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        A View of Richmond Hill up the River. / Vue du Pais proche de la Riviere prise de la Montagne de Richmond

      London: Printed for & Sold by Robert Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street, 1752. Engraved by Grignion after A. Heckel. Engraving with beautiful colour. In excellent condition. Framed in gold frame with a cream washline mount. Image size: 9 x 15 1/8 inches. Framed Size: 17 1/8 x 22 1/4 inches. A beautiful Vue d'Optique of Richmond in Surry, England During the eighteenth century "vues d'optique" or "perspective views" became extremely popular in England and Europe. Like other optical prints they capitalized on a connoisseur market eager for the latest novelty. English publishers such as John Bowles and Robert Sayer had great success with these optical views, which quickly developed into a collecting craze that swept through print shops on both sides of the Channel. "Vues d'optiques" were specifically designed to create the illusion of perspective when viewed with a zograscope or perspective glass. These viewing devices used a series of reflecting mirrors to enhance the illusion of depth in the print, creating a veritable "view" for the onlooker. Typically these prints depicted city or landscape views, and were horizontal in format. They had roughly the same dimensions and were sold with heavy opaque colouring, so as to show the tints when viewed through the lens. In their heyday, optical prints were a technical revolution; they could be seen in almost every fashionable drawing room, and were enjoyed by the poorer classes in print shops or at traveling fairs. For a small fee the citizens of Europe and England could travel the world without leaving their village. The "vue d'optique" was the first medium to bring the visible appearance of the wider world to a large European public. Ironically the artists and engravers who created these prints rarely had first hand knowledge of the scenes depicted, hence the views were often not as accurate as they were advertised to be. As a result of their constant handling, optical prints such as these are rare, especially in good condition. They are not only beautiful images but a fascinating glimpse into the history of printmaking. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802, 140-141

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        Opera Minora, Olim Separatim, Nunc Conjunctim Edita. Recensuit et

      1752. Bynkershoek (Bijnkershoek), Cornelis van [1673-1743]. Opera Minora, Olim Separatim, Nunc Conjunctim Edita. Recensuit et Nonnulla Addidit Auctor. Indicem Operum Exhibet Pagina, Quae Generalem Praefationem Excipit. Leiden: Apud Samuelam Luchtmans et Filios, 1752. [xvi], 571, [23] pp. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine, small shelf label to foot of spine. Some shelfwear and light soiling, boards slightly bowed. Title page with copperplate vignette printed in red and black, woodcut initials. Interior notably fresh. A handsome copy of an important title. * Second, and final, edition. (The first edition was reissued in 1744.) Bynkershoek was a Dutch jurist who founded the positive school of international law, which held that usage and practice were more important than deductions drawn from natural law. He was also the first to propose the "three-mile limit" rule, which states that a nation may claim sovereignty over territorial waters to a distance of three miles from shore. Respected during his lifetime, his works are still consulted today. This collection of "minor works" actually contains two of his most important essays: "Dissertation de Domino Maris (Dissertation on the Sovereignty of the Sea)" and "De Foro Legatorum, Tam in Causa Civili, Quam Criminali (On the Jurisdiction Over Ambassadors in Both Civil and Criminal Cases)." The other five essays address aspects of Roman and Dutch law. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 15 (15).

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        En Sandfærdig Ny Viise Om Peder Paars

      Som gjorde en Reyse fra Callundborg til Aars, Skreven til Lægedom, Trøst og Husvalelse for alle got Folk, som lide Kaars og Modgang her i Verden. Med skiønne Anmerkninger neden under efter den ny Maade...1.-4. bog. Trykt i dette Aar. Med kobberstukket frontispice samt 14 træskårne tavler. Helt rent eksemplar på skrive papir indbundet i ét samtidigt hellæderbind. Friblad, frontispice og titelblad med lille ormehul.. 3. eftertryk, 1752. Den sidste udgave i Holbergs levetid. Ehr.-M. XI, 28. Johansen 4,4

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        The Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey

      [Philadelphia]: William Bradford, 1752; Woodbridge, NJ: James Parker, 1761: 2 volumes, small folio. (11 5/8 x 7 inches). [4], 507; [4], x, [2], 401, 56, 64 pp. Double-page table preceding the vol. II Addenda. (Usual minor foxing). Contemporary sheep, covers bordered with a blind double- fillet, expertly rebacked to style with spines with raised bands in seven compartments. The second compilation of the laws of New Jersey, and the first to be printed (in part) in the colony. This compilation of laws covers the period from 1703-1761. The second volume, printed by James Parker at his Woodbridge press, is the first volume of New Jersey laws to be published in the colony. Given the nine year gap between the two volumes, complete sets are uncommon. The first owner of this set, Andrew Sinnickson, who has inscribed the first volume with the date 16 April 1757, served as a member of the New Jersey Provincial Congress (1775), the New Jersey Provincial Convention (1776) and the New Jersey Legislative Council (1776). Evans 6893 and 8947; Felcone 155 and 157; Sabin 53044 and 53045.

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      Halle: Johann Justinus Gebauer, 1752 - 1753. First Edition. Hardcover. Text and plates very clean. Tasteful early twentieth century bookplate on front pastedowns. Near Fine. Two quarto (7-3/4" x 10") volumes bound in early full vellum with gilt lettering and rules on the spine. Illustrated with 8 maps (5 folding) and 59 full-page engravings (6 folding), many of which depict early Native Americans. Most of the first volume contains German translations of Lafiteau's MOEURS DES SAUVAGES AMERICAINS COMPARES AUX MOEURS DES PREMIERS TEMPS (Paris, 1723). The second volume is compiled from various sources and includes German translations of passages from Charlevoix's HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION GENERALE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE (Paris, 1744). Baumgarten's "Vorrede" contains a bibliography of the New World. The social life and customs of Native Americans of both North and South America are described and illustrated in detail, with chapters on individual areas including Florida, New England, Virginia, Peru, Brazil, and even Jamaica and Greenland. There is much on the Incas as well. Howes S-200; Sabin 77989.

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      1752. JUAN [Y SANTACILLA], Don George, and Don Antoine de ULLOA [Y DE LA TORRE GIRAL]. VOYAGE HISTORIQUE DE L'AMERIQUE MERIDIONALE FAIT PAR ORDRE DU ROI D'ESPAGNE ... OUVRAGE ORNE DES FIGURES, PLANS ET CARTES NECESSAIRES. ET QUI CONTIENT UNE HISTOIRE DE YNCAS DU PEROU, ET LES OBSERVATIONS ASTRONOMIQUES & PHYSIQUES, FAITES POR DETERMINER LA FIGURE & LA GRANDEUR DE LA TERRE. 2 VOLUMES. Amsterdam & Liepzig: Arkstee & Merkus, 1752. First edition in French. [22], 554; 316, [6], 309, [3] pp. 4to., original gilt ruled calf, raised bands, gilt leather spine labels (title label detached, laid in for Vol. I). Originally published in Madrid in 1748. Two engraved frontispieces and 54 engraved maps, plans and views (on 53 leaves), most folding, in excellent condition. Marbled edges and endpapers. Joints cracked, leather worn, spines and corners chipped, ink annotation to top board of Volume I. Personal bookplates to pastedowns. Occasional pencil annotations. Plate VX in Vol. I has been hand-colored (volcano and aurora). Plate XXIX in Vol. II is annotated in colored pencil. Some plates are heavily offset; a few have a discreet owner's inkstamp to reverse, not showing through. Needs rebinding. Attached to a French expedition to South America organized by the Academie des Sciences, Ulloa and Juan were "two of the most scientific" officers of the Spanish Navy (Sabin); having discovered together the element platinum by 1744. The purpose of the trip was to measure the degree of longitude in the equatorial region of Peru. The second volume is largely devoted to the Incas and their culture. The work also contains the earliest reference to the "aurora australis." Verplanck Colvin's copy with his pencil notes. Verplanck Colvin (1847-1920) was a lawyer and topographical engineer whose understanding and appreciation for the environment of the Adirondack Mountains led to the creation of New York's Forest Preserve and the Adirondack Park. Sabin 36812, Cox II p. 275.

