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        A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials. Wherein are inserted, Several Trials not in any other Collection . . . Likewise, Remarks are made on each Trial, shewing what the Law in Criminal Cases anciently was [etc.]. 2d Edition. Two Volumes

      Dublin: Printed for J. Leathley, G. Ewing, W. Smith, and P. Crampton etc., 1741. Contemporary calf, worn and somewhat stained, one gathering loose and the last index leaf frayed, else a good set, the volumes' division not as in ESTC A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials, undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, reporting trials spanning more than three centuries; possibly a unique set, the first volume extending to p.482, the second to p.918

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        THE DISTINGUISHING MARKS OF A WORK OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD: APPLIED TO THAT UNCOMMON OPERATION THAT HAS LATELY APPEARED ON THE MINDS OF MANY OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS LAND: WITH A PARTICULAR CONSIDERATION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY

      Boston: Printed and Sold By S. Kneeland & T. Green. Fair; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by 40%. . Sale price ends soon!***. 1741. First Edition. Hardcover. Lacks cover and title page. Introduction by W. Cooper, Boston, Nov. 20, 1741. Binding is tight. Pages heavily toned with some foxing and dog ears. Page 62 mis-numbered as "60". .

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        De Morbis Venereis Libri Sex

      Jo. Lazzaroni, Venetiis 1741 - Small quarto. XXXV, 639, [3]pp, [30]pp. of index. Original vellum with title neatly handwritten on spine. Title-page in red and black lettering and with woodcut vignette. Decorative headpieces and initials. Fascinating early edition of one of the most important work on venereal disease. Jean Astruc (1684-1766) was professor of anatomy at Toulouse and Montpellier, principal physician to the king of Poland, and professor at the medical school in Paris. Of the more than two dozen medical books he published, the present one is the most famous. Some edge wear on binding with boards and spine slightly soiled and rumpled. Tail of spine somewhat worn. One inked mathematical computation on front cover. Minor foxing throughout. Text in Latin. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        PENSILVANIA, 1742. AN ALMANACK, OR EPHEMERIS.

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Andrew Bradford, [1741]. - [32]pp. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Contemporary ink inscription ("Jacob Taylor") in upper margin of titlepage; contemporary ink correction on p.[27]. Cellophane tape joining signature at spine, occasional minor foxing. Else bright, clean, and very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. An almanac by Jacob Taylor, who published his important Pennsylvania almanac for the years 1700 to 1746. It is a distinct possibility that the present copy was owned and signed by Taylor, as his inscribed name on the titlepage is accompanied later in the volume by a manuscript correction to a poem ("manumated" becomes "manumitted"). Taylor took the poetry in his almanacs seriously, printing excerpts of PARADISE LOST in 1741, and composing well-received verse of his own. In addition to the calendar, this 1746 almanac contains a substantial amount of poetry; lists of courts, fairs, and Quaker meetings; and a discussion of Hannibal's oath before the gods. This he concludes with a quote from the 1739 almanac of "R. Saunders" (Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard) on the dangers of false wit and pride in the present age, commenting favorably on Saunders, "By wicked Wit the Truth is often drown'd; Here certain Truth adorn'd with Wit is found" (p.[23]). Taylor's almanac was printed by different Philadelphia printers over time. Some were printed by Franklin, but this one was issued by Andrew Bradford, one of Franklin's rivals and the son of William Bradford, the first printer in Philadelphia. DRAKE 9634. EVANS 4818. NAIP w022747.

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        MEMORIALS AND CHARACTERS, TOGETHER WITH THE LIVES OF DIVERS EMINENT AND WORTHY PERSONS. CONSISTING CHIEFLY OF A GREAT VARIETY OF THE MOST CELEBRATED EXAMPLES OF PIETY AND VIRTUE, AMONG THE NOBILITY, GENTRY, AND CLERGY, .

      Printed for John Wilford, at the Three Flower-de-Luces, in the Old Bailey., London. 1741 - . "FROM THE YEAR ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED TO THE PRESENT TIME. COLLECTED AND COMPILED FROM ABOVE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DIFFERENT AUTHORS, SEVERAL SCARCE PIECES AND SOME ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS, COMMUNICATED TO THE EDITOR. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN APPENDIX OF MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS, IN LATIN AND ENGLISH. LIKEWISE CHRONOLOGICAL TABLES, AND AN INDEX TO THE WHOLE.". [iv, (8), 788pp, 42pg Appendix, 2pg Index]. Rebound in beautiful dark brown calf leather with raised spine bands, red leather title label and gilt lettering in spine compartment, decorative gilt outlining on front and back boards, marbled endpapers. Title page has red and black lettering. Text has engraved drop caps for each chapter. Title page has been repaired.Clean for the most part and very reabable.Intermintent toning.Heavy volume, additional shipping and handling will apply. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books]
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        THE BUILDER'S JEWEL. Or the Youth's instructor, and Workman's remembrancer. Explaining short and easy rules, made familiar to the meanest capacity, for drawing and working.....etc

      R. Ware. London. 1741. FIRST EDITION. 16mo, in 4s.(5.7 x 4.7 inches). Engraved frontispiece, dated using the Masonic Calendar-AL(Anno Lucis)5741. 24pp. 99 engraved plates, each numbered. Complete. -- 1 plate with small amount of loss to the bottom corner, not affecting the printed part of the page. The text and plates are lightly browned but generally very good with strong images. The plates with decent (quarter to half inch)margins, one trimmed to lower edge. Twentieth century full tan calf. Spine with raised bands, ruled in gilt. Red title label, gilt. --- A rare title in first edition, even more so complete. This work was reprinted many times but this 1741 edition is hard to find. Only 2000 copies were printed (From the printer Charles Ackers' ledger --- "26th May 1741. Due from Mr Ware.... to printing 2000 titles &c of The Builder's Jewel. £0.8.0"). Copac lists only 5 actual copies of this edition(as well as a few more microfilm reproductions, mostly of the British Library copy), and a check on the ABPC shows no copy at auction in the last 30 years.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Fabulae. In usum, et utilitatem adolescentium, qui Latinae linguae dant operam. Adjectae sunt etiam diversorum fabulae, seu opuscula [.].

