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        An Account of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophical Discoveries, in Four Books

      London: Printed for the author's children, sold by A. Millar, and J. Nourse, over against Catharine-Street in the Strand and others. G : in Good condition. Rebound with new eps. Lacks half title. Expert repair to small tear on fore-edge of title page. Browning to page ends. Some light water staining. Signature of previous owner on ffep. 1748. First Edition. Quarter-leather grey board cover. xx, 392pp + subscribers and plates :: 6 fold out plates :: 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: Published from the author's Manuscript Papers by Patrick Murdoch, MA and FRS. Includes 19pp list of subscribers. Also errata page .

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        A Paraphrase on The Sacred History, or, Book of Job, with Observations from Various Authors

      London.: Printed by John Hart., 1748. Good. Beautifully bound in contemporaneous full red calf with elaborate gilt tooling to boards and spine. Five bands and calf tile (from which the gilt lettering has rubbed away) to spine. Gilt outer and inner dentelles. Calf to joints is cracked but bands hold boards very steady. Covers a little edge-worn and lightly abraded and marked here and there. Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of 'John Hunter of The Hermitage' to front pastedown. A touch of foxing to outermost leaves. Front fly-leaf (blank) excised. Name and date penned to frontispiece verso. Small nick to bottom/inner corner of title page, as pictured. All edges gilt. Unpaginated prelims, viii and 127pp. . Hard. 4to. 11 1/8". . Good. Illus. by Illustrated with engraved frontispiece. .

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        HISTOIRE GENERALE D'ALLEMAGNE.

      - Paris, Charles J. B. Delespine & Jean-Thomas Herissant, 1748. 20,5x26,5 cm. Magnifique édition en 10 tomes reliés en 11 volumes (tome 8 en deux volumes), ornée de gravures sur acier par Frontier et Le Bas, ainsi que de trois grandes cartes dépliantes rehaussées de couleurs. Frontispice et portrait de Frédéric Auguste III en tête du premier tome. Reliures d'époque en plein veau marbré. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés de caissons dorés. Pièces de titre et tomaison sur maroquin bordeau. Infime mouillure en fin du tome 4, sinon papier très propre. Coiffes supérieures des tomes 4 et 6 et mors supérieur du tome 9 fatigués. Cependant ensemble solide et en excellent état général. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD IN THE YEARS MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. BY GEORGE ANSON, ESQ; COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF A SQUADRON OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS, SENT UPON AN EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTH SEAS

      London: John And Paul Knapton, for the Author, 1748. "Compiled from papers and other materials of the right honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his direction, by Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of his Majesty's ship the Centurion, in that expedition". Rebacked with tan calf, letterd in gilt. Old repairs to hinges. Bound with the list of subscribers, errata list, and the directions to the binder. With forty of the forty-two fol,ding or double-page copper engraved plates and maps. MISSING plates number 18 and 19, supplied in facsimile at pp. 120-122. They are "a sea-lion and lioness" and "a view of the commander's tent in the island of Juan Fernando". Plates are generally quite clean and fresh, some light toning at periphery of some. Large folding map at p.236 has an old tape repair. Page 319 is mis-numbered 219 as a point of issue. George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (1697-1762) was a British Admiral of the Fleet who oversaw the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War. He instituted a number of progressive changes in the Navy during his tenure. A very acceptable copy of the first printing of this account of an important voyage, replete with plates and maps. 417pp. See Sabin 1625. . First Edition. Full Brown Calf. Moderate Cover Wear/No Jacket. Quarto.

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        ABRIDGMENT OF MR. DAVID BRAINERD'S JOURNAL AMONG THE INDIANS

      1748. Very Good. BRAINERD, David. AN ABRIDGMENT OF MR. DAVID BRAINERD'S JOURNAL AMONG THE INDIANS. OR, THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF A REMARKABLE WORK OF GRACE AMONG A NUMBER OF INDIANS IN THE PROVINCES OF NEW-JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA. By David Brainerd, Minister of the Gospel, and Missionary from the Honourable Society in Scotland for propagating Christian Knowledge. To which is prefix'd a Dedication to the said Society, by P. Doddridge, D.D. London: Pinted for John Oswald, at the Rose and Crown near the Mansion-House; and sold by John Trail, and other Booksellers in Edinburgh, 1748. 12mo. [2],vi,3-110,[4] pp. Contemporary calf binding, worn and rubbed, and lacking ffep., but sound. Ink ownership at front pastedown. Text leaves are lightly toned with an occasional spot of foxing, though a bit more on end leaves. Bottom fore-corner on p. 93 is torn off, affecting a few words. Printer's error on p. 209. About very good. (Howes B709, Sabin 7339).

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        A LETTER...TO HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE: WITH A JOURNAL OF THE SIEGE OF LOUISBOURG, AND OTHER OPERATIONS OF THE FORCES, DURING THE EXPEDITION AGAINST THE FRENCH SETTLEMENTS ON CAPE BRETON; DRAWN UP AT THE DESIRE OF THE COUNCIL AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSET'S [sic] BAY

      London. 1748.. 32pp. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Perforation stamp on titlepage and leaf B1. Some slight dust soiling affecting titlepage. Otherwise clean and just about very good. Second London printing, two years after the first, of this account of important events of King George's War in 1744-48. "The attack on Louisbourg in 1745 was looked upon by Shirley only as a step towards a complete conquest of Canada, and the success of the siege at once raised his hopes. Instigated by him, the English ministry approved of an expedition against Canada, and a force of over eight thousand men was raised, principally from the northern colonies. The British force which was to have co-operated was, however, detained either by bad weather or by the blundering of the ministry, and nothing came of the attempt" - Lande. Shirley describes the capture of Louisbourg by British naval forces and New England troops under William Pepperell. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 748/182. HOWES S424, "aa." SABIN 80549. STREETER SALE 1004 (1746 ed). TPL 4703 (1746 ed). LANDE 786 (1746 ed).

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        A View of Amsterdam

      London, 1748. Copper engraving, 18.5 x 40 cms, recent hand-colour, blank verso. Legend at foot names and locates the principal “publick buildings and fortifications”; prepared for the June 1748 issue of the “Gentleman’s Magazine”.

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        An Essay on the composition and manner of writing of the antients, particularly Plato

      Glasgow: Robert Foulis, 1748. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo in 4’s. pp. [8], 362. Copper engraved vignette (medallion portrait) on title page as well as on p. 72 [Ii verso] and on p. 304 [Pp verso]. Bound in 19th century straight grain green morocco. The gilt crest and initials of Rev. Theodore Williams are stamped in gilt on the front cover. His coat of arms is also stamped in gilt on the rear cover. All edges are gilt. A penciled note on the inside end-leaf attributes the binding to J. Clark. Armorial bookplate of William Proby K.P. 5th Earl of Carysfort (1836-1909) by artist Charles W. Sherborn on inside front cover – “ Earl of Carysfort Elton Hall 1894.” Color along hinges neatly touched up; some discoloration on the boards near the spine. Interior is generally clean with minor spots of foxing; some extremely faint damp staining is present on lower inner margins. Printed on good quality paper. James Geddes (1710-1749) Scottish lawyer / advocate who also spent much time studying the poets and philosophers of antiquity. He died young from consumption a year after the publication of his book. Geddes’s “Essay” is mainly a discussion of Plato’s literary style, symbolism and mysticism. Mention is also given to Xenophon, Herodotus, Thucydides and Demosthenes. [See Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen]. [Gaskell 109; ESTC T131056; Lowndes, p. 871 – “A learned and entertaining essay, displaying some learning and ingenuity.”]

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        La Grote de Marechal. Gravé d'Après le Tableau Original de Ppe. Wouvermens de dix neuf pouces de large sur vingt trois pouces de haut

      Paris: Moyreau, 1748. Engraving, coloured by hand, by J. Moyreau. 17 1/8 x 13 3/4 inches. 23 5/16 x 18 3/4 inches. A fine composition, showing life on the road in the Flemish low countries: two travellers wait outside a farrier's shop. One of their horses had thrown a shoe and the farrier prepares the hoof whilst his assistant runs out from the shop with a new shoe clasped in a pair of iron tongs. Meanwhile life continues round about. The title notes that the original painting was 23 inches high by 19 wide. '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's influence is discernible in Wouwerman'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's death in 1670.

