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2017-11-08 14:38:02
Fielding, Henry
London: J. Watts, 1750. Third edition. 68, [4] pp. 8vo. The revised and expanded third edition of Fielding's third play, a comic ballad opera first staged in 1730. A note on the title-page reads: "This piece was originally acted at the Hay-Market, and revived some years after at Drury-Lane, when it was revised, and greatly alter'd by the author, as now printed." The revised version was staged in 1734, though not printed, as here, until 1750. Cross III, p. 291. Modern blue wrappers. Some pale browning at margins. In a cloth-backed card folder.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]
2017-11-08 10:37:18
1750. Antique print, titled: 'La Place publique a Mannheim. Der Markt zu Mannheim. ' - A view of the market at Mannheim. Vues d'Optique, also known as "perspective views" or "prospects," were popular in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. These hand-colored engravings of picturesque views such as town scenes, landscapes, and foreign and exotic architectural delights were widely collected, and viewing them was all the rage among the upper-classes as after-dinner entertainment. They were meant to be viewed through a zograscope (or "perspective glass"), a simple device comprised of a curved lens and a mirror, resulting in almost three-dimensional images. Similar prints were produced to be viewed though "peep show boxes" (also called "raree boxes"). Prints were inserted into these enclosed boxes, then viewed through a convex lens placed in a hole (or holes) in the box. As many of these prints had cut-out areas which were covered by colored paper or textured cloth on the verso, candles were necessary to provide a light source behind the prints; when viewed, it appeared as if colored lights were emanating from the almost three-dimensional prints. Some optical prints were also used to be turned into night view scenes: parts of the image were cut out, perforated, the opening sometimes replaced by a transparent image, to be illuminated from behind, creating an exiting light scene. The popularity of these delightful prints was widespread, and these are examples of a fascinating cultural phenomenon that is now almost completely unknown. Etching / engraving with remains of h … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2017-11-07 16:11:59
China] Bellin, Nicolas
1750 - Ca. 1750. Bellin's chart of the islands "at the mouth of the Canton River" (Pearl River Delta). From the atlas Histoire Generale des Voyages. Showing parts of Lantau island, Macao (Isle de Macao and Ville de Macao both shown) and the southeast coast of Guangdong Province (Province de Quang Tong) to Shangchuan and Xiachuan Islands, with names of villages, fresh water supplies and the tomb of St. Francis Xavier shown on the Isle de Sanciam (sic). To the east are islands "Yong Ngao "que l'on appelle Les Isles des Voleurs" ('Islands of Thieves', or present day Mariana Islands). With a compass rose and an elaborate title cartouche at the lower right. 13 x 8 1/2" HK2300.
Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA
2017-11-07 08:52:25
1750. Antique print, titled: 'Henry Bunbury Esq.' - Portrait of the English caricature artist Henry Bunbury (1750-1811). Stipple engraving on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Only state. Ref: O'Donoghue 25-1. Provenance: L. A. de Vries (not in Lugt).Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Thomas Ryder' after 'Sir Thomas Lawrence'. Thomas Ryder I (1746-1810) was an English engraver and publisher from London. He was a student of James Basire. His son was the engraver Thomas Ryder II. Sir Thomas Lawrence (English; 1769-1830) was active as portrait painter and collector. Condition: Very good, given age. Thread margins, small tear right paper edge. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: R1-027 LATPC The overall size is ca. 13 x 16.5 inch. The image size is ca. 12.7 x 16.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 32.9 x 42 cm. The image size is ca. 32.3 x 41.3 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
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2017-11-07 03:04:25
FORBES, Duncan.]
Edinburgh: Printed by Sands, Murray, and Cochran, for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1750. Edinburgh: Printed by Sands, Murray, and Cochran, for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour,, 1750. Small octavo (138 x 91 mm), disbound from a pamphlet volume. Recent grey paper boards, title label to front board printed in black. A few annotations to title page, trimmed in the binding process, an excellent copy. First edition of the Scottish politician and judge's final theological tract, published posthumously. One of Forbes's (1685-1747) "enthusiasms, following from his admiration of the works of John Hutchinson, author of Moses's principia, was the study of the Old Testament in Hebrew. He wrote three short tracts, published in 1732, 1735, and posthumously, the last being incomplete; in these he commented on Hutchinson's views and championed Christianity against freethinkers" (ODNB).
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2017-11-06 22:40:24
HOMANN EREDI
1750. Incisione in rame su disegno di Rizzi Zannoni, mm 490x580, dipinta d'epoca. Interessante carta geografica con bel cartiglio figurato. La dicitura "Eredi Homann" distingue l'attività tipografica intrapresa dai figli e generi di J.B. Homann, nato a Norimberga nel 1663. Questi, dopo l'apprendistato presso D. Funk e G. Sandrart, nel 1702 iniziò una propria produzione cartografica, raggiungendo ben presto un notevole successo per l'eleganza e la modernità, ben amalgamando aspetto scientifico e decorativo. Nel 1707 pubblicò il primo atlante, arricchendolo rapidamente fino a superare il centinaio di carte con il ''Grosser Atlas" di 126 carte. Morì nel 1723.Bell'esemplare, con qualche trascurabile alone al margine inferiore.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.
