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        Le Secret des Francs-Macons, Avec un Recueil de leurs Chansons, précédé de quelques Piéces de Poesies.

      Titel mit Holzschnittvignette, ein Freimaurersymbol darstellend. 129 S. Dekorativer grüner HLdr. des 19. Jhdts. Caillet 8507 vgl. Wolfstieg 29956 (mit 3 Ausgaben von 1744, jeweils mit unterschiedlicher Kollation). - Seltener Druck aus dem Jahre der zweiten Augabe. - Vgl. Uvaroc 276 (bezweifelt die Autorschaft aufgrund einer Stelle aus Casanovas Memoiren). - Die berühmte Schrift Péraus, in der er die geheimen Riten der Freimaurer verrät. Auf S. 13-106 das berühmte "Secret des francs-macons" von Gabriel Louis Calabre Pérau (vgl. Wolfstieg 29956), eine Verräterschrift, die großes Aufsehen erregte. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Titel etwas gebräunt und mit kl. Reparatur an der oberen Ecke.

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        Les éléments de la médecine-pratique tirés des écrits d'hippocrate et de quelques autres médecins anciens et modernes

      François Barbut, Bésiers 1744 - Plein veau de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré portant la pièce de titre, tranches rouges, gardes en papier marbré. Deux tomes en volume in quarto (245x183 mm), xxii-(8)-380 / xxviii-166-(2) pages Coiffe inférieure et coins abîmés . Édition originale. Docteur en médecine de l'académie de Montpellier, Jean Bouillet contribua à fonder l'académie de Bezier dont il fut le secrétaire pendant cinquante-cinq ans. Cet ouvrage est un recueil de mémoires intéressants sur dilferents sujets, précédés de plusieurs morceaux d'Hippocrate, de Baillon et de Lomnius. On y trouve un extrait de James sur la rage, un discours sur la mauvaise qualité des champignons ou encore un mémoire intéressant sur le climat à Bézier et en général sur les maladies particulières qui y ont régné depuis 1730 jusqu'en 1742. Très bon exemplaire. Dezeimeris [I, p.489] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title in gilt on lettering-piece, red edges, marbled endpapers. Two parts in one 4to (245x183 mm), xxii-(8)-380 / xxviii-166-(2) pages Lower cap and corners worn. . First edition. Dezeimeris [I, p.489] In quarto / 4to 1338g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notitia Monastica; Or, An Account of All the Abbies, Priories, and Houses of Friers, Heretofre in England and Wales; and also of all the Colleges and Hospitals Founded Before A.D. MDXL

      London: John Tanner, 1744. Folio. xliv, (10), 722 pp followed by the index and several pages of corrigenda. Frontispiece portrait of the author; engraved vignette on title page, repeated on last leaf; three plates depicting the arms of 213 monasteries described in the text. Contemporary full calf; spine in 7 compartments with raised bands; leather lettering label, gilt. Pp. 405-408 and 619-620 misnumbered, 403-406 and 919-920 respectively. Printer's records indicate 500 copies printed.Hinges cracked but firm, spine tips worn, tiny closed tear on the title page, else this is a very good copy. ESTC T92354. Very good.

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        Theatrum botanicum, Das ist: Vollkommenes Kräuter-Buch, worinnen allerhand Erdgewaechse, Baeume, Stauden und Kraeuter, welche in allen vier Theilen der Welt,..hervorkommen, neben ihren sonderbaren Eigenschaften, Tugenden, und vortrefflichen Wirkungen, auch vielen herrlichen Arzneymitteln und derer Gebrauche, wider allerley Krankheiten an Menschen und Vieh,...mit nützlichen Marginalien vorgestellet sind.

      [Basel], Hans Jacob Bischoff 1744. \"Gr. 4°. Schmutztitel, Gest. Front., Titelbl. (in rot-schwarz Druck), 1 Bl. (Vorbericht), Gest. gef. Porträt, 4 Bl., 1216 S. (Zweispaltiger Druck), 30 Bl. (Register, Das Namensreg. der Kräuternamen in 9 Sprachen). Mit über 1200 gest. Abb. im Text u. zahlr. Zierleisten und Vignetten. Lederband d. Zt. auf 6 Bünden, mit 2 Rüschi. u. Rundumrotschnitt, Rü. m. aufwendiger Goldpräg. Rü. m. großer Fehlstelle u. 4 unscheinbaren Wurmgängen; Kanten berieben, Ecken bestoßen; Einbd. etw. beschabt. Titelaufnahme auf hinterem Einbd.deckel montiert. Die ersten Bll. u. Registertl. m. leichten Wasserspuren u. etw. stockfleckig, das Portr. m. mehreren Einrißen (diese teilw. laienhaft unterleg). Einige Bll. fingerfleckig, ansonsten innen sehr frisches, sauberes Exemplar.\" Vgl. dazu: Heilmann 343, Nissen BBI 3211 (unter Mattioli) u. Pritzel 10532: Der Erfolg seines Basler Kollegen Verzascha veranlaßte den Professor der Botanik, Th. Zwinger (1658-1724), dessen Buch noch einmal zu überarbeiten. Er gab es 1696 in Basel bei J. Bertsche heraus. - Vorliegendes Exemplar ist in der durch den Sohn Zwingers, den Arzt und Botaniker Friedrich Zwinger (1707-1776) herausgegebenen und rund um ein Viertel vermehrten zweiten Ausgabe. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Kräuterbuch, Botanik, Naturwissenschaft, Planzen, Heilkunde, Medizin

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        Erster Theil einer ausführlichen Anleitung zur Bürgerlichen Bau-Kunst

      1744 - Erster Theil einer ausführlichen Anleitung zur Bürgerlichen Bau-Kunst enthaltend ein Lexicon Architectonicum oder Erklärungen der üblichsten Deutschen/ Frantzösischen/ Italiänischen Kunst-Wörter der Bürgerlichen Bau-Kunst/ nicht minder derer schweren Lateinischen Vitruvianischen zu gemeldter Bau-Kunst gehörigen Wörter entworffen von Johann Friedrich Penther, Königl. Großbritannischen Rath, Professore auf der Georg-August-Universität und Ober-Bau-Inspectore. - Augsburg : Pfeffel, 1744. - 6 Bl., 164 S., 3 Bl. (Figuren-Reg.), 30 gef. Bl. (Kupferst.). 36 x 24 cm. Marm. Pappband d. Zt. (Rückwand lose, Bindung gelockert, 3 Lagen hinten lose, stark gebrauchsspurig) /Textseiten braun- und fingerfleckig, Kupfertafeln im Randbereich gebräunt, teils wasserfleckig oder mit Randläsuren, Tafel 1 im Falz gerissen, Tafel XVI stärker beschädigt, Titelblatt unfrisch, stark fleckig, 2 Widmungsblätter lose, wobei die obere Hälfte vom ersten Blatt fehlt, mehrere ident. Besitzstempel/ - Johann Friedrich Penther war ein dt. Mathematiker, Architekt und Bergrat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, e di molte edizioni; e la vita del poeta composta da Lodovico Antonio Muratori Bibliotecario del serenissimo Signor Duca di Modena.

