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        Directions Pour la Conscience d'un Roi : Composees Pour l'Instruction de Louis de France, Duc de Bourgogne

      A la Haye: Chez Jean Neaulme 1747. 8vo. xvi, 98, (1) pp. Modern full black morocco with gilt lettering to spine. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. In half maroon morocco wrappers and in marbled-paper covered slipcase. Bound by Riviere. Slight rubbing to spine of wrappers. Large paper copy. Frontis portrait engraving. Title-page in red & black. This work was suppressed as seditious when it was first published in 1734, as part of an appendix to the Amsterdam and Rotterdam edition of 'Telemaque.' In Fine condition. . Fine. Full Morocco. 1747.

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Essai physique sur l'oeconomie animale

      1747 - 3 volumes in-8, CXII-[12]-612 Paris, Guillaume Cavelier, 1747, , 3 volumes in-8, CXII-[12]-612 + [4]-662-23 + [4]-768 pages, un frontispice gravé en taille-douce, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronnés, pièces de titre rouges, tomaisons dorées, tranches rouges, Seconde édition, très augmentée de cet Essai qui aborde tout à la fois des questions philosophiques, d'agriculture, des études biologiques et des considérations économiques; l'auteur y annonce déjà certaines des idées qui seront le socle de la pensée des Physiocrates. La seconde édition, de plus de 10 ans postérieure à la première, comprend trois volumes au lieu d'un seul ; elle est notamment augmentée d'un supplément sur les facultés de l'âme. En dépit de ses origines très modestes, François Quesnay (1694-1774) accomplit "une carrière de médecin-chirurgien éblouissante" : il obtint tous les grades, devint membre de plusieurs académies savantes et fut nommé médecin personnel de la Pompadour. Ses études physiologiques forment la base de sa pensée philosophique et économique. Installé à la cour en 1749, il put s'occuper d'économie politique comme d'un "passe-temps". Il fut le fondateur de la toute première école systématique d'économie et l'auteur de textes "manifestes", le Tableau économique (1758), suivi de la Physiocratie (1767). (En Français dans le texte, n° 163.) Coiffes et coins restaurés. Étiquettes en pied des dos. Cachets de l'Institut catholique de Paris annulé Ined I, 303. Wellcome IV, p. 455. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Arte historica, y legal, de conocer la fuerza, y uso de los drechos nacional, y romano en España. Y de interpretar aquel por este, y por el proprio origen.

      Valencia: En la Imprenta de la Viuda de Geronimo Conejo, 1747. Small 4to (20 cm; 8"). [16] ff., 172, 212 pp. First edition. Handsomely printed two-part study of Spanish law and the history of Roman law in Spain, the application of each, the administration of justice, and the operation of courts, all with special attention to Valencia.    The work includes significant bibliographical information.         Palau 89253. Contemporary limp vellum with remnants of button and loop ties. Front hinge (inside) open but text block still attached to binding. Nice copy.

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        The Philosophical Transactions (From the Year 1732, to the Year 1744) Abridged and Disposed Under General Heads, Pat III Anatomical and Medical Papers and Part IV Historical and Miscellanous Papers; Volume IX

      W. Innys, C. Hitch, T. Astley, London 1747 - First edition thus, abridges from the originals published between 1732 and 1744. 4to, iv, 503pp, xxi (index), ii (booklist), complete with the 20 folding plates. A near fine copy in contemporary calf with raised bands, morocco label. No markings or inscriptions, light rubbing to the edges of the binding, but solid with the joints intact, but about as fine as you will get. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blackrock Rare Books]
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        Le cuisinier gascon. Nouvelle édition à laquelle on a joint la Lettre du patissier anglais

      Amsterdam 1747 - 2e edition en partie originale, In-8 couverture d'attente, titre, 6pp., 144pp. Vicaire 234 non rogné en l'état,RARE [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Wahre Abbildung der königl Groß Britan und Chrurfürstl.Braunschw. Lüneb. Stadt GÖTTINGEN, Ihrer Grund-Lage, Aüsserl. und Innerlicher Prospecte und zur Georg Ausgustus Universität gehörigen gebäude. 7 ( v. 12) in Kupfer gestoch. Blättern: I. Widmungsblatt für Gerlach Adolf von Münchhausen; II. Titelblatt; VI. Goettingen Gesamtansicht mit Legende; VII. Universitaets Bibliothec; IX. Der Große und äußere Hof des Universitaets Collegii; X. Prospect der Allee; XII. Prospect des Großen Markts; Plattengröße um 23,5 x 34 cm. Blattgröße wegen alter Rahmung divergierend aber breitrandig.

      Göttingen um 1747 - Blatt I u. II (Widmung und Titel) stockfleckig, Bl. VII am unt. linken Eck kleiner Wasserrand , ansonsten gute und saubere Blätter aus dem raren Kupferstichwerk. Georg Daniel Heumann, Zeichner und Kupferstecher (1691 Nürnberg - 1759 ebenda) Mitglied der Nürnberger Malerakademie. Er stach u.a. für Salomon Kleiner bei Pfeffel in Augsburg. In Göttingen seit etwa 1736 kurfürstl. hannöv. u. kgl. engl. Hofkupferstecher. Vgl. Thieme / Becker, Bd. 17 S. 4/5. Sprache: Deutsch 1.100 gr.

      [Bookseller: Klaus Schöneborn]
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        Poëtiske reflexioner fra den berømte philosophiske gang paa Soröe over den bekiendte virgilianske inscription paa keyser Augusti gemaks-dør: Nocte pluit totâ, redeunt spectacula mane: divisum imperium cum jove Cæsar habet, som allerunderdanigst nedlagdes for begge deres Kongl. Majestrs. fødder, da den allerdurchleuchtigste, stormægtigste og høybaarne fyrste og herre, Friderich den Femte, arve-konge til Danmark og Norge, de Venders og Gothers, hertug udi Slesvig, Holstein, Stormarn og Ditmarsken, græve udi Oldenborg og Delmenhorst ec, og den allerdurchleuchtigste, stormægtigste og høybaarne fyrstinde og frue Louise, arve-dronning til Danmark og Norge, de Venders og Gothers, hertuginde udi Slesvig, Holstein, Stormarn og Ditmarsken, græviinde udi Oldenborg og Delmenhorst, fød arve-printzesse til Stor-Britannien, Frankrige og Irland, hertuginde til Brunsvig og Lynneborg ec. med høy-kongl. solennitæt til disse rigers hierte-glæde helligholdte deres høye og hellige salvings-fest paa Friderichsborg-Slot d. 4 Sept. 1747.

      København 1747. 4to. Nyere håndb. helskinnbd. med rik gulldekor. Helt gullsnitt. Indre denteller i gull. Marmorert forsatspapir. 28 s. 2 kobberstukne vignetter. 26 blanke bl. medbundet.. .

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        De morbo Naroniano tractatus.

