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        CLAVE HISTORIAL CON LA QUE SE ABRE LA PUERTA A LA HISTORIA ECLESIASTICA Y POLITICA

      Por Antonio Marin - Madrid. 1749. 24h+395Pág. 22X16. Pasta española. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref 4.6 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        ART DE LA GUERRE, PAR PRINCIPES ET PAR RÈGLES. Ouvrage de M. le Maréchal de Puységur, mis au jour par M. le Marquis de Puységur son Fils, Maréchal des Camps & Armées du Roy.

      Libr. Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert. Paris, 1749 - . 26,5 cm. 2 vol.: (I) 6 h., 411 pág., 2 h. (II) 6 h., 547 pág., 2 h. Ilustr. con viñetas y culs-de-lampe, y 51 lám. plegadas, fuera del texto (la lám. núm. 37 correspondiente a la pág. 388 del 1º vol. está colocada en la pág. 388 del 2º vol.). Dos vol. enc. en plena piel de época, tejuelos, nervios, dorados en el lomo, cortes pintados, algo deslucida con leves pérdidas en los lomos y cajos sesgados. Muy fina señal de tladro en el margen inferior del 2º vol. Ex-libris de anterior poseedor. * Jacobo Francisco de Chantenet Puységur (1655-1743) sirvió a Luis XIV de Francia y fue nombrado mariscal de Francia en el año 1734. Escribió esta obra que es una clásico de la literatura militar. Es a la vez un ensayo sobre la guerra y un tratado sobre estrategia, en la que muestra un gran conocimiento de los clásicos greco-romanos, iniciando la obra con una historia de la guerra durante la época clásica o comparando la guerra de César en España contra Afranius con la campaña del vizconde de la Turenne en 1652-1653. Militaria. Teoria militar. Història militar Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Art De La Guerre, Par Principes Et Par Regles. Mis Au Jour Par M. Le Marquis De Puysegur Son Fils, Marechal Des Camps & Armees Du Roy

      The Hague: Frederic Henri Scheurleer 1749 - 2 Volumes in 1. Folio. Contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine. The Hague: Frederic Henri Scheurleer, 1749. Edges worn. Internally very good. Engraved frontis, 2 engraved titles, 43 folding plates, 9 maps. Puysegur fought in the French campaigns in Spain and the Low Countries under Kings Louis XIV and XV. His work draws upon personal experience and study of ancient and modern military writers. See our pictures of this lovely book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: John and Paul Knapton, for the author, 1749. Two volumes, quarto, text and plates bound separately; with a total of 43 folding engraved plates and maps (including the frontispiece world map described below); some foxing and offsetting, a very good set in full contemporary calf (boards worn at extremities) spines renewed in period style retaining original labels. The lure of Spanish gold. One of the most popular and enduring seafaring books of all time, Anson's {i Voyage }recounts the capture of the Manila galleon laden with Spanish gold plundered from the New World. Richard Walter's compilation account of the Anson voyage, prepared under the careful eye of its commander, was one of the most widely disseminated naval narratives of the eighteenth century. Having taken the Manila galleon, Anson was likened to Sir Francis Drake and was certainly as vivid a figure in the popular imagination: hence the first edition of 1748 was rapidly reprinted in various formats to appease a ready market. This fifth quarto edition of 1749 features the same suite of 42 engraved maps and views included in the first edition published the previous year. Additionally, it contains an impressive frontispiece world map showing the track of the {i Centurion} that is not present in the first edition but is found in subsequent editions. Anson's voyage was 'appallingly costly in men and ships, did not result in new discoveries, and some of the geographical information gathered from the Spanish was often more confusing than helpful' (Dunmore). Nonetheless, by harassing the Spanish in the South Pacific and returning with ample gold, the loss of six ships and over half the crew became insignificant: 'The casualties were forgotten as the public celebrated a rare triumph in a drab and interminable war…, and in 1748 the long-awaited authorised account appeared under the name of Richard Walter, chaplain on the Centurion, and became a best-seller. Walter's volume has formed the basis of all accounts of Anson's voyage from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. The book, more fully illustrated than any similar work up to that time, was both a stirring story of adventure at sea and an exhortation to further Pacific enterprise' (Glyn Williams{i , The Prize of all the Oceans. The triumph and tragedy of Anson's voyage}, 1999, pp. xvii-xviii).

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        A voyage to Peru; performed by the Conde of St. Malo, in the years 1745, 1746, 1747, 1748, and 1749

      - A rare account of a voyage to Peru, rivalling to that of Frezier. 1753. London. R. Griffiths. In 12vo (167 mm x 101 mm). xv + 173 + 1 ff. Elegant 19th century half calf, boards ruled in blind, spine with raised bands tooled in gilt and lettering piece, a little worn. A fine copy, paper occasionally browned and spotted. First edition in English, a rare work. First published in French a couple of years earlier under the title ¿Nouveau voyage fait au Perou¿, this is the elusive English translation of this account. ¿An account of a voyage aboard a merchant ship out of St. Malo bound for Peru, with descriptions of society, natural history, agricultural productions, trade¿¿ (Hill). It´s description of Peru is comparable to that of Frezier. Sabin´s note says ¿The author¿s ¿observations and descriptions are sensible, pertinent, and entertaining. He seems to have little of the priest and nothing of the bigot about him; yet his sentiments are such as become the good Christian and the gentleman.¿- Monthly Review, IX. 294.¿ Hill, 387. Not in Leclerc. Sabin, 17177. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LXI

      - A very detailed hand colored copperplate engraving by Benjamin Wilkes from his series "The English Moths and Butterflies", which was printed in London in 1749. Overall this print measures 12 ½" x 10 ½". In these splendid and ambitious engravings on the butterflies and moths native to Britain, Benjamin Wilkes perfected his own style of representing these spectacular insects in their various stages of development, as well as their natural habitats. With this publication, Wilkes departed from convention, taking inspiration from styles popular in other art forms: Rococo and Chinoiserie. This scientific work, therefore, is of great artistic merit, not least because of the beauty of his subjects. His compositions take on a relatively spontaneous and naturalistic quality, as the insects in their various stages of development, from caterpillar to chrysalis and butterfly or moth, appear to meander about the flora. Wilkes was careful to place them with the plants that served as their nourishment, and the beauty of these, which are all in the flower or fruit stage, makes this book a truly great botanical work in its own right. Each illustration is vibrantly colored, probably by Wilkes himself, who personally drew and engraved the plates in order to ensure their high quality. Wilkes first became known as a painter in oils, specializing in portraits and historical subjects. Also an amateur entomologist, Wilkes eventually decided to devote himself to his passion for butterflies, moths and other insects, combining this interest with his artistic talent. Eventually, this decision culminated in this book, one of the most beautiful 18th-century volumes on the subject, and also led to acclaim and financial reward for Wilkes himself. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing/staining and a few small creases and tears around the edges.

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        An Account of the most Remarkable Places and Curiosities in Spain and Portugal.

      London: Printed for J. Osborne, et. al., 1749. - Octavo. iv, [ii], 332pp. []4 ([]1 blank), B8-X8, Y6 (Y6 blank). Pp. 267-328 contain "a catalogue of the cities, towns, villages, &c. . throughout Spain and Portugal. With a divisional title-page. Contemporary calf, rehinged. Cox I, p. 131.

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        Systema Doctrinae.

