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        THE HISTORY OF THE FIRST DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA

      Williamsburg: Printed by William Parks, 1747. FIRST EDITION (Sabin variant "B"/Church Edition "2," Church seeing no priority in the two states of the first edition, but Sabin speculating that corrections to "B" suggest a later printing) . Hardcover. The Menzies-Lefferts Copy of the First Colonial History Printed in Virginia. 210 x 133 mm (8 1/4 x 5 1/4"). viii, 304, 295-304, 305-331 [i.e., 341], [1]; v, [i], 34 pp. FIRST EDITION (Sabin variant "B"/Church Edition "2," Church seeing no priority in the two states of the first edition, but Sabin speculating that corrections to "B" suggest a later printing). FINE DECORATIVE GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO BY FRANCIS BEDFORD (stamp-signed on front turn-in), cover framed by gilt French fillets with oblique floral sprays at corners, raised bands, spine attractively gilt in compartments with large fleuron centerpiece enclosed by double fillets and cornerpieces of scrolling floral vines, turn-ins densely gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Front pastedown with leather bookplate of Marshall Clifford Lefferts (see below) and with bookplate of Mrs. L. Bartlett; verso of front free endpaper with Lefferts' small purple cipher stamp; front flyleaf with Lefferts' pencilled signature dated 26 January 1884 and a brief bibliographical note, saying the volume came from the Menzies sale (see below). Brinley 3796; Church 963; Evans 6071; Howes S-1014; Sabin 91860. Spine uniformly sunned to olive, the vaguest hint of isolated browning or foxing, other trivial imperfections, but AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, the text very clean, smooth, and fresh, and in a handsome binding that is lustrous and scarcely worn. With outstanding provenance, this is a fine copy in a lovely binding of the first edition of one of the earliest accounts of Virginia, one of the first American histories to be written and printed in the British colonies, and the first such book published in Virginia. It also was issued by the first press in that colony. The work covers the earliest days of the original permanent English colony in North America, from its establishment in 1607 through the dissolution of the Virginia Company of London in 1624. According to DNB, it has been "long regarded by later historians as a pioneering example of scholarship based on extensive research in original sources." Through his relatives, the prominent Randolph family, Stith (1707-55) had access to important early research material, including the library of William Byrd of Westover, records of the Virginia Company, and Virginia court proceedings (many of these documents being since destroyed). Born in Viriginia and educated at Oxford, Stith served as president of the College of William and Mary and was an early critic of taxation without representation. William Parks (ca. 1698-1750) established the "Maryland Gazette," the first American newspaper south of Pennsylvania, before moving to Williamsburg in 1733 to begin printing in Virginia. According to ANB, he was considered "the most important colonial printer after Benjamin Franklin," and this is one of his most enduring works, as well as one of the earliest Virginia imprints available. The binding here is typical of the elegant work of Francis Bedford, discussed more fully in item #xxxx. Our copy has a prestigious provenance: the earliest owner we know of, self-made businessman William Menzies (1810-96), assembled a library of Americana that the eminent bibliographer Joseph Sabin described as a "grand and probably unrivalled collection . . . Replete with the best editions of the best authors, in the very best condition, selected and purchased . . . Without regard to cost." Sabin prepared the catalogue for the Menzies sale in 1875 ("the bibliographical event of the season," according to "American Bibliopolist"), in which the present item appears as lot #1916, described in hyperbolic terms. Sabin told Frederick Goff that the condition of Menzies' books was unsurpassed by any other collection he had handled in his long and distinguished career. Our subsequent owner, Marshall C. Lefferts (1848-1928) travelled in a similarly lofty bibliophilic orbit as one of the great American book collectors of English and American literature. It is likely that our copy has been lightly washed, at least in part, because the gatherings which are described elsewhere as typically browned (X, Cc, Dd) are not noticeably darker here.

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        "The plan of a dictionary of the English language; addressed to the Right Honorable Philip Dormer, Earl of Chesterfield; one of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State."

