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        The Modern Cook: Containing Instructions for Preparing and Ordering Public Entertainments for the Tables of Princes, Ambassadors, Noblemen and Magistrates

      London: Thomas Osborne, 1744. Third Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary mottled calf, rebacked. Scattered minor browning. xl, 432pp; 6 folding plates. one torn at the first fold and lacking the remainder. Cagle 803a (the 1736 ed.), Originally published in English in 1733 (La Chapelle had been poached by Lord Chesterfield and brought to London), it survived early cries of plagarism from Massialot (of which it is guilty) to become one of the lasting contributions to 18th century cuisine in both English and French - his is one of the first books where one can recognizably trace recipes through to the present day. It is also the first to suggest cutting green beans lengthwise ("French style") and, perhaps straining the limits of credulity to provide something novel for the English palate, there is a recipe for a tea flavored custard. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000154.

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        Of the Use and Abuse of Parliaments : in Two Historical Discourses: Viz. 1. a General View of Government in Europe. (By A. Sidney. ) 2. a Detection of the Parliaments of England from the Year 1660 - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, Printed In The Year, 1744, 1744, Hardback, First EditionVery good copy bound in [later) aniline calf over marble boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly rubbed and toned as with age. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 0 pages; Physical desc. : 2 v. ([4], 332, *333-338*; [2], *333-336*, 337-718 p. ) ; 8o. Subject: Great Britain. Parliament - History - Early works to 1800. Part 1 is a reprint of a dissertation by Algernon Sidney. Referenced by: ESTC t131624.

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        THE METHOD OF TREATING GUNSHOT WOUNDS

      London: Printed for John and Paul Knapton, in Ludgate-Street. Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by 40%. . Sale price ends soon!***. 1744. Hardcover. Full tan leather bound cover with 5 raised bands and gilt decorated spine and covers has heavy wear and chipping. Boards and spine are straight. Front board is detached but present. Antiquated ex-libris plate on front marbled paste down. Binding is tight. Pages clean with only very mild toning and scarce foxing. Interior is in Very Good+ condition. ; 84 pages .

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        Portrait, Schabkunstblatt (Plattengröße 31,3 x 19,3 cm).

      - M.W. Fröling ad vivum pinx. I.I. Haid excudit A.V. (Augsburg). Plattenrand 31.3 : = = 19,3 cm. - Augsburg, 1744, Blattgröße 37 x 22 cm. Dieses sehr schöne Blatt zeig Heister als Halbfigur von vorn. Im Hintergrund gibt ein aufgezogener Vorhang den Blick auf eine Bücherwand frei, vor der eine präparierte Hand herabhängt. Unten links Füllhorn, unten Wappentier mit Helmzier in Kartusche. Umher Rocaillerahmen, in dessen Zwickeln oben links Aeskulapstab, oben rechts chirurgische Instrumente (Zange, Säge, Skapell). Unten Kartusche mit Inschrift: = = D.LAVRENTIVS HEISTERVS, .neb. Ducis Consilar. - Das Blatt war zunächst in J.Brucker, Bilder-sal, 3 Hehend, Augsburg 1744 verwandt worden. - Wellcome 1346/10.

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        A new & accurate map of Switzerland with its Allies and Subjects. Composed from the most approved maps &c. and regulated by astronom. observations.

      (1744),. 32.5 x 23 cm, carte gravee coloriee a la main avec petit plan de la ville de Geneve, coin inf. droite froisse, 1 feuille (42 x 28 cm).. Carte publiee dans: Emanuel Bowen, A complete system of geography. Being a description of all the countries, islands, cities, chief towns, harbours, lakes, and rivers, mountains, mines, &c. of the known world ... In two volumes, London, 1747.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Blumer 206.

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

      Paris: Les Freres Guerin, 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 the 12 engraved plates and 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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        Abrege de l'histoire des insectes, pour servir de suite a l'histoire naturelle des abeilles. Tome 1-4 (complete).

      . Paris, Guerin, 1744-1751. Four parts in four. Small 8vo. Text with 35 folded engraved plates. I (1744) xvi, 412 pp., plates. 1-7 [erroneously numbered 9); II (1747) ii, 298 pp., pls. 8-18); III (1751) 3 ll., 424 [1], pls. 1-21; IV (1751) 2 ll., 446 pp. pls. 22-35). Uniform contemporary marbled boards, spines with two raised bands and label. Title added in ink in an old hand.* One of the rarer and nicer French monographs on insects. The first two deal with bees. Well-illustrated. Ex libris from Rudolph Graf von Abensberg und Traun pasted in on front and an old handwritten name on the title page. Spine cover of volume 1 partly gone (the title is preserved), but holding firm. Nissen ZBI, 266; Horn-Schenkling, 962..

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        Historische, statistische, geographische und topographische Beiträge zur kenntniss des herzogthums Altenburg. Altenburg, 1818. Folio. With 38 hand-coloured engraved portraits (a few with signatures of the subjects), 1 uncoloured engraved portrait, engraved map of the area by L. Michaelis after A. Krehan, small engraved map in text showing the districts Paditz and Kotteritz, and 1 engraved text plate. Contemporary boards.

