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        La nouvelle invention pour les airs à Courbettes, de ferme à ferme, sur les voltes à Gauche, et en arriere et de côté à Gauche; le Capitaine étant à cheval [Pl. 26]

      London: J. Brindley, 1743. Copper engraving after Abraham van Diepenbeeck. Very good condition apart from some very minor foxing and two small brown spots in the top left part of the image and the lower right-hand corner of the sheet. 15 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches. 18 1/4 x 23 1/8 inches. A fine plate from 'A General System of Horsemanship in All Its Branches', Cavendish's extraordinary didactic work on equestrian dressage. An affluent politician, soldier, and devoted Royalist, William Cavendish fought for Charles I during the English Civil War. He established a riding school in Antwerp with several Barbary horses obtained in Paris, and in 1657, published his revolutionary and influential work on equestrian training techniques, 'La Methode et Invention nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux'. An English edition was published in 1743 as 'A General System Of Horsemanship In All Its Branches', with beautiful illustrations of Cavendish skillfully training and riding his horses at his Antwerp ménage and his various English estates like Bolsover Castle and Welbeck Abbey. Cf. Brunet I.1700; cf. Mellon Books on the Horse and Horsemanship p. 49; cf. Mennessier de la Lance II, p. 250; cf. Nissen ZBI 849.

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      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1743. The main work and The Supplement both with their own title pages, the first is dated 1743 and the supplement dated 1740, both are the second edition; pp. [4], x, 200; [2-index to plates] and six folding engraved plates; Supplement: [203] - 274, [4-table] and one plate. Total of seven plates. Contemporary full speckled calf binding with five raised bands to the spine, with gilt tooled motifs between, red title label; binding very good, expertly rejointed, joints slightly rubbed. Contents clean and tight, good margins, title page with short old repaired tear, all plates clean. A very good copy. (Note this is the first edition to include the plates of Tull's implements). The Second Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Folio.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Kurtzeingerichtetes Betrugs-Lexicon, Worinnen die meisten Betrügereyen in allen Ständen, Nebst denen darwider mehrentheils dienenden Mitteln entdecket werden. Neue und verbesserte Edition. - Mit Fortsetzung unter dem Titel: Fortgesetztes Betrugs-Lexicon

      Leipzig, Krug 1743. 18 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (16), 461, (5); (4), 111, (3) Seiten Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Hayn / Gotendorf III, 312 (Ausg.1761) - Zischka S. 262 - Satirisch-humoristisches Werk, das dem Verfasser wegen der Kapitel "Mönche" und "Nonnen" Feindschaft vor allem bei den Katholiken einbrachte und in Böhmen konfisziert wurde (ADB XIII, 73). Bereits in der Vorrede werden Betrug und Täuschung durch die gesamte Geschichte hindurch nachgewiesen. Enthält interessante Entdeckungen über Betrügereien der Advokaten, Alchymisten, Apotheker, Bierbrauer, Bräutigame, Bücherschreiber, Buchhändler, Fleischer, Förster, Hofminister, Kaufleute, Mönche, Quacksalber, Schulleute, Soldaten, Spieler, Studenten, Werber, Zauberer usw. Einband fleckig, Schabspuren, stellenweise papierbedingte Bräunung; Titel zeitgenöss. Besitzeintrag "Leonard Schmalenberger" und im Rand Ausschnitt ca. 3 x 1 cm ergänzt -

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        Castelli, e Ponti …

      Rome: Niccolò and Marco Pagliarini,, 1743. Con alcune ingegnose pratiche, e con la descrizione del trasporto dell' obelisco Vaticano, e di altri del cavaliere Domenico Fontana. Large folio (480 x 362 mm). Contemporary vellum, red morocco spine label. Engraved portrait, 54 engraved plates (4 double-page). Title-page, preface and explanatory text for plates in Italian and Latin. Binding a little soiled and worn, with neat repairs to corners, some spotting and dampstaining, a good copy. First edition of this fundamental work for the history of the restoration and maintenance of St Peter's Fabbrica and for an understanding of early building practice. The master mason and engineer Nicola Zabaglia (1664–1750) invented many ingenious mechanical devices to aid restoration. Here he illustrates his techniques, with the help of Giovanni Bottari and Lelio Cosatto. The mechanical devices, scaffolds and working tools here described would remain in use in the Roman building yard until the beginning of the twentieth century. The plates also illustrate the renowned achievement of Domenico Fontana in re-erecting the Vatican obelisk in 1589.

