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        Le Batracomiomachia Di Omera - Greca, Latina, e Italiana

      Venice: Venezia: stampata da Gio. Batista Albrizzi Q. Gir. 1744. Small 4to.. H Vellum. Fine. (216 x 160mm), pp [iv], 27ff, lxv. Engraved Frontis. by G. Patrini after F. Zuccarelli. , 11 head and tail piece engraved vignettes and 7 engraved initials, title in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved head and tailpieces, and initials. Speckled edges. Later vellum retaining original red morrocco label, gilt lettering, gilt library mark at lower spine. Bookplate - 'Ex libris Guiseppe Belasco'. A handsome book, beautifully printed in Latin, Greek and Italian in thick paper. Latin hexameters by Aretino. A fine copy 102d

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        The Art of Painting with the Lives and Characters of Above 300 of the Most Eminent Painters

      London: Charles Marsh, 1744 Containing a complete treatise of painting, designing and the use of prints. With reflexions on the works of the most celebrated masters, and of the several Schools of Europe, as well ancient as modern... To which is added, An Essay towards and English School. In full brown contemporary leather, usual scratches etc, has been repaired at some stage, corners and edges bumped and a little worn. Spine is modern, raised bands, gilt tooling, original title in gilt to black leather label. Internally, ink price to pastedown, new ffep, title page in red and black ink, a little light browning to extreme edges, (18), 430 pp, 2 small worm? holes affecting 6 pages of the dedication at base, translated by John Savage, first edition was in 1706 and there was a third edition in 1754. English painters from Robert Aggas to Mr Zoust or Soest! Fascinating! (ESTC T122836)

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        A New and Accurate Map of America

      London, c. 1744. Map. Copper engraving, 35.5 x 44.5 cms, recent hand-colour, some light toning where the map has previously been displayed in a mount, blank verso. Born in Wales c. 1693, Emanuel Bowen was an important British cartographer, engraver to both George II and Louis XV. He produced some of the most decorative eighteenth century English maps. In spite of his royal appointments, in 1767 he died in poverty: "reduced through family extravagances, and almost blind through age" (Gough). He was a Freemason and a Baptist and was buried at Bunhill Fields, a London cemetery for dissenters.

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        Moralske Tanker. Deelte udi 2 Tomos.

      Trykt paa Autors egen Bekostning. Kbhvn. 1744. 608 s. Indbundet i ét samtidigt helskindsbind rigt dekoreret med guld på ryggen. Gl. navn på titelblad.. Originaludgaven med de 2 blanke blade mellem første og andet tome. Ehr.-M. I,312. Johansen 23,1. Bogen indeholder oversættelser af en række småstykker om fromhed, anstændighed, lykke, o.s.v. udgivet året før på latin samt en række andre stykker omhandlende filosofiske og sociale temaer

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        PUBLII TERENTII AFRI COMOEDIAE SEX Cum Notis Joh Minelli

      PEZZANA 1744 Volume con segni di usura dovuti al tempo e una pagina strappata sul lembo anteriore

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        A New Law-Dictionary Containing the Interpretation and Definition of Words and Terms Used in the Lawand also the Whole Law, and the Practice thereof, Under all the Heads and Titles of the Same

      London -R. Ware, A. Ward, J. and P. Knapton, T. Longman, R. Hett, C. Nitch, J. Hodges, J. Rivington, and J. and H. Pemberton, 1744 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce reference text defining and interpreting all words,phrases, manners and customs used within law at the time of publication. Intended for the instruction of all young gentlemen, either at schools, colleges, or the universities, or if privately educated, attornies clerks, and other persons; whereby they will acquire a great deal more useful law-learning, than by any of the books yet published. To which is annexed A Table of References to all the Arguments and Resolutions of the Lord Chief Justice Holt; in the Several Volumes of the Reports. Although Giles Jacob was the author of over two dozen legal publications, his law dictionary was by far the most successful. First published in 1729, it reached a tenth edition by 1782; revised editions continued to be published well into the nineteenth century. Its success, according to was due to the fact that it combined a law dictionary with an abridgment. This fifth edition was the last to be published during Jacob's lifetime. Jacob collected and abstracted from many references including dictionaries, institutes, reports, chronicles and year-books. Condition: Re-bound in a calf binding. Externally, sound although a trifle rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright but with light foxing throughout. Ink spills to the text block edge, not encroaching on text. Copperplate ink signatures to endpapers and first page of table. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        A new law-dictionary: containing, the interpretation and definition of words and terms used in the law; and also the whole law, and the practice thereof, under all the heads and titles of the same. [etc.] The fifth edition, with great additions and improvements, and the law-proceedings done into English. To which is annexed, a table of refences to all the arguments and resolutions of the Lord Chief Justice Holt; in the several volumes of the reports. By Giles Jacob, Gent. [bound with] A law grammar, or rudiments of the law: compiled from the grounds, principles, maxims, terms, words of art, rules, and moot-points of our law, in a new, easy, and very concise method. [etc.] By G. Jacob, gent. Author of the New Law-Dictionary

      London: [Law-Dictionary:] [London] In the Savoy: printed by Henry Lintot, (assignee of Edward Sayer, Esq;) for R. Ware, A. Ward, J. and P. Knapton, T. Longman, R. Hett, C. Nitch, J. Hodges, J. Rivington, and J. and H. Pemberton. MDCCXLIV. [1744] [Law Grammar:] In the Savoy: printed by Henry Lintot, (assignee of Edward Sayer, Esq;) for Aaron Ward, at the King's Arms in Little-Britain. 1744., 1744. Book. Good. Leather. Description: Two works bound in volume. Folio-form quarto (14¼ × 9¾ in): t-p., [823] p.; t-p., [2], 35, [1] p. Contemporary calf. · Register: 2º-form 4º: [pi]² a² B-9X²; A-K². · Condition: Boards worn and stained, joints cracked; lower corner of pages somewhat weak; worm trail in lower margin of last 30 leaves or so; inner opening of gathering 8Z heavily soiled. · Comments: Fifth edition of the Law-Dictionary; first edition, variant format, of the Law Grammar. Neither Sweet & Maxwell nor ESTC record a folio edition of the Law Grammar before 1767. Evidently, Aaron Ward, the publisher of the 12mo edition of the Law Grammar, also commissioned a folio version to be bound with copies of the Law-Dictionary, of which he was one of eight publishers. Such a copy is held by the Yale University Library. Cowley also records a copy of the Law Grammar and Law Dictionary at Harvard which has a collective title-page and the Grammar bound before the Dictionary. Although Jacob was the author of over two dozen legal publications, his law dictionary was by far the most successful. First published in 1729, it reached a tenth edition by 1782; revised editions continued to be published well into the nineteenth century. Its success, according to Holdsworth, was due to the fact that it combined a law dictionary with an abridgment. This fifth edition was the last to be published during Jacob's lifetime. In his preface to the Law Grammar, Jacob explains that the title was inspired by Fortescue's likening the study of Latin through its grammatical elements to the study of law through its grounds and principles. The work itself is in six parts: an introduction summarizing the scope, analysis and sources of law; a summary of criminal law; a selection of maxims with a summary of property law; an outline of the adjectival law, describing the courts and the course of their proceedings; definitions of certain key terms or legal concepts; a short discussion of fiction, intendment and presumption. . Title continued: Law-dictionary: "Together with such informations relating thereto, as explain the history and antiquity of the law, and our manners, customs, and original government. Collected and abstracted from all dictionaries, abridgments, institutes, reports, year-books, charters, registers, chronicles, and histories, published to this time. And fitted for the use of barristers, students, and practisers of the law, members of parliament, and other gentlemen, justices of peace, clergymen, &c." Law Grammar: "For the particular instruction of all young gentlemen, either at schools, colleges, or the universities, or if privately educated, attornies clerks, and other persons; whereby they will acquire a great deal more useful law-learning, than by any of the books yet publish'd." · References: Johnson 109 (Grammar) (2 copies), 112 (Dictionary) (12 copies); Holdsworth, HEL 12:176 (Dictionary) & 12:424 (Grammar); Bridgman 169 (Dictionary), 173 (Grammar); Worrall 182; S&M 1:9(33) (Dictionary) & 1:34(45) (Grammar, recording no folio edition until 1767); Cowley 241; ESTC N10185 (Dictionary); N10270 (Grammar in 12mo)..

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        Atlas Minor

      Augsburg: [c1744]., 1744. oblong folio. [pp. 34]. hand-coloured engraved title with an elaborate allegorical border of the Continents, Empire and the Gods by Martin Gottfrid Crophius after Jacob Christoph Weyerman & 65 hand-coloured engraved maps by Tobias Conrad Lotter, Albrecht Carl Seutter, & Andreas Silbereisen after Matthäus Seutter & Albrecht Carl Seutter. woodcut tailpiece. contemporary limp calf (rubbed & cockled, edges chipped, staining to portion of last 4 maps, scattered foxing & some marginal dampstaining & minor tears, several tiny wormholes in first few leaves). An attractive atlas by one of the leading eighteenth century German map publishers and engravers. Including maps of the world, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Russia, the Turkish Empire, Southern Russia and the Crimea, the Holy Land, and various countries and regions of Europe. The map of Genoa, by Matthäus Petter Läinpacher, does not appear in the index. cfNordenskiöld 283 (67 maps; 4 not listed in index). cfPhillips, Atlases, 3494 (68 maps: 4 not listed in index)..