      . 1747 - 4to, pp. xii, 252, [10]; with attractive woodcut vignettes, head and tail pieces; some occasional light spotting and marginal browning, otherwise clean and fresh; with contemporary ownership inscriptions at head of both front and rear paste-downs (though rather illegible), and on front free endpaper ?(Greek) Severini Cioccui (?) Vivo Clavis.mo, Gregorio Barbettio?; stitched as issued, uncut and partially unopened in the original drab paste-paper boards, spine lettered in mss in brown ink, small nick at head of upper joint, some light rubbing and wear to spine, old accession number in brown ink at head of upper cover, covers a little foxed and soiled, extremities rubbed and bumped; an attractive wide-margined copy. First edition, and a most attractive copy, of this early and detailed study on malaria as observed in the Neretva delta in Dalmatia by the noted Paduan physician, Giuseppe Pujati (1701-1760). Now a popular Croatian tourist destination, recognized as an area of great natural beauty, diversity of landscape, and ecological importance, at the time of publication the region was an inhospitable marshy valley, beset by a fever that was particularly prevalent during the autumn. In this detailed treatise on the ?Neretva disease?, Pujati first presents a brief history of the fever, before examining its? nature and progress, and concluding with an account of a number of historical outbreaks. In this erudite work Pujati makes frequent reference to both contemporary and historical sources, citing authors such as Lancisi, Ramazzini, Boerhaave, Morgani, Winslow, Haller, Heister, Hoffman, Hippocrates and Celsus. Pujati concludes that he believes the disease to be some kind of plague, from which there is little chance of survival, and believed too that the pestiferous stagnant water in certain places could also kill fish, and that marsh birds were also poisoned by the lethal evaporations. Pujati?s work was later referred to by Alberto Fortis in his account of his early voyages to Dalmatia in 1774. Indeed Pujati?s dire warnings ?were enough to frighten anyone who had a mind to go there? according to Fortis. By taking some sensible precautions however, Fortis and his reluctant crew survived a fifteen day stay in the region in October, and his observations note the possibility of it being a mosquito-transmitted disease. Pujati first studied in Venice and then at the University of Padua, where he was a student of Morgagni and Vallisneri. After graduation he practiced in Venice, Dalmatia, Polcenigo and Pordenone, before obtaining in 1737 the post of Senior physician in Feltre, where he spent 12 years. In 1754 the Venetian Senate called him to the Chair of Ordinary Practice Medicine in Padua University, a post he held until his death. Blake p. 366; Wellcome IV, p. 447; OCLC locates a number of additional copies including Yale and Michigan in the US, and Berlin, Göttingen, and Edinburgh. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leo Cadogan Rare Books Ltd., ABA, ILAB]
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        A Proper Answer to a Late Scurrilous Libel, Entitled, An Apology for the Conduct of a Late Celebrated Second-Rate Minister

      M. Cooper, London 1747 - First edition. [ii], iv, [2, blank], 5-44 pp., with half-title and A4 blank. 8vo. The last of Fielding's political tracts, a response to an anti-ministerial pamphlet - An Apology for the Conduct of a Late Celebrated Second-Rate Minister - that posed as the apology of Thomas Winnington, a prominent Whig and member of the government. "Winnington" claims that he and every memember of the Walpole government were secret Jacobites, bent on persuing policies so destructive to England's health that the Hanoverians would be booted out and the Stuarts restored to the throne. Fielding's reply, which drips with anti-Catholic venom, is derided by Battestin as essentially hack work done to order by his friends and patrons in the government. There was even the suggestion in a pamphlet response entitled The Patriot Analized (1748), that the original Apology was itself a product of Fielding's pen, an elaborate set-up which enabled him to doubly profit from his Answer. A rare complete copy, with half-title and blank A4, of an uncommon work on the market. Cross III, p. 315. Provenance: Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate) Modern blue wrappers. Stab holes, a few paper flaws on half-title and advertisement, and small closed tears on half-title. In a custom quarter cloth and card folder [ii], iv, [2, blank], 5-44 pp., with half-title and A4 blank. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Speculum vitæ Aulicæ,

      1747 1747 - Eller den fordanskede Reynike Foss, hvori under Dyrenes og andre forblummede Navne moraliseres over det Menniskelige Levnet i Almindelighed og Hof-Levnet i Særdeleshed. Deelt udi fire Bøger, Men Indholdet af hver Bog og syndige Moralier over hver Fabel. Skrevet først paa Tydsk, siden i det Danske Sprog oversat af Herman Weigere; men nu sat paa gandske nye Danske Vers af den, der undertiden søger sin Fornøyelse I Historiske Haandtegninger. Kjøbenhavn: Christoph Georg Glasing 1747. Med træskåret frontispice og træsnit samt vignetter i teksten. [36] + 585 + [21] s. Eksemplar med blåt snit indbundet i smukt 1800-tals halvlæder med guld- og blindtryk på ryggen. Bind med lette brugsspor; det let brunplettede titelblad, trykt i rødt og sort, repareret forneden (enkelte ord erstattet med håndskrift), frontispice med reparation, ca. en femtedel erstattet af håndtegning. * 4. udgave, udgivet af Jac. Høyer, og også af stor sjældenhed. 1. udgave udkom 1555, 2. udgave 1656 og 3. udgave ca. 1730. Bibl. Danica IV, 267.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        In the collection of Henry Hoare Esqr.". Italienische Landschaft.

      - Kupferstich von T. Mason nach Claude Lorrain (Claudio Gillee Lorenese), published by Ar. Pond, 1747, 36,5x51 cm (Etwas stockfleckig) *Claude Lorrain, auch bekannt als Claude Gellée oder Claude Le Lorrain, (* 1600 in Chamagne, Lothringen, Département des Vosges - 23. November 1682 in Rom) war ein französischer Maler des Barock.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Grund GbR]
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        Historie om Conqvêten af Mexico eller Om Indtagelsen Af det Nordlige America Bekiendt under Navnet af Nye Spanien. Skrevet på Spansk af (...) Staats-Secretaire hos Hans Catholske Majestet og øverste Chronologus over Indien oversatt af Birgitte lange.

      First Edition, (24)+406+(10)+ 518+(10) sider sider, Kjøbenhavn, 1747, Indbundet i et samtidigt hellæder med ophøjede bånd. Med titelfelt med rester a forgyldning. Bindet er noget slidt og er restaureret professionelt

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        Kst.- Karte, in 2 Blatt v. Oettinger n. Zollmann b. Homann Erben, "Sectio inferior, Dvcatvm Vinariensem, ." und "Sectio svperior Thvringiae Orientalis, in qva Comitatvs Schwarzbvrgicvs superior, Dynastiae Blanckenhain, Kranichfeld, Remda, reliqva confiniis Dvcatus Gothani et Osterlandiae .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1747, je 32 x 46,5 2 zusammensetzbare Karten, jeweils mit Kopftitel in lat. Sprache. Rechts unten große Titelkartusche ( Text in lat. Sprache ), links oben eine weitere Kartusche mit Erklärungen Zeigt das Fürstentum Weimar und die Grafschaft Schwarzburg. Gebiet Querfurt, Gera, Hildburghausen, Gotha. - Tadellos.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        THE COMPLEAT HOUSEWIFE or, ACCOMPLISH'D GENTLEWOMAN'S COMPANION. Being a collection of upwards of six hundred of the most approved receipts in Cookery, Pastry, Confectionary, Preserving, Pickles, Cakes, Creams, Jellies, Made Wines, Cordials.

