. First edition. - 1760 1st ed Comedies of Aristophanes Ancient Greek & Latin Theatre Philosophy “Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.” Aristophanes Aristophanes was an ancient Athenian Greek playwright, remembered for his comedy plays and examples of drama known as Old Comedy. Writing during the 4th-century BC, Aristophanes was lesser-known than other Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle. Aristophanes’ plays were written for festivals in Athens and the Theatre of Dionysus. This 18th-century edition was printed in parallel Greek and Latin format and translated by Stephan Bergler, a Saxon scholar and Greek translator. Item number: #935 Price: $ 599 ARISTOPHANES Aristophanis Comoediae undecim, Graece et Latine : ad fidem optimorum codicum mss. emendatae cum nova octo comoediarum interpretatione Latina, & notis ad singulas ineditis Stephani Bergleri nec non Caroli Andreae Dukeri ad quatuor priores. Lugduni Batavorum : Apud Samuelem et Joannem Luchtmans, academiae typographos., MDCCLX [1760]. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 2 volumes in 1 o Paginated consecutively [(4), 34, 567; (4), 569-1259] • Binding: Vellum; tight and secure • References: Brunet, I, 453 • Language: Greek / Latin (parallel) • Size: ~10.5in X 8.5in (26.5cm x 22cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 935 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tears of Music. A Poem, to the Memory of Mr. Handel. With an Ode to the River Eden .

      Printed for R. Griffiths ., London 1760 - First edition: a scarce, early work by Langhorne (1735-1779), written from Hackthorn, Lincolnshire (where he served as a tutor) and dedicated to the Honourable Mrs Lane, 'a great Lover and Patroness of Music'.'The Tears of Music may be considered as the genuine and animated wailings of Poetry, who deplores her Sister's loss, in Handel, very melodiously through the quill of a favourite Devoté to these tuneful Powers. Indeed, Mr. Langhorne appears, from these small specimens, to possess an exact ear, and a delicate taste for these fine arts . We are regaled with as delightful a concert as can be without actual instruments and voices. The pauses and cadences' (Monthly Review).The 'Ode to the River Eden' which accompanies the main poem Langhorne describes as on a subject 'merely personal'. Aubin quotes from it and describes it as 'an early example of a "youthful recollections" poem' (Topographical Poetry, p. 231). 4to (238 × 195 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 23, [1]; complete with half-title; title and final blank page rather dust-soiled; recent wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Memoires, sur la Nature Sensible et Irritable, des Parties du Corps Animal�.

