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        uvres de M. de Cre?billon .

      - Rare première édition desoeuvres complètes de Crébillon père. La seule pièce que le dramaturge produisit après cette édition,fut le Triumvirat, jouée pour la première fois en 1754. AUTEUR: TITRE:?uvres de M. de Cre?billon . LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:A Paris : De l'Imprimerie Royale., M. DCCL. [1750] COLLATION: XI-337 pp. + [2] ff., 398 pp. FORMAT: In- quarto de 26 x 20 cm RELIURE: reliure de l'époque plein- maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné de pièces de titreet de tomaison maroquin havane & encadrements fleuronnés, triple filet doré bordant les plats,double filet doré aux coupes, tranches dorées. ILLUSTRATIONS: beau frontispice allégorique, une vignette aux titres, un bandeau aux armesroyales, une lettrine, le tout gravé sur cuivre par J.Ph. Le Bas d'après F. Boucher,culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois. ETAT: Bel exemplaire séduisant, reliures solides et propre, le cuir est un peu frotté parl'usage, la coiffe de tête du tome 2 un peu abîmée, coins un peu abîmés. intérieur en très bonétat de conservation sans rousseurs ni mouillures. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME:Sommaire : Le t.1 renferme : Idoménée ; Atrée et Thyeste ; Electre ;Rhadamisthe et Zénobie. Le t.2 réunit : Sémiranis ; Pyrrhus ; Catilina ; Xerxès ; Discoursacadémiques. POIDS: 2500 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kaart van Londen enz en van het Naby Gelegen ruim een Uur gaans

      Amsterdam, 1754. Copper engraving, 29 x 42 cms, original hand-colour, from Tirion’s “Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas”. Tirion credits Rocque’s large-scale survey as the basis for his own detailed map, which extends between 5 and 10 miles round Charing Cross (described rather quaintly in the title as over an hour’s walk).

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        Beyträge zu nützlichem und vergnügendem Gebrauch und Verbesserung des Microscopii.

      Augsburg, E. Klett, 1754. - 2 Teile in 1 Bd. Aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche übersetzt. 17 Kupfertafeln, (10 Bl.), 576 S., (8 Bl.). Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Erste deutsche Ausgabe eines Klassikers der Mikroskopie. - Blake 28; Wellcome II, 88; Waller 10730; Hirsch/H. I, 294. - Erstmals 1753 in London erschienene Anleitung zum Mikroskopieren, mit ausführlicher Beschreibung der Objekte, darunter Kristallformen, Metallegierungen, Insekten etc. - Die als gefaltetes Frontispiz vorgebundene Tafel 16 mit Gesamt- und Detaildarstellungen eines Mikroskops. "Baker war weder mit dem screw-Barrel Mikroskop Wilsons, noch mit dem Dreifuß-Mikroskop Culpepers zufrieden und hatte deshalb John Cuff beauftragt, eine neues Mikroskop zu konstruieren, das seinen Anforderungen genügte. Cuff wurde dann durch die Veröffentlichung seines Mikroskops in Bakers Buch berühmt" (Martin/M. 99). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Observations on the Antiquities Historical and Monumental of the County of Cornwall . Consisting of Several Essays on the Druid-Superstition,customs, and Remains of the Most Antiquity, in Britain and the British Isles, Exemplify`d and Prov`d Monuments

      Oxford: W Jackson , 1754. A fine copy of this scarce early book on Cornwall, with many wonderful engravings of stone circles, dolmens, ring forts, castles , archaeological finds etc, some foxing through out as is normal , contemporary binding rebacked many years ago six raised bands with gilt title on red label , fine book plate of Thomas Michell C.B. signature of a previous owner on the fep, and another on the title page. 412 pp. . Book Plate of Former Owner.. First Edition. Full Brown Calf.. Very Good. Illus. by Illustrated with Engravings. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Traite de la Communaute Entre Mari et Femme

      1754. Le Brun, Denis [1640-1706], [Louis Hideux], [Matthieu Augeard (d.1751)] and [Jean-Louis Brunet (1688-1747)]. Traite de la Communaute Entre Mari et Femme, Avec un Triate de Communautes ou Societes Tacites. Ouvrage Posthume, Donne D'Abord au Public par les Soins de Maitre Louis Hideux. Nouvelle Edition, Augmentee Considerablement de Nouvelles Decisions & de Notes Critiques par Me----- & Me-----. Paris: Chez David Pere, 1754. xii, 636, 58, 25, [1] pp. Text printed in double columns. Folio (10" x 15-1/2"). Contemporary calf, cats-paw decoration to boards, lettering piece, raised bands, gilt ornaments to compartments, rouged edges, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. A few minor scuffs to boards, some wear to corners and joints, minor chipping to spine ends, hinges starting. Attractive woodcut printer device, head-pieces and tail-pieces. Chips to fore-edges of a few leaves with no loss to text. Occasional foxing, light discoloration to a few leaves, text otherwise fresh. An impressive volume. * Reissue of the 1733 revised and augmented edition. With index, side notes and a fascinating appendix containing six lengthy law reports. First published in 1709, this thorough treatise on marriage law and community property went through several printings during the eighteenth century. Le Brun was affected by the Enlightenment. He states in his preface that a marriage should be a "perfect society" in miniature, one that "imitates nature's ability to impose order," "converts passion into genuine affection" and "creates happiness through sympathy and communication" (v). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 14:1100.

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        The Life of Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great. A New Edition with Considerable Corrections and Additions

      London: Printed for A. Millar 1754. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1754.. First separate edition.. Edges a little rubbed; very good copy. Uncommon.. Cross, vol. 3, page 325; Rothschild 856. 12mo, modern polished calf by Bedford, brown morocco labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Leaf of publisher's ads, [vii-viii], present. ¦ One of the great works in the literature of roguery - a satirical novel written under the guise of the biography of a famous criminal. Fielding's account first appeared in Miscellanies (1743) and is here separately printed for the first time.

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        The Roman History from the Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium: That is, to the End of the Commonwealth. Volumes 7-16 Only. (ten of sixteen). The Second Edition.

