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         Le Spectacle de la nature, ou Entretiens sur les particularités de l'histoire naturelle, Qui ont paru les plus propres à rendre les Jeunes-Gens curieux, & à leur former l'esprit.

      Frères Estienne, Paris 1754 - 1752-1755. Huit parties en 9 volumes in-12; Tome I (1754): Première partie: Les animaux et les plantes. Tome II (1752): Seconde partie: Les dehors et l'intérieur de la Terre. Tome III (1752): Suite de la seconde partie. Tome IV (1755): Troisième partie: Le ciel et les liaisons des différentes parties de l'Univers avec les besoins de l’homme. Tome V(1755): L’Homme considéré en lui-même (Nouvelle édition). Tome VI et VII (1755): L'Homme en Société. Tome VIII (1755): L'Homme en Société avec Dieu, première partie et seconde partie (deux volumes). Nombreuses planches gravées par Le Bas, certaines dépliantes. Neuf frontispices. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Traité physique et historique de l'aurore boréale. Seconde édition, revue, et augmentée de plusieurs éclaircissemens.

      - Paris. Imprimerie Royale. 1754. 1 volume in-4, cartonnage d'attente marbré, dos lisse passé, pièce de titre orange. [12] pp. ; 570 pp. ; XXII pp. Seconde édition illustrée de 17 planches dépliantes et considérablement augmentée. Perçue comme un spectacle fantomatique ou comme un présage souvent funeste, l'aurore boréale avait suscité diverses spéculations au XVIIème siècle. L'hypothèse de Mairan, selon laquelle ce phénomène lumineux dépendrait de la "collision" de l'atmosphère solaire, appelée "lumière zodiacale", avec celle du globe terrestre, fut accueillie avec beaucoup de faveur, même si elle était en fait erronée. Exemplaire non coupé, à grandes marges. Infimes rousseurs. Livres [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Observations D'Histoire Naturelle, Faites Avec Le Microscope, Sur un grand nombre d'Insectes, & sur les Animalcules qui se trouvent dans les liqueurs prà parà es, & dans celles qui ne le sont pas, &c.

      Chez Briasson, 1754-55., Paris: - 2 volumes in 1 (containing 4 parts). 4to. xx, 38, 124; vi, 78, 27, [1] pp. 53 folding engraved plates, with half-title (1), second part title (2), volume two title (3), second part title (4), head and tail pieces, initial letters. Original full mottled calf, elaborate gilt tooled spine, dark red gilt-stamped spine label; joints starting at extremities, corners worn. Book-label of J.-J. Blaise, Librairie, Paris. Very good copy. Second Edition, but considerably enlarged over the first edition Descriptions et Usages de Plusieurs Nouveaux Microscopes, 1718. This new edition contains more plates and added entomological notes. The remarkable plates show several views of microscopes and related instrumentation and the life forms observed by them, including insects (fly, flea, lice, butterflies, etc.) and marine life, salt crystals, etc. The chief appeal of this edition is the remarkable assortment of beautiful plates featuring the microscopes themselves. Joblot records his observations of many sorts of things including herb soup, rhubarb, mushrooms, grains (rye, oats, Turkish wheat), red worms as found in wells, the water-bug (grasshopper-like). This is of one of the most desirable of eighteenth-century books on microscopy, valued for the lovely engravings devoted to Joblot's microscope, the first French microscopist. The 1718 edition was also the first separate treatise written on protozoology and or microorganisms. It contains the "first experiments ever made to disprove the theory" of spontaneous generation and the first to announce the regular process heat sterilization. â€" Lechevalier. An exceedingly scarce work issued in two parts: the first dealing with the construction of the microscope, and the second with the animalcules studied by the author. "Joblot was the first to carry out experiments on heated infusions to see whether they were capable of producing animalcules." Bullock, The history of bacteriology, pp. 30, 70-71. "The publication of Descriptions established Joblot as the first French microscopist. The first part of the book described several microscopes and their construction and introduced some improvement. Leeuwenhoek had observed the Protozoa previously but Joblot's is the earliest treatise on them." â€" DSB VII, p. 110. The large engraved vignette to each of the volumes and their sections (of which there are 4 vignettes), is believed to be Joblot himself in his laboratory. The plate VI, fig. 12 shows a remarkable curiosity: a mustached "organism" â€" complete with a face! "Bemused infusorian gentleman observed in water sample." â€" See: Nicholas P. Money, The Amoeba in the Room: Lives of the Microbes, p. 42. REFERENCES: [Referencing the first edition]: Blake, NLM, p. 235; Bulloch, The history of bacteriology, passim; Clay & Court, History of the Microscope, pp. 57-59; Cole Library 1265; Cole, History of protozoology, pp. 39-40; DSB, VIII, pp. 110-112; Gascoigne 10867.1; Nissen, ZBI, 2114; Waller 10856; Wellcome, III, p. 356. See: Hubert Lechevalier, "Louis Joblot and His Microscopes," Bacteriological Reviews, Mar. 1976, pp. 241-258; David M. Damkaer, The Copepodologist's Cabinet: A Biographical and Bibliographical History, Part 1, p.31; Dieter Gerlach, Geschichte der Mikroskopie, 2009, p. 59. FULL TITLE: Observations D'Histoire Naturelle, Faites Avec Le Microscope, Sur un grand nombre d'Insectes, & sur les Animalcules qui se trouvent dans les liqueurs prà parà es, & dans celles qui ne le sont pas, &c. avec la Description & les Usages des diffà rens Microscopes, &c. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Dell'origine e Fundatione de Seggi di Napoli, del tempo che furono instituiti, e della separation de' Nobili dal Popolo, delle leggi di ciaschedun Seggio intorno all'Aggregatione delle Famiglie: Del Cingolo Militare...

      (Napoli-Araldica) TUTINI Camillo. Dell'origine e Fundatione de Seggi di Napoli, del tempo che furono instituiti, e della separation de' Nobili dal Popolo, delle leggi di ciaschedun Seggio intorno all'Aggregatione delle Famiglie: Del Cingolo Militare che anticamente si dava a' Nobili e a' Popolari, e della Giuridizione dell'Eletto del Popolo, Del Supplimento al Terminio, ove si aggiungono alcune Famiglie tralasciate da esso alla Sua Apologia Della Varietà della Fortuna confirmata con la Caduta di molte Famiglie del Regno. Napoli, Gessari 1754. In-4°, leg. coeva t. perg. con tit. in oro al d. Bella antip. allegorica inc. in rame con gli emblemi dei vari Seggi; pp. (8)-301(13)+40+84 con numerosi stemmi araldici inc. in legno n.t. Fiorit. e brunit. Raro.

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         Essai sur l'art de la guerre.

      Paris, Prault, Jombert 1754 - 2 vol. in-4, [6] ff. n. ch. (faux-titre & titre, privilège, f. blanc, dédicace à Louis XV), 443 pp. ; [4]-4-204 pp., avec 25 pl. dépl. gravées sur cuivre par Dheulland, légendées chacune d'un f. en regard (sauf la XXV - légendée de 2 ff. -, et les pl. XX-XXII, sans légende), veau moucheté, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison cerise refaites au XIXe s., tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Dos un peu frottés, mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale de ce grand classique de l'art militaire, qui prétend examiner de manière pratique toutes les opérations de la guerre terrestre. Lancelot Turpin de Crissé (1716-1795) fit une brillante carrière militaire, spécialement sur les champs de bataille allemands pendant la Guerre de Sept ans. Il se consacra en même temps très vite à la théorie militaire, et ses ouvrages furent estimés jusqu'au début du XIXe siècle. Exemplaire du lieutenant-colonel George Lane Parker (1724-1791), avec ex-libris manuscrit au premier contreplat ; comme tous les ouvrages d'art militaire de ce général, il fut ensuite versé dans la grande bibliothèque des comtes de Macclesfield (vignettes ex-libris contrecollées sur les premières gardes). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Elemens de cavalerie

      La Compagnie des Libraires, Paris 1754 - Trois parties en deux volumes, in-12, plein veau marbré, dos lisses très ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de veau noir, toutes tranches marbrées. 328 ; 417, [5]. Seconde édition de ce grand classique en matière d'hippologie, version abrégée de l'ouvrage majeur de François Robichon de La Guérinière (1688-1751), L'école de cavalerie, publiée en 1733 au format in-folio. Très bel exemplaire, très frais, de cet ouvrage, malgré un manque de papier angulaire à la garde blanche du 1er volume, bien complet de ses 4 planches gravées dépliantes. /// Three parts in 2 volumes, 12mo, full marbled calf, gilt-ornate smooth spine with black calf letter-pieces, marbled edges. 2nd edition of this very famous abstract of François Robichon de La Guérinière (French riding master, 1688-1751) art of dressage and riding masterwork L'école de cavalerie, first published in-F° in 1733, illustrated with 4 folded engraved plates. Very desirable and fresh copy despite a small lack of paper to the 1st volume front end-paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Versuch in sittlichen und zärtlichen Gedichten.

