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        La Nouvelle invention pour les Airs releves, demj-air Groupades, balotades, et caprioles de ferme à ferme, sur les voltes à Droite [Pl. 27]

      London: J. Brindley, 1743. Copper engraving after Abraham van Diepenbeeck with later professional hand-colouring. Very good condition apart some very minor foxing. 15 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches. 17 1/4 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 www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/iss/library/speccoll/bomarch/bomarch.html.NMM 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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        THE UNIVERSAL PENMAN; OR, THE ART OF WRITING MADE USEFUL TO THE GENTLEMAN AND SCHOLAR AS WELL AS THE MAN OF BUSINESS

      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.

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        THE BRITISH MONARCHY: OR, A NEW CHOROGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE DOMINIONS SUBJECT TO THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN

      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.

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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.

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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.

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        ETYMOLOGICUM ANGLICANUM

      1743. JUNIUS, Franciscus. ETYMOLOGICUM ANGLICANUM ex Autographo descripsit & accessionibus permultis auctum edidit EDWARDUS LYE. Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre, 1743. Folio. Unpaginated. First edition. Engraved headpiece, and frontispiece author portrait from Van Dyke, engraved by George Vertue. Franciscus Junius (1591-1677) brought up at Leiden, was a pioneer of the study of language. He lived in England from 1620 to 1642 as tutor and librarian to the family of the Earl of Arundel. After his return to Holland he wrote a history of Classical art, which he translated from the Latin into English and Dutch, and books on early Germanic and Dutch languages. He returned to England two years before his death, and left a collection of manuscripts, including his own works, to Oxford. Edward Lye, a young clergyman, edited the ms. for the etymological dictionary in the Bodleian Library, and had it published. It was extremely important as the first systematic etymological dictionary in English, and was Samuel Johnson's primary source in writing his Dictionary. Occasional light marginal spotting, but on the whole internally clean, in old calf, quite worn. Both boards and first four leaves detached.

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        [Dives and Lazarus (The Rich Man and Lazarus)]

      [Venice: J. Baptist Pasquali, No date but 1743]. Woodcut by Jackson, on two sheets, printed from four blocks in buff, warm gray, brown and dark brown, left sheet dedicated to Sir Robert Hoblyn. Overall image size: 22 x 30 inches. Individual sheet size: 28 1/4 x 20 inches. [Kainen 32]. Fine condition. A fine untouched example of Jackson's work: a pair of the extraordinary chiaroscuro woodcuts from his very rare masterpiece: 'Titiani Vecelii Pauli Caliarii Jacobi Robusti et Jacobi de Ponte Opera selectiora a Joanne Baptista Jackson, Anglo ligno coelata et coloribus adumbrata' - one of the great glories of 18th-century print-making. Jackson began the Titiani Vecelii... in 1739 with three subscribers, and despite difficulties in obtaining other subscribers due to the outbreak of war in Europe, he managed to complete the twenty-four prints depicting 17 paintings by 1743, and the work was published as a bound volume in 1745. During the four and a half years Jackson was involved in this project, he included the techniques of embossing in his prints, he had cut and proofed ninety-four blocks, and had brought chiaroscuro forward as a strong alternative to standard engraving as a means of reproducing paintings. In his book of 1754, An Essay on the Invention of Engraving and Printing in Chiaro Oscuro, Jackson comments on his medium; "... there is a masterly and free Drawing [in chiaroscuro], a boldness of Engraving and Relief, which pleases a true Taste more than all the little Exactness found in the Engravings in Copper plates...". These particular prints are unusual and particularly desirable in that they are completely uncut, showing the stab holes of the original sewing in the right margin, and the registration holes in the upper and lower margins. These registration holes were made by Jackson during the printing process. In addition there is an attractive 'waviness' to the paper that is the natural result of Jackson's extreme printing method. The untouched nature of the prints also allows for an appreciation of the three-dimensional texture that Jackson brings to the image by the use of multiple blocks - some apparently used just to add physical depth to the image rather than another colour. Cf. Bigmore & Wyman A Bibliography of Printing (1880-1886) I, pp.205 and 365; cf. Burch Colour Printing and Colour Printers pp.72-77; cf. Chatto & Jackson A Treatise on Wood-Engraving (1861) pp.453-457; cf. Frankau Eighteenth- Century Colour-Prints (1907) pp.42-46; cf. Hardie English Coloured Books (1906) pp.19-27; Kainen John Baptist Jackson: 18th-Century Master of the Color Woodcut (1962) 32; cf. Le Blanc Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes (1854- 1888) II, p.416; cf. Linton The Masters of Wood Engraving (1889) p.214; cf. NaglerAllgemeines Kunstler-Lexicon (1835-1852) VI, pp383-384

