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        Incerti scriptoris Graeci fabulae aliquot Homericae de Ulixis erroribus ethice Explicatae Vertit, notasque necessarias adjecit Johannes Columbus

      Apud Philippum Bonk, Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), 1745, Full-Leather, Book Condition: Near Fine, Edition Unstated, Illustrated By: P. Bozerian BindingsSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, Johannes Columbus 1640 - 1684 Sweden greatest Latin scholar of his era, Prof. Uppsala University. Text in Ancient Greek and Latin, originally published 1678. Fine bindings signed Rel[ieur] P. Bozerian, gold-tooled on the spine heel. The famous binder Bozerian who worked for Napoleon, Renouard and all the great bibliophiles of his time. This copy is reputedly Antoine-Augustin Renouard's copy with tipped in note written in fountain pen stating it was purchased as such at auction from Bibliotheque de feu M. Paul May, Amsterdam, Oct. 1949. CONDITION DESCRIPTION Blue crushed Morocco, Gilt tooled palmette and double ruled border, gold tooled dentille in ovoid design, bright gilt to all edges, cream watered silk pastedowns, vellum liners, engraved frontis portrait etching of Homer by St Aubin? pp [16] 150 [8] (STC, N), pink silk corded page marker. Scuffed two small patches front bd, slightly discoloured spine, internally crisp and clean. Book plate of noted bibliophile to front.

      [Bookseller: Ariel Books]
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        Tabula Geographica exhibens Regnum Sclavoniae cum Syrmii Ducatu

      Nuremberg 1745 - A decorative cartouche located in the upper right corner and a map key located in the lower left corner depicting Forts, Castles, towns and so forth., Size : 500x590 (mm), 19.625x23.25 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very Good, small reinforments to the upper margin, and a brown spot on the lower right corner not affecting the image.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Littora Brasiliae

      Amsterdam 1745 - Size : 480x555 (mm), 18.875x21.875 (Inches), Hand Colored

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

      1745 - Copper engraving. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, mild creasing, and a few skillfully repaired small tears in the margins. 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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        Vida do Veneravel Padre Joseph Vaz, da congregação do oratorio de S.Filippe Neri da Cidade de Goa, na India Oriental; Fundador da loboriosa missão, que os Congregados desta Casa tem à sua conta na Ilha Ceylão

      - Na Regia Officina Sylviana, e da Academia Real, Lisboa, 1745. XXVII + 354 pp. 21,5cm. Bound. First edition. Vaz (1651-1711) was a Goan missionary of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri . He was Superior of the missions at Canar from 1681-84 , and in 1687 sailed for Ceylon where he ministered at Kandy . Vaz 's work greatly strengthened arguments in favor of indigenous clergy , who were often considered unsuitable for missionary work . The book is of particular importance because it was published 34 years after Vaz had died and when many people still remained who had known him and had witnessed the related facts.This work is very interesting and valuable for the history of the Portuguese missions in Eastern India in the last quarter of the seventeenth century and the first quarter of the eighteenth. Very rare. Full leather binding. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El Orinoco ilustrado, y defendido, historia natural, civil, y geographica de este gran rio, y de sus caudalosas vertientes; govierno, usos, y costumbres de los Indios sus habitadores, con nuevas, y utiles noticias de animales, arboles, frutos, aceytes, resinas, yervas, y raices medicinales... Secunda impression, revista, y aumentada por su mismo autor, y dividida en dos partes.

      Madrid, Manuel Fernandez, 1745. 4to (220 x 150mm). pp. (48), 403, (5); pp. (8), 412, (16), with 1 large engraved folding map of the Orinoco and 2 engraved plates. Contemporary limp vellum, with contemporary manuscript title on spines (remains of ties). A very fine copy of the second enlarged edition. The first edition was published in 1741. José Gumilla (1686-1750), Spanish Jesuit, stayed for 30 years at the Orinoco missions and was the first to publish a comprehensive account on the Orinoco river, its people, tribes and natural history. "The work of father Gumilla is one of the most curious and interesting hitherto published upon the country of the Orinoco." (Sabin 29276). "He travelled widely on the Middle Orinoco and had ascended to Apure, Arauca and Meta rivers... and in 1741 published what was the first descriptive account of the Orinoco and its tributaries... In his book Gumilla spoke bitterly of the slave traders who invaded his country" (Howgego p. 464). The present work is based on Gumilla's personal observations as well as material he found in manuscripts left by fathers Mercado and Ribera. The beautiful engraved folding plate shows the Jesuit missions, towns and tribes along the Orinoco.//Sabin 29275; Leclerc 1471.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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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: with Critical Observations. [In Two Volumes]

      for the Author,, London: 1745 - xii, 340, [16]; [vi], 389, [13]; illustrated with 'heads of divers illustrious persons', and each book with an index. Contents in very good order, with minimal toning of paper. In contemporary bindings of full calf, boards ruled in gilt, spines with five raised bands, with new labels and recent Japanese tissue repairs to joints and ends. A very nicely refurbished set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Peinture. Kupferstich nach J. La Joue.

