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        David's Repentance:

      sp;- London - S. Birt et al, 1754 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A pocket sized book on Psalms with an engraved second title to the frontispiece and decorative tail piece to rear. 'David's Repentance' was first preached and then published 'for the benefit of God's church. Wherein every Christian may set before his eyes the pattern of unfeigned repentance'. Samuel Smith was a preacher at Prittlewell in Essex and was the author of 'The Great Assize'. Condition: Expertly rebacked in a full calf binding. Externally, sound but with bumping and wear to extremities and some marks to boards. Internally, pages have slight age toning with scattered marksand the odd spot. With a closed tear to page 329. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Britannicae Insulae

      Paris 1754 - Size : 410x540 (mm), 16.125x21.25 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        L'Histoire des Imaginations Extravagantes de Monsieur Oufle

      Paris: Chez Duchesne, 1754. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        I Liberi Muratori Commedia di Ferling Isac Crens Fratello Operaio della Loggia di Danzica. Dedicata al celebre ed illustre Signore Aldinoro Clog Autore Comico Prestantissimo.

      In Libertapoli, l?Anno dell?Era Volgare 1754 e della ristaurazione della Loggia 152. PRIMA EDIZIONE. Ferling Isac Crens (anagramma dell?avventuroso poligrafo Francesco Griselini) al celebre, magnifico, illustre Signore Aldinoro Clog, trasparente anagramma di Carlo Goldoni. Quasi certamente la dedica è stata motivata dalla gratitudine del Griselini per i suggerimenti artistici, e non ambientali, avuti da un commediografo tanto più esperto di lui. Griselini, attento lettore dei philosophes francesi, inglesi ed italiani ma anche di libri scientifici, scrisse commedie e saggi, diresse giornali e curò dizionari. Nel 1752 abbandonati temporaneamente gli studi di storia naturale, si lanciò nell?agone teatrale e nel giro di poco tempo scrisse alcune commedie, genere che andava molto di moda, scrivendo Il marito dissoluto, I liberi muratori, del 1754, che fu un?apologia degli ideali massonici. In 8vo; carta colorata del Settecento, antiporta incisa in rame; pp. 110. Axs

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        Traité des Sensations, à Madame la Comtesse de Vassé. Tome 1.

      A Londres, et se vend à Paris, chez de Bure, 1754. - Faux-titre + VI + 345 pages (tome 1 seul) (10x17cm). Reliure ancienne Cuir. Coins émoussés. Plats frottés. Mors en partie ouverts. Coiffe supérieure arrachée. Papier légèrement bruni. Rousseurs éparses. Philosophie. Locke.

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        L'Histoire des Imaginations Extravagantes de Monsieur Oufle

      Paris: Chez Duchesne, 1754. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Essai Sur Les Troubles Actuels De Perse Et De Georgie

      Paris: Desaint & Saillant, 1754. Book. VG. Hardcover. First Edition. 12mo. xii, 155pp, 2 folding charts, bound in modern dark brown soft leather with gilt lettering at spine, original marbled edges, institutional exlib with stamp and numbers at title-page, text generally clean with only light occasional foxing noted. The author was French Consul in the Middle East. Scarce..

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        THE SPECTATOR. Carefully corrected.

      printed for the Society of Booksellers 1754 Opera completa in otto volumi. Testo inglese. Cm.17,3x10. Pg.2548 complessive. Legature coeve in piena pelle. Tasselli con titoli e filetti in oro ai dorsi. Fogli di guardia decorati e tasselli in rosso. Piccola marca tipografica incisa in ovale a ciascun frontespizio. Spellatura al piatto posteriore dell'ottavo volume. "The Spectator" fu forse il capostipite del moderno giornalismo. Pubblicato da Joseph Addison e Richard Steele si occupava di cronaca cittadina londinese, ed ebbe uno straordinario successo all'epoca. Assai esaustiva la descrizione che ne dà la "Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia": "English daily periodical published jointly by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele with occasional contributions from other writers. It succeeded the Tatler, a periodical begun by Steele on Apr. 12, 1709, under the pseudonym Isaac Bickerstaff. The Tatler appeared twice weekly until it ended Jan. 2, 1711. The Spectator began Mar. 1, 1711, appearing as a daily, and lasted until Dec. 6, 1712. Valuable as social history, the papers (dated from various London coffeehouses) provide an excellent commentary on the manners, morals, and literature of the day. The Spectator was supposedly written by members of a small club, representing figures of the British middle class: Sir Roger de Coverley (country gentry), Captain Sentry (military), Sir Andrew Freeport (commerce), Will Honeycomb (town), and Mr. Spectator himself. Addison joined Steele in writing the Tatler and continued his collaboration with him, writing about the same number of articles, in the Spectator. Both periodicals had a tremendous influence on public opinion and gave great impetus to the growth of journalism and periodical writing. The Spectator, which was succeeded by the Guardian, was revived for a time by Addison in 1714". La presente edizione originale è la prima che raccoglie tutto il pubblicato.

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        Recherches sur l'usage des feuilles dans les plantes, et sur quelques autres sujets relatifs à l'histoire de la végétation.

      Gottingue & Leide, E. Luzac, 1754. 4to. pp. vii, (1), 343, (1), with engraved title-vignette and 31 engraved folding plates. Contemporary half vellum, marbled sides. Nissen BBI, 201. First edition of this early contribution on plant physiology. "In the 'Recherches', Bonnet grouped five memoirs, all of which were of prime importance for plant biology: He precisely described the characteristics of the nutrition of leaves and of their transpiratory phenomena ... Bonnet should be considered one of the first naturalists to investigate experimentally the question of photosynthesis" (D.S.B. II, p. 286). Some waterstaining at the lower margin.

