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        Il Malmantile racquistato di Perlone Zipoli colle note di Puccio Lamoni e d'altri. al CHIARISSIMO PADRE D. GIANPIETRO BERGANTINI CHERICO REGOLARE.

      Nella Stamperia di Stefano Orlandini, Venezia 1748 - Due volumi in 4° ( 29x21); pagine (16) + XXXXVIII + 412 (2) ; (6) + 419 - 860 . Esemplare in barbe con legatura cartonata coeva alla rustica in perfette condizioni. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con bella Marca Tipografica rappresentante "bambino che gioca" . Tre ritratti calcografici, due dei quali rapresentano Lorenzo Lippi, l'altro Paolo Minucci. N. 2 Tavole rappresentanti il "Malmantile raquistato" una per ciascun volume, iniziali, finalini e frontalini incisi impreziosiscono l'intera opera. La presente opera è accresciuta rispetto le precedenti edizioni della vita dell'autore scritta da Filippo Baldinucci, di notizie storiche e letterarie su Paolo Minucci, primo commentatore dell'opera, e di un nutrito corpo di note di Anton Maria Biscioni e Anton Maria Salvini. (Perlone Zipoli è l'anagramma di Lorenzo Lippi - Puccio Lamoni è l'anagramma di Paolo Minucci)

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        Les Principes de la Morale et du Gout. Traduits de l'Anglois de M. Pope Par M. du Resnel . Nouvelle edition, Augmentee de la Boucle de Cheveux Enlevee, Poeme Heroi-Comique. [And] Examen de l'Essay de M.Pope sur l'Homme, Par M. de Crousaz.

      A Paris Chez Briasson. 1748 - 2 volumes in 1. 12mo, 162 x 88 mms., pp. [viii], lvi, [4], 296, 168, contemporary calf, spine ornately gilt in compartments, morocco label; top of spine chipped. With the name "Daureillan" in a contemporary hand on the title-page. Contained in a late 18th or an early 19th century pull-off case (or slipcase) of sheepskin, 173 x 115 mms., gilt border on back and front of case, and within a gilt lozenge the name "Maria Miccioni," spine gilt. An attractive item. These translations of Pope's Essay on Man, Essay on Criticism, and The Rape of the Lock seem to proliferate exponentially after about 1727, when du Resnel's translations were published [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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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.

      Verlag Caspar Fritschens Witwe,, Leipzig, 1748 - Leipzig, Verlag Caspar Fritschens Witwe, 1748-1749. 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. Sprache: Deutsch Pergamentband der Zeit mit geprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Systema naturae [.]. Editio sexta, emendate et aucta.

      IMPENSIS GODOFR. KIESEWETTER I, STOCKHOLMIAE 1748 - [4]-224-[28] pp., complet des 8 planches en facsimilé à la fin de l'ouvrage. Célèbre ouvrage du botaniste suédois qui fut considérablement augmentée au fil des ans (édition originale : Leiden, 1735). # Pritzel 5404; # pas dans Nissen, BBI. 1 volumes. Quelques ff brunis, taches brunes sur le plat inférieur, petite tache noire au dos. Bon état. Reliure de l'époque : plein vélin à couture apparente, dos lisse.

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        (World Map from Keur bible): Wereldkaart

      Dordrecht: Keur, 1748. Very good double hemisphere world map from a Keur bible, b&w as issued. The engraver/designer for this map was J. v. Jagen (sculps. et dir.; engraved on lower central edge of plate just inside neatline). Folds as issued. Two smaller spheres upper (Polus Arcticus) and lower (Polus Antarcticus) center. The majority of place names and verso text are in Dtuch. The decorative allegorical surrounds are quite nice. The map image measures 30 x 45 cm, with the diameter of each hemisphere measuring 22 cm. The Keur family were active bible publishers from the mid 17th to mid 18th centuries. This particular map corresponds to variant K III, entry 137, p. 205 in Poortman and Augusteijn's "Kaarten in Bijbels..." The map date is approximate. There is no recto title banner for this issue.. Very Good. Map.

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        Les Modes de Zurich - Les Crieurs de Zurich - Basslerische Ausruff-Bilder

      Chez David Herrliberger 1748-1759 - In-folio, demi-vélin ivoire, dos lisse orné du titre doré et d'un petit fleuron (reliure postérieure), 33 ff RECUEIL RARISSIME regroupant TROIS SERIES COMPLETES de gravures ravissantes réalisées par l'illustrateur zurichois David Herrliberger (1697-1777): - "Les Modes de Zurich ou représentation exacte des principales espèces d'habillements, qui sont en usage dans la ville". 6 ff. ornés de 52 gravures en noir avec les "explications en alleman et en français". - "Les Crieurs de Zurich". 18 ff. ornés de 156 gravures en noir "qui représentent les divers personnages qui apportent des vivres & autres marchandises dans la ville de Zurich". Le premier tirage de 52 gravures (1748) fut écoulé en l'espace de trois semaines; un second tirage fut publié la même année. 52 nouvelles gravures furent ensuite publiées en 1749 puis en 1752. Dans notre exemplaire, les légendes sont en allemand, le texte français figure sur 3 ff. - "Basslerische Aussruff-Bilder, vorstellende Diejenige Personen, welche in Basel allerhand so wol verkäuffliche, als andere Sachen, mit der gewohnlichen Land- und Mund-Art ausruffen. 6 ff. ornés de 52 gravures en noir, légendes en allemand uniquement Au total, 260 GRAVURES de 8 x 5,2 cm Lonchamp 1464 David Herrliberger est également connu pour ses ouvrages sur la topographie helvétique et les cérémonies religieuses. Rousseurs, surtout présentes dans les premières pages, sinon essentiellement marginales

