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        Benjamin Franklin's Newspaper Reports on the Proposed Union of the Colonies

      Philadelphia, PA 1754 - Newspaper. Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, Pa., September 12, 1754. 4 pp., 9 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. New York's legislative bodies and governor volley for position on a defensive pact that suggested that the colonies join together for the first time. With the usual shipping news, advertisements, and news from other colonial cities, including New York and Williamsburg. Excerpts"The Humble Address of the Council of the Province of New York.We are truly sensible to the Importance of those Matters you have been pleased to lay before us.-When the Dignity of the Crown is insulted; the Welfare of Great-Britain attacked, and the Property of our Fellow Subjects invaded; can we.hesitate one Moment to exert with Indignation. our utmost Effortst of Resentment? Surely not!.nothing in our Power shall be wanting, wherein we can, by any Means, contribute to the Honour of your Administration.""The Governor's Answer.The Loyalty you express to His Majesty, the best of Kings, and your Zeal to defeat the Schemes of the French, are very agreeable to me.""The Humble Address of the General Assembly of the said Colony.We are of Opinion with your Honour, that nothing is more natural and salutary than a Union of the Colony for their own Defense, and that it is a reciprocal Duty, to be aiding and assisting to each other, in Case of any Invasion; but these Principles your Honour will not extend to an unlimited Sense: There may be Instances, where particular Colonies invaded, ought to exert their Strength, and not too loudly call on others, more exposed and more burthened than themselves.""The Governor's Answer.I am sensible of the great Expence this Province has been put to in the late War, and that a further great Expence will be necessary for its Defence and Security; and therefore your making a Provision under these Disadvantages, for the Assistance of our Fellow Subjects, will have the greater Merit, and intitle you to the Aid of the other Governments, when we may stand in Need of it."And news from Williamsburg:"August 23. Tuesday last passed thro' this City, on their Way Home, six Officers belonging to the Regiment from North-Carolina, whose Companies are all disbanded, and gone to their respective Habitations; by them we have Advice, that General Innes was preparing to march immediately with the remaining Troops, to buiild a lards Fort at Will's Creek.Yesterday, at Four a Clock in the Evening, Monsieur Druillon, Monsieuyr Le Force, two Cadets, and 17 private Men, who were Prisoners, set out under an Escort, for the French Fort at the Ohio.August 30. We have Advice from Fort Duquisne [sic] the Fort the French took from us on the Ohio, of the 29th of July, that there were but 200 Men there at that Time, 200 more expected in a few Days; and that the rest went off in several Detachments, to the Amount of 1000 besides Indians.We have also certain Intelligence of several of our Men having been taken Prisoners since the Treaty, and offer'd by the Indians for Sale, at 40 Pistoles per Head, and for want of Purchases since sent to Canada. The Indians in our Interest threaten to give up every Thing if we do nothing this Fall."Historical BackgroundHaving just presided over the Albany Congress, which was intended to form a defensive league among the colonists and Iroquois Confederation, New York Provincial Governor James DeLancey emphasizes his appreciation for New Yorkers' support of the Crown against the French, while the General Assembly balks at having to aid the other colonies when New York bore the brunt of the fighting.Launched in 1728, the Pennsylvania Gazette was the second newspaper published in Pennsylvania. In 1729, Benjamin Franklin and partner Hugh Meredith purchased the paper. Franklin regularly contributed pieces written under various noms de plume. The Gazette published the first political cartoon in America: Franklin's own design of a segmented snake representing the individual colonies. (See website for full description)

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        The History of Sir Charles Grandison in a Series of Letters

      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.

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        Lettera...all' illustrissimo Signor Conte Giulio Carlo da Fagnano...Contenente una nuova serie per i differenziali, ed integrali di qualsivoglia grado corrispondente alla Newtoniana per le potestà, e le radici

      Woodcut printer's device on title. 8 pp. Small 4to, fine modern red morocco by Laurenchet, upper cover lettered in gilt. Torino: nella Stamperia Reale, 1754. First edition of Lagrange's first book, published when he was 18 years old; this is a very rare book with no copy located in WorldCat. "In 1754 Lagrange had a short essay printed in the form of a letter written in Italian and addressed to the geometer Giulio da Fagnano. In it he developed a formal calculus based on the analogy between Newton's binomial theorem and the successive differentiations of the product of two functions."-D.S.B., VII, p. 560. A fine copy. ❧ Riccardi, II, 2-"Questo rarissimo opuscolo interessa assai la storia della scienza, anche perchè è il primo lavoro del nostro a. da lui composto nella tenera età di 18 anni; ed è l'unica memoria matematica da lui pubblicata in lingua italiana." .

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        Der vom Frauenzimmer unschuldig verfolgte, geplagte und endlich ins gröste Elend gestürtzte Gelehrte oder wahrhaffte Geschichte..nicht unbekannten Rechts-Gelehrten..Hansee-Stadt

      Franckfurt und Leipzig, in Commißion der Buchnerschen Handlung, 1754.. 1754. Titelblatt und 78 S. Späteres Hpgt mit Marmorbezug, Rckntitel in rot/schwarz-Fraktur. Rotschnitt, Ebd. etwas angeschmutzt, durchgehend stockfleckig und/oder gebräunt. Nicht bei HOLZMANN/B. HAYN/G: II, 525, erwäghnt zwar den Titel jedoch auch ohne Lösung des Pseudonyms: "SEHR RAR. Cat. Monath II, Nürnberg 1783, p. 99: Geschichte...". Am Vorsatz gestochenes ExL d. 19. Jh.: Bibliotheek HEERDINCK und ExL. des bekannten holländischen Sammlers: F. G. WALLER. *** Wir haben nur ein Exemplar in einer öffentlichen Bibliothek auffinden können: iStaatsbibliothek, Berlin.

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        Mutter Maria mit dem Jesusknaben im Arm über Wolken.

      . Pinsel in Grau, über roter Kreide, auf Bütten, unten signiert und datiert "J. Wit f. 1754". 17,7:14,4 cm. - Papier etwas vergilbt. Sehr reizvolle Zeichnung, die im Todesjahr des Künstlers entstanden ist.. Nach einem Studium in Antwerpen und paralleler intensiver Beschäftigung mit Werken von P.P. Rubens (1577-1640) kehrte Jacob de Wit in seine Heimatstadt zurück. Hier bekam er bald Aufträge für Wand- und Deckendekorationen von Privathäusern und Kirchen, die ihn rasch zu großem Ansehen verhalfen.

