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        Castigo solito darsi particolarmente in Seviglia di Spagna alli Bechi volantari

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: ; date: ca 1750 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 15 x 19,5; - description: Representation of the city of Sevilla

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        Dédié à Monsieur Papillon de la Ferté

      Artist: Boucher F; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1750 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 48 x 35,5; - description: Representation of a couple , picnic in the forest

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        Dictionnaire Universel De Commerce D 'Histoire Naturelle et Des Arts Et Metiers

      Chez la Veuve Estienne, 1750. Francese 12 Opera completa: Dictionnaire universel de commerce, d'histoire naturelle, et des arts et metiers. La collana è così composta, 4 tomi, le le belle copertine rigide sono probabilmente ricostituite ad imitazione di biblioteca antica, piatti bruni spugnati, titolo in oro al dorso, modeste le usure, come qualche graffio e marginali tracce d'uso da scaffale, tali da non alterarne l'eccellente aspetto. Le pagine, su carta fabbricata a mano, sono ottimamente preservate, con testo su due colonne, ciascuna impaginato in numeri arabi, lievemente ondulate, rari strappetti e gialliture, poche le ombre di umidità e rare gore, settima edizione riveduta, corretta, e ampiamente argomentata USATO

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        Hemisphere superieur du Globe Terrestre vue en creux pour l horizon de Paris.

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: ; date: ca 1750 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 25 x 19,5; - description: Map shows the northern hemisphere

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        Historia memorabile e molto piacevole per ogni Generoso e Nobile Cavagliere. De Valoroso Pietro di Provenza & della Bella Maghelona figliuola del Rè di Napoli, dove sono ampiamente dichiarate le loro prodezze e casti amori.

      nella Stampa di Gerardo Giuliano all'Insegna di S. Bernardino, 1750. Segue al frontespizio: Opera dilettevole con accomodate Figure a suoi luoghi Nuovamente ristampata. Bella e rara edizione torinese (assente in ICCU) di metà settecento (desunta dall'attività tipografica) illustrata nel testo da 15 xilografie di gusto popolare. Lievi segni del tempo ma ottimo esemplare completo e totalmente coevo. Legatura coeva in cartonato rustico, pp. 80, in 16°

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        A letter from the lord bishop of london, to the Clergy and People of London and Westminster; On Occasion of the late earthquakes

      London: Printed by Vertue and Goadby, 1750. 16pp. [Bound with:] TORRIANO, Nathanael. In compendium occidere. Misericordiae genus est. A sermon, Preached at the two adjoining Parishes of Hooe and Ningfield in Sussex...Being the Day appointed by Proclamation as a Day of Solemn Humiliation, Fasting, and Public Thanksgiving to Almighty God: On Account of The various earthquakes, and other amazing Phaenomena that happened in Lisbon... Printed by W. Lee at Lewes in Sussex. [c.1756]. Second edition.viii, 40pp. Slight loss to gutter margin at head of C. ESTC locates copies at only two locations in the British Isles (BL and Oxford), and none elsewhere. [And:] ROMAINE, William. An Alarm to a careless World. A discourse Occasioned by the late earthquakes... London. Printed for J. Worrall, 1755. [2], 3-30, [2], 24pp. With a 28pp sermon following the title-page and preceding the work proper (being without a title-page of its own), identified in manuscript to head of first leaf of text with 'This is Mr. Pickering's sermon'. Short tear, touching text, to A2 of unidentified work. Manuscript notation to head of first text leaf of identified work. [And:] ALLEN, John. The Nature and Danger of despising repeated Reproofs, considered; in a sermon preached...On Occasion of the two late earthquakes. London. Printed for J. Noon, and R. Hett, 1750. [4], 27pp, [1]. With half-title. [And:] ROGERS, John. A sermon Occasioned by the death of the Revd. Mr. William Bentley... London. Printed and Sold by G. Keith, 1751. Second edition. 59pp, [1]. Loss to gutter margin of final leaf, with loss of text and sense. [And:] NEALE, James. Published by Request. The funeral sermon of John Sarney, Husbandman... London. Printed for the Author, and Sold by J. Fuller, [1760]. 31pp, [1]. ESTC locates copies at three locations in the British Isles (BL, Dr. Williams', and Lambeth Palace), and none elsewhere. [And:] PITTS, Joseph. Submission with Praise to God, on the Death of Hopeful Children. A Sermon Preached...By Joseph Pitts, On Occasion of the Death of his only Son... London. Printed for J. Buckland, 1749. [2], vi, [1], 33pp, [5]. With half-title. [And:] [An unidentified, defective work]. 3-32pp. Without title-page. Final leaf heavily dust-soiled. [And:] BRADBURY, Thomas. Jesus christ the Only Mediator between god and Man; In opposition to deism, (which owns no Mediator;) And popery, (which has brought in an Hundred.) London. Printed for J. Oswald...J. Buckland. 1747. [2], 22pp. Shaving to top-edge with loss to first two words of title, running-title, and pagination numerals. [And:] [An unidentified, defective work]. 3-8, 11-56pp. Without title-page and leaf A4 (p.9-10). [And:] FORD, William. A sermon Preached...At the Ordination of Mr. william ford... London. Printed for J. Buckland...,1758. 84pp. Slight shaving to bottom-edge of final gathering with some loss of text and sense. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed, surface loss, cracking to spine, soiling to top-edge, corners bumped. Without front and rear free endpapers, light damp-staining and browning throughout, occasional spotting and dust-soiling. An intriguing sammelband of sermons, the first four of which concern services of remembrance and thanksgiving relating to contemporary earthquakes, both the two London-centric events of 1750 and latterly the devastating seismic activity that decimated Lisbon in 1755. I: ESTC T1232, II: T47635, III: T25795, IV: T84659, V: N22635, VI: T106815, VII: T77079, VIII: Unidentified, IX: T86759, X: Unidentified, XI: T101423..