      Hiler, p. 845; Lipperheide Da47; not in: Colas; Engelmann; for the author: ADB XXXVIII, p. 176. First and only edition of a description of the Duchy of Sachsen-Altenburg, Germany, by Hans Wilhelm von Thümmel (1744-1824), a minister in the court of Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. With 38 beautifully hand-coloured plates, with portraits of dukes of the area and their spouses, all depicted with detailed costumes, including: Ernest, Elector of Saxony (1441-1486); Frederick William I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1562-1602), Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1699-1772), Princess Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen (1710-1729), etc.The first leaf (pages 1-2) is omitted as usual, as can be seen in the uncoloured digitized copy of the Bavarian State Library (www.digitale-sammlungen.de). With owner's inscription on title-page, some occasional minor foxing, a few plates slightly browned and the binding rubbed along the edges. Good copy.

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        De beknopte landmeet-konst. Leerende In 't korte, alles wat in 't gemeen, in de practijcke des landt-metens voor-komen kan. (.). In desen lesten druk, in vele plaatsen vermeerdert, voornamelijk met saaken, dijkagien, en inbraaken van polders, en herdijken aangaande. Hier by gevoegt het Tractaaat [sic] van de landt-maten door J.P. Dou, ende C.Fr. Eversdijk, en ander.

      Dordrecht, Mattheus de Vries, 1744. - 3 vols. in 1. Small 8vo. (XVI)+395+(3);(24);(24) pp. With engr. additional title, num. woodcut figs. Index. Hardcover. Contemp. half calf, gilt spine with gilt-lettered green morocco title label. Fine copy. (Corners sl. dam.; small old owner's label on pastedown). * Bierens de Haan 3579-3580 (notes). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE COUNTRIES ADJOINING TO HUDSON'S BAY, IN THE NORTH-WEST PART OF AMERICA: CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THEIR LAKES AND RIVERS, THE NATURE OF THE SOIL AND CLIMATES, AND THEIR METHODS OF COMMERCE, &c. SHEWING THE BENEFIT TO BE MADE BY SETTLING COLONIES, AND OPENING A TRADE IN THESE PARTS: WHEREBY THE FRENCH WILL BE DEPRIVED IN A GREAT MEASURE OF THEIR TRAFFICK IN FURS, AND THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CANADA AND MISSISSIPPI BE CUT OFF: WITH AN ABSTRACT OF CAPTAIN MIDDLETON'S JOURNAL, AND OBSERVATIONS UPON HIS BEHAVIOUR DURING HIS VOYAGE AND SINCE HIS RETURN.THE WHOLE INTENDED TO SHOW THE GREAT PROBABILITY OF A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE.

      London: Printed by J. Robinson, 1744. - [2],ii,211pp. plus folding engraved map "A New Map of Part of North America." Quarto. Handsome 20th-century panelled calf, elaborately gilt spine, leather label, raised bands. Fold lines of map expertly backed with tissue, with some small areas of unobtrusive paper repair. Titlepage with short horizontal tear to the outer margin, not affecting text. A few short marginal tears to text, with one repaired tear at F2. Overall, a very good copy. A large paper copy of this important attack on the Hudson's Bay Company monopoly in the Americas, with a valuable early account of the search for a northwest passage. Dobbs, later colonial governor of North Carolina, was an active opponent of the monopoly of the Hudson's Bay Company, pointing out that if they did not alter their policies, the French would quickly occupy the central plains to the west of their traditional areas of influence (as, in fact, they did). This and other works on a similar theme by Dobbs led to the investigation of the monopoly by a British Parliamentary committee in 1749. Dobbs never saw the Bay, and his information was largely based on French publications and Canadian sources, particularly that of Métis trader Joseph La France. According to Peter C. Newman, the account of La France's exploits is this work's "most valuable historical contribution" (EMPIRE OF THE SUN, [2000], p.213). The second main thrust of Dobbs' narrative concerns his advocacy of the necessity of searching for a northwest passage: he gives an account of the early exploration of the area, and of the opportunities that further exploration would offer. In addition, he fires the opening broadside in his attack on Christopher Middleton for his leadership of the 1741-42 expedition in search of a northwest passage. This controversy, played out in print, lasted for more than three years. FIELD 433. HOWES D373, "b." KERSHAW 422. LANDE 1144. NMM 796. PEEL 8. SABIN 20404. TPL 193. STREETER SALE 3637. VERNER & STUART-STUBBS 21. WAGNER NORTHWEST COAST 549.

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        Dissertation physique à l'occasion du nègre blanc.

      à Leyde: [publisher not given], 1744. - 6 leaves, 132 pp. Recent 1/4-leather and marbled boards. Several tiny knife slits repaired in title page. Very Good. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 215.1. Maupertuis's Dissertation "was the precursor of the Vénus physique of 1745, which was an enlarged and more fully analyzed argument against the then-dominant biological theory of the preformation of the embryo. Maupertuis argued convincingly that the embryo could not be preformed, either in the egg or in the animalcule (spermatozoon), since hereditary characteristics could be passed down equally through the male or the female parent. He rejected the vitalistic notion that some 'essence' from one of the parents could affect the preformed fetus in the other parent, or that maternal impressions could mold the characteristics of the offspring. A strict mechanist, although a believer in the epigenetic view of the origin of the embryo, he looked for some corporeal contribution from each parent as a basis of heredity" (D.S.B. 9: 187). Norman 1459. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, by William Bowyer [for] John Whiston, John Osborn, and Francis Changuion., 1744. Folio. Contemporary full panelled calf, neatly rebacked retaining the original spine. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 3 plates. Light foxing throughout, creasing smoothed and very slight chipping to free endpapers, restoration to spine and corners. An account of all the religious houses in England and Wales. First published at Oxford in 1695; this second edition has additions by the author's brother, John Tanner.

