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        Warburton's Shakespear, The Works of Shakespear In Eight Volumes 1747

      Dublin, 1747. Hardcover. Good. 4.25" x 7. The genuine text (collated with all former editions and then corrected and amended) is here fettled" "Being refored from the Blunder of the firft Editors and the Interpolations of the two laft" 'With a comment and notes, critical and explanatory by Mr. Pope and Mr. Warburton. Dublin 1747 printed for R. Owen, J. Leathley, G. and A, Ewing, W. and J. Smith, G. Faulkner, P. Crampton, A, Beadley, T. Moore, E. and J. Exshaw. Octavo, 7" x 5". Halfbound, condition Fair. A very rare set of the Dublin edition of Warburton's work..... " Smith & bradley's text was followed by the Dublin reprint of Warburton's edition, proposals for which were issued by Edward 7 John Exshaw on 23rd may 1747. The Exshaws promised to provide the 1st volume by June with the remaining 7 volumes to be delivered within 4 months(by September). Subscribers were to pay 4s 4d Irish up front and 1s 7and half d on the delivery of each volume in half bindings. This brought the total cost of each edition to 17s. 4d. Irish or just 16sahillings Sterling. The Exshaws were joined in their venture by a range of Dubliners. The Exshaws proposal identified subscription agents in seven towns and cities throughout Ireland". -taken from Shakespeare In Print (A history and chronology of Shakespeare Publishing by Andrew Murphy, Cambridge 2003. The books are in their original half bindings as published. All of these apart from volume eight are in fairly poor condition although the text blocks are complete. Rough cut edges and general soiling. Vol. 1- front board loose, bumping and scuffing, title plate missing Vol. 2 front board detached, bumping and scuffing, title plate missing Vol. 3 Bumping and scuffing, title plate missing. Vol. 4 Bumping and scuffing, title plate missing. Vol. 5 Bumping and scuffing, title plate missing. Vol. 6 front board detached, bumping and soiling. Vol. 7 Bumping and soiling , no title plate Vol. 8 Very good condirion with gilt title to spine.

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        La Theorie et la pratique du jardinage, oú l'on traite a fond des beaux jardins appellés communément les jardins de plaisance et de propreté. Avec Les Pratiques de Géométrie nécessaires pour tracer sur le Terrein toutes fortes de figures. Et Un traité d'hydraulique convenable aux jardins. Quatriéme edition revûe, corrigée, augmentée considérablement.

      Paris; chez Pierre-Jean Mariette, 1747. 4:o. 26x20,5 cm. (11, 1 blank), 482, (2) pp. + 49 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf with 5 raised bands, gilt compartments and red edges. Marbled endpapers. Extremities are a bit worn, with small losses of leather at spine ends and the raised bands. The front board seems to have been pierced with a sharp instrument, resulting in two small holes; of which the first runs through the text up to pp. 42 and the first four plates, and the second in the inner margin up to pp. 56 and the first seven plates. The lower part of the title leaf has been torn off, approximately a fifth of it is missing. The missing printing information has been written with bluepen on the corresponding flyleaf, which also bears a later gift inscription. The plate numbered "2:e B" between pp. 56 & 57 has a small hole and a tear in lower margin, and the plate "7:e C" between pp. 82 & 83 has a small hole in the left margin. A short tear in lower margin of plate "2:e E" between pp. 124 & 125. A few light stains scattered through the text and in margins of the plates. A very light dampstain in the top margin of most of the leaves. La Theorie et la pratique du jardinage was one of the most popular French books on gardening of the 18th century, and the book was published in a number of editions throughout the century, with the start in 1709. Most of the illustrations were made by Jean-Baptiste Alexander Le Blond, who was credited as author in the third edition of 1722. This fourth edition is considered to be the best

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        Speculum Jaurinensis ecclesiae, repraesentans tum ipsam cathedralem ecclesiam tum episcopos, qui a tempore D. Stephani proto regis ... usque ad ... Franciscum Zichy de Vasonko

      Jaurini (d. i. Györ, bzw. Raab), Streibig, 1747.. Tit., 143 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Folio. 32 x 21,5 cm. Petrik II, 333. - Nicht häufiges Werk zur Kirchengeschichte der Diözese Raab. - Stärker berieben und bestoßen, Block anfangs etwas angebrochen.

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        New & Accurate Map of the Provinces of North & South Carolina Georgia &c. Drawn from late Surveys and regulated by Astron.l Observatns

      London:: Emanuel Bowen,. 1747.. Copper engraving, 17 x 13 1/2" plus margins. An early engraving of the American Southeast from the mouth of the Chesapeake to Northern Florida. Georgia is relatively small next to a large Florida. Numerous places and indian tribes noted. Decorative title cartouche at top left. Reference: Cummings, The Southeast in Early Maps: 263.

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        Codex Juris Diplomaticus, In Quo Tabulae Authenticae Actorum

      1747. [Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716)]. Codex Juris Diplomaticus, In Quo Tabulae Authenticae Actorum Publicorum, Tractatuum, Aliarumque Rerum Majoris Momenti per Europam Gestarum, Pleraeque Ineditae vel Selectae, Ipso Verborum Tenore Expressae ac Temporum Serie Digestae, Continentur; A Fine Seculi Undecimi ad Nostra Usque Tempora Aliquot Tomis Comprehensus: Quem ex Manuscriptis Praesertim Bibliothecae Augustae Guelferbytanae Codicibus, Et Monumentis Regiorum Aliorumque Archivorum, Ac Propriis Denique Collectaneis Edidit G.G.L. Guelph: Apud Joh. Christoph. Meisnerum. 1747. Two volumes bound as one. [xxxii], 24, 479, [1]; [xx], 180, [12], 380 pp. Volume II has title beginning Godefridi Guilielmi Leibnitii Mantissa Codicis Juris Gentium Diplomatici. Folio (13-1/4" x 8"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, gilt spine with raised bands, edges rouged, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities and spine, which is slightly faded, minor scuffing to boards, corners bumped, front hinge cracked. Very light browning to text, light foxing and dampspotting in places, internally clean. * Second and final edition. Better known for his important contributions to philosophy and mathematics, Leibniz was also an attorney, diplomat, state official and judge of the Mainz court of appeals. First published in 1693, the second volume in 1700, the Codex Juris Diplomaticus is a collection of annotated treaties and other source materials relating to the diplomatic history of the Guelphs, the factions in central and northern Italy who supported the Pope against the Holy Roman Emperor and his supporters, the Ghibellines, during the 12th and 13th centuries. The main states controlled by the Guelphs were Bologna, Brescia, Crema, Genoa, Mantua, Orvieta and Perugia. The conflict between the Guelph and Ghibbelline states, which was initiated by the Investiture Conflict of 1075, was one of the major international issues of the time. It was not resolved until the 15th century. Copies of both editions are scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of the second edition in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, Rutgers, University of Michigan). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 14:1231.

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        La Théorie et La Pratique du Jardinage où l'on traite à fond des Beaux Jardins appellés communément Les Jardins de Plaisance et de Propreté. Avec les pratiques de géométrie nécessaires pour tracer sur le terrain toutes sorte de figures. Et un traité d'Hydraulique convenable aux jardins. Quatrième édition, revue, corrigée, augmentée considérablement, et enrichie de nouvelles planches.