      1744. In Modena, Bartolomeo Soliani, 1744. In 4to (cm. 27); pergamena coeva; antiporta incisa in azzurro; pp. LX, ritratto dell'Autore in azzurro; pp. 92 + pp. 489, (1) + 12 tavole incise a piena pagina stampate in AZZURRO; 2 grandi carte geografiche (51x39): entrambe stampate in AZZURRO: Tavola geografica del Padovano e della Romagna; Tavola geografica del Modenese, entrambe del Professore Domenico Vandelli. Una tavola ripiegata: Carroccio de' Modenesi in azzurro; Una tavola genealogica de' personaggi della Casa Tassoni di Modena: Un facsimile d'autografo in azzurro; una tavola con la Ghirlandina. Rara e preziosa tiratura di pregio in AZZURRO, stampata in pochi esemplari probabilmente per le famiglie nobili modenesi. PRIMA edizione modenese della "Secchia". Edizione assai pregiata per contenuto e veste tipografica, da tutti definita come la migliore edizione della "Secchia"... Axs

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        Brevissimum gnomonices castronianae compendium.

      Stefano Amato,, Palermo, 1744 - In 4° gr. (28,7 x 20). Pp. 42. Con 3 tavole di diagrammi ripiegate f.t. Ottimo e fresco esemplare in sontuosa legatura tutto marocchino rosso scuro con fregio centrale a rombo entro doppia cornice decorativa (reinserita); un piccolo danno al dorso ornato, senza tassello. Unica edizione, rarissima (attualmente in SBN è censito il solo esemplare della Casanatense). E’ un apprezzabile compendio dell’arte gnomonica; l’opera segna il completamento dei precedenti studi stampati dal C. (1686-1748) sul tema applicativo degli orologi solari. Il matematico appartenente all’Ordine domenicano fu anche noto per la sua indefessa attività di insegnamento, culminata a Malta ai Cavalieri dell’Ordine gerosolimitano. RICCARDI, I-301, n.7.

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        Pianta del corso del Fiume Tevere, e sue adiacenze, dall'influenza del Nera fino al mare e profilo di livellazione il tutto fatto l'anno MDCCXLIV per comando di N.S. Papa Benedetto XIV felicemente regnante.

      Roma 1744 - Celebre pianta del bacino fluviale del Tevere, dalla Nera a Gavignano, delineata da Andrea Chiesa e Bernardo Gambarini, costituita da quattro tavole incise su rame da Carlo Nolli e, limitatamente alle parti decorative e vedutistiche, da Giovan Battista Piranesi. Le tavole delineano con il massimo rigore scientifico che gli strumenti dell'epoca consentivano, il bacino fluviale dalla Nera a Gavigano, e sono corredate da profili, sezioni, vedute di ponti, ecc. La pianta fu riprodotta nell'opera di Chiesa-Gamberini "Delle cagioni, e de' rimedi delle inondazioni del Tevere. Della somma difficolta' d'introdurre una felice, e stabile navigazione da ponte Nuovo sotto Perugia fino alla foce della Nera nel Tevere, e del modo di renderlo navigabile dentro Roma", edita nel 1746 da Antonio de Rossi. I due iingegneri bolognesi furono chiamati a Roma verso la fine del 1743 da Benedetto XIV perché redigessero un'accurata Relazione sulle condizioni del Tevere e venisse proposta una soluzione al problema delle continue inondazioni del fiume. Chiesa e Gamberini, dopo accurati rilievi, illustrarono il loro lavoro in una "Relazione sopra il modo di render navigabile il Tevere dentro Roma", datata 30 novembre 1744, corredata di 10 grandi mappe originali che furono ridotte e incise dal Nolli per la loro opera del 1746. Le quattro tavole della Pianta del fiume, circa cm 40 x 68,7 cad, non numerate, furono impostate per essere giustapposte in senso verticale, secondo il corso del fiume: a) cm 42,2x69,7. Corso del Tevere dalla Nera a Gavignano; corredata di un profilo di livellazione, sezioni varie e vedute del ponte Felice e del ponte Sisto b) cm 42x69,2. Corso del Tevere dal fosso di Ponzano al fosso di Monte Rotondo; corredata di sezioni varie e di un profilo di livellazione e delle vedute di Ponte Quattro Capi; della facciata di S. Bartolomeo all'Isola e del ponte Ferrato c) cm 43,5x69x5. Corso del Tevere dall'Osteria Nuova del Duca Grillo, al Porto di Ripetta; corredata di sezioni e di un profilo di livellazione con relativa scala grafica di 12 palmi romani. Vedute del Ponte Molle e del ponte S. Angelo. d) cm 43,7x69,7. Corso del Tevere dal Porto di Ripetta al mare; corredata di un profilo di livellazione. Rosa dei venti; vedute del ponte Molle e di Castel S. Angelo (continuazione delle precedenti). Quattro scale grafiche: 1. per l'altezza e la larghezza delle sezioni; 2. per la misura delle vedute e delle sezioni dei ponti; 3. per il tracciato del Tevere; 4. per il profilo di livellazione. La tavola reca il titolo entro un cartiglio ornato con lo stemma di Benedetto XIV e, in basso al centro, le sottoscrizioni degli autori "Delineata da Andrea Chiesa, e Bernardo Gambarini Ingegneri" e "Ridotta, e inc. da Carlo Nolli. In Roma con lic. de' Super." Incisione su rame, impressa su 4 doppi fogli di carta vergata coeva, a pieni margini, rarissime e sporadiche fioriture marginali, nel complesso in perfetto stato di conservazione. Opera di grande interesse storico e di elevata rarità. Dimensioni dei fogli: circa 55x81 cad. Four sheet wall map drawn by Chiesa and Gambarini, etched by Carlo Nolli & Giovan Battista Piranesi. Pope Benedict XIV commissioned engineers Andrea Chiesa and Bernardo Gamberini to prepare a survey of the full course of the Tiber River in order to anticipate problems of flooding and to explore the possibilities for navigation. In addition to the narrative which details this information, there are two maps. The smaller of the maps shows a more detailed view of the Tiber as it passes through Rome. The larger of the two maps, engraved by Giambattista Nolli, is included in four contiguous plates. It includes two vignettes of ruins and many profiles of altitudes of the river. There are also small views of several bridges and other features such as Ponte Molle, Ponte Sant'Angelo with Castel Sant'Angelo, Ponte dei Quattro Capi and Ponte Ferraro. It was only in 1939, that Lamerberto Donati identified that these unsigned engravings in the the P

