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        An Exposition of the Book of Solomon's Song, Commonly Called Canticles : Wherein the Authority of it is Established and Vindicated, Against Objections Both Ancient and Modern; Several Versions Compared with the Original Text The Different Senses, Both of Jewish and Christian Interpreters Considered; and the Whole Opened and Explained in Proper and Useful Observations ; to Which is Added, the Targum, or Chaldee Paraphrase Upon the Whole Book....

      London : Printed For John Ward; And George Keith, 1751. The second edition with additions. Physical desc. : 26 cm. [4], 564p. , plate : port. ; (4to) . Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCN9558. Subject: Bible. - O. T. Song of Solomon - Commentaries. Color underlining (not extensive) . Full contemporary aniline calf. Panel edges rubbed and dulled. Professionally re-spined with raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request.

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        The Parliamentary or Constitutional History of England; being a Faithful Account Of all the Most remarkable Transactions in Parliament, From the earliest Times. Collected From the Journals of both Houses

      London: Thomas Osborne and William Sandby,, 1751-1761. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Sunday, Sept. 1. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! the Records, original Manuscripts, scarce Speeches, and Tracts; all compared with the several Contemporary Writers, and connected, throughout, with the History of the Times. By Several Hands.; first edition; 24 volumes including the General Index, minor variations to subtitles and imprints; library markings including book plates and hand stamps on interior pages, quarter leather bindings worn and dry with some sides detached and the index volume missing a side, one volume and the index have the text block broken into two sections, light general age toning but paper not fragile, three of the volumes have the book plate of Sir Everard Fawkener and probably others under the library book plates. Photos available upon request.

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        Descriptiones poeticae ex probatioribus poetis excerptae.

      Köln, Metternich, 1751. - 788, (14) SS. Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung sowie Deckelsupralibros. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Bindebänder fehlen. Kl.-8vo. Etwas spätere Ausgabe der häufig gedruckten, erstmals 1660 erschienenen Sammlung von Textpassagen aus den klassischen Autoren. - Vorsatz mit alten Besitzvermerken und winziger Wurmspur. Teils schwach braunfleckig; Buchblock knapp beschnitten. - Der hübsche Einband mit Fächern in den Ecken und dem Wappensupralibros des Salzburger Fürsterzbischofs Sigismund Christoph Graf von Schrattenbach (1698-1771), des ersten Förderers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts, der den Siebenjährigen zum Vizekapellmeister ernannt und ihm seinen ersten öffentlichen Auftritt ermöglicht hatte. Am Rücken das Bindejahr "1762". - Vergoldung am Rücken oxydiert, wenige unauffällige Wurmlöchlein am untersten Bund. De Backer/Sommervogel III, 1182, 1. Vgl. Wurzbach XXXI, 264.

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        The life and adventures of Peter Wilkins, A Cornish man:

      London: printed for J. Robinson; and R. Dodsley,, 1751. Relating particularly, His Shipwreck near the South Pole; his wonderful Passage thro' a subterraneous Cavern into a kind of new World; his there meeting with a Gawry or flying Woman, whose Life he preserv'd, and afterwards married her; his extraordinary Conveyance to the Country of Glums and Gawrys, or Men and Women that fly. Likewise a Description of this strange Country, with the Laws, Customs, and Manners of its Inhabitants, and the Author's remarkable Transactions among them. Taken from his own Mouth, in his Passage to England, from off Cape Horn in America, in the Ship Hector. With an Introduction, giving an Account of the surprizing Manner of his coming on board that Vessel, and his Death on his landing at Plymouth in the Year 1739. Illustrated with several Cuts, clearly and distinctly representing the Structure and Mechanism of the Wings of the Glums and Gawrys, and the Manner in which they use them either to swim or fly. By R. S. a passenger in the Hector. In two volumes. 2 volumes, 12mo. Late 19th-century mottled calf by Rivière and Son, smooth spines gilt in compartments, green morocco labels, sides ruled in gilt with a French fillet, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With 6 engraved plates (one folding) by Louis Peter Boitard, one as frontispiece to each volume; woodcut diagram in text. Bookplates of Charles George Milnes Gaskell. Rubbed, joints restored, a little light foxing to outer leaves, a very good copy. First edition of this interesting imaginary voyage, which has a place in the prehistory of science fiction. The story tells of a castaway in a fantastic land where men and women can fly. The debt to Robinson Crusoe is clear, also to the Arabian Nights and Gulliver's Travels, though the narrative is highly inventive on its own terms. The hero's surname is probably intended to recall John Wilkins, whose Mathematical Magick (1648) argued that man might master the art of flying. The novel was little noticed on first publication, though it was reissued in England in 1783, and there was a cheap Dublin reprint (1751), a French translation (1763), and a German abridgement (1767). The book only became popular and its author's name well known in the 19th century, when it was admired by Coleridge, Southey, Shelley, Leigh Hunt, Charles Lamb, and others of their generation. It provided material for pantomimes and melodramas from 1800 to the 1870s, and was frequently reprinted.

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        Italia Antiqua

      Paris:. 1751.. Original outline color. Title surrounded by decorative cartouche. 21 1/2 x 19".

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        Barbarian Cruelty;

      London: R. Walker,, 1751. Or, an Accurate and Impartial Narrative of the Unparallel'd Sufferings and almost Incredible Hardships of the British Captives, belonging to the Inspector Privateer, Capt. Richard Veale, Commander, during their Slavery under the Arbitrary and Despotic Government of Muley Abdallah, Emperor of Fez and Morocco … Third Edition. [Bound together with:] A Supplement to the Barbarian Cruelty … Octavo (171 × 102 mm). Recent sprinkled half calf to style, red morocco label, raised bands with gilt rules, small floral tools to compartments, marbled sides. Portrait, 5 folding plates. Somewhat browned, repairs to verso of 2 plates, no loss of text or image; a nicely presented copy of an uncommon book. Third edition of the main text, first published in the same year, first edition of the supplement which contains the accounts of four of Troughton's fellow captives. "A scarce account of the adventures of the survivors of the Privateer Inspector, which was wrecked on the coast of Morocco" (Cox). One of the most infamous incidents involving the enslavement of British seamen occurred in 1746 when the ship Inspector, was wrecked in Tangier Bay, "All eighty-seven survivors were taken into captivity … It was five long years before Troughton and his surviving comrades were brought back by the British Government" (Milton, White Gold p269). Troughton sets out to relate in detail, "not only an Account of the various Hardships which our now happy ransomed Slaves … were obliged to undergo under the tyrannical Treatment of their respective Task-Masters, or Overseers, but a succinct Account likewise of the Country in which they were taken Captives, and of the wild and extravagant Measures which are occasionally pursued by the Emperor of the Place, whose Will alone is his Law and whose Orders, however irrational, inhuman, or unaccountable they may be, must, on no Pretext whatever, be contested or disobeyed … flattering ourselves that a Narrative of such Variety of shocking Incidents, and unheard-of Cruelties, will of themselves by sufficiently amusing" (Author's Preface). So outlandish was his tale that Troughton went to great lengths construct an effective "strategy of authentication" (Colley, Captives p90). "He swore to the authenticity of his captivity narrative in front of its printer, and before the Lord Mayor of London himself, Sir Francis Cockayne. He even took twenty-one of his fellow sailors and former comrades in captivity along with him to the Mansion House to 'attest to the accuracy of his account.' Their combined testimonies, which bore the names of the seamen able to write and the marks of those who could not, were inserted as a preface to [the] published text, in a transparent attempt to reassure and convince readers before they embarked on it."

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        Essai de Physique; avec une Description de nouvelles sortes de Machines Pneumatiques, et un Recueil d'Expériences par Mr. J. V. M. Traduit du Hollandois par Mr. Pierre Massuet, Docteur en Médecine.

      A Leyden, chez Samuel Luchtmans, 1751. - 2 tomes à pagination continue, avec deux appendices à pagination séparée, en 2 volumes in-4. Portrait. XXIII. 1f. 534pp. 13 planches dépliantes hors-texte (numérotées 12, en raison de l'existence d'une planche V*). et 1f. pp. 535-882. 13ff. et 17 planches dépliantes + 60pp. et 4 planches dépliantes. + 8pp. Plein veau, dos à nerfs ornés, triples filets dorées encadrant les plats (quelques défauts aux coiffes supérieures, un mors fendu). Seconde Edition Française, traduite du hollandais, de l'un des principaux ouvrages du physicien Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692-1761) qui fut l'élève de s'Gravesande dont il reprit la chaire à l'Université de Leyde. Inventeur du premier condensateur électrique (la célèbre bouteille de Leyde), il fut également l'un des meilleurs propagateurs de la physique newtonienne. L'ouvrage contient des expériences sur la gravité, la mécanique, l'élasticité, l'hydraulique, l'électricité, etc. A la fin se trouve, avec une pagination séparée, la description des machines pneumatiques mises en vente par le frère de l'auteur, Jean van Musschenbroek, avec la description des expériences qu'elles permettaient de réaliser et leur catalogue. "One the best 18th-century introductions of Newtonian physics, this book is filled with interesting experiments and problems. The first part is devoted to general mechanics, hydrostatics, electricity, and magnetism, while the second part treats of optics, acoustics, comets, and winds. The preface quotes Desaguliers and Pemberton, and the work draws upon that of Huygens, Torricelli, Réaumur, Halley, and Boyle" (Bibliotheca Mechanica). L'ouvrage est illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur gravé par Houbraken d'après Quinkhard, et de 34 planches dépliantes hors-texte (dont la grande mappemonde magnétique de Halley, et 4 grandes planches représentant les machines pneumatiques de Jean van Musschenbroek, à la fin du volume). Très bon exemplaire. Bibliotheca Mechanica, 232. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Maendelijks musikaels tydverdrijf [1e, 3e, 5e-9e stukje]; bestaende in nieuwe Hollandsche canzonetten, of zang-liederen op d'Italiaensche trant in 't musiek gebragt; met een basso continuo, meede zeer bekwaem om op de clave-cimbael, viool, dwars-fluit, hoböe en andere instrumenten gespeelt te worden, gecomponeert door A: Mahaut, en in digtmaat door K: Elzevier. Eerste, derde, vijfde-negende stukje