      "printed for J. & P. Knapton, T. Longman and T. Shewell [et al.]" London: "printed for J. & P. Knapton, T. Longman and T. Shewell [et al.]". 1747. "First edition, second issue (without Chesterfield's name on A2 recto), 4to, pp. [2], 34; lacking the final blank, margins unevenly trimmed, else a very good copy in recent maroon cloth, red morocco label, matching slipcase. & & In a manuscript, dated 20 April, 1746, the Plan began as ""A Short Scheme for compiling a new Dictionary of the English Language,"" now in the Hyde collection. Johnson then revised and rewrote his ""Short Scheme"" and had the second version copied out by a professional scribe... The faircopy was apparently read by Lord Chesterfield to whom the published version was addressed ... In August 1747 the Plan was published. There are two versions of the original quarto pamphlet, the first bearing the drop-head title on p. 1 ""To the Right Honorable Philip Dormer, Earl of Chesterfield ... the second version having no drop-head title on p. 1, and differing in a few minor readings ... When the Dictionary was about to appear in February 1755, the Plan was reprinted from the non-Chesterfield version, as an octavo pamphlet, still bearing the date of 1747"" (Alston). Alston V, 361; Courtney & Smith, p. 20; Chapman & Hazen, p. 130; Kennedy 6234."

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        Della formazione de' fulmini Trattato. raccolto da varie sue lettere, in alcune delle quali si tratta anche degl'insetti rigenerantisi, e de' pesci di mare su i monti, e piu a lungo dell'elettricità.

      Giannalberto Tumermani 1747 - Vérone, Giannalberto Tumermani, 1747. Petit in 4 de VIII- 189pp., relié, couverture en carton blanc crème de l'époque, belle gravure ornant la page de titre, une belle lettrine historiée, exemplaire à grandes marges, bon et bel exemplaire. Deuxième partie et unique édition de deux travaux écrits par ce noble et homme de lettre sur le phénomène des éclairs et de la foudre. En 1713 Maffei écrivit une lettre sur le sujet à Vallisneri. Francesco Scipione Maffei (1675-1755) natif de Vérone, polygraphe, lettré, érudit fut l'une des personnalités les plus notables du XVIIIème siècle italien. Instruit par les Jésuites à Rome, en 1704 il combattit à Donauworth. De retour en Italie il devint l'un des fondateurs de l'académie de ''l'Arcadia'' et écrivit son premier volume "Rime e prose" (1719), en imitant Chiabrera et Filicaja. Il fut l'un des fondateurs du "Giornale de' letterati d'Italia". II écrivit des textes de sciences chevaleresque et d'archéologie, il créa les bases de la diplomatie moderne avec son texte ''Istoria diplomatica" (1727), il écrivt les oeuvres historico-érudites les plus importantes jamais écrites sur sa ville natale: "Verona illustrata" (1732), "Museum Veronese" (1749). Durant son voyage effectué en Europe entre 1732 et 1736, il publia à Paris "Galliae antiquates" (1733), contenant le fruits de ses découvertes archéologiques en Provence. Il s'intéressa aussi à l'économie en publiant ''Dell'impiego del denaro'' (1746), au théâtre, que ce soit comme critique avec son livre "Dei teatri antichi e moderni" (1753) que comme auteur avec "Merope'', représentée pour la première fois en 1713 à Modène, devenant la tragédie italienne la plus importante avant que ne soient publiées les oeuvres de Vittorio Alfieri. Ouvrage préfigurant les travaux de Benjamin Franklin. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Saggio intorno all'elettricit? dei corpi. Aggiuntevi alcune esperienze ed osservazioni, che illustrano l'istessa materia, del sig. Guglielmo Watson.