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      No Publisher Stated, 1754, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First Edition ThusSize: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall, Title continues "...Of which IV are Introductory & include the Centurys prior To the Ist Olympiad; And each of the remaining LII contain in one expanded view, 50 Years Or Half a Century". Fep (blank), title page (reverse blank), Letter of Transmittal (reverse blank), Preface (4p); p1-20; 56 tables (mainly 2p each); 1754; at rear, second title page "Fourteen Maps of Ancient and Modern Geography, for the Illustration of the Tables of Chronology and History. To which is prefixed a dissertation on the rise and progress of Geography. By John Blair, L.L.D..." London, 1768; 13 folded maps (sadly, this copy lacks Map No. 14, North America); Index (34pp). In the original leather covers with gilt decoration and dentilled edges, re-backed in matching brown calf with 6 raised bands and gilt dec. ; marbled endpapers. An excellent copy, with only very minor foxing/discolouration, in excellent condition both inside and out, with no damage to the maps or text. (Due to the size/weight of this book, an extra shipping charge will apply.), Book

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        NOTIZIE ISTORICHE DELLE CHIESE FIORENTINE. Divise ne' suoi Quartieri, Opera di Giuseppe Richa della Compagnia di Gesù. In Firenze, Nella Stamperia di Pietro Gaetano Viviani in Via de' Servi, all'Insegna di Giano, 1754 - 1762.

      Prima edizione. Opera completa in dieci volumi. Cm.27x19,5. Pg.3804 complessive. Legature coeve in cartoncino semirigido, con titoli manoscritti ai dorso. Esemplari in barbe. Opera adorna da 40 tavole incise fuori testo, principalmente in grande formato, raffiguranti vedute e scorci della città e particolari artistici. Le tavole sono incise da Vincenzo Tarchi, J, Verkruysse, A.L. Galassi, Andrea Scacciati, etc. Figure calcografiche nel testo, capilettera e cartigli ornamentali incisi. All'antiporta del primo volume ritratto dell'Autore inciso in ovale da Francesco Allegrini su bozzetto di Giuseppe Zocchi. L'Opera tratta, con dovizia di particolari, degli edifici religiosi fiorentini, suddivisi nei quattro principali quartieri: Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, San Giovanni e Santo Spirito. Il decimo volume uscì postumo. Il padre Giuseppe Richa (Torino, 1693 ? Firenze, 1761) studiò nel Collegio Cicognini a Prato sotto i padri gesuiti, ordine cui si ascrisse nel 1747. Trasferitosi a Firenze tenne orazioni nella chiesa di San Giovannino della Congregazione di Santa Maria Maddalena penitente. La presente, monumentale, è frutto di approfondite ricerche. "Si tratta una ricostruzione storica e di una puntuale descrizione dello stato degli edifici sacri e dei loro possedimenti, anche artistici, all'epoca, estremamente preziosa per risalire alle origini di tanto patrimonio fiorentino alla vigilia delle dispersioni che seguirono le soppressioni monastiche. In gran parte si basò sulla lettura dell'opera in gran parte inedita di Ferdinando Leopoldo Del Migliore, composta di ben 120 spogli sulla storia fiorentina conservati nella Biblioteca Magliabechiana di Firenze, che Richa arricchì con ricerche in archivi pubblici e privati e con sopralluoghi appositamente programmati. L'idea della pubblicazione era nata grazie al sostegno di un pubblico ampio e colto che affollava San Giovannino, tra cui spiccò Ignazio Orsini, che si assunse l'onere delle spese tipografiche. Richa fu socio dal 1754 dell'Accademia fiorentina e della Società Colombaria (per la quale scelse il nome di "Agguagliato"), che sostennero il suo progetto (da wikipedia)".

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        L'art de la guerre pratique

      Paris: Jombert, first edition , 1754. 2 volumes. xix and 371 pages; viii and 351 pages. Small 8vo. Handsomely bound in 19th Century half calf with cloth sides, spines richly gilt. A complete practical treatise for the serving infantry officer dealing with discipline and supply in the first volume and tactics and siegecraft in the second.

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        Poems on Various Subjects; with Some Essays in Prose, Letters to Correspondents, &c And a Treatise on Health

      Bath: Leake and Frederick et al; Printed By T. Boddely for the Author. 1754. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Collected poems, letters and essays by Samuel Bowden, M.D. of Frome, Somersetshire, locally known as The Poet of Frome. The volume dedicated to Charles Boyle, Lord Viscount Dungarvan, and contains a long list of subscribers. Bowden was also a contributor to Gentlemen's Magazine and friend of the poet Elizabeth Rowe. Late 19th or early 20th century binding in full burgundy calf with lettering and subtle decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, attached ribbon bookmark, xii, (11), 390 pages. Some external rubbing, mainly along the joints and spine, good hinges, firm text block, clean pages with a name at the head of the title page, no other markings.

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        Zuverlässige Beschreibung seiner Reisen von London durch Rußland und Persien; in den Jahren 1742 bis 1750 (2 Bände in 1),

      Hamburg und Leipzig 1754.. worinnen die Großbritannische Handlung über die Caspische See, und überhaupt das Handlungswesen von Rußland, von Persien, von der Tartarey, Türkey, Armenien, China etc. beschrieben. Nebst e. Historie des Eroberers Nadir Kuli oder Kuli Chans. Mit 2 gestochenen Frontisp., 7 meist gefalteten Kupferkarten, 5 Kupfertafeln, 9 großen gestochenen Kopfvignetten, 5 Blatt, 480 Seiten, 8 Blatt; 1 Blatt, 428 Seiten, 12 Blatt, Lederband der Zeit mit reichster Rückenvergoldung und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, 26 x 20,5 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, innen teils gebräunt und stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar. Bericht über Hanways im Auftrag eines englischen Handelshauses 1743 bis 1750 unternommenen Reise, "reich an ebenso trefflichen wie neuen Beobachtungen über Land und Leute Nord-Persiens, wodurch Europa ein erstes ausführliches Bild der südkaspischen Landschaft und einen Begriff vom klimatologischen Mechanismus und der Rolle des Kaspischen Meeres erhielt" (Gabriel in Henze). Enthält im 2. Teil die Geschichte Persiens unter Schah Sultan Hussein, die Invasion der Afghanen und die Geschichte Nadir Schahs.