      Madrid, Mercedarius, 1741. - 12mo. (2), 491, (19) pp. With 45 woodcuts in the text. Contemp. vellum with ms. title to spine. Wants ties. Madrid-printed Latin pocket edition of Aesop's Fables. The first Spanish edition of Aesop was published in Valencia in 1480. - Some occasional staining (t. p. rather dust-stained). Quire I bound after K my mistake, but complete. Not in Hoffmann. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules to Judge the Changes of the Weather. ; The Practical Farmer; or the Hertfordshire Husbandman Part I and Part II; The Timber-Tree Improved.Part I and II [3 Works Bound Into One]

      W.Bickerton 1741 - Hardback, no dust-wrapper. 3 works bound into one: 1st work - John Claridge, The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules to judge of the Changes of the Weather, Grounded on Forty Years of Experience, Printed for W. Bickerton, London, 1744, viii, 64pp, facsimile titlepage. 2nd work - William Ellis, The Practical Farmer; or, the Hertfordshire Husbandman, Part I - 4th edition 1742, Part II - 2nd edition 1741, Printed for T. Astley, London, pp. iv, 171, 4, 228, (8). 3rd work - William Ellis, The Timber-Tree Improved: or, the Best Practical Methods of Improving Different Lands with Proper Timber, Part I - 3rd edition 1742, Part II - 1st edition 1742, Printed for and sold by T. Osborne, London, pp. vi, 110, viii, 207. 20cm x 13cm. Boards rubbed. Spine worn. Corners slightly bumped. Inner hinges split. Annotations to front pastedown. Occasional pencil marking or annotating to text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books ABA ILAB]
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        Rime di Antonfrancesco Grazzini detto il Lasca

      Nella Stamperia di Francesco, Firenze 1741 - First edition. Two volumes. Octavos. 379; 391pp., frontispiece copper engraving after Bronzino. Contemporary or early half vellum and marbled papercovered boards, with red and brown leather spine labels gilt. Very near fine. A beautiful set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Rime

      Nella Stamperia di Francesco Moucke,, In Firenze, 1741 - Due volumi di cm. 19, pp. lxii (2) 379 (1); xxvii (1) 392. Bel ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume, frontespizi in rosso e nero con Frullone inciso. Solida ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli superiori dorati, esemplare stampato su carta vergata, in barbe e con testimoni. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Stimata edizione citata dalla Crusca. Cfr. Razzolini e Gamba (535) il quale ci informa che ".Buona edizione. I versi, che furono od ommessi o dimezzati per ottenere dalla Censura la permissione della stampa, si trovano in qualche esemplare diligentemente suppliti a mano.". Ed è quest'ultimo il caso della nostra copia, in cui le parti mancanti sono completate in bella e chiara grafia ottocentesca. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Saint Nicaise oder eine Sammlung merkwürdiger maurerischer Briefe, für Freymäurer und die es nicht sind. Aus dem Französischen übersezt. (Frankfurt, Fleischer) 1785. 8°. 4 Bll., 360 S., mit gest. Titelvignette, mod. Freimaurereinband in Ldr. mit Rsch. und gepr. Deckelvignette.

      - Wolfstieg 33448 - Taute 836. - Erste Ausgabe. - Deutsches Original, niemals französisch erschienen.- Starck (1741-1816) wettert darin gegen die "Strikte Observanz" und deren Oberen, vor allem gegen Karl Gotthelf von Hund (1722-76) und Johann Christian von Schubart (1734-1787).- Titel mit dem Stempel der ?Freimaurerloge Brudertreue am Main? in Schweinfurt, sonst schönes Exemplar. # a romantic novel written as a series of eleven short letters with a long masonic biography said to be that of the author inserted between letters 5 and 6. It included offensive personal remarks about von Hund, Schubart and the Strict Observance but did not say a word about the Clerics [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        De la maniere d'enseigner et d'etudier les belles lettres, par raport à l'esprit & au coeur. Nouvelle edition.

      Veuve Estienne., Paris. 1741 - 4 voll., in 16°, p. pelle, cc. nn. 20 + pp. CXIV + 502 + cc. nn. 8 (1° vol.) + pp. 640 + cc. nn. 2 (2° vol.) + 6 + pp. 577 + cc. nn. 6 (3° vol.) + 3 + pp. 709 + cc. nn. 8 (4° vol.). Nervi. Lettere e fregi ai d. in o. Rare fioriture.

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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        Hedendaagsche historie, of tegenwoordige staat van alle volkeren. XIIIde deel, vervolgende de beschryving der Vereenigde Nederlanden, en vervattende byzonderlyk die der Provincie Gelderland.

      Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1741. - 2 delen in 1. (XVI)+302;(IV)+303-526+(26) pp. Compleet met gegrav. frontisp., 5 uitslaande kaarten, 3 uitsl. plattegr. (Nijmegen, Zutphen, Arnhem) & 6 uitsl. gezichten (Nijmegen, Tiel, Bommel, Zutfen, Arnhem (2x)). Register. Gebonden. Perkament uit de tijd. Fraai ex.

