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

      Chez J. Wetstein, 1744-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Bound in contemporary vellum. Nouvelle Edition, corrigee, augmentee. Title in red and black. 328 p. 16 fold out engraved plates. Clean, unmarked pages. Fold out plates. "The book's six sections include an introduction to sensation, touch,taste, smell, hearing, and vision, which constitutes the major portion of the text." Heirs of Hippocrates 851; Wellcome III, 468; Blake, 260. An important work in which Le Cat presents a theory of the propagation of light contrary to that of Newtonian attraction and reports on the pigmented choroid coat of the eye. He assigns the latter to a common embryonic origin with the pigment of the skin. - Albert, Sourcebook, 1346. The work is illustrated by a set of anatomical plates, including an outstanding folding plate of the base of the brain and of the lacrimal apparatus. Le Cat treats the anatomy and physiology of the sense organs in a philosophical context.

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        Cimbria literata sive scriptorum ducatus utriusque Slesvicensis et Holsatici, quibus et alii vicini quid am accensentur, historia literaria tripartita.

      I-III. [...]. Opus magno qvadraginta annorum labore & studio confectum, diuqve desideratum: historiæ literariæ, ecclesiasticæ et civilis Imo omnium disciplinarum studiosis utilissimum. Cum præfatione Johannis Grammii. Nec non indice necessario. Köpenhamn, G. F. Kisel, 1744. Folio. Grav. porträtt,(8),36,1-752 + (2),1045 + (2),672,(58) s. Det gemensamma titelbladet i del I tryckt i rött och svart. Tre nötta samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar, ljusbruna titeletiketter och röda snitt. De guldpräglade deltitelnumreringarna på särskilda titelfält under titeletiketterna. Ryggarna flammiga och skadade överst. Titeletiketterna till stor del bortnötta. Pärmpapprena utbytta under 1800-talets första hälft och för- och eftersättsblad saknas. Del I med en gammal anteckning på insidan av främre pärm och en del bläckkludd och dito fläckar på deltitelbladet. I stort sett rena inlagor med endast enstaka lager- och småfläckar, t.ex. på s. 11-12 i del I. En del marginalanteckningar. Några lagade revor i yttermarginalen på s. 507-11 i del II, som avslutas med pappersförtunning i yttermarginalen på sista bladet. Felskurna hörn på s. 861 i del II och s. 597 i del III. Mindre fuktfläck i inre marginalen på s. 618-33 i del III. Med en gammal vapenstpl på deltitelbladen, C. Brickas namnstpl och Gustaf Rudbecks namnteckning och exlibris samt dennes anteckning att verket förvärvades på vinhandlare C. A. Högsholms bokauktion i Köpenhamn 1918.. Bibliotheca danica IV:553. Johannes Moller (1661-1725), litteraturhistoriker, föddes i Flensburg och ägnade fyrtio år av sitt liv att insamla allt material om sin hembygds och hertigdömena Slesvig och Holsteins litteraturhistoria, vilket resulterade i "Cimbria literata", som efter hans död gavs ut av hans son Olaus Henrik Moller. Förordet skrevs av Hans Gram. Med en utförlighet utan like och mängder av litterära hänvisningar behandlar Moller i tre parallella spår de författare som är födda eller har verkat, om än i kort tid, i området mellan Kongeaa och Elbe, i norr tar han även med Ribe och Kolding, i söder Hamburg och Lübeck. "Dansk biografiskt haandleksikon" skriver att "man skal vanskelig forgæves raadspørge denne bog om noget, bibliografiskt eller personalhistorisk, der ligger indenfor dens rammer." Carl Frederik Bricka (1845-1903), dansk riksarkivarie, var redan i sin ungdom en stor bokvän. När han bodde hemma hos föräldrarna var han tvungen att hyra ett extra förråd för att få plats för de 700 numren han köpt vid Allens auktion 1872. Hans boksamling omfattade så småningom över 8300 band

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        Fabi Colvmnae Lyncei Hytobasanos, cui accessit Vita FabI et Lynceorum notitia adnotationesque in phytobasanon Iano Planco Ariminensi Auctore et In Senes Academia Anatomes Publico Professore

      Florentiae I. P. Aere, & Typis Petri Caietani Viviani...., 1744. FIRST EDITION. Large 4to, 290 x 210 mms., pp. [ii], lii, 134 [135 - 136 appendix], engraved vignette of lynx on title-page, 38 superbly engraved illustrations of plants at end, contemporary vellum, blocked in gilt on spine; no blank prelims, but a fine copy. The scientis Fabio Colonna (1567-1650) recognized that the study of leaves by themselves was not sufficient to discern or to classify them properly, especially with regard to those that could be used medicinally. An epileptic, he was drawn to the study of botany as means of finding herbs and concoctions from plants that could be used to ameliorate the symptoms and effects of epilepsy.