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        Bybel, dat is, de gansche H. Schrift, Vervattende alle de Kanonyke Boeken des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments. Door last van de Hoog-Mogende Heeren Staten Generaal. (Biblia)

      Gorinchem., Nicolaas Goetzee., 1748. 32 x 27 cms, Gegraveerde frontispiece, (iv), gegraveerde wapenplaat; Heere en Vrouwe van Katwijk, viii(opdracht), bladzijden, 26, (i), 1-421, (ii), 189, (ii), 87, (ii), 216 bladen, gefolieerd + de honderd vyftig Psalmen, - met notenschrift - (i), 53, (i) bladen, gefolieerd, Catechismus, Belydenis, 23 bladen. Lederen band uit de tijd. Boven en onderkant van de rug bekwaam hersteld. In nette Staat. Psalmen; Ao 1749. KEYWORDS: Biblia Nederland.

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        The Britons and Saxons Not Converted to Popery; or the Faith of Our Ancestors Shewn to Have Been Corrupted by the Romish Church, and Restored to its Ancient Purity by the Reformed Church of England: in Two Dialogues, ... Containing an Answer to

      London : Printed By James Bettenham, For C. Davis ... J. Clarke ... R. Manby And H. S. Cox ... And G. Hawkins ..., 1748. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : xxvi, [2], 461, [1] p. ; 8vo. Subject: Manning, Robert, 1655-1731. Church history. Great Britain - Church history. Referenced by: ESTC t127889. Anonymous. By George Smith (ESTC) . A mid 18th century annotation on the titlepage of Routh 42.D.35 supports this attribution. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a red Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        LA SAINTE BIBLE EN LATIN ET EN FRANCOIS, AVEC DES NOTES LITTERALES, CRITIQUES ET HISTORIQUES, DES PREFACES ET DES DISSERTATIONS, TIREES DU COMMENTAIRE DE DOM AUGUSTIN CALMET, ABBE DE SENONES, DE M. L'ABBE DE VENCE, & DES AUTEURS LES PLUS CELEBRES; POUR FACILITER L'INTELLIGENCE DE L'ECRITURE SAINTE. OUVRAGE ENRICHI DE CARTES GEOGRAPHIQUES & DE FIGURES.

      CHEZ GABRIEL MARTIN, J. B. COIGNARD & ANT. BOUDET, PIERRE-JEAN MARIETTE, HIPPOLYTE-LOUIS GUERIN. 1748-1750. - 14 VOLUMES IN-4 (21 X 26,5 X 80 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE X + 957, (2) + II + 781, (4) + 184 + 592, (4) + 789, (2) +V + 753, (4) + 680, (4) + 924, (2) + II + 841, VI + 929, (6) + 110 + 653, 192 + 614, IV + 248 + 448, VIII + 927 ET XXIV + 232 + 187 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN ROUGE, PLATS ENCADRES D'UN TRIPLE FILET DORE, DOUBLE FILET DORE SUR COUPES, TRANCHES ROUGES. ILLUSTRE DE 12/13 CARTES, 24 PLANCHES ET 4 TABLEAUX REPLIES. (LA CARTE 5 DU TOME 1 NON RELIEE D'ORIGINE DANS CET EXEMPLAIRE). TRADUCTION DE PORT-ROYAL DUE ESSENTIELLEMENT A ISAAC LEMAISTRE DE SACY (1613-1684), AVEC INSERTION EN ITALIQUES DU COMMENTAIRE DE LOUIS DE CARRIERES (1662-1717), COMPLETE PAR DES NOTES DE LAURENT-ETIENNE RONDET (1717-1785). VULGATE SIXTO-CLEMENTINE EN MARGE. LES PREFACES ET DISSERTATIONS TIREES POUR L'ESSENTIEL DES TEXTES D'AUGUSTIN CALMET, LOUIS DE CARRIERES ET D'HENRI-FRANCOIS DE VENCE (1676?-1749) SONT REPRISES DES EDITIONS PRECEDENTES, CEPENDANT CERTAINES APPARAISSENT ICI POUR LA PREMIERE FOIS, ET D'AUTRES SONT MODIFIEES. "CHRONOLOGIE SACREE" DE CLAUDE LANCELOT (1615-1695. NOMBREUSES TABLES IN-FINE. "PREMIERE ET PLUS BELLE EDITION" (BRUNET. I. 888 ET BARBIER. I. 404-405). QUELQUES DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, PETITE GALERIE DE VER EN MARGE BASSE DU TOME VI, AVEC INFIME ATTEINTE AU TEXTE (EN GENERAL DANS LES NOTES), SINON ASSEZ BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CET OUVRAGE PEU COURANT ET RECHERCHE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Epistler, Befattende Adskillige historiske, politiske, metaphysiske, moralske, philosophiske, Item Skiemtsomme Materier.

      5 bind indbundet i 3. Bind 1.-4. bd: Kbhvn.: Trykt paa Autors Bekostning, 5. bd: Kbhvn.:Trykt paa Otto Christ. Wentzels Bekostning 1748-54. Indbundet i 3 samtidige helskindsbind med rig rygforgyldning, forgyldning lidt slidt. Gammelt navn på friblade.. "Denne samling af mere end 500 epistler, skrevet ligesom levnedsbrevene til en opdigtet adressat, fremkom i tre omgange. I 1748 afsluttedes 2. bd. med ordene Slut paa andet og sidste Bind. Et par år efter siges det igen Slut paa fjerde og sidste Bind, men der kom efter Holbergs død endnu et bind, hvori den første epistel, nr. 447, sædvanligt betegnes som det fjerde levnedsbrev. Den sidste store epoke i Holbergs forfatterskab, med Epistlerne som hovedværk, kom først efter hans fyldte 60 år. Han var nu optaget af at administrere både universitetets formue og sin egen. Samtidig skrev han endnu en række komedier til den genopstandne Danske Skueplads. Ind imellem fik han tid til at skrive de mange epistler om emner. han stødte på i hverdagen og i litteraturen". Paul Johansen 28,1-4. Ehr.-M. I,408

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        The History of the Popes, from the Foundation of the See of Rome to the Present Time Volumes 1 - 7

      London: A. Millar Printer. Good+. 1748. Leather. Set of seven books as listed with different dates, but all matching full leather bindings: Volume 1 is 1748-hinges starting, headband chipped and number missing on spine. Volume 2 is 1750 with number on spine fading. Volume 3 is 1754-front hinge starting. Volume 4 is 1759. Volume 5 is 1761. Volume 6 is 1766, front hinge starting. Volume 7 is 1766. Internal foxing consistant with date of books, previous owner's custom bookplate in all volumes. Volume 1 has some underlining and marginal notes. Overall a very nice set. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        M. Petr. Höchströms Missionarii und Pastoris in Galliwarn Beschreibung von dem unter Schwedischer Crone gehörigen Lappland, in sich fassend einen kurtzen Ünterricht sowohl von des Landes Beschaffenheit überhaupt, als aüch von dem Züstande der Einwöhner, ihrer Haushaltung, Sitten, Manieren, Lebensart, Lastern ünd Aberglaüben

      Stockholm & Leipzig: Beij Johann Friedrich Lochner, 1748. 8vo (17.7 cm, 7"). Engr. t.-p. (double-page), 328 pp.; 1 fold. map, 1 fold. plt. One of two 1748 German translations of "Beskrifning öfwer de til Sweriges krona lydande Lapmarker," originally published in Stockholm in the preceding year. The translation of this important, early account of travel to the Arctic and life above the Arctic Circle was done by Templin. Printed in black-letter, the volume is illustrated with an oversized, folding map of Lapland and a folding plate of Laplanders at work and at play, in addition to the double-page engraved title. Scarce: Searches of OCLC and RLIN show only two U.S. locations. Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of a 19th-century collector; front fly-leaf with inked ownership inscription dated 1770; title-page with early inscription of J.H. Gronau. Not in Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration. Contemporary half calf over paper-covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-stamped decorations in compartments; leather worn, paper discolored, one spine compartment with dark adhesion now chipping. All edges marbled. First text page with inked numeral in lower margin. Free endpapers excised, with offsetting from turn-ins to edges of front and back fly-leaves; back fly-leaf with corners torn away. Engraved title-page, map, and plate browned.

