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        Opere varie di Architettura, prospettiva, groteschi, Antichità

      Rome: Giovanni Bouchard, 1750. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Broadsheets (537 x 370 mm). Letterpress title-page printed in red and black with the vignette by Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain, portrait of Piranesi by F. Polanzani, frontispiece (Robison 1) and 16 plates of the Prima Parte di Architetture, Second Edition, First Issue (R. 2, 3, 5, 15-18, 6-12 [all numbered], 20, 19 [not numbered]); frontispiece of Vedute di Roma (Hind 2, First State), two double-page plates printed in two separate halves on two sheets; Pianta di ampio magnifico Collegio (R. 25), state II as usual, double-page; the four double-page plates of the Groteschi (R. 23, 24, 22, 21), Second Edition, First Issue; Parte di ampio magnifico Porto (R. 26), state III, double-page. All very fine impressions, watermark Fleur-de-Lys in Single Circle (R. 4, dated early 1750s), Contemporary Italian vellum, gilt-lettered on spine, edges stained red. Spine partly split; some occasional minor spotting, generally in very good condition. Provenance: purchased from Marlborough Rare Books, 1968. A VERY FINE AND EARLY SET OF THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, following the separately printed Prima parte of 1743-49. Piranesi wished "to offer a challenge to the mediocrity of the architectural scene in Rome" (Wilton-Ely), and the fantastical works of architecture and perspective in the Opere varie matched his ambition. He in part shows the influence of architect and scene-painter Ferdinando Galli da Bibiena, and the four plates of the Groteschi are more influenced by Tiepolo than anything else in his body of work. But the genius is Piranesi's alone. Two important plates in this work are the Parte di ampio magnifico porto and Pianta di ampio magnifico collegio which inspired young architects of the time. Among them were Académie pensionnaires like Charles de Wailly (1729-1798) and Marie-Joseph Peyre (1730-1785). Piranesi's drawings provided new design ideas and represented a new creative path in architecture. Though they remained archaeological, the images juxtaposing elements derived from Antiquity with archaic figures and archetypes derived from Egyptian and Etruscan repertoires (see Fatma pek EK, The Archaeological Sublime: History and Architecture in Piranesi's Drawings, 2006). Horace Walpole wrote of Piranesi's masterful inventions: "He piles palaces on bridges and temples on palaces, and scales Heaven with mountains of edifices" (Anecdotes of Painting in England, IV, 1771, p. vi). See Andrew Robison, Piranesi: Early Architectural Fantasies, Washington/Chicago, 1986, p. 212 (this copy cited). According to Robison, the watermark found in the present copy is the earliest watermark to possibly occur in the Opera Varie (see his pencil inscription on pastedown, dated 12/69). Bound with: PIRANESI. Antichità Romane de'Tempi della Republica, Parte Prima & Parte Seconda. Rome, 1748. FIRST EDITION. "THESE EXQUISITE PLATES ... MAY BE CONSIDERED AMONG THE ARTIST'S GRAPHIC MASTERPIECES" (WILTON-ELY). A fine copy with wide margins of Piranesi's etchings of the antiquities of Rome and of monuments outside Rome, preceding his similarly named magnum opus. Piranesi's archaeological interests are evident not only in the historical accuracy of the views, but in the 2 plates recording inscriptions on monuments which precede the views. These etchings "possess a unity of and range of experiment lacking in the Varie vedute and even in the early plates of the larger Vedute di Roma, which probably overlap this series in time. [The plates] show strong evidence of Tiepolo's decisive influence on Piranesi during the latter's return visit to Venice in the mid-1740s, together with the first signs of certain compositional ideas which were to be transferred to the larger Vedute in the next decade" (Wilton-Ely, p.144). This series is based upon Piranesi's sketches made during travels in both Rome and Italy between circa 1743 and 1747. Hind p.75; Focillon pp. 287-290; W.-E. 108-118 and 120-133. Broadsheets. 30 etchings, comprising 2 etched part-titles [W.-E. 103 and 119], dedication leaf [W.-E. 104], leaf of inscriptions [W.-E. 105], leaf of inscriptions and index [W.-E. 106], and 25 plates [including the "Arco di Galieno"] by G.B. Piranesi after G.B. Piranesi [28] and Israel Sylvestre [2].

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        Vari Capricci

      Venice, 1750. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. The complete set of ten etchings, plates 140 x 180 mm, sheets 235 x 305 mm, good to very good impressions, with wide margins (occasionally uneven), three plates with a capital R watermark, one with O, and two with an indistinct proprietary mark, presumably from the edition published by G. Manfrin in 1785, with stitching holes in the left margin. In generally good condition. Each sheet mounted in a modern cloth solander box. Provenance: purchased from Hellmuth Wallach, 1954. Tiepolo began making prints in the 1730s, and the Vari Capricci was his first set of etchings. Having studied in the collections of Anton Maria Zanetti the Elder and Zaccaria Sagredo, this series is a personal response to the prints and drawings of Salvator Rosa and Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. They generally show groups of figures at rest or in contemplation: pastoral landscapes with soldiers and young boys, a horse and rider with a groom, women and children with goats and other animals. The ancient or Arcadian world is occasionally evoked, with figures set beside tombstones, classical urns and fragments of obelisks. In one print the figure of Death is shown reading from an open book, faced by a group of the living. "From about 1742 Zanetti began including the Vari Capricci in his own volume of woodcuts, the Raccolta di Varie Stampe, writing to the Prince of Lichtenstein in 1751 that he had added prints by Tiepolo, '"being of a most spirited and piquant taste and worthy of the highest esteem." These prints were followed by a second series of twenty-three etchings, the Scherzi di fantasia, which was not widely circulated until after Tiepolo's death. Tiepolo's etchings received great acclaim among collectors and connoisseurs, their enigmatic meanings considered a mark of his brilliance and a successful rendering of the term capriccio. In 1774 Pierre-Jean Mariette wrote of Tiepolo's "rich and fertile genius ... it shines above all in his prints." The dating of Tiepolo's two etched series, the Vari Capricci and the Scherzi di fantasia, has been the subject of lengthy debate, most recently by Jaco Rutgers (Print Quarterly, XXIII, 3, 2006, pp. 254-63)" (Royal Collection Trust). De Vesme 3-12; Rizzi 29-38.

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        Nieuwe Kaart van het Turksche Ryk gelegen in Europa, Asia en Africa.

      Amsterdam, ca. 1750. - Hand-coloured engraved map (350 x 285 mm). "The Arabian Peninsula appears a smaller version of Tirion's 1731 map with fewer details and no information on roads" (Al Ankary). Two monument-style cartouches contain title and three distance scales. - Very well preserved. Tibbetts 253. Al Ankary p. 340. Al-Qasimi 164. McMinn 48.

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        Schriftmässige Beantwortung der Frage: Was von dem weltüblichen Tanzen und Spielen zu halten sey und ob es nicht mit zur Christlichen Freyheit gehöre? als ein Anhang zu den Betrachtungen von der Freyheit der Gläubigen vom Gesetz.