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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, Snowâ?¦

      W. Bickerton 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.

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        Moralske Tanker. Deelte udi 2 Tomos.

      Trykt paa Autors egen Bekostning. Kbhvn. 1744. 608 s. Indbundet i ét samtidigt helskindsbind med nyere titelfelt samt blindtrykte dekorationer. Bindet med brugsspor, højre fals repareret.. Originaludgaven med de 2 blanke blade mellem første og andet tome. Ehr.-M. I,312. Johansen 23,1. Bogen indeholder oversættelser af en række småstykker om fromhed, anstændighed, lykke, o.s.v. udgivet året før på latin samt en række andre stykker omhandlende filosofiske og sociale temaer

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        QUADERNO DE LEYES Y AGRAVIOS REPARADOS A SUPLICACIÓN DE LOS TRES ESTADO DEL REYNO DE NAVARRA, en sus Cortes Generales,celebradas en la ciudad de Tudelalos años 1743y 1744.

      Imp.Pedro José Ezquerro Circa 1744., Pamplona. - 1 h + 233 págs + 5 h Buen ejemplar. Hoja 89 rasgada hasta mitad de hoja, pero completa. Con mancha de humedad en la parte superior.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA LUCES DE BOHEMIA]
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        Histoire Naturelle des Abeilles; Avec Des Figures en Taille-Douce

      Les Freres Guerin, Paris, 1744. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes bound in one in contemporary 1/4 calf, worn with a split to the spine leather and lacking the lettering piece, but intact and still an attractive period binding, now housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. Old notes to title, title and half title loose, scattered foxing and occasional stains, discoloration to the final plate, but generally very clean. xvi, 412pp; iv, 441, (3)pp, with 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. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Numo Phylacium Molano-Boehmerianum a S.T. Gerardo Woltero Molano liberi atque imperialis coenobii Luccensis Abbate, nostis reliqua cum cura conquisitum postmodum a S.T. Justo Christophoro Boehmero et ipso Luccensi Abbate

      [Compiled by Johan Friedrich Borchmann]. One folding engraved plate. Title printed in red & black. Double-page title, 14, 364, [1], 61, 925, [1], 485, [1] pp. Four parts in one vol. Thick 8vo, cont. calf (one corner worn, some browning due to the quality of the paper), single gilt fillet round sides, spine nicely gilt. Celle: J.G. Passin, 1744. The very rare auction catalogue of the monumental collection of ancient and modern medals and coins formed by Gerhard Wolter Molanus (1633-1722), the influential Lutheran theologian and abbot of Loccum. After Molanus' death, the collection passed to his disciple and nephew Justus Christoph Boehmer (1671-1732), who succeeded his uncle as abbot of Loccum. This was an enormously valuable collection; we know that upon Molanus' death his estate has to pay the very large sum of 66,000 thalers in taxes on the collection. Fine copy with the royal stamp of King Ernest Augustus of Hanover on title. In this copy, a new sale date has been printed on a slip and pasted over the old date on the title. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        DELLE COSE GENTILESCHI E PROFANE

      1744. Fine. MARANGONI, Giovanni. DELLE COSE GENTILESCHI E PROFANE trasportate ad Uso, e Adornamento delle Chiese. [Of things pagan and secular for the use and decoration of churches]. Rome, Niccolo e Marco Pagliarini, 1744. Quarto. xx, 519pp. First edition. A study of the uses of ancient Roman architectural elements in the building of Christian churches. Tombstones, columns, altars, moldings etc. were often re-used in the walls and interiors. Marangoni was a pioneer in the cataloguing of these "spolia." With many typographical and woodcut depictions of inscriptions, one copper engraving and one large folding plate. Internally immaculate in vellum boards. 1/4 inch nicks to hinge ends, else fine.