      Hemmerde,, Halle. 1754 - Mit gestoch. Titelvign. Kl.-8°. Tit., 3 Bll., 149 (3) S. Angebunden: Die Dichterin Lesbja. Altona, Korte, 1754. Mit gestoch. fig.Titelvign. 78 S., 1 Bl. - "Ja einige von Ihnen, so Johann Charlotte Unzerin und die "Dichterin Lesbja" gesellen sich der lebensbejahenden Richtung der Anakreontiker zu. Aber von einer ausgedehnten Tätigkeit der Frau ist hier noch nirgends die Rede " (Touaillon S. 65). Zu 1: Goed. III, 331, 73, 1 (irrig "1734") und IV, 1, 109, 23, 3; Hayn-Got. VIII, 46; Friedrichs 317. - Erste Ausgabe der zweiten Lyrikveröffentlichung der gebürtigen Hallenserin (1724-1782), die seit 1752 bis zu ihrem Tod in Altona lebte. Die gekrönte Dichterin war die Tochter des Organisten, Komponisten und Musikschriftstellers Johann Gotthilf Ziegler und mit dem Arzt, Psychologen und Dichter Johann August Unzer verheiratet. Die Autorin bemühte sich um Bildung und Eigenständigkeit der Frauen. In der ADB steht über ihre dichterischen Leistungen der vorliegenden Sammlung zu lesen "In dem.melancholischen Gedicht 'Ahndungen' gemahnt doch immerhin manches an Klopstock's Ode 'An Ebert' so fern sonst der Messiasdichter den poetischen Kreisen der U. steht, deren dichterischer Horizont ihr Leben lang Canitz und Günther, Richey und Hagedorn, Haller und Gellert, höchstens Pyra und Lange beherrschten. Das ehrlich tiefe Gefühl der liebenden Frau macht manche Albernheiten der bildungsbeflissenen jungen Dame gut". Johanna Charlotte Unzer hatte bereits in ihrem Gedichtband in weiser Voraussicht darauf wie folgt geantwortet "So Schwester! richtet uns die Welt, / und dies sind vieler Männer Klagen. / Doch ist uns auch freygestellt, / Viel schönen Männern dieß zu sagen." - Zu 2: Goed. IV/1, 30; Hayn-Got. IX, 347. - Erste Ausgabe der seltenen of kokett-anzüglichen Gedichte. Einzige Ausgabe der unbekannt gebliebenen Autorin, die laut Goedeke eine Freundin des Hamburger Arztes und Dichters Michael Dietrich Blohm war. Möglicherweise ist er der Herausgeber, der sich im Vorwort bei "Lesbja" dafür entschuldigt, die ihm vertraulich überlassenen Gedichte ohne ihr Wissen veröffentlicht zu haben. - Text durchgehend etwas braunfleckig, insgesamt jedoch gutes Exemplar dieses interessanten Doppelwerkes. Pp.-Bd. d. Zt. mit hs. Rückentitel, Titel mit Stempel der Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Gründliche Anweisung alle Arten Vögel zu fangen, einzustellen, abzurichten, zahm zu machen, ihre Eigenschaften zu erkennen, Pastarden zu ziehen, ihnen fremden Gesang zu lernen, und sie zum aus- und einfliegen zu gewöhnen. Nebst Anmerckungen über Hervieux von Canarien Vögeln und Joseph Mitelli Jagdlust.

      Nürnberg, Monath 1754.. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 45 gest. Tafeln. 7 Bll., 696 S., 4 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. Lindner 11.1591.07; Schwerdt IV, 75f; Nissen IVB 716; Schlenker 267.8. - Erste nach Pernaus Tod erschienene Ausgabe des umfangreichen Werks. – "This book … is a reprint of von Pernau`s `Angenehme Land-Lust … ` … and is unaltered save for the preface being shorter." (Schwerdt). Enthält detaillierte, alphabetisch geordnete Beschreibungen von vielen verschiedenen Vogelarten und gilt als " … das vollständigste Buch von dieser Materie … " (Wöllner, zitiert nach Lindner). – Das Frontispiz zeigt eine Landschaft mit unterschiedlichen Vögeln wie Eule, Reiher, Ente, Rebhuhn, Storch, Specht etc., die Tafeln enthalten Abbildungen von Vogelkäfigen und Fangmethoden. Die Tafeln 1-30 illustrieren Pernaus Text, die übrigen 15 Mitelli. - Drei Tafeln braunrandig und mit hinterlegten Randeinrissen. Insgesamt recht schönes Exemplar!

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         De vermakelyke avanturesse of de dienstmaagd van Fortuin, vervattende hare zonderlinge levensgevallen (.). Amsterdam, Van Esveldt, 1754.

      - Origineel sierpapier omslag, (6)+360+(4) pag. Geillustreerd met gegraveerd frontispice. Eerste druk van het verhaal over het meisje Janneton die in het klooster werd gestopt door haar vader nadat ze geprobeerd had op haar 16e jaar met haar verloofde te vluchten. Ze ontvluchtte echter het klooster maar werd overvallen door bandieten. Uiteindelijk kwam ze in Cartagena, Spanje, terecht en nam ze een schip terug naar Nederland. Gedurende haar reis werd het schip overvallen door Afrikaanse piraten die haar aan een Arabische slavenhandelaar verkochten. Ze kon het heel goed vinden met deze slavenhandelaar en reisde met hem door Afrika en Azie en belandde uiteindelijk met hem in Arabie. Ze wist haar vrijheid weer terug te krijgen en vond in Nederland haar oorspronkelijke verloofde weer terug.

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         A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Borough of Southwark Corrected, Improved and Much Enlarged By John Strype

      W.Innys and J.Richardson et al, London 1754 - Two volumes 1754 and 1755. Enlarged by John Strype in 1720 and brought further up to date by careful hands. The sixth and best edition. Contemporary full calf binding rebacked in the 19th century. Phoenix Fire Office 1792 inscription to front end paper with some marginalia, same hand, same date in the relevant section. Complete in every respect with 82 copper engraved views and 51 maps. Some creasing to folded plates but no repairs or loss. Nominal random foxing and some set off. Upper hinges tender Size: 425x265mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume XXIV (24) January to December 1754

      London: D Henry; R Cave. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Baynton-Coward binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1754. First Edition. Grey hardback quarter-leather cover with marbled boards. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 603pp, [xxi] + plates. 25 b/w plates and maps (8 fold-out). Bayntun-Coward binding. .

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         Idioticon Hambvrgense [Hamburgense] oder Wörter-Buch, Zur Erklärung der eigenen, in und um Hamburg gebräuchlichen, Nieder-Sächsischen Mund-Art. Jetzo vielfältig vermehret, und mit Anmerckungen und Zusätzen Zweener berühmten Männer, nebst einem Vierfachen Anhange, ausgefertiget von Michael Richey, P.P.