      Halle, Waisenhaus 1750. - 192 S. - Angebunden: ders., Ein Pathen-Geschenke oder einfältige in Frage und Antwort gestellte Anleitung Wie die lieben Kinder ihren Taufbund bewahren und erneuren sollen, besonders, wenn sie zum erstenmal zum heiligen Abendmahl gehen, zur allgemeinen Erbauung und Besserung der verfallenen Kinderzucht für Eltern und Kinder. Zweyte Auflage. Ebda., 1757. 112 S. Umschlag d. Zt. ADB III, 37; Hayn-Got. VII, 539; Antidance Bibliography 0121. - Der Erbauungsschriftsteller und Liederdichter des halleschen Pietismus Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690-1774) vergleicht das Tanzvergnügen mit dem Glückspiel; mit Bezug auf die Bibel und besonders der Zehn Gebote rät er von beiden Beschäftigungen dringend ab. - Das kleine angebundene Werk ist recht repräsentativ für Bogatzkys sonstiges Schaffen; sein bekanntestes Werk "Güldenes Schatzkästlein der Kinder Gottes" ist in zahlreichen Auflagen erschienen. - Der einfache Umschlag etwas gebrauchsspurig. Unbeschnitten, tls. stockfleckig. Die ersten Blätter am unteren Falz mit kleinem Rotfleck. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Universum der Kunst. Hrsg. von André Malraux, Georges Salles, Paul-Marie Duval u.a.

      42 Bände (vollständig). Zus. 17986 S. mit etwa ebensovielen Abbildungen (teils schwarzweiß, in den früheren Bänden in Kupfertiefdruck, teils farbig, teils auf gefalteten Tafeln), dazu (meist farbige u. gefaltete) Karten, blaue OLeinenbde. mit Goldprägung, Kopffarbschnitten u. farbig illustr. OUmschlägen (diese teils in unterschiedlichen Gestaltungen wenige Umschläge mit kl. Randeinrissen u. etw. nachgedunkelt). Einige Bände mit zarten Bleistiftanstreichungen. Insgesamt hervorragend erhaltene Reihe. Beiliegen zahlr. Zeitungsausschnitte zu den entsprechenden Themen. Sämtliche Bände liegen als deutsche Erstausgaben vor. Vollständig selten angeboten, auch aufgrund des großen Erscheinungszeitraums. Preis incl. Porto in vier großen Paketen innerhalb Deutschlands. Versandkosten ins Ausland bitte anfragen. * Hervorragende, äußerst umfassende Kunstgeschichte unter Mitwirkung sehr renommierter, internationaler Kunsthistoriker, zudem - wie vom Beck-Verlag nicht anders gewohnt - sehr wertig gedruckt und gebunden. - Die Reihe enthält - grob chronoligisch aufgeführt - folgende Bände: 1: D. Vialou, Frühzeit des Menschen. 2-3: R. Ghirshman, Iran (I. Protoiraner, Meder u. Achämeniden. II. Parther u. Sasaniden. 4-5: A. Parrot, Mesopotamische Kunst von den Anfängen bis zum Tode Alexanders des Großen (I. Assur. II. Sumer). 6: K. Bittel, Hethiter. Die Kunst Anatoliens. 7: A. Parrot (u.a.), Phönizier. 8) V. Schiltz: Skythen u. andere Steppenvölker. 9-11: J. Leclant: Ägypten (I. Altes u. Mittleres Reich. II. Großreich. III. Spätzeit u. Hellenismus). 12: V. Kruta: Anfänge Europas von 6000 - 500 v. Chr. 13-16: P. Demargne, J. Charbonneaux (u.a.), Griechenland (I. Geburt der griechischen Kunst. II. Archaisches Griechenland. III. Klassisches Griechenland. IV. Hellenistisches Griechenland). 17: R.B. Bandinelli (u.a.), Etrusker und Italiker vor der römischen Herrschaft. 18-19: R.B. Bandinelli, Rom (I. Das Zentrum der Macht. II. Das Ende der Antike). 20: A. Grabar, Frühes Christentum. 21: A. Grabar, Zeitalter Justinians. 22: A. Cutler (u.a.), Mittelalterliches Byzanz. 23: J. Hubert (u.a.) Frühzeit des Mittelalters. 24: J. Hubert (u.a.), Karolinger. 25: L. Grodecki (u.a.), Ottonen und Salier. 26-27: X. Barrral i Altet: Romanik (I. Mittel- u. Südeuropa. II. Nord- u. Westeuropa). 28-30: W. Sauerländer (u.a.), Gotik (I. Jahrhundert d. großen Kathedralen. II. Triumph der Gotik. III. Ausklang des Mittelalters). 31-34: L.H. Heydenreich, A. Chastel (u.a.), Italienische Renaissance (I. Anfänge u. Entfaltung. II. Ausbildung d. großen Kunstzentren. III. Ausdrucksformen d. Künste. IV. Die großen Meister). 35: D. Arasse (u.a.), Der europäische Manierismus. 36: W. Hofmann, Das entzweite Jahrhundert. Kunst zwischen 1750 u. 1830. 37: P.-M. Duval: Kelten. 38: M. Leiris (u.a.), Afrika. 39: C.-F. Baudez, Maya. 40: D. Lavallee (u.a.), Andenvölker. 41: I. Bernal (u.a.), Mexiko. 42: J. Guiart: Ozeanien.

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        MAINZ. - Bruderschaft., "Löbliche Brüderschafft Mariae Reinigung Deren Ledigen Manns-Personen im Collegio Der Gesellschafft Jesu zu Mayntz". Bruderschaftsbrief mit einer Gesamtansicht von Mainz im unteren Teil und zahlreichen Heiligenfiguren.

      Kupferstich von H. Cöntgen, um 1750, 46 x 36 cm. Prachtvoller Kupferstich mit reichen Rokokokartuschen in einem Abzug um 1850. Braun gedrucktes Mittelfeld mit einem "Weihgebet" sowie der Aufnahme von Adam König, mit Unterschriften und alter handschriftlicher Datierung 2. Februar 1884. Alt gerahmt. Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland, Bruderschaften

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        Traité de la cause et des phénomènes de l'électricité

      A Paris, de l'imprimerie de la Veuve David et se vend chez Pecquet, 1750, , deux volumes in-8, [2]-VI-XVII-146 + [2]-XXI-[3]-180 pages, 2 planches dépliantes figurant des expériences électriques, veau marbré de l'époque, tranches rouges, Jolies vignettes au titre et 2 en tête de chaque partie, gravées sur cuivre par Pessard d'après Clavareau, figurant des angelots s'adonnant à des expériences scientifiques. RARE ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce traité, dont la paternité revient bien à l'écrivain philosophe et géologue Nicolas-Antoine Boullanger (et non à Boullenger de Rivery), alors inconnu de la sphère scientifique ; il fait ici le compte-rendu des découvertes les plus importantes observées dans le champ de l'électricité. "His attention was carefully given to ascertaining the degrees in which different substances are capable of being excited, and the gives several lists of such, inferring thereform that the most transparent and the most brittle are always the most electic" ; il démontre que les corps les plus favorables à l'électricité sont transparents et fragiles. Boullanger (1722-1759) est connu pour son Mémoire sur une nouvelle mappemonde et la Nouvelle mappemonde dédiée au progrès de nos connaissances (1753), puis par ses ouvrages posthumes, L'Antiquité dévoilée par ses usages et les Recherches sur l'origine du despotisme oriental. Mottelay, p. 192. Wheeler Gift, n° 346. Étiquettes en pied des dos. Coins usés. Une mouillure pâle en tête des feuillets du premier tome.