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        A Genuine Account of the Life and Transactions of Howell ap David Price, Gentleman of Wales

      London: T Osborne, 1752 In nineteenth century maroon, half sheep, with red marbled boards, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, faded slightly, titles and tooling in gilt, edges rubbed. Internally, bookplate of J Maggs to fpd, first edition, 8vo, (viii), [1], 302 pp, early ink name at base of final page (Charles James), some occasional light soiling and spotting, small loss of impression affecting 3 letters on title, lacks the final advertisement leaf, there was another edition published in 1799. Housed in a maroon cloth up and over box. A wonderful copy of a very scare and important title. (ESTC T144445) Title continues: A Series of most remarkable occurrences during his seven years travels abroad; five of which were spent with a Lady he had released from Slavery. With particulars since his return with her to England.The extraordinary adventures of a Welsh sailor captured by French privateers, enslaved in Algeria, his escape with the wealthy Cleone, their joining of a caravan to Cairo, the loss and recovery of their jewelery from robbers, the pursuit of Cleone by another woman ("I die your slave, if not quickened to life again by your indulgent influence. In short I love you, even to the degree of foregoing all my future prospects with my husband... Zenora sigh'd, grasped my hand, and pressed her breast to mine all night..." - spurned she attempts to poison Cleone, is tried and executed), a journey to Mecca, further wranglings with slavers before the return journey to Britain during which the ship captain threatens Cleone that "if she did not comply to be his wife... he would use her as his whore". The author, of this supposed biography, eventually returns to Wales, where we leave him married with two children.

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        A New & Accurate Map of the Islands of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John and Anticosta; together with the Neighbouring Countries of Nova Scotia, Canada &c

      London., 1752. Copper engraving. Later colouring. In fine condition. Size: 43 x 35 cm. An attractive map of eastern Canada, centring on Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Labrador. A pleasant and decorative cartouche.

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        A French Wall Map of the Western Hemisphere

      Lyon, France 1752 - Map. L'Amerique Divisee en ses Pricipales Parties ou sont distingues les ud de autres les Estats, selon quils appartiennents presentement aux Differents Souverains De L'Europe . . . Par le Sr. Bailleul le jeune Geographe. Jean Louis Daudet, Lyon, France, 1752. Approximately 31 x 40 in., on original wooden rollers. Historical BackgroundJean Louis Daudet, a Lyonnais map and book seller, published this map of the known states and territories of the New World created by Gaspard Bailleul, a noted Parisian geographer, and his son. Unsurprisingly, the Caribbean, Eastern Seaboard, and California coasts are the most detailed and accurate, while the extremities north, south, and inland are less detailed, leading to some interesting cartographic fables. Bailleul's view of the Northwest Coast of America, includes the early appearance of the fabled "Mare de L'Ouest" (Sea of the West) and "Presque Isle de Nord Ouest" (Peninsula of the Northwest) in the areas of present-day British Columbia and points north.Perhaps most remarkable is the presence of huge continent, "Indes Meridionales," (Southern Indies) in the South Atlantic Ocean. Bailleul labels it"Decouverte par le Sr. Binot Paulmier en 1503." referring to a widely-held belief that Binot Paulmier, an early 16th century French explorer, was thought to have discovered "Terra Australis." In 1503, Paulmier sailed for the East Indies but was blown off course by a storm. In 1505, he returned claiming to have discovered a "great Austral land" that he also called "Indies Meridionale." Despite his claims, as well as renewed interest a century later, Paulmier had made landfall on the coast of Brazil. Bailleul's map provides one of the largest and most ambitious depictions of the unknown southern continent by French geographers and historians.Bordered by 30 vignettes illustrating scenes from European discovery and colonization such as the Conquests of Peru and Mexico, the Discovery of America, Taking Possession of New France, Native Peoples of the North, and many others. Bailleul also provides the journeys of early explorers and circumnavigators. One such site, Drake's Beach, ("P.te de Drack" ) in present-day northern California, is the location where of Sir Francis Drake overhauled his ships before crossing the Pacific Ocean on his circumnavigation.Condition Very good, original rollers, laid down on modern linen. Minor tears and abrasions.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        The Defense of Poesy [also known as An Apology for Poetry and Defense of Poesie]

      Glasgow: R. Urie. 1752. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First separate printing of this work after its original 1595 edition; there were a number of editions of Sidney's 'The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia' published in the 17th Century that apparently had the Apology for Poetry appended to them, and in the early 18th Century there are a number of editions of the Works of Philip Sidney that include publication of the Defense, but as far as separate printings, there are none between 1595 and 1752. 12mo, later (early 20th C.) half maroon leather gilt and brown cloth boards, 106 pp., (2 pp). Very good. Considered one of the most important literary critical works of the English Renaissance, this was composed in approximately 1579 and published after Sidney's death. RARE.

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        Seconde Partie de la Carte d'Asie contenant la Chine et Partie de la

      D'Anville, Le Sr. Seconde Partie de la Carte d'Asie contenant la Chine et Partie de la Tartarie, l'Inde au de la du Gange, les Isles Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Moluques, Philippines, et du Japon. Paris 1752. 27 1/2 x 19" & margins. Copper engraving with period outline color. Couple of sml worm holes repaired. 7" waterstain in top margin, light but present.

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        Obras de la Gloriosa Madre Santa Teresa de Jesús, Fundadora de la Reforma de la Orden de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, de la Primitiva Observancia. Dedicadas al Rey nuestro Señor Don Fernando VI. I: Libro de la Vida. Camino de Perfección. Avisos de la Santa Madre para sus monjas. Tomo Primero (de dos)

      Madrid, en la Imprenta del Mercurio, por Joseph de Orga, Impressor, 1752. 4to. mayor; 21 hs., 672 pp.y una lámina grabada en cobre por Juan Bernabé Palomino. Ejemplar falto de una lámina. Encuadernación del siglo XIX en media piel.

