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        Horæ Lyricæ: Poems, Chiefly of the Lyric Kind, in Three Books

      Boston: Rogers and Fowle … and J. Blanchard, 1748. "Ninth Edition, Corrected" (i.e. First American edition). 248, [4] pp. 12mo. Contemporary colonial sheep, covers ruled in blind with double fillet border, spine in five compartments with raised bands. Wear to binding with some loss at head of spine, bookplate removed from front pastedown, lower corner torn from penultimate leaf. Early owners' inscriptions on endpapers and title-page ("Dan Appleton His Book 1768," "Matthew Whipple," "D.A. Taylor, No. 1692 ex dono Elizabeth [?] Young," etc.). "Ninth Edition, Corrected" (i.e. First American edition). 248, [4] pp. 12mo. In the same year, 1748, Rogers and Fowle printed 5 other works by Watts, mostly collections of catechisms. Evans 6263

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        Relación historica del viaje a la America Meridional hecho de orden de S. Mag para medir algunos grados de meridiano terrstre

      Madrid Antonio Marin 1748 - Primera edición. 4 volúmenes. Folio menor 27,5 x 21 cms. Encuadernación original en plena piel con lomos cuajados y doble tejuelo verde y marrón en cada volúmen. Estado de conservación interno muy bueno con alguna ligera mancha afectando a los márgenes de algunas páginas. Encuadernación hidratada y con leves restauraciones en esquinas y cantos. Muy buen ejemplar de la considerada la obra descriptiva mas importante sobre el virreinato del Perú. Vol I: portadilla y portada grabada a dos tintas, 5 grandes viñetas grabadas en los encabezamientos d ecada libro, 10 hojas, 404 pgs,13 grabados y mapas plegados. Vol II: portadilla y portada grabada a dos tintas, 1 viñeta. Continuación del texto desde pgs 405 hasta 682. los grabados comprenden desde el 14 al 21 ambos inclusive. Vol III: Portadilla, portada grabada a dos tintas. Frontispicio grabado por Palomino; dos grandes viñetas,4 hojas de tablas y erratas ,379 pgs.Ilustrado con 10 grabados y mapas plegados. Vol IV: Portadilla y portada grabada a dos tintas, viñeta grabada.Continuación de texto desde pgs 381 hasta la 603 incluyendo los indices generales de la obra. Comprende los grabados 11 y 12. ( junto con) resumen histórico de los Emperadores del Perú, 195 pgs con numeración romana y gran grabado plegado mostrando los retratos de los emperadores y en el centro Fernando VI. Ejemplar completo en el que destacan los mapas de Cartagena de Indias, carta de la costa del Pacifico, plano de Quito y Lima y el cuadro d ellos emperadores del Perú que suele faltar en la mayoría de los ejemplares. Jorge Juan y Ulloa llevaron a cabo la expedición acompañando a La Condamine en su proyecto de medición del arco de meridiano y de esta forma demostrar que la tierra esta achatada por los Polos. Magnifico ejemplar de una d ellas grandes obras ilustradas españolas del s XVIII. Rrf: Palau 125471. First edition, 4 volumes; complete and collated copy of one of the great spanish voyages during the XVIII century illustrated with folding views and maps. The large folding engraving representing the incas emperors is present here but usually missing in many copies. Fine original leather with spines reachly gilt and labels. A very nice copy with XVIII century ex libris on front pastedown of each volumen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF RODERICK RANDOM

      London: Printed for J. Osborn in Pater-noster-Row, 1748. Two volumes in original 18th century leather bindings. First edition, first issue. Letterpress figure "I" on page 182. Cancel present at I9. Rothschild 1905. 2000 copies printed of this edition. Minor spotting to endpapers and a few interior leaves. Bindings are a mixed set, but are not dissimilar. Volume one is 1/4 inch taller, raised bands, lacking most of gilt decoration on spine, but remains ornate without labels. Minor rubbing to extremities, but a solid binding. Marbled endpapers, preliminary leaves and endsheet. Volume two worn at the extremities, with some loss to spine head including headband. Hinges weakening at extremities. Spine labels intact. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Preliminary leaf. Minor ink writing on one of two rear endpapers.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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

      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.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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        De l'Esprit des Loix ou du Rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la Constitution de chaque gouvernement, les moeurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, &c. à quoi l'auteur a ajouté des Recherches nouvelles sur les Loix Romaines touchant les Successions, sur les Loix Françoises, & sur les Loix féodales.

      - Genève, Barillot, & Fils, s.d. [Paris, Durand, 1748]. 2 volumes in-4, plein veau fauve, dos à 5 nerfs guillochés or garnis de caissons ornés alternativement d’une hermine et d’une macle d’or, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin bordeaux et bronze, palettes en têtes et pieds, roulette sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure (reliure de l'époque), (2) f., (4), xxiv, 522 p., (2) p. d'errata, v° blanc et (2) f., xvi, 564 p., qqs auréoles claires et qqs rousseurs. Premier tirage de la seconde édition, imprimée clandestinement à Paris par Durand en décembre 1748, un mois après l'originale, comportant l'errata en fin du premier tome. "In many ways one of the most remarkable works of the eighteenth century" (PMM, n°197). (C.P. Courtney, "L'Esprit des Lois" in: 'Le temps de Montesquieu', n°2 p. 78. Gébelin, n°2. A. Postigliola, 'Les premières éditions de l'Esprit des Lois', 48P. Tchemerzine-Scheler, IV, p. 930). Provenance : de la bibliothèque du prince de Soubise. "Les livres du maréchal de Soubise étaient reliés par la plupart en veau fauve, sans arme, ornés simplement de mâcles et de mouchetures d’hermine couronnées, frappées alternativement entre les nervures du dos" (Oliver, Hermal, Roton, ‘Reliures armoriées’, pl. n°2034). Charles de Rohan, prince de Soubise et maréchal de France (1715-1787) militaire et ministre français. Officier d’un grand courage, libertin, le prince de Soubise était aussi un grand bibliophile. Il représenta bien l’esprit du siècle des Lumières, comme l’atteste sa bibliothèque et la correspondance de Voltaire qui lui faisait passer des exemplaires d’ouvrages irréligieux qui se fabriquaient à Ferney. Son hôtel parisien abrite aujourd'hui les Archives nationales, rue des Francs-Bourgeois. La bibliothèque a été vendue en 1788 et rachetée en grande partie par le comte d’Artois qui la céda à la bibliothèque de l’Arsenal. Cet exemplaire figure à l’inventaire de la vente publique de la bibliothèque: Catalogue des livres imprimés de la bibliothèque de feu M. Le prince de Soubise, Paris, Leclerc, 1788, p. 126, n°1854. Reliures habilement restaurées. Quelques auréoles pâles marginales au tome I, une tache d’encre (t.I, p.II), quelques rousseurs et piqûres éparses. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres.

