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        El Tonalamatl de Coleccion de Aubin. Antiguo Manuscrito Mexicano en la Biblioteca Nacional de Paris (Manuscrit Mexicanins no 18-19)

      2 parts. part 1 text: 60 pages with line drawing of codex. Part 2: Color reproduction of the Seler reproduction. Oblong quarto (10 1/2" x 11 3/4") housed in a cloth portfolio. Preface by Mercedes Meade de Angulo. Comments by Carmen Aguilera. First Mexican edition.Aubin, Tonalamatl. Kalendario Ydolatrico. Codice Gama (rare). BNP 18-19 Ex-Boturini and Aubin collections. Ritual-calendrical. Tlaxcala. Early 16th Century. Native paper screenfold painted on one side. 18 leaves plus additional leaf with title in Spanish; 2 leaves missing. Possibly preconquest tonalamatl (divinatory almanac) in early acculturated style. Each page depicts patron deities, 13 birds, 13 gods, and Nine Lords of the Night associated with each 13-day period of the 260-day divinatory cycle. The tentative Tlaxcalan provenience is based on a statement in the 1745 inventory of the Boturini collection. A lithograph edition, with two pages in color and with the missing pages supplied on the basis of the Leon y Gama reconstruction, was printed for Aubin about 1851. It had limited circulation until it was issued with a study by Orozco y Berra (1897). Commentary by Seler (1900) is accompanied by a color lithograph facsimile. Two pages are photographically reproduced by Boban (1891). (Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volume 14 page 91)Condition:Text volume small damage to front wrapper. Portfolio corners bumped else a very good set in very good portfolio.

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        SEDER KERI'ATH SHEMA AL HA-MITAH (Prayers before Retiring at Night), liturgical compendium with additional prayers and blessings

      1745 MINIATURE ILLUMINATED HEBREW PRAYERBOOK ON VELLUM, an exceptionally charming manuscript, Germany, signed and dated 1745, 71 x 52 mm. 24 leaves (excluding blanks), written on approximately 15 lines per page (justification 50 x 39 mm.), FIVE ILLUSTRATED WORD PANELS, two- to three-line, ILLUSTRATED TITLE PAGE, and THIRTEEN MINIATURES, various sizes (listed below), Hebrew in square characters, with Judeo-German in wayber-taytsch letters. BINDING: Bound in contemporary gilt-tooled dentelle maroon morocco. TEXT: This diminutive, portable manuscript is a highly personal combination of prayers. It is a type of Siddur or Jewish Prayerbook, but it does not contain the entire Siddur. Rather it begins with the last prayers of the day that a person must recite, the prayers to be recited when a person retires for the night, the Keri’at Shema Al Ha’mita, and concludes with a series of miscellaneous prayers and blessings, for different feasts and occasions that might arise throughout the day. ILLUSTRATION: f. 1, Title-page, with an architectural frame, the arch flanked by Moses the Lawgiver (right) and Aaron the High Priest (left) within niches; atop the arch, appear hands raised in priestly benediction, and on both sides maidens are carrying a palm frond and a bough, respectively; f. 3, Initial word panel, the word Ribono (“Master”) in gold; f. 3v, Initial word panel, the word Elo-heinu (“Our God”) in silver; f. 5, three-quarter page miniature of a bedroom scene of a woman asleep in her canopied bed; f. 5v, Initial word panel, the word Baruch (“Blessed”); f. 9, Initial and figural word panel, the angel holding aloft the word Ha-Malach (“The angel”); f. 9v, rectangular miniature of a monarch (with feminine features) resting on a regal canopied bed, surrounded by armored guards; f. 11, full-page miniature, King David playing his harp; f. 11v, Initial word panel, Hebrew word A shrei (“Happy”) f. 16, miniature of a seven-branched Menorah; f. 17, three-quarter page miniature of the ten hanging sons of Haman, here with eleven hanging figures; f. 17v, three-quarter page miniature of a round and naked Bacchus; f. 19v, half-page miniature of a well-tended and meticulously manicured garden and fruit orchard; f. 21, half-page miniature of a rainbow and a matron with a prayer book, in its lower lines the artist signs his name “Jospe Schmalkalden of Mainz"; f. 22, two small miniatures, a Jewish monarch, bearded, and a clean-shaven non-Jewish monarch; f. 22v, two small miniatures, and a gentile scholastic; f. 23v, half-page miniature of a woman reciting the blessing on Friday evening; f. 24v, the colophon in gold, signing his work “Tam ve-nishlam shevach l’E-l Borei Olam” [Completed with praise to the Creator of the World]. PROVENANCE: Written and illuminated in Mainz for the wife of Joseph Däern Katz, so inscribed on the title page (miniature on f. 24 also signed). Known from at least two other manuscripts, a printed edition, and some documents, Jospe Schmalkalden emerges as a Jewish artist of the highest calibre apparently active between the years 1738 and 1757 in the Rhineland (Mainz and Worms), and possibly with in the Netherlands. Belonged to Joseph Gradenwitz (1917-2006), Berlin-born collector and book binder. Belonged to Julian Edison, his ex-libris, inside front cover, an ardent bibliophile since the 1950s. CONDITION: Light discoloration and minor marginal staining, minimal abrasions in few places. Full description and photographs available (TM 601).

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        The Present Practice of Conveyancing: Or Select Precedents

      1745. Mill, Job. The Present Practice of Conveyancing: Or Select Precedents of Conveyances, Chosen From Great Variety of Original Draughts, Drawn and Settled or Approved by Several of the Most Eminent Conveyancers; Never Before Published. With a Table of the Principal Matters. [London]: Printed by H. Lintot (Assignee of E. Sayer) for D. Browne, [et al.], 1745. [iv], 686, [14] pp. Folio (13-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a handful of minor scuffs to boards, some wear to fore-edge of front, small gauge to center, some chipping to spine ends, front hinge partially cracked, corners bumped and somewhat worn, rear hinge starting. Toning to text, light foxing to index leaves, offsetting to margins of endleaves. Early owner signature to front free endpaper, two other signatures and a small owner stamp to head of title page, another signature to head of p. 1, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. A solid copy of a very scarce title. * Only edition. With side-notes. The precedents are arranged alphabetically. Topics include agreements, covenants, leases, mortgages, settlements and wills. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America, at Harvard Law School; ESTC locates an additional North American copy at Johns Hopkins, 2 copies in the British Isles, at the British Library and the House of Lords, and a 1746 reissue with identical pagination, which is held by the University of Nottingham and York University Law Library. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:484 (not listing 1746 reissue).

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      - Costumes do Real Mosterº de Bellem Dos quaes ainda algum defira accidentalm[ente], do que na mesma materia dispoem, e ensina o nosso Ordinario, que aqui por muytas vezes se alêga, reformado pelo Revmo. Fr. Martin de la Vera, e impresso em Madrid no anno de 1636, que he o que devemos observar; se advirta que este mesmo Rituâl da Ordem recomenda repetidas vezes que em nada altêrem, antes estejam todos peloque for costume em cada Caza: e os Costumes, q[ue] nesta hà, e nam estàm antiquados sam os que os que aqui se escrevéram por Ordem do Revmo. Pe. Fr. Manoel de Sto. Antonio, sendo Prior Gerál no anno de 1745. In fólio (de 28x22cm) com [ii], 94 pags. Encadernação [original] da época inteira de pele marmoreada com nervos e ferros a ouro na lombada (representando querubins); e ferros rolados nas esquadrias das pastas. Corte das folhas carminado. Apresenta carimbo comercial do século XIX na folha de guarda [Livraria Antiga e Moderna, Rua de São Nicolau, 113, Lisboa]. Título unificado no rótulo da lombada: CVST DO O DEBEL [Costumes do Convento de Bellem] Manuscrito a uma só mão, firme e legível, composto em várias etapas (nuances da tinta) e com as 2 páginas iniciais inumeradas acrescentadas no final da sua execução.No início de cada capitulo apresenta os respetivos títulos. Manuscrito contendo a Regra interna ou regulamento do ritual e da vida monástica dos monges jeronimitas do Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Belém ou, vulgo, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. Não são conhecidas outras referências a manuscritos ou obras impressas com este tema da organizaçãoquotidiana da vida desta 'Comunidade' tal como é referida em cada capítulo. Existe contudo na BNP outro manuscrito contemporâneo do presente, contendo a orgânica do Capítulo [Assembleia Geral] do Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, complementar das regras da presente obra, guardado [Título: Compendio das ceremonias do capítulo geral dos Monges]. O Mosteiro dos Jerónimos é um mosteiro manuelino, testemunho monumental da riqueza dos Descobrimentos portugueses. Situa-se em Belém, Lisboa, à entrada do Rio Tejo. Constitui o ponto mais alto da arquitectura do manuelino, sendo o mais notável conjunto monástico do século XVI em Portugal e uma das principais igrejas-salão da Europa. Destacam-se no mosteiro o seu claustro completado em 1544, e a porta sul de complexo desenho geométrico. Os elementos decorativos são repletos de símbolos da arte da navegação e de esculturas de plantas e animais exóticos. O Mosteiro dos Jerónimos foi reconstruído e ampliado para exercer funções civis no final do século XIX; declarado Monumento Nacional em 1907; e em 1983 a UNESCO classificou-o como 'Património Cultural de toda a Humanidade'. Em 2007 foi eleito como uma das sete maravilhas de Portugal. No Mosteiro dos Jerónimos encontram-se entre outros os túmulos dos reis D. Manuel I e sua mulher, D. Maria, D. João III e sua mulher D. Catarina, D. Sebastião e D. Henrique, de Vasco da Gama, de Luís Vaz de Camões, de Alexandre Herculano e de Fernando Pessoa. Em 2010 teve 644729 visitantes, sendo 92 % estrangeiros. O mosteiro deve o nome à Ordem de São Jerónimo aí estabelecida até 1834. Para perpetuar a memória do Infante D. Henrique, pela sua grande devoção a Nossa Senhora, e ainda pela crença em S. Jerónimo, o rei D. Manuel I decidiu fundar o Mosteiro de Sta. Maria de Belém, perto da cidade de Lisboa nos últimos anos do século XV (pouco depois de Vasco da Gama ter regressado da sua viagem à Índia), tendo sido financiado em grande parte pelos lucros do comércio das especiarias. Os monges teriam como funções, entre outras, de rezar pela alma do rei e prestar assistência espiritual aos navegadores que da praia do Restelo partiam para descoberta do mundo. A Ordem de São Jerónimo é uma ordem religiosa contemplativa. A jornada do monge jerónimo é dedicada ao trabalho, a tarde é dedicada a exercícios próprios da vida contemplativa e intelectual (oração, leitura, estudo, etc.). A leitura desta regra costumeira informa-nos que, no decurso do dia

