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         Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. Tomes I-II-III-IV.

      George Conrad Walther, Dresde et Leipzig 1756 - Avec gravures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume XXVI (26) January to December 1756

      London: D Henry; R Cave. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1756. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 626pp, [xvi] + plates. 17 b/w plates and maps (7 fold-out). .

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         A Complete Body of Architecture. Adorned with plans and elevations from original designs. In which are interspersed some designs of Inigo Jones, never before published.

      London, T.Osborne and J. Shifton, 1756. Vollständige Original-Ausgabe, ohne Einband, im Folio-Format 27 x 42 cm. Mit ganzseitiger gestochener Frontispiz-Abbildung, Titelblatt in Rotschwarz-Druck mit kleiner gestochener Abbildung vom Pantheon in Rom; 8 Bll., 748 Seiten und Index, 114 Kupfertafeln, Text: Englisch. Zählung der Tafeln nicht immer fortlaufend und mit dem Tafelverzeichnis übereinstimmend, Falttafeln z.T. mit Doppelnummer, die tatsächliche Anzahl der Tafeln beträgt 115 einschließlich Frontispiz, davon sind 14 gefaltet, eine doppelt. - Erste Auflage, EA, Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung, breitrandiges Exemplar; o h n e Einband, jedoch fachmännisch neu gebunden und somit vorbereitet zur Bindung in eine neuanzufertigende Einbanddecke. - Illustrierte Bücher, klassische Architektur, Architektur-Entwürfe von Indigo Jones, Baupläne, Baukunst in England im 18. Jahrhundert, Architekten-Lehrbuch, Vorlagenbuch, Säulenordnungen des Altertums, griechische / römische Baukunst Versand D: 5,90 EUR Illustrierte Bücher, klassische Architektur, Architektur-Entwürfe von Indigo Jones, Baupläne, Baukunst in England im 18. Jahrhundert, Architekten-Lehrbuch, Vorlagenbuch

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         Ecole de cavalerie

      La Compagnie des Libraires, Paris 1756 - Deux volumes, in-8, plein veau marbré, dos très ornés, pièces de titre de veau brun et de tomaison de veau vert, tranches rouges. [16], 319 pages ; [4], 300 pages. Réédition au format in-8 de l'ouvrage majeur de François Robichon de La Guérinière (1688-1751), L'école de cavalerie, publiée en 1733 au format in-folio, illustrée d'un portrait-frontispice, d'un titre gravé et de 33 planches hors texte, dont 4 dépliantes, par Charles Parrocel (1688-1752). Quelques cahiers roussis, quelques coins écrasés. Bel exemplaire, de la bibliothèque des Bernard de La Vernette Saint-Maurice avec leur ex-libris gravé et un timbre humide sur la page de faux-titre. /// Two volumes, 8vo, full marbled calf, gilt-ornate spine with brown and green calf letter-pieces, all edges red. [16], 319 pages ; [4], 300 pages. Reprint, 8vo format, 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 a frontispiece-portrait, an engraved title-page, 33 out of text plates, including 4 folding, by Charles Parrocel (French painter, 1688-1752). Despite some brownish pages and bumped corners, nice copy from Bernard de La Vernette Saint-Maurice's library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A treatise on the three medicinal mineral waters at Llandrindod, in Radnorshire, South Wales

      London, Everingham & Reynolds 1756 - A treatise on the three medicinal mineral waters at Llandrindod, in Radnorshire, South Wales with some remarks on Mineral and Fossil Mixtures. London, printed by J. Everingham and T. Reynolds for the author, 1756. 8vo. (4) + xliv + 336pp. Title in red & black. With engraved frontispiece by J S Miller, and woodcut head- and tail-pieces, some signed JB. Contemporary calf; lightly. First edition. The spa, thought to date back to Roman times (Pliny’s Balnea Siluria), was rediscovered in the 1ate 17th century; it was not however until a poem praising the waters appeared in The Gentleman’s Magazine (1748) that the spa received attention. William Grosvenor of Shrewsbury then moved in and developed houses and built the magnificent Grosvenor Hotel. The important cures effected by the saline and sulphur springs advocated by a Mrs Jenkins (c.1736) were promoted. The present treatise enhanced the town’s prestige immeasurably; the physician author, claims the ‘good effects’ of the waters ‘give place to none in Europe’ . The environment, history of the waters and social amenities are described followed by 3 books on the Saline, Pump and Sulphur Waters, cures and remedies, and directions for drinking and bathing. An appendix contains short accounts of springs in other parts of Wales, several deemed to be efficacious on account of coal in the ground. There is a list of some 215 subscribers, inc. the Princess Dowager of Wales (widow of Frederick Prince of Wales d.1751), the eminent physician Dr Stephen Hales, Richard Myddleton of Chirk Castle & Frederick de Quadt of Westphalia, Germany. In very good condition. Duveen 362-3. Wellcome III, p521. See William Thomson, 'Spas that Heal', London, 1978, pp122-32. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         CARTE DE L'ITALIE DANS LAQUELLE SONT TRACES LES ROUTES DES POSTES

      Italia 1756 - Carta geografica dell'Italia divisa nei sui stati in coloritura coevaBibliografia: L'Italia nelle antiche carte dal medioevo all'unità nazionale" di Roberto Borri pag. pag. 250 nr. 297 mm 476x542

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         Encrypted message using number code

      Ms in ink. Single page. Folio. Folded twice, repairs to old folds. New Orleans, December,

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         [WORKS IN GREEK]: ILIADOS. ODYSSEIAS. BATRACHOMYOMACHIA. HYMNOI. EPIGRAMMATA. EPE HYPOBOLIMAIA. LEIPSANA

      Glasguae [Glasgow]: In aedibus academicis, excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis, 1756-58. First Edition of the Foulis Homer. This is the outstanding Large Paper version of the most esteemed product of the Foulis Press, praised by Harwood as "one of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world," with accuracy "equal to its magnificence." According to Gaskell, the Foulis Homer is "a magnificent achievement, a modern approach to type design." The Greek type was designed by Alexander Wilson, and was notable for breaking with the style of Garamond's grec du roi. Lowndes considered it "one of the most splendid specimens of Greek typography extant." Edward Gibbon observed the impact beautiful printing has on the reader: "As the eye is the organ of fancy, I read Homer with more pleasure in the Glasgow edition. Through that fine medium, the poet's sense appears more beautiful and transparent." Dibdin describes the "great splendor and beauty" of the large paper copies, one of which resided at the Althorp library. The Homer was edited by Glasgow classics professors James Moor and George Muirhead, who proofed it, page by page, at least six times. The great pains paid off: Robert and Andrew Foulis were awarded a silver medal by the Select Society of Edinburgh for the best-printed and most correct Greek book. Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 and continued with and by his brother Andrew, the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in six decades of publishing, always characterized by accurate scholarship, fine quality paper and types, and printing that was done to exacting technical standards. Although the contemporary binding of the present copy shows signs of use, it retains most of its original stateliness, and, combined with the wonderful interior, makes for a very desirable volume.. 330 x 202 mm. (13 x 8"). With half titles, but without the general title (issued in 1758), as usual. Four volumes bound in two. First Edition of the Foulis Homer. Handsome contemporary cat's-paw calf, covers with lacy gilt frame, raised bands, spine compartments densely gilt in a lattice pattern, red and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges (small, old discreet repairs perhaps made to joints, and expertly done if they exist).Large Paper Copy. Front pastedowns with armorial bookplate of Richard Croftes, Esq. Gaskell 319; Dibdin II, 58; Lowndes II, 1097. One joint cracked (but board still firmly attached), other joints with short cracks at head or tail, gilt a little rubbed in spots, boards with a few small patches of lost patina from insect activity, but the once-superb bindings still sound and pleasing. A hint of offsetting in the text, otherwise A BEAUTIFUL COPY INTERNALLY--remarkably clean, smooth, and with generous margins.This is the outstanding Large Paper version of the most esteemed product of the Foulis Press, praised by Harwood as "one of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world," with accuracy "equal to its magnificence." According to Gaskell, the Foulis Homer is "a magnificent achievement, a modern approach to type design." The Greek type was designed by Alexander Wilson, and was notable for breaking with the style of Garamond's grec du roi. Lowndes considered it "one of the most splendid specimens of Greek typography extant." Edward Gibbon observed the impact beautiful printing has on the reader: "As the eye is the organ of fancy, I read Homer with more pleasure in the Glasgow edition. Through that fine medium, the poet's sense appears more beautiful and transparent." Dibdin describes the "great splendor and beauty" of the large paper copies, one of which resided at the Althorp library. The Homer was edited by Glasgow classics professors James Moor and George Muirhead, who proofed it, page by page, at least six times. The great pains paid off: Robert and Andrew Foulis were awarded a silver medal by the Select Society of Edinburgh for the best-printed and most correct Greek book. Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 and continued with and by his brother Andrew, the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in six decades of publishing, always characterized by accurate scholarship, fine quality paper and types, and printing that was done to exacting technical standards. Although the contemporary binding of the present copy shows signs of use, it retains most of its original stateliness, and, combined with the wonderful interior, makes for a very desirable volume.