      Amsterdam : Olofsen, [1751-52] - 7 Hefte. (2tes und 4tes Heft fehlen). In losen Lagen. Alle mit identischer Titelillustration. Alle Hefte oben mit Rostflecken durch ehemaligen Heftklammern. RISM M 149, Scheurleer (Liedboeken) I, S. 212. nl

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        Mémoire sur la nature et la cause des courans et la meilleure manière de les observer et des les déterminer (2 parties en un volume) Pièce qui a remporté le Prix double, proposé par l' Académie Royale des Sciences, pour les années 1749 & 1751

      s.d. s.l. s.éditeur - édition originale - 25,5 x 19,5 cm - 108 pgs - relié dans une couverture muette en papier marbré, en bas de la partie suppérieure de la couverture bande en papier rouge, l'intérieur est bien - rare OCLC 1 ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bilder-Sammlung, in welcher hundert gröstentheils in der Mark Brandenburg gebohrne, allerseits aber um dieselbe wohlverdiente Männer vorgestellet werden, mit beygefügter Erläuterung, in welcher Derselben mergwürdigste Lebens-Umstände und Schrifften erzehlet werden von George Gotfried Küster

      Bln., Vlg. des Buchladens bey der Real-Schule 1751.. 4°. 5 Bll., 204 [recte 206] (1) S., Mit 1 gest. Frontisp. u. 100 Portrait-Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Leicht berieb. Lipperh. Da 40 - Wichtiges ikonographisches Werk, zeigt Brustbilder v. Gelehrten, Wissenschaftern, Philosophen zumeist mit ihren Familenwappen.

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        Institutiones geometriae subterraneae. Editio altera ab auctore recognita.

      Wittemberg, G. H. Schwarz, 1751. - 88 SS. Mit vier gefalteten, gestochenen Tafeln. Zeitgenössischer, marmorierter Lederband mit Rückenschildchen und -vergoldung. Buntpapiervorsätze, Lesebändchen, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 4to. Zweite, vom Autor überarbeitete Ausgabe des ersten Kompendiums der bergmännischen Markscheidekunst. Die dritte, lateinische Ausgabe von 1754 wurde für "Landmarks of science" Serie mikroverfilmt (New York, Readex Microprint Corporation, 1972) und fand so in zahlreichen Bibliotheken Verbreitung. Erstmals 1765 unter dem Titel "Anleitung zur unterirdischen Mess- oder Markscheidekunst, aus der lateinisch-verbesserten Auflage in das Deutsche übersetzt v. Niklas Fuchsthaler". Zum Autor, dem an den Universitäten von Wittemberg und Basel tätigen Astronomen und Physiker (1692-1755) vgl. auch Houzeau-Lancaster 1225. - Nur zwei Exemplare der vorliegenden Ausgabe über OCLC nachweisbar (Harvard u. Lehigh Univ.), zuletzt 1983 auf einer deutschen Auktion. - Die Kupfertafeln mit Abbildung von geometrischen Instrumenten und deren Verwendung in den Minen unbedeutend wurmstichig, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. Poggendorf II, 1281. Dawson 7081.

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        [Opera] Cajus Suetonius Tranquillus, ex recensione Francisci Oudendorpii [Franciscus Oudendorp], qui variantes lectiones, suasque animadversiones adjecit; intermixtis J. G. Graevii [Johann Georg Graeve], et J. Gronovii [Jakob Gronovius], nec non ineditis Caroli Andrae Dukeri [Carolus Andreas Dukerus], adnotationibus

      Leiden, Luchtmans 1751. 22 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (44) Seiten (einschl. Kupfertitel), 1024, (36) Seiten mit Kupfertitel, gestochener Titelvignette, 1 Wappenkupfer im Text und 12 Kupferstafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Fileten, Rückenvergoldung, zeitgenöss. handschriftl. Rückentitel und goldgeprägten Wappen-Supralibros - Brunet V, 583 - Graesse VI, 523 - Schweiger, Klass. II, 980 - Erste Ausgabe dieser Edition mit den Kommentaren und Anmerkungen von Gronovius und Graevius. Gewidmet Wilhelm Carl Heinrich Friso (Prinz Wilhelm IV.) von Oranien, Erbstatthalter der Niederlande 1747 - 1751. Kupfer mit Münz-Porträts der Cäsaren von Julius Cäsar bis Domitian. Preisband der Stadt Hoorn (Noord-Holland) mit goldgeprägtem Wappen-Supralibros auf beiden Deckeln. Auf den Vorsätzen in zeitgenöss. Handschrift "Ausonius. De doudecim Caesaribus" und "Ausonii Tetrasticha de duodecim Caesaribus" - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        L'ELOGE DE LA FOLIE, TRADUIT DU LATIN...NOUVELLE EDITION REVÛE ET CORRIGÉE SUR LE TEXTE DE L'EDITION DE BASLE. ORNÉE DE NOUVELLES FIGURES. AVEC DES NOTES

      [Paris]. 1751.. [6],xxiv,222,[2]pp. Quarto. Full deep plum straight-grain morocco, elaborately stamped in blind, lettered and ruled in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, gilt borders on endsheets, a.e.g. Title in red and black. Frontis and fourteen engraved plates, engraved head- and tail-pieces. Extremities a bit worn, narrow scrapes at fore-tips of lower board, armorial bookplate on pastedown, slight offset from plates to facing pages; a very good copy. First edition of this translation, accompanied by notes by Meunier de Querlon. The frontis, plates, title- vignette and head- and tail-pieces are engraved by various hands after designs by Charles Eisen. This is a large-paper copy (23.8 x 17.4 cm), with the fourteen plates inlaid into larger sheets, and with the frontis framed and etched by P.F. Martenasie under the direction of "Mr. Le Bas." SALOMONS, pp.98-9. COHEN-DE RICCI (VI), pp.348-9.

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        TraitÈ Historique et Dogmatique Sur Les Apparitions, Les Visions & Les RÈvÈlations ParticuliËres. Avec Des Observations Du R.P. Dom Calmet, AbbÈ De SÈnones, Sur Les Apparitions & Les Revenans. Two volumes

      8vo. (6.5 x 4 inches). Two volumes. Volume 1: pp.xliii, 408. Volume 2: pp.vii, 448. Original full calf, rubbed to edges, very dry and rubbed to spine and outer joints. Title in gilt to red morocco label, one label trifle lifting. All edges red. Old armorial library bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes. Dealer's notes in pencil to front free endpaper of Volume 1, stating that 'pp.361 & 363 of vol.2 [have been] mended'. Browning and light spotting to prelims and extrems. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set, complete in two volumes. Text in French. Binding sound, but obviously these books would benefit from restoration. Uncommon. First edition.

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        Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: or, an Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage. Designed to introduce a new method of culture; wherein the produce of land will be increased, and the usual expence lessened. Together with accurate descriptions and cuts of the instruments employed in it. The third edition, very carefully corrected

      London: Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Catharine-street in the Strand, 1751. Octavo, xvi + 432 pages. Seven folding engraved plates. Complete. The third edition of Tull's agricultural classic, in which he introduced the seed drill. The drill, as well as various horse-drawn hoes and plows are illustrated in the plates. Tull was an early English proponent of the scientific advancement of agriculture, and helped bring about the British Agricultural Revolution. One plate with two-inch archival repair to a tear. Rebound handsomely in paneled, full calf, with gilt spine ruling and red morocco label. [Fussel, More Old English Farming Books].

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        Moralske Fabler. Med hosføyede Forklaringer Til Hver Fabel.