      London J. & P. Knapton 1754 - A very nice part set of this work. Full leather contemporary binding with burgundy labels. Internally clean and tidy with red and black titles, illus. and plates. Vols. 8-9 revised and completed by J.B.L. Crevier; vols. 10-16 by Crevier, being the continuation of Rollin's work. Vol 16 has the index for the whole work to it. Externally, the binding to these ten volumes are clean and tidy, but with some rubbing to the leather. The labels are clean, with a touch of nicking only. Vol. XII has a closed tear to leaf A4. Vol. XVI has worm damage to the corner of the Frontis and first few pages (not affecting text). Otherwise the books are internally remarkably bright and tidy, with just the occasional bit of foxing / darkening. Each vol. has an engraved Frontis (so 10 plates). There are also 5 engraved folding maps (1 - that of Gaul, is hand coloured) and a engraved illus. of Caesar’s bridge over the Rhine (Both in vol. XII.) Charles Rollin (1661-1741) was a French academic and educationalist, in 1699 he was appointed principal of the Collège de Beauvais. Hi Jansenist principles led to limits on his progression, and Rollin's literary work dates chiefly from the later years of his life, when he had been forbidden to teach. His Roman history was in much part a compilation, and was a generally uncritical study. [xii], 372., xliv, 340., [xxiv], 376., [xxxii], 352., [xvi], 406., [xx], 384., [xvi], 364., [xvi], 372., [xvi], 370, [ii]., [viii], 132, [274]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the Liberty of the Press Chiefly...Respects...Slander

      1754. [Hayter, Thomas (1702-1762)]. An Essay on the Liberty of the Press Chiefly as it Respects Personal Slander. London: Printed for J. Raymond, [1755]. [iv], 47, [1] pp. Octavo (5" x 7-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into later cloth. Some rubbing with light wear to extremities, corners lightly bumped, small hold to half-title with no loss to text. "1754" in fine early hand to foot of title page, light soiling to verso of final leaf, interior otherwise fresh. * Second edition, published the same year as the first. Hayter considers the nature of a free press and concludes that "it is useful to reveal the designs of evil men to that they can be detected and restrained. While decrying the abuses that freedom of the press permits, he maintains that the advantages of freedom outweigh the disadvantages. The statement...represents one of the most liberal of the times " (McCoy). Hayter was bishop of Norwich and later bishop of London. OCLC locates 32 copies of this edition, 33 of all editions. McCoy, Freedom of the Press H165.

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        Discours politiques, traduits de l'Anglois.

      Amsterdam, et se vend à Paris, Michel Lambert 1754 - 2 vol. in-12, LVIII-431 et [4]-418 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos lisses cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison cerise et bouteille, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (rel. de la fin du XVIIIe). Bon exemplaire. Première édition française des douze "Political Discourses" publiés en anglais par Hume en 1752, dans la traduction de l'abbé Jean-Bernard Le Blanc auquel Hume adressa plusieurs lettres de remerciements et de félicitations. L?ouvrage contient également les Réflexions politiques sur l?état présent de l?Angleterre, principalement à l?égard de ses taxes & de ses dettes, traduction de Some Reflections On The Present State of the Nation de Bolingbroke (I, p. 331-429), ainsi qu?une bibliographie de livres d?économie politique. L?adresse d?Amsterdam est fictive, l?ouvrage a été publié à Paris par Michel Lambert, d?après la permission tacite qui lui a été accordée. Il reçut un accueil enthousiaste en France. Une autre édition française parut cette même année 1754, dans une traduction fautive de Mauvillon. Exemplaire de la bibliothèque du château de Cirey, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes.

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      - from 1754-1900. Pp. xii+306, 40 [of 42] plates (all within pagination, 9 coloured, with tissue guards), index; cr. 4to; olive green cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated in black, lightly soiled and worn, edges rubbed, the spine dulled and slightly split at extremities; t.e.g., others uncut; text block slightly browned, hinges starting, signs of bookplate removal from upper pastedown, 2 plates (pp. 229 and 231) lightly water stained, a couple of small edge chips or splits, scattered slight soiling; Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1907. First edition. Donovan & Murdoch 16090. *Scarce title. Lacking the frontispiece and one other black & white plate. With 2 small sheets of paper bearing the Club's printed letterhead (both slightly creased and soiled) loosely inserted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur l'art de la guerre

      Chez Prault et Jombert,, A Paris, 1754 - Due volumi di cm. 28, pp. (8) 443 (1); (4) 3, 204 (2) + 1 cb. Frontespizi in rosso e nero con grande incisione centrale, grandi testate e 25 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate f.t. Lagatura strettamente coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli rossi e sguardie marmorizzate. Qualche spellatura superficiale ai piatti, peraltro esemplare fresco, pulito, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Ediziione originale di questo vasto trattato di arte militare silato da Turpin de Crissé che fu colonello del reggimento d'infanteria di Sanzay e luogotenente del duca di Bourgogne. Cfr. Olivier, 2220. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      London: David Mallet,, 1754-75. [Including] The Philosophical Works in five volumes; [and] A Dissertation Upon Parties; Remarks on the History of England; A Collection of Political Tracts; Letters on the Study and Use of History; A Letter to Sir William Windham; Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism. 11 volumes, octavo (202 × 125 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, green and red morocco labels, cream endpapers. Some mild staining and browning to leaves, spines rubbed, spine tips a little worn with some wear to top joints. A very good set in a contemporary binding. First edition of the philosophical works, new editions of the others. Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, was a philosopher and politician who lead the Tory party during the reign of Queen Anne, and exerted considerable influence over England's diplomatic relations with France. He ruined his political career by supporting the Jacobite claim in 1715, though this did stimulate him to write what is perhaps his most famous text "Reflections Upon Exile". Noted for his sparkling intelligence as a political philosopher, Bolingbroke was the patron of Alexander Pope, and a close friend of Jonathan Swift, who said of Bolingbroke that his aim in life seemed to be to mix licentious orgies with the highest political responsibilities. St Andrew St John of Bletsoe, whose bookplates appear at the front of each volume, was a Whig politician and a friend of Charles James Fox, making this set a curious and perhaps rare example of a politician taking the time to consider the arguments of the opposition.

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        The Book of Common Prayer and administration of the Sacraments and othe Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the Church of England together with psalms of David pointed as they are to be sung or said in Chruches

      Oxford Thomas Baskett. LEATHER_BOUND. Wear to boards especially the corners, content clean and sharp but with foxing throughout, solidly bound except front board coming loose, no DJ. Goat skin covered spine gilt writing on cover and gilt pages. Marbled front and rear pages. . Fair. 1754.

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        The Dignity of Human Nature. Or, A brief Account of the certain and established Means for attaining the true End of our Existence. In Four Books. Of Prudence. II. Of Knowledge. III. Of Virtue. IV. Of Revealed Religion

      London, Printed by W. B. and sold by J. and P. Knapton..., 1754. 1754. FIRST EDITION. 4to, 233 x 178 mms., pp. xxii [xxii blank, xxiv Errata], 430, contemporary calf, falling to bits, with rear cover detached, front cover attached from earlier reback, corners worn, spine chipped, but a very good provenance: Formerly the copy of the British artist Sir Stanley Spenser (1891 - 1959), inscribed on the front paste-down "Ex libris G R Carline, F.R.A.I. F.R.G.S. given to Stanley Spencer 1933 [after death of G R C] then on Stanley S's death 1959 to Richard Carline" ; it might seem from this that Spencer inherited the book from his first father-in-law, but it is also possible that this G R Carline was, in fact, his brother in law, and that the book later passed down to another brother in law, Richard, who was a fellow artist; whatever, this is an interesting association copy of the "Downshire Hill" set. On the top margin of the title-page is the autograph and date of an earlier owner: "Mary Bethia Horton 1777." Mary Bethia Scott (1705 - 1781) married Sir Joshua Horton. The copy of the book is not itself in wonderful condition, but I would be reluctant to destroy the integrity of the provenance by having the binding restored. James Burgh(1714-1775), educational theorist and author, was "Master of an Academy at Newington-Green, Middlesex," according to the title-page. His wife Hannah was friend of Mary Wollstonecraft and helped her to open a school at Newington Green in 1783. The book is a curious mixture of testy self-righteousness and priggishness on one hand and sensible suggestions and practical advice on the other. Citing the best English poets, Burgh names Spenser, Milton, Shakespeare, Waller, Rowe, Addison, and Pope, and then adds, "it is to the disgrace of our country and religion, that such stuff as the greatest parts of the works of a Dryden, or a Congreve, and such like, should be in print." Later, he would gladden the hearts of many modern educational theorists when he says, "As to making Latin or Greek themes or verses, I would as soon have a son of mine taught to dance on a rope."