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        A vindication of the miraculous powers, which subsisted in the three first centuries of the Christian church. In answer to Dr. Middleton's Free enquiry. By which it is shewn, that we have no sufficient reason to believe, from the doctor's reasonings and objections, that no such powers were continued to the church, after the days of the Apostles. By Thomas Church, with a preface, containing some observations on Dr. Mead's account of the demoniacs, in his new piece, intituled, Medica sacra [SIGNED]

      John and James Rivington, London 1750 - Octavo (7 7/8 x 5"). [4], XLIII, [1], 383, [1]pp. 19th-century full calf, with gold lettering to spine. Raised bands. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initial. Signed and dated 1750 at top of title page.Thomas Church's "A vindication of the miraculous powers" is one of the two written answers to Conyers Middleton's "A Free Inquiry into the Miraculous Powers," published in 1748, in which the author denied the credibility of the stories of miracles in periods subsequent to the first age of the church, attacked the character of the narrators, and explained the origin of the narratives by the general credulity of the times in which they arose. The other published refutation of Middleton's book was William Dodwell's "Free Answer to Dr. Middleton's Free Inquiry into the Miraculous Powers of the Primitive Church," (London, 1749). British priest and controversialist, Thomas Church's vindication against Conyers Middleton, earned him the degree of Doctor of Divinity (DD) from the University of Oxford. Binding rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather on spine. Head of spine chipped. Stamp of the University of California Riverside on inside of front cover, and at top and bottom edge. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        \"Ware Abbildung Des Gnadenbilts der Wunder tätigen Muotter Gottess Maria zu Einsidlen auf dem Alltar stehent in dero von Gott selbsten geweichten heiligen Capelle\".

       Kupferstich von \"To S.H. a Bischofzell\", um 1750, 64 x 44 cm. Darstellung der Gottesmutter mit Jesuskind im Oval, umgeben von reicher Staffage mit religiösen Darstellungen (Anbetung des Gnadenbildes in der Kirche), links Meinrad von Einsiedeln mit zwei Raben, Krug mit Brot und einer Keule, Wappen und Ansichten der Gnadenkapelle und der Klosteranlage. - Faltspuren geglättet, sonst in tadelloser Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Andachtsbilder, Gnadenbilder \"Atlas Marianus\", Religiöse Graphik, Schweiz

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        PRAELECTIONES ACADEMIAE PUBLICAE IN PHYSICAM THEORETICAM

      Tübingen:: Johann Georg Cotta. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1750-51-54. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; All 32 folding engraved plates. [8], 367, [1]; [8], 200; [16], 480 pages. 3 volumes. 8vo, Volumes 1 and 2 165x106 mm, contemporary 1/2 calf, Volume 3 170x100, contemporary 1/2 vellum; some foxing in Volume 2. Stamps of Stockholm University Library in the first 2 volumes (released) and Greifswald Gymnasium in the third. ; 3 .

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        Habit de Laboureur'.

      - anonymer Kupferstich b. N. de Larmessin (?), um 1750, 26,5 x 18,5 Bauer gekleidet mit seinen Werkzeugen. - Sehr selten!

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        NÜRNBERG., "Das Rathhauß zu Nürnberg gegen dem Marckt".

      Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von G.B. Probst, um 1750, 28 x 41 cm. Dekoratives Augsburger Guckkastenblatt im kräftigen Altkolorit. BAYERN, Franken, Guckkastenblatt

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        NÜRNBERG. "Das Rathhauß zu Nürnberg gegen dem Marckt".

      - Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von G.B. Probst, um 1750, 28 x 41 cm. Dekoratives Augsburger Guckkastenblatt im kräftigen Altkolorit.

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        Relazione dello stato, in cui si trova l'opera del censimento universale del Ducato di Milano nel mese di Maggio dell'anno 1750 divisa in tre parti [..]. [-Raccolta degli editti, ordini istruzioni, riforme e lettere circolari istruttive della Real Giunta del censimento generale dello Stato di Milano..].

      per Giuseppe Richini Malatesta, 1750. 2 opere in 2 volumi in-folio (cm. 33), legature coeve in p. pergamena con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi (piccole tracce di sporco e di usura), tagli rossi; pp. XXXXII 380 [4]; [10] 502 [i.e. 506] in ottimo stato, con 1 tavola in antiporta f.t. di Marcantonio Dal Re e 1 tavola sempre in rame ripiegata f.t., belle testatine figurate, capilettera, finalini, più volte ripetuto lo stemma teresiano. Prima edizione di entrambe le opere relative al primo catasto moderno della storia, set cruciale per la storia dell'economia politica. La Relazione, dall'indiscutibile valore dottrinale, è uno degli scritti economici più innovativi del Settecento lombardo e fu presa d'esempio dagli altri Stati europei, sia per l'efficientismo sia per le premesse di equità fiscale. Il suo autore Pompeo Neri (1706-1776), geniale politico ed economista fiorentino, aveva guidato le riforme fiscali e amministrative dei duchi di Lorena in Toscana, quando nel 1748 fu chiamato da Maria Teresa a Milano come presidente della Giunta per la riforma amministrativa e per il censimento nei suoi Stati. La Raccolta, che a volte contiene un numero leggermente superiore di editti [cfr. Einaudi 3880], figura come chiusura compiuta di questo lavoro decennale di razionalizzazione fiscale e viene proposta insieme. Cfr. Barucci-Carpenter 270; Einaudi 4120; Kress 3862. Buon esemplare.

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        La Nouvelle Methode Raisonnée du Blason, pour l'apprendre d'une maniere aisée; Reduite en Leçons, par demandes, & par réponses.

      Les Freres Bruyset, Lyon 1750 - Enrichie de figures en taille-douce. Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigée & augmentée. [8], 298, [26] index, [4]pp., engraved armorial frontispiece, numerous illustrations of coat-of-arms on 32 full-page engraved plates, and woodcut armorial figures in text. A near fine copy in full contemporary mottled calf, ornate gilt panelled spine with red morocco label. 12mo. Lyon, chez les Freres Bruyset. 1750. Claude François Menestrier (1631-1705), was a French Jesuit, who specialized in the art of heraldry and emblematic devices. He taught at the College Chambéry, as well as at Vienna, Grenoble and Lyon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Domkirche mit Vorplatz und Ladenanbauten ('Prospect der St. Bartholomaei Stiffts-Kirchen und Thurns zu Franckfurth am Mayn').