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        CUADERNO QUE COMPRENDE VARIOS DOCUMENTOS]: Fol. 1. Ymposicion del Censo de 30 libras de Capital, y nobenta de pensión anual, otorgada en fabol del Mayorazgo que posehe el Sr. Marqués de la Regalía. Fol. 51. Escriptura de Cargamento de 900 libras de pral. que impusieron los mismos en fabor del Cura de San Lorenzo de VALENCIA, sobre la casa una de las hipotecas del Censo de 30 libras. Fol. 91. Redempcion de dicha Carga, y subrrogacion a fabor del Mayorazgo del Sr. Marques de la Regalía. Fol. 109. Escriptura de venta à Carta degracia de un pedazo de Tierra huerta, otorgada por Joseph Sanchez como apoderado de Don Thomas Fernandez de Mesa, y su muger, en fabor de Don Pedro Ciscar. Fol. 113. Escriptura de quitamiento, y retrobenta de dicha Pose

      - Dados en Madrid y Valencia entre los años 1741 y 1759.- En conjunto suman la cantidad de 162 folios manuscritos por ambas caras (que en total suman la cantidad de 324 páginas), van encabezados todos con papel sellado de Felipe V y Fernando VI; in folio (32 cm.); papel de hilo verjurado con marca de agua; Enc. en Pleno pergamino flexible con nota manuscrita en la tapa anterior de los documentos contenidos.- Se ha respetado la ortografía original de los documentos. EN IMPECABLE ESTADO. Libro en español [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        Jüdische Augen-Gläser Das ist: Ein- in Zwey Theil verfastes, und denen Juden zur Erkanntnuß des wahren Glaubens vorgesteltes Buch. Allwo In dem ersten Theil [.] gantz klar bewiesen wird, daß Jesus Christus seye ein wahrer Sohn des lebendigen GOttes [.] In dem anderten Theil aber, wird aus dem Jüdischen Buch (Talmud genannt) bewiesen, daß der jetzige Jüdische Glauben, ein falscher und GOtts-lästerlicher Glauben seye. 3 Teile in 1 Band.

      Brünn Swoboda Znaim Preyß und Königgrätz Tibelli -43 1741 - 6 Bl., 513 (recte 517) S., 2 Bl., 307, 427 S. Mit 6 Kupfertafeln (davon eine doppelblattgroß). Fol. (31 x 22 cm). Restauriertes Leder der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe. - Wortreicher Bekehrungsversuch des mährischen Theologen Roblik (1689-1765), wobei er "nicht, wie es sonst üblich, mit Schimpfreden und dergleichen gegen die Juden auftrat" (Wurzbach). Der zweite Teil enthält allerdings eine Bearbeitung von Eisenmengers bekanntem Antijudaicum "Entdecktes Judentum", aus druck- und kostentechnischen Gründen ohne dessen umfangreiche hebräische Zitate. Die reizvollen Kupfer stark allegorisch "aufgeladen". - Möglicherweise fehlt ein Zwischentitel zwischen den beiden Eisenmenger-Teilen. - Etwas gebräunt, durchgehend mit Wasserrand im unteren Drittel, vereinzelt dort auch leicht sporfleckig, vor allem gegen Ende kleine Wurmspuren im Bund. Die doppelblattgroße Tafel ("Talmuds-Wein") fingerfleckig und mit kleinen Restaurierungen im Rand. Einband berieben und mit kleineren Wurmspuren, Lederbezug rissig, einige Fehlstellen im Rand restauriert. *Wurzbach XXVI, 212. 3200 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Strobel (VDA/ILAB)]
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        L'orthopédie ou l'art de prevenir et de corriger dans les enfans, les difformités du corps.Paris: Chez la veuve Alix; Lambert & Durand, 1741.

      Rare first edition, and a very fine copy, of the "first book on orthopedics" (Garrison-Morton). A work "of supreme importance" (Bick).<br/><br/> ❧Grolier/Medicine 42; Lilly, <i>Notable Medical Books</i> 113; Norman 55; <i>Heirs of Hippocrates</i> 697; Garrison-Morton 4301.<br/><br/> "Nicholas Andry coined the word 'orthopaedics' in French as <i>orthopédie</i>, derived from the Greek words orthos ('correct', 'straight') and paidion ('child'), when he published <i>Orthopedie</i> (translated as <i>Orthopaedia: or the Art of Correcting and Preventing Deformities in Children</i>) in 1741. Though as the name implies it was initially developed with attention to children, the correction of spinal and bony deformities in all stages of life eventually became the cornerstone of orthopedic practice." (Wikipedia). <br/><br/> Andry's "book was the first monograph on the subject, and the emblematic engraving it contains of a tree with a crooked trunk tied to a straight post has been adopted as a symbol of orthopedics.<br/> "Andry grasped the crucial principles that the muscles in balance are the molders of the body in childhood and that weakness in a muscle, resulting in a muscle imbalance, can result in the onset of a deformity during growth. He therefore recommended that the offending muscle be subjected to a course of exercise, by which deformities could be prevented or cured. His methods were simple but ingenious, based on observation and on the principle that deformities that are due to one form of movement or habit can be undone by a movement or habit of the opposite kind. For example, he observed that a corpulent man or a pregnant woman walks with a straight back; therefore, if a youth stoops, he should be made to carry a burden in front of his body. Andry devised balancing and gymnastic exercises and encouraged childhood games. He also used massage, cold applications, and what we now call orthopedic beds. For established deformities, he resorted to the use of mechanical aids. He also believed that deformities in children were caused by ill-fitting or restrictive clothing and by unnatural postures enforced by badly designed children's furniture. He thus paid great attention to the adoption of proper posture, which he regarded as being of the utmost importance. Later in the eighteenth century, Jean Pierre David was to show the value of rest in the body's own repair system, but Andry demonstrated that exercise as well as rest had an appropriate place in the treatment of physical problems." (Grolier/Medicine).. Two vols, 12mo (163 x 97 mm), bound in two fine contemporary French calf with richly gilt spines, pp. [4] i-cxviij [i.e., cxviij] 345 [3], engraved frontispiece by J. Guélard after A. Humblot, 13 engraved plates; [2] i-v [vi] 365 [5] 47 [1], 1 engraved plate. A very fine and fresh copy

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        De censibus tractatus practicus m.r.c. et aliorum tribunalium decisionibus novissimis illustratus auctore Clarissimo Jurisconsulto Joanne Rizzari

      typ. F. Valenza, 1741 -1748, Panormi ( Palermo ) - in 4° - pp.pp. 8 nn, 405 ; 4 nn., 410 ; 3 nn., 358 - Pergamena - Tre Tomi - Testo in latino su due colonne - I piatti del primo volume sono cartonati e non in pergamena. Legatura del secondo e terzo volume lievemente allentata. - L'A. fu cattedratico di Diritto a Catania, quattro volte Giudice della Regia Gran Corte, Avvocato Fiscale del Patrimonio. Questa e' la sua op. piu' importante. Abbastanza raro. - Libro usato