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         WORKS IN GREEK]: ILIADOS. ODYSSEIAS. BATRACHOMYOMACHIA. HYMNOI. EPIGRAMMATA. EPE HYPOBOLIMAIA. LEIPSANA

      In aedibus academicis, excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis 1756-58, Glasguae [Glasgow] - 330 x 202 mm. (13 x 8"). With half titles, but without the general title (issued in 1758), as usual. Four volumes bound in two. First Edition of the Foulis Homer. Handsome contemporary cat's-paw calf, covers with lacy gilt frame, raised bands, spine compartments densely gilt in a lattice pattern, red and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges (small, old discreet repairs perhaps made to joints, and expertly done if they exist). Large Paper Copy. Front pastedowns with armorial bookplate of Richard Croftes, Esq. Gaskell 319; Dibdin II, 58; Lowndes II, 1097. One joint cracked (but board still firmly attached), other joints with short cracks at head or tail, gilt a little rubbed in spots, boards with a few small patches of lost patina from insect activity, but the once-superb bindings still sound and pleasing. A hint of offsetting in the text, otherwise A BEAUTIFUL COPY INTERNALLY--remarkably clean, smooth, and with generous margins. This is the outstanding Large Paper version of the most esteemed product of the Foulis Press, praised by Harwood as "one of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world," with accuracy "equal to its magnificence." According to Gaskell, the Foulis Homer is "a magnificent achievement, a modern approach to type design." The Greek type was designed by Alexander Wilson, and was notable for breaking with the style of Garamond's grec du roi. Lowndes considered it "one of the most splendid specimens of Greek typography extant." Edward Gibbon observed the impact beautiful printing has on the reader: "As the eye is the organ of fancy, I read Homer with more pleasure in the Glasgow edition. Through that fine medium, the poet's sense appears more beautiful and transparent." Dibdin describes the "great splendor and beauty" of the large paper copies, one of which resided at the Althorp library. The Homer was edited by Glasgow classics professors James Moor and George Muirhead, who proofed it, page by page, at least six times. The great pains paid off: Robert and Andrew Foulis were awarded a silver medal by the Select Society of Edinburgh for the best-printed and most correct Greek book. Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 and continued with and by his brother Andrew, the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in six decades of publishing, always characterized by accurate scholarship, fine quality paper and types, and printing that was done to exacting technical standards. Although the contemporary binding of the present copy shows signs of use, it retains most of its original stateliness, and, combined with the wonderful interior, makes for a very desirable volume. This is the outstanding Large Paper version of the most esteemed product of the Foulis Press, praised by Harwood as "one of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world," with accuracy "equal to its magnificence." According to Gaskell, the Foulis Homer is "a magnificent achievement, a modern approach to type design." The Greek type was designed by Alexander Wilson, and was notable for breaking with the style of Garamond's grec du roi. Lowndes considered it "one of the most splendid specimens of Greek typography extant." Edward Gibbon observed the impact beautiful printing has on the reader: "As the eye is the organ of fancy, I read Homer with more pleasure in the Glasgow edition. Through that fine medium, the poet's sense appears more beautiful and transparent." Dibdin describes the "great splendor and beauty" of the large paper copies, one of which resided at the Althorp library. The Homer was edited by Glasgow classics professors James Moor and George Muirhead, who proofed it, page by page, at least six times. The great pains paid off: Robert and Andrew Foulis were awarded a silver medal by the Select Society of Edinburgh for the best-printed and most correct Greek book. Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 and continued with and by his brother Andrew, the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in s

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         The Tradesmans Director or

      London - W Owen 1756 - A scarce eighteenth century book . Containing such instructions as will enable the shop-keeper to carry on his business with more ease and greater exactness than is usually done. Gives a good overview of the world of business and commerce in London in the 18th century. With additional page numbered *45 and 46* has been inserted between p 44 and 45. Though not the first of it's kind, this scarce pocket sized work provides a complete overview of various aspects of trade and book-keeping. Manuals of this kind had begun to appear since the late 17th century, and were usually aimed at a broad audience, in particular towards 'Gentleman'. Previously volumes sought, by claiming to appeal to all classes, to increase readership, as it was supposed that all could benefit from an understanding of book keeping, weights and measures, from Lord to apprentice. By contrast, this work aims itself squarely at a trade audience, and as stated in the preface, 'in the plainest language. . . nothing introudced without being explained in an easy and familiar method: Most of the books of this sort were either superior to common capacities and ordinary dealings, or hand introduced such loads of rubbish as were fitted more to increase the difficulty than to make this sort of knowledge useful and agreeable. ' Furthermore, this volume was released as a handy pocket-sized work, rather than more awkward octavos or folios that had more oftencome before. Complete collation unavailable, although appears to be complete. Condition: Rebound in quarter calf with marbled boards. Externally smart. Internally firmly bound. Pages are clean throughout with the occasional ink annotation. Imprint exised at foot of title page with loss of publication date, new front and rear endpapers, some pages toned and light spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Divota Novena

      Florenz 1756 - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Colonial America

      December 29, 1756. Manuscript Document Signed “Will:m Hunter” on verso of a Partly Printed Document Signed “Josias Lyndon Clerk” as Clerk, one page, 8” x 12.25”. Newport [Rhode-Island], December 29, 1756. Completed in manuscript. Small hole in center and hole at lower edge expertly infilled in blank areas on verso. Very good condition.

In part, “Newport. ff. George the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. To the Sheriff of Our County of Newport or to his Deputy, Greeting. Whereas William Hunter of Newport in the County of Newport Physician commenced an Action of the Case upon a Promise agst Peter Phillips of sd Newport Mercht. at an Inferior Court of Common Pleas, held at Newport within and for Our said County of Newport on Monday the twenty second day of Novr last past, where the said Willm recovered a Judgment of Court against the Debt and Cost of Suit £16..17..4 as of Record of said Court appears: The which Sums in the whole, amount to Sixty six Pounds Seventeen Shillings & four pence for which Execution remains to be done.

“We Command y[ou, ther]efore, That of the Gods and Chattels of the said Peter within your Precinct, you execute and levy the said Sum of [Si]xty six Pounds Seventeen Shillings thereof, in current Money of the Colony of Rhode-Island, together with Eight Shillings and Four Pence for this Execution … We command you to take the Body of the said Peter into your Custody, and him safely secure in our Goal in Newport in our said County of Newport ’till that he satisfy and pay the aforesaid Willm the aforesaid Sums…”


Josias Lyndon (1704-1778) was Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations from 1768-1769, succeeding Stephen Hopkins. He had served as Clerk of the Assembly from 1728-1767 and, after serving a term as Governor, resumed this position again from 1770 until 1777, a few months before his death.

Signed on verso by Dr. William Hunter, plaintiff in the case: “Recd of Joseph Scott Esqr Fifty Pounds in full for the within Debt. Newport Jun ye 78th 1757. Pr Willm Hunter.”