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        t Stad Huys van Amsteldam

      (probably by Daumont, Paris) ca. 1750-1800 300 x 450 mm Etching/watercolour t Stad Huys van Amsteldam; L'Hotel de Ville d'Amsterdam; la Casa Configliaria d'Amsterdamo; Das Rath-Hau? zu Amsterdam. pasted on slightly thicker paper. The edges are covered with black paper (for the illumination). Good state. This beautiful illuminated optical view shows Amsterdam city hall and the square in front of it. The etching is coloured with pastel-like colours for the buildings and more vibrant colours for the people and events on the square. The outlines, windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and figures). At the back of the print we see that the holes are covered with see-through paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, yellow and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source.

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        Introduction a L'Analyse Des Lignes Courbes Algebriques (AN ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION)

      Chez Les Freres Cramer & Cl. Philibert, Geneve 1750 - AN ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION. published in Geneva in 1750. xxiii + (1) + 680pp + xi + (1). with 33 folding plates and one folding page of equations. Rubricated title page. An ex-uni library copy but with the marks restricted to an old bookplate pasted to the fixed fron endpaper stamped with a red oval cancel stamp. Bound in contemporary full leather with raised bands and lred leather title label. Some cracking to joints but boards firmly held by the original string bands; some wear to tops and bottoms of spine; top board a little bevelled. Internally bright, clean and crisp. Overall very good+. Pictures available on request. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Allegorische Darstellungen der vier Elemente.

       Vier Kupferstiche von J. Wachsmuth bzw. J. Wagner nach Gottfried Eichler bei Johann Georg Hertel, um 1750, je 19,5 x 13 cm (Plattenformat). \"Daß Feuer\": Nadab und Abihu sterben durch das göttliche Feuer, im Vordergrund eine Putte mit Blitzen in der Hand. - \"Daß Wasser\": Das Heer des Pharao ertrinkt im Roten Meer, rechts eine allegorische Frauenfigur mit einem großen Schiff auf dem Arm. - \"Die Lufft\": Elias Entrückung gen Himmel, links im Vordergrund ein Engel mit einer Sonne auf dem Kopf. - \"Die Erde\": Gott öffnet die Erde, die Korah und seine Rotte verschlingt, rechts eine allegorische Männerfigur mit Weinreben an seinem Stab. - In den Rändern leicht fingerfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik

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        A correct chart of the Carebbee Islands

      Artist: Mount & Page ; issued in: London; date: ca 1750 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 44 x 54; - description: chart of the lower Antilles, from 'English Pilot'

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        The Life and Dangerous Voyages of Sir Francis Drake with the Surprising of Nombre de Dios, and the Manner of his Gaining Large Quantities of Gold and Silver. And a Large Account of that Voyage wherein he Encompassed the Whole World. And the Voyage wh'ch he made with Francis Knolls and others, with their taking St. Jago, Sancto Domingo, Carthagena and St. Augustin. With the last Voyage in which he Died

      John Willis and Jos. Boddington, London 1750 - Small, brown patterned boards with gilt edging. Gilt title and decoration to spine. 162 pp. with bw frontis. Page edges tinted red. A small copy at 3.25 x 5.5 inches. Looks like a fascinating read! A scarce copy in this original edition. Date of publication taken from Plomer, Henry Robert. A dictionary of the printers and booksellers, 1726-1775 . Oxford, 1968 suggests that Boddington was active from approximately 1750-1760. Very clean, tight text block, but front cover is detached (and present). Fountain pen hand writing and dates on front end paper, page 57, and again on last page (denoting the book was finished and the date,1790). Pages 155-158 are missing (2 leaves), although it looks like there could have been a binding error with those 2 leaves never bound in. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Leurs mariages de Leurs jeux de Leurs divertissiments

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: ; date: ca 1750 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 34,5 x 20; - description: 4 representaions of the inhabitans from Lapland, playing games

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        ÖSTERREICH, Maria Theresia , römisch-deutsche Kaiserin

       ca. 1750 Porträt / Portrait, Kupferstich von Philipp Andreas Kilian (1714-1759), Blatt: 25,5x19,5 cmVersand D: 9,00 EUR Grafik-Portraits

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        MOSER, FRIEDRICH KARL (von).

      Abhandlung von den europäischen Hof- und Staats-Sprachen, nach deren Gebrauch im Reden und Schreiben. Mit authentischen Nachrichten belegt. Frankfurt am Main, bey J. B. Andreä, 1750. 8:o. (8),432 s. Häftad, oskuren och ouppskuren i samtida ngt nött och solkigt gråpappomslag. Ryggen lite defekt upp- och nedtill. Lite lös i häftningen. Inlagan genomgående lite dammig. Med Drammens Lærde og realskoles biblioteks- och utgallringsstplr. Från s. 41 till slutet går författaren igenom lämpligt språkbruk stat för stat i Europa inklusive det Osmanska riket. Helmut Glück skriver i "Deutsch als Fremdsprache in Europa vom Mittelalter bis zur Barockzeit" om Mosers verk: "eine umfangreiche Auflistung der an den einzelnen Höfen üblichen Verhandlungs- und Korrespondenzsprachen, teilweise gegliedert nach Adressaten und Anlässen. Die Einleitung enthält eininge bemerkenswerte Sprachpolitische und -soziologische Überlegungen". Friedrich Karl von Moser (1723-98) var jurist och politiker samt vän med Goethe.

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        Sinagogue des Juifs.