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        The Pleasures of Imagination

      London: Printed for R. Dodsley, 1744. First edition, Williams' first issue, with the footnote on p. [9] and with p. 20 misnumbered '22'. 4to. Title page printed in red and black, with engraved vignette. Nineteenth-century polished marbled calf, rebacked, original spine laid down, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Some cracking to the glaze, a few scuffs, otherwise very attractive. Iolo Williams, p. 88; Hayward 167; Rothschild 621

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        Journal d'un voyage au nord, En 1736. & 1737

      Paris, Piget u. Durand 1744.. 4°. 4 Bll., 238 S., 1 Bl. Mit gest. Titelvign., 1 Textkpf., 16 gefalt. Kupfertaf. (dav. 3 Karten), Vignetten. Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Sehr sauber u. gut erhalten EA Brunet VI, 20359; Cox I, 188; Chavanne 148; Poggendorff II, 340 - Exemplar aus dem Besitz des Earl of Galloway. Obwohl im Tafelverz. 18 Taf. angegeben sind, dürfte das Werk komplett sein (vgl. Bring). Es lassen sich keine Expl. m. 18 Taf. nachweisen. - Naturwissenschaftl. Reise in den Norden Skandinaviens im Auftrag der Pariser Akademie. Die Teilnehmer waren Maupertius, Camus, le Monnier, Celsius u. Outhier. Pläne bzw. Ansichfen v. Stockholm, Tornea, Falun, astronom. Turm in Kopenhagen, Retnierschlitten, Wohnstätte der Saami (Lappen) u. a.

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        AN ESSAY ON THE CAUSES OF THE DECLINE OF THE FOREIGN TRADE, CONSEQUENTLY OF THE VALUE OF THE LANDS OF BRITAIN AND ON THE MEANS TO RESTORE BOTH. BEGUN IN THE YEAR 1739

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

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        A complete map of the Southern Continent

      London,, 1744.. Original engraving, 410 x 520 mm.; in fine condition, mounted and framed. A fine copy of this famous version of the Tasman map, the first major English depiction of the Dutch discoveries in Australia and the first English map devoted to Australia.The image is based on the French version by Thevenot of 1663, which had originally appeared in his RÈlations de divers Voyages Curieux. This handsome version is by the English cartographer Bowen, and characteristically includes two 'legends' or short articles printed in the blank areas of the map. The uppermost passage describes Quiros's voyage and the other discusses the significance of the Australian continent with some prophetic accuracy: "It is impossible to conceive a Country that promises fairer from it's Scituation, than this of Terra Australis; no longer incognita, as this Map demonstrates, but the Southern Continent Discovered... Whoever perfectly discovers & settles it will become infalliably possessed of Territories as Rich, as fruitful, & as capable of Improvement as any that have been hither to found out...".Emanuel Bowen was engraver to George II of England and Louis XV of France. He worked in England from 1714 to 1767, and on his death his prolific mapmaking business passed to his son Thomas. He prepared this important map for the second edition of John Harris's voyage anthology Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca - rare today - published in London between 1744 and 1748.

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        The London and Country Brewer. Containing the Whole Art of Brewing All Sorts of Malt-Liquors, As Practiced Both in Town and Country

      London: Thomas Astley, 1744. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Fully rebound in beige cloth with black morocco title plate on spine with gilt lettering and borders. Tight binding and solid board. Nearly flawless exterior. Replaced endpapers. Clean, unmarked pages. Text block is good. A gorgeous copy if this classic brewing manual in impeccable condition. Please feel free to view our photographs of this lovely piece. Ships daily.

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        Asia secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae regulas et juxta recentissimas observation et relationes. Carte de l'Asie projettée Stereographiquement tirée des Relations et Observations. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte G. Böhme bei Homann Erben. Nürnberg, 1744. 47,5 x 54 cm.,

      1744 - Mit französischsprachiger Titelkopfleiste, großer figürlicher lateinischer Titelkartusche links unten sowie ornamentaler Meilenanzeiger-Kartusche rechts oben.- Mit wenigen minimalen Randläsionen. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        A Select Collection of Old Plays, 12 Volume Set

      London: R. Dodsley, 1744. Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. London: R. Dodsley, 1744. Leather. R. Dodsley. 12 volume set, tall 12mos, gilt labeled calf with raised bands, 299 + 364 + 412 + 384 + 360 + 393 + 340 + 407 + 456 + 376 + 324 + 437 pages. Engraved vignette on each title page. Includes plays by George Digby, Robert Wilmot, Jasper Maine, James Shirley, Philip Massinger, Shakerly Marmion, Ben Johnson and John Ford among others. Moderate surface and use wear to boards and spine, intermittent marginal wormholing. The name plate of Jonathan Pytts is neatly affixed to the front paste down of each volume. The overall tenor of this 12 volume set of Old Plays is Good+. (JL-drama).