      Kiøbenhavn: Trykt paa Autors egen Bekostning 1751. (10) + 258 s. Velholdt eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet i samtidigt helskind med rig rygforgyldning. Et par sider nænsomt repareret i margin s. 44-45. Nyere titelfelt i gammel stil påsat.. Bogen indeholder en gengivelse af en række klassiske fabler og adskillige småstykker.EM I, 466, Johansen 31

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        THE ANATOMY OF A PYGMY, compared with that of a monkey, an ape, and a man. With an essay concerning the pygmies, &c. of the antients

      London, T. Osborne. 1751.. Wherein it will appear that they are all either apes or monkies, and not men, as formerly pretended. To which is added, The anatomy and description of a rattlesnake : Also of the musk-hog. With a discourse upon the jointed and round-worm. And two letters concerning a monstrous birth, and preternatural conception : With Reflections thereon. SECOND EDITION, WITH EXTRA WORKS, 1751, ex library copy (Birmingham Medical Institute) with small pale stamps to title page and plates. 4to, approximately 270 x 220 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, 16 engraved plates, part folding, pages: [16], 108, [2], 58, 78, the prelims include imprimatur leaf, blank leaf and the final advert leaf which has been misplaced and inserted in the Preface, attractively rebound in full modern calf, contrasting red and green gilt lettered labels, extra gilt spine between raised bands, blind and gilt decoration to covers, new marbled endpapers. The first 8 folding plates (Anatomy of a Pygmy) have repairs to folds, 2 with tiny loss to image, 2 plates have brown stain to inner margins not affecting the image, edges of plates dusty, the plates to the other works are without repairs and in good order. Title page foxed, foxing and pale age-browning throughout, paper fault has affected 1 word but the meaning is easily understood and the word has been added in the margin in pencil, 1 plate just slightly protruding from text block, other occasional small faults of no consequence, otherwise a good copy. First published in 1699 with the title: Orang-Outang, Sive Homo Sylvestris: or, the Anatomy of a Pygmie. See: A Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine, page 462. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A LETTER TO THE REVEREND MR. DOUGLAS, OCCASIONED BY HIS VINDICATION OF MILTON. TO WHICH ARE SUBJOIN'D SEVERAL CURIOUS ORIGINAL LETTERS FROM THE AUTHORS OF THE UNIVERSAL HISTORY, MR. AINSWORTH, MR. MACLAURIN, &C

      London: Printed for W. Owen, 1751.. 24pp. Quarto. Unlettered red linen. Small marginal spot to four leaves, title and verso of terminal leaf a bit tanned, soft crease to upper corner, old pencil notations in upper margin of title, but a good to very good copy. First edition. When John Douglas effectively destroyed Lauder's attempts to prove Milton a wholesale plagiarist, Samuel Johnson, who had contributed a preface and postscript to Lauder's AN ESSAY ON MILTON'S USE AND IMITATION OF THE MODERNS...(1750), dictated and compelled him to publish the confession which introduces this work. The remainder of the text includes examples of his interpolations, and some half-hearted explanations and equivocations, as well as some testimonials to Lauder's character which demonstrate by their inclusion that he was, in the main, unrepentant. Although well- represented institutionally in the ESTC, a scarce book in commerce of late. COURTNEY & SMITH, p.37. CHAPMAN & HAZEN, p.135. ROTHSCHILD 1312. FLEEMAN 51.1LLD ESTC T38357.

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        The Faerie Queen

      London: printed for J. Brindley and S. Wright,, 1751. With an exact Collation of the two original editions published by himself at London in quarto; the former containing the first three books printed in 1590, and the latter the six books in 1596. To which are now added, a new Life of the Author, and also Glossary. Adorned with thirty-two Copper-Plates, from the Original Drawings of the late W. Kent, esq; architect and principal Painter to his Majesty. 3 volumes, quarto (289 × 228 mm). Lavishly bound in contemporary full vellum, spines in compartments each with the "J.P." monogram and crown gilt and elaborate gilt rolls and tooling, titles direct in manuscript, sides bordered with geometric gilt rolls, monogram gilt to corners and centre with a ring of gilt-tooled cherubs and stars around the central monogram, marbled edges. 32 copper engraved illustrated folding plates after drawings by W. Kent. Vellum somewhat soiled and scratched but still attractive, spines and corners a little rubbed, front joints of volumes 1 and 3 starting but holding fine; occasional mild spotting, tanning or cockling to leaves and some plates, but overall a very good set. First complete and first illustrated edition, including Thomas Birch's Life; Spenser's letter to Walter Raleigh; commendatory verses; numerous dedicatory verses by Spenser; an exact collation of the two original editions of 1590 and 1596 which combine to give the first complete text in one edition including the fragment of Book VII; a glossary; and 32 engraved plates after drawings by the painter, architect, and garden-designer William Kent (c.1686-1748), which constitute the first comprehensive illustrations to the poem. This luxuriously bound copy is from the library (with his armorial bookplate to the rear of each volume) of sometime prime minister William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, later Marquis of Lansdowne (1737-1805). Volume one also bears the ownership inscription of a later owner, Emily C. Townshend, who has written out some biographical notes on Shelburne to the front pastedown; she is possibly Emily Townshend née Paget (1810–1893), daughter-in-law of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733–1800), himself a leading member of Shelburne's government. The binding itself, with the "J.P." monogram, was made for the library of Shelburne's father, the Irish peer, politician and Kerry landowner John Fitzmaurice (1706–1761), who changed his name to Petty in a bid for English respectability on the inheritance of estates at High Wycombe in 1751 (the date of this book's publication), which carried with them electoral influence over a seat in British parliament.

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        Thorp Cloud &c. This Pyramidal Mountain is in Derbyshire, the River Dove washes its foot; the front (where the View was taken) is in Staffordshire at the bottom of the Gradens of Geo. Port, of Ilam Esq

      Published by Thomas Smith, 1751. Engraving with beautiful hand-colouring. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of two skillfully mended tears on the bottom margin, and four skillfully mended tears on the top margin. Corners on left margin have been folded. Image size: 14 x 20 5/8 inches. 15 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches. 16 x 22 3/8 inches. A picturesque view of Thorp Cloud mountain in Derbyshire by the celebrated landscape artist Smith of Derby. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints. One of the earliest and most influential landscape artists of this trend was Thomas Smith ( d. 1767) who came to be known as "Smith of Derby". Smith traveled the north of England painting famous houses and beautiful views. He was one of the first artists to depict wild landscape scenes, which became immensely fashionable with the development of the "picturesque landscape" towards the end of the century. Smith's paintings not only captured the English countryside at the onset of the Industrial Revolution, but also recorded the activities of visiting tourists and local inhabitants. These works capture a period in England's history, which was forever changed by the wheels of progress. Before the mills and the factories came to dominate the landscape of northern England Smith depicted its wild beauty and breathtaking scenery.. Clayton The English Print 1688-1802 page 155-157

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        Allgemeine Geschichte der Handlung und Schiffahrt, der Manufacturen und Künste, des Finanz- und Cameralwesens, zu allen Zeiten und bey allen Völkern

      Breslau, Korn 1751 -1754. 26 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (6), 650 (irrig 654); (4) S., S. 655-1082. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel - Holzm. / Boh. Anonym VI, 5303 - Humpert 3609, 5135 - Goldsmiths-Kress no. 8597.5 - Nach Kulturräumen und Ländern gegliedert, bietet die weltumspannende historische Untersuchung eine Entwicklungsgeschichte früher Handelsformen und -beziehungen bei Ägyptern, Phöniziern, Persern, Arabern, Indern und v. a., in den Ländern Europas zur Zeit des Römischen Reiches von Griechenland, Italien, der iberischen Halbinsel, Germanien und Gallien bis nach Großbritannien und Skandinavien. Am Ende Ausführungen über den Seehandel Genuas und Venedigs sowie zur deutschen Handelsgeschichte im 15. Jahrhundert. Das schöne - von Johann David Schleuen gestochene - Frontispiz zeigt eine ideale Weltlandschaft, in der die verschiedenen Kulturkreise und ihre Handelsbeziehungen versinnbildlicht sind. In Teil 1 Seiten 45-48 in der Paginierung übersprungen. Gutes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar -

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        The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt. Political, Commercial, and Philosophical; Together with his Letters and Poems... to Which is Prefix’d a New Account of his Life

      Lon., 1751.. b/w frontispieces. In the 130-odd years that elapsed between Raleigh’s execution and this publication, the first collection of his works, Raleigh’s reputation had risen considerably. This edition features a laudatory biography, “Orders to Commanders of the Fleet” from his second Eldorado expedition, discourses on the wars with Spain and the Netherlands, “A Discourse of the Invention of Ships, Compass, Anchors, &c.” “Observations Concerning the Royal Navy,” “Voyage for the Discovery of Guiana” and two other essays concerning that voyage, as well as poems, letters and essays on other subjects. Two volumes bound in attractive 19th century full polished calf with gilt spine decorations and labels.

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        Der dänische Avanturier, oder des Herrn von R. eines gebohrnen Dänen und Verwandten des berühmten Engelländers Robinson Crusoe wunderbare Begebenheiten und Reisen nach Frankreich, Ost- und Westindien und in die Südssee, größtentheils von ihm selbst in dänischer Sprache beschrieben, nach seinem Tode aber ins Deutsche übersetzet und herausgegeben

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1751 - 1752.. 2 Bände. 4 Bll., 552 S.; 4 Bll.,424 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Ullrich 236, 28; Goed. III, 264, 50; Hayn-Got. I, 151. - Seltene erste Ausgabe! - Gelenke angeplatzt, Fehlstellen am Rücken fachmännisch ergänzt, berieben, Kanten und Ecken bestoßen. Titelblätter mit kleinen Fehlstellen aufgezogen und fleckig, gebräunt, fingerfleckig und gebraucht.

