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        The History of the Revolutions of Portugal, from the foundation of that kingdom to the year MDCLXVII With letters of Sir Robert Southwell, during his embassy there, to the Duke of Ormond; Giving a particular Account of the deposing Alfonso, and placing Don Pedro on the Throne

      Printed for John Osborn at the Golden Ball in Pater-Noster Row, MDCCXL, London 1740 - [2], xiv, [8], 374, [2, ads] pages; Contemporary full calf, raised bands on the spine, pairs of simple gilt rules outline the edges of the covers and surround the raised bands -- if there was a spine label, it is now missing. The front free-endpaper is now gone, and the rear free-endpaper remains only as a stub (the rest is neatly cut out). No marks of ownership, the binding is sound and handsome, the text clean and tight. Collation: A8 a4 B-2A8 2B4 This anonymously published work was written by Thomas Carte [1686-1754]. [NOT French historian, René-Aubert Vertot's more common work published in an English translation in 1735.] Our author, Thomas Carte, was born near Rugby, took his degree from Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1702, and an MA from King's College, Cambridge in 1706. He was ordained around 1714, and in that year refused to take the Oath of Allegiance out of loyalty to the Stuarts. In 1721, on the discovery of the plot for the capture of the royal family and the proclamation of the pretender (James Francis Edward Stuart) as King James -- Bishop Francis Atterbury (an accomplished political schemer) was arrested with the other chief malcontents, and in 1722 committed to the Tower of London. Thomas Carte, as secretary to the disgraced Francis Atterbury, was accused of high treason in 1722 and was forced to flee to France -- where he adopted the name of "Philips," for a time. We have a story which would have been familiar to many of the subjects whose histories Thomas Carte was prepared to write: a talented Englishman, abstracted from England for a time not of his choosing. In Paris, Carte (or, should we say "Philips" ?) collected materials for an English edition of the works of Jacques August de Thou and Nicolas Rigault -- two French men of affairs, who were also historians, scholars (and book collectors, by the way). Carte also began gathering papers for a detailed history of James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, who had ruled over Ireland (twice) for the English crown, and had spent many years in Paris enduring his own exile during the Protectorate. It is probably during this time in Paris that Carte also adopted his only other non-English subject: the complex history of Portugal. And it is revealing that there is an Englishman, Sir Robert Southwell, who wrote detailed and revealing letters home to England in the midst of one of the most complicated situations at the heart of the Portuguese history Thomas Carte wished to relate. In outline at least, Carte's text covers the development of modern Portugal from the Moorish overturning of the Gothic empire in A.D. 713. But the central period which attracts most of Carte's full attention begins with a revolution by the nobility and high bourgeoisie on the first of December, 1640, 60 years after the crowning of Philip I. Three main plotters -- Antão Vaz de Almada, Miguel de Almeida and João Pinto Ribeiro -- together with several associates, killed Secretary of State Miguel de Vasconcelos and imprisoned the king's cousin, the Duchess of Mantua, who had governed Portugal in his name. Their moment was well chosen, as Spain was at the time fighting the Thirty Years' War. The support of the people of Portugal became apparent almost immediately and soon John, 8th Duke of Braganza, was acclaimed King of Portugal as John IV. Subsequently, there was a war with Spain, called the "Restoration War." This conflict concentrated mainly on five significant battles - each a victory for King John's Portuguese forces, and the new King was in a position to demand of Spain that they recognize his new Portuguese Royal House of Braganza. John IV was a splendid monarch, a patron of fine art and music, and a proficient composer and writer on musical subjects. He collected one of the largest libraries in the world. He also cemented a relationship with England by marrying his daughter Catherine of Braganza to Charles II of England, (and offering Tangiers and Bombay as a dowry). Alas, John IV died in 1656 and [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eene Uitlegginge van den Sendbrief van Paulus den Apostel aen de Hebreen. Uit het Engels vertaelt, door Simon Commenicq.

      Rotterdam, Nikolaas Topyn 1740/1738/1734/1733 - 4 delen, (titelprent met verklaring, 14) 1093 (8), (16) 1060 (37), (12) 1293 (38), (10) 554 (32) p. Origineel Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld, 4° (De bovenkant van de ruggen van deel 1 en 4 zijn wat sleets.)

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        Past, Present, and to Come: or, Mother Shipton's Yorkshire Prophecy. Privately preserv'd in the Noble Family of the P--s's for a Long Course of Years, and lately discovered amongst other valuable Manuscripts. Now publish'd by J. Tyrrel, Gent. To which is prefixed, a Short Account of her Life, Character, and other Prophesies, with their Proper Explanations.

      First edition, [22], [2]pp., with the final advert leaf, engraved frontispiece, lightly soiled, disbound."Mother Shipton was Ursula Southill (or Sowthiel, or Southiel), the incredibly ugly daughter of Agatha Southill, known locally herself as a powerful witch. She is supposed to have been born in a cave at Dropping Well, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, in 1488, and because of her unfortunate appearance and reputed powers, was widely rumoured to be the child of Satan. Sometime about 1512, she married a wealthy builder from York named Tobias Shipton. She soon attained considerable notoriety throughout England as "The Northern Prophetess," and her prognostications received great public attention, were printed in pamphlets, and were widely distributed."-James Randi, An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural, 1995.

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        Le véritable messager boîteux. Almanach historique, nommé le Messager boiteux. Contenant des observations astrologiques sur chaque mois, le cours du soleil & de la lune...

      1740 - 1879. ____ Collection de 55 almanachs de 1740 à 1879. Livres populaires, vendus par des colporteurs, imprimés sur un papier de mauvaise qualité et pratiquement jamais reliés à l'époque, ils sont aujourd'hui rares. Chaque volume porte un frontispice gravé sur bois, qui montre toujours un porteur de nouvelles unijambiste, qui remet une lettre à un groupe de personnages. Ces frontispices et ces titre sont un peu différents selon les années et les villes de publication, L'illustration comprend plusieurs bois gravés dans le texte dont un dépliant montrant des événements historiques, des faits divers, des anecdotes curieuses, des découvertes, etc... Chaque almanach contient en début de volume un calendrier, le plus souvent imprimé en noir et rouge, avec une liste des foires, et souvent des indications de culture et de jardinage, et aussi des prévisions météorologiques. La plus grosse production du "Messager boîteux" eut lieu entre les années 1780 et 1860, dans une aire géographique limitée : Suisse, Alsace, Lorraine, Rhénanie, Franche-Comté. Cette collection contient les années suivantes (et lieux d'impression) : 1753 (Bâle) - 1759 (Bâle) - 1776 (Bâle) - 1780 (Bâle) - 1782 (Vevey) - 1792 (Bâle) - 1798 (En Suisse) - 1803 (Bâle) - 1810 (En Suisse) - 1816 (Besançon) - 1817 (Montbéliard) - 1817 (Besançon) - 1818 (Montbéliard, 2 tirages différents de la même année sont reliés ensembles) - 1819 (Montbéliard) - 1820 (Vevey) - 1821 (Vevey) - 1822 (Vevey) - 1823 (Vevey) - 1824 (Montbéliard) - 1825 (Vevey) - 1827 (Vevey) - 1828 (Montbéliard) - 1828 (Montbéliard) - 1829 (Vevey) -1829 (Montbéliard, relié avec le précédent) - 1830 (Montbéliard) - 1831 (Vevey) - 1832 (Vevey) - 1833 (Vevey) - 1836 (Vevey) - 1837 (Vevey) - 1838 (Strasbourg) - 1839 (Vevey) - 1841 (Vevey) - 1841 (Strasbourg) - 1843 (Vevey) - 1844 (Vevey) - 1846 (Vevey) - 1848 (Strasbourg) - 1849 (Vevey) - 1851 (Vevey) - 1852 (Vevey) - 1853 (Vevey) - 1855 (Vevey) - 1857 (Vevey) - 1858 (Vevey) - 1859 (Vevey) - 1867 (Vevey) - 1878 (Strasbourg) - 1879 (Strasbourg). Plus 4 volumes, portant un titre différent, mais tout à fait semblables au "Messager boîteux" et publiés par les mêmes imprimeurs : - Le Nouvel Anabaptiste, ou l'agriculteur-pratique. 1832 (Montbéliard) - Almanach historique, nommé le postillion. 1740 (Bâle) et 1798 (Bâle). - Almanach nouveau et historique nommé le marchand de nouvelles. 1755 (Bâle). Le volume de 1830, imprimé à Montbéliard, porte le titre suivant "Le grand messager boîteux des cinq parties du monde". Il est illustré par une planche dépliante coloriée à l'époque. Divers défauts, avec quelques déchirures et manques de papier ici ou là. Pour l'année 1753 une vignette a été découpée sur le titre. Il est très difficile de réunir aujourd'hui une telle collection.***** A collection of 54 almanacs (bound in 52 volumes) from 1740 to 1879. Populars books, sold by peddlers, printed on poor quality paper and almost never bound, they are rare today. Each volume has a wood-engraved frontispiece always showing a one-legged hawker, delivering a letter. Frontispices and titles are different along the years and cities of publication. It is illustrated with several woodcuts in the text including a folding plate showing historical events, crime stories, curious anecdotes, discoveries, etc ... Each almanac contains at the beginning, a calendar, usually printed in black and red, with a list of fairs, and often advices for farming and gardening, as well as weather forecasts. The biggest production of the "Messager boîteux" took place between 1780 and 1860 in a limited geographical area: Switzerland, Alsace, Lorraine, Rhineland, Franche-Comté. This collection contains the years, (and places of printing) : 1753 (Bâle) - 1759 (Bâle) - 1776 (Bâle) - 1780 (Bâle) - 1782 (Vevey) - 1792 (Bâle) - 1798 (En Suisse) - 1803 (Bâle) - 1810 (En Suisse) - 1816 (Besançon) - 1817 (Montbéliard) - 1817 (Besançon) - 1818 (Montbéliard, 2 differents issues of the same year are bound together) - 1819 (Montbéliard) - 1820 (Vevey) - 1821 (Vevey) - 1822 (Vevey) - 1823 (Vevey) - 1824 (Montbéliard) - 1825 (Vevey) - 1827 (Vevey) - 1828 (Montbéliard) - 1828 (Montbéliard) - 1829 (Vevey) -1829 (Montbéliard, bound with the former) - 1830 (Montbéliard) - 1831 (Vevey) - 1832 (Vevey) - 1833 (Vevey) - 1836 (Vevey) - 1837 (Vevey) - 1838 (Strasbourg) - 1839 (Vevey) - 1841 (Vevey) - 1841 (Strasbourg) - 1843 (Vevey) - 1844 (Vevey) - 1846 (Vevey) - 1848 (Strasbourg) - 1849 (Vevey) - 1851 (Vevey) - 1852 (Vevey) - 1853 (Vevey) - 1855 (Vevey) - 1857 (Vevey) - 1858 (Vevey) - 1859 (Vevey) - 1867 (Vevey) - 1878 (Strasbourg) - 1879 (Strasbourg). Plus 4 volumes, with a different title, but similar to the "Messager boîteux" and published by the same printers : - Le Nouvel Anabaptiste, ou l'agriculteur-pratique. 1832 (Montbéliard) - Almanach historique, nommé le postillion. 1740 (Bâle) et 1798 (Bâle). - Almanach nouveau et historique nommé le marchand de nouvelles. 1755 (Bâle). The 1830 volume has the following title : "Le grand messager boîteux des cinq parties du monde". It has a folding plate contemporary coloured. Various defects, with some tears and loss of paper here and their. A woodcut has been cut off on the title of the copy of 1753. It is quite difficult to gather today such a collection. 55 reliés en 53 volumes petit in-4. Collation : Cartonnages modernes.

