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

      - In 12, [mm. 149 x 89], pp. (24) – 480.Legatura ottocentesca firmata L. Pixon (Fixon?) con timbro alla carta di guardia posteriore in mezza pelle bordeaux con dorso a sette compartimenti con duplice filetti a secco con 5 false nervature. Titolo ed anno in oro.Piatti marmorizzati, quello anteriore staccato.Tagli spruzzati a coda di pavone policroma, risguardi e carte di guardia decorate con lo stesso motivo.Edizione originale di quest’opera che venne poi ristampata nel 1783 nella Collezione dei poemi in lingua napoletana. Biagio Valentino, l’autore fu frate laico dei Minori Osservanti e l’opera è il frutto degli incontri e delle osservazioni sul costume dell’epoca che fece nel corso degli anni facendo la questua per il Monastero di Monte Calvario. Il Valentino con le Fuorfece (plurale di forfece da un accusativo latino forfice(m)= forbici), voleva correggere, nei due "tagli" suddivisi in canti in versi sdruccioli e in ottava rima che compongono l’opera, i costumi e le abitudini a lui contemporanee. Per fare questo utilizza la lingua più comune e parlata, il dialetto. Sempre in dialetto napoletano sono scritte sia la lettera di dedica che la vita dell’autore: Nasceta, vita, e disgrazie de Biaso Valentino, che segue l’aggiunta Lo pierno de la fuorfece.Del dialetto napoletano, Napoli, 1789, pp. 142-144.P. Martorana, Notizie biografiche e bibliografiche degli scrittori del dialetto napoletano, Napoli, 1874, pp. 405-407. [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'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'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'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'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'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's magnum opus "Plantae selectee" (1750-1773), which confirmed Ehret'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'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'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'S COPY, as indicated by the bookplate inside the front cover of William Clayton, who is listed inside on the subscriber's list as "Rev. Mr. Clayton" (p.2). Richard Walter, the chaplain of the HMS Centurion, (Anson'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]

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

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        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’époque.

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

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      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]

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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]

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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]

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

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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]

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        Catalogus Plantarum Horti Caesare Florentini opus postumum iussu societatis botanicae editum, continuatum, et ipsius horti historia locupletatum ab Io. Targionio Tozzettio.

      - Florentiae, Bernardi Paperinii, 1748. Folio (355 x 245mm). pp. lxxxviii, 185, with engraved title vignette, several fine engraved initials and head pieces, 7 engraved plates and 1 folding engraved garden plan (455 x 320mm). Later half vellum, spine with black gilt-lettered label. First and only edition. The first botanical garden in Florence was established by Luca Ghine in 1545, and seems to have been no more than a herb garden. In 1718 the garden was revived and Pier' Antonio Micheli (1679-1713) became its first director until his death in 1737. The present work, was published posthumously by his successor Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti, who contributed a prefatory history of the garden to the work, which is a catalogue of plants, arranged alphabetically according to Tournefort's system. A fine uncut copy, with the bookplate of the New York Horticultural Society, bequest of Kenneth K. Mackenzie October 1934.Stafleu & Cowan TL2 5975; B.M.(Nat. Hist.)III, 1306. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Moeurs.

      o.Dr.)., (O.O., 1748 - 3 Teile in 1 Bd. (O.O., o.Dr.). 1748. 16,5x11 cm. Gestoch. Frontispiz, (32) S., S.1-106, Titelbl., S. (107)-334, Titelbl., S.(308)-474. Mit 3 gestoch. Titelvignetten und 3 gestoch. Textvignetten. Ldr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Barbier III, 322. - Originalausgabe. - 1748 erschienen mehrere Ausgaben mit verschiendenen Paginationen. - Die Widmung "à Madame M.A.T***" gezeichnet mit dem Pseudonym "Panage", die griechische Übersetzung seines Namens. - "Laut Parlamentsbeschluss vom 7. Mai 1748 . wurde das Original verbrannt, angeblich das gefährlichste Buch, welches jemals ein Freigeist wider Staat und Religion verfasst hat." (Hayn-Gotendorf, Barbier). - (Einband berieben. Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Wurmspur). - Innen sauber. Sprache: Französisch Ldr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'Esprit des Loix, ou du rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la constitution de chaque gouvernement, les mœurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, &c. A quoi l'Auteur a ajouté Des recherches nouvelles sur les Loix Romaines touchant les Successions, sur les Loix Françoises, & sur les Loix féodales.