      Hamburg, König, 1754. - [6] Bl., LII, 480 S., 8° - Dem Buch sind 3 Bögen (31 S. + hinterer Flieger) blanko beigebunden. mit einem Frontispiz und einer "Sprachenkaskade" (Kupferstich) auf S. 1. Ldr. auf 5 Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und montiertem, goldgeprägtem RSchild. Rundummarmorschnitt. Papier durchgängig gebräunt, Flieger und erste zwei Blätter mit Flecken (Tintenreste). Exlibris von Carl Herrmann Soltau auf vorderem Flieger verso. Besitzvermerk und Marginalien von alter Hand (nach 1838) auf vorderem Flieger vs. und erstem Blatt von F. Eberhard. Rasierter Stempel auf Titel. Drei Stempel auf dem Schnitt (unleserlich). Buchblock gelegentlich angeplatzt. Einband, Kanten und Ecken beschabt und bestoßen. Vordere äußere Falz mit Fehlstelle. Das Kupferstich-Portrait ist in der Platte gezeichnet von Christian Fritsch, Hamburg 1753, und mit einer Bildunterschrift versehen von "Amico veteri ac vero" Johann Heinrich von Seelen. - Bei den "zween Herrn" handelt es sich um Hans Gram (Johannes Grammius), der Anmerkungen zur dänischen Sprache beisteuerte, und Johann Mattheson (Zeichen: M.). - Die vier Anhänge sind der "Versuch einer Dialectologiae Hamburgensis" vom Verfasser selbst, eine "Sammlung Ditmarsischer Wörter und Redens-Arten" von Heinrich Friedrich Ziegler, "Nachricht von dem seltenen Theutonista Gerhardi de Schveren" (i. e. Gert van der Schueren, Kleve) und schließlich "Von dem Catholoco Joannis de Ianva, und dessen unterschiedlichen Ausgaben", letzte beide vom Verfasser. - Johannes Balbus (oder Iohannes Ianuensis de Balbis OP, Giovanni Balbi, Giovanni de Balbi, Giovanni de Genova, Giovanni de Ianua, Iohannes Balbus de Ianua, Iohannes de Balbis, Iohannes de Balbis Ianuensis, Iohannes de Genua, Iohannes de Ianua, Iohannes Genuensis, Jean de Gênes, Johan of Genoa, Johannes Balbus, Johannes von Genua, Johannes Balbus de Genua (1298 in Genua gestorben)): Catholicon. - Die "Summa grammaticalis quae vocatur Catholicon" ist ein lateinisches Wörterbuch, das 1286 zusammengestellt wurde und bis ins 16. Jahrhundert dazu diente, die Bibel auszulegen. Das Wörterbuch enthielt teilweise enzyklopädische Einträge. Es gehörte später zu den ersten gedruckten Büchern überhaupt. - Michael Richey "hat zahlreiche Programme, wissenschaftliche Streitschriften und Reden über die heterogensten Gebiete verfaßt. Am werthvollsten ist sein in zwei Auflagen erschienenes "Idioticon Hamburgense", das ihm auch in der Geschichte der deutschen Philologie ein Plätzchen sichert. In der Vorrede entwickelt er vernünftige Gedanken über die Nothwendigkeit der "Dialectognosie"." (Waldberg, Max von, "Richey, Michael" in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 28 (1889), S. 436-439) - Erste Ausgabe des umfangreichen Werkes nach einem Vorläufer in sehr viel gerigerem Umfang 1743. Die zweite Auflage des Vorliegenden erschien 1755. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXIV (24) January to December 1754

      D Henry; R Cave, London 1754 - iii, 603pp, [xxi] + plates. 25 b/w plates and maps (8 fold-out). Bayntun-Coward binding. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Baynton-Coward binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off Grey hardback quarter-leather cover with marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Abrégé des Commentaires de M. de Folard, sur l'Histoire de Polybe. Par M*** (le comte de Chabot) Mestre de Camp de Cavalerie.

      Paris: chez la Veuve Gandouin; Giffart; David l'Aîné; Jombert; Durand, 1754.(). 4to. 3 vols. Folding engraved and etched plates. Original calf with 5 raised bands on spine.

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         Die Entdeckungen des fünften Welttheils oder Reisen um die Welt. Ein Lesebuch für die Jugend. Mit einer Titelvignette und einem Porträtkupfer als Frontispiz.

      8 Bl., 371 S., 7 Bl., 324 S. 17,5 x 11 cm. Pappband der Zeit, ohne Außentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Deckelbezug an den Ecken etwas abgeblättert Titelblatt mit kleinen Besitzstempelchen Text mit Bleistiftkennzeichnungen sonst gut erhalten. Das Buch von Papst (1754-1821) gehört zu den wichtigsten Sachbücher der Zeit für Jugendliche und ist wie Campes "Entdeckung von Amerika" (1781/82) als Dialog zwischen Vater und Kindern aufgebaut. Es reflektiert die Reisen von Cook und Forster in die Südsee und die Entdeckung Australiens. --- Bei Neukunden sowie Lieferungen außerhalb Deutschlands behalten wir uns vor, gegen Vorauskasse zu liefern. ---

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         Rare Antique Print-CANADA-GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE-SEA CHART-Bellin-1754

      - Antique print, titled: 'Carte reduite du Golphe de St. Laurent [.]' - (Detailed map of the Gulf of St. Lawrence .) Highly decorative sea chart / nautical map / maritime map of the Gulf of St. Lawrence including the Island of Newfoundland, the complete shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and includes Isle St. Jean (Prince Edward Island), Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island) and the Pays Des Esquimaux (Lower Labrador), as well as the lower St. Lawrence River Estuary, the Gaspe Peninsula and Anticosti Island. With a large decorative cartouche. Printed stipple rhumb lines are drawn over by hand (!) in a greenish colour, with additional lines added. Remains of manuscript annotations are present. A superb and extremely rare example of this chart with handdrawn lines, most certainly used at sea. Labrador (Eskimo country) written in manuscript at top right. Hand coloured engraving on handlaid (verge type) paper. Description: First published in Paris in 1754 as part of 'Le Neptune Francois ou Recueil des Cartes Marines', published by Departement de la Marine. State: Most probably an early ed. of this map, still lacking the seal of the Depot de la Marine.Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Jacques Nicolas Bellin'. Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was a French hydrographer and geographer. He is considered the greatest 18 th. c. French hydrographer and for 50 years he was associated with the 'Depot des cartes et Plans' (Depot de la Marine) as the First hydrographer of the French Royal Navy. His maps were constantly updated with the latest information and their execution magnificent. Bellin's major works are the 'Neptune Francois .', the 'Petit Atlas Maritime .' and the 'Hydrographie Francoise .' As a member of a French intellectual group called the 'Philosophes' and he contributed 994 articles to the 'Encyclopedie' by Diderot/d'Alembert. He also contributed to the 'Histoire Generale des Voyages' by Prevost. Condition: Good, given age. Hand colouring of a later date. Original middle fold as issued. Paper separation at middle fold, reinforced and backed. A few small tears in paper edges, backed. Some light staining / soiling. Some creasing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Overasselt The overall size is ca. 36 x 23.8 inch. The image size is ca. 33.5 x 21.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 91.5 x 60.5 cm. The image size is ca. 85 x 53.5 cm.

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         1754 Jonas Hanway Account of British Trade Caspian Sea MAPS Persia Turks Sultans

      London : [Printed for T. Osborne [and 10 others], 1754. Second edition. - 1754 Jonas Hanway Account of British Trade Caspian Sea MAPS Persia Turks Sultans Jonas Hanway was an 18th-century English merchant. As a commercial partner with a firm in St. Petersburg, he traveled to Persia by way of the Caspian Sea in 1743. He recorded the events of his adventure as well as important historical events in Persia such as the reign of Shah Sultan Hussein, the invasion of Afghans, reign of Sultan Mir Mahmud, rise of Nadir Kouli, and the reign of Adil Shah. However, Hanway’s focus of this work was to describe a history of English commerce in the Caspian Sea area from 1553 to 1743. Hanway describes in great detail being attacked by pirates and struggling with sickness and fever. This charming set is filled with incredible full-page engravings, title vignettes, and detailed, folding maps. Illustrations depict: • The arsenal at Berlin • A Pyramid of Heads • Theatre at Berlin • Portrait of the King of Prussia • Stadt House in Amsterdam • Portrait of Prince of Orange • Hussein delivering his Diadem • Portrait of Nadir Shah • And maps of the Caspian Sea and Persia Item number: #1608 Price: $1500 HANWAY, Jonas An historical account of the British Trade over the Caspian Sea : with the Author's Journal of Travels from England through Russia into Persia, and back through Russia, Germany and Holland : To which are added the Revolution of Persia during the present Century, with the particular History of the great Usurper Nadir Kouli ; Illustrated with Maps and Copper-Plates ; In two volumes London : [Printed for T. Osborne [and 10 others], 1754. Second edition. Details: • Collation textually complete with all pages: 2 volume set o Vol I: xxvii, [1], 460, [8]; o Vol II: xx, 460, [20] o Illustrated with 30 copper engravings, including frontispieces o Includes 2 folding maps • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Lowndes 993; Nerhood 88; ESTC T94136; • Provenance: o Armorial Bookplate – Charles Turner Sir Charles Turner, 1st Baronet (c. 1727 – 26 October 1783) was a British politician and Lord Mayor of York. o Bookplate – Kirkleatham Library • Language: English • Size: ~11in X 9in (28cm x 23cm) 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! 1608 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Antiphonarium Romanum, Officio Vesperarum accommodatum. Antiphoonen En Vesperen, Voor alle tyden des Jaars Nieuwe druk, merkelyk vermeerderd, verbeterd, en met fraaie Plaaten vercierd