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      - de Diogo de Araújo Rodrigues Machado da Silva, cavaleiro da Ordem de Cristo, Capitão-Mor dos Coutos de Moure e Cervães e morador na sua quinta & solar da Camara de Moura. In fólio com 7 fólios de 29x20 cm. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a ouro na lombada e pastas. com roda em esquadria nos dois planos idênticos e rectângulo central com pequeno florão. Falta dos atilhos de seda e das guardas volantes. Manuscrito sobre pergaminho, caligrafado e iluminado. Todos os fólios apresentam molduras pintadas com motivos e cores diferentes, na frente e verso (o último apenas na frente); uma grande inicial (D[om] Ioao [V]) pintada e "filigranada" e mais oito capitulares pintadas. Na frente do sexto fólio, as armas do requerente, com a respectiva descrição na página oposta: escudo esquartelado com as armas dos Machados, Câmaras, Pereiras e Silvas, elmo e paquife. Na frente do último fólio, o termo de encerramento: dado em Lisboa, aos doze dias do mês de Maio do ano de 1745. Assinaturas autografas: Hilário da Costa Barreyros, (escudeiro e escrivão da nobreza) - P. Rey darmas Pal. [Manuel Pereira da Silva, Principal Rei darmas Portugal No verso, dois registos no Livro dos Brasões da Nobreza de Portugal, e no Livro do Registo do Senado da Câmara. Manuscrito com ligeiro manuseamento e alguns sinais de abrasão. O armigerado era descendente da Casa de Entre-Homem-e-Cávado. As cartas de brasão portuguesas são hoje extremamente raras, especialmente quando preservam a encadernação original. A presente carta de brasão embora sóbria apresenta uma beleza extraordinária, sendo as cores vivas empregues extremamente harmoniosas. [EN] MANUSCRIPT - GRANT OF ARMS: SHIELD, HELMET AND CREST- King of Arms Portugal. 1745. Warrant and Achievements granted to Diogo de Araújo Rodrigues Machado da Silva, knight of the Order of Christ, Captain of Moure e Cervães and resident in his palace at Camara de Moura, Freguesia de S. Martinho de Moure. Size 29x20 cm. With 7 folios. Binding: contemporary (original) full calf artistically gilt with rolled tools at both covers. Remains of silk ties. Calligraphic manuscript on parchment and illuminated with all colors and metals. All pages have frames painted with different design patterns and colors; a large initial (D [om] Ioao [V]). The sixth folio has a full page illuminated with the granted achievement (shield, helmet, crest, torse, banner and mantling with the predominantly red and blue colors) with its heraldic description on the opposite (previous) page. Dated May, 12th 1745. Handwritten signatures of Manuel Pereira da Silva, King of Arms Portugal. On the back, two records of official transcripts in the Book of Nobility of Portugal, and the Book of Registration of the Senate Chamber. The Portuguese Grants of Arms are now extremely rare, especially when preserving the original binding, as this one.This letter has a sober, although extraordinary beauty, with all the bright colors and metals employed in an extremely harmonious document. Location/localizacao: 5-A1-D-3

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        Privilegio, su Aprobacion y Obedecimiento, sobre el libre transito de los Ganados, y anchura de los Caminos, ganado à suplica de los Valles de Tena, Broto y demas de las Montañas de los Pirineos, y todo a solicitud de Don Domingo Guillen de Panticosa, su Sindico, Año de 1745

      Sin lugar de impresión, impresor ni año, pero: Zaragoza, 1745 Un cuaderno en folio; portada y 16 pp., impresas en papel sellado, y con la firma autógrafa del notario certificante de la concordancia de la copia con la Real Provisión original. Cubiertas originales en pergamino, e la época.

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        Miscellanies By Dr. Swift and others

      London,: Charles Bathurst, 1745-, 1749.. 10 volumes, octavo, an attractive set in contemporary calf.

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      Venezia: Stampata da G. Albrizzi, 1745. Hardcover. Remarkably Fresh and Clean Contemporary Copy of One of the Finest Illustrated Books of the Century. 457 x 305 mm (18 x 12"). 14 p.l. (including two frontispieces), 253, (i.e., 252), [1] leaves, followed by the final plate (complete). Pleasing contemporary marbled calf, raised bands, spine ornately gilt, red label. WITH 84 ELEGANT ENGRAVINGS: two frontispieces (one of Apollo and the muses, with angels flying in a tondo portrait of the author, the other of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, to whom the edition is dedicated), charming vignette on title page of Tasso riding on a half shell into a Venetian dock, welcomed by a female personification of Venice petting one of a pair of lions, 20 vignette initials, 20 large vignette headpieces, 20 vignette tailpieces (19 large and one smaller), 20 EXQUISITE LARGE PLATES, each within a decorative frame, and a final large plate showing Tasso and the publisher Albrizzi out in nature, all BY GIAMBATISTA PIAZZETTA. Ink stamp on front flyleaf of Starhemberg Family Library at Castle Eferding, Austria (see below). Cohen-de Ricci, p. 978; Brunet V, 666; Graesse VI, II, 33. Joints with slight wear, minor worming to top two spine compartments, covers with a bit of worming and a few marks, almost invisible repair to inner upper marginal corner of final plate and following blank, otherwise AN OUTSTANDING COPY, THE TEXT EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH, BRIGHT, AND CLEAN. This is a remarkably fresh and clean contemporary copy of one of the finest illustrated books of the 18th century. It is a wonderful oversized illustrated Venetian printing of a great Italian classic, which the normally reserved Graesse describes as a "magnificent edition in regards to the printing and the paper: the 20 plates and the headpieces by Piazzetta are beyond all praise." The engravings are highly detailed, romantic rococo illustrations of a major artist, Giambatista Piazzetta (1682-1754). Palluchini (as reported by Benezit) comments on the "subtle unity and vibrant luminosity" of Piazzetta's chiaroscuro, and he remarks that "Piazzetta's striking use of light, together with the bold compositions and handling seen in some of his works, make him an important precursor of Tiepolo." As for the author, Britannica says it as well as anyone: in his "Jerusalem Delivered," Tasso (1544-95) "aimed at ennobling the Italian epic style by preserving strict unity of plot and heightening poetic diction. He chose Virgil for his model, took the first crusade for [his] subject, [and] infused the fervor of religion into his conception of the hero Godfrey." But his inclination toward romance clashed with his original epical intentions, and the work became a classic early example of the poetry of sentiment. "This sentiment, refined, noble, natural, steeped in melancholy, exquisitely graceful, pathetically touching, breathes throughout the episodes of the 'Gerusalemme,' finds metrical expression in the languishing cadence of its mellifluous verse, and sustains the ideal life of those seductive heroines whose names were familiar as household words to all Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries." Unfortunately, the work, while still in manuscript, was condemned by contemporary critics on both religious and literary grounds, and the sensitive and conscientious author suffered a nervous breakdown, was later visited by a violent insanity, and was confined for seven years. When he was released, he discovered that his masterpiece had been published and that he was now famous. He was to have received the laurel crown with which Petrarch alone had been honored, but he died just before the presentation. Our copy comes from the collection of Starhemberg princes of Eferding, the best known of whom was Prince Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg, who as vice chancellor of Austria in the 1930s made a stand against the German takeover. The prince is featured in the historical novel, "The Sceptre," by Dorothy Jane Mills.