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        Welbeck. La Maison de WELBECK appartenant à Monseigneur le Marquis de NEWCASTLE, le quell est dans la Province de NOTTINGHAM. Paragon un Barbe [Pl. 6]

      London: J. Brindley, 1743. Copper engraving after Abraham van Diepenbeeck. In excellent condition with the exception of two expertly mended tears on top margin. 15 ½ x 20 ¾ inches. 17 1/16 x 21 5/8 inches. A fine plate from 'A General System of Horsemanship in All Its Branches', Cavendish's extraordinary didactic work on equestrian dressage. An affluent politician, soldier, and devoted Royalist, William Cavendish fought for Charles I during the English Civil War. He established a riding school in Antwerp with several Barbary horses obtained in Paris, and in 1657, published his revolutionary and influential work on equestrian training techniques, 'La Methode et Invention nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux'. An English edition was published in 1743 as 'A General System Of Horsemanship In All Its Branches', with beautiful illustrations of Cavendish skillfully training and riding his horses at his Antwerp ménage and his various English estates like Bolsover Castle and Welbeck Abbey. Cf. Brunet I.1700; cf. Mellon Books on the Horse and Horsemanship p. 49; cf. Mennessier de la Lance II, p. 250; cf. Nissen ZBI 849.

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        The Life of John, Duke of Marlborough, Prince of the Roman Empire; Illustrated with Maps, Plans of Battles, Sieges, and Medals, and a Great Number of Original Letters and Papers Never Before Published. 2 Volume set

      London J Wilcox, against the New Church in the Strand 1743. Cover and spine rubbed. Upper outer hinges cracked. Contents firm, bright and VG Second Edition. With Considerable Additional Improvements Leather cover with gilt decoration 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xxx, ii, 504pp; vi, 480pp; lviii. Frontispiece portrait engravings and fold out maps and plans.

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        Mogul Tales, or, The Dreams of Men Awake: being stories told to divert the Sultana's of Guzarat, for the supposed death of the Sultan. Written in French by the celebrated Mr Guelletee, author of the Chinese Tales, &c. Now first translated into English. In two volumes; adorned with proper cuts, neatly engraven on copper plates. With a prefatory discourse on the usefulness of romances

      London: printed by J. Applebee. For J. Brindley; J. Wilcox; J. Hodges; C. Hitch; J. Jolliffe; T. Harris; F. Noble; and T. Wright, 1743. "Second edition" [i.e., first English edition]. 2 vols in one vols., 12mo. Frontis and 2 plates in part one. [ii], [xxiii], [i], 288; [ii], [viii], 238, [2, ads] pp. Bound in later tan speckled calf, gilt spine, yellow edges, re-hinged, small label R.H. Johnston Eleggant Books 64 Nassau St., hole in contents leaves of vol.2. ESTC T131489 . First English edition of this popular collection of Oriental tales. First published in Paris in 1732

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        S¯e-Evolutioner eller En Orlogs-FlodesÖ