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        Heelkundige onderwyzingen, waar in alles wat ter heling en genezing der uiterlyke gebreken behoort, benevens de maniere van verbinden, gevonden word, zynde te gelyk met een goed getal werktuigen, tot de heelkonst dienende, voorzien . tweede deel

      Amsterdam : By de Janssoons van Waesberge, 1741 - Gebonden in een lederen band destijds (binding goed, leder voorplat is los, dus heeft wat restauratie nodig.) , ill., 4°, 18 cm Enkel het Tweede deel; pag 443-1279,met 21 gegraveerde platen ( plaat VI t/m plaat XXVI, + register 58 pag. + met bijlage; 'beschrijving van eenige ontleed en heelkundige prentverbeeldingen, diende ter vermeerdering der reets medegedeelde en aangehaalde werktuigen alle eigenhandig getekent en bygevoegtb door Hendrik Ulhoorn' met 15 graveerde gravuren (waarvan 14 uitslaande platen) van werk instrumenten. 777 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annales d&#146;Espagne et de Portugal, Contenant tout ce qui s&#146;est passé de plus important dans ces deux Royaumes & dans les autres Parties de l&#146;Europe, de même que dans les Indes Orientales & Occidentales, depuis l&#146;étalissement de ces deux Monarchies jusqu&#146;à présent. Avec La Description de tout ce qu&#146;il y a de plus remarquable en Espagne & en Portugal. Leur Etat Present, leurs Interets, la forme du Gouvernement, l&#146;étendue de leur Commerce, &c. Par Don Juan Alvarez de Colmenar. Le tout enrichi de Cartes Géographiques, & de très belles Figures en Taille-douce.

      A Amsterdam, Chez François L&#146;Honoré & Fils, 1741 - 4 vol. in-4° ; (2)-XII-424 pp.-3 cartes h.-t. repl. [d&#146;Anville]/(2)-288 pp.-92 grav. sur 46 pl. h.-t. [mal ch. 1-45-47-93]/(2)-331 pp.-(1)-64 grav. sur 31 pl. h.-t. [94-157]/(2)-340 pp.-(22)-9 grav. sur 5 pl. h.-t. [158-166], plein veau tacheté, dos à nerfs joliment orné, caissons or, fleurette or, palette or, p. de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et noir, tranches marbrées, rel. uniforme de l&#146;époque, bel exemplaire.Édition originale de la traduction française due à Pierre Massuet. « Ouvrage très recherché » (Chadenat, 280 pour l&#146;édition de format in-12°). First edition. Very nice set. Complet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Six Plates from Tombeaux des Princes, des Grands Capitaines et autres hommes illustres qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne.

      Paris: for MacSwinney, [1741] - Within mounts c.630 × 400 mm. Copper engravings with etching. Light toning overall, but otherwise very good. A rather raffish character, McSwiny made and lost "a moderate younger brother's fortune" as a theatrical impresario in London. With the failure of Handel's Teseo in 1713 he was bankrupted and forced to flee abroad. Settling in Italy he continued to act as an agent for Italian opera in London, recruiting singers and recommending operas, but also moved into the commissioning of works of art from young Italian painters. It was McSwiny's patronage that helped establish the close connection between Canaletto and England. In the 1720s he commissioned a team of Venetian and Bolognese artists, including Canaletto, Cimaroli, Creti and Ricci, to produce a series of capriccio landscapes featuring allegorical tombs celebrating great men of recent English history. The Duke of Richmond was an important patron of the enterprise, acquiring at least ten of the paintings, and in the 1730s a prospectus was issued inviting subscriptions from "the Ladies and Gentlemen of Taste of Great Britain" for a volume of engravings based on the paintings. These were finally produced in Paris in 1741 drawn by Creti's pupil Domenico Maria Fratta and employing some of the finest French engravers of the period, including Tardieu, Beauvais and Cochin. Each finely-engraved plate features a ruined classical tomb rendered in superb architectural detail within an Italianate landscape. These serve as the setting for complex allegorical scenes illustrative of the quotations from ancient authors which serve as captions. The collection was described by Cohen-De Ricci as "très rare." Cohen-De Ricci 670

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        NICOLAI KLIMII ITER SUBTERRANEUM NOVAM TELLURIS THEORIAM AC HISTORIAM QUINTAE MONARCHIAE ADHUC NOBIS INCOGNITAE EXHIBENS E BIBLIOTHECA B. ABELINI

      Hafniae & Lipsiae [Copenhagen and Leipzig]: Sumptibus Jacobi Preussii,. 1741. Small octavo, pp. [1-2: engraved title leaf] [1] 2-380, four inserted plates, one folded,. late nineteenth century imitation vellum, titled in black on spine panel, all edges stained green, marbled endpapers.. Several nicks to vellum spine panel, binding a bit soiled; internally. a fine, very clean copy. A handsome copy in an attractive binding. which mimics that of an early eighteenth-century vellum binding.. (#80686). First edition. Holberg&#39;s Niels Klim is the first important fictional use of astronomer Edmond Halley&#39;s theory (suggested in a paper to account for magnetic phenomena published by Royal Society in 1692) that the Earth (and the other planets) consisted of concentric, nested spheres surrounding a small central sun, with, possibly, openings at the poles. Holberg&#39;s satire was first published in Latin to gain a wide audience, which it did. The book was never banned in Denmark, though it was unpopular among religious powers of the time. "Holberg was one of the leading scholars and playwrights of the eighteenth century, perhaps the chief literary figure in Denmark to date. Niels Klim has been translated into at least thirteen languages and published in more than sixty editions, including at least eight in English. It is in the genre of the imaginary voyage which has been so much a part of utopian writing from its very beginnings. In this case the voyage to the interior of the earth comes about when Niels Klim falls down a shaft and finds himself in a new world. He visits a number of different countries including Potu the ideal state, which expels him for suggesting that women should not hold public office. Other states are modeled on various terrestrial countries; in Martinia (France) he is honored for inventing the periwig. In primitive Quama (Russia) he becomes emperor by leading the inhabitants to victory over neighboring nations, but rebellion against his tyranny forces him to flee. His journey ends when he crawls through another hole and finds himself back in Norway ... Scholars have pointed out numerous resemblances to Gulliver&#39;s Travels, and there are, indeed, many similarities. Perhaps the chief difference is that Swift was concerned with the behavior of individuals and Holberg with that of society." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 92. "Essentially a satire on European culture and institutions in the guise of an imaginary voyage. It was translated into Danish not long after the Latin publication, and in Denmark its acceptance has paralleled that of Swift&#39;s Gulliver&#39;s Travels in the English-speaking world ... Holberg&#39;s work is an obvious imitation of Swift&#39;s Gulliver&#39;s Travels, and a comparison is called for. Holberg&#39;s satire is wider in scope, more penetrating in analysis, and less local than Swift&#39;s; the peculiarly British elements in Swift are not paralleled by Scandinavian elements in Holberg, who also lacks Swift&#39;s misanthropy. In imagination and literary polish, however, Swift is superior to Holberg." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1114. Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree, pp. 78-9. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-21; (1981) 1-100; (1987) 1-50; 6-346; and 6-390; and (1995) 1-50. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 577. Costes and Altairac, Les Terres Creuses 20. Gibson and Patrick, "Utopias and Dystopias, 1500-1750" in Gibson, St. Thomas More: A Preliminary Bibliography (1961) 710. Gove, The Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction, pp. 303-5. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, pp. 44-5. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 575. Nicolson, Voyages to the Moon, pp. 226-30.