      Paris, resp. Coignard, Boudet, la Compagnie (V.O.C.), Hérissant & Estienne, 1748. 20 vols. Large 4to (27 x 21 cm). Contemporary marbled calf, backs gilt in compartments (some tops (5) and feet (12) of backs sl. damaged. Good interior condition apart from some browned leaves (due to the quality of the paper), a few restspots, a few quires waterstained (mainly in vol. 4 and vol. 11), convent-stamps on titles. With portrait of Bossuet by Petit after Rigault and different head-pieces. Text mainly in French, only volume 1, 16 and 17 text in Latin. Despite the minor defects to the bindings, attractive set. First edition of the complete works. ¶ Vols 1-12 edited at Paris by Jean-Baptiste Coignard and Antoine Boudet in 1748 for vol. 1 and 4-12 and in 1747 for vol. 2 and 3. Vol. 13-17 at Amsterdam, Au dépens de la Compagnie in 1745. Vol. 18-20: imprimé à Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris chez Herissant & Estienne in 1753. - Collation: Vol.1: Portrait and (50), 726 pp. Liber Psalmorum et Liber Salomon cum notis. Vol. 2: (ii: first blank leaf or half-title? missing) (iii-xvi),436=616,617-896,(ii) pp. Sur qq. livres de l'Ecriture Sainte. Vol. 3: 16,xxviii,774 pp. Histoire des variantes des églises protestantes & Défense.. contre Basnage, ministre de Rotterdam. Vol. 4: (xx),684 pp. Avertissemens aux protestants & sur la conférence de M.Claude. Vol.5: xxx,ii,704 pp. Ecrits divers. Vol.6: xxxvi,706 pp. Lettres, instructions, réponses. Vol. 7: lii,656 pp. Mystici instituto & Politique . sur la comédie. Vol.8: xxviii,568 pp. Discours sur l'histoire universelle & oraisons funèbres. Vol. 9: (ii),xii,654 pp. Méditations sur l'Evangile. Vol. 10: 696 pp. Elévations à Dieu & Traité du Libre-Arbitre, etc. Vol. 11: (ii),xxiv,406 pp. Traité de l'amour de Dieu, Lettres. Vol. 12: (ii),856 pp and 92 pp. (Tables Générales 1-12). Abrégé de l'Histoire de France. Vol. 13 :(iv),xxxviii,14,(ii),86,364,(ii) pp. Vol. 14: (iv),492, (ii) pp. Vol. 15: (iv),xx,418.(ii) pp. (Vol.13-15: Défense de la déclaration de l'assemblée du Clergé de France de 1682, touchant la puissance ecclésiastique). Vol. 16: (iv),lvi,532 pp. Vol. 17: iv,324,viii,138 (Appendix) pp. (Vol. 16-17: Defensio declarationis...). Vol. 18: (iv),lxxvi,(ii),556 pp. Vol. 19: (iv,x,494,238,(ii) pp. Vol. 20: (iv),xxvi,648,(ii) pp. (Vol.18-20: Oeuvres posthumes).. - Summarized: of the whole set only 1 leaf (blank or halftitle?) is missing.

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        Lettre d'un garçon barbier à l'auteur d'un écrit intitulé : "L'Avocat curieux au médecin véridique, et le médecin véridique à l'avocat curieux"... [suivi de :] L'Avocat curieux au médecin véridique.

      (La Haye, 1748). ____ Amusant pamphlet d'un garçon barbier et futur chirurgien, qui se dit gascon, contre les écrits d'un médecin qui veut montrer " l'impossibilité qu'un chirurgien soit jamais médecin en le considérant dès sa jeunesse". Le titre donné est celui du titre courant, l'ouvrage a été publié ainsi. La fin du premier texte est signée "le très humble et obéissant serviteur, Pézenas. Chez Pierre Crestelet Bazet, le 25 Janvier 1748." Ouvrage imprimé à Paris d'après les caractères typographiques et le filigrane du papier (Fiche BNF). Très rare. Le Ccfr et OCLC ne recensent que deux exemplaires : BNF et BIUM. Coiffes et coins frottés, mais bon exemplaire. *****. In-12. Collation : 46 pp. Veau marbré, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Les moeurs

      First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece, title of flagship repeated on three title pages and thumbnail 3 title. It would have seemed no less than 15 editions to date of 1748, and this first edition is not easy to find.Bound in full morocco contemporary hazelnut. Back with nerves decorated. part of title in red morocco. Triple net framing on the boards. gilt edges. A restored corner. Small friction. Very nice copy, fresh overall. S.n. S.l. 1748 in-12 (9,5x16,5cm) 3 parties reliées en un volume

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        Trigonometry, Plane and Spherical; with the Construction and Application of Logarithms

      London: J. Nourse, 1748 - First edition. 8vo. (ii), 77, (1) pp. Original course plain paper wrappers. Trigonemetrical diagrams in the text throughout. Wear with two small losses to the spine, though the covers remain sound, very good overall. Thomas Simpson (1710-1761) was a self taught mathematician or "philomath" as they were often termed at the time. Born and raised in Leicestershire before settling in Warwickshire in his early adult life, he eventually moved to London in the 1730s. Here his mathematical talents brought him greater recognition as he began to contribute to periodicals and publish his own works. Appointed assistant to the chief master of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy in 1743 and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1745, he continued to write prolifically through the later years of his life and these works often went through multiple editions testifying to his importance to the subject.

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        Africa - I.I. Lidl Sc. Viennae.':.

      - Kupferstich mit Bordüre b. Johann Jakob Lidl in Wien, 1748, 28 x 38,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm., S. 392 (Johann Jacob Lidl); Dörflinger, Österreichische Karten des 18. Jahrhunderts, S. 50 ff. - Sehr seltene Karte des Wiener Kupferstechers u. Verlegers Johann Jacob Lidl (1696-1771) der ca. zwischen 1740 u. 1760 in Wien der kartograph. Verlagstätigkeit nachging. - Zeigt Gesamt-Afrika mit Brasilien und Indien mit Ceylon (Sri Lanka). - Oben links Wappen. - Oben rechts und unten links Windrose. - Im Pazifik und Atlantik Segelschiffe. - In der Karte Einzeichnung der Seereise von Lissabon bis Goa in Indien.

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        The South West Coast of Ireland from Dungarvan to the River Shannon.

      1748 - London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 440 x 540mm. Repairs to the centre fold. A sea chart of the coasts of counties Kerry, Cork and Waterford, with an inset detail of Kinsale Harbour. Engraved c. 1690, this example was published in Mount & Page's reissue of Seller's 'The English Pilot'.

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        A voyage round the world, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV

      Octavo, Fourth edition, 1748. Printed for John and Paul Knapton (London).548 pages; three fold-out maps. Brown leather binding; gilt lettering on spine. JWSC LLC is listing this property on behalf of a private estate. Documentation on file indicates this book was purchased by the collector in the 1970s from a UK dealer.