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        Le vrai systéme de Physique generale de Isaac Newton exposé et analysé en parallele avec celui de Descartes; à la portée du commun des Physiciens. 1ª edición

      Claude-François Simon, Paris 1743 - Folio, 520 p., viñetas, 3 láminas plegadas. Pequeña y leve señal de humedad en el margen superior de las cinco primeras páginas y en el margen inferior de las dos últimas láminas. Mancha en el margen inferior de la pág. 412, el resto en buen estado. Pasta española de época, tejuelo, nervios, ruedas doradas en planos y cantos. Cortes jaspeados. Buena edición, impresa con buenos márgenes, de este interesante título de Louis Bertrand Castel, jesuita famoso por sus experiencias en el campo de la óptica y el color, que traza aquí un paralelismo entre las teorías de Newton y las de Descartes y censura que si bien el matemático inglés no cita más que tres veces a Descartes, siempre para criticarlo ferozmente, lo ha seguido tácitamente en todo, aunque contradiciéndolo. Castel se opone a las teorías científicas de Newton, que considera demasiado materialista, y desaprueba su comportamiento hacia Descartes, que hubiese necesitado un mayor grado de crítica abierta y correctamente razonada. Física. Geometría. Cosmografía. Cosmología. Matemáticas. Physics. Geometry. Cosmography. Cosmology. Mathematics.

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        Numismata imperatorum Romanorum praestantiora a Julio Caesare ad Postumum usque. 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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        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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        Stockholm, L.

      Salvius, 1743. 8:o. 78,+ (1) s. Enstaka småfläckar, näst sista bladet med lagad reva, med liten vinjettförlust. Nära skuren. Sammanbunden med: (RICHARDSON, Jacob.) Andra samtalet emellan herr Sanskiljert och herr Lärderik, angående dal-allmogens upror. Stockholm, Peter Jöran Nyström, 1744. 8:o. 192 s. Nött hfrbd från mitten av 1800-talet, guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett, skada på övre kapitäl. Ur J. O. Wedbergs bibliotek, med hans exlibris. Warmholtz 6208. Jacob Richardson (1687-1759) var ämbetsman och topograf och flitig författare. 1734 utnämndes han till assessor i Antikvitetsarkivet, för vilken tjänst han saknade kvalifikationer. Hans mest kända verk är "Hallandia antiqua et hodierna...", som utkom i två delar 1752-53. För detta hade han utverkat ganska betydande medel, men resultatet blev en besvikelse, och Warmholtz kommenterade, "Lycka var, at Döden ryckte pennan ur handen på Författaren, eljest hade Kronan blifvit belastad med ännu mera Maculatur"

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        Il Cristianesimo Felice nelle Missioni de' Padri della Compagnia di Gesu nel Paraguai.

      Venezia, Pasquali, 1743In-4. Legatura coeva in pergamena rigida, tassello sul dorso. Con una grande carta geografica dell'America Meridionale inc. in rame e ripiegata. (8) 196 pp.; poche e lievi arrossature ma buon esemplare del primo volume (un secondo volume venne pubblicato nel 1749). Prima edizione di una stimata relazione delle missioni dei gesuiti in Paraguay (la vita quotidiana, le conversioni degli indios, le feste, gli animali ecc.), apprezzata anche per l'imparzialità con cui il Muratori, che non era un gesuita, affronta l'argomento. Borba de Moraes II, 603. Sabin 51418. First edition of an esteemed history of the Jesuits? misssions in Paraguay. Some rare light foxing, but generally a fresh copy of the first volume (a second one was published in 1749), bound in contemp. vellum.

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        MARCI MANILII Astronomicon; Ex optimis quas adhuc habemus Editionibus repraesentatum. Accessere Christophori Cellarii. Rudimenta Astronomica ad interpretandos Poetas aliosque veteres Scriptores accomodata: David Gregorius de Stellarum Ortu, & Occasu Poetico; et Julius Pontedera de Manilii Astronomia, & Anno Caelesti [marca tipogr.], Patavii. MDCCXLIII. Superiorum permissu. // [Coloph.] Patavii. MDCCXLIII. Excudebat Josephus Cominus [Giovanni Antonio e Gaetano Volpi].