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      1745. Very Good. [DEFOE, Daniel]. THE COMPLETE ENGLISH TRADESMAN: Directing him in the several parts and progressions of trade, from his first entring upon business, to his leaving off. Particularly with regard to diligence, over- trading, diversions, expensive living, suretyship, ... With useful generals in trade, describing the principles and foundations of the home trade of Great Britain: With tables of the British manufactures, product, shipping, land-carriage, importation, home-consumption, &c. Calculated for the use of all our inland tradesmen, as well in the city as country. London: Printed for J. Rivington, 1745. Fifth edition, "with very great alterations and improvements." Two 12mo. volumes: xvi,380,[4]; viii,345,[3] pp. The unnumbered pages at the end of each volume are publisher's advertisements. Modern brown cloth bindings, each with a gilt- stamped lettering piece on spine. Contemporary ink ownership ("Wm. John Banner's Book 1750") in volume 2. This is a sound and very good copy despite some shallow chipping (not affecting text) along the fore-edge of the first few leaves in Volume 1 and several dust-soiled pages and some foxing in margins of Volume 2. First published as a single volume in 1726, this edition includes many changes made after Defoe's death in 1731. (Kress 8150; CBEL II 508).

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        Essai sur l'homme … avec l'original Anglois; ornee de figures en taille-douce

      Lausanne & Geneve: Marc-Michel Bosquet. 1745. Folio, pp. xxiv, 116; title-page printed in red and black, engraved frontis and vignette title-page, engraved portrait of Prince Charles Frederic to whom this edition is dedicated, 19 copper-engraved plates throughout by Delamonce, 4 full-p.; parallel text in French and English throughout; nice copy in contemporary full calf, gilt spine, red morocco label; some rubbing but very good. The first of several bi-lingual editions.

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        CARTE DE LA MER MEDITERRANÉE en Trois Feuilles Présentée a Mgr le Comte de Maurepas

      Dresée au Deposit des Cartes et Plans de la Marine POUR LE SERVICE DES VAISSEAUX DU ROY. Par Ordre de M.LE DUC DE CHOISEUL Colonel general des Suisses et Grisons, Ministre de la Guerre et de la Marine., 1745. Copper engraving. Later colour. Very good condition; small tear at the bottom of centrefold. Size: 79 x 55 cm. (31 x 21½ inches) Sea chart of the western Mediterranean from Cadiz in Spain to the mouth of the Tiber, showing the coasts of Spain, France, Italy and north Africa. Rhumb lines criss-cross the map, title cartouche at top left with three scales. Bellin was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy upon the creation of France's hydrographic office, the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine.Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps and charts. The accuracy of Bellin's charts ensured that they were in use for many years.

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        CHARLES PRINCE Of WALES, &c. Regent of Scotland, England, France and Ireland, and the dominions thereunto belonging. Charles P.R. Whereas we are certainly informed. That the Elector of Hanover has taken upon him to summon a Parliament

      [Edinburgh]:. 1745.. 30.3 cm x 22 cm. 1st printing (ESTC T30512).. Broadside, printed recto only. Complete printed text supplied on request.. On an old mount, broadside previously folded and repaired with slight. loss of a few letters, not affecting sense or legibility. A. triangular section to the upper right blank margin lost & supplied. [no text affected]. Some expected age-toning & soiling. A Good copy.. Charles best known today as the instigator/leader of the unsuccessful Jacobite uprising of 1745, in his effort to restore an absolute monarchy to the United Kingdom, which culminated in defeat at the Battle of Culloden, essentially signaling the end of the Jacobite cause. & & This broadside, issued at the apex of the rebellion, highlights the extent of Charles' belief in his claim to the throne, for in it he declares the parliament at London to lack legitimacy; next, he brands traitor & rebel all who attend said parliament; and finally, he declares the "pretended union of these Kingdoms now at an End." & & A very rare survivor of this tumultous time of British history, this broadside is known in only 6 copies [per ESTC], none on this side of the pond. . Large headpiece [4.3 cm x 15 cm]. Large initial capital letter 'W'.

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        Applausi poetici nel prender l'abito religioso nel venerabil Monastero di San Niccolò di Firenze l'illustrissima Signora Anna Maria Ginori, col nome di Donna Anna Fedele. Consacrati al... Monsignore Maria Ginori, vescovo di Fiesole. -

      Firenze, Paperini, 1745.In-folio. Solida legatura del '900 in mezza pelle rossa, dorso con nervi e titolo impr. in oro. Bel frontespizio stampato in nero, rosso e oro e con vignetta blu inc. in rame con lo stemma del vescovo di Fiesole sorretto da putti; un foglio con dedica incisa; un foglio con elaborata testatina stampata in rosso e blu e iniziale istoriata blu; diversi altri fregi tipografici ed elaborate iniziali in nero. (24) pp., prime due bianche. Buon esemplare marginoso con "ex-libris Petri Ginori-Conti" e timbro a secco di Giannalisa Feltrinelli. Bella pubblicazione, stampata con molta eleganza in pochi esemplari. Christie's, Feltrinelli Library, Part six, London June 1998, nr.1304.

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        Tabula Americae Specialis Geographica Regni Peru, Brasiliae, Terrae Firmae.

      Incisione in rame, mm 485x570, coloritura d'epoca. Interessante carta geografica con bel cartiglio in alto a destra. La dicitura "Eredi Homann" distingue l'attività tipografica intrapresa dai figli e generi di J.B. Homann, dopo la sua morte, avvenuta nel 1723. Come per il predecessore, anche le carte degli eredi sono caratterizzate da una notevole eleganza e modernità; in esse sono ben amalgamati l'aspetto scientifico e quello decorativo. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Mappa Generalis Totius Imperii Russici

      Grande mappa raffigurante per esteso l?Impero Russo che si sviluppa dalla Finlandia alla Kamchatka, pubblicata nell?Atlas Russicus. Joseph Nicholas De L?Isle (1688-1768), fratello di Guillaume, divenne amico di Pietro il Grande, a cui fornì molte informazioni relative all?Impero. Visse in Russia per ventidue anni, come responsabile dell?Osservatorio Reale di San Pietroburgo; si trasferì poi in Francia nel 1747, dove portò la maggior parte del materiale a cui aveva avuto accesso, in modo particolare quello relativo alle esplorazioni lungo le coste settentrionali del Pacifico, sia in Russia, sia in America, che poi pubblicò. L?Accademia Russa delle Scienze venne creata nel 1724 a San Pietroburgo allo scopo non solo di fornire un servizio di coordinamento e sviluppo delle scienze, ma anche per fornire soluzioni concrete a problemi reali. Furono molti gli scienziati stranieri invitati a prendervi parte. Joseph Nicolas de l'Isle venne invitato a presiedere il dipartimento di geografia e si trasferì in Russia nel 1726. La realizzazione del primo Atlas Russicus richiese molto tempo, data l?estensione del Paese. Venne reperito e analizzato il materiale cartografico preesistente. Uno degli studiosi russi che lavorarono al progetto fu Kirilow, autore della prima mappa della Russia nel 1734. L?Atlas Russicus, composto da venti carte, vide la luce nel 1747. La carta del De L?Isle venne copiata da molti editori, tra cui l?italiano Santini, la cui opera fu poi ristampata da Remondini. Incisione in rame, coloratura coeva dei margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 965x555. A large map covering the full extent of the Russian Empire stretching from Finland to Kamchatka, published in the Atlas Russicus. Copper engraving, contemporary outline colour, in excellent condition. The Atlas Russicus was published in 1747 and contained twenty maps. De L?Isle's map was copied by many publishers, including the Italian Santini, whose map was later issued by Remondini. Joseph Nicholas De L?Isle (1688-1768), Guillaume?s brother, became a friend of Peter the Great and supplied him with information on the Russian Empire. He stayed in Russia for twenty-two years and was in charge of the Royal Observatory in St. Petersburg, returning to France in 1747, taking with him much of the material he had access to, particularly relating to explorations along the northern Pacific coasts of Russia and America, which he subsequently published. The Russian Academy of Sciences was created in 1724 in St Petersburg. It was not only intended to coordinate and produce science but also to aid in solutions to practical problems. Many foreign scientists were invited to participate. Joseph Nicolas de l' Isle was invited to head the department of geography and came in 1726. The making of the first atlas Russicus, not surprisingly considering the size of the country, took a long time. New bearings in trigonometry had to be taken all over the country. Existing cartographic material had to be obtained and analysed. Among the Russian scientists that worked on the atlas was Kirilow, the man who published the first map of Russia in 1734. Dimensioni 965x555. San Pietroburgo St. Petersbourg

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        De la manière de graver a l'eau forte et au burin et de la gravûre en maniere noire. Avec la façon de construire les Presses modernes, & d'imprimer en Taille-douce. Nouvelle édition revûe, corrigée & augmentée du double; et enrichie....