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        ROTHENBERG/bei Schnaittach. "Accurate Vorstellung der fürtrefflichen Chur Bayrischen Berg-Vestung Rothenberg gegen Abend, wie selbige unter der Regierung Sr. Kayserl. Majestät Carl VII. von denen Oesterreichl. Völckern im Jahre 1744 bloquirt ward". Gesamtansicht der Festung, im Vordergrund Belagerungsszene.

      - Kupferstich bei Christoph Weygelii Sen., um 1744, 21 x 31,5 cm. Lentner 10291: "Schöner Kupferstich. Sehr selten!". - Mit schmalem Rändchen.

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        Memoires pour servir a l'histoire d'un genre de Polypes d'eau douce, a bras en forme de cornes

      Paris: Durand, 1744. (4), xix, (1), 310; (4), 351, (3), 20 folding engraved plates. . HB. 2 vols, sm. 8vo, cont. calf, spines gilt with raised bands, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing, minor wear to head of spines & corners; joints beginning to crack, but quite firm. Nice set. Book-plates of Charles Atwood Kofoid and Herbert McClean Evans. This edition, published in France, was pirated from the first edition published in Leiden in the same year (which had only 13 plates). 'Trembley was one of the pioneers of experimental morphology. [This] work records how he cut hydras into several pieces, producing new individuals, and how, by cutting up the latter, he obtained a third generation. His experiments were of great importance to the study of regeneration of lost parts, he was the first to make permanent grafts and to witness cell-division' (Garrison-Morton).[Nissen ZBI 4163].

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        Theatrum botanicum, Das ist: Vollkommenes Kräuter-Buch, worinnen allerhand Erdgewaechse, Baeume, Stauden und Kraeuter, welche in allen vier Theilen der Welt,.hervorkommen, neben ihren sonderbaren Eigenschaften, Tugenden, und vortrefflichen Wirkungen, auch vielen herrlichen Arzneymitteln und derer Gebrauche, wider allerley Krankheiten an Menschen und Vieh,.mit nützlichen Marginalien vorgestellet sind.

      [Basel], Hans Jacob Bischoff 1744. - Gr. 4°. Schmutztitel, Gest. Front., Titelbl. (in rot-schwarz Druck), 1 Bl. (Vorbericht), Gest. gef. Porträt, 4 Bl., 1216 S. (Zweispaltiger Druck), 30 Bl. (Register, Das Namensreg. der Kräuternamen in 9 Sprachen). Mit über 1200 gest. Abb. im Text u. zahlr. Zierleisten und Vignetten. Lederband d. Zt. auf 6 Bünden, mit 2 Rüschi. u. Rundumrotschnitt, Rü. m. aufwendiger Goldpräg. Rü. m. großer Fehlstelle u. 4 unscheinbaren Wurmgängen; Kanten berieben, Ecken bestoßen; Einbd. etw. beschabt. Titelaufnahme auf hinterem Einbd.deckel montiert. Die ersten Bll. u. Registertl. m. leichten Wasserspuren u. etw. stockfleckig, das Portr. m. mehreren Einrißen (diese teilw. laienhaft unterleg). Einige Bll. fingerfleckig, ansonsten innen sehr frisches, sauberes Exemplar. Vgl. dazu: Heilmann 343, Nissen BBI 3211 (unter Mattioli) u. Pritzel 10532: Der Erfolg seines Basler Kollegen Verzascha veranlaßte den Professor der Botanik, Th. Zwinger (1658-1724), dessen Buch noch einmal zu überarbeiten. Er gab es 1696 in Basel bei J. Bertsche heraus. - Vorliegendes Exemplar ist in der durch den Sohn Zwingers, den Arzt und Botaniker Friedrich Zwinger (1707-1776) herausgegebenen und rund um ein Viertel vermehrten zweiten Ausgabe. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Travels of the Late Charles Thompson, Esq Vols I & II

      J Newberry and C. Micklewright at the Bible and Crown in the Market Place 1744 - Very old volumes from 1744 being volumes I &II of three. Title page states that this is from the Travels of Charles Thompson, Esq, and containing his observations of on France, Italy, Turkey, The Holy Land, Arabia, and Egypt, and many other Parts of the World; giving a particular and faithful account of what is most remarkable in the Manners, Religion, Polity, Antiquities, and the Natural History of those Countries: With a Curious description of Jerusalem, as it now appears, And other Places mention'd in the Holy Scriptures. The Whole forming a compleat View of the ancient and modern State of great part of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Published from the author's original manuscript, interspers'd with the remarks of several other modern Travellers, and illustrated with Historical, Geographical, and Miscellaneous Notes by Editor. Adorn'd with Maps and Prints. I have added pictures for you to see condition issues, but will gladly send additional pictures, and answer any questions. There are obvious condition issues with books from this time frame. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mock Orange

      The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands 1744 - Paper size: 20” x 14”; Framed: 24” x 20 1/2”. Hand-colored copperplate engraving. Catesby’s Natural History is considered to be one of the great achievements of natural science in the 18th century. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph Letter Signed, to Edward Bromfield sending his thanks to Bromfield for giving an apprenticeship to his son and to consenting to his son's marriage to Bromfield's daughter. Also sending best wishes to the young couple

      Andover, [Massachsetts], 1744. 3 pp text, 1 p. address, on one leaf. 1 vols. 6-3/8" x 8". Slightly chipped, small portion lacking (due to removal of seal) with no loss of text, customary browning, else fine. 3 pp text, 1 p. address, on one leaf. 1 vols. 6-3/8" x 8" Phillips was the minister of the parish of South Andover for 60 years (until his death in 1771), and author of an "Elegy" (1718) and numerous religious treatises and occasional sermons. His son, John, became a merchant in Exeter, NH, and a member of the New Hampshire council for several years and a liberal benefactor of Princeton and Dartmouth. His writing is a fine example of the lavish, convoluted prose (complete with 3 footnotes!) of 17th century élite Americans, to wit: "I would therefore take leave to give thanks to your self (sir) and to Madam also your worthy consort, for your many past kindnesses (too many to be now recited) to my son, during the time of his apprenticeship; and more especially, for your last & greatest, since the Expiration of the Term, viz. in giving him your Eldest Daughter in marriage, and thereby acknowledging him for a son."