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        Notitia Monastica: or, An Account of all the Abbies, Priories, and Houses of Friers, Heretofore in England and Wales; and also of all the Colleges and Hospitals Founded before A.D.MDXL

      London - John Tanner, 1744 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A wonderful early work outlining all the places of religious life and worship in England and Wales. Second Edition. With portrait frontispiece and three further plates featuring coats of arms. With an index of the religious houses to the rear. 'Printed by William Bowyer at the expense of the Society for the Encouragement of Learning'. Thomas Tanner, (16741735), bishop of St Asaph and antiquary. Tanner's chief work published during his lifetime is the Notitia Monastica, a short account of all the religious houses in England and Wales. This was published at Oxford in 1695; it was reprinted with additions by the author's brother, John Tanner, in 1744; and was reprinted again with further additions by James Nasmith in 1787. He also wrote Bibliotheca Britannico-Hibernica, a dictionary of all the authors who flourished in England, Scotland and Ireland before the opening of the 17th century, at which he laboured for forty years. This was eventually completed by David Wilkins and published in 1748, thirteen years after the author's death. Tanner also collected materials for a history of Wiltshire and worked for some time on a new edition of the works of John Leland. The Society for the Encouragement of Learning was a group that tried to help authors become independent from publishers. Condition: Rebacked in calf with original boards. Externally very sound,rubbingto the original leather. Internally, firmly bound. Generally lovely and bright and clean with just a few scattered spots. Off-setting to the title from the frontis. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        A Map of New France containing Canada, Louisianna &c in Nth America

      London: Salmon's Modern History of All Nations;, 1744. According to the Patent granted by the King of France to Monsieur Crozat dated the 14th of Sep. 1712. N.S. and registered in the Parliament of Paris the 24th of the same Month. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition. Size: 18.3 x 26 cm An interesting map of the Eastern North America, showing regions named by the French. The map also shows the fishing banks and the route of the Spanish Armada. Library stamp slightly visible

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        An Essay on the Causes of the Decline of the Foreign Trade, Consequently of the Value of the Lands of Britain and on the Means to Restore Both. Begun In The Year 1739

      London: Printed for John Brotherton, 1744. Quarto. [8],112pp. Minor scattered foxing. Very good. Disbound. First edition of this important economic tract by Matthew Decker (1679-1749). About Decker the DNB says, "his principal fame rests with two anonymous treatises of the 1740s which have been attributed to him... The treatises attracted considerable comment, particularly for their bold advocacy of free trade and the introduction of an all-embracing single tax." ESTC T76961; Goldsmith 8052; Hanson 5780; Kress 4691

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        Schäfer-Gedichte, als wodurch bey der Kellner- und Albrechtischen Ehe-Verbindung, den 21. April 1744 seine Ergebenheit zu bezeigen sucht C. F. Weiße, der freyen Künste Ergebener

      Altenburg, Paul Emanuel Richter (1744).. 2 Bll. Quarto, mit 3 anderen Schriften (davon 2 in quarto, 1 folio) zu dieser Eheschließung in späteren Karton geheftet. Nicht im KVK, für mich bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar. - Bis dato unbekanntes Werk (Erstling?) des in Annaberg/Erzgebirge geborenen und früh nach Altenburg gezogenen Aufklärers und Humanisten Christian Felix Weiße (1726-1804); Goed. IV/1, 137, 6 ff verzeichnet erst einen Beitrag Weißes in einer 1750 erschienenen Lobrede auf den Grafen Manteuffel als erste Publikation, vorliegendes kleine Werk ist noch während seiner Gymnasialzeit entstanden. - Beigebunden: I. Rochser, Johann Leonhard: Zu der wohlgetroffenen Eheverbindung ... Herrn Johann Leonhard Kelners ... mit Jungfer Johannen Dorotheen Elisabethen Des ... Johann August Albrechts ... Tochter. Ebda., 1744. 2 Bll. Folio. - II. Bey vergnügter Vollziehung der Kellnerisch- und Albrechtischen Ehe-Verbindung ... Ebda., 1744. 2 Bll. - III. Bey der Kellner- und Albrechtischen Verbindung ... stellte sich mit diesen gebundenen Zeilen ein G. S. S. Waldenburg, Witsch 1744. 2 Bll. - Auch die mitgebundenen Schriften ohne Standortnachweise im KVK.

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        DE JURE NATURAE ET GENTIUM LIBRI OCTO cum integris commentariis Virorum Clarissimorum Jo. Nicolai Hertii atque Joannis Barbeyraci. Accessit ERIS SCANDICA. Recensuit & animadversionibus illustravit Gotfridus Mascovius.

      Officina Knochiana,, Francoforte, 1744 - Due volumi in 4° legati in pelle, titolo ai tasselli ai dorsi a 5 nervi finemente decorati in oro ai piccoli ferri, tagli colorati, al primo tomo antiporta col ritratto dell'Autore inciso in rame da Bernigeroth, frontespizio a due colori con vignetta in rame, carta di privilegio, XXXIX, 854 pp.; al secondo volume frontespizio, 500 pp., 14 carte d'indici e corrigenda cui segue la Eris Scandica con 372 pp. e due carte d'indici. Sul capodopera del grande pensatore è pleonastico discettare, essendo esso pietra miliare nella filosofia giuridica univerale. Resta da completare la descrizione fisica dei tomi, in più che bello stato, una lieve brunitura dovuta alla reazione fra carta ed inchiostro e poche ininfluenti mende d'uso. Importante e raro a reperirsi.

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        Veduta dello Spedale, e della Piazza di S. Maria Nuova. T.XVI

      Florence: 1744. Copper-engraving by Bernardo Sgrilli after Zocchi, the figures by Zocchi. 21 7/8 x 29 ¼ inches. A very fine image of 18th- century Florence by one of the four greatest view painters of the period `The Hospital and Piazza of Santa Maria Nuova… The portico which renders this piazza one of the most beautiful in Florence was designed by Bernardo Buontalenti. The construction of the loggia progressed at slow and infrequent intervals: the first campaign took place 1612-16 under the direction of Giuilio Parigi, the second 1661-63, the third 1707-10, and a three-arched projecting arm, corresponding to that on the right [of the print]…, was finished only in 1960. The hospital was founded by Folco Portinari (the father of Dante's Beatrice) about 1286, adjacent to the church of San Egidio. The main entrance to both is through the loggia.' (E.E.Dee Views of Florence and Tuscany by Giuseppe Zocchi New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1968 item 18). What Francesco Guardi and Canaletto did for Venice and Giovanni-Battista Piranesi did for Rome, Giuseppe Zocchi (1711-1767) did for Florence. The Marchese Andrea Gerini commissioned Zocchi to record all the greatest landmarks in Florence and its environs, which he did in a series of drawings that are now in the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. These drawings were translated into engravings by Zocchi and a number of other engravers and issued in two series in 1744 titled `Scelta XXIV vedute delle principali contrade, piazze, chiese, e palazzi della città di Firenze' and Vedute delle ville e d'altri luoghi della Toscana'. Little is known of Zocchi's life: he was born near Florence and studied in Venice and Bologna, a painter as well as a draughtsman, he was the official designer for the Pietre Dure (the so- called "Florentine mosaic") factory in Florence from 1754 to 1760

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        Neu-Vermehrtes Hamburgisches Gesang-Buch ... Als auch derer Haus-Andachten. Teil 2 mit besonderem Titel: Christliche Gebete, Welche täglich Bey Anhörung Göttlichen Worts, und Lesung der Bibel, auch Gebrauch des Heil. Abendmahls ... Nebst dem Sonntäglichen Kirchen-Gebet, und Vermahnung vor dem Altar

      Hamburg, König 1744. 16 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band; (24), 640, (32); 24 Seiten mit doppelseitigem gestochochenem Frontispiz, Titel rot und schwarz. Goldgeprägter Pergament-Band der Zeit mit farbigen Intarsien auf beiden Deckeln, dreiseitigem gepunztem Goldschnitt, Innendeckel mit farbigem Brokatpapier bezogen - Metzger 1726-501 (vgl.) - Verleger war das Amt der Buchbinder. Das Frontispiz mit 2 emblematischen Darstellungen und einer kleinen Ansicht von Hamburg. Reich verzierter Einband, die farbig intarsierten Deckelillustrationen zeigen den kreuztragenden und den gekreuzigten Christus. Angebunden: I. Gebet und Buß-Psalmen, in den Bet-Stunden zu sprechen. O. O., Dr. und J. 24 Seiten II. Episteln und Evangelia, Wie solche auf alle Sonn- Fest- und Feyer-Tage, durchs gantze Jahr, pflegen gelesen zu werden. O. O., Dr. und J. 120 Seiten III. Rittmeyer, Johann: Himmlisches Freuden-Mahl, Der Kinder Gottes auf Erden Oder: Geistreiche Gebete, So Vor, Bey, und Nach der Beicht und Heil. Abendmahl kräftig zu gebrauchen ... Mit Hundert Christl. Lebens-Reguln, Und einem Anhang von Morgen- und Abend-Gebeten, auf alle Tage durch die ganze Woche; Wie auch absonderlich Schönen Kirchen-Gebeten, Imgleichen einiger Geistreicher Gesänge und Lieder, Anitzo mit Fleiß übersehen, und von vielen Druckfehlern gesäubert. Gedruckt im Jahr Christi 1720. (24), 532 (von 540?) Seiten mit Frontispiz, Kupfertitel und 9 Emblemkupfern von Rolffsen, Titel rot und schwarz, endet mit "Christliche Lebens-Reguln 100". - Vgl. Jantz 2133. Beliebtes Andachtsbuch. Jedes Kupfer mit einem Bibelzitat, darunter Passionsbilder in herzförmigem Rahmen. Rittmeyer (1633 - 1698) war Probst in Marienberg bei Helmstedt. -