      Comino Giuseppe 1743 8° [cm. 18,5 x 12,5]; pp. XXVIII + 200 + 4 n.n.. Leg. in mezza pergamena rigida con cartellino in pelle colorata impresso in oro e piatti in carta marmorizzata, scolorita e macchiata dall'umidità; manca la parte inferiore del dorso; interno dei piatti in carta marmorizzata. Capilettera decorati e finalini. Leggermente macchiato dall'umidità il margine superiore delle prime pagine. Graesse IV 365: "Cette éd., basée sur celle de 1679, est trés correcte". Brunet, IV 1369: "Édition estimée, comme presque toutes celles qu'ont données les Volpi". Riccardi II 94.

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        Dispensatorium panormitanum

      Francisci Valenza, Palermo 1743 27x19cm Di questa opera esistono complessivamente tre edizioni, la presente è l'ultima ed è stata sognificativamente ampliata rispetto alle precedenti. Si tratta di un raro trattato di erboristeria medica compilato da un farmacista palermitano alla fine del '600. Il volume è perfetto, mancano purtroppo alcune pagine saltate nella rilegatura originale vendibili insieme al libro in dischetto sotto forma di dato elettronico possibilmente stampabile. Cop originale in pergamena.

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        THE ROYAL GAUGER Gauging Made Easy. As it is actually practised by the officers of his Majesty's Revenue of Excise.

      Second edition. Charles Leadbetter. 1743.. pp474. 8vo. Title page, 16 pages of dedication and contents, Folded coloured frontispiece and 5 other fold-out plates, plus 2 folded charts. Evidence of use, the front hinge is held by cords only, the spine calf is cracked down the middle but sound, lacks the end blank, else good in its original calf, blind tooled boards Part one: Containing the practical methods of finding the area's and contents of such superficies and solids, as are the foundation of Gauging. Part two: Shewing the necessary steps to be taken for obtaining employment in the excise, with authentic forms of such certificates, petitions, oaths, &c. as are requisite for that purpose. The words 'slide rule' are used and indeed the frontispiece has illustrations of slide rules 9but is not saying they are) , which must make this volume one of the ealiest to carry illustrations of calculating machines. CCQL12/04 US$0

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        The Lady's Preceptor. Or, a Letter to a Young Lady of Distinction Upon Politeness. Taken from the French of the Abbe D'Ancourt, and Adapted to the Religion, Customs, and Manners of the English Nation. By a Gentleman of Cambridge. The Second Edition, with Alterations and Additions

      London: Printed for J. Watts, 1743 Second edition, published the same year as the first. There is no record of a French original. We do not know what additions were made in the second edition. Several other eighteenth-century editions followed. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt, edges stained red. Octavo. Title-page in black and red. Front joint cracked, but cords sound. Corners, joints rubbed. Contemporary ownership signature of a Henry Streatfeild, old engraved bookplate with the coat-of-arms of the Streatfeild family, twentieth-century owner's bookplate with coat-of-arms. A very good copy. A series of essays of a few paragraphs in length on various topics of etiquette: "Of Politeness in general;" "Of Behaviour at Church;" "Of Conversation;" "Of Contradiction;" "Of Prejudice;" "Of being too Inquisitive;" "Of Whispering and Laughing in Company;" "Of Friendship with Men;" "Of Love;" "Of Matrimony;" "Of Politicks;" etc.

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        Seasonable Thoughts on the State of Religion in New England

      Boston: Rogers and Fowle, 1743. Moisture staining and rippling throughout textblock, age staining to endpapers, lightly abraided upper outside corner of endpapers, a few creased corners, speckled edges of textblock, small tears to p. 63-66, closed tear on ffep, chipped lower corner of p. 415-424, tear to p. 423/424, else textblock clean and tight. Rebacked spine in brown Morocco leather retaining original spine label and original leather boards. Moderate shelf wear to binding with edge and corner wear. 424pp. Sabin 12327.. Rebacked, Original Leather Bds. Good+. 12mo over 6¾" 7¾" tall. Hard Cover.

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        Opera. Cum nova Versione Tiber. Hemsterhusii, & Io. Matthiae Gesneri Graecis Scholiis, ac Notis omnium proximae editionis Commentatorum, additis Io. Brodaei, Io. Iensii, Lud. Kusteri, Lamb. Bosii....ac praecipue Mosis Somani & I.M. Gesneri...Curavit & illustravit Tiberius Hemsterhusius...notas suas adjecit Ioannis Fredericus Reitzius. 4 Vols. (Vol. 4: Index Verborum ac Phrasium Luciani, sive Lexicon Lucianeum...a Car. Conr. Reitzio).