      London, printed for H. Pemberton, at the Golden-Buck, against St. Dunstans-Church in Fleet-Street, M.DCC.XLVII. [1747].. With copper plates curiously engraven for the regular Disposition or Placing the various Dishes and Courses. and also bills of Fare for every Month in the Year. To which is added, a collection of above three hundred family receipts of medicines; viz. Drinks, Syrups, Salves, Ointments, and various other Thing, of sovereign and approved Efficacy in most Distempers, Pains, Aches, Wounds, Sores, &c particularly Mrs. Stevenss Medicines for the Cure of the Stone and Gravel, and Dr. Meads famous Receipt for the Cure of a Bite of a mad Dog; with several other excellent Receipts for the same, which have cured when the Person was disordered, and the salt Water faild; never before made publick; fit either for private Families, or such publick-spirited Gentlewomen as would be beneficent to their poor Neighbours. By E. Smith. The thirteenth edition, with very large additions 1747, a reissue with a cancel title page of 1746 edition, 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, engraved frontispiece of ladies cooking in a kitchen, 6 folding plates of meal settings, plate 1 missing and a smaller facsimile inserted (see image), pages: xx, title page, 10 pages of Preface and 8 pages of "A Bill of Fare for every season of the Year", [1]-366, i-xiv - index, bound in full contemporary calf, no label to spine. Spine and covers scuffed and rubbed, cracks to head and tail of hinges but covers still firmly attached, small chip with loss to top of spine, shelf wear to edges and corners, outer margin of engraved frontispiece slightly shaved, no loss to image, 1 folding plate has top corner missing, not affecting image, folds of 2 plates neatly repaired on blank sides, hardly noticeable, the supplement at rear slightly protruding from text block, no loose pages, occasional light foxing and age-browning, but text mostly clean. Contemporary ink name of Elizabeth Pinkstone with the date 10 May 1747, and underneath Lucretia Broadbridge who was given the book in 1781 by Elizabeth Pinkstone. See ESTC T139259 three copies located, British Library and two copies in USA. This edition not listed in most of the standard cookery bibliographies. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Svea Rikes Historia. Ifrån des begynnelse til Wåra tider efter Hans Kongl. Maj:ts nådiga behag på Riksens Höglofliga ständers åstundan. Förste delen, Som innehåller hela hedniska tiden; Andre delen, Som innehåller Påfivska tiden; Tredje delen, Som innehåller K.Gustafs och K.Eriks tider; Treje delen, Andra bandet, Som innehåller K.Johans, K.Sigismunds och K.Carl den lX:des tider.

      Tryckt hos Lars Salvius: Förste delen 1747, Andre delen 1750, Tredje delen förste bandetv1760 och 61, Tredje selen andre bandet 1761 och 62. Inbunden bok. 4 halvfranska dåtida band med marmorerdefram och baksidor. Exlibris. Några anteckningar på bandens insidor, namn små anteckningar

      [Bookseller: Gefle Antikvariat]
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        Della insigne abbaziale Basilica di S.Stefano di Bologna. UNITO A: Filostene Oresteo: Riflessioni sopra la storia della Basilica di S.Stefano di Bologna, ultimamente data in luce in essa cittˆ dal Padre D. Celestino Petracchi. UNITO A: Vestanio Missenio a Filostene Oresteo P.A. Lettera sopra le riflessioni fatte alla storia della Basilica si S.Stefano di Bologna data in luce dal padre D.Celestino Petracchi monaco celestino, e sua risposta.

      Bologna, nella Stamperia di Domenico Guidotti e Giacomo Mellini, 1747, tre volumi rilegati in uno in-4to mezza pergamena non coeva, tassello con fregi e titoli dorati al dorso, pp. XVI-351 con marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio, capolettera e finale xilografico. Unito a: Venezia, appresso Pietro Bassaglia, 1747, pp. XXXII, marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio e fregio in fine. Unito a: Venezia, appresso Pietro Bassaglia, 1748, pp. XXXI, marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio, testatina e capolettera figurato xilografico. Qualche lieve fioritura ma bellÕensemble di queste tra parti difficilmente reperibili riunite.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        De Plafonds of Gallerystukken uit de Kerk der Eerw. P.P. Jesuiten te Antwerpen geschilderd door P.P. Rubens.[Les plat-fonds, ou Les tableaux des galeries de l'église des R.R.P.P. Jésuites d'Anvers, peints par P.P. Rubens]

      Jean Punt, Amsterdam 4228 - In-folio oblong (44 x 59 cm).Demi-maroquin à grain long citron, non rogné (reliure du XIXe). Important recueil de 24 gravures sur cuivre par Jean Punt d'après les relevés de Jacob de Wit sur les originaux peints par Rubens dans l?église des jésuites d?Anvers. Les planches sont datées de 1747 à 1759.Il existe plusieurs versions de ce recueil dont les plus complètes possèdent 1 frontispice et 36 planches.Dos manquant.Très rare.

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        Delarvatio tincturae philosophorum, das ist: Kurtze und einfältige Erklährung des Lapidis Benedicti, worinnen die Hieroglyphica nomina philosophorum obscura. deutlich gemachet.

      Ober- und Nieder-Wasserberg gedruckt durch Mercurium Schweffelmann (di: Sommer in Leipzig) () 1747 - (17,5 x 10,5 cm). (16) 94 (10) S. Pappband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe dieser seltenen Schrift über den Stein der Weisen. Über den Verfasser ist nichts weiter bekannt. - "Vermummt und unkenntlich gemacht wurde der Stein der Weisen Denen, welche seine nähere Bekanntschaft zu machen wünschten, in den absichtlich undeutlichen Anweisungen, wie man ihm näher treten und ihn sein eigen nennen könne.; es galt, den Gegenstand der Begierde aus der Vermummung herauszubekommen, aber es ist zweifelhaft, ob Einem dazu verholfen hat die 'Delarvatio.'" (Kopp). - Titelblatt gestempelt und im Falz mit schwachem Feuchtigkeitsrand. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt und mit angeschnittenen Druckmarginalien. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, sonst wohlerhalten. - Kopp II, 352; Ferguson II, 27 (Anm.); Duveen 352; Neu 2339; Caillet 2905; Brüning 4514; vgl. Ferchl 309 (Ausg. 1769) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Darstellung der Umgebung aus der Vogelschau, ".prospectivischer Plan. erbauten Lustschlosses auf dem Carlsberg nebst der Gegend der Residenz Stadt Weikersheim".

      - altkol. Kupferstich b. Homann Erben, dat. 1747, 45 x 54 Sandler, S. 129 ff. und S. 137; Fauser, 15192. - Unten rechts die dek. Titelkartusche, links oben Erklärungen. Die umliegenden Städte und Dörfer ( wie Röttingen, Neubronn, Nassau u. a. ) perspektivisch dargestellt.