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        A voyage round the world, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV, by George Anson, Esq; afterwards Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty?s Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled, from his papers and materials, by Richard Walter, M. A. Chaplain of His Majesty?s Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. Illustrated with forty-two copper-plates [Extra-Illustrated]

      printed for W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, W. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Davies, L. Hawes and Co. R. Horsfield, T. Becket, T. Lowndes, S. Crowder, J. Knox, T. Cadell, W. Otridge, G. Robinson, R. Baldwin, W. Woodfall, and E. Johnston [through 1776] MDCCXLVIII [1748], London - Fifteenth Edition (first published 1748) of the official account of Anson's famous circumnavigation of the world, the "most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century" and a "masterpiece of descriptive travel." (Hill). Royal Quarto (not the inferior octavo edition of the same year), complete with 42 plates, maps and charts (many folding), in addition to the magnificent folding map, bound in as frontispiece, showing the route of the Centurion, not present in the first edition and not called for in the directions to the binder. xx,417,[3]pp. Contemporary speckled calf, sympathetically rebacked in matching brown calf, spine with raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt-lettered red morocco label. End papers renewed, but retaining copper-engraved armorial bookplate of Julines Hering (presumably Julines Hering [1732-1797] of Heybridge Hall, military officer and later wealthy owner of sugar plantations in Jamaica), reaffixed to front paste down. An excellent copy, the attractive contemporary binding tight and secure, several maps with nearly invisible repairs by a paper conservationist, a few plates and adjacent text-pages foxed, a few neat marginal notes in brown ink in a contemporary hand, but in all a very bright, clean, well-margined copy, with only light occasional finger-soiling and spotting. Hill 1817. Sabin 1629. Gibson's Library, p. 50. ESTC Citation No. N52653. One of the landmark English circumnavigations, Anson's voyage laid the groundwork for British voyages of exploration in the Pacific by Cook and others during the second half of the 18th century. Unlike those later voyages undertaken for scientific purposes, however, Anson's was a strictly military expedition, intended to disrupt Spanish commerce in the Pacific and cut off Spanish supplies of wealth from South America after the outbreak of war between Britain and Spain, in 1739. In the autumn of that year, Anson was put in command of a small squadron?the Centurion (60 guns), the Gloucester (50 guns), the Severn (50 guns), the Pearl (40 guns), the Wager (28 guns), the sloop Tryal (8 guns) and two store ships?and sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America. But after his ships were battered by storms and most of his crew lost during the trip round Cape Horn, the expedition was on the verge of collapse. Anson retreated across the Pacific to Macao, where the Centurion was repaired and more crew was signed on. Then, in June, 1743, Anson achieved a substantial victory, capturing a Spanish treasure ship, the Manila galleon, off the Philippines, and returned to England in 1744 by way of China, thus completing a circumnavigation. "Anson?s voyage is remembered as a classic tale of endurance and leadership in the face of fearful disasters, but to the British public of 1744 it was the treasure of the galleon, triumphantly paraded through the streets of London, which did something to restore national self-esteem battered by an unsuccessful war." (ODNB) The precise authorship of the Voyage has long been a subject of debate. Although the title-page states the book was "compiled" by Richard Walter, chaplain of Anson's flagship the 'Centurion,' Sir John Barrow's 1839 Life of George, Lord Anson claimed it was, in fact, written by Colonel Benjamin Robins, "an engineer officer of great talent and celebrity." According to Barrow, "Walter drew the skeleton, and Robins clothed it with flesh and warmth of imagination." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des Sarrasins, contenant leurs premieres conquetes, & ce qu'ils ont fait de plus remarquable sous les onze premiers khalifes ou successeurs de Mahomet. Traduit de l'anglois de Simon Ockley - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      A Paris : chez Nyon fils, 1748. 1st Edition. Other title; Conquest of Syria, Persia and Egypt by the Saracens, French. Physical description; 2 v ; 12mo. Notes; Translated by Augustin Francois Jault. Other names Jault, Auguste Francois, 1700-1757. Provenance; From the library of Mr. de la Bruere with his name blocked in gilt to both front panels. Full, contemporary tree calf, good. Front hinges starting with generalized wear to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains an uncommonly good example overall; tight, clean and strong.

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        De Situ Orbis

      nbsp; Samuel Luchtmans, 1748 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An extremely scarce copy of A. Gronovius's 1748 edition of this ancient geographical text. With engraved frontispiece andone folding map (collated complete). Withseveral illustrations in the text throughout, decorative tail pieces and capitals. With full notes by Hermolai Barbari, Petri Joannis Oliverii, Fredenandi Nonii Pintiani, Petri Ciacconii, Andreae Schotti, Isaaci Vossii, et Jacobi Gronovii. Added to Teri Joannis Nunnesii and Jacobi Perizonii. Care of Abrahamo Gronovio. Some Greek text included. Pomponius Mela, who wrote around AD 43, was the earliest Roman geographer. He was born in Tingentera (Algeciras) and died c. AD 45. His short work (De situ orbis libri III. ) occupies less than one hundred pages of ordinary print. It is laconic in style and deficient in method, but of pure Latinity, and occasionally relieved by pleasing word-pictures. Except for the geographical parts of Pliny's Historia naturalis (where Mela is cited as an important authority) the De situ orbis is the only formal treatise on the subject in Classical Latin. The general views of the De situ orbis mainly agree with those current among Greek writers from Eratosthenes to Strabo; the latter was probably unknown to Mela. But Pomponius is unique among ancient geographers in that, after dividing the earth into five zones, of which two only were habitable, he asserts the existence of antichthones, inhabiting the southern temperate zone inaccessible to the folk of the northern temperate regions from the unbearable heat of the intervening torrid belt. On the divisions and boundaries of Europe, Asia and Africa, he repeats Eratosthenes; like all classical geographers from Alexander the Great (except Ptolemy) he regards the Caspian Sea as an inlet of the Northern Ocean, corresponding to the Persian and Arabian (Red Sea) gulfs on the south. The first edition of Mela was published at Milan in 1471; the first good edition was by Vadianus (Basel, 1522), superseded by those of Voss (1658), J Gronovius (1685 and 1696), A Gronovius (1722 and 1728), and Tzschucke (18061807), in seven parts (Leipzig; the most elaborate of all); G Paithey's (Berlin, 1867), gives the best text. Condition: In a decorative vellum binding with gilt illustration. Externally sound although rubbed with marks. Institutional markings to spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with light scattered spotting, dusting to the textblock edge affecting the margins. Monastic library bookplate to front pastedown and ink stamp to front free-endpaper. Small copperplate signature to front free-endpaper. Frontispiece has been repaired but has a small closed tear. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Plans of Harbours, Bars, Bays and Roads in St. George's-Channel,

      1748 1st ed, 26 plates, 1748. Small oblong folio, 28*21.5cm, in contemporary blue paper wraps, a little faded at edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, chipped with some loss, no title. Internally, small library label to fpd, engraved title page, [2], [iv], [8] subscribers and addenda], 26 plates (2 folding, 24 charts), 20 pp Improvements, faint blind stamp on each pl, the dedication dated Feb 2, 1748, whilst all the plates are signed Sept 29, 1748, engraved by Natl Hill. Housed in a modern up and over blue cloth box. Uncommon to find in this contemporary condition. Title continues: Lately surveyed under the direction of the Lords of the Admiralty, and now published by their permission. With an Appendix concerning the Improvements that might be made in the several Harbours, Etc. for the better securing the Navigation in these Parts. Together with a short account of the Trade and Manufacturers on that Coast. (Stevenson 16. Libri Walliae 3661. Anderson 8) MORRIS, (Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn), poet and scholar, who through the influence of the Meyricks upon Thomas Corbett of the navy office, he was, from 1737, employed to make a survey of some of the Welsh ports, and though this project was temporarily suspended, it was resumed in 1741 — it was in 1748 that his Plans of Harbours, Bays, and Roads in St. George's and the Bristol Channels was published (2nd ed. by his son William in 1801). See NLW WBO.