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        Principles of Natural Law. WITH: Principles of Politic Law

      1748. First Edition . BURLAMAQUI, Jean Jacques. The Principles of Natural Law. WITH: The Principles of Politic Law: Being a Sequel to the Principles of Natural Law. London: Printed for J. Nourse, 1748, 1752. Together, two volumes. Octavo, period-style full red morocco with elaborately gilt decorated spine and boards, black morocco spine label, raised bands, marbled endpapers. $12,500.First editions in English of BurlamaquiÂ’s Principles of Natural Law and his Principles of Politic Law, two seminal works with a profound influence on AmericaÂ’s Founders, in particular on Alexander Hamilton and on Thomas JeffersonÂ’s use of “pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence.“Burlamaqui formulated the principles of popular sovereignty, of delegated power, of a constitution as fundamental law, of a personal and functional separation of powers into three independent departmentsÂ… and finally, he provided for an institutional guardian of the fundamental law” (Bassani, 178-9). Scholars have noted that JeffersonÂ’s concept of the “pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence can be chiefly traced to BurlamaquiÂ’s Principles of Natural Law, where he refines a theory of ideal happiness that is linked to reason and the social contract, saying that “if it be true that man does nothing but with a view of happiness, ‘tis no less certain that reason is the only way he has to attain it” (49). In 1769, as JeffersonÂ’s interests turned increasingly toward political history, he “ordered from London a list of 14 books, every one of them dealing with theories of governmentÂ… [Of these] the books that were to be at the core of JeffersonÂ’s studies of government were John LockeÂ’s Two Treatises, BurlamaquiÂ’s Natural Law” and several others (Randall, 206). “In pamphlet after pamphlet the American writers cited Locke on natural rightsÂ… [and] Burlamaqui and Vattel on the laws of nature and of nations, and on the principles of civil government.” Of these, “Locke, Montesquieu, Vattel, Beccaria, Burlamaqui, Voltaire, or even Rousseau” were never disputed and consistently treated as authoritative. Alexander Hamilton, for example, “seeking to score points against his venerable antagonist Samuel Seabury, recommended with arch condescension that his adversary get himself at the first opportunity to some of the writings ofÂ… Burlamaqui to discover the true principles of politics” (Bailyn, 27-8).In his profound influence on the Founding Fathers, “Burlamaqui is a writer of the most humanely moral principles, and his works are deservedly held in high esteem” (Marvin, 162). Initially published in French in 1747, Principles of Natural Law first appeared in English in 1748. Its sequel Principes du droit politique (Principles of Politic Law) was first published posthumously in French in 1751. This set brings together the first separate editions in English of each work. With woodcut ornamental intials, head- and tailpieces. Sweet & Maxwell I:592. See Graesse I:576; Sowerby 1408-9. Light occasional early marginalia (Politic).Interiors generally fresh, small bit of marginal wormholing not affecting text (Natural Law).

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        Maastricht, Beleg van 1748.

      ?Plan de la Ville de Maestricht avec ses Attaques Commandées par M. le Marechal de Saxe, depuis le 15. Avril Jusqu?au 3. May 1748. ?Kopergravure van het beleg van Maastricht, met loopgraven en linies rondom de stad, vervaardigd door ingenieur De Marne, uitgegeven in 1781 door E.A. Thomas Jaillot. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 54 x 65 cm.Op 10 mei 1748 werd de vesting Maastricht na een belegering van ongeveer een maand ingenomen door Franse troepen onder maarschalk Maurits van Saksen. Die belegering van Maastricht was het laatste belangrijke wapenfeit uit de Oostenrijkse Successieoorlog (1740-1748). Terwijl het Franse leger en het garnizoen van Maastricht in de maand april een strijd op leven en dood voerden, liepen op nog geen veertig kilometer afstand in Aken de vredesonderhandelingen ten einde. In de voorlopige vrede van 30 april werd al vastgelegd dat alle in de oorlog veroverde gebieden aan de rechtmatige eigenaars zouden worden teruggegeven. De Franse legerleiding wist dus dat de zojuist ingenomen stad weer aan de Republiek der Verenigde Nederlanden zou moeten worden overgedragen. Toch duurde het nog tot 3 februari 1749 voordat de laatste Franse soldaat de stad verliet en er weer een Staats garnizoen kon binnen trekken.Prijs: ?1.350,-.

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        Works

      1748. DRAYTON, Michael. The Works. London: J. Hughs, 1748. Folio, contemporary tree calf rebacked, raised bands. $3600.First folio edition of Drayton’s collected works, handsomely bound. Presentation copy from poet and playwright John Drinkwater to fellow poet Augustine Birrell, with an additional signed letter from Birrell laid in.Drayton (1563-1631) was a popular contemporary of Shakespeare and a close friend of many of the finest poets of the time. “There is no direct evidence to show that Shakespeare and Drayton were personal friends, but there is strong traditional evidence. The Rev. John Ward, sometime vicar of Stratford-on-Avon, states in his manuscript note-book that ‘Shakespear, Drayton, and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting, and it seems, drank too hard, for Shakespear died of a feavour there contracted” (DNB). This collection includes The Barons Warres, Englands Heroicall Epistles and the sonnet series, Idea. The first collection of Drayton’s poems was published in 1605; this is the first complete edition of his collected works. With John Drinkwater’s ownership signature dated 1915 on the title page; his gift inscription and letter presenting the book to Birrell are dated 1922. Armorial bookplate.Interior clean and fine. A handsome copy with fine poetic association.

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        Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding By the Author of the Essays Moral and Political

      London: Printed For A. Milar, 1748. First edition of this landmark of Enlightenment thought. Twelvemo, bound in modern calf. In very good condition with some light soiling to the text, small stain to the title page. A very nice example. This book has proven highly influential, both in the years that would immediately follow and today. Immanuel Kant points to it as the book which woke him from his self-described "dogmatic slumber" The Enquiry is widely regarded as a classic in modern philosophical literature.

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        L'Homme Machine.

      - Leyde, De l'Imp. d'Elie Luzac Fils, 1748. In-12, demi-maroquin rouge cerise, dos lisse orn

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        La Hollande en 12 feuilles. Paris, Jean Dezauche, 1790. Published on 12 sheets, numbered as 48 quarter-sheets. An engraved wall map of the Netherlands (excluding Zeeland), with the main title in a large cartouche at upper left, the Latin title at upper right. Many cities and coastlines, and a few other features, highlighted in colour. Cut, mounted on cloth and folded, in 4 contemporary gold-tooled green morocco boxes.

      - De Vries, "Een Franse wandkaart van Nederland uit 1748", in: Caert-Tresoor, 1 (1989), pp. 24-29. Third state of the first map of the Netherlands on such a large scale, mostly about 1:105,000, but with some eastern regions squeezed in at about 1:140,000. Fully assembled it has an image area of about 231 x 152 cm. Then as now, foreigners used the name "Holland" to refer to the entire Northern Netherlands, at this time comprising the seven provinces of the Dutch Republic. Zeeland falls almost entirely outside the borders of this map, however, so it covers the provinces of Holland, Utrecht, Friesland, Groningen, Overijssel and Gelderland (Drenthe was admitted as a province independent of Overijssel only in 1796). Originally published by Le Rouge in 1748, the plates were revised for publication in a second state by Jean Crepy ca. 1770, and in a third by Jean A. Dezauche in 1790. 2 sheets with slight glue stain in blank margins. Boxes a bit rubbed and scratched. Fine, well-preserved copy.