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      - COM EXPLICAÇOENS, E DOUTRINAS dos Santos Padres, para reformaçaõ dos costumes em todos os estados, e pessoas: Composta na ligua Franceza Por N . DE ROYAUMONT, PRIOR DE SOMBREVAL, Traduzida na Portugueza, E OFFERECIDA A EL-REY NOSSO SENHOR D. JOAÕ V. POR PAULINO DA SILVA E AZEVEDO. LISBOA: NA OFFICINA DE FRANCISCO DA SILVA. Anno de MDCCXII. (1752) De 28x19,5 cm. Com (xxii)-744 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com rotulo vermelho, nervos e ferros a ouro na lombada. Ilustrado com uma gravura do rei D. João V, gravada por Debrie. Inocêncio V, 312. "Luís Paulino da Silva e Azevedo, Cavalleiro da Ordem de Christo, e Secretario da Meza do Desembargo do Paço, etc. - N. na cidade do Porto a 2 de Julho de 1690, e m. a 22 de Fevereiro de 1755. - Na Bibliographia medica portugueza do dr. Benevides, trabalho emprehendido com tal superficialidade e falta de noticias como por vezes hei tido occasião de notar, apparece (a pag. 175 do tomo XIV do Jornal da Sociedade de Sciencias Medicas) Luis Paulino transformado em Cirurgião! É verdade que Benevides confessa não ter visto a obra mencionada Arte de conservar a saude etc., nem saber onde, quando e por quem fôra impressa, nem em que formato! - E. Historia sagrada do velho e novo testamento com explicações e doutrinas dos sanctos padres etc. Composta èm francez por Mr. de Royaumont, e traduzida em portuguez. Lisboa, por Francisco da Silva 1745. Folio (segundo diz Barbosa, porque não pude ainda encontrar essa primeira edição). - Ibi, pelo mesmo 1752. Fol. de XVI pag., nitidamente estampada. - Terceira edição, ibi, na Offic. de Antonio Vicente da Silva 1758. 4.o de XII pag. - Tem sido depois varias vezes reimpressa em 2 tomos de 8.o" Location/localizacao: 1

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        Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's Dublin,

      Dublin - George Faulkner, 1752 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift in a series of twenty-four letters from Swift's friend John Boyle to his son Hamilton Boyle. With a portrait of Swift to frontispiece and a small portrait of John, Earl of Orrery to half title. With a decorative head piece and capital to first page of text. First edition. John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork and 5th Earl of Orrery, FRS (1707- 1762) was a writer and a friend of Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson. He published a translation of the letters of Pliny the Younger in 1751, and Remarks on the Life and Writings of Jonathan Swift in the same year, and the Memoirs of Robert Carey, 1st Earl of Monmouth. His Letters from Italy was published in 1774 by J. Duncombe. Hamilton Boyle, 6th Earl of Cork and 6th Earl of Orrery (1729 - 1764) was the son of John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork. He inherited the titles of 6th Earl of Cork and Orrery and 3rd Baron Boyle of Marston from his father in 1762. He served in the Parliament of Great Britain as MP for Warwick between 1751 and 1762, and represented Charleville in the Irish House of Commons between 1759 and 1761. Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms- such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier- or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. With previous owner's ink inscriptions to recto of frontispiece and rear blank and a further ink inscription to title page. Condition: Handsomely rebound in a quarter crushed morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, in a lovely condition with minor shelfwear, mostly to spine and the odd mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. With slight background foxing, occasional tidemarks and handling marks to pages. With slight evidence of past worming marginally to a small section to front. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Colony of Rhode-Island, And

      1752. [Rhode Island]. Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Colony of Rhode-Island, And Providence- Plantations, In New-England, In America. From Anno 1745, To Anno 1752. Newport: Printed by J. Franklin, 1752. [viii], 110 pp. Folio (11" x 7"). Later reversed calf, red lettering piece with gilt title and date at foot of spine. Internally clean. A very good copy. * "A continuation of the third revision of Rhode Island laws" (Benedict). The first revised laws of the colony were printed in Boston in 1719; the second and third revisions were printed in Newport in 1730 and 1745 respectively. The present compilation is considered a supplement to the 1745 laws. Unlike the revisions which are in topical digest form, this is arranged chronologically by session. Printed by James Franklin, the son of James Franklin (1697-1735), brother of Benjamin Franklin. The younger James Franklin and his mother Ann Franklin were official printers for the colony throughout much of this period. [Benedict], Acts and Laws of the Thirteen Original Colonies and States 449. The Charlemagne Tower Collection of Colonial Laws 812.

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        The History of the Portuguese

      London,: A. Millar,, 1752.. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary mottled calf, joints cracked but the sides firmly held, spine labels renewed. First English edition. Osorio, often described as the "Portuguese Cicero", chronicled the reign of King Manuel I of Portugal (1495-1521), during which the sea route to India was discovered and the foundations of empire laid in Africa, Asia and America. The Latin original appeared in 1571. There were several foreign editions and translations, but the book did not appear in Portuguese itself until 1804. Osorio 'was born in Lisbon and studied at Salamanca, Paris, and Bologna. He became an official in India, private secretary to the infante Luis, held many high positions in the Church, and was eventually made Bishop of Silves, and later of Evora. The earl of Essex, during his raid into southern Portugal in 1596, captured Osorio's fine library, which he later presented to the Bodleian Library, where the books still remain, Osorio's book details the explorations, expeditions, and embassies under the reign of King Manuel of Portugal... included are the accomplishments of Cortereal, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Cabral, and de Lemes...' (Hill catalogue).OsÛrio's history 'was the book about the discoveries most widely read in the rest of Europe... Outside of Portugal his reputation was made by his chronicle. Montaigne in 1588 referred to him as "the best Latin historian of our century"' (Lach II/2 pp. 139-45).Borba de Moraes, p. 638; Hill, 1270; Mendelssohn (1979) III, p. 604.

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        The Gardeners Dictionary. Containing, the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Flower, Fruit, and Pleasure Garden, the Sixth Edition

      London: John and James Rivington. 1752. Sixth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1752, sixth edition. Unpaginated, but a thick book with over 900 pages. Illustrated with 8 engraved plates, including 3 botanical ones. Hardcover, folio. Bound in original full leather. 6 raised bands and gilt on spine; leather title label on spine too. Shallow loss to leather at spine ends. Rear board scuffed. A few small areas of glue repair are visible along the outer hinges. Board securely attached. Text is unmarked and is still quite bold. 10.25 x 16.5 inches. A lovely book. Digital images available upon request.