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        Historia Beatae Dorotheae Prussiae patronae fabulis variis maculata. Quam e documentis manuscriptis pariter ac impressis veritati historico criticis illustravit

      Danzig, Knoch 1744. 21 cm. (4), 161, (1) Seiten mit Holzschnitt-Frontispiz. Buntpapier-Umschlag - Potthast II, 1275 - Realenz. IV, 808 - Lebensbeschreibung der Dorothea von Montau (1347-94), die - ohne Heiligsprechung - vom Volk als Schutzheilige Preußens verehrt wurde. Im Oberrand Feuchtigkeitsspur. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Beschryving der stadt en lande van Breda

      's Gravenhage., J. van de Kieboom., 1744. 37 x 24 cms, Met gegraveerde toewijding, uitvouwbare kaart, 4 + 14 uitvouwbare platen met plattegronden, zichten en afbeeldingen, 3 geslachtstafels, enkele gravures in de tekst. Lederen band uit de tijd. Hooekje van titelblad, en bovenrand van opdracht weggeknipt, zonder verlies van tekstgedeelte. Voorplat los. Nert binnenwerk. Compleet. KEYWORDS: Brabant.

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        An Account of the Empire of China, Historical, Political, Moral and Religious. A Short Description of that Empire, and Notable Examples of its Emperors and Ministers

      London: Printed for Henry Lintot; and John Osborn, at the Golden-Ball in Paternoster Row, n. d. circa 1744 ? Engraved portrait frontispiece of Confucius, double-page map of "China, Chinese Tartary and Tibet; with the adjacent Countries westward to the Caspian Sea", and 4 double-page engraved plates "The Observatory at Pe-King"; "The Pompous Attendance of a Viceroy whenever he appears abroad"; "The Procession of a Chinese Wedding when the Bride is brought home to her Husband"; & "The Procession at a Chinese Funeral". Folio (14 x 9 inches), pages: (4):311. Licence leaf with royal arms at head at front. Old full reversed calf rebacked at an early date; rubbed, corners chipped. Internally generally clean and crisp; one double-page plate with light vertical crease, some browning to frontispiece. Extracted from volume 1 of Awnsham & John Churchill's "Collection of Voyages and Travels" 1704-1732, and later, but complete in itself and with a separate title-page. Without the supplement and index which would have been printed later in the series. The Licence leaf is dated 1700. The portrait frontispiece and folding map are often found missing, present here however.

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        La secchia rapita poema eroicomico di Alessandro Tassoni patrizio modenese, colle dichiarazioni di Gaspare Salviani romano, s’aggiungono la prefazione, e le annotazioni di Giannandrea Barotti ferrarese; le varie lezioni de’ testi a penna.

      Bartolomeo Soliani,, Modena, 1744 - Cm. 27, pp. lx, 92, 489 (3). Con frontespizio in rosso e nero, antiporta allegorica, ritratto dell’autore, 12 tavole poste all’inizio di ogni canto, una tavola ripiegata con il Carroccio, 2 carte geografiche ripiegate, 1 tabella genealogica ripiegata, un fac-simile di scrittura e l'immagine della Ghirlandina all'ultima carta. Le tavole sono incise in rame da F. Zucchi, A. Bolzoni, G. Cantarelli, G. Benedetti, B. Bonvicini ed A. Zuliani su disegni e invenzioni di D.M. Fratta, F. Villani ed altri. Solida ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena con piccole punte. Dorso liscio con titoli in oro su tassello. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione con solo un piccolo ed antico rinforzo al verso di una delle due carte geografiche. Magnifica edizione figurata del maggior poema eroicomico delle nostre lettere, corredata dagli apparati critici di Giovanni Andrea Barotti e dalle annotazioni del Tassoni medesimo, celato sotto lo pseudonimo "Gaspare Salviani". Cfr. Puliatti, I, 128: "Il testo è costituito sull'edizione romana del 1624 nella redazione corretta secondo la volontà di Urbano VIII, ma collazionata con i manoscritti tassoniani, di sono riportate le varianti, e con le più importanti stampe edite sotto la cura del Tassoni. Su di esso sono esemplare quasi tutte le successive edizioni"; Vinciana, 3018: "Edizione assai pregiata per contenuto e veste tipografica, da tutti definita come la migliore edizione della Secchia". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Seasons, 1744 edition, inscribed by author

      London: A. Millar. 1744. Hardcover. Very Good. First printed in 1730, this is the first printing of the last edition revised by the author in his lifetime. 8vo, contemporary dark brown calf, recent spine to period style with red spine label, raised bands, retaining original waxed marbled endpapers, title page with engraving of a lyre, each season with a separate full page engraving, 243 pp. with errata slip pasted to last page. Very good; the half title for "Summer" has a 1 x 1 inch chip to lower outer corner. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR WITH CORRECTIONS IN HIS HAND. Verso of endpaper: "From the Author". First blank has ownership stamp in purple ink of H. G. Doggett. Note on same page in old brown ink: "This is the last Edition revised by the author" (possibly in the author's hand) and pencil note: "with corrections in his hand on pp. 119, 203 and 226" Page 119, the line: Of Time and Language o'er his Genius thrown" the word "his" has been crossed out and replaced with "thy". On page 203 "that buries deep" the word "deep" has been crossed out and replaced with "wide." And on p. 226, "Nor dogs, Nor Toils, they want" has been revised to read "he wants". Housed in brown cloth chemise and in half leather slipcase. Book very good, slipcase very good, light wear. Possibly owned by H.C. Doggett, a civil engineer in Boston in the early part of the 20th C. Early editions of The Seasons and inscribed copies are very rare on the market with no copies recently (past 30 years) at auction.

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        (Map of Northeastern USA and Canada): Carte De La Partie Orientale De La Nouvelle France Ou Du Canada Dediee..Comte De Maurepas..Ordres Du Roy

      Paris: Ganeau, 1744. Very good, very strong impression, b&w engraved copperplate from Tome II of the 4to (large, 3 volume), 1744 edition of Charlevoix's "Histoire de la Nouvelle France" (Journal D'un Voyage...). The image is 15.5 x 22 inches, with folds as issued. This is quite an impressive map (Kershaw 685, probably second state). This was previously bound so tightly in the book that there is a two inch taped repair (verso; archival paper tape) at left lower neatline, and the left upper portion of the neatline is largely absent due to book removal (the map image is completely clear). This would frame well, and is still quite a nice piece.. Map.

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        Traite Des Sens. Par Mr. Le Cat, Docteur En Medecine & Maitre Chirurgien

      Chez J. Wetstein 1744 - 8vo. Bound in contemporary vellum. Nouvelle Edition, corrigee, augmentee. Title in red and black. 328 p. 16 fold out engraved plates. Clean, unmarked pages. Fold out plates. "The book's six sections include an introduction to sensation, touch,taste, smell, hearing, and vision, which constitutes the major portion of the text." Heirs of Hippocrates 851; Wellcome III, 468; Blake, 260. An important work in which Le Cat presents a theory of the propagation of light contrary to that of Newtonian attraction and reports on the pigmented choroid coat of the eye. He assigns the latter to a common embryonic origin with the pigment of the skin. - Albert, Sourcebook, 1346. The work is illustrated by a set of anatomical plates, including an outstanding folding plate of the base of the brain and of the lacrimal apparatus. Le Cat treats the anatomy and physiology of the sense organs in a philosophical context. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HUDIBRAS (Charles Dickens' copy)

      Cambridge: Printed by J. Bentham, Printer to the University, for W. Innys, A. Ward... etc, 1744. First edition thus. Charles Dickens' copy with his bookplate and a second Gadshill Library plate that reads "From the Library of Charles Dickens, Gadshill Place, June, 1870." Octavo: complete with all 16 plates, as called for. In a nineteenth century quarter leather binding over blue pebbled cloth with marbled end papers and page edges. Spine labels partially chipped away. Generally considered the best edition of "Hudibras" with the frontis engraved by Vertue and the other plates by William Hogarth. Butler's masterwork, modeled after "Don Quixote," is a bold satire of the English Civil War, 1642 - 1651. Dickens may have found inspiration among these pages as there is a small ink annotation (not confirmed) on p. 303 of vol. 1 and numerous passages marked in pencil.