      - anonymer Kupferstich, um 1750, 49,5 x 32,5

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        AUGSBURG. - Waisenhaus., "Das Evangelische Waisenhauß in Augspurg von Abend her anzuschauen samt dessen Prospect". Blick von der Franziskanerkirche über die Dächer der Stadt bis zur Ulrichskirche. Im Himmel Spruchband, gehalten von zwei Putten.

      Kupferstich von Matthäus Sigmund Sallomusmüller, um 1750, 37,5 x 42 cm. Schefold 41531. - Seltenes Ereignisblatt mit drei Kartuschen im unteren Rand. - Insgesamt angegraut, leicht fleckig, unten etwas knapprandig. BAYERN, Schwaben

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        Three putti and an eagle on the clouds] 4.

      Paris. c1750 - Size: 365 × 265 mm. Fine condition. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Francois Boucher was one of the great influential artists in France during the eighteenth century, he painted landscapes, portraits and mythological scenes. Is his day he became extremely fashionable, and in time became the premier painter to King Louis XV.

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        Carte de Suisse

      Paris. c1750 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 64 x 49 cm. Very good condition, a few waterstains at the slightly darkened edges, not affecting map, 2cm closed tear at lower centrefold A large, clear and detailed map of Switzerland, outlining the cantons, with their coats of arms at upper border alongside title. 'Avertissement' at at top left with description of the area. Atlas Geographique des Quatre Parties du Monde.

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        The Waterfall of Niagara.

      London, R. Sayer, c.1750 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 38.5 x 24.5 cm. (15 x 9 inches). Fine condition. Mounted size: 55 x 40.5cm. Fascinating view of the Niagara Falls from what is now the United States side. A group of tourists with an Indian guide look on. The title which was originally below the print, has at some time been cut off, and neatly pasted on the reverse.

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        Traité de la cause et des phénomènes de l'électricité

      1750 - deux volumes in-8, A Paris, de l'imprimerie de la Veuve David et se vend chez Pecquet, 1750, , deux volumes in-8, [2]-VI-XVII-146 + [2]-XXI-[3]-180 pages, 2 planches dépliantes figurant des expériences électriques, veau marbré de l'époque, tranches rouges, Jolies vignettes au titre et 2 en tête de chaque partie, gravées sur cuivre par Pessard d'après Clavareau, figurant des angelots s'adonnant à des expériences scientifiques. RARE ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce traité, dont la paternité revient bien à l'écrivain philosophe et géologue Nicolas-Antoine Boullanger (et non à Boullenger de Rivery), alors inconnu de la sphère scientifique ; il fait ici le compte-rendu des découvertes les plus importantes observées dans le champ de l'électricité. "His attention was carefully given to ascertaining the degrees in which different substances are capable of being excited, and the gives several lists of such, inferring thereform that the most transparent and the most brittle are always the most electic" ; il démontre que les corps les plus favorables à l'électricité sont transparents et fragiles. Boullanger (1722-1759) est connu pour son Mémoire sur une nouvelle mappemonde et la Nouvelle mappemonde dédiée au progrès de nos connaissances (1753), puis par ses ouvrages posthumes, L'Antiquité dévoilée par ses usages et les Recherches sur l'origine du despotisme oriental. Mottelay, p. 192. Wheeler Gift, n° 346. Étiquettes en pied des dos. Coins usés. Une mouillure pâle en tête des feuillets du premier tome. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan de la banlieue ouest-parisienne

      S.n. 1750 - - S.n., s.l. s.d. [circa 1750], 100x68cm, une feuille repliée. - Edition originale. Cette grande carte dépliante présente les villes de Saint-Cloud, Sèvre, Marly, Saint-Germain en Laye, Le Vézinet, Suresnes, Nanterre. Quelques habiles restaurations au verso. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition. This large folded map shows the cities of villes de Saint-Cloud, Sèvre, Marly, Saint-Germain en Laye, Le Vézinet, Suresnes, Nanterre. Some skillful repairs to the back. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Chymist'.

      - Kupferstich v. T. Major n. D. Teniers, dat. 1750, 40 x 27,5

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        Discours qui a remporté le prix à lAcademie de Dijon en lannée 1750. Sur cette question proposée par la même Académie: Si le rétablissement des Sciences & des Arts a contribué à épurer les Moeurs.

      8. 55(1) S. Mit Tit.vign., 2 Zierleisten u. 1 Init. in Holzschnitt. Halblederband d. Zt. m. Tit. (auf mont. Papierschi.) u. Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., Kleisterpapierbezug u. umseit., rotem Sprengschnitt. Einbd. stellenw. geringfüg. abgewetzt u. fl. an den Kapitalen rissig u. m. kleineren Fehlstellen kl. Etik. auf vord. Spiegel Monogrammstemp. auf Tit. Überaus seltene Nachdruckausgabe des ersten Drucks (Genf, Barillot 1750) von R.s Erstlingswerk. Im Jahre 1749 schrieb die Akademie von Dijon einen Preis für einen Essay über die Wirkung des Fortschritts der Zivilisation auf die Moral aus. Rousseau beteiligte sich, vermutlich auch auf Anregung seiner Philosophenfreunde der Enzyklopädie hin, und erhielt 1750 den ersten Preis. "R. hebt in seiner Beantwortung .. gerade das Unheil hervor, das durch die Entfaltung der Künste und Wissenschaften über die Menschheit gekommen ist" (vgl. dazu Ziegenfuß II, 382). Sein Discours richtete sich zwar völlig gegen die Vorstellungen vieler Intellektueller der Zeit, jedoch erlangte R. dank der Diskussion, die er auslöste, europaweit einen hohen Bekanntheitsgrad und der entscheidende Anstoß zu seiner schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit war gegeben. - Vorliegende Ausgabe nicht im Handel, nur ein Exemplar in der Cambridge University Library (Copac) nachweisbar.

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        A General Map of Scotland and Islands thereto belonging From new Surveys, the Shires properly Divided & Subdivided, the Forts lately Erected & Roads of Communication or Military Ways carried on by His Majesty's command, the Times or Military ways, the Danish Camps & Forts, Also the Seats of the Nobility in each Shire distinguished with several other remarkable Places that occur in the History of Scotland By James Dorret Land Surveyor.