      Marc-Michel Bousquet (part 1); Sigismond d�Arnay (parts 2, 3, 4), 1756-1760., Lausanne: - Four volumes in two. 12mo. x, 399; [vi], 500; [ii], 512, [4], xxiv, 232 pp. Engraved frontis., titles printed in red and black, small title vignettes, tailpieces, 2 engraved folding plate (Vols. I facing p. 432; III facing p.322); couple of small marginal tears, tiny puncture affecting several leaves in Vol. II. Old tan boards re-backed with brown library cloth, original calf corners; corner calf a remnant, extremities showing, joints starting. Very good. Bookplates of Columbia University. Very good. Rare. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, translated by Samuel Auguste Tissot. Swiss scientist Albrecht von Haller, one of the greatest and most influential medical-biologists of the 18th century, has been called the �father of experimental physiology.� He notably �distinguished between nerve impulse (sensibility) and muscular contraction (irritability).� � Garrison and Morton 587. Contents: [vol. I] Expos� analytique des r�sultats des exp�riences �; Sur les parties irritables lu� 6. de mai 1752; Sur les parties irritables � Expos� synth�tique des faits �; Sur l�insensibilit� �; Sur l�insens. De la dure m�re; Exp. Qui servent � la digression sur le mouvement du cerveau analogue � la respiration; Exp. Sur �insens.; Sur le sentiment de la substance m�dullaire du cerveau; Sur l�insensibilit� des grandes membranes; Sur la sentiment des visc�res; Liaison de la sensibilit� � l�irritabilit�; Du mouvement de l�iris; Sur l�irritabilit� des vaisseaux du corps anim�; Sur la v�sicule du fiel; Sur la vessie & l�uret�re; Sur l�ut�rus; Sur l�estomac & l��sophage; Sur les intestins; Sur le mouvement du C�ur; Exp�riences qui ne r�ussirent point; Exp. qui ne prouvent rien [vol. II] Exp�riences de M. Zinn; Exp�riences de M. Zimmermann; Exp�riences de M. George Christian Oeder; Exp. de Mr. Castell; Exp. de M. Walstorf; Exp. de M. Heuermann; M�moire de M. Muhlmann sur les suites de blessures des tendons & du p�rioste; Premi�re Lettre du R.P. Urbain; M�moire de M. Broklesby; Lettre de M. Cesareo Pozzi. Exp. de M. Graziani sur l�insensibilit� des tendons; Troisi�me lettre du P. Tossetti � M. Valdambrini; Pr�face du P.J. Vincent Petrini au recueil de Rome; Exp. de M. Berdot �; Lettres de M. Housset; Quatri�me lettre du P. Tosetti; [vol. III] Lettre de Mr. Antoine Caldani � [to] Haller; Dissertation Epistolaire de Mr. L�Abb� Felice Fontana; Remarques sur l�insensibilit� de quelques parties �tablie par la pratique, par Mr. Bordenave; Troisi�me Section � de Mr. Jean Fran�ois Cigna; Lettre de Mr. J.B. Verna � a Mr. Haller; Exp�riences de Mr. Achille Mieg; Quatre Observations sur l�insensibilit� des tendons, par Tissot; Sur l�insensibilit� et l�irritabilit� de Mr. Haller, Seconde lettre de Mr. Marc. Antoine Caldani; Lettre de Mr. Jean Bianchi; Lettre de M. J. Baptiste Moretti, a m. de Haller. [vol. IV] Exp�riences nouvelles sur diff�rents animaux vivans; R�ponse g�n�rale aux objections qu�on a faites contre I �insensibilit� de plusieurs parties du corps anim�; R�ponse � la Critique de M. Whytt; R�ponse a la lettre de Mr. Lamure. � �Francis Glisson (1672) introduced the idea of irritability in the second half of the 17th century, but it was mainly in the 18th century that it found such extraordinary success in the medical sciences, particularly thanks to Albrecht von Haller, who made it the central explanatory concept of his physiology (Haller, 1751, 1756-60). The idea of irritability indicates a property that permits the different parts of the living body to react independently from the conscious mind, the central nervous system, and the whole of the organism. Vital forces, notably the capacity to respond to stimulation, are, so to speak, �decentered,� even to the point that they become the characteristic property of the structural element of the body, the elementary fiber. Living, flexibl [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Das Leben Gustav Adolphs des Grossen Königs von Schweden. Mit Kupfern. Aus dem Englischen des Herrn Walter Harte Kanonikus zu Windsor, übersetzt von Georg Heinrich Martini der W. M. und mit einer Vorrede und Anmerkungen begleitet von Johann Gottlob Böhmen. (I)-II.

      - Leipzig, verlegts Johann Gottfried Dyck, 1760-61. 4:o. Grav. porträtt,+ (32),+ 722; (6),+ XXXVIIII,+ (1),+ 572,+ (36),+ 136,+ (44) s.+ 5 grav. kartor, varav 4 utvikbara,+ 3 utvikbara grav. planscher,+ 2 utvikbara tryckta tabeller. Enstaka lätta lagerfläckar, fin papperslagning i del 1 s. 281-284. Samtida skinnband med något blekta guldornerade ryggar med upphöjda bind och beige ryggtiteletiketter, vackert blåa marmorerade snitt, maskbett på pärmarna till andra delen. Två volymer. Verket med tryckt dedikation till Gustav III. Warmholtz 3809 not. Fint exemplar av den första tyska upplagan. Det engelska originalet publicerades 1759. Den tyska översättningen har, enligt Warmholtz, företräde framför originalet, mycket tack vare Böhmes anmärkningar, även om denne ?.icke varit i stånd at rätta och förbättra alla Autorens felsteg och misstag.?.

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        Disputationes ad morborum historiam et curationem facientes. Quas collegit, edidit et regensuit Albertus Hallerus.