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        Hudibras in Three Parts Written in the Time of the Late Wars: Corrected and Amended with Large Annotations, and a Preface, By Zachary Grey

      Cambridge: Printed by J. Bentham , 1744. Complete in 2 volumes. Collation, xiv, xxxvi, [42] subscribers list, 424,[16]pp index, [2]446[22]pp index, [1]pp errata, engraved frontis, 16 plates, some folding. Bound In antiquarian style full modern calf, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title labels, gilt rule lines and centre stamp to boards, inner dentelles. Both bindings in excellent condition. Internally, pages and engraved plates in very good clean condition. A very nice copy. A17. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Hogarth . 8vo.

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        Hudibras, in Three Parts, written in the Time of the late Wars: corrected and amended. With large Annotations and a Preface by Zachary Grey. SCARCE IRISH PIRATE?

      Printed by A. Reilly, on Cork-Hill, for Robert Owen in Skinner-Row, and William Brien in Dame-Street, Dublin, 1744. 2 vols., 8vo., with a wood-engraved portrait frontispiece and 16 fine wood-engraved plates (5 folding), some light and inoffensive age-staining, small neat signature on front free endpapers; attractively bound in late eighteenth century calf, backs with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments with (respectively) red and green leather labels lettered, numbered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments ruled in gilt, covers mildly age-worn (a larger scuff on each upper board), joints lightly rubbed else an unusually well-preserved, firm copy. With the fine nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate of John Birney on front paste-downs (one bookplate defaced). With the full index in each volume (14pp and 18pp respectively), and 8pp list of subscribers, and separate single leaf of additional subscribers (often missing) at end of first volume. The first edition with Grey's extensive notes and splendid plates engraved by Mynde after Hogarth. The frontispiece is engraved by Vertue after Soest. The present copy is almost certainly an Irish pirated version of Bentham's Cambridge edition of the same year. The list of subscribers includes several Irish booksellers who presumably resold the Cambridge edition. A clean copy with particularly sharp impressions of the plates. See NCBEL II, p.437 . Catalogs: literature.

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        Veduta del Palazzo del Sigre. Principe Strozzi, e della Strada che conduce al Ponte a S. Trinita. T.XIII

      Florence: 1744. Copper-engraving by Baldassare Gabbugiani of Rome after Zocchi. 23 3/8 x 30 5/8 inches. A very fine image of 18th-century Florence by one of the four greatest view painters of the period `The Strozzi Palace and the Street leading to the Ponte Santa Trinita… [In] the foreground [is] the magnificent Renaissance palace begun in 1489 for Filippo Strozzi. The names of several designers and architects have been associated with the palace: Benedetto da Maiano, Guliano da Sangallo, and Cronaca. The fine wrought-iron lanterns, torch holders, and rings on the ground floor were made by Niccolò Grosso Caparra about 1500. The construction of the building extended well into the sixteenth century; the rear of the palace and the cornice remained incomplete until it was restored in 1938.' (E.E.Dee Views of Florence and Tuscany by Giuseppe Zocchi New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1968 item 15). What Francesco Guardi and Canaletto did for Venice and Giovanni-Battista Piranesi did for Rome, Giuseppe Zocchi (1711-1767) did for Florence. The Marchese Andrea Gerini commissioned Zocchi to record all the greatest landmarks in Florence and its environs, which he did in a series of drawings that are now in the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. These drawings were translated into engravings by Zocchi and a number of other engravers and issued in two series in 1744 titled `Scelta XXIV vedute delle principali contrade, piazze, chiese, e palazzi della città di Firenze' and Vedute delle ville e d'altri luoghi della Toscana'. Little is known of Zocchi's life: he was born near Florence and studied in Venice and Bologna, a painter as well as a draughtsman, he was the official designer for the Pietre Dure (the so-called "Florentine mosaic") factory in Florence from 1754 to 1760.

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        RACCOLTA DI VARIE FAVOLE delineate, ed incise in rame da Giorgio Fossati Architetto &c. , Tomo Terzo & Tomo Quarto [RECUEIL DE DIVERSES FABLES Designees, & Graves par George Fossati, Architecte, &c., Tome Troisieme & Tome Quatrieme]

      Venezia (Venice): Carlo Pecora, 1744. Two volumes (3 & 4 of 6) bound as one. Early full vellum binding with a brown leather title patch; all edges gilt. Parallel texts in Italian and French for seventy-two fables, each illustrated with a beautiful full-page color etching by Fossati. Each etching is printed in one of various shades of red, orange, brown, green, blue and black. In addition to the 72 plates, there are engraved vignettes on the 4 title pages, a red engraved headpiece for volume 3, and an engraved tailpiece following the text for each of the fables. Fossati (1706-1778) was an Italian architect who also was a very good printmaker and book illustrator. For the fables he portrayed animals realistically and used his architectural training for accurate renderings of baroque buildings. A rare title: OCLC locates only 8 libraries with any of the volumes and only 4 with volumes 3 and 4. It has been almost 30 years since a complete set was sold at auction, and ours is the only copy of volumes 3 and 4 to appear on the market in recent years. It is a very nice copy with text and plates on clean and supple laid paper; very faint offsetting from the plates on only a few fables. Cohen-de Ricci 410; Rosenwald 1570; Martineau, THE GLORY OF VENICE, p. 290.. First Edition. Hardcover. Collectible-Very Good ++. Illus. by Giorgio Fossati. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Vellum-Covered Boards.

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        Raccolta di varie Favole Delineate, ed incise in Rame (Volume 4)

      Venezia: Pecora, 1744.. First edition. Large Quarto. Tome Quatrieme (Volume 4), contemporary vellum. Thirty-six finely engraved plates printed in sepia. Text in parallel columns of Italian and French. Some shelfwear and soiling, generally clean and sound internally.

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        Anonymi Introductio anatomica gr. et lat. Item Hypatus de Partibus corporis gr. et lat., cum notis Dan. Wilh. Trilleri et Jo. Steph. Bernard. Accedunt figurae anatomicae cum explicatione Graeca, nunc primum ex cod. ms. Biblioth. Leidens. Editae

      Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), apud P. Bonk 1744.. gr.-8°. 1 Bl., XVI, 157 S., 17 Bll., Midt Titelkupfer v. N. v. d. Meer u. 3 Kupfertaf. (dav. 1 gefalt.). HPgmt. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückensch. Alter Wappenstempel vers. Tit. Choulant/Frank 43; Waller 432; Wellcome III, 436 - Einzige illustr. Ausgabe in lateinisch u. griechisch eines anonymen griechischen Textes des 4. od. 5. Jahrhunderts, erstmals 1616 mit einer lateinischen Übersetzung v. Peter Lauremberg (1585-1639), der oftmals irrtümlich als Autor genannt wurde, herausgegeben. Die Taf. zeigen die Vorder- u. Rückseite eines nackten männl. Körpers sowie einen Kopf. Andere Ausgaben enthalten keine Illustrationen. Diese Ausgabe mit Kommentaren von Johann Stephan Bernard (1718-93) und Daniel Wilhelm Triller (1695-1782), enthält auch "De corporis partibus et mensuris" v. Hypatus (Psd. v. Georgius Sanginaticius), erstmals 1685 veröffentlicht.

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        Vorstellung der Belagerung der Stadt Thorn, welche den 4/14 October 1703 von dem Könige in Schweden erobert worden." Befestigungsgrundriss, darunter Gesamtansicht, jeweils mit Darstellung der Eroberung durch König Karl XII. von Schweden im Nordischen Krieg 1703

      Kupferstich von G. C. Pingeling 1744. 38.5x47.5 cm. - Lingenberg, Ostpr. 109 - Lingenberg, Danzig 110 - Seitlich Legenden zum Grundriss mit den Truppenaufstellungen und zur Panorama-Ansicht von der Weichsel aus mit Beschießung durch die Schweden.

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        Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or a Complete Collection of voyages and travels consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers..[Volume 1 only]

      London : T Woodward, A Ward, S Birt et al, 1744 Volume 1 only of this very rare and interesting work. The 1st edition was published in 1704 and the second was revised and enlarged: 'now carefully revised with large editions and continued down to the present time'. Volume 1 covers, among others, voyages of Sir Francis Drake, Magellan, William Dampier, and George Anson, and has a large section on the discovery and settlement of the East Indies. The original full leather binding is complete but much worn with cracked hinges, scarring and scuffing. The front free endpaper is adrift and some preliminaries may be missing. With dedication page (to George II) and title page in red and black inks. The dedication page is rumpled. It has 14 of 27 of the maps, charts and plates that should be present. These are as follows: Fowl and Fish observed by Captain William Dampier; Inhabitants of California; a plan of Lima with a picture of Potosi (this plate is detached and with a ragged edge at the bottom); Things remarkable in the Mary-Anne Islands; a map of India 'as described by all authors before the 5th century'; two rhinoceros and an Indian Monarch giving Audience from his Elephant; two lions, a tiger and a leopard; Camels, wild ass, zebra and giraffe; the large Indian Eagle, the ostrich, the emeu or Easoar and the water pelican; a Chinese prostitute riding in public, and a view of a large street in one of the trading cities of China; a Tartar camp in motion, and a Ceremony of Blessing the Horses; a View of a Pagan Temple; a Map of India on the west side of the Ganges; and The Torments inflicted by the Dutch on the English in Amboyna, The condition of the English in the Dungeon of their Execution. Apart from the missing plates, the contents are generally in very good and clean condition. There is some brown spotting but this is occasional. Bookplate with coat of arms inside front board - for H A Proctor, Aberhavesp - this looks likely to be the Proctor family of Montgomeryshire, Wales. There is a signature of Henry Proctor on the front endpaper.