      April the 1750., London, - Dorret's Landmark Wall Map of Scotland Large engraved wall map on eight double-page sheets and 4 half sheets, joined, inset plan of the Shetland Islands upper right, list of "the Most Remarkable Places in Scotland" lower left, with fine contemporary hand-colour in full. James Dorret's map of Scotland "was a landmark map which was used directly or indirectly for nearly all Scottish maps for the next 40 years" (National Library of Scotland). Dorrett was an Englishman serving as a valet to the Duke of Argyll, who was given the task of mapping first Argyll and then all of Scotland with the Duke's financial backing. He carried out his own survey for this, his first monumental map of Scotland, supplementing it with information from William Roy's on-going Military Survey of Scotland, completed between 1747 and 1755, and with the latest estate and maritime surveys. His authorship of the Argyll estate survey has been established by the correspondence of John Ainslie, a cartographer who would later publish an important nine sheet map of Scotland which would supersede Dorret's work. Ainslie wrote dismissively that Dorret was "first a Barber and got into the Argyll family as one of the Duke's valet de chambre, and did take an actual survey of the County or Shire of Argyll. [he] took angles through all Scotland and compiled a map of the Kingdom which may be called a Survey by some people". Ainslie, of course, had every interest in discrediting Dorret's work in favour of his own. The map was "an immense improvement on anything that preceded it" (Inglis et al.), let down only by the delineation of the Great Glen, Skye and Islay. The Great Glen has a bend in it, despite Dorret having access to sources which would have shown him otherwise. The islands of Skye and Lewis, although not perfect, are drawn with greater accuracy than Dorret's predecessors. The island of Lewis no longer has the flat top given to it since Blaeu's maps of the area, drawing on the maritime charts of Murdoch Mackenzie. Dorret also corrects the shortening of northern Scotland. NLS EMS.s.640; Inglis, H. G., J. Mathieson, and C. B. B. Watson, The Early Maps of Scotland with an account of the Ordnance Survey, Edinburgh: Royal Scottish Geographical Society, 1934; Tooley, R. V., Maps and map-makers, London: Batsford, 1978. NLS EMS.s.640; Inglis, H. G., J. Mathieson, and C. B. B. Watson, The Early Maps of Scotland with an account of the Ordnance Survey, Edinburgh: Royal Scottish Geographical Society, 1934; Tooley, R. V., Maps and map-makers, London: Batsford, 1978

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        Two putti recline on a cloud 5

      Paris c1750 - Size: 370 × 265 mm. Fine condition. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Francois Boucher was one of the great influential artists in France during the eighteenth century, he painted landscapes, portraits and mythological scenes. Is his day he became extremely fashionable, and in time became the premier painter to King Louis XV.

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        BRESLAU., "Uratislavia - Breßlau". Gesamtansicht große Kartusche mit Wappen.

      Altkol. Kupferstich nach F.B. Werner von J.G. Pinz bei M. Engelbrecht, Augsburg, um 1750, 20 x 30,5 cm. Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 216, Nr. 2 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten". - Im unteren Rand gestochene Erklärungen 1 - 27 in Latein und Deutsch. - Seltene und dekorative Ansicht in sehr kräftigem Altkolorit. Schlesien

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        BRESLAU. "Uratislavia - Breßlau". Gesamtansicht große Kartusche mit Wappen.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich nach F.B. Werner von J.G. Pinz bei M. Engelbrecht, Augsburg, um 1750, 20 x 30,5 cm. Marsch, F.B. Werner, S. 216, Nr. 2 aus der Folge "Europäische Städteansichten". - Im unteren Rand gestochene Erklärungen 1 - 27 in Latein und Deutsch. - Seltene und dekorative Ansicht in sehr kräftigem Altkolorit.

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        RHEINSBERG., "Prospect der Haupt Strasse und der beeden befestigten Pläzen in dem Königl. Priz Heinrichischen Schloß Rheinsberg". Ansicht vom Schloßboulevard mit barocker Figurenstaffage.

      Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von G.G. Winckler nach F.O. Eckel, um 1750, 29,5 x 41,5 cm. Augsburger Guckkastenblatt aus der Kaiserlichen Akademie. - Mit breitem Rand in sehr guter Erhaltung. Bra-Me-Po, Guckkastenblatt

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        NUOVO CORSO COMPLETO DI PUBBLICHE COSTRUZIONI. Compilato da Raibell e illustrato da un voluminoso atlante inciso. Prima traduzione italiana con aggiunte, per cura di R. Nicoletti.. 3 Bde. m. Tafelband (compl.).

      2 (50 x 35 cm), X, 399 S., XLVII (Appendice 91 S. (Tavole) VII 442 S. VII 766 S. Tafelbd.:180 Stahlstichtaf., XXXVIII Tafeln davon einige Falttafeln., Privater -HLdr.-Band m. Rückenschild, rundum marmorierter Schnitt, Deckel berieben, etwas fleckig. Innen min stock- und fingerfleckig, teilweise min. wasserrändig. - Il IV vol. è un Atlante che contiene 218 tavv. di cui 39 sono di "aggiunte" e presenta oltre 500 gruppi di figure. Piano dell'opera: "Materiali. Costruzioni e fondazione in generale. Applicazioni alla costruzione delle strade ordinarie e ferrate. Viadotti e ponti fissi di muro, di legno e di metallo, ponti pensili e ponti mobili - Navigazione interna e artificiale, irrigazioni, acquedotti, cloache, pozzi artesiani e assorbenti - Navigazione esterna - Aggiunte concernenti i ponti di legno americani, i ponti di ferro..". L'opera di Sganzin (Metz 1750-1837) ebbe parecchie edizioni e fu tradotta in piu' lingue - Belle legature in mezza pelle con titoli dorati al dorso, piatti marmorizzati -

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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.

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        Nieuwe Kaart van T'Ryk van Persie.

      Amsterdam, ca. 1750. - Hand-coloured engraved map (365 x 290 mm). A detailed map of Persia and its adjoining countries. - Well preserved. Not in Tibbetts.

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        De Morbis Oculorvm Praelectiones Pvblicae Ex Codicibvs Avditorvm Editae. Ed. Gottingensis Altera Qvinta Parte Avctior Et Emendata.

      Göttingen, Vandenhoeck 1750. - BLC 35,504. GV 18,403. Hirsch-H. 1,597ff. - B. (1668-1738,) wurde v. Albrecht Haller, d. Hrsg. dieser augenheilkundlichen Schrift als "Magnus ille medicorum universae Europae praeceptor" bezeichnet. Er war einer der berühmtesten u. beliebtesten Ärzte u. vor allem einer der bedeutendsten Lehrenden seiner Zeit, mit grundlegender Wirkung auf die euopäische Medizin der folgenden Jahrhunderte. Zu seinen Schülern zählten u.a. Van Switen, Haller, De Haen u.a.m. Albrecht Haller (1708-1777), seinerseits einer der bedeutendsten Naturwissenschaftler u. Universalgelehrten d. 18. Jh., der 1736 zum Professor d. Medizin u. Botanik an der neugegründeten Univ. Göttingen ernannt worden war, verfasste auch das Vorwort zur ersten (1746) u. zweiten Auflage dieser Abhandlung. Kl.8°. Titelbl., 4 nn. Bll. (Vorwort), 237 S., 1 gef. gest. Taf., mit e. Kopfleiste. Halblederband d. Zeit, mit goldgeprägter Rückenbeschriftung u. schwarzgeprägten Rückenzierlinien, Schnitt buntgesprenkelt, Einband berieben, mäßig bestoßen, Rücken an d. Kapitalen geringfügig eingerissen, Beschriftung abgerieben. Seiten u. Tafeln nur teilw. schwach gebräunt u. stockfleckig. Mit e. alten handschriftlichen Zahl am vorderen Spiegel u. e. Widmung v. alter Hand am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt.