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        HISTOIRE ECCLESIASTIQUE ET CIVILE DE LA VILLE ET DIOCESE DE CARCASSONNE, avec les pieces justificatives, et une notice ancienne et moderne de ce diocése.

      Ed. Pierre Gandouin, Pierre Emery, Pierre Piget. París, 1741 - . 25,5 cm. XVI-664 pág. Enc. en plena piel, tejuelo, lomera cuajada y superlibris en cada una de las esquinas de los planos, cortes jaspeados. Puntas algo rozadas y pequeña pérdida en la parte superior del plano anterior. * Primera edición de esta interesante y documentada historia de Carcasona. Se remonta a la historia de la ciudad desde los romanos hasta mediados del siglo XVIII. La historia de la ciudad estuvo muy ligada a la historia de los condes de Barcelona y de la corona catalano-aragonesa. No descuida en esta historia los conflictos entre católicos y hugonotes. Francia. Carcasona. França Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Erste Anfangs-Gründe Der Geographie, in welchen Nach Anleitung achtzehen nach des seligen Herrn Johann Hübners verbesserten Methode illuminirten Homännischen General- und Special-Charten Die vornehmsten Reiche der Welt nach ihrer Lage, Eintheilung und Beschaffenheit . vorgelegt werden : Nebst einem Anhang, darinnen das Systema Solare & Planetarum . erörtert wird . von M. Johann Jacob Schatzen, des Straßburgischen Gymnasii Gymnasiarcha,

      Nürnberg Homännischen Erben, 1741 - Gestochenes allegorisches Frontispiz, Titel in rot und schwarz gedruckt [48], 696, [40] S.(Register) Erste Ausgabe des berühmten Werkes ins sehr frischem Exemplar. Johann Jakob Schatz (1691 - 1761) studierte Theologie, bevor er 1720 Direktor zu Trarbach, 1728 Direktor und Bibliothekar am Gymnasiumzu Eisenach und schließlich 1737 Gymnasiarch in Straßburg wurde.- Vgl. Meusel, Verstorbene XII, 93ff. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8° Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer, Modernis'd by Several Hands Vol III

      Mr Ogle, London 1741 - Front free endpaper almost loose. Titles all underlined in red on title page. Joints of spine both cracked. Wear to extremities and surfaces of covers. 200mm Tall, 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL DU VOYAGE DE SIAM. Nouvelle edition, augmentée d'une Table des Maitres.

      A Trevoux.La Compagnie. 1741. - [IV], [1], 2 - 512pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt. Edges stained red. 12mo. Base of spine splitting; some wear to corners; neat ownership inscription on front free endpaper; else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal du voyage de Siam fait Par M. l'Abbé de Choisy. Nouvelle édition, augmentée d'une Table des Matières.

      A Trevoux, Par La Compagnie, 1741 - In-12° ; (2)-512 pp., plein veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, caisson or, p. de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges, restaurations anciennes, rel. de l'époque, bon exemplaire. Cordier, B. I., t. I, 941. Seconde édition augmentée d'une table des matières. Provenance : étiquette de la Ch. Chadenat, Librairie Américaine et Coloniale. VERY GOOD COPY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      London, for Henry Lintot; for R. Dodsley, and Sold by T. Cooper,, 1741&#150;3. 9 volumes, crown octavo. Contemporary sprinkled calf, double gilt rules, early morocco labels, red sprinkled edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece in vol. I; all but the first title-page printed in red and black; with half-titles where called for. Some early MS. notes on the first front endpapers and occasionally elsewhere. Rubbed, some joints starting, spine ends a little chipped (quite noticeably at the head of vol. II), boards a little bowed, but generally a very pleasing contemporary set, the contents clean and fresh, the bindings still firm. First editions of the last three volumes. The bibliography of editions of Pope&#39;s Works produced during the last few years of his life is complex, as were Pope&#39;s dealings with publishers and the various small amendments made as the volumes went through the press. Dodsley and Cooper were the main publishers who handled this work: their names appear together in vols. 3&#150;5 which are dated 1743; and in vols. 6 and 9, which are dated 1742. Cooper&#39;s name alone appears in the imprint for vols. 7 and 8, both dated 1742, though Griffith suggests that this does not imply that Dodsley had no hand in these volumes. But Henry Lintot retained the copyright to vols. 1 and 2, which have his name as publisher, dated 1743 and 1741 respectively. The early volumes are essentially close reprints of earlier octavo editions, though there is some very minor new matter: vols. 7, 8 and 9 (the Letters) are first printings.