      Lausanne, Marci-Michael Bousquet (Band 7: Sigismund d'Arnay), 1757-1760. - 7 in 8 Bänden. 4°. Mit 8 gestochenen Titelvignetten und 34 (davon 20 gefaltete) Tafeln. Neuere Halblederbände mit roten, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern im Stile der Zeit. Lunsgaard 705. - Waller 3998. - Wellcome III, 199. - Blake 195. - Erste Ausgabe. Dritte Sammlung von Dissertationen nach den "Disputationes anatomica" in 7 Bänden und den "Disputationes chirurgica" in 5 Bänden. Hallers Sammelausgaben wiederspiegeln sein Genie aus der Gesamtheit der medizinischen Produktion die wichtigen und entscheidenden Texte herauszufiltern. Seine Fähigkeit nicht nur die historischen Schriften zu kennen und bewerten zu können, sondern zudem die Schriften der Gegenwart in seine Arbeit einzubeziehen sind einmalig. - Vollkommen unbeschnittenes, breitrandiges und annähernd fleckenloses Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Chief Harbours in the Islands of ORKNEY

      Great Britain Coasting Pilot., 1760. Copper engraving. Later colour. Expert repairs, mainly to upper margin. Very good condition. Size: 56 x 44 cm. (22 x 17½ inches) Sea chart of the harbours of Orkney. The main map shows the sea inlets around Kirkwall, two inset maps show Deer Sound and Stromness. Five coastal silhouettes inset at top right, title cartouche flanked by black eagles at centre right. The Great Britain Coasting Pilot was the result of the first systematic survey of British coastal waters. It took eight years to complete, and was used by the Royal Navy for navigating British waters for many years. The charts are notable for both their accuracy and their charm. Captain Greenvile Collins was an outstanding naval officer who became 'Hydrographer to the King' before the Coasting Pilot was published.

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        PARADISE REGAIN'D: A POEM IN FOUR BOOKS. To which is added SAMSON AGONISTES, and Poems upon Several Occasions. The author John Milton. From the text of Thomas Newton, D.D.

      John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson in London, Birmingham 1760 - pp: lxxii, (ii) Table of Contents, 390. Each part of the text has a separate half-title. Bound in old black morocco, elaborate gilt-tooled spine, borders, dentelles, all edges gilt, with later black and red leather labels. 9.75" x 6" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MR. HOYLE'S GAMES OF WHIST, QUADRILLE, PIQUET, CHESS, AND BACK-GAMMON, Complete in which is Contained, The Method of Playing and Betting, at Those Games, upon equal, or advantageous Terms. Including the Laws of the several Games. Twelfth Edition.

      London: Printed for Thomas Osborne; Stanley Crowder; Richard Baldwin, 1760. xii, 214 pages of text. Rebound in full leather with a maroon leather spine. Signed by author Edmond Hoyle and publisher Thomas Osborne on the back of the title page. Minor foxing to several pages, and mostly minor foxing to the edges of several pages. No date of publication listed; circa 1760. Previous owner's name neatly on an original endpaper. Alex Forbes.. Signed. Twelfth edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Polly Honeycombe, a Dramatick Novel of One Act As It Is Now Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane

      T. Becket and T. Davies 1760 - London: T. Becket and T. Davies, 1760. Octavo (8" x 5.25"); xiii, 44p. Marbled paper-covered boards with red title strip to spine. Dampstain to bottom quarter of the boards with some light discoloration, else boards are clean and square with light edgewear. Dampstain to interior as well affecting half to three-quarters of the pages (see photos). Author's name and publication date in pencil on title page, with old ownership signature at top of first page of Scene 1, else pages unmarked. Binding is sound. First produced play by George Colman the Elder, a farce dealing with the effects of reading novels upon women and other members of polite society. Colman became famous after the success of his next play, The Jealous Wife (1761). [AB-296] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MR. HOYLE'S GAMES OF WHIST, QUADRILLE, PIQUET, CHESS, AND BACK-GAMMON, Complete in which is Contained, The Method of Playing and Betting, at Those Games, upon equal, or advantageous Terms. Including the Laws of the several Games. Twelfth Edition.

