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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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        ELEMENS DE CHYMIE THEORIQUE. A Paris, chez Jean Thomas Herissant, 1749.

      - Prima edizione. Testo francese. Opera dedicata a Monseigneur De Machaut. Cm.16,7x9,3. Pg.XXIV, 336, (24). Legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli e fregi decorativi impressi in oro al dorso a cinque nervature. Fogli di guardia marmorizzati e tagli in rosso. In fine al volume quattro tavole con numerose figure incise da Mathey. Eccellenti condizioni di conservazione. Pierre Joseph Macquer (Paris, 1718-1784) fu uno dei principali chimici francesi del XVIII secolo. Allievo di Georges Louis Leclerc, Conte di Buffon, fu seguace della teoria della "Affinity table" Geoffroy, di cui si parla diffusamente nella presente opera, e avversario del Lavoisier. Si occupò di problemi di medicina e di chimica applicata, segnatamente nei settori della porcellana e della tintoria. > Edelstein, 1512. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 septième: Voyages dans la Tartarie orientale et du Tibet (suite) & Voyages dans la Tartarie, le Tibet, la Bakkarie & la Chine. (Paris quarto ed.).

      Paris, Didot, 1749. - 4to. (III)+624+(1) pp. Complete with 8 fold. engr. maps & 17 plts. (incl. 1 fold.). Hardcover. Contemp. mottled calf, spine gilt, with raised bands & 2 title labels). VG. (Covers sl. rubbed; last text page (Avis au relieur) dampstained in margin). * Incl. description and history of Eastern Tartary (incl. Mongolia, Dzjengis Khan) and Tibet (incl. Baltistan, Butan, Karazm, Bukkary, Turkestan); travels in Tartaty, Tibet, Bukkary and China: Jean de Plano-Carpini, Guillaume de Rubruquis (William of Rubruk), Marco Polo, Court of the Emperor of Catay or China, travels of Anthony Jenkinson, Benoit Goez, Grueber, Hippolite Desideri, Horace de La Penna, 6 travels of Gerbillon - Maps: Tartary (2), Empire of Hya, Catay, Tibet, Turkestan/Great Bukary, Little Bukary, routes of Marco Polo. [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]

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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]

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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]

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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

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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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        Kst.- Karte, b. P. Schenk, "Accurate Geographische Delineation des Stifts Naumburg und Zeitz mit dem Churfürstl. Sächl. Schul-Ambt Pforta, Pegau, Tautenburg und Angrenzende etc.".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1749, 49,5 x 54. Koemann Sche 16,25. - Prachtvolle Karte. Oben links mit schöner Rokokokartusche. Unter der Karte Ansicht der Landschaft von Naumburg in der Ferne bis Schulpforta in Panoramaform. Zeigt die Ämter Naumburg, Weissenfels, Zeitz, Tautenburg und Pegau.

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        Memorial de Paris et de ses environs. Nouvelle edition. Considérablement augmentée. I-II.

      1749 - Paris, chez Bauche, fils, 1749. 8:o. Engraved frontispiece, engraved titlepage,(12),324,1-13,(1) pp. & 1 folded engraved map + engraved frontispiece, engraved titlepage,XXXVI,293,(3),1-22 pp. & 1 folded engraved map. With an engraved vignette on p. (1) in part I. Two neat volumes in early 19th-century half calf with dark green morocco title labels. Yellow edges. In the first part some light soiling on p. 5 and a few dull spots on pp. 42-50. Old notes in the lower margin on the titlepage and on p. 266. Last leaf with a repair in the lower outer corner and the last page soiled. The second part has some minor stains and a few waterstains on pp. 205-06. Old book-plate. Previous editions in 1732, 1734 and 1744. The last 22 pp. with pagination of its own is a book advertisement from the editor. The first map depicts Paris and the second France. According to Barbier this edition is "augmenté par l'abbé G.-T. Raynal." The Italian Annibale Antonini (1702-55) is known as a writer of dictionaries and other books of linguistic usage. He was living in Paris from 1726 and onwards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte reduite du Golphe du Mexique et des isles de l'Amérique

      France, 1749. A LARGE AND BEAUTIFULLY DETAILED MAP OF THE GULF OF MEXICO BY THE MOST IMPORTANT FRENCH CARTOGRAPHER OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY Copperplate engraving Sheet size: 16 3/8" x 21 1/4" .