      Paris, Francois Chereau, ca. 1745.. Platte: 311 x 362 mm (Blattgröße 390 x 508 mm).. *Le Blanc 77. Allegorie auf die Malerei, aus einer Folge von 5 Allegorien zu verschiedenen Musen. - Nicolas Henri Tardieu (auch "der Ältere" genannt) war der Vater des Nicolas Jacques Tardieu (genannt Cochin), ihre Blätter sind oft schwer zu unterscheiden, weil beide mit N. Tardieu zeichneten. "Tardieu lieferte eine bedeutende Anzahl von Werken verschiedenen Inhalts, die sich in Vergleich mit denen seines Sohnes durch grössere malerische Wirkung auszeichnen" (Nagler 20, S. 256). Er war "graveur du roi", einer der bekanntesten Stecher seiner Zeit. - Ganz ausgezeichneter Druck mit breitem Rand. Außenrand leicht gebräunt bzw. etwas angestaubt, kleiner Bräunungsfleck unterhalb der Plattenkante. Unterrand mit 2 kleinen minimalen Randeinrissen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Plan aus der Vogelschau. Erfurth die Hauptstadt in Thüringen, neuester mit Fleiß verfertigter Grundriss. Unten der Prospekt der Stadt von der Südseite. Mit A- Z, a- h, Nr.1- 227. Bezeichnungen der Benennungen der Kirchen, öffentlichen Gebäuden, Festungswerke und Straßen.

      Homann- Erben, um 1745.. Kolorierter Kupferstich. 52 x 57,5. Blatt aufgezogen, etwas stockfleckig u. wasserrandig.. Homann- Erben (tätig von 1730-1813). Bibl. Erfurtina S.425/14a.

      [Bookseller: Altstadt Antiquariat Beata Bode]
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        Natuurkundige Naspeuringen op proef- en waerneemingen ... Groey der planten ... wonderbare versteeningen van verscheide lighamen; De wording van het Corael,.

      de Star-steenen, de Mynstoffige Bezoar en het verschil van deeze met de dierlijke, de versteenden Vis-tanden, Ammon-hoorn, Schelpen, enz... Brandende en vuurbrakende bergen; Inzonderheid van den Etna... alles vervat in verscheide brieven tusschen den Heer Paul Boccone, die van den Koninglijke Societeit der Weetenschappen te Londen, en de grootste geleerden van Europa als Professor Ruysch, Swammerdam, en andere gewisselt. 's Gravenhage, Johannes de Cros, 1745. Small 8vo. pp. (8), 293, (1), with engraved frontispiece, an engraved title vignette and 16 (2 folded) engraved plates. Contemporary red half calf, gilt lettered spine. Dutch translation of Boccone's epistolary essays on wonders of geology, paleontology, zoology, and the plants of Sicily. The letters, written to various savants throughout Europe, including Steno, Redi, Hooke, Grew and John Ray, cover a variety of topics, including corals, ammonites, petrified shark' teeth, the bezoar stone, the eruption of Mount Etna, shells etc. The work also includes a catalogue of rare plants of Sicily. He was later to establish himself as a pioneer botanist of Sicilian flora. See Hunt 330.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Eene Uitlegginge over het Boek der Openbaringe Johannes. Waar in den Text verklaart, en den t'Samenhang der verscheide Prophetien in dat Boek begrepen, naar hare ordere en betrekkinge op elkander, afgeleidt wordt. En waar in ook de Perioden en het vervolg der Tyden, volgens de Historie vastgestelt en toegepast worden, met betrekkinge op het begin en de verdere voortgang dier Prophetien welke reets vervult zyn, gelyk ook de andere die nog niet vervult zyn, zedelyk, en zoo verre het geoorlooft is, onderzogt worden. Mitsgaders eenige praktikale Aanmerkingen, en verscheide Uitweidingen, dienende tot Verklaringe, Verdediginge en Bevestiginge van veele gewigtige Heilige Waarheden. Voorgestelt in Verscheide Lessen. Getrouwelyk uit het Engelsch vertaalt door Jan Ross. Met een Voorreden van Cornelius à Velzen.

      Rotterdam, Hendrik van Pelt, en Adrianus Douci 1745. 2 delen, (34) 869, (2) 919 (25) p. Origineel Perkament, 4° (opnieuw in de band gezet).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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        Autograph letter signed ("Chesterfield").

      Dublin Castle, 2. I. 1745. - 4to. 1½ pp. on double leaf. To an unnamed addressee, written six days before his appointment as Lord-Lieutenancy of Ireland: "I am so much inclined to serve Captain Lushington, who belongs to me here, that I should have little merit in obeying your Lordship's orders, were it in my power to do it; but hitherto He has been above me, being a Captain already, and I having yet had nothing above a company to dispose of. In the Commission I gave your Lordship to be my Steward, I inserted the fullest powers possible, without either account or Control, and have not reserv'd to my self the liberty of even advising much less of directing. And whatever you think fit to do, will I am sure be the best that can be done, and whatever I should have done my self, would certainly have been the worst [.]". - Slightly browned due to paper and somewhat spotty; fol. 2 slightly spotty and with small paper breakthrough, traces of old mounting on the reverse.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Unterricht von Krafft und Würckung des frischen Wassers in die Leiber der Menschen, besonders der Krancken bey dessen innerlichen und äusserlichen Gebrauch, aus Vernunfft-Gründen erläutert. Breslau u. Leipzig, D. Pietsch 1743. 8°. 172 S., mit gestoch.Frontispiz, Pbd. d. Zt.