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        The Memoirs of the Duke of Sully

      London - R. Dodsley, 1751 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Two volumes bound in leather with gilt titles to the spines. Scarce first edition. Maximilien de Bthune, Duke of Sully (1560 1641) was the doughty soldier, French minister, staunch Huguenot and faithful right-hand man who assisted Henry IV of France in the rule of France. Sully left a collection of memoirs written in the second person very valuable for the history of the time and as an autobiography, in spite of the fact that they contain many fictions, such as a mission undertaken by Sully to Queen Elizabeth in 1601. Perhaps among his most famous works was the idea of a Europe composed of 15 roughly equal States, under the direction of a Very Christian Council of Europe, charged with resolving differences and disposing of a common army. This famous Grand Design, a Utopian plan for a Christian republic, is often cited as one of the first grand plans and ancestors for the European Union. Two folio volumes of the memoirs were splendidly printed, nominally at Amsterdam, but really under Sully's own eye, at his chateau in 1638. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm, although the outer hinges are starting on Volume I. There is some wear to the extremities including rubbing and fire damage to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional spot. There are some tears to the edges of about 20 pages in Volume I, however this does not affect the text. Overall the volumes are in good only condition..

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        MÉMOIRES HISTORIQUES [SUR LES MISSIONS], [ENCADERNAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA.]

      - APOLOGÉTIQUES, &c. PRÉSENTÈS EN 1751. AU SOVERAIN PONTIFE BENOIT XIV. Sur les Missions de la Societé de Jésus aux Indes & a la Chine, où l’on voi le Commerce immense, & les fausses Rélations de leurs Missionaires, les persécutions qu’ils ont faites aux Envoyés du Siege Apostolique, & aux Fidéles Ministre de l’Évangile, leur opiniâtreté à pratiquer les Rits Idolâtres & Superstitieux, anathématisés par plusieurs Papes, & nouvellement par deux éclatantes Bulles, [etc]. Par le R. P. Norbert Capucin de Lorraine, Missionaire Apostolique de ces Pays-lá, & Procureur Général en Cour de Rome, de ces mêmes Missions. Ouvrage composé en François, & traduit en Italien. A LONDRES: Chez les Libraires François [Paul Vaillant, François Changuion, and Guillaume Meyer], MDCCLI. [1751]. 3 volumes. In 4º (de 21x17 cm) com XL, 456; 542, XVI; e XXIV, 687 pags. Encadernações artísticas da época inteiras de marroquin vermelho com rótulos verdes, nervos, finos ferros rolados a ouro nas lombadas e nas cercaduras das pastas. Cortes dourados por folhas. Ilustrado com 7 gravuras em extra-texto e 1 mapa desdobrável, conforme seguinte colação: No 1º volume: - 1ª gravura no frontispício com alegoria do Papa emitindo Bulas e flagelando os ímpios e gentios com o fogo divino; 2ª gravura entre pags. 104-105, com retrato do Cardinal de Tournon, Légat aux Indes et a la Chine en 1702, décédé en 1710: dans da prison à Macao'; e mapa desdobrável de 'Cotes de Malabar et de Coromandel' apresentando o interior do subcontinente indiano e o norte da ilha do Ceilão. No 2º volume: 1ª gravura com o deus Brama e 2ª gravura com o deus Isuren, ambas precedendo o texto; 3ª gravura entre as pags. 400-401 com retrato de corpo inteiro de 'Missionnaire de la Conpagnie de Jesus aux Indes; 4º gravura entre as pags. 418-419 com 'Veritable Portrait du Père Robert Nobili de la Marche d'Ancone Missionaire de la Société dans le Maduré mort à Méliapur en 1656: âge de 80 ans'. No 3º volume: gravura do deus Vishna, precedendo a folha de rosto (anterrosto). Exemplar com (aparente) falta das folhas de rosto do 1º e do 2º volumes e levemente aparado com ligeira perda de texto no pé da obra. Apesar do exemplar não apresentar folhas de rostos no 1º e 2º volumes, no restante parece estar de acordo com outros exemplares colacionados. Obra com texto bilingue confrontado em Latim e Francês, encontrando-se a cronologia com apontamentos em marginália resumindo o pleito entre Jesuítas e Capuchinhos desde a morte de São Francisco Xavier até á data da publicação desta obra. Pierre Norbert (1697-1769), pseudónimo para Pierre Parisot, cura Parisot, Norbert de Bar-le-Duc, Norbert de Lorraine, ou Abbé Platel, foi monge Capuchinho (1716) e padre (1729), enviado ao Malabar e mais tarde para Pondicherry em 1736. Depois de ser nomeado Procurador da Missão Francesa durante três anos, entrou em conflito com os Jesuítas sobre a questão dos ritos religiosos do Malabar. Esta obra é um relato muito detalhado da missão jesuíta no Malabar entre 1606 e 1744. O autor critica a conduta e as acções dos jesuítas por toda parte. Inclui muita informação sobre o povo indiano, seus costumes, etc. Descreve os procedimentos dos jesuítas na Missão de Malabar, onde 'autorizaram a mais blasfema mistura dos ritos' cristãos e pagãos. Obra rara contendo um violento ataque aos Jesuítas e especialmente suas às actividades missionárias. Os dois primeiros volumes tratam exclusivamente da Missão Jesuíta no Malabar. O volume terceiro expõe a animosidade entre os Jesuítas e os Capuchinhos, descreve a ''rebelião'' dos Jesuítas contra o Papa Bento XIV. O autor termina seu trabalho com o desejo de que uma bula papal possa abolir os Jesuítas. Em 1773, o seu desejo foi cumprido e este livro certamente desempenhou um papel importante. [FR] Titre unifié de la prémière édition: 'Mémoires historiques presentés au Souverain Pontife Benoit XIV, sur les missions des Indes Orientales. Ouvrage Qui contient une suite complette des Constitutions, Brefs et autres

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        Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World In Four Parts By Lemuel Gulliver First a Surgeon, and than a Captain of Several Ships

      Fifth Edition by Charles Bathurst, London: 1751. A contemporary binding which is in good condition in full brown leather (calf) with five raised bands on the spine and with "I3" in gilt in one of the compartments and with gilt borders on the boards. A 16mo mesauring 6 1/2" by 4" with the front and rear joints worn and starting, but the hinges remain tight and strong. The first free end page has been cut leaving about a fourth of its original size. There is a dated "12 May 1814" prior owner's name on the second free end page, and an early ink inscription on the rear free end page. 296 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of "Dr. Swift" (which has been pinned to the first free end page) and six map plates.

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        [He Kaine Diatheke]. Novum testamentum graecum editionis receptae cum lectionibus variantibus codicum MSS., editionum aliarum, versionum et patrum

      Amstelaedami: Ex officina Dommeriana, 1751–52. Folio (33 cm, 12.0"). 2 vols. I: [8], 966, [6] pp.; 1 plt. II: 920, [5], 28, X pp. First edition of Wettstein's great accomplishment: a groundbreaking critical edition of the Greek New Testament, here preceded by an expanded and corrected version of his previously published Prolegomena and followed by his edition of the Syriac text of the epistles of St. Clement I, the latter with Latin translation. Wettstein (or Wetsten), a scholar and member of a prominent Amsterdam family of printers, was accused, long before the work was actually published, of preparing an edition with Arian and Socinian heretical leanings; he spent much of the rest of his career attempting to clear himself of suspicion. He was the most prolific New Testament scholar of his day, and his system of identifying early manuscripts is the one still in use in critical editions — most of his proposed emendations have been confirmed by more recent scholarship. The title-pages here are printed in black and red, with copper-engraved vignettes done by Pieter Tanjé after Louis Fabricius Dubourg, the first contrasting the light of the Torah with the darkness of paganism, and the second portraying two classical figures, one gesturing towards a scene of destruction by flame and one towards lightning striking temples and statuary. Wood-engraved head- and tailpieces and occasional decorative capitals enhance the text throughout, and the first volume includes a useful copper-engraved plate showing the variant forms of Greek letters as found in the manuscript codices. The paper bears a "Maid of Dort" Pro Patria watermark, nicely executed, with a B beneath the design. Darlow & Moule 4753; Dibdin, Greek and Latin Classics, I, pp. 154–56; Copinger, Bible and its Transmission, oo, 161 & 165–66. Contemporary vellum, covers framed and panelled in blind with blind-tooled central medallion and corner fleurons, spines with neatly inked titles; vellum dust-soiled, front joints open, spines with paper shelving labels at heads and with vellum cracked/chipping, pulling away from spine. Front pastedowns each with 19th-century institutional bookplate and with inked and pencilled annotations; small inked numeral to lower margin of each first text page; half-titles, title-pages, plates, and several other pages bearing old-fashioned oval rubber-stamps. Mild to moderate foxing; a few lower corners creased and title-page of vol. II with lower outer corner torn away. Occasional early inked corrections in vol. I. => A solid, very usable copy of an important, imposing Greek N.T.