      Amsterdam, Theodorus Crajenschot,, 1754 - gest. Frontispiz, schwarz-roter Titel mit fest. Titelvignette, verso Titel Approbatio vom Verleger eigenhändig signiert, XVI., 569 S. (i.W. 572 S.), 7 nn.S., 12 ganzseitige Kupfer, eine gest. Schlußvignette, 4 Bl falsch paginiert Einband berieben und bestossen, stellenweise beschabt, ein Kupfer mit Blattabriss (ca. 1/4). Insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 423 Ganzledereinband, ca. 10,7 x 15,8 cm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Expériences physico-méchaniques sur différens sujets, et principalement sur la lumière et l'électricité, produite par le frottement des corps

      1754 - 2 vol., CLXXVI-490-[1] pp., 5 Paris, Ve Cavelier, 1754, in-12, 2 vol, CLXXVI-490-[1] pp, 5 pl. + [2]-596 pp. (avec les pp. 113-14 du tome 1 en double), 2 pl, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, 7 planches gravées par I.D. Gobin (les deux dernières planches du premier tome portent le même numéro 4). Première édition française, traduite de l'anglais par Brémond, revue et mise à jour par Desmarest. Avec une description de la machine pneumatique inventée par Guericke et perfectionnée par l'auteur. Hauksbee (1666-1713) fut nommé en 1703 au poste de démonstrateur de la Royal Society de Londres, pour animer des séances de physique amusante. Il découvrit alors qu'une boule de verre émet de la lumière et attire les objets légers lorsqu'elle est mise en rotation et frottée. Pour rendre l'expérience plus spectaculaire encore, Hauksbee construisit une machine où la boule de verre était entraînée à grande vitesse à l'aide d'une manivelle et d'un disque démultiplicateur : c'était le premier générateur d'électricité. Ex-libris A. Hautrive père. Ex-libris manuscrit Ed. Declercq, prof. Cachet P. Martens. Ex-libris manuscrit de la bibliothèque du Petit Séminaire 24/07/1904. Exemplaire restauré, la 6e planche est rognée court dans la marge extérieure avec perte de l'encadrement. Petite lacune en pied d'une page, sans perte de texte. Reliures usées avec traces de restauration au niveau des dos. Wheeler Gift 232 B ; Mottelay p. 151. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Gründliche Anweisung alle Arten Vögel zu fangen, einzustellen, abzurichten, zahm zu machen, ihre Eigenschaften zu erkennen, Pastarden zu ziehen, ihnen fremden Gesang zu lernen, und sie zum aus- und einfliegen zu gewöhnen. Nebst Anmerckungen über Hervieux von Canarien Vögeln und Joseph Mitelli Jagdlust.

      Nürnberg, Monath 1754. - Mit gest. Frontispiz und 45 gest. Tafeln. 7 Bll., 696 S., 4 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. Lindner 11.1591.07; Schwerdt IV, 75f; Nissen IVB 716; Schlenker 267.8. - Erste nach Pernaus Tod erschienene Ausgabe des umfangreichen Werks. – "This book is a reprint of von Pernau`s `Angenehme Land-Lust ` and is unaltered save for the preface being shorter." (Schwerdt). Enthält detaillierte, alphabetisch geordnete Beschreibungen von vielen verschiedenen Vogelarten und gilt als " das vollständigste Buch von dieser Materie " (Wöllner, zitiert nach Lindner). – Das Frontispiz zeigt eine Landschaft mit unterschiedlichen Vögeln wie Eule, Reiher, Ente, Rebhuhn, Storch, Specht etc., die Tafeln enthalten Abbildungen von Vogelkäfigen und Fangmethoden. Die Tafeln 1-30 illustrieren Pernaus Text, die übrigen 15 Mitelli. - Drei Tafeln braunrandig und mit hinterlegten Randeinrissen. Insgesamt recht schönes Exemplar!

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         DE' TEATRI ANTICHI E MODERNI, TRATTATO IN CUI DIVERSI PUNTI MORALI APPARTENENTI A TEATRO SI METTONO DEL TUTTO IN CHIARO... VERONA, AGOSTINO CARATTONI. 1754 1754

      VERONA, AGOSTINO CARATTONI. 1754. DE' TEATRI ANTICHI E MODERNI, TRATTATO IN CUI DIVERSI PUNTI MORALI APPARTENENTI A TEATRO SI METTONO DEL TUTTO IN CHIARO. CON LA QUAL OCCASIONE RISPONDE AL P. DANIELE CONCINA CHI VIEN ORA IN TAL MANIERA COSÌ FIERAMENTE ATTACCATO DA LUI. EDIZIONE SECONDA. IN - 4°, PERGAMENA COEVA (8), 136, (4) PP. OTTIMO ESEMPLARE IMMACOLATO. " APOLOGIE DU THÈATRE SPÈCIALMENT DIRIGÈE CONTRE L' OUVRAGE DU PÈRE DANIEL CONCINA, PUBLIÈ PEU DE TEMPS APPARAVANT. MAFFEI REÇUT À CETTE OCCASION UNE LETTRE FLATTEUSE DU PAPE BEN

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         The Chronology and History of the World, from the Creation to the Year of Christ, 1753; Illustrated in LVI Tables; of which IV are Introductory and include the Centurys prior to the Ist Olympiad; and each of the remaining LII contain in one expanded view, 50 years, or Half a Century.

      London: [privately printed], 1754.. [Chronological Tables]. FIRST EDITION. Large folio (45 x 31cm), pp.[16], [34]. With 56 copper engraved tables, some extending over two leaves. Including an introduction and detailed indexes, as well as a formidable list of subscribers including the King and the Prince of Wales. In recent tan quarter calf with raised bands, gilt titles to burgundy label on spine and marbled boards. Tears to the base of plates 17, 18 and 19, near the binding and not affecting text. A few contemporary manuscript additions to the tables, scattered throughout. Very good overall. Beginning with Adam, here born 4004 years before Christ, the first four tables rush through 3200 years, sketching events from the Bible and the Heroic Age of Ancient Greece. Thereafter every year from 800 B.C. to 1753 is recorded in tabular form, with notable events, rulers and other important characters marked out against them. Inevitably, the 'History of the World' refers almost exclusively to Europe. Space is also provided for more information to be added by hand up to the year 1800 (not filled out in this case).

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         Der vom Frauenzimmer unschuldig verfolgte, geplagte und endlich ins gröste Elend gestürtzte Gelehrte oder wahrhaffte Geschichte eines nicht unbekannten Rechts-Gelehrten, einer grossen und Welt-berühmten Hansee-Stadt, aus dessen eigenhändigen hinterlassenen Nachrichten ans Licht gestellet [The scholar innocently hounded, tormented and finally plunged into deepest misery by a woman, or the true tale of a not entirely unknown legal scholar from a large and world-famous Hanseatic town, brought to light based on handwritten notes discovered after his death]