      Circa 1750 - Copper engraving, mounted. Overall dimensions: 48.5 x 60.5 cm. Image size: 30 x 43.4 cm. Detailed engraved view of the interior of the synagogue from Calmet's renowned work. Antoine Augustin Calmet (1672 – 1757), a French Benedictine monk, was one of the most renowned Bible scholars of his day. He taught philosophy and theology at the abbey at Moyenmoutier and during the early years of his career worked on a massive 23-volume commentary of the Bible, which was first published in Paris between 1707 and 1716. By 1726, due to high demand, two further editions of this work had been published, followed by several editions of Latin translation. Calmet's biblical writings established him as a leading scholar, and he spent many years trying to popularize his work of biblical exegesis in the church. This engraving comes from a copy of a later edition of Calmet's commentary.

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        SEGUNDA PREDICACION DE LA DECIMA QUINTA CONCESSION DE URBANO OCTAVO. BULLA DE LA SANTA CRUZADA, CONCEDIDA POR LA SANTIDAD DE URBANO VIII. DE FELICE RECORDACION, PARA TODOS LOS FIELES CHRISTIANOS, VEZINOS, ESTANTES, Y HABITANTES EN LAS PROVINCIAS DEL PERU, TIERRA-FIRME, SUS PARTIDOS.CON GRANDES INDULGENCIAS, PARA TOCARRO DE LA GUERRA CONTRA INFIDELES.[caption title].

      [Madrid]. 1750. - Broadside, 17 x 12 1/4 inches. Old folds. Later pencil annotations. Slight instances of soiling. Text very clean, unaccomplished with spaces left blank. A very good copy. A papal bull originally issued by Pope Urban VIII (1623- 1644), here printed as an indulgence for all faithful Christians in the provinces of Peru and Tierra Firme who had fought or otherwise been involved in battles against infidels (presumably meaning hostile Native Americans). The detailed text concludes with the form of absolution, and is illustrated with five simple woodcuts, including images of St. Peter and St. Paul, the holy cross, the seal of the Comisario General De la Santa Cruzada, and the facsimile signature of the Bishop. The spaces, such as those the date the indulgence was to be submitted and the amount of the indulgence, are here left unaccomplished. A rare mid-18th-century Spanish ephemeral religious printing with New World references. Not in OCLC.

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        LI DAI SHAOLIN SHI GIA JEN WU SHI GI. HISTORICAL CHINA MAP. A MAGNIFICENT & LARG

      - Edo 1750, Suharaya Mohei. Large folding map, 170 x 200 cm. old mended worming, rebacked,pastel colors, Japanese reprint of a map printed in Henan in 1679, folds down to be 21.5 x 25.5 cm., woodblock printed, hand color. V E R Y R A R E ! *** *** *** . . AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE WALL-SIZE MAP OF CHINA . . EXECTED BY A SHAOLIN ZEN MASTER *** The Shaolin Xi [Monastery/Temple] is a Chán [Zen] Buddhist temple at Song Shan near Zheng Zhou City, Henan Province in Dengfeng, China. It was led by Venerable abbot Shi Yongxìn. founded in the 5th century, the monastery has been famous for centuries its association with Chinese martial arts and particularly with Shaolin Kung Fu. It is also a Mahayana Buddhist monastery perhaps best known to the Western world. . The Shaolin Monastery and its famed Pagoda Forest were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 as part of the Historic Monuments of Dengfeng. Extracted from Wikipedia. . *** A RARE EDITION: Reprinted and published in Japan by Katsuragawa Hosan in 1750, reproduced from the Chinese original of Kangxi 27 [1679]. The original Chinese edition has been exceptionally obscure and impossible to come by for over the last two-hundred years and is believed now to be lost to posterity. . *** PRINTING TECHNIQUE AND THE PAPER: The work is woodblock printed by hand on hand-made Washi paper, then hand-colored in delicate pastels. . *** CHINESE VIEW OF ANCIENT CHINA: This grand scale work covers a very large space and is quite handsome, suitable for framing and display. The map shows a full view of all of China, from the Great Wall in the North, Shanghai, the East coast, down to the oceans in the South and Hainan Island, and the coasts along he Eastern shores. This is a spectacular work, showing each province in pastel colors, with outlines, large numbers of place names, rivers & the major waterways, mountains named and located. By and large inspired to show all of the known lands considered a part of China, delineating the country and its exterior boundaries. . Japan and other islands are not shown, but boxes with notes in Chinese as to their existence and location are well documented. The lower portion has text discussing the population of the various provinces and other notes. Areas beyond the traditional lines of China, i.e.: North of the Great Wall, and to . *** RARITY OF THE MAP AND ITS MAKERS: This grand-scale and truly spectacular work is virtually never found on the market. The Shaolin Monastery monks were the original founders of the celebrated and now famous Kung-fu martial art school, located in Henan province. The priests were legendary and the most feared for their martial art prowess. They were also covert with their powerful political force in China. . *** SHAOLIN SI [TEMPLE/MONASTERY] LEGENDARY CUSTOMS: Priests who passed the highest level of Kung-fu martial art were invited to participate in a recognition ceremony. They were allowed to self-brand themselves by picking up a red-hot iron brazier that had long temple dragon decorations on the sides. The branding was accomplished by clamping the brazier between their forearms until the dragon image was branded on them. These brazier dragons are identical to the long dragon found at the top of this historic map. * Another ancient practices used was the Jieba. It is an ancient ceremony where nine marks are burned onto the head with sticks of incense. In 2007 the Chinese government partially lifted the 300-year ban of the Jieba, allowing the the mentally and physically prepared to participate in the ancient tradition. Incense or moxa was used on top of the shaved head and burned in a ceremony of dedication to the Shaolin Si [temple/monastery] by the most skilled of martial artists. * WHY THE DRAGON SYMBOL WAS USED BY SHAOLIN MONKS: The top of the map show the dragon as a symbol of the Shaolin Si. In China the dragon is the first of twelve zodiac animals and is the most powerful of all and represents the ultimate and greatest of all p

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        BERLIN., "Berolinum - Berlin". Gesamtansicht vom Schifferbauerdamm über die Spree, im Vordergrund Windmühle sowie große Kartusche mit Wappen und allerlei Kriegsgerät.