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        "An historical account of the British trade over the Caspian Sea: with the author's journal of travels from England through Russia into Persia; and back through Russia, Germany, and Holland. To which are added the revolutions of Persia during the present century, with the particular history of the great usurper Nadir Kouli... The second edition, revised and corrected"

      London: T. Osborne [et al.]. 1754. "2 volumes, 4to, engraved frontispieces, 26 plates, 11 folding; a number of engraved vignettes in the text; recent half brown morocco over marbled boards, blind-lettered spines; unfortunate stain on top half of the spine on Vol. II; ownership rubberstamp on title page, else about fine. & & Cox I, p. 255: ""Hanway was a well-known traveler and philanthropist, popularly remembered as the pioneer user of the umbrella. Readers of Boswell will recall Johnson's severe criticism of his essay attacking tea-drinking. As a partner of a St. Petersburg merchant, he made a journey in 1743 down the Volga and by the Caspian Sea to Persia with a caravan of woolen goods, and returned in 1745 by the same route after many perilous adventures. He reached London in 1750. He later filled several public positions, and had a street named after him in London and a monument erected to him in Westminster Abbey. Dr. Johnson said of him, ""that he acquired a reputation travelling abroad, but lost it all by travelling at home."" This was in reference to his ""Eight Days"" trip in England [Journal of an Eight Days' Journey, London, 1756].""& & ESTC T94136."

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        Ben Franklin Publishes News of Washington's Capitulation at Fort Necessity

      Philadelphia, PA 1754 - Newspaper. Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, Pa., July 25, 1754. 4 pp., 9 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. ExcerptCAPITULATION,Granted by Monsieur de Villier, Captain and Commander of Infantry and Troops of his Most Christian Majesty, to those English Troops actually in the Fort of Necessity, which was built on the lands of the King's Dominions, July the third, 1754, at Eight a Clock at Night, viz.,.Article I. We grant Leave to the English Commander to retire with all his Garrison, and to return peaceably into his own Country; and promise to hinder his receiving any Insult from us French; and to restrain, as much as shall be in our Power the Savages that are with us. II. It shall be permitted him to go out, and carry with him all that belongs to them, except the Artillery, which we keep.III. That we will allow them the Honours of War, that they march out with Drums beating, and a Swivel Gun, being willing to show them that we treat them as Friends. IV. That as soon as the Articles are signed by both Parties, the English Coulours shall be struck.VII. And as the English have in their Power an Officer, two Cadets, and most of the Prisoners made in the Assassination of the Sieur DeJamonville, they must promise to send them back, with a Safe-guard, to the Fort Du Guerne, situated at the Fine River: And for Surety of their performing this Article, as well as the Treaty, Mr. Jacob Vanbram, and Robert Stobo, both Captains, shall be kept as Hostages, till the Arrival of the Canadeans and French above mentioned. We oblige ourselves, on our Side, to give an Escort to return in Safety these two Officers; and expect to have our French in two Months and a Half at the farthest; a Duplicate of this being fix'd upon one of the Posts of our Blockade the day above nam'd.Historical BackgroundIn December 1753, Virginia Governor Robert Dinwiddie sent a young George Washington to the Ohio Country, (territory claimed by several English colonies) requesting that the French fortifying the region depart. When they refused, Dinwiddie commissioned Washington a lieutenant colonel and ordered him to raise a militia to defend the Forks of the Ohio River. Meanwhile, the French built Fort Duquesne, near present-day Pittsburgh, on the site. In March 1754, Washington returned with his militia and orders to act defensively, but also not to tolerate interference from the French. After a brief skirmish at Jumonville Glen in May that resulted in the death of the French commander, Washington's troops constructed Fort Necessity-a rough stockade of wood and hides-in June. French forces, along with their Indian allies, attacked on July 3, 1754, forcing Washington to capitulate in the only surrender of his career. The two incidents led directly to the Seven Years War between British and French forces in North America.Launched in 1728, the Pennsylvania Gazette was the second newspaper published in Pennsylvania. In 1729, Benjamin Franklin and partner Hugh Meredith purchased the paper. Franklin regularly contributed pieces written under various noms de plume. The Gazette published the first political cartoon in America: Franklin's own design of a segmented snake representing the individual colonies that advocated for a a colonial union by advising "Join, or Die."ConditionVery good. Toned, tight margins but no loss to text, some professionally-closed minor tears. Lacking half-sheet of advertisements.

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        Traité des pierres, avec des notes physiques & critiques, traduites de l'anglois de M. Hill. Auquel on a ajouté deux lettres du même auteur, l'une au Docteur Parsons, sur les couleurs du saphir & de la turquoise; & l'autre à M. Folkes, président de la Societé Royale de Londres, sur les effets des différens menstrues sur le cuivre

      Hérissant, Paris 1754 - In-12. Collation : XXIV, 287 pp. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.). Première édition française, traduite du grec, avec de longs commentaires de John Hill. L'ouvrage sur les minéraux et les pierres de Théophraste, élève d'Aristote fera autorité durant tout le Moyen-Age. Les commentaires de Hill, plus longs que le texte de Théophraste, parurent pour la première fois en anglais en 1746. Ils forment eux-mêmes un essai sur les connaissances en minéralogie de son époque. Sinkankas 6593. Une éraflure sur un plat, mais bel exemplaire.

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        Delle forze dell'intendimento umano o sia il pirronismo confutato

      Presso Giambatista Pasquali 1754 - 272 S. Pappband, Sehr guter Zustand/ very good, Edizione terza. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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        Carte Réduite d'une Partie des Costes Occidentales et Meridionales de L'Afrique depuis Cabo Frio ou Cap Froid. jusqu'a la Baye de S.Blaise. MDCCLIV.

      1754 - Paris, Dépôt de la Marine, c.1754. Coloured. 900 x 575mm. Large and detailed chart of the southern African coastline from Cape Fria in Namibia to Cape Agulhas, with a rococo title cartouche and a profile of the Cape of Good Hope. Bellin was the first Chief Hydrographer of the Dépôt, the French equivalent of the British Admiralty.