      Amsterdam, Jacob Westenius, 1743 (and) Utrecht, Hermann Besseling, 1746. 4to. Bound in 4 uniform contemp. full calf, gilt backs, gilt border on covers and covers richly blindtooled (Cambridgebinding-style, but Danish bindings). Marbled edges. Joints repaired on 2 vols. Joints on 2 vols. with tears, but cords not broken. Some wear to backs. Engraved allegorical frontispiece, 4 engraved titlevignettes. (8),LXXII,882;(1),953;(1);860;(8),XVI,500,(3) pp. Scattered brownspots, especially in vol. 4. Greek and Latin text.. "This is not only the most beautiful, but the most accurate and complete edition of Lucian that has ever been published: the editors were Hemsterhusius, J.M. Gesner, and Reitzius. The greater part of the first voulme was particularly the production of Hemsterhusius, and it contains a rich fund of the most curious and profound criticism relating to Lucian; the second and third volumes were chiefly by J. Reitzius; the fourth volume, published at Utrecht in 1746, and containg the "Lexicon Lucianeum", was compiled by Conrad Reitzius, the brother: Gesner had the care of the Latin version, which is a very excellent one, and accompanied with useful notes..."(Dibdin II:194). - Brunet III:1207 "Édition la plus estimée de cet auteur." - Graesse IV:278

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        (Hamburg 1717 - 1780 Dresden). 13 Radierungen aus Landschaften und Köpfe, 1743-44. Je im Plattenrand monogrammiert, nummeriert, datiert und teilweise bezeichnet. Je ca. 9,5 x 13 cm.

      Vgl. Thieme-Becker XV.- Enthält Nummern 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 15-16, 18-20, sowie ein Blatt bezeichnet 'erster Versuch 1743' und ein weiteres unleserlich unten links bezeichnet mit 2 (?).- 10 Blätter breitrandig, davon wenige leicht stockfleckig im breiten weißen Außenrand.

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        Dictionnaire universel Francois et Latin, Contenant la Signification et la Definition tout des Mots de l'une & de l'autre Langue, avec leurs différens usages...avec des remarques D'Érudition et de critique...Nouvelle Édition corrigée et considerablement augmentée. 6 vols. + Supplémentvol. (7 vols.).

      Paris, Delaune, Gameau et al., 1743-52. Folio. Bound in 7 uniform cont. full calf. Richly gilt backs in 7 compartments, raised bands. Title-and tomelabels in leather on backs. Spine ends worn, some cracking to a few hinges along lower and upper compartment. Corners bumped. Some wear to covers. Inner gilt borders. 7 titles in red a. black. Titlevignettes. In all ab. 7500 pp.. Importent standardwork edited by Jesuitenakademie by Trevoux, collaborating with Cl. Buffier, G.H. Bougeant, B.Castel, J.A. Ducereau and R.J. Tournemine. - Brunet II:697-98

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        Biblischer Medicus, Oder Betrachtung des Menschen, nach der Physiologie, Pathologie und Gesundheitslehre... [RARE]

      Johann Jacob Dendeler Zullichau: Johann Jacob Dendeler, 1743. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Octavo. [14], 761, [35]pp. Original 3/4 vellum over marbled paper covered boards with contemporary handwritten title on spine. Engraved frontispiece. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Rare and fascinating work on medical subjects and diseases occuring in the Holy Scriptures. Some age-wear on binding with rubbing along edges and covers. Spine slightly soiled/darkened. Ex-libris of previous owner at rear of front board. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall good, interior in near fine condition.

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        Elemens de la guerre, des sieges, ou traite' de l'artillerie, de l'attaque et de la defense des places a l'usage des jeunes militaires... a paris, chez ch-antoine jombert, 1743.

      Tre volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (4) xvi, 242; (4) viii, 320; (4) vi, 218 + (4) con approvazione ed errata. Frontespizi in rosso e nero con vignette centrali, alcune eleganti testate e 49 tavole ripiegate fuori testo tra cui 32 di illustrazioni incise in rame e 17 di tabelle. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli rossi e sguardie marmorizzate. esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale dei quest'opera che raccoglie tra tsti monograficamente autonomi e che negli anni successivi appariranno singolarmente. Si tratta di : 1. Traite de l'artillerie, ou Des Armes et machines en usage à la guerre, depuis l'invention de la poudre. 2. Traite de l'attaque des places. 3. Traite de la deffense des places ; avec un mémoire contenant plusieurs observations générales sur la visite des places ; et un petit dictionnaire des termes les plus en usage and les plus nécessaires pour l'intelligence de la guerre des sièges.