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        Voyage historique de l'Amerique Meridionale fait par ordre du Roi d'Espagne par don George Juan ... et par don Antoine de Ulloa ... ouvrage orne' des figures, plans et cartes necessaires et qui contient une histoire des Yncas du Perou, et les observations astronomiques & physiques, faites pour déterminer la figure & la grandeur de la terre [Two Volumes]

      Paris: Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1752. First edition in French. Black calf, rebacked with black morocco, over marbled boards, five raised bands, two compartment lettered in gilt. Very good copies, boards rubbed, spines worn with a small chip to the rebacking, scattered foxing, and a few of the later scientific plates browned, otherwise impressions quite sharp. 4to. Illus. with two engraved frontispieces, 54 engraved maps, plans, and scenes (most folding) on 53 sheets; plus engraved title vignettes and head and tail pieces. Engravings by Frans de Bakker, François Morellon La Cave, Jacob Folkema, Duflos, John Ingram, and Jan Punt; after Charles Nicholas Cochin, Gabriel François Louis Debrie, Bernard Picart, and Jan Punt. Title in red and black; engraved title vignettes. Translations by E. de Mauvillon of Ulloa's "Relacion historica del viage a la America Meridional," and of the companion work by Jorge Juan y Santacilia, entitled, "Observations astronomicas y physicas hechas de orden de S. Mag. en los reynos del Perù" (both published at Madrid in 1748); and of Garcilaso de la Vega's "Comentarios reales de los Incas." This copy with the Paris imprint, but Sabin argues it is just a change to the title page of the Arkste's & Merkus edition (Amsterdam et Leipzig) the same year. In 1735 the French Academy of Science requested permission to send an expedition to the equatorial regions of Spanish controlled South America in order for Charles de la Condamine and other French scientists to measure several degrees of meridian at the equator. By comparing their results with those obtained by a similar mission to Lapland, the Academie hoped to settle the controversy between the Newtonians and the Cartesians over whether the earth was flattened or elongated at the poles. Ulloa and Juan y Santacilia, Spain's best scientific officers, were sent along. Despite great difficulties, the expedition's geodetic measurements proved the validity of Newton's hypothesis. Antonio de Ulloa y de la Torre-Girault (1716 -1795) was later the first Spanish governor of Louisiana though he was deposed in 1768 after two years, during a creole revolt and also served as governor of Huancavelica in Peru. Palau 125473. Sabin 36812. JCB III: 974. Medina BHA: 3464. LCP. Afro-Americana: 5409. Hill 1740.

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        Elemens de l'Architecture navale

      Paris,: Charles Antoine Jombert, 1752.. Quarto, frontispiece, title-page vignette; a very good copy in contemporary mottled calf, front hinge worn. A beautiful first edition of this landmark in the development of naval architecture.This study distilled the French naval engineer Duhamel's years of experience into a well-organised manual, and was 'the first training manual for aspiring naval constructors ever produced' (James Pritchard, "From Shipwright to Naval Constructor", Technology and Culture, 28:1, p. 16). Duhamel was responsible for instilling a belief in best practice rather than simple routine, with the result that this is an important work of nascent engineering, concerned with obtaining the best results within the practical constraints of their trade.The mid-eighteenth century marked the zenith of early French naval construction, a period when the design of their warships was much envied and much copied (it is telling that the British regularly converted prizes into flagships). Especially in the second quarter of the eighteenth century, French shipwrights went through a period which saw many major innovations, and this study was the signature work.Duhamel had initially been involved with detailed studies of specific questions such as the prevention of dry rot, the manufacture of rope, or the conservation of water at sea. His pursuit of answers to such questions led him to England and Holland, as well as French arsenals and their India Company at Lorient. It was Duhamel who bucked the trend of increasingly theoretical works, and he was behind the founding of elementary schools for apprentice shipwrights, the first founded in Toulon in 1741 and another in Paris shortly after. His influence is attested to by the fact that the 'chief constructors of the three major naval dockyards during the 1750s were all former students' (Pritchard, "From Shipwright to Naval Constructor", p. 15).This is a beautifully produced work, with twenty-five engravings on twenty-three folding plates (not twenty-four, as commonly listed). The elegant engraved frontispiece and vignettes at the head of each chapter are by Nicolas Ozanne; a naval engineer himself, Ozanne worked at Brest and Paris, and his work led to him being given 'le brevet de dessinateur de la marine'.Goldsmiths-Kress, 8701; Polak, 2859.

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        L'Esprit des Deux Ordonnances de Louis XV, sur les Donations

      1752. [Salle, Jacques Antoine]. L'Esprit des Deux Ordonnances de Louis XV, Sur les Donations et sur les Testamens: Developpe par la Conference de Leur Texte, Avec Celui des Anciennes Ordonnances, Edits & Declarations, Ensemble, Avec la Jurisprudence des Differens Parlemens du Royaume & les Sentimens des Jurisconsultes. Paris: Chez la Veuve Rouy, 1752. [xi], 2-475, [3] pp. [And] Salle, Jacques Antoine. L'Esprit des Deux Ordonnances de Louis XV sur les Substitutions et sur le Faux: Pour Servir de Suite a l'Esprit des Deux Ordonnances sur les Donations & Sur les Testamens, Du Meme Auteur, M. Salle. Paris: Chez Savoye [et al.], 1754. [iv], 561, [4] pp. Signatures hh and gg bound in reverse order. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary speckled calf, blind rules to boards, gilt spines with lettering pieces, edges rouged, marbled endpapers, ribbon markers. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, some chipping to heads of spines, some scuffing to center of spine of 1752 volume. Light toning to text, discoloration to margins of a few leaves at beginning and end of each volume. Early owner signature to 1754 volume, interiors otherwise clean. * First editions. These are commentaries on ordonnances of Louis XV concerning wills, donations, substitution and forgery. Though issued and often catalogued separately, these two titles were intended to be a pair. OCLC locates 4 copies of this edition of the 1752 title, 2 in North America (at UC-Davis and Harvard Law School), 5 copies of the 1754 title, 2 in North America (at McGill University and the University of Chicago).

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        La grande galerie de Versailles, et les deux salons qui l'accompagnent, peints par Charles Le Brun premier Peintre de Louis XIV, dessinés par Jean-Baptiste Massé Peintre et Conseiller de l'Académie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture; et gravés sous ses yeux par les meilleurs Maîtres du tems

      Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1752 Frontispice (portrait gravé de Jean-Baptiste Massé) - Page Titre - (2p, Avertissement) - 18 pages - 52 gravures dont 23 double-pages (3 dépliantes). Reliure usée sur les bords, mais encore solide. Petite déchirure sur le pli de 2 planches dépliantes, rousseurs éparses, autrement en bonne condition, sans inscription et solide. Livre très lourd (10kg). Photos disponibles sur demande. // Frontispiece (Engraved portrait of Jean-Baptiste Massé) - Title Page - (2p) - 18 pages - 52 engraved plates among which 23 double pages (3 folding). Binding is worn at the edges, but still solid. Small tear at the fold of 2 folding plates, some browning throughout, otherwise in good condition, unmarked and solid. Heavy book (10kg). Photos available upon request.