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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 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uain Glory. A Pretty Independent Print.

      London 1744 - Broadside, folio, engraved, printed one side as issued. A Satire addressed "To the Independent El-----rs of W-----" on the unpopularity of John Perceval, Second Earl of Egmonty (1711-1770) after his desertion of the Independents to whom he had owed his election for the seat of Westminster. He was so unpopular that he had to seek another seat at the 1747 Parliamentary Election. In the engraving Perceval leans on his family history whilst in the background are Whitehall and the Equestrian statue of Charles I.Supposedly drawn by "Adam Stanup of Eden Pinxit" and engraved by "Dame Eve his Wife Sculptit" BM. No. 2615

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        Histoire Naturelle des Abeilles; avec des Figures en Taille-Douce.

      Paris, Freres Guerin, 1744. 2 volumes. 8vo (170 x 95mm). pp. xvi, 412; iv, 441, (3), with 16 engraved folded plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spines with 2 red gilt lettered labels (slighlty worn). An anonymously published work. "Le Dr. Gilles Augustin Bazin (1681-1754) publia quelques notes mais surtout édita, anonymement, deux ouvrages où est reprisé et résumée, en forme d'entretiens et de lettres, l'oeuvre de Réaumur: 'Histoire Naturelle des Abeilles'... et 'Abrégé de l'Histoire des insectes pour servir de suite à l'Histoire Naturelles des Abeilles'" (J. d'Aguilar. Hist. de l'entomologie pp. 154-3)".//Provenance: Bookplate of J. d'Aguilar.//Horn-Schenkling 589 (quoting the wrong number of plates).

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        Breviarium Monasticum Pauli V. ac Urbani VIII. Summorum Pontificium auctoritate recognitum, pro omnibus sub regula SS.mi P. Benedicti militantibus, in quo sunt omni studio disposita Officia Sanctorum, ut nihil amplius desiderandum ... (Truncated)

      Venetiis, Ex Typographia Balleoniana, 1744Full Book Title: Breviarium Monasticum Pauli V. ac Urbani VIII. Summorum Pontificium auctoritate recognitum, pro omnibus sub regula SS.mi P. Benedicti militantibus, in quo sunt omni studio disposita Officia Sanctorum, ut nihil amplius desiderandum supersit.In quattuor Anni Tempora divisum. In 4 volumes A Benedictine breviary, each of its four volumes being devoted to one season of the Church's liturgical year. Each volume in full maroon calf, richly stamped in gilt, in the ornate design known as `fan' design. The spines are raised in compartments, decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers; two of the volumes have two ornate brass clasps each, and two have one each. All the edges are gilt. Printed in red and black, with engraved plates. Both text and bindings in very good condition The binding seems contemporary with publication.However there are a number of pages from a later date inserted into the text, e.g. a 24 page revision of 1863 for the Feast on 8 December of the Immaculate Conception.It seems likely/possible that the four volumes were disbound at that time and rebound in the same bindings with the revised texts inserted.One of the insertions is dated 1751, so that it seems likely that the first binding was not done till then.Also interleaved throughout the text are a number of small engraved sheets, containing images of saints and prayers (i.e. in modern parlance, 'holy cards').The text on some of these is Portuguese and on one it is German.Hence the book was a working breviary and very likely used outside Italy, its country of origin. Quantity Available: 1. Category: RELIGION BINDING; Inventory No: 220999.

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        Over-Holland sur le Vecht.

      Very nice , big, coloured aquatint by Hermanus Numan (1744-1820) Publ. ca 1800 (52 x 36 cm) engraved by J.B. Looks a lot like the plate in his work about dutch mansion (1797) Very rare and exclusive pint about this famous House. To be continued...

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Herm. Moll, "Neu Engeland, Neu York, Neu Iersey, und Pensilvanien & c. ..".

      . 1744, 18 x 25,7. Sehr seltene deutsche Ausgabe von Moll's Karte von Virginia, die erstmals 1708 in John Oldmixon: "British Empire" erschien. - Oben links die Kartusche. Zeigt die Oststaaten. Mittig New York.

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        The Description of Bath. A Poem. Humbly Inscribed To Her Royal Highness the Princes Amelia. With several other Poems. The Eighth Edition. To which is added, A True Tale, by the same Author.

      London: Printed for James Leake. 1744 - 8vo, 195 x 113 mms., pp. [xii], 85 [86 adverts], including half-title, recently rebound in quarter calf, marbled boards, gilt spine, morocco label; lacking the 11 leaves of adverts. ESTC T63116 describes this as "A reissue of the fifth edition, with a half-title, a different title-page and sig. F7 a cancel," but does not mention that this is the first appearance of the poem, "A True Tale," addressed to Mr. Leake, i. e., James Leake, the brother-in-law of the printer Samuel Richardson who printed editions two to seven. "A True Tale" appears here as a result of a proposal of marriage that Mrs. Chandler received in 1741 when she was 54. She refused him and turned the episode into a poem, noting "Fourscore long Miles, to buy a crooked Wife!/ Old too! I thought the oddest thing in Life." ESTC locates copies in BL, Bodleian, Wales, TCD; Folger, Rice, Yale; National Library of Australia. Foxon, C112. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of North America- Island California): Novs. Orbis Seve America Septentrionalis Divisa Per Sua Regna Provinc: Et Insul: Cura et Opera

