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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 The first edition of Mela was published at Milan in 1471; the first good edition was by Vadianus (Basel, 1522), superseded by those of Voss (1658), J Gronovius (1685 and 1696), A Gronovius (1722 and 1728), and Tzschucke (18061807), in seven parts (Leipzig; the most elaborate of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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        Beschreibung des der Crone Schweden gehörenden Lapplandes nebst Arwid Ehremanlms Reise durch West-Nordland nach der Lappmark Useble und einer bey solcher Gelegenheit entworfenen geographischen Charte.

      Copenhagen und Leipzig, Gabriel Christian Rothe, 1748. 1 graverad plansch + (10) + 422 s. samt 1 utvikbar karta uppfordrad, stor pappersförlust med liten textförlust. Samtida halvfranskt band. Ryggen skadad upptill och främre falsen av

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        IL ZIBALDONE. Poemetto in dodici canti del P. Atanasio da Verrocchio. Lettore di teologia nel convento dei RR. PP. Minori osservanti di ****.

      (Marsigli) In-16 gr. (mm. 179x116), mz. pelle coeva (abras. alle cerniere), pp. CCCXXXVII. Poema in sestine, di dodici canti. "Edizione originale" di questo ?bizzarro novelliere in versi?. ?Domenico Luigi Batacchi (1748-1802), poeta giocoso.. Con lo pseudonimo di "P. Atanasio da Verrocchio" uscirono dal 1791 le ?Novelle? in sesta rima, facili ma scurrili e, postumo (1805), il poemetto dello stesso genere, "Zibaldone".. Il Foscolo afferma che fu assai più licenzioso del Casti e nondimeno si direbbe che egli, come l?Ariosto, voglia più rallegrare che corrompere i suoi lettori?. Così Diz. Treccani,II, p. 124. Cfr. Gay ?Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs à l'amour?,III,1402 - Parenti ?Diz. luoghi di stampa falsi?, p. 130 - Parenti ?Rarità bibliografiche?,IV, p. 138: ?Edizione molto rara?. Il Melzi,I,95 porta, come data di ediz., Parigi, 1805. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Reales Schul-Lexicon, Worinne nicht allein von den Ländern, Städten, Schlössern, Meeren, Seen, Flüssen, Brunnen u. d. g. wie auch von den Zeiten, Völckern, Geschlechten, Personen, alten Gebräuchen und Seltenheiten, Göttern, Göttinnen und anderen zur Geographie, Chronologie, Genealogie, Historie, Notitia auctorum, den Antiqvitäten und der Mythologie gehörigen Merckwürdigkeiten.... Sondern auch Was von Technicis aus der Grammatica, Rhetorica, Logica und Poetica.... erläutert wird. Dritte und verbesserte Auflage.

      Johann Friedrich Gleditsch, Leipzig 1748. Engraved frontispiece. Titlepage in red and black. (6)+2880 columns (= 1440 pages) + 16 leaves. Contemporary full vellum binding. Pages sligthly browned. Binding somewhat soiled. Old inscription on flyleaf

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        Svea rikes konungars historia ok ättartal, ifrån 2200 år före Christum, intil 1749. Efter de äldsta och bästa handlingar i korthet författad, jämte införda bevis uti tvenne bihang, geographiska anmärkningar, ok jämnförelse imellan alla sveo-götiska konunga historier.

      Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1748-49. 8:o. (32),416,1-23,(9) s. & 2 utvikbara grav. kartor & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch & 1 stor utvikbar tryckt tabell. Torrt och lite flammigt samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, blekt brun titeletikett av glättad papp och röda snitt. Skinnet ytligt nött på sina håll, t.ex. på binden. Ngt sotig i inre marginalen vid s. 1. För övrigt endast sporadiska lager- och småfläckar. Den avslutande tabellen har en gammal lagad reva på baksidan. Med Ulric Celsings namnteckning. Från Biby.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 2534: "Onekeliget är, at författaren, vid sit arbete, nedlagt mycken möda; men deremot saknas granskning och smak". Den andra pagineringsföljden med eget titelblad: "Hennes kgl. höghets af Svearike, Lovisa Ulricas Svearikes, Vendes ok Götes kron prinsessas &c. &c. &c. langfädgar eller förfäder, man efter man räknad, ifrån forna Svea konungar, uti underdånighet beskrefne". Tabellen med eget impressum har rubriken "Atlands eller Svearikes konunga längder". Den första kartan föreställer postvägen mellan Stockholm och Åbo och planschen avbildar i kraftig sjögång båten med vilken överste von Lingen tog sig över Ålands hav från Åbo till Stockholm via Åland och Grisslehamn med fredspreliminären den 19 juni 1743. Lindroth skriver: "Liksom andra rudbeckianer prövade också Göransson lyckan med en götisk kungalängd. Denna behandlar i biografisk form de 111 konungar, som regerat i Sverige från Gomer ca 2200 år f. Kr. till Fredrik I. Det mesta är välbekant, annat av eget fabrikat. Oden möter alltjämt som identisk med Näcken eller Platons Poseidon, den Fornjoterska ätten är medtagen men sent placerad, liksom hos Bonde vid makten fram till den andre Oden eller Sigge Friduvaldson. På varje punkt menade sig Göransson ha de bästa källor, alla uppräknade och sedan länge välkända, från feniciern Sankuniaton, Homeros och andra greker till Snorre och den isländska sagaskatten"

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        Trifolium iuridicum Bestaaende udi I Een kort Anviisning til at forene de steder i den Danske Lov, Som synes at være eller sige sig selv imod, indeholdene over 200 Lovens article, som ved samme Leylighed Oplyses og forklares. II Paaviisning til at finde Overeensstemmelse imellem Guds og Kongens Lov. III En Samling af gamle Danske Ordsprog, saavidt samme kommer overeens med Loven og kand tiene til den enten at Oplyse, Forstaae eller Hudske...

      Peter Wilhelm Brandt, Odense 1748. 4°. (56)+214+(1)+32+48 sider. Samtidigt brunt halvlæderbind med rig rygforgyldning. Siderne let gulnede; i øvrigt et frisk og meget velholdt eksemplar.. Bibl. Dan. I,641. Danske provinstryk 1482-1830 Od 200. Den sjældne førsteudgave fra Odense af Hedegaards ordbog til Kong Christian den Femtes Danske Lov. Bogen kom i en ny udgave i 1766

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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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        Wo nicht unverbesserlicher doch wohlgemeynter Unterricht für alle Arten unerfahrner Bedienten, aus vieljähriger sorgfältiger Aufmerksamkeit und Erfahrung zusammengetragen

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1748.. 8 Bll., 112 S. Buntpapierumschlag.

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        Querquedula &c [ Blue-winged Teal]

      London: (1748-) 1754 [Second edition]. Hand-coloured copper engraving on laid paper. Excellent condition. Sheet size: 12 3/4 x 18 inches. 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) 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. "The Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) is a small dabbling duck. The adult male has a greyish blue head with a white facial crescent, a light brown body with a white patch near the rear and a black tail. The adult female is mottled brown. Both sexes have a blue wing patch. In flight, they flap their wings especially rapidly. Their breeding habitat is marshes and ponds throughout north and central North America. The nest is a shallow depression on the ground lined with grass and down, usually surrounded by vegetation. They migrate in flocks to Central and South America. During migration, some birds may fly long distances over open ocean. They are occasional vagrants to Europe, where their yellow legs are a distinction from other small ducks like Common Teal and Garganey. DNA analysis of this species has revealed its genetic make up to be almost identical to that of the Cinnamon teal. These birds feed by dabbling in shallow water. They mainly eat plants; their diet may include molluscs and aquatic insects. The call of the male is a short whistle; the female's call is a soft quack." (Wikipedia) 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.

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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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        Anas Minor Purpureo Capite [The Buffel's Head Duck] [Pl. 95, Vol. I]

      London: (1748-) 1754 [Second edition]. Hand-coloured copper engraving, on laid paper. Very good condition. 14 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) Mark Catesby's Natural History is a vibrant and original work in which each plate seems to have been created without preconceptions or habitual form, embodying wit and the love every true naturalist feels for nature's beings. Far from being a mere animal identifcation book, Catesby's work is a testament to the glory of nature and life. The Bufflehead Duck is a small, beautiful diving duck that Catesby could have seen anywhere on the southern Atlantic coast. The black head as a lovely purplish sheen mentioned in the Latin title. Bufflehead is short for Buffalo Head, in reference to what appears to be his disproportionately large head. 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 a 'Natural History'; he travelled extensively in the Carolinas, Georgia, and the Bahamas, collecting specimens and making drawings from life. 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. 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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        Veduta degli avanzi della circonferenza delle antiche Fabbriche di una delle Piazze della Villa Adriana oggi di chiamata Piazza d'Oro.