      Chez Barillot, & Fils,, Ginebra: 1748 - 4 hojas, XXIV, 522 páginas y hoja de erratas. 2 hojas, XVI, 564 páginas. Encuadernación de la época en piel con el lomo restaurado, roces y manchas ocasionales en el papel. Cortes tintados. PMM 197 .Tchemerzine VIII, 459-460. Se trata del retiraje furtivo, el mismo año de la primera edición, impreso en París por Prault: tiene la errata del nombre del impresor con una sola r y la hoja de erratas."La libertad política, en un ciudadano, es la tranquilidad de espíritu que proviene de la opinión que cada uno tiene de su seguridad y para que se goce de ella, es preciso que sea tal el gobierno que ningún ciudadano tenga motivo de temer a otro."Más político o sociólogo que filósofo, el ilustrado Charles Louis de Secondat es difícilmente encasillable en una disciplina concreta. Nacido en La Bréde, Burdeos, Francia, en 1689, en el seno de una familia acomodada, estudió ciencia e historia en la universidad. Después de morir su padre en 1713, vivió bajo el cuidado de su tío, el barón de Montesquieu, que muere tres años después, dejando a Charles tanto su fortuna como su oficio de presidente del Parlamento de Burdeos, así como su título de Barón de Montesquieu.A partir de entonces, viaja por Europa, pero fue sobre todo Londres la ciudad que más simpatías le despertó, debido al tipo de gobierno que había instaurado en Inglaterra. Su interés primordial se centra en la investigación de las formas de gobierno, las leyes y las costumbres de los distintos países de Europa. A los 32 años escribe Cartas persas, obra que le granjeará una gran fama por su crítica a las libertades y privilegios de que gozaban las clases altas, incluido el clero. En 1734 publica Consideraciones sobre las causas de la grandeza de los romanos y de su decadencia, y en 1748 saldrá a la luz su obra más conocida y que más influencia ejercerá en los siglos siguientes, El espíritu de las leyes, del cual se hicieron más de veinte ediciones en dos años. En 1750 publica Defensa del espíritu de las leyes. Todas estas obras fueron incluidas en el Índice de libros prohibidos por la Iglesia Católica. Montesquieu muere en 1755.Montesquieu pertenece al movimiento ilustrado que, tomando sus raíces en la confianza en la razón postulada en el siglo anterior por Descartes, Leibniz o Hobbes, pretende convertirla en el tribunal al que se ha de apelar para el definitivo progreso de la humanidad. La Ilustración, sin embargo, pone ciertos límites a la omnipotencia de la razón de los racionalistas, excluyendo de la filosofía los temas propios de la metafísica y de la teología tradicional. La crítica de la razón sólo puede extenderse hacia aquello que caiga bajo sus límites. Dentro de esta crítica, el pensamiento de Montesquieu contribuyó a desmontar la tradición que justificaba prejuicios, privilegios, injusticias y barbaries.

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      Livre neuvième de Historie Générales des Voyages, ou nouvelle Collection de toutes les Relations de Voyages par mer et par Terre...Les figures & les cartes ont été gravées par & sous la direction de J. van der Schley, elevé distingue du célèbre Picart le Romain. Cinquième partie. + La Description des Côtes, depuis Rio da Volta jusqu'au Cap Lope Consalvo. Livre dixième de Histoire Générales 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 ét samt. hellæderbd. med forgyldt ryg.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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        A Complete History of Drugs;

      London: Printed for J. and J. Bonwicke, S. Birt, W. Parker, C. Hitch, and E. Wicksteed,, 1748. To which is added what is farther observable on the same Subject, from Mess. Lemery and Tournefort. Divided into Three Classes, Vegetable, Animal, and Mineral; With their Use in Physic, Chemistry, Pharmacy, and several other Arts ...Done into English from the Originals. The Fourth Edition, carefully corrected, with large Additions. 2 volumes in one, quarto (250 x 194 mm). Modern streaked sheep, raised bands to spine, titles gilt to black morocco label, all edges dark red, marbled endpapers. With 86 engraved plates. Spine slightly sunned, extremities gently rubbed, joints split and repaired along inner hinges, prelims and endmatter lightly foxed, margins of text block browned with occasional spotting, minor offsetting from plates, minor chips and nicks to a few leaves. Otherwise a very good copy. The fourth English-language edition, corrected and expanded; originally published in French in 1694, the first English translation appeared in 1712 and was the work of Joseph Browne (1673–c.1721). Pierre Pomet (1658-1699) was a French apothecary and druggist to Louis XIV; his Histoire Générale des Drogues was "the most comprehensive materia medica of the time" (Garrison & Morton). Apart from describing numerous plants, including North American species, it also outlines methods of extraction and application. Additions to this edition were made by Sir John Hill (1714–1775). According to ESTC, William Bowyer printed part of Volume I and all of Volume II; records indicate 500 copies were printed in all. This copy from the Stratton Street library of Harriot Beauclerk (1777-1837), the British actress, banker, and later duchess of St Albans, with her bookplate to front pastedown and gift inscription to title page: "Harriot Coutts, given to her by Thomas Coutts. 1st of April 1819".