      London: Printed for Thomas Osborne; Stanley Crowder; Richard Baldwin, 1760. xii, 214 pages of text. Rebound in full leather with a maroon leather spine. Signed by author Edmond Hoyle and publisher Thomas Osborne on the back of the title page. Minor foxing to several pages, and mostly minor foxing to the edges of several pages. No date of publication listed; circa 1760. Previous owner's name neatly on an original endpaper. Alex Forbes.. Signed. Twelfth edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        THE ILIAD OF HOMER; THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER (11 VOLUMES)

      London: T . Osborne Et Al. Very Good. 1760. Hardcover. Attractive supple leather, spine has raised bands and gilt decorated panels. A few spine ends lightly rubbed. ABlue contemporary endpapers and marbled page edges. Engraved head and tail vignettes. Iliad in six volumes. Volume # 1 has multiple engraved frontispieces. Illustrated with two fold out maps Grecia (Homerica) , Troja and a shield described in the 18th Ilias. Odyssey in five volumes. Vol. #5's front cover & first three pages with a small puncture. Spine ends with light wear. Armorial coat of arms bookplate, initials appear to be "PYC". Prior owners signature, Catherine de Courlande. Rare, Greek Literature ; Engraved Illus.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Karte von den Canarischen Eylande nach denen Tagebüchern der See Fahrer entworfen von N. Bellin Ingenieur de la Marine 1746. Handgezeichnete, kolorierte Karte der Kanarischen Inseln.

      Um 1760. - Abbildungsformat ca. 19,5x25,5 cm, Blattgröße ca. 23,5x33,5 cm. Landkarte der Kanarischen Inseln: von links La Palma, Gomera, darunter Hierro, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura und Lanzarote, mit den vielen vorgelagerten kleinen Inseln. Mit hübscher Titelkartusche am oberen Rand und Himmelsrichtungskreuz. Eventuell aus einem deutschen Vorlagenwerk zur Erstellung eines eigenständigen Atlanten. Am rechten Rand handschriftliche Numerierung. Mit Faltspuren. Am linken Rand an Trägerkarton montiert. Map of the Canarian Islands (La Palma, Gomera, Hierro, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote). Possibly from a German original of an atlas. On the right margin handwritten numbering.

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        An account of the European settlements in America in six parts . fifth edition with improvements.

      Printed for J. Dodsley, London 1760 - 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [8], xii, 324; xii, 308; folding frontispiece maps of the Americas; quarter brown calf antique, marbled paper-covered boards, red morocco labels lettered in gilt; handsome set. "Best contemporary account" (Howes). Clark I, 208; Hill, p. 39; Howes B974; Palau 37503; Sabin 9282; Todd 4f. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An account of the European settlements in America in six parts ... fifth edition with improvements..

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1760. 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [8], xii, 324; xii, 308; folding frontispiece maps of the Americas; quarter brown calf antique, marbled paper-covered boards, red morocco labels lettered in gilt; handsome set. "Best contemporary account" (Howes). Clark I, 208; Hill, p. 39; Howes B974; Palau 37503; Sabin 9282; Todd 4f.

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        LORETO., "Loretto". Prächtige Gesamtansicht, im unteren Rand Erklärungen 1 - 17.

      Kupferstich von 2 Platten von M.A. Rupprecht bei Haffner, um 1760, 24 x 64 cm. Oben rechts mit Wappen. - Gleichmäßiger Druck, breitrandig. - Auf Wunsch mit Rahmen (kostenlos gegen Abholung). Europa, Italien

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        \"Loretto\". Prächtige Gesamtansicht, im unteren Rand Erklärungen 1 - 17.

       Kupferstich von 2 Platten von M.A. Rupprecht bei Haffner, um 1760, 24 x 64 cm. Oben rechts mit Wappen. - Gleichmäßiger Druck, breitrandig. - Auf Wunsch mit Rahmen (kostenlos gegen Abholung). Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Italien

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        Veduta della Strada Balbi