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        Les Agremens De La Campagne, Ou Remarques Particulieres Sur la construction des Maisons de Campagne plus ou moins magnifiques; Des Jardins de Plaisance, & des Plantages, (etc.)

      Leiden, Samuel Luchtmans u. Söhne; Amsterdam, Meynard Uytwerf 1750. - BL Integr. Cat. SysNr. 003816420 (elektronische Quelle). Jöcher/Adelung 2,497. Vgl. Muijzenberg, A history of greenhouses. Wageningen 1980, S. 103. Französische Übersetzung dieses grundlegenden Werkes zu Gartengestaltung u. Treibhausbau `Byzondere Aenmerkingen over het aenleggen van pragtige en gemeene Landhuizen, Lusthoven, Plantagien (etc.) Leiden 1737` d. Rechtsgelehrten, Kunstsammlers u. wohlhabenden Textilhändlers L. (1664-1739). Der Autor schuf sich durch die erfolgreiche Kultivierung exotischer Pflanzen, z.B. erstmalig d. Ananas u. durch d. Publikation seiner Erfahrungen, e. d. bedeutendsten Werke d. 18. Jh. zu diesem, damals großes Interesse erweckendes, Thema, ein bleibendes Denkmal. 15 Tafeln mit anschaulichen Darstellungen v. Treibhausobst wie Ananas u. Zitrusfrüchten, sow. Entwürfen zu Glashäusern liegen lose bei und zwar d. gezählten Tafeln A-H u. 8 Tafeln mit d. Figuren 1-10. Gestochen wurden d. Tafeln, die denen d. Originalausgabe v. 1737 entsprechen dürften, v. Amsterdamer Künstler Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759), e. d. besten Kupferstecher für botanische Darstellungen seiner Zeit, v. Francois van Bleyswyck (erw. 1706), Leidener Kupferstecher d. viel f. d. Buchproduktion arbeitete, seinem Schüler Johannes van der Spijk (auch Spyck; erw. 7736-1761) u. v. Jan Caspar Philips (um 1700-um1773). Vgl. dazu Thieme-B. 35,141. 4,116. 31,419. u. 26,554. So komplett mit allen Tafeln selten. 4°. Titelbl., XXIV, 412 S., mit 15 großt. gef., gest. Tafeln, 20 nn. Bll. (Indices), Titelblatt in rot u. schwarz, mit e. kleinen Titelblattvignette, Initialen mit Blattmotiven, Zierleisten u. e. gestochenen Illustration auf S. 305. Ohne Einband, Buchblock auf 4 Bünde geheftet, mit Resten d. ehemaligen Papierumschlags am Rücken, erste Lage locker. Titelblatt angeschmutzt, Blattkanten staubrandig, Seiten teilw. leicht gebräunt, anfangs wasserrandig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Habit de Meusnier'.

      - anonymer Kupferstich b. N. de Larmessin (?), um 1750, 26,5 x 18,5 Müller gekleidet mit seinen Werkzeugen und Produkten. - Sehr selten!

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        Habit de Charron'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. N. de Larmessin, um 1750, 28,5 x 19,5 Wagner gekleidet mit seinen Werkzeugen und Produkten. - Sehr selten - altkoloriert!

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        The natural history of Barbados. In ten books. By the Reverend Mr. Griffith Hughes, . . . [Large-Paper Issue]

      London: printed for the author; and sold by most booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1750. First Edition. Three-Quarter Sheep. Near Fine. Scarce Large-Paper Issue of perhaps the most important botanical work on Barbados, a book to "place beside Catesby's Natural History" (Hunt), sumptuously produced and beautifully illustrated. Folio: [4],vii,[13],250,*251-*254,251-314,[20]pp, complete with 30 full-page copper-engraved plates, many after Georg Dionysius Ehret (1710-1770); folding map of Barbados by Thomas Jeffreys (c.1719-1771), geographer to George III; large engraved headpieces (including 'A Prospect of Bridge-Town in the Island of Barbadoes') and woodcut tailpieces and initials; list of subscribers and a slip containing errata to that list pasted to verso of p.vii (as called for in the large-paper issue, but without the final errata leaf found in the ordinary paper issue). Rebound to style in three-quarter brown sheep over marbled boards, spine with six raised bands blind-tooled in compartments, original morocco gilt lettering piece laid down. Faded ink stamp of Lehigh University library, dated 1884, with manuscript deaccession note to top of title page (but no other library marks anywhere). Small round former owner's stamp with monogram 'MB.' Title page and several preliminary leaves with margins browned and edges expertly strengthened with Japanese tissue. Repaired closed tear to bottom margin of dedication leaf (not affecting text). Offsetting from plates; occasional light foxing or spotting, with somewhat stronger foxing to pp. 4-25 and *251-3 and plates 2 and 3. Withal, an excellent copy. Sitwell (Great Flower Books), p.60. Hunt 536. Nissen BBI 950. Sabin 33582. Wood (McGill), p.393. Calmann, Ehret: Flower Painter Extraordinary, p.67. Hughes was rector of St. Lucy's parish in Barbados when he observed firsthand or collected reports from the field from "Persons of known Veracity" of every specimen described in his natural history. The work is primarily devoted to the island's botany and dendrology-of its twelve 'books', or chapters (not ten as stated on the title page), eight are dedicated to trees, shrubs, and plants, ordered according to physical appearance: Nuciferous (nut-bearing), Pomiferous (fruit-bearing), Pruniferous (bearing plum-like fruit), and the like. Hughes provides a physical description of each plant, followed by notes on the edibility of the fruit or nuts and its uses. Also included is a seven-page glossary of "Botanical and Technical Terms," supplied largely by "the accurate Mr. Miller of Chelsea" (presumably Philip Miller, foreman of the Chelsea Physic Garden). Among its many original contributions, the book is credited as the first to describe grapefruit and to coin the term 'yellow fever,' although the link to the mosquito came much later. Many of the finely engraved plates, which include depictions of palm trees, bananas, a pineapple, the male and female Pawpaw, some fishes and crustacea, are after drawings by one of the greatest 18th-century botanical painters, G. D. Ehret (Hunt speculates that a number of the unsigned plates may also be by or after Ehret). Each of the 30 plate is dedicated to a different patron or subscriber and includes an engraved coat of arms of the aristocratic or scholarly dedicatee. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        \"Ein Neapolitaner\". Der mutige Rappe wird von einem Bereiter an der Longe auf die Reitbahn geführt.

       Kupferstich von Johann Gottfried Seutter nach Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1750, 24,5 x 32,5 cm. Thienemann 582. - Aus einer reichen Sammlung, welche wir \"Pferderassen, Nationalpferde oder mit Ridinger Nationen-Pferde\" nennen. - Nur in den Rändern minimal fleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Pferde, Tiere

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        Perspectivische Vorstellung des inwendigen Gebäudes, der 1750 den 10. Martz durch einen Wetterstrahl eingeäscherten Neuen Michaelis Kirche in Hamburg. Kupferstich durch Chr. Schönemann nach P. Bernhard.