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        Carte des Isles de Maiorque Minorque et Yvice dediée a M. le Comte de Maurepas.

      1740. Incisione in rame, mm 410x570, colore d'epoca. Bella carta con due riquadri, uno dei quali con un particolare di Mahon e l'altro del Mediterraneo occidentale. Ottime condizioniCopper engraving, mm 410x570, original color. Decorative map of the Balearic islands wtih two insets showing the western Mediterranean sea and Mahon port. Very good condition.

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        Bibliotheca Botanica, sive Catalogus Auctorum et Librorum, qui de re Botanica, de Medicamentis ex Vegetabilibus paratis. de Re Rustica, & de Horticultura tractant... Accessit Bibliotheca Botanica Jo. Ant. Bumaldi, seu potius Ovidii Montalbani Bononiensis nec non auctuarium in Bibliothecam Botanicam CL. Seguierii opera Laur.Theod. Gronovii.

      Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1740 [err. for 1760]. 3 parts in one volume. 4to (245 x 190 mm). pp. 16, 450; 66 [recte 74]; 65, (7). Contemporary mottled calf, spine in 6 compartments, richly gilt with red gitl lettered label. Second edition of this important botanical bliography. This second edition has as a third part Gronovius' 'Auctarium in Bibliothecam Botanicam'. /"This 'Auctarium' was issued 'fere semper' (Pritzel) together with the 1760 reisssue of Séguier's ' Bibliotheca botanica'. We know of no separtae copies, but Pritzel's statement seems to imply that they occur. Dryander (Cat. Banks 3: 7) cites the book as an independant entry. Laurens Theodooor Gronovius was the son of Jan Frederik Gronovius (1690-1762), the well-known Leiden patron of Linnaeus" (Stafleu & Cowan)./ Séguier's work is divided into three sections, devoted respectively to floras, medical botany, and horticultural works. Full transcriptions of the title pages are given, along with place of publication, publisher, size, and occasionally notes on contents and a note on the library consulted. Periodical publications are also included, and extensive side notes detail reviews, critical commentaries, etc./'The coverage of the book is excellent, due to the fact that Séguier saw an unusual number of libraries on his European tour. He furthermore consulted as many catalogues of private libraries as possible. With the major Paris and London libraries accounted for, with the information obtained from Gronovius in Holland, and his careful scanning of the literature, Séguier achieved a very high degree of coverage' (Stafleu). Séguier also reprinted Montalbanus' botanical bibliography, which was published in 1657, under the pseudonym of Bumaldus. This work gives detailed coverage of the writings of Adrovandi, whose pupil Montalbanus had been, along with extensive and fulsome coverage of the writings, published and unpublished, of Montalbanus.//First 16 pages and the last 4 pages with some clear waterstaining and browning.//Provenance: Signature of the Italian botanist G.B. Balbis on free endpaper.//Stafleu & Cowan 11.624.

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        Nicolaus Sandersonus. A.M. Matheseos professor Cantabrigiae & R.S.S. J. Vanderbanck pinx t . An o . 1719 pro Martino Folkes, Arm o . Cui hanc tabulam humillimè D.D.D. Price 2 Shill. Johannes Faber

      Price 2 Shill. Sold by Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square : c. 1740 : London : Single sheet mezzotint portrait, image and platemark 350 x 250mm; sheet 410 x 309mm. A good strong impression. : This fine mezzotint was executed around 1740, at the time of the posthumous publication of Saunderson's Algebra. Since the book was published for the benefit of his widow, she probably also had the profits from the sale of the mezzotint. John Faber was a prolific artist and master of mezzotint. 'His works are especially important, as so extensively illustrating the portrait art of England, between the time of Kneller and that of Reynolds' (Chaloner Smith p. 300).

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        Gründliche Nachricht von dem an die Stadt Lübeck Anno 1359 verpfändeten Dominio et Advocatia oder Herrschaft und Vogtey Möllen, aus Original-Diplomatibus und Uhrkunden völlig erwiesen.

      o.O. o.Dr. 1740 - Folio (23x33 cm). 144 S., 1 Faltkarte, 276 S. (Urkunden), 1 Bl., 8 Kupfer-Tafeln, 14 S. (Anhang), 10 S. (Additamentum), 2 Kupferkarten (komplett!). Privater marmor. Pappband im Stil des 18. Jh., m. kalligraphischem Rückenschild (innen gelegentlich leicht stockfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten). * Holzm.-B. III,5968; Kat. Schlesw.-Holst. 799. Die Freie Reichsstadt Lübeck hatte von den Herzögen zu Lauenburg im Jahre 1359 die Herrschaft und das Amt Mölln im Hzm. Lauenburg für 9737 lübische Mark als Pfand übernommen und in den folgenden Zeiten eine Rückgabe verweigert. Deshalb hat schließlich König Georg II. von Großbritannien (der in Personalunion auch Kurfürst von Braunschweig-Lüneburg und damit Herzog von Lauenburg war), vor dem Reichskammergericht in Wetzlar einen Prozeß angestrengt, um Mölln zurückzuerhalten. Zuvor hatten untreue lauenburgische Beamte (die daraufhin in Lübeck mit Senatorposten belohnt wurden) wichtige Akten nach Lübeck verbracht, wodurch die Herzöge von Lauenburg in erhebliche Beweisnot gerieten. Im vorliegenden Buch, das von großbritannisch-hannoverscher Seite veranlaßt wurde, sind nun erstmals die betreffenden, teils aus Abschriften rekonstruierten Urkunden (in lateinischer, deutscher und niederdeutscher Sprache) im Wortlaut abgedruckt, außerdem wird die Abfolge der beiderseitigen Argumentation dargelegt. Die Lage der Herrschaft Mölln und der Vogtei Mölln mit den zugehörigen Orten und Ländereien wird ausführlich beschrieben. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen: "Carte das Vogtey-Amt Möllen vorstellend" (altkolorierter gefalt. Kupferstich 44 x 30 cm, mit der Region bis Trittau, Lübeck, Schaalsee, Siebeneichen, Schwarzenbek, in Bildmitte Mölln; mit farbiger Differenzierung sämtlicher Enklaven); 7 Kupfertafeln mit zahlr. Siegelabbildungen, 1 gefalt. Kupfertafel mit Facsimile einer Urkunde; 2 blattgroße Kupferstichkarten (18 x 23 cm) der Gegend um Gr. Schenkenberg (südwestl. Lübeck zwischen Trave und Stecknitz; gestochen vom Göttinger Universitätskupferstecher G. D. Heumann). Das Additamentum (=Beigabe) enthält Richtigstellungen zu der fehlerhaften Karte des Landes Sadelbande (=südl. Teil des Hzm. Lauenburg), die kurz zuvor von Lübecker Seite (u.a. mit falscher Grenzziehung am "Flüßlein Grinau") herausgegeben worden war. Dazu dienen die beiden Kupferstichkarten, die 1. die "Lübeckische Vorstellung" wiedergeben und 2. "wie diese würklich und in der Wahrheit aussiehet". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neraïr et Melhoé, conte ou histoire. Ouvrage orné de disgressions.