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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, IN A SERIES OF LETTERS.

      London, printed by W. Strahan for the Author, MDCCLIV, 1754.Containing, an account of what is most remarkable in their present state, as well as in their monuments of antiquity. FIRST EDITION 1754, folio, approximately 360 x 240 mm, 14 x 9½ inches, large folding engraved frontispiece, 1 page of the Greek Alphabet, 32 engraved plates of 34, some part folding and 3 large folding. LACKS THE MAPS OF CYPRUS AND SYRIA. Pages: (4), 1 - 311, [1], including Thermometer tables, rebound in quarter calf by Pierre Thibaudeau, his label on last pastedown, gilt lettered maroon label, gilt decoration betwen raised bands, marbled boards, cream endpapers. Slight rubbing to binding, library stamp to bottom of title page and to the bottom of 1 folding plate, title page has age - browning to outer edge not affecting image, pale damp staining to top margins, just affecting several plates, 9 leaves have repairs to top inner margins with acid free document repair tape, not affecting text or images, 1 plate has tear repaired to top margin not affecting images, 4 plates have been trimmed with loss of 1 margin, some small neat repairs to plates, mostly to folds and margins, the book has been tightly bound, obscuring some of the captions of the plates, 2 tips of corners missing, pale offset from text to both sides of plates and blank parts of text pages, endpapers have light staining, some creases to a few pages, occasional marginalia, occasional pale age - browning and fox spots, a good sturdy working copy. The author was a British Consul at Aleppo between 1754 and 1756. The present work takes the form of 13 letters written mostly to his brother during his travels from 1744 to 1750. Cyprus in particular is extensively described demonstrating Drummond's first - hand knowledge not only of its antiquities and people but its imports and exports. Taken from Sotheby's The Library of Henry M. Blackmer II, page 267, No. 557; A reference Guide to the Literature of Travel by Edward Cox, Volume 1, No. 1754; The Sefik Atabey Collection, The Ottoman World, Volume 1, No. 363. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The History of Sir Charles Grandison in a Series of Letters?

      Printed for S. Richardson, London 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.

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        ARTE MAGICA ANNICHILATA. Libri tre, Con un' Appendice

      Verona: Antonio Andreoni, 1754. Verona:: Antonio Andreoni,, 1754. First Edition. Very Good+. Very Good+ First Edition in contemporary stiff wrappers, modern spine rebacking. Front free endpaper with ownership inscription dated 1762. Covers with mild soil. title page with archivally repaired closed tear. Mild dampstain lower margin, not affecting text. 4to. [10], 326, [6 Index] pp.

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        La Danse Ancienne et Moderne ou Traite Historique de la Danse... Tome Premiere [-Troisieme]

      A La Haye: Chez Jean Neaulme. 1754. Three volumes. 12mo. Full modern light tan morocco with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, inner dentelles gilt, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in matching custom-made morocco box. 1f. (title), [i]-xxxii (preface), [iv] (contents), [1]-168, [xvi] (index) pp.; 1f. (title), 180, [xvi] (index) pp.; 1f. (title), 168, [xii] (index) pp. Provenance: The collection of the well-known dancer and dance historian Angene Feves. Small tear to pp. 39/40 in Vol. I repaired. A crisp, clean, near-fine copy overall. . First Edition. Cortot p. 43. Magriel pp. 28-9. Beaumont p. 53. Derra de Moroda 515. RISM BVI p. 196. "An excellent and reliable work consulted by all historians of the dance... The first part is devoted to the dances of antiquity; the second, to the rise of the ballet in France from Catherine de Medici to 1643. The concluding chapters are comments on the artistic faults of the ballet of the day with suggestions for their eradication." Beaumont "One of the most important histories of the dance, quoted by Noverre and many dance historians." Derra de Moroda

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        Systeme naturel du regne animal, par classes, familles ou ordres, genres et especes. Avec une notice de tous les animaux, les noms Grecs, Latins & vulgaires .(2 vols. in one)

      Bauche Paris 1754 - 400, 303 S. Leather, Sehr guter Zustand/ very good, First edition. With engraved portrait and 6 engraved plates. Cover richly gilted on back, with some wear. Very slightly foxed inside.

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        Der junge Raffael tritt in Perugia seine Lehre bei dem berühmten Maler Pietro Vanucci, gen. Perugino, an.

      . Feder in Braun, braun laviert, über Bleistift, auf dünnem Velin. 26,2:26 cm. Darstellung oben rundbogig geschlossen. Über die Zeichnung ist eine Quadrierung mit brauner Feder gelegt, eine zweite in Bleistift weicht von der in Feder etwas ab. Wohl Vorstudie für ein Fresko.. Palagi, ein norditalienischer Klassizist wurde von A. Appiani (1754-1817) und L. Sabatelli (1772-1850) beieinflußt. Er war künstlerisch auf mehreren Feldern tätig, nämlich aus Maler, Architekt und Modelleur.

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        Olympia, Pythia, Isthmia, and Nemea.

      4 volumes bound as 1: 158; 186; 79; 128 pages. Page size: 80 x 50 mm [31/8 x 2 inches]. Modern binding of full calf gilt. All edges gilt. Small lower outer corner missing from the title-page of Pythia; light browning here & there; else a very good set. Bondy pp.23-24; Gaskell Foulis Press 274; Mikrobiblion 192; Spielmann 413-15; Welsh 5705. (3).

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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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        Beschrijving van Haarlem.

      "Harlemias, of de eerste stichting der stad Haarlem; haar toenemen en vergrooten; zeldzaame avontuur in vrede, oorlog en belegeringen; harde beginzelen van de eerste reformatie enz. tweede druk Haarlem by Johannes Marshorn 1754. engr frontispiece, 30 engr fold plts & 12 fold engr by Romein de Hooghe. 755pp.".

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        Altenryf. Ein Gott-Haus Cistercienser Ordens in dem Canton Freijburg gegen Mittag anzusehen. / Hauterive. Abbaye de l'ordre de Cisteaux situee dans le Canton de Fribourg du Cote du Midy.