      Frankfurt und Leipzig: In Commission der Buchnerschen Handlung, 1754. Small octavo (16.8 × 10 cm). Later (late nineteenth-century) half parchment with hand-written title to spine; marbled boards; [3], 78 pp. Few old stains to gutter and some toning; else very good. First and only edition of this anonymously published German erotic novel, which contains possibly the earliest literary depiction of the "dumb blond" stereotype. It precedes the depiction in a 1775 satirical play of Rosalie Duthé (1748-1830), a Parisian courtesan typically cited as the first recorded "stereotypical blonde" in modern history (see, for instance, Joanna Pitman, On Blondes, 2003). The novel's protagonist, Aquilius, a young lawyer from Hamburg, meets Hedwig, a striking beauty, "the most beautiful among blondes," who captivates him immensely. Although he initially mistakes her silence for exhaustion or reticence, Aquilius soon discovers that Hedwig is unable to engage in any sensible conversation and explaims: "the head is beautiful, but it contains no brain" ("Der Kopf ist schön, nur fehlt das Gehirn," p. 43). The novel contains numerous other misogynistic depictions of the many women Aquilius encounters, nearly all of which are depicted as taking advantage of the noble-minded and polite young jurist. Finally, driven into desperation, Aquilius agrees to marry the widow of a lawyer, who drives him to suicide by her controlling and demeaning behavior. Ronald Dietrich cites the text as a particularly interesting case combining the literary theme of the naive scholar with prejudice toward women: "Den Höhepunkt misogyner Darstellung im Zusammenhang mit dem Gelehrten stellt möglicherweise Talinus' 1754 erschienene und bereits im Titel aufschlußreiche Schrift . dar. Hier stößt man nicht von ungefähr auf die vielleicht erste Blondine der Literatur" (Dietrich, Der Gelehrte in der Literatur, p. 184). With the bookplate of the Dutch collector François Gerard Waller (1867-1934), as well as an earlier bookplate of H. Heerdinck, to front pastedown. Hayn/Gotendorf VII, 525 ("very rare"). Bibliotheca Germanorum erotica, p. 133. Rare, with KVK, OCLC locating only the copy at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

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         Genuine and Impartial Memoirs Of Elizabeth Canning, Containing A complete History of that unfortunate Girl, From her Birth to the Present Time, and Particularly every remarkable Occurrence from The Day of her Absence, January 1, 1753, to the Day of her receiving Sentence, May 30, 1754.

      In which is included, The whole Tenor of the Evidence given against, And for her, on her late extraordinary Trial. With some Observations On the Behaviour of the Court, and the Conduct of the Jury. Also Free and Candid Remarks On Sir Crisp Gascoyne's Address. London: Printed for G. Woodfall at Charing-Cross, 1754. 12mo; half-title not called for; final page blank; pp.vi+293+[i]; A3, B - I, K - N12, O3; recent full natural fine-grain morocco (but probably in fact a brilliant plasticised imitation!), ruled and tooled blind and gilt on spine, brown lettering-piece ruled and lettered gilt; oil-marbled end-papers. Title-page embrowned and with small chip to lower fore-corner; a little scattered light foxing and marking, chiefly of early leaves; a few small corners turned; otherwise, and in general, a nice copy. Very scarce. Probably the First Detective Novel.Despite the unpromising title, a very readable epistolary novel in the manner of Richardson (whose 'Pamela' is mentioned in the text), and an essay in detective fiction precursive in its method of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Mystery of Mary Roget' - taking as its subject-matter and structural principle the events surrounding the (temporary) disappearance of an eighteen year old girl, Elizabeth Canning, and the subsequent investigations which culminated: first in the trial of a notorious bawd, Mother Wells, and a gypsy, Mary Squires, for robbing and imprisoning her at the former's house in Enfield Wash (an area which seems not greatly to have changed its character in the last quarter millenium or so!); and subsequently in the trial and conviction of the girl herself for perjury. The persona writing the letters claims to have visited the alleged scene of the imprisonment - and other places involved in the development of the story - and also to have interviewed witnesses; but the main part of the novel is concerned with the development and analysis of the evidence, in real time, as it came to be presented through the medium of the pamphlet and newspaper war that surrounded the trials, the statements, depositions, etc. of the principals and witnesses, or at the Court hearings themselves. Most of the documents referred to are presented either in footnotes or in the body of the text (including full transcripts of the two 'Informations' given before Henry Fielding, and witnessed by him in his capacity of magistrate, which are referred to, but not transcribed, in his own pamphlet on the Canning affair). Besides its interest as a novel, and the fact that it is possibly the earliest example in fiction of an analytical method applied to a series of criminous events, it offers the fullest contemporary presentation of the circumstances surrounding these two celebrated trials, and presents a very credible argument for its conclusions. Anonymous as it is, it was advertised at the time as having been compiled by a society in Charge of Canning's case - a statement which should not be taken as meaning her defence. Not in Block, Hubin, or Summers; Raven, 267; ESTC T144508; British Library, Oxford, Wellcome, Cambridge, National Trust, and Leeds copies only on COPAC. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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         Jubilos da America, na gloriosa exaltação, e promoção do Illustrissimo e Excellentissimo Senhor Gomes Freire de Andrada ... Collecção das obras da Academia dos Selectos, que na Cidade do Rio de Janeiro se celebrou em obsequio, e applauso do dito Excellentissimo Heroe ....