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        Kst.- Karte, n, William Petty bei T. Jefferys, "The Province of Ulster Surveyed by Sr. William Petty, diveded into its Counties ..., also the Roads and Bridges".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, 1749, 44 x 56. Bonar Law, Maps of Ireland, Nr. 24 (i ) and 24 (iii) - Tooley, Dictinary of Mapmakers, K-P, Seite 417. - Zeigt die Provinz Ulster, eingeteilt in seine Counties.

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        Gesamtans. ( "Die Churfürstliche Statt Aschaffenburg"), darüber große Ansicht des Aschaffenburger Schlosses ( mit Portrait und Wappen im Himmel ), im unteren Viertel 2-spaltiger Typentext. "Prospectiva oder Anblick der Churfürstl.Residentz-Stadt Aschaffenburg und daselbstigen Schlosses sambt einer kurtzen Beschreibung".

      . Kupferstich v. H. J. Ostertag und H. Cöntgen n. Georg Riedinger b. St. Rochus Hospital in Mainz, 1749, 67,5 x 44,3 (H). Nicht bei Drugulin; Thieme -Becker, Bd. XXVI, S. 81. - Sehr seltener Einblattdruck

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        Die Stärke u. Schwäche d. menschlichen Vernunft / Reden v. d. Liebe Gottes und ihrem Einfluss in alle menschliche Leidenschaften auch derselben Gebrauch u. Mißbrauch / Die Demuth nach den vornehmsten Quellen u. versch. Vortheilen derselben an dem Beispiele u. Charakter des Apostel Pauli m. beyläufiger Bemerkung des gegenseitigen Lasters fürgestellt,, 3 Bände in 1 - Compilation of three Evangelical writings by Isaac Watts [THREE BOOKS IN ONE]

      Halle / Frankfurt und Leipzig 1740 / 1747 /, 1749 - 407 SS, 242 SS, 253 SS, RARE ins deutsche übersetzte Ausgabe des bekannten britischer Liederdichters. Watts ist für die vielen von ihm selbstverfassten Hymnen (750) bekannt. (1674-1748) - "Die Stärke und Schwäche der Menschlichen Vernunft", 1740, Frankfurt und Leipzig.übersetzt d. Elias Caspar Reichard. "Reden von der Liebe Gottes und ihrem Einflus in alle menschliche Leidenschaften auch derselben Gebrauch und Misbrauch", 1740, Frankfurt und Leipzig, übersetzt d. Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten. " Die Demuth ", 1749, Braunschweig u. Hildesheim, bey Schröders Erben u. Gottfr. Merckwitz, übersetzt d. Elias Caspar Reichard, Buch in sehr gutem Zustand. Seiten sauber, 3-seitiger Rotschnitt Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 450 Kl.-8°, Pergament-Einband d. Zt. m. hangeschr. Rückentitel,