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        A Map of the Discoveries Made by Captn. Willm. Dampier

      London,: John Harris, 1744.. Engraved chart measuring 245 x 410 mm. (sheet size), some browning yet very good. The fine Bowen map of William Dampier's discoveries along the Papuan coastline and adjacent islands.Dampier sailed in the Roebuck in January of 1699, landing in Shark Bay, Western Australia in July of that year, before going on to explore the Papuan coastline in some detail. This map charts the path of the Roebuck from Timor to the large islands to the northeast of New Guinea named New Britain by Dampier. The voyage of the Roebuck is one of the most significant expeditions to the region, but was disastrous for Dampier, especially after the vessel, rotten and leaking badly for much of the voyage, finally foundered at Ascension Island.This fine map was engraved by Emanuel Bowen (1694-1767), one of the pre-eminent English cartographic printers of his era and geographer to both King George II and Louis XV. Bowen drew upon a wide range of materials to ensure the accuracy of his work, attracting commissions from many of the leading hydrographers of the day. Widely respected for the skill, accuracy and beauty of his maps, 'Bowen's contribution to eighteenth-century world and British atlases was substantial' (ODNB). Bowen is famous for his map of the Southern Continent published by Harris in 1744, the same anthology from which the present map is taken.Bowen's work was characterised by its ornate rococo engraving and detailed engaging text passages that surrounded the cartographic detail. This map of Captain Dampier's discoveries is no exception, and features a section of lively text on the inhabitants of New Guinea and speculations of the wealth and wonders awaiting future explorers of the region. One section reads 'The inhabitants are generally speaking Blacks, but there is a Nation of Whites seated in one part of it whom some have suspected to be a remnant of the Ten Tribes of Israel, who were carried into captivity by the Assyrians...the inhabitants of the Moluccas are known to trade with the people of this Country for Gold and Spices which sufficiently demonstrates that it is well worth the discovering.'.

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        PAUTA E ALVARÁ DE SUA CONFRMAÇÃO DO CONSULADO GERAL DA SAHIDA, E ENTRADA NA CASA DA INDIA,

      - com a assistência dos Escrivães do mesmo Consulado, Homens de Negocio da Meza do Bem-Comum os mais peritos, e assistência do Corretor da Fazenda Real, que há de ter principio no primeiro de Janeiro do anno de 1744. LISBOA NA REGIA OFFICINA TYPOGRAPHICA. Anno M. DCCC. [1800]. In fólio (28x20 cm) com 73, [iii], 12 pags. Encadernação da época com lombada em pele. As úlimas 12 páginas contêm um acrescentamento à pauta de 19 e Setembro de 1774. Contém lista alfabética com todos os artigos e produtos, nacionais e estrangeiros, passados pela alfândega da Casa da Índia, nomeadamente entre outras: Fazendas da China e da Índia; Drogas, compostos e tintas; Sedas, Madeiras; Papelarias; etc. Inocêncio XVII, 159 refere uma pauta idêntica, mas não a descreve esta. BNP não refere. Location/localizacao: 3-A4-B-14

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        (Andrew), Editor] Carminum Rariorum Macaronicorum Delectus: in usum Ludorum Apollinarium, quæ solenniter Edinburgi Celebrantur, apud Conventum Gymnasticum Filiorum Æsculapii. Editio Altera Emendata et Aucta.