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        Oeconomia Iuris ad usum hodiernum accomodati.

      Lanckisch Erben,, Leipzig, 1741 - Editio quinta. Leipzig, Lanckisch Erben, 1741. 4°. Titelblatt rot - schwarz mit gestoch. Frontispiz ( Portrait von J. H. Berger), 8 unapg. S., 1276 S. mit Anfang- und Schlußvignetten, 200 unpag. S. Index. Schweinsleder - Einband der Zeit (Rücken nachgedunkelt), Rotschnitt. Besitzeintrag aV., wohlerhalten. (s. Foto). Sprache: ger/deu Besitzeintrag aV., wohlerhalten. (s. Foto). Schweinsleder - Einband der Zeit (Rücken nachgedunkelt), Rotschnitt.

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        THE COMIC TUNES &c. TO THE CELEBRATED DANCES PERFORM'D A BOTH THEATERS BY SIGR. AND SIGRA. FAUSAN.BOOK I.

      Printed for I. Walsh, [1741], London - Oblong Octavo. Previous owner's name written on front paste-down. No pencil or ink markings in text. Full brown leather binding. Moderate edgewear with heavier wear at head and tail of spine and at corners. One title page present but lacking illustrated title; otherwise complete. The first of a series of eight volumes of tunes printed over a period of twenty years. Important documentation of the role of Italian dancers in the London theaters during this period. Antonio Rinaldi [Fausan] and his wife were among the first. (Donald Burrows, The Cambridge Companion to Handel). Scarce, in an attractive contemporary binding. Digital pictures of book available upon request. Very Good binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE COMIC TUNES &c. TO THE CELEBRATED DANCES PERFORM&#39;D A BOTH THEATERS BY SIGR. AND SIGRA. FAUSAN...BOOK I

      London: Printed for I. Walsh, [1741]. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Oblong Octavo. Previous owner&#39;s name written on front paste-down. No pencil or ink markings in text. Full brown leather binding. Moderate edgewear with heavier wear at head and tail of spine and at corners. One title page present but lacking illustrated title; otherwise complete. The first of a series of eight volumes of tunes printed over a period of twenty years. Important documentation of the role of Italian dancers in the London theaters during this period. Antonio Rinaldi [Fausan] and his wife were among the first. (Donald Burrows, The Cambridge Companion to Handel). Scarce, in an attractive contemporary binding. Digital pictures of book available upon request. Very Good binding.

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        THE BUILDER'S JEWEL. Or the Youth's instructor, and Workman's remembrancer. Explaining short and easy rules, made familiar to the meanest capacity, for drawing and working.etc.

      R. Ware. London. 1741 - FIRST EDITION. 16mo, in 4s.(5.7 x 4.7 inches). Engraved frontispiece, dated using the Masonic Calendar-AL(Anno Lucis)5741. 24pp. 99 engraved plates, each numbered. Complete. -- 1 plate with small amount of loss to the bottom corner, not affecting the printed part of the page. The text and plates are lightly browned but generally very good with strong images. The plates with decent (quarter to half inch)margins, one trimmed to lower edge. Twentieth century full tan calf. Spine with raised bands, ruled in gilt. Red title label, gilt. --- A rare title in first edition, even more so complete. This work was reprinted many times but this 1741 edition is hard to find. Only 2000 copies were printed (From the printer Charles Ackers' ledger --- "26th May 1741. Due from Mr Ware. to printing 2000 titles &c of The Builder's Jewel. £0.8.0"). Copac lists only 5 actual copies of this edition(as well as a few more microfilm reproductions, mostly of the British Library copy), and a check on the ABPC shows no copy at auction in the last 30 years.

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        THE EIGHT VOLUMES OF LETTERS WRIT BY A TURKISH SPY, WHO LIV'D FIVE AND FORTY YEARS UNDISCOVER'D AT PARIS Complete in 8 Volumes

      Printed for G. Strahan Et Al, London 1741 - Giving an Imperial Account to the Divan at Constantinople of the most remarkable Transactions of Europe and discovering several Intrigues and Secrets of the Christian Courts (especially of that of France) continued from the year 1642 to the year 1682. Complete in eight volumes. Full leather. Spine has raised bands, gilt decorated panels & title. Vol. #1, 312pp with a frontispiece of Mahmud the Turkish Spy; #2, 276pp; #3, 287pp; #4, 288pp; #5, 276pp; #6, 264pp; #7, 248pp; #8, 280pp. Text blocks tight, clean and intact. Although some hinges are split or splitting, all covers are firmly attached. Spine ends have light wear. Prior owner signatures. Rare Section; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 2231 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Life of Marcus Tullus Cicero

      London: Printed for the Author, 1741.. First edition, two volumes, 4to. Title vignettes and engraved head and tail pieces to each section. Contemporary speckled calf, a little scuffed, rebacked retaining the original gilt decorated backstrips, very good.

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        Histoire générale des cérémonies, moeurs, et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde.

      Paris, Rollin fils, 1741. - Folio (305 x 455 mm). 7 vols. All title pages printed in red and black. With engr. frontispiece, 7 engr. title-vignettes, numerous engr. head- and tailpieces and initials, and 243 plates. Contemp. half calf; spine elaborated gilt with double giltstamped red labels. A perfectly preserved tall paper copy of this beautifully illustrated ethnographic work on the world's religions. Despite condemnation by the Catholic church, the publication was a resounding success. "'Ceremonies and customs' prepared the ground for religious toleration amid seemingly unending religious conflict, and demonstrated the impact of the global on Western consciousness [.] as it shaped the development of a modern, secular understanding of religion" (Hunt). - Based on the author's "Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde" (Amsterdam, 1723-1743), the text is corrected (and sometimes entirely revised) from the original edition. The plates are mostly repeated from the Dutch publication, but the vignettes are engraved in Paris (by Duflos and others). Also contains descriptions of irreligious customs, such as the Adamites, Flagellants, etc. - Bindings a little rubbed, a bit browned in places, otherwise an excellent and unusually wide-margined complete copy in uniform bindings with elaborately gilt spines. Brunet I, 1743. Graesse II, 104. Cf. L. Hunt, The Book That Changed Europe: Picart & Bernard's Religious Ceremonies Of The World (Harvard UP, 2010). Lipperheide Oc 24. Hiler 708. Cohen/R. 134. Sander 1548. Lewine 414. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zeugniss von der Gnade und Wahrheit in Christo, abgeleget in predigten, welche über die ordentliche sonn- und fest-tägliche Episteln zu Potsdam in der Heiligen-Geist-Kirche unter gottlichen beystand, gehalten, und auf vieler Verlangen, mit nothigen.