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        Nieuwe Kaart van het Westelykste Deel der WeereldÖ

      Amsterdam,: Isaak Tirion, 1754.. Handcoloured map, 405 x 480 mm. (sheet size); mounted, fine. An attractive mid-eighteenth century Dutch map of the Americas with the original handcolouring. The map shows discoveries in North and South America in some detail, and includes the Atlantic and Southern oceans with peripheral detail of Europe and easternmost Africa. A number of discoveries in the south Pacific are included, including the Marquesas and Solomon Islands. Of particular interest are a chain of ambiguously defined islands with engraved text indicating that they were sighted by Quiros in 1605.The Amsterdam based publisher Isaak Tirion (1705-1769) is known to have produced books, charts and maps for the Dutch mercantile elite. Tirion was primarily a cartographic publisher, who issued several lavish atlases as well as smaller geographical guides (literally 'Hand Atlas'), from which this attractive map is derived. During his prolific career Tirion was associated with the Dutch East India Company; in 1757 Willem Udemans, a shipwright and director of the VOC shipyard at Middelburg commissioned Tirion to print a treatise on naval architecture. He also published a Dutch language edition of Commodore Anson's circumnavigation in 1749, a work remarkable for the quality of its maps and charts.

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        Remarques sur les avantages et les désavantages de la France et de la Gr. Bretagne, par rapport au commerce, & aux autres sources de la puissance des États. Traduction de l'anglais du chevalier John Nickolls. Seconde édition.

      À Leyde, Et se trouve à Paris, chez les frères Estienne 1754 - in-12, VI-[8]-411 pp., veau fauve, dos lisse orné, tranches rouges (rel. de l'époque). Ex-libris manuscrit sur la page de titre Ex-libris de Larivaux. Bon exemplaire. Mentione de troisième édition. "L'annonce donnant cet ouvrage comme traduit de l'anglais est, d'après Quérard, une supercherie. Documentation particulièrement riche accompagnée d'observations personnelles sur la population, les classes sociales, l'économie, le commerce". INED, 3607.

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        Remarques sur les avantages et les désavantages de la France et de la Grande-Bretagne, par rapport au Commerce, & aux autres Sources de la Puissance des Etats. Traduction de l'anglois du chevalier John Nickolls [i.e. Plumart]. Troisième édition, augmentée d’un essai sur la Police et le commerce des grains.

      - Dresde, 1754. In-12, pleine basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin, vi, (8), 478 p. Nouvelle édition à l'adresse de Dresde, la meilleure et la plus complète, augmentée de 'l'Essai sur la Police & le Commerce des Grains' par C.J. Herbert. "L''annonce donnant cet ouvrage comme traduit de l'anglais est, d'après Quérard, une supercherie (.). Documentation particulièrement riche, accompagnée d'observations personnelles sur la population, les classes sociales, le commerce, l'économie (.)" (Cf. longue analyse dans INED, 3607). Selon Weulersse, l'auteur fut encouragé dans son travail par GOURNAY, et QUESNAY devait reproduire de longs passages dans son article de l’ ‘Encyclopédie’ sur les grains. "L'ouvrage remporta un véritable triomphe: 'c'est le livre des livres' s'écria d'Argenson. Cela est bien au-dessus de "L'Esprit des Lois" pour la solidité du raisonnement (.). On attribue même à son influence la promulgation de l'Édit de liberté de septembre 1754" (Weulersse, I, p. 27 et s.). C.-J. Herbert (1700-58) fut l'un des premiers économistes à défendre la liberté du commerce des grains en France. Il possédait de la charge de la ferme des Carrosses de Bordeaux. (Einaudi, 4479. Goldsmiths, 8918. Higgs, 744. Kress, 5383. Weulersse, I, p. xix). Dos et plats restaurés, la dorure n’a pas été restituée là où elle manquait. Sans le feuillet de garde blanc.

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        Account of American Affairs: Relation of the late action in Virginia and Capitulation with the French. A republication of an account of the Colonel George Washington's Battle at Fort Necessity and his subsequent "Captulation."

      London: D. Henry and R. Cave, 1754. 2-page article within the entire September edition of The Gentleman's Magazine. Removed from a bound volume. Tight binding with clean pages. Very light wear. One of the earliest descriptions of the action at Fort Necessity in the Great Meadows of the Ohio which forced Colonel Washington's force of 400 to withdraw. Printed shortly after the first account in the Virginia Gazette. This article (which pre-dates a French account published in the 4 October edition of Le Courrier in Avignon) also includes an English translation of the terms of Washington's capitulation signed in print by the French Commander, Louis Coulon de Villers, that accuses Washington's force of assassinating a French officer (de Villers brother) while he was bearing a diplomatic "citation." Washington's acceptance of these terms, which has been attributed to a poor translation by a Dutch trader who accompanied Washington's force, created a major scandal in both France and England and led directly to the Seven Years War, of which the American French and Indian War was one of the theaters. The English author, Horace Walpole, famously wrote of this event, "The volley fired by a young Virginian in the backwoods of America set the world on fire.". Newspaper. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Essais De Montaigne, Avec Les Notes De M. Coste.

      Jean Nourse & Vaillant, Londres 1754 - LXXXIVpp. - 2 hojas y 298pp. = 2 hojas y 363pp. = 2 hojas y 368pp. = 2 hojas y 368pp. = 2 hojas y 378pp. = 2 hojas y 377 pp. = 2 hojas y 418pp. = 2 hojas y 364pp. = 2 hojas y 365pp. = y = 2 hojas y 412pp. Bello y muy completo ejemplar de la primera edición con las notas de Pierre Coste(1668-1747). Encuadernado de época en piel jaspeada, lomeras con 2 tejuelos y florones. Cortes pintados. Nuestro ejemplar con ex-libris de la Biblioteca del príncipe Juan Pedro Aladro y Kastriota , diplomático español descendiente de la familia real albanesa. Comendador de la Real Orden de Carlos III. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Register (January to December 1754)