Also, “Judgement Satisfied out of the money that was raised on the Sale of a Lott of Lands a Dwelling House & ware House standing thereon. --- Joseph Scott Sher.”

Born in Scotland, William Hunter (1730-1777) came to America in 1752 with a medical library said to be the largest in New England at the time of his death. He settled in Newport. In 1755, Dr. Hunter advertised in the “Boston Evening Post” of January 20, 27 and February 3, 1755 (there was no newspaper in Newport at that time) his intention of giving a series of lectures on anatomy and surgery. Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse (1754-1846) later wrote: “About the year I756, Dr. William Hunter gave at Newport, R. I. the first anatomical and surgical lectures ever delivered in the twelve Colonies. They were delivered in the Court House, two seasons in succession, by cards of invitation, and to great satisfaction. His collection of instruments was much larger than any professor exhibits at this day. Doctor Hunter was a man of talents, well-educated at Edinburgh, and a gentleman of taste in the fine arts.” Hunter personally filled out and signed the invitation cards.

The following is from an illustrated article published on the website of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Heath, originally published in the January 1935 issue of “Annals of Surgery” (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1935), Volume 101 – Issue 1, pages 506-528, “Doctor William Hunter of Newport” by E.B. Krumbhaar, M.D. Dr. Edward Bell Krumbhaar (1882-1966), a distinguished pathologist and cardiac physician was one of Philadelphia’s leading historians of medicine.

In part, “Hunter is said to have been the first patron of Gilbert Stuart, the celebrated painter. While visiting the mainland to see patients, Hunter was struck by the drawings in chalk on a certain barn door. Seeing other meritorious drawings upon later visits, he investigated the matter and found that the boy, Gilbert Stuart, had made them. Hunter then gave him money to take drawing lessons. After a time the boy visited him in Newport and Dr. Hunter asked if he was ready to begin painting. The boy replied that he thought he was; whereupon the Doctor said: ‘Well, paint my dog.’ The original of this picture is now to be seen in Newport in the house of Mrs. William E. Glyn, a great-great-granddaughter of Doctor Hunter. Stuart, who was born at Middletown, R. I., in I755, even at thirteen had begun to show his talent, and two of his portraits (of himself and Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse) painted before the year in which he first had instruction in art, hang in the well-known Redwood Library in Newport…

“Like many of the Scottish emigrants to the colonies, Hunter remained a loyalist and was from the start a frank supporter of the home country’s authority. He is known to have been a subscriber in I767 to the anti-colonial ‘Boston Chronicle,’ and as the clouds gathered preceding the Revolution, he did not hesitate to denounce ‘the dom'd Rebels.’ On Christmas Day, 1775, Hunter was among eight Tories brought before General Lee to swear renunciation of Tory principles, fidelity to the American cause and readiness to take arms in its defence when called upon by the Continental Congress. The three who did not take the oath are listed and Hunter’s name is not among them; nevertheless, he as a physician, and Mr. Bisset, as a clergyman, were exempted from the statement about taking arms.

“On July 18, I776, however, the General Assembly resolved that Hunter, who with several others had refused to subscribe to the declaration it had prescribed, be removed by the Sheriff to Smithfield, R. I. The declaration to which Doctor Hunter
refused to subscribe read as follows: ‘Declaration or Test, to be made by suspected
persons in the Colony, relative to the War with Great Britain: “I, the subscriber, do solemnly and sincerely declare, that I believe the war, resistance, and opposition, in which the United American Colonies are now engaged, against the fleets and armies of Great Britain, is on the part of the said colonies just and necessary; and that I will not, directly nor indirectly, afford assistance of any sort or kind, whatever, to the said fleets and armies, during the continuance of the present war; but that I will heartily assist in the defence of the United Colonies.”’ In August, however, he was permitted to return to Newport on account of the dangerous illness of one of his children, and three of the state magistrates were ‘appointed to direct when the said Doctor Hunter shall be sent back to Smithfield.’”

It is interesting to note that at the Proceedings of the General Assembly, held for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, at Newport on the third Monday in August, 1776 [August 19, 1776], the Justices of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, for the County of Newport, “voted and resolved, that Dr. William Hunter, be, and he is hereby, permitted to return to Newport, to visit his family, under their present distress, occasioned by the dangerous illness of one of his children; but that he return back to Smithfield (the place ordered by this Assembly for his residence), as soon as the situation of his family may permit. That John Collins, Esq., John Jepson, Esq., and Peter Phillips, Esq., three of the magistrates of this state, be, and they are hereby, appointed to direct when the said Dr. Hunter shall be sent back to Smithfield.” Peter Phillips may have been the Newport merchant whom Dr. Hunter sued 20 years earlier.

Dr. Krumbhaar continued, “When the British took Newport December 8, 1776, Hunter’s ease was assured. His name occurs in Stiles’ list of those in the city at that time - one of about a dozen to be marked with four stars, ie. the most extreme of Tories. He took great pleasure and satisfaction in the local predominance of his side but his triumph was short-lived He contracted a ‘putrid fever,’ while in attendance at the Army Hospital (according to one account), or while attending sailors-prisoner of war on a man of war in the harbor (according to another). After a short illness, he died on January 30, I777. In the February 7th number of the ‘Newport Gazette,’ a paper sponsored by the British while in occupation, the following obituary was published:

“‘Last Friday night departed this life Dr. Wm. Hunter in whom concentrated all those virtues wh. adorn the patriot, form the husband and compose the parent. The town has sustained a loss which can not be repaired. His worthy consort is deprived of the most engaging of husbands and his children the best, the fondest of parents. The patience with which he bore the many & unprovoked insults of his countrymen in full confidence that relief would soon arrive deserves every encomium and perhaps the goodness of his disposition is not in any instance more conspicuous than in forbearing to retaliate the injuries of many whom the restoration of the authority of his sovereign had placed in his power.’” Dr. Hunter’s son and namesake William Hunter (1774-1849) served as a Federalist U.S. Senator from Rhode Island (1811-1821) and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires (1834-1841) and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (1841-1843) to Brazil.


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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXVI (26) January to December 1756

      D Henry; R Cave, London 1756 - iii, 626pp, [xvi] + plates. 17 b/w plates and maps (7 fold-out). G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Dissertatio chemico-medica inauguralis de sale lactis essentiali .