      Augustae & Herbipoli, Augustae & Herbipoli : Sumptibus Martini Veith, Bi 1749 - Text in Latin. Rare work. With the bookplate of Cardinal Marefoschi. 3 works bound in 1 volume. 1. Systema Doctrinae. Printed in the year 1749.2. Responsio. Printed in the year 1749.3. Hallucinationes. Printed in the year 1749.Collation, complete with all pages, [10], 478, [10], 108, [14], 316, [1] , pages. Book measures 7 x 4 1/4 inches.Bound in full period vellum. Vellum, dust or dirt marked, convent library number on spine. Binding in good firm condition. Internally, occasional library stamp or mark, some light tanning throughout, heavier in a few places. Pages in good ccondition throughout.A very nice copy, on a rare work.A14 Size: 8vo

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        Dissertation sur la Glace, ou Explication physique de la formation de la Glace, & de ses divers phénomènes

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1749 - In-12, frontispice, XXIX, (5)-384-XX-5 planches dépliantes Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné, reliure de l'époque. Coiffe supérieure et coins restaurés. Bel exemplaire Seconde édition, mais la première illustrée.L'édition originale date de 1716 et fut couronné par l'Académie de Bordeaux. Duveen, 386. L'ouvrage décrit les diverses applications de la glace artificielle, notamment en médecine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Rita De Maere]
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        Dissertation sur la glace, ou Explication physique de la formation de la glace, & de ses divers phénomènes.

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1749 - xxix-[1 bl.-10]-384-xx pp. (lég. traces de grattage sur le titre, déchir. sans manque au f. Fvi). Reliure à restaurer, int. en bonne condition. Réédition très augmentée (originale en 1716) et première édition illustrée de ce traité sur la glace, sa formation, ses phénomènes (gel, dégel), avec un chapitre sur la glace artificielle "par le moyen des sels". Ill. (complet) d'un frontisp. gravé par Ingram et de 5 pl. dépliantes figurant des cristaux de glace. Physicien, mathématicien, plusieurs fois lauréat de l'Académie des sciences de Bordeaux, Mairan (1678-1771) devint membre de l'Académie des Sciences en 1718; directeur du Journal des Savants, il appartint à presque toutes les sociétés savantes de l'Europe et fut l'ami des philosophes. Ses expériences sur la glace artificielle "trouvèrent leur application dans de nombreux domaines, y compris ceux de l'alimentation" (Oberlé). Ref. Duveen p. 386. Oberlé, Fastes, 437. COPAC. Bn-Opale plus. 1 volumes. Reliure plein veau de l'époque (abîmé, dos manquant),

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        Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Vol. 19. 1749

      Edward Cave, London , 1749, - (Gentleman's Magazine). The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle.Volume XIX for 1749. London : Edw. Cave, 1749. Pp. [3 leaves], [1] - 599,[1] - [21] (indices). 8vo. Full brown calf, with spine titled and decoratedin gilt, boards decoratively ruled and with edges also ornamented in gilttracery, marbled edges. Contents of maps, plans and views: twelve plates ofarms belonging to the Scotch nobility, dukes, earls and barons; those of the Irish, and of the Irish bishops, fold-out "Plan of London and Westminster Shewing the Forts erected by Order of the Parliament in 1643 & the Desolation by the Fire in 1666", fold-out map of South America, map of "Algiers and Parts Adjacent", fold-out sheet on which are "Plan of St. Petersburg with its Fortifications built by Peter the Great in 1703" and "Harbour of Crownslot" [with] "River Neva" [with] "Canal made from the said river to the R.Wolschowa", full page plate: "View of Covent Garden from the Church Portico", folding "View and Plan of Noah's Ark" (i.e. "supposed division of the floors of Noah's Ark, with the partitions and platforms of each") and sixteen other plates, some folding, of views, or of natural, useful and classicalantiquarian objects. The plates, plans and views having, as is usual withthis periodical, accompanying explanatory text (and that for the heraldic arms being especially well represented). Of Canadian historical interest isthe extract of a letter from Chebucto Harbour, Nova Scotia, August 17 (1749) with accompanying plan of Halifax. The letter, by an unnamed author, describes the gentleman's arrival in Halifax, where he finds ".the mornings and evenings are delightfully pleasant, and the middle of the day not warmerthan I have found in England.". His praise is high for the location and its surroundings, writing ".the usefulness of the settlement, will entitleit to the protection of the government, who have begun so glorious a work,for which posterity must be ever thankful.". The plan shows the town laidout in a grid, with locations for barracks, palisaded forts, the parade square and the Governor's house. The church and courthouse (with prison), itshould be mentioned, were not built in the locations indicated on the original plan, but were actually reversed. With the heraldic engraved bookplateof Fraser, of Ledeclune, Baronet affixed to front fixed endpaper. Boards somewhat rubbed, front and rear boards becoming detached, spine worn across raised bands, at head and tail, and along hinges. Text lightly browned, andshowing occasional light off-setting and very occasional scattered foxing,last few leaves (and adjacent endpaper) heavily spotted in part. 1,400.00 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        CONTROVERSIA DE REVELATIONIBUS AGREDANIS EXPLICATA, cum epicrisi ad ineptas earum revelationum vindicias, editas à P. Didaco Gonzalez Mathéo. & à P. Landelino Mayr

      Sumptibus Martini Veith, bibliopolae. Augusta Vind[elicorum] & Herbipoli [Augsburgo & Würzburg], 1749 - . 25 x 20 cm. XXVIII, 788, [4] pág. Enc. de mediados del XX en medio pergamino, cortes tintados. * El autor, filósofo y teólogo, formado por los jesuitas en Munich, a una temprana edad ingresó en los Canónigos Regulares, en el convento de Polling, donde pasó la mayor parte de su vida como maestro de filosofía, teología y derecho canónico. Fue un autor prolífico y de su obra destaca la dirigida contra la "Ciudad Mística de Dios", la famosa obra de la monja franciscana española, María de Agreda, que le ocasionó conflictos con varios de sus defensores franciscanos, y contra la que publicó hasta tres obras. Teologia, Agreda, Mistica, controversias Mística Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 latín [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité de la suppuration.

      Chez d'Houry 1749 - - Chez d'Houry, A Paris 1749, In 12 (10x17cm), (12) 432pp., relié. - Edition originale.Plein Veau d'époque marbré. Dos à nerfs orné de 5 fleurons dans des caisoons. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffes élimées. Frottements sur les plats.Un des classiques ouvrages de médecine de ce grand esprit que fut François Quesnay, grand chirurgien et médecin, qui devint le père de la physiocratie et un des plus grands économistes modernes vers 1750, à l'âge de 56 ans. (12) 432pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        OEUVRES. NOUVELLE EDITION.

      CHEZ DUMESNIL. 1749 - 8 TOMES EN 8 VOLUMES PETIT IN-12 (9 X 14,3 X 19 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON), RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTES MAROQUIN ROUGE ET VERT, DENTELLE DOREE SUR COUPES, TRANCHES ROUGES. ILLUSTRE D'UN PORTRAIT DE MOLIERE EN FRONTISPICE ET DE 33 FIGURES HORS TEXTE GRAVES PAR FESSARD D'APRES BOUCHER. (COHEN. 715, QUI NE DONNE QUE 31 FIGURES POUR CETTE EDITION). QUELQUES PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, SANS AUCUNE GRAVITE, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lucifer Wittenbergensis, Oder der Morgen-Stern von Wittenberg, das ist: Vollständiger Lebens-Lauff Catharinae von Bore, des vermeynten Ehe-Weibs D. Martini Lutheri, Meistentheils aus denen Büchern Lutheri ... verfasset (etc.) (2. Aufl.)