      Pierre-Jean Mariette, paris 1747 - Un très fort volume de format in 4° de 6ff. (Titre, Avis, Table); 482 pp.; 1f. (privilège). Illustré de 41 planches dépliantes et 10 planches simples gravées sur cuivre ainsi que de 41 figures dans le texte gravées sur bois. Reliure de l'époque en pleine basane fauve, marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs, caissons dorés, piéce de titre en maroquin rouge, titre doré, filets dorés sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Menus défauts; trois coins à revoir, page de titre un peu sali, quelques petites traces d'encre sur quelques pp. sans atteinte au texte. Les planches sont très fraîche, sans déchirure. Bel exemplaire. L'édition la plus complète avec 51 planches sur cuivre.

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        Opera.

      Sumptibus Ant. Urb. Coustelier 1747 - - Sumptibus Ant. Urb. Coustelier, Lutetia Parisiorum _1747, In 12 (9x15cm), xxiv, 231pp. et 254pp., relié. - Edition originale de cette version latine donnée par Etienne Philippe, illustrée de 12 figures par Cochin, gravées par Duflos. Beaux en-têtes et culs de lampe, finement gravés et non signés. Un des exemplaires imprimés sur Hollande. Les deux tomes ne contiennent que L'Enéide, un premier tome, absent ici, rassemblait les autres oeuvres de Virgile avec 6 autres figures dont un frontispice. Plein veau blond glacé fin XIXe, très beau pastiche d'une reliure Louis XV signé d'un tampon en page de garde, Dupré. Dos à nerfs orné, date en queue. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison orné en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Très bel exemplaire, au papier d'une parfaite fraîcheur, contenant ses serpentes. Les deux tomes sont tomés I et II, et ont été reliés tel quel, en l'absence du premier tome. A noter une interversion par le relieur du I et du II. Belle et soignée édition latine. Livres à Figures xxiv, 231pp. et 254pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hydrostatical And Pneumatical Lectures

      Cambridge: Cmabridge, J. Bentham Printer To the University. Fair with no dust jacket. 1747. Second Edition. Hardcover. Owner's signature of "Thomas Skelton March 1798" on title page. Front board nearly detached. Leather split along entire length of rear joint. A few chips to leather, up to 1". Neat pencil marginalia from a later date. Piece torn from rear free endpaper. Damp stains to upper 1" of folding plates. Some foxing and browning to preliminary leaves. Text block in good condition.; [xviii], 273, [x], pages + five folding plates. Full calf boards. Five raised bands on spine. Page Dimensions: 200mm x 122mm. ; 8vo .

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        GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE, Improved by Rules and Proportions in Many grand Designs

      Printed For John Millan, London, 1747-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. Rebound in contemporary calf with gilt border and lettering, Five bands on spine. Bookplate on inside. Engraved title and 64 plates. Batty Langley was the architectural writer of this book and I believe Thomas Langley (his brother) was the engraver. Stated Publishing date of 1747. Research shows both brothers died in 1751. This scarce restored First Edition is in very good condition. Additional pictures upon request and please email any questions you may have.

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        The History of New-England, containing an impartial account of the Civil and Ecclesiastical Affairsof the country, To the Year of our Lord, 1700... (Map | Atlas)

      London: A. Ward; T. Longman and T. Shewell; J. Oswald; A Millar; J. Brackstone, 1747. Two volumes, second improved edition, 8vo. Includes a fold out map, "A New Map of New England according to the latest observations 1720". Also includes an appendix. Decorative devices throughout. Tight, clean and bright. Full brown leather. Six spine compartments; red leather title and green leather author and volume number, both with gilt tool work. Condition: Binding has light restorations, bumped and minor losses. Probably re-bound in the 19th century. Map has a small 1/2" tear at lower right bottom at fold. Overall very good.. Full Calf Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Rituum, qui olim apud romanos obtinuerunt, succincta explicatio ; Ad intelligentiam Veterum Auctorum facili methodo conscripta. Edition Quinta.

      Trajecti ad Rhenum, [Utrecht], Johann Breodelet, 1747 - In-8° ; Frontispice gravé-(17)-656 pp.-(35),7 planches h.-t. gravées en tailles douces dont 2 repliées, 1 vignette gravée en taille douce sur la page de grand titre, plein vélin, titre manuscrit poussé au dos, rel. de l'époque, bel exemplaire. Cinquième édition, la meilleure, illustrée d'un frontispice et de 7 planches hors texte. THE BEST EDITION. VERY GOOD COPY. Excellent ouvrage sur les Antiquités romaines. Édition avec notes et double appendice donnée par G. Othon Reizius. Brunet, t. IV, 78. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Compleat Florist

      London: printed for J. Duke and sold by J. Robinson, 1747. Octavo. (8 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches). Engraved throughout. Hand-coloured emblematic frontispiece by John Carwitham, title with elaborate hand-coloured floral border, 100 hand-coloured numbered plates with integral text. Expertly rebacked to style in 18th-century russia, with contemporary marbled paper- covered boards, spines divided into seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering piece. An excellent copy of the deluxe hand- coloured issue of the first edition, second issue of this beautiful and valuable work. Today, the word florist describes a profession: one who sells flowers, normally cut flowers and normally from retail premises. In the 18th-century the word "florist" had a more general meaning. Samuel Johnson, in 1757, defined a florist as a "cultivater [sic.] of flowers" in both a professional and amateur capacity. This work was aimed at both groups of flower growers, and was intended as an indicator of what was available, fashionable, and the "coming-thing," whilst also providing the necessary growing instructions. The work was first published in two parts in 1740, and re-issued in the present format in 1747. Each plate features a single variety. The first six plates include the names of the nurserymen/florists who grew the individual bloom: Messrs. Kingman, Giles (2), Sampson, Bowen and Fairchild. All of the plates include a note of when the variety flowers, and they all also include integral engraved text that either gives cultivation instructions, or refers back to a previous plate that features another variety of the same plant. The work is not only beautifully engraved and printed, but also offers an important overview of the varieties that were available to gardeners during mid-18th century, an important time in the history of gardening when systematic classification was taking hold. A surprising number of different species are shown, with multiple varieties of a number of species, including: 5 tulips; 5 anemone; 6 lillies; 8 carnations or pinks; 7 roses; 4 irises; and 3 auriculas. A contemporary reference records that the work was available at 5s. uncoloured, or, as here, 15s. coloured. Dunthorne 102; cf. The Gardening World (22 March 1890) 6, p.456; Henrey III, 568; Nissen BBI 554; cf. R. Weston Tracts on Practical Agriculture and Gardening ... Second edition (1773) 68.