      Copenhagen,: Ernst Henrich Berling, 1743.. Folio, with woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, engraved allegorical frontispiece and 68 full-page plates, mostly showing various formations, manoeuvring, and engagements of naval fleets; title-page with oval library stamp of "S¯e Officerernes Bibliothek Stempel"; a fine, fresh copy in an attractive contemporary calf binding, joints skilfully repaired, decorative gilt borders to sides with the cipher of King Christian VII of Denmark at the centre. A wonderful royal copy of this splendid naval work, bound for Christian VII (1749-1808) who ruled as King of Denmark and Norway from 1766.This is the first edition of this important Danish work on naval manoeuvres, based on the French classic L'Art des ArmÈes Navales by PËre Paul l'Hoste, first published in Lyons in 1697. 'Hoste's book was an immediate success and soon became very well known. It was republished in 1727. Over the course of the eighteenth century several books based on L'Art des ArmÈes Navales were to appear. In 1743 C.F.L. Fontenay, an officer in the Danish Navy, published S¯e-Evolutioner eller En Orlogs-Flodes... Although this book relied heavily on L'Art des ArmÈes Navales it is not simply a translation of that work. De Fontenay revised much of the text, omitted many of the mathematical elements of Hoste's original, added much derived from his own experience as a naval officer and had the plates re-engraved...' (Hugh Cahill: see note below).Paul l'Hoste (1652-1700) was a Jesuit who served the French navy as a chaplain. He developed a system of tactics based on the single line ahead and the independent action of squadrons, using new ideas such as "doubling" and "breaking the line". His book was 'a standard work on naval tactics, which includes valuable accounts (with many engraved illustrations) of the battles of the Second Dutch War...' (National Maritime Museum Library Catalogue). Instructions are given for the fleet to sail out in an orderly formation, deploy for battle in line or column, retreat, cope with foul weather, and so on. The fine and detailed engravings illustrate how the ships of a fleet should shift from one formation to another.An excellent article on Hoste's book by Hugh Cahill appears in the King's College London "Book of the Month Archive" at Library Catalogue, 736 (citing the first edition).

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        A Single Plate, Musculorum Tabula IX from Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani

      [Leiden: Joannem & Hermannum Verbeek, 1743]. From the first edition of one of the greatest of all Anatomical Atlases. Tabula IX, which features Albinus and Wandelaar's famous "Muscle Man", a skinned figure whose musculature is visible and defined, as viewed in walking profile with the left arm raised and the right foot forward, his head is turned slightly away from the viewer. Elephant folio, 620 by 475 mm, single folio sheet, now mounted with the use of none-evasive corner tabs and protected by mylar. Very well preserved, fully intact with only the most minor evidence of age. ONE OF THE MAGNIFICENT PLATES FROM "AMONG THE MOST ARTISTICALLY PERFECT OF ANATOMICAL ATLASES..." Wandelaar placed his skeletons and musclemen against lush ornamental backgrounds to give them the illusion of vitality, using contrasts of mass and light to produce a three-dimensional effect. The most famous plate in the atlas depicts a skeletal figure standing in front of an enormous grazing rhinoceros, sketched by Wandelaar from the first living specimen in Europe, which had arrived at Amsterdam zoo in 1741" (Norman). The plates in this large folio work, and in the four supplementary works in large folio with which it is bound, are unsurpassed for their cool, elegant aesthetic and scientific accuracy. They were drawn and engraved by Jan Wandelaer, a pupil of the engravers Jacob Fokema and Guillem van der Gouwen, and the painter Gerard de Lairesse, who prepared the drawings for Bidloo's atlas. Prior to working for Albinus Wandelaer worked for Friedrik Ruysch. Albinus, however, provided Wandelaar with the opportunity for the full expression of his talents as a draftsman and engraver. In an attempt to increase the scientific accuracy of anatomical illustration, Albinus and Wandelaar devised a new technique of placing nets with square webbing at specified intervals between the artist and the anatomical specimen and copying the images using the grid patterns. Wandelaer placed each figure in a carefully chosen landscape setting, and the artistic results are so pleasantly successful that the anatomical figures, although composed of many separate parts, appear to be actually stepping out of the picture.