      Zürich, o.J., um 1754,. 10.5x14.5 cm. (Bild mit Schrift), Original Kupferstich aus: die Neue und vollständige Topographie der Eydgenossenschaft in 3 Bden. 1754 - 1758 - 1773, 1 Blatt / 1 feuille (23x17.5 cm ).. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Aus: Topographie der Eidgenossenschaft 1754-1773. /

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        La Danse Ancienne et Moderne ou Traite Historique de la Danse... Tome Premiere [-Troisieme]

      A La Haye Chez Jean Neaulme 1754. Three volumes. 12mo. Full modern light tan morocco with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, inner dentelles gilt, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in matching custom-made morocco box. 1f. (title), [i]-xxxii (preface), [iv] (contents), [1]-168, [xvi] (index) pp.; 1f. (title), 180, [xvi] (index) pp.; 1f. (title), 168, [xii] (index) pp. Provenance: The collection of the well-known dancer and dance historian Angene Feves. Small tear to pp. 39/40 in Vol. I repaired. A crisp, clean, near-fine copy overall.. First Edition. Cortot p. 43. Magriel pp. 28-9. Beaumont p. 53. Derra de Moroda 515. RISM BVI p. 196. "An excellent and reliable work consulted by all historians of the dance... The first part is devoted to the dances of antiquity; the second, to the rise of the ballet in France from Catherine de Medici to 1643. The concluding chapters are comments on the artistic faults of the ballet of the day with suggestions for their eradication." Beaumont "One of the most important histories of the dance, quoted by Noverre and many dance historians." Derra de Moroda

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        Franc. Sanctii Brocensis . Minerva, seu De causis linguae latinae commentarius, Cui inserta sunt, uncis inclusa, quae addidit Gasp. Scioppius, Et subjectae suis paginis Notae Jac. Perizoni. Editio Sexta, prioribus enmendatior & accessione Correctinum ipsius . L. Kusteri.

      - Amstelaedami, viduam & filium Salomonis Schouten, 1754, 21 x 13 cm., bella encuadernación en pergamino a la romana de época, recuadro dorado con adornos en las esquinas y escudo dorado en ambos planos con las tres cruces verticales del escudo de la ciudad de Amsterdam, ex-libris del erudito inglés Edward Bensly, frontis grabado en cobre + 16 h. incluso portada a dos tintas + 862 + 46 págs. + 14 h. (Magnífico ejemplar. Palau 294882. "Esta edicion sexta de las anotadas por Perizonio o de Amsterdam, es la primera en que se separaron del texto las adiciones de Scioppio antes confundidas con el, y se añadieron las correcciones que el mismo Sanchez habia hecho a capitulos 8° y 9° del tercer libro. Conservaba Mayáns el manuscrito y se lo facilitó al Conde Oton Federico de Linden. Tambien se agrego las últimas 32 h., la Diatriba de Kuster sobre el verbo Cerno, para que mas fácilmente se comprendiera la refutation que de ella hizo Perizonio. Esta edicion asi aumentada es matriz de todas las posteriores". Menendez y Pelayo cit. por Palau). LATÍN

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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., 1754.. London.: D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate.. Volume XXIV.. 1754.. Bound volume for the year 1754 in what was a three-quarter leather binding, but with spine split with leather loss, covers detached and very worn and the text block split into three sections; 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; title page and preface; 603 pp and index. Volume notable for map, "British American Plantations" by Bowen, which appears to have been handcolored by a previous owner. MISSING map "Discoveries of Admiral de Fontes." Includes 27 handcolored plates of Baronets. Overall, contents in good condition, with plates bright and clean. Present is a bright and clean copy of Bowen's "Map of the British American Plantations...from Boston...to 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. There are six or more engraved portraits of eminent men. 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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        Verzeichnis der Bücher so gesamlet 3 Bd

      Johann Samuel Heinsius Erben Frankfurt und Leipzig 1754 - Erste Ausgabe; Sehr selten; Verzeichnis der Bücher einer Privatsammlung in Dresden im 18. Jahrhundert von Jahn, Königlicher Polnischer und Kurfürstlicher sächsischer Commissions Rat in Dresden gesammelt. Jahn erklärt seine Absichten im Vorwort zum Band I und im Vorwort zum Band II: jahn hat eine bunte Büchersammlung zusammengetragen die vom Zufall der Käufe bestimmt ist die in der "entlegenen Gegend" wo er wohnte möglich war. Er hat auch in seiner Liste Bücher erwähnt die ihm von Freunden empfohlen wurden und die er nicht besitzte. Die Liste beträgt auch Manuskripte die seitdem verschwunden sind. Buch I und II enthalten die Nummer 1 bis 1763, Bd. III fehlt, Band IV die Nummer 2383 bis 4537. Einbände ganz Pergament der Zeit mit schriftlichem Titel am Rücken, in gutem und festem Zustand. Bd I: "des ersten Bandes erster Abschnitt", (4) 824 Seiten, Fehlstelle am Vorsatz (Ecke), Innen leicht gebräunt kaum Benutzungsspuren; Bd II ("Des ersten Bandes zweiter Abschnitt") 734 Seiten in der Folge von Bd I numeriert; Innen guter Zustand leicht gebräunt, einige Stellen von einem alten Wasserfleck betroffen, ; (es fehlt Bd III, dritter Abschnitt des ersten Buches) Bd IV (Zweiter Band) (2) 838 Seiten , Innen guter Zustand mit einigen Stellen von einem Wasserfleck betroffen und leicht gebräunt; Diese Büchersammlung fasziniert da Sie mehrsprachig ist (deutsch, latein, französisch, flämisch, hebrâisch, griechisch usw.) und dadurch ein Wichtiges Zeugnis der Verbreitung der verschiedenen Kulturen im 18. Jahrhundert darstellt; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems on Several Occasions. In two volumes