      Subject: (Fisica). Venezia, presso Giambattista Pasquali, 1747, 8vo rilegato in piena pergamena moderna, tagli marmorizzati, pp. 254 con una tavola incisa in rame in antiporta, marca xilografica al frontespizio e cinque tavole incise in rame pi? volte ripiegate in fine.

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        TRAITE DE LA FABRIQUE DES MANOEU-VRES POUR LES VAISSEAUX OU L'ART DE LA CORDERIE PERFECTIONNE

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1747. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. Full contemporary calf with gilt titles and decorative spine. Engraved and woodcut initials, woodcut diagrams and head- and tail-pieces. Joints cracked, though intact. Spine laid down. Internally fine, very good overall. With the bookplate of Edward, Duke of Norfolk. First edition of an exhaustive work on the fabrication of hemp rope for ships, from raising the plant, to extracting the raw materials, to manufacturing cordage. But perhaps most significant as one of the earliest treatises on the commercial cultivation of cannabis. Includes two lovely and detailed fold-out plates of the male and female plants (both fine) that would make High Times proud. Though not exactly institutionally rare (OCLC locates ten copies of this edition, seven in the U.S.), it is so in the trade, with none currently in commerce and only a handful at auction since 1980. A second volume was published in 1769. Polak, 2858. Scott 341 (citing only the 2nd edition, this one presumably scarcer).

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        Trait? des feux d'artifice pour le spectacle. Nouv?lle edition, toute chang?e, & considerablement augmentee.

      Subject: (Pirotecnia). Paris, Jombert, 1747, 8vo leg. in p.pelle marmorizzata coeva, titolo in oro al dorso, fregi e cinque snodi, pp. LIV-496 con in fine 13 inc. in rame ripiegate, con preparazione dei fuochi, giochi pirotecnici ed esecuzioni. Altra tav. in antip. e tre come testatine. In fine, racconto di spettacoli pirotecnici per matrimoni, incoronazioni, eventi pubblici, feste, ecc. Ottima copia.

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        The Compleat Florist

      London: Robinson J, 1747. Hardcover. Very Good. London: printed for J. Duke and sold by J. Robinson, 1747. Octavo. (8 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches). Top edge gilt. Hand-coloured title-page 100 hand-coloured numbered plates with integral text in hand-written script. Expertly re-bound in full black leather with git decoration to boards and spine, in appropriate style.Spines divided into six compartments with raised bands,gilt floral decoration to panels. The work was first published in two parts in 1740, and re-issued in this format in 1747. Each plate features a single variety. The title-page is very stained and edge-worn. The corners of the first six plates are worn, the remaining plates are very good with a slight off-setting to some plates. Overall a very good copy of the hand-coloured issue of the first edition, second issue of this beautiful a work.

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        TRAITE DE LA FABRIQUE DES MANOEU-VRES POUR LES VAISSEAUX OU L'ART DE LA CORDERIE PERFECTIONNE

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1747. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. Full contemporary calf with gilt titles and decorative spine. Engraved and woodcut initials, woodcut diagrams and head- and tail-pieces. Joints cracked, though intact. Spine laid down. Internally fine, very good overall. With the bookplate of Edward, Duke of Norfolk. First edition of an exhaustive work on the fabrication of hemp rope for ships, from raising the plant, to extracting the raw materials, to manufacturing cordage. But perhaps most significant as one of the earliest treatises on the commercial cultivation of cannabis. Includes two lovely and detailed fold-out plates of the male and female plants (both fine) that would make High Times proud. Though not exactly institutionally rare (OCLC locates ten copies of this edition, seven in the U.S.), it is so in the trade, with none currently in commerce and only a handful at auction since 1980. A second volume was published in 1769. Polak, 2858. Scott 341 (citing only the 2nd edition, this one presumably scarcer).