      Lisbon, Na Oficina do Dor. Manoel Alvares Sollano, 1754.. FIRST and ONLY EDITION. 4°, nineteenth-century brown levant morocco by Emile Rousselle (minor wear at joints), spine richly gilt with raised bands in six compartments, gilt fillets on bands, covers with triple gilt ruled borders, edges of covers double ruled in gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endleaves, all text-block edges gilt. Title page in red and black, woodcut vignette on *ii, woodcut ornaments scattered throughout. Some browning. Small hole at foot of text on Y1, affecting 3 letters per side. Overall in very good to fine condition. Armorial bookplate of Joaquim de Sousa-Leão, made in England, signed in print with tiny initials W.P.B., and dated 1927. (40 ll.), 363 pp. [p. 191 misnumbered 165]. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of "a Brazilian literary classic" (Borba de Moraes II, 760). According to Wilson Martins, "Os Jubilos da America ... estão literariamente na ponta inicial de um arco cuja ponta final será O Uraguai - ambas as obras ligadas à história do nosso estabelecimento territorial e à fisionomia geográfica do Brasil" (História da inteligência brasileira I, 364). As Borba points out (Período colonial, p. 323), it is not only the individual contributors that make this an interesting volume. Jubilos is also the only publication of a Brazilian academy of this period in which we can see how the academy was founded and how it functioned, by reading the dedication, prologue, the letters to Sequeira e Sá and the program. The work represents, too, a group effort by intellectuals characteristic of their era. Innocêncio believed that almost the entire edition of Jubilos had been sent to Brazil, and Borba comments, "Today very few copies exist. Copies in good condition are rare." This volume was mostly the work of the members of the Academia dos Selectos, founded in Rio de Janeiro. The Academia met only once, on 30 January 1752, to offer congratulations to the Brazilian governor, Gomes Freire de Andrada, on his appointment as head of the Portuguese commission to establish the frontier with Spain in southern Brazil. These pieces in Latin, Portuguese and Spanish include the work of more than thirty Brazilian authors (at least nine of them natives of Brazil), most of whom did not publish works elsewhere. Even the editor admitted that the quality of the works was uneven: "Reconheço que nas obras que produzco a nossa Academia, reluz mas o affectuoso que o Poetico." However, they are invaluable for the study of Brazilian prose and verse of this period, and also important as one of the few published products of the eighteenth-century Brazilian academies. The volume is dedicated to Gomes Freire's brother, José Antonio Freire de Andrada, who funded the publication of Jubilos (see preliminary leaves 2-14). Sequeira e Sá, who wrote the dedication, also composed the prologue to the reader, in which he explains how the Academia was formed (preliminary leaves 15-28). Eight leaves of poems dedicated to Sequeira e Sá follow (preliminary leaves 29-36), all written by natives of Brazil who were studying or teaching at Coimbra; none of these authors had any other works published (see Borba, Período colonial, pp. 319-20 for a list of these authors). The last four preliminary leaves include the index of contributors and the licenses. On pp. 1-46 of the text proper are Sequeira e Sá's letter to the members of the Academia and the replies he received. These replies are especially informative, because each is preceded by a paragraph in italics that states the writer's occupation and literary accomplishments. Next (pp. 47-57) is the program of the Academia, listing the subjects from which the contributors are to choose their themes. Finally, on pp. 59-336, are the poems themselves. Aside from the signed works, this section includes unsigned poems by groups of Jesuits (pp. 133-73), Benedictines (pp. 175-84), Franciscans (pp. 185-88) and Carmelites (pp. 189-91). A final section, which Borba suggests was added as an afterthought (see Período colonial, p. 321), contains more poems in honor of Seqeuira e Sá and some poems on subjects unrelated to Gomes Freire. The contributors to the volume came from various walks of life. Antonio Nunes de Sequeira and Francisco de Faria were both clergymen. Nunes de Sequeira was born at S. Sebastião (Rio de Janeiro) in 1701, and entered the Church after studying law. Known for his composition of poetry and music, he also served as a choirmaster. His only known surviving works are those printed in this volume: a "Romance Lyrico" (pp. 207-09), three sonnets (pp. 210-12), an epigram (p. 213) and a long "Romance" (pp. 339-42). (See Blake I, 272). Francisco de Faria, president of the Academia dos Selectos, contributed two letters (pp. 7-8), an "Oração panegyrico" (pp. 59-88) and a sonnet (p. 130). Faria, born in 1708 at Goiana (Pernambuco), taught at Bahia, but in 1760 was exiled to Lisbon and Rome (see Leite VIII, 216 and Blake II, 438-39). His only other published work is the famous Conclusiones metaphysicas de ente reali ..., Rio de Janeiro, 1747, one of the only three works printed by Antonio Isidoro da Fonseca at the first printing press established in Brazil. (See Borba I, 303). The Jesuit Simão Pereira de Sá, a native of Rio de Janeiro (b. 1701), was Procurador da Coroa e Fazenda for Rio de Janeiro and also a historian. His history of Colonia do Sacramento had received the licenses for publication when Jubilos appeared (see p. 21), but for some reason was not printed until Capistrano de Abreu published part of it in 1900 (see Borba, Período colonial p. 322). The other works by Pereira de Sá mentioned in the Jubilos were apparently unpublished during the author's lifetime; his only appearance in print was with the two sonnets, the "Romance heroico" and two poems to Sequeira e Sá in Jubilos, pp. 285-90 and 343-46. (See Blake VII, 234-35). Antonio Cordeiro da Silva, born at Rio de Janeiro early in the eighteenth century, studied at Coimbra and pursued a military career; by 1752 he was captain of a regiment in Rio de Janeiro (see Blake I, 139). Cordeiro da Silva contributed nine works to this volume (pp. 249-65), including a 29-stanza poem on the military situation of Colonia do Sacramento (pp. 253-62). One of his other poems was published separately: Maria Imaculada, Lisbon 1760 (see Borba II, 798). The only woman author represented in the Jubilos is Angela do Amaral Rangel, "A Ceguinha," born blind at S. Sebastião (Rio de Janeiro) in 1725. As Blake points out (I, 85-86), she lived in an age when no one knew how to give a literary education to the blind. This and the fact that her native tongue was Castilian, rather than Portuguese, made her poetic accomplishments the more remarkable: "Sem educação litteraria, sem cabedal algum de instrucção necessaria al cultivo da poesia, dona Angela do Amaral foi um genio ... " (Blake I, 85). Her only published works are the "Romance" and two sonnets in this volume (pp. 271-75); one of the sonnets was reprinted by Varnhagen in his Florilegio. Angela do Amaral Rangel was not a member of the Academia, although she wrote on the prescribed themes. Mateus Saraiva, president of the Academia dos Felizes (founded in Rio de Janeiro, 1736) contributed a long letter and seen sonnets (pp. 28-32, 230-35 and 305). Not mentioned in the introduction to the letter, although it does appear in the subscription to the sonnets, is the fact that Saraiva was Chief Physician of Rio de Janeiro. He wrote and circulated in manuscript one of several works criticizing João Cardoso de Miranda's Relação cirurgica of 1741. (See Borba II, 573; not in Blake). Manuel Tavares de Sequeira e Sá, the secretary of the Academia dos Selectos and editor of this volume, was trained in law at Coimbra, then served as a magistrate in Portugal and later in Paranaguá (Paraná). He wrote the dedication and prologue of the Jubilos and the final poem in the volume (p. 363), but published no separate works. (See Blake VI, 204; Borba II, 759-60; and Borba, Período colonial, pp. 317-19). Provenance: Joaquim de Sousa-Leão, distinguished Brazilian historian and diplomat of Portuguese ancestry, was a significant book and art collector. He wrote on art and historical subjects, being an expert on the Flemish painter Frans Post: see Frans Post 1612-1680, Amsterdam: A.L. Gendt & Co., 1973, and Frans Post, São Paulo: Civilização Brasileira, 1948. *** Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 759-60, and Período colonial 317-23. Innocêncio VI, 116. Sacramento Blake VI, 204. Mindlin, Highlights 197. Sabin 79186. JCB, Portuguese and Brazilian Books 754/2. Rodrigues 2232: noting that copies are very difficult to find. Maggs, Bibliotheca brasiliensis 223: the present copy. Not in Welsh or Greenlee Catalogue. Azevedo-Samodães 3324. W. Martins, História da inteligência brasileira I, 364. On the bookplate of Sousa-Leão, see Fausto Moreira Rato, "Os Mais Belos Ex-Líbris Heráldico Brasileiros," in Boletim da Academia Portuguesa de Ex-Líbris, Ano XXXVII (Lisboa, 1992), #92, pp. 37-66. Porbase locates four copies, all in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. NUC: NN.

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         Heures Nouvelles Contenant Le Petit Office. Dedies a Tres illustre, Tres Populaire et ttres Vertueuse Dame La Duchesse D'Aiguillon Par Son Tres Humble. Serviteur Claude Gaignol [manuscript - manuscrit]

      Unpublished, France 1754 - (12.5x19cm) [8] ff 118 [2] Eighteenth century devotional manuscript dedicated to the Duchesse D'Aiguillon, Louise-Felicite de Brehan, who became Duchess when her husband the General and later Secretary of State for War, Emmanuel-Armand De Vignerot Plessis, assumed the Dukedom in 1750. Bound in crimson sheepskin with elaborate gilt decoration and all edges gilt, old adhesive marks to the upper cover; pink silk endpapers with an eighteenth century manuscript bookplate of 'Pelzi Delvev[?]' and on the following blank the armorial bookplate of the early nineteenth century collector Henri-Auguste Brolemann of Lyon (collection dispersed Sotheby's 1926 - later sold at Christies, 22 June 1983, Lot 145). The manuscript is written recto and verso on Dutch 'Blauw' watermarked paper with half a dozen engravings by Claude Duflos after Charles Le Brun tipped in. Written in a mixture of black, blue and gold for initial words, the manuscript is in French and Latin, foliated throughout with each page of text contained within a double ruled panel. The text concludes with a two page Table. This example of a manuscript books of hours is relatively late but conforms to the eighteenth century pattern of dedicating the book to a prominent figure. In this case the Duchesse D'Aiguillon was just reaching the zenith of her influence at the court of Louis XV despite the hostility between her husband and the King who had contrived to steal the young Plessis' lover Marie Anne by sending the young man off on a series of designedly lethal military adventures. Fortunately for the future Duchesse the young man survived the ideal and had a distinguished career which culminated in his assuming the role of Foreign Secretary. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger anderer Länder. 3 Teile in einem Tafelband

      Verlag des Stifthauses, Erlangen, 1754/1755. Tafelband mit 166 (von 180) Kupferstichen, davon 31 gefaltet, Pappband der Zeit, (Vorsatz mehrfach gestempelt / Kanten berieben u. bestoßen / etwas fleckig u. gebräunt) - Graesse V, 373 - Der seltene Kupferstich-Tafelband mit Landkarten, Siegel, Trachten und Kleidung, architektonischen Ansichten u. Grundrisse, Pflanzen, Gerägte etc. / Teil I: Ägypten Teil II: Heiliges Land, Syrien, Mesopotamien, Zypern etc. Teil III: Griechische Inseln, Kleinasien, Thracien, Griechenland u. einige Teile von Europa -

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         Institutiones juris naturae et gentium in quibus ex ipsa hominis natura continuo nexu omnes obligationes et jura omnia deducuntur