      Altkol. Kupferstich nach F.B. Werner von J.G. Ringlin bei M. Engelbrecht, Augsburg, um 1750, 20 x 30,5 cm. Nicht bei Fauser und Kiewitz Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 217, Nr. 84 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten". - Mit Reiter und Soldaten staffagierte Ansicht. Im unteren Rand gestochene Erklärungen 1 - 30 in Latein und Deutsch. - In den Rändern gering wasserrandig. - Seltene und dekorative Ansicht in sehr kräftigem Altkolorit. Berlin

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        Magni Turcarum Dominatoris Imperium.

      1750. Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca, 502x585. Da "Atlas novus" o "Grosser Atlas". Ben conservata con aloni marginali.

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        SEGUNDA PREDICACION DE LA DECIMA QUINTA CONCESSION DE URBANO OCTAVO. BULLA DE LA SANTA CRUZADA, CONCEDIDA POR LA SANTIDAD DE URBANO VIII. DE FELICE RECORDACION, PARA TODOS LOS FIELES CHRISTIANOS, VEZINOS, ESTANTES, Y HABITANTES EN LAS PROVINCIAS DEL PERU, TIERRA-FIRME, SUS PARTIDOS...CON GRANDES INDULGENCIAS, PARA TOCARRO DE LA GUERRA CONTRA INFIDELES...[caption title]

      [Madrid], 1750. Broadside, 17 x 12 1/4 inches. Old folds. Later pencil annotations. Slight instances of soiling. Text very clean, unaccomplished with spaces left blank. A very good copy. A papal bull originally issued by Pope Urban VIII (1623- 1644), here printed as an indulgence for all faithful Christians in the provinces of Peru and Tierra Firme who had fought or otherwise been involved in battles against infidels (presumably meaning hostile Native Americans). The detailed text concludes with the form of absolution, and is illustrated with five simple woodcuts, including images of St. Peter and St. Paul, the holy cross, the seal of the Comisario General De la Santa Cruzada, and the facsimile signature of the Bishop. The spaces, such as those the date the indulgence was to be submitted and the amount of the indulgence, are here left unaccomplished. A rare mid-18th-century Spanish ephemeral religious printing with New World references. Not in OCLC.

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        The Life and Dangerous Voyages of Sir Francis Drake with the Surprising of Nombre de Dios, and the Manner of his Gaining Large Quantities of Gold and Silver. And a Large Account of that Voyage wherein he Encompassed the Whole World. And the Voyage wh'ch he made with Francis Knolls and others, with their taking St. Jago, Sancto Domingo, Carthagena and St. Augustin. With the last Voyage in which he Died

      London: John Willis and Jos. Boddington, 1750. Original Edition, not a reprint. Hardcover. Very clean, tight text block, but front cover is detached (and present). Fountain pen hand writing and dates on front end paper, page 57, and again on last page (denoting the book was finished and the date,1790). Pages 155-158 are missing (2 leaves), although it looks like there could have been a binding error with those 2 leaves never bound in.. Small, brown patterned boards with gilt edging. Gilt title and decoration to spine. 162 pp. with bw frontis. Page edges tinted red. A small copy at 3.25 x 5.5 inches. Looks like a fascinating read! A scarce copy in this original edition. Date of publication taken from Plomer, Henry Robert. A dictionary of the printers and booksellers, 1726-1775 ... Oxford, 1968 suggests that Boddington was active from approximately 1750-1760.

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        Monsr. Le Brun's Expressions of the Passions of the Soul.

      I. Tinny, London., N.D. circa 1750. First U.K. edition. Folio. 21 pages printed on rectos only. Title-page engraved cartouche, 19 plates engraved by John Tinny. Original plain grey wrappers. Described by Louis XIV as "the greatest French artist of all time", Le Brun's posthumously published treatise, Méthode pour apprendre à dessiner les passions (1698) in which he promoted the expression of the emotions in painting, had immense influence on art theory for the next two centuries. The passions illustrated, with explanatory notes, are: attention, admiration, admiration with astonishment, veneration, rapture, desire, joy with tranquility, laughter, acute pain, simple bodily pain, sadness, weeping, compassion, scorn, horror, terror or fright, anger, hatred or jealousy and despair. ".... Passion is a Motion of the Soul, residing in the sensitive Part, and makes it follow what it thinks good, and fly from what it thinks hurtful. [Le Brun] says also, that what causes any Passion in Soul, causes particular Motions of the Body, the chief of which he describes. Then, he supposes that the Soul receives the Impression of the Passions in the Brain, and feels the Effects of it at the Heart; and that as the Brain is the Part of the Body where the Soul more immediately exercises its Functions, so the Face is that where it more particularly shews what it feels; for this Reason it is called the Mirror of the Soul." Covers stained and partially defective at inside lower corner of top panel and at spine. Title-page stained at lower margin. Edges a little dusty and worn. Good, with the plates in very good indeed state. Very rare. Copac lists only two copies. No copy in the British Library.

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        t Stad Huys van Amsteldam.

      "(probably by Daumont, Paris) ca. 1750-1800 300 x 450 mm Etching/watercolour t Stad Huys van Amsteldam; L'Hotel de Ville d'Amsterdam; la Casa Configliaria d'Amsterdamo; Das Rath-Hau? zu Amsterdam. pasted on slightly thicker paper. The edges are covered with black paper (for the illumination). Good state.".This beautiful illuminated optical view shows Amsterdam city hall and the square in front of it. The etching is coloured with pastel-like colours for the buildings and more vibrant colours for the people and events on the square. The outlines, windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and figures). At the back of the print we see that the holes are covered with see-through paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, yellow and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source.