      - Martin S.370ff. - Waller 3929 (nennt 2. Aufl. 1745) - vgl. Gerrison-M. 1987 (E.A. v. 1737).- Zweite Auflage, vermehrt um einen Anhang mit 18 Krankengeschichten und Auszügen aus den Schriften von Floyer u. S. Hahn.- ?The treatment of fevers by means of the cold pack was revived by S. Hahn and by his son J. S. Hahn; in his treatise the latter advised the use of water in all diseases? (Garrison-M. ).- Johann Siegmund Hahn (* 13. November 1696 in Schweidnitz; ? 27. Juli 1773 ebenda) war - gemeinsam mit seinem Vater - der Wegbereiter der naturheilkundlichen und der wissenschaftlichen Hydrotherapie in Deutschland.- Etw. fleckig, tls. kl. Wurmgang im Rand, Ebd. etw. berieben u. bestoßen

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        Plays of Three Acts; Written for a Private Theatre

      Printed for T. Cadell. First edition.. Upper corner of the half-title narrowly clipped; intermittent foxing; but overall a clean copy.. NCBEL II, 657. 4to, recent full calf period style, brown leather label, gilt rules and lettering. Half-title present. A collection of five plays by William Hayley (1745-1820), an industrious poet and divine who is best remembered now as a benevolent friend of William Blake. He produced a large number of poems, plays, and essays, as well as a valuable Life of William Cowper (London, 1803). Signed at top of title-page by an equally industrious and versatile American, Francis Hopkinson (?F.Hopkinson?), a signer of the Declaration of Independence and an important participant in the political, legal, and cultural activities of Colonial and Revolutionary America. Hopkinson (1737-1791) was an accomplished writer, musician, and artist, and his allegory on pre-Revolutionary events, A Pretty Story (1774) is considered the first work of American fiction.

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        Leyes de recopilacion, que contiene los libros primero, segundo, tercero. nono.

      En la imprenta de Juan de Zuniga. 1745 - - En la imprenta de Juan de Zuniga., Madrid 1745, petits in Folio (30x20cm), (12) 839 et (4) 768pp. -152., 2 Vol. reliés. - Le premier recueil des lois régissant l'Espagne paraît en 1567 sous l'instigation du roi Philippe II. Ce recueil sera réimprimé et complété jusqu'en 1775. Un troisième livre est paru contenant los autos acordados. cette édition est complète avec son index à la fin du tome II. Absent à la BN de France et aux catalogue français, des exemplaires de 1775 et 1772 à la British Library, à Cambridge et à Southampton (ces bibliothèques ne possèdent jamais les 2 tomes, mais le premier, le second, ou le troisième). Plein Veau flammé début XIXe. Dos lisse à filets. Pièce de titre rouge et pièce de tomaison noire. Coiffes frottées. Frottements divers. Une déchirure en coiffe de queue du tome I. Epidermures sur les bordures. Coiffe supérieure du tome II arrachée. Ensemble des lois, décrets, ordonnances du royaume d'Espagne. (12) 839 et (4) 768pp. -152. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dominia Anglorum in America Septentrionali / Die Gros - Britannis che Colonie-Laender in Nord - America

      Nurmburg 1745 - Size : 490x540 (mm), 19.25x21.25 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Nouvelle Carte Particuliere de l'Amerique/A Map of the British Empire with the French Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto by Henry Popple, a London. Grave par Jean Conr. Back.

      Ottens, Amsterdam 1745 - Engraving with incredible original hand-coloring. A key/location map to Popple's famous work. Sheet size: 25 x 21 1/8". Inventory#: p1018pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Biblia, Das ist: Alle Bücher der ganzen Heiligen Schrift, Des Alten und Neuen Testaments. Aus den Grund=Sprachen treulich und wol verdeutschet. Samt den so genannten Apocryphischen Büchern, dienstlichen Vorreden, begreiflichen Abtheilungen der Capiteln, abgesetzten Versen, nohtwendigen Concordanzen, und einem nützlichen Register. .

      Zürich, Gessnerischen Truckerey, 1745 - 2°, Titel mit grosser Holzschnittvign. von D. Redinger, 2 Bll., 31 (1), 438 S., 1 Bl., 276, 188 S., 6 Bl., einige Vignetten, Blindgeprägter Pergament-Bd. d. Zeit, 2 Schliessen, 10 Beschläge, Etwas fleckig, fünf Bl. mit kleinen Brandlöchern (minimaler Textverlust), insgesamt gut Exemplar. Aufrn Auf den ersten Seiten Marginalien (Texte u. Kritzeleien) von alter Hand. 8000 gr.

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        Medicina Aegyptiorum. Accesit huic editioni Auctoris Liber de Balsamo, et Rhapontico, ut et Jacobi Bontii Medicina Indorum. Editio nova.

      - Lugduni Batavorum, apud Gerardum Potvliet, 1745, 4°, 11 Bl., 325, (45) pp., (2), pp.73-258, (2), 8 Kupferstichtafeln, Kalbsledereinband der Zeit mit reichlicher Rückenvergoldung; Gelenke angeborchen, aber fest, ein feines Exemplar. Alpini (1553-1617) was an Italian physician and botanist who graduated from Padua and traveled through Greece, Crete, and Egypt from 1580 to 1583.First printed in 1591, this work on Egyptian medicine gives the first European recognition of the medicinal value of coffee. The second work by Jacob de Bondt is an important work on diseases of the East Indies. It includes the first modern descriptions of cholera, tropical dysentery, yaws, and beri-beri. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ingria et Carelia.