      London.: D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate.. Volume XXIV.. 1754.. Bound volume in 3/4 leather binding (spine perished, covers detached and very worn); 8.75 x 5.25 inches; title page and preface; 603 pp and index. Bookplate on verso of front cover of Richard Pulteney, MD, the English physician who advanced acceptance of Linnaean taxonomy and the author of the first English language biography of the botanist. It appears the volume subsequently became the property of the Exeter City Library, as is affirmed by the presence of several circular ink stamps on various pages. Volume notable for two (uncolored) maps, "British American Plantations" by Bowen, and "Discoveries of Admiral de Fontes." One plate, Bridge at Blois, suffers a clean tear along one fold. With regard to the plates, the volume has been eccentrically bound. Several plates are not present, others are bound not according to the publisher's instructions, while there are present plates from other sources. These plates are of eminent men of the time and are inserted at intervals throughout the volume. Overall, contents in very good condition, with plates bright and clean--although somewhat of a grab bag in terms of their organization plus the unlisted presence of additional subject matter. Present is a bright and clean copy of Bowen's "Map of the British American Plantations...from Georgia." (9 x 11.5 inches.) This highly detailed map identifies the Plantations along the east coast and also English and French forts, the topography of the region and established trails leading inland to the Mississippi. It is particularly noteworthy for the delineation of Indian tribes to the west of the Blue Ridge Mountains; indeed, it is a preeminent map in this regard. Also present is M. De l'Isle's "A General Map of the Discoveries of Admiral De Fonte & Others" (8 x 10.75 inches) depicting discoveries in the North Pacific with attention to the supposed Northwest Passage. The map has been described as "a spectacular example of imagination and fiction on the one hand and up-to-date cartography and information on the other" — this latter based on De l'Isle's access in St. Petersburg to secret maps of Russian discoveries, as well as personal experiences on a voyage of Russian exploration (source: Wendt Collection website). There are six or more engraved portraits of eminent men not called for in the volume's list of plates. These are: Hogarth's James Gibbs, (the noted architect); Hogarth's Martin Folkes, (President of the Royal Society); Captain Isaac Schomberg, (famed for his exploits in the American Revolutionary War); Alexander Cruden, (eccentric Biblical scholar); Richard Mead, (physician); and William Dampier, (explorer and natural historian of New Holland). Also present in the volume is an account of George Washington's "Journey from Williamsburg to the French Fort, near the Lake Erri, in Virginia." The object of Washington's travels was to dissuade Native Americans from all dealings with the French. A fascinating volume warranting the renewal of covers and spine. Contents in overall very good condition, with occasional soiling and offset. .

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        Les Isles Britanniques qui comprennent Les Royaumes d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande

      1754.. British Isles which includes the Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland. Copper engraving. Later colouring. In fine condition but with slight foxing and some staining on the bottom margin but not affecting image Size: 58.7 x 47.7 cm. (23 x 19 inches) A detailed map of the Brritish Isles with decorative cartouche depicting the tools of map-making with flags and Royal Coat of Arms. There is an inset entitled " Supplement pour les Isles Orcades, Shetland and Fero

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      1754.. Copper engraving. Later colour. Very good condition. Some offsetting at left centre, otherwise very clean and crisp. Attractive map of the British Isles, with an inset at top right of the Orkneys, Shetlands and Faroe Islands. Title cartouche at top left, decorated with Royal Arms, banners, and other regal objects.

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        Excursus litterarii per Italiam ab anno MDCCXLII. ad annum MDCCLII.

      Remondini,, Venetiis, 1754 - Due volumi in-4, pp. (12) 380; viii, 364. Vignette incise ai frontespizi (il primo in rosso e nero), figure xilografiche nel testo ed 8 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate f.t. Leg. coeva in pergamena rigida (mezza pergamena per il secondo volume) con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Qualche forellino di tarlo al dorso del secondo volume, peraltro buona conservazione. L'autore successe a L.A. Muratori nella direzione della biblioteca di Modena. Questa sua opera di grande erudizione contiene molte notizie riguardanti l'arte e la storia italiana e, sull'esempio di una certa attitudine settecentesca, preziose informazioni su alcune biblioteche italiane. Edizione originale ed unica, rara soprattutto quando completa dei due volumi. Cfr. Olschki (Choix.), 12472; Graesse VII, 291 e Brunet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Clavis Diplomatica, Specimina Vetervm Scriptvrarvm Tradens, Alphabeta Nimirvm Varia, Medii Evi Compendia Scribendi, Notariorvm Vetervm Signa Perpvra, Cet : Singvla Tabvlis Aeneis Expressa . ..praemissa Est Bibliotheca Scriptorvm Rei Diplomaticae. Iterata Hac Editione Sic Ab Avctore Recognita, Emendata Ac Locvpletata, Vt Novvm Opvs Videri Possit

      Hanoverae : Sumpt. Haeredvm B. N. Foersteri Et Filii, 1754. 1st Edition. Language: Latin. Physical desc. : [4], 60, 616, [20] p. , [52] 18, [1] plates ; 24cm. Subject: Diplomacy. Paleography, Latin. Abbreviations, Latin. Illustrations: facsimiles of handwriting. Very good copy in the original full vellum. Professionally re-backed with a new label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. On request.

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        The Principles of Mechanics; Explaining and Demonstrating the General Laws of Motion, The Laws of Gravity, Motion of Descending Bodies

      W. Innys and J. Richardson, London, 1754. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Attractively rebound in brown calf, blindtooled and gilt, with new endpapers on early marbled paper. Foxed, stained, age toned and chipped througout. Many of the plates repaired at the folds with Japanese paper, a few with early repairs with newspaper on the verso and earlier repairs reattaching the plates by sewing. Plate edges chipped in the margins with some loss onto the plate area in a few cases, offsetting onto text pages. Despite all this, the 32 plates are complete and largely intact, and the text is complete and legible. Though it went through editions until 1825 and an abridgement in 1769, (Bibliotheca Mechanica 101/102) the first edition is rarely seen. The detailed plates show windmills, water wheels, fountains, and, most famously, a sail powered cart with gears that directly supply power to the front wheels. xi, (5), 312pp. ESTC N11794. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042698. .

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        THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXIV. For the YEAR M.DCC.LIV [1754]

      London: D. Henry, and R. Cave, at St Johns Gate, 1754. Hardcover. Very Good. Plates including frontis (24 of 25) with 25th plate given in facsimile). Woodcuts including full page + music. Plates include fine map of North-west coast of America from Hudson Bay in the north to area of California to Siberia and Kamchatka in the west e Octavo half tan blind tooled leather on 5 raised bands and red gilt spine label with marbled boards (sl.faded or rubbed). Frontis +Titlepage +Preface +603pp +[21]pp index. One tear repaired but bit discoloured by previous tape removal & one small hole, else clean and tight. Account of Journey by Major George Washington from Williamsburg to the French Fort near Lake Eri "in Virginia" including extracts from his Journals and meeting Indians, and (p399) now Colonel Washington with 400 men fights French in the great meadows on the Ohio. Fine map of Boston to Charlestown west to the Mississippi River with hundreds of river names (mainly Indian), panorama view of London, early fire engine, air pump, new invented carriage, portrait of the publisher Edward Cave age 62 etc. Articles on new inventions, importation of American plant seeds.