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        Ett Merkwardigt Stycke Af Konung Gustafs Then Forstes Historia [Gustavus I, King of Sweden]

      Stockholm: Lorentz Ludwig Grefing, 1754 Stockholm: Lorentz Ludwig Grefing, 1754. Illustrated with two copper-engraved plates. Period (or slightly later) wraps. [9] + [5] +56 + [4], with pages 54 and 55 misnumbered as 44 and 45. In Swedish and Latin. Bibliotheca Historica Sveo-Gothica" #2963. With the interesting additional point of the King's stamp in red-orange on title page [see scan]. Engraved plates, entitled "underkladning" and "ofverkladning", appear to be of a type of chain mail tunic with two armholes. Light to moderate foxing to contents throughout, edge wear to wraps as well as a bit of crease wear at spine, else in remarkably good condition, Very Good. A history of King Gustav I, his imprisonment in Denmark, and his later escape to Lubeck, all before he became King through his expulsion of the Danes (ref.: Per Ralamb, of Rosenlund Rare Books). The first nine pages, prior to the 56 page text, are at times in very large typeface and with several exclamation points, perhaps indicating a nature inclusive of political exhortation or diatribe. L3--4

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        COMMENTARIUS LITERALIS IN OMNES LIBROS VETERI ET NOVI TESTAMENTI. Opus Gallice primum ab Authore, nunc vero latinis literis traditum a Joanne Dominico Mansi. Editio novissima ab Authore recognita, alicubi emendata, textuum aliquot antea praeteritorum explanatione, passim vero novis animadversionibus locupletata. 1754-1756.

      apud Sebastianum Coleti, Venetiis - Testo latino su due colonne. Opera completa in nove tomi raccolti in otto volumi. Cm.33,9x22,5. Pg.6308 complessive. Eccellenti legature in piena pergamena rigida coeva. Doppi tasselli con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Tagli in rosso. Marche tipografiche in formato cm.7,5x10 ai frontespizi, contrassegnati dal monogramma "G.P.". Alcune carte brunite. Delle 12 tavole che compongono l'Opera è presente solo la carta della Terrasanta, "Tabula Terrae Promessae, ab Auctore Commentarii in Josue delineata et a Liebeaux Geographo incisa" in formato cm.51x27 al secondo volume. Alcuni capilettera e cartigli incisi. Piano dell'Opera: Vol.I (diviso in due parti): "Genesis et Exodus". "Leviticus; Numeri; Deuteronomium". Vol.II: "Josue; Judices; Ruth; Reges". Vol.III: "Paralipomena; Esdras; Tobias; Judith; Esther; Job; Macchabaei". Vol.IV: "Psalmi et Proverbia". Vol.V: "Ecclesiastes; Canticum Canticorum; Sapientia; Ecclesiasticus; Isaias". Vol.VI: "Jeremias; Baruch; Ezechiel; Daniel, et duodecim Minores Prophetae". Vol.VII: "S.Matthaeus; S.Marcus; S.Lucas; S.Joannes et Acta Apostolorum, cum variis Lectionibus in Evangelia". Vol.VIII: "Epistolae B.Pauli Apostoli; Epistolae Canonicae; Apocalypsis". Agostino Calmet (Mesnil La Horgne in Lorena, 1672-1757), benedettino della Congregazione di S.Vannes e abate di S.Leopoldo di Nancy, fu rinomato biblista e svolse la sua attività prevalentemente nella badia di Senones. Il "Commentarius" costituisce la sua opera principale, e vide la luce a Parigi nel 1724. La presente edizione, pubblicata la prima volta nel 1730 per i tipi di Marescandoli a Lucca, costituisce la principale traduzione latina, ed è opera del sacerdote Giovan Domenico Mansi (1692-1769) di nobile famiglia lucchese. Ascritto all'Ordine dei Chierici Regolari della Madre di Dio, professò per molti anni teologia a Napoli e fu Arcivescovo nella sua città natale dal 1765 alla morte. 18000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DI TRE SPECIE DI AFFEZIONE ISTERICA, E IPOCONDRIACA. Trattato teorico - pratico e Consulti del Sig. Conte Silvestro Antonio Ponticelli di Garfagnana.

      Per Vincenzo Giuntini 1754 Opera dedicata ai Principi Filippo, Infante di Spagna, e Luigia Elisabetta, Madama di Francia. Cm.19,8x12,6. Pg.(4), XVI, 392. Legatura in piena pergamena rigida. Tagli spruzzati. Frontespizio impresso in rosso e nero. Fresco esemplare "Originario della Garfagnana, Silvestro Antonio Ponticelli, di nobile famiglia, fu nel 1741 in Spagna, al servizio del duca d?Atri. Conseguì il titolo di protomedico (1745) durante il suo servizio in Piemonte, occupato dai Franco - Ispani. Dopo la pace del 1748, il Ponticelli venne elevato alla cattedra di Botanica nell?Ateneo parmense, posto che detenne dal 1749 al 1768 (F. Rizzi). Salì al più alto onore allorquando divenne Archiatra di Corte e fu fregiato del titolo di conte di Contignaco, il cui castello forse ascquistò per tale circostanza. Malgrado una così brillante carriera il Ponticelli appare dai suoi scritti mente poco progressiva e un mediocre scienziato. In lui inoltre affiora un carattere talvolta poco generoso, gretto e geloso dei suoi attributi, opportunista e cacciatore di emolumenti e prebende. Fu, in effetti, di cultura assai ristretta, poco portato ad accettare il progresso scientifico, ambizioso e opportunista. In Parma godette, nonostante tutto, di vasta notorietà e illustri amicizie. Parteggiò, nel Collegio dei Medici, con coloro che propugnarono l?obbligo del titolo nobiliare per appartenere al Collegio stesso (1759). Nel 1750 si oppose all?istituzione di una accademia di Anatomia. Chiamato ad Alessandria a visitare Filippo di Borbone morente, tentò di incolpare Roger, primo chirurgo di Corte. Il Ponticelli si dichiarò anche contrario all?inoculazione del vaiolo, per cui scrisse un?opera sugli Infortuni del vaiolo e metodo di andarne a riparo (Parma, 1761), ove sentenziò una probabile ricaduta dopo l?operazione. Nella Gazzetta Medica del 1765 apparve il discorso pubblicato fin dal 1735 dal celebre Sig. marchese D. Silvestro Antonio Ponticelli, Archiatra della R. Corte di Parma, in occasione della pubblica dimostrazione di Semplici per la composizione della Teriacca di Andromaco Seniore. Dedicato a S.A.R.D. Don Filippo Infante di Spagna, duca di Parma e Piacenza. Con ogni probabilità fu il principale estensore della Gazzetta Medica (Parma, 2 novembre 1762 - 8 ottobre 1765; inizialmente col titolo "Gazzetta medica d?oltremonti", nell?ultimo periodo col titolo "Raccolta d?opuscoli medico - teorico - pratici ed anatomici"), rivista che, al pari di quella di Venezia, di cui è molto spesso una fedele copia, ebbe notevole importanza e diffusione. Al Ponticelli venne infine affidato (1768) il complesso compito di riorganizzare l?insegnamento della facoltà di Medicina e il Paciaudi gli fornì anzi alcuni utili suggerimenti. Ma pochi mesi dopo venne sostituito (per incapacità o per inerzia) da Michele Girardi, alunno del Morgagni e celebre anatomista. Rimase in carica come Protomedico fino al 22 ottobre 1769, giorno in cui gli successe Giuseppe Camuti, il quale scrisse per lui una Ode in Onore, segnalata negli elenchi della Biblioteca Medica Universitaria di Parma ma materialmente irreperibile. Nella Biblioteca Palatina di Parma si conservano le seguenti opere del Ponticelli: "Discorso sopra la Teriaca di Andromaco Seniore" (Parma, Monti, 1753), "Di tre specie di Affezione Isterica Ipocondriaca" (Lucca, 1759), "Infortuni del Vajuolo e metodo di andarne al riparo" (Parma, Carmignani, 1761) e "Succinto ragguaglio della composizione della Teriaca" (Parma, Carmignani, 1763)" (dal sito