      Seutter, Nuremberg 1744 - VG with minor general browning. Right margin professionally (and very neatly) extended about 7mm. Handsome copperplate with nice early color. California is insular here. This is the smaller version of the map, from Seutter's ATLAS MINOR. Nice b&w cartouche (as issued). Western Canada not well known at the time, and left blank. The image measures 7.75x10 inches.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE COUNTRIES ADJOINING TO HUDSON'S BAY, IN THE NORTH-WEST PART OF AMERICA: CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THEIR LAKES AND RIVERS, THE NATURE OF THE SOIL AND CLIMATES, AND THEIR METHODS OF COMMERCE, &c. SHEWING THE BENEFIT TO BE MADE BY SETTLING COLONIES, AND OPENING A TRADE IN THESE PARTS: WHEREBY THE FRENCH WILL BE DEPRIVED IN A GREAT MEASURE OF THEIR TRAFFICK IN FURS, AND THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CANADA AND MISSISSIPPI BE CUT OFF: WITH AN ABSTRACT OF CAPTAIN MIDDLETON'S JOURNAL, AND OBSERVATIONS UPON HIS BEHAVIOUR DURING HIS VOYAGE AND SINCE HIS RETURN...THE WHOLE INTENDED TO SHOW THE GREAT PROBABILITY OF A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE

      London: Printed by J. Robinson, 1744.. [2],ii,211pp. plus folding engraved map "A New Map of Part of North America." Quarto. Handsome 20th-century panelled calf, elaborately gilt spine, leather label, raised bands. Fold lines of map expertly backed with tissue, with some small areas of unobtrusive paper repair. Titlepage with short horizontal tear to the outer margin, not affecting text. A few short marginal tears to text, with one repaired tear at F2. Overall, a very good copy. A large paper copy of this important attack on the Hudson's Bay Company monopoly in the Americas, with a valuable early account of the search for a northwest passage. Dobbs, later colonial governor of North Carolina, was an active opponent of the monopoly of the Hudson's Bay Company, pointing out that if they did not alter their policies, the French would quickly occupy the central plains to the west of their traditional areas of influence (as, in fact, they did). This and other works on a similar theme by Dobbs led to the investigation of the monopoly by a British Parliamentary committee in 1749. Dobbs never saw the Bay, and his information was largely based on French publications and Canadian sources, particularly that of Métis trader Joseph La France. According to Peter C. Newman, the account of La France's exploits is this work's "most valuable historical contribution" (EMPIRE OF THE SUN, [2000], p.213). The second main thrust of Dobbs' narrative concerns his advocacy of the necessity of searching for a northwest passage: he gives an account of the early exploration of the area, and of the opportunities that further exploration would offer. In addition, he fires the opening broadside in his attack on Christopher Middleton for his leadership of the 1741-42 expedition in search of a northwest passage. This controversy, played out in print, lasted for more than three years. FIELD 433. HOWES D373, "b." KERSHAW 422. LANDE 1144. NMM 796. PEEL 8. SABIN 20404. TPL 193. STREETER SALE 3637. VERNER & STUART-STUBBS 21. WAGNER NORTHWEST COAST 549.

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        Syntagma antiquorum monumentorum etruscorum quae dissertationibus VII

      E typographio albiziniano, Florence 1744 - Folio [iv], 154, [133] -153 (i.e. 141), [40] pp. Engraved vignette on title, illustrated headpiece, and large historiated initials, with 31 plates, text illustrations, and 40 hand-ruled pages for addenda containing 10 pages of manuscript, as well as contemporary annotations throughout, and a small leaf of annotations tipped in between pages 130-131; presumably, in the neat, readable hand of previous owner Jacobi Biancani or Giacomo Biancani Tazzi (1729-1789) the renowned curator of the Museo d’antichità in Bologna. Quarter vellum over marbled boards. Marginal tear to lower right corner of p. 47, text unaffected; two small worm holes on plate XX, with one at the edge of the engraving. Overall an excellent, clean copy with a presentation inscription on title. First edition of this rare elegant survey of Etruscan antiquities published at the dawn of Etruscology. Passeri showcases objects, architecture, monuments, and inscriptions with instructive commentary and a plethora of masterfully engraved plates. These plates feature Etruscan treasures, including red-figure amphorae and kraters, inscribed tiles, zoomorphic drinking vessels, and a number of finely decorated funerary monuments, tombs, and cremation boxes. One particularly exquisite plate folds out to a 119 mm. long succession of sculpted figures engaging in animated conversations surrounding an exhausted new mother and child after birth. The presented works are taken from the third volume of historian Antonio Francisco Gori’s celebrated Museum Etruscum (1737-1743).Passeri (1694-1780), the Abbot of Pesaro, was an Italian theologian and historian. He was the antiquary of the Grand Duke of Florence, Cosimo III, and the foremost Etruscan scholar of his time. Passeri’s study of inscriptions in Syntagma antiquorum greatly contributed to the understanding of the Etruscan language. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vita del Padre D. GUIDO GRANDI Abate Camaldolese Matematico dello Studio Pisano, Scritta da un suo Discepolo.