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        HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION GENERALE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE, AVEC LE JOURNAL HISTORIQUE D'UN VOYAGE FAIT PAR ORDRE DU ROI DANS L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE

      Paris: Chez Pierre-François Giffart, 1744.. Six volumes. [6],viii,454; [2],501; [2],465; [2],388; [2],456; [2],434,[4]pp. plus twenty- eight maps, and ninety-six plates on forty- four sheets. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, spines gilt, leather labels. Slight wear at joints and spine ends. Early armorial bookplate in each volume. A most attractive set. Very good. First duodecimo edition, printed the same year as the three-volume quarto edition of this classic work of Canadian history, including important material on French settlement in the Mississippi Valley. The journal consists of thirty-six letters, six of which relate to the southern colonies. "The principal work of this great Jesuit traveller and historian and the pre-eminent authority on the French period in the West" - Howes. "This work is one of the best authorities concerning various Indian tribes, some of which no longer exist. The laborious accuracy with which the work was executed can be estimated by the fact that the maps, dated 1743, are marked with the latest discoveries, in 1742, in the extreme north of America" - Lande. Most of the maps in this work were drawn by French cartographer Nicholas Bellin, including his important rendering of North America, a frequent source for later mapmakers, as well as some of the most definitive and up-to-date maps available of Canada. Besides its great importance as an historical and cartographical work, Charlevoix's narrative is also of considerable interest for the section entitled "Description des Plantes Principales de l'Amerique Septentrionale," which in the duodecimo edition occupies much of the fourth volume. Here the author describes ninety-six plants, mainly ones native to Canada, but including herbs of the Mississippi Valley as well. Most of the plants described are of medicinal value. The text is accompanied by forty-four folding plates illustrating all ninety-six species discussed. LANDE 125. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 120. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 756. TPL 188. HOWES C307, "b." MICHIGAN RARITIES 8. CLARK I:59. SABIN 12136. KARPINSKI, p.137. GREENLY, MICHIGAN 11. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 744/56. ARENTS 730. CUMMING & DE VORSEY 259. SERVIES 380.

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        Commentatio de Druidis Occidentalium Populorum Philosophis.Accedunt Opuscula Quaedam Rariora Historiam Et Antiquitates Druidarum Illustratantia Itemque Scriptorum De Iisdem Catalogus

      Ulm: Daniel Barthomolaei et Filium, 1744. Hardcover. Near fine. Small 4to. (xxii),226pp. Engraved frontispiece (Druides) and one additional engraved plate (Druides et Druidissae). Bound to style in quarter leather; spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; red leather lettering label, gilt; marbled paper boards. Scarce work on Druids edited by the author's son with added portions by Lescalopier and Cesar Egasse Du Boulay. The "Opvscvla rariora integra itemqve ex aliis excerpta" include Pierre Lescalopier's "Theologia vetervm Gallorvm" and C.E. Du Boulay's "Historia vetervm academiarvm Galliae drvidicarvm" This volume also contains Frick's "Catalogus Scriptorum De Druidis" revised by his son which is one of the earliest bibliographies of books on the Druids. MArginal worming from approx. p. 50 to p. 100, not affecting the text, else a fine copy.

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        Uniformly bound set of Arctic Voyages, including those by Phipps, O'Reilly, Ross, Parry, Franklin, and Back