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        Harmanni Vulteii IC. Jurisprudentiae Romanae a Justiniano compositae libri duo curante Ioan. Georgio Estore IC. (2 Bände in einem Band).

      Marburg, ex Officina Muelleriana, 1748. - Mit ganzseitigem Porträtkupfer des Autors als Frontispiz, mehrfach gefalteteter Tafel sowie mehreren gestochenen Textvignettern. Erstmals 1590 erschienenes Hauptwerk des Marburger Juristen Hermann Vultejus (1555 - 1634). Vultejus, der als Begründer des Adelsgeschlechts von Vultée gilt, lehrte von 1580 an, zunächst als Professor für griechische Sprache, an seiner Heimatuniversität Marburg, später als Professor für Rechtswissenschaft. Aufgrund seiner breit gefächerten Rechtskenntnisse übernahmVultejus auch verschiedene diplomatische Aufgaben und war als Schlichter und Vermittler gefragt; so schlichtete er unter anderem 1589 einen Streit zwischen dem Grafen von Oldenburg und der Stadt Bremen um die Schifffahrt auf der Weser. Latein 2000 Am Buchrücken obere Papierschicht etwas abgerieben. Sonst aber sehr gutes Exemplar; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei, geradezu druckfrisch. XXXXIIII, 1104, (134) S. Pbd. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: for the author, by John and Paul Knapton,, 1748. Compiled from Papers and other Materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his Direction, By Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of his Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. Illustrated with Forty-Two Copper-Plates. Quarto (285 × 225 mm). Skilfully rebacked to style, contemporary diced russia, black morocco label, low bands, spine gilt in compartments, sides panelled with wide foliate rolls in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers and edges. With the list of subscribers, instructions to the binder and 42 folding engraved plates, plans, charts and maps. Small contemporary inscriptions to two blanks - "L.P. 1st Impress. - Perfect" at the front, dates apparently indicating a reading taking 25 years at the rear - light browning, the occasional foxing, some offsetting, but overall very good. First edition, first issue with p. 319 misnumbered p. 219. Royal Paper issue, subscriber's copy. Anson was sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America during the War of Jenkins' Ear, but his expedition threatened to turn into a 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 the Nuestra Señora de Covadonga, carrying 1,313,843 pieces of eight and 35,682 ounces of virgin silver, 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 edition] of 1748 is the most desirable [and it was] superior to any book of the kind which had been hitherto published [...] unequalled until Cook's voyages appeared" (Sabin).

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        Septen Provinciae seu Belgium foederatum quod generaliter Hollandia audit,....

      1748. Karte zeigt gesamt Niederlande mit teilweise Belgien, koloriert, Kupferstich, 47 x 50,5. Zustand: Falz etwas restauriert

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        Voyage Round the World

      ìThe Most Popular Book of Maritime Adventure of the Eighteenth CenturyîANSON, George. 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 Majestyís Ship the Centurion, in that expedition. Illustrated with forty-two copper-plates. London: Printed for the Author; by John and Paul Knapton, 1748.First edition. Quarto (9 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches; 252 x 196 mm). [2, blank], [33], [1, blank], 417, [3, blank] pp. With the list of subscribers and forty-two numbered engraved double-page or folding plates and maps. Bound without the directions to the binder leaf.Full contemporary brown calf, rebacked to style. Boards ruled in gilt. With red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Top edge brown, others speckled red. Light wear to corners and some rubbing to boards. A bit of light scattered foxing. Previous owner\'s bookplate on recto of front free endpaper. Previous owner\'s ink notes on verso of front free endpaper. A very good copy.ìThis is the official account of Ansonís voyage. England, at war with Spain in 1739, equipped eight ships under the command of George Anson to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America, for the purpose of cutting off Spanish supplies of wealth from the Pacific area....Lord Anson, who was a friend and patron of Benjamin Robins, after returning from the voyage around the world in the Centurion, appears to have entrusted to Robins, for revision, the account of the voyage which had been compiled from the journals by his chaplain, Richard Walter. It is probable that Robins revised and edited the work, wrote an introduction, and added dissertations....This compilation has long occupied a distinguished position as a masterpiece of descriptive travel. Ansonís voyage appears to have been the most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth centuryî (Hill).Cox I, p. 49. Hill I, pp. 317-318. National Maritime Museum I, 109. Sabin 1625.HBS 64828.$5,000

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        Kst.- Karte, v. N. Bellin, "Essay d'une Carte reduite, contenant les parties connuees du Globe Terrestre ..".