      Cotius, Hamburg 1750 - Bildgröße: 46,5 x 39 cm. Das Blatt durchgehend gebräunt mit Randläsionen, im Unterrand ( Bildlegende ) mit Knickfalten. - selten - ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Opere Drammatiche del Signo Abate Pietro Metastasio, romano poeta cesareo

      Per Giuseppe de Bonis - Napoli 1750 circa, NAPOLI - Opere Drammatiche del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio romano poeta cesareo ITALIANO Volume della metà del '700 in 12°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, titolo scritto a mano sul dorso, con evidenti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, cerniera e legatura allentate, pagine ben conservate. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami.Volume Quarto della collana Opere Drammatiche del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio romano poeta cesareo. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        The Natural History of Barbados. In Ten Books.

      London:: Printed for the Author; And sold by most Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1750.. Folio 13.75 x 8.75 inches; 349 x 223 mm. [2, title (verso blank)], [2, dedication to Thomas [Hering], Archbishop of Canterbury (verso blank)], vii, [1, Errata], [10, �A List of the Subscribers�], [1, �The Contents�], [1, �Authors Quoted� and �Texts of Scripture Cited or Illustrated�], 250, 251*-254*, 251-314, [7, Explanatory Notes], [1, blank], [4, Addenda], [7, Index], [1, blank] pp. Pages 116 and 117 misnumbered 115 and 116. Large folding engraved map, �A Map of the Island of Barbados,� by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer, and 30 engraved plates (22 of which are botanical) by R. Austen, George Bickham, George Dionys Ehret, and J. Mynde, after Ehret and Bickham. Each of the plates is dedicated to one or more of the subscribers (mainly royalty and peerage). Engraved head-piece vignette, �A Prospect of Bridge-Town in the Island of Barbadoes,� on pages 1, 31, 61, 188, and 251, and engraved head-piece showing a swag of fruit and flowers (at pages 43, 97, 121, and 141). Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials; a2 with clean tear, folding map with short tear into the image (repaired on the verso), and with lower right edge creased, short tear to upper margin of pages 107/108 and 109/110, same location on pl. IV (facing p.111), some offsetting of the plates, with occasional offsetting and bleed-through from text and woodcut tail-pieces. Contemporary calf, spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with six gilt-decorated raised bands and red leather label ruled and lettered in gilt; neatly rebacked, with original spine laid down, binding rubbed and worn. Armorial bookplate of James Dickson Esqr. of Ednam in the County of Roxburgh; early ink ownership inscription at head of title: Kelso Library. A very good copy. First edition. �Not a great deal is known concerning Griffith Hughes. He was born perhaps in Merionethshire about 1707 or 1708 and graduated B.A. and M.A. from St John�s College, Oxford, in 1748. Yet just two years later, while rector of St Lucy�s parish in the north of Barbados, he brought out his Natural History of the island. At that time he was a member of the Royal Society and obviously a competent botanist... The book is one to place beside Catesby�s Natural History (1731[-47]), which also gave some account of West Indian plants, in some instances the same ones, with similar local names. Hughes had an advantage over Catesby in that a majority of the Barbados plates were drawn by Ehret, whereas just three of Catesby�s are from that gifted artist�s hand. Probably several of the unsigned Barbados plates are also by Ehret, for he may have signed only those that he felt were good... The book has many charming features. Not often does a work on natural history contain an index to �Texts of Scripture Cited or Illustrated�. It is the model work by the colonial parson who knows his poets and would know all he can of the flora and fauna among which he has come to dwell. Both in style and in philosophy he is a man of his century� � Hunt. � Women and their use of time are commented on by Hughes, in a passage where he also discusses the function of nature painting using shells: �In the section of his Natural History of Barbados (1750) devoted to shells [pp.267-286], Griffith Hughes defended the inclusion of women in his audience by stating: �I have heard several of the Fair Sex, who are fond of Shell-work, frequently ridiculed, as wasting their Time in a trifling and useless Manner.� On the contrary, he argued, configuring shells into designs not only answered Joseph Addison�s idea of �The Beautiful,� but it particularly suited the �Genius of Women,� who have a facility for putting �Shape and Colour artificially � together.� Moreover, it was so much better than �murdering their Time in Gaming!� � In these remarks [and others], Hughes included women in his audience and in the heterosocial scene of natural history, yet he delineated for them a distinct relationship to nature and to knowledge, associating men with natural philosophy and its central attribute of disinterested curiosity and associated women with imagination, artifice, and the need for improvement�� Susan Scott Parrish, American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the ... � 2012, p.174. � PROVENANCE: James Dickson (1712-1771) �was born in Stichell, the son of a tenant farmer. Aged about fourteen, young James was apprenticed to a saddler in Kelso. However, he seems to have been a high spirited and mischievous young man for he vandalised the Town Well in the Square, (according to one version by polluting it with a dead cat), then fled the town to escape from punishment. The details of his subsequent career are somewhat obscure but by 1739 he was living in London where he carved out a very successful career as a merchant. It is likely that among his activities he was a prize agent dealing with the sale of ships captured during the wars with France and Spain. (At that time enemy ships and their contents were sold and the spoils shared by the men who had captured them.) He probably also did very well from the capture of Havana in Cuba in 1762, as he would later name his house after this event. In the 1760�s James Dickson returned to his native town, now an extremely wealthy man. He immediately began to acquire land in the district including an area beside the River Tweed, between Oven Wynd and the Old Bridge. Here he built himself a handsome town house - Havannah House - employing as his architect one James Nisbet, also a native of Kelso but with a practice in London. He also bought a number of properties in the Square where he had the Cross Keys Hotel erected. Further afield he bought the barony of Broughton near Peebles, and he became Member of Parliament. for a Scottish Burghs seat. In 1765 James Dickson bought the barony of Ednam from the last of the Edmonstone lairds. Thereafter he styled himself Dickson of Ednam and his house in Kelso was renamed Ednam House. As laird he was an enthusiastic improver, draining and enclosing land, building a water powered mill for making woolen cloth, and encouraging the setting up of a brewery business. The village of Ednam was rebuilt, the houses being roofed with pantiles or slates, and its main street is still today as Dickson planned it. His most ambitious project - for a canal from Kelso to Berwick to allow for the easier export of local produce - was never achieved. He was unable to raise the enthusiasm, or the money, from other local landowners and the plan came to nothing. He died in 1771, aged just 59.� � Sitwell, Great Flower Books, p. 104; Hunt 536; McGill/Wood, page 393 (�A standard work on the early natural history of the island�); Jackson p. 369; Nissen, BBI, 950; Pritzel 4319; Sabin 33582.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, b. M. Seutter, "Tabulae Geographicae Principatus Brandenburg, Culmb. sive Baruthini. Pars superior cum adjacentibus Regionibus .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, n. J.A. Riedinger, um 1750, 56,5 x 49 (H) Cartographica Bavariae p. 98f und Abb 71. Unten rechts die Titelkartusche m. gekröntem Adler und fig. Allegorien. Zeigt Oberfranken um Hof, Kulmbach, Bayreuth und Wunsiedel, im Norden bis Ludwigsstadt, im Süden bis Hersbruck; sehr dekorative Karte.