2017-11-05 23:30:28
ANONYME
1750 - Broché cousu 18e S., manuscrit sans manque et très lisible, 24 pages in-huit, un feuillet manuscrit au milieu du document pour réaliser des Boullets d’Acier de NANCY. Ce document traite de nombreuses médications, onguent et emplâtres. Très intéressant document manuscrit - Sirop de Calabre de longue vie, - Emplâtre de Mme du BELLOY et manière de la composer. - Baume charitable, manière de le composer, - Remède pour la poitrine, et autres remèdes pour la poitrine, - Feuillet des Boullets d’Acier de Nancy, - Pommade contre les gerces des lèvres. - Remèdes contre les douleurs, - Remède contre la jaunisse, - Remède contre les quinancie, - Remède contre la dissenterie, - Remède très prompt contre Lesquinancie, - Remède contre toutes sortes de douleurs, - remèdes contre les fièvres tierces et quartes les plus invétérées, - Remède contre le scorbut et le chancre, - Remède contre le charbon, - Remède contre l’inflamation du bas ventre, - Remède contre les panaris, - Remède contre une fluxion de poitrine, - Remède contre les coups de soleil, - Remède éprouvé cotnre le chancre topic, - Remède simpatique. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE BERNARD MARIE ROLIN
2017-11-05 18:33:39
1750. Antique print, titled: 'No. 183 (3).' - 2 Putti, one holding a ball or disc. Etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Description: No. 128 from a series, published c. 1750. Probably sold as part of a collection of prints held together by a wrapper and a string.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'I.G. Hertel' after 'Francois Boucher'. Johann Georg Hertel, the younger (1719-1768) was a German engraver/printmaker and publisher working in Augsburg. He wsas the son of the engraver Johann Georg Hertel, the elder (1704-1783) and brother of Georg Leopold Hertel (1740-1778). Francois Boucher (1703-1770) was a French painter, a proponent of Rococo taste, known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decorative allegories representing the arts or pastoral occupations, intended as a sort of two-dimensional furniture. He was perhaps the most celebrated decorative artist of the 18th century. Condition: Good, given age. Original untrimmed sheet. Image very good. Some browning and thumbing at paper edges. 2 Small holes from binding in top margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-E2-39 The overall size is ca. 9.6 x 16.3 inch. The image size is ca. 7.3 x 9.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 24.5 x 41.5 cm. The image size is ca. 18.5 x 24 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2017-11-05 10:10:49
1750. Plate : 'La Colombe Cherie'. (The dear pigeon). This plate shows a young girl holding a pet pigeon / dove. Copperplate engraving / etching on hand-laid (verge) paper. Description: This original antique print was published in France, ca. 1750.Artists and Engravers: This plate engraved by F. Flipart le jeune after Roi. Charles-Francois Flipart 'Charles Flipart' (1730-1773): the brother of Jean Jacques Flipart (1719-1782) and the son of Jean Charles Flipart (1683-1751), Charles-Francois Flipart came from one of France's most illustrious families of eighteenth century engravers. This accomplished family engraved many of the finest works of art after the designs of contemporary French artists, such as Le Brun, Greuze, Boucher and Careme. Studying under his father, Charles-Francois Flipart gained his reputation for his adept combinations of the engraved and etched lines which created soft and silvery textures. His best engravings are said to be those after Fragonard, Boucher and Careme. Condition: Good. Paper slightly browned and light staining/soiling from handling as visible on image. Some spots, mainly in the margins. Several tiny holes, hardly visible and mainly in the margins. A few minor crinkles. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-B6-17 The overall size is ca. 9.8 x 12.6 inch. The image size is ca. 6.9 x 9.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 25 x 32 cm. The image size is ca. 17.5 x 23.5 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2017-11-05 02:45:05
DONATI, Vitaliano
Francesco Storti, 1750. (23 x 31,5) PRIMA EDIZIONE. Bazzana orig. coeva con tit. manoscritto al dorso (leggermente sciupato). (8), LXXXI pp. + 10 tv. incise fuori testo. Nonostante sia stato un autore prolifico, Donati (1713-1763) pubblicò un solo libro, che fu considerato il trattato più accurato del suo tempo sulla vita marina del Mare Adriatico. La sua opera venne immediatamente tradotta in francese ed in tedesco e, per quanto riguarda la parte sui coralli, anche in inglese. Agassiz II-251; Zittel, History of Geology and Paleontology, p. 34
Bookseller: Bibliotheca Culinaria srl [IT]
2017-11-04 19:05:35
NEEDHAM, John Turberville
Eight folding engraved plates. xviii, 524, [4], 29 pp. Small 8vo, cont. polished calf, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: L.E. Ganeau, 1750. First edition, a translation by Louis Anne Lavirotte, of Needham's Account of some New Microscopical Discoveries (1745) and his Observations upon the General Composition and Decomposition of Animal and Vegetable Substances (1749). This edition contains substantial additions by Needham which appear here for the first time, including his "forward-looking theory of reproduction"-D.S.B., X, p. 9. The first English Catholic priest to be elected to the Royal Society of London, Needham (1713-81), developed a theory of generation in this work which placed him in the vitalist camp through its reliance on principles peculiar to living things and its assignment of self-patterning powers to matter. It differed from Buffon's in its denial of chance combinations of mathematically countable genetic traits. The final 29 pages - "Description et Usage du Microscope" - discuss a Cuff-style microscope developed by Passement. Its parts are illustrated on one of the plates. Fine copy with the bookplate of Etienne François Dutour de Salvert (1711-89), experimental physicist, geologist, and botanist from Riom. He wrote several monographs on electricity and natural history and corresponded with a wide range of scientists, including Nollet, Lavoisier, d'Alembert, and Buffon. ? Needham, History of Embryology, p. 211. ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc. [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2017-11-04 14:59:26
Siluestre
Artist: Siluestre ; issued in: ; date: ca 1750 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Mounted; - size (in cm): 11 x 19,5; - description: View of the port of Venice
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG
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2017-11-04 14:32:07
Miguel Servet;?ngel (ed.) Alcal?
Used [Publisher: Universidad de Zaragoza] 1750
Bookseller: amazon.ca
2017-11-03 23:13:12
GENTLEMAN IN TOWN.)