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        Wägwisare, Til och Ifrån Alla Städer och Namnkunnige Orter

      Uti Swea och Göta Riken, samt Storfurstendömet Finland; jämte twänne uit koppar stuckne Wäg-Chartor, Efter skedde Wägmätningar uprättad af Georg Biurman. Stockholm: Lorentz Ludewig Grefing, 1743. Första upplagan. (16),120 s. + två utvikbara kartor med senare handkolorering. Senare halvskinnband. Inlagan något fläckad i kanten vid främre snitt. Något nött vid ryggens huvud och fot. 18 x 11 cm

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        A Voyage into the Levant: Perform'd by Command of the Late French King. Containing The Antient and Modern State of the Islands of the Archipelago; as also of Constantinople, the Coasts of the Black Sea, Armenia, Georgia, the Frontiers of Persia, and Asia Minor....

      London: Printed for D. Browne, A. Bell, J. Darby, A Bettesworth, J. Pemberton, C. Rivington, J. Hooke, R. Cruttenden and T. Cox . First Edition in English 2 vols, 4to,xlii, 402 + (iv), 398, (18) pp, folding map by J. Senex and 152 plates and maps, some foxing to plates as usual, cont. panelled calf, corners a little worn, expertly re-backed, morocco labels. A translation by John Ozell (d.1743) of Relation d'un Voyage du Levant first published in Paris the previous year. Tournefort, one of the greatest botanists of his generation and "Royal Botanist" to Louis XIV, was sent at the suggestion of M. le comte de Pontchartrain on a 2 year journey to gather information, not only on botany but other forms of natural history, as well as on the geography, commerce and social habits of the nations through which he passed. The journey was undertaken in the years 1700 to 1702 and he was accompanied by the German botanist, Andreas Gundesheimer and the artist, Claude Aubriet. Tournefort did not live to see the work published; he was the victim of a traffic accident in Paris. ESTC T133108Hunt 445 Cox I. p.221

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        Merckwürdiges Andencken aller von Zeiten des von Chur-Bayern usurpirten Böheims, Und Der unter dem frantzösischen Joch gestandenen Prager-Städten vorgefallenen Begebenheiten, Mit Historisch - auch Politischen Betrachtungen gezieret, Dann Der Böheimischen Nation zu förchterlicher Erinnerung / Allen Außwärtigen aber zur getreuen Warnung

      Lpz., o. Vlg. 1743.. 2 Tle in 1 Bd. gr.-8°. 78 nn. Bll. HLn. Mit floraler Goldpräg. a. d. Vorderdeckel. Vmtl. fehlt 1 Kupfertaf. Holzmann--Boh. VII, 479; Weller 621 - Beigeb.: Ders. Merckwürdiges-Andencken/Aller bey Zeiten der Allerglorreichesten Anwesenheit Ihro zu Hungarn und Böheim Königl. Majestät Mariae Theresiae, In Allerhöchst Dero Erb Königreich Böheim / und der Königlichen Dreyen Prager-Städten, Dann auch etwelcher Zu Zeiten der Chur-Bayerischen Usurpation vorgefallen, und hier eingemischten Begebenheiten/ Mit Sittlich-Historisch- auch Politischen Betrachtungen durchaus gezieret ... o. O., Vlg. 1744. 3 Bll., 160 S. Im hinteren Tl. feuchtigkeitsfleckig. - Über den ersten Schlesischen Krieg (1740-42) Maria Theresias.- Selten mit dem zweiten Teil.

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        Numismata imperatorum Romanorum praestantiora a Julio Caesare ad Postumum usque. I. Tomus primus. Editio prima Romana

      Romae, Caroli Barbiellini & Venantii Monaldini, 1743.. Quarto (300 x 240mm). Pp. xl, 347. Title page printed in red and black. Engraved illustration to title, beautiful allegorical head- and tail-pieces by J. B. Sintes, and illustrated initials. With engraved illustrations of coins throughout. Printed on thick laid paper, waterstained, mostly in upper outer corner and last leaves (index). Hardcover, bound in handsome full modern vellum, new endpapers, lettering to spine. A wide-margined copy, untrimmed. In a very good condition. - - Volume I of 3. Lipsius p. 409. Brunet V, p. 1027: ?Ouvrage très-estimé, ainsi que presque tous ceux du même auteur?. Cf. Cicognara 3032-3034. A useful catalogue of Roman coins dealing with aes, antoniniani & follis from Postumus to Constantinus I.