      Landsberg, J. L. Singer 1749.. 8°. (2 Tle. in 1 Bd.) Gest. Frontisp., Titelbl. (Doppelbl.), 10 nn. Bll., 48 S. (Vorrede), 2 nn. Bll. (Register), 356 S., 7 nn. Bll. (Register); Titelbl., 66 S. (Vorrede), 2 nn. Bll. (Register), 416 S., mit drei gest. u. e. gef. Taf (Genealogie), 8 nn Bll. (Register), Titelblatt in rot u. schwarz, mit Kopfleisten u. Schlußvignetten. Lederband d. Zeit, mit Rückenzierlinien u. rahmenförmigen Streicheisenlinien in Blindprägung a. d. Einbanddeckeln, mit Rasurspuren am vorderen Spiegel. Titelblatt fleckig, unten im Falz geringfügig eingerissen.. BSB-AK 20,229. Hayn-Gotend. I,414. ADB 17,376. LThuK3 6,500. BBKL 4,759f. - K. (auch Khuen, 1709-1765), Augustinerchorherr in Ulm, machte sich vor allem als Kirchen- u. Ordenshistoriker verdient, verfasste außerdem aber auch polemische Werke.

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        Sammlung verschiedener ausländischer und seltener Vögel worinnen ein jeder dererselben nicht nur auf das genaueste beschrieben sondern auch in einer richtigen und sauber illuminirten Abbildung vorgestellet wird.

      - Nürnberg, J.J. Fleischmann, 1749-1773. Volumes 1-8 (of 9), bound in 4. Folio (380 x 245mm). With 2 engraved frontispieces, 8 engraved title-vignettes, 1 large coloured folding map of Carolina, 1 engraved portrait and 421 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spines with gilt lettered labels and gilt ornaments. One of the most splendid German works on birds. The number of copies printed must have been very small as complete copies with all the 9 volumes are rare. The last complete copy to appear at auction is almost 20 years ago.In 1749-1776, the works of Edwards 'A natural history of uncommon birds' and 'Gleanings of natural history' and Catesby 'Natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands' were translated into German and combined into one work under the title 'Sammlung verschiedener ausländischer und seltener Vögel'. The plates of Edwards and Catesby were re-engraved by Seligmann, further embellished by the addition of figures of plants not present in the originals. Johann Michael Seligmann (1720-1762) was a Nürnberg publisher and engraver. He published some of the most splendid natural history works of his time such as Trew's 'Hortus Nitidissimis', Gessner's 'Opera botanica' and Schmidel's 'Erz Stüffen'.The final volume 9, not present here, contains 52 plates.3 plates with contemporary handwriting in the margin, 2 plates with old handwriting (just one word), 1 plate, outer margin shorter (not supplied from another copy).Nissen IVB, 857; Anker 462; Ludwig, Nürnberger naturwissenschaftliche Malerei im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert pp. 375-377. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Amérique Septentrionale et Meridionale divisée en ses principales parties par les S[ieu]rs Sanson . rectifiée suivant les nouvelles découvertes . par le S[ieu]r. Robert

      Vaugondy, Paris 1749 - The rare first issue of this very fine eighteenth-century map depicting both North and South America, by one of France's greatest cartographers This highly attractive map depicts the American continent at a time when the European powers were jockeying for power and possessions in the the New World: the period immediately before the Seven Years' War. It is one of Gilles Robert's earlier original maps, and concurrently he also issued a world map and maps of the three other continents. Its rarity can be explained by the fact that it was not apparently usually issued in any of the Robert atlases. The political realities of the time are spelt out in the interesting engraved panel on the right hand side which lists the holdings of Britain, France, Portugal, Holland, Denmark and Spain in the Americas. Also included in this panel is a list of the dominant religions in the region. The map includes two insets: one of Martinique and the other of Santo Domingo, two immensely profitable French colonies (they shared Santo Domingo with the Spanish). The elegant title cartouche is by Gobin and features a Native American reclining beside a spilled pot of gold, her arms raised in exultation as she accepts Christianity, as personified by the Blessed Virgin holding a Cross. The scene also includes flora and fauna indigenous to the Americas: an alligator, a parrot, a goat, a small, rather unusual quadruped with a long tail and two tropical trees. This map was re-issued in 1771, 1776 and 1778 with a new cartouche incorporating a new title "Amérique ou Indes Occidentales". Pedley Bel et Utile , 19 (1st state) & see pp.34/35 (double-page plate). Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour. In good condition, with two small repairs to lower blank margin.

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        De la vida, y acciones de Alexandro el Grande, traducido de la lengua latina en la española por D. Matheo Ibáñez de Segovia y Orellana, Marqués de Corpa.

      - M., Antonio Pérez de Soto, 1749, 29,5 x 21 cm., plena piel de época con adornos gofrados en las tapas, 17 h. incluso portada a dos tintas + 336 págs. a dos columnas + 5 h.

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        TABLES OF THE SKELETON AND MUSCLES OF THE HUMAN BODY. 25 ORIGINAL PLATES

      London: H. Woodfall for John and Paul Knapton. Very good. 1749. First English edition.. . Incomplete set of plates, unbound. Price is for all, but may be sold separately. Albinus is perhaps best known for his monumental Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani, which was first published in Leiden in 1747, largely at his own expense. The artist and engraver with whom Albinus did nearly all of his work was Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759). In an attempt to increase the scientific accuracy of anatomical illustration, Albinus and Wandelaar devised a new technique of placing nets with square webbing at specified intervals between the artist and the anatomical specimen and copying the images using the grid patterns Tabulae was highly criticized by such scholars as Petrus Camper especially for the whimsical backgrounds added to many of the pieces by Wandelaar, but Albinus staunchly defended Wandelaar.& This atlas was first published in Leiden in 1747. It is the most celebrated of anatomic atlases. Albinus and his artist, Wandelaar attempted to merge the the very serious science of anatomy with fantastical backgrounds of highly romanticized landscapes. The result is these wonderful engravings executed by Jan Wandelaar, which are both instructive and decorative. The title page is embellished by an engraving of an anatomist performing a dissection of a humanlike creature (a satyr?), in a setting of a hilly graveyard. There are ghostly figures and a tomb in the background. The doctor's medical books are lying on the ground, in the foreground. We have many of the individual engravings from this atlas, representing every facet in the human body from the fully fleshed complete figure to the musculature of the hand. Please inquire for individual prices and for digital photos .

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        Oeuvres. Avec des Éclaircissements Historiques, données par lui-même. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée d'un grand nombre de remarques historiques et critiques

      François Changuion, Amsterdam 1749 - 8º, 4 vols. (vol. 1: 1 retrato, 488 p.; vol. 2: 430 p., láms.; vol. 3: 460 p., láms.; vol. 4: 438 p, láms.). Puntos de polilla en el margen derecho de las p. 393 al final del vol. 3 y en el margen inferior de todo el vol. 4. Pasta española época, lomo cuajado con dorados. Cortes jaspeados. Buena edición, que corrige algunos errores de dos impresiones anteriores del mismo editor. Se inicia con una advertencia editorial, sigue un prefacio del autor, y un elogio por M. de Valincour. Notable grabado con el retrato del famoso escritor. Literatura francesa. Poesía francesa. Epistolarios. French literature. French poetry. Letters.