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        Ausführliche Beschreibung samt hinlänglicher Nachricht von Heracleja oder Hercules-Stadt

      Ausführliche Beschreibung samt hinlänglicher Nachricht von Heracleja oder Hercules-Stadt, welche nachdem sie 1800 Jahr unter der Erde vergraben gelegen, vor weniger Zeit in dem Ausführliche Ausführliche Beschreibung samt hinlänglicher Nachricht von Heracleja oder Hercules-Stadt, welche nachdem sie 1800 Jahr unter der Erde vergraben gelegen, vor weniger Zeit in dem Neapolitanischen...Frankfurt u. Leipzig, J. P. Krauß, 1750. In 16mo; cc. 8n.nn., pp.186, 2n.nn. Mezza pelle coeva, mancanze al dorso ed ai piatti. Frontespizio a caratteri neri e rossi. Furcheim, pag.24 per la prima edizione italiana del 1748: "Uno dei primi libri sulla scoperta della città sotterrata di Ercolano. L'autore fu il primo direttore degli scavi sotto re Carlo III".

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        Teilansicht, Stadtschloß, "Palais Royal de Potsdam".

      - Kupferstich n. Broebes aus Vues de Paliais et Maison de plaisonce b. Iohan Böck, um 1750, 33 x 54 Nicht bei Berndt, Giersberg/Schendel sowie Drescher/Kroll. Zum Verleger J.G. Böck siehe A. Marsch, J.B. Werner, S. 313- Das Hauptblatt und die am meisten beachtete Tafel aus dem Werk von J. Broebes, hier vorliegend aus einer späteren Ausgabe bei Iohan Böck . Blick aus halber Vogelschau auf die Schloßanlage, im Hintergrund die Havel.

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        EL REY. POR QUANTO POR LA LEY DOCE, TITULO SEXTO, LIBRO PRIMERO, DE LAS DE LA RECOPILACION DE INDIAS, ESTÁ PRELADO...NO LE HAGA COLACION, NI CANONICA INSTITUCION, NI LE MANDE DAR POSSESSION, SIN QUE PRIMERO SEA PRESENTADA ANTE ÈL LA REAL PROVISION ORIGINAL DE SU PRESENTACION, NI LOS VIRREYES, NI AUDIENCIAS LO HAGAN RECIBIR EN OTRA FORMA...[caption title]

      [Madrid, 1750. Broadside, 11 3/4 x 8 inches. Accomplished in manuscript (see below), with additional contemporary manuscript notations. Maltese cross printed at head of title. Dbd. Light dampstaining and soiling. A good copy. A rare broadside proclamation by Ferdinand VI, King of Spain, demanding that archbishops, bishops, and other church officials in Peru, New Spain, and New Granada observe the law that prohibits them from possessing, or obtaining, an ecclesiastical prebend without first presenting themselves to royal authority. Printed in Madrid and distributed to royal officials in the New World, this copy, accomplished at San Lorenzo, Spain on Nov. 1, 1750, is signed by Joachim Joseph Vazquez y Morales as representative of the King of Spain with the inscription, "Yo El Rey," and the additional manuscript annotation, "Por mand[a]do del Rey." A rare broadside concerned with ecclesiastical offices in Peru, New Spain, and New Granada. Not in Medina BHA, nor on OCLC.

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        Fiel copia das relações, que a Santa Custodia da Terra Santa mandou a Roma . Mandadas imprimir pelo muito Reverendo Padre Fr. João dos Prazeres .

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Miguel Manescal da Costa, 1750. - 4°, stitched. Minor soiling on first and final leaves; a few small holes in title-page, touching one letter of title. Overall in good condition. 52 pp. *** FIRST EDITION (or first edition in Portuguese?) of these two detailed, eyewitness accounts of events in the Holy Land. Neither Innocêncio nor Fonseca, Pseudónimos lists the Fiel copia or the two relações that comprise it. The first relação (pp. 3-24) describes an uprising in 1746 of the people of Jerusalem against the Catholics. The second relação (pp. 33-52) describes the persecution of Catholics, notably Franciscans, at the instigation of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem and Damascus in 1748. It is preceded by several letters introducing the account (pp. 25-32).João dos Prazeres (1648-1709) was one of P. Antonio Vieira's most notable disciples; of his principal work, O Principe dos Patriarchas S. Bento, only the first two volumes were published.*** Innocêncio IV, 25. Ameal 1835. Not in Palha. Not in Azevedo-Samodães or Avila-Perez. Porbase locates six copies, all at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac repeats British Library. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vuë de Londres (mirrored)

      …, Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 380 x 497 mm (plate: 328 x 432 mm) Engraving, watercolour Collections des Prospects; Vuë de la Maison de Northumberland á Charing Cross de Londres; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d'en faire ni de vendre les Copies; Gravé pas Balth. Frederic Leizelt. Small tears around the edges. Two small rust spots in the print. Overall In good state. Hand coloured optical view on Charing Cross in London. On the left side the Northumberland house is depicted. Coloured in beautiful pink, purple and yellow tints. (Londen)

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        Se. Marie a Londres (mirrored)

      Basset, Paris ca. 1750-1800 330 x 495 mm (plate: 266 x 405 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour N. 22; Vue de la Maison royale de Somerset avec L'Eglise de St. Marie dans le Strand 'a Londres; A View of Somerset House with St. Marys Church in the strand Londen; De Poilly Sculp. A Paris Basset rue St. Jacques. Little tears and slightly folded margins. Overall state is good. Hand coloured optical view of London, England. On the left side the fa

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        La Ville de Londres (mirrored)

      Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 329 x 432 mm (plate: 255 x 395 mm) Engraving, watercolour Vüe générale de la Ville de Londres; a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. Light damp stains and smudges in the margins. The blue paint, used for the sky, is flaky in some parts. Pencil remains on some of the buildings. A birds-eye view of the city of London, with the Thames in the center. This beautiful print of the English capitol gives a good view on how the city looked in the 18th century. Hand coloured in pastel-like yellow, blue and green. De Stad London in 't Generaal, hand written in ink. (Londen)

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        La Venus, sixiéme Planete, et son influxion (mirrored)

      Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 379 x 482 mm (plate: 324 x 430 mm) Engraving, watercolour 226. Venus, Sexta inter planetas, ejusque influential; La Venus, sixiéme Planete, et son influxion; La Venere, sesto Pianeta, e'l suo inFlusso; Die Venus, Sechste Planet, und dessen Einfluss; Med. Fol. No. 55; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac; Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Folded margin on the left. Scuffed edges and small stain in the margin. Plate itself is in good state. Venus, the sixth planet of influence. In the top center Venus (in this print a personification of the planet Venus) sits on the clouds with cupid by her side, surrounded by four zodiac signs. In the garden underneath Venus an allegorical scene is portrayed, with courtly couples and love symbolism in the lead. Beautifully coloured. The fold in the left margin seems to be repaired with tape.

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        Dictionnaire Universel De Commerce D 'Histoire Naturelle et Des Arts Et Metiers

      PARIGI: Chez la Veuve Estienne, 1750. Rilegato. ECCELLENTE. 27 40. I - II - III - IV USATO

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        La Cathedrale de St. Paul a Londre (mirrored)

      ca. 1750-1800 300 x 412 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour 181. A North West Vien of St. Pauls Cathedral London; Vuë Perspective de la Cathedrale de St. Paul a Londre; Veduta della Chiesa Catedrale di St. Paolo, Londra; Prospect der Dom=Kirche St. Paul, zu London. close cut margins with scuffed edges. Some tears repaired with tape. A rust spot in the sky. Fair condition. Beautiful perspective view on the St. Pauls cathedral in London. The building has a prominent place in the center of the print. It is coloured in pastel-like prints, while the bystanders are coloured contrasting colours like orange and green. Letters/initials in ink on the back of the print. (Londen)

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        Monuments de l'ancienne Rome (mirrored)

      Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 352 x 530 mm (plate: 280 x 394 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vestiges de plusieurs beaux monuments de l'ancienne Rome; a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. light folds and small tears in the right and left margin. Overall state is good. Hand coloured optical view of Rome in the times of the Roman Empire. In the scene all sorts of monuments are gathered together to for an ideal landscape, with a Corinthian temple on the left, a circular building on the right and an Egyptian obelisk in the middle. Ancient figures roam the grounds between the buildings. Watermark in the middle of the paper.

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        Vue des Ruines de Rome

      Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 353 x 527 mm (plate: 263 x 375 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Ruinae Romae Veteris; 16e. Vüe d'Optique Representant; Vne (n= misprint) des Ruines de Rome; I.P. Panini Del.; A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. Light staining in the margins and a bit rough around the edges. Print is in good state. Hand coloured optical view of Roman ruins. In the distance a pyramid like figure towers above the ruins. In front of the Roman structures soldiers sit on remains. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the figures are depicted in more vibrant colours.

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        MARIANISCHE KONGREGATION., Aufnahmebrief in die "Congregation der Unbefleckten Empfängnis bey dem Churfürstlichen Collegio der Societaet Jesu in München". Oben die Immaculata mit der Dreifaltigkeit, links Joseph, rechts Johannes d.T., in kniender Haltung die 4 Erdteile, zu beiden Seiten abwärts insgesamt 12 alttestamentliche Könige, im Unterrand der Stammvater Abraham, mittig ein herzförmiges Schild mit Beurkundigungen der Aufnahme, hier für Johann Hielber, Schlosser, 29. April 1781.

      Kupferstich von F.X. Jungwirth nach Fr. Genter, um 1750, 45,5 x 35 cm. Maillinger I,1010. - Mit papiergedecktem Siegel der Kongregation und den Unterschriften des Präfekten Weber und des Sekretärs Johann Kaspar Zeiner(?), "Edlgestein Scheider(?)". Verso hs. Vermerke über das Vorzeigen bei befreundeten Kongregationen: "Augsburg Praes(entirt) den 5. May 1785 Reist ab den 20. Juni 1785 Joseph Ferdinand Dorner Secretarius. Praesentirt zu Würzburg, den 3ten Juni 1787 Georg Eberth Secretarius". - Mehrfache Längs- und Querfalten, diese alt geglättet, Papierdurchbrüche alt hinterlegt, im breiten Rand links ein paar Fehlstellen. Heiligenbilder, Bruderschaften

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        Atlas geographicus portatilis, XXIX mappis orbis habitabilis regna exhibens.