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        A New and Accurate Map of the Empire of Japan Laid down from the Memoirs of the Portuguese and Dutch; and particularly from the Jesuit Missionaries.

      1747 - London, 1747. Coloured. 365 x 445mm. Highly detailed map of Japan, published in the 'Complete Atlas', with an illustrated title cartouche. 'Jesso' is equated with Kamchatka. WALTER: OAG 92; HUBBARD: 91.2.

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        MEMOIRES CRITIQUES pour servir d'Eclaircissemens sur divers Points de L'HISTOIRE ANCIENNE DE LA SUISSE et sur les monumens d'antiquité qui la concernent; avec une nouvelle Carte de la Suisse Ancienne

      - Lausanne: Marc-Michel Bousquet et Compagnie, 1747-1749. Complet en 3 vol. in-4: 22 x 27 cm. I/ xxiv-588 pp., 1 carte dép.; II/ 600 pp., [2] pl.; III/ 626 pp., 2 cartes dép. Première édition / édition originale. Ouvrages illustrés d'un frontispice allégorique, de trois vignettes et de trois bandeaux de titre gravés par Soubeyran d'après Delamonce, de 2 pl. grav. (Bas relief du Sympule, Statue conservée à Mury - Déesse Epone), d'une inscription "enchâssée dans la muraille en dedans du Vestibule de la Maison de Ville de Lausanne" gravée à demi-page par Schwebet, de la Carte pour l'histoire ancienne, en deux parties dép. reliées à la fin du vol. 3, et d'une carte de la Suisse à l'Epoque des Romains, d'après Haller, imprimée à Berne en 1812, reliée en tête du 1er vol. Reliure de l'époque en veau moucheté. Dos à cinq nerfs avec pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tomaison et caissons dorés. Tranches rouges. Quelques piqûres et annotations manuscrites dans les marges. « Loys de Bochat fait œuvre de pionnier en s'intéressant à l'Helvétie romaine et à la toponymie » (DHS). Biblio.: Barth, I, 1 / Quérard, I, 362 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elements of Plane Geometry. To which are added, an Essay on the Maxima and Minima of Geometrical Quantities, and A brief Treatise of regular Solids; also, the Mensuration of both Superficies and Solids, together with the Construction of a large Variety of Geometrical Problems

      Printed for the Author; Samuel Farrer and John Turner, London 1747 - Reliure anglaise en veau de l'époque, decors à froids sur les plats Un volume in-8 (201x125 mm), vi-193-(1) pages Coins émoussés. Dos restauré (à l'anglaise, "rebacked"), gardes renouvellées . Thomas Simpson, fut un mathématicien anglais autodidacte et un ardent défenseur des théories de son compatriote Isaac Newton. En 1743, il est nommé professeur de mathématiques à Woolwich et, deux ans plus tard (le 5 décembre 1745), il est élu membre de la Royal Society. Ses ' Élémens de Géométrie ' ont connu un grand succès tant en Angleterre avec six éditions qu'en France (pas moins de 5 éditions). Rare édition originale des éléments de géométrie de Thomas Simpson. DSB [XII, p. 444 " 'Geometry' which led to an argument with Robert Simson (whose editions of Euclid became very popular), represent a significant revision of the original Greek treatment along the lines of Clairaut and other Continental mathematicians"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full calf, blindstamped pannel on covers with corner pieces. 8vo (201x125 mm), vi-193-(1) pages Corners bumped. Rebacked, endpapers renewed . Rare first edition of the ' Element of Plane geometry ' of Thomas Simpson. Mathematician, Simpson. was the son of a weaver. On 1743, he was appointed professor of mathematics at the Royal Academy at Woolwich, and on 1745 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. His ' Element of Plane geometry ' were a bestseller with 6 London editions between 1714 and 1821, five at Paris, and one at Amsterdam. DSB [XII, p. 444 " 'Geometry' which led to an argument with Robert Simson (whose editions of Euclid became very popular), represent a significant revision of the original Greek treatment along the lines of Clairaut and other Continental mathematicians"] In 8 338g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoires de Maximilien de Bethune, duc de Sully, Principal Ministre de Henry Le Grand

      London, 1747. Full-Leather. Very Good. 3 vols.: Vol. 1: xxxvi, 607; Vol. 2: x, 612; Vol. 3: vi, 617 p. Vol. 1 has engraved frontispiece and engraved portraits of the author as well as Henry IV of France. Title page and a few other vignettes. Full leather with raised bands. Gold impressing on spines. Lower spine labels nearly completely chipped away. Some softness and tearing at spine ends. Worn and bumped. Hinges cracking. Labels and slight label residue on front pastedowns. Slight thumbing, soiling, foxing throughout. Volume I: Page 53 has chipped bottom corner. Small worm hole in rear board. Maximilien de BÈthune, duc de Sully (1560 - 1641) was a soldier, minister, Huguenot and superintendent of finances to Henry IV of France until that king was assassinated. His memoirs, written in the second person, are valuable as historical documents and as an autobiography - despite the fact that they contain many fictions, such as a mission undertaken by Sully to Queen Elizabeth I in 1601.

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        Hecho por informe que hicieron los oficiales reales de la Villa Imperial de Potosi

      1747 - Marrying in the colonial administration. N.d. [1747]. N.p. [Lima]. In folio (284 mm x 196 mm). 1 [blank] + 28 leaves. Modern wrappers. Light toning, else very good. 1,200 $ Likely the first -and only- edition. Rare imprint concerning the legal case of a judge –Ignacio Antonio del Castillo- with the Real Audiencia de la Plata, who was suspended in the early 1740´s for marrying from a women native of his Audiencia, a union which required the express authorisation from the King. Castillo was later reinstated with all honours in 1746. The prohibition of marrying within the region where an officer was appointed was of a practical nature, and as such, could be overlooked against a fee to be paid to the Crown (Cf. Bridikhina: “Theatrum mundi; Entramados del poder en Charcas colonial”, p.117). Gomez Garcia was a legitimate son to Captain Jose Gomez Garcia and Luisa Flores de Villoria y Mondragon; Gomez Garcia scaled rapidly within the colonial administration of Peru, having been appointed as Fiscal de Charcas, Oidor for the Lima Audiencia (Cf. Lohmann Villena “Los minitros de la audiencia de Lima en el Reinado de los Borbones). Rare limenian imprint, only one copy sold at auction –this one- and only one copy in public institutions in Spain according to CCPBE. Medina, Lima 986. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elemens de Physique, ou introduction à la Philosophie de Newton