London: Printed for W. Webb, 1750. Small octavo (141 x 91 mm), disbound from a pamphlet volume. Recent grey paper boards, title label to front board printed in black. Trimmed in the binding process, a very good copy. First edition of this epistolary tract on the virtue of frugality and the correlation between private and public economy, an early issue in which the imprint in square brackets is "price three pence" and catchword on p. 23 is "for". The author urges the reader, "at a time that this poor nation (once the envy, but now the reproach of her neighbours) is bending under the heavy load of taxes" and national debts, to manage their personal finances stringently. Goldsmiths' 8560. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2017-11-02 15:58:11
CIOCI, ANTONIO.
Firenze, tiratura della fine del XIX secolo. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 55 x 143 ca. (alla lastra), stampata su quattro fogli poi uniti. Al margine inf. sin. Ant. Cioci Florent. delin. et sculpsit anno 1750, titolo didascalico lungo tutto il margine inferiore "Deiparae Virgini in coelum [..] Vallisumbrosae [...] prospectum Sacri Monasterii [...]", nove didascalie in calce, ai lati del titolo, sul margine inferiore, al margine inf. ds. D. A. A. F. C. Grande e bella veduta del Monastero di Vallombrosa e del territorio circostante, con scene di vita contadina; le umili abitazioni dei religiosi dell'Ordine fanno da sfondo al paesaggio circosante. Edizione della fine del XIX secolo. L'incisione è tratta dalle "Vedute di Vallombrosa e dintorni e del monastero o badia benedettina" (Antonio Donati del. e inc., Firenze, 1784), un album in folio oblungo composto da una stupenda serie di trentasei vedute incise da Antonio Donati (pittore e incisore toscano attivo nella seconda metà del XVIII secolo), tutte firmate dall'artista nell'angolo inferiore destro. Si tratta di vedute all'acquaforte che raffigurano edifici, vedute e paesaggi, risaltando le bellezze naturali della zona dell'Appennino toscano, dove Vallombrosa è situata, e il Monastero di Vallombrosa, con nome Monastero di Santa Maria Assunta (XI - XII sec.), è la più importante di queste vedute (ne citiamo alcune altre: Ponte di Tosi, San Gualberto, Masso del Diavolo, Mulino della Badia, Eremo delle Celle, Castello di Ristonchi, Eremo della Macinaia). (Cfr.: Thieme - Becker, IX, p. 427; Dizionario degli incisori … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte Galleria Kú [IT]
2017-11-01 19:15:47
- Antique print, titled: 'La Redoute de Schenck.' - This print shows sailing boats in a harbor, near Schenkenschanz. Engraving on wove paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jacques Bacheley' after 'Bonaventura Peeters'. Jacques Bacheley (1712-1781) was a French landscape and marine engraver from Pont-l'Eveque. He was a pupil of J.P Le Bas / Lebas. Bonaventura I Peters / Peeters (1614-1652) was a Flemish marine painter born in Antwerp. Condition: Very good, given age. Margins cropped close to the image edge. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B1-06 The overall size is ca. 22.9 x 16.7 inch. The image size is ca. 22 x 16.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 58.1 x 42.5 cm. The image size is ca. 56 x 41.2 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector
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2017-11-01 18:43:35
Habermann J.
Artist: Habermann J; issued in: ; date: ca 1750 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 29 x 40; - description: View of Batavia
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG
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2017-11-01 18:43:35
1750. Antique print, titled: 'Diss ist die herrlichkeit ermudete Soldaten Im marquetensters Zelt Taback, Bier und ein braten' - Mezzotint of soldiers taking a rest near the sutler's tent for tabacco, beer and meat by G. P. Rugendas Junior invent. delin. et sculps / G. P. Rugendas senior excud. A.V. ( Augsburg), printed in c. 1750. Mezzotint engraving / etching. on A verge type of hand-laid paper paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'G. P. Rugendas' after an anonymous artist. Johann Christian Rugendas (German engraver, 1708-1781) after his father Georg Philipp Rugendas (1666-1742). Georg Philipp Rugendas was a German battle and military genre painter and engraver. Condition: Fair, given age. Three vertical creases. Small repaired hole. A few small spots. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B13-Iscra 35 The overall size is ca. 23.5 x 17.6 inch. The image size is ca. 19 x 14.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 59.7 x 44.7 cm. The image size is ca. 48.3 x 36.6 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2017-11-01 14:17:46
M.L'ABBE DINOUART
CHEZ NYON FILS / CHEZ GUILLYN. 1750. In-12 Carré. Relié plein cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais. LII + 474 pages - tranches rosées - contre plats jaspés - dos à 5 nerfs - caissons et titre dorés sur le dos - 2 photos disponibles. Traduite du latin d'Augustin Valeric evêque de Verone & Cardinal - Composée par l'ordre de S.Charles Borromée pour être enseignée aux jeunes clercs dans les séminaires.
Bookseller: Le-Livre [SABLONS, France]
2017-10-31 18:33:07
8 Kupferstiche mit Punktiermanier auf 4 Blättern von Klauber, um 1750, je ca. 13 x 8 cm (Blattgröße). Insgesamt 8 Darstellungen auf 4 Blättern. - Vorhanden: 1. Titelblatt mit Hüftbild des Heiligen. 2. Franz empfängt von Christus die hl. Regel. 3. Franz wird durch himmlische Musik erquickt und betet mit dem Lämmlein vor dem Kruzifix. 4. Franz vor dem Sultan (Feuerprobe). 5. Franz erscheint Papst Gregor IX. im Traum. 6. Franz feiert die Geburt Christi. 7. Franz vor dem Sultan (Dämonenaustreibung). 8. Tod des Heiligen. - Montiert in doppelseitiges Passepartout (4 Öffnungen). Geringe Altersspuren. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Heiligenbilder, Franz v. Assissi, Franziskaner, Orden
Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl
2017-10-30 11:27:58
Daumont, Paris (barely visible in the right corner) ca. 1750-1800 330 x 460 mm (plate: 231 x 422 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Of the Gizeal Temple in Palmira in front the Nord (looks like a wrong translation); L'entrée du Grand Temple de Palmire du cote du Nord; A Paris Dau (…) Three worm holes in the print and some more in the margins. Overall state is good. Hand coloured optical view on the ruins of Palmyra in Syria. The gateway of the remains of the building is portrayed prominent in the middle of the print. The people standing in front emphasize the size of the ruins. The sky is hand coloured in pastel-like colours, while the figures are coloured in more vibrant tints. These ruins have recently been destroyed by ISIS. Watermark visible in the middle of the print.
Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste
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2017-10-30 11:04:54
HILL, JOHN)
1750 - A Londres MDCCL. (Germany?), 1750. 8:o. (16),72 pp. Text within a printed frame. Fine contemporary half calf with raised bands, nice black-stamped decor on spine, nicely decorated endpapers, red sprinkled edges. MS numbering label in top compartment. Head of spine slightly chipped. Small stain in outer margin on pp. 3-16, probably caused by candle wax. Occasional minor spotting, for example on pp. 61-64. A nice and charming copy.ESTC T120326: "The imprint is false; possibly printed in Germany". Several editions with somewhat diverging titles, some without imprint, were published the same year. There are several later reprints and a number of translations. Bibliotheca Walleriana 4470 for the first Swedish edition from 1819, translated from C. F. X. Mercier's French adaptation from 1799. The author, the Englishman John Hill (1714-75), had, among other things, received the Swedish Order of Vasa and flaunted a degree in medicine from the University of St. Andrews. He published a number of pamphlets with hilarious content, and, after having failed to become a member of Royal Society, he wrote "Lucina sine concubitu", which can be loosely translated as "Pregancy witout intercourse". In this text, Hill claims that women can become pregnant without engaging in any kind of sexual activity. According to Hill, microscopic "animalcula" were present in the air, which at any time could find their way into a womans body and make her pregnant. These "animalcula" could be studied under microscope and already at this early stage of development they bore the shapes of men or women. Ref … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB
2017-10-30 08:17:02
Macher, Johann Christoph
Schleiz, Goderitsch, 1750. 16 S., 20 x 17 cm, 2 Vignetten, wiss. Anmerkungen, kleiner Aufkleber, Einband leicht berieben und staubig, geknickt, Bibliotheksexemplar, leicht fleckig, leicht gebräunt. Macher (1720-1754) war Lehrer/Professor für Beredsamkeit am Gymnasium Gera. Sprache: deu Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Wissenschaftliches Antiquariat Köln [Köln, Germany]
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2017-10-30 07:25:33
KLEVE: Griethausen:
Kupferstich v. S. Fokke n. Jan de Beyer, dat. 1750 ersch. 1752, 16,5 x 19,5 (2 Ansichten auf 1 Blatt)
Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas [Bedburg-Hau, Germany]
2017-10-30 02:27:42
Se vend à Besançon, chez Jean Tissot, Cartier Grande Ruë, s.d., vers 1750. 27.5 x 21 cm, gravure gravé sur bois entouré de texte (20 x 14.5 cm) coloriée au chablon, une feuille. Chanson populaire du milieu du XVIIIe siècle sur les miracles accomplis par le Saint, dont la fameuse légende sur les trois enfants mis au saloir par un boucher et ressuscités sept ans plus tard par Saint Nicolas. Selon certaines traditions, le père Fouettard qui accompagne Saint Nicolas serait en fait le boucher de l'histoire. Pour lui faire regretter son méfait, ce dernier l'aurait condamné à l'accompagner lors de sa distribution de récompenses, en lui assignant la tâche de punir les enfants désobéissants. Le timbre ?Retournez aux Marets? indiqué dans l?image populaire est probablement l??Air du Marais? publié par Jean-Baptiste Ballard en 1717 dans le tome I de ?La clef des chansonniers?.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Jean-François Mazet, Saint Nicolas, le boucher et les trois petits enfants: Biographie d'une légende, Paris, L?Harmattan, 2010.
Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd. [Fribourg, Switzerland]
2017-10-29 19:57:29
CICELY MARY BARKER
Collectible [Publisher: BLACKIE] 1750
Bookseller: amazon.com
2017-10-29 14:42:31
- Grabado original coloreado a mano. Escuela francesa del siglo XVIII (hacia 1750-60). Medidas de la huella 27 x 40 cms. Buena conservación.
Bookseller: Orbis Antique Prints
2017-10-29 12:27:06
DE ROSA CAROLUS ANTONIUS
Neapoli, expensis Thomae Alphano, 1750. Cm. 36, pp. (14) 335 (1). Con bel ritratto xilografico dell'Autore al frontespizio bicromo. Legatura coeva in piena perg. rigida titoli in oro al dorso. Macchiette alla legatura che presenta mende alle estremità del dorso. Fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta napoletana del tempo, qualche sporadico e lieve alone, alcuni segni di tarlo limitati al margine bianco di poche carte, peraltro esemplare nel complesso genuino e in buono stato di conservazione. Carlo Antonio de Rosa, marchese Villarosa (1638-1712), fu illustre giurista attivo nel regno di Napoli. Oltre a questa celebre pratica civile l'A. scrisse anche una pratica criminale oltre a numerose opere minori. Così Giustiniani (Memorie istoriche degli scrittori legali del Regno di Napoli, III, p. 124) a questo proposito: "Le opere di costui meritano molta distinzione da' nostri professori. Il non studiarle da chi vuol incamminarsi nel foro, è lo stesso, a non apprendere quel meccanismo legale, di cui deesi in ogni conto istruire chiunque vuol riuscire in siffatto esercizio. Son queste le due sue pratiche, l'una criminale, l'altra civile, ripiene di buon senso, e tratte veramente dallo spirito delle leggi". Cfr. Iccu che menziona oltre alla nostra, anche una seconda tiratura; Sapori, 1034, per un'edizione posteriore. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Apuleio [Trento, Italy]
2017-10-28 16:16:28
Edme-Sebastien JEAURAT (Ingénieur - Géographe du Roi).
Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, Libraire du Roi pour l'Artillerie & le Génie, Paris, 1750. in-4, pleine basane, dos à 5 nerfs, pièce de titre cuir, caissons à décor floral, toutes tranches rouges, 240 pages Edition originale illustrée de 110 planches hors texte illustrant les leçons de perspective et de 56 culs-de-lampe allégoriques à mi-page par Babel. Les 9 dernières planches figurent les ordres d'architecture. Première et deuxième partie. Coins et coiffes émoussés, manques de cuir. Intérieur de toute fraîcheur. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud [Le Pin la Garenne, France]
2017-10-28 15:58:34
Anonymus
Artist: Anonymus ca ; date: ca1750 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Folds perfectly restored; - size (in cm): 68 x 93; - description: Map shows the city of Temeswar and its sourrounding. Names and description of all important buildings, city walls and streets in dutch and french language. Timi_oara is the capital city of Timi_ County, and the main social, economic and cultural centre in western Romania. Timi_oara is the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat. In 1552, a 16,000-strong Ottoman army led by Kara Ahmed Pasha conquered the city and transformed it into a capital city in the region. Timi_oara remained under Ottoman rule for nearly 160 years, controlled directly by the Sultan. During this period, Timi_oara was home to a large Islamic community and produced famous historical figures such as Osman Aga of Temesvar, until Prince Eugene of Savoy conquered it in 1716. Subsequently, the city came under Habsburg rule, and it remained so until the early 20th century, except for the Ottoman occupation between 1788?1789 during the Ottoman-Habsburg war.
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG [Germany]
2017-10-28 14:44:05
LA BOURDONNAIS (Bertrand-François Mahé de).
De l'Imprimerie de Delaguette 1750-1751, A Paris. 1 vol. in-4 de 283-(1)-220-72-87-15-48-57-19 pp. ; 4 tableaux repliés et 1 carte, veau brun, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Ce mémoire justificatif fut imprimé à petit nombre pour distribution privée. Mémoire justificatif signé Mahé de La Bourdonnais dirigé contre le directeur général des comptoirs en Inde, Dupleix. Suivi de l'édition originale du Supplément au Mémoire du Sieur de La Bourdonnais, publié en 1751. En 1746, Dupleix, enfermé dans Pondichéry, appelle à son secours Mahé de La Bourdonnais, gouverneur des îles Bourbon et de France chargé de protéger les établissements français de l'Océan Indien. Après avoir dispersé la flotte anglaise, Mahé de La Bourdonnais s'empare de Madras, comptoir anglais important sur la côte de Coromandel. C'est alors que ses malheurs commencent. D'anciennes instructions prescrivaient de ne garder aucun comptoir en terre ferme. Ayant pris Madras, Mahé de La Bourdonnais applique les ordres : au lieu d'expulser les anglais, il préfère leur imposer une rançon. Aussitôt Dupleix l'accuse de trahison, veut le faire arrêter et le dénonce à Versailles. Lorsqu'il rentre à Port-Louis en Ile de France, il y trouve un gouverneur nommé à sa place et un ordre de regagner la France. Accusé d'avoir touché un million de livres pour ne pas raser Madras, il est incarcéré à La Bastille le 1er Mars 1748 et tenu au secret. Il va y rester trois ans jusqu'à ce que la Chambre de l'Arsenal le décharge de toute accusation et ordonne son éla … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [Paris, France]
2017-10-28 14:36:08
Ellis, Henry
Gottingen, 1750. [24],19,[4],364,[10]pp. plus two folding maps and nine engraved plates. Antique-style full calf, elaborately blindstamped, spine gilt. Light foxing. Very good. Untrimmed and unopened. The first German edition, and perhaps the rarest of the translations of this important work. The English title, published two years earlier, is A VOYAGE TO HUDSON'S BAY, BY THE DOBBS GALLEY AND CALIFORNIA, IN THE YEARS 1746 AND 1747, FOR DISCOVERING A NORTH WEST PASSAGE.... The first part contains a synopsis of twenty-three English voyages to discover the Northwest Passage and the history of the rise of the Hudson's Bay Company. The second part gives an account of a voyage under Capt. Moor and Francis Smith, on which Ellis served as hydrographer, that finally proved that there was no Northwest Passage from Hudson's Bay. Of prime importance in this work are the many observations on the customs of the Eskimos, which were then practically unknown. HARMSWORTH 19:6447. SABIN 22314. HILL 540 (English ed.). TPL 207 (English ed.).
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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2017-10-28 14:02:53
CREBILLON Prosper Jolyot de
1750. Auteur : CREBILLON Prosper Jolyot de -- Titre : Oeuvres de M. de Crébillon -- Editeur : P. Imprimerie royale -- Année : 1750 -- 2 volumes in-4, plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, roulette en coupes, XI- 337- 398- 84 pp. Petit accroc à une coiffe sup., néanmoins très bon exemplaire frais. Belle édition collective que Louis XV fit établir après le succès de Catilina. Elle comporte les 9 tragédies de Crébillon et ses discours académiques. Bien complète du « Triumvirat » (qui manque souvent); Un « très-beau frontispice », un fleuron de titre, repris pour chaque volume, 1 vignette et 1 lettre ornée par Boucher, gravés par Lebas (Cohen, 89).