      a Paris, Chez Charles Antoine Jombert, 1745. 1745 In-8° (198x123mm), pp. (2, XXXII, 186, (6) di elenco di volumi di architettura e matematica impressi dall'editore Jombert, (2) bianche, legatura coeva p. pelle nocciola marmorizzata con dorso a 5 nervi adorno, entro scomparti, di titolo in oro su tassello granata e di filetatture racchiudenti al loro interno decori floreali, il tutto impresso in oro. Unghie decorate in oro, tagli rossi, sguardie marmorizzate in policromia. Un'antiporta incisa all'acquaforte con allegoria dell'Arte in forma muliebre e una grande vignetta incisa a tre quarti di pagina al recto della dedicatoria a stampa del Bosse "aux amateurs de cette art". 19 magnifiche tavole ripiegate f.t., disegnate e incise dal Bosse, con raffigurazioni di strumenti, tecniche e procedure relative all'incisione all'acquaforte e al bulino. Qualche testatina e fregio tipografico ornato. Ex-libris manoscritto settecentesco al verso del frontespizio. Aloni all'ultima c. di testo e alle ultime 2 cc. bianche, sparse fioriture, qualche altro alone marginale di lieve entità. Restauri abili alle cerniere. Bell'esemplare nell'insieme. Terza edizione, accresciuta rispetto alle precedenti dal Cochin, di questo importantissimo trattato settecentesco di tecnica incisoria stilato da uno dei maggiori acquafortisti del XVII secolo illustrante in dettaglio tutti i segreti delle tecniche incisorie all'acquaforte e al bulino. L'edizione originale risale al 1645, mentre la seconda edizione, riveduta da Le Clerc, non vide la luce che nel 1701. Brunet, I, 1127. Graesse, I, 501. Cohen-De Ricci, 177. Bigmore-Wyman, I, 72. Cicognara, 254. Ivins, Print and visual communication, Cambridge, 1969, p. 75. Norman Sale Catalogue, 317. Norman, 279. Berlin Katalog, 4652. Blum, L'oeuvre gravée de Abraham Bosse, pp. 403-421. In-8° (198x123mm), pp. (2, XXXII, 186, (6), reliure d'époque en plein cuir noisette marbré avec titre et filets en or au dos. Frontispice gravé à l'eau-forte avec allegorie de l'Art. Dix-neuf splendides planches dépliantes h.t. gravés sur cuivre par Bosse. Taches à la dernière page de texte et à les dernires pp. blanches et petits restaurations à la reiure, mais bel exemplaire. Troisième édition augmentée de cet important traité sur la gravure du XVII siècle. L'édition original c'est du 1645.

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        Parte Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada..

      Inusuale mappa allungata della costa est del Canada. Una bellissima mappa di Nord-Est Canada, raffiguarante Nova Scotia, Labrador e Terranova. Questo è il secondo stato della mappa originariamente disegnato da Seutter e inciso da Lotter. Il formato verticale della mappa allunga la geografia e distorce Terranova. Il fiume San Lorenzo corre quasi da nord a sud. E 'molto dettagliato, in particolare lungo le coste ei fiumi. Molti nomi di luogo, sia europei e indiani. In basso a destra è una scena con le navi a vela più. In alto a sinistra è un enorme titolo decorativo cartiglio con figure allegoriche, capi indiani, esploratori, cartografi, una flotta di navi, pescatori e la fauna selvatica. Very unusual elongated map of the East coast of Canada. A beautiful map of Northeastern Canada, including Nova Scotia, Labrador and Newfoundland. This is the second state of the map originally drawn by Seutter and engraved by Lotter, with Lotter's imprint. The map's vertical format elongates the geography and distorts Newfoundland. The St. Lawrence River runs nearly north-south. It is very detailed, especially along the coastlines and rivers. Many place names, both European and Indian. At bottom right is a scene with several sailing ships. At top left is a huge decorative title cartouche featuring allegorical figures, Indian chiefs, explorers, mapmakers, a fleet of ships, fishermen and wildlife. Augsburg Augsburg 490 580

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        La Gerusalemme liberata.

      Giambattista Albrizzi 1745 In Folio (452x315); occhiello, splendida antiporta incisa in rame, frontespizio in rosso e nero con bella vignetta allegorica in rame raffigurante Venezia, ritratto di Maria Teresa dedicataria dell'opera eseguito da Felice Pollenzani, 10 carte non num. con la dedica, il privilegio di stampa, il catalogo degli associati, carte 254 numerate, 1 non num. alla fine con bella vignetta, 20 incisioni in rame fuori testo da disegni di Piazzetta, raffiguranti i momenti salienti dei singoli canti, poste ognuna all'inizio del rispettivo canto contornate da elegante cornice barocca con motivi decorativi floreali, vasi e putti; 20 incisioni all'inizio dei canti, a racchiudere l'argomento dello stesso, a carattere campestre, bellico, mitologico; 20 cul-de-lampe (fra cui 6 a piena pagina e 2, quella dei canti decimo ed undecimo, su carta non num. f.t.), 21 capilettera animati in rame. Legatura in tutta pelle coeva.Magnifico esemplare in prima tiratura della prima edizione con le dediche ai sottoscrittori poste al piede delle 20 incisioni, stampato su carta fine. Riguardo a questa opera si sono sempre considerate due tirature della prima edizione a seconda del ritratto di Maria Teresa e del testo posto sotto ai rami (la variante A contempla il ritratto "da vecchia" e le dediche ai sottoscrittori, per cui la nostra copia sarebbe nella variante A, e la B ha il ritratto "ringiovanito" e componimenti invece delle dediche). Recenti studi hanno però evidenziato anche numerose differenze tipografiche fra le due tirature, per cui si può parlare di due differenti edizioni molto simili. La cosiddetta "Gerusalemme del Piazzetta" è considerata la massima espressione del libro figurato veneziano del Settecento, illustrata dalle splendide incisioni su disegni di Giambattista Piazzetta, che seguì anche la parte incisoria personalmente; l'autore è raffigurato nell'ultima vignetta insieme ad Albrizzi a coronamento della pubblicazione. Morazzoni 256: "Non a torto è considerato il più bel libro veneziano?G.B. Piazzetta ha assecondato i desideri dell'editore da pari suo, superando in brio e felicità d'invenzioni la già bella edizione del Bousset, disegnando 70 composizioni e sfoggiandovi una piacevolezza che ci fa passare da meraviglia in meraviglia?è un'edizione che ben caratterizza un'epoca, e ben si merita tutta l'ammirazione che oggi ancora la circonda".Splendido esemplare assai marginoso ed in perfetto stato di conservazione, più grande di tutte le ultime copie passate sul mercato.Sander 1887; Gamba 948; Cohen-de Ricci 978; Gamba, 948; Morazzoni, 256 e pag. 123-26: "non a torto è considerato il più bel libro veneziano... G. B. Piazzetta ha assecondato i desideri dell'editore da pari suo, superando in brio e felicità d'invenzioni le già belle edizioni del Bossuet... ci fa passare di meraviglia in meraviglia". Tiepolo, Piazzetta, Novelli, L'incanto del libro illustrato nel Settecento veneto pag. 168.

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata. Con le figure di Giambattista Piazzetta. Alla Sacra Real Maestà di Maria Teresa d'Austria. -

      Venezia, Albrizzi, 1745.In-folio. Piena pelle, dorso con tassello, nervi e ricchi fregi oro, ampie ed elaborate bordure dorate sui piatti: un?ammirevole legatura moderna in stile veneziano del ?700. Grandiosa antiporta allegorica, vignetta sul frontespizio, ritratto di Maria Teresa giovane, 20 stupende tavv. f.t. con stemma e dedica nel margine inferiore, 20 graziose testate che racchiudono l'argomento, 20 belle vignette finali, 6 a p. pag., 2 f.t., e 21 piacevoli capilettera, il tutto finemente inc. in rame. (12), 256 (mal num. 253) pp.; un paio di strappetti abilmente riparati e qualche insignificante macchiolina; buon esemplare marginoso, stampato su carta forte. E' noto che di questo celebre libro, considerato il più bello stampato a Venezia nel ?700 e il più bello del poema, esistono due tirature: questa è la seconda in cui è stata migliorata sia la qualità artistica delle illustrazioni che la veste tipografica del testo «dando alla pagina, come risultato, una leggerezza ed ariosità che a stento si trova negli esemplari dell?altra edizione» (Radaeli: Alcune note al Tasso Piazzetta). Cohen 978. Gamba 948. Morazzoni, Il libro figurato veneziano del Settecento, 256 e pp. 123-126. «The most famous of all Venetian eighteenth-century books...» (Haskell, Patrons and Painters, 335). It is beautifully illustrated with an allegorical frontispiece, a portrait of Empress Maria Teresa as a young woman, 20 plates (each one with a dedication and coat-of-arms), and many head and tail-pieces, all very finely engraved. A few small marginal tears neatly repaired and some pale spots; a good copy in an excellent period style calf binding, with richly gilt covers and spine.