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        Historia della città e Regno di Napoli

      SUMMONTE Giovanni Antonio. Historia della città e Regno di Napoli di Gio. Antonio Summonte napoletano ove si trattano le cose più notabili, accadute dalla sua edificazione sin'a tempi nostri con l'origine, sito, forma, religione, antica, e moderna politia, tribunali, nobiltà, seggi, acque, circuito, amenità, provintie, santi, e chiese, oltre gli Imperadori greci, Duchi, e Principi di Benevento, di Capua, e di Salerno. Con le gesta, e vite de' suoi Re, colle loro effigie al naturale, alberi delle discendenze, e sepolcri. E delli Vicere del Regno, con altre cose notabili non più date in luce. In questa terza edizione corretta, emendata, e di varie note accresciuta. In Napoli, a spese di Raffaello Gessari, 1748 - 1750. Sei volumi in 8vo; pp.6n.n.,348; 468, 70, 2n.nn.; 643; 643; 376; 234. Unito: L'antichità di Pozzuolo, e luoghi convicini, del signor Ferrante Loffredo marchese di Trevico, & del Consiglio di guerra di Sua Maestà. Con le descrizioni de' bagni di Agnano, Pozzuolo, e Tripergole, trascritte dal vero antichissimo testo de lo generosissimo missere Iohanne Villano, tolto dalle fauci del tempo dal signor Pompeo Sarnelli. In Napoli, presso Giuseppe Raimondi, a spese di Raffaello Gessari, 1752. Pp.54, 8n.n. Unito: Città, terre, e castella del Regno con famiglie nobili. Pp.104; Unito: Cronologia de Re, che hanno dominato il Reame di Napoli. Pp.50. Ritratto dell'autore al volume primo. 32 tavole con alberi genealogici e ritratti di Re, 4 tavole con la storia di Corradino di Svevia. Brunit. Pergamena coeva, titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi.

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        Obras de Lorenzo Gracian en dos volumenes.Tomo Primero que contiene El criticon,primera,segunda y tercera parte.El oraculo y heroe.Tomo II que contiene:la agudeza y arte de ingenio,El discreto,El politico Don Fernando el Catholico,y Meditaciones varias

      Barcelona - piel de época bien conservada con orla dorada, tejuelo,nervios y florones, para antes y después de la Sagrada Comunión,que hasta ahora han corregido con título de comulgador.Va esta última impresión más corregida y enriquecida de tablas índices, algunas manchas del tiempo, buena conservación, Tomo I editado por Pedro escuder y Pablo Nadal Impresores en 1748 y Tomo II por María Angela Martí y Gali en 1757. . 1034 págs.

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        A True and Particular Relation of the Dreadful Earthquake which happen'd at Lima, the Capital of Peru, and the neighbouring Port of Callao, on the 28th of October 1746. With an account likewise of every Thing material and passed there afterwards to

      London: Printed for T Osborn, 1748 xxiii[1]+341+[3 ad] pages with frontispiece foldout map, 3 folding copper engraved plans, 5 folding copper engraved plates. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") rebound in buckram and tanned leather, spine with raised bands, title and author in gilt on spine. Translation byo Henry Johnson. [Cox II:p.272, not having seen the first edition; Sabin 42593] 2d edition printed the same year as the first. The subject of this title is the most deadly earthquake in Peru's history prior to 1970, the so-called Great Earthquake of 1746 which caused massive destruction, killing thousands of people. Callao, a sea-port town, two leagues south from Lima was, of course, also hit. Just as the people of Callao were starting to come to their senses, a giant Tsunami hit the port. Callao was swallowed up by the sea and basically vanished. A British sailing vessel in the port was washed two miles inland. The folding map shows the country around Lima, with Callao just to the south, a plan of the road from Lima to Callao, a plan of the town of Callao (as it was before the earthquake), a plan of the city of Lima, and several plates of the natives. Included is an historical account of Callao and Lima, and of Peru in general with information on the people, their manners, customs, religion, government, commerce, etc. Appended is an account of the earthquake in Jamaica in 1692. The folding maps are as follows: the country around Lima, with Callao just to the south; a plan of the road from Lima to Callao; a plan of the town of Callao (as it was prior to the quake); a plan of the city of Lima; and several plates of the natives. Included is an historical account of Callao and Lima, and of Peru in general with information on the people, their manners, customs, religion, government, commerce, etc. Appended is an account of the great and deastating earthquake in Jamaica in 1692 which also wiped Port Royal off the map. Condition: "Antiquarian Society of Worcester" embossed imprint on title else a very good to fine copy.. Second Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good to Fine. Octavo.

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        Heilige Ceremonien, Oder Religions-Uebungen der Abgöttischen Völker der Welt. In Schönen Kupfertafeln, Nach des berühmten Picards Erfindung, vorgestellt durch David Herrliberger: Und mit einer zuverlässigen historischen Beschreibung erläutert. In VIII Ausgaben abgetheilt: Welche alle Heidnische Völker, nach ihren mancherley Arten der Abgötterey, begreiffen.

      Zürich, David Herrliberger; gedruckt bey Daniel Eckenstein, Basel, 1748 2° (38 x 26.5 cm), gestochenes Titelblatt in Rot und Schwarz m. Vignette, 2 Bl. Dedikation, 217 S. (davon die S. 147 f. zweimal paginiert) m. 104 gestochenen Taf. (nummeriert von 1 - 104 - entsprechend den Verweisen im Text komplett; davon 7 gefaltet), 18 Bl. Register, 1 Bl. Verbesserung; Initialen u. Vignetten, OHPgt. d. Zt. m. Rundum-Rotschnitt in neuerem Lwd.-Schmuckschuber, Kl. Rückentitel von alter Hand, Deckel etw. fleckig u. an den Ecken etw. gebeugt, Exlibris a. Innendeckel, Titelbl. mit zwei, die Dedikationsbl. mit einem mittigen Risschen (4 bzw. jeweils 2 cm), 1 Bl. m. Riss im Gelenk unten, vereinzelt schwach finger- u. stockfl.; allg. gutes Ex. EA dieser Ausgabe. Enthält den Teil «Beschreibung der heutigen Gottesdienstlichen Pflichten und Gewohnheiten der abgöttischen Ost-Indianischen Völker» mit den Abteilungen 1: «Von ihrer Gottsgelahrtheit». 2: «Fortgesetzte Beschreibung des Gottesdienst der Ost-Indianischen Heyden». 3: «Von denen Religions-Gebräuchen der Chineser» und 4: «Von denen Religions-Gebräuchen der Japaner. Tartarn und Lappen»; sodann Abt. 5: «Beschreibung der heutigen Gottesdienstlichen Pflichten und Gewohnheiten der Perser. die gegenwärtig unter dem Rahmen der Bauern und Parsis bekannt sind; Wie auch der Africaner. Von denen Religions-Gebräuchen der Perser». gefolgt vom Teil: «Beschreibung der heutigen Gottesdienstlichen Pflichten und Gewohnheiten der Abgöttischen West-Indianischen Völker» mit Abt. 6: «Von denen Religions-Gebräuchen der Canadesen. Virginier. etc.». Abt. 7: «Von denen Religions-Gebräuchen der Floridaner. derer auf Hispaniola und der Mexicaner» und Abt. 8.: «Von denen Gebräuchen der Oestlichen Americaner; derer von Panama und anderer Südlichen ölker. der Parier. Brasilianer und alten Peruaner». Text dt.. die Legenden frz. - «David Herrliberger 1697 - 1777. ref.. von Zürich. [...] Der von Johann Melchior Füssli in Zürich ausgebildete Kupferstecher verbrachte seine Lehrjahre 1719-24 in Augsburg bei Johann Daniel Herz und 1724-28 in Amsterdam bei Bernard Picart. hielt sich dann in London auf und kehrte 1729 über Paris nach Zürich zurück. 1749-75 war er Eigentümer der Gerichtsherrschaft Maur und wohnte dort in der Burg. die er 1750 um einen Anbau erweiterte. H.s Bedeutung für die Buchgeschichte liegt in der Herausgabe von Druckgrafiken und illustrierten Druckschriften zur Landeskunde: 1740-41 drei Folgen mit 41 Ansichten von Herrschaftszentren des Zürcher Gebiets. 1748-51 Zürcher Ausrufer (156 Figuren). 1749 Basler Ausrufer und Zürcher Kleidertrachten (je 52 Figuren). 1750 Zürcher Kirchenbräuche (15 Abbildungen) und 1754-77 die Topografie der Eidgenossenschaft mit 328 Tafeln (unvollendet). Diese und weitere Publikationen. darunter als umfangreichstes Werk \"Heilige Ceremonien\" (1738-49) mit 540 Abbildungen nach Picart. bezeugen das unermüdl. Bestreben des Alleinunternehmers. nützl. Kenntnisse in Wort und Bild zu verbreiten» (HLS). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Religion - nichtchristliche Alte Drucke - nach 1550Neueingänge - Alte Drucke/ Faksimile