      Lobeck, Augsburg 1750 - (um 1750). Kl.-qu.-8vo. (ca. 11,5 x 14,5 cm). Rotbrauner Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Ornament-Deckelbordüren und Kattunpapier-Vorsätzen, 2 Bll., 29 Karten, 1 Bl. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, gest. Titel (jeweils nach Gottfried Eichler jun., gest. von Lobeck) und 29 altkolorierten Kupferstichkarten, bis auf eine gestochen von Tobias Conrad Lotter, sowie einem gest. Indexblatt. Erste Ausgabe bzw. Variante der ersten Ausgabe. Phillips 631. Ritter, Die Welt aus Augsburg. S. 90/91. - Ohne den fakultativ beigebundenen Begleittext: "Kurzgefaßte Geographie, in sich haltend." - Die Kartenfolge entspricht dem Indexblatt. Enthalten sind: Weltkarte, Himmelskarte (in Hemisphären-Darstellung), Europa, Asien, Afrika, Amerika, Spanien/Portugal, Frankreich, Italien (3), Großbritannien, Benelux (2), Schweiz, Deutschland (6), Böhmen, Polen, Baltikum, Dänemark, Skandinavien, Russland, Ungarn und Balkan/Griechenland. - "Wohl um 1750 dürfte sich Lobeck entschlossen haben, diese Kartenbeilagen (Anm.: zu einem Taschenkalender) als eigenständigen Taschenatlas zu veröffentlichen. Die erste Ausgabe enthielt 29 Karten, allesamt gestochen von Tobias Conrad Lotter (Anm.: Bei diesem Exemplar ist die Himmelskarte von Lobeck gestochen). Wie der Atlas Minor deckte er mit Welt-, Kontinent-, Länder- und Regionalkarten inhaltlich den klassischen Atlaskanon ab. Im Laufe der Jahre wuchs der Atlas auf über 40 Karten an, wobei die im Titel genannte Zahl von "XXIX. mappis" jedoch nicht berichtigt wurde. Auch wurden manche Karten überarbeitet oder durch Neustiche ersetzt" (Ritter, S. 90). - Gut erhaltenes Exemplar in einem schönen zeitgenössischen Einband. Der Rückdeckel im unteren Eck mit kleiner Fehlstelle (ca. 1,5 x 1 cm, dreieckig). Ein Teil der Vergoldung durch Oxidation geschwärzt. Vorderdeckel mit ein paar Wurmspuren, beim Rückdeckel nur auf der Innenseite. Innen sehr sauber, mit sorgfältiger Kolorierung. 300 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Peter Paars ein comisches Heldengedicht aus dem Dänischen

      1750 1750 - des Herrn Barons von Holberg ins Deutsche übersetzt von I.A.S.K.D.C. Leipzig: verlegts Franz Christian Mumme, Buchhändl. in Kopenhagen 1750. Med Dorotheas kobberstukne portræt + 14 kobberstik samt kobberstukket titelvignet. [66] + 420 s. Eksemplar med ciseleret snit indbundet i samtidigt, let slidt helskind med guldtryk på ryggen. Med samtidig håndskrevet notat på friblad. * Oversætterens eksemplar med dennes egenhændige forbedringer og kommentarer i teksten samt på indsatte blade s. 142 + 278.Første tyske udgave oversat efter 2. eftertryk af Johann Adolph Scheibe, Königl. Dänischer Capellmeister.Ehrencron-Müller XI, 105. Goedeke III, 339, 30,3. Faber du Faur 1817.

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        Institutiones chirurgicae in quibus quidquid ad rem chirurgicam pertinet, optima et novissima ratione pertractatur post aliquot editiones germanica lingua evulgatas, in exterorum gratiam latine.. 2 vols.

      Amstelaedami : apud Janssonio Waesbergios, 1750, 4, (8), VIII, 56, (8), 599, (1) pp. (2), pp.603-1187, (45 pp. Index), 1 p. (Ad Bibliopegum), ( 6 pp. Corrigenda, Addenda, Apendix), 2 Halbledereinbände mit alten Deckeln Rücken erneuert. Erste Auflage!Nunc demum latine altera vice auctius atque emendatius publicatum. Feines Exemplar der zweiten Amsterdamer lateinischen Ausgabe, mit dem ExLibris des hannoveranischen Hofarzt Georg Ludwig Hansen (1738-1811). Von besonderem Interesse ist die hier enthaltene "Bibliotheca Chirurgica sive Scriptores mei Chirurgici" und "Laurentii Heisteri / Designatio Scriptorum hactenus editorum, praeter ea que in Bibliotheca Chirurgica pag. 21. jam recensia sunt.".Selten fein erhaltenes, breitrandiges Exemplar, einige wenige Lagen papierbedingt gebräunt Bindung fest, die Rücken im Stil der Zeit erneuert mit fleuraler Rückenvergoldung und roten Rüchenschildern.

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        Rotterdam as seen from the harbor

      ca. 1750-1800 289 x 423 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour The title and inscription have been cut off. Edges reinforced with Japanese paper. Light discolouration. The plate depicts Rotterdam as seen from the harbor. A canal/river divides the city in two. On the left we see two windmills and on the right a port gives space for several ships. The number '55' in written on the back in blue.

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        The Life and Dangerous Voyages of Sir Francis Drake with the Surprising of Nombre de Dios, and the Manner of his Gaining Large Quantities of Gold and Silver. And a Large Account of that Voyage wherein he Encompassed the Whole World. And the Voyage wh'ch he made with Francis Knolls and others, with their taking St. Jago, Sancto Domingo, Carthagena and St. Augustin. With the last Voyage in which he Died.

      London: John Willis and Jos. Boddington, [1750]. Small, brown patterned boards with gilt edging. Gilt title and decoration to spine. 162 pp. with bw frontis. Page edges tinted red. A small copy at 3.25 x 5.5 inches. Looks like a fascinating read! A scarce copy in this original edition. Date of publication taken from Plomer, Henry Robert. A dictionary of the printers and booksellers, 1726-1775 ... Oxford, 1968 suggests that Boddington was active from approximately 1750-1760. Very clean, tight text block, but front cover is detached (and present). Fountain pen hand writing and dates on front end paper, page 57, and again on last page (denoting the book was finished and the date,1790). Pages 155-158 are missing (2 leaves), although it looks like there could have been a binding error with those 2 leaves never bound in.

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        Fontaine dans la Logis a droit du Labyrinthe

      Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 366 x 491 mm (plate: 305 x 417 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Fontana in loco ad dextram Labyrinthis; Fontaine dans la Logis a droit du Labyrinthe; Fontana nella Loggia a destra del Laberinte; Luft Wasser in der Logia zur rechten des Irrgartens; Med. Fol. No. 4; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Damp stains on the bottom and upper margin. Piece of the right margin is torn off. Plate itself is in good state. Hand coloured optical view of a fountain on the right side of the maze (not clear where this maze is situated). Wealthy people walk around a highly decorated, baroque fountain. Coloured in deep vibrant colours. A note in pencil on the back points out that this could be the maze of Versailles.