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        Benedicam dominum in omni tempore, semper laus ejus in ore meo. Fait par soeur Oudry de Ste. Julie ce 10. novembre 1748

      [Frankreich] 1748/49.. Titelbl., 14 nn. S. durchgeh. hankoloriert. Ldr. d. Zt. m. Goldpräg. Rü. berieb. Zwölf reich illustrierte Noten-Manuskriptseiten. Text u. Gesangsnoten auf 3 Notenzeilen je Seite. Farb. Initialen, Rankenbordüren u. Vignetten.

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        ?The North West or Davis?s Streights Whale Fishery? (Greenland whaling scene)

      Robert Dodd (1748-1816)?The North West or Davis?s Streights Whale Fishery? (Greenland whaling scene)London: Boydell, 1789Hand-colored aquatint engraving26? x 35 ½? framedWhaling began in the Davis Straight region, off the coast of Greenland, in the Arctic during the 17th century. Dutch, German, English and Scottish whalers largely confined their efforts to the eastern (Greenland) side of the strait. The peak of whaling activity was from 1820 to 1840, when there were sometimes almost 100 vessels in the Davis Strait area; in some years the catch exceeded 1000 whales. Typically, arctic whaling voyages lasted a single summer. Ships arrived from Europe into Davis Strait in April and tried to begin the return journey by October. However, on many occasions vessels were trapped by ice and either imprisoned through the winter or sunk.Robert Dodd?s, ?The North West or Davis?s Streights Whale Fishery,? the methods used to hunt whales in the arctic. In this scene Dutch and English ships are shown, each accompanied by two smaller row boats or whaleboats, one kept in reserve should the other be damaged by an angry whale. Once a whale was sighted, the whaleboat would be sent with a small crew, and the whale would be harpooned and lanced to death. The oil extracted from blubber was used in street lamps and for soap. In the 19th century, whales were also used to produce margarine, paints and varnishes, and as a lubricant. The waxy spermaceti produced by sperm whales was used for candles, lubricants, cosmetics and shoe polish.In the Arctic waters, the most important whale was the bowhead, which supplied baleen (whalebone), a substance which hangs in long, curtainlike strips from the roof of its mouth. A large bowhead might produce over 700 strips. By the end of the 19th century, it became common practice to remove baleen and discard the carcass. This flexible substance was used for a range of products including buggy whips, skirt hoops, umbrellas, carriage wheels, corset stays and fishing rods. Dodd was known for the accuracy of the details of ships and the conditions at sea in his paintings. From about 1783, Dodd engraved over a hundred of his paintings in aquatint and as a result his work gained a wide audience. The work of Robert Dodd is represented in the collections of the United States Naval Museum, Annapolis, and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Dodd?s painting ?The Greenland Whale Fishery? (1783) is also in the collection of Arader Galleries, information is available upon request.

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        Nuova Pianta Di Roma Data in Luce

      Rome, 1748. No Binding. Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 19 folio unbound sheets [78.5-81.25 cm x 51-56.25 cm], comprising 20 engraved plates (18 double-page, 69 cm x 45 cm to platemarks). (2) ff consisting of Aviso al Lettore and engraved title, plan of Rome on 12 double-page, numbered sheets, numbered 5-28; (8) leaves of index numbered 1/29- 4/32; leaves 33-34 contain the two sheet reduction of the pianta grande by Nolli's nephew, Carlo, with decorative views by the young Piranesi; leaves 35-36 have Nolli's reprinting of the 1551 plan by Leonardo Buffalino. Sheets entirely untrimmed in excellent condition, plates in crisp impression, and extremely fresh and genuine copy. Exceptionally fresh copy of the first edition of the most comprehensive map of 18th century Rome, a landmark for the history of urban planning, preserved here in its unbound sheets: in such condition extremely rare. The work represents the culmination of 12 years of meticulous measuring, surveying, drawing, and engraving by the architect Nolli. "His main objective was to present the fabric of the modern city. The 1748 map is in fact the first plan of Rome to represent the architectural developments in the city since the plan by Giovanni Battista Falda of 1676. Nolli was able to render in detail the combined architectural and urbanistic results of the Renaissance and baroque interventions in Rome.. " - Millard, p. 235 The plan consists of 12 folio double sheet maps, which when joined would measure nearly six by seven feet, and the index lists and locates over 1300 individual sites. "What makes Nolli's work stand out from that of his predecessors is the sheer quantity of precise details he was able to depict. Every church and palazzo, every twist and turn of Rome's complex urban fabric, is accurately drawn. Lesser elements, such as columns, stairs, fountains, arches, even sewer openings are included. Nolli even included two tiny dots on Gianlorenzo Bernini's St. Peter's Square, where are the centers of the two circles used to generate its oval form. The map is a perfect tool for studying Rome's rich urban relationships. Bernini's use of the axis of Borgo Nuovo as a major determinant in defining the right arm of the colonnade of St.Peter's Square as well as the Scala Regia and the corridor leading up to it, is easily readable on the map" (Alan Ceen in Bowon & Rishel, Art in Rome in the 18th Century). Not only was the map the first to show the last of the great construction projects of the Baroque era (the Trevi Fountain, Palazzo Corsini) completed, it was the first to orient the city northwards; perhaps most important, the map inaugurated what Martha Pollak terms a fundamental convention of urban cartography: "the figure-ground plan in which buildings are illustrated as a black mass surrounded by a white open ground" (Millard, p. 238). According to the RIBA catalog (2311), the present work belongs to the second issue, distinguished by the presence of an Avertimento on plate 16 explaining the northward orientation. As a professional architect and surveyor Giambattista Nolli (1701-1756) designed the gardens of the villa of Cardinal Albani as well as the Church of St Dorothea in Trastevere (1751). He came to Rome in the early 1730's and spent close to twelve years surveying and measuring the city's monuments in preparation for his groundbreaking map. * Bowron, E. P. & Rishel, J. J. Art in Rome, no. 18; Bremen in sale of Favia del Core (Lugano, 1995) no. 226; Frutaz, Piante di Roma, pls. 396-420: M. Millard Architectural Collection, Italian and Spanish Books, p.234- 239.

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        The Art of making Common Salt, as now Practised in most Parts of the World; with several Improvements proposed in that Art, for the Use of the British Dominions

      Six folding engraved plates. xxiv, 295 pp., one leaf of errata. 8vo, cont. calf, double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt. London: C. Davis et al., 1748. First edition of Brownrigg's extensive work on the manufacture of common salt. Brownrigg (1712-1800), "engaged in a range of scientific enquiries with practical import. His illustrated 295-page book, The Art of Making Common Salt (1748), covers both processes and economics and calls on government to build and manage salt works and to regulate salt quality. An abridgement was published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society and an edition came out in the American colonies in 1776."-ODNB. Brownrigg's chemical researches in many ways paralleled those of Prietley, Cavendish, and Black and he came very near to being a chemical discoverer of the first rank. Very good copy. According to the Bowyer ledgers 500 copies were printed. ❧ Duveen, p. 104-"A valuable book." Partington, III, pp. 124-27. .

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        Sancti Patris Nostri Joannis Damasceni, monachi, et presbyteri Hierosolymitani, opera omnia quae exstant, et ejum nomine circumferentur. Ex variis editionibus, et codicibus manu exaratis,... Opera & studio P. Michaelis Lequien

      Venedig, Gasparis Ghirardi 1748.. 2 Bde. Editio novissima. 2°. 4 Bll., LXX, CXXVII, XLI, 707 S.; 1 Bl., 924 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückentit. Leicht berieb. Namenszug am flieg. Vors. Tit. vers. m. kl. Namenstempel. Bautz III, 331ff.; Brunet III, 540 - Die gesuchte von Michel Lequien hrsg. Gesamtausgabe. Lateinisch-griechische Parallelausgabe. »Édition la meilleure qu'on l'ai donnée de ce Père« (Brune). Der Heilige Johannes von Damaskus (650-754), mit dem Beinamen Chrysorrhoas, berühmter Theologe u. Dogmatiker gilt als letzter der Kirchenväter und wird seit 1890 auch als Kirchenlehrer verehrt. Er stammte aus einer vornehmen christlichen Familie in Damaskus. Die zweite Hälfte seines Lebens verbrachte er als Mönch im Kloster Mar Saba südöstlich von Jerusalem. - Michel Le Quien (1661-1733), war ein französischer Historiker und Theologe. Den griechischen Texten Damascenus sind ihre lateinischen Übersetzungen und hervorragende wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen Michel Lequiens zur Seite gestellt.