      1745 - St Petersburg: Geographical Department of the Academy of Sciences, c.1745. Sheet 595 x 450mm. Trimmed close to neatline, ink stamp of the Depot de la Marine. Original map of the environs of St Petersburg, published in the 'Atlas Russicus'. The title cartouche features a statue of Peter the Great in front of the city. Also showing the Gulf of Finland

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

      - C.N.Eberlein ad vivum pinx. I.I. Haid excudit A.V. (Augsburg). - Schabkunst aus J.Bruckner, Bilder-sal heutiges Tages lebender Schriftsteller, Viertes Zehend, Augsburg, 1745, Blattgröße 37 x 22 cm. Hüftbild halbrechts, das Gesicht dem Betrachter zugewandt, die Rechte demonstrierend erhoben, vor ihm Tisch mit Buch und Manuskript, im Hintergrund Säulenarchitektur. Umher mehrfach gesprungener Rahmen, unten Kartusche, darin Wappen mit Helmzier. Auf dem Sockel 6 Zeilen. - Baron Albrecht von Haller (1708-77), Swiss professor of anatomy, surgery and botany at Göttingen. Mezz. after a lost painting by C.N.Eberlein. - Portr. Wellcome Inst. Hist. Med., R.Burgess No.1279.1.

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        Samtale i de Dødes Riige, Første Entrevue Imellem Den Kongel. Danske Vice-Admiral Petrus af Tordenskjold Og Den viidt berømte hollandske Admiral Martin Tromp, som indeholder disse store og tappre Helters Mandige Bedrifter.

      Kbhvn.: Johan Christoph Groth 1745. Med træskåret frontisp. 79 s. Nyere priv. marmoreret papirbind med skindtitelfelt.Tæt beskåret foroven.. Bibl. Dan. III, 1524

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        Partie Orientale du Cercle de Franconie dressée sur les Mémoires les plus Nouveaux. Altkolor. Kupferstichkarte aus de l'Isles Atlas nouveau bei Covens & Mortier. Amsterdam, um 1745. 53,5 x 91,5 cm.,

      1745 - Mit Kopftitel, figürlicher Kartusche oben rechts und unten links sowie ienem Meilenzeiger mit Putten.- Zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Fulda im Norden, Eger im Osten, Stuttgart im Süden und Mainz im Westen.- Hinterlegter Einriss in rechter Knickfalte. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        The British Architect. The Builder’s Treasury of Stair-cases. Containing I. An easier, more intelligible, and expeditious Method of drawing the Five Orders... II. Likewise Stair-cases... shewing their most convenient Situation, and the Form of their Ascending in the most grand Manner... III. Designs of Arches, Doors, and Windows. IV. A great Variety of New and Curious Chimney-Pieces... V. Corbels, Shields, and other beautiful Decorations. V. Several useful and necessary Rules of Carpentry

      London: Printed for the Author: and Sold by Thomas Meighan... and W. Meadows, 1745. . First edition, folio, viii, 20 pp. 60 plates, including 5 half page plates with captions concerning the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite orders, contemporary and later signatures to fly leaf, armorial bookplate to the top of the paste down. Contemporary panelled calf, rather scuffed, recently rebacked. An important collection of design, the only one of the time on staircases, which became the first architectural work to be published in America, in Philadelphia in 1775.

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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. - 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. 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. Original marbled boards with vellum backstrips. 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. The greatly revised second edition of the works of John Leland first published in 1710. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carl Wilhelm von Woelckern auf Kalchreuth geboren 1728 den 21ten October 1793 fünf und zwantig jahr. Pfleger zu Altdorf.

      Gez. u Gest. H. Hessell. Plate mark 15 x 9 cm. The whole sheet 25,5 x 16,5 cm. Aquatint. At the verso there is the blue collectors stamp of Christian Hammer. One of the greatest swedish collectors in the 19th. century. A little residue of paper strips in two corners at the verso, after an earlier mounting. Nice condition.. A portrait of Carl Wilhelm von Woelckern. The remarkable thing about this portrait is that it was probably executed in the rare physionotrace technique. It looks and has all the caharcteristics of a physionotrace, but there is no mentioning of the method on the plate. The physionotrace technique was invented in the mid 1780s. by the frenchman Gilles-Louis Chrétien (1745 - 1811). The present one was executed by Leonhard Heinrich Hessell (1756 - 1819) which means that this is a german physionotrace. A very rare thing to find. Most examples are french. Hessell used his own method called the "Hessellischen Treffer", a development of the french method. A physionotrace was executed by a mechanical device capturing a profile in a very detailed way. The physionotrace is regarded as an important stepping stone toward the development of photography. No machine is preserved to this day, just a sketch in the Bibliotheque National in Paris. Its history is brief from its invention in the 1780s to its disappearance in the early 18th. century. Accordingly, physionotrace images are very rare today. Few countries outside France produced these kind of images, Germany and the United States being two of them

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        VITA E LETTERE DI AMERIGO VESPUCCI GENTILUOMO FIORENTINO RACCOLTE E ILLUSTRATE DALL' ABATE ANGELO MARIA BANDINI

      Florence: Stamperia All' Insegna de Apollo, 1745.. lxxvi,128,[1]pp. Copper engraved vignette on titlepage. One woodcut in the text. Quarto. Old (near contemporary) plain boards. Some slight soiling. A fresh, wide-margined copy. Very good, untrimmed. This copy does not contain the folding genealogical table. The life of Amerigo Vespucci, including his letters describing alleged voyages to America, as well as Girolamo Sernizi's account of Vasco da Gama's journey. Described by Sabin as "an elaborate panegyric of Vespucius, in which he is called the Discoverer of America. The researches of later Spanish authors have shown Bandini's dates to be incorrect." "This classic work is much sought after....It can be affirmed that the book's publication inflamed the literary controversy about Vespucci that impassioned the greatest 'Americanists' of ensuing decades. It is an indispensable work, a true landmark in Vespucian studies" - Borba de Moraes. SABIN 3149. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 745/218. PALAU 23255. BORBA DE MORAES, p.59. JCB (1)III:793. SOWERBY, JEFFERSON'S LIBRARY 3970.