      London - J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper and H. Lintot (volume i), C. Hitch and J. Hodges (volumeii), 1754. London - J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper and H. Lintot (volume i), C. Hitch and J. Hodges (volumeii), 1754 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely little two volume set of Matthew Prior's poetry. With a frontispiece to each volume and three further plates in volume II. Volume II states the fourth edition. With a life of Mr Prior by Samuel Humphreys. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally rubbed, one board detached, one held by the cords only, and two joints cracked and delicate. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean aside from some light marginal tidemarks to volume I. Ink signatures of William John Tucker, 1763. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Neueröffnete Jäger-Practica, oder der wohlgeübte und Erfahrne Jäger. 4 Teile in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Heinsius Erben, 1754.. Folio. 16 Blatt, 148; 264; 184; 108 Seiten, 32 Blatt Register. Mit 21 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 4 gefalteten Tabellen und 1 Textholzschnitt. Halblederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit goldgepr. Rückenschild.. 2. vermehrte Auflage. - Lindner 11.0519.02. - Gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe von 1746 um den 4. Teil erweitert. - Standardwerk der deutschen Jagdliteratur im 18. Jahrhundert. - Beschreibt das jagdbare Wild, Jagdhunde, Wildbahnen und Gehege, Jagdgeräte, Parforce-Jagd, Wildpflege und Forstwirtschaft. - Mit einem Anhang über die Fischerei. - Die Kupfertafeln zeigen Wildgehege und Gatter, Raubzeug-Fallen, Jagdzubehör etc. - Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Papier gebräunt, stellenweise auch leicht braunfleckig, eine Tafel mit hinterlegtem Einriss, gutes und vollständiges Exemplar mit allen Tafeln.

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        Essai sur L'Électricité des Corps. Par M. l’abbé Nollet, de l’Académie royale des sciences, de la Société royale de Londres, de l’Institut de Bologne, maître de physique de M. le Dauphin & professeur Royal de Physique expérimentale. Troisième édition [vignet]

      Paris,: chez H. L. Gu?n & L. F. Delatour, 1754.. Paris,: chez H. L. Guérin & L. F. Delatour,, 1754.. xxiv (faux-titre, titre, épître, préface et avis au relieur), 273, [iii, privilège] pp. 12mo (9,5 x 16.5 cm.). Finely bound in contemporary chestnut marbled calf, spine with 5 raised band, in compartment richly gilt tooled with ornamentaL & floral decorations, gilt lettered on red morocco label, gilt ruler along the edges of sides, edges red. - [Reliure de l’époque en basane marbrée de couleur fauve à dos à nerfs orné de caissons et de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin grenat, filet d’encadrement à froid sur les plats, tranches rouges]. With an engraved frontispiece by R. Brunet after N. le Sueur and 4 folded engraved plates in very sharp impression. ¶ Last edition of this classic work on electricity, this 1754 imprint is particularly rare. A very fine and attractive copy from a precious provenance; the library of Marie-Caroline de Bourbon Sicile, duchesse de Berry (1798-1870) with her bookplate from the Château de Rosny, « La solitude ». Cat. Wheeler Gift 329a. "… Nollet immediately became the chief of the European electricians, but by 1752 he was under attack by Franklinists led by Buffon: he replied in 'Lettres sur l'éclectricité (1753 …) , capitalizing on Franklin's occasional obscurities and imprecisions, and his argument stimulated the evolution of classical electrostatics. Another achievement was the discovery and clear explanation of osmotic pressure (1848) " (DSB).

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        Clavis diplomatica, specimina veterum scriptuarum tradens, alphabeta nimirum varia, medii aevi compendia scribendi, notariorum veterum signa perplura ... Praemissa est bibliotheca scriptorum rei diplomaticae. Iterata hac editione sic ab auctore recognita, emendata ac locupletata, ut novum opus videri possit.

      Hannover, B. N. Foersteri, 1754.. Zweite, stark erweiterte Ausgabe. 2 Bll., 60, 616 S., 10 Bl. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, und 74 Kupfertafeln, 2 davon gefaltet, sowie 27 in den Text gedr. Kupferabbildungen. Pergamentband der Zeit. 4to.. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar. Zweite, stark erweiterte Ausgabe der diplomatischen Bibliographie Die EA von 1737 war nur c. 200 Seiten stark. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen Alphabete, Schriftproben und Abbreviaturen-Verzeichnisse, die für die Entwicklung der Schrift ebenso interessant wie für das Studium altertümlicher und mittelalterlicher Urkunden unentbehrlich sind. //..// Zustand - und Einbandbeschreibung genau lesen!! Besonders bei Bestellungen ueber "amazon.de" //..//

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        L'art de désopiler la rate. En prenant chaque feuillet pour se T(orcher) le D(errière). Entremêlé de quelques bonnes choses.

      A Gallipoli de Calabre l'an des Folie . [(Lille André Joseph Panckoucke)] () - In-12, 430 pp. Reliure plein veau havane, dos à nerfs à caissons sertis d'un double filet doré, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge et vert, triple filet doré en encadrement sur les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées. (Cuzin). Seconde édition, l'édition originale posthume est de 1754. On trouve dans cet ouvrage les choses les plus diverses : des extraits critiques de livres rares, des propos antireligieux, des histoires grivoises, incroyables ou inventées, des listes d'objets qui n'existent pas, des historiettes, des rébus., et même quelques morceaux scatologiques. Gay I-280. L'auteur est le libraire lillois A.-J. Panckoucke (1700-1753), personnage haut en couleurs : janséniste, franc-maçon, proche des philosophes des Lumières, épicurien, érudits,. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Giovanni di Giscala tiranno del tempio di Gerusalemme; tragedia.

      Venezia: P. Valvasense, 1754. - First edition. 4to., full contemporary vellum, leather spine label, cxxiv pp. With a frontispiece, engraved title vignette and headpieces. Covers warped with the vellum lifting from the pastedowns, one inch piece out of the foot of the spine but this is certainly a very good copy. The dedication iswritten by Varano. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de Sculptures Antiques Greques et Romaines

      Paris 1754 - Later 1/4 leather with plain boards, fine condition, front hinge weak. 60 illustrations on 38 pages. Plates are fine engravings of the Greek and Roman statues restored by Adam which he hoped to sell. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai politique sur le commerce. Nouvelle édition, revue & corrigée.