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        Essays, or Counsels, Civil and Moral. By Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England,

      Glasgow: Printed by R. Urie, 1752. 8vo, 200 x 117 mms., pp. [ii] iii - viii, 9 - 214 [215 - 216 Contents], contemporary sheepskin, raised bands between gilt rules on spine, red leather label (slightly chipped), title-page and end-papers slightly soiled, but generally a very good copy with the contemporary decorative bookplate of John Hervey on the front paste-down end-paper and the 20th century bookplate, dated 1938, of Henrici Galbraith Miller just beneath. This was Urie's only printing of the works of Bacon. It is not especially rare, with ESTC T119860 locating 5 copies in these islands and 6 in north America

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        Observations Sur Les Causes Et Les Accidens De Plusieurs Accouchemens Laborieux, Avec Des Remarques Sur Ce Qui a Ete Propose Ou Mis En Usage Pour Les Terminer

      A Paris, chez P. Fr. Didot Le Jeune, 1752. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Forth edition. Bound in contemporary leather. Ornate gilt design on spine. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Tight binding and good cover. Minimal wear to extremities. Splitting occurring on head and tail on spine to front board. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Red page ends. French. Contemporary writing of Ex-Library Turpin on title page. Clean, unmarked pages. Foldout plate in clean, unmarked condition. Please feel free to view our photographs. Levret is considered by many to be the most influential figure in 18th century French obstetrics. He was honored for his rational approach to obstetrical operations, of which he described in the book L'art des Accouchements. He published several other works in obstetrics and attracted students from all over Europe. He is remembered for his work involving breech maneuvers and Caesarean sections. He also improved the birth forceps by modifying the "pelvic curve" of the instruments' blades.

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        Port de Mer [Pl. 72]

      Paris: Moyreau, 1752. Hand-coloured engraving on laid paper by Moyreau. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and a bit of mild rippling. 14 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches. 18 5/8 x 23 3/4 inches. A fine composition showing a crowd awaiting the arrival of a ship at a Dutch harbour. This beautifully coloured print is one of many engravings Jean Moyreau (1690-1762) made of Wouwerman's paintings. Born into a family of Dutch artists in Haarlem in 1619, the prolific draughtsman and painter Philips Wouwerman was primarily renowned for his lively battle and hunting scenes. After an early elementary introduction to the art of painting by his father, Paulus Joostens, he trained with the landscape painter Jan Wynants (1620-1679) and briefly worked in the Hamburg studio of the history painter Everard Decker (d. 1647) around 1638. Wouwerman later returned to Haarlem, where he joined the Guild of St. Luke, which later elected him to the office of vinder in 1646. His elegantly rendered, distinctive works, which are characterized by their luminous colour and detailed, animated treatment of figures and landscape alike, were extremely popular in the seventeenth century as well as the nineteenth century, during which they were zealously collected. In addition to his hunting scenes, Wouwerman's varied and substantial repertoire of subjects included military and battle scenes, landscapes, travellers, animals and genre subjects. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, vol 14, p. 723

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        Carte de l'Empire du Japon

      1752.. Copper engraving. Later colouring. Near fine Size: 31 x 21 cm. (12 x 8½ inches) An attractive map with with the colouring emphasizing the different districts of Japan. The map is very similar to the map of the same name shown in Walter's Japan (cat81, p197) for Charlevoix's Histoire du Japon, but the ornamental cartouche is different, the map itself, and the area covered by the map is slightly smaller. Lutz Walter, p197.

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        P. Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphoseon Libri XV; Cum Versione Anglica, Ad Verbum, Quantum Fieri Potuit, Facta; Or, Ovid's Metamorphoses / with an English Translation, by John Clarke

      London : Printed For W. Clarke; And Sold By J. MacE, And G. Ferraby, At Hull; Mess. Stabler And Barstow, And N. Bell, At York; And P. Hodges, At Hereford, 1752. 3rd Edition. Physical desc. : viii, 479, [1]p. ; 8°. Latin text with English prose translation. ESTC citation no.: N19366 Benjamin Chadwick's copy, dated. Finely bound in modern speckled calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. T.p. in black and red. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        History of the Portuguese, During the Reign of Emmanuel: Containing All their Discoveries, from the Coast of Africk to the farthest Parts of China; their Battles by Sea and Land, their Sieges, and other memorable Exploits: With a Description

      London: A. Millar, 1752. ...of those Countries, and a particular Account of the Religion, Government, and Customs of the Natives. Including also, Their Discovery of the Brazils, and Their Wars with the Moors. Gibbs' scarce English version of Osorio's important history of Portuguese exploration, featuring Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Cabral, Albuquerque, and others. Osorio was well-regarded in his day as a stylist of Latin, earning the sobriquet 'the Portuguese Cicero'. First edition in English. Two volumes bound in period brown calf, red leather labels. Worn & frayed, hinges cracked but sound, heads of spines chipped, part of the label of volume two missing; catalogue clipping describing the set pasted inside front cover of volume 1, ink name & date (Nov. [19]43) in each volume, minor damage to endsheets, pencilled bookseller's notes inside rear, bookseller's label in rear of each volume; some staining to early/late pages; bookplate in volume one (see below), evidence of bookplate removal in volume two. Interesting provenance: volume one bears an armorial bookplate of severe simplicity: a blackletter 'E' under an Earl's coronet of five pearls - no doubt were one of sufficient breeding one would know exactly who that was. There were, as far as we can tell, three Earls 'E': Essex, Exeter & Euston. Essex was known to use an 'SX' sigil, but not necessarily exclusively; interestingly, it was Essex who carried off Osorio's extensive library when he sacked Faro in 1596, much of which ended up at the Bodleian; perhaps a later Essex completed the circle when he acquired Osorio's book..... First Edition in English. Leather. Good. 5¼" by 8¼".

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        Dissertation dans laquelle on examine si les jours critiques sont les mêmes en nos climats qu'ils étaient dans ceux d'Hippocrate les a observés, & quels égards on doit y avoir dans la pratique.

      chez Prault 1752 - - chez Prault, A Paris _1752, petit in 8, (16) 114pp. Manque la dernière page de la préface., Un Vol. relié. - Reliure en plein veau, dos à nerfs orné. Pastiche contemporain. Intéressant exposé qui reprend la thèse de la crise (tout changement dans le processus de la maladie) et étudie les formes de l'excrétion au cours de celle-ci. Epitre à Monsieur Sénac Pièce qui a remporté le prix proposé par l'académie royale de Dijon, pour l'année 1751. Page de titre jaunie, Une mouillure claire et jaune sur 30 pages au milieu de l'ouvrage. Livres de Saison(s) (16) 114pp. Manque la dernière page de la préface. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 518 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorie istoriche concernenti le due Canoniche di S. Maria di Reno, e di S. Salvatore. -

      Bologna, S. Tommaso d'Aquino, 1752.In-4. Legatura coeva in pergamena. 6 tavv. ripieg. inc. in rame, di cui 4 molto grandi (pianta, spaccato e 2 vedute della chiesa di S. Salvatore) disegnate da Giovanni Carlo Galli Bibiena. XII, 349, (1) pp. Edizione originale di un'erudita storia della chiesa disegnata nel 1605 da Giovanni Magenta (1565-1635) ed eretta pochi anni dopo da Tommaso Martelli; per un buon commento sulla chiesa cf. Wittkower, Art and Architecture in Italy, p. 122. L'opera contiene anche descrizioni di altre chiese di Bologna e dintorni. Fantuzzi VIII, 122-128. Lozzi 889. Platneriana 70. Fossati Bellani 2754. First edition of a scholarly history of the Bolognese church. With 6 engr. plates, incl. 4 large ones with a ground plan, a section and 2 views. Contemp. vellum.