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        The Works of Shakespear [6 volumes only of 9]

      London: Printed for John Osborn, at the Golden Ball in Pater-noster-Row. Good with no dust jacket. 1747. Hardcover. Volume One has 1" and 2/3" splits to the leather at the top of the joints. Volume Four, Five and Six have small chips to the leather at the tops of the spines. Volume Seven has dampstains to the leather on the rear board. No previous owner's signatures or labels. ; 6 volumes only of a 9 volume set. The full title is: "The Works of Shakespear in Nine Volumes. With a Glossary. Carefully printed from the Oxford Edition in Quarto, 1744." Volumes 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 9. Volume One has the full imprint with John Osborn's name on the title page, i. e. "LONDON: Printed for JOHN OSBORN, at the Golden Ball in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCXLVII". The other volumes have only "London: Printed in the YEAR MDCCXLVII".Small 24mo size volumes, Page dimensions: 126 x 75mm. Contemporary full calf bindings with gilt decoration and raised bands on spines. Red leather lettering pieces on spines. Spine titles: "SHAKES // WORKS". Ornamental woodcut head-pieces and tail-pieces. Volume One: xl, [viii], 252 pages + engraved portrait frontispiece + 1 plate (showing a monument with a standing figure of Shakespear with his elbow resting on a stack of books).Contents of Volume One: The Preface (pages iii-viii)Mr Pope’s Preface (pages ix-xxii)Some Account of the Life, &c. of Mr William Shakespear by Mr. Rowe (pages xxiii-xl)“The following instrument was transmitted to us by John Anstis [. . .] d3[Ben Jonson’s dedication from the First Folio, beginning “To draw no envy (Shakespear) on thy name] d4-d5& the following plays:The TempestA Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaThe Merry Wives of Windsor Volume Four: 328 pages.The Winter’s TaleKing LearKing JohnKing Richard II Volume One: xl, [viii], 252 pages + engraved portrait frontispiece + 1 plate (showing a monument with a standing figure of Shakespear with his elbow resting on a stack of books). Contents of Volume One: The Preface (pages iii-viii); Mr Pope’s Preface (pages ix-xxii); Some Account of the Life, &c. of Mr William Shakespear by Mr. Rowe (pages xxiii-xl) “The following instrument was transmitted to us by John Anstis [. . .] (leaf d3) [Ben Jonson’s dedication from the First Folio, beginning “To draw no envy (Shakespear) on thy name] (leaves d4-d5); and the following plays: The Tempest; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merry Wives of Windsor. Volume Four: 328 pages. Contents: The Winter’s Tale; King Lear; King John; King Richard II. Volume Five: 336 pages. Contents: King Henry IV. Part I; King Henry IV. Part II; King Henry V; King Henry VI. Volume Six: 360 pages. Contents: King Henry VI. Part II; King Henry VI. Part III; King Richard III; King Henry VIII; Volume Seven: 339 pages. Contents: Timon of Athens; Coriolanus; Julius Caesar; Antony and Cleopatra. Volume Nine: 280 pages + [30] page Glossary + [2] pages advertisements "Books Printed for John Osborn". Contents: Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet; Othello; Glossary.; 24mo .

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        Biographia Britannica: Or, the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons Who have Flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, From the Earliest Ages, down to the Present times:

      - London - Printed for W. Innys et al, 1747 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce set of Biographia Britannica: Or, the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons Who have Flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, From the Earliest Ages, down to the Present times: Collected from the Best Authorities, both Printed and Manuscript and Digested in the Manner of Mr Bayle's Historical and Critical Dictionary. Edited by William Oldys. With two colour title pages. First edition. Six volumes bound in seven. With a dedication to King George the Second to front of first volume. Volume one: Aaron to Benignus; volume two: Bennet to Compton; volume three: Conant to Gastrell; volume four: Gatacre to Knox; volume five: Latimer to Savile; volume six part one: Scott to Usher; and volume six part two: Wake to Zouche and with separately paginated Supplement with Abernethy to Young and an unpaginated index to rear. Biographia Britannica was a multi-volume biographical compendium, the most ambitious attempt in the latter half of the eighteenth century to document the lives of notable British men and women. The first edition, edited by William Oldys, appeared in 6 volumes (the sixth in two parts, the second sometimes catalogued as volume 7) between 1747 and 1766. Five volumes of an incomplete second edition, edited by Andrew Kippis with the assistance of Joseph Towers, appeared between 1778 and 1793, and cover names commencing Aa through to Fa; a sixth volume was prepared for publication, and may have been published, but now seems to be lost. Contributors included Thomas Broughton and John Campbell, compiler of Lives of the Admirals (1742). William Oldys (1696 - 1761) was an English antiquarian and bibliographer. With previous owner's ink stamp to front'Sir Walter John Trevelyan, Baronet, High Sherrif of Cornwall, 1906-1907' and with ink initials to front. Not ex library - this is a private stamp. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally,smart but with some wear to extremities,and boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout with only the occasional mark and slight marginal tidemarks to rear of some volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Bibliotheca Radcliviana: or, a Short Description of the Radcliffe Library, at Oxford. Containing Its several Plans, Uprights, Sections, and Ornaments, On Twenty three Copper Plates, neatly engraved engraved, With the Explanation of each Plate

      London: Printed for the Author. MDCCXLVII 1747). First edition, complete with 2 engraved portraits of John Radcliffe and James Gibbs by [Paul?] Fourdrinier after Kneller, and 21 engraved plates of the building. Folio, 12pp; +23 plates, handsomely rebound in 3/4 tan calf and marbled paper over boards, blind tooling at foredge and tips in tiny floral swag, red morocco label on front panel with title and author and date gilt stamped within rule of same floral swag, here tooled in gilt; early ownership signature on titlepage, ex-library with faint round stamp on title page about 1 inch in diameter, stamp repeated at bottom of plate XXI, minor bit of soiling to edges, else a nice crisp, clean, full margined, complete copy and scarce thus. & The Radcliffe Camera, designed by James Gibbs was built in 1737-1749 and is the earliest example in England of a circular library. James Gibbs (1682-1754) born in Scotland and trained in Rome, was one of Britain&#39;s most influential architects. Along with this iconic building at Oxford University, he is noted for designing St. Martin-in-the-Fields. While his architectural style did incorporate Palladian elements, he was most influenced by the work of Sir Christopher Wren. This book is a handsome documentation of his last major work in which the architect / author details in a list all the craftsmen employed in the spherical building&#39;s construction. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10630.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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        Tarif General Des Compositions Galeniques et Chimiques

      Rouen - Jacques-Joseph le Boullenger, 1747 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce book of tables aimed atstandardising the price of chemical preparations in Rouen. In French. The list of chemicals includes extract of aloe, opium and theriac. It was compiled by the apothecaries of Rouen and legally approved by the police. The catalogue provides arare insight into the pharmaceutical trade in Eighteenth Century France. Primary source. Condition: Expertly rebound in a paper covered binding with leather spine label. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright with the odd spot and mark, and pencil markings so some pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Nos numerus sumus.

      London June 6th 1747 - Broadside, engraved, minor damage to bottom leaf hand corner just affecting some letters in the word "Procaccini", else good copy laid onto semi stiff album sheet. A Satire on the excesses of the Clergy and the Academics. The illustration shows the interior of a Hall with the Vice Chancellor of Oxford sitting on a Throne surrounded by Clerics and Academics, including the Prelate who is thought to be Benjamin Hoadly, plus James Bradley, Professor of Astronomy and Dr Joseph Browne of Queens College. BM. No. 2879

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        Le vite d?uomini illustri fiorentini, scritte da Filippo Villani, ora per la prima volta date alla luce colle annotazioni del conte Giammaria Mazzuchelli Accademico della Crusca.