      [Lugduni Batavorum] 1756 - In-4° relié demi-percaline XIX°, 36 pages. The chemico-medical essay ¿De sale lactis essentiali¿ is a thesis presented in Leyden in 1756 by a physician from Lausanne, M.-L.Vullyamoz, to obtain the medical degree. It shows that chemistry has become a university science connected with medicine and that combustion was explained at that time by G. E. Stahl's theory of the phlogiston. It reminds us that the hypotheses of this German physician, which were part of the animistic doctrine, were widely adopted in Europe. In chemistry they began to fade in 1789 after the publication of Lavoisier's work on oxydation. Nevertheless, they have contributed to establish a modern science. In medicine Stahl's animism evolved towards vitalism,which survived in several forms.Vullyamoz's thesis, which presents chemical experiences intended to analyse and promote a popular medicine, is a testimony of the spirit of Enlightenment, which rejects dogmatism and tries to understand facts through observation and the use of reason. La dissertation chimico-médicale «De sale lactis essentiali» est une thèse présentée en 1756 à Leyde par un médecin lausannois,M.-L.Vullyamoz,pour l 'obtention d'un doctorat en médecine. Elle permet de constater, parmi d'autres faits qui seront cités, que la chimie est devenue une science universitaire associée à la médecine et que, à cette époque, les réactions de combustion sont encore expliquées par la théorie du phlogistique de G. E. Stahl. Elle offre la possibilité de rappeler que les hypothèses de ce médecin allemand, intégrées dans sa doctrine animiste, étaient largement adoptées en Europe. En chimie, elles perdirent leur crédit dès 1789 après les travaux de Lavoisier sur l'oxydation, mais elles auront contribué à instituer une science moderne. En médecine, l'animisme stahlien évoluera vers le vitalisme, qui se perpétuera sous diverses formes. La thèse de Vullyamoz, en présentant des expériences chimiques pour analyser et promouvoir un remède populaire, est un témoignage de l'esprit des Lumières qui rejette le dogmatisme et cherche à comprendre les faits par l'observation et le raisonnement éclairé. En 1734, on pouvait lire dans le numéro de mai du Mercure suisse, périodique le plus répandu en Suisse romande et bien connu à l'étranger, un article qui débutait ainsi: De toutes les découvertes que l'on fait dans les Sciences & dans les Arts, il n'y en a point de plus utiles que celles qui se font en Médecine, & qui ont pour but la Santé & la Vie des hommes. Ce sont celles aussi après lesquelles on doit sur tout travailler, & qu'il importe le plus au Public de connoître. Celle du Sucre de Lait est de ce genre . Le nom du médecin consulté de Neuchâtel ne figure pas dans la publication, mais il est révélé dans un résumé sur ce sujet L'article mentionne en outre que ce remède est fort bien préparé à Neuchâtel. Il s'agissait apparemment d'un produit particulièrement suisse, car A. de Haller écrira dans ses Elementa physiologicae corporis humani: «Est in sero lactis genus proprium vere animale, quod in patria mea frequens paratur.» On pourra lire aussi plus tard en 1818 dans le Dictionnaire des sciences médicales, édité par Panckoucke: «C'est dans les montagnes de la Suisse qu'est préparé tout le sucre de lait du commerce.»5 Est-ce parce que ce produit était connu comme une spécialité suisse que son étude a été confiée, comme travail de doctorat, à Marc-Louis Vullyamoz, ressortissant de Lausanne en «Helvétie», qui suivait les cours de médecine à Leyde en Hollande? On peut l'imaginer En effet, ce Lausannois avait choisi Leyde pour sa formation. Curieusement, il s'inscrit d'abord à la Faculté de droit, le 11 novembre 1744, à 20 ans, puis, après une pause, à 25 ans, le 27 juillet 1750, de nouveau en droit. Finalement, le 15 janvier 1754, à 29 ans, il change d'orientation et se fait immatriculer en médecine. Il termine ses études par un examen le 26 mars 1756 et par un doctorat le 20 mai de la même année. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Antique Print-SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN-AMERICA-AUSTRALIA-SEA CHART-Bellin-1756

      - Antique print, titled: 'Carte reduite des Mers comprises entre l'Asie et l'Amerique apelees par les Navigateurs Mer du Sud ou Mer Pacifique [.]' - (Detailed map of Oceans between Asia and America, named by navigators Southern Ocean or Pacific Ocean .) Highly decorative sea chart / nautical map / maritime map of the Pacific Ocean with large parts of North and South America, Asia and Australia. With a large decorative cartouche. With manuscript additions in red ink of South Pacific islands, possibly making this an interesting historic document as well, illustrating the great wave of exploration that occurred from the 1760s to the 1790s. Hand coloured engraving on handlaid (verge type) paper. Description: First published in Paris in 1756 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. Wormhole at top margin near middle fold, 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. 35.8 x 23.8 inch. The image size is ca. 33.3 x 22.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 91 x 60.5 cm. The image size is ca. 84.5 x 56.5 cm.

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         Etat présent de la Pensilvanie où l'on trouve le détail de ce qui s'y est passé depuis la défaite du Général Braddock jusqu'à la prise d'Oswego, avec une Carte particulière de cette Colonie.

      S.l., 1756, in 12, de 128pp., ill. d'une carte gravée de la Pennsylvanie se dépl., cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, tr. rouges, bon exemplaire. Rare édition originale de la traduction française de l'abbé de La Ville de cet ouvrage important pour l'histoire de la Pennsylvanie, visant à obtenir le soutien des Français pour la lutte contre les Anglais en Amérique. L'abbé donne ici une version largement augmentée de l'ouvrage de William Smith intitulé "Brief state of the Province of Pennsylvania" paru à Londres, en ajoutant en tête une "Description abrégée de la Pensilvanie" et in fine une "Relation contentant la suite de ce qui s'est passé en Pensilvanie...". C'est une source importante concernant les activités de Benjamin Franklin durant cette période et ses efforts pour obtenir de l'aide pour le général Braddock. La Pennsylvanie (formée d'Allemands, de Hollandais, d'Anglais et d'Irlandais) est alors en butte aux incursions fréquentes des Indiens (alliés des Français) qui font des ravages dans la colonie. ¶ Sabin, 19370 " In his preface the author remarks that Pennsylvania suffered more than any of the other English colonies from the defeat of General Braddock, and that he is publishing this work because of the great interest the French people took in the progress of the War with England. He says that he has based his account of Pennsylvania on an English pamphlet published a few months earlier. This pamphlet was William Smith's "Brief state of the Province of Pennsylvania" published in London" - Leclerc 519 - Howes p.216 - Streeter II-960. "This book was evidently designed to make the French people happy over the course of the struggle with the English in North America. It abridges Smith's Brief View with its portrayal of the helplessness of Pennsylvania in repulsing Indian atrocities. It must have made good reading in France..."

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         British education: or, the source of the disorders of Great Britain. Being an essay towards proving, that the immorality, ignorance, and false taste, which so generally prevail, are the natural and necessary consequences of the present defective system of education. With an attempt to shew, that a revival of the art of speaking, and the study of our own language, might contribute, in a great measure, to the cure of those evils. In three parts. I. Of the use of these studies to religion, and morality; as also, to the support of the British constitution. II. Their absolute necessity in order to refine, ascertain, and fix the English language. III. their use in the cultivation of the imitative arts: shewing, that were the study of oratory made

      London: R. and J. Dodsley 1756 - 8vo., xl + 536pp., endpapers foxed, title and final leaf a little browned, contemporary calf, professionally rebacked to match, spine with raised bands and gilt lines, the old label re-used. A good copy with the late 18th or early 19th century armorial bookplate of the Kerr family, with Mary Kerr's signature, dated 1800, >at head of title. First edition. 'A treatise of fundamental importance for the history of English studies and the teaching of English, discussing all aspects of language-study, including grammar, rhetoric and elocution'. [Alston] Thomas Sheridan's father had, it is said, always wanted his son to be a school master as he was. But much of the younger Thomas Sheridan's life - until he was approaching 40 - was spent acting or theatre managing in Dublin and London. The latter part of his life was devoted to teaching and lecturing on elocution. He fell out with Samuel Johnson over pensions, Johnson finally damning Sheridan as 'dull, naturally dull'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         La noblesse commercante.A Londres, et se trouve a Paris, chez Duchesne , 1756.

      A Londres, et se trouve a Paris, chez Duchesne 1756 - Pp. 215 (1). Con bell'antiporta allegorica incisa in rame. Unito a: SAINTE FOY (DE) PHILIPPE AUGUSTE. La noblesse militaire ou le patriote francois. S.l.n., 1756. Pp. v (1), 210. Due parti in un volume di cm. 16. Legatura del tempo in piena pelle con titoli su tass. e fregi floreali al dorso; tagli rossi. Antiche firme di possesso al frontespizio, trascurabili mende alle cuffie, sporadiche fioriture, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Prima opera: Gabriel Francois Coyer (1707-1782), gesuita francese, fu letterato e pensatore economico forse più apprezzato fuori dai confini nazionali; fu infatti membro della Società Reale di Londra. La Noblesse commercante fu la sua principale opera. Pubblicata nel 1756 scatenò numerose reazioni dottrinali, sfociate in altrettante edizioni a stampa. Le tesi contenute nella Noblesse, rivolte al progresso dell'economia, ruotavano intorno all'affermazione di limiti da imporre agli aristocratici nell'esercizio delle attività commerciali. Nello stesso anno (nel giro di pochi mesi) uscirono diverse edizioni. Cfr. Barbier III, 417; Kress 5504; Einaudi 1388. Seconda opera: Philippe Auguste de Sainte Foy (1721-1785), conte e cavaliere d'Arcq, scrisse questo saggio in risposta alla Noblesse commercante di Coyer, affermando principi tradizionali basati sulla stretta relazione tra nobiltà e dignità militare. Anche in questo caso uscirono diverse edizioni nel medesimo anno, distinguibili dal numero delle pagine. La nostra edizione al frontespizio riporta "troisieme edition", ma appare assolutamente conforme all'edizione originale descritta nel catalogo Einaudi. Cfr. Barbier, III, 418; Einaudi, 149; Kress 5490; Goldsmiths 9138. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Abhandlung von den Fingern, deren Verrichtungen und symbolischer Bedeutung, in so ferne sie der deutschen Sprache Zusätze geliefert, aus aller Art Alterthümer erwogen.