      Veduta tratta dalla "Raccolta di diverse vedute della città di Genova e delle principali sue parti e fabbriche" pubblicata a Genova tra il 1760-9 circa, magnifico e raro insieme di vedute della città di Genova, pubblicato con gli auspici e la direzione dell'abate Antonio Giolfi, direttore dell'Accademia di pittura e scultura di Genova e, insieme a Giovanni Ratti, il più importante pittore del periodo. La rarissima serie delle vedute di Genova di Antonio Giolfi, è priva di testo, indice ed elenco delle tavole. Costituisce uno dei più grandi esempi di lavori di architettura del Settecento in Italia, sulla scia delle grandi vedute di Roma di Piranesi, e senza dubbio il più importante lavoro iconografico sulla città mai pubblicato. Antonio Giolfi, figlio di Francesco, nacque a Genova nel 1721. L'unica notizia circa la sua formazione è relativa alla bottega di Lorenzo De Ferrari, figlio di Gregorio, il quale "istruì alcuni discepoli: niuno però così continuamente sotto lui perseverò, come il vivente Antonio Giolfi, che perciò ebbe comodo di coltivarvi i suoi talenti" (Ratti, 1769). Come il maestro il Giolfi divenne, in data imprecisata, abate, e da lui ereditò le suggestioni di sapore tardobarocco, tendendo verso un fare artistico più composto e controllato, con un nitore di linguaggio dagli accenti narrativi, che si allontanava progressivamente dai toni della grande decorazione genovese di pochi decenni anteriore: quella di Gregorio De Ferrari o di Domenico Piola. All'Accademia ligustica di belle arti, fondata nel 1751, figurò in qualità di accademico di merito per la classe di pittura; in seguito fu segretario (1752) e poi direttore della Scuola di pittura tra il 1756 e il 1760. Nel 1769 il Giolfi pubblicò, dedicandola a Giuseppe Doria e a suo padre Giovanni Francesco morto prematuramente, la sua opera più nota: Raccolta di diverse vedute della città di Genova e delle principali sue parti e fabbriche, composta da venti acqueforti eseguite in collaborazione con i toscani Giuseppe Torricelli per la stesura preparatoria, Gian Lorenzo Guidotti (autore di alcune tavole per la seconda edizione dell'Encyclopédie) per l'incisione, oltre a Giuseppe Riviera per l'esecuzione dei disegni delle due tavole di San Pier d'Arena e della Villa Doria a Fassolo e ai Chiesa Tessera, autori di quattro lastre. Il Giolfi scelse e diresse i collaboratori limitandone talvolta l'invenzione e il disegno (Poleggi, 1986, pp. 17 s.). Gli esemplari che abbiamo censito, tra raccolte pubbliche e private presentano un numero di tavole variabile e casuale, lasciando pertanto pensare all'ipotesi che venivano assemblate a seconda delle esigenze o delle committenze. Tra questi segnaliamo: - Esemplare di 20 tavole, donato dallo stesso Giolfi, presso la biblioteca del Convento dei Cappuccini della Ss. Concezione, considerato da Toncini Cabella come la sola copia conosciuta della "intera raccolta di stampe". - Esemplare di 19 tavole alla British Library. - Esemplare di 15 tavole venduto all'asta Christie's di Londra il 29 Novembre 1995. Prezzo realizzato 20.700 £. - Esemplare di 15 tavole + 4 doppie dei panorami, venduto da Christie's Londra il 3 Dicembre 1997, asta Feltrinelli. Prezzo realizzato 36.700 £. Bibliografia: Alessandra Toncini Cabella, Antonio Giolfi in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Volume 55; G. Giubbini, Genova nelle vecchie stampe (catal.), Genova 1970, pp. 20-38; E. Poleggi, Paesaggio e immagine di Genova, Genova 1982, pp. 75, 88; Genova nel Settecento e le vedute di Antonio Giolfi, Milano 1986; U. Thieme - F. Becker, Künstlerlexikon, XIV, p. 70. Genova Genua Dimensioni in mm. 670 X 440

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        Des Klugen Beamten auserlesener Criminal-Proceß, Worinnen von dem Ursprung der Criminal-Verordnung unter Kayser Maximiliano I. Wie auch von dem Criminal-Proceß überhaupt und insbesondere, und von denen Straffen nach dem Göttlichen- Römischen- alten Deutschen- Carolingischen- und vielen Landes-Gesetzen, auf eine wohlbegreifliche Weise, gehandelt wird Nebst Beyfügung der hierzu nöthigen Peinlichen Hals-Gerichts-Ordnung Kayser Carls des Vten, samt denen Projecten. Zusammengetragen von Germano Philoparcho .

      Nürnberg, Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe 1760. gr. 8. [4] Bl., 742 S., [12] Bl., Frontisp. 1 (gef.) Tafel mit 15 Abb. von Folterinstrumenten. Pergament d. Zt. (Sehr gut erhalten).