      16 works in 12 volumes, 4to. (approximately 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches). Uniformly bound in 19th century dark blue half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines in six compartments divided by semi-raised bands, lettered in the second and third compartments, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. A fantastic uniformly bound set of the principal British Arctic voyages of the late 18th and early 19th century. The set is comprised of: 1) Constantine John PHIPPS (1744-1792). A Voyage towards the North Pole undertaken by His Majesty's Command 1773. London: printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774. Half-title, 15 folding or double-page engraved maps and plates (12 plates after John Cleveley, P. d'Auvergne, Barnes or W. Pars, 3 maps), 11 letterpress tables (3 folding, 8 double-page). "First edition of the official account written by Captain Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave. This expedition of the Racehorse and Carcass, undertaken for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the northern polar regions, was blocked by pack ice north of Spitzbergen. The valuable appendix gives geographical and meteorological observations, zoological and botanical records, accounts of the distillation of fresh water from the sea, and astronomical observations. The voyage is perhaps best remembered for the presence of young Horatio Nelson, as midshipman aboard the Carcass, and his encounter with a polar bear" (Hill). The expedition had been proposed by the Earl of Sandwich and was the first serious British attempt to reach the North Pole since the early 17th century. The voyage was sponsored by the Royal Society and received encouragement from King George III. The two expedition ships were commanded by Phipps (aboard the Racehorse) and the Carcass commanded by Captain Lutwidge. The expedition was stopped by ice just north of Spitzbergen, but, in addition to numerous scientific observations, carried out a number of interesting experiments using innovative equipment including a thermometer designed by Lord Cavendish for measuring the temperature of water and Dr. Irving's successful apparatus for distilling fresh water from the sea. BM (NH) IV, p.1570; Hill (2004) 1351; Nissen ZBI 3163; Sabin 62572; Stafleu & Cowan IV, p.1570. [Bound with:] Bernard O'REILLY. Greenland, the Adjacent Seas, and the North-West Passage to the Pacific Ocean, Illustrated in a voyage to Davis's Strait, during the Summer of 1817. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1818. 3 folding maps, 18 engraved plates (including 13 aquatints). This work is notable for its role in prompting the renewed search for the northwest passage. O'Reilly, who served as a surgeon and scientist on board a Greenland whale ship, "told of an unusually large number of icebergs emanating from Baffin's Bay" which "gave rise to the hypothesis among members of the admiralty and the Royal Society that the ice barrier in the Arctic had been reduced, and might provide the opportunity of locating an open channel in the far north" (Howgego B68 note). Abbey, Travel II, 633; Sabin 57576; Staton & Tremaine 1125. 2) Sir John ROSS (1777-1856). A Voyage of Discovery, made under the Orders of the Admiralty ... for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage. London: W. Clowes for John Murray, 1819. 32 maps, coastal profiles, plates, tables or graphs (comprising: 1 engraved folding frontispiece general chart, 2 engraved folding maps by J. Walker after J. Bushnan and others, 25 aquatint or engraved plates and coastal profiles by D. Havell, R. Havell & Son, Thomas Lewin after A.M. Skene, Ross, H.P. Hoppner, Thomas Lewin and others [15 hand-coloured, 7 folding], 1 engraved table, 3 folding engraved meteorological graphs), wood-engraved illustrations (one full-page). First edition. Ross's expedition aboard the Isabella and the Alexander is credited with confirming the earlier discoveries of Bylot and Baffin, although failed to probe deeper into Lancaster Sound, a fact for which Ross was criticized upon his return. The voyage is notable for many of its scientific discoveries and an important encounter with "Arctic Highlanders" (i.e. Eskimos). Ross's first voyage launched an important series of British Northwest Passage expeditions leading to Franklin's disappearance. Abbey, Travel II, 634; Arctic Bibliography 14873; Sabin 73376. 3) Sir John ROSS (1777-1856). Narrative of a Second Voyage in search of a north-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions during the years 1829 [-]... 1833 ... Including the reports of ... James Clark Ross ... and the discovery of the northern Magnetic Pole. London: A.W. Webster, 1835. 31 plates, maps and charts (1 folding engraved map, 5 lithographic charts and maps [1 folding and printed in two colours], 25 plates (6 lithographs, 16 steel engravings, 3 mezzotints printed in colours). First edition. After his failure to explore Lancaster Sound in his first voyage of 1818, Ross had his 1829-33 second voyage privately financed. Although forced to abandon his steamship Victory in the ice at Felix Harbour (a fact that in the present official account Ross blames largely on the shortcomings of the boilers supplied by Braithwaite), his second expedition achieved a number of milestones. Besides the most thorough exploration of Boothia Peninsula that had been accomplished to date, James Clark Ross (John Ross's nephew) undertook an overland journey across the peninsula and became the first to reach the North Magnetic Pole. Abbey, Travel II, 636; Arctic Bibliography 14866; Chavanne 1450; Sabin 73381; Staton & Tremaine 1808. [Bound with:] Sir John ROSS (1777- 1856). Explanation and Answer to Mr.Braithwaite's Supplement. London: Whiting for A.B.Webster, [n.d.]. Braithwaite responded to the accusations by publishing his craftily titled Supplement to Captain Ross's narrative, and Ross followed with his Explanation and Answer [present here]. Arctic Bibliography 14862; cf. Fergus Fleming Barrow's Boys (1998) pp.310-311; Sabin 73370. 4) Sir John ROSS (1777-1856). Appendix to the Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage. London: A. W. Webster, 1835. 37pp. list of subscribers, 1p. with errata and additions to subscriber's list. 20 plates (4 engravings [1 hand-coloured]; 16 lithographs [11 hand-coloured]). First edition. 5) Sir William Edward PARRY (1790-1855). Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage ... performed in the years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper. London: John Murray, 1821. 20 maps and plates (13 plates [including 9 aquatints], 7 engraved maps or charts [4 folding]), 1 folding letterpress table, occasional illustrations. First edition. Over the course of his life, Parry made five Arctic voyages -- the first in 1818 under Ross and four under his own command. His voyages established a number of firsts: the first to cross 110°W, the first to discover what would prove to be the entrance to the Northwest Passage (and navigate a good portion of it), the first to plan an Arctic wintering, the first to sail through Frozen Strait, and in his final voyage the establishment of a record highest northern latitude. Taken as a whole, while his goals of discovering the Northwest Passage in his first three voyages and the attainment of the North Pole in his final voyage were unsuccessful, Parry contributed an enormous amount to Arctic exploration and to the knowledge of Eskimo language and culture. Arctic Bibliography 13145; BM(NH) IV, p.1546; Sabin 58860; Stafleu & Cowan 7409. 6) Sir William Edward PARRY (1790-1855). Journal of a Second Voyage ... performed in the years 1821-22- 23, in His Majesty's Ships Fury and Hecla. London: John Murray, 1824. 2pp. publisher's advertisement at end. 39 maps and plates (30 plates [including 19 engravings (7 of these folding), 11 aquatints]; 9 maps or charts [6 engraved (4 of these folding), 3 folding and lithographed]). First edition. Arctic Bibliography 13142; BM(NH) IV, p.1546; Sabin 58864; Stafleu & Cowan 7411. 7) Sir William Edward PARRY (1790-1855). Journal of a Third Voyage ... performed in the years 1824-25, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Fury. London: John Murray, 1826. 11 engraved maps and plates (7 plates [1 folding], 4 maps or charts [1 folding]), occasional illustrations. First edition. Arctic Bibliography 13144; BM(NH) IV, p.1546; Sabin 58867; Stafleu & Cowan 7413. [Bound with:] Sir William Edward PARRY (1790-1855). Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, in boats fitted for that purpose, and attached to His Majesty's Ship Hecla, in the year MDCCCXXVII. London: John Murray, 1828. 7 engraved maps and plates (4 plates, 3 maps or charts [1 folding]). First edition. BM(NH) IV, p.1546; Arctic Bibliography 13146; Sabin 58868; Stafleu & Cowan 7414. 8) [John RICHARDSON and others]. Appendix to Captain Parry's Journal of a Second Voyage ... in the years 1821-22-23. London: John Murray, 1825. 2 engraved plates, 2 folding letterpress tables. First edition. Cf. Arctic Bibliography 13142; BM(NH) IV, p.1546; Sabin 58865; Stafleu & Cowan 7412. [Bound with:] [Edward SABINE, and others]. A Supplement to the Appendix of Captain Parry's Voyage ... in the years 1819-20. Containing an account of the subjects of Natural History. London: John Murray, 1824. 6 engraved plates after Franz. Bauer and others. First edition. Cf. Arctic Bibliography 13145; BM(NH) IV, p.1546; Sabin 58861; Stafleu & Cowan 7410. 9) PARRY, Sir William Edward (1790- 1855) - Sir Edward SABINE (1788-1883, editor). The North Georgia Gazette, and Winter Chronicle ... Second Edition. London: John Murray, 1822. Quarto (10 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches). Half-title. Wood-engraved vignettes. In a modern binding uniform the rest of the set. Arctic Bibliography 13547; Sabin 55714. 10) Sir John FRANKLIN (1786-1847). Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819, 20, 21, and 22 ... with an appendix on various subjects relating to science and natural history. London: printed by William Clowes for John Murray, 1823. Small format errata slip. 30 engraved or aquatint plates (11 hand-coloured) by Edward Finden, J. Curtis and others after Robert Hood (8) and George Back (15), Hood & Back (1) and J. Curtis (6), 4 folding engraved maps. In 1819, Lieutenant John Franklin, a career naval officer who had been at the battle of Trafalgar, was placed in command of an expedition appointed to proceed overland from the Hudson Bay to the shores of the Arctic Sea, and to determine the trendings of that coast east of the Coppermine river. At this period the northern coast of the American continent was known at two isolated points only: this, the mouth of the Coppermine river (which, as Franklin discovered, was erroneously placed four degrees of latitude too far to the north), and the mouth of the Mackenzie far to the west. Lieutenant Franklin and his party, consisting of Dr. Richardson, Midshipmen George Back and Richard Hood, and a few boatmen, arrived at the depot of the Hudson's Bay Company at the end of August 1819, and making an autumnal journey of 700 miles spent the first winter on the Saskatchewan. Owing to the delay in the arrival of supplies which had been promised by the North-West and Hudson's Bay Companies, it was not until the summer of 1821 that the Coppermine was ascended to its mouth, and a considerable extent of sea-coast to the eastward surveyed. The return journey over the region known as the Barren Ground was marked by the most terrible sufferings and privations and the tragic death of Lieutenant Hood. The survivors of the expedition reached York Factory in June 1822, having accomplished altogether 5550 miles of travel. While engaged on this service Franklin was promoted to the rank of commander (January 1821), and upon his return to England at the end of 1822 he obtained the post rank of captain and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. The narrative of this expedition was published in the following year and became at once a classic of travel. Cf. Abbey, Travel II, 635 (including Narrative of a Second Expedition published 1828); Hill 635; Nissen ZBI 1419; Sabin 25624 (erroneously calling for 34 plates and 4 maps); Wagner-Camp 23:1. 11) Sir John FRANKLIN (1786-1847). Narrative of Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1825, 1826, and 1827 ... Including an account of the progress of a detachment to the Eastward, by John Richardson. London: printed by William Clowes for John Murray, 1828. 31 engraved plates, 6 folding engraved maps (1 hand-coloured in outline). First edition. Abbey Travel II, 635; Arctic Bibliography 5198; Lande 1182; Sabin 25628; TPL 1434; Wagner-Camp 35:1. 12) Admiral Sir George BACK (1796- 1878). Narrative of the Arctic land expedition to the mouth of the Great Fish River, and along the shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the years 1833, 1834, and 1835. London: A.Spottiswoode for John Murray, 1836. 16 plates on India paper mounted, after Back (13) and B. Waterhouse Hawkins (3), (7 lithographed by Haghe or Day & Haghe, 9 steel-engraved by E. Finden), 1 folding engraved map, numerous illustrations. Large-paper issue of the first edition: "One of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration" (Hill) and "one of the finest travel books of the nineteenth century" (Howgego). "...Full of details of [Back's] ... commerce with the Cree, Chippewa, and Coppermine Indians ... [this work is ] ... a fundamental source of information about Indian life along the route of the Arctic expedition" (Streeter). The narrative also contains valuable information on Arctic flora and fauna. The original primary intention of the expedition had been to aid the second expedition of Sir John Ross. News of Ross's safe return reached Back in April 1833 and he then pursued the expedition's secondary objectives. These were, firstly, to navigate the length of a river supposedly arising in the neighbourhood of the Great Slave Lake and running north to the Arctic sea, and then, secondly, to map as much as possible of the sea-coast. He was successful in both objectives, travelling 7,500 miles in total and traversing the full 440-mile length of the river (known as Thlueetessy by the Indians). The Great Fish River, as Back named it, has since become known as Back River. Arctic Bibliography 851; cf.BM (NH) I,p.81 (incorrect plate count); Field 63; Hill (2004) 42; cf. Howgego II,B3; Sabin 2613 (incorrect plate count); cf. Staton & Tremaine 1873 (octavo edition); Wagner-Camp 58b:1 (octavo edition).

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        Carte de la Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada

      [Paris: Bellin], 1744. Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. (Cut to edge of neat line and laid down on sheet of early laid paper). 15 7/8 x 22 1/4 inches. Bellin's "definitive map of Eastern Canada & Newfoundland that served as a basis for numerous maps subsequently" (Kershaw). First issued in 1744, Kershaw has identified 4 editions of the map, with multiple states, by Bellin (plus a subsequent re-issue by Homann Heirs). The present map is an example of the first edition, but because it has been cut to the neat line it is not possible to say if it is the first or second state (see Kershaw for details). "An important map that Bellin used subsequently as a base for his later maps of the area, and one that was also copied extensively by numerous other cartographers [including the Homann Heirs, Bowen, Jefferys and Turner], through to the middle of the century. Cf. Kershaw,Early Printed Maps of Canada III:684 and 685; cf. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 622; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 744.2.

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        MELISSELOGIA: or, The FEMALE MONARCHY. Being an Inquiry into the Nature, Order, and Government Of BEES, Those Admirable, Instructive, and Useful Insects. With a New, Easy, and Effectual Method to preserve them, not only in Colonies, but common Hives, from that cruel Death, to which their Ignorant, Injurious, and most Ingrateful Owners so commonly condemn them. A Secret unknown to past Ages, and now Published for the Benefit of Mankind. Written upon Forty Years Observation and Experience

      London:: Printed for the Author, and Sold by N. Thorley, and J. Davidson .... 1744.. 8vo: a - b^8 c - d^4 [-d4, = frontis?] B - O^8. 7-3/4" x 4-7/8". 1st edition (Harding et al, BRITISH BEE BOOKS, 97). xliii, [3], 206, [2] pp.. Handsome modern dark tan half-calf binding, skillfully executed in a period style, with muted green marbled paper boards.. Binding - Fine. Text-block ex-lib, with 2 library stamps. Period. pos & notes, dated 1744, to preliminary blank. VG+.. "Of English writers, Thorley was the first to mention having found wax scales in the pockets of worker bees. The frontispiece is a copy of Cesi's three bees- the first drawing of bees made with the aid of a microscope, 1625." [Harding, et al]. . Frontispiece. 4 inserted copperplate engravings, one folding.