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        MONUMENTO SACRO DA FABRICA, E SOLEMNISSIMA SAGRAÇAÕ Da Santa Basílica do Real Convento, que junto á Villa de MAFRA.

      - dedicou a N: SENHORA, e SANTO ANTONIO A Magestade Augusta do Maximo Rey D. JOAÕ V. ESCRITO POR Fr. JOAÕ DE S. JOSEPH DO PRADO, Religioso da Província da Arrábida, e primeiro Mestre das Cerimonias da dita Basílica. LISBOA. Na Officina de MIGUEL RODRIGUES, Impressor do Eminent. Senhor Card. Patriarca. M. DCC. LI. (1751). In fólio de 31x21 cm. Com [xxiv], 152 pags. Encadernação da época em inteira de pele, um pouco cansada. Ilustrado com 3 gravuras desdobráveis, executadas por Labouteux, contendo as plantas e os alçados da arquitetura do Convento de Mafra. O texto contém no início duas vinhetas decorativas gravadas, uma assinada por Le Bouteux, a outra por Debrie, e duas belas vinhetas também executadas por Debrie, em 1735 e 1740, representando o rei de Portugal, D. José I e o seu escudo real. Obra de grande aparato gráfico, única no seu género entre nós, descreve a faustosa inauguração, a arquitetura e o funcionamento eclesiástico do majestoso convento de Mafra. Hoje monumento nacional, foi mandado edificar por D. João V, na época auria da exploração portuguesa dos recursos minerais do Brasil colonial. Este magnífico monumento destacasse sobretudo pelo seu enorme tamanho, a preciosa biblioteca e seu conjunto único de carrilhões. Inocêncio III, 391: "FR. JOÃO DE S. JOSEPH DO PRADO, Franciscano da província da Arrábida, cujo instituto professou no convento de Alferrara a 19 de Março de 1706. Foi Mestre de Cerimónias no real convento de Santo António de Mafra. Sabe-se que nascera em Lisboa, porém ignoro ainda as datas do seu nascimento e morte. Monumento Sacro com três estampas, sendo uma destas descritiva da fachada ou frontispício do convento. Para corrigir algumas faltas, e adicionar varias noticias, que o autor omitiu n'esta obra, consulte-se o tomo VIII do Gabinete Histórico de Fr. Cláudio da Conceição. É de todas as do autor a que ainda hoje se procura pela curiosidade do assunto, e creio que os exemplares bem tratados têm chegado ao preço de 960 réis." [EN] Contemporary binding. Illustrated with 3 folding plans of the Monastery of Mafra in Portugal. 2 engraved vignettes by Debrie (1735 e 1740) with the portrait of King Joseph I. Work commemorating and giving the account of the Grand Opening of the Monastery of Mafra. Location/localizacao: raros

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        Ex recensione Francisci Oudendorpii, qui variantes lectiones, suasque animadversiones adjecit, intermixtis J. G. Graevii, et J. Gronovii, nec non ineditis Caroli Adreae Dukeri

      Renouard´s copy, bound by Bisiaux. 1751. Leyden. Samuel Luchtman. Two volumes in 8vo (211 mm x 123 mm). 1 vellum + 1 [blank] + 21 ff + 557 + 1 vellum + 1 [blank]; 1 ff + 561-1024 + 18 + 1 vellum + 16 plates. Truly gorgeous olive green morocco by Bisiaux with his ticket, boards heavily gilt with outer narrow interlacing gilt, double gilt fillets framing a wider interlacing tooling, inner frame with pointille facing inwards and corner pieces, spines flat lavishly tooled in gilt forming compartments, edges gilt, inner dentelle heavily gilt; pasteboards in gilt-tooled brown morocco and silk linings, a little rubbed, first volume with head of spine presenting small loss, gently rubbed on hinges and corners, else fine and remarkably well preserved. Soiling and browning to a few pages, mainly to plates, else fine. Important edition of Suetonius´s works on the lives of the Ceasar´s. Carefully produced edition, heavily annotated and illustrated with two frontispieces, twelve plates with the portraits and medals of the Caesars and two additional engraved medallion-portraits of Julius Caesar and Horatius. A most desirable copy, bound by Bisiaux in a lavishly tooled olive green morocco, with vellum endpapers. Provenance, from the library of the celebrated bibliophile Renouard (N° 1735); library of John Delaware Lewis, with ex libris on front pastedown; library of Geoffrey D. Hobson, large ex libris on both volumes. Brunet V, 583 (?Trés recommendable?). Dibdin II, 443.

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        The theory and practice of commerce and maritime affairs / Written originally in Spanish, by Don Geronymo de Uztariz, Knight of the Order of St. Jago, Member of his Catholick Majesty's Privy Council, of the Royal Board of Trade and the Mint ... and his Majesty's Secretary in the Council and Chamber of the Indies. Translated from the original, by John Kippax, B.D. Fellow of Clare-hall, and Master of the Academy in Little Tower-street. In two volumes

      London : Printed for J. & J. Rivington, in St. Paul's Church-yard; and J. Crofts, bookseller in Bristol., MDCCLI. [1751.], 1751. 1st Edition. Physical description 2 v. ; 8vo. Notes; includes index. Translation of: Theorica y practica de comercio y de marina. Subject; Taxation - Spain. Spain - Commerce. Spain - Commercial policy. Spain - Colonies - Administration. Other names Kippax, John. Related item referenced by: ESTC, T138240. Language English. Terminal leaf of v.1 torn with insubstantial loss. Scattered marginal foxing. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An uncommonly good set - additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        España Sagrada, VI. De la Santa Iglesia de Toledo en quanto Metropolitana. Añadense algunos apendices de documentos hasta hoy no publicados; ilustrando el Chronicon del Biclarense con los de San Isidoro, y respondiendo en el Prologo a un moderno estrangero [Mamachi] sobre la Venida de Santiago.

      Madrid, por Antonio Marín, 1751. - 4to.; 32 hs., 578 pp. Primera edición. Encuadernación piel marbreada, de la época, con lomera ornada.

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        Lincoln's-Inn Chappel, Being Erected at the Expence of the Hon.ble

      1751. [Engraving]. [Inns of Court]. Vertue, George [1684-1756], Engraver. Lincoln's-Inn Chappel, Being Erected at the Expence of the Hon.ble Gentlemen of this Inn by a Plan of Mr. Inigo Jones, 1751. 9-1/2" x 15-1/2" copperplate engraving, handsomely matted and glazed, margins trimmed closely, image mounted on board. Negligible light toning to margins, negligible horizontal fold line, tiny fold line to lower right-hand corner, image fresh. * This engraving depicts the ambulatory and stairs of the chapel. The left side has a large cartouche describing the chapel and its history. Vertue was an English engraver and antiquarian. His notebooks are a valuable source for students of English art of the first half of the eighteenth century. They were the basis of Horace Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting in England (1761-1771). Sir John Soane's Museum Concise Catalogue of Drawings (online version), Drawer 59, Set 1.

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        The Grounds and Rudiments of Law and Equity Alphabetically Digested

      1751. A Maxim-Based Synopsis of English Law [A Gentleman of the Middle Temple]. The Grounds and Rudiments of Law and Equity, Alphabetically Digested: Containing a Collection of Rules or Maxims, With the Doctrine Upon Them, Illustrated by Various Cases Extracted from the Books and Records, to Evince that These Principles Have Been the Foundation Upon Which the Judges and Sages of the Law Have Built Their Solemn Resolutions and Determinations. The Whole Designed to Reduce the Knowledge of the Laws of England to a more Regular Science, And to Form Them Into a Proper Digest for the Service of the Nobility, Clergy, Gentlemen in the Commission of the Peace, and Private Gentlemen, As Well as the Professors and Students of the Law. With Three Tables. First, Of the Rudiments and Grounds. Second, Of the new Cases. Third, of Principal Matters. London: T. Osborne, 1751. [i], [xxxii], 372, [16] pp. Publisher advertisement precedes title page. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, corners and hinges mended. Some rubbing, scuffing and light gatoring to boards. Early armorial bookplate (of William Milbourne, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn) to front pastedown. Toning, some offsetting and edgewear to endleaves, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. An appealing copy. * Second edition. First published in 1749, this fascinating textbook for laymen and law students is a fine example of the maxim-based pedagogy represented by such authors as Bacon, Noy, Wingate and Broome. Grounds and Rudiments contains 526 alphabetically arranged maxims, rules, principles and quotations accompanied by comments and illustrations. It also includes short essays on law in general, the sources of law, the nature of equity and the pedagogical value of maxims. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:243 (6).

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        An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals

      London: Printed for A. Millar... 1751 First edition, first issue, with L3 in the uncancelled state. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. . Twelvemo. Small corner of title cut away, some slight browning, but a very good copy. Engraved bookplate of the Surtees Library, Taunton Castle, with withdrawal stamp. "In my opinion (who ought not to judge on that subject) it is of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary, incomparably the best: it came unnoticed and unobserved into this world", wrote Hume in his Autobiography. It is recasting, in a more elegant form, of the ideas in Book III of the Treatise, designed again to reach a wider audience and it met with much success and was to form part of the Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, (1753-1756) which went through nine editions in Hume's lifetime and many thereafter.