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        L'asiatique tolérant. Traité à l'usage de Zéokinizul roi des Kofirans, surnommé Le Chéri. Ouvrage traduit de l'arabe du voyageur Bekrinoll par Mr de ***** J'excuse les erreurs et non les cruautés.

      chez Durand 1748 - - chez Durand, A Paris L'an 24 du traducteur [1748], in 12, XXVIII, 145pp. (1) (10)., Un Vol. relié. - Rare Edition originale de cet ouvrage à clefs (catalogue des clefs en fin d'ouvrage) imprimé par Marc-Michel Rey à Amsterdam. Cartonnage brun moucheté fin XVIII° ou début XIX°. « Cet ouvrage a été attribué à Crébillon fils, dont on retrouve l'anagramme dans le nom du prétendu voyageur » ,Quérard II, 454. mais il lui a été attribué par erreur, Crébillon étant l'auteur des amours de Zéonizikul, roi des Kofirans, satire des relations entre Louis XV et Mme de Pompadour, cette suite a en fait été écrite par M de la Baumelle (1726-1773 Laurent Angliviel de la), Barbier I, 305. XXVIII, 145pp. (1) (10). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Magni Hippocratis Coi, Opuscula Aphoristica semeiotico-therapeutica VIII. Una cum Jurejurando, Græce et Latine ex interpretatione A. Foesii, aliorumque . exarata. Beigebunden: Speculum Hippocraticum, notas et praesagia morborum, nec non varia medendi praecepta / ex magni Hippocratis Coi monumentis, . in usum sacrae gentis Asclepiadae concinnatum.

      Basilea, Joh. Jacobi Episcopi (beide), 1748/1747 - 8°, Titelkupfer, 25 Bl., 448 S., 10 Bl.; 300 S., Ldr. d. Zeit, goldgeprägt., Etwas berieben, einge S. gebräunt, schönes Exemplar Zweispaltige Ausgabe. Ubersetzung aus dem Griechischen ins Lateinische von Lucas Verhoofd. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sicherer und Geschwinder Artzt,, oder Vollständiges Arzneybuch, worinn alle Krankheiten des menschlichen Leibes, samt derselben Kuren in alphabetischer Ordung beschrieben seyn,

      Basel, Hans Jakob Bischoff, 1748 - mit einem Frontispiz (dieses mit geringen Randläsuren und einem Fleckchen), einem zweifarbigen Titel in Rot-schwarz zahlreichen hübschen Titel- Kopf- und Schlusvignetten, (27) Blätter, 1118 (recte 1116) Seiten, (14) Blätter (index in deutscher und lateinischer Sprache) Theodor Zwinger (der Jüngere) 1658 - 1724, war Physiker und Arzt und stammte aus einer berühmten Basler Gelehrten-Familie. Nach Aufenthalten in Frankreich, insbesondere in Paris und Strassburg, erhielt er zunächste einen Lehrstuhl der Rhetorik, später für Physik, bevor er sich 1711 gänzlich der Medizin zuwandte. Der vorliegende Titel stellt seine bedeutenste Arbeit dar, die in mehreren Auflagen erschien. Die vorliegend 7. Auflage ist die maßgebliche Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 11x18, braunes O Ldr der Zeit mit Rückentitel und reicher Vergoldung am Buchrücken, siebende (7.) Auflage, auf das Neue übersehen, verbessert und vermehrt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apparatus historico criticus antiquitatum sacri codicis et gentis Hebraeae. Uberrimis annotationibus in Thomae Goodwini Mosen et Aaronem subministravit Ioh. Gottlob Carpzov.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Gleditsch, 1748. - X, (6), 164, (2), 820, (66) SS. Mit gest. Portraitfrontispiz (C. G. Geve pinx., J. M. Bernigeroth sc.) und gest. Vignette am rot-schwarz gedruckten Titel. Marmorierter Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Gr.-4to. Erste Ausgabe. "Reichhaltiger Thesaurus hebräischer Antiquitäten, in welchem er Goodwin's Forschung (Moses et Aaron 1662) erläuterte und vermehrte [.] Carpzov nimmt innerhalb der Geschichte der biblischen Kritik eine hervorragende Stellung ein" (ADB). - Einband gering berieben; unbedeutende Wurmspuren an Rücken und im Bug der ersten Bll. Gutes, kaum fleckiges Exemplar. Fürst I, 146. Meusel II, 41. ADB IV, 25. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A New and Exact Plan of the Cities of London & Westminster and the Borough of Southwark. With all ye Additional New Buildings to ye Present Year sss. Note The Line Mark't Thus [symbol] (In Ye Map) Encompasses Ye City Of London &.c As It Was In Q. Elizabeth's Reign By Which The Vast Increase Of Ye Buildings Since That Time May Be Nearly Estimated.