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        LA SECCHIA RAPITA. POEMA EROICOMICO. MODENA, BARTOLOMEO SOLIANI, 1744.

      MODENA, BARTOLOMEO SOLIANI, 1744. In-4°; LX pp. compreso il titolo stampato in rosso e nero, antiporta figurata, ritratto in medaglione a piena pagina, 490 pp., 1 c. (torre Ghirlandina), 12 tavv. f.t. a piena pagina a inizio di ogni cap., 5 tavv. ripiegate f.t. (genealogia del Tassoni, il "Carroccio dei Modenesi", 2 grandi carte geografiche, fac-simile dell'autografo). Tutte le illustrazioni in questo esemplare sono stampate in blu. Buona legatura di fine '700-primi '800 in tutta pergamena, tassello in marocchino con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, triplo filetto in oro ai piatti, tagli rossi. Bell'esemplare (ex libris Giovanni Treccani degli Alfieri). Ottimo esemplare, con le illustrazioni stampate in blu, della più bella edizione della "Secchia rapita". "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" (Gamba). Puliatti 128. Gamba 2097.

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        The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules to Judge of the Changes of the Weather, Grounded on Forty Years Experience: To which is Added a Rational Account of the Causes of such Alterations, the Nature of the Wind, Rain, Snow…

      W. Bickerton,, London: 1744 - 8vo, later cloth backed marbled boards, [2], viii, 64 pp. Binding worn, splitting at joins with some tears on the spine, normal aging, but internally very good. This work was first published in 1670 as "The Shepherd's Legacy." Although it is unsure who the shepherd of Branbury was, it is possible that it was John Claridge. The OCLC repeating from the introduction of G.H.T. Kimble indicates that in the 1946 edition, the author refers to himself as John in the original edition. It is believed that in the present edition, additions have been made anonymously by John Campbell (ESTC T12185). Claridge talks about the benefits of understanding the weather, and describes some of the tools that are used for that purpose in his introduction, including the value of observation. However, the main purpose of his work is to share the rules that help predict the weather, such as, small and round clouds will yield fair weather for two or three days, or the chance of rain when the Moon is new. OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae. Hrsg.: Imperatorskaja Akademija Nauk.

      Typis Academiae, St. Petersburg 1744 - Tomus IX. Ad annum MDCCXXXVII. [3] Bl., 452 S., Titelkupfer, 18 gefaltete Kupfertafeln. Halbleder der Zeit mit vergoldeten Rückenprägungen und Titelschild. Rundum Rotschnitt. Vorsätze in marmoriertem Papier. Einband beschabt, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Papier gelegentlich gebräunt und fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Istoria degli scrittori nati nel Regno di Napoli

      Felice Carlo Mosca 1744 - Tafuri Bernardino. - Istoria degli scrittori nati nel Regno di Napoli, In cui con ordine alfabetico si dà soccinta notizia della Persona, e delle Opere di quelli Scrittori, che fiorirono nel Regno .- In Napoli, nella stamperia di Felice Carlo Mosca, poi Gius. Severini Boezio, 1744-1770. Opera completa dei 9 volumi. in 12°, (cm.16X9), caratteristica legatura dell'epoca in pergamena con bordi ripiegati e lacci di chiusura parzialmente conservati. Alcuni fori di tarlo che a volte interessano in piccola parte il testo. Frontespizio e prime due pagine del tomo III parte V restaurate; tomo III, parte III erroneamente impaginato con frontespizio di altra opera edita dal Tafuri: Brevis Historia de Mutilensis urbis expugnatione, con tagli di alcune carte iniziali evidentemente appartenenti a questa opera spuria , testo del tomo integro. Arrossature , mancanza di alcuni occhielli e di alcune pagine all'indice di tre tomi, nel complesso più che discreto. Rarissimo, unica copia esistente completa dei nove volumi ? . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dell’impiego del danaro. Libri tre. Alla Santità di Nostro Signore Papa Benedetto decimoquarto

      presso Giannalberto Tumermani nella Via delle Foggie, 1744. 4to (cm. 20,6), XXII-(2)332 pp. Vignetta calcografica al frontis. Legatura coeva in pergamena rigida con titolo oro su tassello dipinto al ds. (scurita). Ottimo esemplare. Il nome dell’A. si ricava dalla Dedica. Edizione originale, rara. Einaudi, 3603; Kress, 251.

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        Analyse gèographique de l'Italie...

      chez la Veuve Estienne et Fils, 1744. Cm. 26, pp. xl, 288 (2). Con alcune testate in rame ed in xilografia e due carte geografiche più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura d'inizio '800 in mezza pelle con punte, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro su tassello. Arrossature a qualche carta, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale di quest'opera, arricchita delle carte geograficha dell'Italia: "Position des points discutes dans l'analyse géographique", "Parallele de contour de l'Italie". L'autore (1697-1782) fu geografo del re di Francia e la cartografia da lui prodotta (più di 200 carte) risulta un prodigio d'esattezza. A lui si riconosce il merito dei progressi nella cartografia settecentesca. I gioielli della sua produzione geografica sono le carte della Grecia, dell'Egitto, d'Italia e della Gallia.

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        Os, volger van Jan van - Dordrecht.

      SCHEPEN VOOR ANKER IN DE HAVEN VAN DORDRECHTTekening van een 19e-eeuwse volger van Jan van Os (1744-1808), met potlood, pen, bruine inkt en gewassen grijze inkt. Afm.: 15 x 22 cm. Van Os was geboren op Overflakkee, maar vestigde zich in ?s-Gravenhage als schilder, waar hij leerling was van Aert Schouman. Hij is zeer bekend om zijn bloemstillevens, maar maakte ook riviergezichten.?Zijne riviergezigten met juist geteekende beeldjes en beestjes geven blijk dat hij in dit vak niet onbedreven was.?? (Immerzeel, 1842, p. 284) Provenance: veiling Old Master Drawings, Christie?s Londen 25-26 juni 1974, lot nr. 265 prijs: ?875,- (incl lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Raccolta di Varie Favole, Delineate ed incise in Rame da Giorgio Fossati architetto - Recueil de diverses Fables dessinées et gravées par George Fossati.