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        Les Festes de l'Himen et de l'Amour Balet-Heroique donné a Versailles le 15 Mars 1747. [Libretto]

      Jean-Baptiste-Christophe Ballard... Par expr?Commandement de Sa Majest?[Paris]: Jean-Baptiste-Christophe Ballard... Par exprès Commandement de Sa Majesté. 1747. Quarto. Modern printed wrappers. 1f. (title), 3-59, [i] (blank) pp. With named cast list of "Acteurs et Actrices Chantans dans les Choeurs" to p. 4, a synopsis to p. 5, and a named cast list to p. 6, including actors Coupée, Romainville and Poirier and dancers Le Breton, Courcelle, Deverriere, Laval, Bourgois, Himblot, Deveriere, Dumoulin, Dangeville, Malter, Puvignée, Sauvage, Lyonnois, Brissevalle, Thiery, Beaufort, Minot and Duchateau. With decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials throughout. & & Very occasional foxing, very small stain to blank outer margins. & & An unusually crisp, clean and wide-margined copy. . First Edition. Not in Sonneck. Lavalliere p. 213. Lajarte I, p. 208. & & An opéra-ballet in a prologue and three entrées by Rameau to a libretto by Louis de Cahusac, first performed at Versailles in La Grande Ecurie on March 15, 1747 for the celebrations surrounding the dauphin’s second marriage, to Maria Josepha of Saxony. With choreography by Laval, "Compositeur des Balets du Roi."& & "By March 1766 Les fêtes de l’Hymen had been performed 106 times at the Opéra or at court... The plots of the three colourful entrées are simple but dramatically convincing; moreover, the music is consistently inventive and sometimes outstanding... In this work Cahusac prided himself on giving a new importance to the supernatural and to the use of spectacular stage machines; those for the overflowing Nile were long admired. The work contains no fewer than seven ballets figurés, a symptom of the librettist’s growing desire to integrate dance and action." Graham Sadler in Grove online& & "The musical highpoint of the ballet-héroïque was reached in the examples by Rameau of which several are specifically called ballets-héroïques, among them Les Indes galantes (1735), Les fêtes de Polymnie (1745) and Les fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour (1747)." James R. Anthony in Grove online`

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        "A Letter to the Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations : Wherein the Grand Concern of Trade is Asserted and Maintained : with an Attempt to Prove, That Our Nobility, Gentry, and Clergy...." ". ...are More Nearly Concern'd in Trade, in its Success, and Consequences, Than Even the Merchant or Trader Himself : Humbly Inscribed to the Right Honourable Henry Pelham, Esq / by an Impartial Hand"

      "London : Printed For Jacob Robinson, At The Golden Lion In Ludgate-Street, M. DCC. XLVII. [1747]" "London : Printed For Jacob Robinson, At The Golden Lion In Ludgate-Street, M. DCC. XLVII. [1747]", 1747. 1st Edition. "Physical desc. : viii, 143, [1]p. ; 8°. Subject: Great Britain - Commerce - Early works to 1800. Attributed to George Coade in NUC pre-1956. Referenced by; Sabin 13809. Hanson 6031. ESTCT93782." "Good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. "

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        La istoria universale provata con monumenti, e figurata con simboli degli Antichi?

      Roma, Antonio de' Rossi, 1747. 1747 In 4°, p. (28)572(22). Antiporta allegorica, frontespizio in rosso e nero, ritratto, 1 carta geografica ripiegata, 5 tavole genealogiche f.t., 7 tavole f.t., 32 vignette allegoriche, capilettera, 18 vignette n.t., finalini, il tutto eseguito dal pittore e incisore romano Antonio Giuseppe Barbazza. Le incisioni raffigurano reperti archeologici, esempi di scrittura geroglifica, monete, sculture e altro. Seconda edizione di questo trattato storico-archeologico stampato a Roma nel 1697 e rimasto incompiuto. Piccolo rinforzo al margine superiore del frontespizio, peraltro ottimo esemplare. Legatura coeva in pergamena. Nervature e tassello al dorso. Tagli colorati. (Gamba,1798; Piantanida, 462; Cicognara, 2481).

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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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