      Printed And Sold By John Bowles At The Black Horse In Cornhill 1748 - Large engraved plan on two sheets joined, original hand-colour in outline. Dimensions: 640 by 990mm (25.25 by 39 inches). State 4: with the imprint of John Bowles substituted. 'Westminster Bridge' is marked in vignette side view, with 'London Bridge' re-engraved in vertical view to match. This state not recorded in Howgego: Printed Maps Of London, but cf. 71, intermediate between (2) & (3).

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

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

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        Histoire des Sarrasins, contenant. Leurs premieres conquêtes, & ce qu’ils ont fait de plus remarquable sous les onze premiers Khalifes ou Successeurs de Mahomet. Traduit De l’Anglais [par Auguste-Fr. Jault] de Simon Ockley, Professeur en Langue Arabe dans l’Université de Cambrige.

      Paris, Nyon, 1748 - 2 vol. in-12° ; (2)-CVIII-505 pp./XXXVI-484 pp-(1), plein veau marbré, triple filet or d’encad. sur les plats, dos joliment orné, tranches rouges, édition originale de la trad. française, rel. de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. « Ouvrage estimé. » (Brunet IV, 155). Blackmer II, 236. Cox I, 220. Gay, 98. Édition originale de la traduction française.Very nice set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Le Livre Jaune contenant quelques conversations sur les Logomachies, c'est-à-dire sur les Disputes de mots, abus de termes, contradictions, double entente, faux sens, que l'on employe dans les Discours, et dans les Ecrits.

      A Bâle, 1748. - in-8. 12ff. 184pp. Demi-veau, dos à nerfs orné (reliure du 19e siècle, quelques défauts). Edition Originale très rare, tirée sur papier jaune à quelques exemplaires seulement (trente ou cinquante selon les sources), de cet ouvrage curieux distribué par l'auteur à ses amis. Malgré l'attribution persistante qui en fut faite par les bibliographes au collectionneur et numismate Claude Gros de Boze, il semble plutôt être l'œuvre du naturaliste et médecin Gilles Augustin Bazin (1681-1754). "Bazin était un esprit véritablement encyclopédique. II a laissé des observations minutieuses dans les domaines scientifiques les plus divers, consignées dans l'abondante correspondance adressée a Réaumur, et dispersées aussi travers des publications imprimées. Celles-ci, en nombre relativement restreint, portent plus particulierement sur l'histoire naturelle des insectes et surtout celle des abeilles" (Klein). Ces dialogues sur les questions philosophiques du temps, qui constituent apparemment le seul ouvrage philosophique de l'auteur, sont notamment précédés par d'intéressantes considérations sur le confort de lecture des papiers colorés dont Bazin proposait de généraliser l'usage. "On sentira plus facilement par cette Epreuve, l'effet et les avantages que l'on en peut attendre. Le bien du Commerce concourt encore à rendre ma proposition intéressante. Le papier de Hollande est plus blanc que le nôtre ( ). Si donc on imprimait dorénavant sur du papier coloré, en renonceant à la blancheur, on pourroit se passer de celui de l'étranger et nos manufactures s'en trouveroient mieux". Quelques salissures, reliure un peu manipulée, mais bon exemplaire. Sur Bazin voir Marc Klein, "Le 'Traité sur l'Acier d'Alsace' de Gilles-Augustin Bazin" (in: "Revue d'Histoire des Sciences, vol. 20, 1967). Mayeul Chaudon, Dictionnaire Universel, I, p.245: "imprimé à trente exemplaires seulement sur papier végétal". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Publicatie. De Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden . doen te weeten . goedgevonden hebben het octroy voor deesen aan de Oostindische Compagnie deeser landen verleent/ en te meermaalen gecontinueert/ wederom te continueeren/ en te prolongeeren/ voor den tijd van twintig jaaren .

      - 's Gravenhage, Jacobus Scheltus, 1748. Broadside with woodcut coat of arms of the Republic. Ca. 41 x 30 cm.* Official announcement by the States General of the eighth extension of the charter of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) for a period of twenty years, from January I, 1755, to December 31, 1774. The announcement is dated September 19, 1748. - A nice copy.Landwehr, VOC, 21.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        LES LOIX DES BATIMENS, SUIVANT LA COUTUME DE PARIS, Traitant de ce qui concerne les Servitudes réelles, les Rapports des Jurés-Experts, les Réparations Locatives, Douairières, Usufruitières, Bénéficiales, &c.

      - Paris, 1748. 12x20 cm. Ouvrage en 2 parties reliées en un fort volume : Préface + Table + 437 pages + 204 pages + Table. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau moucheté. Dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons dorés. Titre sur pièce de maroquin bordeaux. Dos et coins frottés. Petits manques sur les coiffes, sinon ouvrage solide et de bonne tenue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        English Liberty in Some Cases Worse than French Slavery, Exemplified

      1748. English Taxation: Worse Than French Slavery? [Philalethes]. English Liberty in Some Cases Worse than French Slavery: Exemplified by Animadversions Upon the Tyrannical and Anti-Constitutional Power of the Justices of the Peace, Commissioners of Excise, Customs, And Land-Tax, &c. Containing a Particular Relation of the Barbarous and Oppressive Methods Made Use of in Raising the Land-Tax of This Kingdom, Compared with an Historical Narrative of the More Mild, And Equitable Measures Pursued in Raising the Taxes, Call'd the Taille and Taillon, The Most Oppressive in France. In a Letter Address'd to the Serious Consideration of the Lesser Freeholders and Electors of Great-Britain. London: Printed for M. Cooper, 1748. [iv], 96 pp. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into contemporary three-quarter sheep over marbled boards. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, light rubbing to boards, front hinge starting. Light toning to text, light soiling to title page, internally clean. A nice copy. * Only edition. The essay is signed "Philalethes," and is catalogued under that name in Kress and Goldsmiths. Dedicated, significantly, to Great Britain's "lesser Freeholders and Electors," it compares the tax burden imposed "arbitrarily" on English citizens with that of other, supposedly less democratic, European countries. OCLC locates 1 copy in a North American law library (Harvard). Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature 8351. The Kress Library of Business and Economics 4922. English Short-Title Catalogue T103148.