      Edinburgi: Ex Typographia G. Ramsay et Sociorum. Venales prostant apud Petrum Hill, Juniorem, Sodalitatis Gymnastici Bibliothecarium [Colophon: Excudendum curabant Andreas Duncan, Senior, Scriba Prætorius et Septuagenarius, Joannes Stark, Typographus], 18. 8vo., pp.144, lacks half-title; recent full brown straight-grain morocco, gilt, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., others untrimmed Pottle (posthumous publications) 4. Enlarged second edition of this collection of verse in English and Latin. On pages 140-44 is the first printing of The Justiciary Garland, being the Form of Trial before a Criminal Court, the joint composition of James Boswell, Robert (later Lord) Cullen, John Maclaurin (Lord Dreghorn) and James Sinclair: see Pottle for further details. Other additional material includes A Song in Praise of Gowfing, Composed for the Blackheath Club, in the neighbourhood of London, and often sung with great spirit at the celebration of the Ludi Apollinares of Edinburgh, in ten verses of four lines. Andrew Duncan the Elder (1744-1828) was one of Scotland's finest medical men in his day; among his many achievements was the founding of the lunatic asylum in Edinburgh, having first conceived the idea upon hearing of the miserable death of the poet Fergusson. In 1808 the freedom of the city was conferred upon him for this service, and clinics at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital are named for him and other famous specialists (Rivers et al.). A man of very sociable instincts, he founded several clubs, among them the Aesculapian and Gymnastic Clubs named on the title-page of this verse collection, and many of Duncan's own poetical effusions were read or sung at their meetings. The latter society was founded in 1786, Dr. Duncan believing that his medical confrères were not taking sufficient exercise. The club enjoyed great popularity, holding an annual festival at Leith Golf House, where prizes were awarded in golfing, bowling and swimming. These sports are all given honourable mention in the preface, though golf is the only one of the three celebrated in verse.

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        Ausführliche Beantwortung der französischen Kriegs-Erklärung, und der vom Malbran de la Noue unlängst zu Franckfurth übergebenen Declaration. [Vorgebunden:] Beantwortung der vom Herrn Grafen von Dohna vor seiner Abreise vorgelesenen Declaration.

      Wien, Johann Peter van Ghelen, 1744. - 8, 18, (4), 34, 12, 15, (1), 12, 8, 8, 6 SS. Pappband der Zeit mit hs. Rückenschildchen in rot und schwarz. Kl.-Folio. Umfassende Sammlung von offiziellen Textquellen zum Zweiten Schlesischen Krieg (Teil des Österreichischen Erbfolgekriegs), zum Teil in zahlreichen verschiedenen Drucken (und unterschiedlichen Zusammenstellungen und Kollationen) erschienen. Vorliegend: (1:) (ohne Separattitel:) Declaration de Mr. de la Noue [sowie] Antwort auf die von Frankreich den 26. Julii 1743 zu Franckfurt übergebene Erklärung. 8 SS. - (2:) eantwortung der von Herrn Grafen von Dohna [.] vorgelesenen Declaration. Wien, van Ghelen, 1744. 18 SS. - (3:) Ordonance du Roi portant declaration de guerre contre la reine de Hongrie du 26. Avril 1744. Königliche Verordnung worinn [.]. [Sowie:] Declaration de Monsieur de la Noue. Erklärung [.]. (4) SS. - (4:) Ausführliche Beantwortung der französischen Kriegs-Erklärung [.]. Wien, van Ghelen, 1744. 34 SS. - (5:) Article separé du traité de l'union confoederée. 12 SS. - (6:) Zuschrift Ihro zu Hungarn und Böheim Königlichen Majestät an den [.] Schwäbischen Creyß-Convent dd. Wien den 16. Octobris 1744. 15, (1) SS. - (7:) Übersetzung derer Beylagen, welche sich bey der ausführlichen Beantwortung [.] befinden. 12 SS. (am Schluß van Gehlens Kolophon; als Beilage zu Nr. 4 gehörig). - (8, 9:) Übersetzung deren Briefen, welche sich in dern an das Löbl. Schwäbische KreißConvent [.] befunden haben. 8 SS. (in zwei Exemplaren eingebunden; als Beilage zu Nr. 6 gehörig). (10:) Zuschrift Ihro zu Hungarn und Böheim Königlichen Majestät an den [.] Schwäbischen Creyß-Convent dd. Wienn den 22. Septembris 1744. 6 SS. (in etwas kleinerem Folioformat, wie im Exemplar der ÖNB). - Papierbedingt durchgehend etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Kleiner Wasserrand. Selten; die Schriften (1) und (3) in der ÖNB nicht nachgewiesen; den dort vorhandenen Exemplaren von (4) und (6) fehlen die Übersetzungsbeilagen (7) und (8/9). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lexicon hebraicum selectum

      Lpz., Deer 1744.. 8°. 7 Bll., 554 S., 13 Bll. Mit gest. Tit. Pgmt. d. Zt. Mit hs. Rückentit. EA. Jöcher I, 1968; Fürst I, 181 - Latein. Text mit hebräischen u. arab. Textbeispielen.