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        Observations sur la pratique des accouchemens, naturels, contre nature & monstrueux.

      Paris, D'Houry, 1748. ____ Remarquable illustration: un étrange portrait dépliant en frontispice où l'auteur montre du doigt un enfant mort-né. 16 autres planches montrent les manoeuvres de l'accouchement, deux sont dépliantes et à plusieurs sujets. L'accoucheur Cosme Viardel jouit à Paris d'une grande renommée dans la seconde moitié du XVIIème siècle. Son ouvrage est celui d'un praticien; il y réagit contre l'abus des instruments meurtriers dont on abusait tant alors. Coins inférieurs de la reliure usés, papier très légèrement bruni.*****. In-8. [190 x 120 mm] Collation : portrait, (8), 344, (8) pp. et 16 planches h.-t. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Observations sur la pratique des accouchemens, naturels, contre nature, & monstrueux.

      D'Houry, Paris 1748 - In-8 (191 x 119 mm) d'un front., 2 ff. n.ch., 344 pp. ch. 6 ff. n.ch. et 16 pl. h.-t.; basane, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque). N.L.M., 473. Illustré d'un frontispice représentant l'auteur touchant au front un enfant mort-né, et 16 planches dont deux dépliantes montrant les man?uvres de l'accouchement. Coiffes grossièrement restaurées.

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        Observations sur la pratique des accouchemens, naturels, contre nature, & monstrueux Avec une Méthode très facile pour secourir les femmes en toute sorte d'accouchements, sans se servir de crochets, ni d'aucun instrument, que de la main seule...

      Paris, chez d'Houry Père, 1748, in 8°, de 4ff. 344pp. 4ff. de table, ill. de 16 planches gravées h.t. dont 2 se dépl. et d'un portrait gravé se dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné de la marque à l'écureuil de la famille Fouquet, petite mouillure en marge des premiers ff. sinon bon exemplaire. (Olivier, Roton pl. 1398 fer n°6 "Enfin, on trouve des livres ne présentant comme marque de propriété qu'un écureuil frappé au milieu des plats, quelquefois répété aux angles ou même seulement frappé sur le dos. Nous pensons que ce fer a dû être gravé pour le surintendant et qu'il a été ensuite utilisé par d'autres membres de la famille Fouquet.") Cosme Viardel était chirurgien de la Reine Marie-Thérèse, mais aussi un accoucheur de renom; l'édition originale est de 1671. Son ouvrage est celui d'un praticien, et quoique sévèrement jugé par Mauriceau, on y trouve des observations intéressantes et une pratique fort judicieuse, comme par exemple son aversion pour les instruments meurtriers dont on abusait tant à l'époque. Avec de remarquables illustrations dont un étrange portrait dépliant où l'auteur montre du doigt un enfant mort-né, et 16 autres planches des différentes manoeuvres de l'accouchement. ¶ Dezeimeris IV, p.329.

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        A true copy of a survey of the Lordship and Manor of Hilborrow made in the year 1627.

      Manuscript in ink on 54 leaves, folio, each leaf 37.5 x 24 cms., ruled in red throughout, bound in the original card covers annotated on upper cover in an early 19th century hand ("To be handed over to Mr. Hardy"), the fore-edge of covers a little frayed otherwise in excellent state of preservation.Publisher: [Revised and updated]Year: 1748Edition:

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        SYSTEMA NATURAE Sistens Regna Tria Naturae, In Classes et Ordines Genera et Species Redacta Tabulisque Aeneis Illustrata.

      Leipzig, Germany: Godofr. Kiesewetteri, 1748. [vi], 224 pages of text, followed by 28 pages containing an index, etc. Original 18th century hardcover binding is heavily rubbed and worn, with some chipping to the extremities, and browned on the spine. Illustrated with a frontisportrait and eight additional plates. There is a slight separation of the text block between pages 1 and 2 and pages 14 and 15, remaining intact and functional. Lacks the front and rear blank endpapers. Previous owner's name neatly in the bottom margin of the title page: D. A. Neuwertz. There are two tiny wormholes affecting the outer margin of all pages prior to page 25. A few plates with what appears to be a few small ink dot marks. The text is unmarked. Stated on title page: Secundum sextam Stockholmiensem emendatam & auctam editionem. The seventh edition.. Seventh edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Biblia, Das ist, Die gantze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, . Martin Luthers. Sodann durch des gottseligen Johann Arnds Unterricht von Lesung der Bibel sehr bequem gemacht. Nebst einer Vorrede des Hochfürstlich-Marggräflich-Baden-Durlachischen Consistorii.

      Lörrach, S.A. de la Carriere 1748 - Folio. Gestochenes Frontispiz, 18 nn. Bl., 632, 120 S.; 2 nn. Bl., 211 S. Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder der Zeit über Holzdeckeln, mit 2 Schließen, Rotschnitt, (leicht beschabt, gering fleckig). Seltene badische Lutherbibel in der Überarbeitung von Johann Arnd. - Das Frontispiz mit einem Porträt des Markgrafen Carl Friderich zu Baden, gestochen von Chavin nach einer Vorlage von Risling. - Teils leicht stockfleckig, am oberen Rand braunfleckig, Besitzeintrag von alter Hand auf Vorsatz. Schönes Exemplar.

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        Plan of the attack by Lord Nelson, on the combined fleet, October 21st 1805.London, printed by J. Smeeton for Robert Dodd, November 1805. Aquatint plan (26.5 x 36.5 cm) coloured by a contemporary hand on a broadsheet (66 x 44 cm), with letterpress text below. Framed (85 x 60 cm).