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        Tractatus anatomico physiologicus de uqinto pare nervorum cerebri.

      Abraham Vandenhoeck,, Göttingen, 1748 - Göttingen, Abraham Vandenhoeck, 1748. 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. Sprache: N Halbleinwandband um 1850 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DESCRIPTION DE LA GUINEE.

      . Livre neuvieme de Historie Generales des Voyages, ou nouvelle Collection de toutes les Relations de Voyages par mer et par Terre...Les figures & les cartes ont ete gravees par & sous la direction de J. van der Schley, eleve distingue du celebre Picart le Romain. Cinquieme partie. + La Description des Cotes, depuis Rio da Volta jusqu'au Cap Lope Consalvo. Livre dixieme de Histoire Generales des Voyages. La Haye: Pierre de Hondt 1748. Med i alt 42 kort og tavler, mange foldede, visende dyr, stammefolk, musikinstrumenter m.m. 4to. 484 + [2] s. Indb. i et samt. hellaederbd. med forgyldt ryg.<br>With all in all 42 maps and plates, many folding, showing animals, tribes, musical instruments etc. Bound in one contp. full leather binding with gilt spine..

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        Bd. 02. Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen ..,.

      Lpz., Arkstee & Merkus, 1748.. 30 Bll., 520 SS., 20 Bll. und 41( teilw. mehrf. gefalt.) Tafeln, gr.- 8°. GLdr.- Bd. d. Zt. m. Rvg. ( st. ber., besch. u. best.). Cox 1,32; Engelmann 107. - Von Schwabe u.a. besorgte Übersetzung der großen Reisesammlung des Abbe Prevost. Der vorliegende Bd. 2 behandelt Afrika sowie die Kanarische Inseln mit folgenden Grafiken: Karte der Kanarischen Inseln, Karte von Teneriffa, Teneriffa und Gomera, Begräbnishöhle der Guanchen; Karte von Madeira und Porto Santo, Funchal, Karte von den Eylanden des grünen Vorgebirges ( St. Nicholas, Fuego, Sal, Bonavista, Mayo, Jago, St. Antonio), Elfenbeinküste, Sierra Leone und Senegal und vieles mehr komplettieren diesen interessanten Einzelband. - Mit einem schönen Exlibris von Bernigeroth von 1762.

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        Mémoires de l'Académie des Colporteurs

      - Paris, de l'imprimerie ordinaire de l'Académie, 1748. In-12, VIII-319-(1) p., plein veau lisse moucheté, dos orné, double filet sur les plats, frontispice et 8 planches hors-texte (une rognée) (petit manque à la coiffe inférieure). Ex-libris (M. de Gourgue). Edition originale de cette ?uvre badine de Caylus négligée par Uzanne, "qui, sous prétexte de filer les marchands de livres interdits, égrèn[e] les historiettes dans une veine délicieusement vibrante, et parfois bien rabelaisienne" (E. Dussert, Une forêt cachée, p.33). * Barbier, III, 197. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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        The eight volumes of letters writ by a Turkish spy, who liv'd five and forty years undiscover'd at Paris: giving an impartial account to the divan at Constantinople, of the most remarkable transactions of Europe: and discovering several intrigues and secrets of the Christian courts (especially of that of France) continued from the year 1637, to the year 1682. Written originally in Arabick. Translated into Italian, from thence into English. And now published with a large historical preface and index to illustrate the whole. By the translator of the first volume.

      printed by A. Wilde for G. Strahan [et al.], London 1748 - 8 volumes, 12mo, engraved frontispiece in vol. 1 of Mahmut, the Turkish Spy; title-pp. of vols. 2-8 state "twelfth edition;" early ownership signature in vol. 1 of Elizabeth Jackson; full contemporary calf, red morocco labels on spine (3 missing); all joints either cracked or starting, cords holding, spine ends slightly chipped; a good set, generally sound. Translated by Daniel Saltmarsh. Boswell cites Johnson in the Life: "There are two subjects of curiosity - the Christian world and the Mahometan world." When Boswell asked if the Turkish Spy was a genuine book, Johnson replied: "No, sir. Mrs. Manley, in her 'Life,' says that her father wrote the first two volumes: and in another book, 'Dunton's Life and Errors,' we find that the rest was written by one Sault, at two guineas a sheet, under the direction of Dr. Midgeley." First published in English in 1691-94. "The first volume (by Marana, an Italian resident of France, and who died in 1693) is a translation of a manuscript original in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, published in French (as l'Espin du Grand Seigneur) and in Italian in 1684. Volumes II-VIII are of uncertain authorship, and were not translated from the French. It is thought that the author of these volumes was the literary hack, William Bradshaw, who worked for John Dunton and then Robert Midgely. Midgely is considered by some to be the editor of the work. The Turkish Spy fathered a new genre of literature, the "pseudo-foreign letter," of which Montesquieu's Lettres persanes and Goldsmith's Chinese Letters are among the most famous examples" (Blackmer Sale, lot 210).