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        De Crventis Germanorvm Gentilivm Victimis Hvmanis Liber Vnvs - De Cruentis Germanorum Gentilium Victimis Humanis Liber Unus

      Lipsiae - Leipzig: Langenheim, 1743. 8vo, 124 pages plus 15 page index, bound in contemporary Continental paper boards, a very good example of this rare book. In this work, Schütze deals with human sacrifices of the Germanic and Nordic races, a long forgotten practice of the people in the Arctic Circle trying to appease the gods in order to bring about favorable results in war and harvest. This seems to be the first work on this subject and was quoted as the authorative book of the 18th century. Rare in a First Edition.. First Edition.

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        A Natural History of Uncommon Birds - Gleanings of Natural History

      London: For the Author at the college of Physicians, 1743 - 1764. 2 works in 7 volumes. Folio (11 x 8 5/8 inches). The general title-page and leaf of introduction to the work bound at the beginning of volume 3. Hand-coloured etched frontispiece (bound in volume 2) and 362 hand-coloured etched plates, engraved portrait of Edwards in volume 5, portrait of a Samojeed in volume 2 (some foxing and minor offsetting, particularly in volume 7, plate 105 trimmed). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt (rebacked to style). Provenance: with the contemporary ownership inscription of John Scott on the recto of the first blank in each volume. First edition, first issue. of volumes one, 2, 5 and 6 are first issues (there was only one issue of volumes 3, 4 and 7). "THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL BIRD BOOKS" (Fine Bird Books) One of the most important of all eighteenth-century natural history works, "at its date of issue, the "Natural History" and "Gleanings" was one of the most important of all bird books, both as a fine bird book and as a work of ornithology. It is still high on each list" (Fine Bird Books). As a young man Edwards soon found himself in the company of the most influential natural historians, collectors and artists of the 18th-century. Among Edwards' first patrons was Sir Hans Sloane, he was taught to etch by the celebrated Mark Catesby (in 1754 he would publish the second edition of Catesby's "Natural History..."), he worked with the Bartrams of Philadelphia and Linnaeus in Sweden. The first volume of "A Natural History of Uncommon Birds" was published to great acclaim in 1743, and gained him nomination for fellowship of the Royal Society although he withdrew his candidacy. Second and third volumes followed in 1747 and 1750 which won him the coveted Copley medal of the Royal Society. The last volume appeared in 1751 at which time he stated that age and infirmity precluded further work. However in 1758 he published the first volume of his "Gleanings of Natural History", the second in 1760, after which he sold his entire portfolio to the Marquess of Bute, "...resigned as bedell to the College of Physicians, and retired to a house in Plaistow. From there he still visited the college and the Royal Society and, stimulated by his drawings of South American birds captured from the French by Earl Ferrers, published a last volume of "Gleanings..." in 1764. Bibliographically Edwards' "a Natural History..." is complicated. A large number of possible variants exist, but what is certain is that it was hugely successful and went through a number of transformations whilst under Edwards' control, including the issuing of a French edition of the text. Shortly after he retired in 1769 he sold "to Mr. James Robson, Bookseller all remaining copies of my "Natural History" coloured under my immediate inspection, together with all my copper-plates, letter-press, and every article in my possession relative to it. and that my labours may be handed down to posterity with integrity, truth and exactness, I have delivered into his hands a complete set of plates, highly coloured by myself, as a standard to those Artists who may be employed in colouring them for the future" (George Edwards, declaration quoted in Robson's Some Memoirs. of George Edwards, dated May 1st, 1769). Robson continued to issue sets, again with various changes, and a final edition appeared in 1802-1806, published by W. Gardiner and Messrs. Robinson. Nissen IVB 286, 288; Fine Bird Books, p.73; Anker 124, 126; Lisney, p.128 seq. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Travels in Europe, Africa, and Asia, Made Between the Years 1770 and 1779