Bookseller: Librairie de L' Avenue [FR]
2017-10-28 13:56:32
[circa 1750]. 667 x 515 mm, sur beau papier de Hollande des papeteries C. & J. Honig. Intéressant plan manuscrit, encre noire et rouge, d'un plan théorique d'une citadelle pentagonale bastionnée, dite du deuxième système de Vauban, où l'on voit également les traits de crayon et de compas ayant servi à réaliser le dessin du plan, celui du cartouche de titre et des lettres le composant. Toute sa vie, Vauban a fait évoluer la conception et la construction des places fortifiées, les adaptant aux différents types de terrains, se basant sur le bon sens et l'expérience. Sa pensée a été théorisée après sa mort en trois systèmes distincts où sont augmentées progressivement la taille et la diversité des ouvrages de défense au-delà des murs d'enceinte. Le cartouche de titre, au crayon, n'est qu'esquissé sur sa partie gauche. Marge droite empoussiérée, une petite déchirure dans la marge inférieure, trace de pliure.
Bookseller: Librairie Le Bail [France, Paris]
2017-10-28 13:56:31
PASAIA. MANUSCRIT.
[circa 1750]. 362 x 506 mm. Beau plan manuscrit, encre noire et aquarelle, du Fort Santa Isabel situé à l'entrée du port de Pasaia (Pasajes en castillan, Le Passage en français), à l'embouchure d'un estuaire, près de Saint-Sébastien, au Pays Basque espagnol. Y sont figurés l'épais mur d'enceinte percé de meurtrières, les bâtiments qui s'y trouvent, plusieurs escaliers, et une source ; le littoral rocheux est bien détaillé. Le Fort Santa Isabel fut construit en 1621 pour défendre l'entrée du port de Pasaia, et fut actif jusqu'en 1867. On conserve aujourd'hui des restes de fortifications et autres éléments de défense. Le port de Pasaia est, avec Bilbao, le seul port de la côte basque. Mais c'est la rade la plus sûre de toute la côte nord de l'Espagne, dont un goulet protège le bassin des caprices de la mer. C'est depuis ce port qu'en 1777, La Fayette embarqua pour les États-Unis. L'échelle est en toises. Taches brunes dans la partie inférieure et traces de pliure, petites déchirures doublées dans les marges.
Bookseller: Librairie Le Bail [France, Paris]
2017-10-28 10:27:07
2017-10-28 08:02:25
Hughes, G.
London, Printed for the Author, 1750. Folio, large paper copy (40.8 x 25.5 cm). Subscribers' issue. Title page, dedication page, preface vii, followed by list of subscribers (ten pp.), contents (two pp.), large folding map of Barbados by Thomas Jefferys, 314 pp. of text and 30 plates, 25 of which have contemporary colouring, followed by explanatory notes (four leaves), Addenda (two leaves) and Index (four leaves). In the text, a further five illustrations can be found, plus many decorative initials and headers. Bound in contemporary red morocco, spine with raised bands, compartments with elaborate gilt patterns, and paper label with title; boards richly decorated with intricate gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.= A rare originally hand-coloured large paper copy. Only about a fifth of the thousand subscribers purchased this edition, all the others bought the smaller, uncoloured edition which, therefore, is much more common. It is the only major work by the Welsh naturalist, Fellow of the Royal Society, and cleric Griffith Hughes (1707-1758?). It ".included the first description of the grapefruit (also known as "The Forbidden Fruit"). His work was praised by Linnaeus." (Wikipedia). Hughes spent most of his career in Barbados, and this is one of the finest and most important early works on the natural history of the island. This copy has contemporary hand-colouring, which is very rare. Most plates depict the various palm trees from Barbados, drawn by the famous plant artist G. Dionysius Egret. Others show useful crops, and the zoology of Barbados, which has a c … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2017-10-28 05:53:16
CHOISY (DIT) ABBé DE CHOISY François-Timoléon de
Chez Didot|& Nyon. - Chez Didot & Nyon..., Paris 1750, In-12 (10x17cm), (12) 462pp. (12) et (16) 399pp. et (4) ix (1bc.) 457pp. et (4) viij, 580pp., 4 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione collettiva contenente le edizioni distinte pubblicati alla fine del XVII di quelle storie. Leganti pieno di pelle di pecora in marmo di tempo. Indietro liscio decorato. parti del titolo in marocchino rosso, e il numero del volume in pelle beige. gallerie sottili a testa tomi II e III; un wormhole testa di volume IV e un'altra coda del Volume III. Responsabile del volume IV metà mancante. 4 angoli urtato. Torna un po 'assottigliato. Buona copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition collective reprenant les éditions originales séparées parue à la fin du XVIIe de ces histoires. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Reliures en pleine basane marbrée d'époque. Dos lisse ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Minces galeries de vers en tête des tomes II et III ; un trou de vers en tête du tome IV et un autre en queue du tome III. Tête du tome IV à moitié manquante. 4 coins émoussés. Dos légèrement éclaircis. Bon exemplaire. Toute l'oeuvre sérieuse de Choisy commence après 1683, alors qu'il vient de frôler la mort. Il décide de renoncer à sa vie dissolue et de s'habiller en femme en public et s'adonne alors à des études historiques dont les histoires de Saint Louis, puis de Philippe de Valois, du roi Jean, de Charles V puis de Charles VI paraissent successivement de 1688 à 1695. Choisy a commencé par l'histoire de Saint Louis, en précisant qu'il établissait l'hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France]
2017-10-28 04:12:17
Lotter, Tobias Conrad
Augsburg Lotter Tobias Conrad. Sicily (Italy). "Mappa Geographica totius Insulae et Regni Siciliae cura graphio et impensis". Orig. copper-engraving, T. C. Lotter (1717-1777), Augsburg, ca. 1750. Orig. old colouring. With figure title-cartouche, an inset map of Malta and Gozo islands ("Carte Particuliere del Isle de Malte et des Isles Voisines"), great wind-rose and a cartouche with explanatory notes and the scale of map. 50:58 cm (19 3/4 x 23 inch.). A map of Sicily with depiction of Etna volcano. - Cutted closely to the desk, margins yet in the 18th century added.