      Leipzig und Eisenach, M. G. Griessbach, 1756, - in-8vo, 12 Bl. (Titel mit gest. Vignette - Widmungsbl. an Joachim Fr. Freyh. von Beust - 3 Bl. Widmung - 7 Bl. Vorwort) + 312 S. + 12 Bl. Register, unbeschnitten, Rez. Pappband. Rotes-Leder Titelschild. Sehr seltene Erstausgabe. - Akribische philologische Arbeit über die rechtliche und kulturelle Bedeutung von Fingern und Fingerzeichen seit der Antike. Groschuff (1700 oder 1701 - 1784, aus Danzig stammend) studierte Theologie und Rechtswissenschaften in Königsberg und Leipzig, war Erzieher, Sekretär und Hofmeister u. a. am Hof Hessen Philippsthal und in Eutin. Später ließ er sich in Schleiz nieder. (4. Abschnitt: Von dem Mittelfinger: die Verspottung mit diesem Finger ist die schlimmste. bey den Alten? - Gleichmäßig gebräunt.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. DBE IV, 267; Meusel, Lexikon der verstorbenen teutschen Schriftsteller I, 36. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Das zum Gebrauch leicht gemachte Microscopium. oder I. Eine Beschreibung, Berechnung und Erläuterung der Natur, Gebrauch und Vergrösserungs-Kraft der besten Gattungen von Microscopiis, vor den Unterricht, und besonders derjenigen, welche in Opticis nicht erfahren, und doch die Wunder der kleinern Schöpfung zu betrachten, und zu untersuchen Verlangen tragen. Worinn auch alle Anleitung zu finden, wie die Objecta, so man betrachten will, müssen praepariret, examiniret und praeserviret werden. II. Eine Erzählung und historische Nachricht dessen, was bis jetzo mit diesem Instrument vor erstaunenswürdige Entdeckungen gemachet worden, mit nützlichen Betrachtungen darüber begleitet. Deme beygefüget eine Nachicht von Polypo, und L. Steiners Beschrei

      Zürich, Heidegger und Comp., 1756 - 342 Seiten, 1 Blatt, 28 Seiten (Abhandlung von Steiner), 13 gestochene Falttafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit 18 x 10 cm First published in 1743, this was a popular book on microscopy by one of Britain's leading experts. Baker (1698 - 1774) won the Copley Medal of the Royal Society in 1744 for his microscopical observations on the crystallization of saline particles, which are included in the second part of this work. The first part covers the workings of microscopes, while second part contains descriptions of specimens such as seeds, hairs, insects, organisms that live in the mouth, sperm and blood. This edition also includes a detailed description of Baker's "Universal Microscope and an instrument invented by Johann Ludwig Steiner. Nissen ZBI 201. Einband berieben und altersbedingt verfärbt, vorderes Gelenk angebrochen. Gutes Exemplar.

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         Aufrichtig Teutsch Redender Hebräer, welcher gründlich zeiget den Ursprung und die Schicksaale des Jüdischen Volcks wie auch Deroselben Kirchenweesen, Gottesdienst, Glaubens-Articuln, Lehrsätze, übrigen Gebrauche und besondere Lebensarth etc.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig: Göbhardt 1756.. 4 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 27 (von 29) Kupfertafeln. 3 Bll., 206 S., 1 Bl.; 386 S.; 256 S.; 270 S., 18 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. 22,5 x 18,3 cm. Encyclopaedia Judaica, Vol. 4, 1162. - Eines der bedeutendsten Quellenwerke zu jüdischem Leben in Deutschland Mitte des 18. Jhdts., erstmalig 1748/49 unter dem Titel "Kirchliche Verfassung der heutigen Juden, sonderlich derer in Deutschland" in Erlangen und Coburg erschienen. "In his writings Bodenschatz described contemporary Jewish customs in Germany faithfully and without prejudice. ... Both editions are rich in engravings depicting subjects drawn from contemporary Jewish life in Germany" (Encycl. Jud.). Die Kupfer stammen zum Teil aus Picart`s "Cérémonies et coûtumes religieuses de tous les peuples" (1723-37). - Rückenbezug im Kopfbereich abgeplatzt, etwas berieben und bestoßen. Erste 30 Bll. mit Randverletzung; leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Es fehlen 2 Kupfertafeln.

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         Recuit [sic] de poésie et de chansons

      - [1] feuillet, 398-[10] pages , s.d. (c. 1756), in-4, [1] feuillet, 398-[10] pages, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge, Recueil de près de 200 chansons et poèmes lestes et populaires, soigneusement copié par un compilateur anonyme ; souvent, les airs sur lesquels elles devaient être exécutés sont indiqués. Quelques pièces font allusion à des évènements et à des personnages du temps ; l'une d'elles a d'ailleurs pour titre "Couplet à Madame Gentil pour le jour de sa fête 1756". Table des pièces in fine. Texte dans un encadrement tracé à l'encre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The case of marriages between near kindred particularly considered, with respect to the doctrine of scripture, the law of nature, and the laws of England. With some observations relating to the late Act to prevent Clandestine Marriages>.

      London: J. Whiston and B. White. MDCCLVI 1756 - 8vo., xix + (1) + 146pp., tiny perforations in a couple of leaves affecting partially two or three letters on both recto and verso of G4 and with loss of two or three letters on both recto and verso of H6, sense unimpaired, well bound fairly recently in calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands and label. A very good, crisp, copy in spite of the very minor faults. First edition. The Marriage Act> of 1753, or An Act for the better preventing of clandestine marriage,> popularly known as Lord Hardwicke's Marriage Act> (26 Geo.II.C.33) was the first statutory legislation in England and Wales to require a formal ceremony of marriage. It came into force on 25 March 1754. The Act had been precipitated by a dispute about the validity of a Scottish marriage, although pressure to address the problem of clandestine marriage had been growing for some time. Fry records that 'the ensuing treatise was written a considerable time since, and the greatest part of it printed off last winter, though not published till now.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Abhandlung von dem Daseyn und den Eigenschaften Gottes. Braunschweig, Schroeder

      1756 - First Edition in German. 8vo, xlviii, [xiv], 592pp, contemporary marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A. avanzo degli archi Neroniani sul monte Celio ov' era la loro terminazione. B e C: Fistole e Cloache nell' avanzo de' muri del castello dell' acqua.

      Acquaforte, bulino e puntasecca (mm 132 x212) tratta dalla terza tiratura della prima edizione de "Le Antichità Romane", una fra la più celebri opere di Piranesi. Esemplare con ampi margini, impresso su carta vergata romana. Le Antichità Romane furono pubblicate nel 1756 in quattro tomi da Rotili, Bouchard e Gravier. Furono pubblicate tre tirature diverse che si distinguono solo per piccole varianti del frontespizio del primo tomo. L'opera fu preparata nell'arco di un periodo molto lungo, probabilmente già a partire dal 1745 ca. Oltre alla indubbia importanza grafica essa rappresenta un nuovo modo di approcciarsi allo studio dell'architettura, una visione che fino ad allora era sconosciuta al mondo accademico, una sintesi della Roma antica ed è il punto di partenza per lo sviluppo della sua produzione futura. Splendido esemplare con ampi margini.