      - For Dodd: L. Macfarlane, "Dodd, Robert (1748-1815)", in: ODNB (online ed.). Very well-preserved broadsheet commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805), including an attractive hand-coloured aquatint illustrating the commencement of the battle, where the British fleet led by Admiral Lord Nelson approaches the combines French and Spanish fleets in two columns to break the enemy formation into three. The broadsheet was published a month after the event and besides the aquatint plan, includes Vice-Admiral Collingwood's letters to the Admiralty describing the successful battle and the unfortunate loss of Nelson, and a list of the ships in both fleets."From about 1783 Dodd himself engraved and published over 100 aquatints of his work. Of interest are his sets of engravings of the battles of the Nile and Trafalgar. In his engravings as in his paintings his strength lies in the depiction of water and in accuracy of the details of ships' rigging, masts, and sails in different conditions. His prolific work is significant as a historical record, along with that of several contemporary marine painters working on the same subjects" (ODNB).In very good condition, with only an old, clean fold.

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        Historicae biblicae veteris et novi testamenti Augsburg Klauber

      

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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. Compiled, From Papers and other Materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his Direction By Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplin of his Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. The Second Edition. With Charts of the Southern Part of South America, of Part of the Pacific Ocean, and of the Track of the Centurion round the World.

      London; Printed for John and Paul Knapton, in Ludgate Street; 1748.. Second Edition; Octavo; pp. (xxiv), 548; Three folding engraved maps, bound in contemporary full calf, boards and spine ruled in gilt, red morocco spine label, title and date lettered in gilt on spine, bookplate of Francis Newgate of Nottingham on front fixed endpaper, hinges professionally strengthened, a good tight clean copy. While Great Britain was at war with Spain in 1740, Commodore George Anson led a squadron of eight ships on a mission to disrupt or capture Spain's Pacific possessions. Returning to Britain in 1744 by way of China and thus completing a circumnavigation, the voyage was most notable for the capture of an Acapulco galleon but also for horrific losses to disease with only 188 men of the original 1,854 surviving.

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        Cassandre

      Chez Antoine de Sommaville & Augustin Courbe & Toussaint Quinet. New complete edition of the novel having appeared from 1642 to 1645; illustrated with 5 headpieces for five games in 10 volumes.Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back with nerves decorated. As part beige morocco and volume number of brown sheepskin. Chez Antoine de Sommaville & Augustin Courbe & Toussaint Quinet A Paris 1748 in-12 (9,5x16cm) (16) 426pp. et (2) 470pp. (2) et (16) 636pp. et 679pp. (1) et (14) 554pp. (5) et 574pp. (1) et (16) 645pp. et (6) 648pp. 14 (2bc.) 632pp. (2) 4 (2bc.) 633-1213p. 10 volumes reliés

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        Les moeurs

      First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece, title of flagship repeated on three title pages and thumbnail 3 title. It would have seemed no less than 15 editions to date of 1748, and this first edition is not easy to find.Bound in full morocco contemporary hazelnut. Back with nerves decorated. part of title in red morocco. Triple net framing on the boards. gilt edges. A restored corner. Small friction. Very nice copy, fresh overall. S.n. S.l. 1748 in-12 (9,5x16,5cm) 3 parties reliées en un volume

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        Barbados.

      1748 - London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 290 x 260mm, set in text. A sea chart of the coasts of Barbados, with a letterpress description of the island and a woodcut coastal profile underneath, from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation.', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. It was original published by Thornton on the same plate as a chart of Bermuda, but for some reason the charts were separated, with the original title for Barbados also cut.

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        De l'Esprit des loix

      A counterfeit of the first edition published by Barrillot (with two 'r's) in Geneva in 1748. This counterfeit was produced by Laurent Durand and was printed in Paris by Prault, and is - thus - the second printed edition. Contemporary light brown speckled calf. Spine in six compartments with frames and gilt fleurons as well as title and volume labels in light brown morocco. Triple gilt fillet frame to covers, gilt frame of dentelles inside covers, all edges red. A few pale light angular dampstains. Trace of dampstaining to upper cover of volume I, small repairs to headpieces, joints (at head and foot) and corners. An emblematic, definitive book of the 18th century, the Spirit of the Laws, or the principles and tendencies which define the making of laws, had a decisive influence on political life and was a guide to the writing of the Constitution of 1791 as well as that of the United States.Montesquieu's (1689- 1755) general argument is that laws are not purely made by men - the spirit of the laws is "the various relationships of the laws with different things," - but that many elements go into making them. There are, thus, physical elements (the climate), moral elements (religion, custom), and so on. Moreover, a primitive justice is at the root of laws - there is thus indeed a spirit of the laws. But the book is not merely a treatise on the spirit that motivates law; it is above all a treatise on government and first and foremost, freedom. Though the book was extensively read, it was received with some coolness by the philosophers, who did not recognize Montesquieu as one of their own and held his conservatism against him. It was also heavily criticized by members of the Church.A very good copy.  ChezBarillot & Fils[Prault] Genève[Paris] s.d. (1748) in-4 (19x25cm) (8) XXIV : 522pp. (1p. errata) (1p. bl.) et (4) XVI ; 564pp. 2 volumes reliés

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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.

      Amsterdam: Chez L'honore & Fils. 1748. Two volumes in one, octavo, owner's name on title; contemporary French mottled calf. First edition of this important, controversial, and strangely prescient work, dedicated to Cyrano de Bergerac. By using the device of an imaginary voyage to India by a French missionary, and by presenting the work's philosophy as the beliefs of an Indian mystic, Maillet sought to make palatable his pre-Darwinian theories of evolution. Generally, the work was based on de Maillet's observations throughout Europe, and depends on the study of geological age to contradict the biblical chronology. Although most of the theory is sheer fancy - in particular his belief that the earth is in fact a burnt out star - his insistence on the importance of scientific study of rock formations was influential. It also uses classical and modern precedent to tentatively suggest that all life may in fact have had its origins in the sea.De Maillet (1656-1738) was a diplomat and explorer. His fame rests almost exclusively on this work, which Ward and Carozzi described as introducing 'the concept of slow changes over a great period of time and that of a diminishing ocean as well as the evolution of marine life into terrestrial life. Everybody read Telliamed'. The work was not published until ten years after de Maillet's death, and even then reluctantly, by his friend the Abbé Le Mascrier, who was also responsible for the work's dedication to Cyrano de Bergerac. Even with this posthumous publication, Le Mascrier still found it easier to attribute the work to an Indian philosopher (the eponymous 'Telliamed' is a simple inversion of the author's real name) in an attempt to dilute its radical impact. It is thought that Diderot was heavily influenced by this work in his shift from deism to atheism, and Sabin comments that it was 'long supposed to have suggested to Mr. Darwin his celebrated theory.'. A very good copy.

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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. First Edition. Telliamed is an anagram of Maillet, name of the author. Editing was done by J. Ant. Guers. The book is dedicated to Cyrano de Bergerac. Full sheepskin brown time. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Skillful restorations, almost invisible caps and nerves. Good copy, fresh. Maillet set up in this fictional work important theses he has wrought by his geological studies in Egypt and the Arabian countries, where he was also able to see rare manuscripts of scientific theories. He thinks that the earth is actually a star and she lives by perpetual cycles that lead again to become like the sun. This treaty is also known to bring the firstfruits of the theory of Darwinian evolution, Maillet by sea origin of all living beings. Contemporaries Maillet not admire his materialistic theories, which now seem so avant-garde and revolutionary. Maillet was Consul General of France in Egypt, and he gave several books about the country whose deep knowledge transformed his vision of the origin of the earth and geological theories. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez L'honoré fils à Amsterdam 1748 in-8 (11,5x19,5cm) (10) cxix, (7) 208pp. (1) ; 231pp. (1) 2 tomes reliés en un volume

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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.