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        Voyage Round the World in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George Anson Esq; Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, Sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas

      London: John and Paul Knapton, 1748. .....Compiled from Papers and other Materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and Published under his Direction, by Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of His Majesty's Ship the Centurion. SUBSCRIBERS COPY OWNED BY SUBSCRIBER LISTED IN BOOK AND WITH ADDITIONAL MANUSCRIPT LEAF SIGNED BY ANSON. First Edition. Quarto, measuring approximately 260mm x 210mm. 34, 420 pages, with 42 engraved folding plates and maps. Bound in a contemporary full calf binding. Bound without the directions to binder leaf, otherwise a stunning and very clean copy of this book. WITH THE SIGNATURE OF HENRY PENNYMAN ON THE TOP OF THE TITLE PAGE WHO IS LISTED IN THE LIST OF SUBCRIBERS AND THE BOOKPLATE OF JAMES PENNYMAN. IN ADDITION THERE IS A MANUSCRIPT LEAF - A RECEIPT FOR LOAN IN SALT - SIGNED IN THE ORIGINAL BY ANSON IN MAY 1752. This is the official account of Anson's voyage. England, at war with Spain in 1739, equipped eight ships under the command of George Anson to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America, for the purpose of cutting off Spanish supplies of wealth from the Pacific area. The Spanish fleet sent out to oppose the British ran into storms; provisions ran out and many ships were wrecked. Anson continued taking prizes during 1741-42, off the Pacific coast, and in June, 1743, captured the Manila galleon containing a vast treasure in Gold and Silver. Cox I, p. 49. Hill 1817. National Maritime Museum I, 109. Sabin 1625. . Signed. First Edition.

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        A Voyage Round the World in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV

      London, for the author, by John and Paul Knapton,, 1748. Compiled from Papers and other Materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his Direction, By Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of his Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. Illustrated with Forty-Two Copper-Plates. Quarto (249 × 202 mm), pp. [xxxiv], 417, [1] blank, [2] directions to binder. Superbly bound to style in mottled calf, red morocco label, spine gilt in compartments, double gilt rules. With the list of subscribers, with 42 engraved plates, plans, charts and maps (folding and/or double page), p. 319 misnumbered 219. Occasional light foxing, occasional pencil marginalia in an early hand, an excellent copy in a very sympathetic binding. First edition. Anson was in command of a squadron sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America during the War of Jenkins' Ear. His expedition threatened to turn into a military fiasco. His small squadron was battered by storms and too few of his crew survived the journey round Cape Horn to man even the largest ship properly. Anson limped across the Pacific to Macao, where he was able to have the Centurion repaired and find more crew. Finally in June 1743 he achieved a single but substantial victory, capturing a Spanish treasure ship, the Manila galleon, off the Philippines, and returned to England in June 1744 a rich man. "Anson's voyage is remembered as a classic tale of endurance and leadership in the face of fearful disasters, but to the British public of 1744 it was the treasure of the galleon, triumphantly paraded through the streets of London, which did something to restore national self-esteem battered by an unsuccessful war" (ODNB). The keenly-awaited book became a best-seller, running through numerous editions in its full or abridged form and being translated into several European languages. It is now agreed that the ostensible author, Richard Walter, took the initiative for publishing, gathering names of subscribers and profiting handsomely from it, but that Benjamin Robins completed the editorial task. "It is also clear that Anson himself took a very close interest in the work, which is as a result very complimentary of his actions but provides an interesting insight into his thinking. Walter's and Robins's contributions to the work can probably never be completely disentangled, but this should not obscure its continued popularity... It provided the inspiration and the basis for Patrick O'Brian's popular novel The Golden Ocean (1956), his first sea novel" (op. cit.)

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        Anas Bahamensis [White-Cheeked Pintail] [Pl. 93, vol. 1]

      London: (1748-1754) [Second edition]. Hand-coloured copper engraving, on laid paper. Very good condition. 14 1/8" x 20 1/2". A fine image from Catesby's 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands', "the most famous colour-plate book of American plant and animal life...a fundamental and original work for the study of American species." (Hunt) Catesby's Natural History is a vibrant and original work in which each plate seems to have been created without preconception or habitual form, embodying wit and the love every true naturalist feels for nature's beings. Far from being a mere animal and plant identification book, this is a testament to the glory of nature and life. The White-cheeked Pintail or Bahama Pintail is the northernmost subspecies of this handsome duck, which is found in Florida as well as the Bahamas, and in Trinidad and Tobago, and parts of South America. Trained as a botanist, Catesby travelled to Virginia in 1712 and remained there for seven years, sending back to England collections of plants and seeds. With the encouragement of Sir Hans Sloane and others, Catesby returned to America in 1722 to seek materials for his 'Natural History'; he travelled extensively in Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas, sending back further specimens. His preface provides a lengthy account of the development of this work, including his decision to study with Joseph Goupy in order to learn to etch his plates himself to ensure accuracy and economy. A lovely and important work, embodying the most impressive record made during the colonial period of the natural history of an American colony. The most significant work of American natural history before Audubon's Birds of America. Cf. Anker 95; cf. Clark I:55; cf. Dunthorne 72; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 86; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p.85; cf. Meisel III:340; cf. Nissen BBI 336, IVB 177; cf. Sabin 11509; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1057; cf. Wood p. 282; cf. Amy Meyers and Margaret Pritchard, Empire's Nature, Mark Catesby's New World Vision, Williamsburg, 1998; cf. Feduccia, Catesby's Birds of Colonial America (1985), pp. 57-8.

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        Physices Elementa Mathematica, Experimentis Confirmata; Sive Introdctio Ad Philosophiam Newtonianam

      Johannem Arnoldum Langerak, 1748. Latin text. 4to, 1074 pages in 2 volumes plus 44 page appendix. Stunning set of volumes bound in contemporary mottled calf, spines richly gilt in compartments contained in sympathetic custom made cloth slip case for extra protection. Title-pages in red and black, engraved vignette on both titles, and numerous engraved folding plates. Willem Jacob Storm van 's Gravesande (1688-1742) was the earliest influential exponent of the Newtonian philosophy in continental Europe. The scientific reputation of Gravesande is enshrined in this book, which he constantly corrected and amplified in later editions. Easily the most influential book of its kind, at least before 1750. It was a larger, better-argued, and more philosophical work than most of its predecessors; moreover it leaned heavily on Opticks (including the queries) as well as on the Principia. One should therefore distinguish between Gravesande's roles as an exponent of Newtonian concepts (the rules of reasoning, the theory of gravitational atttraction and its applications in celestial mechanics, theory of matter, theory of light, and so forth) and as an exponent of an empiricist methodology disdaining postulated hypotheses. The strenghth of his exposition was in his perfection of the method of justifying scientific truths either by self-evidence or by an appeal to experimental verification in the manner already begun by Keill and Desaguliers. Yet, Gravesande's teaching and his Elements were by no means the sole vehicle for the introduction of British empiricism to the Continent, although probably they were the most important (DSB).. Very Good.