      Venezia, MDCCXLIV, appresso Carlo Pecora (1744), - 6 tomi in 3 vol. in-quarto (295x225 mm.), Legatura coeva piena pelle marmorizzata in rosso e verde, riquadro a filetti oro sui piatti, dorso a nervi con fregi e titolo in oro, dentelle interna dorata e sguardie in carta marmorizzata. - Tomo I:) 2 titoli incisi in rame (testo in rosso e nero entro elaborato cartiglio in rosso, ff. (8, di cui 4 con le ''Allegorie'' delle favole), pp. 44, 1 testatina, 36 tavole a colori. - II:) due titoli a stampa con 2 vignette in saguigna al centro, ff. (6, di cui 4 con le ''Allegorie''), pp. 48, 1 testatina, 36 tavole a colori. - III:) due titoli con vignette in nero, ff. (2), pp. 76, 1 testatina, 36 tavole a colori - IV:) due titoli. con vignette in nero, ff. (2), pp. 59, 36 tavole. - V:) due titoli con vignette in nero, ff. (2), pp. 59, 36 tavole. - VI:) due titoli con vignette in sanguigna, ff. (2), pp. 36, 36 tavole. - Il testo delle fiabe antiche (a partire da Esopo) e moderne ? in italiano e francese, affiancati su due colonne per pagina. In totale l'opera ? corredata di 2 frontespizi incisi, 10 vignette a soggetto ripetuto, 3 testatine in bistro e 216 splendide tavole incise f.t. tirate in sanguigna, bistro, verde, azzurro, seppia; solo 27 sono le tavole impresse in nero. Unica edizione e prima tiratura di uno dei libri pi? inusuali stampati a Venezia nel XVIII secolo, rarissimo poi a trovarsi con le sei parti unite ed ancor pi? con le incisioni stampate nei diversi colori. La maggior parte degli esemplari furono posti in vendita con qualche volume interamente impresso in nero. L'autore Giorgio Fossati (Morcote in Canton Ticino, 1706 - Venezia 1785), allievo di Domenico Rossi, fu architetto, scenografo, incisore ed illustratore di libri; attivo a Venezia, dove risiedette dal 1716. A lui si deve l'innovativa tecnica di impreziosire le edizioni imprimendovi le illustrazioni in colore, tecnica che fu poi in genere applicata ad un limitatissimo numero di esemplari di poche eleganti edizioni veneziane. La presente opera, raffinatissima impresa editoriale, apparsa in piena atmosfera barocca, ? il capolavoro del Fossati: la sua rappresentazione degli animali ? realistica e personale, e notevole ? l'ambientazione delle scene in contesti con architetture barocche. Esemplare della tiratura di lusso in carta grande in-quarto, con le figure in varie tinte. (Esiste una tiratura in-8 gr., con le figure solo in nero). La loro variet? crea un eccezionale effetto grafico e cromatico. Buon esemplare proveniente dalla Chatsworth Library, con iscrizione impressa in oro sui tre piatti anteriori e tre ex-libris del VII Duca di Devonshire alle sguardie; cerniere e dorsi restaurati, alcune tavole a margini disuguali. Da segnalare l'anomalia (riscontrata in altri esemplari) relativa alla tavola n. 35 del tomo III, erroneamente numerata 9 e titolata ''D'un ubriaco e di sua moglie'' (come la favola 9) invece che ''D'un uomo pazzo e sua moglie'', ma il soggetto ? pertinente alla favola 35. Morazzoni p. 232 (conosce solo due tomi e li descrive assai male). Cat. Lapiccirella n. 168. Cohen-Ricci, col. 410. Thieme-Becker XII, 240. DBIt., vol. 49, pp. 495-7. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Vindication of the Conduct of Captain Christopher Middleton, in a Late Voyage on Board His Majesty's Ship the Furnace, for Discovering a North-West Passage...In Answers to Certain Objections and Aspersions of Arthur Dobbs, Esq..

      Dublin: Isaac Jackson, J. Kinneir and Z. Marineau and James Esdall, 1744. Undetermined. very good. 1st Dublin edition. [5],6-96,145-168,48 pp.pp. Octavo. Bound in modern half polished calf and marbled board. Marbled endpapers to match. Spine ruled in six compartments. Morocco label to match. The last 10 leaves have a small amount of mainly marginal worming which is not very noticeable. Overall a very clean attractive copy. Sabin 48858, Streeter 3636; TPL 187; NMM I-795. Arthur Dobbs, a wealthy and influential Irishman, became interested in the Northwest passage and convinced the Hudson's Bay Company was concealing it or obstructing its discovery. He was able, in 1741, to get the British Government to send an expedition, under Middleton, to Hudson Bay to search for the passage. Middleton discovered & explored Wager Bay, and returned to report that no passage existed from Hudson Bay - this infuriated Dobbs, who attacked Middleton in print, and led to the famous pamphlet war between the two. This is the first of the series, published by Middleton in defense against Dobbs initial attack. Very scarce, as are all in the series. Although the pagination appears to be non continuous, as with many 18th century books the text is complete. 1744

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        Remarks upon Capt. Middleton's Defence: Wherein His Conduct During His Late Voyage for Discovering a Passage from Hudson's Bay to the South-Sea Is Impartially Examin'd; His Neglects and Omissions in That Affair Fully Prov'd; The Falsities and Evasions in His Defence Expos'd ; The Errors of His Charts Laid Open, and His Accounts of Currents, Streights, and Rivers, Confuted; Whereby It Will Appear, with the Highest Probability, That There Is Such a Passage As He Ent in Search of.