      Presso Gian Battista Pasquali 1744 Vita del Padre D. GUIDO GRANDI Abate Camaldolese Matematico dello Studio Pisano, Scritta da un suo Discepolo. In Venezia, presso Giambattista Pasquali, 1744. Prima edizione. In - 8° piccolo, pergamena coeva, frontespizio (con le immagini di un medaglione di Grandi). (iv), 186, XXVII, (3) pp. Questa è la prima edizione di una biografia di Guido Grandi (1671 - 1742), un sacerdote italiano che ha tenuto cattedre di filosofia e in matematica. Grandi era un membro newtoniano e membro della Royal Society, che era responsabile per l'introduzione di calcolo leibniziano in Italia. Era esperto di meccanica teorica e pratica, e aveva un particolare interesse per l'idraulica: divenne il sovrintendente di acqua in Toscana. La biografia si conclude con 27 pagine di bibliografia dettagliata delle opere di Grandi. Bellissimo esemplare. Riccardi, I, 617. Negozio sotto mass...

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        Vita del Padre D. GUIDO GRANDI Abate Camaldolese Matematico dello Studio Pisano

      Giambattista Pasquali 1744 - Vita del Padre D. GUIDO GRANDI Abate Camaldolese Matematico dello Studio Pisano, Scritta da un suo Discepolo. In Venezia, presso Giambattista Pasquali, 1744. Prima edizione. In-8° piccolo, pergamena coeva, frontespizio (con le immagini di un medaglione di Grandi). (iv), 186, XXVII, (3) pp. Questa è la prima edizione di una biografia Guido Grandi (1671-1742), un sacerdote italiano che ha tenuto cattedre di filosofia e in matematica. Grandi era un membro newtoniano e membro della Royal Society, che era responsabile per l'introduzione di calcolo leibniziano in Italia. Era esperto di meccanica teorica e pratica, e aveva un particolare interesse per l'idraulica: divenne il sovrintendente di acqua in Toscana. La biografia si conclude con 27 pagine di bibliografia dettagliata delle opere di Grandi. Bellissimo esemplare. Riccardi, I, 617. Negozio sotto mass. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Asia secundvm legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae regvlas et jvxta recentissimas observationes et relationes".

      . Altkol. Kupferstich bei Homann Erben, Nürnberg, 1744, 46 x 52 cm.. Mit großer figürlicher Titelkartusche unten links und Meilenzeiger oben recht. - Bug unten hinterlegt.

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        Memoires pour servir a l'histoire d'un genere de Polypes d'Eau Douce, a bras en forme de cornes.

      . Leiden, J. & H. Verbeej, 1744, 4°, XVI, 324 pp., 1 leaf "Avis au Relieur", illustrated with 4 large vignettes by J.v.Schley after C.Pronck, with 13 full page engraved plates by Piere Lyonnet, fine contemp. gold tooled half leather binding.. BIRTH OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY - FIRST EDITION on fine paper, fresh and crisp - Abraham Trembley (1710-1784), Scientist, Philosopher and Pioneer of Experimental Zoology from Geneva, discovered the regenerative powers of the polyp and photosensitivity in an animal without eyes and he was the first to witness cell-division anddiscovered Hydra. - Trembley was the first person to show that certain animals can be artificially multiplied by Division, the first to make permanent grafts on animal tissues, the first to prove by rigorous experiment that asexual reproduction by budding occurs in animals, and the first to witness cell-division: he also discovered the process by which Protozoa multiply. These are only a few of his contributions to biological knowledge. A large part of his research was concerned with the little fresh-water polyp, hydra, an animal of particular importance today because it is one of the standard "types" used all over the world in teaching elementary biology to students of science, medicine, and agriculture. At the time of publication, the immediate philosophical repercussions were even more startling, animal soul was clearly shown to be material. The heterogenetic origin of life seemed to be confirmed. Bonnet suggested that the polyp bridged the animal and vegetable kingdoms, nullifying their supposedly complete separation. Later he declared the polyp to be the key to the interpretation of nature. - Baker, Abraham Trembley (the only full length account), pp. VIII ff.; Forerunners of Darwin, 1959, pp. 116 ff.; Nissen 4163; Wolf, History of Science II, 466; Dobell, Leeuwenhoek; Shirley A. Roe, Development of A. v. Haller's Views on Embryology, in: Journal of the Hist, of Biology, 8, pp.167 ff.; S.G. & H.M. Lenhoff, Hydra and the birth of experimental biology (1986). - Garrison & Morton No. 307

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        Asia

      Nuremburg., 1744. Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. Closed tear at upper centrefold affecting text at top of map, but not map itself. Size: 55 x 48 cm. A splendid and detailed map of Asia in stereographic projection, North Pole at top centre with large ornamental cartouche at lower left, secondary cartouche with several milage scales at top right

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        Natuurkundige Naspeuringen op proef- en waerneemingen ... Groey der planten ... wonderbare versteeningen van verscheide lighamen; De wording van het Corael,.

      de Star-steenen, de Mynstoffige Bezoar en het verschil van deeze met de dierlijke, de versteende Vis-tanden, Ammon-hoorn, Schelpen, enz... Brandende en vuurbrakende bergen; Inzonderheid van den Etna... alles vervat in verscheide brieven tusschen den Heer Paul Boccone, die van de Koninglijke Societeit der Weetenschappen te Londen, en de grootste geleerden van Europa als Professor Ruysch, Swammerdam, en andere gewisselt. Amsterdam, Steeve van Esveldt, 1744. Small 8vo. pp. (6), 293, (1), with engraved frontispiece and 16 (2 folded) engraved plates. Old boards. Most probably the first edition in the Dutch language of Boccone's epistolary essays on wonders of geology, paleontology, zoology, and the plants of Sicily. The letters, written to various savants throughout Europe, including Steno, Redi, Hooke, Grew and John Ray, cover a variety of topics, including corals, ammonites, petrified shark' teeth, the bezoar stone, the eruption of Mount Etna, shells etc. The work also includes a catalogue of rare plants of Sicily. He was later to establish himself as a pioneer botanist of Sicilian flora. See Hunt 330.