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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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        Statick des Gebluts ...., 4 parts

      Halle, 1748. First German Edition. Contemp. half leather. A very good copy. 4to., There is one copper eng. plate. One of the classics of physiology containing the author's work on haemodynamics. The book contains the first measurement of arterial and venous pressures and estimated cardiac output and velocity of blood flow. The edition offered here is the first German language edition; it also contains Sauvgae's studies on inflammation and fever. See G - M # 765 (Eng. ed.); Horblit 45b (Eng. ed.); Waller # 3981.

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        Collection of First Editions of Smollett&#146;s Works

      London: [various publishers], 1748. - A Fine Collection of Smollett First Editions [SMOLLETT, Tobias]. The Adventures of Roderick Random. In Two Volumes. London: Printed for J. Osborn, 1748. [Together with:] The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane. A New Translation, by the Author of Roderick Random. Adorned with Thirty-Three Cuts, Neatly Engraved. In Four Volumes. London: Printed for J. Osborn, 1750. [And:] The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle. In which are included, Memoirs of a Lady of Quality. In Four Volumes. London: Printed for the Author: And Sold by D. Wilson, 1751. [And:] The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom. By the Author of Roderick Random. In Two Volumes. London: Printed for W. Johnston, 1753. [And:] The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves. By the Author of Roderick Random. In Two Volumes. London: Printed for J. Coote, 1762. [And:] The History and Adventures of an Atom. In Two Volumes. London: Printed for J. Almon, 1769. [And:] The Expedition of Humphry Clinker. By the Author of Roderick Random. In Three Volumes. London: Printed for W. Johnston, and B. Collins, 1671 [i.e., 1771]. [And:] The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses. Translated from the French of Messire François Salignac de la Mothe-Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambray. By T. Smollet, M.D. London: Printed for S. Crowder, T. Longman, G. Robinson, R. Baldwin, and E. Johnston, 1776. [And:] Plays and Poems Written by T. Smollet, M.D. With Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Author. London: Printed for T. Evans and R. Baldwin, 1777.All first editions (first edition in book form of The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves). Together nine works in twenty-two twelvemo volumes.Uniformly bound in early twentieth-century polished calf by Rivière & Son (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper). Covers ruled in blind, spines ruled in blind with five raised bands and two olive green morocco gilt lettering labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Date in gilt at foot of spine. A fine set.Tobias Smollett (1721-1771), "English satirical novelist, best known for his picaresque novels. Smollett apprenticed as a surgeon, and throughout his life he combined the roles of medical man and writer In 1748 Smollett published his novel Roderick Random, a graphic account of British naval life at the time, and he also translated from the French the great picaresque romance Gil Blas. Peregrine Pickle was published in 1751, and The Adventures of Ferdinand, Count Fathom appeared in 1753 He translated Don Quixote from the Spanish (1755), and in 1756 he became editor of The Critical Review, a Tory and church paper, at the same time writing his four-volume Complete History of England (1757-58 In 1759 he was convicted for libel on Admiral Sir Charles Knowles in The Critical Review, fined, and sentenced to three months&#146; imprisonment in the King&#146;s Bench Prison. He drew on his experiences there for his two-volume novel The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves (1762) His finest work, Humphry Clinker (1771), recounts the adventures of a family traveling through Britain" (Merriam-Webster&#146;s Encyclopedia of Literature).Rothschild 1905, 1910, 1912, 1919 note, 1923, and 1925. Tinker 1924, 1927, 1932, and 1933. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Escudo de la mas constante fe e, y lealtad (Historia del Escudo de Vizcaya)

      - Derecho. Vizcaya. (095) Siglo XVIII. (34(466.1)"17"(095)) Heráldica 31x20 cm. 341 páginas. Encuadernación en piel. Incluye una reproducción a color del escudo de Vizcaya en PERGAMINO. Guardas algo sueltas, falta la hoja de cortesía y la de créditos. Según Palau y Eusko Bibliographia, se publicó anónima y sin portada. Es creencia que el autor se llamaba Pedro de Fontecha y Salazar, y que salió de las prensas de la Viuda de Zafra, hacia 1748. Andrés E. de Mañaricua y Nuere considera que muerta la viuda de Zafra, se interrumpe la impresión y sale una segunda impresión obra de Antonio de Egusquiza en 1762. (datos del CCPB) BF46 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendio della rettorica nel quale si da un nuovo, facile, ed utilissimo metodo d'insegnare l'arte oratoria

      presso l'Archi impressor vesc. camerale, e del S., Faenza 1748 - e nel quale si trovano raccolti, e compilati i piu principali, e i piu pratici insegnamenti di quest'arte. - Studio e fatica del P. Giannangenlo Capp. Da Cesena lettore della Sacra eloquenza. - in 8° - pp.XXXII + 480; XVI + 470 +2 nn; - Senza legatura - Tre opere in due tomi - Terza edizione fatta a spese del Dott. Carlo Serra (ad uso delle scuole) - Parte prima: Strappetto a pag 39 senza perdita di testo. Estese macchie di umidità alle pagine / parte seconda Strappetto a pagina 127 - Parte prima trattati due dell'invenzione e della disposizione- Trattati primo: delle controversie Oratorie - Trattato secondo: delle parte dell'orazione, e del movimento degli affetti / Parte seconda: trattati quattro. Dell'elocuzione, Pronunzia, Azione e Memoria / Delle controversie Oratorie che riguardano più da vicino le materie legali. Trattato unico del P. Giannangelo da Cesena cappuccino lettore della sacra eloquenza. Dato alle stampe dal Sig. Carlo Serra (faenza 1744) - Libro usato

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        Veduta dell' Esterno della Gran Basilica di P. Pietro in Vaticano.