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        Memoires et Avantures d'un Homme de Qualite Qui s'est Retire du Monde [Books 1-8 complete, bound in 4] [Manon Lescaut]

      La Compagnie, Amsterdam , 1745 . Hardback. . 4 volumes 12mo quarter calf with raised bands and red leather title labels on spine and black leather labels with volume numbers. Brown/black speckled paper-covered boards. Red speckled page edges. All volumes Good only hardbacks, no dustwrappers. All are edgeworn, esp to spine extremities. Some textual markings in later volumes marking 1735 and 1736 variants.

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        Family Expositor o

      London - J. Waugh 1745 - Two original leatherbound volumes. Two very early volumes of this influential edition of the New Testament. Philip Doddridge (1702-51) was an English Nonconformist leader and writer. Throughout the 1730s and 1740s Philip Doddridge continued his academic and pastoral work, and developed close relations with numerous early religious revivalists and independents, through extensive visits and correspondence. Through this approach he helped establish and maintain a circle of influential independent religious thinkers and writers, including Dr Isaac Watts. He also became a prolific author and hymn-writer. This is volumes one and two only. Condition: These volumes could do with some repair work. The bindings are tight and firm, although the front outer hinges are cracked and the rear boards are holding by the cords only and these could become detached in the post. There is some wear to the extremities including bumping to the corners, heavy rubbing, scratches and some loss to the leather. There is some loss to the spine label of volume 2. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and odd spot. The front blank endpaper of Volume 2 is detached and present but the rear blank endpaper is detached and missing. There are no blank endpapers present in Volume 1 and there is some creasing and a tear with loss to the bottom of the title page. Overall the volumes are in good only condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogo delle statue del R. Giardino di Boboli colla notizia dei loro Autori

      Florence, Italy: Presso Giuseppe Volpini Cartolaro This is not a bilingual edition. Text in Italian only, not in English. First edition. Presumed contemporary vellum spine and corners with later marbled paper boards. The binding is quite handsome and in very good condition. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail and with gently bumped corners. With a leather title label laid on to the spine. Fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the leather label, "Statue di Firenze 1 2 3." No publication date but presumed printed in the last quarter of the 18th century. 7.75 x 5.5 inches. Three volumes in one. The text block is firmly bound in. Pages may have been trimmed. Each volume consists primarily of unsigned plates. 320 copper-engraved plates in total, including 312 quarter-sized and 8 full-page. Preface to each volume by the compiler, Giovanni Chiari. Curiously, each volume's title page reads "Parte I." Doubtless a printer's error and found in at least one other copy of this book [Getty Museum copy]. Engraved title pages, illustrated, signed by the engraver: G. Vascellini (engraver of the unsigned plates?). Vascellini lived 1745-1805. Chiari was active in the 18th century. Vol. 1: 8 p., 25 leaves of plates; Vol. 2: 8 p., 41 leaves of plates; Vol. 3: 7 p., 20 leaves of plates. Part 1. Statue del R. Giardino di Boboli colla notizia dei loro autori ec.; Part 2. Statue nel R. Palazzo de' Pitti, nella R. Galleria, nel Palazzo Vecchio; Part 3. Statue che in diversi luoghi della nostra Firenze. As is the case with this copy, a copy of this book in the Getty Library is also bound as one volume; each part's engraved title-page says "Parte I." Blue ribbon page marker. Very light off-setting of the plates to the opposite pages. Else an exceptionally clean copy. Remarkably free of foxing, stains, tears, ink marks or other demerits. A Very Good Plus copy. Very scarce in any condition. It has been suggested that this book was published with the intention that the buyer would cut out the small plates (about 2.75 x 2 inches) and use then as place cards at the banquet table, filling in the blank lozenge in the lower third of each plate with the name of the dinner guest. Obviously, if true, this would account for the fact that there are few surviving copies of the book. Questa non è una edizione bilingue. Testo solo in italiano, non in inglese. Prima edizione. Manca una data di pubblicazione ma circa ultimo quarto del 18 ° secolo. Tre parti riunite assieme in 8vo, pp. 7 - 8 - 4 con 100 + 164 + 56 finissime vedute di statue su 86 tavv. incise in rame dal Vascellini (normalmente 4 statue su ogni tav. e 8 gruppi marmorei su tavv. singole). Inoltre 3 frontespizi figurati. Forse l'editore era legato alla celebre famiglia I Volpini, una famiglia di scultori tra Lombardia e Baviera, secoli XVII-XVIII.. Presumed First Edition. Decorative Boards. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Vascellini, Gaetano. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        P. Ovidii Opera quae extant.