      Charles-Antoine Jombert, Paris 1747 - Plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré portant les pièces de titre et de tomaison. Deux volumes in-8 (197x120 mm), (8)-iv-356-(2) pages / (2)-iv-478(2) pages et 50 planches Une coiffe et coins abîmés, petits manques de cuir au plat supérieur du tome 2 . Première édition de cette traduction du 'Physices elementa mathematica', le maître-ouvrage de Gravesande et l'un des meilleurs exposés de la pensée de Newton. C'est la seconde traduction française, la première par Elie de Joncourt avait paru en 1746. Exemplaire très frais DSB [V, p. 510 : "The scientific reputation of'sGravesande is enshrined in this book .(it) was easily the most influential book of its kind, at least before 1750. It was a larger, better-argued, and more philosophical work than most of its predecessors; moreover, it leaned heavely on Opticks (including the queries) as well as on the Principia . The strength of his exposition was in his perfection of the method of justifying scientific truths either by self-evidence or by appeal to experimental verification in the manner already begun by Keill and Desaguliers, perfected by him through the design of many new instruments constructed by the instrument maker Jan van Musschenbroek."] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces. Two 8vo (197x120 mm), (8)-iv-356-(2) pages / (2)-iv-478(2) pages and 50 plates One cap and corners worn, small lacks on the upper cover of part 2 . First edition of this translation; there was an other French translation by Elie de Joncourt which appeared in 1746. Originally published in 1720-21, this summary of Newtonian physics was in itself an important work. Fresh copy DSB [V, p. 510 : "The scientific reputation of'sGravesande is enshrined in this book .(it) was easily the most influential book of its kind, at least before 1750. It was a larger, better-argued, and more philosophical work than most of its predecessors; moreover, it leaned heavely on Opticks (including the queries) as well as on the Principia . The strength of his exposition was in his perfection of the method of justifying scientific truths either by self-evidence or by appeal to experimental verification in the manner already begun by Keill and Desaguliers, perfected by him through the design of many new instruments constructed by the instrument maker Jan van Musschenbroek."] In quarto / 4to 1296g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Entstehung und Entwicklung der hohen Schulen unsers Erdtheils. Band 1 bis 4 komplett. [Von Christoph Meiners].

      VI, 402 VIII, 414, (2) IV, 416 IV, 394, (2) Seiten. Frakturdruck. 8 (20 x 13 cm) Dekorative Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf dem Rückenschild, floraler Rückenvergoldung, Steinmarmorpapierbezügen und rotgefärbten Schnitten. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. ADB XXI, 224ff. - Erman-Horn I, 670. - Heinsius II, 975. - Christoph Meiners, geboren 1747 als Sohn eines Postmeisters in Hemmoor, gestorben 1810, war Philosoph, Ethnograph, Professor der Weltweisheit in Göttingen und ein Vertreter der Popularphilosophie. Schon zu Schulzeiten gelobt für sein erzählerisches Talent entwickelte er bald einen fast monomanischen Drang des Lesens, Exzerpierens und Belehrens, der sich zeitlebens aus einem außergewöhnlich breiten Themenspektrum speiste. Meiners Werke zeugen von seiner Belesenheit, Fleiß und Interesse, zeigen zuweilen aber auch Spuren einer Übereifrigkeit oder wenig maßvoller Ambitionen so schrieb er sowohl 'Abriß der Psychologie' und 'Grundriß der Seelenlehre' als auch 'Versuch über die Religions-Geschichte der ältesten Völker, besonders der Aegypter', bald 'Grundriß der Geschichte aller Religionen', 'Grundriß der Geschichte der Menschheit' oder 'Grundriß der Geschichte der Weltweisheit', aber auch 'Geschichte des weiblichen Geschlechts', 'Vergleichung des älteren und neueren Rußlands', schließlich 'Historische Vergleichung der Sitten und Verfassungen, der Gesetze und Gewerbe, des Handels und der Religion, der Wissenschaften und Lehranstalten des Mittelalters mit denen unseres Jahrhunderts'. Sein Schaffen begann mit der Nähe zu esoterischer Philosophie und seine spätere Beschäftigung mit den Freiheitsrechten von "Negern und Juden" trieben recht eigenwillige Blüten. Während der Franzosenzeit informierte er als verdeckter Zuträger regelmäßig Johannes von Müller über politische Stimmungen und Vorfälle in Göttingen. Seine späteren Werke, wie die vorliegende Geschichte der hohen Schulen, besaßen dann die Stetigkeit und Umsicht, die frühere Schriften gelegentlich vermissen ließen. - Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit entfernter Rückensignatur, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf Vorsatz- und Titelblatt. Kapitale und Deckel schwach berieben, Ecken leicht bestoßen. Insgesamt sehr gut erhaltenes und erfreulich sauberes Exemplar des gesuchten und in diesem Zustand nicht häufigen Werkes zur Akademie- und Universitätsgeschichte, hier in schönen Halbledereinbänden.

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        Reflexions sur la Cause generale des Vents. Piéce qui a remporté le Prix proposé par l'Académie Royale des Sciences de Berlin, pour l'Année 1746

      David l'aîné, Paris 1747 - Plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré portant la pièce de titre, tranches rouges, gardes en papier marbré. Un volume in quarto (214x159 mm), (8)-xxviii-194-138 pages et 2 planches dépliantes Mors et coiffes finement restaurés Quelques rousseurs, mais globalement un très bon exemplaire Édition originale de cet important traité de météorologie scientifique. Cette édition de Paris parue en même temps que celle de Berlin est la seule à contenir aussi en 2e partie la version originale latine du texte, traduite par d'Alembert lui-même. Sur l'aspect de la météorologie, d'Alembert a sous estimé l'effet de la chaleur dont il estimait qu'elle n'avait qu'un impact local sur les vents. Ce traité est cependant d'une grande importance car c'est la première fois que sont utilisées les équations différentielles partielles en physique mathématique. Norman [34 : "Alembert’s treatise on winds contained the first general use of partial differential equations in mathematical physics, a technique later perfected by Euler."], DSB [I, p. 113 : "In 1747 d'Alembert published two more important works, one of which, the Réflexions sur la cause générale des vents, won a prize from the Prussian Academy. In it appeared the first general use of partial differential equations in mathematical physics. Euler later perfected the techniques of using these equations. The pattern was to become a familiar one : d'Alembert, Daniel Bernoulli, or Clairaut would pioneer a technique, and Euler would take it far beyond their capacity to develop it. D'Alembert's treatise on winds was the only one of his works honored by a prize and ironically, was later shown to be based on insufficient assumptions. D'Alembert assumed that wind patterns were the result of tidal effects on the atmosphere, and he relegated the influence of heat to a minor role, one that caused only local variations from the general circulation. Still, as a work on atmospheric tides it was successful, and Lagrange continued to praise d'Alembert's efforts many years later"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title in gilt on lettering-piece, red edges, marbled endpapers. 4to (214x159 mm), (8)-xxviii-194-138 pages and 2 folding plates Joints and caps with skillful leather restoration Some foxing First edition of this important work on atmospheric tides. Norman [34 : "Alembert’s treatise on winds contained the first general use of partial differential equations in mathematical physics, a technique later perfected by Euler."], DSB [I, p. 113 : "In 1747 d'Alembert published two more important works, one of which, the Réflexions sur la cause générale des vents, won a prize from the Prussian Academy. In it appeared the first general use of partial differential equations in mathematical physics. Euler later perfected the techniques of using these equations. The pattern was to become a familiar one : d'Alembert, Daniel Bernoulli, or Clairaut would pioneer a technique, and Euler would take it far beyond their capacity to develop it. D'Alembert's treatise on winds was the only one of his works honored by a prize and ironically, was later shown to be based on insufficient assumptions. D'Alembert assumed that wind patterns were the result of tidal effects on the atmosphere, and he relegated the influence of heat to a minor role, one that caused only local variations from the general circulation. Still, as a work on atmospheric tides it was successful, and Lagrange continued to praise d'Alembert's efforts many years later"] In quarto / 4to 698g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historie om Conqvêten af Mexico eller Om Indtagelsen Af det Nordlige America Bekiendt under Navnet af Nye Spanien. Skrevet på Spansk af (.) Staats-Secretaire hos Hans Catholske Majestet og øverste Chronologus over Indien oversatt af Birgitte lange.