      Paris 1748 - Hind 5 (5th State, First Paris Edition)John Wilton-Ely 153The watermarks that is present is number 78 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1175 and is dated between 1800 to 1809From the important series "Veduta de Roma"Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Piranesi [Attributes: First Edition]

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        GLI ELEMENTI DELLA STORIA. Cronología, Geografía, Storia Universale, Chiesa del Vecchio, e nuovo testamento, monarquie antiche, e novelle, e del blasone.

      Giambatista Albrizzi, Venezia 1748 - 6 vols. 8º. Port, 1h (de 2), XLVIIIp, 620p (alguna desprendida, pág.313 rota), 3 láms.grabs.despl.= XXXIIp, 567p = VIIIp, 480p, 18 láms.grabs. = VIIIp, 542p = VIIIp, 480p, 22 láms.grabs. = XXXIIp, 684p, 3 mapas grabs. despl. Perg. romana algo roz. - Probablemente falte el frontis, no sabemos el número de láminas que debiera llevar. 1748

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        La Fuorfece overo l&#146;Ommo pratteco co li diece quatre De la Galaria d&#146;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) &#150; 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&#146;opera che venne poi ristampata nel 1783 nella Collezione dei poemi in lingua napoletana. Biagio Valentino, l&#146;autore fu frate laico dei Minori Osservanti e l&#146;opera è il frutto degli incontri e delle osservazioni sul costume dell&#146;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&#146;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&#146;autore: Nasceta, vita, e disgrazie de Biaso Valentino, che segue l&#146;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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plantae et papiliones rariores depictae et aeri incisae

      [London: by the author], 1748 [first plate]-1759 [plate 15]. 16 leaves, large folio (20 6/8 x 12 6/8 inches). 15 hand-colored engraved plates by and after Ehret, plate 15 with a facing page of text, "The history and analysis of the parts of the Jessamne, which flowered in the curious garden of R. Warner, Esq; at Woodford, July 1758", an uncolored engraved vignette of the Rondeletia by Ehret at the foot of this page, all plates but two on laid paper bearing the watermark of STRASBOURG LILY with "G" and maker&#39;s countermark I. TAYLOR, plate 4 on unwatermarked heavy wove paper, the letterpress on laid paper marked IV (plates 1, 10 and 11 with small repaired tears in lower margins, a few minor nicks at edges and plate 12 with a creased margin, some showthrough and a little paper discoloration throughout). Disbound and loose in modern red quarter morocco clamshell box. Provenance: The bookplate of Harry Wearne (1852-1929); memorial gift bookplate The Art-in-Trades Club. First edition. The "Plantae et papiliones rariores" has no title-page or text other than a caption title at the top of the first plate, and engraved Latin descriptions of the plants. (English text appears in trompe l&#39;oeil on plate 8). The letterpress leaf accompanying the Jasminum plate 15 appears to have been published independently of the engravings. The work was published in parts by subscription, subscribers including Sir Hans Sloane and the Duchess of Portland; Ehret dedicated plate 14 to the latter, who had the Ginger plant cultivated in her greenhouse in September 1754 (Calman). During his years in Regensburg Ehret&#39;s drawings came to the attention of the physician and botanist Christoph Jakob Trew (1695-1769), who asked him "to paint for him as many plants as he could on large fine paper" (Henrey, p. 63). Trew had planned to publish a book of engravings based on his own collection of Ehret&#39;s drawings the project was delayed and Ehret, growing impatient, decided to publish his own book of engravings, containing "newly introduced species which had rarely if ever been previously represented" (Calman). Ehret&#39;s "approach was a fine compromise between that of the artist and that of the scientist: he did not slavishly imitate what he saw nor did he allow his feeling for color and design to distract him unduly from the fundamentals of plant structure. Artists and botanists alike, therefore, join in praising his work... he has... his own particular qualities-- a sureness of touch, vigor of handling, and an unerring instinct for design" (Blunt & Stearn, p. 163). Trew remained a patron and friend of Ehret for the rest of his life, and they eventually collaborated on Trew&#39;s magnum opus "Plantae selectee" (1750-1773), which confirmed Ehret&#39;s reputation as a master of botanical illustration. EXTREMELY RARE: not in the Plesch or de Belder collections. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society copy (sold, Sotheby&#39;s New York, 1 October 1980, lot 116) and the present copy are the only two copies recorded by ABPC since 1965. Only two copies are recorded in American institutions: Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, and the Library of the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C. Blunt & Stearn, pp. 164-166; Calman, Georg Ehret, "Flower Painter Extraordinary", 93-94; Dunthorne 109; "Great Flower Books", p. 93; Henrey 150; Nissen BBI 583; Pritzel 2641; Stafleu & Cowan (recording the publication in 1761-1762 of three supplementary plates, citing one known copy, at the Arnold Arboretum); TL2 1644. Purchased at Christies June 4 1997 sale 8690 lot 43.. Book.