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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."

      D. Henry and R. Cave, London 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." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Francisci Ficoronii, Reg. Lond. Acad. Socii, dissertatio de larvis scenicis et figuris comicis antiquorum romanorum ex italica in latinam linguam versa. Editio secunda, auctior et emendatior

      Roma, Sumptibus Venantii Monaldini, typis Angeli Rotilii, 1754. 4to. (XII),115,(5 index) p., 85 engraved plates, of which 1 folding. H.calf 29 cm (Ref: Brunet 2,1245; Sandys 2,380; Ebert 7528) (Details: Spine with 5 gilt and ruled raised bands, second compartment with lettered red morocco label; title in red & black; engraving on title: a man with a pig's head on the run in a landscape; engraved headpiece and initial on first page; the 85 engravings by Francesco Marroni and Silvio Pomarede show masks and actors wearing masks; the engravings are after ancient mosaics, gemmae, cameos, paintings, bronzes etc.; paper with wide uncut margins) (Condition: Cover scuffed; small piece at head of spine gone; back with crackles; round bookplate on front pastedown) (Note: 'The early 18th century saw an exceptionally active international trade in ancient coins and antiquities and the formation of a number of significant collections assembled by aristocratic amateurs, scholarly gentlemen and cunning dealers throughout Europe. The centre of the antiquities trade was Rome, teeming with dealers who purchased the many coins, gems and other objects found daily in excavations in the city or in the fields of the Roma campagna'. (J. Spier & J. Kagan, 'Sir Charles Frederick and the forgery of ancient coins in 18th century Rome', (Journal of the history of collections 12,1 (2000) p. 35) This was the biotope of the Italian Francesco de Ficoroni, 1664-1747, one of the most prominent antiquaries at the beginning of the 18th century, who combined the trade in antiquities with serious archaeological, antiquarian and topographical research. He was the Roman antiquary best known to English visitors, who acted also as scholarly guide and trader for wealthy gentlemen, students and scholars on their Grand Tour through Italy. His latest work, 'Vestigia, e rarità di Roma antica' (1744), was in fact a kind of guidebook, which supplied an instructive conspectus of the topography and the monuments. For his researches and services he was made Fellow of the Royal Society in London. Ficoroni sold antiquities to a vast number of collectors, e.g. the king of Poland, for whom he acquired the collection of Roman sculpture, now in Dresden. He earned his eternal fame, and the eternal gratitude of Italy, as the discoverer and first owner of the so-called bronze 'Ficoroni cista' of Praeneste, a funerary object which is now in the Villa Giulia at Rome. He did not want to sell this vessel, not even for a fortune, to the above mentioned Sir Charles Frederick, but it was his wish that it would always stay in Rome, to be admired in the Collegio Romano. He was not always an impeccable philanthropist, or honest trader, for he had on occasion troubles with the authorities for dubious transactions, e.g. trading in stolen goods, or illegally excavated objects. In 1736 Ficoroni published in Rome a richly illustrated monography on theatrical comic masks and comic figures in Roman art, 'Le maschere sceniche e le figure comiche d'antichi Romani, brevemente descritti'. In 1750 a Latin translation of this work was produced. Our copy is the second and best edition of that Latin translation. All the masks and other objects are discussed in detail. The engravings were made by Silvio Pomarede and Francesco Marroni. (Both Ficoroni and his 'cista Ficoroni' have their own lemma in Wikipedia, but the above mentioned article, with a nice portrait of Ficoroni, is much more informative. One can find it on: It should be added that Ficoroni had nothing to do with the forgery of ancient coins)) (Provenance: On the front pastedown pasted an armorial bookplate: 'E Bibliotheca A.C. de Novavilla'. The plate shows a winged helmet with an eagle (griffin?) on top; below the helmet a shield with a cross having an ancre in its centre; in the 4 quarters a tower. The coat of arms is probably of one 'Neville', or 'Neuville'; the lithographed bookplate seems to be English) (Collation: a6, A - P4, 85 plates. Plates 40 & 41 have been switched.) Photographs 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 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Puritans of Protestant Non-Conformists. In Two Volumes. Vol.I. containing The Reigns of King Henry VIII. Edward VI. Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James I. and part of King Charles I. to the commencement of the Civil War. Together with a Review of the first Part of the History, in Answer to the Vindication of the Church of England during the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, by the Right Reverend the Bishop of Worcester. Vol.II. containing Part of the Reign of King Charles I. from the commencement of the Civil War, the Period of the Common-wealth, Protectorship of Oliver Cromwell, the Reigns of King Charles II. James II. And Part of King William and Queen Mary. The Second Edition Corrected.