      Charles Peter Thunberg (1743-1828) joined the Dutch East India Company as a physician in the hopes of collecting indigenous plants in Japan and at the Cape of Good Hope. This set, comprising four volumes (1795-96), is finely bound in recent brown half leather with over marbled paper covered boards, raised spine bands, gilt spine panel rules, and gilt ruled transitions.  Stated "The Third Edition" on the title page.  The bindings are in perfect, as-new condition.  The contents are clean and bright, lightly toned at page edges and with only trivial occasional spotting detected.  All illustrated plates are present.  The stamp of "The Allan Library" is present at at least one place within the text of each volume, but no other previous ownership marks are detected.  Bound in at the end of Volume I are the Directions to the Binder, allowing verification of the placement and presence of the plates. "[Thunberg's] narrative affords considerable information respecting the natural history of the country, together with notes on the Hottentots, Kaffirs, and slaves, and general remarks on the state of the Cape at this period."  Mendelssohn Vol II Page 499

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        A Voyage to the South-Seas, in the Years 1740-1. Containing a faithful narrative of the loss of His Majesty's Ship the Wager on a desolate island in the latitude 47 South, longitude 81:40 West

      London: printed for Jacob Robinson, 1743. 8vo. (7 11/16 x 4 3/4 inches). 8- page publisher's advertisement at end (2 neatly repaired tears in text). Contemporary speckled sheep, expertly rebacked to style. First edition of "one of the principal accounts of the 'Wager'" (Hill), here with the rare publisher's advertisements. First edition, published by Robinson with the authors' names given on the title page: both Hill and Sabin mention another edition published in the same year by Twig with a title that does not mention the authors' names. This latter edition is not mentioned by ESTC , and none of the bibliographies mention the publisher's advertisements. The Wager was a transport and supply ship, part of George Anson's fleet of eight ships sent to harass the Spanish in the Pacific. She rounded Cape Horn successfully but ran aground on 14 May 1741 in the Guayaneco Archipelago on the southern coast of Chile. The present work (by the ship's gunner Bulkeley and the carpenter Cummins) records the "proceedings and conduct of the officers and crew, and the hardships they endured in the said island for the space of five months; their bold attempt at liberty [under the command of Bulkeley and the senior ranking officer, John Baynes], in coasting the southern part of the vast region of Patagonia; setting out upwards of eighty souls in their boats; the loss of the cutter; their passage through the Straits of Magellan; an account of their manner of living during the voyage on seals, wild horses, dogs, &c. and the incredible hardships they frequently underwent for want of food of any kind; a description of the several plates where they touch'd in the Straits of Magellan, with an account of the inhabitants, &c. and their safe arrival in Brazil, after sailing one thousand leagues in a long-boat; their reception from the Portuguese; an account of the disturbances at Rio Grand [sic.]; their arrival at Rio Janeiro [on 12 April 1742]; their passage and usage on board a Portuguese ship to Lisbon [which arrived on 28 November 1742]; and ... [the eight remaining survivors] return to England" (title page). David Cheap, the captain of the Wager, and John Byron, then a midshipman, belonged to a second return party which became the subject of separate accounts by Byron and others. An interesting side- effect was the change in Royal Naval procedures prompted by the events surrounding the wreck of The Wager : at the time, men who were serving aboard ships that were wrecked ceased to be paid from the date of the wreck. This allowed members of The Wager's crew to make the case that since they were no longer being paid by the navy, they were also no longer bound by naval discipline and therefore able to ignore the orders of senior officers. This prompted the Royal Navy to make it clear that the members of a ship's crew were under naval discipline even after a shipwreck and therefore liable to court-martial if they rebelled against their officers. Hill (2004) 210; Howgego B-186; Sabin 9108.