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        CAPTAIN WILLIAM COATS'S REMARKS IN MANY VOYAGES TO HUDSONS BAY [manuscript title]

      [England. ca. 1751?].. [137]pp. Folio. Contemporary vellum. Light foxing and toning. Some minor scattered soiling. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt extra. This manuscript is a remarkable compilation of Captain William Coats' many explorations and travels in Hudson Bay over a quarter of a century, describing annual voyages every summer between 1727 and 1751. Coats' legacy is commemorated by a sizable island named for him at the entrance to the Bay (thought to have been the last outpost of the Dorset Eskimo people). Except for 1749, when he accompanied Thomas Mitchell on a Company exploring expedition, he commanded one of the three supply ships that the Hudson's Bay Company sent out each season to Churchill, Albany, and York Factory. This manuscript is one of the most extensive narratives of high Arctic travel and exploration from the first half of the 18th century to survive, and is crucial to the contemporary questions regarding whether or not Hudson Bay had a western outlet into a northwest passage. On his first voyage, while conveying Thomas Maclish to York Factory as the new governor of Hudson Bay, Coats lost his ship off Cape Farewell. Everyone was saved into the Hannah, one of the consorts, commanded by Charles Middleton. For the next thirteen seasons Coats, Middleton, and George Spurrell were the supply ship commanders, but in 1741, Middleton was engaged by the Admiralty, at the urgings of Arthur Dobbs, to search for a northwest passage in H.M.S. Furnace. To Dobbs' frustration, Middleton only discovered Wager Bay; a written war ensued in the form of a pamphlet exchange, for which Middleton is best remembered today. The argument between the two men is referred to by Coats at the commencement of the manuscript, in which he appears to side firmly with Middleton: "What Mr. Dobbs has thought fitt to call a description of Hudsons bay, is so erroneous so superficial and so trifling in almost every circumstance. So contrary to the experience and concurrent testimony...that when it first Appeared it was matter of astonishment, to all those who be supposed to be competent Judges." Coats refers to the claims and counterclaims of Middleton and Dobbs, regarding the fall of tides in Hudson Bay, in the body of the manuscript. In 1749, Coats was excused from the supply voyage, and was asked instead to accompany Thomas Mitchell, who was to continue his previous exploring expedition, now under the auspices of the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1744 the expedition had been sent to examine the Eastmain, or eastern coast of Hudson Bay. The 1749 expedition found the coast just as intimidating as its predecessor had, but nonetheless charted the Richmond Gulf and the coast between Cape Digges and Little Whale River. The Eastmain is described in the manuscript from observations in 1749. The manuscript, addressed to Coats' son, was drawn up after the 1750 voyage, which is the last voyage referred to. The majority of the text (and all of the Appendage where the references give the year of the journal from which they were extracted) contains sailing directions, latitude and longitude, and description of the important landfalls and many capes, bays, and islands from Cape Resolution into Hudson Bay, together with information on ice (especially its avoidance) and tides. In addition there is information on the differences between the various tribes of Indians and Inuit groups encountered by Coats, and knowledge of the hinterland of Hudson Bay including conjectural conclusions (e.g. that a large lake or sea named "Winipeggon" was said to lay to the west of Churchill, and that this could explain the extraordinary tides on the west coast of Hudson Bay, and the belief that this [Lake Winnipeg] connected with the Bay). Apart from the geography of the Bay, Coats provides descriptions of the natives, including detailed accounts of their clothing and demeanor. He even notes that the features of the Eskimos are similar to that of the Chinese: "I have often thought this people are of the lineage of the Chinease, in the many features I think I see in them, their bloated, flatt faces, little eyes, black hair, little hands & feet." Coats describes artifacts of the culture: canoes, toys, hunting implements, music, and costume; he writes about diet, means of hunting, and their lack of Christian religion. On the latter topic he writes: "That they are idoliters I am perswaided for I have had a bone Deity which they seldom are without in their canoes. The rising sun summons all on their knees, [at which point] you hear such a contrast of vocal musick...with such energy and noble contempt as lift these people in idea above the common level of all mankind, and I dare say they think themselves the favorite people of God, and look on us with more compassion and contempt than we do them." He makes similar observations about the natives at other points in the text. This remarkable manuscript came into the hands of celebrated Arctic explorer Sir Edward Parry, who passed it to Francis Beaufort, who in turn passed it to the fledgling Hakluyt Society in the person of John Barrow Jr. (1808-98), a founding member of the Society, Keeper of the Records at the Admiralty, and member of the Arctic Council dedicated to solving the mystery of Sir John Franklin. Barrow edited the manuscript as the eleventh volume of the Hakluyt Society's First Series under the manuscript's subtitle: THE GEOGRAPHY OF HUDSON'S BAY (1852). To this was added an appendix containing extracts from the log of Capt. Middleton on his voyage for the discovery of the North-West Passage in 1741-42. Not all of the manuscript was published. The text that Barrow chose to edit out is lightly marked in pencil, consisting primarily of nautical observations along the British coast. A major manuscript account of Arctic exploration in the first half of the 18th century, by a man who probably made more Arctic voyages in the period than any other sailor.

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        Konung Erics den XIV:des historia, som förtäljer dess merckwerdiga handlingar, men i synnerhet de emot Sweriges då warande fiender förda krig, sammanskrefwen af framledne ståthållaren och kammar-rådet Eric Jöransson Tegel, til Hufvedstad, Ericstad och Grundwik, men nu först af dess handskrift i allment tryck, jemte anmerkningar och et fullkomligit register, utgifwen af Anders Anton von Stiernman.

      Stockholm, Lorentz Ludw. Grefing, 1751. 4:o. (36),+ 336,+ (52) s.+ 2 utvikbara grav. porträtt. Enstaka fläckar och liten fuktrand i övre marginal mot slutet. Porträtten lösa. Nött samtida skinnband, blindpressad rygg, något trasig i främre nedre fals. Frampärmen med runt spår av kaffepanna. Titelbladet med And Smedborgs med bläck överstrukna namnteckning. Warmholtz 3147. Stiernmans utgåva av Tegels historia om Erik XIV är en av hans mer ovanliga böcker. Warmholtz hade inga höga tankar om boken i sig, men berömmer Stiernmans förord och anmärkningar

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        LINNÉ, CARL von.

      Philosophia botanica in qua explicantur fundamenta botanica cum definitionibus partium, exemplis terminorum, observationibus rariorum, adjectis figuris æneis. Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1751. 8:o. (6),362 s. & 9 grav. plr. Med två träsnittsillustrationer i texten numrerade som plansch X och XI. Tämligen nött hfrbd från början av 1800-talet med guldornerad rygg i form av en blomranka, brun titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Försättsbladet urrivet. En bortklippt namnteckning i nedre marginalen på titelbladet. Lite småfläckig på sina håll, t.ex. på s. 146-54 och avtryck av växtdelar, vilka tidigare legat på tork, på s. 96-99 och 297-98. Blåfläckig i inre marginalen på s. 180-81. Senare styva förstärkningar i inre marginalen på s. 354-55. Utan porträttet. Med G. E. Bothéns och Harald Hisings namnteckningar, den senare daterad 1904.. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 437. Krok Svensk botanisk litteratur 138. Utgiven av G. Kiesewetter. Porträttet av Linné var uppenbarligen bara bifogat en del av upplagan. "Philosophia botanica", vars manuskript hade nedtecknats av Pehr Löfling, är en väsentligt omarbetad utvidgning av 1736 års "Fundamenta botanica". Den är uppställd i 365 paragrafer eller aforismer som sedan utvecklas i förklarande texter. Linné uppställer här regler för en botanisk teori och fortsätter att vidareutveckla sin namngivning av släkter och arter. "Philosophia botanica" innehåller även ett "Horologium floræ", ett blomsterur, d.v.s. en sammanställning av de tidpunkter på dygnet när respektive växt öppnar och sluter sig. Detta avsnitt var tänkt att utvidgas och tryckas separat. Bland de läsare som tog intryck av "Philosophia botanica" märks både Rousseau och Goethe. Bandet är av allt att döma bundet i Lund

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        Naturens og Folke-Rettens Kundskab, Bygget paa de fornemste Juristers Principiis, Illustrered med Exempler af de Nordiske Historier, Og Conferered med disse Rigers, saa vel gamle som nye Love, Femte Edition

      Forøget med adskillige nye Exempler og mange rare og curieuse Spørsmaal, og et tilstrækkelig Register. Første Part (+ Anden Part). Kiøbenhavn, 1751. Trykt med Autors retmessige Afstaaelse, i de Berlingske Arvingers Bogtrykkerie, ved L.H. Lillie. 8vo. 16 + 467 + (10) s. Indbundet i ét samtidigt hellæderbind med rygforgyldning. Gammel tilskrift på friblad.. "Kundskaben" er et direkte optryk af 4. edition 1741, som igen er et direkte optryk af 3. edition 1734, til anden part ligeledes kun halvtitelblad og uden særskilt paginering. "Fablerne" er et fuldstændigt optryk af originaludgaven. Ehrencron-Müller I, 68

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        Recueil de dissertations anciennes et nouvelles; sur les Apparitions, les Visions & les Songes. Avec une préface historique par M. l'abbé Lenglet Dufresnoy. (Insieme a:) Traité historique et dogmatique sur les Apparitions, les Visions & les Révélations particulières. Avec des Observations sur les dissertations du R. P. Dom Calmet, Abbé de Sénones, sur les Apparitions & les Revenans.