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        Chymie hydraulique, pour extraire les sels essentiels des Végétaux, Animaux,& Minéraux, avec l'eau pure. [ Chimie Hydraulique - édition originale ]

      Chez Jean-Baptiste Coignard 1745 E.O. , 1 vol. in-12 rel. d'époque plein veau moucheté, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tranches rouges, Chez Jean-Baptiste Coignard, Paris, 1745, xj pp., 2 ff. n. ch., 390 pp. et 2 pl. dépliantes Bon exemplaire de l'édition originale (très petits mq. en coiffe, bien complet des deux planches dépliantes, bel état intérieur). Consacré avec son épouse aux oeuvres charitables, La Garaye "était un chimiste de mérite. Il a fait faire quelques progrès à la chimie végétale, a appris aux pharmaciens à préparer l'extrait sec de quinquina, longtemps appelé sel essentiel de La Garaye, et a imaginé, pour dissoudre la partie active des parties médicamenteuses, appartenant aux trois règnes de la nature, de recourir à l'eau froide, animée d'un mouvement rapide et incessant, au lieu d'employer la distillation sèche ou le feu." Larousse, GDU, X, 66 ; Barbier, I, 585 ; Brunet, VI, 4438. La plupart des bibliographes citent de façon erronée la date de 1746. Français

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        Lo stato presente di tutti i paesi, e popoli del mondo, naturale, politico, e morale, con nuove osservazioni, e correzioni degli antichi, e moderni viaggiatori. Volume XIV. Del Regno di SPagna.

      Presso Giambatista Albrizzi. 1745 In-8° antico (cm 20,1 x 13,2), forte leg. coeva in piena pergamena con tit. in oro su tassello al dorso, pp. (14)464. Completo, con 24 incisioni in rame su tavv. f.t. ripiegate, la prima con la carta geografica del Regno di Spagna (cm 31x38), le altre di vedute. Ottimo esemplare, in barbe.

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      (Meccanica, fisica, astronomia, ottica - Figurato '700) MUSSCHENBROEK PIETER (VON). "ELEMENTA PHYSICAE CONSCRIPTA IN USUS ACADEMICOS A PETRO VAN MUSSCHENBROEK. Quibus nunc primum in gratiam studiosae juventutis accedunt ad alienis manibus ubique auctaria & notae, disputatio physico - historica de rerum corporearum origine, ac demum de rebus Coelestibus Tractatus". Napoli, Pietro Palumbo, 1745. In 16° (mm 186x115), bella rilegatura in piena pergamena coeva con tassello impresso in oro al dorso. Due volumi: 1°) Pagine 12 non numerate + pagine 80 numerate + pagine 406 numerate + pagine 4 non numerate + fuori testo 11 tavole più volte ripiegate. 2°) Pagine 290 numerate + 6 pagine non numerate + pagine 99 numerate + pagine 3 non numerate + fuori testo 20 tavole più volte ripiegate. Marca tipografica ai due frontespizi incisa da Filippo De grado, autore anche delle numerose incisioni sulle tavole fuori testo esplicative di meccanica, fisica, astronomia e ottica. Le 99 pagine del secondo volume contengono il "De Rebus Celestibus Tractatus" che compare per la prima volta in questa edizione. Esemplare in fresca e splendida conservazione; manca la tavola 5° al primo volume. (Rif.B9106)

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        Historia Ecclesiae Malabaricae cum Diamperitana Synodo Apud Indos Nestorianos, S. Thomae Christianos nuncupatos coacta ab Alexio de Menezes Augustinensi An. MDXCIX. Nunc primum e Lusitano in Latinum versa (Jo. Facundi Raulin) cui Accedunt, cum Liturgia Malabarica, tum Dissertationes variae: omnia perpetuis animadversionibus illustrata..

      Roma, Hieronymus Mainardi, 1745. 1745 In -4 grande, pp. (36) - 529 - (1 bianca). Frontespizio impresso in rosso e nero con vignetta incisa alle armi papali. Una grande testatina incisa firmata Hieronimus Rosi e 3 grandi capilettera ornati. Leg. piena pergamena dell'epoca, titoli oro su tassello al dorso. Tagli marmorizzati rossi. Restauro al margine di 3 carte e al bordo esterno dei piatti. Buon esemplare fresco e marginoso. PRIMA EDIZIONE di questa storia della Chiesa Cattolica nella regione del Malabar, in India. L'autore, il missionario agostiniano Antonio de Gouvea (1575-1628), scrisse quest'opera nel 1606. Già Vescovo di Cirene fece parte del Sinodo di Diamper, tenuto dall'Arcivescovo di Goa Aleixo de Menezes nel 1599, durante il quale si incoraggiava la Chiesa Cattolica ad accettare gli adepti della setta dei Nestoriani, conosciuti anche con il nome di Cristiani di S. Tommaso. Il manoscritto originale in portoghese intitolato "Jornada do Arcebispo de Goa, D. fra Aleixo de Menezes, primaz da India oriental, religioso da ordem de Santo-Agostinho, quando foy asservas de Malavar e Lugares em que morao os antigos christaos de s. Thome" venne tradotto in latino da Johannes Facundis Raulin (1694-1754). Palau 248.480

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        DON RANVDO DE COLIBRADOS eller Fattigdom og Hoffærdighed Comoedie i fem Acter, ved Ludvig Holberg.

      Kiøbenhavn, hos Christian Gottlob Mengel og Compagnie, 1745. 8vo. 110 s. Titelblad lidt plettet og med lille reparation ellers rent og pænt eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet i nyt helpergament i gammel stil.. Dette er den første af Holbergs komedier, som på titelbladet havde Holbergs navn.Mengel påtænkte at lave en tysk udgave af Den Danske Skue-Plads, men da Don Ranudo uvist af hvilken årsag endnu ikke var kommet på tryk, fik han Holbergs samtykke til også at oversætte den til tysk, og det blev således den eneste af Holbergs komedier, som først udkom i oversættelse og også den eneste, hvor hans navn forekommer på titelbladet af originaludgaven. Men udover at udsende den tyske udgave, lavede Mengel også en dansk separatudgave meget mod Holbergs vilje, som gik rettens vej og vandt sagen; udgaven blev konfiskeret fra Mengel og så i hast udsendtes et oplag i E.H. Berlings navn, i første omgang efter Mengels udgave, men senere på året blev et nyt oplag lavet, hvor de værste trykfejl blev rettet. Dette eksemplar er således den første danske udgave overhovedet.Ehrencron-Müller II, 458. Johansen 13, B1

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        A Treatise of All Sorts of Foods, Both Animal and Vegetable: Also of Drinkables: Giving an account of How to Chuse the Best Sort of all Kinds; Of the Good and Bad Effects they Produce ..

      London W Innys, T Longman & T Shewell 1745. Worn cover with and boards detached. Split at p.166. The rest is in much better condition - the pages being very clean and the other sections tightly bound Third Edition Leather cover xii; 372; index :: 170mm x 105mm (7" x 4")

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        LINNÉ, CARL (von).

      Flora Svecica exhibens plantas per regnum Sveciæ crescentes, systematice cum differentiis specierum, synonymis autorum, nominibus incolarum, solo locorum, usu pharmacopæorum. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1745. 8:o. (4),XII,(4),419,(1) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Ngt nött lackat ljusbrunt hfrbd från början av 1900-talet med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och röda snitt. Ryggen lite blekt och med några smärre fläckar. Titelbladet förstärkt i inre marginalen. Någon enstaka äldre marginalanteckning. Sporadiska småfläckar, t.ex. i nedre marginalen på s. 64-67 och 356-57 samt i övre marginalen och in i texten på s. 86-87. Smärre bläckfläckar i yttermarginalen på s. 130-31. Med Olof J. Bromans namnteckning i nedre marginalen på titelbladet, Carl G. Alms och Ingvar Nordins exlibris samt den senares namnteckning. En oidentifierad namnteckning på försättsbladet, en förvärvsanteckning på eftersättsbladet och Botaniska institutionens i Uppsala stpl och duplikatstpl.. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnaeus 407. Krok Bibliotheca botanica suecana 17. Andra upplagan utkom 1755. Arbetet utgavs under vad Sten Lindroth kallar "Linnés patriotiska decennium" då även "Fauna Svecica" publicerades och de tre statligt finansierade resorna genomfördes. Planschen avbildar linnean. Exemplaret har tillhört kyrkoherden i Hudiksvall Olof Johansson Broman (1676-1750), som även var verksam som läkare, men är mest känd för sitt arbete om Hälsingland, "Glysisvallur". Han hade fått stora delar av sitt bibliotek bränt av ryssarna 1721, däribland sitt första manuskript till "Glysisvallur". Hans efterlämnade bibliotek såldes på två bokauktioner 1757 respektive 1761. Broman hade vissa kontakter med Linné och denne besökte honom 1729 när han som 22-årig student anträdde resan till Lappland. Linné hade även delar av Bromans arbeten till låns och föredrog olika naturvetenskapliga meddelanden från denne i Vetenskapsakademien, där Broman dock föll igenom vid invalet 1740