Bookseller: Antikvariat Krenek [Prag, Czech Republic]
2017-10-28 01:52:14
Richelieu Armand Jean du Plessis, cardinal de; Foncemagne Etienne Laureault, de
1750. In-8 (19 cm) (1) c. (di ritratto in antiporta) 13 (11) 305; (6) 231 (1), (2) II 153 (1), 71 (1). Vignetta xilografica sui frontespizi. Testatine e capolettera incisi. Piena pelle con caratteri e fregi dorati al dorso, contropiatti rivestiti in carta marmorizzata. Antiporta all'inizio del primo volume con il ritratto calcografico dell'autore, disegnato da Champagne e incisa da N. Dupuise. Per la data di pubblicazione dell'opera di Voltaire, cfr. G. Bengesco, Voltaire, bibliographie de ses oeuvres, v. 2, n. 1706. Tre opere in due volumi in perfette condizioni.
Bookseller: Libreria Emiliana [Italy]
2017-10-28 00:57:01
apud Stephanum Abbatem & Josephum Raymundum publicos typographos, 1750. Cm. 34, pp. (4) 331 (1) 8. Grande vignetta al frontespizio, testate e capolettera figurati. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena con piccole punte, dorso liscio con fregi in oro e titoli su tassello. Reintegrazione ben eseguita ad una porzione del frontespizio (prevalentemente bianca), legatura rimontata e qualche sporadica fioritura, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Prezioso catalogo della biblioteca Brancacciana, costituita a Roma nella prima metà del 1600 dal cardinale Francesco Maria Brancaccio e portata a Napoli per sua volontà. La Brancacciana è stata la prima biblioteca pubblica aperta a Napoli. Si fonda sul lascito di circa 20.000 volumi che il Cardinale, morendo, lasciava alla sua città cui si aggiungono, nel tempo, quello del barone Andrea Gizio patrizio beneventano, che nel 1700 donò un'interessante raccolta di manoscritti e libri a stampa di araldica e genealogia (postillati da lui medesimo) e quello, pervenuto nel 1738, del giureconsulto napoletano Domenico Greco.
Bookseller: Benacense [IT]
2017-10-28 00:07:03
HUME, David.) MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de.
Edinburgh: chez G. Hamilton & J. Balfour, 1750. Two volumes, octavo (195 x 120 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, raised bands ruled in gilt, lozenge tool to compartments, edges speckled red. Early ownership signatures, red wax seal, and 19th-century armorial bookplate to each front pastedown. Spine labels lacking but titles readable, joints cracked, boards and spines rubbed, small insect damage to left-hand bottom corner of front pastedown and lower margin of first 9 leaves of Volume 1, front free endpaper of Volume 2 partially detached, endleaves lightly spotted. First Edinburgh edition of "one of the most remarkable works of the eighteenth century" (PMM) - Montesquieu's classification of political structures and his comparative and historical political sociology. This edition is particularly appealing as David Hume was closely involved with seeing it through the press. "Later in 1749 Hume helped to put through the press at Edinburgh a translation of some sections of the Esprit des Loix, for which Montesquieu had supplied his final corrections" (Mossner, p. 229). These final corrections are found in the present work as errata leaves at the end of each volume, as well as an "Avis au Lecteur", in which the editor describes the work as "un ouvrage aussi original, où le génie de l'Auteur répond si parfaitement à la grandeur du sujet [.] En un mot, par des réflexions également nouvelles et profondes sur le cœur et l'esprit humain, et sur un nombre infini de causes dont l'influence nous étoit imperceptibile, il a sçu renverser les erreurs les plus spécieuses, & répandre une lumi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
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2017-10-27 23:57:22
OTTENS, Reinier (1698-1750) - OTTENS, Joshua (1704-1765).
Amsterdam: R. and J. Ottens, [ca 1737-1750]. 4 double-page engraved maps, each matted and framed (ca 21 x 24 inches; framed size: 28 x 52 inches). Four fine engraved maps making one large and comprehensive map of Asia in four parts, with fine original hand-colour in full: La Nouvelle grande carte des Indes Orientales Contenant Les Terres du Mongol Surate, Malabar, Cormandel, Bengale, Aragan, Pegu, Siam, Camboje, Tonquin, & une Partie de La Chine dressée avec soin sur plusieurs cartes manuscriptes, par un habiles connoisseur, & publiée, showing the Bay of Bengal and extending from the Pakistani border across India to the Indo-Chinese peninsula with Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, some of China and the northern half of Sri Lanka, decorated with a large compass rose. La Nouvelle grande carte des Indes Orientales Contenant Les Empires de la Chine & du Japon, Les Isles Philippines, Couchin, & Les Isles Marianes dressée avec soin sur plusieurs cartes manuscriptes, par un habiles connoisseur, & publiée, showing the coast of China, Korea, the Sea of Korea, the island of Quelpaert, Japan, the Phillipines, Borneo, and the Marianas. La Nouvelle grande carte des Indes Orientales Contenant Contenant les Isles Maldives, Ceylan, Malacca, Sumatra &c. avec Les Terres adjacentes de Couchin, Negombo, Colombo & Sourabaia dressée avec soin sur plusieurs cartes manuscriptes, par un habiles connoisseur, & publiée, showing the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and the Malaysian Peninsula, with three inset maps along the bottom edge [1] Carte de Royaume de Couchin de Coilan - [2] Carte de Nigombo, Co … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2017-10-27 23:56:24
Secondat (Jean-Baptiste de)
1750. Auteur : Secondat (Jean-Baptiste de) -- Titre : Observations de physique et d'histoire naturelle sur les eaux minérales de Dax, de Bagnères et de Barèges, sur l'influence de la pesanteur de l'Air dans la chaleur des liqueurs bouillantes, et dans leur congellation... -- Editeur : Huart & Moreau -- Année : 1750 -- In-12, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse, caissons ornés, (4)- 205- (3) pp. Reliure usée, charnières fendillées, manque de cuir à un coin en pied. Rare réunion de dix mémoires scientifiques écrits par Secondat, fils unique de Montesquieu. Écrasé par les espérances paternelles, il n'osa jamais se présenter comme Jean-Baptiste de Montesquieu. Passionné par les sciences, il fuyait les représentations sociales et mondaines des Lumières bordelaises ou parisiennes. Lors de voyages réguliers dans les Pyrénées il réalisait des ascensions au sommet du Pic du Midi pour étudier la carte du ciel ou pour comparer les travaux de Fahrenheit et de Réaumur.