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        Odes of Pindar

      First Edition of West\'s TranslationWEST, Gilbert, [translator]. PINDAR. Odes of Pindar. With several other Pieces in Prose and Verse, Translated from the Greek. To which is prefixed a Dissertation on the Olympick Games. By Gilbert West, Esq. LL. D. London: Printed for R. Dodsley, 1749.First edition of West\'s translation. Quarto (10 1/16 x 8 3/16 inches; 255 x 207 mm). [6], [22], ccvi, [1, errata], [1, contents], 315, [1, blank], [2, ads] pp.Contemporary full speckled calf, rebacked to style. With original red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Spine stamped in gilt. Title printed in red and black. Edges speckled in red. Outer front hinge cracked and loose, but holding. Outer back hinge cracked but firm. Head and tale of the spine chipped. Very good.In addition to Pindar\'s ìA Dissertation on the Olympick Gamesîand the ìOdes of Pindarî this work includes translations of Horace, Euripides, Lucian, and other classical poets. Including The Fourth Odes of the Fourth Book of Horace, Iphigenia in Tauris. A Tragedy. Translated from the Greek of Euripides, The Triumphs of the Gout. Translated from the Greek of Lucian, Translations from the Argonauticks of Apollonius Rhodius, The Hymn of Cleanthes, and Menexenus. A Dialogue of Plate.Though Gilbert West\'s Odes of Pindar is only the third version of these poems to have been translated into English (the first by Sternhold and Hopkinsin 1713), his translation was arguably the most popular version in the eighteenth century. Just several months after West\'s publication, poet Joseph Warton wrote \"An ode, Occasioned by reading Mr. West\'s Translation of Pindar\"; and some scholars have suggested that Thomas Gray\'s Pindaric Odes, written at the beginning of the 1750s, are to some extent in conversation with West\'s translation. In Lives of the English Poets (1779), Dr. Johnson bestowed rare praise on West, and specifically on West\'s Pindar: \"Of his translations I have only compared the first Olympick ode with the original, and found my expectation surpassed, both by its elegance and its exactness. ... A work of this kind must, in a minute examination, discover many imperfections; but West\'s version, so far as I have considered it, appears to be the product of great labour and great abilities.\"HBS 64697.$1,250

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        Kst.- Karte, n, William Petty bei T. Jefferys, "The Province of Munster Surveyed by Sr. William Petty, diveded into its Counties ..., also the Roads and Bridges".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, 1749, 44 x 56. Bonar Law, Maps of Ireland, Nr. 24 (i ) and 24 (iii) - Tooley, Dictinary of Mapmakers, K-P, Seite 417. - Zeigt die Provinz Munster, eingeteilt in seine Counties.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. J. G. Schreiber, "Globus Terrestris ..".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, 1749, 16,5 x 24. Die Welt in zwei Hemisphären, darüber Kopftitel, darünter Erklärungen zu den 4 Kontinenten. Mittig, oben bzw. unten 2 kleine Darstellungen zu den Weltsystemen des Tycho Brahe bzw. Copernikus.

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        Histoire d'Angleterre

      Den Haag 1749 - Nouv. ed. 16 Bde. 4°. Mit gest. Front.-Portr., 5 gest. Faltkarten, 9 gest. u. gefalt. Stammtaf., u. 8 gest. Portr. Graesse VI, 28. - Reich illustr. Geschichte Englands. Quellenwerk für Schillers "Maria Stuart". Wundervolle Ausgabe in einheitlich gebundenen Ganzledereinbänden der Zeit sowie aufwendigen Goldverzierungen. Sehr selten in diesem sehr guten Zustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur la profession de procureur

      1749 - Aucune indication d'éditeur ni de lieu d'édition; Reliure plein cuir de l'époque, charnières fendues, bords frottés, mais ferme; page de titre en partie détachée, 77 pages; quelques annotations anciennes en marge sinon bon état sans rousseurs; RELIE AVEC LES OUVRAGES SUIVANTS. Idées d'un citoyen sur l'institution de la jeunesse, ou projet d'éducation générale et particulière; TURBEN;, 1767; Idées d'un citoyen sur le projet de réunion des maisons religieuses ou Lettre à M. le Duc de *** à ce sujet; 1767;Valabrègue: Lettre ou réflexions d'un milord à son correspondant à Paris au sujet de la requête des marchands des six-corps contre l'admission des juifs aux brevets;1767; Traicté des rentes selon le droict civil et coutumes de diverses provinces de France, 1615; intérieur en bon état; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Año de 1749 Al Rey Nro Sor en su R[eal] Y Supremo Cons[ejo]. de Yndias