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        Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave aphorismos de cognoscendis et curandis morbis, tomi I, II, III, IV, in 2 voll., manca il tomo V

      Sumptibus Joseph Ponzelliiex Typographia Joannis de Simone 1745 una delle prime ediz., in 4° pp. 32. nn., 464, 8 nn., 448; 4 nn., 392, 4 nn., 384; solida leg. p/perg. coeva con tit. in oro al ds., grande marca tip. con motto al front. ripetuto ad ogni vol., in rosso e nero quello del 1°; grandi capil. istoriati; importante commento agli Aforismi del celebre medico Boherhaave (Voorboot 1668 ? Leida 1738), fu tra i fondatori della Scuola di Medicina di Vienna., studioso di filosofia, teologia e botanica oltre che di medicina; capì l?importanza di tenere corsi di clinica negli ospedali, corsi ai quali accorrevano studiosi da ogni dove; brillante ed eloquente, anche i suoi corsi di chimica e botanica erano molto frequentati, praticò sempre le dottrine di Ippocrate, ed il suo sistema regnò per 40 anni nelle scuole. Lievi aloni e piccole tracce di tarlo che non interessano il testo, firma dell'epoca al front.; errore di impaginaz. nel 1° fascicolo del 2° tomo per cui il fascicolo B si trova prima di quello A (le pp. da 9 a 16 si trovano prima di quelle da 1 a 8). Ediz. precedente a quella citata dal Graesse, I, 462. 056/20

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        Relation abregée d'un voyage fait dans l'interieur de l'Amerique Meridionale. Depuis la Cote de la Mer du Sud, jusqu'aux Cotes du Brésil & de la Guiana en descendant la rivière des Amazones.

      8°. Titel, 1n.n. S., XVI S., 216 S., 4 n.n. S. Privileg. Mit einer gefalteten gestochenen Karte. Lederband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Sabin 38484. - Borba de Moraes 446. - Erste Ausgabe. - Exemplar auf starkem Büttenpapier. - Bericht über den zehjährigen Aufenthalt des französischen Mathematikers und Astronomen (1701-1774). - Im Auftrag der französischen Akademie der Wissenschaft, auf der Suche nach einer genauen Breitengradvermessung auf der Höhe des Aequators, fuhr La Condamine unter der Leitung von Louis Godin, zusammen mit Pierre Bourguer, Joseph de Jussieu u.a. nach Guayaquil. Condamine trennte sich von seinen Kollegen und wanderte durch den tropischen Urwald, fand einen Indianerstamm, der Kautschuk gewann und er beschreibt in seinem Buch erstmals die Verwendung von Chinin zur Bekämpfung der Cholera. Nach Ankunft in Quito erfolgte auf dem Andenkamm die Vermessung des Breitengrades, die wesentlich zur Definition des Urmeters beitrug. Da die Expedition hoch verschuldet und in Verzug war, entschloss sich Condamine, alleine dem Amazonas zu folgen. Im Februar 1745 errreichte er als zweiter Europäer, nach Francisco de Orellano im Jahre 1544, die Mündung des Amazonas. Er beschreibt in seinem Bericht erstmals die indianischen Pfeilgifte und legte die erste Karte des Amazonas vor. Seine Relation wurde am 28 April 1745 vor der Akademie verlesen und als Buch erfolgreich verlegt. - Einband leicht berieben. - Sauberes, fleckenloses Exemplar auf starkem Papier. - Copy on thick rag paper. Report on a ten year sojourn of the French mathematician and astronomer (1701-1774). By appointment of the French Academy of Sciences to measure the arc of the meridian La Condamine travelled to Guayaquil under the direction of Louis Godin, together with Pierre Bourguer, Joseph de Jussieu and others. Condamine parted with his colleagues and hiked through the tropical forest discovering an Indian tribe who used rubber and described in his book for the first time the use of chinin to fight cholera. After arriving in Quito, he proceeded to measure the arc of the meridian, thus contributing to the definition of the original meter. The expedition was largely indebted and delayed, so Condamine chose to follow the Amazonas. In February 1745 he reached, as the second European after Francisco de Orellano in 1544, the estuary of the Amazon River. He described for the first time the existence of indigenous poisons used for their arrows and proposed the first map of the Amazon River. His report was read on April 28th 1745 in the Academy and the book was successfully published. Binding slightly worn. Clean, immaculate copy on heavy paper.

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      [Np. nd, but ca. 1745].. 17pp. Folio. Loose gatherings. Light vertical crease. Near fine. In a cloth and marbled boards clamshell case. A later copy of the instructions given in 1715 to Ambassador to Spain Sir Paul Methuen, in order to negotiate a commercial treaty with that nation, which lists in fifteen detailed sections the possible positions the Spanish negotiators might take and Methuen's possible answers to them. Where, or even if, there is a 1715 original, is unknown to us. The Treaty of Madrid was signed Dec. 14, 1715, after the initial Treaty of Utrecht, signed in 1713. Methuen began negotiations, but George Bubb closed and signed the treaty on behalf of England. "George Bubb, afterwards celebrated as George Bubb Dodington, Methuen's successor at Madrid, negotiated a new commercial the lively satisfaction of the English trading classes. By it duties on commerce in the two countries were reduced to the status quo of the reign of Charles II (of Spain), and each contracting party conceded to the other the privileges of the most favored nation, a clause highly injurious to the French woolen manufacture" - Hunt & Poole. One of the articles specifically mentions indigo and other products from the West Indies, used in the British woolen manufacture. This document was drawn up by Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolverton (1678-1757) several years later (the watermark in the paper dates to around 1745), and appears to be, in some capacity, official. Walpole was a diplomat and politician, brother of the powerful Prime Minister and the uncle of the author Horace Walpole. William Hunt & Reginald L. Poole, eds., THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND (1921).

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        La Lucania. Discorsi.

      Gessari 1745 In Napoli, appresso Benedetto Gessari, 1745. In 8vo; pp.8n.nn., 611. Capilettera figurati. Pergamena coeva, tassello al dorso. Edizione originale. Lozzi,2372; Minieri Riccio, Scrittori nati nel Regno di Napoli, pag.31; Cat. Platneriana, pag.185.

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        Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq ; Faithfully Collected from Authentic Authors, Original Manuscripts, and the Testimonies of many Persons of Credit and Honour; Adorned with the Heads of divers Illustrious Persons........

      London: Printed by his Majesty's Authority, for the Author, 1745.. First Edition. Two volumes. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Pope to each volume and 12 further engraved portraits of Joseph Addison, Arabella Fermer, the Duke of Buckingham, Bishop Atterbury, Nicholas Rowe, Colley Cibber, Martha Blount, the Earl of Burlington, the Duchess of Marlborough, John Gay, Dean Swift, & Lord Bolingbroke. 8vo, pp. xii:340:(12, index) & (6):389:(7, index), contemporary calf, joints and extremities rubbed, headbands a little chipped, lacking lettering pieces. Upper joint of volume 1 cracked but firm. With the engraved armorial bookplates of Sir Robert Eden Bart (1717-1755). Rare. Authorship is sometimes attributed to Edmund Curll.

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        Undersökning om rätta orsaken til jordmåners fruktbarhet.

      Sthlm, P. Momma, 1745. 8:o. XVI,36 s. + (BENNET, STEPHEN) Sten Biörnsons jordmärg, eller trogna bonda-läro, huru åker och äng bättre böra skötas, ödemarker och wretar uptagas, hägn och stägn hielpas, afwel och boskap ökas; grundad på sanfärdige egne rön och försök, och nu wårt kära Swerige, men i synnerhet, almogen til nytta, framgifwen. Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet hos P. Momma, 1745. 8:o. XXIV,84 s. Med några träsnitt i texten. + (BAGER, HAQVIN) Oförgripelige tankar om hushållningen, i afseende til åkerbrukets förbättrande på skånska slätten, och then dyra tidens förmodeliga afstadnande, genom wår jords rätta häfd, spannemålens skötsel, siöfartens utwidgande, och wåra inhemska förmåners i akt tagande. Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet hos P. Momma, 1745. 8:o. 36 s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell. Häftade i samtida ngt nött marmorerat pappomslag. Ryggen med handskriven ryggtitel och handskriven nummeretikett. Inlagan lätt lagerfläckig och bitvis ngt bruntonad. Stukade hörn nederst inledningsvis. Andra och tredje arbetet med några småfläckar. Med Samuel Hierpes namnteckning på första titelbladet. Intressant samlingsvolym.. Hebbe 552, 24 respektive 365. Första arbetet översattes av C. Carlesson. Samma år utgavs ytterligare en svensk översättning. Andra arbetet utkom i flera upplagor under 1700-talet. Detta är den första. Tredje arbetets tabell är en enkel skiss av åkerbruket i intervall om fem år

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        CHARLES PRINCE Of WALES, &c. Regent of Scotland, England, France and Ireland, and the dominions thereunto belonging. Charles P.R. Whereas we are certainly informed. That the Elector of Hanover has taken upon him to summon a Parliament

      [Edinburgh]:. 1745.. 30.3 cm x 22 cm. 1st printing (ESTC T30512).. Broadside, printed recto only. Complete printed text supplied on request.. On an old mount, broadside previously folded and repaired with slight. loss of a few letters, not affecting sense or legibility. A. triangular section to the upper right blank margin lost & supplied. [no text affected]. Some expected age-toning & soiling. A Good copy.. Charles best known today as the instigator/leader of the unsuccessful Jacobite uprising of 1745, in his effort to restore an absolute monarchy to the United Kingdom, which culminated in defeat at the Battle of Culloden, essentially signaling the end of the Jacobite cause. This broadside, issued at the apex of the rebellion, highlights the extent of Charles' belief in his claim to the throne, for in it he declares the parliament at London to lack legitimacy; next, he brands traitor & rebel all who attend said parliament; and finally, he declares the "pretended union of these Kingdoms now at an End." A very rare survivor of this tumultous time of British history, this broadside is known in only 6 copies [per ESTC], none on this side of the pond. . Large headpiece [4.3 cm x 15 cm]. Large initial capital letter 'W'.