      Paris? Chez rue a l'enseigne, 1740. Two volumes, small octavo; contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt compartments with double labels. Very scarce: the probable first edition of this utopian romance, which is missed by most of the standard bibliographers.This strange mix of the utopian and the fairy-tale is set on the Island of Zinzinard three thousand years ago. Showing a very strong awareness of precedents in the imaginary voyage, Zinzinard is set mid way between Utopia and the land of the Sevarambes.Recent research by Ray Howgego has deepened our understanding of the history of this work: the author is thought to have been Henri Barthélemy de Blanes (c.1707-1754) was born in the Auvergne and was mestre de camp of a cavalry regiment; nothing more is known of him, our only source of information being a passing mention in volume 47 of Charles-Joseph Mayer's, Le Cabinet des Fées (1786). However, authorship of Neraïr et Melhoë remains uncertain, and more than twenty-five years were to pass before any name would be associated with the book, beginning with Catalogue des Livres provenans de la Bibliothèque de M.L.D.D.L.V., vol. 2 (Paris, 1767). The recently published Correspondance de Madame de Graffigny: 23 octobre 1744 - 10 septembre 1745 contains several references to the book, but Françoise de Gaffigny, novelist and playwright, laments her ignorance of the author, stating only that he is 'a friend of Ponteval' [Antoine de Fériol, comte de Pont-de-Veyle]. An alternative attribution frequently made to the theatre historian Claude Parfaict (1701?-1777) seems unlikely. Parfaict wrote nothing of a similar nature, and it appears that the sole source of this perpetuated mis-attribution is a librarian's note in the Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de Feu M. de Lamoignon, published in 1791.The unusual imprint of the work, together with the relatively incomplete listings available, has led to some confusion over both dates and authorship. The original date of publication is unknown, the publisher's imprint telling us only that it was in 'l'an de l'âge de l'auteur, LX' which itself throws suspicion on De Blanes who died at forty-seven. Le Cabinet des Fées dates the book to 1759, but the Graffigny correspondence clearly indicates that the book was in widespread circulation around 1744, which is probably closer to the date of publication. The journal Die Neue Europäische Fama first lists it in 1746. A now very rare German translation appeared at Bremen and Leipzig in 1747 as Der Stutzer nach der Mode [the follower of fashion?], and a second French edition of two volumes in one can be dated precisely to 1748. Another edition of two volumes in one was printed under the title Le Miroir, ou histoire griguenodine with the false imprint 'Venise' [Venice]. It is known that in 1749 all copies of this "Venise" edition were seized by the state and the bookseller Vente imprisoned in the Bastille. Any remaining copies, only two of which could be found, are overstamped with a government 'health warning'. It is also significant that the 1748 edition was printed in duodevicesimo (18o), which is usually a fair indication that the book had by then gone 'underground'.With the bookplate of Robert Garrisson. Some wear to extremities.

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        Le fourbe puni, ou le duel des rivales. [Ensemble] Lettres infernales et Les tisons

      First edition, rare. The second book is also the first edition, adorned with a frontispiece representing the devil handing a letter to a gentleman. Full Calf blond contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. A tear p. 127. Caps slightly threadbare. Excellent small anonymous novel, typical in its construction and writing of the first half of the eighteenth century, which narrates the encounter between a gentleman and a duelist, the largest woman he had ever seen; it will eventually tell her story of love and give an explanation for this curious duel. The second book, satirical, denounces and ridicules critical number of subjects with a biting tone for the strange. Some references seem abstruse hidden. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. ; Aux enfers S.l. 1740 in-12 (9,5x16,7cm) (2) 181pp. ; (4) 123pp. relié

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        Mappamondo o sia descrizione generale del globo terrestre ed acquatico

      1740. Incisione in rame, dipinta a mano, mm 278x338. Piacevole mappamondo con raffigurazioni allegoriche dei quattro continenti negli angoli, sormontato da una sfera armillare; tratta da "Atlante novissimo". Ottimo esemplare che però presenta un lungo strappo restaurato all'angolo inferiore sinistro.Copper plate, colored, mm 278x338. Nice and decorative italian world map drawn from De l'Isle's Mappe Monde (1700); in each corner there allegorical scenes of the continents; from "Atlante novissimo". Good general condition but with a long restored tear in left bottom corner slightly affecting engraved area.

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        Satyre Menippée, de la vertu du catholicon d'Espagne, et de la tenue des Etats de Paris, à laquelle est ajouté un Discours sur l'interprétation du mot de Higuerio del Infierno, & qui en est l'Auteur.

      Reprint edition by Prosper Marchand in 1729. It is illustrated with 10 figures (many portraits) including 2 extendible (the procession of the League and the states of the League). Title pages in red and black.Binders full fair calf iced contemporary. Back to ornate nerves. parts of title in red morocco, and volume number morocco tan. Head Headgear restored Volume II. head slot of the upper joint of Volume I. Paper more or less yellowed overall. Good copy, decorative. Chez les héritiers de Mathias Kerner[ Prosper Marchand] Ratisbone( Paris) 1740 pet. in-8 (10x17cm) (10) xxxvj, 464pp. (27) et (8) 522pp. (38) et (4) 585pp. (34) 3 volumes reliés

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        India di la del Fiume Ganges overo di Malacca Siam Cambodia Chiampa Kochinkina Laos Pegu Ava &c.

      1740. Incisione in rame, dipinta a mano, mm 282x356. Piacevole carta dell'Indocina che Albrizzi ricava da quella di Tirion di pochi anni prima; tratta da "Atlante novissimo". Ottimo esemplare marginoso su carta forteCopper plate, colored, mm 282x356. Nice and decorative italian map of Thailand, Vietnam, Malesia, drawn from Tiron similar map published a few years before; from "Atlante novissimo". Very good condition.

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        Le theatre de P. Corneille [Ensemble] Oeuvres diverses [Ensemble] Commentaires de Voltaire [Ensemble] Le theatre de T. Corneille

      New edition, made after that of 1738 published in Paris.Blond in full mottled calf binding Directoire contemporary. Back smooth decorated with the urn 3 irons and rollers. As an exhibit in red morocco and volume number in a red morocco medallion. Roulette coaching on Greek boards. Some frictions copings, corners and joints, but very beautiful set, the most beautiful decorative effect. Chez Zacharie Chatelain A Amsterdam 1740 Pet. in-12 (7,5x13,5cm) (4) xciij, 503pp. (3) et (2) 580pp. (6) et (2) 594pp. (10) et (2) 528pp. et (2) 588pp. (3) et lx, 428pp. (7) et (8) 478pp. et (4) 508pp. et (2) VIII, 558pp. et (2) 556pp. et (2) 412pp. 11 tomes en 11 volumes reliés

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        The life and adventures of Gilbert Langley,

      8vo., (4) + 93 + (3)pp., including a final advertisement leaf (G8), title-page rather dust-soiled, in 19th century half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, joints worn or cracked, but a good, crisp, copy, sometime in the library of the Los Angeles Board of Law (bookplate on pastedown and faint inkstamp on covers).Publisher: London: printed and sold by J. Applebee.Year: 1740Edition: First edition and apparently rare. (ESTC finds copies only at BL + Harvard + Illinois).

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        FORESTIERE Illuminato intorno le cose piu rare e curiose antiche e moderne della citta di Venezia.