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        Des Klugen Beamten auserlesener Criminal-Proceß, Worinnen von dem Ursprung der Criminal-Verordnung unter Kayser Maximiliano I. Wie auch von dem Criminal-Proceß überhaupt und insbesondere, und von denen Straffen nach dem Göttlichen- Römischen- alten Deutschen- Carolingischen- und vielen Landes-Gesetzen, auf eine wohlbegreifliche Weise, gehandelt wird; Nebst Beyfügung der hierzu nöthigen Peinlichen Hals-Gerichts-Ordnung Kayser Carls des Vten, samt denen Projecten. Zusammengetragen von Germano Philoparcho .

      Nürnberg Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe 1760 - gr. 8°. [4] Bl., 742 S., [12] Bl., Frontisp. 1 (gef.) Tafel mit 15 Abb. von Folterinstrumenten. Pergament d. Zt. (Sehr gut erhalten). Schweser, Christoph Heinrich (1647-1681), Jurist. Ab 1662 Schulbesuch in Kulmbach; ab 1664 am Gymnasium in Bayreuth; ab 1667 Studium in Wittenberg; Markgräflich Brandenburg-Ansbachischer geheimer Regierungs-, Hof- und Justizrat; Geheimer Regierungsrat und Lehenpropst in Ansbach.

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        Lauf des Flusses Sanaga oder Senegas von seiner Mündung an bis an das Eyland Bitbas entworfen von einen Frantzösischen Ingenieur 1718 und herausgegeben von Labat. - Fernerer Lauf des Flusses Sanaga von dem Eylande Bitbas entworfen bis an den Wasserfall von Govinau. 2 handgezeichnete, kolorierte Flußkarten des Sanagas (Senegal) in Kamerun.

      Um 1760. - Abbildungsformate je ca. 10,5x28,5 cm, Blattgrößen je ca. 22x35 cm. 2 Flußkarten des heutigen Senegals (Sanaga) in Kamerun. Von der Mündung bis Bitbas und von Bitbas bis zu den Wasserfällen im Landesinneren. Flußkarte des heutigen Senegals (Sanaga) in Kamerun von Bitbas bis zu den Wasserfällen im Landesinneren, mit Nebenflüssen, hübschen Zeichnungen der dortigen Gebirge sowie detaillierten Ortsbeschreibungen. Eventuell aus einem deutschen Vorlagenwerk zur Erstellung eines eigenständigen Atlanten. Am rechten Rand handschriftliche Numerierung. Am linken Rand an Trägerkarton montiert. 2 maps of the river of the Senegal in Cameroun. With detailed location description. Possibly from a German original of an atlas. On the right margin handwritten numbering.

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        The sportsman's companion: or portraitures, pedigrees and performances, of the most eminent race horses & stallions, represented in variety of attitudes. London, J. Barker, [1798?]. 8vo (22.5×15 cm). With a letterpress title-page, 40 numbered plates of famous race horses drawn by James Roberts and engraved by Henry Roberts, each with a portrait of the horse and rider (ca. 8.5×12 cm), detailed information about the horse and owner and most with an engraved vignette at the foot, engraved index leaf, and publisher's 4-page letterpress catalogue (with woodcut of 2 cocks fighting). Contemporary tan laid paper wrappers.

      Cf. ESTC N23610 & T50352 (3 copies of 1st ed. [1760?]); Huth, Horses and equitation, p. 38 ("1760" & "1820" eds.); KVK & WorldCat (3 copies, "[1820?]"). Extremely rare second edition of a book of plates depicting famous race horses active in England in the period 1708 to 1755, each shown with its rider and/or stable-hand, and recording its owner, pedigree (one traced back to a horse imported from Aleppo for Oliver Cromwell in 1657), qualities and racing record. It is printed from the original plates of ca. 1760. The final plate shows the most famous race horse of all, the Godolphin Arabian, foaled in Yemen around 1724.With 2 small tears and a few minor spots and smudges, but still in good condition and mostly untrimmed, with nearly all deckles intact. Wrapper somewhat dirty and worn, with the foot of the back wrapper damage. A rare and remarkable record of race horses in 18th-century England.

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        Trait? du h?tre et de son am?nagement compar? a celui du ch?ne et des arbres r?sineux, ouvrage dans lequel on pr?sente des vues sur l'?conomie g?n?rale du sol forestier de la France.Toulouse, J.M. Douladoure; (back of half-title: Paris, Madame Huzard), 1824. 12mo. Slightly later dark green half sheepskin.