      Londini: Typis J. Brindley 1745 - 5 volumes. 12mo (in 6s), 120 x 72 mms., pp. [ii], xii, 135 [136 blank]; [ii], 328; [ii], 196; [ii], 154; [ii], 162 [163 adverts, 164 blank], contemporary lightly mottled calf, spines ornately gilt in compartments to a thistle motif, red leather labels; spines rubbed, with most of gilt missing from volume 3 and some from volume 4, extremities a little worn, but a decent set, with the armorial bookplate of the Earl of Normanton (i. e., Charles Agar, first earl of Normanton [1736–1809]) on the front paste-down end-paper of each volume. The text was edited by Usher Gahagan (d. 1749), the Irish classical scholar. He edited a number of Brindley's classical imprints, all beautifully printed and often in fine bindings. Alas for scholarship: he was hanged on 20 February 1749, for "diminishing the coin of the realm" by filing small pieces off gold and silver coins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'histoire des Provinces-unie, des Pais-bas. Depuis le parfait Etablissement de cet Etat, par la Pai x de Munster. Le tout accompagné d'un Recueil ample & exact de Traitès, Actes, Edits, Declarations, Resolutions, & autres Pieces Authentiques, qui servent de fondement & de Preuves à cette Histoire. Tome premier (-troisième).

      Den Haag, T. Johnson, 1719-1745. - Folio. 3 vols. (14), 600 pp. (4), 680 pp. (2), 681-919 pp. 428 pp. Contemp. half calf with red and green giltstamped labels to richly gilt spines. First edition. - Complete set of one of Wicquefort's principal works; very rarely encountered complete as thus: even Hoefer mentions merely the first two volumes (published up to 1743) of this three-volume history of the Dutch Republic, issued in several installments (one original wrapper is bound in the set). "Unter seinen Schrifften hat die 'Historie von Holland' wohl das größte Aufsehn gemacht. Seine Gefangenschafft unterbrach den Druck des Wercks: wiewohl er auch in dem Gefängniß sich nicht hindern ließ, die Arbeit fortzusetzen; jedoch konte er bey den damaligen Umständen sich nicht enthalten, eine scharffe und beissende Schreib-Art wider die vornehmsten Bedienten des Staats zu gebrauchen; welches aber verursachte, daß erwehntes Werck in dem Drucke gehemmet wurde. Nach dessen Tode ist der erste Tomus 1719 in dem Haag gedruckt worden" (Jöcher). - Bindings somewhat rubbed, bumped and dusty; defects to boards' paper covering in vols. 2 and 3. Interior untrimmed and very clean. Brunet V, 1442. Hoefer XLVI, 720. Jöcher IV, 1943. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aristotelous peri kosmou, pros Alexandron. Aristotelis de Mundo liber, ad Alexandrum. Cum versione Latina Gulielmi Budaei.

      Glasguae: In Aedibus Academicis Excudebat R. Foulis. 1745 - 12mo (in 6s), 145 x 82 mms., pp. [iv], [1] - 76 [77 - 78 errata, 79 contents, 80 blank], with the adverts leaf after the title-page, contemporary mottled calf; library stamp on lower margin of title-page and library shelf marks on verso of title-page, labels removed from end-papers, binding a little rubbed, but a good copy with the slightly bizarre engraved bookplate of William Gilpin, depicting a wild boar on a shield, with Gilpin's pencil inscription "Hunc Libellus/ Bib Gul. Gilpin/ A A D D" on the recto of the leaf before the title-page. The bookplate is probably that of the author William Gilpin (1724 - 1804), whose Essay on Prints (1768) was an 18th century best-seller. Possibly he etched the bookplate himself, or it was done by his brother Sawrey Gilpin (1733–1807), who was a well-known painter of animals. The work is erroneously attributed to Aristotle; it is also the first edition of this work to be published by one of the Foulis brothers, and there were no subsequent editions. Gaskell 59. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        INSTRUCTIONS TO SIR PAUL METHUEN, HIS MAJESTY'S AMBASSADOR IN SPAIN 1717, UPON WHICH THE TREATY OF MADRID DEC. 14, 1715, SIGNED BY MR. BUB, WAS FOUNDED. This paper was drawn by the Right Honble. Horatio Walpole, Esq., then Commis. to My Lord Townshend at that time sole Secretary of State [manuscript title].

      [N.p. N.d., but ca. 1745]. - 17pp. Folio. Loose gatherings. Light vertical crease. Near fine. 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 treaty.to 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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        Pharmacologia Theoretico-Pratica rationi et experientiae superstructa in qua Medicamentorum officinalium usitatiroum praeparatio, natura modus operandi, vires atque usus medicus perspicue describuntur ac solide explicantur.

      Ambros Haude, Berlin, 1745 - Berlin, Ambros Haude 1745. 8°. 12 n.n. S., 756 S., 16 n.n. S. Index. Mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Ferguson I, 146 - Hirsch I, 845. - Blake 80. - Erste Ausgabe. - Cartheuser (1704 - 1777) war Professor der Chemie in Frankfurt a.M. Bekannt wurde er für seine chemischen Untersuchungen der Pflanzen. Papier durchgehend mässig gebräunt. Lederbezug am vorderen äusseren Gelenk und am Rücken angebrochen und mit Fehlstellen. Sprache: N Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de Charles IX, et de Henri IV, Rois de France : contenant, en quatre parties, les pièces importantes, dont on peut voir les titres dans la Table suivante ; et quantité de remarques historiques et critiques, qui servent à leur éclarcissement.