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        sic) HISTORIA TRAXICA, Y EXEMPLAR DE LAS DOS CONSTANTES MUGERES ESPAÑOLAS, compuesta por Don. Sacala de nuevo a la luz un curioso. Quien la dedica a el Señor Don Bernardino Jofeph del Pino y Arazola, Contador mayor de los Reales Servicios de Millones de efta Ciudad de Sevilla. 2ª edición

      - En Sevilla. En la impenta de Antonio Espinofa de los Monteros. 1744. 8º mayor, 4h inclusa portada con orla tipográfica grabada en madera, 271pp. Pergamino época rotulado en lomera, faltan guardas, punto de polilla en interior que no afecta a la lectura y parcialmente a alguna letra. Aceptable buen ejemplar con algún uso, sólido y completo. Buen papel, impresión y tipografía. La primera edición es rarísima, Madrid. Imprenta del Reyno. 1635 y de ésta segunda no se encuentran ejemplares actualmente. BGE.CCSP84-B3907. CCPB000058597-1. Palau 208263. Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TA., Innenstadtansicht mit Palazzo Strozzi, "Veduta del Palazzo Sig. Principe Strozzi, della Strada che conduce al Ponte a S. Trinita".

      . Kupferstich v. Gabbuggiani n. Zocchi, 1744, 46,5 x 66. Thieme - Becker, XXXVI, S. 539. - Giuseppe Zocchi ( 1711 - 1767 ), Maler und Kupferstecher in Florenz. zeichnete zahlr. Ansichten aus Florenz und Umgebung. - Dieses Blatt stammt aus der Folge "Scelta di XXIV vedute di Firenze", hier Blatt XIII. - Im linken weißen Rand einige Hinterlegungen, in der Mitte des oberen breiten Randes ein hinterlegter Einriß, der auch ca. 1 cm. in die Abbildung reicht. - Sehr schöner Druck.

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        Carte du Detroit entre le Lac Superieur et Le Lac Huron

      Paris 1744 - Published in \"Histoire et Description Generale de la Nouvelle France.\" It depicts the important passage in the Upper Lakes system, which was so important to the old fur trade. Shows Lake Superior and Huron connected by the Straits of Mackinac and depicts many islands, forts and missions, Size : 222x170 (mm), 8.75x6.75 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline, 0

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        Abrégé de l'histoire des insectes, pour servir de suite à l'histoire naturelle des abeilles. Tome 1-4 (complete)

      Paris, Guerin, 1744-1751. Four parts in four. Small 8vo. Text with 35 folded engraved plates. I (1744) xvi, 412 pp., plates. 1-7 [erroneously numbered 9); II (1747) ii, 298 pp., pls. 8-18); III (1751) 3 ll., 424 [1], pls. 1-21; IV (1751) 2 ll., 446 pp. pls. 22-35). Uniform contemporary marbled boards, spines with two raised bands and label. Title added in ink in an old hand.* One of the rarer and nicer French monographs on insects. The first two deal with bees. Well-illustrated. Ex libris from Rudolph Graf von Abensberg und Traun pasted in on front and an old handwritten name on the title page. Spine cover of volume 1 partly gone (the title is preserved), but holding firm. Nissen ZBI, 266; Horn-Schenkling, 962.

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        Plan de la Baye de Pansacola Par N. B. Ingenieur de la Marine. 1744. (Pensacola, Florida)

      Paris 1744 - Black-and-white engraved map. Plate no. 16 from Charlevoix's Histoire et Description Generale de la Nouvelle France. Dheulland Sculp. Detailed topographical chart of the harbor with soundings. Sheet size: 9 x 11 1/2". Inventory#: p763pmat.

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        Karte von dem Eylande Terre-Neuve entworfen von N.B. Ingenieur bey dem Depoft des cartes et plans de la marine

      Leipzig 1744 - Size : 290x350 (mm), 11.375x13.75 (Inches), Black & White

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire d'un genere de Polypes d'Eau Douce, à bras en forme de cornes.