      Giambatista Pasquali,, Venice 1747 - First edition of these edited extracts from the Florentine chronicler Villani, with lives of Boccaccio, Bardi, Giotto, Paulus Geometrus (the mathematician and tutor to Boccaccio) and Cavalcanti, among others. There are several accounts of Italian medical practitioners, including Taddeo, Torrigiano and Dino and Tommaso del Garbo. The Villani family were the leading contemporary chroniclers of fourteenth-century Florence and Filippo was responsible for extending the chronicles of his father and uncle, adding famous portraits of his contemporaries. Towards the end of his life he was appointed public reader of the Divine Comedy and he died in 1404. His chronicle remained in manuscript before being published by the Brescian historian Mazzuchelli in 1747 in this version which was several times reprinted. Small 4to (230 × 160 mm), pp. 36, CII. Woodcut vignette to title, talipieces and initials. Contemporary polished calf, gilt, sides with large gilt arms, panelled spine, red morocco label. Small old library stamp to inner margin of title: ?Bibl. Einsiedel. Reibersd.? Old and faded red inkstain to upper cover. A handsome copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traite de la fabrique des manoeuvres pour les vaisseaux ou l&#39;art de la corderie perfectionne

      Paris., 1747.. b/w engraved folding plates and headpieces. First edition of an extremely thorough work on the fabrication of hemp rope for ships - from cultivating the plant, to extracting the raw materials, to manufacturing cordage. Complete in two parts with thirteen handsome copper engraved plates and engraved vignettes at chapter heads illustrate keys parts of the process. For those of you awaiting a return of the 60s, this is also an early and detailed treatise on the cultivation of cannabis, complete with folding plates of male and female plants. Polak, 2858. Scott 341 (citing only the 2nd edition, this one presumably scarcer.) VG copy in contemporary morocco over marbled boards. Circular stamp of a Valparaise library on title page, no other markings.

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        Seno de California, y su costa oriental nuevamente descubierta, y registrada desde el Cabo de las Virgenes, hasta su termino, que es el Rio Colorado

      Proving California is not an Island. 1747. Madrid. Viuda de Manuel Fernandez. Two ownership stamps, slightly trimmed, lower margin affecting engraved surface, issued folded now flattened, a fine copy. 310 mm x 318 mm; 292 mm x 317 mm. Famous Spanish map -and the first edition-, of California. Published in Venegas´ Noticia de la California, the map is based on his own explorations and Consag´s in 1746, which proved that California was not an island as shown in several 17th century maps. Consag crossed the Colorado River, which gave him an advantage over Kino ?who also proposed a Continental California- who did not cross it, thus failing to prove his theory. The misconception of California as an Island is one of the most famous cartographical mistakes in the history of map making.

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        The Family Magazine in Two Parts (3rd Edition)

      London: J. Osborne. Very Good+. 1747. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus condition octavo in full leather, raised bands and gilt stamped spine label. Part One containing useful directions in all the branches of house-keeping and cookery...Part Two containing a compendious body of physick... Image Included. Please inquiry for more details. We have several vintage collectible cookbooks from this time period. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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        Copper Medal in commemoration of his 1740-1744 Circumnavigation

      London,: Thomas Pingo, 1747.. Copper medal, 43.3 mm., with Anson crowned by Victory at right, on the reverse Victory on hippocamp, the names of Anson's officers around; CAMPHEL issue with 'B' faintly visible on 'H', about uncirculated, a few minor blemishes to the rims. An excellent medal, commemorating Anson's circumnavigation and his 1747 victory at Cap Finisterre off the coast of Spain. The huge prize-money brought back after the capture of the Manila treasure galleon, followed by the magnificent defeat of the French navy, were achievements which spoke enormously to popular feeling.George Anson was one of the most successful British naval commanders of the eighteenth-century, famous for his notoriously difficult circumnavigation of the globe from 1740-1744 as commander of the Centurion. In 1739 he had been given command of a Pacific squadron to raid Spanish possessions, a period at sea which saw him lose five of his six ships and literally most of his crew, but also return with a staggering £400,000 in bounty after his capture of the Manila treasure galleon. 'After the fleet's failure off Toulon in February the navy stood in need of a popular triumph, and the capture of a treasure galleon was in the public mind the next best thing to a fleet victory. Day after day the newspapers carried reports of the homecoming: the procession from Portsmouth to London, with thirty-two wagons laden with treasure; the feting of Anson and his men; details of the prize money and the dispute over its allocation...' (Williams, p. 229). Anson went on to a long career and, as this medal also commemorates, was instrumental in the French defeat at Finisterre off the Spanish coast on 3 May 1747, where his thirteen ships of the line defeated the French admiral De la Jonquiere's smaller fleet in just three hours with most of the French men-of-war taken.This medal, to commemorate Anson's great successes, was commissioned from Thomas Pingo (1692-1776), then assistant engraver at the Royal Mint. On the obverse is a bust of the admiral crowned with a laurel by Victory and the caption 'Vict. Mai III MDCCXLVII'. The reverse bears the legend 'Circumnavigation' and the names of other officers on the famous journey, themselves famous names in the British navy: Keppel, Saumarez, Saunders, Brett, Dennis, and Campbel.When the medal was originally issued the name of the junior officer Campbel was mis-engraved "Camphel". The present medal is an example of the interim state of the medal, with the 'H' altered to a 'B', but not completely effaced. Eimer suggests that the medal was commissioned by Thomas Anson, George's brother and himself a collector of medals. In this light, it has plausibly been argued that the long-accepted date of production of 1747 is in fact far too early, and that it was not until 1768, six years after Anson's death, that this medal was commissioned and struck.Betts, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals, 382; Eimer, British Commemorative Medals, 38; Hawkins and Grueber, Medallic Illustrations of British History, 325.

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        The Honest Elector; or, unerring reasons for the prevention of chusing corrupt Members to serve in Parliament: with instructions for the choice of a Speaker. Written by those two ever memorable patriots Anthony Hammond and Walter Moyle, both Members of Parliament. Also A particular address to the citizens of of [sic] London, concerning the rights and laws of Parliament. And the Earl of Mulgrave&#146;s reasons against chusing Crown Parliaments.

      Printed for W. Owen 1747 - pp. 59, [1, ads], 8vo disbound, good The first item is a reprint of Hammond&#146;s Considerations upon Corrupt Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, 1701, the others appear to be printed here for the first time. &#145;Following the electoral campaign of the New East India Company, which was accused of corruption when the session began, he wrote Considerations upon Corrupt Elections of Members to Serve in Parliament (1701). Up to this point his political stance was that of a country politician, and his country credentials were recognized when he was appointed as a commissioner for stating the public accounts in June 1701. Although his lifelong friendship with the republican Walter Moyle, contracted in 1690, suggests that he was not unsympathetic to country whig views, he was himself a country tory, and was &#145;known for his noisy tory eloquence&#146; (Reliquiae, 2.290)&#146; (ODNB). (ESTC T2970, BL only in the UK, 4 in the US)

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        Istoria dell&#39;antichissimo oratorio o cappella di San Lorenzo nel patriarchio lateranense comunemente appellato Sancta Sancotrum e della celebre immagine di SS Salvatore detta Acheropita che ivi conservasi