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        Telliamed Ou Entretiens D'Un Philosophe Indien

      - Avec un missionnaire Francois. Sur la Diminution de la Mer, la Formation de la Terre, l'Origine de l'Homme, &c. Mis en ordre sur les Mémoires de feu M. de Maillet. Par J. A. G ***. Two volumes in one. L'Honoré & Fils, Amsterdam, 1748. Contemporary full French mottled calf very skilfully rebacked and recornered with spine in gilt compartments each with central floral tool and lavish foliate cornerpieces, slightly raised banding and burgundy morocco title label; crimson stained edges; handmade marbled endpapers; small 4to, 198x128 mms. First Edition. Half title-page to volume one and two woodcut vignette title pages. Dedication to Cyrano de Bergerac.A good copy of this important and controversial work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Complete History of England from the Descent of Julius Caesar to the Treaty of Aix La Chapelle, 1748.

      Printed for James Rivington et al, London - 11 vols various paginations. Vols 1 - 3 are the 2nd edition, and vols 4 - 11 are the 3rd. Published between [1757] and 1760. Bound in a smart contemporary full calf with gilt lined backstrips and red morocco title labels. Bindings are generally good and tight with a touch of wear and general weathering here and there. two loose pages in vol 1, some chipping to heads and tails of spines. Library plates on pastedowns, Vol IX has suffered some waterstaining and some minor damage to a couple of pages other than that a very good and clean set. 202b

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        A Voyage Round the World, in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. . . 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&#39;s Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition

      London:: Printed for the Author by John and Paul Knapton,. 1748.. First edition, first issue with page 319 shown as 219.. A SUBSCRIBER&#39;S COPY, as indicated by the bookplate inside the front cover of William Clayton, who is listed inside on the subscriber&#39;s list as "Rev. Mr. Clayton" (p.2). Richard Walter, the chaplain of the HMS Centurion, (Anson&#39;s ship), narrates this story of the voyage whose mission was to harass the Spanish and plunder their galleons and settlements after Britain declared war on Spain in 1740. Out of a fleet of eight vessels, only the Centurion managed to complete the mission, and return to Britain in 1744, having successfully attacked a Spanish galleon returning to Manila, laden with gold and silver. The account of the attack is riveting: "And though the Centurion, after the first half hour, lost her original situation, and was close alongside the galleon, and the enemy continued to fire briskly for near an hour longer, yet at last the number of their slain and wounded was so considerable, that they began to fall into great disorder, especially as the General, who was the life of the action, was no longer capable of exerting himself. Their embarrassment was visible from on board the Commodore. For the ships were so near, that some of the Spanish officers were seen running about with great assiduity, to prevent the desertion of their men from their quarters: But all their endeavors were in vain; for after having, as a last effort, fired five or six guns with more judgment than usual, they gave up the contest..." (p. 380). More than two thirds of the 900 original men on the British mission perished, but then many of them were the sick and infirm, who had been pressed into service from Chelsea Hospital. Sabin 1625, Hill I, 318. Large 4to, 11 1/2 X 9 inches (binding), largest paper copy (287mm X 226mm), (xxxiv), 417 pp, directions to the bookbinder (ii), red speckled edges, complete with 42 folding copper engraved maps, plans, charts, views and with the subscriber list. Handsome in full mottled calf with gilt borders, gilt title lettering on dark brown leather spine label, and raised gilt bands. Carefully re-backed with the original spine, very light fox spotting on few margins, some engravings offset, o/w clean, unmarked, very good.

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

      London, for the author, by John and Paul Knapton, 1748 - 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. Occasional light foxing, occasional pencil marginalia in an early hand, an excellent copy in a very sympathetic binding. With the list of subscribers, with 42 engraved plates, plans, charts and maps (folding and/or double page), p. 319 misnumbered 219. 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.) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reize rondsom de werreld gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744. op een expeditie naar de Zuidzee

      Isaak Tirion, Amsterdam 1748 - 2 blanco, valse titel, gegraveerde titel (in rood-zwarte typografie met portretvignet van 'opperbevelhebber over een esquader Engelsche schepen' Anson), (2), (4), (5), 386 gen.pp. Volledig geïllustreerd reisverslag met 12 uitslaande kaarten (w.o. wereldkaart en talrijke kustkaarten), 1 enkel- en 21 uitslaande kopergravuren met voorstelling van schepen, kustgezichten, een zeeleeuw en -leeuwin. 1 volumes. Perforatie op p.12 (brandgaatje), voor het overige zeer fris exemplaar. Vollederen band der tijd met rug op vijf nerven.