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        Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Colony of Rhode-Island, And

      1752. [Rhode Island]. Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Colony of Rhode-Island, And Providence- Plantations, In New-England, In America. From Anno 1745, To Anno 1752. Newport: Printed by J. Franklin, 1752. [viii], 110 pp. Folio (11" x 7"). Later reversed calf, red lettering piece with gilt title and date at foot of spine. Internally clean. A very good copy. * "A continuation of the third revision of Rhode Island laws" (Benedict). The first revised laws of the colony were printed in Boston in 1719; the second and third revisions were printed in Newport in 1730 and 1745 respectively. The present compilation is considered a supplement to the 1745 laws. Unlike the revisions which are in topical digest form, this is arranged chronologically by session. Printed by James Franklin, the son of James Franklin (1697-1735), brother of Benjamin Franklin. The younger James Franklin and his mother Ann Franklin were official printers for the colony throughout much of this period. [Benedict], Acts and Laws of the Thirteen Original Colonies and States 449. The Charlemagne Tower Collection of Colonial Laws 812.

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        Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis S. PII V. Pontificis Maximi Justu editum, et Urbani VIII. Auctoritate recognitum, Con l'Uffizio de' Morti, Sette Salmi, ed altre divote Orazioni e Divozioni.

      Venetiis Ex Typographia Balleoniana 1752 - 8vo, 160 x 96 mms., pp. xxiii [xxiv engraving], 424, title-page with engraved vignette, 7 engraved plates as part of register, on pages xxiv, 82, 138, 198, 252, 292, and 298, beautifully bound in full contemporary red morocco, with elaborately decorated gilt covers, spine gilt in compartments to a fan motif, all edges gilt; some slight wear to extremities, particularlry top of spine, but generally a fine copy. There are three provenance sources: an inscription in Italian on the recto of the front free end-paper which seems to be that of a young girl, with the autograph "Teresa Tergelli" in an 18th century hand. On the verso is the inscription "Mary H Pickersgill-Cunliffe/ from Mother/ July 1988". This is probably the daughter or granddaughter of the MP (for six weeks) John Cunliffe Pickersgill (1819 - 1867) and his wife Helen Hutton. Finally, on the rear paste-down end-paper is the pencil notation, "Sotheby 30 July 1957 [lot] 439/ ex libris Hugh Gledhill St Johns Oxford." Gledhill's books were sold at Sotheby's after his death. The fine engravings are by B. Falconi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire de la Langue Bretonne, ou L'On Voit Son Antiquité, Son Affinité Avec les Anciennes Langues, L'Explication de Plusieurs Passages de L'Ecriture Sainte, et des Auteurs Profanes, Avec L'Etymologie de Plusieurs Mots des Autres Langues

      François Delaguette, Paris, 1752. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine, partially and very neatly rebacked with sympathetic leather. 40cm tall, apparently a large paper copy. Scarce dictionary 25 years in the compiling, and one of the foundations of the study of Breton. Scattered light foxing and browning, minor creasing early on. 2, vii (i.e. xii), 14p, 928 cols, with approbation/privilege leaf at the rear. Brunet III 7520. Size: Folio. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Language & Linguistics; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043216. .

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        Le parfait négociant, ou instruction générale pour ce qui regarde le commerce... (&:) SAVARY des Bruslons, Jacques (1657-1716). - Dictionnaire universel de commerce... 6me édition, exactement revûe, corrigée, et considérablement augmentée... -

      Genève, Cramer & Philibert, 1752-1750.2 voll. in 1 + 4 voll. In-folio. Uniformi legature coeve in pergamena rigida, titolo impr. in oro sui dorsi. I: Con una tav. f.t. (20), 529 pp.; (24), 392 (recte 394) pp. II: (8), XLIV pp., 1310 col.; (4) pp., 1636 col.; (4) pp., 1406 col.; (4) pp., 1228 col., 31, (61) pp.; piccoli forellini di tarlo nel dorso di un volume e nei margini dei primi fogli di un altro; occasionali ingialliture ed alcuni fogli un po' arrossati; buon esemplare in solide legature coeve. Jacques Savary fu uno dei maggiori economisti francesi del '600. Per le sue capacità venne incaricato da Colbert di partecipare alla stesura di un nuovo codice commerciale, il noto "Codice Savary" (1673). La sua opera più famosa, ?Le parfait négociant?, apparve nel 1675. Anche il figlio Jacques Savary des Bruslons fu un economista assai apprezzato; lasciò una gran quantità di appunti per il ?Dictionnaire universel de commerce?, raccolti dal fratello Philemon-Louis Savary (1654-1727) e pubblicati postumi (1723). Il dizionario, il primo nel suo genere, riguarda il sistema bancario, l?industria, le assicurazioni, il diritto, la contabilità, la pesca, la navigazione, il trasporto, la storia ecc. Le due opere ebbero un notevole successo e vennero più volte pubblicate separatamente, ma in questa stimata edizione, rivista, corretta e notevolmente aumentata, dovrebbero trovarsi unite. Cf. Kress 5232 e Einaudi 5097. Goldsmiths? 8515 e 8476. Two classics on commerce by the foremost French economists of the 17th century, father and son, first published in 1675 and 1723 respectively. They were frequently reprinted separately, but in this edition they should be together. Some light toning of the paper; pin wormholes in spine of two vols. and first blank margins of another vol.; generally a good set, uniformly bound in contemp. vellum with gilt lettering on spines.

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        Orbis Vetus in utraque continente juxta mentem Sansonianam distinctus, nec non observationibus astonimicis redactus, accurante Robert de Vaugondy, Geography Regis ordinario....

      Decorativa raffigurazione del mondo antico a cura di Robert Vaugondy. Tra gli emisferi due cartigli: quello superiore, in cui è iscritto il titolo, è arricchito da due putti e dalla raffigurazione allegorica del tempo; mentre quello inferiore riporta delle notizie relative alla carta mm 470x710

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        Historia Plantarum Rariorum... Beschreibung Seltener Pflanzen ihrer fürtrefflichkeit wegen von neuem herausgegeben durch Johann Daniel Meyer.

      Nürnberg, gedruckt bey Andreas Bieling, 1752. Folio (495 x 350mm). pp. (6), 24, with 50 colour-printed mezzotint plates finished by hand. Contemporary half calf, spine in 7 compartments with floral gilt ornaments and red gilt lettered label, speckled boards. Very scarce German edition of Martyn's famous botanical work first published London 1728. The plates were re-engraved by Meyer but closely copied from the originals of Jacob van Huysum. The text is in Latin and German. The 1728 edition is the first botanical book illustrated with colour-printed plates. It is devoted to new species growing at the Chelsea Physic Garden and the Cambidge Botanic Garden, some of which had been brought from the Caribbean region by Dr. William Houston. Dunthorne calls the book 'a rather amazing item', because its plates are printed in colour in an early form of mezzotint. 'The work is of particular interest as it contains some of the earliest examples of colour-printing from a single metal plate... Many of the prints in the 'Historia' are printed in green but some are printed in two or more colours from a single plate at one impression. All were afterwards touched by hand' (Henrey II, p. 53). Most of the plates are after Jacob van Huysum, a flower painter born at Amsterdam. He worked in England from about 1721 and was the brother of the famous Dutch flower painter Jan van Huysum. The plates depict plants from Cape of Good Hope (a few Pelargosiums and a Mesem), North America and the West Indies. The titlepage shorter but from this copy. Nissen BBI 1290; Stafleu & Cowan 5563.