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        Telliamed ou entretiens d'un philosophe indien avec un missionnaire françois sur la diminution de la mer, la formation de la terre, l'origine de l'homme, &c. Mis en ordre sur les mémoires de M. de Maillet. Par J. A.G***

      Chez L'honoré fils 1748 - - Chez L'honoré fils, A Amsterdam _1748, 2 tomes en un Vol. in 8 (11,5x19,5cm), (10) cxix, (7) 208pp. (1) ; 231pp. (1), relié. - Edition originale. Telliamed constitue un anagramme de Maillet, nom de l'auteur. L'édition a été réalisée par J. Ant. Guers. L'ouvrage est dédié à Cyrano de Bergerac. Pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Habiles restaurations, quasi invisibles en coiffes et nerfs. Bon exemplaire, bien frais. Maillet met en place dans cet ouvrage fictif des thèses importantes qu'il a forgé par ses études géologiques en Egypte et dans les pays arabiques, où il a pu en outre consulter de rares manuscrits de théories scientifiques. Il pense que la terre est en fait une étoile et qu'elle vit selon des cycles perpétuels qui l'entraîneront à nouveau à redevenir semblable au soleil. Ce traité est, de plus, connu pour porter les prémices de la théorie de l'évolution darwinienne, Maillet faisant de la mer l'origine de tous les êtres vivants. Les contemporains de Maillet n'admirent pas ses thèses matérialistes, lesquelles paraissent aujourd'hui si avant-gardistes et révolutionnaires. Maillet fut consul général de France en Egypte, et il a donné plusieurs ouvrages sur ce pays dont la connaissance profonde a transformé sa vision de l'origine de la terre et des théories géologiques. (10) cxix, (7) 208pp. (1) ; 231pp. (1) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1150 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frances, Duchess of Suffolk and her Husband, Adrian Stokes

      1748.. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 57 x 48 cm. (22½ x 19 inches). Handsome portrait of Frances Brandon with her second husband, Adrian Stokes, a steward fifteen years her junior, whom she married three weeks after the execution of her first husband, Henry Grey. She was the daughter of Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, and mother of Lady Jane Grey, the nine day queen. Title along lower edge. This engraving is based on a painting, then in the possession of Horace Walpole.

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        An Account of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage by Hudson's Streights, to the Western and Southern Ocean of America ... performed in the year 1746 and 1747, in the ship California

      London: Sold by Mr. Jolliffe [and others], 1748-49. 2 volumes, 8vo. (7 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches). [2pp], [1]-326, [6pp], [12pp]. 10 engraved maps and plates. Expertly bound to style in period speckled calf, spine with raised bands in compartments, morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. A rare and important narrative of an early exploratory expedition in Hudson's Bay in search of the Northwest Passage. The expedition was dispatched by the North West Committee in 1746 as part of an attempt to verify the assertions of Arthur Dobbs and Christopher Middleton in the quest for a passage. The two ships which made up the expedition examined Wager Bay and wintered at the Hudson's Bay Company's York Factory. Streeter describes this anonymously authored work, which is rarely seen on the market, as a "significant item in the literature relating to attempts at finding the Northwest Passage ... it tells of a voyage undertaken to sustain Arthur Dobbs' claim that a northwest passage existed leading from Hudson's Bay." The outcome was to prove the opposite. Among the illustrations is a plate of an Indian in a kayak, and another shows an Indian tent and equipment. TPL and Sabin call for only five maps; though some copies, like the present, contain six. Streeter 3640; European Americana 748/54; Sabin 82549; TPL 206; JCB (3)I:872.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE FOR THE DISCOVERY OF A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE BY HUDSON'S STREIGHTS TO THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN OCEAN OF AMERICA. Performed in the year 1746 and 1747, in the Ship California, Capt. Francis Smith, Commander

      London, sold by Mr. Jolliffe; Mr Corbett; and Mr Clark, 1748.. By the Clerk of the California. 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1748-1749. LACKING ALL PLATES (6 charts and maps and 4 engraved plates). Small 4to, 200 x 110 mm, 7¾ x 4½ inches, pages (2), vii, 237; (2), 328, 313-326, (16 of 18), last leaf missing in Volume I, probably a blank, as text is complete, VOLUME II LACKING 2 LEAVES (PAGES 203-206) AND LAST LEAF OF INDEX, error in pagination by printer between 328 and 313 in Volume II present in all copies, catchwords correct and register continuous, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, raised bands, blind rules and gilt lettered morocco labels to spines, new endpapers. Title page in Volume I slightly spotted, both title pages slightly trimmed, with small old library stamp plus small library number, inscription in top margin, and line of text referring to illustrations crossed through, pages lightly age-browned, thumbing to some margins and occasional light soiling mainly to the early pages of Volume I, occasional slight foxing, the small library stamp recurs a few times in both volumes, 2 small ink spots to 2 facing pages, no loss of text, very short tear to a couple of lower edges, a few leaves in Volume II slightly trimmed in the fore-edge margin with occasional loss of 1 page number and shaving of margin dates, 1 fore-edge margin chipped due to paper flaw, small neat repair to 1 top corner, tiny hole to 1 top corner with loss of page number, small closed tear to inner edge of last page of index, neatly repaired, another neat repair to slightly frayed lower edge of same page, no loss of text. Binding tight and firm. A defective copy of a rare interesting book (lacking 2 leaves of text, 1 leaf of index and all plates as described). The Clerk of the California has been variously identified as either Theodorus Swaine Drage or Charles Swaine. Sabin, 20808 and 82549; Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration, Volume I, M162; National Maritime Museum, Volume I, page 266, No. 799 (Volume I only); Lande, Rare and Unusual Canadiana, First Supplement, S673: "A day to day account of the voyage... It includes detailed descriptions of conditions in Hudson's Bay, native life, etc." MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        ORDONNANCE DE LOUIS XIV. Portant Réglement sur le fait des Gabelles, rélié avec l'ORDONNANCE portant règlement sur le fait des Entrées, Aydes & Droits y joints, et avec l'ORDONNANCE Servant de règlement sur plusieurs Droits de ses Fermes, & sur tous en général, et avec l'ORDONNANCE sur le fait des cinq grosses Fermes, ainsi que TARIF GÉNÉRAL DES DROITS DES SORTIES ET ENTRÉES DU ROYAUME, AVEC L'ÉDIT DU ROI.

      - Paris, chez les Libraires associés pour l'Impression des Ordonnances des Fermes, 1748-1758-1760, 7x13, cinq textes en un volume. Reliure en plein veau marbré. Dos lisse orné de motifs fleuraux dorés. Pièce de titre sur maroquin rouge. Encadrement des plats à froid. Roulette sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Ensemble fort intéressant et intelligemment relié en un tout. Papier très propre. Dos un peu craquelé et un coin frotté, sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Introductio in Analysin Infinitorum. -

      Lausanne, Bousquet, 1748.2 voll. In-4. Pelle coeva, dorsi con nervi e fregi oro; insignificanti tracce d'uso e dorature un po' sbiadite. Antiporta allegorica, un ritratto f.t., e 40 tavv. ripieg., il tutto inc. in rame, più una tabella ripieg. (2), XVI, 320 pp.; (2) 398, (2) pp.; quaderno H nel vol. I posposto, e lieve ed uniforme ossidazione della carta; esemplare molto buono in solide legature coeve. Prima edizione del primo dei tre fondamentali trattati di matematica analitica del più grande matematico del '700. DSB IV, 476-477. Norman 732. PMM 196: «In his 'Introduction to Mathematical Analysis' Euler did for modern anlysis what Euclid had done for ancient geometry. It contains an exposition of algebra, trigonometry and analytical geometry, both plane and solid, a definition of logarithms as exponents, and important contributions to the theory of equations. He evolved the modern exponential treatment of logarithms, including the fact that each number has an infinity of natural logarithms. In the early chapters there appears for the first time the definition of mathematical function, one of the fundamental concepts of modern mathematics...». First edition. With an engr. frontispiece, an engr. portrait, 40 folding engr. plates and a folding table. Light uniform toning of the paper, but a good large copy bound in contemp. calf, slightly rubbed but firm.

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        Il Malmantile racquistato di Perlone Zipoli colle note di Puccio Lamoni e d'altri. Al chiarissimo Padre D. Giampietro Bergantini cherico regolare.