      Amsterdam, François Changuion 1754 - In-12 [155 x 95 mm]. Collation : (8), 367 pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.) Jean François Melon, [1675-1738] a été le secrétaire particulier de John Law. Mercantiliste, il était très critique à l'égard du système de Law. Plats frottés et épidermés. // You can browse all my books on latude.net

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        Autograph letter to M. Cabanis, 4pp. folio, discussing the type of knife to be used in a cancer operation.

      Paris 1754 - Louis, Antoine (1723-92). Autograph draft (probably incomplete) of a letter to Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis (1757-1808). 4pp. N.p., May 18, 1754. 260 x 186 mm. Creased where previously folded, some browning, tiny hole in first leaf not affecting text, otherwise very good. English translation included. From the pioneer French medical jurisprudence authority (see G-M 1730-31) to a medical colleague, discussing the type and size of cutting instrument appropriate for removal of a cancerous tumor in the breast. Cabanis had been involved in a dispute over whether a smaller instrument, such as a lancet, was preferable to the razor recommended by several authorities for such an operation. The Royal Academy of Surgery had asked Louis to give his opinion on this matter, which he did in the present draft. Louis took Cabanis's side in preferring the smaller instrument, citing the writings of Delahaye, Garangeot and Fayet to back his judgment, while noting the opposing opinions of LeDran and Dionis. "When one tries to understand the reasons and the different procedures expounded in the different methods of operating, one sees that the razor and the large knife are recommended only for cutting off the breast with one blow. . . .And if you have the memoirs of the Royal Academy of Surgery, vol. 1, page 681 in the quarto edition, you will read a memoir of M. Fayet of a tumor of the breast, you will see that one must have one's fingers in the incision made and the circumference of the tumor in order to judge the depth, the hardness and the way it is attached, in order to detach the tumor more easily. Since the removal of a cancer is a dissection, where each step is based on what one must do after it and it is the only was to precisely remove the whole body of the tumor, then how can one do this dissection with a large knife which will only serve to cut out, if I dare to speak this way, the cancer with one cut."

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        La science des ingenieurs dans la conduite des travaux de fortification et d'architecture civile, Dedié au Roy

      A la Haye, chez PIERRE GOSSE Junior, Libraire de S.A.R. 1754 - Ouvrage très complet sur l'architecture civile et militaire abondamment illustré. Il se compose ainsi : joli frontispice, titre, deux feuillets pour l'épitre, 5 feuillets pour la préface et les approbations, livre I : théorie de la maçonnerie, 80 pages, 3 planches dépliantes, Livre II : De la Mécanique des voutes, 64 pages, 3 planches, Livre III : De la construction des travaux, 96 pages, 5 planches, Livre IV : Des édifices militaires, 104 pages, 25 planches, Livre V : De la décoration, 80 pages, 15 planches, Livre VI : De la manière de faire les devis, 80 pages, 3 feuillets pour les tables. L'ensemble est bien complet des 53 planches et du frontispice. Reliure plein veau marbré, coiffe inférieure abîmée, coins usés, plats très légèrement frotté, l'exemplaire a servi et comporte quelques petites notes manuscrites dans les marges très anciennes d'un des propriétaires, ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre noire sur le premier plat (peu lisible), bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        'Carte De L'Amerique Septentrionale 1754.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Jean Palairet in London aus Atlas Methodicus ..., dat. 1754, 47,5 x 57,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 16. - Jean Palairet (1697-1774) war ein englischer Kartenmacher der in Frankreich geboren wurde. - Vorliegender 1. Zustand noch ohne "Terres Arc-tiques". - Zeigt Nordamerika mit der Karibik. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Oben rechts Meilenzeiger.

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        Traité physique et historique de l?aurore boréale

      A Paris, de l?imprimerie royale, 1754. In / 4 reliure plein veau tacheté, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés, tranches rouges, 6 f., 570 p., 22 f., 17 planches dépliantes. Coiffes manquantes, mors partiellement ouverts ; usures sur les coins - très bon état des feuillets. Jean - Jacques Dortous de Mairan, né à Béziers le 26 novembre 1678 et mort à Paris le 20 février 1771, mathématicien, astronome et géophysicien français. 4to in contemporary full spoted calf, ribbed spine with gilt panels, red edges, [6], 570 p., [22], 17 folding plates. Flaws : tips lacking, joints partially opened, corners rubbed ; sheets in very good state. relié Bon état

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        Travels Through Turkey in Asia, the Holy Land, Arabia, Egypt, and other Parts of the World: GivingA Particular and Faithful Account of what is most Remarkable in the manners, religion polity, antiquities, and natural history of those countries

      London - J.Newbery, 1754. London - J.Newbery, 1754 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce first edition set of this historic documentation of Asia by Charles Thompson. With a Curious Description of Jerusalem, as it now appears, And other Places mention'd in the Holy Scriptures. Interspersed with the Remarks of several other modern Travellers; illustrated with notes, historical, geographical, and miscellaneous, by the editor; and adorn'd with maps and prints. These maps and prints are to be found in both volumes:Volume I features two engraved plates, between pages 4 and 5 and 64 and 65, and a large coloured folding map plate - torn in three pieces and in need ofcare andrestoration. Volume II comprises a folding frontispiece of Jerusalem - with contemporary repairs, tipped to blue card -, a torn folding plate of the surrounding countryside between pages 2 and 3, a folding plate of mountains - again tipped to blue card for repairs - between 202 and 203. There is also a further loose incompleteplate, which could be from between pages 56 and 57 of the first volume, where there is evidence of the neat removal of a plate. Complete in two volumes, as issued. Condition: Uniformly bound in contemporary full calf. Externally, worn. All hinges failed, three of four boards held by joints, front hinge of volume I held by tape repair. Internally, firmly bound, with exception of plates (as outlined above). Scattered spotting and handling marks throughout, including numerous inscriptions to pastedowns and ink stains to rear pastedown of volume II. Endpapers absent from both volumes. Overall: FAIR..