      Halle Magdeburgicae ; Renger, 1754 - Wolff (1679-1754) war einer der wichtigsten Philosophen der Aufklärungszeit. Seit 1706 war er Professor für Mathematik und Philosophie an der Universität Halle, mußte die Stadt jedoch wegen des Vorwurfs des Atheismus aufgrund eines königlichen Befehls 1723 verlassen. Er war ein charismatischer Professor, dessen in deutscher Sprache gehaltene Vorlesungen über Rationalismus, Vernunft und Offenbarung oder mathematische und philosophische Erkenntnis bei Studenten und Gelehrten Anklang fanden, so dass er über eine große Anhängerschaft verfügte. Seine Ideen und Gedanken zur Vernunft bildeten auch die Grundlage des modernen Völkerrechts. In dieser Naturrechtslehre verbindet er den Gedanken der sozialen Natur des Menschen mit der von Leibniz übernommenen Idee der Vervollkommnung (perfectio) von Mensch und Gesellschaft. Das Naturrecht der Aufklärung, das im 18. Jahrhundert großen Einfluss auf die Gesetzgebung gewann, erwarb sich um die Humanisierung der Rechtspflege (Abschaffung der Folter und der Hexenprozesse) nachhaltige Verdienste la Gewicht in Gramm: 528 18 x 11,5cm, zeitgen. Ledereinband, Rücken mit goldener floraler Verzierung (stärker abgeblättert), rotes Rückenschild mit goldgeprägtem Titel, oberes Kapital mit kleinem Defekt, berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Titel rot-schwarz, am unteren Rand ca. 1cm Streifen ausgeschnitten ohne Textverlust, Buntpapierbezug der Spiegel; 12 Bl., 782 S., 28 Bl. Conspectus und Index [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Metodo di vivere, ovvero Capitoli da osservarsi nella Miserabile Compagnia degli Spiantati. Dati alla luce dal Fondatore delle medesima in quest'anno 1754.

      In Lucca, per Francesco Marescandoli a Pozzotorelli (1754). In 8vo piccolo, copertina coeva; pp. 16. Xilografia popolare al frontespizio. Raro. ... Gli abiti dei Fratelli dovranno essere vecchi, e rattoppati, con molte cuciture, e punti, per essere stimati uomini di pezza... le scarpe ben tacconate, il Cappello di lana ordinaria e usato... Non devono i fratelli aver casa propria ma prenderla a pigione e di poco prezzo, tanto che vi sia un letto quale potrà servire da tavolino ed il lenzuolo di tovaglia... Dell'ingresso nella Compagnia. Dell'Abito e del modo di vestire i Fratelli. Dell'Abitazione dei fratelli. Del debito dei fratelli. Delle entrate e uscite, del far debiti e non pagar debiti e non pagar creditori. Dell'impiego e trattenimento de' fratelli. Dell'Ordine della Precedenza tra fratelli. De' privilegi, che si godono nella Compagnia. De' Fratelli carcerati. De' Fratelli infermi, o della Spezieria. Del modo di fare i funerali. Della patente delle Armi permesse ai fratelli. De' requisiti che devono avere le Donne per entrare ec. Del modo di fare li sponsali tra Fratelli e Sorelle. D'Alcuni avvertimenti utili alla Compagnia. Axs

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         ABDEKER ou l'art de conserver sa beauté

      L'an de l'Hegyre 1754, (1168); 4 volumes in-12 reliés plein veau marbré de l'époque. Dos lisses ornés de fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison. Guirlande dorée sur les plats et monogramme à la lettre C doré frappé au centre. Tome 1 : Un feuillet blanc, faux titre, frontispice, titre encadré avec vignette, 247 pages et 2 feuillets blancs ; 232 ; 255 ; 215 pages. Les frontispices et pages de titre des tomes 1 et 2 sont de couleurs rose, et de couleurs verte pour les tomes 3 et 4. Manque en coiffe du tome 2, restauration habile de quelques coins. Ex-libris.

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         The Philosophical Works of the late Right Honorable Henry St John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke, in Five Volumes

      London, David Mallet, 1754 (first collected octavo edition). Octavo, five volumes; early full polished calf with gilt morocco title-labels on the spines; joints starting to crack, but all of them are very firm; endpapers lightly tanned around the edges by the leather; trifling signs of use and age; an excellent set. Each volume contains the armorial bookplate of A.R. Downer, Sir Alexander 'Alick' Russell Downer (1910-1981), politician and diplomat. He was the Minister for Immigration under Menzies from 1958, and the Australian High Commissioner in London from 1963 to 1972. Henry St John, '1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751) was an English politician, government official and political philosopher. He was a leader of the Tories, and supported the Church of England politically despite his anti-religious views and opposition to theology. In 1715 he supported the Jacobite rebellion of 1715 which sought to overthrow the new king George I. Escaping to France he became foreign minister for the Pretender. He was attainted for treason, but reversed course and was allowed to return to England in 1723. He is best known as the philosopher of the Country Party' (Wikipedia). The 'Dictionary of National Biography' bears all this out, and more, and has this to say about his works: 'Bolingbroke's philosophical works were published after the deist controversy in England had lost much of its novelty.... [His] works excited only a momentary attention, and are too fragmentary and discursive to be of much value.... Finally, in 1754, Mallet published the collected works ... which add "Substance of some Letters written originally in French about 1720, to M. de Pouilly"; "A Letter occasioned by one of Archbishop Tillotson's Sermons"; "[Four] Essays addressed to Alexander Pope"; "Fragments or Minutes of Essays" ... which, according to Mallet, were sent to Pope as written. This edition was the gun charged against Christianity of Dr. Johnson's famous comment'.

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         Batavia - Jan van Rijne, 1754.

      BATAVIA, COLONIAL CAPITAL OF THE DUTCH EAST INDIES?Vue de l'Isle et de la Ville de Batavia appartenant aux Hollandais, pour la Compagnie des Indes? [View of the isle and the town of Batavia belonging to the Dutch, for the V.O.C.] Copper engraving made by Jan van Rijne in 1754. Optical view published by Daumont in Paris. With original hand colouring. Size (print): 24 x 39 cm.Located at the mouth of the Ciliwung River, present-day Jakarta was the site of a settlement and port possibly going back as far as the fifth century A.D. In 1619, the Dutch captured and razed the existing city of Jayakarta (meaning ?glorious fortress? in Sundanese) and built the walled township of Batavia, which became the colonial capital of the Dutch East Indies.Van Rijne was born in the Netherlands, but spent most of his working life in London, where he specialised in producing engravings of scenes from the British and Dutch colonies. This town view shows us the situation of around 1655.Price: ?550,-.

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         Principj fisici tratti dagli elementi di fisica Nevtoniana. Lucca, Filippo Maria Benedini

      1754 - First Edition. 8vo, 124pp, contemporary vellum [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Delle monete e dell'instituzione delle Zecche d'Italia dell'antico e presente sistema di esse: e del loro intrinseco valore, e rapporto con la presente moneta dalla decadenza dell'Impero sino al secolo XVII

      Mantova-Pisa-Lucca - 1754-1757-1760. 3 volumi in 4 tomi in-4 (mm. 230x175); pp. XVIII, (2), 474; con 3 tabelle ripiegate fuori testo (primo tomo); pp. XVI, 502, (2) (secondo tomo); pp. (2), 303, (1) (terzo tomo, parte prima); pp. (2), 303, (1) con 9 tabelle ripiegate fuori testo. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con angoli, dorso liscio con titoli, numerazione di tomo e filetti incisi in oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Bruniture non inficianti al terzo volume, impresso a Lucca. "Rara edizione originale di quest'opera fondamentale di storia economica contenente osservazioni di tecnica finanziaria e monetaria. Si trattava di una poderosa opera di erudizione, con pagine di acuta storia economica (ad esempio sull'influsso dell'oro americano sull'Europa alla fine del Cinquecento) e pagine di tecnica monetaria e finanziaria che rivelano la mano di un competente. Tali studi restano ancora oggi essenziali nel campo dei sistemi monetari e, sebbene si possano criticare per la loro superficialità, non furono mai approfonditi da altri" ( (F. Venturi, Illuministi Italiani, III, p. 423). Bibliografia: Einaudi, 897. Kress, 5334. Gnecchi, p. 428. Cossa, 42. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Maniere de rendre toutes sortes d'edifices incombustibles ou Traite' sur la Construction des Voutes, faites avec des briques & du platre, dites Voutes plates; & d'un Toit de brique, sans Charpente, appellé Comble Briquetè.