      Kjøbenhavn 1747 - (24)+406+(10)+ 518+(10) sider p. Indbundet i et samtidigt hellæder med ophøjede bånd. Med titelfelt med rester a forgyldning. Bindet er noget slidt og er restaureret professionelt [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Porträt des Rittmeister Johann Carl von Gutermann; im Hintergrund Schloßanlage ('Dem Hoch Edlen und Gestrengen Herrn Johann Carl von Gutermann Berühmten Silber Iubelier, und dieser des Heil. Römischen Reichs Statt Augspurg Ritt=Meister.').

      - Schabkunstblatt v. Gabriel Bodenehr jun., dat. 1747, 41,5 x 28 Nicht bei Schefold, Bayerisch Schwaben. - Sehr seltenes Schabkunstblatt von G. Bodenehr jun. - Unter dem Blatt Familienwappen, Verlegeradresse und Huldigung für Gutermann.

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        BREVIARIUM ROMANUM EX DECRETO SACRO SANTI CONCILII TRIDENTINI RESTITUTURA. PARS VERNA. PARS AUTUMNALIS. PARS AESTIVA. PARS HIEMALIS.

      Amberes 1747. Pasta española con dorados. Impreso a dos columnas .Architypographia Plantiniana. Impreso a dos tintas. PARS VERNA: 30+572+ccxxxii+15. Contiene PROPIUM SANTORUM HISPANORUM..Amberes 1742. Architipographia Plantiniana. 71 pp. PARS HIEMALIS: 52+560+ccxxvii pp. SANCTORUM HISPANORUM. Amberes 1742.79 pp. PARS AESTIVA. 30+592+ ccxi+18pp Contiene PROPIUM SANCTORUM HISPANORUM.Amberes 1742. 84 pp. PARS AUTUMNALIS : 30+ 524+ccxl+3 . Contiene PROPIUM SANCTORUM HISPANORUM. Amberes 1742.64 pp. Architypographia Plantiniana. Con grabados. Cubiertas algo rozadas.Firma del anterior propietario. Pequeña manchita en lomo en Autumnalis que no afecta al texto. En latín. 22x15.

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        Della insigne abbaziale Basilica di S.Stefano di Bologna. UNITO A: Filostene Oresteo: Riflessioni sopra la storia della Basilica di S.Stefano di Bologna, ultimamente data in luce in essa città dal Padre D. Celestino Petracchi. UNITO A: Vestanio Missenio a Filostene Oresteo P.A. Lettera sopra le riflessioni fatte alla storia della Basilica si S.Stefano di Bologna data in luce dal padre D.Celestino Petracchi monaco celestino, e sua risposta.

      Bologna, nella Stamperia di Domenico Guidotti e Giacomo Mellini, 1747, tre volumi rilegati in uno in-4to mezza pergamena non coeva, tassello con fregi e titoli dorati al dorso, pp. XVI-351 con marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio, capolettera e finale xilografico. Unito a: Venezia, appresso Pietro Bassaglia, 1747, pp. XXXII, marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio e fregio in fine. Unito a: Venezia, appresso Pietro Bassaglia, 1748, pp. XXXI, marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio, testatina e capolettera figurato xilografico. Qualche lieve fioritura ma bell'ensemble di queste tra parti difficilmente reperibili riunite.

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        Epitome Historico del portentoso Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Monserrate. Ilustrado con los sucessos historicos mas mémorables de los Principes sus Devotos y Bienhechores, dividese en cuatro partes.

      Barcelona, Pablo Campins, 1747. - in-4. 24ff. 500pp. 19ff. 1 planche gravée. Plein vélin, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin, gardes de papier marbré (reliure de l'époque). Edition augmentée par rapport à la première parue l'année précédente, de cette histoire de Monserrat, oeuvre de l'érudit barcelonais Pedro Serra y Postius (1671-1748). Commerçant de profession, ce bibliophile passionné avait réunit un grand nombre d'écrits ayant trait à l'histoire de la Catalogne et à l'histoire ecclésiastique, écrits sur lesquels il basa la rédaction de quantité d'oeuvres, dont cette histoire de Montserrat, dédiée au roi Jean V du Portugal. Cet ouvrage richement documenté regorge d'informations pittoresques, d'anecdotes, de légendes locales, et d'expressions populaires qui en font un document historique de grand intérêt. Il inclut en outre une gravure sur bois représentant la montagne et le sanctuaire. Exemplaire un peu court de marges. Rousseurs générales, traces de mouillures, quelques taches. Palau, 310092.

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        [Drop-title]: Catalogue de Tableaux, provenans de la Gallerie & du Cabinet de M. le Baron de Banckheim. Qui seront vendus le Mercredy 12. avril 1747…

      47 pp. Small 8vo, attractive modern paste-paper wrappers. [Paris]: de l'Imprimerie de Montalant, approbation dated 1747. One of the major painting sales of the decade. 121 lots. Fine copy. ❧ Lugt 662.

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        A Compleat and Authentick History of the Rise, Progress, and Extinction of the Late Rebellion, and of the Proceedings against the Principal Persons Concerned Therein

      M. Cooper, London 1747 - First edition. [iv], 155, [1] pp., lacking folding chart. 8vo. Cross attributes this work to Fielding on the basis of an advertisement for The History of the Present Rebellion (1745) found in the second edition of Sarah Fielding's Cleopatra and Octavia (1758). Cross was unable to locate a copy and so attributed the present work to Fielding. The ESTC, refering to Fielding's anti-Jacobite periodical, lists the work as "Based upon the detailed account which Henry Fielding published, week by week, in The True Patriot." Battestin rejects the Fielding attribution, as does W.B. Coley in the Wesleyan Edition of The True Patriot and Related Writings (1987).[bound after:] Five pamphlets by John SHEBBEARE, comprising:A Second Letter to the Poeple of England. On Foreign Subsidies, Subsidiary Armies, and Their Consequences to this Nation. London: J. Scott, 1755; A Third Letter to the People of England. On Liberty, Taxes, and the Application of Public Money. London: J. Scott, 1756; A Fourth Letter to the People of England. On the Conduct of the M--rs in Alliances, Fleets, and Armies, Since the First Differences on the Ohio, to the Taking of Minorca by the French. London: M. Collyer, 1756; A Fifth Letter to the People of England, on the Subversion of the Constitution: and, the Necessity of it's [sic] Being Restored. London: J. Morgan, 1757; A Sixth Letter to the People of England, on the Progress of National Ruin. London, 1757. Cross III, pp. 314-5 Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, red morocco spine label ("Political Pamphlets"), sprinkled edges. Loss of leather at head of spine and rear joint, covers scuffed with loss to paper [iv], 155, [1] pp., lacking folding chart. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Scientiae eclipsium commercio Sinarum illustratae pars tertia. Investigationes ordinis eclipsium, ubi praecipue aliorum eclipticae periodi explicantur, novae inveniuntur a p. Melchiore a Briga e Societate Jesu.