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        The Life of the truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius.Containing a Copious and Circumstantial History of the several Important and Honourable Negotiations In which he was employed; together with A Critical Account of his Works

      London - Millar, Whiston, White, and Davis8 by 5; (vi)(vi)368(20)pp., 1754. London - Millar, Whiston, White, and Davis8 by 5; (vi)(vi)368(20)pp., 1754 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A thorough biography of Dutch wunderkind Hugo Grotius. Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) was a prodigious Dutch lawyer. He entered University at Leyden at 12; and was appointed Historian of the States General at 18, and Advocate Fiscal at 24. He travelled to England in a diplomatic capacity in 1613, before becoming Pensionary of Rotterdam. His Arminian theology and attempts to facilitate peace between theologically-opposed factions earned him a life sentence in 1618; although he escaped to Paris in 1621. He attempted to return to Holland in 1631, but was banished and settled in Sweden. In 1635 he returned to Paris in an ambassadorial capacity for the Kingdom of Sweden. He was killed in a shipwreck on a voyage home in 1645. Here DeBurigny offers a thorough biography, covering both Grotius's works, and his political and diplomatic activities. Condition: Externally, bound in old speckled calf with missing label and gilt line around the boards (corners worn). Chipped spine, cracks in joints. Internally, firmly bound (notwithstanding cracked hinges). Edges of leaves coloured in red; staining from treatment of leather binding round margins of few leaves atront and rear; bookplate of Professor David Arthur Pailin to front pastedown; No 1268 in old ink at top of recto of first blank endpaper; Advertisement by the Editor on p. v. ; Approbation on p. [vi (a)]; list of books on p. [vi (b)]; some engraved headpiecesand tailpieces; catalogue of Grotiuss works on pp. 363-368;errata on final leaf. Overall: GOOD..

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        Carte Générale de L'Amérique

      London: Nourse, Vaillant, Millar, Rocque & Sayer, 1754. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in very good condition. 29 5/8 x 29 1/3 inches. A highly decorative map of the Americas, evincing Palairet's uniquely elegant aesthetic style This artistically virtuous map embraces the entirety of North and South America, and also takes in the western extremities of Europe and Africa. South America is very well defined, and is divided into the various Spanish domains and Portuguese Brazil. North America is depicted on the eve of the Seven Years War. The English colonies running from Georgia up to Nova Scotia hug the Atlantic seaboard, while the massive French empire consisting of Canada and Louisiana extends through the heart of the continent. Quebec City, the capital of New France, is noted on the map. In the west, California is correctly shown to be a peninsula, while the Pacific Northwest is shown to be an enigma. Mexico and the numerous islands of the Caribbean are also portrayed. The map is adorned with a elegant, rococo style cartouche. Jean Palairet was born in Montauban, France, but emigrated to England where he became a French tutor to the children of George II. He later wrote several informative books on arithmetic, language, arts and sciences, and geography. The present map is from the second edition of Palairet's greatest work, the Atlas méthodique, a magnificent cartographical demonstration, in which landmasses are shown in various stages of political definition. Phillips, Atlases in the Library of Congress, 3503, map 12

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        Histoire D'Allemagne

      - Abrege chronologique de l'histoire et du droit public d'Allemagne. Jean-Thomas Herissant, Paris, 1754. Full contemporary calf with triple gilt fillets to boards, gilt floral motif panels on spine, red morocco title label and raised gilt bands; 12mo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, IN A SERIES OF LETTERS

      London, printed by W. Strahan for the Author, MDCCLIV, 1754.. London, printed by W. Strahan for the Author, MDCCLIV, 1754.. Containing, an account of what is most remarkable in their present state, as well as in their monuments of antiquity. FIRST EDITION 1754, folio, approximately 360 x 240 mm, 14 x 9½ inches, large folding engraved frontispiece, 1 page of the Greek Alphabet, 32 engraved plates of 34, some part folding and 3 large folding. LACKS THE MAPS OF CYPRUS AND SYRIA. Pages: (4), 1-311, [1], including Thermometer tables, rebound in quarter calf by Pierre Thibaudeau, his label on last pastedown, gilt lettered maroon label, gilt decoration betwen raised bands, marbled boards, cream endpapers. Slight rubbing to binding, library stamp to bottom of title page and to the bottom of 1 folding plate, title page has age-browning to outer edge not affecting image, pale damp staining to top margins, just affecting several plates, 9 leaves have repairs to top inner margins with acid free document repair tape, not affecting text or images, 1 plate has tear repaired to top margin not affecting images, 4 plates have been trimmed with loss of 1 margin, some small neat repairs to plates, mostly to folds and margins, the book has been tightly bound, obscuring some of the captions of the plates, 2 tips of corners missing, pale offset from text to both sides of plates and blank parts of text pages, endpapers have light staining, some creases to a few pages, occasional marginalia, occasional pale age-browning and fox spots, a good sturdy working copy. The author was a British Consul at Aleppo between 1754 and 1756. The present work takes the form of 13 letters written mostly to his brother during his travels from 1744 to 1750. Cyprus in particular is extensively described demonstrating Drummond's first-hand knowledge not only of its antiquities and people but its imports and exports. Taken from Sotheby's The Library of Henry M. Blackmer II, page 267, No. 557; A reference Guide to the Literature of Travel by Edward Cox, Volume 1, No. 1754; The Sefik Atabey Collection, The Ottoman World, Volume 1, No. 363. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE CHRONOLOGY AND HISTORY OF THE WORLD FROM THE CREATION TO THE YEAR OF CHRIST, 1753; ILLUSTRATED IN LVI TABLES

      London: No Publisher Stated, 1754. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. 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.).

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        Mr. Kellom Tomlinson Author of the Original Art of Dancing, Composer, Writer of Dances and Their Music, for the Use and Entertainment of the Public [Engraving], after a painting by V. Bleeck (1716)