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        Lettre sur les aveugle, à l’usage de ceux qui voyent.

      1749 - Livre ancien (1bl), 220 p., (1bl). 6 planches. Une des trois versions de l’édition originale signalée par Adams de ce texte paru clandestinement, dans lequel Diderot, s’interrogeant sur la perception visuelle des aveugles, questionne ouvertement l’universalité de la religion, même révélée. Se faisant, il se place résolument du côté du matérialisme et de l’athéisme. Cet écrit fut interdit et valut à son auteur trois mois de prisons, interrompant par-là même la publication de l’Encyclopédie. Condition : In-8 en plein-veau moucheté, dos plat orné de fleurons, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Manques en coiffes de queue et de tête. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Epistles of Phalaris. Translated from the Greek. To which are added, some select epistles of the most eminent Greek writers. By Thomas Francklin

      London: Printed for R. Francklin 1749. - These letters "Éwere attributed to Phalaris, a tyrant of Acragas in Sicily (6th cent. BC) with a reputation for extreme cruelty. They were edited by Charles Boyle, fourth earl of Orrery in 1695 and praised by Sir W[illiam] Temple. R[ichard] Bentley proved that they were spurious and dated from perhaps the 2nd cent. AD. There is an echo of the controversy in Swift's The Battle of the Books" (Oxford Companion to English Literature, 5th ed., edited by Margaret Drabble). Thomas Francklin's (1721-1784) translation was regarded as the first good translation of these letters. Francklin, a clergyman and a friend of Smollett, Johnson, and Joshua Reynolds, was a respected classical scholar whose other writings included an anonymous translation of Cicero's On the Nature of the Gods (1741), a translation of Sophocles' tragedies (2 volumes, 1759), and a translation of Lucian's works (2 volumes, 1780). Octavo. [16], xxiii, [2], 224 pp. Engraved folding frontispiece. Complete with half-title. Select Epistles has a separate title-page, dated 1748. Quarter contemporary calf over old blue boards, red morocco spine label, edges sprinkled red. Boards rubbed and a bit worn, old ink signature on front pastedown, lacks front free endpaper. Still, quite a good, clean copy. First edition of the first adequate English translation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of Russia

      Paris, 1749. Engraving Paper size approx: 62" by 38". This brilliant large- scale map of Russia was engraved by Guillaume Delisle, French geographer and cartographer, he was geographer to Louis XV. Having completed his law studies, settled in Paris as private teacher in geography and history, and afterwards filled the office of royal censor. He was also a cartographer, and in 1696 drew up a map in manuscript and also took part in his son's first works, "The Map of the World" and "The Map of the Continents", both published in 1700. These and the terrestrial maps produced subsequently, which surpassed all similar publications, established the son's fame. In 1702 he became élève, in 1716 adjoint, and in 1718 associé of the Académie des Sciences; and, as the young king's instructor in geography, received the title of First Royal Geographer with a fixed salary, an office which was then created for the first time. Guillaume Delisle adopted entirely new principles in cartography and set about making a thorough reform in that subject. The map-publishers of the time did not know how to utilize the material supplied mainly by the French astronomers of the latter half of the seventeenth century, and Delisle recognized that the new methods of measuring by scale and of marking the places were very valuable for cartography; with this help he therefore produced a new and perfect picture of the world. When his astronomical information fell short he carefully examined and sifted all the books of travel and all the maps he could find, and the products of this reading were dovetailed neatly into the facts which he had already at hand. According to a fixed method he worked up the several continents and countries one by one, France in particular. In disputed points he named his source on the map or wrote additional notes, the majority of which were published in the writings of the Academy.. Book.

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        Nouvel Abrégé Chronologique de l'Histoire de France.

      Prault Père Et Fils, Desaint & Saillant, Paris 1749 - Nouvel Abrégé Chronologique de l'Histoire de France Contenant les événemens de notre histoire depuis Clovis jusqu'à la mort de Louis XIV. Les guerres, les batailles, les sièges, &c. Troisième édition revûe, corrigée, augmentée & ornée de vignettes & fleurons en taille-douce.In-4 ( 260x200 mm ) de VIII, 636 et 56 pages, plein veau brun marbré, dos à 5 nerfs, titre doré sur pièce de maroquin vieux rouge, fer, filets et fleurons dorés dans les caissons. Filets à froid encadrant les plats. Double filets dorés sur les coupes, tranches marbrées.Coiffe inférieure arasée et coins émoussés, Page 125 non imprimée.Titre, Avertissement, Première Race, Seconde Race, Troisième Race, Table des Matières. Approbation et Privilège du Roi. Anciens. Histoire.

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        Veduta della Basilica di S. Giovanni Laterano

      Rome 1749 - Hind 8 (3rd state)John Wilton-Ely 139The watermark that is present is number 35 in John Wilton-Ely page 1161 and is date between 1761-1765This plate is from the series Vedute di Roma. "The 135 plates of the Veduta di Roma, produced individually by Piranesi from the late 1740s until his death some thrity years later, represent almost every phase in his stylistic evolution and reflect his changing intellectual concerns. Throught these particular works, which were spread all over the Continent by means of the Grand Tour, Piranesi was not only to revolutionize the conventional form of the veduta but was to transform the European vision of classical antiquity" (John Wilton-Ely)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 expounde

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        L'Office de la Quinzaine de Pasques, selon l'usage de Rome en Latin et en Francois traduction Nouvelle. Dedie'al la reine,, avec explication des Cérémonies propers de ce saint Tems, des Méditations sur les Evangiles, des Réflexions sur les Mystéres, & des Prieres pour la Confession & la Communion.

      Paris, chez Theodore de Hansy, 1749 - gestochenes Frontispiz, xxxij S., 669 S. mit 2 gestochenen, ganzseitigen Kupfern, 3 nn S. Approbation. prächtiges Andachtswerk aus der Mitte der 18 Jahrhunderts, an den unterern Ecken minimal berieben, sonst außergewöhnlich wohlerhalten und dekorativ. Französische/lateinischer Paralleltext zur Kar/Osterwoche. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8° Kaminroter genarbter Ganzlederband der Zeit über fünf Bünde mit sehr reichlicher, teilweiser florarer Vergoldung, Ganzgoldschnitt und Buntpapiervorsätzen.