      London, J. Buckland, and J. Waugh, and W. Fenner 1754. 2 volumes complete edition, (portrait, XXIII) 900 (31), (XX) 883 (29) p. New Linen Binding, royal 4° (waterstained).

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        A Treatise on Ship-Building and Navigation. In Three Parts. Wherein the Theory, Practice and Application of all Instruments are Perspiciously Handled... to Which is Added an English Abridgement of Another Treatise... Lately Published at Paris by M. Duhamel

      London, 1754. b/w copper plate engravings, many double page and folding. 4to. (2), iv, (8), (3)-268, 73, (1), (4), 70 pp. Rare first edition of this English treatise on shipbuilding. The addition of Duhamel du MonceauÂ’s work adds the latest in continental thinking. MacDonald calls it, “The most comprehensive and scholarly work on naval architecture in English until the publications of Steel at the end of the century.” - MacDonald 264. Scott, 270. This edition is much harder to find than the second edition, published in 1765. Eighteen black and white copper engravings; fifteen folding, two double folding, and an Analemma, a volvelle navigational aide, with its delicate parts intact and fully functional. With occasional contemporary penned marginalia, and the ownership signature of JnÂ’o Jones dated May 8th, 1754 on the first page of Part I. The 18 copperplates show a little tanning and offsetting, but are generally clean. The volvelle, plate XII, is complete and operational, with all its delicate parts intact. Quite unusual thus. Besides, where else are you going to find the word “perspiciously” in a title? Bound in old calf, superbly rebacked and recornered to match with the original spine label preserved.

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        Di Tito Lucrezio Caro della Natura delle cose. Libri sei tradotti dal latino in italiano da Alessandro Marchetti. Dati nuovamente in luce da Francesco Gerbault interprete di S.M. Cma per le lingue italiana e Spagnola

      A Spese Dell'Editore 1754, Amsterdam - 2 vols, [8], 543 [pagination runs consecutively through both vols]. Bound in a contemporary full calf with lovely gilt panels on spine and lines and borders on boards. AEG. Illustrated with frontispieces and engraved titles in both vols, along with 6 plates and 12 head and tail vignettes. Bindings rubbed and chipped at extremities, hinges cracked, some chipping and loss to corners and spines, headbands missing. Bookplate on pastedowns of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey of Wrest Park, text and plates good and clean. A classic eighteenth century illustrated French Rococo work. ITALIAN TEXT

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        Veduta della Piazza e Chiesa di S Giovannino de P P Gesuiti e de Palazzi dei S S Marchese Riccardi e Panciatichi.

      Florence 1754 - Original double-page copper engraved plate (num. XIX), excellent condition with wide margins. T XIX Original plate for "Scelta di 24 Vedute di Firenze" by the 'Piranesi of Florence' - his spectacular views of the jewel-city of Tuscany have been equaled by no other artist. In 1744 the Marchese Gerini commissioned Zocchi's main work, as a memento for the many visitors to Florence. The series, which was re-issued in 1754, is considered unrivalled, not only documenting the beauty and serenity of the city, but also infusing each view with anecdotal scenes of every day life. Different copper engravers in various workshops have etched these fine, extra-large folio prints. The images measure ca. 46.5 x 67 cm and, since they were once bound in a book, have a centerfold.

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        An Essay on Man. Carefully Corrected.

      Glasgow: Printed by R. Urie 1754 - 8vo (in 4s), 183 x 102 mms., pp. [ii], 220, including hafl-title. BOUND WITH: POPE (Alxander): Moral Essays, in Four Epistles. Glasgow: Printed by R. Urie, 1754. 8vo (in 4s), pp. [ii], 89 [90 adverts], including half-title; AND: POPE (Alexander): An Essay on Criticism. Written in the Year 1709. Glasgow: Printed by R. Urie, 1754. 8vo (in 4s), pp. [ii], iii - v [vi blank], 7 - 6o [61 adverts, 62 blank]. 3 volumes in 1, bound in contemporary sheepskin, very worn, joints cracked, some leather missing from covers, corner cut from front free end-paper. The adverts indicate that the volumes were printed in the same format, to be uniform with each other. ESTC lists several copies of all three items in universities in these islands, but the only copies in North America are at Harvard. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Printed for John Bowles & Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill, London 1754 - 8vo. original plain paper covers. 14 engraved plates (of 15). First and only edition. (Heal p.172). Muir's pencil note states "acc. to Plomer. This means after 1754" in reference to the location of John Bowles. The original stiff paper wrappers are inscribed as follows: "John Park his book. Francis Murphy Schoolmaster." Plate 2 is missing. Occasional staining and parts of back cover chipped away. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poems on Various Subjects; with Some Essays in Prose, Letters to Correspondents, &c. And a Treatise on Health

      Leake and Frederick et al; Printed By T. Boddely for the Author, Bath 1754 - Collected poems, letters and essays by Samuel Bowden, M.D. of Frome, Somersetshire, locally known as The Poet of Frome. The volume dedicated to Charles Boyle, Lord Viscount Dungarvan, and contains a long list of subscribers. Bowden was also a contributor to Gentlemen's Magazine and friend of the poet Elizabeth Rowe. Late 19th or early 20th century binding in full burgundy calf with lettering and subtle decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, attached ribbon bookmark, xii, (11), 390 pages. Some external rubbing, mainly along the joints and spine, good hinges, firm text block, clean pages with a name at the head of the title page, no other markings. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Tractat von den Ranunkeln worinnen nebst andern physischen Wahrnehmungen auch zum Feldbau und zur Gärtnerey gehörige nützliche Anmerkungen vorkommen.

      Nürnberg, Raspe, 1754. - Aus dem Französ. übers. von D. G. L. H(uth). Gestochenes Frontispiz, 6 gefaltete Kupfertafeln, (7 Bl.), 460 S., (10 Bl.). Dekorativer Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Nissen, BBI Suppl. 45nb; Dochnahl 8. - Interessante Monographie über Geschichte und Zucht der Ranunkeln. Fünf der hübschen Tafeln mit Blüten- und Pflanzendarstellungen. - Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die natürlichen Zauberkräfte des Menschen erkläret und in Geschichten, Anekdoten und Beyspielen dargestellt. Wien, A. Doll 1800. 8°. 2 Bll., 207 S., mit gest. Frontispiz, Pbd. d. Zt.