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        Travels into Turkey: Containing the most accurate Account of the Turks, and Neighbouring Nations, Their Manners, Customs, Religion, Superstition, Policy, Riches, Coins, etc. Translated from the Original Latin

      Printed for J Robinson et al. 1744. later edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Second English Edition London 1744. Full contemporary sprinkled calf re-backed with raised bands. No inscriptions or bookplates. Contents eceptionally clean and bright. Free from spotting, foxing or toning. Hinges tight. Straight copy.

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        HISTORIA PANEGYRICA DA VIDA DE DINIS DE MELLO DE CASTRO,

      - PRIMEYRO CONDE DAS GALVEAS. Do Conselho de Estado e Guerra dos Serenissimos Reys D. Pedro I. e D. João V. ESCRITA POR Seu Sobrinho. Offerecida a Elrey Nosso Senhor D. JOAM V. LISBOA, Na Officina de ANTONIO DUARTE PIMENTA. Anno M. DCC. XLIV. (1744) De 19x14 cm. Com XL-438 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com rotulo vermelho e nervos na lombada. Ilustrado com um anterrosto gravado reprentando o escudo de armas da casa real portuguesa enquadrado numa tarja e uma gravura de com o retrato de meio corpo de D. Dinis de Melo em uma oval sobre o seu escudo de armas. Esta obra trata das batalhas da restauração da independência incluindo as campanhas de D. João de Áustria em Portugal. Rosto impressos a duas cores. Exemplar com ex libris dos Agostinhos descalços do Mont-Olivet. e do Paço de S. Cipriano. Inocêncio V, 162. "um dos primeiros cincoenta academicos da Academia Real de Historia Portugueza, e o primeiro que faleceu logo no anno seguinte ao da organisação d'aquelle corpo. - M. a 17 de Fevereiro de 1721, contando 63 annos de idade. Tinha nascido em Goa, no tempo em que seu pae Antonio de Mello e Castro governava aquelles estados. - E. 5068) Historia panegyrica da vida de Diniz de Mello, primeiro conde das Galvêas do conselho de estado e guerra dos reis D. Pedro II e D. João V. Lisboa, por José Manescal 1721. fol. de XLII-498 pag., com o retrato de Diniz de Mello. - E segunda vez impressa, ibi, na Offic. de Antonio Duarte Pimenta 1744 (e não 1745 como se lê na Bibl. de Barbosa) 4.º de XL-438 pag. – Sahiu terceira vez, á custa de Luis de Moraes e Castro, ibi, 1752. 4.º. «Esta Vida (diz o P. Francisco José Freire, nas suas Reflexões sobre a lingua portugueza, parte 1.ª) é um arremedo da que nos deixou Jacinto Freire de Andrade. Tem polimento e pureza de phrase, mas commummente revestida de tanta pompa de palavras, que quem ler este escriptor logo o ha de julgar por poeta; porque conceitua a cada passo, como homem arrebatado de enthusiasmo. Porém isto mais pertence ao estylo do que á simples locução.» D. Thomás Caetano de Bem qualifica Julio de Mello de «auctor de elocução purissima, e um dos que podem servir de mestres da língua portugueza». E comtudo, o collector do Catalogo chamado da Academia recusou-lhe" Location/localizacao: 1-A1-D-13

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        Le Batracomiomachia Di Omera - Greca, Latina, e Italiana

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

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

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

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        A New and Accurate Map of America

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

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        Moralske Tanker. Deelte udi 2 Tomos.

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

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        PUBLII TERENTII AFRI COMOEDIAE SEX Cum Notis Joh Minelli

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

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

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

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

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

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        Atlas Minor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Beschryving der stadt en lande van Breda

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        The Seasons, 1744 edition, inscribed by author

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books]
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        HUDIBRAS (Charles Dickens' copy)

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

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Hudibras in Three Parts Written in the Time of the Late Wars: Corrected and Amended with Large Annotations, and a Preface, By Zachary Grey

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Veduta del Palazzo del Sigre. Principe Strozzi, e della Strada che conduce al Ponte a S. Trinita. T.XIII

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

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

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

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