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        [Sammelband of fourteen pamphlets relating to affairs in the American colonies and the American Revolution, plus another pamphlet on post-revolutionary British tea duties]

      Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco spine labels. Label on second volume chipped, with half the label lacking. Minor wear to bindings. Titlepage of first item stained, an occasional fox mark or some soiling, but on the whole very clean. Very good. A remarkable collection of tracts relating to the American Revolution, including some of great rarity A remarkable sammelband, bringing together fourteen scarce and important British tracts relating to the grievances of the American colonies and the prosecution of the war with the American revolutionaries. These two volumes were assembled by Francis Ferrand Foljambe (1749-1814), a British politician and book collector, and they have Foljambe's initials and family crest at the foot of both spines. Foljambe was elected a member of Parliament for Yorkshire in 1784, High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1787, and was a member of Parliament from Northamptonshire from 1801 to 1810. Included in these two volumes are two scarce essays by Samuel Johnson, a response to Johnson (possibly penned by John Wilkes), a rare tract by the secretary to the British Admiral Lord Howe, two essays by Joseph Galloway, the leading Loyalist spokesman in the American colonies, and several other works that are little-known and even less well-studied. Several of the titles defend the actions of the British crown, others are critical of its course, but virtually all (save the Wilkes tract) are united in opposition to American independence. They range from theoretical treatises on the nature of liberty and citizenship, to considerations of the right to tax, to denunciations of the actions and arguments of the Americans. The titles, in the order in which they appear, are: 1) Johnson, Samuel: The Patriot. Addressed to the Electors of Great Britain. . London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1774. [2],33pp. "The Second Edition," issued just a few weeks after the first. A scarce work by Dr. Johnson, written at the behest of his friends in the North Ministry, and strongly in defense of the Quebec Act. The Quebec Act, one of what became known generally as the "Intolerable Acts," angered an American populace already on its way to outright rebellion against Great Britain. Johnson includes a vociferous recitation of what a patriot is and is not, a part of which reads: "That man therefore is no Patriot, who justifies the ridiculous claims of American usurpation; who endeavours to deprive the nation of its natural and lawful authority over its own colonies; those colonies, which were settled under English protection; were constituted by an English charter; and have been defended by English arms." American Controversy 74-38b. Sabin 36301. Courtney, p.117. Fleeman 74.10P/2. Rothschild 1255. 2) Johnson, Samuel: Taxation no Tyranny; An Answer to the Resolutions and Addresses of the american Congress. . London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1775. [2],88 (of 91)pp. Half title. This copy lacks pages 89 to 91. This is the first issue of the first edition (printed in 500 copies), with the press figure "I" on page two. Four editions came out in 1775. Another scarce work by Dr. Johnson relating to the growing crisis in the American colonies, and containing a strong statement against American independence and in favor of colonial fealty to the Parliament. Johnson's work is a defense of the so-called "Coercive Acts" and a reply to the Continental Congress's "Declaration of Rights" of the previous year. Johnson asserts at great length the right of the mother country to tax her colonies, and wishes that the Americans "be subdued with the least injury possible to their persons and their possessions. When they are reduced to obedience, may that obedience be secured by stricter laws and stronger obligations." American Controversy 75-69a. Courtney, p.125. Fleeman 75.3TT/1. Sabin 36303. HOWES J149, "aa." 3) An Answer to a Pamphlet, Entitled Taxation no Tyranny. Addressed to the Author, and to Persons in Power. London: Printed for J. Almon, 1775. 63pp. Half title. A reply to Samuel Johnson's pamphlet, Taxation no Tyranny . Takes Dr. Johnson to task on the question of whether Parliament has the right to tax the colonies. Howes states the author was probably John Wilkes. American Controversy 75-5. Sabin 1657. Kress 7068. Howes A288. Courtney, p.126 (note). 4) [Serle, Ambrose]: Americans Against Liberty; or an Essay on the Nature and Principles of True Freedom, Shewing that the Designs and Conduct of the Americans tend only to Tyranny and Slavery. London: Sold by J. Mathews, 1775. 64pp. Half title. Serle was a member of the Secretary of State's Office for the Colonies and private secretary to Lord Howe, admiral of the British fleet during the Revolution. This pamphlet is Serle's defense of the rightfulness of the British government's ability to tax the American colonies. He engages in a long discussion of the nature of liberty and conclude that "the Rebel-Americans, in the wildest delusion and by the worst of means, are avowing themselves the open enemies to the public and general liberty of the British Empire." American Controversy 75-126a. Sabin 79269. Howes S297, "aa." 5) [Seabury, Samuel]: Free Thoughts on the Proceedings of the Continental Congress, Held at Philadelphia, Sept. 5, 1774: Wherein their Errors are Exhibited, thier Reasonings Confuted, and the Fatal Tendency of their Non-Importation, Non-Exportation, and Non-Consumption Measures, are Laid Open to the Plainest Understandings... New-York, Printed: London Reprinted for Richardson and Urquhart, 1775. [4],50pp. Half title. First British edition, following the New York printing of the previous year. Samuel Seabury was first bishop of the Episcopal Church in America. At the outset of the American Revolution "Seabury and his colleagues began their major literary struggle to keep the colonies loyal to the Crown. His most important pamphlets were signed A.W. Farmer" (DAB). Alexander Hamilton, at age seventeen, replied to Seabury's Free Thoughts .. with A Full Vindication of the Measures of the Congress .... This sparked a pamphlet war between the two, which produced three more publications by Seabury and another one by Hamilton. Through the present work and other pamphlets, Seabury sought to nullify the measures enacted by the Continental Congress. "Seabury was the pre-eminent exponent of Tory thought in America" - Howes. American Congress 74-70b. American Independence 136d. Sabin 78575. Howes S253. DAB XVI, pp.528-30. 6) A Letter to the Noblemen, Gentlemen, & Who Have Addressed his Majesty on the Subject of the American Rebellion. London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1776. [4],37pp. Half title. Published anonymously just a few months before the American Declaration of Independence, this scarce pamphlet reviews the arguments made by the Americans and systematically refutes them. The author upholds the British government's right to tax its colonies and asserts that the rebellious Americans cannot pick and choose which laws to obey. He goes on to state that the Continental Congress "seem to be at war with reason, common sense, and the experience of mankind, as well as with the government of their country." Scarce -Adams locates only six copies. American Controversy 76-79. Sabin 40505. Howes L288. 7) Plain Facts, Submitted to the Common Sense of the People of England London: Printed and Sold by J. Jarvis, 1785. [2],42pp. Hole in final leaf, affecting one word on the recto. One of the few non-Americana pamphlets in this sammelband, this anonymous tract considers the actions of the Portland Ministry, specifically with regard to the coalition of Lord North and Charles James Fox, the Receipt Tax, and the East India Bill. OCLC locates only three copies, at The New York Public Library, the Huntington Library, and the Univ. of Wisconsin. Scarce. Kress B929. OCLC 39221825. 8) [Dalrymple, John]: The Rights of Great Britain Asserted Against the Claims of America; Being an Answer to the Declaration of the General Congress. [6],96pp., plus folding table. Half title. "The Third Edition, with Additions," including the advertisement leaf following the titlepage, issued the same year as the first edition. An important political tract, replying to the American Congress' "Declaration...setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms," which is printed in the rear of the pamphlet. Authorship of this work is in doubt, Adams crediting James MacPherson, who was retained by Lord North as a political writer, and Howes crediting Sir John Dalrymple. The pamphlet, which was widely disseminated, sets forth the ministerial position on the situation in America. Adams locates six copies of this edition. American Controversy 75-95e. American Independence 220e. Sabin 18347. Howes D37. 9) Reflections on the Present Combination of the American Colonies Against the Supreme Authority of the Biritish Legislature, and their Claim to Independency. London: Printed for J. Wallis, 1777. [4],100pp. Half title. First and only edition of this rare pamphlet attacking the American rebels. The anonymous author is vociferous in his condemnation of the actions and motivations of the Americans, beginning with the Boston Tea Party and the leadership of John Hancock - who is called "one of the most notorious smugglers in North America," and who was motivated to dump British tea in Boston Harbor not out of principle but to protect his own investments. The author writes that in forty years of acquaintance with Americans "I scarce remember a single instance among the lower rank of people where they did not speak the language of rebellion," and he is especially critical of leaders in New England. Adams, ESTC, and OCLC list five copies, at the John Carter Brown Library, the Clements Library, the British Museum, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Newberry Library (though the Newberry copy is a photostat of the copy at JCB). American Controversy 77-79a. Howes R149, "aa." Sabin 68707. OCLC 82494005, 68099703. Beginning of second volume: 10) [Pownall, Thomas]: A Memorial , Most Humbly Addressed to the Sovereigns of Europe, on the Present State of affairs, between the Old and New World. London: Printed for J. Almon, 1780. [2],viii,127pp., plus advertisement leaf for works by J. Almon bound in at beginning. A scarce work by Governor Thomas Pownall, the British colonial administrator, accomplished artist, and prolific writer. By 1780 Pownall, long considered sympathetic to the position of the American colonists, was finishing a long career in Parliament. This work discusses the importance to Europe of the American Revolution and the ideas it espoused. It also considers the political, economic, and trade consequences for the nations of Europe of an independent America. A visionary work, scarce on the market. American Controversy 80-67a. Sabin 64826. Howes P542, "aa." 11) [Galloway, Joseph]: Plain Truth: Or, A Letter to the Author of Dispassionate Thoughts on the American War. In which the Principles and Arguments of that Author are Refuted, and the Necessity of Carrying on that War Clearly Demonstrated. . London: Printed for G. Wilkie and R. Faulder, 1780. vii,[1],76pp., plus advertisement page. Half title. This is the scarce first (and only) edition of Galloway's tract, written in response to Josiah Tucker's Dispassionate Thoughts .... Galloway defends Britain's right to tax the colonies, discusses the importance of America to Great Britain, and refutes arguments in favor of independence. He also considers the importance of controlling the Americans in light of their alliance with France and Spain, and considers issues of trade and military readiness as well. Galloway was the most prominent American Loyalist during the Revolution. American Controversy 80-33. Sabin 26440. Howes G45. 12) Letters, to the King, from an Old Patriotic Quaker, Lately Deceased. London: Printed for R. Baldwin, 1778. xv,[1],207pp. Half title. First and only edition of this scarce title. Issued anonymously, it takes the form of twenty letters to the government on affairs of state. Discussions of the American Revolution and the British prosecution of the war are included in nine of the twenty letters, especially in the fifth, "On the difficulties inseparable from a continuance of the war," and the tenth, "On the dilatory and impolitic manner in which our colonial war has been hitherto conducted." The tone of the letters is against the demands of the Americans, and in favor of bringing a speedy (but successful) end to the war, in order to lessen the strain on the British treasury. American Controversy 78-61. Sabin 40648. 13) [Galloway, Joseph]: Historical and Political Reflections on the Rise and Progress of the American Rebellion .... London: Printed for G. Wilkie, 1780. [8],135,[1]pp. With passages on pages 38 and 39 crossed out in ink, as is often the case (see Howes). Galloway was the most prominent American Loyalist during the Revolution. The present pamphlet sets forth his wish that the colonies remain with Great Britain, and how it might be achieved. As background for his case, Galloway argues that the rebellion lacked any reasonable foundation, citing the "principles and dispositions" of the first settlers of New England as the ideological source for the war. American Controversy 80-32. Sabin 26431. Howes G39. 14) Deane, Silas: An Address to the United States of North America. To which is Added, a Letter to the Hon. Robert Morris, Esq. with Notes and Observations. London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1784. [4],95,[1]pp. First British edition, following the Hartford edition of the same year. Deane has come to be recognized as a martyr to the American cause in the Revolution, although he died in bankruptcy, maligned and exiled. A prosperous Connecticut merchant, he went with Franklin and Arthur Lee as commissioners to France in 1778. After the signing of the French treaty he was recalled by Congress on the basis of accusations by Lee that he had taken gifts from the French and misused funds. Unable to defend himself without the necessary documents, he returned to Europe to obtain them, only to become embroiled in further difficulties when his pessimistic private letters to friends, suggesting that the Americans give up the struggle for independence, became public. His life thereafter was an attempt to justify himself from exile. This pamphlet is one of his leading self-defenses. Sabin 19064. Howes D172. 15) Remarks on the Commutation Act. Addressed . London: Printed for T. Becket, 1785. [2],81pp. The Commutation Act of 1784 lowered the duty on tea, so as to remove the incentive for smuggling. The Act, supported by Prime Minister Pitt (the Younger), was designed to stimulate trade in China for the British East India Company, and lowered the tax on tea from 119% to 12.5%. The present work criticizes the act as being a windfall for the East India Company, and an oppression to the common people, who would be taxed in other ways to make up for the shortfall. Kress B944. A fascinating collection of British tracts on the American Revolution and the philosophical issues surrounding the conflict. [London: Various publishers and dates, as described below]. Second item incomplete, lacking final three pages of text (pp.89-91, see note below). Two volumes.