      - Wurzbach LV, 15.- G. I. Wenzel (1754 - 1809), Professor für Philosophie und Geschichte am k. k. Lyzeum in Linz, gehört zu den ?eigenartigsten Persönlichkeiten. (Er war) wohl der erste selbständige philosoph. Schriftsteller in Österreich.? (Wurzbach).- Behandelt u.a.: Die Zauberkräfte des Auges, des Gefühls, des Geruchs, des Gehörs, des Geschmacks, des Menschen in Bezug auf die Behandlung der Thiere, Taubenpost, Beispiele merkwürdiger Gedächtnisse.- Tls. leicht braunfleckig, Ebde. etw. berieben u. leicht fleckig.

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        Pinacotheca Fuggerorum S.R.I. comitum ac Baronum in Khierchperg et Weissenhorn.

      J.F. Gaum,, Ulm, 1754 - Editio nova multis imaginibus aucta. Ulm, J.F. Gaum, 1754. 30x23 cm. Gestoch. Titelbl., Wappenkupfer, (3) Bl. (Tafelverz.), 139 gestoch. Porträt-Tafeln, (22) Bl. Samteinband mit gesticktem, seidenen Deckelbild und Deckelfiletierung. Lipperheide Da 9. - Komplette Folge mit 139 Porträt-Tafeln, gestochen von L. und W. Kilian. - (Einband berieben. Samtbezug am Rücken abgerieben. 2 Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Gestoch Titelblatt ausserhalb des Plattenrandes restauriert. 1 Tafel ausserhalb des Plattenrandes eingerissen. Sehr wenige Tafeln schwach fleckig). Samteinband mit gesticktem, seidenen Deckelbild und Deckelfiletierung.

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        ACTA ECCLESIAE MEDIOLANENSIS A S. Carolo Cardinali S. Praxedis Archiepiscopo condita, Federici Card. Borromaei archiepiscopi Mediolani jussu undique diligentius collecta, & postrema hac editione aucta.

      Patavii, Typis Seminarii apud Joannem Manfrè, 1754. In-4 gr. (mm. 354x230), 2 voll., p. pergam. coeva (risg. rifatti), tit. ms. al dorso, pp. (24),548; 1128 (numeraz. continua), 150 (Indice). Tra le pp. 700 e 701 figurano 20 pp. (numer. 1-20): ?""Constitutiones et decreta condita" in provinciali Synodo Mediolanensi septima. Quam Federicus Cardinalis Borromaeus.. habuit Anno MDCIX?". In fine 3 tabelle f.t., più volte ripieg. Frontespizio con tit. in rosso e nero e marca tipograf.; testo su due colonne, ornato da eleganti capilettera figur. a vignetta e finali, inc. su legno. Bella edizione, non citata dalle bibliografie. Esemplare con picc. fori di tarlo all?'Indice, altrim. fresco e ben conservato.

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        LA THEORIE ET LA PRATIQUE DE LA COUPE DES PIERRES ET DES BOIS Pour la construction des voutes et autres parties des batimens civils & militaires, ou Traité de Stéréotomie à l'usage de l'architecture. Nouvelle édition corrigée et augmentée.

      Paris, Chez Charles Antoine Jombert, 1754-1769. In-8 gr., 3 voll., cartonato muto mod., pp. XXXVIII,(2),476; XVI,532; XII,423; antiporta allegorica inc. in rame da Herisset, ornato da testat., grandi iniziali e finali, inc. su legno; l'opera è ben illustrata da 114 tavv. inc. in rame f.t. Cfr. Berlin Catalog,I,2545. Tavv. con fiorit.; solo il 1° vol. con pagg. ingiallite o aloni interc. nel t.; antiporta restaur. per manc.; frontesp. con due piccoli fori che intaccano il tit. ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        [A Sammelband of Fourteen Almanacs for the Year 1754]: 1. ANDREWS, William. Remarkable News from the Stars, or an Ephemeris...; 2. COLEY, Henry. Merlinus Anglicanus Junior: or the Starry Messenger,...; 3. GADBURY, John. [Greek title] Ephemeris. Or a Diary {Astronomical, Astrological. Meterological} for the Year...; 4. The Gentleman's Diary, or the Mathematical Repository...; 5. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack...; 6. MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum: or, a Loyal Alamanack...; 7. PARTRIDGE, John. Merlinus Liberatus; 8. Parker's Ephemeris...; 9. PEARSE, Salem. The Coelestial Diary: or an Ephemeris...; 10. Poor Robin. An Almanack...; 11. SAUNDERS, Richard. The English Apollo; or Useful Companion...; 12. SEASON, Henry. Speculum Anni: or Season on the Seasons...; 13. WING, Tycho. [Greek title] Olympia Domata, or an Almanack...; 14. WHITE, Robert. [Greek title] Atlas Ouranious. The Cœlestial Atlas; or, A new Ephemeris

      London: Printed for the Company of Stationers 1754.. Fourteen works bound in one volume. Small 8vo. Parker's Ephemeris 64 pp., all others 48 pp. each. Recent panelled calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label, all edges gilt, the title pages and some other text printed in red and black. Very good. Diagrams and charts in the text throughout.

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      Padova, Stamperia del Seminario, 1754. In-8 gr. (mm. 252x185), p. pelle mod., sottile cornice dorata al piatto, dorso a cordoni (restaur.) con decoraz. e tit. oro ai riquadri, astuccio, pp. (8),175, marca tipografica al frontesp., ornato da elaborate testate e finali inc. su legno. Nel vol. figurano molti esempi musicali (uno a p. pag. è inc. in rame) e con 1 tav. ripieg. f.t., pure inc. in rame. L'opera è divisa in 6 capitoli: "De' fenomeni armonici, loro natura e significazione - Del circolo,.. - Consonanze e dissonanze, .. - Della scala e del genere pratico musicale, origine, uso e conseguenze - De' modi, o siano Tuoni musicali, antichi e moderni - Degl'intervalli e modulazioni particolari della musica moderna". "Rarissima edizione originale" di questo importante trattato del celebre compositore istriano (1692-1770). Cfr. Fetis,VIII, p. 328/33 - Choix de Olschki,VIII,11415 - Riccardi,I, p. 508: " Vi sono premessi alcuni principi di aritmetica e di geometria" - Graesse.VII,30. La tavola restaur. per strappi; aloni interc. nel t. ma certam. un buon esemplare con barbe.