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        Travels in India, during the years 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783 . . . The second edition, corrected. (BOUND AFTER) The Landscape, a didactic poem. In three books. Addressed to Uvedale Price, Esq

      I: Large folding engraving ("A Map of Part of Bengal and Bahar with the provinces of Benares, Allahabad, Oude and Agra) plus 14 engraved plates.& II: With 3 plates (2 with fold-outs). Contemporary tree calf, rebacked with the original red morocco and gilt spine laid down. Bookplate of Miss Williams, Penpont, on pastedown, small strip (with her ownership inscription) torn away from upper margin of title. Second edition, first printed the prior year. The plates to this account were engraved after the sketchbooks kept by the first professional British landscape painter to visit India. William Hodges (1744-1797) spent six years on the subcontinent under the patronage of the governor, Warren Hastings. Hodges was ravished by the beauty of the scenery, especially by the ancient architectural monuments, but also by the people, and he provides a touching account of the rite of Suttee. On his return he made and exhibited his paintings of views of India, publishing a set of forty-eight aquatints after them as Travels in India, as well as A dissertation on the prototypes of architecture, Hindoo, Moorish, and Gothic in which he championed Indian architecture as equal to the classical.& & Hodges had obtained the rudiments of drawing as an errand boy at Shipley's drawing school. His talent was recognized by Richard Wilson, R.A., who took him on as an assistant and pupil. Through the patronage of Lord Palmerston, Hodges obtained a post as draftsman on Captain Cook's second voyage to the South Seas and, on his return was retained by the Admiralty to complete the drawings and superintend their engraving for the published account of the voyage. His first exhibition at the Royal Academy was of a view of Otahite in 1776. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1786, and a full member in 1787.& & II. First edition. The publication of The landscape resulted in a public controversy, in part for its critique of the landscape architectural styles of Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton, but more for the author's skeptical viewpoint and liberal politics. The author was dubbed by Horace Walpole as "the Knight of the Brazen Milk-Pot" (after the small brazen pot, plate III) and vilified for an "insolent and self-conceited poem." In actuality, the controversy was largely motivated and fueled by Knight's The progress of civil society (1796).& & Knight (1750-1824), antiquary, numismatist, and Liberal MP, was the author of A history of phallic worship and An inquiry into the symbological language of ancient art and literature. The dedication is to his close friend and neighbor, Uvedale Price, the author of Essays on the picturesque,who shared his desire to reform popular taste. Knight's extensive collection of classical bronzes, coins, gems, and drawings was given to the British Museum.& & The Williams family were prominent landowners in South Wales, with a seat at Penpont. A Miss Williams, Penpont, appears on the subscriber's list to W.E. Bickmore's A course of historical and chronological instruction (London, 1836).&

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        Histoire Naturelle des Abeilles; Avec Des Figures en Taille-Douce

      Les Freres Guerin, Paris, 1744. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes bound in one in contemporary 1/4 calf, worn with a split to the spine leather and lacking the lettering piece, but intact and still an attractive period binding, now housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. Old notes to title, title and half title loose, scattered foxing and occasional stains, discoloration to the final plate, but generally very clean. xvi, 412pp; iv, 441, (3)pp, with 12 engraved plates including duplicates of plates 4, 9, 10 and 11. A mixture of observational natural history with the moral analogy to domestic economy and novelistic tone that was popular at the time. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Natural History & Resources; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043324. .

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        Theoria motuum planetarum et cometarum. Continens methodum facilem ex aliquot observationibus orbitas cum planetarum tum cometarum determinandi... -

      Berlin, Haude, (1744).In-4. Legatura coeva in pergamena. Vignetta sul frontespizio, un'illustrazione a p. pag. n.t. (in molti esemplari usata come antiporta), e 4 tavv. ripieg. inc. in rame. 188 (mal num. 187) pp.; uniformi e lievi arrossature e qualche fioritura, data la qualità della carta, ma esemplare con margini particolarmente ampi. Prima edizione della prima opera d'astronomia di Euler, di notevole importanza per la dinamica. Secondo Lalande «ce livre est le premier où l'on ait traité analytiquement les orbites des planètes et des comètes». Houzeau & Lancaster 11948. DSB IV, 471: «A fundamental work on calculation of orbits». First edition of Euler's first work on astronomy. According to Lalande it contains the first anlytical theory of planetary and cometary motion. With a vignette on title, a full page engr. illustration, and 4 folding engr. plates. Mild uniform browning and some light foxing, but a good copy with particularly wide margins.

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        [Melisselogia] or the Female Monarchy: 1st Ed.;

      London, for the Author, 1744.. HARDBACK, later half-calf with marbled boards, gilt lettering on red spine labels, frontispiece, pages: xliv, 206, [ii] - plate explanations, plates 4 (1 folding), 122mm x 198mm (4.75" x 7.75"), some light marks on covers, very small tear in fore-edge of frontispiece expertly repaired, small piece (30mm x 10mm) missing from bottom corner of two pages (not affecting text), light off-setting of frontispiece and plates, some light occasional marginal browning, otherwise a very fine, bright copy. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library. British Bee Books No. 97. Frontispiece taken from Cesi's Apiarium, 1625 - the first drawings of bees as seen through a compound microscope - which most likely belonged to Galileo.* (not acknowledged by Thorley). Thorley was the first to record in English that wax scales were found in the pockets (= the four pairs of wax glands found under the abdomen of a worker bee) of bees. He also used smoke from puffballs as a narcotic and in Plate 4 he is shown examining some narcotized bees and searching for the queen. *Freedberg, 2002, The Eye of the Lynx.

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        Consilia Decisiones et Responsa Iuris, in quibus caussae et quaestiones illustres ex iure publico Germ. feudali, ecclesiastico et matrimoniali tractantur. Ex schedis paternis edidit Io. Christ. Gottl. Heineccius, pot. Boruss. Regi a Consil. Aulic..

      Vratislaviae, Impensis Ioannis Iacobi Kornii, 1744. 1744 In-folio (355x215mm), pp. (10), 732, (44) di indice, legatura coeva p. pelle marmorizzata con dorso a nervetti decorati in oro con titolo in oro su tassello rosso, filetti, fiorellini e tralci vegetali in oro entro scomparti. Frontespizio in rosso e in nero con vignetta incisa. Testo su due colonne. Bruniture e fioriture fisiologiche nei libri tedeschi di quel tempo. Bell'esemplare. Edizione originale, postuma. Nella raccolta, curata dal figlio dell'Heinecke, Johann Christian Gottlieb, compare anche in edizione originale il "De Quaestionibus quibusdam ad feuda Langharum, pot. Sardiniae Regi cessa, pertinentibus", una trattazione di diritto feudale relativa alle Langhe, cedute col Trattato di Vienna del 1738 a Carlo Emanuele III di Savoia, quale riconoscimento per la partecipazione alla guerra di successione polacca e a quella di successione austriaca. Il colophon indica come questo primo tomo, ma il solo esemplare censito in SBN / ICCU (Biblioteca Statale di Trieste) è anch'esso in un unico volume, così come le copie riscontrate in Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog, né vi è traccia di alcuna tomaison nella legatura. L'Heinecke (Eisenberg, 1681-Halle, 1741), giurista e filosofo, professore di diritto ad Halle, fu autore di numerosissimi scritti tradotti nelle principali lingue europee. Immensa fu la sua fama di giureconsulto, affidata soprattutto al "De Jure Principis circa civium studia" del 1738, in cui egli delegava al sovrano il diritto di assegnare ai sudditi la professione più confacente alle loro attitudini e il dovere di imporre in ogni ordine di scuole una sicura disciplina didattica. Tuttavia, i suoi studi si estesero a quasi tutti i rami del diritto e introdussero in esso il metodo cosiddetto "assiomatico", che consiste nel dare di un problema giuridico un'esatta definizione, deducendone poi tutti gli assiomi fondamentali, che diventano quindi i principi delle varie norme giuridiche. Cfr. (per il trattato sulle Langhe) Manno, 32801.