      - Leiden, J. & H. Verbeej, 1744, 4°, XVI, 324 pp., 1 leaf "Avis au Relieur", illustrated with 4 large vignettes by J.v.Schley after C.Pronck, with 13 full page engraved plates by Piere Lyonnet, fine contemp. gold tooled half leather binding. BIRTH OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY - FIRST EDITION on fine paper, fresh and crisp - Abraham Trembley (1710-1784), Scientist, Philosopher and Pioneer of Experimental Zoology from Geneva, discovered the regenerative powers of the polyp and photosensitivity in an animal without eyes and he was the first to witness cell-division anddiscovered Hydra. - Trembley was the first person to show that certain animals can be artificially multiplied by Division, the first to make permanent grafts on animal tissues, the first to prove by rigorous experiment that asexual reproduction by budding occurs in animals, and the first to witness cell-division: he also discovered the process by which Protozoa multiply. These are only a few of his contributions to biological knowledge. A large part of his research was concerned with the little fresh-water polyp, hydra, an animal of particular importance today because it is one of the standard "types" used all over the world in teaching elementary biology to students of science, medicine, and agriculture. At the time of publication, the immediate philosophical repercussions were even more startling, animal soul was clearly shown to be material. The heterogenetic origin of life seemed to be confirmed. Bonnet suggested that the polyp bridged the animal and vegetable kingdoms, nullifying their supposedly complete separation. Later he declared the polyp to be the key to the interpretation of nature. - Baker, Abraham Trembley (the only full length account), pp. VIII ff.; Forerunners of Darwin, 1959, pp. 116 ff.; Nissen 4163; Wolf, History of Science II, 466; Dobell, Leeuwenhoek; Shirley A. Roe, Development of A. v. Haller's Views on Embryology, in: Journal of the Hist, of Biology, 8, pp.167 ff.; S.G. & H.M. Lenhoff, Hydra and the birth of experimental biology (1986). - Garrison & Morton No. 307 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Syntagma antiquorum monumentorum etruscorum quae dissertationibus VII

      E typographio albiziniano 1744 Engraved vignette on title, illustrated headpiece, and large historiated initials, with 31 plates, text illustrations, and 40 hand - ruled pages for addenda containing 10 pages of manuscript, as well as contemporary annotations throughout, and a small leaf of annotations tipped in between pages 130 - 131; presumably, in the neat, readable hand of previous owner Jacobi Biancani or Giacomo Biancani Tazzi (1729 - 1789) the renowned curator of the Museo d?antichità in Bologna. Quarter vellum over marbled boards. Marginal tear to lower right corner of p. 47, text unaffected; two small worm holes on plate XX, with one at the edge of the engraving. Overall an excellent, clean copy with a presentation inscription on title. First edition of this rare elegant survey of Etruscan antiquities published at the dawn of Etruscology. Passeri showcases objects, architecture, monuments, and inscriptions with instructive commentary and a plethora of masterfully engraved plates. These plates feature Etruscan treasures, including red - figure amphorae and kraters, inscribed tiles, zoomorphic drinking vessels, and a number of finely decorated funerary monuments, tombs, and cremation boxes. One particularly exquisite plate folds out to a 119 mm. long succession of sculpted figures engaging in animated conversations surrounding an exhausted new mother and child after birth. The presented works are taken from the third volume of historian Antonio Francisco Gori?s celebrated Museum Etruscum (1737 - 1743). Passeri (1694 - 1780), the Abbot of Pesaro, was an Italian theologian and historian. He was the antiquary of the Grand Duke of Florence, Cosimo III, and the foremost Etruscan scholar of his time. Passeri?s study of inscriptions in Syntagma antiquorum greatly contributed to the understanding of the Etruscan language.

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        D N Justiniani Perpetui Augusti Institutionum Sive Elementorum

      1744. The Institutes with Commentaries by Notable French Scholars [Justinian (483-565 CE)]. Lacoste, Jean [c.1560-1637], Theodore Marcile[1548-1617] and Marc-Antoine Muret [1526-1585], Commentators. van de Water, Johannes [d.1689], Editor. D.N. Justiniani Perpetui Augusti Institutionum, Sive Elementorum per Tribunianum, Virum Magnificum, Magistrum & Exquaestore Sacri Palatii, & Theophilum, & Dorotheum, Viros Illustres, & Antecessores, Libri Quatuor Emendatissimi ex Editione Jacob Cujacii. In Eosdem...& Antecessoris Clariss. Commentarius. Accedunt Huic Editioni Annotationes & Notae Theodori Marcilii & Marci Antonii Mureti Ut & M. Tatii Alpini Dessertatio de Surto per Lancem & Licium Concepto. Adjecti Quoque Sunt Varii Indices Curante Joanne van de Water. Leiden: Apud Samuelem Luchtmans, 1744. xxxxviii, 667, [1] pp. Fold-out table of descents. Quarto (7-1/2" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, raised bands, ornate gilt double frames enclosing heraldic device to boards, gilt ornaments to spine. Soiling, some wear to corners and spine ends, front endleaf (or half-title) lacking. Title page printed in red and black. Handsome woodcut tail-pieces and decorated initials. Partial split between preliminary gathering and title page. Interior notably fresh. * An edition of the Institutes edited by Jacques Cujas (Cujacius) with extensive commentary and notes by Jean Lacoste, Theodore Marcile and Marc-Antoine Muret. These jurists, who followed Cujas' example, were leaders of the French humanistic school, which aimed to purge Roman sources of later corruptions. Their pioneering methods did much to establish the field of philology. Compiled around 161 CE, the Institutes is an elementary treatise on Roman private law that served as a standard text for 300 years. After its rediscovery during the medieval era it became a staple of European legal education. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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

      Paris 1744 - Engraving. Desbruslins Sculpsit. Sheet size: 17 x 23". Inventory#: p1408pmat.