      Alerizzi, Venezia 1740 - 9 h. incl. escudo a toda plana grabado sobre madera y portada a dos tintas, 343 pp, 4 h. de Tabla. 41 grabados sobre cobre, 25 de ellos plegados. Rara primera edición de esta preciosa y popular guía veneciana, deliciosamente ilustrada con un total de 41 bellos grabados sobre la ciudad de Venecia de Zucchi y Filosi. La más importante de las guías venecianas publicadas debido a la cantidad de información sobre la ciudad que contiene.Obra estimada y actualmente difícil de encontrar completa.Ejemplar en buen estado de conservación, limpio. No lo cita Brunet ni Graesse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CHINESE TALES: or, the Wonderful Adventures of the Mandarin Fum-Hoam. Related by Himself to divert the Sultana, upon the celebration of her Nuptials. Written in French by M. Gueulette. Translated by the Revd. Mr. Stackhouse, Author of the History of the Bible, and the Body of Divinity. The Second edition.

      vii, [3], [1], 2-236, [4]pp (Publisher's advertisements). Illustrated with eight engraved plates. Contemporary full calf gilt, relabelled at some time. 12mo. Binding cracked at joints and very worn at head with vertical crack to length of spine. Name of previous owner stamped on to front end paste-down. Cracking at inner hinges between pages 74 and 75, else a very good copy of a scarce work that would benefit from some restoration to the binding.

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        Essays and Observations on the following subjects. Viz. On trade. - Husbandry of flax. - Raising Banks against Tides and Floods. - Hops. Directions for making Roads. Instructions for making Syder. Observations on the Linen Manufactury. - on Dressing Flax. - on brewing. Published by a Society of Gentlemen in Dublin.

      Dublin Printed: London Reprinted, and sold by Charles Corbett. 1740 [4], 222pp, 4 engraved folding plates. 8vo. A fine clean copy bound in full contemporary calf, raised & gilt banded spine, repeat gilt flower-head device, red morocco label. From the Library of Invercauld Castle, Braemar.ESTC T120467. The essays are numbered I-LII, and dated 4 January 1736/7 to 4 April 1738. They were originally printed in quarto format in Dublin under the title The Dublin Society's Weekly Observations

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        THE LABORATORY, or School of Arts: In which Are faithfully Exhibited and fully Explain'd, I. A Variety of curious and valuable Experiments in Refining, Calcining, Melting, Assaying, Casting, Allaying, and Toughening of Gold; with several other Curiosities relating to Gold and Silver. II. Choice Secrets for Jewellers in the management of Gold.

      . The Second edition. To which is added, An Appendix: Teaching, I. The Art and Management of Dying Silks, Worsteds, Cottons, &c. in various Colours. II. The Art of preparing Rockets, Crackers, Fire-globes, Stars, Sparks, &c. for Recreative Fire-works. Translated from the High Dutch. Illustrated with Copper Plates. [viii], 240, [2], lxxx, [6 index]pp. Engraved allegorical frontispiece, and five other full-page plates in the first section, plus 3 full-page plates in the final section, two of which are folding. Contemporary full calf, the spine expertly repaired. Octavo. First edition with the second section, including that on fireworks. Some light water-staining at start and end; inner joints cracked; there is a paper repair to the head of pages 171/2, with the partial loss of one word; else a very good copy of this early 'recipe' book first published in England in 1738.

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        La découverte des longitudes, avec la méthode facile aux navigateurs pour en faire usage actuellement.

      Paris, Cailleau, 1740. ____ Première édition. Louis-François de Lisle de La Drevetiere (1682-1756) propose une méthode d'observation de la Lune pour déterminer la longitude. Sur le titre, une mention à la plume : "Ex dono autoris" et une note d'une autre main : " l'Académie a fort désaprouvé cette découverte et surtout Mr. Cassini et autres, je l'ai écrit à Mr. Delille mon ami. F.B." Rare. ***** First edition. Louis-François de La Drevetiere de Lisle (1682-1756) exposes his method of observation of the Moon to determine longitude. "Ex dono autoris" on title. Rare. In-12. Collation : (4), 80, (4) pp., 1 planche. Demi-veau, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure moderne dans le style de l'époque.).

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        Nouvelle instruction pour les confitures, les liqueurs, et les fruits : ou? l'on apprend a? confire toutes sortes de fruits, tant secs que liquides; & divers ouvrages de sucre qui sont du fait des officiers & confiseurs / avec la maniere de bien ordonner un fruit. Suite du Nouveau cuisinier royal & bourgeois.

      12mo., sometime bound in full vellum with morocco spine label; pp.[8]51821 leaves. With 4 folding engraved plates. Contemporary ink name on title-page, some browning and occasional spotting, boards slightly springing, otherwise a very good copy. "Nouvelle edition, revu?e, corrigee, & beaucoup augmentee, avec de nouveaux desseins de tables." François Massialot, born in Limoges, 1660, died in Paris, 1733. He was a French chef who served as chef de cuisine (officier de bouche) to various illustrious personages, including Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, the brother of Louis XIV, and his son Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, who was first duc de Chartres then the Regent, as well as the Duc d'Aumont, the Cardinal d'Estrées, and the Marquis de Louvois. His 'Nouveau Cuisinier Royal et Bourgeois' first appeared, anonymously, as a single volume in 1691. His other cookbook, 'Nouvelle Instruction pour les Confitures, les Liqueurs et les Fruits' appeared, also anonymously, in 1692, and was reprinted several times in the eighteenth century, as offered here. Massialot describes himself in his preface as "a cook who dares to qualify himself royal",... and it is not without cause, for the meals which he describes..."have all been served at court or in the houses of princes, and of people of the first rank." An innovation in Massialot's book was the alphabetical listing of recipes, a step toward the first culinary dictionary. Meringues make their first appearance under their familiar name with Massialot, who is also credited with Crême Brulée, in which the sugar topping was melted and burnt with a special dedicated red-hot fire iron. Another first with Massialot is two recipes in which chocolate is an ingredient: in a sauce for wigeon and in a sweet custard. Until then, chocolate was consumed solely as a drink. Massialot's works were translated into English as 'The Court and Country Cook' 1702, and again were often reprinted. Vicaire 455.

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        Neraïr et Melhoë. Conte ou histoire. ouvrage orné de digressions

      S.n.. Edition originale, rare, attribué à Blanes par Barbier et à Parfaict (qui cite Blanes en seconde attribution) par Cioranescu. Pages de titres en rouge et noir. Ce roman parut ultérieurement, avec un nouveau début, sous autre titre : Le Miroir, ou Histoire de Griguenodine ; mis à part la première page, la pagination et les chapitres correpondent avec cette édition.Pleine basane brune d'époque. spine à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons et d'un aigle en queue. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. spine-ends de tête accidentées avec manques aux mors. spine-end de queue élimée avec manques aux mors. Coins très émoussés.Utopie, c'est à dire selon la définition de Cioranescu : description littéraire individualisée d'une société imaginaire", laquelle implique une critique sous-jacente de la société réelle, pour paraphraser Cioranescu. L'histoire est située dans une petite monarchie heureuse entre Utopie et le pays des Sevarambes, il y a 3000 ans. La narration rapide est parsemée d'intrigues amoureuses à la cour, intrigues pleines de fées ; l'ensemble constituant une satire fine des hommes, des coutumes et des institutions, et du désir.--- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. A Sevenda [1740] An IX l'âge de l'auteur in-12 (9x16,5cm) vj, 268pp. et viij, 260pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        The British angler: or, a pocket-companion for gentlemen-fishers. Being a New and Methodical Treatise of the Art of Angling: Comprehending all that is Curious and Useful in the Knowledge of that Polite Diversion. As: I. An Introduction; containing an Encomium on Rivers and the Art of Angling, with general Observations on the Nature of Fish. II. The Angler's Apparatus: Or, Directions concerning Rods, Lines, Hooks, Floats, and the rest of the Tackle: Also, of Baits, Natural and Artificial. III. An exact Description of the several Kinds of Fish that are found in the Rivers, and on the Sea-Coasts of Great Britain; their Size, Shape, Qualities, Seasons, Feeding, Haunts, &c. IV. The whole Practice of Angling: Teaching the Choice and Preparation of proper Stands; the Method of Taking every Species, more particularly the sportive Trout, the voracious Pike, and other Capital Game. With Descriptions of our principal Rivers, Observations relating to the Weather, and other necessary Remarks. Together with Supplemental Discourses, 1. On Fish-Ponds and Reservatories. 2. On the Laws against Poachers, and in Favour of the Fair Angler. Also, Excellent Receipts for Dressing of Fish, and a Complete Index, in which the Terms in Use among Anglers are occasionally explained. Embellished with copper-plates Curiously Engraved. The Whole compiled from approved authors, and above thirty years experience, by John Williamson, Gent. Who has added a Verification of the principal Heads, at the End of each Chapter, for the Help of Memory

      First Edition London printed for J. Hodges, at the Looking-glass, on London-bridge 1740 12mo: viii,318,[10, index]pp, with frontispiece, two (of three) folding copperplate engravings, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary speckled sheep, covers ruled in gilt, spine in six comprtments between raised bands, red morocco lettering piece. Provenance: Signature of Wm. Alington, dated 1800, to front fly leaf. Second, indeciperable signature, dated May 21st, 1797, to ttle page. ESTC Citation No. T92263. Westwood & Satchell, p. 241. Heckscher 2273. First edition of "One of the best of the manuals . . . " (Westwood & Satchell) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Gründliche Unterrichtung Von dem Ursprung, Ziel und End, Schuldigkeiten, Reglen, Gnaden, Ablassen und Andachts-Ubungen Der Mitleydenden Gesellschafft Mariae ...