      Verlegung des Wäysenhauses, Halle 1741 - [Title page], [14], [1]-886, [1]-736, [44] (Registers): 1680 pages, complete. The first edition of Heinrich Schubert's sermons; two parts in one large clasped volume. A solid copy in original binding with sturdy hinges and stable clasp in working order. Pages age-toned but minimal staining. Early signatures of Andreas Jung (1777) and Sophie E. Deithoff. Jung landed in Halifax Nova Scotia on The Ann, 13 September, 1750 and settled in Lunenburg. This volume is directly related to the first Lutheran Church in Canada, The Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lunenburg. "Andreas was an ardent Lutheran. In 1760 he wrote to relatives in Germany, regarding the need of an Evangelist Lutheran Minister; he also noted that peace was made with the Indians. In 1770 he was elected one of the Elders of Zion Lutheran Church. During the construction of the church he contributed voluntary labour, a few materials and money. He was also employed in the construction of the Church, as one of the highest rated artificers and was paid 3 shillings a day. He signed the Membership Roll in 1775 and appears in Church Account Book 1770 - 1785. In addition to being an Elder, he was Church Treasurer from its formation in 1770 until the time of his death in 1808. During the construction of the Parsonage in 1773, lime etc. for mortar and plaster was bought from Casper JUNG." [Chris Young, Seawhy] Indeed we are indebted to Andreas Jung's diligence for chronicling the early years of Lutheranism in the Lunenburg area (see D. Luther Ross: Acadie and the Acadians]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DE LA FE^TE DES FOUX, qui se faisoit autrefois dans plusieurs eglises.

      Imp. Marc-Michel Bousquet & compagnie. Lausana-Ginebra, 1741 - . 27 cm. VI-68 pág. Marca tipográfica en la portada con el lema "Stultorum numerus est infinitus". Portada impresa a dos tintas. Ilustr. con 12 lám. calcográficas. Enc. en plena piel de época, nervios, lomera cuajada, cajo sesgado en las puntas. Papel algo oscurecido. * Primera edición. Se describe la "Fete des Foux"y la compañía de la "Mere-folle" , desde sus orígenes, y la manera cómo se celebraba en los siglos XVII y XVIII. Era una festividad de origen pagano; se celebraba dentro de las iglesias y era una parodia de la jerarquia eclesiástica. En 1435 se prohibió su celebración dentro de los templos y en 1445 el rey Charles VII lo prohibió totalmente. En las láminas se puede observar un carruaje decorado para la ocasión, el estandarte, el pendón y el hábito de la compañía, etc. Fiesta de los locos. Antropologia, etnologia, folklore Libros modernos a partir de 1830 francés [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Office de la Semaine Sante, à l'usage de la Maison du Roy

      de l'Imprimerie de Jacques Collombat, Paris 1741 - Frontis grabado al cobre, XVI p. inc. port., 632 p., 2 h. sin num. 6 grandes grabados a toda plana y 4 cabeceras, todas calcográficas. Tafilete rojo de época, escudo real de armas de Luis XV de Francia -con la triple flor de lys- y greca dorada en ambos planos, lomo con nervios y hierros también dorados, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados.Buen ejemplar, pqueños deterioros en lomo, cabeza y pie. Bella impresión, todo el texto enmarcado en doble filete, a dos columnas, cabeceras, viñetas y capitulares en madera. Los grabados al cobre de gran calidad, según dibujos de Homblot. Procedencia: en la guarda supeior anotación manuscrita del siglo XIX: Laura Leroy de Soyanes

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        Istoria delle investiture delle dignità ecclesiastiche. contra Luigi Maimburgo Con dugento, e quattro lettere parimente non più stampate del medesimo Autore in materie Erudite.

      a spese di G.A. Tumerani stampatore veronese,, Mantova, 1741 - Cm. 41, pp. (14) + 758 + 380 (2) num. per colonne. Bellissima antiporta figurata, frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale, ritratto a piena pagina del Principe Vescovo di Trento Domenico Antonio cui l'opera è dedicata, due grandi testate e capolettera istoriati. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame (Fr. Zucchi). Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Bell'esemplare, particolarmente marginoso, a carte candide ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Alcune figure xilografiche sono presenti nel testo delle lettere (prevalentemente di medaglie). Edizione originale. postuma di un'opera scritta nel 1764-65 "in occasione dei romori tra la Santa Sede e la Francia per le Regalie de' Vescovadi". Franceso Bianchini ebbe il manoscritto quando morì il Card. Noris e lo diede a Clemente XI. Quest'ultimo lo passò a Giusto Fontanini che è il curatore ed il copiatore di quest'edizione. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres [.] avec des remarques historiques et critiques de Mr. Le Duchat. Nouvelle édition.