      Chez Duchesne,, Paris 1754 - Segue al frontespizio: De l'invention de M. le Comte d'Espie, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal & Militaire de Saint Louis. Avec les Plans gravés en taille-douce. Esemplare completo delle due grandi incisioni più volte ripiegate al fondo, in perfette condizioni di conservazione e totalmente coevo. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, quattro nervi, fregi e titoli in oro al dorso, tagli rossi, pp. 80 - 2 Tav., in 16° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia

      By R. Adam F.R.S. F.S.A. Architect to the King and to the Queen. Printed for the author MDCCLXIIII. Elephant folio (564 mm tall), contemporary half-calf over marbled papered boards (worn), spine in compartments with simple gilt rule, contrasting morocco title label, pp. [xii]; 34; 61 fine copperplate engravings, many of which are folding and printed on multiple sheets, a short split to plate 18, plate 2 with a marginal water stain not affecting the image, a fine and clean copy. "Robert Adam is today known as one of the foremost practitioners of the neo-classical style of architecture. The son of the architect, builder and entrepreneur William Adam, he undertook the Grand Tour (1754-8) after his university education, though with more constructive ambitions towards the antique than most of his contemporaries. He became acquainted with archaeologists and architects, and designed fantasy buildings based upon what he saw in Rome. The climax of his tour was Dalmatia, which he visited in 1757 in the company of the French architect Charles-Louis Clérisseau (1721-1820) and two other draughtsmen. Clérisseau's speciality was in fantasy buildings or actual buildings set in imagined, romantic landscapes, and he was to provide the picturesque views and romanticised images of the palace at Spalato (formerly Spalatro; now Split) for Adam's 'magnum opus'. The publication of large folio volumes of illustrations of the antique was in its heyday, and offered a perfect opportunity for Adam to make his name and challenge his rivals with a magnificent production. Adam took seven years to produce his volume after the visit to Dalmatia, finally publishing it in 1764. The engravings were supplied by Francesco Bartolozzi among others and the publication may be seen as part of Adam's single-minded ambition to establish himself as the leading architect in England as well as Scotland." - Royal Collection Trust website, https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/1071086/ruins-of-the-palace-of-the-emperor-diocletian-at-spalatro A fine copy in contemporary binding of one of the great illustrated records of the Grand Tour. Cicognara 3567: 'opera magnifica e grandiosa'; Fowler 2; Harrison pp. 76-81; Millard II, 1.

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         A new & correct chart of the inner passage between Madagascar Isle and the Coast of Africa

      Artist: Herbert/ Rolos W / G; issued in: London; date: ca 1754 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 44 x 52; - description: Chart of the Strait of Madagscar.

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         A New History of the Life and Reign of the Czar Peter the Great, Emperor of all Russia, and Father of the Country. [London]: Printed in the year

      1754 - First Edition. Small 8vo, viii, 354, [5 index]pp, contemporary calf. ESTC T196157 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Dissertations sur l'incompatibilité de l'attraction et de ses différentes loix, avec les phénomènes et sur les Tuyaux capillaires

      Desaint et Saillant, Paris 1754 - Plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré. Un volume in-12 (162x94 mm), xxiv-391-(3) pages et une planche hors texte . . Né en Savoie, en 1718, Gerdil fût nommé Cardinal en 1777 et aurait pu devenir Pape à la mort de Pie VI, sans le véto des Autrichiens qui ne voulaient pas d'un Pape Français. Ce n'est pas seulement un théologien, un philosophe, un moraliste, un jurisconsulte, mais aussi un mathématicien et un physicien. Il a publié plusieurs dissertations sur les plus hautes questions des mathématiques et de la physique. Dans les "Dissertations sur l'incompatibilité .", se trouvent rassemblées, selon Montucla, les objections les plus pressantes et les mieux fondées contre l'attraction newtonienne. D'AIembert le juge un des plus habiles adversaires de Newton, Mairan loue l'esprit géométrique qui règne en tous ses ouvrages. Pas plus que Fontenelle et Mairan, Gerdil ne rejette les calculs de Newton, mais il repousse la cause qu'il assigne aux phénomènes. Si réellement il a fait de l'attraction, comme quelques-uns des siens le lui attribuent, une qualité inhérente à la matière, c'est, dit-il dans la préface, "uniquement contre ces sortes de charmes, de tendances, de vertus inconnues et mystérieuses désavouées par Newton, rejetées hautement par Maclaurin, que j'ose élever ma voix." A cette mystérieuse et obscure attraction, il oppose la clarté avec laquelle se conçoit la tendance des corps les uns vers les autres, en vertu de la masse de la matière, par qui le mouvement se communique successivement, et sans interruption, de l'un à l'autre. Édition originale rare. Très bon exemplaire Bouiller. "Histoire de la philosophie cartésienne". Montucla [IV, 551]. Not in Babson or Wallis ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments. 12mo (162x94 mm), xxiv-391-(3) pages and one folding plate. . . Born in Savoy, in 1718 Gerdil was appointed Cardinal in 1777, and could have been Pope after the death of Pie VI, without the Austrian veto who does not want a French Pope. This is not only a theologian, a philosopher, a moralist, a jurist, but also a mathematician and physicist. He has published several essays on the highest questions of mathematics and physics. In "Essays on the incompatibility .", are explained, according Montucla, the best objections against the Newtonian theory on attraction. Not more than Fontenelle and Mairan, Gerdil rejects Newton's calculations, but it pushes the cause he assigns to the phenomena. At this "dark and mysterious" attraction he opposes the clarity with which the tendency to conceive of bodies towards each other, under the mass of material, by which the motion is communicated successively and continuously from one to another. RARE FIRST EDITION. Very good copy Bouiller. "Histoire de la philosophie cartésienne". Montucla [IV, 551]. Not in Babson or Wallis In 12 286g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire des recherches sur la quadrature du cercle

      Jombert, Paris 1754 - Pleine basane racinée postérieure, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré portant le titre doré. Un volume in12 (163x95 mm), xliii-(5)-304-(4) pages et 8 planches dépliantes Reliure légèrement frottée, mors supérieur fendillé sur quelques centimètres en queue . Rare édition originale publiée anonymement. Montucla décrit les essais fait -- par ceux qui sont ici appelés pour la première fois les quadrateurs -- pour démontrer la quadrature du cercle, explique en quoi ces démonstrations sont erronnées et explique en quoi il pense qu'il est vain de poursuivre les travaux sur ce sujet. La quadrature du cercle consiste à construire un carré de même aire qu'un cercle donné. C'est l'un des grands problèmes que nous a laissé l'antiquité. De nombreux mathématiciens croient avoir résolu ce problème, mais leurs démonstrations étaient erronées. En 1754, Montucla n'a aucun doute sur l'impossibilité de la quadrature, mais ce n'est qu'en 1882 que le mathématicien allemand Ferdinand von Lindemann en réalisera la démonstration. Bon exemplaire de cet ouvrage recherché. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Bound in later full tree sheep, spine gilt in six compartments lettered in gilt. 12mo (163x95 mm), xliii-(5)-304-(4) pages and 8 folding plates Binding slightly rubbed, upper joint starting to split at the tail . Rare first edition published anonymously on the history of the "quadrature of the circle". In 12 / 12mo 295g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Careful and Strict Enquiry into the Modern Prevailing Notions of that Freedom of Will, which is Supposed to be Essential to Moral Agency, Vertue and Vice, Reward and Punishment, Praise and Blame

      Boston: S. Kneeland, 1754. First edition. Rebound to style in full sheep, blind rules, raised bands and a red morocco spine label. Octavo (pages 195 x 114 m), collating: [ii], vi, [iv], 294, [xiv]; complete with the Table of Contents in the front, and the Index and List of Subscribers, in the back. Index with errata slip pasted in. Pages browned, minor soiling and a few early and late leaves dampstained. Overall a Very Good copy of a scarce and important work. The Cambridge History of American Literature devotes a whole chapter to Jonathan Edwards, pointing out that he remains one of the giants of the intellect and one of the enduring masters of religious emotion. It was of this book that Dr. Johnson said "[a]ll theory is against the freedom of the will, all experience for it." Boswell's typical remark was "[t]he only relief I had was to forget it." A very important early American philosophical work. "The most recent generation of scholars has put Edwards back into deeper historical context: as a pastor exemplifying changes in the role of the minister within a socioeconomically evolving community; as a preacher developing the homiletic arts to fit the needs of his audience; and as a thinker engaging with the best European ideas, innovatively synthesizing rationalism and piety in order to transmit the best of the Puritan vision of man's frailty and God's glory into a modern age that found it convenient to ignore both." (ANB). Grolier One hundred influential American books printed before 1900.

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