      - Lucae, typis Salvatoris, & Jo. Dominici Marescandoli, 1747, in-4, cartonatura originale, pp. [2], XXIV, [2], 228. Con 17 tavv. incise in rame ripiegate in fine. In questo esemplare l'occhietto è legato dopo le pagine con numerazione romana. Si tratta del solo terzo volume sui quattro della "Scientia eclipsium ex imperio, et commercio Sinarum illustrata [.]". Diz. biografico degli Italiani, voce Dalla Briga: "L'opera è distinta in quattro parti, corredate ciascuna di titolo, dedica e introduzione specifici. La prima parte, stampata a Roma nel 1744, fu inviata nel 1738 al Dalla Briga dall'autore, G.F. Simonelli, visitatore delle missioni dell'Ordine in Cina, e riguarda la teoria astronomica ed ottica delle eclissi. La seconda, dovuta al p. Ignazio Kögler, direttore dell'osservatorio imperiale di Pechino, fu stampata a Lucca nel 1745 e presenta varie osservazioni di eclissi e di congiunzioni planetarie effettuate in quell'osservatorio. La terza parte, sulla propagazione delle eclissi sulla superficie terrestre, e la quarta, sulle tecniche per la loro previsione e osservazione, stampate entrambe a Lucca nel 1747, sono dello stesso Dalla Briga, che curò anche le altre corredandole di tavole e dati integrativi". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEDICINA BRITANNICA , or a treatise on such physical plants, as are generally to be found in the fields or gardens in Great-Britain: Containing A particular Account of their Nature, Virtues, and Uses.

      London: printed for R. Manby and H. Shute Cox, opposite the Old Bailey, on Ludgate-Hill, MDCCXLVII. [1747]. Together with the observations of the most learned physicians, as well ancient as modern, communicated to the late ingenious Mr. Ray, and the learned Dr. Sim. Pauli. Adapted More especially to the Occasions of those, whose Condition or Situation of Life deprives them, in a great Measure, of the Helps of the Learned. By Tho. Short, of Sheffield, M. D. The second edition. To which is added, an appendix: containing the true preparation, preservation, uses and doses of most forms of remedies necessary for private Families. SECOND EDITION 1747, with the addition of a separately paginated appendix. 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: Advert leaf, [2], xxxi, [1] errata, 1-352, 1-40, bound in full contemporary calf, rebacked with original spine relaid. Binding rubbed, small repairs to corners, endpapers and first page of Preface foxed, pale foxing throughout, mostly to margins, long old ink note in 1 margin and a few old ink plant names to the section on English and Latin Names, a few creases to top corners due to turning, otherwise a good copy. See: Blanche Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, Volume 3, No 1317, page 112, listing first edition; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Library, Volume 5, page 105, listing the second edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Paul-Jones, ou prophéties sur l'Amérique, l'Angleterre, la France, l'Espagne, la Hollande, &c. . y joint Le rêve d’un Suisse sur la révolution de l’Amérique, .[Basel], "De l'ere de l'independance de l'Amerique l’an V" [= 1780/81].Including: HELVETIUS, Jérome. Le rêve d'un Suisse.Basel, 1781. 8vo. With a general title-page and a divisional title for the Rêve. Set in roman and italic types with open and decorated titling capitals on the title-pages. Contemporary(?) reddish-brown paste-paper wrappers.

      - JCB II 2721; Howes J231; Sabin 36567. First and only edition of a collection of prophecies published in Europe during the American Revolution, attributed to the great American naval hero [John] Paul-Jones (1747-1792), whom the title-page describes as an American pirate, prophet and magician ("corsaire, prophéte & sorcier"). It says that Paul-Jones receives messages from "un grand tonnant" and writes them down. The messages comment on the American Revolution and the War of Independence, promising a bright future. The prophecy also illuminates the fates of some European countries. "A very amusing jeu d'esprit, the author of which shows himself to be no false prophet" (Sabin). Included at the end is Le rêve d'un Suisse (pp. 105-120), which tells the story of a Basel merchant, Jérome Helvetius, and his dream about the American Revolution. This work is mentioned on the general title-page and begins in the middle of a quire (G5r), so it is an integral part of the edition. Both title-pages dedicate the works to Benjamin Franklin, who at that time was living in France as American ambassador and had been a close friend of John Paul-Jones for several years.With some minor foxing and tiny stains. Paper wrapper somewhat creased. Overall in good condition, wholly untrimmed with all the bolts unopened.

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        Theurgia General, y Específica De Las Graves Calidades, Maravillosas Virtudes, y Apreciable Conocimiento De Las Mas Preciosas Piedras Del universo: Una Breve Explicación De Los Enigmáticos colores: Un Discurso Ilustrado giganteo; y Los Raros Hechos .(*)

      Antonio Marín, Madrid 1747 - .(*) del Obispo Fingido, Griego, Legatus à Latere. Al fin: Vida y Sucesos del Fingido Obispo Griego Francisco Camacho. Portada - 35 hojas y 343 pp. Muy conservado ejemplar encuadernado de época a medis piel y tela. Size: 21 x 15,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres choisies.Paris, Chez Dufart, An IV [1796]-An V [1797]. 16 parts in 8 volumes. 12mo. With 15 engraved frontispieces and 30 engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards.

      Cf. Cat. Van Rijn 828; Gumuchian 537, 544, 587-590 (other editions). First edition of the present collected works by one of the most popular French children's author at that time, Arnaud Berquin (1747-1791). He is best known for his L'ami des enfans, which started in 1782 as a children's periodical, the first ever of the genre. The present collection contains L'ami des enfans; L'ami de l'adolescence; Théatre de l'enfance; Introduction familières a la connoissance de la nature , with 15 plates of plants, animals and birds and 4 astronomical plates ; Idylles; Romances; Le petit grandisson; Sandford et Merton. Some occasional foxing, otherwise in good condition. Bindings worn along the extremities, somewhat damaged along the spines.

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        Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language Addressed to the Right and Honourable Philip Dormer, Earl of Chesterfield; One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State.