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        Memorie Costantinopolitane dall'Anno 1710 sino a 1751].

      Venice c. s? 1750 - Folio. [32 x 21.5 cm], (1) f. blank, (96) ff., (3) ff. blanks. Brown ink, 26 lines per page. Divided into two parts, final leaf dated to 1751. Bound in contemporary Venetian floral woodblock wrappers, hand colored in pink, green and yellow. Contemporary woodblock pastedowns of stars printed in red ink. Minor wear to spine, pages clean and fresh, script mainly very legible. A mid-eighteenth century unpublished Italian manuscript account of the Ottoman Empire up to the year 1751, written by Count Francesco Dadich (1695-1790), a Dalmatian spy in the service of Venice and a key eyewitness to the political and military machinations in Constantinople during the first half of the eighteenth century. The manuscript is an important insider account focusing on the reigns of Sultans Ahmed III (ruled 1703-30) and Mahmud I (ruled 1730-54) and the political and military setbacks that troubled the declining Empire at that time. Dadich begins his memoirs with a summation of the first four centuries of the Ottoman Empire, treating the Empire's foundation under Osman I (1258-1326), its rise after the capture of Constantinople in 1453, and its uneven domestic and foreign affairs during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, all the while orienting his readers with fundamental information about Islamic cosmology, religion, science, literature, architecture and music. By far the bulk of the manuscript, however, is devoted to a nuanced discussion of the recent political turmoil of which Dadich likely received firsthand accounts or to which he himself was a witness, the period from roughly the Treaty of Karlowiz (1699), which ended the War of the Holy League, to the time of the manuscript's drafting (ca. 1751). Dadich recalls details of major military actions in the Balkans and beyond and reports on internal conflicts such as the Janissary-led coup that deposed Ahmet III in 1730. Much of his discussion centers on such Ottoman client states as Armenia, Georgia, Moldavia, and Wallachia and their roles in the Ottoman-Venetian War (1714-18), the Austro-Ottoman War (1716-18), and the Russo-Turkish War (1735-39). Even troubles as far to the east as "Gandahar" and Baghdad are mentioned in passing. The manuscript is a compendium of Ottoman personalities, with Dadich discussing scores of Sultans, Grand Viziers, and generals, as well as usurpers, mercenaries, and court eunuchs, making this document a valuable witness to the often obscure political landscape of early 18th-century Constantinople. Little is known of Dadich, with the only contemporary published details of his biography appearing as a short footnote opening the 1769 German translation of this work, where he is described as currently living quietly in Venice among men of refinement, having formerly served in Constantinople as "a secretary to the Greek princes" (bey den griechischen Fürsten als Secretär), in which capacity "many of the most important affairs passed through his hands" (Viele der wichtigsten Angelegenheiten giengen durch seine Hände) (Denkwürdigkeiten, vol. 9, p. 278). The scholar Sotiris Koutmanis has recently uncovered a report in the Venetian State Archives that suggests Dadich was a spy ("katáskopos") posing as a doctor ("giatrós") in the court of the Sultan (Koutmanis, p. 330, citing A.S.V., Inquisitori di Stato, Lettere ai Provved Gen. Da Mar, 1606-1754, 32). Another scholar, Bekir Harun Küçük, identifies Dadich as a "Venetian interpreter of the Hapsburg embassy" (p. 14), giving further weight to Giampietro Bellingeri's observation that Dadich is a "personalità che necessita di contorni più definiti" (p. 8). The colophon of the present Italian manuscript – absent from the printed German version – notes that the author departed Constantinople in the year 1751 and so was unable to continue his account beyond that date. That this Italian manuscript nowhere mentions Dadich's authorship would suggest that the present document is not a translation from the 1769 German text, but a co [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Natural History of Barbados.

      - London, Printed for the author; and sold by most booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1750. Folio (paper size 352 x 225 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, spine with raised bands, red morocco lettering piece, other compartments ornamented in gilt; pp. [4], vii, [12], 314, [20], folding engraved map and 30 engraved plates, engraved and woodcut headpieces in the text (including 'A Prospect of Bridge-Town in the Island of Barbadoes'); rebacked at an early date, corners worn; one text leaf and one plate with clean tears repaired, a little brown spotted throughout, a decent and complete copy of an important work. 'Hughes, Griffith (bap. 1707, d. 1758?), Church of England clergyman and naturalist, was baptized on 29 April 1707 in Tywyn, Merioneth, the son of Edward Hughes and Bridget, his wife. He matriculated at St John's College, Oxford, in May 1729. Following a recommendation to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel of his suitability for missionary work, he left St John's in 1732 without taking his degree and was ordained priest. From 1732 to 1736 he was an Anglican missionary in the scattered, rural community of Radnor, Pennsylvania. From 1736 to 1748, and possibly nominally into the 1750s, he was rector of St Lucy's, Barbados. In Barbados, Hughes developed the idea of publishing a book on the island's natural history. In 1743 he visited London with the intention of promoting this work and ingratiated himself with the leading scientists of the day, men such as Sir Hans Sloane and Martin Folkes. Before returning home, he had arranged for the leading artist George Dionysius Ehret to prepare plates for his book. Because his plan was both interesting and ambitious, on Hughes's return to England in 1748 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society as well as receiving his BA and MA degrees from his old college' (ODNB). Praised by Linnaeus, tehis is the first book dedicated to the natural history of this important British colony in the Caribbean, and contains the first description of the grapefruit. Nissen 950; Hunt 536 ('The book is one to place beside Catesby's Natural History'). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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