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        Adskillige Heltinders Og Navnkundige Damers Sammenlignede Historier. Efter Plutarchi Maade. Tomus I-II i 1 bind.

      Kjøbenhavn, Johan Jørgen Høpffner, 1745. (32) + 367 + 384 sider. Indb. samt. halvlæderbind med ophøjede rygbånd.. Navn på underste snit, på inderside af bindet samt fribladet med laksegl. Bindet med let slid. Siderne rene og pæne.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Thesaurus Musicus: A Collection of Two, Three, and Four Part Songs, Several of Them Never Before Printed, To Which Are Added Some Choice Dialogues

      John Simpson, London, 1745. Second Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Half calf over marbled boards, worn but intact. Lacking the front endpaper, but otherwise complete in two volumes with a separate title and pagination. The first edition, entitled Harmonia Anglicana, was published the year before in one volume - according to Fuld there is only one known copy in the Library of Congress. The interest in the two arises from the printings and revisions of the song known as "God Save the King", printed here as "A Loyal Song". The version here is in three stanzas (though a fourth is added neatly in an early hand) and includes the addition of the "George" to king (pretender to the throne "Bonnie Prince Charlie" had landed in Scotland in July 1745, making "King" alone ambiguous. Attractively printed, slight foxing and discoloration here and there, but generally clean; a bit of soiling to the end of volume 2 and a small paper tear in the margin. A few small, neat additions in an early hand. Trimmed a little close in spots, losing the last sentence of the advertisement at the base of the second title, but no other text. 77, 80pp. ref: Fuld, The Book of World-Famous Music: Classical, Popular, and Folk Music. pages 249-250. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Music; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041445. .

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        CRONICA DELLA CITTA? DI VERONA. Descritta da Pier Zagata; ampliata e supplita da Giambatista Biancolini. Annessovi un Trattato della Moneta antica veronese ec. Insieme con altre utili cose tratte dagli Statuti della Città medesima.

      In-8 (mm. 233x165), 2 parti in 3 voll. - rileg. in 1 tomo - p. pelle coeva, dorso (restaur.) con decoraz. e tit. oro su tassello, pp.num. XXIV,324;XX,352;(6),388; ornato da eleganti testat., grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta e finalini inc. su legno. Il vol. è illustrato da 5 belle tavv. (più volte ripieg.) inc. su rame da Urbani, che raffigurano: ?reliquie e struttura del teatro antico dei Veronesi / veduta del ponte del Borghetto / arena di Verona / pianta e prospetto dell?arco di Vitruvio / prospetto degli archi interiori ed esteriori situati sopra la via de? Leoni?. Il primo vol. della seconda parte contiene il seguito della "Cronica" dello Zagata - dall?anno 1375 fino al 1454 - colla continuazione di Jacopo Rizzoni, ampliata e supplita da Giambatista Biancolini; il secondo vol. è dedicato ai "Supplementi alla Cronica di Pier Zagata", con figg. silografate nel t. che riproducono antiche iscrizioni veronesi. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Lozzi,II,6271 - Choix de Olschki,XIII,21119 - Brunet,VI,25427 - Graesse,VII,503. Bello e fresco esemplare su carta distinta.

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        A View in Lyme Park (With that extraordinary Custom of driving the Stags;) the property of Peter Legh Esqr

      Aug. 27 1745. Copper engraving. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, mild creasing, and a few skillfully repaired small tears in the margins. 15 3/8 x 21 3/8 inches. 17 1/8 x 23 1/8 inches. A picturesque view of Lyme Park in Cheshire, the ancestral estate of the Legh family, after the celebrated landscape artist Smith of Derby. This beautifully rendered print is one of 23 plates Vivares engraved after Smith. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century, a trend developed among English artists and printmakers who sought to visually record the natural beauty of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those armchair travelers who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. One of the earliest and most influential landscape artists to begin this trend was Thomas Smith who came to be known as "Smith of Derby." Smith traveled the north of England painting famous houses and beautiful views. He was one of the first artists to depict wild landscape scenes, which became immensely fashionable with the development of the "picturesque landscape" towards the end of the century. Smith's paintings not only captured the English countryside at the onset of the Industrial Revolution, but also recorded the activities of visiting tourists and local inhabitants. These works capture a period in England's history, which was forever changed by the wheels of progress. Before the mills and the factories came to dominate the landscape of northern England, Smith depicted its wild beauty and breathtaking scenery. This beautiful view of the bucolic scenery of Lyme Park is a lovely example of Smith's superior work. As the title states, the practice of driving the stags through what was called "Stag Pond" each year at Midsummer was indeed extraordinary. There were large herds of red deer and wild cattle on the property, and at some point it became traditional to drive the deer around the park, ending with the swim through the pond. The last stag has just entered the water and two of the first in line are having a brief skirmish (though it looks rather like a dance). We have not yet discovered the purpose of the summer swim. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802, p. 155-157.

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        I Pellegrini al sepolcro di N. S. Peregrinanci. Do grobu Panskiego, oratorium Wielko-Piatkowe. Na roskaz Nayjasnieyszey Krolowey Jeymci Pani moiey Milosciwey po Polsku przetlumaczone od naynizszego Jey Stugi J. A. Filipowskiego

      O. O. und Dr., ca. 1745.. 13 Bll. Schöner floraler Buntpapier-Karton d. Zt. 4°.

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        Russischer Atlas welcher in einer General-Charte und neunzehen Special-Charten das gesamte Russische Reich und dessen angräntzende Länder...vorstellig macht

      St. Petersburg: Academie der Wissenschafften, 1745. [DE L'ISLE, Joseph Nicolas] (1688-1768). Russischer Atlas welcher in einer General-Charte und neunzehen Special-Charten das gesamte Russische Reich und dessen angräntzende Länder...vorstellig macht. St. Petersburg: Academie der Wissenschafften, 1745. Folio (21 x 12 4/8 inches). Letterpress title, 3 pages of explanation of the maps, 3 pages of geographical dictionary from Russian transliteration to German, the final page including an engraved legend in German. 19 fine engraved regional maps on double pages, including on map 19 "Ostium fluvii Amur." the extreme point of Alaska and the Aleutian islands (one or two pale stains along the lower edge of map 19), one large folding engraved general map of the Russian Empire (folds and some worm tracks expertly repaired). Contemporary half calf, speckled paper boards (calf expertly and recently renewed by James & Stuart Brockman Ltd., full report available on request). Provenance: Large folding map annotated in red ink: "Reise des Grafen Beniowsky in Taho 1770 von Tobolsknach Cumtschatca" in a late 18th-century hand, and the route (outlined in red) that Moritz August Beniowsky took from Tobolsk to Kamchatka, a seaport in Siberia, after being imprisoned by the Russian Army for supporting a Polish uprising; discreet 19th-century armorial blind library stamp on front free endpaper and title-page. THE FIRST PRINTED ATLAS OF RUSSIA, AND ONE OF PETER THE GREAT'S MOST SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS First edition of Delisle's "Atlas russicus.", or, in German "Russischer Atlas..." In commissioning this great Atlas De L'isle Russia's greatest reforming Tzar, Peter the Great made a significant contribution to the modernization of his vast empire of Imperial Russia. The enlightened Tzar also invited De L'isle to found a school of Astronomy in St. Petersburg, and although Peter the Great died a year before De L'isle arrived in St. Petersburg in 1726, he was successful in achieving both of his Imperial commissions. Together with his partner Ivan Kirilov they founded the school of Astronomy and began the immense task of surveying the Russian Empire. Eventually the two men parted company and Kirilov decided to publish his own incomplete atlas of Russia in 1734, eleven years before Deslis French team finished its more comprehensive work. Delisle's atlas contained virtually every map of Russia issued by the Academy of Sciences and its institutional predecessor, Akademia Nauk, up to and including 1745. On his return to Paris in 1747, Delisle was able to construct his own observatory in the palace of Cluny, the same observatory later made famous by French astronomer Charles Messier. Ralph E. Ehrenberg, "Mapping the World" (Washington D.C., 2006), 135; Phillips 3109. Purchased at Sotheby's December 1994, lot 104. Catalogue description prepared for and on behalf of Arader Galleries by Kate Hunter.. First Edition. Book.