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         Aufrichtig Teutsch Redender Hebräer, welcher gründlich zeiget den Ursprung und die Schicksaale des Jüdischen Volcks wie auch Deroselben Kirchenweesen, Gottesdienst, Glaubens-Articuln, Lehrsätze, übrigen Gebrauche und besondere Lebensarth etc.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig: Göbhardt 1756. - 4 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 27 (von 29) Kupfertafeln. 3 Bll., 206 S., 1 Bl.; 386 S.; 256 S.; 270 S., 18 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. 22,5 x 18,3 cm. Encyclopaedia Judaica, Vol. 4, 1162. - Eines der bedeutendsten Quellenwerke zu jüdischem Leben in Deutschland Mitte des 18. Jhdts., erstmalig 1748/49 unter dem Titel "Kirchliche Verfassung der heutigen Juden, sonderlich derer in Deutschland" in Erlangen und Coburg erschienen. "In his writings Bodenschatz described contemporary Jewish customs in Germany faithfully and without prejudice. . Both editions are rich in engravings depicting subjects drawn from contemporary Jewish life in Germany" (Encycl. Jud.). Die Kupfer stammen zum Teil aus Picart`s "Cérémonies et coûtumes religieuses de tous les peuples" (1723-37). - Rückenbezug im Kopfbereich abgeplatzt, etwas berieben und bestoßen. Erste 30 Bll. mit Randverletzung; leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Es fehlen 2 Kupfertafeln.

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         L'arte del blasone dichiarata per alfabeto. Con le figure necessarie per la intelligenza de' termini in molte tavole impresse in rame e tre indici, due delle voci in franzese, e latino, uno de' nomi delle famiglie, comunità e società, di cui vi sono l'arme blasonate. Del conte Marc'Antonio Ginanni.

      presso Guglielmo Zerletti, In Venezia 1756 - In 2° (347 x 255 mm), legatura moderna in pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso, legatura precedente in cartonato alla rustica inclusa; pp. 392. Antiporta figurata incisa in rame da Pietro Monaco su disegno di Andrea Barbiani, frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero, 35 tavole incise in rame a piena pagina raffiguranti stemmi ed accessori araldici, vignette e finalini incisi in rame. Prima ed unica edizione di questo pregevole trattato araldico, riccamente illustrato (con 1 tavola colorata a mano), fornito da un dizionario alfabetico francese-italiano-latino in fine e ritenuto per decenni di fondamentale importanza per l’apprendimento della metodologia di ricerca degli stemmi nobiliari. Spreti, 1774: "Opera rara ed utilissima per ritrovare, dato il semplice stemma, il nome della Famiglia a cui appartiene". Rif.: IT\ICCU\TO0E\000536. OCLC, 23090961. Cond.: Ottimo esemplare con barbe, in copia fresca. Piccolo restauro a uno strappo. 2065g. MOLTO BUONO/PERFETTO (VERY GOOD/FINE) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Biblia Sacra, das ist die ganze Heil. Schrift Alt- und Neuen Testaments, Aus den Grund-Sprachen treulich und wohl übersetzt; .wozu noch die Lobwasserischen Psalmen samt den nöthigen Fäst-Gesängen zu vier Stimmen angefügt sind.

      Zürich, getruckt in Bürgklischer Truckerey, 1756, - in-8vo, gest. Frontispiz-Titel + 800 S. + 308 S. (Propheten) + 272 S. ( Apocrypha) + Frontispiz-Kupfer (Neue Testament) + 356 S. + Frontispiz-Kupfer (Psalmen Davids) + 208 S. (Musik u. Text (Psalmen David?s) + 28 (Hymnen, oder Fest-Gesänge), Kalbsleder d. Zeit, etwas abgenutzt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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         A Complete Body of Architecture. Adorned with plans and elevations from original designs. In which are interspersed some designs of Inigo Jones, never before published.

      London, T.Osborne and J. Shifton, 1756 - Vollständige Original-Ausgabe, ohne Einband, im Folio-Format 27 x 42 cm. Mit ganzseitiger gestochener Frontispiz-Abbildung, Titelblatt in Rotschwarz-Druck mit kleiner gestochener Abbildung vom Pantheon in Rom; 8 Bll., 748 Seiten und Index, 114 Kupfertafeln, Text: Englisch. Zählung der Tafeln nicht immer fortlaufend und mit dem Tafelverzeichnis übereinstimmend, Falttafeln z.T. mit Doppelnummer, die tatsächliche Anzahl der Tafeln beträgt 115 einschließlich Frontispiz, davon sind 14 gefaltet, eine doppelt. - Erste Auflage, EA, Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung, breitrandiges Exemplar; o h n e Einband, jedoch fachmännisch neu gebunden und somit vorbereitet zur Bindung in eine neuanzufertigende Einbanddecke. - Illustrierte Bücher, klassische Architektur, Architektur-Entwürfe von Indigo Jones, Baupläne, Baukunst in England im 18. Jahrhundert, Architekten-Lehrbuch, Vorlagenbuch, Säulenordnungen des Altertums, griechische / römische Baukunst Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A New and Accurate Description of the Present Great Roads and the Principal Cross Roads of England and Wales, Commencing at London and continuing to the farthest Parts of the Kingdom.

      R. & J. Dodsley, London, England 1756 - First [and only?] edition. In contemporary [?] or very early full leather binding of brown calf. Boards present but completely and cleanly detached. The binding much rubbed and dessicated, especially along the spine. The hubbed spine bearing, in blind-stamp, "Roads of England." Also, at the spine tail, in much-rubbed gilt, the date 1756. The firmly bound text block retains great integrity. 7 x 4.5 inches. On rag content, laid paper. With title page, 6 unnumbered pages, 168 and lxiv numbered pages. Title page states, Price Bound Four Shillings. With a handsome tail-piece engraving at p. 161 and at p. xl. Tipped in to the FEP opposite page lxiv is a large fold-out B&W map with decorative cartouche, Kitchin's most Accurate Map of the Roads of England and Wales: with the Distances by the Mile-Stones, and other most exact Admensurations between Town & Town. Map measures 14.5 x 14.25 inches (37 x 36 cm). The map in remarkable condition; just a hint of age-toning. Book's pastedowns and opposite FEPs with glue off-settings. Front pastedown with the handsome armorial/pictorial bookplate of R.P.L. Booker. A blank front FEP with the inscription, likely in his own hand, "R. P. Lee Booker, Eton" in very small neat ink writing. Preliminaries lightly to moderately age toned. Tiny tear to middle of p. 15. Else a rather clean copy. Downgraded to Good Plus chiefly on account of the poor state of the binding. Deemed worthy of custom rebinding or restoration. This is a study of the then-present principal roads of England and Wales, with detailed descriptions of way-stations, landmarks, distances, &c. Includes a section about the itinerary of Antoninus and Roman stations in England. Perhaps the most remarkable and significant feature of the book is the fold-out map, a map that seldom survives in extant copies of the book. A rare book in any condition. R. P. Lee Booker [died 1922?] was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, where he gained a first class in Mods. and a second class in Lit. Hum. in 1887. No later than 1888 he was appointed to the faculty at Eton College, Windsor, eventually serving as a House Master. Booker apparently served in WWI. By 1920 Booker had left Eton in hopes that he would find suitable employment elsewhere, though he made some critical remarks about the education system. He commented on the difficulty of getting his work printed. Booker was exceptionally interested in English antiquity, archaeology and history. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries [FSA]. Specific interests apparently included: Prehistoric monuments and earthworks; Roman monuments and Roman earthworks; English ecclesiastical monuments; English secular monuments. In that regard, and commencing around 1908, he was active in contributing extensively to an inventory of the ancient and historical monuments and constructions connected with or illustrative of the contemporary culture, civilization and conditions of life of the people in England from the earliest times to the year 1700. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         GOTTLIEB MITTELBERGERS REISE NACH PENNSYLVANIEN IM JAHR 1750. UND RUKREISE NACH DEUTSCHLAND IM JAHR 1754...