      (...Das ist, Der so genannten Bruderschafft der Schmertzhafften Mutter Gottes, unter dem schwartzen Trauer-Scapulier deß Ordens der Diener Mariae. Verfasset Von einem Priester auß dem Closter dieses Ordens auff dem Heil: Creutz-Berg bey Bonn. ) 322 Seiten, 5 n.n. Blätter ( Register ). Mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten im Text. Schlichter brauner Oldr auf 6 Bünden, Klein8 ( 13,5 x 8,5 cm ). Hinten ein von alter Hand handgeschriebenes Gebet inneliegend *S. Bernardi gebett.... ( 1 Blatt - wohl um 1740 ). Der Einband leicht berieben, leicht fleckig, Ecken und Kanten teils gering bestoßen. Innen Seiten teils etwas stock- und braunfleckig, Papier teils gebräunt. Das Gebet in deutscher Schreibschrift. Insgesamt recht guter Zustand. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Astronomie physique ou principes généraux de la nature, appliqués au mécanisme astronomique et comparés aux principes de la philosophie de M. Newton.

      Paris, Jombert, 1740. ____ Première édition. Un ouvrage important dans l'histoire de l'introduction des théories de Newton en France. Il a été publié la même année que les "Institutions de physique" d'Emilie du Chatelet. En exposant la physique de Newton, Gamaches tente de concilier ces théories avec les tourbillons de Descartes. Etienne Simon de Gamaches (1672-1756) chanoine de Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, était aussi un astronome membre de l'Académie des Sciences. Illustré par 22 planches hors-texte dépliantes et 10 vignettes et culs de lampe, gravés sur cuivre par Cochin. Petits manques aux coiffes. Bel exemplaire, frais. ***** First edition. An important book in the history of the introduction of Newton's theories in France. It was published the same year as the "Institutions de physique" of Emilie du Chatelet. "Gamaches gives here nine dissertations on the nature and laws of movement, the principles of the philosophy of Newton, the theory of planets, etc., and a clarification of relative movement and Newtonian attraction." Babson, A descriptive catalogue of the works of Sir Isaac Newton. In-4. [255 x 188 mm] Collation : (8), XLVIII, 362, (14) pp., 22 planches h.-t. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The works of Sir William Temple,... To which is prefixed the life...

      London: J. Round, 1740. Two volumes, folio, engraved portrait frontispiece after Lely; contemporary calf. Apparent third edition thus: Lowndes lists earlier editions of 1720 and 1731, but this edition is not mentioned. Temple, author and talented diplomat, retired from public life in 1681 to his estate Moor Park, where he produced many works of essays, several prepared for publication by his recalcitrant protégé, Jonathon Swift. Worn,, hinges cracked.

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        Mémoires

      Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1740. 1740, 1740, in-8, d'un portrait, XXXVI, 279, (1) pages et 6 planches, plein veau de l'époque, dos lisse (ancien restauration au dos), Nouvelle édition au format in-8, après une première en 1730, en 1740 parut aussi une édition au format in-4. René Duguay-Trouin (1673-1736) fut lieutenant général des armées navales. Ses victoires contre les Anglais et les Néerlandais au cours des guerres lancées par le Roi Louis XIV le firent rapidement progresser dans la hiérarchie. Son expédition la plus célèbre est la prise de Rio de Janeiro en 1711. 6 planches gravées, dont plusieurs dépliantes. Rousseurs en marges

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        Neraïr et Melhoé, conte ou histoire. Ouvrage orné de disgressions.

      Paris? Chez rue a l'enseigne, 1740. Two volumes, small octavo; contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt compartments with double labels. Very scarce: the probable first edition of this utopian romance, which is missed by most of the standard bibliographers.This strange mix of the utopian and the fairy-tale is set on the Island of Zinzinard three thousand years ago. Showing a very strong awareness of precedents in the imaginary voyage, Zinzinard is set mid way between Utopia and the land of the Sevarambes.Recent research by Ray Howgego has deepened our understanding of the history of this work: the author is thought to have been Henri Barthélemy de Blanes (c.1707-1754) was born in the Auvergne and was mestre de camp of a cavalry regiment; nothing more is known of him, our only source of information being a passing mention in volume 47 of Charles-Joseph Mayer's, Le Cabinet des Fées (1786). However, authorship of Neraïr et Melhoë remains uncertain, and more than twenty-five years were to pass before any name would be associated with the book, beginning with Catalogue des Livres provenans de la Bibliothèque de M.L.D.D.L.V., vol. 2 (Paris, 1767). The recently published Correspondance de Madame de Graffigny: 23 octobre 1744 - 10 septembre 1745 contains several references to the book, but Françoise de Gaffigny, novelist and playwright, laments her ignorance of the author, stating only that he is 'a friend of Ponteval' [Antoine de Fériol, comte de Pont-de-Veyle]. An alternative attribution frequently made to the theatre historian Claude Parfaict (1701?-1777) seems unlikely. Parfaict wrote nothing of a similar nature, and it appears that the sole source of this perpetuated mis-attribution is a librarian's note in the Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de Feu M. de Lamoignon, published in 1791.The unusual imprint of the work, together with the relatively incomplete listings available, has led to some confusion over both dates and authorship. The original date of publication is unknown, the publisher's imprint telling us only that it was in 'l'an de l'âge de l'auteur, LX' which itself throws suspicion on De Blanes who died at forty-seven. Le Cabinet des Fées dates the book to 1759, but the Graffigny correspondence clearly indicates that the book was in widespread circulation around 1744, which is probably closer to the date of publication. The journal Die Neue Europäische Fama first lists it in 1746. A now very rare German translation appeared at Bremen and Leipzig in 1747 as Der Stutzer nach der Mode [the follower of fashion?], and a second French edition of two volumes in one can be dated precisely to 1748. Another edition of two volumes in one was printed under the title Le Miroir, ou histoire griguenodine with the false imprint 'Venise' [Venice]. It is known that in 1749 all copies of this "Venise" edition were seized by the state and the bookseller Vente imprisoned in the Bastille. Any remaining copies, only two of which could be found, are overstamped with a government 'health warning'. It is also significant that the 1748 edition was printed in duodevicesimo (18o), which is usually a fair indication that the book had by then gone 'underground'.With the bookplate of Robert Garrisson. Some wear to extremities.

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        Plan de la Place de Corfu avec ses Environs Assiegee Par les Infideles, tranchee ouverte le 25me Juillet jusqu'au 22 me d'Aout, Iour de la Fuite des Ottomans,

      No date. Ca. 1740. Copperplate engraving, handcolored, 19 x 22 inches (48 x 56 cm) on sheet 21 x 25 1/4 inches. Some light soiling in margins, original crease in paper at lower left, just visible pencilled title in lower left margin, a couple of tiny spots in the image, generally very good condition. A very decorative map with elaborate vignette at lower left; the map details the battle between the Venetian and Turk forces. Only the main portion of Corfu island and the decorative borders are handcolored. Title continues "Defendue par S.E. le Feldt Marechal Comte de Schulembourg General en Chef des Armees de la Ser.me Rep.que de Venise en L'an MDCCXVI." Legend at left "Description de la Forteresse et Ville de Corfu"; at right is "Description de L'Attaque."

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        Tansaï et Neadarné. Histoire japonoise, avec figures

      The first edition of this illustrated edition dates back to 1740, the first edition of the only text dating her to 1734 A frontispiece (the Chinese emperor and his court), two title pages with fully engraved vignettes (satyrs) and 4 figures deliciously erotic and finely engraved. These prints have a location on each of them, what did pas.Plein calf iced era edition from 1740. Smooth spine decorated. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Caps of Volume II leveled; 2 corners élimées.Ce licentious and erotic tale won upon its release a success, although it caused a scandal and that accused the author of obscenity, irreligion; some even saw a critique of Ugénitus bubble (against Jansenism) and Cardinal de Rohan, and Crebillon lives imprisoned following his accusations. Tanzai is a fairy tale and political, including the strangeness of the story always surprises the reader, the whole story revolving around a skimmer gold huge round ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. A Pékin 1743 4 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (8x14cm) (4) XXIV, 274pp. et (4) 238pp. relié

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        La méthode des fluxions et des suites infinies.