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        Le Rabelais Moderne, ou Les Oeuvres de François Rabelais, Docteur en Medecine, Mises a la portée de la plupart des Lecteurs, avec des Eclaircissements historiques, pour l'intelligence des allégories contenues dans le Gargantua, & dans le Pantagruel..

      A Amsterdam (Paris), chez Frederic Bernard, 1752. 1752 6 tomi in 8 volumi in -12, pp. (4) 247; (4) 417 (1); 431; 288; (2) 326; 270; (4) 290; (4) 445 (1). Leg. piena pelle dell'epoca. Dorsi lisci con fregi oro, titolo e numerazione su tasselli di marocchino. Tagli decorati a spruzzo. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione Originale di questa versione "modernizzata" delle opere di Rabelais. Curata da François-Marie de Marsy che si proponeva di rendere più accessibile uno dei testi più importanti della storia letteraria francese, rispetto alle versioni più erudite pubblicate fino ad allora.

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        Tablettes dramatiques, contenant l'abrégé de l'Histoire du Théâtre François, L'établissement des Théâtres à Paris, un Dictionnaire des Pièces et l'abrégé de l'Histoire des Auteurs & Acteurs. Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1752. [bound with:] Supplément aux Tablettes dramatiques pour les Années 1752 & 1753. Paris, Pissot, Jorry, Duchesne, 1753. [bound with:] Supplément ... pour 1753 & 1754. Paris, Jorry, Duchesne, 1754. [bound with:] Supplément ... pour 1754 & 1755. Paris, Jorry, Lambert et Duchesne, 1755. [bound with:] Supplément ... pour 1755 & 1756. Paris, Jorry, Lambert et Duchesne, 1756. [bound with:] Supplément ... pour 1756 & 1757. Paris, Jorry, Lambert et Duchesne, 1757. [bound with:] Supplément ... pour 1757 & 1758. Paris, Jorry, Lambert et Duchesne, 1758.

      Paris, Jorry et al., 1752-1758.. 8vo in 4s, pp. [ii] (series title dated 1763), xxii, [ii], 244, 88; 48 (the pagination of the six supplements is continuous); text printed within woodcut border; partly uncut, finely bound in late nineteenth century crushed blue morocco, spine in compartments, gilt-lettering directly to spine, tooled with theatrical mask to spine and to all four corners of upper and lower board, upper edge gilt, gilt dentelles; a fine copy. First edition, very rare with all six supplements present, of this detailed account of French theatre up to the middle of the eighteenth century. The supplements, which were published separately over the course of six years, are very rarely present. Here they are collected with a general title page, dated 1763, published 'at the expense of the author', and bound in a fine 'theatrical' binding. The Tablettes dramatiques are a most valuable source for the history of French theatre, covering first the history of the theatre, the history of the foundation of specific theatres, an inventory of plays performed or printed for the period 1552 to 1752, with critical commentary, and finally a biographical dictionary of authors and actors. The supplements generally follow the same format and give information on new plays, a performance calendar for the period in question, details of ballets, and biographical information on new emerging actors. A fascinating overview of French or more specifically Parisian theatre history, documenting the transition from medieval theatre to the highly organised and politicised drama up to the middle of the eighteenth century. The chevalier de Mouhy (1701-84), was a playwright and prolific author on the theatre, he also published an Histoire du theatre français depuit son origine jusqu'en 1780. Grand-Carteret (Almanachs Français) 192; Dufour, Bibliographie de Paris, p. 395; Soleinne, IV, 283; OCLC locates a number of copies of the main work, but only Dutch Royal Library, Lyon and Bibliotheque Nationale for the full complement of supplements.

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        A Genuine Account of the Life and Transactions of Howell ap David Price, Gentleman of Wales

      London: T Osborne, 1752 In nineteenth century maroon, half sheep, with red marbled boards, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, faded slightly, titles and tooling in gilt, edges rubbed. Internally, bookplate of J Maggs to fpd, first edition, 8vo, (viii), [1], 302 pp, early ink name at base of final page (Charles James), some occasional light soiling and spotting, small loss of impression affecting 3 letters on title, lacks the final advertisement leaf, there was another edition published in 1799. A wonderful copy of a very scare and important title. (ESTC T144445)Title continues: A Series of most remarkable occurrences during his seven years travels abroad; five of which were spent with a Lady he had released from Slavery. With particulars since his return with her to England.The extraordinary adventures of a Welsh sailor captured by French privateers, enslaved in Algeria, his escape with the wealthy Cleone, their joining of a caravan to Cairo, the loss and recovery of their jewelery from robbers, the pursuit of Cleone by another woman ("I die your slave, if not quickened to life again by your indulgent influence. In short I love you, even to the degree of foregoing all my future prospects with my husband... Zenora sigh'd, grasped my hand, and pressed her breast to mine all night..." - spurned she attempts to poison Cleone, is tried and executed), a journey to Mecca, further wranglings with slavers before the return journey to Britain during which the ship captain threatens Cleone that "if she did not comply to be his wife... he would use her as his whore". The author, of this supposed biography, eventually returns to Wales, where we leave him married with two children.

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        Algemeine Geschichte Der Lnder Un Vlker Von America.: Two volumes

      First Edition. Compiled and translated by Johann Friedrich Schrter. The introduction by Baumgarten is first published here and contains footnotes that are a list of books published on the Americas prior to the publication of this work. In original paper boards with titles stamped on leather labels on the spines. Complete with eight maps and sixty one plates, including frontispiece in volume one. Plates are bound into the rear of each volume on blank leaves and pull out of the text block. Each single page plate is folded once into the text block and were designed not to rest against any other printing so that none of the plates have any offsetting and have remained clean and bright. Part One is mainly a translation of MOEURS DES SAUVAGES AMERICAINS COMPARES AUX MOEURS DES PREMIERS TEMPS by Joseph Francois Lafiteau and published in Paris in 1723, which describes with great detail the customs, religious beliefs and social organization of the Native Americans. Part Two contains extracts from Rochefort, Charlevoix, and other writers. Many depictions of early Native Americans. With inoffensive private library stamp on ffep of both volumes and handwritten dates on spine of each volume. Sabin 77989, Howes S-200. Text is in German. Hardcover. Book condition: Near fine condition

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        The Works of Shakespeare: In Eight Volumes.

      Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected: With Notes, Explanatory, and Critical: By Mr. Theobald. The Third Edition. London: Printed for J. and P. Knapton, S. Birt, T. Longman, H. Lintot, C. Hitch, J. Hodges, J. Brindley, J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, B. Dod, and C. Corbet 1752. 12:o. Engraved portrait, (50),382; 430; 419; 466; 404,(1); 465; 420; 342,(78) pp. With an engraved plate to each play. Contemporary full calf. Spine gilt in compartments, red and green labels. Gilt frames on boards. Rubbing to boards. Some loss at head of spine on seven volumes. Vol. VII with small loss at tail of spine. Vol. IV-VII with cracking to front outer joints, but still firm and holding. 16,5 x 10,5 cm.. I: The Tempest./ The Midsummer Night's Dream./The Two Gentlemen of Verona./ Merry Wives of Windsor./ Measure for Measure. II. Much Ado about Nothing./ The Merchant of Venice./ Love`s Labour`s Lost./ As You Like It./ Taming the Shrew. III: All`s Well, that Ends Well./ Twelfth-Night: Or,What you will./ The Comedy of Errors./ The Winter-Night`s Tale./ The Life and Death of King John. IV: King Richard II./ King Henry IV. Part I./ King Henry IV. Part II. King Henry V./ King Henry VI. Part I. V: Henry VI. Part II./ Henry VI. Part III./ Richard III./ Henry VIII. VI: King Lear./ Timon of Athens./ Titus Andronicus./ Macbeth./ Coriolanus. VII: Julius Caesar./ Antony and Cleopatra./ Cymbeline./ Troilus and Cressida. VIII: Romeo and Juliet./ Hamlet./ Othello./ An index

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      København, Andreas Hartvig Godiche, 1752. 276 s. + div. formularer. Med samt. kobbertryk. Indb. samt. hellæderbind med rig rygdek.. Bindsider og ryg pæne og velholdte. Indre fals lidt løs. Siderne fremstår rene og helt pæne. Vejledning, forordninger og love for søfolk (Sø-etaten) under Frederik d.5. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Midwifery.

      London: Printed for D. Wilson and T. Durham, 1752.. Second Edition, corrected, early ownership inscription of Edward Seaton on fly-leaf, [2], xiv, lxxii, 454, [10] pp., contemporary calf, rebacked, spine ruled in gilt.Smellie was a dominating figure among the obstetricians of the eighteenth century, he owed much to his association with William Hunter. In his Treatise he described more accurately than any previous writer the mechanism of parturition, stressing the importance of exact measurement of the pelvis. He was the first to lay down safe rules regarding the use of forceps, and himself introduced the steel-lock, the curved, and the double forceps. Garrison and Morten, 6154.

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        The Life of Mahomet. Translated from the French Original...

      London: Printed for T. Longman and D. Hitch and L. Hawes... and J. and J. Rivington, 1752.. Third edition thus. 12mo. (2), iv, 294 pp. Contemporary full brown calf, gilt rules to boards, spine with raised bands, gilt rules to compartments else plain, the date written in ink in an old hand to the front paste down, also the initials "J C". Binding a bit rubbed, otherwise a very good example internally and externally. Translated by William Hinchcliffe.

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        1.) Electrical Experiments. 2) Opening the Cornea.

      1.) CANTON (John) Electrical Experiments, with an Attempt to Account for Their Several Phaenomena; Together with Some Observations on Thunder-Clouds, pp.350-8; * Canton made important contributions in the field of atmospheric electricity and verified Benjamin Franklin's famous experiment showing that thunderstorms were electrical in nature. In July 1752, Franklin performed his celebrated experiment with the kite but it was Canton, working independently, and with an apparatus substantially different from Franklin's, who succeeded in also obtaining electricity from thunderstorms on 20 July 1752. It is this experiment that is here described (along with others) in a letter to William Watson. With: 2) SHARP (Samuel) A Description of a New Method of Opening the Cornea, in Order to Extract the Crystalline Humour, By Mr. Samuel Sharp, Surgeon to Guy's Hospital.., pp.161-163, incorporating a woodcut diagram; with: 3) SHARP (Samuel) A Second Account of the New Method of Opening the Cornea, for Taking Away the Cataract; pp. 322-331, all within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 48, Part I, for 1753, comprising, x, 384pp small quarto, with 10 [of 12] engraved plates, late 19thC library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, a good copy, London, Davis, printer to the Royal Society,1754. * See Garrison and Morton 5829 for Daviel's first cataract operation of 1753, here translated and improved by Sharp. A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: HOSTY (A.) An Account of the Case of Anne Elizabeth Queriot, of Paris, Whose Bones Were Distorted and Softened; PRINGLE (John) An Account of Several Persons Seized with the Goal-Fever, Working in Newgate; And of the Manner, in Which the Infection Was Communicated to One Intire Family; WATSON (W.) An Account of Mr. Appleby's Process to Make Sea-Water Fresh; With Some Experiments Therewith; POCOCK (Richard) Farther Account of the Giant's Causeway in the County of Antrim in Ireland; KERSSEBOOM (William) A View of the Relation between the Celebrated. Dr. Halley's Tables, and the Notions of Mr. De Buffon, for Establishing a Rule for the Probable Duration of the Life of Man.

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      nella stamperia Muziana In-8 gr. (mm. 246x192), primo vol. (su 2), cartonato rustico coevo, pp. (22), 460,(34), ornato da testat., grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta, finalini e due insegne della citta', inc. su legno. Il vol. è illustrato da un ritratto del Granata (Arcidiacono della metropolitana chiesa di Capua) con alla base il suo stemma nobiliare, inc. in rame da Ant. Baldi, e da 3 belle piante topografiche, più volte ripieg. e f.t. (pure inc. in rame), i.e.: "Descrittione della citta di Capua nel sito e nel mondo antico, di Mons. Cesare Costa, gia' suo Arcivescovo? - ?Topographia Veteris Capuae? - ?Piano della città e della fortificazione di Capua". Interessante opera "in tre libri, ne' quali si fa memoria de' suoi Principi, e de' suoi Fasti dalla prima antichissima sua fondazione fino all'anno 1750. Col minuto rapporto del Ducato Beneventano, de' Principi barbari, con diverse dissertazioni, e colla notizia de' varj, e principali Edifizj, misero avanzo della sua antichità". Il 1° vol. contiene i primi due libri e la storia della città arriva fino al 1127. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Lozzi,I,1065 (in Nota) - Cat. Platneriana, p. 87 - Fera-Morlicchio,I, p. 270. Con fiorit. e uniformi lievi arross. interc. nel t. ma complessivam. un buon esempl. con barbe.

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        (DALIN, OLOF von)

      Herde-spel i tre öpningar, vid hans maj:ts återkomst från sin finska resa, til Drottningholm; på hennes maj:ts befallning förestäldt i trägården vid bemälte kongl. lust-slott, d. 11 aug. 1752. Sthlm, L. Salvius, (1752). 4:o. 34 s. Marmorerat pappbd med ljusbrun titeletikett och stänkta snitt (Hedberg, 1923). Ryggen ngt blekt och titeletiketten flammig. Pärmarna obetydligt bågnade. En liten numrering i den nedre marginalen på titelsidan. Några småfläckar, t.ex. en smal solkfläck i texten på s. 25. Sista sidan med en blyertsnotering i nedre marginalen. Med Gustaf Bernströms guldpräglade pärmexlibris och hans blyertsnotering "coll. cat.".. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 88. "Herde-spel" har en stark rojalistisk tendens, vilket användes emot Dalin 1756 i samband med att han avlägsnades från hovet och förbjöds att undervisa kronprinsen och träffa kungafamiljen och efter deras misslyckade statskupp

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