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        Trattato dè Tributi, delle Monete e del Governo Politico della Sanità

      Trattato dè Tributi, delle Monete e del Governo Politico della Sanità. Opera di Stato, e di Commercio, di Polizia, e di Finanza: molto, alla Felicità dè Popoli, alla Robustezza degli Stati, ed alla Gloria e Possanza maggiore de?Principi, conferente e necessaria. In Napoli, presso Pietro Palombo, 1743. In 8vo; cc.7n.nn., pp.XVIII, 572, 4n.nn. Pergamena coeva, tassello con titolo in oro al dorso. Tracce d?umido alle prime carte. Edizione originale dell?opera dell?economista napoletano che per le sue idee subì anche il confino a Pantelleria. Analisi del sistema tributario e innovative proposte a vantaggio delle classi più povere. F.Venturi, Settecento Riformatore, pp. 91-92: ?Il Trattato rispondeva alle domande che sempre più insistentemente si levavano sull?orizzonte del nuovo regno. In questo suo appassionato giudizio egli trovava il punto di partenza d?una energica volontà di riforma?; Cossa, pag. 250: ?Primo trattato metodico dei tributi superiore di molto ai cameralisti suoi contemporanei?; Einaudi, 709; Kress, 247.

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        A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals

      London: printed by C. Rickaby "for the author" [i.e. William Gardiner and Messrs. Robinson], "1743-1751" [watermarked text 1801-1805, plates 1794- 1804]. 4 parts bound in 2 volumes. Titles and text printed on wove or laid paper, two general titles (one in French and one in English) at the front of vol.I with engraved vignettes by Johann Sebastian Müller. 1 hand- coloured etched emblematic frontispiece, 211 etched plates (printed on wove or laid paper, 210 finely hand-coloured, 1 uncoloured etched plate of the Samoyed) all by and after Edwards, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. [With:] EDWARDS, George (1694-1773). Gleanings of Natural History, Exhibiting Figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants, &c. London: printed by C. Rickaby for "the author" [i.e. William Gardiner and Messrs. Robinson], "1758-1760" [plates watermarked 1803-1805]. 3 parts bound in 2 volumes. Titles and text printed on wove or laid paper, one general title at the front of vol.I with engraved vignettes by Johann Sebastian Müller, letterpress English and French general title and part- titles, text in English and French in double columns, translated by J. du Plessis and Edmond Barker. 1 uncoloured engraved portrait of the author by Miller after "Dandridg," 152 etched plates (printed on wove or laid paper) all finely hand-coloured, by and after Edwards and others.Together 4 volumes. Quarto (11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches). Uniform contemporary red straight- grained morocco, covers with border of a triple gilt fillet, spines in six compartments with double raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt fillets and roll tools, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges. Provenance: George Savile Foljambe (1800-1869, Osberton Hall, Nottinghamshire, England, armorial bookplate).A spectacular set of "one of the most important of all bird books, both as a fine bird book and a work of ornithology" (Fine Bird Books). This issue, bound circa 1815, benefits greatly from being published at a time when two book-arts were at a high point: the art of hand-colouring was at its most sophisticated and the design and execution of bindings was equally exceptional. The colouring in this issue has the clear jewel-like quality that is a feature of the work of the best colourists of the Regency period. The same period also produced some of best binders since the 17th- century Restoration masters and the present set is a delightfully- understated example of the kind of craftsmanship of which they were capable. Edwards "has been well described as an unscientific but very accurate describer and painter of animal life, and his writings will always remain of paramount authority, from the faithfulness of his description of many new birds, subsequently incorporated in the Linnaean System. He had, says Swainson, the simplicity and piety of Izaac Walton, and may be looked upon as one of our greatest worthies. He retired about 1764 to Plaistow, died July 23, 1773" (Mullens and Swann p.194). "Through the influence of Sir Hans Sloane, [Edwards] was chosen Librarian to the Royal College of Physicians ... Almost immediately after he was appointed ... Edwards commenced the preparation of a series of coloured drawings of animals and birds, used later to illustrate [the present work]; for these he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Society and subsequently elected a Fellow" (Lisney p.127). The work was quite successful and went through a number of transformations whilst under Edwards' control, including the issuing of a French text edition. Shortly after he retired in 1769 he sold "to Mr. James Robson, Bookseller ... all the 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 Ist, 1769). [Bound at the end of the second work are:] [J. ROBSON] Some Memoirs of the Life and Works of George Edwards. London: for J.Robson, 1776. Lacking the 4 engraved plates. Zimmer p.529. [And with:] Carolus LINNAEUS. A Catalogue of the Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Insects... contained in Edwards's Natural History ... with their Latin names. London: for J. Robson, 1776. Cf. Anker 124-126; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.93; cf. Lisney 188, 192-193, 197-198, 200-201, 203, 205, 208, and 211; cf. Mullens and Swann pp. 195-196; cf. Nissen IVB 286-289; cf. Zimmer pp.192-194 and 196-199.