      London: Jacob Robinson for the Author, 1744. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Edition. [12], 171 pp.pp. Octavo (14 X 22 cm.) Original full mottled calf. Corners and boards a bit worn. Spine ruled in six compartments. New spine title label to match. Large folding map. Half title. A very attractive clean copy with good margins. With the contemporary signature of Cha. Waterford on the front endpaper. TPL 194, Sabin 20407. One of the early salvo's in the pamphlet war between Dobb's and Middleton which waged between 1743 and 1745. All in the series are rare and the complete set of seven items made 212,500 pounds in 2014. 1744

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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 [and London]: Printed for W. Innys, A. Ward ., 1744. First Hogarth Edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by Vertue, and 16 engraved plates by J. Mynde after WILLIAM HOGARTH. xxxvi, [42, subscriber], 424, [16, index]; 446, [24, index, errata] pp. The second volume is printed in London by J. Bettenham for the same booksellers. 2 vols. 8vo (7-3/4 x 5 inches). Bound in three quarters modern brown calf and cloth, gilt spines, t.e.g. Exceptionally fine set, clean and fresh throughout. Hogarth, William. First Hogarth Edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by Vertue, and 16 engraved plates by J. Mynde after WILLIAM HOGARTH. xxxvi, [42, subscriber], 424, [16, index]; 446, [24, index, errata] pp. The second volume is printed in London by J. Bettenham for the same booksellers. 2 vols. 8vo (7-3/4 x 5 inches). First edition with Hogarth's Illustrations. First edition with Grey's Notes and the first edition with Hogarth's rollicking illustrations. ESTC T2679

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        Welt Charten, worauf die Reise nach Indien, und wider zuruck nach Europa, mit Puncten angewiesen nebst denen Konigreichen, vornehmsten Insuln, Gewassern, und Landern, so der er Benahmungen, das mehreste in Deutschen zu lessen ist

      1744 - Wilhermsdorf: J.C. Tetschner, 1744. 235 x 270mm. A German double-hemisphere map of the world, with a North Pole projection in the upper cusp. A plate from the 'Allerneuster geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indien'.

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        Dell’impiego del danaro Libri tre. Alla Santità di Nostro Signore Papa Benedetto decimoquarto

      presso Giannalberto Tumermani nella Via delle Foggie, 1744. 4to (cm. 20,6), XXII-(2)332 pp. Vignetta calcografica al frontis. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo in oro su tassello dipinto al ds. (scurita). Ottimo esemplare. Il nome dell’A. si ricava dalla Dedica. Edizione originale, rara. Einaudi, 3603; Kress, 251.

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        Istoria di Trivigi Nuova edizione molto emendata, ed accresciuta di copiose correzioni, ed aggiunte fatte dall'autore stesso, e adornata di varie figure

      Gianbatista Albrizzi, Venezia 1744 - Seconda edizione dopo la prima del 1591: "divenuta assai rara la prima edizione (Treviso 1591), era pubblicata una seconda volta a Venezia nel 1744, per diretto interessamento del Consiglio di Rovigo, con, in pià , le correzioni e le aggiunte - la narrazione arrivava, assai brevemente, al 1623 - arrecate posteriormente dal B., e premessa la sua vita e l'elenco completo dei suoi scritti. Assai vasto l'assunto volto a ricostruire "dal principio" le vicende della "onoratissima regione", includente anche Altino, Oderzo, Ceneda, Feltre, Belluno, Treviso" (da Dizionario biografico Treccani). Ritratto dell'autore in antiporta e bella carta geografica del territorio di Treviso ripiegata in fine volume. Tutti i libri sono introdotti e chiusi da belle vignette incise con paesaggi urbani o rurali. Numero di tavole: 1 pp.(22), 610 altezza 29 larghezza 21 Legatura antica in mezza pergamena con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso in cattive condizioni: i piatti risultano molto danneggiati da esposizione ad umidità e questo problema ha coinvolto anche parzialmente le carte interne: l'antiporta con il ritratto dell'autore risulta incollata al contropiatto (e un tentativo di staccarla ha prodotto uno strappo, senza perdita di carta), la carta geografica ripiegata in fine volume presenta un'ondulazione della carta nella parte superiore, tutto il volume risulta interessato da una gora di umidità con tracce di muffa alle prime cc (fino ad A8) all'angolo superiore esterno delle carte, una gora di umidità alla cerniera delle carte compare nella parte superiore delle carte a partire da Ii8 per poi gradatamente estendersi a tutta la cerniera fino alla fine del volume; piccolo faro di tarlo vicino alla cerniera delle carte da Cc7 a Ee4. La legatura dei quinterni appare allentata.

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        Rimm milanes de Meneghin Balestreri accademech trasformae.

      1744. Cm. 28, pp. 174. Incisione al centro del frontespizio, ritratto di Giuseppe Imbonati cui l'opera è dedicata, curioso ritratto dell'autore, ed alcune eleganti testate e grandi finali figurati. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Legatura coeva in cartone alla rustica con dorso ricoperto in carta marmorizzata. Esemplare privo della prima carta (bianca). Peraltro marginoso (in barbe) e genuino. Prima edizione, rara ed elegantemente stampata. Cfr. Hoepli, 39; Predari, 372; Graesse, I, 282.

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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 [and London]: Printed for W. Innys, A. Ward ., 1744. First Hogarth Edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by Vertue, and 16 engraved plates by J. Mynde after WILLIAM HOGARTH. xxxvi, [42, subscriber], 424, [16, index]; 446, [24, index, errata] pp. The second volume is printed in London by J. Bettenham for the same booksellers. 2 vols. 8vo (7-3/4 x 5 inches). Bound in three quarters modern brown calf and cloth, gilt spines, t.e.g. Exceptionally fine set, clean and fresh throughout. Hogarth, William. First Hogarth Edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by Vertue, and 16 engraved plates by J. Mynde after WILLIAM HOGARTH. xxxvi, [42, subscriber], 424, [16, index]; 446, [24, index, errata] pp. The second volume is printed in London by J. Bettenham for the same booksellers. 2 vols. 8vo (7-3/4 x 5 inches). First edition with Hogarth's Illustrations. First edition with Grey's Notes and the first edition with Hogarth's rollicking illustrations. ESTC T2679

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        Arrets de Reglement Rendus par le Parlement de Provence (Rules of Judgments Rendered by the Parliament of Provence)

      JOSEPH DAVID & ESPRIT DAVID, AIX 1744 - leather chipping off, gilt on spine, edges rubbed, corners bumped, hinge cracking, pages age toned, hand written insert inside front cover, written in french DATE PUBLISHED: 1744 EDITION: 445 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANUDUCTIO AD EXCITATOREM CHRISTIANUM

      Augsburg, Germany: Joaonnis Caspari Bencard. Bound in contempory quarter leather over marbled boards. 1744. hb. Tall 4to, pp. 312, 176. Two volumes bound as one. Title page lettering in red and black . De Barzia was Bishop of Cadiz, and a famous seventeenth century preacher and sermon writer. His reputation rests primarily upon this volume, which was first published in Augsburg, Germany, in 1727, and translated and edited by another noted sermon writer, Joseph Ignatius Claus. The first section is entitled "In Dominicali" and contains 154 sermons, the majority of which are to be read on Sundays, but also sermons for Good Friday and Holy Thursday. The next section is entitled "in Festivali" and contains 81 sermons, three for each festival. These 232 sermons are together named "conceptus" for each is a concept, or thought, upon the special subject in hand. and are treated with earnestness, clarity, and brevity (most sermons are less than 1,000 words in length). At the end of the book is a comprehensive index of the material ("Index Materiarum") and an index of the words and subjects ("Index Rerum et Verborum"). Our copy is in what appears to be the original binding, now well-worn. The joints are cracked but holding. Contents foxed throughout but still perfectly readable and the binding is tight. .