      . dat. 1748, 49 x 70. Unten links die Kartusche, unten mittig eine dek. Windrose. Zeigt die Welt noch ohne die neuen Entdeckungen, d.h. ohne Darstellung von Alaska. In den späteren Ausgaben ist Alaska, aber auch die Entdeckungen an der Küste Australien eingezeichnet. - Minimal fleckig, ohne das Kartenbild zu stören. Mit alten Quer- und Längsfalten.

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        Tablas de Reducción, que comprehenden quantas comparaciones puedan hacerse entre el Pie, y Vara de Castilla, y Pie de Rey, y Toisa de Paris en longitud quadrado, y cubico: las del peso especifico de los pies cubicos de Castilla de Agua dulce, Madera de Pino, Piedra Roqueña, Piedra de Colmenar, u Tamejon, y de Ladrillo: las de la diferencia del aparente al verdadero Nivèl en medida de Castilla, y de Paris: y la de la diferente longitud que tienen los Grados de el Circulo Meridiano, segun Hypothesi de que la figura de la Tierra es de Spheroide prolongada acia los Polos. Tratase de la Verdadera Longitud de la Legua Española, y de Marina, segun las quatro diferentes medidas de Pie, Y vara de Castilla, y Pie de Rey, y Toisa de Paris.

      S.l., 1748. - in-folio. 3ff. XVIII. 114pp. 1f. Plein maroquin rouge, double encadrement doré sur les plats avec motifs en éventail dans les angles et sur les côtés, médaillon central, dos à nerfs orné, toutes tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque un peu tachée, quelques défauts). Edition Originale très rare de ce recueil de tables de conversion des unités de mesure en usage en Espagne, avec les unités françaises généralement répandues en Europe. L'auteur les avait calculées d'après ses propres observations et, dans son explication préliminaire (pp.i-XVIII), il discute leurs applications aux divers domaines des arts et métiers: construction, marine, géographie, etc. avec des considérations historiques et scientifiques et des références à un grand nombre d'auteurs comme Copernic, Newton, Huygens, Cassini, Picard, Ricciolo, Snell, Einsenschmid, Burnet, Richer, Mairan, etc. Exemplaire revêtu d'une exceptionnelle reliure espagnole de l'époque en maroquin richement orné, qui évoque probablement un exemplaire de présent. Ce type d'ouvrage faisait rarement l'objet de reliures élaborées, et les exemplaires conservés à la Biblioteca Nacional sont tous reliés simplement en vélin. Quelques traces de salissures à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur du volume, petit accroc à la coiffe inférieure. Palau, 159922. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nuovi istromenti per la descrizione di diverse curve antiche e moderne e di molte altre che servir possono alla speculazione de' geometri ed all'uso de' pratici: col progetto di due nuove macchine per la nautica ed una per la meccanica, e con alcune osservazioni sopra de' poligoni rettilinei regolari.Brescia: Gian-Maria Rizzardi, 1752.