      Paris, Debure, 1740. ____ Première édition française. Traduction de Buffon qui fait l'historique de "la sublime méthode" de Newton et de ses contradicteurs dans une préface de 28 pages. Illustré par de nombreuses figures et tableaux dans le texte. Provenance : "Acheté par moi Louis Costaz en 1787 chez Mr Didot rue Dauphine à Paris." (Note à la plume sur une garde, le nom a été rayé par le propriétaire suivant.) Louis Costaz (1767-1842) enseigna à l'école militaire de Thiron jusqu'en 1793, puis à l'École Polytechnique. Il participa à l'Expédition d'Égypte et accompagna Bonaparte dans un voyage vers l'isthme de Suez, avec Gaspard Monge et Claude Louis Berthollet. Il fut chargé d'organiser l'école des Arts et Métiers. Il a été par la suite Préfet de la Manche, intendant des Bâtiments de la Couronne, puis directeur général des Ponts-et-Chaussées. Accroc à la coiffe inférieure, sinon très bel exemplaire. ***** First French edition. Translated by Buffon. His 28 pages "Preface" is an historical account of Newton's method and his opponents. In-4. Collation : XXX, (2), 148, (2) pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Relation du Voyage Mysterieux de l'Isle de la Vertu, a Oronte.

      Mons: chez Gaspard Migeot, 1740. Duodecimo, contemporary mottled calf, gilt. Attractive copy of a rare work, with a Belgian imprint, relating the "mysterious voyage" to a "Land of Virtue".First published in Rouen in 1684, this rare spiritual romance is an educational novel written as an allegorical voyage to the imaginary island of 'Virtue' on the River Orontes, the chief Syrian river, and the standard route to Egypt since antiquity. The island proves to be a peaceful religious utopia, presented as a model for the reader.The work is attributed to Palafox y Mendoza (1600-1659), a Spanish bishop and writer, who was a Viceroy in New Spain (in Mexico) in 1642. His attempts to improve conditions for Native Americans led to clashes with the Jesuits and his ultimate excommunication. Attempts to have Palafox y Mendoza beatified were routinely blocked; in fact it was only in March 2010 that Pope Benedict XVI finally approved a miracle, and Palafox y Mendoza's beatification is now expected.This was a popular work over the next century. This has been considered the third edition, but may in fact be the sixth or seventh; whatever the case, this provincial edition is very rare. With an old note "très rare" and the contemporary ownership inscription of a jeweller: "ce present livre appartient à moy Bouchard, orfevre... " Spine chipped at base but a very good copy.

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        Mapa de Barcelona (1740-1757)

      - Tobias Conrad Lotte. Ausburg, 1740. 49 x 57 cm. s/p Ca. 1740. Mapa a color del litoral de Barcelona y la ciudad de principios a mediados del s. XVIII. Bellamente enmarcado con un marco rústico (medidas 57 x 66). Texto en alemán. Las características técnicas son: Barcelona. Planos de población. [1740-1757. Barcino: Metropolis Hispanici Principatus Cattaloniae in littore Maris Mediterranei, perquam munita, et obportus como ditatem celeberrimum Emporium Cura Impensis = Barcellona : die Haupt Statt des Spanischen Fürstenthuns Catalonien an dem Mittellandischen Meer Starke Handlung treibt, Heraub gegeben [Material cartográfico] Matth. Seutteri S. Caes. et Reg. Cathol. Mai. Geogr. Escala [ca. 1:20.000] (E 2°08'40" - E 2°12'00" / N 41°23'01" - N 41°20'59") Tobias Conrad Lotter, Augsburg [Ausgburgo], [1740-1757]. 1 plano: color: 49 x 57 cm en una hoja de 54,5 x 68 cm. Comprende un plano y una vista de la ciudad de Barcelona y sus alrededores. El plano parece copia del realizado por Gabriel Bodenehr, con el título de "Plano de Barcelona", incluido en la obra "Curioses Staats und Kriegs Theatrum" de 1715. La vista también parece copiada de la editada por Beaulieu en el siglo XVII e incluida en "Les glorieuses conquestes de Louis le Grand". Del detalle y finura del grabado y del examen del diferente grado de desarrollo de la urbe, se puede apreciar que son dos trabajos de distinta época y autor. En la parte superior del plano se encuentra el título, autor y editor. En el ángulo superior derecho, el escudo de la ciudad. Abajo en el centro hay una cartela que contiene una explicación de los acontecimientos históricos por los que atravesó Cataluña desde 1640 hasta 1717. En el ángulo inferior derecho, otra cartela contiene la clave alfabética para identificar los principales edificios, estando ambas cartelas en alemán. La vista está flanqueada por dos columnas explicativas de los lugares y edificios singulares de la ciudad en francés. Relieve representado por montañas en perspectiva caballera con sombreado. Planimetría con ciudades representadas por cascos de población, edificios aislados en perspectiva, red de comunicaciones y tierras de labor. El mar de la panorámica está realzado por dibujo simulando olas. Abundante toponimia urbana. Rotulación en letra romanilla e itálica. Datado durante el reinado de Felipe V (1700-1746). Tiene leves rozaduras y desgastes propios de un uso normal. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le véritable messager boîteux. Almanach historique, nommé le Messager boiteux. Contenant des observations astrologiques sur chaque mois, le cours du soleil & de la lune...

      1740 - 1879. ____ Collection de 55 almanachs de 1740 à 1879. Livres populaires, vendus par des colporteurs, imprimés sur un papier de mauvaise qualité et pratiquement jamais reliés à l'époque, ils sont aujourd'hui rares. Chaque volume porte un frontispice gravé sur bois, qui montre toujours un porteur de nouvelles unijambiste, qui remet une lettre à un groupe de personnages. Ces frontispices et ces titre sont un peu différents selon les années et les villes de publication, L'illustration comprend plusieurs bois gravés dans le texte dont un dépliant montrant des événements historiques, des faits divers, des anecdotes curieuses, des découvertes, etc... Chaque almanach contient en début de volume un calendrier, le plus souvent imprimé en noir et rouge, avec une liste des foires, et souvent des indications de culture et de jardinage, et aussi des prévisions météorologiques. La plus grosse production du "Messager boîteux" eut lieu entre les années 1780 et 1860, dans une aire géographique limitée : Suisse, Alsace, Lorraine, Rhénanie, Franche-Comté. Cette collection contient les années suivantes (et lieux d'impression) : 1753 (Bâle) - 1759 (Bâle) - 1776 (Bâle) - 1780 (Bâle) - 1782 (Vevey) - 1792 (Bâle) - 1798 (En Suisse) - 1803 (Bâle) - 1810 (En Suisse) - 1816 (Besançon) - 1817 (Montbéliard) - 1817 (Besançon) - 1818 (Montbéliard, 2 tirages différents de la même année sont reliés ensembles) - 1819 (Montbéliard) - 1820 (Vevey) - 1821 (Vevey) - 1822 (Vevey) - 1823 (Vevey) - 1824 (Montbéliard) - 1825 (Vevey) - 1827 (Vevey) - 1828 (Montbéliard) - 1828 (Montbéliard) - 1829 (Vevey) -1829 (Montbéliard, relié avec le précédent) - 1830 (Montbéliard) - 1831 (Vevey) - 1832 (Vevey) - 1833 (Vevey) - 1836 (Vevey) - 1837 (Vevey) - 1838 (Strasbourg) - 1839 (Vevey) - 1841 (Vevey) - 1841 (Strasbourg) - 1843 (Vevey) - 1844 (Vevey) - 1846 (Vevey) - 1848 (Strasbourg) - 1849 (Vevey) - 1851 (Vevey) - 1852 (Vevey) - 1853 (Vevey) - 1855 (Vevey) - 1857 (Vevey) - 1858 (Vevey) - 1859 (Vevey) - 1867 (Vevey) - 1878 (Strasbourg) - 1879 (Strasbourg). Plus 4 volumes, portant un titre différent, mais tout à fait semblables au "Messager boîteux" et publiés par les mêmes imprimeurs : - Le Nouvel Anabaptiste, ou l'agriculteur-pratique. 1832 (Montbéliard) - Almanach historique, nommé le postillion. 1740 (Bâle) et 1798 (Bâle). - Almanach nouveau et historique nommé le marchand de nouvelles. 1755 (Bâle). Le volume de 1830, imprimé à Montbéliard, porte le titre suivant "Le grand messager boîteux des cinq parties du monde". Il est illustré par une planche dépliante coloriée à l'époque. Divers défauts, avec quelques déchirures et manques de papier ici ou là. Pour l'année 1753 une vignette a été découpée sur le titre. Il est très difficile de réunir aujourd'hui une telle collection.***** A collection of 54 almanacs (bound in 52 volumes) from 1740 to 1879. Populars books, sold by peddlers, printed on poor quality paper and almost never bound, they are rare today. Each volume has a wood-engraved frontispiece always showing a one-legged hawker, delivering a letter. Frontispices and titles are different along the years and cities of publication. It is illustrated with several woodcuts in the text including a folding plate showing historical events, crime stories, curious anecdotes, discoveries, etc ... Each almanac contains at the beginning, a calendar, usually printed in black and red, with a list of fairs, and often advices for farming and gardening, as well as weather forecasts. The biggest production of the "Messager boîteux" took place between 1780 and 1860 in a limited geographical area: Switzerland, Alsace, Lorraine, Rhineland, Franche-Comté. This collection contains the years, (and places of printing) : 1753 (Bâle) - 1759 (Bâle) - 1776 (Bâle) - 1780 (Bâle) - 1782 (Vevey) - 1792 (Bâle) - 1798 (En Suisse) - 1803 (Bâle) - 1810 (En Suisse) - 1816 (Besançon) - 1817 (Montbéliard) - 1817 (Besançon) - 1818 (Montbéliard, 2 differents issues of the same year are bound together) - 1819 (Montbéliard) - 1820 (Vevey) - 1821 (Vevey) - 1822 (Vevey) - 1823 (Vevey) - 1824 (Montbéliard) - 1825 (Vevey) - 1827 (Vevey) - 1828 (Montbéliard) - 1828 (Montbéliard) - 1829 (Vevey) -1829 (Montbéliard, bound with the former) - 1830 (Montbéliard) - 1831 (Vevey) - 1832 (Vevey) - 1833 (Vevey) - 1836 (Vevey) - 1837 (Vevey) - 1838 (Strasbourg) - 1839 (Vevey) - 1841 (Vevey) - 1841 (Strasbourg) - 1843 (Vevey) - 1844 (Vevey) - 1846 (Vevey) - 1848 (Strasbourg) - 1849 (Vevey) - 1851 (Vevey) - 1852 (Vevey) - 1853 (Vevey) - 1855 (Vevey) - 1857 (Vevey) - 1858 (Vevey) - 1859 (Vevey) - 1867 (Vevey) - 1878 (Strasbourg) - 1879 (Strasbourg). Plus 4 volumes, with a different title, but similar to the "Messager boîteux" and published by the same printers : - Le Nouvel Anabaptiste, ou l'agriculteur-pratique. 1832 (Montbéliard) - Almanach historique, nommé le postillion. 1740 (Bâle) et 1798 (Bâle). - Almanach nouveau et historique nommé le marchand de nouvelles. 1755 (Bâle). The 1830 volume has the following title : "Le grand messager boîteux des cinq parties du monde". It has a folding plate contemporary coloured. Various defects, with some tears and loss of paper here and their. A woodcut has been cut off on the title of the copy of 1753. It is quite difficult to gather today such a collection. 55 reliés en 53 volumes petit in-4. Collation : Cartonnages modernes.