      , 1754. 1754. Mr. Kellom Tomlinson Author of the Original Art of Dancing, Composer, Writer of Dances and Their Music, for the Use and Entertainment of the Public [Engraving], after a painting by V. Bleeck (1716). Engraved by F. Morellon la Cave (1754), script engraved by M. Chennery (London, after 1754). Engraving on laid paper. Size: 7" x 9", mounted on window mat. Very good condition, taped and with small stains on top verso. The elegant engraving is a half-length portrait with subject facing right and holding a book of his dances. Examples of his notation and music are on the table next to his arm. One of the key choreographer's of England in the 18th century. The engraving, printed after 1754, was certainly published by the author, since no publishing information is found on the print itself. Some reproductions of the print are found in copies of his book, The Art of Dancing Explained by Reading and Figures [1735], a notoriously slow seller due to its expense. The book went into a second edition in 1744. Kellom (Kenelm) Tomlinson, English dancer, dance master, choreographer. Tomlinson was apprenticed to Thomas Caverley from 1707-1714 and was also taught by the well-known French ballet dancer Rene Cherrier. He also was acquainted with the choreographer Anthony l'Abbe. Little additional information is known about Tomlinson's career. He is not listed as a performer (although he certainly was) in any of the London theaters of the time. He taught dancing first, at his home in Holborn. Then, after 1717 or 1718, on South Hampton Street, Holborn, and later, at Devonshire Street, near Queen's Square. Many of Tomlinson's students appeared in the 18th century English stage, including Mlle. Salle at Lincoln's Inn Fields in February, 1718; Miss Tenoe at DL on May 10, 1721; and Viulleneuve and Mrs. Delagarde in "a new Ball dance" at CG April 9, 1743. His most important pupil was John Topham, who first appeared on the stage as "Mr. Kellom's scholar" and later danced in John Weaver's Orpheus and Eurydice (1718). Tomlinson's importance lies in his ability to popularize in England some of the complicated court dances choreographed in France. His teaching and books were directed toward the amateur. His published dances were described in words, depicted graphically, and notated in a version of the Feuillet choreography. In addition to his important theoretical essay The Art of Dancing*, he published six collections of dances during 1719-1720, all of them rare. * "This book has continuing importance and interest for students of dance technique and bibliography" (Thorp and Ralph, VI, 176). "The book is unique in its combination of text, notation and figures of dances" (Hilton, 52). References: Hilton, Dance of Court and Theater: The French Noble Style, 1690-1725 (1981); Thorp and Ralph, "Kellom Tomlinson," International Encyclopedia of Dance VI (1998).

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        Memoire sur une decouverte dans l'art de batir, faite par le Sr. Loriot, mecanicien pensionnaire du Roi, dans lequel l'on rend publique par ordre de Sa Majeste, La methode de composer en Ciment ou Mortier, propre a une infinite d'ouvrages, tant pour la construction, que pour le decoration.

      Paris, Lambert, 1754.. (20 x 12,5 cm). 53 (3) S. Moderner Pappband.. Erste Ausgabe seines ersten Werkes, in dem er den berühmten, von ihm erfundenen wasserdichten Mörtel, Mortier-Loriot genannt, beschreibt. - Loriot (1716-1782) war Mechaniker und technischer Chemiker in Paris. - Wohlerhalten. - Ferchl 322; Poggendorff I, 1499 First edition. His famous work on mortar. - Recent boards. A fine copy

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        Neue Erdbeschreibung. Vol. 1-5 in 7 parts.

      . Hamburg: Johann Carl Bohn 1754-68. All with copperengraved vignette on titlepage. Nice contemporary full vellum with caligraphed title on spines (partly disappeared caused by age). Old name (M. Flygare, Engelholm, Sweden) on inner frontboard and endpapers. * Vol.I: Dänemark, Norwegen, Schweden, das ganze russische Kaisertum, Preussen, Polen, Hungarn und die europäische Türkey, mit dazu gehörigen und einverleibten Ländern. Vol. II: Portugal, Spanien, Frenkreich, Wäldschland und Gross-Britanien. Vol. III, in 3 parts: Das deutsche Reich nach seiner gegenwärtigen Staatsverfassung enthält. Vol. IV: Die vereinigten Niederlande, die Eidgenossenhaft samt denen derselben zugewandten Orten, Schlesien und Glatz. Vol. V: Erste Abtheilung, welche unterschiedene Länder von Asia begreist.<br>In all 12 volumes were published..

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        The Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXIV. For the Year MDCCLIV

      London: Printed for D. Henry, and R. Cave, at St. John's Gate, 1754. London: Printed for D. Henry, and R. Cave, at St. John's Gate, 1754. First edition. Bound to period style in modern brown speckled calf, five raised bands, red morocco spine labels, gilt titles and rules. Beautifully bound, with new endpapers, numeral added to volume title, institutional ownership stamps to verso of volume title and one other leaf, faint damp stain to tip of top corner of first 15 leaves, minor browning along some margins, crease to one plate and trimmed at the neat line, another with nicks to edge, maps very clean and bright, with small nick to one at inner margin, overall a very good copy in a fine binding. 8vo. Illus. with 23 [of 25] plates, some folding, maps + musical scores, and woodcuts. Lacking: Elevation of the central arch of Westminster Bridge (p.60) and View of the Ruins of Palmyra (p. 108). Complete year with twelve monthly issues plus supplement, each issue with its own title page with woodcut, bound as directed with general title page and preface from supplement bound in first. An exceptional early description of Major George Washington, then only 21 years old, of the British Forces, during the French and Indian War, found in three issues: Account of a Journey from Williamsburg to the French Fort, near the Lake Erri, in Virginia (June); Some accounts of the Encroachments made by the French on the British Settlements in America (July), and Account of Our Affairs in America (September) which included the terms of George Washington's only military surrender, where, perhaps unknowingly due to poor translation, he admitted to the assassination of Joseph Coulon de Villiers de Jumonville of the French forces. Among other actions, the battles would spark the Seven Years War, and thus Horace Walpole's later comment "The volley fired by a young Virginian in the backwoods of America set the world on fire." John Ferling in his book "Setting the World Ablaze' (Oxford, 2000), agreed, calling Washington "irresponsible." (p. 24). Includes Bowen's important and related map: "A Map of the British American Plantations extending from Boston in New England to Georgia; including all the back Settlements in the respective Provinces as far as the Mississippi" (July) by which the places can be identified including English and French forts, Gisto Settlement and Walker's Settlement of 1750 on the Cumberland River, Indian tribes to the west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and numerous trails and topological features. Among the twenty-two other plates, includes the map "A General Map of the Discoveries of Admiral De Fonte & others, By M. De l'Isle," delineating the discoveries of Tchirikow, Bernarda, Spanberg, de Aguilar, de Fuca, Behring, and others as well as De Font's hoax showing the Sea of the West and the Northwest Passage. Includes 21 further plates.

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