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        Antonii Van Dale dissertationes IX. Antiquitatibus quin marmoribus, cum Romanis, tum potissimum Graecis, illustrandis insierventes. Cum figuris aeneis

      Amstelaedami, apud Salomonem Schouten, 1743. In 8vo; pp. 44n.nn., 804 e 16n.nn. di index. Frontespizio a caratteri neri e rossi, vignetta con il motto ?de lumine lumen?. Nove tavole incise in rame a piena pagina con particolari di monumenti, iscrizioni, medaglie e monete. Pergamena coeva, tassello al dorso con titolo in oro.

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        Schediasma Historico Geographicum de Varegis, Heroibus Scandianis et Primis Russiae Dynastis, qvo licuit studio exhibitum ab Erico Julio Bioerner.

      Stockholmiae, Impresum Typis Laurentii Salvii MDCCXLIII (1743). 4.o. Engraved frontispiece. (4),179,(5, three last blank). Uncut in contemporary worn boards. Library and canceletion stamp on title. Some watersoiling to upper edge on front pastedown and very light upper edge on frontispiece. Two red lines (20 mm), like "m" with offsetting to vero of frontispiece. 21,5 x 17 cm.. Warmholtz 1412. About the first russian rulers

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        ETYMOLOGICUM ANGLICANUM

      1743. JUNIUS, Franciscus. ETYMOLOGICUM ANGLICANUM ex Autographo descripsit & accessionibus permultis auctum edidit EDWARDUS LYE. Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre, 1743. Folio. Unpaginated. First edition. Engraved headpiece, and frontispiece author portrait from Van Dyke, engraved by George Vertue. Franciscus Junius (1591-1677) brought up at Leiden, was a pioneer of the study of language. He lived in England from 1620 to 1642 as tutor and librarian to the family of the Earl of Arundel. After his return to Holland he wrote a history of Classical art, which he translated from the Latin into English and Dutch, and books on early Germanic and Dutch languages. He returned to England two years before his death, and left a collection of manuscripts, including his own works, to Oxford. Edward Lye, a young clergyman, edited the ms. for the etymological dictionary in the Bodleian Library, and had it published. It was extremely important as the first systematic etymological dictionary in English, and was Samuel Johnson's primary source in writing his Dictionary. Occasional light marginal spotting, but on the whole internally clean, in old calf, quite worn. Both boards and first four leaves detached.

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        A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals

      London: printed by C. Rickaby "for the author" [i.e. William Gardiner and Messrs. Robinson], "1743-1751" [watermarked text 1801-1805, plates 1794- 1804]. 4 parts bound in 2 volumes. Titles and text printed on wove or laid paper, two general titles (one in French and one in English) at the front of vol.I with engraved vignettes by Johann Sebastian Müller. 1 hand- coloured etched emblematic frontispiece, 211 etched plates (printed on wove or laid paper, 210 finely hand-coloured, 1 uncoloured etched plate of the Samoyed) all by and after Edwards, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. [With:] EDWARDS, George (1694-1773). Gleanings of Natural History, Exhibiting Figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants, &c. London: printed by C. Rickaby for "the author" [i.e. William Gardiner and Messrs. Robinson], "1758-1760" [plates watermarked 1803-1805]. 3 parts bound in 2 volumes. Titles and text printed on wove or laid paper, one general title at the front of vol.I with engraved vignettes by Johann Sebastian Müller, letterpress English and French general title and part- titles, text in English and French in double columns, translated by J. du Plessis and Edmond Barker. 1 uncoloured engraved portrait of the author by Miller after "Dandridg," 152 etched plates (printed on wove or laid paper) all finely hand-coloured, by and after Edwards and others. Together 4 volumes. Quarto (11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches). Uniform contemporary red straight- grained morocco, covers with border of a triple gilt fillet, spines in six compartments with double raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt fillets and roll tools, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges. Provenance: George Savile Foljambe (1800-1869, Osberton Hall, Nottinghamshire, England, armorial bookplate). A spectacular set of "one of the most important of all bird books, both as a fine bird book and a work of ornithology" (Fine Bird Books). This issue, bound circa 1815, benefits greatly from being published at a time when two book-arts were at a high point: the art of hand-colouring was at its most sophisticated and the design and execution of bindings was equally exceptional. The colouring in this issue has the clear jewel-like quality that is a feature of the work of the best colourists of the Regency period. The same period also produced some of best binders since the 17th- century Restoration masters and the present set is a delightfully- understated example of the kind of craftsmanship of which they were capable. Edwards "has been well described as an unscientific but very accurate describer and painter of animal life, and his writings will always remain of paramount authority, from the faithfulness of his description of many new birds, subsequently incorporated in the Linnaean System. He had, says Swainson, the simplicity and piety of Izaac Walton, and may be looked upon as one of our greatest worthies. He retired about 1764 to Plaistow, died July 23, 1773" (Mullens and Swann p.194). "Through the influence of Sir Hans Sloane, [Edwards] was chosen Librarian to the Royal College of Physicians ... Almost immediately after he was appointed ... Edwards commenced the preparation of a series of coloured drawings of animals and birds, used later to illustrate [the present work]; for these he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Society and subsequently elected a Fellow" (Lisney p.127). The work was quite successful and went through a number of transformations whilst under Edwards' control, including the issuing of a French text edition. Shortly after he retired in 1769 he sold "to Mr. James Robson, Bookseller ... all the 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 Ist, 1769). [Bound at the end of the second work are:] [J. ROBSON] Some Memoirs of the Life and Works of George Edwards. London: for J.Robson, 1776. Lacking the 4 engraved plates. Zimmer p.529. [And with:] Carolus LINNAEUS. A Catalogue of the Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Insects... contained in Edwards's Natural History ... with their Latin names. London: for J. Robson, 1776. Cf. Anker 124-126; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.93; cf. Lisney 188, 192-193, 197-198, 200-201, 203, 205, 208, and 211; cf. Mullens and Swann pp. 195-196; cf. Nissen IVB 286-289; cf. Zimmer pp.192-194 and 196-199.