      First edition, an exceptional copy in original boards, of this beautiful and remarkably illustrated instrument book which describes Suardi's 'geometric pen' and nine other instruments that Suardi had invented to draw the curves encountered in analytical geometry and to solve graphically many types of differential equations. "This is a work describing a number of instruments to draw mathematical curves. ... Suardi was the inventor of the geometric pen, and this is the first work describing it. The geometric pen is an instrument for drawing geometric curves, in which a pen attached to a revolving arm of adjustable length can be indefinitely varied by altering a set of toothed wheels" (Tomash, III, p. 1253). The book includes two letters from no less a figure than Boscovich, discussing Suardi's mechanical description of Cartesian ovals ('Lettera 16. Marzo 1748. scrittami dal Chiariss. P. Ruggiero Boscovich della Compagnia di Gesu in proposito delle <i>Ovali Cartesiane</i>,' pp. 62-76 and 'Altra Lettera 27. Aprile 1748. scrittami dal Medesimo sullo stesso soggetto,' pp. 77-79).<br/><br/> Educated by the Brescian mathematicians who taught in the local seminaries and Jesuit colleges of the region, Suardi (1711-67) developed an early passion for mathematics and poetry. His father, however, sent him to the University of Padua to study law, where he pursued his scientific interest unofficially, attending the mathematics and experimental physics courses of Giovanni Poleni. In 1735 he returned to Brescia, but thanks to a weak constitution he was able to avoid the law courts. By the 1740s, Suardi ran an informal scientific academy from his house and was studying scientific instruments. <br/><br/> His interest in this subject is likely to have been influenced by Poleni's letter to Jacob Hermann of September 1728, 'in qua agitur de organica Curvarum Tractoriae, atque Logarithmicae Constructione,' published in his <i>Epistolarum mathematicarum fasciculus</i> (Padua, 1729). In 1752 Suardi finally brought his work to a conclusion, publishing his <i>New instruments for the description of diverse ancient and modern curves, that may serve for the speculation of geometers and the use of practitioners; together with a plan for two new machines for navigation and one for mechanics, and with some observations on regular rectilinear polygons</i>. The book was a conscious attempt to establish Suardi's reputation, hence its lavish format. The possession of a publication, describing ten instruments that he had invented to draw many of the mathematical figures whose study analytic geometry and calculus encouraged, now offered Suardi an opportunity to build a reputation. He sent his book to famous mathematicians and learned academies, and was rewarded in 1753 with membership in the Agiati of Rovereto and in the Academy of the Institute of Sciences of Bologna.<br/><br/> <i>Nuovi istromenti</i> is very specifically addressed to women. Suardi had read and admired Fontenelle's <i>Conversations on the plurality of worlds</i>, in which Fontanelle had instructed the Marquise di Châtelet. Not only did this book serve as a template for the sort of popular instruction of women he had in mind, Suardi even named his villa Fontanella (where he lived with his appropriately named wife Cecilia Curvi). He was also a great admirer of the work of Maria Gaetana Agnesi whose own tutor, Ramiro Rampinelli, also came from Brescia and had had a similarly difficult entry into his chosen vocation, which his family had not supported. Agnesi has been immortalized in the name <i>versiera</i>, or 'witch of Agnesi,' which is still often used to describe the cycloid (although she was not the first to construct it), and Suardi had his geometric pen draw it. "Tracing and retracing this curve, Suardi imagined himself in actual physical contact with the mind and perhaps the body of a learned woman" (Findler). Suardi's geometric pen also drew the 'geometric flowers' invented by the Pisan mathematician Guido Grandi in 1728, who dedicated his own flowers to the Milanese countess Clelia Grillo Borromeo and named one curve the <i>Cloelia</i> in appreciation of her patronage. "The more mathematically complex a figure became, the more female it seemed... Suardi placed his description of the geometric pen creating geometric flowers as the fourth of five shapes his pen could replicate: in order of progressive difficulty, that probably indicated the pedagogical plan of his mathematics instruction, his pen drew lines, circles, ellipses, geometric flowers, and finally cycloids such as Agnesi's <i>versiera</i>. By the time Suardi reached the description of geometric flowers, he was almost beside himself with excitement about the possibilities of this tool for facilitating his contact with scientific women. "I would place the Pen delineating these flowers <i>solely in the hands of famous and learned Women</i>," he declared. He then suggested several candidates: Laura Bassi, Émilie du Chatelet, and of course Agnesi" (<i>ibid</i>.). The mechanical construction of curves has a long history, beginning with Huygens, Leibniz and the Bernoullis. The definitive theoretical treatment of the subject by Vincenzo Riccati, <i>De usu motus tractorii in constructione æquationum differentialium commentaries</i>, was published at Bologna in the same year as Suardi's book. <br/><br/> Tomash Collection S 212; Riccardi, I, 479; Poggendorff II, 950; Roberts & Trent pp. 308-9. Paula Findlen, 'Becoming a scientist: Gender and knowledge in eighteenth-century Italy,' <i>Science in Context</i> 16 (2003), pp. 59-87.. 4to (295 x 210 mm), pp. [viii], viii, 283, with engraved portrait of dedicatee, Francesco Loredano, Doge of Venice (signed by Fortunatus Pasquetti and Franc. Zucchi), and 34 engraved plates. Title in red and black with engraved vignette, headpiece and initial to dedication. Completely untouched in the original boards, very fine and fresh