      Frankfurt, 1756. [8],120pp. Bound to style in antique half calf and marbled boards. Very good. A mid-18th century account of German colonists in Pennsylvania by compatriot and traveller Gottlieb Mittelberger, reprinted in Frankfurt from the initial Stuttgart edition of the same year. Mittelberger's narrative is highly valuable for its firsthand information on the state of colonial Pennsylvania just prior to the French and Indian War. In particular, he gives many details of religious and cultural practices, social customs, societal structure, aspects of trade and agriculture, prevalent illnesses, and Indian relations, and also provides a detailed and lengthy description of the hardships of the transatlantic journey. The work is also notable for its frank appraisal of sexual behavior in Pennsylvania, and its denunciation of indentured servitude. Mittelberger travelled to Philadelphia from Heilbronn in 1750, and became a music and German teacher, before he returned in 1754, disappointed by his experiences. Indeed, his account is intended as warning to Germans not to immigrate to the colonies. Not only was the voyage a miserable one, according to the author, but the German immigrants were at great risk of being exploited in indentured servitude, which was often the price of passage, and being put to work in horrific conditions. Beyond this danger, Mittelberger reports on a widespread lack of religious belief and a prevalence of loose morals that he finds to be overwhelming. A fascinating though highly critical report on Pennsylvania in the early 1750s. HOWES M705, "aa." SABIN 49761 (ref).

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         Historisch kritisches Verzeichniss alter und neuer Schriftsteller von dem Erdboeben…aufgesetzt und dargeleget, von M. C. G. G.

      One full-page woodcut on p. 105. 112 pp. Small 8vo, 19th-cent. half-sheep & marbled boards, spine gilt. Schneeberg: C.W. Fulden, 1756. First edition of the earliest bibliography of earthquakes and seismology; it is unknown to Besterman and Petzholdt and WorldCat locates no copy in North America. Grundig (1707-80), was a Protestant theologian, natural historian, and author of a number of works on natural history. He studied under Henckel at the Freiberg gymnasium who awakened his interest in mineralogy. Grundig was also the editor of several journals devoted to natural history and one of the founders of the famous mining school at Freiberg. He formed a large library and natural history collection (see Wilson, The History of Mineral Collecting 1530-1799, p. 173). Grundig wrote this work as a result of the dramatic Lisbon earthquake of 1755. He lists in alphabetical order the earlier published writings on earthquakes, gives a biographical sketch of the authors, and describes the contents of each work. Fine copy. ❧ Poggendorff, I, 965.

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         Lecons Éleméntaires D'Optique.

      Paris, H. L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour, 1756. - Nouvelle Editon, revue, corrigée & augmentée. 20x13 cm. 4 Bl., 204 S., 12 Tafeln. Original-Ledereinband m. reicher flor. Goldverz. a. Rck., rotes Rsch., Kanten leicht best., schöner Einband. Innen leicht gebr., marm. Vorsätze, roter Seitenrundumschnitt, guter Zustand. Handschr. Exlibris 1774. In franz. Sprache, mit 12 mehrfach gefalteten Original- Kupfer-Tafeln. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Essai sur l' Histoire Naturelle des Coralles, et d' autres productions marines du même genre, qu' on trouve communement sur les cotes de la Grande - Bretagne et d' Irlande; auquel on a joint une description d' un grand polype de mer, pris auprès du Pole Arctique, par des Pêcheurs de Baleine, pendant l' Eté de 1753

      Chez Pierre de Hondt, A La Haye 1756 - In-4° (267x208mm), pp. XVI, 125, (3), legatura del tempo in mezza pelle rossa e angoli con titolo in oro su tassello verde al dorso. Frontespizio in rosso e in nero. Antiporta incisa su rame e finemente acquerellata, 39 tavv. incise su rame f.t. in fine coloritura acquerellata, alcune delle quali ripiegate. Dedicatoria alla Regina di Svezia. Qualche arrossatura. Timbro di privata biblioteca. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione francese di An Essay towards a Natural History of the Corallines and other Marine Productions found on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland, trattato naturalistico sui coralli (un système d'une nouvelle classe d'êtres jusqu'à présent inconnus) della Gran Bretagna e dell'Irlanda, autentico classico nella storia della biologia marina e una delle principali opere del grande naturalista britannico (in Irlanda, 1710-Londra, 1776). La monografia, pubblicata in Inghilterra nel 1755, discorre anche delle spugne (identificate per primo dall'Ellis come animali) e di altri animali marini affini ai coralli e fornisce un curioso resoconto su un grosso polpo pescato nei mari artici da dei balenieri nel 1753. L'ultimo capitolo contiene la descrizione di un microscopio acquatico inventato dal Cuff, poi denominato microscopio acqua Ellisches. Ellis's zoophyte descriptions and professionally drawn engravings, and his scientific approach, were outstanding. His two longest books, Natural History of the Corallines?and the posthumous Natural History of Zoophytes (1786, partly written by Solander), were seminal. In the 1750s he was one of the British Museum's first noteworthy scientific visitors. He became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1754 and was its Copley medallist in 1767. (ODNB). Nissen, BBI, 590. Pritzel, 2961. Stafleu & Cowan, 1661. Henrey, II, p. 283. Clay & Court, History of the Microscope, pp. 66-68. Cole Library, 1670. Freeman, 1131. NCBEL, II, 1904. Roper, p. 30. W.J. Lútjeharms, Zur Geschichte der Mykologie. Das XVIII. Jahrhundert, pp. 182 e sgg. Knight, Natural Science Books in English, passim. Knight, Zoological Illustration, p. 103: The classic work was done by John Ellis in his Essay towards a natural history of the Corallines, of 1755. . . he persuaded Ehret, the great botanical artist, to accompany him, there to draw from nature. . . The book duly contains delicate engravings from these drawings. . Francese [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Der handelnde Adel dem der kriegerische Adel entgegen gesetzet wird, zwey Abhandlungen über die Frage: Ob es der Wohlfahrt des Staats gemäß sey, daß der Adel Kaufmannschaft treibe?

      Göttingen, Im Verlag der Wittwe Vandenhöck 1756 - ? Aus dem Französischen übersetzet und mit einer Abhandlung über eben diesen Gegenstand versehen. Göttingen, im Verlag der Wittwe Vandenhöck, 1756. Ein Band in 8vo; 8 Bl., 288 S.; Halbpergament der Zeit, dekorative Deckelbezüge, Ecken verstärkt, nicht berieben oder bestossen, Rücken leicht angeschmutzt mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel, Exlibris der Bibliothek des Freiherrn G.A. von Liebenstein, handschriftlich wiederholt auf Vorsatz, roter Schnitt, innen sauber und frisch, ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der beiden im gleichen Jahr erschienen Werke von Coyer (La noblesse commerçante) und dem Chevalier d’Arcq (La noblesse militaire), ergänzt um eine Stellungnahme Justi’s zu der Thematik. Kress 5532, Menger Sp. 50-51, Humpert 10088 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         CARTE DES ISLES MAIORQUE MINORQUE ET YVICE Balearic Island Map, Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza

      Dépôt de la Marine c 1756 - 420mm x 580mm. Original hand-coloured copper engraved map. Large decorated cartouche to the top left, and two inset maps to the bottom right, one a plan of the port and battlements at Mahon, the other of the Western Mediterranean as a whole. A fine copy, with the central crease as usual. Jacques-Nicolas Bellin was a French hydrographic engineer who first joined the Dépôt de la Marine, the institution founded in 1720 to draw and amend the maps used by the navy, at the age of eighteen. He first drew the map from which this copy is engraved in 1740, shortly after his promotion to Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, a promotion which gave him the monopoly in the printing and trade of navy maps. This plan with the Port of Mahon correctly orientated is likely to be drawn after the capture of Minorca by the French navy following the Siege of Fort S. Phillipe (depicted on the South bank of the plan). The map of the Balearics as a whole was one of only twenty-six maps Bellin had bound up and sent to the Royal Society of London in 1752, as part of his candidacy file for election to the scientific society. Pastoureau (1993)