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        Auserlesene erbauliche Kleine Schriften aus seinen grossen Tomis genommen und nicht allein mit einer allgemeinen Vorrede ... auch mit besonderen Einleitungen von allerhand nützlichen Materien vormals dargelegt von Johann Jacob Rambach

      Berlin, Schatz 1743. 19 cm. 14, 1002, (22) Seiten mit gestochenem Porträt Luthers von Johann David Schleuen d. Ä. Schwarzer Leder-Band der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt - Knaake I, 39 (vgl.) - Seib 37 (vgl.) - Gegenüber der Ausgabe von 1727 vermehrt um die Schriften: Vermahnung, daß Christliche Eltern Ihre Kinder fleißiger zur Schule halten sollen; Erklärung einiger Trost-Psalmen; Vorstellung von der Hoffnung wahrer Christen. Das ganzfigurige Porträt zeigt Luther, am Tisch sitzend, ein Buch schreibend. Schönes Exemplar, geringfügig berieben, auf Vorsatz handsdchriftl. Liedvers, Besitzeintrag und "Diese kleine Schriften Lutheri kosten 24 Gl und zu Binden 18 Gl. ..." -

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        Stora Tuna i Dahlom och Bergom minnes-döme.

      Thet är: utförlig beskrifning och underrettelse om then ort och christeliga församling, som har namn af Stora Tuna, och är belägen i Öster-Dahls bergslagen; uti alla the förnämsta monumenter och minnes-mercken, som angå namns och orda-redor, rums och orters utmerckande, werckeliga sakers och personers samt theras giöremåls, ährenders, företagningars, bedrifters, handlingars så ock hwarjehanda merckwerda hendelsers, som antingen sielfwa lands-orten eller thess inwånare tilhöra kunna, utrönande och skiärskodande. Hwilket, så i gemen, som i synnerhet, under wissa delar, afdelningar, fördelningar och paragrapher eller särdelningar, i möijeligesta korthet och tydelighet, är utfördt wordet; så ock altsamans, på trowerdig, med all flit insamlad, så mun- som skrifteliga wittnesbörder fotadt och grundadt. Alt til then endan, thenna i fäderneslandet wida bekanta och widt frägdada landt-socknen från framtida glömskones mörcker at befria, och til ett liufligt ähre-minne, af the gamla forn-hefder, at förfordra; af then som församlingens christna hiord, någon rund tid, i hiertans welmening, så ock hiordens afdrägt, til god trefnad och froma, åtniutit. Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1743. Folio. (18),220,(56) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta & 1 grav. plansch. Titelbladet tryckt i rött och svart. Med träsnittsillustrationer på s. 215. Ngt nött hfrbd från 1800-talets mitt i gammal stil med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och infärgat svart titelfält. Grönsprängda snitt. Ryggen ngt hårdare nött och skinnet vid ett av binden maskangripet. Några enstaka småfläckar. Titelbladet med några svaga lagerfläckar och en liten bläckfläck i marginalen. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Warmholtz 425. Wingborg Litteratur om Dalarna 8089. Wingborg Litteratur om Borlänge och Stora Tuna 660. Den fina kartan är signerad Geringius. Planschen avbildar Stora Tunas kyrka. Illustrationerna på s. 215 avbildar tre olika sigill. Magnus Abraham Sahlstedt (1686-1752) var prost i Stora Tuna. Som hovpredikant predikade han för Karl XII samma dag som denne blev skjuten. Han var far till den kände språkmannen och debattören Abraham Sahlstedt; även fadern intresserade sig för språket och dess utformning: i sitt monumentalverk över Stora Tuna undviker han genomgående utländska låneord