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        Allgemeiner Klug- und Verständiger Haus-Vatter, wie auch Adeliches Land-Leben. Erster Theil, bestehend In Neun Büchern. Deren erstes handelt von dem allgemeinen Grund, worinnen die Hausshaltung bestehen soll . Das II. Buch, von dem Bau-Wesen, und denen darzu gehörigen Materialien Das III. Buch, von der Wirthschafft in den Städten, Dörffern und Höfen . Das IV. Buch, vom Garten-Leben, Gärten, dem Gärtner und dessen Zeug . Das V. Buch, wie eine Stutterey anzulegen, Stutten, Hengsten und Füllen zu warten und zu erkennen Das VI. Buch, von Seiden-Würmern, und völliger Abhandlung der Seiden . Das VII. Buch, vom Brodtbacken, Multzen, Bierbrauen . Das VIII. Buch, von der Antatomia, Erkänntnuss der Kranckheiten, und dagegen dienlichen Artzneyen .

      Joh. Ludwig Brandmüller,, Basel, 1748 - Basel, Joh. Ludwig Brandmüller, 1748. 36x22 cm. Gestoch. Frontispiz, Titelblatt, 862 (recte 860) S. Neuer HLPgt.-Bd. mit marm. Deckelbezug. Weiss 1075. - &#132;Der evangelische Theologe und landwirtschaftliche Schriftsteller Franz Philipp Florin (1649-1699) war Vikar in Eismannsberg, dann Rektor und herzoglicher Bibliothekar in Sulzbach. 1679 kam er als Pfarrer nach Rosenberg und 1681 nach Edelsfeld und Kürmreuth. Dort betrieb er auch die Pfarrökonomie. Seine praktische Erfahrung als Landwirt in Verbindung mit jener eines herzoglichen Bibliothekars qualifizierten ihn als Herausgeber und teilweise auch Autor des mit seinem Namen verbundenen Hausväterwerks, eben "des Florinus". Eine bis in das 18. Jahrhundert zurückreichende Tradition, die das Werk dem Pfalzgrafen Philipp (1630-1703) aus der Sulzbacher Linie der Wittelsbacher zugeschrieben hatte, hat sich als irrtümlich erwiesen. Auch wenn das Hausväterwerk zurecht nach Florinus benannt wurde und auch weiter nach ihm heissen soll, steht doch fest, dass er selbst "das wenigste elaborieret", sondern ausser dem namentlich genannten juristischen Mitverfasser Johann Christoph Donauer (1669-1718), Konsulenten der Reichsstadt Nördlingen, noch andere nicht genannte herangezogen hat." (Neue Deutsche Biographie 5, 1961, S. 255. - (Frontispiz ausserhalb der Platte mit hinterlegtem Eckausriss. Titelblatt und Frontispiz fleckig. S. 600-650 mit einem Wasserfleck in der unteren Ecke. Register im Rand etwas fleckig). Sprache: Deutsch Neuer HLPgt.-Bd. mit marm. Deckelbezug.

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        Dissertatio historica de antiquitate, et aliis quibusdam memorabilibus Cathedralis Ecclesiae Frisingensis una cum serie episcoporum, praepositorum, et decanorum Frisingensium. Munich, Michael Lindauer, 1824. Large folio (42 x 26 cm). With 7 large plates (5 folding). One folding plate is an early lithographed plate of the crypt "Gruft im Dom zu Freijsing". The other plates are engraved: 3 folding plans of the church (47 x 60 cm) by X. Mettenleiter after Th. Heigl, 2 full-page plates of church entrances and a very large folding plate (82 x 54 cm) of the interior of the church by F.I. Mörl after C.D. Asam. Contemporary boards covered with red-orange textured paper.

      Holzmann-B VII, 2833; Thieme & Becker XXV, p. 13 (Mörl) & II, p. 171 (Asam). Rare first edition of a magnificently illustrated history and description of Freising Cathedral, by Joseph Jacob von Heckenstaller (1748-1832) deacon of the Cathedral. The diocese of Freising, on the river Isar, near Munich, was founded by St. Corbinianus ca. 725/30. It remained an independent diocese until united with the diocese of Munich as the archbishopric of Munich/Freising in 1821. During the 1720s the interior of the cathedral was completely redecorated in the new rococo style by the brothers C.D. (1686-1739) and Egid Quirin Asam who were called to Freising by the bishop in 1723. The brothers Asam were responsible for the many characteristic stucco decorations as well as the five large ceiling frescos and numerous smaller frescos, all clearly visible on the large plate. A second edition in 1854 apparently had only one plate.A stamp on the title-page covered with paper, and a small tear in the largest folding plate repaired. The spine is frayed, with some loss at the head and foot. With very large margins and in very good condition.