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        L'Amitié après la mort, contenant les lettres des morts aux vivans. Et lettres morales et amusantes, par Madame Rowe

      Aux dépens de la compagnie. First edition of the French translation made from the fifth English edition.Bound in full calf antique brown, back with four nerves decorated with boxes and gilded florets, red part of title, marbled edges, back and jaw slightly rubbed. A leaflet detached end volumes. Small ink drawings probably time on the final guard of the second volume.Text of the English novelist and poet Elizabeth Singer Rowe, originally published in 1728 under the title Friendship in Death: in Twenty Letters from the Dead to the Living, which was a great success. This book is quoted by Allan Kardec Spiritualism father in the eighteenth century, in its review Spiritist 1868, where it is seen as a precursor text of the spiritualist movement, "We have said many times that if Spiritism had come a century earlier, he would have had no success; here are clear evidence because this book is certainly the purest and deepest Spiritualism. "(In Journal Spiritualist newspaper of psychological studies, Eleventh year 1868). Aux dépens de la compagnie à Amsterdam 1740 in-12 (10x16,5cm) (1) ; XXXV ; (33) ; 288 p.p. et (1) ; 267 p.p. 2 volumes reliés

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        Monatsfolge - (The 12 Month of the year)

      Martin Engelbrecht, - Um 1740; Vollständige Reihe der Kupferstiche von Martin Engelbrecht; nicht koloriert; die 12 Blätter in gutem Zustand, geringe Abnutzung nur am äusseren Rande der letzten Blätter, wenige leichtere Flecken auf einigen Blätter ; die Stiche sind in einem marmoriertem Papierdeckel der Zeit zusammengebunden; das Heft ist in einer festen modernen halb Leder Mappe mit Schuber,Titel am Rücken, gut aufbewahrt; der Schuber hat Risse an den Seiten; Mappe: 40x25 cm; Blätter: 39,5 x 24,5 ; Bilder: 21x28 cm; schöne, seltene, vollständige Reihe mit allegorischen Darstellungen der Monate mit den Berufstätigkeiten, Unter der Abbildung jeweils ein zweispaltiger, gestochener Text in lateinischer und deutscher Sprache. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cerimonia del Conclave dopo la morte di pappa Clemente XII

      1740. Acquaforte, 1740, datata in lastra in basso. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Impressa dalla tipografia Neria. Molo rara. Dimensioni 295x445. Etching, 1740, dated on lower plate. Magnificent work printed on contemporary laid paper with margins, in excellent condition. Printed by the typography Neria. Very rare. 295 445

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        BEATAE MARIAE VIRGINIS OFFICIUM - 1740, Venezia, Pasquali, Dedica Autografa di Ugo Ojetti

      1740. ANTICHI E DI PREGIO " BEATAE MARIAE VIRGINIS OFFICIUM Beatae Mariae Virginis officium Venetiis : apud Jo. Baptistam Pasquali, 1740 [40], 427, [5] p. : ill. ; 16° Bellissima ed elegante legatura coeva, splendido esempio di manifattura veneziana, in pelle rossa riccamente decorata con fregi, cornicette e elementi fitomorfi in oro su piatti e dorso a 6 nervi in rilievo. Tagli dorati. Controguardia e recto delle c. di guardia ant. e post. in stoffa dorata con motivi fogliati argentati in rilievo. L'esemplare è conservato in un cofanetto in pelle su cartone rivestito al suo interno di stoffa lucida bianca, che ripropone esternamente gli stessi motivi e colori della legatura e si presenta a forma di libro. Il testo è stato interamente scolpito, pagina per pagina, da Angela Baroni e le 35 calcografie (15 tavole e 20 finalini) presenti sono state mirabilmente incise in rame dal famoso Marco Alvise Pitteri su disegni del celeberrimo Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. Sul v. della c. di guardia anteriore, DEDICA  AUTOGRAFA del più grande mercante Italiano di libri antichi del secolo scorso: Tammaro De Marinis, in occasione della Comunione della figlioccia, futura giornalista, Paola Ojetti, figlia a sua volta del noto scrittore Ugo. ""A Paola Ojetti nel giorno della sua prima Comunione. Tammaro De Marinis, Firenze 8 Aprile 1926."" Esemplare completo e in ottimo stato di conservazione. Fatto stampare a Venezia nel 1740 su commissione del ricco negoziante Caime è un'opera preziosa per il contenuto ma soprattutto per la squisita manifattura di tutte le sue componenti. In-24 gr. (mm. 128x 84) (cofanetto 140 x 95), p. pelle coeva, ricche cornici dorate ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con fregi in oro, tagli dorati, 20 cc.nn., (40) 427 (5) pp., inclusa l'antiporta; vignetta al frontesp., 15 tavole nel t. e 20 finalini, incisi in rame con grande finezza da Marco Pitteri, da disegni di G.B. Piazzetta: il tutto si fonde in perfetta armonia con il testo, anch'esso interamente inciso in rame (da Angela Baroni). ""Prima edizione"" di quella che si può considerare la più affascinante produzione della tipografia veneziana del sec. XVIII, in cui il Piazzetta ha espresso i migliori esempi della sua sensibilità illustrativa. Cfr. Morazzoni, pp. 115-116: ""Il libretto è prezioso sotto ogni aspetto, essendo il risultato dell'armonica collaborazione di G.B. Piazzetta e di M. Pitteri, due artisti che in quel momento sono i più perfetti rappresentanti della pittura e dell'incisione veneziana. Ben 35 sono i disegni di G.B. Piazzetta inclusi nelle pagine che Angela Baroni ""labore improbo"" scolpi' ad una ad una". Bell'esemplare marginoso, su carta finissima, in ottimo stato. COMPLETO  !!! Assolutamente minimi i segni d'uso: OTTIMO  ESEMPLARE  !!!"

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        für die Hoch-Fürstl. Bataillon in Kiel , Ao. 1740. 4 weisse Bll., 213 S., 7 weisse Bll. Kl.-8°. Pgt. d. Zt. mit Einschlaglasche (ohne Schließband).

      1740 - Seltenes Reglement mit ausführlichen Befehlsanweisungen.- Nicht im Kat. der SH Landesbibliothek.- Alter hs. Besitzvermerk 'V. Knorring' auf Titel.- Große Falttasche für Notizzettel etc. am hinteren Innendeckel. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Conventus ad S. P. N. Franciscum stigmatizatum. Clagenfurti.