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         Lettera di Domenico Masotti lettore d'Istituzioni chirurgiche e professore di litotomia nel Regio Spedale di S. Maria Nuova di Firenze sopra gl'instromenti necessari per la litotomia delle donne e sopra l'ago barbeziano

      Appresso Andrea Bonducci, In Firenze 1756 - In-4 (260x190 mm.), pp. XXXXII. 1 tav. calcogr. f.t. con 7 figg. di strumenti chirurgici disegnati da Jacopucci e incisi da Gregori. Front. in rosso e nero con arma della famiglia Maggio impressa in rame. Ex dono ms. dell'autore. Esemplare marginoso, rilegato con carta "Ausbourg" decorata da fiorami in rosso su fondo oro. Edizione originale, parzialmente ristampata in Faenza nel 1763. Con essa il Masotti comunicò al mondo medico-chirurgico l'invenzione di un nuovo strumento per l'estrazione della pietra nelle donne ed il miglioramento dell'ago per l'operazione della paracentesi (detto "Barbeziano" da Paolo Barbette, che per primo lo aveva reso noto). Domenico Masotti, fiorentino, insegnò fisiologia e chirurgia nell'Ospedale di S. Maria nuova di Firenze ed esercitò l'arte chirurgica presso la Real Corte di Toscana [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         The Danish Laws: or, the Code of Christian the Fifth. Faithfully translated for the Use of the English Inhabitants of the Danish Settlements in America.

      1756 - First edition. 8vo. Contemporary calf, red morocco label to spine, gilt, book plate to front pastedown, a little rubbed. viii, 476, [4]pp. London, N. Gibson, A very good copy. After numerous attempts to establish a colony in the West Indies, in 1754 Christian V purchased St. Croix from the French formally establishing a royal Danish Colony. A compendium of laws relating to their governance was issued almost immediately and this is the first English translation. In the preliminary advertisement the translator notes that he has ?omitted the Second Book entirely; and in the other Books several Articles . peculiar to Denmark and Norway respectively . [not providing] any real Emolument to the English Inhabitants of the Danish Territories in America.? Divided into five books, the first deals with the judiciary, the next to civil and domestic affairs, the fourth to maritime affairs (including shipwreck), the fifth to property and possessions and the sixth to criminal cases. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Kleine Chirurgie oder Hand=Buch der Wund-Arzenei in welcher kurzer doch deutlicher Unterricht und Begriff dieser Wissenschaft gegeben, auch die nöthigste Werkzeuge in Kupfer vorgestellet werden.ORIGINAL von 1756!

      1 Frotispizkupfer, 8 Faltkupfertafeln am Ende des Buches, 461 Textseiten, danach Auslegung der Kupfer Tafeln mit Erklärung, danach Register. 20,4 x 13 cm., Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit. Versicherter Versand. Dieses sehr selten im Handel auftretende Werk ist in einem Ganzpergamenteinabnd, vernutlich aus der Zeit, gebunden. Die Schnittkanten sind rot gefaerbt, die Bindung ist fest und stabil. Die Seiten des Buches sind altersfleckig und etwas fingerspurig, die Falttafeln, in Kupfer gestochen, sind etwas angeschmutzt aber völlig komplett und fuer sich schon sehenswert! Insgesamt eine aeusserst erfreulich und seltene Ausgabe! FRAKTURSCHRIFT.Anmerkung: da es sich hier um Kommissionsware handelt ist ein Preisnachlass NICHT moeglich! 17KRB09/01

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         Letters on the most common, as well as important, occasions in life,

      32 mo. (10.5 x 7 cms), xxvi + (vi) + 352pp., contemporary sheep, most skilfully restored, spine with raised bands, gilt lines and label. A near-fine copy.Publisher: London: printed for J. Newbery, in St. Paul's church-yard.Year: 1756Edition: First edition.

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         CZECH REPUBLIC / FREDERICK THE GREAT – BATTLE OF LOBOSITZ / LOVOSICE BROADSIDE: DEUTLICHE ABBILDUNG UND BESCHREIBUNG VON DER GROSSEN UND HITZIGEN SCHLACHT BEY LOWOSITZ IN BÖHMEN, DEN 1. OCTOBR. 1756.

      Broadside: copper engraving and letterpress (Very Good, on a full untrimmed sheet, old remains of guards on verso where once mounted in composite volume of broadsides, old folds, a few tiny holes at fold vertices), 42 x 34.5 cm (16.5 x13.5 inches). - [Germany, 1756]. A rare pictorial broadside featuring the Battle of Lobositz / Lovosice (1756), Bohemia, fought between Frederick the Great’s Prussians and Count von Browne’s Austrian forces, the first major European land battle of the Seven Years’ War. - This rare and fascinating broadside showcases the Battle of Lobositz / Lovosice, Bohemia, fought on October 1, 1756, which has the distinction of being the first major European land battle of the Seven Years’ War (1756-63). During this complicated, global conflict, King Frederick the Great’s Prussia was aligned with Britain and various lesser allies against an alliance of Empress Maria Theresa’s Austrian Habsburg Empire, Saxony, France and various other powers. Frederick II "The Great" of Prussia (ruled 1740-86), having bettered his adversaries in previous conflicts and having trained his army to near perfection, was determined to open the Seven Years’ War with on an aggressive posture. He essentially ran his army straight through Saxony, determined to take the fight directly to his arch-nemesis Austria, by invading Habsburg Bohemia. This was a daring move as it ensured that Frederick would be outnumbered at an ‘away game,’ and it was done against the ardent advice of his British allies. The town of Lobositz (Lovosice) occupied a strategic position, as the natural northwestern gateway to Bohemia, sitting on the banks of the Elbe River, just as the Ore Mountains (Krušné hory) descended towards the Bohemian Lowlands. However, the Austrian army was prepared, as they were already encamped at Budin, just to the southeast of Lovosice. Saxon spies had alerted its commander, Field Marshall Count Maximilian Ulysses Count von Browne, that Frederick intended to descend into the Bohemian Lowlands at Lovosice. Browne knew that failure to stop Frederick there would likely mean that Prussia would be able to seize Prague, which was a relatively easy 3-4 day march beyond. On September 28, 1756, Browne marshaled all of his forces in the region, totaling 33,000 men, and moved to Lovosice to ambush Frederick’s force of 28,000 strong. They took up their positions along the slopes of an extinct volcano and waited. The morning of October 1, 1756 was thick with fog as Frederick’s army approached Lovosice, completely unaware of Browne’s design. At first, Frederick’s advance guard skirmished with what appeared to be a small Habsburg force, attacking them under the assumption that they could be easily overcome. However, this lured the Prussians further into a spatial trap, deeper into the valley. The Prussian General Gessler, without informing Frederick, ordered a full-scale cavalry charge upon the Austrian positions. A shocked Frederick exclaimed "My God, what is my cavalry doing! They're attacking a second time, and nobody gave the order!". The Prussians were promptly mauled by the Austrian artillery. By this point they were aware of the sheer magnitude of the trap they entered, with Frederick realizing that the battle was lost. The only hope was to escape without any further losses, with the Prussian officers remarking "These are no longer the same old Austrians" (like the ones that they had throttled in previous battles). Fortunately for Frederick, Browne was unwilling to chance the decimation of this own army, and so after the fighting halted upon nightfall, he decided to withdraw his army to Budin. Browne’s withdrawal allowed Frederick to save face by calling what was a strategic defeat a technical victory. Frederick was compelled to scrap his planned invasion of Bohemia, so granting the Austrians their strategic objective. The onset of winter would place the war in the region on hold, however, great drama was to unfold in the 1757 season. News of the Battle of Lobositz / Lovosice spread all across Europe, as people clamoured to learn details of one of the year’s two great European military events (the other being the Siege of Minorca). The present broadside is one of the most attractive and inte

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        Le Cercle de Basse Saxe Dans lequel se trouve l'Electorat d'Hanovre a Nuremberg, chez les Heritiers d'Homann

      Nuremberg 1756 - Size : 491x618 (mm), 19.375x24.375 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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