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        Discorsi... ne' sei libri di Pedacio Dioscoride Anazarbeo della materia medicinale: colle figure delle piante, ed animali cavate dal naturale... -

      Venezia, Pezzana, 1744.In-folio. Mezza pergamena antica, tassello sul dorso. Con centinaia d'illustrazioni inc. in legno n.t. di piante, circa 80 di animali (mammiferi, uccelli, pesci e molluschi), e alcune grosse raffigurazioni di fornaci con alambicchi per la distillazione. (152), 851 pp.; macchioline d'inchiostro con perdita di poche lettere su un foglio (Hh8), e piccolo rinforzo al margine esterno di un paio di fogli, altrimenti esemplare particolarmente fresco e ben conservato. Celebre erbario, in cui il noto medico e naturalista senese, commentando l?opera di Dioscoride (I sec. d.C.), riunisce e coordina tutte le conoscenze di botanica medica del tempo. Questa è l'ultima edizione in italiano con le stesse figure delle edizioni del Cinquecento. Nissen 1305 (includendola per errore tra le edizioni latine). Blake 292. Ceresoli 352: «Rara edizione...». The last Italian edition of the famous herbal. With hundreds of woodcut text illustrations. Very small ink stains in one leaf with loss of a few letters, small and neat repair to outer margin of a couple of leaves, otherwise a particularly fresh and fine copy bound in early 19th century half vellum.

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        Diocesi di Larino posta per la magior parte nella Provincia di Abruzzo Citra e per l?altra nel Contado di Molise

      - l?antico territorio della diocesi di Larino -carta geografica della zona conpresa tra i fiumi Biferno e Fortore, con Termoli, corrispondente all?antica diocesi di Larino. La carta proviene dal ?Memorie storiche, civili, ed ecclesiastiche della Città, e Diocesi di Larino, Metropoli degli Antichi Frentani? del Tria, ed è incisa da Carlo Grandi nel 1743. " -the ancient territory of the diocese of Larino-Map of the territory between the Biferno and Fortore rivers showing the town of Termoli, correspondent to the ancient diocese of Larino. This work is taken from the ?Memorie storiche, civili, ed ecclesiastiche della Città, e Diocesi di Larino, Metropoli degli Antichi Frentani"" by Tria and was engraved by Carlo Grandi in 1743. Copperplate, in very good conditions. Very rare." Roma Rome Lozzi I-2250., Coleti 92. 260 395

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        La secchia rapita? colle dichiarazioni di Gaspare Salviani? s'aggiungono la Prefazione, e le Annotazioni di Giannandrea Barotti? Le varie Lezioni de' Testi a penna, e di molte Edizioni; e la vita del Poeta composta da Lodovico Antonio Muratori? Seconda edizione.

      Per Bartolomeo Soliani 1744 Cm. 23, pp. (4) 508. Frontespizio in rosso nero con vignetta centrale, capolettera ornati, una tabella genealogica ripiegate e 18 belle xilografia a piena pagina (compresa l'antiporta ed il ritratto). Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena con titoli in oro su doppio tassello. Esemplare con gore marginali e moderate tracce d'uso, peraltro genuino e marginoso. Stimata edizione, munita di un poderoso apparato critico. Si tratta di una delle due versioni edite dal Soliani nello stesso anno che differiscono per la tecnica delle incisioni: la prima possiede intagli in rame, la seconda (la presente) in legno. Cfr. Gamba e Puliatti.

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        La secchia rapita poema eroicomico di Alessandro Tassoni patrizio modenese, colle dichiarazioni di Gaspare Salviani romano, s?aggiungono la prefazione, e le annotazioni di Giannandrea Barotti ferrarese; le varie lezioni de? testi a penna......

      Modena, Bartolomeo Soliani, 1744. 1744 In-4° (270x210mm), pp. LX, compreso il titolo stampato in rosso e nero, antiporta figurata, ritratto in medaglione a piena pagina, 490 pp., 1 c. (torre Ghirlandina), 12 tavole f.t. a piena pagina a inizio di ogni capitolo incise da vari calcografi e 5 tavole ripiegate f.t. (genealogia del Tassoni, il "Carroccio dei Modenesi", 2 grandi carte geografiche, fac-simile dell'autografo). Bella legatura in p. pelle marmorizzata coeva, dorso a cinque nervi con titolo su tassello in marocchino rosso e ricchi fregi in oro. Sguardie a piuma di pavone, tagli marmorizzati. Freschissimo esemplare. Magnifica edizione figurata del maggior poema eroicomico delle nostre lettere, corredata dagli apparati critici di Giovanni Andrea Barotti e dalle annotazioni del Tassoni medesimo, celato sotto lo pseudonimo "Gaspare Salviani". La prima edizione della Secchia stampata a Modena, fu quella pubblicata da Antonio Capponi nel 1700. Data la sua scorrettezza, negli ambienti culturali cittadini, dominati dalla figura del Muratori e dal suo gusto celebrativo per le memeorie patrie, si sentì l?esigenza di colmare questa mancanza, pubblicando un?edizione che fosse al contempo filologicamente corretta ed tipograficamente illustrata per rendere omaggio alla memoria del Tassoni. "Poema contro le ire municipali d'Italia, nel quale lo stile eroico ed il satirico fanno un terzo stile tutto nuovo", scriveva il De Sanctis nella "Storia della letteratura italiana" a proposito del poema tassoniano, - ispirato al leggendario antefatto di una secchia rapita dai Modenesi ai Bolognesi e di una guerra scatenata tra le due città nel XIII secolo, - di cui resta viva la felice satira del Conte di Culagna, sotto le cui spoglie il Tassoni aveva adombrato il suo nemico Alessandro Brusantini. Puliatti, I, 128 (cui si rimanda per la descrizione bibliografica, eccezionalmente dettagliata). Gamba, 2097: "Stimatissima edizione, colle dichiarazioni di Gaspare Salviani (sott'il cui nome si coprì il Tassoni stesso), colla vita dell'A. scritta da L. Antonio Muratori e con Prefazione e Annotazioni di Giannandrea Barotti". Quadrio, VI, 726. Brunet, V, 726: "Belle édition". Graesse, VI, p. 40. Barotti, pp. LIX-LX. Tiraboschi, V, p. 204. Rossi, pp. 88-92. Bariola, pp. 493-499. Boselli, pp. 38-40. Bossetti, p. 25. Vinciana, 3018: "Edizione assai pregiata per contenuto e veste tipografica, da tutti definita come la migliore edizione della Secchia". Razzolini, p. 345.

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        The Natural History of Bees: Containing An Account of their Production, their Oeconomy, the manner of their making Wax and Honey, and the beft Methods for the Improvement and Prefervation of them;

      London, printed for J. and P. Knapton, 1744.. HARDBACK, contemporary half--calf with marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine labels, raised bands on spine, pages: [xiii], 452, [xvi] - index, folding copper plates xii, 122mm x 198mm (4.75" x 7.75"), some marginal browning to first few pages and rear end-paper, otherwise a very fine, clean and bright copy. British Bee Books No. 96. From the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library.

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        MELISSELOGIA: or, The FEMALE MONARCHY. Being an Inquiry into the Nature, Order, and Government Of BEES, Those Admirable, Instructive, and Useful Insects. With a New, Easy, and Effectual Method to preserve them, not only in Colonies, but common Hives, from that cruel Death, to which their Ignorant, Injurious, and most Ingrateful Owners so commonly condemn them. A Secret unknown to past Ages, and now Published for the Benefit of Mankind. Written upon Forty Years Observation and Experience

      London:: Printed for the Author, and Sold by N. Thorley, and J. Davidson .... 1744.. 8vo: a - b^8 c - d^4 [-d4, = frontis?] B - O^8. 7-3/4" x 4-7/8". 1st edition (Harding et al, BRITISH BEE BOOKS, 97). xliii, [3], 206, [2] pp.. Handsome modern dark tan half-calf binding, skillfully executed in a period style, with muted green marbled paper boards.. Binding - Fine. Text-block ex-lib, with 2 library stamps. Period. pos & notes, dated 1744, to preliminary blank. VG+.. "Of English writers, Thorley was the first to mention having found wax scales in the pockets of worker bees. The frontispiece is a copy of Cesi's three bees- the first drawing of bees made with the aid of a microscope, 1625." [Harding, et al]. . Frontispiece. 4 inserted copperplate engravings, one folding.

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        Der Angriff und die Vertheidigung der Festungen...auf hohen Befehl ins Deutsche übersetzet, wie auch zu desto beqvemeren Gebrauch derer Preussischen Herren Officiers mit einigen Anmerckungen erläutert. 1.-2. Theil.

      Berlin, Chr. Sigismund Bergemann, 1744-45. 4to. Cont. hcalf. Raised bands, gilt back. Stamp on title. (20),172,(4)-(8),137,(3) pp. Engraved frontisp. and 47 folded engraved plates (numb. 1-33 + 3 and 1-11). One plate stained, a few a little browned, otherwise fine.. First German edition

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        The Art of Painting with the Lives and Characters of Above 300 of the Most Eminent Painters

      London: Charles Marsh, 1744 Containing a complete treatise of painting, designing and the use of prints. With reflexions on the works of the most celebrated masters, and of the several Schools of Europe, as well ancient as modern... To which is added, An Essay towards and English School. In full brown contemporary leather, usual scratches etc, has been repaired at some stage, corners and edges bumped and a little worn. Spine is modern, raised bands, gilt tooling, original title in gilt to black leather label. Internally, ink price to pastedown, new ffep, title page in red and black ink, a little light browning to extreme edges, (18), 430 pp, 2 small worm? holes affecting 6 pages of the dedication at base, translated by John Savage, first edition was in 1706 and there was a third edition in 1754. English painters from Robert Aggas to Mr Zoust or Soest! Fascinating! (ESTC T122836)

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