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        Traite Philosophique des Loix Naturelles

      Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1744. First French language edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 1744, First Edition in French. Hardcover, 4to., full calf with 5 raised bands, gilt design and leather and gilt title label on the spine. 425 pp. (last page of text misnumbered as 435), plus errata and index. Lacks frontispiece. Half-title page is present, but detached. Missing the top 1.5-inches of leather at the spine. Otherwise Very good with unmarked, bold contents; sound binding. Light rubbing and loss to the leather at the foot of the spine and corners. Originally published in Latin as De Legibus Naturae in 1672. Digital images available upon request.

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        Os, volger van Jan van - Dordrecht.

      SCHEPEN VOOR ANKER IN DE HAVEN VAN DORDRECHTTekening van een 19e-eeuwse volger van Jan van Os (1744-1808), met potlood, pen, bruine inkt en gewassen grijze inkt. Afm.: 15 x 22 cm. Van Os was geboren op Overflakkee, maar vestigde zich in ?s-Gravenhage als schilder, waar hij leerling was van Aert Schouman. Hij is zeer bekend om zijn bloemstillevens, maar maakte ook riviergezichten.?Zijne riviergezigten met juist geteekende beeldjes en beestjes geven blijk dat hij in dit vak niet onbedreven was.?? (Immerzeel, 1842, p. 284) Provenance: veiling Old Master Drawings, Christie?s Londen 25-26 juni 1974, lot nr. 265 prijs: ?875,- (incl lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Atlas minor praecipua Orbis Terrarum imperia, regna et provincias, Germanieae potissimum, tabelli [20] exacte delineatis sistens.

      Augsburg: Ich. Martin. Will. Kunstverleger, 1744. Half CAlf . Very Good. Following the elaborate double paged Rococo allegorical title page, the artwork by Jacob Christoph Weyerman and engraved by Martin Gottfrid Grophius, there are 20 double paged hand-colored maps. Each double-paged map is 21 by 27 cm, and all have pictorial decoration, generally elaborate and largely allegorical in content. This collection of maps is a reduction by Lotter from the atlas of Seutter. The maps are of the world, shown in two maps, one of Europe, Asia and Africa, the other, of the Americas (depicting California as an island); Europe; Asia; Africa; North America (California is an island again here); South America; Spain; France; Britain; the Lowlands; Italy; "Germany"; Switzerland; Bohemia; Hungary; Poland; Russia; Turkey (the Ottoman Empire); the Holy Land; and Germany again, with a distance table. The maps are credited to Seutter, Lotter and/or Andr. Silbereisen, with a few uncredited. Interspersed, on the blank sheets -- there are generally two between each map -- are neatly written notes in Italian, contemporary with the publication, with place and other geographic and historic details relating to the maps, probably done by a geography student. The most interesting of these notes relate to the Americas, and we believe that the notes in general add interest to our copy. Note the title/frontis is uncolored.

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        Le prince des aigues marines et Le prince invisible Contes

      Paris: Coustelier, 1744. 12mo (15.2 cm, 6"). [2], 106, [2], [109]–190 pp.; 5 plts. Two fairy tales from Lévesque (1703–45), a well-educated and enthusiastic femme de lettres. The main title-page is printed in red and black, with an engraved publisher's vignette, and the first story opens with another vignette of romping cherubs, while the second story has its own half-title and headpiece vignette. The => five plates, delightfully stylish in high 18th-century French fashion, were engraved by Claude Duflos after Charles-Nicolas Cochin (fils).    This is an early edition; Le Prince des aigues marines was originally published in 1722 and at least one printing of both fairy tales together appeared in Amsterdam in 1735. The front fly-leaf bears an early inked annotation regarding the publication history, calling this the second edition.    The volume is uncommon: WorldCat locates only eight U.S. institutional holdings.         Cohen & de Ricci 643–44; Barbier, III, 1022; Sander 1212; Gumuchian, Livres de l'enfance (1931), 3775. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with two gilt-stamped leather title-labels, raised bands, and gilt-stamped pomegranate motifs in compartments; spine and edges rubbed, joints partially refurbished. French-swirl marbled endpapers, all page edges marbled, original silk bookmark still attached and present. Pages gently age-toned with a very few spots of light staining. => An uncommon and appealing volume.

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        Select Collection of Old Plays

      1744. First Edition . (DODSLEY, R.). A Select Collection of Old Plays. London: Printed for R. Dodsley, 1744. Twelve volumes. Small octavo, contemporary full tan calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, tan and black morocco spine labels. $2500.First edition of DodsleyÂ’s selection of 61 old English plays from the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, 12 very handsome volumes in full contemporary calf-gilt.“This collection contains 60 of the best and scarcest of the old English Plays, beginning with the Moralities and Mysteries. Much valuable information is interspersed throughout the volumes. ‘We may here perceive how this noble generation of poets, some of whose names are not familiar to us, have moulded our language with the images of their fancy, and strengthened it by the stability of their thoughtsÂ’ (Disraeli). ‘No species of fiction is so delightful as the Old English Drama; even its inferior productions possess a charm not to be found in any other kind of PoetryÂ’ (Macauley)” (Allibone I, 510). Includes plays by Massinger, Ford, Fletcher, Jonson, Marlowe, Chapman, Middleton, Killegrew, and many others. Also includes “A Dialogue on Plays and Players” in Volume XI. Engraved vignette title pages printed in red and black. A splendid set, most desirable in fine contemporary calf-gilt.

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        La secchia rapita Poema eroicomico. colle dichiarazioni di Gaspare Salviani. s'aggiungono la Prefazione, e le Annotazioni di Giannandrea Barotti.