      1749 - Rare fragment of a binding decorated with the arms of Spain from the Philippines. 1749. Manila. 305 mm x 220 mm. Front cover of a binding, from an account ledger of the Philippines; round hole to pass a string through it probably, in order to securely close a wallet-binding. A very rare front cover of a ledger book binding, hand painted with the Arms of Spain, quite probably made in Manila “Quenta Tomada en esta Real Contaduria de quentas de la Ciudad de Manila, en las Yslas Philipines a los ofiziales de la Real Hazienda de ellas. Thesorero Dn Miguel Antonio de Santiestevan; Contador El General Dn Francisco Antonio Ochoa del Solar; y Fattor y Veedor El Capitan Dn Juan Antonio Panelo ”; at some point received at Madrid. We haven´t been able to trace similar copies of painted vellum bindings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plechtige optocht door de werklieden van de Oost Indische Compagnies werf binnen Amsteldam. By gelegenheid der gelukkige omwending van zaaken in den jaare MDCCLXXXVII. [Amsterdam], J.H. Trop, [1787]. Etched and engraved copperplate print (plate size 53 x 64 cm; image 47 x 63 cm) drawn and executed by Johannes Christoffel Schultsz. With the title, dedication, imprint and a vignette with the VOC-A monogram of the Amsterdam chamber of the VOC engraved in the foot margin of the plate. Framed.

      Amsterdam City Archives on-line beeldbank 010094008165; www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/RP-P-OB-70.104; not in Landwehr, Splendid ceremonies. Extremely large etched and engraved copperplate print by Johannes Christoffel Schultz (1749-1812), depicting a moonlight procession of probably more than 500 employees of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the yard of the Company's wharf in Amsterdam, before the arsenal of the Amsterdam Admiralty ('s-Lands Zeemagazijn, now the National Maritime Museum), designed by the great Dutch architect Daniël Stalpaert (1615-1676), official Amsterdam city master builder, built in 1655 and 1656. The employees march in groups according to their occupations, and each holds a staff topped with an implement or implements indicating his trade (saw, adz/axe, hammer and chizzel, etc.) or symbols of rank or position. Some play musical instruments or carry torches, flags, or banners honouring the Prince of Orange. One of the two horse-drawn coaches at near the warehouse is also decorated with an Orangist banner. The print was produced to celebrate the victory of the Orangists over the Patriots in the failed democratic revolution of 1787. It is dedicated to William V, Prince of Orange and his wife Frederica Sophia Wilhelmina.Formerly folded up the centre and with a tear along the fold (running 12 cm into the image) repaired, and some minor and mostly marginal tears also repaired, but still in good condition. A magnificent print of a VOC procession.

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        Thesaurus eruditionis scholasticae, omnium usui et disciplinis omnibus accommodatus, post c.v. Buchneri, Cellarii, Graevii operas et adnotationes et multiplices A. STÃœBELII et J.M. GESNERI curas iterum recensitus, emendatus, locupletatus.

      Frankfurt, Lpz., Gleditsch, 1749.. Folio. (10) p., 1792;1308 columns; 198 p. Vellum 39.5 cm (Ref: Brunet 2,2/1146; Ebert 7243: the best edition; Spoelder p. 618/19: Kampen 2) (Details: Back gilt; red morocco shield on the back; gilt coat of arms of Kampen on the covers, their borders are also gilt; woodcut of Pegasus on the title.) (Condition: Vellum slightly soiled; foxed; some faint waterstains; folds in French title and front flyleaf) (Note: The lexicologist Faber, 1520-1576, was 'einer der bedeutensten Schulmänner des 16. Jahrhunderts' (ADB 6,488/90). He produced a Thesaurus which long survived him. It was first published in 1571, and later revised and augmented by scholars like Cellarius and Graevius. The last and best re-edition was this edition by J.M. Gesner. All derivatives are arranged under the word from which they were derived. This really is a classical 'Fundgrube'; (Sandys II,269); the lemmata offer also translations into German; The lexicon is 'nicht blos ein Lexikon der lateinischen Sprache, sondern recht eigentlich eine Schatzkammer, die durch reiche Phraseologie, sowie durch Aufnahme von Sentenzen, Sprüchen, Geschichten etc. zu freierer Bewegung im Gebrauche des Lateinischen anleiten und nebenbei auch sonst bildende Elemente darbieten sollte' (ADB 6,489); at the end is a 198 p. 'Index germanico-latinus rerum, vocabulorum, phrasium, descriptionum & locutionum proverbialium') (Collation: a - b4 chi2 A - 5V4 chi1 A - 4M4 4N4 (minus 4N4) A - 2A4 2B2 2C2 (2C2 blank). Photographs on request..