Bookseller: Librairie de l'Avenue (librairiehenriveyrier) [31, rue Lécuyer - 93400 Saint-Ouen, FR]
2017-10-27 23:14:52
HUGHES, Griffith.
London: printed for the author; and sold by most booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1750. London: printed for the author; and sold by most booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland,, 1750. In ten books. Folio (414 × 258 mm). Contemporary English blue morocco, spine divided in 7 compartments by raised bands, red morocco label, compartments richly gilt with leaf sprays, stars, circles, palmettes, etc., covers with a wide gilt border built up of similar tools, gilt decorative roll around board-edges and turn-ins, comb-marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a leather entry slipcase. Double-page engraved map, 30 engraved plates, 25 coloured by a contemporary hand, by Mynde and G. Bickham after G. D. Ehret and others. Pasted overslip giving the name of additional subscribers at foot of errata. Front joint just cracked at foot to the first cord but holding firm, occasional foxing to some early leaves, overall a fine copy. First edition, large paper copy with contemporary hand-coloured plates. Large paper copies were supplied to about a fifth of the thousand or so subscribers Hughes managed to attract to his lavish project. Each of the plates is dedicated to one of the more illustrious of the subscribers. "The book is one to place beside Catesby's Natural History" (Hunt).
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
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2017-10-27 22:17:54
Manfredi, Eustachio.
Bologna Pisarri, 1750. (30 x 21,5 cm). XVIII (2) 192 S.; 143 S. Mit 4 mehrfach gefalteten Kupferkarten. Flexibler Interims-Pappband, unbeschnitten. Zweite Ausgabe der Beschreibungen und statistischen Auswertungen zahlreicher Himmelsbeobachtungen, besonders von Sonnenfinsternissen. - "In 1715 Manfredi completed his two-volume 'Ephemerides motuum coelestium' for 1715-1725, based on the still unpublished tables of Cassini in Paris, his predecessor in the chair of astronomy at Bologna. Intended, unlike most of its predecessors, not for astrological use but for practical astronomy, the ephemerides were of unusual extent and practicability. They included tables of the meridian crossing of the planets, tables of the eclipses of the satellites of Jupiter and of the conjunction of the moon and the principal stars, as well as maps of the regions of the earth affected by solar eclipses. The ephemerides were preceded by a volume of instructions including tables that were reprinted by Eustachio Zanotti in 1750" (DSB). - Die vier großen Karten mit eingezeichnetem Verlauf der Sonnenfinsternisse von 1752, 1758, 1760 und 1762. - "La seconde édition, publiée par E. Zanotti, renferme, de plus que la première, un travail préparatoire pour le calcul d'éphémérides de 1751 à 1762, et un catalogue d'étoiles par E. Zanotti, assisté de P. Matteucci et J. Brunelli" (H-L). - Einband minimal fleckig und angestaubt. Insgesamt nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - DSB 9, 77; Houzeau-Lancaster 15462; Riccardi I/2, 80, 5 (gibt fälschlich 5 Tafeln an). - Selten [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber [Heilbronn, Germany]
2017-10-27 22:08:23
- Antique print, untitled. 2 University Professors and their guards (both with halberds). With the coat of arms of Utrecht at right top and a panorama onto the city at left. Etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Description: Engraver and source unknown. Numbered 1132 at left top.Artists and Engravers: Anonymous. Condition: Good, given age. Attached to carrier sheet. Margins cropped to the platemark. Some faint foxing in the lower right corner, and some scattered stains in the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: C263-32 The overall size is ca. 5.4 x 7.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.1 x 7.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 13.6 x 19.7 cm. The image size is ca. 12.9 x 18.6 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector
2017-10-27 22:02:40
HUGHES, Griffith.
London: Printed for the author; and sold by most booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, 1750. Folio (340 x 215 mm). Recent half calf, old marbled paper sides, red speckled edges. Short closed-tear to map at stub, general foxing and toning, each plate with the name of the specimen depicted noted in a neat contemporary hand (outside the platemark). A good complete copy. Folding engraved map by Thomas Jefferys, 30 engraved plates of flora and fauna by Mynde or G. Bickham after G. D. Ehret and others, 10 engraved headpieces (5 views of Bridgetown, each the same, and 5 engraved floral swags), wood-engraved head- and tailpieces and initials. First edition of this important and attractive early work on the natural history of Barbados, by the Welsh-born clergyman and naturalist Griffith Hughes (1707-1758?). "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. The Natural History of Barbados, a lavish production in folio. appeared in the spring of 1750" (ODNB). Hughes had also done an impressive job of drumming-up prestigious subscribers: the list is h … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
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2017-10-27 21:48:25
Marigny, l'Abbé François Augier de
Paris Chez Gissey, Bordelet, & Ganeau 1750-52. First edition Four volumes, 12mo, pp. [iv], lx, (58), 498, [vi (privilege and errata)]; [iv], 519; [v], xiv, 540; [iii], 525, 3 folding printed tables. A very good set bound in contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments, with maroon lettering pieces. Headcaps neatly restored. Tables bound in volume 4 instead of volume 3 where they belong. Brunet VI, 28012 [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB [Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom]
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