      Paris, aux frais & dépens de l'éditeur, 1745, - 4 parties en un fort vol. in-4, [6]-XXXV-[3]-X-204-[4]-274-VIII-372-170 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs orné, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, tranches peignées (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire.Cette compilation, qui forme en soi un ouvrage séparé, est la seconde continuation donnée aux célèbres Mémoires de Condé dans l'édition de Secousse. Pour mieux la situer, rappelons que Denis-François Secousse donna deux éditions du grand recueil de pièces des Guerres de Religion connu depuis le XVIe siècle sous le titre un peu trompeur de Mémoires de Condé : la seconde, parue en 1743 à l'adresse de Londres, comprend 5 volumes in-4. Cette édition fut complétée par deux suppléments distincts, car Secousse n'avait pu donner toutes les pièces additionnelles qu'il souhaitait insérer après la reproduction de l'édition de Strasbourg : 1. Un donné par l'abbé Lenglet Du Fresnoy, à la date de 1744. 2. Un second, donné par Prosper Marchand, à la date de 1745. Il se présente lui-même sous deux états : avec le titre de Supplément aux Mémoires de Condé ; avec le titre de Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de Charles IX, et de Henri IV. Notre exemplaire appartient à ce second état. Dans les deux cas, ce titre comprend 4 parties distinctes, à la pagination séparée, donnant la réédition de pièces anti-guisardes et anti-jésuitiques du XVIe et du XVIIe siècle devenues déjà introuvables ou difficiles à trouver au XVIIIe siècle, agrémentées de pièces afférentes et de notes historiques dues à Prosper Marchand : 1. La Légende du cardinal Charles de Lorraine, & de ses frères de la maison de Guise. Réimpression d'une pièce de 1576 attribuée à Régnier de La Planche, mais qui est plus probablement d'un Huguenot anonyme ayant utilisé L'Histoire de François II (SHF, Hauser, 1493). 2. La Légende de domp Claude De Guise. Réimpression d'un pamphlet mâconnais de Jean Dagonneau dirigé contre le duc de Mayenne et l'abbé de Cluny, paru d'abord en 1581 (SHF, Hauser, 1494). 3. Apologie pour Jehan Chastel, Parisien. Curieuse pièce de 1595 que l'on attribue désormais au fameux curé Jean Boucher, alors réfugié en Flandres (SHF, Hauser, 3122). 4. L'Anti-Coton. Très célèbre pamphlet protestant qui suivit l'assassinat de Henri IV (1610), et fut attribué selon les auteurs à Jean Du Bois, à Pierre Dumoulin, à César de Pleix ou à Pierre Du Coignet (SHF, Bourgeois & André, 1976). Il récapitule tous les griefs imputés aux Jésuites. Barbier IV, 194. SHF, Hauser, 1562 (notice très floue, voire inexacte sur plusieurs points). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet in the Mediterranean, and the combined fleets of France and Spain, from the year 1741, to March 1744. . by a sea-officer

      London: Various publishers, 1745 - [BOUND WITH:] 2. [Lestock, Richard]. Vice-Adm--l L-st-k's Account of the Late Engagement near Toulon, between His Majesty's fleet and the fleets of France and Spain : as presented by him the 12th of March 1744-5 : also, letters to and from Adm---l L-st--k, relating thereto since his arrival in England, with notes. 56 pp. London: for M. Cooper, 1745. First edition. 3. [Lestock, Richard]. Vice-Admal Lestock's Recapitulation: as spoke by him at the Bar of the Honble House of Commons, on Tuesday the 9th of April 1745. 27 pp. London: for John Millan, 1745. ESTC T39592 Three important pamphlets relating to the trials of Admiral Mathews and Lestock which resulted from their engagement with the French and Spanish fleet near Toulon, in February, 1744. "The battle was highly discreditable to the British fleet, and not very honorable to their opponents, but it is of the highest historical importance in the history of the navy. It marked the lowest pitch reached in discipline and fighting and efficiency by the fleet in the 18th century, and it had a very bad effect in confirming the pedantic system of tactics set up by the old Fighting Instructions . " - Encyclopedia Britannica (11th ed). To the puzzlement of many, Lestock, who was second in command and who kept his distance from the battle, was acquitted; while Mathews, who engaged the enemy (however confusedly), was censured and discharged from the service (ROYAL NAVY) Second edition (printed in the same year as the first). 8vo. viii,112,[8] pp. 3 [of 4] folding engraved maps. Bound together in full brown contemporary calf, rebacked. Very good. Provenance: Philip.C. Duschnes; Paul Peralta-Ramos (with stamp) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Città di Bologna posta in Pianta in esatta Misura con la distinzione de Portici, che sono in essa dal Geometra Gregorio Monari, Intagliata & Ornata da Ant. Alessandro Scarselli