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        Histoire Generale des Voyages, ou Nouvelle Collection de Toutes les Relations de Voyages par Mer et par Terre. Volume Nine, Part Three and Four

      La Haye- Pierre de Hondt 1749 - One volumeexploring China and Tibet, with engravings and maps, from Abbe Prevost extensive Histoire Generale des Voyages. Volume Nine, Parts Three and Four. Part Three: Description de la Tartarie Orientale et du Tibet. Part Four: Voyages Dans la Tartarie, Le Tibet, La Bukkarie, et a la Chine. With fourteen plates and eight maps, and a large fold-out Map of the World to the rear. The title page is missing. A typed title page has been bound in. In French. Head- and tail-pieces, initial letters,and marginalia. Volumes 1-9 are a translation of John Green's New General Collection of Voyages and Travels -Copac. With a Bookseller Advertisement to the front. Antoine Francois Prevost, 1697 1763, usually known simply as the Abbe Prevost, was a French writer, translator, and novelist. Condition: Disbound. Externally, worn. The spine is cracked in several places, with slight loss. The front board is missing. The rear board is detached. Internally, generally firmly bound, although split in correspondence with the cracked spine. The first page is browned with marks, with intermittent browning, prominent to the rear. From the front to page 35have smallclosed tears, creases and chips, with marks,to the fore-edge margin. There are occasional marginal small closed tears. There are tidemarks to the firsttwenty leaves. With intermittent spots and marks, and marginal tidemarks. Overall: FAIR with a good interior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Tome 17: Suite de la description des royaumes de Congo, d'Angola, de Benguela, et des pays voisins. (Suivi de:) Description des pays qui bordent la côte orientale d'Afrique, depuis le Cap de Bonne-Esperance jusqu'au Cap de Guardafu, contenant particulièrement le pays des Hottentots & le Royaume de Monomotapa (Peter Kolben).