      Dalla serie "Vedute di Roma disegnate e incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto veneziano" (1748 - 1778). Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 45,6 x 58,8 (alla lastra), firmata "Cav. Piranesi F.", in lastra, in basso a destra, in prima tiratura settecentesca. Un poco di umidit? ha lievissimamente ingiallito il foglio in quella zona di cielo in cui manca il chiaroscuro; peraltro a pieni margini e in brillante inchiostratura.

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        Epistler, befattede adskillige historiske, politiske, metaphysiske, moralske, philosophiske, item skiemtsomme Materier. Bind 1-5.

      1. udgave. København 1748-54. I fire umage, slidte, samtidige helbind af brunt kalveskind. (8) + 422 + 440 + (2) + 480 + 520 + (20) + 224 + 162 sider. Tilskrifter. Exlibris. Gamle ejernavne. Noget plettede.. Ehrencron-Müller I, 403ff

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        La Fuorfece overo l?Ommo pratteco co li diece quatre De la Galaria d?Apollo, Opere de Biaso Valentino Addedecata a lo llustrissemo Signore D. Giuseppe Maria de Lecce, Patrizio de la Cetà de Lucera. A Napole [sic], Nella Stamperia di Felice Carlo Musca, 1748.

      In 12, [mm. 149 x 89], pp. (24) ? 480. Legatura ottocentesca firmata L. Pixon (Fixon?) con timbro alla carta di guardia posteriore in mezza pelle bordeaux con dorso a sette compartimenti con duplice filetti a secco con 5 false nervature. Titolo ed anno in oro. Piatti marmorizzati, quello anteriore staccato. Tagli spruzzati a coda di pavone policroma, risguardi e carte di guardia decorate con lo stesso motivo. Edizione originale di quest?opera che venne poi ristampata nel 1783 nella Collezione dei poemi in lingua napoletana. Biagio Valentino, l?autore fu frate laico dei Minori Osservanti e l?opera è il frutto degli incontri e delle osservazioni sul costume dell?epoca che fece nel corso degli anni facendo la questua per il Monastero di Monte Calvario. Il Valentino con le Fuorfece (plurale di forfece da un accusativo latino forfice(m)= forbici), voleva correggere, nei due ?tagli? suddivisi in canti in versi sdruccioli e in ottava rima che compongono l?opera, i costumi e le abitudini a lui contemporanee. Per fare questo utilizza la lingua più comune e parlata, il dialetto. Sempre in dialetto napoletano sono scritte sia la lettera di dedica che la vita dell?autore: Nasceta, vita, e disgrazie de Biaso Valentino, che segue l?aggiunta Lo pierno de la fuorfece. Del dialetto napoletano, Napoli, 1789, pp. 142-144. P. Martorana, Notizie biografiche e bibliografiche degli scrittori del dialetto napoletano, Napoli, 1874, pp. 405-407.

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        The Preceptor.

      Vol I-II. Containing a general course of education, wherein the first principles of polite learning are laid down in a way most suitable for trying the genius, and advancing the instruction of youth. Illustrated with maps and useful cuts. London: R. Dodsley, 1748. First edition. Vol 1: Frontispiece, xxxi, 348 pp. + 13 fold out plates at the end. 9 fold out plates and 6 fold out coloured maps. Vol 2: Frontispiece, 556,(2) pp. Two pages list of books at the end. 5 fold out plates. Two contemporary full calf bindings. Spines with gilt floral decorations and five raised bands. A couple of old ink corrections in margin. Name on endpapers dated 1794. Hinges cracked but holding. Heads and foots of spines worn with small loss. Scratches to boards. Corners of boards worn. 21 x 13,5 cm.. The Preface and The Vision of Theodore by Samuel Johnson

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        1) Observations in a Heated Room; 2) Further Discoveries in Air