      Roma: Ottavio Puccinelli, 1747 xxii + 353 pp, 3 folding plates. Illustrated with engraved initials, a number of text engravings, as well as a large plate at page 1 and headers and footers. Red and black title page. With a handwritten letter in Italian dated February 10, 1753, that appears to be an obituary of Marangoni. In Italian. In what appears to be the original vellum binding with title in gold on a yellow background at the spine. Binding is sturdy, vellum is normally aged, long stain on spine below the title, bottom edge of front and to a lesser extent the back covers are eroded and stained -- it appears the book came in contact with a corrosive liquid that darkened and then "burned" the vellum. The stains, "burning" and erosion continues on the interior, although most of the erosion is on the first and last few blanks but the dark staining on the edges is throughout. The staining and darkening continues on the folding plates -- the plate "Prospetto" has a dark mark at the top and then a longer mark with some cracking in the lower center. The magnificent large plate showing Benedict received the staining at the lower fold, which corresponds to the center of the plate, with consequent staining and cracking. The smaller folding plate of San Salvatori escaped whatever liquid attacked the book. The interior staining is limited to the edges and is in the margins, not the text. Otherwise the pages are clean and unmarked, normal age-darkening and foxing, a light bit of humidity staining at the rear, everything is present. Institutional stamp at inside back cover. Marangoni was n Italian antiquarian, historian, philologist and theologian. He composed his historical works after moving to Rome where he began his collaboration with Canon Boldetti who was responsible for archaeological excavations of the Roman underground. This fascinating research gave impulse to Marangoni&#39;s penchant for municipal history. According to the handwritten obituary in the book, Maragoni died on a Wednesday morning in 1753 at a monastery dedicated to St. Jerome, where he had retired, somewhat troubled by illness and age. The obituary concludes: "he was famous for the many erudite works he composed and brought to light". The book is very scarce in commerce, with only 2 auction records in the last 50 years. While this copy is somewhat hurt, it is still attractive and informative. Priced to reflect condition. The plates were designed by Annibale Lancisi and engraved by Angelo Guiducci and Francesco Mazzone. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Bibliotheca Rinckiana, seu Supellex Librorum tam Impressorum, quam Mstorum, quos per Omnia Scientiarum Genera collegit

      ...cum Praefatione Adami Friderici Glafey...accedit Index locupletissimus. Engraved frontis. [72] (incl. frontis.), 1048, [285] pp. Thick 8vo, cont. grey paste-paper boards (one corner a little jammed). Leipzig: Widow of B.C. Fritsch, [Preface dated 1747]. The very rare sale catalogue of the large and important library formed by one of the great collectors of 18th-century Germany. Rink (1670-1746), professor of law and history at the University of Altdorf, was one of the leading international lawyers of his time and an active writer in the areas of his specialties. He formed several outstanding collections, including one of medals (a catalogue of which was published in 1766), a natural history cabinet, and an outstanding library. The present catalogue contains 8673 lots but many of the lots are comprised of large quantities of books (sometimes fifty or more in a lot), each described. Archer Taylor in his Book Catalogues (p. 13) praises the quality of the descriptions in this catalogue -- equal to any private library catalogue of the time -- and, indeed, they are very well done, with full transcriptions of titles and, oftentimes, with learned annotations. There is a very full index of 285 pages at the end. The library is predictably rich in law and history. Fine copy of a book for which we have been searching for many years. &#10087; A.D.B., 28, pp. 645-46. Loh, G., Verzeichniss der Kataloge von Buchauktionen und Privatbibliotheken aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum, Vol. 2, p. 125. Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 13 & 258. .

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        Canal Aux Cygnes Noirs dans l&#39;Isle Rottenest. Swarte Swaane Drift oo&#39;t Eiland Rottenest

      Amsterdam:. 1747.. Very good condition. One of the earliest depictions of Western Australia by a European, after Van Keulen&#39;s well-known view "Swartte Swaane drift opo het Eyland Rottenest" published in Francois Valentyn&#39;s "Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien" in 1724-6. This copper engraving is after a drawing by Jacobus van der Schley, published somewhat later in 1747 in "Historische beschrijvingen der Reizen" 1747. The print depicts two sailing ships & two long boats preparing to row up the Swan River, and the island discovered by the skipper de Vlamingh of the Dutch East India Company in 1696, and named Rat&#39;s Nest (Rottnest). With the S shaped river in the distance dotted with black swans. Copper engraving, 5 1/2 x 8" with large margins. See Landwehr, 266-7. Fine condition.

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        La Chaumiere. Gravé d&#39;Après le Tableau Original de Ppe. Wouvermens de même grandeur Qui est dans la Gallerie de Son Ex. Mgneur. Le Comte de Brühl Premier Ministre de S.M. le Roy de Pologne Electeur de Saxe

      Paris: Moyreau, 1747. Engraving, coloured by hand, by J. Moyreau. 17 x 13 1/2 inches. 23 7/8 x 18 5/16 inches. A fine composition, showing rural life in the Flemish low countries: a thatched cottage is seen to the right, in the foreground two men prepare a couple of pack-horses. One man talks to a women seated, who spines wool using a hand spindle. A traveller passes on a laden ass. In the doorway of the house a women plays with a young child. The title notes that the original painting was the same size as the engraving. &#39;Dutch painter and draughtsman. [Philips Wouwerman]... was the eldest son of the painter Paulus [Pauwels] Joostens Wouwerman of Alkmaar (d. 28 Sept 1642), whose two other sons, Pieter Wouwerman and Johannes Wouwerman, also became painters. Philips probably received his first painting lessons from his father, none of whose work has been identified. According to Cornelis de Bie, Wouwerman was next apprenticed to Frans Hals, although no trace of Hals&#39;s influence is discernible in Wouwerman&#39;s work. Wouwerman is also reputed to have spent several weeks in 1638 or 1639 working in Hamburg in the studio of the German history painter Evert Decker (d. 1647). While in Hamburg, he married Annetje Pietersz. van Broeckhof. On 4 September 1640 Wouwerman joined the Guild of St Luke in Haarlem, in which in 1646 he held the office of vinder (agent or finder). Given the many southern elements in his landscapes, it has repeatedly been suggested that Wouwerman must have travelled to France or Italy, but there is no documentary evidence that he left his native Haarlem for more than short periods. During his lifetime he must have attained a certain degree of prosperity, as demonstrated by the relatively large sums inherited by each of his seven children after his wife&#39;s death in 1670.

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        Summa S. Thomae Hodiernis Academiarum Moribus Accomodata, Sive Cursus TheologiaeAd usum Scholarum ThomisticarumIn Nineteen Volumes

      50 - Leodii - Apud Everardum Kints, 1747 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A smart uniformly bound set of Billuart first edition theological works created to be used within Thomistic schools. Written in Latin. Featuring decorative head and tail pieces, coat of arms and illuminated capitals. Originally created byphilosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, Thomas Aquinas, his work is described as one of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature. It is intended as a manual for beginners in theology and a compendium of all of the main theological teachings of the Church. It presents the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West. Thomas was a theologian and a Scholastic philosopher. However, he never considered himself a philosopher, and criticised philosophers, whom he saw as pagans, for always falling short of the true and proper wisdom to be found in Christian revelation. With this in mind, Thomas did have respect for Aristotle, so much so that in the Summa, he often cites Aristotle simply as the Philosopher. Much of his work bears upon philosophical topics, and in this sense may be characterised as philosophical. Thomas&#39;s philosophical thought has exerted enormous influence on subsequent Christian theology, especially that of the Roman Catholic Church, extending to Western philosophy in general. Thomas stands as a vehicle and modifier of Aristotelianism and Neoplatonism. The Summa&#39;s topics follow a cycle: the existence of God; Creation, Man; Man&#39;s purpose; Christ; the Sacraments; and back to God. The Summa Theologica is meant to summarise the history of the cosmos and provide an outline for the meaning of life itself. Throughout the work, Aquinas cites not only Aristotle but Sacred Scripture, Augustine of Hippo, and other Jewish, Greek, Roman, Christian, and Muslim scholars. The Summa Theologi is a more structured and expanded version of Aquinas&#39;s earlier Summa contra Gentiles, each written for different purposes: the Summa Theologi to explain the Christian faith to theology students, and the Summa contra Gentiles to explain it and defend it in hostile situations. Complete in nineteen volumes. Condition: In the originalmottled calf bindings with marbled text block edge, and gilt design and lettering to the spines. Externally, all are sound with only light wear to the extremities and head of the spines. Volume one has slightwear encroachingonto the front board. Internally, all are generally firmly bound with volume&#39;s seventeen and ninebeing slightlystrained in places. Pages are extremely bright and clean given the age of the books, with only the very odd spot, and very slight age toning to page 449 of volume five. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Rose: being a detection of the pernicious tendency of two libels lately published, viz. in the Old England Journal, and a pamphlet entitled, The Thistle. Together with some considerations for repealing the heretable jurisdictions reserved to the Scots, by the 20th article of the Treaty of Union.