      Paris, Didot, 1749. - 12mo. (III)+408 pp. With engr. frontisp., 5 fold. maps (Coast of Angola, Coast of Benguella, Cape of Good Hope with surrouding Land of the Hottentots, Bay of Saint Helena, Table Bay and Robben Island) , fold. plan of Cape Town with Fort and the Company's Garden of the VOC), 2 plts. Erroneously there are also 11 fold. plates by Nieuhof bound in depicting views in China belonging to volume 18 of the series. Hardcover. Contemp. calf, spine richly gilt, with raised bands & red title label. VG. (Front joint partly split; occas. light foxing/browning). * Incl. the first part of Peter Kolben's travel account of South Africa (Hottentots & the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bucolicorum Eclogae Decem: The Bucolicks of Virgil; The Georgicks of Virgil (2 volume set)

      R. Reily, for T. Osborne 1749 - 2 volume set. xciv, [1], 390, 7, [11] + xvi, 487, 4, [13] pp. 3 engraved plates, 2 folding maps in the vol. 1. 8 engraved plates, 2 folding maps in the vol. 2. 8vo. Bound in contemporary sheepskin. Covers worn, boards detached or starting. Contents toned with occasional light foxing. London: R. Reily for T. Osborne, 1749; T. Osborne and J. Shipton, 1755 Latin text of Virgil's pastoral and agricultural poetry with English translation and natural history notes by the botanist John Martyn (1699-1768), of which the Georgics first appeared in 1741 and the Bucolics in 1749. "The notes discuss in considerable detail the proper identification of the plants mentioned by the poet . . . It was one of the works on which the reputation of John Martyn rested"--Hunt 517 (original edition of the Georgics only). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pieces Concernant L'Operation de la Taille. Premier Recueil. Qui Traite Principalement de Cette Opération Pratiquée Sur Les Femmes

      Rouen: Laurent Dumesnil. Cover rubbed and detached. Spine rubbed. Text block firm. Browning to prelims. Illustrations bright. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1749. First Edition. Leather cover. 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). viii, 177pp, + index and plates. 5 fold out engraved plates. .

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        THE LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. Translated from the original Spanish... by Charles Jarvis,Esq. The whole carefully revised and corrected, with a new translation of the poetical parts by another hand

      J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, and R. Dodsley. London. 1749. SECOND JARVIS EDITION. TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.2 inches). Illustrated with 24 full page copper engravings by Van de Gucht after Van de Band. Occasional light foxing to some leaves but generally a very good copy in contemporary full calf boards with double gilt ruled borders. Re-spined with early twentieth century brown calf spines with green and red labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Compartments decorated in gilt. Bindings a bit rubbed and bumped. Overall a very good set.

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        THE LIFE AND EXPLOITS of the ingenious gentleman DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. Translated from the original spanish of. by Charles Jarvis.

      Tonson, Draper y Dodsley, London 1749 - 2 vols. 20x12'5. Frontis, XXIIp, 13h, 406p, 11 láms = 8h, 422p, 12 láms. Algo de óx, algún rastro hum. Hol. puntas, tejuelos, nervios y dorados en lomo, cortes pintados. - Palau nº 52483. Suñe 354. 2ª ed. publicada por R. Tonson de la traducción de Jarvis. Además del prefacio del traductor lleva un curioso y erudito suplemento (que aunque no va firmado es de B. Warburton). Las láminas grabs. por Vander Gutch. 1749

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        Des Herrn Admirals, Lord Anson Reise um die Welt, welche er als Oberbefehlshaber über ein Geschwader von Sr. Großbritannischen Majestät Kriegsschiffen, die zu einer Unternehmung in die Südsee ausgeschickt worden, in den Jahren 1740, 41, 42, 43, 44 verrichtet hat, aus dessen Aufsätzen und Urkunden zusammengetragen und unter seiner eigenen Aufsicht an das Licht gestellt von M. Richard Walter, Capellan auf Sr. Majestät Schiffe, dem Centurion in diesem Kriegszuge, aus dem Englischen in das Deutsche übersetzt. Nebst vielen Kupfertafeln und Landkarten. pp.382+(28). Contemporary full vellum. Conditions very good.

      Leipzig und Göttingen, Verlegst Abraham Bandenhoeck. 1749. - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Laura Ovalles]
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        Vida del Glorioso Padre y Patriarcha Santo Domingo de Guzmán, Fundador de el Orden de Predicadores.

      Barcelona, en la Imprenta de Pedro Escuder, 1749. - 4to.; 12 hs., 642 pp., 11 hs. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

      London: for A. Millar,, 1749. In Six Volumes. 6 volumes, duodecimo. Contemporary tan calf, spines gilt in compartments, red and green morocco labels, red speckled edges. Housed in brown cloth slip case by the Chelsea Bindery. Repair to title page of volume I, bindings a little rubbed and professionally repaired at the joints and corners, occasional light spotting to contents. An excellent set. First edition, with the errata leaf in volume I. One of only three 18th-century English novels (with Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels) still widely read with real pleasure by modern audiences, with all the points to distinguish it from the virtually identical reprint of the same year: vol. 1: errata leaf after contents, cancels B9 & B10; vol. 2 cancels B4 & B5, both signed 'vol. II'; vol. 3 cancels H8, H9, H10, M3, Q11; vol. 5 cancel N8, signed 'Vol. V'; vol. 6 B5 unsigned. This set in attractive contemporary bindings.

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        The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

      for A Millar, London 1749 - FIRST EDITION OF FIELDING'S MASTERPIECE. Besides being an extremely prolific writer, Henry Fielding was a successful magistrate, founder of the Metropolitan Police, and pioneer of the comic novel. Tom Jones, the book that established this idea of the comic novel, received very mixed reviews upon publication: Sameul Taylor Coleridge said of him, "And how charming, how wholesome, Fielding always is! To take him up after Richardson, is like emerging from a sick room heated by stoves, into an open lawn.", while Samuel Johnson wrote "Sir, there is more knowledge of the heart in one letter of Richardson's, than in all Tom Jones." Nonetheless, "Such was the demand that all 2,500 copies in print had already been sold by the date announced for its a official publication, a phenomenon that one observer believed to be 'an unheard-of case.' Tom Jones quickly sold 10,000 copies, making it one of the great best-sellers of its time; it has never since been out of print." (John Allen Stevenson, The Real History of Tom Jones). First edition, with the errata leaf in vol. 1, and cancels B9-10 (I), B4-5 (II), H8-10, M3(III) and N8 (V). Rothschild 850. London: A. Millar, 1749. 12mo, contemporary full calf rebacked. 6 vols. With handsome bookplate of noted collector Arthur Wilmer Lissauer on front pastedown. Light wear to bindings, very minor occasional foxing. A very handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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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, In Napoli Presso Francesco Ricciardi 1749; VOLUME XVII - CONTINUAZIONE DELLA FRANCIA, In Napoli Presso Francesco Ricciardi 1740"

      Francesco Ricciardi 1749 - Formato in 16°. Opera completa divisa in 2 Tomi: 439 - 478 pagine. Legatura coeva in pergamena solida con tassello del titolo al dorso. Interno fresco,ma con bruniture ed ossidazioni sparse.Splendide Incisioni e Carte Geografiche intercalate nel testo. Mancante solo di una incisione su 42 presenti nei 2 Tomi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Historia, Regnum et Nobilia]
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        Tom Jones. The History of a Foundling. Vol IV. Containing Books XIV - XVIII. First Edition.

      London, Millar 1749 - Leider nur der vierte von den vier Bänden der Erstausgabe. Recht schlichter (beriebener) Ganzledereinband. Kein Rückentitel, lediglich goldgeprägte Bandzählung. Die Ecken bestoßen. Auf dem Vorsatz Namenseintrag (leider mit Kugelschreiber). Vorsätze und erste und letzte Seiten leimschattig. Sonst guter Zustand Deutsch 400g

      [Bookseller: Krull GmbH]
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        Dialogo di Vincenzo Riccati della Compagnia di Gesù dove ne’ congressi di piu giornate delle forze vive e dell’azioni delle forze morte si tien discorso.