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      London, 1754. Second Edition. Hand-colored Plate. The Blue-Winged Teal is Plate T99 from the Second Edition of Catesby';s NATURAL HISTORY OF CAROLINA, FLORIDA, AND THE BAHAMA ISLANDS. Engraved and hand-colored on a 14 x 20.5" sheet. The accompanying text material is included.~~Englishman Mark Catesby first came to America in 1712, making Williamsburg in the Virginia colony his first stop. He quickly became enraptured with little known flora and fauna of the colonies and stayed for seven years. His second trip was in 1722, and was made under the auspices of the Royal Society with the charge to publish the first scientific description of America';s plants and animals. On his return to England, he spent the rest of life writing and illustrating THE NATURAL HISTORY. Of the "Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants" that Catesby found, the birds occupied the forefront. Engraved and colored one hundred years before Audubon, his straightforward presentation~of birds in their natural settings is compelling and fresh.

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        [respondent]. Med guds wälsignande nåd och wederbörandes tilstånd yttrade tankar, om nyttan, som kunnat tilfalla wart kjära fädernesland, af des nybygge i America, fordom nya Swerige kalladt.

      A.a. Åbo, J. Merckel, (1754). 4:o. (6),15,(1) s. Enkelt ljust pappbd med präntad titeltext. Inlagan oskuren och ouppskuren.. Vallinkoski Dissertationer i Åbo 1880. Med hyllningsskrifter av Adam Nordin, André Gab. Clareen och respondentens broder Carl Johan Backman

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        The History of Sir Charles Grandison in a Series of LettersÖ

      London,: Printed for S. Richardson, 1754.. Seven volumes, small octavo, single leaf publisher's advertisement in volume IV, marginal tear with slight loss to one page of volume III and two pages in volume VI, some pages becoming loose (see volume IV), early owner's inscription to each title-page ("Jurin"), occasional eighteenth-century marginalia; overall an attractive set in contemporary full calf, banded spines with double green and red labels, some wear including chipping to some of the labels, and chipping to head and tail of spines, a little shaken. First editions: a handsome set, the third and last of Richardson's great epistolary novels, in striking contemporary condition.Considered a companion to the earlier Clarissa, here Richardson gave a portrait of a good man, to balance some of the portraits of bounders and cads that had graced his earlier novels. Richardson's patience - and vanity - had been tried by the publishing success of Fielding's Tom Jones, and he took some time to complete the tale. It was published anonymously ("by the Editor of Pamela and Clarissa"), but in the preface Richardson all but admitted his authorship.The novel has not been considered the equal of Clarissa - "none of his three novels has set modern criticism so much at variance as Grandison" notes the Cambridge History of English Literature - but its greatness is considered to be Richardson's ability to present a rich and varied cast of characters, and the freshness of his observation, particularly with regards to the comic figures. Jane Austen and George Eliot both thought highly of the book, and Ruskin ranked it with Don Quixote, though others have found Charles Grandison impossibly perfect and consequently uninteresting.Although showing a few signs of wear, and indeed of having been carefully read, this is an attractive set.Rothschild, 1752.

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        The History of Sir Charles Grandison in a Series of Letters published from the originals, by the Editor of Pamela and Clarissa. In six volumes. To the Last of which is added, An Historical and Chracteristical Index

      London: printed for S. Richardson; and sold by C. Hitch and L. Hawes, in Pater-Noster Row; by J. and J. Rivington, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; by Andrew Millar, in the Strand; by R. and J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; and by J. Leake, at Bath. 1754 Second edition ( as stated on the title-page of "Vol.VI. and Last" ) Complete in 6 volumes. 8vo, contemporary full calf, narrow guilt rules to sides, spines gilt in compartments with crimson lettering pieces. Several headbands a little chipped. Two joints cracked but very firm. Some foxing and browning especially to prelims. Some rubbing but generally a pleasing contemporary binding and attractive on the shelf. The title of volume 6 is expanded to read: "To which is added, An Historical and Characteristical Index. As also, A Brief History, authenticated by Original Letters, of the Treatment which the Editor has met with from certain Booksellers and Printers in Dublin. Including Observations on Mr. Faulkner's Defence of Himself, published in his Irish News-Paper of Nov. 3. 1753." In volume 6 also "R. Main, in Dublin" is added to the imprint. Actually published 1753-1754 ( see Sale, W. M., Samuel Richardson. A bibliographical record of his literary career with historical notes. New Haven, 1936). With the engraved armorial bookplates of Sir Robert Eden Bart (1717 - 1755) with his signature and date 1753 corrected to 1754 in two volumes.

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        Account of a Journey from Williamsburg to the French Fort, near the Lake Erie, in Virginia. In The Gentleman's Magazine

      London: D. Henry and R. Cave, 1754. 4-page article within the entire June edition of The Gentleman's Magazine. A scarce and important account providing one of the earliest descriptions of 21-year old Major George Washington's famous journey from Williamsburg to deliver a letter from Governor Dinwiddie to the French commandant at Fort Le Boeuf near Lake Erie demanding that the French abandon the area. Published shortly after Washington's journal was printed for the House of Burgesses in February and at the same time as a similar "extract" of the account was published in The London Magazine. This article copies much verbatim from Washington's Journal and includes considerable information about Washington's meetings with potential Indian allies and his arduous return journey by foot and raft in the freezing cold during which he was ambushed by a party of "French Indians." Removed from a bound volume. Tight binding with clean pages. Very light wear.. Newspaper. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Principles of the Laws of Scotland: In That Order of Sir George

      1754. [Erskine, John (1695-1768)]. The Principles of the Laws of Scotland: In That Order of Sir George Mackenzie's Institutions of That Law. Edinburgh: Printed by Hamilton, Balfour, and Neill, 1754. [viii], 261, [1]; [2], [265]-509, [29] pp. Two volumes in one book with continuous pagination and individual title pages. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine, edges rouged. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, hinges cracked but secure, rear free endpaper lacking, tear to leaf Z1 in second volume carefully repaired. Early armorial bookplate (of Hugh McLean of Ardgour) to front pastedown. Offsetting to endleaves, light toning to text, internally clean. * First edition. The Dictionary of National Biography says this is a work "of very great importance. (...) [It] was first published in 1754 as a manual for the use of his class, for whom he had hitherto prescribed Sir George Mackenzie's work. It became at once popular. New editions were published under the author's supervision in 1757 and 1764, and after his death it was edited in succession by Gillon, Professor Schank More, Mr. Guthrie Smith, and Mr. William Guthrie. The seventeenth edition was published in 1886 by Professor Macpherson, by whom 'the book has been restored to its original position as the Scots law manual in the metropolitan university'." OCLC locates 9 copies. Not in COPAC. Dictionary of National Biography VI:849. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:40.

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        A New Universal History of Voyages and Travels.