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        A rare Revolutionary War treasure! A fragment of the wood from the famous HMS Somerset ??? the very ship Paul Revere snuck past on his famous midnight ride

      Provincetown, Massachusetts: , [1748 - 1778]. The fragment itself measures 5??? x 1.25??? x 1??? and is beautifully mounted against an historic map showing the positioning of British ships during the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17th, 1775. Both are framed in a shadowbox which has an overall size of 9.5??? x 13??? x 2???. Fine condition. Well-worn and mended letter of provenance included, as well as its typed transcript. The HMS Somerset ranks among the most documented and involved ships of colonial American history. She was built in 1746 in the Chatham Dockyard, and launched in 1748. Being a powerful man-of-war, she carried 64 mounted guns and a crew of 400 men. The HMS Somerset saw a lot of action during the Seven Years??? War ??? also referred to as the French and Indian War ??? where she was part of the fleet that besieged the fortress of Louisbourg. She also partook in the decisive British victory at Quebec City in the summer of 1759, landing the forces that were then to beat the French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham on September 13th of

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        Lo Stato presente di tutti i paesi, e popoli del mondo naturale, politico e morale, con nuove osservazioni, e correzioni degli antichi e moderni viaggiatori Volume XVI. Della Francia (Tome 1).

      . Venedig (Venezia), Albrizzi, 1748, 8°, Gestochener Titel, Titelblatt, 6 Bl., 536 S., mit 2 Faltkarten von Frankreich undt 24 Falttafeln mit Ansichten von Paris, Fontaineblau, Versailles et Lyon, Pergamenteinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung..

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        Atlas géologique ou vues d'Amas colonnes basaltiques fait suite aux Institutions Géologiques de Scipion Breislak.Milan, Imprimerie impériale et royale, 1818. Narrow oblong folio. With engraved plate with "Avis" addressed to the reader, engraved title-page, 53 numbered engraved full-page plates, and 2 engraved plates by Riboldi, Brocchi and Dall' Acqua after drawings by Demin, Veyrene etc.

      Asworth, Vulcan's forge and Fiungal's cave, 36; cf. DSB II, 439-40. First edition of an important atlas with plates of columnar basalt formations by Scipione Breislak (1748-1826). The present atlas was published as an addition to Breislak's Institutiones géologiques (1818), a geological work first published in Italian titled Instituzione geologiche (Milan, 1818). Binding slightly rubbed. Good copy.

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        Wirtzburgische Chronick deren letzteren Zeiten, oder ordentliche Erzehlung deren Geschichten, Begebenheit- und Denckwürdigkeiten, welche in denen dreyen letzteren Hundert-Jahr-Lauffen, das ist von dem Jahr 1500 bis anhero in dem Hoch-Stifft Wirtzburg und Franckenlandt bey Geistlich und Weltlichen Weesen sich zugetragen... 5 Textkupfer.

      Würzburg, Engmann 1748 / 1750.. 2 Bde. I. 1500- 1642, II. 1642 - 1750. Folio. 10 Bll., XXIII, 836 S. 8 Bll., XI, 880 S. - Neue Pergament-Bände mit altem Rückenschild.. Auf hint. flieg. Vorsatzblatt handschriftliche "Bemerkungen 1814".

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        De l?Esprit des Loix.

      MONTESQUIEU,Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de.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. Tome Premier [Tome Seconde]Geneve, chez Barrillot & Fils [1748]2 volumes, quarto, 24.0 x 19.0 cm, very fine contemporary quarter pale continental, possibly Danish, calf and marbled boards, spines richly gilt, contemporary pale morocco labels lettered gilt, pp.(8), xxiv, 522; (4), xvi, 564, with the half titles to both volumes, printers woodcut to titles, with the cancels E3, F3, F4, Aa, Ff2, Kk2, Sss4 in volume I and a, Hhh in volume II, contemporary ownership in ink on front blanks W.E.Suedelius, an exceptionally fine, near immaculate copy of the true first edition.Printing & the Mind of Man 197. En Français dans le Texte 138. Kress 4920. Goldsmiths 8375. Tchemerzine,VIII,459 (a).See Volpilhac-Auger, G.Sabbagh & Weil: Un auteur en quête d?êditeurs? Histoire éditoriale de l?oeuvre de Montesquieu. 2011, pp.47-67, 413-416. It is believed that the first edition was printed in 500 t0 1500 copies, nobody really knows; part of the edition seems to have been seized by customs or lost in transport; in particular a large number of copies sent to England seem to have disappeared. Montesquieu was horrified by the errors he found which explains why no less than four kinds of errata were printed from January 1749 - three of which were destined for the first edition and inserted in the last copies that had been unsold and uncirculated by that time.FIRST EDITION of Montesquieu?s [1689-1755] great L?esprit des loix in which he argued that the best government would be one in which power was balanced among three groups of officials. He thought England - which divided power between the king (who enforced laws), Parliament (which made laws), and the judges of the English courts (who interpreted laws) - was a good model of this. Montesquieu called the idea of dividing government power into three branches the \"separation of powers.\" He thought it most important to create separate branches of government with equal but different powers. That way, the government would avoid placing too much power with one individual or group of individuals. He wrote, \"When the [law making] and [law enforcement] powers are united in the same person... there can be no liberty.\" According to Montesquieu, each branch of government could limit the power of the other two branches. Therefore, no branch of the government could threaten the freedom of the people. His ideas about separation of powers became the basis for the United States Constitution.John Maynard Keynes in the manuscript preface to his French edition of The General Theory described Montesquieu as the greatest French economist: "Montesquieu was the real French equivalent of Adam Smith. The greatest of your economists, head and shoulders above the Physiocrats in penetration, clear-headedness and good sense".