      Amsterdam: L'honore & Fils. 1748. Two volumes in one, octavo, contemporary French calf gilt, flat spine gilt in compartments, spine with red morocco label and stamped 'JACOB' at foot. First edition of this important, controversial, and strangely prescient work, dedicated to Cyrano de Bergerac. By using the device of an imaginary voyage to India by a French missionary, and by presenting the work's philosophy as the beliefs of an Indian mystic, Maillet sought to make palatable his pre-Darwinian theories of evolution.De Maillet (1656-1738) was a diplomat and explorer. His fame rests almost exclusively on this work, which Ward and Carozzi described as introducing 'the concept of slow changes over a great period of time and that of a diminishing ocean as well as the evolution of marine life into terrestrial life. Everybody read Telliamed'.Generally, the work was based on de Maillet's observations throughout Europe, and depends on the study of geological age to contradict the biblical chronology. Although most of the theory is sheer fancy - in particular his belief that the earth is in fact a burnt out star - his insistence on the importance of scientific study of rock formations was influential. It also uses classical and modern precedent to tentatively suggest that all life may in fact have had its origins in the sea.The work was not published until ten years after de Maillet's death, and even then reluctantly, by his friend the Abbé Le Mascrier, who was also responsible for the work's dedication to Cyrano de Bergerac. Even with this posthumous publication, Le Mascrier still found it easier to attribute the work to an Indian philosopher (the eponymous 'Telliamed' is a simple inversion of the author's real name) in an attempt to dilute its radical impact. It is thought that Diderot was heavily influenced by this work in his shift from deism to atheism, and Sabin comments that it was 'long supposed to have suggested to Mr. Darwin his celebrated theory.'. One or two spots.

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        Memorie Istoriche Della Gran Cupola Del Tempio Vaticano E De' Danni Di Essa , E De' Ristoramenti Loro Divise In Libri Cinque.

      Folio (460 x 325 mm). Five books in one volume. Contemporary quarter calf over patterned paper-covered boards, brown morocco and gilt lettering piece to the spine, all edges speckled red; pp. [8], 118 leaves paginated in four columns recto and verso, apart from the final leaf which is paginated on the recto only, the pagination includes 9 folding, etched plates lettered A-G, H-K, 19 folding, etched plates hors-texte, numbered I-XIX; the binding rather rubbed at the extremities, the corners bumped, with some loss of the paper covering the boards, internally a bright, crisp copy. Provenance: 1. John Lewis Wolfe (1798-1881), architect and stockbroker, with his ink signature dated Rome, 1822, to the upper margin of the title 2. Joseph Gwilt (1784-1863), architect, with his engraved armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. 3. Sir Albert Richardson P.R.A. (1880-1964), architect, author and teacher, with his engraved bookplate to the front pastedown and his ink signature dated 1907 to the recto of the ffep. While the overall design of St. Peter's in Rome was Michelangelo's, work on the building continued throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries under a number of architects, each modifying the original design to a greater or lesser degree. The dome itself was left unfinished at the time of Michelangelo's death in 1564 and work on it was continued, first by Vignola, and then by Giacomo della Porta, the latter altering the profile of the dome to improve its stability. Nevertheless cracks appeared almost immediately upon its completion. Work on the nave and the façade of the building by Carlo Maderno and then Bernini probably contributed to a further weakening of the dome, a problem exacerbated by earthquakes occurring in 1703 and 1730. Nothing, however, was done to address the problem until the election of Benedict XIV as Pope in 1740. He appointed four successive commissions to report in exhaustive detail on the fabric of the entire building, the conclusion on each occasion being that in general the structure was basically sound and in particular that there was no danger of the dome collapsing. It wasn't until a fifth commission of twenty-nine experts under Giovanni Poleni, the Professor of Mathematics at the University of Padua, that a number of solutions were proposed: these included, as James Lees-Milne notes, 'substituting copper for lead on the dome, ... filling up the spaces made for Bernini's staircases to the loggias within the four crossing piers, ... strengthening the buttresses of the drum, and removing the lantern.' In the end it was Poleni's own proposal that prevailed, advising that the worst cracks should be filled and that the dome be encircled at strategic points with iron trusses; the positions of these may be seen in Plate K of the present volume. The work was carried out between 1743 and 1744 by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli. The Memorie was commissioned by Benedict in 1745 as record of the remedial works and comprises a history of the dome, details of the work of the fifth commission and the solution. The etched plates and ornaments are by Pietro Monaco after drawings by Poleni and Antonio Visentini respectively. According to Poleni himself only 700 copies of the Memorie, were printed. The present work has an interesting provenance having belonged to the architect, James Lewis Wolfe. It appears to have been purchased by him in Rome in 1822 at the end of a tour of Europe in the company of fellow architects that included Thomas Leverton Donaldson, the co-founder and first President of the R.I.B.A. Subsequently the volume seems to have found its way into the library of the architect Joseph Gwilt, to whom Wolfe had been articled in 1813. Wolfe's architectural career was short, concluding when he joined his brother's newly established company as a stockbroker, the pair establishing a highly successful business that continued until 1848. An interest in architecture, however, was continued by James, acting as adviser to his close friend, the architect Charles Barry. The design of the latter's Travellers' Club and the Reform Club both in London, owe much to Wolfe who had encouraged Barry to make a close study of the principal Renaissance buildings of Florence and Rome. In 1907 the volume was acquired by Sir Albert Richardson. Lees-Milne, James. St. Peter's. Hamish Hamilton, 1967. BAL Early Printed Books 2588

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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... 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.

      London: Printed for the Author by John and Paul Knapton, 1748. Thick quarto, with strong impressions of all 42 folding engraved plates and maps, with the single leaf of directions to the bookbinder for placing the engravings; later half calf over original marbled boards. First edition, one of 350 large or 'royal paper' copies, much superior to the relatively ill-proportioned ordinary paper issue. Cox calls the present imprint "the genuine first" and notes two issues, one for the author and the genuine first, with p. 319 misnumbered, as here. This may also be a subscriber's copy as it has the armorial bookplate of an E. Lloyd: four Lloyds appear in the List of Subscribers, one of them "Ellis Lloyd Esq;".Anson's Voyage, 'a masterpiece of descriptive travel' (Hill) and one of the great publishing successes of the eighteenth century, was widely read and it is unusual to find copies in as excellent condition as this. The narrative, based on Anson's own journal, had an enormous popular success: for the mid-eighteenth-century reader, it was the epitome of adventure, and it was translated into several European languages and stayed in print through numerous editions for many years.'Anson's voyage of 1740-44 holds a unique and terrible place in British maritime history. [When] Anson reached the coast of China in November 1742 he was left with one ship and a handful of men, some of whom had "turned mad and idiots". The most extraordinary part of the voyage was still to come, for despite his losses Anson was determined to seize the treasure galleon that made the annual voyage from Acapulco to Manila. Laden with Peruvian silver, she was the "Prize of all the Oceans". In June 1743 Anson intercepted the Nuestra Señora de Covadonga, and in a 90-minute action forced her surrender. After refitting at Canton he returned home the next year to find himself compared with Drake, and his exploits with the long-remembered feats of arms against the Spain of Philip II. The casualties were forgotten as the public celebrated a rare triumph in a drab and interminable war... , and in 1748 the long-awaited authorised account appeared under the name of Richard Walter, chaplain on the Centurion, and became a best-seller. Walter's volume has formed the basis of all accounts of Anson's voyage from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. The book, more fully illustrated than any similar work up to that time, was both a stirring story of adventure at sea and an exhortation to further Pacific enterprise' (Glyn Williams, The prize of all the oceans. The triumph and tragedy of Anson's voyage round the world, 1999, pp. xvii-xviii; and for the long-standing dispute over authorship see appendix I: Williams concludes that Walter may have commenced the work and saw it through the press, but Benjamin Robins, a talented and versatile mathematician and an experienced writer, was primarily responsible for its literary quality. There is, however, no doubt that Anson closely scrutinised the text and in everything except stylistic terms the narrative is Anson's own interpretation of events). A few stains internally but generally in extremely good condition.