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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 on and Expedition to the South Seas Compiled From Papers and other Materials of George Lord Anson

      John and Paul Knapton, London 1748 - John and Paul Knapton, 1748, the third edition, published in the same year as the first edition. With charts of the Southern Part of South America, Part of the Pacific Ocean, and of the Track of the Centurion round the World. (Three charts, complete. This edition was issued without the engraved plates.) The book is bound in contemporary full calf with five raised bands to the spine and gilt lined borders. The binding is worn, the front hinge is cracked, but the board is still attached, and the hinge has been reinforced inside with a tissue repair. The text block is tightly bound, and the charts are in good order, the first two having one short closed tear each. There is some light scattered foxing here and there throughout. Lacks a spine label. This book was the most popular book of maritime adventure in the 18th century, as can be seen by the fact that it went through so many editions in the first year of its publication. Its popularity continued into the 19th century, and Mary Shelley read it in 1816. Octavo, 8 inches tall (20cm), 548 pages plus 3 charts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        De Situ orbis libri III. Cum notis integris Hermolai Barbari, Petri Joannis Olivarii, Fredenandi Nonnii Pintiani, Petri Ciacconii, Andreae Schotti, Isaaci Vossii, et Jacobi Gronovii . Illustré avec un frontispice allégorique, 1 carte dépliante et nombreuses vignettes. Dedicatio+Praefatio, pp.1081 + Index Geographicus. Très bel exemplaire. Reliure veau d&#146;époque.

      Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Samuelem Luchtmans et Fil. 1748 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Laura Ovalles]
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        LA TOPOGRAPHIA DI ROMA.

      1748 - RO40087115: CARTE ENTOILEE DE ROME ENTIEREMENT DECOREE. ENVIRON 70x50 CM. In-12 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 912-Atlas, cartes et plans [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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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

      Printed for T Osborn, London 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Rasgo Breve De El Heroyco Sucesso, Que Dio Ocasion, Para Que Los Dos Nobles Zaragozanos, y Amantíssimos Hermanos, Los Santos Voto, y Félix, Fundaran El Real Monasterio De San Juan De La Peña. Descripción Métrica De Su Antigua, y Nueva Casa, Noticia .(*)

      En La Imprenta De Francisco Moreno, Zaragoza 1748 - (*) Noticia general de sus circunstancias, y elevaciones, justa memoria de sus sepulcros reales, verdadero informe de sus incendios, y corto llanto de sus infortunios. 14 hojas, incluida portada - 175pp. y 2 realmente bellas láminas plegadas. Muy buen ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel color siena adornada con hierros al oro y pequeño mosaico en verde. Lomera (un poquito cansada) muy decorada al oro y con un tejuelo en verde. Cortes pintados en amarillo. =El autor, benedictino del monasterio de San Juan de la Peña, doctor en teología, fue prior mayor de claustro en San Juan de la Peña y prior de Ruesta. Escribió una Oración panegírica (Zaragoza, 1745) en honor de Sto. Tomás de Aquino; una Plática (Zaragoza, 1749) con ocasión de la profesión de una hija del conde de la Rosa; una Carta literaria al cronista franciscano Marco Antonio Varón sobre la historia del monasterio de Sijena (Pamplona, 1773), y su obra más importante: Rasgo breve., sobre la fundación por S. Voto y S. Félix del monasterio de San Juan de la Peña, donde se conjugan el lirismo ante la naturaleza y la atención a la historia y a la descripción arquitectónica y artística del edificio. Size: 4ºmenor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        An Essay on the composition and manner of writing of the antients, particularly Plato.

      Robert Foulis, Glasgow 1748 - 8vo in 4&#146;s. pp. [8], 362. Copper engraved vignette (medallion portrait) on title page as well as on p. 72 [Ii verso] and on p. 304 [Pp verso]. Bound in 19th century straight grain green morocco. The gilt crest and initials of Rev. Theodore Williams are stamped in gilt on the front cover. His coat of arms is also stamped in gilt on the rear cover. All edges are gilt. A penciled note on the inside end-leaf attributes the binding to J. Clark. Armorial bookplate of William Proby K.P. 5th Earl of Carysfort (1836-1909) by artist Charles W. Sherborn on inside front cover &#150; " Earl of Carysfort Elton Hall 1894." Color along hinges neatly touched up; some discoloration on the boards near the spine. Interior is generally clean with minor spots of foxing; some extremely faint damp staining is present on lower inner margins. Printed on good quality paper. James Geddes (1710-1749) Scottish lawyer / advocate who also spent much time studying the poets and philosophers of antiquity. He died young from consumption a year after the publication of his book. Geddes&#146;s "Essay" is mainly a discussion of Plato&#146;s literary style, symbolism and mysticism. Mention is also given to Xenophon, Herodotus, Thucydides and Demosthenes. [See Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen]. [Gaskell 109; ESTC T131056; Lowndes, p. 871 &#150; "A learned and entertaining essay, displaying some learning and ingenuity."] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        Watercolor of a bird on a branch: One of eleven exceptionally rare fine gouache on vellum ornithological paintings

      - Ernst Friedrich Carl Lang (1748-1782); One of eleven exceptionally rare fine gouache on vellum ornithological paintings ; 3rd-quarter 18th-century; 11 3/8 x 8 2/8 Inches; framed. Provenance: Acquired on his travels by John William Adam (1779-1825), administrator in India, and grandson of the celebrated British architect John Adam (1721-1792). Ernst Friedrich Carl Lang was the son of Kilian Lang, miniature painter and harpist. He moved to Nuremburg in 1755, studied as a pupil of the miniaturist Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706-1783), and achieved renown for his exquisite paintings of natural history subjects, principally birds and flowers. Examples of his work are held by three European museums: The Staatsbibliothek Bamberg, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremburg.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Plans of Harbours, Bars, Bays and Roads in St. George's-Channel

      London 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. (ESTC T197519. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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