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        A Voyage to the South-Seas, in the Years 1740-1. Containing, a Faithful Narrative of the Loss of His Majesty's Ship the Wager on a Desolate Island in the Latitude 47 South, Longitude 81:40 West.. With the Proceedings and Conduct of the Officers and Crew and Hardships They Endured in the Said Island for the Space of Five Months; Their Bold Attempt for Liberty, in Coasting the Southern Part of the Vast Region of Patagonia; ... Their Passage and Usage on Board a Portugese Ship to Lisbon; And Their Return to England. The Whole Compiled by Persons Concerned in the Facts Related, Viz. John Bulkeley and John Cummins, Late Gunner and Carpenter of the Wager

      London: Printed for Jacob Robinson, Publisher 1743, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xx,220pp. Very good. Small Octavo (approximately 19.7cm tall). Quarter tan calf and brown cloth baords, with marbled endpapers; Bookplate on front pastedown; page 188 part of text very light. Scarce. NMM-1 #115. "This book is one of the main accounts of the wreck of the Wager off the Southern coast of Chile after passing through the Strait of Magellan. The ship was part of Anson's fleet which was on it's way to harass the Spanish. The gunner, John Bulkeley, and the carpenter, John Cummins, conducted the mutinous part of the crew until they arrived safely in Rio de Janeiro." (Hill p.38-9).

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        Officium in Festo Nativitatis Domini et Festorum infra Octavam occurrentium usque ad primas Vesperas Epiphania Domini

      Amberes: Antverpiae, ex Architypographia Plantiniana, 1743. 8vo.; 555 pp. Con un hermoso grabado en cobre en la portada. Impresión a dos tintas. Encuadernación de la época, en piel, lomera ornada, con nervios, ruedas doradas en los planos y cortes dorados.

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      London: H. Overton , 1743 . First Edition. Hardcover. Three plates apparently supplied from another edition (142, 174 ,and 182) though very well done and not noticeable, occasional age staining, mainly to first and last leaves. Joints with some cracking but covers very tight. A Near Fine example of this lovely book. George Bickham. Large Folio (10" x 16") bound in contemporary mottled calf with gilt rules on the covers and gilt decorations on the spine with a gilt-lettered morocco spine label. Complete with engraved frontispiece, two engraved title pages, and 212 fine plates of artistic and ornamental calligraphy, many of which contain vignettes. Bookplates of John L. Brownlowe, Baron Charleville, and Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland and of Belton House (Earl Brownlow) on the front pastedown. Also tipped in are some bookseller descriptions of other copies as well as information from the bookseller Francis Edwards who offered this copy in 1974. George Bickham the Elder (1684-1758) was the finest calligraphic engraver of his day. He was also an excellent penman, as 18 of these plates show, but he employed 25 leading writing masters to compose the bulk of this, his best known work, a collection of writing exemplars which helped to popularize the English Round Hand script in the 18th century.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      London, 1743 Engraved title page, to the reader, 3 pp. of introduction and 103 ff and a folding chart only, engraved maps and vignettes, G. Bickham, 1743 bound with A Short Description of the American Colonies, engraved title and 14 ff., vignettes, G. Bickham, 1747 [colophon dated 1749], NEW CALF BINDING // 188 numbered pages, all pages entirely engraved and printed on the recto only, with most pages illustrated. List of pages included: Pages 1-5, 14-43, 49-53, 59-63, 74-93, 119-161, folding plate, 164-173, 184-188. CONTENTS: Title Page (1743) - The Engraver to the Reader (1743) - Introduction - A Map of Ireland; A Description of Ireland - A Map of the North Part of Great Britain, called Scotland; A Description of Scotland - A Map of the South Part of Great Britain, called England and Wales; A Description of England; Egbert, King of the West Saxons, First Monarch of all England [Follow by] A Description of the Several Counties in South Britain; Containing England and Wales (1744) - Introduction; Cornwall; Somersetshire; Wiltshire; Hampshire; Bershire; Surrey; Oxfordshire; Buckinghamshire; Bedfordshire; Hertfordshire; Middlesex; Essex; Derbyshire; Warwickshire; Worcestershire; Staffordshire, Antiquities and Curiosities found in Staffordshire; Shropshire; Cheshire; Herefordshire; Monmouthshire; South Wales; North Wales; Yorkshire; Durham; Lancashire; Westmoreland; Cumberland; Northumberland; A Table of several Particular relating to the Counties of South Britain [Follow by] A Short Description of the American Colonies; belonging to the Crown of Great Britain (1747) - The American Colonies: Acadia; New England; New York; New Jersey - The American Islands: New Foundland; Bermudas; Bahama; Jamaica; Leeward Islands; Barbados - The Electoral States - The African and Indian Settlements. // VERY SCARCE!!!!! Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        A Prospect of the Chee-Torr &c. on the River Wie, Two Miles below Buxton