      Bologna 1745 - Pianta planimetrica della città di Bologna. La scelta del tipo di raffigurazione della città viene spiegata nella dedicatoria, in cui si legge "Parrà soverchio da poi che in altro tempo e per opera principalmente del Gnudi fu delineata con tutto l'alzamento de suoi difici che si ponga ora da noi in pubblico la semplice, e nuda Pianta di essa. Ma ciò è fatto perche non segua confusione né alterazion benche menoma di misure?". In alto a sinistra lo stemma di Papa Benedetto XIV, nato Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini a Bologna nel 1675, al quale è dedicata quest'opera, straordinario risultato dell'intreccio tra tecnica ed arte. Nell'angolo in alto a destra sono raffigurati, ai piedi della Madonna, San Petronio ed altri Santi protettori di Bologna tra i quali si scorge la veduta della città. Nell'angolo in basso a sinistra raffigurazione allegorica di Bologna seduta su di una lapide su cui si trova iscritto il titolo dell'incisione e la data di esecuzione. Ai piedi di questa numerosi putti, anch'essi a loro volta raffigurazioni allegoriche delle arti e mestieri. In basso al centro due vedute: l'una raffigurante l'Istituto delle Scienze e l'altra lo Studio Pubblico. Lungo il lato destro ricco e decorativo cartiglio a volute contenete la "Tavola o sia Descrizione?" con 225 rimandi numerici. Incisa su quattro fogli. Ottimo stato di conservazione, fatta eccezione per una macchia di umidità nell'angolo in basso a destra e restauro antico nella parte superiore. Estremamente rara.Bibliografia: Brighetti "Bologna nelle sue stampe Vedute e piante scenografiche dal quattrocento ll'ottocento", pag. 72, n° 84. mm 850x1000

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        Juris Pontificii Summa, seu Index copiosus, continens Conclusiones, ac Summam omnium materiarum, quae Exponuntur in Textu, & Glossis totius Juris Canonici, Concilii Tridentini, in Regulis Cancellariae, & quibusdam Bullis Extravagantibus, maxima distinctione contextus.

      - Mediolani, 1745, volumi 2, in-folio, piena pergamena coeva, scritte a penna sui dorsi. Belle marche tipografiche incise, ripetute. Primo frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Marc-Michel Bosquet, Lausanne & Geneve 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vorstellung derjenigen Gegend in Schlesien wo die, den 4 Juny 1745, zwischen der königl. Preussischen- und Königl. Ungarn - Sächsichen Armee vorgegangene, .. Bataille geliefert worden ...

      . altkol. Manuskriptplan ( anonym ), um 1745, 24,2 x 29,5. Rarität! Darstellung der Umgebung von Schweidnitz mit Einzeichnung der Truppenstellungen im Schlesischen Krieg. Die Städte Schweidnitz, Striegau und Hohenfriedberg als kleine Befestigungsgrundrisse. Über der Karte der Titel ( handschriftlich ) und Erklärungen zu den Truppenstellungen.

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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.

      Madrid, por Manuel Fernandez, 1745. - Dos volúmenes en 4to.; 24 hojas, 403 pp., 2 hojas y una lámina y 4 hs., 412 pp., 8 hs. y una lámina. Encuadernación de época en pergamino, ligeramente fatigada.

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        Maria Anna, Archiducissa Austriæ, Nata Ao. 1718 d. 14 Sept. Caroli Principis Lotharing. Conjux. desponsata Ao. 1744. d. 7. Januari

      Augsburg: Published by Martin Engelbrecht, 1745. A lovely portrait, with stunning early colour, of Maria Anna, Archduchess of Austria, by the celebrated Augsburg engraver Martin Engelbrecht. Maria Anna (1718-1746) was Maria Theresa's younger sister. In 1744, she married Charles Alexander of Lorraine, brother of Francis Stephen, Maria Theresa's husband and, nominally, Emperor. She died in 1746 in childbirth. Martin Engelbrecht was one of the most prolific engravers and printsellers in Augsburg at the close of the 17th century. Along with his brother Christian, Martin dominated the print trade, producing some of the finest prints of his day. His outstanding portraits and landscape studies are beyond compare and his religious and allegorical engravings display a technical aptitude superior to many of his contemporaries. Martin had great success with his optical prints, which were used in perspective boxes. He is best remembered for his equestrian portraits depicting European nobility, and his engravings of Queen Elizabeth and Joseph II are numbered amongst his best work. This stunning portrait of Maria Anna is a rare example with vibrant early colour and is a wonderful example of Engelbrecht's superior work. Engraving with thick early colour with gold highlights. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some minor foxing in the margins. Image size: 10 1/8 x 7 1/8 inches.

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        FÊTES PUBLIQUES Données Par La Ville De Paris, à l'occasion du Mariage De Monseigneur Le Dauphin, Les 23 et 26 Février M.DCC.XLV

      [Paris: 1745]., 1745. large folio. 10 double-sided engraved plates of text within decorative borders (incl. title), engraved allegorical frontis. by Le Bas after Charles Hutin; & 19 engraved plates of buildings & festivities (incl. 10 double-page) by De La Fosse, Oubvier and Charles Nicolas Cochin père et fils after Eisen and Cochin fils. modern half calf (some plates lightly embrowned, several with light marginal soiling or browning, mild dampmarks to upper portion of title, 3 small brown stains to 2 plates). First Edition of this fine fête book commemorating the marriage of the Dauphin with his first wife, Maria Theresa of Spain [1726-1746], daughter of Philip V and Elizabeth Farnese. "Très beau livre de fêtes auquel les grandes compositions de Ch. Nic. Cochin si habilement composées, donnent de l'intérêt, et où le travail de gravure de Cochin père et Cochin fils se trouve mêlé, le fils ayant généralement exécuté les eaux-fortes que terminait son père." (Cohen-De Ricci) In this copy none of the plates except the frontispiece indicate the artists or engravers. Berlin Kat. 3016. Cohen-de Ricci 392-93. Hiler p. 312. Lipperheide 2716. Lewine pp. 185-86.. F.

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