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        Grigri, Histoire véritable . Traduite du Japonnais en Portugais par Didaque Hadeczuca, compagnon d'un Missionnaire à Yendo; & du Portugais en François par l'Abbé de *** Aumônier d'un Vaisseau Hollandois

      Nangazaki [Paris]: Klnporzenkru, L'an du monde 59749, 1749. Two volumes in one, duodecimo, first title lightly stained and with an early ms attribution to 'Cahusac'; a very good copy in old dark blue paper boards, red leather label. "Last edition" of this charming and rare book which had been suppressed by the authorities in Paris, and which announces itself as the 'final edition, less correct than previous versions.' De Cahusac (d. 1759) had a sustained career as a moderately successful playwright, and was a member of the Academy of science and literature in Berlin. Supposedly translated from the original Japanese ('la Litterature Japonnoise est d'ailleurs si fort ignorée en Europe…') this is a charming tale of the island of 'Fortunée'. Although the author claims to be translating (via Portuguese) from the original Japanese, he gives himself some elbow-room with announcements about his tendency to make the original more striking and original 'd'amuser ma Nation'. Although clearly a fairy-tale, the world which this work describes is blessed with all of the attributes of the idyllic utopia: perfect weather, ease of living, rational laws. It is dedicated to the exuberant young Grigri, and follows his many adventures. Ray Howgego has recently traced the publishing history of this book. He states that the work was written in 1744, published the following year in Paris and immediately burnt by the state police. Printing shifted to "Amsterdam" (as usual) for a second 1745 edition, meaning that this was actually the third - and indeed last - of 1749 (Ray Howgego, private correspondence).

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        Plan de la Ville de Berlin. Capitale de L'Electorat de Brandebourg et la Residence ordinaire du Roi de Prusse ...

      . Kupferstich v. Durand n. Schmettau b. J. Rocque /London und R. I. Julien/Paris, dat. 1749, 51 x 71,8. Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 94. - Exakter, verkleinerter Nachstich des 1. Zustands des Plans von Schmettau, aber ohne die Ansichten. Dafür zu beiden Seiten des Plans eine zweispaltige ausführliche Legende in deut. und franz. Sprache, die fast alle bei Schmettau aufgeführten Objekte erklärt und eine Suchhilfe nach Planquadraten bietet. - Am oberen Rand eine hinterlegte Quetschfalte,

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        Istoria della città e S. Basilica Cattedrale d Anagni in cui si rapportano personaggi insigni, cose più ragguardevoli della Diocesi, e molti avvenimenti d Italia

      nella Stamperia di S. Michele per Ottavio Puccinelli, in Roma 1749 - Cartonato policromo recente. Frontis. con strappetti marginali. Tavola con un taglio senza perdita di parte incisa. Un alone sulle prime tre carte. Nel complesso, buon esemplare anche se mutilo delle ultime 22 pagine. In proposito è da notare che le pagine finali ad iniziare dalla 146 sono - a differenza del resto del volume - in lingua latina e non sono menzionate nell Indice iniziale dei capitoli. Assai raro. Lozzi, p. 112 n. 49 (in nota). Platneriana, p. 38. Non in Ranghiasci. 4to (cm. 22), 4 cc.nn., 178 (di 199) pp. Una graziosa tav. ripiegata f.t. (veduta a volo d uccello della città di Anagni su cui un mano coeva ha disegnato in bello stile un prolungamento del panorama). Frontis. in rosso e nero. Capilettera fig. e fregi tipografici.

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        Kst.- Karte n. Bellin, "Das Eyland Formosa und ein Stück von den Küsten von China".

      . 1749, 23 x 27,8.

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        Kst.- Karte, aus "Tour du Monde" v. George Anson "Carte du Canal des Isles Philippines. Par lequel passe le Galion de Manille et les Iles voisines de ce Canal. - Kaart ..".

      . 1749, 52,5 x 41,5 (H). Quirino, Philippine Cartography, S. 102. - Oben rechts eine einfache Titelkartusche. Zeigt die Philippinen ( ohne die Insel Mindanao). Mittig eine Windrose. Mit alten Längs- und Querfalten.

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