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        A View of the Common Fishing Place on the Arno without St. Fredians Gate at Florence.

      London. R. Sayer. 1750. Copperplate engraving, handcolored, plate mark 11 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches on sheet 14 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches. Faint toning to paper edge (not affecting image), printer's crease at lower edge, very good condition. Giuseppe Zocchi (Joseph Zocchi) (1711 or 1717 to 1767) was an Italian painter and printmaker, known for his impressive views of Florence, Italy. A collection of engravings of the views was published in 1744 under the title Scelta di XXIV vedute delle principali contrade, piazze, chiese, e palazzi della citta di Firenze, with subsequent later editions. This 1750 British copperplate engraving after a Zocchi view has rather crude but likely contemporaneous hand coloring, the skies being embellished with a strong gouache blue. The publication line beneath the title reads: London Printed for R. Sayers Map & Printseller opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street. - And J. Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside.

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        A Compleat History of the Piratical States of Barbary, viz. Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and Morocco. Containing The Origin, Revolutions, and present State of these Kingdoms, their Forces, Revenues, Policy, and Commerce. Illustrated with a Plan of Algiers, and a Map of Barbary. By a Gentleman who resided there many Years in a public Character.

      London: Printed for R. Griffiths, 1750 - Octavo (208 x 125 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label to spine, edges speckled red. Extremities rubbed, spine ends worn, label a little chipped, front board marked and rear board scuffed, endpapers browned from turn-ins, contents lightly foxed, natural paper flaw to lower corner of leaf D3 and small chip to upper edge of leaf F5, overall a very good copy. 2 engraved folding plates, one a map of the Kingdom of Algiers, the other a landscape showing the city and harbour. Bookplate of the Wolfe family of Forenaughts to front pastedown, ownership inscription of Philpot Wolfe to title page. First edition thus of this English translation of Jacques Philippe Laugier de Tassy's Histoire du royaume d'Alger (1725), originally published in 1728-9 under the title A Complete History of Algiers, here published with additional matter. It is widely held that Joseph Morgan (fl. 1707-1739) is the author of this translation. As vice-consul in Algiers during the early eighteenth century, Morgan "became deeply involved in ransoming his countrymen at the same time that he could observe the dynamics of captive-taking by the North Africans. In his numerous writings about Algiers and the 'piratical states', Morgan gave voice to the Muslim responsa, asking the questions that Algerians (and others) must have raised when Europeans denounced them for piracy . For the first time, an English writer was articulating the colonial ideology that was emerging at the same time that he was denouncing the deeds of early modern Europeans" (Matar, pp. 192-3). This copy is from the library of Philpot Wolfe (1726-1775), a member of the Irish nobility whose family estate, Forenaughts, had been located on the outskirts of Naas, County Kildare since the late 17th century. Wolfe served the county in various posts, including as High Sherriff, Captain of the Militia, Collector of the Revenue, and Sub-Commissioner of Excise. See National Maritime Museum Catalogue, vol. 4, 387; Nabil Matar, British Captives from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1563-1760. BRILL, 2014. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Natural History of Barbados. In Ten Books.

      Printed for the Author; And sold by most Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1750., London: - Folio 13.75 x 8.75 inches; 349 x 223 mm. [2, title (verso blank)], [2, dedication to Thomas [Hering], Archbishop of Canterbury (verso blank)], vii, [1, Errata], [10, "A List of the Subscribers"], [1, "The Contents"], [1, "Authors Quoted" and "Texts of Scripture Cited or Illustrated"], 250, 251*-254*, 251-314, [7, Explanatory Notes], [1, blank], [4, Addenda], [7, Index], [1, blank] pp. Pages 116 and 117 misnumbered 115 and 116. Large folding engraved map, "A Map of the Island of Barbados," by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer, and 30 engraved plates (22 of which are botanical) by R. Austen, George Bickham, George Dionys Ehret, and J. Mynde, after Ehret and Bickham. Each of the plates is dedicated to one or more of the subscribers (mainly royalty and peerage). Engraved head-piece vignette, "A Prospect of Bridge-Town in the Island of Barbadoes," on pages 1, 31, 61, 188, and 251, and engraved head-piece showing a swag of fruit and flowers (at pages 43, 97, 121, and 141). Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials; a2 with clean tear, folding map with short tear into the image (repaired on the verso), and with lower right edge creased, short tear to upper margin of pages 107/108 and 109/110, same location on pl. IV (facing p.111), some offsetting of the plates, with occasional offsetting and bleed-through from text and woodcut tail-pieces. Contemporary calf, spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with six gilt-decorated raised bands and red leather label ruled and lettered in gilt; neatly rebacked, with original spine laid down, binding rubbed and worn. Armorial bookplate of James Dickson Esqr. of Ednam in the County of Roxburgh; early ink ownership inscription at head of title: Kelso Library. A very good copy. First edition. "Not a great deal is known concerning Griffith Hughes. He was born perhaps in Merionethshire about 1707 or 1708 and graduated B.A. and M.A. from St John’s College, Oxford, in 1748. Yet just two years later, while rector of St Lucy’s parish in the north of Barbados, he brought out his Natural History of the island. At that time he was a member of the Royal Society and obviously a competent botanist. The book is one to place beside Catesby’s Natural History (1731[-47]), which also gave some account of West Indian plants, in some instances the same ones, with similar local names. Hughes had an advantage over Catesby in that a majority of the Barbados plates were drawn by Ehret, whereas just three of Catesby’s are from that gifted artist’s hand. Probably several of the unsigned Barbados plates are also by Ehret, for he may have signed only those that he felt were good. The book has many charming features. Not often does a work on natural history contain an index to ‘Texts of Scripture Cited or Illustrated’. It is the model work by the colonial parson who knows his poets and would know all he can of the flora and fauna among which he has come to dwell. Both in style and in philosophy he is a man of his century" – Hunt. Women and their use of time are commented on by Hughes, in a passage where he also discusses the function of nature painting using shells: "In the section of his Natural History of Barbados (1750) devoted to shells [pp.267-286], Griffith Hughes defended the inclusion of women in his audience by stating: ‘I have heard several of the Fair Sex, who are fond of Shell-work, frequently ridiculed, as wasting their Time in a trifling and useless Manner.’ On the contrary, he argued, configuring shells into designs not only answered Joseph Addison’s idea of ‘The Beautiful,’ but it particularly suited the ‘Genius of Women,’ who have a facility for putting ‘Shape and Colour artificially together.’ Moreover, it was so much better than ‘murdering their Time in Gaming!’ In these remarks [and others], Hughes included women in his audience and in the heterosocial scene of natural history, yet he delineated for them a distinct relationship to nature and to knowledge, associating men with natural ph [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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