      W. Owen,, London: 1754 - Collected from the moft authentic Authors in all Languages. Containing Every Thing worthy Observation in the Four Quarters of the Globe. W. Owen: London 1754. 3 vols., sm. 8vo. (xiv) 438pp, 4pp ads, f + 1pp ills, folding world map, (&) 468pp, folding world map, f + 3 plts, 5 folding maps, (&) 466pp, 2pp ads, f + folding map, 2 folding plts. Contemporary full leather binding, raised bands & gilt decorated, corners little rubbed, damp affecting foredge of vol. 2 o/w a pleasant copy. Chronicles voyages from Magellan through to Anson and includes Drake, Cavendish, Schouten, Dampier, Funnell, Shelvocke & Roggewein. The work cover the Spanish, Dutch, French & English possessions in America & deals at length the French encroachments in Ohio based largely on Major Washington's report. OCLC: 24915030 cites only 4 copies worldwide, Bishop Museum, West Virginia Univ, Cambridge & Wellcome Institute. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan von der Gegend bey Berlin wo S. Königl. Majestet anno 1754 Mense Majo die Manoevres machen lassen, wie auch die Gegenden vor dem Potzdammer, Hallischen und Cottbusser Thore." Manuskript-Plan der südlichen Stadtteile

      Aquarellierte Federzeichnung 1754. 43.5x57 cm. - Südorientierter Plan der südlichen Berliner Stadtteile: Buckow, Mariendorf, Steglitz, Britz, Tempelhof, Rixdorf (heute Neukölln), Schöneberg und Wilmersdorf vor den am gegenüberliegenden Ufer des Landwehrgrabens liegenden Schlesischen, Cottbuser, Halleschen und Potsdamer Stadttoren. Detaillierte Darstellung des Geländes mit den heutigen Stadtteilen als Gemeinden und Einzeichnung des Straßen- und Wegenetzes, der Waldgebiete und des bewirtschafteten Landes, Erhebungen sind durch Schraffur angedeutet. Landschaftsmerkmale wie Weinberg, Plantage, Küchengärten, königlicher Küchengarten, Meiereien, Windmühlen, Meilenzeiger, Lehmgrube, Schäferei und die Grenze zwischen Tempelhof und Schöneberg sind vermerkt, sowie, dem militärischen Charakter des Blattes entsprechend, die Schlachtlinien des ersten und zweiten "Treffens" des 1754 stattgefundenen Manövers. Umgeben ist die 28 x 38,5 cm große, mit einem schwarzen Tuschrand eingefasste Karte des Manövergebietes durch einen in 9 Textfelder eingeteilten Rand. Die Felder sind zwischen 4,8 bis 11 cm breit und haben ebenfalls schwarze getuschte Einfassungslinien. Neben dem Titelfeld, werden in 3 Feldern listenartig die am Manöver teilnehmenden Regimenter und Kavallerie-Regimenter, die Befehlshaber der Grenadierbataillone und die Kommandeure der Kolonnen, Brigaden und Grenadierbataillone aufgeführt. 4 Felder zeigen die Schlachtordnungen der Truppen mit ihren Farben an den am 23., 27. und 29. Mai 1754 durchgeführten Truppenübungen, ein Feld die Schlachtordnung der Truppen des Generallieutenants Prinz von Braunschweig und ein Feld eine Manöverübung: "Das zur Retraite formirte Quarre" des Bataillons Forcade. Teilnehmende Regimenter der Manöver waren: Schwerin, Kalckstein, Marggraf Carl, Prinz von Preussen Infanterie, Hacke, Prinz von Darmstadt, von Meirinck, von Forcade, von Würtenberg, von Itzenplitz, Ferdinand, Prinz von Braunschweig; der Kavallerie: Garde du Corps, Gensdarmes, Prinz von Preussen, Ziethen. Die Befehlshaber waren: die Generalfeldmarschälle Graf von Schwerin, von Kalckstein, General SKH Markgraf Carl, die General-Lieutenants Prinz von Preussen, Prinz von Brandenburg, die General Majore Prinz von Darmstadt, von Meirinets (?), von Forcade, von Winterfeld, von Itzenplitz, von Pfuhl, von Willich, von Schöning, die Obristen von Grumbkow, von Finck, von Philo, von Möllendorf, von Tauentzien, von Billerbeck.Friedrich der Große ließ ab 1746 Manöver zur Schulung, Ausbildung und Vorbereitung der Soldaten und Befehlshaber auf Kriegszeiten durchführen, sie wurden zur Erprobung neuer Taktiken und zur Koordination zwischen größeren Truppenverbänden und verschiedenen Waffengattungen genutzt. Die dargestellte Übung fand 2 Jahre vor dem Einmarsch der preußischen Truppen in Sachsen, dem Beginn des Siebenjährigen Krieges, zwischen Tempelhof und Rixdorf, dem heutigen Neukölln, statt. Während seiner Regierungszeit unterlagen militärische Dinge der strengsten Geheimhaltung, so wurden kaum militärische Karten oder wie vorliegend Manöverpläne gedruckt, sondern durch Handzeichnungen dokumentiert und dadurch nur einem kleinen Personenkreis zugänglich gemacht. Eine Verbreitung in der Öffentlichkeit und Kenntnisnahme militärischer Information durch andere Mächte wurde so verhindert.Sauber und mit großer Sorgfalt gearbeitetes Blatt in schönen Farben, auf kräftigem Zeichenpapier ausgeführt. Ein 1,5 cm langer Randeinriss restauriert. Militärhistorisch hochinteressantes Dokument aus der Zeit Friedrichs des Großen.

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        Officium in festo B. M. Virginis de Guadalupe Mexicanae

      Rom, G. Salomon 1754.. Mit Titel gedruckt in Rot und Schwarz mit gr. gest. Vignette. 152 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit dezenter Fileten- und Rückenvergold., dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und 2 Messingschließen. Palau 199518; Mathes, Bibliotheca Novohispana Guadalupana 86. - Erste Ausgabe. - Liturgie für das Fest der mexikanischen Nationalheiligen. Am Schluss das päpstliche Dekret vom 24. 4. 1754, betreffend die Zelebrierung dieser Feier in Mexiko am 12. Dezember. - Gering berieben. Überwiegend etwas gebräunt, wenig wasserrandig.

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        Essai sur les usages des montagnes, avec une lettre sur le Nil

      Zürich, Heidegger 1754. 22 cm. 16, 412 Seiten Buntpapier-Kartonage der Zeit, nicht beschnitten - Poggendorff I, 170 - BBKL 24, 238-241 - Erste Ausgabe. Umfangreiches Sammelwerk zur Geologie der Schweizer Alpen, Mineralien und Fossilien. Enthält unter anderem folgende Kapitel: Les montagnes servent à affermir la terre et à la conserver; Des végétaux, que produisent les montagnes; Des animaux qui habitent les montagnes; Des Fossiles; Les montagnes servent à contenir les eaux; De l'usage des cavernes; Idée générale d'un arrangement methodique des fossiles; Essai de la minerographie, et de l'hydrographie du canton de Berne. Mit Register: Indice des lieux du Canton de Berne, ou l'on trouve des mineraux, fossiles & des eaux remarquables; Lettre sur les inondations du Nil, et sur l'usage des montagnes de l'Abissinie; Index realis mineralogiae Bernensis. Élie Bertrand (1713 - 1797), reformierter Pfarrer und Naturwissenschaftler, war durch seine Kenntnisse Mitglied zahlreicher wissenschaftlicher Akademien, so in Berlin, Göttingen, Leipzig, Basel, etc., Mitarbeiter verschiedener Journale und einer der bedeutendsten Gründer der ökonomischen Gesellschaft von Yverdon. Gedruckt auf starkem, breitrandigen Papier. Stellenweise leicht braunfleckig, Stempel auf Vortitel, Namenseintrag auf Vortitel - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All Fours, as it hath been publickly play'd at Oxford ... In a letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his friend Abraham Nixon