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        Zum allgemeinen Gebrauch wohleingerichtete Destillier-Kunst welche in dem ersten Theil von Ab- und Eintheilung, Werckzeugen, allgemeinen Arbeiten, und allem dem was diese Kunst überhaupt angehet genugsame Nachricht giebet; In dem andern Theil aber In beynahe zweyhundert Processen, die Bereitung verschiedener destillirter Wässer, Brandtweine, Aqua vitae, Rossolis, flüchtiger- saurer- mineralischer Geister, Oele, Essenzen, Extracte und anderer truckner Chemischen Artzneyen, deutlich vorträget; Und endlich in dem dritten Theile in viertzig Processen vom Einmachen mit Zucker und andern dahin gehörigen Confitur- Künsten, einigen Unterricht mittheilet. Zweite Auflage. Breslau, J. J. Korn 1747. 8°. (Dplblgr.) Titel, 6 Bll., 400 S., mit 6 Kupfertafeln, Hprgt. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Ferguson I, 132 - Ferchl 78.- Eines der Standardwerke der Brennkunst im 18. Jahrhundert; ohne den 1748 erschienen 2. Band "Neue Zusätze".- Burghart (1705-1776) wurde nach einer Apothekerausbildung Mediziner, arbeitete in Breslau und wurde 1743 als Professor der Mathematik und Physik an das Collegium Brieg berufen. Danach war er als Bergwerkaufseher in Reichenstein und Silberberg tätig. "He seems to have had some belief in transmutation" (Ferguson).- Leicht gebräunt u. tls. etw. braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. fleckig u. mit kl. Wurmspur.

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        Recueil de jurisprudence canonique et beneficiale, par ordre alphabetique: avec les pragmatiques, concordats, bulles & indults des Papes; ordonnances, edits & declarations de nos Rois; arrets & reglemens intervenus sur cette matiere dans les differens Tribunaux du Royaume, jusqu'a present.

      Paris, de Nully 1748.. 40 x 27 cm. [2] Bl., XXIV, 424, 328, [2], VIII, 370 S. Zeitgenössisches marmoriertes Ganzleder mit Lederrückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Rücken mit kl. Beschädigungen, Ecken stärker bestossen mit Bezugsverlust, hinterer Deckel mit Schnittspur. Schmutztitel mit gelöschtem, Titel mit vorhandendem handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk und schwacher Stempelspur. Ein Blatt mit Papierausriss im weissen Rand. Vereinzelt etwas fleckig und mit Marginalien. Die ersten ca. 10 Bl. wasserrandig, meist sauber und frisch.. Dekorativ gebundener juristischer Foliant.

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        Telliamed ou Entretiens d&#39;un philosophe indien avec un missionnaire François sur la Diminution de la Mer, la Formation de la Terre, l&#39;Origine de l&#39;Homme, &c

      Amsterdam: Chez L&#39;honore & Fils., 1748. Two volumes in one, octavo, owner&#39;s name on title; a very good copy in 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&#39;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 &#39;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&#39;. Generally, the work was based on de Maillet&#39;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&#39;s death, and even then reluctantly, by his friend the Abbé Le Mascrier, who was also responsible for the work&#39;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 &#39;Telliamed&#39; is a simple inversion of the author&#39;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 &#39;long supposed to have suggested to Mr. Darwin his celebrated theory.&#39;.

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