      London: printed for J Roberts, N.D. [1747].. 8vo. [ii], 50pp, head-piece, decorated capital. Bound with: JEST and EARNEST. The Umpire; being a serio-comi-critical dissection of three learned and important dissertations on the nature of Englishmen and Scots, lately exhibited to the public under the titles of Old-England; the Thistle, and the Rose. London: printed for H Carpenter, N.D. [1747.] 8vo. 56pp, head-piece, decorated capital. Bound with: The Thistle; a dispassionate examine of the prejudice of Englishmen in general to the Scotch nation; and particularly of a late arrogant insult offered to all Scotchmen, by a modern English journalist. In a letter to the author of Old England of Dec. 27, 1746. London: printed for H. Carpenter, N.D. [1747 2nd edition. 52pp, title-page device, head-piece. Modern purpose-made box, quarter green cloth, marbled sides and interior, printed paper spine label. First title-page lightly soiled with small hole and small closed tear to gutter-margin.

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        Istoria dell&#39;antichissimo oratorio o cappella di San Lorenzo nel patriarchio lateranense comunemente appellato Sancta Sancotrum e della celebre immagine di SS Salvatore detta Acheropita che ivi conservasi

      Roma: Ottavio Puccinelli, 1747 xxii + 353 pp, 3 folding plates. Illustrated with engraved initials, a number of text engravings, as well as a large plate at page 1 and headers and footers. Red and black title page. With a handwritten letter in Italian dated February 10, 1753, that appears to be an obituary of Marangoni. In Italian. In what appears to be the original vellum binding with title in gold on a yellow background at the spine. Binding is sturdy, vellum is normally aged, long stain on spine below the title, bottom edge of front and to a lesser extent the back covers are eroded and stained -- it appears the book came in contact with a corrosive liquid that darkened and then "burned" the vellum. The stains, "burning" and erosion continues on the interior, although most of the erosion is on the first and last few blanks but the dark staining on the edges is throughout. The staining and darkening continues on the folding plates -- the plate "Prospetto" has a dark mark at the top and then a longer mark with some cracking in the lower center. The magnificent large plate showing Benedict received the staining at the lower fold, which corresponds to the center of the plate, with consequent staining and cracking. The smaller folding plate of San Salvatori escaped whatever liquid attacked the book. The interior staining is limited to the edges and is in the margins, not the text. Otherwise the pages are clean and unmarked, normal age-darkening and foxing, a light bit of humidity staining at the rear, everything is present. Institutional stamp at inside back cover. Marangoni was n Italian antiquarian, historian, philologist and theologian. He composed his historical works after moving to Rome where he began his collaboration with Canon Boldetti who was responsible for archaeological excavations of the Roman underground. This fascinating research gave impulse to Marangoni&#39;s penchant for municipal history. According to the handwritten obituary in the book, Maragoni died on a Wednesday morning in 1753 at a monastery dedicated to St. Jerome, where he had retired, somewhat troubled by illness and age. The obituary concludes: "he was famous for the many erudite works he composed and brought to light". The book is very scarce in commerce, with only 2 auction records in the last 50 years. While this copy is somewhat hurt, it is still attractive and informative. Priced to reflect condition. The plates were designed by Annibale Lancisi and engraved by Angelo Guiducci and Francesco Mazzone. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Speculum Hippocraticum, Notas et Praesagia Morborum Nec Non Varia Medendi Praecepta, Ex Magnii Hipocratis Coi Moumentis WITH Magni Hippocratis Coi Opuscula Aphoristica Semeiotico-Therapeutica VIII

      Joh. Jacobi Episcopi, Basil, 1747. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in 1 in contemporary full vellum. Mild discoloration to vellum; still quite attractive. Small burn mark to the title page, margin and gutter of the second work and persisting for ca. 40 pages of the preface, obscuring a few letters. Likely a candle accident. One torn page edge with no loss, soiling to endpapers; otherwise quite clean and bright. The Aphorisms dated 1748. 300pp; (46), 448pp plus index. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 042634. .

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        Moeurs et Usages Des Turcs, Leur Religion, Leur Gouvernement Civil, Militaire et Politique, avec un abrege de l'histoire Ottomane [Two Volumes]

      Paris: Chez Merigot & Piget, 1747. Second edition. Contemporary mottle calf, boards ruled in gilt, five raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, red morocco lettering piece, all edges gilt. Wear to extremities with some loss at spine heads, and two small splits at tip of joints on first volume, volume number in one compartment mostly worn away, light scattered foxing and minor offsetting, marginal on plates, one folding panorama with small tear near hinge and upper margin, one with a one inch tear to lower section near hinge, otherwise plates quite sharp, overall a very good copy. Sm. 4to. Illus. with two engraved frontispieces by C. Duflos after F. Boucher and N. Halle, titles printed in red and black with devices, 28 additional plates (7 folding with views of Constantinople), engraved initials, and head and tail pieces. [Guer's] Turkish work is of considerable interest for its plates, which were engraved by Duflos after designs by Boucher and Halle and which consist of views and scenes illustrating Turkish characters and costumes. They also include a folding double page panorama of Constantinople. These plates are particularly charming," Blackmer. Provenance: Bookplate of LaVerne Baldwin (former Consul General at Istanbul, Turkey). Gift to Baldwin from Betty (Bertha) Carp, a close friend of Allen Dulles and an indispensable figure of the U.S. Embassy staff in Constantinople from 1920 to 1960. Blackmer 762 (Amsterdam). Weber: Gennadius Lib. II, 761. Colas 1349. Lipperheide 1418. Cohen-de Ricci 465. Atabey 534 (Coustelier). Brunet II, 1783. Morgand and Fatout 9251.

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        A New & Accurate Map of Bermudas or Sommer's Islannds

      William Innys, London 1747 - Size : 355x215 (mm), 14x8.5 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline, 0 Very Good, right margin has been extended.

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        The Guardian - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : Printed For J. And R. Tonson, And S. Draper, 1747. 1st Edition in this form. Physical desc. : 2 v : illus ; 21 cm. Notes: Title vignettes. Cumulative index in v. 2. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT97928 Originally published in 175 daily numbers, London, March 12 to October 1, 1713. By Steele, Addison and others. Finely and sympathetically bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        ESCRITORES DEL REYNO DE VALENCIA, chronologicamente ordenados desde el año 1238 de la Christiana conquista de la misma Ciudad, hasta el de 1747

      Joseph Estevan Dolz, Valencia 1747 - Comunidad Valenciana Folio, 2 volúmenes. Portadas a dos tintas con grabados de escudos. Vol. 1: 14h, Xp, 368p, 4h. Vol. 2: 10h, 385p, 25h. Texto a doble columna, apostillas marginales, algunas hojas con rastro de humedad en esquinas. Pergamino de época. Buen ejemplar. Excelente obra bibliográfica de valencianos recogida por un presbítero y doctor en Teología, además de académico, que reune una biblioteca valenciana empezada por el ilustre Fray Joseph Rodríguez e interrumpida por su muerte.La Biografía comprende aquellos escritores nacidos en el Reino de Valencia, que compusieron su obra en latín, castellano o en valenciano. El primer volumen contiene los escritores nacidos hasta el año 1650 como índica en la portada, con una noticia preliminar sobre los más antiguos, y el segundo, los que florecieron desde el año 1651 hasta el de 1748 e inicios del 1749, aunque el autor manifiesta su preocupación por tratar la obra de escritores vivos.