      Nella stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe, In Bologna. 1749 - Esemplare con buon margine in barbe. Emblema inciso in acquaforte al frontespizio con una volpe (che richiama il nome dello stampatore) entro un paesaggio su cui sta albeggiando; Testatina e finalino della prefazione in acquaforte. Le undici tavole sono tutte incise in rame, su fogli ripiegati inseriti in vari punti del testo, e raffigurano schemi geometrici dell’azione delle forze. Vincenzo Riccati, (Castelfranco Veneto 1707-1775), figlio del conte Jacopo, uno dei maggiori matematici del tempo, entrò a far parte dei Gesuiti nel 1726, insegnò letteratura a Padova e matematica a Bologna, e nel frattempo fu incaricato di occuparsi dei problemi idrologici del bolognese e dei territori della Repubblica di Venezia. Si occupò di equazioni differenziali, ma è ricordato soprattutto per i suoi studi sulle funzioni iperboliche di cui indicò le proprietà fondamentali. Questa rara opera riguarda la meccanica, le forze, l’energia e la controversia della "vis viva" che tanto occupò i fisici del XVII e XVIII secolo; l’Autore fu un sostenitore delle teorie di Liebniz contro quelle di Cartesio. Quest’opera suscitò molte reazioni nel mondo scientifico, testimoniate dalla replica di Zanotti "Sopra la forza che chiamano viva" (Bologna, 1752). Il testo è scritto nella forma del dialogo, svolto in 11 giornate tra tre personaggi, Lelio, Nestore e Cesare. Ci sono numerosi riferimenti a Galileo, Poleni, Bernoulli, Mersenne, Descartes, Boscovich e altri fisici importanti. Bibl.: De Backer-Sommervogel, VI, 1774-7; Olsckhi, 7660; Gamba, 2415; Riccardi, I, 364. Formato: 428, [4] p., 11 c. di tav. ripieg. calcogr., 4°(26 cm). Esemplare da legare, timbro con eliminazione al frontespizio.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        The Philosophical Transactions and Collections to the End of the Year Mdcc : Abridged, and Disposed Under General Heads.

      London : Printed for W. Innys, etc 1749 - Volume III only. 688 p., plates, maps, tables, diagrs.; 24 cm. 8vo. Professionally rebound in modern leather on original boards. Tight binding and good cover. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Foldout illustrations in clean, unmarked condition without tear or wear. Please feel free to view our photographs. This volume pertains to all things Anatomical, Medical and Chemical. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Del teatro Olimpico di Andrea Palladio in Vicenza. Discorso Seconda edizione con lettere critiche

      nella Stamperia del Seminario,, Padova, 1749 - Cm. 22,5, pp. xii, (4) 153 (3). Con ritratto di Palladio all'antiporta e 5 belle tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Semplice legatura coeva in carta. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, con segni d'uso limitati alla coperta. Seconda edizione, preferibile all'originale del 1733 per le aggiunte apportate. Cfr. Fowler, 201; Cicognara: "Opera grandemente commendevole" e Lozzi, 6416.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        La pirotechnia o sia trattato dei fuochi d'artificio.

      In Venezia, appresso Gio. Battista Recurti 1749 - In 8vo; pp. VIII, 128, 2 n.nn. Cart. posteriore. Esemplare intonso con barbe. 21 tavole incise in rame e più volte spieghevoli che raffigurano tutte le fasi della preparazione dei più svariati fuochi artificiali. Opera divisa in quattro parti: nella prima sono descritti ed illustrati gli aspetti chimici, nella seconda e terza le varie fasi della preparazione e i diversi tipi di fuochi nonchè le "canne da luminazione" usate per illuminare i teatri, infine nella quarta i razzi, le bombe e le girandole da acqua. Edizione originale assai rara. Graesse I, pag. 52; Morazzoni, pag. 211; Philip, Bibliography of firework books, pag. 3: "The first work in Italian to deal exclusively with the subject of fireworks for pleasure. The book claims to have modernised and improved the inventions of Frezier, Hanzelet, Henrion, Ozanam and Simienowicz". 4 attached images. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        Compendium anatomicum, totam rem anatomicam brevissime complectens.

      Seb. Coleti, Venetiis 1749 - [Figurato Anatomia] (cm.18,5) bella piena pergamena originale, tassello in oro al dorso e unghie. -- pp. XXVIII, 486. Con 9 belle tavv. f.t. in rame, più volte ripiegate. Edizione particolarmente rara di questa celebre opera. Manca alla Walleriana, Osler, GArrison-Morton, Wellcome. L' autore fu il primo ad effettuare l' appendicectomia post-mortem, e introduse il termine "Traecheotomy". Timbretto al frontis di antica biblioteca peraltro esemplare molto bello con tavv. in freschissima tiratura. * Hirsch III 141; * Blake 203.[f73] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRI ANTICHI E RARI FRANCESCO&CLAUDIA]
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        De L’Esprit Des Loix

      Leyden [i.e. Lyon?]: "Chez Les Libraires Associés, 1749. - 2 Volumes in 1. 4to. pp. viii, [14], 369; 2 p.l., 306 [i.e. 395], [12], 16(‘Critique’, 50(‘Défense’). woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary mottled calf, rebacked, corners renewed (some light foxing & browning). few early ms. notes in margins & corrections in text. Early Edition of one of the most remarkable works of the eighteenth century, treating the philosophical principles of law and government, and the determining influence of geographical and economic factors on social thought, customs, and legal and political institutions. Montesquieu was unanimously advised by his friends, including Helvétius and Fontenelle, not to publish, but he ignored them. Despite Helvétius’ criticism that the work was too moderate, it was placed on the Index and the Sorbonne planned a regular censure of it. Although largely misunderstood or ignored by his contemporaries, including the ‘philosophes’, Montesquieu’s theories exerted a profound influence; "they underlay the thinking which led up to the American and French Revolutions, and the United States Constitution in particular is a lasting tribute to the principles he advocated." (PMM) This edition is unrecorded in the bibliographies. cfBrunet III 1859-60. cfCioranescu 46153. cfGraesse IV 589. cfPrinting and the Mind of Man 197.

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        De L'Esprit Des Lois, Ou Du Rapport Que Les Loix Doivent Avoir Avec La Constitution De Chaque Gouvernement, Les Moeurs, Le Climat, La Religion, Le Commerce, & C. , a Quoi D'Auteu a Ajoutee Des Recherches Nouvelles. [2 Volumes Bound in 1]

      Geneve [Really Par. ] : Barrillot & Files 1749 - Corrigee par l'auteur & augmentee d'une table des matieres, & d'une carte geographique . Attributed to the baron de Montesquieu in NUC pre-1956. Referenced by: Goldsmiths Kress library of economic literature, no. 8393.2. Pagination: t.1: viij, [16], 369, [1] p. ; t.2: [2], 306 [ie. 396], [16] p. Subjects; Law - Philosophy. Jurisprudence - Early works to 1800. Final leaves defective and mounted, shadow staining throughout. Original bordered calf, very good. Professionally recased; very impressively finished. Remains quite a well-preserved copy overall; scans and additional detail on request. 2 Kg. 0 pp.

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