      Bradley IV, p. 493; WorldCat (3 copies?). Very rare first edition of a treatise on the beech tree ( Fagus sylvatica ) by the French administrator and forester Étienne-François Dralet (1760-1844). It deals in particular with the beech in France, starting with its physical appearance (leaves, flowers, wood, etc.) and habitat. The second part deals mainly with the economic value of the tree, its wood and its beechnuts. It also includes an introduction to the management of a beech forest, with a chapter on beech forests in the north of France and another on forests in the south or up in the mountains. In 1801 Dralet was appointed as "curator" of the waters and forests of Toulouse, where he tried to restore to the state the forests that had fallen into private hands during the Revolution.First and last few pages browned and a water stain in the lower outer corner of the last 6 pages. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        A finely illustrated album of case histories, with 33 careful full-page drawings, heightened in color, and text in manuscript. 26 folding leaves. 8vo (226 x 170 mm.), orig. wrappers (occasional light staining)

      - N.p.: ca. 1760. The father of Genteki Kagawa, Genetsu (or Shigen) Kagawa (1699-1777), is famous for originating the practice of gynecology and obstetrics in Japan. His "San-ron was destined to be the standard authority on obstetrics in Japan for at least a hundred years. That classic work was followed by the San-ron yoku written in 1775 by Genteki (or Shikei) Kagawa (1739-1779), the adopted son of Genetsu, as a 'supplement' to the San-ron and to correct the errors in the published work of the elder Kagawa, resulting in a considerable improvement in obstetrical methods."-Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books With Miscellaneous Notes on Early Medicine in Japan. Part II, pp. 493-94. Genteki Kagawa is famous for using many unconventional devices for facilitating a successful delivery and was the first obstetrician in Japan to understand that the head of the foetus should be down during delivery. In the 18th century, due to the considerable poverty in Japan, many babies were aborted. Makers and polishers of mirrors also filled the profession of abortionists as they had access to mercury which could be used to terminate foetuses. When the procedure went wrong, women were brought to Kagawa who noticed that the unborn children's heads were almost always at the bottom of the womb. This album - an illustrated practical manual - discusses many case histories of complications, special observations, and remarkable occurrences observed by Kagawa during pregnancy and birth; 33 are finely drawn and colored. It was issued by Kagawa as a sort of examination for his disciples, requiring them to demonstrate advanced knowledge of obstetrics before they were granted a license or certificate to practice; it was kept in manuscript as secret or proprietary information. Kagawa has recommended a number of drugs and provided recipes for their manufacture for the health of the expectant mother and to induce childbirth. A very nice copy. Some worming, occasionally touching image or text, carefully repaired.

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        Claudii Claudiani Opera, Quae Exstant, Omnia Ad Membranarum Veterum Fidem Castigata.

      Amstelaedami: Ex Officina Schouteniana, 1760. Quarto, original vellum. Gilt tooling and stamping to the front and rear panels and spine. A clean very good copy with light rubbing. Presents nicely.

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        Histoire et phénomènes du Vésuve. Exposés par le Pere Dom Jean-Marie Della-Torre, clerc régulier sommasque, garde bde la bibliothéque & du cabinet du roi des Deux-Siciles, & correspondant de l'Académie Royale des Sciences de Paris. Traduction de l'Italien par M. l'abbé Péton.

      Paris, Jean-Thomas Hérissant, 1760. 12mo (16.3 x 9.2 cm). xxiv, 399 pp., one large folded map of the mount Vesuvius, the Bay of Naples and surroundings, and five folded plates with panoramas and other views of the volcano, caldera, etc.. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments with gilt floral vignettes and small red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers, marbled edges. l The first French translation by abbé Péton of the work of Giovanni Maria della Torre (1712-1782) "Storia e fenomeni del Vesuvio", largely dealing with the recent erruption of mount Vesuvius near Naples. Péton edited the work and added new information. It includes a list of works/authors writing about mount Vesuvius from 1631 onwards, and the lengthy "Dissertation critique sur les opinions courantes touchant les phénomènes du Vésuve et des autres volcans; par le pere Gaetan d'Amato", followed by the supplemental notes made by Della Torre in 1860, which were published in Italian in 1761. The last plate depicts the situation of the caldera on 30 April 1759. Rubbing to the boards, a few spots, small hole in the rear endpapers, otherwise a very good clean copy. Ward & Carozzi, 2185.

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