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        Concordantae Sacrorum Bibliorum Hebraicorum

      49 - Londini - Typis J. Ilive Apud Jacobum Hodges, 1747 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A concordance of the bible, in Hebrew and Latin. Complete in four volumes. Collated complete. In Latin and Hebrew. By Mario di Calasio (1550 in Calasion, Abruzzi, Italy February 1, 1620 in Ara Coeli), an Italian Minorite friar. Joining the Franciscans at an early age, he devoted himself to Oriental languages and became an authority on Hebrew. Once entering Rome he was appointed by Paul V, whose confessor he was to the chair of Scripture at Ara Coeli. Calasio is known by this work, his Concordantiae Sacrorum Bibliorum Hebraicorum, first published in 4 volumes in Rome, 1622, two years after his death. It is based on Nathan&#39;s Hebrew Concordance (Venice, 1523). With an engraving to each title page. The text is arranged in columns, with the Hebrew alongside the Latin. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, rather worn. Six joints are starting and one further joint is cracked. All volumes have loss to leather and some have slight loss to cloth also. Backstrips of three volumes lifting, two of those volumes also have loss to backstrips. Internally, firmly bound. Occasional offsetting from previous flower-pressing. Intimidation bookplates to all rear boards and library blind-stamp to all title pages. Generally bright and clean but with the odd handling mark and small closed tear. Overall: GOOD (ONLY).

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        The Oceana, and other Works of... Collected, Methodiz&#146;d, and Review&#146;d, with an Exact Account of his Life Prefix&#146;d by John Toland. To which is added, an Appendix, containing all the Political Tracts wrote by this Author

      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1747. . Third edition, folio, (ii), xliv, 632, (14 Index), xlv-xlvi pp, with the final leaf of the preliminaries (Contents) bound at the end. Frontispiece, engraved portrait and one further plate (showing the Venetian Ballot), some very occasional light browning and foxing, armorial bookplates of W.H. Thompson and Henry Babington Smith, the latter being a senior civil servant who among other posts was private secretary to Lord Elgin and President of the National Bank of Turkey. Contemporary calf with some wear, rebacked in a lighter calf. A famous political work first published in 1656 during the Interregnum, which was described by David Hume as the &#147;only valuable model of a commonwealth&#148;. Influenced by a visit to Venice as a young man, &#147;Oceana&#148; is a fictional history of England where a new constitution has been formed, based upon property rights, and legislators are voted in and removed in a complicated rotation system. Pleasing neither side, Cromwell ordered the work seized, and Harrington was later imprisoned by Charles II.

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        Automatum inaequale sive horologiorum antiquum automatis animatum... -

      Palermo, Valenza, 1747.In-4 picc. Legatura coeva in pergamena. Con 15 tavole f.t. inc. in rame. (8), 10, 122 pp.; primi quattro fogli arrossati altrimenti esemplare fresco e buono. Rara edizione originale della descrizione di un orologio meccanico, costruito dall?autore, che teneva «conto delle variazioni annue della durata del giorno e quindi delle ore... Lo sviluppo successivo dell?orologeria ha mostrato che... l?antico sistema su cui il B. fondava la propria opera, era sostanzialmente antistorico. Questa considerazione tuttavia non intacca il preciso interesse tecnico di molte analisi del libro» (DBI XII, 336). Mira I, 119. Riccardi I, 155. Baillie pp. 215-217: «The author, evidently a competent mathematician, devised a means of arranging a clock to show the unequel hours, or the hours formed by deviding the times between sunrise and sunset, and between sunset and sunrise, each into 12 parts... Unequal hours were used? till quite a late date, and two clocks in the Nürnberg Museum had dials divided to show them. Bonhomo's device is far better than that of either of these clocks». First edition. With 15 engr. plates. First four leaves browned as usual, otherwise a fresh and good copy bound in contemp. vellum.

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        Biblia germanica 1747 - Sacra Biblia. Das ist: die gantze Heilige Schrifft, Altes und Neues Testaments, Nach alter In Christlicher Kirchen gehabter Translation treulich verteutscht Durch D. Johann Dietenberger, Anjetzo aufs neue in gewisse Versiculn eingetheilet, an vielen Orten gebessert, und mit einen nutzlichen Register versehen

      Nürnberg, Lochner 1747. 35 cm. (50), 1020 (irrig 1018); 288 (irrig 298) Seiten mit Titelvignette, Kupfertitel von Montalegre, 5 (von 24) Kupfertafeln und zahlreichen Initialen, Titel rot und schwarz gedruckt. Blindgeprägter Pergamentband-Bd. der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit Messingschließen - Wedewer S. 476 (vgl.) - Köster, Bibel Nr. 114 - Bibel in Deutschland S. 263 - Von Wedewer nicht verzeichnete Folio-Ausgabe mit dem Zensurvermerk der 43. Auflage Würzburg 1705. Dietenberger wurde vor allem durch seine 1534 erstmals in Mainz erschienene Bibelübersetzung bekannt. Er beabsichtigte damit eine möglichst getreue deutsche Wiedergabe des Vulgatatextes (NDB III, 667). Die Kupfer zeigen jeweils 15 Szenen zum Alten Testament. Diesem Exemplar sind die Kupfer zum Neuen Testament nicht beigegeben. Einband etwas fleckig, im Rückenbezug oben ca. 6 x 9 cm ergänzt, innen fleckenfrei, auf Vorsatz zeitgenössischer Besitzeintrag, Stempel auf Kupfertitel und Titel, 2 Blatt Randverlust ergänzt -

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        Treatise on the Roman Senate. In Two Parts

      London: R. Manby and H.S. Cox, 1747. (BINDING, MOORE, EDWIN) First edition. 8vo. [ii, ad leaf] [ii], 196 pp. Contemporary red morocco, covers tooled in gilt with wide floral border made up of three rolls, surrounding a lozenge center-piece made up of small geometric and floral tools, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red lettering piece in one compartment, the rest with dotted saltire and acorn and star tools, a.e.g., by Edwin Moore of Cambridge. Joints rubbed, head of spine damaged. For binding: Foot, Henry Davis Gift, I, p. 81, and II, nos. 171 & 172;Maggs cat. 1212, I, no. 110; Hobson, Five Centuries of English Bookbinding, no. 65 . Inscribed at the top of the title-page, "N (?) Templeman Trin: Coll: Camb. E dono Authoris." In a fine binding by the leading Cambridge binder of his day, Edwin Moore, known for the brilliance and precision of his tooling, the distinctive concave lozenge that adorns many of his covers, and the high quality of the leather used

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        BIBLIA SACRA QUADRILINGUIA VETERIS TESTAMENTI HEBRAICI CUM VERSIONIBUS E REGIONE POSITIS