      Köln 1740 - Kupferstich. 28 x 17,5 cm. Im Passepartout. Aus Herzog "Comographia Austriaco-Franciscana.". N/W 251.3.

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        Sammlung von 17 Kupferstichen mit Nürnberger Ansichten.

       17 Kupferstiche bei P.C. Monath aus \"Nürnbergische Prospecte\", um 1740, je ca. 12 x 14 cm. Die Sammlung umfasst folgende Ansichten: Sebalduskirche mit der Moritzkapelle, Ägidienhof, Lauferplatz, Laufer Tor, Fleischbrücke, Mehlmarkt, Fechthaus, Platz beim Tiergartner Tor, Milchmarkt, Der Neue Bau, Kornmarkt mit Rosenkirche, \"Weitzen Breu Haus\", \"Prospect innerhalb des Spitler Thors\", Zeughaus, \"Die Beunt\", St. Johannis Kirchhof. - Dabei. \"Grundris der Stadt Nürnberg\". - Alle Blätter mit schmalem Rändchen (zwei ohne Rand) alt auf Bütten aufgezogen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Franken

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        Contes et Nouvelles de Marguerite de Valois, Reine de Navarre, 2 volumes

      Aux Depens de la Compagnie, Paris 1740 - ,Vol 1 [30] 374 [10] pages, Vol 2, 318 [12] pages, marbled endpapers. Both title pages in red and black. Vol 1 illustrated with a frontispiece and 32 plates in text. Vol 2 illustrated with a further 40 plates in text. New Edition a little rubbed, slight wear to joints, nice clean copies inside and out, good condition , marbled effect calf with decorative gilt surround, decorative gilt spines, red leather title labels , small octavo, 15.5 x 9.9cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ÎœÎ‘ΞΙΜΟΥ ΤΥΡΙΟΥ ΛΟΓΟΙ. Maximi Tyrii Dissertationes, ex recensione Ioannis Davisii. Editio altera, ad duos Codices. Mss. locis quamplurimis emendata, Notisqve locupletoiris aucta. Cui accesserunt Viri erudiissimi, Ier. Marklandi, Coll. D.Petri Cantabrig. Socii Annotationes.

      Classical Authors: Londini- London. Excudit Gulielmus Bowyer, Sumptibus Societatis ad Literas Promovendas institutæ 1740. 4to. pp. 17, [v], 727, [ix]. Greek and Latin text. Speckled calf, 5 raised bands; gilt. The second edition of John Davies' critical edition of the works of Maximus of Tyre, second century Platonist, (originally published 1703), with revisions by Jeremiah Markland. Maximus of Tyre, reputed to have been the tutor of Marcus Aurelius, writes dissertations on theological, ethical and philosophical subjects include quotations from Plato and Homer. The philosophical content derives from Platonism and Cynicism. Head cap and tail of spine chipped; joints starting; internally crisp and bright. MAXIMUS OF TYRE (Cassius Maximus Tyrius), a Greek rhetorician and philosopher who flourished in the time of the Antonines and Commodus (2nd century A.D.). After the manner of the sophists of his age, he travelled extensively, delivering lectures on the way. His writings contain many allusions to the history of Greece, while there is little reference to Rome; hence it is inferred that he lived longer in Greece, perhaps as a professor at Athens. Although nominally a Platonist, he is really an Eclectic and one of the precursors of Neoplatonism. There are still extant by him forty-one essays or discourses (διαλ?ξεις) on theological, ethical, and other philosophical commonplaces. With him God is the supreme being, one and indivisible though called by many names, accessible to reason alone; but as animals form the intermediate stage between plants and human beings, so there exist intermediaries between God and man, viz. daemons, who dwell on the confines of heaven and earth. The soul in many ways bears a great resemblance to the divinity; it is partly mortal, partly immortal, and, when freed from the fetters of the body, becomes a daemon. Life is the sleep of the soul, from which it awakes at death. The style of Maximus is superior to that of the ordinary sophistical rhetorician, but scholars differ widely as to the merits of the essays themselves. [1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 17] John Davies (1679–1732) was an English cleric and academic, known as a classical scholar, and President of Queens' College, Cambridge from 1717. William Bowyer (16991777), was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, in 1722 became a partner in his father's business. In 1729 he was appointed printer of the votes of the House of Commons, and in 1736 printer to the Society of Antiquaries, of which he was elected a fellow in 1737. In 1737 he took as apprentice John Nichols, who was to be his successor and biographer. In 1761 Bowyer became printer to the Royal Society, and in 1767 printer of the rolls of the House of Lords and the journals of the House of Commons. He died on the 13th of November 1777, leaving unfinished a number of large works and among them the reprint of Domesday Book. He wrote a great many tracts and pamphlets, edited, arranged and published a host of books, but perhaps his principal work was an edition of the New Testament in Greek, with notes. Brunet:3,1552; Graesse:4,453. Classical Authors Philosophy Maximus of Tyre

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        Plan dela Capitale et Forteresse Middlebourg dans ile de Walcher en Seelande ".

      - Kupferstich-Karte mit Stadtansicht von M. Seutter, Augsburg, ca. 1740, alt grenz- und flächenkoloriert. Ca. 48 x 55 cm. Verso alte handschriftliche Bezeichnung. Sehr dekoratives Blatt mit Plan oben, darunter Stadtansicht. Breitrandig und unbeschnitten. Contemp. handcol. plan of the city of Middelburg (Zeeland) with a large panoramic view underneath, with 2 large cartouches and 2 armorial shields. A good & attractive copy.

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        Das Nürenbergische Gebiet Mit allen Nürnbergischen Hauptmannschaften, so theils in unterschiedlichen Benachbarter Chur Fürsten Fürsten und Ständen, theils aber in Nürnbergischen Ämptern gelegen, verfertigt Durch Christoph Scheurer. Landkarte. Rechts mit dekorativer Titelkartusche. Am rechten und linken Rand zahlr. Wappen. Unten links Erklärung mit Meilenzeiger.

      Augsburg 1740 - Altkolorierter Kupferstich. Augsburg, um 1740. 48x56. Sehr guter Zustand! Sprache: DE

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        Gli Stati DEL SOMMO PONTEFICE chiamati IL PARTIMONIO DI ST PIETRO Rome.

      Ausberg. c.1740 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 56 x 48 cm. Fine condition. Slight discolouration to the central fold. A splendid map of the area surrounding Rome, with regions clearly delineated. Magnificent baroque cartouche with title surrounded by ornate shell, in a woodland landscape whilst above,there is a regal tent containing a gold crown guarded by cherubs.

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        Stonehenge a temple restor'd to the British Druids [ & ] Abury, a Temple of the British Druids, with Some Others Described - wherein is a more particular account of the first and patriarchal religion; and of the peopling of the British Isles ( 2 volumes in one ).

      Printed for W. Innys and R. Manby 1740 & 1743, London - Hardcover. Folio. 2 Vols. in One. Magnificent contemporary full leather, decorated in gilt on spine & boards, raised spine bands. Marbled endpapers. "Stonehenge": [xii] + 66pp + [iv] index + full page plates interleaved throughout. Engraved frontispiece, 35 engraved plates (9 double-page & fold- out) and 2 text engravings; "Abury": vi + 102pp. + vi [index]. Large fold-out engraved frontispiece, & 39 engraved plates (2 double-page & fold-out). Engraved initials, head & tail-pieces. First editions of these two monumental works on English archaeology, published in 1740 and 1743 respectively, bound together in one volume. William Stukeley (1687 - 1765) is now remembered not only as a pioneer of field archaeology, but one of the first to undertake a methodical investigation of the stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury. Stukeley made numerous significant contributions to the study of the sites: he was the first to observe "the avenue" leading from Stonehenge towards the River Avon and recognise and name the Stonehenge Cursus, whilst his observations concerning the alignment of the stones at summer solstice formed the starting point for subsequent astro-archaeological investigation. His mapping of the site at Avebury (the subject of the frontispiece of the second volume) preserved valuable historical information which otherwise might well have been lost, and he was also the discoverer of the "Kennett Avenue" and the "Beckhampton Avenue." Of course not all of his ideas have stood the test of time: he took a deep interest in Druidry and identified the monuments as a part of the Druidic religion, a viewpoint abandoned by most modern commentators. He also put forth the theory that the original ancient religion of mankind was patriarchal, and that it was from this that Druidry had evolved. Aside from the historical importance of the text, the volumes are well-known for the dozens of full page engravings, many fold out, and offering superb panoramas, as well as details of the sites. Outer hinges starting to split but boards still firmly attached. Minor scuffing to boards, spine appears to have been professionally repaired at some time in the past, but it remains handsome and solid. Some foxing to endpapers, slight discoloration & minor tears to several of the fold-out plates, first leaves a trifle darkened, but pages remain fresh and supple. Still a solid, attractive VG + example of this beautiful production. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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