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        The Cornutor of Seventy-Five. Being a genuine narrative of the life, adventures, and amours, of Don Ricardo Honeywater, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians at Madrid, Salamanca, and Toledo; and President of the Acadamy of Sciences in Lapland. Containing, amongst many other diverting particulars, his intrigue with Dona Maria W------s, of Via Vinculosa, anglice, Fetter-Lane, in the City of Madrid. Written originally, in Spanish, by the author of Don Quixot, and translated into English by a graduate of the College of Mecca in Arabia.

      Printed for J. Cobham, near St. Paul's. [1748] vi, [1], 8-29, [1]p blank; 8vo. Bound without half title, some old faint waterstaining at head of first 4 leaves, sl. scattered foxing. Later, but not recent, half calf, marbled boards, gilt lettered spine. Contemporary note at head of titlepage reading 'a jolly thing against Dr Mead'.ESTC T61804, first edition of this lively satire in novel form on Richard Mead, the physician. A cornutor is 'a cuckold maker'. 'The Minute came, and Dona and the Don are now in Bed, well warmed and richly perfumed, and Nature stimulated by the Power of Drugs; but the genial Heat was gone, the pendant Vessels could never be replete, nor raised by Art to their pristine Vigour. The old Youth clasped the longing Nymph, with feeble Eagerness, in his withered Arms, and she yielded to the foetid Embrace; but, in the critical Minute, his Courage failed him, and, full of Remorse, he shrunk into his feeble State of Inactivity: Thus baffling, and baffled, they pass'd an Hour or two to the great Mortification of both. At last, a Thought struck the Nymph in the Head, which she hinted to the Don. She was soon understood, and the Scheme was put into Practice with as much Severity as ever Pedant flogg'd his Pupil. The Don's Posteriors were taught a Feeling, if nothing else was; but all in vain.'

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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]

      Early Reprint London 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 MDCCXLVIII [1748] 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. Borba de Moraes 38. Near Fine 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. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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

      London: Printed for the author's children and sold by A. Millar, et al. 1748. First edition, large-paper copy, of Maclaurin's statement of Newtonian theory, one of the three "most outstanding popular introductions to Newtonian science of the eighteenth century" (I. B. Cohen, Franklin and Newton, 1956, p. 209). "Though a number of other general expositions of Newton's thought were published during the eighteenth century, Maclaurin's Account has long been recognized as the leading authoritative statement of mainstream Newtonianism" (DNB). "Gifted with a genius for geometrical investigation second only to Newton's... Maclaurin, the one mathematician of the first rank trained in Great Britain in the [18th] century, confirmed Newton's exclusive influence over British mathematics" (ibid.). After Newton's death in March 1727, his nephew-in-law John Conduitt started to collect materials for a biographical memoir of Newton and applied to several of Newton's contemporaries, including Maclaurin, for assistance. Although Conduitt's memoir never materialized (although some of the materials he collected made their way into Fontenelle's Éloge in 1728), his request prompted Maclaurin to prepare an account not only of Newton's discoveries in astronomy, gravitation and mechanics (though omitting his work on optics), but also of the philosophical systems that preceded Newton's. Maclaurin had nearly completed this work when, during the Jacobite rebellion of 1745, a Highland army marched upon Edinburgh. Maclaurin took a prominent part in preparing trenches and barricades for the city's defense. As soon as the rebel army captured Edinburgh, Maclaurin fled to England until it was safe to return. But the ordeal of his escape ruined his health, and he died at age 48. "Only a few hours before his death he dictated the concluding passage of his work on Newton's philosophy, in which he affirmed his unwavering belief in a future life" (DSB VIII: 612). Maclaurin's pupil at Edinburgh, Patrick Murdoch (d. 1774), published the book by subscription for the benefit of Maclaurin's children, prefaced by a memoir of the author that is the chief authority for the life and writings of Maclaurin. Maclaurin gives a hagiographical and nationalistic account of the philosophical importance of Newton, presenting him as a great synthesizer of ideas. He drew attention to the issue of methodology: to the classic procedures of induction, deduction and verification, noting that the scientist "should begin with phenomena, or effects, and from them investigate the powers or causes that operate in nature; that from particular causes we should proceed to the more general ones, till the argument ends in the most general: this is the method of analysis. Being once possessed of these causes, we should then descend in a contrary order, and from them, as established principles, explain all the phenomena that are their consequences, and prove our explications; and this is the synthesis. It is evident that, as in mathematics, so in natural philosophy, the investigation of difficult things by the method of analysis, ought ever to precede the method of composition, or the synthesis. For in any other way we can never be sure that we assume the principles that really obtain in nature; and that our system, after we have composed it with great labour, is not mere dream and illusion." The empirical work of others such as the continental astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler is noted but subordinated, the 'philosophical improvement' of their work 'reserved' for Newton. Also notable is a lengthy discussion of Newton's theology, showing the persistent relevance of this facet of Newtonianism to the gentlemanly natural philosopher of the 18th century. A child prodigy, Colin Maclaurin (1698-1746) entered the University of Glasgow aged 11. At the age of 19 he was elected a professor of mathematics at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and two years later he became a fellow of the Royal Society of London, and there became acquainted with Newton. On the recommendation of Newton, he was made a professor of mathematics at the University of Edinburgh in 1725. In 1740 he shared, with Leonhard Euler and Daniel Bernoulli, the prize offered by the French Academy of Sciences for an essay on tides. His most important work, Treatise of Fluxions (1742), was written in reply to criticisms by Bishop George Berkeley that Newton's calculus was based on faulty reasoning. The subscriber's list names 1,227 subscribers who ordered 1,436 copies. Babson 85; Gray 112; Macclesfield 1285. Large 4to (289 x 231 mm), pp [xxviii], xx, 392, and six folding engraved plates with 71 figures. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt (minor restoration to ends of joints and capitals, some light scuffing). This copy is larger than the large-paper copies in both the Macclesfield library (285 x 222mm) and the Richard Green library (288 x 227mm).

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