      Amsterdam, Bernard, 1741. - 4to. 3 vols. (8), XXXVI, 526 pp. (4), XXXIV, 383 (but: 381) pp. (14), 218 (but: 216), 150, (34) pp. With 2 engr. titles, 1 engr. portrait, 1 engr. frontispiece, 3 engr. title vignettes, 13 engr. headpieces, 12 engr. tailpieces, 1 folding engr. map, and 16 (3 folding) engr. plates. Contemp. calf with double giltstamped label to spine, attractively gilt spine, and triple gilt cover fillets. Leading edges gilt; all egdes gilt. Second edition of the first critical Rabelais edition by Jacques Le Duchat; the first to contain these illustrations. The charming vignettes in Pompeian style are mostly by B. Picart; the second portrait of the poet in vol. II is framed by rich allegorical decorations. The three folding plates in vol. I show views of Rabelais' birth house. - Beautiful bindings with professionally restored spine-ends. Slight tear to pp. XIII-XVI in vol. I; altogether a very clean, virtually unbrowned copy. Engraved bookplate by the French antiquary, collector, and occasional poet Jules Couderc, whose collection was sold by Drouot in Paris in 1914, on front pastedown. Sander 1631. Cohen/Ricci 840. Tchemerzine IX, 319 b. Lewine 439. Fürstenberg coll. 157. Fürstenberg 71. Oberlé 353 ("C'est la plus importante édition illustrée de Rabelais au XVIIIe siècle"). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L&#39;Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. In Three Parts. Set to Musick by Mr. Handel

      [Dublin]: [George Faulkner]. 1741. First Dublin edition (Wordbook). Quarto. 22pp. Unbound. Lacking the half-title. With four manuscript corrections in neat ink in a contemporary hand. Moderate soiling to the title page, about very good. A scarce wordbook of the lyrics from an oratorio by George Friederic Handel, consisting of the recitative, air, and chorus. Based on "L&#39;Allegro" and "il Penseroso" by John Milton, with the concluding part "il Moderato" by Charles Jennens. The work was premiered on 27 February 1740 at the Royal Theatre of Lincoln&#39;s Inn Fields. ESTC (T124047) locates three copies. .

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        Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca compendiato secondo la Quarta, ed ultima Impressione di Firenze corretta, ed accresciuta, cominciata l'anno 1729 e terminata nel 1738.

      presso Lorenzo Baseggio,, In Venezia, 1741 - Cinque volumi di cm. 24, pp. (8) lxxxiv, 640; 621; 506; 556; 246 (2) 440. Fregio al primo frontespizio, testate e capolettera ornati. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Alcune tracce d'uso e mancanze ai tasselli, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The builder&#146;s jewel: or, the youth&#146;s instructor, and workman&#146;s remembrances. Explaining short and easy rules, made familiar to the meanest capacity, for drawing and working. I. The Five Orders of Columns entire; or any Part of an Order, without Regard to the Module or Diameter. And to enrich them With their Rusticks, Flutings, Cablings, Dentules, Modilions, &c. Also to proportion Their Doors, Windows, Intercolumnations, Portico&#146;s, and Arcades. Together With Fourteen Varieties of Raking, Circular, Scroll&#146;d, Compound, and Contracted Pediments; and the true Formation and Accadering of their Raking and returned Cornices; and Mouldings for Capping their Dentules and Modilions. II. Block and Cantaliver Cornices, Rustick Quoins, Cornices proportio

      printed for R. Ware, at the Bible and Sun in Amen-Corner, near Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCXLI. [1741], London - First appearance of this pattern book, a cornerstone text of the eighteenth century architect-builder. 16mo: 24pp, with engraved frontispiece and 99 numbered plates (no. 72 provided in perfect facsimile on laid paper). Beautifully bound in period-style full speckled calf by Fitterer, boards framed with double gilt fillets, spine in five compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt, end papers renewed. Fine, square, tight binding, text clean and bright with rich impressions of the plates. Provenance: in script to the front fly leaf, "Isaac Walfords Book / Stowey [?] 10th May 1815." Archer 377.1. Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature 7825.1. ESTC Citation No. T66029. Rare (only 2000 copies printed) both in institutional holdings and in commerce: ESTC lists only six copies, three in England and three in North America, and ABPC shows no copy at auction in the past 30 years. Langley's books were enormously influential in the American colonies, and Washington drew upon plate 75 of The Builder's Jewel for the rusticated wood siding at Mount Vernon. Langley was thought to be an important Freemason; the frontispiece contains many examples of Masonic symbolism found in the first three degrees of Freemasonry. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Family Magazine: In Two Parts. Part I. Containing Useful Directions in all the Branches of Cookery. Part II. Containing A Compendious Body of Physick; 1741.

      London, J. Osborn, 1741 - London, J. Osborn, 1741. 8vo. neatly recased original full calf binding, original backstsrip relaid with new red morocco title label, xiv, title, 123, (iii), title, 324pp. some worming to bottom margin of the first part of the volume not affecting text, worming to the second part at right hand margin affecting text to a very small degree in places else a very clean tight copy embellished with six little woodcuts. B.550. M.49. O.71. S.658. The cookery section contains lengthy instructions on the purchase of all sorts of provisions and how to store them followed by several hundred receipts in cookery, pastry, pickling, confectionary (sic), distilling, brewing, cosmeticks, &c. together with the art of making English wines contains much that could be used today with little alteration. The second part being a compendious body of physick succinctly treating all the diseases and accidents incident of men, women and children is better read and not practised. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MADRID POR ADENTRO Y EL FORASTERO INSTRUIDO (1741)

      1741 - Con licencia en Madrid; En la Imprtenta de Joachin Sanchez, en la Calle del Carmen, sa. (c.1741 fecha tomada de licencia) 8º menor (14,5 cm.) 8 h., 102 p. Encuadernación plena piel posterior (S. XIX) con nervios, dorados y tejuelo en el lomo. Buen estado, legeros puntos de oxido. Palau; 146534 Obra dificil de encontrar por censuras

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        [Book of Hours]: Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis, S. Pii V. Pontificis Maximi Jussu editum, et Urbani VIII

      Venetiis: Ex Typographia Balleoniana. 1741. 12mo. xxiii, [1], 453, [3]pp., engraved title vignette and [7] full-page copperplate engravings. Contemporary full mottled calf, silk moire pastedowns, all edges gilt; with metal edging frames and clasps, and two metal royal Arms, each with the same etched design, affixed to the front and rear boards. Moderate fading and cracking to the spine and joints, the edging frame on the front board is loose near the spine, else very good. A scarce Italian Book of Hours with an unusual royal Coat of Arms bearing an etched "Chief of Anjou" above two dogs, and a mountain with three peaks ("monti di tre cime") sprouting a tree underneath three stars. OCLC locates no copies of this edition. .

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