      London: W. Owen, [1754]. 8vo. (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches). 24pp. Modern boards, black morocco label on the upper cover. A mid-18th century English attack on gambling and card playing by the Reverend William Hawkins. In this anonymously authored pamphlet, Hawkins condemns card playing, giving specifics on the evils of various versions of whist. The work, as the essay makes clear, was written in response to the overwhelming popularity brought about by the publication of Edmond Hoyle's instructions on various games, including whist, brag and quadrille. ESTC T47519.

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        Xenophontos logos eis Agesilaon, Hieron, e tyrannikos, Lakedaimonion politeia, Athenaion politeia, kai Poroi, e peri prosodon. Græce & Latine. Recensuit Bolton Simpson?

      Oxonii e typographeo Clarendoniano, impensis Jacobi Fletcher. Et Londini, Georgii Hawkins, 1754 First edition of Bolton Simpson's (1717 or18-1786) edition of selections from Xenophon. Contemporary tree calf, gilt flat spine with burgundy morocco label, edges stained yellow. . Octavo. Engraved frontispiece, second title-page with vignette of the Sheldonian theatre. Text in Greek and Latin. Latin translation by Johannes Leunclavius (1533-1593). A few pages lightly browned. A very good copy in a handsome binding. Simpson graduated M.A. from Queen's College, Oxford, and was minister of West-Cowes, Isle of Wight. He also produced an sermon on "The Superior Excellency of the Righteous or Moral Character" and edition of Xenophon's Memorabilia, published at the Sheldonian Theatre in 1749.

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        Vocabulario de la lengua Tagala, trabaxado por varios sujetos

      1754 - An early vocabulary on the Tagalog language printed on rice paper at Manila by the Jesuits. 1754. Manila. En la Imprenta de la Compania de Jesus, Nicolas de la Cruz Bagay. In folio (298 mm x 200 mm). 15 ff. 619 + 1 + 33 + 190(192), missing 465/466 & 471/472. Contemporary limp vellum with ties, spine lettered in ink, beginning to become lose, ties as fragments but overall fine. Printed on rice paper. Title with loss, mainly marginal but affecting some letters, generally exceptionally clean and crisp, last folios with minor marginal paper loss. First edition, exceedingly rare; Palau “Primera edición rarisima”. According to AE no other copy has ever gone to auction. Indeed the rarity is legendary, all Manila printed Vocabularies are scarce, as they were meant for heavy use; one of these characteristics –large and printed on rice paper- are even more so, but to find a copy presenting this condition and only lacking two leaves is exceptional. Both Noceda and San Lucar were Jesuit Priests advocated to working with Philippine locals; thus their interest in their language and traducing it in hopes of a more fluent cultural transmission, as well as propagating the Christian Faith. Furthermore, the size and beauty of the imprint make it interesting typographically, as perhaps one of the largest works printed in the Philippines by the Jesuits at the time. The Tagalog is defined as an Austronesian language, spoken by a third of the Philippines and is the most widely studied language in the Philippines, spoken in the most thickly populated and fertile regions of South West Luzon and the areas adjacent to the colonial capital of Manila. It is actually the basis of the Filipino language. A second edition would be printed only in 1832 at Valladolid. According to CCPBE there are only two copies in Spain and we are unable to trace copies at the United States and United Kingdom. Palau, 192020. Medina, Manila, 249. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. Complete, with His Last Corrections, Additions, and ImprovementsIn Ten Volumes

      London - J. and P. Knapton, H. Lintot, J. and R. Tonsonand S. Draper, and C. Bathurst, 1754 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound set of the complete works from prolific poet, Alexander Pope. Together with all his notes, as they were delivered to the editorshortly beforehis death in 1744. Printed Verbatim from the Octavo Edition, with titlepages in red and black. Volume one that contains his juvenile poems, and three beautifully engraved plates. Volume two containing his translations and imitations, with four engraved plates. Volume three, which contains his moral essays, and features eight engraved plates. Volume four, containing his satires and displays three plates. Volume five, containing the three first books of the Dunciad, which features four plates. Volume six, which contains the fourth book of the Duncaid, as well as his miscellaneous pieces written in verse, with one beautifully engraved plate to face the first chapter. Volume seven, containing Pope's miscellaneous pieces written in prose. Volume eight, being the first of his letters, volume nine being the second, and lastly volume ten being the third. Volume ten also features The Last Will and Testament of Alexander Pope to the rear. Though the Dunciad was first published anonymously in Dublin, its authorship was not in doubt. As well as Theobald, it pilloried a host of other hacks, scribblers and dunces. Mack called its publication in many ways the greatest act of folly in Pope's life. Contemporary Knapton advertisements to the rearof volumes four and five. Complete in ten volumes, and complete with twenty-three plates. Condition: Rebound in mottled calf bindings, with gilt boarders to the spines, and calf spine labels. Externally, all have rubbing to the spines, with wear to extremities. Two spine labels are lifting, with three cracked spines. All joints are cracked and starting. Internally, three of the volumes have instances where the binding has failed meaning the text is split, but generally firmly bound throughout the others. Bright but with instances of spotting throughout every volume. Bookplates to the front pastedown of every volume. Ink annotated notes throughout, and ink signature to the front pastedown of volume ten. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Essai sur l'art de la guerre. Tome Premier

      Paris., Prault., 1754. 29 x 23 cms, ( 10 ). p. avec faux-titre, titre, privilège, dédication, titre et dédication avec gravures allegoriques, + 443 pp., avec 22 planches dépliantes, gravées par Dheulland, chacun avec feuille explicative. Cartonnage de l'époque, avec traces d'usure au dos, coins et cotés. trous de vers minimes. papiers de texte et des planches fraises. Tome Premier seulement. ( l'autre tome ne contienne que 3 autres gravures et 4, 4, 204, 2 autres pages de texte ).