      1). Experiments and Observations in an Heated Room, pp.111-123. and: Further Experiments and Observations in an Heated Room, pp.484-494; * Garrison and Morton 590: "First demonstration of the importance of perspiration in the maintenance of constant body temperature." Sir Charles Brian Blagden (1748 - 1820) British physician and scientist. He served as a medical officer in the Army (1776 - 1780) and later held the position of Secretary of the Royal Society (1784 - 1797). Blagden won the Copley Medal in 1788 and was knighted in 1792. Blagden experimented on human ability to withstand high temperatures. In his report to the Royal Society in 1775, he was first to recognize the role of perspiration in thermoregulation. 2). PRIESTLEY (Joseph) An Account of Further Discoveries in Air, pp.384-394 * One of Priestley's most important papers "in which he announced his discovery of "dephlogisticated air," later to be defined as oxygen)." (DSB, Vol. 11, p. 145) "…[Priestley's] experiments in heating red oxide of mercury produced "dephlogisticated air" which was announced in 1775 and identified by Lavoisier as oxygen. (Dibner, Heralds of Science No. 40, p. 24). in January 1775, he continued his experiments and discovered vitriolic acid air (sulfur dioxide, SO2). In March, Priestley wrote to several people regarding the new "air" that he had discovered several months earlier. One of these letters was read aloud to the Royal Society, and he published a paper in Philosophical Transactions titled "An Account of further Discoveries in Air." Priestley called the new substance "dephlogisticated air" and described it as "five or six times better than common air for the purpose of respiration, inflammation, and, I believe, every other use of common atmospherical air." He had discovered oxygen gas (O2). * Within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 65, Part I, for 1775, comprising, vii, 574pp., small quarto, complete with 13 + 3 engraved extending or folding plates, + 1 plate within text, late 19thC library morocco backed cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, a good copy, London, Bowyer and Nicols for Davis printer to the Royal Society,1775. A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: INGENHOUSZ (John) Containing Some Experiments on the Torpedo, pp.1-4; STEELE (Joshua) Account of a Musical Instrument, Which Was Brought by Captain Fourneaux from the Isle of Amsterdam in the South Seas to London in the Year 1774, and Given to the Royal Society, pp.67-71; LORIMER (J.) Description of a New Dipping-Needle. pp.79-84; WILLIAMSON (Hugh) Experiments and Observations on the Gymnotus Electricus, or Electrical Eel, pp.94-101; BLACK (Joseph) The Supposed Effect of Boiling upon Water, in Disposing It to Freeze More Readily, Ascertained by Experiments, pp.124-128; HUNTER (John) An Account of the Gymnotus Electricus. pp.395-407 (with 4 very large engraved plates)

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        The Elements of Logick. In four books

      London: Printed for R. Dodsley, 1748 First separate edition. Originally published in the same year as part of Dodsley's the Preceptor. Duncan's work became a standard eighteenth-century logic, going through ten editions in fifty years. The first American edition appeared in 1792. The present edition is surprisingly scarce: ESTC lists only four copies in North America: Cornell, Pennsylvania, Trinity and Michigan. Contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked. Gilt-ruled spine with burgundy morocco label. Twelvemo. Complete with half-title. A very good copy. William Duncan (1717-1760) attended Marischal College, Aberdeen, and graduated MA in 1737. He wrote The Elements of Logick to 'introduce scientifical Reasoning into natural Knowledge;" its publication came shortly before the Baconian curriculum reforms introduced at Aberdeen University by Thomas Blackwell, with whom Duncan had once studied Greek. The work's success led to his appointment as professor of philosophy at Marischal College.

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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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        Rovine d'una Galleria di Statue nella villa Adriana a Tivoli.

      Dalla serie "Vedute di Roma disegnate e incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto veneziano", (1748 - 1778). Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 45,6 x 58,8 (alla lastra), firmata "Cavalier Piranesi del. e inc.", in lastra, in basso a sinistra. Tiratura della Calcografia Romana della fine del XIX secolo. In bello stato di conservazione, in margini e una brillante inchiostratura.

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        Rovine di uno degli alloggiamenti de' soldati presso ad una delle eminenti fabbriche di Adriano nella sua Villa in Tivoli.

      Dalla serie "Vedute di Roma disegnate e incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto veneziano" (1748 - 1778). Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 45,5 x 65 (alla lastra), firmata "Cavalier Piranesi F.", in lastra, in basso a sinistra, in prima tiratura settecentesca. Un poco di umidit? ha lievissimamente ingiallito il foglio in quella zona di cielo in cui manca il chiaroscuro; peraltro a pieni margini e in brillante inchiostratura. .

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