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        Views of the principal Towns and Castles in Scotland

      London., 1745. Size: 405 x 540 mm. Copperplate engraving with later hand colouring. Good condition. A folding plan which has been cleaned. Minor marginal staining and 'chipping'. A delightful series of eleven Scottish views of selected towns, cities and castles. Published for 'Rapins History of England'.

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        Naval Tracts: In Six Books. Containing, 1. A yearly account of the English and Spanish fleets during the war in queen Elizabeth's time... II. Actions of the English under King James I... III. The office of the lord high admiral of England, ... IV. Discoveries and enterprizes of the Spaniards and Portugueses;.... V. Divers projects and stratagems ...VI. Treats of fishing to be set up on the coast of England, Scotland, and Ireland,

      London: Printed for Henry Lintot; and John Osborn, (1745). Early Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Folio. 147-508pp. Extracted from the third edition of Churchill's Voyages, 1745. Preface and letter to his eldest son precedes the Naval Tracts. Bound to style ion quarter calf, spine in seven compartments with raised bands; red leather lettering piece, gilt. A fine copy. And an important work of naval history, containing accounts of the Drake-Norris Portugal expedition (1589); The Earl of Cumberland's privateering expeditions (1586-1598); the capture of Madre de Dios (1592); Drake and Hawkins last voyage (1595-96) and more. There is also early information on fisheries and whaling. See Cox II, 438.

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        Voyages de Pietro Della Valle ... dans la Turquie, l'Egypte, la Palestine, la Perse, les Indes Orientales, complete set in 8 volumes

      Paris: Chez Nyon. 1745. Nouvelle Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete set in 8 volumes. 1745, early French edition of this work which originally appeared in Rome in 1650-3. Two engraved portraits and 6 plates, 5 of which are plans. Hardcover, 12mo., full calf, ornate gilt spines with 2 leather labels. Former owner has pasted odd floral paper to some of the covers, probably SE Asian. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Clean and unmarked contents. Minor rubbing to leather. This great traveler embarked on a voyage that took him to the Holy Land in 1614 and he returned to Italy in 1626, having visited Egypt, Persia, India, parts of Asia Minor, and on his return leg, Cyprus, Malta and Sicily. Written in a series of epistles to his physician friend in Rome. 8 volumes, complete. Digital images available upon request.

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      London: Thomas Osborne, 1745. First Edition. Hardcover. Some toning to the paper and an occasional small stain. Near Fine and quite scarce. Two folio (9-1/4" x 15") volumes in contemporary calf, rebacked with original spine preserved; [4], xii, [xxx], lviii, 261, [1], (409)-630, 699-873; [2], (1)-94, xcviii-c, 95-245, 236-279, [2], 278-402; 393-480, [1], 466-663, [733]-931 pages. Illustrated with 37 engraved maps (10 double-page or folding) and 16 engraved plates (3 double-page or folding). The expeditions related include excursions into the far reaches of the world, as well as more leisurely tours of Europe. The contributions are Henry Blount's Voyage into the Levant; The Voyages Made into Turky, by Nicholas Nicholay, Daulphinois; The Preacher's Travels across Asia to the East Indies; The Travels of Four Englishmen and a Preacher into Africa, Asia, Troy, etc.; A Voyage to Mount Libanus: Wherein Is an Account of the Customs and Manners, &c. of the Turks; by the Reverend Jerom Dandini; VOL. II: Michael Baudier's History of the Court of the King of China; An Account of the Empire of China by John Frampton; Siam in the East-Indies; Mr. F. Bernier's Voyage to Surat; A True and Almost Incredible Report of an Englishman by Captain Robert Coverte; William Bruton's A Rare and Most Strange Relation from Bengalla; five separate accounts relating to proceedings against the English at the island of Amboyna in the East-Indies; Richard Hakluyt's Discoveries of the World in 1555; The Description of a Voyage by the Dutch into the East-Indies; The World Encompassed by Sir Francis Drake; A Relation of Seven Years Slavery under the Turks of Algier; John Dunton's A True Journal of the Sallee Fleet; An Account of the Captivity of Thomas Phelps; an Account of Barbarous Murders of Negores and Moors; A Report of the Kingdom of Congo; Froger's Relation of a Voyage on the Coasts of Africa; Voyages to the Canary Islands; Boothby's Discovery of Madagascar; A Short Discovery of the Coast and Continent of America by William Castle; King Charles's Commission for the governing of Newfoundland; A True Account of a late Miraculous Preservation of Nine Men in a small Boat enclosed within Islands of Ice; Nova Francia; and A Description of Surinam by George Warren. The maps include the World (with California depicted as an island); North America (California again an island), the East and West Indies; Asia, Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean, and many other regions and areas of the world. The engravings are mostly of European scenes, though there is a fine, large folding plate of the city of Babylon. Despite the uneven pagination, the book has been carefully collated and matches perfectly to the index. Provenance: Sir Henry St. John-Mildmay (1787-1848), Dogmersfield Library (bookplate). Important compilation of voyages and travels from the 16th to 18th centuries, many not previously published in England, compiled from Lord Oxford's library by Thomas Osborne and considered to be a supplement to Churchill's collection of voyages published in 1704. With the noteworthy complement of 37 maps, 30 of which are by Herman Moll and 12 of which relate to the Americas. Hill 295; Sabin 57765. It is also known as the Harleian Collection of voyages.

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        Les amours pastorals de Daphnis et Chloé

      [n.p.,Paris:] 1745 Full crimson morocco, gilt-ruled covers, gilt spine, tooled in compartments with floral decorations. Gilt green morocco doublures, green silk free endleaves, marbled paper leaves at front ang back. All edges gilt. . Small octavo. Title-page in black and red. Engraved title (dated 1717), twenty-five engraved plates (eleven folding), and eight head-pieces, tailpieces and vignettes. The plates were engraved by Benoit Audran after designs by Philippe d;'Orleans. A beautiful, though unsigned, binding, in fine condition, in morocco-tipped slipcase. The Philippe d'Orléans (1674-1723) plates originally appeared in 1718. Another edition appeared in 1731, in which the plates may or may not have been reengraved. Ray in his Art of the French Illustrated Book discusses the 1745 edition, which appeared in two formats, a small quarto and an octavo format. Ray says the plates were reengraved for the small quarto format, in order to provide an improved setting for the Regent's plates. He does not say whether the plates were reengraved for the octavo edition. Also, Ray describes twenty-eight plates (thirteen folding), rather than the twenty-five here, but only five vignettes, where our copy has eight. The 1718, 1731 and 1745 editions are all uncommon.

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        El Orinoco Ilustrado y Defendido. Historia Natural, Civil, y Geographica de este gran Río. Segunda impresión, revista y aumentada por su mismo Autor. Tomo Segundo

      Madrid, por Manuel Fernandez, 1745. 4to.; 4 hs., 412 pp., 8 hs. y una lámina. Encuadernación de época en pergamino, ligeramente fatigada..

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        The Itinerary of John Leland the Antiquary. In Nine Volumes. The Second Edition: Collated and Improved from the Original MS. With the Addition Also of a General Index

      Oxford: Printed at the Theatre; for James Fletcher and Joseph Potte 1745-4 The greatly revised second edition of the works of John Leland first published in 1710. Original marbled boards with vellum backstrips. . Nine volumes, octavo in fours. . With a large, folding copper-engraved plate in Volume VIII. Engrqaved vignette of the Sheldonian Theatre on title-page of Volume I. Spines a bit rubbed, with hand-lettering mostly worn off, a few hinges with minor spilits. Minor wear to covers. A remarkably fine, uncut set. Leland (1506?-1552) has been called "the father of English local history." He established the county as the basic unit for studying the local history of England. He was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, All Souls College, Oxford, and in Paris, and at different times had the patronage of Thomas Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell. He was appointed prebendary of Wilton Abbey in 1535 and received two adjacent benefices. In 1533 he was apparently entrusted by the kind with a document which authorized him to examine the libraries of all the religious houses in England, and he made numerous lists of significant books in these libraries, for the most part before they were dissolved. He subsequently made many journeys, including five major itineraries to various regions of Britain, and on these he kept notebooks, writing down information he gleaned from personal observation, from books, charters, and oral sources. Though Leland's Itineraries remained unpublished until the eighteenth century, they provided important source material for Camden's Britannia (1586) and many other works. His other works included Latin poetry, a treatise on King Arthur, the "New Year's Gift" (a letter addressed to Henry VIII), a biographical dictionary of famous British authors, and others.

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