      Jean-Noël Leloup 1751-52 4 tomi rilegati in un volume in 8° (164x96); I opera) pagg. (12), CLXII, (14), 287, (1); (4), XII, 312. Rara edizione originale di questa interessante collezione di resoconti di apparizioni che contiene, aggiunto editorialmente, anche "Recit de la conference du diable avec Luther". Piccolo strappo rest. al frontesp. del tomo I; 5 pagine del secondo tomo con tracce di bruciatura al margine est. Caillet 6498; Cornell, Witchcraft, 344. II opera) pagg. (4), XLIII, 408; (2), VII, 448. Edizione originale di questa interessante collezione di resoconti di apparizioni. Mancano l'occhiello ed il frontespizio del tomo I, suppliti in fotocopia. Internamente bell'esemplare. Caillet 6500. Quérard (F.-L. V-160): "Cet ouvrage était fait dès l'an 1697, dit la France littéraire de 1769, mais ne fut publié qu'en 1751 à l'occasion de celui que Dom Calmet venait de faire paraître sur les apparitions et les revenans, sur lequel il contient des observations". Piena pergamena rigida posteriore, titolo manoscritto al dorso, tagli rossi a spruzzo. Bell'esemplare fresco. Pergamena brunita.Lenglet DuFresnoy (1674-1755) storico francese fu uno dei primi bibliografi di alchimia. "His passion was to write, think, act, and live, with a kind of cynical freedom; and though badly lodged, clothed, and fed, he was still satisfied; which liberty, libery to say and write what he pleased; which liberty, however, he carried to so great an extreme, and so stangely abused, that he was sent to the bastille ten or twelve times."[Chalmers]

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        Viridarium Florentinum sive conspectus plantarum quae floruerunt, & semina dederunt hoc anno 1750. in Horto Caesareo Florentino. Una cum adnotationibus ... circa genericas plantarum nomenclaturas, simulque cum constitutione trium novorum Generum Niccolinia, Seguieria, & Guettardia.

      Florentiae, B. Paperini, 1751. 8vo (142 x 220mm). pp. xv, (1), 109, (2), 32. Title printed in black and red. Contemporary boards, with manuscript title on spine. A fine copy of this rare catalogue of the plants growing in the Florence Botanical Garden. Xaviero Manetti was director of the garden from 1742 to 1782. The catalogue lists some 1200 plants, with an appendix of 325 newly introduced species. Manetti was instrumental in introducing the Linnaean system into Italy. Manetti is better known for his magnificent work on birds 'Storia naturale degli Uccelli' (1767-76). Stafleu & Cowan 5339.

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        Viridarium Florentinum sive Conspectus plantarum quae floruerunt, & semina dederunt hoc anno 1750. In Horto Caesareo Florentino Societatis Botanicae custodiae commisso una cum adnotationibus nonnullis, & animadversionibus circa genericas plantarum nomenclaturas, simulque cum constitutione trium novorum generum Niccolinia, Seguieria, & Guettarda. Auctore Xaverio Manetti [...].

      Florentiae, ex typographia Bernardi Paperini, 1751, in-8 grande, cartonatura marmorizzata del primo ottocento, pp. XV, [1], 109, [3], 32. Con frontespizio in rosso nero, iniziali e fregi xilografici. Catalogo delle piante presenti nell'Orto Botanico di Firenze. Sono censite 1200 specie più un'appendice di 325 recentemente introdotte nel giardino. Manetti fu direttore dell'Orto Botanico dal 1742 al 1782. Bell'esemplare.

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        An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals

      London: Printed for A. Millar… 1751 First edition, first issue, with L3 in the uncancelled state. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. . Twelvemo. Small corner of title cut away, some slight browning, but a very good copy. Engraved bookplate of the Surtees Library, Taunton Castle, with withdrawal stamp. "In my opinion (who ought not to judge on that subject) it is of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary, incomparably the best: it came unnoticed and unobserved into this world", wrote Hume in his Autobiography. It is recasting, in a more elegant form, of the ideas in Book III of the Treatise, designed again to reach a wider audience and it met with much success and was to form part of the Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, (1753-1756) which went through nine editions in Hume's lifetime and many thereafter.

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        Report from the Committee Appointed to Examine and State to the House of Commons the Matters of Fact in the Several Petitions of the Manufacturers of, and Traders and Dealers in, the Linen Manufactory,

      First Edition, 57, 1pp folio, modern marbled boards old style, an excellent copy, London, 1751. Kress 5155*; Higgs 54*. Not in Goldsmith. A primary source for the study of this important staple industry. Higgs notes that this report is "very rare and valuable. It contains an Appendix of Premiums paid by the Irish Linen Board." NUC records a single copy - that of the British Library which is seriously defective. This present copy has the signature of T. Erskine in the top margin and the attribution that the work is by Lord Strange - both these in a hand contemporary to the publication. Bound with: LINEN TRADE: Observations on the Linen Manufactures, First Edition, 3, 1pp folio, caption and docket titles, a very good copy, London, 1751. Not in Kress, Goldsmith, Hanson or Higgs. A contemporary hand has added on the docket title the fact that this is "an abstract of the Report". Photograph available on request.

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        Principes du Droit Naturel. Principes du Droit Politique. 2 Teile in 1 Bd..

      4°, XXIV, 352 S.; IX-XII [falsche Paginierung] 380 S., OLdr.d. Zeit, Kapital stark berieben, Papier min. gebräunt, min. fingerfleckig. Erste Auflage der beiden wichtigen juristischen Texte.(Text franz.). Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui (1694 -1748) juriste et écrivain suisse à Genève. Descendant d'une famille originaire de Lucques réfugiée à Genève religionis causa à laquelle appartint Francesco Burlamacchi, il étudie le droit à Genève puis se rend en France, Hollande et Angleterre. Il revient en Suisse en 1723 et enseigne le droit à l'université de Genève jusqu'en 1740. Il est ensuite membre en 1721 du Conseil des Deux-Cents de Genève jusqu'à sa mort en avril 1748.

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        Voyage Autour du Monde;

      fait dans les années MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. Par George Anson, presentement Lord Anson, Commandant en Chef d'une Escadre Envoyée par sa Nahesté Britanique dans la Mer du Sud. Tiré des Journaux & autres Papiers de ce Seigneur, & publié par Richard Walter. Traduit de l'Anglois. Nouvelle Edition. Amsterdam et Leipzig: Arkstee & Merkus 1751. With 35 folded maps and plates. (4) + XVI + 334 pp. Bound with VOYAGE A LA MER DU SUD, fait par Quelques Officiers Commandants le Vaisseau le Wager: Pour servir de suite au Voyage de Georges Anson. Traduit de l'Anglois. A Lyon: Freres Duplain 1756. XVI + 185 + XIV pp. Nice contemporary full mottled calf, richly gilt on spine. Lower headband worn. Stamp on titlepage.. Titlepages with vignettes and printed in red and black. "Carte du Canal des Philippines" present in both French and Dutch version

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        Tab 32 - Sphinx Convolvuli (Hawk Moth)

      John Abbot (1751- ca. 1840) & Sir James Smith (1759-1828)Plate from The Natural History of the Rare Lepidopterous Insects of GeorgiaLondon : Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Edwards [etc.] 1797.Engraving with original hand colorFramed size: 23? x 19 1/2?Condition: very good John Abbot was one of the best natural history artists working in North America during the pre-Audubon era. He was born in Turnham Green, west London, in 1751, but emigrated to America in 1773, arriving in Virginia, before settling in Georgia in 1775. There he spent much of his life studying and completing a large series of drawings of local birds and insects. The majority of his drawings, like many artist (he completed more than 5000 watercolors) remained unpublished during his lifetime. His reputation languished until 1896, when his ornithological works were re-discovered. The quality and range of Abbot?s work places him on a parallel level to Catesby, Wilson, and Audubon, and he recorded the fauna of Georgia more thoroughly and at an earlier date than any other region of America. Abbot?s work was edited by Sir James Smith, botanist, co-founder and first president of the Linnaean Society in London. John Abbot was involved in the study of natural history before he left England and is known to have kept in touch with scientific friends in London. It is unknown who contacted whom with the suggestion for the present publication, but the introduction between Smith and Abbot was probably arranged by a mutual London friend. The Linnaean Society have notes from Abbot to Smith with suggestions about the form the work. Writing in the preface, Smith notes that ?The materials of the following work have been collected on the spot by a faithful observer, Mr. John Abbot, many years resident in Georgia, who, after having previoously studied the metamorphoses of English insects, pursued his enquiries among those of Georgia and the neighbouring parts of North America. The result of observations he has delineated in a style of beauty and accuracy which can scarcely be excelled, and has accompanied his figures with an account, as well as representation, of the plants on which each insect chiefly feeds, together with many circumstances of its manners, times of the different metamorphoses, and other interessting particulars.?  