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        PROPOSALS FOR ENGRAVING BY SUBSCRIPTION. THE BRITISH MONARCHY: OR, A NEW CHOROGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE DOMINIONS SUBJECT TO THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN... COMPREHENDING THE BRITISH ISLES, THE ELECTORAL STATES, THE AMERICAN COLONIES, THE AFRICAN SETTLEMENTS... THE RESPECTIVE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES

      London: Benj. Dodd, August 1743 . First Edition. Hardcover. Four vignettes partially hand-colored, browning and occasional moderate waterstaining, final leaf trimmed, a few contemporary marginal notes. A Very Good, attractive example, nearly complete but for the missing half of the table, of this uncommon early title with much on the American colonies. George Bickham. Folio (7-1/2" x 12-1/2") bound in contemporary marbled boards rebacked with a modern calf spine and a maroon gilt-lettered leather spine label. Engraved frontispiece of Britannia (strengthened), title, "Conditions," subscribers' list (2 leaves), engraved double-page map, engraved table (torn at fold with half loss), and 190 numbered plates (lacking plate 163, which is the missing half of the previously noted table), plates 83 and 164 loosely inserted from another copy). All pages entirely engraved and printed on the recto only, with most pages illustrated. Among the illustrations are four maps, numerous scenic views, and vignettes of people engaged in various activities. Separate title page dated 1747 for the American Colonies section which includes 21 pages with illustrations of Native Americans, colonists, ships, etc., with descriptions of Carolina, New England, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Africa and India are also represented, though very briefly. Sabin 5222. Contemporary armorial bookplate of James Norman, likely a relation to John Norman, a listed subscriber, on the front pastedown. The title page is a subscribers variant, with non-subscribers editions omitting "Proposals for Engraving by Subscription" and with a different imprint. George Bickham the Elder (1684-1758) was an English writing master and engraver. He is best known for his engraving work in THE UNIVERSAL PENMAN, a collection of writing exemplars which helped to popularize the English Round Hand script in the 18th century.

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        Parish Law

      London - Printed by Henry Lintot for F. Cogan, 1743 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of this work on eighteenth-century parish law. Fifth edition. Joseph Shaw (16711733) was an English legal writer. In later life Shaw settled at Epsom in Surrey, and devoted himself to legal study. In 1728 he published The Practical Justice of the Peace, which attained its sixth edition in 1756. Shortly before his death he published a companion volume entitled Parish Law, dedicated to his personal friend, Sir John Fortescue Aland, justice of common pleas, which remained a standard work on the subject. Condition: Rebacked in calf with original boards preserved. Externally smart, with some slight wear to the original leather. Some slight wear to the extremities also. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, though with some tidemarks to the front endpapers and the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Opera

      Amstelodami (Amsterdam): Jacobi Wetstenii, 1743. Four volumes complete - Volume One - [12], lxxii, 882pp; Volume Two - [4], 953pp; Volume Three - [4], 860pp and Volume Four - [8], xvi, 500pp, [4]. Contemporary full vellum, raised bands, spines in seven panels, author label to second panel, volume label to third. Covers with double fillet border with an inner double fillet frame with a central arabesque all in blind. A couple of the labels chipped, some flaking to vellum on the backstrip of volume one, vellum a little grubby. Front joint of volume one cracked but holding well. Internally some light browning, with one or two instances of marginalia in pencil, slight loss to top corner of A1 and A2 of volume one (not affecting text). Engraved frontispiece to volume one, titles in red and black. Previous owners name to front free endpapers, (J.T. Coleridge - Samuel Taylor Coleridge's uncle). Brunet III: 1207-8 "edition la plus estimee"; Dibdin calls it "the most beautiful ... the most accurate and complete edition of Lucian that has ever been published" (Dibdin II:193). Parallel Latin / Greek text. First Thus. Full Vellum. Good. 4to.

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