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        The Life of the Honourable Robert Boyle,

      A. Millar, London 1744 - 8vo. (vi),458,(16)pp. 8vo. (6),458,(16)pp. Both advert. leaves present, one before the title and another after the index. With the error in imprint date on the title page: MDCDXLIV in place of MDCCXLIV. Contemporary full calf. Spine in 6 compartments, leather lettering label, gilt. Hinges, corners and spine tips neatly strengthened, leather lightly rubbed, else a very good copy. The standard biography of Boyle, and now quite scarce. ESTC T66425; Bibliotheca Walleriana, 16531. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hungarie

      Nürnberg 1744. Karte zeigt gesamt Ungarn mit seinen Nachbarländern, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 47 x 59. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        A Sermon Preached Before His Britannick Majesty's Troops on the Assembling of the Foreign Forces at Bruxells, May 17. N.S. 1744

      [No place: no publisher]. 1744. First. First edition. Disbound. 19, (1)pp. Modest age-toning, a very good or better copy. Taylor was the Rector of Broadway in the county of Dorset and Chaplain to His Majesty's own Regiment of Horse. OCLC locates no copies; COPAC locates a single copy at Oxford, but with the final leaf mutilated. .

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        Karte von Luisiana, dem Laufe des Mississipi und den Benachbarten Laendern.

      Germany 1744 - Size : 405x563 (mm), 15.875x22.125 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good lower left margin extended

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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.

      London: Printed for T. Woodward, et al., 1744-48. - Two volumes. [12],xvi,[4],984; [10],1056,[22, Index and List of Plates]pp. plus sixty-one engraved maps and plates (including twenty-two maps, fifteen folding, and thirty-nine full-page plates). Royal privilege as frontispiece in volume one; engraved frontispiece in volume two. Folio. 20th-century polished calf, gilt, leather labels. Minor rubbing to boards, light occasional foxing, a few leaves roughly opened, else in very good condition. Second, and best edition, considerably expanded from the first edition of 1705. This highly regarded work contains the first separate map of Australia, and one of the the first maps to focus on Georgia and the southeast United States, along with valuable cartography on the Northwest Passage, North and South America, the Arctic regions, and more. A voluminous assemblage of the best accounts of world travel. "The second edition, especially prized for its maps, has been called the most complete by several authorities. Particularly valuable is the inclusion of a printing of Tasman's original map and two short articles printed on the map. One discusses Quiros's voyage, while the other speculates about the possibility of the Australian continent being colonized: 'Whoever perfectly discovers and settles it will become infallibly possessed of territories as rich and fruitful and as capable of improvement as any that have hitherto been found.' To the original extensive collection are added accounts of voyages completed since the first publication: Christopher Middleton to Hudson's Bay, 1741-42; Bering to the Northeast, 1725-26; Woodes Rogers's circumnavigation, 1708-11; Clipperton and Shelvocke's circumnavigation, 1719-22; Roggeveen to the Pacific, 1721-33; and the various travels of Lord Anson, 1740-44" -Hill. "Rearranged to reflect the new English interest in the Pacific. The Pacific was no longer regarded as a Spanish lake" -Steele. HILL 775. SABIN 30483. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 744/116. COX I, p.10. DAVIDSON, pp.37-38. LADA-MOCARSKI 3. LANDWEHR 261. TOOLEY, MAPPING OF AUSTRALIA, 241. WICKERSHAM 6679. STEELE, ENGLISH INTERPRETERS OF THE IBERIAN NEW WORLD, pp. 117-118, 178

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        La Gnomonique, ou la science des cadrans

      chez Antoine Boudet, A Paris 1744 - In-8°, pp. (8), 77, (5), brossura antica con estrose annotazioni ottocentesche ed un disegno in rosso. Fregio ornamentale inciso al frontespizio. 6 tavv. calcografiche ripiegate f.t. in fine con complessive 30 figure. Dedica a stampa dell'autore al Consigliere Regio De Tourny. Una dedica novecentesca e un timbro di privato possesso nobiliare al frontespizio. Bell'esemplare nel complesso. Prima edizione, assai rara, di questo trattato di gnomonica generale di metà Settecento. L'autore, professore di matematica nato nel 1717 (si ignora la data del suo decesso), compose, fra l'altro, dei "Nouveaux élémens d'algébre". Aked / Severino, p. 123 (citano la seconda edizione del 1746).

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        EL PATROCINIO DEL GLORIOSO SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA

      Joseph Thomàs Lucas. - Valencia. 1744. Pergamino. 17h+343Pág+2h. 20X16. Muy raro ejemplar y dificil en comercio. Buen estado. Ref 20 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Decii Junii Juvenalis et A. Persii Flacci Satyræ.

      Londini: Typis J. Brindley 1744 - 12mo (in 6s), 120 x 72 mms., pp. [ii], 116, engraved title-page with Princes of Wales's feathers in coronet and "Ich Dien" vignette, engraved griffin figure opposite title-page on verso of front free end-paper, finely bound in later morocco, ornate gilt borders on covers, spine ornately gilt to a floral motif, all edges, gilt, gilt Dutch end-papers to a star pattern; some staining at edges of paste-down end-papers, but a fine and attractive copy. The text was edited by Usher Gahagan (d. 1749), the Irish classical scholar. He edited a number of Brindley's classical imprints, all beautifully printed and often in fine bindings. Alas for scholarship: he was hanged on 20 February 1749, for "diminishing the coin of the realm" by filing small pieces off gold and silver coins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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