      Lipsiae (Leipzig): Sumtibus Haeredum Lanckisianorum. 1747-51. folio, quarter leather; paper-covered boards. (20), 1253; (36), 1254-1604, 306, 88; (12), 968 pages.. 3 Volumes. Text in Latin, German, Hebrew, Greek, and Syriac. A three volume edition of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, including the apocryphal books. A well known and generally acclaimed polyglot Bible, was edited by Christian Reineccius, a Lutheran scholar. The Old Testament is published in Hebrew, Greek (the Septuagint version), German, and Latin (the Vulgate). The Apocrypha is in Greek, Latin, and German. The New Testament (with a separate title page) is printed in Syriac, Greek (two versions), Latin, and German. The German version of all is Martin Luther&#39;s translation. The first volume includes the books of Genesis through Esther. The second volume includes the books of Job through Malachi, and the Apocrypha. The third volume is the New Testament, entire. Each volume includes commentary by Luther (in German). The third volume also includes variant readings of the Greek and Syriac translations, a harmony of the Gospels, the Jewish calendar, and annotations in the New Testament text. Introductory comments and chapters with engraved headpieces and decorative capitals begin each chapter of the Scripture text. Each volume has a title page in red and black, with a title page, in black only, beginning the Apocrypha in the second volume. In addition, the New Testament volume has an additional title page engraved by Johann Gottfreid Kriigner of Leipzig, known for his editions of J.S. Bach&#39;s works. The New Testament was originally published in 1713. Darlow and Moule state it was "reissued with a new title and preface in 1747," and generally known as the Leipzig Polyglot. (Darlow II, 1451, 4245).The two volumes containing the Old Testament and Apocrypha followed in 1750 and 1750, respectively. Dibden calls the work "excellent and commodious." Boards are scuffed and rubbed at edges. Soiling on endpapers. Some light foxing on title pages and in text. Some leaves of text bent at edges.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Biographia Britannica: Or, the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons Who have Flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, From the Earliest Ages, down to the Present times:

      - London - Printed for W. Innys et al 1747 - A very scarce set of Biographia Britannica: Or, the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons Who have Flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, From the Earliest Ages, down to the Present times: Collected from the Best Authorities, both Printed and Manuscript and Digested in the Manner of Mr Bayle's Historical and Critical Dictionary. Edited by William Oldys. With two colour title pages. First edition. Six volumes bound in seven. With a dedication to King George the Second to front of first volume. Volume one: Aaron to Benignus; volume two: Bennet to Compton; volume three: Conant to Gastrell; volume four: Gatacre to Knox; volume five: Latimer to Savile; volume six part one: Scott to Usher; and volume six part two: Wake to Zouche and with separately paginated Supplement with Abernethy to Young and an unpaginated index to rear. Biographia Britannica was a multi-volume biographical compendium, the most ambitious attempt in the latter half of the eighteenth century to document the lives of notable British men and women. The first edition, edited by William Oldys, appeared in 6 volumes (the sixth in two parts, the second sometimes catalogued as volume 7) between 1747 and 1766. Five volumes of an incomplete second edition, edited by Andrew Kippis with the assistance of Joseph Towers, appeared between 1778 and 1793, and cover names commencing Aa through to Fa; a sixth volume was prepared for publication, and may have been published, but now seems to be lost. Contributors included Thomas Broughton and John Campbell, compiler of Lives of the Admirals (1742). William Oldys (1696 - 1761) was an English antiquarian and bibliographer. With previous owner's ink stamp to front'Sir Walter John Trevelyan, Baronet, High Sherrif of Cornwall, 1906-1907' and with ink initials to front. Not ex library - this is a private stamp. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally,smart but with some wear to extremities,and boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout with only the occasional mark and slight marginal tidemarks to rear of some volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Essai Physique sur L&#39;Oeconomie Animale

      Guillaume Cavelier, Paris, 1747. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. One of the founding works of the Physiocrats, here in the second and much enlarged edition where de Quesnay first advances his theory of natural rights. 3 volumes in period acid calf with gilt spines, volume 3 similar but slightly different - modest general wear, corners worn, a few surface marks to leather. Scattered light foxing and a few light dampstains, but generally quite clean and intact. Quesnay was a giant of pre-classical economics and it is said that the only his death prevented Adam Smith from dedicating The Wealth of Nations to him. [6], cxii, [8], 612; [4], 662, 23; [4], 768 pp. Frontispiece in volume 1. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Economics; Inventory No: 042257. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Der wahre Geistliche Schild, so vor 300 Jahren von dem heil. Papst Leo X. bestätigt worden, wider alle gefährliche böse Menschen sowohl, als aller Hexerei und Teufelswerk entgegengesetzt

      Cum Licentia Mrp. Cens 1747 - Small book, edgewear to the spine, inch off the bottom of the spine. Book has a slipcover in poor condition, complete with lots of wear,creases, and scuffs. Has quite a few religous woodcuts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jans Collectables]
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        CRONICA della città di Verona descritta da Pier Zagata, colla continuazione di Jacopo Rizzoni, ampliata e supplita da Giambattista Biancolini, dedicata a Sua Eccellenza il Signor Giampiero Dolce, patrizio veneto. Volume primo della seconda parte (dal 1375 al 1454)

      Dionigi Ramanzini 1747 in 4° (cm. 25,2x18), pp. XX, 352, leg. primi del '900 in m/tela blu con angoli, piatti marmor.; magnifico esemplare su carta bianca e forte con ampi margini, vignetta al front., grandi capil. abitati e vari fregi tip. in xilogr.come testatine e finalini. Graesse, VI, pag. 503, Lozzi 6271. Bello. 475/19

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria La Fenice]
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        THE ART OF COOKERY MADE PLAIN AND EASY. Which Far Exceeds any Thing of the Kind yet Published

      London: Printed for the Author at Mrs. Ashburn&#39;s, a China-Shop, the Corner of Fleet-Ditch, 1747.. FIRST EDITION OF THE MOST FAMOUS EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH COOKERY BOOK, 1747. Small folio, approximately 300 x 180 mm, 12 x 7 inches, pages: title page (facsimile), [12], 1-65, 68-135, 138-166, jumps in numbering as in all copies, catch words correct, collation: a-c2, A-Z2, Aa-Ss2, lacks O2 a cancel, see Sotheby&#39;s, Crahan Catalogue, which also lacks O2), bound in modern quarter calf, gilt lettering and rules between raised bands to spine, marbled boards, gilt vertical dividing rule between boards and spine, new endpapers. LACKS TITLE PAGE, now supplied in facsimile, LACKS LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS, first page of contents neatly repaired with some loss of text, last page has a closed tear repaired with document tape, last 2 pages and a few other pages have margins neatly strengthened with document tape, pale age-browning and foxing throughout, light staining to 2 pages, small hole affecting a few letters but easily understood, a few pages have small chip to top margin, nowhere near text, occasional small closed tears to margins neatly repaired, a few old ink crosses in margins, not affecting text, otherwise a good copy. The first edition was published in small folio, the following editions in 8vo. See: Gastronomic Bibliography by Katherine Bitting, pages 186-87; A Short-Title Catalogue of Household and Cookery books in English by Virginia Maclean, page 59; A Matter of Taste by William Cagle, pages 497-8; English Cookery Books to the Year 1850 by Arnold Oxford, pages 76-77; The Cetus Library, Bloomsbury Auctions, lot 149: Sotheby&#39;s, Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan, 317; Andre Simon Bibliotheca Gastronomica , 761; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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