      Modena 1744 - In 4°, pp. (4), 508, frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale con la famosa secchia e lo sfondo di Modena, capilettera ornati, una tabella genealogica ripiegata e 18 tavole incise in legno a piena pagina (compresa l'antiporta ed il ritratto del Tassoni). Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena, con titoli in oro su doppio tassello al dorso, piatti marmorizzati. Esemplare marginoso con gore marginali e moderate tracce d'uso. Rara e ricercata edizione. Si tratta di una delle due versioni del Soliani edite nello stesso anno: la prima possiede intagli in rame, la seconda (la presente) in legno. Seconda edizione [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les oeuvres magiques de Henri-Corneille Agrippa, mis en français par Pierre D'Aban, avec des secrets occultes, notamment celui de la reine des mouches velues

      Approuvé par moi Sargatanas[|Imprimerie de Bloquel ], 1744. - Approuvé par moi Sargatanas[ Imprimerie de Bloquel ], A Rome[ Lille] 1744 [1830 ?], Pet. in-12 (8,5x14cm), 108pp. (5), relié. - Edizione illustrata con un ritratto medaglione di frontespizio, meraviglioso talismano arabi, 4 altre schede (schemi e mosche Queen) e la figura del pentacolo in-text. Bound in piena pelle di pecora in marmo di tempo. Indietro con i nervi decorati. Come parte con la mancanza all'Avana pelle di pecora. Mancanza testa. Attrito. 2 angoli leggermente urtato. La carta marmorizzata guardia sembra essere stato cambiato nel XIX. Buona copia, fresco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée d'un portrait en médaillon au frontispice, du talisman merveilleux des Arabes, de 4 autres planches (diagrammes et reine des mouches) et de la figure du Pentacle in-texte. Certaines bibliographies donnent l'édition de Liège pour la première édition, cependant celle-ci n'est parue qu'en 1788, sans gravure. Simon Bloquel (1780-1863) fut imprimeur à Lille (in fine : Imprimerie de Bloquel). La particularité de cette édition tient à son illustration qui contient de nombreux grimoires. Reliure en pleine basane marbrée du XIXe, pastiche d'une reliure d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre avec manque en basane havane. Un manque en tête. Frottements. 2 coins légèrement émoussés. Planche de la p. 40 détachée. Bon exemplaire, bien frais.       Selon la légende, henri-Corneille Agrippa reçut la dictée des livres magiques du prince des ténèbres lui-même. Il rédigea Le livre de la philosophie occulte en 1531. L'auteur Pierre D'Aban reprend l'essentiel des spéculations d'Agrippa en les transformant en manuel de magie pratique. On y trouve donc les recettes précises des incantations, avec toutes les formules nécessaires, en français et en latin, puis de la magie noire pratique poue rendre une june fille amoureuse, pour empêcher les chiens d'aboyer, contre la douleur de la torture, les maladies, etc, et surtout la manière d'utiliser la mouche velue afin de dénicher les trésors qui se trouvent sous terre. Très précieux pour la magie occulte. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        The Works of Shakespear. Carefully Revised and Corrected by the Former Editions, and Adorned with Sculptures Designed and Executed by the Best Hands

      Oxford: . Imprimatur. Gualt Hodges, Vice-Can. Oxon, 1744-1743. First edition thus. skillfully rebacked to style in mid-1900s, contemporary speckled boards, all edges stained red. Some rubbing of edges of some boards, very light scattered foxing, overall very nice. Armorial bookplate in each volume. Large quarto. Six volumes, complete Illustrated with copper engraved frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare, two plates of the Westminster and Stratford monuments, 36 copper engraved plates (one for each play) and many decorative tailpieces by Hubert Gravelot after Francis Hayman. Gravelot actually created five of the plates due to time constraints From the library of U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Schwartz, 1912-2000 Sir Thomas Hanmer, 4th Baronet (24 September 1677 – 7 May 1746) was Speaker of the House of Commons from 1714 to 1715, discharging the duties of the office with conspicuous impartiality. He is, however, perhaps best remembered as being one of the early editors of the works of William Shakespeare. Hanmer's Shakespeare was published at Oxford in 1743-44, with nearly forty illustrations by Francis Hayman and Hubert Gravelot. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature states that "The print and binding were magnificent, and caused its value to rise to nine guineas, when Warburton’s edition was going for eighteen shillings. [Jaggard 499. Grolier, Shakespeare's Plays 11. Lowndes 2260].

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        The Itinerary of . In Nine Volumes. The second edition: collated and improved from the original MS. With the addition also of a general index.

      Oxford: Printed at the Theatre; for James Fletcher and Joseph Pote at Eton 1744 - 9 vols. bound in 5, engraved vignette on title-page of vol. i, 3 engraved plates, 1 folding, and illustrations in the text, occasional browning, some damp-staining in last vol., pp. [xiv], xxv, 146, [1]; [iv], xvi, 139, [1]; x, 174; xvi, 172; xxviii, 166; xviii, 146; xxvi, 143; xlviii, 104; 45; xliv, [ii], 134, 83, 8vo, contemporary calf, double gilt fillets on sides, red lettering pieces on spine, numbered in gilt direct, 2 upper joints with cracks, but a good solid set, slightly worm, engraved armorial bookplate, dated 1945, of Nathan of Churt. The first edition was printed by Hearne primarily for the use of the scholars of Oxford. He only printed 120 copies and it subsequently became almost impossible to obtain one and then only at considerable expense. Recognising its scarcity, and the demand for it, this second edition was published after Hearne's death, although the total number was still only 350 (300 small, and 50 large paper)- of which, 50 are now in Oxford college libraries:. Leland's 'undertaking was an extraordinarily ambitious one and marks the beginning of English topographical studies' (ODNB). (ESTC T135478)

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        Three Treatises.

      London: printed by H. Woodfall,, 1744. The First Concerning Art. The Second Concerning Music, Painting, and Poetry. The Third Concerning Happiness. Octavo (200 x 120 mm). Contemporary polished speckled calf, red morocco label to spine, compartments ruled and decorated in gilt, edges speckled red. Extremities a little rubbed with some very minor wear, boards slightly marked, front hinge gently cracked but holding, some light spotting to lower corners of front pastedown and front free endpaper, an excellent copy. First edition of the arts patron's first major work. Harris (1709-80), or "Hermes Harris" as he was latterly known, was a philosophical grammarian, a fellow of the Royal Society, and a trustee of the British Museum. He was in particular a passionate admirer of Handel's work and by the end of his life had amassed an important manuscript collection of Handel's works. His correspondence and diaries are rich with previously unknown details about the composer.

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