      IN VENEZIA: NELLA STAMPERIA DI STEFANO ORLANDINI, 1748 1748 In Venezia: nella stamperia di Stefano Orlandini, 1748 In-4 2 voll. (1) c. (calcografia in antiporta) (8) (2) c. (di ritratti) XXXXVIII 412 (2); (2) (1) c. (di ritratto) (2) 419- 860 (2) In antiporta calcografia a piena pagina di Francesco Zuccarelli (poesia che detta al Poeta). Frontespizio a caratteri rossi e neri con calcografia raffigurante vignetta allegorica e motto "Di qua dal passo ancorche mi si serra". Capilettera decorati, testatina con veduta alla dedica al "cortese lettore Anton Maria Biscioni"; ritratto di Lorenzo Lippi a piena pagina, prima della "Vita di Lorenzo Lippi cittadino e pittore fiorentino"; ritratto di Paolo Minucci prima di "Notizie storiche e letterarie intorno al Dr. Paolo Minucci e sua agnazione". Testatina con vignetta all'inizio dell'opera; altro ritratto di Lorenzo Lippi prima della seconda parte dell'opera. Piena pergamena coeva con tassello in pelle e caratteri in oro. Il Malmantile è un poema eroicomico, ambientato a Malmantile è una frazione di Lastra a Signa in provincia di Firenze, costituito in gran parte da una serie di proverbi e modi di dire popolari; l'argomento di cui tratta è la spedizione per la riconquista di una fortezza e di un territorio da parte di una regina che era stata scacciata da un'usurpatrice. Ma la trama è semplicemente un pretesto per una serie infinita di tipici modi di dire, nonché accenni ad usi e tradizioni della Firenze del suo tempo, che vennero in seguito chiariti e riccamente illustrati dalle ampie note di Paolo Minucci (Puccio Lamoni), che costituirono un elemento inseparabile dal poema in ogni successiva ristampa. L'opera viene considerata dall'Accademia della Crusca come "testo di lingua". Fu pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1688, molti anni dopo la morte dell'autore. Minucci, Paolo : giurista, accademico fiorentino, poeta. Lorenzo Lippi (Firenze, 6 maggio 1606; Firenze, 15 aprile 1665) è stato un pittore, poeta e scrittore italiano. Il suo obiettivo dichiarato era quello di fare poesia come parlava e di dipingere come vedeva.

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        Lezioni tre sopra il tremoto. Dedicate all'Emo e Rmo Principe il Signor CArdinale Valenti. Camarlengo di S. Chiesa e segretario di stato

      Appresso Niccolò e Marco Pagliarini 1748 In 8, pp. (16) + 86. Fori di tarlo alla prima carta di sguardia. Br. Qualche marm.marginale. Seconda edizione opera di questo scienziato fiorentino, conservatore della biblioteca vaticana. Innumerevoli le città italiane citete in quanto colpite da terremoti come Modena, Sciortino, Basilicata, Calabria, Pozzuoli, Ischia, Vesuvio, Scarperia, Benevento, Bagnacavallo, Cotignola. Chiaro il nesso che viene costruito tra vulcani e terremoti. Melzi, II, 124. ITA

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        Les bijoux indiscrets. Tome premier ( - second)

      s. e. s.d 1748 2 voll. in 12, pp. (8) + 288; (4) + 332 con bel fr. all'acquaf. al f. e 7 tavv. f. t. inc. all'acquaforte (compresa antip. del primo vol.) M. pl. coeva con ang. Tassello e fr. al d. Firma di possesso al f. Rara contraffazione dell'edizione originale di questo romanzo pubblicato anonimo nel 1748. Ambientato in Congo, racconta del re Mangogul, che entrato in possesso di un anello magico, diviene in grado di far parlare 'les bijoux' delle donne. La descrizione del regno e dei personaggi lascia chiaramente intendere un intento satirico nei confronti della Francia del XVIII secolo, ritraendo nei due personaggi principali, le figure di Luigi XV e della sua potente amante Madame Pompadour. Importante esempio di romanzo filosofico ed elegantemente libertino. Si dice che sia stato scritto dal Diderot in 15 soli giorni per scommessa, ricavandone 50 luigi di cui aveva assoluto bisogno. Il romanzo pubblicato nel 1748 in Olanda, ebbe enorme successo al punto da avere 6 edizioni nel giro di pochi mesi. Carteret. 156. Gay, I, 401. Boissas, Le livre a gravures... p. 67. De Boccard, Diz. letteratura erotica, p. 45.  ITA

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        [Ryggtitel: Wettenskaps Academiens tal.]

      13 tal sammanbundna i en volym: Åminnelse-tal öfver [...] herr Göran Wallerius [...] af Daniel Tilas [...]. Sthlm, Lars Salvius, 1748. 32 s. + Tal [...] af herr marquis de Sagramoso [...]. Sthlm, 1748. 14 s. + Tal om den förmån och nytta som fria konster och handa-slögder [...] af riks-rådet frih. Carl Ehrenpreus [...]. Sthlm, Lars Salvius, 1748. + Hans Kongl. Höghets tal [...] 1748. Sthlm, Lars Salvius, 1748. 4 s. + Fråga och svar vid magister promotion [...] om fabriquer, i synnerhet de, som höra til väf-stolen [...]. Sthlm, Lars Salvius, 1748. 32 s. + Sveriges glädje tå thes utkårade och hyllade arfförste prins Adolph Friedrich firade sin [...] födelsedag [...] af Lorents Julius Kullin. Sthlm, Kongl. Tryckeriet, 1749. 40 s. + Inträdes tal om vetenskaparnes fortplantning då [...] Carl Gustaf Bonde första gången intog sit rum som ledamot [...]. Sthlm, Lars Salvius, 1748. 32 s. + Förslag til suenske skriv-lagen. Sthlm, Lars Salvius, 1748. 16 s. + The tolf Carolers, fordom Swea och Götha konungars sedo-lära, gifwen åt Hans Kongl. Höghet, Prints Carl [...] af Andreas Hesselius Americanus [...]. Sthlm, Lars Salvius, 1748. 39 + (1) s. + Tal öfver Hans. Kongl. Höghets Prints Carls, Svea Rikes arf-förstes och stor-amirals, högsthugneliga födelse [...] af Carl Jonas Cromén. Sthlm, Lars Salvius, 1748. 20 s. + Åminnelse-tal öfver hof-intendenten herr gr. Fredrich Sparre [...] af des ledamot professoren Olof Celsius [...]. Sthlm, Lars Salvius, 1749. 16 s. + Herman Diedrich Spörings [...] äreminne, [...] af dess ledamot Abraham Bäck [...]. Lars Salvius, 1749. 26 s.+ [Pehr Elvius:] Dag-bok 1748. Sthlm, Gottfried Kiesewetter, 1748. + Anmärkningar wid Ängelsmännernes bryggningssätt uti någre bref till Dublinske wetenskaps societetens ingifne [...]. Sthlm, Lars Salvius, 1748. Äldre halvskinnband. Exlibris (Emil Ekman och Sophie Kurck). Första blanka bladet med handskriven innehållsförteckning. Croméns tal över prins Carls födelse har skadat titelblad med pappers- och textförlust. En sida i Carl Ehrenpreus tal med veck. Enstaka fläckar. Nött i ryggens överkant och nötta hörn

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        Tractatus anatomico physiologicus de uqinto pare nervorum cerebri.

      4°. 4 n.n. Bl., VI S., 136 S., 1 n.n. Bl. Mit 3 gestochenen, gefalteten Tafeln. Halbleinwandband um 1850 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Wellcome IV, 98. - Garrison-M. 1249. (dort mit abweichendem Titel: Dissertatione...). - Waller 6408. - Hirsch-H. IV, 444. - HOH 958. - Erste Ausgabe. - Meckels Dissertation mit "der nach ihm benannten schönen Entdeckung" der Nervenknoten: des Ganglions sphenopalatinum und des submandibularen Ganglion. "He also made important studies of the nerve supply of the face and the terminal visceral branches of the veins and lymphatics." (HOH). - Das letzte Blatt mit einer Widmung vonr Albrecht von Haller an Meckel. - Unser Exemplar, gegenüber allen Bibliographien mit 3 (statt 2) gestochenen Tafeln. Hier mit einer Tafel gestochen von G.D. Heumann nach J.P. Kaltenhofer, der gleichen Tafel als Umrissradierung sowie einer weiteren Umrissradierung. - Titel mit Knitterfalte und zusammen mit den ersten Blätter stärker stockfleckig. Eine Tafel mit alt hinterlegtem Einriss. - Selten.