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        Tales, Anecdotes, and Letters. Translated From the Arabic and Persian

      Printed by J. and W. Eddowes for T. Cadell and W. Davies London. First edition.. Edges a little rubbed; very good copy.. Block, page 209; Lowndes 2221. 8vo, later tan calf spine, marbled boards, red leather label, gilt rules and lettering. Bound without the half-title. Translations of A Thousand and One Nights by the Oriental scholar Jonathan Scott (1754-1829) who would become well known for his translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments (1811).

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        Système naturel du regne animal, par classes, familles ou ordres, genres et especes avec une notice de tous les animaux; les noms Grecs, Latins, & vulgaires, que les naturalistes leur ont donnés ...

      Paris, C.J.B. Bauche, 1754. 2 volumes, bound in one. 8vo (200 x 125mm). (I:) pp. (12), 400, with 1 engraved portrait (of Klein) and 4 engraved plates; (II:) pp. (6), 303, (1), with 1 engraved portrait (of Linnaeus) and 2 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt spine. The first volume deals with Vertebrates and the second with Invertebrates (foremost Insects). The author's name is not mentioned on the title. An excellent set.//Barbier IV, p. 620.

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        The Hebrew Concordance, Adapted to the English Bible; Disposed after the Manner of Buxtorf. In Two Volumes. First Editions. Full Leather Binding.

      J. Waugh and W. Fenner, London, 1754-1757 - PAGES: Title page (in red & black), Dedication leaf, vii (Preface & List of words omitted in Buxtorfs Concordance), iv (Lis of Subscribers), 1-1221; Title page (in red & black), ii (Preface), 1226-2595, (124) Index, (78) Index Vocum Hebbraicarum, vii (Supplement to the explication of some of the roots in the Corcordance), 20 (Easy Rules for reading Hebrew), ii (List of Subscribers since the publication of the first volume; & ERRATA). BINDING: Contemporary full leather with raised bands, gilt ruling to spine and gilt lettered label to each volume. CONDITION: Ex-Wesley House Library, Cambridge; with only one stamp to front pastedown; gilt lettering to front cover of first volume: Mr. Hulmes Exhibition. Mr. Markland.1802. spines rebacked in the C19; scuffing to covers and spines and with a couple of holes to sides of spines; two small worm holes to margin of the first few pages of volume two (well away from the text). A VERY GOOD, CLEAN & TIGHT SET. Size: 16 1/2 X 10 3/4 Inches. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exércices d'imagination de differens charactéres[!] et formes humaines inventés peints et dessinés par ... Suite 1e [all published].Augsburg, Academie Imperiale d'Empire, [1785]. Royal 4to (31.5 x 24 cm). A series of 100 numbered engraved prints including the title-print, all printed in red or reddish brown, some with 2 different shades to make a duotone. Early 19th-century half calf, gold-tooled spine, shell-marbled sides, rebacked with the original backstrip laid down.

      Cohen-De Ricci, col. 443; Hiler, p. 383; Lipperheide 3522; for the author: Thieme & Becker XIV, p. 321. First edition, one of the very few copies printed in red (some prints in two shades), of an attractive and entertaining series of caricature prints, showing fashions and foibles among society folk of Augsburg.The caricatures were conceived, painted and drawn by the lawyer, artist, illustrator and portraitist Joseph Franz von Göz (1754-1815), credited with the creation of the first graphic novel (Leonardo und Blandine, 1783).With early 20th-century stamp. In good condition, with some thumbing especially on the title-page; corner of leaf 25 torn off, not approaching the plate edge. Binding restored, preserving the tattered remains of the original gold-tooled backstrip. One of the very few copies of this series of caricature prints printed in red.

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        Beyträge zu nützlichem und vergnügendem Gebrauch und Verbesserung des Microscopii, in zwey Theylen . Aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche übersetzt.

      auf Kosten Eberhard Kletts,, Augsburg, . 1754 - Augsburg, . auf Kosten Eberhard Kletts, 1754. 8°. 10 n.n. Bl., 576 S., 8 n.n. Bl. Mit 17 gestochenen, meist gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit. Waller 10730. - Wellcome II, 88. - Blake 28. - Nissen ZBI 201. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Erfahrungen, die Henry Baker mit einem neuen von John Cuff konstruierten Mikroskop machte. John Baker, der Schwiegersohn von Daniel Defoe beschreibt vor allem die Beobachtungen, die er an organischen wie an anorganischen Materialien machte. Die als Frontispiz eingebundene Tafel 16 mit der schönen Darstellung des von ihm verwendeten Mikroskopes. - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Einband beschabt. Oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Sprache: N [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris FRANCE 1754 - On offer is an accounting report for l'Hopital des Incurables in Paris France covering the years 1754 to 1763. This folio of two 23" x 19" folded sheets is a complete and detailed accounting of expenses, receivables etc for a ten year period. Beautiful penned final audit of the hospital's accounting. Folded twice into a quarter size, the documents are in good+ shape with some framing to the facing pages and some minor splits to some of the folds. Interior pages are super. Provenance: The collection of SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS (1792-1872). Born in 1792, Sir Thomas Phillipps from childhood was obsessed with the idea of obtaining virtually anything written or printed on paper, including cartloads of documents from wastepaper merchants and the entire inventories of booksellers. "I wish to have one copy of every book in the world," he declared to a friend. He very nearly succeeded. His collection ultimately grew to more than 100,000 books and at least 60,000 manuscripts. As a result of his extravagant purchases, Sir Thomas was permanently on the verge of bankruptcy and was constantly pursued by creditors. So many books arrived at his house that it was impossible to unpack his acquisitions much less keep pace with them. Visiting scholars, driven to distraction, would spend days hunting for an elusive text in the dusty heaps that filled every room. Because Sir Thomas has a morbid dread of fire, most of his collection was housed in coffinlike boxes that could be carted away quickly. Visitors to Middle Hill were struck too, by the presence of numerous logs, a ploy he used to lure beetles away from his books. As Sir Thomas relentlessly pursued his passion, the house itself began to crumble and its floors started to sag under the cast weight of hundreds of tons of paper. His neglect of Middle Hill was partly deliberate, however. Sir Thomas's chief enemy in life, James Halliwell, had married his daughter against his wishes. It appears that Halliwell was, in Sir Thomas' eyes, the worst kind of criminal, a book thief who had stolen valuable works from university libraries and even from his father-in-law. Having no sons, Sir Thomas was unable to prevent Halliwell from inheriting his estate. To ensure that his detested heir would never receive anything of value, Sir Thomas's solution was to allow Middle Hill to fall unto complete disrepair. He even went so far as to chop down and sell for lumber the centuries-old oak trees that lined the majestic mile-long drive to his home. In 1863 Sir Thomas decided to move - in order to accommodate his books. With the aid of 160 men, 103 wagonloads of books and papers drawn by 230 horses, the books were lumbered from Middle Hill top their new estate in nearby Cheltenham. It is said that for years afterwards the countryside was littered with the remains of carts that had collapsed under the sheer weight of the Phillipps collection. Sir Thomas continues to add to his library until his death in 1872. After Sir Thomas's death, his immediate family had no room for his collection. So vast was the library that although individual items and large sections were sold privately or through numerous auction sales, the Phillipps collection is still being sold more than a century after the death of its owner. In the course of its sales, many treasures have come to light. As late as 1964, part of the long-lost and unique medieval manuscript of the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses appeared and was subsequently reunited with its other half at Magdalen College, Oxford. Once destined for destruction as worthless wastepaper, this and many other priceless works were saved by the single-minded obsession of the greatest bibliomaniac of all time. Double Elephant - over 25" - 50" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Pocket Companion and History of Free-Masons Containing Their, Origine, Progress, and present State, etcetera, A Confutation of Dr Plot's False Insinuations: an Apology