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        La Science des IngŽnieurs dans la conduite des travaux de fortification et d'architecture civile. Nouvelle Ždition

      La Haye (The Hague) Pierre Gosse 1754. later edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. New Edition 1754. The Hague: Pierre Gosse junior, 1754, engraved frontispiece, title in red & black, fifty-three eng. plates on 52 folding leaves (inc. two folding tables), one plate protruding slightly at fore-edge and with few closed tears to margin else a near fine copy in contemporary mottled sheep, gilt decorated spines with the very lightest of rubbing. Available also with a uniformly bound and equally attractive "Nouveau Cours de Mathematique, a l'Usage de l'Artillerie et du Genie..1757" see our other listing {103551}

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      - CON QUE SE ABRE LA PUERTA A LA HISTORIA ECLESIASTICA, Y POLITICA: DESCUBRIENDO LAS CIFRAS DE LA CHRONOLOGIA y Phrases de la Historia, para el facil manejo de los Historiadores. Con la Chronologia de los Papas, y Emperadores, e breve apuntamiento de sus Vidas. TODOS LOS REYES DE ESPAÑA, ITALIA, Y FRANCIA, con los origenes de todas las Monarquias. Concilios, y sus motivos: Hereges, y sus errores: Santos, y Escritores mas clásicos, com los sucessos memorables de cada Siglo. TERCERA EDICION, CORREGIDA Y LIMADA POR SU AUTOR El R. P. M. Fr. Henrique Florez, Doctor y Cathedratico de Theologia de la Universidad de Alcalà, y Ex-Provincial de su Provincia de Castilla de N. P. S Augustin &c. EN MADRID: en la Officina de Antonio Marin. Año de MDCCLIV. [1754] In 4º (21x15 cm) com 395 pags. Encadernação da época mosqueada com ferros a ouro na lombada e no rótulo vermelho. Corte por folhas carminado da época. Texto a duas colunas. Ilustrado com árvore genealógica desdobrável dos imperadores romanos. Contém um índice remissivo no final da obra. Obra impressa pela primeira vez em Madrid em 1743. Palau III, 1990, 252: 'Se reimprimió en 1749, 1754, y aumentada y mejorada en Madrid, Marin, 1760 . Después com retrato y mapa id. 1806' Location/localizacao: 7-A1-C-2

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        Travels Through Different Cities of Germany, Italy, Greece, and Several Parts of Asia, As Far As the Banks of the Euphrates

      W Strahan for the author 1754. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition 1754. Engraved folding frontispiece, complete with all 34 engraved maps and plates, of which 5 folding, including the maps of Syria and Cyprus in excellent condition. Woodcut of Greek alphabet in letterpress. & Bound in very clean modern cloth, contrasting morocco label. & Written as a series of letters to the author's brother. A few folding plates with short tears at inner margin on fold. Exceptionally clean and tight copy of this scarce travelogue.

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        An Introduction to Physic and Surgery: Containing I. Medicinal institutions, or physiology, hygieine, pathology, semeiotice, and therapeutice. II. A compendious system of anatomy. III. A general account of woods, ulcers, tumours, operations, and dressings; as also, the medicines used in surgery. IV. Botany and the materia medica. V. Pharmacy, as well chemical as Galenical. VI. A dispensatory, containing a great variety of the most efficacious officinal compositions, and extemporaneous prescriptions. VII. A syllabus of the symptoms of all the diseases incident to the human body. VIII. An index of diseases and their remedies. IX. A posologic table, containing the doses of all the simples and compounds. X. An explanation of the terms of art, accented as they are to be pronounced

      London: Printed for J. Newbery, at the Bible and Sun in St. Paul's Churchyard, 1754. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original or near contemporary leather backed boards with recent matching spine and a black gilt lettered leather title piece within raised bands; binding in very solid shape, firm and square, showing very little wear; contents evenly age-toned and tight with a former 18th century owner's copperplate inscription and date at the prelims and their name at the head of the title page; the same again at the rear endpapers; minor stain and closed tear to leaf 489-90, now repaired; size: 8vo (210mm x 130mm); collation: pp. v, [3], 536 [i.e. 556]. Note: 556 is misnumbered 536. Also note: an extra leaf paged *125-*126 is inserted between pp. 126-127. Roscoe, A59 (1); ESTC: N7793. A very good copy indeed. Scarce.

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        Unterricht von dem Müntzwesen, worin sowol der Zustand und Beschaffenheit der Müntzen bei den Jüden, Griechen und Römern als auch die Einrichtung des Müntzwesens nebst den unterschiedenen Sorten, Werth und Gehalt der Müntzen in den vornehmsten Europäischen Ländern vorgestellet wird

      Halle, Renger 1754. 18 cm. (16), 288, (24) Seiten Broschur - ADB 14, 94 (vgl.) - Fürst II, 93 - Werke zur Münzkunde "sind die vorzüglichsten Früchte der literarischen Tätigkeit Joachims gewesen" (ADB). Interessant unter anderem wegen der Berücksichtigung der jüdischen Geld- und Münzgeschichte bis zur Rückkehr aus dem Babylonischen Exil (S. 21-31). Enthält außerdem: Griechische und römische Münzen; Münzwesen im Mittelalter und in der Neuzeit (Portugal, Spanien, Frankreich, Niederlande, Deutschland, England, Dänemark, Schweden, Russland, Polen). Leicht gebräunt -

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        The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: Containing the Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants; Particularly the Forest-Trees, Shrubs, and other Plants, not hitherto Described

      London: Charles Marsh; Thomas Wilcox; Benjamin Stichall, 1754. 2 volumes. Folio (21 x 14 inches). Title-pages printed in red and black in English and French, text in parallel columns of English and French, dedication and index leaves in both volumes, 220 hand-colored etched plates after and by Catesby, folding hand-colored engraved map in volume 2, "An Account of Carolina and the Bahama Islands" bound following plates of volume 2 (in which p. vii has an interesting 1/4-page laid-on paper repair done before the leaf was printed), etched headpiece by Catesby, historiated woodcut initials (some light to moderate offsetting, foxing, and staining, a few plates bound upside down, supplemental plate19 in volume one misnumbered 20, plate 49 in volume 2 foxed). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt (rebacked to style, corners repaired, joints weak); cerise morocco clamshell boxes. Provenance: 19th-century armorial bookplates of John Spencer, Esq on each front paste-down; engraved bookplates of Harold Charles Drayton (1901-1966), British financier famous for championing independent television in the early 1950s. He was a discerning collector who "learnt to like the best and this applied not least to claret, which he dispensed generously" on each front free endpaper; Laird U. Park Jr., Americana Library. "The most famous color-plate book of American plant and animal life & [and] a fundamental and original work for the study of American species" (Hunt). Second edition, revised by George Edwards, text and plates on paper with various watermarks, first 20 text leaves of volume 2 with page numerals corrected by hand, as often; "DU" on title-page corrected by hand. Catesby's preface details his two journeys to the New World and the development of his Natural History, including his decision to etch his plates himself in order to ensure both accuracy and economy. "Instead of perpetuating the previous stiff, profile manner of presentation, Catesby devised the method of mingling plants and animals in logical groupings, most often with accuracy and with proportional scale between figure and plant. He did his utmost to convey something of the particular habits or movements of each species. Simple though they are, he infused his compositions with a sense of movement and vitality not usual prior to his work" (Norelli). From the distinguished libraries of Charles Drayton and Laird U. Park. Anker 94; Dunthorne 72; Ellis Mengel 477; Fine Bird Books 65; Great Flower Books 53; Hunt 486 (first edition); McGill/Wood 281; Norelli, American Wildlife Painting 73; Sabin 11059. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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