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        TraitŽ Historique et Dogmatique Sur Les Apparitions, Les Visions & Les RŽvŽlations Particulires. Avec Des Observations Du R.P. Dom Calmet, AbbŽ De SŽnones, Sur Les Apparitions & Les Revenans. Two volumes.

      Avignon / Paris: Leloup, 1751.. 8vo. (6.5 x 4 inches). Two volumes. Volume 1: pp.xliii, 408. Volume 2: pp.vii, 448. Original full calf, rubbed to edges, very dry and rubbed to spine and outer joints. Title in gilt to red morocco label, one label trifle lifting. All edges red. Old armorial library bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes. Dealer's notes in pencil to front free endpaper of Volume 1, stating that 'pp.361 & 363 of vol.2 [have been] mended'. Browning and light spotting to prelims and extrems. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set, complete in two volumes. Text in French. Binding sound, but obviously these books would benefit from restoration. Uncommon. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

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        Exequias Feitas em Roma a Magestade Fedelissima do Senhor Rey Dom JoÆo V. Por ordem do Fidelissimo Senhor Rey Dom Joze I Seu Filho, e Successor.

      Em Roma, Na Officina de Joao Maria Salvioni, Impressor Pontificio da Vaticana, 1751. Com Aprovacao Dos Superiores. In folio massimo, pp. XXIV (l'orazione in fine ? di Sebastiano Maria Correa), seguono 20 tavole di invenzione di Emmanuel Rodrigues Dos Santos (Emmanuel Rodrigues De Santis Lusitanus Inven. et Delineavit) e intagliate all'acquaforte in b/n, di cui, le tre ripiegate a doppia pagina (la prima, la seconda e la terza a seguire il frontespizio (che rappresentano la "Facies externa Templi S. Antonij Nationis Lusitaniae", il "Latus Templi lugubri." e il "Castrum Doloris.."), sono incise da Giuseppe Vasi (Iospeh Vasi Corleonesis Sculpsit Romae Superiorum Permissu Anno 1751); le altre tavole sono tutte disegnate da Antonio Bicchierari (Delineavit e Pinx.), e incise per lo pi? da Gio: Batta Girardenghi (il prospetto del Castrum Doloris, l'"Ichonographia Castri doloris", allegata alla relativa tavola, ? incisa da Francesco Mazzoni che, insieme ad un altro paio di nomi ha inciso alcune delle restanti 16 tavole, pi? decorative, con scene di vita di governo lusitano). Brossura in carta marrone. Esemplare mediocremente conservato, con la brossura del tutto staccata e quindi con i fogli sciolti, con presenza di aloni di umido e tracce di sporco lungo i margini delle carte. Peraltro molto ben impresso e con i fogli puliti su tutta l'estensione delle pagine. Molto belli i capolettera finemente incisi. Il volume fu composto per celebrare le esequie del re portoghese nella Chiesa dei Portoghesi in Roma. Il gusto, che sar? poi proprio del Barocco pi? maturo, di fare dell'arte una solenne spettacolarizzazione, si estende a tutti gli aspetti della vita sociale, dalle nascite, ai matrimoni, alle cerimonie e ai funerali dunque, che ebbero, nel corso di tutto il Seicento, un ruolo importantissimo. Tutte occasioni messe in opera da artigiani di grande valore, sovente su progetti di grandi artisti, sempre eccellenti architetti di apparati funebri (primo fra tutti Gian Lorenzo Bernini, poi il suo allievo Carlo Fontana, o il meno noto Michele Marieschi). Queste feste avevano sempre caratteristiche comuni, come l'ostentazione, il meraviglioso, l'eccesso; e ci? proprio con l'intenzione e la necessit?, tutta politica, di rappresentare e di accentuare nel pubblico (essendo la cerimonia funebre un atto pubblico) l'impressione di potenza e ricchezza del potere reale. In questo senso la scomparsa di un re rappresentava un momento molto delicato per una monarchia, poich? si presentava la necessit? di assicurare la continuit? e la solidit? della stessa istituzione. La finalit? della celebrazione funeraria, va quindi oltre il semplice omaggio di "piet? religiosa" e diviene una vera e propria rivendicazione della continuit? e della legittimit? del potere nelle mani del successore. Le cerimonie funebri assumono pertanto un valore simbolico, paragonabile, in un certo senso, alla stessa incoronazione, in quanto tutto diveniva propaganda politica. Se l'acclamazione di un monarca, una volta insediatosi sul trono, marcava l'inizio della sua azione di governo, altrettanto si pu? dire che la sua ascesa alla gloria eterna, avveniva attraverso l'esaltazione degli apparati funebri predisposti per le sue esequie. Il monarca, cos? come aveva vissuto, si congedava teatralmente e diveniva, nell'immaginario collettivo, un mito che sarebbe perdurato nel tempo. Tanto pi? era fastosa la commemorazione, tanto pi? questa confermava la successione e la futura grandezza del re che sarebbe stato incoronato. Questa situazione appare emblematica nel caso della successione al trono di D JoÆo V, il quale aveva governato un paese in piena crisi economica e pesantemente coinvolto nella politica europea (problemi relativi alla guerra di successione di Spagna, situazione del Brasile e peso dell'Inghilterra sul regno). Per tutti questi motivi D. JoÆo V fu spinto, fin dai primi atti del suo governo, a diffondere un'immagine di grandezza del regno, in modo da tenere sotto controllo tutti quei dubbi che, al proposito, serpeggiavano nelle cancellerie europee. Gli scenari in cui si svolgono le celebrazioni, soprattutto quelle che coinvolgono tutta la famiglia reale, sono studiati con estrema attenzione (dalla scelta dei luoghi, alle decorazioni e all'assegnazione dei posti). E ci? che impressiona maggiormente in questo cerimoniale fu l'ordine meticoloso con il quale si procedette a predisporre l'"apparato allo sguardo del pubblico". Il re JoÆo V regn? per circa quarant'anni, uno dei pi? lunghi regni della storia portoghese, e si spense nel luglio 1750; subito, in tutto il paese, si moltiplicarono le manifestazioni di lutto in suo onore. Nell'ottica di questa filosofia, e sempre per potenziare l'impatto col pubblico, questi momenti non si realizzavano solo nel proprio regno, ma anche in luoghi diversi ma altrettanto importanti dal punto di vista diplomatico: ecco che anche presso le corti europee con le quali esistevano contatti pi? stretti, come Londra, Siviglia, Madrid e Roma, si celebrarono le esequie con grande magnificenza. Di tutte queste cerimonie funebri, le pi? grandiose decorsero presso la corte pontificia nella chiesa di Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi, e nella chiesa di S. S. Apostoli presso Palazzo Colonna. Si sceglieva un architetto al quale delegare l'edificazione del castrum doloris o del catafalco, strutture architettoniche effimere, destinate a durare almeno un mese. In questo caso il catafalco (a partire dalla celebrazione delle esequie di D. Pedro II a Roma, adottato anche dal Portogallo, in linea con la tendenza europea, per avvicinarci a celebrare il messaggio di trionfo e gloria della monarchia barocca) fu eretto nella Chiesa Nazionale di S. Antonio dei Lusitani di Roma. Per la morte di D. Pedro II, suo figlio D. JoÆo V, commission? cerimonie funebri nella chiesa di Sant'Antonio di Roma; cos?, anche per JoÆo V, suo figlio D. Jos? I, segu? lo stesso esempio, facendo incaricare l'architetto Emmanuel Rodrigues Dos Santos di elaborare il programma di decorazione della chiesa, in occasione del primo anniversario dalla morte, celebrato nel maggio del 1751 (di questo architetto, che altre tracce della sua geniale opera ha lasciato a Roma e nel viterbese, ignoriamo luogo e data di nascita; certo ? che arriv? a compiere quest'opera sul finire della vita, poich? la data della morte la si ascrive tra il 1752 e il 1753). Gli intagli furono affidati al pittore romano Antonio Bicchierari, col quale il Rodrigues aveva gi? lavorato. L'orazione funebre fu affidata al prelato governatore della chiesa nazionale portoghese, Sebastiano Maria Correa (SebastiÆo Maria Correia). La messa fu presieduta da Mons. de Rossi, patriarca di Costantinopoli. Il giorno precedente la data di inizio delle commemorazioni ufficiali, la visita alla chiesa, gi? apparata, del papa Benedetto XIV, che preg? per onorare il monarca defunto, onor? molto il Portogallo. L'interno della chiesa vene riempito con tessuti neri, teschi argentati e teschi con ali (che ritroviamo nella prima grande incisione a doppi a pagina (sintesi da un doc. on line: Gaetano Platania - Cristina Rosa, Universit? degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo - I compagni dell'ultimo viaggio: i funerali solenni di D. Pedro II e D. JoÆo V a Roma) Ecco che il nostro testo, in data originale, ? quello che ci fornisce preziose informazioni visive e testuali su questa cerimonia, momento per antonomasia del regio evento funebre.

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