      London: Published. London. Printed for J. Scott. 1754., 1754. Book measures 6 1/2 x 4 inches. Collation, viii,328 pages, engraved frontis, complete. Bound in full vellum. At some time, not recently, rebacked retaining the original boards. Vellum dust/dirt stained, boards sprung. Binding in good firm condition.Internally, inscription on top edge of title page scribbled over, name inscription on page 1, some occasional dust or dirt marking. Short tear on 1 page, a few pages protruding. Pages in good condition throughout.A very nice copy, of a rare book.A9.2. . First Edition. Vellum. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Lecons de physique experimentale. Par Mr. l'Abbe Nolet [sic], de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, & de la Societe Royale a Londres (Bd. 5 verzeichnet richtig "Nollet" und zusätzlich: "de l'Institute de Bologne, Maitre de Physique de Monseigneur le Dauphin, & Professeur Royal de Physique Experimentale") (Bde. 1 bis 5, zus. 5 Bände [von 6]).

      Amsterdam u. Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus, 1754-1756. Kl.8°, Bd. 1: gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelbl., LIV, 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung (für Bd. 1 u. 2), 372 S. m. 19 gestochenen Falttaf. (die 18 verzeichneten und eine ohne Nummerierung), 4 Bl. Verzeichnis; Bd. 2: Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 476 S. m. 20 gestochenen Falttaf., 4 Bl. Verzeichnis; Bd. 3: Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 502 S. m. 19 gestochenen Falttaf., 6 Bl. Verzeichnis, 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung; Bd. 4: Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung, 535 S. (letzte 6 S. mit dem Verzeichnis) mit 14 gestochenen Falttaf.; Bd. 5: Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung, 566 S. (letzte 12 S. mit dem Verzeichnis) m. 24 gestochenen Falttaf., Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. auf fünf echten Bünden, reiche gold. Rückenpräg., Rundum-Rotschnitt, Lesebändchen, Kanten etw. berieben, Ecken tlw. etw. beschabt u. bestossen, Rücken tlw. etw. brüchig, Papier tlw. gebräunt; gutes Ex. (Nur Bde. 1 bis 5, ohne den Bd. 6) Preis in CHF: 660. Bd. 1: Lecons 1 - 4; Bd. 2: Lecons 5 - 8, Bd. 3: Lecons 9 - 11; Bd. 4: Lecons 12 - 14; Bd. 5: Lecons 15 - 17. - Jean-Antoine Nollet (Abbe Nollet, 1700-1770), franz. Geistlicher und der erste Professor für Experimentalphysik an der Universität Paris.

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        Traité de la culture des Renoncules, des Oeillets, des Auricules, et des Tulipes.

      Paris, Saugrain Fils, 1754. Small-8vo. pp. (2), xxxviii, 413, (5). Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spine, with red gilt-lettered label. Hunt 550: "This includes shorter treatments than Ardène published elsewhere of several flowers, and apparently his only publication on Auriculas. Scarce: not recorded by Haller or the basic catalogues". A fine copy.

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        Le palais du silence. Conte philosophique.

      S.n. 1754 - - S.n., A Amsterdam [Paris] 1754, 2 tomes en un Vol. in 12 (10x17cm), (2) 229pp. , 270pp., Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale rare de cette supercherie littéraire faussement attribuée par le traducteur à Cadmus de Millet dans une préface longuement explicative. Illustrée d'un frontispice d'après Cochin. Pleine Basane blonde d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête en partie élimée et mors supérieur ouvert en coiffe. Epidermures sur les plats. L'ouvrage débute par une préface sur l'attribution du conte à Cadmus de Milet et se poursuit par un chapitre très documenté sur l'établissement des colonies de la Grèce, dans l'Asie-Mineure. Le conte met en scène l'existence du jeune prince, fils du roi des Dorides, le conte étant prétexte, dans la tradition du conte philosophique, au dévoilement de certaines vérités. Le chevalier d'Arcq (1721-1795), fils naturel du Comte de Toulouse, joua un rôle non négligeable dans le domaine des idées au XVIIIe, notamment en s'intéressant de près aux problèmes économiques et sociaux, plus classiquement dans ce conte l'auteur traite des passions humaines et du pouvoir. (2) 229pp. , 270pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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