      [No place]: 13 July 1743. Etching by Thomas Smith with engraving by Gérard Scotin on laid paper, coloured by hand. (Corners rounded, two expertly repaired tears to upper blank margin). 13 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches. 16 5/8 x 22 1/2 inches. A rare example from a series that was the first to display the picturesque nature of English landscapes. "Landscape prints encouraged admiration of natural scenery and native landscape painters sought British scenes to rival those found [abroad]... In stimulating an appetite for British beauty Thomas Smith of Derby... was a pivotal figure. A subscription for "eight of the most extraordinary Natural Prospects in the Mountainous Part of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, commonly called the peak" was proposed in June 1743... these landscapes... represent the first English appearance of the precipices and cascades that Burke would later call sublime.'(T. Clayton The English Print, 1997, p.157). This print, drawn and etched by Smith, depicts a cascade in the River Wye surrounded by the limestone walls of Chee Tor in Derbyshire.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Der Neue Charter: oder Schrifftliche Versicherung der Freyheiten, welche William Penn den Einwohnern von Pensylvanien und dessen Territorien Gegeben

      Germantown, PA: Christoph Saur, 1743. 55 [i.e., 56] pp. (Errors in paging: number 7 repeated; pp. 12-16 later issue). Hardcover, bound in later half brown morocco over marbled boards by Stikeman. The binding has been rebacked, preserving the Stikeman spine. Early owner's name on the title and marginalia on a few leaves. Contains, in addition to the new charter of privileges granted by Penn Oct. 28, 1701: the Royal grant of the province to Penn by Charles II; the first frame of government, 1682; laws agreed upon in England; certain conditions and concessions agreed upon July 11, 1681; the Act of Settlement, 1682; extracts from the charter of Philadelphia; an abstract of the poor laws; and extracts from various laws. "Given to the subscribers of Saur's paper [Der Hoch-Deutsch Pennsylvanische Geschicht-Schreiber] as a premium in parts of eight pages each. Begun in 1743 but not finished printing till about July 1744." [Evans 5271]. Provenance: From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.. Quarto - 6" x 7.75".

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        A View of the Levant: particularly of Constantinople, Syria, Egypt, and Greece

      London.: Printed for T. Woodward; C. Davis and J. Shuckburgh, 1743 [xviii] - (8p, list of subscribers) - 524 pages (but 516) - (4p, Index), 33 engraved plates on 20 sheets, 7 folding (some light browning and spotting). 22,5cm x 35,5cm. Modern half-calf cover in very good condition. Some creasing to first and last leaves. Title page with repaired marginal tears. Bookplate to back of title page. Otherwise inside pages and all plates are in very good condition, unmarked and tight. VERY SCARCE! Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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