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        Gründliche Einleitung in die Chirurgie, oder kurze Anweisung, alle Krankheiten so denen Chirurgis vorkommen, theils mit innerlichen und äusserlichen Medicamenten theils durch Operationen zu curiren. Zwey Theile mit Kupfertafeln und einem Anhange einiger zusammengesetzten Arzneymittel.

      8°. 9 n.n. Bl., 647 S., 3 n.n. Bl.; 528 S., 11 n.n. Bl. Register. Mit 6 mehrfach gefalteten Tafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit mit geprägtem Rückentitel. Blake 355. - Hirsch-H IV, 627. - HOH 824 (für lateinische Ausgabe). - Erste deutsche Ausgabe nach dem Tode des Verfassers, herausgegeben und aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt von Johann Benjamin Böhmer. Platner (1694-1747) war 1724 Professor in Leipzig. In seinem Hauptwerk beschreibt er als einer der Ersten die Tuberkulose. Die Tafeln mit orthopädischen Geräten. - Stellenweise gebräunt und fleckig. Eine Tafel angesengt, mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Bild. Einband fleckig.

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        LINNÉ, CARL von.

      Systema naturæ sistens regna tria naturæ, in classes et ordines genera et species redacta tabulisque æneis illustrata. Editio sexta, emendata et aucta. Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1748. 8:o. (4),224,(27) s. & VIII grav. plr. + LINNÉ, CARL von. Philosophia botanica in qua explicantur fundamenta botanica cum definitionibus partium, exemplis terminorum, observationibus rariorum, adjectis figuris æneis. Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1751. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,(6),362 s. & 9 utvikbara grav. plr. Med två träsnittsillustrationer i texten numrerade som plansch X och XI. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, delvis defekt titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Ryggen blekt. Inre falsar med smärre sprickor. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Porträttet och första arbetets titelblad lagerfläckigt, det senare dessutom med liten reva i yttermarginalen. Några tonade fuktfläckar på s. 197-204, 211-14, 219-22 och (3-6, 11-14) i första arbetet. Andra arbetet med sporadiska småfläckar och vissa lite bruntonade ark samt fuktfläck i nedre yttre hörnet på s. 297. Sista planschen bruntonad och nött i yttermarginalen, dock utanför plåtkanten. Ur Måns Rybergs bibliotek.. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 51 respektive 437. Båda arbetena förlagda av G. Kiesewetter och med tryckt dedikation till Carl Gustaf Tessin i det första arbetet och i det andra till Anders Johan von Höpken. Porträttet av Linné som förekommer i en del av upplagan av "Philosophia botanica" är här inbundet först i volymen. Detta är sjätte upplagan av "Systema naturæ" och den är mycket utvidgad av Linné jämfört med tidigare upplagor. Det är dessutom den första illustrerade upplagan. "Philosophia botanica", vars manuskript hade nedtecknats av Pehr Löfling, är en väsentligt omarbetad utvidgning av 1736 års "Fundamenta botanica". Den är uppställd i 365 paragrafer eller aforismer som sedan utvecklas i förklarande texter. Linné uppställer här regler för en botanisk teori och fortsätter att vidareutveckla sin namngivning av släkter och arter. "Philosophia botanica" innehåller även ett "Horologium floræ", ett blomsterur, d.v.s. en sammanställning av de tidpunkter på dygnet när respektive växt öppnar och sluter sig. Detta avsnitt var tänkt att utvidgas och tryckas separat. Bland de läsare som tog intryck av "Philosophia botanica" märks både Rousseau och Goethe

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        An Account of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophical Discoveries, in Four Books

      London: Printed for the author's children, sold by A. Millar, and J. Nourse, over against Catharine-Street in the Strand and others, 1748.. First Edition. Quarter-leather grey board cover. G : in Good condition. Rebound with new eps. Lacks half title. Expert repair to small tear on fore-edge of title page. Browning to page ends. Some light water staining. Signature of previous owner on ffep. xx, 392pp + subscribers and plates :: 6 fold out plates :: 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: Published from the author's Manuscript Papers by Patrick Murdoch, MA and FRS. Includes 19pp list of subscribers. Also errata page

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        An ESSAY On A METHODICAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR For The SWEDES. Eller forsšk till an lŠtt och tydelig engelsk grammatica fšr de Swenska

      J. G. Lange Senior. Gštheborg:: J. G. Lange, Senior.. 1748.. 8vo: )(^8 A - T^8 V - X^4 Y - 2A^8 2B^4. 7" x 4-3/8". 1st edition. [16], 372, [4] pp. Volume concludes with one page Eratta, followed by 3 page publisher advert.. Modern period binding of full Scandavian marbled calf. Title gilt stamped to spine.. Binding - Fine. Textblock: Title leaf with edge repairs & K1 with. repaired tear [no text affected on either].. Contains an interesting 28 page section on Oddities & Rarities of 48 divers countries around the globe... "Sweden. The chief Rarities of this country ... 1. Two publick Clocks of an admirable workmanship ... Church of Upsal ... St. Laurence in Lunden ..." "Italy. To reckon up all those things in Italy that truly deserve the Epithet of Rare and Curious, would be too tedious." "China. Peculiar to this country is a short Tree with a Round Head, and very thick ..." "The Land of Negroes. Next to Sanyeng (a Village in the same Country) is a well of ten fathom depth, whose water is naturally so very sweet that in taste it comes nothing short of ordinary Sugar." "Florida." "New England. ... grows a certain Fruit termed the Butter-nut ..." "New Jersy." "Bermudas. ... many spiders ..." &c, &c. OCLC locates 14 cc, however, the title scarce in the trade, with ABPC / AmEx showing no copies at auction these past few decades. . Decorative initial capital letters. Large tailpiece, pp. 198 & 360.

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        Telliamed ou entretiens d'un philosophe indien

      Amsterdam: l'Honore et fils, 1748. [Maillet, Benoît de (1656-1738)]. Telliamed ou entretiens d'un philosophe indien avec un missionnaire françois sur la diminution de la mer. . . . 2 vols. in 1, 8vo. [14], cxix [i.e., lxix] [9], 112, 121-208; [2], 231 [1]pp. Vol. I without signature P (pp. 113-20) as always; text is complete nevertheless. Amsterdam: l'Honoré et fils, 1748. 196 x 117 mm. Mottled calf c. 1748, gilt spine, a little worn, front hinge tender. Lightly browned, but very good. Modern bookplate.First Edition of this early and unusual evolutionary and geological treatise, written between 1692 and 1708, but considered so radical that even though manuscript copies began circulating in the 1720s, the work did not appear in print until 10 years after the author's death. Maillet believed that the earth had once been covered by a universal ocean, and he attributed all of the planet's geological features to the actions of this ocean, applying present-day marine mechanisms to a geologic past stetching back at least 2 billion years. Maillet was thus a forerunner of 19th-century uniformitarian geologists, and he also anticipated Lamarck in claiming that present-day terrestrial life forms had adapted themselves from ancient marine flora and fauna through a process of transformation. DSB. Haber, Age of the Earth, pp. 108-12. Norman 1422.

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        Bybel, dat is, de gansche H. Schrift, Vervattende alle de Kanonyke Boeken des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments. Door last van de Hoog-Mogende Heeren Staten Generaal. (Biblia).

      Gorinchem., Nicolaas Goetzee., 1748. 32 x 27 cms, Gegraveerde frontispiece, (iv), gegraveerde wapenplaat; Heere en Vrouwe van Katwijk, viii(opdracht), bladzijden, 26, (i), 1-421, (ii), 189, (ii), 87, (ii), 216 bladen, gefolieerd + de honderd vyftig Psalmen, - met notenschrift - (i), 53, (i) bladen, gefolieerd, Catechismus, Belydenis, 23 bladen. Lederen band uit de tijd. Boven en onderkant van de rug bekwaam hersteld. In nette Staat. Psalmen; Ao 1749

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