      London Printed for J. and P. Knapton, T. Longman and T. Shewell, C. Hitch. 1747 - Second Edition of Johnson's 'Plan' for the Dictionary and Printed to Coincide with the Publication of the Dictionary's First Edition [JOHNSON, Samuel]. The Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language. Addressed to the Right and Honourable Philip Dormer, Earl of Chesterfield; One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State. London: Printed for J. and P. Knapton, T. Longman and T. Shewell, C. Hitch., 1747 [i.e. 1755]. Second edition, one of 1500 copies printed to coincide with the publication of the Dictionary in 1755. Although the date on the title-page is 1747, it was actually published in 1755. There are two states of unknown priority, one as present copy with figure "4" on page 4, the other with figure "8" on page 4. Octavo in fours (7 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches; 194 x 115 mm). [2], 37, 1, blank] pp. Bound in a "Miscellany" together with other pamphlets. The only copy we could find at auction came up at Sotheby's in 1989. Eighteenth-century quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine stamped in gilt with letter "J", and with morocco label, and lettered in gilt All edges speckled red. Overall a very good copy, and specifically the Plan pamphlet is fine. "The description that Johnson wrote for the booksellers and labelled 'A Short Scheme for compiling a new Dictionary of the English Language' became the first draft of The Plan of A Dictionary of the English Language, published in August 1747.The principal changes Johnson made in transforming the 'Scheme' into a published Plan appear to be intended to address aspects of a larger concern:the nature and imposition of the lexicographer's authority for linguistic decisions. The most obvious example of this preoccupation is the insertion of several direct differential references to Lord Chesterfield, to whom the Plan, unlike the 'Scheme,' is addressed.The Plan published in early August 1747, reveals several alterations and insertions made by Johnson which relate explicitly to Chesterfield and his apparent belief of desires for the language and an English dictionary." (The Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773, Allen Reddick, pg 17-19) This Plan was part of an strong marketing plan to entice buyers to the Dictionary. It was reprinted in Scots Magazine as well as advertised for in newspapers. The reprinted separate pamphlet version (present work) was to be distributed for free. However printing this was far more expensive than simply advertising and there were fewer copies printed that the Dictionary itself. Bound together in the Miscellany are the following contemporary pamphlets: 1. The Devil upon Crutches in England, or Night Scenes in London. A satirical work . Part I. By a gentleman of Oxford . The second edition. London: printed for Philip Hodges . 1756. 2. The Devil upon Crutches in England . Part II . London: printed for Philip Hodges . 1756. Two parts, without the general title page but else complete. 3. Informations and other papers relating to the treasonable verses found at Oxford, July 17. 1754. The second edition. Oxford printed; and sold by Daniel Prince . 1755. 4. [Armstrong, John.] The Oeconomy of Love. A poetical essay . A new edition. London: printed for M. Cooper . 1753. 5. [Gally, Henry.] A dissertatation pronouncing the Greek language according to the ancients . London, printed for A. Millar . 1754. 6. Frey, Andreas. A true and authentic account of Andrew Frey. Containing the occasion of his coming among the Herrnhuters or Moravians . faithfully translated from the German . London printed: and sold by J. Robinson . 1753. 7. Trenck, Franz, Freiherr von der. Memoirs of the life of the illustrious Francis Baron Trenck . London: printed for W. Owen. 1747. 8. [Voltaire, François Marie Arouet de.] La défense de mon oncle. [Netherlands?, 1767] A scarce early edition, almost certainly printed in Holland, with no proper title page and ending on p. 136. See Voltaire, Oxford edition, vol. 64 p. 168, edition C. 9. [Voltaire, François Marie Arouet de.] L'homme aux quarante écus. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Paul-Jones, ou prophéties sur l'Amérique, l'Angleterre, la France, l'Espagne, la Hollande, &c. ... y joint Le rêve d'un Suisse sur la révolution de l'Amérique, ...[Basel], "De l'ere de l'independance de l'Amerique l'an V” [= 1780/81]. Including: HELVETIUS, Jérome. Le rêve d'un Suisse....Basel, 1781. 8vo. With a general title-page and a divisional title for the Rêve . Set in roman and italic types with open and decorated titling capitals on the title-pages. Contemporary(?) reddish-brown paste-paper wrappers.

      JCB II 2721; Howes J231; Sabin 36567. First and only edition of a collection of prophecies published in Europe during the American Revolution, attributed to the great American naval hero [John] Paul-Jones (1747-1792), whom the title-page describes as an American pirate, prophet and magician (“corsaire, prophéte & sorcier”). It says that Paul-Jones receives messages from "un grand tonnant" and writes them down. The messages comment on the American Revolution and the War of Independence, promising a bright future. The prophecy also illuminates the fates of some European countries. "A very amusing jeu d'esprit, the author of which shows himself to be no false prophet" (Sabin). Included at the end is Le rêve d'un Suisse (pp. 105-120), which tells the story of a Basel merchant, Jérome Helvetius, and his dream about the American Revolution. This work is mentioned on the general title-page and begins in the middle of a quire (G5r), so it is an integral part of the edition. Both title-pages dedicate the works to Benjamin Franklin, who at that time was living in France as American ambassador and had been a close friend of John Paul-Jones for several years.With some minor foxing and tiny stains. Paper wrapper somewhat creased. Overall in good condition, wholly untrimmed with all the bolts unopened.

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        ROBINSONADE: NIL HAMMELMANNS, ALS TAPFERN NACHFOLGERS DES WEITBERUHMTEN SEE-LANDERS NIL STAIRS, FORTGESETZTE MERCKWURDIGE REISEN

      Erfurt: J. D. Jungnicol . 1747 - Small 8°, [1] engraved frontispiece, 429 pp. Text, as always mistake with numeration with lacking pp. 9-10, later marbled paper cover with green calf spine and edges, gilt embossed letter D on the cover, gilt raised bands and gilt title on red label on the spine, purple fore-edge (Very Good, frontispiece and title page mounted on old paper, tiny folds and tears in margins of end papers). A first edition of popular German Robisonade, which was reprinted in the following years, in a decorative binding. - This is a first edition of Nil Hammelmanns’s travels, printed in Erfurt in 1747. The frontispiece shows four maps of imaginary island. Although the title mentions the book was allegedly translated from Dutch, is this probably an original German text. The second edition of the work was printed in the same year by the same publisher, and was followed by sequences in the following years. Robinsonade - The story of Robinson Crusoe was based on a real life experience by a sailor Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on Juan Fernández Island (today Robinson Crusoe Island ) for over four years, between 1704-1709. Upon his return a book based on his life was published with a title Fame of having lived four Years and four Months alone on the Island of Juan Fernandez, which inspired Daniel Defoe (circa 1660-1731) to write The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pyrates. This first edition of Robinson Crusoe was supposed to be only an unimportant entertaining book. It was Defoe’s 412th publication and he wrote it, because he needed money for his daughter’s wedding. It was published anonymously on April 25, 1719, and war republished in on May 9, June 4, August 7 etc without definitive manuscript. The book was a major success and soon many different variations of text with various names and stories appeared in different languages. The stories varied from entertaining and educational to moralising. The word Robinsonade was first invented by German writer Johann Gottfried Schnabel in the Preface of his 1731 work Die Insel Felsenburg (The Island Stronghold). We would not trace any other examples from the series in the auction records for the past two generations. The book is also not mentioned in the bibliography on the Robisonades by Ullrich in 1898. References: Hayn/G. III, 56f. u. V, 388; Ullrich, p. 135-136, no. 1; Diana Souhami, Selkirk's Island, 2002.

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